Year 6 Home Learning Activities

Week Beginning 13th July

End of Term Transition Activities

What is Transition?

Transition describes the process of changing from one thing to another. Moving from primary school to secondary school is a big transition for all Year 6 pupils across the UK.You made have heard of your older siblings or friends visit their secondary school in previous years or teachers from secondary schools may have visited them at Michael Faraday.

Due to school closures, transition to secondary school may look a little different this year. It is normal to be worried about missing out on the things you’ve seen happen in other year groups.

We are asking you to complete a transition booklet with your parents/carers that covers some of the things you might be worried about to help you plan for your transition. The booklet includes:

  • feelings


  • differences between primary and secondary school


  • travelling to school


  • managing change


  • friendship


  • You can either print the transition booklet from over here or collect a copy from school.

    In addition there are further transition resources on Espresso in the KS2 PSHE section Moving On.

    Week Beginning 6th July

    Week Beginning 29th June



    Dear families,

    As the end of the summer term approaches, we wanted to give the children some exciting learning opportunities that encourage their creativity and curiosity. Therefore, over the next two weeks, we invite all families to take part in our Faraday Fortnight of Fun!

    Throughout the Faraday Fortnight of Fun we would like children to complete a variety of challenges. These learning challenges are creative projects, which encourage children to use skills from different areas of the curriculum.

    They will be in addition to the English and Maths home learning activities provided on the school website. We recommend that children complete English and Maths lessons in the morning and work on the learning challenges in the afternoon.

    We suggest that children complete five of the Faraday Fortnight of Fun Challenges over the next two weeks (Monday 29th June – Friday 10th July). But children can complete more challenges if they like!

    Children can choose from any of the following Faraday Fortnight of Fun challenges:

  • Maths


  • English


  • Science


  • P.E


  • D&T


  • Art


  • History


  • Geography


  • Music


  • Spanish (KS2 children)


  • R.E.


  • Phonics (EYFS and KS1 children)


  • Cooking


  • P.S.H.E


  • We are looking for winners for each of the Faraday Fortnight of Fun challenges! Families can enter by sending photos or videos of their child/children’s work to:

    Leanne: mailbox41367@lgflmail.org

    Sarah (for Tyler’s class): mailbox41366@lgflmail.org

    The email should clearly state which Faraday Fortnight of Fun challenge they are entering e.g. History challenge Children can work individually on their challenges or with their siblings. Class teachers will select winners for each of the learning challenges. Winning entries will receive a certificate and a prize!

    Children should use the Faraday Fortnight of Fun Challenge Tracker to record their progress in these projects. This can be downloaded or collected from the school office.

    We look forward to seeing your creative ideas and hope you all enjoy the Faraday Fortnight of Fun!

    Please use the mailbox emails above to contact us about your home learning or any other queries, comments/worries you may have.

    Take care and keep in touch

    Leanne, Sarah and Pat
    You can find the new timetable for the week ahead over here.
    This week we are continuing with BBC Bitesize. To ensure that the content of the lessons is appropriate for our children, we are working a week behind, so the date of the lesson you are looking at will be for the previous week – don’t worry about this!

    This week we will be looking at:

    Monday: Learn how to write comics and use ellipsis.

    This lesson includes: two videos and three activities.

    Tuesday: Learn how to analyse and perform play scripts.

    This lesson includes: four videos and three activities.

    Wednesday: Today you'll practice your creative writing skills by taking part in the National Writing Day 24/7 writing challenge. You will need: paper, a pen or pencil and something to time yourself with.

    Thursday: Learn about Shakespeare's play - Romeo and Juliet.

    This lesson includes: three videos and three activities.

    Friday: Using the play Macbeth you will learn how to summarise and explain what Shakespeare says.

    This lesson includes: two videos of TV presenter Ore Oduba reading extracts from the book three activities.

    The web pages explain things very well but don’t forget you can email us or ask an adult if you get stuck!

    Hint: finding the year 6 work a bit tricky? Take a quick look at the work in other year groups to help remind you.
    This week we are continuing to use BBC Bitesize. To ensure that the content of the lessons is appropriate for our children, we are working a week behind, so the date of the lesson you are looking at will be for the previous week – don’t worry about this!

    Click on the links for each day. It will direct you to interactive videos and activities for you to do!

    Some of the lessons this week have worksheets available. Don’t worry if you can’t print these out, just complete the online activity and use paper or your exercise book to write the answers to questions on the worksheet.

