Friday 17th July
On the last day of school we usually have a bit of a relaxed afternoon and a bit of a party! Today, choose from any one of the following activities:
If you enjoy drawing, you might like to finish off our egyptian topic with one more cartoon drawing activity!
Thursday 16th July
TOPIC - Talent Show!
Traditionally in our last week of the school year, we also have our Abbot’s Got Talent Show where chosen acts from each house share their amazing talents with the whole school!
This year, we are going to do it a little differently: we would like you (and the rest of the school) to share your amazing talent. Have a little think what your talent is? Remember, most of you are at home which means you can share anything from baking skills, riding your bike, juggling, singing, crochet, dancing and maybe even some gardening! The list is endless!
We would like you to practise your skill and then ask your grown up to take a photograph or short video of your fabulous talent! Then send it in to your teacher and, if you would like us to, we will share them on our class page tomorrow!
We are excited about seeing all of your talents!
Wednesday 15th July
TOPIC - PE
Today we are going to practise your throwing skills. Here are two activities to begin with. You can print the worksheets or watch the videos.
Tuesday 14th July
TOPIC - Art
Zentangle Art: https://zentangle.com/pages/about-the-zentangle-method
Think about what the words zen and tangle mean. You might not know that ‘zen’ links to the Buddhism religion and is about calmness and meditation. In fact, lots of people believe that creating Zentangle art or Zentangles is very good for mindfulness. When we create them, we can get a lot from them.
It is said to be an American method of drawing, invented by a Monk named Rick Roberts and an Artist named Maria Thomas in 2003. They noticed some patterns they were drawing and then came up with the name. They say: ‘The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. These patterns are drawn on small pieces of paper called "tiles." We call them tiles because you can assemble them into mosaics’.
Today, you are going to chose a shape and then section it off however you like. You can then fill each section with a structured pattern as mentioned above. There are some examples of ‘tangles’ to help you, but the best bit is creating your own! You could do any patterns as you wish!
I really like how Rick and Maria say that they don’t encourage the use of a rubber because they don’t believe in mistakes, They believe that whichever mark your pen has made is supposed to be the way it should go. It does not matter. It is seen as an ‘opportunity’ for your pen to go in any direction – and sometimes a different direction to what you thought you would have done!
Somebody has had a go at "zentangling" these famous paintings. Do you recognise them?
Today, you are going to choose what you would like to use for
your zentangle. You practised your patterns last week, but if you want to look at these again, look back to Monday 6th July where you the example patterns can be found.
Today, you have several options! Find yourself a really dark coloured pencil, or even better, a fine dark pen.
You will probably want to do your own initial, so here is a great big long list of documents. Choose the one that works for you!
Hello soon to be Year 6, it’s us Miss Saunders and Miss Read!
Today we would like to get to know you a little bit more about YOU. To do this we would like you to play the ‘Favourite Game’:
Roll a dice (hopefully you can find one in a board game or create your own number cards to 6 to pick at random) and write or draw a picture to show your favourite of that item you land on. You may want to annotate the sheet or, if you are unable to print it, create your own poster all about your favourite things.
Take a look at this video of us playing it to see if we already have things in common?
Here are our 'Favourites' posters to give you an idea. As you can see, you could do this on paper, on the computer or even as a short video - it is totally up to you!
Once you have completed the game, then please take a photograph and send a picture to our email addresses:
We can’t wait to see you all in September and complete more transition activities!
Friday 10th July
TOPIC - French with Mrs Barker
Hello year 5
Whoop Whoop! We have made it to our last week of term before the summer holidays begin and what a strange ending to the year we have had.
Because of the situation the world is in at the moment many of us won’t be able to spend time away on holiday with our families during the holidays so what I thought we could learn some French vocabulary for things we may do or want to do on holiday.
Les vacances = The holidays
Have a look at the images below, listen to my pronunciation and then repeat it.
Great work Year 5!
As you are all such superstars at your French have a go at the worksheet below, if you don’t have access to a printer write your answers on a piece of paper.
Answers are at the end of today’s lesson.
On a piece of paper write a sentence of something that you have done in the school holidays or something that you would like to do.
I went to Cyprus for 2 weeks, I travelled by plane. It was hot, I went with my family.
So as you can see I have included some words and phrases that we have not learnt, below I have included these in French and English.
