We are so delighted to be receiving work sent in from the children. You cannot believe how happy this makes us. With their permission we are going to start sharing it on this page.
22nd May 2020.
I have some more work from Alfie, to share with you. He is really putting the effort into his home-learning in the same way as he does in class. Well done Alfie, I am very proud of you. Your letter to Walkers is very good; I really hope you actually send it to them
Alfie has today been working out the step challenge, which is today's maths challenge.
How Many Steps?
It took me 112 steps to go around my house and garden. So how many laps do I have to do to reach 10,000 steps?
I would have to do 90 laps to go 10,080 steps.
22nd May 2020
Today, a very early start with our Rang-Tan stories. This entry comes from the loves Calvin. He forgot his paragraphs but hopefully he will remember next time. He has however, drawn a fabulous little orangutan, swing from the light fitting. Well done Calvin and thank you for sharing.
21st May 2020.
Today I have another in the Rang-Tan series of stories. Today's entry is from Ollie. Well done young man on keeping going with your learning and sharing it with me.
It was a hot and humid day in the rainforest lots of animals roaming around on the different layers
But as it was peaceful and quiet. people got into there machines and started to chop down trees
monkeys and birds falling out the trees and Jaguars and tigers becoming more endangered as there homes were being destroyed.
Their family’s were losing each other especially a little rang tan he lost his mother his only family member. The little rang tan started to cry so he ran away to find somewhere to hide. Just then a little girl found him, she cradled him in her arms and took him home.
Several days went past and the little rang tan was still sad. The little girl looked at him feeling bad so she made loads of posters to go around the whole town. Some of the posters said to save our rainforest.
The little girl wanted to stop the cutting down of trees and destroying wildlife and make the rainforest a better place to explore.
21 May 2020
Apparently, yesterday was World Bee Day. This information inspired Eloise to create an information poster about the importance of these yellow and black insects to our planet. Wonderful work, as always, well done Eloise! My question is: if yesterday was World Bee Day, is today World Cee Day? A great joke for you all!
I promised you Bella's Rang-Tan story, once some improvements had been made, and here it is-enjoy. Well done Bella
Rang-Tan’s Tale – Bella 5CG
Rang-Tan was feeling scared and lost; she was many, many miles away from home. Feeling terribly frightened, poor Rang-Tan started to swing and jump off the plants and curtains. She was wrecking the room, growling at chocolate bars, and whinging and screeching at shampoo bottles.
“Why does there have to be so much palm oil in everything?” she thought angrily.
Suddenly, a little girl appeared running in from the dark hallway to her bedroom.
“Oh gosh! What on earth are you doing?!” Emma screamed. Rang-Tan froze in fear.
“How dare you wreck my room. You need to leave right this second!” the little girl ordered while pointing at the door. Without taking her eyes off the angry little girl, who was cross armed and glowering at her, Rang-Tan cautiously crept over to the door.
“Just before you go, why were you in my room?” Emma asked curiously.
Rang-Tan stopped still, sighed solemnly and said
“There is a human in my forest, and I don’t know what to do! They wrecked my home, cutting down my luscious forest, burning it to ash. All for palm oil! They also took my mother and siblings; I will never see them again…” Rang-Tan began to sob. “Every day my spacious forest is shrinking and getting smaller, I am losing friends and family, it’s not just orangutans suffering, so many other animals and plants have been lost too. Big, loud machines invading, people shouting and running about. It is terrifying, like something out of a horror scene! I got so scared and lonely I thought I would stay with you.” Explained Rang-Tan with tears rolling down her little cheeks.
The little girl looked at Rang-Tan with horror in her eyes.
“I can’t believe how much you have suffered, and I feel so sorry for you!” whispered the little girl in disbelief. “I’ll help you.” she said. With her notepad and pen she doodled a poster, to help raise awareness of deforestation.
“I’ll fight to save you and your home. I’ll share your story and get people to help too!” She promised.
“The future is not yet written but I will make it ours! I’ll tell my teacher, friends and family to help and they will tell there family to ; the whole world will be talking about this and we will save you and your friends too.”
Full of hope Rang-Tan finally found safety in the little girl’s arms.
Oh Bella, I particularly love the emotive language weaved into your story, and great use of verbs too. I really enjoyed reading it! Thanks for sharing-Mr Fletcher
I have some more great pictures from Dylan, 20th May, to share with you today. He is currently typing up his Rang-Tan story to share, which I'm really looking forward to.
In these pictures, I'm so impressed by the family team work!
20 May 2020
Secret Agents, the Battens-007.5-who work from Bletchley Park, have just sent in clandestine official state papers, that show they have successfully cracked the Operation Pigpen Cipher code. Good work, chaps!
