Message sent from:
'Loving, Learning, Achieving, Believing'

YEAR 6 HOME LEARNING - TERM 6 - WEEK 6 - 6th - 10th July 2020

Highworth Grammar School - https://www.highworth.kent.sch.uk/1615/virtual-open-event-for-prospective-year-7-students

St Anselm's Documents

St. Anselm's



Turner Free School

Folkestone Academy

Dover Grammar School for Boys



YEAR 6 - TRANSITION BOOKLET                                                                                                                                              

Dear Year 6,

TERM 6 - WEEK 6 - 6th-10th July 2020

It is getting very near to the end of term and we hope that the work you have been doing on transition to secondary school has helped to answer some of your questions and helped you to feel confident about next year. Remember- every year 6 child in the country has been through what you’ve been through over the last four months, so try not to worry.

We hope you enjoyed the work on ‘Living Things’ last week, and we are continuing with this for another week. You are going to learn a little about viruses – which of course are in the news at the moment - viruses are also ‘Living things’. If you are in school, watch the PowerPoints together so that you can discuss what you have learnt.

Different groups have different maths topics this week ranging from probability to measurement and decimals.

We are also hoping to film you this week and try and put something together for you all to remember each other by. Make sure that you have practised your words – no papers allowed! If you are at home, make sure that someone sends in your film to the office by Friday.

Have a great week,

Mrs Dewey and Mrs Harrison

Here’s a nice prayer that you can say each day:  

                                                                     A Prayer for My School

God, please bless my school. Thank You for all of the teachers that work so hard to help us learn. Thank You for playtime and lunchtime, when we get to play with our friends. Thank You for providing a place where we can learn more about the world You created for us to live in, and how it works. Please keep my school safe. Protect all of the grown-ups and children that come to school every day. Protect us from harm, and help us to be kind to each other. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Term 6   Week 6    6th -10th   July 2020









Keep reading this week. We hope you have found a good animal book. If you like the animal theme, you can listen to audio books about animals here:



Last week, you found out the characteristics of the animals in each of the 11 categories.

Watch the video for week 6 Lesson 1.

Have fun creating a completely new animal using your notes from last week.

We look forward to seeing them. Don’t forget to give your animal a name!


Hexagons and Squares:

Go to MyMaths where you will find today’s task – please work through the lesson first before completing the homework activities.


Triangles: Your maths for today is on dB Primary.

‘Using money’


Finish creating your imaginary animal and do another one if you like. Keep practising drawing animals – the more you practise the better you’ll get!




Continue with your project.



One group of living things which are very topical at the moment are micro-organisms (these include viruses!)

Watch the PowerPoint for Week 6 Lesson 2 and, if you can, try the experiment.

If you are unable to do it, make a poster showing which microorganisms are harmful and which are beneficial to humans.


(Or do both!)

Hexagons and Squares:

Go to MyMaths where you will find today’s task – please work through the lesson first before completing the homework activities.


Triangles: Your maths for

today is on dB Primary.

‘Using money’



If you’re interested, do some research on the world’s most dangerous viruses. You will be amazed at what you learn.



Edward Jenner was a very famous scientist who discovered how to make a vaccine that stopped people from getting the killer disease smallpox. (Right now, scientists all over the world are working to make a vaccine to fight the Corona virus.) His work meant that smallpox has now been eradicated (got rid of) throughout the world.

Watch the video about the story of Edward Jenner.





Discuss how you feel about him deliberately giving the boy smallpox!


Write a short biography of his life up until the point he discovered the vaccine. You could do this as a comic strip or even on the computer if you prefer.



Hexagons and Squares:

Go to MyMaths where you will find today’s task – please work through the lesson first before completing the homework activities.


Triangles: Your maths for today is on dB Primary.

‘Decimal match’


Continue with your work on Edward Jenner.

Can you find out about any other scientists who have made vaccines that have changed the world?




Go outside today (let’s hope it’s not raining!) Collect leaves from a few different trees. Bring them back inside and draw them carefully. You could also try to do some leaf rubbings by placing the leaf under the paper and then rubbing a crayon or the side of a pencil over it.


Use an identification key to name them if you are unsure.







Hexagons and Squares:

Go to MyMaths where you will find today’s task – please work through the lesson first before completing the homework activities.


Triangles: Your maths for today is on dB Primary.

‘Decimal match’


If the weather (and your teacher allow) make an outdoor sculpture or picture using things you can find outside.



Go outside with some plain paper (or a sketch pad) and sketch some of the flowers you can see – you might have to go to the park to do this. Draw them carefully adding annotations describing the number of petals, number of leaves, colour and take some measurements.

When you get home, see if you can identify them and add the name to your sketch.




Go to BBC Bitesize Daily.

Click on Year 6.

Find the Friday Maths Challenges set for the 15th May.

Try the following challenges:











Answers are at the end but don’t cheat!



Paint, or draw, a picture of something connected with plants or animals. It could even be imaginary/ mythical creatures or sci-fi looking plants!

Learning Grid

WEEK 1 - Lesson 1

WEEK 2 - Lesson 2


Dear Year 6 families

TERM 6 - WEEK 5 - 29th June - 3rd July                                                                                                               

Hello everyone, I hope you enjoyed your week ‘away’ the week before last. Apparently, Alex Braine is now nagging his mum to take them all to SeaWorld! And yes, I know now that I got the wrong week (Mr. Dewey kindly pointed it out!) and we should have been in Snowdonia last week  - that was my mistake!!

