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W/C - 7th September 2020

Hello and welcome to the Autumn Term in Year 6!


Despite a great start to the academic year, we now find ourselves home learning again. However, this time, your home learning will be different to lockdown home learning. We expect to hear from all of you every day. We need you to email your work to your class teacher each day or upload it to your class blog.  


A reminder of our emails:


We look forward to seeing your work!

Miss Goss and Mrs Day.



In English for the next couple of weeks we are reading and completing some narrative work based on the picture book, 'The Tin Forest' by Helen Ward. Please see the resource link below for the recordings on YouTube for the stories we are looking at this week. Complete the following tasks on lined paper or in your pink home learning book.


Stick in the picture of the front cover of The Tin Forest. Underneath, answer the following in full sentences:

  1. What I know.
  2. What I think I know.
  3. What I would like to find out? 

What do you think is the moral of the story? We expect around two paragraphs of writing.


Re-listen to the opening of the story again online. How do you think the old man feels?

What would you do if all of this rubbish were outside your window? You could write a letter to your local council. Today we are looking at modal verbs (look them up on BBC BiteSize if you need a reminder please).

Modal verbs: can, could, may, might, shall, should, will, would, ought to.

Write sentences using a range of modal verbs. Write as if you are the old man looking out onto the rubbish. What should be done?

For example, I would have looked after the area differently. You should have cleaned the area a long time ago.


Watch the animated version of The Tin  Forest. You could draw a simple story map with key words to help you.

Write a detailed recount from the old man’s point of view explaining what has happened to him.

Remember the features of a recount e.g. past tense, first person, conjunctions and time connectives.

We expect a minimum of half a page of writing for your recount.


Orally retell the story of The Tin Forest to an adult at home. Include only the main events! Now watch online the reading of the book ‘The Flower’ by John Light. Think about ways in which the books are similar. Compare the Tin Forest with The Flower. What is the same? What is different? Draw a table with two headings: similarities and differences and complete. Extension: Do both books share the same message? What is it? Give reasons for your opinions.


A book review website have heard that we are reading the Tin Forest in school. They would like us to write a summary for their website. Discuss with an adult what is meant by the term, ‘summary’. 

Watch the PowerPoint to explain what a summary is. You only include the key points/events in a summary - not every detail! Just enough to give the reader an understanding of the important parts.

Write a summary of The Tin Forest. It should be no longer than half a page (two short paragraphs).




Summarize a text

Maths - Number and Place Value


This week we are revising place value up to ten million and negative numbers. Please log on to MyMaths where you will find two lessons set up for you. Each lesson has homework linked to it. These two tasks should be competed over four days. If you can't remember your MyMaths login please email your class teacher who will remind you.


Religious Education

We are looking at different Christian crosses from around the world as part of a whole school project this week. As part of the project, each child is being asked to design a cross to represent our school. Think about symbols, words and colours that are important to us and then, on a plain piece of paper, design your own unique cross.

Topic - Frozen Kingdom

What do the words 'Frozen Kingdom' mean to you? What images come to mind? On a plain piece of paper, create a mind map using these words and decorate with suitable images. Please do a key indicating whether the words are related to geography, history or science. 

Science - An introduction to micro-organisms


Micro-organisms are commonly known as germs and are tiny living organisms too small to see with the naked eye.

Click on the PowerPoint presentation below to find out more.


From the information you have read, design a front cover for our science topic this half term and decorate it with images of micro-organisms. Check you have understood by completing the quiz below - good luck!


Micro-organism quiz

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