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Good morning year 5. Today is Thursday June 4th and it's another day of learning from home. I hope that you enjoyed yesterday's activities and are ready for some more. It looks like the beautiful weather has left us for a while, but I'm sure it will be back before long.

 

How are you all doing? I hope that you are all well and that you listening to your parents and behaving yourselves, I'm sure that you are. Remember to try to keep up your reading at home. There is nothing better than escaping reality for a while by delving into the pages of a good book.

 

Ms Hume is still posting music lessons and activities to her class page, so be sure to check them out. Music, singing in particular, is a great way of letting off some steam and expressing yourself, so please take part and give it a go.

 

Thanks to JT, AS and MB for the work you sent in yesterday. It is always great to receive some work my class and brings a big smile to my face. 

 

I hope you enjoy today's tasks (English, maths & RE) and I will speak to you tomorrow.

 

                                                              Mr McDermott 

Wednesday 03.06.20

 

Good morning year 5. I hope you are well and enjoyed yesterday's tasks and lovely weather. It looks like we might have bit of much needed rain today, so be careful if you are out getting some exercise.

 

I have three more tasks for you to complete today an English, maths and an Egyptian themed art task. I hope that you enjoy them.

 

Thank you to JT for the recent work that you sent in, it is now on display in the class gallery.

Remember that you can send me any piece of work or photo from home and I will upload it to the gallery.

 

I am receiving some training today on how to use Google Classroom, so hopefully that means that I will be able see some of your faces in the near future.

 

Stay positive, keep smiling and I will speak to you tomorrow.

                                                 

Tuesday 02.06.20

 

Good morning year 5, today is Tuesday June 2nd and it looks like another beautiful day. I hope that you and your families are well and that you are ready for another day of learning from home.

 

I was part of an online meeting yesterday with many other members of staff from St Mary's, it was lovely to see some familiar faces. We were meeting to discuss ways of making the school as safe as possible for children to return. It looks like this process will start next week, with the return of year 6. Hopefully, this will be the start of the journey back to normality and will pave the way for more classes to slowly return to school. 

 

In the meantime, I will be continuing to post work for you daily on our class page. I have three more tasks for you today- English, maths and history. I hope that you enjoy them.

 

I will speak to you again tomorrow, stay positive and keep smiling

 

                                                                                                Mr McDermott

Monday 01.06.20

 

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Morning message from Mr McDermott

Friday 22.05.20

Mr McDermott Morning Message

A special thank you to AS, JT and MB for your work and photographs, keep up the good work. Remember, you can send in photos of some of the things that you get up to over the half term and I will post them to the class page.

 

Have a fantastic half term children!

I have also added a new letter for you from MIss Pluckrose. The link to all of her letters can be found below.
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Thursday 21.05.20

 

 

 

Morning message from Mr Mc Dermott

Special thanks to MB, JT and CM for the lovely work, it now proudly stands in the class gallery. A special thank you to AS for the birthday card too, it was lovely to receive and put such a big smile on my face.

 

Wednesday 20.05.20

 

Good morning year 5.Today is Wednesday, May 20th and it looks like it is going to be another beautiful day. If you do get an opportunity to enjoy some of it, be sure to put on enough sun cream. Yesterday, I was silly and did not put on enough, now I have a slightly red face and nose.

 

I have three more tasks to keep you busy today, work through them at your own pace and do what is manageable. 

 

As usual, I have an English and maths task for you to complete. There is also a choice of art tasks to complete, I hope you enjoy them.

 

I will speak to you again tomorrow. Stay positive and keep smiling.

                                                                                                Mr McDermott

 

 

 

Tuesday 19.05.20

 

Morning message from Mr McDermott

Monday 18.05.20

 

Good morning year 5. I hope that you had a fantastic weekend with you families and that you are all doing well. It's Monday the start of another fun filled week of home learning.

 

I have set another 3 tasks for you to complete today, English maths and RE. I hope that you enjoy them.

 

I have also attached the slides for the whole school liturgy. Try and get a quiet moment to go through them and reflect.

 

Thank you to CM, JT and MB for your lovely work it has been added to class gallery.

 

Stay positive and keep smiling

                                                 Mr McDermott

Friday 15.05.20

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Morning message from Mr McDermott

Thank you to JT for the lovely work that you sent in. I will add it to the class page tomorrow.

 

Miss Pluckrose has written another letter to all of the children of St Mary's, so make sure to give it a read. I have attached a link below that will take your straight to the page for Miss Pluckrose's letters. 

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Thursday 14.05.20

 

Good morning year 5, it is Thursday 14th of May. I hope that you and your families are happy and well. I can't believe how far into the month of May we are already! 

I hope that you are enjoying some of the daily tasks that I am setting and that they are helping to keep you busy at home. However, please remember that your happiness and well-being is the most important thing at the moment. If you are finding anything too tricky, feel free to move on to another task or take a break. 

 

I have three new tasks for you today English, maths and RE. My apologies about the RE tasks this week, I seem to have posted them in the wrong order.

