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5 Chestnut

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 Year 5 Home Learning

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Welcome to 5 Chestnut's Class Page! On here, you will find useful information, handy reminders and exciting websites to enhance teaching at home.

Important Information and Dates

 5 Chestnut Timetable (March 2020) - Click Here

Homework will be sent out on a Friday and will need to be returned to school by the following Wednesday.

Homework will consist of Spellings and a Maths sheet based around the work we have been doing in class. Every half term children will be given a Themed Homework Grid based on the topic we have been studying. The idea behind this is to be creative - enjoy it!

Please ensure you are reading with your children at least 3 times a week.

Click here to view 5 Chestnut's Home Learning Menu

Our P.E day is Monday. Please make sure you send your child to school with the correct PE Kit. Long hair needs to be tied back and earrings are to be removed. Wherever possible, 5 Chestnut will endeavour to have PE outside - children are welcome to wear long-sleeved tops and bottoms during the colder months.


Links to try at Home

 https://www.coolmath4kids.com/ - a great maths website with interactive games based around number

https://www.google.co.uk/intl/en_uk/earth/ - a fantastic way of exploring the world without going anywhere

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student - Times Table Rock Stars

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround - Daily news from around the World

Books we are Focusing on this half term

 Summer 2

This half-term, we are reading a selection of Greek myths from the book 'Letters from the Lighthouse' by Emma Carroll - a collection of myths set-out as comics.

The myths links perfectly into our History Topic this half-term - Ancient Greece and The Olympic Games.


Autumn 2

This half-term, we are going to be reading 'Letters from the Lighthouse' by Emma Carroll - a story about evacuees who go to stay with a lighthouse keeper. But not all is as well as it appears as the locals begin acting strangely. 

The book links perfectly into our History Topic this half-term - The Impact of War.

I am really excited to read this book and will use my half-term well by sitting and reading it cover to cover!


Last half-term, we read Holes by Louis Sachar. The book follows an unlucky teenage boy named Stanley Yelnats, who is sent to Camp Green Lake, a juvenile corrections facility in a desert in Texas, after being falsely accused of theft.

The children have really enjoyed the story and were thoroughly pleased with how it ended. Hopefully, we are going to watch the film at some point to compare the story from the book to how it is presented as a movie.

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