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Wednesday 8th April

Shakespeare's Wooden Leg - Chapter 4

Here is the next instalment. You should be able to spot a few more of your names in here.

Monday 6th April

Another local walk to Horsbere Brook today - it's becoming my favourite destination for my daily exercise.

Six new birds to add to the list:

 

Jay     Reed bunting     Kestrel     Swallow     Wren     Blackbird

 

I was particularly pleased to spot a reed bunting - I haven't seen one for quite a while. They are not garden birds, but you may be lucky enough to spot one amongst reeds by a pond or lake.

 

Also, 3 different butterfly species today:

 

Peacock     Comma     Orange Tip

Picture 1 Reed bunting
Picture 2 Peacock
Picture 3 Comma
Picture 4 Orange tip

Shakespeare's Wooden Leg - Chapter 3

The next chapter is now finished. I hope you've enjoyed the story so far. If not, it gets more exciting in this chapter! Thanks to Hugo and Isaac for their plot ideas. If you haven't already noticed, I have been sprinkling class names into the story - so you can do a bit of name-spotting as you read.

Easter Activities for the next two weeks - some fun things for you to try over the Easter break.

HAPPY EASTER from Mr Searle!

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A Gloucester Walk - Bird-spotting

On Friday afternoon I went for a local walk in Gloucester to a small nature reserve called Horsbere Brook. I took my binoculars with me and managed to spot 20 different species:

Herring gull     Mute swan     Moorhen     Mallard     Magpie     Carrion crow     Chaffinch     Skylark     Coot     Wood pigeon

Great tit     Blue tit     Long-tailed tit     Goldfinch     House sparrow     Buzzard     Pheasant     Collared dove     Starling    

Robin

 

Nothing particularly special on that list - but egrets have been seen there - and even an otter!

 

See if you can get out and about on a local walk in the next fortnight and see what you can spot.

Picture 1 Horsbere Brook, Gloucester
Picture 2 Horsbere Brook, Gloucester
Picture 3 Egret at Horsbere Brook

FRIDAY QUIZ RESULTS : Science

Another good turn-out for my Science quiz; Matthieu rejoined the quizzing crew, but there was no Bertie or Jude this time.

 

TOP 5

Arlo   17,539

Andrew

George

Lucas

Nathan

 

Quite a different look to the top 5 this time - and GEORGE did make it, well done!

 

There will be a WEEKLY QUIZ after the Easter break, but you could of course make up your own quizzes to try out on your family and friends!

‘Flumpy’ the elephant has the pin for today’s quiz: SCIENCE

‘Flumpy’ the elephant has the pin for today’s quiz: SCIENCE  1 Questions about forces, space and materials today.

Common Birds - look out for these birds when you're out and about this week.

Common Birds - look out for these birds when you're out and about this week. 1 Robin
Common Birds - look out for these birds when you're out and about this week. 2 House sparrow
Common Birds - look out for these birds when you're out and about this week. 3 Blackbird
Common Birds - look out for these birds when you're out and about this week. 4 Blue Tit
Common Birds - look out for these birds when you're out and about this week. 5 Great Tit
Common Birds - look out for these birds when you're out and about this week. 6 Magpie
Common Birds - look out for these birds when you're out and about this week. 7 Wood pigeon
Common Birds - look out for these birds when you're out and about this week. 8 Carrion Crow
Common Birds - look out for these birds when you're out and about this week. 9 Chaffinch
Common Birds - look out for these birds when you're out and about this week. 10 Greenfinch
Common Birds - look out for these birds when you're out and about this week. 11 Goldfinch
Common Birds - look out for these birds when you're out and about this week. 12 Starling

Here's a photo I took this morning - it shows a house sparrow on one of our feeders.

Here's a photo I took this morning - it shows a house sparrow on one of our feeders. 1 Would you recognise this bird?

Thursday's Quiz Results

Well done again to all those who took part yesterday - 19 of you this time: the most we've had all week. Welcome, Bertie for the first time!

 

TOP 5

Isaac   24,422

Dhilon

Tristan

Nathan

Arlo

 

George has been just outside the top 5 all week - maybe Friday is your day, George!

Good luck with your quizzing.

 

Ted has the details for Thursday’s quiz: it’s all about the books we have been reading in class.

Ted has the details for Thursday’s quiz: it’s all about the books we have been reading in class. 1 Ted hopes you’re enjoying the Spring flowers!

No dartboard at home? Use this spreadhseet to play virtually!

Mr Searle has been playing darts while stuck indoors. It’s a great game to practise your Maths skills.

