We know that this is a difficult time for families, access to devices might be restricted due to multiple needs within your family. Therefore we are not setting any work that needs to be completed and sent back into school. We would however encourage you to create a routine for your child. This could include time where your child continues to focus on practising and rehearsing their basic skills. We have provided some links to websites below that you might find useful for this. In addition to this children will also get a lot out of the following activities:
A child friendly leaflet to share with your child is uploaded below. You can also access Mindup activities here: https://mindup.org.uk/mindup-activities/ which would be useful for your child at home.
Also look at the links below for how to talk to your child about coronavirus:
Adding and subtracting fractions: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhdwxnb/articles/z9n4k7h
Fractions and decimals games: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/fractions-and-decimals
How quick and accurate are you at your times tables?: https://ttrockstars.com/
Maths home learning packages: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/
Year 5 Maths Revision Pack: (see PDF saved below, answers also) – Please work through pages 1-14. All other pages haven’t been taught yet, but using Year 4 knowledge you can attempt to work through the additional pages. Answers are included.
Diaries, Samuel Pepys: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z7d7gwx/articles/zhgxcqt
Images for creative writing: https://www.onceuponapicture.co.uk/
Videos to inspire writing: https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html
You could use one of the pictures or videos to inspire and write a diary entry. Some children started using the video 'Ruin' to write theirs (from the Literacy Shed).
Resources for English language learning: https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find
Spring English Activity Booklet: You can work through the booklet at your own pace (see PDF below, answers also). All skills have been taught, so it should be revision for the you. Answers are included. Good luck!
Free eBooks for ages 3-11: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/
Free children’s classics eBooks: https://www.researchify.co.uk/audiobooks.html
Reading comprehension practice: (see PDFs saved below). Give yourself approx. 20-30 minutes to complete the Easter themed one.
The assessment booklet has 3 sections - each should take around 20 minutes each. You can do this over a series of days, together and have fun with it. Answers are provided.
Forces: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/znmmn39 - You could try and create an experiment based on forces like this one: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/terrific-scientific/KS2/zjwrjhv
Free science lessons: https://mysteryscience.com
Geography gaming: https://world-geography-games.com/world.html
Geography games: https://world-geography-games.com/world.html
Mixed curriculum areas
Wide range of educational videos: https://thekidshouldseethis.com
All sorts of engaging educational videos: https://ed.ted.com
Cool resources online including a PREMIER LEAGUE writing challenge: https://plprimarystars.com/news/home-learning-activities-school-closures
https://my.uso.im/ - you can continue to blog (in a safe domain) and communicate with each other. You have logins. You can comment on each others blogs too!
Computing games: https://blockly.games/
Purplemash: https://www.purplemash.com/sch/fielding can you design a game and then maybe share it wirh others? There's lots of great resources on here too Mashcams are fun!
Try building a wind turbine: https://ourpastimes.com/how-to-make-a-wind-turbine-model-for-kids-out-of-recycled-material-12361813.html
Good, free art activities: ttps://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/
Go Noodle – Dancing, strength and mindfulness videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2YBT7HYqCbbvzu3kKZ3wnw
Mindup and Yoga
Cosmic Yoga: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
Try Mindup daily exercises with your families - make a glitter bottle or have a brain break:
Try watching a short French animation or video clip every day or play an on-line French game. There are so many engaging and carefully selected resources available on our school website which will help children to keep children tuned into their French learning. Tivi5 Monde is particularly popular and animations are updated daily. Click here for our French page.
It is important to look after your physical and mental health during this difficult time and staying physically active is a great way of doing that. Although many of us are practising social distancing and staying at home more than we may do normally, there are still lots of things you can do at home to keep your physical activity levels up. Below are 2 very good resources to get you started. Please let Mr Thomas know via email if you have any questions or suggestions.
For the coming months we are also going to change the criteria for our Fielding Sporting Stars page on the website. We want to see videos or photos of what you are doing at home in order to stay active. It could be taking part in one of the ideas below, doing some cosmic yoga or a fitness video online or absolutely anything else. https://www.fieldingprimary.com/fielding-sporting-stars/
Also keep an eye out for the new ‘Fielding’s Always Active’ Challenge which will be coming soon to the website.
Stay active and stay healthy.
‘Real PE at home includes an online programme which supports families to be active, play and learn together. It includes a programme specifically for children in Early Years and Key Stage 1 with 12 themes, 6 areas, over 250 activities and challenges and 1000s of hours of fun and activity. This programme is also great for family play and fun.
