Welcome to Year 6

Oak Nation Academy has today (20.04.2020) launched an online classroom. There are videos and resources, over 180 each week, something for all learners. https://www.thenational.academy/

BBC bitesize today has (20.04.2020) launched a comprehensive online learning section with videos and resources.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Year 6, please keep checking the blog page for updates, tips, challenges and home learning answers.

Mrs Cole


Curriculum information – Year 6 – Autumn Term

Subject/Area Details
Religious Education

Our topics in RE are Called to Serve and Justice.

Called to Serve covers: what Jesus taught us and being able to follow in his footsteps; to recognise how we all have talents, which have been given to us by God, including the sacraments we have received; to know how we can serve God and to understand the sacrament of marriage.

Justice covers: prophets from the Old Testament and their responses. Children will learn that the prophets spoke out against injustice and that some prophets were persecuted because they spoke out. They will learn that Christians are called to work for justice and find out about individuals who have been persecuted for speaking out against injustice. The children will learn that Advent is a time of waiting and hoping for the birth of the Messiah at Christmas and understand that the birth of Jesus fulfilled Old Testament prophecies.


We will read a large selection of texts to widen our range of reading. We will develop or inference skills to enable us to be able to answer questions and think deeper about a text.

Our class novels are Warrior Boy and Boy at the Back of the Class. We will carry out short tasks about these texts, including posing questions, thinking about the meanings/morals, looking at why certain language is used and how effective it is and role play activities.


Home reading should continue throughout the term. We visit the library each term. The children can take one or two books, we then share between the class.


In writing we will be completing an explanation text about coding linked to our Into University week. We will be writing diary entries linked to Warrior Boy, a balanced argument about poaching linked to this book and to our topic of Africa, plus a book review.


To develop our creative writing, we will be describing WWII experiences, an abandoned fair ground, looking deeply into metaphors, similes, personification and sentence structure.


We will be using a selection of film clips and picture books to help fire our imagination and develop turning our own ideas into text.


In grammar and punctuation; we will cover relative clauses, expanded noun phrases, word classes antonyms and synonyms. We will also develop knowledge and application of hyphens, dashes, colons and semi-colons and also revise, brackets and commas and sentence types.


We will be consolidating place value and the four operations in the first half of the term and continue this throughout the term in our daily Give Me 5.


In the second part half of the term we will be expanding on our knowledge of fractions and decimals.


We will focus on reasoning and problem solving skills by carrying out investigations, by writing our own questions and statements and by completing daily reasoning questions.




Living Things and their habitats

We will learn about grouping animals into mammals, reptiles, birds, fish and amphibians, describe different habitats, describe classifying, investigate observable characteristics including micro-organisms, plants and animals.


Evolution and Inheritance

We will learn that living things have changed over time, about fossils, about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago, recognise that living things produce offspring, identify how animals and plants adapt to suit their environment and that adaptation may lead to evolution.


Working Scientifically

We will plan enquires, pose scientific questions, identify variables, recognise when secondary sources will be most useful, use and organise equipment with increasing accuracy and precision, collect data and present it in a variety of forms and analysing data.


We have a huge focus on keeping safe on-line. Children will learn about the serious dangers of social media and how to be confident on-line.


We will continue to understand algorithms and to explore ways in which they are used in daily life.


During our week at Into University we will focus on coding. We will be taught by university professors and will support this learning with a visit to the Media and Science Museum in Bradford.



We will cover new beginnings, making new friendships, falling out and getting on.



World War II

We will learn: where and when it took place; what the Blitz was and which areas were

most likely to be affected; the effects of air raids; the causes of evacuation; experiences and feelings of evacuees; rationing, how war impacted on people’s lives; the experiences of Jewish children during the war and how the war created many refugees.


Exploring Africa

We will learn about African countries and to locate them on a map. We will then research different aspect of each of the African countries including physical geography; climate; culture; population and economy, and then present the information to the class.


In Flanders Fields

We will discuss the work of WWI artists, learn about and recreate artwork in the style of Paul Nash, investigate the power of propaganda art (and recreate), learn how dazzle camouflage was used in WWI and finally create an artwork inspired by the poem ‘In Flanders Fields’.

