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Welcome to Curlews Class!



Happy holidays, Curlews!

Here are some things to try and keep up over the summer holidays:

1. Keep active!  There are LOTS of online keep-fit sessions available if you want a short indoor daily workout.  Some outdoor exercise is best though, so with your parents you could get out for a bike ride or a jog too, especially while this dry weather holds (but remember to follow Government guidelines!).

Here are some links that may be useful too: 

Please also see below for attached ideas for physical activities to do at home.

2. READ!  As much as you can and as widely as you can – preferably to an adult if possible.  Poetry, fiction, non-fiction – as much variety as you can find, and don’t worry if you think it’s a bit easy.  It’s more important to practise and enjoy it.  If you haven’t got many at home, you can try some free ebooks like these: or

Try some audiobooks too – there are free stories at , (free books available during Coronavirus lockdown), among others.

There are also lots of free activities at

Whatever you are reading, remember you can always login and quiz on Accelerated Reader at

3. Practise your key maths skills!  Our daily ‘Fluent in Five’ exercises are attached below for you to try, and it’s easy to draw yourself a multiplication grid to practise your tables (you can use a countdown timer to see how many you can get correct in, e.g 3 minutes.  Don’t worry if you’ve done them before – lots of repetition is the best way to make sure the learning sticks in your brain! You could also try a Problem of the Day (see attachment below).

There are also some great maths puzzles here:

4. Keep a scrapbook!  This is a great way to keep a record of what you get up to, especially if you go to a special place or do something memorable.  You can include photos, postcards, diary entries, drawings, tickets...anything that helps you to remember your experience!  I've still got a some of mine from when I was at school!

5. The Government's Oak National Academy have some great activities available over the summer holidays.  Head to to find out more!

For you scientists, there are some super experiments to try at home, such as: