Miss Constable – Franklin Class
Home Learning Update
As some children will be returning to school on June 2nd, the way home learning is being provided will be changing due to most staff working with children in school.
Home learning projects will continue to be uploaded to the school website on a weekly basis and will now be for specific key stages, rather than year groups: Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2), Lower Key Stage 2 (Years 3 and 4) and Upper Key Stage 2 (Years 5 and 6).
Instead of logging onto a specific class page to access the home learning, you will now need to go to the Children menu on the website – Home Learning Projects and select the relevant key stage for your child.
We will continue to use the key stage email addresses, but these may not be answered from your child’s teacher. The following teachers will respond to the emails:
Reception and Year 1 and 2 - Miss White
Year 3 and 4 - Mrs Palmer (Mr Staveley will continue to respond to any Nightingale emails)
Year 5 and 6 - Mr Staveley
It has been lovely to receive some of the children’s work, but we now ask that the home learning email addresses are no longer used for sending in children’s work. The named teachers will be available only for questions regarding the work set.
Key Stage 2 will no longer be setting weekly mymaths tasks, but please continue to use Times Tables Rockstars and Accelerated Reader.
There will also be no weekly spelling lists for classes. Please use the spelling tasks on each of the weekly projects to support practicing specific sounds and letter patterns alongside year group common exception words.
Thank you for continuing to support you child/children with their home learning.
Spot the staff babies
It's half term so we thought you might like a fun activity to do. In the first attached document you will see pictures of 29 of our staff as babies. In the second document you will see the names of the staff. Can you match the names to the correct staff pictures? Look back here on Friday 29th May to check how many you got right. Good luck!
Answers to baby competition
Hello everyone. It was lovely to see so many of you on zoom this week, and thank you everyone who has emailed me too. There is no home learning or zoom this week, as it is half term. I hope you all have a lovely week!
Home Learning - Week 9
Well done for all of your learning this week. It has been lovely to see the interesting activities that have been emailed to me this week, and to share your learning on Zoom. We will have another meeting this Wednesday at 2, so if you would like to join for this first time this week, remember to email me and let me know. I know some of you are finding it difficult to stay motivated, but getting lots of home learning done now will really help you, especially if you try to think about the skills we have already learned in year 5 when you are working on your learning projects.
I wonder how many of you can email me a piece of writing this week? I am missing reading all of your great ideas and I'd love to see some organised paragraphs and powerful vocabulary to remind me how amazing your writing is! It could be something from the learning project, or you could use pobble365.com to write a story.
UPDATE - if you have already downloaded this week's learning project, please do not worry about the task asking for the children to use their CGP SATS book - this is something the Year 6 children have been using, that should have been taken off when we edited the activities for you. I've re-uploaded the project now with this part taken off.
Some amazing learning from week 8:
Home Learning Week 8
It was lovely to see so many of you in the zoom meeting last week. We would like to have a meeting like this every Wednesday at 2pm, and each meeting we will have a different focus to talk about. This week I would like you to choose something from the Week 8 learning project to share with me and the class.
· The meeting must not be recorded.
Share YOUR Story - Somerset Story Swap.
Do you enjoy writing? Have you got a story inside you? Have you written a short story of your own or even have some good ideas to share? If the answer is yes and you'd like to share it with others, here's how.
The Somerset Storyfest have invited all children in Somerset schools to Story Swap. You can post your stories on line using this link. https://www.facebook.com/Somerset-Storyfest-428942520456383/
Well done to everyone who tried this week's Kahoot - Owen was our class high-scorer, followed by Katelyn and Euan! Callum, Cobee, Katelyn and Justina have all been on TTRockstars too this week, and Liliana, Kamil, Barna and Justina have all completed AR quizzes - well done!
I have also been sent some lovely pieces of learning from the Week 7 project, and will upload these tomorrow!
Your fantastic VE day learning:
Home Learning Week 7
Thank you to everyone who has sent me their work this week; I have loved seeing what you have been up to and have put some of the great learning you have sent onto the class page below. Don’t forget there is a Zoom class meeting later in the week, when you can share more of what you have been doing with me and Mrs Calver. Remember to let me know by the end of Monday if you would like to join in with this.
This week in school, we would have been celebrating the 75th anniversary of VE Day, which marked the end of WW2 in Europe. Therefore, your home learning this week is based on the Second World War and VE Day celebrations.
As well as your normal learning project activities, there is a drawing competition below hosted by the Bridgwater Royal British Legion. We have also found another Kahoot Quiz for you to play. This time, we wanted to see how much you could remember from our class read set during WW2 – The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.
Drawing Competition - VE Day
The Bridgwater Royal British Legion has had to postpone their celebrations for VE Day on Friday 8th May 2020. To still celebrate VE day they are inviting children from Bridgwater schools to produce individual drawings depicting that day 75 years ago, when WW11 officially ended in Europe.
You need to email me a picture of your entry to the uks2 home learning email where your picture shall be judged against the other entries from KS2 to select a top 3. The 3 entries will then be sent to Bridgwater British Legion who shall choose an overall winner for the key stage.
Prize!! There will be a £25.00 book voucher for the winner of each key stage. Additionally, and with parental permission, they would like to publicise the winning entries.
The deadline to email your entry back to me is: Friday 8th May.
There are some resources on the Royal British Legion website which may be useful:
We are offering you the opportunity to meet with your teacher and your classmates using Zoom. The meeting will take place next week on:
Wednesday 2pm – Year five classes
The meeting will last for around 30 minutes. The focus of the meeting will be to say hello and share what you’ve been learning at home.
If you would like to join in with a meeting you need to ask your parents to send an email to email@example.com
I will then send them an invitation to join in. I would like to know if you want to join the meeting by Monday 4th May. I will then send you your invitation.
On Wednesday, you will need to click on the link in the email I send you so that you can join the meeting at 2pm. At the meeting, you will need to know:
- The meeting must not be recorded.
- You will need to think carefully about where you are when you join the meeting and what you are wearing so that you are ready to meet with all of your classmates.
- Your parents need to be present in the room where you have the meeting.
- Teachers will lock the meeting once everyone has joined so that no-one can join who hasn’t been invited.
- Teachers will be able to remove or mute people who do not follow the rules.
- Parents need to read Zoom’s terms and conditions, so they are sure of what Zoom is all about.
Hopefully see you there!
Our Learning from Week 6:
We have had a busy week around the house and farm. We have been putting up more fences to stop the cattle getting into the fields that are being saved to make hay later in the summer. At the house we have started to take wallpaper off the walls, James took out another bit of wall upstairs to make the bathroom bigger, and we have fitted the steel support to replace the wall we took out from the kitchen - hopefully soon I will be able to post some pictures of it looking a bit more like a house and a little bit less like a building site!
The wildlife camera has picked up lots of animals on the farm this week. We have now moved the cattle into this field so they can enjoy the grass here, so we will have to think of somewhere else to put it next week.
Have your sound on for this one - you can hear the birds singing!
A young stag
You can see all three deer in this one.
Some of your great work from last week:
Week Six Home Learning
Thank you everyone who has sent me some of their home learning this week. I have really enjoyed seeing what you have got up to. Soon I will put some of your work onto our class page to inspire the rest of Franklin class.
This week's learning project is all about the environment and there are lots of opportunities to get creative. We would love you to chose one piece of work, either from the writing tasks or the learning project to send us this week.
Well done everyone who tried the Kahoot quiz last week, and especially to those of you who made it to the top ten!
We will set up another quiz soon - perhaps you could give us some ideas for topics you would like to quiz on when you next email me some of your work?
Deer on the farm
Week 5 Home Learning
I hope you all enjoyed your Easter and ate plenty of chocolate.
I am delighted to be able to share with you a new email address which you can now use to contact me:
I am aware that you shall need to use an email address which belongs to an adult, most probably, so please check with them before you access their emails. You may also need some help with this so please ask an adult to show you how to send an email. The subject of the email must be your class name.
I know you have all been working hard over the past few weeks and would love for you to send me an email this week with the piece of work which you are most proud of. You can also use this email address as a way of communicating any questions about the home learning. I'm looking forward to receiving your email and seeing the amazing work which you have been doing!
We are also trying out a new activity this week. There is a link below for a quiz that you can try. Please use your first name as a nickname so that we know who has had a go. After each question you can see your score on the leaderboard against the rest of year 5! As you can see me and Mrs Wilkins have had a go to test it out- see if you can beat our scores!
Easter Mystery Puzzles
Week 4 Home Learning
Happy Easter everyone! I hope you've had a great weekend. I've put a few pictures below to show you what we have been up to this week. We have started work on our new house - so far we have made lots of mess clearing out the old fireplace and taking down ceilings ready to replace the old electrics! On the farm, we have replaced lots of old fences with stronger new ones, which means that yesterday we could let the cattle out of the shed and into the fields. They seem very pleased to be out and are enjoying the fresh grass.
This week's home learning is also attached below. Since it is Easter, we would like to give you some time to catch up with any learning you haven't had time for so far, as well as having time for some Easter activities. There are some fun "eggsperiments" here: https://www.science-sparks.com/10-egg-science-experiments/ and there are some Easter mysteries attached below if you would like something different to have a go at!
Home Learning Week 4 13.4.20
A young stag
Week 3 Home Learning
I hope you enjoy your home learning this week, as well as taking some time to relax and have some Easter fun!
There are no new spellings this week, but if you have time, you could look back in your homework book to find any you struggled with earlier in the year, or find a new spelling game on Topmarks or spellzone.
There is a questionnaire at the top of the learning project that we would like you to have a look at, which will help us make our curriculum at Somerset Bridge even better.
This guide has some information about Coronavirus, as well as lots of fun ideas for things you could do to keep busy and active while we are not in school:
Week 2 Home Learning
Well done everyone – I hope you all enjoyed last week’s learning. I have enjoyed seeing your progress on My Maths, TTRockstars and Accelerated Reader.
When you login to MyMaths, check your scores from last week’s activities – by clicking on your scores for each task you should find some feedback on some of the activities you completed, and some of you will have links to more practice or extra challenges to try next.
We have also set up a “Battle of the Bands” on TTRockstars between Da Vinci class and us – see how often you can login this week to help our class win!
This week's learning and spellings are attached below.
Below you will find your learning activities for this week. We hope you enjoy them. Remember you can use pobble365.com or topmarks.co.uk to find extra things to do if you would like.
Year 5 Week 1 (week beginning 23.3.20)
Year 5 Spellings (week beginning: 23.3.19)
Here are some websites you will find helpful while school is closed. We will add to these as we find new and exciting sites for you to try! Let us know if you find anything great that you think the rest of the class would enjoy.
You have passwords for these already:
https://ukhosted98.renlearn.co.uk/2231904/default.aspx (Accelerated Reader)
Here are some new sites to try:
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ (username: miss constable Password: Franklin)
Look what the farm wildlife camera picked up last night!
Our class is named after Rosalind Franklin, who was born in 1920 in London, and was a scientist who helped make important discoveries about DNA.
She was part of a wealthy family, so had a heathy childhood and a good education. She enjoyed science from a young age, and decided to become a scientist when she was 15, while she was at St Paul’s Girls School.
As she got older, she went to Newnham College, Cambridge, to study chemistry, and achieved a PhD. After this she went to King’s College in London to do research. While she was there, she took Photo 51, which shows that DNA has a double helix structure.
Someone showed her photo to Francis Crick and James Watson (without asking her). They got a Nobel Prize for their discovery, even though Franklin did a lot of the work.
As well as her work on DNA, she also investigated viruses. She was not recognised for her work until after she died from cancer in 1958. There is a university and science training programme named after her.
We think she was important because she collaborated with other scientists, and even when she did not get the credit for her work, she still kept trying to find out new things.
During the Autumn Term we have been learning about the Victorian Era.
As part of our learning about Victorian inventors and inventions, we focussed on Isambard Kingdom Brunel. We used his famous bridges, including the one our school is named after, to inspire us to design and build our own bridges.