World Book Day
Thursday 4th March
WELCOME TO 5VT'S WEBPAGE
Week beginning 1st March 2021
Good Morning, 5VT! I hope you all had a lovely weekend in the sunshine. Wasn't it beautiful!
Happy St David's Day! St David is the patron Saint of Wales. Today is the national day of Wales and has been celebrated since the 12th Century. Celebrations usually involve the singing of traditional songs, drinking tea with special Welsh bread and the daffodil (one of my favourite flowers) or a leak is worn being the national symbols of Wales.
What can you find out about St David?
This week's Art challenge theme is Springtime.
The Reading River Activity is based on the story Street Child by Berlie Doherty.
When completing your lessons, please be mindful of how long you are spending on each lesson. Our maths and English lessons in school last 1 hour, so we only expect you to spend the same amount of time working on it at home. You do not have to spend more than this amount of time trying to complete all work set in that lesson. Of course, if you want to finish it, then by all means do so, but we only expect you to spend a maximum of one hour on each subject.
We really enjoy receiving the emails and seeing your work. If you'd like to send in photographs of what you have been getting up to whether its related to school work or not, we'd love to see them! Remember, if you are taught by Mr Rush for Maths but Miss Veeramah for English and Reading then email your maths work to 5-6R@fairhaven.dudley.sch.uk and your English and Reading work to 5VT@fairhaven.dudley.sch.uk.
Keep up the good work.
Here's a message from Mrs Smith...
Reading is so important, and we would like you to all continue with this while you are not at school, so that you can continue to progress but most of all enjoy the wonders of finding new knowledge or immersing yourself in another world. Reading can offer so many different things.
I have thoroughly enjoyed coming into your classes each Thursday morning. Having a chat about reading and seeing all your wonderful progress. We are still unsure when school will be able to reopen but I hope that you are still reading at home. Please continue to read books of your choice and get an adult to record this in your Home Reading Record, when you have reached any of the milestones, 50, 100 , 150 reads then get an adult to email your teacher who will be able to send you a certificate to reward your achievement until we are back at school when you will be awarded your prize. I am extremely proud of all your achievements in reading this academic year and I don't want a pandemic to dent this.
If you are continuing to work on your Reading Challenge that is brilliant. If you haven't done this and would like another copy of it then email your teacher and we can get one sent to you to work on. Dudley Library Service is offering a free click and collect service so you can order all the books that you need for the Reading Challenge from them.
I will be asking your teachers how everyone is getting on. Happy Reading!
Children's Antarctic Websites - Computing Lessons
Here are some of the Antarctic Holiday websites, created by the children in our phase. Have a look at what your classmates have designed and made. Click the links below to load the website.
NOTE: You must be signed into your school Google account (or the chromebook5-6 account) to view them, as they can only be viewed by members of our school. If a Google error message appears when you click on of the links below, it's because you're not signed into a school's Google account.
Monday 1st March 2021
LESSON 1: In this lesson, we will introduce what a biography is, we will look at the features of a biography and we will find examples of features in a biography.
LESSON 1: In this lesson, we will analyse the opening pages of Greenling by Levi Pinfold.
LESSON 24: In this lesson, we will review all the key skills that we have developed over our unit on Oliver Twist. Following this, we will think about some ideas for writing so that you can set to work and write your own creative narrative, using the characters in Oliver Twist as inspiration.
LESSON 5: In this lesson we will read sections of the text and answer inference questions.
LESSON 23: In this lesson, we will edit our writing from the previous two lessons. We will practise the skills of searching for errors and improving vocabulary choices.
LESSON 4: In this lesson we will read sections of the text and answer questions about the author's use of language. We will also consider synonyms to answer 'find and copy' style questions.
LESSON 22: In this lesson, we will watch a clip of the boys entering Fagin's house and think carefully about the events unfolding. Following this, we will orally retell this section of narrative and then we will use this to help us with our writing.
LESSON 3: In this lesson we will read sections of the text and answer questions about the author's use of language.
LESSON 22: In this lesson, we will watch a clip of the boys walking to Fagin's house and think carefully about the events unfolding. Following this, we will orally retell this section of narrative and then we will use this to help us with our writing.
LESSON 2: In this lesson we will focus on developing retrieval skills. We will read sections of text and answer retrieval questions.
LESSON 21: In this lesson, we will review the role of verbs and adverbs in adding precision to our writing. In particular, we will think about how the correct choice of verbs and adverbs helps us gain a better understanding of characters. We will be looking closely at the character of Fagin to practise this skill.
LESSON 1: In this lesson we will analyse the front cover to infer the genre and subject of the text. We will then explore some of the key features of non-fiction texts and consider their purpose.
LESSON 20: In this lesson, we will explore fronted adverbials. We look at how they can be made up of words or phrases. Then we will explore how they are used to show, 'when', 'where' and 'how'.
LESSON 5: In this lesson, we will discuss some of the themes in the poem. After this, there will be an opportunity to write our own poem using similar themes to the ones identified in 'The Listeners'.
LESSON 19: In this lesson, we will investigate the two suffixes -ent and -ant, including noticing some pattern with word class and letter sounds. We will also review some of the spelling rules we have learnt for suffixes in previous lessons.
LESSON 4: In this lesson, we will look at the structure of the poem and the poet's choice of language. We will then think about some of the key phrases in the poem and think about their effect on the reader.
LESSON 18: In this lesson, we will watch a new section of the film and generate vocabulary to describe the new setting and characters that we encounter.
LESSON 3: In this lesson, we will learn key strategies for answering retrieval and inference questions and apply these to answer questions about the poem.
LESSON 17: In this lesson, we will write the second part of the build-up scene. You will need your plan from Lesson 16 to support you with your ideas for vocabulary and speech.
LESSON 2: In this lesson, we will identify vocabulary that we do not know the meaning of. Then, we will look at some strategies for working our the meaning of those words. Finally, we will practise this skill for some of the words in the poem.
LESSON 16: In this lesson, we will plan in key vocabulary and speech sentences to help us with our writing of the second part of the build-up scene.
LESSON 1: In this lesson, we will learn about the poet, Walter de la Mere, and read the poem 'The Listeners' for the first time. We will then think about our first impressions of the poem and what we understand the poem to be about.
LESSON 15: In this lesson, we will write the first part of the build-up scene. You will need your plan from Lesson 13 (2 lessons ago) to support you with your ideas for writing.
LESSON 5: In this lesson we will explore the images to make comparisons between the families' evening routines. We will consider the themes, messages and what we can learn from the story.
LESSON 14: In this lesson, we will apply knowledge of the spelling rules for words with the vowel sound /ee/, spelt with an 'ie' or an 'ei'. Then, we will use a spelling strategy to practise and complete a test at the end of the lesson.
LESSON 4: In this lesson we will explore the images and compare the shopping experience in Morocco and Australia. We will use the images to identify similarities, differences and links between the stories.
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PE is on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Homework is given on Thursdays and is to be handed in on Tuesdays.
We hope the children are continuing to wash their hands regularly. Here is a link to a funny NHS video to assist with the hand washing!
Click on this link....