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Check out our Year 5 Class Blog here to see some great examples of our learning!

 

https://blog.seesaw.me/stmlevyear5

 

Welcome back to school of the start of a new year!

 

We can't wait to get back to learning in 2022! Take a look at the things we will be studying below. 

 

News and Updates

During our parent consultations, many adults asked us for suggestions for great books that their children could read. You can find an excellent list at the website The Reader Teacher by clicking here https://www.thereaderteacher.com/year5

 

Quick answers

 

Q: When do students need their PE kits?

A: Students in class 5S should come to school in PE kits on Monday and Thursday. 

 

Q: When should homework be handed in?

A: Thursday morning.

 

Q: What homework needs to be handed in?

 

Your child will need to complete these things online that must be completed by Thursday each week 

1) Seesaw homework (we set homework online instead of learning logs)   

2) Completed MyMaths homework 

3) Reading Eggs Assignment

4) Daily Spelling Shed practice of the word list for the week (these lists are in the back of your child's reading record and can be found on SeeSaw).

 

Each Thursday, your child will need to bring the following items into school:

1) School reading book 

2) Reading record with five entries signed by an adult. 

 

Q: How do you use Seesaw?

A: Seesaw can be used on laptops, tablets and phones. You can watch a video of how to use it by clicking this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OceDhmNkWMymBwOUSI3s8r6r-gfHKSZY/view?usp=sharing

 

Home Learning

If students need to continue their learning at home, you can find links to materials to use for home learning below. If you would like us to mark your week, please send it to us on Seesaw. 

 

Maths Lessons

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1rkT5JAT2z0gUPpzm-KrcUpJwzpu7aSMu?usp=sharing

 

Science

https://sites.google.com/stmaryslevenshulme.org.uk/year5sciencehomelearning/home

 

Year 5 Timetable

Here is a normal daily timetable for Year 5 students:

9.00am – 9.30am: RE.                          1.45pm – 3.00pm: RE/Science/Topic/PE/Spanish                                               

9.30am – 10.45am: Maths                    3.00pm: Prayer and home time

10.45am – 11:00am: First break

11:00am – 11.30am: Reading

11.30am – 12.30pm: English

12.30pm – 12.45pm: Prayer and reflection

12.45pm – 1.45pm: Lunch

 

Key information

 

Homework

Students will be given the following homework each week which must be handed in on Thursday morning:

 

1) Seesaw online homework

This year, instead of students completing a learning log they will be set a piece of homework using the website/ app Seesaw. Seesaw has been chosen because it is extremely easy to use and works on almost every single device, including phones. If your child does not have access to a laptop or tablet, then we recommend that students complete their work on paper and that an adult uses the Seesaw app on their phone (available in both Android and Apple app stores for free) to take a picture of their work. This gives students an excellent opportunity to view each other's work and leave positive comments for their classmates.

 

Homework will be uploaded onto Seesaw and reviewed every Thursday - please note that your child will be trained on how to do this in school. Homework can be completed on paper and an image of it can be uploaded to Seesaw. Please click the following link for a video tutorial of how to upload work: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OceDhmNkWMymBwOUSI3s8r6r-gfHKSZY/view?usp=sharing.

 

If you are finding it difficult to do this, please speak to Mr Simms for help and to make alternative arrangements. 

 

2) Spelling 

Each week, Year 5 students will be given a list of ten or eleven words to learn how to spell. They will be tested on this every Thursday. Children enjoy particular success in learning their spellings by using Spelling Shed.

 

3) MyMaths 

Each week, students will be set activities related to the week's learning to complete online by their class teacher. These will be checked every Thursday. 

 

4) Reading Logs and reading books

Children need to bring their reading books and reading records every day. When they have finished their reading book, children will sign their book in with their class teacher before being allowed to take another. 

 

Children should keep their reading records up to date and will be expected to bring them in every day even if they have not finished their book. This will allow us to monitor how much your child is reading at home. We would like parents listen to their child read, initial their reading record and to discuss their book with them at least once a week. We expect your child to read for a minimum of 30 minutes each evening. This will really help them to make good progress in all aspects of their English. 

 

Curriculum Overview

 

PSHE:

Throughout the autumn term we will be working through our module 'Created and loved by God'. Within this module we will cover four units, starting with religious understanding to support our learning of PSHE themes. 

 

We will start this term by reviewing the changes that happen to our bodies as we grow older. We will then move on to the topic "Emotional Well-being", where we will look at the topics of body image, managing our emotions and what to do if we see things that make us uncomfortable online. 

 

English

This term we will be undertaking writing based on Tony Bradman's Viking Boy. In studying this book, our focus will be learning how to create atmosphere in our writing, as well as how to write great action scenes!

 

In our writing, will be focusing on the following skills: 

- How to use commas to add extra information to sentences

- How to use parenthesis (brackets, dashes and commas) to add extra information to sentences

- How to use speech to make action move forward

 

We will also focussing on handwriting. We would like all students to be able to use cursive 'joined-up' handwriting in all their work by the time they leave Year 5.

 

Maths

During the Spring term, we will be studying multiplication and division with whole numbers and we will be completing our fractions unit. Children will learn how to multiply and divide using formal written methods which will mean that it is vital that they know their times tables, so please make sure that they are practicing them on TTRockstars. They will learn how to convert fractions and mixed numbers so that they can be added and subtracted, ordered and compared and they will learn how to place fractions on a number line between 0 and 1.  

 

RE

During this, children will be studying the theme of 'Local Church' and missions, where they will learn about what it means to be part of an inspirational community that serves those most in need. We will also be preparing ours selves for the Easter period when we study the Eucharist and Memorial sacrifice which will take us through the key events that lead to Jesus Dying on the cross to free us of our sins.

 

Topic

Autumn Term Topic: Empires

Children will now study one topic for both spring terms. During spring term, our topic will be "Empires". We will be learning about and comparing two historic empires: The Shang Dynasty in China and the Islamic Golden Age in the middle east (with a special focus on Baghdad). We will be learning how people lived in these empires and how their rulers controlled the areas. We will also be comparing these two areas in geography, talking about the differences in landscape between China and the middle east. Finally, we will move on to look at the more modern British Empire and the way its effect around the world. 

 

Science

This term we will be looking at the topic of space. We will be studying the movements of the sun, moon and earth in relation to each other, the planets that make up the solar system and creating models of how the solar system moves. 

 

Useful links

 

Homework 

MyMaths https://login.mymaths.co.uk/login

Seesaw https://app.seesaw.me/#/login

 

Helping at home - English

Oak National Academy - English https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/key-stage-2/subjects/english

Oak National Academy - Grammar https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/key-stage-2/subjects/english-grammar

Oak National Academy - Spelling https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/key-stage-2/subjects/english-spelling

BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zv48q6f

Spelling Shed: https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb/

 

Helping at home - Maths

Oak National Academy - Maths https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/key-stage-2/subjects/maths

BBC Bitesize - Maths https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z826n39

 

Useful documents

Below are links to the Year 5 Google Drive. Here, we keep copies of homework, trip letters and documents to help learning at home. We will put files into these folders as the year goes on

 

Copies of homework: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1HYTwbIfaMJGdfAXPkIEQrhd4AyJpWFIg?usp=sharing

Copies of letters: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1uazQkEUDSALdN9uYD4HN4btQz3f5TBdk?usp=sharing

Documents to help learning at home: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Vadi6aRXm2pSxJgmrmH64V4esZB-RqT5?usp=sharing

 

 

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