What can I do with my Year 5 child if their school is closed?
To keep your child busy and learning in the event that school closes, try to complete some of these activities, we suggest at least 5 a week. With a range of fun, engaging and challenging tasks, your children will practise fundamental skills and reinforce concepts that have already been taught to them during year 5. This is the perfect way to help your child reinforce learning and enhance knowledge until they are able to return to school.
Why do schools decide when to close?
On rare occasions, schools will decide to close. This can be for a variety of reasons but they are usually to protect both students and staff. Your child’s learning doesn’t stop just because they are not able to attend school and these activities will help them continue with their knowledge and understanding of the world.
Can someone with no teaching experience deliver this pack?
Any adult can support their child without having any teaching expertise or subject knowledge. Many of the activities require no input at all from an adult – they simply cover content that your child will already have some understanding of from previous lessons at school.
Have a look below at some fun activities to do together.
(New resources will be added to this page each Monday, new resources will be indicated with a * at the beginning)
As a school we use the Accelerated Reader (AR) scheme for our reading books, you are now able to use this from home and quiz on reading books, please see the 'Accelerated Reader at home- Information for parents' guide. Below, you will also find a selection of websites offering free e-books for home use to support our effort with keeping Cherry Tree Hill reading!
Year 5 Reading Activities
Year 5 Writing Activities
Year 5 Maths Activities
As a school we follow the White Rose Maths Scheme, White Rose have released a series of online Home Learning lessons with activities to accompany each lesson. These lessons are inline with our current teaching sequence and build on existing knowledge and learning.
Year 5 Wider Curriculum Activities
Year 5 PE Activities
With the schools closed and with us all spending more time at home, it's more important than ever that we keep moving and stay healthy and positive. Exercise is an amazing tool to help us feel happier, more energised, and more optimistic. Starting Monday 23rd March, Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) is going to be hosting a free PE lesson/ workout aimed at kids every day, LIVE on his YouTube channel.
The workouts will be fun and suitable for all ages and even adults can get involved. You don't need any equipment. Follow this link: