Year 6



Welcome everybody!


This is a sample timetable – you may wish to change the order of the lessons.

Monday Spelling


English Reading BREAK Times Tables Maths LUNCH Music Physical Activity
Tuesday Spelling English Reading BREAK Times Tables  



LUNCH History French
Wednesday Spelling


English Reading BREAK  

Times Tables





Thursday Spelling


English Reading BREAK  

Times Tables





LUNCH IT Physical Activity
Friday Spelling


English Reading BREAK  

Times Tables






Remember to watch the Daily News every day.


Week commencing 16.11.20

Monday 16th November 2020

Spellings:  Groups 1-4    LCWC 20 16.11.20 M 1 4     Group 5  LCWC 20 16.11.20 M 5


W.A.L.T.: understand the features of biographical writing.

Today we are looking at the features of biographical writing.  There is a video to watch from Oak Academy which shows you how to find the features of biography.  Mr Ali has prepared a lesson about Usain Bolt.  Apply these skills to analysing this piece of biographical writing.  To view the videos in the PowerPoints for this week you may need to enable, click on the video, right click and choose preview.

Features of biographical writing

16.11.20 Biography Intro 3

16.11.20 Usain Bolt Biography 2

16.11.20 Biography Worksheet 2

16.11.20 Biography Help Sheets 2



W.A.L.T.: revise changing improper fractions to mixed numbers.

Mr Ali has prepared a presentation and worksheet to help you with this lesson.

16.11.20 Improper To Mixed 3

16.11.20 Improper Fractions Worksheet 2

16.11.20 Improper Fractions Help Sheet 4

Games:  Joe Wicks

Parents can visit Oldham Sports Development at @volsportoldham  ( for updates.

Dance Videos with Mrs K’. Go to ‘School Life’ on the school website and you will find the link in there.

Music: Mrs Cermak has added lessons and you have been sent details about how to log in.  DO NOT CHANGE USERNAMES AND/OR PASSWORDS EVEN IF YOU ARE PROMPTED TO DO SO!!


Tuesday 17th November 2020 


Spelling/Grammar: to/two/too

To Two Too

W.A.L.T.: use active and passive verbs.

Mr Ali has prepared a presentation for this exercise.  The active and passive verb lesson has sentences to work through within the PowerPoint.

17.11.20 Active & Passive 2

17.11.20 Active Passive Help Sheet 2



W.A.L.T.:  revise changing mixed numbers to improper fractions.

Mr Ali has prepared a presentation to help with this lesson.

17.11.20 Mixed To Improper 2

17.11.20 Mixed Number Worksheet

17.11.20 Mixed Number Help Sheet 2


W.A.L.T.: locate major geographical features on a world map

World Map

Using pencil, write in the relevant section the names of the key geographical features that you think you can remember.  Once you have done this, use an atlas or other world map to help you fill in or correct the labels.  Write these in pen.  Are there any changes to names?  Can you think of other types of maps?  Why do we need different types of maps?

M.F.L.:  Qu’est-ce que tu aimes faire? 


Use the verb ‘aimer’ to describe what people like to do.  If you are not sure about pronunciation, you could use Google Translate.


Wednesday 18th November 2020


Wednesday Spelling Test

W.A.L.T.: gather information for a biography.

Today we are going to research an gather information about an inspirational person – Harriet Tubman.  On Monday you watched a video which unpicked the key features of a biography and practised finding key features in a biography about Usain Bolt.  Watch the following video, pause when necessary and complete the tasks.  You will need this work for tomorrow and Friday.

How to gather information for a biography



W.A.L.T.: compare and order fractions greater than 1

Comparing fractions greater than 1

The video above revisits improper fractions and mixed numbers and how these can be represented as a diagram.  You should try to draw a diagram which would help with your explanation and reasoning.  Have a go at the following exercise before you check with the answers given.  Q5 of the worksheet is a challenge!


Comparing Fractions Greater Than 1


W.A.L.T.: use recognised symbols for electrical components

18.11.20 Electricity Components 2

Electrical Components Worksheet


W.A.L.T.: understand how people campaigned for the right to vote.

Watch Espresso video – “Votes for the People”. (Espresso Home page. Hold the cursor/arrow on Key Stage 2. Click on British Values. Click on Democracy and elections. Click on “Votes for the People”.)

On 6th February 1918 an Act of Parliament was passed giving all men, and some women, the right to vote for the first time in general elections.

Called the Representation of the People Act, it brought more people than ever before into the democratic process. For decades, women had been campaigning for the right to vote, called women’s suffrage. The suffragists and suffragettes campaigned in different ways, but their actions, together with the events of the First World War, led to the change in the law. All women were given the same rights to vote as men in 1928.  Discuss the following questions?

  • Why is it important for people to vote? Did it matter that women were not allowed to vote before 1918? How might it have felt to be a woman before then?
  • What pressures were put on the government to change the law to allow all men and some women to vote?
  • One hundred years ago, the voting age was 21. Today it is 18. In Scotland the voting age for some elections has been lowered to 16. This has also been proposed in Wales. Do you think this is a good idea?


Thursday 19th November 2020


Spelling/Handwriting LCWC 20 Handwriting

W.A.L.T.: plan a biography

Using the information you gathered yesterday, we are going to plan the biography of Harriet Tubman.  Watch the following video and it will guide you through the process of planning.

