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Week Commencing 6th July

Hi there everyone!


I hope that you are all well and have had a great weekend.  Many thanks to everyone who has sent in their Amarillo video clips for the Year 6 Leavers' Video.  They really are all amazing and I have begun to put these together to form the final video.  We will have a premier of the video at the Year 6 Leavers' Day on Friday July 17th.


We are very pleased to be able to announce that we are going to get together, socially distanced, as a class at the end of the year.  Weather permitting, we will be having a pizza party and ice-cream on the field amongst other things.  However, if you have any ideas about things that you would like to do on the final day, please email me through the parent contact link on the web site and we can see what we can do.  Remember, this is your day so we want to make this as memorable as possible for you all!


The topic this week is based on 'Animals'.  There are lots of different activities for you to try out including artwork and research projects.  Could you even find out about Charles Darwin, linking to the work that we did earlier in the year in school?


The penultimate transition activity can be found below.  I hope that you have found these to be useful.  The units do help to answer many questions which you may have regarding transition up to secondary school.


I hope that you all have a great week and I look forward to hearing your suggestions of activities for the last day of school on the 17th!


Take care,


Mr Rodgers


This week, the transition unit of work is called ‘Friendships and Fall Outs’.  This is the penultimate (last but one) unit of work and will help you to develop your current friendships and begin new friendships once you start secondary school.  Try to fill in the work booklet which goes alongside this unit of work which can be found on the home learning page from week commencing June 1st.



This week, the focus in English is Shakespeare.  Although this will be new material for most of you, give it a go and have a go with the lessons - the links below make understanding these texts much more easier and fun.  All of the links to the lessons can be found from the BBC Bitesize Daily Lesson link below.


Monday: - Reading, analysing and using a text

Tuesday: - The Tempest

Wednesday: - Twelfth Night

Thursday: - Shakespeare Reimagined – Romeo and Juliet

Friday: - Reading Lesson


For the grammar work this week, continue with the booklet which you started last week.  This can be downloaded from the link below if you haven't already started it.


I have included two comprehension activities this week - both on the topic of chocolate.  The first is called 'When You Wish Upon A Bar; and the second is called 'The History Of Bournville'.  The links to these can be found below.


This week, the spellings focus on vocabulary to describe feelings.  The resources can be found using the link below and you can play games using these spellings on Spelling Shed.  Follow the link below as usual and use 'More Lists', 'Assignments', 'Week 32 Spellings'.



This week, the focus in Maths is 'Calculation Strategies'.  Please note that the videos are not directly from the BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons as the work on this site for this week has already been covered.  Therefore, please use the video links to the lessons, and the accompanying resources, below.  The focus on Friday is that of problem solving.  I have included four problems for Friday - feel free to choose either one or more of these.  They range from using clues for working out somebody's age, to estimating the number of cans of Coca Cola which would be needed to fill a bath!


Don't forget to try to also spend ten minutes each day on Times Table Rock Stars - use the weblink below to access the site.




This week the Learning Project is titled: Animals.


The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more

about key animals they are interested in. Learning may focus on exploring the

physical aspects of an animal, their habitat, categorising animals etc.


Activities for you to choose from throughout the week:


Animals and their Environment


Your child can describe how animals such as Emperor Penguins, chimpanzees and orcas have adapted to suit their environment. They can do this by writing a short summary after carrying out some research. After this, ask them to design a new wondrous animal that has evolved to suit its environment considering the environmental changes it has had to face over recent years.


Where Animals Originate From


Ask your child to locate on a world map where different animals originate from and research why they live in these environments. Things for them to consider when researching why they originally lived in these countries are:

Food sources




After doing this, ask them to think about how the animals they have selected have

adapted so that they are able to live in the UK. Present your findings as a poster or in a PowerPoint presentation.



Life Cycles


Ask your child to research a mammal, an insect, an amphibian, a reptile and a bird. They can then choose one and draw the life cycle of an animal and label the diagram accordingly. How does the life cycle of the chosen animal differ to a human life cycle?


Animal Prints


Using a variety of media (this could be materials from around the

house such as cloth, newspapers, or magazines, felt, etc.), ask your child to create animal prints for a mammal, an insect, an amphibian, a reptile and a bird of their choice. After, they can create a collage of the animal prints they have made. They could always use a pencil or pen to sketch the animal prints!


The Life of Darwin


Who was Charles Darwin? Ask your child to research the scientist’s theory on evolution. Where are the Galapagos Islands? What species did and do still live there? What makes these animals unique and extraordinary? Write a biography about the life of Charles Darwin.




Or try these racket sports activities ...