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Year 5

Welcome to Mrs Thomason’s Year 5 Class

During the school closure from Monday 23 March 2020, messages and/or work set by Mrs Thomason will be posted here. Mrs Thomason’s temporary e-mail address is y5@stoswaldscatholicprimary.co.uk should you have any queries regarding your child’s work (8.45am to 3.30pm). There will be skeleton cover in the school office for general enquiries during the school closure period.

Wednesday 8 April 2020

Hello Year 5  –  a little Easter message from me to you …

This will be a very unusual Easter but I hope that you manage to have a lovely time with your families. Hopefully the sun will shine lots and Spring will continue to flourish around us. I love the way that every day the bird song starts a little earlier and there are more and more catkins and flowers appearing on the trees in my garden.

I went out in the garden to read this morning and ended up just sitting listening to a black bird tweeting as she carried bits of twig and grass to a tree, where she was busily building a nest. Maybe you could take a photo of yourself reading in the garden or if you’re lucky you might be able to spot a bird building a nest!

Don’t forget if you need some new stories to read there are some books to read on line at: https://www.freechildrenstories.com/ – in the middle grade reads section there is a story called ‘Guardians of Lore’ – it is full of great character descriptions and some great vocabulary. I would love to see some pictures of the characters in this story!

If you get lots of chocolate Easter eggs make sure you brush your teeth and try and join in with Jo Wicks’ on line PE sessions at 9am at ‘The Body Coach’ YouTube channel and use up some of your energy!

Remember to be kind, help out at home, avoid falling out, and have a calm Happy Easter!

Enjoy having some time to yourself and some family time this week – I will look forward to finding out what you have been doing after Easter.

Sending you and your families my very best wishes.

I look forward to chatting to you again soon.

Mrs Thomason xxx and Mrs Brady xxx

Monday 6 April 2020

Hello again Year 5 (week 3 away from the classroom)

I have loved seeing the fabulous work that some of you have been creating on Purple Mash and MyMaths. I’ve also enjoyed reading your emails about what you’ve been getting up to. If you haven’t had chance to get online yet don’t worry maybe you will get chance over Easter weekend and half term week. I will add another selection for you to try on Wednesday. I will also add some Easter activities on Purple Mash for you to have fun with.
How are you getting on with your reading? I hope you are finding lots of new vocabulary to try out in your writing and enjoying reading some good books. You can listen to David Walliams reading his stories every day at https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
If you need some new stories to read there are some books to read on line at: https://www.freechildrenstories.com/

I hope you are managing to find ways to cope with not getting out much or seeing your friends. I enjoy looking at your online work and I’d love to hear what else you have been getting up to!
Don’t forget if you need to use some energy up Joe Wickes is doing PE sessions on line every day at 9am at ‘The Body Coach’ Youtube channel.
This weekend I spotted a swan sitting on 7 huge white eggs on a nest at the edge of the canal – I decided that birds would probably cope quite well with isolation as they have to stay in one place for a long time when they have eggs to look after!
Keep sharing your smiles, be helpful and kind and e-mail if you need anything 🙂
Take care!
Mrs Thomason xxx

Monday 30th March 2020

Hi Year 5, ( week 2 away from the classroom)

Hello I hope you and your families are ok and you managed to find plenty to do last week.

I was pleased to see lots of you had completed activities on Purple Mash and My Maths. I will update the selection of activities on Thursday so if you haven’t had a go at them yet you have still got a few days to try!

I would love to hear about what you are up to and the books you are reading. I finished ‘COSMIC’ at the weekend and I am enjoying reading Jane Eyre, which was a free online ebook from Amazon kindle – there are lots of books you can read for free on Amazon kindle at the moment.

I can’t wait to see if anyone in our class has managed to keep a diary over this strange time. Every day I have been trying to take a photo of something that makes me smile. Yesterday I took a photo of 2 cheeky ducks who waddled past me while I was out for my daily exercise!

Have a good week everyone – work hard, read lots and email if you need to 🙂

Mrs Thomason

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Hello Year 5,

I’m missing you all and hope you are keeping calm and safe in this peculiar time when we are not together as a class. Just a quick reminder that if you have access to a computer there are online activities set on MyMaths and I will set some tasks on purple mash as soon as I can access it (it seems to be having a few problems at the moment !) I hope you will find time to relax with a book everyday and write a book review if you read one you want to tell others about!  Maybe some of you will keep a little diary in the back of your homework book or a notebook.

I’m reading ‘COSMIC’ by Frank Cottrell Boyce –  it’s an exciting adventure story that keeps making me laugh – I hope we will be able to use it as a class book when we get back to school.

Take care, stay safe, stay calm and email if you need to 🙂

Mrs Thomason

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