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.
  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.
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