SPELLINGS Spring 2 Week 6

Year 5/6 Spelling List | St Peter's CE Primary & Nursery School

We are now (in the Spring Term) beginning to practice the much needed Year 5 & Year 6 Spelling List words. This will continue to be the focus for Spelling Practice until the end of the year, and we will likely have 10 – 15 spellings to learn each week.

Here is a list of all Year 5 & 6 words, for children and parents / carers to download: year-5-6-spellings-matDOWNLOAD

This week’s 11 Spellings are (to be learnt and tested in AFTER HALF-TERM… WEDNESDAY Summer 1 Week 1):

Accommodate

Accommodation

Critic

Criticise

Equip

Equipped

Equipment

Immediate

Immediately

Sincere

Sincerely

Online Learning in the Spring Term

Welcome back to Spring Term, Year 5!

I hope you’ve all had a very restful and enjoyable two weeks away from school. As we are not learning in person for at least the next two weeks, school will be taking place online.

This will look a bit different to last spring because we are using two new platforms: Zoom and Seesaw. It is important that these are set up by 9:45 AM tomorrow. Both have great apps for phones and tablets! I am looking forward to seeing you all again over zoom these next couple of weeks and sharing our work on Seesaw.

Here is the daily timetable we will be using (tomorrow may look a bit different as we learn to log on!):

9:45 – 10:15Individual Reading with a carer or sibling
10:15 – 10:30Zoom register and check-ins
10:30 – 11:15Maths on Zoom and SeeSaw
11:15 – 11:30Break
11:30 – 12:15English on Zoom and SeeSaw
12:15 – 13:30Lunch
13:30 – 14:15Foundation 1 on Zoom and SeeSaw
14:15 – 14:30Break
14:30 – 15:15Foundation 2 on Zoom and SeeSaw

Teachers will be using ZOOM (https://zoom.us/) to explain the activity, discuss the work needed and model how to complete, for 4 sessions each day – Class teachers will be forwarding Zoom links by text and email to each parent / carer this evening, for tomorrow (and then daily moving forward).

The first Zoom meeting will be treated like a register, recorded by the teacher and passed on to the office as part of attendance, so we would need all pupils at home to be present for these each day.

SEESAW (app.seesaw.me) will be used more and more in the next few days, replacing the blog, as a way to provide lesson activities, and for pupils to create and record their work, for teachers to observe and comment on. Some activities can be done online and uploaded, and others may still need pen and paper, which you can then take a simple photo of and upload as a record of work. Seesaw will need pupils to setup accounts: teachers will be sending login details for these this evening, that make the process very easy to do.

Please be sure to check for these emails and texts as soon as you can, and for pupils to try to be prepared for using Zoom and Seesaw (by downloading apps or details to whichever device your child will be using). We will gradually ‘build up’ their use over the next few days, and expect some ‘teething’ problems for all involved!

Please contact your Class Teacher using these emails with any issues or difficulties (Teachers will be available to assist from 8:30am to 4:30pm daily):

year5@selsdonprimary.org.uk

year5@heaversfarm.croydon.sch.uk

Free Access to Collins Big Cat Books!

Collins Connect | Digital resources for schools

FROM THE SELSDON MAIN BLOG – ‘We are excited to let you know that access to Collins e-books is back. The resource we have bought is different (and better) to that which you could access in the summer term and so signing in for you is different too. We now have access to books for all our readers up to the most advanced reading material for primary readers which is great news.

The new resource has the potential for teachers to provide more personalised reading support for your child. Teachers are trying this resource out, this week and next, so please bear with us while we iron out any technical difficulties.

This week, you should have received support about how to login with login details for your child. If you notice that there are any errors with the spelling of your child’s name, please contact your child’s class teacher, who can amend that for you. If you haven’t received a login for your child, please also contact your class teacher in the first instance.

We look forward to your children being able to enjoy a wider variety of books both in school and at home.’

Best wishes

Jo Read

Here is the LINK, to gain access to your assigned books, Year 5 – https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/defaultlogin.aspx

SOME HAVE MENTIONED THAT THIS LINK DOES NOT ALLOW ACCESS…

Please try this alternative link:

https://ebooks.collinsopenpage.com/

NEW TTRS TOURNAMENT: “ALL YEAR 5 Classes – Crafty Cormorants, Heroic Herons & Powerful Puffins!!” – this week (SPR1 WK2)!

