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Class 5

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Friday 24th July 2020

Good morning Class 5! We've made it to the final day of the academic year. I think you need to give yourself a pat on the back and a round of applause. What a strange year it has been!!

 

It started off as normal as possible, then went a little odd and then very weird when school was closed before heading part of the way back to normal towards the end of the year. I know that lots of plans have been made for September to make sure that everyone is safe in school and so that you all get as much help and support as possible to ensure that you continue making brilliant progress in your learning.

 

You have been a fantastic class and I have loved working with you this year. I feel like I have said it many times already, but it really is a shame that we can't say goodbye to each other in the regular Bentinck way. I hope that I have been able to help and support you during the lockdown and home-schooling part of the year - it has been lovely reading your emails and messages over the past four months.

 

Good luck in Class 6. I know that you will work hard, learn lots and make Mrs Burton, Mrs Schwartz and everyone else at the school very happy and very proud of everything that you achieve.

 

Please make sure that you have a nice summer - whether that is visiting family and friends, welcoming a new brother or sister, going on holiday or just taking the time to relax at home - and keep yourself and all around you safe.

 

I have put a little maths recap activity below, as well as our house token total for this term - check the houses page to see which house was the overall winner!! There are some interesting and really quite lovely videos that have been put on various pages on the website, so take the time to have a look, a laugh, a sing and a dance! A good place to start is the 'Staff Leaving Bentinck' section!

 

If there is anything that you would like to share or ask about this year or next year, then please feel free to send an email. Well done to those of you who have started sending things to Mrs Burton - she's been very impressed!

 

Take care, stay safe and stay brilliant!

 

Mr Burton

xxx

Thursday 23rd July 2020

Good morning Class 5! It is our penultimate day! I really like the word penultimate - do you know what it means? It means second to last. It is our second to last day of the 2019/20 school year. Your second to last day of year 5! All of the adults in school are working very hard to get everything ready for September and I know that Mrs Burton is very excited about you being in Class 6. Have you been able to send your pictures to Mrs Burton? I know that some of you have already, but don't forget to do it if you haven't sent it yet. It means that Mrs Burton will already know something about you before you start your year 6 journey.

 

Today, the current year 6 class are having their graduation. There will be some awards and they will be receiving their Bentinck hoodies too. I'm pretty sure that there will be tears as well - but they will be good tears!

 

I have put two activities for you below. There is a maths lesson to recap some of the skills that you have developed whilst studying percentages.

 

Then we have the final chapter of Everdark! Will Smudge and Bartholomew defeat Morg? Will Bartholomew be able to drink a nice cup of tea and play golf?! You'll have to read the chapter to find out. There are some questions to answer once you have read it.

Wednesday 22nd July 2020

Good morning Class 5! I hope that you are all doing well. The Jamie Wilson penalty shootout tournament was great fun yesterday. Mr Brannigan won't tell us who has won just yet, but I think that it might have been Miss Irwin who scored the most points! There were brilliant penalties, amazing saves and a good few people who managed the crossbar challenge! It was a lovely way to spend my last morning with the year 6 bubble.

 

We are so close to the end of the year now - Class 6 have their graduation tomorrow which will be very emotional for everyone who is there (children, parents and teachers!), but it will also be a lovely way to say thank you, goodbye, well done and good luck!

 

There are a few activities that I would like you to have a look at today.

 

The maths is looking back at the work that we have done on rounding numbers with decimal places - don't forget the rules that we have learned in class.

 

We have chapter thirteen of Everdark - Smudge and Bartholomew are chasing down Morg and trying to stop her from destroying the Unmapped Kingdoms. How will they get on in this chapter?!

 

Then there is a quick science quiz to see what you can remember from some of the lessons that we have done this year. Good luck!

Tuesday 21st July 2020

Good morning Class 5! In school today, Mr Brannigan is organising a football tournament! Normally we would have the Jamie Wilson Cup for all of the Key Stage Two classes and it's a real shame that we haven't been able to do that as usual. Thankfully we are able to do something to remember Jamie and I'm sure it will be a lot of fun. I've been practising my shooting just in case I'm needed!

 

Below are the next two chapters from Everdark - we're nearly at the end!! There are questions to go along with chapter 11 but I'd like you to read chapter 12 too so that we can fit it all in. Don't forget that there were two maths lessons yesterday.

 

I have also put up a sheet for your personal End of Year Review. It is very simple - only four questions to answer. You can see my review here:

Monday 20th July 2020

Good morning Class 5! Wow! It's the last week of the school year, and what a strange year it has been. It's now four months since we were all in the classroom together and it doesn't feel quite right to be going into this final part of your time in year 5 without being able to say goodbye properly and do lots of fun and exciting things.

 

Have you been able to do your transition work for Mrs Burton? It's important that she gets to know you as well as possible so that you can have a brilliant time as soon as you get to school in after the summer. I know that you will be brilliant, because you've been brilliant this year. I have been so impressed by the work that you have done in the classroom and everything that you have done at home.

 

Over this next week I'm going to be setting you some maths work and sharing the last chapters of the Everdark book. I'm also going to be asking you to think about your time in Class 5 - the best bits; the worst bits; the funny bits; the sad bits; and anything else that has stuck in your memory! Tomorrow morning, I'll put mine on here, so have a think whilst you do the work below!

Friday 17th July 2020

Good morning Class 5! It's another Friday and it looks like it's going to be a lovely sunny day. Have you got any nice plans for the weekend? I've seen lots of photographs from people going to the beach or going for long walks and they all look like they are having good (socially distanced) fun! My cricket season is finally starting tomorrow, so I'm really looking forward to that!

 

Thank you for the work that you have sent me this week. Don't forget to send your activities to Mrs Burton too! There are new work packs in the office at school, with maths and English activities, plus all the details for Mrs Burton's tasks too. Everyone has one there with their name on it.

 

For today, we have another Friday maths challenge! Remember to try really hard with it - have a go at all of the questions, even if you are not quite sure (they can get very tricky).

Then we have chapter 8 of Everdark - and things are getting a little bit tense and scary for Smudge and Bartholomew. Will they make it to the Northswirl?! And if they do, what will happen then?!

 

Answer all of the questions as well as you can - try to give full explanations in your sentences. Next week we will make sure that we finish the book - there isn't much more to go!

And then we have the final lesson of our work on sustainability! This one focuses on the future and how we will be able to produce energy in a way that is sustainable, including how we can use waste products to create energy.

Wednesday 15th July - A Message from Mrs Burton

Hello to my new Class 6! I'm really looking forward to meeting all of you properly in September. I hope that you have all been keeping safe and well at home these last few months - looking at your page I can see that lots of you have been working really hard and producing some amazing pieces of work - well done!

I'd really like it if you could do a couple of things for me please, to help us get ready for the new school year when you are the oldest children in the school (Class 6 usually find that very exciting!)

Firstly, I'd like you to make a small self-portrait to display in our classroom. I'm going to be putting 2 pieces of A5 best paper in your work packs (and a couple of spare pieces in case anything goes wrong!) One piece is for drawing a head and shoulders portrait of yourself, and the other piece is for your background. The background piece needs to be decorated all over with pictures of things you enjoy or that represent you. After you have finished drawing a picture of your head and shoulders on the other piece of paper you need to cut it out and glue it onto the background. The final step is to write a few words that describe yourself on to the strips of coloured paper - you can use some of our character club words for inspiration, or choose any adjectives that describe you. Are you motivated, courageous, creative, respectful, kind, adventurous, sporty, fun....? If that all sounds a bit confusing don't worry, I'll post some pictures of last year's Class 6's finished portraits below, and hopefully that will give you a clearer idea.

The other thing I'd like you to do is write me a letter. I've written one to you, which I'll post below, so if you could read that and then reply that would be perfect, thank you. You can tell me all about how you've found lockdown and working from home, and I'd love to hear about some of your likes and dislikes, ready for next year. You can hand your letter in at the school office, or email it to me at:

emily.burton@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

You can also email me if you have any questions, or just want to say hello. I'm looking forward to hearing from you, have a lovely summer break and I'll see you in September!

Mrs Burton laugh

Some of Last Year's Self-Portraits

My letter to you

Tuesday 14th July 2020

Good morning Class 5! Today is just going to be a quick post. Below you will find the next chapter of Everdark, with some comprehension questions to go with it. Don't forget that I put two different maths lessons on yesterday.

 

Mrs Burton will be putting some information on here tomorrow, ready for your move to Class 6 in September - exciting times!! Make sure that you check tomorrow, because there will be some important things for you to do!

 

From tomorrow there will be new work-packs available from the school reception too.

 

Don't forget to send your bits to Miss Chambers and Mrs Tibbitts too!

Monday 13th July 2020

Good morning Class 5! It's been a lovely weekend - I hope that you've been able to enjoy the sunshine and perhaps seeing some more of your family and friends. I have certainly enjoyed being able to do more and Rufus and Dottie have loved the extra freedom! Please make sure that you continue to do the right thing to keep yourselves safe though!

 

It's great to see the work that you have been doing at home and I've also enjoyed having a chat on the phone with some of you! Please keep your emails coming so that I can help you, if needed, and see how brilliant you all are!!

 

There are two maths lessons below, both looking at how to convert different types of measurements. Follow the lessons carefully so that you understand exactly what it is that you need to be doing, or it could become a little confusing!!

For English today, I would like you to continue our work on punctuation. Last week we looked at ways of using commas to help with lists and to separate clauses in a sentence. The next part is to think about how we can also use colons and bullet points to present a list.

 

There is a short video with details about how these different aspects of punctuation should be used and punctuated and then there is a worksheet. Remember that there are 3 different levels of difficulty - A, B and C - choose the one that you feel will give you the correct amount of challenge!

Colons and Bullet Points

One of the things that I was really looking forward to doing in class was our space topic. It is my favourite part of science. Today we have a science lesson which focuses on how rockets get into space and how we have used rockets to help us learn about our own solar system.

 

At the end of the lesson there is a simple activity to create rocket mice. Perhaps you could have a family challenge to see who can get theirs the highest!

 

Good luck!

There is also a letter from Mrs Nunez below that shows you who your new teacher will be for next year! There are the teachers for other classes too!

 

Your new teacher (I won't spoil the surprise for you) will put up some activities for you on Wednesday, so keep checking!!

Friday 10th July 2020

Good morning Class 5! It's Friday again and hopefully the weather is starting to look a bit better than it has been over the past few days. Has anyone been able to go and have their haircut yet?! It's been interesting hearing about some of the other adults in school booking their appointments and getting (their hair) back to normal. Lots of other places are starting to re-open too, like gyms.

 

Thank you to everyone who has continued to send me the excellent work that you have been doing at home - it really is great being able to see how hard you are working!

 

The adults in school are getting lots of things ready for September so there is plenty going on to keep everyone busy!

 

I have put the work for today below. We have our Friday maths challenges - don't forget that there are bonus house tokens for those of you who manage to complete those tricky year 6 problems!

 

After that, there is the next chapter of Everdark. Smudge and Bartholomew start to learn a bit more about what they are up against and what they must do in order to save the Unmapped Kingdoms.

 

Then we have some music to have a go at - using some percussion items that you can find at home. Try not to be too noisy though, I don't think your parents will be very happy with me!

 

Don't forget that there are messages for teachers who are leaving - you can find the details on this page - you can send them to Miss Chambers and Mrs Tibbitts.

Wednesday 8th July 2020

Good morning Class 5! I hope that you're doing well at home. It's been nice to see more children in school this week as part of our bubbles. It does feel like things are starting to get back to normal, but slowly and very carefully.

 

Thank you to everyone who has sent me their brilliant work this week - it has been a pleasure looking through it all! I hope that you aren't having problems with your internet connections - I know that lots of people have been struggling. Let me know if you are struggling and I will do what I can to help!

 

There are two lots of maths lessons below - one focusing on reflection and one on translation. We have spent a little bit of time looking at these as part of assessment tests. The website explains things nice and clearly, so read through it carefully and think about what you need to be doing.

 

After that there is an art lesson on surrealism. We looked at Salvador Dali earlier in the year - can you remember the melting clocks?! Salvador Dali was a very famous part of the surrealist movement, but there were lots of other very talented artists that produced work during the same period. I hope that you enjoy having a go at drawing an interesting character!

Monday 6th July 2020

Good morning Class 5! We are into week 6 of the final half term - although I do feel like I'm losing track of the date! I hope that you have enjoyed the weekend - it felt like we had every bit of weather possible apart from snow! I've been soaked and sunburned in the space of a couple of days! I'm hope that you've managed to keep yourself dry and that you remembered your suncream!!

 

I have put work for two days on the page today, so I won't do an update tomorrow morning. If you would like to send me some of the work today and some tomorrow, that is fine! Or you can wait until tomorrow and send it all then - it's up to you! Make sure that you are taking breaks from your work though (don't do two days of work today!).

 

Have a look at some of the work that has been sent to me over the weekend below - it has been lovely looking through it all. It is amazing how hard you are continuing to work from home. Thank you so much!

There are two maths lessons for you to have a look at, one for today and one for tomorrow!

 

They both focus on shape. The first lesson is about identifying if a shape is regular (all of the sides are the same length, all of the angles are the same) or irregular (sides of different length, angles of different sizes). Be careful with this! There are lots of shapes that we are familiar with which you might think are regular because they look 'right' - a rectangle is a good example of this. We see rectangles a lot and you have known about them since you were very young, but they are irregular shapes. This is because not all of the sides are the same length (they have two long and two short sides). The only regular quadrilateral is a square!

 

The lesson for tomorrow explores 3D shapes and how you can recognise them from their 2D net representations. I have seen the great work that you are capable of producing when working with 3D shapes (can you remember the 'Design a Chocolate Bar' activity that we did in class?!) so I think that you will all do brilliantly!

The English lessons for today and tomorrow are both focused on grammar. This time looking at some of the different ways that we can use commas. Carefully read the 'Commas' presentation to help you understand about their different uses and then have a go at the two worksheets underneath. The first sheet asks you to identify the sentences that have been written correctly. The second sheet requires you to put commas in the correct places.

 

Please take your time to read through the sentences carefully - you might find it easier if you read them out loud to someone. I know that these activities sound simple, but you need to think carefully and understand exactly when the sentence is saying and how it is saying it!!

Then we have the next two lessons on our sustainability work.

 

These two lessons focus on the work that two different cities have done to ensure that they are running in an ecological way - this means that they are not having a negative impact on other living organisms.

 

The first city to look at is Curitiba in Brazil. This city was suffering from a lot of pollution due to a large population. They used innovative design to become the greenest city in the world!!

 

The second city that we will focus on is Freiburg in Germany. The video explores the ways that Freiburg started planning in 1970 to become a more sustainable city.

A Message From Mrs Burton

Hello Class 5. I'm sure you've all seen that Mr Burton is sadly leaving our school and moving on to new adventures at the end of this year. I'll really miss having him in the class next door and I know you're going to miss him too.

The Class 6 children who are in school are busy working on some surprises for him, and I wondered if some of you would like to help? I don't want to say too much here (as then it won't be a surprise!) but if you'd like to get involved, please email me at:

emily.burton@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

and I'll give you the details of your secret mission!

Have a lovely weekend, I'll hope to hear from some of you soon.

Mrs Burton laugh

Friday 3rd July 2020

Good morning Class 5! It's the end of another week in which you have completed brilliant work - thank you very much!! At the end of the day I will put the house token totals up so that you can see how many your house has earned this week. Have you been checking the other class pages to see how your house is doing around the school? There are some huge totals from Class 6!

 

I have put your work for today below.

 

Have a go at our Friday maths challenges. Don't forget that these challenges start off easy and then get harder, including some tricky year 6 level problems. There are bonus tokens for everyone that can answer them all correctly. You have been doing brilliantly with these so keep it up!

 

After that we have the next chapter of Everdark. In this chapter Smudge has to face a pretty scary challenge and I'm not sure how helpful Bartholomew is going to be!! Have a read of the chapter and then answer the questions as well as you can. Even if you are not too sure, have a go! If there is anything that I can help you with, then send me an email.

