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Home Learning Tuesday 24th November

Good morning Year Six. Thankyou for sending in all of your work this far. It is great to see what you have achieved.

Here is today’s timetable. . . . .

Tuesday Maths English French RE


Here is the song again to remind you of the difference between factors and multiples.


Today we are looking at multiples . . . .

Now complete the worksheet below

Common-multiples Worksheet

Common-multiples Answers

Mr Knox’s Maths group, if you feel that the first worksheet was easy, try these . . .



You might want to finish with a game . . . .

Factors and Multiple game


Today we are going to look closely at a model poem and respond to it. Click on the link below to find out more . . .



French work: Year 6      mardi le 25 novembre

Bonjour Year 6!

For this week’s work, I would like you to go onto the website:

Once onto the site, click on Français on the left hand side.

Scroll down the page to where it says First Year Learning (Encore Tricolore 1).

Go onto Unité 8 and complete exercises 1,2,9 and 10. Hover over the instructions in French if you are not sure and they will come up in English. Please record your score for each exercise on a sheet of paper to bring back into school.  Remember, click on Vérifie to find out what your score is; click on Prochain exercice to move onto the next exercise.  The phrases underneath should help you; some of them are new but are straightforward.

Then combine  time phrases (from exercises 1 and 2) with  daily routine phrases to write about your routine in chronological order.  You need to remember to say : A huit heures rather than il est huit heures, eg:

A 7 heures et demie, je me lève = At half past 7,  I get up.

Please also bring this work into school when you return.

Good luck!

Je me lève I get up
Je prends mon petit déjeuner I have my breakfast
Je quitte la maison I leave the house
J’arrive au collège I arrive at school
C’est la récréation It’s break time
Je mange à la cantine I eat in the canteen
Je prends mon goûter I have a snack
Je fais mes devoirs I do my homework
Je prends mon diner I have my evening meal
Je regarde la télé I watch tv
Je me couche I go to bed



We are starting a new topic linked to advent. It is about expectations  . . . .

There are certain things that we do every day. We have expectations of what should happen and other people have sometimes similar and sometimes different expectations. Use the sheet below to explore some expectations . . .

Expectations 1


Crack the code . . .

Here is a great code breaking activity  . . . .


Brilliant multiplication game. Don’t worry about the year groups, just make sure it is a challenge for you !

More on negative numbers


You really liked the last one, so how about an energetic break with Joe ?

Home Learning Monday 23rd November

Good morning Year 6. We hope you have had a good weekend and managed to do some fun things at home. We would love to hear about them too when you send in your work tonight.

Here is today’s time table . . .

Monday Maths English Comprehension Geography



Over the next couple of days, we are looking at factors and multiples. To begin with, this video might help to remind you of the difference between the two.

Use this video to help you remember more about factors.

Now complete the worksheet below. Answers follow.


Common-factors answers

Mr Knox’s Maths group, if you feel that the first worksheet was easy, try a few of these . . .




Today you are going to be a teacher and write a simple poem. You will need you work from yesterday to help . . . . Click on the link below to find out more.



Below is a comprehension linked to the circulatory system which we have been studying in Science. Complete the questions, then if you want to see if you are right, the answers are there.

circulatory System-Questions

circulatory System-Answers


We are going to look at 6 figure grid references. . . .

Use the website below . . .

Now click on the powerpoint below to test your knowledge . . . .


Let us know what score you got !

Finally,  complete the worksheet below . . .




If you need some more things to do . . .

A great football linked game for spelling and maths

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

Logon with the username and password y6smst

Home Learning Friday 20th November

Good Morning Year Six. When we started this week on Monday, we bet you didn’t think that we would be ending it like this ! But it is Friday and its nearly the weekend.

But before it arrives, here is today’s timetable . . .

Friday Maths English RE Computing



Today we are looking at negative numbers. Use the video to help you and follow the on screen instructions.

If you want a challenge, complete from question 6 onwards. Use the number lines on the page to help you


Here are the answers. As yesterday, have a look through and see how you did. Celebrate your success and see if you can find your errors.

Negative-numbers Answers


Back to the City of Silence. . . . .

You created some great places yesterday, but lets move onto using your list of places . . .

Click on the link below for the tasks

Y6-City of Silence-7-8



Following on from the work we have been doing on commitment, we are going to look at the life of Saint who showed commitment to their vocation.

Your first task is the research the life of a particular saint. Use the internet to find out about one particular saint. This web link might help. Focus on what they actually did. On the things that make them saintly. On the things that show their Christian values. If it helps, make notes on what they did that you think makes them stand out as Saints.

Our main task is to design a picture or pictures to decorate a cross . You can use the template below or create a more ornate cross of your own.

Cross outline

Can you show in one picture or more what the Saint that you researched did that makes them such an example of Christian values ? Once you have completed your picture, write a few sentences to explain what you have drawn and why.

