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Year 6


Class Teacher: Miss G Packer


Class Teacher: Miss A Chadwick


Class Teacher: Miss L Barber

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Morpurgo Class

Rowling Class

Shakespeare Class


This term we will be using the book ‘At the Same Moment Around The World’ as our key text. You can listen to it and see some of the illustrations at these links (there are also other links online).

Foundation subjects:

·         Art- create your own mountain art using different media. This could be paint, pencils, collage or whatever you have in your cupboard.

·         Art – research aboriginal art then create your own piece.

There are some examples of mountain art, aboriginal art and the aboriginal symbols on the PDF: Artexamples.pdf

·         Geography – we will be covering a lot of geography this term. Below are some of the tasks we would like you to complete.

Create your own fact file or poster about a mountain or mountain range of your choice.

Here are some links to get you started
If you have time, there are wonderful photos and films

What you might include:

•      Height

•      Wildlife

•      Location

•      Which countries they run through

•      Are they sacred?

Choose your favourite country from the book and design a brochure, aimed at tourists, to persuade them to go there on holiday -when they are allowed!

 This is a great site for ideas


·         Learn about games across the world.

·         Carry on with all the usual activities – Joe Wickes/Yoga etc


English Reading:

To engage with a text

To analyse character

To analyse a text

To analyse themes

To develop reading for pleasure through discussion of favourite characters

English spelling:

To investigate /ee/ sound spelt 'ie' or 'ei'

To practise and apply knowledge of /ee/ sound spelt 'ie' or 'ei', including test

To investigate silent letters

To practise and apply knowledge of silent letters, including test

To investigate French and Greek etymology

To practise and apply our knowledge of French and Greek etymology

English grammar:

To explore the function of apostrophes

To explore subject, verb, object

To explore the functions of a colon

To develop our knowledge of the functions of a colon



Calculation problems including order of operations and algebra.

Understanding which operations have equal priority

Order of operations

Consolidating order of operations

Linear number sequences

Expressing missing numbers algebraically

Expressing missing number problems algebraically

Finding solutions to problems with two variables

Consolidating linear sequences and representing problems with algebra

Reasoning and problem solving

Reasoning and problem solving part 2




Year 6 Medley 26.4.21- 28.5.21

The class email addresses are: 

You can use this email to send work to your teacher in the event that you have to isolate at home for 10 days. 

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 term, in school, we will be reading the book ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar. The film is available to watch free on YouTube (it is also on some other platforms).

Foundation subjects:

·         Geography /Science- find out as much as you can about lizards. Present your findings as a fact file with lots of pictures and information.

·         Art – design your own lizard. The yellow spotted lizard plays a big part in the book ‘Holes’. We would like you to design your own lizard. It can be any colour and pattern you want. Add some notes to explain why it has the features that you have chosen.

·         Invent your own deadly creature: Where does it live? Why is it dangerous? What does it eat?

·         PE- Choose a daily fitness video (e.g Just Dance, Joe Wickes, Yoga by Adriane) and complete as close to 30 minutes as possible.

·         PSHE- Safety in action. Over the next two terms we will be covering the very important topic of keeping safe.  Start off with the safety in action challenge here: ESFRS_challenge.pdfESFRS_challengeanswers.pdf

Road safety:

Have a go at the tasks on the site:

▫    draw a map of the safest route to school (you might want to include your new secondary school as well.

▫    Design a campaign reminding drivers what helps them react quickly on the roads and remind them of the risks?

Railway safety:  Try the quiz on the link.

Water safety:

 Design a poster to teach someone the main points about staying safe near open water.

Science: this term in science our topic is ‘Living things and their habitats’. The main focus will be classifying animals and plants. You can find some great resources for this on the BBC website. Here are some to get you started:

What is classification?

What is a vertebrate?

What is an invertebrate?

Why do animals have different teeth?

English Reading: Holes by Louis Sachar

Lesson 1 – engage with the text.

Lesson 2– to analyse setting.

Lesson 3 – to analyse character.

Lesson 4 – to analyse character 2.

Lesson 5 – to analyse the author’s use of language.

English spelling:

To investigate suffixes ible and able

To practise and apply knowledge of suffixes: -ible and -able, including test

To investigate suffixes: -tion, -cian, -sion, -ssion

To practise and apply knowledge of suffixes: -tion, -cian, -sion, -ssion, including test

English grammar:

 To explore word class

To develop our knowledge of determiners

To explore expanded noun phrases

To explore the functions of fronted adverbials



Decimals and measures. There may be times where it appears that you have missed lessons but this is because you have already completed them earlier in the year.

To generate and describe linear number.


Standard units.

Convert standard lengths.

Convert between standard measures.


Solving problems including the conversion of standard units of measure.


Place Value

Understand how the digits in a number indicate its structure.

Compare and order numbers to 10 million.

Rounding to a required degree of accuracy.

Estimating and rounding contexts.








Year 6 Home Learning Term 4

The class email addresses are: 

You can use this email to send work to your teacher in the event that you have to isolate at home for 10 days. 

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! 


Foundation subjects:

·         History- Research the Battle of the Somme and create an information leaflet about the key events.

·         DT/Cooking- Find a recipe that would have been used during WWI and have a go at cooking it. E.g. trench stew, toad in the hole. Did you like it? What could have been improved?

·         PE- complete some home workouts   just dance videos (you tube) or online yoga

·         DT- Poppy Pin wheels. have a go at making these simple but very beautiful poppy pin wheels!

·         Art- Research WWI propaganda Posters. Look at this link to help you Have a go at replicating one or using them as inspiration to design your own propaganda poster to encourage men to sign up and fight.  

·         PSHEE- During this period of time it is important to look after your physical and mental health. Have a think about what these two word means and then think of activities and things that we can do to keep these as healthy as we can. Then you could design a poster or write a short piece of text to give advice on how to look after our mental health and include strategies e.g. complete relaxation techniques, think about the positives, write lists of the good things in your life.

·         History/reading- Read the poem ‘In Flanders Field’ written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae after his friend was killed in battle. Think about what the poem is about and the emotion behind it.

Answer the following questions:

-Who is supposed to be talking in this poem?

-What can hardly be heard and why?

-What does the statement, “We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow” mean?

-Who is the foe?

-“To you from failing hands we throw, The Torch be yours to hold it high”’ describe what this line means.

-Write out the line that you like most and explain why.


Science (2 lessons)

Continue with the science unit on light using Oak Academy:

Lesson 3- What is refraction and how can we use it?

Lesson 4- How do we see light?



Week 1: Grammar week

Grammar focus: Prepositions

Grammar focus: modal verbs

Grammar focus: Complex sentences

Grammar focus: relative clauses  

Grammar focus: Relative and possessive pronouns


Week 2: A Career in Computer Games by Anthony Horowitz


Introduction to A Career in Computer Games by Anthony Horowitz:


Lesson 2:

Lesson 3:

Lesson 4:

Lesson 5:



Multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 & 1000:

Multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 & 1000 (2):

Common factors & Multiples:

Mental strategies for division:


Ordering operations:

Order of operations (2):

Linear number sequences:

Use algebra to express missing numbers:

Use algebra to express missing numbers (2):

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: