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MAPLE CLASS DAILY ZOOM MEETING DETAILS

FROM MONDAY 18TH JANUARY

TIME: 9:15-10:00

MEETING ID: 794 4809 7159

PASSCODE: Maple

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT FROM MONDAY 11th January, PE DAYS ARE WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY.

 

Well Done Assembly

Start time 2:45

ID 795 3006 7609

Passcode uiWdU8

 

ASSEMBLY

MONDAY - 3PM

ID: 737 3937 4998

PASSCODE: 9K8CAn

 

WEDNESDAY - 3PM

ID: 792 4585 3042

PASSCODE: 1Jp0fL

 

Thank you so much for all of the lovely and wonderful Christmas cards and gifts; your kindness, generosity and thoughtfulness are much appreciated by us all. We hope you have had a fabulous - if rather different! - Christmas holiday and that you are ready for the Spring 1 half term. 

 

Please note that as part of the school's on-going measures to guard against Coronavirus and following the Government's advice, we need to keep doors and windows open for ventilation so please consider sending your child to school wearing a vest and/or long-sleeved t-shirt under their uniform and girls might want to wear woolly tights or switch to trousers during the winter months.

 

School Day Reminders

* The school day for Maple Class begins at 8:40 am and ends at 3:20 pm.

* The Friday pick-up is between 12:55 and 1:05 pm (please aim to collect your child promptly as staff usually have commitments on Friday afternoons eg covering Mrs Barnes' lunch break and staffing the Friday afternoon club).

* PE is on Tuesday and Thursday: please continue to send your child to school dressed ready for PE on these days- a t shirt, school sweatshirt or cardigan, joggers or leggings and trainers - rather than dressed in their school uniform.

 

Dates For Your Diary

* Tuesday 5th January: Spring 1 half term begins.

* Friday 12th February: Last day in school before the half term holiday.

* Monday 22nd February: Spring 2 half term begins.

 

Please find below some information about the Year 5 curriculum which you will hopefully find useful during the first half of the autumn term. 

 

Mrs Newby, Mrs Renshaw and Mrs Nuttall

 

A reminder about online safety:

If you are working online, don’t forget to be safe and savvy! 

Never give personal information to anyone! Think about the safety of what you are sharing or posting if you are online or on your phone.

Do not share your school log-ins or change your log-in details. We won’t ask you to do that.

Make sure you are accessing online material that is relevant for your age and tell an adult at home if you come across something that is not suitable for you, or if someone is trying to contact/talk to you that is not someone you know.

You can contact your teacher through Seesaw if you feel vulnerable or worried, or contact Childline 0800 1111.

Useful reminders about Online Safety are at Thinkuknow.co.uk 

 

 

Curriculum News

 
English

We will complete our study of The Highwayman by writing a newspaper report about the the deaths at the isolated inn during Week 1.

In Week 2, we will then study how modal verbs indicate degrees of certainty/possibility and use these to make predictions and to write fun horoscopes for 2021!

We will start our next novel at the beginning of Week 3. It is called Street Child by Berlie Doherty and follows the fortunes of a young boy called Jim who finds himself alone in London in the 1860's. This gripping adventure is based upon the true story of the orphan whose plight inspired Dr Barnando to set up his famous children's home and will help to enrich our Topic work.

 

Spelling

The children will continue to receive a new spelling list each Monday and will be tested on these spellings on the following Friday. There will be opportunities to practise these spellings in school throughout the week but you can also find a collection of these lists for this half term below so that you can support your child's learning at home.

 

In our SPAG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) lessons, we will:

  • Experiment with the use of modal verbs and discuss how they change the certainty or possibility of events occurring.
  • Practise punctuating direct speech
  • Practise converting direct speech to reported speech, and vice versa.

 

Reading

A reading book appropriate for your child's reading level was sent home before half term and will be changed every Friday.

Reading Records will not be used at present to minimise the flow of items between home and school. 

Bug Club has been refreshed and your child's log in details sent home and they are welcome to access these resources if they finish reading their physical reading book before Friday's new book day.

Please contact school immediately if you have any concerns about your child's home reading book.

 

Maths

Our maths topics for this term include:

  • Solving problems using the information presented in line graphs.
  • Reading and interpreting information presented in tables.
  • Recognising and writing the decimal equivalent of tenths, hundredths and thousandths.
  • Rounding decimals to the nearest whole number or tenth.
  • Counting foward and back in decimal steps.
  • Comparing and ordering numbers with up to three decimal places.
  • Finding fractions, decimals and percentage equivalents.
  • Finding percentages of amounts. 

 

Science

Our next Science topic is Life Cycles and involves studying: 

  • The reproductive parts of a flower and how plants reproduce.
  • The life cycles of different mammals and also of amphibians and insects.
  • The similarities and differences between the life cycles of plants and animals.

 

RE

Our new topics are Daniel and Lent. 

Our studies will include:

  • The Christian values of courage and faith.
  • Standing firm to beliefs in the face of opposition and adversity.
  • Why Lent is a special time in the Christian calendar.
  • Why Lent lasts for 40 days.
  • What fasting means and why Christians often fast during Lent.

 

SEAL

Our next topic is all about Valuing Difference and Keeping Yourself Safe which will include:

  • Responses to embarrassing incidents and the consequences of these responses.
  • How not all online messages and images reflect the truth.
  • Dealing with peer pressure.
  • Spotting bullying.
  • Evaluating risks associated with actions.

 

Topic 

Before Christmas, we studied the jobs undertaken by poor children in Victorian times and also compared the lives of poor and wealthy children in addtion to comparing the lives of children then and now.

This half term, we will be investigating:

  • The meaning of Industrial Revolution and the main changes which occurred.
  • Some of the incredible inventions which revolutionised work and the lives of Victorian people.
  • What The Great Exhibition was and why it was arranged.
  • What was the impact of The Industrial Revolution on local cities such as Manchester and Liverpool and also on The British Empire.

Inspired by The Great Exhibition and the creativity seen during The Industrial Revolution, the children will invent, design and make their own invention during this half term.

PLEASE KEEP HOLD OF BOXES, KITCHEN ROLL TUBES ETC WHICH MAY BE USED IN THE MODEL CONSTRUCTION; THANK YOU!

 

P.E.

I am delighted that our team of professional coaches will be leading Maple Class's PE lesson every Thursday afternoon and the Year 5 teaching team will lead the PE lesson every Tuesday afternoon.

 

The children should continue to come to school dressed for PE on Wednesdays and Thursdays this term.

 

For safety reasons, long hair should be tied back for PE and earrings either removed or taped over for safety (tape is supplied by school).

 

Autumn HLC Models

Christmas Jumper Day 2020

Children In Need

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