Year 6 2019 - 2020

Miss Spencer




Year 6 work during school closure:

Please send in any work that you are really proud of, I would love to see it and it would be great to add to our weekly newsletter that Mrs Whitehead will be emailing out to parents.

I have also been adding images into Our Gallery - Year 6 At Home Learning. Keep sending those pictures in so I can add to the Gallery!

If you have any queries then please get in contact with me or if you would like to send me your work/acitivities you have completed then send them to me by email on:


Young Voices, the current Guinness World Record holders for the world’s largest simultaneous sing are staging the World’s Largest Children’s Choir at Home for a record breaking #PowerInMe Singing Challenge and dedicate it to all our teachers.

On 2nd June 2020 2.30pm - you are invited along with families and children from across the world to pay tribute to all teachers by joining together to sing “The Power in Me” from the safety of your own homes.

You can register your involvement at to access free learning resources for the song. More importantly - we are asking you to share this email with your parents and children to get them directly involved.

Between now and 2nd June, you are also encouraged to take part in the #PowerInMe singing challenge and to film yourselves singing the song’s lyrics “I've got the Power In Me" and post it online with the hashtag to see who responds completing the song’s chorus "You’ve got the Power in You!".

It is all explained here by our conductors David Lawrence and Francisco Núñez - here.

Before 2nd June we have provided a selection of free online rehearsals that you can watch in school or at home to prepare for the big day:

Rehearsals playlist on Facebook
Rehearsals playlist on YouTube

Have you got the power in you? Get involved! 


Safe+Sound is a project set up by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service with the aim of supporting communities to make informed and positive lifestyle choices, improving their health, safety and wellbeing. The project runs a variety of interactive and practical workshops for children, young people and over 60s delivered by multiple partners and agencies.


 This LIVE broadcast is aimed at key stage 2 students and will be covering several topics such as vulnerability, what to do in an emergency, staying Safe, fire Safety, wellbeing.

The broadcast is free for all schools to watch. To join us, use this link:


PE with Joe Wicks:

Joe Wicks goes live every day at 9am.



Each day David Walliams is releasing free audio story for you to listen to. Have a go at completing an Accelerated Reader quiz on the story that you listen to if it is available.

Take a look at the Parent Guidance on how to support children with their reading at home.


Oxford Owl are also providing FREE ebooks – you just need to register with an email (ask parents/guardians permission!) Again, have a go at completing the Accelerated Reader quizzes for each book that you read.

Take a look at the Education Library Service (ELS) Newsletter that is attached. It includes how to accesss ebooks, lots of resources and information on the upcoming Summer Reading Challenge.



In your packs you have lots of writing opportunities to be getting on with.

More writing opportunities can be found at:

1.6.2020 - In the 'Year 6 At Home English Lessons', have a go at the Information Texts activity. You need to create an information text on an area of interest to you, this may be a country/area you have visited on holiday, an animal or a hobby you have.

2.6.2020 - In the 'Year 6 At Home English Lessons', have a go at the Y5 & Y6 Spelling Words Activities to support spelling practice. The Year 5/6 spelling list is in the document too, use some of the different suggested activities to practice your spellings.

3.6.2020 - In the 'Year 6 At Home English Lessons', have a go at the Word Wheel activity. Don't worry about putting the activities into the wheel, just use the different activities to practice the given word list. Particularly focus on putting the words into sentences and finding their synonyms/antonyms.

4.6.2020 - In the 'Year 6 At Home English Lessons', have a go at the Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check activity with the words given.

5.6.2020 - Take a look at the Pobble365 website. On here you will find lots of different images - pick one of the images and complete the tasks that come with it. You'll find 'Sick Sentences' where you'll have to improve the sentences given and many other tasks as well as completing the rest of the story.


We have now signed up to a website called MyMaths. We will be sending out an explanation of MyMaths and sending out childrens log ons. Please make sure that you have given me your most up to date email address so that I can get into contact with you regarding the log on for your child.

I have set some 'Homework' tasks on MyMaths, have a go at completing as many of those as you can in the next 2 weeks. 

I have set some new MyMaths tasks for you to complete - make sure you are completing these.

You can be logging into RMEasiMaths every day. If you have an Android or Apple device then you’ll need to download the app.

You can also have a go at Hit The Button to practice times tables, division, doubling and halving and square numbers:

In your packs you have a Maths SATs paper to complete as well as maths activities in your work book and a maths practice book.





5.6.2020 - Complete the Arithmetic Questions from the document attached at the bottom of the class page.



Our topic in Science is Light.

1.6.2020 - Read the Lesson Presentation on How We See attached and create a diagram.

4.6.2020 & 5.6.2020 - Have a look at the Year 6 Light Lesson 1 powerpoint. This teaches you about how light travels. It inlcudes different links to youtube clips and some acitivities for you to complete.


BALLOON CHEMISTRY: Balloon Baking Soda Science Experiment

You will need: Baking Soda, Vinegar, Empty Water Bottles, Balloons, Measuring Spoons, Funnel (optional but helpful)

1. Blow up the balloon a bit to stretch it out.

2. Use the funnel and teaspoon to add baking soda to the balloon. Add around a teaspoon per balloon.

3. Fill the empty water bottle with Vinegar halfway.

4. When your ballons are all made, attach to the water bottle, making sure you have a good seal.

5. Lift up the balloon to dump the baking soda into the water bottle of vinegar

6. Watch the balloon fill up.

7. To get the most gas out of it, swirl the water bottle around.

Can you explain to me why this reaction happens? Send me your pictures!



You will need: Water Bottles, Mason Jars or Plastic cups, Food Colouring, Baby Oil or Cooking Oil, Water, Alka Seltzer Tablets.

1. Fill your cup/jar about 2/3 of the way with oil. You can experiment with more or less and see which gives the best results. 

2. Next, fill the cup/jar the rest of the way with water. What do you notice about the oil and water when you mix them?

3. Add drops of food colouring to your oil and water and watch what happens.

4. Now finally, drop a tablet of Alka Seltzer. Watch closely as the magic starts to happen!


How else can you change this lava lamp investigation? What if you didn't add oil at all? Or what if you change the temperature of the water? What would happen?

When the lava lamp chemical reaction slows down, add another Alka Seltzer tablet. What do you think will happen? How is the coloured water moving up through the oil?

Note down your answers and share your lava lamp pictures with me!



You will need: Full Fat Milk, Food Colouring, Washing-up Liquid, Cotton Buds.

1. Pour the milk into a dish. You don't need a lot of milk, just to cover the bottom of the dish.

2. Fill the top of the milk with drops of food colouring. Mix them up. 

3. Now pour a bit of washing-up liquid into the bowl. Touch your cotton bud tip to the washing-up liquid. Bring it over to the milk dish and gently touch the surface of the milk with the soapy cotton bud. What happens? 

Find out why this happens, what is the chemical reaction?


History and Geography

Our new topic in History is the Mayans.

Start by researching:

a) Who were the Mayans?

b) In what time period were the Mayans most significant?

c) One other fact about the Mayans that you find.

12.5.2020 - Read the 'Meeting the Maya' Powerpoint attached. Complete the activity about a tourist information poster.

3.6.2020 - Look at the Maya Gods and Religion Powerpoint attached. Create a fact file on the Maya Gods.

Complete the COVID-19 Time Capsule. This is a great way to record this period of History which you have lived through and experienced and are able to look back on in the future. See the Time Capsule document attached at the bottom of the class page.

Local History

  1. Create a family timeline as far as you can go. How many generations? How many people do you know now? Has anything about your family surprised you?
  2. Research the history of your street/village/town – what is your area famous for? Are there any significant individuals in your area?
  3. Compare and contrast how your local area has changed over time – has it always had the same populations? Have the buildings changed?
  4. Where is your nearest war memorial? Is it small or large? What does that tell you about your area? Do you know of anyone that was involved in any of the wars?
  5. How is history being made right now? How has your local area been affected by the Coronavirus?

       Significant Individuals

  1. Create a fake social media page for someone in history. What kinds of pictures would they have on? What kinds of statuses would they include? Who would their friends be?
  2. Research significant individuals in your area. What made them significant? Did they impact more than just your area?
  3. Compare two significant individuals – what are their similarities or differences? Who do you think was more significant?
  4. Create a quiz about a significant individual. Make different rounds like a Picture Round or Famous Quotes Round.
  5. Create a digital book about a significant individual using Book Creator on iOS or a normal book using paper!

       Significant Events

  1. Research any significant events in your local area – what made them significant? Are they still remembered today? Are there any signs of it where you are? Did it affect more than just your area?
  2. Choose an event from history and create a news report about that event. Film yourself sat behind a desk, write a digital report or write a newspaper report about it.
  3. Pick 3 significant events and try to link them together – are there pieces that could link them together? Perhaps its location? People involved? When they happened?
  4. Choose an event and write a diary entry as someone who was there. How would they feel? What would they see and hear? Who else would be there with them? What is the tone of the diary entry?
  5. Write an alternate version of an event from history. What would have happened if the Titanic had never sunk? What would have happened if Russian landed on the moon first? What would have happened if the Romans hadn’t invaded Britain?



Visit this website and learn all about Hinduism. Read the information, watch the videos and complete the activities suggeted on the website. Have a go at creating an information poster all about Hinduism, summarising the main ideas or pick a specific area of Hinduism (e.g the gods).

Create a vegetarian meal - send me pictures by email of your creations!

Write a For and Against debate on Vegetarianism.

Look into Hinduism Art work


See the Downloadable Document at the bottom of the class page with lots of useful websites to continue your Computing skills.

Article of the Week

See the Article of the Week that we need to promote. See the attached document and have a go at some of the activities.

4.5.2020 - This weeks Article is Article 12 - Every child has the right to express their views, feelings and wishes in all matters affecting them and to have their views considered and taken seriously.

11.5.2020 - This weeks Article is Article 7 - 'Every child has the right to be registered at birth, to have a name and nationality, and as far as possible, to know and be cared for by their parents.'

1.6.2020 - This weeks Article is Article 28 - 'You have the right to an education'. 

An E-Safety message…

We are all concerned with how to keep children safe on all their gadgets. Please read the guidance below for some simple rules you could share with your child:

  • Always ask permission before using the Internet.
  • Only use websites you are familiar with and are told to use.
  • Always tell an adult if you see anything you are not comfortable with.                                                       

NEVER give out a home address or phone number.

NEVER arrange to meet anyone you don’t know.


Useful websites

This website is useful for learning times tables.

RM EASI MATHS:   (If you have a iPad or tablet you will need to download the app)

A fun website to assist with maths

A fantastic website for creating stories and comics

Accelerated Reader:

3 times table - Uptown Funk

4 times table - What Does the Fox Say?

6 times table - Cheerleader

7 times table - Mamma Mia

8 times table - All About the Bass

This website is useful for learning times tables.

This will help promote e-safety.


Year 5 and 6 Word List for reading and spelling:



























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