Year 6 Leavers’ Celebration – 16/07/2020 – 10:00am

Dear Year 6 Parents and Carers, 

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting a socially distant Year 6 Leavers’ Ceremony on Thursday 16th July at 10am in the school playground. 

Year 6 pupils can attend the event with two members from their household and should arrive between 9.15am and 9.45am through the Junior Gate. On entering the gates, families will need to queue before being shown to their seats by a member of staff. The ceremony will begin at 10am. 

After the ceremony (approximately 10.45am), parents will leave and Y6 pupils will remain for pizza (provided by the school) and shirt signing (pupils should bring a white shirt, school will provide a pen for each child). 

Parents must collect their child from the Junior Gate at 12.30pm or give permission via email for their child to walk home alone. Pupils can bring a water bottle and a white shirt and should be wearing full school uniform. 

A member of staff will be in touch next week to confirm your attendance (alternatively please reply to this email). This event is dependent on good weather but we will inform you of any changes in advance. 

Please find below some answers to any questions you may have.

We hope that you will be able to join us and we look forward to seeing you!

The TB Team 

Questions you may have: 

  1. What should the children wear? Full uniform please. 
  2. What should the children bring? A water bottle and a plain white t-shirt/shirt for signing. School will provide each child with a pen for shirt signing. 
  3. What time does it start? The junior gates will open at 9.15am and close before the event starts at 10am. 
  4. Can I sit anywhere? No, there will be allocated seating and families will be shown to their seats by a member of staff. Please do not move chairs as they will be set out according to social distancing guidelines. 
  5. Can parents stay for pizza? No, parents must leave their children on the playground with school staff after the ceremony and collect them at 12.30pm. 
  6. What time should I collect my child? Children must be collected by 12.30pm. If you would like your child to walk home alone then you must email us to provide permission. 
  7. Can I bring more than 2 guests? Each child can bring 2 guests only. This is because of available space and the number of chairs we have. Please do not bring more people as we cannot accommodate them. 
  8. Will there be toilets available? Year 6 pupils will be able to use the toilets however must ask an adult first so that we can direct them to the correct one. We cannot allow parents inside the building so toilets will not be in use for parents and carers. 
  9. Is it compulsory? It is entirely up to families to decide whether to attend however we strongly recommend that every Y6 child attends. We would love to see all of the children before they move to secondary school and believe that it is good for them to say goodbye to each other and their teachers.
  10. What social distancing measures will be put into place? We will ensure that seats are laid out in a way that adheres to social distancing guidelines with chairs in family bubbles. There will be a seating plan and families will queue in the playground before being taken to their seats by a member of staff. For shirt signing, we will lay the t-shirts out and invite children 1 by 1 to come up and sign the shirts with their own pen (provided by us). 
  11. Is it safe to come? We have done our very best to minimise the risk to families and children but there will always be a small chance of the virus spreading. Families should follow guidance from staff when on site and maintain social distance from other families at all times.

Year 6 Homework w/c 22.06.20

English Task

This week, we have linked the English tasks to mark National Windrush Day (22nd June 2020).

What is the Windrush? Click here for more information.

Task 1- Grammar

Commas explained for parents | Commas in primary school | Using ...

Complete the tasks on BBC Bitesize to practice using commas.

Task 2 – Comprehension

Windrush: Voyage to London — Blvck Vrchives

Read the text and complete the comprehension to learn more about why people travelled from the Caribbean to live in the UK.

Task 3 – Writing

Write a diary entry from the perspective of someone arriving in Great Britain from the Caribbean.

Task 4 – Writing

Complete some more research on the Windrush generation and create a presentation of that information.  You could create a powerpoint, a non-chronological report or some short video clips explaining what you’ve learnt!

Maths Task

This week’s activity – Converting units of time

Task 1

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Task 2

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Task 3

Task 4

Whose Birthday is it?

Five friends were all born in the same year. Read the clues to work out the month and day of the week that each person was born.

Read the clues and record your answers onto the table.

Additional task

Click on the links below to complete additional tasks linked to this week’s objective.


Science Task

Air resistance experiment

For this experiment, you will need:

  • Paper or card
  • Outdoor space or space to move if possible

Do you feel a larger force of air resistance with or without the card? 

What could you change to alter how much air resistance you feel?

  1. Make a list of as many as you can. 

Write your ideas as questions.Two ideas are given below to start you off: 

  • How fast you run 
  • If the card is bent or flat.

2. Test all your predictions, outside if possible.

3. Record your results on the table below.

4. Now, think about what your results tell you and write down:

  • What did you find out?
  • Was your prediction correct?
  • Is there a pattern in the results?
  • How could you improve your results?

