Happy Friday Year 5!
I hope you are all getting on well with the work. I have added in some pictures on the answer sheets for the Maths challenges to show you how to work out the answer- as I would with you in class. I hope this is helpful!
I can see that some of you have been working on Google Classroom which is great to see, I will put up some more activities soon.
For those children who have not accessed Google Classroom yet, here are the instructions to access:
1. Go to googleclassroom.com and find the log in section.
2. You will need your username which is your first name and first initial of your surname, followed by @stmarys698.herts.sch.uk. For example, email@example.com.
3. Your password will be your first initial then surname initial followed by your date of birth in the format dd/mm/yy. You should have this written down from where we logged into the Chromebooks. For example, ps080510 (09 for 2009 babies!)
4. Once you have logged in you will be asked to provide a class code, this code is: 7pw5c5j
5. I will be able to see when you have joined the class and can also see the work you have produced. I think this will be a useful tool where it can be accessed going forward.
Give it a go when you can and if there any problems parents please contact me via email and I can provide some help as best as I can.
Don't forget to send me some pictures of what you have been doing!
Take care and speak soon,
Hello Year 5,
I hope you are all feeling okay and adjusting to a slightly new 'normal' for now. I am very proud of how well you are all doing and how hard you have been working for your parents whilst remaining calm and collected. As I am sure lots of you are aware, Joe Wicks has been doing a daily PE lesson online which you can join in with! Your parents could send me some pictures of you doing some of the activities throughout the day and I could share these on our page- it is nice to see what your friends are up to!
I have uploaded 3 days of answers for the Maths challenges for your parents to look at while you check your work together. I will do this each day. In the next week or so I will remind you of your google classroom logins so we can access some activities online. Parents- you have my contact detail should you have any queries of your own or from the children.
Make sure you get a little bit of fresh air each day and keep smiling! You are all superstars!
Catch up soon!
A very warm welcome to our Spring 2 half term. We have lots of exciting learning planned and the children have come back to school after the break full of energy and excitement.
This week, we have been planning our DT project which will involve planning, purchasing food items and then making a meal. The children have planned their shopping lists and recipe methods today using our wonderful Chromebooks and we will be going to Tesco on Monday to go food shopping. Please send your child into school on Monday with £3 to contribute towards their group's ingredients.
I would also like to ask for each child to bring in a Tupperware/food container to store their food in after they have made it, to bring home for you to try! An apron or old shirt to wear to cover their uniform would also be a very useful accessory next week!
If your child's group requires a specific cooking instrument (for example a pie dish) they may ask you this weekend if you have anything at home to bring in- this would be a great help if we could borrow any specific items needed that we may not have as part of our school equipment box.
We are very excited to share our cooking results with you- Masterchef style!
Have a fab weekend and thank you for your ongoing support with our class endeavours!
Dear Parents, Children of Year 5 and Families,
As Christmas draws closer and we approach the end of term, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the children for their hard work throughout the last term and to thank you as parents and families for your ongoing support.
We have had a fabulous start to Year 5, learning lots of new things and enjoying a range of exciting activities. In Maths, we have solved a multitude of word problems, learnt times tables, revised column addition and subtraction and learnt how to convert, add and subtract fractions with different denominators- to name just a few topics. In English, we have become authors, news reporters, journalists, editors and exceptional readers. The work the children have produced towards the end of term has been exceptional. As Scientists, we have endeavoured to research how forces interact with one another and the impact this can have. We have been designers, builders, investigators and entrepreneurs- even featuring on our own Dragons Den project. In computing, we have become experts at coding using Scratch to design platforms for games and interactive images. In Art, the children have created the most outstanding 3D models of cartoon animals which they are very proud of- we look forward to showing you these at our Art exhibition. As budding Historians, we have uncovered the truth about the not so well-known Shang Dynasty, understanding how people lived and how different their lives were to ours now. Forest school has been a particular highlight for both the children and myself. An opportunity to be lead by curiosity, nature and interaction with peers. We have some wonderful memories from our experiences and look forward to more later on in the year, The children have done a remarkable job in sporting activities and PE, taking part in many after school clubs, outside sporting events (and winning!) and learning new skills in their two PE sessions each week.
In the run up to Christmas, the children continued to astound me with their resilience and skills as they performed a wonderful version of the Nativity story in our Church performance last night. I was immensely proud.
I am sure you will join me in congratulating your children on the effort and progress they have made this term and I for one am very excited to continue to watch the children grow and flourish in the Spring term.
Thank you so much for my very generous Christmas gifts and wonderful card signed by all of the children.
I wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year!
Your home learning is attached above.
Have a good weekend!