Year 5

 
Miss Lloyd is our Year 5 teacher. This is her third year at King Street Primary School. She has been teaching since 2010 and is looking forward to another exciting and busy year with Year 5!
 
Miss Lloyd loves History and Art. She can't wait to get started with our new topic and find new and exciting ways to explore the curriculum.
 
We were delighted to have Mr Swift as our Year 5 Teaching Assistant.  Mr Swift loves PE and will be sure to keep us active this year!
 
Miss Lloyd and Mr Swift would like the opportunity to welcome everyone back after the summer holidays! We hope you all ready for what will be an important year for the children. A huge thank you for all your support over the last few months – Year 5 have come back with such a positive attitude and full of smiles! It has been an absolute pleasure to have them back and we can’t wait to get stuck in with our topic this term

New routines

The children have adapted really well this week to some of the new routines we have put into place ready for them returning to school. The safety and well-being of the whole school community is our utmost priority. I would like to draw your attention to the key procedures below.

  •          Handwashing: children are supervised by Miss Lloyd or Mr Swift to regularly and thoroughly wash their hands throughout the day.
  •          Cleaning: tables are cleaned (by adults) throughout the day, packed lunches and water bottles are wiped down upon entry to school each morning.
  •          Playtimes: Playtimes and lunches are all taken within our class bubble, to keep children as safe as possible, while also allowing them to play with their friends and build relationships. Lunch is eaten in the classroom, with school lunches being prepared on site (after taking children’s orders from the menu) and brought to class in individual containers.
 
Our topic
 

Our topic this term is ‘Spies and Superhumans’. We will be kicking off our topic by exploring the story ‘Skellig’ by David Almond. During our first few days back, we have thought about the skills and qualities a spy needs, come up with our own secret identity.

In History, we will look at the secrets of the codebreakers during World War II at Bletchley Park.  In Geography, we will use Digimaps to improve our mapping skills. Furthermore, our Science will be focussed around properties of materials and we might even design and make our own protective case for a spy gadget.

As we are sadly unable to plan any trips and visits, we would love to hear of any trips or visits that you go on to supports your children’s learning. Please ask if you’d like suggestions.

PE

We are planning to have PE lessons on a Wednesday and Friday. As the hall cannot be used, we will largely be having our PE lessons outside.

Pupils will need tracksuit bottoms, a sweatshirt, a plain t-shirt in their house colour and, trainers. Long hair should be tied back and earrings taken out or covered for PE. PE kits should be sent with your child on a Monday and we will send them home on a Friday.

Home Learning

For the foreseeable future, homework (including spellings) will be set through eSchools. We will spend time this week ensuring children are confident in using eSchools and know how to log on. If you do have internet issues, please let us know so we can try and sort a solution.

 

  •          eSchools can be accessed through the school website (login button in the top right corner) and there is also an app for tablets/phones. Children log in using their own account not a parent’s account.

 

  •          To do this, they log on as follows: firstname.lastname and the password will be ‘king’ as long as they haven’t changed it (e.g. Username: Tony.Stark  Password: king)

 

  •          New spellings will be published on eSchools on a Monday, with the test taking place on a Friday. Spellings can be practised at home but nothing needs to be handed in.

 

  •          Reading books and records will be sent out on a Monday, and are to be returned on a Friday. Unfortunately, currently we are unable to change books daily, so we will be sending out two books weekly. Please take the time to read with your child daily, and focus on their understanding of the text by asking questions.
Useful websites are:
 
 
 
Teach your monster to read (Reception- Y2) https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/
 
 
BBC Bitesize (Reception-Y6) https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
 
British Library (Reception -Y6) https://www.bl.uk/
 
WordMania (An app for KS2)
 
Phonics Play (Reception – Year 2)https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
 
ICTGames (Reception - Y6) http://www.ictgames.com/
 
Lovereading4kids (Reception-Y6) https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/
 
Change for Life website (Reception-Y6) https://www.nhs.uk/change4life

T. 01388 816 078
E. kingstreet@durhamlearning.net