Don't forget that there are lots of other little bits to be getting on with too. You can send your messages to Ms Chambers, Mrs Tibbitts and Mrs Burton.

 

Send your amazing work to me! You are doing brilliantly and I am so pleased with everything that I have been receiving!

Thursday 2nd July 2020

Good morning Class 5! The day has barely begun and I've already got soaked in the rain - this is not a good start to the day! I hope that you're able to keep yourself dry, but don't forget to do some exercise and have some fresh air!

 

Today's lessons are below - maths and more work on sustainability.

 

The maths work continues our learning about angles. This time we are thinking about angles around a point. The angles on a straight line all add up to 180 degrees. The angles around a point all add up to 360 degrees - if you remember that fact that you will do brilliantly on our work today.

 

Then we have the next part of our work on our we produce energy and the ways that we can have less of a negative impact on the world around us.

 

At the bottom of today's entry is a newsletter from Mrs Nunez about the staff that are leaving Bentinck.

 

At the end of this school year, I will be leaving Bentinck and moving on to new challenges in the classroom. I have loved my time at Bentinck and have really enjoyed working with so many different children and families. I loved working in schools before I started at Bentinck and I love it even more now! That is all down to how amazing you all are - it has been an absolute pleasure seeing how much you can learn and how brilliantly you have grown and progressed. I am incredibly proud to have played a part in that and I would like to thank you and all of the children, parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, brothers, sisters... everyone who I have been lucky enough to work with. I am sure that we will be able to say a proper goodbye when things are back to normal, but I wanted to take this opportunity to show how grateful I am to have been a part of Bentinck's community during the past six years.

Don't forget to email me your amazing work - Luke.Burton@Bentinck.Nottingham.sch.uk - I can't wait to see what you have been up to!

Wednesday 1st July 2020

Good morning Class 5! It's now July - I really can't believe how fast this year is going! Even though things seem to be going really quickly, it feels like such a long time since we were all in the classroom together. All of the adults in school are working really hard to get things ready for the end of the school year and hoping that things will be back to normal in September.

 

You are also working really hard, because you have sent me so much amazing work! Thank you! It makes me very happy and very proud of you all. Have a look at the work below. Abeer, De Fan, Leighton and Raees have sent me lots this week and Geo has been working incredibly hard too. Thank you so much!

Today's maths lesson focuses on angles again, but this time angles that are on a straight line. A straight line will always add up to 180 degrees and this very important fact will help you with your work today so do your best to remember it!

I have some more grammar work for you to have a look at today. We did a lot of work on relative clauses to add more information when we wrote our Philip Pullman reports. They used the purple Rainbow Grammar cards. Can you remember the activities when we swapped around the relative clause cards to create funny sentences?!

 

One really important part of a relative clause is the relative pronoun that introduces the information and helps the reader to understand who or what the information relates to. The relative pronouns that we have on our Rainbow Grammar cards are: that, when, where, which, who and whose.

 

There is a worksheet activity to help you identify and use relative pronouns to make you even more confident when using relative clauses.

Then I would like you to have a look at this science activity that explains the work that Charles Darwin did on evolution. This is when animals that are better adapted to their surroundings are able to survive, and animals or traits that aren't as strong will die out.

 

There are some really interesting online activities and a quiz for you to have a go at.

Finally for today, some of you might have already heard, but Mrs Burton Number One is retiring at the end of the school year. Mrs Burton has worked at Bentinck School for a very long time (I'm not sure that she'd like me to say how long!) and she has loved working with so many different children in her time here. Lots of you will have had Mrs Burton as your teacher when you were in Class 2.

 

Mrs Tibbitts is collecting messages, pictures or memories of Mrs Burton to put in a card to say thank you and goodbye.

 

If you have a message or a picture that you would like to share with Mrs Burton, please email them to Sophie.Tibbitts@Bentinck.Nottingham.sch.uk and Mrs Tibbits and Mr Shaw will put them altogether.

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Good morning Class 5! I can't believe that we are already at the end of June - time seems to be moving very quickly!

 

Thank you for sending me the amazing work that you have been doing at home - it brings a massive smile to my face! I'm just doing a quick update today, and I'll put up pictures of your work tomorrow morning.

 

Today's lessons are below.

 

There is a maths lesson to further develop your skills and knowledge when working with angles - don't forget to use your protractor from yesterday!

 

Then there is an art lesson based on Henri Matisse and collage.

 

I hope that you have a great day!

Monday 28th June 2020

Good morning Class 5! I hope that you have all had a nice weekend and you are ready for the start of the 5th week of the final term of the school year.

 

There are more children joining the year 6 bubbles - or kingdoms - this week, and there are also year 1 bubbles in school too. It's really nice that things are happening and we are starting to get back to some sort of 'normal'.

 

Keep working really hard at home - hopefully we will have the chance to spend some time together in school before the end of July - and make sure that you are looking after yourself and your family!

Thank you to Abeer, De Fan and Geo for the brilliant work that you have sent me since Friday - you have all been working really hard completing the work from the website. Abeer has even managed to do some more pages from the Class 5 work pack that is available to collect from the school office.

 

Well done to all of you! You have earned lots of tokens for your houses.

 

For our maths work today, we have a lesson that focuses on how to measure angles by using a protractor! I'm guessing that you don't have a protractor at home though... There is a video that explains how to use a protractor and then there is an interactive activity.

 

After that, there is a worksheet to complete. It shows you lots of different angles and asks you to measure the size of them. At the top of the sheet there is a printed protractor - if you cut this out very carefully you will be able to use it to measure the angles!

For today's English work we have some punctuation to look at. I have created a presentation video for you that talks you through some of the important things to remember when using apostrophes. It explains how they are used for possession and contraction and discusses things that cause confusion when we are writing.

 

Watch the video carefully - you may want to pause it in certain place to make sure that you understand what is being said or to have a go at answering a question. Once you feel confident with apostrophes, there are two different activities for you to have a go at.

 

The first activity - Contraction or Possession - is a very simple one in which you need to tick whether the apostrophe has been used to show contraction or possession. The second activity - Creating Contractions - asks you to show the contraction that will replace the two underlined words in each sentence.

 

For both of the activities there are three different levels of work - Set A is the most simple, through to Set C which is the trickiest. You only need to do one set for each activity. You might do Set A for the first activity and find that really easy, so choose to do Set C for the second activity, or any other combination. Choose the set that you think will push you the correct amount!

Apostrophe Presentation

Mrs Benton is Retiring

Sadly, Mrs Benton will be leaving our school at the end of the summer term. She has been teaching for a very long time and she has decided to retire from teaching this year. This means she will be leaving all the other schools she teaches computing in too.

We will all miss Mrs Benton enormously and her fantastic computing lessons. As we can’t have a special assembly and give her cards and flowers like we usually do when someone leaves our school, we thought we could have a special retirement page on the website for Mrs Benton.

 

We would like you to make a special card, write a message or draw a beautiful picture to thank Mrs Benton for teaching you. You could even video a short message for her if you are feeling brave. Maybe if you have older brothers or sisters who remember Mrs Benton teaching them they could make a card or write a message too.

 

Please send your messages, cards or pictures to Miss Chambers at sophie.chambers@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk by Friday 10th July. We will put everyone’s messages together in a special retirement presentation for Mrs Benton. Remember to put your name and class on your card or message so Mrs Benton knows who it is from.

 

Good luck and have fun making your cards and messages.

Friday 26th June 2020

Good morning Class 5! It's the end of another week - where is the time going?! I hope that you are managing to keep yourselves safe and that you are staying alert. There are lots of reports in the news about people who aren't follow the government guidance in the right way. It's difficult, because there are lots of things that we wish we could be doing at the moment, but we still need to make sure that the virus is being spread. There are plenty of ways that you can enjoy yourself in a safe way - particularly if you are a Liverpool football fan! I'm sure that Miss Irwin will be feeling very happy right now.

 

Today we have our Friday maths challenge - see how far you can get with them. Can you make yourself into a Premier League champion mathematician?! Don't forget there are bonus house tokens for everyone that can correctly answer every problem!

For our English work today, we have chapter four of Everdark by Abi Elphinstone. Below you will find the text and the questions for you to answer. Read carefully and answer in as much detail as you can.

 

I'm having some technical difficulties so I might not be able to upload a video of the story being read, but keep checking!

Then there is some French for you to practise. This lesson covers the French words for the days of the week, months of the year (it does say that they are the German names, but they are actually the French months) and for the time of day.

 

There's a couple of fun interactive games at the end to see how much you have remembered!

 

Bonne chance classe cinq! (Bonus house tokens if you can translate that for me!!)

Don't forget to send me your work - Luke.Burton@Bentinck.Nottingham.sch.uk - I will be updating the house token tracker this afternoon!

Thursday 25th June 2020

Good morning Class 5! I hope that you are all doing well and enjoying the beautiful sunshine that we are having at the moment. I'm not sure how long the nice weather is going to last, so I'm spending as much time as possible outside. Are you managing to spend lots of time outside? It's important to get outside for some fresh air everyday.

 

Today, as part of your work, I would like you to write about something that you have done outside. You might like to do it as a diary entry, telling me what you did in chronological order. You might like to do it as a newspaper report - Brave Year 5 Child Takes on the Outdoor World in Fearless Walk to the Park - or you might prefer to write a story (The Ten Year Old Superhero Versus The Sunshine). It is entirely up to you! Make sure that you remember all of the things that we have learned about the different types of writing - the way that newspaper reports are set out; the different ways of describing settings and characters; the fact that diary entries are written in first person.

 

I'm really interested to read what type of writing you choose and what you get up to when you are outside.

 

For today's maths we are sticking with decimals - you are all doing brilliantly with them! We are now going to move on to dividing decimals by 10, 100 and 1,000. The same type of rule applies to dividing as with multiplying, but this time the digits will move down instead of up.

I've loved seeing the work that you have been doing for science and history lessons over the past few weeks. Today, we have the next lesson on sustainability. We started this earlier in the week - it covers some details of science, some geography and also PSHE or citizenship. It's really important to understand our impact on the world and how we can make sure that we are looking after the planet.

 

This lesson explores how energy was produced in the past. There is a quick quiz at the beginning to see what you have remembered from the previous lesson. The video will ask you to stop and answer some questions, before a final quiz to see what you have learned.

Don't forget to send me your work - Luke.Burton@Bentinck.Nottingham.sch.uk - it really means a lot when I get a message from you lovely lot!

Wednesday 24th June 2020

Good morning Class 5! We are one month away from the end of term and the end of the school year - how strange does that seem?! The government announced changes to the lockdown guidance yesterday, which should make things easier for lots of people (although some of them are a bit confusing), it means that, from July 4th, people can go to the hairdressers! No more lockdown hair - I've been finding it quite interesting to see what people's hair looks like, but that might be because I've got very short hair and it doesn't really affect me.

 

There's still no cricket though, which did make me feel a bit like this...

 

Hopefully it will be allowed soon!

 

Keep your eyes on the Class 6 page today, as the final video from the new kingdoms will be on their (if you listen carefully, you might be able to hear my singing. It's not good singing, but it did make a few people chuckle!).

 

Thank you to everyone who keeps sending me their brilliant work - Abeer, Leighton, Raees, you are all working so hard!

You are superstars!

Today's maths is sticking with our work on decimals, but moving on to multiplying decimals. Don't worry though, it isn't as scary as it sounds!!

 

We have already worked in class on how to multiply integers by 10, 100 and 1,000 and we learned some simple rules - moving the digits up the columns. So if you multiply a number by 10, all of the digits will move one column up (thousandths digit will move into the hundredths, hundredths digit will move into the tenths, and so on); if you multiply a number by 100, all of the digits will move two columns up (thousandths to tenths, etc.); multiplying by 1,000 moves all of the digits up three columns (thousandths to ones, etc.).

 

As long as you remember that simple rule, then you should do well with today's lesson. It explains everything for you in plenty of detail before sharing the activities with you.

We've had plenty of maths challenges whilst we've been learning at home, today we have an English challenge for you!

 

It is National Writing Day, which aims to get everyone writing creatively. It is a nice quick challenge, but you need to think carefully and there are some rules!

  • You only have 7 minutes to write your story.
  • Your story must start with 'One day'.
  • Your story must be 24 words long.

 

Sounds simple, right?

 

I think you might find it tricky to stick to 24 words and keep your story interesting! Don't forget that you need to use punctuation accurately and you can also use lots of figurative language.

 

Read through the details carefully and good luck! I might even have a go myself!

If the writing challenge doesn't fry your brain cells too much, we have a science lesson too.

 

The lesson focus on the features of sound, including pitch and volume. We looked at pitch during our ukulele lessons way back at the start of the year - how you can change the sound that the string was making.

 

There are videos to explain these features, along with some online, interactive activities. Then there is a planning task in which you need to pretend that you are a TV presenter. If you are able to film yourself doing your best TV work, then please send it to me, I would love to see it!

Email your brilliant work to me - Luke.Burton@Bentinck.Nottingham.sch.uk - and earn yourself lots of house tokens!

Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Good morning Class 5! We're expecting a heatwave! I was very excited about this until I found out that a heatwave only needs to last for three days... And then it looks like it's going to rain again at the end of the week crying

 

It was nice to be in school again yesterday and work with one of the bubbles - we're called The Kingdom of the Super Sixes. All of the bubbles in school have their own kingdom name and have made a video to introduce themselves, have a look at them on the Class 6 page (the Super Sixes video is coming very soon)!

 

Thank you for the work that you have been doing at home. There is lots of maths, sustainability and art being sent to me and it's all lovely! Abeer has even done some of the work pack that can be collected from the office. Have a look at the pictures.

Here's the link for today's maths work - you are all doing so well, keep it up!
Don't forget to keep sending me your brilliant work - Luke.Burton@Bentinck.Nottingham.sch.uk - I love seeing what you have been doing at home!

Monday 22nd June 2020

Good morning Class 5! What a beautiful morning! I think it's going to be really nice and warm this week - make sure that you put on lots of suncream if you go outside! I hope that you all had a lovely weekend and did some nice things for Father's Day if you were celebrating it!

 

Thank you for all the beautiful work that you have sent me over the weekend - it makes me really happy to see it! Have a look at the work below.

Today's maths lesson continues with the excellent work that you have been doing on decimals, this time learning to subtract decimals. Think carefully about the strategies that we have used to subtract whole numbers in class - some of you were working with huge numbers when we did this in class. It is the same method as we were using then but you need to remember to keep the decimal point in all of your workings!
For your English work today and tomorrow I would like you to look back over your magical quest and do some evaluating of your own work. Have a look at the details below and send me your answers and your findings.

There are two other lessons for you to have a go at over Monday and Tuesday.

 

The first is a mixture of science, geography and PSHE and looks into sustainability. This is all about making sure that the way that we live our lives doesn't have a negative impact on the Earth and we can keep it going for a long time. This is something that is very important to me.

 

There is also a really interesting art lesson for you to work on. This focus on the work of Joan Miro and the practice of automatic drawing. It all sounds a bit strange, but I am sure that you will come up with some excellent pictures at the end of it - I'll share my picture with you on Wednesday!

Don't forget to keep sending me your work - Luke.Burton@Bentinck.Nottingham.sch.uk - and anything else that you have been up to at home!

Friday 19th June 2020

Good morning Class 5! It's the end of the third week of your final term in year 5, it's going really quickly, isn't it?! It's really sad that we're not able to do all the fun things that we would do, like topic weeks, sports day, Jamie Wilson tournament and watching the Class 6 end of year performance. I'm sure that we will have lots of opportunities to do fun things when school is back to normal.

 

What are you looking forward to this weekend? I'm excited that football has started again - I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Nottingham Forest can win tomorrow and have a good end to the season. Then I'm keeping my finger, toes and beard crossed that there might be some cricket played after the football season has finished!!

 

One thing that I do look forward to is receiving the work that you have been doing at home. Thank you to Abdullah, Abeer, De Fan, Leighton and Raees for the brilliant work that you sent me yesterday. You can have a look at it below!

