Hello and welcome to the Year 5 class page.
Mr Anderson, Mrs Azam and Mr Whittington are looking forward to getting to know you all this year. Other members of staff that will be involved with the teaching of the children this year include: Mrs Chell and Miss Neville. We are looking forward to an action packed year of learning!
20th April 2020
Hello Year 5 Family,
Welcome back to a new term! We hope you have all had a lovely Easter and enjoyed a well-deserved rest.
We understand that while staying at home due to coronavirus (COVID-19), parents and carers will be concerned about their children's education and the impact of missing school. It is not the way we wanted to be starting a new term but we are still here to help.
On our webpage below, you will find advice for looking after primary school children and how to help them continue their education. There are project planners and big idea challenges uploaded weekly with a range of tasks for you to complete with your child, as well as resources and external links for the different areas of education. These will be continually updated.
Feel free to send any work you do with the children via Class Dojo or to @YewTreeSandwell on Twitter!
If you need any assistance or have any queries regarding virtual learning, please contact us via Class Dojo
Year 5 Team
Yew Tree Primary Covid-19
Take a look at our little video. The staff at Yew Tree have put some videos together to make the children smile (and the parents). A BIG hello from all of us all. We miss you so much. Stay safe, keep smiling and take care!
The Yew Tree Family ❤
Each week we will update this page with plenty of activities, documents and links for you to complete. Any updated resources are marked with *NEW*.
Please send us any of your work via Class Dojo or to @YewTreeSandwell on Twitter.
We would love to see all the amazing things that you get up to.
Home Learning Project Planners
The following home learning project planners have been created by Robin Hood Multi Academy Trust. They have lots of great ideas for you to do at home and each week has a fun theme.
Choose a challenge to complete each week. You could ask an adult to share your challenge on Twitter @YewTreeSandwell and @Cornerstonesedu.
English and Maths Learning
Home Learning Links
Did you see the fabulous Ms Snow in the Yew Tree video? She used Makaton to send the Yew Tree family her message. Makaton is a unique language programme that uses symbols, signs and speech to enable people to communicate. It supports the development of essential communication skills such as attention and listening, comprehension, memory, recall and organisation of language and expression.
Can you use these resources below to learn the alphabet or great somebody using Makaton?
Art and DT
As yesterday was International Nurses Day, we thought you would enjoy taking part in activities based on Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.
🎗Mental Health Awareness Week🎗
18th-24th May 2020
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week which aims to get people talking about their mental health and reduce the stigma that can stop people from asking for help.
This year the theme is Kindness, which we feel is really importantat the moment.
Kindness has been chosen because of its singular ability to unlockour shared humanity. Kindness strengthens relationships, develops community and deepens solidarity. It is a cornerstone of our individual and collective mental health. Wisdom from every culture across history recognises that kindness is something that all human beings need to experience and practise to be fully alive.
What will you do to be kind this week?
Here are some ideas, it would be great if you can share what you have being doing on Twitter @YewTreeSandwell.
During Ramadan lots of Muslims fast, which means they do not eat and drink anything during the day. Eid al-Fitr is to celebrate the fast ending. Many muslims celebrate this day by putting on special clothes and sharing meals with family and friends. Many people use the greeting 'Eid Mubarak' during the festival to wish people a blessed Eid. Eid Mubarak to all those celebrating - Yew Tree wishes you a lovely day🙏.
Below are some activities that you can do to celebrate this special day. We can't wait to see what you get up to! Remember to send pictures/videos to Dojo and Twitter @YewTreeSandwell.
VE Day Activities
This Friday will mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, or Victory in Europe Day - the day that the Second World War ended in Europe. The usual May bank holiday was moved to Friday 8th for the occasion and all sorts of events had been planned across the country and across Europe. Now, of course, these have been cancelled because of covid-19, but that doesn't mean that we can't mark this very special anniversary. Remember the brave people who gave everything to end the war, and celebrate the peace that we enjoy now.
Why not have a go at some of the activities below and share what you have done on Twitter @YewTreeSandwell.
How can you help your child?
You can help your child by:
5A - Monday
5B - Friday
5C - Thursday
Reading - Children should read for 10 minutes every day and reading diaries should be signed by an adult.
Times Tables - Children should use TTRockstars to practise their times tables 3 times a week - see the link at the bottom of the page.
Topic - This will be set on a Monday and will be due in the Wednesday of the following week (see homework overview for exact dates).
Our Autumn Term topic is....