Year 5HW: Blog items

5HW Outstanding Learners!

Date: 17th Jul 2020 @ 7:16pm

I had a wonderful time this afternoon being back in school for a special (socially distanced!) "afternoon tea" in the hall which Mrs Hughes, Mrs Thewlis and Miss Wolfenden organised for the teachers - although I've been in our classroom lots of times these past few weeks (it's looking very organised!), it really hit home today how strange a term this has been. I've so missed you all, and it's felt strange not saying goodbye before the summer holidays. I'm very glad we get to spend the first two days of term together to do some lovely activities and have a chance to properly say goodbye! I know you will have such a fantastic year with Miss Kenwell, Miss Fish and Miss Coulson in Year 6, but before we start thinking too much about that, let me just say...

Miss Wendt and I are so very proud of you 5HW. The way many of you have continued your learning from home has been fantastic, and you have shown such determination and resilience. I've loved seeing your work and reading your comments; you truly are outstanding learners.

Have a fantastic summer break, and I look forward to hearing all your news on Thursday 3rd September!

Mrs Hodges x

Reading Plus WINNERS (Week 15)

Date: 17th Jul 2020 @ 5:04pm

Good afternoon everyone! How has your Friday been?

I can't believe we've reached our final day of reading challenges! You have all worked so well, well done everyone.

Here are our winners:

Most Lessons Completed: Ganesa (with 10 lessons! Well done).

Most Words Read: Alissia  (with 13,113 words! Well done).

This week's challenge was to read 5 books, and share a new word you have learnt. The winners are:

Ganesa (with her new words: conscience, nuisance and puncture)

Victoria (with her new phrase 'rapid eye movement' (REM), she then shared that we have different stages of sleep - light sleep, deep sleep and REM). 

Well done you two!

A huge well done to everyone that managed to access reading plus this week: 

Ganesa

Alissia

Rhianna

Aden

Denico

Israel

Znaiya

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Well done to Ganesa and Victoria for completing today's 'famous person challenge.' The answer was: William Shakespeare, who was born in April 1564. They shared that he is a famous English playwright, poet and actor. They also shared that he was regarded as the greatest writer in the English language, and that he was the world's greatest dramatist! 

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You have all worked so incredibly hard this year! We are so proud of the progress you have made, and your determination. 

Don't forget to ask your grown up to check their email, where they will find a 'transition booklet' from Year 6. It has some Summer activities in that you can do.

Enjoy the break, and we look forward to seeing you all in September.

Miss Brookes and Mrs Hodges. 

Friday 17th July

Date: 17th Jul 2020 @ 7:07am

Good morning, everyone!
You can find all of today's learning on: 
https://padlet.com/y5homelearning/year5

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We have finally made it to the end of the school year. What a strange way to end it. I find it hard to believe that we have been off school since the 20th March (with some of you staying in school and working super hard!). It feels like yesterday, when we were creating our Greek Landscapes.

We are so excited to get to teach you in those first two days of term - it wouldn't feel right, not spending some time with you before you enter year 6! We both loved speaking to you all on the phone this week - it brightened our days.

Well done to Ganesa and Victoria for completing yesterday's famous person challenge. The person was Marie Curie, and she was born on the 7th November 1876. She is famous because she was the first person to win a noble prize in both physics and chemistry. A fun fact they shared is that she was a World War 1 hero! 

I will post the answers for today's famous person, when I post the reading challenge results. Here is today's picture: 

 

Don't forget to email your answer, and all of your learning, to y5homelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk

Remember to check your class blog this afternoon, where we will celebrate some of your outstanding learning.

Enjoy your Friday,

Miss Brookes and Mrs Hodges. 

Thursday 16th July

Date: 16th Jul 2020 @ 8:48am

Good morning everyone! How is it Thursday already? I hope we have some better weather today.

You can find all of today's learning on: https://padlet.com/y5homelearning/year5

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Well done to Ganesa, Jediah and Victoria for completing yesterday's famous person challenge. The person was Horatio Nelson. He was born on the 29th September 1758 (that's the day after Merlin's - my dog's - birthday!). He is well known for fighting in battles such as the Nile. An interesting fact that you shared, is that during his life he lost both his eye and his arm!