You are superstars!

Today's maths is the Friday challenges. Remember, these start easy and get harder, so see how many you can do! Even if you find them hard, give them a go - there's bonus house tokens for everyone that manages to answer them all correctly (I'm glad that these are 'virtual' house tokens - some of you are so good at these that you would have emptied out my token pot a long time ago)!

We have the next chapter of the brilliant Everdark by Abi Elphinstone today. There are ten questions to go with the text. Again, even if you are finding it tricky, have a go at answering the questions.

 

If you need any help with it, then send me an email - Luke.Burton@Bentinck.Nottingham.sch.uk - and I will do what I can!

Chapter Three

We have spent the past three months making sure that we keep ourselves, our families and others safe by staying at home. But have you been thinking about how you can keep yourself safe when you are on the internet? Today's computing work on BBC Bitesize explores ways that you can know whether or not a website is trustworthy. There are some brilliant activities to help you learn how to stay safe and access reliable information online.
Don't forget to keep sending me your work - Luke.Burton@Bentinck.Nottingham.sch.uk - and earn tokens for your house!

Thursday 18th June 2020

Good morning Class 5! Did anyone see the storm yesterday afternoon?! I find them really exciting - yesterday's was particularly good because I could hear the thunder in the distance before the rain started, then there were flashes of lightning too. Unfortunately I did get a bit wet and we weren't quick enough getting the washing inside! frown

 

I'm hoping that the sun will be back for the weekend!

 

Thank you for all of the brilliant work that you have sent me. You are working really hard at home and should feel very proud of yourselves. I love checking my emails to see what you have been up to!

 

Have a look at the work from Abdullah, Abeer, De Fan, Leighton and Raees below - lots of house tokens have been added to this week's tally, well done!

You really are a brilliant bunch!

 

Today's maths continues the work that we have been doing on adding decimals. This lesson focuses on adding numbers that have a different amount of decimal places. It is really important that you keep everything in the correct column with this work! If you have squared paper at home then that makes it much easier.

 

If you don't have any squared paper, don't forget that you can collect stationery from school this morning - there are work packs and reading books that you can take home too.

I would really like you to spend some time today having a look at the final part of your magical quest. Remember that this is the ending of the story - it needs to show how special the journey has been and how proud your character is about their success! Their family will be really pleased that they have returned home and they might even have become famous or even become royalty!

 

Once you have done that, I'd like you to learn about a very important person in the Buddhist religion, the Dalai Lama. The lesson looks at reincarnation and karma before explaining about the Dalai Lama. There is a quiz at the beginning to see what you can remember from our previous lessons and then a video. The video will ask you to pause and answer some questions. There is then a final quiz to test your learning!

Don't forget to email your work - Luke.Burton@Bentinck.Nottingham.sch.uk - so that I can see how hard you have been working at home!

Wednesday 17th June 2020

Good morning Class 5! I hope that you are having a nice week. I have really enjoyed being back in the classroom - hopefully it has been nice for everyone that has been back at school! We spent time talking about the things that we have enjoyed having the opportunity to do whilst we have been in lockdown. I have liked spending more time with my family. Normally I don't get to spend a lot of time with my children, so it has been brilliant seeing them learn and practise new skills - Dottie has learned how to walk (there's no stopping her now) and Rufus has learned how to read.

 

What things have you enjoyed being able to do during lockdown?

 

We also talked about what we are most looking forward to doing once everything is back to 'normal'. One suggestion was going out for a nice meal with family and friends - I think that's what I'll be doing!!

 

Thank you for all of the hard work that you have been doing at home - you really are brilliant!

For today's maths lesson we are going to focus on adding numbers with decimals. We have looked at this in class - it uses a lot of the skills that we have mastered when adding integers. Make sure that you don't forget the decimal point though!

 

There is a video to talk you through the strategy, a worksheet and an interactive game.

 

You can use Cheerio's - or any other type of cereal - to help you if you like, but you don't need to!!

Today's English work will be to complete the last part of your magical quest! Have a look at the details below. I'm excited to read the end of your story.
Then I would really like you to do some science work. The lesson today focuses on the circulatory system. There are a lot of videos that explain the different parts and functions of the system and how it pumps blood around your body. After that, there is a quiz to test your knowledge and an activity to design a poster explaining what the circulatory system does. I can't wait to see your amazing work!

Tuesday 16th June 2020

Good morning Class 5! It was great to be in school yesterday with the Class 6 children and the other groups that have been in school. It is a shame that we still can't be together in the classroom yet though - it has been nice to see some of you when I've dropped off the work packs and, of course, I still enjoy getting your emails of work and things that you have been doing at home!

 

Have a look at this work from Abdullah, Abeer, De Fan and Raees!

You are superstars!

Don't forget that yesterday's post had work for two English lessons, R.E and history. Below is the link for today's maths lesson - converting percentages to fractions and decimals. You are all doing brilliantly with your maths work, I'm so proud of you!
Keep emailing me your work - Luke.Burton@Bentinck.Nottingham.sch.uk - and anything else that you have been doing at home!

Monday 15th June 2020

Good morning Class 5! Welcome to week three of the final half term of the summer. Not that it feels like summer with all the rain that we've had recently - I thought that it was getting nice and warm over the weekend, but today looks a bit miserable.

 

Today I will be in school with a bubble of Class 6 children. I will still be putting work on this page and responding to your emails - but I won't be putting as much writing to go with the work.

 

The work that I have posted today is enough to last you two days, apart from the maths. The maths work moves on from our work with fractions and decimals and on to percentages. Watch the video closely as it explains what you will need to do - we have spent time looking at percentages already so you will already know some of the details. I will post another piece of maths work tomorrow.

 

Our English work is nearing the end of our magical quest. Today is one of the most important parts of the story - your character finally gets their hands on the mystical object that they have been searching for. Over the next two days I would like you to to write the section of your story, check, edit and improve it.

 

I have then put two other lessons for you to have a look at today and tomorrow. There is a history lesson all about the Vikings, with two videos and two activities. If you want to know more about the Vikings, you will be able to watch lots of the Horrible Histories episodes on BBC iPlayer. There is also the next lesson of the work that we have been doing on Buddhism. Today's lesson focuses on where Buddhist monks live, in a monastery.

 

Don't forget to email me the work that you complete - Luke.Burton@Bentinck.Nottingham.sch.uk - as I would love to see it.

 

Below is some of the brilliant work that I have been sent over the weekend - thank you so much!

Friday 12th June 2020

Good morning Class 5! Yesterday, lots of adults were in school getting rooms ready for Class 6 to come back on Monday - everything looks very different! Mrs Burton took lots of photos so that the children know what to expect when they walk in. Have a look at the Class 6 page so that you can see what it's like. I much preferred it how it was before, but I do like the rainbow tape that we have on the floor now!

 

Lucy Oram came in to see us too. She is one of the school's governors and does a lot of work to make sure that we are all doing things properly. Lucy was very happy that we are putting things in place to keep everyone safe.

 

We're all very excited about school start to open to more children, but I'm sad that I still won't be seeing all of you at school yet!

 

That does mean that I'm very happy to receive work from you though. Take a look at the amazing work that Abeer, De Fan and Raees sent me yesterday. They are maths wizards!

You are superstars!

Today's maths is a little bit different - it's all based on football. BBC Bitesize have lots of activities from the Premier League that are based on different time problems. See how many of them you can do - they are for year 5 and year 6, so there are some tricky problems. Lots of bonus house token if you can answer them all.

 

Good luck!

Today's English work is chapter two of Everdark. Have a look at the video and follow the text. Then there are questions for you to answer based on the whole chapter. If you prefer to read the chapter rather than listen to it then the text is after the questions for you.

Chapter Two

Don't forget to email me your completed work - Luke.Burton@Bentinck.Nottingham.sch.uk - and earn lots of tokens for your house.

 

I hope that you all have a lovely weekend (hopefully the weather will be a little bit better), and remember that I will be putting work on the website in a slightly different way from next week because I will be in school with a 'bubble' from Monday!

Thursday 11th June 2020

Good morning Class 5! I hope that you are all well and keep healthy and happy. Today I will be spending some time in school to make sure that things are ready for the year 6 children that will be coming back on Monday. It will be great to be back in school and working with our amazing children again but it will also feel very strange! We will be in small bubbles (you might have heard people using that word a lot on the news!) and the classroom will look very different!

 

When I've finished in school I will be delivering some of the new work packs to people who are finding it difficult to get on to the website.

 

I will continue putting work on this page for you to do at home, but it might not be put on everyday - sometimes I will need to put on two days worth of work at a time so that I can be in school as well. Make sure that you give yourselves plenty of time to rest and that you don't try to do two days of work in one day!

 

Thank you for the amazing work that you sent me yesterday and this morning - it has been lovely to look through it all. You really are working so hard at home. Have a look at the brilliant work from Abeer, De Fan, Leighton and Raees below - lots of house tokens have been earned, well done!

For maths today, we are going to continue looking at decimals - you have been doing fantastic work so far!

 

The lesson for today focuses on compare decimals to see which ones are greater or smaller and putting them in the correct order. There is a video that explains the strategies that you need to use, then there is a worksheet for you to complete and an online game to test your skills!

The English work that you have been doing today has been great - I'm really impressed with your frightening foes! Today I would like you to have another look at the battle that you focused on yesterday and do some editing to make sure that your grammar is correct and that you have used some really powerful words and sentences. When you have done that, you might like to draw a picture of the creature that you have just defeated - have a look at Abeer's drawing of Marrowkai, the skeleton warrior - I'd love to see what you can come up with!

 

Once you've done that, we will continue our RE work on Buddhism.

 

Today is all about the different festivals that are celebrated by Buddhists. We already know a lot about Christmas, Easter, Eid, Chinese New Year and other festivals, but do you know the Buddhist festivals?!

 

The lesson starts with a quiz to recap what we have been learning in the previous lessons. Then the video talks you through the activities, before another quiz to test what you have remembered!

Don't forget to email me your work to me - Luke.Burton@Bentinck.Nottingham.sch.uk - I can't wait to see what you do!

Wednesday 10th June 2020

Good morning Class 5! I am definitely bored of cloud and rains now - bring back the sunshine! I hope that you are finding lots of ways to keep yourself amused at home. Have you been listening to the news recently? There has been lots of talk about primary schools and when children will be coming back. Year 6 will be coming back very soon and the government had said that they wanted all children to be back in school for a month before the summer. That would have meant you all coming back in a couple of weeks. They have now changed their mind - we've spent a lot of time getting things ready for Class 6 and it's made us realise that we don't have the space for many children, because it's important to follow the social distancing rules. We'll keep letting you know what is happening but, unfortunately, we still don't know when it will be safe for everyone to be back in school sad

 

We will keep putting work on the website for you to do at home, but this will be done in a slightly different way from next week. Thank you for checking the site regularly and for working so hard at home.

 

Abeer, De Fan, Leighton and Raees have all sent me brilliant work. Have a look at it below.

You are superstars!

For maths today, we will continue working with numbers that have decimal places. Now we will spend some time looking at rounding. We have done this before, but with integers. A lot of the same rules apply - remember the rhyme that we used to help us. You can see the video of the song here.

 

There is a video to help you understand the process, and then lots of descriptions about what you need to do. Then there are three activities - phew, it's a busy lesson - two worksheets and an online game!

I hope that you are all feeling strong and very, very brave! There's a terrifying creature that must be defeated! Have a look at the details below.

After that I would like you to do some science work.

 

For science this week we are going to take another look at reversible and irreversible changes. We looked at this in class before Christmas, and we did a lot of experiments, now you can have a look for some reversible and irreversible changes at home.

 

There are videos to explain the different types of changes - remember that, with an irreversible change, a new substance is created. Then there is a sorting activity, a quiz and a video for you to identify what is happening.

Don't forget to email me your work - Luke.Burton@Bentinck.Nottingham.sch.uk - you can collect one of the new work packs from school if you are finding it difficult to get the work from the website.

Tuesday 9th June 2020

Good morning Class 5! I hope that you are all doing well. There are a lot of strange things happening in the world at the moment, you might have seen bits on the news or listened to things on the radio. Lots of people are very angry at the moment because of things that are happening in America and in this country. If we were in school then we would be doing lots of talking about what had happened in exploring our feelings about it - feelings like empathy are important at the moment. If there is anything that is making you feel unhappy, or angry, or scared, then please feel free to send me an email - Luke.Burton@Bentinck.Nottingham.sch.uk - and I will do everything that I can to help you.

 

It is important to keep ourselves happy as well as keeping ourselves safe!

 

Seeing the work that you have been doing at home has been helping to keep me very happy at the moment. Thank you so much for everything that you are doing! Take a look at some of the work that people are doing below!

You are superstars!

Thank you to De Fan, Leighton and Raees - you have all completed excellent maths work and earned yourselves (and your houses) bonus tokens. That work was supposed to be really tricky, but you did it brilliantly without any problems! Amazing!

 

Don't forget to keep sending me the work that you are doing at home - even bits that you are doing by yourself - I'd love to see some art that you are doing, models that you are making, any cooking that you've been doing or plants that you are growing!!

 

Hopefully today's maths will be incredibly difficult (but I think that you'll all be great!).

 

The lesson today builds upon the work that we did yesterday, by adding in thousandths. We have already looking at these when we've worked on our place value and addition/subtraction skills, so you should be familiar with them. Think carefully about the work that we did yesterday, because you will be using similar strategies.

 

There is a video that explains how to convert between decimals and fractions, followed by a worksheet and an interactive game!

Some of you have already sent me some lovely ideas for part five of our magical quests, thank you. Today I would like you to continue working on this section of our story. If you haven't sent me yours yet, take some more time to work on it; those of you that have sent me what you have done - you're doing great - can you develop your ideas further: check your spelling and punctuation, can you find any more powerful vocabulary, can you improve your sentence starters, can you include more detail and description...?

 

Then you can take it easy and learn about Buddhist meditation!

 

Meditation is an important part of the Buddhist religion as it helps people to be calm and find inner peace. Today's lesson starts with a quiz to recap what we have learned already, and then explains how and why Buddhists meditate. There is also the opportunity for you to have a try at a short meditation. At the end of the lesson there is another short quiz to see what you have remembered.

Carry on working hard Class 5 - you are amazing. Don't forget to email me your work and anything else that you would like to share - Luke.Burton@Bentinck.Nottingham.sch.uk - and you can earn yourselves lots of house tokens!

Monday 8th June 2020

Good morning Class 5! I hope that you all had a good weekend and are ready for another week of home learning! What did you do at the weekend? We had a very quite weekend - we did some reading and some drawing and colouring. We also watched Jurassic Park, because Rufus loves dinosaurs! I'd love to hear what you have been up to. Are there any good books that you have read recently? At the weekend I finished reading When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr. It is a fantastic book. Judith Kerr wrote The Tiger who Came to Tea and the Mog books. This was her first 'chapter' book. It was about her childhood and escaping from the Nazis - I had never realised that she did this when she was young. Even teachers need to learn new things!

 

Lots of you have been doing fantastic learning at home. You have sent me lots of pictures of your work over the weekend and it is brilliant. Thank you very much! Have a look below.

Thank you to Abeer, De Fan, Geo and Raees for your work. There is some great maths, excellent answers to our reading work on Everdark and some science too. I gave out lots of bonus house tokens for people completing all of the maths challenges on Friday.

 

For today's maths, I would like you to look at converting decimals to fractions. This sounds really tricky, but it isn't if you follow the instructions and think carefully. We've spent lots of time talking about tenths and hundredths, both as decimals and fractions. This knowledge will help you with today's calculations. There is a video to help you and then a detailed explanation of the strategy that you will need to use for your work. Then you can test your skills with a quiz before having a go at the worksheet.

We had a little break from our magical quest, so hopefully you've got plenty of energy and you are ready to continue - it's about to get difficult and dangerous!

