Sutton Valence Primary School,
North St, Maidstone, Kent ME17 3HT

01622 842188

office@sutton-valence.kent.sch.uk

Sutton Valence Primary School

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Our mission is to ensure we all participate in the constant quest of knowledge, learning and adventure so that each individual can build upon their core strengths to aspire to make a real difference.

Some parents have suggested that it would be helpful to know what some of the key skills are for their child's year group. Please find Year 5 snapshots for maths here and grammar, punctuation and spelling here. This will give you an idea of what skills your child should be secure on by the end of year 5. 

Should you wish to find some short, fun activities relating to these snapshots, https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons and  https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/home-learning-centre/ have a great range! However, there is no expectation for you to do any extra work at home with your child, we have provided them mainly for your information. Any questions please write on our class blog! 

Click here for the year 3 and year 4 common exception words.

Click here for the year 5 and year 6 common exception words. 

IMPORTANT NOTE!

Unfortunately the meeting code for zoom has had to be changed but the password remains the same as before. 

New zoom meeting code: 667 065 4559

 

Do you want to take part in a writing competition about your life in lockdown? Until midnight on Friday the 17th of July, you can submit a piece of writing about your personal experience, a poem, or a creative story. Your work will then be read by a published author! The five best entries from your age group will be included in a book published by John Catt Educational called ‘Generation Lockdown Writes.’

 

Submissions are online. Click here for the link.

 

Click here for 50 ways to feel happy.

Mindfulness activities:

Cosmic yoga

Breathing meditation

Guided mediation 

 Don't forget to also be kind to yourself especially at the moment when things feel a bit different and strange...

Why don't you do a self portrait and write all things you like about yourself around it or take some time to do something you really enjoy everyday? You could also write a thank you note to yourself! 

Times Table Rockstars

The results for Term 5 as follows:

4th place - Maple with 2,889 points

3rd place - Rowan with 12,842 points,

2nd place - Cedar with 14,488 points

and the winner for term 5 - Holly with 31,283 points 

Well done Holly!

Hi Everyone,

The blog is working brilliantly and I'm so pleased that everyone is using it to chat to their friends and ask questions but we also thought it would be a nice idea to arrange a weekly video chat with everyone as well.

If you want to join in with the video chat you will need to ask your parent or adult looking after you to go to the Zoom webpage or to download the Zoom app. You don't need an account, just put this meeting code (667 065 4559)  in on the day and time and you can join in.

Year 5 will be meeting every Thursday at 4:00pm.

In order for you to be able to join our meeting you will need to make sure that you are sitting in the kitchen, garden, lounge or common area, that your parent or an adult is present or aware of the meeting and that you are appropriately dressed. When you have joined the meeting, you will have a chance to tell everyone about what you have been doing and to ask questions about your learning. We will take it in turns to listen to everyone and not talk over anyone. If anyone is not behaving appropriately, you will not be able to join in with future meetings. 

 

I look forward to seeing everyone!

Saturn Class Blog

Hello from Mrs George

Pauline Bryant (PBryant) on: Saturn Class Blog

Hi Year 5

How are you all?  It is so quiet in school.  My office is really quiet and I am missing your laughter and learning chatter that I normally hear coming from your classroom.  I hope you are all keeping well and today enjoyed some sunshine.  Tonight we have another concert to watch to raise funds - I am looking forward to that.  I really enjoyed Lady Gaga and Little Mix on the last one!!  It is funny to see them all at home.  I hope you are keeping in touch with Miss Bryant via zoom I know she is missing you!  The teachers all caught up with each other last week via zoom.  It has been really odd not seeing everyone at the same time because we are all working differently at the moment.  

Anyway I thought I would just say hello and wishing you all to stay well and safe at home.

Love Mrs George x 

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Saturn Class Blog

Pauline Bryant (PBryant) on: Saturn Class Blog

Hi everyone!  

Welcome to our class blog. This is where you can catch up with friends and let each other know what you are up to at home. 

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We have new chicks that will be coming to school as soon as they are old enough. Mrs Jack is updating the page with new pictures and videos so that you can all get to know them before you meet them when we come back. 

Click here to see them.  

Do you remember our year 4 song?  I thought you might want to listen to it again! 

   Noah has been busy working on our new theme. Have a look at his amazing work!

 

 

Sophie has written a story and created an animation to bring it to life! Click here to see the animation. 

Have a look at Harry's picture of the trenches:

Home Learning Term 6

Our new theme is Fallen Fields (WW1)

Week 6 term 6 

English

Click here for the new booklet.

Maths

Click here for the videos (summer term week 11).

Links to worksheets:            worksheet 1   worksheet 2    worksheet 3     worksheet 4

Links to answer sheets:     answer 1        answer 2       answer 3          answer 4

History

Lesson 1: Find out what weapons were used during WW1. Click here for the presentation.

Activity ideas:

  • Create a fact file about weapons used during WW1. Do your own research online to find more information to add in your fact file.
  • Design and create your own WW1 aircraft. Click here for some ideas.
  • Draw and label WW1 weapons to show what you have learned.
  • Can you write a poem about WW1 weapons? Use onomatopoeia!

Lesson 2: How did the war end? Present your findings in any way you wish.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-primary-ks1-ks2-Armistice-1918-World-War-One-v-is-for-victory/zv2w2sg

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/45952502

 

Week 5 Term 6

You have this week left to complete your booklet. 

If you finish the booklet before the end of this week, the Oak National Academy has loads of great learning resources for you to try. 

Maths

This week you are going to learn how to measure angles using a protractor. You will be able to complete most questions from worksheet 1 without a protractor. You won’t need a protractor for worksheets 3 and 4. If you don’t have a protractor at home, you won’t be able to complete worksheet 2. I have attached an alternative task if this is the case.

You could also use the following link to practise using a protractor if you don’t have one at home: https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/76/itp-fixpoints

Click here for the videos (summer term week 10).

Links to worksheets:            worksheet 1   worksheet 2   alternative worksheet 2   worksheet 3     worksheet 4

Links to answer sheets:     answer 1        answer 2       answer 3          answer 4

History

What was life like for women during the war? Take notes during your research and present your findings in any way you wish (you could make a poster, write a diary entry, a letter, a poem or even a story!)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqhyb9q/articles/zj8my9q

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/w-is-for-women/zdypy9q 

Geography

Your task this week is to draw a sketch map of Europe showing the Allied Powers, the Central Powers and the neutral countries during WW1. Don’t forget to create a key for your map!

Week 4 Term 6

English

Click here for the new booklet you will be working on over the next two weeks.

Maths

Click here for lesson 1 video link

Click here for lesson 2 video link

Click here for lessons 3 and 4 video links (multiply and divide decimals)

Links to worksheets:            worksheet 1   worksheet 2     worksheet 3     worksheet 4

Links to answer sheets:     answer 1        answer 2       answer 3          answer 4 

History

Learn about the trenches during WW1

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqhyb9q/articles/z8sssbk

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/t-is-for-trenches/z4hmhbk

Draw and label a picture of a trench to show what you have learnt. You could also write a diary entry from the point of view of soldier to show what you know about trenches.

Geography

Find out which countries were neutral during WW1. Neutral means that some countries didn’t side with either the Allies or the Central powers. Make a list and identify the neutral countries on a world map.

 

Week 3 Term 6

English 

You have this week left to complete your booklet. 

If you finish the booklet before the end of this week, the Oak National Academy has loads of great learning resources for you to try. 

Maths

Click here for the videos.

Links to worksheets:            worksheet 1   worksheet 2     worksheet 3     worksheet 4

Links to answer sheets:     answer 1        answer 2       answer 3          answer 4 

History

Find out how propaganda was used in WW1 (see the link below).

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqhyb9q/articles/zhw3jhv 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/your-country-needs-you/zrhmhbk

Design and create your own WW1 propaganda poster.

Geography

Make a list of the countries that were part of the Central Powers. Identify the countries on a world map.

https://www.ducksters.com/history/world_war_i/central_powers.php

Week 2 Term 6

English

For the rest of the term, you are going to use home learning booklets. There are a lot of activities in each booklet so you will have two weeks to complete one booklet. It is up to you to decide how much work you want to do each day. I will only update these booklets once every two weeks. Click here for the booklet you will be working on for the next two weeks.

Maths

This week, the work from White Rose Maths has already been covered. Luckily, they offer alternative activities. For this week, you will be doing some revisions around addition, subtraction and rounding.

Click here for the videos.

Links to worksheets:            worksheet 1   worksheet 2     worksheet 3     worksheet 4

Links to answer sheets:     answer 1        answer 2       answer 3          answer 4 

History

Find out how soldiers were recruited during WW1. Take notes and present your findings in any way you wish (you could make a poster, draw a comic strip, write a poem, write a newspaper report…).

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqhyb9q/articles/z4v9mfr

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/battalions/z4q8qp3

Geography

Make a list of the countries that were part of the Allied Powers. Identify the countries on a world map.

https://www.ducksters.com/history/world_war_i/allied_powers.php

Week 1

English

Click here for the English tasks and the text.

Maths 

Click here for the videos (Summer Term Week 6)

Links to worksheets:            worksheet 1   worksheet 2     worksheet 3     worksheet 4

Links to answer sheets:     answer 1        answer 2       answer 3          answer 4 

History

Find out how World War One started. Take notes during your research. Create a poster to show what you have learned. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqhyb9q/articles/znhhrj6 

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/archduke-franz-ferdinand/znbfbdm

Geography

Find out which countries were part of the British Empire during World War One. Make a list of the countries and identify them on a map. You can find a map of the British Empire during WW1 on the following link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqhyb9q/articles/znhhrj6

Use this link to learn about the British Empire during WW1: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqhyb9q/articles/z749xyc

Home Learning Term 5

Click here for PE activities you could try.

