Year 5 Tudor Timeline 23/9/2020
This week, Year 5 have been looking at historical events on a Tudor timeline. We recreated the timeline using our collaboration and reasoning skills. We had a fantastic debate, using our yellow speech bubbles to agree or disagree with which historical event should go with which date!
Palm Class have been working hard learning the meaning of lots of new words in their current Mini beasts Learning Journey. In Literacy they have been challenged to use words such as nectar, pollinate, hive and Mason Bee to up-level their writing.
TO test their knowledge we all enjoyed a game of BINGO! The definition of the work was read to them and if they thought they had the word on their Bingo sheet they covered it up until they had a full house.
Great fun was had by all.
Yesterday, Holly Class investigated Roman Numerals. We looked at the symbols used for different numbers and then had a go at making some of our own. We then used Roman Numerals to write our ages, birthdays and the date.
Year 6 have been busy in their first few weeks in new classes. We have written letters to our future selves, ready to be opened at the end of year 6; designed new Compass for Life maps, thinking carefully about our North Star and the journey we are going to take to get there; focused on the Zones of Regulation; and started our new topic Frozen Kingdom. As a hook for our new topic, we studied an iceberg, focusing on how it moved and reacted in the water. Here are some photos of the last couple of weeks:
As as well as all of this, we have been focusing on our school learning values. I have been really impressed with this in Holly Class. Here are some examples:
Being reflective in maths lessons by learning from our mistakes and thinking about what we have noticed.
Beimg collaborative in PE lessons by supporting each other and being a ‘critical friend’ to help others improve.
What a busy start to the term! It is obvious that the children are glad to be back – they have shown such a great attitude to learning – even in these tricky times.
Here are some of the things we have done over the past two weeks:
We have been revisiting the Compass for Life – looking at our North Star and how we are going to get there.
We have been learning more about the Zones of Regulation and how we can get back into the Green Zone so that we can perform as efficiently as possible.
We have been writing letters to our future selves – explaining what lockdown has been like and how we are feeling about the next year.
We have started our new topic ‘Frozen Kingdom’. We have already started studying icebergs – including a real life example – to see how they act in the water.
I hope you enjoy these pictures.
Today, in Year 5, we tried out our very own Tudor dance in PE. It was our first attempt at this and we really enjoyed it. We’re looking forward to learning some more moves next week!
Have a look at our video:
To mark the start of the Year 5 learning journey ‘Off with her head!’, the Year 5s sampled different Tudor foods this afternoon.
They watched a video of what life would have been like in King Henry VIII’s kitchen and listened to Tudor music as they were served many delicacies such as: spiced and sugared meat, eggs in mustard sauce, jumbles (boiled and baked biscuits) and stale bread!
They also compared the benefits of water from a stream or alcoholic drinks such as cider, mead or beer. They were very surprised to hear that children drank them as well!
Today Palm Class started their new learning journey, Wriggle and Crawl. Our first job was to research what a mini beast was and then go on a hunt around the school to see what we could find. Palm Class were excellent detectives and found a variety of mini beasts from wasps to dragonflys and beetles to lady birds.
Today we have focused our learning around the zones of regulation. We have been learning what it feels like when we are in the different zones and how we can move from one zone to another. Lots of us said talking to people made us feel happier and taking some time to sit quietly also helps us to calm down. We carried out some role play this afternoon, guessing which feelings were being demonstrated.
Can you think of a time when you have been in each zone?
Also take a look at some of the learning values that the children are demonstrating. They are being extremely resourceful, getting everything organised for their learning. What superstars they are!
What a busy few days we have had back in Oak Class and the children have all grown in more ways than one. It has been delightful to be back amongst such a friendly, happy and delightful bunch.
We have been learning about worries that we might have and thinking of ideas that could help us solve them. When we revisited the school rules we discussed what they ‘look like’ and what we would expect to see. Today, we had our first trip to the library and chose our first books. This was particularly exciting and we are planning on visiting again in the week so we can change them after we have quizzed on them. Everyone was keen to be able to have a go on the Chromebooks. We have a few experts amongst us but a few of us will need to keep practising how to log in and create documents.