Design and Technology


We will learn the history of bread and research two of the market leaders, complete a tasting and analysis of different bread types, make and design our own bread.


Compose and perform music. Prepare, select and perform for advent assembly.

We will take part in the Big Sing at Mount St Mary’s high school.

PE Dance and athletics

We will learn about: the weather and seasons and places and countries.

We will learn to ask and answer questions through games and songs.


Long term plan – Year 6

Medium term plan – Y6

Amazing Author Visit with Virginia Clay

Author Visit

Year 5 & 6 had the absolute privilege of meeting a ‘real life author’ in school today. We were completely star struck as she entered the building and loved hearing all about her life story and how she came to write the novel Year 6 have used within their english lessons – linked with their Africa topic. Having read her book (Warrior Boy) about London Schoolboy Ben who is heading for Kenya to meet his Maasai family, it was a great delight to hear how we too can write great books like she has. A great relief to also hear that it took thirteen drafts before her book was ready for publishing; some chapters taking her even more drafts! It was also delightful to hear all about her life in Kenya which added further inspiration for the world that is around us.

We then had the luxury of a book signing session too so more of us can read her novel. Look out for the new book she is writing at the moment – hopefully due for publishing later this year!


M&S Archive 

Year 6 visited the Marks & Spencer archives to learn what the nature and purpose of an archive is; to learn about what M&S staff did during WWII; to handle real artefacts from WWII; and to find out about what life was like during the war for people in the UK. We enjoyed looking around the exhibition, learning with the M&S historian and designing our own wardrobe using wartime rations.

Autumn 1 Newsletter Year 6

Autumn 2 Newsletter Year 6

Spring 1 Newsletter Year 6


I’ve just finished reading the book we were reading before the Coronavirus meant school closed, The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson. I enjoyed it and am sure some of you will love to complete it once we’re back in school.

Amazon have lots of audio books (FREE) you can listen to at home. https://stories.audible.com/start-listen 

Please have a look at our suggested reading lists for children in Year 6. These books are a range of bestselling picture books and longer texts to encourage both shared reading, individual reading and reading for pleasure.


Don’t forget if you would like some more help with your choices or to share your enthusiasm for reading our Reading Ambassadors and School Librarians are always on hand!

The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read Alouds & Activities

The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read-Alouds & Activities

Government List of Online Learning Resources

Online Learning Websites

A lovely Easter competition for all from Mrs Broughton – Easter Competition

Useful Websites

A fantastic website for all sorts of home learning activities and online books – Teachwire Website


Online activities around the celebration of Easter – KS2 Easter Activities


A link to physical development and learning – Physical activities

Learning Projects 








Home Learning

Website Age Range Content
www.classroomsecrets.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Home learning packs covering English, phonics, maths and practical activities.
www.twinkl.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Covers the whole curriculum
www.phonicsplay.co.uk Early Years -Yr2 Phonics games and activities



Early Years – Yr6 Various activities and video links to many subjects
www.spellingframe.co.uk Yr1-Yr6 Some free spelling games
www.primaryresources.co.uk Yr1-Yr6 A range of activities and worksheets for all subjects
www.teachingideas.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 A range of activities and worksheets for all subjects
www.topmarks.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Wide range of subjects with lots of interactive online activities and games
www.crickweb.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Free online education resources and games
www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/ Yr1-Yr6 Excellent website with a really wide range of subject coverage



Yr1-Yr8 Free resources and learning videos that link directly with our in school maths curriculum
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ Early Years – Yr6 Body Coach – Online exercise videos to keep you active 9am live daily
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ Early Years – Yr6 Free e-readers
https://corbettmathsprimary.com/ Yr1 – Yr6 Free maths resources
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/teacher-category/primary-resources/ Early Years – Yr6 Lots of geography resources
https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html Early Years – Yr6 Free downloadable home learning activities
http://www.iseemaths.com/home-lessons/ Yr1-Yr6 Daily maths learning
https://www.mathswithmum.com Yr1-Yr6 Maths videos to help with children’s learning
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj0shfH3pzhrf3dOrSj_pRw Early years – Yr2 Phonics based video and dancing
https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/ 0-5years A government recommended website for Early Years
https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/75809/12-world-class-museums-you-can-visit-online All the family Virtual Tours of 12 museums around the world
https://www.stem.org.uk/primary-science Yr1-Yr6 Science activity ideas

Websites currently giving free subscriptions due to school closures

Website Age Range Content
www.twinkl.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Wide range of resources covering the whole curriculum
www.purplemash.co.uk Yr1 – Yr6 Computing and digital skills – free 14 day trial


Spelling Shed & Maths Shed


Children already have log ins for this. Please use their current usernames and passwords.


Lots of non-fiction e-books to access free: https://worldbook.kitaboo.com/reader/worldbook/index.html?usertoken=Mjk5MzQ6MTpJUjA5MjAxNjoyOmNsaWVudDE2OTc6MTY5NzoyMjE2Mjg4OjE6MTU4NDM4MDExMzA2Mjp1cw==&fbclid=IwAR2pwHf6d30wVXcDUq0zL5DOZ_lVLGkelBWEwpXTWDmwDrdajrkw8OAWBwY

Wednesday 3 Jun 2020

Hello, Year 6, how are you all? Have you had a good week with your family? Let me know what you’ve been up to. I’m waiting on some learning from you, would love to see some and to be able to add to our learning page.

For the remainder of this week, I would like you to complete BBC bitesize daily lessons, visit white Rose maths https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ and complete the maths and finally, research the Titanic. In school, the children who are returning on the 8 June will be beginning this topic and so I’d like you all to be involved. Remember, when researching you need to find the facts/ideas/evidence/opinions/stories and write notes. Notes! NOT copy up paragraphs from the internet. Also, remember not everything you read on the world wide web is true! Be careful and keep safe online!

Send everything through our Contact Your Teacher page.

Mrs Cole


Friday 22 May 2020

So today we should be breaking up for half term, therefore I am going to have a little break from working myself too. I would really like you to enjoy your holiday, if you need something to keep you going and keep me happy, try a challenge from below.

  • Create a character for a maths word (like a plus sign…be more creative though please)
  • Write a ‘lockdown’ diary entry in the style of a footballer/fashion designer/YouTube star
  • Design a ‘lockdown’ birthday party (remember food, invites, decoration theme, location)
  • Describe your dream week away (imagine you can go wherever, however, money no object. And no Covid-19)

Year 5 have beaten us in two battles on TTRockstarsYear 6, what do you think they’ll be saying? I bet poor Lamek is getting stick from Levi. Let’s support him whilst improving our basic skills and try much harder to beat them next time!

Danielle – that was a lovely message thank you. Re Trump – I know, what a (insert your own word here) _______! You are right about school; it does look and feel lonely at the moment – it’s just not the same without 200+ children. Not sure I’m happy about the super-hero comment, but I am pleased and impressed with the rest.Keep smiling 😊

It’s very lovely to receive all your messages, however long or short. I really hope you’re all looking after your families and keeping safe – I’m thinking of you!

Take care, Mrs Cole


Tuesday 19 May 2020

Hello, Year 6, I hope you’re all well and keeping safe and happy.

The British Library have set a challenge to make a miniature book. This of the tiny books that would be in a dolls house. They’re real book (with text) but are only 57mm high and 47mm wide – around the same length as a mouse’s tail! Can you create your own? There are instructions on how to create on their website: https://www.bl.uk/childrens-books/activities/make-a-miniature-book?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=content&utm_content=discovering_childrens_books_miniature_books I do want a photo sending if you do enter.

Mrs Cole

Monday 18 May 2020   

Afternoon Year 6, I hope you had a good weekend with your family. I went on a big walk around Harewood House; the house and gardens are closed but there’s a 5 mile walk around the estate perimeter. We watched hundreds of deer in the park chilling out whilst we also chilled out having a piece of chocolate cake and cup of tea (I took a flask!)

