Year 6 Homework
Please find your child's Home Learning homework below - use the instructions in the books sent home to access the websites. You do not need to print any sheets as your child can write the answers into their homework book or complete work online. Remember these activities will be updated daily.
Additionally, you will find our recommended home learning timetable helpful to create a learning routine and don't forget to use the healthy living page to support you.
Please contact Ms Gordon or Miss Evans, your child's class teachers, via firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries.
Friday 17th July
Have a wonderful summer and we know you'll be a success in your new schools.
WEDNESDAY 15TH JULY
How is your participation in our virtual sports day going? How many pictures/videos have you posted in? Come on there is still time! Is your class going to win? GOOD LUCK!
Have a go at making your own table football game. Click on the links.
Or maybe Coffee Filter Butterflies
Use your KS2 maths knowledge to defeat evil beast and reclaim the Kingdom of Mathematica. Complete the game.
tuesday 14th July
Year 6, it is your final week of primary school! We are really looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday.
Today’s activity: Make a time capsule. You are going to hide this and look at it again in the future.
1. Find a piece of plain paper and a dry, empty bottle.
2. At the top of the paper, in large letters, write your name and age, and today’s date. Colour or decorate this.
3. Write the subheading ‘Best friends’ and write your favourite friends names underneath.
4. Write the subheading ‘What I like’ and write your favourite foods, books, films and activities underneath.
5. Write the subheading ‘Primary best bits’. Underneath, write your top five memories from primary school.
6. Write the subheading ‘My thoughts about secondary school’. Write down five things you are expecting year 7 will be like.
7. If possible, find a recent photo of yourself.
Now, roll up your paper (and photo) and put it in the bottle. It might be a good idea to make a label for this. You can then bury the bottle somewhere secret or hide it in your home. When you find it in the future, it will be interesting to see how much you have changed.
MONDAY 13TH JULY
The magic of science makes these recycled plastic flowers beautiful. It's a great STEM / STEAM project for kids. Perfect for classroom auction projects, class art projects, Mother's Day gifts, and more.
Play as Lava, Geo, River or Sky, join the Earth Squad and explore our planet’s habitats. Work your way from Rookie to Pro on each of the game’s habitats: the vibrant rainforest, the busy city and the wild savannah.
Get ready to complete the missions set by the Squad Captain, voiced by Michaela Strachan. You'll need to use your knowledge of the living world as you collect data and master your knowledge on plants, animals and the human body.
Unlock challenge badges, catch vine and swing ropes, boost your star score and earn your Earth Squad Pro outfit with this platform game.
More information in this week's newsletter.
Friday 10th july
Thursday 9th july
Wednesday 8th july
tuesday 7th july
Still reflecting on our last 6 lessons
Reflect on our last 6 RE Lessons.
Design a prayer card to someone who is ill, maybe someone on the parish sick list. Include a scripture verse and a short prayer.
monday 6th july
Maths - Click here to watch the lesson ' Vertically opposite angles' Summer term, week 11 lesson 1), then do the worksheet below.
friday 3rd july
Lourdes is in the south of France. It is an important place of pilgrimage for sick people. It all began when a poor young girl called Bernadette Soubirous, had a vision of Our Lady (her story is in More Friends of Jesus).
Our Lady appeared to Bernadette 18 times, standing on a rock above a dirty old grotto (cave), where pigs used to shelter. At first people thought Bernadette was mad, but she persisted and did as Our Lady asked her. Often, she would pray the Rosary as she gazed at the figure. She did not know it was Our Lady at first. During the thirteenth time Our Lady appeared, she told Bernadette: “Go, tell the priests to come here in procession and build a chapel here.”
Another time, Our Lady told Bernadette to drink at the spring. There was no spring there, but Bernadette scrapped at the earth with her bare hands and, after a few tries, clear, clean water appeared. Later on, other people heard about it and a girl called Catherine, who had a paralysed arm, came and touched the rock and her arm was healed. After that, many people began to visit the grotto and eventually a number of churches were built to accommodate the pilgrims who came to pray.
