This would have been our last week together in Year Five. I am so sad that I don't get to spend my last week with all of you, but I thought that we could still do some of the things we would have done to celebrate our year together (but at home).
Below this message I have added some end of year class award categories. I would love it if you could vote for your classmates and email your votes to me. I can then total up the scores and create the awards like I normally would. I will announce the winners on the page next week. I have also given you a little challenge to describe everyone using just one word. Please send this to our class email, because I can pop them onto the page for everyone to see.
This week, I would love you to have a go at some end of year creative writing tasks in English (your choice). I am very excited to see the results of this - paritcularly the aging app 'future self'project. If I am brave enough, I will add my aging booth photo (but it is not a pretty sight). I will also get some of the staff to do theirs when I am in school tomorrow.
Your reading challenge this week is to continue with our class novel - The invention of Hugo Cabret. I have assigned this audio book on GETEPIC and would like you to listen to/read the remainder of this book during the summer. Photocopies of the chapters are included in the weekly pack that can be collected from school. There is also a reading challenge calendar above with daily challenges for July.
There are brand new reading, writing, spelling and maths lessons for your final week. I have carried over the French, PSHE and computing/design from last week. There are 2 new computing lessons linked to a unit called 'Can you design a maze?'. Click on the links below to access the lessons continue your design. You can download SCRATCH for free to design and make your maze.
You have been a fabulous class, and I am really sad that we didn't get to spend our summer term together. I am very proud of your efforts at home, and you really have proven what a dedicated and creative team you are!
Have a fantastic summer and we cannot wait to have you back in September!
Please see the 2 new online computing lessons below - Can you design a maze?
This week, we will be exploring 2D and 3D shapes and then we will move onto reflecting and translating shapes as the week progresses.
There are are 4 lessons on The White Rose website. If you click on the pictures below it will take you to the White Rose year video for that lesson and then complete the task below.
lesson 1 - regular/irregular polygons
lesson 2 - reasoning about 3D shapes
lesson 3 - reflection
lesson 4 - translation
Please try your best. If you get stuck, email me and I can give you some additional help. Also if you need the answers to mark your work, please email and I will send them through.
Over the summer, I would like you to read the rest of Hugo Cabret at your own pace. You can do this via GETEPIC or read the book (photocopies will be in the pack available from the office).
In addition to this, I would like you to read page 4 of the PDF below to learn all about Martin Luther King. This links to the art/history project below.
This week, you can choose to complete any of the create writing tasks below to celebrate our year:
- write a letter to someone else in the class from your future self (20 years in the future). Use the app below to create a picture of yourself age 29/30 and include this in your letter. Tell the person you are writing to all about your life as a 29/30 year old. You will need to tell them about where you live, who you live with, your job and qualifications and all of your achievements in adulthood.
- create a class survival book for surviving Year Five
- write your own school report using the template below
- Plan and teach a mini-lesson for the new Year Five class on a topic that you are passionate about
- create a getting-to-know-you bag for Miss Handley
This week's focus is using the apostrophe for possession and spelling words form the Year 5/6 spelling list.
I have also added an emoji spelling list. Take a word list each week and use the suggested games to practise spelling.
Use the wesbite below to practise year 5 spellings. There are tables along the top so you can study the words, learn them, play games and finally test yourself.
PHSE and Music
We are going to consider what makes us angry and together we will explore strategies for calming down when we get frustrated.
Please read chapter 3, 4 and 5 of 'How to take the GRRRR out of Anger' on GETEPIC (this has been assigned to you) by clicking on the picture below.
After reading, I would like you to have a go at the following tasks:
- create your own Imessage examples using the website link below. I have created one example for you.
- create a list/pictures of what 'pushes your buttons'
- create a calming Spotify Playlist for Year 5 and send to our class email
- create 5 steps to taming that temper
Please send your work to me at email@example.com so we can all share ideas for how to calm down. I am sure we could all use some tips!
Art and Design Technology
Can you create an illusion photo? Have a look at the ideas below for inspiration. I cannot wait to see these!
History and Art project: Martin Luther King
Use the links below to disover more about Martin Luther King.
Can you create a presentation of your findings?
After your research, you may want to try the positive/negative art project by clicking on the picture link below.
Can you learn to talk about your hobbies and your school in French?
Remember we also have access to Real PE at home
Real PE at home includes an online programme which supports families to be active, play and learn together. It includes a programme specifically for children in Early Years and Key Stage 1 with 12 themes, 6 areas, over 250 activities and challenges and 1000s of hours of fun and activity.
There are so many benefits to being active, not only to our physical wellbeing but also to our emotional and mental health, especially in such testing times for all of us. We hope that the ideas help support you and your family to stay fit and healthy in the coming months. Here are the details to access Real PE at home:
The website address is: home.jasmineactive.com
Parent email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to Year Five
Miss Woodward, Mrs Morris and Mrs Thomas
Year 5 P.E. days:
Monday (pm) - Premier Sports Mr Jones
Tuesday (pm) - Miss Woodward
Please make sure your child has a FULL PE kit in school at all times. Including T-shirt, shorts/joggers, sweatshirt/top and trainers.
We will send this home each half term for washing.
Homework will be handed out each Friday and must be returned on a Monday. Homework will alternate between English and Maths each week.
Spellings will be handed out every Monday and diaries will also be checked on a Monday by Mrs Thomas.
Miss Woodward will also regularly set My Maths and Timestables Rockstars homework online. Children have their own personal log in for these.