A Message to Y5

Y5
w/c 13th July

Good Morning Year 5,

The sun is shining this morning so hopefully that’s a sign that we’re in for a great final week!
It feels quite strange this being the last Monday Morning message of the school year doesn’t it?
You will notice on Classroom that I have set summer-themed maths and English booklets for you to complete this week. You could do a page a day of you wanted to. They are just a set of tasks that revise various year 5 skills.
In addition to that, you will see a new ‘Transition’ folder with some transition activities for you to do and/or have a think about. You don’t have to use these formats – if you can think of a more creative way to jot down your year 5 memories or tell your year 6 teachers more about you, then do that.
You can also use this week to complete and hand in any unfinished work and I will ensure that by the end of the week all work is marked and points have been awarded.
Don’t forget you still have access to TT Rockstars and Big Maths.
I will see some of you later on Google Meet for the final computing lesson on vector drawing and hopefully be able to speak to those of you that I haven’t yet over the next few days.
Have a fantastic day year 5!
Miss Stokes 🙂
w/c 6th July

Good Morning Year 5,

It was so lovely to speak to a few of you on Friday and hear what you’ve been up to and how you’re feeling about moving into Year 6. Hopefully I will get to speak to the rest of you over the coming days.

I hope you all had a good week last week. We are now in our penultimate week of term…YAY!

Next week I will be setting some summer-themed maths and English tasks and some transition activities for you to complete should you wish to.
I have set your tasks on Classroom as I have done in previous weeks but I have not set any reading assignments for you this week; I would like you to see if you can finish the reading book that you are currently reading and write me a short review for it and take a picture of you reading somewhere unusual!
Don’t forget our computing lesson is at 2pm today – it would be lovely to see you there.
Have a great day and great week Year 5 – you are nearly at the end of term 🙂
Miss Stokes
w/c 29th June

Good Morning Year 5,

I wanted to start by saying thank you so much for my lovely video that I received over the weekend of many of you saying hello – it really made my day seeing so many of your faces 🙂

We had another great week on Google Classroom with many of you keeping in touch and handing in some great pieces of work.
Don’t forget to check the Classroom for this week’s tasks.
I just have a little request that daily tasks are not all sent in one go at the end of the week otherwise it’s difficult for me to give specific feedback which you can then respond to. If you hand it in, I can return it so that you can then hand it in again for the next day’s task. Some of you are doing this really well and I understand that this isn’t always possible which is fine but where you are able to, please try not to hand in big weekly chunks of work.
Don’t forget computing is at 11-12 again this week – hopefully I will see many of you there.
I am in school on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week so I will see some of you and I am also going to be calling you this week to check in and see how you all are so hopefully I will either see you or speak to you at some point over the course of the week.
Have a great one.
Miss Stokes 🙂

Good Morning Year 5,

I wanted to start by saying thank you so much for my lovely video that I received over the weekend of many of you saying hello – it really made my day seeing so many of your faces 🙂

We had another great week on Google Classroom with many of you keeping in touch and handing in some great pieces of work.
Don’t forget to check the Classroom for this week’s tasks.
I just have a little request that daily tasks are not all sent in one go at the end of the week otherwise it’s difficult for me to give specific feedback which you can then respond to. If you hand it in, I can return it so that you can then hand it in again for the next day’s task. Some of you are doing this really well and I understand that this isn’t always possible which is fine but where you are able to, please try not to hand in big weekly chunks of work.
Don’t forget computing is at 11-12 again this week – hopefully I will see many of you there.
I am in school on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week so I will see some of you and I am also going to be calling you this week to check in and see how you all are so hopefully I will either see you or speak to you at some point over the course of the week.
Have a great one.
Miss Stokes 🙂
w/c 22nd June

Good Morning Year 5,

I hope you had a great weekend and are feeling ready to go again with some new tasks.

I have a couple of things to inform you about:
Firstly, when you log in to the Classroom this morning, you will notice that I’ve had a bit of a tidy up. I have moved all old assignments into an ‘Old Assignments’ topic folder as I would like you to focus on the new tasks set and they will be easier for you to find with the others separated.
Secondly, our computing lessons for the next 2 weeks (today included) will run from 11-12 instead of at 2. 

I am aware that some of you had difficulties in accessing the lesson last week. I know that Bob has been in contact with some of you over the course of the week and the issues have been resolved but just to remind you that any email address that is not a Woodbridge Primary email will be refused access to the Meet – this is to keep you all safe online. Therefore, you need to ensure that you are logged into your own account when trying to access the meeting. If you are using a Chromebook (or the Chrome browser), then you should be the ‘user’ logged into that Chromebook/browser. If you are, you will see your picture or initial in the top right corner of the screen.

If you are logged in, it is simply (fingers crossed) a case of going to the Computing Classroom, NOT the Year 5 Home Learning Classroom and clicking on the Google Meet link, which will be switched on at 11. You should then be able to enter the Google Meet.

If you have any problems or queries regarding this, both Bob and I will be available via email before the lesson and Bob is happy to help people that struggled to access the Meet last week test the link. If you should need to contact him because of any problems, he can be emailed on bob.higham@woodbridgeprimary.suffolk.sch.uk
I look forward to seeing you there :-). It really made my day seeing you all after so long last week!
Lastly, you will notice that I haven’t included any art on the learning poster – this doesn’t mean don’t do any. I love to see any art that you are doing – you might be inspired by your surroundings or other art that you have seen so have fun experimenting with different mediums.
Once again thank you for all your hard work. I know it’s hard to keep up motivation sometimes but remember to just do what you can manage and ensure you are doing the things that make you smile! Thank you parents for all of your fantastic support – this is definitely a group effort.
Keep going and keep smiling 🙂
Miss Stokes
w/c 15th June

Good Morning Year 5,

I hope you had another good week last week. I’d like to say a big well done to you all for your efforts on the Classroom again.
What else have you all been up to?
We have had some beautiful weather over the week and are in for some more this week so why not take your learning outside?
Online Class 
Today at 2pm is the first of your online Computing lessons. You can access this by going to the ‘Year 5 2019-20 Computer Science’ classroom and clicking on the link which says ‘meet link’. It is under the classroom title and class code. You should not be logging into this before 2pm. When you log in, please ensure your camera is on but your microphone is off – I hope to see many of you there 🙂
On that note, I would like to remind you that if you plan on joining in on the live lessons, the tasks should be completed in order so if you haven’t already had a go at lesson 1 then you should do this before this afternoon as it gives a basic introduction into the ‘Google Drawing’ tool.
Have a fantastic week Year 5.
As always, if you need any help with any tasks just let me know.
Miss you all
Miss Stokes
w/c 8th June

Good Morning Year 5,

I hope you had a good week last week – well done again for all of your efforts on Google Classroom, Mathletics, Big Maths and TT.
Just a reminder again to check your emails to see if I have commented on or returned work.
It is World Oceans Day today; I have put some links and activities on the Classroom should you want to have a go. If you have your own ideas, that is also fine. Hand in any pictures of work and other ‘ocean’ activities you might do today – we are going to go down to Felixstowe and do some ocean art as well as some of the activities I have posted for you so I will also upload my pictures.
Another thing to make you aware of is that there will be new computer science lessons and the first one will go on to the Classroom today. Bob has filmed a really helpful video which you will need to watch carefully in order to help you complete the first task. If you need any other help both Bob and I will be able to answer your questions.
Have a great week Year 5 and, as usual, I will speak to you throughout the week.
Keep smiling and keep going – you’re doing amazing 🙂
Miss Stokes
w/c 1st June

Good Morning,

Welcome to your final half term of Year 5 – hasn’t that flown by?

I hope you had a lovely week off and enjoyed the beautiful weather. I’ve been for lots of walks and painted the garden fence with my family. It was also my mum’s and one of my daughter’s birthdays this week so we’ve had a great half term. I got to see my mum and dad properly (socially distanced of course) for the first time in weeks which made me very happy!

