Welcome to VE week!

VE is the UK’s commemoration of the Second World War ending in Europe. VE stand for Victory in Europe. Each day this week Mrs FitzGerald and I will be setting a task related to VE commemoration which culminates in the Bank Holiday weekend starting on Friday. The one activity which everyone in school has is to make some bunting for your house. It can be made of fabric or paper; the link below gives a template that can be used and instructions on construction of your bunting.




Today your VE task is to make a start on your bunting – create or print out a template and start cutting out your triangles. Depending on how long you want your bunting to be you will need at least 8 to 10 triangles.


Mrs FitzGerald is creating a separate post about extended writing, you can add this task to your choices of English activities to undertake or you can do it as well as your BBC learning or Extension group. If you do choose to do the English task from the extended writing post then please let us know and email us your work.

Our Extension Theme : Robots (Part 1) During weeks 3 and 4, the focus texts each contain living characters made from metal or wood. You will explore extracts from Tin by Pádraig Kenny, Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, considering themes such as loyalty, friendship and adventure. (When following links online, parents should monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online.)

You will also have the opportunity to design/ create your own robot child and write your own opening paragraph or short story about your creation.

Day 1 – Monday

BBC Online group

BBC website – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-lessons/1

English for today’s lesson. Like previously there is a sheet to print off or copy from in your home learning books.

LI – To investigate setting descriptions and context

Extension Group

LI – To develop vocabulary knowledge and their use within characterisation

Before reading today’s text, use a dictionary, thesaurus or https://www.wordhippo.com/  to define the words: animate, sentience, embarrassing, condolences and alleviate.

Read Chapter 1 of Tin by Pádraig Kenny. https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/extract/15153/Tin-by-Padraig-Kenny.html  (You will need to register with LoveReading4Kids. Membership is free).

Collect words and phrases which describe Absalom e.g. spidery, predatory, sly, a rattlesnake.

Role on the Wall activity: Draw a simple outline of a human figure to represent Mr. Absalom.

Inside the figure, write words and phrases from the text which betray Mr Absalom’s true feelings and emotions, e.g. sly, a sour look, he could smell money about to change hands.

Outside the figure, write words and phrases which describe the way Mr Absalom is acting/ may appear to others, e.g. smiling, gentle, sympathetic.

What impression of Mr Absalom does this chapter give? Write down your response.


BBC website – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-lessons/1

4th May  Maths

LI – To simplify fractions


We are continuing to use the WhiteRose Maths work – I hope you’re enjoying it. Please click on the link below:


You will need to scroll down the page and click on Week 2 then lesson 1.

LI – To use angles in special quadrilaterals 


This week in science we are looking into different types of exercise and how activity impacts upon your pulse rate.  Please watch the video clip first (Don’t let the KS1 heading put you off as it is very relevant for KS2!)


LI – To carry out research on exercise and conduct an experiment based on exercise.

Now work through the power point presentation below and complete the two activity sheets while doing the power point.

Lesson Presentation Exercise Investigation

Activity Sheet Appropriate Exercise – Black and White

Activity Sheet Compare Pulse Rates

Stilling time

The next focus in our stilling time is the ‘Human Body’ in particular we are thinking about what happens when we feel nervous. Imagine you are having to give a presentation to a group of people (you may or may not know them) about a hobby. How do you feel? What sensations can you name? When nervous we tend to have butterflies in our stomach, we may feel hot/sweaty, our mouth could feel dry, our heart rate might increase. This is due to the body perceiving a threat and our Flight or Fight response happens. This is from when we were vulnerable to attacks from other humans or wild animals, the Fight or Flight response would flood the body with energy in order to keep safe. The part of the brain that triggers this response is called the Amygdala and it works closely with Insula so that your response is automatic. Try the following activity: listen to some music but don’t move. What do you notice? Does the body want to move or not? When you’re ready allow your body to move to the music to reflect the rhythm or volume. Finish by standing still – how is your body feeling now?

Have a good morning’s learning!


Mrs Poole