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20/4/20 to 24/4/20

Timetable for the week

  Lesson 1 Lesson 2 Lesson 3 Lesson 4
Monday SPaG Maths PE Drama
Tuesday Writing Maths Geography Skills
Wednesday Maths Reading History
Thursday Computing RE Science
Friday English Maths Art

Year 6 Update : 24.4.20



Lesson 1: Responding to a Formal Letter

Your complaint letters the other day were AWESOME!

They were SO good in fact, that you are going to go one step further and REPLY to some of them. 

This involves you adopting a different perspective and arguing your case. 

Below you will find 5 letters - Oscar, Lauren, Zak, Molly and Jamie. 

You are going to reply to ONE of them, saying why their complaints are invalid. 

The instructions are underneath the original letter. 

Set up a new document, naming it ‘Your name + Complaint Reply’ and share it with me. 

Make sure you put a title, date and YOUR NAME actually on the document too. 

If you wish to, you could also share it with Oscar, Lauren, Zak, Molly or Jamie, so that they can see what you have written!

I cannot wait to read them!  


Lesson 2: Maths

Task 1: Word Problems

1.  A man buys a horse for £600. He sells the horse for £700. He then buys the horse back for £800. And he sells the horse again for £900. In the end, how much money did the man make or lose? Or did he break even?

2. (linked to Art yesterday!) On the coast there are three lighthouses.

The first light shines for 3 seconds, then is off for 3 seconds.

The second light shines for 4 seconds, then is off for 4 seconds.

The third light shines for 5 seconds, then is off for 5 seconds.

All three lights have just come on together.

1) When is the first time all three lights will be off at the same time?

2) When is the next time all three lights will come on together at the same moment?

Email me the answers please!


Task 2: Mental Arithmetic - 1 test and DO NOT RUSH!


Task 3: My Maths - you should all have 2 or 3 tasks to complete. Don’t worry if you cannot complete all of it - spend about an hour in total on Maths.




See document below - you will be creating a piece of key/care worker art. 

Please send a photo of it to Mrs Thompson. 



Lesson 1: RE

Read the Bible story below about Jesus calming the storm. 


Then click on this link:

and read the first two paragraphs. In this speech, the Pope compared the current situation with COVID-19 to the disciples who found themselves in the storm with Jesus. They panicked and he was cross with them for not trusting God to deliver them to safety. The Pope is giving a similar message in this speech - he wants us to trust God, who will take care of us. 


Main task:

I want you to do something a little odd - draw a lighthouse! (example below)

If you Google ‘simple lighthouse sketch’ then you will get lots of examples. 

You can see in the example (by a Y6 child), the child has written words in the ray of light.

His words say ‘There is a light in everything’. 

Write your own words of hope in the ray of light. 

Then send a photo of your sketch to me! Or keep it for when we come back to school. 


Lesson 2: Computing

Graphs and PIE charts (what else?!)


In your ‘Shared with me’ (and also in your gmail) will be a sample version of what you are recreating.

OPEN THIS UP FIRST, so you know what you are trying to achieve. It’s called ‘Mrs T - Charts and Pies’.

  1. Go into google sheets (or excel). This is one of your apps in gdrive. 

  2. Open up a new blank spreadsheet. Call it Your Name + Charts/Pies.

  3. Share it with me -


There are 3 levels of challenge:

  • Minimal: recreate Sheet 1, using your own data (names, numbers). IT MUST LOOK LIKE MINE!

  • Optimal: recreate Sheets 1 & 2

  • Maximal: recreate Sheets 1, 2 & 3

Good luck! This is not easy - don’t get stressed if you are stuck.



See Mrs Moss’ links below and have a go at making a pinhole camera!

Y6 Science - (wk 20th - 24th April)

This week to follow on from your previous work on light I'd like you to research and make a pinhole camera. The links and the youtube clip below should give you a start: there is more than one way to make a pinhole camera, so why not search and see what works best for you with the things you have at home.

Investigate what happens and find the best way to create an image. Create a Google Doc (& share with me) to write a paragraph with a photo (if possible) about your pinhole camera! 

Think about which property of light this experiment shows.

How to Make a Pinhole Camera

Eastman Museum historic process specialist Nick Brandreth shows us how to make a pinhole camera


Lesson 1: Maths

Warm up:

Word problems:

  1. I buy a coffee and a cake for £3.25. Mrs Storey buys three coffees for £5.40. How much for two coffees and 2 cakes? 

  2. At the airport my suitcase must weigh 23kg (to the nearest kg). What is the most it can weigh? (to one dp)

  3. My car will hold 60l of petrol. It is a quarter full. If petrol costs £1.10 per litre, how much will it cost me to fill the tank?

