Year 5 - Falcon
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Hi all parents and any Falcons reading this!
To start I just want to say how sad I am that we have reached this point and the fact that I won't teaching Falcons as a whole for the foreseeable future. The children have made such excellent progress this year and I feel we had hit our stride this term particularly. I am very proud to teach/have taught your children and hope you all stay safe and well in the coming months.
Just to reiterate the expectations the school has in regards to school work at home during the closure.
- One maths task (from the maths book)
- One English task (from the comprehension book)
- One additional task. This may come from the pack sent home or this web page.
- Reading, spelling practice and times tables practice
- One new MyMaths will be set each week
3 additional tasks will be posted below each week.
There are many other resources on this page linked to timetables, spelling, maths and English that you may find useful over the coming weeks.
If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me at: email@example.com
Week 2 - Task 1 - Monday 30/03/20 - Art
Design, create and label your own fantasy island. Include a key detailing the main areas of your island. Give your island a name, ensure your map has many different and detailed landmarks just like Alchemy Island.
Week 2 - Task 2 - Wednesday 01/04/20 - French
Draw your five favourite fruits and five favourite vegetables. Label your drawings with their names in French!
Keep practising the days of the week and numbers 1-31!
Week 2 - Task 3 - Friday 03/04/20 - Art/English
Design, draw and label your own fantasy creature that would live on your fantasy island. This could be a gryphon, mermaid, centaur, cyclops, giant, etc.
Then write a descriptive paragraph about your creature. Include:
- powerful verbs and adjectives
- expanded noun phrases!
Week 1 - Task 1 - Monday 23/03/20 - D.T
- make crystals from the Gem Well. This will require adult supervision as it involves boiling sugar syrup;
- make sludge from Fogwind Swamp; this can be done independently with adult consent.See instruction documents below!
Week 1 - Task 2 - Wednesday 25/03/20 - P.E/English
Write a non-chronological report explaining the rules of Hockey!
Your report should include:
- Pitch size
- Players per team
- Player positions
- Rules for fouls - for example, foot and stick tackles
- Short corners
- Long corners
- Penalty flick/Penalty shuffles
- Umpire’s cards
Remember these features for writing a non‑chronological report:
- Brief introduction
- Facts in fact boxes/paragraphs/bullet points
- Present tense
- Third person
- Formal language/tone.
Week 1 - Task 3 - Friday 27/03/20 - English
You have entered the portal at the Ancient Citadel to begin your quest to find treasures on the island. Write a diary entry, detailing your adventure, including the dangers you faced, the treasures you found and anything that or anyone who helped you through your journey.
Remember these features for diary-writing.
- Diary style (“Dear …”)
- First person
- Detailed descriptions
- Past tense
- Chronological order
- Informal language
Class Teacher - Mr Dalton
PPA Cover Teacher - Mrs Loi (Wednesday - Afternoon)
Other Adults - Miss Litchfield, Miss Houghton
P.E - Tuesday Afternoon (Indoor), Friday Afternoon (Outdoor). Please ensure correct Balliol P.E kit is worn along with hoodies and tracksuit bottoms for the cold winter months. Children will also need appropriate footwear for both the indoor and outdoor sessions.
Weekly Homework Information
- Reading. 15+ minutes daily. Please question your child about what they have read. A copy of our comprehension scheme with example questions is posted below.
- Spelling. Practice daily. Children receive 10 words a week. Test every Friday. Each child should have a 'Spelling Homework' book and 'Spelling Menu' sheet with a variety of activities to use when practising.
Children many also wish to use SpellingFrame to practice any spelling patterns they find difficult.
- Timestables. Practice as often as possible. TTRockstars is a great way to do this.
-Homework Books, Set every week (Maths one week, English the next) on a Friday. In for the following Thursday. These books are extremely precious and it is important they are kept safe and neat. The tasks set in them will link with the weeks work.
- MyMaths, Set every other week on a Friday. In for the following Friday. These tasks are important as they link with and consolidate the weeks maths lessons. MyMaths will be set on the same weeks as Maths Homework Book tasks are set.
- Topic Task, Set weekly every Friday. In for the following Friday (unless it is a larger task and requires two weeks to complete). Each homework sheet will be posted on this page every week.
- Examples of other optional home learning tasks may be found on our termly topic news letters.
Year 5 and 6 Spelling Words
Spelling Practice - Spelling Frame
We have recently begun to use Spelling Frame as an additional resource for practising spelling. This does not replace the children's weekly spelling words but is an extra tool that they can use to revise any spellings in a fun way.
Comprehension Scheme - Reading VIPERS
Maths Practice - Written Methods
A breakdown of the written methods for: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, that we teach at Balliol can be found in the front of the children's homework planners and there are video links below to show the steps to each method.
Most of the video links are American, with slightly different vocabulary than the children are used to, but they present each method well.
The school actively uses Pobble. This service that allows us to publish the children's writing work online to a safe and secure platform. This is a way for parents to see there child's work and even leave comments if they wish.
I will choose two Pobble authors every week and they will not only have their work published to Pobble but they will also receive rewards in school such as a Pobble lanyards and special pencils so that the whole school knows they are a published author.
You will need to give permission for your child's work to be published on Pobble. If you are unsure how to do this please feel free to speak to me.
Homework Set - Friday 13th March 2020 Due In - Friday 20th March 2020
Homework Set - Friday 6th March 2020 Due In - Friday 13th March 2020
Homework Set - Friday 27th February 2020 Due In - Friday 6th March 2020
Homework Set - Friday 7th February 2020 Due In - Friday 24th February 2020 (TOPIC TASK AFTER HALF TERM) (SPELLINGS AS NORMAL FOR A TEST ON THE 14TH FEB)
Homework Set - Friday 31st January 2020 Due In - Friday 7th February 2020
Homework Set - Friday 24th January 2020 Due In - Friday 31st January 2020 - NO TOPIC TASK THIS WEEK
Homework Set - Friday 17th January 2020 Due In - Friday 24th January 2020
Homework Set - Friday 10th January 2020 Due In - Friday 17th January 2020
Homework Set - Friday 13th December 2019 Due In - Friday 20th December 2019 - Spellings are repeated from the previous week. Test on Wednesday 18th December.
Homework Set - Friday 6th December 2019 Due In - Friday 13th December 2019
Homework Set - Friday 29th December 2019 Due In - Friday 6th December 2019
Homework Set - Friday 22nd November 2019 Due In - Friday 6th December 2019 (For Task 9) Spelling and MyMaths Are Due In Next Friday As Normal
Homework Set - Friday 8th November 2019 Due In - Friday 22nd November 2019
Homework Set - Friday 8th November 2019 Due In - Friday 15th November 2019
Homework Set - Friday 1st November 2019 Due In - Friday 8th November 2019
Homework Set - Friday 11th October 2019 Due In - Friday 18th October 2019
Homework Set - Friday 4th October 2019 Due In - Friday 11th October 2019
Homework Set - Friday 27th September 2019 Due In - Friday 4th October 2019
Homework Set - Friday 20th September 2019 Due In - Friday 27th September 2019
It's Harvest Time
Homework Set - Friday 13th September 2019 Due In - Friday 20th September 2019