Year 6 – Thursday, 30th April, 2020

Good Morning to all our splendid Year 6 students!

Welcome to Thursday for another day of tasks to help us sharpen our skills even more! If you’re feeling a little sleepy today, why not wake yourself up with some energetic dancing to your favourite music? If you fancy rocking out this morning with Squatchy before you start your tasks, click the image for a loud, bouncy way to start your day. 


If you fancy trying to break a Guinness World Record then join in with England’s Biggest Assembly, click on the image below
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Have a great day everyone!

Mrs Silvester, Miss Pettitt and Mrs Chapman 


Let’s continue this week with Thursday’s Success in 7: Success in 7 week 2

When you’re finished, remember to check your answers before marking – it is really important you continue to practise your estimation skills too!

Here are today’s answers – please note the answer for Q7 should read 23,366 (we made a little error) : 4. Thursday answers Success in Seven

Today, we would like you to use Summer Term Week 2 Lesson 4 – Problem Solving. Watch the video and pause it if to have a think about each solution before you are shown. Try your best and remember, they are not meant to be easy – they are challenging questions but today’s video will again help you with each question that is on the sheet. If yesterday’s work was frustratingly difficult for you, try the subtracting decimal sheet below instead (highlighted in orange)

Here is the website:

Here’s what today’s activity looks like:


If you found yesterday’s problem solving page too tricky why not have a go at this task today instead of following the White Rose programmeSubtracting-decimals-with-a-different-number-of-decimal-places-2020

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We hope you are feeling creative today. We need you to use your imagination and write the next chapter in Bibo’s life. Follow the PowerPoint to explore some ideas before you begin writing. We will continue writing it from Bibo’s point of view. You can take two days to complete today’s writing if you need to.


In Music this week we are going to use an activity from BBC Bitesize. You need to click on this link blank

It will take you through to the BBC website. There you will learn techniques to develop singing with confidence. There are videos, interactive games and a range of activities.

Today’s lesson includes:

  • a video about melody and pitch
  • a video to help you understand how to sing with expression
  • three practise activities

You can choose 1 of the practise activities or have a go at all 3! Have fun and remember if you feel brave, you could always send a recording of your singing. We’d love to hear it!

Helpful Reminders

Don’t forget you can email us on We would love to hear from you if you have a question, need a password, need some help, want to show us your work or even just say hello! Please get your grown up’s permission before you email us. We look forward to hearing from you. We may not reply the same day!

Presentation – Please remember to do your very best work. Handwriting and presentation are as important at home as they are in school. You can complete your work in a book or if you need lined or squared paper you can get it here.

Note for parents: Hopefully your children will enjoy working through these activities and can do independently. We completely understand it may be difficult to complete all these tasks due to other family commitments or you are working from home, so please do not worry; complete what you can with your child. 

Ongoing Daily Activities

As well as the learning tasks we upload each day, there are a few ‘extras’ that you could have a go at, if you get time.

TTRockstars – Play 5 garage games + 5 studio games. Mrs Chapman will be online at 11am today in the Year 6 Arena area provided the website is running properly. Her TT Rockstar name is Zander Madden and will play games in the Wembley Stadium area.

File:Gold Star.svg - Wikimedia Commons Miss Goddard’s extra challenge can be found if you click here.

Reading – Read for at least 20 minutes every day. Remember you all have logins for the Scholastic reading site.

Weekly spellings – Practise these everyday in your spelling booklets – you can find this week’s set here: Week 2 – Main Spelling List        Week 2 – Less Tricky Spelling List

Daily physical activity which you enjoy. Challenge yourself! Remember Joe Wicks is still there to keep us moving.


Competition Reminder – closing date 4th May

Jae Malone, the author of ‘Silver Linings’ unfortunately could not visit us last month because of the Covid situation. However, she is incredibly keen to make sure we keep our imaginations fired and let our love of writing stories grow. Therefore, she has sent some fun ideas on how to create short stories. With these writing prompts you may be able to come up with a brand new story idea that no one else has ever thought of. You don’t have to write stories down, you may picture them in your mind or be a storyteller to members of your family.

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As well as these fun story creating ideas, she has set us an exciting challenge. If you would like to win a signed set of Jae Malone’s trilogy, then why not enter her creative writing competition?


All you have to do is send your completed Indiana story from last term. If you have already sent us uploaded photos of your completed story or sent it as a Word document, then all you have to do is ask us to submit it to Jae’s competition. If you didn’t send us your completed story, you have until 4th May to complete your story and send it to us. Remember to use the address for your entries.

Bye for now!