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Year 6

Year 6 Homework Grid - Spring 1 Term 2021

DT / ART

 

Research hieroglyphics then write your name in a cartouche and write a secret message for someone to decipher.

 

Take a virtual tour and look at ancient Egyptian artefacts at the British Museum. https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/galleries/egyptian-life-and-death

Then choose an artefact to draw and label one. Write a few sentences about what you have learnt about the ancient Egyptians from studying the artefact.

 

Follow an art tutorial online such as this one here:

http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

 

Try an arty activity from the Tate Gallery

https://www.tate.org.uk/kids

MUSIC

 

Research the instruments that were played in ancient Egyptian times.

 

Pick your favourite music artist or band, write a short biography about them and learn one of their songs.

 

Learn a new song and perform it to someone in your house

 

Make an ancient Egyptian musical instrument using recycled materials.

https://www.mamalisa.com/blog/how-to-make-an-egyptian-instrument-called-a-sistrum/

 

HISTORY

 

 

Research an area of interest to you about the ancient Egyptians. Create a poster or fact file about what you have learned.

 

 

Explore a timeline of artefacts in the British Museum:

https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/

Take a virtual tour. Scroll down the page and click on ‘Virtual Tour’ using the link below (You can visit the ancient Egyptian galleries):

https://www.britishmuseum.org/

GEOGRAPHY

 

Draw a map of ancient Egypt.

 

Explain why the river Nile was so important to the ancient Egyptians.

 

Create a poster about climate change and what we can do to help.

 

Visit National Geographic to find out some interesting facts about the world:

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

 

Go on a virtual field trip to the zoo:

https://www.zsl.org/zsl-london-zoo/virtual-london-zoo

ENGLISH

 

Write a biography on an ancient Egyptian pharaoh.

 

Write a full review of a story you have recently read – title, author, characters, plot, opinions…

 

Write a poem based on what you can see from your window.

 

Write a letter or postcard to a friend or relative.

 

Create a cartoon strip of an interesting event from a story that you have read.

 

Keep a diary of what you have been up to each day and how you are feeling.

 

 

 

SCIENCE

 

Research the circulatory system. Explain why it is important.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks2-how-our-circulatory-system-keeps-us-alive/zhf76v4

 

 

Design your own science experiment using objects in your house e.g. are red cars faster the blue cars? Which ball is the bounciest? Will seeds grown in different environments?

 

Bird Watch – how many different types of birds visit your garden at this time of year – keep a diary.

 

Try a fun science experiment (Ask an adult’s permission first and always stay safe!):

http://www.sciencefun.org/kidszone/experiments/

READ

 

Read for at least ten minutes every day.

 

Read a non-fiction text, such as a newspaper, a play or a factual book.  

 

Read a news article with your family and discuss it.

 

Make a Reading Den for some peace and quiet away from distractions.

 

Listen to a free story on Audible:

https://stories.audible.com/discovery

 

PE

 

Try a new form of exercise that is different to your usual preference

 e.g. dance, gymnastics, skipping, aerobics, circuits, walking, jogging etc…

 

Try a Cosmic Kids Yoga session:

https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/

 

Go on a walk and look for the colours of the rainbow.

 

Create a new game that we could play as a class. Remember to think about the rules, the equipment needed and how the winners will be decided.

Maths

 

Research the ancient Egyptian number system. Write some number sentences using the ancient Egyptian number system. Compare how it is the same/different to the number system that we use now.

 

Practice your maths on Prodigy.

 

Log on to TT Rockstars and practice your times tables. Challenge a friend on-line.

 

Visit BBC Bitesize for the Home Learning Activities:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

 

Learn how to play chess:

https://www.chesskid.com/

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