Year 5 and 6 Home Learning 1st June 2020

Hello Everyone!
Below is a link for a fun science game that teaches you all about the periodic table! Great preparation for secondary school!

Play now on the website or on the App

The four PDF documents below are full of creative ideas for home learning. They focus on lots of different topics as well as your health and well-being, which is very important whilst we are stuck indoors more often than we are used to!
Have a go at a few and email me with comments and photos!

This link will take you to lots of different daily maths questions/challenges. The questions range from bronze to platinum so you can choose the questions best suited to your ability - challenge yourselves, Class 3 are fantastic mathematicians!

Here are some activities that are designed to give you a break from screen time!
Some of them encourage you to think about how you're feeling and your well-being, which is really important! There's a lovely activity based on thinking about what you would like to do after lock down - I'll be doing this one with my own family!
Don't forget to send emails and photos so I can see what you've been up to!

Here are some ideas for History home learning which you may wish to try:

  • There is currently a series on BBC1, Back in Time for the Corner Shop, and it is available on BBC iPlayer. If parents/carers have checked this and are happy for you to watch, this is a good way to learn about how life in Britain has changed over the past 100 years.
  • Watch an episode of Horrible Histories (Netflix, BBC iPlayer, YouTube). Take note of your favourite facts and make your own little Horrible Histories book, including illustrations.
  • With the help of an adult, plot your family tree. Can you add your great-grandparents, or even family from further back in time?
  • Create a timeline from when you were born to now. You could plot the dates of significant things that happened to you, such as: birth of brothers and sisters, when you started nursery, when you started school, when you learnt to ride a bike, a favourite holiday - or anything else you wish!
  • Create a timeline to show the dates of when people in your family were born.
  • Create a fact file of a significant historical figure. This might be somebody you have studied in school (such as Neil Armstrong, Julius Caesar or Grace Darling) or somebody that interests you. In your fact file include: year of birth and death, place of birth, significant achievements, interesting facts



Here are some Geography activities you may wish to have a go at:

  • Draw a map of Norfolk. Add as many landmarks as you can and create your own key to go with the map.
  • Think about a tourist attraction you have visited (locally, nationally or abroad). Design a leaflet or poster to encourage others to visit.  Make sure you make the place sound very interesting so that it encourages others to visit.
  • If you or your parents have a road map (maybe it’s in the car), use it to plan a route from Great Ellingham to a place you would like to visit. London or Edinburgh perhaps? Which roads will your family have to take? What other town and cities will you pass by?
  • Go on a walk with your family. Make a list of things you see. At home, sort these things into physical (natural) and human (man-made) features.
  • Choose a European country that interests you. Maybe you have been there on holiday or you would like to visit there. Design a fact-file about the country including: capital city, currency, head of state, flag, population, major cities, major rivers, significant places of interest, countries that it borders.



Here are a few art activities you may wish to have a go at:

  • Sketch trees or flowers from the garden, or different plants you can see from your window
  • Take photographs of plants and animals in your garden and experiment with different filters and light settings (brightness and contrast).
  • Create wreaths/garlands using sticks and twigs, use string to tie and glue on different flowers and leaves – what creations can you come up with?
  • Create a nature journal – can you draw the weather daily and describe it? You could take a photograph and sketch against it, and see how it changes each day.
  • Try and find different things to paint with. Experiment with different textures and see what you can create – this could be using potato halves, cotton wool, sticks, sponges and leaves as a starter. Which do you prefer?
  • Find as many different items outside as you can – can you create a garden collage? Think about the different shapes and colours of leaves, grass and flowers. Could you then sketch your collage on a piece of paper?
  • Create different designs in pastry whilst baking – what shapes can you create?
  • With parental permission, can you create designs or drawings on your patio/pathways using a hosepipe or water gun/chalks/shadows?
  • Gather some items from inside or out, and sketch them from different angles. Does the perception change depending on your angle? Are some harder than others?
  • Using shoe boxes and cardboard boxes, can you create and decorate a ‘mouse house’ for a small creature?
  • Create collages using wallpaper leftovers, magazine cuttings, anything you can find and see what creations you can come up with. Can you create a bigger picture using lots of smaller pictures?

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