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Week 1 Home Learning Activities

Year 6  Week 1 - Monday 23rd March 2020

Welcome to our first week of home learning! Friday was an emotional day for all members of our amazing Collingham family and we are missing you all already. It was difficult for us all, not really knowing if this was the last day in our school for the children. They were amazing and loved signing their shirts. We really hope that we are back in school before the end of term so that we can spend more time working with the children and doing some special leavers’ activities. Thank you for your incredible support, kind words and absolutely wonderful children.

This is an unprecedented and highly stressful time for all of us. The most important thing for all our children is that they feel safe and happy at this unsettled time. Some of you will prefer to have a set routine of learning, activities, exercise and play each day; others will prefer to organise your time differently. We hope that by giving you lots of ideas, tasks and online activities each week, you will be able to create a home learning environment and routine that suits your family best. We have spoken to Year 6 about becoming independent learners and to be proactive in completing their home learning tasks. Take a look at the activities below.  We know that this looks like a lot of work but you’ll be surprised what you get through in a week at school! Break it down into tasks per day and just do what you can.

We would love hear from you via our new 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!


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

Spelling pattern with ‘ti’ or ‘ci’ as the sh sound – remember that you should be able to apply these rules to other words too.


direction; explanation; competition; cautious;

especially; appreciate; ancient; delicious.


Orange words:

Exaggerate; definite; immediately; leisure.



Passive to Active Sentences. This is a revision session so the children should have some prior knowledge. Please see PowerPoint attached to help explain the objective.

Use Classroom Secret Kids and play ‘Recognising and Using the Passive Verb’


Go on PurpleMash and complete two activities in your 2Do section.

Or you could complete the Active and Passive Mini Test which is on the link below.

GPS 10-minute test – Spring term: work out 9 – the answers are in the back so please go through them with a parent or older sibling.

Reading Try to aim for 30 mins per day.

If you would like to ask your children questions, the following question areas will help:

  • Give / explain the meaning of words in context;
  • retrieve and record information / identify key details from fiction and non-fiction;
  • summarise main ideas from more than one paragraph;
  • make inferences from the text / explain and justify inferences with evidence from the text;
  • predict what might happen from details stated and implied;
  • identify / explain how information / narrative content is related and contributes to meaning as a whole;
  • identify / explain how meaning is enhanced through choice of words and phrases;
  • make comparisons within the text.


As mentioned on our long term plan, we were going to read these children’s thrillers in class so feel free to read one, two or all of them.

‘Room 13’ by Robert Swindells.  Email us to tell us what you think about the ending of this book.  Would you have ended it differently if you were an author? How?

Slightly more challenging: ‘Skellig’ by David Almond

This book is about a figure who is found in a garage of a house.  Is he human?  Interspersed with bits of poetry, this is a different kind of read.  What do they think Skellig is?  This is one of the Y6 recommended texts.

Even more challenging: ‘Mortlock’ by Jon Mayhew.

This award-winning book is a gothic novel set in Victorian England.  It is creepy and fabulous but has some complex ideas.  Quite a tricky read!


Writing: Pobble 365. Follow the link

Look at the picture and discuss the questions.

Read the Story Starter and then continue the story by writing the next paragraph or re-writing the starter.

See if you can add a sentence written in the passive voice to your writing.

Why not try to make your writing the very best it can be, by using expanded noun phrases, cohesive devices, subordinate clauses (at the beginning, middle and end of your sentences) as necessary.

For a challenge, see if you can use a semi colon or a colon to demarcate your sentences.

Remember to keep practising your handwriting skills to maintain all your good habits : )



Maths 10-minute test – Spring term: work out 9 – 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.


Classroom Secret Kids: Please complete Arithmetic Test Practise 12

SumDog: Complete the activities allocated on there.

PurpleMash: Monster Multiplication in your 2Dos

Ratio: We have moved our topics around slightly to fit in with the White Rose Home Learning Information.  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 Ratio 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. We have also allocated you some activities on Sumdog about Ratio and will add more later in the week.

History – this is a longer task and might take a week or two.

OUR GREEK FEAST – children to design and create a feast in dedication to a Greek god/ goddess.  Children need to think about and include the following: Greek Gods and goddesses – which one have they chosen and why?  Which symbols might they include on any menus or invitations.

Children to also research:

  • Food (this must be specific – which vegetables?  Which fruit? Which meat? Food must also be indigenous to Ancient Greece);
  • Drink;
  • Crockery and cutlery (including pottery);
  • Houses;
  • Pets;
  • Music & entertainment (including what children did for fun) and any myths and legends they may wish to share as a storyteller.


Children to create invitations with mock-up menus and a list of events for the evening and where they will take place.


Geography This will be covered next week.

Science This will be covered in two weeks.

Art - The human form:


You have been taught how to draw a male with 8 section proportions to teach how to draw correct human proportions. 




Why not practise this and then have a go with a female.  This is done over 7 sections and the shoulder are narrower (3/4 of the head width on either side).  Just have a go!  oYou might surprise yourself with your amazing art skills!


This will be covered in two weeks but in the meantime please spend time reading stories, playing games and supporting your child the best you can during this unsettling time.

Please email us if you have worries or concerns. You may also wish to have a look at the Leeds Mindmate Spa website for additional support.


This will be covered next week and is related to the Easter story.


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!