Welcome To The New School Year
2020 - 2021 in Class 5E.
Some Useful Reminders:
P.E - Thursday - come to school wearing your PE Kit.
PE kit is a plain white t-shirt; plain, dark leggings, jogging bottoms or shorts; sweatshirt, hooded top, fleece (as plain as possible) and trainers.
Homework: Maths - given on Fridays, due in the followingThursday.
English - given on Tuesdays, due in the following Monday.
Signed times tables & spelling books due in - Friday.
Signed Reading Records - Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Please bring your reading book into school every day.
Everyone has been working very hard and lots of boys and girls have been awarded certificates for their great efforts and achievements and for being such polite and helpful class-members. Well done to these children who have received awards in the Autumn Term:
Star of the Week:
Sienna, Reuben, Isaac, Jaiden, Poppy, Katie M and Nimra.
Courtesy/Well Done Award:
Isabelle P, Poppy, Saaim, Micah and Carmen.
Emily, Hope, Preston, Isaac and Callum.
Mathematician of the Week:
Saaim, Isaac, Katie T and Safa.
Reuben, Isabelle S, Sienna and Suhaan.
Home Learning From September 2020
If you are self-isolating and so learning at home, you can now find your work via the 'Home Learning' tab of the 'Children's' section and in the Year 5 Google Classroom.
What Have we Been Doing in Year Five?
Class 5E have made a very busy start to the year and are already working hard.
In Maths we’ve looked at the place value of bigger numbers, we can round numbers to the nearest ten, hundred and thousand and are becoming experts at addition. We’ve also learned enjoyed learning about Roman Numerals and are really good at recognising and writing them ourselves – we have been amazed at how some simple numbers are really long and complicated when written as Roman Numerals.
In English, we’ve been reading a lovely story called ‘Little Albatross’ who was in great danger from a killer bird when his parents flew out to sea to feed. We’re now writing our own stories of animal families who’ve had to rescue their youngsters from danger! We’ve been painting pictures to illustrate where and when our stories are set, using watercolours.
We’ve completed our RE unit of work for the half term on the theme of forgiveness, learning about Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela and designing our own logos to help a charity working towards forgiveness.
We’re learning all about the Anglos Saxons and Vikings in Britain long ago in our history topic. So far we’ve discovered where all the different groups came from who took over Britain when the Romans left. We’re beginning to learn about the jobs that ordinary people did such as blacksmiths, weavers, leeches and wolf- watchers. Even young children had jobs to do every day (or night!) We’re looking forward to finding out about the houses they built and what life was like to live in a house full of animals!
Spotting the ISS
We’ve been talking about the International Space Station today (25th September) and the children are keen to try to spot the ISS in the night sky. It’s clearly visible over Manchester for the next few days (so long as it’s not cloudy, that is). Here are the best times to spot it over the weekend:
Friday: 9.32 pm for 2 minutes
Saturday: 8.46 pm for 3 minutes
Sunday: 7.59 pm for 4 minutes and 9.34 pm for 2 minutes.
NASA astronaut Kate Rubins will launch to the International Space Station along with Russian cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov in October. They will launch on October 14 at 12:45 p.m. (Eastern US time) and spend six months on the space station.
Our class are hoping to follow their journey into space, their time on the ISS and their return to Earth in April. We’re also going to learn more about Tim Peake, the British astronaut, who spent six months aboard the ISS a few years ago.
This can now be found via the 'Home Learning' tab of the 'Children's' section and in the Year 5 Google Classroom.
Please find below the weekly Home Learning Grids for Year 5 and the associated video links, powerpoint presentations and worksheets etc. that you will need to complete your work at home. Please open up a Google document to record your work and share it with me when you have completed each task so that I can mark your work. If it's not appropriate to work in Google (it might be tricky to use this way of recording for Maths calculations, for example) or you're unable to do this, please send me a photograph of the work you have done on paper when you've finished it. You can share things with me or email them via Google. Please ask your parents to email school (or me) if you have forgotten your Google log-in.
