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Week Beginning 8 February 2021

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please contact us at:

advice@mapledeneschool.com

Thank you. 

Friday 12th February

 

We did it guys! A whole half term of home learning. You have been amazing, and we can’t wait to celebrate with you at our Zoom meetings later today. Both classes are meeting at 3.30pm, where we will give out our final awards and play a quiz. 

 

Before you attend our meeting, can you please make sure that you take another look at our zoom rules.

 

On with our final day of learning!

Today’s timetable:

Subject

Task:

 

 

Yr3 Rain forest assembly

Maths

Rounding game

 

Reading

Jazz Harper 9 and 10

 

English

War of the Worlds radio broadcast film

 

PE

Fitness Fun

 

 

Reward time

 

Storytime

 

The Jamie Drake Equation

 

 

Zoom Quiz- 3.30pm

Assembly

Watch the Year 3 assembly plus our shooting stars here.

 

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

Maths

You have done a brilliant job with rounding to 1 million this week. Before you start, play this game to wake your brain up!

 

 

https://www.mathnook.com/math/bike-racing-math-rounding.html

 

 

https://www.mathnook.com/math/math-dog-rounding-nearest-100.html

 

Now your brain is warmed up, today we would like you to create your own rounding game based on an alien invasion. It can be a card game, a board game or another game of your choice as long as it practises your rounding skills to a million.

 

We have included some things that you might like to use, but feel free to create your own. Remember, we are testing our Maths skills here, so spending an hour drawing an alien counter is not good maths! We can’t wait to see your games.

Reading

We’ve had lots of messages from you saying how much you have been enjoying the Jazz Harper story. As there are only two videos of it left, we would like you to finish the story. Answering two lots of questions is too much, so rather than writing down the answers to the questions, we would just like you to listen to, and enjoy, the story. Or if you would prefer, finish reading the story yourself.

 

Chapter 8

 

Daily Reading | Jazz Harper: Space Explorer Part Nine | Twinkl Originals

Chapter 9

Daily Reading | Jazz Harper: Space Explorer Part Ten | Twinkl Originals

English

For your English today, we would like you to complete your film based on the last person on Earth. The videos that we have been sent so far are amazing - what a brilliant bunch of actors you are! Recap your task by watching Miss F's video first.

The Last Human Broadcast

Good afternoon Year 5,

You have made it! It is Friday afternoon 😊  This afternoon you are going to finish this half term’s learning in style. 

First of all, we’d like to liven things up with PE, in preparation for the  weekend.  Below are a series of links that you can choose from:

[FORTNITE FITNESS] Batman Dance Workout ft. Glenn Higgins

Among Us P.E. Edition

..

Just Dance 2014 - Ghostbusters (Classic 5 Stars) PS4

Reward Time

 

Year 5 …. It’s ‘Reward Time’!   You get to choose how to spend this time.  Curl up with a book, snuggle up on the sofa and watch a film, write a story, create a piece of artwork … the decision is yours.

 

The Jamie Drake Equation

 

Yesterday, Jamie learnt all about the Fibonacci Sequence of numbers that 'Buzz' was using to communicate with him. Will he be able to communicate any further? Find out in Chapter 15 and 16.

(Video coming shortly)

Before we finish for the holidays, we would like to give you a sneak peak at our topic for next half term...

- YouTube

You have been simply amazing this half term.  We are lucky to be your teachers and we are so proud of you all.  Now it’s time to relax and enjoy your week off – you’ve earned it!

 

Before we sign out for the half term break we would just like to say a huge, HUGE thank you to our Year Five parents who have been supporting our wonderful children. We know at times that home-learning can feel a little overwhelming, but you have been truly amazing. Whether finding the square root of a number or being up to your eyeballs in glitter and pipe cleaners as you try to recreate the EXACT surface of Mars, you have risen to every challenge - we think that you are all incredible.

 

For now, it's time for us all to take a well-earned rest. Have a lovely holiday, stay safe, and we look forward to seeing you all for the start of a brand new term.

