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Friday 8th January 2021

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The first week of your remote learning, done! Well done, Year 5 :-).

It's been lovely to see the potion poetry you created - so much positivity!  

What are you most proud of this week? What did you find more challenging? We still want to be metacognitive learners! What could you do to avoid those challenges next week? 


09:00 - 09:45: Class Daily Zoom Session! 

It's been lovely to have so many of you join us for the calls so far. Make sure you have a paper and pen ready for the session, to make notes of key learning points and to be able to join in with the tasks :-).


Word of the Day:  Potion 

Look up what the word means, what word group it belongs to and place it accurately into a sentence.


09:45 - 10:30   Mathematics. 

Step 5: Calculate Perimeter. 

This week, we will be starting a new topic in our learning... Measurement: Perimeter and Area! Work through the worksheet Friday 8th January - Maths Task. 

Be sure to watch the White Rose video below & linked in the activity sheet - this will help with your new learning!


10:30 - 10:45   BREAK! 

Get outside and enjoy the Winter air! Notice the birds, leaves, seed heads, twigs and vivid green moss! 


10:45 - 11:15   SPaG

Spelling Revision: Word with the Silent Letter 't'.

Work through the Spelling Sheet, based on the activities provided from our Orange Spelling Booklets (Read, Write Inc.). Look at the spelling tips that are given and then work through each of the activities. 


11:15 - 12:15   English/Writing. 

Perform your own Shakespearian Positive Potion Poem!

Share and discuss your poem with your friend or group online. Could you use bits of each to create a joint pome? Then, you are going to practice performing your poem. 

If you are unable to perform with others, look back at your work and think: How can I improve it? 

Practice performing, varying the: 

  • Tone
  • Volume
  • Add movements/actions! 

We would love to see your work! So film it if you can and upload to Tapestry. 


12:15 - 12:30   Class/Own Book.  

Like we would in class with our class book, spend some time quiet reading or listening to the class book. The teachers have uploaded videos of themselves reading different chapters on Tapestry, so be sure to check :-).  


12:30 - 1:30   LUNCH! 


1:30 - 2:00   Reading Activity. 

Read for 15 minutes OR read to the end of the next chapter in the boo you are working your way through. 

Read 'I will think about it' and answer the questions. 


2:00 - 3:20   Circle Time: 

Social Media: 

What is technology? What do we use technology for? What is one of the top uses of technology? Social media! Why do we use it? How do you use it? Work through the Circle Time Sheet


Get outside and explore! 

Even though it is winter, it is vital you get some fresh air and exercise for your physical and mental wellbeing. 

We would like you to create your own actual potion, from natural objects around your environment.

  • So, collect some things from the garden or from a walk.
  • Put them in a bag.
  • If you can find herbs (rosemary, sage or bay), which will make your poem smell wonderful, flower heads or leaves around you, that is great! 
  • Grind some of the ingredients (you could use 2 stones or a pestle and mortar!) to make powders. 

If you have any spare time in the afternoon...

  • Collect an old tub.
  • Mix some water.
  • Add your powders to the water. What is the potion going to be for? Could you create a label for it? 

Save your potion for next week's learning! Keep it outside though! 



Philosophical Question to finish the day! 

Yesterday's Q:  Would you rather have sun or snow?  

Miss Martin: Oooo this is a tricky one! I love snow (it's on my bucket list to go skiing again one day!) but I'm a real sun-bug... I love to laze around in the heat and soak up some Vitamin D (sensibly and with sun-cream, of course!). 

Miss Chapman: For me it has to be snow! We hardly ever get snow, or enough snow to be able to go out and roll around in. Crowborough tends to get more snowfall than in Tonbridge - they had a light shower of snow the other day and I was SO jealous!! My favourite pass-time was watching our cats head out into the snow. As soon as Aslan's paws hit the snow he froze and turned straight around! Whereas Elsa leapt around the garden having a whale of a time! 

Mrs. Hudson: One  of my greatest pleasures is swimming in the sea. I love the waves, but not too big. So from that perspective I love the warmer weather. However, a big treat for my family is to go skiing every year in the powdery snow of the Alps. I think this year I will just have to go with sun and I think Saturday is meant to be a sparkling, sunny day. So enjoy. 



Today's Question:  Would you rather have a boat or a bike? Why? 

Spend some time during dinner or at some point in the evening, discussing this with the other people at home! We're sure there will be some interesting responses :-)

White Rose Video - Calculate Perimeter