Class 5 – Maple
Welcome to our Maple Class page. Here you will find helpful links to help support you with your child’s learning, as well as important dates and updates from our own Twitter feed. You will also find newsletters (at the bottom of the page) which contain information on our learning journey and homework tasks throughout the academic year.
Keep posted for updates......we’re amazing!’
Times Table Rock Stars (TTRS)
To increase our confidence with times tables in Key Stage 2, the children have been enjoying using TTRS at school, competing against their friends and against other classes! Please remember that your child can also access TTRS at home (using a computer or the app on a phone or tablet) - if you need another copy of their login details, please ask their teacher.
We are currently using PurpleMash to develop our computing skills in lessons. This is also where you will be able to find your child's weekly online homework task - please contact Miss Brown if they have lost or forgotten their login details.
Home Learning (19th March 2020)
Compulsory Home Learning: Daily Tasks
These tasks will cover two weeks of home learning, and will be reviewed after that time period if necessary. Any paper resources needed to complete these activities will be provided along with this pack.
For both the compulsory and optional home learning tasks, linked PurpleMash 2Dos or helpful websites may be suggested by your class teacher as appropriate, however all subject areas are still possible without computer access.
- Daily reading practice
- Sharing stories with adults and/or siblings
- Some reading comprehension activities will be set as part of the weekly English schedule.
- Use the attached sheet of spelling words (children know which group)
|Week 1 – Writing a suspense story||Week 2 – Continuation of suspense story|
Times Tables practice
- Practice multiplication tables up to 12 x 12
- Use Times Tables Rockstars to practise times tables set by your teacher (https://ttrockstars.com/)
- Hit The Button (https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button) and Daily10 (https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10) are also great websites for mental maths practice which we use regularly in class.
- Week 1: Interpreting pictograms, draw bar charts
- Week 2: Read and interpret Line Graphs, Statistics Challenge Cards
- Purple Mash – Lines of Symmetry, Graphs
Home Learning Choice Tasks
- For each of these subjects, your teacher has suggested three different activities or projects for you to choose from.
- We do not expect adults to be teaching any new content at home: these activities have been chosen to reinforce key skills and continue topics already introduced at school.
- Be creative and have fun with these home learning tasks! You will have the opportunity to share your work with your teacher and classmates when you return to school.
- Create your own experiment to separate different sized solids or mixtures of liquids. Remember to make it a fair test. Record your experiment however you like e.g. take photographs, write it up or create a PowerPoint
- Go outside in your back garden and see how many materials you can find and describe their properties.
- Make a boat out of paper, tin foil or Clingfilm and see which one is most buoyant. Explain why.
- Create a poster about crime and punishment in the Tudor times. This could be drawn on paper or a blank poster template has been set as a to do on Purple Mash
- Research facts about other natural disasters (not volcanoes) and record your findings however you like
- Research an example where fair trade has benefitted a community and present your findings however you like
- Create a diorama of a natural disaster
- Make a recipe with fair trade produce and get a review from someone who has sampled it
- Make a board game based on one of our topics this year
- Create and do a set of exercises in your garden to increase your fitness
- Choreograph a short dance about a natural disaster
- Come up with some relaxing exercises to promote a calm and healthy mind set
- Create an Easter garden
- Create a cartoon strip of the Christian Easter story
- Create and decorate your own cross
Senior Teacher, SENDCO and designated alternate Safeguarding Lead (ADSL)
What’s your favourite book?
My favourite book when I was little was Enid Blyton’s The Magic Faraway Tree as my mum used to read it for hours to me and my sister. I used to want to be Silky a little fairy who was one of the main characters.
What’s your favourite hobby?
I love ballet. I trained in classical ballet as a child and was still doing pointe work up to 5 years ago. It is a huge passion of mine.
What has been your most exciting adventure?When I was 19, I went with my best friend to travel around Australia. I got to experience many amazing adventures which involved doing a Bungee jump, white water rafting, surfing and sailing around the Whitsunday Islands.
Tell us about a job you did before you were a teacher….
I was a merchandise buyer in menswear for Marks & Spencer and used to work in their HO in Baker Street before it moved to Paddington. This was a very exciting job and I had the opportunity to work with many inspirational people.
What’s your most inspirational thought?
"A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind and touches a heart."
Teaching Assistant (TA)
Maple Class Twitter Feed
Year 5 – Reading List
The Snow Queen, Hans Christian Andersen
Peppermint Pig, Nina Bawden
Thief, Malorie Blackman
Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer
Benny and Omar, Eoin Colfer
Boy, Roald Dahl
Madame Doubtfire, Anne Fine
Flour Babies, Anne Fine
The Family from One End Street, Eve Garnett
2 Weeks with the Queen, Morris Gleitzman
The Diamond of Dury Lane, Julia Golding
The Little White Horse, Elizabeth Goudge
The Secret Garden, F Hodges Burnett
Stormbreaker, Anthony Horowitz
The Iron Woman, Ted Hughes
The Secret Platform, Eva Ibbotson
Stig of the Dump, Clive King
The Water Horse, Dick King-Smith
The Jungle Book, Rudyard Kipling
The Revenge of Samuel Stokes, Penelope Lively
Kensuke’s Kingdom, Michael Morpurgo
Singing for Mrs Pettigrew, Michael Morpurgo
The War of Jenkins Ear, Michael Morpurgo
Wind Singer, William Nicolson
The Borrowers, Mary Norton
Wolf Brother, Michelle Paver
Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling
A Series of Unfortunate Events, Lemony Snicket
The Wrinklies, Alan Temperley
Becky Bananas, Jean Ure
The Cats of Seroster, Robert Westall
Best Friends, Jacqueline Wilson
Chinese Cinderella, Adeline Yen Mah