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Dear Year 6,

I hope you have enjoyed some of the beautiful weather this week.  It was lovely to see some of you on our Zoom call last Wednesday.  Lucas and Amy did a fantastic description of the beast from Chaperon Rouge so do read these in the powerpoint, which is the first resource in the section at the bottom.  What brilliant vocabulary they have injected!  They definitely makes for a thrilling read!  This week’s English lessons are about poetry but I have included some daily writing tasks in the resources section too as I know some of you enjoy these.

Please continue to send your work into the email address and let me know if you have any issues.

Mrs Vishnu has created a video to explain to you how you can borrow books for free virtually from the Hampshire Library Service, which is who we work with for our own school library:

When school closed, you received the username and password you need to access the books.  This is a brilliant resource so you can keep reading!  I will definitely be accessing it this week!

Here is the website that you need to access the books

Mrs Crosby

Monday 29th:


This week is all about poetry and ends in a performance poetry session on Friday. 

  • Here is a video of Mrs Crosby explaining today’s lesson and some of the poetic features to look out for this week.

  • You will find the dragon poem and the questions (plus answers) at the bottom. 


Using this National Oak Academy video lesson link, revise finding the positions of coordinates in all four quadrants and how to find missing vertices (corners) in 2-D shapes.

The video will explain how some coordinates stay constant when you have a horizontal and vertical line.

There is an independent task.  You won’t need to print anything.  (Be aware that you might need to use decimal coordinates on the worksheet to show half-a-square)

(If you haven’t accessed the work from Oak Academy previously, you may need to click on ‘manage cookies’ at the bottom of the page so that you can access the ‘next’ button and work through the tasks.)

  • Daily Arithmetic- Fluent in Five Day 1

Tuesday 30th:


Here is another loom video recording of Mrs Crosby explaining today’s lesson which is about generating your own vocabulary, ready for writing your fire poem tomorrow.

You will find the sheet to add your own ideas to in the resources section.


This Oak Academy video lesson link follows on from yesterday but it is more challenging because the squares are not shown on the coordinate grid.  Do yesterday’s lesson first if you haven’t already.

(Like yesterday, be aware that you might need to use decimal coordinates for the independent work to show half-a-square)

  • Daily Arithmetic- Fluent in Five Day 2

Wednesday 1st July:


Today you will write your own fire poem, thinking about alliteration, figurative language and powerful imagery.  Mrs Crosby has done this loom video to support you:


This Oak Academy video lesson will teach you to recognise the nets for 3-D shapes.

In this lesson you will need to know the vocabulary for 3D shapes.  Use your planner to help you if required.  (If you need to revise this, watch the video input for the previous lesson, lesson 6, in this Oak Academy shape series.)

  • Daily Arithmetic- Fluent in Five Day 3

Thursday 2nd:


Have you heard of a haiku?  It is a short, traditional form of Japanese poem, where you have a limited number of syllables to use so every word counts!

Watch this loom video recording of Mrs Crosby talking through this genre of poetry and how you can write your own haiku.


In this Oak Academy video lesson, you will be learning to solve problems involving the nets of 3-D shapes.  You might want to construct some basic nets from paper as you go along to help.

  • Daily Arithmetic- Fluent in Five Day 4

Friday 3rd:


You will find today’s lesson, which is all about performance poetry, in the resources section.


  • First watch this video of Mrs Crosby reminding you of the vocabulary for parts of a circle:

In this Oak Academy lesson, you will watch a loom video introducing problem solving relating to different parts of circles:

(It would be useful if you had a piece of string or cotton to join two pencils and create a circle for the input section of this lesson, as Mrs Crosby showed you in the video above.)

  • Daily Arithmetic- Fluent in Five Day 5


Science:   With permission from an adult, today you will set up the mould experiment that you planned last week.  You will need 3 slices of bread (choose brown bead with fewer preservatives if possible and try to use bread that is going out of date/ on the verge of going mouldy for results in the next few days) plus 3 clear resealable plastic bags.


•          Always wash your hands thoroughly, with soap and water, before and after working with microbes. Dry them hygienically with disposable paper towels.

•          Take care if you have any cuts, especially on your hands or arms. Cover them with plasters.

•          Do not put anything in your mouth during investigations with micro-organisms, unless you are making food with microbes, under strictly hygienic conditions.

Make sure that you keep the investigation fair by only changing one variable eg. the temperature; the amount of light; the dampness of the 3 different pieces of bread.  Ensure they are well sealed in their plastic bag and make sure everyone in your house knows what you are doing so the bread is not removed!  Use the sheet you had last week to record the percentage of mould that is covering your bread in a table or draw your own table like it.  (I will include it again in the resources.) You may wish to change how often you look at the bread to every two days to have more obvious results!  Make sure you are recording the results regularly!

Art: Using this link, you can follow a lesson and create a fantastic optical illusions with line and clever shading.  Your 2-D sheet of paper will start to come to life with 3-D form:

History: Did you know that there was once a Tudor Palace in Working at the time of King Henry VIII where he would sometimes stay and entertain guests?  You will find today’s lesson all about it in the resources section at the bottom.

Computing: Choose Minecraft Hour of Code on the website below.  Choose Minecraft  Hero's Journey.

Program your hero to achieve a number of challenges.  Extension task: Try to collect the diamond on each challenge by extending the code.


What is syncopation?  Why do composters and musicians love it so much?  What does the cup song have to do with it?  Grab a plastic cup and watch this Mylene Klass session:

In the video, you will start by practising to clap in a syncopated rhythm by clapping off the main beat to the tune ‘If you’re happy and you know it’. If you nod on the main beat it will help you to clap off the main beat. Then add a second action such as tapping on the table. Can you keep a steady, syncopated rhythm going through the song?  

 Your challenge is to make up your own syncopated rhythm using your hands and a cup. Don’t make it too complicated as you will have to repeat the rhythm throughout the song!

French: Use

Check you are on the beginners level (you can change to intermediate if you want more challenge).

Click on ‘sentences’, then click on ‘activity – daily routine’.

Click on ‘full tutorial’ and ‘start the tutorial’.

Work through the 10 sentences.  You can press ‘en’ to convert them to English.

Use the 1-4 lesson options to learn practice the meaning of the sentences.

You can then try going to the ‘games’ section for a whole selection that puts your knowledge to the test!

RE: For RE this week, you will be continuing with your project on: Designing an Airport Multi-Faith and Belief Room. You should have already completed the plan/action plan, designed the logo or some artwork and thought about what special books and items that could be required. Next, create a timetable of activities that could take place during an average week.  Leaders from various belief traditions could lead a time of reflection.  You could create a table on Mircrosft Word perhaps or draw one out on paper using the information on P45.  Try to continue to keep a diary to include the activities you complete, new information you have learned and any ideas that you have to develop the Multi-Faith and Belief Room.


teaches you a dance routine to the song Applause.

Or for a Joe Wick’s workout.


Try the activity in the resources section from Surrey Virtual Surrey School Games.