Welcome to Year 5 - Hawks!
Welcome to the Hawks!
Hawks is a Year 5 class full of children who are happy, hardworking, enthusiastic and full of fun!
I am Miss Galvin and I am the class teacher. Mrs Roe works with us every morning.
Home Learning activities can be found in the section at the bottom of this page. Please try to complete the Maths and English activity and read each day. There is also a list of online resources that the children will enjoy using for extra challenges and fun activities. We have set up a class email address for the children and parents to use to say hello, let me know what they've been up to and to show me their work.
The most important thing is to stay at home, stay safe, read lots and enjoy this extra family time!
Please take a look in the home learning section for Tuesday's tasks. I have also added an exciting Geography activity that I would like you ALL to complete over the course of this week. Please make sure that you are also logging onto TT Rockstars as often as you can (ideally every day) and playing for five minutes. I am checking each day and the same names keep popping up! I want to say a huge well done to all of those people and I hope that the rest of you will follow their super example and keep practising your times tables. Just five minutes a day will make such a huge difference as you complete the final weeks as Hawks before becoming Year 6 Eagles.
Don't forget, if you would prefer a hard copy pack of work, please ask your parents to ring the school office or email me using our class email address and I will be able to put one together for you.
I want to share with you this fantastic project that Bilal has undertaken whilst he has been at home. He has hydro dipped his Nerf guns and I am very impressed by the skill he has demonstrated. I have also learnt something new myself as I had never heard of hydro dipping so I read all about it on the internet. Thank you for sending this to me Bilal and well done for completing such a creative task!
I wonder if anyone else in our class can wow me with a skill they have learnt whilst they have been at home? I would love to create a gallery full of the Hawks' creativity!
Take care, stay safe and remember that each day that passes is one day closer to us being back together :)
Useful online learning resources
BBC Bitesize - www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize This is a new service set up this week that is offering daily lessons. I have had a look at the Year 5 lessons and the Maths, English and Reading lessons this week would link very well to the units we cover in school. The Music and PSHE lessons this week also look fantastic. If you get through all of the work that I have set and would like another challenge, have a go at these. I would love to hear what you think!
DfE Home Education Resources - Please click this link to find a list of resources that the government have put together to supplement the daily tasks that we are setting for the children. Please make sure you check the key stage as some of the resources are designed for secondary school age children.
The Oak National Academy - https://www.thenational.academy/ This website offers daily lesson videos led by teachers. I have had a look through this week's and they are fantastic. They could be used as extra practice or, if your child would prefer to complete these instead of the Maths and English tasks in the home learning section, then that would be fine. This is a great way for the children to use metacognition and take ownership of their own learning.
Scholastic Learn at Home - https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-prek-k.html (Alternatively you can use google to search for ‘Scholastic Learn at Home’)
This is a website that has been set up specifically for school closures. It has stories and activities based around various different topics that link to your children’s learning. More activities are being added to the site every day.
Step 1: visit www.twinkl.co.uk/offer
Step 2- fill in the 'new to twinkl' form.
Step 3- enter the code CVDTWINKLHELPS
Step 4- search KS2 activities
Five minutes each day will really help the children to remember their times tables.
On this website you will find lots of fun, practical learning activities as well as access to a library of e-books.
www.topmarks.co.uk - fantastic interactive resources linked to the National Curriculum
Audible Audio Books-
stories.audible.com - This site is offering free access to audio books each day during school closures
As the current situation means that the children will be spending more time online to access their learning, here is a useful link about online safety:
History and Geography Learning Tasks
Our Summer Term topic is Benin so the next few weeks will provide a great opportunity to research this African kingdom, as well as recapping our Ancient Greece and Beautiful Blackburn topics.
The websites below provide lots of information and ideas for activities. 3dgeography is particularly good for junk modelling - why not see if you can build the local landmark that you did your Beautiful Blackburn presentation on?