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Monday 18th January 2021
Hello Class 5,
I hope you are all well and have had a good weekend.
Apologies for the slightly later message – I have had some technical issues at home today. (I should have posted while I was in school to sort the packs…!)
I hope that you have enjoyed the first week of online learning and have managed to attempt most of the activities, as well as doing lots of reading, spellings and times tables practice.
Another huge thank you to all those returning and collecting work packs this morning. I look forward to seeing how you got on with the maths and English work last week.
A big and brilliant Bentinck shout out today to:
Aya, Haseeb, Siart, Eiliyah, Shareen, Horia, Zoya and Aroua – who all earned 10+ dots for a fantastic effort with both the maths and English in their first work packs. Well done!
Lots more of Class 5 earned dots for some great maths and English work, but the children above have tried their best with each day’s activities in both subjects. Just awesome! Remember: you do not need internet access to complete the work. There are activities in your pack that can be done without.
Did you see the special Mini Police assignment? I have put a copy in your work pack. Please have a go at this if you can. Imagine having your picture on a billboard in Hyson Green for all to see! What an incredible opportunity.
Also included in your pack this week is a suggested timetable (a copy of which can be found by clicking on the ‘Weekly Remote Learning Timetable’ star above). This is to show you how you can fit in 4 hours of school work a day, which is what you should be aiming for. Don't worry if you need to swap any of the activities around or do them at different times, but please try to make sure you complete as much as possible.
You can email me about anything – or just to say hello. I hope to hear from a few more of you this week! Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Take care, keep smiling and keep working hard.
Miss Hodgson x
Friday 15th January 2021
Good morning Class 5!
I hope that you are all well and having a good week.
Well done and thank you to all those working hard at home – whether having a go at the online learning or the activities in the packs. We understand that this is a new and different way of doing things and are so proud of those of you trying to work alongside us at this difficult time. And another huge thank you to all the parents and carers supporting their children at home. We really appreciate everything you are doing.
Firstly, a big and brilliant Bentinck shout out to:
Haseeb, Eiliyah and Horia – for getting in touch over email, as well as
Ewa, Alan, Alisha, Ali, Johan, Aroua, Komal and Janet – for continuing to make use of our fantastic online resources (TT Rockstars and Spelling Shed).
You have all earned yourselves at least 3 house points - or more if you have used both and/or emailed me! I’d like to see some more of you getting involved next week please! It’s so important to keep practising these key skills.
I hope that you have enjoyed some of the activities in the first online learning packs. Be sure to try your best to complete as much as possible and remember that you can email me with any questions. I am just looking at the last of the previous work packs today, so will be doing a shout out for those on Monday.
Next week, you will receive a feedback form from me (to tell you how well you did with the tasks) as well as a quick feedback form for you to fill in (to tell us how you’re getting on with remote learning so far). This is really useful information for us at school, so please take the time to fill this in carefully (and honestly!) In the work packs, you will also receive any dots you have earned for great work. Please don’t forget the rules for presentation at home!
The new work packs, and any remaining dot cards, will be ready to collect on the playground on Monday 18th January, 10:00 – 10:20am.
If you have siblings in Nursery, Class R, 1 or 2, your packs also can be collected with theirs, from 9:30am. Please remember to return your completed work packs from the previous week. The collection and return of work packs is not optional. We must try to continue some learning through the lockdown.
I hope that you all have a good weekend and manage to get out for some exercise and fresh air. Sunday looks a little brighter… Just be sure to wrap up warm!
Take care and stay safe,
Miss Hodgson x
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Monday 11th January 2021
Hello Class 5!
I hope that you are all well and had a good weekend. It was pretty chilly again, but at least we saw a bit of sunshine! I hope that you are all managing to get out in the fresh air and enjoy some exercise. And if not, did you see that Joe Wicks is back on YouTube? His Body Coach TV is on from 9am - Monday, Wednesday and Friday - showing you fun ways to improve your fitness in your own front room. Keeping active is not just great for your body but for your brain too. So let's get moving...!
