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Friday 22nd May 2020

A note from us all at Oldfield Brow...

As the two weeks beginning 25th May and 1st June are the two designated holiday weeks in Trafford, we will be having a break from the home-school learning, feedback, assemblies and phone calls that have become part of our provision since the Easter Holidays. I hope that the more relaxed opportunities that have been afforded by our Government allow brief moments away from home for our families too and I hope this time is enjoyed by us all. Our provision for Key Workers etc will remain unaltered. We have provided a list of websites that may be useful to you over the holidays and this can be found in the downloads section.

 

A note from Mrs C

Year 5RC, I wanted you to know how very proud I am of every single one of you. You have all been working hard and facing different challenges during this period of lock down at home. Having spoken to many of you this week, I understand that we all have lots of questions about what happens next for year 5, and as soon as things become clearer, we will obviously share this with you.

After the half term break, we will be setting you the challenge of writing about something important to you linked to lockdown as it has been such a significant part of our lives this term. We thought we would give you time to think about what you might like to write about. There will be lots of information after the half term holidays about how you can do that but sometimes thinking time helps.

There have been some tremendous acts of kindess shown by so many of you this week. You should be proud of your kindness and so don't forget to do something kind for yourself today too!

To our families who will be marking the end of Ramadan, and preparing for the festival of Eid al-Fitr, even though social distancing will make this Eid a very different experience, I hope that it will still be a happy occasion. "Eid sa'id" (Happy Eid).

To all our families in 5RC, however you spend the next two weeks, I hope that you have a lovely two weeks and all manage to have some quality family time.

 

Very Best Wishes,

 

Mrs Chetwyn

 

Friday's Assembly

Don't miss who has won this week's well done certificates! You can still watch here!

youtu.be/5mVF8Iwwx00

 

Joyeux Anniversaire! Felicitations!

There will be three birthdays during the half term: Cruz, Penny and Harry! Happy Birthday in advance!

 

Shout Outs

 

Well done to Kaden and  Martha who have been busy finishing their information texts this week!

 

 

 

Shout out to Maisie for sending in a video of the music work she completed on the Doctor Who theme tune on her piano. It sounded very alien-like!

Friday's Kindness Challenge 

Be kind to yourself!  Write a little letter to yourself, or make a list of 5 things that you like about yourself. E.g. listening when someone wants to talk if they are sad, sharing a smile etc.  We often find it hard to compliment ourselves but there are so many beautiful things inside you all.  

 

Half Term Resources

Mrs Brownsell and I have put together a Things to Do resource full of book lists, websites and links to keep you busy. You'll find it in the Downloads Section over half term. There is no pressure to try any of them as it's a school holiday but I hope you find something you enjoy. I particularly liked the look of the Authorfy 10 minute writing challenges and some alternative reading recommendations for Potter nuts.   Download it now and take a peek!

 

 

KEEP BATTLING 5RC. MORE OF YOU HAVE PROMISED TO JOIN IN OVER HALF TERM. GOOD LUCK. RESULTS AT 17:20

 

 

Thursday 21st May 2020

KEEP BATTLING 5RC. RESULTS AT 16:00

 

Shout outs

Well done to Penny and Jake for sending through their information texts on imaginary creatures. Superb!

 

 

 

 

Shout out to Penny for completing a fascinating science investigation at home.

    

 

Mental Health Awareness Week

Everyday this week are setting a Kindness Challenge for you to have a go at and write about in your diary, but if you prefer to take your inspiration from the MHAW Supporters Pack or the Alternative Twinkle Pack (Downloads Section), that’s okay too.

 

Thursday's Act of Kindness Challenge

Can you do an unexpected chore at home that will give someone, who usually has to spend time doing it, a break? Dusting? Hoovering? Cleaning? Gardening? Oooh there are so many ways we can show how much we care ...

Look what Penny and her family left for the teacher's at school today - how extremely kind and thoughtful

 

Wednesday's Kindness Challenge

Our kindness challenge today is inspired by unexpected and much appreciated acts of kindness. It makes us feel fuzzy inside and cared about when people do special things for us out of the blue.  Mrs Brownsell received a special package on her doorstep this morning.  Months back, a group of her friends were sharing their favourite chocolate bars.  Today, this lovely bag with a poem written on it was left at her door, and you can just see the shadow inside of a 3 pack of Daim bars.  She felt thought of and cared about.  Could you do something similar?  Could you leave someone (or post) a little note to say you are thinking of them whilst your out for your exercise? 

