Year 5

Virtual/Home Learning Tasks
 
Dear parents,
 
We will be providing a range of resources to this page for pupils to use over the course of a week. Some resources are more topic focussed and may require larger amounts of time. This will be in addition to short activities that could be used daily to help consolidate learning and fill gaps where necessary. We are also keen for pupils to have a go at their own learning, and we will post some useful links to resources on this page to ensure that can happen. 
 
Please communicate with Mr Spalding and Mrs Critchley on 'Class Dojo'- the messenger function and 'pupil portfolio' are ideal for any queries you may have or to celebrate any learning that has gone on. Please feel free to message us as if you would during term time- we are happy to hear from you. We will update this page regularly with things we feel will be useful. However, pupils should be coming home with some handy work packs that will be useful for the first few days of the week. 
 
We hope to stay in touch with all pupils and parents alike.
 
Many thanks,
 
Mr A Spalding & Mrs K Critchley
Links to useful sites and resources. 
 
https://numbots.com/ - a useful resource for pupils. This is from the same developers who produce TT Rockstars and therefore all of the login details are the same. The focus is on skills to develop fluency with addition and subtraction.
 
https://www.twinkl.co.uk - Twinkl provide a huge range of resources across a wide range of subjects. Twinkl are offering free membership for a month for all parents. 
 
https://ttrockstars.com - as always, TT Rockstars is a fun and engaging way of ensuring we know our times tables. Recall of times tables is a key skill- particularly in Year 6 so it would be wise to use this opportunity to practice them. 
 
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ - P.E with Joe Wicks. Everyday at 9am. 
The learning resources for the week beginning 6th July 2020
Below is a selection of short stories from the BBC 500 Words Competition. 
 
These are previous finalists and winners of the competition as selected by the English Media Centre. 
Story planning sheets
Last week's resources can be found below:
Week Beginning 29th June 2020
 
Please see the Learning Menu for next week along with relevant resources below. 
White Rose have limited their worksheets to premium subscribers- please see the worksheets below. 
Previous Learning Menus

Mr A Spalding

Panthers Class Teacher

I have been lucky enough to work across a range of year groups during my time at Dale Hall and feel truly excited about teaching in Year 5. Having worked with Panthers as Owls in Year 3, I have been able to see the class grow as people as we move further into Key Stage 2. My approach to learning is hands on, and I like the children to be as active as possible when learning. My previous role as Year 6 teacher has put me in good stead to work with the pupils in Year 5 and prepare them for their final year at primary school.

Mrs K Critchley

Tigers Class Teacher

I have been lucky enough to have enjoyed teaching a range of different ages over my career so I know how wonderful it is to be able to work in Year 5! I love the fact that the children are so keen to learn and just throw themselves into everything that we do. We are very fortunate in that we have the opportunity to explore texts and immerse ourselves in our topics so that the children get a real feel for them. I really value the use of questioning and there's always lots of discussion in our classroom as we get stuck into our learning! Hopefully the children find this as exciting as I do and it helps them to become confident individuals who feel that their opinions are valued.