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Easter Home Learning and Boredom Busters


Over the Easter holiday period (6th April - 17th April) you can take a break from your home learning. However, as many of you have been enjoying the work set, we have attached some activities that you might like to try. You can do a few each day or just dip in to them when you are looking for something to do. These are not compulsory! 


We do however want you to continue reading for 30 mins each day and practising times tables daily. 


Last week's activities are also still available, if you ran out of time and would still like to complete them.

Reading resources


- Children can read their own books independently and log their reading using the reading log attached, which encourages them to monitor and reflect on what they read.

- Or they could read Bug Club books independently as this gives interactive questions as they read.

- Or if they are reading with an adult there are some question ideas attached to encourage discussion and reflection on their reading.

- Test out your reading skills by completing one of the reading comprehension challenges in our weekly English resources. 


Week beginning: Monday 30th March 2020


English Tasks:

English WC  30 th March 2020


Monday 30th March 2020

  • Watch the video Eye of the storm by clicking on the link above
  • Write the five W’s down Who? What? Where? When? Why? 
  • Watch the clip again and consider what you would write for each of the 5W’s.
  • Once you have watched this for a second time complete your 5W’s. 
  • Who do we think the person is? What is he doing? Where is he? When is it

happening and why? 

  • How many 5W’s questions can you think of? E.g. where is he going? Where has he been? Where did the dragon come from? Record your questions in your book.


Tuesday 31st March 2020


  • Watch the film clip again
  • Open the document titled ‘Tuesday 31.03.20 Eye of the Storm’
  • You can find this in our English resource section.
  • Following the instructions, pausing the film when instructed and answer the questions.


Wednesday 1st April 2020

  • Today you will plan a character description of both characters – The figure and the dragon.
  • Watch the clip again, until 2.06s focus on the characters you see: the figure and the dragon. 
  • Watch and pause the film at 0.40s. Write two headings, behavior and appearance. Underneath each heading, write down as much as you possibly can about the dragon and his behaviour and appearance e.g. spikes, sharp teeth, two wings, likes being touched. 
  • Repeat with The Figure.


Thursday 2nd April 2020

Writing expanded noun phrases.


An expanded noun phrase is a phrase made up of a noun and at least one adjective.

If one or more adjectives are listed to describe the noun, a comma should be added to separate the sentence.

Using the words and phrases you gathered yesterday about the drangon and The Figure, write as many expanded noun phrases as you can. 


Friday  3rd April 2020


  • Today you will write a character description of both characters – The Figure and the dragon. 
  • Using your ideas and sentences from yesterday and Wednesday,  write two character descriptions. Remember showing, and not telling more about the character through their behavior and appearance.



Razor-sharp barbs edged its translucent wings and stretched like a menacing mane along its back. Two eyes glowed with the same burning intensity as the sun, and two

sharp spikes sat at its chin: a stark reminder of the dragon’s threat.



Maths Tasks:

To include one of the following: timestables, arithmetic and CGP reasoning book activities.


Maths WC 30.03.20


Monday 30th March 2020


  • Work through the PowerPoint. 
  • Solve problems in your notebook. 
  • Mark your work as you go. 
  • Remember the formula for working out the area of a parallelogram is base x height. You can use your revision books to help you. 


Tuesday 31st March 2020


  • Finding the area of parallelograms- choose one of Tuesdays challenges to complete. Select from Bronze, Silver or Gold. 
  • Print up worksheet or complete in your notebook.



Wednesday 1st April 2020


  • Work through the PowerPoint; solve as many problems as you can. 
  • Make jottings in your notebook if you need to. 



Thursday 2nd April 2020


  • Varied Fluency – practise those skills! Complete one challenge.
  • Remember D = Bronze challenge, E=Silver challenge GD=Gold challenge 
  • Complete on worksheet, or in your notebook. 


Friday 3rd April 2020


  • Problem Solving and reasoning! Complete one challenge.
  • Remember D = Bronze challenge, E=Silver challenge  GD=Gold challenge 
  • Complete on worksheet, or in your notebook. 




Arithmetic – exam questions


See the file –Exam arithmetic in our  resource section  


AREA - Exam questions 


Try some of the exam questions as an extension to your learning.  

See the file – Exam questions in our resource section. 




Choose one activity below in addition to your daily maths and English tasks.

Date set: WC30.03.20





Look at the notes that you made last week on either The Louisiana Purchase'. 'The Gold Rush, or The Transcontinental Railroad' With your notes can you produce a powerpoint presentation on your chosen topic (if you don't have powerpoint you download an alternative from here (but ask an adult first please!) Your presentation should include:


Steps To Success


A title page

An introduction (explain briefly the topic that you are going to tell people about)

Include a slide of facts about your chosen topic

A map or two that show your topic clearly


Extra challenge – Create a glossary to explain any topic words that you have used in your presentation.