Message for Believe, I have already had this question about SATs and answered it in my blog. It was a no. We don’t even have the SATs papers because they didn’t send them. I will happily give you a mock one though!

See your learning on Sustainability and Plastic on our learning page Believe, WELL DONE!

I am in school tomorrow. This week I will be writing reports and planning lessons for when we return on the 1 June. It will be different, and lovely to be able to see you.

Mrs Cole

Thursday 14 May 2020

Believe, am I really saying this 😉 you’re a genius (or was it your dad?) Good inference and knowledge! Johmie we know you’re super clever – well done! What about the other scientist? Holly, I will put my order in early please, 6 pieces of Rocky Road (it’s a family favourite). Priscilla, lovely to hear from you. I’ll put the last of the SATs answers on soon. Hopefully, you received my letter a couple of weeks ago with what you should be trying to do daily, but here’s a little reminder for us all.

Each week:

  • Complete at least 1 book on Bug Club
  • Visit Spelling Shed and Maths Shed 4 times
  • Complete the learning of the day on bbc.co.uk/bitesize (maths, English etc)
  • Complete your SATs Buster books. I’ll continue to provide answers on the blog.
  • Visit the Y6 Blog on the school website https://bsf-leeds.co.uk/children/year-6/

Have a look at Believe and Danielle’s blurbs on the OUR IMPRESSIVE LEARNING page.

Mrs Cole

Wednesday 13 May 2020

I am writing notes for your end of school reports at the moment. I am pondering a lot about your learning; remind me how amazing you are by sending your learning to me, remember you can attach learning to our Contact Your Teacher page.

Yesterday on https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ the science was about Sustainability and Plastics, we did that in Y5 with Into University and at school. It would make a great double page information poster (like the one we did for light). Today it’s Adaptation, something we did in November, you could be very creative with this. English is writing a debate, remember the one we did on poaching elephants. There were some amazing balanced arguments then, have a go!

Luliyana – you are correct with the identity of one of the scientists. The other? Anyone else know both? Message your answers.

I’ve had some lovely messages thank you, Darci Mai just keep going you are doing a fab job – I am proud. What a lovely, cuddly new addition to the family too! Nicole, we will see you soon, so that’s fab news. Danielle, your message really made me laugh. In answer, no, we cannot do our SATs, despite our expected return to school. Sorry! However, you will be able to do a mock one. Some people will be saying “Danielle, you’re crazy!”. As I said in my letter to you all, I have made predictions for you all. I’ve done this in the past for all pupils, mine have always 99.9% matched up with the final results, I think you’ll be able to trust me (certainly more than that Trump!) Holly, you can send your messages directly to me (rather thank through the school page) by going onto children, then Year 6, then choose Contact Your Teacher. Love the poem, thank you. Also, yes, I know exactly who you mean 😀  Keep in touch guys!

Mrs Cole

Monday 11 May 2020

I hope you had a great VE Day and enjoyed the hot weather.

I am in school today and weirdly we’d have just completed our SPaG SATs test. You would have all tried your best and done pretty well, judging by your last test scores. So, give yourself a virtual pat on the back! There are lots of silly SATs ideas on the internet, I didn’t really like any of them to be truthful, therefore I have not attached them. I do, however, have a little list of things to do, see the table. Plus, can you name the scientist?

I know you’ll be all wondering about our return to school after Boris Johnson’s message last night. School will be in touch about it once we have been given further instruction and have made plans. In the meantime, you should be following the list of learning I asked you to in my letter any anything further on our Y6 pages.

Thank you for your messages, keep in touch!

Mrs Cole


Thursday 7 May 2020

Hi Year 6, lovely to chat to some of you over the last few days!

The link below is the BBC 500 words competition shortlisted stories. Listen or read some of them; they’ll inspire you; you’ll be amazed that children the same age (or younger) wrote them; you could magpie some good ideas for your own writing; it may make you want to enter next year; and maybe one day one of these young writers will be a famous novelist – or could it be you? And who do you think will win the competition?


Keep writing, keep positive, be happy and keep safe!

