Term 6, Week 7, Weekly Update 13/07/2020
Hello Year 5,
I can't quite believe we've come to the end of our time together. I feel quite sad that we won't all be together in school for our last day but I just wanted to say that I'm so, so proud of each and every one of you for the resilience you've shown during this very strange time. I've been blown away by the commitment you've shown to your work, the support you've given to your friends and the way you've managed to slot back into school life. I will really miss all of you and I'm so excited for you to begin your Year 6 journey. I know you'll absolutely smash it and I'm looking forward to seeing you around school and hearing all about your summers.
Below are a list of a few tasks you could have a go at at home this week. Just think, after this week you are free for 7 weeks!
Take care and have a wonderful summer. You all thoroughly deserve it.
Task 1- Summer Reading Challenge
Sign up to the 'Silly Squad Summer Reading challenge' for a "celebration of funny books, happiness and laughter". Please see the poster attached at the bottom of these daily tasks for more information about how to sign up and what to expect.
Task 2- World War II
As you know, your first topic next year is World War II (I love this topic- it's fab and I know you'll love learning all about it!) therefore, to prepare I'd like you to watch the video below and write down any questions you have about WWII ready to ask next year.
Task 3- Optical Illusion Art
Your final task this week is to have a go at creating some 'optical illusion art'. An optical illusion is something that tricks your eye into seeing something different to what is actually there.
1. Please watch this video to see 8 mind-blowing optical illusions and learn a little bit more about what they are:
2. Then, have a go at drawing this 3D optical illusion hand:
I look forward to seeing some of the finished masterpieces!
Term 6, Week 6, Weekly Update 06/07/2020
Hello Year 5,
I hope you all had a lovely weekend and are ready for the last two weeks of term! It looks like the sun may finally be making a reappearance
Please see below for a list of suggested tasks which you could have a go at at home this week...
Task 1- British Grand Prix
The British Grand Prix would have been taking place on the weekend of July the 17th-19th at the Silverstone race track, however due to covid-19, it has been delayed until 2021.
Please watch the video below...
...and create either a poster or short PowerPoint about Lewis Hamilton! You may wish to Google him to find out other facts.
Task 2- Y6 Transition
*UPDATE* Miss Stewart is having technology trouble this morning and therefore the video may not be available just yet! Please don't panic, hopefully it will appear soon!*
Usually, at this time of year you'd be doing your transition afternoon and meeting your new teacher. Each class has created a transition page on the website for you, just go to 'Children> Transition> Year 6'. Therefore, this week I'd like you to have a go at the following to prepare for next year...
-Watch Miss Stewart's 'Introduction to Year 6' video and answer the following questions:
1. What is the name of Miss Stewart's dog?
2. What breed is Miss Stewart's dog? What colour?
3. What is Miss Stewart's favourite food?
4. Which sport does Miss Stewart enjoy doing?
5. What is Miss Stewart's new hobby?
6. Who will your TAs be next year?
7. What will be the first topic you cover in Year 6?
-Complete the 'All About Me' sheet attached below all of this week's tasks for Miss Stewart. Once you're done, please send over to Year5@chalgrove.oxon.sch.uk or bring in to school so Miss Price can give it to Miss Stewart!
-Familiarise yourself with the pictures on the Y6 Transition page so that you're feeling confident about which loos you'll use/ what the classroom looks like. I know you know this stuff already but it never hurts to go and look back over it. If you have any questions or anything you'd like to ask Miss Stewart about Year 6, please send them over to Year6@chalgrove.oxon.sc.uk
Task 3- Self portrait!
I've been telling Miss Stewart all about you, so she thought it would be nice if you did a self portrait so that she can see what you look like before next year!
Feel free to create this in whichever you like, you may wish to simply draw it or you may feel creative and want to paint it/ construct it from junk modelling...
Term 6, Week 5 Weekly Update 29/06/2020
Good morning Y5,
I hope you have all had a lovely weekend and those of you who are coming back this week are as excited as we are here!
First of all, thank you to everyone who joined our Zoom meeting on Friday afternoon. I know it was a little bit chaotic and we had a few unexpected guests joining us throughout, but it was so lovely to see so many smiling faces, slightly dodgy haircuts and hear about some of the things you've all been up to! Same again next Friday but fingers crossed I find a better internet spot in school.
Please see below for some suggestions of Home Learning tasks you could have try at home this week. For the weekly planning, please go to the 'Home Learning' page.
Take care and see most of you soon,
Task 1: It's Children's Art Week!
Go on a colour walk with a member of your family. "A colour walk is a walk where you try to look for all the colours of the rainbow. You might think of it like a treasure hunt, where the treasure is colour!"
Please click below for more details:
Here's an example of how someone started their colour walk:
Then, have a go at this quiz to find out what 'colour' you are:
Task 2: David Attenborough
In Science this week, we'll be looking at the famous broadcasting legend, Sir David Attenborough.
1. See if you can watch something by David Attenborough. Your parents should be able to help you find something online, or this YouTube video below is pretty impressive:
2. Once you've watched how David Attenborough presents his nature documentaries, see if you can have a go! Film a pet or something outside and as you're filming it, narrate it in your best David Attenborough voice. It might be something as simple as filming your cat or parents having a nap, but make it as dramatic and exciting as possible!
Task 3: Keep fit!
It's so important that we're all keeping our bodies moving, especially when we're spending so much time at home.
1. Create a circuit in your garden involving at least 5 different types of exercise.
2. Write down the following...
-What each activity is
-What equipment you might need to do it
-How long you should do each activity for
Equipment: something you can jump over
Time: 30 seconds
Equipment: something to mark out where you're sprinting to/from e.g. jumpers
Time: 30 seconds
Time: 60 seconds
3. Once you've done this, give your circuit a go and write down your achievements, e.g. how many jumps you did in 30 seconds.
4. Challenge a family member to beat you!
A quick tour of our new classroom setup...
Some pictures of the new Y5 classroom layout
Term 6, Week 4 Weekly Update 22/06/2020
Good Morning Year 5s!
I hope you're all well and are looking forward to coming back to school next week! I'm very excited to see those of you who are coming back to school.
As you know, things will be slightly different at school when you return, so later on this week I'll be uploading a video of what you can expect the classroom to look like on your first day back, so that you're all feeling super prepared and confident (I just need to shift about 10 million tables out of there first!)
Please see below for some Home Learning tasks you could have a go at at home this week...
Take care and enjoy the sun,
Task 1: It's Recycling Awareness Week!
Please watch this video:
and then take this quiz to test your recycling knowledge:
After that, see if you can create a poster about recycling. You might want to make one on how recycling works, what kinds of things you can recycle, or just a beautiful poster telling people to recycle. Please see an example below:
Task 2: Earth and Space
Have a go at creating some 'space' themed art. This could be a painting, a model or just some doodles! There are some ideas below or you can Google 'space themed art'.
Task 3: Letter to a Y6...
We're not far off from going into Y6! See if you can write a letter to a Year 6, asking them any questions you may have/ about their experience in Year 6. We can then give these to a Year 6 to reply to.
Term 6, Week 3 Weekly Update 15/06/2020
Good Morning Year 5,
I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I'm really excited that Year 5 have been offered the opportunity to come back into school in a couple of weeks and I can't wait to see you all!
As we are teaching and moving towards opening school for all children, from today we will be amalgamating our daily updates into one weekly update. This update will be available to read each Monday and will include a range of suggested activities that you can do throughout the week with your child. All other home learning, including weekly planning, remains the same and can be found on our home learning page. If you still have not requested a paper pack, and would like one, please get in touch.
Below are some suggested activities that you could have a go at this week...
This week there are several planned protests across the UK specifically for children to support Black Lives Matter. Here is a link filled with useful articles that you may find helpful to support you in having conversations with your child about racism and the worldwide Black Lives Matter protests: http://www.homestartwandsworth.org.uk/2020/06/how-to-talk-tochildren-about-race-and-racism/
#OnThisDay: Over to you! See if you can find out what happened 'on this day' everyday this week.
BONUS CHALLENGE: Google 'black history on this day' and write what happened on each day in Black History too.
See if you can create a short story or a cartoon strip for a younger child explaining what racism is.
Watch and listen to this story... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpSLtVXF0Mc
Once you've watched it, answer the following questions:
1. What are the girls' names?
2. What does it mean when the Grandma says "You can be different and still be the same!"
3. What are some of the differences the girls notice they have?
4. Why do you think Calida Rawles wrote the book?
5. Why do you think I have asked you to watch this story?
I hope you all have a wonderful week. Well done if you guessed that Mason was in Oxford last week! I wonder what he'll be up to this week?
Good Morning Year 5,
We've got one more picture from Mason today- I wonder if this will give you a final clue? Answer next week.
Please head over to our 'Home Learning' page to have a go at a quick poll for Alfie for today's Daily Topic Task.
Finally, #OnThisDay in 1964, Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life in prison in South Africa. We'll be talking a little bit about him next week.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend,
Good Morning Year 5,
I hope you're all well and have had a lovely week so far.
This morning, Mason has sent us another picture from a famous landmark in the mystery city. Does this help you to figure out where he is?
Finally, #OnThisDay in 1993, "Jurassic Park", directed by Steven Spielberg, opened.
Supposedly, this lamp post was the inspiration behind the lamp post found in Narnia!
Good Morning Year 5,
I hope you've all had a lovely start to the week. Thank you for the emails you've been sending, I love to hear what you've all been up to!
This morning, Mason has sent in another picture of a famous landmark in the city he's visiting... does it help you to work out where he is?
Finally, #OnThisDay in 1958, London Gatwick Airport was officially opened.
There is a false legend about this famous landmark, saying that many decades ago, a survey of the health of students was taken, and as this college's students were the heaviest, the college closed off the bridge to force them to take the stairs, giving them extra exercise.
Good Morning Y5,
I hope you all had a lovely weekend and managed to enjoy yourselves!
This week would have been Sports Day at school, so Miss Hudson has set you some fun PE Olympics challenges over on our 'Home Learning' page. Don't forget to look there for our Daily Topic Tasks too.
Mason flew back to the U.K over the weekend and has set off on another adventure straight away. Throughout this week he'll be sending us pictures in front of famous landmarks in this city. See if you can guess where he is before the end of the week!
Finally, #OnThisDay in AD 793, Vikings raided the Northumbrian coast of England. CHAAAAARGE!
Have a lovely day and keep sending in all your fab pics,
This U.K city is famous for an activity where you push a boat along a river with a 5m long stick...
Good Morning Year 5,
I hope you're all well and looking forward to the weekend. I've been back in school this week with some of the Year 6s and although it's been absolutely fantastic to see them, it's reminding me of how much I'm missing you all too! I hope you have still been able to communicate with one another through Zoom calls/ FaceTime etc. and that you're not missing your friends too much.
#OnThisDay in 1973, Doris A. Davis became the first African-American woman to govern a city in a major metropolitan area, when she was elected mayor of Compton, California.
Please have a look at the picture below- I think it's a really important message and we'll be discussing it next week. In the meantime, don't forget to have a look at today's Daily Topic Task over on our 'Home Learning' page.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (email@example.com).
#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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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,