BLACK LIVES MATTER
Hello Year 5!
You might have noticed in the news there have been some really important protests happening all over the world. These protests started in America when a black man, called George Floyd, was killed. The people protesting want justice and they want everyone to realise that Black Lives Matter. Although this seems obvious to lots of us, it is a message that still isn’t being heard or understood by many people. At the beginning of this year you learnt about the injustice and discrimination black people have faced throughout history (think about what happened in Benin and other African countries during “the scramble for Africa”; the years of slavery; what happened to Emmet Till and many other innocent Black People; as well as the prejudice laws, opportunities, actions and attitudes). It is not enough to quietly support this movement; we want you to look at the sources below and educate yourself about why Black Lives Matter and why it’s necessary to ensure this message is heard. Then, make it your mission to ensure people hear it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXLS2IzZSdg – A performance by the rapper Dave highlighting the inequality faced by black people.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7EZWBIPUUQ – A persuasive speech by a young boy filled with facts about black injustice.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mI7eHX9u4Q0&safe=true – An American news story about the history of Black Lives Matter (This video contains some mature content).
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-52877678 - BBC news report containing lots of statistics showing the reality of black injustice.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52813673 - A Newsround report explaining what happened to George Floyd and what has happened since his death.
https://www.itv.com/news/granada/2020-06-03/hundreds-gather-for-black-lives-matter-protest-in-liverpool/ - A news report showing the Black Lives Matter protest at St Georges Hall in Liverpool this week.
The first document below contains links to lots of audio books that contain black characters (as shockingly lots of stories don’t have any black characters at all!). There are some you will enjoy listening to and some you might want to share with a younger sibling (if you have one!) – but it’s important that we show our support for books which represent the diverse range of people that live together on Earth!
The second document below is a list of books you could read if you wanted to learn more about anti-racist activism. There are lots of brilliant books on this list and I’d really recommend you try to get your hands on at least one!
https://www.readliverpool.co.uk/ - here’s the link to Read Liverpool if you wanted access to some books in order to educate yourself even more!
Hello Year 5!!
You all know the drill by now - i've uploaded a few more tasks for you to have a go at! Do your best, let me know if you're not sure about something and ensure you're getting a healthy dose of fun and laughter each day!
I've uploaded enough work to last 2 weeks, so the next upload will be on June 15th, but please contact me before then if there are any issues etc! I'm excited about this project so please do send me pictures/videos etc!
Shout out for this week go to Oliver C for his incredible space and bioluminescence projects (check them out below!) and to Nathan who has been working hard on his free hand drawing!
Keep up the good work everyone!
Additional home learning resources - Remember this is all guidance to support learning; nothing is compulsory so just do what you can!
A range of online lessons - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons
Reading – Reading your own book every day
- A range of e-books, similar to the ones we have in school, are available here - https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page?view=image&query=&type=book&age_group=Age+3-4&level=book+band%3A+lilac&level_select=book+band%3A+lilac&book_type=&series=#
- Listening to 'The Boy Who Made the World Disappear' via this audio book link - https://www.worldbookday.com/stories/the-boy-who-made-the-world-disappear-by-ben-miller/
Writing – Daily writing lessons with Jane Considene - https://www.youtube.com/c/thetrainingspace
Spelling/Grammar – Spelling Shed
Maths - TT Rock Stars and ‘Number of the day’ (below) every day
- Daily Maths investigations - http://www.iseemaths.com/home-lessons/ (lots of you will enjoy these!)
Creative – Mrs Cartwright’s Crafternoon – focused on a different artist each week.
- Draw with Rob Bidulph on a Tuesday and Thursday https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBpgrJijMpk_pyp9uTbxLdg
PE – Daily keep fit session with Joe wicks video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
- Use the log-in details to access REAL PE at home.
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Year 5 rules still apply at home!
HAPPY HALF TERM!!
Huge well done to everyone for your effort over this half-term! It's been a strange half term for everyone but Mrs Rees and I have been so impressed by how committed and dedicated you've all been! This week, your main job is to have a well deserved rest (you could also help out around the house so that grown ups can have a well deserved break too!). Take some time to do somethings you love! Maybe even try some of the things on our "things to do when you're in the house" list we made way back before lock-down - i'd love some updates of any new skills you've mastered!
ALSO... you could be a GUINNESS WORLD RECORD HOLDER! TT Rock stars are looking for the fastest TT rock star-er in the world! Check it out here - https://ttrockstars.com/page/gwr
Hello Year 5!
Again, i've uploaded some activities for you to have a go at and please let me know how you get on! I know Darcie has been SMASHING the number of the day, Amber and Ruby are busy working very hard at home, Jamie has recently got new pencils to write with and is doing brilliantly, Phoebe has basically become a professional chef! She's cooking amazing looking meals nearly every day! Carter has also been busy in the kitchen baking cookies and Ethan has designed his own basketball shirt!
As i'm sure you've heard, Knotty Ash will not be opening on June 1st, instead it will be acting as a childcare facility for the children of Keyworkers (anyone who was eligible for the old hub!). We'll make sure to keep you updated and I can't wait until it's safe for us to have you back in school! All official school updates are posted on the Coronavirus Information page in the Key Information tab on the website.
I hope you enjoy this weeks task (i'm looking forward to the English task 3!!) and as always let me know if there are any problems!
Hello Year 5!!
It was brilliant to see some of you getting involved with Deaf Awareness Week on twitter - well done to everyone who joined in! Also, a massive thank you to everyone who sent me work/questions during the week! A particularily big well done to Holly O, who create a beautiful jelly fish aquarium as part of her under the sea project(I've add the picture of it to th gallery below!).
This weeks project is all about sports, so hopefully lots of you will enjoy that (make it personal to you and choose a sport you enjoy - football, gynastics, motor-racing, horse riding etc!).
Remember, the main things to focus on are using TT Rock stars and Spelling Shed, completing the 'Number of the Day' and SPAG spotter, reading a book you like and enjoying yourself every day.
As always, if you need help, or you're not sure how to do something, or you just fancy a chat feel free to send a e-mail to the school email address and i'll get back to you!
Hello again Year 5! I loved seeing your communication posters and reading your fantastic letters last week. A huge thank you to everyone who sent things over for me to see! I've attached some new activities for you to have a go at below! Also, this week is Deaf Awareness Week (one of my favourite weeks!) so make sure to have a look at the school's twitter page (@ashknotty) to see how you can get involved in celebrating that!
Remember, the main things to focus on are using TT Rock stars and Spelling Shed, completing the 'Number of the Day' sheet and SPAG spotter, reading a book you like and enjoying yourself every day. Also, don't forget to have a look at the "Activity Ideas" at the very bottom of this page which includes things I think you'll enjoy doing!
If you need help, or you're not sure how to do something, or you just fancy a chat feel free to send a e-mail to the school email address and i'll get back to you!
Hello again Year 5, I was so glad to hear how brilliant you are all being at home - please keep this up! I know it's not easy, but i'm so impressed by your attitudes! I've attached some more work so you can continue to keep learning at home this week and, as always, please e-mail me if you need any support.
Remember, the main things to focus on are using TT Rock stars and Spelling Shed, completing the 'Number of the Day' sheet and reading your own book and enjoying yourself every day. You should complete the English and Maths tasks as often as possible. Also, don't forget to have a look at the "Activity Ideas" at the very bottom of this page which includes things I think you'll enjoy doing!
Hello Year 5!!
Mrs Rees and I are missing you all an awful lot and we’re glad so many of you have been keeping in touch on twitter! I will be uploading a few things on to our class page so you can keep learning at home. If some of it is too tricky have a look a the other year group pages or if you want a challenge try Year 6’s page! I wish I was there to help you with this work but in the meantime just do what you can – as long as you’re trying your best then you know Mrs Rees and I will be proud of you!
I’ve attached links below to a lots of different things you can do at home to keep learning. The main things to focus on are using TT Rock stars and Spelling Shed, completing the 'Number of the Day' sheet and reading your own book every day. You should complete the English and Maths tasks as often as possible. I've included links to resources for other subjects that you can explore as well as some things to help you relax. I've also created a list of life skills (very bottom of this page) that I want you to master before we're all reunited!
Remember I am still here to support you as much as I was before (but instead of putting up your hand you need to get an adult to send an e-mail - which is a bit more complicated but i'll still help you all the same!)
Please e-mail tweet me photos/updates of how you're getting on; I really enjoy seeing what you've been getting up to!
Welcome to the class page for Year 5.
We're hoping to create a gallery of all the lovely things you're doing while school is closed.
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Stay safe and happy
Science – Record or photograph your space project (homework set previously) and send it either via twitter (to @ashknotty) or email (to email@example.com).
- Explore the solar system on this website http://stars.chromeexperiments.com/ (it's really cool!)
Geography - Complete this online quiz to help you learn the continents/oceans of the world. https://online.seterra.com/en/vgp/3188 (The perfect revision tool for Mrs Rees' quiz once we're back in school!)
By the time we get back I want you all to be able to do the following things -
Tie your shoelaces
Tie a tie
Do and undo your own top button
Tell the time (on both an analogue and a digital clock)
This is the perfect time to practice these life skills! You could also practice (or even teach someone in your house) your massage, mindfulness and BSL skills!