Year 5 – Another Impressive Week Of Learning – 22.1.2021
Well, that’s another week of impeccable learning coming to an end!! Year 5, you must be exhausted; you have all worked so incredibly hard and been so resilient with your learning.
We’ve seen some amazing writing – some of your best yet, we might add (we’re not going to let a Lockdown get in the way of our Super North Star!) We have been so proud seeing your love of learning grow and grow, despite these difficult times, but year 5 you have risen to the challenge …… and excelled!!
Have a look at some of the incredible things we have completed this week:
Wow, we are completely overwhelmed with how much work is being shared with us from Year 5 at home. It’s impossible to share everyones – there’s just so much!!! Here is a snippet of all of the amazing work that our wonderful children are doing at home.
We researched the photographer and artist Andy Warhol and had a go at making a digital montage of ourselves replicating his style.
During our zoom sessions, we like to have bit of fun too!! Today, we watched a video from Rob Biddulph and tried to draw the same character with our paper on our heads!!!
Continuing our learning journey of ‘The Time Traveller’, we have spent our time at home building time machines, making timelines of our lives and speaking to the older generations of our families to see how things have changed in their lifetime. We even had a look at some photos from https://www.francisfrith.com/teignmouth/photos to see what our local skate park used to look like!! We couldn’t believe how different it looked! Have a look at Thomas’ picture!
We are continuing to work really hard on our core subjects of maths, literacy and SPaG with the addition of some of the Oak National Academy’s videos. Today, we learnt all about non-finite clauses and wrote some of our own. We shared these during our afternoon zoom sessions.
Finally, we are reminding ourselves to look after our mental health. Mrs Prentice spoke to us about our ’10 a day’ – Our very own magic. We realised we are doing lots of these every day.
Well done Year 5! Everyone at Hazeldown are so proud of how hard you are all working – don’t forget to say a big thank you to the adults at home who are helping you too.
Year 5 have been fantastic at accessing all of their remote learning whilst at home!! We are especially enjoying our zooms, where we are able to discuss our lessons from the day and speak to our friends. We also played a great game of scavenger hunt today!!
Keep it up Year 5 – we are so proud of you all!
Year 5 have been extremely busy completing their remote learning. They have shown some fantastic resilience in taking everything in their stride. We have really enjoyed our zoom sessions and it’s been so lovely seeing all of your smiling faces. Keep up the fantastic work year 5!!
Have a look at this video of all of your amazing learning you have been sending to us – music courtesy of our very own Alex from Monkey Puzzle!
Today, Year 5 have been investigating the samples they found from Alchemy Island earlier in the week.
They have: separated solid materials by sieving; cleaned different samples of water by using sieves, filters and evaporation and condensation; investigated different materials for electrical and heat conductivity, hardness, transparency and magnetism.
Year 5 have been busy over the last 2 weeks working hard on researching torches, designing their own, crafting their designs and then evaluating their use whilst searching for chemical elements on Alchemy Island.
Children have been looking at the 6 principles of Design and Technology: user, purpose, functionality, design decisions, innovation and authenticity to go through the process of designing and crafting their torches.
Take a look……
Year 6 Jacob
Jacob is an avid reader and at every opportunity spends time reading. I had to interrupt Jacob reading to award him with his Star Reader bookmark. Keep reading Jacob!
Year 5 Isobel
Isobel loves reading and frequently visits the library to choose another book by Jacqueline Wilson. Brilliant Isobel!
Year 4 Cameron
Cameron is an avid reader who enjoys both reading and quizzing on his books. Keep it up Cameron!
Year 3 Evie
Evie enjoys a visit to the library to choose her next book. Well done Evie!
Year 6 Maisie
Maisie has recently increased her reading range and thoroughly enjoys sitting reading a good book. Brilliant Maisie!
Year 5 Alex
Alex is such an avid reader that I had to interrupt him reading a book to award him his Star Reader bookmark. Fantastic Alex!
Year 4 Evie
Evie enjoys a wide variety of genres and loves visiting the library to choose her next book. Keep it up Evie!
Year 3 Harry
Harry enjoys reading and is always happy to tell you about the latest book he has read. Brilliant Harry!
Mrs Prentice was so impressed with Monkey Puzzle’s learning today!! Children took turns to put themselves in the hot seat as Verideon, from ‘The Alchemist’s Letter’. It was such an amazing, engaging lesson; just look at the emotional vocabulary we were able to produce…….
Year 6 Isla
Isla is really enjoying reading at the moment and is getting amazing quiz results. Keep it up Isla!
Year 5 Saffy
Saffy is an avid reader and chooses lots of different genres to read. Fantastic Saffy!
Year 4 Amelia
Amelia is achieving fantastic results on all her book quizzes and enjoys coming to the library to change her books. Amazing Amelia!
Year 3 Josie
Josie is an avid reader and enjoys visiting the library regularly to change her books. Keep reading Josie!
Year 6 Mia
Mia has discovered she loves reading. Brilliant Mia, keep it up!
