Year Groups: Year 6

Be determined and confident! Don’t be afraid or discouraged, for I, the Lord your God, am with you wherever you go.

— Joshua 1:9



Welcome to Year Six
Our Class Christian Values are: Reverence (6M), Humility (6SN) and Courage (6B)


Year 6 Class Teachers

Mrs Stagg

Our 3 classes for 2020-21 are:

6B – Mr Brinkworth

6M – Mr Melville

6SN – Mrs Stagg and Miss Novak

In our Year 6 area, we will keep you up to date about your child’s learning (curriculum and timetable), trips and events and homework (including spellings)

Autumn 2 Spellings

Year 5 and 6 statutory spellings

Year 6 Spelling List 1

Year 6 Spelling List 2

Home Learning w/c 23/11/20


We will be using the following textbook pages in school this week.

Monday – TB1 P83

Wednesday – TB1 P86 and P87

Thursday – TB1 P88, P89 and P90


This week, we will be revising all four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).

In these ‘number pyramids’, the number in each box is the total of the two boxes underneath.

METHOD: To find out what number is in an empty box, you must add together the two numbers in the boxes underneath.

If you know the number in the box above but only one of the numbers in the two boxes below, the you must find the difference (subtract) to find the missing number.

TASK: Find all the missing numbers on the 1-star and 2-star addition and subtraction number pyramids worksheet.

EXTENSION 1: Can you complete the 3-star sheet, which include decimal numbers?


TASK: Today, you will test your addition and subtraction knowledge by solving these mini addition and subtraction investigations.

Read each one carefully and discuss with an adult at home if you are unsure what to do.

Remember, you can do these in any order – how many can you solve?


Today you will need your multiplication skills.

TASK 1: Warm up your times-tables knowledge by completing this Christmas mosaic.

TASK2: Work through the multiplication word problems in any order, then check your work against the answers.


Today you will need to use all 4 operations.

BODMAS (sometimes BIDMAS) is an acronym we use to remind us what order to solve calculations that have more than one operation. Look at the BODMAS poster to remind yourself of the correct order – REMEMBER, ALWAYS SOLVE BRACKETS FIRST!

EXAMPLE: with the calculation 2 + 4 x 5 = ?, do we solve 2+4 first or 4×5?

               If we solve 2+4 first, we get the answer 30.

               If we solve 4×5 first, we get the answer 22.

               BODMAS shows us that M (multiplication) comes before A addition), therefore we must solve the multiplication first, so the solution must be 2 + 4 x 5 = 22.

TASK: Look at these four BODMAS investigations. Solve them in any order then check your work with the answers – How many different ways can you find to solve question 3 and 4?


TASK: Use all four operations to crack the codes in christmas code breaker 1.

EXTENSION: Crack the codes in christmas code breaker 2 with even harder calculations to solve!




Today we are looking at how to answer inference style questions with Inference Iggy. Have a look at this PowerPoint and then read this text and answer the questions.


This week we are going to write a persuasive letter, have a look at this excellent example of a Persuasive letter.  We are going to write a letter in the role of Lilly from our Cogheart text. Lilly is  complaining about the way girls are treated. The letter will need an introduction, two arguments and a conclusion. You can extend your letter by writing a third argument. Have a look at this lesson with Mr Brown from The Oak National Academy to help you with the main features of a persuasive letter. Now write your introductory paragraph as Lilly Hartman – remember, Lilly is unhappy about the treatment of girls’ in the Victorian era.


Today we are reading a section of Chapter 15 from Cogheart. You will find these pages on this PowerPoint. Answers these questions and check your answers on the PowerPoint.


Today we are going to continue to write your persuasive letter  – the next two paragraphs and the conclusion. Remember, if you want to extend your letter you could write a third persuasive paragraph. Go back and look at the excellent example from Tuesday’s lesson and see how the argument is extended as the writer starts each paragraph. Make it as convincing as you can, using examples from the book wherever possible.


Today we are exploring adverbs. Complete this lesson from Oak Academy on verbs and adverbs.


This week at school, we are making our Christmas cards and we would love to see what creative ideas you have for your home-made Christmas cards too!

TASK: Make your own home-made Christmas card and send a photo of your festive creation to your class teacher via Class Dojo to be shared with the whole class.

Stuck for ideas? Have a look at this simple Christmas card idea made from strips of colourful paper. If you don’t have lots of different colours to choose from, mix what you’ve got with newspaper, Christmas wrapping paper and even old magazine pages to get a complex and brightly patterned Christmas tree for the front of your card.


Book Week 

We had some awesome costumes to celebrate the end of book week. Here are some of the costumes from 6B.

 Year 6 2020 Leavers’ Performance 

Year 6 2020 Awards
Year 6 2020 Leavers’ Video – The Greatest Show
Year 6 Summer Fair



Year 6 Showcase


Gymnastics Competition at Baskervilles

There were two teams from WASPS: level 1 and level 2.

Each team consisted of 5 gymnasts who each had to perform two vaults and a floor routine. In the level 2 competition, the gymnasts came second, only 0.5 points away from the winners! The level 1 team also came second. Everyone has fun and enjoyed the competition.

By Ella and Amy

Over to Bethlehem

Yesterday, Year 6 walked up to the Weston All Saints Church to perform their Christmas Nativity Plays. Year 6 classes all performed their own Christmas shows with a little twist. The nativities were a great success! Everyone who took part in the play was a star and the parents loved it. The plays involved a game show, and then over to Bethlehem for an outside broadcast.

In the studio, the Quizmaster/Mistress asked questions to all four quiz contestants. In Bethlehem, the reporter(s) asked important questions about recent events. Some classes included a News-desk. The three plays started at 13.00 and ended at 15.05. The choir performed in every play, we all sang “Come and Join the Celebration” at the end. The reporters interviewed people like the neighbour, a rich foreigner, a Pharisee and of course the landlord of the Inn. The play was intended to be humorous but also to get the message of Christmas across. It was a great success.


By Jack (6B), Leo (6B) and Jack (6Br)