St Thomas CE (VC) Primary School
8.00am - 4.00pm
Our school works closely with the other schools around us to provide additional opportunities for our children. To find out about who we work with, and what we do click here...
Welcome to Year 5's Learning Page. Each week you will have MyMaths online homework, a writing task, science task, reading and spellings to complete. We also have the Seesaw app which we will continue to add new and interesting activities to.
It is also expected that over each half term each child should complete a topic project - pictures or videos of any completed project could be uploaded to Seesaw for the whole class to see.
If you are currently working at home or just want some extra home learning you will find tasks on here, Seesaw and on MyMaths. The maths, reading and writing work will be changed regularly and the topic work will change with each new topic. If you need any more support with your remote learning please email your teacher at email@example.com or through your DB Primary Email.
Each week Mrs Jones, Mr Sykes and Mr Power will set you homework tasks on the My Maths website. login.mymaths.co.uk
We have now nearly finished our 'Statistics' unit of work and will be moving onto multiplication and division soon. During which, children will be required to learn and remember multiples, squared and cube numbers, factors, common factors and prime numbers. Pupils will also be required to multiply and divide numbers by 10, 100 and 1000, recognising the movement of digits in the place value chart when doing so.
These videos will help to reinforce and consolidate pupil learning in the classroom:
Remember to log on to TT Rockstars and practise your x-tables https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/3866
This website also has some good games to play.....
Also, don't forget that by the end of Year 4, all pupils should be able to recite their timetables up to 12x12. Continue to practice those tricky timetables so they can be recited quickly when required.
If you are at home for longer period of time, waiting for a test result or staying safe in quarantine, you will find your weekly learning here. You will need to complete a maths activity each day.
In school, we follow the White Rose scheme of Learning. We are now moving onto our 'Multiplication and Division Unit'. Please see the white rose maths web-site for schemes of work and extra resources.
Mrs Jones, Mr Sykes and Mr Power will add extra MyMaths activities to match the work being completed in class. Do this each day to make sure you keep up with the work being completed in school.
You can read to yourself, read to a family member or listen to someone else read, but try to read every day.
A full digital reading library is available on Oxford Owls. Our digital subscription has now begun so you can access many books from home (suitable for your childs reading level)! Passwords have been handed out to children, however, if this is misplaced please ask your child's teacher for a new one. If you prefer traditional books you will be given a book each Monday, please return it on a Friday so the book can be placed in isolation for 72 hours before it is used again. .
If you are at home for longer period of time, waiting for a test result or staying safe in quarantine. Please work through the following list of activities based around the book you are reading.
- Write a character profile for the main character.
- Create a new front cover for the book.
- Change the ending.
- Create a story map of the story from start to finish.
- Can you break the story into its 5 stages e.g. opening, build up, problem, resolution, ending.
- Create a new character for the story and explain how they would fit in.
- Write a new blurb in your own words.
- Write a word bank of verbs, adverbs, place prepositions and wow words that you coulduse in your own story writing.
In class we are reading
Power Reading: The boy at the back of the class
The Boy At the Back of the Class is a novel about a young boy named Ahmet who flees Syria with his family and ends up in the UK. During this hellish journey, he is separated from his family and placed in foster care once he reaches the UK. Right from the start, a group of friends can tell that there is something different about him. Ahmet doesn’t talk to anyone. He doesn’t look at anyone. And where does he go all on his own at lunchtime? The group gradually piece together the new arrival’s story. This leads them to question what exactly a refugee is, how he came to be at their school and how they can become friends with him when he seemingly won’t talk to them. This book centres on one of the huge global issues of our time: the refugee crisis. It does so with enormous sensitivity and even humour.
The children are loving this book so far and beg us to continue reading when we need to stop and complete work. If you are working at home we will try to get a copy of the book to you so you can complete the work we are covering in class, or we may email a particular paragraph or page.
Ask your parent to check their emails.
Please share any work completed at home on our new Seesaw app.
Our spelling pattern this week is:Using Look, Cover, Write, Check- try to learn these spellings- perculiar, occasion, occasionally, probably, knowledge, experiment, experience, question, disappear, important.
This website has some fun games to play too- https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/writing
Why not try keeping a diary of your day? You could add pictures, drawings and write down what you've been doing and feeling.
Our next writing topic focuses on the musical 'War of the Worlds' which is about an Alien Invasion. This unit of work allows children to develop their speaking and listening skills and enables them to carry out roleplay/drama activities. During the first week of work pupils will listen to and as a class we will develop an understanding of the happenings taking place in the musical. Once pupils are showing a good understanding of the storyline, they will be required to consider the key features of a news report (BBC News) and in groups will be asked to create their own news report, considering the roles of all those reporting, using technical vocabulary where possible. Pupils will evaluate one anothers performances, providing constructive feedback to support their peers. In the second week, children we identify the key features of a newspaper report and will be required to plan and write their own report based on the alien invasion, using facts from the musical and eyewitness accounts.
Our Grammar focuses over the next two weeks will be:
- Fronted adverbials.
- Speech Marks.
Ask your parent to check their emails.
Please upload any work you complete onto the new Seesaw app.
Our Topic and other learning
Our topic this half-term isThe View from Space.
This is a science and geography themed topic with some great opportunities for cross curricular links.
Science: Earth and Space.
1. Describe the movement of the Earth and other planets, relative to the sun in the solar system
2. Describe the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth
3. Describe the Sun, Earth and Moon as approximately spherical bodies
4. Use the idea of Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky
Design Technology: Sewing - What you would see looking down towards Earth from a space rocket on outer space.
Geography:Name and locate countries and cities of the UK, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics, key topographical features.
As well as: Space poetry, design and describe a creature from outer space.
At home you could:
Design a poster to visit a new planet
Hold news interviews about a new planet to develop speaking and listening
Make non-fiction fact files about different planets
Find out information about planets using information books and Internet to develop reading skills
Watch video clips of spaceship launches and respond in different ways
Instruction writing: How to make a rocket
Make a passport and list of items to take to space
Make a Solar System model.
Research the first man who travelled to the moon – make afact file about the launch and make a timeline of his life
Discover the role and job description of an astronaut
Research space missions to other planets
Ask your parent to check their emails.
Please upload any work completed at home to our new Seesaw app.