…And just like that, it’s the final week of Summer Term!😲
Hi Class 9!
I cannot believe that it is our final week of this school year. It seems like only yesterday that you were all starting Year 5!
This year has been an unusual one. You have experienced things that no-one ever has before and have learned how to learn in a brand new way. I want you to know how proud I am of how you have all adapted to this, continued to learn and, most importantly, continued to smile! We have missed you all terribly over the past few months but being able to communicate with each other on Seesaw has given us some sense of normality and routine and made us smile every day! 😊🌈
We cannot wait to see you all when you return to school in September as Year 6 children! We are looking forward to catching up with each and every one of you. You will be finding out this week who your Year 6 teacher will be- they will be so excited to spend each day of your final year at Etherley Lane with you!
As always, complete whatever home learning you can this week but also take some time to think about this year and all of the things you have achieved in school and during your time at home. From learning how to use Seesaw, to learning a new life skill such as baking or gardening, you have accomplished so much this year.
Don’t forget to complete your dances and send them through Seesaw or the school email address. 💙
Sending you all lots of love and virtual hugs,
Mrs. Coxon and Miss Giblin 🥰💜🌈
Week beginning 13th July
There are no new home learning activities published on the Oak National Academy for this week. Instead, I would like you to take this time to complete any previous home learning activities that you have not yet finished.
The online classroom to access activities for each day can be found by clicking here.
School Closure Reading and Phonics Support
Please click here to view our Reading and Phonics page, which will provide information and support on how you can help your child continue to practise their reading skills during this period of closure. To access Accelerated Reader click here. To access myON, which has thousands of free books that you can read on screen, click here.
Virtual Tours and Trips
Since we cannot take you on any educational visits to explore and deepen your understanding of the world at the moment, let us bring some new and interesting places to you! Below you will find links to a range of interesting national and global places that you can explore without leaving your home. Enjoy!
Useful websites to support with home learning
myON (free access to thousands of online books)
play.numbots.com/#/account/search-school (children can log into Numbots using their TTRockstars login details)
Please visit the curriculum section of our website to view our Key Stage 2 Curriculum and term plans for this school year.
My name is Mr Holt and I am the Year 5 class teacher. I am supported by Mrs Laidler. I have been a teacher for 18 years and enjoy working with children. Before becoming a teacher, I was a sports coach and swimming teacher. Working on the Summer camps in USA enabled me to teach swimming and also a variety of watersports, such as, water ski-ing, sailing, kayaking and windsurfing. At school I take pride in training the sports teams and taking them to compete at festivals, so that they are ready be their very best. I believe that there is a sport for everyone to succeed in, whether that is football, cricket, athletics, cross-country, etc. Away from school, I am also passionate about sports. I enjoy coaching my son’s football team and play football myself. As well as swimming with my children, we also enjoy playing golf together at Bishop Auckland Golf Club. I believe that life is for learning and that you’re never too old to gain new skills or talents. Recently, I have even found a hidden talent for playing table tennis which I do at a local table tennis club.
Maths Tutorials (videos)
Week 9- Multiplying by multiples of 10 Video (1)
Week 10- Finding area E2569F06-47DB-4970-9C7D-986647905391
Week 11- Written multiplication large
As part of Anti-Bullying week in November 2019 , our class were chosen to show their work to The Northern Echo, based on work that we had been doing with Tabby McTat by Julia Donaldson. For further details click follow the link
As part of our ‘Say No to Racism’, Lewis Green was interviewed by The Northern Echo. We took part in team games to help to celebrate our differences.
Bishop Auckland Tennis Club visited to encourage children to play tennis.