Year 6 Homework- Week beginning 04.05.20

This week’s activities are all linked to the VE Day celebrations. There will be an assembly to mark VE Day. Please check the school app for more details.

There will be a Year 6 Zoom meeting this Thursday at 3pm. Click here for more details.

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English Reading Task

Use the article to answer the following questions in a whole class reading session, a grouped guided reading session or as an independent task.

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Remember to record your answers in full sentences and use evidence to support your answer.

  1. Name three ways in which the end of the war was celebrated.
  2. Explain why the author writes that ‘it was a day of mixed emotions’.
  3. Who were the: a) Allies? b) Axis Powers? 
  4. Why did Japan enter World War Two? When did the war end in the Far East? 
  5. Find and copy the word which suggests lots of people headed to London. 
  6. How do you know that some evacuees found their new lives exciting?
  7. Look at the section Preparing for the Party. How did the Government make sure the celebrations would be extraordinary? 
  8. How many services were at St. Paul’s Cathedral to celebrate the end of the war? Why were there so many? 
  9. Why was it so important that famous buildings across London were lit up on V.E. Day? Explain your answer using evidence from the text. 
  10. How did the palace ensure that the Queen was safe during the celebrations?

English Writing Task

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VE Day was a celebration as it marked the end of the war. There were parties and celebrations throughout the streets of Britain. Your task this week is to write a setting description of the VE Day celebrations (Thursday at 9am. Check school app for details).

You can use the image above, the video link below, or you can describe Thomas Buxton’s VE Day zoom assembly!

Within your writing, include:

  • descriptions using senses (touch, smell, hear, see, feel)
  • people’s facial descriptions
  • written in third person and in past tense

Useful links

May 8, 1945 Many rejoice

What you need to know about VE Day

Maths Task 1

  1. Max has these four cards. He makes a 3-digit number which is less than 400. What number could he have made? Find all possibilities. Show systematic working out. 
  2. Using the same cards, Max makes a 3-digit even number which is greater than 600. List all the possibilities that Max could have made. 
  3. Finally, Max makes a 3-digit odd number which is greater than 200, but less than 700. What number could he have made? List all the possibilities. 

Maths task 2

Can you solve these word problems..?

  1. Ping pong balls are sorted into tubes of 7. There are 145 tubes in each box. How may ping pong balls are there altogether
  2. 5 plums are put in a punnet. Each punnet costs £2.35. How much does each plum cost?
  3. Sam bought a 5 litre water container from the shop. Every day he fills a smaller water bottle to take to work. A bottle holds 230ml. How many days will he get a whole bottle of water?


This week’s focus is on Light.

Activity 1: Bendy Pencil

  1. Slowly lower a pencil into a tumbler of water.
  2. What happens to the pencil at the surface of the water?
  3. Write about what you have done.
  4. Draw a diagram to show what you have seen.

Activity 2: Pouring Light

For this experiment, you will need:

  • Plastic bottle
  • Torch or phone light
  • Black paper or different materials to wrap around the bottle

This activity should be done in a dark part of the room.

  1. Wrap black paper around a clear drinks bottle. Do not cover the bottom of the bottle.
  2. Fill the bottle with water.
  3. Shine a torch through the bottom of the bottle.
  4. Pour the water slowly into a bowl. Keep shining the torch through the bottle.
  5. Look at the water as it goes into the bowl
  6. Write about what you have done.
  7. Draw a diagram to show what you have seen.


The suffix – ous

Can you:

a) Use the word in a sentence
b) Write a definition of the word
c) Find a synonym and antonym for the word

(Tip: If you do use a dictionary, try to put it into your own words)

Article of the week

Article 7- Every child has the right to be registered at birth, to have a name and nationality, and, as far as possible, to know and be cared for by their parents.

