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Barnburgh Primary School

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Home Learning - English Writing

While you are working at home, I would still like you to complete writing tasks. I have set some below that you can choose from. You might want to think about completing one a week. 

You can then email me them to


I will then add them to our class page. I look forward to reading your writing. 

The following home learning tasks are available for English. Click on the links to go to the websites:

Spelling Shed  - Complete the spelling challenges

Pobble 365  - Choose a writing task and complete the writing challenges

Topmarks - A range of SPaG activities

Classroom Secrets - Range of interactive activities (requires a free login to be created by an adult)

Twinkl - Range of interactive activities and downloadable home learning packs (requires a free login to be created by an adult. One month free using the code UKTWINKLHELPS)

Supporting Year 5

I would also like to set you an English challenge. As you know, transition will not be the same for all year groups. I think it would be amazing if you could write a letter to the year 5 children telling them all about what year 6 is like. You could include the information about the topics, some of the exciting lessons (dissect a heart), crucial crew, SATs prep (even though you didn't do them) or how to improve your score in arithmetic tests. You could give them advice and support to reassure them that Year 6 isn't as hard as what everyone thinks! 

When you have written your letters, can you please email me them so Miss Appleyard can add them to her Year 5 page for the children to read. 

Would you rather...

Maddison and Lucas have set you a 'would you rather' challenge. Answer the questions below giving your reasons and email them to me so I can upload them underneath. 

  • Have permanent clown makeup or have permanent clown clothes?         
  • Have 3 feet or have 3 hands?
  • Invent a new gadget or discover a new species?
  • Have a unibrow or a full back of hair?
  • Have blue skin or red skin?
  • Only be able to whisper or only be able to shout?
  • Be the ugliest person in the world or be the second ugliest person in the world?
  • Spend every minute for the rest of your life indoors or spend every minute for the rest of your life outdoors?
  • Die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain?
  • Live in a world where you rule or live in a world with no problems?
  • Be able to stop time or be able to fly?
  • Shave all your hair off or lose all your teeth?
  • Have a single pair of eyes on the back of your head or one eye on each side of your head?

'Would you rather' answers


Professor Marcello Malpighi, William Herschel, Dr Henry Faulds.

Who are these people? Choose one, find out all about them and write a biography. Examples are shown below. 

 David Beckham Biography.docDownload
 Jacqueline Wilson Biography.docDownload
 Roald Dahl Biography.docDownload
 Tom Daley Biography with Y6 SPaG features.pdfDownload
 Tom Daley Biography.docDownload
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Crime Report

Write a crime report based on the murder mystery activity on the ID topic page. Feel free to use the template below. 

 Crime Report.pdfDownload
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Newspaper Report

Write a newspaper report based on the murder mystery activity on the ID topic page. 

 Example of a newspaper report.docDownload
 Planning sheet for newpaper report.docDownload
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Balanced Argument 

Should you give your fingerprints and photograph to the police when you reach 18 years old?


Non Chronological Report

Write a non-chronological report linked to the topic of 'ID'. It could be about fingerprints. 


Write a story about someones having a heart transplant from a different animal. We have already learnt about 'Pig Heart Boy'. If you need to watch the film again, click here

If I were...

Thinking about what is happening in the world at the minute, can you write a piece of text starting with the words 'If I were Prime Minister...'

Home Learning - SPaG

 Year 6 English Grammar and Punctuation Test 1.pdfDownload
 Year 6 English Grammar and Punctuation Test 2.pdfDownload
 Year 6 English Grammar and Punctuation Test 3.pdfDownload
 Year 6 English Grammar and Punctuation Test 4.pdfDownload
 Year 6 English Grammar and Punctuation Test 5.pdfDownload
 Year 6 English Grammar and Punctuation Test 6.pdfDownload
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Home Learning - English Reading

Long Guided Reading Tasks

 1. Running, Leisure and Sabryna and the River Spirit Text Booklet.pdfDownload
 2. Running, Leisure and Sabryna and the River Spirit Answer Booklet.pdfDownload
 Endangered Answer Booklet.pdfDownload
 Endangered Reading Booklet.pdfDownload
 Ice Fishing Answer Booklet.pdfDownload
 Ice Fishing Reading Booket.pdfDownload
 Moonfleet Answer Booklet.pdfDownload
 Moonfleet Reading Booklet.pdfDownload
 Navy Island Answer Booklet.pdfDownload
 Navy Island Reading Booklet.pdfDownload
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Short Guided Reading Tasks

 Baggins is Back.pdfDownload
 Poetry Answer Booklet.pdfDownload
 Poetry Reading Booklet.pdfDownload
 The April joke.pdfDownload
 The Listeners.pdfDownload
 The Railway Children.pdfDownload
 The second world war diary.pdfDownload
 Things that go chirp in the night.pdfDownload
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