Please find a list below of a variety of different ideas for home learning during the current school closure period. The home learning section in the parents area has lots of useful links and websites for all ages so take a look at that too for lots of ideas!
We have arranged the activities into different curriculum subjects, please make sure that you focus on a variety of different curriculum areas. Please also remember the importance of the regular home learning ideas such as reading, practising spellings and basic arithmetic.
Above all, make sure that you enjoy the home learning you decide to do and stay safe. Miss Garner and Miss Buxton would love to see some of the work you do over this time, so please show us when we return to school!
It is vitally important that during this period of isolation and social distancing that you do activities that you enjoy to keep your mental health good.
Duolingo - free app individualised programme for children to follow. Is the option to buy an ad free version.
National Geographic kid’s section, lots of great stuff to inspire! https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/
National History Museum – great activities and info https://www.nhm.ac.uk/
Nasa’s kid’s section, hoards of exploration to do! https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html#.VpP5hDZH3zI
San Francisco Symphony - great website for children to explore and create music http://www.sfskids.org/
Dallas Symphony Orchestra – another great music website https://www.mydso.com/dso-kids
Scratch - coding activities for children https://scratch.mit.edu/
BBC bitesize Primary advice: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary
BBC children’s videos: https://www.bbc.co.uk/tv/cbbc
In preparation for high school, Year 6 children receive homework on a Friday and it is due in on a Monday. It will be based on their learning and should be completed independently and neatly with pencil. Please support your child in ensuring they take their homework seriously as it is a great way for them to develop skills like independence and resilience and it allows Miss Buxton and Miss Garner to identify any areas they may need further support. Thank you very much
Children will receive spellings on a Friday and must practise them regularly throughout the week in order to complete a test on the following Thursday/Friday. We recommend 15 minutes a day. Spelling Shed is a great method to learn them by playing games and completing assignments. The spellings for each week will be set as an assignment on Spelling Shed. Pupils have a username and password and can even access it on their phones! Each class will display the top 3 spellers of the week within the classroom and rewards will be given!
Let's ensure Year 6 win the weekly Spelling Shed competition
The Spelling SAT is likely to be made up of a mixture of the Years 5/6 and 3/4 spellings. Keep learning them so you are prepared to get 20/20! You can access both of these spelling lists on Spelling Shed or even in your reading records!
Fluent times tables from 0-12 is an absolute must by Year 6 and will really help the children in their Maths SATs. It is also important they know the related division facts eg. If 6 x 4 = 24, then 24 divided by 6 = 4. Very speedy tablers will also be able to supersize and super skinny their tables.