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Year 6 - miss mcloughlin

Welcome to the Year 6 page for Miss McLoughlin's class.  I hope you are all well and trying to keep to a routine and doing some school work each day.  Remember, you can do the Joe Wicks workout every morning at 9am or whenever you feel like it.  If you are working on a morning, remember to include to include a 15minute break like we do at school. I will try to add new activities and ideas to this page as often as I can.  Remember that we sent your SATs packs and books home with you and you can be working through these.  There maybe a topic that you are really interested in and you could create your own project around this.  It might be a famous person, a period of History, a Science topic or a country.  You could create your own PowerPoint about it, but remember not just to cut and paste from websites.  Read the facts carefully and then present them in your own way.  You could write a story using the famous person as the main character or the period of History as the background to your story.  At school, we don't always have the time to write long stories, so you could have a go at writing a story in chapter form.  

We will be posting work and lesson ideas here, as well as still using the Seesaw app so remember to check that out too! If you complete any work, remember to submit it in the correct folders on Seesaw so we can give you feedback on it. 


If you are beginning to get a little bit bored with being stuck inside for most of the day, why don't you take a look at this website.  It has been produced by the Scouts Association and gives you lots of ideas for great activities you can do either in the house or in your garden.  There are activities based around art, science, English, Maths and much more.  Why don't you have a go.  The website address is or type in The Great Indoors in the search bar and you will find the link.


BBC Biteszize have some fanatastic ideas for lessons you can be doing everyday, these include Maths, English and Science.  In a search engine, type in BBC Bitsize and when you reach the site, click on the box for Y6 and there are lessons for every day.  They explain ideas fully, with video and cartoon clips to help your learning, followed by activities to do.  If any are do difficult, try a lower year group or if you like a challenge, try Y7 work.


Hopefully you all received your learning packs for the next 3 weeks.  I will be putting information related to each week on this page.  Any slide shows that are needed for art and geography, will be put on here each week.  I will also put on copies of the text for English.  At the end of each day, I will put on the answers for each day's Maths - so if you can do 1 sheet a day and do complete them in the order they were in the pack, that would be great.  Don't forget to check out the French and music pages of the Virtual School, to see what Mrs Bryant-King and Madame Blackett have added.


Week Beginning 25th May

This week would normally have been our half term holiday following on from a busy half term, that would have included your SATs.  There isn't a learning pack for this week, as we want you to have a 'holiday' for a week and take a rest from doing school work - which you have all been working so hard at.  Here at just a few suggestions of things you could do, if you wanted to do something different.

Make a Diorama 

A diorama is a scene that you can make to show different settings or can be made from any resources/craft things you have.  They are often made inside a box, such as a shoebox or a cereal box.  You could make one to show a habitat, like a jungle or under the sea.  They could show an event in History, like the Blitz in WW2 or The Great Fire of London.  They could show a scene you know well like our classroom, or watching a football match at the Stadium of Light. You could use any materials you have a hand, as well as paint, colour pencil etc.  Here are a few examples to give you some ideas: 




Websites to Explore 

I know many of you love to use your computers and Ipads, so here are a few webpages that you might like to look at:

The World of David Walliams

Lots of you enjoy reading the books by the author David Walliams, but did you know that he also has a website? There are lots of free activities for you to try which are linked to his books.  The address is 


This website has ideas for computer programming which are free and fun.  The address is

San Diego Zoo

This website is for a zoo in America and allows you to take a virtual trip to the zoo.  You can learn about the animals and also view the webcams to see what the different animals are getting up to.  The address is

Royal Institution

This website has a science theme and has a series of clips for you to choose from with ideas for fun, easy and cheap science experiments for you to try at home.  The address is 


Other Things to Try

You might also want to try:

  • Cooking - there are lots of easy recipes for children on the internet.  Remember though, to get permission from an adult and they will need to help you with sharp knives and using the oven.
  • Sewing - what could you make from a piece of old material?  Could you make a toy, a gift for someone or even something to wear.  Remember to check that nobody wants the material before you begin to cut it up!
  • Be a nature detective - when you are outside see how many things you can spot.  How many different birds can you see?  What insects can you see?  How many different plants and flowers can you spot?  


Week 3 (Week Beginning 18th May 

Art and Geography 

The Geography this week follows on from Weeks 1 and 2.  The sheets you need are in your pack and here is the Slide show for the Geography:

United Kingdom Slide 3

For Art this week, I thought you could imagine that the UK needed a new flag, rather than the Union Jack.  I would like you to design a flag?  Remember the flag has to represent England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.  What images would you put on it?  What colours would you use?  What patterns might you use?  When you have completed that, you could design a flag for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, using the facts that you have learned over the past to inspire your design.



This week the text is about the very famous Brazilian football player Pele. On Monday, read the text carefully and each day complete one of the English activities linked to it.  When writing a newspaper article, a report, leaflet etc, think carefully about the features of each text type.  Below there is a link to a copy of the text in colour (you do have a copy in your pack) and details of the week's written activities - again this is in your pack.

Pele Page 1

Pele Page 2

Pele Page 3

Pele Page 4



The Maths this week involves fractions, percentages, area and perimeter.  It will be very useful if you could do the Maths in the order it is in your pack and do certain sheets each day.  This helps when I put examples on the webpage to help you and when I place the answers on the webpage at the end of each day.  If you finish that day's maths, complete the extra work I will place on the webpage.


Friday 22nd May 

Today's Maths is all about finding area of shapes.  There is one sheet to complete.  Look at the examples below to help you and I will put the answers on later on today:


Answers to Area Questions


Extra Maths Friday 22nd May

Here are some extra questions about finding the area of irregular shapes.  Remember to split the shape into 2 and find the area of each of these and then add them together to find the total area of the shape. I will put the nswers on the webpage later on today:

Answers to Extra Maths Area of Irregular Shapes

Answers to Extra Maths Finding Area


Thursday 21st May

Today's Maths is all about finding the perimeter of shapes.  There is one sheet to complete and it is often helpful to write any missing measurements on the actual shape.  Have a look at the examples below to help you and I will put the answers on the webpage this afternoon:


Answers to Perimeter Questions


Extra Maths Thursday 21st May

Here are some extra questions about finding the perimeter of shapes.  The perimeters here involve irregular shapes, with possibly missing lengths.  Find those first by splitting the shape into 2.  I will put the answers on the webapge later on today:

Extra Maths Finding Perimeters of Irregular Shapes

Answers to Extra Maths Perimeters of Irregular Shapes



Wednesday 20th May 

Today's Maths is about finding percentages of numbers.  There are 2 sheets to complete.  Think about which division calculation to use to find the different percentages.  Look at the examples below to help you:


Answers to Percentage Questions Sheet1

Answers to Percentage Questions Sheet 2


Extra Maths Wednesday 20th

Have  go at these extra finding percentage questions.  I will put the answers on the webpage later on today:

 Extra Maths Finding Percentages

Answers to Extra Maths Finding Percentages


Tuesday 19th May

Today's Maths is about finding fractions of a number.  You need to use your multiplication and division knowledge to help you with this.  Remember to make jottings if it helps you.  Look at the examples below to help you.  When completing the shape part of the worksheet, use the corner of a ruler or a corner of a piece of paper to check if the corners are right angles - don't just guess!



Answers to Maths

Extra Maths Tuesday 19th May

Have a go at this extra sheet.  You have decide which amount you would rather have from a set of 3.  Use your knowledge of finding fractions of numbers to help you.  I will put the answers on the webpage, later on today:

Extra Maths - Would you rather have ...

Extra Maths Answers


Monday 18th May 

Today's Maths is all about multiplying and dividing fractions and are the first 3 sheets in the pack.  We have looked at this in class, but if you can't remember, took a look at the examples below:

Answers to Maths Sheet 1

Answers to Maths Sheet 2

Answers to Maths Sheet 3


Extra Maths Monday 18th May

Have a try at these 3 extra sheets involving multiplying and dividing fractions.  I will put the ansers on the webpage later on Monday afternoon:

Extra Maths Dividing Fractions

Extra Maths Multiplying 2 Fractions

Extra Maths Multiplying Fractions by a Whole Number

Answers to Dividing Fractions

Answers to Multiplying 2 Fractions

Answers to Multiplying Fractions by a Whole Number





Week 2 (Week Beginning 11th May)

Art and Geography

The Art and Geography this week follows on from Week 1.  The sheets you need are in your pack and here are the slide shows to go with each subject:

United Kingdom Slide 2

Street Art Slide 2


This week the text is about Juliane Koepcke, who survived a plane crash and had to survive in the rain forest.  Read the text carefully and then each day complete one of the English activities linked to it.  When writing a newspaper article, a leaflet or a report etc, think carefully about the features of each text.  Below there is a copy of the text in colour (you do have a copy in your pack) and details of the week's written activities - again this is in your pack.

Juliane Koepcke Page 1

Juliane Koepcke Page 2

Juliane Koepcke Page 3

Juliane Koepcke Page 4



The Maths this week is about adding and subtracting fractions.  I will put an example to remind you how to add or subtract with fractions, each day , as well as the day's worksheet.  Remember to make any jottings to help you.  Like last week, I will put on the webpage the answers to each day's maths at the end of the day.  There will also be daily extra Maths, if you complete the maths for that day. 


Friday 15th May

The Maths today looks at using addition and subtraction to complete a number puzzle.  Remember to do working out and look at the example below to help you.  I will put the answers on the webapge tomorrow afternoon.

