May half-term

Well it’s that time again, half-term! It’s time to give yourselves a well deserved break!

If you’re struggling to think of things to do during this break, we thought we’d give you some more suggestions!

Keep active. We’ve had lovely weather recently, and the government have now said we can have picnics in the park! So why not have a household trip out to the park, you could even cycle there!

Read a new book

Or listen to one! Audible are still providing lots of free children’s books https://stories.audible.com/discovery Kingsley teachers are also reading picture books and chapter books https://sites.google.com/kingsley.education/kingsley-stories/stories https://sites.google.com/kingsley.education/kingsley-stories/chapter-books

Get Arty!

Create a picture using sticks, leaves, moss, rocks etc.

Nature Art - Lessons - Tes Teach

Use bubble paint to create your own masterpiece

bubble paint hydrangea - apiece of rainbow (14)
https://www.apieceofrainbow.com/bubble-paint-flower-hydrangeas/

Recycle and get closer to nature by creating a bird feeder

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yV6V6rtpyc

Rock Painting

how-to-paint-pebbles-and-stones
https://www.agirlandagluegun.com/2014/05/rock-painting-summer-survival-kids-crafts.html

Popped Bubble Art

Popped Bubble Art
https://www.broogly.com/project/popped-bubble-art

Get baking

Chocolate traybake with the word 'cake' written in multicolour sweets
https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/top-5-easy-bakes-kids

We’d love to see your creations so make sure you take photos!

Next Week’s Learning, 18th May

Subjects completed daily will be Maths, Writing , Reading and PE. This week’s other sessions will be Science, Art, History, Music and RE.

PE

Complete the Joe Wicks workouts from YouTube or create your own high intensity workout. Use your exercise for the day to get some fresh air by going for a short run or bike ride. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Writing

Day 1: Identify the different features of poems used within the video. Create your own examples of these poetic devices. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks1-ks2-poetry-playing-with-words/zmxf8xs https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks1-ks2-understanding-poetry/zdy4xyc

Day 2: Create your multiple emotion riddles by creating your own phrases describing different emotions. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks1-ks2-understanding-poetry/zf8m382

Day 3: Think about something that is important to you, this could be your family, friends, hobbies, home or even school! Draw an image of what is important to you and write words around it describing how it makes you feel. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks1-ks2-how-to-write-poetry-about-your-life/zfsr2sg Challenge: Think about how your feelings may have changed about what is important to you before lockdown and during lockdown.

Day 4: Use your notes from yesterday to write a poem based on your own experiences. Challenge: you could create a poem with multiple verse, perhaps you could compare your feelings about what is important to you before lockdown and during lockdown.

Day 5: Perform your poem to a member of your household. Use the following video to help you develop your performance. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks1-ks2-understanding-poetry/zdwxbdm

Reading

It is important to keep reading, for enjoyment as well as to develop your reading ability. The following link has reading suggestions suitable for children in year 5. https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks2-school-pupils/suggested-reading-list-for-year-5-pupils-ks2-age-9-10/

Day 1: Read about the Indus Valley and define any word you are unsure of. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zxn3r82/articles/z9mpsbk

Day 2: Watch the video. Why do the Indus people live near the river? What were the Indus people one of the first to have? Why did the Indus people leave?

Day 3: Read the article. Why did the first farmers like living near the river?  Was the Indus Valley a peaceful place to live?

Day 4: Summarise who the Indus people were and where they were from.

Day 5: Recreate your favourite book cover, you could use the computer, pencils or even make a collage. OR Take part in the BBC English Reading lesson: A Pocketful of Stars by Aisha Bushby.

Kingsley teachers have been recording themselves reading stories on video. Click the following link and you might see some of your very own year 5 teachers! https://sites.google.com/kingsley.education/kingsley-stories/chapter-books

Maths

Complete the daily maths lessons, including activities and worksheets https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons/1

Continue to work through 10 tasks on your mathletics each day.

Complete arithmetic style tasks using top marks. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Science (Monday)

Gather some of the moving toys in your house. Can you identify their mechanisms and explain how they are moving? Consider the forces involved in creating these movements. (Tip: think back to our DT lessons on moving toys). https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zydg9j6

Art (Tuesday)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zxn3r82/articles/zcsbr82 Using your drawing of the bearded man use any materials you can find in your home to create a sculpture of your bearded man. You could use, clay, play-dough, cardboard, or perhaps you could be creative using different objects around your house such as blankets and cushions.

History (Wednesday)

Continue to investigate the Indus valley in the modern day and how this has grown from the ancient civilisation. Use your previous knowledge and geography skills to discover how this must have happened over time.   https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zxn3r82

Music (Thursday)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3Bpb4NqTpL9hiRFt3G1w9A/videos?fbclid=IwAR1YOz9-RMz8aQDqCdnvS6VQnP8c20MyK0wIFI47q7gbAn3rgjFA5AP1Gew Sing-a-long to your favourites!

RE (Friday)

Think about the word community, do you belong to any communities? Why is it good to belong to a community? Why do Christians go to church? Who else uses churches?
Research local churches and make a mind map about the people who work there and what else the building is used for – is it only used for church events?

Here are some websites for Croydon churches; https://newlifecroydon.co.uk/regular-activities/ https://redeemercroydon.org/midweek/ https://www.croydonminster.org/calendar/http://saint-mary.org.uk/parish-team/ https://www.lifecity.org.uk/team

Next Week’s Learning, 11th May

Subjects completed daily will be Maths, Writing , Reading and PE. This week’s other sessions will be PSHE, Geography, DT, French and Computing.

PE

Complete the Joe Wicks workouts from YouTube or create your own high intensity workout. Use your exercise for the day to get some fresh air by going for a short run or bike ride. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Writing

  • You are going to create your own Just So Story (See Reading Day 1).
  • Day 1: Think back to the animal you researched at the beginning of this term. Invent possible ways that animal came to be in existence
  • Day 2: Plan your story.
  • Day 3: Write your story.
  • Day 4: Continue to write and improve your story.
  • Day 5: Read your story to a member of our household.

Reading

  • Day 1: Read How the Camel got his hump https://www.gutenberg.org/files/2781/2781-h/2781-h.htm#link2H_4_0002 You could read along whilst someone reads the story! https://stories.audible.com/pdp/B002V8HAG6?ref=adbl_ent_anon_sc_pdp_pc_0 Define any word you are unsure of.
  • Day 2: Why do you think the Camel’s response is always ‘Humph!’?
  • Day 3: Think back to the three types of inference we have learned about (Text to text, text to self, text to the world). What does Rudyard Kipling mean by ‘he has never yet learned how to behave’?
  • Day 4: Now you have read a just so story. Here are a few other titles, How the Leopard got his spots, How the Rhinoceros got his skin, How the whale got his throat. Pick one of the titles and write your prediction about this story. You can always compare it to Rudyard Kipling’s version!
  • Day 5: Read your favourite book for 20 minutes. Or take part in the BBC English Reading lesson: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons/1 

Maths

Complete the daily maths lessons, including activities and worksheets https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons/1

Continue to work through 10 tasks on your mathletics each day.

Complete arithmetic style tasks https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/399/Archery-Arithmetic-Multiplication

PSHE (Monday)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3wWbcGrYq210xzVjF9gHnqv/british-values-mutual-respect

What is respect and why is it important? How can we show we respect others? 

What is equality? How are respect and equality related? 

Geography (Tuesday)

Find the Indus Valley on a map.

DT (Wednesday)

Design and build a box which moves tomatoes without squashing them (using resources you have in your home). 

French (Thursday)

www.languageangels.com/schools/  

log in to Pupil Games 

Username: KPAfrench 

Password: Speakfrench 

Select games under the topic of Les Habitats 

Computing (Friday)

https://studio.code.org/s/express-2019

Hello!

Hello year 5! We hope you are having fun and getting lots done. We thought we would give you a little update on what we have been doing to pass the time in the evenings.

