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Home Learning Blog - We are now using Class Dojo

Year 5's Home Learning Blog

A blog can be very exciting, it allows us to share what we have been up to during our home learning. I look forward to seeing your activities!
I'm challenging Year 5 to show me how creative and funny they can be! Mission will be set soon!

For those of you that enjoy doing these in Maths, here is a reasoning problem!

Today's Challenge: Who would live in a house like this?

Design a creature that would live in the boot of your car, or the bottom of your bag.

What special adaptations /characteristics would it have?

Liam carried out today's challenge and made two boats. The first held 106 pennies and the second held 68 pennies! - Well done, it looks like you had fun!
As well as a comprehension exercise, Liam has also done some drawing today - Wow Liam, that is very impressive!!
One of Liam's tasks today was to draw himself as a superhero - A great idea and imagination Liam!

Animal Town

Question time!

Which animal would be suited to working in the health clinic?

Can you give suggestions as to the occupations of the other animals in the picture?

If you could have any job, what would it be and why?

If you could be any animal, what would it be and why?

What problems might they encounter in Animal Town that humans don’t encounter in human towns?

Are there any similar problems that both animals and humans experience?

Would animals be better off without humans?

Would humans be better off without animals?

Perfect picture!

Can you draw a picture of what a scene looks like in the supermarket in Animal Town?

Today's Challenge: Make it fly

A paper aeroplane, glider or helicopter falls to the ground much more slowly and more gracefully than a scrunched-up piece of paper. It’s all thanks to the forces generated by air pressing on and moving over the surface of the paper.

How long can your paper aeroplane stay in the air?

What do you notice if you make the front of the plane heavier?

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Scarlett and Hattie both had a go at yesterday's tin foil boat challenge.
Well done girls, I am very impressed! It is lovely to see your smiling faces.
Ethan had a go at today's challenge. He said, 'On my first try I rushed a bit so the boat only held 9p. Whoops! On my next go I made sure I folded the sides to make it stronger and was careful when I placed the pennies on it, it held 22p this time!'
Jasmine's homemade Flapjacks. - They looks delicious!! 😍

Was the image what you thought it was?

Today Ethan has been doing his English on the computer. Here is his Easter story - Great work Ethan!

Can you describe the colours, shapes and textures? What do you think the image is now – have you changed your mind?

I have been reading The Secret Garden, which some of us were reading during Guided Reading, and really wanted to find out what happens next! If you took the book home to read, I would love to know what you think. Send in your thoughts to the office! - Miss Watts

What does the image remind you of and why?

What do you think the image is and why?

Evelyn and Esme had a Science Day on Monday and they investigated capillary action, and also looked at the colour wheel. They had great fun doing this very easy experiment, Walking Water, and worked hard to write up what the results
Evelyn’s list of items beginning with E -  Well done, it was a tricky one!

Take a much closer look at this familiar object. Can you use your reasoning skills to work out what it is? I will zoom out every hour to show you some more of the photo!

We’ve also done some science... Scarlett and her Dad used a kit to make this electronic circuit buzz wire! - Wow Scarlett, impressive!
Scarlett is missing you all!
We've painted rainbows and displayed in our window and also given some to our neighbours and Scarlett’s Nan.

Today's challenge: Tin Foil Boat Challenge

1. Use scissors to carefully cut tinfoil into 2 rectangle shapes.

2. With the first piece of foil, form a boat that can hold pennies and not sink.

3. Predict how many pennies your boat will hold.

4. Place the foil boat in the bowl of water.

5. Place 1 penny at a time in the boat. Keep adding pennies until the boat sinks. Make sure you count them as you go!

6. Use the second piece of foil to make a new boat, based on what you observed from your previous design.

7. Estimate how many pennies the new design will hold.

8. Place the new boat in water, and carefully place 1 penny at a time in the boat until it sinks.

Which design held more pennies?

Why do you think that design held more pennies? 

Don't forget to send in a photograph of your designs!

Looks like you're having lots of fun!
Sean practicing his trampolining.
Jacob is loving our blog and seeing what you are all up to!
The cakes look amazing Jacob!
Today after Maths and English we made Easter cakes
Wow Freddie! A great portrait, I love your use of shading to add detail!
Ethan enjoyed this challenge! It took some changes to the bridge idea and lots of perseverance but it worked in the end! - Great work Ethan, I am very impressed!

Today's challenge: Paper Structures

Using newspaper or scrap paper and a roll of tape or ball of string…

  • What is the tallest tower you can build from 6 sheets of newspaper. Can your tower support the weight of a small toy?

  • Can you make a bridge to span a distance of 30 centimetres that will support 8 Matchbox cars?

Hint: bending, rolling, tearing, scrunching or concertina folding.

Don't forget to send in your photographs!

I hope that you have all had a good week, I am missing you all! It has been lovely for me, and I imagine others, to see your lovely faces! Thank you for the photographs, the lovely messages and words of gratitude that have been sent in with them, I really appreciate it! 🌈 Keep an eye out on Monday for your next challenge! Take care and stay safe! Miss Watts

School motto: 'We don't know the meaning of can't'
He also designed his own school uniform and badge.
Harrison decorated some 'positivity' rocks which are lined up at the edge of the front garden to give people a boost when they see them on their walks.
This morning Freddie has completed an English comprehension, well done!!
Nathan has set his own home learning schedule, to include mum’s tuck shop at break for a cheese oatcake 😊. At the moment he is completing the topic on the animation “Tuesday”. writing a story on what the pigs got up to.
...that begin with the letter H!
Harry has found 42 things in the house...

Today's challenge: The task is for you to make the longest line of things that begin with the first letter of your first name.

... and helping out in the garden
Jacob has been out on a bike ride everyday...
Thank you Charlie, a fantastic rainbow!
A lovely rainbow, thank you Liam!
What a fab rainbow! Evelyn says, “I miss you all. I hope I can see you soon!”
Thank you Isaac for your vibrant rainbow
Thank you Harrison for your colourful rainbow
Thank you Freddie and your brother Archie!
Thank you Sean for your lovely rainbow
Here are some of Amy and her sister’s art work they have been sent to a residential home
On Tuesday, Ethan made a rainbow for our window and wrote adjectives in it to describe himself. He then made some cards and posted them to our neighbours.
Miss Watts' rainbow 🌈

To spread hope during this unprecedented time, I would like you to produce a rainbow to place in your windows. Please send a photograph to the office to keep us all smiling. I will share your lovely work on here.