Welcome to the wonderful world of Year 5C
St Oscar Romero!
Welcome back Year 5! First of all HAPPY NEW YEAR and I hope you had a nice, restful Christmas break. I'm sure you had plenty of fun sledging, building snowmen and throwing snowballs!!
Below are some activities to try for today (Tuesday 5th January), but from tomorrow (Wednesday 6th January) home learning will return to SeeSaw where lessons will be uploaded daily. Don't forget that you can still try the activities on Purple Mash, MyMaths, TT Rockstars and Reading Eggs. If you have any questions regarding home learning matters contact me on:
Tuesday 5th January 2021
Timetable for remote learning
All learning will be uploaded to Seesaw, following the timetable below.
Topic (Week 1)
RE (Week 2)
Seesaw tips - how to use
These videos can help to show you how to use the seesaw app, as well as the browser.
How to use the Seesaw app for students http://bit.ly/35dQz8J
How to use Seesaw in browsers for students http://bit.ly/38dU0xR
In our English lessons this half term, we will be recapping some of the grammar and punctuation targets we have already covered this year and embedded them into our writing, as well as working together to learn some new skills to put into practice. We will begin with a unit based on the short video clip 'The Lighthouse'. Throughout the unit, we will be working on all the skills needed to equip ourselves for writing a narrative at the end of the 3 week cycle. We will first be looking at some of our reading skills, mainly focusing on prediction, retrieval and inference skills. We will be annotating the setting to create a setting description using lots of alternative adjectives, as well as using lots of descriptive language to describe the main character in the story. Some of the objectives we will be recapping are using openers in a sentences and punctuating direct speech, before introducing brackets and how they can be used to add detail to your writing. Throughout the unit, we will be working on sequencing the story into 5 parts, ready for you to write your version of the narrative.
For our Guided Reading sessions, we will be focusing on applying our growing knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes, both to read aloud and to understand the meaning of new words that we discover. We will also be reading further exception words, noting the unusual correspondences between spelling and sound, and where these occur in the word. An important focus of our sessions will be checking that the text makes sense and discussing our understanding and explaining the meaning of words in context.
In Maths this half term, we will mainly be focusing on the tricky topic of fractions. Once again, practising your times tables is essential for this unit, so make sure you improve by using TT rockstars! We will begin by learning about equivalent fractions before moving onto mixed numbers and improper fractions. Later in the unit, we will be focusing on adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators. We will then move onto finding fractions of numbers and even multiplying fractions!
Our topic for this half term is 'Anglo-Saxons and Vikings'. We will be investigating the Viking invasions of Britain (including
the raid on Lindisfarne), explore what life was like for Vikings living in Britain and discovering why King Alfred was dubbed 'Alfred the Great'.
On Monday we started a Science unit on Changing materials, but as that is a unit which relies on practical activities and conducting experiments we thought it best to postpone this unit until we are back at school. Instead we will switch to Living things and their habitats. We will be looking at the parts of a flower and comparing the life cycles of different animals.
Our Religion unit this half-term is Community: Mission. We will be exploring and understanding the mission of inspirational leaders and local leaders in the community. In addition, we will be learn that scripture from Isaiah formed the basis of Jesus' mission. We will also explore what a diocese is (including learning about our diocese),what the role of the bishop is and what the mission of the diocese is.
Throughout this unit, we will be linking ideas to PSHE lessons and discussing our rights in school.