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Welcome to

Kodiak 

Class page!

Here you can find out what we've been up to and what's coming up. We hope you enjoy looking at our wonderful work. Please visit again soon to follow our learning journey through the year. 

Our class teacher is Mrs Ali

Online learning during school closure 2020:

Please remember to regularly check your child's class page for updates.

At Townfield Purple Mash and Times Table Rock Stars are our primary online learning platforms, login everyday to see activities for English, Maths, Science and all other subject areas.

Click on links below to login: 

https://play.ttrockstars.com/

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/townfield

We have now set up a Class Blog on Purple Mash so that we can keep in touch with each other. You will find it by clicking on the Sharing icon and then Shared Blogs.

Your child will be set tasks through Purple Mash on a daily basis:

  • English (spelling, punctuation & grammar, writing or guided reading task. 
  • Maths (consolidation of Year 5 Maths skills) 

In addition, there are fantastic free resources online to support online learning during school closure, see Mrs Ali's top recomendations below:

 Reading for Pleasure:

Click the picture below to listen to some delightful stories alongside creatively produced illustrations! Keep checking the page for weekly updates!

Delve into a classic story, click on the book below to be whisked away to an audio book: 

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle 

Here are some more great alternatives for you:

Snappsy the Alligator by Julie Falatko 

Click on the picture below to listen:

 

Mr Stink read by David Walliams - Free Audio book

Click on the picture below to listen:

Maths:

The White Rose Maths Team has prepared a series of five maths lessons for each year group from Year 1-8. They  will be adding five more each week for the next few weeks. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully: 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ 

Why not try some Active Maths lessons at home, you can set these up in your living room or garden too: 

This game is a simple at home version of the TV favourite and can be played with any number of players.

What you need to play:

  • 4 ‘large number’ cards with the numbers 25, 50, 75 and 100 on them
  • A set of cards with the digits 1-10 on them, with at least two cards for each number

 

  • Salute - This simple game is all about bringing together verbalisation and maths. 

What you need to play:

  • Two willing participants
  • Cards numbered 1-10 (these can be made from a sheet of paper)

How to play:

  • Step 1: The game starts with the two players facing each other. Each person selects a numbered card and sticks it on their forehead, so the other player can see. 
  • Step 2: The person leading the game gives a statement, such as what the sum of the two numbers is, the difference between the two or the product of the two etc….. 
  • Step 3: Each player has to work out what number is on their own card, based on what is written on the other person’s head and the rule given. 

  •  The Yes/No Game

This is another simple game that is loved by children in classrooms across the country!

What you need to play: A series of cards/pieces of paper

​How to play:

  • Step 1: Both players put a card on their head. It could have a number on it, a shape etc…. 
  • Step 2: The first player asks a question which can only be answered with ‘yes’ or ‘no’. E.g. ‘Am I odd?’ ‘Am I under 20?’ ‘Do I have 4 sides?’ etc…..
  • Step 3: They keep asking questions until the get the answer correct, or they run out of turns (you can set the number of turns they get at the beginning of the game). Then it is time for the other player to have a go.

The yes & no maths game for kids

This is a very simple game that will help your child practice their arithmetic skills, and it is a game they can play with a group of friends. 

What you need to play: A pack of playing cards (The number cards only)

How to play:

  • Step 1: Each player picks 4 number cards at random from the pile. 
  • Step 2: They then need to find a way to manipulate the 4 digits using any of the 4 operations (+, -, x, ÷) so the end result is 24 For example, if they chose 4, 7, 8, 8, they could do (7 – (8÷8) x 4 = 24)
  • Step 3: If nobody is able to reach 24, you can make it closest wins! 

English (Reading & Writing):

Mr Stink read by David Walliams - Free Audio book https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/56498410&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true 

Story Online -  award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. https://www.storylineonline.net/

Literacy Company - https://www.theliteracycompany.co.uk/free-resources/   

Literacy Counts - https://literacycounts.co.uk/free-home-learning/

Continue to practise the Year 5/6 Common Expception Words: https://cdn.oxfordowl.co.uk/2019/08/29/13/56/09/5a42eb6a-f57f-4dc4-a66e-bd4c5e27e4b7/SpellingWordList_Y5-6.pdf

 

Science: 

Have a go at these fun science practicals at home:

  • DIY Lava lamps 
  • How to grow a rainbow
  • Grow your Own Crystals

 

Year 5 London Trip 5th - 7th February 2020

Our trip to London was a great experience; we visited many landmarks including the Monument, Buckingham Palace, 10 Downing Street and Tower Bridge. We even faced our fears and went up the London Eye and also visited St Paul's Cathedral where we learnt about the St Paul's Cathedral Watch that protected the cathedal during the Blitz. We went aboard HMS Belfast and explored all decks of the ship that was once used during the war. We had the opportunity to learn about how the War was won under Winston Chushill's leadership when we were able to walk through the many rooms of the Churchill War Rooms. We even cruised down the Thames on a boat and were able to view a 1pm gun salute at Tower of London whilst eating our lunch!

Year 5 World War 2 Entry Point Day

In order to truly immerse ourselves into our topic this term, we have come to school dressed as an evacuees. We started the day listening to Neville Chamberlain make a public announcement to the British people and  Winston Churchill speak in his most famous and rousing speech about the 'finest hour' . We have learnt why evacuation took place, where they had to move to and how difficult it was for the young children to adapt to the drastic changes that took place. Furthermore, we've been learning about what evacuees would have packed and thought about what essential and non-essential items we would pack ourselves. We have watched clips of Carrie's War and Goodnight Mr Tom in order to further empathise with the challenges children and families faced around the UK. We listened to the Air Raid siren in class and practised 'duck and cover' under our tables - this was very exciting! In the afternoon, we got to be evacuated! Mrs Ali evacuated us out of our classroom and placed us in different classrooms around the school - this was to help us write a letter to our loved ones back home in London. A fantastic day enjoyed by us all!  

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Important information & recent news

Christmas Fair 2019

We had a fun afternoon playing games with our friends and winning prizes! Some of us met Santa in his grotto too! 

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Year 5 Christmas Songs:

Practise for the concert is in full flow, however can you please take some time to practise the lyrics and signing for the christmas songs, so children are fluent with the words for their performance on Wednesday 12th. The children have been given lyrics, but you can also access them through a link at the bottom of this page. 

P.E Lessons

Our outdoor PE session is Monday.

Our indoor PE session is Thursday.

Please make sure P.E kits stay in school all week. Tracksuits (please see school newsletter for more information) will be needed as the weather starts to get a bit colder!

Home-learning Tasks

A home-learning task is given out on a Friday and should be returned completed on the following Tuesday.

Each week there will be either a Maths or English task connected to the work we will be doing in class that week. 

Times Tables Rock Stars

Every child has a unique username and password for Times Table Rock Stars (TTRS). Your child can practise their speed and accuracy in a fun and engaging way. The app can be downloaded onto home devices for access at home. 

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school  

Reading

Please also try to read every night! Reading records will need a minimum of 3 reads recorded in the reading record. Children who show enthusiastic reading and achieve 5 times in a week, will be entered into the ‘Strive for Five’ draw.

Spelling

 In Year 5, we practise the Year 5/6 Common Exception Words.Spellings can be practised every night using the look, say, cover, write, check method. Spelling tests are every Wednesday and test the weekly spellings as presented in the spelling list:

Magic Maths

Mrs Ali's Maths Group - This week you will need to practise converting between measures - refer to the handout you were given to practice the skills. A copy of the sheets can be downloaded below:

English

Our English writing is based around the book King Kong by Anthony Browne. It is based on the story of the giant gorilla and his dramatic adventures including the rescue of a beautiful lady in distress and battles with dinosaurs, it ends with the iconic final moment on the Empire State Building.

51Z4ZVY64VL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_We have written similes and metaphors about Kongs eyes, hands and jaw. Here are some examples:

His eyes are like flames, burning with raging anger. - Lee
His eyes are like burning magma, streaming violently. - Christopher
His eyes look like immense fire, burning with anger. - Stephanie
His eyes are like an eruption of volcanic lava. - Harry

His jaw is like a crocodile devouring it's prey. - Ethan 

We have written some fantastic expanded noun phrases using the images in the book (2a/4a sentences): 

The gloomy, swamp-like water sits besides the cold, mouldy rock. - Rocco 

The unfortunate beast, sits in tight, metal chains and he stares at his love one more time. - Rocco

Our last English topic we wrote newspaper reports, based on the book The London Eye Mystery. Here are some fantastic examples, have a read below: 

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Maths

This week we will be learning how  to multiply and divide a number/decimal number by 10,100 and 1000. we used a place value grid to understand how the digits move to the left/right: 

IMG_0255[1](1)This week we have been learning about factors, prime numbers and square numbers. Here is a snapshot of some active maths: using counters to demonstrate a square number in the shape of an array. We have demonstrated that prime numbers are unique; as they unable to form an array. We have also identifed cube numbers, using multlink cubes to build larger cubes:

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Science

Our current topic is ‘Materials and their Properties’. We have been testing different objects for electrical conductivity, magnetism and thermal conductivity. We have also been testing different materials for thier solubility in water: 

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P.E (Dance)

In our P.E lesson this week, we learnt three key features of the Lindy Hop and created a routine. Here are some examples: 

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R.E

In R.E this term we have been learning about Islam:

  • Why is Muhammed important to Muslims?
  • How do Muslims express their beliefs through practices?
  • What is the role of the mosque?
  • What is the Qu’ran and why is it important to Muslims?

We've learnt how many times a day a muslim must pray and tried out the movesments as a class: 

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IMG_0080[1]Topic: Liverpool

In our music lessons, we have been learning the tune and lyrics of ‘Penny Lane’ by the Beatles We have also had the opportunity to use the glockenspiels to sing whilst playing the tune of Penny Lane:

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School Trip - British Music Experience & Liverpool Museum

As part of the learning in our topic lessons, we had the opportunity to learn about music through the ages and learn about the history of Liverpool too: 

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Christmas with the Kodiaks 

We have been busy getting ready for the festivities this year, by following our tradition of making classroom decorations. This year we made wreaths! 

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