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03/04/2020 at 08:27


We have made it to the Easter holidays, even if it has been in a slightly haphazard way!

Today’s tasks include:

  • Maths – understanding decimals as fractions
  • Literacy – reading (more chapters of The Explorer)
  • Try to spend some time on Spelling Shed, TT Rockstars and/or Mathletics
  • Do something you enjoy this afternoon – you’ve earned it!

I thought this would be a good opportunity to share some things that you have been doing at home this week. Thank you for sending these photos in!

In addition, well done for all of your flapjack making, macaroon making, brownie baking, drawing, painting, creating, board-gaming, trampolining, walking, den building, gardening, seed sowing, instrument playing, Joe Wicks(ing) and relaxing (I hope!). All of these things are incredibly good for you in some way or another, so keep going with them over the Easter holidays.

I won’t be setting specific assignments over the holidays, but do keep up with times tables, spellings and reading. I will also post more ideas for things to do at home as I find them and I have now uploaded various lists of educational websites in the Parent Help folder on Google Classroom.

That leaves me with only one more thing…

I am so impressed with everybody’s efforts both at school earlier in the term and with the work you’ve been doing at home too. WELL DONE!

Do keep in touch via email/Google Classroom over Easter.

Keep smiling,

Miss Wetherill

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Incoming Transmission: Miss Levett to 5L

02/04/2020 at 20:07


Well, what a strange two weeks it has been. I have been so impressed with how well the children seemed to have coped in these difficult times – I have seen some great pieces of work, but also some really lovely pictures of the projects you have all been doing in your free time! I am so very proud of you all and I am really missing being in the classroom with each and every one of you!

So as the last week of the half-term draws to a close, what do the children of 5L have in store for them? In maths, we are continuing our work on converting decimals to fractions. All of the resources that the children need to complete this task, including a video to talk them through the steps and the answer sheet, can be found here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ It is really important that the children remember to click on Week 1 and go to lesson three to access these resource as it does not automatically take them there.

The second task that has been set is to finish their free writing based on the image ‘Adrift’. I have already seen a few pieces of work and I am so far very impressed with the creativity that is on display. Today’s task is simple: finish your writing if you have not done so already, then edit it (making sure that any changes are in green font).

Oh, and before I forget – 5L, in your absence, a lot of your cuttings have been growing really well. Both the garlic and spring onions are growing really well, the lettuce is getting bigger and even the potato and carrot planted in the soil seem to finally be taking root. I will try to post some more up to date images on the class hub later, but this is how they looked last Friday!

Now also seems like a good time to share these photographs that were taken during your cutting session with Mrs Kirk-Dooley, since we didn’t have chance to before all this craziness occurred.

Keep being wonderful, you fabulous 5L children!

Stay positive

Keep smiling

Stay safe

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5L Update

01/04/2020 at 08:59


Good morning everyone, I hope you are all well in these potentially challenging times. Here is a quick update about the work that the children need to do today (you can find more information about each task in the 5L class hub on google classroom).

Literacy – Today the children are doing a free write based around the following picture. The style of writing is theirs to choose e.g. a story, letter newspaper article etc. but it must be based around the ideas they had yesterday. The children will have until Friday to complete and edit this work so don’t need to rush.

Maths – Today we are looking at decimal numbers to two decimal places. All the resources that they will need can be found here (we are working on week 1, lesson one so make sure you have the right bit open): https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

Stay positive, keep smiling and most importantly – stay safe everyone!

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5W Update

01/04/2020 at 08:03


Good morning everyone. I hope you have been keeping well so far this week. Please see below for today’s and tomorrow’s tasks. As usual, try to find time to go on mathletics (assignments have been set), Spelling Shed, TT Rockstars and keep reading too!

Wednesday 1st April:

Typically in school, Wednesday mornings are literacy based, so I have replicated that on Google Classroom.

  • Reading comprehension task – choose from 4 options
  • Spelling practice – Spelling shed, the sheets on google classroom or any of the activities in the parent help folder.
  • SPaG revision – activity mats (3 different levels)
  • This afternoon, it would be great to spend time doing something you are really interested in, such as sports, art, cooking, learning something new!

Thursday 2nd April:

  • Maths (understanding decimals as fractions)
  • Literacy (continue with persuasive letter)
  • In the afternoon, find some time to do some enriching activities. Have a look at the suggested lists on the class hub, and I will be posting lots of fun educational websites too.

Thank you for all of your hard work and support with home learning this week. I’ve really enjoyed hearing about all the wonderful alternative activities you have been doing, such as trampolining, obstacle courses, baking, making board games, going out on walks, painting, making dens and so much more! I’ll be sharing some great pictures from your week on Friday.

Before I go, I thought I’d leave a little bit of Wednesday motivation in the form of Albus Dumbledore…

Although these are tricky times, let’s try to continue to see the positives and see it as an opportunity.

Have a great day,

Miss Wetherill

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5W Update

30/03/2020 at 07:53


Good morning everyone. I hope you have all had a lovely (if slightly strange) weekend. It was lovely to speak to some of you on Friday and hear about all the great things you’ve been doing at home.

Tasks for today and tomorrow

I have set various assignments on google classroom this week which will be available from 8.30am each day. The assignments are in the relevant classes on Google Classroom and have more detailed instructions there. I have also posted a variety of other ideas to keep busy in the Class Hub section.

Monday 30th March

Today’s tasks include:

  • Maths – using fractions as operators
  • Literacy – editing balanced argument
  • PE – As we would normally be doing PE this afternoon, I suggest you do the same! You could do a Joe Wick’s video, PE Bingo (photo in Class Hub) or anything else to get you moving!
  • As usual, try to go on to Spelling Shed, TT Rockstars, Mathletics and make sure you keep reading!

Tuesday 31st March

Today’s tasks include:

  • Maths – decimals to 2 decimal places
  • Literacy – planning a persuasive letter
  • Topic – human geography of South America
  • As usual, try to go on to Spelling Shed, TT Rockstars, Mathletics and make sure you keep reading!

In addition to assignments on Google Classroom, I have posted several ideas for alternative activities to do at home, such as baking, 30 Day Lego Challenge, learning a new skill, practising an instrument, learning a new language, the list goes on! Try and find some time for these wonderfully enriching activities too!

As usual, if you have any concerns or queries, please do get in touch.

I’ll look forward to speaking to some more of you today and will post a further update on Wednesday morning.

Have a lovely day,
Miss Wetherill

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Update 26.3

26/03/2020 at 09:43


Good morning! I hope everyone is keeping well and staying safe. I would also like to say thank you all so much for getting on board with google classroom and home learning so readily and willingly.

I am planning on writing a regular blog to update you with regards to work that has been set on google classroom. I may also point you in the direction of other interesting activities to keep you all busy!

Today, I have set a maths assignment to be completed in home learning books and a topic assignment to do with geographical features of South America. I haven’t set any new literacy assignments as I want to give children time to write their balanced arguments. As always, instructions for each assignment are on google classroom – any questions, please email or private message.

Please also encourage children to spend some time on spelling shed, TT Rockstars and mathletics (I have assigned some specific tasks on mathletics for this week).

I also hope you have found some time to do some alternative enriching activities. We have been making the most of the weather in school and spending as much time being active as possible (I haven’t exercised so much in ages!). It would be great if you could comment with some of the activities you have been doing!

Have a lovely day and I will be in touch soon,

Miss Wetherill

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