Year 6 Home Learning Activities

Half term week

Hi Year 6,

Well done! You have all been working very hard on your home learning so far this Summer term. Therefore, it is time for a well-earned half-term holiday!

Even though many venues are unfortunately closed around London at the moment, this website gives some great ideas on things to do at home during the half-term break, including creative activities/workshops, interactive attractions and virtual children's shows.

This website will give you more information on your history topic. This site will give you a virtual tour of the Great Exhibition of 1851 which lasted for five months and showcased all of Queen Victoria's reign.

Take care everyone,

Sarah and Leanne
We are happy to share some learning ideas from our friends at the Blue Elephant Theatre. We look forward to working with the wonderful team once again in the future!

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Louise has made a ‘make-your-own-playscript’ pack - it’s pretty detailed so takes a bit of time to complete and can be downloaded over here.

We're celebrating our 21st birthday soon and have launched a poster competition for young people to design a poster that will be used across our week of celebrations.

The winner and runners up will also receive theatre tickets to Blue Elephant - once shows are back up and running! The deadline is May 28th and photos of hand-drawn entries can be emailed to us or shared to our social media.

We've also released a short drama and storytelling workshop, in English and in Spanish. They're fun activities around the story of Cinderella and they also focus on being very positive and reinforcing what's inappropriate behaviour.

There's some sign-posting in them to support services, like Childline and Solace. The workshops are probably best suited to ages 3 - 7:

English Workshop:



Spanish Workshop:

Tangled Feet Theatre has put together some great learning resources for pupils of all ages. We have worked with the theatre in the past. We are hopeful of carrying on this relationship in the future!

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Our show for 3-8 year olds ‘Butterflies’ is a story about three friends going on an adventure, which gently explores how we cope with cope with anxiety, It is a co-production with Half Moon theatre, is forty minutes long and is available free online below:



Here is our ten week Mindfulness At Home project, which brings together storytelling, mindfulness and yoga to help children develop emotional awareness and resilience, and which ties in to the show ‘Butterflies.'

The programme is designed and led by Emily, who is a qualified teacher and our Participation Director, and Rachel who is a qualified yoga teacher. Each session is 10-20 minutes long and encompasses a simple activity using things you’d find at home.

The show 'Need A Little Help', which came to Michael Faraday last year is available below.



The accompanying ‘young carers resource pack’, developed in collaboration with West Sussex Council, is available over here.
Our School Counsellor Dom has put together a great wellbeing guide for all pupils. There are many different ideas that you could try each day during the half term break.

You can read Dom's ideas over here.
The author J.K. Rowling has published a new book online - The Ickabog. This is available for free for children to read. A new chapter is released online each week.

You can start to read the book over here.

There is also an artwork competition! J.K. Rowling would like young people to help to illustrate the story. You can read more about this over here.

Week beginning 18th May

Hi Year 6

We hope you are still happy and well and that you have been enjoying the Home learning! It has been lovely reading your Victorian work on Purple Mash this week. Look out for some people’s work being published in the Home Learning Gallery on the website!

We’re really interested to hear about what you decided to put in your lockdown time capsules last week so don’t forget to let us know by sending us an email. You could attach a photo of some of the contents too!

We have heard that some of you have been hearing from your secondary schools over the last few weeks and are starting to think about getting new uniforms and planning your journeys to school. There are lots of useful clips and information on BBC Bitesize to help you over here.

Please email us with any of your worries or just to let us know what you’ve been doing.

Leanne: mailbox41367@lgflmail.org

Sarah (for Tyler’s class): mailbox41366@lgflmail.org

Take care and keep in touch

Leanne and Sarah
You can find the timetable for this week over here.
This week we are continuing with BBC Bitesize. To ensure that the content of the lessons is appropriate for our children, we are working a week behind, so the date of the lesson you are looking at will be for the previous week – don’t worry about this!

​This week we will be learning how to write for different audiences.

Monday: Learn how to write a report.

This lesson includes: two videos and three activities.

Tuesday: Learn how to write powerful speeches.

This lesson includes: two videos and three activities.

Wednesday: Learn how to write a strong argument.

This lesson includes: two videos and three activities.

Thursday: Learn about writing a recount.

In this lesson there are: three videos and three activities.

Friday: Using the novel Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief you will learn about giving your opinion and summarising information.

This lesson includes: two videos of actor and TV presenter Stephen Fry reading extracts from the book and three activities.

The web pages explain things very well but don’t forget you can email us if you get stuck!

Hint: finding the year 6 work a bit tricky? Take a quick look at the work in other year groups to help remind you.
This week we are continuing to use BBC Bitesize. To ensure that the content of the lessons is appropriate for our children, we are working a week behind, so the date of the lesson you are looking at will be for the previous week – don’t worry about this!

Click on the links for each day. It will direct you to interactive videos and activities for you to do! Some of the lessons this week have worksheets available. Don’t worry if you can’t print these out, just complete the online activity and use paper or your exercise book to write the answers to questions on the worksheet.

