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16.07.20

 

Dear Year 5, 

I can't believe that this is my last day as your Y5 teacher. What a year it has been! I hope that you all feel very proud of everything that you accomplished during your time in Y5. I know that I am proud of you. Every single one of you has grown this year - and I don't just mean that you're taller! You have grown in confidence, you have all learnt new things and you have worked together as a team to become a completely different class to the one I received back in September. You are kinder to one another, you listen to each other and you genuinely care about the success of the class. 

Please remember all of these things as I hand you over to Mrs Richardson and Mr Lahert. I have told them all the good things about you! Remember that the team that you have built and developed this year is a great one! Our class wish should stay with you forever... Together Everyone Achieves More!

 

I have given you a few different booklets to work from today that should help you think about getting ready for Y6. They would be good to share with your parents and families so they know the types of things you'll be doing. I will also leave you some summer challenges that you might like to do on the main page - you'll see the icon! I won't be taking down any of the work that I have already uploaded so you'll be able to access that if you want it. There will be no more daily updates, blog entries or work being uploaded.

 

I will be around in September so you know where I am if you need me. I will always be ready to listen. 

 

Have a great summer and rest up! You've got a BIG year coming so you'll need to get your heads down and ready to learn. I know you'll work hard. 

Best wishes, 

Mrs Edgington

15.07.20

 

MATHS

 

 

Time for a little arithmetic...

READING

 

SECOND HAND PLANET - POEM

AFTERNOON

 

What is life like inside a Buddhist monastery?

In this lesson, we will be learning about Buddhist monks and nuns. We will learn about the different schools of Buddhism and the journey that Buddhist lay people take to become a ‘full monk’. We will learn about daily life in a monastic community and we will compare life in a monastery to our own daily life. You will need a piece of paper, a pencil and your brain.

CLICK ON THE ICON TO START THE LESSON

 

In what ways was Edward I a 'great and terrible king'?

In this lesson, we are going to be learning about Edward I. We will learn about his marriage to Eleanor of Castile. We will then go on to learn about how Edward conquered both Wales and Scotland and the legacies he left that are still in place today. In this lesson, you will need a piece of paper, a pencil and your brain.

CLICK ON THE ICON TO START THE LESSON

14.07.20

 

MATHS

 

 

Time for a little arithmetic...

READING

 

QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION - POETRY

AFTERNOON

 

Which festivals do Buddhists celebrate?

In this lesson we will be learning about the Buddhist festival called Wesak. We will learn about why this festival is so special to Buddhists and the traditions that they observe. Finally, we will learn about the Noble Eightfold Path, which Buddhists reflect upon during Wesak. You will need a piece of paper, a pencil and your brain.

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Who was responsible for the death of Thomas Becket?

In this lesson we are going to be learning about the people that contributed to Thomas Becket’s death. We are going to learn about King Henry II, his friendship with Becket and his struggle to take back power from the church. We will learn about how Henry and Becket’s relationship fell apart due to the struggle between the monarchy and the church and how this led to Becket’s death. You will need a piece of paper, a pencil and your brain.

CLICK ON THE ICON TO START THE LESSON

13.07.20

 

MATHS

 

 

Time for a little arithmetic...

READING

A MESSAGE FOR YOUR BRAIN - POETRY

 

AFTERNOON

 

Why do Buddhists meditate?

In this lesson we will be learning about meditation. We are going to learn about why Buddhists meditate, how they meditate and we are even going to practise some meditation ourselves. You will need a piece of paper, a pencil and your brain.

CLICK ON THE ICON TO ACCESS THE LESSON

 

In 1066, who was the rightful heir to the throne?

In this lesson we are going to be learning about three men who were battling to become King of England in 1066. We will start by learning about Edward the Confessor, whose death prompted Harold Godwinson, William I and Harald Hardrada to battle for his throne. We will learn about the battles that took place in 1066, including the most famous battle: the Battle of Hastings. In this lesson you will need a piece of paper, a pencil and your brain.

CLICK ON THE ICON TO ACCESS THE LESSON

10.07.20

 

MATHS

 

 

Time for a little arithmetic...

