Hawthorn Tree Sock Olympics
You only have until 17th July to complete the tasks in the Sock Olympics. Get your scores in soon!
Are You Looking For More Maths Questions?
If you would like to download some further Maths questions, White Rose Maths have produced some booklets that you can download to the Kindle app. Please ask your parents before doing this.
I hope you are still managing to read as much as you can. Here is a Reading Bingo for you to have a go at.
Our apologies but the links for Maths on the timetable in your packs no longer seem to be available from Classroom Secrets for free. There is the option to sign up for a free 14 day trial if you would like to which would cover the period of this learning packs.
We have, however, edited the timetable below with links to BBC Bitesize which should be the same videos. Or they can be accessed using https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ from where we are currently working from weeks 7 and 8.
The links to the online lessons are still working. Once again, our apologies.
Learning Pack Timetable With Website Links For Weeks Beginning 29.6.20 and 6.7.20
There might not be a cloud in the sky at the moment, but with our weather there will probably be some soon. Here is an idea of an activity to do from some photos I found on the internet from the children's book illustrator Chris Judge. Please email any photos/pictures you do create and I'll share them on our class webpage.
Learning Pack Week Beginning 15.6.20 and 22.6.20
History Power Point Democracy in Ancient Greece
Geography Power Point Grid References
Geography Power Point Compass Directions
Science Jane Goodall Power Points
Ancient Greece Power Point for the History lesson in your learning pack
A Real Maths Challenge
After chatting with someone at school yesterday, I thought I would but up some Maths that is a lot more challenging. This is just a little something extra if you are looking for something to really push you. Remember to tell your friends if they are looking for something like this too.
Earth Squad, Go!
Play as Lava, Geo, River or Sky, join the Earth Squad and explore our planet’s habitats. Work your way from Rookie to Pro on each of the game’s habitats: the vibrant rainforest, the busy city and the wild savannah. Get ready to complete the missions set by the Squad Captain, voiced by Michaela Strachan. You'll need to use your knowledge of the living world as you collect data and master your knowledge on plants, animals and the human body. Unlock challenge badges, catch vine and swing ropes, boost your star score and earn your Earth Squad Pro outfit with this platform game.
A message from Mrs Smith
I’m very excited to announce that Hawthorn Tree School has been selected as an Art World Records Ambassador, and we’d like to invite you to be part of breaking the world record for the largest online art lesson! This will be an official Guinness World Records title attempt so if we are successful, we will be making history...from home! Additionally, the project is raising money to help fight COVID-19 which is no doubt front of mind for us all.
The lesson will take place online on the 21st May at 4:00-4:30pm BST. It will be led by World Book Day author and childrens’ book illustrator, Rob Biddulph. You might know him from #DrawWithRob (as seen on BBC or all over social media) or his books, ‘Odd Dog Out’ or ‘Blown Away’. The lesson is free to join and suitable for everyone at home. To count towards the world record, all you need to do is register individually at www.artworldrecords.com and join Hawthorn Tree School on the day.
I’m aiming to get every one of our teachers, students and their families to attend. When we return to school, after months confined to our homes, wouldn’t it be great to be able to say that we were all part of breaking a world record!?
So please register at www.artworldrecords.com and pick up those pencils on the 21st May!
Arts Team at Hawthorn Tree School
Yesterday in school we tried some of these tangram puzzles. On this website you can use an online tool to help solve the puzzles.
Some great ideas for reading activities
Good morning. We hope you are all safe and well and enjoying the sunshine when you can.
This week you will be receiving your new learning packs. Below are the resources that you will need to support your learning. These include videos for Maths and Power Points for English and Science. Take care and see you all soon.
Here's a challenge for you. Can you spell your name by taking photos from around your home or garden? You'll be surprised where you can find letters!
My name is made up from letters found on different labels from my kitchen, but if you go out into your garden or look around your house you might find all sorts of items which are the same shape as letters. Let your imagination run wild.
I have just discovered this great problem solving activity for you to have a go at. My only hint is to think of the well known rhyme.
Here are some more Maths challenges to get your brain working. Challenge 3 to 6 are suitable for ages 7 to 11.
Here are 2 more English activities for you to think about and have a go at if you are looking for more activities to do. For each picture there are comprehension questions, writing (can you continue the story) and drawing activities and some grammar work.
Mrs Brennan has shared with me some links to possible television programmes you could watch to develop your geographical knowledge. There are 2 about the Lake District which would go well with our Geography unit from the beginning of the year.
The Atlas Quiz may be missing from you packs so here it is. Feel free to use Google Maps if you don't have an atlas at home.
Geography Power Points to support work in packs
Here are some more Maths challenges to get your brain working. Challenge 3 to 6 are suitable for ages 7 to 11.
Here is a link to a website to help you with the work in your packs on parenthesis
TTRockstars and Numbots
Don't forget to keep playing these games whilst you are at home, they will help to keep your Maths up to speed. Well done to Little Leone for gaining the most coins for TTRockstars and to Cherry Robotronic (the same person as Little Leone) for the most coins in Numbots. WOW! Well Done for playing so frequently. Lets see all of you trying to beat this fantastic player and earn more coins.
Keep On Moving
I'm sure you have been joining in with Joe Wicks whilst you have been at home or maybe dancing with Oti Mabuse, but Ms Ingamells has added some PE activities you might like to try to the Sports page of the Hawthorn Tree website.
Mrs Brennan has shared with me a Geography activity that you could complete all about your local area.
BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons
We hope you have been able to make the most of the lovely weather we have had over the last few weeks and managed to eat all your Easter eggs! We will once again be putting some activities that you might like to work on while you are at home to continue your learning. Don't forget your new school packs will be available this week. The BBC are putting daily lessons online for KS2. Today's lessons, English, Maths and History, will give you the chance to revise some objectives that we have covered either this year or in past years.
White Rose Maths
Don't forget that you can continue with the Maths learning we would have been doing in school by following the White Rose Maths Home Learning website. Here you can work on fractions, decimals and percentages. Don't forget all the jottings/pictures you have been taught to use and see if you can find some household objects that you could use instead of our usual unifix cubes to help you.
David Walliams' Musical Podcast
It is very important to do things that you enjoy during this time and listening to music can be great fun and entertaining. David Walliams has released a series of podcasts about a range of music that you might find interesting to listen to.
I hope you are all keeping safe and well.
I'm sure you remember me talking about how you can get both online and audio books from the library when we have discussed how important it is to keep reading. Miss Morris has just forwarded an email to me which I have copied and pasted below about how you can log on to all the resources at Boston Library. I know some of you had a pin number already, but for those of you who haven't it explains how you can get hold of one.
While Boston Library may be closed at present you and your family can still access a range of free online library resources for adults and children using your library card number and PIN including ebooks, eaudiobooks, emagazines and emusic. You can also get free access to Encyclopaedia Britannica Junior to help with your home schooling projects. Visit http://bit.ly/lincslibs and choose from the online resources menu on the right hand side of the page.
If you are not already a member of the library you can join online at http://bit.ly/LincslibsJoin and get a temporary membership number and PIN that will give you access to all their fabulous resources. You can also follow them @Lincslibraries on Facebook and Twitter and join in with activities such as a virtual Lego Club, Craft Club and weekly story times.
I hope that helps to explain how you can access the resources and remember to keep reading.
Mr Brady and I have been missing our English lessons. Here are some activities we hope will inspire you at home. For each picture there are comprehension questions, writing and drawing activities and some grammar work for you to think about and have a go at.
Cartoon Drawing Lesson 3
Now it's time to develop your characters. Adding a body to your characters will bring them to life.
Grammar with MC Grammar
This is a little different to our usual grammar lessons, but different can be fun. I love the story at the end. Perhaps you could practise the telling of a story in this way.
Your adventure begins here...
Play as one of our brave, intrepid explorers on an adventure through five fantastic maze worlds. Collect the crystal shards as you go, unlocking the challenges and using your knowledge of grammar, punctuation and spelling to solve the fiendish puzzles. Solve the crafty Chameleon’s riddles, jump over the snapping crocodiles and swing across the waterfalls to victory! Watch out for baddie Salty Dan, he is determined to steal your crystals and use them for his evil plan! Can you work your way through the levels to unlock golden crystals in every level and topic, and stop him in his tracks?
Mathematica needs your help!
Choose a character, then add, subtract, divide and multiply your way to victory in this fun maths game. Challenge yourself across 10 different KS2 maths topics from the Mysterious Mountains of Multiplication to the Deadly Sea of Shapes. If you're feeling really brave, test your maths abilities in the Battle for Mathematica for the ultimate SATs preparation. Are you ready to take on the Times Table trials? Put your times table knowledge to the test by answering questions against the clock. Battle courageously and you'll be rewarded with many great riches to apply to your character.
Maths Problem of the Day 2
Don't forget to keep an eye out for the International Space Station. The times it will pass can be found on the link. Also, some new satellites have been launched in space which travel in a row of 5 (some people thought they were a UFO). I will be looking into the night sky from my garden for those too. I think they will be quite a sight to see. Remember satellites look like stars, but they will move slowly across the sky.
I shall be adding some Problem of the Day questions to get you thinking Mathematically. Why don't you challenge someone else in the house and see if you agree on the answer?
I shall be getting the Lego out this week to try and make some of these. Challenge yourself and have a go.
Just for fun
Here are the links to a couple of activities that might be fun to try. I've been practising cartoon faces and I managed to beat the computer during the square game. Why don't you have a try.
If you are looking for some daily Maths activities this is a great place to start. White Rose is the scheme we use to plan for your child's learning so the style of questions will be very familiar to them. Different challenges everyday!
Here are the Powerpoints that you will require for your Science and Geography tasks. For your Science you could research other Tim Peake videos too.
In order to continue to develop your child's Maths learning, we have signed up to TTRockstars' sister company, Numbots, for a 60 day trial. Please see the attached letter.
World Book day! Hedgehog class have been reading stories to a Year 1 class. The children took the responsibility well and engaged positively with the children! The costumes were fantastic!
On the 4th March, The children thoroughly enjoyed a dance workshop compliments of West End Theatre!
Our experience in the StarLincs Planetarium! Very interesting and the children loved it!
Every Thursday, starting from the 27th Feb of three weeks, the children have been taking part in cricket lessons. They have been practicing their throws and batting so far! All have been doing really well!
Today, we have been looking at air resistance and gravity. The children created a fair test to discover which parachute was better; A5, A4 or A3. The children created their own parachutes and found the bigger the surface area the slower the fall.
Our new science topic! We are learning about all about forces, how different things are measured and what different forces take affect!
Our Science topic this half term is properties of materials and change. We have had a very interesting afternoon predicting and investigating which materials are soluble and which are insoluble. Please ask your child to discuss our finding with you. Were there any materials which surprised them?
Superhero Well Being Workshop - looking at self-esteem.
It was wonderful to welcome everyone to Hedgehog Class today. All the children were eager to work and we are looking forward to the year ahead. We will use our class page to share all the fun things we are doing with you.
We began our morning getting back into the swing of things by playing TTRockstars. Don't forget to keep playing at home!