Welcome to the Year 5 class page.
While you are not able to attend school, class teachers will be providing learning materials for you to engage in. These will include daily reading, mathematics and writing activities. In addition to this, you will research a weekly topic (this could be a science, geography, history, world religions or current affairs focus). See below for more information on this.
It is important that you have routine during this time, and that you break up your day into different sections to keep yourself feeling energised.
As well as the materials class teachers will be putting up, there is also a list of some very useful home educating websites for you to access.
Please take the opportunity to enjoy doing activities with your parents and siblings in the afternoons such as: cooking, helping with housework, singing, playing board games, doing crafts, or researching something you are particularly interested in.
PE and exercise: Joe Wicks is offering a free PE lesson on his channel at 9 - 9:30 every morning. If you don’t manage to catch it then, you can still tune in anytime! Follow the link: https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe- 1254.html
Each week, you are going to research something and make it into a presentation. This could be presented as a book, but it could also be done as a leaflet, or in digital format as a word document, PowerPoint or even as a film. Keep it varied!
Each Monday, you’ll be given a new topic area to research. If you choose, you can send your finished project to firstname.lastname@example.org where it will be passed on to your teacher to see! Anything that is really interesting or impressive will be uploaded to the Class Page for everyone to have a look at.
Hello Year 5!
I hope you have all had a good Easter holiday. Starting work after a holiday can feel a bit of a struggle, but once you’ve started, you will soon find you are back into the swing of things. Make sure you go back to a routine or timetable on weekdays, and that you stick to it – it makes everything much easier. Do some online learning every day – a bit of each subject. When you are done, go and do some exercise, try and get fresh air in whichever way you can, and play. Give yourself a balanced day and you won’t get bored! Keep sending any work that you would like to share. I’ve already got some to share this week so keep an eye out for that.
Welcome to Year 5
Our class theme this term is War and Peace
This term, Year 5 is being transported to a time when London skies were lit up by swerving aeroplanes and glaring searchlights. We will delve back into the 1940s to find out for ourselves what it was like to be evacuated from London and sent to the countryside, to dig for victory on the Home Front, or to shelter from air raids in the middle of the Blitz! In English, we will look at variety of texts to help deepen our understanding of the Second World War, including ‘Goodnight Mister Tom’ and ‘I am David’ as well as extracts from Anne Frank’s diary. In history, we will use primary and secondary sources to answer questions about the war and develop our understanding of key events, as well as making a visit to the Imperial War Museum. In addition, we will explore philosophical and ethical questions relating to the theme, for example: is it ever right to fight?
Our art will reflect this theme too as we create pieces inspired by the images of WWII.
In science, we will learn about the stages of development in humans as they age, the circulatory system, and how sound is made and how it travel.