Year 5 Kitty
Kitty is achieving fantastic results in her reading quizzes. Amazing work Kitty!
Year 4 Lacey
Lacey is really enjoying her reading and loves visiting the library to change her books. Well done Lacey!
Year 3 Gracie-Mae
Gracie-Mae is a really enthusiastic reader. Keep it up Gracie-Mae!
Monkey Puzzle began to create their 3D contour maps of Alchemy Island today.
They began exploring contour lines by understanding that they are a map’s way of showing you how high the land is. The children also learnt that contour lines join together places of the same height and form patterns that help us to imagine what them and actually looks like.
We looked at Naismith’s rule to remind us that the closer together the contour lines are, the steeper the land.
Year 6 Amelia
Amelia has become an avid reader and is making fantastic progress with her reading target. Amazing Amelia!
Year 5 Oliver
Oliver has become an enthusiastic reader. Keep reading Oliver!
Year 4 Ethan
Ethan is a regular visitor to the library to change his book after completing a book quiz. Brilliant Ethan!
Year 3 Patrick
Patrick loves reading and reads whenever he can. Fantastic Patrick!
Today we paid our respects to fallen heroes from world wars and other conflicts. Mrs Prentice was incredibly proud of the compassion and empathy displayed by Monkey Puzzle class during their class discussion and the 2 minutes silence.
Today, Year 5 began their new learning journey – Alchemy Island! We had to find a treasure chest and key to unlock the riddle and map to begin our quest. Once we solved the mystery, we set off on our quest to look for hidden portals around the school!!
We can’t wait to enter the world of Alchemy Island!!
Last week, and some of this week, Year 5 have revisited a unit of learning – Playlist- from the lockdown period. This is to ensure children have understood some of the main pieces of knowledge that may have been missed from this learning journey.
Year 6 Lewis
Well done Lewis you are really challenging yourself with your reading. Keep it up!
Year 5 Evie
Evie is really enthusiastic about reading the Roald Dahl books. Amazing Evie!
Year 4 Henry
Henry is trying really hard with his reading and getting some great quiz results. Keep going Henry!
Year 3 Rufus
Rufus is an enthusiastic reader. Keep reading Rufus!
Year 5 have been so busy with their Off With Her Head Tudor topic this term.
Here are just a few of the amazing pieces of work they have journaled:
We also reflected on our own individual ‘Lockdown’ experiences and journaled some of learning we produced:
Congratulations to this week’s Star Readers
Year 6 Aston
Aston is showing great determination with his reading. Well done Aston!
Year 5 Jude
Jude is making a really determined effort to achieve his reading target. Keep going Jude!
Year 4 Zerren
Zerren is showing a really positive attitude towards reading and choosing books. Keep it up Zerren!
Year 3 Lauren
Lauren shows great enthusiasm towards reading and visiting the library. Amazing Lauren!
This week in PE, Year 5 have been demonstrating all the different ways that they can use their ‘Learning Values’.
During our Tudor dancing session, we spoke about showing empathy to others when they were struggling to remember the dance steps. We also worked well within our teams; communicating well with each other and building on our relationships.
We showed some fantastic resilience during our cross country session (having to run for 6 minutes at a time to complete as many laps as possible whilst our team cheered us on) and used words of encouragement when we were starting to tire!
Well done Year 5!!
Monday morning maths for Year 5 was experimenting with place value to be able to partition numbers. They were using part-whole model, place value charts and counters and dienes to really show they understood how numbers can be partitioned in different ways.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Year 5 have been very busy week and a lot of pictures have been sent in of the wonderful home learning.
Thomas’ self portrait:
Anya’s clock artwork:
How Anya spends her day:
Harry has thought about how Teignmouth has changed over time:
In literacy we have been looking at diary writing and this week we have begun to write our own entries. Here are some fantastic examples from the pupils:
21st May 2020
It’s Thursday morning and I’ve just arrived. I’m so excited to see the future but now I am here it is all a little overwhelming. I can feel my knees knocking together as I shake timidity (clunk! clunk! clunk!). The view around me is unlike anything I have seen before. It is leaving me a little dazed and confused. The journey here was as quick as a flash and it took me a while to catch my breath. Arriving in this new and bold world has made me feel as timid as a mouse. The skyline is full of buildings (of all shapes and sizes) and trees. Some as high as a mountain, others more like the size of a normal two storey house you would find in the past, in my world.
In the distance I can see a (bright yellow with black wings) car flying towards me! Yes, flying. My nerves are forgotten as I positively buzz with excitement – my whole body is covered in goosebumps. As it lands I realise that it is like a New York taxi from the past – just new and shinier with wings!
I look into the distance and suddenly realise that there are more of them – they are all around me – it’s an unbelievable sight. Some nearby, but others far away. They are flying in all directions: North; South; East and West. I thought the air would be filled with noise but it is not. There are no engines roaring like lions. They do not sound the same as they do in the past. The noise is nothing more than a gentle whisper floating in the breeze and there is no stinky smell at all!
I step into the taxi (the driver is very welcoming) and whoosh I am suddenly off into the sky – I have to take a moment to catch my breath. I am instantaneously at the top of the world and everywhere I look the (ultra modern) buildings shimmer in the sunlight. Flying transportation (of all shapes, sizes and colours) gives the impression of being drawn to the tops of the buildings like a moth’s to a flame. I sit back (feeling a little foolish for being so apprehensive when I arrived) and happily watch all the excitement unfold. Within no time at all the taxi starts to slowly descend back to the ground. The people walking around stop resembling ants and start to look normal as they slowly come into focus.
In a flash the taxi landed (as soft as a feather) back on the ground. I can’t take the massive grin off my face. I am astonished by the amazing things I have just seen: people as small as insects; buildings as tall as mountains and trees that resemble broccoli sprouts! The flight was (almost) unbelievable so to make sure it wasn’t a dream I pinch myself a few times – ouch, ouch ouch!
I look at my watch and try to comprehend how quickly time has travelled in the future. I suddenly realise how completely exhausted I have become from all the anticipation and excitement of the day. I turn and take one last look at the horizon – breathing in the view and taking a photo for my memory. Then without warning or a single sound I’m blindsided and back in the past.
9th March 2020
I went to bed yesterday as a normal day had passed. I brushed my teeth and slipped into my bunny pajamas. Hugged my parents goodnight and hopped to my room where I jumped on my cosy bed. I sat there for a while admiring the beauty of my newly painted room. I stopped after a while and tucked under the covers where I fell asleep… But when I woke up I found myself in a pitch black room with one single lime green door. “Uh Oh” I thought. I slowly arose
from the black floor. I shouted for help but my voice just echoed in the tall room. It could burst your eardrums. When I got the brave enough I opened the lime green door and before me was…
June 18th 2020:
As I stepped into the new time machine (it was shockingly expensive to make) I thought “that’s a queer thing!” and it was, the time machine had odd arms and a lot of time portal openers that were knives which cut through the seams of the universe into the future. Inside it had buttons that told the machine to go to different places at different times so I pressed the buttons to go to the future, 15th December 5050 to be exact. So the Time Machine got to work cutting through the bonds of the universe into the future. When it had finished there was only a swirling sphere of colour where my driveway used to be , I drove the time machine into the hole and I appeared in the future.The time machine was broken which was a significant setback but when I turned away there was a city, a very busy city, beautiful, aquamarine water glistened with pride as humans of all shapes and sizes chatter loudly; the whoosh of flying cars finds my ears. Beyond fields of green, Towering skyscrapers that make Mount Everest look like a squirrel in comparison; get swerved by flying cars of all shapes and sizes. The futuristic humans were walking along the walkway between the river and the sea. I started towards the walkway but a man stopped ny I felt scared. He actually lead me to a hotel from which I am writing to you from good night.
18th June 2020
Eagerly, I waited for the time car to pull up. As I was playing War of Thunder, (I was on a very hard level) a shiny gold and black car shaped like a Lamborghini, pulled up and as the blacked out window slowly descended I saw that the person driving was wearing a diamond necklace and dark glasses. He turned and looked at me and said ‘ Get in the car now’. As I did, the car‘s doors shut slowly and music turned on. He revved the engine and then we flashed into the sky above the clouds, higher and higher until suddenly we dropped down and down, until a runway was just in sight, as we darted towards it, I thought we were going to crash and indeed we did but luckily no one got injured and the car burst into flames. I was wondering where this was going to lead to…
The pupils have been thinking about if time travel is possible, here is what they have found:
Lottie’s self portrait:
Alex’s self portrait:
How communications has changed over time:
Mia has gone above and beyond the work we have set and has completed some of her own work:
Evelyn has researched how fashion has changed over time:
There has been so much work to celebrate this week and it has been brilliant to see everyone getting stuck into our topic!
Year 5 have been sending in some amazing work this week and I have had to do a second blog post.
Here is Oscar’s amazing SOLE piece of his clock design. He has named this piece ‘Can you break time?’
Here is Alex’s clock artwork:
In literacy we are writing diary entries about travelling to the future. We have begun by describing a picture of what the future may look like.
Here is Maisie’s work:
Here are some sentences year 5 have created after describing the picture:
Another SOLE task we set was to estimate how many hours during the day pupils spent doing their daily activities.
Here is Isaac’s work:
Here is how Evie divides her day up doing her daily activities:
Some more wonderful artwork!
Keep up the amazing work year 5! We are very proud of you and what you are achieving during these strange times.
Our new topic is well underway and year 5 have thrown themselves into it. Our new topic focuses on time and how things have changed from the past.
As part of SOLE, we asked the pupils to design their own clocks.
This is Isaac’s:
This is Thomas’
Lottie has been researching how communication has changed over time:
Ellisha has thought about the changes that have happened over time
Maisie has drawn a picture of someone growing up:
Here is Jess’ art piece inspired by Andy Warhol:
Lucas has created a mindmap of what changes have happened in his community:
Here is Anya’s:
Here is Anya’s work of someone aging through their life:
Ben has been exploring the local area with his family. They used to an app to spot how many boats were out at sea and compared their width and length.
Year 5 have been very busy this first week back and have been getting stuck in with our new topic; Time Traveller.
As part of SOLE, we have asked year 5 to create pieces of art work in the style of Andy Warhol, here are some of the amazing work they created.
We are coming to an end in our literacy topic and the pupils have been busy writing a balanced argument on ‘Should humans take holidays in space?’ It has been very interesting to read their arguments.
Here is a ‘for’ point from Dora
Here is another ‘for’ point from Lucas
Here is a ‘against’ point from Ellisha
Year 5 have been working really hard on their argument and Miss Halloway and Miss Franks can’t wait to read the finished pieces.
Mia has been keeping fit by going on a bike ride with her Nanna and Mum. She found it very tiring going up the hills but she felt proud when she had finished. Well done Mia!
In addition to all of this hard work, year 5 have been interviewing family members and friends on how life has changed for them and how they have changed as they have grown up.
Keep up all the hard work year 5!
As usual Bonsai have been really busy with activities this week and here some examples of their excellent work.
As part of SOLE, Lottie has been very resourceful and designed headwear she could wear in space using materials she had around her home. What will you discover Lottie?
Jess has also been resourceful by using what she could find around her home to build her own little den.
Lucas has been waiting very patiently for Olive the pigeon’s eggs to hatch and this week they finally hatched!
Lucas has also been busy applying to be the future’s next astronaut by filling in an application for the UK space agency.
As part of literacy, year 5 have been researching about space tourism and have begun writing a balanced argument about ‘Should humans take holidays in space?’ It has been a challenge, but the year 5 pupils have had to write formally and they have done a brilliant job so far!
Mia has been busy getting creative by finger painting. Wonderful work Mia!
Well done to Bonsai for their incredible hard work this half term. I can’t wait to see what wonderful you produce next half term.
TTRS are holding an event to set a Guinness World Record for the highest score on TTRS in one minute.
They would like you to film yourself completing a 1 min game in the studio and then sending it to them. The highest score will be the Guinness World Record holder!
This link takes you to the website to explain how you can enter. The closing date is 4th June so you don’t have long.
This week has been amazing on TTRS! I have never seen such high scores. Fir class have smashed it out of the park with a whopping 7, 981 correct answers!!!!! They are most definitely the reigning Hazeldown Champions.
Here are this week’s results:
Next week the battles have been arranged based on where you came in the school overall this week. So Fir scored the most with Bonsai second so they are battling each other next week.
The battles look like this:
Battles begin at 8:50am on Monday and will end on Friday at 3:15pm. Let’s see if anyone can beat Fir!
Monkey Puzzle have been doing even more fabulous work I had to blog again! You are all doing so well and I hope you are all really proud of yourselves.
Thomas has written an excellent description of his alien. I think you’ll agree they sound quite vile! Thomas assures me they are the most evil creatures ever!
Normal vermicious knids:
They are large, egg shaped and dark coloured in green, grey, and black colours. They have a colossal red eye with a large, square, black pupil like the darkest black hole. They flip their microscopic pinprick brain and their yellow liver upside-down to turn into:
Transformed vermicious knids:
They are now a green blob made of Vermes (not the delivery service Hermes, the planet further than Pluto) slime. They generate new slime by flipping their stomach as they generate new slime, the old slime at the bottom falls away as they move, like snail slime. The newest slime is the lightest in colour, as green as a pea that has been painted the brightest green that you can buy from B&Q, so they look as if they are getting darker the further you look down. The square black pupil shrinks so the red eye is even brighter than a pot of crimson paint with a dollop of vicious oil.
Alex has been busy designing a poster about life on earth.
Oscar has created a scary looking Alien.
Thomas has also been very busy creating Space Shuttles
Lottie has come up with some fantastic reasons for her balanced argument of for and against Space travel here are a few of her examples:
- We have a greater understanding of space and our planet, by travelling to space.
- It will inspire a new generation of engineers. A spaceport looks like a college campus, rather than a space centre like NASA.
- The cost of reaching space would go down.
- It will provide a new view of our planet. It could give world leaders a different view of our planet, would that influence their decisions on the environment?
- Realistically the cost of space travel is still expensive through a private company. Unless you are a millionaire, would you be able to afford it?
- It’s great that a new generation of engineers are inspired by the prospect of space travel, but if a spaceport looks like a college campus are they going to be taking the task seriously?
- It would be really great if world leaders could view the world differently. But if that involves sending them to space, who would pay for them to go?
- If a space plane is used over and over again, how safe would it be?
Joselyn has been busy creating her own rocket with her brother Freddie.
Please remember to keep the excellent work and photographs coming!
Have a lovely weekend – Enjoy the sunshine!
