Updated 3rd April
Due to the unfortunate school closure, I have put together a few activities that children can complete whilst at home. I appreciate that some people do not have access to printers/ internet/ craft materials etc. So I have tried to suggest a variety of activities that can be completed. This page will be updated regularly however here are some activities that can be completed at any time.
Year 6 were recently given their revision booklets, which will be of enormous help and guidance so I would encourage as many activities completed as possible.
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BrainPop: BrainPop https://www.brainpop.com/ is offering free access to their home learning website which looks like is full of fantastic videos, games and activities. You do need to sign up so make sure you ask a grown-up to help you/ let a grown-up know you are signing up!
DK Find Out: Dorling Kindersley books are my favourite non-fiction books and their website: https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/ has loads of really interesting facts about any subject you could think of.
30 mins reading: 30 mins of quality reading is ideal and can be of school books, home books, newspaper articles or websites.
Bug Club: Log in to Bug Club and read a new book!
Spreeder: Spreeder https://www.spreeder.com/app.php is a fun activity to try and improve speed of reading by copying a text into the box and increasing the speed that the words are shown on the screen. See how quickly you can read (and understand!) the words!
Scratch: Play a game to rehearse the 5/6 spelling words. https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/377120966/
Spellzone: Here are some spelling activities created by another school, aimed at KS2 children: https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/school-31052
5/6 Spelling Words: Below are the 5/6 statutory spelling words. Practice these using a variety of strategies.
Khan Academy: Watch some grammar videos: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar and answer the questions.
Diary: Write a diary entry about what you have done today.
Story Shed: Watch a video on https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html and have a go at one of the suggested activities or make up your own story.
Khan Academy: Watch some maths videos https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-fourth-grade-math and https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-fifth-grade-math and answer the questions.
Time: Use this opportunity to learn to tell the time on a digital and analogue clock: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=time
Money: Here are some money games to play https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=money]
White Rose: We use the white rose for our planning at school and they have just released some daily activities to keep you busy! https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/
I See Maths: I See Maths have released some home learning videos aimed at problem solving and reasoning http://www.iseemaths.com/lessons56/
Tables: spend time playing these activities to learn your times tables https://www.transum.org/Tables/Times_Tables.asp
Times Table Rock Stars: spend time playing these activities to learn your times tables https://ttrockstars.com/
Numbots: spend time playing these activities to learn your number facts https://play.numbots.com/#/intro
Show Me: http://www.show.me.uk/ has a range of museum activities about any topic. Use the search function to find The Stone Age, Dinosaurs, Evolution or anything else you are interested in and then try out some of the activities.
Random Videos: Here are lots of interesting videos on a HUGE range of subjects: https://ed.ted.com/ See if you can find out something new. Another website offering similar videos is: https://thekidshouldseethis.com/
Geography: If you want to brush up on your geographical skills, https://world-geography-games.com/index.html has some great games for you!
Coding: Hour of Code has a range of coding games to play online. All activities should be complete with an explanation and instructional videos https://hourofcode.com/uk/learn
Blockly: There are a range of activities https://blockly.games/ using a block coding language very similar to scratch and then java which is what websites use to run!
Mysteries: Here are some videos that answer all sorts of science mysteries such as 'Why do dogs wag their tales?' and 'How much water is in the world?' Some are short 5 min videos and others are longer and have activities that can be done alongside. https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning
Crash Course: Another set of videos to give you a crash course in whatever you want to find out about! https://www.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids are all aimed at children around your age but I've been watching some of them too to remind me of my science knowledge that I may have forgotten!
Joe Wicks: Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) is posting daily P.E. lessons for children. Check them out on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvQafyve889qVcPxYEjdSTl and keep active while at home.
Youth Sport Trust: https://www.youthsporttrust.org/free-home-learning-resources-0 has some lovely ideas to keep you active at home.
Woodland Trust: Here are some activities to get you outside, all to do with trees! http://www.treetoolsforschools.org.uk/categorymenu/?cat=activities
Wildlife Trust: Here are a range of activities all about keeping connected with nature during this time: https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/looking-after-yourself-and-nature
Duo Lingo: Practise your French (or learn a completely new language) here: https://www.duolingo.com/ There is no need to sign up but you will need speakers/ headphones!
Out Of The Ark: Here some free songs to sing along to from Out Of The Ark who usually do school musicals: https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/