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Netherthong

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Class 5

Thursday 4th June

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Morning Class 5! Slightly different weather yesterday, wasn't it? Thanks for all your hard work with the blog this week. I can see a lot of your are doing the new PurpleMash reading comprehensions. Let me know what you think of them!

Here are the answers to yesterday's daily questions:

1.) Where are the 2 determiners?   We have some sweets in the cupboard.

2.) Where is the adjective? There was a tiny scratch on the car. 

3.) Where is the modal verb?  Bill ought to tidy up his stuff.

4.) Where is the adverb of possibility?    I will probably ride my bike after lunch. 

5.) Add the comma:  She could go on the scooter, or play on the slide. 

6.) Add a pair of dashes to indicate the parenthesis.   Tony born in 2000 - has just had his birthday. 

7.) Where is the relative clause? The deck of cards, which had an extra joker in them, was given to the king.

8.) Fill in the missing word.        An adverb describes a verb.

1.) 643 X 67   = 43,081

2.) 6.709km is how many metres?   6709 metres

3.) Add the Roman Numerals:      XXIV + XXVI     24 + 26 = 50

4.) 7 and 2/5 X 9    66 and 3/5

5.) 5/6 + 1/3 + 5/12   Change them all to twelfths.     10/12 + 4/12 + 5/12 = 19/12 or 1 and 7/12

6.) 9/10 as a percentage.   90%

7.) 6.78 + 0.001    6.781

8.) Which digit is in the TENS column?      78.349      

9.) 9 squared multiplied by 1 cubed.    9 squared = 81     1 cubed = 1       81 X 1 = 81

10.) What is the next number in the sequence?   0.798,  0.799,  ?    0.8(00)

Reading

Spend 30 minutes reading your book today. I have decided I want to read a non-fiction book next, so if anybody has a recommendation, let me know! I'm sure Tom has a couple he could recommend!

English

You should be on with your 'Guide to Surviving Year 5' piece of writing. I had a great introduction sent to me from Ethan! Looking forward to reading the final drafts. Today, try to get the rest of it written. Remember, it needs to be neat, as I will be showing the Year 4 children on their blog. I might even ask them to email me with questions for you, and I will let you guys answer! 

A reminder of the subheadings that you might want to use:

Topics and Work

Mr. Kershaw

Class Routines

Classroom

When you have finished the writing, please send it in to me! Looking forward to reading them!

Here are your 8 questions for today:

1.) Where is the determiner?    Jeff's car is next to that van.

2.) Where is the pronoun?  Josh grabbed his umbrella as he did not like rain!

3.) Where is the modal verb? We must be careful!

4.) Where is the adverb of possibility?     We could possibly go to the park later.

5.) Add the comma:    Once you have finished your work you can go out to play.

6.) Add ONE dash to indicate the parenthesis.      This is not acceptable don't you agree?

7.) Where is the main clause?  Tina, who lives next door to Tim, is a very kind person.

8.) Fill in the missing word.   An adjective describes a ............

Maths

Today, we are going to look at multiplying fractions that are less than 1 by a whole number (an integer means a whole number). We have done this in school, and I often put multiplying fractions in your 10 questions, but I think it is important to cover this again. 

When you multiply a fraction by an integer, you ONLY multiply the numerator (the top number) by the integer. The denominator (bottom number) stays the same. The video on the link below explains this really well. If you end up with an improper fraction (where the numerator is greater than the denominator), you can change it into a mixed number. You may also be able to simplify the fraction. 

One thing I would say is that the teacher in the video prefers to simplify the improper fraction before she changes it to a mixed number. I prefer to change it to a mixed number first, but it is up to you!

So for 3/12 X 6 you multiply the numerator (the 3) by the integer (the 6). 

3 X 6 = 18 so you will have 18/12.

18/12 is an improper fraction, so you can change it to a mixed number by seeing how many 12s are in 18. 

That is 1 and 6/12. You can then simplify the 6/12 to 1/2 so the answer is 1 and 1/2. 

When you watch the video, you will see that the teacher on there simplifies before changing to a mixed number. It doesn't matter what order you do this in, it is personal preference. 

There are two activities on the link. Please do activity 2. If you want to do activity 1, this is optional, but you will need people to play the game with you!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6ghscw

Here are your 10 questions:

1.) 555 X 53

2.) 345 metres in kilometres.

3.) Add the Roman Numerals.   XL + L = 

4.) 4 and 2/3 X 3

5.) 3/4 + 5/8 + 1/16 = 

6.) 7/10 as a percentage

7.) 4.005 + 1.32

8.) Which digit is in the THOUSANDTHS column?    9731.026

9.) 7 squared take away 3 cubed.

