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Year 6

Home Learning Monday 1st March 2021

Hello Year 6,

Today is a special day, do you know why? I’ll give you a clue - it is very important to Welsh people…

Check out the Year 6 display board in Purple Mash to see all the wonderful ‘Monday Munch’ photographs from last week. This week your key ingredient is pasta. Click on the link below for further information and ideas.  

This week we will be celebrating World Book Day! Our book this year is ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks. Click to hear the story:

There is an on-going task for you to complete which you may like to get started on! If you have siblings, this can be a family task! Your task is to create a picture book theatre -

Please find the rest of your learning tasks for today below.

Have a great day, stay safe,

Miss M                                   


Reading: Make sure that you are reading for at least 30 minutes a day and that you are completing your Lexia minutes.

Looking for something to read? Try the Oak Academy Library -

Comprehension: I have set daily comprehension 2Dos this week. Make sure that you log in to Purple Mash every day to complete the work. If you are unable to access the online learning, please read the text and answer the questions from pages 14 and 15 of your CGP English Comprehension book. Make sure you add your answers to the Year 6 English Blog, so I can mark them. Remember to PEE!

SPAG: To explore word class

A  ___  is a person, place or thing.

An  ____ describes a word; it tells us what it’s like.

A _____ is a doing or being word; if you do it or you are it, then the word is a ______.

An ______ describes a verb; it often ends in –ly.

What is a preposition? Write a definition for this word class.

If you are unable to access this lesson, read the relevant pages in your English study book and complete the task above. Don’t forget to add your answer to the Year 6 English Blog.

Writing: Sentence Stacking Day 3. Please read the instructions carefully and record your writing in your Home Learning book, remembering to use your best handwriting and to read back and check your work.

Handwriting/Spelling: Log in to Letter-join ( and select Year 6. Choose the next word you need to work on, watch the animation and then write the word in your Home Learning book at least 5 times. Remember to use ‘Look, Cover, Write, Check’. Please practise 3 words a day. If you do not know what the word means – make sure that you look it up or ask me!

Vocabulary: You will find this week’s Mrs Wordsmith’s words on the Year 6 English blog.


Fluency: We will be completing this together on Zoom! If you are unable to access the Zoom meeting (or want to do a little bit more…), then please complete the next section of your CGP Mental Maths Workout book remembering to record your answers on the Year 6 Maths Blog so I can see and mark them.

Maths: Expressing missing number problems algebraically

Work through the lesson by watching the video and completing the questions set. Don’t forget to do the quiz and let me know your score by adding it to the Year 6 Maths Blog!

If you are unable to access the lesson, please complete Page 25 from your CGP Maths Workout book. Complete any working out and record your answers in your Home Learning book before adding them to the Year 6 Maths Blog.

Keep practising your tables using TTRockstars! Keep practising your arithmetic using Numbots!

PSHCE: Life is all about balance

Watch the video and complete the quiz. Don’t forget to post your score on our Spring Term 2021 – Year 6 blog on Purple Mash.


This term you will be learning all about Sikhism. The sixth lesson is called: Where and how do Sikhs worship? Watch the video and complete the quiz. Don’t forget to post your score on our Spring Term 2021 – Year 6 blog on Purple Mash.

Welcome to Year 6

I am Miss Milliams and am delighted to be teaching Year 6 this year.

The children have all settled in well and are looking forward to the year ahead.

In our class we are supported by Mrs Ramthor.

This term we will be learning about the Arctic, Antarctic and both North and South America.


We have P.E twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday.


Please check the website regularly as we will be updating it with all of the wonderful learning that has been taking place. 


Year 6 are expected to complete 1 hour of homework every night. In order to support your child at home with their learning please encourage them to: 

  • Read every night
  • Complete all written homework set (details of this will be in their planners)
  • Learn their Year 6 glossaries
  • Learn Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 statutory spelling lists (copies are in their glossaries)
  • Read through their study books  
  • Complete their Lexia time
  • Learn their times tables up to 12x12 - TT Rockstars
  • Develop their mental maths skills using Numbots
  • Ensure that they can tell the time using both analogue and digital clocks
  • Complete some of the Year 6 Homework Projects

Spring Term Learning

This term in English Year 6 will be writing texts in a variety of genres including a non-chronological report and diary. Their fiction writing will include a story based on the theme of adventure. Their learning will include a clear focus on the skills of drafting and editing in preparation for secondary school. Year 6 will continue to develop their knowledge of different forms of punctuation and grammatical terms and how these can be used to improve their writing.


In Maths we will be continuing our learning around number which this term will include work on fractions, decimals and measurements.


In Science we will be learning about classification and evolution.


In computing we will be learning what a blog is and how to create one, before further developing our coding skills to include computational thinking during our topic 'Text Adventures'.   


Our History and Geography topics this term are both linked to our topic of ‘Pole to Pole’. This term the focus will be very much on geography. We will be learning about lines of longitude and latitude and how these relate to time zones, comparing and contrasting the Arctic and the Antarctic before journeying from the North Pole, through the Americas, to the South Pole.


In Art the children will be learning about printing and in D.T their topic is ‘shelters’ and they will be investigating how to strengthen structures.


We will be taking part in the PSHCE topics of ‘Dreams and Goals’ and ‘Healthy Me’.


In R.E we will be learning about Christianity and considering the questions – Is anything ever eternal? and Is Christianity still a strong religion 2,000 years after Jesus was on Earth? In addition Year 6 will also be completing missed learning about Sikhism.

Year 6 will also be continuing their French lessons; this term the topics are ‘Our School’ and ‘Time’. Their P.E will be with our Sports Coach – Mr T – and our music learning will be linked to the work of Benjamin Britten.


All of the curriculum information can be found on the curriculum page on the website. 


If you would like to speak to me about your child’s learning please contact the office and I will be in contact. 

Year 6 Homework Project Ideas

Recommended Websites:   

Odd Socks Day 2020

Making Christmas Cards for Hertswise - Community Dementia Service

Catch Up Science - Explaining the movement of the planets in our solar system

Celebrating European Day of Languages with a French breakfast!