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Year 6: 
Please email your clips to the class email:

Please email them by Monday 13th July

Thank you!

Suggested activities for w/c 6th July

Note: We have no expectations for submitting work - the work below is a recommended option available for you to use if you would like. 

If you would like to share any completed work, do so  by taking a photograph/scan and email it to us at 

It would also be great to hear from all of you whether submitting work to not, just to let us know what you have been doing to keep busy and how you are feeling! Because we do care! 

The above email address will be checked regularly during the usual school day hours.


Welcome back Class 5! 

This half-term we start a new topic... Exotic Extinction

Hello Class 5! 

I hope you are all safe and well! 

This week is the penultimate week of home learning - just 12 school days left!

 You have all continued to be great over the past week, I have received some truly fantastic work. It is lovely to hear that you have also enjoyed seeing each others work on here. I am so proud of all the work you have been doing both at home and in school. 

This past week, I have been keeping busy looking after my daughter - lots of walks and visiting places. I am also beginning to think my poor cat Winnie is very excited for my daughter to go back to nursery - as you can see in the photos below... she has the face of a cat who wants the house to herself again! (I should do a caption competition with that face...)


What have you been up to? I did not hear from that many of you last week (cry face) - but I know that is because you're planning to get in touch this week :) So I look forward to that.

I hope you all have a lovely week doing whatever it is you are doing, I look forward to all of your emails, if you would like a phone-call at any point this week you can also let me know about this via the class email, 

Thank you,  

Mr Self  

PS. Year 6 - please remember to send in your goodbye video clips as soon as you can please and thank you! 

Brilliant work from those in Class 5

Year 6 Transition activity: Other people's experiences: 

Discussing Racism:

The word 'racism' is quite uncomfortable for many. It shouldn't be. 

I imagine most of you also find it an uncomfortable word. You may feel this way because you are afraid of saying the wrong thing or causing offence. You may feel this way because you don't feel educated on racism or perhaps it is because you always hear the word attached to very negative news / thoughts. 

The word has been very much in the news over the past month, so I thought it was important to discuss openly. 

Below are a few tasks I would like you to try with a parent or teacher in you are in school. 

I have attached the meanings to the very bottom of the class page. After trying to explain in your own words - have a read what they really mean. 


For maths please visit 

Once you have reached the website please scroll down to 'Summer term Week 8!'  You then have a video for each lesson and a worksheet. Begin with 'Lesson 1: Solving two-step equations'.  

Worksheets and Answer pages are now attached to bottom of this page for you to download. if you scroll all the way to the bottom, you'll see them!  


Maths – Number Challenges!

COUNTDOWN challenge:

Just like we do in school, play alone or with siblings / family. 

Give yourself a 3 digit number target and 6 numbers. Use one or two big numbers e.g. 25, 50, 75 or 100. and 4 or 5 small numbers 1-10.

There is also an online version if you wish:

You could even try the 'word' version on the link.

Number fluency tasks: 

1) Using a dice, randomly generate a list of six digits e.g. 4, 2, 6, 5, 5, 1. (Just choose six if you have no dice).

Using just the six numbers available, what is the greatest and smallest total you can make? You can use the four operations, but only use each number once, and you must use all six digits. 

For example, 6554 - 21 = 6533 - Can I make a larger number than this? Perhaps I could use multiplication?

2) Play countdown as we do in class.

Choose 2 large numbers e.g. 10, 25, 50, 75 or 100

And 4 small numbers 1-9. 

Give yourself a 3 digit number to aim for and see how close you can get! 

Log in to MyMaths and have a go at some of the challenges / games. 



ROARING Haikus!!!

A long, long time ago when we were reading 'The Lorax' together (in a place called a classroom) you all made some brilliant Haikus. This week I would like you to make some dinosaur / extinction haiku poems. 

Remember a Haiku is a Japanese poem that contains 17 syllables. The poem consists of 3 lines - following the pattern 5 - 7 - 5.  

Line 1: 5 Syllables 

Line 2: 7 Syllables 

Line 3: 5 Syllables

My attempt / example (I am sure you can do better):

In our land before,

Giants, hunting, roaming free, 

Roar, roar dinosaur!

I chose to do a poem about dinosaurs in general, however you may choose to focus on one particular species e.g. the Saber tooth tiger? Or perhaps a haiku message about saving a species / conservation. Be creative - use what you have been learning these past few weeks. 

I recommend you come up with 4 or 5 haikus. You can then choose your favourite and on half a page of A4 write it out again neat and add some pictures / make it look wonderful! 

SPAG: Section F - 'behind the door,' should be underlined!


Attached in the files at the bottom of this page are Year 5, 6 spelling word searches. Download and print if possible and try your best! 


You should be doing some form of reading every day. Even if it is just one page. Read a book, an article online, instructions to baking a cake, cooking a meal? 


Topic: Exotic Extinction (Class 4 & 5) 

Task 1)

Venn sort: 

Your first challenge this week is to research and sort dinosaurs based on their diet. Use a Venn diagram like below. 

Task 2: 

Food chains: 

Using what you have found above. Can you draw up a dinosaur food chain. Use the image below of food chains for inspiration: 

Notice the direction of the arrows. The corn is eaten by the rat, the rat is eaten by the owl. 


Class 4 children: If you would also like to email Mr. Self your work - you're welcome to.

