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Home Learning Year 6

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Activities week beginning 6th April 2020


Welcome to our Year 6 guide for home learning in the week beginning the 6th April 2020.  Based on feedback, we have given a time to spend on each activity. This is intended as a guide only – please do not feel you need to stick to the timings. Some of you will want to have a break over Easter and that is absolutely fine! 


Links to documents and resources are found below. Please remember we now have a Year Group e-mail ( This is a great way to get in contact if you have any questions or if you want to share your learning! In fact, some of the learning that has been shared with us can be found here.


Don't forget to put your class name in the subject so the right teacher looks at it!


Mr King, Mr Wilson & Miss Heath



Time to be spent daily

(this is only a guide)



25 mins

As a guide, aim to complete at least 3 tasks over the week.


Task 1: Write a diary entry about your day. You write this from your own perspective. Try to include an opening that gives an overview of your day, before you go into more detail in the later paragraphs.


Task 2: Can you think about a member of your family who is a hero/heroine? Create an non-chronological report about your chosen hero/heroine. Why not try to interview that person and include some direct quotes from the interview?  


Task 3 What makes your family different to other families? What makes them the same? Write a poem about your family - you may even want to perform it too! Remember, poems can take any form!


Task 4: Children should only be allowed to watch TV for one hour a day. Do you agree/disagree? Write a persuasive speech giving your viewpoint. Can you include persuasive techniques like rhetorical questions and modal verbs?


Task 5: Design a setting for a story. Think about any settings you have encountered in stories before. Draw the setting before writing a portal story, where your family are transported to the setting you’ve created. How did they get there? How will they react? Will they manage to return home?


10 mins

Continue work on learning the Common Exception words for Year 5/6


Please see, ‘Spelling ideas’ on the school website for ideas on how to practice.


25 mins

As a guide, aim to complete at least 3 tasks over the week.

Task 1: Listen to one of David Walliams free books Create a cover for this book. What design would go on the front? What would the blurb say?

Task 2: Listen to Miss Heath reading our class book (available on our website). Can you spot any differences between the book and the film?

Task 3: Read a chapter from your book. Pick 5 or 6 words and list different synonyms and antonyms you can think of or find in a dictionary or thesaurus. Remember you can find dictionaries and thesauruses online too!

Task 4: Read a chapter of your book. Write down your wondering as you go through. Were any of your wonderings answered?

Task 5: Complete the comprehension activity that can be printed from our school website. 


25 mins

As a guide, aim to complete at least 3 tasks over the week.


Task 1: Continue work on Times Table Rockstars.


Task 2: Continue work from your Power Maths Workbook. Remember to pick challenges that you need to work on. Do not feel the need to complete a whole chapter each time. Just like in lessons, a section of 2/3 pages is sufficient.


Task 3: Complete the arithmetic paper found on the school website.


Task 4: Work on your reasoning and problem solving by practising past SATs questions. These are broken down into topic areas and have videos linked to them that you can watch if you get stuck. This document is saved on our school website: Mr. Hammond Reasoning and Problem Solving.


Task 5: Create a ‘Beat the Clock’ activity. Remember you need 10 to 15 arithmetic style questions. Do a trial run by setting this for your parents/carers to complete. Then submit it to us teachers using the year group e-mail. The best ones will be made into an online quiz!


30 mins

BBC Supermovers:

Go Noodle:

Just Dance on Youtube:

Les Mills Online Exercise -

Cosmic Yoga on Youtube -


Set up an obstacle course in your house and send us a video of you completing it!



15 mins

once over the week

Send your teacher an e-mail. How are you getting on? What activities have you been enjoying? Send us some of your work – we are desperate to see it! Have you got any suggestions of what you want to do that we could build into your home learning?




Home Learning Project

Each week, we will also give you an idea of a Home Learning Project. The project evolves around a theme and allows you to explore that theme is a way the best suits you.



The project this week aims to provide opportunities for you to gain a better understanding of your own family. Learning may focus on the different makeup of families, what traditions your family has, stories linked to your family etc. As a guide this project should take 3-4 hours across the week.


Below just gives some ideas of how to explore this week’s theme. As the week progresses, you or your parent/carer may think of other fantastic ideas on how and where to take this theme.


Remember to be creative and share your findings with us!

Music from the Past - Research music from the decade that your parents, grandparents or other older family members were born. What were the most popular bands or singers during this time? Listen to songs from the different decades – how might people have danced? Which type of music do you prefer and why? Can you create your own song in that style or come up with a dance to one of your family’s favourite songs?


Portraits and Photography - Take portrait photographs of your family members considering light and textures. Following this, use the photographs to draw portraits using different mediums. Remember Jasper Johns’ technique of painting on top of a collaged background – could you replicate this for your portraits?


Classification - Design a classification key based on the simple physical features of your family. Only use ‘yes’ or ‘no’ questions. Test out the keys on each member of your family.


Nature vs Nurture - Speak to your adult about your appearance, your personality and your dreams for the future. How much of this do you believe is determined by your genes? How much of this is determined by your family/upbringing? Decide which traits are due to nature and which traits are due to nurture e.g. hobbies and interests or sense of humour. Try this out on other family members.


Mapping Skills - Identify the countries or cities where your family members were born or currently live. Could you use Google Earth to locate the different places? What is the longest distance between two of your family members?  What is the shortest?

Blank maps of the world and UK are on our website. 

Pig Heart Boy


Miss Heath continues our class story. Please check back soon for the next installment!