Class 5 - Mrs Burrows
Welcome to the Class 5 page.
If you and your family need to quarantine or self-isolate during the coming months, please use the ideas and links below to continue learning at home:
Exercise: there are some great YouTube activities to help keep you fit and well. Enjoy being outdoors as much as you are allowed.
Spellings: work through the Year 5/6 word list. Practise 5 a week and use them in sentences (the list is on this webpage below).
English: write a diary entry for each day.
OR write a character description for one of the characters in the book you are reading.
Listen to David Walliams read you a story: https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/
Reading: this is essential and you can choose fiction, non-fiction, cartoons, magazines, comics, newspapers…the list is endless! Have at least 30 minutes reading a day.
Maths: use the daily learning activities on https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/
You can also go onto Mathletics or TTRockStars for 30 minutes each day (you will need to own login details and passwords for this).
Topic: remember that there is lots of amazing stuff to discover on https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/
You can also go to: https://www.purplemash.com/ and there are loads of activities on here to keep you busy.
Creative: enjoy drawing, painting or making something. You can bake a cake, or cook a meal or dig and plant in the garden.
Most importantly, stay safe and well and we will see you back in school as soon as you are able to return.
My name is Mrs Burrows and I am the Class 5 teacher. In the mornings we also have a teaching assistant, Mr Wagstaff, who supports children in Maths and English. There are two additional teachers who work in Class 5 at various times during the week - Mrs Whitehouse and Mrs Fayd'herbe.
During the year we study a range of topics to ensure that there is wide curriculum coverage and we link as many areas as we can in a cross-curricular approach; here is a quick overview:
Autumn 1: Ourselves - science based learning about the human body, including RSE (see policy). We read and study 'Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing' by Judy Blume.
Autumn 2: Forces - the science of forces. The book we read in English is 'Mrs Frisby and the rats of Nimh' by Robert C O'Brian.
Spring 1: Chemical Chaos - learning about mixing and separating, and reversible and irreversible changes with a focus on food. We read 'The Piemakers' by Helen Cresswell.
Spring 2: Communications - learning about the science of sound. we also include a study of South Africa, past and present, and read 'Journey to Jo'burg' by Beverley Naidoo.
Summer 1: Water - a topic that covers science, local geography and history. We learn about a local Victorian engineer Thomas Hawkesley and read water stories from around the world.
Summer 2: Ancient Egypt - a historical study of Egypt and we read 'The Time Travelling Cat' by Julia Jarman.