Monday: In this lesson you will learn how to multiply fractions (including mixed numbers) by a whole number.

This lesson includes: two videos and three activities.

Tuesday: Multiplying fractions by fractions.

Learn how to find the product of two fractions.

This lesson includes: one video and two interactive activities.

Wednesday: Divide fractions by integers.

In this lesson you will learn how to divide fractions by a whole number.

This includes: two videos and two worksheets.

Thursday: Fractions of amounts applied in context.

In this lesson you will learn how to solve problems involving finding the fraction of an amount.

This includes: two videos and two worksheets.

Friday: Friday is challenge day on Bitesize Daily!

We've partnered with White Rose Maths to create a series of challenges to test your problem-solving skills. Each one gets a bit more difficult, so see how many you and your family can do together!

The web pages explain things very well but don’t forget you can email us if you get stuck!

Hint: finding the year 6 work a bit tricky? Take a quick look at the work in other year groups to help remind you.

Please also check Mathletics for some extra activities. You have all been assigned some Mathletics work on fractions.
This week you will be using the First News newspaper to complete comprehensions, as well as using your revision guides. The link to this week’s newspaper is available over here.

There are four activities for you to attempt. Some of these are harder than others! Don't worry if you find one activity a little too tough to complete.

Activity 1

Activity 2 - Space technology news

Activity 3 - Sports News

Activity 4 - News Debate Challenge

You should also be reading a your reading book and recording your thoughts in your planner.

Login to the audible website and start listening to one of the 42 books in the ‘tween’ section. There are some classic books available as well as ones you may not have heard of.
We have a treat for Year 6 with Deputy Head Teacher Sarah reading from the Inspirational Stories book.

Go to this link.

On Tuesday, complete the Newspaper report activity focusing on verbs, adverbial phrases and pronouns.

On Thursday, complete the Creepy verbs and adverbs in Super stories activity, focusing on verbs and adverbs.

You should also log in to spellodrome to practise your spellings.
Pat has prepared some History work for you this week.

Hello everyone!

Two weeks ago we learnt about a famous Victorian author called Charles Dickens. Today we’re researching another famous Victorian author named Lewis Carroll. He also wrote stories with a child as the main character.

Please read the text below and answer the questions. You can also draw a picture of one of the characters from his most famous book!

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Here are some interesting facts about Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice in Wonderland.

Lewis Carroll’s real name is Charles Dodgson. He used the name Lewis Carroll when he was writing his children’s books and composing his poems.

He was born in 1832 and died in 1898.

Lewis Carroll was one of eleven children. When he was growing up, he often spent time playing literary games with his brothers and sisters.

He was also very keen on drawing as a child.

Lewis Carroll often used to take the three daughters of his friend for days out and boat trips on the river. It was on one of these trips that he first told the story that became Alice in Wonderland. The story was first published in 1865.

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Now can you answer these questions?

1. If you were a writer, would you choose a different name to your own? What name would you choose?

2. How old was he when he died?

3. How many brothers and sisters did Charles Dickens have?

4. How many children did Queen Victoria have? What does this tell you about the size of Victorian families.

5. Do you know the names of some of the characters in Alice in Wonderland?

Lewis Carroll wrote another Alice book. This one was called Alice Through the Looking Glass and it was published in 1871.

One of the characters in Alice in Wonderland is the Mock Turtle. This is a fictional animal and when he meets Alice he compares the school he goes to under the sea with the school Alice goes to.

He tells Alice that he calls his teacher ‘Tortoise’ because ‘he taught us’.

These are some of the subjects the Mock Turtle learns. What do you think these are: -

  • The basics- Reeling and Writhing


  • The 4 branches of Arithmetic- Ambition, Distraction, Uglification and Derision


  • Humanities subjects- Mystery, Seaography, Drawling


  • Old-fashioned language subjects- Laughing and Grief


  • There is more information about Lewis Carroll over here:

    6. Can you draw a character from Alice in Wonderland? How about one of these?

    The White Rabbit or The Mad Hatter or Alice. YOU CHOOSE!

    Lewis Carroll was also famous for writing a nonsense poem called Jabberwocky. (we learned this poem in Year 4 so it should be familiar to you) You can watch it being performed by the actress Zoe Wannamaker over here and by the actor Brian Blessed over here.

    Now present what you have learned about Lewis Carroll using Purple Mash. Make sure you save your work in the Year 6 class folder.
    Inheritance

    What is inheritance?

    1. Go to BBC bitesize to watch a video and complete an online activity.

    When living things reproduce they pass on characteristics to their offspring. This is known as inheritance.

    You’ve probably noticed that you might look like your parents. This is because you inherit key characteristics from them, like your eye colour, skin colour and height.

    All living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring are not identical to their parents; there are variations that make them different.

    For example, if you cross two different breeds of dog, you get a dog with a combination of characteristics. Some characteristics come from their mother and some from their father.

    However, you don't inherit everything from your parents. For example things like hairstyle, scars and ear piercings.

