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Friday 29th January

 

 

Good morning Year 5, and happy Friday! Today, is the final day of work towards our Space Explorer badge. In order to gain your third badge, you must make sure that you send us your work at advice@mapledeneschool.com. Remember, if we can’t see it, we can’t reward you for it! Don't forget to watch our Celebration Assembly to find out who our shooting stars are this week!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJcn0EELRwA

 

It's Friday, and that can only mean one thing- 'The Good to be Green Challenge! Anybody who manages to get themselves into the green zone across English, Maths. Tables and Spelling by 2pm, will earn themselves a merit, and a big shout out on our class page! So...get Doodling!

 

At the end of the day today, both classes will be taking part in ‘The Year 5 Great Big Quiz of the Week’ over Zoom. The meeting will be locked five minutes after its start time. After this, you will not be able to enter, so don’t be late. Both Miss H and myself, will be ready to start admitting you to the Zoom room, ten minutes before the published time.  Here is a recap of the rules to join our quiz.

 

We can't wait to see all of your smiley faces later on today!

 

Today’s timetable:

Subject

Task:

Maths

Balanced equations Doodle

 

Reading

Miss F’s Jamie Drake Chapter 7

 

English

Newspaper report

 

Computing

Orrery timings

 

P.E

Spider Coach

 

Maths

Before we do the main part of our lesson, let’s practise our quick tables recall. These are some fun games that we have enjoyed playing this week (remember to choose the times or divide option).

 

https://mrnussbaum.com/becoming-lord-voldemath-online-game

 

 

https://mrnussbaum.com/speed-math-online-game

 

Now your brain is buzzing, let’s recap on our understanding of using the = sign as a balance.

 

 

 

 

 

So, 3² + 3³ = 6²

 

This is how we use our equals sign as a balance. If you are still not sure, have another look at Miss F’s video from yesterday, before completing your Doodle extra.

 

 

Reading

We have a done a huge amount of reading this week, focusing on non-fiction texts. Some of the knowledge we have learnt from these texts may well crop up in our quiz later! Today, we would like you to find somewhere comfy and listen to Miss F read Chapter 7 of the Jamie Drake equation.

The Jamie Drake Equation with Miss F

English

 

Today, we are going to complete the final part of our Space Explorer badge. We are going to use all of our learning from our English lessons this week to write a really interesting news report about the moon landing. Read Miss F’s newspaper to help you. Look really carefully at how she has included the features that we learnt about yesterday.

Now, it’s time to have a go yourself. If you have a printer, you could print a template out. Use the computer version if you want to write straight onto it. Or, you could even draw your own template. It’s up to you. This task must be completed in order to gain your badge.

Computing

Last week in Computing, we used PowerPoint to create an orrery (a model of the solar system). Today, we are going to use what we did, but time the planets, so that the planets that are further away, from the sun move more slowly than the ones that are closer. Watch Miss F’s explanation, then give it a go!

Orrery Timings with Miss F.

P.E.

Time to get moving with, the one, the only…Spider Coach!!

'5 Alive' Kids Workout with Spiderman | The Body Coach TV

'5 Alive' Kids Workout with Spiderman | The Body Coach TV

Cadets, you have done fantastically well this week, and we are immensely proud of you all. We also want to say a massive thank you to all of our Year 5 community for the hard work commitment and effort you are putting into learning from home…you are awesome.

For now, time to switch off and relax. Have a fantastic weekend.

 

Take care,

Over and out.

Flight Commander Luna Polaris and Mission Specialist Stella Nova

 

Belong, Believe, Be You…Achieve

Thursday 28th January

 

We can’t believe that it’s Thursday already! Thank you for all of your fabulous work yesterday - it looks like you're having a lot of fun. Well done to all of you getting yourself in the green zone. We will be giving merits and a shout out tomorrow morning to all children who are in the green in English, Maths, Tables and Spellings.

 

 

Tomorrow, both classes are going to take part in our Zoom ‘Quiz of the Week’. It’s going to be a lot of fun. You will need something to write on, and all of your knowledge from our learning over the last few weeks. Parents, your login will be emailed today. Please can you ensure that your child is signed up in their own name.

 

 

Cadets, we have an important mission for you to accomplish today. MASA need to investigate the surface of Mars in order to find out whether life once existed there. It is essential that we have a robot that is up to the task of recording data from the surface of the planet. This afternoon, you will be tasked with turning your robot design into reality. With your help, we will achieve this crucial mission.

 

Good luck.

Flight Commander Luna Polaris and Mission Specialist Stella Nova

 

Today’s timetable:

Subject

Task:

Maths

Balanced equations

 

Reading

Tim Peake newspaper report

 

English

Planning your newspaper report

 

DT

Building the Mars Rover

 

 

Maths

Yesterday, you completed some really complicated work on cube numbers. Can you remember what a cube number is? What is the difference between a square number and a cube number? Today we are going to use this understanding in order to help us solve some balance equations. Watch Miss F’s video to help you.

 

Balancing Equations with Miss F

Now choose your level of spice!

Reading

Yesterday, we found out who Tim Peake is, today, we’re going to read about his return from the I.S.S back to Earth. As you read it, we would like you to find the features of a newspaper – this will help you with writing your own report tomorrow. Before you start your task, watch this news clip of Tim’s return to Earth.

Tim Peake: back to Earth after an 'out of this world' experience

A Russian, an American and a history-making British astronaut landed safely in Kazakhstan on Saturday, after a six month stint on the International Space Sta...

English

Cadets, as part of your badge, you need to be able to report on the moon landing, telling your readers the important details of who, what, why, where and when. Use this Bitesize video to help you to think about what needs to be included in your writing.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z2yycdm/articles/z2gk9qt

 

 

Now, you're ready to start planning! Use the planning sheet to start thinking about your newspaper report on the moon landing. At this point, you don't need to write the whole paragraph out. Use bullet point to make notes on the important details that tell the who, what, why, where and when. If you get stuck, use Miss F's plan to help you to organise your ideas.

Good afternoon Cadets.

The time has come…MASA needs your help. We are certain that life once existed on Mars, but don’t have the evidence to prove it. Build us a robot that can be placed onto the surface of the planet, and collect this evidence for us.

 

 

Your robot needs to do these things:

  • Be able to collect samples of rock.
  • Be able to take pictures/video.
  • Be able to be controlled by remote (it will not be manned by an astronaut)
  • Be able to move over a variety of rocky surfaces
  • Be able to light up in the dark
  • Be able to take samples of the atmosphere.

Build your rocket and either send us a photo or a video of it. This is Miss F’s Rover.

Year 5 - Mission to Mars with Miss F

Well done for such a wonderful day’s learning. We can’t wait to see all of your lovely work.

Now time to rest up and relax!

 

Take care,

Flight Commander Luna Polaris and Mission Specialist Stella Nova

 

Belong, Believe, Be You...Achieve

 

Wednesday 27th January

Good morning Year 5.

It was brilliant to see so many of your lovely, smiling faces yesterday on our Zoom calls. We are going to organise another meeting on Friday, so make sure that your parents look out for the invite.

Let’s start today by applauding all of the children who are in the Doodle green zone.

 

In Maths we have: Abi, Cole, Elliot, Ellis, Esmay, Frankie, Jake, Jayden, Maisy, Matilda, Millie, Queen, Ryan, Rylan, Ava, Daniya, Dylan, Ewan, Helen, Maja, Scarlett K, Scarlett W, Will.

 

In English we have: Aryan, Elliot, Ellis, Frankie, Izzy, Jake, Jayden, Millie, Queen, Ryan, Rylan, Daaniya, Helen, Maneet, Scarlett W, Will.

 

In Tables we have: Aryan, Eesa, Elliot, Ellis, Frankie, Jake, Maisy, Queen, Ryan, Daniya, Helen, Jacob P, Jasper, Keegan, Maja, Scarlett K, Scarlett W.

