Wow, it's the last day of term! We are so proud of you for continuing with your learning at home. It has been a strange end to the school year and we're really sad not to be able to say goodbye in person - but we can't wait to wave hello to you again as you walk up to the Year 5 classrooms!
We hope you have a fantastic summer and have a well deserved break from school work - but remember you can always use your Mathletics, Times Table Rockstars and Bug Club accounts if you want to practice some numeracy or literacy. You should continue to read for 20 minutes every day and practice your times tables - ask a family member if they will practice with you, or continue to use your Rockstars account.
Because it's the last day of term we have posted some fun activities that you can do. Then you can finish the day with the last instalments of George's Marvellous Medicine.
Write yourself a letter
You could include: one thing you are proud of from this year, one thing you would like to do differently next year, one thing you want to remember.
If you would like to share them with us we'd love to read them - email firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you ever watched someone type very quickly, sometimes without looking at the keyboard? This is called touch typing. Play this touch typing game to practice typing more quickly. Can you make it all the way to level 4?
When you can do it well, touch typing is the fastest way to write. Many people quickly learn to touch type faster than they can write with a pen. The important things to remember are:
■ Use the correct fingers
■ There's no need to rush!
■ Always rest your wrists on the desk.
You should take a rest, and shake your hands and arms to relax your muscles if you get tired.
It's important not to look at your hands when you are learning to type. The best way to ensure that you don't look at your hands is to cover them up - you can make a simple box out of cardboard or wood to cover both the keys and your hands.
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