Year 5/6W 2019 - 2020

Miss Walker

5/6W’s Google Classroom Code...

Guidance and advice for using Google Classroom can be found as an attachment at the bottom of this page.

Alternatively, you can seek instruction on YouTube:

(Click the link below)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfgqtCi7hdo

If you’re having any difficulty with Google Classroom, you can send queries via twitter using #WSGoogleClassroom5/6W as the tag.

We will try our best to solve any issues you have with this new platform as and when we can.

In the meantime, please feel free to use the material uploaded to this school webpage.


Welcome to Year 5/6W!

 

We hope you are all well and ready for summer term's learning.

Summer term Home Learning Timetable: Week commencing 13/07/20

 

Homeschooling

There are also some activities that you can do at home linked to this week's homeschooling. 

Activities:

  • Read for at least 30 minutes per day and quiz on Accelerated Reader
  • Practise your addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skills 
  • Practise your times tables
  • Challenge yourself on Mathletics
  • Practise our school song 'You Gotta Be' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oZXJD1NVW0
  • Work on probability in Maths  
  • Recap the year in Science and create a poster about your favourite topic
  • Golden rules

Summer term Home Learning Timetable: Week commencing 06/07/20

 

Homeschooling

There are also some activities that you can do at home linked to this week's homeschooling. 

Activities:

  • Read for at least 30 minutes per day and quiz on Accelerated Reader
  • Practise your addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skills 
  • Practise your times tables
  • Challenge yourself on Mathletics
  • Practise our school song 'You Gotta Be' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oZXJD1NVW0
  • Work on shape in Maths  
  • Write a story based on a picture 
  • Design and eco-car 
  • Plan a Science investigation about chocolate   

Summer term Home Learning Timetable: Week commencing 29/06/20

Homeschooling

There are also some activities that you can do at home linked to this week's homeschooling. 

Activities:

  • Read for at least 30 minutes per day and quiz on Accelerated Reader
  • Practise your addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skills 
  • Practise your times tables
  • Challenge yourself on Mathletics
  • Practise our school song 'You Gotta Be' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oZXJD1NVW0
  • Practise division skills 
  • Write a set of instructions  
  • Imagine what Ellesmere Port would be like in the future 
  • Learn about reversible and irreversible changes and complete a code breaker
  • Write about your experience of 'Lockdown'   

Summer term Home Learning Timetable: Week commencing 22/06/20

Homeschooling

There are also some activities that you can do at home linked to this week's homeschooling. 

Activities:

  • Read for at least 30 minutes per day and quiz on Accelerated Reader
  • Practise your addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skills 
  • Practise your times tables
  • Challenge yourself on Mathletics
  • Practise our school song 'You Gotta Be' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oZXJD1NVW0
  • Practise short and long multiplication 
  • Listen to our new story 'Ruby's Worry' and write an emotion poem  
  • Find out about Ellesmere Port's twin town in Germany 
  • Learn about reversible and irreversible changes  

 

Summer term Home Learning Timetable: Week commencing 15/06/20

Homeschooling

There are also some activities that you can do at home linked to this week's homeschooling. 

Activities:

  • Read for at least 30 minutes per day and quiz on Accelerated Reader
  • Practise your addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skills 
  • Practise your times tables
  • Challenge yourself on Mathletics
  • Practise our school song 'You Gotta Be' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oZXJD1NVW0
  • Practise addition and subtraction with decimals 
  • Listen to our new story 'Ruby's Worry' and complete a letter of advice 
  • Find out how Ellesmere Port has changed over time
  • Learn about Dr Jenner and the smallpox vaccine 

 

Summer term Home Learning Timetable: Week commencing 08/06/20

 

Homeschooling

There are also some activities that you can do at home linked to this week's homeschooling. 

Activities:

  • Read for at least 30 minutes per day and quiz on Accelerated Reader
  • Practise your addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skills 
  • Practise your times tables
  • Challenge yourself on Mathletics
  • Practise our school song 'You Gotta Be' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oZXJD1NVW0
  • Practise addition and subtraction using money and change
  • Listen to our new story 'Ruby's worry' and complete a 'one pager'
  • Find out how Ellesmere Port has changed over time
  • Learn about microorganisms and how they can help us
  • Create a good hygiene poster

All subject slides and worksheets will be posted to your child's Google Classroom.


 

 

Websites:

 

 

BONJOUR!!

If your children would like to complete some French activities here is a brilliant website where they can practise Stage 3 or 4 greetings, colours and numbers amongst other things-https://pln.myvle.co.uk/files/sc3490/sc3490/79/[28794]Home_Learning-_French.pdf 

   A is for Activity – this is the QR code sheet on which the children will have six QR codes they can scan and play games using a phone or tablet

  K is for Knowledge Organiser – now that the audio has been added, the children can now practise the key vocabulary and phonics for their topic and share it with their family at home

 V is for Video – this is a native speaker video that the children can watch, and join in with any activities.

