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Y6 Home Learning

Approximate Directed Activity Time - 3 hours

Ideally, every day we would like children to do the following:

English work - about 1.5 hours

  • Read independently for 30 minutes
  • Spend around 35 minutes practising writing, spelling or grammar.
  • Log onto Spelling Shed to practice assigned spellings for approx. 10 minutes.

Maths work - about 1 hour

  • Practice Times Tables RockStars for 10 minutes (if you do not have a log on please ask your teacher).
  • Log onto Maths Shed and complete tasks for 10 minutes
  • Spend around 40 minutes completing a maths task

Topic work - about 45 mins

  • Complete one of the activities from another subject area (History, RE, Art, Music)

Helping your child with home learning - what to do:

Reading (30 mins)

If you do not have a school reading book at home, you can use a book from home or an online book.

Talk to them about what they have read, perhaps ask them questions such as; What does this word mean on this page? Can you think of another word that means the same? Which bit made you feel…….?’How does the character feel on this page - why? Record reading time in their reading diary.


Writing (40 minutes)

There is an English & Maths activity booklet which can be downloaded below. This contains a variety of English activities including comprehension, spelling work and writing prompts. You should aim to complete one activity a day.

If your child would prefer, Pobble 365 www.pobble365.com has daily English activities such as story starters, sick sentences, sentence challenge and question time – feel free to pick a day with a theme that suits your child’s interest. Please encourage your child to use exciting vocabulary to create a really interesting piece of writing and check their spelling carefully.


Maths: Times Tables practice: (10 mins)

Log onto TT RockStars and let your child practice their key skills for 15 mins or so. If you cannot remember or don't have a log on, please contact Miss Scott (Maths Lead)


Maths: Activity Books (40 minutes)

Encourage your child to spend about 40 minutes per day working through the activities in the English & Maths practice book below.


Spelling Shed / Maths Shed (20 minutes)

Log in details are in the back of your child’s reading record. Please contact the school if you have problems logging on. 


Topic Learning (45 minutes - 1 hour) Choose one per day:


RE – Hinduism – Undertake some research into:-

  • Core beliefs and history of the religion.
  • Places of worship and where in the world Hinduism is mainly practised.
  • Festivals and how they are celebrated.

- Record your ideas using words or illustrations.


History – Coming to England - The Windrush Generation

  • The history of the British Empire.
  • Why did Trinidadians move to England?
  • How does the Trinidadian culture still influence England today? 


Music - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zcbkcj6/articles/zc7m7p3

How does music make you feel? Can you make a collection of songs that make you feel happy, sad, uplifted etc.


Art - Banksy Street art (download below)

Alternative ideas:

Discovery Education. https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/

Children can freely explore the resources in the KS2 section. There are activities for all areas of the curriculum with videos to watch and activities to play including Phonics and Maths resources. It is a closed site and safe for children to use without supervision.


Mini projects

What are you interested in? It could be linked to our topics or to another area of interest. Share it with your teachers in a mini project. You could:

  • Make your own comprehension question sheet about a book you have read for someone at home to answer.
  • You could re-design the front cover of the book you are reading or write a new blurb.
  • make your own quiz or puzzle
  • make a model,
  • bake something
  • create a piece of art

Tell us about your interests by using it to make one of these:

  • a PowerPoint presentation,
  • a fact file,
  • an information poster,
  • write a story,
  • a song or rap,
  • a drama script,
  • fact file flash cards