Year 5 - Working at Home
Thursday 9th April - the school has signed up to an exciting FREE app/online game! It includes various games including grammar, phonics and maths. The levels get harder as pupils progress and it comes with a friend - Emile - to look after and customise with coins gained during the games. Above is a PDF letter explaining how to access the game. We look forward to seeing who uses it.
Wednesday 8th April - I've created a Science quiz linked to Properties and Materials. You can access it by going to https://socrative.com/plans/#login and use the room code DOWD1543
Monday 6th April - Use the link below for the eBug page of fun games and teaching resources about microbes and antibiotics. The e-Bug project is led by Public Health England
Thursday 2nd April - see useful websites below from Literacy Counts weekly bulletin for parents, carers and teachers. Click onto the Curriculum page and then choose the useful websites page for more ideas:
Useful Reading Websites:
More advice and activities for parents:
Create wordsearches and puzzles by adding your spelling lists:
Spellings lists and conventions for each year group:
Interactive website to practice spelling and grammar:
Tuesday 31st March - I have created a quiz about our Extreme Earth topic. Use the link below to access this, the information needed to login in is below the link
Friday 27th March - click on the link above to listen to our new class book 'The Secret Garden'
Thursday 26th March - as well as TT Rockstars, Numbots, code.org, your work packs and homework grids, all of the following websites have free access at the moment and have lots of resources to support your learning:
Monday 23rd March - I have now added a reading comprehension with sets of questions (with answers so you can see how you've done). See below
Yr5 Work Packs - 18th March 2020
In the event of school closing or the need for self-isolation, I have uploaded a copy of the Maths Revision and GPaS Revision Work Packs to be done at home. Every child should also be reading on a daily basis and going onto TT Rockstars at home at:
Children can also use their TT Rockstars login to sign into NumBots. The website is:
Yr5 have a grid of homework activities for this half-term that they will be able to continue to work on too. If they don't have it with them at home, the document is here on the class page.
I will add more work and updates on this page, if absence from school is extended for any reason, so keep checking in.
The children will be coming home with paper versions of this work tonight. For any children who are off, if someone is able to come into school, there are paper versions waiting for you in the school office.
I hope you all stay safe and well and look forward to seeing you on your return.
Mrs Young, Mrs Ormond and Mrs Dowdeswell
- Comprehension text -Raider's Peril.pdf
- Sets of questions and pages with answers - Raider's Peril.pdf
- PE kits will be needed every Thursday afternoon.
- Did you know we are now going to be studying French?
On Tuesday 3rd December staff from crime investigation backgrounds including CSIs, detectives, and forensic scientists visited Year 5 at Well Lane.
Following an introduction to forensics Yr5 we kitted out in crime scene suits and taken them to a mock crime scene.
At the scene the children were invited to identify evidence. The CSIs gather the evidence and discuss how it may be helpful in the investigation before taking it back to the classroom where we conducted our analysis. This included the following:
- Fingerprints - developing and lifting using different methods for different surfaces, (porous and non-porous), rolling and identification. We were able to lift and roll our own fingerprints.
- Footwear marks - casting and lifting electronically. We each cast a tyre track which we were able to keep.
- Hair and Fibres – we looked at the morphology of hair using a digital microscope
Over the course of the afternoon we conducted the analysis and we able to eliminate suspects until we are finally left with one person who was the culprit (it was NOT Mrs Young!).
At the end of a very tiring but rewarding workshop we were able to keep our crime suits, fingerprint lifts and forms and tyre tracks to take home.
- Week ending 4th October = 1st - 96.4% - Y5
Week ending 8th November = Joint 1st - 96.4% - Y5
- What was in the box?
- Where did it come from?
- Why was there an empty bottle of water and an a half eaten packet of biscuits found inside it?
- Who is William H Johnson?
- Who or what is Henry?
- Where is Henry now?
- When did WW2 begin?
- What cause the outbreak of WW2?
Listen to the audio footage of the then British prime minister, Neville Chamberlain, announcing to Britain that they were at war with Germany on 3rd September, 1939.
How do you think you would have felt to hear the announcement?
Here a few clips of children re-enacting the moment families heard the news that war had been declared by Neville Chamberlain.