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Home Learning Thursday 7th January – Y6

Good Morning Y6. We hope you managed to find some time to enjoy the snow as well as doing your work !

The problem with the website yesterday was a bit of a headache, so don’t worry if you didn’t finish all of yesterday’s work. Please use today to finish it off and submit it as there is a bit less to do today . . . .


Yesterday was the feast of Epiphany. We are going to find out more about the festival using this comprehension. Don’t forget that you don’t need to answer in full sentences.


epiphany y6 answers


We are going to find out about the symbols and colours that represent Epiphany.

Symbols of Epiphany

The colors of Epiphany are usually the colors of Christmas, white and gold, the colors of celebration, newness, and hope that mark the most sacred days of the church year. In traditions that only observe a single day for Epiphany, the colors are often changed after Epiphany to the colors of Ordinary Time, usually green or thematic sanctuary colors, until Transfiguration Sunday, the last Sunday before the beginning of Lent. The colors for Transfiguration Sunday are usually the colors of Holy Days, white and gold.

The traditional liturgical symbols of Epiphany are usually associated with the Magi. The symbols include either three crowns or a single crown, various portrayals of the Magi or Wise Men, three gifts, a five pointed star, or a combination of a star and crown. A more modern symbol of Epiphany is a globe or a stylized portrayal of the world.

Around January 6, the symbol +C+B+M+ with two numbers before and two numbers after (for example, 20+C+B+M+12) is sometimes seen written in chalk above the doorway of Christian homes. The letters are the initials of the traditional names of the Three Magi: Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar. These letters also abbreviate the Latin phrase Christus mansionem benedicat, “May Christ bless the house.” The beginning and ending numbers are the year, 2012 in the example above. The crosses represent Christ.

Marking the lintels of doorways is an old European practice that originally had overtones of magic (protection of the house). However, the symbols are now used throughout the world and usually represent a traditional Epiphany prayer and blessing.

Now open the file below. Use it to think through why these symbols are used ? Try to explain in as much detail as you can.

The symbols and colours of Epiphany


If you need some more things to do . . .

TT Rockstars

Logon and see how many you can get right in . . . a minute, 3 minutes, after 5 games, 10 games ? Can you improve your average time ?

Oxford Owl

Logon with the username and password y6smst

Multiplication games

Year 6 Home Learning – Wednesday 6th January

We certainly didn’t expect to be doing this again so soon, but lets start this next series of home learning lessons with a positive approach. We have got lots of exciting things planned.


Today is Epiphany. At some point today, you might like to watch this reflection from YMT.


We are continuing with our non chronological report topic using the video below…. The video guides you through what to do, but please record your work and research on paper or digitally.


We are continuing our topic on fractions for two days. Today we are reviewing finding fractions of an amount.

Use the video to recap on how to calculate fractions of an amount, then complete the worksheet below. Answers are provided to help you find out how you have done and hopefully correct any errors.




It is strange when we stay in one place for a long time we don’t see what is around us. This task will hopefully get you to see one part of your house in a different way . . . . Click on the link below to find out more.

Each art task that you do, needs to be kept in a place by you and when we return to school, we will share your work in class and stick it into your art books. There is no need to send this work in by email.

Drawing a View through a Window


Here is Joe to get you on your feet !


Multiplication games

TT Rockstars

Logon and see how many you can get right in . . . a minute, 3 minutes, after 5 games, 10 games ? Can you improve your average time ?

Or if you have a times tables clock, you could practice that aswell.

Oxford Owl

Share a story corner for younger readers

Take ten minutes to share stories with your young children. Share A Story Corner videos have familiar characters and easy to follow stories, and tips for reading together. Look at the pictures together, guess what the characters are up to and ask your child what they think will happen next. Your child will soon be asking to read together again and again!

It’s never too early to read stories with your child and spending just ten minutes every day enjoying books together can make a BIG difference to their development. Sharing stories boosts creativity and imaginationimproves wellbeing, is a positive experience for parents, carers, guardians, grandparents – everyone! – and is great fun!


Reading around the Christmas tree

We have brilliant, Christmassy reading recommendations for the whole family to snuggle up with and enjoy together. Channel the Christmas spirit with these vibrant stories, featuring familiar character favourites and some fresh faces too.

For under 8’s  . . .

For over 8’s . . . .


Origami Santa

For Christmas cards this year, Year Six have been finding their inner origami talents. Their finished cards are certainly very effective.