During the first 48 hours of self-isolation, it is likely that you or your child may feel too unwell to tackle schoolwork, nor should this be a priority. However, here are some activities your child can do if they are well enough to continue their learning whilst awaiting test results or while their class teacher is putting home learning in place.
- Reading - 30 minutes daily reading and another 30 minutes talking or writing about the text. Discuss tricky words, make predictions about the text, saying why you think this might happen. If you finish your book you could talk about what you enjoyed about it, complete a book review, write a short prequel or sequel to it. You could rewrite the events of your latest chapter from the point of view of a different character, or you could pick out tricky vocabulary and look it up in a dictionary.
- Maths - Log on to TT rockstars for 30 minutes of times tables practice, then please choose at least two of the maths investigations included below.
- Spelling - please practice your weekly spellings in your best handwriting, I have also included the year 5 and 6 spelling word lists below. Children should be able to spell as many of these as possible by the end of year 6.
- Writing - Write a fact file for a North American city or river, or create a leaflet to persuade people to visit. Make sure you include specific details about it and what makes it unique. You could also write a letter from the point of view of a visitor to the area, what have you been to see? Are there any local landmarks, attractions or animals that are particularly interesting?
- Topic - Create a presentation of your choice about a famous artist, find out what inspired them and how it influenced their art. You could even try to create your own artwork in a similar style if you have the materials at home.