Year 5: Optional Summer ILA's

Hi Indigo Class, it is nearly time to start the summer holidays. You have worked so hard since lock down to keep your learning going.


It's time to relax and have fun in the sun now. But if you get bored and want some learning activities to occupy you then I am going to list some ideas below. As usual with ILA's you choose the one's you would like to do.

  1. Read a new book. The Waterloo Hub library may be open and Foyles bookshop is open on the South Bank or you can buy books new or second hand online.

  2. Write and send a postcard to a friend somewhere else.

  3. Want to try some new recipes? Look at this page for some inspiring things to do with toast.

  4. Write a song and record or video it on a phone. Watch this clip if you would like some tips:

5. Create a miniature garden like the one's shown here. Think up your own designs. You could include Lego people.

6. Take up a new sport or hobby. Tennis? Cricket? Bike riding? Table tennis? Running. This will make your summer really healthy and mean you start Year 6 in very good shape. Follow How to Draw with Rob videos on your Tube and develop your art skills. Learn to play an instrument.

7. Write a story. Get a notebook, and write your own fiction story whenever you are bored over the summer. You can be really imaginative and creative. If you are stuck for ideas, here are some prompts to get you started:

*Imagine a giant box is delivered to your front doorstep with your name on it. What’s inside and what happens when you open it?

*Write a short story about what it might be like if you woke up one morning with a mermaid tail.

*Write a story using these 5 words: apple, train, elephant, paper, banjo

*Imagine that dogs take over the world. What do they make the humans do?

8. Make an amazing den in your house. Use cushions, tables, chairs and anything else you can find to make a little house to rest and play in. Get permission first and make sure you tidy it up afterwards.

9. Make up times tables quizzes to test other people in your family. Make sure you know all the answers yourself.

10. Do some modelling with play dough. You can find the recipe at this BBC page here There is also a video to watch to show you how to make it. Perhaps you could make something out of play dough to represent every topic you have done in Year 5, for example a space rocket, a pyramid, a spider...

11. Finish off any MyMaths tasks you have not done yet.

12. Set yourself a challenge. For example: do a random act of kindness every day for a week or a month, learn how to make a cake, learn to fly a kite, make your bed every day, only be on screens for 2 hours a day, read 4 new books. What can you think of that would be achievable, fun and fulfilling?

Have a great summer everyone!

Take care and have fun,


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