Welcome to Year 5 Greater Flamingos Class!
Teacher: Miss Taunton - Deputy Head for Teaching & Learning, Maths, Computing & RE Lead.
Support Staff: Miss Birthwright - Teaching Assistant (AM)
Class Ambassadors: Lily & Noah
Welcome to the Year 5 Greater Flamingo Class.
On this page you will find the following information:
Part 1: Curriculum for the year ahead.
Part 2: End of year objectives (what children should know by the end of Year 5!)
Part 3: Work Expectations
At Meadlands we teach the cursive handwriting style, as seen in this photo. When children demonstrate that they can consistently and fluently write using a cursive style and maintains consistent letter size they are awarded with a handwriting pen.
At Meadlands, we expect the children to take great pride and care with all their written work. At the start of the year, a maths lesson is dedicated to the reminding the children how to set out their math's work, so that the layout is consistent across the year group.
Our expectations around layout is:
Use of a margin - 2 squares wide
All headings and sub-headings underlined with a ruler
Any diagrams drawn using a ruler
All maths work completed in pencil, or purple pen for responding to marking or completing reasoning and problem solving work
A digit per maths square.
Part 4: Blended Learning
If your child is absent but waiting for a coronavirus test result to return to school or having to self isolate due to symptomatic household members, then they can access school work on their class page right here! Work will be uploaded every Monday morning. Children are expected to follow the timetable and complete the lessons in their Meadlands-at-Home books, returning these to their class teacher, once they are able to return to school.
If the class or school is having to isolate we will be in touch with you regarding how to access the Google Classroom learning.
For more information, please refer to our Blended Learning Policy.
Parents & carers, if your child is isolating and completing work from home, the following websites can supplement the work we have provided. These are easy to access and navigate and you will find video lessons and video clips which support the learning that the teachers have provided:
Oak National Academy provides video lessons for reception up to Year 6 https://www.thenational.academy/
BBC Bitesize provides primary resources for children https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
From the 5th January 2021 school will be closed
and we will be starting Meadlands-at-Home.
Year 5, to access your work you will need to log on to the Year 5 Google Classroom. You can do this by signing into your Meadlands Google account. Click here
Once online you will find all the information you need including the weekly timetable and links to all lessons taught by other teachers such as assemblies, Mr P's PE, Music & Miss Davies' Happiness Half Hour. For your ease we have also shared these links below:
Whole school assemblies will take place from 9-9.15 every day, Assembly page
Whilst at home we would still like you to keep fit and healthy. We would like you to complete Mr Penberthy's 30 minute whole school workout, do 1 a day whilst at home: PE Page
Complete your music lesson, you can find the instructions here: Music Page
Happiness Half Hour
Follow Miss Davies' advice on keeping calm, happy and safe whilst at home. Make sure you complete her 30 minute whole school PSHE/Mindfulness activity, 1 a day whilst at home: Pastoral Page
Blended Learning March - July 2020
Parents and Carers of children in Year 5. Miss Taunton will set work for each day via Google Classroom. The children will receive the day of work by 9am with instructions and activities. Please make sure you oversee the work and ensure all is completed to the standard seen in their books.
The children have the access to directly message Miss Taunton via Google Classroom about their work, if you have any questions please email Miss Taunton and she will do her best to reply to you.
😳We have lots more interesting things to share with you about our work and even our special class door. Please excuse us while we update our pages and photos. In the meantime have a look below at just one of last year's fabulous events.
An absolutely fantastic afternoon in year 4 with Joseph Coelho or should I say..... absolutely awesome afternoon, performing personification, oozing onomatopoeia, laughing like hyenas and crafting stomach churning disgusting food poems - just for fun!