***Updated February 2021***
Work packs will be required to be collected from school every Monday PM. The remainder of the tasks for the week will be assigned via Teams. Any additional resources will be available in the appropriate subject folder on Teams.
Welcome to Class 4
Our Class Teacher is Miss Croxford and Our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Nichol and Mrs Williamson. On a Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning Y5/6 are split and Miss Hind will teach some of us.
There are 33 children in our class. Every Thursday afternoon Miss Croxford has PPA time and Mrs Nichol and Mrs Williamson will be in class during this time.
This term we will be focusing on Local church - Sources.
The Bible is the story, spread over more than two thousand years, of God's love and how God's people responded to that live. There are all sorts of people - good, bad and indifferent - just as in the world today. God showed his love for them by wonderful deeds and each responded in a special way. There are all kinds of writing and authors and all wanted to tell us one thing: the truth about God. All of them inspired by the Holy Spirit when they were writing. This is why the church family believes that the Holy Spirit is also the author of the Bible.
'Nevermoor' is the text that our english lessons will be based on this term.
Our class reader for guided reading is Kensuke's Kingdom.
Children are explicitly taught the skills of reading outlined in the KS2 test domains through the use of 'VIPERS' which was created by Rob Smith (The Literacy Shed).
This term we will be covering the following areas: fractions, statistics and perimeter, area and volume.
Our topic in science this term is Living things and their habitats. Y5
This ‘Living Things and Their Habitats’ unit will teach us about the process of reproduction and the life cycles of plants, mammals, amphibians, insects and birds. We will explore reproduction in different plants, including different methods of pollination and asexual reproduction. We will have the opportunity to take cuttings from plants, creating clones of the parent plant. You will learn about different types of mammals and their different life cycles, making life cycle wheels to present their learning. Furthermore, you will find out about Jane Goodall and her work with the now-endangered chimpanzees in Africa. You will explore metamorphosis in insects and amphibians, comparing their life cycles. Finally, you will explore the life cycles of birds, and will write and star in their own wildlife documentary comparing the life cycles of different living things.
In geography this term we will be learning all about Trade and Economics. You will find out about how goods and services are traded around the world. You will explore the UK's trade links today and in the past, finding out about goods imported and exported and the methods of transport used. Through a more detailed look at one of the UK's trade partners, you will learn about the benefits of trading internationally, as well as the risks to this area. You will also learn about fair trade and why it is important in a global market.
This term, PE will take place on a Thursday. All children must attend school wearing their PE kits.
The children will be given a different spelling rule to learn each week. Children are expected to learn their set of spellings during the week ready for a spelling test every Friday. Spellings can be accessed via the files on Microsoft Teams.
It is important that children continue to practice their times tables. Children have times table practice in school through Times Table Rock Stars. It is important that children access this at home.
Children are encouraged to read for at least 20 minutes per evening. Children must ensure if they are reading a shorter chapter book, they return their reading book to school on a Friday ready to be changed. Children can also access Read Theory and Lexia at home.
Children have a homework grid which is in their homework book. Children are asked to choose at least one activity each week to complete and bring into school at the designated time. Please help to support your child when completing their homework.
Children also have access to the following sites where homework/tasks will be set:
Useful websites for Home Learning
I have listed below some links that you can follow at home. I am looking into some more and will update you when I get them. A lot of NGBs have free activities on their website so if there is a sport I haven't included that you would want their website is likely to have it.
Oti’s West End Wednesday.
I-Moves offering Free Dance Ideas!
South Durham Gym offering Online Tutorials with their ambassador Mercedes.
Dane Bates is offering Master Classes
Disney 10 minute shake-up
Super moves fitness.
- 3 month free membership to schools, pupils, parents, to experience yoga at home
Joe Wicks workouts – daily at 9.30 a.m. on youtube.
Youth sport trust app TopYa is available to download too and they have a free access code which is 23880. The app is full of activities and challenges too.