Mrs Jones, Mrs Platt
WELCOME TO YEAR 5!
Teacher - Mrs Jones
Teaching Assistants - Mrs Platt and Mrs Smith
Welcome back to the second half of the summer term. It's hard to believe that this is the last half term in Year 5. I hope you have all enjoyed the half term break and especially the beautiful, warm sunny weather. I also hope that it will not be long before Mrs Platt, Mrs Smith and myself see some of you again in school. In the meantime, here are some learning activities for the week beginning 1st June.
Spelling Continue learning spellings from the Y5/6 word list. Keep using different strategies to help you learn the spellings. Strategies for practicing spellings can be found on https://spellingframe.co.uk/
Guided Reading The topic for this half term is The Tudors.
Here are a list of fiction books about the Tudors which are recommended for Upper KS2 and which you may like to read
- Spy Master: First Blood by Jan Burchett. ...
- The Secret Diary of Thomas Snoop, Tudor Boy Spy by Philip Ardagh. ...
- Eliza Rose & Lady Mary by Lucy Worsley. ...
- Tudor Rose by Anne Perry. ...
- The Boy and the Globe by Tony Bradman. ...
- Tudor Tales: The Actor, the Rebel and the Wrinkled Queen by Terry Deary.
You should also carry on with your SATs Buster Guided Reading book.
GPS (grammar punctuation and spelling) The focus for this half term is commas. There are some good activities to help you learn to use commas in your writing at https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/free-secret-resources/Year-5-Summer-Block-1-Commas-Small-Steps-and-Guidance.pdf
Writing Pudding Lane in London is where The Great Fire of London stated. Watch the video clip at https://www.literacyshed.com/puddinglane.html.. Then write a description of the setting, describing some of the Tudor buildings and other things you notice.Prepositions, such as under, above or in front of are really useful word to use in descriptions of settings.You can find out more about prepositions at.https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbkwqp3. You should also beable to use commas to separate clauses. For more writing activities, https://www.pobble365.com/ has a new idea each day to inspire your writing.
Keep practicing your times tables and other maths skills by playing the games on Times Tables Rockstars ,J2blast on BGFL, My Mini Maths Mathsbot website and Topmarks . https://nrich.maths.org/9413 has interactive maths games which you can play with your family at home.
RE Sunday 31st May is the feast day of Pentecost. You can read about Pentecost in The Wednesday Word . ReadJohn 14-16. What are the names that Jesus gives to the Holy Spirit ?
Then read Acts 1:6-9. What image of the Holy Spirit do we find in these words of Jesus?
Make a dove from above! And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit – Acts 2.4a Colour in this beautiful dove, cut it out and hang it in your home or your window next to your NHS rainbow.https://www.cbcew.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/04/Dove-activity-sheet.pdf. I will email a copy of the picture with the timeline.
The topic for this half term is The Tudors. The first Tudor King was Henry VII. He came to the throne after he defeated Richard III at The Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485. Look at the Tudor timeline at http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/tudors/waroftheroses.htm to find out more. There is a video clip to introduce The Tudors on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fhtAjyi_Z8
The Hampton Court website https://www.hrp.org.uk/schools/five-brilliant-history-resources-for-home-schooling/#gs.7j2irx has games and activities to help you learn more about the Tudors while you are at home.
I will email a timeline which you can make at home either through eduspot or through bgfl.
ICT ICT If you’d like to improve your typing speed and skills, Dance Mat Typing is a fun way to learn touch typing. It’s on the BBC bitesize website. To find it, you can google, Dance Mat Typing or find it at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr
Stem.org.uk has some really helpful online lessons for teaching and learning computing at home.https://teachcomputing.org/home-teaching/
You can also continue with Scratch at https://scratch.mit.edu/
Music There are daily virtual singing sessions from the Diocese of Leeds Schools Singing Programme are now available at 2pm every weekday. Aimed at primary school children, every session includes sacred music, RE and music curriculum learning, and lots of vocal fun and songs to keep children engaged in lifting their voices to God. Please subscribe to the YouTube channel, found at http://www.schoolssingingprogramme.org.uk