Spelling task


  1. bridal (wedding)
  2. bridle (horse)
  3. cereal
  4. serial
  5. compliment
  6. complement(ed) (her scarf/her outfit – linked to root word complete)
  7. farther 
  8. father

Have a go at creating spelling pyramids for each word! Or try some other shapes and colours. (boat, star, smiley face etc). We look forward to seeing what you create!

Computing task

Stay safe online!

Watch the video to remind you about the ways you need to protect yourself online.

Click here to play the game.

Year 6 Homework w/c 15.06.20

English task

Task 1 – Grammar

Synonyms Or Antonyms by Carol Smith - Educational Games for Kids ...

Complete the tasks on BBC Bitesize to practice using synonyms and antonyms.

Task 2 – Comprehension

George Washington Carver: Biography, Inventions, Facts - HISTORY

George Washington Carver

Have you ever heard of this man?

Do you know what he is famous for?

Read the text and complete the comprehension to find out more.

1) In which year was George Washington Carver born?
2) Who raised George?
3) Which vital skills did they teach him?
4) What was George’s nickname as a child?
5) Why was he rejected from Highland College in Kansas?
6) Use the Explain (effect detector) card and answer the questions at the top.

Task 3 – Writing task

Can you draw the life cycle of a flower? Your poster should include:

  • The life cycle of a plant
  • Label a diagram of a plant
  • Explain what each part of the flower does
  • Explain how plants affect people

You can draw your information leaflet or design it using powerpoint or word.

Task 4 – Poetry task

Create a shape poem!

A shape poem is written in the form of the subject. Have a look at the examples below.

For ideas and guidance to create your own shape poem, click here.

Maths task

This week’s maths tasks are linked to converting measurements!

Task 1

Which unit of measure would you use to measure an ant?

km. m. cm. mm

Discuss in the comments below.

Task 2

Draw the diagram below and filling the gaps to show the calculations for each conversion.

Task 3

Task 4

Task 5

Additional Tasks

You can find help videos and tasks on the links below.

Science task

Task 1- Growing plants

Choose one of the plant habitats and research in more detail the adaptations plants have made to survive there. 

  • Arid climate zone: deserts
  • Polar climate zone: tundra
  • Tropical climate zone: rainforests

Task 2 – Solar eclipse

Can you explain how solar eclipses are formed?

You can draw and describe what happens. Use diagrams to help explain what is happening.

Art task

A Tour of El Anatsui's West Africa

How do you think this artist is feeling?

What colours has he used to express his feelings?

What about this piece? What emotions do you think this artist is expressing?

Explore your emotions through art! Click here

Spelling task

Word containing -ough

  1. Though
  2. Thought
  3. Thoughtful
  4. Although
  5. Through
  6. Thorough
  7. Bought
  8. Bough
  9. brought

Computing task

Spend some time this week learning about protecting yourself online, while playing a game! Let us know your thoughts on the game.

There are 4 games to choose from. Enjoy!

Rights Respecting Task

Article 2- Non discrimination

What does the phrase ‘non-discrimination’ mean to you?

It is very important that:

  • Nobody should be treated differently because of who they are.
  • All people should accept, respect and value others for who they are.
  • All schools should teach and practise and actively celebrate respect for all.
  • Everyone should be open to the fact that we all have prejudices and be ready to challenge them.
  • People challenge and speak up about any discrimination they experience or see.
  • Newspapers and other information sources should promote and celebrate diversity and inclusion.

Sports Day

Thomas Buxton Sports’ Day – The Lockdown Games

Friday 12th June 2020

At home, your local area or in school

As you know we’re in the midst of global pandemic but that doesn’t mean we can’t have our Sports’ Day.  I have put together some fun activities you can do at home, in your local area with family or in school with your teachers.


  • There are 12 challenges to attempt
  • A bit like Bingo, as well as the points you will gain for your challenges, you will also gain extra points for completing 1 full row of activities (single line), 2 full rows of activities (double line) and all the activities (FULL HOUSE)
  • Very little equipment is needed for the challenges
  • You can complete them in any order you like
  • The main thing is to keep fit and have a good old laugh whilst doing it


  • Points are awarded as stated on the challenges
  • 10 extra points are awarded for completing a single line
  • 25 extra points are awarded for completing a double line
  • 50 extra points are awarded for completing a FULL HOUSE


  • Please make sure you warm up before completing the challenges that you need to be physically active for
  • If completing any challenges outside, make sure you follow the social distancing rules
  • Make sure the space you are completing the challenges in, is appropriate and safe

Any evidence you take in the form of photos or videos can be sent to with Mrs Milne or Sports Day as the subject. 

