Year 6 WB 1st March 2021

Year 6 WB 1st March 2021

Year 6 Home learning WB 1st March 2021

Remember to email your class teachers with photos, scans, documents of any home learning that you complete. We have been awarding lots of smileys and posting some of your work on Instagram. Don’t forget that we are also awarding smileys for the work that you do on Doodle Maths and Spelling Shed. 

The class email addresses are: 


You can use this email to send work to your teacher, ask for advice or just tell them about the wonderful learning you are doing at home!  

Please remember that all the teachers are also teaching class bubbles in school, so they may not be able to respond immediately - but they will get back to you!

This Thursday is World Book Day- so the days events will be together at the end of the blog, so do not worry, Thursday is not missing, it is just all together at the bottom! :)

Don’t forget the Year group assembly at 1pm on Tuesday, you can find the link at this page, but you'll need the password your parent has been sent via email: 

Also, don't forget the special World Book Day assembly at 9:30am on Thursday - you can find the link at the school assemblies’ page above. 

Here is Miss Chadwick with an introduction to this week’s home learning

Daily learning guide 

Learning times are only a guide, you might choose to approach each task at a different time. 


9.00: Maths     

Monday: Reading timetables - At the start of this lesson will be a recap quiz on something you haven’t learnt about yet on Oak Academy. Feel free to skip it!

Tuesday: Calculating time intervals on timetables

Wednesday: Timetables questions

Thursday: World Book Day Maths today – scroll down to find World Book Day information

Friday: Consolidation and review



9.45: Take time to complete some work on Doodle Maths/ Doodle Tables. 


10.15: Take a break.  Grab a drink and a snack ready for your English lesson.


10.45: Read for 15 – 20 minutes.  Remember to record your thoughts in your 
reading record. 


11.00: English 


Still combining English with our History learning, this week you are going to learn about the weapons used in World War 1 and how certain animals became very useful on the Front Line...


Monday: Today we would like you to explore the advancements of warfare that occurred during WWI. So many technologies were only just being invented at the time that the War broke out, by the time the war ended, so many more advancements had been created. Take a look at the website below, take some notes on each weapon.

Then choose 5 of your choice to write what they are and how they helped during the war, and answer these 4 questions:

1. Which piece of technology do you think was the cleverest design and why?

2. Which piece of technology do you think the Soldiers would have appreciated the most and why?

3. Are there any technologies above that we still use today, and have changed/developed a lot?

4. Are there any technologies above that we still use today, and have stayed very similar?

Tuesday & Wednesday: Animals used in the war


This week we are going to be looking at how animals were used during the war.


Tuesday: Today you are going to complete the reading comprehension on ‘The unsung heroes of WWI’. Read it carefully and use the text and your inference and deduction skills to answer the questions. Once you have completed it, use the answer sheet to help you mark. If you make any mistakes go back through and edit. This will be extremely helpful for your work tomorrow. If you do this extremely quickly you could start tomorrow’s work as there is lots of information out there!


Wednesday: Today we would like you to research how animals were used in the war. Lots of different animals were used for a range of jobs, some you may be extremely surprised about! You may even learn about some famous ones!

Here are two good links to help you:

Weird and Wonderful Creatures - WW1 Uncut: Dan Snow

Create a mind map of the different animals and how they were used, include as much detail as you can and illustrate it too if you would like!

Friday: How were animals used in the war?

Using the information you collected yesterday we would like you to you write a report on how animals were used in the war. Think about what you learnt in your panda report to help you structure this.


You need to include:


Introduction- explain that animals were used in the war for a range of different jobs.


Subheadings- you need a different paragraph for each animal. Explain how they were used and any interesting stories or famous animals that you find. Include a picture for each one.


Conclusion- link to modern day life with how animals are now used differently/similarly.


You have 2 days to write this so take your time and include as much detail as possible and ensure that there are illustrations/diagrams.


*Remember to write in past tense, use subheadings and paragraphs to structure, include a range of conjunctions and punctuation for parenthesis.*


12.00: Time to log on and complete some work on Spelling Shed


12.15: Lunch time. 


13:00 Meet us on Teams for our assembly (Tuesday).


13.20: In the afternoon we focus on our Foundation subjects, here are some suggested activities in line with what we will be doing in school each day. 


Monday: Science (What is reflection and how can we use it?)


In this lesson you will be learning about reflection, the two types of reflection and reflective and non-reflective materials and their uses.


Tuesday: Music


During the war, music was a key part of life. Songs were composed during the war to raise the morale of soldiers. These songs covered a variety of themes.

Today we would like you to listen to 5 famous songs (they are all available on you tube) some are extremely catchy! We would like you to think about what the songs could be about. We would then like you to think about what you like and dislike about the song (try and think about the lyrics). Write them down and then send them to your teacher.

