Salaam, Year 5!
A big well done to Year 5 for working very hard in the online lessons! It is huge transition but alhumdulilah we are handling things very well!
Equipment: I urge you all to buy your children every bit of equipment for school as we cannot share. In Maths, a protractor and are compass is needed, so please ensure that your children are bringing in their protractors to school, along with purple pens (for marking), glue sticks and all other items (pens, pencils, rubbers etc.)
Can we make sure we are encouraging our children to strive hard in their homework.
I thoroughly do emphasise that you MUST be ensuring that your children are reading in front of you EVERYDAY for 10-15 mins and practicing weekly spellings. I have given out Yellow Reading Record books which it is your child’s responsibility to write in. The children have been given books to read that they have chosen from the library (I have logged into the system on which books have been taken). We will aim to change these books every two weeks but they do not need to be finished. I have also given out band books (appropriate to reading age) and your other YELLOW reading record. The band books will be changed, weekly.
I often send back feedback on homework, so please ensure your children are collecting their marked homework and putting it in their bags.
It is the children’s responsibility to complete their homework, and yours to encourage them.
Those who do not complete homework will have to complete this in school, in their break or lunch break detention.
I have set online work and homework due to Covid-19. Your child can find their work on Google Classroom and the instructions will be there but first, your child must accept the invite in order to access it via gmail. If you have difficulties, please email me. The workload is a lot this week but do the best you can, it is due on Monday with leeway to Tuesday.
Please do make sure your child is taking pictures of their work done in class so that I can give feedback (same goes for homework).
The homework that has been set are as follows:
English (x1 page 68 of the Comprehension booklet – on Google Classroom)
Maths (x 1Prime Numbers worksheet)
Spellings: 1 Sheet: Year 5/6 2a Term Spellings.
QAIS: This will be given by their teacher!
Learning this week:
English: The core text for this week and next week is called ‘A Mid Summer’s Night Day’ by Shakespeare. The children have been learning how to manipulate the scripts into poetry and letters.
In guided reading, we have been reading the book, ‘Metamorphosis’ by Franz Kafka.
Maths: The children have been learning how to use frog method for awkward 4-digit numbers and we have just moved onto Prime numbers.
History: We are learning about the Shang Dynasty this term. The children made power points in groups and were completely immersed in the lesson. This week, we were discovering how primary resources can tell us about the religion of Shang Dynasty people (PRESENTATION WEEK).
Computing: The students have been learning about popular child-friendly applications they use. The children will be learning about coding next week.
RE: Our focus for this week was Sikh stories and if they have a significance to a contemporary society. This week, we focused on material possessions and how they are of no use to us in the afterlife, whereas good deeds are.
PE: This week was super fun and the children learnt how to do three main positions in gymnastics, ‘Dish’, ‘Arch’ and the ‘Slide’. This was rather funny lessons and was a great reliever from all the hard work they did in class.
Art: The children have learning about Shanghai, China and Tokyo, Japan in History and have let to learn more in Geography. As a cross curricular link, the children sketched their chosen landscape of either Tokyo or Shanghai along with their very own anime character. – We have been perfecting our work.
PSHE: The children have been learning about how to get enough sleep and how to encourage a good balance for sleep. All students were assigned to write a poem about sleep.
Ibraheem Eyafe was awarded Handwriting Hero this week for his amazing poem on sleep (below)!
SLEEP by Ibraheem Eyafe
It is important to get your sleep,
Turn off phones and switch off beeps,
Don’t look up at the clock,
Or you will hear it slowly tick,tock.
Make a tiny bed routine,
Read a book and avoid caffeine,
In the day play in the sun,
Try it out, it’s lots of fun.
Make sure you feel safe at night,
Soon you will wake up with a fright,
It is the right time to go to sleep,
Or moody feelings is something you will keep.
MA SHA ALLAH! Well done to our prefect!
Here is a timetable for online lessons. Remember to not talk this overly literal as there may be some minor changes but here is a good guideline for know which and when subjects are taught.