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Monday 6th July 2020

Dear Sharks,

Ms Leaver here. By now we hope the all of the year 5s are feeling excited about coming into school next week and meeting your new teacher. I am sure you will have a great time! I will be around on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons so I will see you then.

As you are all in school for the final two weeks of school, Mrs Churchill and I decided we would do something slightly different for your final two weeks of home-learning. On the days you are not in school you will not need to complete any formal maths and English activities. Please see the activities below:

Challenge 1: Our topic for this term would have been Diversity. Find out about a completely different environment to Fritwell Village - the complete opposite! What would it be like to live here? You could make an explanation leaflet, record an interview of you pretending to live there, or design a poster, it is up to you. Please email your finished pieces to the home-learning page for us to see.

This website might help https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/geography-ks1-ks2-your-world-shetland-iqaluit-remote-islands/zn8fbdm

Challenge 2: Write a book review of one book you have read recently. Have a look here and read some of the reviews first, it might give you some ideas for your next book choice!

https://www.storyroom.co.uk/book-reviews-by-children-for-children/

Challenge 3: During our Teams meetings over the last few weeks Mrs Churchill and I have run some fun quizzes. Please can you design a quiz for the teachers in school to use during one of our staff meetings to get our brains working? A maximum of five questions per quiz – send them to us and we will keep them safe for next year!

Challenge 4: Test your knowledge on the quizzes on this website: https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/maths/

It contains some fun maths quizzes appropriate for each age group. Have a go at as many as you can before the end of term. Have fun and let us know how you get on.

This will be our last letter as your Sharks class teachers! Year 6 Sharks: you have your socially distanced leavers’ picnic to look forward to on Wednesday 15th July 12-2pm on the field.

We have really enjoyed teaching you all. Well done for all of your hard work during exceptionally difficult circumstances this year. We wish you all the very best for next year.

 

Ms Leaver and Mrs Churchill x

Tuesday 30th June
 
Hi Pepppanauts
 
Hope you have had a good couple of days with Mrs Egiogu. Just in case any of you misplace the homework she gave you, I have put it in the folder below.
 
See you all tomorrow in the Teams meeting 
Mrs C x 

Week commencing 29th June

 

More changes this week! Mrs Ejiogu has started working with the Year 6s in school and will continue to do so until the end of term. Ms Leaver is coming back in to school on Tuesday and Thursday and is really looking forward to seeing both children and staff. I think she is also looking forward to a change of scene! It looks like the Year 5s might make it in before the end of term to do some work with our new teacher, Mrs Montgomery. Meanwhile, I am at home waiting for my operation. At least I can catch up with everyone on Teams though.

 

Both Ms Leaver and I have managed really enjoyed seeing most of you on Teams this week and we are looking forward to our Wednesday meet up with you all next week. Hopefully if you didn’t make it last week, you will have had chance to sort out your login by now. Don’t forget, you won’t get an invite, you just need to login and either myself or Ms Leaver will call you. Make sure you have a pen and paper ready for the quiz!

 

 Year 5s please continue to complete the work set below as far as possible and keep in touch by email.  Peppanauts and Octopigs– your work will continue to be set in the usual way and feedback will be given the following week after I have marked your writing.

 

 Maths

 Year 5, your maths is revising the work you did on angles earlier in the year. You will practise measuring angles and then move on to calculating missing angles. Don’t forget to start off by watching the daily video, the link to which is included in your year group folder.

 

 English

Year 5 , this week you will be using a youtube version of Sinbad the Sailor to look at clauses, conjunctions and prepositions. You will then move on to look at some different poems to help improve your editing skills. Finally, have some fun writing an ‘insult’ poem - remember this is to be about an object, not a person and is not real

 

Mrs Churchill’s challenge

For my final challenge I have decided to ‘magpie’ an idea from one of the other teachers - see we do it too! I would like to take a photo of something that is special to you from an unusual angle and send it in for me to try and guess what it is and why it is special to you. If you get them to me by Wednesday I could always challenge some of the other children to work out what they are and who sent them in!

 

 Other Subjects

BBC Bitesize, Spelling Shed and of course Times Tables Rockstars.  Keep working hard on all of these.

I think also a look at Newsround like we would do on a Wednesday Worship would be a great idea for you to continue doing.

 Oak National Academy

You can access live lessons via the government funded Oak National Academy which is recommended by the DfE at https://classroom.thenational.academy/year-groups

 

As always, 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 are really looking forward to seeing you again on Wednesday. Have a good week and stay safe

 

 Mrs Churchill and Ms Leaver xx

 

Hi Octopigs
 
I hear you had a good couple of days with Mrs Ejiogu last week, completing a successful science investigation, as well as working hard in Maths and English -  keep it up !
 