Bonsai have sent in even more brilliant work this week!!
Toby celebrated VE day at home by creating his own bunting and putting it up in the window for everyone to see. Excellent work Toby!
Amelia has had a go at the 100 word challenge. She has used some beautiful language to describe the setting.
Harry B has been working incredibly hard on his handwriting and has written a description about his alien.
Harry has also been busy composing a musical piece for a planet.
Here is Ruby’s alien.
Bibi has also been gathering lots of interesting facts about space!
Lucas has discovered a pigeon and its eggs nesting in his garden and has decided to keep a diary the pigeon’s activities and if the eggs will hatch.
Meet Olive the pigeon!
Mia has recorded her performance of her amazing poetry!
Keep sending in all the wonderful work you’ve been doing!
Monkey Puzzle have once again been very busy producing some amazing work and having a go at a variety of activities. Here are just a few examples of things they have been up to.
A must on this weeks SOLE was to use imagination and images from books and films such as Doctor Who, Star Wars, E.T, Toy Story and life on mars to design an alien creature. Here are a few examples:
Leia has produced a detailed pencil sketch
Alex designed his out ok Knex first and then drew it adding labels.
Thomas has also been very creative with his Alien creation.
Lexie has also created an imaginative Alien.
Thomas has been very busy running a 10k around his garden. He wrote a letter to family and friends asking for donations to the NHS charity. He also set up the just giving page, on his own. With the help of his parents he measured the garden and worked out he had to do 170 laps around the garden and house, up steps and down slopes. He did 57 laps on day 1, he did 67 laps with him on day 2 and he then finished it off on day 3 with 46 laps. So far he has raised around £450 for the NHS. Well done Thomas, we are very proud of you!
Lexie has attempted the PE challenge for last week, seeing how many times she can bounce a ball onto a tennis racket in 1 minute, she found this very challenging but managed 21 bounces in 60 seconds. She has also created a leaflet about the race to space between America and the Soviet Union. I think you’ll agree it is exceptionally presented.
Seb has been very busy conducting his Gravity experiment in the sunshine. He dropped many different items in his experiment, here is an example:
Don’t forget if you would like your work featured on the blog send me some photographs and continue to share your work.
Keep up the hard work Monkey Puzzle.
Last week’s TTRS results are as follows:
Congratulations to the winning classes: Monkey Puzzle, Ebony, Apple, Palm and Fir.
To organise battles this week, I have ranked the classes based on the points scored last week. So Apple scored the highest amount closely followed by Fir so they are battling each other this week.
This is how the battles look:
Year 5 have spent the last few weeks learning about poems and poetry devices so they could write their own poems about visiting another planet. All the pupils have worked really hard researching about their planets and bringing them to life through personification, similes and metaphors.
Here are some poems Miss Franks and Miss Halloway have received. Miss Franks has also posted some videos of pupils performing their poetry on a previous blog post.
The sky reminds me of stars,
Acting really bright.
Mercury the ball of paint,
Acts like a firefly, different from the others.
I am free with mercury,
Feeling like home.
Mercury is always dancing,
In the system is a blast to have a planet as a friend.
Leaving space, leaving amazed,
The depressing feeling hit me.
Mercury will not give up dancing,
Seeing the green and blue of Earth coming closer.
Jupiter all covered in gas,
is massive in size and mass,
I look at him through my telescope in the dark night;
the dark, soot, black night,
The sky is black,
but I have some light,
my lamp is very bright,
when I see his face,
it makes me jump,
because he is really close up,
he’s 4.2 to 6.2 au away,
but that doesn’t stop me seeing him, yay,
he smiles at me and I smile back,
I really think he likes to be out in that galaxy so black,
he has lots of hankies,
for blowing his nose,
for he supports the Yankees.
The gigantic noise that came from the jets,
were louder than I wanted to bet,
when I got into space I gave a huge cheer,
for it had taken two days to get here,
now I can hear a low whistling sound,
because I am now Jupiter bound,
the sound I heard was like a low hooting sound,
like hundreds of Owls were soaring past me,
in search of a shopping spree,
when I reached his magnetic force,
which was 14 times the size of earth,
and I’m not talking about its berth.
In the distance in the fog,
which is sort of like a bog,
I can see a rocky core,
AARGH I feel so unsure,
I’m going to explore,
diamonds rain down on me,
this is going to be supapaaa on Jupiter.
As fast as a cheetah,
I soar through the air,
leaving Jupiter behind forever,
I fly swiftly past meteoroids and comets galore,
In a few days more,
I’ll be ashore,
When I leave him he starts to cry,
“So” I say “goodbye,”
As I sail through the air,
with the wind in my hair,
I really want to see a huge fluffy bear,
I dream of the bangs and the crashes of earth,
As I’m back home,
I heard Jupiter moan.
When I come out at night I see her hiding in her house,
Sad and alone , she looks so small and afraid like a mouse,
When the morning light fills the sky she sits and waits,
She hides and cries but no one hears her,
In her little house so blue and dark she lies waiting for someone,
But no one comes,
I feel so unhappy, like a sad movie
She’s dejected with no friends.
