Monday 1st June 2020
Hello everyone – I hope you have had a good half term week and enjoyed the lovely weather we have had.
Thank you for the photos and videos of your learning over the last few weeks. It makes me very proud to be your teacher, Year 5. It is really great to know you continue to work hard just as you did at school. It is also lovely to see your smiling faces as both Mrs Wilkinson and I miss you all very much. I hope that you have also enjoyed spending time with your family and taking part in fun activities together.
Here are just a few of the amazing learning photos I have received each week from year 5.
REMINDER: Please email a photo of your learning to me by Friday of each week.
We know that being at home with your children is the best and safest place for now but in the meantime we want to help you as best we can by keeping in touch for the duration of the closure. To offer support, you can email me with home learning questions on:
I will be available during normal school hours (8.40 – 3.30 pm) and will check this every working day to answer any learning related queries you may have.
Children may well be using the internet more than usual at the moment so it is a good time to remind and emphasise how to keep safe online. CEOP have produced lots of great resources which parents/carers can access on their website: www.thinkyouknow.co.uk
Year 5 Reading Challenge – RESULTS!!!
Congratulations to everyone who entered the Year 5 Reading Challenge – they were all amazing and show a really positive attitude to reading. It was a difficult task to choose the winners of ‘The Reading Challenge’ so all of the entries will be getting a prize for your fantastic efforts when we return to school!
Winners – (I could not choose between these two!) of a gift card each: Harvey and Alfie
Runner-up of a book prize: Georgia
Chocolate prizes for everyone who sent in an entry!!!
Whole School Themed Learning Projects
As well as a daily maths, reading and writing activity, we will be uploading a whole school themed learning project every week for you to have fun completing. The learning projects will have a different whole school theme every week and will include many areas of the curriculum such as P.E., geography, history, music or art. As a school, we expect that at least 1 project activity be completed and evidenced by emailing a photo using the class email by Friday each week. I can’t wait to see all of the lovely activities that you complete. Click on the link to find out more about the Year 5 Learning Project for this week!
MATHS – a daily activity
These are maths objectives we have already learnt. You should not need to print out the activities.
- A worked-through reminder of the learning involved, followed by practice sheets, usually with a choice of ‘Mild’ (easier) or ‘Hot’ (harder).
- An ‘If You’re Stuck’ sheet with an activity covering the maths skills I have already taught you Y5.
- Mastery questions so children can check that they’ve really understood the learning again.
- Answers are provided for all activities to check your understanding.
WEEK ONE – 23rd – 27th March
WEEK TWO – 30th – 3rd April
WEEK THREE – 20th – 24th April
WEEK FOUR 27th April – 1st May
WEEK FIVE 4th May – 8th May MATHS
WEEK SIX 11th-15th May MATHS
WEEK SEVEN 18th – 22nd May MATHS
WEEK EIGHT 1st – 5th June MATHS
ENGLISH – a daily activityThese are English objectives we have already learnt. You should not need to print out the activities.
- A text for comprehension or writing stimulation. Questions and answers to go with this.
- Learning Reminders focused on two or more SPaG topics
- SPaG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) exercises
- Fun-Time Extras – things children will want to do!
WEEK ONE – 23rd – 27th March ENGLISH
WEEK TWO – 30th – 3rd April ENGLISH
WEEK THREE – 20th – 24th April ENGLISH
WEEK FOUR – 27th April – 1st May ENGLISH
WEEK FIVE – 4th – 8th May ENGLISH
WEEK SIX 11th-15th May ENGLISH
WEEK SEVEN 18th – 22nd May ENGLISH
WEEK EIGHT 1st – 5th June ENGLISH
MATHS WITH PARENTS
Thank you for engaging with our online Maths homework programme. It’s lovely to see all of your photographs and read all of your comments about the fun you’ve had playing the games which are suggested.
When you complete the video and activities you get to change your Mathscot.
If you haven’t signed up yet, you’re missing out on the fun! Go to www.mathswithparents.com and add your child’s class code to register. More information is on the Maths with Parents page.
Year 5’s code is 609214
Please read some of the feedback from parents and pupils – Maths with Parents Feedback Year 5
TT ROCKSTARS – Your username and passwords have been emailed to you all this week. Please give it a try and let me know what you think of this times tables support. Thank you to the year 5 pupils who have already emailed to say they really like it!
The Canon Popham -Times Table Challenge
We continue with the ‘Times Tables Challenge’ award system to encourage the children to learn their times tables. The children need to learn their tables (multiplication and division facts and missing digit questions) to achieve awards.
PE – Physical Education
ACTIVE FUSION FOOTBALL CHALLENGE – Why not take part by following the link:
Joe Wicks – The Body Coach
There will be a live 30 minute PE session with Joe Wicks – The Body Coach daily streamed on his You Tube channel at 9 am each morning and repeated throughout the day suitable for all ages of children from the primary to secondary. This should be a fun and energetic start to the day if you are able to access it.
Yoga and Mindfulness – Cosmic Kids
This website has both yoga and mindfulness activities which the children have used and really enjoyed.
READING – a daily activity
Please continue to enjoy your reading each day. Reading is fun and a great way to spend time together with your family, as well as developing our imaginations. Don’t forget to ask your adult to record what you read in your home reading record. We will count all entries in the reading diaries once we return to school and award golden tickets to those who have read 20 times or more in a month.
READING WEBSITES – (These link to an external site, we are not responsible for the content)
Oxford Owl Library The library is a fantastic e-book resource, you just need to register your e-mail on the site to access a range of books for free. (This links to an external site, we are not responsible for the content).
https://readon.myon.co.uk A free resource with a selection of digital books. Access to thousands of enhanced digital books through myON and articles from myON News.
https://stories.audible.com A currently free resource, for as long as schools are closed, with a selection of stories to listen to. You can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help children to continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.
https://storylineonline.net A free resource with a selection of stories to watch being read by an adult. Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.
https://booktrust.org.uk A free resource with story books to listen to and read along. BookTrust is the UK’s largest children’s reading charity, dedicated to getting children reading.
https://openlibrary.org A free resource with storybooks to download and read. Open Library is an open, editable library catalogue, building towards a web page for every book ever published.
In the event that your child wants to do more, there is an Additional Home Learning Resources page with other activities. Not all will be suitable for Year 5. Please note that this is only if pupils want more to do.
SPELLINGS – a daily activity
The Spelling Frame website has lots of fun games to support your learning of the Year 5 spelling patterns and rules. For this week, click on the link and Year 5 spellings. Revisit Spelling Rule 44 and spend ten minutes playing some of the activities in Spelling Tiles.
Thank you for the continued support in helping with your child’s learning during this time at home.
We miss you all,
Mrs Shelton and Mrs Wilkinson