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: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ or http://en.childrenslibrary.org/
Try some audiobooks too – there are free stories at https://www.storynory.com , https://stories.audible.com/discovery?ref=adbl_ent_anon_pdp_ds_vn (free books available during Coronavirus lockdown), among others.
There are also lots of free activities at https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/
Whatever you are reading, remember you can always login and quiz on Accelerated Reader at https://ukhosted44.renlearn.co.uk/1894148
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 https://classroom.thenational.academy/activity-clubs to find out more!
For you scientists, there are some super experiments to try at home, such as: