Starting back in September 2020

For children who do not have any siblings in school, their start time will be 9.10am, lining up on the left hand side of the barrier gate. The finish time will be 3.10pm, where you can collect your child from the pathway down Beech Close at the front of school. Your child will be escorted when crossing the road to meet you. For all other Year 5 children, the start time will be slightly different and this will be on your individual letter that was sent out on 10.07.20. These staggered start and finish times are in place to minimise congestion and contact with other bubbles of children.

 

ATTENTION ALL HARRY POTTER FANS: Daniel Radcliffe (the actor who played Harry Potter in the films) reads chapter one of Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone here: https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-the-boy-who-lived?utm_medium=fb&utm_source=wbstl&utm_campaign=hpah-video-chap1 

 

For how to access home learning please click the links below:

Learning at Home (How to set up Gmail and access Twinkl Go)

How to set up Google Classroom

Extra work you may find interesting whilst at home

A great free app for you to try

Guardians of Ancora is a wonderful free game for children to download and play. It is based on Bible stories and includes lots of elements that children will love, where they can run, jump and explore as a character from the Bible, play exciting quizzes and watch and listen to Bible stories. 

It is suitable for both Apple and Android tablets or smartphones, and you can find more about it here: https://guardiansofancora.com/ 

 

Monday 25th to Friday 29th is half term Tolkiens, so I won't be putting work on here for you to do. I won't be setting work on google classroom either, but  let's stay in touch with each other as much as we can on our classroom page, it is always lovely to see what you are all up to! 

Love from Mrs Waterhouse x

 

Work for Thursday 15th July

Have a tremendous Thursday Tolkiens!

It's the last Thursday of term so let's work our socks off before a well earned Summer break. 

The Oak National Academy system will not run any longer this term as they have started their summer break. 

    There's a lovely dance lesson on today's bitesize all themed on Mad Hatter's tea party! 

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons

    Keep on keeping on! 

    Love from Mrs Waterhouse

     

    Work for Tuesday 14th July

    Have a terrific Tuesday Tolkiens!

    It's the last Tuesday of term so let's work our socks off before a well earned Summer break. 

    The Oak National Academy system will not run any longer this term as they have started their summer break. 

      There's a great English lesson on Legends on today's Bitesize so have a go and remember to try your best!

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons

      Keep on keeping on! 

      Love from Mrs Waterhouse

       

      Work for Monday 13th July

      Have a marvelous - last Monday of term - Tolkiens!

      Let's get our brains in gear

      The Oak National Academy system will not run any longer this term as they have started their summer break. 

        Bitesize is still available though, so have a go at all the sessions on today's planner. 

        https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons

        Keep on trucking! 

        Love from Mrs Waterhouse

        Work for Thursday 9th July

        Have a terrific Thursday Tolkiens!

        Let's get cracking. 

        We are continuing with the Oak Academy learning tasks, and I'm not posting an additional project on google classroom just yet, but watch this space...

        Here are your Oak Academy learning tasks for today: 

        https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-5

        Try the maths session on bitesize as it is all about translation (and I don't mean from a different language)!

        https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons

        Good luck with your work, keep positive, and remember you can always catch up with me on google classroom.

        Love from Mrs Waterhouse x

        Work for Wednesday 8th July

        Have a wonderful Wednesday Tolkiens!

        Let's get cracking. 

        We are continuing with the Oak Academy learning tasks, and I'm not posting an additional project on google classroom just yet, but watch this space...

        Here are your Oak Academy learning tasks for today: 

        https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-5

        Try the drama session on today's bitesize! 

        https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons

        Good luck with your work, keep positive, and remember you can always catch up with me on google classroom.

        Love from Mrs Waterhouse x

         

        Work for Tuesday 7th July

        Have a tremendous Tuesday Tolkiens!

        Let's get cracking. 

        We are continuing with the Oak Academy learning tasks, and I'm not posting an additional project on google classroom just yet, but watch this space...

        Here are your Oak Academy learning tasks for today: 

        https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-5

        Try this lovely session on surrealism in today's Bitesize! 

        https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons

        Good luck with your work, keep positive, and remember you can always catch up with me on google classroom.

        Love from Mrs Waterhouse x

         

        Work for Friday 3rd July

        Have a fabulous Friday Tolkiens!

        Let's get cracking. 

        We are continuing with the Oak Academy learning tasks, and I'm not posting an additional project on google classroom just yet, but watch this space...

        Here are your Oak Academy learning tasks for today: 

        https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-5

        Try the weekly maths challenge on bitesize today, and don't forget to let me know how you get on!

        https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons

        Good luck with your work, keep positive, and remember you can always catch up with me on google classroom.

        Love from Mrs Waterhouse x

        Work for Thursday 2nd July

        Have a tremendous Thursday Tolkiens!

        Let's get cracking. 

        We are continuing with the Oak Academy learning tasks, and I'm not posting an additional project on google classroom just yet, but watch this space...

        Here are your Oak Academy learning tasks for today: 

        https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-5

        Fancy learning some German? Try today's language session on bitesize! 

        https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons

        Good luck with your work, keep positive, and remember you can always catch up with me on google classroom.

        Love from Mrs Waterhouse x

        Work for Wednesday 1st July

        Have a wonderful WednesdayTolkiens!

        Let's get cracking. 

        We are continuing with the Oak Academy learning tasks, and I'm not posting an additional project on google classroom just yet, but watch this space...

        Here are your Oak Academy learning tasks for today: 

        https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-5

        There's an exciting lesson on the Galapagos islands on bitesize today, hope you enjoy it!

        https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons

        Good luck with your work, keep positive, and remember you can always catch up with me on google classroom.

        Love from Mrs Waterhouse x

         

        Work for Tuesday 30th June

        Have a terrific Tuesday Tolkiens!

        Let's get cracking. 

        We are continuing with the Oak Academy learning tasks, and I'm not posting an additional project on google classroom just yet, but watch this space...

        Here are your Oak Academy learning tasks for today: 

        https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-5

        Linking to the Galapagos islands that you explored yesterday, check out this session on evolution on today's bitesize!

        https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons

        Good luck with your work, keep positive, and remember you can always catch up with me on google classroom.

        Love from Mrs Waterhouse x

        Work for Monday 29th June

        Have a magnificent Monday Tolkiens!

        Well, can you believe there's only three weeks left of term?

        We are continuing with the Oak Academy learning tasks, and will be continuing with our project on historical fiction which is on google classroom, so make sure you check it out. 

        Here are your Oak Academy learning tasks for today: 

        https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-5

        You should all be great at today's English session on bitesize today - it's all about how we use comedy to good effect in our writing! 

        https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons

        Good luck with your work, keep positive, and remember you can always catch up with me on google classroom.

        Love from Mrs Waterhouse x

        Work for Friday 26th June

        Have a fabulous Friday Tolkiens!

        It's the last day of the week for online learning, so let's get our thinking caps on before the weekend.

        We are continuing with the Oak Academy learning tasks, and will be continuing with our project on historical fiction which is on google classroom, so make sure you check it out. 

        Here are your Oak Academy learning tasks for today: 

        https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-5/ 

        There's more Shakespeare today on bitesize - today's Friday book club is Macbeth! 

        https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons

        Good luck with your work, keep positive, and remember you can always catch up with me on google classroom.

        Love from Mrs Waterhouse x

        Work for Thursday 25th June

        Have a tremendous Thursday Tolkiens!

        Let's get on with our learning. 

        We are continuing with the Oak Academy learning tasks, and will be continuing with our project on historical fiction which is on google classroom, so make sure you check it out. 

        Here are your Oak Academy learning tasks for today: 

        https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-5/ 

        Get prepared for Year 6 with today's bitesize lesson on Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night'

        https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons

        Good luck with your work, keep positive, and remember you can always catch up with me on google classroom.

        Love from Mrs Waterhouse x

         

        Work for Wednesday 24th June

        Have a wonderful Wednesday Tolkiens!

        Let's get on with our learning. 

        We are continuing with the Oak Academy learning tasks, and will be continuing with our project on historical fiction which is on google classroom, so make sure you check it out. 

        Here are your Oak Academy learning tasks for today: The PSHE lesson on Black Lives Matter is very important! 

        https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-5/ 

        Write a 24 word short story for National Writing Day challenge on bitesize today! 

        https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons

        Good luck with your work, keep positive, and remember you can always catch up with me on google classroom.

        Love from Mrs Waterhouse x

        Work for Tuesday 23rd June

        Have a tremendous Tuesday Tolkiens!

        Let's get on with our learning. 

        We are continuing with the Oak Academy learning tasks, and will be continuing with our project on historical fiction which is on google classroom, so make sure you check it out. 

        Here are your Oak Academy learning tasks for today: The PSHE lesson on Black Lives Matter is very important! 

        https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-5/ 

        Have a go at the fun quiz on Florida in today's geography lesson on bitesize!

        https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons

        Good luck with your work, keep positive, and remember you can always catch up with me on google classroom.