 

Love Miss F and Mrs H

Thursday 11th February

Good morning Year 5.

 

Only two days until you graduate from MASA. Have you completed all of the tasks that need to be done? Make sure that your work is sent to us at advice@mapledeneschool.com.

If we can’t see it, we can’t help you to pass your badge!

 

This afternoon, we will be finishing off our alien creations, and designing the habitat that they live in. Have a look at these weird and wonderful creations that we have been sent so far!

 

 

                           

 

Amazing work! We can't wait to see everyone's final creations.

 

Tomorrow afternoon, both classes are going to have their Zoom awards ceremony and an end of term quiz. At this ceremony, you will be awarded your final badges, plus you will find out whether you have got what it takes to graduate from MASA. Please make sure that all of your work is sent to us by no later than tomorrow lunchtime.

 

So… what other exciting things do we have in store for you today?

Today’s timetable:

Subject

Task:

Maths

Rounding to 1 million

 

Reading

Jazz Harper 8

 

English

War of the Worlds radio broadcast plan

 

Art

Alien creations

 

Storytime

 

The Jamie Drake Equation

Maths

Yesterday, we made a really good start to learning to round any number up to 1 million. Watch this Bitesize clip to help you to recap how to read numbers up to 1 million.

 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zfjgf82

 

Now you have recapped this, play this game (take your time, if you go wrong you have to start all of the levels again!). The more levels you pass, the harder the place value gets (parents, there is an option to turn the sound off on this game!).

 

 

https://mrnussbaum.com/place-value-pirates-online-game

 

Now you are ready to do some rounding! Recap your understanding with Miss F’s video.

Rounding to 1 million with Miss F

Your tasks for Maths today are on Doodle. Some of you also need to complete tasks from Monday’s lesson on rounding to 10, 100 and 1000. Although you don’t send your Doodle work to us, we can see who has completed each task, so please ensure that you get your extras up to date.

Reading

 

Jazz seems to get herself into all sorts of scrapes doesn’t she? First painting Ellie-May’s dress with beetroot paint, then breaking a greenhouse lamp…it’s no wonder that she was grounded! What will the consequences of her mischief be? Listen to the story, then complete the comprehension. You do not need to do the extension task today as you are already designing your very own, fabulous alien!

Daily Reading | Jazz Harper: Space Explorer Part Eight | Twinkl Originals

English-Drama

Yesterday, you found out that you were the last person alive…or so you think. If you have survived, there must be others like you…terrified and alone…unsure of what their next move should be.

 

Over the next two days for your English work, we would like you to do some Drama. Record a message to send to any other humans that might be out there. We would like you to focus not only on the words that you are saying, but how you are feeling too. Watch Miss F’s video to see her interpretation.

- YouTube

Good afternoon!

 

Art

This afternoon, we would like to give you the time to finish off your alien project. On Thursday, we focused on the type of alien you might create. Today, we would like you to think about your planet. What does it look like? What plants live there? Are there any other creatures? Use your creative skills to draw/paint/model your planet, then take a photo of your alien in front of it.

 

Here are some ideas of what your planet might look like.

 

The Jamie Drake Equation Chapter 13 and 14

Yesterday, Jamie spoke to Dad about the strange golden spiral on his phone...unfortunately for him, Dad didn't quite believe him. There's only one person who can help now, and Jamie knows just where to find her...

 

 

The Jamie Drake Equation Chapter 13 and 14.

And just like that, there is one day left until half term! We are ever so proud of how hard you continue to work. You are all amazing!

Have a fantastic evening.

Take care,

 

Flight Commander Luna Polaris and Mission Specialist Stella Nova

 

Wednesday 10th February

 

Good Morning Year 5!

 

Some amazing work yesterday. You are working very hard towards your final badge. We only have three days until our big awards ceremony where cadets will be presented with their final badges and graduation certificate. Keep working hard – we are VERY proud of you.

 

A big well done to these extra children who have made it into the green across all four areas. You have earned a smelly certificate and a merit.

 

A big well done to Cole and Abi.

 

If you think we have missed you, please let us know and we will check for you.

 

 

On with today’s learning.

Today’s timetable:

Subject

Task:

Maths

Rounding

 

Reading

Jazz Harper 7

 

English

War of the Worlds description

 

PSHE

Borrowing money

 

Storytime

 

The Jamie Drake Equation

Maths

In Maths we have been focusing on rounding. By now, you should be beginning to be able to round to 10, 100 and 1000. Watch Miss F’s video on rounding up to 1 million. ON the video, she also explains the task that she would like you to do for your Maths today.

Rounding to 1 million with Miss F

Reading

Yesterday, Jazz and Elijah found out some top-secret information about the search for alien life on Mars. Unfortunately for Jazz, she was a little bit clumsy and gave away their hiding place…Mum was not impressed at all! What will be the consequence of her mistake? Listen to today's chapter, then answer the questions.

Daily Reading | Jazz Harper: Space Explorer Part Seven | Twinkl Originals

English

Yesterday, we found out that aliens were invading our planet. Today, you are the last person on Earth. When the aliens arrived, you hid in a cupboard in your classroom.

You emerge to…nothingness…

Empty chairs…corridors that echo with silence…desolate playgrounds…not even a bird chirping.

 

Watch this video, then describe what it’s like being the only person left on Earth. Use the word bank to help you. Remember all of the sentence structures that we have learnt this year, as well as show, don’t tell. For merits, try to use some of the new language that we learnt yesterday.

The Last Human on Earth

We have done your story starter for you.

 

As I stepped out of the cupboard, the first thing that struck me was the deafening sound of silence…The creak of the wooden door and the rattle of the handle echoed down the lengthy corridor as I stepped out into a strange, eerie world…

 

Remember, you should try to give your reader a sense of what you can see, and how you feel as you look for other people.

Good afternoon Year5.

 

It’s Wednesday afternoon with Mrs H.

 

PSHE

Please share the PowerPoint presentation.  Today, you will explore the reasons why people borrow and what you need to consider when deciding to borrow money and how this can impact a person's well-being.  Attached are discussion cards, and also the storyboard referenced in the PowerPoint.

The Jamie Drake Equation

To finish off this afternoon, find somewhere warm, grab a hot chocolate and listen to chapter 11 and 12 of the Jamie Drake Equation 

 

The Jamie Drake Equation Chapters 11 and 12

Well done for another fantastic day. Only two days until our award ceremony and a well-earned break. Have a fabulous evening.

 

Take care,

Flight Commander Luna Polaris and Mission Specialist Stella Nova

 

Belong, Believe, Be You...Achieve

 

Tuesday 9th February

 

Good morning Year 5.

 

First of all, let’s go wild for all of those children who were in the green across all four areas yesterday. You have all earned yourself a merit and a smelly certificate.

 

Well done to: Frankie, Jayden, Maisy, Rylan, Dylan, Helen, Jasper and Scarlett.

 

We know that Doodle wasn’t quite running smoothly yesterday, so are going to have another chance today to get yourself in the green in all four areas.

 

We have decided that we will present both your Space Explorer, and your Extra-Terrestrial life badges in one presentation on Friday, so please could you make sure that all of your work is with us by then. We also have several children in the running for gold stars of distinction…it could be you!!

On with our learning!

 

Today’s timetable:

Subject

Task:

Maths

Rounding

 

Reading

Jazz Harper 6

 

English

War of the Worlds

 

Art

Creating an alien

 

Storytime

 

The Jamie Drake Equation

Maths

Yesterday, we recapped our understanding of rounding. What do we mean when we say that we are rounding a number? Can you think of a time when using a rounded number would be more useful than using the precise number? Watch this Maths antics video to find out more.

Math Antics - Rounding

We are aware that some of you had difficulty logging onto Doodle yesterday.  We are sorry if you were affected by the ‘glitch’.  If you didn’t weren’t able to ‘Doodle’, you should be able to complete yesterday’s extras today. 