ENGLISH

 

Thank you to Olive, Jacob, Aldin, Lily Mae, Harvey, Emily, Nathan and Mikaela for their English email last week! It was so interesting to read about which super power you would each like and the reasons why!

I am happy to report that ALL of you would use your super power for good and to help others! What a great bunch you are!

 

This week...

 

This week's task isn't just for me! This is your last week in Y5 so it's time to start thinking about going in to Y6!

If we weren't in lockdown, you would have had 'Moving Up Day' and met your new Y6 teacher by now! I am sorry to say that I won't be with you next year and that you will be having a new teacher...but who? Next week, you will receive your report from me and the newsletter where you will find out!

 

For your English email task this week, I'd like you to prepare a letter that I will pass on to your Y6 teacher. I have listed some ideas of things you should include below.

 

  • Information about you - what you enjoy, what you are best at, what you might need help with
  • Information about your class - how you all work best, what types of activities you all enjoy
  • What you are hoping Y6 will be like and what you might be nervous about

 

I look forward to reading your letters and passing them on. Email them over to SchoolY5@olstrose.bham.sch.uk

 

AFTERNOON

 

How will we produce and use energy differently in the future?

In this lesson we will be learning about energy security and the need to shift to renewable, sustainable forms of energy. We will learn about energy security strategies and innovative approaches to energy production. You will need a piece of paper, a pencil and your brain.

CLICK ON THE ICON TO START THE LESSON

 

In this lesson we will be learning about the teachings of Buddha and the book in which these were recorded, the Tipitaka. We will learn about the three sections of the Tipitaka and we consider the importance of what Buddhists describe as Nirvana.

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What is the sacred text of Buddhism?

In this lesson we will be learning about the teachings of Buddha and the book in which these were recorded, the Tipitaka. We will learn about the three sections of the Tipitaka and we consider the importance of what Buddhists describe as Nirvana.

CLICK THE ICON TO START THE LESSON

 

09.07.20

 

MATHS

 

 

 

Time for some arithmetic...

READING

Chapter 4

AFTERNOON
 

How did Freiburg become more sustainable?

In this lesson we will be learning about a German city named Freiburg. We will be learning about how it has become a city that has thought about its long term environmental impact and has developed sustainable practices.

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Who was Siddhartha Gautama?

In this lesson we will be learning about Siddhartha Gautama. He is the first individual to have achieved enlightenment through the practice of meditation. He became known as Buddha, which means ‘the enlightened one’. We will learn about his life and his journey to enlightenment. You will need a piece of paper, a pen and your brain.

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DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT THE WEEKLY UPDATES ON THE RE, PE, SCIENCE AND HOME ACTIVITY PACK ICONS ON THE MAIN PAGE.

08.07.20

 

MATHS

 

 

Time for a little arithmetic...

READING

Chapter 3

AFTERNOON

 

What is special about Curitiba?

In this lesson we will be learning about a Brazilian city named Curitiba. We will be learning about how it has become a ‘green’ city that includes innovative design and holds sustainability at its heart. You will need a piece of paper, a pencil and your brain.

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George Floyd : our catalyst for change

In today's lesson, we will be building on the wonderful work that has taken place on Black Lives Matter by using the ultimate tragedy of George Floyd’s death to drive change nationally. As Deputy PM, you will lead this via contributing to a ‘Fund it’ page, create a billboard and a slogan to raise awareness of the issue of bias.

CLICK ON THE ICON TO START THE LESSON

07.07.20

 

MATHS

 

 

Time for a bit of Arithmetic...

READING

Chapter 2

AFTERNOON

 

How do we produce energy?(2)

In this lesson we will be interpreting data about energy production in different countries. We will be using this data to plot information on a bar graph. We will go on to think about how renewable energy is produced.

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Black Lives Matter!

In today's lesson, we visit a key topic of Black Lives Matter given the recent case of George Floyd. The lesson is around creating hope for the future – a future that is not based on the colour of someone's skin but the content of their character. A national push for an Oak Tree of Hope will be shared, where we all share a hope using #Iamhopefulfor and attach it to a tree as a symbol of the diversity of our society.

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06.07.20

 

MATHS

 

 

 

READING

Chapter 1

AFTERNOON

 

HOW DO WE PRODUCE ENERGY?

In this lesson we will be learning about how power was historically generated and the rise in the use of electricity throughout the industrial revolution that led to huge advancements in humans' capacity to power our world. We will learn about non-renewable and renewable energy and consider the pros and cons of fossil fuels. You will need a piece of paper, a pencil and your brain.

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DO YOU WANT TO BE A HERO?

In today’s lesson, we will be looking at some of the heroes in the NHS who have worked tirelessly to protect us. So many doctors and nurses have come out of retirement to help – we need a new generation to support our wonderful NHS. As Deputy Prime Minister, you must convince children across the country to use school to develop the skills needed to succeed in working for the NHS.

CLICK ON THE ICON TO START THE LESSON

03.07.20

MATHS

 

 

 

ENGLISH

 

Thank you to Olive, Jacob, Riley A, Aldin and Mikaela for sending me their English homework for last week.

I am expecting homework from everyone this week.

 

If you do not have your BGFL login details, you should ask an adult to email SchoolY5@olstrose.bham.sch.uk or ask to use their email to send your homework over. 

 

This week's task is below...

 

AFTERNOON

 

What is sustainability?

In this lesson we will learn the definition of sustainability and consider what sustainable development means and how it impacts decisions we make in the present. We will think about aspects of our daily life that are unsustainable and compare them to innovations that are making life better for present and future generations. In this lesson you will need a piece of paper, a pencil and your brain.

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Prime Minister's Questions

In today's lesson, you continue to lead the country as the Deputy Prime Minister since the Prime Minister has contracted COVID-19 and is unavailable to carry out his duties for 7 weeks. The lesson challenges pupil leaders to be able to respond to tough questions from the media as part of Prime Minister’s Questions around the impact of COVID-19. Dr Ted is allowing the Prime Minister to guide you but he is not allowed to face the media himself. Do not worry, the Prime Minister has been told what sorts of questions will be asked. For example, Lilley Lionheart, from Safari National News, is keen to understand how children can stay active during lockdown. Are you ready to do him and the government proud?

CLICK ON THE ICON TO ACCESS THE LESSON

 

02.07.20

 

MATHS

 

 

 

READING

Chapter 5

AFTERNOON

 

Click on the image below to take you to today's Science lesson...

 

In the lesson below, the Prime Minister has contracted COVID-19 through shaking hands during his official work. We must step up as his Deputy Prime Minister to lead the country by way of a formal public letter of guidance. The lesson works towards creating leaders - where we must think about how to provide the most relevant information in order that it influences people to act responsibly, collectively, and effectively. This guidance as a leader will help reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, thereby saving lives! Click on th icon to access the lesson. 

01.07.20

 

MATHS

 

 

 

 

READING

Chapter 4

AFTERNOON

 

I thought today we could do a little bit of Science that will inspire our art for Art's week afterwards. 

Explore the power point to learn all about animals and how they have adapted to suit their environment. 

Once you have completed the Science activity, you could then select one of the animals that we have explored to sketch, paint or create. 

 

 

30.06.20

 

MATHS

 

 

 

 

READING

Chapter 3

AFTERNOON

 

To continue Art's Week, please see the Nature Frame activity below:

 

And for a VERY exciting opportunity, please have a look at the power point below!

There is a chance for you to design the mascot for the games! I think this would be an amazing opportunity for you to be creative and have an impact on a major event being held here in Birmingham!

 

I have included the entry form for your to send off too!

29.06.20

 

MATHS

 

 

READING

Chapter 2

AFTERNOON

 

Children's Art Week 2020

 

Over the next three weeks, Children's Art Week is being celebrated. Each week there is a different theme. This week's theme is...

The Natural World

 

Today, I thought it might be nice to study the work of an artist who was inspired by the natural world.