TT Rockstars – Glais Primary School

Just a friendly reminder that TimesTables Rockstars is still running, and that in order for you all to be prepared for Year 5, you should still be using it regularly. Knowing your tables, inside and out, is the basis of SO much of the Maths work you will do this year.

In the FIRST tournament of 2021 (Cormorants vs. Herons) – It was a close victory for HERONS!! They won 21,238 to Cormorant’s 16.322! Congratulations, HERONS!!

The TOP FIVE SCORERS (in order) were: Drilon, Onyinyeche, Luke, Sedinam & Jordan. Impressive effort, all of you!

So come on, Year 5! Get those clicks dancing back to the TTRS website (link below) and let’s beat the other class to win the tournament this week. It’s all good practice… and FUN!

TTRS LINK: https://ttrockstars.com/

SPELLINGS Spring 2 Week 5

Year 5/6 Spelling List | St Peter's CE Primary & Nursery School

We are now (in the Spring Term) beginning to practice the much needed Year 5 & Year 6 Spelling List words. This will continue to be the focus for Spelling Practice until the end of the year, and we will likely have 10 – 15 spellings to learn each week.

Here is a list of all Year 5 & 6 words, for children and parents / carers to download: year-5-6-spellings-matDOWNLOAD

This week’s 10 Spellings are (to be learnt and tested in the FOLLOWING week… WEDNESDAY WEEK 6):

Achieve

Average

Awkward

Bargain

Embarrass

Especially

Marvellous

Neighbour

Twelfth

Yacht

Cormorant Sp2 Week 4 

Everyone has really been getting back into the swing of things this week. I have been really impressed how hard everyone in Cormorant has been working and we have got loads done. We attended a zoom Shakespeare workshop this morning and have been finishing off our learning about conversion in maths this week. We have also finished writing a set of instructions in English. To finish the week, enjoy some pictures of our model playground structures from D.T:

SPELLINGS Spring 2 Week 4

Year 5/6 Spelling List | St Peter's CE Primary & Nursery School

We are now (in the Spring Term) beginning to practice the much needed Year 5 & Year 6 Spelling List words. This will continue to be the focus for Spelling Practice until the end of the year, and we will likely have 10 – 15 spellings to learn each week.

Here is a list of all Year 5 & 6 words, for children and parents / carers to download: year-5-6-spellings-matDOWNLOAD

This week’s 10 Spellings are (to be learnt and tested in the FOLLOWING week… WEDNESDAY WEEK 5):

Bruise​

Language​

Leisure​

Muscle​

Neighbour​

Persuade​

Queue​

Shoulder​

Stomach​

Thorough​

Heron Class – First week back in school

It been great to see all the children back in school week and it has certainly been a busy one!

In P.E we have started learning yoga techniques.



In science, we have learning about the phases of the moon. Can you remember all the phases the moon goes through it in 28 day cycle?
To solidify this learning, we created ‘moon phases flip books’ in art to show how the moon changes through its cycle.



In History, we have been learning about the Ancient Greeks. This week we focused on Ancient Greek Gods, creating fact files to share with the class. Which Greek God did you focus on?



I hope you had a lovely first week back, have a relaxing weekend, ready for another busy one next week!

SPELLINGS Spring 2 Week 3 (continued from previous week)

Year 5/6 Spelling List | St Peter's CE Primary & Nursery School

We are now (in the Spring Term) beginning to practice the much needed Year 5 & Year 6 Spelling List words. This will continue to be the focus for Spelling Practice until the end of the year, and we will likely have 10 – 15 spellings to learn each week.

Here is a list of all Year 5 & 6 words, for children and parents / carers to download:year-5-6-spellings-matDOWNLOAD

This week’s 10 Spellings are (to be learnt and tested in the FOLLOWING week… WEEK 4):

Critic

Criticise

Determined

Identity

Lightning

Prejudice

Rhyme

Rhythm

Symbol

System

Friday 5th March – ‘No Screen Day’

No Screen Challenges & Wellbeing Day - Notley High School & Braintree Sixth  Form

Dear Parents of Year 5… an explanation of this Friday’s upcoming ‘No Screen Day’:

FROM THE SCHOOL WEBSITE: ‘In order to prepare the school for full reopening, there will be no critical worker provision on Friday 5th March, except for Nursery provision. This will give us time to get things ready for the return to school the following Monday.  Nursery provision will be unaffected.  For the same reason this Friday will also be designated a ‘no screens day’ for children working at home.’

In Year 5, we have organised 4 open-ended, more ‘exploratory’ tasks that should be completed away from screens, and where completing work and sending to teachers, is NOT compulsory.

It will mean children will need to access Seesaw on Friday Morning (it is the best way to share such work) and find out about the following activities:

MATHS (AM) – Create a poster to show knowledge of Fractions (and now decimals)

LITERACY (AM) – Pick from a range of activities centred around World Book Day

HISTORY (PM) – Discuss your ‘Family History’ – what was life like before the children were born, for their families?

ART (PM) – Use our sketching skills to recreate your favourite animal book character

Many of the activities give suggestions on HOW and WHAT could be completed, away from screens, and sent back to teachers; but this is completely OPTIONAL! We are hoping children stay off screens, away from Seesaw and perhaps work on paper with pens or pencils, IF needed.

We hope the children enjoy these activities… and time away from Zoom and Seesaw… and we look forward to seeing them all back, ‘live and in person’ next Monday, for our return to At School teaching!

Kind regards,

The Year 5 Team

SPELLINGS Spring 2 Week 2

Year 5/6 Spelling List | St Peter's CE Primary & Nursery School

We are now (in the Spring Term) beginning to practice the much needed Year 5 & Year 6 Spelling List words. This will continue to be the focus for Spelling Practice until the end of the year, and we will likely have 10 – 15 spellings to learn each week.

Here is a list of all Year 5 & 6 words, for children and parents / carers to download:

This week’s 10 Spellings are (to be learnt and tested in the FOLLOWING week):

Critic

Criticise

Determined

Identity

Lightning

Prejudice

Rhyme

Rhythm

Symbol

System

SPELLINGS Spring 2 Week 1

Year 5/6 Spelling List | St Peter's CE Primary & Nursery School

We are now (in the Spring Term) beginning to practice the much needed Year 5 & Year 6 Spelling List words. This will continue to be the focus for Spelling Practice until the end of the year, and we will likely have 10 – 15 spellings to learn each week.

Here is a list of all Year 5 & 6 words, for children and parents / carers to download:

This week’s 10 Spellings are (to be learnt and tested in the FOLLOWING week):

Amateur

Category

Cemetery

Curiosity

Desperate

Forty

Guarantee

Harass

Signature

Soldier

SPELLINGS Spring 1 Week 6

Year 5/6 Spelling List | St Peter's CE Primary & Nursery School

We are now (in the Spring Term) beginning to practice the much needed Year 5 & Year 6 Spelling List words. This will continue to be the focus for Spelling Practice until the end of the year, and we will likely have 10 – 15 spellings to learn each week.

Here is a list of all Year 5 & 6 words, for children and parents / carers to download:

This week’s 10 Spellings are (to be learnt and tested in the FOLLOWING week, after half term = SPRING 2 WEEK 1):

Available

Definite

Develop

Familiar

Foreign

Frequently

Individual

Privilege

Physical

Variety

SPELLINGS Spring 1 Week 5

Year 5/6 Spelling List | St Peter's CE Primary & Nursery School

We are now (in the Spring Term) beginning to practice the much needed Year 5 & Year 6 Spelling List words. This will continue to be the focus for Spelling Practice until the end of the year, and we will likely have 10 – 15 spellings to learn each week.

Here is a list of all Year 5 & 6 words, for children and parents / carers to download:

This week’s 10 Spellings are (to be learnt and tested in the FOLLOWING week = Week 6):

Controversy

Immediately

Necessary

Opportunity

Restaurant

Sacrifice

Secretary

Temperature

Vegetable

Vehicle