We are the first year group in upper Key Stage 2. We’ve really grown in maturity and are ready to take on even more learning challenges with a positive attitude and a ‘can do’ mindset. Although we’re not yet the oldest children in the school, we understand the importance of leading by example through our excitement and enjoyment of learning.
In year 5 our children have the opportunity to take part in an amazing residential camp at Porthpean Outdoor Learning Centre. This is a fantastic opportunity for the children to participate in range of activities including:
Your child should be reading every night, aloud to an adult as well as reading to themselves. Children should have both a non-fiction and fiction reading book at all times and please remember to sign the reading record when you hear them read!
Spellings are assessed on a daily basis through games and in their writing, and it’s great to practice these at home whenever you get the opportunity too.
Children having a rapid recall of times tables and associated division facts is also a must. Periodically we’ll send home activities or signpost resources that will support children with mathematics, particularly ones that help children feel prepared for their end of KS2 tests.
Your child will be given a STAR learning homework grid at the start of each term, with a range of project-based learning activities for your child to do at home. This is to give all children the opportunity to shine and get excited by learning, in whichever area their strengths are. You can help as much or as little as you like – even grannies and grandads can get involved!
We ask children to bring in their STAR learning throughout the term so that we can celebrate and share it in the class. Many star learning projects are so brilliant they even get a Head Teacher’s Award which will mean five additional tokens for their team class award.
Have a look at these documents to help you at home!
It is really important that all children remain learning in the time when we are not at school. Retention of learning is crucial: if we don’t use it, we lose it!
We would recommend that where possible, children have structure throughout the day and choose as many activities from the list below as it possible. If you would like to complete other learning activities, please do!
Obviously all children are different, having a variety of strengths and areas to develop. You may need to break these tasks down and offer them more support, or challenge them further.
At home, children can access their class ‘Google Classroom‘ pages which are full of learning we have been completing at school. We keep these up to date with tasks for the children to complete and web-links which contain relevant and interesting information on our termly topics.
If you have a garden, get outside as much as possible. Look at the different leaves and flowers – try some sketching or write a poem. Use our wonderful natural environment to develop curiosity.
On return to school, all teachers would love to see what you have got up to at home, but also, feel free to mark anything at home – children love instant feedback!
In the ‘Discovery’ section of the website, you will find additional websites to support your child’s learning.
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In addition to the general learning activities, here is a more structured timetable week by week. Please keep in contact with us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be missing you and we are looking forward to you contacting us with your amazing learning.
Week beginning 1.6.20. June 1st – Year 5 All Learning
Hello year 5! Hope you’ve enjoyed your half term. It’s a new week and things are starting to feel a little bit different during these strange and difficult times. You may have heard some of your friends or siblings in year 6, year 1 and/or Reception are starting to come back to school. However, for you in year 5 most of you will continue your learning at home for now. You will still find your learning slides on Google Classroom and on the school website as normal. There will also be tasks on MyMaths and a Spelling Hive game on Wednesday at 9.30am (check Google Classroom for the code). These will continue being set by us Mr Wake and Mr Rutterford, however because we are now back at school, sadly we will not be able to give you feedback as quickly as before, BUT WE WILL TRY OUR BEST! Please if you do have any questions we will also continue to use the Year5homelearning@
Stay safe out there everyone. We miss you!
Week beginning 25.5.20
This week, because it’s half term, we will be doing a few different things. In maths we are revisiting addition and subtraction, grammar will be relative clauses and adverbs and in STAR we are looking at some science. Alongside these, there are websites, games and videos to do whilst you are at home! Remember to stay safe in the sun this half term and enjoy yourselves!! All work will be on Google classroom 🙂
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Week beginning 27.4.20
Hi Year 5, brilliant job so far with all the work you have been doing; both on Google Classroom and the pictures you are sending us! This week we will be focussing on percentages in Maths. Through STAR we are looking at and writing biographies of famous WW2 figures, discovering a soldiers kit and looking at the weapons! As well as continuing our weekly spelling and reading Goodnight Mr Tom. Please find all work every morning on Google Classroom 🙂 Keep it up team!
Week beginning 20.4.20
Hello everyone! We are so excited to hear from so many of you though Google classroom. The learning about WW2 has been brilliant and you are getting stuck into Goodnight Mr Tom! Spelling Shed & MyMaths has also been in great use!
Find more learning on Google Classroom!
Week beginning 13.4.20
Please see Google classroom for your learning!
We are really excited to be getting stuck into our WW2 STAR learning and are basing the learning in the first 2 weeks on Evacuees. Each day we are going to be uploading tasks on Google Classroom, along with supporting powerpoints which should make everything very clear for everyone!
Week beginning 6.4.20
Week beginning 30.3.20
Maths: Place Value (see Google Classroom)
STAR Learning: Poetry (haikus, acrostics and limericks!) and ‘The World and me’ (see Google Classroom)
Week beginning 23.3.20
Division – find your learning on Google Classroom
“What a Beautiful World” – look at Google Classroom for more!
Science “It’s a Bug’s Life” – find out more on Google Classroom.
PE will be an important part of our week – please have your PE kit on you at all times, in case we have an extra lesson!
Any adults to hear readers will be welcomed until 9.10 everyday. Please let us know if you are interested in supporting the year group.
If you have any old shirts you could donate to the art shirt box we would be very grateful.
If you have any concerns about your child at all, please do not hesitate to come in and speak to us. It is always best to talk to us as soon as possible if you or your child are unhappy about anything as it will enable us to resolve any issues quickly. We have more time available after school than before school to speak to parents, but in an emergency of course pop in anytime.