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Chesswood Junior School

Autumn 1

Year 6 homework for the first half of the autumn term

Click on the picture under the correct level of homework for you.

Level 1
Level 2 and 3



Note, Level 3 Maths/Writing grids and Choice grids are located further down the page - click below to go straight to them.

Level 3 Maths                                     Level 3 Writing                                        Choice


Level 3 Maths

Greater depth maths activities for further study after IXL activities have been completed.



Number Families

Polo Square

Gran, how old are you?

street party


Level 3 English

Greater depth writing activities for further study after IXL activities have been completed.

write a letter about an important issue

In this challenge, you’ll need to write an open letter about an important issue such as climate change!  Think about:

  • What important issue would you like to change?
  • Who will you write to?
  • How will you convince them to help?

It’s time to grab a paper and pen and write your own! 

Click on the link below to watch a video where  children read out their own examples, and to download a letter template to use if you would like (scroll down to #3 Write a letter):

write a balanced argument

Write a for/against argument for using plastic bags in shops. 

Click on the link below to watch a short video exploring arguments for and against. Take notes as you watch and then write a short balanced argument using the formal adverbials and vocabulary you have learned in school. Don't forget to give your opinion in the conclusion!

100 word challenge!

Your challenge is to write 100 words (more or less!) which include the speech below:

“It doesn’t matter what you think, does it?”…

Remember, the speech can be at the start, in the middle or at the end of your writing.

Where will you set your writing?

Who will the characters be?

Will it be in the form of a story?/ a diary? / a newspaper report? / a poem?!

The choice is yours!!

Creative Writing Challenge 1

Story starter!

She had been tracking the deer.  Her parents had taught her how.

One hour before, finding the hoof prints in the soft earth, she had followed the trail of broken twigs and occasional nibbled leaf until she had located it. Creeping slowly and quietly, not making even the slightest sound, she remained undetected.

She had stumbled across the mysterious circles in a clearing in the forest, and watched as the deer approached them. With a slight twitch of its ears, the deer stepped indifferently through the first circle, and vanished. Completely vanished.

The girl let out a gasp, and walked towards the circles to investigate…

Can you continue the story? Does the girl step through the circle? What happens? How will the story finish?

Creative Writing Challenge 2

Use the story starter and questions below to write a short story about the picture above. 

Story Starter!

Sean wasn’t sure if he was the only person who had heeded the warnings. A great flood had swept over the planet, and now life was very different…

(you can change his name if you want to….!)

Creative Writing Challenge 2

Click on the link below to watch the 5 minute film about a group of meerkats living in the savannah.  One day, their peaceful existence is disrupted by a vulture intent on stealing their pride and joy. Will the meerkats be able to get it back?

Tell the story (or part of the story) from one of the meerkat’s point of view – so using the first person (I).

Describe how it feels to be in the African savannah, so that the reader can really imagine what it’s like to be there…



It is your choice whether you access any of the ideas on this page. These are ideas from the other subjects being taught in the curriculum each half-term - tasks include viewing knowledge organisers and/or quizzes on key knowledge and key vocabulary for you to attempt.  You may also wish to practise your French using Duolingo or study some of the safety resources we have on this page - if you're looking at the safety resources, please do this with an adult.

Subject Link Activity


Have a read of the knowledge organiser for E-Safety.  See how much you can remember by attempting the E-safety game.  Don’t worry — it’s not a test — you can use the knowledge organiser to help you.


This term we will be exploring Street Art.  We will be finding out more about Banksy and their artwork, and creating some of our own based on Social Media or Global Warming.

Why not take a look at the article about Banksy on Newsround to find out more?



This term we will be "travelling" all the way to North America to visit the Grand Canyon.  Keep an eye out for the Knowledge Organiser (work in progress - this is a BRAND NEW TOPIC.)

Meanwhile, use the game to revise the continents.  Can you also find out what countries make up North America?



Last term we learnt about the Ancient Egyptians.  Take a look at the Knowledge Organiser to remind yourself of what we learnt about.  



Missed the rest of Rumblestar? Don't panic.  Use the link to hear Mrs RW read out the story from chapter 12 through to the end.   What a fantastic way to start the new term - with one quiz ready to take!!



Have a read of the Living Things and their Habitats knowledge organiser.  See how much you can remember by attempting the key vocabulary and key knowledge games.  Don’t worry — it’s not a test — you can use the knowledge organiser to help you.



Practice French on Duolingo for 5-10 mins per day.  Contact your class teacher if you need your login.




Fancy learning a new sport - check out the knowledge organisers on Orienteering and Table Tennis!
Life skills

Useful Websites and Links Game Zone