Year 6 Homework

13 May 2020: Home learning

Posted on Tuesday 12 May 2020 by Mr Wain

Hello everybody!

A word from Mr Wain…

You guys have been absolutely fab with all the work you have been sending in – it’s a pleasure to read and I find it wonderful that you are working so hard! We’ve got this!

Y5 – Yesterday’s maths answers:

25 minutes

No – it doesn’t stop there

The 07:43 bus takes 30 minutes from Shelf Village to Bradford (08:00-08:30)

The 07:43 bus as it gets you to arrive in Odsal at 8:15. This is 5 minutes before 8:20. The next bus would be too late.

The 08:15 bus – it takes 45 minutes to get from Halifax to Bradford

15 minutes


Y6 – Yesterday’s maths answers:
1. 140
2. five eighths
3. 129
4. five twelfths
5. 50
On to today’s learning…

Y5 Maths – LO: timetables

Today’s learning carries on from yesterday. How did you all find it? Let me know your thoughts!

Click here for your task.

Y6 Maths – LO: addition and subtraction
Join me for the first part of a maths quest where we try to Defend Mathematica!
Click here for part one. (
How many changes did you spot in the video and background behind me? Send me a list!
Y5&6 – LO: The World
Today’s geography lesson is recapping continents, oceans, globes, maps and atlases and then there’s a quiz and a game to play.
Click here for today’s video.  (
Then, your task today is to play Geography Explorer! (
If the above link is asking for a log-in, try clicking here, scrolling to the bottom (activity 3) and clicking on the Geography Explorer game!
Can you beat Miss Wilson’s score?
Y5&Y6 Reading – LO: retrieval
Today, we would like you to answer the following retrieval questions based on the FirstNews paper from this week.
1) How much does this issue of FirstNews cost?
2) Which anniversary of VE day have we just celebrated?
3) How many times do South Korean scientists believe you can catch Covid-19?
4) What is the name of the dog offering free virtual canine therapy sessions?
5) Greta Thunberg received $100,000 for inspiring climate action. Which organisation is she donating this prize to?
6) In the city of Lund, Sweden, what did worried officials dump in their parks to stop social gatherings?
7) What are the two theories that explain the pink lake in the Badain Jaran Desert?
8) European honeybees fall prey to an animal’s long stinger and powerful venom. Name that animal.
Pick an article of your choice from this newspaper.
Your challenge is to describe the pros and cons of the article.
What is good about it? Do they use challenging vocabulary? Do they have attractive pictures or illustrations to catch the reader’s eye? Is it easy to read?
What isn’t so good about it? Is it too wordy? Does it not provide enough information? Is the picture or illustration unclear?
If you have any questions about any of the learning, remember we are an email away!
Good luck!






12 May 2020: Home learning

Posted on Monday 11 May 2020 by Mr Wain

Good Morning, everyone! We hope you’re all doing well and doing lots of fun things to keep yourselves occupied!

Keep sending in your talents and hobbies! It’s been great to be reminded of just how awesome and talented you guys are. Your deadline for trickshots is also approaching!

Y5 Maths Monday answers

Click here.

Today’s learning…

Y5 Maths – timetables

Your task today is to read, interpret and answer questions based on the following bus timetable.

Here is a quick video re-cap to help you if needed.

Click here for your task.

Y6 Maths – LO: arithmetic

Later on in the week, we’re going to do another Arithmetic Treasure Hunt but this time I want to get you guys involved! Have a go at these questions.
1. 7 x 2 x 10
2. one eighth + four eighths
3. 645 divided by 5
4. 10 twelfths – five twelfths
5. 0.5 x 100
Then, what I want you to do is, keeping the style of the question the same, change the numbers so that you come up with your own questions. We’ve done this before in class. You need to work them out so you have a mark scheme to go with them. Finally, email me your questions either just written down or even better would be to film yourself asking the question. (You could even film a short answer clip, too!) The deadline for questions is Wednesday evening (13.05.20). Thanks!
Email me with your ideas for the treasure hunt! What could people find in their home? How could we make it more fun or a bit trickier?
Y5&Y6 Geography – LO: trade and economic activity
In class, we’ve learnt about the trade and economic activity of counties in England. Today, we’re going international!
First, watch this video (
Then, click here ( and scroll down to access today’s tasks: activity one, two and three (just page two – the one with two stars in the top left corner). Be careful not to scroll down too far on activity three because the answers are on there, too! You can mark your answers when you’ve done.
For ten golden tickets, spot the grammatical error written in today’s learning.

