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Curlews

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:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education#physical-education-pe-and-physical-activity 

https://www.youthsporttrust.org/60-second-physical-activity-challenges 

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:

 http://www.mathsphere.co.uk/resources/MathSphereMathsPuzzles.htm

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:

 https://www.science-sparks.com/spring-science-activities/

https://fun-science.org.uk/top-5-science-activities-home/