Good Morning Year 5,
I hope you're all having a good first week back and are managing to ease yourselves back into things.
Well done if you guessed that Mason was in New York, USA yesterday! Even better if you managed to guess that he was visiting the Empire State Building. Where do you think he could be today?
Finally, #OnThisDay in 1940, the British completed the "Miracle of Dunkirk" by evacuating 338,226 allied troops from France via a flotilla of over 800 vessels including Royal Navy destroyers, merchant marine boats, fishing boats, pleasure craft and even lifeboats,
Good morning Y5,
I hope you had fun discovering your Viking name yesterday. Head over to our photos page to see some of the terrible lot!
Today, Mason has decided to return to school to practise his Times Table Rockstars with his Year 2 friend. Have you been practising your times tables at home? I hear some of you have been getting really high scores!
#OnThisDay in 1948, Israel declared independence from British administration.
Good morning Y5,
I hope you managed a Viking workout yesterday! Don't forget to send pictures of your meanest Viking face to Year5@chalgrove.oxon.sch.uk
Here are Viking Warriors Lily the Silly and Rhys "You're deceased!" showing us how it's done:
Today, Mason is busy planning his next adventure.
Finally, #OnThisDay in 1981, Pope John Paul II survived an assassination attempt. Can you think of any famous people who have been assassinated?
Miss Price :D
HAPPY VE DAY!
We hope you have a wonderful day. Mason and I will be celebrating VE Day by participating in the following activities. Please feel free to join us...
11:00am: 2 minute silence throughout the country
11:15am: VE Day Livestream (click here)
3:00pm: Nation's Toast to the heroes of WW2
(Raise a glass/ cup to the heroes who gave us the freedom we have today by saying "To those who gave so much, we thank you")
#OnThisDay in 1945, victory was declared in Europe.
Have a fantastic bank holiday weekend,
Miss Price and Mason
Good morning Y5,
I've been really enjoying seeing all of your baking you've been doing for the Y5 Bake Off! Don't forget to send pictures to Year5@chalgrove.oxon.sch.uk so I can share them with all of your friends. Please also feel free to let me know where you're all getting your flour from, I've not seen any for months!
So I eventually found Mason in the end, he'd hidden himself away to create a challenge for you all...can you work out which body part belongs to which teacher? It's quite tricky, so I'll add a few clues below the picture and reveal the answers tomorrow.
Finally, #OnThisDay in 2020, the children of Chalgrove got excited because they knew Friday was a bank holiday!
1- This one's obvious! Mr. Benham
2- This teacher is used to dealing with the oldest children in school. Miss Stewart
3- This teacher taught you last year. Mrs. McHardy
4- This teacher is regretting swinging on her chair. Miss Price
5- This teacher always looks very glamorous and you're sent to her if Miss Price can't answer your question. Ms. Stone
6- This teacher likes to leave her coffee cups all around the Y5 classroom. Mrs. G
7- This teacher just had a baby. Mrs. Mackenzie
8- This teacher is an amazing dancer and singer. Miss Hudson
Well done if you guessed correctly!
Good morning Y5,
I hope you all had a lovely weekend and managed to find some time to relax.
Mason has got a fantastic challenge for you this week, courtesy of Edie's lovely Mum!
YEAR 5 BAKE OFF
Challenge 1: Design and cook / create a starter (garlic bread/ vegetables platter etc)
Challenge 2: Design and bake your favourite cookie or cake. The cookie needs to be near or the size of a 10 inch pizza or bigger!
- For both challenges, first design your food with pictures- make it look as fun / creative as possible! You can see how much your final food looks like your design!
- If possible, contact at least one person from class to "magpie" ideas, for example, I might WhatsApp call Lily to find out what she's baking!
This challenge will close on Friday, so please send over your pictures to Year5@chalgrove.oxon.sch.uk so we can share them with the rest of our class! If you don't have the ingredients in your house, you can still draw your designs out and send them in.
Miss Price and Mason
PS. #OnThisDay in 1942, the United States began rationing food. Can you think why this may have been?
Good morning Y5!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and managed to have some time to chill out/ go for a walk in the sunshine/ enjoy your time off.
Mason had a fantastic adventure in Egypt last week (well done if you guessed correctly!) but he's feeling a little bit homesick today. Where do you think he may have landed?
Finally, #OnThisDay in 1900, Walter Lantz, a cartoonist and the creator of Woody Woodpecker was born. If you've not heard of Woody Woodpecker, ask your parents!
To our Chalgrove family...
It's Thursday! I hope you are all well and no-one got away with playing any April Fool's Day tricks on you (apart from me- did you notice the flying video wasn't real?)
Well done to those of you who guessed that Mason was acting out Harry Potter yesterday. Which famous book (and film) do you think he's acting out today? Click here to launch the video. Hint: this character wouldn't want to end up in the chokey...
