Here are some resources to help you while you are learning at home. Make sure you work hard, keep revising but also make time to have some fun too. Even though the government have now announced there will be no SAT examinations, it is important to remember that there will still be teacher assessments and more importantly, you need to get ready for secondary school. Don't forget to look after yourselves and your family. Stay well and we hope to see you all very soon.
Mrs McIlwain and Ms Hathaway
We know that at times it can be difficult to know what to do and when. The best thing to do is to get up at your usual time and follow your usual routine. Here is a suggested timetable to help you structure your learning at home:
8.50 - 9.20 Reading for Pleasure
9.20 - 10.20 Maths
10.20 - 10.40 Break - get up and move about and have a snack
10.40 - 11.20 Reading Comprehension
11.20 - 12.15 Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Revision OR Writing (including planning, writing and editing)
12.15 - 1.15 Lunch
1.15 - 3.15 Choose at least one topic activity and any other from the many suggestions on this page. During this time you may also want to complete your SATs homework grid.
Reading for Pleasure
Keep reading. It is important that you read for at least 20 minutes a day. When you finish a book, why not try to write your own 10 question quiz or complete a book review?
Things to read
Recommend reads for Year 6
In The News
Stay up to date
Kiddle is a great website for you to use to read about anything that might interest you - https://www.kiddle.co/
What is the title of your book?
What is the author's name?
Fiction or Non-fiction?
Make your review interesting. What is the book about? Who will it appeal to? What did you like/dislike about the book? If it is a fiction book make sure you don't give away key plot spoilers in your review so that any new readers don't have the story given away. If it is a non-fiction book, write three facts you have learnt.
Practise topics in your CGP Books. Use the following websites as well as My Maths to help you revise.
BBC Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z826n39
Maths is Fun - https://www.mathsisfun.com/
Please use My Maths to revise.
See document below for guidance about which activities to complete
Maths Revision Guide
Use the guide below to help you revise topics or use it if you get stuck. To show that you really know the concept e.g. radius of a circle, try making up your own SATs questions.
This is the time to practice your reading skills. Use your Reading CGP books as you would in class and, for extra practice, try out the 60 second reads below.
Get creative with a range of writing ideas. Aim to complete at least one writing activity each week. You need to take time to plan your writing, write your text and then re-read to edit and improve. This make take you several sessions over the week.
Other ideas for writing
There is a different picture everyday with suggested writing activities. You should read the story starter first, then have a go at editing the ‘sick sentences’ and the sentence challenge to get you thinking creatively. After this, you can have a go at finishing the story.
Grammar and punctuation
Use your CGP Grammar (Green) and Punctuation (Blue) to help you revise.
BBC Bitesize has lots of useful videos to watch to learn all about grammar, punctuation and spelling - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhrrd2p
Grammar Games -
Brithish Council - https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/grammar-practice
Fun English Games - http://www.funenglishgames.com/grammargames.html
Below is a Grammar Rap. Learn it to help you remember some of the terminology you need to know.
Learn as many spellings as you can from the Y3/4 and Y5/6 statutory word list. Use the grid to pick different activities to help you with your spelling. Choose between 8 and 10 to learn each day. Some of the words are really tricky so you might choose them again until you know them off by heart.
Why not ask a family member to test you on your spellings once you think you know them.
You can also go on to Spelling Frame to learn and play spelling games.
Topic - Geography
On the grid below you will find a variety of activities to learn more about North America. Be creative and have some fun.
Some useful websites to use to help you with your home learning.
North America: facts for kids
Britannia kids: North America
Practise these strengthening and stretching yoga poses to help keep you physically and mentally fit.
Choose from coding options here
Lots of excellent activities across the curriculum