Mrs Cole


Wednesday 6 May 2020

Hello Year 6,

Thank you Luliyana for the book recommendation; I have read it (The Secret Garden) before but I was your age (so many moons ago), so maybe it’s time to re-read. I think I gave two copies away before we left school; who has the other copy and what do you think?

I trust you all received a letter from me this week. It is lovely to hear from some of you via Contact Your Teacher on our Y6 homepage. Holly and Nicole thank you for your gorgeous and heart warming messages. The Contact Your Teacher page can also be used to send your writing/pictures/photos too -please use and keep in touch!

Mrs Cole


Monday 4 May 2020 ( second post today) 

Below you will find a book cover that I would like you to write the blurb for. Stretch your imagination and use all the devises you’ve been taught to crate an engaging blurb.

Thank you Believe for submitting your writing challenges from the other week. Well done on your Lost poem, which includes verses, has rhythm and good rhetorical questioning. Your story is strange and weirdly funny. There are some good descriptive phrases and the Fanta made me laugh!

If you’re in need of writing inspiration, try one (or more) of these 10 minute challenges, set by real authors.  https://authorfy.com/10minutechallenges/

Mrs Cole


Monday 4 May 2020

It’s Star Wars day 😊 May the fourth be with you!

I’ll post some learning soon. This is an important message for Believe: Thank you for your learning, however we have a problem; I can’t read it. The format needs to be Microsoft word, pdf or jpeg. Please could you save in one of these formats for me and send again. Looking forward to seeing it 😊

Mrs Cole

Thursday 30 April 2020

I am in school today and look what wonderful writing surprise I received – thank you Danielle.

Thank you for completing your writing task with such effort and dedication, I will set another soon. Danielle’s story is an adventurous, gripping extract with great vocabulary. It includes meaningful and well-structured dialogue that moves the story forward and has an unusual, thought provoking ending. I loved it 😊 WELL DONE!

Your poem (Lost), Danielle, which is written in a narrative style, is cute. It has rhythm and rhyme, an appropriate poetry layout, is secretive (especially since you only find out what is lost right at the very end) and flows well. A super poem – keep it up!

Be in touch soon

Mrs Cole


Come on Year 6 – get onto TT Rock Stars!


Wednesday 29 April 202

What happened to April? It seems to have just disappeared!

I am learning today, attending many webinars about assessment. It’s not as easy watching and listening to someone and then typing your questions rather than being able to speak, but I’m taking it all in. I hope that I’m not the only one learning, and that you’re completing something too.

TTRock Stars – you’ll see there’s a battle set up…come on Y6, don’t let Y5 beat us!

Miss Lee (the recorder teacher) has sent some recordings for you, see her on: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6WV9wEVdssi2bNR3o2U2nU6l-cniuEgG

I have also added below our new Virtue To Live By, which is very apt in these times:

I will not give up. I will have faith and hope, even when things are difficult.

You could take time to use this to create your own collective worship for your family, maybe ask a sibling/parent to read something, choose a hymn or song (you know how I like to choose different songs). You’ll need to collect some items for your alter, I bet you can be really creative; go outside and find something, check the kitchen for birthday candles if you don’t have any, draw something (a cross/flame/stained glass window) or find a quote. I’d love to hear about it or see a photo of your alter. It’ll be a lovely thing to do, even if you wouldn’t normally do this at home.

Let me know, via the website or school (we have a phone and letter box you know) if you need anything.

Take care and keep safe!




Monday 27 April 2020

Thank you for the lovely video message 😊 You know who you are! It was so delightful to see your beautiful face, you’re a star!

It was a lovely sunny weekend; I hope you all enjoyed your walk/exercise out and about or time in the garden. I truly hope you’re not just on YouTube/mobile phones/tablets all weekend!

I’ve not yet received any messages about your writing task (see blog below). Remember, you could take a photo of it and send via the website. I am waiting! I am still waiting for the 21 members of the class to use Times Table Rock Stars (but well done to those people who have used, though it should be 3 or 4 times a week). Also, only 7 children have completed the 3 to 4 times a week expectation for Spelling Shed/Maths Shed; and some have not logged on at all. It’s quite disappointing, so if you’re using these online resources, tell your Year 6 friends they should too.

