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WELCOME TO YEAR 5, INDIGO CLASS, 2019-2020!

We are keen, motivated, inspired and enthusiastic!  Mrs Simmonds is our teacher but we are also lucky  to have Mrs Simpson, Mrs Redford, Mrs Wood work with us too! 

 

Year 5 is an important year - there is lots of work to complete as well as lots of fun to be had!  As we hold our place towards the top of the school it is important that we are the BEST role models we can possibly be! 

 

 

Homework is set weekly.

 

It will always be centred around the topics and skills we have learnt in class. 

 

There will be spellings sent out each week in line with the Year 5 spelling list. Sometimes we will pop wild card words in to try and catch us out! there will also be weekly times table tests. 

 

PE is taught throughout the week so please ensure your child has their PE kits in school all week. Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below are some websites and resources to support your child's home learning. 

  • Kidadl - Don’t be put off by this site being London based as the website is full of exciting learning and home fun for all ages. There is also a daily timetable for celebrity classes
  • Sumdog - As a social business this company are giving automatic free access to all of their maths, spelling and grammar resources for the duration of school closures.
  • White Rose Maths - This company are preparing free packages for schools who have closed.
  • BBC Bitesize - The BBC has announced a raft of changes to help parents with home schooling; daily lessons will be broadcast through televisions and tablets after the Easter holidays. Most parents and teachers know about this but it’s worth reminding everyone to keep going back as it is all completely free and updated regularly.
  • Duolingo – A great site for learning a new language. Not only is it free but it also has a very handy app to download.
  • 2simple - The creators of Purple Mash and Serial Mash are currently offering schools free access to this great online resource which usually comes at a price.
  • Twig Education - Dedicated to science this website is suitable for Primary Children. Twig are offering free access to their online learning materials e.g. videos, activities and worksheets – just signup via their website.
  • National Geographic Kids - A great platform and totally free. Online games, resources and competitions too all aimed at primary children. Also, lots of subjects are covered e.g. history, science, geography, English, maths, PSHE and & Art & Design.
  • World Geography Games - This free online gaming platform is great for learning geography topics. There are interactive activities on continents, flags, regions, islands, rivers…the list is endless. Just go to the website and enjoy!
  • Emile - Free access to all numeracy and literacy resources until at least the end of June with unlimited teacher and pupil accounts. Just go to the website and complete the form.
  • Oxford Owl – This is aimed at children 3-11 years and is free to use. It helps children to learn reading and Maths, there is also tips for parents and over 250 free ebooks.
  • The British Museum and Natural History Museum  - both have great interactivity through the Google Arts and Culture app.

 

Miraculous Mayans Topic Challenge

Science Summer Term

Week 1 

 

From now on each week I will not only upload an investigation for you to do but also a reading comprehension linked to science, sometimes it will also link to the investigation you are doing too.

 

Science based reading comprehension

Below you will find the resources. You will need the reading resource and the questions to go with it , all of which you could read on line if you would prefer rather than printing it all out.

Science Summer Term 

Week 2 WC 27th April 

 

Science based reading comprehension

Below you will find two main sets of resources , a set with HA (higher ability) and a set with LA (lower ability) . Please feel free to use which set you prefer as you will know which your child is able to read most easily - not too easy though remember to give them a bit of a challenge. You will need the reading resource and the questions to go with it , all of which you could read on line if you would prefer rather than printing it all out.

Science Investigation Week 2 WC 27th April

Summer Term Week 3 WC 4th May 

Science based reading comprehension

Below you will find two main sets of resources , a set with HA (higher ability) and a set with LA (lower ability) . Please feel free to use which set you prefer as you will know which your child is able to read most easily - not too easy though remember to give them a bit of a challenge. You will need the reading resource and the questions to go with it , all of which you could read on line if you would prefer rather than printing it all out.

Science Investigation

Week 3 WC 4th May

Last week you all had an investigation linked to mystery animals and this week The Linnean Society are running a competition called 'Special species competition' based on what you did last week. If you want to enter here is the link  https://www.linnean.org/learning/special-species-competition  . They are also running a free video session this Thursday at 10 am if you want to learn more about different animal species- the link is the same as above and you can book your place at the bottom of their page.

Many of you did some fantastic work based on your own designed mystery animal so I'm sure you could have a go at entering. Please let me know if you do enter and I'll keep an eye out for it on their webpage and Twitter account. 

 

I thought this week we would continue on with the animal based theme and look at classification of animals- Carl Linneaus invented the classification system which we use for animals, including humans.

On Wednesday this week the BBC Bitesize lesson will also be based around classification so it would be great if you could watch that. I have also found this link https://explorify.wellcome.ac.uk/blog/explorify-at-home-classification which has a range of videos on it and explanations which link with the BBC lesson, some of your children will recognise this website as teachers often use Explorify in the classroom.

Enjoy the science activities and I've got a new investigation and competition ready for next week.

Summer Term Week 4 WC 11th May 

The investigation and competition for this week are on the Class page for all the year groups to take part in.

 

Science based reading comprehension

Below you will find a set of resources you will need the reading resource and the questions to go with it , all of which you could read on line if you would prefer rather than printing it all out.

Science Investigation WC 15th June

I know many of you have been doing the investigations which I've put on the Class Page every week but I think some of you have struggled to find them so I thought that I would also put them on here this week for you.

In normal circumstances I had planned for us all to take part in the Great Science Share this week. The Great Science Share is all about you and your own questions based around science which you ask then have a go at answering, using whichever method and whatever resources you need. So here is your challenge , you can even get a special enamel badge for taking part, many of you have experimented with the investigations and questions which I have put up each week I would like you to choose your favourite and then ask your own question linked to it. I have attached a couple of forms which you can fill in either by printing them out or filling them in on the computer and then send them off to claim your free badge. I'm looking forward to seeing all your Whizz Pop Bang badges when we are all back at school. If you are struggling to think of a question you could always use the key question starters of - what , who, why, how and when to help you. The grid below might also give you a few ideas.

 

is

did

was

could

 

What

What is the quickest time I can make cream into butter?

 

 

 

 

Where

 

 

 

 

 

Who

 

 

 

 

Who in my family has the largest handspan?

Why

 

 

 

       

 

How

 

 

 

 

 

Science Investigations WC 22nd June

This week is STEM Clubs Week.

Each day I will upload a learning activity on the whole school class page(see this link https://www.friskneyprimary.co.uk/class-pages/ ) which will look at a range of a different science areas. These activities will all be practical hands on opportunities which will only require a few resources from around your home.

You can also watch interviews by scientists who do a range of jobs such as Food Scientist, Spacecraft thermal engineer, oceanographic scientist and aeronautical engineer by clicking on this link: https://www.youtube.com/stemlearning  

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