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Welcome to Year 5!
Mrs Strong is the class teacher. Email address: HStrong@bestacademies.org.uk
5th January 2021
Email sent by Year 5 teacher regarding Remote Learning:
Dear Year 5 Parents,
As you will be very well aware, primary schools have been instructed to shift to remote learning with immediate effect. It is my aim to maintain your children's learning and the great progress made so far this school year.
For Year 5 SCA pupils, Remote Learning will involve using Microsoft Teams where instructions, lessons and tasks will be published every school day. The children used Microsoft Teams last term in school and are familiar with how it works. However, there is a link to a Student Guide to using Teams here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jx36qQf_Qpk and a Parent Guide to using Teams here: https://youtu.be/v1OD89OTb2A should you need it.
To allow the learning to be maximised, a Home Learning Pack (including logins, passwords, workbooks, exercise books for recording work and the class reading book) will need to be collected from the front of the school between 11am and 12pm tomorrow morning (Wednesday 6th Jan). Your child will need these essential materials in order to complete their remote education. Please observe the HANDS – FACE – SPACE guidance when you come to collect the Home Learning Pack tomorrow.
The first instructions will be available on Microsoft Teams from tomorrow. The children have a 'World War II' History Project to work on for the remainder of this week (see information attached). Children do not have to complete the whole project; they can work through sections of it at their own pace. Next Monday 11th January, Maths and English lessons will begin on Microsoft Teams, in addition to other lessons and tasks. All pupils should access the lessons and tasks set every day. They can use Microsoft Teams to post messages to me about any difficulties they are having with the learning. I will access the Teams channels regularly during each working day to read any communication.
There will obviously be some difficulties as we all familiarise ourselves with teaching and learning in a different way but the main objective is to keep all children learning and help secure their futures. Feel free to contact me if you need to.
I hope to see you all in the future in better circumstances.
Take care and Best Regards,
Remote Learning: Additional Information
Week beginning: 04.01.21
The packs provided contain exercise books for the recording of the children's Maths and English work, website login details, the class reading book for the half-term and some additional workbooks. Specific pages from the workbooks will be set from next week to help to manage the children's workload. Chapters from our new class reader 'Boy in the Tower' will also be set in our English lessons next week for the children to read.
Last term, the children were issued with login details for Microsoft Teams. Their usernames and passwords are also included within the home learning packs. For the rest of this week, children can work through the 'World War II and Battle of Britain' History project at their own pace (see document at the bottom of this page and Microsoft Teams for more details).
Week beginning: 11.01.21
The children will need to log into Microsoft Teams to access their learning daily. Initially, this will involve recorded Maths and English lessons which the children can access at any point during the day. Additional activities will also be added for other subjects.
Week beginning: 18.01.21
From this week onwards, children should continue to log into Teams each day for their daily learning but the amount of content will increase to include additional recorded lessons with a focus on other subject areas.
In addition to the daily work on Microsoft Teams, please encourage your child to read regularly and practise their times tables on TTRockstars.
Keep looking on the website for further details and email me if you have any queries.
This is very new to us all - thank you for your patience and support.