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The Divine Mercy

Roman Catholic Primary School

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Year 6 - Our Learning 2019-20

COVID-19 Home Learning Links


Year 6 it is important for you to keep your mind and body active and busy during this time. Below I have included loads of websites you can use to keep you learning, active and bring out your creative side. The first thing I do at the start of a new school year is to organise my time table, I would suggest you do the same! Below is a suggested time table but you might want to adjust some parts so it works for you. Remember, learning isn't just for school and it isn't something that happens just within the walls of a school, so make sure you continue to learn. 


Use this time to discover a new passion- maybe you are budding artist or song writer, or have a passion for languages, maybe whipping up a delicious feast in the kitchen was what you was always meant to do... whatever it is embrace it and enjoy it! Share pictures and writing with me on through your Google account if you can, challenge me on Times Table Rock Star or send me pictures on Google Drive of your creations! 


Suggested home time table:


Suggested schedule for home learning:


8:00- 9:00- wake up and have breakfast

9:00- get dressed and washed

9:30- read a book

10:00- English activities 

10:30- break

11:00- Maths activities

11:30 - break

12:00- Learning Challenge activities

12:30- 1:30- lunch 

1:30- creative time/ active time (drawing, colouring, painting, sports, making, cooking, building)


SEND Support -


Parents- this website has a huge list of free resources, websites and activities you can access during this time.


A recommended list from the DFE for home learning links. (Many of the links can be found below in the subject specific lists).


Century are offering free homeschooling courses on their website.



The Guardian are holding a writing competition for all key stage 2 children. To enter, you need to submit a piece of writing less than 600 words long which can be either a match report of a sports event that has taken place or a profile piece of an athlete of your choice. Prizes include being published in the newspaper and a £100 sports voucher. The deadline is 6pm on Friday 3rd July 2020.


VE Day Resources and tasks in the history section below.


Check out the Avengers training videos on the keep active section below. 


The National Literacy Trust have created a free online book written by lots of famous authors such as Michael Morpurgo, Onjali Q Rauf, Jacqueline Wilson and many more.


Free maths lessons for every day of the week.


Find new art tasks below in the creative section. 

New Learning Links

Bitesize has 150 new lessons every week to keep you on track with your learning.

You'll find daily lessons for homeschooling in Maths and English for every year group, as well as regular lessons in Science, History, Geography and more. The homeschooling lessons have been created with teachers and other educational experts. They feature a mix of videos, animations, practice activities, quizzes and games.


Oak National Academy is due to launch on Monday 20 April. This brand-new enterprise has been created by 40 teachers from some of the leading schools across England, backed by government grant funding. It will provide 180 video lessons each week, across a broad range of subjects from maths to art to languages, for every year group from Reception through to Year 10.


PEN are offering free home learning and parental engagement resources.


New science, engineering and computing lessons every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.


Maths activities to try at home.

Creative Writing Activities






Well-being advice for all those supporting children and young people.

Advice on dealing with school closures and talking to children about COVID-19.

A downloadable guide for children about coronavirus

An educational resource for all adults on children and young people’s mental health.



All year six children have been provided with an Achieve 100 revision guide to support with their learning. 

Children can use the following websites to revisit and revise prior learning. 


Times Table Rockstars

Sats Bootcamp

Maths Frame

BBC Bitesize

Daily maths videos will be available

Find lots of problem solving and reasoning opportunities on

Lots of home learning activities are available on

Downloadable resource packs with teacher guidance. A week’s worth of resources is provided for each year group.

Downloadable guidance and resource packs for parents and pupils.



There are many YouTube videos for SATs revision online like the examples below to help with revision. 

2018 Year 6 SATs Maths Arithmetic paper 1 walkthrough guide A guide to the 2018 Year 6 Maths Arithmetic SATs paper by Mr Wall.

YEAR 6 SATS Maths Arithmetic Practice Test. TEST YOURSELF!

Test your skills in this practice test in preparation for your Year 6 sats! Find more resources to help you revise at: Answer sheet...

Youtube videos for maths revision - find corresponding worksheets to complete on Twinkl


Negative numbers

Roman numerals

Mixed numbers

Equivalent fractions

Multiplying fractions

Dividing fractions

Adding and subtracting fractions


Converting fractions to decimals and percentages

Finding fractions of amounts

Finding a percent of a number



All year six children have been provided with Achieve 100 revision guides to support their learning. Children can use the websites below to revise grammar, spelling and punctuation. 



