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PINE MARTEN: Class 5

 

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Upper School Remote Learning

Scroll down to discover fun learning activities, teachers messages, children's pictures, resources and lots more! 

Picture Gallery

We really enjoy looking at your home learning exercises, artwork and all the activities you do. 

Check out below  Sam's amazing audio interview of his ICON, footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Violet and Charlie's videos of  Virtual Mill Rythe homemade water raft and Max B's Ants on the Move!

Message for our Y6 pupils returning in Term 6 on Wednesday 3 June

Still image for this video

An amazing audio: Sam W interviewing his ICON footballer, Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Children's Home Videos

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Daily Message Board

Scroll down to read previous daily messages on the 'Teacher Message Board'

Friday 3 July

 

Buenos dias Pine Martens

 

Well we have all made it to Friday and what a busy week it has been.

 

Thank you for all your emails, both to me and to your classmates. I know they enjoy hearing form those of you at home and it makes us all feel that we are, still a whole class connected to each other.

 

You will be pleased to hear the year6's singing of their leaver's song was much better today, and nearly all in tune! They will only get better, so you can look forward to a great virtual performance before the end of term.

 

Remember that Friday is memory day in school. So if you do have a special memory of a time you have spent with one of the year6s, just email it to me and I will pass it on.  If you have already sent something in, thank you.

 

Here is today's learning schedule. As always, you may work in any order you like and at your own pace. If you have a similar or linked idea of your own for an activity you can do that. 
 
ENGLISH -  Today is an alphabetical challenge. Choose a level to work on. You do not need to print out the sheet,  just have your chosen level open for you to see the words
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MATHS-  An arithmetic focus today.  Year 5s,this is a year 6 paper, so talk through the calculations & methods with someone at home before you start. Complete as many questions as you can but don't worry if you miss some out.  Year 6s  give yourself 30 minutes to complete the questions. Once you have finished, mark your work.
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RE- Continuing our work on People of Faith, today we are looking at the life of  an inspirational teenager.  Work through the slides and choose ONE task to complete.  See PDF
FREE TIME

​Today is
 
Beans have been with us a long time, a very long time in fact. The earliest sign of cultivated beans was in the 6000 BC. That’s right, we’ve been eating beans since before we knew how to make a pot to cook them in! The Egyptians took a particular interest in them, and beans were often found buried with the dead. Beans have many qualities that make them an important food. They’re an excellent source of fibre and protein with virtually no fat to be found and they provide calcium, folic acid, potassium, and iron, all vital to a healthy body. 40,000 varieties of bean, can be found throughout the world, though we only see a few of these made into foods. Eat Beans Day is your chance to try all the beans you ever dreamed of and have never had the chance!  
So your task today is to branch away from Baked Beans and find out about and maybe taste a 'new' type of bean. Ever wondered what Chick Peas were and if they were any good or what about Fava Beans?  I wonder what beans you will discover today. 

 

Have a fantastic Friday

Stay safe. Stay strong. Stay Pine Martens.

 

Mrs Gxx

 

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Your work activities

Documents of activities and booklets you can download and print 

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Miss L's English Set

Romeo and Juliet

Hi to all,

In case you wanted to work on your Verona travel guide, here is the PowerPoint (in a PDF) we used in class. Useful as a guide! I will be looking for more Romeo and Juliet resources this week so keep checking your class page and keep reading and writing. Try keeping a journal/blog throughout this time as one day it may be a useful historical document. I've already started mine! Feel free to send me anything you do and I'll share!

Stay safe and keep smiling peep Miss L :) 

Picture 1 Iris's Guide to Verona
Picture 2 Iris's Guide to Verona
ICON English Task
Picture 1 Iris's Icon Taylor Swift
Picture 2 Iris's Icon Taylor Swift
Picture 3 Iris's Icon Taylor Swift
Picture 4 Sam's ICON Zlatan Ibrahimovic Interview
Picture 5 Sam's ICONS- Zlatan Ibrahimovic Blog
Picture 6 Sam's ICONS- Zlatan Ibrahimovic Blog
Picture 7 Sam's ICONS- Zlatan Ibrahimovic Blog
Picture 8 Polly's Icon Angela Davis
Picture 9 Polly's Icon Marilyn Monroe
Picture 10 Daisy's Icon Rosa Parks
Picture 11 Sonny's Icon Nelson Mandela
Picture 12 Isla's Icon Picasso
Picture 13 Violet's Icon Banksy
Picture 14 Connie's Icon Rosa Parks
Picture 15 Max G icon explanation to Mrs L
Picture 16 Max B's Icon explanation to Miss L
Picture 17 Max B's Final version of his Icon
Picture 18 Nancy's Icon Tom Moore
Mr B`s Weekly Maths Challenges
Learning Resources and Activities

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons

The BBC has also launched its daily lessons website which features a mix of videos, animations, practice activities, quizzes and games. These are arranged by age and year group and definitely worth a look. 

