Welcome to Year 5 2020-2021
All the Year 5 staff are eager to have the children back for a new year! Though school life will be a bit different, we are still planning lots of fun activities for the children to enjoy. We begin with the Mayans as our main topic followed by a topic based on Mountains and Rivers.
All children in Year 5 will have PE on Wednesday. Please read all the guidance on the Coronavirus update page for important information about the new school timings and uniform guidance. Children have to wear their PE kit to school on Wednesdays.
Please feel free to ring the school if you wish to speak to a teacher as we cannot meet you face-to-face currently.
Teachers: Mr Wilkinson, Mrs Sanderson and Mr Love
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Gadd, Miss Palmer and Mrs Hall
Mrs Reynolds is currently on maternity leave.
Below are the current Medium Term Plans (what we will be studying during the Autumn term) and the Long Term Plan for the year. We have also attached a knowledge organiser for our topic on Mountains and Rivers.
Here are some useful websites to help your child when they are at home:
For weekly homework and in the case of closure please access Google Classrooms at https://edu.google.com/intl/en_uk/products/classroom/
Also remember to access your Times Tables Rockstars at www.ttrockstars.com
For R.E. resources and activities why not visit https://www.churchofengland.org/faith-action/faith-home/i-am-parent
Parents could also use the BBC Bitesize online daily lesson service that has been made using https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
Parents could also use the Oak National Academy online daily lessons and quizzes using https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-4#schedule
Parents can also use Twinkl to support their childs learning at https://www.twinkl.co.uk/
Also why not learn a new skill and play chess using www.chesskids.com
Also check the music class page for music activities set by Mrs Hemmingway that are suitable for all year groups https://www.stthomasfeatherstone.co.uk/class-pages/music
Some fun activities from the RSPB https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-kids/games-and-activities/activities/
Some fun activities from The Woodland Trust https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2020/03/kids-nature-activities-self-isolation/
Check out maths websites recommended by the teachers here: https://www.stthomasfeatherstone.co.uk/learning-zones/maths-zone
Google Classroom help guides
Below is a link to a website which provides help with downloading the Google Classroom app, as well as installing Google Docs and Google Slides:
Here is a link to a site which explains how to use Google Classroom:
Year 5 sports competition
Featherstone Rovers led a sports morning with our children based on the athletics events they had learnt about over the previous weeks. It was great to see everyone taking part and having a go!
The children created lanterns and read about the meaning behind Remembrance Day.
The year group worked hard to learn a poem as a group and perform it using actions. All the teachers were impressed with their efforts. You can view two examples below.
Children in Need
The children donated money and dressed up in yellow or spots to celebrate Children in Need.