Learning Links for w/c 8th June

June 5, 2020

Hello everyone!

Please see below for all of your learning links for the week. Although we have numbered the sessions, please feel free to go at your own pace.

This week is also Bike Week! Cycling has been a great release for many families during the pandemic and we hope you’ll continue to enjoy cycling with the family and celebrate by taking part in the Bike Week festivities this week. It’s your chance to celebrate all that’s great about cycling! The latest Government rules say although we have to maintain our social distancing and be at home where we can, unlimited exercise is now permitted. To help keep families active during this time Cambridgeshire Road Safety Officers are promoting Cycling UK’s free Bike Week resource pack with indoor and outdoor activities you can do as a family. From cooking to colouring, to bike challenges, it’s got it all! Take a look here: https://www.cyclinguk.org/bikeweek/activities-for-families

(Note to parents: We have also added some extra resources for you this week under the ‘Computing’ section, with a focus on ‘online safety at home’. Each home activity pack has two 15 minute activities you can do to help support your child with online safety at home if you would like).

Session 1

Maths: This week in Maths we will be looking at multiplication and division.

To help you practice your times tables this week, you might want to look at some of these games: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/multiplication-and-division

English: We are continuing with the story of Treasure Island, using the BBC Teach videos and resources.

Reading: 

Session 2

Maths:

English:

Spelling: 

  • Practice spelling more common exception words here: Spelling Week 2
  • You can also play the game ‘Bouncing Anagram’ throughout the week: https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/games-437008.htm Instructions: Read the words in the list. Look at the bouncing balls. Work out which word is being shown on the balls and click on each ball to spell it correctly. Watch out – the balls will move faster after each correct word!

Wellbeing: 

  • June 9th is Empathy Day. Explore this theme of empathy with Ms Natale (video link will be emailed to you).
  • Empathy Resolution Card
  • Book recommendation card
  • You might want to have a look at these suggested books to explore empathy further…

Session 3

Maths: 

English:

Reading:

  • I’m sure you’ve probably noticed bees buzzing around your garden or local area recently! Find out more about these fun little creatures here: Bumblebees
  • Once you’ve read this, you can answer these questions: Bumblebees Questions

 

Session 4

Maths:

English:

Wellbeing:

  • Gardening: (video via email link)

 

Session 5

Maths: 

English:

Reading:

 

Additional Resources

Handwriting & Spelling

  • If you would like to practice more spellings, Spelling Frame has home learning opportunities for you to work on.
  • Pen Pals, the scheme of handwriting UCPS follows, is currently also offering resources for free.

Reading

  • Audible (currently free)
  • First News is offering free weekly issues during this time frame.
  • Get Epic is an online library with 40,000 children’s titles available to read.
  • Oliver Jeffers’s will read one of his books every day. Readings will take place at 6pm UK time and are broadcast via Instagram Stories. All broadcasts have been recorded and will also be added to Jeffers’ website
  • Poets are reading out their poems here, with online prompts offering comprehension questions.
  • Storyline Online

Art

  • Mark Kistler is hosting a live drawing session every weekday at 5pm.
  • Rob Biddulph is also hosting a Draw-A-Long every Tuesday and Thursday.
  • Ideas for being creative outdoors can be found here.

Computing

French

History

  • Active History is offering one month free access to their simulations, games and quizzes. They cover a broad range of historical eras.

Mindfulness

Music

  • Singing is a great way to lift your spirits and connect with those around you. You can find songs with music and lyrics to sing on the SingUp website

Philosophy

  • If you would like to challenge your brain with some fun thinking visit this website for weekly challenges, riddles and games.

Science

Sustrans Outside In

  • Walking, cycling and scooting are great ways to contribute to keeping us active and healthy in body and mind. During this time where we are mostly required to stay at home, these activities become harder to do so. Sustrans Outside In therefore aims to provide ideas and inspiration to bring health and wellbeing activities into the home.
  • www.sustrans.org.uk/campaigns/outside-in/