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January & February Lockdown

Maths and English Update


Mr Smythe and I have decided that during Lockdown we will jointly plan and deliver work in Maths and English, which will be reading and investigating all things Narnia (The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe to be more precise).  We'll complete a series of weekly lessons and tasks that coincide with the chapters of the story.  If you have a copy, brilliant; if not, we will be uploading the chapters of the story when needed.


We're doing this due to teaching both Year 5 and 6 children whilst in school, in the same room.  We wanted to do the same for the children at home so everyone is receiving the same material.  It'll be suitable for all of Upper Key Stage 2, covering the curriculum areas and content both year groups require.


I hope you're all well and thank you again for your understanding. 


Mrs Giles

Hello Year 5,


I hope you're all well at home.  I'd like to start by saying a big thank you to you and your families for the support and understanding after the announcement on Monday night.  It's definitely not the start to the New Year that any of us would have wanted. Keep your spirits up and do your best. Don’t think that because you are not in school that we don’t think about you. We miss you all greatly and will be ticking the days off until we can all be back together again.


Below is a week by week guide of your home-learning for Year 5.  

Please remember that once you've completed your work, you can upload it to SeeSaw.  I'll be able to look through, congratulate and help when necessary.  


In English, we'll be reading, watching and investigating Greek myths.   All resources will be uploaded for you and there will be lots of drawing as well as writing. In addition, I'm going to read Rooftopppers by Katherine Rundell to you daily and I may throw in a few activities about this just to mix it up and keep it interesting.


Maths will be done in subject areas. We're going to start on Thursday (7th January) with Area & Perimeter.  We'll be using White Rose Maths, where there are written guides and video guides to support you through the lessons.  My planning will guide you to how much you should do and there will be some extra challenges for you to do if you wish. In addition to White Rose Maths, I'll be uploading links to play games and learn different Mathematical methods and skills.


In Science, we're investigating materials.  There'll be an activity each week to do, investigating materials at home.


Afternoon Topic: As both Mr. Smythe and I will be taking and teaching the Year 5/6 bubble in school, we're going to work together on a whole Upper Key Stage 2 Topic - The Vicious Victorians! This is the topic that we were due to start this term. Our topic will cover History, Geography, Art, Music and Computing. 


PE and Sport:  Try to do a physical activity every day, it’s important to keep moving. Bodies and brains need exercise. Joe Wicks is recommencing his daily workouts from Monday and I will post the links to our Boxercise/Aerobic sessions that we did in school for those of you who want to be seriously energetic!


Homework: Science will be the only homework that is set over the course of the Lockdown Period and will come in the form of a half-termly project. This will be uploaded next week and can be completed throughout the half term and over the February holiday.


Spellings and Arithmetic:  There will be a weekly spelling test that you can complete at home on your own or with a family member.  You can upload your test or just test scores to SeeSaw if you wish to.  


I look forward to seeing you and your work, and any other activities you've been up to at home. 


Take care and stay safe


Mrs Giles


Week 1 - Thursday 7th and Friday 8th January

Week 2 - Week beginning Monday, 11th January 

Week 3 - Week beginning Monday, 18th January

Week 4 - Week beginning Monday, 25th January

Week 5 - Week beginning Monday, 1st February

Week 6 - Week beginning Monday, 8th February

Hello Year 5 - 25 January

Writing your own story

Week 4 - Maths Home Learning - Week beginning 25.01.21

Tuesday 26th Jan - Method for Long Multiplication


Thursday Grammar, Vocabulary and Punctuation Starter

Cinquain Poetry Video Friday