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White Waltham CofE Academy

Ashley Hill MAT

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Ashley Hill

Multi Academy Trust

Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

Hello everyone!

 

We have been so proud of how well you have all settled back into school! Great work, Year 5!

For the next four weeks, we are going to be doing lots of fun things such as making pop-up books, making games and animations using the computer, and getting outside as much as possible!

Remember, we will be having PE every day for half an hour, so you might want to bring some trainers to keep in your locker. You can also bring in your own pencil case (you will need colouring pens or pencils) and a reading book of your choice to keep in the classroom. 

 

Miss Bond and Miss Sawdon

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Important Dates

1st April 2021- Final of Eisteddfod

 

 

This week's learning

WC Monday 29th March 2021

 

Maths

This week, we are continuing to go over the different fraction topics that were covered during lockdown. For the children that are already confident with this topic, we will be going over reasoning problems in order to strengthen and deepen their understanding.

 

Literacy

This week, we are going to be continuing to write our story based on "The Invisible." The children will be re-writing the story but for an older audience, thinking about how they can add detail to their work and adapt their writing style to suit a particular audience. 

 

Reading

We are continuing to read our book Wonder which the children have particularly enjoyed so far and we will be completing some activities linked with this. 

 

DT

We've almost finished our pop-up books now and they are looking great! 

Computing

We will also be starting our computing topic this week, looking at coding. 

Home Learning

The following section is for those who are home learning due to isolation. 

 

Monday 29th March

 

Literacy

Today, you are going to be writing your build up to "The Invisible." Remind yourself of the story here

Take a look at my example, can you pick out any of the grammatical features we usually talk about in class? 

 

Isabel skipped down the stairs and into the living room. The room was mostly bare, except for a wooden table and two well-worn chairs.

She found her father and mother sitting together. They were looking very concerned. "What's the matter?" Isabel asked anxiously. Her father was pushing pennies around with his fingers, while her mother placed her hand gently on Isabel's shoulder. 

"We need to move to the other side of the city, sweetheart," Mum began. "We just can't afford to live here anymore."

The next weekend, the family moved into a multi-storey block of flats on the other side of the city. Everything there was grey: the buildings, the trees and even the sky. Isabel was beginning to feel isolated, it was if she no longer existed. 

 

Write your own build up to the story, making sure that you include:

  • Parentheses
  • Fronted adverbials
  • Direct speech
  • Descriptive language

 

Guided Reading

Take a look at the current chapter from Wonder; Chapter 12

Answer the following questions:

1. Where did August go when they got home?

2. Who is Daisy?

3. What did August call Daisy?

4. Who did August like the most?

5. Explain why mum's face began to turn red. 

6. Why was mum surprised about Julian?

DT

Continue to make your pop-up book. Let me know if you need your literacy book to write up your story. :)

Tuesday 30th March 2021

Literacy

Today, you are going to be writing your problem to "The Invisible." Remind yourself of the story here

Take a look at my example, can you pick out any of the grammatical features we usually talk about in class?

 

Day after day, Isabel walked the bland, lonely streets only to be ignored by those around her. Before long, she started to feel different; weird almost. She could feel the wind around her legs and the bitter cold on her arms. Concerned, Isabel looked down and realised she could barely see her own hands...or her feet!

"What is happening to me?" Isabel asked herself nervously. But with each moment that passed, more of Isabel simply vanished. 

It did not take long for Isabel to realise that she was completely invisible.

 

 

Write your own build up to the story, making sure that you include:

  • Parentheses
  • Fronted adverbials
  • Direct speech
  • Descriptive language

Guided Reading

Take a look at the current chapter from Wonder; Chapter 13

  • How far away was Beecher Prep from Auggie’s house? 

  • What did the waitress at the coffee shop call Auggie?   

  • What did dad call Auggie before he went into school? 

  • How do you think August felt about his first day at school? 

  • Predict how you think his first day will go.  

Topic

Continue your pop up book. 

 

If you have finished, then go through the next computing lessons following the instructions below. 

I've also put a little picture of your login if you have forgotten it. 

Wednesday 31st March 2021

Literacy

Today, you are going to be writing your resolution to "The Invisible." Remind yourself of the story here

Take a look at my example, can you pick out any of the grammatical features we usually talk about in class?

 

Despite now being invisible, something extremely special was about to happen.  

  

As if from nowhere, there were now several pale, silvery figures going about their every-day lives. Isabel was overwhelmed with just how many there were and wondered how she had not seen any of them before. First, Isabel noticed an elderly woman who was delicately tending to beautiful flowers and a man who was stood feeding a large flock of pigeons. Then she came across a boy – roughly her age – who was busy with a mountain bike.  

  

“Can you hear me?” she questioned frowning. The boy paused and looked at her.  

“Yes,” he chuckled with a hint of a foreign accent. Isabel was shocked to realise that she could talk to the invisibles.  

“What are you doing to the bike?” Isabel asked.  

 “I’m mending the bike for that boy over there,” he pointed towards the lake. “I used to mend bikes in my home country.”  

  

As Isabel went from person to person, she began to realise that they all seemed to have something in common: they all felt lonely.  

 

Write your own resolution, making sure you include:

  • Parentheses
  • Fronted adverbials
  • Direct speech
  • Descriptive language

Guided Reading

Take a look at the current chapter from Wonder; Chapter 14

 

Answer the following questions:

  • Who said hi to August first? 

  • Where did August choose to sit? 

  • What do Ms Petosa and Mrs Garcia have in common? 

  • How do you think the author wants us to feel about Henry Joplin at this point in the story? How does he achieve this? Use evidence from the text. 

Topic

Continue your pop up book. 

 

If you have finished, then go through the next computing lessons following the instructions above.

Thursday 1st April 2021

Literacy

Today, you are going to be writing your ending to "The Invisible." Remind yourself of the story here

Take a look at my example, can you pick out any of the grammatical features we usually talk about in class?

 

When Isabel returned the next day, she decided that she would try to help the people that she had met the day before. When she found the elderly lady, she helped plant sunflowers in the decorated plant pots. Then, Isabel spent time with the man helping him feed the stray animals around the park. 

 

Each day, Isabel helped more and more people. Slowly but surely, Isabel noticed that the more the invisible community came together, the more they could be seen! 

 

Soon, Isabel was not just visible, she was vibrant! That was now Isabel made something incredibly special; one of the hardest things anyone can ever make...

 

Isabel had made a difference. 

 

Write your own ending, making sure you include:

  • Parentheses
  • Fronted adverbials
  • Ellipsis
  • Descriptive language

Easter!

For the rest of the day today, we are going to be making an Easter egg wreath like the one below;

We will be decorating the eggs ourselves, but if you have patterned paper (or anything else that looks snazzy!) then please use that too!

Enjoy, and Happy Easter!

Spellings
Stars of the Week

Daisy for beautifully descriptive writing all week.

Anton for challenging himself with his writing choices.

Dojo Winner
Tom
Important information

Parent Information Evening

Please find below the powerpoint for parent information evening this year. 
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