Kingfisher Class Mon 30th March

Dear Kingfisher,

We hope that you all remain safe at home and that you are able to get outside when possible, in a responsible manner. The daily tasks are listed below, and after that we are giving you work which can be done in line with your usual timetable.

Daily tasks: 

Times Tables – TT Rockstars or any practice that helps you develop and retain fluency. Remember, look at your heat map to see which tables you need to focus on.

Reading – Read for 20 minutes every day. See if you can find a new, interesting place to read each day! Audible  has opened up its children’s books section for free – so download something different and get it to read to you!

Audible Stories – 100s of kids’ audiobooks for free. Just click, stream and listen:

Spellings - Please continue to learn and USE the year 5/6 statutory spellings. Choose 10 and try to write a sentence incorporating one of each in the correct context – see if you can get more than one into a single sentence.   If you do not have a list, look 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.

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 in Week One, which will take your child up to and including Tuesday 31st March.

It is not expected that you do Week 2 but if you wish to continue, there is more there to do.  The English is centred around Harry Potter!

These activities are differentiated.


We have been learning about the circulatory system in class – this week, try to find your own pulse as we did in class – take it at different times of the day – when is it fastest/slowest – can you link that to the activities you were doing at that time? Also try finding your normal resting heart rate – take it once a minute over five minutes when you are relaxed. Then see what effect, doing different exercises has on your heart rate. How long does it take to return to your normal heart rate?

Have a look at this video to see what happens to your heart rate when you do something scary!!


This week get creative and make remote contact with someone who is having to be on their own. Create an Easter card or picture – you can use any media you have available including photos – when you have done it, think about who you could send it to or, if you have elderly people in your community and could go for a walk with an adult to get it posted through their door, do that – let’s try to bring a smile to other people’s faces. If you can’t think of anyone – look up the address of a local care home and send it there. Please don’t share any contact details, just say your first name and tell them that while you don’t know them personally, you are still hoping your art work makes them smile, whoever they are.