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Home Learning Activities Week 4

Home Learning Week 4

Year 6 Summer 1 – Week 2: Tuesday 28th April 2020


Hi, how is everyone? We hope you are all well and enjoyed returning to your learning last week. Please let us know how you are getting on and which tasks you have managed to do and which ones you haven’t! We know that there may not be enough time for some of you to complete all the tasks for do what you can, when you can. Little and often is the key and please email us if you are stuck.

We also hope you are still keeping active and enjoying a family walk or bike ride each day or playing on the trampoline or doing Joe Wicks. (Some form of physical exercise!)

We have tried to tidy up our web page and have put the previous work into the links. If you need anything from a previous week, please click on the link for that week and it will take you to it.


Our new activities for this week are below and any resources that you need are further down the page. In addition to the 10-minute tests, tables and spellings (please let us know your scores), there will be new maths, science and PSHE. 

Please continue with your Shakespeare research and the longer term projects like the Beatles and your Geography.

We would love to hear from you via our email address – keep us updated on your learning, feel free to ask questions and advice and please send us photographs of what you’ve been doing…we can’t wait to hear from you!


We have added the Weekly Lessons from the BBC Bitesize in  the resources section for this week. Please have a look through and see if there is anything else you would like to learn about. We have included some of their lessons in our activities. 



Spelling These are the spellings we would like you to learn this week.

Spelling pattern:

Unit 7: The ‘sh’ shound made by ‘si’ or ‘ssi’.


Asia;    expansion;       comprehension;          tension;           decision.         

Permission;     admission;       profession;      possession;      discussion.


Orange words:

Conscience;     convenience;    desperate;       determined;    develop;          dictionary;      disastrous.




This week we will be flowing the BBC Bitesize learning from Year 6:

Monday: Using Punctuation in Paragraphs

Tuesday: Using commas and brackets

Please follow the links for the bbc bitesize learning for Year 6 English. The lessons are added daily.

Wednesday:  Using bullet points

Please follow the links for the bbc bitesize learning for Year 6 English. The lessons are added daily.

Thursday: Using hyphens and dashes

Please follow the links for the bbc bitesize learning for Year 6 English. The lessons are added daily.

Friday: GPS 10-minute test – Summer term: work out 2 – the answers are in the back so please go through them with a parent or older sibling.


Further clarification or consolidation on some grammar terms can be found here:


Reading Try to aim for 30 mins per day of your own book and ask your parents to ask you questions about it.

Reading lessons: There are two reading lessons this week.

Mon-Thurs (anyday) Shakespeare: Follow this link and complete the reading comprehension for Shakespeare:

Go to twinklgo and add the following pin: LH4867

Friday: Reading Lesson on the BBC Bitesize. ‘London Eye Mystery’ by Siobhan Dowd.


English Lessons

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE – A BIOGRAPHY.  Over the next few weeks, you will be researching Shakespeare’s life. Who was he?  When was he?  Where was he?  Why are we learning about him now? 


  • When did he become involved in the theatre?
  • Who did he meet that influenced his career?
  • How did his life change as he became more famous?
  • Did the sounds and smells change as he became richer?
  • Who did he meet through his fame?
  • What plays did he write?
  • Did he write anything else?


We would love to hear how you are getting on with his adult life.


REMEMBER – search the internet safely – search using ‘ks2’ or ‘for kids’.  Here are some links that you may find useful:



We will be continuing with our learning from White Rose Learning. Please follow this link where you will find video clips for you have your child to watch which explains the small steps in learning for 2D shape (Angles in Special Quadrilaterals) and activity sheets for your child to complete. The questions on the sheets vary so please leave out any of the more challenging questions and come back to them at the end. You don’t need to print the activity sheets; you can always just write the answers on a piece of paper.


Monday: Angles in Special Quadrilaterals -White Rose Maths Home Learning Year 6

Practise 8 x tables: please learn these – multiplication facts and division facts.  You should also be able to apply them to place value questions i.e. 6 x 8 = 48; 6 x 8000 = 48000; 0.6 x 8 = 4.8 etc.

Tuesday: Angles in Regular Polygons - White Rose Maths Home Learning Year 6

       Classroom Secret Kids: Please complete the adding fraction games below:

Wednesday: Problem Solving - White Rose Maths Home Learning Year 6

            SumDog: Complete the activities allocated on there: compare area between shapes


Thursday:  Problem Solving -White Rose Maths Home Learning Year 6

Maths 10-minute test – Summer term: work out 2 – the answers are in the back so please go through them with a parent or older sibling. Please do not just leave gaps if you don’t understand – use your revision guides or ask a parent for help.


