Welcome to our Year 5 page
Our class teachers are Mrs Moore (Sycamore Class) and Miss Coleman (Willow Class)
Coronavirus: Time Capsules and A Book for Children
In the future, people will look back on the events of 2020 as a historical topic. To help you and your families record how lockdown affected you and your daily routines we thought we would share this time capsule booklet with you. There are two editions, one for the children and one for adults, we thought it would be a lovely opportunity for you to sit and discuss what is going on in the world at the moment as a family. We have also included a pdf called ‘Coronavirus: A book for children’ which may help you to answer some of the questions that we are sure the children have.
Parents and carers,
Due to school closure we are providing a range of learning resources for children to access at home. It would be useful if your child could spend some time each day on English, Maths and Reading whilst also remaining active.
Teachers will be uploading links and resources regularly so please continue to check Google Classroom each Monday.
With best wishes,
Mrs Moore and Miss Coleman
Cancelled Lea Valley Park River Trip
A couple of parents have expressed an interest in taking their child to the River Lea when it is safe to do so as sadly we had to cancel our trip. Therefore we have put together some resources that will hopefully guide you through the day.
We would like children to still be reading daily at home. This can include:
- Read Theory daily
- Reading books from school
- Books from home
- Magazines and newspapers
- Get Epic accounts (Please visit https://www.getepic.com/students and login. Then select students and educators and enter the class code – lsi6326). You can only use it during the hours of 6am and 4pm. Feel free to read through a range of texts, videos and audiobooks of your choice. But beware - everything you do gets recorded and we can monitor it on the teacher dashboard!
- Audible is offering free audiobooks for children. https://stories.audible.com/start-listen?pf_rd_p=ebfde307-f9b9-455d-a6ec-1c5cc4d36da0&pf_rd_r=01FF3R36CDD5PD44D6NZ&ref=a_hp_c1_banner_img
- David Walliams will be releasing an audio story from ‘The World’s Worst Children’ each day at 11am for the next 30 days (seems to work better on chrome). https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
Keep up to date with the news – watch Newsround each day.
It is important for children to remain active at home. Joe Wicks will be uploading daily workout routines on his YouTube channel at 9am each morning for a 30-minute, fun workout.
Explaining the daily workout routines - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6r99N3kXME
Joe Wicks YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
In order to support learning, BBC Bitesize is a great resource for all subjects.
If your login details have mysteriously disappeared do not worry! Please send a request to the following link and someone will forward them to you as soon as they can - email@example.com
Spellings ( Year 3 & 4 key words), these formed the basis of our recent testingYear 3 & 4 Key Words Spelling Assessment 2.pdf
We have attached details of the spelling patterns we will be covering this year. They may not be covered in the order stated but will form the basis of our spelling lessons, which scheme is followed will depend on which group your child is in.Spelling patterns.pdf
Recommended reading list Reading list.pdf
|Practice your Times Tables with Rock Stars log-on link|
|Abacus Active Learn to support maths learning at home|
Log-ons for both the above sites will be given to the children by the teacher.
Visit to the British Museum - Wednesday 29th January 2020
Year 5 enjoyed a stroll through History on Thursday at the British Museum. Having investigated the Sutton Hoo discoveries in class, it was wonderful to see them displayed to such great effect. Next they moved onto the Ancient Egyptians whose mummification proved a particular draw. This will certainly help them to bring their writing about this subject to life. The children enjoyed completing discovery sheets, and took hundreds of photos of the impressive artefacts. They had a great day and were a credit to the school.
Year 5 Distractions Workshop - Tues 14th and Wed 15th January 2020
Many road traffic incidents are the result of a distraction. Often these distractions are brought about by the use of mobile phones or earphones when out near the roads. These dangers are simulated and demonstrated by walking around a set obstacle course whilst texting or using a portable music player to show how basic tasks can be made much more difficult by such distractions. Thank you to the ‘Safe and Sustainable Journeys in Schools Team’ for visiting our school to provide this valuable workshop for our Year 5 Children.
A Fairytale Christmas - 2019 Christmas Production for Years 4 and 5
As the children from Wood End School head off for their annual trip to the pantomime at the St Albans Arena, where this year they are performing Goldilocks and the Three Bears, they chatter excitedly. Many of the children reminisce about last years production of Jack and the Beanstalk and what good fun that had been.
Visit to The National Space Centre - Wednesday 16th October 2019
On Wednesday Year 5 enjoyed a very interesting and enjoyable trip to The National Space Centre in Leicester. The children visited the Patrick Moore Planetarium where they watched a 3D film that taught them all about the space race between America and Russia, which included lots of details about the Apollo program from start to finish. They also had the opportunity to explore the many information galleries, including climbing to the top of the Rocket Tower and then making their way back down, visiting the different levels as they went. It was the first time we had been given the opportunity to visit the new Tim Peake exhibition and it was amazing to step inside the life size pod where he showered and slept.
Residential Visit to Liddington, Wiltshire
The Year 5 children really enjoyed their residential trip to PGL Liddington in Wiltshire from Monday 30th September to Wednesday 2nd October 2019.
The children developed their independence by taking responsibility for themselves and their belongings, including successfully making their own beds!
They showed great determination and enthusiasm when participating in a wide range of activities where they were able to challenge themselves and take risks. Some of the activities that the children most enjoyed were abseiling and archery amongst others.
It was a wonderful experience for all!