Hi Year 5!
Happy last half term! (Quite unbelievable!)
We hope you’re all having as best a half term break as you can and have stayed safe and well. We’ve certainly had some lovely weather!
If you’ve been following us online for a while, you should hopefully have a good idea of how these online resources work by now. 🙂
For those of you who have joined us more recently, these learning resources are available as guidance to help you carry out your home learning in a more structured way should you prefer to.
To access these files, click here, or on the links in the text below:
We will provide you with a daily overview of tasks and recommended resources (either available to download or online). This is an example only and we have provided alternative lessons should you wish to follow those instead. We also provide Classroom Secrets Home Learning Packs similar to those issued in the first week of school closure, for those who prefer to work in that manner. The packs are available for all year groups to cater for any differentiation needs.
As a rule, we follow White Maths Home Learning which is aligned with BBC Daily Bitesize. These topics are part of the national curriculum and do follow topics we would have otherwise covered in school and use similar, if not identical resources. There was however a small overlap in provision from White Rose at the outset of lockdown, therefore there may be a week or two where the activities we provide through them do not match up with BBC Bitesize. White Rose do however provide really helpful learning videos which can be found on their website, or by clicking on the links in the pdf provided in the files. We highly recommend using these alongside the worksheet resources we provide.
We also provide the opportunity to follow an eBook on a weekly basis and undertake tasks related to it. The text comes from ‘Serial Mash’ (Purple Mash). This week, you will be beginning a new text which is called ‘Film Seen’ and we have included a guidance sheet to help you locate it online. We hope you enjoy it!
Our files are organised into days and categories for ease of purpose. The English and Maths file contain useful resources you may need to use more than once or access daily; the weekday files contain resources specific to that day. The EAL folder contains resources which have been provided to support those who have English as an Additional Language support through EMTRAS, and the ‘Something a bit different‘ file is just that – something a bit different to take your mind off the everyday mundane!
We also provide you with a project which runs for two weeks. So far, we have covered a project of your own choosing, Rivers, The Titanic and The Lambton Worm – the latter of which will continue as your current project into this week.
We have been using Class Dojo to keep in touch with parents and share useful links etc. If you have not already joined us, parents, you can email your child’s class teacher on the addresses below and request to be added:
Please do get in touch with us if you need any help or support. We are here to help you!
Oak National Academy is a recommended online classroom provision which is run by teachers for children learning at home. They provide DfE approved lessons across the curriculum which can be accessed as part of a schedule, or topic. If we note a lesson of particular relevance or importance, we will signpost you, however do feel free to explore and follow this resource as suits your needs. Video guidance demonstrating how to access this resource is included in the files.
Finally, your child has access to a number of online resources including Mathletics, Lexia, Times Tables Rockstars, Epic! Books, Discovery Espresso, Education City, and Purple Mash. They also have access to their own online Google Drive through the school website where they can safely upload any work they would like to share with us. If you need any help with login reminders or how to access these sites, do ask.
Most importantly, keep up with the basics – it really will help. Reading daily, practising spellings and times tables will all help to keep your child up to speed when we return to school. It is hard to keep motivated, we absolutely understand that, and of course we all have days when we are feeling less inclined to get up and keep busy. Mental Health and Well-being is hugely important to us and must take precedence. Just do your best; bear in mind your own personal circumstances and work around those.
Here if you need us year 5!
Take Care, stay safe and be happy!
Miss Sanderson and Mrs Tuff 🙂 🙂