    2. Now login to espresso.

    First watch this video clip about adaptation and inheritance.

    3. Then complete this activity about you and your inheritance. You can print the worksheet or copy and complete it on paper.
    In this lesson we will create a frottage patchwork from rubbings of textured objects which you find around your home. You will need a pencil and paper.

    Follow the instructions over here.
    Follow the activities over here.

    This lesson includes: two videos to help you understand debugging and three activities to try out.

    When you have completed the activities, you can practise your skills further by logging on over here using your espresso login.
    Learn about duration, tempo and Beethoven using the information over here.

    This lesson includes: one video to help you understand duration and tempo, one video to tell you more about Beethoven's Symphony No.5 and three activities to try out.
    Make sure you do exercise daily. It’s good for your body and your brain!

    You can join in with Joe Wicks on YouTube every day live at 9am but this is also available anytime.

    You can find lots of other PE challenges by scrolling down on this website.

    We'd love to see some photos of you exercising! Email them to Leanne and Sarah.

    Remember to check with your parents before trying any new activities.
    Find out what happens to ‘Sofia Sofa’ from The World’s Worst Children by David Williams.

    Leanne reads part two of the story.

    Week beginning 11th May

    Hello, we hope you are all keeping well and staying safe.

    With the school closures, lots of us have been using the internet to continue with our learning and to stay in touch with friends and family. It is really important that when we are online, we stay safe. We need to be kind and respectful online, thinking about other people’s feelings. Our golden rule, ‘treat people the way you want to be treated’, still applies online!

    Parents can find some online safety advice over here.

    This resource is aimed at 11-13 year olds. It focuses on the transition between Primary and secondary school.

    Many children play games online, sometimes with their school friends. These tips will help parents to make sure children are using online games safely.

    Our History work is being set for you on Purple Mash. Look out for some feedback on the Purple Mash website from your teachers. If you open up your work you should see some feedback from us on the page.

    A quick way to see what has been set for you on Purple Mash is to visit the 2Do section (login to Purple Mash first). You should save your work in the folder under your own name.

    Remember you can contact us on the mailbox addresses below:

    Leanne: mailbox41367@lgflmail.org

    Sarah (for Tyler’s class): mailbox41366@lgflmail.org

    Take care and keep in touch

    Leanne and Sarah
    You can find the timetable for this week over here.
    This week we are continuing with BBC Bitesize. To ensure that the content of the lessons is appropriate for our children, we are working a week behind, so the date of the lesson you are looking at will be for the previous week – don’t worry about this!

    This week we will be looking at:

    Monday - Learn how to use and analyse setting descriptions and context. This lesson includes: two videos and three activities.

    Tuesday - Learn how to use personification in a setting description. This lesson includes: two videos and three activities.

    Wednesday – Learn how to use relative clauses to add detail to a setting description. This lesson includes: two videos and three activities.

    Thursday – Using the novel Tell Me No Lies by Malorie Blackman you will learn about retrieving information accurately from the text, using inference skills about characterisation and writing in the style of an author. This lesson includes: two videos of Dianne Buswell reading extracts from the book, three activities.

    Friday - Watch the video of Sarah reading the story Spring and Autumn below. Then answer the questions about it.



    You can read the story for yourself over here.

    In the story there is a reference to a flower called wisteria. This is what it looks like. Now is a perfect time of year to see this plant. Maybe you've seen some of these when you've been out on a walk?





    The web pages explain things very well but don’t forget you can email us if you get stuck!

    Hint: finding the Year 6 work a bit tricky? Take a quick look at the work in other year groups to help remind you.
    This week we are continuing to use BBC Bitesize. To ensure that the content of the lessons is appropriate for our children, we are working a week behind, so the date of the lesson you are looking at will be for the previous week – don’t worry about this!

    Click on the links for each day. It will direct you to interactive videos and activities for you to do! Some of the lessons this week have worksheets available. Don’t worry if you can’t print these out, just complete the online activity and use paper or your exercise book to write the answers to questions on the worksheet.

    Monday: Learn methods for simplifying fractions using knowledge of common factors. This includes: two videos, two interactive activities and one worksheet.

    Tuesday: Learn how to understand and order fractions with different denominators. This includes: one video, one slideshow and two activities.

    Wednesday: Learn how to add and subtract different types of fractions. This includes: one video, three interactive activities and one worksheet.

    Thursday: Learn how to add and subtract mixed numbers. This includes: two videos, two worksheets and two games.

    Friday: Friday is challenge day on Bitesize Daily! We've partnered with White Rose Maths to create a series of challenges to test your problem-solving skills. Each one gets a bit more difficult, so see how many you and your family can do together!

    The web pages explain things very well but don’t forget you can email us if you get stuck!

    Hint: finding the Year 6 work a bit tricky? Take a quick look at the work in other year groups to help remind you.

    Please also check Mathletics for some extra activities.
    This week you will be using the First News newspaper to complete comprehensions, as well as using your revision guides. The link to this week’s newspaper over here.

    Please also try and complete the following worksheets:

    Activity 1

    Activity 2

    Higher Level Activity

    Debating Activity

    You should also be reading a your reading book and recording your thoughts in your planner.

    Login to the audible website and start listening to one of the 42 books in the ‘tween’ section. There are some classic books available as well as ones you may not have heard of.
    Have a go at this spelling quiz. Is there anything you need to work on?

    You should also log in to spellodrome to practise your spellings.
    Learn all about how and why Muslims participate in the month of Ramadan and how they celebrate at the end of the month with Eid ul-Fitr. Find the activities over here.

    This lessons includes: Three videos and three activities to try at home.

    If you and your families are participating in Ramadan, send us an email telling us what you are doing and how the lockdown is affecting your celebrations this year.
    Pat has prepared some History for you this week.

    Hello everyone! Hope you enjoyed finding out about Charles Dickens last week?

    This week we’re going to learn about schools at the end of Queen Victoria’s reign. Please read this information and then research more. There are some questions to answer too!

    Schools in late Victorian times

    Education was only free after about 1890. Before then even poor children had to pay to go to school. However, some caring people, such as the Earl of Shaftesbury (also known as Lord Ashley) and Dr Barnardo, wanted to start schools for poor children in the 1860s. These schools became known as Ragged Schools. Most of the children went to these schools barefooted and dressed in rags.

    Find out more over here.

    In 1870 the government passed a law stating that all children between the ages of 5 and 12 should go to a state school. These schools were called Board Schools because they were controlled by a Board of Governors. You can still see the words ‘Board School’ lettered on the walls of some older schools.

    Up until 1891 even poor parents had to pay a few pence each week towards their children’s education! It was usually 2 pence a week for one child, 3 pence for 2 children and 1 pence each for the others in the family. Some families found even this too much to pay.

    Look at these entries in real school log-books which headteachers had to write every day:

    25th March 1887: James Noble sent home from school to get school money.

    9th Sept. 1884: 20 children sent home this afternoon for school money.

    4th Nov. 1887: 3 Farrow children sent home for school money. This week they owed several weeks’ back money. The log book also recorded punishments given to children. MORE NEXT TIME!

    Here are some questions for you.

    1. At what age can children leave school in 2020?

    2. At the end of the 19th century the school-leaving age was raised to 12. What do you think the school-leaving age will be in 2050?

    3. Which subjects do you think children were taught at school in those days?

    4. Make a list of as many differences as you can between ragged schools and Michael Faraday School?

    5. Have a go at writing in the style of a Victorian child. You can use this handwriting sheet as a guide.

    6. Now complete the Purple Mash activity on Victorian Schools which you can find over here.

    Make sure you save your work and look out for some feedback on the purplemash website from your teachers. A quick way to see what has been set for you on Purple Mash is to visit the 2Do section (login to Purple Mash first.)
    This week we are going to be learning about Adaptation in living things. Living things are adapted to their habitats. This means that they have special features that help them to survive.

    An African elephant, for example, lives in a hot habitat and has very large ears that it flaps to keep cool. A polar bear, on the other hand, lives in a cold habitat and has thick fur to keep warm.

    Watch this video for an introduction to adaptation.

    The physical features or behaviours of plants and animals have adjusted to survive in their environment and cope better with the conditions around them. The most useful and strongest characteristics or adaptations are passed on to the next generation and enable the plants or animals to survive.

    Example of adaptations include a camel’s ability to store water, polar bears' white fur to camouflage themselves on the ice and a chameleon's ability to change colour to hide from predators.

    Learn more about animal adaptation here:





    Your activity

  • Research how different animals and plants are adapted to suit their environments
  • Create a poster for an animal of your choice labelling all its adaptations


  • Use this website to help you:

    Take a photo of your poster and email it to Leanne and Sarah.

    Leanne: mailbox41367@lgflmail.org

    Sarah (for Tyler’s class): mailbox41366@lgflmail.org
    This week’s Art is linked to our Science learning.

    Choose one of the animals you researched and complete a detailed sketch drawing using pencil. There are lots of good examples and tuition videos over here.

    Make sure you draw a real animal, not a cartoon!!
    You will need to login to espresso for this lesson.

    This week we will be looking at staying safe online. First login to espresso to watch the videos.

    When you have watched them all, complete the quizzes.

    How well did you do?

    If you would like to know more about staying safe online, visit this website for some really useful advice.
    Time capsule activity

    Imagine how interesting it would be for you to remember in the future all the things you did during this time. Get together with your family members to create your 2020 family time capsule (or you could create one each).

    Watch the video on YouTube below to get the idea.



    You can download a pack of idea sheets to print and put in your time capsule, or just use the sheets for your own ideas. It’s your time capsule, you can put whatever you like in it!


    Make sure you do exercise daily. It’s good for your body and your brain!

    You can join in with Joe Wicks on YouTube every day live at 9am but this is also available anytime.
    Millwall Community Trust Joy of Moving Home School Festival

    On International Day of Families, Millwall Community Trust is partnering with EFL Trust and Ferrero to launch the ‘Joy of Moving Home School Festival’, a full afternoon of home school activities and games to get children and their families moving and having fun.

