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YEAR 6 HOME LEARNING - TERM 6 - WEEK 1 - 1st-5th June2020

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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

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