Y5&Y6 Reading – LO: FirstNews

Today’s task is simple: read!

This week, there will be reading tasks based on this copy of FirstNews.

Your task today is to read, for at least half an hour, this copy of FirstNews and familiarise yourself with it!

When reading you could discuss any articles that caught your interest with members of your household. You could get in contact with friends and talk about what you have read, too!

Again, we would love to hear from you – email us! [email protected] / [email protected]

11 May 2020: Home learning

Posted on Sunday 10 May 2020 by Mr Wain

Happy Monday, everybody!

Click here ( to check out last week’s Hall of Home Learning Fame and keep sending in your Trick Shot Challenge videos!
There are no answers today so lets get straight on with the learning…
Y6 Task One
For today’s task, we’re swapping maths for something a bit different! Click here ( to watch a video that will explain everything!
[email protected]

Y5 Maths – Two-way tables

Today’s learning is similar to yesterday’s, however the tables you are going to be looking at today are two-way tables. This means that two sets of information are presented in the same table.
Some of the questions involve problem solving. We’ve looked at this at times over the last few weeks but please do ask if you have any problems!
Click here for the task. Remember to send me an email if you have any questions.
[email protected]
Y5&Y6 Reading
We’d like you to complete this BBC bitesize lesson. It is the English lesson from 07 May – Tell me no lies by Malorie Blackman. You can complete this in your home learning book.
Let us know what you thought of the lesson and having being read to by another dancer!
Y5&Y6 Geography – LO: I know some key vocabulary relating to physical geography.
Today’s task is a match up activity.
Click here, and you will see a list of definitions and pieces of vocabulary. Your job is to match up the vocabulary to the definition. If you are unsure about anything, find out by using the internet, asking someone in your home or emailing me! Good luck!
Disclaimer* some of this vocabulary is brand new. Try your best to match them up but don’t worry, you can always look it up!

The Hall of Home Learning Fame

Posted on Friday 08 May 2020 by Miss Wilson

Welcome to another dazzling episode of #HoHLF! 

Click here to see if you get to feature in this week’s showcase of amazing home learning.

Take care, have fun and stay safe.

Miss Wilson

08 May 2020: Home learning

Posted on Thursday 07 May 2020 by Miss Wilson

Happy Friday, everyone!

Keep your trick shot challenges coming in! Y5 are currently beating Y6 with the number of submissions. Keep it going, Y5! (Step it up, Y6!)

Y5 maths answers
Y6 maths answers
Y5&6 geography answers

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the war in Europe. We call it Victory in Europe Day or VE Day for short. In 1945, there were three whole days of celebrations including parades, street parties, a service of thanksgiving and a concert in central London! As you can imagine, people were extremely relieved and thrilled that the war was over and, from then on, the 8th of May each year was a public holiday.

Your three today are optional; feel free to do none, one, two or all of them.

In order to find out all about VE Day, you need to read this PowerPoint or watch this clip about VE Day celebrations.

Task One

Your first task is to make your own radio or TV broadcast pretending to be Winston Churchill announcing the Victory in Europe.
Things to think about…
– What would you say?
– How would you say it?
– How would you feel?
– How would the British public feel?
– Can you include any information you’ve just read?
You could either write it down, perform it or even record your announcement.


Task Two

The Royal Mint has released a special £2 coin to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day. This Newsround article explains more about this.

Once you’ve read the information, have a go at designing your own £2 coin to mark this occasion.

Task Three

Music was an important part of the celebrations. Today, you can make your own musical instruments using clean junk or bits and bobs from around your house. Check out this website for inspiration. Can you make a guitar, drum or even a xylophone?

As always, we’d love to see your learning and it’d be great to collect in our group efforts in celeberation of VE Day.