 

A big thank you to PZ, AS, MB, SM and JT. All of your work was great and is now posted on the class page, for all to see.

 

Have a great day and will speak to you tomorrow.

 

Stay positive and keep smiling

                                                 Mr McDermott

Wednesday 13.05.20

Morning message from Mr McDermott

Special thank you to AS, JT & MB for all of the lovely work.

Tuesday 12.05.20

 

 

A message from Mr McDermott

A special thank you to MB, AB, PZ & JT for all of the lovely work. It was great to see so many of you getting into the VE Day spirit.

Monday 10.05.20

 

Good morning year 5. I hope that you are well rested and had a very enjoyable bank holiday weekend. I am sure that many of you managed to get involved in VE Day celebrations at home and I hope you had fun. Even if didn't do too much to celebrate, I hope the VE Day activities helped you to get into the spirit of the event.

 

Today I have set you an English, maths and RE task to complete. I hope that you enjoy them.

 

A huge thank you to all of the children who have sent in work and photos from home, they really brighten my day.

 

Big thank you to JT, AS & MB for your recent work, it is so lovely to see what you are getting up to at home.

 

I will speak to you again tomorrow, stay positive and keep smiling

                                                                                               

                                                                                                 Mr McDermott

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 07.05.20

 

Daily Message from Mr McDermott

A special thank you to JT and AS for all of your lovely work. Excellent job boys, I will add it to the class gallery over the weekend. 

 

There is also a new letter to the children of St Mary's from Miss Pluckrose. If you click on the link below, it will take you straight to the page where all of her letters are displayed.

Wednesday 06.05.20

Daily message from Mr McDermott

Special mention to PZ and SM for the lovely pieces of art, both have been added to the class gallery. Also a special mention to AR, from my maths group, thank you for the lovely message and pieces of work.

Tuesday 05.05.20

 

Daily message from Mr McDermott

A special mention to JT, PZ and SM for your work and photos. Thank you, it is so lovely to hear from you all.

 

 

Monday 04.05.20

Good morning year 5. Today is Monday May 4th, otherwise known as StarWars day (May the fourth be with you). 

 

I hope that you and your families are well and have had a good weekend. It looks like we are in for some more lovely weather this week, so that should lift your spirits.

 

Hopefully, at some point this week I will be able to leave you some voice recordings, as I am sure that you are all really missing the sound of my voice wink. I attempted to leave you a voice message for today. However, I can't seem to get the message to upload, so for now this will have to do. 

 

Today's tasks include English, maths and RE. I hope that you enjoy them. I have also included the slides for the whole school liturgy, so please try to create a quiet and prayerful moment to go through them. This weeks liturgy slides also include audio from Miss Pluckrose. It should be nice to hear a familiar voice again.

 

Thank you to JT and MB for all of the lovely work you sent me on Friday, it is all now uploaded to the class page.

 

Also, a big Happy Birthday to MB who had her birthday over the weekend. I am sure that you and your family had a great time.

 

Stay positive and keep smiling

                                                     Mr McDermott

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Friday 01.04.20

 

Good morning year 5! It is Friday 1st May and the end of the second week of summer term. Well done for all your hard work this week. 

 

It has been such a pleasure to receive your emails and bits of work that you have sent from home. It's been great to hear what some of you are getting up to and all contact is very much appreciated. All of your messages truly brighten my day, so keep it up.

 

Remember, I am providing work to help keep you busy at home and to make your return to school as easy as possible. Please try to complete what you find manageable and do place unnecessary stress upon yourself. Your mental well being is what is most important, at the moment, so just do what you can.

 

I have changed a few of the icons on the class page, but they should all still be fairly easy to follow. I have also included details of a competition set up by the wonderful NHS, so get involved.

 

Big thank you to JT, CM and AB for all of the lovely work that you sent in yesterday. Well done!!

 

I hope that you and your families have a lovely weekend.

 

Stay positive and keep smiling,

                                                  Mr McDermott

 

Thursday 30.04.20

 

Good morning year 5. Today is Thursday 30th April, 2020 and it's the last day of April. It is hard to believe that we are already at the end of April.

I hope that you and all of your families are happy and well. It looks like it is going to be another wet day, but possibly slightly better than the recent weather. Remember to stay positive regardless and listen to your parents, especially if they too are having to work from home.

Thanks to AS for some lovely work I have added it to the class gallery page. All three sections of the class gallery are now filled with lots of work, make sure that you have a look. If you would like to see some of your own work displayed, please send it in. You can find the details of how to send in work, when you click on the Stay in Touch star.

 

Stay positive and keep smiling,

                                                      Mr McDermott

Wednesday 29.04.20

 

Good morning year 5, today is 29th April. Yesterday was a very rainy day. I hope you were able to do some exercise and go for a walk between the showers. Remember the Joe Wicks workout is available on Youtube and is a great way of staying active, during periods of poor weather.

Even if the sun is not shining, we can still be positive and thankful for all that we have. Thank you to PZ for sending in me some more maths and English work. I have added to the class page.

