For our English unit, we have been focusing on reading the story  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
We have currently read part of the story and looked at how the author has used actions and dialogue to show characters motives (especially the White Witch and Edmund). We are now moving onto looking at expanded noun phrases and using synonyms and antonyms to improve our vocabulary.
The first lesson attached is an expanded noun phrases lesson. The children need to look through the PowerPoint and then create their own expanded noun phrases using the word mat and their own ideas. There is paper provided for them to write them on.
The second lesson is a planning lesson. We are focusing on writing a section of the story not the whole story. We are going to be writing the beginning up to the character entering their own magical place. There is a planning sheet which goes over the experience of Lucy entering the wardrobe and finding Narnia, they need to complete this and then they can use this to create their own plan. The children can use the book  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe to support them, but they can create their own characters and magical place.
Then for the next few lessons, they will need to write their own story using the word mats to support them.
If you have any questions please ask,
With thanks,
Miss Buckley
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For our English unit, we have been focusing on writing a formal letter from Henry VIII to the Pope asking for divorce.
We have learnt the skills of identifying formal and informal language and structures (subjunctive form).
WB 18/10/2021:
We are now planning our letter and will be writing it this week. There is a copy of the example formal letter, which includes key information for you to include in yours and a copy of the planning sheet which can be used.
I have also included the success criteria that you will need to use to write your letter.
Remember these points as you are writing:
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Dear Parents/ Carers,
Below, I have uploaded some work that any children, who are selfisolating, can complete while at home.
There is separate maths work for year 5 and year 6. I have uploaded the whole unit for each class, the year 5 unit is Percentages and Decimals, please ask your child where they are up to and get them to work on from that point. The year 6 unit is a new unit, Algebra so they can start from the beginning.
For their English work we have been focusing on a producing a recount of our experiences at Standon Bowers and creating a persuasive leaflet to encourage people to visit Standon Bowers.
Your child will know which activity they should be completing. I will attach an example of a persuasive leaflet below. If they could make it look like a leaflet that would be fantastic. If any children finish their recount, then they can complete a persuasive leaflet as well.
For topic, we are learning about Earth. I would like the children to complete a project on a famous earthquake and create a fact file about it.
I have included some Euro activities for the children to complete.
Keep safe,
Miss Buckley
Videos for the maths worksheets:
Videos for the maths worksheets:
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Dear Year 5/6 parents and carers,
I hope that you have had a restful half term.
I have updated the class web page with the new maths, English and science units.
I have also added the teaching videos to help if children get stuck with their maths work. This will last for the next three weeks beginning Monday 22nd and I will also be updating you with daily expectations including tasks for foundation subjects.
Please practise spellings everyday weekly spellings Spring 2 Week 1 onwards. Also practise times tables on TT rock stars for 10 minutes each day.
Zoom Lessons:
Maths  11:00am
English  2pm
Friday's zoom is at 1:15pm
With thanks,
Miss Buckley
Maths Videos:
Week 1
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Hello Year 5/6 parents,
As you are aware we are off until at least the February half term. Below is all the information you need and copies of the work packs that have been sent home.
These are the zoom times that will remain the same, except for a Friday afternoon where the zoom will be at 1:15pm.
Math's Lesson  11:00am
English Lesson  2:00pm
For the rest of this half term we will be using the following packs:
With thanks
Miss Buckley
Hello Year 5/6 parents,
As you are aware we are not in tomorrow, Monday 23rd November. I am just writing to explain what will be happening tomorrow, concerning their work and zoom times.
The children will not be using the packs sent home, there will be individual class lessons with zoom calls to support them. The zoom calls are mandatory and attendance will be taken.
Our first zoom call is at 11:30am and this will cover the English lesson.
Our second zoom call is at 3:00pm and this will cover the Maths lesson.
These are resources to support the lesson. If you do not have access to a printer then you can complete the activities on a piece of paper.
With thanks
Miss Buckley
The sheets above are split into, 1 star, 2 stars and 3 stars.
