Good morning all,

While we have our little, spikey visitor around and are required to stay at home, which is for everyone’s best, let’s not pull each-other’s hair out, but establish a routine that is as close to normal life as possible.

To avoid a classblog littered with thousands of messages from us, we will try to keep things as clear and straight forward as possible. Firstly, we will upload a weekly timetable which you can follow as closely as you wish. Then, for each lesson, we will upload a short instruction/overview and then a task-sheet. This does not have to be printed, but can be answered on paper or on the notepad from class-dojo which can then be submitted to us.

Class-Dojo: This morning, we are inviting all parents up to Class-Dojo which makes communication easier and quicker, allows children to build up a portfolio and enables us to see what the children have done as they can upload documents, pictures and videos. Class-Dojo conforms with GDPR regulations and is perfectly safe (closed circle of participants in a class). It works as follows:

  1. Download the ClassDojo app.
  2. Open app and tap ‘Parent’ to create a parent account.
  3. Enter name, email & create a password.
  4. Tap ‘Add child (+)’ and use this code: … (we will text the code to you / class-dojo will send you  a link with instructions within the next 30mins)

Any questions, please just ask using Class-Dojo or our email address: howardyear5@gmail.com. Please only use this for relevant correspondences. We will endeavor to respond within 24 hours.

Daily PE routines are essential (we have not timetabled them – sorry). Here is the homelearning link of the programme that we are using. Just click on the link and log in. Then, on the top left-hand side is a menu called Dashboard, simply click on it and choose Real Play where another field/button called Home appears. After clicking on it, you may choose any theme/topic. We will leave this for you to explore and choose rather than dictating which one to do.

The website address is: home.jasmineactive.com 
Parent email: parent@howardprim-1.com
Password: howardprim

Please bare with us this morning, as we are trying to organise the day and week. By 1pm, today’s Math, English and Art should be up.

Kind regards,

The Year 5 team


Since we are all gearing up for Year 6 – and the time will fly quicker than expected -, here is a link with a Grammar Glossary and examples:

SPAG-support-for-parents

https://www.theschoolrun.com/primary-grammar-glossary-for-parents


Monday:

Math: Sp2-Wk5-MeasurePerimeter-SimpleShapes (Since so many were off last week, we are going a little bit backwards, but will speed up a lot from tomorrow.)

English: Sp2-Wk5-L01 PerseusMedusa-Read&StoryMap

Text: PerseusMedusa p1-20 PerseusMedusa p21-23 

Spellings: Sp2-Wk5-Spellings

Art: ART-Sp2-Wk5  

Booklet: Choose one of the writing tasks. Remember, you can send it to me via Class-Dojo. 

Remember to also enjoy the sunshine a little bit. Go for a walk, but keep 2m distance from others.

 

Tuesday:

Math: all in one document today -> Sp2-Wk5-Perimeter of complex shapes

English: Sp2-Wk5-L02 – CharacterProfilePerseus

Science: Choose a mammal and create a poster/overview of its life-cycle. Include a box with keywords.

SpaG: Parenthesis/Brackets with additional/non-essential information Sp2-Wk5-SpaG-Parenthesis

Booklet: Pick a short task and complete it to the best possible standard.

 

Wednesday:

Math: Unknown lengths of rectangles and compound shapes. Sp2-Wk5-L03-UnknownLengths-Instruction       Sp2-Wk5-L03-UnknownLengths-Tasks

English: Using the Myth of Perseus and Medusa, write a news report about how Perseus defeated Polydectes.

Here are our Success Criteria: Sp2-Wk5-L03-5 – Newspaper-Article SC

Stuck with ideas? Use my poor example: Sp2-Wk5-L03-4 MedusaNewspaperReport

RE: Choose a religious key-figure and create a bank of 5-10 quotes that could motivate and help people during difficult times. http://www.atschool.co.uk/keystage2-ks2/re.asp

Music: Using the BBC bitesize website, create a learning poster with musical keywords. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zwxhfg8

Challenge: Since Ludwig van Beethoven would celebrate his 250th birthday this year, create a factfile about this musical genius.

Booklet: Pick a short task and complete it to the best possible standard.

READING: https://greece.mrdonn.org/odyssey.html  What else can you find out about Odysseus?

 

Thursday:

Maths: Today, we are looking at the area of rectangles. Sp2-Wk5-L04-Area of Rectangles

English: Continue with your news report on the Myth of Perseus and Medusa (see yesterday’s ideas and notes). Share it on Class-Dojo or howardyear5@gmail.com

READING: Read/Explore the Myth of “Jason and the Golden Fleece”. Then create a flipbook about the myth. (How to make a flipbook: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Un-BdBSOGKY )

Geography: Here is a fabulous way of practising your map-skills and combining maps with aerial pictures. Have fun.

History: Create an acrostic or alphabet list of key words about Ancient Greece/Greeks. The letters could be within the words, they don’t have to be at the beginning like my example as that can prove tricky. Please do not copy my example. Upload your work on Class-Dojo.

Friday:

Homework: