Extension & Enrichment Activities
Practise any spellings that you find tricky by writing them in compound and complex sentences. Explore 'word families' by adding prefixes and suffixes, e.g. believe > believable > unbelievable. Can you list synonyms and antonyms related to your words? Can you create a mnemonic to help you remember how to spell your words? E.g. Never Eat Chips Eat Salad Sandwiches And Remain Young.
Try to read as often as possible, aiming for a minimum of 15 minutes per day. Remember to use your Extras Book to record any reading you have done and to write about what you have read whenever possible. This might include a creating a character profile, writing a vivid setting description, or drafting the opening chapter of a sequel to a book you have really enjoyed. Also, try to make a habit of 'magpying' any ambitious vocabulary or sophisticated descriptive phrases away in your Vocabulary Book. Feel free to use your Vocabulary Books to inspire your writing at any time.
As they form the basis for so many aspects of Mathematics, continue to pratise your times tables as often as possible. Challenge yourself to recall times tables even faster! Follow the links below to practise times table and division facts.
National Curriculum Assessment (KS2)
We know that you are all keen to continue to practise your skills in readiness for the Statutory Assessment Tests that will be undertaken in May and also in preparation for starting High School.
Below are links to some useful websites that may help - there are more in the Files section.
And for any parents/carers a little over-awed by all of the terminology, here is a helpful glossary of key English Grammar and Punctuation terms that may be of use.
Note: For the 2021 SATs testing schedule, the paper relating to Grammar and Punctuation has been cancelled.