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Year 5 & 6

A special poem written by Mrs Dowe and performed by some staff in years 5 and 6

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If you would like to contact one of the teachers in years 5 and 6, please email directly:

Mr Roper mr.roper@stmarys.leics.sch.uk 

Ms Parry mrs.horsler@stmarys.leics.sch.uk 

Mr Cramp mr.cramp@stmarys.leics.sch.uk 

Mrs Chamberlain mrs.chamberlain@stmarys.leics.sch.uk

We are really pleased to see some of the amazing home learning that children in years 5 and 6 have been doing! Thank you for the photos that have been sent in - these can be viewed on the 'Home Learning photo gallery' section of the website

 

Please email any photos to your child’s teacher:

Mr Roper mr.roper@stmarys.leics.sch.uk  

Ms Parry mrs.horsler@stmarys.leics.sch.uk  

Mr Cramp mr.cramp@stmarys.leics.sch.uk  

Mrs Chamberlain mrs.chamberlain@stmarys.leics.sch.uk

If your child uses Active Learn Primary at home (for online maths games or Bug Club book quizzes), you will have to retype their usernames and passwords into devices after Saturday 16th May if their username and passwords are automatically saved on devices. The school code is pgyx.

If your child uses Active Learn Primary at home (for online maths games or Bug Club book quizzes), you will have to retype their usernames and passwords into devices after Saturday 16th May if their username and passwords are automatically saved on devices. The school code is pgyx. 1

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary

Daily lessons via BBC Bitesize

Beginning Monday 20 April, BBC Bitesize will publish daily online lessons for all ages. They will also have a new dedicated TV channel full of learning content, podcasts on BBC Sounds and loads of educational video on iPlayer.

 

Online maths activities and reading quizzes can be accessed via :

www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

 

Active Learn Primary

 

ADVICE TO AVOID PROBLEMS WITH ACCESSING ACTIVE LEARN PRIMARY:

1) Make sure you try to access the UK version of Active Learn Primary (sometimes if you search for active learn primary on an internet search engine, the Australian version of the website appears)

2) Some of the links on the website work best if accessed via Google Chrome (Internet Explorer and Safari might prevent some of the 'popups' from loading)

3) If you struggle to log in due to 'cookie settings' issue on Safari (when using an Apple device), try to clear your search history and then try again.

4) If your child's login (username and password) isn't working, send an email to mr.roper@stmarys.leics.sch.uk. Mr Roper will respond to you as soon as possible

 

Your child has a login for Active Learn Primary. They can use their account to access lots of interactive maths games and also do online quizzes for any books they have read:

www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

 

The school's code on the Active Learn Primary website is pgyx

 

 

Times Tables Rock Stars

 

Children from years 2 up to year 6 have access to https://www.ttrockstars.com/

 

When you load up the website, choose the 'login' tab at the top of the webpage, and select 'school pupils'. You should then type in 'Hinckley' and select 'St Mary's Primary School' before attempting to log in via your child's username and password.

 

If your child's login (username and password) isn't working, send an email to mr.roper@stmarys.leics.sch.uk. Mr Roper will respond to you as soon as possible

Home Learning for week beginning 1st June

English Activities

Year 5 Children

Why don't you try some of the writing activities linked to www.pobble365.com for something different?

Don't forget to keep on top of your spellings and reading.  All spellings are to be found on our website.

J K Rowling (of Harry Potter fame) has written a new book which is available free online to all children to read called The Ickabog. Two chapters are being released each day.  Let us know what you think about it.

Maths

Year 5 children

IMPORTANT - The White Rose home learning activities on the links will only allow you to access the videos.  Our school has subscribed to the White Rose's premium service and the worksheets for this weeks activities are listed below the links.

Follow the link below for videos for each day of the week

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5   and select Summer Term week 6

 

STEM Science activities for you to investigate

We would love to see some photos of what you have been making, investigating and creating. Please send them in via your teacher's email. How is the gardening going in this sunny weather?

Home learning for week commencing 18th May

English activities:

Year 5 children

Reading Comprehension (including answers) based upon Pentecost - attempt the 1 STAR or 2 STAR challenge

Year 6 children

Reading Comprehension (including answers) based upon Pentecost - attempt the 2 STAR or 3 STAR challenge

Maths:

IMPORTANT - The White Rose home learning activities on the links below will only allow you to access the videos. Our school has subscribed to White Rose's premium service, and the worksheets for this week's activities are listed below the links

Year 5 children - follow this link for videos for each day of the week:   https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ and select 'Summer Term - week 5'
Year 6 children - follow this link for maths videos for each day of the week:  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ and select 'Summer Term - week 5'

Design and Technology Activities:

If you love lego, then I think you might like this. Create your own lego pinball maze. All you need are some LEGO base plates, a small ball and LEGO! Watch the video below.

Now's the time to GET GARDENING! In the photos below, are some of the tomato and radish plants that I have grown from seed.  Also, some potato seedlings, that are now chitting, so they can be planted out in the ground.

You could go grow some too! Why not start with radish, potatoes, cress or carrots.

If you want to grow a herb, start with mint (but keep this in a pot.)

 

Have a go and let me know how you get on! 