    Monday: Learn how to calculate the area and perimeter of rectilinear shapes.

    This lesson includes: one video, a learning summary and two worksheets with answers.

    Tuesday: Learn how to calculate the area of triangles.

    This lesson includes: a learning summary, a video and three interactive activities.

    Wednesday: Learn how to calculate the area of a parallelogram.

    This lesson includes: a learning summary and two worksheets with answers.

    Thursday: Learn how to calculate, estimate and compare the volume of cubes and cuboids.

    This lesson includes: two slideshows and three worksheets with answers.

    Friday: Friday is challenge day on Bitesize Daily!

    White Rose maths have created a series of challenges to test your problem-solving skills. Each one gets a bit more difficult, so see how many you and your family can do together!

    The web pages explain things very well but don’t forget you can email us or ask an adult if you get stuck!

    Hint: finding the year 6 work a bit tricky? Take a quick look at the work in other year groups to help remind you.

    Please also check Mathletics for some extra activities. You have all been assigned some Mathletics work.
    We have the latest edition of First News for you to read over here.

    There are three activities below based on the news in the past week. Don't worry if you find them a little challenging!

    Activity 1

    Activity 2

    Activity 3

    Fancy your chances with the First News quiz? Try your best below!

    Quiz 1

    Quiz 2

    Quiz 3

    Finally there is the weekly First News challenge over here.

    Week Beginning 21st June



    Hello Year 6

    We hope you are keeping safe and well and enjoyed the home learning set for you last week. It has been great to see what you have been achieving at home so please keep sending us your photos to put on the gallery. We are feeling very proud of how hard you are all working.

    Again, it was great to see some of you back in class and we are continuing to offer the home learning provision for the rest of this term for those of you who will be remaining at home.

    Burnet News Club will continue to learn about The Arts and Exploring What Art is and its Role in a Crisis. The fourth session will be posted on the Hub on Monday (22.6.20) for members of the BNC to use. You just need to log in, go to the home page and you will find each session under "announcements".

    Please do continue to enter the weekly competition and comment/post your own thoughts about the issue. Non-members are able to read all the posts on the website too!

    Please use the mailbox emails below to contact us about your home learning or any other queries, comments/worries you may have.

    Most importantly, you can attach photos of your wonderful work or documents you have typed up! We would love to see them!!

    Leanne: mailbox41367@lgflmail.org

    Sarah (for Tyler’s class): mailbox41366@lgflmail.org

    Take care and keep in touch

    Leanne, Sarah and Pat
    You can find the new timetable for the week ahead over here.
    This week we are continuing with BBC Bitesize. To ensure that the content of the lessons is appropriate for our children, we are working a week behind, so the date of the lesson you are looking at will be for the previous week – don’t worry about this!

    This week we will be looking at:

    Monday: Learn how to analyse and perform a poem. This lesson includes: three videos and three activities.

    Tuesday: Learn how to use assonance, onomatopoeia and alliteration in poetry. This lesson includes: two videos and three activities.

    Wednesday: Learn how to write limericks and clerihews. This lesson includes: two videos and three activities.

    Thursday: Learn how to write narrative poetry. This lesson includes: three videos and three activities.

    Friday: Using the book The Parent Agency you will learn how to summarise a character and share your opinion. This lesson includes: two videos of the author of the book, David Baddiel, reading extracts from The Parent Agency and three activities.

    The web pages explain things very well but don’t forget you can email us or ask an adult if you get stuck!

    Hint: finding the year 6 work a bit tricky? Take a quick look at the work in other year groups to help remind you.
    Pat reading some poetry which she hopes will make you laugh!

    This week we are continuing to use BBC Bitesize. To ensure that the content of the lessons is appropriate for our children, we are working a week behind, so the date of the lesson you are looking at will be for the previous week – don’t worry about this!

    Click on the links for each day. It will direct you to interactive videos and activities for you to do! Some of the lessons this week have worksheets available. Don’t worry if you can’t print these out, just complete the online activity and use paper or your exercise book to write the answers to questions on the worksheet.

    Monday: Learn how to use algebra to find missing numbers. This lesson includes: two videos and two activities.

    Tuesday: In this lesson, you will learn how to use algebra to write and solve equations that contain two missing numbers. This lesson includes: two videos and two worksheets.

    Wednesday: Learn how to convert metric measures. This lesson includes: a learning summary, a video, a worksheet with answers and two interactive activities.

