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Distance Learning for Kangaroos (Year 5)

 

Please scroll below to access our distance learning resources to complete in your 'Distance Learning Journals'. Please continue to check in to our class page Monday-Friday as I will be setting Kangaroos additional challenges regularly each week. If you are a parent or carer of a child in Kangaroos and have any questions about your child's distance learning, please email the class email address:


kangaroos@eye.peterborough.sch.uk

 

Please keep safe my lovely Kangaroos and your families!

 

Sending you lots of positivity, smiles and best wishes at this time,

 

Miss Reed

 

Distance Learning Booklet issued 19.03.20 by Miss Reed

Please find dated learning for you to access below:

Are you unsure what to do over the Easter holidays? Why not try completing some activities from the Easter Activities Bingo? :-)

Are you unsure what to do over the Easter holidays? Why not try completing some activities from the Easter Activities Bingo? :-) 1

EXCITING NEWS! Bookman now has his own page on the school website! Check in regularly to ensure you are up to date with his latest videos, challenges and pictures!

EXCITING NEWS! Bookman now has his own page on the school website! Check in regularly to ensure you are up to date with his latest videos, challenges and pictures! 1

2/4/20 - 19/4/20 - Some pictures of what Kangaroos have been up to over the Easter holidays :-)

2/4/20 - 19/4/20 - Some pictures of what Kangaroos have been up to over the Easter holidays :-) 1 Louisa researched The Industrial Revolution.
2/4/20 - 19/4/20 - Some pictures of what Kangaroos have been up to over the Easter holidays :-) 2 Lily made a volcano!
2/4/20 - 19/4/20 - Some pictures of what Kangaroos have been up to over the Easter holidays :-) 3 Here it us erupting!
2/4/20 - 19/4/20 - Some pictures of what Kangaroos have been up to over the Easter holidays :-) 4 Whooosh!
2/4/20 - 19/4/20 - Some pictures of what Kangaroos have been up to over the Easter holidays :-) 5 Archie peeling veg for his dinner!
2/4/20 - 19/4/20 - Some pictures of what Kangaroos have been up to over the Easter holidays :-) 6 Archie making stuffing balls.
2/4/20 - 19/4/20 - Some pictures of what Kangaroos have been up to over the Easter holidays :-) 7 An Easter card by Archie.
2/4/20 - 19/4/20 - Some pictures of what Kangaroos have been up to over the Easter holidays :-) 8 Archie helping his dad put up a trampoline.
2/4/20 - 19/4/20 - Some pictures of what Kangaroos have been up to over the Easter holidays :-) 9 Peeling vegetables.
2/4/20 - 19/4/20 - Some pictures of what Kangaroos have been up to over the Easter holidays :-) 10 Instructions for Cheaters Monopoly by Archie.
2/4/20 - 19/4/20 - Some pictures of what Kangaroos have been up to over the Easter holidays :-) 11 Maths work by Archie.

1/4/20 - VICTORY FOR KANGAROOS! Well done Kangas, you won the recent battle against Meerkats on Times Tables Rockstars. A new battle has been set over the Easter holidays. I wonder which class will win the next battle?

1/4/20 - VICTORY FOR KANGAROOS! Well done Kangas, you won the recent battle against Meerkats on Times Tables Rockstars. A new battle has been set over the Easter holidays. I wonder which class will win the next battle? 1

1/4/20 - It's the last day of distance learning before the Easter break... here's what some Kangaroos have been up to today :-)

1/4/20 - It's the last day of distance learning before the Easter break... here's what some Kangaroos have been up to today :-) 1 Oliver made an Easter card with his sister.
1/4/20 - It's the last day of distance learning before the Easter break... here's what some Kangaroos have been up to today :-) 2 Louisa making a lava lamp.
1/4/20 - It's the last day of distance learning before the Easter break... here's what some Kangaroos have been up to today :-) 3 Louisa making her volcano erupt.
1/4/20 - It's the last day of distance learning before the Easter break... here's what some Kangaroos have been up to today :-) 4 Louisa made cookies for her family.
1/4/20 - It's the last day of distance learning before the Easter break... here's what some Kangaroos have been up to today :-) 5 Archie's science work.
1/4/20 - It's the last day of distance learning before the Easter break... here's what some Kangaroos have been up to today :-) 6 Some RE work from Archie.
1/4/20 - It's the last day of distance learning before the Easter break... here's what some Kangaroos have been up to today :-) 7 A story by Archie.
1/4/20 - It's the last day of distance learning before the Easter break... here's what some Kangaroos have been up to today :-) 8 A diary entry by Archie.