 

Click on the link below:

Water for Life: Southern Water

Education & Water Efficiency 

Continuing on from our Science Week last term, please take a look at Water for Life: Southern Water website where you will find lots of educational resources, puzzles and quizzes. Create a poster to say thank you to Southern Water keyworkers for keeping water supplied to houses and taking their waste away.  These can be sent to: education@southernwater.co.uk

Reading, Audio & Art

Free ebooks: Oxford Owl

 

I have set up our own account on the Oxford Owl website. The company that made this site are the people who publish all the "scheme" books we have at school and they have "e-books" in their "e-library" that all readers might enjoy.

        

Go to https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

 

You can log in, with this username and password, by clicking on the 'My class login' button on the Oxford Owl site and then you will have access to reading books and activities.

 

​Username: mrs g's class
Password: Pinemarten2020

Elevenses with The World of David Walliams

Every day at 11am, you can listen to one of David Williams' World's Worst Children stories, so sit down, take a break, and enjoy 20ish mintues of pure fun!

Drawing Tutorial: How to draw William Shakespeare

Music Activities for Kids
Completed Tutorials by Pine Marten

Get fit, Keep active

PE with Joe Wicks

Joe Wicks is hosting a free 30 minute PE lesson on his YouTube channel every day at 9.00am.

Follow the link here for more information about this and how to subscribe.

Kent School Games: #StayHomeStayActive  

Personal Challenge: Compete in a number of personal challenges that focus on your competing against yourself and trying to improve your personal performance.

 

Click on the below link

Wake Up! School Assembly Song and Dance from Songs For EVERY Assembly by Out of the Ark Music

KSG with Firefighter Fit Kids Session 1

Term 5 TT Rockstars Results

 

Hello all of you Times Tables Rockstars! 

It's been four weeks since our TTRockstars Championship winners were announced and we've been keeping count of all the coins that you've earned since. 

 

This term's class winners are Lynx Class with an impressive 96,361 coins.

 

A massive well done and thank you from all of the Lynx Class goes to Lily who earned 45,712 coins on her own! An amazing achievement, beating some of the other classes' combined scores! This means that Lily is our TTRockstars Queen for Term 5. Congratulations Lily!

 

Kurt in Year 3 put in a valiant effort, earning over 18,000 coins for 2nd place and Stuart in Year 6 finished 3rd with over 12,000 coins. 

 

Well done to everyone who took part this term and don't forget to keep practising over the next few weeks! Perhaps the TTRockstar trophy can move from Lynx Class next term - it's becoming part of the furniture in there!   Mr Leone

Learning Links!
Teacher Message Board

Tuesday 30 June

 

Buenos dias Pine Martens

 

I hope Monday was a good day and you enjoyed your home learning activities. Thank you for your emails of your work. If you are one of the few people who haven't sent me examples of your work recently, perhaps today would be a good day to send me something. ::))

 

Wow! The response to the Virtual Sports day has been amazing, and an especially fantastic effort from all the PMs. Mrs Fall has created a new tab 'Virtual Sports Day 2020 Gallery'​ under the 'Children's' tab on the website. As you will see there are 3 photo galleries (Home, Key Worker Bubbles and Y6 Bubble') to make things easier for you to find yourself or your friends. 

 

So why not check yourself out using this link:
 
Here is today's learning schedule. We are carrying on using the  English unit, Rave Reviews, planned by Miss L.  As always, you may work in any order you like and at your own pace. If you have a similar or linked idea for your own activity you can do that. 
 
ENGLISH -  You should be completing the tasks and ideas from Miss L's Rave Reviews unit this week. (see PDF)
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MATHS-Another conversion graph to work with today. See PDF
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ARTToday you will be looking at the srt of another famous Soanish painter, Joan Miro and I would like you to create our own Miro style painting.  See PDF
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PE - Complete a 20 minute sessions of continuous exercise three times today. Split your exercise up throughout the day. What you choose to do is up to you. You could go for a jog in the morning, trampoline before lunch & do football skills in the afternoon. Any activity is acceptable just get up and move about ::))  Remember to hydrate!

 

Today is

 

On a cloudless night, people turn their eyes to the heavens in hopes of spotting the glow of a falling star.  When space debris, such as pieces of rock, enter the Earth’s atmosphere the friction causes the surrounding air to become scorching hot. This “shooting star” streaking through the sky surrounded by flaming hot air is a meteor.  Meteors are usually observed at night and are visible when they are about 34 to 70 miles above the Earth, and they often disintegrated at about 31 to 51 miles above. Their glow time is usually just a few seconds. The majority of meteors are only the size of a pebble and sometimes occur in showers. When looking up at the starry sky you might just catch a glimpse of a falling star or witness an entire meteor shower, even if that dioesn't happen you can still enjoy an evening with your family under the stars.  

 

So your task, if the night is clear, is to star gaze and see if you can identify the constellations you can see in the night sky, while waiting and hoping to see a shooting star. See constellation checklist PDF

Have a terrific Tuesday.

Stay safe. Stay strong. Stay Pine Martens

Mrs Gxxx

 

 

 

Monday 29 June

 

Buenos dias Pine Martens
 
How was your weekend? I hope you had fun.  As the weather was so much cooler this weekend,  I wonder if you got to enjoy Whitstable without the mass of visitors who flocked into the town last week. It was certainly easier for me to take my daily beach walk this morning. 

 

Anyway, welcome to week 4. Did you know we only have 15 school days left of this academic year? And for the year6s, 15 days till the end of their time at the Endowed, before they move onto exciting new challeges at their secondary schools, in school, the year6s have begun to think about their time at the Endowed and prepare short video clips for our virtual leaver's service. Nancy, Iris & Joanne I hope you will be joining in from home too. 
 
Here is today's learning schedule. We are continuing with the English unit, Rave Reviews, planned by Miss L and I know she has been impressed by your work so far. As always, you may work in any order you like and at your own pace. If you have a similar or linked idea for your own activity you can do that. 
 
ENGLISH -  You should be completing the tasks and ideas from Miss L's Rave Reviews unit this week. (see PDF)
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MATHS-  This week we will be looking at conversion graphs. Today there are 3 graphs for you to read & understand how these graphs can be used to convert units of measure. See PDF
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SCIENCE- Continuing with classification. You may have a final task from last week's Curious Creatures to complete and then you can move onto lesson 6, which will take 2 weeks to complete as there is an investigation 
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DTSee below. Today I would like you to make sculptures from mud or if you prefer go to the beach and make sand sculptures instead. dis
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Today is: ​

 

 
 
Mud. It seems like a nuisance, doesn’t it? As soon as it rains, mud is everywhere, and it literally gets all over everything.  But are there benefits this slippery, sticky dirty substance could offer? Mud is quintessential to the outdoors, and the outdoors mean fresh air and exercise, two of the best things for people. And so what if we get a little dirty? Plenty of research has shown that coming into contact with a certain amount of bacteria is good for us, as it helps build up immunity, as opposed to living in a virtually sterile environment, which makes our bodies very vulnerable. There are countless ways to celebrate International Mud Day, but all of them have one thing in common: you have to get a little dirty. 

 

Sofor today's task (ask permission first), I would like you to make a mud sculpture. It’s easy to adjust the consistency of the mud you’re using by simply adding a little more earth or water, so it should be easy to make whatever you want to. Enjoy and send me photos. 
 
Have a marvellous Monday
Stay safe. Stay strong. Stay Pine Martens
 
​Mrs G xx
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Class 5 - September 2019 - July 2020

Ancient Egypt: Mummification

As part of our Topic on Ancient Egypt we have been learning about the process of mummification. To help us understand it, we  mummified an orange. We hooked out its brain, removed the internal organs, dried it and filled it with a salt and spices. Then we wrapped it tightly in linen strips, including amulets, charms and a personal message. The oranges are now awaiting their coffins and final sarcophagi, which we are making next week. We are going to unwrap our mummified oranges on the last day in July to see what has happened. 

Class Exhibition: Pop Up Harvest Restaurant

What a wonderful afternoon we all had at our Pop Up Harvest Restaurant. The children prepared a home cooked meal of Harvest vegetable soup with crusty bread. Whilst enjoying the meal the children presented an art presentation of LS Lowry which they have been working on this term and also lots of facts about Pine Martens!

 

After the parents were invited to look at examples of their work. We hope everyone had a lovely.

Pizza Time!

19 September 2019

Pine Martens enjoyed a morning of pizza making courtesy of Whitstable's Pizza Express this week. They learnt how pizzas are made and the ingredients used. They worked with fresh dough, rolling and forming their own bases, before adding toppings and cooking them. But probably their favourite part of the morning was be able to eat slices straight from the oven. Delicious! 

Class Exhibition

On Friday 11 January Dahl Class had their class exhibition. In the exhibition we sang The Fresh Prince of Bel Air with everyone singing or playing an instrument. Then we had some wonderful musicians playing their instruments brilliantly. We also had a Kahoot! quiz which all the parents too part in. Polly and Izzy played the heads, shoulders hips game and Nancy and Phoebe demonstrated and played the Minute Game.

 

Elliot showed the parents how good his handwriting is and the parents all wrote beautiful on the whiteboard to see whose parents had the best handwriting.

Thank you to all the parents and carers for coming along.

 

by Fin B

 

Please click link to see photos https://www.whitstable-endowed.kent.sch.uk/picture-gallery/

What is Coeliac Disease?

Isabella has this condition and thought it would be a lovely idea to inform her class with an insightful presentation on the condition. Thank you Isabella for sharing this with us, if you would like to find out more please click on the below link.

 

https://www.coeliac.org.uk/home/

 

"I wanted to explain to my class what Coeliac Disease was and do a presentation about it to Dahl Class, so that they understand a bit more why sometimes I don't feel very well and have to be careful about what food I eat and where it's cooked. We played games with people representing 'villi', which are in your intestines and work differently for people with coeliac. I threw tennis balls which they caught easily and then netballs at one of them and they all fell over; this represented what happens to the villi when gluten hits them.

We did some activities and Mr Wren's wife had made some gluten free and non-gluten free cakes to see if anyone could taste the difference. Hopefully they all understand a bit more now." 

by Bella

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