Click here for a journal to record your PE activities.

CEOP Website: on-line safety at home

Here are some activities you could do with your child linked to internet safety. They are for ages 8-10 years.

Activity 1   Activity 2   Activity 3   Activity 4   Activity 5  

Week 5

English

Click here for the English tasks and the text.

Maths 

Click here for the videos  Click here if you need further help with adding and subtracting fractions. 

 

Links to worksheets:            worksheet 1   worksheet 2     worksheet 3     worksheet 4

Links to answer sheets:     answer 1        answer 2       answer 3          answer 4 

Science

Use what you have learnt this term to design your own theme park. Label the rides to show their different features (gravity, levers, pulleys and gears).

1. What is the main theme of your park? Who is it for (adults, children, toddlers, all ages)? What are you going to call it? 

2. What rides do you want in your theme park? Make a list. 

2. Think about the features of the rides you have chosen. Click here for a useful link.

3. Now you can draw a map of your theme park! Click here for an example. 

 

 

Week 4

English

Click here for English tasks and the text.

Maths 

Click here for the videos

Links to worksheets:            worksheet 1   worksheet 2     worksheet 3     worksheet 4

Links to answer sheets:     answer 1        answer 2       answer 3          answer 4 

Geography Week 4

Draw a map of the UK to show the theme parks you have identified and the different human/physical features that surround them. Use the symbols you designed last week. Don’t forget to create a key!

Science Week 4

Investigate how levers, pulleys and gears work.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zrp6n39

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/science/simple-machines/levers/

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/science/simple-machines/pulleys/

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/science/simple-machines/gears/

Week 3

English

Click here for English tasks and the text.

Maths

Click here the maths tasks (Summer Term-Week 3) Don't forget to watch the video before completing the task.

Geography Week 3

Design some symbols to represent the theme parks you identified and the human/physical features that surround them. Symbols are used to represent landmarks and key geographical features on maps. Click here for some examples.

Science Week 3

 What is friction? Use online research to find this out. Write a short explanation in your own words. You could also draw a picture to show your understanding.

Click here for a link to help you get started.

Click here for some examples of friction in every day activities.

 

Week 2

English

Click here for the English tasks and the text.

Maths

Click here the maths tasks (Summer Term-Week 2) Don't forget to watch the video before completing the task.

Theme  (Scream Machine)

Geography: Choose a few theme parks you identified last week and find out what human and physical features surround them (roads, transport links, rivers…). Add this to the notes you took last week. You could locate the theme parks on Google Maps to identify the different features.

 Science: What is air resistance? Use three sheets of paper that are all the same size. Crunch up one sheet as a ball. Fold the other one in half and leave the last one as it is. Drop the sheets of paper from the same height. What do you notice?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zsjd7ty

Week 1 

English

Click here for the English tasks.

Click here for the text.

Maths 

Click here the maths tasks (Summer Term-Week 1) Don't forget to watch the video before completing the task.

Theme  (Scream Machine)

Geography: Identify the most popular theme parks of the UK and make a list. Don’t forget to write down the name of each theme park and its location.

 Click here for a link to help you get started.

Science: Use online research to find out what gravity is. Write a short explanation in your own words. You could also draw a picture to show your understanding.

Click here for a link to help you get started. 

Here are some documents to help you visualise fractions, decimals and percentages: 

Tenths and hundredths

Comparing decimals

Fractions, decimals and percentages

Maths Challenges

Some very keen learners have asked for some maths challenges!  Here are some activities you can try if you want to do some extra work. This is only optional and you should complete the weekly homework first before trying the challenges. 

Decimals as fractions

Thousandths

Thousandths as decimals

Order and compare decimals

 Percentages

Decimals, fractions and percentages

 

There is a great website with plenty of problem solving tasks: click here  

 Term 4 Home Learning

Week 1

English

Click here for the English tasks.

Click here for the text.

Maths 

Click here for videos and tasks

Week 2

English

Click here for the English tasks.

Click here for the text.

Maths 

Click here for videos and tasks

 

Timestables Rockstars - Results for Term 4:

4th place was Cedar with 6,786 points

3rd place was Maple with 12,120 points

2nd place was Holly with 14,595 points

and the Term 4 winners were:

Rowan with 16,720 points

Well done!

Next tournament begins 20th April for Term 5

Welcome to Saturn Class

Year 5

Class Teacher: Miss Bryant

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Underdown

Year 5 and 6 common exception words