10.) What is the next number in the sequence?    6.003, 6.002, 6.001, ? 

Topic

Back to our We are Britain topic today. On Tuesday, you looked at some well-known kings and queens that ruled over England or Britain since 1066. 

Today, we are going to do some more research into these 6 kings and queens. But instead of just simply researching them and writing facts down, I thought we could do a little quiz. I have 15 questions for you, and every answer will be one of these 6 kings or queens:

William I (William the Conqueror)

Richard III

Henry VIII

Elizabeth I

Victoria

George VI

You will need to read up on each of them to be able to answer them. This is a new way to do research, and there are a couple of ways to do it. You could read up lots on every single king or queen on the list, and make notes and then answer the questions. Or, you could do some more 'focussed' research, where you think about what to type in the search bar. If you remember, last year in computing, we learnt about how to search smartly. Remember kidrex.org is a good and safe website for children to search on. By the way, instead of saying 'king or queen' all the time, I will be using the word 'monarch' which means either a king or queen.

1.) Which monarch reigned from 1558 - 1603?

2.) Which monarch is famous for having 6 wives? 

3.) Which monarch was the child of Anne Boleyn? 

4.) Which monarch is our current Queen's father? 

5.) Which monarch became king after defeating Harold Godwinson at the Battle of Hastings?

6.) Which monarch reigned during the industrial revolution? 

7.) Which KING had the surname Tudor?

8.) Which monarch's body was found in a car park in Leicester in 2012?

9.) Which monarch had a Shakespeare play named after them? (There are two answers to this one, either one will get you the mark! I didn't know about one of them, so I have learnt something as well!).

10.) Which monarch reigned during the second world war?

11.) Which monarch reigned for 63 years, 7 months and 2 days? 

12.) Which monarch was famous for her bright orange hair?

13.) Which monarch ordered the Domesday Book to be created?

14.) Which monarch was the father of Elizabeth I?

15.) Which monarch reigned from 1066-1087?

Send your answers to my email (class5@netherthongprimary.co.uk) for marking. I would love to see your answers! If you get 15/15 you will go into the 'hall of fame' in Friday's blog post. Well done for having a go at this - some of these questions are tough!

PE

Keep up your active time! It is really important to stay active. As the weather is rubbish, if you want to share your indoor activities with me that would be great!

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Wednesday Updates

admin on: Class 5

Hello Class 5! What a miserable day for weather! Hope you've still managed to have a good day. Yesterday, I got to see Seb, Esme and Max in school which was lovely! I was so pleased to see them! 

Just to let you know, if you have sent me PSHE work from today, thank you so much. I won't be sharing this on the blog, as I think people's feelings are quite private. But I will reply to any work you send me, I promise!

First up, Tom has sent his weekly fact:

Hello did you know the worlds highest above sea level toilet (I’ve been) is on Mont Blanc is France it is 15,777 feet above sea level

Another great and random fact, Tom. I love hearing your facts!

Madison has been busy doing the Joe Wicks' exercise this week. I have found it tough this week! He has really upped the difficulty, I think!

Isla and Fred have been busy with their Top Trumps cards on the kings and queens. Keep these safe, they may help you with a special quiz I have tomorrow.

Owen has been perfecting his diving tricks! Yes, he really jumped from his trampoline into the pool! I have seen a video as proof! Just a reminder that Owen had an adult present whilst doing this! Don't try anything like this without an adult around to check it is okay!

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Wednesday 3rd June

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Morning Class 5. Hopefully I will hear from a few more of you today. It would be great to see how you are after half term. Just to let you know, I didn't post a Tuesday updates, as I didn't get many emails. Isla, Tom and Madison, I will post your work on today's updates blog. 

Here are the answers to yesterday's daily questions: 

1.) Where is the article?    She tried to write using a pen, but it was difficult. 

2.) Where is the adverb?    They tried to explain to the man who was shouting angrily

3.) Where is the modal verb?    I am not sure you can do that!

4.) Where is the adverb that shows possibility?   It will certainly be a fun day!

5.) Add the comma.     The children were watching the film, which was very funny.

6.) Add a pair of dashes to show the parenthesis.    The watch - which had a pink strap - was on the floor.

7.) Where is the main clause?  The boat, which was in front of the marina, was owned by a famous celebrity.       Remember, sometimes a main clause can be split up by an embedded clause. 

8.) Fill in the missing word:   A pronoun replaces a noun. 