        Love from Mrs Waterhouse x

         

         

         

        Work for Monday 22nd June

        What a marvelous Monday Tolkiens!

        Hope you have had a lovely weekend and are ready for another week of online learning. 

        We are continuing with the Oak Academy learning tasks, and will be continuing with our project on historical fiction which is on google classroom, so make sure you check it out. 

        Here are your Oak Academy learning tasks for today: The PSHE lesson on Black Lives Matter is very important! 

        https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-5/ 

        There's a lovely lesson on the Kingdom of Benin on Bitesize; I'm sure you will enjoy it! 

        https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons

        Good luck with your work, keep positive, and remember you can always catch up with me on google classroom.

        Love from Mrs Waterhouse x

        Work for Friday 19th June

        Have a fantastic Friday Tolkiens!

        Let's get started. 

        We are continuing with the Oak Academy learning tasks, and there will be a brand new project posted on google classroom - so keep a look out for that! 

        Here are your Oak Academy learning tasks for today:

        https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-5/ 

        There's a very useful session on computer safety on today's bitesize. Make sure you understand what it teaches you. 

        https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons

        Good luck with your work, keep positive, and remember you can always catch up with me on google classroom.

        Love from Mrs Waterhouse x

        Work for Thursday 18th June

        Have a tremendous Thursday Tolkiens!

        Let's get started. 

        We are continuing with the Oak Academy learning tasks, and there will be a brand new project posted on google classroom - so keep a look out for that! 

        Here are your Oak Academy learning tasks for today:

        https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-5/ 

        There's a great lesson on making structures stronger in D&T on bitesize

        https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons

        Good luck with your work, keep positive, and remember you can always catch up with me on google classroom.

        Love from Mrs Waterhouse x

        Work for Wednesday 17th June

        Have a wonderful Wednesday Tolkiens!

        Let's get started. 

        We are continuing with the Oak Academy learning tasks, and there will be a brand new project posted on google classroom - so keep a look out for that! 

        Here are your Oak Academy learning tasks for today:

        https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-5/ 

        Those of you who love a good poem will really like the English lesson on bitesize today; let me know how you get on.

        https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons

        Good luck with your work, keep positive, and remember you can always catch up with me on google classroom.

        Love from Mrs Waterhouse x

         

         

        Work for Tuesday 16th June

        Happy Tuesday Tolkiens!

        Let's get started. 

        We are continuing with the Oak Academy learning tasks, and there will be a brand new project posted on google classroom - so keep a look out for that! 

        Here are your Oak Academy learning tasks for today:

        https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-5/ 

        Those of you who love a good poem will really like the English lesson on bitesize today; let me know how you get on.

        https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons

        Good luck with your work, keep positive, and remember you can always catch up with me on google classroom.

        Love from Mrs Waterhouse x

        Work for Monday 15th June

        Good morning Tolkiens!

        Welcome to a new week of online learning.

        We are continuing with the Oak Academy learning tasks, and please remember to check in on google classroom to let me know how you are getting on with your volcano project. 

        Here are your Oak Academy learning tasks for today:

        Road Safety

        Please click the link to find out some road safety information 

        https://spark.adobe.com/page/WeWyxxGFZiZIf/


        Keep safe everyone!

        For BMBC's road safety information  for children, copy this link below:

        https://spark.adobe.com/page/SgsyzaWELREZT/

         

        Curriculum Information 2019/2020:

        Autumn 1 Tolkien 2019

        Autumn 2 Tolkien 2019

        Spring 1 Tolkien 2020

        Spring 2 Tolkien 2020

         

        War Poetry

        The class were working hard on annotating the war poem Anthem for Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen. They were working out the meaning of each line so they could understand the poem better! They worked hard on Flanders Field earlier in the week also! The focus on these lessons have been amazing!

         

        First Jigsaw Lesson

        The class really enjoyed their first Jigsaw (PSHE) lesson today. Focusing on how cultural differences can sometimes cause conflict and racism. The children were great and had some amazing responses, they enjoyed using Jez and Jerrie the cat.‬

          

        Handwriting fantastic!

        We are working extremely hard to improve our handwriting in all subjects. We wonder who will be the first to get a pen license!

         

        The Christmas Truce

        This morning in our English lesson we acted out the Christmas Truce so we could start to see how it would have been for the soldiers in WW1 and how they may have felt. 

