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School Closure Home Learning

08.07.20

Outstanding Owls,

Unbelievably, we are now only two weeks away from the summer holidays. Ordinarily, you would experience ‘Shuffle Up Day’ with Team Kestrels over the coming week, yet we find ourselves in exceptional circumstances. This week, alongside the daily bitesize and spelling offer, we are asking all pupils to complete an ‘All about me…’ activity, so that your new teacher (Mr McMorrin) can begin to be introduced to the new Kestrels.

  • You could write a letter to Mr McMorrin to introduce yourself. This could include information about: your interests; your hobbies; what you are looking forward to during year six; concerns; questions and much, much more! If hand written, remember to make a fantastic first impression with Manor Fields handwriting. Please email typed, or handwritten letters to: grace.mair@manorfields.wilts.sch.uk and I will ensure Mr McMorrin receives them.
  • Alternatively, you could complete one of the attached templates below. After saving your completed template, please email to : grace.mair@manorfields.wilts.sch.uk and again, I will ensure Mr McMorrin receives them.  Template 1 Template 2

Spelling

Week 5 (Term 3B)

Session 1: Read the PowerPoint (introducing this week’s spelling rule) and complete the handwriting activity.

Session 2: Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check. Remember to write a sentence, with each spelling word, afterwards.

Session 3: Word Search. 

Word Map

Remember to continue to practise the Year 3 and 4 and Year 5 and 6 statutory spelling lists as well as the spellings listed on the Term 3B spelling overview.

 

 

School Closure Home Learning

01.07.20

Outstanding Owls,

I do hope that you have all had a wonderful week; thank you for sharing your photos of the online art tutorial. Your creations were fantastic!

Bitesize

This week, continue to use the BBC Bitesize website to complete your home learning. As before, please feel free to try the Year 6 lessons, if you feel you need an additional challenge, and, at times, the Year 5 lessons may be too challenging so you could try an alternative year group.

Spelling

Week 4 (Term 3B)

Session 1: Read the PowerPoint (introducing this week’s spelling rule) and complete the handwriting activity.

Session 2: Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check. Remember to write a sentence, with each spelling word, afterwards.

Session 3: Word Search. 

Crack the Code

Remember to continue to practise the Year 3 and 4 and Year 5 and 6 statutory spelling lists as well as the spellings listed on the Term 3B spelling overview.

 

 

School Closure Home Learning

24.06.20

Feeling creative?

The week ahead is predicted to be very warm; perfect timing to complete a calming (and perhaps cooling?) online art tutorial during the scorching afternoons. Click to watch the tutorials and follow the instructions.

We would love to celebrate your artistic achievements: send photos to the Manor Field’s Instagram page, or directly to my email (grace.mair@manorfields.wilts.sch.uk).

Art Tutorial 1

Art Tutorial 2

Bitesize

This week, continue to use the BBC Bitesize website to complete your home learning. As before, please feel free to try the Year 6 lessons, if you feel you need an additional challenge, and, at times, the Year 5 lessons may be too challenging so you could try an alternative year group.

Spelling

Week 3 (Term 3B)

Session 1: Read the PowerPoint (introducing this week’s spelling rule) and complete the handwriting activity.

Session 2: Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check. Remember to write a sentence, with each spelling word, afterwards.

Session 3: Word Search. 

Code Word Jumble

Remember to continue to practise the Year 3 and 4 and Year 5 and 6 statutory spelling lists as well as the spellings listed on the Term 3B spelling overview.

 

 

 

 

 

School Closure Home Learning

17.06.20

Outstanding Owls,

I do hope that you have all had a lovely week; thank you for continuing to persevere with your lockdown learning. Last week, I posted a cryptic message. Grand reveal: Hello Owls. I miss you all. Keep safe, positive and happy.

Sadly, this week, we say goodbye to Daisy B, who begins her new adventure across the Irish sea. I know that Daisy was very pleased to receive your pictures and messages within her goodbye card. For Daisy’s final farewell, I have arranged a Zoom chat @ 9am on Thursday 18th June. It would be lovely to see as many of you as possible, so that we can say goodbye and good luck to Daisy. Parents and carers will receive the Zoom meeting details via text message.

