Year 6 Homework

Hall of Home Learning Fame

Posted on Tuesday 28 April 2020 by Miss Wilson

Drum roll, please!

Here is the first ever Hall of Home Learning Fame MOVIE!

Keep sending in your (very fun to watch) entries – videos are ideal – and keep your eyes peeled for a special challenge from me and Mr Wain!

Thanks for working so hard, guys.


28 April 2020: Home learning

Posted on Monday 27 April 2020 by Mr Wain

Answers to Monday’s home learning.

Y5 Maths – yesterday’s answers

Click here.

Y6 Maths – yesterday’s answers

Click here.

Today’s learning:

Y5 Maths – LO: multiplication

Today’s learning continues with multiplication. There are three sections. Complete the questions starting from the left and working your way to the challenge on the right. Click here to start!

The second part of your learning is to log on to TimesTables Rockstars and challenge me in the ‘Rockslam’ section. Have a few practises in the studio first if you like!

Y6 Maths – LO: Roman numerals
Today’s learning is all about Roman numerals. If you’re not feeling confident, have a chat with someone at home or email me for a reminder. Click here to download today’s task.
Y5&6 Reading – LO: retrieval
Your task today, like we’ve done in the past, is to complete a crossword puzzle using an article from First News. You need to complete the second page but if you need a bit more help, use page one.
There are two challenges you could do today.
Challenge 1: create your own video that would help children lower down school answer retrieval questions.
Challenge 2: create your own retrieval questions based on an article from FirstNews. You could get creative and do this as a crossword, or a word search, or even a treasure hunt.
Y5&6 Science – LO: I know my science vocabulary.
Following on from yesterday’s recap about light and how shadows are formed, today’s learning involves completing a crossword which recaps all our vocabulary from this topic of work. Click here to access the crossword.
Make a silly sentence for each of our vocabulary words. Make sure that the word is accurately used and that it makes sense!



27 April 2020: Home learning

Posted on Sunday 26 April 2020 by Mr Wain

Happy Monday, everybody!

As you may know, there have been changes to the home learning (such as the time it is posted and the amount of writing tasks) as we have gone along and this is thanks to your feedback – we greatly appreciate any feedback you may have so please don’t hesitate to let us know!

Moving forward, there will be instances of lessons from BBC bitesize and other similar websites. Also, there will be lessons which simply feature a video of your teacher teaching some of the different home learning subjects, too!

Before we crack on with today’s learning, here are the answers for the learning that took place on Friday.

Y5 Maths

The BBC maths challenge, which was the task for Friday, will contain the answers from Monday and can be found by clicking here.

Y5/6 Geography

The six-figure grid references answers can be found here.

Today’s learning…

Y5 Maths – LO: multiplication and division

Following on from our addition and subtraction learning on Thursday, today’s learning looks at multiplication and division. Click here for today’s task.

Y6 Maths – LO: numbers to 10 million
I hope you found last Friday’s learning ok! We will continue to do one or two every now and again (plus other topics) so let me know your thoughts.
Your learning today is a recap of place value using numbers up to ten million. Click here for the task – you can either print it out or write your answers in your home learning books.
Look at Q9. Write your own clues for a number of your choice. Send them in via email and we can challenge the rest of the class!
Y5&6 Reading – LO: explore and evaluate
Your task today is simple: read! Download First News and enjoy reading it! Check out Ancient Amphibians on page 8 – it reminds me of our science learning when we discovered that wood frogs freeze their bodies to survive winter!
Your challenge is to email me with a picture of you reading it in the most unusual place or to the most unusual object!
Y5&Y6 Science – LO: I know how shadows are formed.
Today’s science learning recaps some learning that we did in the second half of the autumn term!
Our topic at this point was all about Light, and today’s task focuses on this.
Your task today is to complete the following:
1) Find a shadow in or around your house (one that is already there without you having to move anything) and in your home learning book, draw a diagram of it!
2) Label your diagram (including the object creating the shadow, the light source, shadow…)
3) Make your own shadow! You will need an opaque object and a light source!
4) Write an explanation as to how shadows are formed using as many of the following words as you can:
light ray
Email me a picture of the shadow you’ve made whilst explaining what happens to it when you move the object closer/further away to the light source.
Good luck!
Remember, if you have any questions, please email me and I will be more than happy to help.

24 April 2020: Home learning

Posted on Thursday 23 April 2020 by Miss Wilson

Happy Friday, everyone!

We have been listening to your feedback so today’s tasks are again made up of maths, reading and geography! We will be setting much, much less writing tasks. Check out the post from Mr Roundtree. Feedback, comments and concerns are always welcome and greatly appreciated.

