Class 5

 

Welcome to Class 5 with Mr Quin, Ms Hulbert and Ms Ritchie
IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Dear all,

A reminder that work will be set via Showbie from Monday 4th May 2020 (and not this page).

Please see Mr McNicholas' letter below which includes details on Showbie and how to sign up. Everyone needs to do so ASAP. Thank you to all of you who have already signed up. Please spread the word!

Thank you

Mr Quin

Friday 1st May 2020

Good morning Class 5 on this the 1st day of May! 

I hope you and your families are well.

Showbie update – we’re almost there! To those that haven’t please, please, please could you do it today. We’re going to start using it on Monday for setting work and hopfully getting the class chat feature up and running ASAP!

On today’s agenda: Reading (Marinka snaps!), Writing (writing your own character description), Maths (Maths Challenge or translation) and Art (Adding visual texture).

Things you will need:

  • The House with Chicken Legs (Activity 1)
  • Lined paper/Writing exercise book (Activities 1 and 2)
  • Squared paper/Maths exercise book (Activity 3)
  • Sharp pencil/pen (Activities 1-4)
  • Plain paper (Activity 4)

Today's work:

  1. English Reading – Sharp Words (pg. 224 – 233)

            Read the questions  and answer them in your exercise book (see document below).

  1. English Writing – Character Description: Write a character description

         Time for write! Remember all that you have been learning this week. In the planning stage you could use one of the four pictures to write about.                         Alternatively you could use a character from The House with Chicken Legs (maybe the Old Yaga?)

         https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/english/character-description-write-a-character-description-year-5-wk2-5

 

  1. Maths – Check your MyMathsfirst to see the activity you've been set. From that you will be able to work out which lesson (Year 4 or Year 5) you'll need to look at.

           

             Either:

             Followed by MyMaths activity (Coordinates 2 – negative). It’s tricky!

             These are the four quadrants (numbered) which you will need for q2.

               or

             Optional: MyMaths activity (Money calculations)

  1. Art – Learning to add visual texture to add interest to our art work

             https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/foundation/how-can-we-use-visual-texture-to-add-interest-to-our-artwork-year-5-wk2-5

Wishing you and your families a great day and weekend! See you on Showbie on Monday!

Mr Quin

Thursday 30th April 2020

Good morning Class 5!

I hope you and your families are well. Firstly a big thank you to all those who have signed up to Showbie (about two thirds of the class so far). To those that haven’t please could you do it today. The sooner everyone signs up, the sooner we can get to use it. I’ve heard on the grapevine that at least one class has already started to use it!

On today’s agenda: Reading (Marinka feels guilty about her actions), Writing (revision of relative clauses), Maths (Money or translation) and Science (Phases of the Moon).

Things you will need:

  • The House with Chicken Legs (Activity 1)
  • Lined paper/Writing exercise book (Activities 1, 2 and 4)
  • Squared paper/Maths exercise book (Activity 3)
  • Sharp pencil/pen (Activities 1-4)

Today's work:

  1. English Reading – The Expanding Universe (pg. 210 – 223)

            Read the text and decide whether the statements are true or false in your exercise book (see document below).

  1. English Writing – Character Description: SPaG – relative clauses

            A revision of relative clauses.

            https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/english/character-description-spag-focus-relative-clause-year-5-wk2-4

 

  1. Maths – You know which lesson you need to look at by now (I hope!)     

            Either:

             or

  1. Science – Phases of the Moon.
    1. Read through the PPT on the Phases of the Moon (see below) and make some notes of key information in your exercise book.
    2. Complete the Phases of the Moon worksheet (see below).
    3. Optional: make a moon phase spinner using the template provided (see below).

Have a great day!

Mr Quin

Wednesday 29th April 2020

Good morning Class 5!

I hope you’re all well and are not missing the sunshine too much (just as I wrote that the sun peaked through the cloudy sky). If you haven’t done already, before you start your work today can you sign up to Showbie (thank you to those who have already signed up). Showbie* will be the new way for all teachers to set work and also include these features:

 1) A video ‘Good Morning Class!’ each day – your children can start their day with a message from their teacher

2) Tasks for the Day – these will move from the Website onto Showbie, but will be similar in structure

3) Daily ‘Class Discussion’ – a chance for the teacher and all of the children in the class to take part in a chat room forum, talking about…whatever they like!

