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Online Learning Provision

 

Please open the document below for activities and tasks that can be completed at home, if you are unable to come into school due to COVID :) Feel free to email me at year5@maltese.essex.sch.uk to share any work, or if you need any help.


Dr Browning

Welcome to Fox Class

 

Spring term 2021

 

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

 

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

 

Please note that Year 5 should arrive at school at 8:50, and will leave school at 3:10.

 

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

Space/The Ancient Mayans

 

For the first half of this term, we will be learning all about space. We'll be learning all about the planets in our solar system, and the movement of the Earth and the Moon in relation to the solar system. In D&T and computing, we will be designing our very own space rovers, which will need to be controlled through an algorithm on a computer program. Our artwork will be inspired by abstract space artist Peter Thorpe, and we'll being using paints to try to create effects similar to those in his paintings. Our English writing will be based around travel tales in space.

 

For the second half of the term, we will be learning about the Ancient Maya. We will learn about their daily life, and explore all of their amazing achievements, including their development of calendar systems and hieroglyphic writing. More on this after half-term!

PE

Our PE days during the summer term are Tuesday and Friday. Sessions may be inside or outside, so please ensure that your child is wearing something suitable for all weather conditions.

 

Tuesday - Dodgeball

Friday - Dance

 

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.

Year 5 Homework Expectations

In Year 5, homework will be handed out on a Friday, and is expected to be completed and returned by the following Thursday. If homework, is not completed and returned by Thursday, children will complete their homework on Friday during their playtime.

All login details can be found in homework folders and in the front of reading diaries.

Children must:

  • Read 3 times a week. This must be recorded, dated and signed in reading diaries, which should be handed in to the class teacher each morning. If children read 5 times in a week, they will be awarded with 5 house points J
  • Complete English and maths tasks set on Mirodo.
  • Practise weekly spellings. Children can do this in any of the following ways:
  1. On spellingframe.co.uk
  2. Using the look, cover, write, check sheet in homework folders, which will be updated weekly.
  3. Using the spelling strategies found in homework folders.

Children should:

Regularly practise times tables. This can be done using any online games, such as Times Tables Rock Stars, or using verbal strategies, such as chanting.

Children could:

Choose a Nando’s challenge to complete – these can be found in homework folders, and in the link above, and can be lots of fun to complete together at home J

 

Thank you for your support!

Dr Browning

 

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Useful links

Please find below some additional useful links.

 

Fox Class Home Learning

Below is a suggested daily timetable for home learning. It doesn't matter if you want to do things in a different order, but this is the learning that you are expected to do each day. You could create your own timetable if you want to!

 

Beneath the timetable, you can find details on our zoom sessions, and also tabs to your online learning.

 

If you have any questions, or would like to email me any of your fantastic work, you can contact me at year5@maltese.essex.sch.uk.

 

Have a fantastic half-term!

Dr Browning smiley

 

Suggested Daily Timetable

 

Zoom meetings

After half-term, we will continue to have three zoom meetings a week, although the Wednesday meetings are changing slightly. The zoom codes stay the same for all meetings.

The three zoom meetings are:

- Monday - whole class - 10am

- Wednesday - groups of 10. Group 1 = 10am, Group 2 = 10:20am, Group 3 = 10:40am.

- Friday - whole class - 10am

 

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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