Welcome to Year 5
Hello to my Fabulous Fives!
What a strange time this is- school seems so quiet without you all and we are really missing you. I hope you have been enjoying the sunshine and bit of family time.
I would love to see how your project on Rome is going, so please e mail me updates or post them on Twitter. Here is a link to a good website if you want to find out about the history of Rome and the Roman Empire:
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As the weather has been so nice, I’ve spent a lot of my time when not in school, outside with Jane and Dylan. We have been trampolining lots, playing hide and seek and doing mini scavenger hunts. I’ve also had a go at the Joe Wicks PE sessions each day which are EXHAUSTING!
Last weekend, we decided to do an activity which I’d done at school: making a salt dough Loch Ness monster! Can you guess which one is mine??
Have a go at this mid-week brain bender! Can you name the countries from the symbols? This is a real tricky one so 1 dojo will be awarded for each correct answer. E mail them to me to start earning your dojos!
This week Jane, Dylan and myself have been getting excited for Easter and creating some Easter baskets to collect goodies in. We’ve also made some toilet roll owls; they’re dead easy, why not have a go?!
Please find below a list of links and activities that you can use to help with your learning at home. Just click on the links to access resources.
Best-selling children’s author and TV star David Walliams is to read an audio story every day for a month. Click on the link to watch!
Oxford Owl (link below) offers FREE e-books via their website, all you need to do is create a login. Lots of books, both Fiction and Non-Fiction, that we use in school are available along with interactive teaching resources and activities. Definitely worth a look!
Another way to borrow books to read or listen to for free is through your local library and an APP called BorrowBox. All you need to do is download the App and then login with your library account details that can be found on your library card- simple! If you don’t have an account, you can sign up for one online:
Obviously, I want to hear all about what you have been reading while school is closed. If you would like to review one of your books, click the link or create your own book review. Each book review will be worth 5 tickets in our reading raffle when we get back to school!
Have some fun with your writing and have a look through some of these creative writing prompts. Choose one and complete the writing challenge. I can’t wait to read some of these by e mail or when we are back at school!
Some of these writing prompts may be useful to all you budding authors!
In this folder are all of the weekly spelling tests we use through Y5. If you want to learn beyond the 3 weeks we have given in your folders, you are more than welcome!
Here is a list of those tricky words which you need to learn over the course of Year 5 and 6.
If you want to mix up the way you learn your spellings, use this selection of simple ideas. Many of these we already use in school.
White Rose have released clips linked to some topics in maths to support your learning. There are also ‘Problems of the Day’ to get those brains busy!
Remember to keep working on your times tables using Times Tables Rockstars. I hope to be seeing a lot more Rock Legends and Rock Heros!
Great range of crafty ideas
Join in a 20 minute daily PE session with Joe Wicks. We are doing this in school each day- it would be lovely to all be doing the same lesson together!
Relax and get energised with these wonderful ‘Cosmic Yoga’ sessions. Again, this is a session we are doing at school each day as well.
If you love a bit of historical fact finding, then use these links to find out more about your chosen time period.
Practical guide to supporting your child’s learning at home and a home learning pack from Classroom Secrets Kids
Use this time to learn a bit of sign language with Natasha Lamb.
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