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Reading- children should spend at least 10 minutes 5 times a week reading out loud to an adult. If they are a strong reader it may be more appropriate for children to read independently with an adult engaging with them to challenge their skills of deduction, prediction, inference, and so on. 
Spellings- Children will be tested on 10 words each week from the Y5/6 list here or the Y3/4 list hereThe spelling test will be on a FridaySpelling Frame is a great site to practise your spellings.

Maths - Learn all times tables by Christmas.

TERMS 5/6: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

You have 2 weeks to complete Mr Gunn's homework tasks below. 

13th June
Make a snapping crocodile moving mechanism. Sheet sent via Marvellous Me.

16th May
Design, carry out and draw a poster about an experiment you carried out involving either solids, liquid or gases.
Think of the experiments we have done (or talked about in class) on melting, freezing, dissolving and evaporating.
Ask an adult to help you do the experiment.

3rd May
Read the first chapter of The Philosopher's Stone. An online version is here if you haven't the book.

19th April
Design and create a 'howler'.

TERMS 3/4: Hot and cold

You have 2 weeks to complete Mr Gunn's homework tasks below. Year 6 will be given a Maths SATs paper every other week to do as well, which needs to be done by the following Monday.

14th March
Log in to My Maths and complete the fractions tasks set.

28th February
Carry out some research about glyphs and pictograms then draw a poster to show your findings.

31st January
Log in to Spelling Frame and practise the activities set.

17th January
Log in to Tinkercad and add more detail to your Mayan temple scene. 

4th January
Find out more about the Mayans and create a colourful and informative poster.

TERMS 1/2: Great discoveries

You have 2 weeks to complete Mr Gunn's homework tasks below.

22nd November
Draw and label a high quality timeline of 10 key scientific discoveries throughout human history. A Google image search will give you some ideas for a great-looking timeline.

8th November
Find out about Captain Cook and create a poster about his life.

4th October
Create a Viking animation using Scratch and save as a .sb file and upload the work  or print screen the code by logging in to Google Classroom.

20th September

Design your own light experiment. Write it up on paper and be prepared to share it with the class.

6th September
Find out about one great discovery / invention and create a poster with image and info

Wednesday - Friday Week 3 (PGL Week)

Wednesday - Friday Maths & English Home Learning- Week 1

Topic Grid

Harry Potter – The Wizarding World










Can you find out about perspective within art. What does it mean?

Drawing with perspective.


Can you find some examples of artwork that use perspective?


How does the artist achieve this?


Create a sketchbook page. Choose one (or more) examples of art you like which shows good use of perspective. Surround the images with how the artist has achieved this. Also tell me why you choose the image.



Look at the resources (saved underneath this grid)


Can you create a similar piece using your name? This image uses one point to create perspective.  

Create another sketchbook page filled with different examples of your own perspective work.


You might try and draw your desk showing which items are closer than others. Or go into the garden and look back at your house. Can you show that the house is further away that items in your garden? Experiment. Remember a sketch book page is all trial and error – it shouldn’t be a complete or perfect artwork.

Ready for a challenge?!


Using perspective, can you draw Hogwarts?


Use any medium you like.


There are lots of images on Google which show the beautiful castle from different angles. If you’re unsure, a good idea is imagining you’re in a boat sailing into Hogwarts.

 Look at the evaluation sheet and complete. It’s also saved below this grid.



Living things and habitats.


Life cycles.


Can you find out what we mean by a life cycle? Do all animals have the same life cycle?


What is a mammal?

What does the life cycle of a mammal look like?


Choose a mammal from the Horry Potter books. Some ideas: Crookshanks / Scabbers.

 Can you draw their life cycle and label it?



Research what the life cycle of a reptile looks like.


Can you create a Powerpoint to show what the life cycle of Nagini?

Amphibians, birds, insects


Can you find out about the life cycles of the above? Choose an animal of your choice which falls into one of the categories above and features in any of the Harry Potter books. If you’re unsure, use Hedwig.


Represent the life cycle in any way you like. Some ideas: Act it out/ create a piece of art/ write a poem.



 Comparing life cycles


Can you find out about the life cycle of a plant? How do they vary to the life cycles you’ve already found out about?


Professor Sprout would like to see the life cycle of a magical plant of your choosing.


Can you invent a plant that would fit in to the Wizarding World? Your plant needs to have the safe life cycle as any other plants.


On a two page spread, can you:

Page 1: Draw your magical plant and colour. Surround your plant with what it’s use would be in the wizarding world and what any Witch or Wizard would need to do to keep it happy.


Page 2: Create the lifecycle for your plant.

Comparing life cycles.


Choose two of your animals from each of the categories. E.g. Scabbers from the mammals and Hedwig from the birds.


Draw a picture of each one on the same page and explain the similarities and differences between their life cycles.

Geography/ History


Parents: If you can, download ‘Google Expeditions’ It’s free on the app store. Once in, search ‘biomes’ and 6 scene will appear that your children can look at in detail. If you’re unable to do this, google images/search will do.


Let the children explore the scenes. There are also tours they can take (it does require you to sign in)

Now you’ve discovered a lot about 6 biomes around the world. Use the resources to complete how the animals/ plants have adapted to their biome.


 Use the resources and find the ‘compare and contrast’ sheets. Look at the images and explain how the two biomes differ and how they are similar.

Page 1: Create a creature that would fit in to the Wizarding world. Draw/paint etc and surround your creature with as much information about him/her as you can.


Page 2: Which biome would your creature live in best? Why? How is it adapted to the area? You might want to draw the biome with your creature in it and explain how it’s adapted to live there.

 Professor Sprout explains that plants have to adapt just as much as animals to live in particular biomes. Can you design a magical plant that could happily live alongside your creature?


Kingdom of God


What do we mean by Kingdom? (Ruled by king/queen).


In any kingdom, people live by certain values.


If A kingdom was destroyed the people would disperse across the world and hopefully take values with them.  Christians are same, scattered all around the world trying to live by God’s values.

What do you think those values are? Think about our school values. Are they linked?


Where is God’s Kingdom?


Imagine you are Queen or King of your kingdom. Draw what your perfect kingdom would look like. Now write a list of values that you think are important. Some ideas:

- justice

- honesty

- peace

- love


What is a parable?

 Jesus knew that people loved listening to stories so he used a type of story called a parable. A parable is an earthly story with a heavenly meaning.

Jesus chose very ordinary things to teach us about his kingdom e.g comparing the kingdom to a mustard seed, pearl or treasure.




Watch the short video. We’ve read this parable before. What do you think it’s about? What was the message Jesus wanted us to take away?

In the resources there are a selection of values and with their meanings. Ask your parent to print off the cards and place them face down on the table (value and description cut away from each other) Play pairs and try to match them up.


Why is each value important in God’s Kingdom?

How do we show that we are people living in the Kingdom of God?


Look at some of the Newspaper cuttings in resources. What values have these people shown? You can either print, stick and explain or copy and explain.



How do you make sure you follow the values needed to reside in the Kingdom of God?


Can you think of some times when you haven’t followed the values? Have you needed to ask God for forgiveness?


You can either do this reflection in your head while having some quiet time or write a diary entry/ prayer.

Fun Extras

Can you build Hogwarts? Maybe you could use some recycling or Lego? Prize for my favourite when we’re back in school!


Can you create a Marauder’s Map for your house?


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