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.
AwakeHere is the weblink to the video to be used fir the alien invasion writing task.
Homework Grid (4x4) Number One
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...
This term, we will be looking at...
Space... The Final Frontier...
In Science lessons, we will be learning about the physics of space and our Solar System, about the planets and moons orbiting our own star - the sun.
In theme lessons, we will look at The Space Race and the incredible achievement of putting men and women into space, on the moon and as we look to the future, further beyond.
In English, we will be covering two units. Our fiction unit is to write a suspense story, using the classic martian invasion tale:'The War Of The Worlds' as a basis. Our non-fiction writing will be a persuasion text about space exploration.
May The Force Be With Us!
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
4.3.20 Year 5 Visit to Jamia Mosque, Rosehill Street, Derby.
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.