A note to parents, guardians and family members helping with home learning
We hope that you find the following information useful. Please know that there is no expectation that the children to complete all the tasks we have set. We are hopefully just providing some ideas on where to start to keep your children busy and engaged in their learning. At school we deliver a broad and varied curriculum and we are so disappointed that this has had to cease for the time being. However, we know our children have a love of education and will rise to the challenge of home learning.
We also know that it will not be possible to keep up the same routines as school and whilst we suggest a small amount of maths and English each day, inline with school timetabling, we also hope that children can explore their own talents and interests using a range of online resources and in their own environment.
As educators, we can not stress enough the importance of reading and, if nothing else, we hope that children will use this opportunity to explore and enjoy a wide range of literature.
We will try to update the resources when and where possible. If you have any queries, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebrity online lessons
Here is what various celebrities are offering you and your children for free daily to help with their education while schools are closed:
9.00am - PE with Joe Wicks
10.00am - Maths with Carol Vorderman www.themathsfactor.com
11.00am - English with David Walliams https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
12.00pm - Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver) https://www.jamieoliver.com/features/category/get-kids-cooking/
1.00pm - Music with Myleene Klass https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ
1.30pm - Dance with Darcey Bussel https://twitter.com/diversedancemix/status/1241098264373592065
2.00pm - History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days) https://tv.historyhit.com/signup/package
4.00pm - Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri) https://www.instagram.com/theocooks
Non-daily events include:
Science with Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince & Guests https://cosmicshambles.com/stayathome/upcoming-schedule
9.30am Wednesday 25 March - Geography with Steve Backshall https://twitter.com/SteveBackshall/status/1242058846941712385
Audible have also made all their online books free.
Joe Wickes is offering free daily workouts for children on his YouTube channel.
Steve Backshall will be updating his social media accounts and answering questions from children keen on wildlife and nature.
UPDATE: Steve will be broadcasting a live feed on his new YouTube Channel on Wednesday morning at 9am.
We have been studying the classic narrative poem 'The Highwayman' by Alfred Noyes in class this week.
We have provided some additional activities connected with this poem for your children to enjoy.
Don't forget to find and watch the Fleetwood Mac video for 'Everywhere!' and Loreena McKennitt's sung version of the same poem. (Available on YouTube)
Please continue to practise spellings as normal. We have provided the Year 5 and 6 spelling list below.
Your child has been provided with a logon for spag.com.
This site allows children to have a go at multiple choice grammar style questions in line with national expectations.
Reading at home
We have created an account with 'Epic!' for every child in Year 5 and 6 in the hope that this can supplement your home reading. We have assigned a number of fiction and non-fiction books to each child some of which have comprehension style questions/quizzes attached.
In order to access the site, please go to www.getepic.com/students and enter the class code sju2424.
You can then select your child's name to access their account.
Have a go at these written comprehension activities. Make sure you use the strategies that we have taught you e.g. skim and scan, highlight and copy and Point/Evidence
Your child has been provided with a logon for TTRockstars. This brilliant site allows children to practise their times tables: it assesses their knowledge and increases in difficulty in line with their achievements.
There have been some fantastic opportunities to carry on learning from home released online. These may help in structuring your child’s home learning. Please make the most of them!
The following resources to develop your child’s reasoning skills. There will be 5 lessons each week released including a video to support the activities.
There are some great live lessons from Gareth Metcalfe available here. Please check it out!
See the guidance below regarding topics that we have not yet covered.