Anyway, for the next two weeks you are going to do a mini science-based topic on ‘Living Things and their Habitats’. You will need to get out and about for this one. There are also a few videos to watch carefully so that you can take in lots of new information. I hope you enjoy it. In the afternoons, complete the morning’s tasks and then continue with your project or even start a new one.

An afternoon activity for this week is to write a film script! It is a film of you talking – so most of you will have no trouble with it!  Think about a really funny or embarrassing or even sad memory that you have of your time at St. Augustine’s and write it down. Think about what you see yourself doing in the future and what you would like to say to all your other class mates. When you have written this, and it has been checked by an adult, then practise saying it without the paper. Next week you are going to be filmed!

Keep smiling everybody, I am missing you all but hope to see you before too long,

Say this prayer every morning either in your homes or in your ‘bubbles’ – it will make you feel happy! 

Mrs Dewey and Mrs Harrison

Term   6                  Week 5                  29th June – 3rd July








Keep up with the reading this week.

Find a book about animals.


Have you read any of these?


  • Charlotte's Web by E.B White
  • Winston and the Marmalade Cat by Megan Rix
  • The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  • Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
  • The Golden Goose by Dick King-Smith
  • Emmeline and the Plucky Pup by Megan Rix
  • White Fang by Jack London
  • Watership Down by Richard Adams

The Racehorse Who Wouldn’t Gallop by Clare Balding


The Sheep-pig by Dick King-Smith











Watch the PowerPoint assigned to lesson 1. Your task is to draw a sorting diagram that puts the animals into groups. The groups can be anything you like!

If you’re not sure what it might look like, click on this link for an example.




Go to MyMaths where you will find today’s task – please work through the lesson first before the homework activities.

Continue with this morning’s task if you did not finish.


Carry on with your own project.


Today you are going to learn about the work of Carl Linnaeus who worked out how to put all living things into groups.

Watch the PowerPoint assigned to lesson 2.

 Now choose one of the animals from the PowerPoint and add it to the classification table. Do as many as you can!

If you want to read more…




Go to MyMaths where you will find today’s task – please work through the lesson first before completing the homework activities.


Add more animals to the table if you’re interested or do your own project.


Over the next three days, you are going to look at different groups of animals and the features of the animals that belong within each group. There are 11 different groups. They are:













Watch the PowerPoint assigned to days 3, 4 & 5.

Over the next three days, work through the groups and list the characteristics, name some animals that belong in each group and draw some sketches of animals within each group. Don’t rush it – try and present it really well.


These web sites might help









Go to MyMaths where you will find today’s task – please work through the lesson first before completing the homework activities.


The next three days give you lots of opportunities to draw animals.


Find a website that tells you how to do this.




See Wednesday – Continue working through all 11 groups.

Watch the PowerPoint again if you need to.


Go to MyMaths where you will find today’s task – Please work through the lesson first before completing the homework activities.



Continue with your work on animals or do your own project.


See Wednesday – Continue working through all 11 groups.

Watch the PowerPoint again if you need to.


Go to BBC Bitesize Daily.

Click on Year 6.

Find the Friday Maths Challenges set for the 1st May.

Try the following challenges:











Answers are at the end but don’t cheat!



Continue with your work on animals or do your own project.










WEEK 5 - Lesson 1

WEEK 5 - Lesson 2

WEEK 5 - Lessons 3, 4 & 5



Dear Year 6 Families

Term 6   Week  4 - 22nd-26th June 2020

St.              St. Augustine's Catholic Primary School

                                                              'Loving, Learning, Achieving, Believing’

After your week away, we are back to thinking about that exciting move to secondary school. Have you found time to chat to your friends, both in this school and outside of school? They probably have the same questions. Maybe you’ve found people who’ve been able to answer some of the queries you had when you started this transition topic.

This week, there are scenarios that may cover some of the questions and thoughts you have been writing into your Transition Book. If you are in school, you will be able to discuss these with your group. If you are at home, perhaps you could use technology to “sit” with a couple of friends and discuss.

Maybe have a separate page where you record questions to ask your new teachers…so you don’t forget!

At the end of each day, try and find a quiet few minutes to sit and talk with God. Tell him all your worries or uncertainties. Talking them through helps and God will listen and send his Holy Spirit to guide you. When you wake each morning, take time to thank God for all the good things you are looking forward to that day and in the future. Find a morning offering prayer so you can offer all the day brings – here is a short simple offering to learn and pray:

Thank you, God, for giving us this day;
help us to be like Jesus in all we think, do, and say.


Keep enjoying the games, activities, books that you enjoy. Finish off work or crafts you’ve started so you can feel the sense of accomplishment that comes with completing a task…whether it’s one set by school or one you took up yourself.

Have a good week as you look forward to new schools.      Mrs Dewey and Mrs Harrison

Term 6                           YEAR 6       Transition 2        22nd – 26th June



Here are some scenarios for you to discuss with family and friends.

  • you could make a table to record your action plans
  • or add thoughts and ideas to your transition book


This week there’s a selection of questions on co-ordinates, symmetry, translation and reflection.


Project/ ideas to do in the afternoon



There are lots and lots of short stories on the BBC 500 words website above. This year’s entries have just been judged.


Each day this week, read 2 or 3…you can choose from different genres and different age-groups- so a good time to share stories with all ages in the family.



Ask others to read to you during the week too!