Answers to Friday's Maths


Extra Maths Friday 15th May 

Have a go at practising converting mixed numbers to improper fractions and improper fractions to mixed numbers.  Look at the example below to help you and the worksheet link is below that.  I will put the answers for the worksheet on the webpage tomorrow afternoon.

Extra Maths Converting Fractions

Answers to Extra Maths Converting Fractions


Thursday 14th May

The Maths today is subtracting mixed numbers.  Take a look at the examples below on how to do this.   Remember we have done this in class and try to do working out or jottings as it will help you:

Answers to Thursday's Maths Sheet 1

Answers to Thursday's Maths Sheet 2


Extra Maths Thursday 14th May

If you have finished today's maths, have a try at these extra questions involving subtracting mixed numbers.  I will place the answers on the webpage tomorrow afternoon:

Subtracting Mixed Numbers

Subtracting Mixed Numbers Answers


Wednesday 13th May 

The Maths today is subtracting fractions.  Take a look at the examples below on how to subtract fractions.  Remember we have already done this in class and you should be doing some kind of working out or jottings.  I will put the answers to today's sheet on the webpage tomorrow afternoon:



Answers to Wednesday's Maths


Extra Maths Wednesday 13th May

If you have finished today's sheet, try these extra questions involving subtracting fractions.  I will put the answers for these on the webpage tomorrow afternoon:

Extra Maths - Subtracting Fractions

Answers to Extra Maths


Tuesday 12th May

The Maths today is adding mixed numbers - so numbers that are whole numbers with a fraction.  Take a look at the examples below on how to add with mixed numbers.  Remember we have done this already in class and you should be doing some kind of working out or jottings to help you.  I will put the answers on this page at the end of the day:

 Answers to Tuesday's Maths

Extra Maths Tuesday 12th May 

If you have finished today's Maths sheet from your pack, have a go at these extra questions about adding mixed numbers.  I will put the answers on this page at the end of the day:

Adding Mixed Numbers

Answers to Adding Mixed Numbers


Monday 11th May

The Maths today is about adding fractions.  Take a look at the examples below on how to add with fractions when the denominators are both the same and different:

Answers To Monday's Maths


Extra Maths  - Monday 11th May

If you have finished the Maths sheet from today that was in your pack, have a try at these extra adding with fraction questions.  I will put the answers on the webpage at the end of the day:

More Addition of Fractions

Answers to Extra Maths


Week One (Week Beginning 4th May)

VE DAY  - Friday 8th May

As you probably know it is the 75th anniversary of when the Second World War ended in Europe and this became known as VE Day.  We learned all about the Second World War when we completed our topic 'Courage and Conflict' in the autumn term.   If we had still been at school, I am sure we would have had a celebration and completed lots of activities about it.  Sadly we are not, so I thought it might be a nice idea for you to complete some activities at home.  You can do as many as you wish.  There will be different programmes on the TV today about VE Day, so you might want to see if you can watch some of them.  Here are the activities I have chosen - just click on the link:

Design a VE medal

Design a VE Day commemorative cup

Write a VE Day diary entry

VE Day writing sheet

VE Day Spitfire Model

VE Day poems to read and reflect

Soldier outline to complete

VE Day comprehension text

VE Day comprehension questions

VE Day bunting

World War 2 Maths Cryptogram Question Sheet

World War 2 Maths Cryptogram Code sheet




The link below shows the work for English for this week.  You can do the activities in any order, but you must make sure you read the text about Joel Kloko first as this is needed to complete the written activities:

English planning for this week

Here is a copy of the text about Joel Kloko, which is in your pack, but you might like to read it in colour:

Joel Kloko Page 1

Joel Kloko Page 2

Joel Kloko Page 3

Joel Kloko Page 4


Each day I will place on the Maths sheets that is in your pack and at the end of the day, I will place the answers:

Answers for Friday's Maths


Maths for Thursday 7th May

Answers for Thursday's Maths


Maths for Wednesday 6th May

Answers for Wednesday's Maths


Maths for Tuesday 5th May

Answers for Tuesday's Maths


Maths for Monday 4th May

Answers for Monday's Maths


Extra Maths  - Thursday 7th May 

If you have completed today's maths, have a go at this sheet about finding a rule for a sequence of numbers.  Remember the rule has to work for each number in a given sequence:

Writing Rules

Writing Rules answers


Extra Maths  - Wednesday 6th May

If you have completed today's Maths, here are some extra sheets about equivalent fractions for you to try.  I will put the answers on the webpage at then end of the day:

Equivalent Fractions Sheet 1

Equivalent Fractions Sheet 2

Answers to Fractions Sheet 1

Answers to Fractions Sheet 2


Extra Maths - Tuesday 5th May

If you have completed today's Maths sheet, have a try at these puzzles.  Remember to solve them in a logical way and make jottings in your book to help you:


Spot the Shape


Extra Maths - Monday 4th May

As some of you have completed the maths for Monday and even for the whole week.  Have a try at this converting sheet for Fractions, Decimals and Percentages.  I will put the answer sheet on the webpage tomorrow morning:

Converting fractions, decimals and percentages


Art and Geography

Here are the slide shows needed for the Art and UK geography activities this week. You don't have to do these today - do them whenever you wish:

Street Art Slide 1

United Kingdom Geography Slide 1



Friday 1st May


In the text about Poorna Malavath, there are prayer flags in the background of the picture.  Can you find out about what prayer flags are.  Why are they used.  Imagine you are writing a letter to a friend to explain what they are.


Complete this summertime addition and subtraction sheet.  Remember to make jottings or use a formal vertical method to help you:

Addition and Subtraction Mosaic

Geography and Maths

Can you find out about the monthly average temperatures on Mount Everest and show this in the form of a graph.  A line graph is probably the best to use.  Don't forget to give your graph a title, give labels to the x axis and the y axis, and think carefully about the number intervals you use on the y axis.

Thursday 30th April


As Poorna Malavath climbed Mount Everest, can you find out as many different facts as you can about it.  Things you could find out, could include:

  • Who was the first person to climb it?
  • What is the climate like at the summit?
  • How tall is it?
  • What is the base camp of Mount Everest?
  • How many people have climbed it?

You could present your work as a PowerPoint or a leaflet.  You could even draw the mountain on paper and place all the facts you discover inside it.



Complete this colour by calculation sheet involving decimals.  Remember if the numbers have different decimal places, use a zero as a place holder:

Colour by Calculation


Lots of people have climbed Mount Everest.  Could you research one of these people and make a poster about their achievements.  Famous climbers include:

  • Edmund Hillary
  • Tenzig Norgay
  • George Mallory
  • Juerg P Marmet

Wednesday 29th April


Using the text from Monday about Poorna Malavath, have a go at writing a newspaper report about her achievements.  Use the information in the text to help you.  Explain in your repport who she is, what she did, where she did it, why she did it and how she did it.  Think about what Poorna might have said and include quotations from her.


Complete these number cross puzzles.  Click on the link:

Cross Puzzle 1

Cross Puzzle 2


The Everest mountain is found in the mountain range of the Himalayas and is found in the two countries of Nepal and China.  What can you find out about these countries?  You might find out about the languages they speak, their population, food they eat, sports they play, national animal and flower, climate etc.  Present the information in anyway you use.

Tuesday 28th April


Still using the text, which you should have read on Monday, can you write a diary entry as though you were Poorna Malavath when she climbed Mount Everest.  Think about what it would be like to climb a mountain.  You could describe how tough it was.  You could describe how cold it was and how that made you feel.  You could imagine that you are caught in a snow blizzard and describe that.  remember a diary entry would use:

  • 1st person
  • Use of emotive language
  • Use of past tense
  • Use of rhetorical questions
  • Expanded noun phrases
  • Range of conjunctions and sentence openers


Can you write a definition for each of these words and give an example:

  • Prime Number
  • Multiple
  • Factor
  • Numerator
  • Denominator
  • Odd number
  • Even Number
  • Negative Number



As Mount Everest is in Nepal, can you find out about the wildlife which lives in Nepal.  You could present this in the form of a poster, fact file, information leaflet.  You could divide it a section on mammals, water creatures, birds etc.   

Monday 27th April


Read the text below about Poorna Malavath from India, who climbed Mount Everest.  When you are reading the text, underline any words you don't know the meaning of or are unsure about and use a dictionary to find the meaning.  Then write a summary about Poorna Malavath:

Page 1

Page 2

Page 3

Page 4



Using the text about Poorna Malavath, reread the section about altitude sickness.  Can you create a poster that shows the dangers of altitude sickness and ways to avoid it.  Use the internet to find other information.

Friday 23rd April


If you were on board a boat, one of the hardest things to learn are the different types of knots.  These are very important for making sure sails work - one of the easiest sails is the reef knot.  I would like you to investigate the different types of knots and produce a leaflet that explains them.  Your leaflet could have the title 'Types of Knots'.  You could then use subheadings for each knot, draw a diagram of each one and explain what it is used for.  When you have finished this, you could have a go at tying these knots.  


Have a go at these further rounding problems:

Rounding Challenges


Find out one of the countries that Laura Dekker visited and create an information booklet about it.  Think about what type of information might be interesting:

  • How many people live there and what languages they speak?
  • Who is the leader of that country?
  • What food do they eat?
  • What are the national animal, sport, tree and flower of that country?
  • What other countries does it share a border with?
  • Which famous people come from there?

Each of these questions could be a page of your booklet.  Think about how you will present your work.

Thursday 22nd April


Laura Dekker sailed around the world alone and would have needed to have kept very safe on her boat and would have followed lots of safety rules.  Can you write a set of rules for keeping safe on a boat.  Think about what you would need to do, what safety equipment would you need to use, what would you need to do if there was an emergency etc.  Remember instructions begin with imperative or bossy verbs, which tell a person what to do.  For example, 'Wear a life jacket at all times'.  You could draw diagrams and label them to show  person how to keep safe. 


Complete these questions about rounding numbers:

Rounding Problems


There are 2 activities you could do.  You could do one of these or both:

1) You could go online and find a photograph of Laura Dekker and draw a portrait of her.

2) Sailing yachts would have sails and these are often have lots of decoration.  You could design a sail of your own.  What colours will you use?  What patterns will you use?  Will the sail have images of things that are important to you.

Wednesday 21st April


Using the text about Laura Dekker from Tuesday, imagine that you are a newspaper reporter and you are going to interview her about being one of the youngest people to sail single-handedly around the world .  What type of questions would you ask and what type of answers do you think she would give.  You might want to know what got her interested in sailing, why she wanted to complete the challenge, what places did she enjoy visiting, what was her best and worst experiences, did she ever get lonely etc. Make sure your questions are open-ended and that you set the interview out correctly, using the correct punctuation:




Complete these further questions about recapping rounding decimal numbers:

Rounding Recap 



Have a look around your house and can you find any recyclabale materials that no one wants - check before you take them.  Can you use these materials to make a model boat which floats.  Maybe sketch out your boast first and think about what materials would be the best to use?  You don't want materials that are too heavy or those that will absorb water too much.  When you have designed and made your boat, test it - did it float?  evalaute your model - what worked well, what didn't work well?


Tuesday 21st April


Read this text about a young woman called Laura Dekker, from New Zealand, who wanted to become the youngest person to circumnavigate the globe single-handedly.  When you have read it, imagine what it would have been like to be her and write a diary entry as Laura.  You could imagine what it would be like to be alone on a boat in the middle of the ocean miles from anywhere or describing the things you could see - a bit like Michael from the book Kensuke's Kingdom:

Dekker Diary


Complete these questions about rounding numbers:

Rounding Recap


Imagine what it would be like to be alone at sea in a storm.  Think about the what you could see, what you could hear and how you might feel.  Can you produce a picture which shows what the storm would be like.  Think about the colours, the size of the waves etc.  will you use lots of colours or only a few colours.  Could you use collage to add texture to your drawing or painting.

Monday 20th April


At school we have been learning about position and direction using a 4-quadrant grid.  Have a go at completing these 2 sheets.  Remember when we read and plot co-ordinates, the first digit refers to the x axis (horizontal) and the second digit refers to the y axis (vertical).  First use this PowerPoint to help you:

Grids and co-ordinates Powerpoint

Co-ordinates Grid

Blank Co-ordinate grid


Before school ended we had been doing a lot of work on spellings, especially prefixes and suffixes.  Some of the suffixes we looked at where 'ible' and 'able'.  I thought you could do a little more practice of using these.  Remember 'able' tends to be added when the root word is a word on its on own like laughable.  When 'ible' tends to be added to the root word when it isn't a whole word, like invisible.  Have a try at these activities:

Ible and Able Sheet 1

Ible and Able Sheet 2



I thought it might be a nice idea to do a mini-project all about Africa.  To begin with we are going to look at the countries that make up the continent of Africa.  To help you could use an atlas or an online atlas.  Use the PowerPoint to give you some background information first and then complete the map of Africa by adding on the countries.  There are clues cards to help you.

Exploring Africa Slides

Map of Africa

Clue Cards About Africa


Friday 17th April

Here are the answer from Thursday's Maths activity:

Answers to Word Problems Thursday


Have a go at completing these calculations which use the 4 operations (add, subtract, multiply and divide) either mentally, making jottings or using a formal written method.  Click below for the sheets.  I will put the answer sheet on the webpage at the end of Friday:

4 Operations Sheet 1

4 Operations Sheet 2


I know that you all like watching films, so why not have a try at writing a film review.  Remember a review would tell the reader what the film is about, but without giving away too much of the story and most definitely not the ending.  You might mention who the actors are in the film, what the special effects are like, who might enjoy watching the film and why.

Film Review Writing Paper


When we are drawing it is important that we show detail, especially if we are drawing an object or a person that is in front of us.  Have a try at this duplication activity.  You could also add colour if you wish and then use the technique to draw something of your own:

Art Duplication


Thursday 16th April


Complete these word problems.  Remember to read the question carefully, decide which operation the question needs and then the method needed to solve it.  I will put the answer sheet on the webpage on Friday.  

