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Welcome to the Sycamore Class!

The children in our class are 9 and 10 years old.


Covid-19 Home Learning

Well, we've reached the final 2 weeks of the school year! Everyone is tired and fed-up, I'm sure, of the situation. You've all done so well given the circumstances and should be very proud of yourselves. I'm very proud of you! The work and format for the next 2 weeks will be a little different (we'd be doing things differently if we were all actually in school). See below...

Week beginning Monday 6th July 2020

In a similar way to previous weeks, I'd advise sticking to 3 activities per day with the optional 'Additional Activities' grids, too. 

We still have the daily White Rose Maths lessons to access, so please take advantage of these by watching the lessons and doing the accompanying activities. The Friday Family Challenge is different, but it's great that so many of you are doing it! I have also chosen 5 different English activities for the week (you can do these in any order). Other than that, you're free to select from the other options below, on any day of your choosing. I am also organising a 'Virtual Sports Day' for the class, which will run both weeks, where you can complete a daily sporting activity and submit your result via a Google Form. I'll announce daily and final winners on the Google Classroom.

Try to use your email account to keep me updated on what you're doing and when. I like receiving your emails!


Pick your order!

1. End of Year Questions

2. Summer Holidays

3. Letter to Year 5

4. Book Review. Think about all the books you've read this year. Which was the best and why? Complete a book review. You may like to read some that are available on Espresso first: https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/modules/e2_book_reviews/2_read_review.html 

5. Reading activity. Following on from our Biographies work last week, take a look at the Life Stories unit on Espresso. Select a famous individual, learn about them, then test your comprehension and understanding: https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/modules/e2_life_stories/index.html



Access your daily lessons here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ with activity sheets below/on Google Classroom. Theme: Shape.

Times Tables Rock Stars can be found here whilst we have free membership:  https://ttrockstars.com/



In addition to the daily activities for our 'Virtual Sports Day', you may like to take a look at the following links.

P.E. with Joe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Cosmic Kids Yoga: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Virtual Sports Day (results submitted via Google Classroom)

Monday: How many socks can you throw into a bucket or bin in 30 seconds?

Tuesday: Throw a ball in the air, clap as many times as you can, then catch the ball again.

Wednesday: How many times can you sit down onto a chair/sofa and then stand up again without using your hands in 1 minute? 

Thursday: How many jumping jacks can you do in 30 seconds?

Friday: Speed Bounce. Jump over a small object as many times as you can in 30 seconds.



Here are some wonderful STEM activities that are Science-linked. Have a go at a couple and see what you learn! I've used them throughout 'lockdown' for our Additional Activities grids. https://www.stem.org.uk/system/files/elibrary-resources/2020/07/16_Starters%20for%20STEM_06%20July.pdf



Take a look at https://hourofcode.com/uk/learn for some fantastic coding activities! Let me know on Google Classroom which you've looked at and how you got on!




See what you can find out about Japanese Notan Art. Here is a useful link: https://www.tes.com/lessons/WyzNrryX_PQ2hA/japanese-notan-art

Why not try and create something of your own that is inspired by Notan? Either on paper with pens/pencils or a digital collage using Slides.



"National Parks"

There are now more than 4,000 national parks around the globe, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature. We have looked at the one closest to us, but can you now look into one further afield? What's it called, where is it located and what makes it a 'national park'? How does it differ from the Yorkshire Dales? Present your work as you wish but you may like to continue adding to your Global Gardens slides from previous weeks.


Stay safe and look after one another.


Mr. Butterwick laugh

What do we learn?

To be updated when we return to school.

Important things to remember

Our Week in Year 5

Monday: P.E. kits need to be in school (appropriate for indoors and outdoors).

Tuesday: Times Tables tests.

Wednesday: Choir folders.

Thursday: Spellings test and new lists issued. Some children will need their swimming kit in school.

Friday: P.E. kits need to be in school (appropriate for indoors and outdoors). Certificates and rewards are given out. Have you been 'Green All Week'?


Homework: Reading, spellings, times tables, 1x piece of Maths homework (fortnightly), 1x piece of English/Learning Log (fortnightly). Please call in if a piece of homework is missing or has gone astray.

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