 

If you were able to do your Doodle tasks yesterday, then consolidate your learning by using these games: 

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=DartboardRoundingv2

 

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/289/KS2_Maths_Invaders

 

Reading

 

Yesterday, Jazz got the chance to find out about the spacesuits that are worn to go out on the surface of Mars. Unfortunately for her, Letitia was also there, and made sure that she felt really embarrassed about how she looked. Today, after a rather grumpy start to her day, Jazz finally finds something to be really excited about...

 

Listen to the story, then answer the questions.

 

Daily Reading | Jazz Harper: Space Explorer Part Six | Twinkl Originals

English

Cadets….warning…warning…

Planet Earth is under attack…

Watch this musical introduction to the War of the Worlds.

 

The Eve of The War | Jeff Wayne's...The War of The Worlds (2006)

Jeff Wayne's masterful opening composition from The War of The Worlds featuring Richard Burton and Justin Hayward as the journalist.From Jeff Wayne's Musical...

In this story, Earth is attacked by strange beings from another planet. Here is the introduction.

In the introduction of the story, there is a lot of incredibly tricky vocab. We would like you to research the meanings of the words highlighted (use the synonyms on the left to help you) in order to help you understand what the text is about. Once you have found out what they mean, choose five of them to create a calligram for. Not sure what a calligram is? Look at the pictures below.

 

 

 

Now do you understand what a calligram is? It’s a way of writing a word so that the way it is written, represents its meaning.

Take the word serene. Miss F has researched the word, and knows that it means calm or peaceful. This is the calligram that she has drawn to help her to remember the word.

 

 

Now you understand, choose five of the words and create calligrams for them-you can be as creative as you like, as long as it helps you to remember the word.

Good afternoon Year 5

This week for our Tuesday and Thursday afternoon Art lessons, we would like you to create your own alien and alien planet. Your alien can be cute, fearsome, robotic…let your imagination run wild. You may wish to plan today, then create on Thursday, or create your planet today and alien on Thursday. How you organise your work is up to you. This work goes directly towards your Extra-Terrestrial badge, so make sure that your work is of a high standard.

To get you thinking, here is a picture challenge. How many aliens here can you name?

 

 

 

For your piece of artwork, you can produce your alien in any media. You may wish to make a model, or draw and paint, or use a computer drawing programme. You may wish to make a flipbook cartoon or a stop frame animation. The choice is yours. We look forward to seeing your creations.

To finish today, snuggle up somewhere cosy and listen to Miss F read you the next two chapters of ‘The Jamie Drake Equation’.

 

 

The Jamie Drake Equation (Chapters 9 and 10) with Miss F

Another fantastic day completed. Remember to send your lovely work to us at advice@mapledeneschool.com.

Have a fantastic evening.

Take care,

Flight Commander Luna Polaris and Mission Specialist Stella Nova

Belong, Believe, Be You…Achieve

Monday 8th February

 

 

Good morning Year 5. We are into the final week of our MASA training. Will you graduate having collected all of your badges? There is also still plenty of opportunity to gain your silver star of distinction. This week, we also hope to award the highest accolade- the golden star.

 

Our final mission is the Extra-Terrestrial life badge, where we will be looking at the possibility of life on other planets.

 

We are going to kick off our week by starting a Doodle challenge - get yourself in the green zone across all four areas, and earn yourself a shout out and the smell of success delivered through your letterbox!

 

Today’s timetable:

Maths

Rounding recap

Guided Reading

Jazz Harper 5

English

5F Zoom lesson (11-11.45)

5H Message to the universe

Music

Singing

P.E

Game zone Fitness

 

5H Zoom 3.30-4.15

 

On with today’s learning.

Maths

This week we shall be revisiting rounding up numbers.  Below is a link to remind ourselves of our previous learning.

The last time we visited rounding numbers was this time last year, when we were helping Antonio with rounding numbers. 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjf492p

 

Now you have recapped your understanding, complete your doodle task to consolidate your understanding. 