Today's famous person is a tricky one, so here is a clue - she is associated with science: 

 

Don't forget to email your answer, and all of your learning, to y5homelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk

Enjoy your Thursday!

Miss Brookes and Mrs Hodges

Wednesday 15th July

Date: 15th Jul 2020 @ 8:35am

Good morning everyone!

You can find all of today's learning on: https://padlet.com/y5homelearning/year5

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Well done Ganesa and Victoria, for completing yesterday's challenge. The person was Martin Luther King Jr. He was born on the 15th January 1929, and is famous for being a leader in the Civil Rights movement from 1955 to 1968.

A fun fact that they shared, is that he went to college at the age of 15!

Here is today's person:

 

Don't forget to email your answer, and all of your learning to: y5homelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk

Enjoy your Wednesday!

Miss Brookes and Mrs Hodges 

Tuesday 14th July

Date: 14th Jul 2020 @ 8:17am

Good morning, everyone!

You can find all of today's learning on: https://padlet.com/y5homelearning/year5

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Well done to Ganesa, Maddison and Victoria for completing yesterday's famous person challenge. The answer was, Queen Elizabeth II. She was born on the 21st April 1926. She is famous because she is the current Queen of England. Victoria also shared with us, that she is the 17th most admired person in the world! What an interesting fact!

Here is today's famous person:

 

Don't forget to send your answer, and all of your learning, to y5homelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk

Enjoy your Tuesday!

Miss Brookes and Mrs Hodges

Monday 13th July

Date: 13th Jul 2020 @ 8:02am

Good morning everyone! How was your weekend?

You can find all of today's learning on: https://padlet.com/y5homelearning/year5

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Well done to Ganesa for completing Friday's building challenge! The answer was the Sydney Opera House, which is in Australia. 

This week, as requested, we are going to focus on famous people. I would like to know their name, their birthday and why they are famous.  

Here is your first famous person: 

 

Don't forget to email your answer, and all of your learning, to y5homelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk

Enjoy your Monday! 

Miss Brookes and Mrs Hodges

5HW Outstanding Learners!

Date: 10th Jul 2020 @ 4:28pm

A big well done to the following who have emailed me their learning, or I can see have accessed it online, this week - you are all superstars! 

Ganesa

Maddison

Alissia

Aden

Rhianna

Check out some of the photos of their work below!

 

Thank you for all of the emails - keep sending them in! y5homelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk

Have a lovely weekend 5HW, and I'll look forward to seeing some more super learning next week - our final week before the summer holidays!

Mrs Hodges =)

Reading Plus WINNERS (Week 14)

Date: 10th Jul 2020 @ 4:12pm

Good afternoon everyone! How has your Friday been?

Not as many of you participated in this week's reading challenge, maybe the rainy weather dampened your spirits? Hopefully I will see more of your wonderful reading, next week :) 

Here are our winners:

Most Lessons Completed: Ganesa (with 6 lessons! Well done).

Most Words Read: Rhianna (with 7,861 words! Well done).

This week's challenge was to read 5 books, and share a new word you have learnt. The winner is:

Ganesa! Well done, Ganesa! She discovered the word 'strenuous' and found out that it means 'hard.'

The following children all read 5 or more books this week:

Aden

Ganesa

Rhianna

Well done!

 

I think 5HW had more readers this week!

 

Enjoy your weekend,

Miss Brookes 

 

Friday 10th July

Date: 10th Jul 2020 @ 8:08am

Good morning everyone!

You can find all of today's learning on: https://padlet.com/y5homelearning/year5

Don't forget  to email or comment a new word that you have discovered during this week's reading challenge. 

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Well done to Aden, Alissia, Ganesa and Victoria for completing yesterday's building challenge! The building was the Empire State Building which is in New York City, USA. Look at these amazing photographs Alissia's grown up has shared with us, from their visit in New York! This was the view from their hotel room window - how exciting! 

 

Here are some of the wonderful facts our challengers found: 

It is 1,454 feet tall

It was in the King Kong films.

It took one year to build.

It has 102 floors.

They began building it on the 17th March 1930.

Here is today's building challenge: 

 

 

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Don't forget to send your answer, and all of today's learning, to y5homelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk

Remember to check your class blog this afternoon, to celebrate some of your outstanding work.

Enjoy your Friday,

Miss Brookes and Mrs Hodges.

Thursday 9th July

Date: 9th Jul 2020 @ 8:49am

Good morning, everyone!

You can find all of today's learning on: https://padlet.com/y5homelearning/year5

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Well done to Aden and Ganesa for completing yesterday's building challenge! The answer was the Leaning Tower of Pisa, which is in Italy. Here are some of the amazing facts they shared:

It has been leaning since the cement started to slip and wasn't strong enough. Eventually it stopped in a leaning position. 

It is in Pisa, in Italy.

It is a free standing bell tower.

It's 55.86 meters tall.

It has 296 steps.

Here is today's building: 

 

Don't forget to email your answer, and all of your learning, to y5homelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk

Enjoy your Thursday,

Miss Brookes and Mrs Hodges

Wednesday 8th July

Date: 8th Jul 2020 @ 8:49am

Good morning, everyone!

You can find all of today's learning on: https://padlet.com/y5homelearning/year5

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Well done to AdenGanesaJediah and Victoria. The building was the Louvre Museum which is in France. Here are some of the amazing facts they shared:

It's in Paris.

It was built in 1793

The most expensive painting in the Louvre, was the Salvator Mundi by Divinis, which was sold for $450 million.

It has the Mona Lisa

Some of its items are from 190bc.

It's one of the most visited attractions in Paris, with approximately 17,000 visitors each day. 

It's one of the largest museums in the world.

Here is today's famous building:

 

Don't forget to email your answer, and all of today's learning, to: y5homelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk

Enjoy your Wednesday,

Miss Brookes and Mrs Hodges

Tuesday 7th July

Date: 7th Jul 2020 @ 8:49am

Good morning everyone!

You can find all of today's learning on: https://padlet.com/y5homelearning/year5

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Well done to Aden, Ganesa, Jediah and Victoria for completing yesterday's building challenge. The building was the Taj Mahal which is in India. Here are some of the amazing facts they shared: 

It is made of ivory white marble.

It is a tomb.

It is also known as the 'Crown of the Palace.'

It was made by the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan, to remember his third wife Mumtaz Mahai.

Here is today's famous famous building:

 

Don't forget to send your answer, and all of your learning, to: y5homelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk

 

Enjoy your learning!

Miss Brookes and Mrs Hodges. 

Monday 6th July

Date: 6th Jul 2020 @ 8:36am

Good morning everyone! Did you enjoy your weekend?

You can find all of today's learning on: https://padlet.com/y5homelearning/year5

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Well done to AdenGanesa and Jediah for completing Friday's 'Landmark Challenge.' The landmark was Hadrian's Wall which is in Brampton. Here are some of the facts that they shared:

It's the boundary between Scotland and England.

It was built in 122 (which is cxxii in Roman Numerals) 

It was named after the Roman Emperor, Hadrian. 

This week, I am going to show you photographs of famous buildings around the world. I want to know what the building is called, where it is, and a fact about the building. Goodluck! Here is today's building:

 

Don't forget to email your answer, and all of your learning, to: y5homelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk

 

Enjoy your Monday!

Miss Brookes and Mrs Hodges.

Reading Plus WINNERS (Week 13!)

Date: 3rd Jul 2020 @ 3:32pm

You have all worked so incredibly hard on reading plus this week! Well done everyone.

Here are this week's Reading Plus winners:

Most Lessons Completed: Aden with 10 books! I know you were trying really hard to finish that last book before 3pm - but you were already 4 books ahead of everyone else, so well done, Aden! smiley

Most Words Read: It's a double win...also Aden! Well done, Aden. He read 12,325 words this week! Did you learn any new vocabularly? 

A huge well done to everyone that took part smiley

 

This week's reading challenge was to read 6000 words. The winners are:

Aden

Rhianna

Alissia

Well done, everyone!

 

I also said I would give a mention to everyone that managed to read 5 books, a book a day! They are:

Aden,

Rhianna,

Alissia,

Ganesa,

Super reading everyone! 

Keep up the amazing work,

Miss Brookes 

5HW Outstanding Learners!

Date: 3rd Jul 2020 @ 2:53pm

Another week of brilliant learning! A big well done to the following who have emailed me their learning, or I can see have accessed it online: 

Ganesa

Maddison

Alissia

Aden

Rhianna

Fontoh

Check out some of the photos of their work below! I've also included a photo of the fantastic planter that Maddison started at the beginning of lockdown - the plants have grown so well, aren't they beautiful? Thank you for sharing the photo with us Maddison!

 

Also, a special congratulations to the following children from 5HW who read well above the 6000 word Reading Challenge for this week!

Aden

12,325 words (over DOUBLE the challenge!!)

Rhianna

9,450 words

Alissia

8,726 words

 

Well done to you three!

All those other children who managed to complete the Reading Challenge this week will find their names on the separate Reading Challenge celebration blog post! 

Thank you for all of the emails - keep sending them in! y5homelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk

Have a lovely weekend 5HW, and I'll look forward to seeing some more super learning next week!

Mrs Hodges =)

Friday 3rd July

Date: 3rd Jul 2020 @ 8:45am

Good morning everyone! Can you believe that we've reached Friday already? Hasn't it gone quick!

You can find all of today's learning on: https://padlet.com/y5homelearning/year5

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Well done to Aden, Ganesa and Victoria for completing yesterday's 'Landmark Challenge!' The Landmark was the Angel of the North which is in Gateshead. Here are the amazing facts you shared:

It is made of weather resistant steel.

It is at least 20 years old.

It was built in 1998 

It is one of the most iconic and viewed places in the world.

What wonderful facts! Here is today's Landmark: 

Remember to check your class blog later, to see some outstanding learning!

Don't forget to email your answer, and all of your learning, to: y5homelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk

 

Enjoy your Friday!

Miss Brookes and Mrs Hodges

Thursday 2nd July

Date: 2nd Jul 2020 @ 8:46am

Good morning, everyone!

You can find all of today's learning on: https://padlet.com/y5homelearning/year5

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Well done to AdenGanesaJediah, Maddison and Victoria, for completing yesterday's Landmark Challenge! I have always known the landmark as Big Ben, in London. But Aden and Maddison have informed me, that it is actually called Queen Elizabeth Tower, and Big Ben is just a nickname! What an amazing new fact. Here are some of the other facts you all shared:

It's next to the Houses of Parliament. 

It was originally called the 'Clock Tower.'

It's the biggest four facing tower in the world.

On the 2nd September 1666, the Great Fire of London happened in the bakers shop on Pudding Lane, belonging to Thomas Farriner. The fire started at 10pm at night and 3 hours later, the city was gone.

I'm learning so much, from all of your wonderful facts! Thank you and well done everyone!

My mum chose today's landmark. Apparently I have been there before...but I don't remember it at all! Here it is:

 

Don't forget to email your answer, and all of your learning, to: y5homelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk

 

Enjoy your Thursday,

Miss Brookes and Mrs Hodges

Wednesday 1st July

Date: 1st Jul 2020 @ 8:47am

Good morning, everyone! Can you believe that it's July already?

You can find all of today's learning on: https://padlet.com/y5homelearning/year5

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Well done to Aden and Ganesa who completed yesterday's 'Landmark Challenge.' The answers were: Stonehenge which is located on Salisbury Plain. Here are the amazing facts they shared with us:

It was built in around 3000bc.

No one knows why it was built - or how the stones got there. 

A missing piece of Stonehenge was returned to the site, more than 60 years after it was taken!

What amazing facts! I have visited today's landmark before, here is a photograph of it:

 

Don't forget to email your answer, and all of your learning to: y5homelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk

Miss Brookes and Mrs Hodges

Tuesday 30th June

Date: 30th Jun 2020 @ 8:49am

Good morning everyone! 