Could you read online to someone in your family who you aren’t able to meet or see?




For each scenario, talk about the negatives, the positives, actions you can take, where or who you can go to for help. Come up with an action plan in each case that you feel happy with. The Words of Wisdom could help! (See afternoon activities)

  • I’m going to be in a new class, in a new school and I might not know anyone in my class.
  • I found some of the work in Year 6 tricky and I’m worried I won’t be able to manage in year 7.




Go to MyMaths where you will find today’s task – please work through the lesson first before completing the homework activities.

Create a “Words of Wisdom” page in your transition book by looking up famous quotes …or a poster/banner for your bedroom wall



                                                  Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try one more time. (Thomas Edison – inventor of light bulb amongst other things- 1847-1931)


The secret of getting ahead is getting started. (Mark Twain – author- 1835-1910)


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. (Oh, the Places You’ll Go by Dr Seuss.)


KEEP ADDING TO IT. Use some illustrations /borders to brighten up the page and make it easy to find when you need a word or two of encouragement…


Plus - Continue with all the activities/projects you’ve started but not completed yet……


  • I don’t know about the latest films or music. My phone is quite old. What if I’m not cool enough?
  • I’m quiet and don’t like putting my hand up unless I’m really sure of the answer. My teachers might get cross with me for not speaking up.


Go to MyMaths where you will find today’s task – don’t give up if the first attempt is wrong…


  • I might get lost and be late for lessons.
  • I know tests are important at secondary school and I’m worried I might not do very well.


Go to MyMaths where you will find today’s task – if you need two or three tries, then do so.


  • I’m worried I might get teased or hurt by older children.
  • I’ve heard that secondary school teachers shout a lot and give out loads of detentions.


Go to MyMaths where you will find today’s task – have you achieved good marks all week?


  • I’m used to being the oldest at my primary school. How will it feel starting again as the youngest?
  • I’ve heard you get loads of homework in secondary school - in every subject! How will I manage?


Dear Year 6 families

Term 6 -  Week 3  -  15th – 19th June 2020

This week should have been our week away in Snowdonia and we are so sad that you didn’t get to experience it. Instead – very poor substitute- you are going to visit some great places this week including Longleat Safari Park, Disneyland, Paris and Sea World, Orlando. Enjoy the tours! Any activities that you don’t finish can always be finished as an afternoon activity.








Keep reading!


Read about animals – both non-fiction or fiction.



Today you are going to Longleat Safari Park to see some of the wonderful animals that live there.

Watch this video:



(If you are in school, you will have to watch this on the white board as you will not be able to access Youtube.)


Choose at least one of the animals you have seen and find out more about it. Draw it and add interesting information such as where you would find it in the wild, what it eats, what its natural habitat is like. If you have time, do more than one.



Go to MyMaths where you will find today’s task – Please work through the lesson first before completing the homework activities.


You can choose to:


Continue with your project


Start a new project


Continue with any of the activities that have been set in the morning.



Here are some other ideas for the afternoon to do at home:


Build a camp-site


It could be a tent in your garden, or put the tent up in your living room. Use a sleeping bag and sleep there!



What’s a camp without a campfire?


Build a campfire using whatever you can find – it does not have to be real.

Use lego or paints or junk modelling!




10 minute hike.


How many steps can you take walking around your house (and garden if you have one) in ten minutes?


Record the number of steps that you take.


Is there anywhere that you could run a mile?




If you have stairs in or near your house, why not challenge yourself to climb a mountain.


For example, if you wanted to climb Snowdon, you would need to climb 4610 stairs. Let us know if anyone does it!!!


If we have a clear night, ask your adult if you can stay up a bit later and do some star gazing. Which different constellations can you see?


Alternatively, if the weather is bad then explore the constellations using https://in-the-sky.org/skymap.php



Our current situation can lead us to experience a range of emotions. Let’s get these out of our head. Using the templates, draw the emotion in the bottle and colour it in.


You can download this template print it off and colour it in


- JPG Image


Or draw your own!



Try and do lots of things that don’t involve staring at a screen.


Keep reading!

Read about interesting creatures that live in our seas and oceans.

You’re off to SeaWorld, Orlando. Take the virtual tour




Make sure you check out the Mako Rollercoaster, Empire of the Penguins, Ride Manat and even the Renaissance Hotel (where you’ll be staying!)


Write a diary, post card or a letter describing the day you have just spent at this resort.


Go to MyMaths where you will find today’s task – Please work through the lesson first before completing the homework activities.



Keep reading!


Read about space travel or science-fiction stories about living in space.






Planetarium today!!!

Watch the video – it’s quite long (about 30 minutes) but very interesting. You will have to watch it on the white board if you are in school.




Draw a diagram to show the arrangement of the planets in our solar system and add a little information about each planet to your diagram.




Make an information sheet about the moon landing in 1969







Go to MyMaths where you will find today’s task – Please work through the lesson first before completing the homework activities.



Keep reading!





Read other film reviews written by children. If you have seen the film, would you agree with what they say?







You are off to Disney land, Paris today!




(Youtube again!)


There are so many great Disney films, aren’t there? Which is your favourite?

Write a review of your favourite film (It doesn’t have to be Disney).

Tell your reader what the films about, the characters in it, where it’s set etc. Try and find out where and when it was made and the names of some of the actors. Tell your readers why you like it and who you think the target audience is.


Read this review of the film SCOOB!  before you start. (It was written by an 11 year old.)

I like SCOOB! because it has an amazing mystery and the characters are really cute. It’s cool that they have their own opinions about pretty much everything, yet are still good friends. This film is full of action and also has some touching scenes that that will make you feel emotional.

This animated film is about a gang that meets on Halloween when they are young and they solve their first mystery. Then they start solving mysteries all the time. When they grow up, they try to find an investor to support their mystery-solving business. Simon Cowell (Simon Cowell) meets the crew in a diner and says he won’t give them any money if Shaggy (Will Forte) and Scooby-Doo (Frank Welker) are part of the business, since he believes a group is only as strong as its weakest link. Shaggy and Scooby go off bowling on their own, but wind up getting chased by evil robots. They get transported to Blue Falcon’s (Mark Wahlberg) ship and meet Dynomutt (Ken Jeong) and Dee Dee Sykes (Kiersey Clemons). The group gets chased by the robots who are controlled by Dick Dastardly (Jason Isaacs)—a bad guy that wants to take Scooby and open the gate to the underworld. You’ll have to watch to see if Dick successfully opens the gate.

All the characters are so funny; each one has its own little personality. Fred (Zac Efron) isn’t the smartest guy, but he’s the cutest. Velma (Gina Rodriguez), on the other hand, is probably the smartest person ever. The group relies on each other to solve problems. To me, that’s pretty cool. My favourite part is when Shaggy and Scooby sing “Shallow” to Simon Cowell. It is so funny because they are definitely not good singers. But I love it because “Shallow” is my favourite song.

The message of the film is to trust your friends. Even when they mess up, you should have their back. It kind of reminds me that sometimes I mess up and I want my friends to support me still.

I give SCOOB! 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 6 to 12. I also think adults will like this film—especially if they used to watch the animated shows when they were kids. SCOOB! is available now online, so go look for it!



Go to MyMaths where you will find today’s task – Please work through the lesson first before completing the homework activities.




Keep reading!


Find a recipe book and look for another recipe that you would like to make.


It’s the last day and the class are going to have a camp fire and a barbecue (including a sing song!!) You are in charge of planning the meal for you and 3 friends (4 of you all together). You have £25 to spend to buy food and drinks. Use the links below to get some recipe ideas and to find out the cost of your ingredients.


Create a menu and then price up all of your ingredients.


Remember – you have to be able to cook it on a camp fire or a barbecue!


It would be fun to try and actually cook this meal at home if you could!










Log on to BBC Bitesize Daily.

Go to the Friday Maths Challenges set for 24th April.


Have a go at the following questions:

Triangles: 1,2,3,4


Squares: 3,4,5,6


Hexagons: 4,5,6,7


The answers are at the end but don’t cheat!




Hello Year 6 and families,

TERM 6 - WEEK 2 - 8th-12th June 2020

This week we are going to help you to start thinking about that move to secondary school. There will be lots of questions and you might not be able to find answers to all of them…some of them might not get answered until you go to your new school. It’s good to be prepared and ready for new adventures!

You need to be chatting, discussing and sharing with all members of your family who are older than you…who can share tips and experiences about their move to secondary school.

The Good News is you are never on your own. Jesus was human. His Father sent him down to earth to show us that Jesus understands. Maybe he didn’t attend school in the way you do today, but He knew what it was like to grow and change, the good bits and the not-so-good. Keep talking to Him. Share with Him the bits you worry about, the things you are excited for. He can’t always send you the answers or take away the bad bits, but He will help you through, often sending people into your life who can help. Keep Him busy this week…and then by your side as you journey to the next stage of your education.

Our thoughts are with you as you begin this new adventure!

Mrs Dewey and Mrs Harrison

Dear Year 6 Family,

TERM 6 - WEEK 1 - 1st-5th June 2020

We hope you have had a good half-term and a break from school work!

If you have returned to school this week, you will still be following this timetable. You may have ‘spare’ time when you finish an activity or are unable for some reason to follow the task. This is an ideal time to do some mini-projects – and maybe to present some of them as PowerPoints. So have some ideas ready! Is there a particular country you’re interested in, an animal, space or weather? Perhaps there is an author or artist whose work and life you’d like to find out more about? Perhaps there’s an era in history or a group of people you know very little about…. the Victorians, The Battle of Hastings, famous scientists or explorers? It could be a creative focus, for example a guide to baking chocolate brownies! You might like to explore other faiths, cultures, and celebrations. Have some ideas ready…

This week, the focus is an RE one. We have just celebrated two important feasts in the Church’s year – Ascension and Pentecost – so there are some activities to remind you of these important events in the life of Jesus. They help us understand why, 2,000 years later, we are still talking about these events and what they mean in our lives today. Let’s spread GOOD NEWS!

It is important to keep learning and understanding more about other faiths and cultures, so there is a section of work on Sikhism. If you have the time and motivation, find out more about the lives, celebrations and practices of Sikhs. The more we understand the lives and beliefs of others, the more respectful we can be and the more interested too!

Here is a new prayer for this week. The Our Father, Hail Mary etc. are beautiful prayers, but if we say them over and over, we sometimes lose the meanings of the words.

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love.

Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And you shall renew the face of the earth.

We still need to pray for an end/cure to this nasty virus. Perhaps thoughts and reflections from the feasts of Ascension and Pentecost will fire you up!

Keep smiling. Keep working steadily. Keep learning new skills and following new interests.

