Year 6

Spring 1 Home Learning


This half term we will be focusing on South America. We will be combining our English and Geography learning to produce a non-chronological report all about South America. Within this, we will be revisiting our knowledge of rivers, looking at the Andes and exploring the Amazon Jungle. You can learn more about South America below:

BBC Bitesize - The geography of South America 

DK Findout - The Amazon Rainforest

For our second English unit, we will be writing a fiction piece all about the forests of South America. Children will be using their imagination and descriptive sentences to bring the piece alive. 

In Maths, we will be continuing to focus on fractions before moving onto calculating percentages. It is important that your child is practising their key maths skills as we are approaching SATs. The website below is incredibly useful in achieving this, please ask your child’s teacher if you require any login information.

We also encourage the children to participate in some home learning activities. These range from online resources to projects that you can complete with your child as a family. 


Read at home 3x a week with your child


TT Rock Stars  

Maths Frame 


Spelling Shed 

SATs practice

Curriculum learning challenge

Further research, design and create a model of the Amazon Rainforest. You may want to include: the different layers of the rainforest, the animals within the rainforest, the river etc. 

If being creative isn’t your thing, you could create a poster or presentation exploring the Rainforest in further detail. 

We are looking forward to another exciting half term with our Year 6 children. It is important that your child arrives at school on time and is reading regularly at home. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. 

Many thanks, 

The Year 6 team 

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