Art / DT (2 week task). 

Design a board game. 

2020 has been a very strange year. The world was in lockdown. But who knows if 2021 will be the same? (I am sure it won't be).. .

Just incase... it is best to be prepared. So, your task is to design the next big board game! 

You will need to plan / design the game. It needs to be a game for the whole family - ready for another lockdown!

There are hundreds of board games out there, so yours has to stand out. Think about a USP (unique selling point), something that makes it 'different' (perhaps it's social distancing friendly? - that is actually a great idea, I should copyright that...). Your board game will need a name, a slogan? Perhaps even a poster advert? You can take this as far as you want. The game will also need some instructions. 

If you are able to build / make a prototype - fantastic. It would be great if we could play some of your games in September! But if you can't, a carefully labelled diagram of the game would also be great. 

Possible order of tasks: 
1. Create a mind map of ideas. Things you enjoy, types of game etc. 
2. Decide on a game (you can add as you go)
3. Think of a name / slogan.
4. Create a poster advert.
5. Draw up your labelled diagram / blueprints 
6. Make your board game. 
7. Try it out with friends / family


RE – Buddhism

The Buddha taught meditation as an essential tool for Buddhists to use to achieve enlightenment. All Buddhists do this differently, but they all believe it allows them to be mindful of themselves and the world around them in a calming way.

Have a go at some meditation!


Find a quiet place where you can do your meditation. See if you can allow 5 minutes for the practice.

1. Take your seat. Sit cross-legged on a cushion or on the floor. Make sure you are comfortable.

2. Find your sitting posture. Place your hands palms-down on your thighs and sit in an upright posture. With your eyes open, let your gaze rest comfortably as you look slightly downward.

3. Notice and follow your breath. Place your attention on your out-breath, while remaining aware of your environment. Be with each breath as the air goes out through your mouth and nostrils and dissolves into the space around you.

4. Note the thoughts and feelings that arise. Whenever you notice that a thought or feeling has taken your attention away from the breath, just say to yourself, “thinking,” and return to following the breath.

5. End your session after your allotted time. There! You’ve just meditated!

Did it work? Would you adapt it to make it personal for you? Would soft music help or hinder you? Some Buddhists like certain smells to help them.

There are other ways of becoming mindful. You could find some mindfulness colouring pictures to have a go at.

Fun Science Experiment 1:

Egg Drop:
What to test:

Which materials best protect the egg when dropped from a height.


Boiled eggs Ziploc bags

Materials to test – cotton wool, cous cous, rice, bubble wrap, paper, cloth?

Points to consider:

What variables do you need to keep constant to make the experiment as accurate as possible?

Variables to keep constant:

Height to drop the egg

Force at which to drop the egg 

Amount of material to test – this is a tricky one. You could draw a line on the bag and filled to the same height with each material?

Placement of the egg – if the egg was on the bottom of the bag it wouldn’t be cushioned so try to make sure the egg is in the middle of the material you are testing.

Surface on which to drop the egg – this should be the same

Variable to change:

The material used to cushion the egg.


1. Place your material to test in a ziploc bag, add the egg and make sure it’s completely covered by the test material.

2. Hold the bag at the top as high as you can and drop the bag. Check the egg for damage.

3. Repeat for each material, if the egg cracks use a new egg for the next test.

4. Discuss results - what did you find?

5. Eat the egg if clean...?


Fun Science Experiment 2:

  • Extra Experiments:

    Does the temperature of the milk have any effect?
    Try whole milk and skim milk.
    Sprinkle pepper on the milk before you add the soap, what happens to the pepper?

D.T. Challenge:

Build yourself a DIY dinosaur. 

Rummage in your recycling bin for milk bottles / lids, egg boxes, plastic bottles or cereal boxes and be creative with it. 

You can then decorate and accessorise however you wish.. 

Can you make your own RecycleRoar? 


  • Create a work out of your own, a circuit or an obstacle course in the garden.
  • Continue to practise a skill or a new sporting skill: 


Why not take this opportunity to learn a language? There is a great app called Duolingo if you have access.

Note: Extra activities, that you may wish to use at any time can be found below. There are also files attached at the very bottom with extra home learning resources. Thank you.

Answers to Racism task: 

Ideas for use at any time

Learning Activities Year 5

Ideas to support your Year 5 child:

  • Read lots of different types of texts and discuss them
  • Estimate the area and perimeter of the rooms in your house
  • Write a story including direct speech and parenthesis
  • Create different fractions using everyday objects, then record and compare them
  • Practise Y5/6 spelling words
  • Recap specific grammatical terminology
  • Practise multiplying 4 digit numbers by 1 or 2 digit numbers
  • Practise dividing 4 digit numbers by a 1 digit numbers
  • Read, write, order and compare decimals, for example money
Practical ideas for Y5 home learning pack see PDF files at the bottom of the page
Learning Activities Year 6

Ideas to support your Year 6 child:

  • Recap specific grammatical terminology
  • Practise spellings from the Y5/6 word list and put them in sentences
  • Read lots of different types of texts and discuss them
  • Practise calculating using all 4 written methods of calculation (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division)
  • Explore equivalences between fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Practise calculations using fractions and decimals
  • Find fractions and percentages of amounts
Practical ideas for Y6 home learning pack see PDF files at the bottom of the page
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