Word Problems 1

World Problem 2




Have a go at this writing activity about being a crew member onboard the Titanic - the famous ship that hit an iceberg. You have to write a diary entry, so you would need to include these features:

  • Write in first person
  • Use emotive language
  • Write in past tense
  • Use chronological order
  • Use a range of sentence openers
  • Use a expanded noun phrases to add description
  • Use rhetorical questions

If you want you could plan out your writing first and even look online for images of the Titanic and icebergs.  Click on the link below for the writing sheet:  

The Titanic Diary Entry



All living things can be organised into different groups.  From the sheet choose a habitat and using the internet find plants and animals that live there and record them down.  Can you then research which group of living things they belong to.  An extension activity could be that you choose one of the plants or animals and make a fact file about it.  This could be in booklet form, leaflet form or even a poster:

Classifying Organisms


Wednesday 15th April


Complete this sheet about ordering numbers in ascending and descending order.  Use your knowledge of place value to help you.  Click below for the sheet:

Ordering Numbers


One of the things that we often get wrong when we are busy writing is our spellings.  Complete the activity sheet below.  If the incorrect word is given, can you rewrite it correctly?  Can you find the incorrect spelling and then rewrite it.  For an extension activity, can you put the word - spelt correctly- into sentences of your own to show that she understand the meaning of it.

Correct the spellings sheet


We live in the continent of Europe alongside many other countries.  Can you complete the map below by matching the country outline to its name?  For an extension activity, find the capital city for each country and one interesting fact about it.  To complete the map either use an atlas or an online atlas.  Click below to get the map.

The Countries of Europe

Tuesday 14th April 


Have a go at this percentage code breaker sheet.  Calculate the percentage to find the letter that matches it and if you have done this correctly, a joke should be revealed in the table.  Remember to use your division knowledge to help you to solve percentages:

  • To find 50%, you divide by 2
  • To find 25%, you divide by 4
  • To find 10%, you divide by 10
  • To find 5%, you need to fond 10% and then find half of that answer

To find 75%, find 25% and then multiply that answer by 3Click on the link below for the percentage puzzle:

Percentage Code Breaker


Have a go at writing this story called 'Classroom Conundrum'.  A conundrum is a type of puzzle or problem.  What puzzles are problems might there be in the classroom.  Have a think about your story, box up your ideas first and then have a go at writing it.  Try and use all of the features you have been taught in school: exciting vocabulary, fronted adverbials, range of sentence types, range of joining words, commas, dashes etc.  click on the link below for the story sheet:

A Classroom Conundrum


Use an atlas or an online atlas to look the continents of the world and the major oceans.  Then for each continent, pick a country and research 3 facts about it.  You could find out what its capital city is, how many people live there, what languages they speak there etc.  Click on the link below for the sheet:

Continents of the World

Friday 10th April and Monday 13th April

As this weekend is a holiday weekend, I have not set any work for these 2 days.  Instead, I want you to have a great day with your family and enjoy eating lots of Easter chocolate.

Here are the answer sheets for the work I set on Thursday - just click on the link:

Easter reading comprehension answers

Thursday 9th April

Have a go at this reading comprehension activity about Easter.  I will put the answers on this page on Friday, so you can check your answers.  Remember to underline any key words/information and words that you don't know the meaning of and to read the questions carefully.  Click on the link below for the reading comprehension sheet:

 Easter reading comprehension


Complete these arithmetic questions.  Remember to do any working out if needed; make sure you write numbers down correctly; check that you are doing the correct operation (add, subtraction, multiply or divide), if the calculation uses a decimal point - put that in a box on its own and use zero as a place holder if necessary.  Don't worry if there are some you can't do, just have a try.  I will put the answers on this page on Friday.  Click below to get the arithmetic questions:

Arithmetic Paper 


Download one of these Easter baskets, decorate and put together and fill with Easter goodies for a family member.  Click below for the link:

Easter Baskets

Wednesday 8th April


Write a conservation between these two Easter bunnies.  What might they be talking about?  Do they like Easter?  Who might they belong to?  How did they end up sitting in Easter eggs?  Remember that when we write a conservation between two characters, we need to:

  • Put a new speaker on a new line.
  • Put inverted commas (speech marks) around what is actually being said.
  • We use a comma to separate speech from non-speech.
  • Remember to use capital letters, full stops, exclamation marks, question marks and other punctuation where it is needed



Have a try at these Maths puzzles.  Pick the ones that you would like to have a try at.  Remember to do working out if needed, this could just be jottings or notes.  Try to work in a logical way, so you get all the possible answers.  Click on the link below for the booklet:


Maths puzzles

Afternoon Activities

Have a go at this Easter Challenge sheet.  For each letter that goes down the side of the sheet can you find a word that begins with that letter for the categories along the top.  How many boxes can you fill in?  Remember you can only use a word once.  When you have completed this, can you create your own version for a member of your family to solve - it doesn't have to have an Easter theme.  Click on the link below for the challenge:

Easter Word Challenge


Tuesday 7th April 


We have all read traditional tales such as 'The Three Little Pigs' or 'Cinderella' and we know the stories really well.  However, lots of authors write their own versions of these where the baddie in the story becomes the hero or events are slightly different.  You may have read the version of The Three Little Pigs were the wolf isn't trying to blow the houses down, but only wants to borrow a cup of sugar or 'Cinderfella', where the main character is a boy and not a girl.  Can you have a go at writing your own version of a traditional tale or a fairy tale where there is a twist to the story?  


Have a go at completing this multiplication Easter mosaic.  If you are able you could print out the sheet by clicking on the link below:

Easter Mosaic Sheet


It is often difficult to draw an image to make it larger, but also to make sure all the features of the original drawing are included and are the same shape.  Have a go at this Easter Enlargement activity.  Click on the link below to find the sheet:

Easter Enlargement 

Monday 6th April 

This week should have been the first week of our Easter holidays and I hope that you are going to still try and enjoy this time, even though it is very different from previous holidays.  During the next 2 weeks, I will still be putting activities on this webpage for you to try. 

Have a try at this Easter wordsearch.  Just click on the link below:

Easter Wordsearch


When you were younger, you would have read lots of traditional tales like: Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood and Cinderella.  Choose any traditional tale or fairy story and see if you can write it in only 50 words - these are called mini sagas.  Remember, the story still has to make sense and has the key points.  If you mange that, try writing a 50 word story based on a modern story or write a story of your own.


Play Bingo with your siblings or parents and carers.  Write down 9 numbers between 1 and 50 or numbers of your choice and ask maths questions.  These could include multiplication facts, facts about multiples and factors, time questions.  


If we were still in school, we would have been learning all about the Easter story and especially Good Friday.  Either use a printed copy of the Easter story or look for a version online and retell it in the form of a story board.  Take a piece of paper and fold it into about 8 sections or draw 8 boxes and retell the story using pictures and words.  You could even make it look a page from a graphic novel or comic book.


Design an Easter card.  Put anything you like on the front - draw an egg shape and divide into sections and colour each one in and use collage materials to fill in each section.  Can you remember our Christmas card?  We made an outline of a tree from a card and rolled up  small strips of paper tightly around a cocktail stick and placed them in the inside of the tree.  You could do this for an Easter card - instead of a tree outline, it could be the outline of an egg. 

Friday 3rd April 2020


Use a dictionary or an online dictionary to find the meaning of these words and then write an interesting sentence for each word.  The spellings for today are:

  • amateur
  • foreign
  • hindrance
  • opportunity
  • twelfth
  • signature



As today would have been our last day before the Easter holidays, we probably would have written something with an Easter theme.  I would like to see if you can write an acrostic poem about Easter.  An acrostic poem is when a word is spelt vertically and each line of the poem begins with that letter, for example:







Before you write the poem, jot down as many words as you can think of to do with Eastertime and choose one of those words for your poem.  Remember a poem doesn't have to rhyme.


Knowing our multiplication tables is very important as they help us in many areas of maths.  Ask a parent or carer if they will ask you a range of multiplication facts and see how many you can answer and how quickly.  Or ask them to give you an answer to a multiplication fact and can you write down the fact or facts to go with it.  For example, if I was given the number 24, I could write the facts 12 x 2 or 6 x 4 or 8x 3.


If we were still in school, we would have had the Easter Egg Competition, so why don't you make an egg at home.  You could first design your egg, gather materials to make it and then make it.  Reemember to ask an adult to hard boil an egg for you.  If you have brothers and sisters at home, get them to make an egg and have a mini competiton at home or get your adults to join in the compettion.  Have fun!

Thursday 2nd April 2020


Each day I will put 6 spellings on our webpage, from the Y5/6 spelling list.  I would like you to use a dictionary or an online dictionary and find out the meaning of the words and then put each word into an interesting sentence.  Remember to think carefully about use of capital letters, full stops, exclamation marks and question marks.  Can you include colons and semi-colons in your sentences?  Can you use commas, brackets and dashes to show parenthesis (extra information). Todays words are:

  • appreciate
  • convenience
  • familiar
  • immediately
  • privilege
  • restaurant


Below is a story opener and I would like you to complete it.  You may want to plan your story out first by using a boxing up grid.  Think about the structure of your story - will it have a twist?  Use a wind range of vocabulary, punctuation and sentence structures.  Remember when we want to add tension or suspense to a story we use short sentences.  Use a range of fronted adverbials and if you use speech, remember each time a new person speaks you begin a new line.  Also use inverted commas (speech marks) around what is actually being said.  The story opener is:

"It was only then that I realised that things were not quite as they seemed". 