We are looking forward to more exciting learning and time spent with our friends.
I’m so impressed with everyone who is still working hard at home. We have been looking at all the Google Forms, stories, spelling and grammar work that so many of you are sending in.
Thank you for all your hard work.
We are very much looking forward to seeing you all in September.
Have a read of these wonderful stories.
Once upon a time there was a bright, colourful bird called Emerald. He was called this because of his beautiful green feathers that glittered in the sun. Emerald lived near the sea, on a tropical island. There are loads of palm trees, flowers, insects to eat and fruit but best of all he had his friends. He likes to play hide and seek with his friends, flying through the trees looking for the best spots to hide.
It is a hot sunny day on the tropical island. Emerald and his friends were playing their favourite game. They were flying over the beach, into the trees getting ready to hide. One, two three, shouted Emerald it was his turn to count. When in the distance he saw a dark blue shape coming towards the island. “ WHAT IS THAT “? shouted Emerald. His friends all quickly flew back to him.
The next second the dark blue thing landed on the beach. It was a big Blue bird, with the most amazing feathers. Emerald and his friends flew down on to the sand next to him and asked him “ Who are you?”
“Sparks.” said the blue bird. “I am called this because of my magnificent, shiny feathers.”
All of Emeralds friends started to tweet, they all thought that his feathers were awesome. But one bird didn’t agree. It was Emerald
“No they’re not.” cried Emerald, he was jealous of the new bird.
“ Come and play with us. “ said Emerald’s friends. This made Emerald very angry. He didn’t like Sparks. He didn’t want to play with Sparks. He had a mean idea he would play with sparks and he would help him to hide. In a dark cave, where nobody was allowed to go.
“Come with me Sparks, I’ll help you to hide” said Emerald. Off they flew to find a great hiding place. When they got to the cave Emerald told Sparks, “stay here and find a good spot to hide, I’ll hide nearby so if I get found before you I won’t give your hiding place away. ” Sparks was afraid to go in the cave but he thought Emerald was being nice and he wouldn’t leave him alone he would be near so he flew down into the cave.
As soon as Sparks had disappeared into the cave, Emerald flew away.
It was nearly bedtime and all of Emeralds’ friends had been found. They looked everywhere for Sparks but could not find him. They are sad that they can’t find him and are getting worried. Emerald is feeling bad, he should not have told Sparks to hide in the cave. It is scary in the cave. He decided to go and get him. “Follow me. I think i know where he is.” When they got to the cave they saw Sparks crying outside.
“I thought you wouldn’t find me. Emerald told me to hide in here and he didn’t come back for me, he said he would be near me but I know now that he wasn’t!”
Emerald looked sad, he felt bad that he told Sparks to hide in the cave when nobody is allowed in there. The other birds were angry with him, he started to cry.
“I only told Sparks to hide in the cave because I was jealous of his beautiful feathers. You all thought mine were the best until Sparks came along. I thought that if I got rid of him you would like me more. I know it was wrong, I’m really sorry.”
Sparks looked at Emerald, he could see that he was sorry. “It is ok, maybe we can both have the best feathers?”
“That would be nice.” said Emerald and all of the birds were friends again.
The blue-tit and the owl
Once upon a time Mr Meanie landed on a wire over a chasm. Soon Mr Yawn landed next to him and did a colossal yawn.
“YAWN!” Mr Meanie didn’t like it so he began to peck Mr Yawn. Eventually their friends came and thought it was a game so they started to peck each other. There was chaos, everywhere!
Suddenly, an owl landed on the wire a few metres away and said: “hello”. Mr Meanie did a silly imitation of the owl. The blue-tits (Mr Meanie, Mr Yawn etc.) walked away. The owl flapped over to them and they started chirping angrily. Suddenly Mr Meanie and Mr Yawn pecked the owl as hard as they could. Soon they noticed that the owl was slipping. Mr Meanie got a plan and it was to peck the owl’s feet. peckpeckpeckpeckpeck until…
The blue-tits were catapulted through the air like arrows from a bow, so fast that all their feathers came off.
Meanwhile, down below the feathers were falling through the sky; the owl blew them. Suddenly a not-that-blue blue-tit fell from the sky and the owl’s laughter erupted from him like bicarbonate of soda and vinegar from an overstuffed volcano.
The moral of the story: don’t bully people just because they’re different.
It’s the final week to a very strange year. It has been very quiet with pictures this week in year 5 but the year 5s have still been working hard.
Here is Jess’ clock:
Evelyn and Ellisha’s time travelling board game:
Isaac has researched how microwaves work:
As part of SOLE, Bibi has watched a film based around time travelling and has written a film review:
This film is a sequel from Avengers: Infinity War, which ended on a note of suspense, so I was curious to discover what happens next. I hoped that all characters previously introduced would be involved as it was the last movie (in chronological order) already made.
~Science Fiction~ Action~ Superheroes~
I think that this movie is science- fiction because it is related to time- travel and advanced technology; whilst it is also Superheroes because those are the main characters- such as Captain America, Hulk, Thor and Ironman.
Unlike Avengers: Infinity War, not all superheroes are shown due to the fact that half are erased from the Universe and the other half attempt to bring them back:
Ironman, Hulk, Thor, Antman, Black Widow, Hawk- eye and Captain Marvel are most of the main Superheroes included.
Lucas has been very resourceful using old keys to create robots:
Miss Franks and Miss Halloway are very proud of how you have all worked through lockdown. We hope you enjoy a well deserved summer holidays! Well done year 5s!
We now have are very own pumpkin patch! A kind parent brought some pumpkin plants in to school. Our happy band of green fingered children weeded and dug the raised beds. We then planted the pumpkin plants and have watered them daily. We have had great fun and have learnt all about looking after plants.
Here is a glimpse into what the group with Mrs Jeffery has been up to over the last week.
We worked on our collaboration skills. Some of us made musical instruments whilst other choreographed a dance and sang to accompany the musicians. Later we performed it.
Some of us took a closer look at predators. Some children created their ultimate predator by combing more than one.
We also spent some time building time machines. Later we used the chrome books to label the different parts and write about where we would go and why.
We all loved singing a song about the continents. we sang this over and over and over. We will never forget it now and neither will Mrs Jeffery. Later, we made power points about the different continents, drew our own muddled up maps and found different creatures that live on each continent.
We have also enjoyed playing ladders in P.E.
Last week, in Ebony Bubble, years 3, 4 and 5 all focused on their art skills in their learning journeys. Here are a few examples:
This week in Holly Class Bubble, we have been very busy – as every week!
As well as making sure that all of our key skills work (Maths, Reading, Spelling and Grammar) is finished, we have been continuing with our S.O.L.E. .
Some of us have been looking at surrealism. We have looked at famous pieces of work, tried to copy some famous paintings and even had a go at automatic drawing. Some of us have been continuing our focus on animals and predators. We have created top trumps cards of our favourite predators – which one do you like the best? The final group have been continuing to look at time travel – planning a time travel book.
I hope you enjoy this fabulous work.
We visited the school pond yesterday for a spot of pond dipping. We found lots of tadpoles in varying stages of development. Some of us spotted that they were starting to sprout legs. Some of them were at the froglet stage – not far off transforming into frogs. We were all very excited.
We then had a quick explore on the field and found a few woodlice hiding under logs. Later on in the week, we will be seeing what mini beasts we can find lurking in the woods.
Year 5 have been sending lots of pictures of their amazing work, we have had to do another blog post to celebrate it!
Alex has been really busy! He has created a time capsule, a time machine, a futuristic care, he has thought about which time quote is important to him and created artwork for it and finally, he has drawn a pie chart to show how the UK can be divided up based on age.
