Well done to all of Year 5 for such a great start to the new school year!
Coming back after such a strange time has been difficult in some ways for us all. However, because the children have had such a great attitude about following the new rules and getting stuck back into classroom learning, we are all very happy teachers who are really excited about the year ahead. Thank you to all the parents for making sure your children have come back ready for learning. We are also looking forward to working with you this year.
The teachers in Year 5 are as follows:
5L - Mrs Johnson (Mon - Thurs) and Mrs Nichols (Fri)
5P - Mr Arch
5T - Mrs Mackdermott
We also are lucky to have some brilliant support staff working with us in Year 5. Mrs Bonsai supports in each class in the mornings. Some of your children will go out of class to work with either Mrs Bielacka or Miss Garton.
Get in contact with us!
Should you need to contact us about your child and their learning, please uses the year 5 email address firstname.lastname@example.org - please note that we will try to check these emails two or three times a week and respond when we are able to. If you need to contact school about a more urgent matter, please contact the office as usual.
Where in the world would you like to live?
This is the title of our topic this half term. It is a Geography topic where children will learn about different world biomes, and how humans are both affected by and have an affect on them.
The children will have a whole afternoon of PE two out of every three Wednesdays. On the third Wednesday they will have an afternoon of computing. Unfortunately, we do not have the space for girls and boys to change separately whilst staying in their class bubbles, therefore we are asking that children come to school dressed in their PE kit every Wednesday.
Each week, children will be given a list of spellings to learn plus a task to complete with these words. They will also be expected to use Spelling Shed to practise these words. There will also be a weekly MyMaths task to complete online. Some weeks there will also be additional topic homework in order to enhance their learning in areas like art, history or geography.
Please support your child in completing homework and returning their homework book on time each week.
Homework will be set every Wednesday and should be completed and handed in by the following Tuesday.
Children should continue to use Times Tables Rock Stars regularly to keep their recall of times tables sharp. We will check their progress on this regularly and celebrate successes whenever we can.
We are part of the Letter-Join handwriting scheme and any of our pupils wishing to practise their handwriting at home can login to the Letter-Join website on tablets as well as desktop and laptop computers. There are easy to use resources which will support the development of joined, neat handwriting. Please see the document below for access details.
https://garyhall.org.uk/primary-maths-resources.php a range of resources available for every maths objective on the curriculum
https://www.mymaths.co.uk/ As well as the tasks we are setting you, don't forget there is a whole bank of games to play to practise your maths skills. Plus, you have the option to repeat previous homework tasks in order to improve on your score.
https://mathsframe.co.uk/ Interactive maths resources e.g. moveable clock, weighing scales, capacity etc. Choose your topic and then play the game to have a play with reading scales and learning maths interactively.
https://soraapp.com/welcome An online library for your child to enjoy. You should have been sent an email with information about creating your child's username and password. Please get in contact if you need help with accessing.
Scholastic Reading Pro An online resource for targeting and developing your child's reading comprehension skills. You should have been sent an email with information about creating your child's username and password. Please get in contact if you need help with accessing.
Spelling shed - https://www.spellingshed.com/ - Spellings will be set weekly for the children to practice. You could get the children to write their spellings in sentences to show understanding and practice spelling rules.
http://www.pobble365.com/ A picture a day with lots of support for producing a piece of super creative writing. If you don't like the picture for that day, go back and look at the archive of previous images.
BBC – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize and the normal BBC website - great for lots of things and video clips relating to their respective topics of Romans (Yr3).
You tube- www.youtube.co.uk - don’t underestimate this one! Horrible Histories: Start watching episodes about the Ancient Greeks!
Top marks – Interactive games- maths & English – https://www.topmarks.co.uk/