 

In Spelling we have: Eesa, Ellis, Frankie, Izzy, Jayden, Rylan, Daniya, Dylan, Helen, Jacob P, Scarlett W.

 

A massive shout out to these children who are in the green zone across all four areas. You have earned yourself a smelly certificate and a merit: Ellis, Frankie, Daniya, Helen and Scarlett W.

 

On with today’s learning!

 

Today’s timetable:

Subject

Task:

Maths

Cube numbers

 

Reading

Tim Peake

 

English

Using brackets, dashes and commas for parenthesis

 

PSHE

Ethical spending

 

Spanish

The Planets

 

Maths

Over the last few days, we have been learning about square numbers. Today, we are going to move onto finding out more about cubed numbers. Watch Miss F’s clip to learn more.

Finding Cube Numbers with Miss F.

This website is brilliant to use for building cube numbers using online cubes. If you need more blocks (it only gives you ten to start with) then press copy, and it will put more on the screen.

 

 

https://mathsbot.com/manipulatives/blocks

 

Choose your level of spice!

 

Reading

Over the last few days, we have been finding out about some of the space explorers that have been to the moon. Today, we are going to find out about a famous British astronaut called Tim Peake. In our class reader, ‘The Jamie Drake Equation’, Jamie’s dad is an astronaut aboard the International Space Station. Tim was the first British astronaut to live there. Watch this video blog of Tim’s life aboard the International Space Station (I.S.S.)

Tim Peake's ISS adventure highlights - BBC News

As UK astronaut Tim Peake comes back to Earth, BBC News has compiled some of the best European Space Agency videos from his six-month mission. Major Tim has ...

And watch him explain how to drink water in space!

Tim Peake plays 'water ping pong' in space

British astronaut Tim Peake shows children back on earth, how you can have lots fun with water droplets in space.

Now read the text, and answer the questions to find out more about this famous, British astronaut.

English

Today, we are going to recap on something that we learnt a little earlier in the year. Watch and sing- a- long to this song to remind yourself of what brackets, dashes and commas do in our writing.

Sing with Grammarsaurus - Parentheses (Brackets, Dashes and Commas)

First of all, watch this Bitesize lesson, and have a go at the tasks in the lesson. Once you have finished that, try the extension task below.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhpt7yc

It's Wednesday afternoon, and that can only mean two fabulous things: PSHE with Mrs H and Spanish with Mr C!

PSHE 

This afternoon we are going to be considering the value of money and ethical spending.  Please share and discuss the PowerPoint below.  Follow the discussion points outlined in the PowerPoint.  Discuss which offers give the greatest value for money (Value for Money Pack) and produce a poster that reflects: value for money, fair trade and ethical spending.  You may wish to develop your critical thinking skills further and use the debate cards that are also attached! 

 

 

 

Spanish

Buenos tardes Year 5! Today we are doing Space in Spanish or 'Espacio en Español'. Hopefully by now you have started collecting your badges and can name the planets in their order, but can you do it in Spanish? 

 

Now, a lot of the planets have very similar looking names if you read them out, so DON'T! Listen to how they are pronounced and then repeat out loud, just like we do in class. Remember the different sounds of the letters - especially the J. Pause the video whenever you need to repeat.

Planets in Spanish + What's Tierra?

In this video you will learn the names of the planets in Spanish!Don't miss our other videos on grammar, vocabulary and useful expressions . Check out our we...

Once you have listened and repeated (escuchad y repetid) then practise them in the song below. 

Learn the Planets - Spanish Solar System Song for Children With BASHO AND FRIENDS - Los planetas

Learn Spanish with our Planet Song for children. You will get to learn the planets of our Solar System in order: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn...

That brings to a close another brilliant day of learning. Remember, in order for us to award you your badges, we need to see your  lovely work at advice@mapledeneschool.com. Have a fantastic evening.

 

Take care,

Flight Commander Luna Polaris and Mission Specialist Stella Nova

 

Belong, Believe, Be You... Achieve

Tuesday 26th January

Good morning Year 5.

Well done to all of these amazing cadets who earned their Earth, Moon and Sun badges yesterday. You can watch our celebration video here.

