Welcome to Year 5!
Your Year 5 team for this year are:
Our Year 5 children:
Each day there will be two different learning tasks the children MUST complete on their Google Classroom - Google Classroom can be accessed through any device with internet. There will also be a weekly project that should be completed over the course of the week. How do I log into my account? The children's usernames are the first letter of their first name followed by their whole email@example.com. For example, if your child's name is Bob Dylan, their Google Classroom username would be: bdylan @pilg.uk. The password to login into your child's account is the password they use everyday in school - if they forget this please contact the school. When using Google Classroom it is really important to submit your work after you have finished, otherwise I will not be able to see that the work is complete. What if I don't have access to the internet? Learning packs can be collected from the school if you are unable to connect to the internet.
There will be new tasks posted on Google Classroom everyday!
The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about the area in which they live. Learning may focus on your local area, famous
people, key landmarks and links to your city.
Places of Worship - St Martin’s, Central Mosque, Birmingham Central Synagogue, Birmingham Guru Nanak Gurdwara, Shri Venkateswara Hindu Temple and Peace Pagoda
Birmingham are all places of worship in Birmingham. Can your child order them on a timeline based on the year they were built? Why do they think some of these places were
built more recently, whilst others were built many years ago? Do they think the society they live in has had an impact on this?
Cadbury’s: A timeline- the Cadbury family had and still have a significant impact on Birmingham, in particular Bournville. Your child can create a timeline detailing the history of
the company. Remind them to include dates and details of significant events. How did Cadbury impact the local area positively in the 1800s? How does Cadbury impact the local
area positively now?
Graffiti Art - Digbeth is the home to its own Graffiti Art Walk, but has graffiti always been seen in a positive light? How have attitudes towards graffiti changed over time? Is all graffiti
good? Discuss these questions with your child and then ask them to design their own graffiti art using paper and crayons or felt tips.
Maths Challenge of the Week
Home-Learning Guided Reading
Every child in Year 5 should participate in reading everyday. The first guided reading book for the whole of Year 5 will be Private Peaceful. Children can have the story read to them by clicking on the following link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/english-ks2-private-peaceful/zjc2d6f Each week there will be a set of questions that the children MUST complete based on each episode of the book. The children will complete the questions on Google Classroom and submit the work by Friday of each week. Each question is fairly challenging, so the children may wish to just complete 2 question a day. This is a wonderful book, enjoy it!
Joe Wicks is running a live PE lesson every Monday - Friday at 9am on his YouTube channel. Make sure you partake everyday; it is really important you stay fit and healthy over the next few weeks!!
Each week we will have a photo and song of the week. The winner of the photo/song of the week will be published on the website. Remember to have some time to yourself and relax. Enjoy listening to music or sit back and have a look at some old photographs. If you want to submit a photo or song for the website please share it with me on Google Classroom or contact the office. Here is my photo and song of the week to get us started:
Photo of the week:
Here is the latest Photo of the week! This is the lovely Copper. Enjoy!
Song of the week:
Here is the new song of the week chosen by on of our wonderful year 5s!.
Science - Term 3 topic: Space
To kick start our new science topic, Year 5 visited Rochester Cathedral on Wednesday 4th March to see the Museum of the moon. Created by UK artist Luke Jerram, the Museum of the Moon is a touring artwork which has been presented in many different UK Cathedrals and museums. It was a great start to our topic!
English/History - Charles Dickens
After our trip to the Cathedral, we were lucky enough to squeeze in another outing and to tie in with World Book day; we were taken on a Charles Dickens tour by Mr Moriarty around Rochester.
We were all excited by the knowledge we learnt and it definitely inspired us to get into character on World Book day!
Every Friday, Year 5 are lucky enough to visit Oaktrees and share a story with their partnered reading buddy.
Religious Education -Topic -The People of God
This term in our RE lessons we have been looking at what it means to be a person of God. Within the topic area, we will be focusing on different elements to see how following God can bring Freedom and justice.
Monday - 15-20 minutes reading, 10 minutes TT Rockstars
Tuesday - 15-20 minutes reading, 10 minutes TT Rockstars
Wednesday - 15-20 minutes reading, 10 minutes TT Rockstars
Thursday - Extended Learning To be given in the following Tuesday.
Friday - 15-20 minutes reading, 10 minutes TT Rockstars
Tuesday - P.E
Alternate Friday - Forest School /swimming