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Willaston Church of England Primary School

Willaston School Year Five

 

The situation we are all facing at the moment is full of uncertainty but I really hope you are all still smiling and are keeping safe. Schools are closed for the majority of the children, but we can still carry on learning at home as much as we can, as well as use this opportunity to spend valuable time with our families doing the things that we love doing together. This term, for as long as schools remain closed, we will send activities for each subject on a weekly basis. There will be plenty of things for you to do, however you do not need to stress about completing all the tasks. The main thing at the moment, above all, is to keep safe and stay happy. Hopefully we will all be back together soon. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy your home learning activities.

English

This term in English, as part of your home learning, you will be recapping on adverbials of time, place and number, including fronted adverbials; expanded noun phrases to make our writing more descriptive and relative clauses using a variety of relative pronouns. We will then carry on consolidating the use of different punctuation to indicate parenthesis as well as the use of dashes and semi-colons. Since we cannot start a new read to write book, we will be using the ones that we have already read in class all together. This will help you with your writing. Keep reading a wide variety of books at home as you will also receive different tasks every week which you can do using your books from home. You will also have opportunities to practise your handwriting and your speaking and listening skills.

Maths

In Maths, during your home learning, some of the things you will learn include percentages and how to represent those percentages as fractions and decimals; adding and subtracting decimal numbers; converting between different units metric measure; measuring and calculating the perimeter and area of shapes; estimating volume; properties of shapes and drawing and measuring angles.

Science

In Science, we will learn about living things and their habitats. This will include describing the differences and similarities between the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird. You will find out about the work of naturalists and animal behaviourists, for example, David Attenborough and Jane Goodall. You will also describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals. including sexual and asexual reproduction in plants and sexual reproduction in animals. Our next science topic will be “animals including humans”. Through this topic you will describe the changes as humans develop through all age. You will draw a timeline to indicate stages in the growth and development of humans and will learn about the changes experienced in puberty.

Geography

In Geography this term you will learn about your local area and some of the buildings in our village. You will also learn about the environmental regions, physical and human characteristics in North and South America as well as their main countries and mayor cities.

History

In History, we will be learning about our local area and our heritage. We will also be doing some activities related to VE Day (Victory in Europe) and we will recap on some important facts about WWII. This year we celebrate VE Day's 75th Anniversary so it is important that we have a good knowledge of this important event in our history.


Forest School

In Forest school we always bring our learning outside and use our amazing outdoor space to enhance our learning in the classroom, as well as enjoying a nice hot chocolate and a good fire! Last term, we created pulleys to support our science topic-forces. For ideas of activities to do that follow a curriculum similar to forest school with Mr Ellinson, please, follow the links on the home learning tab.In Art we will be doing activities linked to Religious Education and Islamic culture. We will also do Design Technology and have a look at some North and South American recipes. We have already done textiles and created beautiful cushions and we have used CAM mechanisms to create a moving toy, therefore this term we will spend a little bit more time cooking. We all enjoyed our cooking workshop last term making Shakespearean meals so this term we will carry on developing our cooking skills!


Art
In Art we will be doing activities linked to Religious Education and Islamic culture. We will also do Design Technology and have a look at some North and South American recipes. We have already done textiles and created beautiful cushions and we have used CAM mechanisms to create a moving toy, therefore this term we will spend a little bit more time cooking. We all enjoyed our cooking workshop last term making Shakespearean meals so this term we will carry on developing our cooking skills!

Computing

Computing activities will be found on your home learning grids too. You will be able to log into your Code Studio account like you would in school and carry on developing your coding skills. This term we will use google earth to locate North and South America and their main countries and cities. We will also be using technology to great graphs to show data and we will keep recapping on the important of staying safe online and while using social media.


RE

As part of your home learning for Religious Education, this term you will learn about Islam, how Muslims show community is important in practice and how faith is expressed through every day’s life. You will also learn why the five pillars are important to Muslims. As always, we will show respect and understanding of other religions and celebrate our similarities and differences.

PSHE

In PSHE we are always thinking about ways to keep ourselves safe and how we can look after our well-being. We need to carry on thinking about this during our time at home with our families. Remember some of the breathing techniques we have learnt in school through “myHappymind”. You can do this at home too if you feel a little worried or anxious. Remember how important it is to talk to your family about your worries. Sharing our thoughts and feelings can be very helpful.

As part of “myHappymind”, we will start our next module: relate. This module is all about understanding how we deepen our relationships with others. We will be doing this by understanding and celebrating our differences. Our next and last module this year will be “engage”. In this module you will be learning all about how you can use everything you have learnt to feel good and then do good.

Try your best with your home learning activities but most importantly, keep smiling. 

Drop-In

Drop-in sessions are usually held every Monday, between 3.15pm and 3.45pm for you to discuss with me any concerns you may have. Obviously there will be no drop-in sessions until we are back in school. However, if you have any updates from children, their work or they just want to say hello, I’m more than happy for you to get in touch. I look forward to hearing about your time away from school when we return and can’t wait to find out about all the exciting activities that have taken place.

Stay safe, look after yourselves and your families and we will see each other again soon.

Thank you for your continued support.

Miss Garcia

 

The staff at Willaston C of E Primary School are missing their pupils and the entire School community, so here are some little messages from them all.

Easter message
 from Mrs Chambers
Mrs Lamb's 
Easter Story 
Message from Mr Graham
Miss Hughes reading 
Monkey Puzzle.
Mr Ellinson's Forest School At Home 
virtual bunch of flowers, rainbow of hope,  recycled bird feederThe Happy Tree

Mrs Chambers
 'Respect' Assembly
Mrs Chambers 
'Compassion' Assembly.

Miss Bell (and Buddy) reading 
There's A Snake In My School by David Walliams
Just a few words to say 
'hello' and we are thinking of you all
Miss Hull's Challenge
Value Ambassadors'Perseverance' Assembly
Miss Chapman reading a story about a Rainbow
Revd Bazely's 'Creation' Assembly

Home Learning w/c March 202020th April27th April, 4th May, 11th May, 18th May

Sending best wishes to everyone.

Take care and keep safe. 

Please come back soon!

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