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CLASS EMAIL ADDRESS :-   apollo.sch418@educ.somerset.gov.uk

Home Learning for week beginning 1st June 2020

 

I hope you have had a fantastic half term enjoying the glorious weather with your families. Well done for all your wonderful work on animation leading up to the half term. I thoroughly enjoyed hearing all about your brilliant narratives and characters that you have sent me, and even seeing a few stop motion animations too. I hope you enjoyed it and that you will be just as enthusiastic about the next area of learning.

 

For the next two weeks, our whole school focus is going to be on Superheroes.

 

The English and Art planning for these two weeks is uploaded below along with a couple of other resources you may need.

 

The Maths, spelling and reading home learning will continue to be separate for each year group, with specific activities for the week.

  

For reading comprehension, you will have three separate activities this week; see the attached PDFs below. Make sure you continue to spend 20 minutes each day reading independently.

 

It has been great to see that so many of you are regularly accessing Times Table Rockstars. Please try to do this daily as we all know how quick recall of our multiplication facts helps in so many other areas of Maths. Visit  https://ttrockstars.com/ to play. You can find your login detail either in your reading record or in the front of your orange home learning workbook. If you have any issues logging in please let me know via the class email.

 

There is also still time to complete the Wincanton Book Challenge 2020 to try to earn a bronze, silver or gold certificate! I have been impressed with the entries so far. Please email them to:

 apollo.sch418@educ.somerset.gov.uk

 

Stay safe and keep smiling.

 

Miss Freeman

 

English and Art for 1st - 12th June 2020

Maths for 1st - 5th June 2020

This week, each day you will be revising a maths concept by watching a video and then trying to answer a range of questions. Answer as many questions as you can and then check your answers.

Meteors please answer the first 10 questions each day.

Monday – Place Value

https://corbettmathsprimary.com/2018/07/31/place-value-video/

Tuesday – Addition

https://corbettmathsprimary.com/2018/05/30/addition-video/

Wednesday – Subtraction

https://corbettmathsprimary.com/2018/05/30/subtraction-video/

Thursday – Multiplying by 10, 100, 1000

https://corbettmathsprimary.com/2018/07/24/multiplying-and-dividing-by-10-100-and-1000-videos/

Answer just the multiplying questions today.

Friday – Dividing by 10, 100, 1000

https://corbettmathsprimary.com/2018/07/24/multiplying-and-dividing-by-10-100-and-1000-videos/

Answer just the dividing questions today.

Guided Reading for 1st - 5th June 2020

Monday’s Guided Reading

Today’s task is all about synonyms, which are words that mean the same or are similar to the word. Read more of Aladdin’s story and then complete the table with synonyms. You can check your answers, but they are only possibilities, you may have thought of others.

See attached task and possible answers.

 

Wednesday’s Guided Reading

Today the task is all about distinguishing between statements of fact and opinion.  Read the wanted posters and then read each statement and decide whether it is a fact or an opinion. Check your answers afterwards.

See attached task and answers.  

 

Friday’s Guided Reading

Today’s task is a newspaper report that you need to read and think about the features you would expect to find in a newspaper report. You then have 7 questions to answer in full sentences. Check your work when completed.

See attached text, questions and answers.   

Spellings for 1st - 5th June 2020

Monday's Spellings

Go on to the Spelling Frame website:  https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/5/Year-5-and-6

Work through Spelling Rule 60, looking at words from the Year 5 and 6 Word List from rh to suf.

 

Tuesday's Spellings

Go on to the Spelling Frame website:  https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/5/Year-5-and-6 Continue to work through Spelling Rule 60, looking at words from the Year 5 and 6 Word List from rh to suf.

 

Wednesday's Spellings

Go on to the Spelling Frame website:  https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/5/Year-5-and-6

Spend 10 minutes working through the test for Spelling Rule 60, looking at words from the Year 5 and 6 Word List from rh to suf.

 

Thursday’s Spellings

Write a sentence to explain the definition of each of the following words that are on the statutory Year 5 and 6 spelling list:

rhyme

rhythm

sacrifice

secretary

secretaries

shoulder

signature

sincere

sincerely

soldier

stomach

 

Friday’s Spellings

Write a sentence that includes each of the following words that are on the statutory Year 5 and 6 spelling list:

rhyme

rhythm

sacrifice

secretary

secretaries

shoulder

signature

sincere

sincerely

soldier

stomach

Word of the Day (if you want to keep doing them)
Online Safety Computing Task
Book Challenge 2020

Year 5 Powerpoint presentation

READING GUIDE FOR PARENTS AND VOLUNTEER READERS

Please click on the link below to take you to the Parents Curriculum Support page where you will find the Reading Guide for Parents and Volunteer Readers.  This guide will provide you with helpful information and tips when reading with your child / children.  

https://www.wincantonprimaryschool.co.uk/curriculum-support/

Curriculum Newsletters

Welcome to Apollo Class!

 

The adults that work in Apollo Class are Miss Freeman and Mrs Andrews

 

 

Welcome to year 5.  This term our PE day will be every Thursday morning and also alternating Tuesday/Wednesdays.  On these days, please ensure that:

  • Children have all of the correct kit in school.
  • Long hair is tied back.
  • (If possible) bring both trainers and daps so they have the appropriate footwear for both indoor and outdoor PE.
  • Earrings are removed or taped over.

 

Maths homework will be given out on Fridays and due in the following Thursday. The spellings will also be given on the Friday and be tested on the following Friday. Your child should be able to complete this work independently as it will be based on work they have already done in class. Please do not hesitate to speak to us if you have any concerns.

 

Times table recall remains a focus this year and children will be tested weekly through ‘Times Table Olympics’ to ensure that their recall is quick and accurate. Times Table Rockstars is a great resource to support this and it can be accessed on laptops and tablets at home, as well as at school.

 

We are also encouraging all children to read at home; this needs to be recorded in the children's reading records. It is very important for the children to read regularly and understand their reading so that they can take the Accelerated Reader quizzes within school. When your child gets 85% or above in these quizzes, they are rewarded with a star which is put onto a class chart. We are aiming for 100 stars so that we can have a class treat!

 

Photos, news and pieces of work will also be added regularly to this page so make sure to watch this space.

Thanks for visiting.

 

Learning Experience

Our learning experience this half term is called 

 

Please see our curriculum newsletter at the top of page for more information

 

Rationale:

 

The Hook:

 

Outcome:  

 

Take home task:

 

Hand in date: 

 

How you can support your child at home:

  • Encourage children to learn table facts up to 12 x 12 – improve speed and accuracy if possible.
  • Ensure that your child reads at least 4 times a week and has the opportunity to discuss their reading with you. Please could you ensure this is recorded in their reading record.
  • Help them to learn their weekly spellings and ensure they understand their meaning.
  • Encourage children to complete their maths homework with as much independence as possible.

Here are some photos of some of the hard work that Apollo’s Times Table Crew have been doing in the mornings.

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Here are some photos of the children doing some performance speaking in front of their class. We have been looking at the Just So Stories written by Rudyard Kipling and in this lesson we were exploring the structure that they are written in. We decided to create our own and jumble them up for a bit of fun and experimentation. The room was full of giggles. 
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Apollo working on organising animals into separate categories in science.
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Year 5 learning about Fire Safety, "stop, drop and roll"

Year 5 learning about Fire Safety, "stop, drop and roll" 1 Year 5 learning about fire safety.

Year 5 and 6 Spellings

WEBSITES

Don't forget to use the 'HIT THE BUTTON' website. Here you can:

 

  • rehearse multiplication tables
  • division facts
  • doubles
  • halves
  • square numbers
  • factors and prime numbers
Previous learning experiences / other class photos. 

CHRISTMAS PARTY DAY

These are the photos of the Apollo class Christmas Party! The children played musical statues, cones, chop the chocolate and other fun activities – all Christmas themed of course, with an incentive to win yummy prizes along with their fully loaded hot chocolate treat.

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Apollo class constructing beam and cantilever bridges in small groups using K-Nex. 
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HOOK DAY - Harry Potter Studio Tour

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Photos from the road safety talk involving the local business community.  Thank you to Wincanton PLC
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PSHE

 

Apollo class were creating their own snakes and ladders games based around the concept of direct and indirect bullying. The children chose a scenario in which a child was being bullied (disability discrimination / racism / homophobia / sexism etc.) and they then decided on actions that would make the situation better and actions that would make it worse. For the actions that made it worse they slide down the snake, for the actions that made it better they would climb the ladder. This was an activity we covered in PSHE under the Celebrating Differences unit.
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If you have any safeguarding concerns during the school closure please contact Children's Social Care on 0300 123 2224 or Mr Wilson on 01963 32132 or 07907 807 794
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