Top Marks


Sats Bootcamp


Creative writing ideas:


Write in character as someone from a book you have read. 

Rewrite a well-known fairy tale with a twist (think evil Cinderella, a kind Big Bad Wolf, Little Red Riding Hood and her Gangster Granny!)

Use a picture to inspire your writing

Use a video to inspire your writing

Access to masterclasses on texts from a range of authors, including videos from the authors and activities linked to novels.

A site with recommended booklists, categorised by age range and topic, including fiction and non-fiction. Family activities are included in the ‘Home Time’ section.

Downloadable resource packs which cover a range of subjects, including reading and writing.

Downloadable resource books providing 8 weeks of activities.

Each week, a selection of daily activities is produced on different subjects, including comprehension and grammar.











Check out the year 6 writing unit below



All children have a home reading book in addition to this they have access to Bug Club where they have been set age appropriate books. 


Free access to children's stories via:


Readtheory offers free reading comprehension practice that are personalised to your reading level


There are many websites available with free reading resources for children:


On the website below, you will find some children's classics to read or listen to for free. Free audio book of Harry Potter Lots of activities linked to Harry Potter a wide selection of poetry covering different topics One free audio book reading is available to listen to every day. Available from Monday 20 April. Films of well-loved stories read by Nick Cannon, a trained actor, teacher and trainer. an archive of spoken poetry recordings. Children can listen to poems read out loud.




In science, we are covering electricity. 


Some suggested activities for home learning: 


Draw a circuit using the electrical symbols. 

Research a famous scientist linked to electricity such as Michael Faraday, Benjamin Franklin or Thomas Edison.

Research the history of electricity and create a timeline for key events. 


Use the websites below to help support your learning.

Mystery Science has lots of free science lessons available online. It is an American website but the American equivalent of year 6 is 5th grade so these would be appropriate

Crash Course Kids has lots of interesting and engaging science videos

This website has lots of science videos, for year 6 level topics click "grade 5"



In history, we are covering World War Two. Use the websites below to support your learning. 


Some suggested home learning activities:

Research a key event from WW2 and write a newspaper report on that event.

Create a timeline of key events.

Research recipes using rations and make one at home.

Look at examples of propaganda posters and create your own.


Keeping active!


Check out the Go Noodle YouTube page to find lots of short active dances for you to complete.


It is extremely important to keep yourself active at home. 


Check out the 'Alphabet Fitness Bingo' below 


At ‘THE AVENGERS TRAINING ACADEMY' you get the chance to train just like one of THE AVENGERS. Just click play and follow along with your chosen superhero and get yourself ready to help save the universe.

Set a timer to 30secs work and 10secs rest and perform these 5 exercises 4 times round with a 50secs rest in-between rounds.
Try to perform this 2-3 times this week and Get yourself ready to take on THANOS :)


5 Minute Move | Kids Workout 2 | The Body Coach TV

Great for all ages but aimed primarily at Key Stage 1 40 seconds work | 20 seconds rest Star Jumps Running Punches Frog Jumps Squat & Turn Knees To Elbow Mar...



You will be able to access using the code UKTWINKLHELPS to access for lots of ideas for art and design technology. 


Try sketching different objects in your house (fruit in a bowl, bottles and vases of different shapes)

Sketch different birds, plants or flowers. 

Research art from a different culture - African, Egyptian, North American etc.

Research a famous artist and create work inspired by them Andy Warhol, Van Gogh, Picasso etc. 

Create a collage out of different materials. 

Learn to sew!

Create a papier mache bowl.

Learn origami 

Help the adults in your house to make a healthy, balanced meal



Music - BBC Bitesize have resources for a range of different subjects - Lots of educational videos to explore! - National geographic have resources covering many different topics - Learn a new language or build on the Spanish you have learnt at school - Lots of interesting videos



Draw a keyhole, inside draw what you might see if you looked through it. Use your imagination. It can be somewhere magical, beautiful, scary etc

30 Day Art/ DT Challenge

Art challenge

Autumn 2


In English this half term, year six used the novel Skellig to create descriptive setting and character descriptions as well as building tension in their writing. We have also used our geographical knowledge to research and write some non-chronological reports about different biomes. We used the book, 'Incredible Ecosystems of Planet Earth' by Rachel Ignotofsky to inspire our writing and art work. 



