Welcome to the Year 5 Class page.
Our teacher is Mrs Henderson and our teaching assistant is Mrs Steele. During these difficult times we find ourselves working at home and missing each other terribly. I would imagine you are all beginning to run out of tasks to do at home. I will create a pack of materials for you as soon as I can but in the meantime, I will put a creative challenge on our twitter page at regular intervals. Please also check your google account. If you cannot remember your log in, please phone school, someone is there to help you.
Mr O'Dowda has shared a link to a you tube video. Please have a look, and remember as many facts as you can...there will be a quiz next week.
I will post the link to the quiz as soon as it is available. Good Luck.
Home schooling and online resources/activities -
Keep practising your times tables. This is a good site: https://www.mathschase.com.
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Our theme for the first half of the Spring Term is 'Why is the USA so special?' We will be looking at the geography of the USA and about the special people who live or have lived there.
This half term (until the end of February) we will be learning to play the American game of basketball. This will be outside whenever possible, so children will need to bring in trainers and suitable outdoor sports wear eg joggers and a sweatshirt.
We will also be studying line dancing, which is popular in many parts of America.
Homework is given twice weekly. On Tuesday there will be English homework and this is due back on Wednesday.
On Thursday there will be maths homework which is due back on Friday. Each week there will be additional art homework - to sketch a famous American. I can't wait to see who the children choose to draw.
We are just beginning to learn about forces. To get us hooked into this topic, we have experimented with balancing toys. One group made bids from card and looked at how we can make the bird balance on our finger-tip.
The other group made a clown and tried to make it balance on a tight-rope.
We learnt a lot about weight and the centre of gravity and we could confidently talk about what we have noticed.
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