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Hope you are all well and enjoying your time at home. We are missing you all and hope to see you soon.
Here are some useful websites that you might want to explore whilst we are learning from home.
Audible – all children’s audiobooks are available for free while schools are closed.
Authorfy – access to masterclasses on texts from a range of authors, including videos from the authors and activities linked to novels.
Book Trust – a site with recommended booklists, categorised by age range and topic, including fiction and non-fiction. Family activities are included in the ‘Home Time’ section.
Elevenses with the World of David Walliams -one free audio book reading is available to listen to every day.
NRICH – a range of activities. Some are interactive and some are to be completed offline. Activities are categorised by age range.
Top Marks – a range of interactive maths games categorised by age group.
White Rose – presentations and downloadable workbooks which are easy to use for parents. New material is being released each week.
BBC Bitesize – interactive resources covering the primary science curriculum.
Disney 10 minute Shake Ups – 10-minute videos based on Disney films that count towards a child’s 60 active minutes per day.
Youth Sport Trust – loads of PE activities that are easy for the children to do at home.
Daily Draw with Mrs Morton-Race. Check the website daily where a new theme will be given. Draw your take on it with any medium you wish. Then email it to Mrs Morton-race at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will post the pictures each day.
Global Dimesions – looks at global issues and explores the links between our own lives and people, places and issues throughout the world.
Don’t forget to keep in touch. Here are our email addresses
Please use our website to find out what we will be learning throughout this year, keep up-to-date with upcoming events; find useful documentation linked to our curriculum using the Files to Download.
You can also view our gallery and Blog items which will show you just how much fun we have had learning throughout this year!
This summer term, we will be learning all about the Incas and Machu Pichu in our history topic. This will take many forms over the course of term, as we find out about the Incas way of life and the invasion of the Spanish conquistadors, which effectively wiped out this ancient civilisation. In Geography, we will be looking at what makes a country appealing to live in? Pupils will compare and contrast the physical and human features of a region in the UK with South America and continue to develop their understanding and correct use of vocabulary and name and locate a few major cities in each country in the UK while identifying a range of human and physical characteristics (mountains, rivers, coastlines).
Along with our cross-curricular writing about the Incas and South America, we will be making links with our R.E topic using the story of Rama and Sita to right our own Hindu stories. In addition to this we will also spend the final few weeks researching ‘Just So’ stories before creating our own stories involving animals.
In Maths, we will be beginning our year 5 summer term looking at decimals, fractions, percentages, before we begin to look at shape and probability. We will also continue to revise the four main operations and word problems.
Much of our work in maths this year is aided by a sound knowledge of times tables, so please help your children practice in any way you can at home.
All children should have a password for Times tables rocks, as well as a purple mash password. Your child should be accessing these sites at least once a week at home to help practice their tables.
Schedule for the diary
Monday – Please ensure that PE kits are in the school for the week. every other week the children have P.E and Music – please make sure musical instruments are brought in.
Wednesday- Homework handed in. Every other week children have P.E and Music. Please make sure musical instruments are brought in.
Thursday- Second P.E lesson with class teacher.
Friday- Homework will be set, which will consist of spellings, English and Maths.
Homework including Maths, English and Spellings are sent out on Friday. Homework is to be handed in on the following Wednesday. Our Spelling Test will take place on Wednesday. Children will be expected to complete their homework and revise their spellings. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if any help is needed with homework.