Week beginning Monday 18th January
Hello Year 5. Well done for last week, it was lovely to see you all in our Zoom lessons. Thank you for being there on time for the sessions - it really does help for them to run smoothly if you're all there at the start. Keep up all the hard work you are doing at home and don't forget to send me any work you are proud of - it's great to see what you are up to!
Thanks so much to all the mums and dads - I know you are all doing everything you can to support home learning whilst balancing and dealing with a million other things as well. If your child is not in school I will give you a quick ring again on Mon or Tues afternoon. In the meantime if I can do anything at all or you have any questions, please email me at email@example.com
A couple of changes for this week:
Zoom lessons - these will link to activities in you CGP book for Maths/Reading/Grammar. These should be fairly quick activities. Please still do the other Maths and English from the website - it's especially important to keep reading and writing regularly.
Please remember to log in to TT Rockstars for our battles against Year 4 and Year 5 on Wednesday and Thursday at 9:30am - we need everyone to get involved to help us win!!
As always, please do what you can at home with regards to home learning, be kind to yourselves and don't worry about the things you can't do. Look after yourselves and take care,
Please make sure that your Zoom settings display your first & last name. This is so all staff can be sure they are letting the appropriate person into the meeting. Thank you.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the zoom sessions today. An email has been set out which I will copy at the bottom of this which hopefully should help the sessions run as smoothly as possible.
For the English and Maths sessions at 10am and 11am you may have your camera on at the start of the session if you wish so that we can say hello and I can check you can all see/hear. Please then turn off your camera and microphone as the lesson starts. We may put them back on at the end of the session (again optional) but please wait until you are instructed to do so.
For the PSHE and story sessions it would be helpful if you could join with your camera on but microphone off each time.
The zoom sessions will usually have a link to the English/Maths tasks for that day however it does not mean that pupils have to wait until after the lessons to complete the online work for the day.
Timetable Reminder: Mon - Fri Eng & Maths - 10am and 11am
Thurs & Fri PSHE & Story 1:15pm
Extract from letter to parents 11/01/21
1. Sign in with your child's name - we cannot admit anyone we do not know.
2. Put your child on mute. If the teacher mute's the whole class, please do not mess with this.
3. Video on at the beginning. Your teacher will tell you if they want it on or off.
4. No 'chatting' with the facility during the session. This is learning time and you should be concentrating.
5. It is a lesson. No eating, messing about on screen, showing animals, chatting to parents and if it is not your session (as a sibling) then please do not photo bomb the session. You will have work to do.
Welcome to Year 5!
This is the place where you will find out about what we have been up to in class, information about work and routines and also pictures of our fab pupils learning.
The page should contain all of the information you should need throughout the year and includes a box where you can contact school if you have any questions. We hope you enjoy looking through and seeing what your children have been up to and also
that you find the resources provided helpful and useful.
We have made a good start to the year all together as a class and look forward to all the learning experiences which are yet to come!
Mr Klee & Mrs Millington
Hello everyone. Regrettably it has become necessary for us to use the Home Schooling section of the web-page for those pupils who are unable to attend school over the coming weeks. I will be teaching the same lessons in class for the pupils attending school so when we do reunite as a class, everyone will have covered the same learning.
The English and Maths lessons follow on from one another so it is important to do the work in the order that it is set out on the website. We have all done Monday's work for this week in class - except for the English. Please therefore do Monday's English work on Tues 5th Jan - it will be in the tab for Tuesday - and continue to work a day behind through the week. I have only set one task for the afternoon. The History work on Wednesday however is designed to be dipped into over the course of the week and can be done at any point during the week.
The work set is pitched at a Year 5 standard. Pupils may find some of it challenging and may need support. I have tried to add some suggestions as to how some of the tasks can be adapted where possible. If pupils are finding an activity too difficult, please do not worry. I know also that many of you will be balancing working with home schooling and I know first hand some of the challenges that brings. It is vital that children continue to work but please be kind to yourselves and do as much as you can and don't worry about the things that you can't.
In addition to the work posted, some of the most useful things pupils can do daily are reading and Times Table Rockstars.
I will post more information on here during the week. If you have any questions please use the email to contact me. I will be in school teaching all mornings and most afternoons but will respond as promptly as I am able to. Thank you for your continued support,
I hope you and your families stay safe and well,
If you have any questions about the home learning, please fill in the form below.
In October we took part in UK parliament week. We learned what Parliament is, all about the House of Commons and even got the chance to ask write and ask some questions to our local MP Anthony Higinbotham with Year 6 who joined us for an online Q & A session. We were extremely proud of some of the brilliant questions which the children asked and I know some parents got involved and helped with so me questions too which was brilliant! Anthony didn’t get an easy ride. Some of the questions he was asked included:
Do you agree with Boris Johnson that children should not receive free school meals in half term?
What have you done to help the people of Burnley?
How will you help create more jobs and opportunities for the people of Burnley?
Why is your government spending £100,000,000 on a railway line instead of protecting the environment?
How are you helping the poorer people of Burnley and what can we do at school to help?
Do you think that politics should be taught in school as part of the curriculum so that when children are old enough to vote we will actually know what we are voting for?
These are just a small selection of questions asked by Years 5 & 6 and Anthony answered every one. We are grateful for his time and look forward to him joining us in school when we are able to to ask him some more questions!