Welcome to Tuesday!

Today’s picture is of some children in a street in Swindon in 1945 (The first VE day!). You can see the bunting that has been hung between the houses, it was homemade because of all of the years of rationing before hand. People made bunting out of anything they could find!  After six long years of war people’s first reaction was to gather together outside; often that was the only place with enough space to allow everyone to meet up! They put up bunting to celebrate and had street parties where everyone brought what food they had to share.  The VE celebrations from 1945 really do link in with what is happening today where people are sharing what they have with others and helping each other as well as being thankful for what you do have.

Your VE task today is to start decorating the bunting triangles you cut out yesterday if they are made of paper. If your bunting triangles are made of fabric see if you can try sewing them onto a long strip of fabric to make a long line. We would love to see your bunting pictures (They can be a work in progress rather than the finished article!)


Day 2 – Tuesday

BBC Online Group

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

Find 5th May English for today’s lesson. Like yesterday there is a sheet to print off or copy from in your home learning books.

LI – To Use Prepositions for effect in a setting description

Extension Group

We are continuing with Tin by Padraig Kenny.

“He was secretly delighted at the possibility of being sold…” Re-read the Tin extract, available here: https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/extract/15153/Tin-by-Padraig-Kenny.html

  • Collect phrases which suggest that Jack wants to be sold.
  • Think about and record in writing, responses to the following questions:
  1. In what ways does Jack try to secure his sale?
  2. Why do you think that Jack wanted to be sold?
  3. “Christopher tried to dampen the hot, sickening anger he felt.”
  4. Why was Christopher so unhappy about the sale?
  • Use a dictionary, thesaurus or https://www.wordhippo.com/  to define the word ‘humanely’.
  • Which character behaves the most humanely in this chapter? Why?
  • Which character behaves in the least humane way in this chapter? Why?


BBC Online Learning Group

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

5th May Maths

LI – Multiplication using the formal method up to 4 x 2 digit numbers


Click on the link below watch the lesson introduction which gives you the teaching so that you are able to answer the questions on the activity sheet. Start at Week 2 Lesson 2

LI – To identify angles in regular polygons


Stilling time

Please see Mrs O’Donnell’s post for today’s stilling time activity.


Please see Mr Garvey’s post from yesterday – his challenge is to design some exercises and then he’ll make a video of some of the ideas. This links very well with the science that we did yesterday. If you can; keep going with the Joe Wicks PE. I did the challenge update yesterday and the number of squats, press ups and burpees that I could do in one minute had increased greatly – a real motivator for keeping on going with his regime. I did enjoy doing the workout with his wife while he is out injured. Please try some similar exercise such as Fitness Marshall, other online exercises if you don’t like Joe Wicks. The most important thing is that you get your blood pumping and get yourself out of breath!

Have a good morning’s learning! Enjoy your time with Mrs FitzGerald and I’ll see you next week!


Mrs Poole