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Sharks - Year 6

Sharks June 4

Hello lovely home-schoolers, 


From now on, all of the next week's work will be uploaded onto the class pages on a Wednesday. I will put it underneath the current week's work, to try and make it less confusing, and then I will deleted any unneeded work over the weekend. All work will be clearly dated, please do the correct week's work. 


I hope you are all staying safe, keeping busy, and smiling lots.  


I'm sending virtual hugs, 

Miss Andrews

English Week 8 - 1st June 2020

This week we are starting a new book - The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. With some children in school and some children learning from home, we are trying to make sure everything on the website is as similar to what we are doing in school as we can.


We will be listening to the story, narrated by Bernard Cribbins, which you can find on the link below.




Day 1 - Children will read the information about Kenneth Grahame's life and work - making notes as they go and then listen to Episode 1. Then the children use words and phrases from the story to create their own setting descriptions.


Day 2 - Children will listen to Episode 2 and think about the animals within the story so far - as the children are listening to the story, they draw what they think the animal homes might look like based on the description in the story.



Day 3 - Today's focus will be on the different character's - their personalities, hobbies, homes and their physical descriptions. The children need to write a detailed character description using the information from the story. 


Day 4 - Today we are focusing on SPAG and recapping on how to use dashes correctly, using the PowerPoint below. 

Maths- Week beginning 1st June 2020

This week we are focusing on the written method of multiplication. The week starts by looking at 4-digit numbers multiplied by a 1-digit number and progresses to multiplying by 2-digit numbers, problem solving questions and reason questions. There will also be an arithmetic paper for the children to complete during the week. 

History, Geography, Art and Music

This week we are looking at the life of Mary Anning







When was she born?

What happened to Mary Anning as a baby?

What did Mary Anning and her family look for?

What was the proper scientific name for them?

What did Mary and her brother do with the ‘curiosities’ they found?

Who cam to look at the fossils?

What did Elizabeth Philpott lend Mary?

How old was Mary when her father died?

What did Mary Anning find inside the large slab?

What is an ichythysosaur named after?
How much money did the scientist give Mary?



Can you find the Jurassic coast on a map?

Can you identify Mary Anning’s birthplace?



Charles R Knight was famous for painting pictures of reanimated fossils.

You can find a link to a painting of his called Leaping Lealaps here



Can you make a drawing or painting in the same style?



 Fossils Ipswich museum

If you would like to make your own fake fossil Ipswich Museum can show you how:




 Here is a link to Saint-Saens Carnival of the animals - Fossils


What does this music make you think of?



Acts 1 13-22

The apostles returned to Jerusalem. All the remaining apostles were there and so was Mary Jesus mother.

Jesus initiated the election of Judas replacement-this resulted in the election of Mathias.

He also talked about Judas.

Two men were proposed to be Judas replacement, Joseph and Matthias

. If you had been there what questions would you have asked both men to ensure they were the right person to take on the role.

Write your questions here.


2. In the Acts of the Apostles Peter tells the others that Judas took his own life at Hakeldama (Field of blood0.

This place is now known as Akeldama Monastery near Jerusalem. Can you fnd this on a map or a photograph of it?





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Week beginning 8th June 2020

Here you will find the work ready for next week.



We are continuing on with The Wind in the Willows this week which you will find on:



Day 1 - You will need to listen to Episode 3 and think about the language used to show how Mole feels walking through the woods.

Day 2 - Continuing on from yesterday, you will be comparing the descriptive language of the woods with Rat's home.

Day 3 - Using a word bank of ideas from the Wind in the Willows, you will be writing your own setting descriptions for a winter scene. 



Day 4 - SPAG - Have a look at the presentation on using brackets within your writing and then complete the activity.

Day 5 -  Comprehension - There are three differentiated levels of information about William Shakespeare and then three different levels of questions. Please choose from either the Hotter or Hottest level to read and answer. You do not have to do all three

Maths - Week beginning 8th June 2020

This week we are looking at 2D shapes and working out missing angles.

Day 1 - Triangles

Day 2 - Quadrilaterals

Day 3 - Irregular polygons

Day 4 - Reasoning questions focusing on polygons

Day 5 - Arithmetic paper

Science - Week beginning 8th June 2020

This week we are starting to look at a new topic - Living things and their habitats. In this weeks lesson you will be focusing on classifying animals based on their similarities and differences. Below you will find a presentation and worksheets to guide you through the lesson. 


Thomas Barnardo


Thomas Barnardo was born in Dublin, Ireland. Can you find Dublin on a map?

There is a Ragged School museum in the East End of London. Copperfield Road Tower Hamlets London Can you find its location?

Here is a link to the museum:


Can you draw a simple map showing the museum?



When was Thomas Barnardo born?

What did he first intend to do as a career?

What inspired him to help poor children?

Write a diary entry as Thomas Barnardo, the day the young boy showed you the roof top where all the boys slept.


While Thomas Barnardo was in London there was an epidemic of cholera which killed 3,000 people. What is cholera? https://wiki.kidzsearch.com/wiki/Cholera

Write a simple explanation of the causes of cholera



Follow the link to the Ragged School Museum. You will find photographs of a typical Victorian classroom.

Draw your own version of a Victorian classroom. Features would include:

  • a picture of the king or queen

  • an abacus (used for counting)

  • map of Great Britain or the British Empire



Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber created a musical based on the life of Thomas Barnardo. Here is a link to one of the songs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqlWmbI482U

Can you imagine putting something into that auction?



Acts of the Apostles 2

When the day came the apostles were all together in one room. Suddenly a sound like a violent wind blowing came to them where they were sitting and filled the whole house. The apostles saw what appeared to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on the heads of each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in many different tongues as the Spirit enabled them.

  At that time there were staying in Jerusalem Jews from many different parts of the world. When they heard this sound people came together because they heard their own language being spoken. They said to one another,

“Aren’t these men Galileans? Then how is it that each of us hears them speaking in our own native language?”

Peter stood up and explained that God had brought Jesus to the people and they had crucified him. The people wanted to know what they could do now.

Peter said that people should repent and be baptised so that others would know they were Christians(followers of Christ).


Pentecost is a happy festival. Ministers in church often wear robes with red in the design as a symbol of the flames in which the Holy Spirit came to Earth.

The symbols of Pentecost are those of the Holy Spirit and include flames, wind, the breath of God and a dove.


1. Imagine you were there when the Holy Spirit sent down tongues of fire. How would you have felt?

2. Draw either tongues of flame or a dove

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Curriculum Map Spring Term 2020

Year 6 curriculum plan autumn term

Questions to ask your child when they are reading