Welcome to the Year 5 page
for the school year 2020-2021.
We would like to extend a warm welcome to you all and we hope you have had a lovely summer break!
Summer Term 2 - June 1st - July 17th 2020
Mind, Body & Soul
This topic was originally planned to tie-in with the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Obviously, due to the current situation in the world, the Olympics are now postponed to the summer of 2021.
However, the ethos and the spirit of the Olympic Games are eternal and if anything, the coronavirus pandemic will only strengthen the resolve, resolution, motivation and life force of the athletes, volunteers, organisers and the games themselves.
So, although the focus will now shift away from the Olympics and Japan, we will still include learning about some elements of the Olympic movement and famous Olympic athletes. This term, is a geographical focus and Y5 will be learning about the continent of Oceania!
So, g'day mate, grab your boomerang, get ready to shout a Haka, return the heart of Te Fitti like Moana and look forward to a Bush Tucker Challenge!
Completed all your work and want to do some more? Check out these fantastic websites for extra activities and challenges.
'Deadly 60' / 'Battle of the Critters' Project!
Ok Bruces and Sheilas, as we know, Australia is home to a myriad of varied wildlife species - some very dangerous or poisonous like various spiders, snakes, crocodiles and sharks; or indigenous to Australia such as kangaroos, koalas and Tasmanian devils; or some downright bizarre like the duck-billed platypus!
Can you create a factfile on these creatures? Include pictures, facts about what they look like, size, venomous toxicity, habitat, etc?
Like Steve Backshall, create a 'Deadly 60' style factfile (https://www.bbcearth.com/shows/deadly60/) or a 'Battle of the Aussie Critters' tournament (like the recent 'Battle of the Picture Books' but with venom, teeth and claws!)- if the animals came up against each other, who would win? Could a crocodile take down a Great White shark? I know I certainly wouldn't want to be anywhere near that battle!
Be as creative as you like, but try and keep it scientifically factual! And as always, send pictures or videos of your projects to your teachers.
Well done to Jack, Eve and Grace who achieved their Gold certificate in Mathletics...
and a special mention to Michael who finished 18th in the UK daily leader board. Keep up the great work!
Summer Term 1 - 20th April - 22nd May 2020
This term, we will be looking at...
Lest We Forget... War In The Air.
To tie-in with the commemorations for the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II this summer, we are concentrating on the brave men and women who fought during this terrible conflict and on how it affected life in Britain. All year groups are looking at WWII, but in Year 5, we are focusing on the battles fought in the skies by our brave RAF pilots and iconic aircraft such as Spitfires, Hurricanes and Lancaster Bombers, that we had the privilege to see on our recent visit to The RAF museum at Cosford.
Obviously, the current situation with school closure has meant that we have had to considerably alter what we had planned for this topic, but we hope that you will still be engaging in meaningful learning and enjoy finding out about this topic which is full of stories and human endeavours of bravery, camaraderie and love as well as harrowing, horrible and sad events that inevitably come with war.
It is to our older generations that we look to for inspiration as they or their parents lived through it all - just look at the amazing Captain Tom Moore, who fought in WWII and has raised over £20 million for the NHS, just days shy of his 100th birthday.
If you have older relatives or family friends that have WWII experiences, why not call them, facetime or skype if possible and find out about their amazing stories and write it down to share with us all.
The Y5 teachers really, really miss you, but stay strong and safe and healthy because we know you are all absolute superstars!
As we cannot swap reading books at school, you can now continue to read books on Oxford Owl.
Select the pink my class login icon at the top of the screen.
Login as: wsfclass7, wsfclass8 or wsfclass9- class7, class8 or class9 and use the password Summer1
Click on the green my bookshelf icon then use the search bar to search for a book by theme, series or age group.
There are also activities to complete which can be found in the parents section.
Ok Year 5, it's time to get serious!! It's 'BATTLE OF THE BANDS' time on TT Rockstars!
It's Year 5 against Year 6!!!!!!
Are you ready to show everyone who's THE BOSS? Time to SLASH our opponents in THE CLASH of Y5 vs Y6! Let's KISS them goodbye, shout a PRIMAL SCREAM, burn them to ASH and leave them in THE DARKNESS and DIRE STRAITS!
It's time for EXTREME maths, U2 can be the QUEEN or kings of times tables! Let's be INXS of our maths, go on a multiplication JOURNEY and be THE KILLERS of Y6 dreams. They will go down like a LED ZEPPELIN as Y5 become the LEVELLERS. The MOTLEY CRUE of Y5 are here! Like driving NINE INCH NAILS into the OASIS of Y6 hopes, there is NO DOUBT that Y5 can rise to the occasion and turn Y6's SIMPLE MINDS into PULP as they slide into SKID ROW, and we ascend to NIRVANA!
As IRON MAIDEN once sung, they will RUN TO THE HILLS!
Simply log in to TT Rockstars and play as usual. Correct answers earn points for your year group in the battle. Rock on and let battle commence! It all starts at 9am on Monday 11th May.
***LATEST UDATE***LATEST UPDATE***LATEST UPDATE***
So proud of Y5, you are SMASHING (PUMPKINS) it!!!!!
Keep going, we've got to keep this up!
(as of start of 13th May)
Year 5 are literally rocking this! It's electric! Like AC/DC shocking you into action! Keep going!!!!
(as of 11:30am, Thursday 14th May)
The battle ends 5pm Friday 15th May!
One day to go....
It's official! Year 5 are the ultimate Rockstars of times tables! An unbelievable result and effort, well done all of you! We are so proud of Y5!
Special shout-outs go to the top six point scorers of 2000+:
6th: Rhys W (2,030)
5th: George Bs (2,057)
4th: Brendan J (3,437)
3rd: Cara-Jean S (3,559)
2nd: Jasmine G (7,365)
1st: Andrew T (8,382)
Bible animation for kids based on Luke 8: 4-15, Matthew 13: 1-9, 18-23, and Mark 4: 1-20.
We know how much you enjoy the class read. So sit down and listen to this fascinating story of Sabrina and the river spirit. Try to listen to a chapter a day. There are worksheets for each section, but this week we just want you to listen to the story and use the seven strategies for reading. If you want make notes on what you have learned, and write a book review or draw a storyboard at the end of the week, that would be fantastic.
Don't forget to join Joe Wicks everyday for his 30 minute work out on youtube.
Please do not hesitate to email the Year 5 team if you have any questions regarding these answers. Each question page has examples (plus some have images that support the explanations too). Encourage your child to calculate mentally and use jottings or written methods if they cannot calculate mentally. This will help you to understand your child's methodology - particularly if they make a mistake.
Revisit any errors together. It is also a good idea to revisit these questions (or similar questions) a few weeks later to ensure that the concept is secure.
Home Learning 20.3.20
We will update this page weekly with learning tasks for the children to complete at home. We recommend that you plan and prioritise the basics- English and Maths. Children learn better in the morning so focus on these subjects then.
A suggested typical day:
Could also include:
Design & Technology
Try and keep to a similar routine each day and build in regular break times. Physical activity will be more important than ever.
To contact your child's class teacher, use the listed email below. These email addresses are to be used to ask questions about learning activities sent home or set online. Teachers will endeavour to respond during normal school hours. Any other questions should be sent directly to Mrs Smart.
Check out the blogs for each class on Purple Mash! Upload your pictures of your home learning or just let your classmates and teachers know of things that are going on.
To view and add, log on to Purple Mash, then click the 'Sharing' tab at the top, then 'Shared Blogs'. Then click on your class' blog and away you go!
Welcome to Year 5!
Our teaching and learning teams are:
Class 7 - Mr Goodridge, with Mrs Burton and Mrs Thomas.
Class 8 - Mr Poynton with Ms Guest.
Class 9 - Mrs Rowlands and Mr Simmons, with Mrs Hatton and Mrs Salt.
We are looking forward to an INCREDIBLE year...
Games lessons will be on a Wednesday afternoon and the children will require kit suitable for all weather conditions, as they will take place outside whenever possible. P.E. is swimming on Friday mornings (until Easter 2020).
Spelling tests will be weekly on a Friday and all homework will be set via Mathletics and Reading Eggspress.
It is important for children in Year 5 to read every night. Please remember to record any reading your child does in their reading diary. These will be checked every week so please make sure they are in school every day.
Class teachers are available on the playground every day if you have any questions.
The Year 5 Teaching Team
The children compared what they could see inside the mosque, with what they would see inside a church. They were given lots of information, answered lots of questions and had the opportunity to ask questions of their own. The children (and staff) developed their knowledge and understanding of Islam.
Ask your child to tell you what the photographs show. They will be able to talk to you about what they show. Ask them where Prince Charles sat on his visit to this mosque...It wasn't where the children were expecting!
Talk for Writing
We are using 'story maps' to help us learn, understand and write challenging text.
We are learning to write a suspense Tale
In the autumn term we have rehearsed our first non-fiction text map - 'How is aluminium recycled?' Ask the children to retell this text.
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