Portishead Primary School

Portishead Primary School

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Year 6 Home Learning

Term 6

Week 1

Year 6 Week Beginning: 1st June 2020
Curriculum Area Links and Documents Description and Instructions
Reading https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/  Online books. Please read you books complete the quiz that goes with each book. 

Genre Focus: Newspapers 


Lesson 1: Newspaper: Reading Comprehension- Fact Retrieval 

For this lesson, watch the video and use the buttons on the bottom of the screen navigate between activities. When you have listened to the input, answer the questions in your exercise books. Then, play the video again to check your answers. At the end of the lesson, complete the quiz to see how well you have done! 


Lesson 2: Newspaper: Reading Comprehension- Fact Retrieval 

Listen carefully to the input in the video and follow the same structure as yesterday’s lesson. 


Lesson 3: Newspaper: Identifying features of a text 

Listen carefully to the input in the video. During the independent task, write your answers in your exercise book (don’t worry about the worksheet). It may help you to number your answers for the structural or grammatical features. When you have finished, go back to the video to check your answers. 


Lesson 4: Newspaper: Using direct speech to write quotes 

Listen carefully to the input in the video and carefully review how to use punctuation for direct speech. Complete the task in your exercise books and then check the video for answers. 


Lesson 5: Newspaper: Writing a newspaper report 

Listen carefully to the input in the video. Today you will be writing your newspaper report informing people about Buckbeak attacking Malfoy. Use the worksheet that you looked at in lesson 3 as a WAGOLL to help you with your structure. When you have finished, edit your writing carefully. Teachers would love you to ask parents send these to year group emails. Please do not upload any of your work online to any social media sites. 

Please follow the correct links as given on the left. These lessons will build up skills throughout the unit and you will produce a final written piece in lesson 5. 

Use the button in the right hand corner of the screen to navigate between sections of the lesson. You can pause the video and come back to it at any point.  

Spelling Spellings Year 6 Week 1 Practise and learn the spellings taught in your Oak English lesson. You might like to do a pre-test at the start of the week to see how much progress you make. 
Vocabulary L6 Angry Words  Watch the Mrs Wordsmith lesson and complete the activities in your exercise books. 

Each day’s learning can be found here: 



Monday – fractions to percentages 

You may want to print some of the blank hundred squares to support you in this lesson. 

If you are working at home, for question 2c) on the worksheet, you’re not likely to have a partner to compare work with! However, you can think about the different ways that people might have represented the fractions in 2a).

Blank hundred squares

Lesson 1 Fractions to percentages

Lesson 1 Answers Fractions to percentages


Tuesday – equivalent FDP 

Again, the blank hundred squares may be useful.

Lesson 2 Equivalent FDP

Lesson 2 Answers Equivalent FDP


Wednesday – order FDP 

If you are working at home, for question 3f) on the worksheet, rather than comparing with a partner, you could consider why someone might disagree with you about which questions were easier. 

Lesson 3 Order FDP

Lesson 3 Answers Order FDP


Thursday – percentages of amounts 

If you are at home, it would be interesting to share your thinking for question 4 with an adult or an older sibling if you can.

Lesson 4 Percentage of an amount 2

Lesson 4 Answers Percentage of an amount 2


Friday’s lesson is the Family Challenge. The activity is on the same page as the learning videos, or you can find it on the BBC Bitesize Year 6 page. The most suitable questions for Year 6 are 1 to 6 but why not try the others with someone at home! 


Challenge of the week: Connect Three 


We are working on Week 6 – wc 1st June  


This block of learning focuses upon fractions, decimals and percentages. 


You can either print the worksheets or just write the answers in your exercise book. Remember that questions marked with a thought bubble are supposed to be a bit more of a challenge. 

Maths – online programmes  https://ttrockstars.com/  Please play on Garage for at least 3 minutes per day. 

Key question: How is igneous rock formed? 

In this lesson you will be finding out how igneous rocks are formed linking to the structure of the earth. 

Before you start the lesson talk about:  Where do rocks come from? What do you think is below the surface of the earth?  How old is the earth and when did it form? 