It also includes a programme for children in Key Stage 2, with daily and weekly guidance provided for both programmes (starting from next week) in addition to an option to choose your own themes and activities.
https://plprimarystars.com/news/home-learning-activities-school-closures - ‘Maths, English, Physical Activity and Health and Wellbeing for Key Stage 1 (5-7 year-olds) and Key Stage 2 (7-11 year-olds), with fun activities to keep children active and learning at home’
Cooking all recipes are below.
Every Friday we will continue to upload ideas on this page with links to good websites. If you have any suggestions of great websites/resources, please email Miss Calver.
All resources for maths can be found here:
There are lots of useful documents below. All assessments that children have set (at the beginning and end of each unit) are uploaded below. The rest of the year's assessments can be found under assessment:
Each fortnight we will be working through the units from the Year 5 Read Write Inc spelling programme. Six words will follow a spelling pattern from the programme and six words will come from the Year 5/6 statutory words list (which can be found in your child's reading record). There will be a short assessment of 20 words each half term in order for the children to recap on the words learnt in the spelling units.
The words this fortnight are:
Please continue to practice spellings. They are in your Reading Journal. See fun ways to learn spellings below.
All spelling patterns are in your child's green Read, Write Inc book.
These are the underlying principles of our Visible Learning approach to teaching and learning at Fielding. They are important components within our assessment structure, which pupils are very much a part of.
The principles that underpin our assessment system are:
Every child can achieve: teachers at Fielding have the mindset, ‘What do I need to do next to enable a child in my class to achieve?’
Objectives from the National Curriculum are used as the expectations for all children.
Pupils will make age appropriate progress from their different starting points – 12 months in 12 months, more for those who need to 'close the gap' to reach age related expectations.
Teachers are experts at assessment - assessment is effectively used to ensure the correct scaffolding is built into lessons to ensure all children achieve.
Books home, at least once each term your child will come home with their English and maths books, ready to share their progress with you, You will have an opportunity to make comments on this to share with your child and the class teacher.
Top education researchers tell us that homework has minimal impact for primary age pupils, unless it requires children to rehearse and practise. We have therefore adapted our routines to reflect this. The routines for children in this year group are as follows:
You will be able to see achievement and progress through the dictation and times tables challenge sheets going home weekly. You will also be able to witness progress through class exercise books for English and maths being sent home at least once during every term as well as at parent consultation meetings.
The English team in school have worked hard to identify 40 appropriately challenging books for the children in year 5. The recommended reading lists contain 40 age-appropriate books for children in Year 5 which will capture the children's imagination. The lists contain colour-bands and a description of the books so that the children are able to 'cherry-pick' their favourites according to their book-band level and their personal interests.
While it is not compulsory for the children to read these books, it is highly recommended as it will deepen your child's inference, retrieval and vocabulary skills while also strengthening their love for reading.
While it is NOT compulsory there are school wide incentives - At the end of each half-term, teachers will award bronze, silver and gold certificates in reward assembly to pupils who have read a set number of books from their year group list AND completed a short reading response activity in their reading records (where possible).
Ideas for these short reading responses might be any one of the following;
- Describing settings and characters from the story
- Identifying possible alternative endings
- Predicting what might be in a sequel (the next book if the story was carried on)
- Summarising the story in 6 bullet points
- Writing a book review
If you have any queries or questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher.
The Year Five Team
Times Tables Rockstars!
Times Tables Rockstars is a online programme we have introduced to encourage children to have fun with multiplication facts while improving fluency, recall and speed. Children can access it in their own time on any IOS, Android or Windows device.
Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of times tables practice. This programme has very successfully boosted times tables recall speed for hundreds of thousands of pupils over the last 7 years in over 4500 schools - both primary and secondary - worldwide.
Incorrect answers are always immediately corrected in front of your child so that they start to associate the correct answer to every question. The clever code behind the scenes works out which times tables facts each child is consistently taking longer to answer and then it gradually starts to present these facts more frequently until they have mastered them. It will also ask related division questions 20% of the time in order to reinforce division facts.
No, this is to supplement the times tables challenge, giving children a fun way to practise and challenge themselves.
From June 2020, all pupils at the end of year 4 in England will take an online multiplication tables check .The national curriculum specifies that pupils at this stage should be able to recall the multiplication tables up to and including 12x12.
The check aims to support pupils to master multiplication skills, which are essential for future success in mathematics. It will help to identify pupils who have not yet mastered this mathematical concept, so additional support can be provided.
Log in here: https://ttrockstars.com/login, use your child'd details that came home at the end of the Summer Term, lost them? Speak to your child's class teacher.
Children should know all times tables by the end of Year 4. Please encourage children to practice with games, songs and play. Many resources can be found online.