Collective Worship

Today is Youth Friday. Here is a video to bring us all together to reflect. When you are asked to pause the video and watch the animation, it is below.

If you want to find out more goto . . .

Carlo Acutis



We have made a few things in scratch now. It can be accessed online at  . . .

Today we are going to create a fun game called Pong !

Use the link below to find a how to guide.

If you want to change the images, background, sounds or even add scores or timers that’s great.

Here are the instructions as pictures incase you want to print them out.

Try your best and don’t worry if you don’t manage to complete it all.

Remember, colours  match the colours on the left hand side of the screen.

Remember score is a new variable and needs to be added.

When you have to add, touching paddle, you wont find paddle unless you have changed the name of the  second sprite to paddle ( In the box next to the word sprite ! )

Send some pictures of your finished games and code.

If you want to use a Scratch login to save your work, Mr Patterson has created this PDF to help.

Signing into Scratch Online Y6


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

Home Learning Thursday 19th November

Good Morning Year Six.

Today is the first day of our home learning until Tuesday 1st December. Let’s start it with the level of commitment and effort that you have all shown throughout your time in year 6 so far. Over the course of the next couple of weeks, we are going to do a range of activities from your Year Six curriculum.

You can complete the work either on the computer or on the paper you have in the house. Once you have finished all your tasks, ask your parents to email all you work at the end of the day. This could be a picture, scan or the actual digital work. But please just send one email with all of the completed work of the day.

The email address for your completed work is –

We will mark your work and reply the following day. Mrs Horne and Mr Knox will be giving their Maths and English groups separate feedback and feedback on the subjects they normally teach you.

Here is the time table for the next two days . . .

Thursday Maths English History – Battle of Britain
Friday English Maths RE Computing



Today we are looking at rounding numbers. Use the first powerpoint to remind you of how to round to 10, 100 and 1000.

Round numbers to 10 100 and 1000 Powerpoint

Now complete this worksheet about rounding

Rounding-to-10-100-and-1000-2019 Worksheet

If you want to be challenged, continue on to the second powerpoint and worksheet.

Round any number Powerpoint


Once this is all completed, here are the answers. Celebrating what you got right and finding out where you have gone wrong is a really important part of learning. But no cheating ! If you really don’t understand where you went wrong, don’t panic. Just send us the work and we’ll make sure we go back over it when we return to school.




We shall be getting our creativity flowing starting with the activity . . .The City of Silence and then we’ll use the ideas that come out of it to do a variety of activities: writing short poems, trying some descriptive writing, giving feedback to writers, being a teacher, doing some artwork and finally publishing or performing our work.

Starting Activity: The City of Silence
Have you ever wondered what it is like in …
★the mountain of imagination,
★the castle of doom,
★the city of wonder,
★the maze of wishes,
★or the cellar of despair?
Well, you are about to find out! In this activity, we are going to create our own unique settings by combining places and things.

Click on the link below for your two tasks today . . . .



The Battle of Britain was supposed to be the turning point in World War 2. Before the Battle of Britain, Hitler had been successful in conquering many countries in Europe, in his quest for World supremacy.

Task 1

Please read the Power Point and the text linked to aerial warfare to find out more!

Aerial Warfare in the Battle of Britain Information Sheet

The Battle of Britain Powerpoint

Task 2

Read the text (Key facts about the Battle of Britain) and highlight six pieces of key information with key dates. Then, in chronological order, write out six key facts on your timeline, together with dates, which are linked to the key events in the Battle of Britain. 

Key Facts-Battle of Britain

Battle of Britain time line

Task 3

Next research the uniform of a male fighter pilot or a female, who served in the R.A.F. From your research, draw a picture of both the male and female in uniform.


Before you left, alot of you asked for some PE. Thursday is PE day, so here is a great Joe Wickes workout for you to do . . .


Author Session

Jamie Littler is an author and illustrator and is running a session via the Read North East Facebook page on Saturday 14th November at 10.30am. He is going to be talking about his new book Frostheart. . . . . .

Bursting with brilliant characters, heart-stopping adventure and tons of laughs, this magical tale is perfect for fans of Nevermoor, Frozen and How to Train Your Dragon!

Way out in the furthest part of the known world, a tiny stronghold exists all on its own, cut off from the rest of human-kin by monsters that lurk beneath the Snow Sea. There, a little boy called Ash waits for the return of his parents, singing a forbidden lullaby to remind him of them… and doing his best to avoid his very, VERY grumpy yeti guardian, Tobu.

But life is about to get a whole lot more crazy-adventurous for Ash. When a brave rescue attempt reveals he has amazing magical powers, he’s whisked aboard the Frostheart, a sleigh packed full of daring explorers who could use his help. But can they help him find his family?

If you are interested goto . . .