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Year 6



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Dear Parents/Carers and Children,

During this unprecedented time away from school we have prepared some work for you to complete.  It is really important that you continue to practice your skills so that they stay fresh in your mind.


You have been given:

  • 2 grammar packs
  • 1 maths pack
  • 1 reading pack
  • 2 arithmetic papers (copied as one pack)

Within these packs there are examples and reminders of what the concepts are and then practice questions. The answers are included for you to mark your own work with once completed.

We have also sent home:

  • Year 3 / 4 and Year 5 / 6 spellings for practicing
  • Rising stars grammar test

as additional things to do.


As well as this we would like you to complete the Marriott Reading Challenge 2020.  Here are some fun activities you can do thinking about books you have read or are reading.  How many can you tick off?

  • Draw a picture of a character from the book you have.  Write some noun phrases to tell us all about them.
  • Write a blurb for a book you have just finished.  You will find examples of this on the back of your book.
  • Do a review of the book you have just read.  Rate it out of five and say why.
  • Write a description of one of the characters in your book.  Make sure it is very descriptive so we can guess who it is!
  • Find five new words in your book that you haven’t seen before and then find out what they mean.  Record this in your book.
  • Write a sequel to the story you have just read.  What happens to the characters?  What is their next adventure?
  • Write a prequel to the story you have just finished.  What was happening before that story was told?
  • Make part of your story into a comic strip.
  • Write a quiz for your book (or one of the chapters for longer books) and see if anyone can find the correct answers…
  • Learn and write five facts about the author. You can often find these at the start or end of the book!



We are also running a Writing Competition across the school.  All you need to do is choose any topic and write a short story, or part of a story.  Your entry should be no longer than two sides of paper.  When all stories have been handed in they will be judged with the winners from each phase receiving a prize.  Good luck!


Our current topics are:

Science: Evolution and inheritance

  • make a poster about how fossils are formed

History: Ancient Greece                                   Geography: The country of Greece

  • tell us all about a famous Greek city or landmarks
  • write a persuasive letter to encourage someone to visit Greece
  • make a fact file about a Greek landmark

Art: Sketching of historic Greek buildings

  • draw one of the famous landmarks
  • choose an artist you like and copy one of their piece of art

You could also make a Purple Mash quiz for any of the topics above using 2Quiz.


Why not try out some of these fabulous websites to keep your skills in tip top condition…


Cool Maths Games: assortment of games.

BBC Maths games: assorted games.

Hit the button: a great game where you can practise times tables, number bonds and much more.

Daily 10 Mental Maths Challenge: choose the level and test your skills against the clock

Connect 4 factors: a fun two-player game to secure your knowledge of factors

Super maths bowling: choose from a variety of activities and aim for a strike…

Funky Mummy: solve these multiplication problems to make the mummy dance.


Spelling frame: how good is your spelling?  Test yourself against your year group here:

Spooky spellings: a fun game to test your knowledge of the common exception (tricky) words.

Word frog: test your knowledge of word types.

Super stories: can you select the write language to make these stories into best-sellers?

Myths and legends: make your own myth or legend comic strip.


Science Kids: there are links to games here for every topic we have covered so far in science.  Why not try them to refresh your memory and have some fun…

BBC Science: fossils


We are learning about Greece.  Check out these websites to learn more.  You could record some of what you’ve learned in your work book.

Current affairs

Newsround: don’t forget to keep up with the latest news here every day.

Beat the Nation: SATs Maths Revision - Week 1

An idea to spice up revision for the maths SAT exams. I have chosen three of the worst answered questions from the Revision Quizzes on my Diagnostic Question...

Don't forget you were given your 10 minute test books in Reading, Maths and Grammar and so can be working through these also while you are off.

Home Learning Packs 2


Dear Children, Parents and Carers,

We do hope you are all keeping safe and well.  As you know, we will be calling you each week to see how things are going and to check in with you.  You can ask us questions then or use the class Do Jo system.  A few websites that have some good things on them.

Free singing including the words -

Jo Wicks PE – every morning at 9am.

Classroom secrets – you all were sent a log in for this:

Read theory – you were all sent a log in for this:

Do try to stick to a timetable for the week:


9am - PE

Read theory







Writing – start on a Monday and work to a great piece on a Friday.  Remember to plan, edit and check your work.

Within this pack there are a whole host of activities for you to have a go at.

Easter activities

  • Easter rabbit model craft (instructions and template)
  • Easter egg biscuit recipe (if you can get the ingredients but if not have a go at baking something else)
  • Origami Easter bunny
  • Card – to make your own Easter card (ideas included)


  • Easter English revision
  • 4 writing tasks – remember all those things we normally include in writing.  A check list is in the pack.

1. Advertise your town

2. The Ascent

3. Film Review

4. Letter to your MP

  • The obstacle course – Grammar mystery
  • Grammar mats – 1 to 6
  • Reading Papers and questions x2
  • Handwriting of Year 5 and 6 words
  • Spelling mats x6


  • Living things jigsaw
  • Adaption sheet
  • End of unit science assessments
  • Fossils comprehension
  • Inheritance sheet
  • Mary Anning comprehension


  • Maths mats – 1 to 6
  • Spring themed booklet
  • The Mystery of the missing knight – Maths mystery
  • Reasoning Paper x2
  • Multiplying fractions
  • Dividing fractions
  • Multiplying by 1 and 2 digits
  • Order of operations
  • Decimal place practice
  • Division practice


  • Banksy Bank Note
  • Shading circles and then another shading sheet


  • End plastic pollution reading comprehension
  • Plastic pollution – positive and negative things
  • River Glossary – use this to help you answer the river questions
  • River vocabulary matching game
  • UK Rivers and Seas
  • Labelling a river

We do hope you find these activities fun!

Many thanks

Miss Gelsthorpe and Miss Hassard





To select appropriate language for the audience and purpose.


  • Expanded noun phrases


  • Varied vocabulary
  • Emotive language
  • Assorted verb choices


To use a variety of sentences types.


  • Subordinating clauses (will not make sense on their own)
  • Coordinating clauses
  • Relative clauses (start with a relative pronoun)
  • Multi clause sentences
  • Embedded clauses

if, since, as, when, although, while, after, before, until, because

for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so

who, that, whom, which, what, where, whose

To use a range of punctuation.


  • ; replaces a conjunction - and or but – both clauses are complete sentences
  • , to separate clauses
  • Inverted commas “ “




Words spoken inside the inverted commas

To use a consistent tense throughout.



Simple past


He travelled home

He sailed the boat

They walked slowly

Past progressive


He was travelling

They were travelling

Past perfect

Had + past participle

He had missed




We travel home


Present progressive

am/is/are +verb+ing

He is travelling

They are travelling

I am travelling

Present perfect

Have or has + past participle

He has fallen

They have fallen


To build cohesion across the piece of writing.


  • Wide range of conjunctions
  • Range of adverbials 


  • Varied pronouns and noun phrases


Within a few days, without hesitation, on arrival in the village


Name/mighty hero/amazing warrior/saviour