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A selection of activities to do while you are not at school

If you are having trouble accessing the internet, use the exercise books you have been given and complete the following activities during the time you are off.


  • Complete the SATs test papers (arithmetic and 2 reasoning papers);
  • Practise your times tables;
  • Complete the Mathletics booklets you have been given.

Writing / Topic

  • Complete the SATs grammar test paper;
  • Learn an aspect of the grammar tips booklet – try to use it in a written paragraph;
  • Learn a new word each day – learn to spell it and use it in your conversations with someone else;
  • Practise your joined, neat handwriting that is consistent in size and style;
  • Write a letter to an elderly or isolated neighbour;
  • Write a diary over the course of a week to detail what you have done.  Remember to show off all of the grammatical features we have learnt about this year;
  • Our new topic is ‘We are the Champions’ and is linked to the Olympics.  You might try some of these activities:
  • Explain who your sporting hero is and why;
  • Ask members of your family about their favourite moments from previous Olympic Games;
  • Invent your own new game that might be part of the Olympic games – explain what you need to take part and what the rules are;
  • Imagine you are training to compete in the Olympics.  Write a story that tracks your progress.
  • Imagine that you are a commentator at the Olympic Games.  Write the script for the commentary you might provide for an event.
  • Imagine that you are a newspaper reporter.  Write the report after a British athlete has won an event.


  • Read for at least 30 minutes every day;
  • Complete the SATs reading paper;
  • Write a reading diary – you might summarise what you have read; you might ask questions related to it; you might draw a picture to show what has happened; you might make predictions about what might happen next; you might retell it from another perspective (if it is a fiction book).


  • Try to complete a variety of tasks for your LID project.  You might link this to our ‘Farm to Fork’ project or move onto our ‘We are the Champions’ project.  Make sure you cover a range of things: explanations, fact-files, posters, art work, 3-d models, PowerPoints (if you can access a computer), etc.


Other things to do

  • Go for a walk;
  • Video call friends and your extended family;
  • Build something from lego or food packages;
  • Play a board game with people in your family;
  • Make your bread recipe;
  • Learn a new skill;
  • Watch Joe Wicks’ workouts for kids – every morning on his YouTube channel at 9am;
  • Cook at a family meal;
  • Listen to music;
  • Learn a routine to your favourite song;
  • Learn phrases of a different language so you can have a conversation – teach it to someone else too;
  • Teach someone else in your family something you can do confidently;
  • Build a den;
  • Clean your room!


You might not have time for all of these things, but I recommend spending the following time each week day (apart from normal holiday time), where possible:

  • Reading: 30 minutes
  • Maths: 30 minutes to 1 hour
  • Writing / Topic: 30 minutes to 1 hour
  • Other things (from the list): as long as you need!
  • Remember to get lots of exercise!

Good luck.

Year 6 team


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