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Year 5 – St Cecilia

Hello parents and children of Year 5 - St Cecilia. Our class page will be updated throughout the week with different activities to do at home. Please check back daily to ensure you haven't missed anything. I will also be uploading tasks on the purple mash website that will link to the lessons, so please check this every day.

If you have any questions or if you want to share your child's work with me, please don't hesitate to contact me via email - Year5@holycrossprimary.thurrock.sch.uk 

 

Thank you to all the parents who have been in contact so far, keep the photographs coming!

 

I hope you are all well and thank you for your co-operation during this time.

 

Miss Davis

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May half term - Monday 25th May - Sunday 30th May

Please continue to work on the English/Maths/Spelling/Reading Lessons below.
Home Learning - Week beginning Monday 18th May

Well done to Justin, Szymon and Umarr for sending photos in this week. Lots of hard work being done! Keep it up!

For English this week, the writing continues to focus around the story 'Our Big Kitchen'. 

You will need to access purple mash every day to read the different chapters in order to do the daily written task - there is also a comprehension task for the children to do after they have read each chapter. I have attached above instructions for this week's English. The reading for the lessons will be set as a 2do on purple mash on the day of the lesson and will disappear after the second day, just like previous weeks. For example, Monday's reading and comprehension will be accessible on Monday and will disappear on Wednesday. If you have any problems with logging on to purple mash please email me and I will try and sort the issue for you as you will need to access this website every day this week. 

 

There are also writing templates attached above to use for Monday's and Friday's lessons.

Monday - Read a chapter, discuss and ask questions. (This should last 15/20 minutes)

Tuesday - Identify any unfamiliar words. (Use a dictionary or Google)

Wednesday - Written Task (Check document above and choose one)

Thursday - Written Task (Check document above and choose one)

Friday - Comprehension (Use work books and Oxford Reading Buddy)

 

 

Science - Monday 18th May

Today, in science, we start a new topic - Living things and their habitats.

Before you complete today's science lesson, please create a mind-map - just like you would in class - of what you already know about this topic.

 

'Living Things and Their Habitats' should be written in middle of your page and you need to write what you know about it around the title. Also write three questions that you would like to find out. Then, complete the worksheet attached above, which is the first lesson in our new topic.

RE - Tuesday 19th May

Before today's RE task, please go to the mind-map that you filled in at the beginning of the 'Transformation' topic. See if you can add anything that you have learnt over the past few weeks to do with that topic.

 

Today, we start a new topic - 'Freedom and Responsibility'. 

 

Please make sure you know what the word 'reconciliation' means before starting the lesson. Hopefully you all already do. Especially if you've made your First Holy Communion !

 

"Networks of friendships and relationships enable human beings to live together.  When a child’s power to reach out, trust and make friends is diminished, they may suffer the effects for a lifetime.  Both children and adults have to discover their ability to reach out and repair what has been damaged.

If human beings are to live together in relationships, there is always need for reconciliation."

Think and reflect on:

 

  1. Recall a time when you were reconciled to someone else.
  2. What or who made the reconciliation possible?
  3. How might that person have felt?
  4. How did you feel?

 

Task- Fill in the mind-map, which is attached above. Remember to keep this for the end of the topic so that you can add your new learning to it, after completing the six lessons.

 

History - Wednesday 20th May

History - Wednesday 20th May 1
History - Wednesday 20th May 2

Last week in History, I asked you to do a bit of research on Queen Elizabeth I. I also asked you what her link was to Tilbury Fort.

 

Queen Elizabeth's troops were guarding the Thames at Tilbury Fort from a Spanish invasion (The Spanish Armada) in the summer of 1588. You should have found out in your research that Queen Elizabeth I spoke a famous speech, to her troops, before the Spanish Armada invaded. Below is a video clip of the speech that she said to them.

 

Task 1 - Watch the clip of Queen Elizabeth's speech and think about the language she is using. What words might not be used today. How does she describe herself?

