Lawefield Lane, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF2 8ST

01924 291973

headteacher@lawefield.wakefield.sch.uk

Lawefield Primary School

Achievement through learning

Year 5 page

Click here to view Lawefield risk assessment COVID - September updated.pdf

Dear Parents

I am sure you will all have heard the good news that school will be open for all children from September.  We are currently busy putting all government guidelines into place so that school will be a safe place for children, staff and parents.

With this in mind we will be having staggered start and finish times so that we do not have too many people in the school grounds at once.  The times and places are as follows:

  

For the first few days staff will be outside school to help guide you to the right place if you are unsure of where to go.  We ask that you wait on the marked places and keep to the one-way systems in place to ensure social distancing can be maintained.  Please do not arrive till 5 minutes before your child’s start time to avoid congestion and only one parent will be allowed onto the school grounds with their child.  We understand that some of you will have children with different start and finish times and places but unfortunately we will not be able to change the times and we hope you will work with us on implementing a safe system for all.

 

Nursery and Reception classes will be having a phased start during the first week and you will already have received packs with the times and information.

 

In school we will be taking the following measures to ensure safety:

 

  • There will be year group bubbles so children can mix with the other class in their year group bubble but with no other classes.
  • Children need to wash their hands every time they enter the classroom from outside and before lunch.
  • There will be no big group events including assemblies.
  • Y1-6 classrooms will have forward facing desks with 2 children at each desk
  • Y1-6 will have their own tray with equipment and books.
  • If children are taken out of the classroom for small group work they will be in an area that is only used by the children in their bubble.
  • P.E. equipment and other shared equipment e.g. science or art will be wiped immediately after a class has finished with it.
  • Toilets will be cleaned frequently during the day.
  • There can be no parents in school unless invited in for exceptional circumstances.  If you need to talk to a member of staff, please phone school and a telephone appointment can be made.
  • Children will not be allowed home for lunch and need to have a school dinner or bring a packed lunch.
  • Children need to wear school uniform and attendance is compulsory.
  • On PE day, children need to wear their PE kit to school.
  • All children will need to bring in their own water bottle.
  • After school clubs will operate in year groups for Y2-6 (more information will follow on this).

 

In September, there will be a big emphasis on children catching up with their missed education.  Attendance will be compulsory and we need children to be punctual so that there is no missed learning time.  If your child cannot attend school due to illness, please be very clear when informing school of their symptoms so that we can be made aware of any potential coronavirus cases.  We will be prioritising the teaching of reading, writing and maths and ask that you listen to your child read at home to help support this. Books will once again be allowed to be sent between home and school.

 

We also acknowledge the importance of less academic subjects to help with children’s well-being and self-esteem so subjects such as art, music and P.E. will be taught.  Children will need to come to school wearing their PE kits on their PE day so that we will not need to use the changing rooms.  Their class teacher will let them know what day this will be.

 

School will feel a little different from how it was pre-lockdown but please rest assured that your child’s safety and well-being is our utmost priority.  We cannot wait to see all the children back in September to restart their learning journey.

 

We hope you have a lovely summer and share our excitement for a great new term.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Miss J Beetham and the Lawefield staff

Hello Year 5,

We hope you are safe and well! Please see below some further activities that you can complete.

 

VE (Victory in Europe)  Day

Watch these special news reports to find out about VE day, then write an explanation about it.  What does it stand for?  Why do we celebrate it?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/48201749

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEavcsrMoMw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwxL0pk2A6s

 

BBC Bitesize

Check out the BBC Bitesize website everyday from Monday 20th April to find some exciting lessons and activities you can take part in.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn

 

Maths

See this website for daily Lessons (You can also select previous year groups and dates)

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

Times tables games: https://www.timestables.co.uk/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/category/22/most-popular

 

English

Explore some English games on this site! >>>https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

 

Computing

Try some coding games here! >>>https://code.org/learn

 

Mr Myers and Mrs Walshaw

Year 5 Home Learning
(Monday 20th April – Friday 24th April)

 

Hello Year 5, we hope you are doing well.  Below is some work that you can complete alongside, or instead of the printed work packs.  Remember to keep busy and keep persevering.

Maths

  • Click on this link and complete one lesson each day.  The focus is on ‘decimals.  You can use the video to recap what to do.  You can write your answers down on paper then check them after.  If you have made a mistake, then make some of your own to practise until you get it right.
  • Continue to practice your times tables using ttrockstars!
  • Check your Purple Mash for any Maths 2Dos.

Reading

SPaG

Topic

  • You have been set a 2do in Purple Mash called ‘Ancient Greek clothing’.  Use the internet to research and complete.  Please try to complete this over the next two weeks.

Science

  • You have been set a 2do in Purple Mash called ‘Everyday materials’.  The instructions on what to do are in the activity.  Don’t forget to look at the ‘Think about’ questions in the top left to help you write your descriptions for the four materials you choose.  Please try to complete over the next two weeks.

NATIONAL LITERACY TRUST

As a response to school closures, National Literacy Trust have developed a comprehensive web portal for parents, to support you during this time.  Over the next days, weeks and months they will be updating this as often as they can with new and useful content for parents.

Split up by age group below, you will find ideas and guidance for simple activities that will engage your children at home, while also benefiting their reading, writing and language development.

You'll be able to access free reading and writing resources, audiobooks, videos, competitions and reading challenges.  Every resource is available for free, although to access some you may need to create a free account.

Please click here to visit National Literacy Trust - Family Zone

Hello Year 5!

We hope you are all well and are living each day with a healthy mix of work, rest and play.

It’s really important that you do the work that has been sent home, so that you don’t forget any of the wonderful knowledge and skills you have worked hard to build up throughout your time in Year 5 so far this year.

By now, you should be running out of work.  The starter pack that was sent home last week contained just enough work to last for this week only, so here is your second pack.  If you do some work every day, it should last all of next week, from Monday, 30th March to Friday, 3rd April.

Included in the pack is –

MATHS (choose either one to do) - Easter Mystery Maths Game
MATHS (choose either one to do) - The Missing Sword
WRITING - Diary Task
SCIENCE - Milk and Vinegar Experiment
SPELLINGS

Hopefully, you will enjoy completing the work – ask an adult for help if you need to, work with an adult if you like, but try to do as much as you can independently.

Remember to keep up high standards of presentation: write the long date (short date for maths), a WALT or title where appropriate, and continue to produce your neatest work, as if you were at school, and use lined paper, if possible.  If you have one, keep all your work in a folder for safe-keeping.

Finally, keep reading at home and learning those times tables.

Please know that we are missing you all, and can’t wait until we are all back together in class again.

Stay healthy and happy,

Mr Myers and Mrs Walshaw

Joe Wicks ("The Body Coach") will be posting a PE video on YouTube - Monday to Friday at 9am.
Please click the link below to view the child and family workouts, starting from Monday.

youtube.com/thebodycoach1

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