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Home Learning – week ending 22/10/2020

Recap number bonds are pairs of numbers that can be combined to make a certain total. For example: 1 + 9 = 10, 2 + 8 = 10, etc.  Knowing our number bonds to 10 and 20 by heart really helps us when solving other calculate- ons.  

Number Bonds Memory Game – Put the digits 0 – 10 face down on the table. Take it in turns to turn over two cards. If they add up to 10, keep them and try again. If they do not add up to 10 turn them back over, but remember where they are as this will help you during your next turn. Whoever has the most cards at the end of the game is the winner.

Challenge: Play the above game for number bonds to 20 (you will need digit cards 0 – 20).

If you would like to practise your number bonds using an online game, you can try:

Select ‘Number Bonds’, then either ‘Make 10’, ‘Make 20’ or if you want even more of a challenge ‘Make 100’.

Phonics Home Learning 12.10.20


In Phonics this term we have been revising all the sounds in ‘Phase 3.  We are so proud of the way the children have been trying their best in Phonics. 

You can help by supervising your child to play any of these Phase 2 or 3 games on the Phonics Play website. You can use a phone, tablet or PC to access these games. 

Buried Treasure, Dragon’s Den and Picnic on Pluto do not require a log in. Remember to choose Phase 3.

Until October 21st children are allowed to use the free login:                                   Username: march20 Password: home

The log in will enable your child to use Reading Robot but you will need to listen to what your child says and judge whether it is phonetically accurate.                                                Have fun and thank you for working with us to help your child.


Home Learning

Week ending 9th October 2020

This week we have been practising adding one digit numbers. We have used concrete objects and also tried counting on from the greatest number. For example, when completing 5 + 3, we count on three more – 6,7,8 to get to the total 8.

Use this game to practise your addition skills. Ask your grown up for some concrete objects to help you such as some beads, pasta or lego pieces.

Start with the ‘Up to 10’ questions and then move onto the ‘Up to 15’ and ‘Up to 20’ if you want a challenge!

Autumn term September 2020


Hi Children of class 5 and parents. It's Miss Griffiths here.

First I want to wish you all a big welcome to your new class. It has been great to get to know you all in the first 3 days and I am so impressed with how quickly you all settled. It has been great to see you all chatting to your old friends as well as making new ones.


I also want to say a big thank you for the photos of Summer reading challenge. Well done to all those who completed it. I have handed your forms to Mrs Peart. (photos at the bottom of the block)


I will give you an overview of this learning topic work and learning you will be doing. 

This terms topic is called 'Turrets and Tiaras' and as the title suggests it will be about castles and the people who used to live in them. 

We will be making lots of links in Literacy and History about the day in the life of people who lived in them both fictional and non-fiction. 

I was just wandering if any of you have ever visited a castle or the ruin of a castle. I once visited the ruined castle in Castleton. 

We will be reading about the adventures of Robin Hood  and Rapunzel. I wonder if any of you have heard of them or watched the Disney film about Rapunzel called 'Tangled'? We will be writing character descriptions for them and we will also be writing a letter to Rapunzel explaining how she could escape!

In History we will be finding out about the structure of castles and what each part was used for including why castles had turrets. Can you guess why or do your own research? We will also be designing and making our own castles in D&T. 

Geography will be about the four countries in the UK and the different landscapes, including where castles were built.


As well as our topic work we will be scientists learning about and naming a variety of plants and flowers. In computing we will learning what an algorithm is and inputting our own simple ones. It is also very important that we learn about staying safe on the internet. 


In Maths we will be learning to and embedding good counting skills essential for counting on/back/more/less than as well as for adding and subtracting. There will also be a focus on measurement and shapes throughout the term. It is important to be fluent in counting on and back from any number between 1 and 100. 


Lastly we will be thinking about ourselves and what is special to us and celebrating similarities and differences between ourselves and others. Of course we will use our 'Sitwell Super Hero' characters to help us make good choices in and out of school and build a school community through PSHE sessions, assemblies and the school council.


There is also more information about our learning on the Topic web on the website.  


I can't wait to teach and learn with you all and see you flourish at school smiley


Summer reading challenge