After listening to the clip (you can listen to it as many times as you want), I want you to pretend you are the King/Queen of England and you are down at Tilbury Fort. Your troops are about to defend your country.  Think about:

 

  • What would your speech sound like?
  • What words would you choose to say to your army?
  • How would you describe yourself in comparison to how Queen Elizabeth described herself?

 

Task 2 - Write your speech out and practise saying it. If you have anyone at home to perform it to, then pretend they are your army and read it out to them. You could even record it and email it to me for everyone to see on our page!

Art - Wednesday 20th May

May is the month of Mary and today we are going to focus on her again for our Art lesson.

 

Today, I would like you to print off the picture of Mary above(or draw it out if you don't have a printer) and colour it in, in the appropriate colours. You could paint or use felt tips or colouring pencils, it's up to you!

Once you have done that, I want you to go out and collect some leaves and flowers from your garden and stick them on Mary to make it 3D.

 

Please do not be pulling flowers out if they have been planted by your parents!!

 

I did this in school last week and they were done beautifully. Here are some examples below:

 

            

Today in Geography, we are going to look at the uses of rivers. We have slightly touched on this in previous weeks but we're going to look at it in more detail.

 

Task - Read the PowerPoint above to find out what we are specifically looking at. Then, complete the worksheet that is attached. You may need to do some research online to be able to fill in the boxes. If you think you might write more than the box, then write the information out in your book and use subheadings.

RE - Friday 22nd May

In RE today, I want you to read the piece of Scripture above, which is from God's Story. Today's Scripture is based on Exodus 15:22-25,27, 16:13-16 and 20:8-11. Please read the Scripture above and discuss and answer:

 

  • Why are rules necessary to enable people to co-exist successfully?
  • Why was this particularly true for the Israelites wandering in the desert?
  • In what way do rules and laws bring freedom to people who follow them?
  • Why did Moses feel it was his duty to seek advice from God on rules to live by?
  • Would all the rules necessarily be about religious belief and practice?
  • Why would the Israelites accept these rules from Moses?

 

Task- Write a diary entry from an Israelite complaining about the situation they found themselves in. Explain why they would be willing to accept God’s Laws from Moses.

 

Home Learning - Week beginning Monday 11th May

Lots of learning and creativity this week from Year 5! Well done Diana, Justin and Szymon for sending in your pictures and showing me all your hard work!

English - Week beginning Monday 11th May

Science - Monday 11th May

For RE today, I want you to read the piece of Scripture above, which is based on Galatians 5:16-17, 22-23. After reading this, please discuss these questions:

 

  • What does Paul tell us that the Holy Spirit gives to everyone?
  • Which ‘fruit of the Spirit’ do you think God has given to you?
  • What ‘fruit of the Spirit’ would you like to have and why?

 

Task- Describe which ‘fruit of the Spirit’ you would like to have and why. Explain how it would transform you and how you might use it to change and transform your world at home, in class, in school and in your neighbourhood. Can you make any links from the Bible with the Holy Spirit transforming someone?

History - Wednesday 13th May

History - Wednesday 13th May 1
History - Wednesday 13th May 2

For history today, I would like you to research and answer:

 

'Who was Queen Elizabeth I and what were her links to Tilbury Fort?' 

 

We will look at this in detail next week, but I would like to see what you can find by yourself first. Have you got some information about her already in your fact file from the previous lessons? Can you find any other information/facts about her?

Art - Wednesday 13th May

Geography - Thursday 14th May

In Geography today, you are going to look at the rivers of the UK. 

 

Task 1 - Complete the worksheet on identifying the rivers of the UK.

                   (Use an atlas or Google Maps to help you)

 

Task 2 - I want you to choose three of the rivers that you have identified and write about them. Research and write about what they are used for and include any interesting facts about them. Organise your writing with subheadings and write in paragraphs. 

RE - Friday 15th May

The last RE lesson focussed on the fruits of the Holy Spirit. Today I want you to start your RE lesson off by discussing and answering:

 

  • How would you like the Spirit to help you bring about change in your daily life?
  • How might the fruit of the Holy Spirit help to change and transform the world in which you live?
  • In what ways might the Holy Spirit’s power and inspiration be experienced in your local Church community?

 

Task- Choose and research a saint and show how their lives were transformed by the power of the Spirit. Their life could be portrayed pictorially using the Traidcraft style El Salvador crosses as a model. An example of which is attached below:

Home Learning  Photos - Week Beginning 4th May

A great week filled with lots of creativity. I'm very impressed with lots of you baking from the wartime recipe book! Well done to Alice, Diana, Szymon, Hollie, Mordecai and Justin for the photographs sent in!

Home Learning Photos - Week beginning Monday 27th April

Lots of hard work again this week from Year 5 ! Well done Justin, Diana, Andreea, Mordecai, Szymon, Kosi, Nour and Jacen for all the hard and creative work sent in !

Justin playing the piano

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I have been sent this wonderful video of Justin playing his piano, he has been practising every day and I am so amazed at the talent he has! Well done Justin! If you have any talents to share, send them in too!
Home Learning Photos - Week beginning 20th April

It is so great to see so much work from this week's home learning. I keep getting more and more pictures each week and I enjoy seeing you all working so hard for your parents! Well done to Alice, Hollie, Nour, Oliwia, Andreea, Demi, Diana, Szymon and Justin. Keep up the great work!

Home Learning Photos - Week beginning Monday 30th March

Home learning work from the week of Monday 30th March. Well done Demi, Diana, Hollie, Szymon and Justin for all the hard work you sent in !

Szymon's science

Check out Szymon's Science investigation from this week's Science task ! Well done Szymon!

Home Learning photos - Week beginning Monday 23rd March

Justin has been working hard at home in his work books. He has also been practising his handwriting which is neatly written! Well done Justin!

Justin has been working hard at home in his work books. He has also been practising his handwriting which is neatly written! Well done Justin! 1
Justin has been working hard at home in his work books. He has also been practising his handwriting which is neatly written! Well done Justin! 2
Justin has been working hard at home in his work books. He has also been practising his handwriting which is neatly written! Well done Justin! 3

Alice has worked hard this week on her rap poem and has worked hard on the Maths work that was set. All beautifully presented! Well done Alice!

Alice has worked hard this week on her rap poem and has worked hard on the Maths work that was set. All beautifully presented! Well done Alice! 1
Alice has worked hard this week on her rap poem and has worked hard on the Maths work that was set. All beautifully presented! Well done Alice! 2
Alice has worked hard this week on her rap poem and has worked hard on the Maths work that was set. All beautifully presented! Well done Alice! 3

Autumn term curriculum letter

Welcome to Year 5 - St Cecilia

 

Our Class Saint is St Cecilia, Patron Saint of Music. We celebrate her Feast Day on November 22nd. St. Cecilia is one of the most famous of the Roman martyrs.

 

Teacher: Miss C Davis

Learning Support Assistants: Mrs Prior and Miss Wilton.

 

Welcome to St Cecilia class page! Please check here for updates on the work we are doing and for any important information regarding the class.

 

 

St Cecilia's Prayer

O glorious saint who chose to die instead of denying your king, 

we pray you please to help us as his fair praise we sing.

We lift our hearts in joyous song to honour him this way.

And while we sing, remembering, to sing is to double pray.

At once in our hearts and in our tongues

we offer double prayer sent heavenward on winged notes

to praise God dwelling there.

While in our hearts and tongues we try with song to praise God twice,

We ask dear saint, to help us be united close to Christ 

Amen

 

 

Saint Cecilia

Saint Cecilia 1

Saint Cecilia is the patroness of musicians. It is written that as the musicians played at her wedding she "sang in her heart to the Lord". Her feast day is celebrated on November 22.

 

Cecilia was a Roman noblewoman who had given her heart to Christ. Under the rich clothes worn by women of high class, Cecilia wore a rough shirt that caused her suffering. She wanted to be able to offer this sacrifice to Jesus, whose bride she intended to be.

But Cecilia's parents gave her in marriage to a young pagan noble, Valerian of Trastevere. Celia is considered the patroness of music because during the wedding celebration, the lovely bride sat apart, singing a hymn of love to God in her heart and praying for his help.