Leia has drawn a self portrait:
Lyla has created a piece of information text all about telescopes:
Harry H has been interviewing about what retirement is and what it is like:
Emily has also been really busy creating instructions on how to build a time machine. When Emily built her time machine and fast forwarded to 10 years into the future, she ended up the Amazon rainforest. To share with everyone what she has learnt during her visit, she has created a leaflet with many pictures and lots of colour!
We had great fun today planting our different fruit and vegetable plants. We grew cucumber, watermelon and tomatoes. They grew very tall so they were ready to be moved outside. Daniel made some beautiful signs for us so we remember what is planted in each pot. 🙂
We also looked for some inspiration from the Chelsea flower show and then created our own special gardens. We carefully labelled them and put them on display for everyone to see!
In Year 1 this week, we have taken in turns to take a trip down to our new pond. It is full of life and we Mae sure to take advantage of this and research all of the tiny creatures we could find.
We had fun identifying them and watching them all swim around in our own mini tubs.
Take a look!
Some of the children in Ash class practised their independent writing today and wrote what they really liked doing at school. The only word they had some help with was ‘because’. We’ve also been learning about the number 19 so we made some ‘part, part, whole’ diagrams and wrote some number sentences.
Maples have been working really hard this week. There is a lot of excitement with the up and coming Summer Holidays so we have been listening to calming music whilst we have been working as it help us keep on track.
In maths we have been working really hard on finding the difference. All the children have been using their number lines and hundred squares to help them. They have also become really good at drawing images to help them as well.
In Literacy we have continued to work hard on our sentence structure. This week we have been looking at nouns and verbs and how we can identify them. We have also been including adjectives in our writing to make it more exciting.
We still have lots of smiling faces though!
Year 5 have been time travelling this week. Before they could jump into a different time period, they needed a machine to help them get there. Year 5 have been very resourceful using whatever they could find around school and home.
Isaac would travel to the future:
Anya couldn’t wait to start travelling:
When Lucas turned his time machine on, he travelled far into the future. What year is it Lucas?
Kubus, Phoebe and Evelyn worked collaboratively to create their time machine in school. They travelled through time and decided to make a meal before exploring:
It can be hard work travelling through time, so it was time to enjoy a meal around their fire:
They even have a translation box to understand any language:
Where would you time travel to?
After yesterday’s trip to the pond, the children of Willow class were keen to see what else the forest school area had to offer.
Today they went on a bug hunt. They searched all the nooks and crannies for all sorts of creepy – crawlies. They were very proud of what they found and here are a few pictures. Can you work out what they found from the pictures?
During the lockdown period, Brooke in Redwood has really thought about how she can work towards her North Star.
Her North Star is to be a fashion designer and with the help of a local seamstress she has been able to gain valuable skills and start her journey! Here she is with he skirt and top she has made.
Well done Brooke! Keep it up!
Today, the children in Willow Class went pond dipping at our fabulous school pond. The children got to see some fantastic creatures like tadpoles, froglets, frogs and newts.
The children were very excited that we may have lots and lots of frogs to see very soon!
Year 6 have continued to demonstrate their fantastic learning at home! Here are some examples of the brilliant learning that they have been doing:
Elsa visited The Tate Modern and the Musee d’Orsay (virtually of course) and then chose some of her favourite paintings. She was particularly interested in the Impressionist style of paintings.
Lara was experimenting with colour and decided to do her colour chart in a different way using make-up.
Bea has created a self-portrait!
Noah made a Star Wars model using lego. He then filmed himself explaining all of the different parts.
Watch the video here:
Fin built a shelter!
Great work Year 6 – keep up the hard work for the last two weeks of term – we are really proud of you!
Ash class had great fun creating these ladybirds with 18 spots! They then had a go at writing the number sentences for each ladybird. For e.g. 9 + 9 = 18
Another great week. We have all been working very hard on our key skills in the mornings. In the afternoons we have been undertaking a range of activities including: designing and writing about our own predator, exploring the science of colour, writing short stories, experimenting with sketching and shading and much more.
