Class 5 - Mrs Burrows
Welcome to the Class 5 page.
If I am unable to set daily work during the school closure on the Class Dojo due to illness, please help your child to complete some of the following:
Exercise: there are some great YouTube activities to help keep you fit and well. Enjoy the outdoors – walking, running, scootering, bike-riding….
Spellings: work through the Year 5/6 word list. Practise 5 a week and use them in sentences.
English: write a diary entry for each day. OR, use the Class blog (https://kidblog.org/class/class-5-2019-2020/posts)to write a story. 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: go onto Mathletics or TTRockStars for 30 minutes each day. Also use https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ to do some more maths activities.
Topic: remember that there is lots of amazing stuff to discover on https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/
Computers: go onto the Coding site https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/ and work through the Year 4, 5 and 6 coding activities. The username is: student25616 and the password is: lowdham
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.
Finally, don’t forget the Studyladders site https://www.studyladder.co.uk/myschool/34007/myclass/1203515 for extra activities to try.
Most importantly, stay safe and well and I will be back in touch again just as soon as possible on the Dojo.
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 Butler 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.