 

Bitesize

This week, continue to use the BBC Bitesize website to complete your home learning. As before, please feel free to try the Year 6 lessons, if you feel you need an additional challenge, and, at times, the Year 5 lessons may be too challenging so you could try an alternative year group.

 

Spelling

Week 2 (Term 3B)

If possible, I would follow our usual teaching sequence:

Session 1: Read the PowerPoint (introducing this week’s spelling rule) and complete the handwriting activity.

Session 2: Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check. Remember to write a sentence, with each spelling word, afterwards.

Session 3: Word Search. 

Juggling Muddle

Remember to continue to practise the Year 3 and 4 and Year 5 and 6 statutory spelling lists as well as the spellings listed on the new Term 3B spelling overview.

 

School Closure Home Learning

10.06.20

 

This week, continue to use the BBC Bitesize website to complete your home learning. As before, please feel free to try the Year 6 lessons, if you feel you need an additional challenge, and, at times, the Year 5 lessons may be too challenging so you could try an alternative year group.

 

Spelling

Week 1 (Term 3B)

If possible, I would follow our usual teaching sequence:

Session 1: Read the PowerPoint (introducing this week’s spelling rule) and complete the handwriting activity.

Session 2: Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check. Remember to write a sentence, with each spelling word, afterwards.

Session 3: Word Search

Creating Mnemonics

Remember to continue to practise the Year 3 and 4 and Year 5 and 6 statutory spelling lists as well as the spellings listed on the new Term 3B spelling overview.

 

 

School Closure Home Learning

03.06.20

Hello Owls,

Joyful June is here and I cannot believe that, for most of you, it has been over two months since you were last in school. This week, many Year 6, Year 1 and Year R children have returned to school. You may be feeling frustrated that it is not yet your turn, and some of you may even have siblings who have returned, without you: it is ok to feel disapointed, yet know that all the staff at Manor Fields miss you, and we are very much looking forward to your return.

Over the coming weeks, I now have the new challenge of teaching the Year 2 and Year 3 key worker children: we have named ourselves the Eagles! 

I do hope that you have all had a wonderful half term break: the weather has been wonderful! Over the next fornight, my hope is to speak to you all over the telephone; I'd love to hear about your half term adventures and achievements. 

This week, continue to use the BBC Bitesize website to complete your home learning. As before, please feel free to try the Year 6 lessons, if you feel you need an additional challenge, and, at times, the Year 5 lessons may be too challenging so you could try an alternative year group.

 

Spelling

Week 6 (Term 3A)

If possible, I would follow our usual teaching sequence:

Session 1: Read the PowerPoint (introducing this week’s spelling rule) and complete the handwriting activity.

Session 2: Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check. Remember to write a sentence, with each spelling word, afterwards.

Session 3: Word Search.

Remember to continue to practise the Year 3 and 4 and Year 5 and 6 statutory spelling lists as well as the spellings listed on the Term 3A spelling overview.

 

School Closure Home Learning

20.05.20

Hello Owls,

You all continue to all be outstanding lockdown learners. This week, I have thoroughly enjoyed reading emails, and viewing Instagram posts that share your creative learning at home: imaginative information texts; thought-provoking poems; marvellous bakes; inventive constructions and much, much, more! (Some of you have even self-assessed your learning using pink and green highlighters!)

This week, continue to use the BBC Bitesize website to complete your home learning. As before, please feel free to try the Year 6 lessons, if you feel you need additional challenge, and, at times, the Year 5 lessons may be too challenging so you could try an alternative year group.

 

Week 5 (Term 3A)

If possible, I would follow our usual teaching sequence:

Session 1: Read the PowerPoint (introducing this week’s spelling rule) and complete the handwriting activity.

Session 2: Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check. Remember to write a sentence, with each spelling word, afterwards.

Session 3: Code Word Jumble Puzzle. Word Search.

Remember to continue to practise the Year 3 and 4 and Year 5 and 6 statutory spelling lists as well as the spellings listed on the Term 3A spelling overview.

