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Leighton Primary School

Year 6 Daily Activities

First News Live! - The weekly newspaper for young people Please visit First News using the following link There are lots of activities linked to news across the world. I have attached a copy of the newspaper in the attachments below along with some activities.

These are ideas of how you can keep your mind active each day.

Read, read and read some more! The more you read, the more you will know!

I have really enjoyed being able to read more at home; I managed to finish a book with 818 pages last week - I think that is the longest book I have ever read. I have just read for 30 minutes or longer in the garden each day.

1) Reading. The most important thing is for your child to continue and enjoy while at home For access to online books use choose books from across a range of genres and text types.

Peterborough libraries allow to borrow e-books or e-audio books online for free. Use your existing library card or register for a new account.

National Literacy Trust:

2) Maths. These can be used alongside your workbooks and revision books.

Children can continue to practise their times tables using tt Rockstars 

Use, for a wide range of maths topics and questions.

Carol Vorderman Maths is now free for use at home sign up at the following website: 

Free Sign up :

This website has a range of maths tasks and activities you can choose activities that link to your workbooks.

3) Writing and Handwriting: 1KL weekly spellings 30.1.17 | Ashley Primary School

Choose a piece of text or your spellings to copy up in your best handwriting.

Daily spelling practice see the attached spelling activities for fun ways to learn your spellings. Use the weekly spellings to learn over the week and then ask an adult or someone in your home to test you on Friday.

You could start to write a diary each day about your days during lockdown.  You could write an information text about something you are interested in (after finding out some information on websites). It's a great time for you to be creative and apply all the writing skills you have learnt in school. You could invent your own story, discussing your ideas and telling the story first; then writing it down. Or you could retell the story of a film or TV programme that you have watched. Creating poetry is a fantastic way for children to express their emotions and feelings. (Comprehension and inspiration for writing activities) The literacy shed is full of innovative ways to get children writing

Use for daily skills practice.

4) Exercise:

If you have internet access, use YouTube to watch Joe Wicks' workouts. There a growing number of YouTube exercise videos to follow at home. Or, create your own circuit to follow like we did in our PE lessons e.g. a minute for each exercise followed by 30 seconds rest and then move on to the next one.


5) Mind fullness and wellbeing activities:

Children need some time to relax and unwind. Colouring, art work, listening to music, reading, watching tv and movies or baking are just some ways you can chill out and put your mind at ease. See the Health and Wellbeing tab.