Welcome to Jet Class
Teacher: Miss Green
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Smallwood
Autumn Curriculum Map: The Mysteries of Egypt, Autumn Jet Class Routines, Autumn Weekly Updates
Spring Curriculum Map: Jet's Space Race,
Spring Jet Class Routines, Spring Weekly Updates
Summer Curriculum Map: Our Restless Earth
Summer Home Learning Daily Updates
Jet Class Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a short video of the pet pictures you all sent in! I absolutely loved them and I'm sure you will too! Hopefully I got all of the names correct!
Important information for parents:
- Please let me know via email if you are/are not happy for me to share your child's pictures/work on the school website if you haven't already!
- When you are writing an email to me, remember to send it to the class email address each time: email@example.com. DO NOT reply to the one sent from me. It goes to a ‘firstname.lastname@example.org address, which takes a while to get to us, if at all!
- Please do keep emailing us, letting us know how your children are getting on and share photos of their work. We will be awarding a virtual ‘Star of the Day’ award on the class pages of the website each day. It might be for an amazing piece of writing, artwork, maths or for showing one of our core values.
- If your child has run out of room in their homework books, you can swap it for a new one at school between 9 and 12, Monday-Friday.
- Some of the children took home a school reading book. If they have finished it, email me so we can arrange a book swap! If you aren't sure if your child has a book from school, email me as I have a list and can let you know
- Click this link to read our E-safety letter: E-safety for parents and carers.
Important: Please Read this Letter
This term we are going to be running a reading challenge to see who in each class will read the most books. They can be books from school, home, the library or online books. Find below the table to record all the books you have read. Make sure you bring the sheet back to school with you, when we return. Reading Challenge Record table.
TT Rockstars World Record Attempt
Want to be a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title holder? Now is your chance! We're looking for the fastest times tabler in the world.
Have you become super speedy at answering your facts?
Do you think you have got what it takes to break a World record?
Click here if your child is struggling with the home learning activities.
During this difficult time, we understand it is hard for some of the children to access all of the online learning. As we aren't in our usual learning environment, it is difficult to cater to the needs of all children. Below, I have gathered a range of resources (which I will continuously add to) to help those children who are struggling with the year 5 learning. The resources are mainly targeted at maths/SPaG/reading activities, as topic work and writing tends to be opened ended and accessible for most children. Don't forget, you can always take a look at the year 3/4 learning if your child is finding the year 5 learning tricky.
This work does not need to be printed (unless you want to) you can just write out the answers.
Half Term Activities
Click this link to find some super activities you could try during half term!
Thursday 21st May 2020
We are hoping to post a school update on/after the Bank Holiday. Parents are kindly asked to keep an eye on the website and FB. If you are a key worker and have not yet responded to the letter posted on Tuesday, please do so today.
Today will be the LAST DAY of home learning until after half term! As tomorrow would have been an INSET day, we will not be setting home learning tasks. However you may choose to use this time to catch up on any work (particularly maths and English) ready for after half term! If you have completed all of the learning so far, then it's time to take a break!
If you have not collected your Easter Egg, please do so tomorrow, as it will be the last day you can come to collect them!
Star of the Day - Jamie - For 2 reasons: Jamie has created a super papier-mâché volcano model and has cracked long multiplication during his time learning at home! Your hard work has paid off Jamie! Well done!
Wednesday 20th May 2020
Please note that this school letter contains information required from Key-Worker parents. We kindly ask you to respond by Wednesday 20th May. Thank you.
Star of the Day Award - Jackson - For your hard work and dedication throughout lockdown. Since day 1, you have been working so hard on all of the home learning activities, you have emailed me weekly with some fantastic work and you have persevered when work has been challenging! You are amazing! Keep it up!
Here are some of the Lego models Jackson has made over the past 2 months!
Tuesday 19th May 2020
Please note that this school letter contains information required from Key-Worker parents. We kindly ask you to respond by Wednesday 20th May. Thank you.
Star of the Day Award - Farrah - For practising your DT skills by using wood and a plastic bottle to create a bird feeder! A great way to recycle and I am sure the birds are very happy to have a new lunchtime spot! Great Work!
Monday 18th May 2020
Note to parents/carers - Thank you for all your hard work over the last few weeks to help your children with their learning! I know this is a difficult time for both you and your children so I really appreciate your support. It has been fantastic to see so many emails with super learning, activities and projects you have all been doing at home! If you have any questions or concerns, please do send me an email on the Jet class email address that can be found at the top of each daily learning plan. Keep up the hard work, you are doing a great job!
Star of the Day Award - Lacey - For a superb effort towards ALL of the home learning activities. You have sent in some fantastic work and pictures of the activities you have been getting up to at home! Well done! Here are some pictures of Lacey's hard work
Lacey's Fairy garden
I have had so many pictures of pets sent in, I am still organising them! I will post the pictures as soon as I am finished! If you haven't already sent in a picture of your pets, please do! Remember, you need to send me an email giving permission to put pictures and work online if you haven't done so already!
Tegan and Freya's Conker Poems
Friday 15th May 2020
Star of the Day Award - Alfie - For an excellent effort to continue PE during lockdown! I know lots of us are finding it very hard to get motivated at the moment but Alfie is going for a run every morning at 7 as part of his PE. I wish I had that much energy in the morning! Such great determination and motivation - well done!
Thursday 14th May 2020
Star of the Day Award - Lola - An superb Conker poem! You have put so much effort into ALL of your home learning activities. Your hard work has paid off with this super piece of writing! Excellent work!
Elysia's Volcano Eruption and Aiden's Science Exploration (Rocks and Fossils)
Wednesday 13th May 2020
Star of the Day Award - Lucas - For having such a positive attitude towards home learning. You have emailed in some fantastic work and made a great contribution to the TT Rockstars competition. The other teachers and I are so impressed with your hard work! Well done!
Please remember, if you haven't emailed me with permission to share your work/pictures, please ask your parents to do so! I have had some amazing work sent in but cannot share it until I have your permission.
Morning Jet Class, I have accidentally attached the wrong link to today's BBC Bitesize lesson - silly me! Here is the correct one. If you are following the White Rose lessons, this does not affect you.
Tuesday 12th May 2020
Star of the Day Award - Emmie - For showing super independence. You always come into school with such a positive attitude. You work hard, don't give up and put 100% effort into everything you do! Keep it up!
Monday 11th May 2020
Note to children and parents: The White Rose Maths Hub has changed its resource access for parents. Access to the video tutorials are still free but worksheets are only available for premium users. To watch the daily video – continue to click on the White Rose link. I will save the worksheets and answers under the Daily Home Learning Activities pages, as you will no longer have access via the White Rose Website.
The White Rose are also working with the BBC on their lesson plans, so I will attach both the BBC link and the White Rose Link to daily plans. Each day, you/your child can CHOOSE to either complete the BBC activities OR the White Rose worksheet.
- There is still no need to print the work (unless you want to).
- Some days, I may give the children a task that is not linked to the BBC or White Rose.
- There are optional extension tasks if you want an extra challenge.
- The expectation is only to complete one of the lessons but if your child needs more practise or wants to challenge themselves further. They can complete both activities
Star of the Day Award - Elysia - For showing great determination and motivation towards learning during lockdown. Since lockdown, Elysia has practised cooking/baking skills, completed first aid lessons, created a fantastic paper mache volcano, sent in examples of super writing and came 4th overall in the TT Rockstars competition - a very busy bee indeed!
Friday 8th May 2020 - Bank holiday - no work set!
Thursday 7th May 2020
Star of the Day Award - Jess and Daniel - For a spectacular newspaper report. Jess and Daniel worked together on a fantastic newspaper report. You have demonstrated all of the features brilliantly. I would love a copy of the Ladkin Times on my doorstep everyday!
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Children and parents, if you have not emailed me this week, could you please send me a quick email by Sunday evening, to let me know you are okay! If you would like to send me a message with any work or activities you have been doing, then that would be lovely but if not that's fine, just send me a short message to let me know you are okay. I will try and phone anyone I don't hear from next week. Feel free to pass on the message to other Jet class children/parents incase they don't see this update! Thank you! :)
TT Rockstars Announcement: PURITON WON THE COMPETITION! As a class, we came in third place for average user score and second for overall points, so you did a terrific job! I am so impressed with all of those children, who logged on and participated in the competition. You should be proud of yourselves...I certainly am!
Wednesday 6th May 2020
Star of the Day Award - Kacie - For experimenting with science during lockdown! Your crystal experiment looks fantastic!
As I will be referring to the Year 5 and 6 Maths Challenges Booklet regularly, I have saved it at the top of the page.
Tuesday 5th May 2020
Star of the Day Award - Lucas - For a fantastic effort towards our TT Rockstars competition. You are top place in Jet class today and 4th place across the WHOLE competition! Great job!
A massive well done to all of those practising on TT rockstars. You are doing a super job! Keep up the hard work. Jet class is currently 3rd place, let's see if we can get 1st!
Monday 4th May 2020
Star of the Day Award - Lily-Rose - For showing great determination, perseverance and motivation when learning at home.
Friday 1st May 2020
Madam Pickford emailed me to say some of the links for her French lesson (on the home learning plan) might be missing/not work. Here is the lesson she would like you to complete instead.
1.5.20: Look at your list of clothing items from last week. How many do you still need to work on?
Now refresh your knowledge of French colours by listening to, reading and repeating the phrases on this clip: https://youtu.be/13yD_eIzecg . Can you remember why there are different spellings of the colours? What does (masc. and fem. stand for?).
Colours are Adjectives and don’t have a gender (un/une) like Nouns but because they are adjectives they always have to copy the noun they are describing. We saw this before with colours describing our hair and eyes. Remember, nouns and adjectives are the best of friends and adjectives always copy what their noun friends are doing. So if a noun is masculine (un…or le….), then so is the adjective that describes it. If a noun is feminine (une… or la…) then so is the adjective that describes it😊 Can you watch the clip again and find any exceptions to this rule where the spelling of some colours don’t change whether they describe a masc. or fem. noun? Can you make any guesses why? Can you find a rule for converting most masc. describing colours into feminine ones?
Now have fun watching this song about weather and clothing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tg44TcOl1Xs
Make a vocab list with English in one column and French in the other for all the new words you find, (use google translate to help you). Can you sing along to the song and perform it to your family members? I’m sure you can sing it better than the man’s singing voice! Bon effort!
Star of the Day Award - Daniel - For a fantastic start to our 'Restless Earth' topic with a super volcano model. Here is an action shot of Daniel at work!
Thursday 30th April 2020
Star of the Day Award - Brooke - For working incredibly hard on TT Rockstars to improve your own knowledge and help Jet class and Puriton School in the competition! Great start Brooke!
I must say, I am so proud of so many of you for making such a massive effort to move us up the leader board! Keep up the hard work Jet Class! Let's win this!
This is Freya's story that won her star of the day yesterday! Read the fantastic descriptions she includes throughout her story! A Day at Navata Zoo
Wednesday 29th April 2020
Don't forget to send me an email with anything you would like to share today! I love hearing from you! It could be a great piece of work you have done and are proud of or something else you have been doing during lockdown that you would like to share! :)
Please remind your parents to let me know if they are/are not happy for me to share your pictures/work on the school website if they haven't already!
Star of the Day Award - Freya - For writing such a fantastic and descriptive story, using the powerful vocabulary and grammar we have been working on this year.
Tuesday 28th April 2020
Star of the Day Award - Tegan - For being so creative with your home PE lessons. You created a fantastic chalk obstacle course. Below is a section of Tegan's obstacle course. Perhaps you could try one at home!
Monday 27th April 2020
|Lola's Volcano Project||Lucas' Timestable Practise|
|Brooke's French Work||Jess' Holiday Baking|
27.4.20 Volcano Labelling Activity
27.4.20 The Listeners Comprehension
27.4.20 Poem Audio: The Lost Words - Conker
27.4.20 Poem Text:Written by Robert Macfarlane, illustrated by Jackie Morris and published by Penguin Books, The Lost Words - Conker Text
Friday 24th April 2020
Thursday 23rd April 2020
Wednesday 22nd April 2020
Tuesday 21st April 2020
21.4.20 Parenthesis 3 Qs
Monday 20th April 2020
Make Your Own Volcano Links
Spring Home Learning Daily Updates
White Rose: Bake it Fairy Cakes
White Rose: Play it Card Games
White Rose: Estimate it Daffodils
White Rose: Make it Den Building
White Rose: Estimate it - Length of your street
White Rose: Move it - Obstacle course
18th March 2020
W/C 9th March 2020
In the event of school closure, this is where any work will be uploaded. I have asked the children to visit this class page to check they are able to find it at home. They were asked to give me the code word I have posted.
Code Word: Pungent
This week in Jet class, we began to design trees for the South West Science Challenge 2020. We have been set the challenge to design, build, test and evaluate a tree that can withstand certain challenges. Our trees must be freestanding, less than one meter tall and wide, and made of only paper, card and masking tape.
To test our tree, we will test how many Newtons it takes to pull over, test the canopy of the leaves by shaking salt over the top (acting as rain) and see how much weight we can hang from the branches. Jet class would be very grateful for any donations of cardboard tubes and plastic bottles to help with this challenge.
In English, we have been writing our own animal poems in the same style as The Rum Tum Tugger by T.S. Eliot. Most of us considered the personality of our own pets to write about. We found it a great way of demonstrating our knowledge of poetic features and how to write an effective poem.
Here is a link to a voice over of our class poem for the poetry slam:
W/C 2nd March 2020
This week we have been building on our understanding of poetry. Using Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot, we interpreted different poems with a similar theme. It was good to compare the poems to the musical performance clips as we could see if the theatre production matches our own interpretation of the cats!
We began exploring forces this week in science. We used the big parachute to demonstrate where different forces are acting at different times. We explored the story of Sir Isaac Newton discovering gravity and discussed his importance as a famous historical figure as well as a celebrated scientist.
W/C 24th February 2020
After a fantastic half term, we were all very excited this week in Jet class, as we had our spring inspire. With our adults, we painted polystyrene balls as each planet in our solar system to create a planet mobile. We made sure we put the planets in the correct order and really looked at the detail of each planet’s surface to get a true likeness.
In maths we have been using apparatus to help us understand the process of converting improper to mixed fractions. We used cubes to represent our parts and when we felt confident, began to use bar models and drawings to support our learning.
W/C 3 February 2020
This week in Jet Class, we have completed our pattern spotting investigations in maths. We used our previous skills of working systematically to find the number of ways to do up a coat with 3 or 4 buttons. We used this information to spot relationships and patterns with number to calculate the number of ways to do up a coat with 18 buttons! We discussed the importance of recording our findings in an organised way, as this is the best way to spot a pattern.
In English, we had the chance to write and edit our free writes based on a picture stimulus. Most of us chose to write a story. Miss Green thinks we had some fantastic plots and we used the opportunity to show off our spectacular vocabulary!
In PE, we completed our samba dance and continued to develop our own dances! If you want to have a go at home, here is the dance we have been learning in PE!
W/C 27 January 2020
This week in Jet class we had a visit from Mrs Coles! In the morning, we continued to improve our encyclopaedia research pages about our solar system. Following this, we began our persuasive Powerpoint presentations about whether we should send astronauts to Mars. Some of us are arguing for a mission to mars, so that we can use scientific research to prepare us for the future. While others are arguing against, for reasons such as environmental impact and cost.
In science, we used a globe and torch to demonstrate the process of day and night and how the seasons occur. We discussed that a 1 whole day lasts 24 hrs as this is how long Earth takes to rotate on its axis. Whilst rotating, the part of the earth facing the sun is in day time and the part in shadow is experiencing night time. We also explored the four seasons because our planet is tilted on its axis and orbits around the sun, different parts of the earth are closer to the sun at different times, which causes us to have different seasons.
Lastly, in PE, we were introduced to samba music and dance. We learned about the history of the Rio carnival and why this type of music is so significant to Brazil. We then had a go at performing some of the moves. We look forward to performing a whole routine over the coming weeks.
W/C 20 January 2020
This week in Jet class, we put our biographical knowledge to the test by writing our own biographies about someone we admire. We have researched a variety of authors, actors, sportsmen and historical figures and have been very excited to find out about their childhood, careers and legacy.
In DT, we had our first session using saws to cut pieces of wood. Miss Green gave us very specific measurements to test our measuring and sawing skills, which will be crucial to creating our own space toys using CAM mechanisms.
In science we have been researching our solar system and are in the midst of creating a class encyclopedia of the different things in our solar system. We discovered that Jupiter is the biggest planet and is called a ‘gas giant’ as it is mainly composed of gas and Mercury is the smallest planet – only a little bigger than our Moon.
We were also VERY excited about a delivery Mrs Madge made to Jet class on Thursday morning. We received 30 copies of our class book, Cosmic – by Frank Cottrell-Boyce, so that when we have our class read, we can all follow along and have a go at reading to the class.
W/C 13 January 2020
At the beginning of the week, we continued our exploration of Tim Peake to inform our biographies. We found out that Tim Peake was the 7th British astronaut to go to space and the first to walk in space. Following our research, we created a timeline with specific dates and details of his life as these are crucial when writing biographies.
In maths, we revisited our previous mistakes when reasoning and problem solving and worked with a partner to see if we could over them. We then discussed the importance of showing our method and calculations while solving tricky maths problems.
