Friday, 3 April 2020

Update from the Year 5 Teachers

Hello Year 5,

Just a quick message before the Easter holidays. We hope that you are all well and enjoying the home learning packs and activities that were sent home.

We have all found the past two weeks very strange and are missing seeing you.  Mr Davies spent time in school last week with some Year 5 and 6 children and has said how hard they are working. We have had the same message from some of your parents. It is fabulous to hear!

As well as working, we have been finding ways at home to keep ourselves busy. Mr Davies has been watching lots of old football highlights and has been sending Mr Cahill golf challenges for them both to try!  Mrs McWilliam has been looking after her dog, Frankie, and reading her favourite books and Mrs Paish has been trying out new recipes and spending a lot of time in the garden with her dog, Mac. 

We have been making sure we get some exercise too. How many of you have been doing the same? You might have been playing in the garden, walking with your family or joining in with Joe Wicks during his morning PE lessons. If you haven’t seen them yet, you can find them on his You Tube channel, The Body Coach TV.

We have seen many other activities that you might like to try at home over the holiday. Here are a few of our favourites.

J K Rowling has created a new wizarding hub for all keen wizards. Find it at:

David Walliams is reading a story every day for 30 days. Listen, or catch up, here:

Take a virtual tour of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History here:

On their site, they also show you how to make a volcano. Natural disasters are our topic for next term! Find out how here: You may want to explore their site further as there are many other activities on there.

You might want to start your own Nature Journal. See how here:  How many plants, insects and other exciting things can you see in your garden or on any walk you go on?

If you’re as good at art as Mrs Paish (stop laughing 5P) you might want to use your time to brush up on your skills. Try this T Rex:

Finally, Mrs Hulme had a lovely email from Kerry Gibb, the author who visited school recently. She has written a short story spin-off from her ‘It’s a Kid’s Life’ series and is inviting children to write their own ending. Her message to you is: “You may be stuck inside, but your imagination is as free as a bird, so let it fly!”  You can find the story here:

We hope you have a good holiday. We will be in touch after Easter.

Mr Davies, Mrs McWilliam and Mrs Paish

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