Challenge: For those of you who enjoy singing, you may want to try and learn one of the songs. You could record yourself singing and send it to us, it would cheer us up no end!

1.      It's a Long Way to Tipperary

2.      Keep the Home Fires Burning

3.      Pack up your troubles

4.      Au Reviour but not Good-Bye, Soldier Boy

5.      Land of Hope and Glory.

Challenge: For those of you who enjoy singing, you may want to try and learn one of the songs. You could record yourself singing and send it to us, it would cheer us up no end!


Wednesday: PE- Just Dance


This week you are going to complete lots of Just Dance (I know that the children in class are loving doing one of these each day). There are hundreds of different songs on You Tube, all you have to do is dance along!


Choose songs that you want to dance to and have a go! They are only 5 minutes long, so try and do at least 5/6! They become quite addictive!  


Why not have a go at the dances that the teachers would choose:

Mrs Packer- Can't touch this by Mc Hammer

Miss Barber- Dancing Queen by Abba

Miss Chad-  Spice up your life by Spice Girls


Let us know what songs you complete and have fun! 😊


Friday: Science/DT


Today’s DT lesson is going to link to your science lesson this week. Your job today is to design and make a periscope, similar to the ones used in the trenches to watch out for the enemy in No Man's Land. These are still used today in submarines, you may even have a toy one at home!


Watch this video to explain how periscopes work:


Then, time to have some fun! Follow the instructions on the picture attached to make your own using mirrors you can find in your house (your mum/sisters make up mirrors would be perfect) and a cereal box!


You could then write a short explanation of how they work and send pictures of this to your teacher!



Thursday- World Book Day!

Today everyone in the school is going to be reading the book ‘Here we are’ by Oliver Jeffers.

Have a listen to the book:


Reading: Have a look at the picture from the opening page of the book of the Earth.

Think about these questions:

What do you see?

How does the scene make you feel? Write down some emotions and the reasons why.

Does it remind you of anything you have seen or experience before?

What might it feel like to be on the boat in the scene?

What questions do you have about the picture/book?

You then either need to stick a small version of the picture into the middle of the page and then annotate around it, or just write the questions as subheadings and write your answers underneath.


PSHEE/English: In this book, you can see that Jeffers has a strong bond with his son and at the end of the story he reminds him that even when he is not here there will always be others who will look after him.

We would like you to think about who those special people in your life are. Why are they special? What do they do that makes you feel happy and safe? What are your favourite memories with them?

You are then going to write a short letter to a special person in your life, explain that you are writing to them because they are extremely special to you and why. You may want to include special moments, memories or things you do together.

You may choose to write a letter to someone who is not with us anymore, sometimes it is nice to write down the feelings and memories that you share with people, whether they are with us or not.

We then thought it would be nice for you to send these letters to your loved ones, receiving happy post is lovely! So take a stroll to the post box and send it!


Maths:  Emotions chart

Last week you looked at graphs and collecting and using data. Today you are going to create your own bar chart based around emotions and the story. 

You need to think of 10 emotions that people may be feeling right now e.g. lonely, angry, bored, content, happy, loved.

You are then going to ask as many people as you can to choose the top 3 emotions that they are feeling. You may want to do a tally chart for the emotions. You may want to text your friends, ask your parents, siblings, phone your grandparents, try and gather as much information as you can!

You then need to draw your graph (there is an example picture to refresh your memory), remember to have the x and y axis, the emotions along the bottom (the x axis) and the number of people along the y axis. You then need to draw the bars showing the amount of people that chose that emotion and then colour it in. Don’t forget to label your axis and give your graph a title!  If you would like to create this on the computer that is fine by us, excel is a great way to create quick and easy graphs!

We would then like you to write about what you notice from the bar chart e.g. which emotions are people feeling most/least at the moment, why do you think it could be.


 Science/history: The dodo explains that it isn’t supposed to be in the book. Why is this?

Can you find out about other animals that have become extinct? Write a list of the animals that you find and draw a picture of them if you can! Where did they live and why did they become extinct?

What can we do to protect animals on our planet? 



Learning Apps 

In addition to the lessons and activities prepared by your teachers, all children have unlimited access to a number of learning apps. In Year 6 these apps are: 


DoodleMaths & DoodleTables 


Edshed (Spelling Shed) 


You should have logins for all three of these sites, and you will be used to using them at school. Try to use them daily to help improve your maths and spelling skills. They are all free to use and work on pretty much any online device - including many mobile phones.  


If you have any problems logging on, please either contact your class teacher via the class email address or contact Silverdale tech support at: