You can find the Year 5 Homework for this week here. Please can your child spend no longer than 45mins per week on it.
If you are experiencing any problems with the work, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Wow, we've learnt a lot this week! Jo Richardson provided us with some fascinating facts about our Solar System in the Space workshop on Monday. We also made 'planet bunting' (working out where to put the planets incorporated some very tricky calculations for a Tuesday afternoon, well done everyone!).
Wednesday's workshop with The National Archives gave us an interesting insight into how symbols and images were used in Tudor times to portray monarchs as powerful leaders.
Well done everyone, you've worked incredibly hard this week.
Have a lovely weekend.
Mrs Leslie & Mrs Bonnett
Please follow this link for the Year 5 Homework for this week. These home challenges will be set every Wednesday, to be completed in homework books (to be sent home today), these will be collected on a Monday. We will mark and go through the homework together in class. Please can your child spend no longer than 45 mins on it per week. In addition to this homework, it would be really helpful if all children could be reading for 15 minutes every day. This could be reading a book (fiction or non-fiction), a magazine or newspaper – any kind of reading is good reading!
If your child has a Nessy account which they are working on at home, then this takes a greater priority than homework. We are setting time aside for Nessy in class too, however.
Spellings will be sent home as part of the homework. These will be made up from a specific spelling pattern (followed in class), the Years 5 & 6 Statutory Spelling List, and some will come from common misspelled words. We will be focusing on these spellings in class too and children are not expected to learn them by rote. Instead, we are encouraging pupils to 'apply' them to their writing. It would be helpful if you could motivate your child to apply them to their written homework (where possible!).
Thursday lunchtimes 1.00-1.30pm in Year 5 classroom. Available to any child who has any questions or worries about their homework.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any problems with this homework email@example.com
n English this week, Year 5 have been writing algorithms for a video game quest story. It was a tough challenge but it was good fun listening to their stories today, there were some excellent examples of fronted adverbials too! Well done.
Below are a few photos from our work in class this week. In Science we made pocket-sized solar systems and used a 'bendy pencil' experiment to discuss how we use evidence to prove our scientific theories. In Topic, we found out where the Elizabethan and Tudor periods fit into the 'bigger picture' of British Monarchs, everyone created impressive timelines.
Next week I have organised for the class to have two interactive workshops:
Monday 21st September - ESERO will be hosting a webinar on 'Our Place in Space'
Wednesday 23rd September - The National Archives are hosting a workshop for us on Images from the Tudor Period.
Both should be interactive and fun webinars.
Homework will be sent home next Wednesday, this will be posted on the blog. If anyone has any worries or problems with getting their homework completed, I will be offering a drop-in session on a Thursday lunchtime to help with it.
Have a lovely weekend.
Mrs Leslie & Mrs Bonnett
Its been lovely to see all of the Year 5 pupils back in school this week, they have returned with impressive amounts of enthusiasm and resilience.
We have been busy finding out what we already know about our topic for this term, ‘Elizabethan Times’. There has been much discussion about chopping-off heads, I think Horrible Histories has a lot to answer for! Below are a few of our Tudor portraits.
We have also started to think about our Science topic this term, Space. On Monday 21st September I have organised for us to have a virtual workshop on 'Our Place in Space' with an Ambassador from the European Space Education. If you have any questions or queries about this, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Have an enjoyable weekend.
Welcome back to the start of a new academic year, I hope you've had a fantastic summer break. Mrs Bonnet and I are looking forward to welcoming the children back into class on Tuesday. To remind you, Year 5 children can enter the playground at 8.50am where I will be there to greet them and we will start class at 9am. Our finish time will be 3.30pm.
I appreciate that coming back to school is going to be very daunting for some and incredibly exciting for others and we have kept the week flexible to accommodate everyone's feelings. We will spend most of Tuesday morning catching up with each other and going over class housekeeping such timetables, resources and handing out books and new stationary. Children are welcome to bring in their own pencil case filled with personal drawing and writing goodies however I will also be handing out individual pencil cases which we'll fill with everything they'll need for work during the school day (such as writing pen, pencil, rubber, glue stick etc..). This will hopefully minimise the need to walk around the classroom during lesson time.
Below is a picture of the what the classroom looks like, the only real change is that all tables will be facing forward. We will be staying in our class 'bubble' for the day and not mixing with other classes at any point whilst in school. Break and lunch times will be as usual at 10.45am and 12.30pm.
Please can all children bring their PE kit with them tomorrow, we will be having outdoor PE on Wednesday this week.
We're very much looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday.
Mrs Leslie and Mrs Bonnett