Year 6 Home Learning Activities

Year 6 General Home Learning Activities

It is important that we all try and keep to a routine whilst we are away from school. Leanne and Sarah have put together a suggested daily timetable for the Year 6 children.

You can view the activities over here.
Understanding ratios is made easier when you can see some examples in front of you - perfect for online home working!

The short videos over here are a good starting point to start your learning.

Ready for your first task?

We are going to start by using ratio language. The worksheet over here will make it simple with some diagrams to help you.

You should know all about fractions from your Year 5 maths learning. Ratios and fractions have a close relationship. You can learn more over here.

The ratio symbol is key to holding this all together. We are going to complete some ratio sentences using the symbol over here.

Now it is time to calculate some ratios. There are some word problems to solve over here.

Our final ratio exercise involves using scale numbers. Don't worry - it's not as scary as it sounds! More is explained over here.

Don't worry if you get stuck on any of these. Ratios can be tough. Just watch the videos again to help you understand how ratios work.


We have a special assignment for the Burnet News Club members in Year 6. This is based on the presentation of the Covid-19 outbreak in the news.

You can find the pdf file to download and read over here.

The worksheet addresses the idea of facts about Coronavirus being reported. It will help you with strategies for analysing news.

There are some statements for you to read and then analyse. It is healthy to be sceptical of some sources that claim to be news!

The worksheet asks you to reflect on the sources, and then explain your reasoning.

Finally there is the opportunity to improve your interviewing techniques. You can speak with members of your household and get their opinion on the way in which the news around Covid-19 is presented.

Week Beginning 30th March

We have a daily English activity for you to work through.

The following English activities are based on Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by JK Rowling. Don't worry if you do not have a copy of the book as all of the extracts from the novel are included as well as Youtube links to the film.

The daily activities will keep you all busy and they include reading comprehension questions, grammar, spelling and punctuation tasks, revision reminder cards, daily writing activities and fun-time extras.

English Monday 30th March

English Tuesday 31st March

English Wednesday 1st April

English Thursday 2nd April

English Friday 3rd April
We have the latest edition of First News ready for you to read. It has plenty of news stories explaining what is happening with the Corona virus.

Please read through the newspaper over here. You can then choose one story and summarise this. Think of what the most important parts of the story are, and then list them.
It is important that we can interpret the numbers we read in the news, particularly in the current climate.

Supported by KPMG, an accounting firm, we've created a s​et of activities to help you make sense of the numbers in the news and make your own judgments based on evidence.

These activities are designed to be used at home by a pupil working alone or with a parent.

Your focus should be on:

Investigating how numbers can be presented to support a viewpoint.

Interrogate the accuracy of claims in the headlines.

Adjust your thinking in light of new findings.

Analyse numerical evidence to help solve a social issue.

You can find the Numeracy in the News worksheet over here.


If you feel inspired to create some artwork at home then why not design some posters showing that you support our wonderful NHS staff?

Many children throughout the country are creating rainbow posters and placing them in their windows. The idea is help key workers be happy on their way to work each morning.

Think about adding a rainbow to your design. This is a symbol that many children are using to show that they support the brave NHS staff who work in our hospitals.

We would love to share any of your posters on the Michael Faraday School website! You can scan in your poster, or take a photo of it with a phone, and then upload using the box below.

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