    The Joy of Moving programme consists of two elements; the Move & Learn programme and Joy of Moving Festivals. Over 310,000 children have been introduced to moving and learning new skills all while having fun and playing.

    The Joy of Moving Home School Festival will begin this week. Keep a look out for what is happening in Lewisham and Southwark via the hashtag #JOMHomeFestival or to find more fun games to play visit joyofmovingresourcehub.co.uk.

    You can download a copy of the Joy of Moving book over here.

    Week beginning 4th May

    Hi Year 6

    We hope you have been enjoying the home learning. Well done to all of you who have completed the Victorians work on Purple Mash. Look out for comments from your teachers on your work!

    It has also been great to see so many of you are completing the work set on Mathletics and Spellodrome. Make sure you let us know what you have been doing by emailing us on the mailbox addresses below.

    This week there is a Bank Holiday on Friday to commemorate an important anniversary. We have not set you English and Maths on this day but we have included something for you to do to celebrate this event. We’d love to see what you create!

    We hope you enjoyed the story from Leanne about Sofia Sofa last week. Look out for some more videos this week.

    Please also look at The National Literacy Trust website for their Book of Hopes, an online book created especially for children during lockdown.

    Leanne: mailbox41367@lgflmail.org

    Sarah (for Tyler’s class): mailbox41366@lgflmail.org

    Take care and keep in touch

    Leanne and Sarah
    You can find the timetable for this week over here.
    This week we are continuing with BBC Bitesize. To ensure that the content of the lessons is appropriate for our children, we are working a week behind, so the date of the lesson you are looking at will be for the previous week – don’t worry about this!

    This week we will be looking at:

    Monday - To recap basic punctuation and understand how to use paragraphs effectively. In this lesson there are: two videos to help you understand and three activities.

    Tuesday - To use commas and brackets correctly in your writing. This lesson includes: two videos and three activities.

    Wednesday – Learn how to use bullet points correctly. This lesson includes: two videos and three activities.

    Thursday - Learn how to use and analyse an extract using the novel The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd. The extracts in this lesson will help you consider and explain why the writer chooses specific language. This lesson includes: two videos of Oti Mabuse reading extracts from the book three activities.

    The web pages explain things very well but don’t forget you can email us if you get stuck!

    Hint: finding the year 6 work a bit tricky? Take a quick look at the work in other year groups to help remind you.
    This week we are continuing to use BBC Bitesize. To ensure that the content of the lessons is appropriate for our children, we are working a week behind, so the date of the lesson you are looking at will be for the previous week – don’t worry about this!

    Click on the links for each day. It will direct you to interactive videos and activities for you to do! Some of the lessons this week have worksheets available. Don’t worry if you can’t print these out, just complete the online activity and use paper or your exercise book to write the answers to questions on the worksheet.

    Monday: Learn how to complete multi-step addition and subtraction calculations. This lesson includes: three summary slideshows and two practise activities.

    Tuesday: Learn how to solve short and long multiplication problems. This includes: one video and two activities.

    Wednesday: Learn how to identify common factors, common multiples and prime numbers. This includes: two videos and two worksheets.

    Thursday: Learn how to complete calculations using the correct order of operations. This includes: two videos on the order of operations, two interactive activities and one worksheet.

    The web pages explain things very well but don’t forget you can email us if you get stuck!

    Hint: finding the year 6 work a bit tricky? Take a quick look at the work in other year groups to help remind you.

    Please also check Mathletics for some extra activities.
    This week you will be using the First News newspaper to complete comprehensions, as well as using your revision guides. The link to this week’s newspaper can be found over here.

    Please complete the following activities. Choose a level that is suitable to your own learning.

    Level 1 Comprehension

    Level 2 Comprehension

    Level 3 Comprehension

    Super Challenge News Debate

    You should also be reading a your reading book and recording your thoughts in your planner.
    Choose eight unfamiliar words from your reading book and find their definitions in a dictionary. Do you know which word class they belong to?

    Learn the spellings and ask an adult to test you on them.

    You should also log in to spellodrome to practise your spellings
    We have enjoyed reading some of your work on Purple Mash about Queen Victoria and the Diary entry of a poor Victorian child. This week we will be looking at a very famous author who lived in Victorian times.

    Charles Dickens wrote famous stories such as Oliver Twist and A Christmas Carol. Do you remember watching the play in school of A Christmas Carol?

    Pat has prepared some research and questions for you around this topic. You can find this over here. This includes answering some questions about Charles Dickens life, doing some research about him and completing a factfile in Purple Mash.

    Make sure you save it under your name in the Year 6 folder in Purple Mash so that Pat, Leanne and Sarah can see it. It has been set as a 2Do on Purple Mash so should be easy to find.

    For fun, you can use a webcam to take a picture of yourself as Charles Dickens and write what he might be saying in a speech bubble. We look forward to seeing the pictures!
    Learn about duration, tempo and Beethoven.

