Classes 2020-2021 -
Year 5 @ Hewish
Welcome to Year 5 @ Hewish
Class Teacher: Mr Phillips
LSA: Mrs Hall
Our Online Learning Offer
If any of the children are unable to come to school (self-isolating or for any other reason), our initial online learning offer can be found here:
Additional lessons can be found on our Google Classroom page.
This week we have been exploring the second key question from our learning theme – Where are the greenest places on earth?
The children have developed their atlas reading skills, using the index to locate countries along the Equator and Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. From this, they were able to learn the locations of the world’s tropical rainforests in preparation for next week’s more focussed look into the rainforests. They have also begun to create some wonderful story plans for next week’s writing.
Each child should have come home with a reminder of their log in details for TT Rockstars and Spelling Shed. Together with Bugclub, these three apps form the children’s home learning offer along with 20 minutes reading three times per week. Thank you for your support with this.
The children have worked really hard this week, developing further their knowledge of rounding and learning to calculate with negative numbers. As geographers, they have all pledged to make a difference as part of learning what it means to be green. Expect to see children turning taps off whilst brushing teeth and taking a keener interest in recycling! As artists, we have begun to analyse the works of Henri Rousseau whilst in English, we have immersed ourselves in a story entitled ‘The Old Mill’ .
We have explored the use of search engines and shown the children how to become more aware of the reliability of websites as well how to narrow their searches using key words. We will continue to develop their e-safety knowledge. As all young children can be very impressionable, this week’s e-safety message is a reminder to continue to model correct use of he internet and home, including social media, so that our young children grow to develop their skills in a safe and respectful way.
Our first full week has culminated in some wonderful poetry (examples of which you can see below). The children have also extended their ability to manipulate larger numbers , reading and writing them as well as ordering. There has definitely been a ‘can do’ mindset, especially with presentation.
Next week, we will begin our anchor text which is called ‘Boy in the Tower’ as well as our first learning theme, ‘How green is our planet?’ The first week looks at what it means to be green.
We have produced these handy knowledge organisers which will give you a flavour of what the learning theme entails as well as listing the key vocabulary the children will be taught and expected to know during the coming term. Please display this on the ‘fridge’, ‘wall’ or somewhere handy so that you can refer to it during the term.
Our second e-safety guide is Fortnite 2. This is a really helpful guide about a game that is often discussed by children in school. As last week, please notice the recommended age restriction and maybe have a conversation with your children about why this restriction is there. Read the guide through this link.
What a wonderful start to the term we have had. The children have really impressed with their enthusiasm and smiles. We have been thinking about what will make us a fantastic crew as well as learning how the brain works. This week and next week we will be creating poetry based upon a poem called conker. On Friday, the children collected items from our school environment to use as the stimulus for their poems and art. Watch out for their poems next week.
Keeping children safe online – the website National Online Safety publishes a wealth of material aimed at helping parents and carers to keep children safe whilst online as well as producing handy guides to a variety of popular games and apps. We will provide regular links to the guides to enable you to learn about the suitability of such apps for your children. Please note the age restrictions and the content included in deciding whether these are suitable for children. One of the most popular apps at the moment is TikTok. Read all about it here.