 

Today there are more obstacles and you might even catch sight of a terrifying creature! Have a look at the details below and give it a go. Remember to use the skills that you developed during the Oak National setting and character description lessons to help you.

After that, I would like you to continue our work on the Anglo Saxons. The work today focuses on their art and culture. The Anglo Saxons made some amazing pieces of art and are responsible for some great stories. There is a video that explains who they were and some of the things that they did. Then there are pictures are some treasure that has been found and it is really beautiful - I wish I could make things like that! After that, the lessons takes a look at stories that the Anglo Saxons wrote, before telling the famous story of Beowulf!

 

There is a challenge to create your own piece of Anglo Saxon art, before completing a quiz to see how much you have remembered!

Don't forget to send me your work - Luke.Burton@Bentinck.Nottingham.sch.uk - so that I can see how hard you've been working at home and so that you can earn lots of house tokens!

Come on Malala - we need to start earning some more house tokens. This has been a great week for Farah and Greta, but, WOW, what a week for King house!!

 

If you have been sending me your work and earning house tokens, you can be very proud of yourself!! Keep it up!

Friday 5th June 2020

Good morning Class 5! Can you believe that we're a week into the last half term of the year already?! It feels like it has gone really quickly! All of the adults at school have been working really hard to get everything ready for when you can come back. Things will be quite different, but it will be lovely when we can all get back together again.

 

If we were in school as normal today, we would all be getting together in the hall to celebrate our Bentinck Stars and seeing how many house tokens had been earned. It would be a tricky decision to make in Class 5 this week, because some of you have done some amazing work this week. Have a look at some of yesterday's work below.

You are superstars!

Thank you to Abeer, Raees and De Fan who have sent me even more brilliant maths work. You're working really carefully and thinking about what you need to do for each problem, well done - there are so many correct answers! Abeer has also done some excellent French work. I'm really impressed with the key that you made Abeer, which shows the French words for lots of the things that we have in our school - I think my favourite is la salle d'informatique! Can you spot which room in our school that is?! De Fan has done a great job writing about the life cycle of amphibians - well done De Fan, you have included lots of information!

 

As it's Friday, we have the BBC Bitesize maths challenges. Remember, these start off easy, but quickly get quite difficult. See how far you can get and, don't forget, there are bonus house tokens if you can answer all six challenges correctly (just don't look at the answers first!).

For our English work today we are going to take a break from our magical quest. Below is a reading of the first chapter of Everdark by Abi Elphinstone. I would like you to listen to the chapter and answer some comprehension questions about it. The text is shown in the video and is also in the file beneath, along with the questions.

Everdark - Chapter One

This is "Chapter One" by Bentinck Primary & Nursery on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

I would also like you to have a look at the next part of the RE lessons on Buddhism. On Tuesday, we spent time learning about Siddhartha Gautama and how Buddhism began. Today's lesson looks at the sacred text of Buddhism. There is a quick quiz to recap your learning from the previous lesson, followed by a video with some tasks for you to complete - have a pen and paper ready! At the end there is another quiz to see what you have learned today.

 

I hope that you all have a lovely weekend - unfortunately I don't think the weather is going to be very nice - I think I'm going to treat myself to a nice coffee and some biscuits (I might even make a cake...). Don't forget to email me - Luke.Burton@Bentinck.Nottingham.sch.uk - with pictures of your work, or anything else that you have been up to at home, I really look forward to hearing from you!

Thursday 4th June 2020

Good morning Class 5! Today, Mrs Burton and I are going in to school to sort out all the reading books for Class 5 and Class 6. You might have seen some of the changes that we have been making to the yellow room - including an amazing new bookshelf that Mr Brannigan made. I can't wait for you to see it when we've finished, it's so exciting!

 

Have you been able to do lots of reading at home? It's difficult because the libraries are closed. I have been buying some Kindle books from Amazon - there are lots available for less than £1 (that's cheaper than buying a drink and a chocolate bar from the shop!) - you can read them on smartphones, tablets, computers... I'm sure that there's even a way that you could read them on a television, but I haven't tried that yet!

 

I've just finished reading a book about a schoolboy who buys a special skill to help him tell when people are lying. Unfortunately, when somebody does lie, it makes his ear make a noise and a horrible smell!! He needs to use this strange and stinky power to help save his school from an evil teacher! You can find it here. See if you can find any books that you would like to read.

 

Thank you to Raees, De Fan and Abeer who sent me some more brilliant maths, English and science work yesterday. Have a look at what they've been doing below.

You are superstars!

It really is amazing seeing how hard you have been working at home - keep emailing me your work - Luke.Burton@Bentinck.Nottingham.sch.uk - and keep earning house tokens!

 

(Especially Malala, we're a long way behind!!!!)

 

Here is our work for today to help you earn lots of tokens.

 

Today's maths is continuing our work on fractions, but this time it is looking at fractions of amounts. Your times tables skills will really help you with this work, so why not have a quick go on TTRockstars before you start?

 

For the lesson, there is a video to show you the strategies that you will need to use, then an explanation and some reminders. Next, there is a football fractions activity for you to complete very quickly, followed by a worksheet.

It has been lovely reading the next part of your magical quest - you really do have some great ideas! Today I would like you to spend some time editing your work and developing your ideas. Have a look at the examples that have been shared above and magpie some ideas from those. You can also have a look at the setting and character description work that we completed before half term. If you can't quite remember those lessons then you can find the lessons here.

 

Then I would like you to practise some of your French skills! You had been working really hard on these with Miss Hodgson. The lesson today shows two videos about school and hobbies then asks you to show how much you know in a short quiz. There is a worksheet to complete that also tests your drawing skills!!

Wednesday 3rd June 2020

Good morning Class 5! What happened to the sunshine?! Somebody seems to have hidden it. I'm not happy about the rain at all. Although, Rufus and I have really been struggling with hayfever, so maybe this will mean that there is less pollen floating about and we won't be sneezing so much! Do any of you suffer with hayfever? It's not very nice and can spoil a lovely sunny day so I hope none of you do!

 

Thank you so much for all of the beautiful work that you have been sending me, it really is fantastic to see it all. Have a look at it below:

You are superstars!

Abeer, Raees and De Fan have all earned lots of house tokens for their lovely maths, English and artwork. I'm really glad to see that you are doing some cycling Raees, it's a great way to keep yourself fit and healthy, and you get to enjoy going outside too! Well done for wearing your helmet as well - it's really important to protect yourself and that important brain!!

 

How have you been exercising during lockdown? We've been doing cycling and walking, plus we've bought some really stretchy bits of rubber! They sound strange, but they are called resistance bands and they help you to stay strong when you can't get to a gym!

 

Don't forget to exercise your brains too!

 

Today's maths work continues our fractions learning, with some problem solving. We do lots of these in class - remember that you need to think carefully about what the problem is asking you to do and what sort of calculations are needed. There is a video that goes through some problems for you. Then, like yesterday, there is a worksheet and an interactive game to test your skills.

I've really enjoyed reading the first section of your magical quest writing - there has been some lovely descriptive writing and the start of exciting journeys! Today, I would like you to continue your journey. Read through the instructions carefully and think about what obstacle your character might encounter. If you have any questions about today's writing, don't forget that you can email me - Luke.Burton@Bentinck.Nottingham.sch.uk - and I will help you.

I can't wait to read what happens to your character!

 

After that, I would like you to do some science work. We have had a look at life cycles in class - focusing on our own life cycles. Today's work looks at the life cycles of humans and other animals, comparing them. There are two videos and six activities to do!!!! Don't worry though, they are nice and quick activities! There are three tasks to see if you can put the different stages in the correct order, two quizzes to test your memory and then a worksheet that looks at the life cycle of amphibians. Good luck!

 

Don't forget to send me your work - Luke.Burton@Bentinck.Nottingham.sch.uk - I really enjoy hearing from you and seeing what you have been up to!

Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Good morning Class 5! It was lovely to see the work that you completed yesterday! Thank you for checking our class page and working so hard after the half term break. I hope that you rewarded yourselves by having some fun in the glorious sunshine that we had yesterday. All the adults were in school yesterday to have some meetings - I rode my bike to school and I was very hot when I got there! We are still waiting to hear what we need to do about opening school to more people, and we will keep you up-to-date when we know more. I really hope that we can be together soon, but it is so important to stay alert and keep ourselves safe. It looks like things are getting much better but we can't rush things and risk lots of people becoming very ill.

 

Have a look at the beautiful work that was sent to me yesterday. Abeer has completed some brilliant maths work and drawn an excellent picture of an Anglo-Saxon village for our history work (keep reading for some more of Abeer's work...!); De Fan has done some beautifully neat and accurate maths work - I think your brain might be part calculator De Fan! Leighton has done some great writing about Anglo-Saxon life, including how young boys and girls had to do lots of work, and some fantastic maths work; Raees has completed his amazing maths work and he has been reading The Explorer, which I think is a brilliant book! Lots of house tokens for you all!

You are superstars!

Thank you so much for working so hard - you really are amazing!

 

Today there is another BBC Bitesize lesson on multiplying fractions. This time we are focusing on multiplying mixed numbers by an integer (whole number). There is a video that talks you through what you need to do, a worksheet to complete and then an interactive game to try.

 

Let me see how get on - Luke.Burton@Bentinck.Nottingham.sch.uk - I'm looking forward to seeing your work.

Thank you for the English work that you sent me yesterday, as you set off on your important magical quest. You have some brilliant ideas. I have replied to your emails to give you some tips to improve what you have written. Today I would like you to spend some time developing your ideas further.

 

Have a look at Abeer's example below. He has thought carefully about why his character is going on their journey and what it is they are looking for. This is really important, as it helps the reader to understand what is happening.

I would also like you to have a look at some religious education. The Oak National Academy has a lovely series of lessons on Buddhism and how this religion began and their beliefs.

 

Below is the link for the first lesson which focuses on the life of Siddhartha Gautama - you may know him as Buddha - and how he created the religion.

 

There is a quiz at the start which recaps some facts from medieval monarchs - you don't need to do this part, you can click on the 'next activity' button. After that there is a video that explains a lot about Siddhartha Gautama and his life. The activity that you will need to do is to draw some simple pictures that will help you to write a brief history for Buddha. At the end of the lesson there is a quiz to see what you can remember! 

Don't forget to send me pictures of your fantastic work - Luke.Burton@Bentinck.Nottingham.sch.uk

Monday 1st June 2020

Good morning Class 5! I hope that you have all had a nice break for half term. I have definitely enjoyed the sunshine and being outside! Today is the start of your last half term as Class 5 sad. If we were at school as normal, we would be doing lots of interesting and exciting things, and helping all of the classes (and teachers!) get ready for September. Unfortunately, things are going to be very different this year, but I really hope that we will all be back together at school soon so that we can enjoy playing and learning together before the summer holiday.

 

Thank you to everyone who emailed me over the break, either with work that you had been doing, or because you had a question to ask. Here are some lovely pictures of work that Ithar and Abeer completed and sent me. They have been using the work packs that you can collect from school.

You are superstars!

As well as Ithar and Abeer, Leighton, Raees, Geo and De Fan have also been earning themselves lots of house tokens.

 

All of the adults are going to school today to talk about what is going to happen over the next few weeks - you might have been listening to the announcements from the government over the holiday. There are lots of different things being said - by the government; by scientists; by unions; by doctors and nurses - and we need to make sure that we are doing the best that we can do for all of you and keeping you safe at the same time. The school will be in touch to tell you all of the things that you need to know.

 

I will continue to post work for you on the website, but there might be some changes to how often this is done, depending on who is in school and when. Again, we will let you know all the important details!

 

For your maths today, we will continue to use the BBC Bitesize fractions lessons that you have been completely so brilliantly before half term. This lesson looks at how to multiply fractions by an integer (whole number). There is an explanation, a short video and a game to play with someone else. Then there is a worksheet to complete. If you have any questions about it, please email me on Luke.Burton@Bentinck.Nottingham.sch.uk and I will be happy to help.

For English, we are going to begin our Magical Quest!

 

There is lots of information on the image below about what I would like you to do for this part of our work - make sure that you read it carefully. You have been doing brilliant work on setting and character descriptions over the past couple of weeks, so you might want to have that work in front of you so that you can use it again.

 

If you are not sure about anything, then you can email me and I will help you.

After that, there is some history to have a look at! This lesson focuses on the Anglo Saxons and the way that they used to live. These were people that settled in England over 1,000 years - things were very different then.

 

There are three videos to watch, followed by a great activity that will involve lots of your creative skills too. I'm really looking forward to seeing what you can do!

A much improved week for Malala - well done!!! Unfortunately it wasn't quite enough to challenge the powerhouses of Greta and Farah. Well done to King house too!

 

Keep a lookout for the house totals for this half term and enjoy your break. Remember, we will be putting work on the class page again on Monday 1st June!

 

Eid Mubarak to everyone who is celebrating. I hope that you and your families have a wonderful celebration.

Friday 22nd May 2020

Good morning Class 5! What has happened to the sunshine?! I was getting excited about having a nice warm summer and now it's raining again. That is not fair! Hopefully the weather will get better and we can have a nice half term 'holiday'. Yes, next week is half term, so we won't be putting work on the website. From Monday 1st June the work will start again. We might even know a little more about what is going to happen about having more children at school too.

 

Thank you for the work that you have been sending me, there's been some beautiful, colourful work to match the sunshine that we had yesterday. Take a look at it below:

You are superstars!

Alaa has been doing the Eid mindfulness sheets and they look fantastic, thank you Alaa; De Fan has continued his amazing maths work; Raees has also been carrying on with his excellent maths works and spent time discussing the practical fractions activity with his mum, then he made a wonderful Eid card! Leighton has done more super maths and more delicious cooking! Look at that pizza! I bet it was yummy (and all the best pizzas are a bit of a wobbly shape!). Brilliant work from everyone, you've all earned house tokens. Don't forget to check back later to see our weekly totals.

 

Today, we have the BBC Bitesize maths challenges. There are some tricky ones this week that will really get you thinking!!! You were awesome last week and sent me some brilliant answers, so give it a really good try. Remember, there are bonus house tokens for everyone that completes every challenge. I know you can do it!!

For our English work today we are finishing off our character descriptions. There is a spelling test as part of the lesson - I know how much you love spelling tests! It will then talk you through ways that you can develop your own writing, give you some ideas and ask you to write a description of your own character. Like last week, I'm asking you to write your description about one of the characters that will be going on your Magical Quest! It might be the main character, who is setting off on an adventure; or it might be one of the strange and, perhaps, very dangerous creatures that tries to stop them!!

 

Once you have written your description, the video will give you the chance to make some improvements.

 

I look forward to hearing more about your excellent characters!

I've set a science challenge for you to do over the half term break, when you are out having your exercise. Below is a sheet with ten different flowers that can be found at this time of year. I would like you to look out for the flowers on the sheet and make a note of where you found them. Then I would like you to take a close look at the flowers - can you work out what they do to spread their seeds in order to make new flowers?

 

Do they let the wind blow their seeds so that they spread out across a wide area? Or do they need to attract insects so that they can take the pollen to another flower to create more seeds?

 

If you see any more flowers that you can identify, there is a blank table so that you can create your own - see if you can draw an accurate picture of the flowers!

M I S S   I R W I N ‘ S    L o c k d o w n     c h a l l e n g e

U P d A T E  3

Hello Everyone!

 

I hope you and your family are all keeping safe and well.

 

WELL DONE to the children in KS2 who are trying their very best to help our school move up the leader board. We have managed to maintain our fourth position on the leader board but our average speed has decreased to 3.44 seconds – oh dear! Thank you to all the children who are continuing to practise their times tables and play on TT Rockstars. Do you think we can improve our average studio speed again? Take a look at the leader board at the end of this message to see how well Bentinck is doing.

 

As you know I set a new class challenge last week to see which class in KS2 could increase their average percentage of active users the most.  Sadly this week there are no winners as each class either had the same number of active users or less. sad Oh dear, what happened? surprise Is it because you are ready for a half term break and didn’t feel as motivated last week?