Friday: BBC Bitesize Maths Challenge. (Year 6 Maths)

   Classroom Secret Kids: Please complete the subtracting fraction games below:



History – Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece – a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world.


Here are some of the most famous battles and wars of Ancient Greece:


    • The Trojan War (circa 1200 BCE) In Greek mythology, the Trojan War was waged against the city of Troy by the Greeks after Paris of Troy took Helen from her husband Menelaus, king of Sparta. The war is one of the most important events in Greek mythology and has been narrated through many works of Greek literature, most notably Homer's Iliad.


    • The Battle of Marathon. The Battle of Marathon took place in 490 BC, during the first Persian invasion of Greece. It was fought between the citizens of Athens, aided by Plataea, and a Persian force commanded by Datis and Artaphernes. The battle was the culmination of the first attempt by Persia, under King Darius I, to subjugate (dominate and control) Greece. The Greek army decisively defeated the more numerous Persians, marking a turning point in the Greco-Persian Wars – famous as, normally, Persia won!


    • 1. The Peloponnesian War (431–404 BC) was an ancient Greek war fought by the Delian League led by Athens, against the Peloponnesian League led by Sparta.



We have already learnt about the Trojan War but can you find out about the other two: The Battle of marathon and The Peloponnesian War. 


We have attached a powerpoint about both The Battle of Marathon and the Trojan War (to remind you).  We have also included a link to a 14 minute Youtube video about The Peloponnesian War.  This video is by an American teacher called Mr Shay.  His speech is a bit slow but stick with it, as it is full of very good information.  In school, we use several sources so it is too much to put on the Internet, so this is the best one.  We love the way he says, “The Peloponnesian Warrrrrrr…. Dah dah dah…”. This is quite complex as it happened over a number of years.  Watch this video and try to work out the main events in order.


Once you have looked at all the information, we would like you to create a comic strip of one of the battles/ wars highlighting key events and the order in which they happened.  Just have a go!


Geography: ‘Journey To Antarctica’ To continue with the activities on p.9 – Journey to Antarctica. You will also need to read the fact sheet on p.10 if you haven’t completed them.

Tuesday: BBC Bitesize Geography the World.



Living things and their habitats:  in this complete unit of biological science, you will learn:

  • describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including micro-organisms, plants and animals
  • give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics


Week 1:

You can start by looking at BBC Bitesize for some background information:

This week, you are going to be learning about classifying living things – namely animals.  Please watch the power point presentation called ‘Classifying Conundrums’.  It will show you how you might classify (sort) your animals.  You have a zoo challenge; for this you will need a rule, pencil and paper.


Please look at the example given (Activity Sheet Zoo Classification Example) and then select a sheet from the ‘Zoo Animals List’.  From this list, see whether you can classify (sort) your animals into groups.  They go from 1 star to 3 star (challenging) so you can always start with 1 star.  This is much easier when we are able to teach you but just have a go.  See what you can do : )



Friday: BBC Bitesize Year 6 ‘Rhythm and Percussion’


PSHE: Identity, Society and Democracy - Human Rights

Lesson two: Pupils learn about human rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.


In the resources section, we have attached some background documents regarding the UN (United Nations) for your information.  Please read them as you will find them useful.


Please read page 4 and page 22 of ‘A world fit for us’ .  If you cannot open this, we have put the pdf on the web page – under resources.


  1. Who do you think the ‘we’ are and what is being discussed.  What do you think is meant by human rights / children’s rights?
  2. In some places around the world, children do not get all their needs met. For example, a child growing up in a place where there is war.  Read the case studies of different children in the ‘A world fit for us’. Read about the work of different organisations that support children’s rights around the world and how they aim to help.  For example, Unicef or Save the Children.
  3. What do you think governments, including the British Government should or could do to help more?
  4. Which countries do you think are a part of the United Nations?  You can have a look at the list we have put on the web page.  Any surprises?


RE: A new topic will be included at a later date.


PE: Joe Wicks will also be doing a daily PE lesson for all children daily at 9.00am on Youtube.

Try to remember any yoga stretches that we did and how to practise your mindfulness when stretching.


30 Day Lego Challenge!

On the Home Learning Hub you will find a copy of the 30 Day Lego Challenge. Have a go and email us some photos of your own creations!