Year 5 - Sycamore 2020 - 2021
Welcome to Year 5: Sycamore Class
Mrs Johnson Mrs Reid Mr Holmes
Class Teacher TA TA
Welcome to Sycamore Class! I'm really looking forward to getting to know you all in September. It has been quite a strange year but please don't worry about coming back. I will assume you have forgotten everything and we'll start everything again. I have a terrible memory so understand when children forget things (apart from doing homework!!!) I don't know who I am half of the time!
Our First Topic: Darwin's Delights
Ship ahoy! We’re off on an exciting journey with Charles Darwin and his crew on the HMS Beagle.
During this half term, we’re going to investigate a range of animal specimens, describing the characteristics of the creatures, and labelling their body parts using software. We’ll use a range of non-fiction books to investigate adaptation, natural selection, variation and inheritance. After examining letters and journal entries written by Darwin, we’ll write our own examples. We’ll collect natural items and discover what plants live around our school. We’ll retrace Darwin’s steps using maps and create sketchbooks to record the plants, flowers and trees we encounter. Using maps and globes, we’ll plan an expedition. What will the weather be like and what physical and man-made features might we encounter?
At the end of the ILP, we’ll think about why the Galapagos Islands developed such diverse animal life, and why they might be under threat. We’ll also think about what Darwin would have worked on if he were alive today. How would he use our technology?
It is important that we have strong lines of communication between ourselves and home; if you have any concerns regarding your child, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Our class email address is: email@example.com.
I would normally encourage you to come and see me after school but that will be difficult with all the restrictions. Email me with any issues / problems and I will reply by email or phone if necessary.
Working with Year 6 this year we have Mrs Reid every morning and Mr Holmes every afternoon. What a team!
On a Tuesday afternoon, the class will be taken by Mr Perry for Spanish and VARA Sports for an indoor PE session.
As you will see from our class timetable, P.E is taught on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. Please ensure the correct kit is clearly named and brought to school on the these days. PE will be outdoors due to the current circumstances so please make sure the children have; a warm top, tracksuit bottoms and trainers.
I will update you on how we will organise homework nearer to the time.
From Sept these will be the options:
SLICE OF TOAST 25p
HALF OF BAGEL 30p
AQUA JUICE CARTON (150ml) 35p
CARTON OF MILK (189ml) 25p
All will be ordered and paid for via Parent Pay. No cash will be taken/handled.
Ideas for working from home:
Sumdog: don't forget to log in to SumDog weekly to complete Maths, Reading and Spelling activities. Remember the more games you complete, the more points you earn and the more levels you unlock! What are you waiting for!
Times Tables Rock Stars: times tables help us in all areas of Maths and it is important that we know times tables facts up to 12x12 as well as related division facts. Log in to your Times Tables Rock Stars to practise those facts for quicker recall.
Super Mover: be a super mover and get active while you learn. Follow the link to practise your times tables or SPaG. www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/supermovers
SATs Revision: check out the following links for SATs Revision too - BBC Bitesize SATs Revision