Please spend half an hour on your maths - the sheet is in your homework folder. Some of you have two sheets for an extra challenge. We have been practising long multiplication method this week. Instead of using the expanded method, we are now using the quicker version. Here is a video link to remind you:
Please just do your best. Don't worry if you are finding it a challenge; this is new learning and it might take a few practices for your brain to master it. That's okay - we learn from our mistakes. Just give it a good go!
Welcome back! We hope you had a restful break and are now ready to jump into Term 5.
This term our new topic is 'Stargazing - a Journey into Space'. This promises to be a fascinating topic and we are looking forward to finding out what you already know.
P.E. this term is the same as last term - Mondays and Thursdays.
Please see the topic web and homework grid below for more information.
Please find this week's spelling sheets below.
Homework - 10.03.22
Thank you to the eleven children who brought in their homework folders - you have been rewarded with Dojo points. Please could we all make a really big effort next week to bring in our homework folders. A spelling sheet is the only written work that you need to complete. Let's see if we can have twenty-two homework folders handed in next week! :-)
Please find the different spelling sheets below. Two groups are focusing on the hard ch sound (which is of Greek origin). The other group is revising short a followed by ck - ack. Short a is always followed by ck, not just k. (e.g. backing/baking)
For maths this week, please spend half an hour on Times Tables Rockstars. Times tables will be a revision focus for this term as knowing them quickly really helps us with so many other areas of maths. We can see from school how often and when people log in, so please do this!
We have tried all the logins and passwords today in school and they are all working. If you are having trouble at home, it is likely that there is a filter blocking access - please check your settings.
Homework - 03.03.22
You have all been given individual spellings to practise this week - these are words from your books last term. Please remember to return the sheet on Tuesday. You may of course, practise your spellings in other ways too - anything that helps you get them into your brain! I will make sure everyone has their homework folders tomorrow.
For maths, please have a go at the measures game below - 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire?' Please view and play the game as a slideshow.
Here are some helpful reminders:
1000g = 1 kg
10 mm = 1 cm
100 cm = 1 m
1000m = 1 km
1000 ml = 1 l
If you would like a place value grid to help you with these questions then please let me know - we have some spares in school.
Good Luck! Will you become a millionaire?
Welcome back Eagle Owls!
Our exciting topic this term is 'Ancient Greece'! I am really looking forward to immersing ourselves in the strange, magical world of Ancient Greek myths and learning about the lives of the Ancient Greek people.
P.E. this term will be on Mondays and Thursdays. Please make sure you have your water bottle and come dressed in suitable clothing. School uniform should be worn on the three other days - please wear school shoes rather than trainers. Mondays will be inside P.E. and Thursdays will be outside with the coach.
Please find the homework grid below. There are some websites on the bottom of it that you may find useful. I have also attached some additional sheets - the Greek alphabet, a design your own Greek monster sheet, instructions on how to make a lyre and a Greece fact file template. Some of these are additional ideas to the homework grid - please choose what you fancy!
There is a game assigned to everybody on Active Learn. It is called 'Reel it in'. Please try all the levels. This game covers both prime numbers and square numbers as we have looked at both this week. See the links below for reminders of what the terms 'square numbers' and 'prime numbers' mean.
This week we have enjoyed getting arty with some Day of the Dead mini skulls and paintings of the resplendent quetzal. In maths, we have been investigating divisibility rules, factors and how to square a number. For Number Day we played scrabble by squaring numbers.
Next week, we shall continue our non-chronological report about modern-day Mexico. We will begin an exciting two-week project making Day of the Dead masks which we will share at the end of term in a parade with Hawk Owls.
Thank you to those of you who are remembering to bring your homework in. For this week, please have a try at this maths game:
https://wordwall.net/resource/19221639/maths/multiply-and-divide-by-10-and-100 - this is posted as a link below also.
You can try different versions - select from the menu e.g. quiz, match-up, maze chase etc.
This is revision of multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. Use a place value grid to help you - I will send one home. Remember - count the zeros.
If you are multiplying by 10, the digit will move one space to the the left. 10 has one zero = one space.
If you are multiplying by 100, the digit will move two spaces to the the left. 100 has two zeros = two spaces.
If you are multiplying by 1000, the digit will move three spaces to the left. 1000 has three zeros = three spaces.
MULTIPLYING - the number becomes BIGGER.
If you are dividing by 10, the digit will move one space to the right. 10 has one zero = one space.
If you are dividing by 100, the digit will move two spaces to the right. 100 has two zeros = two spaces.
If you are dividing by 1000, the digit will move three spaces to the right. 1000 has three zeros = three spaces.
DIVIDING - the number becomes SMALLER.
If you are unsure, please use the video link below to help.
Please ask your parent to sign the back of your spelling sheet when you have spent half an hour practising multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000.