I will be in touch with another task soon!

Mrs Cole


Tuesday 21 April 2020

Afternoon Year 6, It’s been a gorgeously sunny day, so I hope you’ve made the most of it and got some fresh air – your brain needs it! As promised, I have published some answers for your SATs buster books (reading, then grammar, then my/Miss O’Hara’s group, then Mrs ST group). I am hoping you’re filling your jotter with lots of planning and writing whist you’re off. I would like to see these books on your return to school. So, with this in mind, over the next 4/5 days, I would like you write two things, see below.

  • Create a poem with the title ‘Lost’ (don’t forget metaphors, similes, alliteration, onomatopoeia, personification, rhythm and all other poetry features)
  • Complete this story/chapter: Lightening tore through the sky, blinding him as it flickered in and out. As the heavens opened…

Send them through and I’ll post on this site.

Take care, Mrs Cole


Monday 20 April 2020

Afternoon Year 6, I hope you had a lovely weekend and enjoyed the good weather. How many of you have completed their time capsule?

I am super pleased with Divine who has been using Spelling Shed and Maths Shed a lot – A prize for you when we’re back at school Divine! The following people have been on four times this last week: Aaron, Liam, Maira, Aliyah and Believe – keep it up guys! The remainder of the class need to make some improvements as you don’t want to let spelling or times tables slip – you need them both for life! Only 7 children have logged onto Times Tables Rockstars – well done those 7. But very sad about the rest of the class – come on Year 6!

I would like you to use this daily learning from BBC bitesize. It is a fantastic addition to your other learning and even better that there are videos, quizzes and it’s split into days so that you have a little bit to do each day. Get learning, it’s important to keep up to date with new learning but also use the knowledge you have already gained, you will need it for the remainder of Year 6 but also, very importantly, for Year 7. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-lessons/1

I’ll be back with answers for the previously set work very soon!

Mrs Cole


Tuesday 14 April 2020

Hello, Year 6, I hope you’re all well and had a lovely Easter with your families. I expect you managed to eat your own weight in chocolate, and I hope you said a prayer for those close to you and for our community. Mass is very strange at the moment; I have been watching my priest say mass whilst in my bedroom – but of course God is always with us, wherever we might be.

I have a challenge for you. See below the Time Capsule sheets. If you can print, then fill in and hide somewhere to be found in a years’ time (or longer). It will remind you of this time and you’ll see how things have changed. If you can’t print it, then maybe create your own using these headings and questions.

Be in touch soon!

Mrs Cole     Time Capsule

Thursday 9 April (Maundy Thursday)

Hi Y6, I hope you’ve made those Easter cards (see my daughter’s below). I was delighted to see the sun and have spent lots of time in the garden this week. Because I love decorating, my house is now looking very ‘Easter-y’ (I’ve posted a picture below) and I have bought too many chocolate Easter eggs, they might even last until we return to school! Even if you don’t do much schoolwork this week, please do keep reading. The link below takes you to a book on coronavirus, different to the one we read in school, certainly worth reading.

Happy Easter if I don’t get chance before Sunday!

Mrs Cole


I will issue answers for the next 3 reading comps (The Lost Diary of Snow White, The Yellow Train and David Copperfield) and for Grammar (pages 6,7,8,9,10,11) and Maths (pages 6,7,8,9,10,11) and Maths Mrs ST (pages 6,7,8,9,10).

Monday 6 April 2020

Strangely, we were due to break up last Friday for our Easter Holidays. We would certainly have made some creative Easter cards to take home; now you’re going to have to get creative using your own fabulous imagination, looking on the internet or asking your friends (using tech of course!)

I hope every parent receives a card from you (please) and be kind, make an extra one and post it through your neighbour’s door. I sent some, that the few children who were in school one day created, to the care home (the one mini vinnie’s sometimes visit) and we received a thank you on Twitter – how lovely!

Here’s some ideas, but you’ll find loads searching yourself.