Year 6 Homework w/b 08.06.20


  • Year 6 Zoom Party on Thursday 11th June at 2.30. Email for the zoom code entry or check the school app.
  • Virtual Sports Day this Friday! Send in your photos of the sports activities you have been doing at home! (Look at Science task for more details)

English task

Task 1- Grammar

Using apostrophes

Complete the tasks on BBC Bitesize to practice using apostrophes.

Task 2 – Comprehension

Schools in Victorian Britain

  1. Why did some families not want their children to go to school?
  2. What was a ‘Dame School’?
  3. What was a Ragged School and who were they set up by?
  4. What happened in 1870?
  5. How were boys and girls separated in Victorian schools?
  6. What things would you find in a Victorian classroom?
  7. Name two ways that Victorian schools are different to modern schools.

Task 3- Writing

Christina Rosetti and Rudyard Kipling are two famous poets from the Victorian period. Read their poems and think about what the message is.

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Taking inspiration from these poets, create your own poem about:

  • The natural world around you
  • Becoming more independent as you grow
  • Use the titles of the poems above to create your own.

We look forward to reading your poems. Email them to instead of posting into the comments.

History task

The Victorians era produced many well known inventions that are still used today.

Can you create a timeline, using pictures to show when and what inventions were created.

You can draw your timeline (don’t forget to use a ruler!) or use Word or Powerpoint on your computer. (Keynote or Pages on Apple)

Example of a timeline

Use the links below to help you!

Maths task

This week’s Maths tasks are based on finding the approximate equivalent from metric measurements to imperial measurements.

Task 1

Multiply by 10 and 100. Need a reminder? Click here! Have a go at completing the rest of the tasks on BBC Bitesize.

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Task 2

Copy the table and place the correct measurements into the spaces below. The first one has been done for you!

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Task 3

Can you find the missing quantities?

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To help you find the answers click here or use Safesearch to search for the conversions.

Task 4

Using your answers from task 3, create a poster showing the different conversions.

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  • Clear, bold text
  • Colour
  • Picture examples

Look at the example. Can you make your poster look even better than this? You can draw by hand or use powerpoint on your computer to make your poster.

Email your posters to

Have fun!

Science task

This Friday, Thomas Buxton are hosting a Virtual Sports Day!

Task 1

As part of the celebrations, your task this week is to keep a fitness diary!

In your fitness diary, you will include:

  • Type of exercise
  • How long you exercised for
  • Which days you did some exercise
  • Pulse rate before and after exercising
  • Describe how you feel after exercising

You can record your diary in a number of ways:

  • Writing what you did onto paper
  • Record a video diary, talking about what you did or a demonstration
  • Taking a picture of you taking part in different activities
  • Draw the different exercises that you are doing daily.

There are numerous ways that you can exercise:

For more ideas, look on our Healthy Living page

Task 2

Why do we need to exercise??

Become a Newsround reporter and create a video article explaining why exercise is good for you.

You can include interviews (of people in your household!), demonstrations of different ways to stay fit and explanations of ways it helps your body. Be as creative as you like.

We look forward to seeing your creations. Don’t forget to use the video editor on your device to add effects, add titles and cut scenes!

Spelling task

The suffix – ous

  1. adventurous
  2. anonymous
  3. disastrous
  4. enormous
  5. fabulous
  6. hazardous
  7. miraculous
  8. mischievous
  9. mountainous
  10. prosperous

Rights Respecting task

Year 6 Zoom Party- Thursday 11th June

On Thursday the Year 6 teachers will be hosting a Year 6 zoom class meeting.
From 2:30pm you will have the chance to ‘see’ your friends, speak to your class teachers and show off any work that you have completed at home.
We do hope that you will be able to join us.

If you would like to attend then please e-mail so that we can send you the Zoom meeting link. Zoom can be accessed by phone, tablet, laptop or desktop either by using a web browser or by downloading the app (you do not have to download the app). Before the meeting starts, you need to enter the meeting ID and the password which we will send to your via email only.

Please make sure that your parent or carer is with you for the Zoom meeting too.
We look forward to seeing lots of you on Thursday!

The Year 6 Team

Year 6 Homework w/b 1.6.2020

English & History Tasks

  • Have a conversation with the people around you – what time period do you think these images are from? Why do you think this? What evidence do you have?

Task 1: Create a timeline including as many of the historical time periods that we’ve learnt about.  Your timeline could include: The Space Race, Ancient Benin, The Vikings, The Anglo-Saxons, The Tudors, The Victorians, World War II.

How about other historical events that you know about?  You could even include YOUR birth!

Task 2: Read the following slides, which describe some of the lives of children during the Victorian era. Create 2 columns and record the differences between a child’s life from the Victorian era and now.

One good way of learning about a historical period is to read a book written at the time! Luckily for us, there were a lot of authors creating some fantastic pieces of writing during the Victorian era.

Task 3

We’re going to read an extract from Oliver Twist…