We would like you to think about how your right to a name and nationality are respected. This includes:

  • By being called your preferred name (shortened or in full)
  • Your name being pronounced properly and spelt correctly
  • A birth certificate A passport (if you need to travel out of the UK)
  • You are encouraged to be proud of your name and nationality.
  • You get a chance to celebrate your national identity perhaps with a special day, food or music.

Try these activities to help you to think about Article 7:

10 thoughts on “Year 6 Homework- Week beginning 04.05.20

  1. ibrahim

    English reading task :
    1 church services and street parties were held throughout the country,and colourful bunting and flags decorated villages,towns and cities .

  2. ibrahim

    math task 1 :
    1] 236,239,263,269,296,293,326,329,362,369,396,392.

  3. Shaek

    English reading task

    1) parades,church services and street parties

    2) because some people died in the war but they were victorious so there was a mixed emotion of sadness and joy

    3) britain, autralia, canda, china, france india, new zealand and the us are the allies and germany, italy and japan are the axis

    4) the war in the far east ended on the 15th of august 1945. Japan entered ww2 because they wanted to control the fast east

    5) flocked

    6) they were amazed at the countryside an the animals there

    7)they included parties in local parks, they put up bunting, lighted searchlights and burned bonfires

    8)10 services because this was an extraordinary event and they had to celebrate it

    9)so that they could remember this amazing event i think this because it was only important places that were lit up and people usually visit them

    10)they had a group of army officers looking after them

  4. Parmita

    English reading task:
    1. At the end of the war they celebrated by holding parties throughout the country, putting up colourful bunting and flags decorated on villages.
    2. It says’ it was a mix of emotions’ because many soldiers and people have died. Everyone else are grateful that their group had won in the war.
    3. Allies were Britain, Australia, Canada, China, France, India, New Zealand, USA. Axis powers were Germany, Italy,Japan.
    4. Japan entered the war because they wanted to take control of the Far East. The war in the Far East on 15 August 1945.
    5. The phrase’ many people flocked’ tells me that many people headed to London.
    6. I know that evacuees found their lives exciting because it says’ for some being evacuated was exciting. ‘
    7. The government made sure the celebrations would be extraordinary by putting up bunting, lighting search lights and burning bonfires.
    8. I know that there was 10 services on VE Day because they wanted to give thanks for peace.
    9. Famous buildings across London were lit up because search lights were used to make a ‘v’ sign.
    10.the princesses went in a group with an army officer looking after them.

  5. Parmita

    Maths task 1:
    1. 326, 236, 362,269, 296, 293, 329, 239, 392
    2. 632, 692, 629, 369, 293, 329, 239, 936, 962
    3. 623, 693, 629, 639, 293, 329, 239,

    Maths task 2:
    1. 1015 ping pong balls
    2. 47p
    3. 21

  6. Parmita

    Adventurous- someone who takes risk.
    Synonyms- daring, risk- taking, brave, risky, courageous
    Antonyms- timid, weak, shy, fearful,meek,
    The adventurous person was ready to risk its own life.

    Anonymous- someone who is nameless.
    Synonyms- nameless, unnamed, unsigned, secret,
    Antonyms- known, named, identified
    The anonymous person was nameless.

    Disastrous- cause of disasters or hazards.
    Synonyms- adverse, dire,dreadful, fateful,harmful, terrible, tragic
    Antonyms- helpful, good, happy, fortunate, blessed, aiding
    The was was a disastrous year.

    Enormous- greatly exceeding the common size.
    Synonyms- huge, immense, extent, colossal, massive
    Antonyms- petite, miniature, small, tiny, little,
    The enormous building was ready to break down and fall.

  7. Miraj

    English task
    At the end of the war there was church services and parties with colourful flags in the villages and cities.
    Some people died in the war and they were considered victorious.
    The allies were, Britain, Australia, Canada, China, France, New Zealand, Germany and America.
    Italy and Japan are the axis.
    Japan wanted to take control of the far east. The war ended on15th August 1945.
    People flocked the place, the evacuees were excited.
    There was services to celebrate VE day and the queen was protected by the army officers.


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