You will see on the Classroom that your new learning poster is available – this should direct your learning for the next three weeks. I will continue to upload additional content and activities for you so make sure you are regularly checking in. Remember not to stress about it and ask for help if you need it.
I look forward to hearing what you’ve all been up to and hopefully seeing some updated pictures.
Miss you all!
Miss Stokes 🙂
w/c 18th May

Good Morning Year 5,

We have made it to the final week of this half term and I would just like to reiterate how proud I am of you all.
Once again we have had a fantastic week on Google Classroom with lots of lovely work and evidence of learning sent in. We also had 16 people completing Big Maths this week AND lots of you asking for more Mathletics as you’ve completed the tasks I had set before.
I will continue to be in touch through the Classroom as usual this week so if you have any queries or questions don’t forget to ask.
In case you missed it when I mentioned it in the ‘Stream’, don’t forget to check your emails when you log in to the Classroom because you will be alerted by email if I have responded to your comments or privately commented on your work :-).
Who is up for a YEAR 5 BAKE OFF? As it is the final week of term, I thought it would be fun to have a go at something different. I have set an assignment for you on the Classroom so that you can post pictures of your entries along with the recipe or short description of what it is you have baked. Obviously (and unfortunately), I can’t judge them on taste so I will have to go purely off the look of your cake and the description of what it is. Don’t feel you have to take part – it is just supposed to be a little fun. Please submit entries for judging by Thursday 21st and I will announce the winner on Friday. There will be a smiley for the winning entry 🙂
Have a fantastic week Year 5.
Miss Stokes
w/c 11th May

Good Morning Y5,

I hope you had a good week last week and enjoyed the bank holiday sunshine 🙂

I have been really pleased to see that even more of you are uploading work and becoming increasingly familiar with using the Classroom.
I have now uploaded the video from Sophie Green. I decided to leave it up to her to choose the ones she answered :-). Go to the reading section in the Classroom to see it.
I have also uploaded a chocolate quiz for you to have a go at if you’d like to (just for something different to do) – get your family involved in the guessing too.
You and your families have been absolutely fantastic Year 5. Remember that staying positive and well is most important during this time so again I’d like to reiterate to you not to stress about work and just do what is manageable. I am loving reading all about what you’re up to and seeing all the pictures.
Stay safe and I’ll be in touch on the Classroom.
Miss Stokes 🙂
w/c 4th May

Good Morning Year 5,

Now most of us are up and running on Google Classroom, I’ll keep this short and sweet.
I hope you had a good week last week despite the not-so-nice weather.
So many of you did your Big Maths challenges again last week and I have received some fantastic pieces of work. Remember to check out the ‘Examples of Work’ folder on the Classroom as I am uploading things I am emailed so you can check out what your friends have been up to and maybe do some ‘magpieing’.
I am going to be setting up a spreadsheet where I will be awarding points and Smileys and Mrs Ling will be using this for engagement and effort in her assignments too. I will start that from this week so remember to email or upload/’hand in’ work that is set in order to get your points.
On Tuesday, I will be uploading new assignments and a new learning poster so keep your eyes peeled for that. Don’t forget that the Stream is there for any questions too. I am really happy to see some of you posting on there and keeping in touch with one another as well as complimenting your friend’s work. What a kind bunch you are :-)!
Remember to stay safe and be responsible online.
I am super proud of you all and I will speak to you all in the Classroom throughout the week.
Keep smiling Year 5,
Miss Stokes
w/c 27th April