Today 6 million people come to Lourdes every year from all over the world. Very many sick people come, some wanting a physical cure, but above all, a spiritual healing and to return and face life with an inner peace. There are five special signs at Lourdes:
- The water: many people who go to Lourdes bathe in special baths in the water from the spring.
- The rock of the grotto: pilgrims like to touch the rock of the grotto where Our Lady stood.
- Light: at night, there is a candlelight procession and all day there are candles burning in front of the grotto, reminding people of the light of Christ.
- The crowds are huge, coming from every race and nation, young and old, sick and healthy. Lourdes is a true experience of the Church, a gathering together of all the scattered children of God.
- The sick are given a special blessing every afternoon. It gives them comfort and their helpers also gain from the experience of being with the sick and serving them as Christ cared for the sick when he was on earth.
HCPT- The Pilgrimage Trust is an organisation which enables those who may need help, especially children and adults with disabilities, learning difficulties and social and emotional needs, to experience a pilgrimage to Lourdes. Every year they organise trips to Lourdes for over 7000 people.
SOME KEY QUESTIONS
- Q What do you think of the way Bernadette acted ?
- Q Why do you think people go to Lourdes?
- Q Would you like to go and why?
- Q What do you think you might do in Lourdes?
- Q Which of the five signs appeals to you most and why?
Research some information about Lourdes and design a poster for a school or parish trip to Lourdes and explain why it would be good to go, what the experience would be like and how it might shape your life.
Maths - Click here to watch Lesson 5 'Friday Maths Challenge' (Summer Term - Week 10 - Lesson 5). Click the + icon on the Week 10 bar then click the video to play. Finally click 'Get the activity' to access the task.
thursday 2nd july
When a person is near to death, there are three Sacraments which they may wish to receive: The Sacrament of Reconciliation, the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick and Holy Communion. If possible, these Sacraments will be celebrated separately, but sometimes there isn’t time because the person is very, very ill and possibly dying. When the priest enters the room where the sick person is, he will greet them with the words:
“The grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ and love of God and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.”
Those present will reply: “And with your spirit.”
The priest then sprinkles the sick person with holy water, reminding them of their baptism. At this point, if possible, the sick person will confess their sins and receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Sometimes the person is too ill to make their Confession, however they still receive forgiveness and there will be a Penitential Rite like the one at the beginning of Mass.
This is followed by a short scripture reading. The Anointing of the Sick is the same as when it happens during Mass: the priest lays his hands on the head of the sick person and anoints their head and hands. The priest gives the person Holy Communion. (Sometimes the person is too ill to receive Communion). the final prayer is also the same.
These three sacraments prepare the person who receives them for their final journey to God and marks the end of their pilgrimage of life on earth. They provide spiritual healing, giving the person strength, peace, courage and forgiveness of their sins. They will know that Jesus Christ is very near to them. It does sometimes happen that the person regains their health and continues on with their life on earth.
SOME KEY QUESTIONS
- Q How do you think the sick person feels at this time and what about their family and friends?
- Q How do you think each of these three sacraments helps the person who is ill?
- Q God is always very close, but why especially at this time?
- Q How do you think you would feel if you were very ill?What do you think would help you?
- Q What kind of healing might happen to the person who receives these sacraments?
Create a guide for someone who is unfamiliar with the Anointing of the Sick and has a sick person at home who needs to receive this Sacrament. Describe and show understanding of the meaning and purpose of the three Sacraments the sick person is likely to receive. Include a prayer of your own composition at the end.
Maths - Click here to watch the lesson ' Ratio and proportion problems' Summer term, week 10 lesson 4), then do the worksheet below.
wednesday 1st july
Maths - Click here to watch the lesson ' Using scale factors' Summer term, week 10 lesson 3), then do the worksheet below.
tuesday 30th june
monday 29th june
The Church names two Sacraments as Sacraments of Healing; the Sacrament of Reconciliation and of the Anointing of the Sick. They are not healing in the sense of making a person physically better, but spiritual healing, or helping them feel closer to God and better in themselves.
