Hello, we hope you are all keeping well during the school closure. It certainly is a strange time transitioning into learning in the home environment and we appreciate it is not easy or straightforward.
Please do not feel that you have to replicate the school day. Perhaps use 3 hours of the day to create some structure for learning. This does not have to be just maths, writing and reading, but learn new things together. The children can also learn a great deal from you. Baking and cooking uses maths and science skills; if you have a garden or access to pots and soil, it is a great time to do some growing of plants and veetables, helping the children to learn about nature; any decorating or DIY projects (if safe to do so) can use DT skills. You could watch a documentary together (David Attenborough's are fantastic and the children usually enjoy those) and then make a quiz for each other, or produce a fact sheet or powerpoint.
The internet has some fantastic ideas of activities to do with children so it's worth checking instagram, Facebook and Twitter as these seem to be updated daily. The children may want to talk about what is going on, BBC newsround usually explains things to children in a non-alarming way.
Click on the home school pack tab to the right to read an updated list of tasks and websites to support you at home. If you need any more guidance feel free to email either Mrs Hilton or Mrs Christoudias. We hope to see you all soon!
Year 5 team