First and foremost, your Year 5 teachers (and all of Mount Street) want to say a massive WELL DONE and THANK YOU for all your incredible hard work and positivity during remote learning! You have all weathered technical difficulties, tons of Oak Academy lessons with different teachers, work packs, and Zoom live lessons with smiles on your faces. We know not every day has been easy (it definitely hasn't been for us as well) but you were tough and tenacious, and we are so very proud of the Year 5 children and grown-ups!
Now onward to brighter spring days and learning back in the classroom!
All our love and admiration,
Mrs. Lovejoy & Ms. Pooley
Welcome to the Spring Term in Year 5!
For this last week before the Easter holidays we will be working on performing a piece of poetry! The year 5 children will focus in on pace, expression, and using punctuation to guide our rhythm as we read. Look out for a video of our performed piece on Class Dojo toward the end of the week!
Our focus all the way up to Easter will be fractions! We will work on a variety of skills within this content area, including finding equivalent fractions, adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers, and fluently converting between various fractional forms. As ever, fluency with multiplication and division facts will be crucial for our fraction calculations and understanding, so keep up that home fact practise. (TT Rock Stars link is below!) Our arithmetic focus will be multi-digit multiplication and division, to strengthen and consolidate our remote learning work with these concepts!
We have finished up our space unit, and are moving on to forces! Children will learn about various contact and non-contact forces that act on objects, conduct investigations to measure forces, and learn about important scientists that contributed to our understanding of this all-important (but invisible) concept! On Friday March 12th we will also celebrate Science Day, with some investigations about planetary size and distance and a lively debate about the work of various astronomers!
This term we will have 2 P.E. sessions, on a Monday and Friday afternoon. We will be studying dance and invasion games this spring, and will have one indoor session and one outdoor session each week. Please pack PE kits weekly that are weather appropriate for our outdoor sessions (a plain tracksuit is fine whilst the weather is on the colder side.) On Monday March 29th we will take part in a rowing event in the hall at school, given by a guest teacher!
We will continue our mosaic study and creation that we began during remote learning, using Islamic art as our inspiration!
This spring term we will be focusing on wellbeing and mental wellness, as well as setting our sights on the future! The children will investigate and discuss future goals and plans and pathways to achieve them!
PPA is on Wednesday and Ms. Pooley will teach French and Music during this time. We will be looking at a different instrument during our Spring learning!
Home learning: As before, a pack that includes spelling and arithmetic will be handed out on Friday to please be returned by the following Friday. Please continue to read for a minimum of 10 minutes each evening!
Games and PE:
Children will need their PE kit in school all week.
Kit: Trainers, white shirt, black bottoms (shorts or joggers/leggings), socks
In colder weather, a plain tracksuit should be worn outdoors for games.
Please ensure that all items of clothing are named. A small named bag containing your PE kit is all that is necessary, as cloakroom space is limited.
We have all just been through a difficult time, and though the children and you families have weathered it brilliantly, we know that it will have taken a toll. To that end, we will spend the first week (week of 9th March) acclimating the children to being back in school, resetting routines, and doing frequent check-ins, opportunities for movement, and discussions. Throughout the rest of this half-term, we will continue our wellbeing afternoon time (on a Thursday now, as PPA is on a Wednesday), and will have a heavy focus on the children's wellbeing, socialisation, and mental health. Please feel free to reach out with any concerns or questions at any time, either via Class Dojo or through contacting the school. We are always here to help support!
Active Heroes Booklet (Active Kids Challenge Included)
Please continue your daily 10 minutes (or more ) of reading.
You can also use the epic app on your phone, or go to getepic.com/students to browse books. Our class code is unx9200.
If you finish reading a book, you can complete an AR test here.