Mrs Dewey and Mrs Harrison

Term 6                      1st – 5th June                        YEAR 6


Online Jerusalem Bible




Test those tables! How quick is your multiplication and division?



Your reading today is from the Bible…

Read the last chapters of the 4 Gospel writers and see how they all finish their accounts.

While you’ve got it open, have a read. Find a story you know well… find a new one.

The feast of the Ascension was celebrated on Thursday 21st May. Read the account of Jesus’ Ascension into Heaven. ACTS 1:6-11

If you don’t have access to a Bible, you can find it online using the link at the top of the page for The Jerusalem Bible.

Type ‘Ascension’ into images. Look at a range of art work to help you try and understand the event and how it might have felt to witness it.

 Imagine you were able to interview one of the disciples afterwards. Compose 5 questions as the interviewer and write 5 answers as the disciple.





Go to MyMaths where you will find today’s task – Please work through the lesson first before completing the homework activities.


…and a cloud took him from their sight…

Write the verse out.

 If you can get outside, create an abstract ‘nature picture’ and photograph your image and verse. Use sticks/pebbles/leaves to illustrate the message.

If you can’t get outside, be creative indoors with what you can find.



Again, we are using our Bibles.

While you’ve got it open, have a read within the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

Find and read a story you know well. Find a new one.


We celebrated the feast of Pentecost on Sunday. Find out what ‘Pentecost ‘means. Read these two versions of the Holy Spirit coming to the disciples. JOHN 20:19-29 and ACTS 2:1-12

 Here is a child-friendly version of Pentecost-           https://cist.org.uk/pv/cm/cr5621.htm


At the sacrament of Confirmation (which some of you will receive in the next couple of years) candidates- like the disciples- receive the 7 gifts of the Holy Spirit. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states: The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit are Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety, and Fear of the Lord. These are BIG words! Look them up in a dictionary and write their meanings (in simpler terms if necessary). Think about how you could use these gifts to help you as you prepare to move on to secondary school.




Go to MyMaths where you will find today’s task – Please work through the lesson first before completing the homework activities.


Type ‘Pentecost’ into your search engine and scroll through ‘images’ Look at how Pentecost and the Holy Spirit are represented.

You are going to create a Pentecost picture. You don’t have to draw people.

Some of the pictures are abstract – focusing on colour (flames).

Use any material you like to create your picture: permanent or non- permanent (eg chalk, leaves, petals, material- and take a photo).


Anytime you don’t have access to a book, or need a change, browse the 500 word stories on the bbc site –



For the rest of the week, we are going to be learning about Sikhism. Understanding other faiths is important. Watch this clip which shows you how Sikhism started.


Watch it a few times and record the story in key sentences, to be written into a comic strip. It’s up to you how many sentences you decide on in order to tell the story….



Go to MyMaths where you will find today’s task – Please work through the lesson first before completing the homework activities.

You can use the pictures from the clip or use your own ideas to illustrate the comic strip. You have 2 afternoons for this so you can take your time.





Enjoy a quiet read!


In today’s clip you will learn what Sikhs believe, followed by a cartoon-style story about Guru Nanak.

Write the story of Guru Nanak in your own words. You can add pictures if you want – or do it in a similar comic/cartoon style to yesterday.


Go to MyMaths where you will find today’s task – Please work through the lesson first before completing the homework activities.




Symbolism is common across religions. Sikhs have the five ks.



Watch this clip and then draw a poster of the 5ks. Draw each k; write the name; add a sentence to describe its meaning.

What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares of the same size?

You could use the interactive version…





Finish today’s poster and any other pieces of work from this week.






Dear Year 6 and Family,

Well done on a fantastic SATs week! That went so quickly we barely noticed it!

The week after SATs is always a bit of a “fun” week in school, especially as it is leading up to the half term, so we have suggested some creative and fun activities and games!

Enjoy the different lessons this week and maybe get all the family involved!

Thank you for all the hard work you put in, in preparation for SATs. None of it is wasted. These are the skills and learning needed as you prepare for secondary school-  whether they are tested or not!

Have a lovely week!

Mrs Dewey and Mrs Harrison


    Year 6         Week 5: 18th – 22nd May 2020



Reading and Literacy come together this week.

You might need to use the book you have just finished if you have only just started the next…or read on quickly to learn more about the main character. (Or you could use an old favourite.)  Have the book in front of you for these activities so you can look back and quote from the text. Where have you heard that before?

Draw a detailed illustration of your character. (Leave room around it so that you can annotate it tomorrow.)


Maths activities

Traffic Lights is for two players.
 Draw a 3x3 squared board. You needs about 6 red counters/m&ms/buttons… J, 6 orange and 6 green.
To play - place a red counter in an empty square, or                                                              replace a red counter already on the board with an orange one,                                                           or replace an orange counter already on the board with a green one.                                                       You win by completing a line (row, column, or diagonal) of three counters all the same colour. (Clarification: it does not matter who placed the first counter(s) in the line - it's the third counter of the line which determines the winner.)


Creative afternoons…



Maybe you have your own creative projects to do…

Be creative…be inspired…and take photos if you can for your own record and to share with us at a later date.

Is there someone at home who can share a skill?


Do some baking or cooking…

You could design your own pizza face using your favourite toppings.

Or bake a cake or make biscuits – this can be a fridge cake – no heat involved!

Get your family to judge in bake-off style!


Try sewing (cross stitch is a good place to start) or knitting or crochet.


Inside or out…

Go outside into the garden and using any natural materials you can find, create a sculpture- you might have an idea of what you would like to achieve, or you might just go-for-it and name it at the end.


Choose a letter of the alphabet- s, t, r, g are good to start with. Find as many things as you can beginning with the letter. How creative/clever can you be?


Use whatever you can find to create a model of an animal. Don’t tell anyone…. see how long it takes them to guess!


Paint/chalk/colour a picture of your own design- abstract/pattern/ portrait…you choose.

Decorate a wall or paving stones with (temporary) chalk ‘graffiti’ – get permission first!







Annotate yesterday’s picture

On one side, write all the words which describe the character’s personality and feelings. On the other side, write words which describe how the character looks and acts.


A game for two or more players. You will just need a pack of cards.                                                    Shuffle the pack and place it face down.                                                                                        Set a target score for the game, for example 100.                                                                                The first player turns over the top card and continues turning over cards, adding together the value of each card, until they decide to stop. Jacks score 11 and Queens score 12. However, if an Ace or a King is turned over, no points are scored at all, and the turn is finished. When the player stops, the total is recorded as their score.The next player then starts turning over cards in the same way.                                                       The player who stops closest to 100, wins, (Could that be over 100?)

If the cards are all turned over before the target is reached, just reshuffle the pack, and continue. Play the game a few times. Can you develop any strategies to increase your chance of winning? What happens if you pick a smaller target number?



Using their name, write an acrostic poem about the main character in the book.


This is a game for 2 players which you can play with pencil and paper.
You first draw a flower with five petals. (Or a claw with 5 talons! Anything with 5 parts! The players take it in turns to shade one petal or two petals next to each other. The winner is the one to shade the last petal.Try to work out the winning strategy and whether one of the players has the advantage.
What happens if you have more than five petals?



Draw a Venn diagram, (two overlapping circles!) labelling one side ‘me’, and the other side the name of your character from the book. Complete the Venn diagram by filling in the sections with words to describe personality, looks and feelings etc. Where do you overlap                                                                                  

Have You Got It? This is an adding game for two players.                                                                        It is a version of the game called Nim. Start with a target of 23.  Players take turns to add a whole number from 1 to 4 to the running total. The player who hits the target of 23 wins the game.
Play the game several times. Can you find a winning strategy? Can you always win?
Does your strategy depend on whether or not you go first?




Write a ‘post’ that the main character in your book might write on social media.


Imagine you are the main character’s schoolteacher. Write the personal comment section of their end of school year report.

Hopefully, you have enjoyed some of the simple games this week. Simple because you do not need any special equipment!

Play some again today. Adapt the rules maybe. Have a family competition…keep a scoreboard going? Or dig out a game you have at home… (NOT ONLINE – You and the computer need a break from each other!)…and play that.

















Dear Year 6 and their families,

Week 4 - 12th - 15th May 2020

We pray that you continue to be well and are enjoying this extended period of time with your families. (Mums and dads we hope you feel the same!)

We hope you managed to celebrate VE day at the weekend – you can only imagine what it must have felt like for everybody after six years of war. (Does being asked to stay at home for a few weeks seem not such a big ask when you compare the two?) At St. Augustine’s we have decided to extend the bank holiday weekend to include Monday so you will find that there is no work set on this week’s plan for 11th May.

Had anybody realised that this week would have been SATs week?  How does everyone feel about missing the SATs?  I expect there will be a mixed reaction!    The most important thing is that you keep your brain active - try and do some English, maths and reading every day so that you are ready to hit the ground running when we return. We have set this week’s English around a scary story called ‘Francis’. We hope you enjoy it.

We continue to miss you – especially this week as it would have been an important week for you all.

Stay safe and pray for an end to this and the suffering it has brought to so many people,

Mrs Dewey and Mrs Harrison


 YEAR 6                                                                                                                           Week 4: 11th May – 15th May 2020










Extended bank holiday



Keep reading every day. This could be a newspaper or a magazine or a non-fiction book on a subject you are interested in.



This week you are going to watch a scary story. Is it true? I’m not sure….. Watch the story called ‘Francis’ by following the link.



There were some tricky words used in the story. Look up what they mean and write a sentence for each word to show that you can use them correctly.


1)isolated  2) pristine  3) reckless  4) remote  5) reverie  6) determined  7) suburbs  8) glacier



Please go to MyMaths for today’s lesson and task. Please ask an adult or an older brother or sister if you don’t understand.


How is your project going?



Look at some of the winners of the ‘500 words’ story writing competition.


Feel free to watch the video again!

Francis wrote in her journal on that fateful night. What did you think she wrote up until the point she disappeared? Have a go!




Please go to MyMaths for today’s lesson and task. Please ask an adult or an older brother or sister if you don’t understand.



Project work!



Go and find a quiet corner and read a book for 30 minutes.


Imagine that Francis had only ‘doodled’ in her journal– in other words tried to record what was happening to her in pictures (perhaps the odd word, but no full sentences). Try and recreate that page in her journal.




Please go to MyMaths for today’s lesson and task. Please ask an adult or an older brother or sister if you don’t understand.


Project work!



Enjoy a quiet read!

Write a ghostly/scary ending to the story. What happened to her? Where is she now?

 There are some good stories to read if you follow this link…..if you’re not too scared?????



I hope we get to read your stories at some point!



Please go to MyMaths for today’s lesson and task. Please ask an adult or an older brother or sister if you don’t understand.


Project work!


Hello Year 6 and families,

Week 3 - 4th-7th May 2020

We have planned some activities that link VE Day on Friday. You will probably come across lots of other ideas to commemorate this celebration. If you find better ones, or ideas you like more, go for it….we are preparing in advance and some sites and resources may come up after we have planned.

Pray the Lord’s Prayer this week and really think about the words and what they mean in your life today.

Our Father, Who art in heaven
Hallowed be Thy Name;
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen

Enjoy all the different activities and have fun! 

Mrs Dewey and Mrs Harrison

YEAR 6                                                                                                                           Week 3: 4th  – 8th May 2020







Try and find some unusual places to be caught reading this week…it will liven up your reading times up!



A good week to get back to the WW2 Stories if you have the books at home e.g.

Goodnight Mr Tom- Michelle Magorian;

The Boy in the striped pyjamas- John Boyne;

The Silver Sword - Ian Serraillier;

Elephant in the Garden – Michael Morpurgo;                     When Hitler stole Pink Rabbit- Judith Kerr



It might also be a good week to read some non-fiction too – especially history connected with VE Day.

Here is a link to last year’s VE Day on Newsround and other useful sites.

There may be more on Newsround this week. Keep watching for this topic and generally…





Create a fact file to explain VE Day. It could be a mini – booklet or poster with colourful subtitles, Q &As, lift flaps etc.


This could be a whole family project you could add to, display and share during the week.


This week it’s Pie Charts for some…and mean, median, mode and range for everyone!

Time to recall that nursery rhyme…


Go to MyMaths where you will find today’s task – Please work through the lesson first before completing the homework activities.

Here are some VE day ideas to choose from for creative afternoons this week…


Create some Union Jack bunting to decorate your house or garden.


Design a VE day medal.


Prepare food for a VE Day party.


Draw/design a Spitfire glider.

Maybe have a competition to see who can create the’ glidiest’ glider!





Prepare a menu/invite for any VE Day celebrations you are having at home.


Make do and mend…can you put together outfits (or part of) for VE Day dressing up.


Research Morse Code – used to send messages during the war – and write some messages for members of your household to decode!





Go to MyMaths where you will find today’s task – Please work through the lesson first before completing the homework activities.


Plan a menu for a VE day celebration –

You could offer a range of dishes or a set meal.

Try and find out what it might have cost to buy ingredients/make a meal.

Write out your shopping list. Calculate how much you would need – food and money - to feed your household.





Go to MyMaths where you will find today’s task – Please work through the lesson first before completing the homework activities.


Triangles – your maths today is on db primary.


Learn some WW2 songs and have a sing-a-long with your neighbours tomorrow.

Here are the words - 


You can find tunes on the internet or maybe someone in your family knows the songs. Time to pick up the phone or FaceTime an older relative and get them to share and practise the songs with you.




Go to MyMaths where you will find today’s task – Please work through the lesson first before completing the homework activities.


Triangles and some Squares are at db primary for maths today.



Bank Holiday VE Day




Hello Year 6 and families,

Week 2 - 27th April - 1st May 2020

As well as the work we plan for you, new resources and internet activities keep springing up! Explore and find the activities and learning that appeal to you as well as using the work we set. So your maths might sometimes be measuring or drawing to scale in craft or DIY; measuring ingredients and understanding the relationship between grams and ounces. Literacy could be writing a letter or keeping an ‘isolation’ diary; exploring a geography or history topic.  You might like to watch/read Newsround regularly – not just this week - and visit lots of the interesting features on their site. Sunny days might lead to more outdoor learning opportunities.

If at times you move away from our plans, that is fine, but you need to be tackling some maths and literacy -plus reading- every day.

We have a small group using the db Primary blog to communicate with us and each other. Do try and join us occasionally to share ideas and chat.

Don’t forget to pray regularly. God is listening…he cares about every single one of his children. See the source image

Enjoy the lovely weather and keep safe!

Mrs Dewey and Mrs Harrison

Week 2: 27th April – 1st May 2020







Please read for at least 30 minutes each day. Your parents might like to hear how good you are!

Do some research on the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79 that destroyed the city of Pompeii. Make notes of interesting details.






This week it’s data activities.

Go to MyMaths where you will find today’s task – Please work through the lesson first before completing the homework activities.

We hope your project is going really well!

If you think it’s coming to an end, think of new chapters that you could include.


If you register with Oxford Owls, they are offering free books that you can listen to, or read on screen, or do both at once. Have a look. I’ve started one called ‘Air Raid’.

Imagine being an eye-witness to the eruption of Vesuvius (from a distance.) Write your diary entry for that day describing what you’d seen, heard and felt.

Try reading the two letters that Pliny the younger wrote about the eruption – maybe read them with an adult?





Go to MyMaths where you will find today’s task – Please work through the lesson first before completing the homework activities.


Project work!

Take the opportunity to add more to your work on volcanoes…two projects you can work on!


Make a note of all the good books you’ve read to share when we get back.

Why do some people live so close to volcanoes when they’re obviously very dangerous? Make a list of all the benefits (advantages) and disadvantages of living near a volcano.






Go to MyMaths where you will find today’s task – Please work through the lesson first before completing the homework activities.


Project work!



Keep reading – set aside a time each day to be quiet and by yourself to do this.

Research one particular volcanic eruption and make an information sheet about it. Include a map and pictures or diagrams. You could do this on the computer or on paper.





