Year 5 Teachers:
Mrs Caroline Harland & Mrs Amanda Shippen
Welcome to Year 5
*General Class Information*
As we have now developed our ‘classroom community’ using Class Dojo and are finding this a successful means of communication between home and school, this Class 5 webpage won’t be updated as regularly as it may have been previously.
We are enjoying using Class Dojo to share children’s successes, homework, general updates and communicate with parents/carers at home, and hope you are finding it as useful as we are. If you require any support in using Class Dojo, please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org 🙂
Please continue to look out for your termly newsletter and a welcome message at the beginning of each term here on the class page.
Termly Newsletter: Please click on the link below for an overview of our learning this term.
Hello everyone! We are so excited to welcome you back to school on Wednesday September the 2nd. We have been busy preparing school so that you can all stay safe when you are here. You’ll be pleased to know that although some things may be a little different that school will be the same warm and welcoming place it always has been. Hopefully the information below will help answer any questions that you might have.
What will school look like?
Below are some photos of our classroom so that you can see what it is going to look like. The desks are in rows but other than that it looks similar to how it did last year. We have created a new reading corner and turned the classroom around to face the side wall.
Where do I come into school?
When you arrive next Wednesday ( anytime between 8.45- 9.15), you will be dropped off by an adult at the Year 6 wooden Gate, where a member of staff will meet you with a smile. You can then come straight into the Year 5 classroom through the external door. When you come in through the door, there will be some hand gel to use. I have laid out name labels on the desk so you will know where to sit. Once in school, we will show you where your coat peg and tray are.
What should I bring?
You are coming back to school in comfy leggings/jogging bottoms and trainers everyday which means we can do outdoor learning and PE whenever we can. Forest School will start next Monday- on Forest School days you will need to bring in waterproofs and wellies/hiking boots/old trainers to put on.
On most days, you don’t need to bring in anything other than a water bottle & a packed lunch (if you have one). We have prepared stationery packs and equipment for each of you. For now, you will get a school reading book to keep here and we will also give you a home reading book to keep at home.
Homework will be similar to usual with spellings, reading, timetables rockstars and topic challenges, and we will tell you about this in more detail next week.
What will we be learning about?
We have lots of lovely work planned this term. But first, we are starting with a beautiful book called ‘The boy, the mole, the fox and the Horse’. This book is full of inspiring messages to help support all of us with our return to school. We have already created a display ready for all your brilliant work to be added to. We will also be doing some Maths and English each day as normal and then we will be starting our new topic about the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings! Don’t worry if you feel like you have forgotten things while we have been off school. We will support you with your learning as much as possible and will help you with anything that you find hard or need support with.
Please try not to worry about coming back. It may feel a little strange to start with, but remember we are all in the same position. Everyone will probably be feeling a little nervous to start with. We will be in the classroom ready for when you arrive to reassure you and make sure that you are all ok.
We really can’t wait to see you all,
Mrs Harland & Mrs Shippen
New Update: Summer Term – w/b 22nd June 2020:
I hope that you have all had a lovely weekend. Its was so nice to see lots of you last week via our class Teams meetings. Thank you so much for taking part. For those of you whom I didn’t get to see perhaps we might catch up this week. For this week’s Teams sessions, I am going to be organising some 1:1 meetings. If any of you want to ask me anything, get some help with your home learning or want to show me some of the work that you have completed, you can book a short meeting with me. I will be in touch on Monday to let you know which day I will be available and how you can book a time. We will then have further group meetings across next week and the week after. These will be with both myself, Miss Dunstall and your new Class Teacher for next year. I am hoping during the last week of term to hold a whole class Teams assembly to mark the end of the school year. More details on all of these will follow soon…
Thanks also to all of you who have applied for Head boy and Head girl. Your applications are amazing! I have sent all your letters, PowerPoints and videos to Mr Whelerton & Mrs Boyd, who will be looking at them carefully as part of the process. If you haven’t applied yet you still have until the end of Monday 22nd of June to get it to me. Good Luck all of you- it will be a very hard decision!
I have uploaded the next (and final) set of home learning resources below. These are designed to last over the next 4 weeks:
Y5 Home Learning:
- White Rose Hub home learning Maths sessions (12 lessons- Summer Term week 10, 11 & 12). Please note we are not covering weeks 7,8 & 9 as they are repeats of earlier weeks and you have already done these. The online lesson videos can be found here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/
Please note that you will now need to print the daily worksheets from the links below as the website now requires a password. Friday lessons are Math challenges that don’t require a worksheet printing.
Week 10: Angles (You will need a protractor. I will put a box outside school from Monday so that you can collect one if needed.)
Week 11: Shape
Week 12: Measures
If for any reason you can’t print off the sheets, then there are some paper copies at school which you can collect or if you email me I may be able to drop one off.
Extra maths Challenges: I have added a link with to a variety of problem solving tasks that you can use if you have finished all of your White Rose hub tasks! For some all you need is paper and pencil, others use household objects and there are also some interactive problem solving tasks you can complete on a computer or tablet. https://nrich.maths.org/14580
For our English, Science and Topic work, we have joined with Year 6 and will be completing a variety of tasks based around the theme of spies and detectives!
English: Please find two English learning grids below. Each one has several tasks to complete in order. The tasks are designed to take more than one session to complete. Each grid is aimed to last approx 2 weeks. Please don’t panic if you can’t complete every task though- quality over quantity!
Science: There are a series of spy science missions to complete over the next 4 weeks. Please work through them in order and don’t forget to send me some pictures of your work if possible.
Prayer spaces: Please see the prayer spaces grid for a range of activities designed to help you reflect and support your mental health.
As always, send in your pictures and videos. I have loved seeing your Matchbox Diary work that you have sent in. I have updated the gallery below with some of your most recent work. If you haven’t quite finished your matchbox diary work then you may want to do some more on it so I have left the links below.
Below is Poppy’s matchbox diary writing, Amber’s statue of liberty facts and Elizabeth’s creative writing:
Summer Term Activity grid 3: matchbox diary activity grid Our next 3-week unit of work is based around ‘The matchbox diary’ by Paul Fleischman. It contains activities for English, History, Geography, PHSE, RE and DT.
Some of the links in the document aren’t working properly so I have added them below:
There is also a separate grid with science activities to complete: matchbox diary science grid
Again a copy of the science links are below:
Take care everyone and don’t forget to
Mrs Harland & Miss Dunstall xxxx
Further Learning Links:
Here a list of further web links where your children can access quality learning resources:
Spring Term Curriculum: Please see this terms learning overview and homework challenge grid:
Autumn Term Curriculum: Click in the link below to download a copy of this term’s learning overview
- Please can children bring in PE kits everyday as PE times will vary each week.
- Forest School will be on every second Friday afternoon this year.
- Spellings will be sent home on a Wednesday and tested the following Monday.
- Homework will be home learning challenges linked to our topic and should be handed in on a weekly basis. Also, children will receive Maths homework every fortnight.
- Remember to go on timetables rock stars as often as possible this term too. 3-4 times per week will ensure that you make good progress.
- Children can quiz on Accelerated reader whenever they have finished their reading book.