Remember your handwriting is still important so form letters carefully and make all small letters the same size and ascenders and descenders the same length.   Here is a copy of our handwriting school to remind you and to help you.  



It is important to keep practising the methods you have been taught for the 4 operations, especially those for multiplication and division.  Have a try at these calculations.  


356 x 7     897 x 8     477 x 6     345 x 25     693 x 42     1378 x 38     2121 x 76

Remember when we are multiplying by a 2-digit number.  We multiply by the Ones digit first and then by the tens digit, but don't forget to put a zero in the Ones column.


265 ÷ 4     3897 ÷ 8      1687 ÷ 5       489 ÷ 15       896 ÷ 23        4979 ÷ 47       6565 ÷ 36

Remember, when we divide by a single digit it is short division and when we multiply by a 2-digit number it is long division.  Remember, when we complete long division, we need to count on to at least 9 times of the number we are dividing by.  For example, if we were dividing by 12, we need to count on in 12s:  12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, 84, 96, 108



When you have finished your story design a book cover for it.  What image would you have on the front?  Which lettering style would you use?  What would you write for the book blurb on the back?  Remember a book blurb has to interest the reader, but not tell them what the story is really about.  Fold a piece of paper in half to make a small booklet so you have both a front and a back cover.  



Every week, White Rose maths are uploaded lessons for you to complete. The first set are all about using ratio and the language to use when working with ratio. The activity sheets are like the ones we use in our maths lessons; they start nice and easy and then get a little trickier. If you can't print them out, take a screen shot on your tablet and annotate over the top of them - again, you can upload them to Seesaw. There is a folder called Learning at home tasks.

We have also made some activity sheets which are linked below, which will help you with some of the concepts that we have already gone over. They have tips and activities for you to complete. We will add more as the weeks go on. You can revisit any of the activities as many times as you need to. They will help you with all areas of maths when we do go back to school.


The timetable suggested a daily writing activity using Pobble365. Below is an example of the activities and how to write an example. 

Seems as you all worked so hard in the build up to SATs (yes, you can cheer that they're cancelled), I'm sure you're all missing the grammar work we have been doing. If you click on the links below, there are grammar tasks and writing tasks to choose from. They don't have to be super speedy tasks: You can take your time, enjoy writing without as many rules, and create a wonderful piece of writing to share with the rest of the class. Good grammar is essential in life, not just SATs. 

Apps and Games to play

Below is a reminder of all of the websites you have access to. These are the best ways to stay on top of basic skills such as reading, spelling, times tables and mental calculations. We recommend using each one every day.

Yoga and mindfulness 

You all loved taking part in the cosmic kids Yoga during Health Week last year. As this is a time where things are very different, you need to look after yourselves. I would recommend doing one of the yoga sessions each week. It will keep you fit and keep your mind healthy!

Create a Rainbow

Many of you will have seen rainbows appearing in windows near where you live, but did you know why?  The rainbows are being made by children to connect with each other during our isolations.  They are also to show support for the thousands of people who are working hard to keep us safe and those who are keeping the country going.  These include the amazing NHS, shop workers, carers and all the people who are keeping isolated and following the rules of social distancing to keep us safe.  Why don't you have a go at painting, colouring and making a collage rainbow and display it.  When you are out for a daily walk, see how many you can spot.  On one of my walks I spotted 5 and they really cheered me up.  Take a look at the Newsround website, to see what other children have done.


Websites For You To Try

As well as completing the work we have set you, there are lots of fantastic websites you could visit to learn lots of new things.  Many of the websites have activities to complete on line or you could use the information you learn to complete your own project.  You could design and make your own information book, poster, leaflet, PowerPoint (if you have access to it), artwork etc.

Natural History Museum   This website is from the National History Museum in London and there are a range of activities for you to complete.  You can learn about lots of information about living things and dinosaurs.

Get Body Smart   This website allows you explore the body and what the different parts of our body do.  You could draw and label a skeleton or the parts of the heart.

Science Museum   This website, from the Science Museum in London, allows you learn about things connected to science.  There are virtual tours you can take, ideas for experiments for you to do and videos to watch.

STEM      This website has lots of STEM activities for you to do.  STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.  

Road Safety       A website with activities about being safe when using the roads.

Poetry Zone   This website has ideas for writing your own poems, as well as poems to read and listen to.

Book Trust    This website has lots of ideas ad activities linked to reading.  It may inspire you to write your own story.

DK Find Out   This website has videos, quizzes and facts about space, history and science.  Take a look you are bound to learn something new.  


Things You Should Be Able To Do You  Before You Begin Secondary School

How many of these things can you do?  Which can't you do?  How many can you learn?

1) Tie your own shoelaces

2) Read the time on an analogue clock and on a digital clock

3) Know the number of days in each month

4) Know the names of all the continents and the major world oceans.

5) Know the counties which make up the UK and their capital cities.