Welcome to Year 5!
The home of inspirational musicians
Class Sheeran- Mrs Merrills and Mrs Priest
Class Beatles- Miss Parker
Class Glennie- Mrs Hilton
learning at home - find what you need here.
Click on the subject links below....
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We will update the pages with new information regularly so keep looking!
Friday 27th March 2020
Bonjour Glennie, Sheeran and Beatles. Last night we watched the world stand outside their doors and clap for all the wonderful members of the NHS who are working so tirelessly. It is important at this time, to remember all the other people who are working to keep the country running and very importantly the role you all have. I challenge you to surprise your grownup and offer to help with a household chore - fold the laundry, or load the dishwasher. One simple gesture makes all the difference but most of all - remember to be kind.
Did you work out what the other words ending in 'dous' were? HAZARDOUS, HORRENDOUS, TREMENDOUS
Check out the maths page for the answer to yesterday's fraction riddle and there you will find a new one.
Thursday 26th March 2020
Good morning year 5
Did you know..there are four words in the English language (in common usage) which end with 'dous' . One of them is stupendous, without the help of Google or Siri can you find the other 3?
Take a look at the topic, maths and English links for new tasks.
Wednesday 25th March 2020
Hello year 5 - did you know that Edinburgh zoo are live streaming their animals? Click on the link below and take a virtual tour of the zoo to see penguins, pandas, tigers and koalas. Enjoy and stay safe
Year 5 have been learning about how the brain works and the idea of 'neuroplasticity' - we can reshape and grow our brain. The idea of growth mindset and resilience is especially important during these stressful and uncertain times.
Our PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education) lessons are normally scheduled for half an hour each week - we would like you to research Growth Mindset and produce a powerpoint or similar to present your findings;
- What is Growth Mindset?
- What is Fixed Mindset?
- Why is it important?
- What are your own beliefs about your learning?
- Write some Growth Mindset statements
A note to parents:
I have been reading a book called 'The Silent Guides' by Professor Steve Peters (who also wrote The Chimp Paradox). It is a fascinating insight into how children's brains develop. It has a partner book, 'My Hidden Chimp', which is written for children.
Take care, Mrs Merrills 24.3.20
Spring Term 2020 Topic:
This term, the children will be learning about:
Ancient Sumeria, Indus Valley, Ancient Egypt and the Shang Dynasty
Autumn Term 2019 Topic:
This half term the children will be learning about...
Amazing Amazon and Brilliant Brazil!
Mr and Mrs Lawrence and Martha visited our school to share with the children their experiences during the War. Mr Lawrence was a young boy during the Blitz and went on to join the Navy. Martha was an evacuee and shared her experiences of being moved to several families during the war- some more positive than others!
Our thanks to our amazing visitors for sharing their experiences with us. The children absolutely loved listening to them and asking really thoughtful questions.