Thank you to those of you who have sent me pictures and emails, they continue to make me smile and I'll be uploading them onto our class photos page later today!
Finally, #OnThisDay in 1805, Hans Christian Andersen, the Danish author of fairy tales such as 'The Little Mermaid' and 'The Ugly Duckling' was born. He also wrote 'The Snow Queen' which the famous movie 'Frozen' is based on.
Take care guys,
Happy April Fool's Day Y5! I hope you are having a wonderful week and aren't planning to play any horrible tricks on your unsuspecting parents and siblings today.
Well done if you guessed Mason’s challenge correctly: yesterday was Tarzan! Which book do you think he’s recreating today? Here's a hint to help you out: Mason appears to be sat in the cupboard under the stairs... Click here to launch the video.
I can't quite believe it's April already! I know you must be missing your friends, so as always, if you have any pictures you'd like to share with the class, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org so I can put them on the class photos page.
Finally, #OnThisDay in 2008, the BBC revealed a colony of flying penguins had been discovered! Click here to have a look...
Take care and look after yourselves,
Good morning Y5! It's another absolutely beautiful day outside and I'm wondering how you're all spending it. If you'd like to take pictures of what you've been up to, please feel free to send them to email@example.com and we can share them with the rest of the class!
Miss Price and Mason are now self-isolating, so Mason has decided to go on an indoor adventure! We are both okay and are already looking forward to being back outdoors. Which Disney film do you think Mason could be recreating below? I'll reveal the answer tomorrow...
Finally, #OnThisDay in 1889, the Eiffel Tower first opened in Paris. It's 300m high! Yikes!
Have a fantastic day and take care,
Hello Y5, I hope you’ve all had a fantastic weekend, whether you were playing, chilling or having a walk through the village. Thank you for your lovely emails, I'm looking forward to replying to them later today!
Mason has been helping Miss Price with some of her Literacy marking. There have been so many persuasive arguments, that Mason’s now not sure whether break times are a good thing or not!
Finally, #OnThisDay in 1853, the famous artist Vincent Van Gogh was born, and strangely enough, also on this day in 1987, his painting 'Sunflowers' sold for nearly $40 million!
I'm missing you all. Take care and make sure you're continuing to be Ready, Respectful and Responsible,
Good morning Y5s! I hope you are all feeling positive and have enjoyed your first week of learning from home.
Mason! This morning, I've been searching everywhere trying to find our furry friend and this is what I came across in my garden! Cheeky monkey! Have any of your friends been getting up to mischief in your house? If they have, we could put pictures of them on the class page if you email them to us (firstname.lastname@example.org).
#OnThisDay in 1912, the first cherry blossom trees, a gift from Japan, were planted in Washington, D.C. See if you can spot any beautiful blossom trees on your walks this week.
Good morning Y5s! I hope you're all managing well at home and haven't been annoying your parents too much! My housemate and I have just downloaded the new Disney + channel which is proving to be very distracting.
Mason has decided to take a break from all this madness and has popped off for a quick safari with his Y2 friend Star Bear! I wonder where they’ll go...
Finally, #OnThisDay in 1874, Robert Frost, the poet and multiple Pulitzer Prize-winner was born.
Take care and have a brilliant day,
Good morning wonderful Y5s! I hope you are all well.
Another beautiful day today and Mason has decided to pop back in to school today to help out with some of our key worker children! Have a look at our Twitter feed to find out where he's been sneaking off to this morning...
In other news, #OnThisDay in 1970, The Concorde makes its first supersonic flight.
All the best,
Good morning Y5! I hope you all managed to have a positive day yesterday and have woken up today ready to start your learning again.
Miss Price has woken up to a bit of a mess this morning! Mason has decided that she needs a rainbow picture in her window, as even in Didcot the rainbow I spy game is going on! Why don’t you count how many beautiful rainbows you can spot around Chalgrove on your walks today?
Thank you very much if you've sent me an email letting me know what you've been up to- it makes me smile and I'm looking forward to sitting down and replying!
In other news, #OnThisDay in 2018, Australian cricket batsman Cameron Bancroft was caught on camera rubbing the match ball with an object during 3rd Cricket Test in Cape Town. It turned out he was sandpapering the ball to 'make it swing' and he got into a lot of trouble as this is cheating!
Good morning lovely Year 5s!
What a glorious morning to wake up to. I hope you're all well and have had a lovely weekend.
If you get a bit lost with your learning packs this morning, please use the websites that Mr. Benham has kindly provided on the 'learning from home' section of the website to help you. I am also available on email, just send a message to me via Ms. Stone at email@example.com.
Mason has decided to start the week off on a healthy note, before joining in with The Body Coach's PE Lesson on YouTube this morning. Don't forget to keep active during this strange time, whether it's a YouTube workout or a kick about in the garden with your family.
All the best,