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Homebased Learning Activities Year 6

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Week Beginning:  18th May 2020

PE with Joe Wicks

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Word of the Day 

  • What is the definition?
  • To which word class does it belong?
  • Can you use the word in a sentence? 
  • Can you list any synonyms?Vocab Ninja - Word of the Day by Angel App Publishing Ltd.
  • Can you list any antonyms?
  • Can you attach a prefix?
  • Can you attach a suffix?
English - Spelling (Purplemash - 2Do Quiz, LCWCS, Dictation)
How many of these spellings can you get right? You can download the dictation sheet below on Friday

These spelling lists are all the words as set out by the National Curriculum that your child should be able to spell by the end of Year 6.
Choose a few words at a time to focus on. Use these words to practise your handwriting.

  • Can you say the word?
  • Can you say it in a sentence?
  • Can you spell it?
  • Can you find it's definition on a dictionary?
  • Can you write it in a sentence? 


FirstNews - Issue 727 22 – 28 May 2020REVIEW: First News - The Newspaper for Young People -

Read the latest edition of FirstNews (attached below)

Stories not to miss this week:

  • 'COVID-K9', Front Page
  • 'Whisker watch', Animal News, page 12
  • The Big Picture, page 16

Try these activities (attached below)

  • News & Pictures Quiz
  • News Puzzles 
  • Look Closer Comprehension
  • Log in to the ihub ihub.firstnews (email me on Purplemash for access

L2 Activities - The reading age of the news stories and accompanying activities is approximately 9 to 12 yrs. The activities support pupils’ development of the statutory reading comprehension skills required by the end of KS2 and these are referenced in each activity.

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The activities below can be completed after reading any book. The activities are listed in order of increasing difficulty, but beneath some of the activities we have provided additional extension ideas to add further challenge.

I have also included some prompts to support you in carrying out the activities.

  • Create an art piece based on one of the settings. • You could create a pencil sketch or use something from your art box if you have one. • Extend this activity by labelling the setting using adjectives, similes and metaphors.
  • Write a book review. • Remember to include a summary of the plot, your opinion and a star rating. • Extend this activity by adding a recommendation – who would enjoy this book?
  • Create a fact file about your favourite character. • You could include their personal details and a description of their personality or attributes. • Extend this task by creating a portrait of your favourite character to add to the fact file.
  • Write a letter to the author to tell them what you thought of the book. • You might also like to ask them questions about the book or their writing career.
  • Create a comic strip for one of the key events in the story. • Extend this activity by writing brief captions to accompany your drawings.
  • Design a poster to advertise the book. • Remember to use persuasive language and attention-grabbing images.
  • Rewrite the ending of the story to make it different. • This is your chance to change the book – think about how you could make it even better! 

There are lots more optional half term activities attached below!


NRICH Website ReviewArithmetic and Mental Maths Activities 

  • Check Seesaw for any additional tasks/communication from your teacher.
  • Mathletics - Activities assigned weekly
  • TTRockstars and Numbots  Practise times table skills

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BBC BItesize Lessons

Wider Curriculum

Kirkdale St Lawrence C of E Primary School - Home Learning



Reading for pleasure is important in developing vocabulary, general knowledge and self-confidence as a reader. I have included some questions that you might like to ask while reading together to prompt further discussion and help your child to get the most out of this time. Where there is a blank space, fill this gap with a relevant word from the story; this might be the name of a character, a tricky word or a particular setting. 

Accelerated Reader Don't forget to complete your book quiz!


  • To read for 30 minutes.


  • Choose one of your favourite books and read for half an hour.

Questions to ask before reading:

  • What do you think the story might be about?
  • Who is the author of the book?
  • Have you read any books by this author?
  • What genre do you think this book is?
  • What does the blurb tell us?
  • How does the cover engage the reader? 

Questions to ask while reading

  • How do you think ____ ________ is feeling?
  • Why?
  • How is the setting important?
  • What does the word ____ ________ mean?
  • Can you predict how the book will end?
  • Is the plot as you expected? Why? 

Questions to ask after reading

  • How did ____ ________ change throughout the book?
  • Would you have changed the story? How?
  • What questions would you ask the author?
  • Who would you recommend this book to?
  • Would you read another book by the author? 

Optional parent support:

  • Ask your child to read aloud to you and ask them questions about the story. Such as:
  • Can you sum up that chapter in two sentences?
  • Which words/phrases tell you he is angry?
  • Describe that character using three words.
  • If you could give the book another title, what would it be?
  • Which characters would you like to meet in real life?
Charanga Music Unit

Deliver your lesson content remotely with Charanga Yumu - CharangaCharanga Music (children have usernames and passwords)
Music and Me is part of a series of units focusing on inspirational women working in music.

The series explores the concept of ‘identity’ – the various elements that shape us.

In this unit, we start with gender, with reference to social and cultural differences.

STEM Practical Activities

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Carrying out STEM-based activities is a brilliant way to develop problem solving skills, encourage critical thinking and promote investigation.
Here is a list of suggested activities that you can carry out using items found around the home, such as shoeboxes, cardboard tubes and straws. Beneath each activity is a list of questions to prompt discussion and help your child to get the most out of this time. 

STEM ideas

Half Term Ideas

The National Academy Lessons Home Learning - Rowlatts Mead Primary Academy | Leicester | TMET

There are lots more optional half term activities attached below!


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Online Safety - Videos and activities to support keeping safe online.Purple Mash | Thomlinson Junior School

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