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Home Learning

We hope you are managing the home learning we are putting out and enjoying the changing themes. For each theme, we will provide recommended activities  which can be completed alongside the educational websites/resources we have provided separately. Each topic will be adopted across the entire school and should therefore alleviate some of the pressures of home education, particularly for families who have children in more than one year group. We would like to take this opportunity to stress that our home learning packs are flexible and should be adapted to reflect the needs of your individual family, slotting in the activities suggested in a way which suits you best. Whatever you are doing as a family is more than enough, these are unprecedented times and, as has always been our outlook, the well-being of your children and family is paramount – don’t be too hard on yourselves and ensure your routine works for you.


We understand that our school community has a range of different circumstances with regard to home IT devices. We know for some families, children do not have access to a device all of the time (as it may be being used by other siblings or adults working from home) and therefore need content that can be looked at online and then completed offline. We know that some children do have access to a device all of the time and therefore benefit from online content (such as Abacus, Ed City and videos). We also know that most families do not have access to a printer so we have only included a few printable activities on our home learning. We have designed the majority of our tasks so that children/families would look at the activity online and then complete the activity using their exercise book. When you see a document online, for example the weekly Maths Challenges - questions can be opened on the screen and then answers written into exercise books. The document itself does not need printing. Equally, reading comprehension activities, can be read from the screen and then questions responded to in exercise books. The children will be somewhat used to this format as we often pose questions on our classroom screens and they respond in their work books. 


Please click the links below to access the plans and resources for each week. 








The planning below is for 23rd March - 3rd April 2020. This was our first response to providing home learning and we have since revised our format. The updated planning will be posted above.

At present, many of the resources and activities here are what you will have received in your pack. This area of our website is likely to be subject to change in the coming days. Please refer to your letter from Miss Rogers to help support your home learning set up.

Look after yourselves everyone and keep smiling. 

Year 6 Home Education Pack

Here are a list of resources you can use for your home education learning for the time being. Please refer to the timetable within your master pack as a suggestion to when you could complete these tasks.

Look after yourselves and remember to keep smiling.

Happy learning J



In your yellow folder we have included a spelling menu to help inspire the ways in which you can practise your spellings over the comings days. Remember to use your ‘Super spellings Strategy’ pack to help you with extra ideas of how to practise your spellings. See our English page on the website to download this again if needed.

We have also included the Year 5 and 6 Statutory Spelling list from the National Curriculum which you could also practise too! There are also some word searches to help you practise these words too.


Offline activities

Spelling Set 1 – Year 6 statutory words to learn.












Spelling Set 2 – Year 6 statutory words to learn.












  • You could also use your child’s yellow spelling book to revisit previously given spellings to see how much they have remembered. The children are very good at learning for a test but can they put the correct spelling into a sentence? E.g. I would love a yacht

Online activities

You have been assigned a variety of spelling activities on Education City too to keep you busy.

  • Space Race            - Words Win Prizes




Offline activities

  • Continue to read 5 x a week
  • Complete the March reading challenge
  • Reading comprehension activity – Gaby to the Rescue
  • Read chapter three and four of the Borrowers.
  1. Summarise the main events within these chapters using our rule of 5 (five main points).
  2. Picture inference sheet with attached questions


Online activities

-Access Pobble 365 each day and complete the various activities connected to the image of the day.


Offline activities

In your packs you will find: your plan from Thursday’s Literacy lesson, a success criteria of the key features to include in your writing, a character description summary from class discussion and chapter 2 for your reference.

In English this term we have been looking at The Borrowers by Mary Norton. Read Chapter Two of the Borrowers, paying close attention to the way the author has introduced both the setting and the main characters. Feel free to annotate your texts as you would in a Blended Reading session.


Create a thought shower with the following title:

“What makes an effective description?”


Using the text as an example, plan and write:

  • A setting description of the Clock family’s home.
  • A character description (choose between Arrietty, Pod or Homily).
  • A short dialogue between the members of the Clock family (new line new speaker, inverted commas etc).
  • EXTENSION: Writing task surrounding a Borrower family of your design (setting, character profiles, narrative, diary etc.)