                                   

        Remembrance Display

        For the half term homework the children were asked to design something for our remembrance display. We were amazed with the pieces the children brought in. Here are a few of them. We can't wait for the rest to be returned so we can complete our display in our cloakroom.

           

        Harvest Time

        We have been working extremely hard this week on our piece of Harvest work that we will be presenting at the church service on Friday 25th October! We do hope you enjoy them and appreciate all the time and effort we have put into our poems.

           

        Our Solar System

        We are learning about 'Our Solar System' in science and today we have been learning about three of histories astronomers - what they believed the Universe was like amazed us all - some of the theories made us laugh - ask us what we have learnt. You might be amazed yourself! 

          

        Staying Safe online

        We have been learning about our online identities - what we should share and what we should keep private. We've discussed the dangers of sharing too much information online, befriending people we don't actually know and how we can have fun online but stay safe at the same time. The class are working hard on their own internet safety booklets for others to use. Great work Tolkien!

         

        Team building in Tolkien

        Class Tolkien have been working hard on improving their teamwork skills, so in PE Mr Modest has being setting the class tasks to do in teams. The amount of encouragement and support the children are starting to give one another is wonderful to see. Class Tolkien are really making Mrs Waterhouse and Miss Weldon very proud.  

        Maths Challenge

        Our Maths group in Tolkien have being challenging each other to a 6 times table shoot out. The children are getting better each day we do this. Challenge them if you dare!!!

         

        CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

        Class Tolkien have been working hard in our History lessons learning all about Crime and Punishment. They have been focusing on how criminals were punished 800 years ago!! See if they can tell you how women were treated if they were suspected of being a witch and why they were punished the way they were.

          

        A FANTASTIC START!

        Well done to all of the children in Class Tolkien everyone has settled in well and are working really hard for Mrs. Waterhouse and Miss. Weldon. We are working on our class focus of kindness and respect for each other. We hope to be super stars at staying Evergreen this year.

        Curriculum Information 2018/2019:

        Summer 2 Class LH 2019

        Summer 1  Class LH 2019

        Spring 2 Class LH 2019

        Spring 1 Class LH 2019

        Autumn 2 Class LH 2018

        Autumn 1 Class LH 2018

         

         

        Our favourite books and authors…

        This week in Year 5 we have been discussing our favourite books and authors. We have looked at lots of different genres and spoken about which are our favourite and why. Some children completed a book review for their favourite book for our ‘Recommendation Wall’, myself and Miss Tate have put up our recommendations too. These will be changed each half term so that the children can use it to help them when choosing a new book and perhaps persuade them to try out a different genre. We are also building a class book tower to see how many books we read collectively over the year. We are hoping to reach the ceiling soon!   

        Viking artefacts

        On Friday 12th October Year 5 had a Visit from Mr Wike who brought in lots of  Viking artefacts in. He showed us many different things like the armour and weapons Vikings would have used and what they would have used to cook and eat their meals. The children were able to try on the different clothes and armour and handle many of the different artefacts. The children had lots of questions that they wanted to ask Mr Wike and he was able to answer them. We learned lots of new facts about the Vikings. A big thank you to Mr Wike for visiting our class.  

        Viking Coins

        This week in art we have been sketching Viking Coins. We were lucky enough to have some Viking coins brought into school so that we could look at the coins closely and feel them. We were very surprised by how light and thin the coins were compared to our coins today. The coins were used to help us to capture the fine detail of the coins when sketching.

        Here are some of our sketches.

         

         

        Welcome to Class LH

        Welcome to Year 5.

        I am really excited to be your child’s class teacher and part of Brierley Church of England School.

        As your child moves into upper Key Stage 2, we will be focusing on developing the exceptional skills which they have already acquired, with a particular focus on their independence; developing them into mature and confident learners.

        Our Christian Values will continue to be focus throughout the year and will underpin all we do in Year 5.

        The Year 5 team includes Miss Harker (class teacher) and  Miss Tate (support staff) 

        We are all more than happy to help you and your child so please feel free contact anyone of us at any time in order for us to provide you with as much support as possible.

        We have had a fantastic and positive start to the year so far, the children have really impressed me with not only their Maths and Literacy skills but also with their level of maturity and teamwork in the classroom.

        We made a great start with our topic this week and we will be exploring and finding out more interesting facts about Vikings next week.  

        PE will be on Mondays and Thursdays this year.

        Supporting your child with completing homework each week and also reading regularly will really help with their development and ensure they are on track for Year 5.

        Thank you for all your support,

        Miss Harker
        Class Teacher

         

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