Year 5

Autumn term 2, 2020

The rationale for the change in the Upper school homework provision is in order to prepare the children for Year 6 and their transition to secondary school.

Timing expectations for homework

English and maths homework (approx. 30 minutes for each piece)

Spellings (approx. 5 - 10 minutes per day, 5 days per week)

Reading (approx. 15 – 20 minutes per day)

Every week the children will have one piece of maths, one piece of English and the usual spellings home learning. This will be given on FRIDAY and due the following WEDNESDAY.

The homework given will reflect the topics that children are learning in school that week. They are not designed to be onerous and lengthy tasks. They should provide an opportunity for you to discuss your child’s learning that week and allow them to practise the skills they have been taught.

Homework will be shared as a class to allow the children to discuss any issues or misconceptions with their teachers.

It is imperative that your child reads every day. The pace and content of the curriculum in school requires them to be able to read at pace and then use that information. The end of year KS2 SATs, across all subjects, requires children to be competent readers. We cannot stress enough how important it is that children read regularly and widely. Little and often is key.

Please click here to view the home learning.

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Tuesday 7th July 2020

Dear Year 5, parents and carers,

With only a couple of weeks to go until the end of term, we just wanted to remind you of a few things.

Website changes – You will have noticed that the website headings have changed slightly. You will notice there is now an archive folder and ‘This week’s work folder’ that is still put into daily headings. You can continue to find the current week’s learning under the daily headings under English, Maths and Topic headings. Learning from previous weeks can be found in the archive folder. We hope this make the website easier to navigate and has been developed in response to parental feedback.

Curriculum Map – Here is our updated curriculum map outlining our learning for the remaining few weeks.

 

year 5 6 curriculum map part 2

Online Safety and ELSA

A reminder that online safety and ELSA resources are posted weekly to support your children at home (they are also available in the archive folder).

Additional online learning resources to help you - Oak Academy - https://www.thenational.academy/ This site offers daily maths, English and topic lessons. It combines online video tutorials with teaching activities. It is an excellent resource you can access to support further learning should you wish.

BBC Bitesize Daily - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize The BBC have also produced daily video lessons in different subjects to support home learning.

As always, please contact your teachers at year5@elson-jun.hants.sch.ukwith any work or learning you have been doing or any questions. Don’t forget that the live chat is available for you to contact a member of staff anytime between 10am and 12pm. We love hearing from you!

If you have an urgent query, please go through the office email which is 

adminoffice@elson-jun.hants.sch.uk

Best Wishes!

Year 5 Teachers

 

Monday 22nd June 2020

Dear Year 5, parents and carers,

Thank you for your continued hard work with your home learning. We have been sent some lovely work and can see you are working really hard.

Curriculum Map - Please see attached our curriculum offer for the first half of this half term. We are mostly using the resources provided by the HIAS team and adapting them to suit the needs of our children. As you will have realised, this is all ‘over-learning’ and is designed to consolidate what children have already been exposed to in school.

Maths, Guided Reading and Writing will continue to be uploaded into the ‘this week’s learning’ under the daily headings. You will find Guided Reading and Writing in Monday with the complete learning journey for the week. The weekly topic activities are also available under Monday as well as Topic. In addition, weekly online safety and emotional literacy (ELSA) activities continue to be uploaded.

We have really appreciated your parental feedback and will always try our best to respond to you as quickly as possible. A couple of parents have mentioned that their children sometimes need an extra challenge.  In this instance, we would like to point you to two resources that might help.

Oak Academy - https://www.thenational.academy/ This site offers daily maths, English and topic lessons. It combines online video tutorials with teaching activities. It is an excellent resource you can access to support further learning should you wish.

BBC Bitesize Daily - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize The BBC have also produced daily video lessons in different subjects to support home learning.

As always, please contact your teachers at year5@elson-jun.hants.sch.ukwith any work or learning you have been doing or any questions.

A reminder that the live chat is available for you to contact a member of staff anytime between 10am and 12pm. We love hearing from you!

If you have an urgent query, please go through the office email which is 

adminoffice@elson-jun.hants.sch.uk

Best Wishes!

Year 5 Teachers 

 

Y5 6 curriculum map                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                               

Monday 8th June 2020

 

Dear Year 5, parents and carers,

It has been lovely to see some more of your back in school and we hope those of you at home have been working hard.

It has certainly been different back at school this week with many of our Year 6 children back in school and a few more of our key working children. Whilst this means that many of the teachers are busy working back in classrooms, we have not forgotten those of you still at home.

Maths, Guided Reading and Writing will continue to be uploaded into the ‘this week’s learning’ under the daily headings. You will find Guided Reading and Writing in Monday with the complete learning journey for the week. The weekly topic activities are also available under Monday as well as Topic. There are a couple of new additions for you to note.

Online Safety – Resources for online safety have been uploaded with a guidance page for parents. As online provision is increasingly used, it is important to be aware of the potential threats online and what to do if you encounter a problem. There are links to activities and videos for children and parents to work through.

Emotional Literacy Support Work – This work is designed to help children talk about and cope with their feelings and emotions during this difficult time. New resources will be available weekly for you to complete with your child.

