Sharks

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25.5.20
 
Half term week message from Ms Leaver and Mrs Churchill.
Have a great week off and stay safe all of you xx
Afternoon All
Apologies to all Year 5 Sharks, if  I caused some confusion this morning. I had uploaded last week's English instead of this week's work.
I have now corrected my mistake and the file contains the correct work now!
 
Sorry but as you all know, technology is not my strong point.
 
Enjoy reading 'Eric'  - it's a lovely book, with really effective illustrations
 
Mrs Churchill
 

Week commencing 18th May

Dear Sharks, 

 

This is Ms Leaver! Hurray, I am finally well enough to write to you myself! It has taken a long time but I am slowly on the mend now. This week I have been in touch with Mrs Churchill lots and have had some virtual meetings – my brain is starting to wake up again! I guess by now you will all have heard that I am leaving Fritwell School this summer. I’m sorry that you had to find this out on through your parents by letter, I really wish I could have told you myself. It all happened the last few days that we were in school so there really wasn’t time, especially with everything else going on.

 

Apart from this I have been building my strength up by taking Ralph out for some long walks in the evening – the other day a muntjac deer jumped out of the woods right in front of us! Ralph chased it but didn’t stand a chance. Mrs Churchill says hi and well done for completing the work she set. Well done if you managed to count up to 20 in any language, I did the challenge with Betsy in Spanish as she is learning Spanish at school.

 Maths

In Maths our work for Year 5 will build on the fractions work you did last week. This week you will be adding and subtracting fractions, including working with mixed numbers. Our work for Year 6 focuses on decimals this week.  It starts off by practising multiplying and dividing by 10,100 and 1000. It then moves on to looking at multiplying and dividing decimals by an integer (whole number). We have covered most of this work in class in class but make sure you start off by watching the daily video, the link to which is included in your year group folder. The work is in the Year group folders below.  

 English

If you look in our English folders you will find the tasks we are asking you to do. Year 5 your week is split into two parts. The first part of the week uses the book ‘Eric’ by Shaun Tan to help you revise modal verbs (would, should, might etc.). You may remember looking at The Red Tree by the same author. The second part of the week uses poetry as a focus for looking at effective word choices and then preforming part of the poem. Year 6 your week is also split into two parts. You are also using the book ‘Eric’ as a basis for your work for the first part of the week, though your grammar focus is pronouns and determiners and you are exploring the character’s feelings in more depth. The second part of the week uses traditional tales (written as poems) to explore how you can change people’s perceptions by adding expended noun phrases. The teacher's note sheet and power points will help with the daily tasks. 

 Ms Leaver's challenge

For your challenge this week I would like you to write a poem, specifically, a Haiku. A Haiku is a poem with three lines, the first line has five syllables, the second has seven and the third has five again. Your subject is ‘lockdown’ – you might want to describe how it has felt for you. Make sure all of your word choices are really carefully chosen. You may want to decorate your haiku once it’s done. Please take a photo of your final draft and send them to us – I can’t wait to read them already, our poetry lessons are some of my favourite lessons to teach you. 

 BBC Bitesize

In our other subjects I am asking you to follow the activities for your Year group on the BBC bitesize link

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons 

 Daily Tasks

Remember to keep going with key daily tasks:

  • Spelling Shed
  • Timetable Rockstars
  • Daily 15 minute reading 
  • Daily fitness activities - there are lots of ideas in the PE resources section. The 'Sock Fest' activities look fun and there will be a new one posted this week.
 

You can email us at homelearning@fritwell.oxon.sch.uk to get feedback on what you have been doing and we will reply as soon as possible.  

 

We hope you have a good week and we really look forward to hearing from all of you. 

 

Ms Leaver and Mrs Churchill xx

Week Commencing 11th May 

 

Hello Sharks 

 

Hope you are all well and managed to celebrate VE day. It was great hear what some of you got up to on the homelearning email. If you hadn’t had chance to share with us yet, please send us photos. We really love seeing your smiling faces. 

 

Ms Leaver is still recovering, so this week she has spent her time resting and trying to do some reading. She is getting better every day, so hopefully it won’t be long before she is writing to you as well. I (Mrs Churchill) have been some online PE training which should help me to further improve our provision in school. In my spare time I have taken up yoga, which I do with James – we are getting slightly more flexible but mostly we just spend our time laughing at how inflexible we are in comparison to the teacher. 

 

Next week in Maths our work for Year 5 will include calculating areas of rectangles and some fractions work - equivalent fractions, improper fractions, mixed numbers and comparing fractions.  Our work for Year 6 focuses on fractions too. You will be multiplying and dividing fractions. We have covered both the Year 5 and 6 work in class but it will be good to go over all these things again, as I know it is an area of maths that you all find tricky.  The work is in the Year group folders below. The hyperlink on the daily video links sheet included in your year group folder will take you to a teacher video to help support you at home. 

 

If you look in our English folders you will find the tasks we are asking you to do. Year 5 your week is split into two parts. The first part of the week looks at famous political speeches and protests, leading to writing some new lyrics for a song. If you do succeed maybe you could record them and send them to us to listen to. The second part of the week uses poetry as a focus for your grammar work on relative clauses. Year 6 your week is also split into two parts. The first part focuses on non-fiction texts - instructions and explanations. Your grammar focus for the week is adverbials and you are using the poem ‘The Highwayman’ to inspire you. You may have looked at this in week 3 or you may remember reading it with me when you were in Year 4 (I think!). The teacher's note sheet and power points will help with the daily tasks. 

 

Each week we will be setting you a challenge. I am guessing that Ms Leaver and I will try and take turns. Anyway it’s my turn this week, so I would like you to try to learn to count up to 20 in another language (not French). Try and record yourself or make a poster to help others, including me, learn your choice.  

 

In our other subjects I am asking you to follow the activities for your Year group on the BBC bitesize link

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons 

 

Remember to keep going with key daily tasks:

  • Spelling Shed
  • Timetable Rockstars
  • Daily 15 minute reading 
  • Daily fitness activities - there are lots of ideas in the PE resources section. The 'Sock Fest' activities look fun and there will be a new one posted this week.

You can email us at homelearning@fritwell.oxon.sch.uk to get feedback on what you have been doing and we will reply as soon as possible. 

 

We hope you have a good week and we really look forward to hearing from all of you. 

 

Mrs Churchill and Ms Leaver xx

 

5 May 2020

Dear Sharks Class

Hope you are all still well and are behaving well for your parents and carers. We are both still missing you all and although Mrs Churchill has been into school a few times to look after the key worker children, it’s definitely not the same as seeing all of you. As Ms Leaver mentioned in her first letter she was quite poorly over the Easter holidays and though she thought she had recovered, it is taking her a bit longer than she hoped to get back to being completely fit, so all the staff are encouraging her to rest fully. Hence I am writing to you from both of us this time but am sure it won’t be long before Ms Leaver is able to write too!

It has been lovely to see what some of you have been up to and we really look forward to receiving your e mails and photographs. Lots of you have clearly been very creative and it’s fantastic to see the wide variety of learning and activities you have been doing. It would be great to hear from you all. Remind your parents and carers to help you to send an e mail to homelearning@fritwell.oxon.sch.uk

Although the weather has been a bit mixed I have still been trying to get out on my bike and have now set myself a time for my usual ride, which I am trying to improve on each time I go out. So far I haven’t made too much progress - I think I am about 10 secs faster! Both Ms Leaver and I have managed to complete a tricky jigsaw each, both on the theme of her favourite artist. I’ll get her to share her photo when she writes and you can decide who you think had the hardest task. Mabel says hello too - she's loving all the extra walks she's getting. I have also started to sort out all our Maths resources in school as FOFS have given me some money to improve the resources we have available. If you have any ideas of things that might help, send me an e mail!

Well that’s nearly all for now - just time to remind you about the VE day challenge. I’m looking forward to seeing how creative you can be to commemorate the 75th anniversary on Friday. I shall be in school on Thursday with the key worker children, so look out for some photos on FaceBook and the website of what we got up to.

Take care, stay safe and see you soon

Mrs C and Ms L xx

Hi Sharks 
Hope you are all well and staying safe.
Click on the pdfs below to see what Ms Leaver and I have been up to over the last few weeks.
We are both missing you all loads x
School Closure
In the event of a school closure, here are a range of activities for you to choose from to work through at home with your child. 
How to access resources
 

In order to access the Twinkl resources please follow this guidance - Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS. 

For a collection of interactive Go! resources, organised by age and subject, visit: 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go/teach-lesson-packs-twinkl-go

The helpful people at twinkl have created learning hubs which will be updated daily - check out the link for more information https://www.twinkl.co.uk/home-learning-hub
Year 5 
Year 6
Useful websites
TTRockstars
TTRockstars is one of the ways the class has been learning their times tables. The main games in TTRockstars are;
  • Garage - this is a game where children get a small set of questions that are targeted to their level. The aim is to achieve 20 correct answers within 60 seconds. 
  • Studio - this is how children get their 'rock status' in TTRockstars. Children get asked a range of multiplication and division questions ranging up to 12X12, and have to answer as many questions as possible within a minute. The average score of their last 10 studio games are used to create a rock speed which determines their rock status.
  • Soundcheck - this is the where the children can check their progress. Children have 25 multiplication questions up to 12X12 which they have 6 seconds to answer each questions.
EdShed
Edshed is where children can practice their spellings and maths/ The class all have a list of words that is updated weekly for them to practice on spelling shed. There is also the 'UKS2 full list' of words for them to practice which are the statutory words that all children should know by the end of upper key stage 2.