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MARCH 2020


Hi Year 6.  I hope you are all well and staying safe.  Here are some tasks that you can have a go at - they are all building on learning that we have already covered this year.  Just try your best with them.  If you want to contact me at all, my email address is

Please take care of yourselves,

Mrs Kissick :-)



Literacy-based tasks

Handwriting - use lined paper to practise your handwriting.  Remember the basic rule - all letters join, apart from capitals. You could find some short poems to copy out.


Alphabetical order - list words that begin with the same first, second, third, fourth letter in alphabetical order.  Use a dictionary to check.


Reading - find a book to read.  Read it for enjoyment, enjoy the plot and the characters.

Use a notebook /make a notebook from A4 paper to write your thoughts and reflections down as you read your book.

Create a character description of one of the main characters - think about which descriptive language / phrases you could use.

Predict the ending of the story - why do you think it might end in this way?

Create a new character for your book.  How will they fit into the story?

Read aloud to someone - ask them to ask you questions about what you've read.

Can you list the verbs / adjectives used on one page of your book?

Think about how the author makes you want to carry on reading.  List the strategies that they have used.

Think about how the main characters' actions show their feelings / thoughts.

Which words or phrases has the author used to create a frightening or tense atmosphere / to make you laugh?



Letter writing - write a formal letter to Henry VIII - ask him about life in Tudor times and aspects of his life that we have learnt about.  Think carefully about the layout of and language in your letter - where should the addresses go / the position of the date / the language you need to use to make the letter formal / how you need to sign your letter off.  Once you have written your formal letter, re-write it as an informal letter.  Think carefully how the layout and language will be different.

Balanced argument - we were just starting some work on writing a balanced text before I disappeared on Tuesday!  We looked at a few different texts that gave a balanced argument based on a question, e.g. should children bring mobile phones to school?  Write a balanced argument about whether Henry VIII was right to execute Anne Boleyn.  Remember it's important that your writing gives both sides of the argument in a balanced way, before you give your own opinion. You could also think of a topic of your choice to base your writing on. 

Persuasive writing - remember that persuasive writing is one-sided - it is written to convince people to think or buy something.  Write a piece of persuasive writing based on one or all of the following - should PE be compulsory in schools? / why should people self-isolate at the moment? / should dogs be allowed on all Gower beaches all year round?  Think carefully about they types of phrases that you need to include, e.g. Obviously, many people believe, why wouldn't you...? etc.

Non-chronological report writing - We live in a beautiful part of the world, surrounded by amazing beaches.  Research the history of a range of Gower beaches and produce an information leaflet based on them.  Include illustrations or photographs.  Remember a non-chronological report needs an introduction and a conclusion.  Fun facts are always a nice touch too!

Story writing - Choose a theme for your story - anything you like.  Choose 2 characters and where your story will be set.  Plan your story using the 5 parts - beginning, build-up, climax, resolution and ending.  Plan to use descriptive words and phrases.  Set speech out effectively using punctuation, speech marks and words that are more interesting than 'said'.  Once you have written your story in a controlled way, edit and improve it - does it make sense / could you add any punctuation / could you improve any of the description / have you used enough exciting vocabulary?  Now make your story into an illustrated book using A4 paper.  Remember a cover and a blurb on the back!


Maths tasks

Make yourself 2 sets of 0 - 9 cards, just like the ones we use in school.

Use your cards to make your own numbers to add / subtract / multiply / divide.

Addition - create numbers with 3, 4 or 5 digits.  Add them together using column addition.  Add 2 or 3 numbers together.  Check your answers using the inverse (opposite) operation.

Subtraction - create 3, 4 or 5 digit numbers.  Subtract a smaller number from a larger number - remember which goes on the top.  Check your answers using the inverse (opposite) operation.

Multiplication - create 3 or 4 digit numbers to multiply by a 1 or 2 digit number.  Remember what happens to the tens number when multiplying by a 2 digit number and you add a 0 to the second row of working out. Check your answers using the inverse (opposite) operation.

Division - create 3 or 4 digit numbers and divide them by a single digit. Check your answers using the inverse (opposite) operation - think carefully how this will be affected if your division has a remainder.



Choose 2 of your cards and create a proper fraction (the numerator is less than the denominator).  List 4 fractions that are equivalent to (the same as) your fraction. Eg - 1/2 = 2/4 = 3/6 = 4/8 = 5/10


Choose 2 cards and create an improper fraction (the numerator is greater than the denominator).  change your fraction into a mixed number (a whole number and fraction).  Eg - 6/4 = 1 2/4 = 1 1/2  


Choose 4 cards to create 2 proper fractions.  Add these fractions together - remember to find the common denominator before trying to add fractions with different denominators.  What is the lowest number in both of these times tables?  Eg - 1/2 + 2/3 (6 is the lowest number in the 2 and 3 times tables so change both into sixths)  Remember that you must do the same to the numerator and denominator.  3/6 + 4/6 = 7/6 = 1 1/6


Times tables

Tables bugs for all times tables in order to reinforce old tables and learn new ones.

Ask someone to test you on random times tables from which ever one you are learning.

Recreate our weekly times tables test, splitting your page into 4 and testing yourself on the division facts as well.


Topic-based tasks


Research the Marie-Rose - how is it connected to Henry VIII?  Where is it now?  When was it discovered?  How did it come to be there?  What is its history?  Create an information leaflet / fact file all about the Mari-Rose and what you have found out.


Use an empty cereal box to create a Tudor house - what characteristics did Tudor houses have?  How will you recreate these using a cardboard box?!  If you have access to any wood, you could make a framework as a base for your house and then stick white paper on top.  Then add detail to your structure using a black felt pen or pencil.


Design a poster to summarise the main dates and aspects of the Tudor period that we have learnt about.  How will you make your poster eye-catching and attractive?


Science tasks


The link below will take you to a great pack of kitchen sink science investigations that can be carried out with only a few pieces of equipment.  I like it because it gives you extension activities and points to discuss with someone else.



Every morning at 9am, on You Tube, Joe Wicks is doing a live, half an hour PE session for children of all ages (and adults too!). Why not join in - if you're up?!! 


Remember to email me if you have any questions smileylaughsmiley





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