Mr Searle has been playing darts while stuck indoors. It’s a great game to practise your Maths skills. 1 If you have no board - use Mr Searle’s spreadsheet

Shakespeare's Wooden Leg: Here's Chapter Two - hope you enjoy it: Please email school with your ideas for Chapter 3 - how should the plot develop?

Wednesday Quiz Results

Well done to all those who took part in yesterday’s quiz: Mountains and Mayhem

 

Arlo, Andrew, Danni, Dhilon, Dougie, Gabi, Hannah, Harry, Hugo, Isaac, Lena, Lucas, Matthieu, Nathan, Patrick (Y6), Priya, Tristan and Vlad.

 

TOP 5

Tristan   25,419 points

Hugo

Isaac

Arlo

Harry

 

The scores were very high, so you clearly remember this work really well.

Good luck with today’s quiz: Class Books

Wednesday’s Quiz: Mountains and Mayhem

Wednesday’s Quiz: Mountains and Mayhem 1 What can you remember about volcanoes?

Doodle Maths and Doodle Tables

There are a few children who did not doodle last week. If you have forgotten your login details, please email school and we can sort that out for you.

Mr Searle’s Story

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Have a go at the punctuation challenge.

Tuesday's Quiz - The Results

A Celebration of the Number 30!

Well done to all those who took part in this one - a very similar group of children to Monday's, although no Priya this time.

 

Patrick from Y6 joined in and scored very well indeed.

 

Top 5 Y5s:

Hannah  14,686 points

Isaac

Dhilon

Lucas

Tristan

 

I don't know who Fred the Red is - possibly Freddie. Please use a name that I will recognise. Remember, you can only take part once!

Tuesday’s Quiz

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Today’s questions are all about the number 30!

Sinker Thinker Help

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If you're not sure how to get new numbers in Sinker Thinker's bubbles, this short video will show you.

PLAY SINKER THINKER AT HOME!

WW2 QUIZ RESULTS

Well done to the 17 members of Year 5 who took part in Monday's quiz:

Arlo. Danni, Dhilon, Dougie, Gabi, George, Hannah, Harry, Hugo, Isaac, Jude, Lena, Lucas, Matthieu, Priya, Tristan and Vlad

 

Thanks also to Finn in Y4 who gave it a go and beat some of the Year 5s!

 

TOP FIVE:

Isaac   20,028 points  15 out of 15!

Arlo

Hannah

Tristan

George

 

Harry, I had to disallow your second and third goes - please only do the quizzes once!

 

Please message the rest of the class, so that they all know to take part for the rest of the week.

 

Monday’s Quiz

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What can you remember from our work on World War Two? Use Kahoot! to have a go at today’s quiz - you’ve got until 9:30pm tonight.

Shaespeare's Wooden Leg - a story written by Mr Searle in the strange Spring of 2020

Home Learning Week 2 (beginning 30th March 2020)

See documents below. The first document outlines the plan for the week. Other documents will be needed for some of the activities. Have fun learning. Please email me if you have particular problems - Mr Searle (admin@christchurch-chelt.gloucs.sch.uk)

THE DAILY QUIZ

Next week (Monday 30th March - Friday 3rd April) I will be setting the Year 5 children a quiz each morning. Quiz details will go up on this page each morning at 9:30am. The subjects will be: WW2, 30, Mountains and Mayhem, Books and Science.

In order to take part in the quizzes, you will need to have access to a tablet or phone at home with a free app called Kahoot! downloaded. I will be able to see all your results and will post high scores on the class page the next morning.

GOOD LUCK!

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE answers: elephant, oast house, mug, paper sign, toy reindeer, pineapple, Saints FC badge, photo.

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE answers: elephant, oast house, mug, paper sign, toy reindeer, pineapple, Saints FC badge, photo. 1 Hope you spotted them all!

Have a good weekend - you can have a break from the school work, but I couldn’t resist a simple SPOT THE DIFFERENCE puzzle.

Have a good weekend - you can have a break from the school work, but I couldn’t resist a simple SPOT THE DIFFERENCE puzzle. 1 There are 8 differences.
Have a good weekend - you can have a break from the school work, but I couldn’t resist a simple SPOT THE DIFFERENCE puzzle. 2 Can you spot them all?
HOME LEARNING: WEEK 1

Anagram puzzle solution - well done to all those who got it right.

Anagram puzzle solution - well done to all those who got it right. 1 Hopefully you recognised the three key messages.

Anagram puzzles

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Use all the letters to work out these tricky anagrams.