My GMail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello Boys and Girls!
Please make sure that you check your Google Account - your end of year report was sent to you on Thursday (16th July). If you haven't messaged me yet (or for a while) please could you send me a message to let me know how you are doing? I'm missing you all!
On 25th June, the Government updated their guidance for online education resources for home learning to include additional resources and new tips to help parents and carers with home education.
The list of resources can be found here:
Look at how busy everyone has been:
Oliver R and his Mum found a baby blue tit which had fallen out of its nest and was being attacked by some blackbirds (which are a lot bigger than blue tits). They managed to rescue the unfortunate chick and took it to a local animal sanctuary where it is being well looked after.
Joey has been fishing with his Dad and learning lots of useful life skills as he’s been helping with digging work in the garden! He’s also been in charge of keeping everything well-watered on all those hot, sunny days.
Eleah has had a new addition to her family – a very tiny, cute and furry kitten that they’ve named Phoebe. She likes to watch everything that goes on from the window sills in the house.
George began the ‘lockdown’ by getting stuck into the ‘Lego Challenge’. He and his mum have enjoyed learning about was WW1 together, especially about life in the trenches. George had fun in a hot-tub in the garden for a special occasion too!
Dhilan has worked very hard to make sure that he’s an absolute Maths whizz while he’s been learning at home. He has also entered the Commonwealth Essay Writing Competition with a fantastic piece of writing about the environment, the effect of the global pandemic on our planet and looking ahead to the future too.
Riley has been keeping fit by going on lots of walks with his family and has also enjoyed cooking and baking at home too.
Amelia has enjoyed the sunny weather and has been for lots of lovely long walks with her family so that she can make the most of the outdoors.
Eddie has been keeping fit and has learnt lots of new football tricks.
Adan has enjoyed celebrating Eid with her family while we’ve been off school. It was a very different celebration this year, but she talked with family via facetime and she had lots of delicious food to eat. She’s also enjoyed the sunshine and has read so many books!
Dylan has been learning a lot about food and making meals with his sister - he's now an expert at preparing delicious lunches for his family!
Home Learning Grids
Please click the links below for the optional home learning activities. We recommend 2 activities per day.
In order for families and staff to take a break over Whit, there will be no home learning grid posted on 25.5.20 or 01.6.20.
Children who remain at home after 8th June 2020 will continue to be able to access the school learning grids on the class pages of the school website. We would like to thank you for your continuous support in helping your child to learn from home.
Calling all knitters!
If you have access to wool and needles, Mrs. Mottram has found some free patterns that will keep your fingers busy.
Visit https://www.jeangreenhowe.com/ for some lovely little patterns of food items and toys that are made from rectangles of knit stitch (garter stitch) and others using knit a row, purl a row (stocking stitch).
For those needing help to cast on or cast/bind off, there are some slow motion tutorials at https://www.youtube.com/user/knittingtipsbyjudy
This channel also has tutorials on increasing and decreasing stitches if anyone needs a reminder.
Here are the resources from our Week 6 Home Learning Grid. There is no requirement to use a printer as activities can be completed in workbooks.
In addition, it is Year 5's turn to have keyboard lessons with Mrs.Smethurst and she has sent through some great tasks to be completed at home. These have also been added below.
A message regarding Parents' Evening:
For any parents who had an appointment for the second Parents' Evening on 25th March, please check your child's Gmail account for an update on your child's progress in English and Maths this term. Thank you.
Last week we held our class elections. We voted to elect our two Pupil Voice Representatives,and our Sports and Health Ambassadors. We are confident that they will all do a fantastic job representing our class and helping to develop ideas to make Aldwyn an even better place to learn.
Pupil Voice Representatives: Scarlet Thorpe and Yasmin Mirza
Health Ambassador: George Cosgrove
Sports Ambassador: Rocco Zeolla.