Upper Key Stage 2 daily timetables – Week 2

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We have created these Upper KS2 daily home-learning timetables to help your children aged 9-11 (Years 5-6) stay engaged and entertained from 9am–3.15pm!

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Each timetable includes an hour’s learning on the core subjects of English and Maths, with sessions for other curriculum coverage and time for reading, breaks, snacks and daily exercise.
*Remember not all days will go to plan and your child might not always be able to sit and work quietly for the allocated time. If needed, allow your child/children to pick and choose which activities they would like to do, or encourage them to focus on just one piece of learning per day.

Timetables:

1. Monday
2. Tuesday
3. Wednesday
4. Thursday
5. Friday


Monday

Time: Subject: Notes:
9.00-9.30 PE Outcome/purpose:
Practise throwing and catching with a soft ball, small cushion or soft toy. Set yourself challenges such as:
Clap your hands a number of times before you catch
Use one hand to catch – place the other hand behind your back
Spin around whilst the ball/cushion or soft toy is in the air and then catch it
Juggle more than one ball/cushion/soft toy

Optional parent support:
Play catch with your child and try the challenges when throwing to each other.
9.30-10.30 Maths
Quick Practice - Geometry
Outcome/purpose:
To find the angles in a triangle.
To know the properties of different shapes.

Instructions:
Download the ‘Quick Practice – Geometry pack’ here. Go to page 12 (for Year 5 pupils) or page 14 (for Year 6 pupils).

Complete the activities on the pages.

If you have time, see if you can complete this maths problem: Write down all the letters of the alphabet with parallel lines. Which ones have perpendicular lines? Which have both?

Optional parent support:
Check your child’s answers for errors and help them with any corrections.

Play the games on page 13 (Year 5) or page 15 (Year 6) with your child.
10.30-11.00 Break Pop out for your daily walk or exercise!
Remember to have a healthy snack such as a piece of fruit and don’t forget to wash your hands before you eat.
11.00-11.30 Reading Outcome/purpose:
To read for 30 minutes.

Instructions:
Snuggle up with a book! Choose one of your favourite books and read for half an hour.

Optional parent support:
Ask your child to read aloud to you and ask them questions about the story. Such as:
Can you summarise what has happened so far?
Which words/phrases tell you he is angry?
Can you point to a noun (collective, proper, common, abstract), adjective and verb?
11.30-12.30 Geography and Science
Home Leaning - Endangered animals
Outcome/purpose:
To learn about endangered animals.

Instructions:
Download the PowerPoint ‘Home Learning: Protecting Our Planet – Endangered species’ and the related activity notes ‘Home Learning: Protecting Our Planet – Endangered species notes’.

Open the PowerPoint in ‘slideshow view’. Read the notes as you go through the slides and complete the activities.

Optional parent support:
Read through the PowerPoint and notes with your child and check that they understand the reasons why animals become endangered and any tricky vocabulary.
12.30-1.30 Lunch If you have a garden or balcony, try to get some fresh air after lunch. Remember to wash your hands before eating!
1.30-2.30 English – Reading
KS2 SATs Reading Booster Extra Pack: Inference
Outcome/purpose:
To make inferences from the text.
To explain and justify inferences with evidence from the text.

Instructions:
Year 5 activity:
Download the PowerPoint ‘Inference and deduction – slideshow’.

Read the text in the blue box on each slide and then answer the questions below. Write down your answers on a separate piece of paper.

Year 6 activity:
Download ‘KS2 SATs Reading Booster Extra Pack: Inference’. Read the text from page 2 onward and answer the questions.

Optional parent support:
Year 5: Go through the slides with your child and check that their answers are correct. Ask them what clue lead to their answer.
Year 6: Use the answer sheet to check your child’s answers (page 6).
2.30-3.15 Art
Origami treat basket
Outcome/purpose:
To create an origami treat basket.

Instructions:
You will need: A4 paper, glue, scissors, materials to decorate your basket such as glitter, felt tip pens and stickers.

Follow the instructions on the worksheet to make your treat basket.

Optional parent support:
Work through the instructions with your child if they struggle to follow them independently.
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