Year 6 Working from Home

Year 6 Working from Home

Dear Parents and Year Six Children,

I hope you have had a lovely first week of home learning! Please find below some suggested home learning activities that are linked to our Year Six topics. Please complete your learning workbooks first as these are an essential part of year 6 learning. The activities below are additional learning opportunities for you to complete. 



  • 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! Remember to include the appropriate grammatical features and punctuation for a year six diary entry. Have a go at including a semi-colon inbetween independent clauses. 
  • Remember that Twinkl is currently free for all to use and is fantastic. There are lots of free downloadable and printable sheets. If you feel unsure about a certain area of literacy, or any subject for that matter, search the area on Twinkle and use the available resources to recap. It covers everything from reading comprehensions to spelling activities If . Just type the following link into your search engine 
  • 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 – this would be a lovely activity to share with the rest of your family.
  • Why not write a letter? You could write a persuasive letter to the Prime Minister explaining why you believe it is the right/wrong choice to stay at home at the moment. Remember to flatter him and to include both points of view! You could also write to a neighbour on your street to check that they are okay. Remember, there are lots of people out there who are self-isolating alone, and i’m sure that a lovely letter would really brighten their day.
  • Try writing a newspaper report! This is a great way to practise writing creatively! 
  • 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 – 23)
  • 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.



  • Continue to practise your number facts – you should know all of the facts from your year 4, 5 and 6 prompt sheets at this time in the year.
  • You can practise your times tables on Times Tables Rockstars.
  • Try out Carol Vordeman’s Maths Factor. It’s free to access and see how many of the challenges you can try
  • 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. Our current topic is Decimals and Percentages and we will be shortly due to move onto shape, space and measure. 



  • Palm Sunday is approaching. Read the story of Palm Sunday or watch it on youtube if you prefer. Role-play the story with your family and think about why it is significant.
  • Read and enjoy the stories of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. 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!
  • 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.



  • Our science topic is light – list as many light sources that you can find in your home. List any other light sources that you can think of.
  • Categorise your light sources into ‘natural’ and ‘man-made’..
  • Use BBc Bitesize to find out more about what light is and how we see things. This is a good website to use for all science based topics!



  • 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!



  • Continue to embark on independent research on the world’s natural disasters. Write fact files to show your new knowledge. 
  • Locate the countries of each of the natural disasters on a world map.
  • Have a go at naming as many countries on a world map as you can. Try and learn 3 new countries each time you do this.


Art and Design

  • Observe and sketch one of the stations of the cross.
  • Observe and sketch the aftermath of a natural disaster.
  • Design and create an Easter garden.
  • Make an Easter bonnet – imagine that you would be wearing it in our annual Easter bonnet parade!



  • 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 abou 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 –
  • Type up your diaries so that you can keep practising your keyboard skills.
  • Type up and use the internet to decorate your fact files.
  • 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 the above activities and use them wisely to further your learning during this time at home, but more importantly, stay safe and keep smiling! We can’t wait to have you all back at school as soon as possible!

Thank you,

The Year Six team,

Miss Speakman, Mrs Driver and Mrs Matley.

St Malachy's Primary School, Eggington Street, Manchester, M40 7RG
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