Welcome to Year 5
Guide to water safety at home
In the garden
- Never leave your child unattended around water. Children can drown in as little as 2cm of water
- Watch kids when they are in or around water, without being distracted
- Keep young children within arm’s reach of an adult
- Securely cover all water storage tanks and drains
- Empty paddling pools, containers, buckets and watering cans, as soon as they have been used
- Always turn paddling pools and containers upside down once empty, so they do not collect water
- Securely cover all hot tubs and home spas as soon as possible after use
- Make sure older children are accompanied every time when they swim or use hot tubs
- Always install self-closing and self-latching gates, fences of at least four feet tall surrounding all sides of any pool, and locks to prevent children from gaining access to home pools or pools of water
- Install secure fencing around garden ponds (at least four feet high) to act as a barrier or add mesh or a grill on top of the pond (strong enough to support a child’s weight without dropping below the surface of the pond water)
- Always turn hosepipes off at the tap, so children cannot fill vessels themselves
- Always supervise bath time (never leave children unattended)
- Empty the bath as soon as possible after use
- Close toilet lids and use toilet seat locks to prevent drowning
- Keep doors to bathrooms and utility rooms closed
- Vulnerable adults and people who suffer from sudden seizures should consider using showers rather than baths
In residential swimming pools
- Children and weak swimmers should always be closely supervised by an adult
- Weak swimmers should stay within the pool’s recommended safety depths
- Never swim alone
- Take time to check the depth, water flow and layout of pools
- Control access to the pool by using suitable fencing, secure doors and gates, and pool or gate alarms, to monitor access to swimming pools where possible
- Never supervise children or enter the water yourself after drinking alcohol
- Have easy access to suitable rescue aids such as a torpedo buoy, rope or reach pole (all available from RLSS Direct)
- Know what to do in an emergency: learn first aid and CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation), take the Lifesaver • Lifechanger Toolkit
- Always follow pool manufacturers advice for maintenance and safety checks
Please click on the link below at 9:30am to join our live registration and find out what your jobs are for today.
This is your timetable for the week. You need to click on the link to teams below to find your work for each day.
At the end of the day there is a live story session at 2:00pm. Click on the link below to join.
Year 5 timetable
If you would like to do any more work when your teams jobs are all finished, below are some things you can do:
Must read 3 times a week!
Oxford Owl have an excellent variety of Ebooks for you to choose from. Here are just a few that would be good for Year 5 readers:
Click here to take you straight to the website.
We are reading ‘Exploring the Deep’ at the moment.
BBC Bitesize are providing daily lessons across all subjects. On this website you’ll be able to find a range of history, geography, science, grammar and art activities. Visit the BBC Bitesize to see what live lessons are available for year 5.
Oak National Academy
Oak National Academy are providing lessons for a wide range of subjects. On this website you’ll be able to find a range of history, geography, science, grammar and art activities. Explore the pages to find a range of activities to complete. Click here