St Anthony Class
Summer Term Homework
This term's homework will be a slightly different format to the rest of the year. I love seeing the creative passion in the class and feel like the opportunity do something different is valuable to the children's learning. Over the Summer Term, I have asked the children to complete 5 of the takeaway homework activities- they must choose at least one hot or extra hot challenge. I would like to remind you that the creative homework is not just arty or design based but also gives the children opportunity to write creatively too. These activities can be handed in over any point during the term.
In addition to the takeaway homework, children will receive a spellings, maths and either a comprehension or a spag sheet to be handed in the following Wednesday. Please do stay in contact with us if your child is finding the homework difficult, as we do encourage them to see us for help. Please continue reading a variety of different genres with your child, this may be their reading book but they may also be interested in reading newspapers, magazines. This is valuable for the children to experience reading in different contexts.
I look forward to seeing all the wonderful creations :)
Summer Term Takeaway Homework
We've had a fantastic term and worked extremely hard in all areas. We've created Victorian artwork, news reports, been to Wat Tyler Park, some of us have represented the school in sports activities or at choir and many more fun activities that you can see on the web page- you all deserve a well needed rest!
I will upload takeaway homework for the next topic if any of you are keen to make a head start but for everyone else...
spend time catching up with friends and family whether that's snuggling up on the sofa, playing a game or heading out on day trips, enjoy plenty of Easter Eggs and most of all relax and rest! We look forward to hearing all about the wonderful things you have got up to :)
From all the staff in Year 5 we wish you all a very happy and holy Easter
Today is Maundy Thursday, which marks the celebration of the Last Supper. Jesus met with his disciples to celebrate the Passover meal, so we discussed the meaning behind Passover, the symbolism of foods and tried out the unleavened bread.
Tea Warmer Investigation- 29.03.18
As part of our takeaway homework this term, we had the option to make a tea cosy for Miss Rusz, as she says her tea always goes cold in the morning when she forgets about it whilst doing lots of jobs. We've had knitted insulators, insulators made out of various insulators and they've been decorated beautifully!
To ensure it was a fair test, we measured the starting temperature of the warm water and then the temperature after 5 mins and 10 mins and then calculated the difference. Whoever had the smallest difference in temperature won! We used thermometers and had to measure the water at the same time to ensure a fair test. Everybody did an amazing job but we discovered that the warmers which covered the top of the mugs kept the most heat in. Congratulations to Murphy and Adam, whose tea warmers both decreased by an incredible 6° and well done to everybody else who had a go.
This term we have been looking at Victorians and have specifically read Oliver Twist during our English lessons. We had written a newspaper about the shocking death of Nancy Sikes and then we have changed this into a news report. We planned our report and looked at script writing, we learnt we had to be clear and concise in our reports in order to engage people who watch the news.
We filmed our news reports and used green screens so we could look as though we were at 'Victorian London Bridge' or outside police stations. Then, we transferred the footage into imovie where we edited using music, titles, themes and filters to get the desired effect. We are so proud of our videos as we have put lots of effort into them. We hope you enjoy watching them!
(There has been a couple of technical hitches with some of the videos, meaning they haven't been able to be uploaded- this will be sorted as soon as we return from Easter)
Orla has made a Victorian sponge cake for us all to enjoy. We have had an extremely busy day but the cake is safely waiting in the fridge for us to eat on Monday.
Did you know that the Victorian Sponge was named after Queen Victoria herself?
Wat Tyler Park- 07.03.18
Today we visited Wat Tyler Park, in Basildon, as part of our Rivers and Mapwork topic covered last term. In the morning, we split into groups and learnt about the features of rivers then, we were given the opportunity to make our own rivers using water and sand. Did you know that no river in the world is the same? None of our rivers looked the same either! We then used marbles and wooden blocks to act as barriers (which represented land and rocks) and these formed completely different rivers. We tried to create deltas, meanders, waterfalls, bowls and many more features.
After this, we went on an adventure! We had to follow a path through swamps, past poisonous snakes, past poison land (salt marshes) until we reached the river mouth. Here we discovered erosion happening and sketched what we saw. At this place, we saw a shipwreck, which was once a light boat.
After lunch, we went orienteering. We learnt how to use compasses. First you must line up the bearings to the walking line using the dial. Then, you must rotate the whole compass so the north hand is lined up with N on the dial. Then you walk in the direction of the walking line. We split off into groups and had to solve clues around the park using compass directions- we had to get them correct before we got the next clue.
We had a brilliant day!
Thank you to all the parent helpers that came!
Unfortunately I cannot upload copies of the comprehension onto the website but as usual, the work will be sent home in the homework folders. You will find that there are a mix of questions in the maths homework this week, we have covered multiplying and dividing by 10, 100, 1000, multiplied and divided decimals mentally, looked at decimal and fraction problems on calculators and solved problems and puzzles. As usual, see an adult if you are not sure of how to answer anything or look on the lesson page on mymaths for addition support
Here are some examples of pages you can visit:
Homework- 1.3.18 - delayed because of the snow ( 8.3.18)
Snow Day- 28.2.18
I hope you all have a wonderful day playing in the snow, keep safe, build lots of snow men and enjoy warming yourself up with plenty of hot chocolates! When we come back to school it would be fabulous to see pictures of your snowmen and snow creations. Perhaps you can even measure how much snow is in your garden and we can compare. I measured 17cm this morning!
Miss Rusz x
Percentages of amounts
22% of 50.
1. First you must find 10% of 50. To do this= 50 ÷ 10= 5
2. To find 20% = 5 x 2= 10
3. To find 1% take your answer of 5 which came from finding 10%. 5 ÷ 10 = 0.5
4. To get 2% you must take your 1% and multiply that by 2. 0.5 x 2= 1
5. 1 + 10= 11
Fractions of amounts
1. First you divide the number by the denominator, in this case it's 4. 36 ÷ 4 = 9
2. You must multiply your answer by the numerator, which is 3. 9 x 3= 27
Fractions, decimals and percentages investigation with skittles
"Deeds not words" - Celebrating 100 Years since women got the vote
Today marks the 100 year anniversary since women were given the vote (albeit they had to be 30 years of age)! We learnt about the struggles of the Suffragettes, through protests, hunger strikes and arrests. Everybody decided that it wasn't fair that it took so long for women to be given a voice, and tested this out when Miss Rusz wouldn't let any of the girls share their opinions. Lots of the girls felt the injustice and were deeply shocked and saddened that they weren't allowed to talk about their favourite food or their favourite book.
On Victorian Day, Poppy dressed up as a Suffragette (as the National Union of Suffragette Society was founded in 1897 by Millicent Fawcett) and she spoke to us about information she had researched. Together, we discussed the roles of Emmeline Pankhurst and Emily Davison and how what they, with thousands of supporters, have done for women today and how important it is to have their voices heard.
Research for Homework using powerpoints- Victorians
Artist of the Month Alert!!!!
Well done to Dan, for his attention to detail when using watercolours for his grand Victorian House painting.
More pictures from the rest of the class coming soon!
Spring Term Takeaway Homework
Weekly Homework Task (01.02.18) due in 07.02.18
Multiplying whole numbers by fractions
25.01.18- Weekly homework (to be handed in 31.01.18)- don't forget to let us know if you need additional support completing your homework this week! Miss Rusz :)
19.01.18- Weekly Homework task (to be completed by 24.01.18)
Anyone order a Brazilian Takeaway?
Last Half Term, we really enjoyed learning about Brazil. As part of our homework, we chose to become Brazilian chefs for the day and brought in our delicious recipes for the class to sample.
Thank you for your continued support, whether it's in the kitchen, getting creative or at the supermarket getting supplies.
Out of this world homework (10.17)
Welcome to Year 5!
Your teacher will very soon be filling this page with exciting class news, pictures of things we’ve done and more.
Do you have any ideas for this page? Why not let your Teacher know!