...Welcome to Year 5...
Welcome back to online learning!
Following the government announcement (4.1.21) that all schools must return to online learning we unfortunately find ourselves back in the situation we were in the Spring term of last year.
Overwhelmingly, the feedback from the last time was that the way Manadon arranged our online learning was very positive and that it worked for the vast majority of our pupils. Because of this, we will be placing a block of learning at a time on to each year group page, ready for Monday. This should be completed by all children across the course of the week.
One area that arose from feedback was the wish to have some contact with class teachers and classmates. To enable this we are going to host a 20-30 minute Zoom call each week so that we can all see each other. There will not be any formal lesson teaching during this time.
If you have any immediate concerns or questions, please feel free to contact us via e-mail (see below). We will endeavour to reply as soon as possible but we are teaching the key worker children and may not get back to you straight away.
If you need any assistance with resources, please get in contact with us and we will do all that we can to assist. This could be through providing notebooks or printing resources.
Stay safe and best wishes.
Microsoft Teams & Times Table Rockstars
Your school email@example.com and your password will allow you to access Teams. If you do not know your username and password for Teams of TTRS then please email Mr Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A teacher will be live online between 2PM and 3PM each day to answer questions or talk through work. On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday it will be Mr Williams. Mr Williams is happy to communicate through text chat or through video chat.
All the school work/learning can be found on the website so there is no need to worry if you cannot access Teams yet.
Furthermore, each day there will be a short video update posted on the website letting you know what to do.
ZOOM Class Meetings
The Zoom meetings will be on Thursdays. 11.30 for 5H and 12.00 for 5W.
Details will be posted later in the week.
This weeks task to have ready for the Zoom call is related to Monday's art lesson
You have to draw a picture of someone's face in your class.
PE at Home
With the weather being wet and cold, it can be hard to find the space and conditions to do PE from home. Panathlon have some nice ideas for sport you can do in the house.
Attached below are all the sheets for the times table programme. I will outline which week we are on in the planning. I am unable to separate the document as it is provided as a PDF but it will allow you to print off the sheet you want.
SCIENCE FOR WEEK BEGINNING 25th JANUARY
I have added a document with resources you might want to get hold of if you want to do the experiments next week. They are not essential but will definitely help and we will be doing them at school.
From January, PE will be on Mondays and Tuesdays. These are the 2 days that children will need to be in their PE kit. We have changed to Monday as we have Plymouth Argyle specialist coaches coming to do some work with us on that afternoon.
(This day is likely to change again in the Summer.)
Week beginning 18th January 2021
Welcome to the Year 5 page.
Your teachers in Year 5 are Mr Williams and Mrs Harden. Mrs Taylor is our teaching assistant and supports children with their learning across both classes.
If you wish to contact us then please feel free to e-mail, ring or catch us on the playground after school.
It has been a very different year with a great many challenges already and we will strive to make the return to school as smooth as possible, whilst doing all we can to support the children. There will be parts of the curriculum that have been missed, but you do not need to worry, as we will incorporate these into the teaching over the coming months. If you have any worries about any particular parts of the curriculum missed please feel free to contact us and talk with us.
The Year 5 Team
Mr Williams, Mrs Harden and Mrs Taylor
PE Kit and days
Planning Days (PPA)
Year 5 Term overview
Multiplication and Division
In Year 5, the expectations in maths have changed significantly. ALL children are expected to know their times tables, up to 12x12, by heart and with instant recall, by the end of Year 4. The new curriculum focuses heavily on calculation strategies, particularly for multiplication and division, so it is essential that the children work at learning these at home. They are a key skill which they will use throughout their lives.
We are having a huge push on our times tables at the moment as it forms a key part of what we must know to move forwards in our learning. We would really appreciate any help with the learning of this key skill please. If you need some help with suggestions, please see the resources below or come and ask one of the team for some support.
We study both Christianity and Buddhism in Year 5.