Fairlight Primary & Nursery School

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 Happy birthday to Enola, Emil, Jai, Akil and Elijah, who have birthdays coming up. We hope you have a lovely time celebrating! 

Year 5 HOME LEARNING: 

 Messages From Your Teachers  

Dear Year 5,

We will miss you all and we hope you have a nice summer break.

We know the lockdown has been tricky and we have missed out on many of the usual Year 5 events. We will see you all again as you start Year 6 further up the corridor!

 

In the meantime, during the summer break, there are a number of things you can still do to support your learning:

Year 5 Rewind: Have a look at the links below to each of our subject areas, and remind yourself about some of the things we have learnt to do in Year 5. This will get you warmed up to begin Year 6 ready to learn. We will be uploading  the resources from our World War One topic, Literacy and Science, as well as resources about some bonus topics on Votes for Women and South Africa & Apartheid over the summer.

Maths number facts: check the facts you should know. If there are any you are wobbly on then follow the links to our maths games and practice. Many of these little number facts you will just need to know.

https://www.fairlight.brighton-hove.sch.uk/in-the-classroom/maths

Maths calculation: have a go at some of the maths packs available on the whole school home learning page.

https://www.fairlight.brighton-hove.sch.uk/in-the-classroom/home-learning-1

Telling the time – an essential skill, make sure you have practiced if you are still unconfident

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/116/telling-the-time

Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation: Think about the route to spelling but also check out the statutory spelling lists and reminders about the grammar we have practiced on the Year 5 page.

https://fairlight.sites.schooljotter2.com/in-the-classroom/year-2-1/year-5-test-2/year-5-spelling

Reading: please practice as much as you can! This will set you in a good place as you enter year 6.

Summer Holiday Topic: The whole school curriculum page offers lots of activities we have put together for you based on different topics. Please visit this page as there are lots of activities for most subjects.

https://www.fairlight.brighton-hove.sch.uk/in-the-classroom/home-learning-1

 

To paraphrase the great hobbit, Bilbo Baggins:

"My Dear Stingrays and Manta Rays,

I hope you are enjoying yourselves as much as I am! One half of a year is far too short time to teach such excellent and admirable pupils! Because of a most unexpected adventure, I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; I taught less than half of you more than half the time that we intended; but I was privileged to get to know all of you, which is more than half as much as I can wish for! I regret to announce that this is the END. I am going. NOW. GOOD-BYE!" [puts on magic ring and vanishes!]

And to misquote the somewhat wiser wizard, Gandalf the Grey:

"The End? No, the journey does not end here. Moving to a new class is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain curtain of this world rolls back and all turns to silver glass. And then you see it. White shores, and beyond. A far green country, under a swift sunrise. Year 6!"

See you all again in September!

Mr Whatman

We are looking forward to seeing you this week, even though you will be meeting your Year 6 teachers!

Love Miss Evans xxx

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Home Learning Resources

There are links below to all of our subjects and topics that you can explore and try at home when your Curiosity and Independence mean you can't stop learning!

 

Literacy

 

 

Reading

 

 

Maths

 

 

Computing

 

 

Science

 

 

Topic: World War One

 

 

Topic: Space & Earth

 

 

Topic: Ancient Greece & Democracy

 

 

Spelling, Grammar & Punctuation

 

 

Topic: Votes for Women!

 

 

Topic: Black Lives Matter

 

 

Topic: Refugees

 

 

Topic: South Africa: Apartheid & the Long Walk to Freedom!

 

 

Espanol!

 

 

Music

 

 

RE: Buddhism

 

 

PE

 

 

 

Art

 

 

PSHE

 

SRE (Sex & Relationships Education)

Weekly Schedule of Suggestions for Home Learning

Here is a suggested schedule of learning for the coming week.

It is a suggestion only, to give a sense of structure and routine to your child's week. It is not compulsory.Converting

Your child will not 'miss out' or 'fall behind' should they fail to follow or complete these activities!

Every school, every family and every child is in the same position with their situation and their learning.

Except the public schools, which have entire IT departments creating interactive websites, of course. But then, wasn't that always so?

So here is everything I could learn from being amongst them, stealing their secrets like Prometheus from the gods of Olympus!

Imagine their surprise when they realise you know more than they do, and burn brighter than they ever will!

