Keep going – it’s really important for you to continue exercising both your mind and your body. That way, you’ll be fighting fit and in tip-top shape for school once we can get back together again!
Times Tables – TT Rockstars or any practice that helps you develop and retain fluency.
Reading – Read for 20 minutes every day. Why not hear some authors talk about their books?
Log on to Discovery Education . Click on Key Stage Two. Go on to Book Club and discover some new authors to try.
If you have a younger brother or sister, make their day by reading to them.
Don’t forget you can still access:
Audible Stories – 100s of kids’ audiobooks for free. Just click, stream and listen:
Spelling – In addition to the recommendations below, also on Espresso go to English 2 – Spellings (Upper). There is also a Statutory Word List to practise key spellings on. Choose a sheet to download and try.
On Twinkl. There are lists for Year 3 and 4 words and Year 5 and 6 words.
Go on to Spelling list Year 3 and 4 for lists and word searches.
Spelling list Year 5 and 6 for list of spellings and crosswords using these spellings.
Physical Activity – Don’t forget that at school you have a run around twice a day during break and lunch. It’s up to you what activity you do at home but it is important to keep a routine going. Rather than setting PE for you each week, try to join in with the Joe Wicks live school workout sessions. It will happen each day on You Tube at 9 a.m. You don’t need any equipment or kit – just get moving – it will be a great way to start your day – and you’ll be doing it with hundreds of other children around the country!
How to join in Joe Wicks Body Coach PE lessons for kids
Go to The Body Coach TV on YouTube and simply join in the 30 minute workout from 9am.
English and Maths
To give your child a set of fully planned and accessible tasks to do at home, we are recommending Hamilton Trust’s website. They have a daily lesson for both English and Maths for Year 6.
There are five lessons for each subject.
The Hamilton plan for English features a very well-known poem – The HIghwayman and some useful grammar work on tenses and punctuation which picks up on some of the class targets following on from their recent Best Writes.
For extension work in English, go to: https://twinkl.col.uk/resource/t2-e-1828-using-semi-colons-colons-and-dashes-differentiated-activity-sheet
There are a selection of differentiated sheets to continue working on these punctuation marks.
For a bit of extension work in Maths, go to https://nrich.maths.org/9028 where you will find a series of investigations based round area and perimeter. The number of stars beside each one indicates the level of difficulty. Choose one or two and have a go, remember to try working logically and recording your ideas as you go.
Even if we can’t be in school, we can find out about school life in France. Over the next two days, have a look at these two videos, listen for words that are familiar as they are similar to ours (particularly for the subjects). Also see what differences you can spot between normal school life in England and in France.
Have a look on Linguascope.com (wicklewood, wickle01) go into: Beginners, French, Les matières make sure you watch the presentation to learn some of the subjects before playing the games. Next week we will develop our knowledge of school subjects further, so make sure you have completed this task first.
Have a go at the following 10-1 workout – once you have done it, make up one that you can do with your family. As long as you get moving and have fun, you can be as imaginative as you like!