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Reading and writing activities

 Week 3 activities 

 

Keep a daily journal or diary. Try to include what you've been doing each day.  You can also add in your thoughts and feelings about having to stay at home.  Can you include any funny incidences that may have happened.

 

Just imagine, in a 100 years time, your diary could provide important historical evidence to how we lived during these unusual circumstances, the way we read diaries to find out how children coped during World War 2 (Ann Frank's diary) or Victorian times.

 

 

Week 2 activities

Another brilliant resource I've found for you is this one from the British Library. Use these primary sources to spark the imagination. Learn to draw your very own Gruffalo or write a nonsense dictionary. There are so many creative writing activities to choose from. 

Why not choose one writing activity each week? Then, by the time you return to school, you will have created your very own book collection.

Maybe, if they're good enough they could be published and you will be on the road to becoming a professional writer.

Don't forget to post photos of your activities on to the Year 6 Facebook page so that I can see what you're getting up to. I miss seeing all of your smiley faces!

 

Week 1 activities

Log on to the Book Trust's new home learning portal called Home Time, for lots of reading related activities, including daily story readings from Cressida Cowell and how to draw tutorials from top children's book illustrators.

Enjoy and get creative. Try to complete a few activities each week if your can.

Home Time is packed with ideas and resources created by leading authors and illustrators in response to school closure, including Cressida. Each day from Cressida’s writing shed at the bottom of the garden she will be reading a chapter from How to Train Your Dragon, as well as sharing drawalongs, giving tips on how to get creative, setting challenges and answering questions. 
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