Just in case you lose anything  -  here is the work that Mrs Ejiogu gave you on Friday.  
 
See you all on Wednesday 
 
Mrs C x
21.06.20
 
Hi Octopigs
 
Hope you have all had a good weekend.
 
Just in case you are missing anything from your homework folder here is the work you need to complete for Thursday. 
 
Make sure you hand it in to Mrs Ejiogu  - she is expecting it and knows all about our reward system and possible reward !
 
Mrs C x

Week commencing 22nd June

 Hi Sharks

What an end to the year we are having! I’m sure right at the start of term in September no one could have guessed how the school year would end! I wonder if you or your parents are glued to the daily government briefings as much as we are – to find out what is going to happen next…! Thank you so much for the card you made for me, it really cheered me up. By now you will have all heard that Tuesday is Mrs Churchill’s last day before her knee operation and that the year 6s will be being taught by Mrs Ejiogu until the end of term. A huge well done to all the year 6 Sharks who have continued to impress Mrs Churchill and Mrs Weaver with their efforts in school as well as keeping safe, and the same to the year 5s – you’re doing a brilliant job at home, we love the photos, keep them coming!

 

I hope you’re enjoying the work you are doing on ‘Holes,’ it is an excellent text which raises many important issues. If you have completed any of the home-learning tasks based on the text then please send us a photo of your work. Both Mrs Churchill and I have managed to catch up with most of the year 6s over Microsoft Teams this week and we are looking forward to our Wednesday meet up with you all. Hopefully you will have had time to check your login before then.

 

Please continue to complete the work set below as far as possible and keep in touch by email. Peppanauts and Octopigs you will be aware you will be working with Mrs Ejiogu for the next few weeks – your work will continue to be set in the usual way and feedback will be given the following week after I have marked your writing.

 

 Maths

In Maths our work for Year 5 will be adding and subtracting decimals with the same and different numbers of decimal places, before revising multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. 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.

 

 English

Year 5 you will be using a real variety of sources to inspire your work this week. Your English work starts off with some grammar revision and poetry writing. You then move on to look at some of the inspirational things people have done to help others during lockdown. Towards the end of the week you are using street art to help you revise relative clauses and a lock down poem to help you write a letter to your MP!

 

Ms. Leaver’s challenge

This week is National Sports Week. Take a look at the link to find some excellent ideas on how to stay active at work, or whilst socially distancing https://www.youthsporttrust.org/national-school-sport-week-home Building on work done last week with your obstacle challenge and your cardio science task from the week before, can you design your own ‘Silly Race’ – the type of race you usually get to do at the end of Sports Day in your final year. Maybe you could have a go at it and send it in to us.

 

 Other Subjects

BBC Bitesize, Spelling Shed and of course Times Tables Rockstars.  Keep working hard on all of these.

I think also a look at Newsround like we would do on a Wednesday Worship would be a great idea for you to continue doing.

 Oak National Academy

You can access live lessons via the government funded Oak National Academy which is recommended by the DfE at https://classroom.thenational.academy/year-groups

 

As always, 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 are really looking forward to seeing all the Year 5s via Teams this week. Have a good week and stay safe

 

 Mrs Churchill and Ms Leaver xx

Morning Peppanauts
 
Just in case you are missing anything, here is the folder of work you need to do for Monday.
 
See you on Monday 
 
Mrs C
Hi there Octopigs
 
I hear you are having problems accessing the book on line, so I have attached a PDF version below
 
Looking forward to reading your letters.
 
Mrs C x
Monday 15th June
 
Hi Octopigs
 
Just in case you need any links to the work I gave you on Friday  -  here is a folder with the wrok you need to do by Thursday
 
Mrs C x

Week commencing 15th June

Dear Sharks,  

This is Mrs Churchill! My turn to write this week, though I did see Ms Leaver on Friday when I delivered a card and flowers from the Year 6 Sharks and am pleased to say that she is feeling much better. She was really touched by our delivery, particularly as she had been expecting me to deliver some marking! Most of my week has been spent in school but I have managed to keep up with some of my exercise classes and did manage a session of yoga on Thursday. I’d like to say I am getting more flexible but I’m not so sure. It’s definitely requiring a lot of resilience!

Next week will be week 3 of the partial re-opening of school and I have to say that the Sharks who have been in have been brilliant. They have respected and followed all the new rules to keep us all safe and have quickly got back into classroom routines. We have also been trialling the new MS Teams programme that Mr Hart has written to your parents about and have had a virtual chat with Ms Leaver. We are hoping to be able to set up chats with all of you next week, so make sure you look out for the information that Mr Hart will be sending out this week.

