Welcome to week two. This week we are beginning to think about the transition to high school. We are hoping to set up a zoom meeting or a google meets meeting, the invites will come through on your parent’s email so please can you let them know this is happening and let us know if you have any issues accessing those platforms. The meeting will not happen before Wednesday. During the meeting we will be discussing your transition to high school so can you email me any questions or worries that you have about going to high school; your responses will be confidential (r.poole@ellel-st-johns.lancs.sch.uk) .

Picture News

Last week Mrs FitzGerald showed a picture and asked you to think about what does it mean when people say “Black lives matter.” Did you discuss this within your family? What do people around you think? Part of our value as a school is that every single person is loved and valued by God regardless of their skin colour, gender or wealth. We must stand up for equality in every aspect of our lives even if this means making difficult decisions, if enough people stand together then change can happen. We have seen this in the past and more recently with Greta Thunberg.


Extension Theme: Explorers and Adventurers (Part One) We are going to find out what it takes to survive the wilderness and the brave people who have strived to explore unknown parts of the world.

When following links online, parents should monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online.

Day 1 – Monday

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

Find English for today’s lesson 8th June

LI – To use apostrophes correctly


Your task today is to explore how to survive in the wilderness by reading and watching these sources, making notes from each:

  • Read: Ultimate Explorer Guide for Kids by Justin Miles here:

https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/10939/Ultimate-Explorer-Guide-for-Kids-by-Justin-Miles.html   or use this PDF link below:

Ultimate Explorer Guide FINAL opening extract

Based on what you have read and watched, create a ‘How to Survive in the Wilderness’ guide for a young adventurer. You may wish to create your guide as a leaflet or alternatively, you could record your guide as a short documentary in the style of Bear Grylls.

LI – To create a ‘How to survive in the wilderness’ guide


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

Find Maths for today’s lesson 8th June

LI – To find a rule with one or two steps


For the maths extension group we are continuing with the White Rose hub. Please click on the link below and find Summer Term, Week 3 (w/c 4th May) and select lesson 1


LI – To simplify Fractions


In today’s science we are looking at adaptation and understanding its scientific meaning.

LI – To I can demonstrate understanding of the scientific meaning of adaptation.

Look at the presentation below and read through the different slides.

Lesson Presentation Adaptation

When you reach the end you need to choose which sheet that you wish to complete. The one star sheet is mild, the two star sheet is spicy and the three star sheet is hot. The difference between the sheets is in the description that is placed in the adaptive column. You do not need to print out the sheets to complete the work, you can copy the table into your book and then look at the pictures and write the name of the animal, the habitat and copy the correct description into the column. The answers are at the end of your set of sheets.

Activity Sheet Adaptive Traits

Stilling time

For stilling time today I would like you to return to the Getting ready to go big attachment below. This is part of our transition work, there are a number of challenges for you to complete before starting your new school in September. Pick out two more challenges that you think you can do quite easily and have a go. You can always share your work/ideas with me and Mrs Fitz

Getting-Ready-to-Go-Big-2020-1 home challenge

There are no answers needing to be posted this afternoon as all the tasks come with their answers and the English work will all vary.

As always I do love looking at your work so please email me photos etc.

Have a good morning’s learning!


Mrs Poole