A number of parents have been in contact with the school as to how best to support their child’s learning over the summer holiday. Firstly, we strongly advise that both the children, and their family, have a break over the summer period in order to prepare for September, particularly as the relaxing of government guidance now means that families can do more.
To support families who have asked for suggestions, we have put together a series of voluntary activities. All of these have been carefully selected and are aspects of learning that are repeated, recapped and often provide a spring board to other elements of the curriculum. The selection is not a definitive list; but rather a range of activities which can be practised at home through quick games or resources available such as Times Tables Rockstars.
To access a copy of Mr Bate's letter referencing the above click here
For the English activities click here
For the Maths activities click here
Useful websites (related to English and Maths)
TTrockstars – for recall of times tables and division facts. The children have individual logins for this site. For TTRS login steps click here.
Topmarks daily 10 for maths fluency
This link is useful to practise mental arithmetic and comes with a variety of levels. Our Maths curriculum overviews, in the core subject area, will help to guide the choice of activity for these daily 10 questions
- Topmarks hit the button
The website has games, tests and audio clips to help learn specific patterns or words. These are broken down into year group for easy navigation
Handwriting (letter and number formation)
We strongly encourage all children to read as widely and regularly as possible over the summer. This includes sharing stories with younger children. Reading, and the gateway it provides to vocabulary development and sentence structure, is a vital component of the English curriculum in any key stage. Below you will find the link to ‘The Summer Reading Challenge’ presented by The Reading Agency and funded by Arts Council England. This is the UK’s biggest reading challenge and, with the support of public libraries, motivates over 700,000 children to keep reading to build their skills and conﬁdence between June and September.
click the image below to access the Summer Reading Challenge wesbite