COMPETITION TIME- EASTER GARDEN
Can you make an Easter garden this week at home?
Do not go to the shops but use objects you have already in your house or garden. Try to be creative and create a garden which shows what Easter means to you.
Take a photo of your garden and send it to Mrs Clinch by email-Year3firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please send your photos by Friday 10th April
I will post the winning gardens on the website on Easter Sunday!
Questions about the Coronavirus book
The Grufallo illustrator Axel Scheffler has teamed up with experts to create a free book to explain what the Coronavirus is for children. It aims to answer questions for children between five to nine year olds and help them to understand what they are going through right now.
Covid-19 TIME CAPSULE
We are all living through history. Here is something to use to remember it. We can create a keepsake of this time for us to look back on. Print it off and fill it in :)
Beginning Monday 20 April, BBC Bitesize will publish daily online lessons for all ages. We'll also have a new dedicated TV channel full of learning content, podcasts on BBC Sounds and loads of educational video on iPlayer
Maths factor is an online maths resource for children 4- 12 years old. The resource is currently free due to Covid 19. Register for free and your child will have access to daily maths sessions and games.
Epic is a great online reading resource.
Year 5 love reading and sadly due to many public buildings beginning to shut, children may not have access to a variety of books. I have signed up the children to Epic which provides children with hundreds of books from all genres along with quizzes, It is crucial that over the next few weeks your child reads as much as possible to ensure the love of reading they have developed continues to flourish.
Below are instructions on how to access your child's account.
Please note: On the instructions below you will notice that Step 3 says 'Select your child's name and you're in!' Your child will also be required to enter a pin. Their pin is the same 2digit password they use for Purple Mash but repeated. So if your child's purple mash pin is 34, their epic pin will be 3434.
Read as much as possible. Reading is so important!
To access on a Laptop or Chrome book:
Below is the link for the purple mash log in.
New website to help with English. I will assign some English work on here. Please click onto this link and sign up. Use only you first name and first letter of last name. eg- Jennifer K.
Maths lessons online.
Live lessons online-
Joe Wicks- 9am
Jane Considine's Super Sentence Stacking session
Planbee live science lesson 11am
Body percussion 11am
Rock kids 2pm
PHSE- Self esteem, mental health, live songs and exercise.
David walliams one audio story a day
Below are a few websites which are useful during school closure.
TWINKL- Free educational resources
TWINKL have created a code for parents to access all TWINKL resources for free for one month from the day the account is created. You just need to visit the above link, create your own account using an email address and insert the code UKTWINKLHELPS
They have a number of really helpful guides, designed for parents, for different areas of the curriculum. Their dedicated Parents' Hub contains hundreds of educational activities designed for use at home.
Reading- Oxford Owl
As a parent/guardian, you can sign up for free to the Oxford website and will gain access to their full eBook library (which has over 100 eBooks). These books can be used alongside any other reading books the children may have at home. More information will be coming regarding the use of this website.
The above link will take you to the Pobble 365 website. There will be a picture on the homepage each day as a stimulus for writing. There are questions underneath about the picture to get creativity flowing and a suggested genre of writing for children to do. All past pictures are available from the calendar under 'Pick a day'.
This is a great site for fluency in maths for Years 3-6. There are many resources with arithmetic questions based on previous SATs test papers and YouTube videos associated with some of the content to guide children through.
Fun educational resources available for 3 years old to 11 years old
Crickweb- free online education resources and games available from Early Years- Year 6.
ICT Games- a tablet and desktop friendly free resource to support primary-aged children in maths and English.
PhonicsPlay is currently free to use. Children can use the site at home without parents needing to subscribe. All you need to do is log on using the following details:
Username: march20 Password: home
Children will be familiar with this website which gets them engaged in computer science. Tutorials are available and children work through at their own pace. The games Lightbot and Angry Birds are a favourite!
Passion play songs
Over the past few weeks, the children have been working very hard putting together the songs for the Passion Play.
GIven the uncertain situation at present, we didn’t want the children’s efforts to go unseen. Whilst they’re still a working progress, we are sure you will agree that they sound beautiful.
Below is a recording of a song from the passion play. Please could you encourage your child to learn the words to this tune. Thank you.