 

26.06.20

 

MATHS

 

 

ENGLISH

 

Thank you to those children who completed last week's English task and emailed it over! It is always lovely to receive your emails!

 

This week, with all this sun and heat, I have been craving a holiday! I know that it isn't possible at the moment, but we can dream!

I'd like you to tell me all about your best holiday destination and persuade me to visit too! It can be ANYWHERE... The UK or abroad!

 

Once you have done, email it over to SchoolY5@olstrose.bham.sch.uk

 

AFTERNOON

What is self-esteem? What do you know about your own?

How can you improve it?

Use the lesson power point to learn more about it and talk to your family about what you learn along the way!

25.06.20

 

MATHS

 

 

READING

Chapter 1

AFTERNOON

 

When you look at this photo, what do you think? Feel? Why?

 

This is happening at beaches and parks all over the UK at the moment and I don't know about you, but it makes me extremely mad!

 

People are leaving their rubbish and not tidying up after themselves.

Who do they think will clean it up?

What could it affect the wildlife?

 

My task for you today is to design a poster that would persuade people who do this to behave better.

 

Don't forget that this week is STEM Week!

Have a look at the timetable below to see what is happening today!

24.06.20

 

MATHS

 

 

READING

Chapter 5

AFTERNOON

23.06.20

 

MATHS

 

 

READING

Chapter 4

AFTERNOON

 

 

22.06.20

 

MATHS

 

READING

Chapter 3

AFTERNOON

 

Don't forget to be working on your Blue Peter Badges!

These badges are like gold dust and should not be missed!

I've linked the picture again to take you through to the website. 

 

 

This week is the STEM Clubs Week.  Starting on Monday, the week is a free, online event for families and schools and features different challenges and webinars to take part in.
 
The theme is Sustainability which is something we've talked a lot about in school.  The week will cover various different activities and career talks that you might be interested in.  I've attached the timetable for you and the STEM icon above will take you to the correct website. 

 

 

19.06.20

 

MATHS

 

 

ENGLISH

 

Thank you to all of those who emailed me their stories last week! I thoroughly enjoyed them all! Some of you had me scared (and tried to give me nightmares), some of you taught me a moral and some of you made me almost cry! What great story writers you are!

 

This week's email challenge is to create a news report. You can write it about anything you like - it could be something in the news that you have found interesting yourself or you could choose to create your own event to report from your imagination. 

 

Here are a few tips to help you...

 

You also have the choice to record your report by video as if you are a news reporter on TV or to write a newspaper article.

 

I look forward to seeing and reading them!

 

As usual, if they should be in by Wednesday and emailed to SchoolY5@olstrose.bham.sch.uk

 

AFTERNOON

 

This weekend, we will celebrate both World Music Day and Father's Day! Why not explore the activities below to help you prepare?

 

18.06.20

 

MATHS

 

 

READING

Chapter 2

AFTERNOON

 

17.06.20

MATHS

 

 

READING

Chapter 1

AFTERNOON

 

When I was a child, all I wanted was to earn a Blue Peter badge.

They were REALLY hard to get and VERY sought after!

 

Well, Blue Peter are offering YOU the chance to earn SIX badges and I couldn't be more envious!

 

 

The image above is linked to their website for you to take a look at their Badge Challenge!

 

There is a wall chart that you can download and lots of helpful information to help you earn those badges!

 

And remember...when you get them, keep them forever! My friend Lianne still has hers and it's one of her proudest possessions!

 

16.06.20

 

MATHS

 

 

READING

Chapter 5

AFTERNOON

This week is Refugee Week where we should spend the time learning about the lives of people who are refugees. Sadly, refugees have been subjected to nasty and hurtful comments. As a school, and as our British Values teach us, we should not accept this and we should be supportive of everyone.

 

Use the power point and story to learn about the lives of refugees. 

Once you have done this, there is a pack of activity sheets for you to explore further.

15.06.20

 

MATHS

 

 

READING

Chapter 4

AFTERNOON

12.06.20

 

MATHS

 

 

ENGLISH

 

For this week's emailed task, I'd like you to write me a story! I have missed reading all of your creative ideas! Your story can be about anything you like! 