Go to MyMaths where you will find today’s task – Please work through the lesson first before completing the homework activities.


Project work!




Enjoy a long read today – go outside if you can!

Draw a picture or make a model of a volcano. You can even make it erupt! (see the links)






https://nrich.maths.org/content/99/09/game1/circles.gifOld Gold - Get the counters or coins out again…

You can play this game on a line of squares with any number of squares to the right but the left hand end is a cul-de-sac. You need a set of counters or coins. Only the ‘gold’ coin has any value. Start with some empty squares and single coins in the other squares. A player may either move one coin any number of empty spaces to the left, or take the coin on the far left. You cannot put two coins on one square or jump coins past each other. The winner is the player who takes the gold coin.

Project work!

Or a creative task…is there someone who can teach you to knit or crochet.

Get your musical instruments out and prepare a concert for the family….





Dear Parents

Hello Year 6 and families,

Week 1 - 20th-24th April 2020

We hope you have had a lovely Easter break and enjoyed some of the activities suggested on the Easter grid, sent home for the holidays. Post some pictures on the blog or the FoSA Facebook page if you can!

It’s back to school for all of us! Time to get busy - so you are in the right place, in your learning, as you prepare to move on to Secondary School.

You may have noticed that some of the mymaths activities are for year groups below year 6.  Don’t worry! You aren’t going backwards! Some of the lower year group lessons are good revision, or - in fact - start at a higher level than their number suggests! As with all the work you’ve been set over the years, do your best! Go through the lessons steadily, re-reading and repeating anything you are not sure about and then tackle the lessons as confidently and as independently as you can. It’s fine to have a few attempts to get it right…but not so many it looks as though you are just guessing until you get it right! Check the feedback and keep going!

Try and complete the maths and literacy in order. If you miss a day (and do try not to, obviously unless you are unwell) then pick up from where you left off. Friday is more of a ‘fun’ day and gives you an opportunity to catch up if you have got behind.

If you haven’t found us on the year 6 blog yet at DB primary, do come and join us. (I’m sure your friends can help you out if you are not sure how to find or use the blog.) Let us know how you are getting on and what you are enjoying outside of the school work! Recommend books and games and interactive sites. Keep in touch! Please contact the office should you need a phone call from us or advice with any aspects of your child/children’s learning.


We do miss you and look forward to getting back to school at the earliest opportunity. We remember you all in our prayers and hope you find moments in your day to pray too. Thank God for the good days; praise him when you wake up to blue sky and sunshine;  ask his help when times are difficult; use the prayers you know so well – Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be, Angel of God; and chat to him in your own words too.

Take care, be good and keep smiling!

Mrs Dewey and Mrs Harrison

YEAR 6                                                                                                                    Week 1:   20th – 24th April 2020


A       Reading

B            Literacy

C         Maths

D         Project


Make sure you are reading every day. You will definitely have time to do it now!! This should be for at least 30 minutes but hopefully longer. ‘Audible’ have made available some free audio books for you to listen to.

Over the next two weeks you are going to be learning about volcanoes in our topic called ‘Angry Earth’. There will be an activity to do each day that you can record in your exercise book.

The Earth is made up of 4 layers. Find a diagram of this and draw it in your book. Label the 4 layers. Annotate your picture by adding information about each layer. Colour the diagram.








It’s back to those lovely fractions! J


Go to MyMaths where you will find today’s task – Please work through the lesson first before completing the homework activities.


We hope that you have chosen a project that really interests you. Add lots of pictures and diagrams to make it really interesting. We look forward to seeing them at some point. Take a photo and of your best page and post it on our blog on dB primary.


Keep reading. Make a note of the titles of the books you read. Give them a score out of 10!

The crust of the Earth is cracked!! Each broken piece is called a ‘plate’. Find out what happens as these plates move around on the magma (melted rock) underneath them. Explain in your book how the plates move and what might happen as a result of this movement.






Go to MyMaths where you will find today’s task – Please work through the lesson first before completing the homework activities.


Project work!

Have you included a fact file?


Go and find somewhere cosy and quiet to read your book.

Draw a map to show the main plates covering the Earth. (If you can, you might want to print off a blank world map to start with.) Now add the world’s main volcanoes to the map. What do you notice? Why is this?






Go to MyMaths where you will find today’s task – Please work through the lesson first before completing the homework activities.


Project work!

Lift the flap questions and answers make it more engaging for the readers.


How about reading a story to a younger brother or sister or reading one of your early favourites to mum or dad.

See if you can identify the main types of volcanoes. Draw some diagrams to show the different types. Label them carefully.








Go to MyMaths where you will find today’s task – Please work through the lesson first before completing the homework activities.


Project work!

Have a clear title and sub-titles!

Don’t be afraid to use a ruler!



If the sun is shining, go and read in the garden!

Draw a diagram of the inside of a volcano. Annotate it to name the different parts.






Nim-7 - no computer needed!                                         You will need seven objects, such as counters or blocks. It is a game for two players.
Each player takes turns to take away either one or two counters.
The player who takes the last counter wins.                     Keep playing until you work out a winning strategy.
Does it matter who has the first turn?
What happens when you start the game with more counters?


Project work!

Or maybe a creative afternoon baking, making …creating!



Fun Easter Activities - 2nd April 2020

Home School Learning - 23rd March - 1st April 2020

Take care and stay safe

Mrs. C. Dewey and Mrs. G. Harrison

Hit enter to search