# Friday 14th December, 2018

Shaza’s WWII Presentation:

I love it when you do extra learning at home. It also makes me pleased that our topic is motivating you to find out more. Here is a presentation that Shaza created at home:

Arithmetic:

You’ve completed many question on adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators. Remember:

1. Notice what operation it is (add, subtract, multiply or divide).
2. Work out a common denominator (common multiple).
3. Start with the lowest number: go up in the 9 times tables, maybe you’ll find a multiple of 9 that is a multiple of 72.
4. REMEMBER… Whatever you had to do to the denominator, do to the NUMERATOR!
5. Complete the question.
6. SIMPLIFY.

You can all do column multiplication now. First, multiply the 7, 6 and 3 by the 6 ones. PLEASE remember, that when you get to the second part of the question, you are multiplying by 4 tens, not 4 ones. For that reason, do not forget the place holder. Take care adding up at the end.

SPaG:

I really like this as a SPaG task. ‘Word classes’ is a fancy name for saying: “What type of word is this?” … For example:

I ate the strawberry ice cream.

Verb: ate

Determiner: the

Nouns: I & ice cream

Challenge: I’m sure you could identify the underlined words… But what were the other word classes? E.g. flowers – noun, attract – verb.

Catch you next week,

Mr Kay

# Friday 7th December, 2018

100% ATTENDANCE

I’m over the moon that we achieved 100% attendance again this week – Well done everyone. Overall, we tend to catch more colds and illnesses in the winter, but you all made sure you came into school. Remember, every day you are here, is another day full of learning.

Let’s go for it again next week!

Christmas Carols

Our Christmas service is on Tuesday and we have been practising the songs we shall be singing. We still need to work on ‘Joy to the World’. Here is the link:

Home Learning:

The 20 spellings set for home learning this week are from our SPaG test this week. Please practise them, spelling scores have been a lot lower the past few weeks:

Arithmetic:

Remember that = means the same as. So what multiplied by itself (squared) add 80 equals 105?

25o: Firstly, multiply the whole number by the denominator (6×4=24), then adding the numerator (24+1) = 25/4. Do the same to the second value (3×5=15+1) = 16/5…

…So the new question is 25/4 – 16/5

Remember to make the denominators the same… And whatever you do to the denominator, do to the numerator!

SPaG:

Today, Mr Moore showed me a website to practise spellings on – it’s ridiculously good! Here is the link:

https://spellingframe.co.uk/

Make sure you paste this into your internet browser, select Years 5&6 and off you go!

Identify the subject, object and verb in the sentences below:

1. Aaliyah passed the rugby ball.
2. Musa combed his hair.
3. Shaza rode her scooter.

Which of these sentences are written in the active voice? How about the passive voice?

1. The oven was undone by the cook.
2. Without warning, Elijah hit the tennis ball.
3. Delighted and pleased, Mr Kay ate the pizza.
4. The door was unlocked by Nannette.

Keep working hard, please revise (revisit) what we have learnt at school at home. This will help you remember. I appreciate all of your blog comments; it has a good impact on your learning.

We had great day today! Have a good weekend,

Mr Kay

# Friday 30th November, 2018

SUMDOG:

The Leeds Sumdog Competition starts today and finishes next Thursday. We shall be competing against other schools in attempt to be crowned Sumdog champions!

Dodge ball:

This week we were crowned dodge ball champions, here are some photos:

Visit the PE blog for more 🙂

Malak’s Swimming Achievement:

Malak successfully swam 1 mile at her swimming practice. This is a fantastic achievement! We spoke about how far a mile is and how hard it is to swim that far.

Well done Malak!

Home Learning:

Arithmetic:

Remember to line the digits up correctly. Top tip: You can write the 7 as 7.0 nothing in the first question as it means 7 point nothing (seven and nothing else).

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Challenge:

1. Use the word score in a sentence as a noun.
2. Use the word score in a sentence as a verb.
3. Use the determiners: ‘a’, ‘an’ and ‘the’ correctly in the sentences below:

I ate ….. apple at break time.

Can you please pass me ….. ball over there?

I am having ….. nap because I’m tired.

His mother woke him as usual that morning, shaking his shoulder and then kissing him gently as he rolled over. It was pitch black around him, but then he was used to that by now. For months they had slept down in the cellar on the bunks his father had made the last time he was home on leave…

• What do I notice?
• What does that tell me about…?
• I wonder if this means…
• Maybe this could mean…

Have a good rest and see you Monday,

Mr Kay

## Friday 23rd November, 2018

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Takeover Day: Today, children from all over the school had the opportunity to take over the role of a teacher. But it wasn’t just about today – they had to get through a strenuous application process first, where they had … Continue reading

# Friday 16th November, 2018

Children in Need & Anti-Bullying:

This week was Anti-Bullying week and Children in Need. We completed three lessons for Anti-Bullying week on:

1. Bullying in Social Media & Digital Footprints
2. Meanness in Sport
3. The importance of respect (creating chants and raps)

Anti-Bullying WRITING COMPETITION:

We spoke a lot about meanness in sport. Sometimes it can be just a joke and not harmful, but sometimes it can make people upset. It is important that we are tough and show resilience in these situations, but also know when it is time to tell an adult.

What do you need to do? Create at least 5 sentences writing as one of the three footballers we discussed:

Peter Crouch: Peter is a successful English footballer, who has played for many clubs in England including Liverpool and Tottenham. He has even played for England! He is over 2 meters tall, which gives him an advantage in many parts of the game such as heading the ball from a corner.

Although Crouch is resilient with name calling, he has experienced it throughout his career, especially when he started out as a player. He does not mind the occasional joke – but too much can be upsetting for him and his family… We all know how annoying a joke that gets old is!

John Barnes: John Barnes moved to England from Jamaica as a teenager. To begin with, it was difficult for him as he was judged by his ethnicity. Luckily, John let his football do the talking which made his friends begin to accept him as part of the gang.

John went on to play for Liverpool and England! He is very aware of the racism that goes on in sport. John does not play anymore, but he often helps younger players that have been the victim to racism and speaks out to the world about this. He is often on TV talking about football – watch out for him.

Juninho Paulista: Juninho, or nicknamed ‘The Little Fella’ by Middlesbrough fans is from Brazil. He does not play anymore but made a HUGE impact when he moved from Brazil to England to play for Middlesborugh in 1995. Juninho was VERY skillful and a handful for the other teams because of his incredible talent. Unfortunately, he was picked on by players from different teams because of his size. People were often very rough with him and made lots of bad tackles against him.

Thanks to Mr Magnall’s help, I’ve made a slideshow of all of the useful sentences you could use below. You may want to write your sentences out on paper before you comment, so that you can see which sentence type you are using.

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Good Luck – winners announced next Friday!

Home Learning:

Chess:

We shall be playing some chess soon, why not refresh on the rules and top tips? This is a useful website:

https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/chess-for-kids

Arithmetic:

802 = What does this mean?!?!

Have a great weekend – some great attitudes this week,

Mr Kay

# Friday 9th November, 2018

Remembrance Day

Today, we discussed Remembrance Day. We talked a lot about WW1 and how it was the biggest conflict in history (at the time). Additionally, we also spoke about why we wear poppies and why we do minutes of silence.

Following this, you all completed 100 word challenges on Remembrance Day. Your writing ranged from poems to recounts and from newspaper reports to diaries.

Here is a wonderful poem Aaliyah created at home:

Maths

I was really pleased with Maths this week. We looked at how to complete ratio questions using concrete resources:

Eesha found out that each group was worth 11. Kariss, Khyra and Tia working together to solve a ratio question.

Risa using concrete objects and Sehansa drawing pictures to help her.

AN EXTRA QUESTION TO HAVE A GO AT:

Jessica and Aaron shared some money in the ratio 2 : 6. They received £560 in total.

How much money did Jessica get?

How much money did Aaron get?

… Remember to figure out how many parts there are first.

Finding a Percentage of an amount:

1. Find 10% by dividing the total by 10 – this will tell you what one of the ten parts is worth.
2. From there, you can use what 10% to help find any percentage!

E.g. 20% of £650 = £650 divided by 10 = £65

10% = £65

so

20% = £65 x 2 = £130

REMEMBER: A percentage of a whole is the same as a fraction of a whole… 50% is the same as 1/2, which is the same as 0.5

Arithmetic

We practised multiplying two fractions together this week. We know that there are three steps:

1. Multiply the numerators
2. Multiply the denominators
3. Simplify the fraction

Times Tables Rockstars!

We have a brand-new programme to try out in our school called ‘Times Tables Rock Stars. It helps us with our Times Tables by answering questions online and on paper.

How do we use it?

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student

What section should we play on?

To being with, play in The Studio. This sends me information of what your strengths and weaknesses are.

I also think you can set a Rock Avatar and Stage name – ENJOY!

PE

We began a netball sequence of lessons on Thursday. I really enjoy teaching netball, as you need to your teammates to score points… Because you cannot run with the ball, but only without it!

We focused on the chest pass and agility this week. To improve our chest passes, we worked in small groups of 4-6 people and numbered ourselves. We then passed the ball in number order. The children without the ball were allowed to move – it looked really good. Our agility game was so much fun. Everyone has a cone they stood on and when I blew my whistle, you had to find another cone. To make it a competition, I removed a cone each time – it was almost like musical chairs.

Archie intercepting the ball. Malak catching the ball. Will it go in? Shubab on the ball. Action Shot. Kristina ready to begin our cone agility game. Passing and moving in groups.We never seem to get bored of Toilet Seat Tag!

It’s getting colder outside – so please feel free to bring tracksuit bottoms and a jumper or hoody so that you stay warm.

Grammar

I spoke a lot on Thursday about ‘word classes’ and how a word can change its meaning depending on how we use it in a sentence. The example I used were ‘walk’ and ‘plant’:

Noun: That was a great walk! … Here we are talking about the ‘walk’ as a thing, a noun.

Verb: We will walk to school… We are using ‘walk’ as a verb because we are doing it.

Noun: Miss judge bought me a beautiful plant.

Verb: Shall we plant the seeds?

I had a look through my resources and managed to find a question that will put your understanding to the test – see how you get on:

TOP TIP: Eliminate the answers that you know it is not to begin with.

Well done to those people who got their Pen Pass today. You took on advice and as a result improved your handwriting. Congratulations to Nannette for getting our Learner of the Week!

Have a great weekend,

Mr Kay

PS

Remember this video?

# Robin Wood and Bar Modelling…

We spoke about Robin Wood today. I would like all of our class to go – if you have not paid your deposit yet, please so this as soon as you can. If you need to speak to me about this, please do! Here are the details of the trip:

Maths

This month is called ‘Barvember’, where we will focus on bar modelling. Here are some videos that support what we did today… DON’T PANIC! You will get better with practice.

After watching this video, see if you can attempt this question:

Top Tips:

• Think about how many parts (blocks) Hannah would need to give David so that they have the same amount.
• The amount of blocks that Hanna gave David represents £4.80… Could this help you figure out the rest?
• Remember to draw new bar models out as you along to help you.

I’ve spent some time looking through all of your books and am pleased to award each of the following children a pen pass, congratulations:

Nyiema

Eesha

Malak

Yjesh

Alexia

Shubab

Sehansa

Oscar

Aaliyah

Some of you are SUPER close to achieving your pen pass, so keep working hard and you’ll earn yours soon!

# HALF TERM: SPaG Friday

Here are 5 Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar questions to have a go at:

1. Which words below are adverbs?

Open the drawers carefully and quietly when using the filing cabinet.                   1 mark

1. Which word completes the sentence below.

Michael and Kate read their books ______________ they ate their sandwiches.

while

which

between

during                                                                                                                     1 mark

1. Which punctuation goes with each group of words?

Look out                                                                                ?

How are you doing                                                                 .

January is the first month of the year                                     !                               1 mark

1. Which word describes how William played on the field.

William played badly on the field.                                                                           1 mark

1. Look at this sentence:

The shopping list said he should buy bread, butter, jam and tea.

a) What is the name of the punctuation mark that is used after the words ‘bread’ and ‘butter’?

……………………………………………………..                         1 mark

b) Why is this punctuation mark needed in the sentence above?

to mark the start of a new clause

to show that a word is missing

to separate the items in a list

to take the place of brackets                                                                                   1 mark