Sadly, in a few days, I will be saying goodbye to you and wishing you well on your journey up to year 6. To prepare you for a new classroom and two new teachers, Mrs Bevington and Mrs Morgans have put together a 'transition story' which will hopefully answer some of the questions you have about next year
Year 5 Isolation
Unfortunately our class must self-isolate for the next few days and while I know this is not ideal, I am 100% confident that each and everyone of you superstars will still be able to grow your brains and succeed in our home learning. Our learning will continue like it does normally in class with maths activities, English activities and a topic/science/PE/RE/wellbeing lesson however during our isolation I am sure you will be getting up to lots of other fun activities at home. We will upload our classwork and different activities to our class webpage and Google Classroom each day - just try your best with these tasks. We will also be holding a daily meeting each morning at 9:30am where we will complete a register and answer any questions you might have about today's work.
Mr Tumilty & Mrs Reynolds-Smith
Achilles is the son of a king and a goddess and also the best warrior in Greece. So when Prince Paris claims Helen from a Greek King, and Troy declares war, everyone knows that Achilles will be vital to the Greek cause. With the help of the gods, can young Achilles lead his fellow countrymen to victory against the Trojans?
After 10 years of battle, Odysseus and his men capture the city of Troy. They set sail for home. When they come upon an island, Odysseus is curious. He and some men climb the mountainside and enter a cave. Little do they know the cave is home to a giant Cyclopes! Will Odysseus and his men make it out alive?
Jason, a young man seeking the magical Golden Fleece, sets on a voyage with a few of Greece's best warriors. On their perilous journey, the heroes fight a hydra, a few harpies and a skeleton army. Listen to Mrs Reynolds-Smith reading the Greek myth to find out what happens to our Greek hero.
Summer term already! I hope everyone is well rested and ready for the term ahead. We have lots of learning to complete in all subjects and by continuing to work on growing our brains and developing new skills: I am confident we will all have a successful summer term. Keep up to date with our
Our curriculum highlights this term include:
Place Value and Written methods
Measures, Geometry and Statistics
Our topic this term is Ancient Greece. We will be doing all manner of exciting things including learning about:
We expect children to read at home on a regular basis in year 5 and keep practising the rapid recall of their times tables up to 12x12. Each week, children will receive a piece of literacy home learning, a piece of maths home learning and fifteen spellings to learn. Home learning is usually given out on a Friday and should be returned no later than Wednesday to enable us to mark and feedback. Children should wear their PE kits to school on a Thursday and bring their reading records to school on a Friday before reading books are changed each Monday.
Thank you for your continued support
Mr Tumilty & Mrs Reynolds-Smith.
Clockwork by Philip Pullman
Each day we will read a chapter of our class book and add it below for you to enjoy. So grab a hot-chocolate and sit back and relax.
Distance Learning 2021
I will add details here of different tasks to be completed each day while school is closed.
Week beginning 11.1.21
Please look at the 'Year 5 weekly plan' document first and that will tell you everything you need to know!
Previous Distance Learning 2020
Distance Learning 18.12.20
Art - As you all know, The Grinch is one of my favourite Christmas movies. It always make me laugh when I watch it - In fact, I think I might re-watch it this afternoon. Have a go using this art tutorial to draw your own picture of Mr Grinch. You could always make it into a Christmas card for a family member or even an elderly neighbour who might feel lonely at this time of the year.
P.E. - We have all been trying to make it to Lapland with our #LapstoLapland challenge. We were so close to beating the other class and getting there first. Your P.E. lesson for today is to complete the Christmas Elf workout using this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R82EBGYm9fw I have spoken to Mrs Craig who will allow our reindeer to move on one step for each class member who completes the workout which means we will get to Lapland before the other Year5 class. Good luck and have fun.
Distance Learning 17.12.20
English - Use the PowerPoint to write some interesting sentences about the picture of Tilly getting upto mischief. Christmas is her favourite time of the year as she loves to play with the baubles hanging on the Christmas tree.
Maths - You have just won the lottery. What would you spend your money on? Practice using your column addition and subtraction skills to make your shopping list. Be careful not to spend over £1,000,000 (1 Million).
Zoom Christmas Party - All you need is a pencil/pen and some paper. Perhaps you might want to wear your Christmas jumper to help get you into the mood.
Meeting ID: 639 191 5779
Time: 11am Thursday 17.12.20
Distance Learning 16.12.20
Remember that this week we are being ‘Creative’ and ‘Kind’ whilst remembering “it’s not what you can do for yourself, it’s what you can do for others.”
With that in mind, today I’d like you to get your creative juices flowing. Remember when we collected twigs outside, well we were going to make a Christmas decoration. So, I’d like you to use your imagination, and the natural resources around your house/garden, to create a decoration of your choice. Take a photo and send it to me!
PM - Following on from all our wonderful literacy work over the past 2/3 weeks, we were planning on watching ‘A Christmas Carol” (the one with Jim Carey in) this afternoon so, put your comfortable clothes on, get some popcorn, dim the lights and settle in to watch this real classic or choose your own favourite film! I think I might watch The Grinch. You might prefer to watch this live pantomime which has been organised just for children.
We are delighted to include a link to Rapunzel The Lockdown pantomime resources.
Please follow this link to access the resources: https://www.norfolkmusichub.org.uk/site/rapunzel-resources/
Distance Learning 15.12.20
English - 'Twas the Night Before Christmas Poetry. Read the famous poem before you begin and use a dictionary to check the meaning of any words you are not sure about. Use the PowerPoint to help you plan your own Christmas poem similar to Clement Clarke Moore. I have also included a sheet which will help you plan your poem - it can be as long or as short as you can make it. If you are having a wobble trying to make it rhyme, don't worry, not all poems rhyme. Just try your best.
Maths - Addition and Subtraction problems. Read each question carefully before you try to answer them. I have included the answers on the last page of the Powerpoint - but no peeking until you have tried to answer each question. Just give them your best shot.
ICT - Coding. Use the link in the PowerPoint to create your own Dance Party. If we can't have our class party in person, we can still have an electronic party on Code.org
Go-To Art Activities
Here are a range of fun Art activities that you can try out at home!