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W/C 1st June 2020

Dear Year 6,


This week marks a change for us, as your teachers, with more Year 6 children in school. Please know that those of you who are still Home Learners, are very much in our thoughts and in our hearts. Rest assured also, that the home learning will mirror the work that we are doing in school. As a result, we will be updating the home learning page throughout the week so please check everyday to see all of the work that is being set.


The Year Book is coming along nicely (although we are still waiting for some children to send us their entries) and this week we can announce that your Leavers' Song is ... Justin Timberlake's 'Can't Stop the Feeling!' The lyrics can be found below, along with two YouTube links. In the hope that we will see each other before the end of the summer term, please make sure that you learn the lyrics. We will also be asking you send us videos of you singing along (and dancing!) to the song next week, so that we can put a year group video together.


So, stay safe & start dancing!


Mrs Day & Miss Goss

Maths - multiplying & dividing decimals

Revision on some arithmetic this week, you'll be pleased to know! The work is split into 5 days:

Day 1 - Multiply & divide by 10, 100 & 1000

Day 2 - Multiply decimals by integers

Day 3 - Divide decimals by integers

Day 4 - Decimals as fractions

Day 5 - Friday Family Maths Challenges

Each day has a series of questions which lead you through the learning. Show your work in your pink home learning journals or in your yellow maths jotter books. There are answers, with explanations, for each day's work so you can mark your work when you have completed it.

Here is a link to the website where you can access the videos prior to each lesson: (summer term week 5)

Friday's family maths challenges consist of 10 challenges:

* Challenges 1-6 age related for Year 6.

* Challenges 7-10 above age related for Year 6.

Good luck!



We would like you to complete the work for Week 5 from the English Mastery resources (see link below). Complete the work for this in your Home Learning book. 

This week you will be looking at a poem call the 'Promise' and will:

*answers some questions on the poem;

*write your own poem about helping someone;

*research the Charity: Crisis and the work they do;

*complete some grammar work;

*practice spellings.

If you are finding it difficult to access the home learning, remember there is always Spellzone, Bug Club & MyMaths.

Whole Class Guided Reading

We have really missed reading a whole class text since we began Lockdown so we have chosen as our class book, 'Cogheart' by Peter Bunzl. You can buy it online from amazon here:

if some of you wanted to purchase it you can read along at home too! 

Here is an extract below from the book which you can read to begin with.

Cogheart (The Cogheart Adentures Book 1)


Please complete the activity set on Spellzone for this week.

Leaver's Book

Thank you to those of you who have emailed us with your section for the Leavers' Yearbook. 

Please can those of you who have not yet completed this, do so this week.

Task 1: Write about yourself: what you like doing/hobbies/pets/what you like about school (60 words)

Task 2: What do you want to be when you grow up? Why? (20 words)

Task 3: Who are your best friends? Why are they important to you? (20 words)

Lots of children keep their Yearbook and enjoy looking back on what they thought about when they were your age, so think carefully about what you want to say about yourselves. 

Once you've completed your Yearbook tasks, please email them to your class teacher.

Religion - Gifts of the Holy Spirit

An astronaut described what it was like to look back at Earth as he travelled farther and farther away from it.

'The Earth reminded us of a Christmas tree ornament hanging in the blackness of space.

As we got farther and farther away it diminished in size. Finally it shrank to the size of a marble: the most beautiful marble you can imagine. That beautiful, warm, living object looked so fragile, so delicate, that if you touched it with a finger it would crumble and fall apart.

Seeing this has to change a man; has to make a man appreciate the creation of God and the love of God.'

Which gift of the Holy Spirit was the astronaut using in this description? (Look back to the home learning w/c 18th May to remind your selves of the gifts of the Holy Spirit.)

Draw the image that astronaut was describing to go with your written answer.


Art - Photography Project

"Unconventional Selfies"

This week we would like you to take some 'selfies' but in an unconventional way. 
Rather than take the typical selfie in the bathroom/bedroom mirror, try taking an image of your own shadow.
In the first example of a 'selfie,' you can see a shadow photo but this time it is the shape of your shadow we are focusing on. The second creative 'selfie' example uses your reflection as the main subject. Curved surfaces or surfaces that only reveal a part of your face can give you the most interesting results, such as a Christmas glass bauble.






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