Court Farm Primary School

Dream Believe Achieve

Welcome to Year 5! 

Teacher : Mrs Simmons

Teaching Assistants : Mr Osbourne (HLTA) and Miss May

Class contact email

year5@courtfrm.bham.sch.uk

This mailbox will be monitored by Year 5 staff for any school work related queries. 

We hope you are staying at home and staying safe, remembering to wash your hands just like the Reception children sang. There is still a lot of uncertainty around when normality will resume but all we can do is try to stay positive, keep busy and enjoy the time as best as we can. We understand it can be hard when routine is disrupted and you can't see friends and family members but remember there are many ways to keep in touch without putting yourself and others at risk. Why don't you make a wish jar and fill it with things you've missed and would like to do once all this is over. It's always good to have something to look forward to!

If you need any support with work please email us and we'll be happy to help. If you want to email just to tell us what you've been up to, even better!

Below is an Easter holiday activity grid. This is not compulsory but if you want to choose some of the activities to complete whilst you're at home, you can send any work, pictures or updates to our class email address. 

Click the link below to get a copy of the Covid-19 time capsule booklet. You can use this to help you record your thoughts, feelings and note down anything you have done during your time in isolation. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MaM2RBrqyDeyKFCG8impDgfuZ8a2tIZ-/view

Year 5 home learning grid and useful websites during the school closures. Please stay safe!

Maths 

White Rose Maths have produced lessons for every year group to follow. Click here to go to their website and join in with some maths lessons.

We use Power Maths in school and now you can have access to their Spring textbooks and workbooks to support you at home.

Their is a video here to help you with these books.

Click here to see the books.

Year 5 maths home learning tasks

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

 

You can also access resource website Twinkl which has resources for all subjects and all ages for a month for FREE

 www.twinkl.co.uk/offer

Enter the code: UKTWINKLHELPS

P.E with Joe Wicks (30 minute daily workouts 9am Mon-Fri)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz0go1pTda8&d=n

 

Audible books, free to listen to: 

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

 

Children can also access these websites with their individual usernames and passwords:

 

https://www.myon.co.uk 

https://www.edshed.com/en-gb/login?return_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.spellingshed.com%2Fen-gb

https://www.whizz.com 

www.purplemash.com

Curriculum

 Click here to find out about the exciting things we will be doing in class this term.

 

This half term's topic is Mexico and the Mayans. During this topic children will:

  • Use different sources of research e.g. books, pictures, artefacts, internet to find out about Mexico and the Mayans.
  • Describe and understand the similarities and differences between Mexico and the UK.
  • Describe and understand the terms HUMAN and PHYSICAL geography.
  • Use maps, atlases and globes to name and locate countries and cities of the world.
  • Know where to place the Ancient civilization of the Mayans in time.
  • Describe the legacy of the Ancient Mayan civilization.    

Click here to see the vocabulary concept map and click here for this half terms POWer Project.

To bring our Invaders topic to an end, we celebrated with a Viking Day. The children compared their diets to that of a Viking child, made shields, designed brooches, dressed up for some role play and cooked some delicious honey oat cakes.

Year 5 performed their class assembly on Wednesday 29th January to a packed hall. The theme of the assembly was the 'Invasion of the Vikings' and they used all they had learnt into creating the perfect performance. Some of them got a little too into character as the formidable Viking warriors! Thank you to all of the parents, guardians, family members and friends that came to support. We hope you enjoyed the performance.

The children have been busy channelling their inner Lord Sugar in our bridge making project. We looked at the history of bridges, their different designs and their uses. The children then worked in teams to design and create their bridges. They improved their designs through evaluation and had to project manage to ensure they kept costs within their strict £100 budget! The cost of the building materials was extortionate to say the least!

Art in Mathematics- Focus artist Piet Mondrian

During Maths Week- The whole school had to see how art and maths can link. Each class had a famous artist to focus on and they produced several pieces of work in their style using different mediums. We looked at the different lines, shapes and angles that were present in his artwork and saw how use of lines and ruler work could produce something very effective.

They went on to use electrical tape, felt tips and felt to make their own framed Mondrian masterpieces. They showcased these masterpieces to parents, family members and friends and sold them to raise money for school fund. They're pretty proud of themselves and so they should be! 

Thank you to all of the children for their fantastic hard work and also to parents and guardians for your continued support, we really appreciate it! :)

 

 

 

 

Diary dates

 

Monday 24th February- Spring Term 2 begins. Children back to school.

Wednesday 4th March- Viking Longboat workshop Years 5/6.

Thursday 5th March- World Book Day- Dress as an adjective.

 Monday 16th March- Wednesday 18th March Year 5  Condover residential.

Wednesday 25th March KS2- Stratford educational visit for Shakespeare Week.

Thursday 26th March- POWer Project due in.

Wednesday 1st April- Parents evening 3.30-6pm

Thursday 2nd April- Educational  visit to Cadbury World relating to our Mexico and the Mayans Topic.

Friday 3rd April- Break up for Easter holiday.

Monday 20th April- Teacher training day

Tuesday 21st April-Summer Term 1 begins. Children back to school. 

 

Important information for parents.

  • Swimming has now FINISHED. P.E. will be every Monday and Wednesday. Children must bring their P.E. kits in order to take part. P.E. kit consists of: white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps/trainers.
  • Spelling tests are every weekly. New spelling rules are sent home every Friday and the tests are the following Wednesday. All taught spelling rules and Year 5 and 6 common exception words will be available to practise on Spelling Shed.  
  • Times table tests will be every Thursday.. Please ensure your children work on their times tables at home.  
  • We recommend that the children read a book at least 3 times a week. This will help improve their: fluency, decoding, expression, ability to draw inference and complete comprehension questions about such texts. We also encourage children to use MyOn to read a variety of books online.

Keep reading to gain rewards in our Reading Challenge!

 

MarvellousMe

If you haven't already, please sign up to MarvellousMe.

It is a great way for us to communicate with you daily about the achievements of the children and also for us to send messages regarding school information and events.

If you need a login, please ask Mrs Simmons or Mr Osbourne.

Don't forget to send us a Hi5!