Welcome to Year 5 – Spring 1

2020-2021

Meet the Teacher Year 5 Presentation

Newsletter-Spring-1

Year 5 and 6 Statutory Spelling List

Remote Learning and Supporting Documents.

Welcome back to a new term, I do  hope you are all safe and well. During this unprecedented time, as a school, we continue to be dedicated and committed to providing your child with the very best learning opportunities we can possibly provide. We will also strive to support the well being of all our children.

Every week, I will share with you a plan for the week – see below. Please print off the resources attached. If your child is unable to access a laptop, please contact the school for a paper copy.

Your child  will be invited to a T4W zoom at 9:45am with myself or Mrs Lymn and a Maths Zoom at 11:00am with Mr Evans Monday-Thursday. On a Friday Mrs Prescott will zoom the children at 9:30am (Reading) and 11:00 Maths am (use the separate zoom emailed to you). The afternoons will be independent Theme Work. We will adapt the learning to suit the needs of individual children. Please do not feel overwhelmed by home school learning, as a parent myself I know how challenging this can be.

If you have any questions about your child’s learning or well-being me please contact Mrs Sian Blackwell via email mrs.blackwell@cogenhoe primary.org.
If you wish to submit any curriculum afternoon learning (optional) please email Mrs Karen Prescott mrs.prescott@cogenhoe primary.org.

Week 3

Well -being Activities

ttps://www.wildlifetrusts.org/12dayswild

https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-families/family-wild-challenge/activities/

50-things-activity-list

Main Plan-Updated Weekly

Tasks for week Three 18th Jan 2021

Resources to print off or view on screen.

Talk 4 Writing- Daily (Unit will last about 2-3 weeks)

Y5-Wizards

Topic- Weekly

Greek-Patterns

Ancient-Greek-Vases images

1—History Greek pots powerpoint

Athens v Sparta powerpoint

 

Grammar- Daily

Grammar WEEK 3

Grammar WEEK 2

Homework- Dip into

Homework-grid-Ancient Greece

Science- Weekly

Science Spring Term Year 5

Science Week 1

Science Week 2

Science Week 3

Science week 4

Science Week 5

Reading- Friday Zoom Whole Class

Please encourage your child to have a pre-read of the text prior to Friday’s lesson, but do not look at the questions and answers as this will be independent work after the session. Spend time enjoying  listening to your child read the text aloud  and remember children love to listen to you read to them.

Week 3 Friday  22nd January 

Reading Text Five children and It story

Five Children and IT Questions

Five Children and It Answers

Week 2 Friday 15th January

Reading Text Portal Story

Portal Story Answers

Portal Story Questions

 

Maths- Daily

Week Three . Friday whole class zoom.

Maths fluency tasks- multiply 4 digits by 1 digit.

Week Two.

Welcome back to a new term, I do  hope you are all safe and well. During this unprecedented time, as a school, we continue to be dedicated and committed to providing your child with the very best learning opportunities we can possibly provide. We will also strive to support the well being of all our children.

Every week, I will share with you a plan for the week – see below. Please print off the resources attached. If your child is unable to access a laptop, please contact the school for a paper copy.

Your child  will be invited to a T4W zoom at 9:45 with myself or Mrs Lymn and a Maths Zoom at 11:00am with Mr Evans. The afternoons will be independent Theme Work. We will adapt the learning to suit the needs of individual children. Please do not feel overwhelmed by home school learning, as a parent myself I know how challenging this can be.

If you have any concerns or questions, you can email me or speak to Mrs McCarlie. She will pass on all messages onto myself, so that I can offer any support I can.

Well -being Activities

ttps://www.wildlifetrusts.org/12dayswild

https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-families/family-wild-challenge/activities/

50-things-activity-list

Main Plan-Updated Weekly

Tasks for Week 2 11 th January 2021 (2)

Resources to print off or view on screen.

Talk 4 Writing- Daily (Unit will last about 2 weeks)

Y5-Wizards

Topic- Weekly

pre assessment Ancient Greece

Facts about Greece reading comprehension.

blank map of ancient greece (1)

map of ancient greece (1)

 

Map of the Mediterranean

Find and label the country of Greece on this blank map of Europe (1)

timeline ordering stunning start

Reading activity

 

Grammar- Daily

Grammar WEEK 2

Homework- Dip into

Homework-grid-Ancient Greece

Science- Weekly

Science Spring Term Year 5

Science Week 1

Science Week 2

Science Week 3

Science week 4

Science Week 5

Reading- Friday Zoom Whole Class

Please encourage your child to have a pre-read of the text prior to Friday’s lesson, but do not look at the questions and answers as this will be independent work after the session. Spend time enjoying  listening to your child read the text aloud  and remember children love to listen to you read to them.

Reading Text Portal Story

Portal Story Answers

Portal Story Questions

 

Maths- Daily

 

Year 5 are getting ready for Christmas

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas.

 

The children have been working extremely hard finishing off the Literacy work they started at home, based on the text ‘Once Chance’. It was wonderful being able to zoom the children, at home, and they  produced some extremely pleasing work.  We enjoyed sharing our wishes used in our writing so much, that we decided to make a Wishing Tree in our classroom. The children have recorded their special wishes on stars and these can be added to – if the children want to. It’s been lovely reading their hopes and dreams for the future; they demonstrated great thought and understanding of the world around themselves.

 

We have also been talking a lot about Mrs Hales and her new baby boy Bertie. He is being a really good boy and is looking forward to his first Christmas.  Mrs Hales is missing the children, so we have written her  a letter and designed a special card for Bertie. We look forward to seeing photos of him and finding out how he is developing.

 

We will be up dating the Year 5 Newsletter  and Homework  grid for the Spring Term soon, so please keep a close eye on the links above. Don’t forget to return the swimming forms ready for next term, which starts on Thursday 7th January.

Take care and keep safe in the run up to Christmas. I don’t see many parents as children are walking in independently to school, however, if you have any concerns or questions please don’t hesitate to ring the School Office and I will get back to you.

 

 

 

Welcome to Year 5 – Autumn 2!

2020-2021

Welcome to the new half term! Here is some information to help you this term. Last term you all worked so hard and showed such fabulous perseverance. Our new topic is South America where we will be predominantly developing our geography skills.

Meet the Teacher Year 5 Presentation

Newsletter Autumn 2

Homework grid South America

Year 5 and 6 Statutory Spelling List  

Friday 20th November

Yet another week complete!

In Talk for Writing this week the children have completed some drama activities related to “Fairy Tale Crimes” we pretended to be in a courtroom and put the wolf (from various fairy tales) on trial for his alleged crimes. Children took on the roles of the judge, witnesses, victims, prosecution and defence. They are now working towards writing a newspaper report about a fairy tale of their choice.

In our topic work, the children have continued to learn about South America and have further researched about the Incas. The children have also created some art work based on symbols in the style of Joaquín Torres García (28 July 1874 – 8 August 1949)

The children have also been developing their arithmetic skills and are becoming more and more confident each week.

It was lovely to speak with so many of you for Parents’ Evening and if myself/Mrs Blackwell haven’t yet spoken to you then we look forward to speaking to on Monday.

Today is my last day working in school before starting my maternity leave. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your kind words and support. Your children have been an absolute credit to you and I will thoroughly miss teaching them!

 

Friday 13th November

Another week complete!

In Talk for Writing the children have been working very hard to complete their scary fairy stories – do ask them to tell you what their story was about – they were fantastic!

The children have continued learning about South America and should now be able to tell you the countries that make up the continent. Challenge them to tell you some of them. Not only have the children been developing their geography skills, but they have also been working hard on history too! They have started to research and learn about the Incas.

The week has ended with a superb maths day. The children all looked fabulous and there were some really creative outfits! The pictures below show what they have been up to. We started the day playing some complicated maths games, then the children completed some “times tables rock star” battles. In the afternoon the children explored how maths can be used in art.

To continue this theme we also spoke about Diwali – the five day festival of lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. This year the main day of celebrations is on Saturday 14th November. We spoke about the celebrations and Rangoli patterns. The children then had the opportunity to design their own patterns.

Friday 6th November 

What a busy first week back! I hope you are all well.

In Talk for Writing we are finishing our own versions of scary Fairy Tales – the children should now be able to tell you the story of the Princess and the Pea – in their own words. Year 5 have been improving their description and suspense techniques and are really developing their writerly tools. We are really looking forward to seeing their completed hot writes.

We have also started our new topic, “South America” – it has been really interesting to complete our pre-assessments and find out what the children already know.

In Arithmetic we have been working on finding fractions of amounts – your child should be able to explain to you that they have to divide the whole amount by the denominator and multiple by the numerator.

This week we had a really exciting event with a virtual visit from Andrea Leadsom (MP) who has served as an MP for South Northamptonshire since 2010. She spoke to the children about all things Parliament. The children really enjoyed it and made us so proud by asking such thoughtful questions.

Friday 16th October

Good afternoon again! Another week has flown by. It’s been another busy week for us in Year 5. Again, the effort with homework is incredibly impressive. You should all be so proud of all of your attitudes and achievements. It just shows that when you put your mind to something, you can create great things.

In Talk for Writing we have really started exploring our new model text for a scary version of Little Red Riding Hood. The children are going to produce some fantastic stories – I just know it. Ask your children about the tools for a scary warning story.

In Arithmetic we have been continuing to develop our decimal understanding including rounding decimals to the nearest whole number. The children have also been looking at column addition which will continue next week as well as learning more about subtraction, estimation and inverse operations to check answers.

Don’t forget to keep practising your spellings and keep reading and quizzing! We are doing an amazing job as a class – keep it up!

What a creation!

Friday 9th October 

Good afternoon everyone! I hope you have all had a lovely week. We certainly have in Year 5. I have been so impressed with all of the children’s effort with their homework tasks. They are showing a real dedication to their learning. Children, don’t forget to keep reading; you are all doing such an incredible job with reading and quizzing.