Good Morning Year 5,

Happy Monday 🙂
How did you all find your first week back after the Easter break? I hope you had a good week and kept busy whilst enjoying more of this lovely sunshine. We were doing our work in the garden as we found it much more enjoyable. Somehow, work doesn’t feel like work when you can do it out in the sunshine and fresh air. I have also taken up running again this week – I think I could challenge you around that cross country course when we get back 🙂
Are you all managing to access and use the Google Classroom okay?
I know many of you are as I can see that you’ve tackled some of the challenges already, or just dropped a little ‘Hello’ on the stream, and lots of you sent in some fab questions for Sophie Green. If you haven’t yet been on, try to login and navigate your way around – it’s really simple once you get used to it. Remember that this is for you to contact me or to ask about work and logins but if your parents need to speak to me then it should still go through the usual communications email.
I have been on to Big Maths and seen that a few of you completed your challenges this week with some really good results, so well done to Ambrose, Leo, Andrew, Millie, Daniel, Oliver, Seth, Fabio, Lou-Lou and Maggie. Let’s see if even more of you can complete them this week.
Also, lots of you are regularly keeping up with your TT Rockstars practice so give yourself a few virtual points for that too.
Remember Year 5 (and parents) to just do what you’re able to. If somebody else is doing more than you, it doesn’t matter. Just do what’s manageable. If on the other hand, you find there isn’t enough, let me know and I can find you some additional activities.
I hope you are all keeping well, laughing lots, relaxing and being helpful.
Keep being amazing!
Miss you all,
Miss Stokes x
w/c 21st April
Hello again Year 5,
Welcome to the start of the Summer Term. I hope you’ve had a lovely Easter break and you and your families are well. Hopefully you have all been keeping up with Joe to burn some of those chocolate eggs off. I ate my one and only egg in one go…oops!
Some of you will know that before Easter I set up a Google Classroom for our home learning. So far 11 of you have signed up to this. If you are able to, please remember to sign up as I will be posting work and updates on there but also it’s a nice way for us all to keep in touch. It will save poor Catie in the office tons of emails to forward on. You can directly post pictures and info about what you’ve been up to on our Classroom Stream. I have posted a couple of pictures on there from things me and my family did together over Easter to start us off.
You will see the Learning Poster on there and this should direct your learning for the next 2 weeks when I will then issue another one. Some activities have remained the same as last term but there are some new ones on there too. Also, don’t forget Mrs Ling’s music tasks and Bob’s Matisse snail task. I have posted my snail on there and you all know that would have been a task for me – I still have a lot to learn on Scratch but luckily my daughter was there to help.
Please remember that these activities are not supposed to cause you or your families any added stress or worry so do what you feel you are able to, ask me for help if you need and remember the world isn’t going to end if you don’t get it all done :-). If you find you are struggling for time, then prioritise reading your book and practising TT Rockstars.
We have been lucky enough to have the author Sophie Green agree to answer some of your questions so you will see on the Classroom that I have made an assignment for this. All you need to do is write your question/s and submit them. Year 6 are doing this as well so Miss Crossley, Mrs Murton and I will select about 10 questions for Sophie to answer. I have asked for your questions to be submitted by Friday; Sophie will then film herself answering the questions and I will post this video on our Google Classroom.
As well as the activities on the learning poster, there are lots of other fun activities out there. We have posted useful links on the school website for you to have a look at and, of course, you have lots of fantastic ideas of your own. For example, I received a fab informative piece of work on the Panama Canal, lots of you have been baking (some of you on your own), building tents, climbing trees, painting and building, and even doing algebra! You have definitely been keeping your bodies and your brains active.
Keep me posted on how you’re doing and what you’re up to!
Keep smiling, be kind, be creative whilst you’re stuck indoors and enjoy spending this extra time with your family!
I will be in touch next week,
Miss you all
Miss Stokes 🙂
Easter Holidays
Good Morning (afternoon possibly) Year 5,
We’ve made it to the Easter holidays – yessss!
I just wanted to say how proud I am of you all.
The last 2 weeks have been rather strange not seeing you but seeing all the work and creative and thoughtful things you’ve been doing at home have really made me smile. The Grassheads I’ve seen so far are fab – I am going to try to make an Easter-themed one this week with my daughters.