Letter change puzzle : MR SEARLE’S SOLUTION

Letter change puzzle : MR SEARLE’S SOLUTION 1 Let me know if you have a different solution.

STAY - SAFE

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A word puzzle: change a letter at a time.

Solution for 2 metre problem - I hope you had fun solving this one. The only way to solve it is in 3D - either by having one person higher or lower (in a hole!).

Solution for 2 metre problem - I hope you had fun solving this one. The only way to solve it is in 3D - either by having one person higher or lower (in a hole!). 1 Here is my solution in the back garden!
Solution for 2 metre problem - I hope you had fun solving this one. The only way to solve it is in 3D - either by having one person higher or lower (in a hole!). 2 The shape they make is a regular tetrahedron.

2 metre problem

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Mr Searle says hello!

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Year 5 Long Term Plan 2019 - 2020

Our topic for the Spring Term is:

Mountains and Mayhem

We will be answering the key question: How do volcanoes erupt?

We will investigate the structure of the Earth beneath our feet and find out about tectonic plates. We will research how mountains are made and use maps and atlases to locate the World's major volcanoes and earthquake zones. We will discover how movement of the tectonic plates can cause earthquakes and volcanic activity. We will write an explanation text to show the different types of volcano and how they erupt.

 

If you have any interesting resources or contacts linked to this topic, please let Mr Searle know. 

 

 

Our Class Non-Linear Quest

History with Gloucestershire University - A Chelteham Air Raid

STEM WEEK - Sphero Robots

STEM WEEK - Science at All Saints

STEM WEEK - DT Challenge

STEM WEEK - Beautiful Maths!

STEM WEEK - Robotics

AUTUMN TERM 2019

Evacuation Experience at Winchcombe Station

Year 5 2018-19

DT Project - the finished bridges!

Bridge Painting - we had a great Art Day on Wednesday 27th March, during which we painted bridge silhouettes.

DT Week - Year 5 have been very busy designing and making bridges. We learned how to cut and stick safely. We had a lot of fun!

World Book Day 2019 - It was lovely to see such a wide variety of characters turn up to school on World Book Day

Year 5 Non-linear Quest - the children have worked hard to put together this story as a class. Please read it as a Powerpoint so that you can make your choices at the end of each chapter and the hyperlinks will take you to the right page.

ART DAY - We had a busy day on Wednesday 12th December. Mrs King did some printing with us and we did some watercolour paintings with Mr Searle.

What a lot of Map! As part of our Geography work this term, we got to play with large OS maps of the local area. We had to find places using 6-figure grid references.

Basketball WOW Day with Paul Sturgess - the tallest man in Britain!

Visit to meet Mitch Johnson, author of 'Kick', at the Literature Festival.

WELL DONE Henry and Albie

 

The Christ Church School Football Team had their first match on Thursday 4th October. The team is mostly made up of Year 6 children, but two Year 5 boys got their chance to play in this match and both had stunning debuts.

 

Henry Pope proved to be a strong and purposeful midfielder, teaming up with Alex Killacky-Wheeler particularly well. Albie Neveu was up front with Harry Langdon in the first half and hit a brilliant shot early on in the game, which rebounded off the cross bar from a tight angle. In the second half, Albie then replaced Charlie Smith in defence and again proved that he was more than a match for the larger boys on the other team.

A great start to your football careers at Christ Church, boys - well done!

Forest School Visit

 

On Friday 12th October Mrs Pope and Mr Searle will walk with the children in Year 5 to Dean Close School. Dean Close have kindly allowed children from Christ Church to use the outdoor learning area in their school grounds.

 

Please make sure the children have outdoor clothes and boots in school on that day.

History with students from the University of Gloucestershire.

 

On Wednesday 10th October Mrs Thomson. a lecturer at the university, will bring a large group of her student teachers to Christ Church. They will be leading a session with the Year 5 children, which will focus on an air raid which took place on Cheltenham during the Second World War.

Literature Festival Events

 

Year 5 will be going to two events as part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

 

On Monday 8th October they will walk to Gloucester Road Primary School to listen to Lisa Thompson talk about her writing. Lisa Thompson is the author of 'The Goldfish Boy' and 'The Light Jar', both about vulnerable young people in difficult situations.

 

On Wednesday 10th October they will walk to the Festival site in Montpellier to listen to Mitch Johnson. He will talk about his debut novel 'Kick', which Mr Searle is currently reading to the Year 5 class. PLEASE make sure all children have a packed lunch on this day as we will be having a picnic lunch in the park.

Our Evacuation Experience on the Winchcombe Steam Railway

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