   

Tuesday's Kindness Challenge:


To reach out to a friend you've not had contact with for a while, maybe even since before lockdown. Could you send a message, email or even call to say hi? (with your parents'/carers' permission of course!)

 

Monday’s Kindness Challenge:

To write a letter to a resident of Leverett Close to cheer them up during their period of self-isolation and to send them a rainbow picture for their window. Details of Monday’s Challenge is in the Downloads Section. If you need to buy stamps they can be bought at the supermarket, from the Royal Mail Shop or the Royal Mail App.

 

Christopher Edge is live on Radioblogging.net from 9.30am

Do you remember our first class reader: the Jamie Drake Equation? Its author Christopher Edge is live on The Talk for Writing Radio Blog this morning? Why not listen in and join in all the writing fun?

 

Can you help beat the record of the world's largest ever online art lesson?

Rob Biddulph is a famed author and illustrator of children's books. You may know him from his #DrawWithRob lessons that have gone viral across families during lockdown (and shared by BBC and CBS). Or you may know him from one of his books like Odd Dog Out.

Today Rob will teach the world a free 30 minute art lesson where we learn to draw a much loved character. This is an attempt to break the world record for the LARGEST EVER online art lesson! To join in, you need to register at artworldrecords.com to make sure you count towards the attempt.  (At least 10,000 people are needed to tune in for a full 30 mins at 4PM.  Every person counts!

Access the live streamed lesson at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSUN5vR4QZY today.

 

Wednesday 20th May 2020

BATTLE OF THE BANDS IS RAGING - GO LAYLA LIGHTROCK! 😊 EVERY CONTRIBUTION COUNTS SO WE NEED MORE OF YOU ROCKSTARS TO JOIN US AS 5KB ARE TRYING TO CATCH UP! SCORE AT 17:30:

 

 

 

 

 

Mental Health Awareness Week Challenges

 

How kind Alex has been this week writing to a resident at Leverett Close! It's been lovely to hear about other acts of kindness over the phone during our weekly chats and in your emails. In fact, I hear from Alex what a kind friend Kaden has been too this week which is wonderful to hear. The more we look out for one another, the better we each feel in return. So a shout out to all of you performing acts of kindness this week and at other times too!

 

Everyday this week are setting a Kindness Challenge for you to have a go at and write about in your diary, but if you prefer to take your inspiration from the MHAW Supporters Pack or the Alternative Twinkle Pack (Downloads Section), that’s okay too.

Wednesday's Kindness Challenge

Our kindness challenge today is inspired by unexpected and much appreciated acts of kindness. It makes us feel fuzzy inside and cared about when people do special things for us out of the blue.  Mrs Brownsell received a special package on her doorstep this morning.  Months back, a group of her friends were sharing their favourite chocolate bars.  Today, this lovely bag with a poem written on it was left at her door, and you can just see the shadow inside of a 3 pack of Daim bars.  She felt thought of and cared about.  Could you do something similar?  Could you leave someone (or post) a little note to say you are thinking of them whilst your out for your exercise?  (As Mrs Brownsell said - Don’t forget the advice of Bruce Forsythe – Nice 2 metres, 2 metres Nice!).

 

Tuesday's Kindness Challenge:


To reach out to a friend you've not had contact with for a while, maybe even since before lockdown. Could you send a message, email or even call to say hi? (with your parents'/carers' permission of course!)

 

Monday’s Kindness Challenge:

To write a letter to a resident of Leverett Close to cheer them up during their period of self-isolation and to send them a rainbow picture for their window. Details of Monday’s Challenge is in the Downloads Section. If you need to buy stamps they can be bought at the supermarket, from the Royal Mail Shop or the Royal Mail App.

 

Shout Outs

I have received some excellent art examples this week with some final Kandinsky pieces and the new tie dying activities too. Take a look at Quintrell's magnificent Kandinsky inspired piece...

   

 

Martha chose to complete her final Kandinsky piece in fabric and worked on her needlework at the same time. Wow!!!

 

   

Maisie and Alice have been creating some excellent tie-dye projects too...

 

   

 

I also need to say a big well done (Abby, William, Alice) to everyone else who has enjoyed learning all about magnetism and compasses in science this week. Even William's cat got in on the act!

   

 

The Joy of Moving Festival

I hope lots of you have enjoyed  the Joy of Moving Festival today! Why not share some fun with the family and get moving with some of the brilliant games and activities in the Festival Pack in the Downloads section.  Don't forget email me photos of your fun in the sun or you can post on our Twitter page using the tag @Foundation92, or email to Miss Cooney on year1sc@oldfield-brow.com. 

 

 

Tuesday 19th May 2020

Shout Outs

Well done to Alice, Sophie, Callum and Maisie for their wonderful writing! Keep those marvellous creature creations coming in. It's fantastic to see how imaginative you are all being.

 

 

 

Shout out too for Martha who enjoyed dissecting flowers last week for science and identifying leaves in the garden too. All the picking didn't go to waste though as she has created the most wonderful rainbow for her window! Fabulous Martha!

   

 

 

Mental Health Awareness Week Challenges

Everyday this week are setting a Kindness Challenge for you to have a go at and write about in your diary, but if you prefer to take your inspiration from the MHAW Supporters Pack or the Alternative Twinkle Pack (Downloads Section), that’s okay too.

 

Tuesday's Kindness Challenge:


To reach out to a friend you've not had contact with for a while, maybe even since before lockdown. Could you send a message, email or even call to say hi? (with your parents'/carers' permission of course!)

 

Monday’s Kindness Challenge:

To write a letter to a resident of Leverett Close to cheer them up during their period of self-isolation and to send them a rainbow picture for their window. Details of Monday’s Challenge is in the Downloads Section. If you need to buy stamps they can be bought at the supermarket, from the Royal Mail Shop or the Royal Mail App.

 

BATTLE OF THE BANDS HAS STARTED IN CASE YOU'VE NOT YET JOINED THE BATTLE 5RC. EVERY CONTRIBUTION COUNTS. BATTLE WILL RAGE ALL HALF TERM BUT WELL DONE TO THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE ALREADY STARTED FIGHTING FOR 5RC. SHOUT OUTS TO LAYLA LIGHTROCK, ALEXIS LAMONT, CHI DEDERER AND TRENT MAS (I THINK WE ALL KNOW WHO YOU ARE 😊)

SCORE AT 17:30     

 

Singing Challenge Today

For all of you who like singing, here is an opportunity to join in the Greater Manchester Singing Challenge!  TODAY !

https://gmmusichub.co.uk/projects/primary-schools-singing-challenge/

Dippy’s Explorers! On 19th May 2020! Learn the song https://gmmusichub.co.uk/projects/primary-schools-singing-challenge/ and then ask your parents to share a video of you singing with your music service @GMMusicHub #GMMHdippy  @MusicInTrafford  #GMMHsinging

 

Hey 5RC. I'm not the only ones missing you. Miss Pritchard asked me to pass on this message...

Good morning, Year 5RC. Well, what a couple of months it's been! Normally, you all know I'd like to pop by your classroom every now and then to check in and make sure my little Year 1s are continuing to get on so brilliantly... HOWEVER, that is somewhat difficult at the moment. I have been keeping up to date with your webpage though - loving the photographs of you all reading, planting and producing some incredible poetry. Congratulations to those who have won certificates over the past few weeks too. Keep up the good work, everyone!
I was sorry to hear about the cancellation of your trip to the Anderton Centre, but I know how resilient and mature you will have been in your understanding - and from talking to Harry and Martha F in school, I know some of you are already upbeat and looking forward to Cefn Lea next year when things are hopefully a little more normal (I know, what actually is normal anymore?!).
Finally, I was out on a walk over the weekend listening to music and this little number began to play... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UYi5naMsfg
A beaming smile stretched across my face as it will always remind me of you lot, summer 2018   Hope it brings a little grin to your face too.
Have a great week!
Miss P
 

 

Monday 18th May 2020

BATTLE OF THE BANDS STARTED AT 9AM IN CASE YOU'VE NOT YET JOINED THE BATTLE 5RC. BATTLE WILL RAGE ALL HALF TERM BUT WELL DONE TO THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE ALREADY STARTED FIGHTING FOR 5RC. SCORE AT 17:30 DAY 1.

Hello 5RC. I hope you've had a good weekend. Everything is ready in the Downloads Section to get you set for the week ahead. There was a minor hiccup with the Weekly Activities Sheet yesterday, but it's definitely downloadable in the Downloads Section now.

It's Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW)

This year MWAH's theme is Kindness. You will find a supporters pack and alternative Daily Acts of Kindness resources in the Downloads section. Can you create a ‘Kindness Diary’ where you record an act of kindness of each day of the week?  You can share your daily activities on our twitter page using the hashtags. #KindnessMatters #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

Everyday this week we will set a Kindness Challenge for your  to have a go at and write about in your diary, but if you prefer to take your inspiration from the MHAW Supporters Pack or the Alternative Twinkle Pack, that’s okay too.

Monday’s Kindness Challenge:

To write a letter to a resident of Leverett Close to cheer them up during their period of self-isolation and to send them a rainbow picture for their window. Details of Monday’s Challenge is in the Downloads Section. If you need to buy stamps they can be bought at the supermatket, from the Royal Mail Shop or the Royal Mail App.

 

Reading Challenge

Please email us the title of the book you are reading at home! A photo for the webpage would be even better! Don't forget we'd love to receive your book reviews too. Why not send me a pic or drop me a few lines on an email with the name of the book, the author, a brief summary of the plot and why you enjoyed it.  

Given how many of you are enjoying reading at home, are you up for an extra challenge? Here is a Reading Challenge Sheet from the Open University. Shout outs for photographs and the most interesting completion of the challenges! There are copies to download (Downloads Section) along with different age ranges for all the family!

Shout Outs

Well done Eddie for sending in your Talk for Writing (monzedo Pig) work last week! Great work William on your Red Headed Dragon! Shout out for Lizzy's Cagarrel too! I love your creations!

If like these three you finish your English work early this week, there are plenty of other English Activities to keep you busy on the Weekly Activity Sheet in the Downloads Section. For example, you could also/either try the daily radio blog by Pie Corbett at 9:30am (RadioBlogging.net). Today they interviewed Robert Macfarlane, author of Lost Words as well as involving the audience in games, creative writing and reading response. Alice really enjoyed the blog and dug out her own copy of Lost Words.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 15th May 2020

*********** Share your joy of reading -  Reading for pleasure can help us feel less anxious and help us sleep better. While self-isolating and social distancing, reading has an important role to play in keeping us connected to others and looking after our mental health. Why not let your friends know what you're reading at the moment,  take a photo of yourself, and the book you’re reading and email it in with your first name and class to me at year5rc@oldfield-brow.com. We’ll share them on our OFB Literacy Page (Under the Children drop down menu). (Please send from your parents/ carers email address with their permission. Note in sending in your reading pictures you are consenting to sharing them on The Literacy Webpage) Head on over to the Literacy Page and see what others are enjoying.**************

     

Harry's enjoying Alex Rider for his bedtime read this week. Mona is pouring over Harry Potter's Prisoner of Azkabhan on her rope swing. Penny's still enjoying reading Harry Potter at bedtime too.

Martha's been reading Prince Caspian at home. Well done for giving us the first online book review. She wrote, "I found the Narnia Book 4 interesting. My favourite part was where Peter and Miraz had a fight. Also when Lucy saw Aslan at night. I would rate this story 4/5 as I would have liked a little more action."

Don't forget we'd love to receive pictures of your current favourite reads and book reviews. Why not send me a pic or drop me a few lines on an email with the name of the book, the author, a brief summary of the plot and why you enjoyed it.

 

Happy International Day of Families 2020

Held on 15th May every year, the International Day of Families was established by the United Nations in 1993 as a way to raise awareness of issues faced by families throughout the world. Families everywhere are experiencing challenges of all kinds at this moment of crisis but it's good to also pause and celebrate what we do have to be thankful for. Might you mark today in some way? Next week we'll be looking at how we can be kind to one another, but maybe you can show your family how much you care about them today too? Or maybe you want to create a decorative family tree to give to someone in your family as a gift?

Shout Outs

We've had some lovely work sent in today. Well done William for your final Kandinsky piece.

   

Maisie has created a really informative booklet for her RE work this week. Lots of work put into this so well done!

 

Don't forget, today was Assembly Day.  You can join the teachers and Mr Merrell via YouTube for this week's certificate presentation.

For those of you who enjoy a good sing and a stonking West End Musical, tonight's Andrew Lloyd Webber freebie (The Shows Must Go On - Youtube) is 'Cats' featuring Elaine Paige.

Have a lovely weekend!

Thursday 14th May 2020

It's great to still be receiving your poems. Here are another two to share. All previous published poems are available to view in Sea Poetry by 5RC in the Downloads Section. Well done Alex and Taliyah.

 

 

 

 

Given how many of you are enjoying reading at home, are you up for an extra challenge? Here is a Reading Challenge Sheet from the Open University. Shout outs for photographs and the most interesting completion of the challenges! Copies to download along with different age ranges for all the family!

 

Shout Outs

 

Well done to Penny for sending in her final Kandinsky piece with textured sand. I'm glad you enjoyed being so creative - well done!

 

 

Wednesday 13th May 2020

Joyeux Anniversaire Sofia! Tu as dix ans aujourd'hui! Felicitations!

And belated birthday wishes to Sophie, Harvey, Martha F and Callum who have all had their birthdays during lockdown. I'm sorry you celebrated before I was able to get a list of birthdates here at home. We hope you all had wonderful, if quiet, birthdays too!

 

Shout outs

It's wonderful to hear how interested you've all been in our science and geography topics this week 5RC. The practical science activities have been particularly popular too. Shout outs to Callum, Penny and Alice in particular. Have you seen how much Callum's seeds have grown since Earth Day? If you planted in April, how are your seedlings coming along?

 

     

 

   

 

 

Tuesday 12th May 2020

   

Thank you Lizzy for a wonderful video book review. As I cannot upload your video clips, I've written it up hear to share with all your friends...

The Amazing Maurice and his Edcuated Rodents by Terry Pratchett.

Some of the main characters are Maurice (a talking cat which I like because he thinks that he’s better than everyone else) Kevin (a boy who talks to rats), Peaches (a rat who can read) and Dark Tan (a rat general). Here’s an interesting fact about this book: when you’re reading it you find out that the rats change; they began to think and talk, and stand on two legs. This only happened because they ate the waste from the wizards. The only reason that Morris can talk is because he ate one of them! One of the main events was when Kevin’s flute got destroyed so he wanted another one.  A rat piper had been sent to the town and he had a magic flute. The rats devised a plan to make sure that Kevin would win a tournament between the two of them. The bet was that if Kevin won he would get the flute, but if he didn’t Tan would have to pay more than he could afford. I thought that this book was a really good one and I would highly recommend it!

How busy you all are with your home learning. Lizzy I also really likeed your RE Poster and have popped it in the gallery to share with your friends. Well done! You have also submitted some amazing writing Lizzy. Keep up the excellent work. Shout out to Quintrell who sent in examples of all the work he's been doing today and to Callum for his wonderful story linked to the Jumaniji idea with a Minecraft twist  😊. Callum's also been very involved in challenges for Cubs - Well done! 

I know we have many avid readers in 5RC and thought you and your families would be interested to see this poster created by the Open University (Copy in the Downloads Section)

 

They have also created this new list of favourite read alouds to inspire you whilst you are stuck at home. I have attached a copy in the Downloads Section so that you can take advantage of its weblinks to audio recordings...

 

 

 

As you know, it is still very unclear when Year 5 will return to school, but we appreciate that many people may be a little anxious or worried regarding coronavirus and/ or other aspects of their life at the moment. We have been given access to a booklet which aims to inform, support and offer techniques and strategies to help in such circumstances.  The booklet is from the Wellness Society and is in the downloads section of this class page.

 

Keep Safe and well,

Mrs Chetwyn and Mrs Whitehead

 

Our first day as 5RC Our first day as 5RC
Carrying out science experiments at Jodrell Bank Carrying out science experiments at Jodrell Bank
Learning all about radio telescopes at Jodrell Bank Learning all about radio telescopes at Jodrell Bank
William's DT Titanic Project William's DT Titanic Project
Alice's wonderful calligraphy Alice's wonderful calligraphy
Kaden's creative writing to share... Kaden's creative writing to share...
Kaden's life cycle of a chicken - great work! Kaden's life cycle of a chicken - great work!
Amelie's fabulous Titanic Poster Amelie's fabulous Titanic Poster
Callum's Weaving in the Garden Callum's Weaving in the Garden
Callum's science diagrams - life-cycles and eggs Callum's science diagrams - life-cycles and eggs
Penny's keeping fit with Rosie and Joe Penny's keeping fit with Rosie and Joe
Penny's Persuasive Titanic Poster Penny's Persuasive Titanic Poster
Kaden's great take on Kandinsky! Kaden's great take on Kandinsky!
William's Cat Kandinsky Style finger painting William's Cat Kandinsky Style finger painting
William's wonderful bird life cycle William's wonderful bird life cycle
Harry's Super Titanic Poster Harry's Super Titanic Poster
Martha D's super Kandinsky painting Martha D's super Kandinsky painting
Martha D's wonderful weaving Martha D's wonderful weaving
Amelie's amazing weaving Amelie's amazing weaving
Callum's version of Dodgeball Callum's version of Dodgeball
Martha's taking time to practice violing Martha's taking time to practice violing
Sophie's concentric circles - wonderful Sophie's concentric circles - wonderful
Mona's been painting for pleasure Mona's been painting for pleasure
Mona's been baking like many of you! Mona's been baking like many of you!
Mona's been planting for Earth Day Mona's been planting for Earth Day
Callum's Earth Day Kandinsky Art has been out of this world Callum's Earth Day Kandinsky Art has been out of this world
Kaden's designed a butterfly feeder for Earth Day Kaden's designed a butterfly feeder for Earth Day
Kaden's designed a butterfly feeder for Earth Day Kaden's designed a butterfly feeder for Earth Day
William's been planting for Earth Day William's been planting for Earth Day
William's been planting for Earth Day William's been planting for Earth Day
What's at the bottom of Alice's garden this Earth Day? What's at the bottom of Alice's garden this Earth Day?
Sophie's been making a home-made tortilla picnic for Earth Day Sophie's been making a home-made tortilla picnic for Earth Day
Sophie's been making a home-made tortilla picnic for Earth Day Sophie's been making a home-made tortilla picnic for Earth Day
Alex's Earth Day Acrostic Poem Alex's Earth Day Acrostic Poem
Lizzy's Kandinsky weaving wow Lizzy's Kandinsky weaving wow
Lizzy's Titanic Poster Lizzy's Titanic Poster
Mona's Earth Day Poster Mona's Earth Day Poster
Quintrell's concentric circles! Quintrell's concentric circles!
Alex's Kandinsky football boot Alex's Kandinsky football boot
Amelie's World for Earth Day Amelie's World for Earth Day
Eddie's Earth Day Art Eddie's Earth Day Art
Alice's Kandinsky sketching Alice's Kandinsky sketching
Quintrell's been busy creating a chill room Quintrell's been busy creating a chill room
Alice is enjoying creating Harry Potter soft furnishings Alice is enjoying creating Harry Potter soft furnishings
Sofia's Titanic Diary Sofia's Titanic Diary
Abby's working hard at home - love the Kandinsky on the wall Abby's working hard at home - love the Kandinsky on the wall
Abby's wonderful weaving Abby's wonderful weaving
Abby's super science Abby's super science
Can I have one? Can I have one?
Martha's trying out a new look Martha's trying out a new look
Well done for planting more veggies Martha Well done for planting more veggies Martha
Alex's Diary Writing Alex's Diary Writing
Abby's science Abby's science
Abby's science Abby's science
Alice's painting fences Alice's painting fences
Lizzy's wonderful RE Poster Lizzy's wonderful RE Poster
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