Mrs Cole


Friday 3 April 2020

Hello, Year 6! I hope you’re well and are reading lots. If you have completed the books you took home, try your Bug Club books, Miss O’Hara set two each before we left school. As promised, please find answers below for the tasks I set at the start of the week. Since I do not have a copy of one of the books (Grammar) I will put the answers I believe they are, but if a Y6 is in next week, please bring your copy in and ask the teacher to send me a photo of the book. Thank you! I have had to copy the page so there are a few answers for pages 6/7 in the maths part. I’ll sort this for next time!

For Joe’s workout this morning, I dressed up as Anna and my daughter as Elsa. I loved dress-up Friday, hope he does it again!

Pig Heart Boy

  1. “Now there’s a surprise!” OR “I wonder what they’re arguing about today.”
  2. “It burnt like a laser.”
  3. To show that Cam’s mum stressed those words when she spoke. It also helped show that she was angry with Cam’s dad for making up his mind about the pig heart treatment without her.
  4. The dialogue makes it seem like real life. It helps the reader get to know the characters and about how Cam’s parents feel.
  5. Angry – with parents for making decisions about his Upset – about his parents arguing a lot.
  6. Yes – because his own heart doesn’t work properly – he can’t even run up the stairs. Yes – if he has the transplant he can have a normal life. OR No – he should wait for a human heart because a pigs night have complications. No – Cam’s mum said it could deform him.

The Story of My Life

  1. Written in first person. Is about events of her life.
  2. It means Helen’s blindness. Because she can’t see, there’s only darkness.
  3. Because she remembered waving to guests before her illness.
  4. Because Helen knew safe would get what she wanted if she kicked the nurse. Helen also felt angry and frustrated at not being able to speak and this was how she let out her anger.
  5. Helen kicked her so she probably didn’t like her. She was probably scared of Helen because Helen says that Martha nearly always did what Helen wanted to do.
  6. An answer that gives examples of how your life would change, with reasons.

Challenge: Research a famous deaf or blind (or both) person, read about their life and how they overcame their disability. Write me a biography to post on the website. You could post it to school or email it.

Maths – Miss O’Hara and Mrs Cole’s




30 March 2020:

Year 6, I hope you’re all well and that you’re looking after younger siblings and your parents. Despite some of you thinking this would be a nice extended holiday, I’m sure many of you are a little bit bored at times.

I do hope you’re making use of what’s available to you. Remember to do PE with Joe Wicks (aka The Body Coach) at 9am each school day. Log onto Spelling Shed, Maths Shed and compete with each other on Timetables Rock stars (just phone school for your login and password).

I will update you during the week and will publish answers to some of the learning you should have tackled by now.

Please have completed by Friday 2nd April:

English Comprehension          Pig Heart Boy and The Story of My Life

Grammar                                 Pages 2, 3, 4, 5

Maths                                      Pages 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

 Sustainability and Plastic assignment by Believe 


The Devils Marbles by Danielle T


You have 15 marbles.

This is equivalent to 15 curses.

15 people who annoy you.

But this also means 15 souls belonging to The Devil Himself…

Being disrespected and annoyed is practically a part of Annette’s daily routine. Until she is given the chance to change it all…with the help of 15 marbles. Before she realises what she has done, it is too late.

Or is it?

Will she be able to save those 15 souls?

Or will they belong to The Devil.




Devil’s Marbles

A Mystery Novel, by Believe J

“I’m going to need killer Devil’s marbles, the world-destroying Devil’s marbles.”

The night of the funeral changes everything for Emma Cromwell, a 17-year-old top -secret detective from Tristan da Cunha.

One moment, she is discussing non-breakable old coins with her giving lover, Phil Willis; the next, watching with horror as blood-thirsty evil agents stab each other.

She knows these evil spies came from Oymyakon, Russia, where she had been captured in her last vacation. She can’t prove it – at least not without some killer Devil’s Marbles.

The caring, brave woman knew that her generous life is over. She is in a dangerous quest, where she needs to find and destroy the marbles as the hero who will save the world from the killer spies.

However, Emma finds herself troubled by her generous ideals and becomes overwhelmed with moral questions. Will her conscience allow her to do whatever is needed to stop the evil spies?