Click here to start your lesson  

Rocks Lesson 1 worksheet

  • Introductory quiz – complete but don’t worry of you get something wrong. 
  • Video – pause when asked and complete the tasks set out the worksheet or on paper.  
  • Exit quiz – repeat questions from introductory quiz.  Well done 
  • Optional extension task – Build a model volcano.  Follow the instructions set out on the natural history museum website  
  • Want to find out more? If you want to read more check out 

Resources: pencil, worksheet, ruler 

The worksheet provides a guide through each lesson’s tasks.  If you do not wish to print it out, tasks can be completed on paper or in a notebook. 



Health & Safety: During the video you will see an experiment being carried out.  If you wish to replicate the experiment please make sure you have adult supervision and the hair is tied back, sleeves firmly rolled up and if possible, goggles to cover eyes.  Please make sure all flames are extinguished by pouring over cold water. 


Lesson 1: Who was Siddhartha Gautama?  


In this lesson we will be learning about Siddhartha Gautama. He is the first individual to have achieved enlightenment through the practice of meditation. He became known as Buddha, which means ‘the enlightened one’. We will learn about his life and his journey to enlightenment. 

 You will need a pen or pencil and your exercise book to completed this lesson. Pause the lesson when the teachers tells you to and start it again when you have completed the task. 


Jo Wicks Daily PE Lesson 

Cosmic Kids Yoga  

Just Dance 


There are a lot of PE activities available that you can do depending on the space or resources available. Here are some suggestions. 

Examples by Andy Goldsworthy 

Examples suitable for children of any age 

Create some art inspired by Andy Goldsworthy.  

Create your own picture or pattern with natural materials by and using things you find. Go on a walk or look in your garden or other outdoor space. Gather some small items together – leaves, petals, grasses, pebbles. (Don’t break bits off oftrees or plants please!) Find a suitable space at home or outdoors. Arrange your items to make a pattern or picture. Take photos of your work to share. 

Wider Curriculum

Super Hero Power 

Superhero Activity Worksheet 

Discover your superhero qualities with this fun activity! 


Term 5 


We always encourage all children to read at home and we know many of you have many lovely books to read. In order for your child to continue being able to read book banded reading books selected at their level of reading ability, your child now has an account with Bug Club https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0 where they have been allocated reading books based on their book band or reading age. They have books to read in ‘My Stuff’ and then after completing all of the activities based on the books, they will go into ‘My Library’ to read. Please use our pupil guide below to help you navigate Bug Club. You should have received their username and password through an announcement on Class Charts (the school code is popr). If you have not received this, or have trouble accessing the site, please email your child's year group address.

We recommend reading 1 or 2 books a week rather than racing ahead - quality reading rather than quantity will help you improve your reading more. The first reading should focus on decoding, the second reading will focus on comprehension and completing the activities and try some reading with prosody (intonation, pitch and expression) for a few pages too when you read aloud.

Home learning packs are also available from the Hamilton Trust https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/blog/learning-home-packs/

Each pack contains 5 days of mixed reading, grammar, spelling and writing opportunities, planned around a weekly theme. Some days contain a lot of activities so please don't feel pressured to complete everything. Notes for parents and carers are included, as well as sheets which can be printed for children to work on. However, this is not essential and written responses could be recorded on paper, in a notebook, or typed.

Bug Club User Guide


Daily Maths lessons are provided through White Rose Maths https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ which is a high-quality resource we use in school. For Years 1-6, each lesson video starts with a 'Flashback' to review prior learning, then a short tutorial video with example questions which are fully explained.

Follow-up worksheets can be downloaded below, although again, if you don't have access to a printer, these can be completed on paper. Answers are also provided so you can talk through your child's work and help them if they get stuck. For Early Years, each week is based around a story book but you don't need to have the book to do the activity.

Please also remind your child to practice their times tables recall frequently using Times Tables Rock Stars. Well done messages and house points are sent to the top 3 children in each Key Stage every Friday and many teachers set their own challenges and rewards for effort. If your child doesn't have their log-in details, please email their year group address for help.

Week 4 Resources - 18th May










The wider Curriculum

 Year 6 Term 5 Home learning Activities

Year 6 Term 5 Spelling Overview

Year 5/6 Statutory Words

Please also see the activities and resources for all year groups page for further more ideas.

Term 4

Please work through the booklets and packs  we have sent home and see the additional activities below.