There are many useful websites that you could use at home if you are looking for extra activities to do during this extended time away from school.
Here are the links below to some of the websites we feel have great resources and inspiring ideas.
Twinkl Parents is a good website that has a range of resources available.
Free E-books - username:wbsupport password:distancelearn
Gareth Metcalfe's website has daily lessons that you can follow under the home learning tab and selecting Year 5 and Year 6.
The Dyson Foundation has brilliant ideas to help you be creative at home.
The School Run also often adds fun activities to the website that can be carried out at home.
Even though there are many resources available for you to use, we feel it is important to have time to relax too.
There are other websites which offer dance, yoga and PE videos.
Mrs Hogben and Miss Lowther
In Year 5 we agree to:
Year 5 went on a trip to Ewden Water treatment works where they learnt about the processes involved in making water safe to drink once it has left the reservoir.
They had a tour around the treatment works, learnt what happened when there is a leak in the road, found out about the work of WaterAid and practised their handwashing techniques.
Can you identify the book characters that Year 5 have made using their potatoes?
Mrs Wallis, who is a STEM Ambassador and works at BAE, came in to work with Year 5 on their forces topic. We made Stomp rockets, built structures using wine gums and made Harrier Hawks to investigate air resistance.
Year 5 have been learning to dance the Charleston in PE – They will soon be appearing on Strictly come dancing!
Year 5 have been using their maths to measure and weigh out ingredients for their Christmas cakes. They were converting kilograms to grams and reading scales in millilitres and grams. They worked together in groups, following the recipes and learning new baking techniques.
Don’t forget to ask your mums and dads whether you can bake some tasty treats at home to keep practicing your skills!
They decorated their cakes and then used more maths to make a box that would fit.
Year 5 have been combining their knowledge of levers in Science with their D and T skills and making a Christmas card that moves. Behind each card there is a complicated lever mechanism.