I love this well done team from Mrs Garland
Yesterday, 18th May, Alfie emailed through the beginnings of his Rang-Tan story and asked for some feedback.
Today, 19th May, he has obviously done a lot more work on his story and this is it. I hope you enjoy.
Rang-Tan is an Orangutan who was born & grew up in a lovely, peaceful Rainforest with her marvellous mother. Her mother taught Rang-Tan about Rainforest life and respecting the animals on different layers.
One sunny day, something started to change.
Rang-Tan noticed some differences; funny noises, a bit of smoke, a weird smell & trees falling down in the distance. Her mother explained that people are chopping down trees so humans can get palm oil out of them.
As the diggers were getting closer, trees were crashing down & her mother said they had to escape. Somehow they got separated. Rang-Tan ran until she was sure she had found a safe place to stay. It turned out to be a little girl’s room & she was quite surprised. Rang-Tan found the worst things ever, palm oil products; chocolate & shampoo. The girl had no idea why Rang-Tan hated these products so much. Rang-Tan explains why:
“There are humans in my forest & I don’t know what to do, they’re destroying all our trees for your food and your shampoo. There are humans in my forest & I don’t know what to do, it took away my mother & I’m scared he’ll take me too. There are humans in my forest & I don’t know what to do, they’re burning it for palm oil so I thought I’d stay with you”
The girl was sad because of the story & happy because she found a way to help and she said
“Oh Rang-Tan in my bedroom, I do know what to do"
The kind girl drew a lovely poster to save the harmless Rang-Tan & her home.
19 May 202O
Very delighted and proud teacher typing! Today I have received a lovely email from Eloise and her mum, which included some photographs and details of Eloise's work. She has been extremely busy! Reading for pleasure, writing, drawing-heavily influenced by Anime, whoever she is! Moreover, she has written her own recipe book- complete with imperative verbs (easy for Eloise, she can be assertive and have you experienced one of her death stares?). Wish I could sample, one of her pancakes, they look delish!!! Enjoy watching the slide show!
18th May 2020
I've again heard from the lovely Bella, who has been working really hard on the first draft of Rang-Tan's story. She is happy for me to share this with you and then to share her edited and improved version, when it is complete. I can't wait!
Rang-Tan’s Tale – Bella 5CG
Rang-Tan was feeling scared and lost, she was many, many miles away from home. Frightened, poor Rang-Tan started to swing off the plants and curtains. She was wrecking the room, growling at chocolate bars and whinging and screeching at shampoo bottles. “Why does there have to be so much palm oil in everything?” she cried angrily.
All of a sudden, a little girl appeared in the doorway. “Oh my GOD! What on earth are you doing?!” she screamed. Rang-Tan froze in fright. “How dare you wreck my room. You need to leave right now!” the little girl ordered. Without taking her eyes off the angry little girl, Rang-Tan cautiously crept over to the door. “Just before you go, why were you in my room?” the little girl asked curiously. Rang-Tan stopped still, sighed solemnly and said “There is a human in my forest and I don’t know what to do! They wrecked my home, cutting down my luscious forest, burning it to ash. All for palm oil! They also took my mother and I will never see her again…” Rang-Tan began to sob. “Every day my spacious forest is getting smaller and I am losing friends and family. It’s not just orangutans suffering, so many other animals and plants have been lost too. Big, loud machines invading, people shouting and running about. It is terrifying, like something out of a horror scene. I got so scared and lonely I thought I would stay with you.” Explained Rang-Tan with tears rolling down her little cheeks.
The little girl looked at Rang-Tan with horror in her eyes. “I can’t believe how much you have suffered and I feel so sorry for you!” whispered the little girl in disbelief. “I’ll help you.” she said. With her notepad and pen she doodled a poster, to help raise awareness of deforestation. “I’ll fight to save you and your home. I’ll share your story and get people to help too!” She promised. “The future is not yet written but I will make it ours!” Full of hope Rang-Tan finally found safety in the little girl’s arms.
18 May 2020
After a Zoom chat today, Jade has sent in some pictures of her hard work, and out and about in our local area. The jelly fish look interesting, careful they might sting, like Mrs Smith Love the photograph of the aircraft carrier, moored in the Solent. Anyone know which one it is?
18 May 2020
Yet more work submitted by Charleigh. A world map, with rainforests added and some research, regarding the species that live in the different layers of a rainforest. Have a look! Fabulous work again, Charleigh!
16 May 2020
Here is some more work sent in by Charleigh. Brilliant bar graphs and remarkable research about marvellous monkeys! Want to see your work on our year group web page? of course you do! Well, send it in and we'll share it.
15th May 2020
Some more work from Bella. She has been finding out about zoos and has used her research to write her report about them. Do you agree with her?
