If your teachers need you to follow up your classwork, prepare for your next lessons or practice what you have learnt at home, they will let you know and post reminders in Microsoft Teams. you will be able to find all the resources you need there.
If you find yourself at home because your family is self-isolating or in quarantine because of the Covid-19 pandemic, your teachers will tell you how you can follow the work they are doing in class. But you may also find it useful to try some of the activities that we set for home learning during the lockdown. These activities are all suitable for your current year group, so we've left them up here.
If you need some work to do at home and you cannot find enough to keep you busy in Teams or on this page, you can find fresh lessons every day in the Oak Academy. These lessons may not be the same as the ones happening in your class, but it's all good stuff, and perfect for your Year group. They have three lessons a day - English, Maths and Something Else - to keep you busy.
By Year 6 we expect children to be challenging themselves with their reading choices. This includes chosing from a range of genres and levels of difficulty. We hope that the reading challenge will inspire children to read regularly, complete texts and discuss what they have read in more depth.
Children should spend some time reading for enjoyment every day. Reading out loud is still really important, not so much to test if they can read the words, but to help them understand with they are reading and to share their thoughts about it with someone else.
Reading to children is also really important and enjoyable, even when they are fluent readers themselves.
Children are used to making a note in their log book of words they need to learn. While they are at home, they can still do this, even though they may not have their logbook. If they have to look up a spelling when they are doing some writing, or if they come across an interesting word when they are reading, they can make a note, and choose a few words each week to practice.
Words you should know by the end of Year 6.
The National Curriculum expects children to be able to spell all of these words by the end of Year 6. Don't try to learn them all at once: check off the ones you can already do, and choose a few at a time to learn and practise at home.
Now that the children are in Year 6 it is vital that they are able to quickly recall their times tables to 12 x 12 to help them prepare for their SATs and more importantly for secondary school.
We expect children in Year 6 to be regularly rehearsing their times tables as part of their homework routine. This is particularly important if there are some tables that are not yet fluent.
Get links to helpful resources for Year 6.