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Year 6

Year 6 Homework Grid - Autumn 1 Term 2021

DT & ART

Research and make a second world war artifact – this could be a medal, ration book or propaganda poster.

 

Create a sculpture of a WW2 bomb shelter using household waste.

 

‘Make do and mend’ – mend some of your old clothes.

 

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 songs popular during World War II, pick one and appraise.

Do you like it? What do/don’t you like about it? What instruments can you hear? What style of music is it?

 

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 a musical instrument using recycled materials.

HISTORY

Write a comparison between school life during WW2 and school life today.

How is it similar? How is it different?

 

Research WW2 military vehicles (e.g. tanks, planes, ships etc…) Select one and create a factsheet for it. What are its main features? What was it used for? Which of the armed forces used it? Why was it useful?

 

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

Create a persuasive holiday advert for a destination of your dreams.

 

Research a country of your choice and write a fact file about it. Make sure to include information about the capital city, climate, languages spoken, population and landmarks.

 

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 a significant individual from World War II.

 

Write a full review of your favourite book – 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

Create your own experiment to investigate light, then carry out the experiment and record your findings.

 

Create your own Mnemonic for remembering the colours of the rainbow. E.g. Richard Of York Gained Battle In Vain.

 

Design and test out a parachute (using a toy) that would allow a member of the RAF to land safely.

 

Bird Watch – how many different types of birds visit your garden – 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 currency during World War II and write some second world war money problems (don’t forget about rationing!).

 

Practice your maths on Prodigy.

 

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

 

 

Learn how to play chess:

https://www.chesskid.com/

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