When I stand here on Earth she is 4.5716 billion km.
In a rocket I sit coming to you,
I see the night sky dancing around me,
I hear the stars whispering and giggling as I go past,
I see the planets chatting and walking whilst they orbit the sun,
But no Neptune.
The Earth way behind me no turning back,
As I get closer i see her neighbouring planets,
Jupiter and his beautiful 67 moons,
Saturn with her spinning rings,
And Uranus and his cold temperature.
I see you there in front of me,
I land beside you standing outside your door.
My feet steadily touched dear Neptunes yard,
I felt myself shivering as I moved around.
No wonder she was hiding in her tiny, grey house,
I saw her peeping out her boarded window,
I waved and she disappeared.
I began exploring her planet,
But then I heard something,
I walked to the noise and saw a kitten
with one eye like a cyclops.
I picked it up and saw its collar,
its name was Neptune Jr. I put it on the dusty, blue ground and
it hopped and skipped around before
disappearing in Neptune’s bedroom window.
It’s time to say goodbye to this planet,
I must go back to Earth,
Neptunes eyes glowing with tears as her
only friend leaves,
As my rocket takes of she cries,
I’ll be back I shout from inside.
I’m now travelling through space again,
I see the other planets talking and chatting.
I begin to cry.
Goodbye Neptune. Hello Earth.
The sky is lit up by the light of the moon,
a few twinkling stars dancing through the night sky,
the moon is a fascinating thing you see,
a beautiful sight to be seen by you and me,
a saucer of milk floating in the gloomy, dark sky,
it dances through the night,
like a ballerina dancing on a big stage
looking down at her audience ,
the moon makes me feel so sleepy
as sleepy as a hedgehog ready to hibernate.
The rocket fires up, rattling, shaking and roaring like a giant beast awaking from his sleep,
shaking like a leaf I am thrust through the atmosphere
in a colossal towering rocket,
earth hanging in the distance like it’s being held by an invisible string,
stars shooting past so fast like they’re being fired from a gun,
then there it is I stare in awe 4.53 billion years old,
The Moon……and then deafening silence.
As I step out onto the grey, dusty surface of the magnificent moon,
the emptiness of this desolate atmosphere hits me,
I feel as sick as a dog as I hear the echoing of wolves crying in the distance,
moon dust puffing up beneath my feet,
like a smoke machine being turned on,
adrenalin swishing through my nervous, shaking body,
hundreds of craters cover the surface,
I float around them like a balloon bouncing in the wind.
Tired and ready for home,
I leave my friend behind,
the engines rumble,vibrate and erupt like a volcano beneath me,
streams of stars shoot past me illuminating the dark atmosphere,
closer and closer I get and there I see it, a blue ball with swirls of colour,
home to you and me.
The Glossy Silver Moon
The moon the moon is shining up there
The moon can be seen by a wild bear
The moon can be seen anywhere
Even in Australia where they will be asleep
Where they won’t hear any cars beep
The moon cannot be seen in the ocean deep
It is like the moon whispers to you in your sleep
To tell you it’s time to sleep
And not to weep
Travelling through space at the speed of sound
Where you’re heading to the moon, all round
Where no king will be crowned
If you look down you’ll see the ground fading
with people underneath you looking up and waving
it might feel like you’re racing
The earth is looking as small as a pea
on my way there i will be having my tea
In my rocket I feel like a pea…
…in a pod
The moon looks like an elephant grey golf ball
Floating in space like a puffa fish in a pool
Once I’ve landed on the moon I won’t be using any rocket fuel
You will realise that you don’t live on a flat land
The base of the moon may feel like dry sand
When you step off the rocket on to this new land
All I can hear is black silence, all i can see is mother earth
Lonely like a leaf blown off a tree, all i can feel is dizzy from the low gravity
Now that I’m on the moon a new adventure shall begin
Looking around and all I see is darkness upon me
No aliens to be found but yet to see
Now I take my first steps successfully
Nothing to hear, nothing to smell except the suit I am in
Movement is tough you feel like a robot
Every step is like going through mud, wading
Being lonely is not fun, nobody to talk to
The adventures I’m having are extraordinary
The experience is priceless, but if you get stuck there is no one to help you
I’m travelling in my spaceship on my way home
I can see the stone grey moon where I’ve just been
Spinning around like a stuntman in a movie scene
Now that I am landing it felt quicker than reality
It was fun up there, but no fun alone
I had an amazing adventure, but now I’m back home
Stepping out of the spaceship the high gravity makes me dizzy
Up on the moon I was never that busy
Back to my home to see my wonderful friends and family
Disco Dancing Moon……..
When I see the Moon arrive..
Her face is glowing like a flamboyant disco ball. Sparkling bright in the ebony night sky. Sometimes I can’t see her, where she is hiding..
But when she does appear, it makes me think of birthday times, dancing around in the disco room.
I feel happy and calm when she appears.
It is my call to bed time, which I think I will ignore, as I’d love to join the party
and have a joyful bash.
She wears a dazzling party dress. As she parties the night away.
I’m in a more casual suit, my pajamas. Every night to her is like an academy award show. Dazzling twinkly stars surround her.
Her enemies are the marshmallow clouds that hide her beautiful face, from the human eyes.
She brightens up the night, like a lightbulb lightens up your room.
When it is night she appears, she illuminates and shows the way for our nocturnal friends.
After her wakeful night, you can even sometimes see her sleeping in the day.
Lucas’ second poem
Round Beautiful Moon
The moon is as round as a football
The moon shone like a light bulb
The moon’s surface is dusty as a dust ball
The moon is as old as dinosaurs
You can move on the moon like a piece of paper falling from a height
The moon is as white as snow
The moon’s surface looks like sand paper
The journey to the moon as is like a roller coaster
Travelling to the moon is takes a long time like a queue waiting for a new ride
The moon is as lonely as a forest
The moon is as deserted as a building site
Ruby has voice recorded her poem ‘The Moon’
Zach’s video can be watch here: Video (2)
We are looking forward to any more poems that are being sent in. Year 5 should be very proud of themselves, they have worked very hard on their poetry, well done!
Monkey Puzzle have yet again been producing some amazing work. I just had to share it with you.
Seb has been busy learning about the Phases of the Moon. He has been very creative using clay and some bottle tops as stencils.
Year 5 have been busy writing poems about Space this week. here are Leia and Lyla who were brave enough to perform their poems.
Keep up the amazing work Monkey Puzzle.
Bonsai have been really busy this week and here is some more fantastic home learning.
Harry has been resourceful by using lego to create a space rover that could travel over the hostile environments of other planets.
Lucas has also been resourceful by using what he could find around his home to build his spacecraft.
Anya has been busy being a journalist and reporting on the 1969 moon landing.
Dora has been a space engineer, thinking carefully of what a space robot may need in order to explore unknown worlds.
Jess has been busy crafting a moon and stars from salt dough and painting stones from her garden.
Maisie has created a poster explaining the important facts about the space race!
She has also been researching a little bit more about the moon.
Seth has been using the items he can find in his garden to play sudoku, noughts and crosses and he challenged his parents to finish a 5×5 grid.
Using images from space, Isaac has been able to identify different features of planet Earth.
Bonsai have been incredibly busy this week, as well as completing all the work you see above, Bonsai have been scientists; testing ways to make their spacecraft launch, been bakers and poets.
Once again Monkey Puzzle have been very busy this week. I have received some excellent work. Here is just a taster.
Seb has been very busy learning about space and the moon. Here he has drawn an Astronaut and created a fact file about the moon.
Thomas has been very busy learning about Gravity. He has written down the most important facts below. He has also been leanring about the phases of the moon with the help of some Rich Tea biscuits. Thomas has also really been developing his ICT skills as well as leanring how to use vimeo.
Frankie has been very busy leanring about gravity as well. She has conducted an experiment with her sister. Below is a table of their predictions and then the actual results. Great work girls!
Frankie also did a great slide about what would happen to us humans if there was no such thing as gravity.
Oliver devised a dramatic performance where his toy giraffe became Sir Isaac Newton. Here is a screen shot from the video.
Alex has made a great start to his space poem in Literacy.
“Sometimes you are full and round
Your light shines out like a torch to the ground.
Other times you are narrow, shaped like a crescent
Like a half unwrapped birthday present”
Violet has come up with some great similes and metaphors for her poem about Pluto.
1.The light from the frozen ice ball danced on the icy water.
2.The blue planet completed its orbit like a glove to a hand.
3.I heard the groans of the planet as I stepped my foot on its surface of ice.
4.I felt my heart of steel start to soften as I left the icy planet.
5.It felt like slow motion as I made my way across the planet.
Remember to keep working hard and send me any photos for the things you get up to. I am very proud of all of your hard work and I hope you are too.
Bonsai have been busy creating wonderful pieces of learning.
Lottie has been a 1960 journalist and published a newspaper article on the moon landing.
Isaac became a scientist and experimented using different objects the effects of gravity and why different objects may fall quicker than others.
Honey has written a wonderful poem about planet Earth and she made sure it was the best possible work she could produce by editing and redrafting. Well done Honey!
Maisie has kept busy by learning a new skill, examining flowers under a microscope on her daily walks and keeping in contact with her friends from school.
It has been lovely to see how you’re keeping busy whilst at home. I can’t wait to see what you get up to next week!
Here are the Battles that have been randomly picked out of the hat by some of the older children in school. Battles end on Friday at 3:15pm!
Here are this week’s results. Well done to Oak for being the top scoring class this week. Congratulations to Cherry Y3 for their victory over Monkey Puzzle. It was a close race between Bonsai Y5 and Ebony Y6 with Ebony finally winning. Apple Y2 did an amazing amount this week! Well done to Redwood Y4 who were victorious over Holly Y6.
