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Year 6

Hello Year 6!

We hope you are well and have enjoyed completing the last week’s work. We have set ONE more week’s work for you starting on Monday 18th May. The week after (starting Monday 25th May) is half term so you will not be receiving new home learning next week.

For your daily tasks, you need to click on the links to watch the videos and complete the activities/tasks set. Where indicated, write your answers to activities in your books – remember your date and LO. We have included optional tasks if you want to have a go! Please just do what you can in a reasonable time. Remember, if you get stuck, move on to another task.

Keep safe and well and we hope to see you all soon! Still missing you all!

Miss Coombs and Mrs Hunt x

WEEK BEGINNING Monday 18th May 2020
Suggested time-table:
Monday – maths activity 1 and spellings
Tuesday – English activity 1 and topic activity 1
Wednesday – maths activity 2 and English activity 2
Thursday – English activity 3 and topic activity 2
Friday – maths activity 3 and spellings

We hope the children are continuing to make good use of their time to get through some good books. If you have run out of resources, please see below:

Oxford Owl has a free eBooks collection, developed for children aged 3–11 years old. They are making even more eBooks available here, for the duration of UK school closures, so that your child has more to read.

All our eBooks are tablet-friendly. Just register or log in above to start reading.
In addition, the website below allows children to listen to audio books:

Below are the next set of spelling. Below is a link to an online dictionary in case you do not know the meaning of the word. Copy each word out 5 times in your link book.

Week 7 spelling list. (wk beginning 18/5/20)

Use of the hyphen to join prefix to root word.

Rule: often used if the prefix ends in a vowel letter and the root word also begins with one.

Spelling words: co-ordinate, re-enter , co-operate, co-own, pre-arrange, re-employ, re-examine, re-educate

Task: To investigate why a hyphens are used in this manner, try writing out each word without the hyphen. Now read it aloud as it is written. What do you notice? Think about your understanding of phonics and how letters combine to make certain sounds. Eg: ‘oo’ ‘ee’ ‘ea’

Ext: Can you find any more uses of the hyphen following this rule?

The following tasks should be completed during the course of the week. It is up to you which order you complete each bite-size unit in. You may want to make a timetable for yourself for each day to spread them out. Remember, you are not expected to be working for too long – two or three hours throughout a day would be a maximum. Just do what is workable for you and your family.

English (each link is a separate LO)

LO: To know how and when to use dashes and hyphens (grammar)

Learn: watch the clips and read the explanations given – discuss the examples with an adult or older sibling if possible. Complete activity 1 on screen. Complete activity 2 in your books. If possible include the picture of your animal (you can draw your own). Activity 3 is optional.

LO: To consider an author’s choice of language to help when inferring from a text (comprehension)

Learn: watch the first video extract and discuss the questions raised with an adult or older sibling.
Now watch second video clip. Complete Activity 1 = read extract 1 and answer questions (full-sentence responses in your books please).

EXT: Activity 2. Read second extract, draw and copy information in table into your books and complete.

Activity 3: optional.

LO: To apply a range of literary devices to your writing to write a speech that informs and engages an audience (writing).

Watch the first video. Read the information below this first video and if possible discuss examples with an adult or older sibling.

Now watch 2nd Video (Barrack Obama) – list all the ‘A FOREST’ devices you notice in this speech (alliteration, facts, opinion etc…) What did you think of his speech? Did it inspire you and inform you? Why? Discuss with your adult or note down your responses in your book.

Complete Activity 1 – on screen.

Activity 2 – Watch the ‘Friends Matter’ video. Respond to bullet points in your book – you can write a list or brainstorm your ideas.

At this point – in your books, you can go on to write your own speech about why Friends Matter…

OR…still imagining you are meeting Boris Johnson, choose a topic you feel strongly about and, in your books, plan and write a speech about that to read aloud to him. Remember to use all the ‘A FOREST’ devices to inform and engage your Prime Minister!

If you are enjoying your work on writing speeches you can have a go at Activity 3 or look at the ‘what next’ section for more information on speech writing.


LO: To solve problems using the order of operations (BIDMAS)

Write your date and LO in your book. Complete the questions on the link above, showing your working where you have used written methods. Remember, write BIDMAS (brackets, indices, division, multiplication, addition, subtraction) above every question and work through each letter. Write your new calculation each time you complete a step and underling the section of the calculation you are doing, replacing only that section.

LO: To solve problems involving rounding, ordering and comparing
Write date and LO in your books. Follow the above link and complete the questions.

LO: To solve number problems
Task 1:
Task 2:

Write your date and LO in your book. Have a go at the above tasks, recording any working out in your books. If you are finding them challenging, remember to keep trying and getting closer to your solution.

LO: To consider the impact we are having on our environment

Read through the above page and watch the videos. Have a think about all of the different items that you use regularly, which create waste- both for recycling and for landfill. Create a poster encouraging people to recycle and to stop using single-use plastics. This can be completed in your book or on the computer.

LO: To understand why some species are endangered

Write your date and LO. Use the links above and any other online resources to research the sea turtle. We would like you to create a fact file, or information text on the sea turtle. This can be completed by hand or on the computer. Think about including information about: different types of sea turtle; diet- what do they eat?; threats to the sea turtle; why we need sea turtles (what do they do that benefits the planet?); interesting facts about sea turtles and any other areas you would like to include. Make sure that the text is easy to follow (using subheadings) and try to include some pictures or diagrams.

Extension: Research another endangered species and create a profile for them too.

Stuck for ideas on supporting your children with spellings? Have a look at the ideas and apps that are recommended by Hertfordshire specialist teachers in the PDF titled “Supporting your child with spellings”. Children of NHS workers can also access free accounts on the TTRS (Touch Type Read and Spell) program during school closure. This is a dyslexia friendly touch typing program that simultaneously overlearns spellings (only uses real words) and gradually introduces typing short sentences. You would need to contact them directly to organise this. (BBC do their own touch typing programme which is free but this is not linked with spellings.)


Parents, please see following links for safe use of the internet for parents and carers.
• Internet matters – for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
• London Grid for Learning – for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
• Net-aware – for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
• Parent info – for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
• Thinkuknow – for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
• UK Safer Internet Centre – advice for parents and carers


The class teachers are:

  • Miss Coombs
  • Mrs Hunt