1: Reading. The most important thing is for your child to continue reading books at their level, and books that they enjoy. If you run out of books at your child's level, then you can register for free on the link below for access to online books. You can then choose books at your child's book band level. Go to the 'Books' tab at the top of the page, and then click on ebook library. Click on 'ebooks library', then 'levels', then Book Band, then choose your child's book band colour or level.
If you have a library card for Peterborough library services (Vivacity), then there is a free app called Borrow Box, which you can sign up for using your library membership card. You can then download books and audiobooks for free. Go to the Vivacity Peterborough site and search for Borrow Box. There is a green icon box to click on.
Due to social distancing emergency laws, we are not currently able to open a school library as we hoped. As soon as these rules are relaxed we will open a school library so that children can change their reading books.
2: Maths. On the link below there is a daily Maths lesson. Each one involves a video lesson which lasts around 15-20 minutes, and a worksheet which can be downloaded and printed, or if you can't print, it can be done verbally on the screen. It follows what the children would have been learning if they had been in school, and doing this each day will help them to still be ready for Year 4 learning in September.
Start on Week 1, lesson 1, which introduces fractions, and follow the lessons in order, as they build on each other.
If your child works with Mrs Reynolds for Maths, they will be better to use this link, starting on Week 1, lesson 1.
If your child works with Ms Brodie in Maths, then use this link instead, starting on week 1, lesson 1.
3: Writing. Your child could write a diary each day about their day. They could write an information text about something they are interested in (after finding out some information on websites) and organise their writing into sub-headings. They could invent their own story, discussing their ideas and telling the story first and then writing it down. Or they could retell the story of a film or TV programme that they have watched.
4: Times tables
Your child should have a times table practice book at home. This is a really good way for your child to learn their times tables. They should have a target times table which they are learning at the moment. Also encourage them to play TT Rockstars, which can be accessed on the following link.
Your child has a user name, which is their first name and then the first letter of their last name (no gaps).
Their password is orange1 (orange, followed by a number which they should know.) The school postcode is PE2 5PL.
If you have forgotten your child's password or username, then email your child's class teacher and we can send you the login details.
If your child is normally in Mrs Coleman's phonics group, or if he/she is reading Book Band level 7 or below, then it is really important to work at their phonics. Below are some online links which have lots of games and activities to practise using phonics skills.
all children and parents can log in to phonics play for free using this password.
https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/ (Lots of E-Books)
6: Handwriting. Use a piece of lined paper, or the school can provide you with paper with handwriting guide-lines. Watch closely that your child is starting each letter in the correct place (the top of each letter, except e and d, which
start in the middle) and then going around each letter in the correct direction (especially going around o,a, d and g anti-clockwise). Common errors are starting m, n and r at the bottom,not the top. Some children may be working on joining their letters. If you spot errors in joins or letter formation, then practice the letter or join on its own and then in words. It is usually best to do a whole line of one word so that it is practised many times.
7: Exercise: If the weather is good and it is safe to go out, a bike ride or a run are great, and can still be done during social distancing. If you are stuck indoors, look for daily exercise routines on these links.
- Cosmic Kids Yoga and Mindfulness on youtube
- Just Dance videos on youtube
- Joe Wicks, 9am PE session Live on youtube
- https://www.gonoodle.com/ has lots of activities for your child to join in with plus a free app to download
- Brain Breaks & Dance, TheLearningStation on youtube
- The Family Fit Club, ran by Just Do Sport, https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCgKRZDCAseDn8JZFXivMeLg