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Week beginning 29th June 2020


Hello everyone,

Firstly I want to let you know how much I am looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible at your 'goodbye' meetings next week and I hope you are too.

In RE this week, I would like you to read the special Shema prayer and then watch the video link to find out why it is important to the Jewish community. Once you have done that, there are two question sheets for you to answer. One is about the video, and the other about the prayer itself.

(parents please note that the video response sheets are differentiated, with 1 being the most simple through to 3 being the most challenging)

Please do send in any completed work to the Year 5 email so I can see what you have been completing.

See you next week

Mrs Gilbert


Week beginning 15th June 2020


Welcome to another week, and what a sunny one we have in store! I hope you all managed to have lovely weekend, maybe you had a chance to see some of your extended family? All of your teachers are busy in school, but we very much enjoy hearing from you each week. I particularly loved seeing all of your wonderful work you completed about creation stories last week-thank you for sending it in.

This week we are staying on the theme of creation. I would like you to find a creation story that you find interesting. There are plenty on the internet (ask your parents permission first) or maybe you have a book at home. This does not have to be a religious story, one from any culture or country is absolutely fine. Once you have read or listened to your story, you can choose from the following activities:

  • write a creation rap (see the example below for a creation rap based on the Christian belief)
  • Write a poem
  • create a picture book that is beautifully illustrated
  • present your story in any way you choose if you have another exciting idea

Finally, if you do not have the chance to use the internet to search, I have included one story that you may like to use instead. All of the year groups have been set the same task this week, so if you have a brother or sister at the Juniors, you may wan to complete the activity together (no arguing!)

Have fun!

Mrs Gilbert

Week beginning 08/06/20


Hello Year 5,

What a busy week we had at school last week with the Year 6 being back. I hope those of you that had brothers or sisters in school didn't miss them too much!

This week I would like you to find out about the Jewish and Christian creation story. Read the information underneath and then you can either:

  • complete the comic strip
  • make an animation on the computer retelling the story 
  • use lego/box modelling/playdough to recreate the story or part of it

Have fun and do send me any work you complete.

Mrs Gilbert

Hello Year 5,

I do hope you enjoyed the half term holidays with your families and managed to have a break from your home learning. Have you watched the videos from your teachers? We were all a little nervous about making them!

This week I would like you to find out all about two special occasions for Jewish boys and girls. Read through the information first, and then complete as many of the activities you can. Do not worry if you cannot print of the sheets, you can copy any of them onto a piece of paper just as well.

Have fun!

Mrs Gilbert

Bar and Bat Mitzvah

Hello Year 5, 


I hope you have had a good week and have had lots of fun. It has been another busy week for us. We celebrated Henry's birthday with lots of games and activities at home this weekend. It was very different having a 'lockdown' birthday but I think he had a great time.


The weather is going to get even better this week so I hope you can get outside at points with your family to enjoy it. I am in school this week, looking after the children of Key Workers. It is always lovely to see them and the staff in our group but the school seems very empty without you all.


Last week, I set you some work based on the Jewish faith and what it means to people. This piece of home learning is for this week too as it will take two weeks to complete. 


Remember, if you'd like to send me any work you've completed, you can via your Year 5 email address. Just make sure your email says they are for Mrs Gilbert to have a look at.


Have a great week!

Mrs Gilbert


Week Beg 11th May


Hello Year 5,

I hope you all had a lovely time in the beautiful weather we had last week. Henry, George and I spent much of it in our garden and the boys had plenty of fun making a Nerf gun target to play with. It was really easy to make, so I have included some photos to show you. Maybe you could ask a parent if you could have a go at making one of your own? You can see how we made it if you zoom in on the photos. 


This week, I have set you some work based on the Jewish faith and what it means to people. The link in the work takes you to the same website as last week, so it should be familiar to you. This piece of home learning will take you two weeks, so please don't think you need to finish it all in one go!


Have fun and send me photos of your Nerf gun targets if you make one. Just make sure your email says they are for Mrs Gilbert to have a look at.


'See' you next week,

Mrs Gilbert

Hello Year 5,

I hope you and your families are all keeping well and that you have been able to enjoy some of the lovely weather we have been having!

Below is an activity based on the story of Moses that we have been studying recently. I hope you can remember it! You might like to ask your parents whether they would allow you to watch 'The Prince of Egypt' again to refresh your memory, but it is not essential. You can find the film on Netflix and Disney plus I believe. If you do not have access to these, then there is a shortened version on the link below.

There is a reading comprehension activity that you can then complete, or you might like to make an animation of the plagues on your computer (this can be done on your Purple Mash account)

Be sure to email them to your teachers and they will forward them to me. (Parents please note that the comprehension is differentiated so the children can select the level of reading and questions to suit them. They do not need to complete all three versions.)

Have fun!

Mrs Gilbert