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Week of 8th June

Dear Parents / Carers,

 

Thank you for continuing with supporting your child at home with their learning. As you are aware, Home Learning is changing as more children return to school. Teachers have done a brilliant job of providing daily home learning tailored to what the children would have been covering in school; unfortunately this level of personalisation is unsustainable following the phased introduction of additional children back to school. We deliberated about how best to adapt the home learning and have decided to try using and adapting resources created by Robin Hood Multi Academy Trust in conjunction with some tailored lessons to the Topics your child would have covered during this term.

 

We understand that the Home Learning needs to work for you and your child, and therefore we have put some alternative suggestions below, should you rather explore those. We are now displaying the home learning for the week rather than each day, as feedback suggested parents would prefer this so they could rearrange the week’s tasks to fit them and their child. Please, only do what you can of the suggestions below – do what works best for you and your child.

 

With thanks to Robin Hood Multi Academy Trust for their Learning Projects on which most of the weekly Reading, Spelling, Writing and Maths tasks are based.

Reading Tasks

Spelling Tasks

Monday

Ask your child to read a chapter from their home reading book or a book that they have borrowed from the library. Encourage them to summarise what they have read in that chapter.

Tuesday

Following the summary that your child gave you yesterday, ask them to present that summary to you in a written format. This could be using bullet points, create a comic strip or in their own creative way.

Wednesday

Challenge your child to read something around the house that isn’t a book. Maybe they might find a recipe, a comic, a newspaper, an online article… I wonder what they can find that isn’t a book?!

Thursday

Listen to the online story about an inspirational woman of World War II called Irena Sendler.

Friday

With your child, look in magazines, newspapers and books for new vocabulary they are unfamiliar with. They could use a highlighter to highlight in magazines and newspapers. Explore new vocabulary you find when reading. What are the origins of this word? Can it be modified? Can you find any synonyms or antonyms for your new word?

Monday

Practise the Year 5/6 common exception words.

 

Wednesday

Practise your spelling on Spelling frame- select Year 5 & 6 and spelling rule 37.

 

Friday

Test yourself on the words you practised on Monday. Then, choose 5 common exception words. Write synonyms, antonyms, the meaning and an example of how to use the word in a sentence. Can the word be modified?

UKS2 Common Exception Words

Writing Tasks

Maths Tasks

Monday

Ask your child to write a diary entry/newspaper report summarising the events from the day. They can write this from their own perspective.

Tuesday

Your child can think about a member of their family who is a hero/heroine to them. They can then create an information report about their chosen hero/heroine. Why not encourage them to interview that person and include some direct quotes from the interview?  

Wednesday

Using the BBC Bitesize website follow the links below for your year group.

Year 5: Using setting descriptions

Year 6: Analysing setting descriptions

Thursday

Using the BBC Bitesize website follow the links below for your year group.

Year 5: Using prepositions in setting descriptions

Year 6: Using personification in a setting description

Friday

Ask your child to design a setting for a story genre of their choice. They can think about any settings that they have encountered in stories before. Try to include the features that you learnt about on Wednesday and Thursday this week in your writing. 

 

Monday

Working on Timestable Rockstars - your child will have an individual login to access this (20 mins on SOUND CHECK).

Tuesday

Daily arithmetic for different areas of maths. Your child should aim to work on level 4, 5 and 6 activities.

Wednesday

Using the BBC Bitesize website follow the links below for your year group.

Year 5: Short and long multiplication

Year 6: Simplify fractions

Thursday

Using the BBC Bitesize website follow the links below for your year group.

Year 5: Short division

Year 6: Compare and order fractions

Friday

Get your child to work on their reasoning and problem solving by practising past SATs questions that are broken down into topic areas. Start with topics that you know have been covered during lockdown or in school. They have videos linked to them that can be watched if needed. As these are older papers these are suitable for both years 5 and 6. Click on one of the topic areas listed to gain access to the questions. It would be beneficial to recap areas that your child may have struggled with.

 

Wider Curriculum Tasks  

30 Days Wild task

How propaganda was used during World War II. Watch the video clip:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-how-propaganda-was-used-during-world-war-two/zr77wty Create your own motivational poster to galvanise others around an issue that is important to you. You might consider things like: pollution; the environment; equal rights; reduce, reuse, recycle; health; not wearing school uniform to school!

Purple Mash: Read Chapter 1 about ‘The Life of Sigmund Ciffer.’ Complete the 2Do task, writing about what you have found out about his life so far.

See the French section on the school website for your French work this week.

During June, it is 30 Days Wild. Each week we will set you an activity to do from their suggested activities.

 

This week’s activity is:

To complete the Wildlife BINGO, see how many things you can spot during your 30 days wild adventure (image attached below). If you don’t have a printer, either draw out the BINGO sheet yourself, or ask your parents to take a photo on their phone so you have it to hand whilst outside together.

 

If you want to do more, go to this Twitter account for the daily activities: https://twitter.com/30DaysWild

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You could also check out the Wildlife Watch YouTube channel for more activities, with new #WildlifeWednesday videos every Wednesday at 10am!

 

30 Days Wild BINGO board

Alternative options:

 

 

  • Classroom Secrets are producing English and Maths themed Home Learning Packs, attached as a document below should you wish to use it.
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