During these unusual times our teachers are thinking of new ways to connect with their classes, this is increasingly involving new technology! Please understand that our teachers are working hard to regularly set work for children online and to virtually monitor and possibly interact with the children. This may look slightly different for each class at the moment, as each teacher is navigating their own journey with this new technology. Therefore, we ask that you continue to be supportive during these unprecedented times and not necessarily expect instant replies to queries and understand that sometimes feedback may just be a "like or a smiley face"! If we all work together we will come through this stronger and with an increased sense of community! Happy learning!
Welcome to the Year 5/6 Dolphins Class page!
The class teacher is Mrs Banks and our teaching assistant is Mr Jenkinson.
Dear Parents and Carers,
Firstly, a big well done to our Dazzling Dolphins for starting the new school year off so well. It has been a challenging few months so it has been lovely to get back to some normality together.
When self-isolating, or in case of school closure or any absence, I will post work on this page for your child to complete. Every child has received a green home learning exercise book in which they can complete the activities. They have also received login details for Class Dojo, Purple Mash and TT Rockstars, too.
This page will be updated with activities, news and resources for you regularly.
We hope this is useful for you all.
Thank you for your support,
Purple Mash - Please use this to communicate with us, as well as exploring the brilliant games and online activities. Usernames and passwords have been sent home.
Class Dojo - This is the second way in which we will be able to communicate and share learning together using Class Portfolios and the Class Story. Usernames and passwords have been sent home.
Topmarks - Contains lots of fun, educational games. 'Hit the Button' is great for times table practice.
Twinkl - It has lots of free resources and activities for each subject. Use the code UKTWINKLHELPS for a free one month membership.
Times Table Rockstars - Keep practicing your times tables and competing. Make sure you check for any upcoming battles!
CBBC Newsround - We watch this to keep us updated with child-friendly news.
Oxford Owl - Reading books online and other reading based tasks.
Read Theory - Great for comprehension activities based on your child's reading ability.
Open Library - A website for you to borrow books. Please sign up (for free) if you wish.
Maths Parent Work Books.
Please choose the appropriate year group for your child.
Week beginning 23.11.2020
Wednesday (See above powerpoint)
Thursday (Seeabove powerpoint)
The National Online Safety website provides, among others, guides with tips for parents to help keep children safe online. We have posted a few of those guides below for your information. Please visit https://nationalonlinesafety.com/hub/guide for more.
Week Beginning 16.11
Monday Powerpoint and writing task
BookTalk If you don't have the book at home, use similar questions for a book you are reading.
English W.B. 09.11.20
English W.B. 02.11.20
English (W.B. 28/09/2020)
GPS (W.B. 28/09/2020)
Spelling activity (Etymology- research the origin meaning for each word)
Book Talk Reading (28/09/2020)
Topic - History (28/09/2020)
English (W.B. 21/09/2020)
We are continuing to read ‘Deadman’s Cove’ by Lauren St. John. Our reading activities are based on this text.
GPS – Activity slides
Maths (W.B. 21/09/2020
We are comparing and ordering numbers up to 1,000,000. Please keep continuing to logon to TT Rockstars to practise your times tables!
RE and PSHE (W.B. 21/09/2020
We are reading ‘Deadman’s Cove’ by Lauren St. John. This is an exciting mystery story, set in picturesque Cornwall, and follows the story of a young orphaned girl, Laura.
Our focus has been Number and Place Value. Activities can be found on the PowerPoint’s below. Please also make sure you are going onto Times Table Rockstars and practising your tables.
Word Mats: Use these to help you with your story writing.
(Paper-less) Home Learning Activities:
- Share a verbal book or film review about either something you have read or watched recently.
- Bake a cake with an adult and record your recipe.
- Design a superhero and create a comic strip with you as the character.
- Work out the perimeter of different rooms in your house! (Remember: measure the 'sides' and add them all together.)
- Read newspaper articles.
- Meditate and take time to practice yoga (by searching for Cosmic Kids/Go Noodle Breathing on youtube).
- Help with the cooking or gardening if you have access to one.
- Make up your own 'sport'. Share the instructions with us on purple mash or class dojo!