4) Story time – curl up and enjoy a chapter read by your teacher

5) Zoom Station – once a week, in groups of 10, take part in a live discussion with your classmates and teacher, talking about…whatever you like!

6) Finally…Friday wouldn’t be Friday without a Merit Assembly! All the favourites will be there – stars of the week, special awards, birthdays and even a final hymn!

*If you are not sure about how to sign up please see Mr McNicholas’ letter and instruction on this page.

On today’s agenda: Reading (Marinka has an epiphany), Writing (learning genre features), Maths (Money or coordinates) and Geography - learning all about the World (I became a little too addicted to the game in activity 3!)

Things you will need:

  • The House with Chicken Legs (Activity 1)
  • Lined paper/Writing exercise book (Activities 1, 2 and 4)
  • Squared paper/Maths exercise book (Activity 3)
  • Sharp pencil/pen (Activities 1-4)

Today's work:

  1. English Reading – The Riad (pg. 198 – 209)

             Read the text and decide whether the statements are true or false in your exercise book (see document below).

  1. English Writing – Character Description: Identifying the features of a text

             Top tip: write down some notes for yourself about what things make a good character description (essentially you are making your own success                           criteria that you can use later on this week when you’ll have to write your own).

             https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/english/character-description-identifying-the-features-of-a-text-year-5-wk2-3

 

  1. Maths – Check your MyMathsfirst to see the activity you've been set. From that you will be able to work out which lesson (Year 4 or Year 5) you'll need to look at.

             Either:

             followed by MyMaths activity (Translating and reflecting)

             or

  1. Geography – The World (please don’t get too addicted to the game in activity 3!)

             https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zk3nscw

Have a great day!

Mr Quin

Tuesday 28th April 2020

Good morning Class 5!

How did you get on with yesterday’s tasks? I hope you made the time to do some Joe Wicks or some other form of exercise. I know most of the work we are setting requires you to be in front of a screen. In an ideal world this would not be the case…the world is far from ideal at the moment however. I must stress the importance of doing activities which do not require a screen (and yes that does include tablets, Playstations, Xboxes and even TV screens!)

On today’s agenda: Reading (Marinka is up to her scheming again), Reading/Writing (learning lots of new vocabulary whilst looking at different character descriptions), Maths (Fraction/Decimal equivalence or Translation continued from yesterday) and Geography (learning all about maps and even drawing your own one!)

Things you will need:

  • The House with Chicken Legs (Activity 1)
  • Lined paper/Writing exercise book (Activities 1, 2 and 4)
  • Squared paper/Maths exercise book (Activity 3)
  • Sharp pencil/pen (Activities 1-4)
  • Plain paper for Geography (possibly?) (Activity 4)

Today's work:

  1. English Reading – Topsy-Turvy (pg. 183 – 197)

Read the text and answer the questions (see document below) in your exercise book.

  1. English Writing – Character Description: Word meaning

Top tip: magpie (and write in your book) any vocabulary that like from the text in this lesson as you can use it later on in the week when you will be writing your own character descriptions!

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/english/character-description-reading-comprehension-word-meaning-year-5-wk2-2

 

  1. Maths – Check your MyMathsfirst to see the activity you've been set. From that you will be able to work out which lesson (Year 4 or Year 5) you'll need to look at.

           

Either:

             followed by MyMaths activity (Coordinates 1 – positive*)

            *A revision of Y4 coordinates which I would expect most, if not all of you, to get 100% on.

             or

  1. Geography – An Introduction to Maps (with an opportunity to draw your very own map of your street and local area). You don’t need a screen for this one! (I can think of one Y5 map expert who will definitely enjoy this!)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkngrj6

Happy map drawing Class 5! Have a great day!

Mr Quin

Monday 27th April 2020

Good morning Class 5!

I hope you and your families are well. I hope that you got the opportunity to enjoy a little bit of sunshine over the weekend. I know you are all ready for another week of home learning. This week will again be a blend of activities from a variety of the websites we looked at last week.

On today’s agenda: Reading (The House with Chicken Legs), Reading/Writing (To Be a Cat by Matt Haig), Maths (Decimals or Translation) and P.E. (Joe Wicks).

Things you will need:

  • The House with Chicken Legs (Activity 1)
  • Lined paper/Writing exercise book (Activities 1 and 2)
  • Squared paper/Maths exercise book (Activity 3)
  • Sharp pencil/pen (Activities 1-3)
  • Ruler for drawing the table (Activity 2)

Today's work:

  1. English Reading – Salma (pg. 171 – 182)

             Read the text. Summarise what you have read by writing a paragraph no longer than 75 words!