Today, we discussed the properties of 3D shapes. We made our 3D shapes from nets and worked out how many faces, vertices and edges they had. We then walked through our ‘museum’ and asked the guides to tell us more about their shape.
Today we spent sometime creating our planet pieces and writing our scores. Listen below.
Today we wrote our own haikus about space. Read them below.
This half-term we have been learning how to play badminton.
In our Maths lessons, we went outside and instructed each other using maths translations.
In our music lesson we listened and analysed Richard Strauss’ music- Also Sprach Zarathustra. We used a musical score to help us practice our parts. Here are our first performances, we will have another practice next week!
In our computing lesson we researched information about the International Space Station (ISS). We worked into pairs on our chosen topics. We created our own powerpoints, copying pictures, typing information, using animation and adding our chosen video links.
We then presented our knowledge to the children in our class.
We planned our own Christmas ornaments today. We thought about who we wanted to design a gift for and designed it in our books first. We wrote instructions to help us make our product. We looked at how to blend two pieces together so they don’t break apart.
We can’t wait to paint our products and give them to our friends and families.
We made our own pizzas from scratch. First we designed our pizzas in pairs then we followed instructions, measured our ingredients and chopped our own toppings.
Here are our tasters from year 4.
Here we are tasting our pizzas!
Today in P.E, we were looking at movement during games. We practiced passing and communicating with other players. We looked at the terms ‘man on’, ‘turn’ and ‘switch’.
Traditional German Foods
In Design and Technology, we have been looking at foods from around the world. This week, we looked at German food.
We followed a recipe to make pretzels.
We developed our understanding of the kneading technique.
In our science work today we have been exploring solubility. We tested different materials and predicted which would dissolve in water. We also looked at separation with different liquids.
Class Assembly- Oliver with a Twist
Over the past few weeks, we have been studying the novel Oliver Twist in our English work and have learnt how the poor lived in the Victorian Age. The author, Charles Dickens, was sent to work in a factory aged just 12. He never forgot how awful his time there was and later, when he was a successful author, he wrote Oliver Twist to show people what life was really like for some children.
In our English lessons, we have focused on the features of playscripts and how the personalities of characters can be shown through their words and actions. We adapted the novel into a playscript, writing our own scenes. Therefore, some of the characters will be played by different actors in each scene.
Take a look at some of our pictures!
Tom Gates Live
Today we visited Manchester's Opera House to watch a live version of the books which many of our children are familiar with. Tom Gates Live brought all of his doodling magic to life in a fun 2-hour tale about Tom, his family and friends.
We are hoping that this will inspire us in our own performance of Oliver Twist next week!
D&T Healthy Vegan Stir-fry
Today we looked at how to make a healthy vegan meal. We prepared our vegetables by chopping it into little pieces. We looked at the bridge technique to stop our food from rolling away and so don’t have any accidents.
We made a Vegetable stir-fry and ate it with rice and so sauce. We tried some rice and stir-fry without soy-sauce too.
We even found some sprout lovers!
See below for our pictures!
Today we performed the two poems we have been learning in front of the school. Take a look at a video of our performance here!
Middleton Heritage Walk
We spent the morning looking at some of the historical sites in the local area, which we will use for the persuasive leaflets we are writing in English.
We walked up the 24 steps which L.S. Lowry painted, saw the grammar school, St. Leonard's church, Jubilee Park, the library, Old Boar’s Head, Peter loo’s Plaque and Long Street's Methodist church.
Below are some pictures which our digital leaders took.
In Music, we have been learning how to compose, read and play our own music. See our pictures below.
In Science we are learning about the different properties of materials. Today we have planned and carried out our own investigations into which materials are the best insulators. We tested different materials and discussed ways we can make future experiments even fairer.
As part of our topic, we made Anglo-Saxon shields for our visit from the Anglo-Saxons tomorrow.
We are very excited for them to visit us.
Below are a few examples.
Here are the uses of cow bones!
Here are our Warriors! The chain mail was really heavy!
Here we are grinding grain and wearing Anglo-Saxon clothing.
Here we are wrestling with sticks. We had some intense matches!
Here are some of us trying to lift the chain mail and holding the shield.
Here are some useful educational apps/ websites
Some apps that let you create your own spelling lists. (Some have a cost.)