31/3/20 - Here are some photos I have been sent today of Kangaroos working hard at home :-). Keep up the great work!

31/3/20 - Here are some photos I have been sent today of Kangaroos working hard at home :-). Keep up the great work! 1 Jayden completed a science experiment.
31/3/20 - Here are some photos I have been sent today of Kangaroos working hard at home :-). Keep up the great work! 2 Amie's work.
31/3/20 - Here are some photos I have been sent today of Kangaroos working hard at home :-). Keep up the great work! 3 Amie working towards a Brownie badge.
31/3/20 - Here are some photos I have been sent today of Kangaroos working hard at home :-). Keep up the great work! 4 Amie studying.
31/3/20 - Here are some photos I have been sent today of Kangaroos working hard at home :-). Keep up the great work! 5 Daniel's excellent pop-up Easter card.
31/3/20 - Here are some photos I have been sent today of Kangaroos working hard at home :-). Keep up the great work! 6 A close up! Isn't it amazing?!
31/3/20 - Here are some photos I have been sent today of Kangaroos working hard at home :-). Keep up the great work! 7 Kameron's excellent maths work.
31/3/20 - Here are some photos I have been sent today of Kangaroos working hard at home :-). Keep up the great work! 8 Look at all those ticks!
31/3/20 - Here are some photos I have been sent today of Kangaroos working hard at home :-). Keep up the great work! 9 Isla's creations for the Spinney nursing home.
31/3/20 - Here are some photos I have been sent today of Kangaroos working hard at home :-). Keep up the great work! 10 Getting creative!
31/3/20 - Here are some photos I have been sent today of Kangaroos working hard at home :-). Keep up the great work! 11
31/3/20 - Here are some photos I have been sent today of Kangaroos working hard at home :-). Keep up the great work! 12 Isabella made carrot cake for her dad! Yum!

30/3/20 - Miss Reed and Miss Acris have set Kangaroos and Meerkats a battle on Times Table Rockstars! It begins at 7am on Monday 30th March (today) and finishes at 3.20pm on Wednesday 1st April. May the best class win!

30/3/20 - Miss Reed and Miss Acris have set Kangaroos and Meerkats a battle on Times Table Rockstars! It begins at 7am on Monday 30th March (today) and finishes at 3.20pm on Wednesday 1st April. May the best class win! 1

30/3/20 - Good morning Kangaroos. I hope you've all had a lovely weekend. I've been enjoying some baking and doing some spring cleaning! I've been sent some great pictures of your learning from last week over the weekend. I've posted them below so you can see. Keep working hard with your learning over the next few days before a well-earned Easter break.

30/3/20 - Good morning Kangaroos. I hope you've all had a lovely weekend. I've been enjoying some baking and doing some spring cleaning! I've been sent some great pictures of your learning from last week over the weekend. I've posted them below so you can see. Keep working hard with your learning over the next few days before a well-earned Easter break.  1 Oliver made chilli con carne for his family.
30/3/20 - Good morning Kangaroos. I hope you've all had a lovely weekend. I've been enjoying some baking and doing some spring cleaning! I've been sent some great pictures of your learning from last week over the weekend. I've posted them below so you can see. Keep working hard with your learning over the next few days before a well-earned Easter break.  2 Yummy chilli con carne - well done Oliver!
30/3/20 - Good morning Kangaroos. I hope you've all had a lovely weekend. I've been enjoying some baking and doing some spring cleaning! I've been sent some great pictures of your learning from last week over the weekend. I've posted them below so you can see. Keep working hard with your learning over the next few days before a well-earned Easter break.  3 Ieva made a delicious Lithuanian desert.
30/3/20 - Good morning Kangaroos. I hope you've all had a lovely weekend. I've been enjoying some baking and doing some spring cleaning! I've been sent some great pictures of your learning from last week over the weekend. I've posted them below so you can see. Keep working hard with your learning over the next few days before a well-earned Easter break.  4 Archie's been writing a diary entry.
30/3/20 - Good morning Kangaroos. I hope you've all had a lovely weekend. I've been enjoying some baking and doing some spring cleaning! I've been sent some great pictures of your learning from last week over the weekend. I've posted them below so you can see. Keep working hard with your learning over the next few days before a well-earned Easter break.  5 Archie's maths work.
30/3/20 - Good morning Kangaroos. I hope you've all had a lovely weekend. I've been enjoying some baking and doing some spring cleaning! I've been sent some great pictures of your learning from last week over the weekend. I've posted them below so you can see. Keep working hard with your learning over the next few days before a well-earned Easter break.  6 Some history work from Archie.
30/3/20 - Good morning Kangaroos. I hope you've all had a lovely weekend. I've been enjoying some baking and doing some spring cleaning! I've been sent some great pictures of your learning from last week over the weekend. I've posted them below so you can see. Keep working hard with your learning over the next few days before a well-earned Easter break.  7 Some more maths work from Archie.
30/3/20 - Good morning Kangaroos. I hope you've all had a lovely weekend. I've been enjoying some baking and doing some spring cleaning! I've been sent some great pictures of your learning from last week over the weekend. I've posted them below so you can see. Keep working hard with your learning over the next few days before a well-earned Easter break.  8 Kameron's maths work.
30/3/20 - Good morning Kangaroos. I hope you've all had a lovely weekend. I've been enjoying some baking and doing some spring cleaning! I've been sent some great pictures of your learning from last week over the weekend. I've posted them below so you can see. Keep working hard with your learning over the next few days before a well-earned Easter break.  9 Kameron's maths and DT work.
30/3/20 - Good morning Kangaroos. I hope you've all had a lovely weekend. I've been enjoying some baking and doing some spring cleaning! I've been sent some great pictures of your learning from last week over the weekend. I've posted them below so you can see. Keep working hard with your learning over the next few days before a well-earned Easter break.  10 Callum made tuna pasta & a cup of tea for his mum.
30/3/20 - Good morning Kangaroos. I hope you've all had a lovely weekend. I've been enjoying some baking and doing some spring cleaning! I've been sent some great pictures of your learning from last week over the weekend. I've posted them below so you can see. Keep working hard with your learning over the next few days before a well-earned Easter break.  11 Ieva made a salad with help from her puppy!
30/3/20 - Good morning Kangaroos. I hope you've all had a lovely weekend. I've been enjoying some baking and doing some spring cleaning! I've been sent some great pictures of your learning from last week over the weekend. I've posted them below so you can see. Keep working hard with your learning over the next few days before a well-earned Easter break.  12 Amelia working hard!
30/3/20 - Good morning Kangaroos. I hope you've all had a lovely weekend. I've been enjoying some baking and doing some spring cleaning! I've been sent some great pictures of your learning from last week over the weekend. I've posted them below so you can see. Keep working hard with your learning over the next few days before a well-earned Easter break.  13 Amelia concentrating :-)
30/3/20 - Good morning Kangaroos. I hope you've all had a lovely weekend. I've been enjoying some baking and doing some spring cleaning! I've been sent some great pictures of your learning from last week over the weekend. I've posted them below so you can see. Keep working hard with your learning over the next few days before a well-earned Easter break.  14 Callum has been working on his handwriting!
30/3/20 - Good morning Kangaroos. I hope you've all had a lovely weekend. I've been enjoying some baking and doing some spring cleaning! I've been sent some great pictures of your learning from last week over the weekend. I've posted them below so you can see. Keep working hard with your learning over the next few days before a well-earned Easter break.  15 Kameron wrote a book review.
30/3/20 - Good morning Kangaroos. I hope you've all had a lovely weekend. I've been enjoying some baking and doing some spring cleaning! I've been sent some great pictures of your learning from last week over the weekend. I've posted them below so you can see. Keep working hard with your learning over the next few days before a well-earned Easter break.  16 Isabella made her friend an Easter card.
30/3/20 - Good morning Kangaroos. I hope you've all had a lovely weekend. I've been enjoying some baking and doing some spring cleaning! I've been sent some great pictures of your learning from last week over the weekend. I've posted them below so you can see. Keep working hard with your learning over the next few days before a well-earned Easter break.  17 Louisa on Spelling Shed.
30/3/20 - Good morning Kangaroos. I hope you've all had a lovely weekend. I've been enjoying some baking and doing some spring cleaning! I've been sent some great pictures of your learning from last week over the weekend. I've posted them below so you can see. Keep working hard with your learning over the next few days before a well-earned Easter break.  18 Louisa working hard.
30/3/20 - Good morning Kangaroos. I hope you've all had a lovely weekend. I've been enjoying some baking and doing some spring cleaning! I've been sent some great pictures of your learning from last week over the weekend. I've posted them below so you can see. Keep working hard with your learning over the next few days before a well-earned Easter break.  19 Louisa making soup.
30/3/20 - Good morning Kangaroos. I hope you've all had a lovely weekend. I've been enjoying some baking and doing some spring cleaning! I've been sent some great pictures of your learning from last week over the weekend. I've posted them below so you can see. Keep working hard with your learning over the next few days before a well-earned Easter break.  20 A beautiful Easter card by Louisa.

27/3/20 - Some great home learning from Isabella! Isabella has been enjoying completing the Joe Wicks workout each morning before doing some home learning.

27/3/20 - Some great home learning from Isabella! Isabella has been enjoying completing the Joe Wicks workout each morning before doing some home learning.  1
27/3/20 - Some great home learning from Isabella! Isabella has been enjoying completing the Joe Wicks workout each morning before doing some home learning.  2
27/3/20 - Some great home learning from Isabella! Isabella has been enjoying completing the Joe Wicks workout each morning before doing some home learning.  3

26/3/20 - Isla has been busy at home on Spelling Shed, building dens and reading!

26/3/20 - Isla has been busy at home on Spelling Shed, building dens and reading! 1 On Spelling Shed!
26/3/20 - Isla has been busy at home on Spelling Shed, building dens and reading! 2 Making a den!
26/3/20 - Isla has been busy at home on Spelling Shed, building dens and reading! 3 I wonder how many people can fit in there...?
26/3/20 - Isla has been busy at home on Spelling Shed, building dens and reading! 4 Chilling out with a good book!
26/3/20 - Isla has been busy at home on Spelling Shed, building dens and reading! 5 Having fun in the sun :-)

26/3/20 - Kameron's been working super duper hard over the past few days! Well done!

26/3/20 - Kameron's been working super duper hard over the past few days! Well done! 1
26/3/20 - Kameron's been working super duper hard over the past few days! Well done! 2
26/3/20 - Kameron's been working super duper hard over the past few days! Well done! 3
26/3/20 - Kameron's been working super duper hard over the past few days! Well done! 4

26/3/20 - New challenges have been set on Spelling Shed! Please log on and have a play!

26/3/20 - New challenges have been set on Spelling Shed! Please log on and have a play! 1

26/3/20 - Look at these Keen Kangaroos! Lots of fantastic learning is happening at home. Well done :-)

26/3/20 - Look at these Keen Kangaroos! Lots of fantastic learning is happening at home. Well done :-) 1 Oliver has been enjoying reading at home.
26/3/20 - Look at these Keen Kangaroos! Lots of fantastic learning is happening at home. Well done :-) 2 Louisa has been busy baking!
26/3/20 - Look at these Keen Kangaroos! Lots of fantastic learning is happening at home. Well done :-) 3 Ieva's beautifully presented RE work.
26/3/20 - Look at these Keen Kangaroos! Lots of fantastic learning is happening at home. Well done :-) 4 Some great RE work from Louisa.

25/3/20 - Excellent RE learning from Lily. :-)

25/3/20 - Excellent RE learning from Lily. :-) 1

24/3/20 - Hi Kangaroos! Hope you are all well! I'm missing you all! I've been sent lots of photos of you all this week. I'm so impressed with all the hard work you have been doing at home. Louisa, your research on Queen Victoria looks fantastic. George - I'm so glad you are helping out around the house! Isabella - I'm so impressed with your fractions work! Please keep sending me pictures of your learning. I love to see them. Perhaps your learning could be put up on my next post? Keep up the GREAT work Kangaroos! I'm very proud of you all.

18.3.20 - Bookman's Easter Reading Challenge has arrived early! Whilst you are relaxing over the Easter holidays, why not complete Bookman's latest reading challenge? Download, print and complete it and hand it in to Miss Reed when you return to school.

17/3/20 - Drawing angles and using protractors to measure them.

10/3/20 - Sewing in Art. We made a great start on our reading cushions!

4/3/20 - Year 5 table tennis tournament at AMVC - we had such a great time!

3/3/20 - Trying scones in DT and thinking about what our fellow Eye Primary pupils would like with their scones when we make them... Jam and clotted cream won of course!!

2/3/30 - Well done to those children who completed Bookman's February half term challenge!

2/3/30 - Well done to those children who completed Bookman's February half term challenge! 1

28/2/20 - Well done to all those children who read 5 books or more in Spring 1. We are very proud of you.

28/2/20 - Well done to all those children who read 5 books or more in Spring 1. We are very proud of you. 1

28/2/20 - Investigating what materials are soluble or insoluble in Science

28/2/20 - During todays Geography lesson, we undertook some fieldwork by exploring Eye. During this time we walked around the village looking out for pieces of rubbish, which we stuck to pieces of cardboard, helping to clean up our community and to see the impact humans are having on the planet.

 

We also looked at how the council are able to help Eye community by providing a range of bins, helping to recycle the local waste.

 

Another important issue we explored was the transport that travelled through Eye. We looked at how many moving cars travelled through the village, compared to the amount of buses, bicycles, motorbikes and members of the community who walked through the village.

 

Below are some photos of Kangaroos and Meerkats exploring Eye community.

28/2/20 - Geography fieldwork

27/2/20 - Metro Bank came to teach us all about banking in C4L.

27/2/20 - Metro Bank came to teach us all about banking in C4L. 1

25/2/20 - Will Mabbit, author visit. featuring an appearance from Bookman!

25/2/20 - I have been blown away by the efforts with your homework over half term! Kangaroos were set a challenge of creating something out of different materials. Here are some of Kangaroos brilliant creations below!

7/2/20 - We created dragonflies out of wire! #wiresculptures

7/2/20 - Making soup in DT. Our mountain climber (Mrs Brakes) loved the soup and thought it would definitely be a nutritious meal for a mountain climb!

4/2/20 - As part of our celebrations for National Story Telling Week, we went to read some of Year 6's setting descriptions that they have just finished writing. We told them what we enjoyed and left them a little note to say well done!

4/2/20 - Us taking part in our HITT exercise as part of our sponsorship activity for the NSPCC: Speak Out, Stay Stafe.

3/2/20 - Bikeability superstars!

3/2/20 - Bikeability superstars! 1

31/1/20 - Designing and creating wire figures in Art

31/1/20 - Artist Visit - We were very lucky to have a visit from the artist Roland Burt. We had a fantastic and exciting morning contributing to our whole school master piece.

29/1/20 - We were very lucky this afternoon as Zoe from St Matthews Church came to visit us to talk about how she, as a Christian, reconciles science with her faith. Zoe delivered a presentation to us about how she makes sense of believing in a Creator God and also science. It helped us to think about our ‘Big Question’ for this unit of work in RE – ‘Creation and Science: Conflicting or Complementary?’

