If you have any questions specifically relating to this work, we can be contacted using our special ‘class’ email addresses below. 

(Please note, these email addresses should only be used for matters relating to home-learning. We will of course endeavour to reply as soon as possible, but do be aware teachers can only send emails from this account on weekdays between 08:30 – 17:00.

All other issues or queries should be emailed to admin@st-marys-purton.wilts.sch.uk and they will be forwarded to the appropriate member of staff.)

Mrs Gault and Mrs Walker: 

Spirit@st-marys-purton.wilts.sch.uk 

Mr Biddle and Miss Harries: 

Pioneer@st-marys-purton.wilts.sch.uk

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Mrs Gault(less than a week ago)

Hi Xander, we only link the pages of the book for the days you do VIPERS. Other days it will be read during the afternoon zoom.

xander wright(about a week ago)

i can not read todays chapter

Casper Nadin(about a week ago)

Hello

Mr Biddle(about a week ago)

Hi Isaac, thanks for your message. For today's maths challenges, you can choose the star-rated challenge you would like to try, you don't have to do every challenge. I hope this helps.

isaac(about a week ago)

for maths do we have to do all chalenges

Mr Biddle(about a week ago)

Hi Jack, thanks for your message. Today's VIPERS questions are based on the image, there isn't a text to read. Today it's about 'reading' an image and answering the questions based on the picture. Let me know if you need anything else.

Jack Meakins(less than a month ago)

Reading for 14/01 - Time Machine VIPERS there doesn't seem to be anything to read. Am I missing something? There are VIPERS questions but not reading paragraph that I can see

Romy cozens(less than a month ago)

The word is either blizzards or lizards

isaac(less than a month ago)

blizzards

Jamie scotford(less than a month ago)

Blizzards

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Year 5's Home Learning Hub

VIRTUAL CLASSROOM

Year 5 Home Learning Hub 

We will be having a daily zoom sessions  at 10:00am and 2:00pm. 

A link was sent out on Tuesday (the 12th of January), which should remain active all term. Please come to the meeting with any questions you may have about the work set for the previous day and for the day ahead.

 Drop in session - Wednesday mornings

If there is something that you are stuck on or would like some additional support, we will be running a weekly drop in session. 

When? 10.30am - 11.30am every Wednesday until the end of term. 

How do I join? Use the recurring link you would use for all our zoom calls. The teacher running it that day will let you in one at a time. 

 

TTRS - Year 4 V' s Year 5 

**New TTRS battle**

The battle will end on 29/01/21

Art Drawing Challenge

Everyday we are challenging you to draw one image from the list.

By the end of this term you should have drawn all 30 images. 

Please send in your daily creations - we can't wait to see them! 

If you have any questions, please contact us using our class email addresses. We look forward to seeing the fabulous work you'll be doing.

 

⭐Shine brightly⭐

Mrs Gault, Mrs Walker, Miss Harries and Mr Biddle

 

Our big questions this term 

Do I have what it takes to be an astronaut?

How did the first British astronaut change the perception of women in space?

Has the first British astronaut had the legacy and recognition we would expect?

 

Our class reader

 Reading in Year 5 

Vipers is a range of reading prompts based on the 2016 reading content domains found in the National Curriculum Test Framework documents which can be found online  here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/keystage-2-english-reading-test-framework 

For more information click on the image the reading VIPER to see what each letter stands for an for some example questions which could be used.

In year 5 we discuss the reading VIPERS daily,  therefore all children should be aware of what the letters stand for and be familiar with the questioning we use. The VIPERS are a really useful tool to use with images, when reading a text and watching video clips. 

In year 5 we also encourage all of our children to be Vocabulary Ninjas! Everyday your child will be given a WOD (word of the day). Their challenge is to use this word appropriately in their writing and in everyday conversations. 

 

Ninja Vocabulary

Can you be a ninja and sneak our WOD into your writing?

Below is a list of the words we have learnt so far this term; 

Week 1: equation, orbit, endeavour, accelerates, derelict,

Week 2: eerie, exasperated, astronomical, aghast, extraterrestrial

Week 3: irritation, conference, distress, glancing, intensive

Mathematics in Year 5

Key Learning and Vocabulary

Click the links below to access our knowledge organisers.  They capture the key learning for the term and list the specific language that we will be using in each year group. In our maths lessons, we explain how we know something is correct and reason by using mathematical vocabulary.

Term 1 = Click here

Term 2 = Click here

Term 3 = Click here

Term 4 = Coming soon

Term 5 = Coming soon 

Term 6 = Coming soon

 

Calculation Policy

The document linked below shows the main methods taught in Year 5 for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  Each child’s progress is different; however, most children will acquire the listed methods by the end of the school year. 

 

For more information and links for websites to support and consolidate maths learning, visit the Maths at St Mary's page here.

Homework for Week Beginning 25th January 2021

Subject Activity Notes
Mathletics

There will be no maths homework while we are home learning, but Mathletics and TTRS are always there if you have finished your work and want more!

 

 

Spelling

Log in to your Spelling Shed account by clicking the link below, then practise this week's spellings.

We won't be having a weekly spelling test, but please continue to practise these at home. You could always ask a grown up at home to test you!

Reading Please read at least 3 times a week and record this in your reading record.

  

 

Monday 25th January 2021

Subject Activity Notes
Mathematics

Can I find multiples of a given number?

Click here to watch Miss Harries teach the lesson.

 

Spend 30-40 minutes on this task, including watching the video.  

English

Can I use fronted adverbials?

 Watch Mrs Gault teach the lesson in the video below.

Click here for the images.

 

Spend 30-40 minutes on this task, including watching the video. 

Reading

The Jamie Drake Equation

Chapter 15

Click the picture below for today's chapter or listen to the chapter being read during your afternoon zoom call.

The Jamie Drake Equation by Christopher Edge

  

 

Click here for the VIPERS questions based on today's chapter.

Click here for the answer sheet.

 

Spend about 20-30 minutes on this task.

Keeping Active Join in with today's PE with Joe. If you log in to Steps to Summit, you will be able to confirm you have completed the workout and add 1km to your mountain. Please check with an adult before accessing YouTube.
Other Learning

History

Can I find out about an aspect of British history?

 

 

If you are taking part in the 'Art Challenge', todays creation is:

A building

 

Click here for the lesson.

Click here for the fact sheet.

Click here for the videos.

Click here for the top trumps template.

Spend about 30-40 minutes on this task.

  

 

Tuesday 26th January 2021

Notes
Mathematics

Can I find square numbers and use the notation for squared numbers?

Click here for the lesson and activities. 

Miss Harries will go through this lesson on Tuesday's zoom meeting. 
 

Spend 30-40 minutes on this task, including watching the video. 

 

English

Can I describe a setting in a narrative?

Watch Mrs Gault teach the lesson in the video below.

Click here for the images.

Click here for the task.

 

Sorry everyone, I forgot to link the adverb song yesterday! Click here for it.

 

Spend about 30-40 minutes on this task, including watching the video. 

Reading

The Jamie Drake Equation

Chapter 16

We will read this chapter to you during our afternoon zoom call.

 

Mission on Mercury

Today's whole class reading lesson is based on an information text about Mercury.

Read the text, then decide if the statements are true or false.

 

Click here for the text.

Click here for the true/false statements.

 

Spend 20-30 minutes on this task.

Keeping Active Log in to the Steps to Summit website and choose one of the training videos.  (Click on view expedition, then view training videos.) Once completed, you will be able to add 1km to your mountain. Spend about 20-30 minutes on this activity.
Other Learning

 

Science

Can I explain how the planets in the solar system differ?

If you are taking part in the 'Art Challenge', todays creation is:

Sweets

 

Click the acorn to find the lesson.

Spend about 30-40 minutes watching the video and completing the activities.

  

 

Wednesday 27th January 2021

Subject Activity Notes
Mathematics

Can I find cubed numbers and use the notation for cubed numbers?

Click here for the lesson and activities. 

Miss Harries will go through this lesson on the zoom meeting. 
 

Spend 30-40 minutes on this task, including watching the video. 

 

English

 Can I describe a setting in a narrative?

Watch Mrs Gault teach the lesson in the video below.

Click here for the images.

Click here for the task.

 

Spend about 30-40 minutes on this task, including watching the video.

Reading

The Jamie Drake Equation

Chapter 17

We will read this chapter to you during our afternoon zoom call.

If this is the answer, what is the question?

 Today's task is based on an information text about Mercury, continuing on from yesterday.  

Click here for the text.

Click here for the task. 

 

Spend about 20-30 minutes on this task.

Keeping Active

Country Dance

Use the video to learn country dancing.  This will be your Wednesday keeping active task for the term.  Learn a bit of the dance each week and then you can put it all together at the end of term.

 

Click here for the video.

Click here for a suggested sequence of learning.

 

Spend about 20 minutes on this task.

Other Learning

Collective Worship

 "Throughout the Old Testament God said that He would send Jesus and He was faithful in doing so. Isaiah 9:6 says that Jesus is coming and that he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah tole of Jesus' coming many years before his birth. Jesus was a gift from God."

If you are taking part in the 'Art Challenge', todays creation is:

Something green

 Click here for this week's collective worship on hope

Click here for the video link

Click here for todays worksheet - can you think of three hopes you have for 2021.

 

Spend about 15-20 minutes on this task. 

  

 

Thursday 28th January 2021

Subject Activity Notes

Mathematics

(30-40 minutes)

Can I multiply 2-digit numbers by a 1 digit number using short multiplication?

Click here for a video explanation by Mr Biddle 

Click here for today's notebook with the  tasks.

Click here for today's notebook with the  tasks and answers. 

