Welcome to Herons Class - Year 5
Mrs Savage and Mrs Lara would like to welcome you to the Herons class page. Here you will find lots of helpful information. Enjoy looking around!
This term, Year 5 will be:
- busy expanding our knowledge of all things out of this world in our Earth and Space topic in science,
- researching our local environment in our study of Bedford,
- developing our vocabulary in Spanish and working on improving our pronunciation skills,
- strengthening our coding skills in computing,
- immersing ourselves in the awesome poetry book 'Cloud Busting by Malorie Blackman,
- and continuing to develop Year 5's maths knowledge - starting with place value.
What an exciting term; jam packed with lots of fun learning.
Our year 5 pupils are increasingly encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning. They are encouraged to do their homework, pack their school bag, and remember to wear their PE kits on Thursdays and Fridays. As a result, they will develop and grow in confidence and resilience. We are encouraging independence in preparation for bigger things to come.
Year 5 Homework is set every Thursday.
Maths - Various activities on My Maths, practise times tables on TT Rockstars.
English - Comprehension tasks set on Purple Mash
Spellings - 10 spellings to learn weekly
Reading - Read at least 3 times a week for 20 minutes.
Remember to go myON!
Make learning at home both fun and rewarding.
Strengthen your understanding of areas you find challenging!
Herons have P.E. on Thursdays and Fridays.
Year 5 are expected to come dressed in their school P.E. kit.
(Please check the weather and wear the appropriate P.E. kit.)
Keep in contact. It is great to see what you are up to. Keep in contact. It is great to see what you are up to. Keep in contact. It is great to see what you are up to. Keep in contact. It is great to see what you are up to.
HOW TO KEEP IN CONTACT
Write a message on the class blog or email Mrs Savage on Purple Mash.
(Go to 'Sharing' then 'Shared blogs' followed by 'Herons blog' or go to 2Email)
You also have your own personal Seesaw account where you can send a message or ask a question.
(Remember to connect to Seesaw with your personal QR code)
You have access to a variety of websites to continue your learning.
Online class activities and class blog via Purple Mash :https://www.purplemash.com/login/. (Children have their individual logins in their Organisers)
Maths activities and support via My Maths: https://login.mymaths.co.uk/
Times tables practise via TTRockstars: https://ttrockstars.com/ (Children have their individual logins in their Organisers)
Online curriculum activities and latest news for children via espresso: https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/what-we-offer/discovery-education-espresso/
Online maths tutorials and activities via White Rose Maths : https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/
Another maths site to help you practise - https://www.mathschase.com/
Online exercises to keep children active with Joe Wickes: youtube.com/thebodycoach1
myOn online reading site: https://www.myon.co.uk/login/index.html
Reading online: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/oxford-owl-ebook-collection
Further support for English, Maths and Science can be found on BBC Bitesize select the following: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn
In Spanish, children can continue their learning using Espresso Discovery (see link and password above). Please go to KS2 - Languages. There are three Spanish units they can enjoy.
Do you feel like you are running out of books? Bedford Library has an eBook section on their site.
Click on the image of Bedford Library to go to their site.Immerse yourself in a good book!
An online classroom supported by the Department of Education.
White Rose, the maths curriculum we currently use in school, has created home-learning for most year groups. It will be updated regularly. It relies on worksheets but most of them do not need to be printed off, so children could work on paper.
Here is the link: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/
Children's author, Oliver Jeffers, is also reading his books live on Instagram then putting them on his website daily. Go to https://www.oliverjeffers.com/books. His books are charming and beautifully illustrated too!
The following link: https://worldbook.kitaboo.com/reader/worldbook/index.html… sends you to a fantastic resource of different levelled e-reading books. All for free!
Home Learning focus for Maths:
White Rose is packed with activities and slideshows.
My Maths lets you practise your skills.
BBC Bitesize has fun videos and interactive games to play.
Look at the bottom of the page for some helpful maths websites.
Home learning focus on improving your:
Grammar and punctuation knowledge
Keep reading - there are lots of sites offering eBooks
Home Learning Focus for Science
Purple Mash - Learning about Inventors and Scientists
BP Educational services website - On their site there are articles about scientific achievements, presentations, videos, quizzes, posters, worksheets and much more.
Student code: 12364
Useful times tables games and activities can be found on...