Home Learning Activities 20th April

Home Learning Activities 20th April

Good everynoon everyone, I hope that you have all had a lovely Easter break and have been enjoying the sunshine with your families. On today’s blog, I have included learning activities for this week and for next week for you to complete after you have worked on your learning packs that were sent home with you before school’s closure. If you are struggling with anything specific, please feel free to leave a message for me with the school office and I will get back to you ASAP.

Earlier this week, the government announced that BBC bitesize will be opening up their website and offering free lessons for all pupils.


You’ll find daily lessons for homeschooling in Maths and English for every year group, as well as regular lessons in Science, History, Geography and more. All resources and lessons have been developed in collaboration with the Department of Education and other trusted education providers in order to provide curriculum led activities. This is a fantastic resource and has lessons and resources for all curriculum areas.



  • Research the fund raising that Captain Tom Moore has been doing to help the NHS with the coronavirus fight. Imagine that you went to interview him and write a newspaper report of your findings.
  • Write a diary entry from the perspective of Captain Tom Moore. Think – do you think that he expected to raise as much money as he has? Do you think he expected his story to become as big as it has?
  • Write a letter addressed to Captain Tom Moore to thank him for his incredible work.
  • Download a ‘Word of the day’ app on your phones or tablets, or even just search ‘word of the day KS2’ on Google. See how many times you can use the word correctly within the day to expand your vocabulary.
  • Continue to write your daily diaries – remember that this could become part of history one day! Remember to use your very best cursive script, remember all of the basic skills that we have embedded and remember to practise new skills too! As a year 6 writer you should be including the appropriate grammatical features and punctuation for a diary entry. Use you learning packs or the internet to help with this is you are unsure.
  • Twinkl is a fantastic resource to use and has lots of free downloadable and printable sheets. It covers everything from reading comprehensions to spelling activities. Just type the following link into your search engine https://www.twinkl.co.uk/blog/how-to-get-a-free-trial-of-twinkl-go
  • Read and enjoy a range of poetry. Can you learn it by heart and perform it showing an understanding through intonation, tone and volume so that the meaning is clear to an audience.
  • Please continue to complete any additional reading in addition to revising the Y5/6 word list that you received at our first parents evening. It is also available online – https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk.
  • Write a book review based on the stories you are reading. I will attach a template that you can print or copy to help you with this.


  • If you know that you find a certain area of maths difficult, use your prompt sheets, maths revision guides and the White Rose worksheets to work on that specific area.
  • Have a look at the food and drink items in your cupboards, estimate their mass/volume etc and then check how close you were.
  • Write a range of maths problems related to units of measure and ask a member of your family to work them out!
  • Continue to practise your number facts. You can practise your times tables on Times Tables Rockstars and you have prompt sheets 4, 5 and 6 which state the essential mathmatical facts that you need to know in year 6.
  • Try out Carol Vordeman’s Maths Factor. It’s free to access and see how many of the challenges you can try https://www.themathsfactor.com
  • Remember to keep practising telling the time. Practise telling digital time, analogue time, 12 hour and 24 hour time to the nearest minute.
  • White Rose Maths have free worksheets and this is the scheme we follow at school. Have a look at the shape, space and measure units and use your maths prompt sheets/revision book to help if necessary.


  • As a school we use TENTEN resources for daily prayers. I have atteached the link for you to have a look at these prayers with your family. Aim to get into a routine of saying your prayers throughout the day, as you would do in school. God is always listening and I’m sure that He would love to hear how you are feeling and what he can help you with during these difficult times – https://www.tentenresources.co.uk
  • Writing your own prayers at home. Why not give thanks to God for all of the keyworkers who are keeping our country moving at the moment. You may have something else you would like to pray for – God welcomes all prayers with an open heart.
  • Parents – Father Jim is also streaming masses here: https://stpatricksliveseyst This is usually at 9.30.
  • In order to properly celebrate Jesus’ Resurrection, the Church sets aside 50 days of joyful celebration. These 50 days from Easter to Pentecost are celebrated as one feast day, sometimes called “the great Sunday.” Why not create a calendar that contains at least one way you can celebrate Jesus’ Resurrection as we prepare for the Ascension and then Pentecost.
  • Read and understand the story of the Ascension. I have uploaded a PowerPoint and some information in the form of a comprehension that has questions attached. Please complete the questions to demonstrate your understanding. Role-play the events and consider their significance. Why not try writing diary entries from the perspective of different key figures to demonstrate the differences in their thoughts and feelings!



  • Write letters of happiness to your friends and family – remind them of all the wonderful things that we have to be grateful for!
  • Design ‘positvity posters’ and put them in your window. People who walk passed will love reading them and I’m sure it will put a smile on their faces.
  • Create a positivtiy calendar. Research quotes, thoughts or actions that promote positivty and focus on one per day!
  • Complete the lesson on BBC Bitesize that is called ‘The importance of using teamwork’. This will help you to understand the importance and benefit of teamwork.
  • Do something nice for a different member of your family each day – it will brighten their day, and yours too!



  • Our science topic about light has now ended, but you can still continue to work on the following activities if you haven’t got round to them yet – continue to use BBC bitesize and other websites to aid learning within this topic. Twinkl also have some fantastic power points for you to download and read. Remember to summarise your learning each day.
  • Draw and diagram to show to younger children to help them to understand how we see objects.
  • Create a fact file all about light.



  • 9.00am every morning, live on you tube, the Body Coach Joe Wicks is carrying out his PE lessons live across the nation. This is such a great way to start your day!
  • 11.30am every morning, live on youtube, Oti Mabuse is carrying out different themed dance routines for all children to enjoy and learn. What a great way to keep active!
  • Why not finish your day with a yoga session from go noodle? This is a free resources and is great for relaxation after a busy day of learning!
  • Download an app which records how many steps that you do in a day – set yourself a target and aim to hit your target each day – it is incredibly important to keep your body fit and healthy during this time, especially when we are spending so much time in our houses.
  • Have a look at how far Captain Tom Moore walked around his garden – can you rise to the challenge?
  • Set fitness challenges between your friends – record them and send them to each other to see who can do each challenge best! Why not try a sit up challenge? Kick ups? Or even squats!



  • Our geography topic on Natural disasters has now ended but you can still continue to work on the following activites if you have not got round to completing them just yet – continue to research the earths natural disasters. Remember to complete a fact-file on everything that you find out.
  • Keep looking at world maps and try to memorise more countries every time you look at it.
  • Write an explanation text about the different natural disasters that you have been learning about. Include images and fact boxes to enhance the most interesting facts.
  • Our new geography:


The Kingdom of Benin – Non- European Society

  • Children will discover West Africa and explore the Kingdom of Benin civilisation, what life was like, and how society was organised.

  • Complete research on the Kingdom of the Benin civilisation and create a fact file of what you find out.
  • Find a map of Africa and have a go at remembering as many countries as possible.
  • Research the climate and landscape of Africa and compare it to our own.



  • Have a go at writing down key knowledge that we learnt last half term about Ancient Greece.
  • Research the ancient Olympics and create a guide for younger children to learn more about this amazing event.
  • Use the internet to create a fact file about ancient Greece based on an area of your choice.


Art and Design

  • Design and make your own volcano – use flour and water to make a paste and newspaper to build your own paper mache volcano!
  • Design a poster to thank the key workers for all their hard work and display it in your window.
  • Sketch an ancient Greek olympic stadium and then a more recent one of today. List the similarities and differences.



  • Whatever your chosen instrument is, continue to practise regularly.
  • If you do not play an instrument, listen to a range of music, both live and recorded, and enjoy and appreciate it.
  • Compose your own music – remember it should have a range of purposes.
  • Research a famous composer.
  • Think about the type of music you enjoy. Research its history.



  • Why not dowload duolingo to refine old Spanish skills and also practise new skills. Tell it you are learning Spanish at school and choose your learning goal. Remember to ask permission from a parent and remember all of our esafety rules.



  • Continue to practise using scratch –https://scratch.mit.edu/
  • Type up your diaries so that you can keep practising your keyboard skills.
  • Research any of the above areas in more detail.
  • Use a computing programme such as word to create your Fact Files.

I hope you enjoy all of the activities above – have lots of fun completing them. If you want to do other activities such as baking or gardening, take photographs! We would love to see them too. Listen carefully to what your adults say – remember their permission, especially online, is vital! Keep safe and we will see your happy, smiling faces soon. We miss you!

Miss Speakman, Mrs Driver and Mrs Matley xx

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