07 May 2020: Home learning

Posted on Wednesday 06 May 2020 by Miss Wilson

Morning, everyone! Friday, as you may know, was supposed to be a bank holiday. For consistency for those parents that need it, we’re still going to set some optional tasks. These will be centred around Victory in Europe Day!
Today’s three tasks are maths, geography and reading but first, here are some answers.
Y5&Y6 Writing answers
Click here and go to page 3.
Y5 Maths answers
Click here.
Y5 Maths – LO: read and interpret tables
Following on from our learning about line graphs, today’s learning focuses on reading and interpreting tables.
Click here to begin!
Remember, I’m always just an email away if you have any questions.
Y6 Maths – LO: algebra
Today, we’re recapping algebra. First, watch this video and then this one.
Your task today is to complete these questions. Remember, algebra is quite tricky so take your time and ask for help if you need it. You can always email me if you need to!
Y5&6 Geography – LO: human and physical features
Today’s awesome activity was suggested by Ben in Y6. Thanks, Ben!
Your task today is to spot all the human and physical features in a video game of your choice (like lava from Minecraft). Alternatively, you could spot them being mentioned in your favourite book (like the Hogwart’s castle in Harry Potter). If the first two options don’t appeal to you, you could even take a walk around where you live and take pictures of the ones you spot! You could even do all three if you fancied!
You could record these in your home learning books by writing them down or drawing pictures, make a video commentary or take photos.
Take a look at this to jog your memory before you get going.
We’d love to see what you come up with and we’d love to hear your suggestions for things you’d like to learn. It could be your turn to set the next task for Y5 & Y6!
Y5&6 Reading – LO: love of reading
Today’s reading task is a nice and chilled one. All we want you to do is to spend at least thirty minutes reading something that you love. You could even get some comfy clothes on, get a hot chocolate and find somewhere cosy (like a pillow fort!) to read in peace. It could be something online, a magazine or it could be First News!
As always, send in your photos to [email protected] or [email protected]!

06 May 2020: Home learning

Posted on Tuesday 05 May 2020 by Miss Wilson

Happy Wednesday, team! Hope you’re all doing well and having fun.

Your tasks today are maths, writing and RE.

Y6 Maths – LO: factors, multiples and prime numbers

I’ve had some great feedback about the BBC Bitesize lessons. Keep sending your thoughts and ideas for what we can do next or improve on!

Click here for today’s lesson.

Your task today is to watch the videos and complete activity one and then activity two below.

Once you’re done, click on the answer pages to mark your own. Send me an email with how you got on!

Y5 Maths Tuesday Answers
Click here.
Y5 Maths – LO: problems with line graphs
Today’s maths learning is a video. Click here to begin!
The accompanying questions can be found here.
Y5&Y6 Writing – LO: bullet points
Today’s task is a writing task! You are going to be exploring the use of bullet points – give it your best shot and please send me an email if you have any questions!
The task is a BBC Bitesize task and can be found here.
In this lesson there are:
  • two videos
  • three activities
See what I did there? 👍
It’s your job to watch both videos and then complete task 1, 2 and 3!
Y5&6 RE
Today’s final task is all about Ramadan! Your task is to read this article, watch the videos and complete activity two. There are activities one and three on there for an optional extra!
As always, we’d love to see your learning. You might even be observing Ramadan yourself!