 

Sun, Moon and Earth Badge Awards

Also, well done to Matilda and Elliot for also achieving their Planet badge. A massive shout out to these cadets who have earned one of MASA’s highest achievements – the silver star of distinction. Well done to: Cadet Blakeman, Cadet Chatterton, Cadet Mooney, Cadet Wheatley, Cadet Imran and Cadet A. Cole. Many of you are well on track to earn your silver star by next week, so keep working hard and making sure that your work is the very best that it can be.

 

Also, a big well done to our snow rocket competition winners! A special prize will be arriving with you very soon!

 

We are so looking forward to seeing you all today on our Zoom calls.  Have a look at this poster to make sure that you understand the rules for our Zoom meetings. Remember, if you don’t follow these properly, then you won’t be able to take part.

 

So, on with today’s learning!

 

Today’s timetable:

Subject

Task:

Maths

Square investigation

 

Reading

The Jamie Drake Equation -5F Zoom class

10-10.45 

 

English

Speech marks

 

D+T

Designing the Mars Rover

 

 

5H Zoom

 

 

Space quiz

 

 

 

Maths

Yesterday, we found out what it means for a number to be square. Can you remember any of the square numbers? Recap your understanding with this Bitesize clip. This clip also moves on to cubed numbers, which are numbers that we will be looking at tomorrow.

 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zqmpm39

For your task today, we would like you to crack the code. Use all of your knowledge about factors, multiples and square numbers to help you to find the missing words. Once you have completed this, complete the added extra on Doodle.

Reading

Today, 5F are going to join together on Zoom to share our reading. Miss F’s story time is 10-10.45 We can’t wait to see you. If you are not joining us on the call, please could you read chapter 6 of the Jamie Drake Equation.

 

English

Well done for some fantastic research into the moon landing yesterday. Would you go to the moon if you had a chance?

When we write our newspaper report later this week, we will need to include some direct speech – the words that people actually said. Can you remember the punctuation that we use to show that the words are actually being spoken? That’s right, speech marks! Recap your understanding of using dialogue in this Bitesize clip.

 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z8d78hv

 

Once you have recapped your understanding, have a go at the two tasks on your Doodle English. Make sure that you are seen to be green.

 

Good afternoon Cadets.

This afternoon, we are going to begin our mission to Mars. Your mission is to design a robot that could land on Mars.  First of all, find out what it is like on Mars. Watch these two videos, and make some notes about the surface and the atmosphere on the planet.

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIa28kei4rE&safe=true

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8pnmwOXhoY&safe=true

 

Once you have found out what it is like on Mars, you will need to consider all of the features that your robot will need to have. Use this website, to find out about NASA’s Curiosity Rover.

 

 

https://mars.nasa.gov/msl/spacecraft/rover/summary/

 

You now have all of the information that you need to design your own Mars Rover. This afternoon, we would like you to design your robot (you do not need to build it until Thursday). Your robot needs to do these things:

  • Be able to collect samples of rock.
  • Be able to take pictures/video.
  • Be able to be controlled by remote (it will not be manned by an astronaut)
  • Be able to move over a variety of rocky surfaces
  • Be able to light up in the dark
  • Be able to take samples of the atmosphere.

Draw and label a diagram, showing us how you intend to plan for these features on your robot. Your diagram needs to be neat, accurate and clear. If you are unsure, have a look at Miss F’s diagram to help you.

 

Cadets, we wish you the best of luck.

Cadets, well done for all of your work today. Have a fabulous evening. Don't forget to send us all of your lovely work at advice@mapledeneschool.com

 

Take care.

Flight Commander Luna Polaris and Mission Specialist Stella Nova

 

Belong, Believe, Be You…Achieve

 

Monday 25th January

Good morning Year 5. We hope you had a wonderful, snowy weekend.

 

 

Tomorrow, both classes will be taking part in their second zoom class. We will be coming together to read some of our class reader, ‘The Jamie Drake Equation’. 5F will be meeting at 10 – 10.45, and 5H will be meeting at 3.45 – 4.45.