Bon chance!!

 

                             

                                    Miss Walker                               Miss Pedley                         Mrs  Jankow 

                                      Teacher                           Teaching Assistant              Teaching Assistant

  

Welcome to Year 5/6

ACHIEVE EXCELLENCE

 

To keep up to date with our learning journey follow our Twitter account @school_ws

 

Spring 2 2020

EXPLORERS

 

Our topic for Spring 2 is Explorers. During this topic, we will develop our historical enquiry skills. We will be introduced to different explorers from different times, frontiers and continents. We will develop a historical understanding of the lives of explorers and the significance of exploration.

 

English

  

In Years 5 and 6, we will be continuing to focus on the following things:

  • Developing our comprehension skills.
  • Improving our vocabulary.
  • Understanding what we read by:
    • checking that the book makes sense, discussing our understanding and exploring the meaning of words in context
    • asking questions to improve our understanding
    • drawing inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence
    • predicting what might happen from details stated and implied
    • summarising the main ideas drawn from more than 1 paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas
    • identifying how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning
    • discuss and evaluate how authors use language, including figurative language, considering the impact on the reader
    • distinguish between statements of fact and opinion
    • retrieve, record and present information from non-fiction
    • participate in discussions about books that are read to them and those they can read for themselves, building on their own and others’ ideas and challenging views courteously
  • Continuing to develop our love of reading. 5/6 W LOVE reading! 

 

  • Being introduced to and inspired by different authors. We will be continuing to at the works of: Katherine Rundell – Rooftoppers as well as another text of hers called, 'The Explorer'. We will also look at the text, Journey by Aaron Becker.
  • Planning, drafting, writing, editing, evaluating and proof-reading our work.
  • Writing newspaper reports, biographies, blogs and alternative chapters/ endings.

Maths

  • In Maths we will be continuing to look at the 4 mathematical operations and mathematical reasoning. We will be focussing on developing our fluency, problem-solving and reasoning using APE. (Answer it, Prove it, Explain it!) We will also be working on …time, fractions, decimals, percentages, ratio and proportion, measure, statistics and shape.

It would be really helpful if you could: 

  • Practise all of the times tables.
  • Let your child explain what they have done in Maths that day.
  • Explore topics assigned on Mathletics.

 

Science

This term we will be exploring Evolution and Inheritance.

   

Evolution and Inheritance

We will recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago. We will recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents. We will identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution.

We will find out about the work of palaeontologists such as Mary Anning and about Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace developed their ideas on evolution.

We will work scientifically by: observing and raising questions about local animals and how they are adapted to their environment; coming how some living things are adapted to survive in extreme conditions. We will analyse advantages and disadvantages of specific adaptations.

Topic – Explorers

This topic will allow us to develop our historical enquiry skills. We will place historical events and people from past societies and periods in a chronological framework. We will learn about different explorers, why people explored and how explorers have had an effect and influence on life as we know it now. We will look at some of these explorers: Robert Falcon Scott, Columbus, Amelia Earhart, Yuri Gagarin, Marco Polo, James Cook, Neil Armstrong and Sir Walter Raleigh.

                           

In Art, we will look at our sketching skills. We will use a full range of pencils, charcoals or pastels to create a piece of observational art. We will be inspired by Darwin’s work on the Dodo and create observational drawings of birds in our local area linked to our nature visit to Eastham Ferry.  

                                       

In Computing, we will continue to focus on Internet Safety - using search technologies effectively and using technology safely, responsibly and respectfully. We will learn how to blog and identify the purpose of writing a blog. We will understand how to plan, create and present our own blog linked to our topic: Explorers.

             

In PSHCE, we will look at the world we live in and our British values of: respect, tolerance, diversity and equality for all. We will develop our understanding of community and look at respecting differences.  We will learn about living in the wider world and play an active role as citizens. 

                  

In Music, we will compare and contrast the impact that different composers from different times have had on people of that time. We will also sing in harmony confidently and accurately and perform parts from memory.

                           

In RE, we will be looking at the religion of Sikhism. We will become familiar with the life and celebrations of Sikhs. We will investigate why community and equality are important to Sikhs.

 

PE Days

We have P.E. on Mondays and Wednesdays so please ensure your child has their full PE kit in school, (t-shirt, shorts and pumps) all earrings must be removed or covered up. If your child needs a new PE kit, they are available to buy at the school office. 

Homework

Your child will receive English (SPaG/ Reading or Writing), spellings and Maths homework every Friday.

Maths and English / Spelling homework needs to be returned on Friday.

Children will have a spelling test every Friday.

We expect children to read daily for at least 20 minutes and to continue to learn their times tables.

If you have been absent look below for catch up activities you can do at home! 

In Year 5/6 you will be expected to do the following at home:

  • Read every night to an adult
  • Practise your spellings
  • Literacy Homework - SPAG

Here are some online activities, just click on the links below:

In Year 5/6 you will be expected to do the following at home:

  • Practise your times tables
  • Maths Homework

Here are some online activities, just click on the links below:

 

Spring 2020

LONDON CALLING

Our topic for the spring term is London Calling. During this topic, the children will develop their geographical skills, become familiar with our capital city and understand why people from all over the world visit it.

 

English

 

In Years 5 and 6, we will be focusing on the following things:

  • Developing our comprehension skills.
  • Improving our vocabulary.
  • Understanding what we read by:
    • checking that the book makes sense, discussing our understanding and exploring the meaning of words in context
    • asking questions to improve our understanding
    • drawing inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence
    • predicting what might happen from details stated and implied
    • summarising the main ideas drawn from more than 1 paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas
    • identifying how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning
    • discuss and evaluate how authors use language, including figurative language, considering the impact on the reader
    • distinguish between statements of fact and opinion
    • retrieve, record and present information from non-fiction
    • participate in discussions about books that are read to them and those they can read for themselves, building on their own and others’ ideas and challenging views courteously
  • Continuing to develop our love of reading. 5/6 W LOVE reading! 

  • Being introduced to and inspired by different authors. We will be looking at the works of: Katherine Rundell – Rooftoppers, Eva Ibbotson-Dial a Ghost and Salvatore Rubbino -A Walk in London
  • Planning, drafting, writing, editing, evaluating and proof-reading our work.
  • Writing newspaper reports, letters to persuade, persuasive texts, instructional texts and character descriptions.

Maths

  • In Maths we will be continuing to look at the 4 mathematical operations and mathematical reasoning. We will be focussing on developing our fluency, problem-solving and reasoning using APE. (Answer it, Prove it, Explain it!) We will also be working on …time, fractions, decimals, percentages, ratio and proportion, measure, statistics and shape.

It would be really helpful if you could: 

  • Practise all of the times tables.
  • Let your child explain what they have done in Maths that day.
  • Explore topics assigned on Mathletics.

 

Science

This term we will be exploring Electricity.

Electricity

We will build on our work from Year 4, identifying common appliances that run on electricity. We will construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers. We will identify whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit, based on whether or not the lamp is part of a complete loop with a battery. We will recognise that a switch opens and closes a circuit and associate this with whether or not a lamp lights in a simple series circuit. We will recognise some common conductors and insulators, and associate metals with being good conductors. We will associate the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit. We will compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches and we will use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram.

 

We will work scientifically by: systematically identifying the effect of changing one component at a time in a circuit.

 

 

Topic – London Calling

 

This topic will allow us to develop our geographical skills. We will link our learning to the Year 5 visit to London. We will look at where London is; how long it takes to get there; identify counties and regions we pass through and discover why people visit London. We will use the 8 points of a compass, 4 and 6-figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world. We will identify the Prime/Greenwich Meridian and time zones (including day and night).

                           

 

In DT, we will design and make sandwiches suitable for Afternoon Tea. We will explore different types of sandwiches: open, toasted and pocket sandwiches to name a few. Children will explore and experiment with different fillings and use appropriate tools safely. We will also look at food hygiene standards. Our learning will culminate in an Afternoon Tea Party/ Garden Party.

                                           

                                  

In Art, we will look at the London waterfront and recreate our own versions.

 

                                     

In Computing, we will continue to focus on Internet Safety - using search technologies effectively and using technology safely, responsibly and respectfully. We will learn how to blog and identify the purpose of writing a blog. We will understand how to plan, create and present our own blog linked to our topic: London Calling.

                  

In PSHCE, we will look at the world we live in and our British values of: respect, tolerance, diversity and equality for all. We will explore topics including: the House of Commons and the House of Lords, elections and voting, debating, and how laws are made. We will learn about living in the wider world and play an active role as citizens.

                      

In Music, we will appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians. We will also use and understand staff and other musical notations.

                                 

In RE, we will be looking at the religion of Sikhism. We will become familiar with the life and celebrations of Sikhs. We will investigate why community and equality are important to Sikhs.

 

PE Days

We have P.E. on Mondays and Wednesdays so please ensure your child has their full PE kit in school, (t-shirt, shorts and pumps) all earrings must be removed or covered up. If your child needs a new PE kit, they are available to buy at the school office. 

Homework

Your child will receive English (SPaG/ Reading or Writing), spellings and Maths homework every Friday.

Maths and English / Spelling homework needs to be returned on Friday.

Children will have a spelling test every Friday.

We expect children to read daily for at least 20 minutes and to continue to learn their times tables.

If you have been absent look below for catch up activities you can do at home! 

In Year 5/6 you will be expected to do the following at home:

  • Read every night to an adult
  • Practise your spellings
  • Literacy Homework - SPAG

 

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