Home Learning

Year 6 Home Learning Tasks – Week Beginning 29/06/2020:

Hello Year 6!

As the end of the school year comes to a close, many of you are preparing for your progression into secondary education. This can be quite a big transition for some of you, and it is perfectly natural to feel nervous about this move.

To help with this, I have been in touch with your families about a social club that will allow you to speak with other children in Year 6 and 7 about moving to secondary school. This club hosts a Zoom meeting every Friday between 5pm and 6pm. I will be in touch with all of your adults to consult them further about this opportunity, and I highly recommend you participate if you feel worried or anxious (or even just curious!) about this next stage in your learning.

For those of you who are unable to come to school, I will continue to upload work every week as promised to keep you busy and your mind sharp. I also expect that those of you coming into school continue to do these on the days you do not attend.

As always, remember to continue uploading your work onto Class Dojo. If ever you need to get in touch with me, ask your parent send an email to year6@st-stephensprimary.co.uk. I will be sure to contact you as soon as possible.

Have a great week,

Mr Acquah



This week:

·          Visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1  and complete the daily English lessons.

·         Captain Save-the-Planet poem

Read the above poem and answer the following questions:

1. What issue is the poem talking about?

2. What is the overall message of the poem?

3. Read the final stanza (paragraph) of the poem. What response do you think the narrator is trying to get from the reader?

4. Who do you think is the target audience for the poem? Why?

Extension: Imagine you were a planet-saving superhero. What would your superpower be? Design a poster of your superhero persona, detailing their powers and abilities as well as how they use them to save our planet.



This week:

·        Read a book for at least 20 minutes each day. Write a brief summary of the events from your reading after each daily read. Once you finish reading, write a book review summarising your thoughts on the book and whether you would recommend it for other children your age.

If you have no new books at home you can read, you can access some free ebooks through Oxford Owl.


Once on the website click on the pink button ‘My class login’

Username: ststephensyear6

Password: StstephensYear6

Be careful to use capital letters exactly as shown.

·        In addition to your own independent reading, you can also visit https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/ to listen to a free audio book reading.



This week:

Practice your spelling of the following words:

Pick two of these words you are least familiar with, or that you use the least when speaking/writing. Write down the definition of these words, along with a synonym, antonym and an example of its use in a sentence.

If you are fully familiar with all the words listed above, use a dictionary or your weekly reading to find two words of your own.



This week:

·        https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

Every day, you should follow the above link and complete one lesson under ‘Summer Term – Wk 10 (w/c 29th June)’. As work sheets are no longer being provided, you will just need to watch the video.

–      Monday: Lesson 1 – Introducing the ration symbol

–      Tuesday: Lesson 2 – Calculating ration

–      Wednesday:  Lesson 3 – Using scale factors

–      Thursday: Lesson 4 – Ration and proportion problems

–      Friday: Friday Maths Challenge

·        Visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1  and complete the daily Maths lessons. These will match closely with the White Rose learning videos. After watching the Bitesize videos to further develop your understanding, complete the activities to demonstrate your learning.

·        Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/resources/classroom-resources/problems/ and work on the ‘problem of the day’. These are updated on a daily basis, and you can go back and work on previous problems if you would like to have a go.

·        Spend at least 10 minutes each day playing one of the maths games on this website: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/ordering-and-sequencing-numbers

·        If you have access to a printer at home, you can print and work through additional worksheets on https://www.mathematicsmastery.org/free-resources



This week:

·        Create and test your family with a quiz about the human body, using what you have covered in previous home learning and any additional research. These should vary in difficulty, as some facts may not be commonly known!

Click one of these links for interesting facts about the body you can use in your quiz:




You can also use this resource to help you when designing your own quiz cards:

Quiz cards (science)

·        Take a look at http://www.sciencefun.org/kidszone/experiments/ and try out one of the scientific experiments! These are all activities that can be done from home using equipment and resources that you may have available, Remember to check with your adults before you do these!



This week:

·        Visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvybp4j and work through the online lesson ‘Florida’. After reading the information and watching all of the videos, work through Activities 1, 2 and 3.

·        For Activity 2, you were required to fill out a ‘Why Should I Visit Florida?’ activity sheet. Choose another country or continent and conduct research to help you complete another version of this sheet (found below) for your chosen location.

Why Should I Visit



Last week we looked at the importance of rules in Christianity and Judaism by looking at the story of the Golden Calf. This story demonstrated the seriousness of breaking God’s laws, as well the severity of the consequences this brings.

This week:

·     Task 1: Think of five occasions in the past where you have broken the rules. For each of these occasions, answer the following:

–           Did you realise what the consequence would be for breaking those rules BEFORE you did it?

–           IF NO: do you think you would still have broken the rule?

–           IF YES: what made you break the rule anyway?

·     What ‘rules’ are there about caring for the world? Are these important?

·     Task 2: Read ‘The People Who Hugged the Trees’. Make sure to read both the story and the comments that describe the real-life events it is based on (you can stop when you reach ‘Sources’). Once read, answer the following questions:

–        What is the meaning of the story?

–        Which rules were being broken, and who was breaking them?

Extension questions:

·         Are there situations where a person might be considered right to break the law in order to protect the world around them?

·         How do you think a religious person might feel if following the law forces them to go against the laws of their faith?



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