Plan a biography



W.A.L.T.: solve problems involving improper fractions and mixed numbers

Comparing fractions greater than 1

The video above revisits improper fractions and mixed numbers and how these can be represented as a diagram. Using your knowledge of the work we have completed over the last couple of days, solve the following problems. You should try to draw a diagram which would help with you explanation and reasoning.


W.A.L.T.: use spreadsheets to work out the mean value from a set of data.

Remember we have already calculated the mean in our science experiment about the size of puppet shadows.  Purple Mash has a very helpful video to guide you through this exercise.

Lesson 2 Mean Class Sizes


W.A.L.T.: design a short orienteering course

Create a set of points which other pairs of children need to solve.  You could use a theme – for example, at Castleshaw they used a nature theme. Other themes could be sports people, flowers, British birds etc.  Make it more challenging than just finding a name – you could write a clue or a word with missing letters.  When we return to school we can use the maps we adapted to place these clues around the school grounds.


Friday 20th November 2020


Friday Spelling Test

W.A.L.T.: draft a piece of biographical writing 


Mad Minutes 3

W.A.L.T.: solve problems involving improper fractions and mixed numbers

R.E.:  What do non-religious people believe about life after death?


W.A.L.T.: investigate and collect a range of different textures


Wednesday 11th November 2020

Good morning everyone.

Please complete the following activities for today’s work.


Wednesday Spelling Test.

W.A.L.T.: understand the use of vivid imagery in poetry 

Night W 

Read the poem – Night by Sergei Esenin

Summarise each verse – what is happening or is being described?

Annotate any poetic devices you can find e.g., repetition/rhyme or near rhyme/personification.

Answer the following questions.  List examples of good vocabulary (use a mind web like we did on Monday).  Here is Monday’s poem to remind you.

Night Shapes M


Times Tables Mad Minutes 2 M D 10

W.A.L.T.: simplify fractions (Mr Ali has created a PowerPoint lesson, worksheets and some challenges. 👍)

Maths S.f 11.11.20

Simplifying Fractions Worksheet


(If you received a hand delivered pack, continue with the order of activities given.)


How does the human eye work?

The Human Eye 2

Label the human eye and write a paragraph to explain how the eye works – use Espresso to help you.  Challenge: draw a second diagram of the eye in cross-section to show how the image of the object is projected onto the retina – upside down and back to front!

P.S.H.E.:  Remembrance  Day 

Go to Espresso.  In the Espresso search, type Remembrance Poppy.  Watch the first video and reflect on the sacrifice made during the First World War and the other wars which followed.  In KS2 History, there is a section called the First World War Collection which contains a series of poems written about WW1 – if you click on the speaker buttons then the poems will be read to you.  Remember to take a moment to reflect.


Thursday 12th November 2020

Spelling – Use this LCWC sheet to practise spelling and handwriting.  LCWC 20 Handwriting


W.A.L.T.: use active and passive verbs in sentences.  (Be careful with the verb tense.)  

Active And Passive Verbs



Complete Q1&2 today.   Extra Equivalence Fractions

W.A.L.T.: compare fractions using equivalence of fractions.

Ordering Fractions

IT: Purple Mash Spreadsheet Lesson 1  Upper KS2 Lesson 1

R.E.: What do religious people believe about life after death? Part 1

Hinduism – Use the information on the sheet to draw a simplified diagram explaining reincarnation in the Hindu belief system.  (See example.)  Thursday 12th November RE



Friday 13th November 2020

Spelling Test

There Their They’re  (Wednesday)


W.A.L.T.: write a poem using vivid imagery

Decide on which atmosphere you wish to reflect in your poem (menacing/threatening or calm/peaceful).  Choose a setting.  It could be a deserted street at night, a busy railway station, the view from your bedroom window etc.  Create a word web to help you choose the vocabulary suited to the mood you have chosen.  Draft your poem, edit and then produce a final piece.



Complete Q3&4 today.   Extra Equivalence Fractions

W.A.L.T.: compare fractions using equivalence of fractions

Ordering Fractions 2

R.E.: What do religious people believe about life after death?  Part 2

Look at the following religious verses from the Christian religion.  What is the message that they are trying to get across?  Which words and phrases tell you this?  U2.7 Amazing Grace

Friday 13th November RE


Create your own cardioid.  You will need a compass and the attached worksheet.  You might need an adult’s help you at the beginning.  When you have created the cardioid – choose two colours to create an optical illusion.

Cardioid Instructions

Following from yesterday’s active and passive exercise, here are the answers.

Active And Passive Answers


Please Note:

  • Children should also be reading regularly at home and practising times tables.
  • Reading journals, reading books and spelling homework books should live in school bags in case they are needed in school.

Oxford Owl is a lovely website which has a library full of e-books which relate to the Oxford Reading Tree scheme. These can supplement home reading should you wish to use them.

Please do not feel you need to rush your way through- 2 or 3 books alongside weekly school books and/or any books from home should be plenty.

Login details can be found in your child’s reading journal.

  1. Click on class login box at the top of the page.
  2. Fill in the login details.
  3. Click e-books (my bookshelf).
  4. Click levels.
  5. Choose a book that you would like to read.
  6. Enjoy

NB: Some of the books might have lovely little activities to try out too

Please note any e-books read at home in your child’s reading journal and sign it. These will add towards stickers on your child’s bookmark.