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W/C - 4th May 2020

Dear Year 6,


What an exciting week ahead we have! Thursday and Friday, we will be calling you all to have a quick catch up with one of your parents/carers and more importantly with each of you. In order to fit everyone in, each call will be no more than 5 minutes. So if you have any burning questions, have a think now so that you can be ready to ask when we call. Mrs Waugh has already messaged Year 6 with lots of information so make sure you have read that too.


Friday is the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, which you will remember from our topic, is when victory in Europe was declared: the end of WWII in Europe. There are lots of celebrations planned, which you will be able to watch on TV, and lots of people will be celebrating at home with their families. Please post any photos of your celebrations on the school blog.


At 9pm on Friday, everyone is invited to stand on their doorsteps and sing ‘We’ll Meet Again’ which is a famous WWII song (sung by Vera Lynn) that is very appropriate at the moment because of social distancing - practising the song is one of your challenges for the week. 


Take care and speak to you all soon!


Mrs Day & Miss Goss

Maths - Angles

This week you will be looking in more detail into the topic of angles. We learnt about angles in class, so most of this should be revision for you but there is also some extended learning. The work is split into 5 days:

Day 1 - Vertically opposite angles

Day 2 - Angles in a triangle

Day 3 - Angles in a triangle - special cases

Day 4 - Angles in a triangle - missing angles

Day 5 - 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:

Friday's family maths challenges are a range of challenges across the year groups so have a go at them all with your family or just try the Year 6 challenge if you prefer.

Most importantly - have fun doing them!


We would like you to complete the work for Week 2 from the same resource as last week (see link below). Complete the work for this in your Home Learning book. 

It continues with 'The Girl Who Stole an Elephant' and this week you will:

*look up some word definitions;

*write a diary entry from the perspective of Chaya;

*some grammar work;

*practice spellings.

If you are finding it difficult to do all of the work set at home, remember there is also Spellzone, Bug Club, MyMaths etc.




There is another activity set for you on spellzone to complete this week. There are also spellings as part of the English work.

Guided Reading

Please continue with the Guided Reading resources from last week. Look at lesson 2. Watch the video first and read the extract.



Religion - Pentecost

Pentecost is when Jesus gave his Apostles the gift of the Holy Spirit. This year Pentecost will be celebrated on Sunday 31st May. Read the story in the Bible reference below:


The Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost (Acts 2:1-13)

2 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues[a] as the Spirit enabled them.

Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken. Utterly amazed, they asked: “Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans? Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language? Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,[b] 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome 11 (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs—we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!” 12 Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, “What does this mean?”

13 Some, however, made fun of them and said, “They have had too much wine.”


Religion - Task

Use the images above and the Bible reference to create your own picture of Pentecost. You can paint your picture, use collage, use fabric or anything else creative. See what you have at home that you could use. Please post photos of your artwork once it is done.


Art - Photography Project

We loved seeing your photography work last week so this week we are continuing the project but looking at still life photography. Encourage your siblings and parents to take part too - it is great to learn a new skill!

Photography Home Learning Week 2

History - VE Day 75th Anniversary Friday 8th May 2020

'We'll Meet Again' is a famous wartime song which was sung by a lady called Dame Vera Lynn during WWII. She is still alive and has just celebrated her 103rd birthday! This week, if you can, ask your grandparents or great-grandparents what they remember about this lady and this song and how it made them feel. If you don't have grandparents or great-grandparents to ask, have a look on the internet link below and see what you can find out.

On Friday evening, the nation will be joining together, on our doorsteps, to sing this famous song as part of VE Day celebrations and also because it is relevant today where we are apart from many of our loved-ones due to social distancing. Click on the link below to hear the song and see if you can learn the lyrics ready to sing with your family on Friday evening.




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