20/1/20 - Well done to all the children who successfully participated in Bookman's 12 Reads of Christmas Reading Challenge! Enjoy your well deserved chocolate bars!

20/1/20 - Well done to all the children who successfully participated in Bookman's 12 Reads of Christmas Reading Challenge! Enjoy your well deserved chocolate bars! 1

17/1/20 - In DT, we tried different soups and thought about which one Mrs Brakes would like best. We are creating soup for a mountain climber (Mrs Brakes - she taught us all about climbing mountains last term). After finding out her favourite soup is leek and potato, we researched on the laptops a recipe for leek and potato soup. Then we looked on supermarket websites to compare the prices of the ingredients.

10/1/20 - BOOKMAN VISITS KANGAROOS! We had a surprise visit from Bookman this afternoon. He came to see how we have been getting on with our reading. We told him about our new class book 'Wolf Brother' which we are really enjoying. He also presented certificates to those children who managed to read 5 books (or more) in Autumn 2. Well done to all the children who managed to do this! Miss Reed and Bookman are very proud of you.

10/1/20 - We had lots of fun on the Computing programme 'Scratch' today. We created animations and we made some amazing things!

10/1/20 - Wire Sculpting in Art

9/1/20 - In History, we enjoyed playing a board game to help us learn about James I. Afterwards, we discussed whether we thought he was a successful or unsuccessful King.

16/12/19 - We had a special visitor today! The new school book superhero, BOOKMAN, came to see us! He has set us a reading challenge over the Christmas holidays. Make sure you participate Kangaroos... Bookman will be checking!

10/12/19 - Check out what we are learning about in the Spring term by clicking on the file below!

8/11/19 - Singing a song to help us remember numbers up to 10 in French!

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8/11/19 - Exploring forces in Science. Ask us about gravity and air resistance at home!

8/11/19 - Today we learnt about what Parliament is. Parliament is where they make and change laws and debate important issues.

 

As part of our learning, we played a special version of the board game ‘Monopoly’ which focused on democracy. It made us think about and discuss issues in the world we live in. We know that we have the right to have an opinion about different things and for our voices to be heard and that this is what living in a democracy is all about- the right to have an opinion and for it to be heard.

6/11/19 - Interviewing Papa Georges (Mrs H) after toys were stolen from his toy shop!

6/11/19 - Interviewing Papa Georges (Mrs H) after toys were stolen from his toy shop! 1

31/10/19 - Well done to the Year 5 children who managed to read 5 whole books last half term. We are very proud of you and can't wait to hear about what you read next.

28/10/19 - Learning our new WAGOLL text which is a newspaper report called 'A Trip to the Moon'. We then talked the text in our co-op groups.

Curriculum Bulletin Autumn 2 

 

In English. we will be looking at 'The Inventions of Hugo Cabret' as our focus text and writing newspaper reports. We will then be moving on to comparing the film with the book.

 

In Maths, we will be looking at multiplication and division this half term. 

 

In Science, we will be learning about forces.

 

In Geography, we will be learning all about mountains.

 

In DT we will be making our own birdhouses in our co-op groups.

 

The Christmas countdown is on! 

 

Please see the curriculum letter for more information.

 

Miss Reed

7/10/19 - Harvest Festival Church Service

2/10/19 - Our new text map in English.

2/10/19 - Our new text map in English.  1

1/1/10/19

We were very lucky today to experience a poetry day. Neal Zetter, a children’s poet with many published books, came to visit. We learnt one of Neal’s poems called ‘Angry Shopping Trolley’ and performed it in the school’s Poetry Slam at the end of the day after lots of rehearsing. Our performance was so brilliant that we won the Poetry Slam (alongside Chimps class with their performance of Neil’s poem ‘Bubbles’). Our prize was a copy of Neal’s latest poetry book about superheroes! Scan the QR code below to watch a video of our performance!

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27/9/19 - Learning about the Moon Phases in Science... with oreos!

