Monthly Archives: May 2020

P4C task

In this video, the children are giving the robot specific instructions in order to complete a task. Think about times in your life when you have had to follow instructions. At home, at school, when completing a task. Think about these times when discussing the questions below:

How important is it to follow instructions?

Why are instructions given?

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)

P4C Task w/b 22nd June

This week we are looking at the role of gender and how stereotypes play a role in our society. In a world where many people believe certain things about girls and boys, we want to discuss:

Is it ever right to put limitations on people because of their gender?

P4C Task w/b 15th June

This week, our P4C focus is resilience. Ruqsana Begum is the first Muslim Bangladeshi female boxer who has made a name for herself in this country however she had to battle many obstacles and make sacrifices along the way to follow her dreams and achieve success.

Is it ever okay to give up on your dreams because of someone else?

P4C Task w/b 8th June

Our current theme is the Victorians and we have been looking at what life was like for people during this era. In this period, children were treated much like adults and their rights were not respected or even recognised as they are today. We would like to discuss:

Should children always share the same rights as adults?

Year 6 Homework w/b 11.05.20

Maths Task

Have a go at these warm up challenges:

Main Task:

You could cut some triangles from paper or you could use the link below to see an interactive version of the problem:

Remember, you can use this website to practise your times tables, division facts and square numbers:

Reading Task

Here are 2 short extracts to read and answer:

Writing Task

Watch this short film:

Stop the film at 30 seconds. Write a description of the setting that you see. If you can’t access the film, here is a screenshot:

Success Criteria:

Use powerful adverbs and adjectives to describe. Can you use hyphens to describe the buildings? Example: Jenga-like towers? Use short sentences to show tension (you could even use one-word sentences or paragraphs, like we’ve done in class). Can you use the weather to show the mood?

Remember, you can use to help you up-level your vocabulary!

Pause the film again at 5.20. Can you write another description of the action you just watched? Here’s my example:

The lone biker swerved, skidded and came to a halt. Anxiously, he turned to look behind him. On the ground were the two contraptions that had been sent to attack him. His plan had worked. The cylindrical robots lay motionless on the ground a few metres away; their red and orange lights had now dimmed to black. Who made these monstrosities? Why were they attacking him? He took a deep breath. Relieved and satisfied, he had defeated the drones, for now.

His mind couldn’t forget what he saw. That micro chip… what did it mean? Could it be his ticket out of here? He needed to return to explore but how could he risk running that kind of gauntlet again? Isolation. Frustration. Anger. His emotions surrounded him… but he knew he had to fight on. He turned the key in the ignition of his bike… IT was waiting for him. IT had found him.

Science Task

Use the fact cards below to research our solar system and present what you know! You could write some paragraphs, create some graphs, draw some diagrams, create a powerpoint presentation or a short film (I know some of you have been enjoying making some stop-play animations). Remember, you can use the Swiggle search engine for child-appropriate information:

Spelling Task

Words containing the letter string -ough (different sounds)
1)     Though
2)     Thought
3)     Thoughtful
4)     Although
5)     Through
6)     Thorough
7)     Bought
8)     Bough
9)     Brought
10)  Borough

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)

Rights Respecting Article

Article 14 – I have the right to have my own thoughts and beliefs and to choose my religion with my parent’s guidance.

Here are some activities to get you thinking about your own thoughts and beliefs:

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.

Are you exercising? Click here to find out about different ways you can keep fit at home!

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: