Year 5 5A 2020 - 2021
We're looking forward to a wonderful year of learning and growing together!
Our Class Teacher is Mrs Ali
Our Teacher Assistant is Mrs Cavanagh.
You will no longer need to collect a weekly pack from the office. Please be advised that all Home learning will be set on our new digital learning platform; Seesaw. This can be accessed using this link: https://web.seesaw.me/get-seesaw-for-schools.
If you have not already done so, please collect your child's pack from the school office as soon as possible. The pack contains your child's QR login code, books and a pencil to help support their learning. Activities will be set on Seesaw for your child to complete on a daily basis. With each activity, links to useful websites or videos, powerpoints and learning will be attached.
Watch the Seesaw Video Guide for parents/pupils: https://childwallce.co.uk/seesaw-instructions/
In addition the following may be useful to help:
BBC bitesize are also offering a range of daily home learning activities to help supplement your learning or revise past learning. This can be found at:
Oak Learning Academy are offering a range of videos and support materials in all areas of the curriculum.
Reading books can be accessed through https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/.Select the Oxford Reading Tree level that your child is at.
Chester Zoo have exciting activities and virtual tours available online to entertain whilst at home. These can be found at:
Please contact me via the http://firstname.lastname@example.org should you require any further support or information.
We will be looking at 3 character traits: Respect, Responsibility, and Resilience. Any children following our code of conduct will be presented with ‘Dojo points’ which will enable them to receive a reward. Any children breaking any part of the code of conduct will be given a warning, which may be followed by a sanction. At TPS we have a code of conduct that all children are expected to follow. We need your support to implement this.
We are keen to ensure that every pupil attends well and at least achieves our school target of 97%:
- Children should be in school on time by 8.45 am
- Registers are taken at 8:55 am.
- Holidays are not permitted during term time unless in exceptional circumstances. Parents who remove their children from school during term time will be fined.
- We will give incentives for good attendance.
We believe that it’s important that you look smart in your TPS uniform and represent our school with pride. We ask you to start the new academic year by ensuring that you wear full TPS uniform. Please note the following:
- ·You are allowed to wear studs.
- No trainers (including black trainers)
- No extreme haircuts (including undercuts, number 1 cuts, hair gel)
- Long hair to be tied back (including boys)
- Black/brown/blonde elastic bobbles. If wearing a headband it must be burgundy and no large/oversized ribbons or bows.
- No false nails or nail varnish
- No additional jewellery to earrings and a watch.
Our Curriculum this term (Spring 1 & 2):
We will be studying ‘Henry's Freedom Box’ - through this unit children will produce a diary and biography piece of writing. In Spring 2, Children will read the book 'Farther' producing a setting story and a piece of recount writing (letter).
Spring 1: 'Materials' - 'Properties of materials' Spring 2: 'Changes of Materials' - Material Changes
During the Spring Term, Year 5 will cover the following units of learning:
- Statistics: Graphs
- Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
- Geometry - Properties of Shapes
Children will learn about 'Liverpool and The Slave Trade'.
'Why is Fair Trade fair?' - Children will learn to describe and understand key aspects of human geography, including: economic activity including trade links and the distribution of natural resources.
Spring 1: Through a mixture of unplugged and practical programming activities, pupils develop their understanding of decomposition and repetition while creating animations (Computer Science)
Indoor P.E: Dance
Outdoor P.E: Basketball
Children will explore Hip-Hop and Pop Music styles
Children will continue to develop basic french language words, phrases and numbers - refer to French Curriculum Page for Year 5 Overview.
Spring 1: How can we help in an accident or emergency?
Spring 2: What decisions can people make with money?
No Outsiders – To justify my actions.
Our Curriculum this term (Autumn 2):
- English – We will be studying ‘Sherlock Holmes - The Hound of the Baskervilles’ through a graphic novel and reading parts of the original text.
- Science - ‘Forces’
- Maths – Through the new scheme ;Maths, No Problem' we will learn about Multiplication and Division. In addition, lessons will focus on more Yea5 5 essentials maths skills: Square numbers, Cube numbers, Prime numbers, Factors/Common Factors and multiplying a number by 10, 100 and 1000.
- History – The Victorian era.
- Geography – Physical geography (volcanoes, earthquakes and vegetation belts)
- Computing – My Online Life (digital literacy)
- P.E – Yoga and Tag Rugby
- Music – Jazz
- French – Greetings and beginner's French.
- PSHE – SRE
We are very excited to be introducing ‘Woodland Learning’, where you will be learning a range of new skills in our forest every week. We want you to make the most of every session whatever the weather, so you will need to be appropriately dressed. Please make sure you wear a tracksuit on your ‘Woodland Learning Day’:
Wednesday – Mrs Ali (5A)
You will also need to bring in waterproof clothes in a waterproof, draw-string bag and wellington boots. As the weather becomes colder you may also want to bring an extra jumper/fleece, an extra pair of warm socks, waterproof gloves and a warm hat.
Our indoor PE session is Tuesday.
Our outdoor PE session is Thursday.
Please make sure P.E kits stay in school all week. Tracksuits (please see school newsletter for more information) will be needed as the weather starts to get a bit colder!
How to help at home
A home-learning task is given out on a Monday and should be returned completed on the following Friday.
Children will receive either a piece of handwriting or SPAG activity. Children will have a weekly Times Tables Rock Stars or a Purple Mash game to also complete too.
Every child has a unique username and password for Times Table Rock Stars (TTRS). Your child can practise their speed and accuracy in a fun and engaging way. The app can be downloaded onto home devices for access at home.
Please also try to read every night! Reading records will need a minimum of 3 reads recorded in the reading record. Children who show enthusiastic reading and achieve 5 times in a week, will be entered into the ‘Strive for Five’ draw.
In Year 5, we practise the Year 5/6 Common Exception Words.Spellings can be practised every night using the look, say, cover, write, check method. Spelling tests are every Wednesday and test the weekly spellings as presented in the spelling list.
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