Year 5- I first of all want to wish you a happy New Year! I hope you all managed to have a lovely Christmas period. Thank you again for all of your lovely cards, gifts and treats.
I am very sad that we will not be meeting in-person for a while. I hope this time is short and that we get to be back together soon. I will be planning lots of opportunities for us to catch up in small groups, as a whole class and one-to-one using Google Meet. Make sure you keep an eye on Google Classroom so you don't miss out!
For your learning, there will be lots of ideas and activities being uploaded across the next couple of days. Tomorrow (05.01.21), I will ask you to look at the links uploaded to the 'Work for those at home' section on Google Classroom. This is because I will spend tomorrow editing and tweaking the fun lessons I had planned for us to do in class to make them suitable for you at home.
Keep in touch. Send me a message on Google Classroom, send me some photos of anything you get up to and try to join our Google Meets when you can.
Thinking of you all, Miss Potter :)
Year 5 Team:
Mrs Gomme - Class Teacher on a Monday
Miss Potter - Class Teacher on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Mrs Miller and Mrs Silverwood - Teaching Assistants
Welcome to Year Five's section of the website. Look out for regular updates to find out what the children have been learning and experiencing.
Routine and Information
Monday: Mrs Gomme and Mrs Miller
Tuesday-Friday: Miss Potter and Mrs Miller
We welcome you to come and speak to us if you have any queries. Please leave a message with the staff member at the gate if you cannot see a member of the Year 5 team. Time is limited in the mornings and not particularly private, so the end of the day is preferable if it can wait.
This year, we will be setting home learning tasks on Google Classroom. We will also set school work on Google Classroom in the event of a class / school / local / national lock down.
In Year 5, pupils will be asked to complete reading, spelling, maths and another task (writing, topic, science etc).
Reading will be recorded in reading records and spelling will be recorded in spelling journals. Spelling books should be returned on a Monday
Maths will be set on Mathletics and 'other tasks' can be completed on paper and photographed or on a computer or tablet. Photos can be emailed to email@example.com
What are we learning about this term?
Theme: Amazing Americas
Link text: Journey to the River Sea, Eva Ibbotson.
See below for our curriculum map for Spring 2020.
See below for Year 5's non-negotiables.
This term our Class Talk Topic is: “How and why are the Americas changing?” We will be working on this question in our topic lessons as we develop our understanding of physical and human geography. We will be trying to answer this question through our school- and home-based project which will be presented to class 6.
Please the document above to help you attach a document for your reading assignments.
If the work is not listed as an assignment, you do not need to show Miss Potter the work unless it says otherwise.
The optional task is listed as an assignment, but is an optional task to complete and send in digitally.
Religious Education, PSHE and Collective Worship
In RE we are learning "How can Brahman be everywhere and in everything?" in our study of Hinduism.
In Jigsaw PSHE lessons our unit is: Dreams and Goals!
In Collective Worship our theme is: Respect and Reverence...so that we live life in all its fullness.
Please see Google Classroom for more information.
These websites can be useful for helping with homework or for working from home.
Our favourite is Hit the Button!
A useful website with a range of subjects to look through.
Useful to practice your times tables at home. In the link is the speed test. How fast can you go?
We like to watch this in class, but you could try reading some of the articles when you are at home!
DK Find Out!
Fun facts for kids!