Some families will decide that they can use this time in more meaningful and fun ways. Make it so!

Further details to help you to enjoy each activity can be found below in each colour-coded subject section.

Grown-ups Quiz: Why are the days of the week 'wrong' here? Which famous film and which TV programme is being referred to? Monday Tuesday Thursday Wednesday Friday HAPPY DAYS!

Week Commencing

6th July

Sign up for Year 5 School Learning!

Maths: Geometry: measuring angles and calculating mystery angles (White Rose Summer Term Week 10)

See Maths Page!

Literacy: Hear the Windrush - find out about the arrival of the Empire Windrush in 1948 with this powerpoint. Complete the reading comprehension activity on the Literacy Page.

Whole School Topic: Chocolate - amazing activities about the wonderful food!

 

Maths: See Maths Page!

Literacy: Hear the Windrush - Use the resources on the Literacy Page to write your own report about the arrival of the Empire Windrush, and about the lives of the people who sailed aboard her to the UK.

Whole School Topic: Chocolate - amazing activities about the wonderful food!

Ancient Greece to Democracy Today: Find out about democracy in the UK: how our country is governed, how we make decisions, and what our rights are today.

 

Maths: See Maths Page!

Literacy: Hear the WindrushRead and watch the poets perform Windrush Child by John Agard, and My Gran Visits England by Grace Nichols on the Literacy Page. Use the Poetry Prompts to write your own poem about the experiences of Black Britons.

Whole School Topic: Chocolate - amazing activities about the wonderful food!

 

Maths: See Maths Page!

Literacy: Hear the WindrushRead and listen to the poem 'Checking Out Me History' by John Agard on the Literacy Page. How many words of Caribbean English can you learn? Find out about the black people from British and Caribbean history that the poem mentions. Make a fact file about one of them.

Whole School Topic: Chocolate - amazing activities about the wonderful food!

 

Maths: See Maths Page!

 Literacy: Hear the Windrush - Review, edit and publish your poem, fact files and reports and send them to us!

Whole School Topic: Chocolate - amazing activities about the wonderful food!

 

Have Some Fun!  

Week Commencing

13th July

Sign up for Year 5 School Learning!

Maths: Geometry: polygons, nets, reflection & translation (White Rose Summer Term Week 11)

See Maths Page!

Literacy: What is Black Lives Matter? - Watch the 'Fighting Racism' video clips from Newsround on the Literacy Page. Have a discussion at home about what you found out. 

Whole School Topic: Chocolate - amazing activities about the wonderful food!

 

Maths: See Maths Page!

Literacy: Fake News & Misconceptions - Study the  powerpoint on the Literacy Page. What is fake news? Have you heard any of the misconceptions? Why might people believe them? Why are they untrue?

Whole School Topic: Chocolate - amazing activities about the wonderful food!

Ancient Greece to Democracy Today: Find out about why people have been talking about and protesting systemic racism. Learn about fake news and misconceptions. Participate in democracy by writing to your MP.

 

 

Maths: See Maths Page!

Literacy: Letters - Read the examples of letters written to our local MP. What features and style of language do they use? Plan what you will write in your own letter.

Whole School Topic: Chocolate - amazing activities about the wonderful food!

 

Maths: See Maths Page!

Literacy: Have your say - Use the templates to plan what you would like to write in a letter to your Member of Parliament, or the Prime Minister.

Whole School Topic: Chocolate - amazing activities about the wonderful food!

 

Maths: See Maths Page!

 Literacy: Participate in Democracy - As part of your citizenship, publish and post your letter - or send them to us and we can send them for you!

Whole School Topic: Chocolate - amazing activities about the wonderful food!

 

Have Some Fun!   

Summer Holiday

Whole School Topic: Enjoy our all new Summer Topic! Also, keep up with your skills with activities in all of your subjects!

Maths: Measurement & Time (White Rose Summer Term Week 12) See Maths Page for ongoing updates from White Rose maths. Practice your Maths Fundamentals.

Literacy: Practice your Spelling, Grammar (parts of a sentence: phrases and clauses) & Punctuation skills. Resources on the Literacy Page.

Year 5 Rewind: During the summer, we will be uploading Rewinds of some of the work we have done during Year 5 in Literacy, Topic & Science, for you to recap and revise.

Have Some Fun!