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Halfway there…

15/07/2020 at 08:16

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Good morning everyone! We hope you are all doing well on this final push towards the end of the year. There isn’t long left now, so let’s all make the most of it!

Wednesday Tasks:

Maths – Converting between metric units of measurement.

Literacy – Put yourself in the shoes of Bilbo Baggins (following his return to the Shire) and write a guide for new adventurers. You should aim to give them lots of advice about what they need to take with them, what to do if they encounter different creatures and which places they should visit or avoid. You have two lessons for this!

Thursday Tasks:

Maths – Converting between metric and imperial units of measurement.

Literacy – Finishing your guides from the previous lesson. Make them the best guides that they could possibly be!

Google Meets

Miss Wetherill will be hosting 5W’s final meet of the year on Thursday at 4pm.
There will be a slight change to Miss Levett’s final meet of the year on Friday, which will now also be at 4pm.

Stay safe and keep smiling!

Miss Levett and Miss Wetherill

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The Final Week!

13/07/2020 at 07:58

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Good morning everyone! I cannot believe that it the last week of our school year already. I don’t know about you, but it seems to have absolutely flown by!

This week, we have a few more maths lessons to do and some final literacy tasks too to complete our Hobbit topic. We also have some lovely end of year activities for you!

Today’s and tomorrow’s tasks:

Monday
Maths – reflections
SPaG – Make a revision quiz

Tuesday
Maths – Translation
Literacy – An encounter with Smaug

Google Meets

Miss Wetherill will be hosting 5W’s final meet of the year on Thursday at 4pm.
Miss Levett will be hosting 5L’s final meet of the year on Friday at 3.30pm.

We hope you all have a wonderful final week in Year 5!

Miss Wetherill & Miss Levett

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5L Update (10th July)

10/07/2020 at 08:12

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Good morning everyone! As we draw this penultimate week to a close I have to say how impressed I have been with the quality of the writing that you have all been doing around ‘The Hobbit’ – especially some of the ideas about how to escape from Mirkwood!

Today you have two topic tasks to complete. The first of these is to finish the space project that you started a couple of weeks ago. I am really looking forward to seeing all the finalised versions of them!

The second topic assignment today is to create a map that tracks the journey that Bilbo and the company of Thorin went on. We have provided you with lots of resources to help you with this, but you are free to put your own creative spin on things! It may also be worth creating a checklist of all the places that they visited before starting your map so that you don’t forget anything!

Chapter 15 of ‘The Hobbit’ will be posted at 10:00 today on the class hub, so make sure to check that out if you are still reading along with me. We are on track to finish the whole book by the end of next week.

Finally, as it is Friday, we will be having a class meet at 3:30 using the link on the class hub. I would love to know all about the activities that you have been doing this week, so if you have something to share, please bring it along!

Stay safe and keep smiling,

Miss Levett

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5W Update

09/07/2020 at 16:22

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Good morning everyone!

Well done for completing our penultimate week of school for this year! I can’t believe it almost time for the school holidays. As always, I’ve been really impressed with your efforts this week and have enjoyed looking through all of your Google Classroom submissions!

Here are some fantastic pieces of work from this week:

I have particularly enjoyed finding out what your skin-changer animals would be, as well as reading your imaginative alternative escapes from Mirkwood!

Tasks for today:
Maths – Optional challenge
Topic – Create a map of the company’s journey so far

School Library Service Summer Reading Challenge
The school library service are launching their summer reading challenge this Saturday (11th July). They are having a virtual sign up event tomorrow featuring a local theatre company. Follow the link to find out more!

http://www.leedsforlearning.co.uk/Article/76728

Next week, I will be setting the final maths, literacy and topic lessons for this year. I also have some enjoyable end of year tasks for you to have a go at too! Finally, our last google meet of the year will be next Thursday at 4pm (I will let you know ASAP if this changes), where we can look back on our year and do some fun activities together.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend,
Miss Wetherill

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Year 5 Update

06/07/2020 at 07:55

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Good morning everyone! We hope you have had a lovely weekend and are raring to start the penultimate week of home learning.

This week, we will be continuing with our hobbit based literacy work, where we will be meeting a new character (Beorn), planning our escape from Mirkwood and persuading tourists to travel to Lake Town. In maths, we will be spending a couple more lessons looking at statistics, before moving on to shape. Children can also spend time working on their space projects and will have another Hobbit topic assignment on Friday.