Miss Partington’s Oatcakes.
They look a lot like like pancakes but they’re not!

Miss Partington has been keeping on top of her reading list. Some of the books she has enjoyed include; Pages & Co: Tilly and the Bookwanderers, The Kid Who Came From Space and The Return of the Railway Children. Miss Partington is currently reading The London Eye Mystery. She has also decided to learn a few new skills and build on existing ones, including brush calligraphy, playing a new instrument and making Staffordshire oatcakes (a delicacy from her hometown!).

Mr Heard has read lots of books including the third and fourth in the Kid Normal series, Rooftoppers, Becoming Kareem and is currently reading Watch us Rise. He has also continued to be active and is running regularly.

Mr Pett has been taking full advantage of his daily exercise by exploring the local area whilst running. He has also continued to learn new skills whilst cooking, one dish he has loved so far is Chow Mien.

Mrs Jackson has also been developing her cooking skills! A few of the dishes she has made include apple pie and fried chicken.

All this talk of food is making us hungry!

Enjoy the rest of your week and stay safe.

Next week’s learning, 4th May

Subjects completed daily will be Maths, Writing , Reading and PE. This week’s other sessions will be Science, Art, History, Music and RE.

PE

Complete the Joe Wicks workouts from youtube or create your own high intensity workout. Use your exercise for the day to get some fresh air by going for a short run or bike ride. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Writing

This week you are going to create a biography about a member of your household!

Day 1: You need to gather information for your biography, the best way to do this is to conduct an interview! Today’s task is to come up with some questions to ask your subject. These questions could surround where they were born, when they were born, their school life, their previous and current jobs etc.

Day 2: Conduct your interview, make sure you gather all the information you will need.

Day 3: Write up your biography. Think about how you might present this, you could create a large poster with pictures (drawn or photographs).

Day 4: Continue to write up and perfect your biography. 

Day 5: Present your finished work back to the subject of your biography.

Reading

https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks2-school-pupils/suggested-reading-list-for-year-5-pupils-ks2-age-9-10/

It is important to keep reading, for enjoyment as well as to develop your reading ability. The above link has reading suggestions suitable for children in year 5. 

Day 1: Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z378q6f 

Define any words you are unsure of. 

Day 2: The Jabberwocky’s eyes are described as a flame, so what colour are they likely to be? What do you think a vorpal sword is?

Day 3: Did the hero kill the Jabberwock? Explain your answer using evidence from the poem. 

The poem is very similar to a fairy tale. Explain why, using evidence from the text. 

Day 4: Choose a verse of the poem to perform to a member of your family. Extension: Create a performance for the entire poem.

Day 5: Read your favourite book for 20 minutes. Or take part in the BBC English Reading lesson: Tell me no lies by Malorie Blackman https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons/1 

Maths

Complete the daily maths lessons, including activities and worksheets https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons/1

Continue to work through 10 tasks on your mathletics each day.

Complete arithmetic style tasks using top marks. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Science (Monday)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zsxxsbk/articles/zxw6gdm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zsxxsbk/articles/zxqrdxs

Learn about water and air resistance, and friction. Think about how these forces might affect different objects moving through water or air.

Art (Tuesday)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zxn3r82/articles/zcsbr82 

Think back to the sculpture of the bearded man – the priest king. Draw out your own version of the bearded man. 

History (Wednesday)

Research the Indus Valley https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zxn3r82  

How has the Indus valley developed? How did the early settlers and early civilisations help it to grow? 

Music (Thursday)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3Bpb4NqTpL9hiRFt3G1w9A/videos?fbclid=IwAR1YOz9-RMz8aQDqCdnvS6VQnP8c20MyK0wIFI47q7gbAn3rgjFA5AP1Gew 

Sing-a-long to your favourites! 

RE ( Friday)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/what-is-the-christian-holy-bible/zf4h382 

Think back to our work on Jesus’ Parables.  

Do you think the Bible is relevant today?  

Do you think Christian’s believe the Bible is relevant today? 

Where might we see the influence of the Bible in modern day?