A huge thank you to all those collecting work packs from school. I miss seeing you all and it has been lovely to catch up with some of your parents and carers - and see a few familiar smiley faces. Please remember to return your pack and collect the next one on Monday 18th January, 10:00 - 10:20am on the top playground.
This week is the first of our online learning. Follow the stars at the top of the page to your English and maths groups to find the daily tasks. You will find your group number, instructions and all the activity sheets in your new work pack. This week, you have only English and maths, but we will soon be adding some different activities to keep you busy.
Don't worry if you can't complete every task but please try your best with as many as you can - and remember you can always email me if you're stuck. A big shout out to Eiliyah, Haseeb and Zoya, who have all used their initiative to get in touch - and earned themselves house points. Well done! We are still awarding house points and dots (as well as the corresponding colour treats), so be sure to take care with your work and maintain those same high standards we expect at school. You should have received your dot card with this week's work pack, but if it was given by a different adult and has been missed, I will be sure to include it for you next week. I will also be adding the house points chart to this page on Friday, once I have had chance to tally up the points in class.
I would love to hear from you - with work you're proud of, any questions, photos of family fun time or simply to say hello.
My email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the meantime, stay safe, keep calm and carry on!
Tuesday 5th January 2021
Good morning Class 5,
I hope that you and your families are keeping well and warm.
Well… this is not quite the start to 2021 that we had hoped for! Did you see Boris Johnson’s announcement last night? We are now back in a full national lockdown. The Prime Minister has said that this is the only way that we can get control of the virus - particularly this new strain which spreads more easily. Sadly, this means that we can not be together in school for the moment, but don’t worry. We’ll be together again as soon as it is safe.
Tomorrow, your parent/carer will be able to collect a work pack at school – on the muga from 10:00-10:20am, please. This should keep you busy for the rest of this week, Wednesday to Friday. These are packs that we put together last term, in case of emergency, so the work is simply practising your English and maths skills from the autumn term. These packs must be completed and returned to school on Monday 11th January.
Next week, we will be starting our remote learning in earnest – so watch this space…!
In the meantime, don’t forget TT Rockstars and Spelling Shed (if you’ve lost your login, we’ll be giving you another copy tomorrow). You could also do some additional Vikings research and put together an information sheet or booklet. There are lots of brilliant websites you can use, but have a look at the ones below to get you started.
Take care, stay safe and keep smiling!
Miss Hodgson x
You or your parents / carers can email me at any time:
I would love to hear from you and will award house points for the first 5 people to get in touch...!
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Happy half-term holiday Class 5!
Well… what a funny old end to the term! It is such a shame that we were not able to finish our final week as planned, especially after such a fantastic start back. I am incredibly proud of how you have all returned to school after such a long time away. Everyone has been very responsible and considerate, as well as showing a really positive and enthusiastic attitude to learning. I can’t wait for us to get our teeth stuck into more of the Year 5 curriculum next term!
I hope you all have a lovely half term break. Please stay safe and follow the government guidelines, but make sure you have some fun too! You will need to rest and recharge, ready for next term 😊
As explained, the work packs you were given are just some general skills practice, which were put together in case of a sudden closure. If you have some free time and wanted to practise more of the areas we have covered this term, please find some additional tasks below. There is also some information and a short task on the Mini Police scheme.
Please make sure that above all else, you continue to practise your reading – ideally a little (or a lot!) each day. As well as books, try to read some other types of text too: newspapers, recipes, websites etc. You could read a couple of interesting articles on Newsround or find out about some more amazing animals on Nat Geo kids: https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/animals/
If you’re feeling inspired to do some creative writing, such as a story or a poem, this website: https://www.pobble365.com/ has a great selection of interesting pictures (a different one each day) which you can scroll through for ideas.
Or perhaps you could make a poster to illustrate the government’s Coronavirus safety slogan – Hands, Face, Space.
Don’t forget about Spelling Shed and TT Rockstars too!
A huge THANK YOU to all the parents and carers for their ongoing support. You or your parents / carers can email me any time at: email@example.com
I may not be checking my email every day (it is the holidays after all!) but will certainly get back to you as soon as I see it.
Have a great break, stay safe and take good care,
Miss Hodgson x
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