In the meantime keep in touch via our e mail link. We have heard from quite a few of you but it would be really great to get a message from everyone. Ms Leaver and I have been very impressed with the responses we have received to our various challenges, though it would be lovely to hear that a few more of you have had a go.

So, until everyone can be in school together we will continue to post your home learning activities on the class page. Please read the instructions for your year group carefully. Sharks who are in school make sure you look in the folders labelled with your group names. Peppanauts - your folder will be posted on Tuesday evenings. Octopigs your folder will be posted on Friday evenings (though the work id for the following Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)

 Maths

In Maths our work for Year 5 will focus on percentages and how they link to decimals. You will also practise some addition of decimals with the same and different numbers of decimal places.  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 Year 6 work builds on the algebra work from last week and then looks at converting measurements, including changing them imperial to metric. 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 and Year 6 are working on similar things this week. Your week is, as usual, split into two parts. The first part of the week uses a youtube clip to help you look at the differences between formal and informal writing. You will also use this for the grammar focus this week, as you will be revising contractions. The second part of the week uses the Michael Rosen poem about the NHS to generate some work on nouns and verbs, finishing off with an opportunity to write a poem of your own to thank all the key workers for their contributions. 

It would be lovely to see any poems that you write.

Mrs Churchill’s challenge

Normally in school this week we would be busy planning and practising for Sports’ Day -  one of my favourite days of the year. Unfortunately we can’t have Sports’ Day in school this year but maybe you could start to plan your own Sport’s Day at home. To begin with I would like to create an obstacle race - always a favourite and the race that everyone gets to take part in. You will have to be creative but use what equipment you have at home and give it a go. You could draw out a plan, write instructions for the race, video/photograph your family taking part - I can’t wait to see what you come up with. Maybe I will be able to use some of your ideas next year.

 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 

Oak National Academy

You can access live lessons via the government funded Oak National Academy which is recommended by the DfE at https://classroom.thenational.academy/year-groups

 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.  

 I am really looking forward to hearing from all the Year 5s via e mail and seeing the Year 6s in school this week. Have a good week and stay safe.

 

 Mrs Churchill and Ms  Leaver xx

10th June
 
Hi Peppanauts (AKA Sharks Group A)
 
Sorry this is a bit late but here is the on line version of  the work I gave you yesterday. Both Ms Leaver and I are looking forward to reading your letters
 
See you next week
 
Mrs C x

8th June 2020

Hi Sharks

Ms Leaver here, my turn to write this week. I hope you are all well and are getting on with things as best as you can. The weather seems to have taken a bit of a turn – as I type I can hear the wind whistling outside and it’s just beginning to rain, it looks more like the Great British weather we are used to! I had a lovely half term in the sunshine and, like Mrs Churchill, spent lots of time in my garden. My passion flower flowered which I am very proud of!

As always, I have been in touch with Mrs Churchill lots this week to see how you are all getting on. She has loved seeing the year 6s back in school. I wish I could be there too but sadly I need to continue to stay at home for the time being. Hopefully I will see you possibly by video link soon though! We have been discussing what you will all be learning at home and in school and also your end of year reports. I remember saying to you that even though schools were closing, all of your hard work has still been ‘learnt’ - nothing has been lost, and we look forward to celebrating your successes in your reports.

For the year 6s, we have also been thinking about ways we can celebrate your time at Fritwell at the end of term. Obviously things will be very different to how they usually are, but we are thinking of something which might work on a ‘socially distanced’ level.

We will be continuing to set work in the usual way for those of you who are still learning at home. For those Y6 children in school, you need to make sure you check the website on Wednesdays , if you are in Group A and on Mondays if you are in Group B. Mrs Churchill has shared this change with the children and has told me that she is also going to try and send those children home with the relevant sheets each week. If you misplace the work she has given you will be able to find it in the extra folders she posts labelled with your group name.

 Maths

In Maths our work for Year 5 you will be reminding yourselves of some of the decimal work we have looked at earlier in the year. This will include looking at decimals as fractions, understanding thousandths, rounding, ordering and comparing. Make sure you start off by watching the daily video, the link to which is included in your year group folder.

Our work for Year 6 focuses on percentages this week. I have put all the lessons in the folder for this week but we will chat on Monday and Thursday about how this might change over the coming weeks. For the moment, if you are in Group B, have a go at lesson 1 and 2 and we can discuss any problems you have had when you come into school.

The work is in the Year group folders below.  

