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Welcome to the Sycamore Class!

The children in our class are 9 and 10 years old.


Covid-19 Home Learning

It's the final week of the school year! You've all done so well given the circumstances and should be very proud of yourselves. It's been very difficult for you all, and those you're at home with. Please remember to thank anyone who's helped you during this period. I'm very proud of you all! The work and format for this week will be very similar to last week, with Maths and English activities for mornings, then a little more 'freedom' in the afternoons. Please try and do 2 to 3 things per day.  See below...

Week beginning Monday 13th July 2020

We still have the daily White Rose Maths lessons to access, so please take advantage of these by watching the lessons and doing the accompanying activities. The Friday Family Challenge is different, but it's great that so many of you are doing it! I have also chosen 5 different English activities for the week (you can do these in any order). Other than that, you're free to select from the other options below, on any day of your choosing. Our 'Virtual Sports Day' continues this week , with the Gold, Silver and Bronze positions as follows:

Position Name Points
Gold Ryan 227
Silver Izzy 223
Bronze Olivia 221


Please continue to submit your result via the Google Form on our Classroom. I'll announce daily and final winners on the Google Classroom.

Try to use your email account to keep me updated on what you're doing and when. I like receiving your emails!


Pick your order!

1. Transition Booklet (if you can't print this out, you could type up or hand-write your own)

2. A to Z of Year 5. Reflect on this year and try to summarise what has happened during your time in Year 5, with something for each letter of the alphabet. Ensure it's in full, interesting sentences and not one-word responses! e.g.'H - Herd Farm was a wonderful residential trip, where I learnt all kinds of new things and tried out some adventurous activities that took me out of my comfort zone'. 

3. Take a look at the Espresso  Grammar and Punctuation strand (there are lots of activities!) at https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/frontscreen/item305320/grade2/index.html Look at the tabs along the top of the screen - Word, Sentence, Text, Punctuation - and read each focus carefully. Be honest, which focus could you do to revise? Which are you less confident on? Select those that would help then tackle them like this: Video --> Quiz --> Quiz Plus --> Activity.

Do as many as you need. Let me know which ones.

4. Film Review. Watch a film that you own or can stream (even better if it's one you've not seen before). Write a review of it for someone of your age. Would you recommend it?  Why? If not, why not? You may even like to do it in the form of a video review, as seen here: https://www.kidsfirst.org/kidsfirstnews/category/feature-film-reviews/

5. Playground Design. This is Science-linked and is a new, exciting Espresso 'Route'. Learn about simple machines and their uses, then design a piece of playground equipment that uses at least one simple machine. Start here: https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/frontscreen/item1272720/grade2/index.html?source=topnav-menu-key-stage-2 then select the "Playground Design" option.



Access your daily lessons here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ with activity sheets below/on Google Classroom. Theme: Shape.

PLease also remember to work on times tables, with Hit the Button a worthwhile resource: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button



In addition to the daily activities for our 'Virtual Sports Day', you may like to take a look at the following links.

P.E. with Joe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ - Joe is doing live lessons on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday this week, with all other lessons available on the YouTube Channel.

Cosmic Kids Yoga: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Virtual Sports Day (results submitted via Google Classroom)

Monday: How long can you stand on one leg...blindfolded or with your eyes closed? Submit time in seconds.

Tuesday: How far can you jump, starting on two feet and landing on two feet? Submit distance in centimetres.

Wednesday: How many times can you bounce a tennis ball on a racket without it dropping (or a pair of socks on a frying pan)?

Thursday: How many step-ups can you do in 30 seconds? Use the bottom stair or a safe kerb.

Friday: How many 'keepy-uppys' can you do? Use hands or feet. If you don't have a ball, use a pair of socks or a toilet roll!



Here are some wonderful STEM activities that are Science-linked. Have a go at a couple and see what you learn! I've used them throughout 'lockdown' for our Additional Activities grids. https://www.stem.org.uk/system/files/elibrary-resources/2020/07/17_Starters%20for%20STEM_13%20July.pdf



Make a Popplet! Visit http://popplet.com/app/#/demo, try it out, see what you can do! Let me know how you get on! You may like to make your Popplet about something that interests you.



Humans have been drawing other animals for at least 45,000 years. We know it was one of the first things we did when we migrated into Europe and discovered its lions, bears and rhinos. In 1940, some incredible paitings were discovered inside a cave in Lascaux, France, dating back 17,000 years. You can find out more about them here: https://archeologie.culture.fr/lascaux/en

Can you create your own art inspired by cave paintings? What could you use from in and around the home? It doesn't necessarily have to be paint that you use!



The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a collection of marine debris in the North Pacific Ocean. Marine debris is litter that ends up in the ocean, seas, and other large bodies of water.  Also known as the Pacific trash vortex, the garbage patch is actually two distinct collections of debris bounded by the massive North Pacific Subtropical Gyre.

In the final week of our Global Gardens and Nation Parks topic, can you investigate what has gone wrong and consider ways in which we can try and improve the terrible situation we find ourselves in(add to your slides).

Here is a link to a great initiative that shows what can be done using technology:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySp7HKD7jaw




Stay safe and look after one another.


Mr. Butterwick laugh

What do we learn?

To be updated when we return to school.

Important things to remember

Our Week in Year 5

Monday: P.E. kits need to be in school (appropriate for indoors and outdoors).

Tuesday: Times Tables tests.

Wednesday: Choir folders.

Thursday: Spellings test and new lists issued. Some children will need their swimming kit in school.

Friday: P.E. kits need to be in school (appropriate for indoors and outdoors). Certificates and rewards are given out. Have you been 'Green All Week'?


Homework: Reading, spellings, times tables, 1x piece of Maths homework (fortnightly), 1x piece of English/Learning Log (fortnightly). Please call in if a piece of homework is missing or has gone astray.

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