Using your guided reading groups, complete the following activity:
Red group = 1 star activity
Yellow and Orange group = 2 star activity
Green and Silver group = 3 star activity
Please underline your fronted adverbials, adjectives (expanded noun phrases), relative clauses and subordinate clauses in different colours.
If you can't print any sheets at home, you can complete the work on a lined or blank piece of paper.
Dear Year 5/6,
This is just a recap of what was discussed on the zoom call today regarding the work.
For English this week, the children need to complete the planning and write up of their Newspaper report on the opening of Stonehenge. There is also a reading comprehension that the children can do from Friday's work.
They DO NOT start the information text unit, this is in case the government decide on a circuit breaker during half term.
For Maths, the year 6's need to complete the following worksheets:
The year 5's need to complete these worksheets:
All resources, including the video, are below.
DO NOT continue through the booklet. The multiplication and division (year 5) unit is for the circuit breaker. For the year 6's the following worksheets are for the circuit breaker to.
Topic:
Complete Friday's lesson on the prehistoric settlements (resources are further down the page). Then using the personalised questions complete at least 1 activity for this week. If you completed the prehistoric settlements task on Friday, complete 2 activities from the personalised learning sheet this week.
If you have any questions just email me at:
stpcyear1@icloud.com
Keep safe
Miss Buckley
Dear Year 5/6 parents and carers,
As you will now be aware your child will be home schooling until half term. Due to this, your child’s learning, for today, is now available here. The work includes: Maths, English and Topic lessons for today’s learning.
If you have any questions, about any of the work, please do not hesitate to contact me at: stpcyear1@icloud.com
Keep safe,
Miss B Buckley
HOME LEARNING
Maths 
Up until October half term, Year 5/6 will be focusing on the four operations in Maths. The children will need to carry on with one double sided sheet a day from the last one they completed in school.
Year 5: I can add and subtract numbers mentally with increasingly large numbers. I can multiply and divide numbers mentally drawing upon known facts. I can identify multiples and factors, including finding all factor pairs of a number, and common factors of two numbers. I can add and subtract whole numbers with more than 4 digits, including using formal written methods (columnar addition and subtraction). I can use rounding to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of a problem, levels of accuracy. I can solve addition and subtraction multistep problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why. I can multiply and divide whole numbers and those involving decimals by 10, 100 and 1000. I can multiply numbers up to 4 digits by a one or twodigit number using a formal written method, including long multiplication for twodigit numbers. I can divide numbers up to 4 digits by a onedigit number using the formal written method of short division and interpret remainders appropriately for the context. I can recognise and use square numbers and cube numbers, and the notation for squared (2) and cubed (3). I can solve problems involving multiplication and division including using their knowledge of factors and multiples, squares and cubes.
Year 6: I can perform mental calculations, including with mixed operations and large numbers I can identify common factors, common multiples and prime numbers I can use their knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the 4 operations I can solve addition and subtraction multistep problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why I can multiply multidigit numbers up to 4 digits by a twodigit whole number using the formal written method of long multiplication I can divide numbers up to 4 digits by a twodigit whole number using the formal written method of long division, and interpret remainders as whole number remainders, fractions, or by rounding, as appropriate for the context I can divide numbers up to 4 digits by a twodigit number using the formal written method of short division where appropriate, interpreting remainders according to the context I can solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division I use estimation to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of a problem, an appropriate degree of accuracy
Use the resources below. 
Reading 
Complete a Pobble each day from the website below.
Our reading focus this unit is predicting what might happen next in the text, using details from the text. Use the questions below with any book.

Spelling 
Year 5: Use the spelling sheet week 3.
Year 6: Use the spelling sheet week 4.

Sentence work  We have been looking at direct speech and how to punctuate it correctly. We have also been focusing on Nouns and Pronouns. 
Topic  Topic lessons  See all lessons below. Can children complete the lessons they have missed. 
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