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Week Beginning 28th September


Our Maths focus this week continues to be based around 'numbers'. We will be focusing on multiplying and dividing using both written and mental methods. We will then be going on to apply these skills to solving a variety of problems.


English and History go hand in hand this week as we focus on the topic of evacuation during World War II. The children will be researching and finding information about what life was like for children evacuated during the war and creating a non-chronological report based on this.


Our infographics are well underway now and the children have planned these based around a topic they are interested in. This week we will be using Powerpoint to begin to create these.


PE this week is going virtual as the children will be taking part in a 'Virtual Athletics Competition'. Each week we will be scoring a range of athletics activities from which the children will be competing virtually against other local schools. They will have the opportunity to achieve a bronze, silver or gold award for their efforts.


Please remember that PE day is a Monday so PE kit must be worn. Please also ensure that children have a pair of trainers or plimsols in school with them every day.


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Homework Thursday 24th September


Maths Homework:

Please complete pages 6 & 7 of the Year 6 Targeted Question Book you have been given.

Log on to your TT Rockstars and work on this.


English Homework:

Please complete pages 6 & 7 of the Year 6 Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Book you have been given.

Learn the spellings from the Autumn spelling list (list 3). If you are struggling, focus on the highlighted spellings. 

Daily reading at home (approx 10 mins)


If you struggle with the task books, try the optional tasks below.


Parent Guidance for Homework

Autumn Spelling Lists (all)

Week Beginning 21st September


In Maths this week our focus remains on number and moves on to looking at the four operations. We will mainly look at addition and subtraction this week including improving our mental, written and reasoning skills in this area.

English and History continue with our World War Two theme. We will be continuing to use the text 'Letters from the Lighthouse' as part of our English work, producing some written pieces based on this. In History we will be learning about the Battle of Britain, which had its 80th year memorial on 15th September.

Our Art lessons focus on looking at the work of famous landscape artists this week as we begin to think about the work we will be creating ourselves.

Science looks at how plants and animals have adapted over time to suit their surroundings. 


Please remember to:

-wear PE kit to school every Monday

-keep a pair of trainers/ plimsols in school daily


For homework, scroll down!


Homework Thursday 17th September

Please complete the homework tasks below for this week.



Please complete the video lesson:


Spellings this week are 'week 2' on the Autumn Spelling list below. The pattern is words that have the prefix 'dis' and 'mis'. Look at all the spellings on the list and focus on the ones you do not know. If you are struggling, focus on the highlighted words to learn.


Remember to read for 10 minutes daily and record this in your reading diary.



Please complete the video lesson:


Remember to log on to TT Rockstars to recite your times tables. The log in details are the same as your Purple Mash.

Year 6 Curriculum Overview

Week Beginning 14th September

After a super successful first week back at school last week, lessons are well underway in a variety of subjects.

Maths this week continues to focus on place value with the main areas of learning this week being multiplying and dividing by 10,100 and 1000 and rounding large numbers.


In English and History our World War Two topic continues with children continuing to read 'Letters from the Lighthouse' and produce some creative character viewpoint writing on this. They will also be learning about the various axis and ally powers involved in WWII.


In Computing, the children will be learning about the value of search engines and how these work as they begin to think about their infographic projects they will be undertaking in the next few weeks.


In Art we will be looking at the use of light, dark, shadow and shading to create objects that will look more 3D with some still life artwork taking place.


So another busy week in Year 6!

Please remember to wear PE kit on a Monday.

For homework, scroll down.


Homework- Thursday 10th September 2020


Homework tasks are for all children to complete this week. From next week, some of the tasks may vary. You will be notified via your child's Reading Diary as to which tasks will apply to them.

All children are to read for 10 minutes daily (to be recorded in reading diaries) and complete their TT Rockstars weekly.



Please complete the following video link:


Spellings: Autumn Spellings 1 from list. Learn all unknown spellings with spelling pattern 'un'. If struggling, focus on first 5 spellings on left hand column.



Please complete the following video link:

Welcome Back Year 6!

We hope you have had a restful break and are looking forward to returning to school.We have been busy organising year 6 ready for your return and can't wait to get started.


A few key pieces of information:


Monday is PE day (this will begin Monday 7th Sept)

You can wear your PE kit to school all day on this day. Please don't wear jewellery to school or be able to remove it and keep it safe yourself. Also make sure you wear a tracksuit if the weather is cooler and bring your coat to school if you need to.


Thursday is homework day- due in the following Tuesday unless told otherwise

Homework will be set online each week so you will need to check on this page for your activities and spellings. Spelling tests will usually be on a Tuesday.


Please bring to school a pair of PE trainers or plimsols which can be left and used throughout the week as needed. (Make sure they are named and in a named bag)

All equipment will be provided at school so no need for pencil cases!


Week Beginning 7th September

This week our timetable will begin and we will be starting our new topics. In History we will be learning about World War Two and the events which led up to this starting. Our English work links nicely to this as we begin reading our text for the term 'Letters from the Lighthouse' by Emma Carroll. We will begin with the first two chapters of the book and create some writing based on these. 


In Maths this week we will be looking at place value. We will be revising key areas such as the value of digits within a number and reading and writing large numbers. 


PE will also begin this week and we will get outside and improve our fitness.


Finally, in Art we will be looking at the use of colour in artwork and blending and mixing different shades of colours.





Below is a link to a free website which contains ideas/activities and printable worksheets for home learning:


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