Now go and show your presentation to others in your family and wow them with your knowledge!






Well done with your fantastic Native American Art last week if you chose to do it. As we complete our America's topic we are going to fast forward to modern day New York and challenge you to create a skyscraper silhouette! We did something similar for the Blitz before Christmas


You will need:


White paper

Black card (you can colour in white paper/card if you do not have black card


You can use the designs on the document below, or choose your own design


Extra challenges: choose The Statue of Liberty, and/or include a design with some cut out windows!


Extra extra challenge: Look at this video tutorial and draw your own silhouette then paint





Over the last few weeks you have been learning about the weather in French. As a refresher, and practise the vocabulary on the powerpoint. You can also go to Google Tranlsate and put in some words and phrases in and repeat them. Using the sheet below, can you work out the weather that is being described and draw it in the boxes (aujord'hui means today)


If you want an extra challenge then you can choose some weather that isn't on the sheet and draw some extra pictures






Reversible or Irreversible? It is time to get outside and get a little mucky. You are going to make your own water filter. Have a look at this video to see why filtering water is so important.


Firstly you need to get a jug of muddy water. Your next challenge is to make a water filter. You need (don't worry if you don't have all of these though). 2 litre bottle, gravel, sand, cotton wool and some larger stones (4/5cm length). If you don't have any of these then don't worry. You can look at this video of a completed filter


Challenge! Make your own water filter and see if it works and answer the following questions.


Does the filter work? Does the filter keep working? Is this a reversible or irrerversilbe change? Why does it work? How could you improve filter. Share photps and videos with your friends and teachers, so you can compare the filters. Enjoy!


Personal, Social & Health Education (PSHCE)


Keep a gratitude journal for a week. In this booklet each day you can list what you have done to make other people happy in the day as well as people, or events that have made you happy. Examples may be follows: helped dad with cooking the dinner; phoned my nan to see how she was; heard the birds singing in the garden or eating a lovely breakfast. It is up to you.


You can use the template below, or create your own. Write down with care and best presentation. You may decide that you want to do this each week!











Topic and foundation resources WC 30.03.20

Science Resources

Topic and foundation lessons WC 30.03.20

Mrs Groves and Mrs Dobson are the class teachers

We LOVE to read! We started to read Cirque Du Freak in class, many of the children were hooked. Unfortunatley we may not get to finish it anf find oit what happens to Darren Shan!You may like to purchase a copy, so children can finish the book at home.

We LOVE to read! We started to read Cirque Du Freak in class, many of the children were hooked. Unfortunatley we may not get to finish it anf find oit what happens to Darren Shan!You may like to purchase a copy, so children can finish the book at home.  1

Welcome to Fox Class


Homework is obviously the best way for you to support your child at school. Reading with them regularly (at least three times per week), talking to them about their writing (talk homework) and helping them with their spellings and times tables are essential.

Reading: Children need to read at home with an adult at least three times a week. This reading should be recorded in their reading diaries and signed by an adult. In addition, they should be encouraged to read independently as much as possible. When reading with them it is helpful to ask them questions on what they have read to check their understanding and develop their inference and deduction skills. We appreciate your support with helping your child with this crucial skill. Reading books and diaries will need to be in school every day. Children have also been allocated a large number of books on their ActiveLearn account via ‘Bug Club’. Reading diaries will be checked on a Friday and a reward given to the children that have read at home at least 3 times during the week.

Maths: A majority of homework will be set using It will be set every week online on a Friday and this needs to be completed by the following Friday. On occasion, paper-based homework may be set. If Internet access is a problem then please speak to your child’s teacher so we can make other arrangements.

Spellings: will be set on a Friday and the children will be tested the following Friday at which point they need to bring in their completed work. Children are expected to practise these at home. This can be done by way of a test, or using ‘Look, Cover, Say, Write, Check’. Sheets will be given out and spellings will be copied into their reading records every Monday. Spelling work should be completed with joined and fluent writing and sentences should be completed to the best of the pupils’ ability.

Talk Homework: This will be set approximately every three weeks and will help the children prepare for an extended writing task that they will undertake at the end of each unit of work.

Topic: At the beginning of every half-term, children will receive a number of activities to complete. They may choose 1 activity per week from the menu provided. This homework will be based on our current topics as well as supporting all of our English-based objectives.

All homework activities will be monitored every week and the children will need to catch up on any homework that is missed.

Year 6 Study / Revision Guide