Year 6 Homework w/b 18.05.20

From everyone in the Year 6 team, we would like to wish you a Happy Eid and a restful half term.

Here are tasks for you to complete over the half term. Please send in your work to us by email. We really enjoy seeing the amazing work that you are doing at home and look forward to seeing more!

London History Day- 31st May 2020

On Friday 31st May, London will be celebrating and looking back at how it has changed over the centuries. Your writing task this week is linked to this celebration. You can also find out more information and additional tasks by clicking here! We look forward to seeing your creations!

Maths task

Maths Pyramids

1. The number in the box above two other boxes is the sum of the two numbers below it. Work out the missing numbers. 

2. The number in the box above two other boxes is the product of the two numbers below it. Work out the missing numbers. 

Neighbourly Addition

As I walked down the street this morning, I noticed that all of my neighbours’ house numbers were odd!

Task from Nrich

I added three house numbers together as I walked past: 7 + 9 + 11 = 27
Further down the road, I passed some bigger numbers. I added another set of three neighbouring house numbers: 15+17+19 = 51

Can you find some other totals I could make, by adding together the house numbers of three (odd) next-door-neighbours?

Once you’ve found a few totals, here are some questions you might like to explore:

Is there anything special about all the totals?
Is there a quick way to work out the total?
Can you predict what would happen if I walked down the other side of the street instead (where all the houses have even numbers)?

Are there any patterns if I add together four house numbers instead of just three?
Or five house numbers?

Can you explain and justify the patterns you have noticed?

English Reading task

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  1. ‘… the material can return to its original state.’ Explain the meaning of the word original in this sentence.
  2. Where in the home can reversible and irreversible changes be seen ‘time and time again’?
  3. At what temperature does albumen usually finish changing?
  4. Which word or phrase most closely matches the meaning of the word opaque? Choose one.
  • not transparent
  • not solid
  • yellowy          
  • runny

5. Which words most closely match the meaning of constitutes? Choose one

  • warms up
  • dries up
  • makes up
  • mixes up    

English Writing Task

On the 31st May, it is London History Day! How much do you know about the history of London? Do you know who lived here before we did? Is there evidence of their existence today?

Your task is to write a non-chronological report about Prehistoric London. It should include each of the following subheadings explaining each period:

  • Paleolithic
  • Mesolithic
  • Neolithic
  • Bronze age
  • Iron age

Include paragraphs under each subheading, brackets for additional information and technical vocabulary (words linked to the time period). Don’t forget to include images and captions!

You can create your report on paper or using powerpoint on your computer. Click here to see examples.

Use the links below to help with this task.

Science Task

Click here to recap last week’s learning!

Evolution and adaptation

Can you match these modern day animals to its prehistoric ancestors? List the common features between each pair. Can you explain how it has adapted?

Modern-day animals (Click to enlarge)
Prehistoric animals (Click to enlarge)

Living things and their environment

What is a microbe?

What happens to the ball of dough when you make bread with yeast?

What happens when a sugar solution is mixed with some dried yeast?

What do yeast cells look like if you look at them through a microscope?

Which factors do you think might affect how quickly yeast cells grow? 

Create an experiment to find the answers to these questions!



  1. Bridal (wedding)
  2. Bridle (horse)
  3. Cereal
  4. Serial
  5. Compliment
  6. Complement (her scarf complemented her outfit – linked to root word complete)
  7. Farther 
  8. Father
  9. Air
  10. Heir

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)

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