 

Lots of children from Class 3, 4, 5 and 6 did complete last week’s Rockslam Challenge I set and are also setting challenges for their friends, which is great to see. Well done to Muhammed in class 6, who once again beat my Rockslam score of 61 with his brilliant score of 96. Double house points again Muhammed!!

 

I am awarding house points to the following children who are using TT Rockstars:

 

Class 3: Momina, Ocean, Adchayan, Agape and Raghd, Nathan and Mharan.

 

Class 4: Shareen, Zoya, Horia, Sarah, Haseeb, Aya, Ewa and Emily.

 

Class 5: Alaa, De Fan, Arundhathi, Ithar, Mahira, Geo, Ayokunle, Mariya, and Leighton.

 

Class 6: Muhammed, Kenneth, Lady, Haleema and Taha.

 

I would really love to see more children using TT Rockstars regularly and our school’s average studio speed improve. For the next challenge I will award double house points to the class who increase their average amount of time they use TT Rockstars. As it is half term, you have two weeks to help your class win this challenge.

 

Please try and go on TT Rockstars at least 2 or 3 times a week or even everyday if you can. This would increase your speed, your stats, your class stats and stats for the whole school. I will set everyone in KS2 a new Rockslam Challenge – if you beat my score you will also receive double house points.

 

Come on everyone, I know you can be super speedy at your times tables. The more you use TT Rockstars, the quicker you will get, your class speed will improve and our school speed. I will post an update on your class page in two weeks time, Friday 5th June to inform you of our school progress and class stats and will look at setting another challenge too.

 

If you don’t have your TT Rockstar username or password or have forgotten it, you can email your class teacher or me at melissa.irwin@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

 

Keep smiling, keep learning your tables and be a ROCKSTAR!!

 

Miss Irwin smiley

 

Thursday 21st May 2020

Good morning Class 5! I was feeling very tired last night, so I had an early night. When I woke up and switched the computer on this morning it was lovely to see that I had emails with pictures of the amazing work that you have been doing. It makes me so happy to see you working hard, and even happier when I get to see your smiles too!! Have a look at the amazing work from Abeer, De Fan and Leighton below.

Abeer has been working so hard at home - he has one of the work packs that are in the office at school - and he's had a go at the arithmetic questions. Well done Abeer, I love how much work you're managing to do! He's also had a look at the beautiful Eid cards that Mrs Fredericks made and created one of his own. I think it's lovely Abeer, thank you for sharing it. I'm very impressed by your neat lockdown hair too!!

 

De Fan has been working incredibly hard on his English and maths lessons at home. Your work is so neat and careful De Fan, well done!

 

Leighton has also been working really hard on completing some brilliant maths work and he's been doing some cooking too!! Here he is smiling at his chicken korma. It looks delicious Leighton and I think I'd have a huge smile like that if it was my dinner too!!

 

Keep sending me pictures of your work and the activities that you are doing at home - Luke.Burton@Bentinck.Nottingham.sch.uk - I love receiving them!

For maths today, we will continue with our fractions work on BBC Bitesize. I have been really impressed by the work that you have been doing over the last two weeks - Raees in particular has become AMAZING with fractions.

 

The work today explores the strategies for subtracting mixed numbers. There is a short video to explain it, and then their are instructions for two different methods that you can use to complete the work. Choose the one that you are most comfortable with, or have a go at using both!

 

There is a worksheet with lots of calculations to solve and then a practical activity to look at ways that subtracting fractions works. Remember, if you are doing the practical activity using a sheet of A4 paper, that your fractions need to be of equal size! Measure and cut carefully!

Today's English lesson is looking at some of the different grammatical elements that we can use when describing a character. The focus is on relative clauses. We have practised these in class, when we were writing newspaper reports and when we were writing about Philip Pullman. They use the purple Rainbow Grammar cards and start with a relative pronoun - that, when, where, which, who, whose.

 

There is a quiz to complete to recap what you have been learning, then the video explains some of the details about relative clauses. After that, there are some really interesting pictures to inspire your writing. Remember to use relative clauses! If you are struggling to get your writing started, there are some great sentences starters that you can use.

Can you remember our computing lessons with Mrs Benton?! It feels like a long time ago now. We were working really hard to make our own computer game using Scratch. You had some brilliant ideas and the games were starting to look amazing.

 

Today, BBC Bitesize has a brilliant activity on how computer games are made and what makes a good character. There is a worksheet to complete and then an interactive code-breaking game to really test your skills!

 

Let me know how you get on and I can pass your work on to Mrs Benton!

Wednesday 20th May 2020

Good morning Class 5! How are you all doing today? I hope that you are keeping happy and safe. I am missing you a lot and I'm still trying to get used to putting your work on here, rather than us all being together in the classroom. This has been a very difficult time for everyone and I hope that, when things are back to normal, we will realise how important it is to spend time with our friends and family.

 

Did you enjoy the sunshine yesterday? We went for a nice walk in the afternoon, when it wasn't too hot. One of Rufus' friends had their birthday yesterday, so we were able to sing 'Happy Birthday' to them online - of course, we made sure that we had some cake too!!

 

Have a look at the pictures of your amazing work below. De Fan has been doing some brilliant maths and English; Leighton has been working incredibly hard on his maths and done some beautiful colouring-in of one of the mindfulness quotes from yesterday; Abeer has completed some excellent maths work and made a lovely piece of art from colourful hands; and Raees has been working really hard on his maths, but also found time to bake cake and cookies!! They look absolutely delicious Raees - I hope that you enjoyed them!!

For your maths today, BBC Bitesize is continuing our work on fractions. This lesson explores how to add together mixed numbers - this is when there is an integer and a fraction together. Remember to give your answers as mixed numbers too, not improper fractions.

 

The site explains the different steps for adding the mixed numbers, including adding the integers first, converting the fractions so that they have the same denominators and then adding those. Once you are confident, there are two worksheets for you to have a go at.

For English, we will move on to the next lesson in the Oak National Academy character description work. Today we will study the different features of the text when describing a character. We did very similar last week with a setting description, including techniques like personification, simile, metaphor, hyperbole, etc.

 

There is a quick quiz to recap what you have learned so far, then a description of a foul-sounding beast, followed by some spellings for you to practise.

Many of you will know that it is Eid this weekend. I'm sure that celebrations will look and feel very different at this time, but it is important that we remember and enjoy this very special time.

 

Mrs Fredericks has made some absolutely beautiful Eid cards, and we thought that you might like to have a go at doing some yourselves. You could make them for the family that you live with, or maybe other family members who live nearby. You might want to make them for your friends at school - we can share them on the class page so that we can all celebrate together.

 

Have a look at the cards made by Mrs Fredericks below. If you need some pens/pencils/paper to help you create something special, then you can collect some from school today or tomorrow, between 9 and 11am.

 

If Mrs Fredericks' ideas look a bit too tricky, I have put a template underneath along with some Eid mindfulness colouring.

Tuesday 19th May 2020

Good morning Class 5! I hope that you are all doing well and staying safe. It is important to make sure that you are happy during these strange times. Although there are lots of things that we can't do at the moment, there are plenty of things that we can do in order to keep ourselves happy and look after our mental health. This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, so make sure that you take some time to relax and do something nice. You could:

 

If there is anything that you would like to talk to me about, then you can email me - Luke.Burton@Bentinck.Nottingham.sch.uk - lots of the teachers will be in school this week, so you can pop in to pick up some pens/pencils/paper and work packs on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. It would be really lovely to see you - I am missing you all a great deal and I can't wait for us to be back in the classroom together!

 

Thank you for the work that you keep sending me - De Fan, Abeer, Leighton and Raees all worked really hard yesterday and sent me some amazing work! It really is brilliant when I get an email from you and I can see the brilliant things that you are doing at home.

You are superstars!

Today's maths work will continue the practise that we have been doing on fractions. You have been doing brilliantly with this - keep up the amazing work. Remember all the things that we have been talking about (making the fractions equivalent so that they all have the same denominator; don't add the denominators together; don't subtract the denominators). The work today is about adding fractions that might give you an answer that is greater than 1. There are two videos to explain the strategy and then two worksheets to complete.
Today's English work will continue studying character descriptions using the Oak National Academy. There is a quiz to recap some of the aspects that you have already covered, followed by some work on vocabulary. The focus today is on an extract from The Legend of Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Larwood - you should remember this from when we listened to it in class. It is one of my favourite books because it features brilliant characters who go on a dangerous adventure!

Lucy has been in touch to make sure that we are all alright - WE MISS YOU LUCY - and to share some brilliant resources with us. Below, you will find lots of colouring sheets and other craft activities for you to do at home. There are nets to make model emergency services vehicles; emergency services people to colour in; thank you messages for key workers and some mindfulness colouring sheets. I would love you to have a go at doing some of these and then send me your beautiful work.

 

You will need to print these at home to make or colour them. I understand that not everyone is able to do this so I will make sure that there are packs of them for you to collect from school tomorrow morning.

Monday 18th May 2020

Good morning Class 5. If we were in school this week, it would have been our last week before the half term holiday. Last week would have been when Class 6 did their SATs papers, and Class 2 would have been doing lots of tests around this time too. There's also a good chance that we would have been doing some tests as well, to see all the amazing progress that you have been making this year!

 

Gosh, things really are different, aren't they?!

 

Lots of you are continuing to work incredibly hard at home and I really appreciate everything that you and your families are doing to continue your learning and to help the school. It has been lovely receiving emails from you and I've been lucky to see some of your parents and even some of you of the past couple of weeks. All of the adults at school are hoping that everything will return to normal as soon as possible, but it is still so important that everyone does what they can to stay safe and stop the spread of the virus.

 

Thank you to all of these people who have sent me work or helped the school to move up the TT Rockstars leader board as part of Miss Irwin's challenge:

Raees, Abeer, Alaa, Arundhathi, De Fan, Mariya, Justine, Ithar, Geo, Ayokunle, Leighton and Abdullah.

Keep it up Class 5 and if there is anything that I can help you with, please email me on Luke.Burton@Bentinck.Nottingham.sch.uk - don't forget that if you need any pencils, pens, paper, reading books or work packs, you can collect these from school on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings between 9 am and 11 am.

 

Take a look at some of the lovely pieces of art that I have been sent and the brilliant maths challenges that were completed on Friday - you really are a clever bunch!!

As you can see, people are sending work to me in lots of different ways. You can print the sheets off if you like, but if you don't have a printer or if you don't want to print the sheets then you can write your answers on paper.

 

For maths today we are going to continue reminding ourselves about fractions - remember that when we are looking at equivalent fractions whatever we do to the numerator we must do to the denominator! When we are adding or subtracting fractions, we need to make sure that they have the same denominator first. Then you can add them, BUT DON'T ADD THE DENOMINATORS! Take a look at the example below:

On BBC Bitesize there is a great lesson on adding and subtracting fractions. There are two videos to explain how you need to do it, and then two worksheets to complete. Good luck!

Last week you did brilliant work using the Oak National Academy lessons on setting descriptions, which you then applied to our Magical Quest!

 

This week there are lessons to help you with your character descriptions.

 

Just like last week, there is the video lesson and then some questions to ask (there's no quiz to begin with this time). Today's work is about superheroes!

After that, I would like you to do some history work. On BBC Bitesize there is a great lesson about King Henry VIII (he's the one that had a lovely big, ginger beard...). There are three videos for you to watch - one featuring Danny Dyer and two Horrible Histories clips - that explain the ways that Henry VIII changed England (sometimes just so that he could do what he wanted).

 

At the end, there are two activities for you to do so that you can show how much you have learned. The first activity is an online quiz, then there is a worksheet for you to fill in the answers.

Can you remember, a little while ago, I posted a picture of a piece of old cricket bat that I was going to turn into something else?

 

Over the weekend, I was able to finish off carving it and making sure that it was all nice and smooth.

 

Now it needs to have a bath! It has to sit in some oil for a while - it's been in there for about 18 hours already and will need to stay in there until tomorrow. Then I can take it out, let it dry and make sure that it still looks and feels right. Once everything is finished nicely, it will be ready to use!

Another incredible week for Farah house, and lots of tokens for Greta and King. Come on, Malala, we need lots more house tokens!!!!

M I S S   I R W I N ‘ S    L o c k d o w n     c h a l l e n g e

U P d A T E  2

 Hello Everyone!

 

I hope you and your family are all keeping safe and well.

 

WELL DONE to the children in KS2 who are trying their very best to help our school move up the leader board. We have improved our average studio score by 0.08 of a second. Our average studio score is now 3.39 seconds per question which is absolutely AMAZING!! Thank you to all the children who are continuing to practise their times tables and play on TT Rockstars. Do you think we can improve our average studio speed and progress further? Take a look at the leader board at the end of this message to see how well Bentinck is doing.

 

As you know I set a new class challenge last week to see which class in KS2 could increase their class average speed the most. Although class 6 have the fastest and brilliant average speed of 2.14 seconds, their score actually decreased by 0.01 second. Oh dear year 6! Class 4 increased their speed by 0.11 of a second, class 5 by 0.35 of a second but the WINNERS this week are CLASS 3 who increased their average speed by 0.44 of a second. CONGRATULATIONS CLASS 3 – DOUBLE HOUSE POINTS!!!

 

Lots of children from Class 3, 4, 5 and 6 have completed last week’s Rockslam Challenge I set and are setting challenges for their friends, which is great to see. Well done to Muhammed in class 6 who beat my Rockslam score of 71 with his brilliant score of 95. Double house points again Muhammed!!

 

I am awarding house points to the following children who are using TT Rockstars:

 

Class 3 – Double Points: Shams, Mohamed, Abdurraham, Momina, Ocean, Adchayan, Agape and Raghd.

 

Class 4: Jadon, Shareen, Zoya, Horia, Alan, Sarah and Hijran.

 

Class 5: Kyei, Alaa, Abeer, De Fan, Arundhathi, Justine, Ithar, Mahira, Raees, Geo, Ayokunle, Mariya, Leighton and Abdullah.

 

Class 6: Shazaly, Rehan, Muhammed, Kenneth, Mohamed and Issa.

 

I would love to see more children using TT Rockstars regularly and our school’s average studio speed improve. Next week I will award double house points to the class who increase their average percentage of active users the most.  

 

Please try and go on TT Rockstars at least 2 or 3 times a week or even everyday if you can. This would increase your speed, your stats, your class stats and stats for the whole school. I will set everyone in KS2 a new Rockslam Challenge – if you beat my score you will also receive double house points.

 

Come on everyone, I know you can be super speedy at your times tables. The more you use TT Rockstars, the quicker you will get, your class speed will improve and our school speed. I will post an update on your class page next Friday informing you of our school progress and class stats and will look at setting another challenge too.

 

If you don’t have your TT Rockstar username or password or have forgotten it, you can email your class teacher or me at melissa.irwin@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

 

Keep smiling, keep learning your tables and be a ROCKSTAR!!

 

Miss Irwin smiley

 

 

Friday 15th May 2020

Good morning Class 5! How is everybody doing today? Even though EVERYTHING is different at the moment, I still get a little bit excited about Fridays. We can't have our brilliant assemblies at the moment, but we get to find out about how many house tokens people have earned (I'll put that on the page at the end of the day, so get your work in quickly!).

 

The weather is going to be lovely (hopefully), what are you going to do in the sunshine? We're going on a family bike ride. It's taken me a long time to fix my bike, so it will be nice to be out riding on it. We're very lucky that we have a big park near our house, so we can go though.

 

Thank you for the work that you have been sending me - there's been some brilliant pieces of art completed recently! Abeer has made a model of a rocket, De Fan has drawn a Pokemon and Raees has drawn a beautiful Horrid Henry front cover.

Raees has been doing a lot of reading at home. He's read Grandpa's Great Escape by David Walliams and Ruby Redfort by Lauren Child. Have you been reading lots too? I'd love to find out which books you have been enjoying. I'm currently reading The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant. It's all about a boarding school in Scotland where children learn about body-painting and extreme survival! It's very interesting.

