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Summer One Year Five - How you can support your child at home

English: English skills with story or challenge game modes can be found here: KS2 English free game - Grammar, spelling and punctuation for primary school pupils - Crystal Explorers - BBC Bitesize Please also ensure that your child is reading for at least 10 minutes each day and talk to them about their book. 

Maths: Ensure that your child is using TTrockstars at home – this should be 15 minutes a day to ensure fluency. Times Tables Rock Stars – Times Tables Rock Stars ( Please ask your child's class teacher for their login if they have forgotten. Another site to practise times tables and mental maths can be found here:  - Hit the Button - Quick fire maths practise for 6-11 year olds (

Encourage your child to explain the maths concepts and skills they are learning to you - they could play the role of a teacher. Activities that you can do with your child to improve a range of their maths skills can be found here:  Primary Parents ( Practice their arithmetic skills to improve speed and accuracy. There are many free resources that help with this such as - Tools for Maths Teachers  Maths skills with different weekly challenges can be found here: KS2 free maths game - Primary mathematics skills - Times tables, multiplication, division, algebra, fractions and decimals - BBC Bitesize

Science: You can find activities about changes in materials here: Properties and change of materials - KS2 Science - BBC Bitesize

History: The British Museum has many galleries devoted to the Ancient Greeks. An example is Room 22 which is devoted to the world of Alexander the Great. There are a range of virtual tours that can also be found of the galleries via the British Museum’s website: Galleries | British Museum. Follow links in each room to virtual tours.

Geography: Visit the Thames in London. Look at the bridges and buildings that can be seen alongside. Take a trip on the Thames. Visit the visitor centre at the Thames Barrier.

RE: The children can visit: and follow through the pages about Islam. 

DT: Ask your child to show you how they made their tuna pasta! An easy and heathy meal choice that can be enjoyed by all of the family! They could ask the family to evaluate them afterwards.

Computing: Your child can find out more about the Mrs Rover here: The Mars Rovers | NASA Space Place – NASA Science for Kids

 Art: To help your child to be successful in their art unit, research the following: KS2 Art and Design: Product Design - BBC Teach

PE:  To support your child, you could research gymnastics and cricket, using the following and Cricket - an overview and history of the sport - Cricket - factfile - GCSE Physical Education Revision - Edexcel - BBC Bitesize

PSHE: Talk to your child about having positive relationships with friends in person and online. Guidance for parents can be found here: Teaching Your Child about Internet & Online Safety | NSPCC

French: Encourage your child to share the new vocabulary learnt in French for giving directions on different journeys you make. The following website contains activities and videos linked to directions: KS2 French - BBC Bitesize

Music: Research the festival of colour and use the following resources to help with your understanding of composition: KS2 / KS3 Music: Composing a piece of music using unpitched percussion - BBC Teach