In Talk for Writing we have completed our HOT WRITES and have moved onto a new story. See the pictures below from our “HOOK” lesson. I’m sure you can guess the inspiration for this next scary fairy tale. We are really looking forward to writing a new scary story. We will be further developing our suspense tools and description tools.

In Maths children have been developing their number skills including understanding negative numbers and in arithmetic they have been working hard to write, compare and order decimals ready to help them calculate with decimals efficiently.

The children have also been developing their art skills and have produced some wonderful paintings in an aboriginal style.

Spellings this week look at words with a long /i/ sound made using y such as, apply and hyphen.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

 

Friday 2nd October

This week we have definitely noticed a change in the weather. Do remind your children to bring a coat with them so they are prepared for the rain.

Yet again, your children have been fantastic this week and have continued to show such wonderful attitudes to learning. Thank you to all the grown ups at home for supporting your children with their homework. It has been brilliant to see so much homework being completed.

In Literacy we have been continuing our warning story HOT WRITE and this will be completed at the start of next week.

The children got really creative this week and have written some beautiful, imaginative poetry – please see some of their work in the below photographs. Their words blew me away!

As mentioned last week, the children will still bring spellings home each week to practise them. Ask your children what the spelling rule/pattern is and see if they can tell you any other words that contain the same spelling rule/pattern. This week we are looking at words with “y” in to create the “i” sound e.g. symbol.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I will see you on Monday.

Friday 25th September

What a super week yet again! Your children have worked so hard this week and have shown such fantastic attitudes.

In Literacy we have continued working on our warning stories and next week the children will be writing their HOT WRITE. This is where the children will innovate the model text by planning and writing a new story using their own ideas. The children have been made aware of an “incident” at school to inspire their hot write, but we must confess this incident was not real!

As part of our Explorers topic we got very musical and creative this week. The children composed a piece of music to accompany a journey and discovery of new land.

In Computing the children are designing their own computer game using Scratch. I have been really impressed with their programming skills.

We have continued practising spellings in class using the “speed spell” system and children have responded really well to this. The children will still bring spellings home each week to practise them. Ask your children what the spelling rule/pattern is and see if they can tell you any other words that contain the same spelling rule/pattern. So far we have looked at -cious and -tious/-ious giving the “shus” sound at the end of words.

Well done to all of the children who have completed a task from the homework grid and recorded it in their new homework/spellings books. Again, this shows what fantastic attitudes to learning your children have. Children should be choosing at least one option from the homework grid (at the top of this page) and bringing it in when they have completed it.

Friday 18th September 

Hello parents, Mrs. Hales here and I have to say it has been another fantastic week for Year 5. I have been so impressed with their dedicated attitudes to learning. The children have all been working so very hard and have truly welcomed me back into the classroom.

In Literacy (Talk for Writing) we have been working hard to innovate The Caravan and have started to write our own versions of a warning story. Ask your children what the tools are for writing a warning story. The pictures show our “washing line” journey so far. Talk to your children about their story idea.

Today your child should have brought home a new homework/spellings book. Using a homework book should help children organise their home learning and keep it safely in one place.  I just wanted to take a moment to explain the spelling system. Last year, we were due to trial a new system called “speed spell” Due to the school closure, this couldn’t happen, but we have restarted this trial. Your child will be given ten spellings each week, which all follow the same spelling rule/pattern. Children will have the opportunity to practise these spellings daily in school. There will no longer be a weekly test in school as research tells us that learning spellings for a test does not necessarily mean children have learnt them and stored them in their long term memory. It is more important that children learn the rule not ten words with the rule in. Therefore, we are spending more time teaching and practising spellings than testing. They will be tested at the end of each half term instead. This test will include a mixture of words containing the rules they have been learning.

First Full Week

Where do I start? Year 5 have had such a fantastic  week back at school. Everyone has been working so hard and the new routine is starting to feel truly in place.

On Monday we were visited by an amazing artist, Darcy, who showed us how to sculpt shoes out of metal wire and tape. This workshop launched “Project Conquer” which I’m sure you will hear lots about over this year. The children had to really use their listening skills in order to understand what to do. It was hard work, but everybody  persevered and created something that they were proud of.

In Literacy (Talk for Writing) we have started to learn about a story called The Caravan. Ask your children to tell you about this story and what techniques they have learnt about to create suspense.

In Maths we have been getting to grips with place value and calculation. Please encourage your child to complete their homework which will help them understand and develop what they have been doing in class. The homework grid can be found at the top of this page.

In Science we have started our new topic on Space. We are learning about the movement of the Earth relative to the Sun and understanding how day and night happens.

 

Welcome Back!

We have had two wonderful days back together. I am thrilled to say we have had 100% attendance and everyone has been enjoying their new classroom.

I’m sure everyone will enjoy our exciting, new curriculum topics. This half-term our theme is ‘Explorers’. This is a history focused topic where children will be developing their understanding of the chronology of key events. Children will explore why explorations happened, the impact this had on British society in the 16th and 17th centuries as well as learning about famous explorers throughout history.