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Hello everyone, welcome to our Class Page from Mr Tomkinson

I have attached this letter as an introduction to how we aim to work in Year 5 for the time being. For obvious reasons we have had to change lots of ways that we used to do things.

Reading books

If the children are on the school reading scheme, they can bring in their book to change once it has been read either at home by an adult at home or school. All books returned to school are not put back onto the shelves until 72 hours after being returned.

If the children are now free readers, they have the freedom to choose any book they wish to read. It is key at this point that children keep on reading regularly. It is also important that they attempt to read a variety of books.

Reading/homework diaries

This can be used by the children if they wish to record their reading they are doing at home. They should be kept in their zipped wallets and brought back on Fridays so that I can check on how much reading they are doing.

Homework

Standard homework

In the near future we are aiming to set homework. You will receive an e-mail  explaining how we will be setting homework in the future via remote learning. In the meantime the children will get homework set on a Friday, which is to be returned by the following Friday.

Research homework

A different type of homework will also be given in Year 5. This type of homework is a research homework and will be linked to the topics the children are studying in class. The way the children present this work is entirely upto them. They do have a work book where they can put their work. They can record their work in writing, pictures, diagrams, or a mixture of all of them. The children will have seen examples already. The book is in the zipped wallet.

Spellings

The weekly spellings will be on the school website. They will be on the spelling tab on the Year 5 page. The children will do a weekly spelling test on Fridays. The first test will be on Friday 18th September.

Communication

If there are any concerns or queries, then please feel free to e-mail me on year5@st-veronicas.lancs.sch.uk 

I check my e-mails most days and will get back to you as soon as I can.

To contact Mr Tomkinson with any queries about work set or to send completed work please e-mail:

year5@st-veronicas.lancs.sch.uk

WW2 Day 23rd October 2020

Doodlemaths and DoodleEnglish

All children in Years 1 to Years 6 now have an account on this amazing maths app.  As of Thursday 25th April these accounts now can also be used to use Doodle English, Doodle Spell and Doodle Tables.  All are available from your preferred app store.  

The PDF document below provides additional help in setting up and starting to use the apps. 

USEFUL WEBSITES TO KEEP YOUR OCCUPIED:

 

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen - Free stories to stream on your laptop, phones or ipads

 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ - Great reading activities

 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/ - a wide range of different activities covering the whole curriculum

 

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ - reading and spelling activities

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/ - a wide range of different maths activities

 

https://sciencebob.com/ - practical science investigations

 

https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/ - science activities

 

https://ttrockstars.com/ - use your school login to practice your times tables and challenge each other

When following links online, parents should monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online.
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