Hello from home, Kestrels!
We hope you are well and keeping busy! Your work will be posted below every day, labelled with the subject and date. We won't be deleting work so if you miss a day, you can catch up at a later date. You will have one Maths task and one English task each day. For maths, you only need to do D, E or GD depending on how confident you feel. If you are finding the work too easy and finish it very quickly, go to https://nrich.maths.org/9084 and complete some of the activities.
As well as this, remember to use Bug club, Rockstars and other websites that we have used in class! For spellings, please find the list of Year 5/6 words and activity ideas below. Also, it is just as important to keep active, so remember to go out in the garden or try a Joe Wicks PE workout which he is doing every day at 9am on Youtube!
I have set up a Lino It Stickies page for you to discuss your achievements during Year 5. Just click the link below, post a 'stickie' and find out what everyone else is talking about!
We miss you all already, but look forward to speaking to you all soon!
Mrs Beamish, Miss Hodges and Mr Peaple :)
Online Learning - Maths
Online Learning - Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFs - Maths)
Online Learning - English
Bug Club Logins
Reading is crucial to your child's continued development. With this in mind, here's a reminder of how to login into Bug Club (our online reading platform).
Username: first four letters of both surname and first name all lower case; i.e. John Smith = johnsmit (if this doesn't work try johnsmit01 - if this doesn't work then please see the message below))
School Code: 3pp9
As a school we provide a number of learning platforms which will be invaluable to the children at this time. There will also be expectations set out on the website for daily learning and tasks from these sites will be included.
These websites are:
Bug Club (reading), Busy Things (KS1 whole curriculum), Times Table Rock Stars (times tables) and Numbots (addition and subtraction)
If your child has misplaced their login can you please email (we will do our best to reply within 24 hours):
Miss Startup (Bug Club): firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Farrant (Busy Things): email@example.com
Mr Tatum (TT Rock Star/Numbots): firstname.lastname@example.org
How to practise spellings
Year 5 Spelling List
Year 5 spelling rules
Welcome to Kestrel class
Kestrel Class - w/b 16th March 2020
Dear parents and carers:
Kestrel class has been very busy learning and trying other hands-on ways to understand new concepts. In Science, we have completed some very exciting experiments; we have been playing Tag Rugby with a specialist coach and we also had the visit of Rabbi Zvi to teach us about synagogues and the Jewish Shabbat.
Please have a look below for an update on what we have been doing lately.
In the last weeks in Year 5 we have been looking at an extract of 'Alice in Wonderland'. Using this text, the children have learned a variety of ways to understand the way authors have developed characters and settings. Kestrels have written and performed poems and created playscripts amongst characters in their own wonderland.
Kestrel class has just finished the book "Ice Bear" and we have now moved onto the narrative poem "The Highway Man". Through this text, children are learning a high range of new vocabulary and how to make plausible predictions and inferences based on the text.
glockenspiels to the beat of the song.
This term we have been learning about properties and changes of materials. We have seen reversible and irreversible changes through experiments and discussed how mixtures might be separated, including through filtering, sieving and evaporating. Children particularly enjoyed seeing the irreversible change created by Mentos in Coke!
Year 5 have been learning about their locality and, using a variety of sources such as photographs, Atlases and maps, they have discussed what Sandhurst is like, what it used to look like as well as identify human and physical features of the area. We look forward to going for a walk and finding historical buildings and roads. There are a lot of Victorian houses out there! Can you spot them on your neighbourhood?
This half term, we will be learning how to use shortcuts in word processing.
Children are currently building bridges and studying the different ways in which pillars, beams, trusses and arches strengthen bridges.
In PSHE, our unit of learning is about relationships. In RE we are learning about Judaism and in Spanish we are learning how to use grammatical structures to create sentences.
If you have any queries, questions, concerns or celebrations, please don't hesitate to come and speak to me at drop off or pick up times.
- PE lessons are every Tuesday. Please ensure your child has a complete PE kit for this lesson and during the whole week.