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Fox Class - Home Learning

 

For your online learning, you are expected to do the following tasks daily:

 

1. A maths task (approximately one hour)

 

2. An English task (approximately one hour)

 

3. A topic task (approximately one hour)

 

4. Reading, either independently or with an adult (20 - 30 minutes)

 

5. Spelling practice (www.spellingframe.co.uk) AND/OR times tables practice (https://ttrockstars.com/ or https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button) (20 minutes)

 

Please use the buttons below to find your daily tasks in English, maths and topic.

 

I would love to see the work that you have produced! If you have any questions, would like to show me any work, or would like any feedback/help with your work, please email me at year5@maltese.essex.sch.uk.

 

This week, we have zoom meetings on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:00am. We will play some games, do some learning, and share our work. I look forward to seeing all of you at these times! smiley

 

Welcome to Fox Class

 

Spring Term 2020

 

I hope that you have all had a fantastic winter break!

 

On this page you can find all important information about our Year 5 curriculum, PE, homework, and other useful links.

 

If you have any further questions, please contact me at year5@maltese.essex.sch.uk

What was important about the Golden Age of Islam?

 

This term we will be learning all about the Golden Age of Islam. We will begin by exploring the importance of the Prophet Muhammad, as the founder of Islam. Then, we’ll look at how the Golden Age of Islam began, and what it was like to live in Baghdad at this time. We will explore why this was such an important time in history, exploring the famous scholars of the time and how their study has effected what we know about the world today. In art, we will look at creating geometric patterns in our own Islamic style art.

 

What fills the space between us and the stars?

 

Our science topic this term takes us far away from planet Earth, to explore space. We will think about what else exists in the galaxy around us, looking at how the position and movements of Earth influence the way our planet is and how we experience seasons, years and months, as well as day and night. In English, we will use our imaginations to write space-themed stories.

PE

PE will begin on Tuesday 5th January.

Our PE days during the Spring term are Tuesday and Friday. Both of these sessions will be held outside.

Tuesday - Athletics

Friday - Tag Rugby

 

As part of the new COVID regulations, your child is required to arrive at school dressed in their PE kit. They will wear their PE kit all day.

 

As children will be wearing PE kits all day, these will need to be warm clothes during the winter months. Your child can come in any suitable tracksuit bottoms, preferably in a dark colour, and can bring in sports jumpers or tops to keep them warm.

Homework

 

Must:

Our ‘must’ homework will be set on a Friday and is expected back in the following Thursday. This includes:

  • Spellings to be practised for a spelling assessment on Thursdays. These may be practised either on spellingframe.com or on the spelling sheet sent home
  • MyMaths homework, to be completed online. Sometimes maths homework will be sent home on paper instead
  • A short English task, to be completed on paper

 

Should:

  • Children are expected to read 5 days a week at home. This can be alone or with an adult, but we encourage sharing books at home! This should be recorded in children’s reading diaries, and signed by an adult
  • Children are expected to practise times tables regularly. Being quick at recalling times tables is very helpful in maths lessons, and supports lots of other maths learning that we do in school. Children can practise with others or practise online using Times Tables Rockstars

 

Could:

  • Children might also like to complete one or more of the Nandos challenges! These are not compulsory, but are fun activities which relate to our topic, and can be done with parents at home. Nando's homework can be found in your child's homework folder, and is also attached below
     

Fiction Express

 

Fiction Express is a great tool for encouraging children to read at home. 

It has a variety of online books that can be used alongside books from school and home.

 

If your child would like to explore this online reading option, please email me on year5@maltese.essex.sch.uk and I will send your child's login details through. 

 

Thank you!

 

https://en.fictionexpress.com/

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