(Remember to tune in on Monday for the movie premiere of Y6 #HoHLF!)

Y6 Maths – yesterday’s answers.

Y6 Maths – LO: rounding decimals

Good news! Lots of companies/TV channels/other educational groups are coming together in these strange times! As you may know, one of these is BBC Bitesize (who have even enlisted some well-known names to help them teach a variety of subjects, so keep your eyes peeled in future for those!). I thought we’d give one of these BBC Bitesize sessions a go today! Let me know your thoughts!

Your task today is about rounding decimals. There are three videos to watch (one is a recap of tenths, first) and then there are two activities underneath that I’d like you to complete. I would like you to do activity two – Jerry and Albert’s shopping list – and activity three – the dinosaur decimal challenge.

You could email me with a screen shot of your best scores, a photo of you completing the activities, or your top tips for someone else.

Complete activity one – move & learn. It does require some resources but if you haven’t got them, you could make your own! The important thing is this challenge is that you’re practising this maths skill but doing it in a very active way!

Y5 Maths – Thursday Answers
Click here to find the answers for Thursday’s maths questions relating to addition and subtraction.
Y5 Maths – LO: problem solving challenges
Today’s learning is a little bit different because it is from the BBC home learning website.
There are five challenges and I would like you to complete, in your home learning book, and they are challenge 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
Click on the following link:  to access the challenges.
When completing these challenges, you could do it with other people in your home if you like, too!
As always, if you have any problems or questions, please email me.
Y5/6 Reading – yesterday’s answers
Y5/6 Reading – We would love to see your efforts!

Your reading today is a little bit different! As you all know, we’re living through something that will go down in history for our children and children’s children to learn about!

Today’s task is to create a time capsule to record a snapshot of what is happening at the minute, how people are feeling and what we’re all getting up to in these strange times. The idea is that you bury or keep your time capsule somewhere hidden and then dig it up or look through it again in a number of years eg 2030, a decade after this famous year.

First, you must read this Time Capsule ‘How To’ guide.

Finally, click here to see what the time capsule could look like. Feel free to print this one (don’t worry if you can’t), copy some of the things down into your home learning book, or change or adapt it to create your own. It’d be great to complete this with your family so everybody’s feelings and thoughts are captured!

Improve your time capsule by adding in other objects such as photos, games or a newspaper! You could even make your own box (although an old shoe box works just fine).

Y5/6 Geography – Thursday Answers
Click here to find the answers for Thursday’s crossword puzzle relating to the main rivers, mountains and regions in the UK.
Y5/6 Geography – LO: I can use six-figure grid references and identify a wider range of map symbols.
Today’s learning involves finding six-figure grid references and writing a short story using map symbols. We have done this in class back in December.
First up, six-figure grid references.

A grid of squares helps the map-reader to locate a place. The vertical lines are called eastings. They are numbered – the numbers increase to the east. The horizontal lines are called northings as the numbers increase in an northerly direction.

Things to remember:

When you give a grid reference, always give the easting first: “Along the corridor and up the stairs“.

If you need a little bit of extra help, then you can click on this link: and it will refresh your mind back to class in December!

Today’s task:

1) Click here to access today’s first task. If you need any help at all or simply just have a question, please email me.

2) Click here for the map symbols for your story. Your task is to create a short story (a paragraph at the most) which substitutes some words and replaces them with map symbols.

Here is an example to help you.



Geography Home Learning Crossword

Posted on Thursday 23 April 2020 by Mr Wain

Hi everybody,

On the crossword, Scafell Pike is accidentally spelt ‘Scarfell Pike’ with an accidental ‘r’.

If you add in the ‘r’, the words on the crossword should all fit.

Do please write the correct spelling underneath so you don’t make the same mistake I did!

Mr Wain


23 April 2020: Home learning

Posted on Wednesday 22 April 2020 by Miss Wilson

Good evening! This post is ahead of tomorrow morning (23 April) in case you wanted to get started earlier than nine, prepare anything or make sure your learning doesn’t clash with your morning workout!

First, an exciting announcement: next week’s Y6 Hall of Home Learning Fame is going to be upgraded to a video format! Keep emailing Miss Wilson your pictures of what you’ve been getting up to (anything, not just your learning!) so you don’t miss out a chance to star in the video!

Today’s tasks are maths, reading and geography!

Y6 Maths – Yesterday’s answers for working backwards (using the inverse)

Y6 Maths – LO: arithmetic

Hopefully you’ve been keeping on top of your arithmetic skills but let’s see how sharp you are with this arithmetic paper.

