It feels very strange, as we approach the end of term, that we won't be having our usual end of year celebrations and landmarks. However, we are looking forward to seeing those of you who can make it in this week to say goodbye to your Year 5 teacher and hello to your new teacher for September. You will also be able to collect your school report. If you have any school books, you can bring them in and leave them with your teacher.
For those of you who can't make it, the Year 5 team would like to say how much we enjoyed your company before our time together was cut short and to wish you a happy and peaceful summer summer holiday. Keep reading and being curious. We'll be looking out for you in September!
With more children returning to classroom learning, Mrs Dewey and Mr Hingston will be in school every day teaching some of the Year 6 children.
As a result, your Year 5 directed tasks each day for English and Maths will now always be the daily English and Maths tasks from the Oak Academy website available on this link.
We recommend you access the Oak Academy website using Google Chrome as this seems to be the most reliable search engine. When you click on this link, it will take you to a page that looks like this:
We are expecting you to complete the English lesson and the Maths lesson every day to help maintain your progress for the remainder of Term 6. Simply click on the appropriate day of the week and then click on the English lesson and complete it and repeat the steps to complete the Maths lessons.
Following feedback from parents, we have decided to continue with one additional directed task prepared by teachers linked to the Year 5 Term 6 curriculum. Please access this from our web page in the normal way. The task will be dated with the appropriate date.
If you have any questions or difficulties accessing the web site or resources, please contact us via the Year Five email and we will do our very best to help. As we will be teaching during the day, we will endeavour to get back to you once the children have left.
As ever, we would be delighted to see any learning completed by the children via the Class Blog or email!
Other Expected Daily Activities
These are the tasks that we expect all the Year 5 children to complete every day to support progress as far as possible.
Reading to an adult or to yourself for 20 minutes
Times Table Rock Stars or Numberbots
Your login for TTRS and Numberbots is in the back of your Reading Record. If you have misplaced it, please let us know and we can send out your details.
Best wishes from:
Mrs Dewey, Mr Hingston and the Year 5 Team
Please see below a suggested timetable which may help you to structure home learning. Of course, it is just a suggestion but, as it broadly follows the Year 5 timetable that the children are already familiar with, it may help you build some routine into the weekdays. If you have any questions, please contact us via email@example.com
It is so important to keep active during these times both mentally and physically. Real PE is an online programme which supports families to be active, play and learn together. It includes a programme for children in Key Stage 2, with daily and weekly guidance provided for both programmes in addition to an option to choose your own themes and activities. This programme is also great for family play and fun.
The website address is: home.jasmineactive.com
Parent email: firstname.lastname@example.org
As well as this online programme, remember you can keep fit by joining Joe Wicks on Youtube at 9AM every weekday.
We're enjoying reading about what some of the Year 5 children have been doing during lock-down and seeing some of your great photographs, but we'd love to hear from more of you. The blog is a completely secure, managed and safe way to chat socially. All the information you need about how to use it can be found in the PDF document below. It's a great way to stay in touch during these difficult times so why not take a look.
Reading aloud to others - children to adults and adults to children - is an important part of our daily curriculum and building this into your home learning would be hugely beneficial. The children have their home reading books with them and these can a great starting point but if you're looking for other ideas the World Book Day website (worldbookday.com) has lots of fun ideas, creative and booky challenges that are well worth looking at. In addition, the site also includes free audio-books, including full chapter books, that can be enjoyed by all the family.
If you're looking for some other ideas, try the Book Trust web site on the link below. Well-known authors and illustrators are coming up with fun activities for you and your family. There are also links to lots of children's authors who are reading or sharing their work in different ways.