Parents, you should receive your link for the meeting today. Can we please stress the importance of signing your children in with their own name. We cannot let any children into the meeting without this – even if it is a parent’s name that we recognise.

 

Cadets, this week marks the start of our third mission. First of all, we want to say a massive well done to all of you for your work last week. Make sure that you check the website later on today for our Earth, Moon and Sun badge celebration. Work this week will go towards gaining your Space Explorer’s badge. We have got some very exciting learning planned, including building our very own Mars Rover! Remember, in order to pass your badge, all tasks must be sent to mission control so that we can assess you against MASA standards.

 

Our timetable today:

Maths

Investigating square numbers

Break

Snow rocket competition

Guided Reading

Neil Armstrong

English

Newspaper introduction

Music

Singing

P.E

Joe Wicks

 

 

 

Maths

You all did an amazing job last week with your work on factors and prime numbers. This week, we are going to look at square and cube numbers. Watch this clip, to find out what we mean when we say a number is squared, and how we show it in our Maths.

Squaring numbers | What are square numbers?

Practise reciting your square numbers by learning this song.

Square Number Song

Now you are ready to have a go at your tasks. Remember to choose the level of spice that you are confident with.

Break

For your breaktime today, we are setting a very special competition!! We would like you to build a snow space rocket! To be in with a chance of winning a special prize, build the tallest rocket you can, take a photo and send it to us. Rockets will be judged on height and creativity! Judges will also consider whether the rest of your work has been completed!!

Guided Reading

As part of our Space Explorer badge, we are going to find out about the exploration of our nearest space neighbour – the moon. In order to do this, you will need to use your skimming and scanning skills, as well as summarising as you read. Read this text about the first man to step foot on the moon, then answer the questions afterwards.

 

English

By the end of the week, we will have written a newspaper report about the exploration of the moon. Today, we are going to find out about the moon landing. In 1969, three American astronauts made history by becoming the first people to step on the lunar surface. We would like you to watch these clips, then using the sheet we have given you, find out who, what, why, where and when about the event.

 

Both of these videos will give you the basic information about the Apollo 11 mission.

Apollo 11 The Lunar Landing 1969

Apollo 11 - The First Moon Walk | Things You Wanna Know

Watch this longer video if you want to find out more information about the lunar landing.

The Story of Apollo 11 and the First Men on the Moon: the Moon Landing for Kids - FreeSchool

Once you have researched the details of the moon landing, use the information to create an introduction for your newspaper report. Use Miss F's example to help you.

P.E.

Good afternoon Year 5.  Well done with your morning learning.  This afternoon, we will blow away the weekend cobwebs and exercise with Joe Wicks!  

PE With Joe 2021 | Friday 22nd Jan

Music with Miss Sanders 

 

I hope you managed to listen to last week’s song and enjoyed singing along and learning the actions? It has become a bit of an Anthem for me during Lockdown and always makes feel more positive about my day. 

 

So first, let’s warm up our bodies with the Urban Strides Warm-Up Moves. We will have a go at this in school when we are all able to be together so it is a good one to learn. 

As for last week, please visit https://www.youngvoices.co.uk/music-room 

The access code is YV2021 (Please make sure you use capitals). The warm-up is at the bottom of the Dance Moves page and is called Urban Strides Interactive. There is a lot of talking at the beginning but you can just skip through this. 

 

 

Next, I would like you to practice the dance moves and lyrics from last week using the video ‘Power in Me – Breakdown 1’. When you feel confident with this section, move on to ‘Power in Me – Breakdown 2’ to learn the final section where it splits into 2 parts. 

Happy Singing Everyone! 

 

For a further additional challenge why not try the second video all about syncopation and rhythm? https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-layer-syncopated-rhythms-6gt36e 

That's our learning for today! Remember to send us all of your lovely work at advice@mapledeneschool.com. Have a fantastic evening - we can't wait to see your smiley faces tomorrow.

 

Take care,

Miss F and Mrs H

 

Belong, Believe, Be You...Achieve

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