Year 5

08.03.2021

The sun seems to be shining bright again, a lovely end to our final week of remote learning – what a journey it has been! We have loved being able to carry on teaching and learning with you and a big thank you for your continued level of engagement, interaction, as well as patience, that you have all had during our remote learning.

An exciting reminder that we are able to do a ‘Film in a day’ with Treehouse Theatre on March 11th on our Ancient Greece theme – you will have received a letter with further details through parentmail. We are going to use the church and have only 15 children participating at a time so that we can stay covid safe for this activity. Treehouse Theatre group have worked hard to adapt their practice to suit current times and we know that this is going to be a great day for everyone.

 

Maths and English

Next week, in school, we will be consolidating our understanding of fractions and recapping the various methods and concepts that we covered during remote learning.

In English, we will be exploring democracy and even may have a special guest joining us virtually in one of our lessons… how exciting! We will also be using the persuasive language skills that we learnt, through our debate work, and will be applying this to planning and writing persuasive letters. We will be continuing to read our new class text ‘Who Let the Gods out?’ by Maz Evans and we are looking forward to being able to do this in person as well as exploring the text a little more with comprehension activities.

Keep working on spellings from the following lists, even now being back in school, it’s still important to develop the knowledge of our spellings:

SpellingWordList_Y3-4

SpellingWordList_Y5-6

Attached are also some recommended books for Year 5: Book List
Other Curriculum:

We are continuing with our ‘Here come the Groovy Greeks’ project this week and we are loving it so far! You have all been so immersed in this learning and we can’t wait to continue this in person. The Greeks were really rather awesome and we will be looking at some fascinating history, science, art and DT. This week is all about the city-states and the birth of democracy which is something that should be very important to all of us!

We will still be posting our resources for each lesson on the Files on Teams as well as a weekly timetable.

Please remember to return any reading books that pupils have had during Lockdown so they can be quarantined.

Important Information:

Monday 8th March – INSET day

Tuesday 9th March – return to school

Thursday 11th March – Treehouse Theatre day

 

We are so looking forward to seeing you all back on Tuesday. We are always on the end of an email when you need us.

Look after yourselves and all those around you.
See you soon!!
Miss Cutler and Mrs Dodd

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