Knowlwood Road, Todmorden, Lancashire OL14 7PD
Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day
Miss Norman - Class Teacher
Mrs Murray -Teaching Assistant
Mr Brown - 1:1 Support
Welcome to Year 5
There are no in-school welcome meetings this year.
Please read the Year 5 welcome document to familiarise yourself with the routines. We are really looking forward to seeing the children on Tuesday 8th September.
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Our History topic is the Victorians. We will be going on a fantastic trip to the National Coal Mining Museum where we will experience what like was like for children down the mines
For Science, we will be looking at Space. We will revise our knowledge of the planets in our solar system, the phases of the moon and study famous astronauts.
Our Geography topic for this term is Rivers. We will begin with studying the different courses of rivers and what features you would expect to find there. We will then move on to studying famous rivers around the world. As part of this topic, we will partake in an overnight residential to Malham!
In Science we will be focusing on different forces. These include: gravity, friction, air resistance, water resistance and buoyancy.
We will be going back in time in History and will be looking at the Ancient Greeks. We will look at their Gods, learn more about the city of Troy and have a go at making their cuisine.
In Science we will be learning about different materials and animals including humans.
As we get ready to move up to Year 6, we will get the opportunity to have a transition day at Todmorden High School.
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Our TOP recommendations for online resources to support learning are:
https://ttrockstars.com/ - PLEASE encourage children to work on their time tables. They are crucial in the Years 5 and 6 maths curriculum (if you have lost your child's login then please get in contact and I will send their details over as soon as I can)! -
https://www.purplemash.com/sch/shade - There are countless games and activities linked to all parts of the curriculum on here (if you have lost your child's login then please get in contact and I will send their details over as soon as I can).
https://online.espresso.co.uk/espresso/login/Authn/UserPassword - We have student access to Discovery Education's Espresso site... there are lots of themed activities, fact files, online games and printable activities for students from Nursery to Year 6. Our school pupil log in was texted home on 23/04/20.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary - The BBC have added lots of content over Easter to support Home Learning.
https://www.thenational.academy/ - Oak National Academy is a new collection of high-quality lessons and online resources. Backed by the Government, it has been created in response to the coronavirus lockdown. The online classroom offers free access to video lessons, quizzes and worksheets. All of the lessons are ordered so your child can learn along a clear plan. There will be new lessons and resources each week.
Here are some further links you could explore:
https://www.robinhoodmat.co.uk/learning-projects/ - These are FANTASTIC home learning packs. They are split into weeks and have lots of maths/reading/writing activities and open ended projects for Year 5 to get their teeth stuck into.
https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/ - There are a range of home learning packs for free on Classroom Secrets. We use Classroom Secrets in our Maths lessons so children will be familiar with the format (printing may be required).
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/keystage2-ks2/ks2-class-management/school-closure-home-learning-classroom-management-key-stage-2-year-3-4-5-6 - Twinkl has released a range of free resources to support with school closures (printing may be required).
Art for Kids Hub - Another site we use in school. Links to Directed Drawing sessions. Pick carefully they cover a lot of skill range!
https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1?safe=true - Joe Wicks is releasing daily PE lessons (30 minutes) every weekday at 9am. The link attached will take you to his YouTube channel.