I’ve also been having a little check on TT Rockstars and was so pleased to see that so many of you have not only logged in but have also been improving your times; I knew your great attitude would continue at home. Tally yourself a few points to add when we get back. I also went on TT this week and managed to get my time down to 1.57 seconds but I think a few of you are even quicker so I’ll have to practise a bit more!
You will be pleased to know that there are no formal work expectations over the next two weeks; it is Easter after all, but if you do find you have a spare moment and are wondering what you could do, then try to read a few pages of your book. You will also still be able to access TT Rockstars and Mathletics but ONLY if you wish.
Stuck for ideas for Easter? Well, see below for some suggestions of mine. I’ll be sure to try some of these too.
  1. As we missed out on our Easter egg hunt at school :-(, why don’t you ask your parents to hide some eggs around the house/garden for you to hunt – don’t eat them all at once!
  2. Make a pom pom chick.
    https://www.diyncrafts.com/50422/holidays/easter/pom-pom-chick-diy
  3. Make and send an Easter card to somebody that you’re missing at the moment. Have a look on Google or Pinterest for some inspiration if you want to.
  4. The sun is out and spring is finally here – get out and play in the garden.
  5. Check these websites for lots of other good ideas.
    https://onelittleproject.com/easter-crafts-for-kids/
    https://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/easter
    https://www.thebestideasforkids.com/easter-crafts-for-kids/
Finally, as I couldn’t give you all an Easter card, I decided to make you one (with the help of my daughters) which you will see below. In case you can’t read it, it says, ‘Dear Y5, I hope you have a fantastic, fun-filled Easter break with lots of chocolate. Miss Stokes xxx’
As always, keep smiling, be kind to whoever is caring for you at home and stay safe.
I will be in contact again on Tuesday 21st April (as Monday is a PD day for us).
Miss you,
Miss Stokes 🙂
w/c 30th March
Hello again Year 5,
Well, it’s now been a week (more for some) since we’ve been together at school – how has it been for you all?
I hope you’ve all managed to find a good balance between work, fun and downtime in your new schedules. I’ve enjoyed getting stuck into gardening, cooking and going on some lovely walks for my daily exercise, as well as trying to get to grips with some year 3 and year 7 work so I can help my own children…eeek!
Who has tried P.E with Joe? We’ve been doing it everyday in our house – I am definitely feeling fitter than I was a week ago!
Who’s created a rainbow for their window?
It has come to my attention that some of your SPaG CGP books have been misprinted so if you find you have pages missing or that are duplicated, then don’t worry – you can only do what’s in front of you.
As we’ve been looking at space, I thought you might be interested to know that you can see the International Space Station in the evening over the next week. Below is a link which tells you what time each evening to look out for it. I’m going to be looking out for it tonight.
Also, at some point this week, you will receive a Google classroom update with a Scratch project for you to try and then submit (if you wish). Be as creative as possible by creating your own sprites using the Paint feature.
Don’t forget to send any pictures of projects, activities, recipes you’ve tried and anything else that’s been keeping you busy.
Stay safe, stay in and keep smiling.
I miss you crazy lot!
I’ll be in touch next week.
Miss Stokes 🙂 x
w/c 23rd March
Hello Year 5 (and Year 5 families),
I hope you had a lovely weekend and managed to enjoy some fresh air and spring sunshine.
I wanted to start by thanking you all as I think almost all home learning packs were collected, even for those of you that were already self isolating before Friday. This shows great commitment to your learning so well done!
For many of you, today will be the first day of home learning so I just want to encourage you to get yourself into a routine whereby you are still getting up and dressed, and having breakfast. Also, ensure you have a quiet, organised work space; these things will help you maintain as much normality as possible in what is a very strange time for us all.
Make sure you get your directed daily home learning completed BUT also use this time to be creative, be active, be helpful, have ‘no technology time’ and MOST IMPORTANTLY stay positive. Feel free to send me any pictures of your own home learning projects/activities; I’d love to see what’s keeping you busy.
If you need help or have any questions about anything in your pack, don’t hesitate to contact me.
Here is a link to some spelling games for those of you that might like to practise your spellings: https://spellingframe.co.uk/
Take care of yourselves and your loved ones.
I will be in touch next week.
Miss Stokes 🙂 x
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