My apologies for there not being a new riddle yesterday. I updated the page, but it didn't seem to save.

 

I have set you an English, maths and art task today, I hope you enjoy them.

 

Stay positive and keep smiling

                                                 Mr McDermott

 

Tuesday 28.04.20

 

Good morning year 5, I hope that you and your families are doing well. Today is Tuesday and sadly, it looks like the lovely weather has left us for a while.
Thank you to everyone who has sent in photos of their hard work, it has really been a pleasure to look through it all and add it to the class page. I am really missing you all at the moment. Seeing your work and photos of your smiling faces has been a great joy, so thanks (ZS, PZ, AS, MB & SM).

 

My cat has been loving the recent weather and has been strolling in and out of the house like she owns the place. I never thought I would see the day, when my cat has a better social life than I do. I have added some photos of her basking in the sunshine. She loves stretching out in the long grass, but looks a little confused today, as I have mown the lawn (Photos are from Sunday, before the mow).

 

Today's tasks include English, maths and history. I hope that you enjoy them.

 

Stay positive and keep smiling

                                                   Mr McDermott.

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Monday 27.04.20

 

Good morning year 5, I hope that you are well and had a lovely weekend with your families. Today is Monday.It is the start of a new week and the beginning of some new challenges and activities.

Thank you to all of the children that sent in some work to be added to the class page(MB, SM, PZ and AS you are all stars).

As it is the start of new week, the artist of the week has been changed and a new riddle has been added. Please have a look and remember to also look through all of the excellent work that has already been uploaded by your classmates. Ms Hume has also been adding daily music content, so remember to check that out too.

Today's tasks include English, maths and RE. I hope that you enjoy them.

 

Stay positive and keep smiling,

                                                  Mr McDermott.

Friday 24.04.20

 

Good morning year 5. It is Friday! I hope that you and your families are doing well and are feeling ready for the weekend. Did you remember to clap for the brave NHS workers last night? I'm sure you did. What a fantastic job they are all doing.

 

I hope you completed some of yesterday's tasks and that they are helping to fill your time. I have set an English, maths and science task for you to complete today.

 

A special mention to PZ for all of the work that you sent in, you have obviously been working very hard. It is all now proudly displayed in the, new and improved, class gallery.

 

I have now split the class gallery up into 3 different sections. There is a section for art work, a section for written/maths work and section for any projects you are getting up to at home.

 

Have a lovely weekend, get plenty of rest and I will see you on Monday. 

 

Stay positive and keep smiling,

                                                  Mr McDermott

Thursday 23.04.20

 

Good morning year 5. It is Thursday today and it looks like it is going to be another beautiful day. I hope you are all doing well at home and are enjoying the daily tasks. 

 

I have been filling my time with long walks (only 1 per day), plenty of reading and lots of cooking. If you have any photos of any projects you have been doing at home, please send them in and I will add them to the class page. 

 

A special mention to both MB and SM who have both sent in lots of artwork. All of their work is now proudly displayed in class gallery, make sure you take a look.

 

A big thank you to all of the office staff who have been working very hard to send me all of your lovely work.

 

Today I have set you an English, maths and RE task to complete. I hope you enjoy them.

 

Stay positive and keep smiling.

 

                                                  Mr McDermott.

 

 

 

Wednesday 21.04.20

 

Good morning year 5. I can not believe it is Wednesday and we are already halfway through the week.

I hope you are all doing well and enjoying your time at home with your families. It looks like today is going to be another day of lovely weather. The world always seems like a better place when the sun is shining and the birds are singing. 

 

I hope you managed to complete some of yesterday’s tasks and found them enjoyable.

 

Today’s tasks include writing some of your own poetry in English, more work on decimals in maths and a 'still life' art task.

 

Special mention to MB for sending me some great work. It is now proudly displayed in the class gallery.  Please send in any pieces of work or photos from home and I will display them for you.

 

Stay positive and keep smiling,

                                                        Mr McDermott

Tuesday 21st April

 

Good morning year 5, I hope that you managed to get a little  bit of the sunshine yesterday and found the work I set achievable. Another new day awaits and today is also The Queen's 94th birthday. I have included a few activities about this at the bottom of today's daily tasks.

 

Today in English, you will be studying some more poetry, recapping decimals in maths and starting the topic of Ancient Egypt in history.

 

I have also changed the riddle of the day and included yesterday's answer.

 

Please try to take a look at the Artist of the Week section of the class page and send in any photos from home. I would love to see some of your artwork.

 

Also, remember to check out Ms Hume's page for some musical fun.

 

 

Stay positive and keep smiling.

 

                                                     Mr McDermott

 

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Monday 20th April

Good morning everyone, today is the first day of the summer term and I hope you are all well and had a lovely Easter with your families.

 

Please check on our class page everyday as there will be a few activities for you to complete. If you can, take a photo or scan your work, or even a picture of you at work and I will put them up on the class page.

 

If you send in  photos of your art work, inspired by each new artist of the week, I will create a class gallery.

 

Remember to stay positive and keep smiling.

 

 

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