 

English

(40 - 60 minutes)

Can I identify the purpose for writing?

Today you will continue to work on describing your setting. Using the knowledge you have gained from your previous lessons this week, follow the slides from the notebook and then complete your planning sheet. 

This is Mrs Walker's setting, I am going to share an alliteration, a metaphor and a simile about my setting. 

Alliteration = Shooting stars!

Simile = The air was as cold as ice. 

Metaphor = The stars were flames from a fire. 

Notebook

Planning worksheet

Senses word mat

WAGOL example

Reading

(30 - 40 minutes) 

Chapter 18 - The Jamie Drake Equation

 

The Jamie Drake Equation by Christopher Edge

  We will be reading this chapter in this afternoon's Zoom session, as well as going over some answers. 

Click here for todays VIPER questions

Click here for a vocabulary laboratory worksheet

Our WOD today is 'roving'

Can you fill in todays vocabulary laboratory and come ready to talk about our WOD in this afternoons Zoom. Can you use 'roving' in a sentence?

Keeping Active

(30 minutes)

Here are a few online links you may wish to use at home:

GoNoodle

The Body Coach

Just Dance 

TLG challenges

Other Learning

(30 minutes)

Art

Have a go at drawing the setting you've been describing this week. 

 

If you are taking part in the 'Art Challenge', todays creation is:

Your initials in interesting font

Use this video tutorial as a guide to drawing your landscape. 

If you use the guide, try using different colours, to give it an alien planet feeling. 

  

 

 

Friday 29th January 2021

Subject Activity Notes

Mathematics

(30-40 minutes)

Can I divide a decimal by 100?

Please check the video below for an explanation by Mr Biddle 

Click here for today's tasks.

  1. Click here for the answer to today's tasks.
  2. Use column addition to add the answers to your multiplications. 
  3. Click here for a blank grid. 

English

(40 - 60 minutes) 

Can I describe settings in narratives?

Yesterday you should have filled in your planning sheet and be ready to write! We are really excited to read the beginning of your space stories! 

 

 

 

 

 

Ninja challenge

How many of our ninja words can you include in your story?

Click here to see a list of all the ninja words we have used so far this term! 

Reading

(30 - 40 minutes) 

Chapter 19 - The Jamie Drake Equation  

 

The Jamie Drake Equation by Christopher Edge

  

Our WOD today is 'reminisces'

Can you fill in todays vocabulary laboratory and come ready to talk about our WOD in this afternoons Zoom. Can you use 'reminisces' in a sentence?

 

Click here for todays VIPER questions

Click here for a vocabulary laboratory worksheet

 

 

Keeping Active

(30 minutes)

Here are a few online links you may wish to use at home:

GoNoodle

The Body Coach

Just Dance 

TLG challenges

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Other Learning

(30 - 40 minutes) 

RE - Sikhism

What are the 5K's of Sikhism?

 Please click the image of the oak and follow the instructions. 

Please send in a picture or a screenshot of your completed quiz, or any work you have completed from this session. 

Additional task: Create a poster to explain the 5K's of Sikhims

You should spend 30 - 40 minutes on this activity

  

 

I See Maths

http://www.iseemaths.com/lessons56/

 

Virtual maths lessons that are updated daily.

 

GoNoodle

www.gonoodle.com/goodenergy 

Get moving and keep fit with these great videos and activities for children of all ages.

Khan Academy

https://www.khanacademy.org

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.

 

BBC Learning

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/

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.

 

Blockly

https://blockly.games

Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

 

Scratch

https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/

Creative computer programming

 

Ted Ed

https://ed.ted.com

All sorts of engaging educational videos

 

National Geographic Kids

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

 

Duolingo

https://www.duolingo.com

Learn languages for free. Web or app.

 

Mystery Science

https://mysteryscience.com

Free science lessons

 

The Kids Should See This

https://thekidshouldseethis.com

Wide range of cool educational videos

 

Crash Course

https://thecrashcourse.com

You Tube videos on many subjects

 

Crash Course Kids

https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids

As above for a younger audience

 

Crest Awards

https://www.crestawards.org

Science awards you can complete from home.

 

Paw Print Badges

https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk

Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

 

Tinkercad

https://www.tinkercad.com

All kinds of making.

 

Prodigy Maths

https://www.prodigygame.com

Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.

 

Nature Detectives

https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/

A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

 

Oxford Owl for Home

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

Lots of free resources for Primary age

 

Geography Games

https://world-geography-games.com/world.html

Geography gaming!

 

Blue Peter Badges

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges

If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

 

The Artful Parent

https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/

Good, free art activities 

 

Red Ted Art

https://www.redtedart.com

Easy arts and crafts for little ones

 

DK Find Out

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/?fbclid=IwAR2wJdpSJSeITf4do6aPhff8A3tAktnmpaxqZbkgudD49l71ep8-sjXmrac

Activities and quizzes

 

Twinkl

https://www.twinkl.co.uk

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.