By / 28th June, 2020 / Year6 / Off

Hello Year 6,

Hope you’ve had a good weekend and you and your families are safe and well.  I’d love to hear from you and to see some examples of your home learning as well as hearing about the fun things you’ve been up to. You can contact me through your Purple Mash email.

Also, remember to keep checking the high school websites for updates on transition.

Have a good week.

Mrs D

Morning Maths

Morning maths activities are included in the table below.

This week, we’re studying Position and Direction.

Video tutorials are available on:

  • White Rose Maths
    Please watch the daily video tutorials, in the timetable below, to guide your learning, then complete the Classroom Secrets activity sheets.
Monday Morning maths – Mat 1

The first quadrant –

‘Classroom Secrets’ option – Year-6-Autumn-Block-4-Step-1-HW-EXT-The-First-Quadrant

Tuesday Morning maths – Mat 2

Four quadrants –

‘Classroom Secrets’ option – Year-6-Autumn-Block-4-Step-2-HW-EXT-Four-Quadrants

Wednesday Morning maths – Mat 3

Translations –

‘Classroom Secrets’ option – Year-6-Autumn-Block-4-Step-3-HW-EXT-Translations

Thursday Morning maths – Mat 4

Reflections –

‘Classroom Secrets’ option – Year-6-Autumn-Block-4-Step-4-HW-EXT-Reflections

Friday Morning maths – Mat 5

Arithmetic paper – ks2-mathematics-2017-paper-1

‘Classroom Secrets’ option – Year-6-Position-and-Direction-Block-4-Consolidation-Pack

My Maths –

TT Rock Stars/Numbots –


Secret Agent, Walter Beckett, has a problem of pigeon-sized proportions. When a pigeon gets trapped inside the spy’s briefcase, all kinds of  mayhem ensue.

Watch the video animation Pigeon Impossible at Literacy Shed – Pigeon Impossible to be inspired and support your creative ideas.

Monday Watch the video animation, Pigeon Impossible (link above). Then, write and illustrate a comic strip to retell the main events in the story.  You should create an imaginary dialogue between Secret Agent Beckett and the ‘problem pigeon’ and include speech and thought bubbles to add writing to your illustrations. You can draw your own comic strip outline or here’s one I made earlier 😉 ComicStrip
Tuesday Think about the events you focused on in your comic strip, yesterday. Today, you’re going to use those events to plan a newspaper report. This PowerPoint will help you to organise and structure your planning Newspaper-Writing-Tips. Remember, you’ll need a headline and byline followed by a lead paragraph including the 5Ws (Who? What? Where? Why? When?).  Newspaper-Report-Planning
Wednesday Today, you are going to write your newspaper report using the planning you did yesterday. Features you should include: headline, byline, lead or introduction, main body and conclusion. You should also include witness quotes. Newspaper-writing-template
Thursday Today, you are going to write a new mission for Secret Agent, Walter Beckett. You could decide to write another mission where the problem pigeon sabotages Walter’s efforts or you might decide that the two should work together this time. Use your imagination and add some illustrations to your writing.
Friday Can you write a persuasive argument from the pigeon’s point of view? Today, you’re going to write an argument for why it was not the pigeon’s fault. This PowerPoint introduction-to-persuasive-text and template Persuasive-Writing-Template will help you to organise and structure your argument.


If you would like an additional writing challenge, try the activities on Pobble365 – Moving House 2.

You can send photos or attachments of your completed work to me via your Purple Mash email.



This week’s reading tasks are based on ‘Macbeth Retold’ by Marcia Williams and can be found here Macbeth Retold. The activities are supported by video clips.

Reading Plus –

It is important to spend 30 minutes 3-4 times each week on Reading Plus.

SPaG –

Spelling –

Additional learning

You can find many more exciting lessons in History, Geography, RE, Science, Art and more on BBC Bitesize Daily BBC Bitesize Daily or Oak National Academy Oak National Academy.

There’s a lovely geography lesson – ‘The Galapagos Islands’ – on BBC Bitesize The Galapagos Islands. I’d love to see your efforts!