    This lesson includes one video to help you understand duration and tempo, one video to tell you more about Beethoven's Symphony No.5 and three activities to try out.

    You can watch the video over here.
    Search this science website and see if there are any experiments you can do with what you have in your house.

    Keep track of which ones you try and record your predictions and results! Email Leanne or Sarah to tell them what you have discovered. You could also upload a photo of your experiment.
    You will need to login to espresso coding for this lesson.

    The lessons include a starter unit and video demos and you can share your work with us by using the purple ‘add to the gallery’ platform.

    Hint: If you find it a bit tricky, you can try a different year group.
    Transition to secondary school

    This video looks at one of the main differences between primary and secondary schools - the size of the school.

    Getting lost is one of a child's main concerns when starting a new secondary school.

    In this video students from CBBC’s Our School, talk about how they got used to the size of their new school and offer tips on finding your way round.
    Make sure you do exercise daily. It’s good for your body and your brain!

    You can join in with Joe Wicks on Youtube every day live at 9am but this is also available anytime.
    It's the Bank holiday on Friday. The Bank Holiday on Friday 8th May will be held to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE day.

    Watch this video to find out more about V.E day.

    1. What does V.E. stand for?

    2. Who was the Prime Minister in Britain on V.E Day 1945?

    3. How did people celebrate V.E Day?

    4. Lots of events and street parties had been planned to commemorate this event and these have now been cancelled because of the Coronavirus. Instead, people are being asked to make bunting and put it up in their windows.

    Follow this link to download a template to make your own bunting.

    Week beginning 27th April

    Hi Year 6

    ​It’s been lovely speaking to some of you on the phone this week. Hopefully we’ll get to speak to all of you soon.

    We hope you’re all getting on ok with the home learning. Please let us know if you have any problems or send us the work you’ve been doing. You can send us word documents or you can take a photo of the work and send it that way.

    Some activities are set on Purple Mash. Make sure you save these in the Year 6 folder with your name.

    Leanne: mailbox41367@lgflmail.org

    Sarah (for Tyler’s class): mailbox41366@lgflmail.org

    We really hope to see you again very soon!

    Leanne and Sarah
    You can find the timetable for this week over here.
    This week we are trying something a little different for maths and English. You might already know that the BBC are doing daily online lessons for core subjects. They’re really fun and interactive and everything you need is provided.

    To ensure that the content of the lessons is appropriate for our children, we are working a week behind, so the date of the lesson you are looking at will be for the previous week – don’t worry about this!!!

    Monday

    Learn about identifying and using nouns and pronouns. In this lesson there are: two videos to help you understand nouns and pronouns and three activities.

    Tuesday

    Learn how to use verbs and modal verbs. This lesson includes: two videos to help you understand verbs and modal verbs and three activities.

    Wednesday

    Learn how to use passive and active verbs. This lesson includes: two videos to help you understand passive and active verbs and three activities.

    Thursday

    Learn how to make your writing more descriptive by using adjectives, synonyms and antonyms. This lesson includes: two videos to help you understand how to use adjectives, synonyms and antonyms and three activities.

    Friday

    Using the novel To Be a Cat you will learn about selecting key pieces of information from a text and evaluating the text while giving a personal opinion. This lesson includes: two videos of Rugby player Maro Itoje reading extracts from the book and three activities.

    The web pages explain things very well but don’t forget you can email us if you get stuck!

    Hint: finding the year 6 work a bit tricky? Take a quick look at the work in other year groups to help remind you.
    This week we are trying something a little different for maths and English. You might already know that the BBC are doing daily online lessons for core subjects. They’re really fun and interactive and everything you need is provided. To ensure that the content of the lessons is appropriate for our children, we are working a week behind, so the date of the lesson you are looking at will be for the previous week – don’t worry about this!!!

    This week we will be focusing on rounding numbers, both whole numbers and decimals, problem solving with negative numbers, adding and subtracting integers. We finish with a weekly challenge on Friday.

    Click on the links for each day. It will direct you to interactive videos and activities for you to do!

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    The web pages explain things very well but don’t forget you can email us if you get stuck!

    Hint: finding the year 6 work a bit tricky? Take a quick look at the work in other year groups to help remind you.

    Please also check Mathletics for some extra activities.
    This week you will be using the First News newspaper to complete comprehensions, as well as using your revision guides. The link to this week’s newspaper over here.

    Please then complete the following activity sheets:

    Activity 1

    Activity 2

    Activity 3

    You should also be reading a your reading book and recording your thoughts in your planner. Either choose a book from your home to read for at least thirty minutes each day or visit the free eBook library Oxford Owl.

    For the duration of UK school closures, Oxford Owl has made a collection of their eBooks free to read for children from 3 – 11. All of the eBooks are free to use, but you will need to register or login to read the books.

