Week 4: 13.04.20 Welcome Back
Welcome back after the Easter Break. We hope that you and your families have been able to enjoy some Easter fun despite the lock down and the difficulties that this brings to all of us. We hope you know that we are thinking of you and wishing you all the very best.
Well done if you have managed to try some of the learning activities that we have provided. If you haven't managed to log in to any of the websites that we have recommended, please do contact us and we will do our very best to help.
The grid for this week has a bit more detail on it, but please do not be daunted by this. A key point to remember is that if children are mentally engaged in a variety of tasks, keeping themselves active in some way and happy, then this in itself is a major achievement given the current circumstances. However, if you would like a suggested way of prioritising learning then please read on!
The main focus is to ensure regular reading practice and secure the reading and spelling of the Year 3/4 list of words and then the Year 5/6 list ensuring that children know and understand what these words mean. Practise reading these words and writing them out as this will aid memory and provide handwriting practise as well.
Secondly, prioritise learning of times tables and basic calculation. If you have access to the online resources then
please use these(Beat That and Times Table Rockstars). If you are unable to do this, then please practise x tables by writing out and reciting and by asking another member of your family to test you on your knowledge.
After these key areas, use children's grammar and mental arithmetic books. Packs are in school if your child was away and you have not collected these yet. Answers and notes for grammar are on under the grammar tab and arithmetic answers are under the maths section of the website under curriculum. These will be published on a Friday.
Please then choose activities according to what you can reasonably accommodate according to your family circumstances, resources available (IT and practical), work commitments, and children's interest etc. We do understand that this may vary considerably from family to family and we are trying to carefully judge which learning activities to suggest. As we are trying to cater to a broad range of needs and circumstances, we have also provided some additional resources below the grid in case these are of use to you, but there is absolutely no expectation that these should be completed, they are there to add variety to our overall offer.
Please do get in touch if you have any questions or would like further guidance- we are here to help in any way that we can.
With very best wishes,
The Year Five Team