Hello again Year 5!
Is it only two weeks since we were last physically together as a class? It feels like such a long time. I hope you are all keeping well, staying active and adjusting to our new way of working.
First of all, I would like to thank you for managing to follow our class timetable and secondly I would like to say a huge thank you for the amazing photos you are sending in. They really brighten up my day and I am so impressed with how creative you all are.
I am sure that, after a whirlwind fortnight, you and your families are ready for a rest, therefore, over the Easter holiday there will be no timetable, instead we have set you a fun homework project (attached below).
Our next topic is ‘Scream Machine’. I am fascinated by rollercoasters: my favourite is the ‘Wicker Man’ at Alton Towers, which is a wooden rollercoaster that reaches a speed of over 4omph. Have you ever wondered how rollercoasters work? They do not have engines, so how do they get from one end of the track to the other whilst remaining on the track? Have a look at this bitesize clip: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z72vrj6/articles/zm4cqp3
This is a creative project so have fun with it. If you have any pictures of your work to share or any stories to tell of your Easter holiday, please do continue to send them in (I’d love to see them) and I will upload them to our class page.
I wish you all a peaceful and restful Easter and hope you get to eat some chocolate!
Easter Project list: Easter Project
Weekly Timetables and homework (23rd March, 30th March):
Week 2 folder of reading sheets:
For homework (30th March): there is an online poetry competition being ran by the Charles Causley Trust.
The competition is open to all children and young people aged 5 – 18 and the website gives full details of the different categories and how to enter. Please visit: https://causleytrust.org to find out more. Entry is FREE and prizes will include vouchers, books, and other writing-related treats! Plus, winners will be invited to a prize-giving event hosted by Patron, Patrick Gale, in October 2020 at the North Cornwall Book Festival. The theme of this year’s competition is Environment.
Our topic this half term is ‘Tomorrows World’. Click on the link below to see what your child will be learning.
If you are in Self Isolation due to the Covid19 then ideas that you can do at home can be found below:
- Working on a all Times tables using TT Rock Stars
- Practice Spellings; year 5 6 spellings year 3 4 spellings
- Maths; Corbett Maths Primary 5 a day You can access videos and worksheets
- Formal Letters (write a letter to the Council asking for the facilities to improve- swings, slides, etc…
- Read and ask questions
- SPAG.com tests to practice all children have their own log ins
- Twinkl has a page for parents you can use www.twinkl .co.uk
- SCRATCH.com for programming is free to use too.
- Learn about different aspects linked to the topic; ideas can be found here; home-learning-ideas Tomorrows World (1)
- Last year the children took part in ‘Walk through the Bible’ follow this link for some fun learning activities; www.bible.org.uk/schools http://www.bible.org.uk/schools
You can continue to support your reading at home by using this fabulous website; http://www.oxfordowl.co.ukhttp://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ There are lots of e books you can read with questions to answer. These are a great way to share and improve your reading skills at home.
How fantastic Amazon are supporting and providing children everywhere with free audible books!
What imaginary worlds will the stories you listen to take you?
Joe Wicks has his own You Tube Page and at 9am every morning he will be leading a PE Lesson you can do in your house with your children. Let’s keep as fit and active as we can during this time.
Home Activity Challenges (1) The Schools Sports Partnership have created a fun timetable of different activities you could do at home.
Hello, my name is Mrs Elliott and I would like to welcome you to our wonderful class, Year 5. I teach Year 5 each morning and Mrs Dawson teaches the class in the afternoon, along with Year 6. Each day we are joined by our fabulous Learning and Support Assistants: Mrs Clarke, who joins us on a Monday and Wednesday morning, Mrs Beresford, who is with us each morning and Mrs Rowlands each afternoon.
The Year 5 teaching team are very excited for the year ahead and we look forward to sharing lots of wonderful learning opportunities together. Please join us and explore our page throughout the year where you will find notices and photographs of our fantastic learning.
If you have any questions, I will be available briefly each morning and Mrs Dawson afterschool. However, if you would like to discuss any matter in private or in more detail then please do not hesitate to make an appointment.
Spellings: Your child will get a new set of spellings every Friday. Take some time to practise these with your child, little and often is best. We use lots of different techniques to learn our spellings in class – ‘pyramid words’ are always a popular choice!
Times Tables: Each week your child will have a times table to learn. Please ensure your child is practising these at home ready for their x table test on a FRIDAY. Remember to use the Times Table Rockstars app for support (the Arena will allow them to play against friends).
Homework: Your child will receive a piece of Maths and English homework each week in their CGP booklets. The children will write the pages that they need to complete in their reading record every Friday and it should be returned to school by the following THURSDAY so that I can mark it. Please support and encourage your child to do their homework as independently as they can, we are really striving for that independence and personal responsibility now we are Juniors. If you are unsure as to what homework your child needs to be doing please check with me in a morning. There is also a homework club for the pupils to access with Mrs Dawson on a Wednesday lunchtime.
Reading: Please encourage your child to read for at least 15 minutes EVERY NIGHT at home. Please record this in your child’s reading record. In our class we understand that it is important to have a ‘love for reading’. Therefore, if your child is not enjoying their book, please do let me know and they are more than welcome to change their book.
PE Days: We have PE on a Wednesday afternoon at the Leisure Centre. The PE Kit is required to be in school over the half term, however if you would prefer to wash it each week please make sure it is returned ready for their PE lesson on the Wednesday.
Please bring a healthy snack to school for breaktime.
Friday 6th March: Year 5 and 6 had an amazing time at QEGS, where they met the author Jon Mayhew and took part in Word Book Day workshops: author workshop, drama workshop, creative writing workshop and exploring workshop.
Excellent craftwork to cheer up neighbours in the Ashbourne area. Well done Megan P.
Fabulous thank you letter.
Fantastic art work by Joseph
Another Easter Garden;
An amazing Easter Garden and wonderful Easter cards created by Lewis.
Some photos from Jessica
Megan P amazing Easter Garden.