Home Learning (Year 5)

Welcome to our Year 5 home learning page! I hope everyone is settling in to their new routines at home, whilst staying safe and healthy. It is so great to see what so many of you are up to on Twitter, keeping busy with some exciting and hands on activities! If you haven't yet tweeted me with what you are up to, here is the school twitter handle - @St_Josephs_Glos
Now during this time, it will be important that your day is balanced. I therefore recommend regular breaks from activities and a balance of screen-based and non-screen-based activities.  It is important to keep a sense of routine that we usually have at school and because of this, I have outlined a possible timetable to support you with this.

Resources for Home Learning

As a school, we have a variety of online learning platforms we subscribe to. These will prove invaluable to all pupils during this period of time away from education. In order to ensure all children can gain access to the platforms, all pupils have been sent home with their login details to these sites to ensure they can access them at home. 

  • Times Table Rock Stars – Children can do daily practice of times tables. 
  • SPAG.com – (This is registered for Year 6 only) Pupils will have SPAG questions set within SPAG.com and we can see how they perform to guide which tasks we then set next.  
  • BugClub - Children can access a variety of books (appropriate to their reading level) and complete multiple reading comprehensions.

There is also a wealth of additional resources available online that would also aid home learning. The details of these sites are listed below: 

If your child has a smart phone or tablet with the Kindle App on, or a Kindle itself, and would like some recommendations for reading material, the following website has 50 recommended reads for each year group – www.booksfortopics.com. 

Fortunately, we now also have access (via YouTube) to our 'Busy Brain Break' 5 minute sessions online. These will be fantastic to get the children up and moving - they may also encourage you to join in to! -  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMVDIgXkSHq0s4PzUNr9ZhA