Hi all :)
It is almost the end of term as we enter our penultimate week of Year 5. How exciting that you will soon be Year 6s! I am so pleased to see some of you in school too.
Home learning- The Oak National Academy continues to update with new learning and you can pick and choose your topics. We have started looking at Ancient Egypt in class and I will add some resources below that you can do at home.
If you are wanting a work that can be printed, I will attach some below. Alternatively, if you contact school, they will make sure there is a pack ready to be collected for you. To save on printing costs and paper, please contact me using the form above, or the school office, prior to collecting a pack.
It has been great having some of the class back and forming our Year 5 bubble. We have been practising our drawing skills by following lessons on Youtube called 'Draw with Rob'. Some of us completed a drawing of Sonic the Hedgehog and some completed a Gregosaurus from the book Happy Hatchday by Rob Biddulph. Here are our proud creations.
Hello everyone :)
I am so excited to be back in school this week and seeing some of your lovely faces. The National Academy and BBC Bitesize are still uploading lessons that you can complete online.
There's also a pack below that you can print. This will be available from school from Wednesday 1st July for you to collect- if you want a printed version. It would be helpful for you to let me know, either via the office or via the 'contact the teacher' link, so that I don't waste paper and I know how many to print off.
For those of you I won't be seeing in school, I will be ringing in about a week's time to catch up with you all.
As most of you may be aware, I've been quite poorly recently with blood clots in my lungs and I'm on the road to recovery. Hopefully I will be back in school very soon.
Mrs Robinson has been (and continues to be) fantastic. She has prepared work and hand delivered home learning packs to you all with Mr Main and has made phone calls and worked in school. She will be continuing to do this for the time being but hopefully I will be back very soon! Mrs Robinson, you are amazing
For those of you who are asking for more work to be uploaded to the website, I will be doing that over the next few days, so look out for that coming.
The Oak National Academy continues to provide online learning and this is the resource I am recommending most of all. This can be accessed here: https://classroom.thenational.academy/year-groups/year-5/
Mrs Sadler has recommended a super free app to learn French (and other languages). This is called Duolingo. I've given it a try over the past few days and it's kept my mind refreshed ready for teaching French again.
Continue to use Times Tables Rock Stars. Please get in touch with school if you need reminders of your log in for this.
Please look at the other class pages if you run out of things to do, as the other teachers have been updating theirs with ideas too.
Willow has been busy learning lots of new skills during the lockdown- including cookery. I had a lovely chat with mum who said Willow and her sister have been amazing over the past few weeks. Well done girls. I am so proud of you and I'm sure your family are too.
Here is a wonderful picture of her making Egyptian flatbread. It looks great Willow!
I just want to say thank you for the way you have engaged with home learning.
I know first-hand how difficult it is. I have my own children to help with GCSE work and Year 3 work so I fully understand that home learning is a completely different experience to teaching a class. You have to move from mum/dad/grandparent to teacher and back again. It really isn't easy. When I've been at home teaching my daughters, it has tested my patience. Give me a class full of somebody else's children to teach anytime!
I want to assure you that the job you are doing is amazing- no matter how much or how little you are managing to do with your child. Home learning is not compulsory. I would love your child to be completing work every day but I also care about the mental health and wellbeing of your family. Do not be too hard on yourselves. Do not overstretch yourselves. Most of all, talk to us if you are having any problems. Contact the school office, either at EJS or NIS and they will get in contact with me and I will be happy to call you back at any time.
Once again, thank you. Please take some time to look at what you have managed to achieve over these past few weeks. You are incredible and have my admiration and respect.
I have had some lovely conversations over the past few days hearing what you've been up to. I've just got off the phone to Reegan and he asked me to upload the arithmetic tests that we do every Friday, so here they are! Do not peek at the last page until afterwards as the answers are included. There are 12 tests altogether. the 'b' tests are more difficult than the 'a' tests.
It has been lovely to speak with you over the past few days. If you haven't heard from either myself or Mrs Robinson in the past week, I will be ringing you tomorrow.
Some of you have been asking about the best places to get work from. I have been recommending the government's website and BBC bitesize, as these seem to be most up-to-date.
These can be accessed at the following links:
White Rose maths, which has been a favourite of mine, are now charging for their worksheets so I do not recommend that you pay for it! All the videos are still free though. They are also doing a free maths challenge every Friday to do with your family. Mrs Fieldwick assures me that these are very challenging- so great for that extra brain work.
The National Civil War Centre, based at Newark, have started producing some home learning resources. The first one- looking at life at home in the 17th century- is great. http://www.nationalcivilwarcentre.com/learningfromhome/learningathomeunits/
I will attach some further work below for anyone wanting to do additional work- but these do require printing.
I have also detailed a writing competition below. Many of our children have had work published before through writing competitions so it is well worth entering.
Remember, if you are struggling with something, do not worry. You can skip it if you want, or if you ring school, I will get back to you. Please look at the other Year Group's class pages, as they have posted some fab ideas which can be accessed by anyone.
We’re looking for exciting short stories featuring robots for a chance to win some fantastic prizes.
This is your chance you show off your creativity and take the readers on an adventure into the world of robotics and intelligent machines.
You’ll need to use your imagination to create believable characters and a compelling plot.
Your short story can feature any kind of robot you can dream up, and could take place on Earth, in space or even on another planet!
Think about whether your story is set in the present day, the future, or perhaps the past. What challenges will your characters face? How will the adventure end?
Once Upon a Robot is open to children aged between 7 and 11 years old.
To find out how to enter, visit this website: https://www.ukras.org/school-robot-competition/write
I hope you have been enjoying time with your parents and carers over these past few weeks. The government has announced that we will be closed for at least another 3 weeks. There will be a further update around 7th May- I believe.
In the meantime, they are promoting lessons via BBC bitesize and The National Academy. These are available below.
All the links I have put up previously are still updating with new content and it doesn't matter which you access. However, for maths I strongly recommend the White Rose links, as these echo what we would have been studying in school.
We now have a facebook page which is updated regularly. At 6pm each weekday, a member of staff will be sharing a story on there. Look out for mine next week
I will be ringing again this week, along with Mrs Robinson. If you heard from myself last time, it will be Mrs Robinson calling you this time, and vice versa. If you have any questions, please save them for the phone call and hopefully we can answer them.
I'm looking forward to seeing you all soon,
Hey everyone :)
You will be rung by Mrs Robinson or myself over the next few days as we are missing you so much! I hope you are enjoying the sunshine.
Some parents have mentioned that some of the home learning packs require a lot of printing. Here are two that are updated daily, with no printing required.
English https://www.pobble365.com/ Scroll down for English activities based on the picture shown.
Maths https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ The work can be printed out if you wanted to, or you can copy it onto paper.
I hope this is helpful.
Below is a word document with some ideas of what you can do over the Easter holidays, if you are getting bored.
Hope everyone is still ok and finding plenty of things to do to keep yourselves occupied.
All the links that I put up last week are still updating with new content so feel free to continue to access those.
As always, please prioritise reading and times tables activities. Huge well done to Reegan, Ruby, Riley, Daniel and Henry for completing their TTRS sessions last week. 10 team points each!
Literacy Shed has updated their content and are now providing loads of free resources, including fabulous reading comprehension activities.
Authorfy have different authors setting a 10 minute creative writing challenge each day.
Please continue to use White Rose online learning for maths.
Missing you all!
New links have been added (26.03.20)
Here are some ideas and links where you can access free learning. Please do not feel obliged to access them all. I just wanted to make sure there was a wealth of information for you to keep you going over the coming weeks. Hopefully these will continue to be updated so they can be accessed until we re-open.
I'm missing being in school and seeing all your smiling faces and hearing all of your stories. I hope you are all keeping well and not too bored yet!
There are 30 minutes P.E. coaching with Joe Wicks live at 9am every weekday on his YouTube channel. You don't have to watch it live- it can be accessed any time of day. This is available here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
Oti Mabuse is uploading a new dance class video at 11:30am every day. Her YouTube channel is here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC58aowNEXHHnflR_5YTtP4g
For quick dance type activities, I love Jump Start Jonny. I always join in with the children in class as I enjoy the workouts. These are available here: https://www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk/home
There is also Supermovers from the BBC. Children can learn about other subjects through movement. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers
For maths, there are at least two websites uploading a new lesson every day. If you are looking for daily lessons, these are perfect.
If you are someone who struggles with maths, you may find it more useful to recap Year 4 learning.
White Rose Maths are uploading 5 activities a week with accompanying teaching videos. These are available here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/
I See Maths is also a super website uploading a new lesson every day: http://www.iseemaths.com/lessons56/ These are fairly tricky as they are for Year 5 and 6, so they're great if you want that extra challenge.
Please continue to use Times Tables Rock Stars. I will be keeping a close eye on this.
(Update 26.03.20) Well done to Reegan, Henry, Riley, Daniel and Ruby who have completed at least 5 garage sessions so far this week Remember the week resets on a Friday.
Youtube is great if you get stuck on any maths concepts. I've found this super video on long multiplication here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jhf1ldvP-o
For bus stop division, this video is great: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5R37L_aMNvQ
Pobble 365 gives an image a day. Underneath the image are questions for children to use their inference skills, a story starter for children to help children write a story and a grammar activity or two. http://www.pobble365.com/
Literacy Shed have loads of videos and writing ideas underneath for practising narratives and recounts etc. https://www.literacyshed.com/
There's a super dropbox account with spelling, punctuation and grammar challenge cards available here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/67efif9da9euddy/AABYdjfmymrgXcyBl73Su-WMa?dl=0&fbclid=IwAR2Nw765AdITKqliain64sxE55flxCvR5xSJYeWVeIQ_9QnBszuRpizDwnk
The Hamilton Trust have home learning packs available too: https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/blog/learning-home-packs/?fbclid=IwAR1QKwzXpWHZn31c-iE44PhSxmjIN2rm9SyIlip_JvhlYKNXbBJ41xwHgSM
I have set up an account on Read Theory for the class. https://readtheory.org/app/sign-up/create-account/student
You have to register an account using the class code FSR0MVC9
Once you have registered, you have to sit a pre-test so that it can set reading comprehension work at your level. I will be able to see who has accessed this.
We were part way through reading The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. A free PDF version is available here if children wanted to finish the book: http://www.samizdat.qc.ca/arts/lit/PDFs/LionWitchWardrobe_CSL.pdf There are comprehension questions available too: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-lion-the-witch-and-the-wardrobe-worksheets-6383889 you may need to set up a free account to access them- however, this is another teaching website where you can find lots of other resources.
Here you can access loads and loads of books. https://www.getepic.com/students class code: qns2921
I've set up an account and tested it (once!) so hopefully it will work for you.
We have been learning about North America. Why not make a poster or an information leaflet about a key landmark or attraction in North America?
You could also compare North American countries, and also compare them to our country. What is similar? What is different? Think about school life, laws, jobs. Think about physical geography- mountains, volcanoes etc.
https://www.wildgoose.education/products/free-resources There are free downloads for geography, history and R.E. on this site.
History work will be added weekly to the following website: https://www.mrtdoeshistory.com/home-learning-packs?fbclid=IwAR2R06Nkl54KjklSdQgmrsR9BDOn2M_ZkZN0SI32uHuOgd9AqiOWIudpuo4
In science we have been exploring Earth, Moon and the Sun. You could observe the Moon over as many nights as possible and sketch how it changes over time. You could also create a sundial to observe how shadows change throughout the day. One idea of how to do this is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSMsX7cwzjk
Other science home learning ideas can be found here: https://www.stem.org.uk/home-learning
There are activity booklets available on this website: https://mrfrench.uk/category/mr-french/sample-mr-french
There are some fab activities available here: https://www.music-education.co.uk/home-schooling.html?fbclid=IwAR29aiqSjxpJzTLVhYjL8bZvIVlSaMNZZKndHmkXaSHWIBDq-FbtNnyd-Bo
I will be updating this page throughout the school closure with additional activities for the children to complete.
In the meantime, there are a couple of websites that are offering free resources for parents for a month.
Twinkl is offering a months free access at the following page: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer
You will need to use the access code UKTWINKLHELPS
Classroom Secrets is offering free online learning and packs to print out. https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/
Further resources will follow over the coming weeks.
Miss Warren and Mrs Robinson
I have attached some tasks for children who are in self-isolation. There should also be answers attached for parents to mark. Please scroll down to see writing, reading, maths and science tasks.
On Wednesday 5th February, we had an amazing opportunity to visit the Meden School and sculpt our very own clay pot. We used a coil method and added detail if we wanted to. In a few days when they dry out, Mrs Zaccardelli will fire up the kiln to a gigantic 1180°c. The kiln takes a full day to warm up and then another day to cool down. After this, we can collect our work and it will be ready to decorate using Ancient Greek styles and colours.
A huge thank you to the grown-ups who walked with the children to the Meden, ensuring that we were safe. Help is always appreciated.
We would also like to express our gratitude to Mrs Zaccardelli from the Meden School. Mrs Zaccardelli kindly arranged for us to work in her school and set up all the resources for us. She also gave up her time to work with the children during the session and will be firing the clay in the kiln. We could not have done it without her help, time and expertise.
We were so impressed with the poetry written by the class. Here is a poem by Layla-Faye, who has been super creative with her ideas!
We launched our topic with a South African themed day. In the morning, we looked on Google Earth to find out where South Africa is and learned many facts about South Africa. We especially enjoyed looking at the football stadiums. We tasted many different foods, including: bobotie curry, biltong and malva pudding.
In the afternoon, we had a special visitor- Mrs Butler. Mrs Butler taught us all about gumboot dancing and how it all started. We all had a fantastic afternoon and owe Mrs Butler a massive thank you for giving up her time to be with Year 5.
Welcome to Year 5! We hope you have had a wonderful break over the summer holidays. I am looking forward to working with the class this year as they start in Upper Key Stage 2. This year will undoubtedly be hard work, but will hopefully be an enjoyable one. To help support your child in reaching their targets, we would like to take this opportunity to refresh your memories about a few routines:
Help and support is always welcomed in the classroom, so please do not hesitate if this is something you would like to do. All help is gratefully accepted.
If you have any issues or questions, please do come and see us, before or after school. Our door is always open.
We hope your child enjoys their time in Year 5.
Miss Hayley Warren and Mrs Alison Robinson
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