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Teacher: Miss Noble

We are years 5 and 6

 

 

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Good morning Gold Class smiley

 

Happy Easter Holidays! 

 

Over the next two weeks, we are changing how we set your work. Instead of setting you maths and literacy every day, we will set you lots of projects that you can have a go at instead. Some of these are related to Easter, some are related to the current situation we find ourselves in and others are just for a bit of fun. 

 

This week you will have different projects/tasks you can complete and then we will put a new list up next week. We want you to have some fun creating, designing and exploring over the next two weeks. 
These are optional tasks you can have a go at if you like. You may have better ideas or have activities planned as a family. If you want to have a look we’ve provided, the activities are posted below.

 

Remember to stay safe and be kind to everyone. 

 

I really am missing you all but it has been lovely to see pictures of you and your work you are completing at home. It really has made me smilesmiley! I really hope you continue to send me these pictures. You can send them to me at hw@tonacliffe.lancs.sch.uk

 

Missing you all LOTS! smiley

 

Miss Noble

Daily dose of happiness and positivity smiley

 

As some of the daily quotes are very complex and sometimes difficult to understand, if you find that you are struggling to understand our quote, you could discuss the meaning with your family and see what it could mean to you and your family. 

I am very sorry for getting behind! 

Wednesday 8th April 

'Good thoughts and actions can never produce bad results; bad thoughts and actions can never produce good results...' - James Allen

 

Thursday 9th April 

'Believing in negative thoughts is the single greatest obstruction to success.' - Charles F Glassman

 

I am going to leave this task here: I have received some of your lists through the email, which I have enjoyed seeing and I would LOVE to see some more. 

I want you to list the positive things in your life and the things that make you happy. I am doing this myself.

 

Here are some of my positives and things that make me happy. 

 

  • I have a loving family who I am able to keep in contact with, even though I cannot see them. 
  • I live in a lovely place with lots of walks and countryside to enjoy for my hour of exercise every day. 
  • The weather has been lovely the last week which I have enjoyed. 
  • Working at home this week has allowed me to finally start decorating the attic in my spare time.
  • I am able to communicate with you all every day on this page. 
  • I am really enjoying seeing the emails and pictures from children and parents, which are making me smile. 
  • I am very lucky to have a lovely and cosy house to live in, where I have running water, heating and a roof over my head every day and night. This is sadly not the same for many other people in the world. 
  • I have a fantastic little dog that makes me smile every day with her silliness and snoring. 
  • I was able to shop for my mum and grandma and drop their shopping at their doors to help them stay safe. 
  • I have nearly finished decorating my attic - FINALLY. 

 

I would love to hear some of yours - you can email these to me through the hw@tonacliffe.lancs.sch.uk email smiley

 

 

 

Fun resources with games, tasks and fun websites to explore!

Year 5

Try your best with your work and then remember to spend some time outside in the garden, if possible. Enjoy smiley

 

Year 6

Try your best with your work and then remember to spend some time outside in the garden, if possible. Enjoy smiley

Year 6 - Perhaps you are feeling bored and would like to do some maths or English. If so - here is some work you could do. Enjoy!

Years 5 and 6

Topic work

 

Your topic work this week is about the Easter Story.

 

We want you to remind yourself about the Easter Story and why Easter is celebrated and the true meaning of Easter. There is a PowerPoint with the Easter Story on to read through to remind yourself.

 

Once you have done this, we want you to be creative with a retelling of the story. 

You could: make props and act it out, use Lego to create the story (watch a video on Youtube to help), rewrite it from a different person's point of view, paint or draw pictures of the story or create a comic strip of the story. You could even come up with your own creative ways. 

 

Please share your finished work with us by sending an email to the homework email address - hw@tonacliffe.lancs.sch.uk - we would love to see what you decide to do! smiley

 

You can also complete any learning logs you didn't finish before we closed. 

 

If you want any extra activities, please look at the different options that are below. You can do some of the writing tasks, where you must complete the story, or you could have a look at the geography, studying the Lake District. You could also have a look at the document with all the links to different websites and activities to have a go at. 

 

You could keep busy and active by completing some Just Dance videos online or even join in the Joe Wicks live PE lesson every morning at 9am on Youtube. 

Numbots

   You can now use your ttrockstars username and password to access Numbots from this website.

https://play.numbots.com/#/account/search-school.

This will give you different addition and subtraction activities. If you have any problems, please email hw@tonacliffe.lancs.sch.uk

Working from home letter to parents/carers

Supporting Reading at Home

World Book Day

In class, we shared the sashes that we all made about our favourite book(s) or our favourite author(s). We also participated in an author masterclass by Greg James and Chris Smith. which looked at their book series 'Kid Normal' and was focused around the theme of heroes. After reading extracts of their books and exploring the main character, Murph, we went on to create our own superheroes with unique powers, including making our own masks. We then planned a story based around them and created graphic novels.

Ancient Greece Day

On Friday 28th February, we had a very special Ancient Greece day. We enjoyed experiencing what life would have been like for someone living in Sparta and someone living in Athens. We also had a session where we got to try a range of different Greek foods. To end the day, we joined together and performed a play of Hades and Persephone followed by a final vote of which city we would prefer to live in - Athens won by far! It was a fantastic day, enjoyed by all! 

Have a look at the many photos from the day below! 

As a class,we took part in an Evolution and Inheritance quiz to test what we learnt from our lessons. Mrs Whitworth, who is the science subject lead, was the quiz master. The Apple team were our hardworking winners!

As a class,we took part in an Evolution and Inheritance quiz to test what we learnt from our lessons. Mrs Whitworth, who is the science subject lead, was the quiz master. The Apple team were our hardworking winners!  1
As a class,we took part in an Evolution and Inheritance quiz to test what we learnt from our lessons. Mrs Whitworth, who is the science subject lead, was the quiz master. The Apple team were our hardworking winners!  2
As a class,we took part in an Evolution and Inheritance quiz to test what we learnt from our lessons. Mrs Whitworth, who is the science subject lead, was the quiz master. The Apple team were our hardworking winners!  3
As a class,we took part in an Evolution and Inheritance quiz to test what we learnt from our lessons. Mrs Whitworth, who is the science subject lead, was the quiz master. The Apple team were our hardworking winners!  4

 

 

On this page you can have a look at what we are doing this term, check out important diary dates and find out important information.

This half term we will be learning: 

  • English - We will be looking at explanation texts. 
  • Maths - We will be learning about algebra, time, sequences and place value. We will also continue to practice arithmetic tests and using the four calculations. Times tables will be used a lot this half term so it is necessary that these are practiced at home every day.
  • Science - We will be looking at the unit of animals including humans, looking at life cycles and changes throughout life.  

  • History - We will continue to spend this half term exploring Ancient Greece.

  • Music - Children will continue with choir practice. Those who are not in choir will take part in music lessons in class where they will learn to sing and perform the song Fresh Prince of Bel Air'. 

  • PE - This term we are very lucky and one of our PE lessons will be coaching by FUNDA. PE lessons may happen at times other than the timetabled slots so please do ensure that children have their PE kits in school every day. Both PE lessons are likely to be outdoor sessions so it is important that children are equipped for slightly inclement weather! Keep an eye on our class page to see who wins the weekly FUNDA medal for fantastic effort and attitude in PE. 

  • DT - We are very excited to begin our DT unit on structures as we look at strengthening a structure before attempting to build our very own Greek Temple. Watch this space for photographs of this!

  • RE  - We will be continuing the focus of 'Life is like a journey', but this half term we will focus on Christianity, with a key question of ' Why do Christians believe Good Friday, is 'good?. 