 

 

School Closure Home Learning

13.05.20

Hello Owls,

Thank you for continuing your learning at home; I understand that it may be difficult at times but continue to persevere. This week, I have organised a Zoom meeting @2pm on Thursday 14th May. This will give us all an opportunity to see each other, say hello and play a virtual game. Hopefully, your parents have received the details to enter the meeting, via text message. Parents and carers, If you have not yet received the logon details, please email: grace.mair@manorfields.wilts.sch.uk and I will forward the details.

This week, continue to use the BBC Bitesize website to complete your home learning. As before, please feel free to try the Year 6 lessons, if you feel you need an additional challenge, and, at times, the Year 5 lessons may be too challenging so you could try an alternative year group.

Fractions! Fractions! Fractions!

Fractions can be an area of learning that many children find particularly challenging. Recently, I have had a resource recommended to me which is very helpful when learning about fractions.

Fractions LKS2:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQqF8sn28L9wBDTntZEccZohH-JPun2eU

Fractions UKS2:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQqF8sn28L9xBmQclRrb8YjcM-pzxHjfk

It would be lovely if you could find time at home, to take part in the online maths lessons, to further improve your fractions knowledge.

 

The ‘William Lamb’ Athletics Challenge 2020

 

Week 4 (Term 3A)

If possible, I would follow our usual teaching sequence:

Session 1: Read the PowerPoint (introducing this week’s spelling rule) and complete the handwriting activity.

Session 2: Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check. Remember to write a sentence, with each spelling word, afterwards.

Session 3: Crack The Code. Word Search.

Remember to continue to practise the Year 3 and 4 and Year 5 and 6 statutory spelling lists as well as the spellings listed on the Term 3A spelling overview.

 

School Closure Home Learning

06.05.20

Hello Owls,

I do hope that you are all safe and well. This week, I begin my message with an apology. I have not been able to phone you this week, as I had mentioned in my previous message. Although I am safe and well, I will be self-isolating, as my brother-in-law (who is staying with us) is a little bit poorly. Sadly, this means that I will not be able to be in school for the next two weeks.

Parents and carers, if you feel that you, or your child, would benefit from a phone call over the course of the next two weeks, please feel free to contact the school (01722 322832) and a member of staff will happily return your call.

This week, continue to use the BBC Bitesize website to complete your home learning. Please feel free to try the Year 6 lessons, if you feel you need additional challenge, and, at times, the Year 5 lessons may be too challenging so you could try an alternative year group.

This Friday (8th) marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day. VE Day took place on 8 May 1945 and saw people celebrate peace in Europe after years of conflict. As we will all be staying safe at home for this event, I have attached a VE Day pack with a range of activities for you to try at home.

Other useful resources and packs

Apple for the Teacher There are lots of VE activities available to download from this site.  You can sign up for free access to lots of resources to support learning about VE day.

Royal British Legion Activity packs for KS2, KS3 and Home learning.

English Heritage A pack to have a Stay at Home Street Party

https://ve-vjday75.gov.uk/ Ideas for how to commemorate VE day at home

Also, Create to Connect is a month-long set of creative challenges to do at home, established by 64 Million Artists. They’ve created free downloadable activity packs for community leaders, teachers and families to run challenges locally including a school pack.

The Get Creative Festival also normally takes place in May and has moved online this year with #GetCreativeAtHome. Over 200 participatory activities are now listed on the website, including the biggest life drawing class ever, and a new series of online masterclasses by leading artists including Sir Antony Gormley and features artist.

Lastly, Mrs Hardingham is always available to support children at this difficult time and the following link https://en.calameo.com/read/000777721945cfe5bb9cc?authid=Xu9pcOzU3TQx will enable you to access a helpful resource.

Week 3 (Term 3A)

If possible, I would follow our usual teaching sequence:

Session 1: Read the PowerPoint (introducing this week’s spelling rule) and complete the handwriting activity.

Session 2: Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check. Remember to write a sentence, with each spelling word, afterwards.

Session 3: Snakes and Ladders. Word Search.

Remember to continue to practise the Year 3 and 4 and Year 5 and 6 statutory spelling lists as well as the spellings listed on the Term 3A spelling overview.