1.) 877 X 35    30,695

2.) 3.2km is how many metres? 3,200 metres

3.) Add the Roman Numerals:   XV + C   XV = 15    C = 100      15 + 100 = 115

4.) 6 and 2/3 X 7    46 and 2/3

5.) 6/7 + 3/14    6/7 is the same as 12/14 so 12/14 + 3/14 = 15/14 or 1 and 1/14

6.) 6/6 as a percentage. Remember what I said in the answers for yesterday's questions!    100%

7.) 1.045 + 0.9    1.945

8.) Which digit is in the tenths column?     20.15   

9.) 10 cubed minus 5 cubed.    10 cubed = 1000         5 cubed = 125     1000 - 125 = 875

10.) What is the next number in the sequence?    0.054     0.54       5.4       54

Reading

I have set two 2dos for you on PurpleMash. The first is chapter 2 of A bridge on Fire and the second is a quiz about this chapter. Please complete this. 

English

Today, the first task is to write a very short introduction to your 'How to Survive Year 5' piece of writing. You need to write the title, then include an entertaining introduction. You might want to use rhetorical questions like 'Do you want to know how to ace Year 5?'     or 'Ever wondered how to get on Mr. Kershaw's good side?' 

Then, over the next two days you will be writing your guide under the subheadings we looked at yesterday. A reminder that they are:

Topics and Work

Mr. Kershaw

Class Routines

Classroom

Also, I have attached Libby F's guide that she has written already. She has finished it early! She hasn't had chance to do the introduction, but the rest of it is awesome!

Here are your 8 grammar questions:

1.) Where are the 2 determiners?   We have some sweets in the cupboard.

2.) Where is the adjective? There was a tiny scratch on the car. 

3.) Where is the modal verb?  Bill ought to tidy up his stuff.

4.) Where is the adverb of possibility?    I will probably ride my bike after lunch. 

5.) Add the comma:  She could go on the scooter or play on the slide. 

6.) Add a pair of dashes to indicate the parenthesis.   Tony born in 2000 has just had his birthday. 

7.) Where is the relative clause? The deck of cards, which had an extra joker in them, was given to the king.

8.) Fill in the missing word.        An adverb describes a ..............

Maths

Yesterday we looked at adding mixed numbers, today we are subtracting mixed numbers. Here is the link. Just complete activity 1 at the end, please. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhs9d6f

Here are the 10 questions for today:

1.) 643 X 67

2.) 6.709km is how many metres?

3.) Add the Roman Numerals:      XXIV + XXVI

4.) 7 and 2/5 X 9

5.) 5/6 + 1/3 + 5/12 

6.) 9/10 as a percentage.

7.) 6.78 + 0.001

8.) Which digit is in the TENS column?      78.349

9.) 9 squared multiplied by 1 cubed. 

10.) What is the next number in the sequence?   0.798,  0.799,  ? 

PSHE

Today, some children are returning to Netherthong. Some Reception children will be coming back and are being taught by either Mrs Oddy, Miss Hemingway or Mrs Hemingway. Next week, Year 1 and Year 6 return. 

I would like you to think about how you feel about returning to school (whenever that might be). 

Share with a family member your thoughts, feelings and questions about it. It is important to talk about these sorts of things. Also, I would love it if you emailed me with your thoughts, feelings or questions. I can't guarantee I will be able to answer all of your questions, but it would be nice to see how you are feeling about returning to school.

Here are some things to think about:

How are you feeling about being off school still when other classes are returning?

What thoughts do you have about returning to school?

Which emotions do you associate with returning to school? 

PE

Keep being super active! Joe Wicks has been doing some cracking workouts over the last couple of weeks. Very tiring!

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Tuesday 2nd June

admin on: Class 5

Morning Class 5! Because yesterday was an Inset Day, some of you may have not got around to doing the work I set. That is okay, it is still available further down this blog for you to do if you wish. 

Here are the answers to yesterday's daily questions:

1.) Where is the article? An article is a type of determiner remember.             I tried to grab the tennis ball, but I slipped.

2.) Where is the adverb?   We need to move cautiously if we are to succeed.

3.) Where is the modal verb?   I should tidy up before I go home.

4.) Where is the adverb that shows possibility?       You have definitely impressed me!

5.) Add the comma.        The car was blue, but it looked green in the moonlight.

6.) Where would you have to include brackets to show parenthesis?     Space X (owned by Elon Musk) launched two astronauts into orbit on Saturday.

7.) Where is the main clause?   Despite being off school for ten weeks, she has still managed to remember all her times tables.

8.) Fill in the missing word.    A determiner introduces a noun or a noun phrase.

1.) 683 X 34    23,222

2.) 5494 metres is how many kilometres?   5.494km

3.) A class is going on a school trip. There are 32 children and 2 adults. Each mini bus can carry 5 people. How many mini buses will the class need to take all the children and adults on the trip?  You will need 7 mini buses. Even though 34 divided by 5 is 6 remainder 4, you can't leave 4 people behind!