Mr Cramp

Home learning for week commencing 11th May

English activities:

Year 5 children

Year 6 children:

Maths activities:

IMPORTANT - The White Rose home learning activities on the links below will only allow you to access the videos. Our school has subscribed to White Rose's premium service, and the worksheets for this week's activities are listed below the links

Year 5 children - follow this link for videos for each day of the week:   https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ and select 'Summer Term - week 4'

Year 6 children - follow this link for maths videos for each day of the week:  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ and select 'Summer Term - week 4'

A to Z photo challenge - can you beat Mr Roper (who could only get from A to J)?
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St Mary's Community Art Activity

From Mrs Ayres: School is really quiet without the children and we miss them so much. Wouldn't it be fantastic if every child drew a self portrait of themselves on an A4 sheet of paper with their arms outstretched which we could put on the perimeter fence? Not only would it brighten up the fence but it would be a daily reminder of who makes our school community so special. If you would like to take part, please draw yourself with your arms outstretched, colour it carefully and add your first name only.

On your daily walk you can post your picture in the letter box on Station Road, outside Picasso class or post them to school if you don't live close by. We look forward to seeing them.

Home learning for week commencing 4th May

Activities linked to the 75th anniversary of VE Day

Maths online activities - White Rose maths

 

Year 5 children - follow this link for maths activities for each day of the week:   https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ and select 'Summer Term - week 3'

 

Year 6 children - follow this link for maths activities for each day of the week:  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ and select 'Summer Term - week 3'

More maths activities - year 5

More maths activities - year 6

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) activites

Home learning for week commencing 27th April

English activities:

Year 5 children

Year 6 Children

Maths activities:

Each daily lesson is accompanied by a video tutorial. 

 

Year 5 children - follow this link for maths activities for each day of the week:   https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ and select 'Summer Term - week 2'

 

Year 6 children - follow this link for maths activities for each day of the week:  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ and select 'Summer Term - week 2'

Science Activities

Activity 1 - How clean are your hands?

We all know we have to keep our hands clean - but why? What is on the surface of our hands that we cannot see?  Use 5 pieces of bread to find out.

1. Do nothing (this is the control).

2. Wipe your dirty hands on a slice of bread.

3. Wash your hands with soap and then handle the bread.

4. Wash your hands with hand gel and then handle the bread.

5. Wipe your phone, tablet or laptop with the bread. 

 

Place each piece of bread into a separate sealed bag - and wait for the mould to grow.

Can you make a prediction about each one?

Why is there a control - what does this tell you?

Once there is mould, has any result surprised you?

Can you make a decision about which method of handwashing is the best? 

Can you develop the experiment further, testing other surfaces?

 

Once you have completed the experiment, have a look at the results of an experiment carried out by other children in the photo below.

Activity 2 - DNA Detectives!

DNA is in every living thing (and it's only in living things). All living things, bananas and people included, pass on information from one generation to the next using the same basic material, DNA.

(Deoxyribonucleic acid).

Within every living organism, most cells contain a complete set of DNA instructions. The information in DNA tells our bodies how to develop, grow, and work. It also controls many of the features that make an organism unique.

 

To extract DNA for this activity, it is best to use mushy fruit. Bananas and strawberries are great choices. Add four tablespoons (60 ml) of this mixture to two teaspoonfuls of hair shampoo (10 ml) and two pinches (0.5 ml volume) of salt. Stir gently for 1 min, then filter through a coffee filter or fine sieve into a clear container.

After 30 min, check how much liquid has come through the filter.

 

For the next part, the help of a grown up is needed and necessary!

Add about four times this, the volume of alcohol spirit (vodka, rum, or ethanol, with 50% or so alcohol content).  It works better if the alcohol is ice cold. The DNA will then emerge from the solution as a stringy mass which can be spooled out on a plastic fork. DNA is a long, stringy molecule. The salt helps it stick together.

FOR PARENTS - further detailed instructions are contained in the document and video below.

How To Extract DNA From Banana At Home

What do you have in common with a banana?

Home learning for week commencing 20th April

English activities:

Year 5 children

Year 6 children

Years 5 and 6 children - write sentences about this image. Try to make sure that each sentence contains a relative clause. Good luck!!!

Years 5 and 6 children - write sentences about this image. Try to make sure that each sentence contains a relative clause. Good luck!!!  1

Examples:

The car, which was a pale shade of blue, was driven by an old man.

 

The vast array of vehicles raced through the dessert, which was covered in a thin layer of salt.

 

Maths activities:

 

Year 5 children - follow this link for maths activities for each day of the week:   https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ and select 'Summer Term - week 1'

 

Year 6 children - follow this link for maths activities for each day of the week:  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ and select 'Summer Term - week 1'

Creative Activities:

Activity 1 - model of a clock tower

 

Before our school closed, we were all enjoying reading Philip Pullman's 'Clockwork'. The book is set in the town of Glockenheim, which has the most magnificent clock tower in the whole of Germany (the Great Clock of Glockenheim).

Here are some examples of models of clock towers.

We would like you to make or draw a clock tower using whatever equipment you have in your house.

If you choose to draw a clock tower, include as much detail as possible.

If you are making it, you could use Lego, cardboard, plasticine, wood, duplo, Mechano - anything you can get your hands on (with the permission of a parent!).

You might even attempt to create a virtual model of a clock tower using a computer.

Please send photos of your finished projects - we look forward to seeing them. 

We hope you have lots of fun creating your clock tower!

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Activity 1 - photography project (choose a colour)

 

Choose a colour you would like to focus on. Then, look around your house or in your garden for things that are that colour - take a photo. If you are out on your daily walk with your family, can you spot things which are that colour? If so, take a photo! 

 

Afterwards, make a collage of all of your photos.

 

If you manage to create a photo collage, please send us your collage so that we can see it! We look forward to seeing your photo collages. Good luck and enjoy this exciting challenge.

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