In some parishes there may be an Anointing of the Sick at a special Mass for people of the parish who have need of the Sacrament. Family and friends, as well as members of the parish family, will be there supporting those who are sick and praying for them.If it is possible, ask your local priest to come and talk to the children about the Sacrament and bring the holy oil with him. Use the key questions below and prepare some of your own which explore the meaning and purpose of the Sacrament.
After the Liturgy of the Word, there is a special prayer called a litany. Let us pray to God for our brothers and sisters and for all those who devote themselves to caring for them. Bless N. and N. and fill them with new hope and strength: Lord have mercy. Response: Lord have mercy. Relieve their pain: Lord have mercy. Response: Lord have mercy. Sustain all the sick with your power: Lord have mercy. Response: Lord have mercy. Assist all who care for the sick: Lord have mercy. Response: Lord have mercy. Give life and health to our brothers and sisters on whom we lay our hands in your name: Lord have mercy. Response: Lord have mercy.
ANOINTING The priest lays his hands on the head of each sick person. He anoints the forehead of each sick person saying: “Through this anointing may the Lord in his love and mercy help you with the grace of the Holy Spirit. Amen.” He anoints the hands of each sick person saying, “May the Lord who frees you from sin save you and raise you up. Amen.”
FINAL PRAYER FOR ALL THOSE WHO ARE SICK Father in heaven, through this holy anointing, grant our brothers and sisters comfort in their suffering. When they are afraid, give them courage, when afflicted, give them patience, when dejected, afford them hope, and when alone, assure them of the support of your holy people. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Response: Amen
- Q In what way does the Anointing of the Sick heal a person?
- Q What is important about a person being anointed at a gathering of the parish family?
- Q Why do you think the hands and forehead of the person are anointed?
- Q What words of comfort and hope did you notice in the prayers?
Write a diary entry, imagining you were one of the people being anointed. Describe your experience and understanding of the Sacrament, how you feel and what effect you hope it will have on your life.
Maths - Click here to watch the lesson 'introducing the ratio symbol' Summer term, week 10 lesson 1), then do the worksheet below.
friday 26th june
thursday 25th june
Illness and suffering are not easy to cope with. They make a person feel powerless and realise their limitations. When a person is very sick, they are not able to do what they normally do. They may not be able to work or to enjoy life as they used to. Often it is an occasion when people have time to reflect on what is important to them in life. It is often a time when people think about God and pray more. Christians remember the suffering of Jesus. When Jesus sent out his disciples to preach the Good News they;
“…anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them.” Mark 6: 13
Recall how the Good Samaritan anointed the wounds of the man who had been mugged and used oil to clean and heal them.The person who is very ill welcomes the prayers and kindness of those who visit them. James’ letter has many practical suggestions which include reference to anointing of the sick.
Are any of you ill? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.”Based on James 5: 14-15
The anointing with oil is a symbol of healing and is used in the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick.
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is a sacrament for anyone who is seriously ill. It is a sacrament that is commonly given a number of times during an illness, sometimes because the person becomes more ill, or because the sick person would benefit from the strength and comfort the Sacrament gives them. The Sacrament of Anointing ‘is meant to lead the person to healing of the soul but also of the body if such is God’s will.’ (Catechism Catholic Church 1520)Through the Sacrament the Holy Spirit helps to calm the worry, anxiety and discouragement the sick person may experience.
SOME KEY QUESTIONS
- Q Why do you think oil is used in healing?
- Q What other sacraments include anointing with oil? (there are three others Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Orders.)
- Q How do you think the sick person feels when they know someone is praying for them?
- Q What do you think James means when he says:‘the Lord will raise him up’?
Using the scripture from James’ letter, explain how you think they would encourage and give hope to a sick person. Give reasons for your choices using other scripture readings if you can.
Maths - Click here to watch the lesson 'Area of a parallelogram' (Summer term, week 9 lesson 3), then do the worksheet below.
wednesday 24th june
Christians are called to care for others, especially for those most in need. Jesus explains this very clearly in a parable he told. A parable is a story which conveys an important meaning or more than one meaning. In this story from Luke’s Gospel, a lawyer was trying to catch Jesus out with questions. The final one was, ‘Who is my neighbour?’ Jesus answers this with a story, but the story also has another meaning. It shows the care and compassion with which we should treat each other. Notice the care and concern the Samaritan showed to the man who had been mugged.
A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving him half-dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.
But a Samaritan while travelling came near him; and when he saw him, he was moved with pity. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, having poured oil and wine on them. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said, “Take care of him; and when I come back, I will repay you whatever more you spend.”
“Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbour to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”
Based on Luke 10: 30-37
SOME KEY QUESTIONS
- Q Why do you think the Samaritan acted as he did?
- Q How do you think the man who was mugged felt?
- Q What showed that the Samaritan was doing more than his mere duty towards another person?
- Q What does this parable have to say to us today?
- Q What do you think ‘mercy’ means?
- Q Good deeds are often called ‘acts of mercy’. Why do you think that is?
Maths - Click here to watch the lesson 'Area of a triangle' (Summer term, week 9 lesson 2), then do the worksheet below.
tuesday 23rd june
Maths - Click here to watch the lesson 'Area and perimeter' (Summer term, week 9, lesson 1), then do the worksheet below.
monday 22nd june
Today, Monday 22nd June, is Windrush Day it is a time to offer our gratitude and respect to the people of Windrush. It is also a time to recognise the challenges and inequalities they faced as they came to help rebuild England.
Please share with us photos of your Windrush home learning or other activities that you complete that day or during the week. We would really like to celebrate them in our newsletter.
Below is the song we will be singing together at 10:27am as one, to celebrate the Windrush Generation with a special version of the universally loved song " You Can Get It If You Really Want" - in their honour. Our whole school will be singing with you. The time of 10:27 am represents the arrival of 1, 027 people on the original Empire Windrush.
friday 19th june
thursday 18th june
Maths - Click here to watch the lesson 'Miles and kilometres' (Summer term, week 8, lesson 4), then do the worksheet below.
wednesday 17th june
As Jesus was coming near Jericho, there was a blind man sitting by the road, begging. When he heard the crowd passing by, he asked, “What is this?”
“Jesus of Nazareth is passing by”, they told him.
He cried out, “Jesus! Son of David! Have mercy on me!” The people in front scolded him and told him to be quiet. But he shouted even more loudly, “Son of David! Have mercy on me!”
So Jesus stopped and ordered the blind man to be brought to him. When he came near, Jesus asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?”
“Sir”, he answered, “I want to see again.” Jesus said to him, “Then see! Your faith has made you well.” At once he was able to see, and he followed Jesus, giving
thanks to God. When the crowd saw it, they all praised God.
Luke 18: 35-43
- Q Why do you think Jesus was so concerned with the sick and needy?
- Q Why do you think the people scolded the blind man?
- Q How do you think the blind man felt?
- Q What do you think was the significance of the title the blind man gave to Jesus, ‘Jesus! Son of David!’What did it show about his faith?
- Q What was Jesus’ attitude to the blind man?
- Q What do you think Jesus meant when he said, ‘Your faith has made you well’?
- Q What do you think of the attitude of the people once they saw Jesus’ healing power?
- Q How do you think the blind man felt when he could see?
- Write a report for the Jericho Times about the incident and explain who people believe Jesus is and what ideas and experiences people have of him. Link it to other scriptural texts if you can and include quotes from bystanders about how it has affected their faith.
tuesday 16th june
Maths - Click here to watch the lesson 'Find pairs of values' (Summer term, week 8, lesson 2), then do the worksheet below.
monday 15th June
English (reading) - Read and ask questions about 'The Man in the Mask' on Literacy Planet.
Children, as well as adults, can become sick and have need of care. Sister Frances Dominica, a Church of England nursing nun, first thought of a children’s hospice through her work caring for a young girl named Helen, who lived at home with her family but needed 24 hour care. She founded Helen House, the world’s first children’s hospice,which opened in November 1982. A hospice is a place rather like a home for those who are very seriously ill and likely to die.
It is natural that the parents of a much-loved but very ill child would want to care for them at home, but caring for your child every day and night, as well as looking after the rest of your family and earning a living, can be exhausting.Helen’s family’s experience highlighted the need for care and support for children with life-shortening conditions and for their family. Helen House was set up to help families cope by providing occasional respite care, modelled on that provided in the family home – personalised and tailored to individual needs.The hospice was designed to be as much like an ordinary home as possible. It had eight children’s bedrooms, as well as rooms for parents to stay. The hospice is about making the most of life, whatever the circumstances. Thirty years on, there are now two hospice houses. Helen House is for children from birth up to 18 years old, and Douglas House for young adults. The two hospice houses offer specialist care and pain management, short breaks and end-of-life care, as well as counselling and practical support for the whole family.
Jane came to Helen House in 2003 with her 9 year old son Sebastian, who was battling with cancer. Helen House cared for us; it made us feel very safe. It gave us the chance to do what we wanted to do for our son, the way that we wanted to do it. There was so much love and support. We have much cherished memories.
Helen House stayed in touch with us and we became part of a Helen House group of families and we continue to support one another.
- Write a job description for a carer or volunteer in a hospice. What qualities do you think are needed to look after someone who is sick? What beliefs and values would be important? What could they offer, etc?
Maths - Click here to watch the lesson 'Solve two step equations' (Summer term, week 8, lesson 1), then do the worksheet below.
FRIDAY 12TH JUNE
Maths - Click here to watch Lesson 5 'Friday Maths Challenge' (Summer Term - Week 7 - Lesson 5). Click the + icon on the Week 7 bar then click the video to play. Finally click 'Get the activity' to access the task.
Thursday 11th june
RE - The Church names two Sacraments as Sacraments of Healing; the Sacrament of Reconciliation and of the Anointing of the Sick. They are not healing in the sense of making a person physically better, but spiritual healing, or helping them feel closer to God and better in themselves. Read Church’s Story 3 pages 70-71 and consider the actions, words and symbols. Task: Write and decorate a prayer for relatives of the sick OR write about someone you know who received a Sacrament of Healing.
Maths - Click here to watch the lesson 'Solve simple one-step equations' (Summer term, week 7, lesson 4), then do the worksheet below.
wednESDAY 10TH JUNE
Maths - Click here to watch the lesson 'Substitution' (Summer term, week 7, lesson 3), then do the worksheet below.
PE- complete a daily mile, dance routine or Joe Wicks PE class every morning.
Times tables -Play Hit the Button or TT Rockstars.
Tuesday 9th june
Maths - Click here to watch the lesson 'Forming expressions' (White Rose Maths, Home learning, year 6, Summer term Week 7). Find the worksheet below.
Monday 8th june
Hello Year 6, we hope you had a great weekend.
Humanities - World Ocean Day - click here to find the lesson.
Maths - Click here to watch the lesson 'Find a rule' (White Rose maths, Home learning Year 6, Summer term Week 7). Find the worksheet below.
RE - Continuing to think about healing, we look at the use of oils today. Can you remember how St Mary Magdalene anointed Jesus with oil? Oils were precious and expensive, so putting them on someone's body showed care. Also, oil is symbolic of the Holy Spirit within us. Oils may have been used to heal the sick, to give health benefits or to show someone respect, care and love.