Reading

Last week we met Jazz Harper, an intrepid adventurer who was living in the Marineris Colony on Mars. This week, we will follow Jazz’s adventures as she goes on the hunt for alien life. Like last week, watch the online learning video, answering the questions as you go.

 

Daily Reading | Jazz Harper: Space Explorer Part Five | Twinkl Originals

Download the accompanying activities here 👉 https://www.twinkl.co.uk/l/18167tKeep up with Daily Reading and learn some new reading skills during school clos...

English

This week, as part of our Extra-Terrestrial Life badge, we will be considering the possibility of an alien invasion on Earth. Before we do this, we would like you to find out what humans have done to look for life on other planets. 5F will have their English lesson on Zoom today, so there is a section for each class to access.

 

5F

Before our Zoom call at 11 o' clock, make sure that you watch this video, and know what the Voyager crafts' aims were, and how scientists have tried to reach out to extra-terrestrial life. We will complete the work together during our lesson. Make sure that you come prepared to write down your ideas – you will need some paper and a pen or pencil.

The Farthest We've Ever Gone in Space

Humans have never visited another planet, but we can send special spacecraft called probes to visit them for us! One of those probes, called Voyager 1, has g...

5H

Today, we would like you to consider what message you would like to send into space to any extra- terrestrial life that might be out there. What would you want to show them about the human species? Before you start thinking, watch this video to find out about the Voyager crafts and their missions.

The Farthest We've Ever Gone in Space

Humans have never visited another planet, but we can send special spacecraft called probes to visit them for us! One of those probes, called Voyager 1, has g...

Now read this presentation to find out a little more, plus see some of the images that are on the record.

 

 

 

For your task today, we would like you to decide on ten pictures/sounds that you think we should send to space in 2021. What would represent the human race the best? What would you want alien lifeforms to know about planet Earth? You are only allowed ten choices, so be careful with what you choose. You can either write them in a list, or find the images/sounds and pop them into a presentation for us - we will then make a Year 5 golden record to share.

Music  

Hello Year 5! 

This week we will finish learning the song 'Bringing Us Together'. First of all, click on the link below to warm up your bodies and voices. Make you sure you have clicked on the tab ‘Move to the Pulse’ and have fun following the actions. 

https://charanga.com/resources/36878-flexible-games-track-bringing-us-together 

 

Now, click on this link to learn the song. Start by revising the chorus from last week and then move to the bridge section. 

 

https://charanga.com/resources/36874-learn-to-sing-the-song-bringing-us-together

 

This week we are going to repeat the activity from last week with a different piece of music. Are the shapes and colours in your mind similar or different to your artwork last week? Send your completed artwork in to school using the advice email address and we can show case them in our next zoom session. 

 

Here is some work based on last week’s music-Mars, Bringer of War.

Gustav Holst - Venus.mp3

PE

 

Time to get yourself moving. Have a go at one of these workouts, or if you want to be super fit-why not try all three!

 

Fortnite Fitness

 

((FORTNITE FITNESS)) 4 MINUTE DANCE TABATA WORKOUT

Among Us Challenge

Among Us Fitness Challenge! [Can you find the imposter?!]

How To Play 00:00Game Start! 0:16Try and catch the imposter Among Us by doing some exercises. Don't forget to complete a task so you don't look sus!Good luck...

Five minute ‘Just Dance’ Party

5 Minute Dance Party // Just Dance Remix (Waka Waka, Moves Like Jagger, Good Feeling)

Support the channel! = } https://coach-meger-fitness-games.myteespring.co/5 Minute Dance Party we sometimes use with our elementary pe students at the end o...

Well done for another brilliant day’s learning. Tomorrow will premiere our penultimate awards ceremony. If you haven’t sent us your Pandora project yet, make sure that we receive it by 4pm today in order to be awarded your badge. Remember to make sure that you’re in the Green zone, then take some time to relaaaaaaaaax!

 

Take care,

Flight Commander Luna Polaris and Mission Specialist Stella Nova

Belong, Believe, Be You…Achieve

 

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