Welcome to Year 5
Green Woodpecker, Golden Eagle and Kestrel classes
Happy Easter from all of us! Enjoy our videos to you when you click on the link below.
School Closures – Learning at Home
We have carefully selected learning at home for your child during this uncertain time. We greatly appreciate your continued support as we work together to provide learning at home.
Reading home learning
We always encourage all children to read at home and we know many of you have many lovely books to read. In order for your child to continue being able to read book banded reading books selected at their level of reading ability, your child now has an account with Bug Club where they have been allocated reading books based on their book band. They have 2 books to read in ‘My Stuff’ and then after completing all of the activities based on the books, they will receive 2 more books. Books read and completed will then go into ‘My Library’ to read. Please use our pupil guide below to help you navigate Bug Club. We would expect your child to complete 2 books each week and there is a limited number of books within each book band to complete.
We recommend that the first reading will focus on decoding, the second reading will focus on comprehension and completing the activities and try some reading with prosody (intonation, pitch and expression) for a few pages too when you read aloud.
Please note that we advise only reading 1 or 2 books a week rather than racing ahead - quality reading rather than quantity will help you improve your reading more.
Writing home learning
To support your child with writing, we would like them to research a topic they are passionate about and produce a non-chronological report. Please note, this piece of writing will be the focus for two weeks of learning. A new piece of writing will be uploaded for week commencing 6th April.
Perhaps you would like to write about an animal, a sports team, space, a famous person, an environmental issue, inventions/inventors, an important historical figure, a historical era, a country, a monarch? We recommend you use SWIGGLE search engine if you use the internet to research for safeguarding like we use at school and be SMART when using the internet.
You can present your work in a variety of ways including PowerPoint, a leaflet, a booklet, a poster, a website page, an app or any other creative way you can think of.
Below are some examples to help you based on the work we have done this year.
Mrs Wordsmith home learning
Each week, we will set a Mrs Wordsmith task on a Friday. The task will revisit the Mrs Wordsmith words we have learned this year with sentences to complete and star challenges.
Spellings home learning
We will be revising the spellings we have covered so far this year (which you can find in the documents below) and each week we will set a task on Friday to revise the different spelling rules. We would also like you to revisit the National Curriculum common exception words (the 3 words at the bottom of each list and also found in the centre pages of your reading diary).
Maths home learning
We know that working on knowledge learned some time ago improves long-term memory. For each week of closure, year groups will upload 5 independent tasks taken from different units across this academic year. We will also add the 'star challenges' relating to the tasks. These are intended to take children deeper into the learning objective. There is not an expectation that all children complete the star challenges but they may surprise themselves with what they can do!
Finally, we will also add an additional (brand new) challenge each week from the fantastic Nrich maths site. If you want even more maths, there are ‘open’ problems to solve each week where you can submit your own solutions online: https://nrich.maths.org/8495
Times Tables Rockstars
Letters came home on Friday 20th reminding children of their login details. Alternatively, we sent individual logins via Parentmail to children who were absent. TTRS can be accessed on any computer/laptop and via the free app on tablets and phones.
We would like all children in Years 3-6 to play on Garage for 3 minutes per day.
Other fantastic options:
- Festival (they play against ‘the world’)
- Arena (playing against others in their class so this will only work if they organise to be online at the same time between themselves)
- RockSlam (they directly challenge someone else within their year group – only using Rock Names)
Thank you to everyone who took part in the first battle and congratulations to the winning teams. For week 2, we've set up Year 3 vs Year 5. It starts at 8:30am on Monday 30th and finishes at 3:00pm on Friday 3rd. Let's see who triumphs this time!
History home learning
Use the REACH booklet to learn all about Ancient Greece. Although it says this is for Year 3, this is a unit of work that the children haven’t done. Use this time to learn all about the fascinating time of great change! This is the history unit in full so we suggest you complete one question per week.
Can you research and find the answers to the learning questions:
- How was Ancient Greece organised?
- What was the Golden Age in Greece?
- What did the Greeks believe?
- Who were the Ancient Greek philosophers?
- Who won the Peloponnesian war?
- Why was Alexander so great?
Star challenge: How is Ancient Greece similar/different to the other periods of history that you have studied? (Victorians, Romans, Vikings etc)
Geography home learning
Use the REACH booklet to learn all about Rivers. Although it says this is for Year 4, this is a unit of work that the children haven’t done. Use this time to learn all about these natural creations.
Can you research and find the answers to these questions?
1. Where are the world’s rivers?
2. How do rivers help shape the land?
3. What landforms can rivers create?
4. What landforms can rivers create?
5. Why are rivers important to people?
6. What happens when a river floods?
This is the geography unit in full so we suggest you complete one question per week.
Star challenge: Present your information as a poster, fact file, booklet or another way - be creative!
Excellence in our service with others home learning
Our value this term is Acceptance. Please ring a relative to tell them about your learning and how you are. Also complete a random act of kindness around the house (pay someone a compliment or help without them asking).
Welcome To Year 5!
In Year 5, we ask ourselves: 'How Can We Make Our Mark On The World?'
This term, we look forward to exploring the awe and wonder of SPACE and reading our new class book ' Hidden Figures'.