  • Computing - we will be finishing our work on spreadsheets and then applying our computing knowledge to Blogging.

 

Important dates for your diary:

  • Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th March - Parents evening. 
  • Friday 20th March - Mother's Day Sale.
  • Wednesday 25th March at 6pm - Musical Evening
  • Friday 3rd April -Easter Egg raffle

Our class FUNDA medal winners

Our class FUNDA medal winners 1 Spring 2 - Week 2 winner - Jack
Our class FUNDA medal winners 2 Spring 2 - Week 1 winner - Abdullah
Our class FUNDA medal winners 3 Spring 1 - Week 5 Winner - Grace
Our class FUNDA medal winners 4 Spring 1 - Week 3 Winner - Leo
Our class FUNDA medal winners 5 Spring 1 - Week 2 Winner - Charlotte
Our class FUNDA medal winners 6 Spring 1 - Week 1 Winner - Joseph

Important information

 

PE

Children MUST have their PE kits in school at all times as there will be times when we have to swap PE slots for various reasons.

Please have everything labelled so items can easily be identified if lost.

 

 

Homework and spellings:

Each week, children will be given a piece of mathematics or English homework. This homework includes learning spellings.

 

Learning logs have been given for this half term. Please note that you are expected to complete two of these as a minimum but that you can choose to do more if you wish. The final deadline for these to be handed in is the last Wednesday of the half term.

 

Spellings will be sent home every week. They need to be learnt for the spelling tests. It is also important for the children to be learning the definitions of their spellings to support their understanding of reading and comprehension texts.

 

It is important that all children are learning their times tables up to 12 x 12. They need to be able to recall multiplication and division facts. This is very important in years 5 and 6 to support the children with their everyday Maths lessons.

 

Reading

Reading remains a key priority. Please remind your child to bring their homework diary and reading book to school every day.We expect to see reading diaries signed at least four times each week. The children are responsible for making sure their reading records are signed every time they read.

Your child does not have to always read to you. They can read to themselves or others. However, it is important to listen to your child regularly and support their reading and comprehension at home. At the bottom of this page you will find a helpful document to how you can support reading at home. 

 

 

Rising Stars Online Comprehension

An online comprehension will be given out for homework. If your child does not have access to the internet, or if they have difficulties accessing the activity, please let me know.

Details on how to access the comprehension:

my.risingstars-uk.com

user name: Surname First name eg Smith John

Password: Goldcat

Centre ID 319526

 

Important information

Remember - No jewellery is allowed in school expect for stud earrings and watches. Girls MUST have their long hair tied up.

Please make sure your child has their own water bottle in school which is clearly labelled with their name.

 

Our Class Representatives:

School Council Reps: Sofiah Ashdown and Lola Hearn

Green Team Reps: Jack Porter and Grace Wilkins

 

Contact Information

Can I please remind you to double check with the office that your contact details are up-to-date. Newsletters are no longer being sent home with the children but are available on the School website.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

 

Thank you,

Miss Noble.

Our literacy topic was Debate - we researched deforestation across the world and had a class debate on whether this process is necessary or not.

Our literacy topic was Debate - we researched deforestation across the world and had a class debate on whether this process is necessary or not.  1
Our literacy topic was Debate - we researched deforestation across the world and had a class debate on whether this process is necessary or not.  2
Our literacy topic was Debate - we researched deforestation across the world and had a class debate on whether this process is necessary or not.  3
Our literacy topic was Debate - we researched deforestation across the world and had a class debate on whether this process is necessary or not.  4
Our literacy topic was Debate - we researched deforestation across the world and had a class debate on whether this process is necessary or not.  5

Our Class Assembly about Chinese New Year

Our Design Technology - last half term we have focused on sewing and making a 3D design. The children made lovely Christmas decorations based on their own designs.

School is open over the Easter holidays including Good Friday and Bank Holiday Monday for those parents who are key workers and have no other form of child care. Thank you.
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