Click on the handwriting document below, this gives a sample of the writing style taught in school. Encourage your child to copy a few lines to practise the joins.
A new assignment will be added onto SpellingShed every Friday for your child to complete. Visit: https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb/
Reading is important and even spending ten minutes a day has an impact - please continue to read with your child whilst the school is closed.
Children in Year 5 should know all their times tables. Whether your child knows all their times tables or whether they still need to learn some of them, there's no harm in practising and trying to increase their recall speed! Times tables rockstars is a great online resource and your children can log on using their mathletics username and password here: https://ttrockstars.com/
Step 1: Say the times table in order, as below.
Step 2: Ask random questions, "What are 3 3s?" "What is 3 multiplied by 10?" "What are 5 lots of 3?" (Extension: How many 3s are there in 30? Division related facts).
Please note that counting in 3s (3,6,9,12,15....) is step counting, NOT multiplying. Children will struggle to answer random questions without starting at the beginning each time.
zero 3s are zero
one 3 is 3
two 3s are 6
three 3s are 9
four 3s are 12
five 3s are 15
six 3s are 18
seven 3s are 21
eight 3s are 24
nine 3s are 27
ten 3s are 30
eleven 3s are 33
twelve 3s are 36
Duolingo is a great site to support your child's language learning and would help your child continue to practise their Spanish. It is free to join and can be downloaded as an app on your phones. Visit https://www.duolingo.com/ to begin!
San Francisco Symphony - great website for children to explore and create music http://www.sfskids.org/
Dallas Symphony Orchestra – another great music website https://www.mydso.com/dso-kids
It's really important during this period to try and keep active, not only is this good for your child's physical health but will also keep them mentally active. Joe Wick's is doing a daily P.E lesson which you can access with your child at https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html
Visit Scratch for fun online coding activities at https://scratch.mit.edu/ . Here your child can create stories, games and animations and then share their creations with the rest of the world.