When she and Valerian, her husband, were alone, she gathered up courage and said to him: "I have a secret to tell you. You must know that I have an angel of God watching over me. If you let me keep my promise to be Christ's bride only, my angel will love you as he loves me."

Valerian was surprised and said kindly, "Show me this angel. If he comes from God, I will do as you wish."

Cecilia said, "If you believe in the one true God and receive the waters of Baptism, then you will see my angel." Valerian went to Bishop Urban and was received with joy. After he had professed his belief in the Christian religion, he was baptized and returned to St. Cecilia. There by the saint's side, the young man saw the splendid angel.

The angel placed a crown on each of their heads, and offered Valerian a favor and Valerian asked that his brother also be baptized.

Valerian's brother, Tiburtius, learned of the Christian faith from Cecilia. She spoke so beautifully of Jesus that before long, he too was baptized. Together the two brothers performed many works of charity and mercy, like burying dead Christian martyrs.

When they were arrested for being Christians, they went bravely to death rather than give up their new faith in Jesus. St. Cecilia lovingly buried their bodies, before she too was arrested.

She even converted the officers who tried to make her sacrifice to false gods. When she was put into a fire, it did not harm her. Then they tried to suffocate her and finally, a man was sent to her house to behead her.

He struck her neck three times, but Cecilia did not die immediately. She lay on the floor unable to move. Yet by holding out three fingers of one hand, and one of the other, she still professed her belief in the Blessed Trinity.

When her tomb was opened about one thousand five hundred years later in Rome, her body was still found perfect and incorrupt.

Creating dream catchers based on The BFG

Creating dream catchers based on The BFG  1
Creating dream catchers based on The BFG  2
Creating dream catchers based on The BFG  3

Working on our Place Value skills

Working on our Place Value skills 1
Working on our Place Value skills 2

Investigating Levers

Investigating Levers 1
Investigating Levers 2
Investigating Levers 3

Performing Poetry

Performing Poetry 1
Performing Poetry 2
Performing Poetry 3
Performing Poetry 4

High Frequency Words

All children in St  Cecelia's Class should already be able to accurately spell all these words by heart:

Year 3 and 4 Spellings

accident

century

experiment

interest

particular

remember

accidentally

certain

extreme

island

peculiar

sentence

actual

circle

famous

knowledge

perhaps

separate

actually

complete

favourite

learn

popular

special

address

consider

February

length

position

straight

answer

continue

forward(s)

library

possess

strange

appear

decide

fruit

material

possession

strength

arrive

describe

grammar

medicine

possible

suppose

believe

different

group

mention

potatoes

surprise

bicycle

difficult

guard

minute

pressure

therefore

breath

disappear

guide

natural

probably

though

breathe

early

heard

naughty

promise

although

build

earth

heart

notice

purpose

thought

busy

eight

height

occasion

quarter

through

business

eighth

history

occasionally

question

various

calendar

enough

imagine

often

recent

weight

caught

exercise

increase

opposite

regular

woman

centre

experience

important

ordinary

reign

women

 

Year 5 and 6 spellings

 

accommodate

communicate

equip

immediately

physical

sincerely

accompany

community

equipped

individual

prejudice

soldier

according

competition

equipment

interfere

privilege

stomach

achieve

conscience

especially

interrupt

profession

sufficient

aggressive

conscious

exaggerate

language

programme

suggest

amateur

controversy

excellent

leisure

pronunciation

symbol

ancient

convenience

existence

lightning

queue

system

apparent

correspond

explanation

marvellous

recognise

temperature

appreciate

criticise

familiar

mischievous

recommend

thorough

attached

curiosity

foreign

muscle

relevant

twelfth

available

definite

forty

necessary

restaurant

variety

average

desperate

frequently

neighbour

rhyme

vegetable

awkward

determined

government

nuisance

rhythm

vehicle

bargain

develop

guarantee

occupy

sacrifice

yacht

bruise

dictionary

harass

occur

secretary

 

category

disastrous

hindrance

opportunity

shoulder

 

cemetery

embarrass

identity

parliament

signature

 

committee

environment

immediate

persuade

sincere

 

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