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Year 5

Miss Calland  - Year 5 class teacher

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to a very strange start to the summer term!

I hope that you all managed to have a lovely, enjoyable Easter even though we were all in lockdown!

It is hard to believe that the children are in their final term of Year 5 and for the moment at least, schooling continues at home. I would like to thank all the parents for doing a great job supporting your children with their home learning as I appreciate that it is difficult being both parent and teacher, but from the emails and photographs I have seen, the children are completing their tasks, having fun and enjoying lots of other extra curricular activities such as gardening, baking, bird watching, lambing, designing keep fit courses, crafting and even learning how to cook - all very worthwhile and valuable activities!

The curriculum for this term will of course need to be adapted for home learning, but wherever possible, I will try to plan tasks which are similar to those that the children would complete in school.

Each week I will set weekly tasks for the children which I will list on the Year 5 Home Learning page and some of the tasks will direct pupils to our new learning platform - Seesaw which can be accessed from the 27th April. Information about how to use the site and access codes will be sent via email.

Our mathematics work will be set each week using the White Rose Website where activity sheets can be printed out each day. The children will continue to focus on developing their understanding of decimals and later on in the term, the focus will move to shape. In addition to these areas, pupils will continue to develop their mental recall and application skills using the Fluent in 5 activity sheets.

English tasks will be set each week for the children to complete. These tasks will include either a writing, reading or a grammar task and I will try to link the work over the coming weeks with our previous learning about World War I.

In science and geography we will continue with our Earth in Space topic and our Extreme Earth work and from the photographs I have seen, the children are finding both topics very interesting. 

Please try to encourage your child to do some physical activity each day and I know that many of the children (and parents ) are either joining in with Cosmic Kid Yoga or the Joe Wicks workout - both of which are great fun! 

Thank you once again for all your hardwork - it is very much appreciated and please contact me via email with any concerns, questions or to share your child's learning.

Take care and stay safe,

Kind regards,

Miss T Calland