Your child’s Home Learning pack contains a combination of Maths and Literacy activities. Our advice would be to perhaps start your day off with some spelling practice, using your list of statutory words and Spelling Menu, or spend half an hour reading your Accelerated Reading book – all children should have received a second book.
Afterwards, your child could use the included tables to complete some times table practice – see some useful website below for online resources – and complete one of the Maths activities. We have provided a selection of topics children will already have covered.
Some of the topics have been ‘differentiated’ which means your child could begin with the simpler task and progress to more challenging tasks if they feel confident to do so.
Children should take breaks between learning as they would at school.
Literacy tasks included cover grammar, punctuation and reading comprehension. A Literacy task could be completed after their morning break.
We have provided the children with a ‘Project Task’ which we suggest children could undertake in the afternoons in place of topic subjects. We have asked children to focus on a topic of their own choosing which really interests them and set down guidelines over what to include on the enclosed letter. This really should be a fun task for the children to explore their own interests and creativity whilst undertaking many of the objectives we have studied thus far.
Finally, we have provided a parent guidance section which includes answers to some of the more prescribed learning. That said, if you have any questions or queries, you can email us during working hours at the below email addresses:
We have also given your child copies of their logins for Purple Mash, Education City, Lexia and Mathletics. We will be providing recommended online resources and tasks over the coming days which will further support any home learning which needs to take place.
The following websites / apps will also provide useful advice, activities and games for your child in the event of Home Learning:
Spelling Shed and Maths Shed app
May we wish you well and please ask that as well as academic learning, you take this opportunity to spend time with your children doing ‘everyday’ learning and activities. Listen to music, draw, play games, read for pleasure, exercise, cook….
Take care of each other,
Year 5 Staff