We have put the topics for the summer term for each Key Stage onto the school website. Look at what your child will be learning for the summer term and this can be used as a basis for what you can teach and explore with your child. Please see the activity planners on the ‘Home Learning’ area of the website.
Children need to have a plan or timetable right from the start, and try to stick it. But activities should not just be solely English and maths-based. Making learning fun is vital – so baking, painting and getting out and about in the garden are essential to reduce boredom.
How long should my child be learning each day?
This will be dependent on how many children you have. No more than two hours’ learning in total a day for children in key stage 1, which covers reception to year 2. That should include arts and crafts, and hands-on activities. Children in key stage 2, which covers year 3 through to year 6 will be able to do between 2 to 3 hours. But again, that could include PE activities and more creative tasks.
What should I teach?
If you can, please continue to practise English and maths. Review fundamental maths skills such as number bonds, times tables, division facts and addition/subtraction strategies. Encourage your child to write for pleasure about what they’ve done that day, or make a comic. Encourage your child to research something that is of interest to them and show their learning with a creative project. This could be making something with play-dough, junk modelling, papier-mâché or a presentation. Let your children experiment.
It’s vital that children get downtime to be independent and relax. Encourage your child to write to their friends and outer family, giving them a purpose but also helping them feel less isolated.
Remember to praise your child. Positive constructive praise that targets effort, behaviour and specific aspects of a child’s work is much more powerful than just saying ‘well done for completing your English’.
Take this opportunity to have that special one to one time with your child/children and make learning a happy experience for you both. Please click on the coloured text below for the relevant links to the websites.
Children in Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 are familiar with using LbQ. Please click on the above link and click ‘Connect’ in the pink box on the left hand side of the screen. The code will be posted on our school Facebook page. Children will be given tasks to support their learning in maths and grammar. Year 3 and 4 will be given work as one group and Year 5 and Year 6 as another group.
PurpleMash has lots of different activities that primary school children can access to support their learning. It has a range of activities from maths and writing to art and design. All children should have a login for PurpleMash (EYFS, Year 1 and Year 2 have a year group login. Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 have individual logins but can use the year group login too). If you look at the topics your child will be covering for the summer term (see the school website under Curriculum>Summer Topics>your child’s year group) you can then find activities that will support this learning.
Times Table Rock Stars helps your child to improve their times tables and children can link with other children in their class to have times tables battles. Children enjoy using this website and can earn virtual coins to upgrade their avatar. All children have a login for this website. If you have lost your login you can click on the ‘register’ blue button and request a new login through school.
You do not need a password to enter this site. Click on the button ‘Foundation’ and this will open into a search bar your child can safely use to explore facts about their topics. This includes videos, magazine articles and images.
These are activities you can do with your child that are age appropriate. Please click on the link for your child’s year group and select the topic you would like to cover.
We currently have free access to NUMBOTS which is a website made by the same company who created Times Tables Rock Stars. NUMBOTS allows children to work on their addition, subtraction and number bonds. The children use the exact same usernames and passwords as they do for Times Tables Rock Stars. NUMBOTS it entirely pupil-led, easily accessible for pupils to play from home.
This is a free website with super resources and links to maths topics.
This is linked to our school reading book scheme and has lots of different books for children to read and some of the stories can be read too them too. Click on the ‘e-book’ link to a large selection of books.