Hi everyone. I hope you have managed to survive the first week without too much trouble. It has been great having some sunshine to cheer us all up and allow us to get in the garden. How is the home learning going? I hope you are managing to get lots done without any trouble, but are also managing to have some relaxation and fun time. Have you been tackling the PE with Joe Wicks? It has been tough, but some of his moves make it a bit more fun. I like the Spiderman and Pikachu moves. I won’t set any more work yet as I feel you have more than enough to tackle if you look at what I have set below and work through your CGP Books. Take the opportunity to learn new skills that are not usually possible, but make sure to keep on top of your academic progress. I will do my best to keep this section of the website full of home learning guidance and activities. If you have any questions or concerns, please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please keep reading everyday. It is one of the best things that you can do.
I would advise carrying on with learning the spelling lists and getting tested once a week. Any of the Year 5 spelling words could be on the SATs next year!
I have added lots of games and activities to the Activelearn accounts. There are reading books with questions that we usually read in groups in class and spelling and grammar activities as well. Don’t forget the school code is: plwa
You also have your CGP Book to work through.
There are many helpful videos on my maths page that cover the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). There is also a link below to the help videos on Math Antics page. It is American, but has lots of useful videos that cover a range of maths topics if you are struggling. I also like his use of humour. You DO NOT need to signup or pay.
This is a good opportunity to get times tables cracked. There are many website that will help with this:
I have added lots of games to the Activelearn accounts. Don’t forget the school code is: plwa
There are also some games on Purplemash.com
You also have your CGP book to work through.
We were learning about the Jewish faith Judaism. We looked the Seder Meal and The Torah. Please have a look at the link below to learn about The Synagogue. Make an information page or quiz about The Synagogue.
Watch this YouTube video about the events of Holy Week:
Now read Matthew’s version of The Last Supper (Matthew26):
Create a comic book of The Last Supper.
Look at the images below of The Last Supper. Write down the similarities that you can see between the story and the paintings. Can you see which one is Judas? Are there any symbols that the artist has put in?
Now look at the part of The Mass where The Last Supper is remembered. It is called The Consecration. Catholics believe that the bread and wine actually become the Body and Blood of Jesus when a miracle happens during The Mass. It happens when the bread and wine are held up and a bell usually rings. We look at the Body and Blood, bow our heads and say in our mind “My Lord and my God”.
Imagine you are writing a guide for people who want to become Catholics and are going to Mass for the first time. Describe what happens at this part of the Eucharistic Prayer giving reasons for the words, actions and symbols used.
What do you think is the meaning of the words: Mystery of Faith?
What is the same about these three responses, what is different?
We had started sewing and embroidering but did not start on our final pieces. We did three backstitches to get us started and then a simple running stitch. If anybody in your household is able to help children develop their sewing skills, please have a go.
We didn’t quite get our Anglo-Saxon topic finished, so I recommend looking at the BBC website below to learn something new:
Body coach Joe Wicks is live streaming PE lessons aimed at children on his YouTube channel. They are on Monday to Friday at 9am. I am joining in and doing my best, but it is tough! I love the Spiderman move and the Karate Kid Bonsai Tree move.
And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently.
And the people healed. And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.
And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed.
Look after yourselves and I will hopefully see you soon.
Welcome to Year 5’s class page…
Welcome to the Year 5 page of our website! Below you will find lots of useful information about our class as well as what we have been up to.
My name is Mr. Knight and I am the class teacher. My assistant is Mr. Carroll. Mrs. Spacey and Miss Mallinson also teach Year 5 on Fridays. Mrs. Moore very kindly comes in on Thursday afternoons, especially to listen to the children read and talk about stories.
This term’s Stars!
Below you’ll find photos of the children who have been given the Star Award in our Friday morning assembly.
Things to know about…
Reading (everyday) – Your child should read at home every day (independently or to an adult) record it in their Reading Diary and get it signed or initialled by an adult at home. It is really helpful if you can chat to your child about what they are reading, what their opinion about the book is and get them to make predictions about what will happen next based on what they have read.
Please make sure your child’s Reading Diary and reading books are in everyday!
Learn spellings (everyday) – New lists are given on Friday for your child to learn for a test on the following Friday.
Maths times tables (everyday) – Each week, the children are given a times table to focus on learning ready for a test on the following Friday. If your child knows their times tables very well, they will be tested on decimal numbers. For example, 0.6 x 3= 23.5 x 4 = After Christmas, we look at problem solving and reasoning questions using our times tables knowledge.
English and Maths Homework – English and Maths homework will be given on a Friday to be in the following Friday. The homework will be based on work done in class that week and you should not spend more than 20-30 minutes on each piece. We will work through any misunderstandings.
Click the buttons below to download each Curriculum Newsletter.
Click the buttons below to download each Learning Log.
More useful spelling lists
Click the buttons below to download each List.
World Book Day
We had great fun dressing up for World Book Day. We did some fabulous book reviews and had a go at making up some Harry potter spells.
We used a 3D CAD (Computer Aided Design) programme to make our 3D robots and then put them in the real world.
Here are our finished pieces of art.
We used Modroc to give our lunar landscapes texture and then we mixed black and white paint to give us different tones.
We researched some famous astronauts and cosmonauts and created some fun videos on the iPads. Click here to go to the page and watch them.
We have been exploring how to create sequences on the floor and on apparatus and we have done some partner work to create paired counter balances and counter tension. Have a looked at how amazing we are!
Gymnastics part 2
Here are some more pictures of our amazing gymnastics!
Food Glorious Food!
We created some gifs for Christmas. Click on them to see them in action. Happy Christmas!
Christmas Mathematical art
We did some very tricky tessellations to make some wrapping paper, an abstract Christmas Tree gift tag and showed great resilience with the angel sketch curves.
We have really enjoyed this part of our topic: making scrambled egg and leek and potato soup!
Perspective Art – Our Drawings
We had a go at different styles to show perspectives. We are very pleased with them!
Perspective Art – Digital Work
We looked at photographs that played around with perspective and then had a go at taking some of our own. What do you think?
Tinsel Trolley Dash
We had great fun playing snowy games on the Tinsel Trolley Dash day.
Inventors and Inventions
Mathematical Art – Tangrams
We combined maths and art to create some Tangram work. You must use all of the seven shapes, they must be touching and they cannot overlap. What do you think of them?
Prayer and Liturgy
Were you able to join us for our Prayer and Liturgy? If you did, I hope you agree that we were loud and clear and did it in a very thoughtful and reflective way.
In D.T., we had to design and make mechanical toys that could be sold in the shop at Blackpool Zoo. We learnt many new skills and used tools safely and accurately.
Science – Forces
We explored different forces in science. We made autogyros and investigated how to make them fall more slowly and rotate more quickly. We had a fierce competition that was very close!