Week beginning 12 October 2020

Sunday 11 October 2020

Good morning Y6!

I hope you’re well and staying happy and healthy. If you need any help or want to ask any questions, please don’t hesitate to send an email to [email protected]!

First, watch this little video from me!

Here’s this week’s learning.


In school, this week, we’re focusing on arithmetic and reasoning.

Children should use these resources:

You don’t have to print the worksheets. Your child can write or draw their answers on paper. Your child’s learning will be most effective if you sit with them to pause the clip and check / praise / support your child as the clip moves on.

Practise times tables on Times Table Rockstars, too. We’re concentrating on a mix of times tables, so your child should focus on the times table they find most difficult. Email me if you need your child’s login and password details.

(Suggested time: 30 minutes of Maths and 15 minutes of Rockstars daily)


Look on the homework page to find this week’s spellings. Your child should complete one task each day.

(Suggested time: 15-20 minutes daily)


Reading fluency

Here’s the fluency text that we’ll read in class to to build up fluency skills this week.

In school, we generally follow this sequence:

 (Suggested time: 15 minutes daily)


Reading comprehension

We’re reading ‘The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse’ in class – you can find it on YouTube here.

Day 1: We’ll be using this RIC lesson in class. RIC stands for:

Day 2: Agree with your child three words from any text they’ve read which they’re less familiar with. Your child should find out what they mean (eg by checking an online dictionary or simply discuss with you) and how to use them in sentences (both when speaking and when writing). Challenge your child to write a sentence with each word in, or to drop the words into conversations at home.

Day 3: Read this from First News, a newspaper for children, and complete the activity on pages 3 and 4. The answers are on p5.

Day 4: Read your fluency or RIC text again. Next, do one of the following:

Day 5: Book Club. Once a week, we have a relaxing lesson where we sit and read quietly, often with an adult. At home, we’d like you to read your favourite book or text, too. If possible, discuss the book with an adult, talking about some or all of the sections of this grid.

 (Suggested time: 30 minutes daily)




Activity 1: This lesson from BBC Bitesize links to some of the learning that we’ve been doing in class recently. Once you’ve read the main body, complete this activity.

Activity 2: Your child should practise skills they’ve learnt recently by using the following sequence:

Task 1:

Task 2:

Complete this activity:

Practise starting sentences in different ways:

Children should focus on powerful vocabulary, complex sentences and rereading to check if their grammar, punctuation and spelling is correct. They should edit it if not!

Task 3:

(Suggested time: 30 minutes daily)



This week’s topic learning is about music. We’ve been learning how to play the keyboard in school so take a look at this website and read / watch the videos about different aspects of music eg pulse and rhythm or melody and pitch. Then, test yourself using this quiz!

Alternatively, in class, we’ve been making the bridges that we designed last week. If you are able to, you can use the materials around your home and make your bridge that you planned in class or at home last week. If you need me to email you a picture of your plan, please send me an email.

(Suggested time: 50-60 minutes)



We’re continuing to learn about animals and how to classify them.

Have a go at this Oak National Academy lesson on animal kingdoms.

Watch this clip from BBC.

(Suggested time: 30-45 minutes)