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Good Afternoon Year 5!


Good afternoon all,


What an exciting learning day today was – as a teacher particularly fond of books and writing (Kamala pupils, you know this) – what a topic to learn about: how mummies were made! I’m sure you learnt some weirdly fascinating facts about it all. Remember to continue self-mark your work as it is important to understand clearly what you may need support with. You can then ask your teachers for support, who can direct you and provide guidance. Continue to use Seesaw to share your learning with your teachers so we know how you are doing.


Have a lovely evening,


Ms Begum


Joe Wicks is back for another week to motivate us for our love for PE. Please subscribe to his YouTube channel below to take part in his live PE lessons from 9-9.30am. Remember it is important to stay fit and active even though you are indoors.


This term, as part of your reading learning, you are required to use Bug Club everyday for 30 minutes and then spend the other 30 minutes of your reading session to complete another reading activity we will provide.


When using Bug Club, it is important you are answering the questions carefully, by referring to the text to find the correct evidence to support your answers. Your teachers will be monitoring your answers carefully, so ensure you are putting in the same effort that you would at school.


When answering reading comprehension and vocabulary questions, remember to be using taught techniques from school and annotate the questions and text, remembering to also refer to the text in your answers to support your points. A good tip is to read the questions first before you read the text, so you have a rough idea on where the clues for the questions and answer may be. 


It is important you are reading everyday to help you develop your reading skills as well as learn new vocabulary, which will make your spoken language and writing even better! These skills will help you later on in life and out of school, not just for your learning in school so please ensure you are reading regularly. 



Bug Club website link 


LO: To identify the features of an instruction text.

This week, we will be looking at writing instructions! Today, we will examine different examples of instructions and identify the features. To ensure we understand the features, a PowerPoint has been prepared for you to go through. After you have read and understood it, use the success criteria and work carefully through the three example texts to identify the features of an instructional text. Being aware of them will support you in creating your own. Remember, the instructions have to be so precise that even a martian from Space should understand it without any confusions! 



Please use the link above to access the daily Maths lessons on BBC Bitesize. When you click on the link, you will see various subjects, click Maths and follow the instructions on the screen. Home learning focus will be on there daily. Each lesson will include a variety of activities, worksheets and videos. Complete all your learning in your book and Seesaw the work you have been doing daily, after self-marking the activities (answers will be found under the relevant activities). 


Once you have finished your learning on BBC Bitesize, it is crucial you spend at least 20minutes on MyMaths or Times Table Rockstars (swapping between them each day), to ensure you are reviewing your learning and revising your maths skills making them stronger. Please let your teachers know on Seesaw if you are struggling to log on. 


My Maths website link .

Times Table Rockstars website link . 


LO: To be able to paint my Egyptian death mask papier mache model with the influence of Fernand Leger.

You need to:

1. Go through the PowerPoint.

2. Look at the paintings on slides 6-10 and answer the questions (on slide 5) in your books.

3. Paint your papier mache model.

4. Answer the questions on slide 13 about your papier mache model.


At Gascoigne, we are proud of our commitment to celebrating the diversity of our school community and ensuring that every child, irrespective of their ethnicity, has the very best start to life. Gascoigne Primary School repudiates any form of discrimination.


Our World: 

Gascoigne pupils view themselves as global citizens of a vibrant local community. 

They are passionate about celebrating diversity and enhancing the lives of others.


Our Rights:

Gascoigne pupils value equality and social justice. 

They develop a deep understanding of universally held rights and a determination to ensure that everyone is enabled to achieve in line with their potential. 


In light of recent events happening around the world supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, we too would like to share our support for this movement. Please read the article below discussing protests around the world against racism. Once you have read it, we would like you to reflect on it and share your message to the world on how you can help tackle racism in the world. This can be done via a drawing, PowerPoint, writing or however you wish. Please ensure you share your amazing work to your teachers on Seesaw. 


Feel free to discuss this lesson further with your teacher on Seesaw. If you would like to know more about what Black Lives Matter is and what it stands for, click on this link . 

Below is an example Chanel from Orange has shared with Miss Bhudia on Seesaw. Well done Chanel! 

Good Morning Year 5!


Good morning Year 5!


24 more days! 24 more school days before the end of Year 5 for us all. Wow, what a journey here. 24 more get ups to become better, to improve and to develop our unique selves as learners together. When I sat down to write this message, I realised that I’ve repeatedly praised and talked about perseverance since we began sharing online messages and have told you all that we recognise your efforts. And while I stand behind that message, I would also like to say today that it’s okay for setbacks to happen. We aren’t perfect, but the important thing to remember is that we can always get up and carry on. So, if somethings things don’t go right during the day and it feels like a struggle trying to keep up with everything, it’s okay to give yourself a little break. When you are ready, pick yourself up and carry on. Everyone here in Gascoigne is right behind you. We know everything that makes you matters. Your fantastic aspirations, your hopes and your fears and everything you are doing your learning for. It matters. You matter. So, if you are reading this, I hope you remember this message as you continue to try your best during your final days as Year 5 pupils. All your efforts count. Have a wonderful week and I hope today is a wonderful Monday.


I’ll write again for 3pm


Ms Begum