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Links for Year 5 moving up to Year 6

Year 6 children will sit the Wandsworth Test in December 2020.
Here are some useful links for practising verbal and non-verbal reasoning at home. Click on the images: 

 

 

Verbal Reasoning 1

 

 

 

Non-verbal Reasoning 1

 

Verbal Reasoning 2

 

Verbal Reasoning 3

 

Practice Papers

 

Non-verbal Reasoning 2

There are also a number of apps for verbal and non-verbal reasoning practice.
Check on Google Play and the App Store

Summer Holiday Ideas

A New Direction is a London-based non-profit generating opportunities for children and young people to unlock their creativity.
They have some great ideas for creative things to do during the summer holiday including: 


How to travel the world from your sofa

How to create an immersive art adventure

How to play with time 

How to sail away using storybooks

And lots more ways to be creative at home here.

Summer Reading Challenge


The Reading Agency and libraries are asking families to get silly for this year's Summer Reading Challenge.
These are difficult times, and the Challenge offers an opportunity for families to have fun and be silly together. 
They want to encourage families to read together throughout the summer and have fun with it!

I feel the Summer Reading Challenge is extra important this year! How sensible to have a Silly theme! We’ve all had to deal with serious and scary issues, so it’s time for a bit of fun. There are so many crazy and comical children’s books to cheer us all up. Let’s get reading and get happy! 
Jacqueline Wilson, Summer Reading Challenge Ambassador.


SIGN UP FOR THE READING CHALLENGE
So, join the digital Silly Squad here and do lots of fun things online! 

Download e-books to complete the Summer Reading Challenge with your Wandsworth Libraries membership here. 

Read the parent letter about the Summer Reading Challenge.

ACCESS THE LIBRARY ONLINE
You'll need to be a member of the library to access their huge range of books and resources. Once you're a member you can: 
   * Download the library app to your Android or Apple device:  
   * Download free audiobooks and ebooks
   * Download free audiobooks and magazines 
   * Stream and download music
   * Access more downloads, including newspapers & magazines, 

Not a Member of the Library?
You can join easily online. To become a new member of the library and access all their Online Resources including eBooks, eAudio and music streaming and downloads, parents and carers can do this for themselves and their children by following these steps: 
   1. Complete the online form
   2. Then email the temporary code to libraries.administration@gll.org to receive your library
        card number

Summer Term 2020

Our teachers have put together daily activities to support children and their families while they are not in school.
Click on these links to reach your child's year group.
Look further down this page for additional ideas. 

Nursery Year 1 Year 3 Year 5
Reception Year 2 Year 4 Year 6

 

Some celebrities are offering free classes.
Click on the links to access these fun and engaging lessons:

 BBC's Bring the Noise has lots of musical fun

Below you will find links to some great, fun, and interesting sites
to support your child's learning at home. 

 

Check out these lessons from PlanBee on YouTube by clicking on the links
The target year groups are listed but older or younger children can enjoy them too. 


KS1 Fair Trade | Thanks for Everything
To celebrate World Fair Trade Day on 9th May, this session introduces children to the idea of fair and unfair work practices.

LKS2 Fair Trade | What is Fair Trade?
To celebrate World Fair Trade Day on 9th May, this lesson teaches children about the fair trade movement and how they can get involved.

UKS2 History | VE Day
Commemorate 75 years since VE Day with this engaging lesson for children in Year 5 and Year 6.

LKS2 Art | Sonia Delaunay (Exploring Colours)
This lesson explores the art of Sonia Delaunay and challenges children to create their own colourful masterpieces!

KS1 Art | Animal Art
Explore British wildlife and how to draw animals using shapes in this fun Art lesson.

UKS2 Art | Viking Art
Explore how to use shading techniques to sketch a Viking dragon head.

English: Evacuee Diaries
Explore what life was like for evacuees during World War II, then write a diary in character as an evacuee. Year 3 & Year 4

History: Communication Then and Now
Think about all the ways we can communicate know and whether this has always been the case, then explore ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. Year 1 & Year 2

Art: Japanese Art
Explore the modern Japanese art form of Manga and learn how to draw your own Manga characters. Year 5 & Year 6

English: The Gingerbread Man
Read and join in with the story of the Gingerbread man, then retell the story using words and pictures. Year 1 & Year 2

Maths: Coin Conundrum
Join in with some fun Maths puzzles themed around coins and their values. Year 3 & Year 4

Oddizzi - Geography 

https://www.oddizzi.com/

Oddizzi is a great geography website. All children have been sent log-ins. 

 

Maths is Fun

https://www.mathsisfun.com/

Maths is Fun is an outstanding website that might supply a large part of your maths curriculum, and it is free.

Young children can begin with connect the dots, counting bugs, a “Connect Four”-style game, or other age-appropriate games.

Older children play patterns games, multiplication games, a form of chess, Sudoku, battleship, and lots of other maths and strategy games.

 

Mathletics 

https://www.mathletics.com/uk/

Mathletics is a great website for children to practise their number fluency, problem solving and reasoning skills.

Children can access activities on the Mathletics app or on the website.


Times Tables Rock Stars

https://ttrockstars.com/

At Swaffield we have a subscription for Times Tables Rock Stars for children in Year 3 to Year 6.

Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice.
Each week concentrates on a different times table, with a recommended consolidation week for rehearsing the tables that have recently been practised every third week or so.

Twinkl

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/

 Twinkl has a range of resources which are available to parents. 

Key Stage 1

Key Stage 1 Workbook 

 

 

BBC Bitesize KS1 

BBC Bitesize has great resources for every area of the curriculum.
There are free videos, activities and quizzes, which link with the children’s learning at school.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p

Science

Make Me Genius 

https://www.makemegenius.com/

Make me Genius is a great resource where children can learn about a range of topics in the science curriculum.

 

 

 

Grammar and Spelling 

Grammar and Spelling Bug 

Log in here
(your child has a username and password)

At Swaffield we have a subscription for Grammar and Spelling Bug for children in Year 1 to Year 6. 

 

Key Stage 2

Key Stage 2 Workbook 

 

BBC Bitesize KS2 

BBC Bitesize has great resources for every area of the curriculum.
There are free videos, activities and quizzes, which link with the children’s learning at school.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn

 

Computing

Scratch

https://scratch.mit.edu/

Scratch is an amazing tool for children to learn how to code.

Children at Swaffield use this website from Year 3 to Year 6.

Children can develop their programming skills by making games which they can share online in a safe environment.

 

Hour of Code

https://hourofcode.com/uk/learn

Hour of Code is a website with online tutorials that teach children how to code.

The resources on the website include videos that show children how to design algorithms

 

Kids Know It

https://www.education.com/resources/  (needs a log in then it’s free)

 

Google Classroom 

https://classroom.google.com/

Children in Year 3, 4, 5, and Year 6 have digital classrooms where they can access learning set by their teachers.
They simply login to Google Classroom and click on their class name.

 

Grammar and Spelling 

Grammar and Spelling Bug 

Log in here 
(your child has a username and password)

At Swaffield we have a subscription for Grammar and Spelling Bug for children in Year 1 to Year 6. 

E-Safety

We would also like to draw your attention to INTERNET SAFETY and recommend you (pupils, parents and teachers) visit our E-safety Zone which will help you and your children stay safe online.

Please also visit a website called www.thinkuknow.co.uk