As lock down and school closure continues into the summer term, you will no doubt be finding motivation for home learning a little tricky and repetitive; to help with this, we have made some changes to keep you or your children engaged. Below is a suggested timetable to help structure your day:
9:00-9:30 Get active!
The Body Coach is providing free fitness content on his YouTube channel every weekday morning for children of all ages. We have also been provided with a login and password to RealPE at home which includes a variety of activities that children can take part in:
Parent email: email@example.com
9:30-9:45 TT Rock Stars
It is really important that you keep on top of your times tables: these are a skill for life and will really benefit you in the long term.
Just as if we were at school, it is really important to learn new concepts and practice them through reasoning problems. As before, Corbett Maths will be available for a quick warm up, with 5 questions a day (I have given you a link for the website, just do the date that you are visiting the site) The major change will be the White Rose Sessions that you will do daily- each one will have a tutorial video that will teach you a new concept and an activity sheet that goes with it. You are free to do the activity in your exercise book or on an iPad -instructions on working on iPad can be found under the White Rose Daily Activity star. Corbett 5-a-day and White Rose will be found under the Maths star (Mr G stating the obvious!) along with Chris Moyles and revision areas.
10:30-10:45 Break time
10:45-11:00 Spelling Shed
Spelling Shed: Year 5 are running away with the Spelling Shed leader board! Just once this year I would like to beat them! Starting this week, please go on and play- Miss Hetherton will read this so time is not on our side!!
Under (yes you've guessed it!) the English Star, you will find a weekly activity as before. For each writing activity, you will be set daily tasks. Writing is the toughest one, from my perspective, to monitor how you're doing. Where possible, can you email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) your final draft and I can suggest areas that you could improve upon- and it'll be nice to see what you've done! Each week will also include 2 Grammar Hammer activities for you to complete-these will help keep your grammar knowledge sharp. As always, Mc Grammar songs are also there to help your writing and grammatical understanding.
To help you prepare you for Secondary School, I have stripped away the afternoon activity section completely. Instead you will find a transition star that I would like you to visit. I have emailed your Secondary Schools to see if they would like me to add any thing from them but that will be added if /when they get back to me. In the meantime, I have added a weekly activity sheet that you may find useful in preparing you to fly the nest of Year 6!!
Fancy learning in a fun and interactive way? Simply click on the blue links below and you can learn whilst you play!
Practise your spellings here: https://www.spellingshed.com/
SPaG games and explanations: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhrrd2p
SPaG and Reading interactive games: http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html
Don't forgot to keep on top of your times tables: https://ttrockstars.com/
Maths games to learn in a fun way: http://www.topmarks.co.uk/
More maths games to play: http://www.kidsmathgamesonline.com/
Please feel free to use the class blog to chat if you're feeling lonely or you just want to tell us what you're up to!