Please note, there are adaptations to the timetable due to staffing changes:
Mrs Jones will be teaching Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (9-11) and every other Friday.
Mr Fawcett will be teaching Monday, Thursday 11-1 and every other Friday.
We will have a 30 minute Spanish lesson every other Wednesday afternoon with Mrs Grainger.
We will have PE on a Thursday with Mr Millington.
There will be no second Google Meet each day to allow for Mrs Edgar to take an extra group.
Hopefully it won't be long until we are all back together!!
Please see the link below for all information related to remote learning. As of Monday, we will be following a timetable that mirrors what will be happening for those in school and also sets a timescale for the amount of learning that should be completed each day as stipulated by the government.
We plan to hold 2 registration sessions per day in order that children are able to have daily contact with us and to be able to answer any questions or concerns they may have. Should there be a need for us to contact individuals directly, we will do so as soon as we possible can. We are all in school - nobody is working at home - so we are on hand to help in any way we can, but please be aware that we are teaching the children in school at the same time so may not be available straight away.
Please bear with us on the technology front. This is a brand new way of working and there may be some teething problems along the way. We understand that parents working at home may not be able to follow the timetable to the letter - this is not a problem. All we ask is that children complete the work set as this is compulsory. If it has to be done at at different time or on a different day, we have no problem with this although we do need children to engage with learning for their own well-being.
Reading will be set online using the Oxford Owl ebook Library. See the letter below for details on how to log in.
I am very much looking forward to seeing your faces next week - technology willing!! See you on Google Meet at 9:25!
On Thursday 7th January, at 1pm, we will have a Google Meets video call. This is mainly for the children to keep in contact with me and ask any questions they need to know. It will also be a chance for parents afterwards to address any issues they are facing.
This is new to me and will be a trial. My understanding of how it works is changing day by day. I know if you click the link below it should work:
Please make sure your microphones are muted and only use the comments section to speak to me.
Feel free to keep your cameras open or if you would prefer turn them off.
Another year, another lockdown. First and foremost, from all the Y5 staff we hope you stay safe and protect yourselves from the virus once again, during this new lockdown.
Work will be set on Google Classroom.
You will find your child's Google Classroom log in details on the front of their reading records on the long white strip.
If for some unknown reason you happen to have lost or misplaced your child's reading record, please email the class email which is: firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of staff will be in touch, as soon as possible.
Work will be set each day which will go live in a morning around 8am and will be due in by the end of the day.
Please remember to click the 'hand in' button after completing work and uploading supporting evidence as it will allow us to know who has completed which tasks.
Finally, we are still here to help and support you - please don't forget that. So, if there is anything we can do to support your child or yourself, please get in touch.
***OUR CHRISTMAS PLAY - HEY EWE! - IS NOW UPLOADED ON TO GOOGLE CLASSROOM. PLEASE DO NOT DOWNLOAD OR SHARE THE FILE FOR SAFEGUARDING REASONS.***
A huge well done to our Courtesy Cup winner for this week. This Y5 girl is a delight to have in class and is a model Melling child by consistently demonstrating her 'Melling Manners'. She never forgets to say please, thank you or excuse me and is a little ray of sunshine. She smiles her way through every day and is so kind and loving towards others. She is a great example to others in the class and she always tries to do the right thing. Her behaviour is impeccable and she tries so hard with all activities even if at first she does not succeed.. This Y5 girl listens well to others and takes a genuine interest in what her friends and teachers are telling her. She is polite, well mannered and is always there to lend a helping hand. Well done and keep being amazing!
These Y5 boys have been awarded the Cullen cup because of their incredible improvement to their presentation when producing work, in class and at home. Mrs Jones, Mrs Edgar and I could not be prouder of these two boys and when we compare their work to what they were producing at the start of the year, you would think it was completed by two different children. Not only is the presentation of their work improving but their attitude towards it has gone sky high. They are going above and beyond to complete work at home and it is really starting to pay off in their work in class. They do not just do the work they find easy, but spend lots of time on subjects they feel they could improve in, which makes them all-round superstars. Keep up the amazing effort in presenting your work to the highest ability and also completing work set at home, including home reads, Mathletics, Readiwriter and Google Classrooms. We are so lucky to have you as part of our Y5 class.
Your child we be set Google Classroom work each weekend which must be completed. This is to get yourself and your child familiar with how to use Google Classroom in case the Year 5 bubble has to close at any time.
If you have any problems in the slightest, please email the class email which is email@example.com
This boy always tries to be a good friend. He is honest and trustworthy - fantastic traits to have in a friend. He will stand up for what is right, even if it means saying something that somebody doesn't want to hear, all in the name of doing the right thing. He is true to himself and true to his friends. What an amazing person to be at such a young age! You are a true shining star and we are proud of you.
This Year 5 girl has been awarded the Courtesy cup for her impeccable manners and maturity both in the classroom and out on the playground. She has come back to school from the summer holidays and has been a delight to teach. She never forgets her please’s and thank you’s and always puts a smile on our faces by saying Good morning to staff each day. Her maturity has been noticed a few times already this year, which she may not have noticed, when she has resolved problems by herself when most other children would have come to a member of staff for help. Keep on being courteous because you are a role model to the other children in the class.
Please find below the homework expectations and routines for a Year 5 child:
Times Table Rockstars - 15 minutes EVERY day. Logins are on your child’s reading records.
Reading – EVERY day for 15 minutes. This MUST be recorded in their yellow reading record. Reading records are expected to be brought into class, every single day.
Spellings – Children will be given new spellings every Thursday, in their red spelling practice book. This is to be brought in EVERY Thursday. We expect children to practice writing out each word in their spellings list a minimum of 4 times each week.
Mathletics – Two pieces of Mathletics homework will be set every Wednesday and will be expected to be completed by the following Wednesday. Logins are on your child’s reading records. The login for Mathletics is the same as it is for Readiwriter.
Readiwriter – The new set of spellings will be added every Thursday in line with when their new spellings go in their red spelling practice books.
Google Classrooms – There will be one piece of homework set on a Monday for Friday and then another set on Friday for Monday. Logins are on your child’s reading records.
There may also be extra pieces of homework given out, in addition to the ones above.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Mrs Jones and Mr Fawcett
Wow! We are so impressed with how well the children have managed to get back to our 'new normal' at Melling. A huge thank you to all our Y5 parents from the Y5 staff, for all your co-operation, patience and understanding during these times. The children looked super smart in all their fresh uniforms and we cannot believe how much they've grown over the spring and summer! It has been so lovely to welcome everybody back and we are very much looking forward to next week.
Reading books will be sent home next week. Please return the books only when they need changing - they will need to be quarantined before going back into the reading scheme. No need to send reading books into school for children to use in the day, they will be heard read in school using school copies of books. Reading records do need to be sent in on a daily basis so that we can keep count of home reads and record children's reading in school. Please remember, children need to be reading at the very least 3 times a week - daily is ideal if possible.
Please remember to send a healthy snack to school each day as well as a named bottle of water.
Welcome back to school!!
Mrs. Jones, Mr. Fawcett and Mrs. Edgar would like to wish you a warm welcome back. The Y5 classroom is all ready and we are excited to see your lovely smiling faces tomorrow.
Start time: 8:40am Finish time: 3:00pm
Drop off and pick up at the playgroup gate.
If you are arriving at school or going home by yourself, your parent needs to have filled in the Arrival/Departure permission form below and emailed it to school.
P.E. days: Wednesday and Thursday
Please come to school in your outdoor P.E. kit and a pair of trainers on those days.