Year Groups: Year 6

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


Video message from your class teachers – w/c 25/05/20
Click on your class teacher’s picture to see their latest video message


Independent Work for Home Learning – w/c 01/06/20

We would love to see all the fabulous work you have been doing at home. If you would like to share any photos of your projects or artwork, please email the school with the photos attached and add the subject “FAO Y6 Teachers” and we will aim to update the website regularly so you can see what your friends have been up to! Please note by kindly submitting photographs/images of your child’s work you are giving permission for the material to be uploaded onto the school website.  Please state if you would rather your work is not included. Thank you.

As usual please use the information below to access your home learning. We have chosen some activities from the new Oak National Academy and BBC Bitesize websites. However, if you would like more content and structure we recommend making fuller use of these websites which are both offering home learning using a variety of videos, games and activities.

Writing – Poetry

Task 1 – Click on the link below and scroll to the bottom of the page until you reach week one: write a poem inspired by  journey with Simon Mole.

Watch the video: The Little Train of the Caipira.

Watch the video again and on a piece of paper, mind map all the vocabulary and figurative language (simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole) you can think of as you listen to the music and the train makes its journey.

Task 2 – This week you are going to write a narrative poem, which tells a story about a journey you go on. Look through this PowerPoint to learn more about narrative poetry and read some different examples. Note down any vocabulary or figurative language you would like to magpie for your own poem.

Task 3 – Go back to the Ten Pieces website and watch the video of Simon Mole giving you step-by-step instructions on how to write a poem. Use this planning template to plan your poem.

Task 4 – Write your poem. Try and be as creative as possible with your choice of vocabulary and figurative language. Use this checklist to make sure you have included all the features of narrative poetry.

Task 5 – Publish your poem in your best handwriting and then illustrate it.


Task 1 – Jazz Music 

Choose your reading group, read the text and then answer the questions. Identify key words in the questions and skim and scan the text for answers/evidence.

Mr Brinkworth  Mrs Book  Mr Melville

Task 2 – Mike Hall, ultra-distance cyclist 

Choose your reading group, read the text and then answer the questions. Identify key words in the questions and skim and scan the text for answers/evidence.

Mr Brinkworth  Mrs Book  Mr Melville

Maths – Investigations 

This week, we have set you a selection of maths investigations that will get you thinking mathematically! Can you solve them all?

Task 1 – HEXAGONS: Look at the ‘hexagons’ investigation. Copy down the table as shown and use matchsticks or use a ruler to draw the hexagons to help you fill out the answers.

If you are feeling confident, have a go at the challenge – remember that n means ‘number of hexagons.

Task 2 – JOIN THE DOTS: Look at the ‘join the dots’ investigation. Copy down the table as shown and then draw the dots and connect them with a ruler as described – remember that every dot must be connected to every other dot (e.g. for the dots, draw them in a triangle so that you can connect them all).

Task 3 – TIME: Look at the selection of ‘time cards’. Your task is to write a list of all the different amounts of time in order, from the shortest amount of time at the top of your list, to the longest amount of time at the bottom – remember, for many of the time cards, you will need to work out how long it actually is (e.g. how long does it take to boil an egg? How long is 1 million seconds?)

Task 4 – SPIRALS: Look at the ‘spirals’ investigation. Look at the example spiral first and make sure you understand the rule – ‘Move forward a certain number, then turn right 90 ֯ (a right angle)’. Using a ruler, draw a new spiral for each of the new sets of instructions. – remember, measure 1cm for each forward move or, use squared paper if you have it.

After you have had a think about the questions, look at the answer and test out the rule!

Task 5 – INTERSECTING STICKS: Look at the ‘sticks’ investigation. Copy down the table as shown, then use a ruler to draw the sticks to find out the answers. If you have the game ‘Pick up sticks’ or something similar, you can test it out with real sticks! Remember, the word ‘intersection’ means ‘the point where two lines meet or cross over’

Task 6 – PERIMETER FENCES: Look at the 1-starperimeter fences’ investigation. Using a ruler, draw some 3cm x 3cm grids in pencil (just like a noughts and crosses grid) – if you have squared paper, you can use that instead. In a different colour, draw your 12m fences, using 1cm for every 1m of your fence.

Find out how many different ways the garden could be divided.

For an extra challenge, try the 3-star fence investigation!

ONLINE MATHS GAME: Follow the link:

Continue ‘Guardians: Defenders of Mathematica’ with ‘The Battle for Mathematica (Timed)’

Set yourself a time at the beginning of the week, then try to beat it at the end of the week – the more you practice over the week, the better your time will be.

ABACUS: Login to your online account and complete the set games and activities.

The Wider Curriculum 

Science – The Circulatory System

Geography – Digimaps

We have decided to trial something new in geography – it’s free to use until the end of term.

Open the scavenger hunt document and follow the instructions (take a note of the login details first!) You don’t have to share or upload your finished map at the end unless you want to and you have your parents/carer’s permission.

We hope you enjoy using Digimaps and look forward to hearing all about it.

Login details:

Username: BA14JR

Password: flurds6104

History – How did anti-semitism rise in Germany in the 1930s?

Art – Draw something familiar from an unfamiliar angle

PE – Tennis and Gymnastics

Archive – Updated 25/05/20



We have prepared a range of example questions you could ask your children at home to help support them with their maths arithmetic.

Year 6 Arithmetic Questions

We have also prepared a collection of useful websites for you to access to help your children with their studies.

Y6 Useful Websites – updated

As well as the work from your class teacher, there are a number of free learning resources available. For example:

Carol Vorderman’s The Maths Factor app:
Sir Linkalot spelling app:
While school is on pause, kids can listen for free on Audible:
Through your Libraries West library card you get free access to: Borrow Box App- audiobooks, Cloud Library App- e-books, RB Digital App- Magazines
Year 6 Home Learning
You have been sending us some pictures of the wonderful work you have done at home. See what your friends have been up to in these pictures.

Year 6 Teachers’ names 2019-20

6B – Mrs Book

6M – Mr Melville

6Br – Mr Brinkworth

English Specialist – Mrs Novak

Other Key Adults in Year 6

Mr Reed

Mrs Church

Mrs Anderman

Mrs Pirways

Mrs Raine

Miss Bullock

Mr Pile


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)

France Trip 2019

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Day 3

Day 4

Day 5