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           And on to Spring 1 Week 2!

Last week didn't start as expected for us all but I really think you rose to the challenge!  It was so lovely to see you engaging with your learning online.  I really enjoyed looking at the work you were submitting.  It was so different to working with you in the class.  Usually, I can see how you're getting on as the lesson progresses but this time I could only see your work once finished - a very different experience for me and probably for you guys, too.  


This week, I'm putting your morning work here on the webpage along with the timetable we are following in class.  If you can try and stick to the same schedule as us, it might help you keep an eye on time so you are not spending too long on any activity.  Remember - if you don't finish something, there is time built into Friday, as always, as finishing off time.  I've tried, where possible, to give you resources that you can type onto instead of having to print everything off, write on then photograph to submit.  Hopefully, this will help a little at home.  


We're trying something new in class this week.  We are going to do some writing based around the book 'The Black Rock'.  There is a link on TEAMS to a series of live lessons for English.  I thought we could try them in class so we are all doing something at the same time.  If you can't make the live lessons, they will be available on the same link. Should be a fun thing to try, especially as it's not me delivering them!  You know how much I avoid being on camera. 



On Tuesday, both Year 5 and 6 will be working on rounding decimals.

Video Links for Lessons

Spring 1 Week 1's Information - just in case


A gentle ease in for our first week back.  



Reading:        Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Grammar:      a review of active and passive voices

Spellings:       words that sound as though they end in '-shul'

Writing:          recalling our knowledge of fairy tales - their characters, morals

                      and key features

Maths:           revision of fractions and beginning to work with decimals and


RE:                Discussing how having faith can help when life gets tough


A message for everyone in Class 5:

For those of you working from home, remember we are still here for you, to answer your queries and give you feedback on your work.  There are some links below so that you can learn alongside those of us in the classroom.


Oak National Academy Lessons

The government backed Oak Academy lessons are free to access on line and will link to subjects we are covering in the work we set.

Click on the link to access the correct year group and then you can see all the subjects available:

Year 5   Year 6

In English, we are looking at fairy tales.  Make a list of the fairy tales or traditional tales that you can remember.  Who are the heroes and villains? Can you recall the story?  Can you identify any similarities between stories?  Do you notice any patterns or rules in them?  Make your notes in a layout of your choice - illustrated, a table, by question. Post online to us a quick snap of your work in Microsoft Teams.


Week 5 Maths links


Wednesday: decimals up to 2 decimal places

Thursday:     decimals as fractions

Friday:          decimals as fractions 



Videos for both year groups

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Spr.6.1.1 - Decimals up to 2 d.p.mp4

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Spring 1 Week 1 Topic Links




Design a circuit of exercises and work your way through them.  Set yourself a length of time for each activity in your                circuit, record your times and repetitions.  Keep your notes/scores and try to better them each week.




And, as always, there's busy work for first thing in the morning!

Take your time and work through everything as carefully as you can.  I'll be checking in with each of you over the week but feel free to email or telephone into school if you need anything before I get to speak to you.


Stay safe and be kind to those around you.


Mrs Greaves