 

 

 

School Closure Home Learning

29.04.20

Hello Owls, 

I do hope that you are all well and have enjoyed another week at home. Yesterday, I spent the day in school: it's just not the same without you all there! The highlight of my week has to be our Zoom chat. It was so lovely to see all of your faces, and I very much enjoyed our game of bingo: congratulations to Emily our bingo winner! 

This week, we shall continue to use the BBC Bitesize website to complete our home learning. The feedback received, with regards to BBC Bitesize, has been positive. Next Tuesday (May 5th) and Wednesday (May 6th) I shall be phoning you all again so that you can tell me all about your learning and achievements, as well as any support that you may need.

As before, I have attached this week's spelling activities below. Do remember to continue practising your spellings regularly, as well as your times tables!

I am always here if you need help or support; I am looking forward to speaking to you all again next week. 

Take care all of you, 

Mrs Griffiths

Week 2 (Term 3A)

If possible, I would follow our usual teaching sequence:

Session 1: Read the PowerPoint (introducing this week’s spelling rule) and complete the handwriting activity.

Session 2: Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check. Remember to write a sentence, with each spelling word, afterwards.

Session 3: Spelling maze. Word Search.

Remember to continue to practise the Year 3 and 4 and Year 5 and 6 statutory spelling lists as well as the spellings listed on the Term 3A spelling overview.

 

School Closure Home Learning

22.04.20

Owls,

I do hope that you have all had a lovely holiday and have been enjoying the warmer weather. I have spent the Easter holiday gardening (not something I do often) and, with a little help from Mr Griffiths, I put up a blind and curtain in my living room. I may have eaten a few chocolate eggs as well!

I continue to enjoy reading your comments on the school webpage as well as all of the pictures and videos appearing on the school Instagram page: manor_fields.

This week, for home learning, we will be trialling something a little different. BBC Bitesize have launched daily lessons, and each day, they will upload three new lessons for Year 5. The lessons consist of teaching videos, slide shows and activities.

Let's get started!

Search for BBC Bitesize and click to enter the webpage.

Click on ‘Start a lesson’.

Click on Year 5.

Click on one of the displayed lessons, for that day, and begin.

To download the related activities, click on the images.

On weekdays, there will also be daily shows produced for the BBC's iPlayer and Red Button services.

Below, I have also shared the spelling activities for you to complete this week. Continue to persevere, and remember, if you feel yourself becoming frustrated, take a short break. Do use the comments section of the webpage to share any questions about the learning: I will do my very best to help you.

Enjoy your week.

Mrs Griffiths

 

 

Week 1 (Term 3A)

If possible, I would follow our usual teaching sequence:

Session 1: Read the PowerPoint (introducing this week’s spelling rule) and complete the handwriting activity.

Session 2: Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check. Remember to write a sentence, with each spelling word, afterwards.

Session 3: Crossword. Word Search.

Remember to continue to practise the Year 3 and 4 and Year 5 and 6 statutory spelling lists as well as the spellings listed on the Term 3A spelling overview.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Closure Home Learning

01.04.20

 

FAQS: How much learning should my child complete each week? Printing? Guest book? Easter home learning?


Parents and carers,
This week, I have had a few questions about the amount of learning to be completed each week. I understand, that for many parents and carers, you continue to work from home, and support your child with their learning throughout the day. The learning activities, uploaded each Wednesday, are from the Year 5 curriculum, with many activities covering objectives from the curriculum that have been previously taught. Please do not feel that all activities must be completed; I’d rather each child learnt independently for one hour per day and completed what they can, to the best of their ability, in this time.


Please do not feel that all activities need to be printed in order for the children to be able to complete them. With many of the activities, if technology permits, the children could look at the question on the screen (much like the school interactive whiteboard) and answer in their provided book.


Please continue to use the guestbook to ask any questions about the learning, or to just say hello. Do not worry if your comment does not appear immediately, as if you submit a comment, it will be sent for approval before appearing on the web page. Mostly, I will respond to your comment via the web page, however, it may be that I contact you via email or phone, if the need arises.

Thank you for your continued support,


Mrs Griffiths

 

Owls,

I do hope that your first ‘home schooling’ week has been successful. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your comments on the school web page as well as all of the pictures and videos appearing on the school Instagram page: manor_fields.

On the days that I have not been in school, I have enjoyed spending time with Mr Griffiths and Bruce. I have baked two cakes and spent many hours cleaning and reorganising- you all know I quite enjoy this! Twice a week, we now have a family quiz night with my parents and sisters on FaceTime- I’ve not yet won a round!

This week, my plan is to begin a new book. Do share a short book review in the comments section if you have any superb recommendations.

Below, I have shared a range of activities for you to complete this week. Continue to persevere, and remember, if you feel yourself becoming frustrated, take a short break. Do use the comments section of the web page to share any questions about the learning: I will do my very best to help you.

I read, earlier in the week, that Shakespeare wrote King Lear whilst in quarantine, during the Great Plague, and Isaac Newton began his ground breaking discoveries- you are all capable of wonderful achievements too.

Enjoy your week with your family.

Mrs Griffiths

 

Reading

Enjoy reading a book to yourself or a family member each day.

Remember to practise reading aloud with fluency and expression.

I have also included a reading comprehension activity. I suggest writing your responses in your school closure book.

Reading booklet

Reading answer booklet (questions) and answers: there are two difficulty levels this week: Hot or Spicy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spelling

 

 

Week 6 (Term 2b)

If possible, I would follow our usual teaching sequence:

Session 1: Read the PowerPoint (introducing this week’s spelling rule) and complete the handwriting activity.

Session 2: Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check. Remember to write a sentence, with each spelling word, afterwards.

Session 3: Letter Tiles. Word Search.

Remember to continue to practise the Year 3 and 4 and Year 5 and 6 statutory spelling lists as well as the spellings listed on the Term 2B spelling overview.

Maths

Arithmetic: Test 2

Times Tables: Ultimate Division Challenge

Compare fractions

Ordering fractions

Equivalent fractions

Adding fractions with different denominator

Subtracting fractions with different denominators

Complete as many of the questions as you can. Remember, if you are finding a question too tricky, move on, you can always return to it later.

Answers at the end of each document

English

First, read the biography about Ernest Shackleton. This is a Year 5 WAGOLL (What A Good One Looks Like). The text is highlighted and annotated with success criteria. Challenge yourself to use a range of Year 5 success criteria in your own biography.

Learn about the features of a biography before beginning your writing.

Before writing your biography, you must research, research, research! This template may help with your research. The more you know about the individual’s life and achievements, the more detail you will be able to share in your writing.

You can choose the person that you would like to write about, here are some suggestions: Stephen Hawking, Michele Obama, Anne Frank, Neil Armstrong. There are many, many more! Choose an individual that inspires you.

It is important that you continue to use Manor Fields handwriting!

Additional files to help:

TIPTOP paragraphs

Adverbials

Topic

 

Science: Earth and Space- Lesson Two

Planetary Poster- In the correct order from the Sun, create a diagram of the planets. Include one or two facts for each planet.

Planetary Fact Cards

Additional home learning activities

A list of useful links that currently offer free (or nearly free) services to support parents and carers with home schooling- this includes: websites, live lessons, audio books, virtual museums and much, much more!

A free Year 5 home learning resource pack from Classroom Secrets.

 

 

 

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Daniella(about a week ago)

Hello tomorrow is one of my BFF birthday Bonnie have a great day tomorrow

Sophia Logan(about a week ago)

Happy Birthday Bonnie!

Sophie(about a week ago)

Hello I haven't been keeping up with the baking

Team Manor Fields(less than a month ago)

Exciting times for Bonnie this week, as she reaches double figures. Bonnie-we all wish you a very happy tenth birthday and are sure that it will be full of fun.

Mrs Griffiths(less than a month ago)

Hello Sophie. We all miss you too. Have you been keeping up the with the baking this week?

Sophie(less than a month ago)

I really miss everyone and I can't wait to see you all.I hope everyone is safe and well.

Saima(about a month ago)

I don’t understand the code message, are you going to tell us next week?

Mrs Griifiths(about a month ago)

Hello Zayn. I hope you and your family are well. Your parents should recieve a text message today with your mathletics logon details.

Zayn(about a month ago)

Hello everyone

Zayn(about a month ago)

Hello everyone. I've forgotten my Mathletics password, does anyone know it?

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