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Year 6

Message from Mrs McGrath

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Year 6 Home Learning Tasks for school closure


Dear all,


I have given out packs of some printed learning, covering some Maths, PHSE/money sense, spellings and word work.

The children will also bring home a red exercise book, in which they are to complete the following:


English: Writing task

Following our reading of the novel Floodland, the children need to write a sequel to the book, in 3 short chapters, at the front of the book.

They will need to do this in the following stages:

  • Plan out the story, with a clear beginning, middle and end. This can be with a story mountain, spider-gram or other type of plan.
  • Leave a space at the top of the next page for your title; come back and complete this when the whole story has been written.
  • Write the first chapter; then edit this clearly for grammar and punctuation, as well as up-levelling vocabulary and writing techniques.
  • Write the second chapter and edit as above.
  • Finally, write the final chapter – this must have a clear denouement, ending on a positive note.

This writing is to be done over the period of a week, taking about an hour a day, honing and perfecting it into the perfect story!


Science project: Light and how we see

At the back of the red book, children are to carry out a Science project around the subject: Light and How We See. They can use the internet to research but all writing should be in their own words! They can print off pictures from the internet too but it would be nice to see some original drawings.

The project should look at the following areas:

  • recognise that light appears to travel in straight lines
  • use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye
  • explain that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes or from light sources to objects and then to our eyes
  • use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain why shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them
  • explain that light can be broken into colours and that different colours of light can be combined to appear as a new colour.

As well as written work, children can create models (eg a periscope), carry out practical investigations (eg measure shadows outdoors; test reflective surfaces). They should write up what they did and include some sketches (photos, if possible!)

This project should take several weeks to complete and can continue into the Summer term.


Online learning

All Saints’ Learning platforms: I have loaded lots of Maths tasks to complete onto Mangahigh, as well as in Purple Mash. Children also have access to TT Rockstars.

In Purple Mash, there are many 2Dos, covering several areas of the curriculum, including Reading Comprehensions, Grammar learning, History projects etc. Children can also access the games area and can use coding to create their own apps. It would be wonderful for them to create a blog on Purple Mash about their time away from school and update this on a daily basis!


Other suggested websites: Children can log into these from any browser and find tasks to complete.

Please also encourage them to practice their multiplication tables by checking out Mr DeMaio’s channel on youtube!


This should keep them going until Summer 2021!!

Thank you for all your support in these unprecedented times J


Ms Sharp