  1. English Reading/Writing – Looking and evaluating the impact of dialogue (direct speech) in the text ‘To Be a Cat by Matt Haig’ read by England Rugby star Maro Itoje!

            Complete all activities.

             https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zn8bgwx

 

  1. Maths – Check your MyMathsfirst to see the activity you've been set. From that you will be able to  work out which lesson (Year 4 or Year 5) you'll need to look at.

           

Either:

             followed by My Maths activity (Translating)

             or

  1. P.E.Joe Wicks (Good luck!)

             https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/all/pe-with-joe-monday-27th-april

Have a great day Class 5.

Mr Quin

Friday 24th April 2020

Yesterday’s quiz question: Who allegedly was both born and died on 23rd April?

The answer is William Shakespeare.

Today's work:

Good morning Class 5! It’s Friday again…how is that even possible? Where has this week gone?

How did the something new/different task go yesterday? Don’t worry if you haven’t quite mastered it… I’m still learning how to whistle loudly (a vital skill with two occasionally very disobedient dogs!) I have to say a huge well done to the Class 5 boy who used his initiative yesterday. Whilst other family members needed the family computer for work, he didn’t just sit down, put his feet up and watch TV all day – he used it as an opportunity to learn a new skill: map reading. He can now read a British and European Road Map, planning various routes all over Europe, from London to Western France, Slovakia and Estonia. Just need to learn to drive now and you’re all set! (Please don't try that at home!)

If you are struggling to think of a new skill to try/learn, I have the perfect task for you! Can you learn a joke or a funny short story from the start to the end, and tell it to someone else in your family?

You could learn this one if you want:

 

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson went camping. They pitched their tent under the stars and went to sleep. Sometime in the middle of the night Holmes woke Watson up.

Holmes said,  “Watson, look up at the sky, and tell me what you see.” 

Watson replied, “I see millions and millions of stars.”

Holmes said, “And what do you deduce from that?”

Watson replied, “Well, if there are millions of stars, and if even a few of those have planets, it’s quite likely there are some planets like Earth out there. And if there are a few planets like Earth out there, there might also be life.” 

Holmes said, “Eh? No, it means that somebody’s stolen our tent!”

 

On today’s agenda: Reading (Marinka meets a very old woman who tells her a very interesting story), Writing (finally your chance to use all of this week’s work to write your own setting description), Maths (Maths Challenges galore!) and Art (frottage patchwork with video examples from an Art teacher!).

Things you will need:

  • The House with Chicken Legs (Activity 2)
  • Lined paper/Writing exercise book (Activity 3)
  • Squared paper/Maths exercise book (Activity 4)
  • Piece of plain paper, a pencil and lots of different textures around the house (Activity 5)
  • Sharp pencil/pen (Activities 2-5)

Today’s work:

  1. Do something different/try something new/learn a new skill!

 

  1. English Reading – The Old Yaga (pg. 158 – 170)

             No questions today just reading. Enjoy!

             *It has been lovely hearing how much you are enjoying the book. I’m completely gripped!

 

  1. English Writing – Setting Description: Write a Setting Description

             https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/english/setting-description-write-a-setting-description-year-5-wk1-5/

 

  1. Maths - You'll know by now which lesson (Year 4 or Year 5) you'll need to look at.

            Either:

             Y5 suggested questions are questions 1-5 but see how many you can work out! Be determined and persevere! Good luck!

             or

             Y4 suggested questions are questions 1-5 but see how many you can work out! Be determined and persevere! Good luck!

  1. Art – Frottage Patchwork (you will produce a frottage patchwork from rubbings of textured objects which you find around your home. You will need a pencil and paper).

           https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/foundation/texture-treasure-hunt-year-5-wk1-5/

 

Have a great day and a great weekend Class 5!

Mr Quin

Thursday 23rd April 2020

Good morning Class 5 and Happy St.George’s Day! I hope you're well and enjoying some of the new/ different websites that we're using this week. Speaking of new and different, how are you getting on with your challenge of trying something new and different this week? If you haven't thought of anything yet, today is the day!   

On today’s agenda: Reading (How will Marinka cope?) Writing (SPaG lesson on parenthesis whilst also looking at setting descriptions again), Maths (More decimals) and Geography (Settlements). 

Things you will need:

  • The House with Chicken Legs (Activity 1)
  • Lined paper/Writing exercise book (Activities 1, 2 and 4)
  • Squared paper/Maths exercise book (Activity 3)
  • Sharp pencil/pen (Activities 1-4)

Today's work:

  1. English Reading – A Painful Splitting Sound (Pg.149 - 157)

             Read the text and answer the questions (see document below) in your exercise book.

  1. English Writing – Setting Description: SPaG focus – Parenthesis

             https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/english/setting-description-spag-focus-parenthesis-year-5-wk1-4/

  1. Maths - Check your MyMathsfirst to see the activity you've been set. From that you will be able to  work out which lesson (Year 4 or Year 5) you'll need to look at.

            Either:

             followed by My Maths activity (Decimal Complements)

             or

             Challenge :(only if you are super confident!) My Maths activity (Ordering Decimals).

  1. Geography – Introduction to settlements

             Looking at what a settlement is, various types of settlements and comparing cities across the world.

             https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zh2nscw

 

Have a great day Class 5!

Mr Quin

(Quiz question: Which famous figure was allegedly born and died on the 23rd April?)

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Good morning Class 5!

Here’s a marvellous morning message to motivate and massage your brains into action. (That sentence will leave you feeling quite confused and probably perplexed if you didn’t complete yesterday’s English Writing activity). Still feeling confused? Try yesterday’s alliteration work again!!

I have included a list of equipment that you should be using each day and will do this every day going forward so you know what you will need. Please use paper sparingly in your exercise books (“Save the Trees!”) and present work neatly. Use all space possible and use double margins where appropriate.

On today’s agenda: Reading (What will Marinka do now that…I better not say anymore!), Writing (Setting Descriptions with a real life teacher!) , Maths (Decimals) and Science (The Solar System*). I hope you can remember your planet mnemonic! If you can’t even remember what a mnemonic is…well, what planet have you been living on? (Get it…what planet…solar system……sorry, bad joke!)

*I really enjoyed the Solar System presentation that one child from Class 5 sent in. Such great work! Some excellent research backed up with fantastic artistic and computer skills! Very well done! I’m sure you’ll be a star in today’s online Science lesson (sorry another bad joke but I promise completely accidental this time!)

Things you will need:

  • The House with Chicken Legs (Activity 1)
  • Lined paper/Writing exercise book (Activities 1, 2 and 4)
  • Squared paper/Maths exercise book (Activity 3)
  • Sharp pencil/pen (Activities 1-4)

Today's work:

  1. English Reading – The Next Guardian (pg. 137 – 149)

Read the text and answer the questions (see document below) in your exercise book.

  1. English Writing – Identifying features of the text (Setting Description)

              https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/english/setting-description-identifying-the-features-of-a-text-year-5-wk1-3/

  1. Maths - Check your MyMaths first to see the activity you've been set. From that you will be able to  work out which lesson (Year 4 or Year 5) you'll need to look at.

            Either:

             followed by My Maths activity (Decimal Complements to 1)

             or

  1. Science – The Solar System (Should be quick revision! I hope you can remember your mnemonics!)

            https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhk2mfr

Wishing you a safe and productive day Class 5.

Mr Quin

Tuesday 21st April 2020

Good morning Class 5. As I sit here and type, I can see sunshine pouring in through the window and brilliant blue skies - what a beautiful day!

How did you get on with yesterday's work? Like I said previously, we will be continuing to try out some new websites this week. Today is the next one of those - The Oak National Academy.* This website even has a real life teacher in their videos who breathes and speaks and everything! Wow!

*My advice for this website is to read all of the instructions on the pages carefully before moving on as the layout can be a little confusing. Good luck!

Today's work:

  1. English Reading Comprehension - Fact Retrieval on a Setting Description

             https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/english/setting-description-reading-comprehension-fact-retrieval-year-5-wk1-1/

        2. Writing - Understanding and using alliteration

             https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zf3492p

        3. Maths - Check your MyMaths first to see the activity you've been set. From that you will be able to work out which lesson (Year 4 or Year 5) you'll need               to look at.

            Either:

             followed by My Maths activity (Adding decimals in columns intro)

             or

Have a lovely day Class 5.

 

Mr Quin

Monday 20th April 2020

Good morning Class 5 on the first day of Summer Term (WHAT?! Where has this year gone?)

I hope you and your families are all fit and well, and had an enjoyable Easter 'Break.' I know that you will be ready and raring to go again so here goes...

Today I have set some Maths, Reading and Writing. Some of these activities (see schedule of learning below) are completely new to all of us - so give it your best shot.

Here are the websites you will need:

Maths - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/     or    https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Writing - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkygrj6

On the schedule of learning (see document below) you will see instruction number one is to be try something new/different. Whether it's baking, reading, gardening, exercise or even lip-syncing to Shakira - please try something new this week (and away from a computer screen!)

Have a great day Class 5!

Mr Quin

Friday 3rd April 2020

Happy Friday all!

Mixing things up today. As you scroll down to the schedule for today, you will see I have attached First News - a dedicated Newspaper for children. Why not read that for something different to do? No Writing so I have set you an Art Challenge. All you need is a pen or pencil, and some rough paper - nothing fancy! (the video even says the back of an envelope will do!)

Reminder: Mr McNicholas has set up an online sharing platform called SHOWBIE – check the latest newsletter on the school website for details. It is an opportunity for you and your family to send in photos of what you're up to. Alternatively, if you'd like to share, you can send emails to homeschool@st-johnvianney.haringey.sch.uk.

Have a great day!

Mr Quin

Art: Cartoon Challenge!

I know many of you in Class 5 love cartoons and comics so now is your time to shine!

        Watch the 3 videos from ‘Cartoon Workshop for Beginners’ by Pete McKee.

         Lesson 1 – Part 1: Faces (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8f8ag58jDs

       

        Lesson 1 – Part 2: Ageing (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_25Cxc0RcE)

       

        Lesson 1 – Part 3: Bodies (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOTMtsYtyOY)

 

Challenge: Using the videos (hit pause and play whenever you need to), can you draw a carton version of yourself?

Super Challenge: Can you draw a cartoon version of your whole family?

I'd love to see some of your finished masterpieces! Good luck!

Thursday 2nd April 2020

Good morning all!

I hope you are all well and rested, and ready for another bit of home learning today! I have to say I really appreciate all of your efforts with the Home Learning work in this unusual time. I think it really shows such a fantastic attitude to learning and great maturity that is too often missing in other Year 5 classes! Very well done!

In case you have forgotten me completely, I have uploaded an audio of me reading the chapter 'Just a Few More Minutes' (Thank you to Ms Giltinan for inspiring me with her Mr Gum recital!) To be honest with you I tried to record it yesterday with the Serina chapter but I got really nervous and then I couldn't stop laughing! So mature I know! Anyway, the audio is only a few pages but I thought I'd try something different! So kick back and listen :) 

Have a safe, and happy day Class 5!

Mr Quin

The House with Chicken Legs - Just a Few More Minutes (pg. 102 - 107)

Read rather awkwardly by Mr Quin...       (Thanks to Ms Giltinan for the idea!)

Wednesday 1st April 2020

Good morning Class 5!

Scroll down for today's work: a bit of reading, a few MyMaths activities, a Y3 SPaG revision task on tense and a chance for you to show that you can write a diary entry. Don't forget to use your examples from yesterday's work and keep having a look back over What a Good One Looks Like example (The Residential) from yesterday. If you like any of the chatty, informal phrases, magpie them! Good luck!

Wishing you another great day, Class 5!

Mr Quin

(Oh, I nearly forgot...the answer to the riddle from yesterday was WHAT)

Tuesday 31st March 2020

Good morning Class 5!

I hope you're all well and are being kind, patient and helpful around the flat/house (see task number 1 every day!) Thank you to the large numbers of you keeping up with SPaG.com. I can see you are really reading the questions carefully - some of them are really quite tricky. Although you can't go back and do the test again like MyMaths, remember you can go back and check your wrong answers, and see what the answer should have been. Please take the time to do this - it is worthwhile! With all that SPaG revision knowledge I bet you can solve riddles like this...

Someone's mother has four sons. North, South, and East. What is the name of the fourth son. Write down the name of the fourth son somewhere in your exercise book and I will reveal the answer tomorrow.

Have a great day Class 5!

Mr Quin

Monday 30th March 2020 

Good morning Class 5! 

I hope you're all well. As mentioned last week, I will update this page daily with activities to consolidate and revise your learning. Please scroll down to see these activities and other documents that you will need to complete these activities. 

Right, I promised I wouldn't write too much so enough Mr Quin! Here goes...

Have a great day!

Mr Quin