15 May 2020
Kurtis has sent me a happy video, complete with a jolly tune.
Looks like, he is having an enjoyable time. Thanks for sending me your video
15th May 2020
Bella has been finding out all about the rainforests and where they are located around the World. Can you see a pettern to their location. She has also created a lovely rainforest scene. Well done Bella keep up the good work.
14 May 2020
Breaking news! Joshua has been busy working with his dad creating bar charts on Excel. See his work below.
Furthermore, Josh has been keeping fit and tomorrow is wearing his school uniform and do a full day's Home Schooling! Pictures please!!
Following a great Zoom chat with some lovely members of 5CG, I have some more work to share with you.
Caitlyn has enjoyed a lovely trip to the beach and has sent some very artistic pictures for you to enjoy
Alfie has been creating his online graph work as well as making his very own ice-cream. I have it on good authority (mum) that he wasn't very keen on the flavour, when it was finished. Well done on developing a new skill, Alfie and perhaps batch 2 will be more to your liking.
Wow these on-line bar chart creations have proved very popular. Ollie has been producing some to share with you too.
13th May 2020
Alfie is continuing to work hard at home and has sent more learning for me to see. I am so impressed with Alfie giving the art activities a go as art is not his favourite subject. He has obviously taken a lot of care in drawing his bar graph - well done Alfie keep the working coming in.
13 May 2020
Well, the work is coming in thick and fast! We, the teachers, are delighted to see your work,
photos and to read your experiences- thank you for keeping in touch. However, I must say that my class, 5GF, seem to be dominating the scene! So, come on 5DT and 5GG let's see what you have been up to!
Holly has been very industrious and even at this moment I type, she is reciting Macbeth! Here is some of her work. I am particularly pleased that she is practising and improving her ability to answer all of the multiplication tables-Brilliant!
12 May 2020
Raven has been busy creating an Art Gallery, on the back of her kitchen door! Fabulous!
12 May 2020
How lovely, more pictures of our lovely year 5 pupils busy during lockdown.
Here Katherine has shared with us some snaps of her being very industrious.
Please save some sizzling sausages for your teacher
12th May 2020
Bella has enjoyed learning a bit more about VE Day.
She interviewed Nanny about her father, Captain Strugnell and Bella and Oscar collaborated on a little piece about him.
I have received a fabulous newspaper report from Bella, with the headline Tom Moore's Millions-can you guess what it is about?
Read on to see if you are right
I was delighted to receive a lovely email from Dylan and his family, telling me some of the things they have been doing during lockdown. Dylan has been carrying on with his learning as well as doing lots of things with his family including working out with Joe Wicks, clapping for carers on Thursdays, getting out and about for some exercise. I've uploaded some his his wonderful pictures for your to share, a little what he has been doing
Oh my goodness, work is now starting to come in much more regularly and we are delighted. Alfie has taken the time to share more of his learning with us. You will notice he particularly likes the maths activities. Well done Alfie keep up the good work
Take a look at this father/son running duo-Joshua B and his dad.
Keeping trim, healthy and spending time outside in the spring weather, fabulous.
Our running stars were inspired to run, to support a family member, who is a key worker.
Dr Batten and Josh used this web site to help them: (https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/couch-to-5k-week-by-week/)
Furthermore, Dr Batten offers a blog on how to exercise at home: (https://www.winchester.ac.uk/news-and-events/press-centre/media-articles/how-to-keep-exercising-during-social-isolation.php)
Remember social distancing rules when exercising and don't forget the advantages of mental health from exercise.
Today, 4th May, I have been so pleased to hear from Ollie and Caitlyn. Please read what they have been up to over the last 6 weeks and enjoy their photographs.
I have had a lovely message from Caitlyn and her family, who are also doing their best to keep busy and keep up with some school work. This is what she had to say;
Caitlyn also tells me that she enjoyed seeing the 'I'm Still Standing' video that the staff put together for you all. Have a look at Caitlyn's pictures
I Have been thrilled to receive a long email from Bella telling me about all the fabulous activities, she has been taking part in, to keep herself busy. She has sent me lots of pictures of her activities and her mum has said I can share them with you.
It was so lovely yo hear that she is keeping safe and busy. Please remember you can send me what you have been doing too. firstname.lastname@example.org
Today, I have received some fabulous work examples from Alfie.
He has carried out both the art challenge set on Tuesday, of creating a rainforest piece of art work as well as creating a lovely bird feeder using the instructions in the D.T. tab today.
His bird feeder is now hanging in his garden-lucky birds!
Eloise and Bella both responded to the poem challenge, that we set before Easter. We think their efforts are fabulous and we hope you enjoy reading them too. Well done girls