 

Today's maths work is the BBC Bitesize maths challenges! There are six problems for you to answer, starting with easier ones and getting harder - the last challenge is definitely year 6 standard. Have a go, and see how far you get. I will give bonus house tokens to anyone who can correctly answer challenge 6!

 

The link is below:

Our English work today is the last lesson in the Oak National Academy's series on setting descriptions. There is a quick quiz about some of the more technical parts of this weeks learning, so check that you can remember what we mean when we talk about personification, parenthesis, hyphen, similes...

 

Once you have completed the quiz, the fun doesn't stop, as there is a spelling test (I know how much you all love a good spelling test). Then there is information about how to build your setting description, including a great word of the day that you can use in your work.

 

I would like your setting description to be based on our Magical Quest. Think about the notes that you have been making and sending to me. You now have the chance to write an amazing description of part of that magical journey. You might want to choose the place where your character starts their adventure, a destination along the way or the place that they have been trying to get to. I can't wait to read what you come up with!

If we were at school, we would have been doing some Genius Time this afternoon, so I would like you to be geniuses!! Share something that you have learned during your time at home, something amazing that you can do, a drawing that you have done, a cake that you have baked... ANYTHING of which you are proud and want to share with me, your class, the rest of the school!

Thursday 14th May 2020

Good morning Class 5! How is everyone doing? It should be sunny and starting to get warmer today. Hopefully the sun can make us all smile. It doesn't feel like a Thursday... but I'm not actually sure what Thursday should feel like at the moment. When we went for a walk, we saw that a family had put a sign in their front window to remind people what day it is - very useful!!

 

All of the adults in school are working very hard, having meetings about opening school to more people and how we will do it. Everyone is REALLY excited about things getting back to normal and the possibility of seeing you all again, but we also need to make sure that everyone will be safe. We will keep you up to date with decisions that are made.

 

Thank you for the work that you have been sending me. Leighton, Raees, De Fan and Abeer all sent me brilliant work yesterday, including this lovely picture from Leighton!

I've missed your amazing smile and brilliant sense of humour Leighton, so it made me really happy when I saw this picture. And what a beautiful rainbow too!

 

Don't forget to keep emailing your work, or anything else that you've been doing. You can even email me to say hello (and maybe say how much your brother/sister is annoying you - I've got an older sister, I know what it's like...) - Luke.Burton@Bentinck.Nottingham.sch.uk

 

Today, I would like you to do some maths, some English and some art.

 

For maths, BBC Bitesize has a great lesson on comparing and ordering fractions. You will need to use the skills of which we have reminded ourselves over the last couple of days - equivalent fractions and converting between improper fractions and mixed numbers. There are two videos to help explain how to do it and two worksheets to complete.

The English work will be continuing the setting description lessons from the Oak National Academy. Today is a grammar and spelling focus (don't worry, you get to do some interesting writing for it). There is a quick quiz to start with, then the video will explain about how to use parenthesis with brackets, commas or hyphens. After that, there are some really interesting pictures for you to describe. Remember to do at least three sentences of description, with parenthesis. To finish, there are some spellings to practise. I'm looking forward to reading some of the great sentences that you create.

For your artwork, I would like you to choose!

 

You might want to draw your favourite cartoon or game character; or paint the trees that you can see out your bedroom window. You might want to build a model of a spaceship that will take you to the very edge of the universe; or make a colourful rainbow collage.

 

It is up to you, but make it something that really interests you, take your time and make it as amazing as possible! I can't wait to see what you come up with. I might even have a go myself, if Dottie and Rufus let me use their art things...

Wednesday 13th May 2020

Good morning Class 5!

 

It was lovely to see some of you yesterday and chat about what you've been up to at home. It's important that we know that you and your families are safe and well. Plus, we miss you!!

 

There are work-packs available at school if you haven't got one - some activities to keep you amused at home, some maths work, a bit of art, some geography...! If you find something really tricky, then you can leave it and move on to the next activity! Thank you to Alaa, Abeer and De Fan, who emailed me their work yesterday. You've earned some house tokens, well done!!

 

Don't forget that Lucy would like to see your rainbows and thank you cards for the NHS and other key-workers. You can email me a picture of the work that you have done and I will send it on to Lucy.

 

For today's maths work, there is a great lesson on converting improper fractions into mixed numbers. Can you remember when we did this in class? We start with a fraction in which the numerator is greater than the denominator and change it to a number that has an integer (whole number) and a fraction. There are two videos that remind you how to do it and then a worksheet to complete.

For our English work today, The Oak National Academy is going to talk you through the different features of a setting description. The lesson starts with a quick quiz, then there is an opportunity for you to look at an example of a setting description and discuss what has been written and why, then there are some spellings for you to have a go at.
Then there is a brilliant science lesson from BBC Bitesize that looks at the way that animals and plants adapt to where they live (their habitats). In this lesson, there is a video to explain what adaptation is, pictures of some animals and plants that have adapted, then a video that gives detailed information about specific adaptations made by animals. After you have looked at these, there is a quiz to answer and a worksheet to complete.

Tuesday 12th May 2020

Hello Class 5! It's a bit cold at the moment, isn't it?! We went out for a walk yesterday afternoon and I had to wear a woolly hat! I was wearing shorts at the end of last week, so I'm definitely not happy about the change - thankfully it looks like things are going to get warmer at the end of the week and into next week.

 

Have you been listening to the changes in the government guidelines? Some of them are a bit confusing frown. There's a link to yesterday's Newsround below, in case you're not sure!

Remember that the important thing is maintaining social distancing, regularly washing your hands and keeping yourselves safe!

 

Thank you for the amazing work that you've sent me already this week - the house token totals are already growing - you really are a brilliant bunch. There's been some more art from our optical illusions work and from the VE Day work from Abeer - thank you!

I have also received excellent work from Mariya, Raees, Arundhathi and De Fan - well done!

Keep sending me your work - I love it!!

 

My email address is Luke.Burton@Bentinck.Nottingham.sch.uk

 

For today's work, there is another lesson on equivalent fractions, this time from the BBC. There are two videos to talk you through how to work out the equivalents, followed by a worksheet. Send me your answers when you're finished and I will mark them for you.

For your English lesson, there is the second part of the Oak National Academy's setting description work. This time there are questions on Sky Song by Abi Elphinstone!

The BBC have a great geography lesson on plastic and sustainability. This is something that we have discussed quite a bit in class. There are videos, a quiz and a worksheet to see how much you have learned.

 

Don't forget to send me your work.

Monday 11th May 2020

Good morning Class 5 and welcome to another week of online learning!

 

What a mixed weekend – beautiful sunshine, lots of rain and a grey, miserable day. I definitely find lockdown easier when it is sunny. I hope that you had a lovely weekend with your families – what have you been up to?

 

Thank you to everyone who has sent me work over the weekend – you have been working really hard and earned lots of tokens for your houses – the totals for last week and the weekend are below. It really is close between Farah and Greta!!!

 

There has been some lovely artwork based on the optical illusions lesson from the Oak National Academy last week – really impressive work by Geo!! He also did some bunting for VE Day and made a Spitfire glider. Leighton sent me some lovely writing about VE Day – well done for doing research and practising your typing skills Leighton!

 

Did you take part in any VE Day celebrations? Or were there any parties taking place near you? Some took place near me, but it’s very important that we still follow the government’s advice and don’t stay 2 metres away from people in other houses. There were parties shown on the news that looked like people were getting much closer than that. Please make sure that you are keeping yourself and your families safe!

 

De Fan sent me some pictures of his first time making pancakes and they look delicious! Much better than I could make – I like mine with lemon and sugar, thank you De Fan!

 

Keep sending me your work, or other activities that you have been getting up to at home – I love hearing from you all and it really makes me smile.

Today I have some maths, English and history for you to complete!

 

The maths is based on the White Rose video below about equivalent fractions. We have done work on this in class already – some of you did really well, but some of us could do with a little more practise! Watch the video and then complete the worksheet that can be downloaded underneath it. Send me a picture of your work when you have finished and I can mark it for you. There are three different sheets, starting with the yellow (which is the easiest), going up to the purple (which is the hardest). Choose the one that suits you best, or have a go at all three!

There is a great English lesson based on setting descriptions on the Oak National Academy – this will help us to develop our skills for our Magical Quest! There is a quick quiz about the skills that we use during comprehension activities for you to complete. Think carefully about the way that we work in guided reading lessons – reading carefully and seeing what is around the words that we don’t understand to see if that can help. Once you have done the quiz you can submit your answers and then move on to the next activity. There is a section of writing from The Hobbit, followed by some questions about the way that the author – J.R.R Tolkien – uses vocabulary.

 

Follow the link to the activity – if you answer the questions on a sheet of paper then you can send them to me for marking.

Lastly, there is some history work for you. Can you remember when we were studying ancient Egypt and we looked at the tomb of Tutankhamun? It was the first tomb to be discovered untouched for over 3,000!! We wrote a diary entry about what it would have been like being one of the first people through the door and seeing all of those incredible artefacts from the Pharaoh’s life. There are two videos to watch that give you information about his life, followed by two activities. If you want to do any further research about Tutankhamun and email it to me, I would love to read it!!

Have a look at Miss Irwin's TT Rockstars update below - well done to everyone who has been working hard on their times tables, you can be very proud of yourself!

M I S S   I R W I N ‘ S    L o c k d o w n     c h a l l e n g e   

U P d A T E

  Hello Everyone!

 

I hope you and your family are all keeping safe and well.

 

A huge thank you to the children in KS2 who are trying their very best to help our school move up the leader board. Our average studio score is still 3.47 seconds per question and Sneinton St Stephen’s Primary School have now caught up. Although we are now listed as 5th on the leader board, both schools have the same score so we are really joint 4th. I think with lots of extra practise we can improve our studio speed and slowly progress further up the leader board. Take a look at the leader board at the end of this message.

 

Lots of children from Class 3, 4, 5 and 6 have completed the Rockslam Challenge I set and are setting challenges for their friends, which is great to see. Well done to Dawud and Muhammed in class 6 who both beat my Rockslam score of 62. Dawud scored 80 and Muhammed scored 95. Double house points each -AMAZING!

 

I am awarding house points to the following children who are using TT Rockstars, some of you have completed my Rockslam Challenge or played in the Soundcheck or other areas of TT Rockstars and I know that Class 5 have completed Mr Burton’s Rockslam Challenges too.

 

Class 3 are new to TT Rockstars and are doing an amazing job. The following children have been busy on TT Rockstars and will earn a house point: Shams, Mohamed, Maliha, Awais, Abdurraham, Momina, Nathan, Ocean, Adchayan and Eseoghene.

 

The following children in Class 4 will receive house points for taking part in the TT Rockstars Lockdown Challenge; Ewa, Ali, Shareen, Kacper, Aroosh, Komal, Zoya, Haseeb, Eiliyah and Horia. Well Done!!

 

Well done to the following children in Class 5 for playing on TT Rockstars; Alaa, Abeer, De Fan, Arundhathi, Anaya, Justine, Ithar, Mahira, Arooj, Raees, Geo, Ayokunle, Ethan, Mariya, Brayden and Abdullah. This week I am awarding you double house points each as Class 5 have 16 children using TT Rockstars. CONGRATULATIONS CLASS 5!!!

 

Class 6 have also been busy playing on TT Rockstars. House points for the following children; Shazaly, Owen, Jamar, Dawud, Rehan, Shayal, Lady and Muhammed. Well Done!!

 

I would love to see more children using TT Rockstars regularly and our school’s average studio speed improve. I have kept a log of stats for each class; your class average speed, how accurate your class is and the percentage of active users. Next week I will award double house points to the class who increase their class average speed the most.

 

Please try and go on TT Rockstars at least 2 or 3 times a week or even everyday if you can. This would increase your speed, your stats, your class stats and stats for the whole school. I will set everyone in KS2 a new Rockslam Challenge – if you beat my score you will also receive double house points.

 

Come on everyone, I know you can be super speedy at your times tables. The more you use TT Rockstars, the quicker you will get, your class speed will improve and our school speed. I will post an update on your class page next Thursday informing you of our school progress and stats and will look at setting another challenge too.

 

If you don’t have your TT Rockstar username or password or have forgotten it, you can email your class teacher or me at melissa.irwin@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

 

Keep smiling, keep learning your tables and be a ROCKSTAR!!

 

Miss Irwin smiley

 

One of the things that I am missing the most is sharing stories with you.

 

I am going to read through 'Everdark' by Abi Elphinstone, published by Simon and Schuster.

 

It is a nice short story, about the magical worlds - the Unmapped Kingdoms - that help our world - the Faraway - exist. Things go a little bit wrong and Smudge, a young girl, and her enchanted gift, a white-nosed monkey, have the job of rescuing everyone.

Everdark by Abi Elphinstone - Prologue

Thursday 7th May 2020

Good morning Class 5! It feels a bit chilly at the moment but today looks like it is going to be HOT! The sunshine always seems to make things seem a bit happier, I think. Remember that, if you are going outside for your daily exercise, you need to make sure that you are putting on plenty of suncream to protect yourself. I think some sunglasses will be needed too cool

 

Today is Mrs Fredericks' birthday - if you go to the Class 3 page, you'll be able to see some of the beautiful cards that they have made!

 

Thank you for all the work that you are sending in - there have been some great maths challenges that have been emailed to me, well done!! There's still chance to earn the bonus house tokens by being the first to complete them all correctly, so check the comments that I've sent back or have a go if you haven't sent me yours yet! I've also started to see some of your artwork from yesterday's lesson on optical illusions. Have a look at this colourful version from Raees! Thank you so much for sending it to me!

 

Tomorrow is a very special day - it is the 75th anniversary of VE day. The full name is Victory in Europe Day and it commemorates (that means celebrates and shows respect for) the Nazi's surrendering to bring about the end of World War II.

 

If it is the 75th anniversary, can you work out what year it happened?

 

The day was made a public holiday and lots of people celebrated by having street parties and parades - over a million people took part. For a lot of families, though, it was a sad time. Millions of people, not just soldiers, had lost their lives, leaving behind wives, children, brothers, sisters, parents and grandparents who would miss them a great deal.

 

Like Remembrance Day in November, tomorrow is a chance for us to remember and thank the people who lost their lives to protect us and our freedom. It is also an opportunity to celebrate that freedom.

 

Unfortunately, we can't have any street parties at the moment, but there are other ways to mark the day. There will be a two minute silence at 11am to remember and thank those who fought for our freedom.

 

In my house, we are going to make some bunting to decorate the front of our house so that anyone who is going past will be able to see and remember the sacrifices that were made. I have included a template for bunting, along with some other VE Day activities, below today's entry. There are also links to the Horrible Histories Winston Churchill special (Churchill was the British Prime Minister when the war ended) and to the 75th anniversary website, which has lots of information and activities that you can do.

Lucy has sent me a message to see how you are all getting on! We're both very sad that we can't do any Mini Police activities at the moment, but Lucy would still like you to do important Mini Police work.

 

Some of you have already emailed me your beautiful rainbows and thank you cards for the NHS and other key workers, thank you. I am going to pass these on to Lucy so that she can share them on the Police social media pages.

 

It would be brilliant if we could get even more on there, so if you have done a rainbow or a thank you card at home, don't forget to email it to me so that I can send it to Lucy.

Wednesday 6th May 2020

Good morning Class 5!

 

It was lovely to make some phone calls yesterday and find out about some of the things that you have been up to! I'm glad that you are all well and that you are all safe! Remember, if you need any help with school things you can email at Luke.Burton@Bentinck.Nottingham.sch.uk or you can call the school on 01159151567 - the school is open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings. If you are running out of paper, pens, pencils or you need something to read then you can come to school on those days to collect some stationery. There will also be some work-packs for those of you who are finding it difficult to see the files from the website or you can't print them off easily.

 

Thank you to everyone who is sending me pictures of your beautiful work!! It makes me so happy seeing what you have been up to - you are working SO HARD, thank you! It was really nice to receive work from Leighton yesterday. Thanks Leighton! It looks brilliant!

