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Year 5

June 12th

Greetings Families,

I hope you are all keeping well, and that you have found a positive rhythm within the current circumstances.  We're now in the second half of the summer term and the work we are planning for you has a a more consistent structure.  We are still linking the tasks in with the BBC daily lessons wherever we can so follow the link to these on the 'Online links' section.

This term we are still BLOGGING as a safe way to keep in touch with each other.  Log on to Purple Mash, select the green "Sharing"  and then "Shared Blogs" on the top of the menu bar and choose your class blog.  We would like everybody to blog at least once a week so we can see what you've been up to and check you are all OK.  Full instructions for how to blog are here


Miss Grabowski

                                          Meet your new(ish) teacher!

Miss Grabowski will be setting up group zoom meetings with other children in your class! It will be a chance to chat with each other before September. Please ensure you have access to zoom and you will get a text message to give you details of the meeting.  You will receive a Year 6 Newsletter from school but you can also view it by clicking here.

Information For Families

Celebration Assembly - Parents Welcome! | St John's PrimaryRemember to look out for the text link to our Friday celebration assemblies.  What a great opportunity for us all to virtually gather together! (sign up to zoom for free so you can join in.)  You can also view our assemblies on the blog page of Purple mash


Let's Talk About Racea helpful video for children to watch, which discusses what racism is. The story 'Let’s Talk about Race' is also read aloud.

The killing of a black man by a white police officer in America has sparked worldwide protests about racism. 

At BSM we say "NO!" to racism. We provide a calm, caring and stimulating environment, where children learn through a wide variety of experiences.  Our children are taught to value and respect the diversity of religions, cultures and customs and to value one another... We are one big family where EVERYONE IS SPECIAL. 


Cartoon pencil writing clipart – Gclipart.com

Do you need some motivation and inspiration for writing?   Quick-fire write for KS2 children will get that pen writing!  Have a go at the weekly short writing challenges - perfect for home learning and practising those important writing skills.

Online Satefy.

Leeds Prevent: Online Safety Information for Parents

'With many of our children currently off school and staying home due to COVID 19 the potential for online exploitation will be at its highest.
Although rare, there is a risk that with increased online activity, feelings of stress and isolation may be exploited. An understanding of digital safety will help parents and carers safeguard loved ones from a range of harms, whether that’s child sexual exploitation, fraud, or extremist influences seeking to radicalise vulnerable people.' 
Click on the Leeds Prevent link above for more essential information.

Online communication and safety 'Being able to send messages and talk to other people is an important part of modern life.  The internet has opened up lots of new ways for us to communicate.'  Use the link below for useful information and games for your children to be reminded about being safe online.  ​KS2 internet safety.

Also, for those that have it, the safer schools app has plenty of information and advice for parents.

Counselling and wellbeing for young people from Kooth'Commissioned by your local Clinical Commissioning Group, Kooth.com is a free, online counselling and emotional wellbeing platform which is available to young people aged 10-18 years across the Leeds area.'  Kooth: Young People Online Counselling and Wellbeing Support | Healthwatch  Milton Keynes

Do you have younger children at home?  Here is an ebook that is a helpful way to explain and discuss corona virus. The Scared Gang Have to Stay at Home

Free Home Learning Resources  CGP educational books have some offers and free worksheets for Y1 -Y6 available through their website.  Click on the link for more information.

Ideas/Things To Do

Non-Screen Things you could do regularly:

Write something!

Read, read, read!

Get active!



Life is a balancing act, and though it may be difficult to understand everything that is going on as we are stuck at home, it's very important to think of the positive things. Click here for some ideas about reflecting on those positives.

sheep happy animal 9Many things are changing in the world, and it's great to be educated about those positive changes. Click here for an informational Powerpoint about Cultural stereotyping.

Why learning about other cultures is the best way to change the ...

First News

Keep up-to-date with current affairs! Click on the links to read the news:

Current News: 10-16th July 2020

First News Headline: Should I Stay or Should I Go?  

Comprehensions: L1, L2, L3 

Puzzles: L1, L2, L3 

Big First News Quiz of the Year:           Test your knowledge on the following subjects:  Animal news, Science news, Sport news, World news, UK news, Arts & Entertainment news, plus a 'Cracy but True!' section.

Last week's news: First News Headline: Could COVID-19 Cure the Climate Crisis?  Debate (level 3): After the lockdown, should more be done to tackle air pollution?  Comprehensions: L1, L2, L3  Puzzles: L1, L2, L3  Quizes: L1, L2, L3



Other information for parents:

Wondering about mental health during this time? Use the link below to access some useful information.


Children's Mental Health Awareness Week | OU News


Useful Links

From 20th April the BBC are providing home learning resources online and on the red button on your TV.  Follow this link.

Oak National Academy are also providing online English, maths and a range of topic lessons.  Even a weekly assembly is accessible, each Thursday!

Click here for a useful link to help with Maths practice.

Click here for some creative symmetry.

During this time, Joe Wicks is holding    LIVE PE LESSONS every Monday-Friday from 9am on his Youtube Channel. Children, get moving and have fun!

Need some quiet time? Try these apps for free and help your worries melt away...(make sure to ask your parents first):



Everyday tasks

In the workbooks provided, students will also do their diary entries. While I encourage students to do theses daily, recording thoughts, feelings, events, etc., some may choose to do this every other day (3-4 times a week).

Maths problem of the week:

Week One: Polygons

Week Two: Conversions

Reading and Writing

English-Reading and Writing Challenges for W/C 06.07.20


Elves in fiction - Wikipedia


From now on we are going to be using White Rose Maths week by week.  From Wk 3 these should link in with the BBC lessons.

Learning challenges for W/C 07.06.20

Summer Term Week Eleven: Polygons

Lesson 1 / Answer Key

Lesson 2/ Answer Key

Lesson 3 / Answer Key

Lesson 4 / Answer Key

Video Links

Learning challenges for W/C 13.06.20

Summer Term Week Twelve:Converting Different Units

Lesson 1 / Answer Key

Lesson 2/ Answer Key

Lesson 3 / Answer Key

Lesson 4 / Answer Key

Please click on the 'Whit Rose Maths' link above to access the daily lessons and teaching videos for each week. The activities can be printed out or you can use your home learning books to record your answers.  If you haven't finished the challenges from last week, please complete them first before moving onto the next week's lessons.

Problem of the week: see above!

Other tasks to do

You will find all of your additional learning tasks set for you on  Purple Mash.


US Army MWR :: Spring Music LessonsMusic Lessons with Mrs Rivers.  Click on the links below:

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Send your pictures to superheroes@burleystmatthias.co.uk

Let us know what you've been up to and check out what's going on at Superhero school on the special tab.


Message from Roy:

This week I and Roy stay at home day and night, It's killing us! Really hope the epidemic passes over as soon as possible. Expected to return to school as soon as possible.

Have a good day!

Best wishes,

Chahua Wu

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