Will it be an adventure? A mystery? A horror? A comedy? The choice is yours!

 

Before you start, make sure that you have planned out your story carefully. 

You could use the story mountain to help you if you're struggling to know where to start...

Remember all of the things that you have been taught about making your stories interesting and to show off all the technical skills that you have been taught too!

 

I have linked the Y5 expectations for you to use here:

I am looking forward to reading your stories and hearing your narrative voices!

 

As with last week, you should send your email to me by next Wednesday. 

This gives me time to read and reply to you all.

 

HAPPY WRITING!

AFTERNOON

 

This Sunday is World Blood Donor Day.

What do you know about Blood Donation? What is it? Why do people do it? How can it help others?

Do you think you'll be a blood donor when you're an adult? 

Why not do your own research and your family what they know about it? I bet that someone you know has been a blood donor! How amazing is that?!

 

I'd love to see any projects or posters that you create over on our class blog using your BGFL login!

 

You could also use the resources below to learn all about blood and it's important role in keeping us alive!

11.06.20

 

MATHS

 

 

Reading

Chapter 3

AFTERNOON

 

 

10.06.20

 

MATHS

 

 

Reading

 

Chapter 2

AFTERNOON

 

A challenge from Miss Arnold

The Birmingham School Games Challenge is now up and running. It's a virtual portal where a new challenge will be set each week and the children can upload their personal bests. There will be prizes for individuals who finish in the top 5 for each challenge. Once a challenge has been completed, and if you they are in the top 5 you will receive a virtual School Games Value Badge that was assigned for that challenge. Once school has resumed, and it is safe to do so, they can receive a real badge.

The portal can be found here: https://www.sgochallenge.com/
Our school area code is: shenley

 

Year 1 and Year 2 have already had children appear in the top 5 for last week! 

Well done to them...Maybe Year 5 can join them?

 

A message from Miss Murphy

I have found some excellent Computing resource videos for you tohave a look at if you wish to do so.  I have linked the picture above to take you straight to the videos. The videos have been sponsered by Barclays UK and are lots of different videos all about Computer Programming.

Hope you enjoy them!

 

09.06.20

 

MATHS

 

 

READING

CHAPTER 1

 

AFTERNOON

As always, don't forget to check out the PE, RE and Science pages for other ideas.

Have you completed the English daily task from the 05.06.20? 

It needs to be emailed to Mrs Edgington by tomorrow. 

 

08.06.20

 

MATHS

 

 

READING

Read the extract below. Why not make a note of any vocabulary that you're not sure the meaning of and use a dictionary to find out?

Using the documents below, why not come up with a list of questions that could be asked and answered in the extract that you have read? 

This can be a very challenging skill - especially if you're trying to cover each reading skill!

AFTERNOON

Today is World Ocean's Day so below you will find a power point with some useful information and some activities that you might enjoy.

You might also spend the afternoon completing your own research and creating a project. I'd love to see your creations on the class blog!

05.06.20

 

MATHS

 

 

ENGLISH

 

For today's English task, I'd like you to write an email that you will send to me. You should use your own email account on BGFL to do this. If you need your login details, please ask your parents to email the address below and I will send it over. 

 

 

Your email should include activities that you have been doing during your time away from school - both in terms of school work and for fun!

 

I am missing you all LOTS and I have missed hearing all about what you have been up to and, of course, I want to know that you're all safe!

 

From now and until we return to school, each Friday I will set you a written task that you will need to email in. You will have until the following Wednesday to make sure you have sent it.

 

Each week, your email will earn you 50 House Points.

 

 

SchoolY5@olstrose.bham.sch.uk

 

AFTERNOON

04.06.20

 

MATHS

 

 

READING

CHAPTER 3

AFTERNOON

 

As well as the activities below, don't forget the PE, RE and Science pages for lots more ideas!

03.06.20

 

MATHS

 

 

READING

CHAPTER 2

 

AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES

02.06.20

MATHS

 

 

READING

 

Click on the links below to read the text and complete some activities...

 

AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES

 

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