 English

If you look in the English folders you will find the tasks we are asking you to do. Year 5 your week is, as usual, split into two parts. The first part of the week uses the book ‘The Lost Thing’ by Shaun Tan to help develop both your reading and grammar skills. The second part of the week uses poetry as a focus for looking at vocabulary and definitions. The week finishes with you writing a playscript bases on the poem. Use the teacher's note sheet and power points will help with the daily tasks. 

Year 6 homelearners your week is also split into two parts. The first part of the week looks at formal and informal explanations and the second looks at the features of different kinds of poems and helps you to write your own rap.

Reading

In school the year 6s are reading a book called ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar. If you like, (this is OPTIONAL) in addition to the work above, you could read this for yourself. If you wish to do so, a link to the (slightly shortened) text is here: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=YWJwbnByLm9yZ3xlbmdsaXNofGd4OjZhMjExYmUwOTlkOTk4MzU . If you decide to read it, I have also put together a grid (Holes Activity Grid attached below) of optional activities linked to the book, which you could have a go at instead of doing bitesize activities.

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.

 

Ms Leaver’s Challenge

If we had been in school, this term is always about sport, exercise and making the most of the space we are lucky enough to have at our school. This week, I’d like you to think about what happens to our body when we exercise; what physical changes happen? What happens to our breathing? Our heart rate? What is going on in our body to help us to cope with all of this? Think about an experiment you could do to test what happens when you exercise. You could create a little video diary, or present it in pictures, or as an investigation like we would in school, using the attached planning house. It’s up to you. Have fun!

As always, we are looking forward to hearing from the year 5s by email. Take care all and stay safe.

 

Ms L and Mrs C xx

 

Saturday 6th June
Hi
 Mrs Churchill here. I have just attached the folder below which contains the resources that Year 6 Group B will need to complete their home learning this week. I gave out all the resources on Friday, so this is just in case you have 'misplaced' your folder !
 
See you all on Thursday x
Tuesday 2nd June
Hi
Mrs Churchill here.
I have just added a new folder of resources for the Year 6 children who have been in today and yesterday. It contains the English work and Maths work that I would like you to complete for next Monday.
Thanks
 

Week commencing 1st June

Dear Sharks,  

This is Mrs Churchill! My turn to write this week, though as usual Ms Leaver and I have been in touch with each other a lot and she says hello. I hope you have all enjoyed the fantastic weather we have had over half term - I certainly have. I have spent a lot of time in the garden and it is really looking lovely, though I do have to make sure I remember to water the new plants I planted! Mabel and Polly are not so keen on the hot weather. Black dogs are not designed for the heat!

As you all know school is re-opening today for some groups of children. However, as we need to keep everyone safe, we can’t have everyone in at the same time, but I am looking forward to seeing some of you this week. To begin with it will just be myself and Mrs Weaver working with the children who are in school. Ms Leaver needs to continue to work from home at the moment but we have plans to make sure she is involved ‘virtually’ as soon as possible. 

We are really hoping that the Year 5’s will be in touch via our e mail link. We have heard from quite a few of you but it would be really great to get a message from everyone. Ms Leaver and I have been very impressed with the poems we have seen so far, you really managed to share your feelings about lockdown very effectively.

Until everyone can be in school together we will continue to post your home learning activities on the class page. Please read the instructions for your year group carefully.

 Maths

In Maths our work for Year 5 will continue to build on the fractions work you have been doing. This week you will be multiplying fractions and mixed numbers. You will also be finding fractions of amounts. 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.

Our work for Year 6 focuses on percentages this week. I have put all the lessons in the folder for this week but we will chat on Monday and Thursday about how this might change over the coming weeks. For the moment, if you are in Group B, have a go at lesson 1 and 2 and we can discuss any problems you have had when you come into school.

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, as usual, split into two parts. The first part of the week uses the book ‘The Promise’ by Nicola Davies to help develop your reading skills. The second part of the week uses poetry as a focus for revising word classes and finishes with you writing a poem about a sea creature. You we teacher's note sheet and power points will help with the daily tasks. 

Year 6 your week is also split into two parts. You will need to look carefully at how the days are labelled and make sure you try and complete the appropriate tasks at home as there are some that I would like to do together.  Again I will talk to you about how future weeks will work when I see you. 

Mrs Churchill’s challenge

As the weather is forecast to continue to be hot and sunny, I would like you to think about all the things we need to do to stay safe in the sun and create a poster or presentation which could be shared with younger children so that they understand the importance of taking care in hot weather. You might want to think about making sure our pets are looked after too! 

 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.  

 

I am looking forward to catching up with the Year 6s and really look forward to hearing from all the Year 5s via e mail. Have a good week and stay safe.

 

Ms Leaver and Mrs Churchill xx


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.