With all of your knowledge from all of the French have learnt over the past few weeks/months I would like you to design a postcard, to do this I would divide a piece of A4 paper into quarters and use one quarter. On the front there should be a picture of your choice and on the back you should write your sentence from activity three but in French.
Below is an example of what you could write.
If you need reminding of any words remember you can always use Google Translate.
Can you translate my example?
I hope you have enjoyed the activities from all of the lessons we have been doing.
For now all I would like to say is, I hope you all have a super Summer break and stay safe.
See you all in Year 6 ☺
Mrs Barker ☺
I almost forgot the answers!
Thursday 9th July
TOPIC – PE
Today we are going to be doing “circuits” to improve our fitness. You can choose to focus on flexibility or strength. For each circuit, there is a downloadable sheet, but also a video. If you are feeling REALLY energetic, you could have a go at both!
Begin by choosing your activity and then watch the video to make sure that you are familiar with all the moves.
Wednesday 8th July
TOPIC - Computing
Mr Aldred and Miss Bufton think that you did really well on your dance programming. Today, we are going to ask you to develop your ideas a little bit further!
Follow the link to find out what else you can do with your characters ...
If you can't remember how to get started, you can look back to your learning on Thursday 25th June.
Before you get started, you will need to input your age again:
Tuesday 7th July
TOPIC – Science (and a little bit of art!)
Spend 20 minutes practising your zentangle patterns on this feather template. Remember that you are building up your repertoire and skill level ready for your masterpiece!.
Last half term, we looked at the ways in which animals adapt to their habitat. We studied their life cycles. Today, we are going to learn about evolution.
Look at the BBC Bitesize site and watch the video clip. Then have a go at Activity 1, 2 and 3. Activity 4 is optional!
If you are interested in this theme, there are suggestions for further videos on this subject at the bottom of the page.
Monday 6th July
TOPIC – Art
So, today we are going to start thinking about zentangles. These are simple but incredibly effective! We need to come up with some really high quality work that is good enough to be put on our new Art Gallery page later in the week.
Today, we are going to practise some different patterns.
You are practising and choosing your ideas ready to apply them to your art work. We will practise again tomorrow so that we are ready for Art Gallery Day next Tuesday.
Friday 3rd July
TOPIC - French
Hello year 5,
I hope you are really enjoying the home learning and managing to learn new things.
This week we are looking at times of the day that we may do things, similar to our daily routine that we looked at a few weeks ago. Remember, the French work on a 24hour clock,
Work through the Powerpoint presentation attached but only do slides 1 - 14.
This week I would like you to choose which level you would like to do.
The worksheets are attached, choose between:
Word banks are also included on the sheets
Great work year 5.
Last week will be our last week before the Summer break.
So I will make sure it’s a fun one!
Mrs Barker ☺
Thursday 2nd July
TOPIC – History
We are coming to the end of our learning about the ancient Egyptians although we have only just begun to scratch the surface of this fascinating ancient civilisation.
Today we are going to think about sources and about the skills that you need to be an effective historian.
Begin by watching this clip:
Now watch it again and listen carefully to find out the answer to these questions:
Have a look at this list of sources, ways in which they can be useful and possible problems with them. You can use this picture, or even better, print off this worksheet. Use a ruler and join the source to the way in which it can be useful and the possible problem.
Answers will be at the bottom of the page, but you might find your answers vary because there are not always black and white answers.
The Tutankhamun Exhibition in London is closed to visitors at the moment, but you can do a virtual tour online using this link
To finish with, take a look at some of these artefacts. Choose one, look as closely as possible with the eyes of an historical detective and jot down all the things it can tell us about ancient Egypt.
Wednesday 1st July
TOPIC - Music
In Year Five, we are so lucky because we have Mr Peck and Mr McDowell teaching us how to play instruments, play together and begin to read Music. However, this does mean that we don't get much chance to compose Music. Today we're going to have a go at just that using "found sound".
Begin by going to the BBC Bitesize website and follow the activities.
You can either record sounds on your phone and put them together or just find some great sounds around the house and ask family members to help you record them to make music, or at the end of this I will show you how to use software to layer up sound.
Now you are going to use some of the sounds that you have found to make a piece of music. If your parents give you permission, you can use Audacity (which is downloadable and free) to record and alter sound. Unfortunately, you can't use it on an ipad but if you google free recording software for an ipad there are a couple of options on there.
