Year 5 - Magpie and Buzzard

Dear all,


We hope you all enjoyed a sunny half-term week and that you spent lots of time outdoors and took a well-deserved break from learning!  


Today, 2nd June, marks the start of our phased return to West Monkton Primary for some pupils (Year 5 keyworker pupils are only in at present).  Our theme for this half-term is 'one look backwards, two steps forward'. 


We continue to have a team of staff who will be uploading resources to our Virtual School, we have also provided some useful links on this page so hopefully you'll find something to excite and keep children learning!  Please continue to access though the website below:


If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us via Class Dojo.


Best wishes,

Mrs Ward and Miss Stacy

The Oak Partnership Virtual School will continue to be available throughout school closures.  This is designed to support families in delivering home learning to their children in whatever form it takes.

The role of the Virtual School will be to:

1. Offer a range of learning support to families

2. Provide welfare support and links to families throughout school closure

3. Communicate to, and interact with families, to support home learning 

The Virtual School has been developed on Blackbrook Primary School’s website:

 (Please use this link to access the Virtual School resources)


The Virtual School will regularly be posting content and links to daily suggested activities through our social media platforms, so please follow us.  Visit:



Check out our new YouTube channel! Regular story time videos are added. Have a look for the videos of familiar faces reading some short stories.

You can email us for support/ questions, and with content suggestions, on


Please keep sharing what you've been up to through our Class Dojo pages.  Miss Stacy and I love getting your updates and we will start sharing your news and successes with the whole class.
Don't forget to login regularly to TTRS where you can access set activities and also practice your SOUNDCHECK.  Aim to do a SOUNDCHECK every week.  How much can you improve your score each time?  Good luck!
Please have a look at the website below to access online e books.  The books are designed to be appropriate according to age/reading abilities and join up is FREE!
Daily Maths Lessons...

The White Rose Maths Team has prepared a series of five maths lessons for each year group from Year 1-8. They will be adding five more each week for the next few weeks. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully.

Your child could do their maths using these resources each day if you wished- click here to access the virtual lessons. Please note that you do not have to print out the resources. 


Carol Vorderman's Maths Factor website is now free to access and has online lessons, tasks and games:

What Activities Have Y5s Been Doing Over The Past Seven Weeks?
Award-winning children’s author, Katherine Rundell, has today launched The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain Children in Lockdown. The Book of Hopes aims to comfort, inspire and encourage children during lockdown through delight, new ideas, ridiculous jokes and heroic tales. There are true accounts of cats and hares and plastic-devouring caterpillars; there are doodles and flowers; revolting poems and beautiful poems; and there are stories of space travel and new shoes and dragons.

The collection is dedicated to the doctors, nurses, carers, porters, cleaners and everyone currently working in hospitals. Bloomsbury intends to publish a gift book based on the project to be published in the autumn in support of  NHS Charities Together.
To read this free book, please follow this link:
Marvellous Monday!
Every Monday, a picture will be chosen for all of the children within the Oak Partnership Trust to explore (both at home and at the United Provision at West Monkton). Parents/carers are invited to submit photos of their child's work via Facebook ( or Class Dojo.
Mystery Photograph!
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Question Time:

What do you think has caused the destruction all around the tree?

Why has this one tree survived?

If you walked through the portal, what would happen to you? What would you see?

If this portal to another world, would you go through it or stay on Earth, even if you had no idea what could happen?

Is it good to take risks? Are some risks riskier than others?

ere do you think this photograph was taken?

Why do you think the artist created it?

For other linked activities please visit:

Caterpillar Watch! 
Below is a document where you can record the lifecycle of our aterpillars or you may want to create your own.

Be as creative as you want with your diary, you might want to draw pictures or write a description.