We hope that you all had a lovely summer. Welcome to Elm class, who are busy settling into life as Year 5. This year, Miss Reeder will teach the class alongside our fabulous teaching assistants Mrs Woolsey, Mrs Connolly, Miss Smith, Miss McGuire.
"I am really excited to join Navenby Primary School and all the staff and children have made me feel very welcome.
A little bit about me, I have lived in Lincolnshire since I was seven, and am originally from East Sussex. My parents still live in Welbourn and I went to the primary school there. I have daughter called Emily, who is currently in Year 4 at a nearby primary school. We love being outdoors, walking and exploring the countryside. We also both love films and visiting the cinema. My family and friends and family are very important to me and I love spending time with them."
This term, Miss Reeder’s planning afternoon will be on a Wednesday with Junior Jam taking the class, with Miss Smith and Miss McGuire supporting. We have planned some exciting topics for the year ahead and these will be shared with parents through knowledge organisers published on our class page of the school’s website.
This term PE will take place on a Tuesday and Thursday, however we request that your child brings their PE kit in with them on a Monday and then takes it home to be washed every Friday.
If your child is unable to take part in a PE activity, please send a note into school. Unless circumstances dictate, children will still be expected to change into their PE kit and participate as a non-physical performer. This may include observing, assessing, providing feedback, officiating or using ICT to capture images within the lesson. If children forget all or part of their PE kit a polite note will be recorded in their reading diaries
We have a lost property box in our class cupboard, but let’s hope that we keep our belongings safe! All children have their own lockers in the corridor where they can store all personal items. Please ensure your child's property is clearly labelled with their name.
Please try to read regularly with your child; filling in their reading diaries at least 5 times a week. Regular, varied reading not only helps develop reading skills but also has a positive impact on writing standards, spelling, knowledge of grammar rules and most importantly imagination. I firmly believe home reading is still vitally important in Year 5.
Homework will be posted onto Google Classroom or set in their homework books, this will be set on Fridays and needs to be returned by the following Wednesday. If children are unable to complete their homework tasks, please send a message on the Classroom by Monday so I can help with any problem areas. Your child has a login for Times Tables Rock Stars, there is the expectation that they complete activities on this fantastic platform.
This is regularly updated and contains termly overviews of learning, homework and knowledge organisers for each of our subjects.
I hope you find this information useful. I will be available at the gate after school each day. Please do not hesitate to catch us if you have any questions or alternatively you can send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Next week in guided reading, we will be focusing on using expression, intonation and volume to make our reading exciting and engaging. With this in mind, I would like the class to bring their favorite children's book into school on Tuesday (there will of course be a large selection of books available in school for anyone who does not have on).
Also over the weekend, please try and re-read the story so that next week you can really focus on performing it with fluency and confidence.
A selection of Mr Swain's favorite childrens books are pictured below:
Monday 8th June
Hi Year 5,
I hope you are all keeping well and managing to stay entertained despite the recent rainy days!
I've just uploaded a few more activities for maths, reading and our Mayans topic below to keep you busy should you need them
Take care and keep in touch,
Happy half term year 5!
I hope you all have a lovely break!
Below is a little starting point for our next topic...The Mayans!
Have a go at the KWL grid (What I know and what I'd like to know), then have a look at the video, word mat and creation story to give you a taster of The Mayans...
Monday 18th May
Hope you are all well. There are some more fun Ancient Greek activities to have a go at below and some different maths activities and spelling game ideas too!
Lovely to see the work you’ve been doing! I’m so impressed. Check it out below to see what each other has been up to - it might inspire you to have a go at them too!
Take care & keep safe,
Friday 8th May
Happy VE day to all of you!
I have attached a few activities below if you would like to learn more about VE day
I would also love to hear and/or see how you celebrated this day if you did!
So please send any photos you would like to share on our class page or have a go at the writing task below!
VE day diary
Tell me about your VE day celebrations!
What did you do? What did you learn? What was your favourite part? Why was it special?
If you weren't able to celebrate VE day, you could write a diary about one of your favourite 'Lockdown Days' so far!
Also, see below for some updated maths, spellings and a PE challenge!
Monday 13th April
Hi Year 5!
I hope you all have had a lovely Easter and have been keeping safe and busy these last few weeks. I would love to see some of the things you have been up to, so please email me any photos and let me know if you are happy for me to share them on this class page for others to see too!
I've updated our page below with some additional activities for you to complete should you wish over the next few weeks (called 'Maths part 2', 'SPaG activities' and 'Ancient Greece' - this term's topic!). I feel there are plenty of reading, writing and spelling activities for you do on here already and so revisit those as and when you need to - or think of your own!
Don't hesitate to contact me if you'd like something more specific...I'm here to help and only an email away!
Take care, keep safe and enjoy that lovely sunshine while it is here!
Hi Year 5! Monday 23rd March
I really missed your faces last week! Well done for being great for your covering teachers and I hope you enjoyed the activities I prepared and sent in for you each day
Now is a strange time for us all, especially for your parents who will be trying their best to keep you safe, entertained and learning - as well as lots of important adult jobs they will be doing too like working, paying bills and jobs around the house - so please be kind to them and help them out as much as you can! They will really appreciate it and it will mean they are happier and might have more time to spend with you too
Hopefully you received a pack of activities to keep you going for a few days. A little each day, when you can is fine. Just do what you can, we understand it will be harder for some, but we can all try to keep our brains working - you have all worked so hard this year to learn many new things, so let's keep that going! There are new activities and resources on here for you to access when you need it over the coming weeks (see below). The weather is also beautiful at the moment, so get lots of fresh air in your gardens/outdoors and feel free to do other learning activities you've found out about too! I look forward to seeing what you've been up to, so save any special work you are proud of or take photos if you can!
Keep safe & be good!
P.s - Many of the activities attached below will have answers with them. Try not to be tempted to look until afterwards to see how successful you have been and what you need to improve on. I will also attach some other work to do too if you happen to find these a bit tricky (as we are only half way through Year 5, we do not expect you to know how to do everything so don't worry!).
Here is a guide to our Year 5 daily time table if it helps structure your day... (Twinkl also has a daily timetable of activities you can follow too if you feel you need it!) I've put some recommended timings on there which are different to our school day but are just a suggestion - some days or activities might not go to plan so don't worry! And make sure you factor in some well-needed family time too...
MATHLETICS - You should all know your log ins, but if for any reason you have forgotten just send me an email. I am just waiting to receive my log in (which is currently at school) so I can open up all the areas for you. In the meantime, access what you can and enjoy some LIVE! Mathletics too!
PURPLEMASH - Again, you should all have log ins. Email me if forgotten/lost. This online resource has a bit of everything!
TOPMARKS - free online games and activities for every topic. We often do the 'Daily 10' (maths) in class. Speed Challenge and Hit the Button - are good for mental maths challenges such as times tables, addition, subtraction and division too!
We all know how sometimes we can find ourselves just itching to extend our learning further when we're not at school, so to make it that little bit easier Year 5's are assigned homework each week (out on a Friday and in on a Wednesday). This will primarily be an English or Maths task but may also take the form of research or an extended project based around our Topics. It is also great to see the children taking learning in to their own hands and we love sharing work brought in to school that the children have felt inspired to do in their own time at home too.
Any additional free time can be spent completing fun activities on Mathletics, Spellodrome and Purple Mash - children all have their own log ins which can be found in their homework books.