13/9/19 - Modern Slavery

 

Today, we participated in a workshop all about Modern Slavery led by Helen and Joe from ‘Just Enough UK’. They helped us to think about what modern day slavery looks like through role play – all of which we joined in with.

 

We learnt that slavery is where one person has absolute power over another and controls their life, liberty and fortune.

 

We were shocked to hear that there are an estimated 40-45 million slaves in the world today. A staggering £150,000,000,000 is made through slavery every year.

 

Helen and Joe taught us an acronym to help us remember the 5 signs of modern day slavery:

 

S – Suspicious person guarding them

L – Local language is a struggle

A – Any gender, any age, any nationality

V – Valid travel documents

E – Emotional and abused

5/9/19

Welcome to Kangaroos!

 

I am feeling very lucky and extremely excited to be teaching Kangaroos this year. It doesn’t seem 5 minutes ago since we were in Year 3 together… I just know we are going to have another fantastic year together already! 

 

Autumn 1 learning

 

We have lots of exciting learning coming up this half term. Here’s a little insight in to what we will be learning about…

 

Maths: We will start by learning about numbers to 1,000,000.

 

English: We will be writing non-chronological reports about mythical beetles (inspired by the most wonderful book: Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard).

 

Science: We will be learning about Earth and Space.

 

History: We’ll be going back in History and learning about the Tudors. In particular, we will be thinking about who the most powerful Tudor monarch was and why there was so much religious tension during the Tudor reign. 

 

RE: The focus question that we’ll be studying is ‘What does it mean if God is holy and loving?’

 

Art: We will be focusing on our drawing techniques – sketching in particular to begin with!

 

Design and technology: Our focus will be ‘Structures’ and you will be working throughout the Autumn term to create a bird house with you co-op group.

 

Music: Woaaaah! Livin’ on a prayer! We’ll be rockin’ as our focus is Rock music!

 

French: As this is a new language we will be learning, we’ll begin the term by learning how to greet one another, 5 colours and numbers 0-10 in French.

 

PE: We will be swimming during Autumn 1 during our PE lessons. More information about this is below.

 

C4L: Our focus is ‘Families and Communities’. We will learn about Human Rights and democracy within this.

 

Useful information

 

Support in class

Mrs. Selves is our teaching assistant.

Mrs. Heighton (HLTA) is working with children across both Year 5 classes.

 

Swimming

PE is on a Friday. Please ensure bags and kits are clearly named. During Autumn 1 we will be swimming on a Friday afternoon. All children will need the following: Swimwear, swimming hat, towel. Please ensure earrings are taken out at home (if they are worn at school it is the children’s responsibility to take them out) and all long hair should be tied up to go swimming please. If your child wishes to wear goggles, please send a note in to me. Children will not be allowed to wear goggles unless they have a note from a parent.

 

Reading at home

Now children are in UKS2, they will no longer have a reading record. We still expect the children to be reading every single day and the expectation is that during a half term, each child reads at least 5 books so please do encourage this at home. At school, children will write in our class ‘Book Tracker’ each time they read a whole book and state whether they enjoyed the book or not. It will be monitored by the Year 5 team regularly to ensure children are reading regularly at home. If your child reads 5 books in a half term they will get a special certificate in assembly. If they read more than 5 books in a half term, they will be awarded a ‘Superstar Raffle Ticket’ which will be entered into a drawer where they have the opportunity to win some special reading goodies!

 

Water bottles

Please remember water bottles every day as our classroom does get very warm. Please make sure the water bottle is clearly named and is only filled with water or squash only. Thank you.

 

Homework

Homework will be set weekly. Please ensure your child is completing their homework.

 

Start & end of the school day

Children will be lining up in the morning outside Kangaroos door and will be going in to the classroom to complete their morning activity at 8.50am. They will be released from the same place at the end of the day.

 

Please feel free to speak to me for any further information.

 

Miss Reed

 

P.S. Please keep checking our class pages for updates and snapshots of our learning throughout the year!

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