In RE we watched videos about the Jewish coming of age ceremonies, Bat Mitzvahs and Bar Mitzvahs. It is a significant time in a Jewish child’s life when they are considered a Jewish adult, at 12 or 13 years old and have to take on responsibilities such as reading the Torah at the Synagogue.
In PE, we were creating our own circuits based on different sports scenarios such as a footballer who couldn’t get past a defender. We had to consider how our circuits would help the person in each scenario, following this we had the chance to create and take part in our own circuits as well as other groups’.
W/C 6 January 2020
We have settled back into Jet Class very well this term! We started the week by reading Tim Peake's biography and researching his life. This will help us to write our own biographies on Tim Peake over the coming weeks.
On Thursday, we had our WOW! day. In the morning, we had a carousel of books about space and decided which books captured our interest. After break, we had a go at creating our own rockets with alka-seltzer tablets, vinegar and film canisters. We used different ratios of vinegar to tablets to see what combination resulted in the best propulsion - although it was very smelly! In the afternoon, we used enquiry skills to begin our space exploration. We combined our own knowledge of space with what we wanted to know about space to compose a list of questions that we hope to answer throughout spring term.
W/C 25th November 2019
In Jet class this week we have been introduced to our new myths and legends topic in English. We had the opportunity to read some myths and legends from different places and cultures and tried to spot the pattern of a typical myth. This will help us to write our own Egyptian myth in English next week.
In maths we have been multiplying and dividing multiples of 10, 100 and 1000. We discussed the rule of equations and now we know that what you do to one side of the equals sign, you MUST do to the other!
In history, we have been looking at a typical day of an ancient Egyptian, from the type of bed they woke up in to the type of food they ate for dinner! We certainly found ancient Egyptian toilets VERY interesting!
W/C 4th November 2019
Jet class have had a great first week back! It seems everyone had a fantastic half term and we were all very excited to talk about our favourite carnival floats and the things we got up to during our week off.
This week in maths we have moved onto multiplication and division, looking at the relationship between inverse operations and how to find factors and multiples of numbers. In English, we have been exploring scripts, identifying their features and having a go at some drama using stage directions! Hopefully, we will move on to writing our own scripts next week.
Additionally, we started our new art topic (watercolour landscapes). We critiqued the world-famous artist Vincent Van Gogh, famous for his oil and watercolour paintings. We evaluated his 'Landscape with Bridge' painting using content, form, process and mood. We were all very excited to find our new PE topic is netball! We practised different types of passes such as bounce, shoulder and chest pass and discussed when we would use them in a game! We will put these skills to good use next week!
W/C 7th October 2019
This week in Jet class we have been writing diary entries from Howard Carter's perspective in 1922, the day he found the first steps leading to Tutankhamun's tomb. We discussed who should get the credit for this incredible find: Howard Carter, who was in charge of the excavation, Lord Carnarvon who paid for the excavation, or the little boy, who found the first step.
In science we looked at the life cycle of an amphibian. We practised note-taking skills as we compared the differences between the life cycle of a frog and the life cycle of a mammal. In PE we took part in the skipping workshop, where we practised different skipping techniques such as the cross-over, which a few of us have now mastered! Resilience has also been a theme in Jet class this week, we discussed the importance of never giving up, which was very helpful in our cross country run!
W/C 30th September 2019
This week in Jet class, we have been building on previous knowledge in maths to subtract 5 digit numbers and apply our knowledge to solve tricky word problems. In English, we have followed the story of Howard Carter's discovery of King Tutankhamun. We have discussed how he would have felt after years of searching for the world-famous King.
In science, we have been discussing the life cycle of a mammal and how they develop from an embryo to adulthood. We discussed the different gestation periods mammals have and Charlie came up with the hypothesis that the bigger the mammal, the longer the gestation period. We are going to research over the weekend to see if he is right!
W/C 23rd September 2019
This week in Jet class we have begun our new topic in maths, applying our knowledge and methods of addition to 5 digit numbers and representing these calculations in different ways. In English, we made our first attempt at writing a recount, inspired by a video about an Egyptian themed roller-coaster ride. We have edited our work and hope to use our edits to inform our next write up.
Our exploration into the Egyptians is in full swing! In DT we have been exploring the different things architects and designers need to consider when designing a building. Next week, we will link this to our Egyptian topic, exploring structure of the pyramids. In history we have created a timeline of key ancient Egyptian events and discussed the meaning of chronology and how we order events that happened BC.