I hope you enjoy this range of work.
Maples have been very in school this week.
In Literacy they have been working hard on adding conjunctions to sentences to up-level them. They have also been looking at sentences that have no spaces in them, the children have had to identify where the words start and end to make the sentence make sense – this has made them realise how important finger spaces are! We have also started looking at verbs and nouns and how to identify them in a sentence.
We have been working hard on reading this week as well, we have looked at reading comprehensions about The Wimbledon Tennis Tournament, The Gingerbread Man and The Rainforest.
Every morning the children have been practising their handwriting, they have been really concentrating on their letter formation.
In maths they have been focussing on bar models and learning our number bonds to 20. They have also been identifying the variety of number sentences that go with each bar model! Some have been rather challenging! They have been using number lines and 100 squares to help them.
Then of course we also leave time for a little bit of fun! Collecting Crickets is still a favourite pass time but this week paper aeroplanes have also been a firm favourite.
In Beech class, we have been exploring the field and collecting everything we could find to create wild art pictures. We also tried to see what shapes we could create after learning about shapes in our maths lessons.
Jamie’s apple tree:
We had a lot of fun and we even spotted some bugs.
As part of SOLE, the pupils were asked to create a montage of different watches/clocks. Here are some examples of their work:
We have also been looking at what the year 2100 may look like.
Blossom and Frankie:
Phoebe and Evelyn’s:
Some pupils have also been creating time capsules.
Lucas has written a letter to go inside the time capsule:
As well as all the online learning, some of the year 5s have been busy doing other activities.
Mia went to see the sun rise early one morning:
Seth has been helping out at home by digging a pond in the front garden. He was able to apply his maths skills to measure out the pond liner. A dragonfly has visited Seth’s pond so far but he is hoping for a family of frogs to move in.
All the children at home are working extremely hard. An enormous thank you to all the parents for your continued support. Here are a few examples of some of the excellent work.
Lucas worked really hard to draw this house. He also did some fantastic maths learning using different dice patterns and listed some tricky words. What lovely letter formation Lucas! 🙂
Georgie has been working hard at home and has created this beautiful sculpture from recycled materials. She was inspired by the story “The Snail and the Whale.” Amazing work Georgie! 🙂
Year 3 are really enjoying their learning journey (Predator) this term. We have seen such a variety of ways to be creative and share your learning. Keep sending us your pictures!!
We love see what you have been up to. It is wonderful to see so many of you completing the Google Forms. Please do keep sharing your learning with us through photos or sharing your documents online.
Here is a science project carried out. They thought carefully about the type of scientific enquiry they might do (observation, research or a test)
Learning about parts of a plant.
Learning about flowers.
Creating a glossary to help with using scientific words in an extended write.
Matching words to their meaning.
Finding features of fiction books.
Here of some photos of the things that we have been up to in school this week.
On Google Sides some of the children have created a presentation about their sound experiments.Here is one page.
We have been completing our online Google Forms.
Creating Google Slides to show what we think life in 2100 will be like.
Learning about food chains.
Learning about the parts of flowering plants.
Creating scenes on Scratch of underwater predators hunting their prey.
Started our extended writing tasks.
To help the children to remember to stay in their own imaginary bubbles, we used hoops today in PE. We imagined the hoop was our own bubble. We played a variety of listening and moving games, making sure we stayed in our bubbles and didn’t go into anyone else’s.
We played the Traffic Light game where we moved in spaces, going forwards and backwards and changing direction. We also played the Beans Game where we practised actions to go with a type of bean. Look at all our curled up baked beans!
We had a lot of fun and have remembered the lines from Mr Quint’s song: ‘Please don’t go in my bubble and I won’t go in your’s.’
Year 6 have continued to be busy with their learning at home! Over the last couple of weeks, we have rounded up our WW2 unit and have started our new topic ‘Gallery Rebels’, which is an Art-based unit of work. Have a look at some of the fantastic work we have received below. Well done Year 6 – keep it up!
Lara planned a street party to celebrate the end of WW2 in Britain, designing an invitation and some bunting.
Owen experimented with colour, using chromatography, focusing on which colours make up black ink. He noticed that the permanent markers didn’t do the same when the paper was placed in water. Once the paper had dried, Owen noticed there was a lot of pink!
Ava and Olivia have made their own sketchbooks!
George B was very excited to go back to football training!
Year 5 have been really busy this week!!
Lexi has been researching all about retirement and had a go at aging herself.
We have been looking at our future hopes and dreams this week.
Ellisha has been conducting a science experiment to test reaction times.
Phoebe’s sound experiment:
We have been looking at the UK’s population and how it has been divided up into age groups.
We have been making up our own number stories for our number of the week: 18. We also practised counting down from 18 and had great fun firing the bubble rocket when we got to zero!
Our bubble based in Holly class have been working really hard this week. We have had to change our timetable to make sure that we are all able to get the 4 key sessions (Maths, Reading, Grammar and Spelling) done each day.
Even with all of that hard work, we have still had time to develop our SOLE work – which has been very art focused this week. We finished the week having a sketching session out on the playground.
I hope you enjoy looking at our work.
Children in the ‘Ebony Class Bubble’ have settled in well to their new school day. They’ve been working really hard and even had time to explore the wildlife outside on the field, making bird’s nests.
We are so, so proud of the fantastic work that year 3 keep producing and sharing with us. We clearly have some budding performers amongst our year group.
Have a look at these videos:
This week the children have been developing their art skills.
Gemma sent in these wonderful works of art:
Just look at Sienna’s incredible predator collage:
Jem also really enjoyed making this wonderful collage; he was so proud of himself. And so are we Jem!
Frazer has even challenged himself to sew a shark!! (Not a real one, of course) Super work Frazer!
Keep sending in all of your fabulous work year 3. We are completely blown away with everything you are doing. We are so very proud of you all.
Thank you to all those children who have been sending in their Literacy information leaflets all about a favourite musical icon! This is part of our current topic, Playlist.
Below are some pictures of your fabulous efforts.
Well done to you all!
The children in Ash class had great fun today as we made our own version of air hockey! We used some glue pots and beanbags and had a fantastic time! We made sure that we all scored 18 as it is our number of the week. 🙂
Maples have been really busy in school this week working really hard and having fun.
In maths they have been learning all about place value and drawing pictorial representations of number to help them They have also been practising counting in 2s, 5s and 10s through songs and dances.
They have also been busy making sure that in Literacy all their sentences are punctuated correctly, finger spaces are being used and they are using their neatest handwriting. Some have even been using conjunctions to joining two clauses.
We have also made sure that we have enjoyed using the field in the sunshine. They have collected lots of crickets – some of which seemed to make it back into the classroom!!!!!
Foundation had great fun experimenting with the bubble rocket today. They each had a go at sending the rocket into the sky and loved watching all of the bubbles come out. We counted down from 18 each time because 18 is our number of the week. We had a fantastic time! 🙂
We have all been working so hard this week on our Maths. The children in school have been using their place value knowledge to challenge themselves to find as many different number sentences as they can to go with one image. Have a look at their wonderful work.
We also worked out that we could use the equals sign to show two number sentences have the same value, for example, 10 + 3 = 3 + 10. Teagan also said 10 + 5 = 9 + 6 as each one gives the same answer. Well done, Maple class.
I wonder, could we find any corresponding subtractions to go with each image?
We are so proud of one of our fantastic Year 6 pupils – Jay! Jay was out on his boat when he heard that a kayaker was in trouble out on the water. He motored out on his boat and attached the kayak so that he could tow in the kayaker until the Lifeboat could complete the rescue.
Here is the link to the article in the newspaper:
Well done Jay – we are so proud of the way you acted. You are a credit to Hazeldown School!