During these unusual times our teachers are thinking of new ways to connect with their classes, this is increasingly involving new technology! Please understand that our teachers are working hard to regularly set work for children online and to virtually monitor and possibly interact with the children. This may look slightly different for each class at the moment, as each teacher is navigating their own journey with this new technology. Therefore, we ask that you continue to be supportive during these unprecedented times and not necessarily expect instant replies to queries and understand that sometimes feedback may just be a "like or a smiley face"! If we all work together we will come through this stronger and with an increased sense of community! Happy learning!
Welcome to the Jellyfish Class page
We are a Year 5 class. The class teacher is Mr Thomas and our teaching assistant is MIss Stansfield.
Dear Parents and Carers,
As the school is now closed to children ,with the exception of children of key workers, work will now be set online fro your child to complete. Exercise books have been given to those children who were in on the days that they were handed out. All work that is set on these pages will not require a printer to print. Logins for Purple Mash and Times Table Rock Stars have been issued with these exercise books.
New work will be posted weekly on a Monday morning for the week ahead. Please find below, work for your child to complete and useful websites for your child to access.
Mr Thomas and Miss Stansfield
Week c/m 6.07.20
My Back to School Bubble’ is a FREE e-storybook which aims to help children understand the new protective measures that may be in place at their school, in an age-appropriate way. It reinforces public health messages including the importance of hand and respiratory hygiene, while reassuring children that everyone makes mistakes, helping to combat feelings of anxiety, that have been reported by parents.
Rye Writers: A Time Capsule
This week, we'd like you to create a letter to your future self to be buried in a time capsule. Please take a photo or email your letter over so it can be added into our collection. It will be buried in the allotments and hopefully discovered in the future!
Keep your letters creative and imaginative.
Start of Summer Activities:
Week c/m 29.06.20
This week, we’d like you to write your own Newspaper Report on a Rye Primary sporting event of your choice! It could be written about any one of the following:
- A past Sports Day at Rye Primary
- A football/netball match that has occurred at school, or between the school team and another school.
- made-up Sports Day or match.
Rye Writers: The Plot Thickens!
This week, we'd like you to come up with your own plot idea. Remember, a plot is the main idea in a story. You can draw picture of your plot, write a short paragraph, or just a simple sentence. Share your plot ideas with us on Class Dojo. Next, you can write the ending to this story plot, or choose to write the ending to someone else's story! You choose.
Rye Writers: This week, we are continuing our Rye Writers. We will be writing letters to care homes local to Rye. You may write about the things you've been doing whilst in lockdown, share a story you have written, or fill your letter with questions you might have for them - it is your choice. We know a letter from you will really lift their spirits. More information is on the above plan for the week. Thank you for your wonderful entries so far.
For Rye Writer this week, please see the relevant column on the Overview.
Welcome back to our online learning after a week's half-term, even if like me, it didn't feel any different compared to the last seven weeks. I have put online learning below and there are some exciting developments this term. Firstly, there is a Blue Peter competition where children write a poem based on nature with the theme called 'Under our Sky'. Secondly, I am very excited about the history this term as we will be studying the Ancient Egyptians with the many gods and goddesses together with pyramids and mummies. As from the 1st June, I am back in school teaching children who are coming back into school. I am still available on Classdojo although I will not be able to respond to any messages during school hours. Please continue to support your children in anyway you can and I am proud to be the teacher for Jellyfish class.
“Look out of your window, even if all you can see is buildings, nature is all round you: the air and the clouds constantly changing are created by the life of our planet. Look at your face in the mirror, your hand holding the pen, evolution gave you a face, a hand that can hold a pen, a brain that can think. And evolution is the history of nature, a story that connects us all to each other and to every living thing alive now and that has been alive in the long journey of our planet.”
Your Rye Writer's Task this week is to write a poem of any length or genre. The only requirement is that it has to be based on nature. Resources have been included below to help you get ideas, plan and write your poem.
Welcome to another week of learning in Jellyfish class. Please find the week overview below with the tasks underneath this. For Rye Writer, we are continuing the 500 word story and would encourage all children to enter this competition. As part of Maths this week, we are focusing on the conversion of units of weight and length. So, here's your chance to get the cook books out and practise converting from grams to kilograms and vice versa. I have seen some lovely plates of food created (including lots of cake) and look forward to seeing more of these.
Dear Parents and Carers
I trust that you enjoyed the Bank Holiday on Friday and also took part in the celebration of VE Day. Please find below this weeks work. There is an exciting story competition for the Rye Writer's this week which I am sure many children will be entering. I would encourage any parent who has not signed up for Classdojo to check their email for an invite. Please keep uploading your work onto the portfolios on Classdojo, it gives me great pleasure seeing some of the fantastic work being completed. Everyone is doing an excellent job, both adults and children, in completing their learning at home and I am proud of each and everyone of my class for their courage and determination in this difficult time.
Week 5 - W.B. 04.05.20
Dear Parents and Carers,
As I am sure many of you are aware, this coming Friday is VE Day, the day the Second World War ended in Europe with the formal surrender of Nazi Germany. As Winston Churchill waved to the crowds declaring Victory in Europe, millions of men, women and children around the country celebrated the end of what had been nearly six long years of devastating war. To commemorate this momentous event, the teachers at Rye Primary have put together some activities that everyone can take part in to remember this important event. As always, there is an overview below showing the maths for this week together with the Rye Writer. I have also included videos relating to each of the maths topics that have been set this week. It is pleasing to see more parents sign up to ClassDojo and would encourage parents to check their email for invites to the ClassDojo. I will leave you with this quote below:
The Week Junior have made their magazine accessible for the next four weeks for free along with six back issues already available. Please click on the following link to access it: https://magazine.theweekjunior.co.uk/
Week 4 - W.B. 27.4.20
Welcome to another session of fun learning! You will find the overview of the week below with the work which can be done at your own pace. I have re-sent invitations for Class Dojo to those parents who still haven't signed up. The advantages of Class Dojo is that your children's work can be uploaded instantly for me to look at, give feedback and hit the like button. Please check your junk mail to ensure that you have not missed it. If you are having issues signing up to Class Dojo, please click on the following link for further guidance: https://classdojo.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/205417305-Create-a-Parent-Account#web
Please find below the image for this weeks Rye Writer! This pathway leads to a set of stairs. Where will these stairs take you? Who, or what, will you meet on your adventure? Do you go alone or do you take a brave friend with you?
I look forward to reading these stories!
Week 3 - W.B 20.4.20
I hope everyone has had an enjoyable Easter and is ready to get back to some fun learning! I have set out an overview of the learning for the week to enable some structure and time management. I have had ten parents sign up to Class Dojo and would be very excited to see more parents sign up! You should have received an email from Class Dojo - it could be in your junk e-mail - and I would encourage parents to sign up as it is a good method of keeping in contact with me and also to display the children' fantastic work!
Also, don't forget Times Table Rock Stars! I have set up a new tournament online! Keep practising!
Humphrey called me from the classroom (where he is guarding my stuff) to say that there is a large hole in the playground and he doesn't know how it got there... You will need to plan, design and create a newspaper describing this event and what happened. Remember that you can quote Humphrey as a witness to the event!
Week 2 - W.b 30.3.20
Please find below the work set for this week. It does not all need to be completed during this week. In addition to this, I have set up a Class Dojo page for the children to keep in contact with me and other children in the class. I have sent invites to parent emails. If you have received an invite, please sign up and I will send a link to you via the messaging on Class Dojo to allow your child to have their own access. Once they have done this, Both you and your child will be able to send through work that they have done at home and I will be able to give feedback for this work.
Keep safe and remember to look after yourselves!
Every Monday there will be a picture uploaded below for you to base your writing task on. Please click on the link to find the photo. I look forward to sharing some on our Class Dojo page!
Week 1 (30.03.20): UFO Create a fantasy story based on spotting a UFO hovering above our school. Imagine you noticed it appear from a distance, whilst outside at morning break. How did it get there? Who is onboard? What will this mean for the school? You decide!
Home Learning Letter & Useful Websites:
Click on the link for help with the fraction work above - https://www.mathsisfun.com/fractions_addition.html