Tasks for today and tomorrow

Monday
Maths – Read and interpret tables
Literacy – Design and describe a ‘skin-changer’ animal

Tuesday
Maths – Two way tables
Literacy – Re-write your version of the escape from Mirkwood

Google Meets

Miss Wetherill will be hosting a Google Meet for 5W on Wednesday at 10am.
Miss Levett will be hosting a Google Meet for 5L on Friday at 3.30pm.

Both classes will also have the chance to meet with their new Year 6 teacher via Google Meet at some point this week too!

As ever, if you have any problems, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Have a great couple of days,
Miss Wetherill and Miss Levett

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Welcome to Year 5!

03/07/2020 at 07:56

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Hello! We are really looking forward to meeting you in person and welcoming you to our classes in September! To make things a little bit easier, we thought we’d share some information about what to expect in Year 5! (It’s not scary, we promise!)

A little bit about us…(and our tricky surnames!)

Because many of you won’t have a chance to meet us in person before September, we thought it would be nice to tell you a little bit about ourselves.

Miss Levett

Hello! My name is Miss Levett and I’m really can’t wait to get to know you all properly. I suppose I should start by telling you a little bit about myself. My favourite subject is science (who doesn’t love learning new things about the world we live in and conducting awesome experiments to find out more!) and I am the science coordinator for KS2. I also really enjoy learning about the ancient world, especially Egypt and Greece. I even learned a little of the Ancient Greek language when I was at school!

In my spare time I have many hobbies, including reading, writing and drawing. I especially love ‘The Hobbit’ by J.R.R. Tolkien and the ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ books by Lemony Snicket. If you haven’t read them, I would definitely recommend that you do! I really enjoy playing video games such as Pokémon and The Legend of Zelda (but no, I don’t play Fortnite). In addition to this, I do a special type of dance known as colourguard, which I run an after school club for. Maybe I’ll see you there…

Miss Wetherill

Hi! For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Miss Wetherill and I have been teaching at Farsley Farfield for one year now! My favourite thing about our school is the amazing outdoor space, which makes PE and break times so much fun! My favourite topic to teach in school is Earth and Space, particularly when we get to scale the solar system on toilet roll! Outside of school, I enjoy doing a variety of hobbies, such as drawing, baking, cooking and keeping fit. I also love lots of different sports, particularly football and rugby (although only as a supporter!). In addition to this, I also love reading. My favourite thing to read is the Harry Potter series – I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve read the books since I was a child and still I never get bored of them! Finally, I’m a huge music fan and enjoy listening to anything from Stormzy to AC/DC!

A little bit about what you’ll learn…

In Year 5, we cover lots of interesting topics throughout the year. We will be starting with a topic all about Ancient Greece, where we have lots of exciting lessons and activities planned! A couple of our favourite topics are Earth and Space, South America and our brand new topic based on The Hobbit. We have been doing lots of work on this during lockdown with our current classes and we can’t wait to teach it to you next year!

As well as learning in the classroom, we will have lots of opportunities to learn in the great outdoors! The one you will be most familiar with is our residential to the Yorkshire Dales, where we will do lots of adventurous activities, such as caving, cycling and hiking through the beautiful countryside. We will also visit Malham during the summer term to learn all about rivers, waterfalls and even walk across the limestone pavement where they filmed Harry Potter!

A little bit of housekeeping…

You’ll find that although some things are different in Year 5, many things will stay the same. Here is what to expect:

  • School starts at 8.45am. 5L will come in through the Year 5/6 cloakroom and 5W will come in through the Year 4/5 cloakroom.
  • Lunchtime will be at 11.45am. Packed lunches will still eat in the hall and school dinners will go to the infant building.
  • The school day finishes at 3.20pm.
  • Maths homework will be given out every Friday and will be due in the following Wednesday. Learning Logs will be given out one the same days every other fortnight, so you have a little bit longer to work on these. If you ever need help with homework, you have time to ask us on the Monday or Tuesday before it is due in!
  • Extreme Learning logs still need to be signed and brought into school daily. You can choose to do some reading, maths or spelling. We have heard how amazing you were at this in Year 4, so we hope that Year 5 will be Extreme Learning champions this year!

We are really disappointed that we have not been able to meet you properly before September, but we hope that this has made you feel a little less nervous about coming into Year 5. We can’t wait to get to know you all and start a new adventure together!

Wishing you a wonderful summer,
Miss Levett and Miss Wetherill

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