I can't believe it's the final half term of the year! I hope you're all staying safe and working hard.
This half term, our topic is going to be 'Blue Planet'. We will be learning all about our oceans, the creatures that live there, and the environmental challenges our planet is currently facing.
I think you'll really enjoy it - it's fascinating! Check out the video below for a taste of what's to come!
All the best,
First of all, a big thank you to everyone for all of their hard work over the half term. It know it's been challenging, but you've all shown your sparkle every day!
Over half term I though it might be time for a bit of fun, so I'd like you to have a go at this half term bingo!
How many can you complete and tick off? Can you get three in a row? Can you do them all in a week?
I'd love to see anything that you get up to!
I hope you're all safe and well, and enjoying the sunshine we've had! Thank you to everybody who has sent pictures and work to me. This week I've set a pretty ambitious creative project - can you use scratch to make your own platform video game? I'll be having a go too, and will share mine next week! Check the weekly learning page for more details.
Also, a message for all keen Times Tables Rock Stars - there is currently a Guinness World Record competition in progress! Read the letter attached below for more details, get clicking, and enter! I know we have some potential champions in Marvellous Maples!
See you soon
I hope you enjoyed your home learning tasks last week. I've certainly enjoyed seeing all the great work that was sent in to me! We have been lucky with weather this week, so I hope everybody has had a chance to stretch their legs in the sunshine and keep up that daily exercise! It's so important to get out of the house (in the safest way possible).
Here is a summary of your learning tasks this week - remember to keep checking in on My Maths and Purple Mash where I've been leaving feedback on the work you've been completing.
Have a great week!
Hi Marvellous Maples!
I hope everyone is safe and well. Thanks to all of you for all of the email updates and photos you've been sending in, it's been great to see what you've been up to, and it helps us all to stay connected during this strange time. Keep your eye on the home learning gallery to see picture updates daily! Well done on all of your hard work so far, keep it up! There is a summary of this week's learning below, and all resources and extra information can be found on the page dated 4.5.20.
Look forward to seeing you soon!
Please follow the below link to access resources and home learning packs to support internet safety at home.
Please follow the below link to access My Maths. Your login details were included in your home learning pack, but if you do not have these please contact Mr Winter via the class email address.
A free audio story every day from David Walliams!
A collection of over 100 free Ebooks from Oxford Owl.
A selection of home learning Maths lessons from White Rose. These are being updated regularly so keep checking back for new content.
Twinkl are offering a month of free access to their resources:
Step 1: Go to https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer
Step 2: Enter the code CVDTWINKLHELPS
Welcome to Marvellous Maples!
Welcome to Year 5's class page. Mr Winter is our class teacher and Mrs Buxton is our TA!
Take a look at our page regularly to see what we have been learning!
Spring Term 2!
Take a look at what we will be learning this half term...
Curriculum Topics for spring half term 2
Earth and Space!
We will be continuing our Earth and Space topic this half term.
Literacy – Newspaper reports - We will be learning how to write Newspaper reports.
Maths – Decimals and percentages - we will be learning all about decimal numbers: how to order and compare them, add and subtract them, and find equivalent percentages and fractions.
Science – Forces and motion – We will be learning about different forces including gravity, air resistance, and friction. We will also be investigating how levers, pulleys and gears work.
Geography – Map reading – We will be learning to read grid references, keys, and symbols on ordinance survey maps.
Homework is given out on a Friday and collected in the following Friday.
- Maths book/ worksheet
- spelling lists
- learning times tables/ Superhero maths practice sheets
Reading is vitally important and helps with all areas of your child’s development. We would like children to read with an adult 3 times a week and this to be recorded in their reading diaries by an adult. Reading books and diaries must be returned to school each day to be read, filled in or changed. Specifically your child’s diary will be checked for the reading awards on a Thursday.
We will also be continuing to read our Science fiction novel A Wrinkle in Time as a class.
Autumn Term 1
Take a look at what we are learning this half term:
This is the name of our new topic!
We will be learning all about chocolate, where it came from originally, how it is made, and also how to package it!
Literacy – Adventure stories - We will be reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and other adventure stories for inspiration.
Maths – Addition and Subtraction - This half term we will be learning how to use addition and subtraction confidently and efficiently to solve mathematical problems. We will also be focusing on being able to calculate sums in our heads at a quick speed.
Science – Chemistry– this half term we will be learning all about mixtures, solutions, reversible and irreversible changes.
History – We will be studying the Aztecs and how they invented chocolate!
P.E. is a compulsory part of the curriculum (all children must take part) and for Health and Safety reasons full P.E kit must be worn.
The Glade Hill PE kit is a plain white t-shirt with black shorts or trousers.
P.E. in Year 5 is on Tuesday afternoons.
Please can the children have their PE kit in school every day.
Make sure you sign up to Marvellous Me to receive messages and badges from me about your child's work and achievements.
And remember - when you receive a message or a badge, high five us back so I know you have received it!
Remember we are GOLDEN and we SPARKLE!
Use this contact form to book an appointment to speak to Mr Winter. You can also contact us via the Marvellous Maples email address, which is: firstname.lastname@example.org