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 Kodiak Bears

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.

Science Week  06.07.20 

Hello to you all! How are you? I hope you have managed to stay motivated through the month of June. Can you believe, it is already July? There is not long left now until the official end of the school year and though you have spent most of it in lockdown, I hope you are excited for the summer and the new academic year. You will be please to know that Mrs Mathieson and Mrs Gee will be your Year 6 teachers next year; they are both keen to get to know you all. 

Once again, I must praise you for all dedicated efforts from you this week.

In particular, these children have submitted great pieces of work, as well as demonstrating consistency this week: Zara, Sam, Maisie.W, Daniel, Max and Alexia. Well done for logging in everyday! 

I hope you are enjoying the book so far, keep up the great reading Year 5!

Click below to continue reading:

https://audioboom.com/publishing/embed_editor/playlists/4631084 

This week's project work has been organised by Mr Rosser, a very exciting Science project. Please download the PowerPoint to see what you can get up to this week. Remember to send in your work to the school office to share with us all. Have a great week, keep safe and keep smiling. 

Mrs Ali 

Music Week  29.06.20 

Hello my lovely Year 5 bears! Well done for the brilliant effort on Purple Mash this week, I enjoyed reading through your rainforest research work. I am also pleased with the super fraction revision that has taken place this week - it is great to see how hard you are trying to keep your maths skills strong and ready for when you do return to school. 

I hope you are enjoying the book so far, keep up the great reading Year 5!

Click below to continue reading:

https://audioboom.com/publishing/embed_editor/playlists/4631084 

This week's project work has been organised by Mr Hughes, a very exciting music project. Please download the PowerPoint to see what you can get up to this week. Remember to send in your work to the school office to share with us all. Have a marvellous week, keep safe and keep smiling. 

Mrs Ali 

PSHE Week  22.06.20 

Good morning Year 5! I hope you've enjoyed your weekend. Many thanks for all the hard work again this week, it is a true joy and gives me immense pride to give you feedback on all the lovely work that is being submitted on Purple Mash, as well as the project work. Scroll down the page to see some brilliant examples of work.

'A Pinch of Magic' by Michelle Harrison

I hope you are enjoying the book so far, keep up the great reading Year 5!

Click below to continue reading:

https://audioboom.com/publishing/embed_editor/playlists/4631084 

This week Mrs Dixon, our PSHE coordinator, has created an interesting project that focuses on your mental and physical wellbeing. What can you do this week to lift your spirits and feel more positive? Try out the techniques and send in your snaps to the school office. Wishing you a happy week, full of sunshine and laughter. Stay safe! 

Mrs Ali

Bobbi and her brother Colton have enjoyed daily bike rides, paddling at New Brighton and have spent time with Nannie and Grandad - well done to you both from sticking together and making the most of family time. A brilliant way of keeping active and well! See photos below:

RE (Religious Education) & 'A Pinch of Magic' by Michelle Harrison  15.06.20 

Hello my dear, lovely Kodiaks. The warm sunshine wasn't beaming brightly this week, with a bit of rain and a dip in temperature...however, do not let that dampen your mood. You have activities on Purple Mash, as well as  devoting some time to Mrs Simmon's lovely RE project this week. It is all about festivals.

This week's reading will kick off our new class book, read the blurb below: 

A Pinch of Magic by Michelle Harrison (Read by Nicky Diss)

Three magical objects with the power to change their fate. 

Will they be enough to break the curse? Or will they lead the sisters even deeper into danger?

On the mysterious, marsh-bound isle of Crowstone, three sisters – Betty, Fliss and Charlie – live imprisoned by a curse that has trapped their family for generations.

But each of the sisters holds a secret, three magical objects passed down to them, each with a different enchanted property: an old carpet bag, a nest of dolls and a gilt-framed mirror. Together they hope to use their inheritance to defeat the curse upon them.

When they encounter a stranger, a prisoner, who claims to hold secret knowledge about the curse he’s willing to trade – for a price – the sisters must decide who to trust and discover whether the objects they keep hold the key to their freedom or a path to unimaginable peril.

Chapter 1: https://audioboom.com/playlists/4631084

Unfortunately, the emails are still down in Wirral schools. We are hoping to have them working again tomorrow. PE photos and videos from last week will be published as soon as we can.

Remember to submit your photos and work to: schooloffice@townfield.wirral.sch.ukIf you need any help or just want to chat, remember you can message me on Purple Mash. Have a good week! 

Mrs Ali 

Happy Friday Kodiaks! Once again, I must praise you for all dedicated efforts from you this week.

In particular, these children have submitted many outstanding pieces of work, as well as demonstrating consistency this week: Zara, Sam, Maisie, Max, Daniel, Lee and Leon. Be proud of your learning attitudes and excellence in all tasks! 

I have shared some great examples of RE work from Purple Mash below, remember to send in any RE project work to the office. Have a lovely weekend, the sun is due to make more of an appearance so try to get outdoors to soak in the lovely warmth. As always, stay safe! 

Mrs Ali

P.E Project 08.06.20

Hello Kodiaks! I hope you had a great weekend. I am so proud of you all for being consistent with your online work and striving through a challenging time. Let's push ourselves to make it to the top again with the highest number of children in a class on Purple Mash. 

This week we continue with yet another super fun whole school project: Miss Owen, our P.E coordinator, has created an inspirational powerpoint to help guide you through. Remember to submit your photos and work to: schooloffice@townfield.wirral.sch.uk.

Have a lovely week, here's hoping the weather improves!

Mrs Ali

Here are some great examples of work from last week's PE project. As the school's e-mail system was not working last week, we were unable to receive or upload any videos or images you may have sent in. If you have any project work, please do share them with us! Take a look at Sam, Bobbi and Zak's videos to see what physical activities they did to join in with the PE project. Well done, a super effort! 

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Design & Technology 01.06.20 

Hello and welcome back Kodiaks! How are you? What fabulous weather we have experienced over the half-term break? I hope you've had a great break enjoying the warm sunshine and spending quality time with your family. Thank you for you fantastic engagement on Purple Mash last term. We truly finished on a high, with our class having the highest number of users! Keep it up! Can we do it again? I think we can! 

 We kick this week off with a fantastic project by Mrs Carr, our DT subject coordinator (design & technology), who has created a fun set of activities about EGGS! I am very excited to see your creations. Remember to complete all tasks on Purple Mash too; please send in you photos and project work to the school office (label with your name and class name)

Stay safe Kodiaks! 

Mrs Ali

History Project 18.05.20

Thank you for your engagement on Purple Mash, this week we had 20 Kodiaks complete online learning tasks. As part of the Art Week focus, it was great to read the research some of you completed and well done if you handed in some art work - inspired by nature and summer! 

This week, Mr Hughes, has put together a superb History project...WW2! In Year 5, we have really enjoyed learning about WW2 (remember your entry point day dressed up as evacuee children!) but through the unique activities in this project, you will further your knowledge and understanding about the biggest global war to have happened!  Remember to send in your pictures to the school office. Click the powerpoint below to get started.

Have a great week! Stay safe Kodiaks. 

Mrs Ali 

Art Project (11.05.20 - 15.05.20)

Hello Kodiaks! Hope you enjoyed the bank holiday weekend and spent some time taking in the beautiful sunshine.

This week's project, created by Mrs Mathieson, is all about nature-inspired creations by Andy Goldsworthy. 

Send in photos and completed activites to the school office. Enjoy! 

Geography Project

04.05.20 - 08.05.20

Hope you have had a great weekend Kodiaks. You are doing a brilliant job at keeping safe and well!  Remember to continue reading at home and logging on to Purple Mash each day to complete learning tasks. Take some time to excercise and enjoy the sunshine! If you have completed your computing project work, please email your work into school. 

This week Miss Williams has put together a great project to help you explore the planet you live on. 

Please send in all your project work to  schooloffice@townfield.wirral.sch.uk.

Feel free to message me on the class blog if you need any support.

Stay safe Year 5!

Mrs Ali 

Computing Project

27.04.20 - 01.05.20

Hope you've had a fantastic weekend enjoying the sunshine. Are you ready for this week's exciting new project?! This week you will learn about ANIMATION! You will get your hands into some creative animation techniques and you can also create a stop-animation video! CLICK ON THE POWERPOINT below to start!

Remember to send in your work to the school office and clearly mark your name and class: schooloffice@townfield.wirral.sch.uk.

Looking forward to some amazing computing work! 

Stay safe! 

Science Project

Hope you are all well and have enjoyed the sunshine over the Easter holiday. It looks like the gorgeous weather is set to continue which is perfect for a wonderful bird project, Mr Rosser, our science leader, has planned for this week. It has been posted on your child's class page as well as the 'Home Learning' page.

We would love to see the work your children complete and would like to display this on the class pages on our school website. Please send photos, drawings, writing to the school office email  - schooloffice@townfield.wirral.sch.uk.Please clearly mark the subject box with your child's year group and teacher's name. If you send photographs of your child we will presume that you are happy for them to feature on the school website. If you do not want their face to appear please make this clear. 

DT Project

 Miley-Grace has sent in a brilliant collage of all the eggs-citing activities she has done at home. The boiled eggs and toast look very appetisiting! 

Bobbi and her brother Colton had heaps of fun and laughter creating a cake.

A fantastic effort to both! 

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History Project 

Thank you for you fantastic history project work, take a look at some brilliant pieces of work sent in from Sam, Bobbi and Zach. Click on the images and video to see more. Well done!

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Art Project

Zach has used materials from the garden to create an eye. He sketched it first and used pine cones, stones of different colours, leaves and sticks to make his creation. Check out his final piece....in awe Zach. Excellent design process and final piece of art! 

VE Day celebrations 2020

To mark the end of WW2, VE day is celebrated every year across the nation. Lee has painted his front window with a union jack to celebrate. A great job Lee! 

Learn more about VE day below:

This short film explains what VE Day and VJ Day were, and the events that led to the end of the war: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-ve-day/z7xtmfr 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/48201749

Geography Project

Zach has submitted a wonderful piece of geography work, can you guess what his project is about?

A fanatastic effort Zach and a lovely, bright smile too! Keep it up!

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Computing Project

Have you had a go at creating some animation? Remember to send in any finished work to the school office. Sam has added a voiceover to a computer game:

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Science Project 

We hope you've enjoyed learning about birds! Take a look at Sam and Zach's amazing project work below: 

Zach has created a bird-feeder and a poster all about ROBINS! Well done Zach, a brilliant drawing and super facts. The bird - feeder is a wonderful way to attract beautful birds to your garden.  Keep it up! 

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Sam has researched some great facts and has drawn a fantastic picture of a BLUEBIRD! Amazing effort Sam! 

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Stephanie has been doing some bird spotting and has spotted a Great Tit in her bird bath! Well done for capturing the moment. 

Story Time: 01.06.20

Click on the link below to listen to a story. Let me know what you think. Enjoy! 

Rent Party Jazz by William Miller 

Before reading:

 1. Why is it important to help people in your community in times of need? Can you share any stories about a time when people in your community came together to help someone in need?

2. What do you know about Jazz?

https://youtu.be/JvKaVLLXa30 

This story is set in New Orleans in the 1930s. Sonny and his mother are scraping by to pay their rent. Mama works in a fish canning factory, and Sonny works for the coal man before school each morning. When Mama loses her job, they no longer have enough money for the rent and fear that the landlord will turn them out. One day Sonny meets Smilin’ Jack, a jazz musician who is playing his trumpet in Jackson Square. Smilin’ Jack offers to play at a party at Sonny’s house to help raise money for the rent. The neighbours all come to sing and dance and before they leave, drop some coins in a bucket. Sonny learns how people can help one another “if they put their minds and hearts to it.”

 Reading for Pleasure:

Reading is so fun! Everyday find somewhere warm and cosy, whether it’s in bed, on a beanbag, in the garden or on the sofa and read. Whether you are reading fiction, comics, graphic novels, magazines or leaflets. Reading is reading and it’s all worthwhile. 

The MORE you READ the MORE things you will KNOW. The MORE that you LEARN, the MORE places YOU will GO - Dr Seuss

First News:

Are you keeping up to date with current affairs? Take the time to understand important global events: click on the First News link to access the latest newspaper! 

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Mr Stink read by David Walliams - Free Audio book

Click on the picture below to listen:

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 

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:

 

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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