Following on from the success of 'Letters from the Lighthouse' last term, we would like to continue with our class shared reading. This aims to promote a love of reading, as it allows children of all abilities to access an interesting, challenging text. Exposure to a wider range of books helps the children to broaden their vocabulary and experience of the world. We hope you will enjoy this term's novel - 'Malamander' by Thomas Taylor. Incorporating elements of folklore and fantasy, this story follows a boy and a girl on the trail of a mysterious sea creature that has been haunting their town for centuries.
If you would like to purchase a copy of this book for your child to use during our sessions, then we would suggest looking at local book shops, charity shops or Waterstones as we have noticed some versions on Amazon are quite expensive! You could also consider loaning a copy from your local library. Please know that this is completely voluntary and that we can also arrange copies in school for the children to share with a partner. As a staff team, we are always incredibly grateful for your generosity and support for these sessions. We will be using this book until the end of the Spring term so that we cover three good quality books over the whole school year.
If you do decide to purchase your own copy, then please write your child's name on the inside cover so we can keep their book safe.
Many thanks for your support :-)
Homework - 06.01.22
A spelling sheet, a maths game board and instructions were sent home this afternoon.
This week, each child has individual spellings - please practise these as per usual for a spelling quiz next Wednesday morning.
There is a rounding game for this week's maths - please see below. There is a link for a random number generator on the sheet which you may find useful. If you need another copy of the game board please let me know and I will photocopy one for you.
Welcome back Eagle Owls!
Please find the topic grid and homework grid below.
This term, the children will have both P.E. and Forest School on a Thursday - please make sure they have warm, waterproof clothes. P.E. is in the morning and Forest School in the afternoon. They will have an additional tennis coaching session on Friday afternoons so please make sure they are wearing P.E. kit on a Friday also.
We will be reading another novel across terms 3 and 4 - we will let you know the title of the book shortly. We would be very grateful if you would be willing to purchase a copy for your child. Please keep your eyes peeled for a book announcement!
Happy New Year!
We hope you have had a lovely Christmas holiday and have found some time to relax with your family and friends. Mrs Dickson and I would like to thank you for your thoughtful presents and cards. We were touched by your generosity - very much appreciated!
This term, we will be welcoming a new child and adult into Eagle Owls. While Mrs Dickson is experiencing life in another school, we are lucky to have Miss Booth in our classroom. I know Eagle Owls will give both our newbies a warm welcome.
Our topic this term is 'Hola Mexico'. We will be learning about past and present life in this fascinating country.
Looking forward to seeing all the Eagle Owls on Wednesday!
Hi Eagle Owls,
For our art project for the last two weeks of term, please could you bring in a shoebox, or something of a similar size? If anyone has several going spare it would be great if we could have them. Don't panic if you can't find one, we will share them out.
We won't need them straight away, but it would be great if you could bring them in by the end of the week.
Hi there Eagle Owls!
For your maths homework this week (02.12.21), please log onto your Active Learn account. You should have two games assigned called 'Clam Collector'.
Your task is to order the numbers - try to reach gold level. Some questions have one decimal place while others have two. Happy eel steering!
Hello Eagle Owls,
For this week's maths, I would like you to spend half an hour playing on 'Guardians: Defenders of Mathematica'. This is a website - please click on the link.
On the back of your spellings sheet, please record which games you play and the levels. If you are finding a level tricky, please keep trying until you improve your score. Record your best score for each game. You might like to focus on one game or you may have time to do more than one. If you are finding it really tricky, you may like to choose a different game.
Please get your parent to sign the back of your sheet to say that you have spent half an hour on the game.
I suggest you look at these games rather than the algebra, measurement or ratio games as we haven't covered these topics. There may be questions within each game that are more challenging than others - please don't worry if you are unsure about some.
Battle for Mathematica
Times Table Trials (timed or non-timed)
Palace of Place Value
Addition and Subtraction Shire
Mysterious Mountains of Multiplication
Fractions of Forests and Decimals
The Deadly Sea of Shapes
How many XP will you earn?
Good luck with your quest to save Mathematica!
Eagle Owls have been enjoying writing and rehearsing a video news report this week. This follows on from last week's learning about the Titanic. We have composed our own news theme using music technology and are looking forward to recording our reports.
Some of the children have asked if they can bring in costumes to help them step into their roles as survivors, presenters and reporters. This is entirely optional - there is not an expectation that the children need to dress up. We will be filming on Monday, so if your child wants to bring in a costume/accessory at the start of next week (15.11.21) they are more than welcome to do this.
This week's maths homework is on Abacus Learn - please log in. You have two games to play this week:
Get the yeti - practising multiplying multiples of 10
Lava drama - positioning numbers on a number line
Both of these activities have been assigned to you. There are three challenge levels in each game - bronze, silver and gold. See if you can complete more than one level!
Please ask if you are having trouble accessing these at home.
Remember that you can use the DK Find Out website for your research. If you choose to do the D-Day activity, then you will find the information you need on the 'Normandy Landings' section of the website.
