Welcome to Mr McDermott's Year 5 Class Page
Friday 3rd April
Hello year 5, it is Friday! I hope that you all still have that Friday feeling, even though we all have to do our part by staying indoors.
Holy Week starts this Sunday, so I have included a RE activity to get you ready for this important part of the Church calendar.
Stay positive, stay strong and remember to smile.
It is important to try to stay active during this period, both mentally and physically. I will be adding daily updates to the class page and some activities and fun tasks to help try and keep your minds active.
If you have not done so already, try to tune into the nations daily PE lesson from Joe Wicks (I have done a few and my thighs have still not recovered).
Answer to yesterdays riddle: A clock
Friday's Riddle: What word becomes shorter when you add 2 letters to it?
I will also be setting some daily maths challenges from the White Rose. These challenges are from 2018, so please ignore the dates. First activity available below as a pdf.
Every week I will be giving you a new artist to research, these artists will cover a range of time periods and styles. Use your time at home to study their work and use this to influence your own artwork. Have fun!
This Week: Pablo Picasso
Please also continue to use mathletics.com/uk/
For parents -You may have seen this list on social media, it contains many useful websites to keep the children busy whilst they are off school.
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.
Creative computer programming
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Free science lessons
Listening activities for the younger ones.
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
Resources for English language learning
Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age
Big History Project
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.
Blue Peter Badges
The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities
Educational online games
DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes
This half term, in English the class will be studying classic myths and legends
We will be looking at a selection of myths and legends from around the globe
It is important that your child reads texts which are suitable for their age and ability and which challenge their thinking. Remember - just because a book is popular, does not mean it is worthwhile. Please help your child to choose appropriate books.
Spelling homework is given on a Monday and to be completed for a Friday, when there will be a spelling test. Your child should use the 'Look, Cover, Write, Check' method to learn their spellings.
RECOMMENDED READING FOR YEAR 5 (AGE 9-10)