The live chat timetable is changing from next week and you can now contact a member of staff anytime between 10am and 12pm. You can continue to email the year group email address year5@elson-jun.hants.sch.uk if you want to share anything you have been doing. As always, we love to see and hear what you have been up to.

If it is more urgent, please go through the office email which is 

adminoffice@elson-jun.hants.sch.uk

Best Wishes!

Year 5 Teachers

 

 

Monday 11th May 2020 

Dear Year 5, Parents and Carers,

 

We hope you have had an enjoyable bank holiday weekend. We will be continuing our Viscious Vikings topic after half term and have created another topic grid for you, with some added science experiments you can do from home! Please find the new topic grid in Monday's work

 

Mrs Ryan is now back at work and has set you a Maths quiz on Education City. Have a go on your own, without adult help. It's a really clever quiz because when you've finished it, it sees which parts you found tricky and then sets you activities to help you improve. Here's a little message from Mrs Ryan:

 

Hey Year 5. I'm so pleased to be back at school and can't wait to see you all soon, when we're all allowed back in. Have a go at the quiz I've set for you and let your teachers know how you get on. I'm sure they will let me know! I'm so proud with the way you've been getting on with your home learning - you're all stars. Try your best and have fun! Take Care, Mrs Ryan x

 

 

Please remember that if you need anything else or have any queries then do not hesitate to contact us on the live chat - Monday to Friday between 11am and 12pm and on the following email: year5@elson-jun.hants.sch.uk and keep sending us your work, we love seeing it!

 

Have a great week and stay safe 

Year 5 

 

SUMMER 1

Y5 Curriculum poster Summer 1

 

SPRING 2

We are continuing to investigate Space in science.  The children are in the process of having an outdoor lesson on planets - Mrs Hoskins has mde a brilliant lesson for the children so that they can see the size and distance of the planets from the sun.  Different sized objects are used - from a large ball to a peppercorn and a 30 metre tape measure.  The children were absolutely fascinated and said that they can now visualise the planets and their orbits.  In Literacy and Guided Reading, our work has focused around Anthony Browne's book 'King Kong'.  The children have been deciding if Kong was good or evil and how Knog had been treated.  The children have also been looking at 'interviews' from three key wintesses: a person who was in the theatre when Kong escaped, a pilot who was instructed to kill Kong and the last witness who was near the Empire State Building.  It has been a fantastic unit of work.  In Maths, we have been looking at place value, using expanded numbers, bar charts and estimating.  Some children have also started to use the column method for addition and subtraction.  PE for the year group is cheerleading and we have progressed onto using the pom poms.

Y5 Curriculum poster Spring 2

SPRING 1

February has been a very busy month, our subject for this term is Space.  In lteracy and guided reading, our work has been focused around the book "Cosmic" by Frank Cottrell Boyce.  The children have written their own ending to the story.  Many of the children have typed out their story endings and have had their work displayed outside of the classroom.  The children have shown that thye have great imaginations, whilst improving on their computer skills.  We are now working on another space book "George's Secret Key to the Universe" by Lucy and Stephen Hawking.  The end goal for this phase of work is to explain the solar system to year 3.  Quite a lot of the children are already proving to be experts.  Science and art have also followed the space theme.  The children have made a space model, which are now hanging in the classrooms.  In maths, we are lookting at, and comparing, fractions and percentages.  In these lessons we have used maths resources, hundred squares and bar models to explan problems and to enable the children to explain what they have done and why. PE has also followed the space theme, with children working in groups and choreographing their own space dance.

Y5 Curriculum poster Spring 1

AUTUMN 2

Our subject for this half term has been all about volcanoes.  Our literacy and science have been linked to give the children a very good overview of the subject.  In literacy, we have been working towards a non-chronological report, which is in its final stages.  We are looking forward to reading their published reports.  Our next book that we will be studying will be 'Sky Song' by Abi Elphinstone.  In science, the children have been learning about how a volcano develops, what a volcano is, how a volcano erupts, the different layers of our Earth and the different types of volcanoes.  In art, the children have been working on designing a volcano using different shapes.  The results have benn amaxing and have been put on on a display in the hallway.  In maths we have been completing a unit on multiplying and dividing.  The children have also been using various resources to embed their knowledge.  This unit is now coming to an end and next we will be starting on fractions. 

Y5 Aut 2 Curriculum Poster

 

AUTUMN 1

Y5 Aut 1 Curriculum Poster

The new Year 5 team are pleased that the Year 5 children have settled in quickly and are already working really hard.  In Literacy and Guided Reading, our focus book has been 'The Wilderness War' by Julia Green.  As part of their learning, the children planned and built dens in the woodland.  As they worked in their teams, it was lovely to watch all the children in the group being involved in decision-making.  The writing ideas that are developing from the book have been astounding!  In Maths, we have been looking at place value.  During this module, we have also been looking at rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100, 1000 and 10,000.  Many of the children have been gaining confidence so that they are able to read and write numbers up to 1,000,000.   We then started learning about addition, subtraction, prime numbers and area.  In Science we have had some amazing lessons, beginning with how some plants reproduce, which included dissecting a lily and finding out what the different parts are.  We then moved onto the different life cycles of mammals, amphibians and birds.  In Art, the children have enjoyed a varied curriculum, starting with drawing the outline of trees from the wooded area of school and then pencil drawings of leaves and seeds.