Next week’s battles will be drawn at random, so log on on Monday morning to find out who you will be battling.
Bonsai have been very busy this week with all sorts of activities! It has been great to see so many of Bonsai really getting involved in their learning and other activities.
Here is Harry and his wonderful assistant Anna explaining how gravity works.
Click on the link to listen!
Thank you to each and every one of you who have sent in videos explaining gravity. You were all very creative using different props from around your house and a huge thank you to all the family members (including dogs) who got involved!
In addition to this, Harry has recreated the moon phases from Oreos, don’t they look amazing!
Harry has also been busy writing the first verse of his poem.
Brilliant use of personification Harry!
If you want to read more poetry from year 5, there are more examples of the pupils’ poetry work on a previous blog post.
Anya has been busy creating top trump cards about the planets and has even had a go a little bit of painting.
Evie has been busy researching about craters and how they are created.
Ruby has been busying doing the bunny hop challenge as her PE. If you want to have a go, have a look in the PE folder.
She has also built her own reading den!
Seth has created his own circuit that can tell you when a door is open or closed!
Lucas has been very creative with his SOLE work and created these wonderful posters about craters and Sir Isaac Newton.
It has been wonderful to see all the activities you’ve been doing and I can’t wait to see what you get up to next week!
As part of our space topic, year 5 have been learning about poetry in literacy. They have been looking at a variety of poems and their features. Year 5 have now begun to write their own. Here are the first verses to their planet poems:
The moon’s warm, kindly face stares down on me,
Her starlit throne hanging in the inky sky.
She pokes her head through the curtains of bedrooms across the world,
Dispelling nightmares and welcoming sweet dreams,
A bright beacon ,as bright as the sun, dangling in the sky, guiding me.
Purple planet how big you are
How graceful you are
How clever and amazing you are
High up in the sky
Far and bright big and bold and out at night
I look at you and feel nice
Your purple embrace
Fills me with faith
My favourite place at night
I wait till days go by
To sit at night just to say hi
My purple planet how i wounder about you day and night
The sky is dark like a light has been turned off
it is like turning my light of to go sleep
a beautiful moon appears and it’s not just any moon
it’s my moon, i look up at her and she says goodnight
my moon she smiles at me and gives me a wink
when its day she groans and because she doesn’t want to see me
go and play without her, I feel happy like someone’s always there for me
she’s like me I want to puta blanket round her because she is so cold she is 123c.
When I come out at night I see her hiding in her house,
Sad and alone , she looks so small and afraid like a mouse,
When the morning light fills the sky she sits and waits,
She hides and cries but no one hears her,
In her little house so blue and dark she lies waiting for someone,
But no one comes,
I feel so unhappy, like a sad movie
She’s dejected with no friends.
When I stand here on Earth she is 4.5716 billion km.
The sky so big and black Neptune shines like a juwel,
where does it start where does it end.
The blue like the sea but with no start no end,
As Neptune parties the clouds go on and on.
It giggles in the day and sleeps through the night,
Neptune is 4.5717 km away how I wonder.
The smooth blue sky the secrets it hides not visible from Earth .
But, beyond there are planets far away.
With the Uranus’s birth.
Is only 3.1129 billion kilometers away from us.
Uranus looks like a bue shot hit him .
But if you were on him you would feel very dim.
However, in the sky he likes to play hide and seek.
As the planet on its side gets ready to sleep, you may get a peek.
Uranus feels like a love shot into your heart.
However as he’s gas if stand him you would fall right through just like a fart.
Mars the red planet,
Velvet rocky and silent.
For where the volcanoes erupt,
For where the asteroids smash.
Life existed one time before,
But now the red planet is nothing no more.
Except frozen lakes,
And everything crumbles.
Mars the red planet
The marvellous red planet.
Lyla went a step further and has already written her entire poem:
I look up at the twinkling sky,
Your shining light will never die,
You’re a speck of light like a torch in the air,
You are one of a kind not just rare,
You are a shining firefly in the Milky Way,
You’re a beating heart to show me the way,
When I went to see thee, butterflies erupted in my tummy,
I really did want my mummy,
I saw your illuminated kind face beaming down at me,
Nothing like a little bee.
Now I fly up into the stars,
But why be trapped behind monotonous bars,
When you could go and visit Mars?
I flew across your golden glow,
How you got so big I wouldn’t know.
I heard the stars whisper as quiet as a mouse, some 1.472 billion km was my house!
I saw you, a planet Knight on a mighty steed of stars,
As fast as a lightning bolt you streak across the blazing stars.
Yes there you were as I sped across the sky, a bullet in an inky black abyss.
I saw your smile a ring wrapped around you like a ball with a belt,
I flew past the sun and I thought I would melt,
I stretched out my hand your touch as rough as fresh bark from a tree,
Yet up close you’re as huge as eternity.
Thank you for all of your hard work year 5 pupils and parents. We can’t wait to read the rest of your poetry.