    The eBooks are not suitable for mobile phones and are best viewed on a computer, laptop, or tablet. Once logged in, you then need to look for the Free eBook Library. You can select by age group or Oxford Book Level.
    Choose eight unfamiliar words from your reading book and find their definitions in a dictionary. Do you know which word class they belong to? Learn the spellings and ask an adult to test you on them.

    You should also login to spellodrome to practise your spellings.
    Hello everybody in Year 6 from Pat!

    How are you all? I REALLY miss you!

    Here are some History and Geography questions to answer and some Art linked to the topic of The Victorians.

    Working children in the early days of Queen Victoria

    As you know from your earlier research many families were so poor in the Victorian days in Britain, and since there was no help from the government, children were sent out to work to earn a few pennies a week to help feed their families, pay the rent and buy essentials like candles (for lighting their homes).

    Some of the children were very young and the jobs they did were unbelievably dangerous and awful. One job was working in coal mines, a long way underground, helping to bring the coal up to the surface.

    1. Why was coal so important in those days?

    Lord Ashley and others thought it was wrong that young children worked underground in coal mines. He decided to go around the country to ask children about their lives so he could write a report for the government, hoping a law could be introduced which banned women and children under ten years old from working underground. In 1842 this law was passed but boys over ten could still be used to work underground. That could have been you!

    2. Which parts of your body would have been aching and sore after hours underground every day? Here is what one girl said:

    “My father takes me down the coal-mine at 2 in the morning, and I come up at 1 or 2 the next afternoon. I go to bed at 6 o’clock at night to be ready for work next morning.I have to bear my burden up four ladders before I get to the main road in the pit. My task is four to five tubs. I fill five tubs in twenty journeys. I have the strap when I did not do my bidding.”

    Ellison Jack, girl aged 11 from Leeds.

    Small children were used to open and shut the doors in these underground corridors to let through the trucks which the older children were pulling or pushing. They sat, hunched up, for hours in the dark. This is what one boy told Lord Ashley.

    “I stand and open and shut the door; I’m generally in the dark, and sit me down against the door; I stop twelve hours in the pit; I never see daylight now, except on Sundays; I fell asleep one day, and a corve (truck) ran over my leg and made it smart.”

    John Saville, aged 7, Sheffield.

    George Anderson, ten years old from Lanarkshire in Scotland, said:

    “I go down at about 4 o'clock in the morning and rides up at half-past 4 or so in the afternoon. I gets 10d (old pennies) a-day. I work in the night-shift, every other fortnight, almost all the year. I am often sleepy. Got hammers twice (was beaten twice) by being asleep. I go about 2½ miles in to my door. I can read easy words and go to Sunday-school and chapel regularly. I am an orphan and give my money to my sister.”

    3. Use this information, plus the information from these websites, to write a diary as if you were one of the Victorian children working during this time.

    Victorians

    Victorian children

    Victorian child labour

    Now log in to Purple Mash and complete the diary entry. Remember to save your work with your name in the Year 6 folder.

    4. Why do you think Lord Ashley travelled around Britain to talk to the children working in coal mines rather than just writing a report?

    5. From what you have read, can you think of three arguments (or more) Lord Ashley would have used to persuade Members of Parliament to change the law.
    Investigate rhythm, dynamics, pitch and tempo through a broad range of musical genres. Use the website over here.
    Search this website and see if there are any experiments you can do with what you have in your house.

    Keep track of which ones you try and record your predictions and results!
    We have a challenge for you this week!

    Everyday object Art challenge.

    Use an object from home to create a picture. Have a look at this website for some amazing ideas.

    Take a picture of your creation and send it to your class mailbox for Leanne and Sarah to look at! You could even upload the picture to the school website and we can share it with everyone below.

    Upload files

    You will need some paper, colouring pens / pencils or paint for this lesson.
    STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The following activities can help you develop your STEM skills.

    Choose one of the following tasks and search your house for items to help you design or build it.
    Now that you are in the final term of Year 6, lots of you will be thinking about next year and moving on to your new secondary schools. BBC Bitesize has prepared a short film to get you to start thinking about hat it might be like.

    What is life like in the first year at secondary school?

    Follow Alfie through a typical day in Year 7 from when he gets up in the morning to what happens during the school day.

    The video includes tips about having the correct equipment for a school day and the opportunities to get involved in after school activities and clubs. What is life like in the first year at secondary school?
    Make sure you do exercise daily. It’s good for your body and your brain!

    You can join PE with Joe Wicks on Youtube every day live at 9am but this is also available anytime.
    Class teacher Leanne reads the first part of Sofia Sofa from ‘The World’s Worst Children’ by David Williams.

    Burnet News Club

    Burnet News Club students needn't miss their BNC sessions while Michael Faraday School is closed. The website has created a student-led version of all six sessions which you can enjoy at home.

    Burnet News Club will post one session each week on the Hub with quizzes, polls and videos to bring the activities to life. This is perfect for students to use independently.

    Just login with your username and password over here. You will find the updates on the Issues page. You can now download the sessions yourself!

    Week beginning 20th April

    We have a daily English activity for you to work through.

    You might find the glossary for the Highwayman below useful!

