We hope you’re coping OK and making the best of the time away from school.
The most important things to do EVERY DAY are:
Keep active! There are LOTS of online keep-fit sessions available if you want a short indoor daily workout (Mr BH and his family are doing the Joe Wicks Body Coach sessions on YouTube every morning, but there are lots to choose from). 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!).
Please also see below for attached ideas for physical activities to do at home.
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/
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:
For you scientists, there are some super experiments to try at home, such as:
Easter Holiday work
If you would like some more work to get your teeth into these two weeks, just click on the links below!
Take care of yourselves!
Mr BH and Mr Farnham