 

Today, I would like you to continue with your magical quest planning - keep working through your ideas about where your adventurer will be travelling and what they are going to see. There is also the Wednesday lesson on the White Rose maths work - complements to 1 - exploring different ways that we can make numbers with decimals up to 1.

 

I would also like you to do a piece of art work. Can you remember the tessellation work based on M.C. Escher, using the special spotted paper? There is a video here, that shows you ways to develop this type of artwork even further by creating optical illusions. There is a brilliant video that talks you through the process in a step-by-step way for you to create your own optical illusion.

 

Here is my effort before adding colour:

It's great fun to do and, although it's quite simple, you can get some excellent results. I'd love to see what you come up with! You can use any colour of pen or pencil to start it off, so don't worry if you haven't got a thick black pen at home.

 

When you've finished, don't forget to email me a picture of it - I can't wait to see them all!

Your Amazing Work!

Here are some examples of the amazing work that you have been sending me this week. It really is brilliant to see what you have been doing at home - I'm missing being in the classroom with you all and talking about everything that you have been doing at home!

 

Abeer has completed an incredible timeline of the space race - take a look at how big it is!!

 

Leighton has researched some really interesting facts about space and our planet - test yourself: did you know any of these already?

 

Mariya has certainly 'used the force' when completing our Star Wars Day spellings and handwriting!

 

Excellent work everyone!

Tuesday 5th May 2020

Good morning Jedi Masters and Sith Lords! I hope that you had an out-of-this-world Star Wars Day!

 

Thank you for the work that you have sent in already this week - Abeer, Raees, De Fan, you are all working so hard, thank you!! It still feels very strange that we are not all learning together in the classroom! Keep yourselves safe, keep working hard and enjoy spending a bit more time with your family than usual.

 

Today I have the second part of your magical quest. The work that I have received for part one has been great - you have some excellent characters with very important - and perhaps very dangerous - quests to go on. Now I need to know a little bit more about what is going to happen on their journey.

 

Don't forget, at the moment, we are just think about the planning. You don't need to be writing the full story yet.

Monday 4th May 2020

Hello Class 5. I hope that you have all had a nice weekend - it hasn't been particularly warm, but at least there has been some nice sunshine! Are you all following the government's instructions to keep us all safe? I know that it is difficult, but if you have been watching the news, you might have seen that things are starting to get better. Hopefully things will start to get a little more normal soon!

 

What have you been doing to keep yourselves happy and have some fun? We've been playing lots of games and doing roleplay with Rufus. There is one piece of very important advice that I need to give you - never let a four year old paint your face. It is not a good look...

Luckily it washed off pretty easily!

 

For our maths this week we are going to continue with our work on decimals from the White Rose page. The work that you have been sending me so far has been amazing and I love to see how hard you are working and how well you are learning at home, thank you. There is a document at the end of today's update that gives you some more details and some tips and reminders. There is also our new maths challenge - those of you who sent me your challenges last week did really well!

 

Thank you to everyone who has been doing Ms Irwin's TT Rockstars Lockdown Challenge and helping to get us closer to that third place spot (or maybe even higher!) - Alaa, Abeer, Kunle, De Fan, Abdullah, Arundhathi, Justine, Ithar, Anaya, Ethan and Mariya have all been working hard. I'd like to give a particularly big thank you to Arundhathi, Kunle, Justine, Ithar and Anaya who have done lots of practise on their times tables - well done!

 

We will continue working on our magical quest tomorrow - there have been some brilliant starts already - but today there are some great activities on the BBC Bitesize page about the context of your writing and how that can help to make it scarier! You could use the ideas from this to help make your magical quest more mystical and exciting!

 

On BBC Bitesize there is also another brilliant page about ancient Egypt for you to have a look at.

 

Check the links at the bottom of today's entry!

 

Do you remember that Friday was International Space Day? Abeer sent me some wonderful pictures of the brilliant space model that he made at home - thank you so much!

 

Do you know what today is?

 

Will you be doing anything to celebrate this important day?! I know that their are some very big fans in the class. Rufus is very excited to dress up as Yoda! There are some Star Wars spellings for you to have a go at - remember to use your neatest, joined-up writing!

 

I'd like to thank Meerab for sending me some of her work - thank you, it was lovely to hear from you!

 

Don't forget to keep sending me your work, or pictures of other things that you have been doing at home. It brings a smile to my face every time I receive something from you.

 

Keep yourselves safe and happy!

Have you seen Ms Irwin's TT Rockstars Lockdown Challenge?

 

You have done some brilliant work on your times tables, making us third on the leaderboard! But we've dropped down to fourth crying can you get us back to third, or even higher?!?

 

Scroll down the page to see the challenge in full if you haven't already read it.

WOW! What a week! Well done to Farah and Greta for earning a HUGE amount of house tokens. It was a brilliant week for King too. Malala, we need to start earning some more or we'll be left behind!

 

Keep sending me your work to earn some tokens for next week's total.

Friday 1st May 2020

Good morning Class 5 - we are now into May! It still feels very strange that we are not in school and I am missing you all lots. I will be going to school on Tuesday to make some more phone calls, then, some of the other teachers and I will be taking work packs round to people who need them. I can't wait to see some of you!!

 

Thank you to everyone who is sending me pictures of their work, and thank you to those of you who have got in touch with me or the school since we made phone calls earlier this week. If you have any questions or I can help you in any way, please send me an email - Luke.Burton@Bentinck.Nottingham.sch.uk

 

Today is International Space Day. It first took place in America in 1997 as a way to make people more interested in space and science. In 2001, it became International Space Day. It is celebrated on the first Friday in May each year.

 

Space or outer space is the vast empty area between the Earth's atmosphere and the planets and stars. People have been studying space for years, and it is believed that this field of science - Astronomy - is one of the oldest sciences. The field of Astronomy and the knowledge around it is expanding every single day.

 

There have been lots of trips to space, in 1969 the first people set foot on the moon, but there have also been animals sent into space and unmanned trips that have gone much further.

 

We will continue learning more about space, but today I would like you to have a look at the activities on the BBC Bitesize site. There are some great videos to help you learn some facts, then an activity about the planets, a quiz and a vocabulary sheet.

 

If you are feeling really clever, do you think that you could create a space exploration timeline? I'll give you a clue - on October 4th 1957, Russia sent the first satellite (called Sputnik 1) into space; on November 3rd, they sent Sputnik 2 into space. Sputnik 2 had a passenger - a dog called Laika!!

 

What other amazing things have happened in the Space Race that you could put on your timeline? Don't forget about Tim Peake, who went to the International Space Station in December 2015 (we did lots of work on that when you were in year 1!!).

 

There are some links below to help you.

Your Amazing Work

You have sent me loads of brilliant work this week, thank you SO much!

 

Raees has made a beautiful poster to say thank you to the NHS - I love all the colours - and a brilliant card for Colonel Tom Moore's birthday.

 

There have been some excellent attempts at the maths challenges - well done to everyone who tried. I couldn't select a winner from the first two completed, so Abeer and De Fan have both earned 5 extra house tokens!

Thursday 30th April 2020

Good morning Class 5!

 

Do you know who is in the picture above? It's somebody that we have been talking about a lot recently, on the news, on the school website, on social media.

 

It's Captain Tom Moore and today is his 100th birthday. That is a wonderful achievement in itself, but what he has done recently has been incredible!

 

Captain Tom Moore set himself the challenge to walk 100 laps of his garden - about 2,500 metres in total - by today, his 100th birthday. He hoped to raise £1,000 for the NHS staff who had helped him with cancer treatment and when he had a broken hip.

 

Today, the total is up to nearly £30,000,000 - thirty million pounds!!!!

 

It really is amazing what one person can achieve.

 

In these strange and difficult times we are lucky to have some amazing people who continue working hard to help us everyday, even though they might be putting themselves in a dangerous situation. Nurses and doctors are going to work, knowing that they could catch the virus, to help people who are sick and in need - not just those people who are struggling with COVID 19, but also people who are having accidents and are getting poorly with other illnesses. The police continue to work hard to keep everyone safe - parts of their jobs are very different at the moment as they are making sure that we are listening to government advice to stay at home. People who work in supermarkets and food shops are also putting themselves at risk to make sure that we can carry on buying food and all the things that we need at home. Delivery drivers are helping to give us food, clothes, packages and lots of other things that mean that we can work from home and keep ourselves happy and safe.

 

There are many others too.

 

Today, I would like you to do a piece of work to show how much we appreciate the amazing jobs that are being done during this time. It could be a letter that you write to someone, or a poster to put in your window to say thank you, or making a gift for someone that is helping you and your family. It might be that you have someone at home who is going out to work in one of those jobs - maybe you could make them a special breakfast, or a cup of tea, or a thank you card, to show how amazing they are.

 

I would love to see some pictures of the work that you have done.

 

Your Wonderful Work

Thank you to everyone that is continuing to send me your work.

 

De Fan, Abeer and Alaa have done brilliantly with this week's maths challenges - look out for the winner of the bonus house tokens tomorrow!

 

Raees has shared an excellent experiment that he has done at home. He was challenged to make planes out of three different materials and see which one flew the furthest. Have a look below at his designs and see if you can predict which one went the furthest (I made a prediction and got it wrong!). Then have a go at doing it yourself - I'm going to try it with Rufus at the weekend! Thanks Raees!

M I S S   I R W I N ‘ S    L o c k d o w n     c h a l l e n g e

 

Hello Everyone!

 

I hope you and your family are all keeping safe and well.

 

You know how much I love maths and how I always go on about learning and practising your times tables, so during Lockdown I am setting all the children in KS2 who have access to TT Rockstars, a LOCKDOWN CHALLENGE!!

 

I know lots of you are using TT Rockstars and are amazingly fast. Some children are practising every day, some once a week but there are some children who have not been on TT Rockstars for quite a while. Yes, I can see when you have accessed TT Rockstars, your scores, speed and stats!

 

As well as seeing your individual stats, I can also see your class stats and our whole school stats. Last week our school was 3rd on the TT Rockstars leader board for schools in our area – AMAZING! However, over the weeks during Lockdown other schools have been catching up and we are now 4th – OH NO!!

 

 

 

I would love to see our school move back in to 3rd place or even further up the TT Rockstars leader board. Please try and go on TT Rockstars at least 2 or 3 times a week or even everyday if you can. This would increase your speed, your stats, your class stats and stats for the whole school. I will set everyone in KS2 a weekly Rockslam Challenge – see if you can beat my score or your teacher’s score. I know some of you from Class 4, 5 and 6 have already completed my Rockslam Challenges and children in Class 5 are completing Mr Burton’s Rockslam Challenges. I will award house points for children who complete Rockslam Challenges I set and I will also award house points to children who are regularly using TT Rockstars.

 

Come on everyone, I know you can be super speedy at your times tables. The more you use TT Rockstars, the quicker you will get and our school speed will improve. I will post a weekly message on your class page informing you of our school progress and stats and will look at setting another challenge too.

 

If you don’t have your TT Rockstar username or password or have forgotten it, you can email your class teacher or me at melissa.irwin@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

 

Keep smiling, keep learning your tables and be a ROCKSTAR!!

 

Miss Irwin smiley

 

Midweek House Token Update!

It's really close between three house so far this week - well done King, Greta and Farah. Malala seem to be lagging behind though! Come on fellow Malala people!!! Don't forget to send me your work to earn a house token.

Wednesday 29th April 2020

Yesterday I was able to give some of you a call and it was lovely to hear your voices and know some of the things that you have been doing at home during the past few weeks.

 

Remember that you must listen to the government and keep yourself and your family safe and well. Don't forget to make sure that you are happy too!

 

Thank you to everyone who is sending me their work, please keep sending me things, I love being able to see how hard you are working. I have had some brilliant pieces from Raees and Alaa, as well as more work from Abeer and De Fan.

 

Check back later as there will be more news on this week's maths challenges!

 

Take care.

Don't forget that if you need any more pens, pencils or paper, you can collect packs from school on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday morning between 9am and 11am.

Tuesday 28th April 2020

Wow! The work that you have already been sending me this week has been amazing! Thank you to Abdullah, Abeer, De Fan and Mariya - you must have worked until your hands work aching!

 

You have all earned tokens for your houses - well done.

 

Have a look at their wonderful work below.

Abeer also found time to create this amazing model of Bentinck with his brother! I love the trees - I think we need to ask if we can plant some palm trees when we're all back at school!

I thought that I'd share some of the things that I've been doing at home.

 

Although we're not allowed to go to anyone's house at the moment, to make sure that we're all safe, we did have a visitor at our home yesterday. There was a poorly bird on our street! Luckily my wife is a vet nurse, she has been looking after it to make sure that it gets fit and strong. It is a racing pigeon, so it's nice and clean and it just needs some care and rest before it flies home.

Can you remember that I set you some recycling or upcycling challenges for Earth Day last week?

 

Rufus and I made a football game using some empty cartons and cereal boxes. What do you think? It was quick and easy to do, but we've enjoyed taking flick-shots at each other and trying to score goals!

I'm also working hard trying to turn these bits of old cricket bat into things that we can use in the kitchen!

For today's work, I've given you the next, and last, chapter of The Firework Maker's Daughter.

 

Can you remember what we said about some of the character names in Count Karlstein? Philip Pullman likes to give hints about what the characters are like, or what they do, by giving them strange sounding names. Look at for the names of some of the people taking part in the firework competition!

 

I would like you to read the final chapter and then write a review of the book. What happened in the story? What did you like about it? What didn't you like about it? Do you think that it could have been a longer story? Or did it go on too much?! What genre of story is it? What themes were explored in the book?

 

I have also put a copy of our 'Amazon' review sheet - you can print it off and use it if you like, but you don't need to!

 

Take care and stay safe Class 5!

Monday 27th April 2020

Good morning Class 5 and welcome to week two of the summer term!

 

I hope that you all had a nice weekend and that you were able to enjoy the sunshine. Dottie is learning to walk so I spent a lot of time making sure that she couldn't grab hold of anything dangerous (her favourite thing is trying to open drawers). If you've got younger brothers or sisters I'm sure that you can remember what that was like.

 

Thank you to everyone that sent me work over the weekend. It is brilliant to see what you have been doing. I've put some pictures of your work below - take a look at how neat De Fan's maths work is, thank you De Fan! I'm also really impressed with how hard Geo and Arundhathi have been working on their handwriting - well done! There's also some more of the excellent work that Abeer has been doing - he seems to be working non-stop at the moment! You've all earned tokens for your houses.

 

Keep sending me your brilliant work from home and earn yourself and your houses lots of tokens. It's really lovely to get messages from you - I'm missing you all lots - seeing Abeer's video last week made me very happy!

 

Remember that it is important to keep yourselves safe and to keep yourselves happy! I've been doing lots of reading (I've got some good books that I will start sharing with you very soon - keep a look-out for some videos!), lots of walking and I have two new cricket bats to work on! I also need to make sure that I finish my Mrs Deegan inspired upcycling - turning bits of cricket bats into a butter knife! Did you see that Ms Ganderson has been doing some gardening? What activities have you been doing at home to keep yourselves happy?

Here is today's work. You can download the details for the maths work below, including a challenge to see if you can do 8 maths-based tasks around your home! Please send me any photos of the work that you are doing, and there will be bonus house tokens for the person who manages to complete the challenges first! Good luck!

 

The challenges involve a TT Rockstars rock slam - don't forget to keep practising your times tables at home. I can see that some of you are still working really hard on them. Can you beat the rock slam that I've sent you?!

 

I'd also like you to take a look at some of the BBC Bitesize work on history. The focus is on ancient Egypt - it's a good chance to remember some of the things that we have done in class and add a little bit more learning. There are some videos to help you and some activities to have a go at, you can find them here. It talks about the houses that they lived in and the different types of food that they ate - can you remember the cooking activity that we did? I've also included the recipe for that if you have the ingredients at home and would like to give it a try.

 

Good luck with your work, don't forget that you can email me if you have any questions and I look forward to seeing your brilliant work!

 

Mr Burton

Stationery Supplies

If you are running out of paper, pencils and pencil crayons to complete your work at home, you can collect a pack of stationery from school. We are open on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday morning between 9am and 11am.

While we're apart

A film of messages from the staff at our school to the children.

Well done Farah and Greta houses - you've earned yourselves lots of tokens this week. Malala and King - try your best over the weekend and send me some of your lovely work and pictures of things that you have being doing at home. I can't wait to see them!

Friday 24th April 2020

Hello Class 5. I hope that you're enjoying the beautiful sunshine that we're having at the moment, it certainly makes everything easier to deal with.

 

Thank you to Abeer, De Fan, Arundhathi and Mariya for sending me examples of your beautiful work - it's amazing to see how you're learning at home.

 

Last night was very busy! There was the applause for key workers at 8pm - did you join in? There was lots of clapping and banging of saucepans on my street. It's so important to show people how much we appreciate what they are doing to keep us safe. There was also The Big Night In on BBC One, with lots of funny sketches. It's amazing that, even though we have to stay at home, so many people have found ways of working together using the internet. Bentinck had a go at doing it too! I really hope that you enjoy the video of the staff that Ms Chambers put together for you. We are all missing you so much, and we're missing each other too. I have loved watching everyone sending happy messages and seeing the lovely rainbows! What do you think of Mrs Loft's new hair? smiley

 

As part of The Big Night In, lots of singers and bands have performed a new version of Times Like These by the Foo Fighters. If you didn't see it, you can watch it here. We really enjoyed watching it, because the Foo Fighters are one of my wife's (yes, another Mrs Burton!) favourite bands but I need your help... I don't recognise lots of the singers!! I know Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins from the Foo Fighters, Biffy Clyro, Ellie Goulding, Dua Lipa and the singer from Bastille, but that's it!! Can you email me to tell me who else is singing so that I don't feel old and uncool?! There's a house token for each singer you can recognise!!

 

At the end of today, I'll put up the house token tracker so that we can see what you earned this week!

Abeer's Challenge Video

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Abeer must have known that it should have been the start of my cricket season tomorrow, because he sent me this video of him bouncing a ball on his cricket bat! Thank you Abeer - I think you did more than you counted though - I counted 46!

Can anyone beat that?!

Your Amazing Work

I love the work that you have sent me this week, including an amazing birthday card for Captain Tom Moore by Abeer.

 

If anyone else would like to send a card to Captain Tom Moore to help him celebrate his 100th birthday next week and congratulate him for raising over £28 million for the NHS then I would love to see it!

Thursday 23rd April 2020

Thank you to everyone who has carried on sending me work after the Easter break - there is some brilliant work being done and I really appreciate everything that you and your family are doing!

 

Mariya has sent me some lovely work for Earth Day, answering questions about Jamie Garcia; De Fan has been working really hard on his maths, English and spelling; Abeer is earning a huge amount of house tokens for Farah (come on Malala) and has told me that he is working on a birthday card for Captain Tom Moore - have a look at his amazing story here (he has raised over £28 million for the NHS!!!) - for his 100th birthday next week and he's doing some Mrs Deegan style upcycling! Brilliant!

 

If you would like to make a birthday card for Captain Tom Moore, then you can drop it in to school - you can also collect some pens, pencils, paper if you need them - and I will post them to him.

 

Keep yourselves safe Class 5 - miss you all!

 

Mr Burton

It would be really lovely if we could all get together and put on our super uniforms, but we must support the grown-up police by staying at home!

 

BUT we can enjoy some mini-police activities from the comfort of our own homes! Below is a virtual tour of Edwinstowe fire station. Jo, one of the brilliant firefighters who works there, shows us all around the station, talking through what they do when they are on shift and some important things that you can do at home.

 

Below the video I have put some questions about the information that Jo has given us. Do you think that you could answer them and email me the answers?!

 

Luke.Burton@Bentinck.Nottingham.sch.uk

Tour of Edwinstowe Fire Station

Currently unable to go out and do the school visits that we love to do, firefighter Jo Dawson from Edwinstowe Fire Station has filmed a tour of the station.

Firefighter Facts!

Can you answer these questions about the fire station tour?

 

  1. How many people sit in the back of the fire engine?
  2. What is an RTC?
  3. When they get to a fire, what does the driver do?
  4. How many hoses did you count on the fire engine?
  5. What is a branch?
  6. What colours are used for the different shifts?

 

Good luck!

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Morning! I hope that you're all doing well - I'm enjoying the sunshine that we're having at the moment (although the wind does make it a bit cold!).

 

How's everyone's hair looking at the moment?! I'm glad that I have a very simple style that I can do at home - feel free to share your home haircuts!

 

Today is Earth Day!

It is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day - a day for us to celebrate how amazing our world is! Earth Day was started as way to encourage people to look after our environment and the planet. Although we are currently in 'lockdown', there are still ways that we can enjoy our fantastic planet and help it to continue being brilliant. Have you read about the improvement in air quality because people aren't driving as much?

 

One of the biggest things affecting our planet at the moment is plastic pollution - we have spoken about this in school. Plastic doesn't break down and stays in the environment for millions of years. On way that we can help is by reusing or recycling plastic so that it isn't thrown away, when it can end up in the ocean.

 

Below is some information about an incredible scientist called Jamie Garcia. Jamie works with chemicals to try and find an alternative to plastic which can be fully recycled.

 

In the meantime, we can use the plastic that we have at home to make new things.

 

Mrs Deegan makes beautiful work by 'upcycling'  items that might be thrown away. You can see examples of her work here, along with videos that explain how to do some of the techniques.

 

Your challenge is to create something new from things that you have at home (make sure that you ask an adult if you are allowed to use things). You could make a pencil pot out a drinks carton; make a game out of plastic tubs and lids; create a plant pot or vase out of bottle or drink container.

 

I'm planning on using some broken bits of cricket bats to make some spoons and knives and make a new game with Rufus using some of the plastic that we have at home - look out for pictures.

 

Please share some of your creations - remember that their are house tokens for people who share work with me, and we will do a prize for the best creation.

 

Luke.Burton@Bentinck.Nottingham.sch.uk

Wonderful Work!

Thank you Abeer for sharing this brilliant poster about the Jane Goodall Institute!

Monday 20th April 2020 - Summer Term Week One

Welcome back Class 5!

 

I hope that you have had an enjoyable Easter 'holiday' - it all feels very strange at the moment! Thankfully the weather has been good, so there has been some chance for us to play outside, if you have a garden. It was Dottie's first birthday last week and it was odd not being able to have a bit of a party for her: I think that we'll have to arrange a special party when things are back to normal. Is there anything in particular that you are looking forward to doing when the lockdown is over?

 

Today is the first day of the summer term, although I'm not sure that it really feels like it! Did you all see Mrs Holt's post about the winning house for the spring term? Congratulations to Greta House - lots of people earned house tokens from home and that helped you win. You should be feeling very proud of your hard work. I've been keeping track of house tokens over the holiday and we will continue to give them out for people who are sharing work - on Friday I'll put our class totals for the week on here.

 

I'm not going to be putting work on the page every day now. Below is the maths and English work for this week and some spelling work. On Wednesday, I'll put our topic work for the week. Keep checking back every day though as I will be adding other bits and examples of work that has been completed!

 

Look after yourselves and stay safe. If you have any questions, please let me know - Luke.Burton@Bentinck.Nottingham.sch.uk

 

Mr Burton

Easter Holidays

I won't be setting any work over the Easter holiday, but you many want some activities to keep yourselves entertained over the break. Here are some activities that you can do during that time:

  • Read as much as you can. It doesn't matter what you choose to read, as long as it is something appropriate that you enjoy!
  • Can you write or film a review of a great book that you have read recently?
  • Keep practising your times tables on TT Rockstars - have you responded to the Rock Slam that I sent you yet? Ms Irwin also sent out lots of Rock Slams.
  • Art - David Hockney recently shared some of the art that he has being doing with the BBC. He has been using an iPad to do some of his - can you draw some of the things that you see at home? Your family? Your pet? Plants that you can see?
  • As it's Easter, can you make an Easter bonnet?! Or make a nest for your eggs using cereal and chocolate? Or do some baking? (I've been eating a few too many hot cross buns recently).
  • Have a go at the Physical Activity Bingo challenges below:

Have a great break. I'll continue to check my emails, so you can send me any more work that you have done or any photos/videos of things that make you proud, or if you have any questions.

 

Keep yourselves safe.

Friday 3rd April 2020

Good morning Class 5! Today is actually the last day of term - it feels very different to a regular last day. Later on today, I'll be putting some things on this page to keep you busy over the Easter break - nothing too difficult, because it's important that we all have a bit of a rest. Check back and have a look at the suggestions.

 

Thank you to everyone that has been doing the work and emailing it to me - it's great to see that you have been working hard at home. Make sure that you say thank you to your parents and carers for helping you with it - this is hard for them too, as I'm sure that they have lots of things that they need to be doing too.

 

Did you join in with the clap for the NHS last night? On my street we had people playing instruments and setting off fireworks too. It was very special.

 

Below is today's English work - some more comprehension questions, this time based on chapter three. For maths, I'd like you to sign up to the Prodigy Maths game - it's a nice little adventure game that asks you some questions so that you can earn points and magic. Make sure that you choose the correct level so that you are doing the right sort of questions.

 

Underneath the English work is our house token totals for this week - I have given out lots of virtual tokens, well done. Farah have been amazing! Malala and King need to get a bit more emailed to me.

 

Check the website later for an update, but, for now, have a great Easter break.

Thursday 2nd April 2020

Good morning Class 5.

 

I hope that you're all keeping well and managing to keep yourselves amused at home - I'm beginning to find it a little bit difficult to find fun things to do! Last night I made a cricket game that I can play on the computer. Later on I think I might try to do some drawing.

 

Have you seen lots of rainbows in the windows near your home? We've put some in our windows and on our driveway to brighten up the street a little bit. I've put pictures of them below - perhaps you could send me examples of rainbows that you've made at home.

 

Don't forget to have a go at today's work and keep sending it in!

Your Work!

It has been amazing to see the work that you have been completing at home - thank you so much for sending it in!

 

Remember that sending in your work earns you a house token - I'm keeping a list and some people are earning LOTS! Well done!

 

Below are examples of the amazing work that Alaa, Arundhathi, Mahira, Abeer, Raees and De Fan have been doing at home.

Whole School Singing Challenge!

Hello everyone. Lots of people are using music to help them get through the difficult situation that we are all in at the moment. Have you seen the people in Italy singing to each other from their balconies? Or heard some of the funny rewrites of songs that are being shared on social media? My favourite is a clip of my GP singing ‘Stay at Home’ to the tune of ‘Let it Go’ from Frozen!

We thought it would be lovely if we could all learn a song together, and the song we have chosen is There’s a Power in the Music, which is the special Sing Up Day song for this year. You can sing along with the lyrics video on YouTube by clicking on the link below, and if you’d like your own set of lyrics you can find them below too.

When you’ve learnt the song, if you’re feeling brave (and I know a lot of you are VERY brave when it comes to performing), you could send a video of you singing along with a part or all of the song to your class teacher. This would be a great way to earn some house points for your house! We could then put some of the clips together to make our very own Bentinck music video. So come on Bentinck students, get singing and see if you can spread some smiles!

Mrs Burton and Mrs Tibbitts 😊

Here's a link to the song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohN28IOozMI

Wednesday 1st April 2020

Hello again Class 5! It's April Fool's Day!

 

I spent a long time trying to think of a prank that I could play on you, but I couldn't come up with anything! Maybe you could share some of your pranks though - either ones that you have done to your family, or ones that they have done to you. I could do with a good laugh!

 

Here is today's work. I'm going to add some other bits during the day - some work that people have sent me and I challenge that I will be setting you. Until then, work hard but make sure that you are looking after yourself too!

Tuesday 31st March 2020 - UPDATED!

 

I've now added the English work for The Firework Maker's Daughter (sorry about the quality, I'll improve it for tomorrow!) and some brilliant work for Miss Hodgson's group.

 

Good morning Class 5.

 

Today, I will finally be going into school to collect some of the things that I need to do work at home - it will be nice to be back there after being stuck inside for two weeks!

 

I'll post some work for The Firework Maker's Daughter later, once I've been able to get the book! For now, here is some maths work and some science.

 

Don't forget your TT Rockstars fixture and to send me any pictures of the work that I have set you on our class page.

Some of the amazing work that has been sent to me over the weekend. Thank you Alaa and Arundhathi, you've been working really hard and have earned tokens for your houses. Don't forget that you can send me pictures of work that you have been doing by email - Luke.Burton@Bentinck.Nottingham.sch.uk - or on Seesaw.

Monday 30th March 2020

Hello Class 5 and welcome to week 2 of our home schooling adventure!

 

Thank you to everyone that sent me pictures of their work over the weekend - it was great so see. I'll make sure that I check all of it and do my best to mark it and send it back to you! I'll also put some pictures on the website and update the house token amounts!

 

Today we have some maths, English and spellings to have a look at below, there's also the next two rounds of the TT Rockstars Premier League (we'll need to go quick if we're going to finish the season).

 

If you want to email me anything, you can do so at Luke.Burton@Bentinck.Nottingham.sch.uk or you can upload things to Seesaw.

Friday 27th March 2020

Hello Class 5!

 

We're at the end of our first week of home schooling - it's been very strange! I've not set any new work today, because there is quite a lot of stuff that I'd still like to see from you (email the work that you've finished for a house token!), plus pictures or videos of any exciting things that you've been doing at home!

 

Below are some examples of work that Geo has been doing at home over the past few days - thank you for sending it to me Geo, well done! Below that is our house token totals for this week - let's see if we can get even more next week!

 

Enjoy your weekend and keep yourselves safe!

Thursday 26th March 2020

Hello Class 5.

Thanks to those of you that have been checking the website and having a go at the work - I've already given some virtual house tokens to people that have completed some of it and emailed me. In order to get a house token whilst we are off, all you need to do is put your work on Seesaw or email it to me! At the weekend, I'll put a table on our class page to show how many tokens each house has earned!

 

Below, you'll find today's work. Remember that if you have any questions, if you are finding the work difficult, or if you need anything else, please feel free to message me through Seesaw or using my email - Luke.Burton@Bentinck.Nottingham.sch.uk

 

I'd also like to see some of the amazing challenges that you have set yourself whilst you are at home - has anyone managed to do kick-ups with a toilet roll? Or have you done a painting which you are proud of?

 

Look after yourselves!

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Morning Class 5.

 

It's a simple one today! Don't forget to keep going with the work packs that you were given last week and do plenty of reading too.

 

The sheet is below for you to have a look at.

Tuesday 24th March 2020

Good morning Class 5. It is important that we keep ourselves active, even though we must stay at home.

 

Did you try the Joe Wicks PE lesson yesterday morning? Try it today. It begins at 9am and lasts for 30 minutes. You can find it here. You can follow live (and even get Joe to give you a shout out) or you can access the video later if you would prefer.

 

Below are the links for today's work - if there are any problems, please feel free to contact me. You can use Seesaw to share examples of work and comments with each other. If you haven't got the login, I will send one to you when I'm back in school, or you can email me.

 

Thanks, and keep yourself safe.

Mr Burton

Monday 23rd March 2020

Good morning Class 5! I hope that you are all doing well and thank you for checking the website. Sorry that I wasn't around for the last couple of days at school before the closure - I'm currently still stuck at home! As soon as I can get back to school, I will do my best to send you out the Seesaw login images so that we can use that for sharing work (and hopefully relieve some of the pressure on the school website!)

 

The PDFs below will give you details about what I would like you to do today - based on the work that we started last week.

 

Take care of each other, and if you have any problems with the work feel free to send me an email at Luke.Burton@Bentinck.Nottingham.sch.uk

Christmas Jumper Day

Christmas Dinner

Black History Art

First maths lesson of the year exploring numbers.

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