We have had some great Spitfire and Anderson shelter models - thank you for all you hard work! :-) We would love to see some more. There is a scaled drawing of aircraft activity and paper model of a Spitfire activity in the documents below.
Maths homework (07.10.21)
You should have the game 'Marching Madness' assigned on ActiveLearn. Please try to complete this - I can see who has given it a go! Some of you have the game 'Jungle Jump' still to complete from before. Thank you to those of you who have already tackled this challenge.
If you are unsure about your login, please ask. For those of you have folders, you will find the login stuck to the inside of the cover. Some of you are still missing folders - please could you have a really good look at home to check. I will order some next week if they are definitely lost.
Wishing you a relaxing weekend,
Miss Woods and Mrs Dickson :-)
We hope you enjoyed reading our evacuee letters that we sent home. The children were really proud of their writing and wanted to share it with you.
We have had a good start to the week, relishing the opportunity to do some acting with our play script focus in English. We have been watching 'Spywatch', a drama set during World War Two; the children are totally hooked! Eagle Owls have also been learning about growth mindset and considering the impact a positive 'Can Do' attitude can have upon learning. We are making some bunting for the classroom - some of this has a growth mindset theme. In the spirit of World War Two, we are also sewing some of the triangles. We will keep this colourful bunting up in the classroom for the rest of the year - it will help encourage us to persevere!
Please see the message below regarding the project homework.
Please find this week's homework below also.
Have a good weekend!
We are adding some helpful resources to support your homework this term. Here are some websites to help you - I will also add some more documents later in the week.
We know that you are all busy and that sometimes it can be a challenge to fit homework in. I have explained to the children that it is okay to do a project homework over several weeks. Please do your best to complete your spellings and maths each week. We are going through the maths in class each Thursday before we go home. If your child is finding it a challenge, then please encourage them to let us know and we will find some time to go over the learning with them in class.
If you would like a straightforward homework, why not take a look at the Morse code challenge document? The children can also try the Spitfires activities independently.
The World War Two project homework is designed to enrich your child's learning - it is not intended to cause worry. Please do as much that is manageable for you and your family. We have a homework gallery wall in the classroom - it would be excellent if we could fill this up with at least one piece of learning from each child by then end of the term. The learning may be word-processed, handwritten, a drawing, a model or a photo. If you are completing a longer project (e.g. making an Anderson shelter) then why not take a photo of the the work in progress?
Please see below for websites and the Spitfire and Morse code documents.
We have made an excellent start to the term - this week the children are really getting into the swing of being Year Fives. We are enjoying immersing ourselves in the wartime era, and this week have been writing letters as evacuees. It is great to see the children becoming more confident and settled - we have had many brave volunteers sharing their learning and taking pride in their achievements.
We have been revising some spelling patterns for the last two weeks - there is a bit of both in this week's spellings. We will have a spelling quiz on Wednesday, so please practise your spellings for then.
We have been practising the short vowel = double consonant rule.
e.g. hop (short vowel) becomes hopping or hopped
hope (long vowel) becomes hoping or hoped
This week we have also looked at 'ough' words. Please find the spellings below - the children should know which group they are in. If not, please ask.
There is also a maths sheet - see below.
Hello Eagle Owls!
To help ease us into the year, we will not be starting homework until next week. If you would like to keep yourself busy, there is the option of choosing a task from the World War Two homework grid (please scroll down the page). We look forward to you sharing your learning over the coming weeks.
Welcome to Eagle Owls!
We hope you have had a happy and healthy summer and are now ready to return to school as superstar Year Fives. We have heard great things about you all from Miss MacDonald and we are sure you will be excellent role-models to the younger children. :-)
The children made an excellent start on their first day back at school, bringing both their enthusiasm and creativity. We enjoyed playing some ‘Getting to know you games’ and making a start on our colourful extraordinary eagle owl model. During our first week, we shall be imagining how our extraordinary owl got his colour...
This term, our topic is The Fight for Freedom: World War Two. We shall be learning about how the lives of both children and adults changed during the conflict, examining how people’s resilience and resourcefulness carried them through six long years. Our class book will be Letters from the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll. It tells the story of a brother and sister who are evacuated to the Devon countryside, where they discover an undercover mission... Both of us have read the book during the summer holidays and agree that it is a fantastic story - we are really looking forward to sharing it with you. We will be writing letters, diaries, information texts and persuasive speeches. Alongside this, we will continue to practise our spellings and begin work on the Year Five grammar objectives.
In maths, we will be recapping some learning from Year Four before broadening our knowledge. One focus will be development of mental methods to calculate addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems. We will multiply and divide decimal numbers by 10 and 100; this will link to our learning about conversion of cm into mm. We will also revise our understanding of the twelve and twenty-four hour clock.
The children will enjoy getting into the wartime spirit, designing and making Anderson shelters, sewing bunting and baking wartime recipes. We will also learn some wartime songs.
Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries.
We are looking forward to a fun-filled, creative year with you all!
Miss Woods and Mrs Dickson