Oil was used as an offering to God, in part because oil was required to keep the lamp continuously burning inside the temple. The continuously burning lamp inside the tabernacle represented the Spirit of God continuously dwelling among His people.
When Jesus' Disciples were performing their ministry, they used oils to heal. Read the biblical text below, then either:
A) Find other references to oil within the Bible and find a link between them OR
B) Think of at least 5 uses for oil today, including at least one type that is used to keep us healthy. How is oil important in our lives? Do you think that oil has as much significance today as it did in Biblical Times?
Music - If you have sound, play this game to compose your own music.
PE- complete a daily mile, dance routine or Joe Wicks PE class every morning.
Times tables -Play Hit the Button or TT Rockstars.
friday 5th june
Maths - Click here for the Friday Maths Challenge (Summer term Week 6 - Friday). Click the + icon on the Summer term week 6 bar, then click 'Get the Activity' to access the task.
English (reading) - 'The Burnt Tree that Saved Lives' (Literacy Planet)
thursday 4th june
Maths - Click here to watch the lesson 'Percentages of Amounts' (Summer term, week 6, lesson 4), then do the worksheet below.
English (reading) - 'Monsieur Shepard' (Literacy Planet)
Wednesday 3rd june
Reception class start coming back to school today so we will see how that goes. We have been setting up the school so that everything is very safe. We miss you and hope that you are all staying safe and well at home. Keep up your homework - you will feel confident and ready for Year 7 if you do!
Maths - Click here to watch the lesson 'Order FDP' (Summer term, week 6, lesson 3), then do the worksheet below.
Maths stretch - Click here for 'smashing time'. Convert the answers to percentages if you're feeling really clever.
SPaG - Do the pronouns activity on Busy Things.
RE - Read the parable of the good Samaritan (PDF below). Discuss with a learning partner or think of two reasons for each of these questions: 1. What made the priest and Levite pass by? 2. Why did the Samaritan stop? 3. Jesus often told stories (parables) instead of giving out instructions. Why did he think that this was more effective?
Ext: write your own 'modern day' version of this parable and send it to us.
Tuesday 2nd June
Maths - Click here to watch the lesson 'Equivalent FDP'. Then do the worksheet below.
Maths stretch - Play this game.
English (reading) - Read and answer questions about the legend of the Midas touch on Literacy Planet.
History - We are starting to learn about the ancient Shang Dynasty this term. The first lesson has a video and below it are some activities to check your learning. Click for BBC Bitesize 'The Shang Dynasty 1600-1046 BC.
Monday 1st june
Hello Year 6. We hope you enjoyed your half term break and that you're all safe and well. Welcome to the final half term of the year! This is always an exciting time for Year 6 children. Make sure you do your homework as this will help to prepare you for Year 7. If you have any questions or want to share your work, email us. We will be very pleased to hear from you.
SPaG - Go to Literacy Planet and complete the task on 'cause and effect connectives'.
Maths - Click here to watch the lesson 'Fractions to percentages' (Summer term week 6, lesson 1). Then do the worksheet below.
RE - Our new topic is 'Healing'. Read the text from 'God's story' below. Then EITHER answer the questions OR create a picture of the story showing the story and the characters' thoughts in bubbles.
1. What do you think was the significance of the title the blind man gave to Jesus? ‘Jesus! Son of David!’ What did it show about his faith?
2. What was Jesus’ attitude to the blind man?
3. What do you think Jesus meant when he said, ‘Your faith has made you well’?
4. What do you think of the attitude of the people once they saw Jesus’ healing power?
5, How might this story give people who are suffering hope?
Art - Have a go at drawing an anime character - grab a pencil, paper and rubber and click here.
PE - Do an online class such as Joe Wicks, exercise outside or do an energetic dance routine every day to keep you mentally and physically healthy.
TT Rockstars - 15 minutes per day. You will need to know your times tables in Year 7. Write out the ones you are not sure of to help you remember them.