    Thursday: Learn how to convert between miles and kilometres. This lesson includes: a learning summary, an interactive activity and two worksheets.

    Friday: Friday is challenge day on Bitesize Daily! White Rose maths have created a series of challenges to test your problem-solving skills. Each one gets a bit more difficult, so see how many you and your family can do together!

    The web pages explain things very well but don’t forget you can email us or ask an adult if you get stuck!

    Hint: finding the year 6 work a bit tricky? Take a quick look at the work in other year groups to help remind you.

    Please also check Mathletics for some extra activities. You have all been assigned some Mathletics work.
    This week you will continue to be using the First News newspaper to choose and complete a comprehension activity. You can also complete a challenging crossword or quiz.

    You can read the latest copy of the newspaper over here.

    We have three activities for you to attempt. These are based on different learning levels. Don't worry if you find them a little too tough!

    Activity 1

    Activity 2

    Activity 3

    There are three quizzes. Choose a level that you feel comfortable with.

    Quiz level 1

    Quiz level 2

    Quiz level 3

    Finally we have the First News Debate.

    Go to the audible website and start listening to another one of the free 42 books in the ‘Tween’ section.

    Try this link for video story time read by some more famous faces.

    Read another one of Katherine Rundell’s collection ‘Book of Hopes’ dedicated to all of the heroic NHS workers.
    You will need to login to Espresso.

    On Monday, learn more about silent letters. Watch the video.

    Complete the activity over here.

    And now answer the questions.

    On Thursday, Try this spelling quiz on Purple Mash.

    If you don’t know the username and password, then please email us. You can choose if you want to see the word flash up on the screen first and for how long before you try to spell it. Good luck!

    You should also login to Spellodrome to complete activities set for you AND practise your spellings by playing the spelling games.
    Animals of Africa

    Unusual and exciting animals live in Africa because of Africa’s different landscapes. There are deserts, tropical rain forests, grasslands, rivers, lakes and mountains in the vast continent of beautiful Africa!

    Please can you find out some of the countries of Africa which are home to these wonderful animals and write a fact file about your research on one or more of the animals using Purple Mash. Some pictures too would be great. You can use clip art/animals!

    If you wish to draw your animal then attach it to an email. We would love to see them. Thank you! Please email us if you have any problems logging in to Purple Mash or saving your work.

    Leanne: mailbox41367@lgflmail.org

    Sarah (for Tyler’s class): mailbox41366@lgflmail.org

    Zebras and giraffes

    Camels

    Flamingos and ostriches

    Elephants

    Lions

    Hippos

    Hyenas

    Monkeys

    Cheetahs

    Penguins

    What do these animals eat? Are they vegetarians, vegans or meat eaters?
    What are micro-organisms?

    Microorganisms are tiny. They are so small they can only be seen with a microscope. Yeast is a helpful microorganism which makes bread rise. Bacteria is a microorganism which breaks down plants into nutrients and viruses can cause diseases.

    Read the Learner Guide and watch some of the Video Clips to find out more, especially the clip about Edward Jenner.

    Who was Edward Jenner?

    Why is he a famous scientist?


    Read more about him over here and answer the following questions.
    Art Shading

    You will need paper and a pencil for this lesson.

    In this lesson we are going to be: Creating an Abstract Artwork Using Line, Shape and Tone.

    What does abstract artwork mean?

    Abstract means we are not trying to create an artwork that looks like a person, place or object. We are not trying to create something real.

    We would love to see your artwork so why not take a photo of it and email it to us. We may display it in the Year 6 home learning gallery!
    Using Espresso.

    This collection of six modules covers Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism. Each module contains videos, activities, fact files and some printable resources.

    Which faith would you like to learn more about?

    Choose one this week. You could present what you have learnt using a PowerPoint presentation or by creating a poster.
    Transition from KS2 to KS3

    Watch the following videos on Espresso to explore more about moving on from Primary to Secondary School:

    A Typical Day

    Help and Support

    Think about what you want to achieve at secondary school. This is similar to what you did when you wrote your year 6 goals. Complete the activity over here.
    Make sure you do exercise daily. It’s good for your body and your brain! You can join in with Joe Wicks on YouTube every day live at 9am but this is also available anytime.

    Week Beginning 15th June

    Week Beginning 8th June

    Week Beginning 1st June

    You can view the archived Year 6 home learning from the first half of the summer term over here.