4.) 5 and 4/5 X 8   46 and 2/5

5.) 1/3 + 5/6            Give your answer as a mixed number.    1/3 is the same as 2/6          2/6 + 5/6 = 7/6 which is 1 and 1/6

6.) 3/3 as a percentage.    Any fraction where the denominator is the same as the numerator, the fraction is 'full' and it is 100%.

7.) 0.56 + 0.327      0.887

8.) Which digit is in the hundredths column?     32.789    

9.) 5 cubed minus 6 squared.    5 cubed is 125        6 squared is 36        125 - 36 = 89

10.)  What is the next number in the sequence?        356,    35.6,      3.56,       ?    0.356

Reading

Spend 30 minutes reading today. If you haven't finished yesterday's reading comprehension on PurpleMash, you can do this today.

English

Yesterday, many of you answered the questions I asked you in note form about how to survive Year 5. As some of you may have not done this yet, I have copied the questions again below. If you did this yesterday, your task today is to make additional notes about anything else you think Year 4 will need to help them survive Year 5. 

Topics and work

What topics have we learnt about this year? If you're struggling to remember, please email me and I will help jog your memory!

Which was your favourite one? Why? 

What tips do you have for dealing with work in Year 5? 

Which subjects did you find quite difficult? How did you overcome this?

Mr. Kershaw

What is Mr. Kershaw like as a teacher? (This could backfire on me!!).

What rules does Mr. K have?

Classroom routines

What does a typical day look like in Year 5? What do we do in the morning? What about the afternoon?

If you follow the rules, what rewards do you get?

If you don't follow the rules, what are the sanctions?

Classroom

What is in the classroom? How are the tables set up? 

Which toilets do you use? 

Which door do you use at break? What about at lunch? 

Here are you 8 grammar questions:

1.) Where is the article?    She tried to write using a pen, but it was difficult. 

2.) Where is the adverb?    They tried to explain to the man who was shouting angrily. 

3.) Where is the modal verb?    I am not sure you can do that!

4.) Where is the adverb that shows possibility?   It will certainly be a fun day!

5.) Add the comma.     The children were watching the film which was very funny.

6.) Add a pair of dashes to show the parenthesis.    The watch which had a pink strap was on the floor.

7.) Where is the main clause?  The boat, which was in front of the marina, was owned by a famous celebrity. 

8.) Fill in the missing word:   A pronoun ............ a noun. 

Maths

We are continuing our fraction work today, by adding mixed numbers. Remember, add the whole numbers first, then the fractions. You may need to change some of the fractions so the denominators match. Here is the link, with two worksheets to do. The answers are in a link beneath the worksheet link. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zknvgwx

1.) 877 X 35

2.) 3.2km is how many metres? 

3.) Add the Roman Numerals:   XV + C

4.) 6 and 2/3 X 7 

5.) 6/7 + 3/14

6.) 6/6 as a percentage. Remember what I said in the answers for yesterday's questions!

7.) 1.045 + 0.9

8.) Which digit is in the tenths column?     20.15

9.) 10 cubed minus 5 cubed.

10.) What is the next number in the sequence?    0.054     0.54       5.4       ? 

Topic

Our topic this half is We Are Britain and it all about the Kings and Queens of England and later, the United Kingdom. It is a history topic designed to help you connect between different times periods in British history. We will also be learning more about British values and what that means. 

Your first task is to create a Top Trumps cards for these kings and queens. Each Top Trump card needs to have the following information on it:

Name: 

Date of birth and death:

Dates they were monarch between: 

Number of marriages:

Age lived to: 

Amount of years as ruler:

You will need to print or draw a picture of them as well.

Here are the kings and queens you will need to research:

William I (William the Conqueror)

Richard III

Henry VIII

Elizabeth I

Victoria

George VI

Here is a Top Trumps template if you need it. You can of course, design and draw one yourself. 

top trumps template.docx

PE

Keep me updated with any new activities you have been doing. It was great to see Fred pictured at the top of Holme Moss after cycling up!

I've noticed Joe Wicks has made his workouts tough in the last couple of weeks! He does extra activities at the end for those who want to go that extra mile! 

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Monday updates

admin on: Class 5

Afternoon, everyone! Hope you've had a great half term. Here are some updates from the last week or so.

The tadpoles that Anna has been keeping safe have grown legs! Think back to our life cycle work and think about what comes next. What might be happening to their breathing methods?

Fred cycled up Holme Moss with his dad in 20 minutes. TWENTY MINUTES!! Amazing!

Isla has caught the jigsaw bug and completed this one with her family. 1000 pieces! Wow!

Owen went on a walk on the moors to find the wreckage of an old WW2 plane. How cool is that?

Libby F helped her sister make a pasta skeleton. Very good!

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