A final goodbye,
Hello Addams Class, we’ve reached the final week of this academic year. Of course, this wasn’t how we all intended to say goodbye to year 5 but hopefully you’ve made the most of this time with family and friends.
I have uploaded everything for the week as my last day is Tuesday so I can anxiously wait for the arrival of my baby girl...hopefully soon (fingers crossed). I’ll do my best to visit once you return in September, depending on how the country progresses with this pandemic (need to make sure baby is safe for visitors). Otherwise, I’m sure Miss Flint will share news on Friday’s when she’s teaching you upon your return.
It has been a pleasure having you as my final class at Unity, from September to now you all still surprise me with your jokes, skills and your resilience to any challenges that come your way. You’ll all do brilliantly in year 6, just remember to be yourself and trust in each other...you are still a team.
Maybe I’ll see you in town as I push a buggy with a little person in the near future (don’t be a stranger, say hi).
As always stay safe and know you’ll be missed,
Click on the link below to access your home learning for the summer term. All work will be uploaded daily, and remain there until half term.
We love to sing and listen to music. Below are the login details for YUMU, which is an online learning platform that will give you access to some really fun music lessons, songs and even have the chance to learn a new instrument, whilst at home.
It couldn't be easier, just follow these 3 simple steps:
Use the username: Addams2020
Choose any of the courses chosen for you.
Addams Class Home Learning LSA’s
Contact Miss Cassidy
If you have any questions, want to tell me about or need help with your learning, please complete the form below and I'll get back to you.
Welcome to Year 5!
Children are expected to wear full school uniform - school trousers, shoes and top as well as a Unity jumper/cardigan. We hold charity non-school uniform days which are announced on the online calendar and on the newsletter.
Class Teacher: Miss Cassidy
LSA: Ms. Grubb
School day: 8.45am-3.05pm
Our PE days are on Monday and Wednesday afternoon. Children need to arrive in black/grey bottoms, a white top and suitable footwear as well as their school jumper/cardigan.
Reading Records are checked every day, we expect year 5 children to read a minimum of 10mins a day, with their record checked by an adult once a week.
We encourage children to use Mathletics to access resources linked to their maths learning, this is used across the school - all children have an individual login, please inform your class teacher/LSA if this has been misplaced and we will reissue a login card.
Times tables are vitally important for all maths learning, the children in Addams class a website to help improve their multiplication knowledge:
Addams Class Timetable
What did the Ancient Egyptians teach us?
This term, we will be exploring the Ancient Egyptians and how they influenced us. We will be learning about the history of the Egyptians, from the roles of the people, to the climate and geographical features and beyond to the Gods/Goddesses.
In English we will be covering:
- Fact File
- Suspense writing
- Short stories
- Character descriptions
In Maths we will be covering:
- Multiplication and Division
- Decimals and Percentages
In Science we will be covering:
- Uses and properties of materials
- Changes in state
We will explore many other aspects of the curriculum throughout the term, including an art week to create an Egyptian mask and board game. We hope to plan an exciting trip related to the Egyptians outside of the classroom after half term.
Home Learning Ideas
Have humans harmed our Universe?
This term we are focusing on Earth and Space, for the first part of the term we will focus on space, learning about the planets and gravity. In the second part of the half term, we will look at the impact humans have had on the environment.
In English, we will focus on myths, short stories and persuasive writing. In Maths, we will look at addition/subtraction and statistics. Science, we will focus on the planets and the environment.
In PE, children will take part in swimming lessons at Colchester Academy. Children are expected to bring a suitable swimming kit and towel on Monday.