05 May 2020: Home learning

Posted on Monday 04 May 2020 by Miss Wilson

Morning, everyone! Let’s start today off with a joke…
Today’s tasks are maths, science and reading.
BUT FIRST! Have you checked out the CHALLENGE from Mr Wain and Miss Wilson? Scroll down to the post underneath or check it out on the Class News pages!
Y5 Maths Monday Answers
Click here.
Y5 Maths – LO: draw line graphs
Today’s learning involves drawing your own line graphs.
To help you, look at the line graphs from the work on Monday.
What do those line graphs include?
– X and Y axis labels
– Title
– Numbers on X and Y axis are on the line
– Unit of measurement on axis (eg mm) 
There are two questions followed by a challenge – please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions!
Y6 Maths
yesterday’s answers
Y6 Maths – LO: comparing and classifying triangles
Today, I’d like to try a different resource that’s new after it was recommended by parents. It’s with Oak National Academy and has a couple of quizzes, video lesson and independent task. Click here to start your task for today.
As always, I’d very much appreciate your feedback. Please let me know if you love this, hate this or just prefer something else!
Y5&6 Science – LO: I know my science vocabulary
Crossword time!
Today’s science learning is a recap of our vocabulary from our evolution and inheritance topic.
Click here for the crossword!
Y5&6 Reading – LO: retrieval
Today’s task is to come up with your own retrieval questions. First, watch Newsround once to enjoy it and catch up with some news. Next, rewatch it and write down five retrieval questions. You can challenge someone in your house or challenge someone from our class via video call. You could even challenge me by sending me a video of your questions for me to have a go at answering.
Remember, retrieval questions are only about what you definitely know and can prove from watching the clip. You shouldn’t need any prior knowledge or use your own opinion to answer the question. Here are some ideas for questions:
    • Where was…?
    • When was…?
    • What was…?
    • For, ___, who was involved…?
    • True or false…?
    • Order these facts chronologically.
    • Fill in the missing word.
    • Match up the city (or something else) with the story (or something else).

CHALLENGE INCOMING from Mr Wain and Miss Wilson…

Posted on Monday 04 May 2020 by Miss Wilson

… to a trick shot challenge!

Here’s Mr Wain’s and here’s Miss Wilson’s!

Who has got the best trick shot?
Who can play it cool the best?
Who can find the most ridiculous items?

We’re challenging you to find what you can from around your home or garden and complete a spectacular shot. Send in your videos and we can answer this important question:


[email protected]
[email protected]

04 May 2020: Home learning

Posted on Sunday 03 May 2020 by Miss Wilson

Morning, everyone! Hope you had a great weekend – thank you for the photos and videos! Stay tuned for another episode of the Hall of Home Learning Fame…

Y5 Maths Friday Answers

  • a) -3°C
  • b) 2°C
  • c) 6:15pm
  • d) 7°C
  • e) -1.3°C
  • f) 8:45pm
  • g) 3 hours 45 minutes
  • h) 4pm and 5pm

Y5 Maths – LO: read and interpret line graphs

Following on from Friday’s learning, today’s task is all about interpreting line graphs. However, this time, there will be some problem solving questions.

These types of questions require you to complete more than one step in order to find the answer – we looked at this on the screencast lesson last Wednesday.

Click here for today’s task.


Y6 Maths – Friday’s decimal answers.
Y6 Maths – LO: perimeter, area and volume
Your learning today is about measuring the perimeter, area and volume of shapes. First, watch these videos to remind yourself how:


Then, click here for today’s task!


Y5&Y6 Geography – LO: I know some world-wide countries and some of their major cities.

This learning is continuing from Friday, where you created a fact file for four European capitals.
Your job today is very similar, but instead of European capitals, you will be making a fact file for four or five world-wide countries and their major cities. Each of your five countries needs to be from a different continent.
For example, if you had China as one of your countries, you wouldn’t be able to pick India for another as they are both in the same continent: Asia.
In your fact file you need to include:
 – Name of country
 – 3 major cities within the country
For each major city, you need to provide the following information:
  1. Population
  2. Size (area)
  3. Location (within the country)
  4. Main River (if there is one)
  5. Distinguishable features (e.g. a mountain or national park nearby)
  6. Climate
  7. An interesting fact!
It’s up to you how you choose to present your fact file. You may wish to choose one of the following:
  • complete it in your home learning book
  • on a computer/tablet eg powerpoint or keynote
  • on a piece of paper to then stick in your home learning book
  • record yourself talking about the country and its major cities


Whichever way you decide to present your work, I would love to see it. So, please do send them over to [email protected] or [email protected]

Y5 & 6 Reading
We’d like you to complete this BBC Bitesize lesson. It’s the English lesson from 01 May – The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd. (I know you’ve read it, Sam!) You can complete it in your home learning book.
Let us know what you thought to having Oti Mabuse teach you reading!