Tuesday 30th June
TOPIC - Art
Today we are going to look at making a cartouche. We are going to use your knowledge of hieroglyphics to make our own versions. You can either make your own out of salt dough, or draw some out on paper or card.
Here are some cartouches that Year Five made last year using clay. They turned out pretty well:
Here is a template that you can use, there are a couple of different sizes depending on what you would like to make.
Here is the saltdough recipe:
To shape your cartouche, roll out your salt dough to about 1cm thick and cut round the template. Next, you need to roll a long thin sausage shape to put around the cartouche form. With the left overs, put the bar along the bottom and cut four small "toes" to attach.
Once it has been baked you can decorate with paint, with felt pen or with sharpies.
You could also make a smaller one with a hole that you could string around your neck with some wool (which is probably safer than string because it will snap if it gets caught.)
Here are some hieroglyphs to help you work out your name again:
Monday 29th June
TOPIC – RE
Last week we learned all about Buddhism. Today we are going to learn about Buddha’s teaching on enlightenment and the ways in which he taught his followers. We are going to look in more detail at the four noble truths and the eight fold path.
Watch this short video about the life of Buddha:
Here is Buddha's teaching about the eightfold path:
Now you can choose to either make a dharma wheel of your own, or make a lotus flower.
Draw up your own Dharma Wheel. Cut around a large circular object to make a large paper circle.
Fold it in half then in half again, then in half again.
When you open it up you should have 8 spokes to your wheel.
Either: write the 8 paths on to the 8 spokes of your wheel
Or: make up your own wheel. What do YOU think are the most important things to
follow in life?
Buddhists often use a lotus as a symbol of enlightenment? A lotus flower grows up from mud and rises to the surface spreading out in sunlight. The flower opens to reveal its beauty. The thicker and deeper the mud, the more beautiful the lotus. The lotus, as a Buddhist symbol, shows how even from a murky start, humans can achieve enlightenment.
Use a paper square (or a paper napkin works really well) and see if you can follow this youtube clip to make your own “origami” lotus flower.
Friday 26th June
TOPIC - French
Hi everyone. What a busy time I have been having in school. I am sure those of you who have keyworker parents and have been in school will also agree!
This week’s French learning is called ‘What do I look like?’ I wonder what kind of things we will be learning?
Yes, you have guessed it…Hair colour and length, eye colour, hair style etc.
So to begin with, I would like you to familiarise yourselves with colours in French (see the
image below to help, if you need it We may not need all of these colours, but just in case!
Now I would like you to ask a grown-up or someone in your home to sit next to you. Then
scrutinise them, look at their hair.
Jot these answers down on a piece of paper.
It is easy to describe people in English as this language we use all of the time so now we need to challenge ourselves and learn the French for those words.
Watch the video (link below) and repeat after the voice on the video has said the sentence, you may wish to pause the video. Once you are happy see if you can verbally describe the person you scrutinised earlier.
For the main part of the lesson I would like you to imagine you are designing a new character for your favourite computer game. Your character can be as wacky as you like.
In the top half of an A4 sheet of plain paper draw your character and colour him/her in. Then
underneath I would like you to describe your character using the video and the word mats I
have added below. You need to describe the following:
You can of course use the colours we looked at, at the beginning of the lesson.
If your character is male your sentences will start with Il….
If your character is female your sentences will start with Elle ….
And when writing your description, the noun always goes before the adjective.
Il est cheveux courts
Hair (noun) Short (adjective).
If you get stuck please remember to watch the video again.
Thursday 25th June
TOPIC - Computing
Mr Aldred and Miss Bufton know how much you have been enjoying your computing lessons so we have another fun one for you today.
We know that lots of you have been enjoying your just dance videos as a good fitness and well-being activity.
We thought it would be fun for you to create your own dance party with characters and songs you like.
Watch the video below for your introduction
You can start your learning by using the following link:
Once you open the link, you will asked to select your age
Please select whether you are 9 or 10 as you can see below.
You can also change the music in the left hand corner as you can see below
Good Luck. Don't forget to email your certificates.
Wednesday 24th June
TOPIC - History
Today we are going to learn about farming in ancient Egypt and then go on to compare it to farming in Egypt today. We will look at some pictures of ancient artefacts which have been found and you will use your detective skills to try and work out what they are and how you think they may have been used.
Here are some ancient egyptian tools which were discovered.
Read through the information on this site and as you do, see if you can see any of these tools being used:
Look at these 4 pictures of farming in ancient Egypt. These are all pictures from tomb walls.
The final picture is a tricky one. The ancient Egyptians are "winnowing", a process of separating out the chaff (rubbish) from the grain (the harvest.) How are they doing it? How do you think modern farmers might do this?
Have a go at this worksheet. You are going to cut out the pictures and stick them in the correct place on the worksheet to compare ancient and modern farming in Egypt.
Now write a paragraph explaining how farming has changed from ancient to modern. It is worth noting however, that some farmers even today in Egypt still use some of the old methods even if their tools are made of more modern, durable materials!
Extra Challenge: Find out about a shaduf, which the ancient Egyptians used to help with watering the crops.
Tuesday 23rd June
TOPIC - PE
As today is Olympics day, we would like you to go to the PE page. You could try any or all of the activites there:
Monday 22nd June
TOPIC - RE: Buddhism
Today we are going to remind ourselves of basic facts about Buddhism.
Have a look at BBC Bitesize:
Friday 19th June
TOPIC - Art
Today we are going to be doing an art activity. You can choose which activity you would like to do, or if you want to, you can do all three!
The first two choices are "draw-a-long" activities with an egyptian theme. Grab paper, pencils and pens and have a go:
Your third choice is to have a go at designing an egyptian neck collar. As we learned in our lesson about Egyptian hygiene, both men and women in ancient times wore a lot of jewellery. Neck collars were one of the most common forms of adornment.
Follow this link to learn how to make your own collar. If you have any paper plates, they make a great starting point, but you can also draw a large circle (use a round object like a dinner plate as your template) onto paper and card.
The link suggests ways to decorate your neck collar, but you could stick things on, paint it or use felt pens. Use whatever you have to hand!
Thursday 18th June - Computing
Have you ever played the game Angry Birds?
It was designed by three friends in 2009 through their growing knowledge of coding and their company has made them almost £300 million.
It is that time of the week where we are going to be doing our hour of code and designing our own game.
Watch the video above to learn about what are task will be and then follow the link below to get practising your coding skills again.
You may even design the next game that becomes as big as Angry Birds. There are help videos in the bottom left of the screen if you need them.
Don't forget to send Mr Aldred and Miss Bufton your certificates when you complete the coding. Good Luck :).
Wednesday 17th June
TOPIC - History
We are going to learn about personal hygiene in Ancient Egypt. As you read through the information below and check out the website, keep a list to help you with the final activity. We are going to think about what is similar to modern hygiene and what is different!
Draw out a grid like this and jot things do as you read through the following information:
Look at these amazing photographs of actual Egyptian artefacts. These are incredible. See if you can work out how each object might have been used. There are no right or wrong answers, you have to use the clues and try to work it out, just like historians and archaeologists:
How are these objects different or similar to the things that we use today?
Have a look at this website. Read the information through carefully and keep looking for similarities and differences to add on to your grid, then try the quiz at the bottom.
Make a poster or a powerpoint presentation explaining similarities and differences between modern hygiene and daily routines, and those of the ancient Egyptians.
Historians often have to be detectives. They search for clues and have to decide what those clues mean. They also have to decide which clues are the most reliable. Which of these sources (clues) would you say are the most reliable and why? Put them in order from most to least reliable.
Topic Tuesday 16th June
Choose one or more of these French themed activities:
When I do this, I like to have the French language on and the English subtitles!
Now you could use this blank fortune teller to make your own, choosing the vocabulary that you
would like to practise!
This is what the lyrics mean:
Monday 15th June
TOPIC - RE
Today in RE, we are going to be learning about the Eucharist.
These foods hold great significance for Christians. Do you know what they represent?
Watch this animated clip of the last supper
Now that you have watched this clip, can you think what the bread and the wine symbolise?
We are going to look at some famous pictures of the Last Supper:
These are all amazing pieces of art - if you want to look more closely, you can see them more clearly on this document.
For christians, the Eucharist is all about being thankful - giving thanks for Jesus, and for all that Jesus has done for them by giving them new life through giving his life for them.
What things are you thankful for in your life?
Sources - Answers for 2nd July