    Highwayman Glossary

    English Monday 20th April

    English Tuesday 21st April

    English Wednesday 22nd April

    English Thursday 23rd April

    English Friday 24th April
    Our main history topic for this term is the Victorians. We have a worksheet for you to follow throughout the week. This includes some reading, research and questions to answer.

    You can find the worksheet over here.
    We have the latest edition of First News for you to read. It includes useful information about the Coronavirus story for the past week.

    Three activity sheets are also included for you to complete.

    First News

    Activity Sheet 1

    Activity Sheet 2

    Activity Sheet 3
    Year 6 are reading the books Rebel Girls, and Boys Who Dare to be Different. We have a special treat with our Deputy Head Teacher Sarah sharing some of the ideas in the books.

    Week beginning 6th April

    As well as being Spring, when we see the signs of new life after the darkness of winter, this time of the year sees important religious festivals. Christians celebrate Easter and Jews celebrate Passover

    You can find some activities for you to try over this special period over here.
    We have a selection of fun Easter activities that can be carried out around the home. These cover science learning, art and baking!

    Bake a Cake

    Create a Menu

    Design an Easter Egg Hunt

    Science Investigation

    Write a Letter
    thinkuknow is a great resource for online learning. We have a worksheet to share for Key Stage 2 children over here.
    We have another edition of the First News newspaper for you to read over here. It helps to explain what has happened with the Coronavirus situation in the past week.

    There are also some First News puzzles for you to attempt below.

    News Puzzle

    Easter Holiday Puzzle

    Easter Puzzle
    Purple Mash is a great website for online learning. We are happy to share the latest Purple Mash newsletter for parents and carers over here.

    Week beginning 30th March

    We have a daily English activity for you to work through.

    The following English activities are based on Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by JK Rowling. Don't worry if you do not have a copy of the book as all of the extracts from the novel are included as well as Youtube links to the film.

    The daily activities will keep you all busy and they include reading comprehension questions, grammar, spelling and punctuation tasks, revision reminder cards, daily writing activities and fun-time extras.

    English Monday 30th March

    English Tuesday 31st March

    English Wednesday 1st April

    English Thursday 2nd April

    English Friday 3rd April
    We have the latest edition of First News ready for you to read. It has plenty of news stories explaining what is happening with the Corona virus.

    Please read through the newspaper over here. You can then choose one story and summarise this. Think of what the most important parts of the story are, and then list them.
    It is important that we can interpret the numbers we read in the news, particularly in the current climate.

    Supported by KPMG, an accounting firm, we've created a s​et of activities to help you make sense of the numbers in the news and make your own judgments based on evidence.

    These activities are designed to be used at home by a pupil working alone or with a parent.

    Your focus should be on:

    Investigating how numbers can be presented to support a viewpoint.

    Interrogate the accuracy of claims in the headlines.

    Adjust your thinking in light of new findings.

    Analyse numerical evidence to help solve a social issue.

    You can find the Numeracy in the News worksheet over here.


    If you feel inspired to create some artwork at home then why not design some posters showing that you support our wonderful NHS staff?

    Many children throughout the country are creating rainbow posters and placing them in their windows. The idea is help key workers be happy on their way to work each morning.

    Think about adding a rainbow to your design. This is a symbol that many children are using to show that they support the brave NHS staff who work in our hospitals.

    We would love to share any of your posters on the Michael Faraday School website! You can scan in your poster, or take a photo of it with a phone, and then upload using the box below.

    Upload files

    Week beginning 23rd March

    It is important that we all try and keep to a routine whilst we are away from school. Leanne and Sarah have put together a suggested daily timetable for the Year 6 children.

    You can view the activities over here.
    Understanding ratios is made easier when you can see some examples in front of you - perfect for online home working!

    The short videos over here are a good starting point to start your learning.

    Ready for your first task?

    We are going to start by using ratio language. The worksheet over here will make it simple with some diagrams to help you.

    You should know all about fractions from your Year 5 maths learning. Ratios and fractions have a close relationship. You can learn more over here.

    The ratio symbol is key to holding this all together. We are going to complete some ratio sentences using the symbol over here.

    Now it is time to calculate some ratios. There are some word problems to solve over here.

    Our final ratio exercise involves using scale numbers. Don't worry - it's not as scary as it sounds! More is explained over here.

    Don't worry if you get stuck on any of these. Ratios can be tough. Just watch the videos again to help you understand how ratios work.


    We have a special assignment for the Burnet News Club members in Year 6. This is based on the presentation of the Covid-19 outbreak in the news.

    You can find the pdf file to download and read over here.

    The worksheet addresses the idea of facts about Coronavirus being reported. It will help you with strategies for analysing news.

    There are some statements for you to read and then analyse. It is healthy to be sceptical of some sources that claim to be news!

    The worksheet asks you to reflect on the sources, and then explain your reasoning.

    Finally there is the opportunity to improve your interviewing techniques. You can speak with members of your household and get their opinion on the way in which the news around Covid-19 is presented.