Welcome to the Year 5 page!
Class Teachers: Miss Falcon (5F)
Mrs Stimpson (5S)
Update: We have added a timetable for Week 2 in the Useful Weblinks section. This doesn't have to be 'stuck' to- we want the children to be happy and that might mean adapting it to suit their needs, their attention span and their ability. Please do e-mail either teacher with any queries or questions! Have a lovely week everyone!
Some of the children were anxious about keeping in touch during this time! I have set up this Padlet, which works like a noticeboard, to help everyone stay connected. Please ensure you check your child's post before submitting it. :) Miss F.
Just copy and paste this link into your browser:
Please also check the school Twitter page for more links to learning activities that can be completed at home.
Please email teachers with any work produced at home to; we’d love to see what you’re doing and give feedback!
We hope you are all well and keeping safe. As most of you will be at home for the foreseeable future and the situation is subject to change at any time, we have organised resources for children to work on from home so that they may continue their learning.Scroll to the bottom of this page for access to the documents. Please keep any work in a folder which we can share when we are all back in school as normal. Under each subject area below, we are also adding links to websites that we think provide enjoyable and high-quality activities.
We are so proud of how well you have coped with this situation, and we know that you will do everything you can do stay safe and happy at home with your families. Your routine will be different from school and this is ok. If you are at home: waking up at a sensible time, getting dressed, having breakfast and taking regular breaks will help with home learning. Try to set yourself a timetable for the day, and know when it is a good time to finish school work. If you can, stay in touch with one another too.
Keep active, keep motivated and keep positive!
If there are any problems or questions, please email us and we will try to get back to you when possible, but please understand that this may not be immediate.
We follow a ‘thematic approach’.
Topics that will be covered during the year:
Autumn 1: Off With Her Head (History focus)
Autumn 2: Stargazer (Science focus)
Spring 1 and 2: Traders and Raiders (History focus)
Summer 1: Allotment (Science and Geography focus)
Summer 2: Time Traveller (Art & D.T. focus)
All areas taught will be underpinned by the 2014 National Curriculum.
As you know, we want you to pick up and read a book as often as you can- after all- books take you to places when you can't get there in person! You might like to try listening to an audiobook for a change (see below for links)!
Our current Spine Texts are for this half term, are:
In school, we read up to chapter 4, so if you're enjoying the book, please do get a copy and carry on reading!
If you like listening to stories, click the link below to listen to FREE audio books!
If you enjoy David Walliams's stories, then you'll be excited to know he's reading aloud every day via his website!
If you'd like to try your hand at being the next famous author or illustrator, click the link below for FREE masterclasses! There are creative activities that go with the videos.
Now we are over halfway through the academic year, we are expecting pupils to apply taught grammar and sentence structures. These include: parenthesis and relative clauses (adding additional information into a sentence); multi-clause sentences; semi-colons and dashes; commas to clarify meaning and to indicate parenthesis.
Within their compositions, pupils are encouraged to make choices that suit their individual pieces, however, they have been taught how to use techniques like 'show not tell', 'flashbacks' and to write with different levels of formality.
During the summer term, we hope that pupils will continue to be selective about, and enjoy making choices that show they are 'readers as writers'.
In the meantime, while you're at home, you could try writing a 60 minute story!
You can register to take part in a FREE webinar for ideas and tips to get you started!
While you are working at home, you can still continue with the kind of activities we normally use in school. We have been doing a six week block on fractions; and many of you will find it helpful to revise any areas of this you found challenging.
Parents/ carers: Click this link for useful information on how to help your child at home.
The methods for calculation we use at St. Peter's can be found on the Mathematics area of our website should you wish to revise the four rules (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).
The structure of our mathematics curriculum can be found on the Year 5 Curriculum map at the bottom of this page. This will show you the areas of learning due to be studied after the 6 week block of fractions finishes (this week ideally).
It is still CRUCIAL that children have a thorough knowledge of all their times tables and can recall these number facts speedily and accurately. PLEASE learn any that you have not learnt already!! :-) TT Rockstars is a fun and practical way to learn these!
Taught by Mrs Murphy
Our new topic, ‘Traders and Raiders’ is a history based topic based on the Anglo- Saxon and Viking history of Britain. We have been learning about key historical events such as the Battle of Lindisfarne and figures such as Alfred the Great. The children have also made their very own Viking longships in D.T with Ms Malik, and they may like to make one of their own.
Design and make a Viking brooch.
Design and make a mini garden. See also link at the bottom of this page for a Garden Project task.
We have added plenty of Viking-themed activities in the Documents section for you to do!
This school is inspiring others with their 'Getting Creative at Home' blog!
In science, we will be completing the unit 'Living Things'.
This is a FREE program that enables children to learn how to code. We use it regularly in school- it is very popular with the chlildren!
This is a 3D drawing and modeling program again that we use in school to deliver the Year 5 computing curriculum. At the moment, they are offering pupils the ability to use it at home (until 30th June) but you do need a Google email address or Microsoft email address to log in. Parents: there is a tutorial on this page which may be helpful.
One project that you may enjoy as part of the Allotment topic, is to Build a Birdhouse!
Join me every day for a home workout aimed at kids 😀
They will be practising conversational skills by listening and responding and also further developing written language skills. The focus topic is called 'Me and My School', and the children will be learning about all things 'school-related', including telling the time, in French! They will continue to look at key French Festivals that might occur during the term.
Children will both listen and respond to, and perform a variety of music, making use of our new ‘Charanga’ music scheme. Each class chooses the unit of learning they will follow during the half term.
While you're at home, there are plenty of musical-themed activities to try:
Discussion and debate; environmental impact of man’s activities); future considerations for planet earth – individual responsibilities. We will also cover a unit entitled 'Food Shortage'.
Homework due in. This consists of an English booklet, online maths, and learning weekly spellings.
Reading diaries/review books collected and checked.
Homework sent home (this includes English, Maths online and, occasionally, topic work).
Weekly Spelling Test
Please ensure a prompt reply to educational visit letters.
Try reading online with EPIC. You will be able to choose from fiction, non fiction, audio books and videos. This is free until at least 30.06.2020
On a laptop/desktop/Chromebook
Log in to https://www.getepic.com/students
Log in with the class code: sjv1325
Select your name from the list and start reading.
Download the EPIC app
Select "Have an account? Log in"
Students & Educators
Log in with class code sjv1325
select your name from the list
If you have any problems logging in, or you cannot see your child's name on the list, email Mrs Rigby
To find books suitable for your child's age, click in the search bar and search for a subject/title, then use the first tab on the left, 'AGE' underneath 'ALL' to filter results for the age you are looking for.
I hope this helps,
Mrs R x