Welcome to Mrs Bird and Class 11’s web page!
Here you can find lots of information about the fun we will be having and the things we will be learning this year.
Hello year 5 children, parents and carers,
Welcome to year 5’s home learning zone! We will be using this class page, our year 5 twitter page @SMAAAyear5 and Class Dojos to keep in touch with you at home while we continue to get used to this different way of working. We will be adding work each day for you to try whilst we’re at home. The work will be as similar to what you would be doing in school as possible, so it’s important for you to do as much as you can so we don’t miss out.
Hope you’re ok everyone,
The resources below are for any children who are working from home. These will be updated regularly with new activities to follow our learning in school.
As you know, we will be spending some time apart to make sure that we’re all really safe. This means we will be leaning from home. Mrs Grundy and I are working hard to get things ready for you, and we will be uploading work for you each week on your Google Classroom page (paper packs of all of the work is available for collection from the school office if you need them). It doesn’t matter who the work was uploaded by, everything on here is for you to have a go at. All we ask is that you try your best! I know it’s hard and sometimes there might be things that you find challenging but do what you can. Feel free to send us any questions on Google Classroom and we will get back to you as soon as possible. If you have friends who you know aren’t on google classroom yet, please give them a little reminder to log on. If anyone is struggling with logging in, they can email firstname.lastname@example.org and put GClassroom Reset as the subject.
PE – Keeping active is really important to keep our body and mind healthy. We know lots of you will be missing clubs and teams that you are part of. We’ve found some YouTube channels that you might want to have a look though. It’s important that you find ways of keeping fit that you enjoy, so have look and see what suits you. We’ll keep these videos up now and you can access them for your PE lessons whenever you want to. If you do something else instead- that’s great, as long as you’re doing something. Have fun!
You can visit some of the web pages we have shared below for some extra practise at home…
Our School Councillors for this year are Emily J and Heidi K. They will represent our class in school council meetings and share ideas from the children in our class.
Our Eco Warrior for this year is Frankie R. He will work as part of the Eco Team and help to make our school more eco-friendly.
Our Reading Ambassador is Erina V. Her role is to share a love of reading within the school.
Our Digital Leader is Ethan R. He will help others with all things digital!
Our Well Being Champion is Harry D. He will work hard to keep us motivated to be fit and healthy.
In our Come and See lessons this term we will be exploring our Memorial Sacrifice.
We will be thinking about the sacrifices that people make at different times in their lives.
Our Worship Warrior this year is Sienna B.
We have illustrated our school mission statement to show what it means to us.
How we live the mission statement in our class
We gather together to say our daily prayers, listen to scripture, sing hymns and share stories that we know from the Bible. We help and support each other always.
Valued and Recognised for our Unique Contributions
We receive the Gold Award and praise from our teachers and peers for our achievements. We compliment each other and celebrate our achievements.
Child Centred Education
We decide what we would like to learn about at the start of each of our topics by sharing what we know, think and wonder. We are given the freedom to take risks in our learning and to try new things.
Positive Learning Environment
We have bright welcoming classrooms where we can learn, share, laugh and be ourselves.
Gospel Value of Love and Respect
We follow the rules set out to us and set good examples to other children around the school. We follow in Jesus’ light and let him guide us to make good choices.
Partnership with Parents, Carers, Governors, the Parish and Wider Community
We invite everyone from our school community to join in celebrations with us. We give up time to volunteer and help local charities.
Year 5 Curriculum
In our Literacy lessons, we are reading poetry. We will be creating our own poems drawing ideas from the one we have read. We will be learning lots of new writing techniques and vocabulary and trying to include this in our work.
In Maths we will be focusing on multiplication and division. We are also working hard to brush up on our multiplication facts to help us with this work.
Our topic this half term is Properties and Changes of materials. It is a great topic where we generate questions we would like to find the answer to and plan our own investigations.
This term we will be learning about Local History. We will be learning about how our local area has changed and what remains intact from the past.
This term we will be designing our own moving mechanisms. We will test and improve our products and make them fun and interactive so other children enjoy using them.
In Class 11 we are lucky to have a nice library area filled with lots of books that we can share and enjoy. We have library monitors who look after the library and keep track of all of the books. We can sign books out of our class library and take them home to share with family and enjoy in their own time.
Our computing area
We have a computer in our classroom which we can use in lesson times and in golden times to do research to help us with our work and to complete different tasks. We have written our own e-safety rules which we have promised to stick by to stay safe when using computers and the internet both in class and at home. We will be following a computing curriculum to enhance your computing skills across the year.
We award Class Dojos to children in year 5 who are well behaved, try hard in class, are well mannered and help others.
Parents can use the codes sent home to connect to our class dojos and see how well children are doing.
Who will win the Class Dojo competition this term for the child with the most positive points?
Packed Lunches and Healthy Snacks
At SMAAA we are a healthy school and encourage all children to eat healthy snacks and lunches.
Packed lunches brought into school should consist of healthy food and snacks and should not include chocolate or fizzy drinks.
Children may also bring in a healthy snack to enjoy at break time such as fruit, cheese or toast.
Some fun links for extra practise at home…