Welcome to Orca Class
Miss Goodwin (Maternity cover) – Year 5 Class Teacher
Mr Rigg – Year 5 Teaching Assistant
Reading at Hendal Primary School
Reading: Our reading resources continue to build upon previous learning stages! Our reading books are organised into coloured bands based on the level of challenge and length of text. We have a wide selection of other books within the coloured bands to ensure children are exposed to a variety of texts with the intention of all children developing a love for reading that will ensure success in adult life.
Welcome to Year 5. Throughout the year your children will learn through the topics;
- Space – To infinity and beyond
- The Terrible Tudors
- The Vile Victorians
- Wild West
- The Rainforest
You can also speak to your class teacher Miss Goodwin for additional information regarding the National Curriculum for Year 5 or click on the link below.
Click the link below for more information including our exciting Topic Launches, Educational Visits, Aspire Afternoons, Parent Partnerships and Finales.
This Half Term
This half term you child’s topic is – Terrible Tudors
Please click on the link below for more information.
What is going on this Term
Topic Launch: The children will be engaging with all things Tudors this term! We will be looking closely at the reign of each of the Monarchs and different aspects of Tudor life. We will even be looking at Tudor art work and creating our own Tudor Portraits in the style of Hans Holbein.
Educational Visit/Visitors: This half term things are a little different so our visits will be virtual. We have a virtual trip to Temple Newsam to study Tudor dress and lifestyles. Also, we have booked a Macbeth performance from the Globe Players which should be fantastic.
Macbeth – Watch our own rendition of Shakespeare’s Macbeth by clicking on the link below, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7KvKmi0RJw&list=PL5Jdh_vuZ22jTIenn7TAfTuM5CtE4hxyY
Things to Remember
Your child should arrive promptly at school for 9.00 am ready to begin morning work. It is paramount that your child is not late as this accumulates lost learning time.
Please send you child with the correct equipment on the following days:
Wednesday – Indoor/Outdoor PE kit
Wednesday – Homework & Spellings are to be handed in
Friday – Indoor/Outdoor PE kit & Homework and Spelling handed out
If you need any support or have any questions regarding how you can support your child’s learning at home or require further resources please speak to you child’s class teacher (Miss Goodwin).
Home reading books should be brought into school every day.
If you need any support or have any questions regarding how you can support your child’s learning at home or require further resources please speak to you child’s class teacher (Mrs Freer).
We welcome any opportunities for parents to share their skills and knowledge.
Please listen to your child read at home at least three times a week and record this in your child’s reading record.
Milk is available to children at a cost of £1.00 per week. Families who are in receipt of low income benefits will qualify for free milk for their child. To register and pay for milk online, please click on the following link; http://www.schoolmilkuk.co.uk/
Please see the School Dinners page or Mrs Brailsford in the school office for more information about our School dinners.
Home Learning w/c 01/03/21
Welcome back everyone. I hope you had a lovely break and are relaxed and ready for learning. You were all absolute superstars last half term and I’m sure you will be again. Keep up the good work!
Quick Reminders: Tasks for each lesson will be put on the school website and in the chat on Teams. If you need to speak to a teacher in lesson time please raise you hand or use the chat function signaled by the message symbol at the top of the Teams page. If parents need to contact a teacher please can they do so by e-mail and we will aim to address any concerns ASAP.
Also could we ask that work is of the highest standard and also of the required length and amount. We expect fantastic effort and presentation in school and we feel this should also be the expectation at home especially for our children in Upper School. When marking work teachers will be looking closely at the same high standards that we look for in school. We want ALL our children to do well and be the absolute best they can be, but this is going to take some absolute teamwork, resilience and perseverance from both us teachers and the children. We can do this! Can’t wait to see all your smiling faces on Teams ready for this next chapter in year 5. Please get in touch if you have any concerns.
Please find below the tasks for each lesson (updated on a morning). These do not need to be printed and can be used on screen to help children to complete their work in the exercise books provided. When the work is completed please e-mail to your teacher at firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP and they will provide feedback which should be shared with children and acted upon.
Monday 22nd February
Maths – Adding Fractions
English – Comprehension
Spelling – Suffixes
PE – Hiit – you will need space to exercise
Tuesday 23rd February
Maths – Adding 3 Fractions
English – Features of a Biography
Topic – British Empire
Wednesday 24rd February
Maths – Adding Fractions and Mixed Numbers
English – Biography
Watch and join in with both videos. Make your own Ostinato and three rhythms to go along side it.
Thursday 25rd February
Maths – Subtracting Fractions
English – Biography
Friday 26rd February
Maths – Subtracting Mixed Numbers
English – Biography
Art – Introduction to LS Lowery (Victorian Artist) – Perspective
PE with Mr Swift
Please join the Year 5 PE Teams meeting.
Week 2 – 01st March
English – English Comprehension
PE – Hiit – 10 seconds rest between exercises
Maths – Multiplying Fractions
English – Introduction (biography)
Topic – Rivers and Canals
Reading Street Child