Welcome to Indigo Class.
Year 5: an exhilarating year with lots of new opportunities to excel!
In Year 5 the focus is all about learning, becoming independent learners, being creative and having fun! We work really hard to learn new things every day and to help and support each other in our learning. We get on together, we help each other when we are stuck or don’t know what to do.
Year 5 is an inspiring but busy year, packed full of new opportunities to excel both in and out of the classroom.
In Year 5 we will learn through five different topics: Early Islamic Civilisation, Anglo Saxons: Picts and Scots, South America and Crime and Punishment.
We will visit The Royal Observatory; The Science Museum and The Police Museum to name but a few places.
We have focused sessions on Reading, Writing/SPaG and Maths each day. We also will be exploring other areas of the curriculum such as the Arts, PE, Mandarin, Science and Topic and RE each week.
In Year Five, our teachers are looking to see us turn a corner in our learning of English. Comprehension work becomes more focused on deductive and inferential questions and we are encouraged to take note of mark schemes and to ensure that their answers contain sufficient detail. We continually explore a greater breadth of vocabulary and our use of our wow words, displayed in the classroom, is rewarded across the curriculum with merits!
At all times, we are encouraged in and rewarded for our reading. Weekly AR/library sessions ensure that we always have plenty of opportunity to read a variety of interesting and challenging fiction and non-fiction!
Welcome to Indigo Class.
Here you can find links to all of our online learning hubs. Children should be accessing Google Classroom every Friday during our Blended Learning afternoons. In the event of a bubble closure Google Classroom will be our online classroom.
You can view our full curriculum here:
Autumn Overview Letter: View Here
Friday Blended Learning work can be accessed via Google Classroom. Children should log on and submit any assignments by the following Wednesday.
In the event of a school closure children will find all of their learning on Google Classroom. Teachers will post pre-recorded lessons, set daily tasks and provide daily feedback and small group interventions as needed.
At West Green we use the Accelerated Reader programme which helps our students read appropriately levelled books independently at home. Pupils take a STAR test which gives them a reading age and level – they then chose an appropriate book from the library. Once they have read it, they take an online quiz based on the book to check their understanding. This process accelerates the pupils reading skills – FANTASTIC!
Pupils would usually quiz at school, but because of our bubble system, it is more difficult for children to access the computer room at the moment. Pupils, therefore, must quiz at home using this special portal link: Quiz Here!
Mymaths is a great homework tool for children to consolidate what they have learnt in their lessons and to practice other maths skills in a fun and interactive way.
To access MyMaths follow the link and click on login MyMaths at WG
Purple Mash is a fantastic tool to help children to not only practice their computing skills but also their maths and English skills. Children can access a wide range of activities to support their learning. It is fun and educational!
To access Purple Mash, you need to click on the following link and login – Purple Mash at WG
We are using the Oak Academy to support our learners who are having to isolate while the rest of their class remains in school.
Each lesson is an hour-long and delivered by a teacher, with a pre-recorded video as well as quizzes, worksheets and creative activities. It’s all easy to use, there’s no login or password, you can access the lessons on any device, and pupils only need materials they can find at home.
Once you’ve notified the school of the required isolation period you will receive an email from SLT telling you which units will best support a continuation of your child’s learning.
The Oak Academy can be accessed using this link – Oak Academy
As always we are here to help! If you need support logging in to any of the online learning hubs please get in touch with us by calling the school or emailing us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here you will find important letters for things such as School trips or even home work.