**Important note! Q22 should be 645 divided by 43 – the bus stop is missing for some reason! 2 x Golden Tickets to Nayaab for her eagle eyed spot!**

You could complete it as normal, on a 30 minute timer, or if you want to take it steady, take away the timer and do it at your own pace. Remember, check in your CGP books for any hints or tips you may need and you can always email me if you need more help.

Y5 Maths – Wednesday answers
The price of each present is:
a = £2
b = £4
c = £6
d = £1
e = £8

Today’s learning:

Y5 Maths – LO: addition and subtraction
Click here for today’s questions. Write your answers in your home learning book. Remember, please always email me if you are stuck with anything at all.
Y5&6 Reading -Yesterday’s answers for Wednesday’s inference questions

Y5&6 Reading – LO: writer’s choice

Your learning today is all about the writer’s choice of language and the specific vocabulary they use.

First, reread the text we’ve been focusing on this week. Then, click here to answer the questions. **Q2 should read: “Look at paragraph six on page two.”**

But! There’s a twist! Once you’ve worked out the answer to each question, you must then find it in the word search on the page underneath!

Choose a synonym that the writer could have used for each question. Even better if you discuss your reasons why with someone at home or prepare your own reasons and write them in your home learning book.

Y5&6 Geography – LO: I know some of the main rivers, mountains and regions in the UK.

Today’s task is a crossword puzzle! Use the clues provided to help you figure out the answers.

If you have access to a map, atlas, globe or can view a map on the internet, this will help, too!

Click here to start the crossword!

*when there is an answer with two words, the space is included.*

Remember to email if you are stuck with anything!

Compete with a family member to see how fast you can recite all the answers without saying ERM!

22 April 2020: Home learning

Posted on Wednesday 22 April 2020 by Miss Wilson

Morning everyone!

Hope you’ve registered your lunch choice with your adult (the veg option looks tasty) and have remembered your PE kit – Wednesdays are PE days!

Let’s get started!

Y6 Maths – LO: solving puzzles

Today, we’re practising working backwards and using the inverse to solve I’m thinking of a number puzzles – you’ve done lots of these at school, especially with Miss K! For example:

I’m thinking of a number. If you add four to it, then divide it by three, you get twelve.

Starting with my end number of twelve, we’ve got to work backwards and use the inverse so instead of dividing by three, I multiply twelve by three to get 36. Next, still working backwards, instead of adding four, I take away four. 36 – 4 = 32. The number I was thinking of was 32!

Click here for today’s questions and to see if you can work out the joke that’s hidden in the picture on there!

Design some of your own similar questions. If you email them to us, we can choose some for everyone to complete next week! #HoHLF

Y5 Maths – Y5 Maths –  LO: solving puzzles

Today’s maths task is a problem solving question which requires the use of mental addition with trial and error.

Y5/Y6 Writing – LO: audience and purpose
Mr Roundtree needs your help. He’s been writing lots of website news articles recently, but has started to suffer writers’ block – that is the name for when authors run out of ideas.
The articles are for parents and carers to read, and they offer top tips and other guidance to support parents and carers with their child’s home learning. Your task is to write an article on his behalf – are you up for this writing challenge?
Like any piece of writing, we need some R2s (remember to’s). We use these so that our writing keeps its purpose! Also, a website article is very different to a setting description, so we need specific things to (remember to) do so we can make sure our writing is the best it can be!
R2s for a website article:
– A headline (normally quite short and snappy and tells the reader what the article is about)
– A date (so we know when the article was published!)
– Sub headings (these are mini headings which inform the reader what each section is going to be about)
– Sections (the writing is normally split into little sections to make it easier for the reader to digest – or to find something more specific they might be looking for)
– A quote (if you take a look at Mr Roundtree’s previous website articles, he normally includes a quote of some sort!)
What else can we (remember to) do in our news article…
– Bullet points (this makes a list of things clear to see and easy to read)
– Writing in bold and italics (This is used when we want specific bits of information to stand out – eg. teachers will publish the home learning at 7pm the day before.)
Parenthesis (you can use this to add extra information to main clauses – brackets, dashes and commas!)

Y5&6 Reading – LO: inference

Skim over the text from Monday and Tuesday to remind yourself about it. All of today’s questions are about this text.

Now, answer the inference questions.

For a challenge, imagine you are Mary and you are trapped in the cave. You don’t have any mobile reception but you manage to log on to the cave next door’s WiFi and so you can send an email. Choose someone to email asking for help. This could be her husband, her sister or her best friend.