Main task:

White Rose Summer Term Week 2, Lesson 3

Do this work in your book, NEATLY, and please mark it.


On the right hand side are the Year 7 and Year 8 pages. 

Have a go at Summer Term Week 2 Lesson 3 from either year 7 or Year 8. 

If you can't do it, don't worry! 


Lesson 2: Comprehension

Read the text below about Pandora’s Box and then respond to the questions. You can type this and share it with Mrs Thompson or do it on paper. Full sentences please. 

I will mark this for you. 



Introduction to Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece is to be our next History topic.

Please read the first section, titled ‘Who were the ancient Greeks?’ and watch the 3 class clips:

  • Greek Theatre

  • What did the Greeks do for us?

  • Women in Ancient Greece

Spend about an hour on this - re-read the sections if necessary. 

Make notes if it will help you to remember.


Lesson 1: Writing

You are going to write a formal letter, to complain about something. 

Remember, formal letters do not have contractions or use the language of speech. 

There are some examples of letters below. 


Ideas of things you can complain about:

  • A visit to a restaurant where the service was slow and the food was cold

  • You found a dead insect in a bag of crisps

  • You found a piece of metal in a tin of beans

  • An expensive item of clothing looked like a rag after it had been washed once

  • You ordered something from Amazon and it took 4 weeks to arrive

(you can use your own idea if you like. You CANNOT write about a bad trip to the cinema!!)


Your letter must be 3 paragraphs. Here’s a suggested structure (you don’t need to stick to this if you feel confident).

Paragraph 1: explain the problem

Paragraph 2: explain why the problem had such a negative impact

Paragraph 3: explain what the company can do to put it right


Name your letter ‘Complaint letter by Xxxxxx’ and share it with Mrs Thompson ( - this is Mrs Storey’s holiday week. 


You do not have to finish your letter today but you MUST finish it this week. 

I will be checking them all as you write. 


Lesson 2: Maths

Warm up:

Pies and shoes questions (do in your book or on paper)

  1. Mrs T. says ‘I ate ⅞ of my pie’. Freddie says ‘I ate 75% of my pie’. Who ate the most pie? By how much?

  2. Mrs Thompson has 420 pairs of shoes. 35% are in the loft. 45% are in her wardrobe. How many pairs of shoes are elsewhere? 

  3. Year 6 (61 children plus Mrs T. and Mrs S.) voted for their favourite sweet pie filling. Two thirds liked apple best. What angle would this be on a pie chart? 

I will mark these for you. 


Main task:

White Rose Summer Term Week 2, Lesson 2

Do this work in your book, NEATLY, and please mark it.



On the right hand side are the Year 7 and Year 8 pages. 

Have a go at Summer Term Week 2 Lesson 2 from either year 7 or Year 8. 

If you can't do it, don't worry! 



Geography Skills


Please read through the 5 learner guides:

  • Mapping the World

  • Latitude and longitude

  • Timezones

  • Maps

  • Contours, keys and symbols


Watch the videos that go with them. 

There is a quiz for each section - do those to ensure that you have remembered what you have read.


Lesson 1: SPaG (for an hour)

Warm up:

Spelling Shed. Currently Year 1 and Year 3 are beating us. THIS IS NOT CONTINUING!!!!! Year 6 must reign! 


Main task:

Go to Purple Mash (if you don't have your logon, contact Mrs Thompson) and complete the tasks. There are 3 grammar tasks and 2 spelling tasks.



Click on the link below and do the exercises based on:

The comma 1

The comma 2

The comma splice


Lesson 2: Maths (for an hour)

Warm up:

TT Rockstars - there is a 6T v 6S battle this week. May the best mathematicians win!


Main task:

White Rose Summer Term Week 2, Lesson 1

Do this work in your book, NEATLY, and please mark it.



On the right hand side are the Year 7 and Year 8 pages. 

Have a go at Summer Term Week 2 Lesson 1 from either year 7 or Year 8. 

If you can't do it, don't worry! 



1. PE - have a run, go on a trampoline, skip, walk the dog - whatever you like so long as your heart-rate speeds up!!


2.  Drama - see links below from Mrs Sales. You will be familiarising yourselves with the classic and brilliant musical MARY POPPINS!

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