Faith in Everyone to Shine Brightly
College Road, Purton, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN5 4AR
Meet your teacher for next year and listen to their welcome messages.
Look at these amazing videos of your performance poetry. We've loved watching them!
Here are the final 2 chapters of Letters From The Lighthouse in case you haven't listened to them yet.
Chapter 24 - V for Victory
Chapter 25 - United We Are Stronger
Thursday 16th July
Hi everyone, it’s Mr Biddle here. Thank you for those who joined me and Mrs Chivers on the Zoom chat yesterday, in case you missed it at the end: Thank you very much for all your hard work this year, it’s be loads of fun having you all in my class and I know you’ll continue to be great in Year 6!
I have a short riddle for you to solve today, the answer will be posted today at 3pm:
Timmy’s mother had three children. The first was named April, the next was named May. What was the name of the third child?
Timmy, of course!
Those going to Miss Palmer’s class, don’t forget you have a Zoom meeting with Miss Palmer this Friday at 2pm, the invitation will be sent 15 minutes before. We can only send the invite out to the adults who have signed the user agreement St Mary’s sent out, so make sure your adult has given permission to join the call. Miss Palmer has asked that you have a pencil and paper ready for your meeting.
Spirit Class, you’ll have your final meeting with your class and current teachers on Friday at 2pm.
Joke of the day
What do you call a monkey at the North Pole?
Important dates for your diary
Friday 10th July @ 2pm - Zoom call for Spirit and Pioneer
Wednesday 15th July 2pm - Final Zoom call for Pioneer class and transition session for Spirit and Mr Cooper
Friday 17th July @ 2pm - Final Zoom call for Spirit class and transition session for Pioneer and Miss Palmer
If you are not in school, you are still required to contact your teacher weekly. If we do not hear from you each week, we will be contacting you via email or phone call.
These are some of the ways we can communicate or see that you are engaging from home: Email, guestbook, TTRS, Nessy and Mathletics.
You can contact us using the following emails addresses:
Mr Biddle: Pioneer@st-marys-purton.wilts.sch.uk
Mrs Gault and Mrs Walker: Spirit@st-marys-purton.wilts.sch.uk
Check out this fantastic presentation by Alex!
Year 5 Shining Brightly
We've had some brilliant postcards sent in. If you want to share what you've been up to, send us your postcard and we can display it here:
Our current class reader - The Witches by Roald Dahl
Chapter 1 - A Note About Witches
Chapter 2 - My Grandmother
Chapter 3 - How To Recognise a Witch
Chapter 4 - The Grand High Witch
Chapter 5 - Summer Holidays
Chapter 6 - The Meeting
Chapter 7 - Frizzled Like a Fritter
Chapter 8 – Formula 86 Delayed Action Mouse-Maker
Chapter 9 - The Recipe
Monday 13th July 2020
Mathletics - fractions
Log in to Mathletics.
This week you have been set 5 activities to complete this week:
Once you have finished your assigned tasks you will unlock games you can play on the website.
Let us know which is your favourite!
Wonderful Wizard Potions - click the picture to enlarge
Task: Write a potion poem
Follow my pattern above and think about the language you can use. Be as inventive as you can.
Tomorrow you will edit and publish your poems.
Click here for your poetry planner.
Watch this video for some inspiration - https://safeshare.tv/x/ss5f032480d7dc8#
This is a famous poem called 'The British', by Benjamin Zephaniah.
Listen to Chapter 6 - The Meeting and then answer today's VIPER questions from below.
V - What is turpentine?
I - Why does the boy’s blood turn to ice?
P - Predict what will be seen through the screen.
E - How does Dahl show but not tell you who the women are?
R - Who got nits at the boy’s school?
S - Summarise the boy’s emotions in this chapter in one sentence.
Follow this link to access the Ebook - https://coamed.pbworks.com/f/Roald+Dahl+-+The+Witches.pdf
Log in to TLG and choose a training video to complete.
Continue learning about how to stay safe online with lesson 7 from Think U Know.
Tuesday 14th July 2020
Complete your allocated Mathletics activities here.
If you have finished, you can try these equivalent fraction challenge cards – the star rating of each challenge is in the top right corner.
You can complete as many of these as you like throughout the week.
The answers for the fraction cards are at the end of the document.
Yesterday you should have planned and drafted your poem.
Today I would like you to read through your work and edit it.
Once you have edited your work I would then like you to publish your poems in best using the template provided.
In chapter 7 the Grand High Witch speaks in terrible rhymes, for example; A foolish vitch without a brain
Make up another rhyme for the Grand High Witch to say.
Click here for today's task
Design your own HIIT workout (just like Joe Wicks). Think of 10 exercises to include, for example, high knees, spotty dogs, burpees, lunges, star jumps, squats. Do each exercise for 30 seconds, then rest for 30 seconds before moving onto your next exercise.
If you're feeling extra energetic, do the whole routine again!
Everyone has a favourite proverb or wise saying. Talk to adults at home or at school about proverbs that they think give wise advice. See examples on the power point and at www.phrases.org.uk. On the brick template write a proverb and then draw an illustration to represent the words of wisdom. Remember to keep hold of your work and bring it back to school with you so we can build a ‘Wall of Wisdom.’
Click here for the powerpoint.
Click here for the brick template.
Wednesday 15th July 2020
Fractions beyond 1
Complete your allocated Mathletics activities here.
If you have finished, you can try these number sequence questions .
Extra Challenge: Click here for reasoning and problem solving questions.
Check you are completing the correct challenge today:
1 star – questions 1-4
2 star – questions 5- 8
3 star – questions 9 – 12
Check your answers regularly to ensure you are completing the correct challenge.
A Wizard story
Write a story that has a wizard as the main character.
Use a story pattern that you know or perhaps you’d like to try this simple warning story structure:
Wizard character is warned not to do something.
Listen to chapter 8 - Formula 86 Delayed Action Mouse-Maker
Visit the Ducksters website and choose a person who interests you to read about. Can you record 5 facts about that person?
It is Wednesday which is our golden mile day. If you can, run or walk for 20 minutes and log your distance onto steps to summit.
Coats of Arms
Have you ever seen a coat of arms?
You don’t need to go to castle to see one, instead you can sometimes find them on the back of coins!
Coats of arms tell people about what the person, family or country have done that is brilliant or what is special about them.
Your task is to create a coat of arms to represent you or your family. Click here to get more information about coats of arms.
You may also want to come up with your own motto for the bottom.
Thursday 16th July 2020
Complete your allocated Mathletics activities.
If you have finished, click here for a challenge that requires you to convert between improper and mixed numbers.
The answers to today’s challenge can be found at the end of each activity.
There are videos in the Monday Maths box that can support the challenge today.
Click here to see an example of an information text
Read Chapter 9 - The Recipe
Write your own VIPERS questions for this picture - The Mysterious Door
Click here for question stems to start you off. Try to think of at least 1 example for each of the VIPERS.
Click here for a bigger picture
Play a game of your choice with a sibling or grown up (football, tennis, cricket, catch) or ride your bike/scooter.
Mrs Morris is fascinated with people who have changed the world. Use this link to choose a famous person from history (or choose your own), watch your chosen clip and create a fact file of their achievements. If you want to explore your character further, you could explore other sites (make sure your grown up is with you to help you do this).
Friday 17th July 2020
Complete your allocated Mathletics activities and choose some of the games to play.
If you would like extra maths today, develop your maths fluency facts by having a go at your maths badges.
We have now come to the end of this wizard unit. Your task is to design and write an invitation, inviting wizards to an awards
Find a comfy spot and enjoy 20 minutes of free reading. If you're after something new to read, remember an adult can sign up for free to the Oxford Owl website and you'll be able to access a range of e-books.
While you're reading, find an example of
Have a go at the Pokemon yoga challenge.
Take a walk.
Go for a walk in your local area. Look for evidence of flowers, seeds, berries and fruits.
Seed dispersal is when seeds are transported from the plant to another area in order to grow.
Talk to an adult in your family about why you think it is important for plants to spread their seeds over a wide area?
Did you find some plants that would disperse their seeds through wind, animals, water or even explosion?
Use the template to make a helicopter seed and explore how it flies.
Cut along the solid black lines and fold the dotted lines as shown in the picture.
The answer for the riddle is Timmy
Hope you are well! I am so I am curious. :D
Yea konner check it out today you've are flooded with battles!! :D
Is the riddle answer Timmy?
Good afternoon year 5 I hope you've had a great day see you soon bye.:D
Happy birthday Hamid's Dad.
Thanks Tobias! Maybe a really am a witch? After all...all witches are women and they are small! Ummm.....that reminds me, I must order a new wig!! ;)
happy Birthday Hamids Dad
Seb you did really good. you beet me sometimes but we might be equal. nice try. I beet you lots, we did well.
I like miss walkers grand high witch voice impression
A website to practise your reading, writing and spelling ability. You have all been given a temporary login:
Secret Word: supermink
Real Name: Their real name
Monkey Name: Their current TT Rockstars password which is 3 numbers or 3 letters.
I See Maths
Virtual maths lessons that are updated daily.
Get moving and keep fit with these great videos and activities for children of all ages.
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.
Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.
Creative computer programming
All sorts of engaging educational videos
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Free science lessons
The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos
You Tube videos on many subjects
Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience
Science awards you can complete from home.
Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
All kinds of making.
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age
Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities
Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones
DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes
This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.