In reading, year six have explored a range of texts this half term. Our class novel was Skellig by David Almond which supported our writing in English lessons. We have also explored a range of non-fiction books to support our learning across the

curriculum including Charles Dawin's 'On The Origin of Species' by Sabina Radeva and Moth by Isabel Thomas.

Moth by Isabel Thomas, illustrated by Daniel Egnéus

'Moth' is the remarkable evolution story that captures the struggle of animal survival against the background of an evolving human world in a unique and atmospheric introduction to Darwin's theory of Natural Selection.



This half term we have been investigating decimals, we have been learning about decimal place value up to 3 decimal places as well as using the four operations with decimal numbers. 


In science, we have covered evolution and inheritance. Year 6 started their topic with a trip to Manchester Museum. We have learnt about inheritance, adaption and natural selection. We have learnt about the famous English naturalist Charles Darwin and his discoveries on the Galápagos Islands. We have found out about evolution in plants, animals and humans and how humans can impact evolution. 


In art, year six have inspiration from a variety of animals to create collages thinking about different patterns, tones and shapes. Year 6 focused on the skin and fur of different animals to create a collage using a variety of materials to show patterns and shapes. 

Autumn 1


In English, year six have been inspired by the graphic novel The Arrival by Shaun Tan. The Arrival is a migrant story told as a series of wordless images that seem to come from a long forgotten time. Year six have used these images to write emotive diaries detailing a characters story to an unknown land without his family. 

Take a look at some of the images year six used to inspire their writing.

The Arrival Part I

Part One of the orchestral suite based on Shaun Tan's spectacular novel The Arrival. The graphic novel tells the story of a father's journey to an unknown land in order to seek a better life for his family.

The Arrival Part II

Part Two of the orchestral suite based on Shaun Tan's spectacular novel The Arrival. The graphic novel tells the story of a father's journey to an unknown land in order to seek a better life for his family.

Take a look at look at our diary writing!


Take a look at our class reads from this half term. Follow the links to find out more about each book!


In 6M, we have been reading Boy 87 by Ele Fountain and The Boy at the back of the class by Onjali Q Rauf.

In 6D, we have been reading Holes by Louis Sachar. 


In guided reading, we have been looking at a range of texts including non fiction, poetry and classical fiction. In class, we have been using VIPERS questioning to help develop our understanding each text type. 


In maths this half term, year six have been working on reading and writing numbers up to ten million and using the four operations on whole numbers. Take a look below at some of the problems we have solved and methods we have been using.


In Science, year six will be studying light. During this topic, children will find out how light travels, understand how objects are seen and understand why shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them.


In Art, year six have been inspired by their topic of Ancient Baghdad to create some geometric designs. Year 6 have designed some geometric art and used this to create a print. Year six have explored the art of calligraphy and created their own Sultan’s seal.

Design Technology 


In design technology, year six have been developing their sewing skills. The children designed and made a geometric design using a variety of stitches. We have looked at why and when we would use different stitches including running stitch, overstitch, blanket stitch and back stitch. Take a look at the tutorials below to see each type of stitch to practice at home!

Running Stitch How To - Basic Sewing (Hand Embroidery & Hand Sewing)

As part of our Basic Sewing series, we have our "how to do a Running Stitch" - learn this basic of all hand sewing stitch - the running stitch. It is a great stitch for kids to begin learning to sew with, but also for creating gather fabric effects.

Backstitch How To - Basic Sewing (Embroidery & Hand Sewing)

Basic Sewing Tutorials: How to do a Back Stitch -a great basic hand sewing stitch to learn. It is a great stitch for hand sewing plush toys. The back stitch is strong and durable. Part of the Red Ted Art CRAFT BASICS series. Please let us know what else you would like to see!!!

Overstitch How To - Basic Sewing (Hand Embroidery & Hand Sewing)

Basic Sewing Series: How to do an Overstitch - learn this basic of all hand sewing stitch - the overstitch. It is a great stitch for kids to begin learning to sew with and looks lovely when worked in contrasting colours. Part of the Red Ted Art CRAFT BASICS series.

Blanket Stitch How To - Basic Sewing (Embroidery & Hand Sewing)

Basic Sewing Skills: How to do a Blanket Stitch - learn this basic of all hand sewing. This is a wonderful embroidery stitch for decorative edges or small plush toys. It looks tricky, but give the blanket stitch a go and you will see it isn't too hard at all!