PS I’m aware that if you were on the WiFi you could also send a message or Facetime etc – but an email made for better learning!

21 April 2020: answers

Posted on Wednesday 22 April 2020 by Miss Wilson

Y6 Maths – LO: solving problems

1)3 Zids and 4 Zods
2) The 5 possible ways of making 140 are:
28 Zids
21 Zids and 5 Zods
14 Zids and 10 Zods
7 Zids and 15 Zods
20 Zods

Y5 Maths 
Click here for the answers to Tuesday’s maths learning.

Reading – LO: retrieval

Click here for the answers.

21 April 2020: Home learning

Posted on Tuesday 21 April 2020 by Miss Wilson

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

Check out the latest edition of the most prestigious awards of 2020 (Y6 Hall of Home Learning Fame) to see if you’ve made the cut!

Today’s tasks are maths, reading and writing.

Y6 Maths  – LO: solving puzzles

Today’s maths is a problem solving task that uses times table facts and mental addition.

Click here for the puzzle to get your brain buzzing!

How many different solutions can you find?

Y5 Maths – LO: area of rectangles
Building on from yesterday’s work on perimeter, today we are going to be finding the area of rectangles.
How do we find the area?
Recap: To find the area of a shape, we need to multiply the length by the width
8cm x 2cm = 16cm
However, with area, we are looking at the number of squares that cover the whole shape.
Like this:
As we can see, there are 16 squares.
Therefore, when writing down what the area is, we say: 16cm squared.
We write it this like: 16cm²
Today’s task:
How many rectangles can you draw with an area of 30cm² ?
Good luck! Remember to email me if you have any questions.

Y5&6 Reading – LO: retrieval

Today’s learning is all about retrieval.


  • Identify the key words in the question
  • Read the text at least once so you understand
  • Scan the text
  • Check your answer makes sense

1) Look at paragraph 1. (1 mark)
What two things have been waking Mary recently?

2) According to the text, the previous day had been long and tiring. Why?
Give three reasons. (3 marks)

3) At the end of paragraph 2, Mary mentions two people that she might usually ring for advice. However, she is unable to ring either person. Complete the table below.

Person Reason they are unavailable
Her best friend, Belinda
In Kent on a business trip.

4) Look at the third paragraph which begins: As she awoke…
What scratched Mary’s cheek? (1 mark)

5) According to the text, after she hit her head, Mary looked for a landmark in the darkness. She then crouched over and began to move. Is the statement below true or false? Explain your answer. (1 mark)

Mary moved further back into the cave.

6) As she moved, what did Mary choose to do to stay in control and not panic?
Tell me her strategy and one specific example from the text. (2 marks)

7) What injuries did Mary collect on her journey along the cave? (1 mark)

8) Look at the first paragraph of page 2. In the text, it says there was no escape to the left of the cave entrance. Why? Give two reasons. (2 marks)

9) Why were Mary’s hopes dashed? (Tick one) (1 mark)

a) The roof had collapsed and blocked the way.
b) She was exhausted and could not carry on.
c) She did not know which tunnel to choose to escape from the cave.
d) She could see no way out.

10) Look towards the end of the text. When Mary poked her head out into the abyss, she… (1 mark)
a. wondered how high up she was;
b. tried to think of a new plan to get home;
c. thought about which of the many choices for escape she would pick;
d. once more thought about her small number of possible option;
e. day-dreamed about who had won Strictly this week.


Y5&6 Writing – LO: ENPs
Building from our ENPs at a sentence level yesterday, your task today is to write a paragraph describing the setting you are currently in.
Before you start, have a look at this picture below.
This is a picture of a place called Kotor. It’s in Montenegro.
Below is a setting description for Kotor which contains ENPs.
Your task is to describe your current setting.
-Use your sentences from yesterday in your writing – these will help you!
-Use my example to help you with your work, too. Can you magpie any bits you like from mine and make them relevant to your setting? I’m sure if there are some clouds in the sky today you could alter this one.
-Different sentence starters (light and fluffy, several buildings…, casting shadows etc)
-Relative clauses (, which is substantial in the area,)
Ambitious vocabulary (colossal, embellished…)
Please feel free to email over your setting descriptions when you have finished them. Equally, if you need any extra help, please do not hesitate to email me!
Best of luck and keep up the good work – you’re smashing it!

20 April 2020: answers

Posted on Tuesday 21 April 2020 by Miss Wilson

Y6 Maths – answers

Y5 Maths