Our teachers in Year 5 are Mrs Parker and Mrs Jones
and our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Bradley.
Apollo 11 Escape Room
We are all very excited about our Apollo 11 Escape room experience tomorrow.
If you wish to come prepared you can carry out some optional background research at home:
Who was involved with the Apollo 11 Space Mission?
Who was the female engineer that worked on the mission?
As we have just celebrated World Book Day, I thought this was a great opportunity to share one of my new favourite books with you 'The Outsiders' by Michelle Paver originally recommended to me by Miss Todd. It is brilliantly written and if you love all things ancient Greek, this one is for you. Why not also read some more books by the author of Secrets of a Sun King (another of our favourite novels from this year) by Emma Carroll. She is well known for writing historical fiction. Please let me know if you have any other recommendations.
Please log on to TTRS every day. We will check your accounts next Monday 10th May.
We have added a new game to your Active Learn account: please play Fuel Pump Flood by next Monday, 10th May. Alternatively, you can complete the 'Bigger or smaller' decimals sheet.
Reading Focus Target for Week Commencing: 3rd May
Deadline: Monday 9th May 2021
Focus: Maintain positive attitudes to reading and understanding of what they read by continuing to read and discuss a range of poetry.
Action: This week I would like you to read the poem ‘Me and Him’ and answer the comprehension questions on the back of the sheet, neatly and in much detail as you can. Please use a school ink pen or pencil.
Please make sure someone at home signs your reading record.
You have been given a sheet but we have spares if you need one.
Set: 04-05-21 Tested: 13-05-21
Year 5 and 6 Words
Last week I gave you back your Year 5 and 6 spelling lists with words highlighted that you are now able to spell. Please note that the class were only tested up to and including the word neighbour. This week, I would like you to pick between 10 and 15 words (not highlighted) to work on. Use the box it up strategy as well as some of the other strategies on the Spelling Crib sheet which you can find further down on this page. Next week, we will have a Magic Spelling Box test.
Please find an information video which I have put together on how you can support your child with learning to spell. These strategies can be used during as well as post Lockdown to inspire your child to learn their spellings and retain them.
I have also added a crib sheet of the strategies presented in the video as well as some additional strategies which aren't mentioned in the video.
Next week, the video will be moved to the Video Centre.
I hope you find it useful.
Check out one of our silly paragraphs where we tried to get all of our -ibly -ably spellings into one paragraph :)
I reliably want to tell you, that regrettably your tree was cut down today. Sensibly, the men wore the right equipment, and agreeably cut down the tree down but, incredibly they might have cut down the wrong tree! Possibly, due to your bad instructions.
How about this one where children were asked to write a paragraph with as many of our homophones in as possible :)
After the father of the bride had given his assent for his daughter to be married, the wedding party traveled to the Isle of Wight. Many weeks had passed while waiting for the ultimate marriage of the year. They had been waiting for a long time because the bride had to alter her dress and the groom had to find someone to borrow steal a suit from. On the big day the bridal party watched proudly as the bride’s father led the bride past the congregation, down the aisle and towards the altar. The congregation all sang aloud and they could be heard for miles. At the countryside reception, the wine was flowing freely and it had a huge effect on the crowd; they made their ascent to the upper pasture even though the sign said they weren’t allowed. Unfortunately, a herd of cattle and a stray horse followed them. Pandemonium ensued! Luckily the farmer came along and had to take the horse away by its bridle, its steel shoes clip-clopping all the way through the heavy lead gate. The next day revealed that gallivanting in fields would greatly affect the wedding guests’ ability to wake up in time to catch the ferry home.
Link for PE Dan the Skipping Man:
Year 5 Equipment List
Covid 19 for Children
Please find some useful resources below that you might want to share with your children if they are showing any anxiety about the current situation.