Week beginning 18.05.20
Hello Year 5! Thank you so much for returning your completed home learning packs to school. It has been great looking through all of your hard work. I have been so impressed with the care that you have all taken and the standard of presentation and hand-writing - it just proves how committed you all are to working hard, even during these unusual times. I am so proud of you all. As we approach the school holidays, I thought I would add some fun links for you to check out.
For those of you celebrating Eid, I hope you have a wonderful time with your families. Eid Mubarak!
I hope you all have a lovely holiday and I will speak to you all when the new half term starts again which is the week beginning 8th June.
Although there are no new lessons being added over the holidays, you can still access any of the past lessons on BBC Bitesize.
There are loads of cool Tom Gates activities and games to explore here. Read the book blurbs, try the quizzes and let me know what you think of them on Classdojo. Maybe we could add some new Tom Gates books to our class library when we are back together?
This is another fun site for David Walliams fans to explore.
Steve Backshall is an adventurer and is the presenter of the Deadly 60 series on CBBC. Check out his website and watch the series on BBC iPlayer if you can - he visits South America and gets up close to lots of the Amazonian animals that we learnt about in our Brazil topic.
I would love to see more photos of your work and what you have been up to. If you are able to upload examples of your work to Class dojo then I can mark it and give you feedback.
You have all been given a parent invitation now so that your parents can register you on Classdojo (if you haven't already done so). Once they have done this, you can just scan the QR code each time you log on.
This is unique to you so no other code is needed. It would be a good idea to stick your QR code in your homework book so that you don't lose it.
Thank you to those parents that have already done this.
Don't forget to use Active Learn to read please. I can see that lots of you haven't logged on at all yet! We should all know our log in details but if there is a problem, please call school and let me know.
Make sure you practise your times tables too. We have had the same top 5 for a while now - who is up for the challenge of changing that?!
Keep up to date with what is happening in the news.
Take part in Joe Wicks' daily PE lesson ay 9am on his You Tube Channel, The Body Coach TV.
Information for parents
Year 5 is an extremely important and exciting year for your child. The focus in Upper Key Stage Two is on helping pupils to become more independent, more organised and ready for the next stage in their education. Please come to see us if you ever have any questions; our door is always open!
Class teacher: Mrs Hockey
Teaching assistant: Mrs Davies
Additional support staff: Mrs Morris and Mrs Nixon
It is essential that your child reads AT LEAST 3 times per week to help them develop their reading fluency and understanding. Some home reading may be independent but please listen to your child read out loud regularly. Having an audience really encourages children to practise their reading fluency and gives a purpose for reading.
You must sign your child's reading record each time they read to show your support in this. The reading record book is a useful link between home and school so please keep an eye out for messages from me in there!
As part of their reading homework, each child will be expected to write a short summary sentence and a wonder question or observation about their book. The children will be given plenty of guidance on how to complete this homework in class.
As well as our school library collection, all our colour band books are available online at www.activelearnprimary.co.uk.
Your child knows how to access this from home.
Spellings will be given out each week and your child will have a test every Friday. To help your child improve their spelling ability, please practise them daily. Your child can access their spellings and practise independently at https://spellingframe.co.uk/.
Your child should know all their times tables and division facts. Being able to use these facts is so important for all areas of maths. Your child will have a times tables test every week. To help them prepare, please practise with them or give them time to use https://ttrockstars.com/.
Wednesday / Thursday: PE
You must provide your child with a swimming costume or swim shorts and a towel in an appropriate bag. Please note, loose shorts are not allowed.
You must provide your child with the correct PE kit. It is helpful if this is kept in school; all items must be named. Please make sure that, as the weather changes, you provide a plain zip up jacket or jumper for PE as we may take lessons outside. We will not go outside for PE if it is raining. Please refer to the uniform policy for more information.
Fresh fruit is provided daily at play time for all children at a cost of £1 per week. We collect fruit money every Monday morning so please make sure that you keep up to date with this.