You can find all of today's learning on: https://padlet.com/y5homelearning/year5

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Thank you to Aden, Ganesa and Maddison for completing yesterday's landmark challenge! The answer was Blackpool Tower, which is in Blackpool! You all taught me some fantastic new facts! Here they are: 

It was supposed to be the same as the Eiffel Tower 

Blackpool tower is next to the North Pier.

Blackpool tower was built on May 14th 1894.

The eye of the tower is the highest point in North West England.

I can't wait to see what you discover about today's landmark! Here it is:

 

I've never been here before, have you?

Don't forget to send your answer, and all of your learning, to: y5homelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk

Enjoy your learning!

Miss Brookes and Mrs Hodges 

30th June #30DaysWild - Challenge 30 FINAL DAY

Date: 30th Jun 2020 @ 7:23am

Hello everyone,

Congratulations! You made it to the end of our wild month discovering and caring for wildlife.

I’m going to bring back an old favourite as our last challenge. Let’s dance in the rain!

Enjoy the weather today and I will see you all soon with some activity challenges over on the wellbeing page.

From Mrs Ganner

nurseryhomelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk

Past Challenges photos:

If you have any photos of you in the wild, remember to send them in.

Monday 29th June

Date: 29th Jun 2020 @ 9:37am

Good morning everyone!

You can find all of today's learning on: https://padlet.com/y5homelearning/year5

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How was your weekend? Mine was quite eventful! My niece and sister came to stay, so we decided to camp in a tent in the back garden! But during the night, there was a storm...and at 5.30am we were woken up by the rain leaking in! We had to quickly grab all of our things and run inside. My niece and sister ended up sleeping on my bedroom floor! We were very wet.

It is my niece that has chosen this week's challenge. She picked 'landmarks.' I would like you to tell me what the landmark is called, where the landmark is, and a famous fact. 

Here is the first landmark:

 

And here is a picture of me inside of it, a couple of Summers ago!

 

Don't forget to email your answer, and all of your learning to: y5homelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk

Enjoy your learning!

Miss Brookes and Mrs Hodges 

29th June #30DaysWild - Challenge 29

Date: 29th Jun 2020 @ 7:50am

Hello everyone,

We’re nearly at the end of our wild month. Today will be the perfect day for getting out in your wellies and lifting up a log to see what is underneath. There should be lots to see.

Have a marvellous Monday

From Mrs Ganner

Send photos of your sketches to my home learning email please:

nurseryhomelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk

Past Challenges photos:

If you have photos of you in the wild, remember to send them in.

5HW Outstanding Learners!

Date: 26th Jun 2020 @ 3:14pm

Another week of brilliant learning! A big well done to the following who have emailed me their learning, or I can see have accessed it online: 

Ganesa

Maddison

Alissia

Aden

Rhianna

Ini

Daniel

Check out some of the photos of their work below, including Aden's mammoth slime-making session!

 

Also, a special congratulations to:

Aden and Alissia

who smashed this week's Reading Challenge of 7 books, and both read NINE!

Well done to you both!

All those other children who managed to complete the Reading Challenge this week will find their names on the separate Reading Challenge celebration blog post, but I'm very impressed with how much you're reading! 

Thank you for all of the emails - keep sending them in! y5homelearning@ravensbury.manchester.sch.uk

Have a lovely weekend 5HW, and I'll look forward to see some more super learning next week!

Mrs Hodges =)

Reading Plus WINNERS (Week 12)

Date: 26th Jun 2020 @ 3:05pm

Can you believe that we're on week 12 of our Reading Plus competition? Each week I see more and more of you taking part - well done, everyone! 

Here are this week's Reading Plus winners:

Most Lessons Completed: Victoria (with 10 books! Well done) 

Most Words Read: Alissia (with 12,999 words!)

It was very close this week, so well done to everyone that took part.

This week's reading challenge was to read 7 books. The winners are:

Aden

Alissia

Victoria

Well done!

I also said I would give a mention to everyone that managed to read 5 books, a book a day! They are:

Denico

Rhianna

Well done!

 

Keep up the amazing work!

Miss Brookes 

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