Online activities

Grammar and Reading focus -

  • Education City – By the Book
  • Education City – Football Fame
  • Education City - Wilderness Park


Offline activities

  • Arithmetic Paper – to continue embedding your mental maths skills
  • Place Value and Rounding Activities – see attached.
  • Addition and Subtraction Word Problems – see attached.
  • Classroom Secrets - Co-ordinates activities – see attached.
  • Classroom Secrets - Fractions of Amounts – see attached.
  • Abacus - Multiplying decimal numbers – see attached.
  • Abacus - Multiplying two by two digits and word problems – see attached.
  • Abacus - Two digit division – see attached.

Online activities

  • Times Table Rockstars – access to times tables practise 1x – 12x for 15 minutes each day.
  • Select a new Abacus game/level to play on each day. You have been assigned a vast variety of Abacus games in order to revisit and consolidate your learning from your lessons in Year 6.
  • – Maths Games e.g. Hit the Button

Music - Tudor Music



Listen to this piece of Tudor recorder music carefully.

  • What do you notice about the tempo?
  • Are there any other musical elements you can make a comment on like dynamics, pitch, duration, structure, texture, timbre?


Singing & Playing


Don’t try to deny it, Mrs Irons knows this is your favourite Spring Time Song: ‘Spring Chicken’

Practise this song and then teach someone at home the actions whilst you sing.

Making your own music

Make up your own rap about the Tudors.

  • The verse can be rapped but the chorus has to have some singing in it.
  • If you get stuck for ideas you can look at the horrible Histories Tudor rap but no copying!
  • If you wanted to record your music, Mrs Irons would love to see or hear it.


Instrumentalists: Don't forget to practise.

Over the next few weeks Mrs Irons will be busy writing new tunes for you to try out.


Digi Map for schools -Log onto

USERNAME: RG248AJ             PASSWORD: zieked8351

(this is a subscription the school pays for our children to use and as such, log in details should not be shared wider than this)

  • Create a profile about Basingstoke based only on what you can find out about it using Digi Map. Remember to change the map selector from Ordnance Survey to Aerial and also to the 1950s/1890s.
  • Research the capital of Jamaica (Kingston) using Google Maps/Google Earth and compare its physical and human features to those which you know exist in Basingstoke.
  • Complete the European Cities quiz -
  • Create a fact file or leaflet about the history of Basingstoke. Using your knowledge of how to use search engines effectively, can you research some of these key aspects? Who is Thomas Burberry? Why is there a statue of Jane Austin outside the Willis Museum?


  • Research and create a fact file about electricity and the different symbols which represent each component in a circuit.
  • Draw a map of your house and label with all of the electrical circuits that you can find. For example your bedroom lamp and the cooker.
  • Thomas Edison electricity comprehension – to learn more about this fantastic topic
  • Please also see Education City for a few electricity themed games.
  • Please feel free to conduct any electrical experiments that you may have the materials for at home e.g. can you make an electrical circuit without a battery?


  • Create an eye catching fact file about Kev Munday – a local Basingstoke artist that we have been studying this half term.
  • Continuing on from our class project, can you draw your own Kev Munday style picture and colour this using resources that you have at home?
  • Design and sketch your own Borrower family – create your characters, their home and everyday items they might use.
  • Practise your sketching techniques – working with shade, tone and form.  
  • Talk about Austin’s Butterfly – assess work and how you could improve it next time



If you would like to continue practising your French vocabulary, here are a few games that have been assigned on your Education City accounts.

  • Education City – Ici, c’est comme ca?
  • Education City – Toute la famille



  • Create an inventive game to increase their heart rates and teach it to a younger sibling. Can they be a successful coach to motivate, encourage and help their sibling to improve their skills along the way?
  • Here is a link to some relaxing yoga activities if you would like to encourage a moment of calm in your day.
  • To body coach TV: Kids work outs


Other: Research your journey to Secondary School – plot your new route.