Y6 Learning At Home

Lessons and Messages from Mr Minchin  x

Remember! There's lots more activities to keep you out of mischief on the  LEARNING AT HOME page! ENJOY!

ZOOM TIMETABLE - please see info at bottom of page 

Year Six pupils, this will be the timetable for you to follow from now on whilst you’re learning from home. Every morning I would like you to check your emails for resources that I will send over, as well as instructions for things that you can do in English writing and some other subjects.



In Geography this half term we were going to be learning all about mountain environments. To introduce you to this topic I would like you firstly to spider-diagram everything you already know about mountains and the environment on/around mountains- this could include names of mountains, locations of mountains, animals and plants that exist on mountains and how they generate tourism/localities for people to live in. Following this, I would like you to research a famous mountain (Everest, Kilimanjaro, etc.) and create a fact file about it; your fact file could be word processed, or hand written with some accompanying artwork. This can all then be emailed over to me.



As part of our science topic we will be looking at ‘animals including humans’ with a specific focus on diet. I would like you to spider-diagram what you already know about diet and the effect it can have on the human body. ‘Diet’ includes everything we ingest for this topic- from food and drink to other lifestyle choices (such as smoking); your work can include food groups and why different food groups benefit human beings in different ways as well as why we shouldn’t solely eat from one food group. See what you already know and email this over to me!




You’ve been given the links for two coding websites. Do these to keep your coding skills sharp!





For the timetable this week I’ve added D&T for you all. In our D&T topic we would have been looking at Great British Dishes (albeit later in the year). I would like you to choose a Great British Dish (and I’m not giving any clues as to what these might be) and have a go at creating this with some supervision from adults at home. You might choose to bake a dish, help to cook dinner or try a cold dish… it all depends on the dish you choose. Try to photograph each stage of the cooking process and keep these for next week when you will be using them to write instructions about what you did! Please do not make a special trip to the shop for ingredients! If there is nothing you can use then I’d prefer you to write instructions from a YouTube video. Alternatively, research the ingredients before your parents do the weekly shop and add these things to the list!



As many of you will know, this Wednesday (23rd April) is the feast day of St George, the patron saint of England. I would like you to research St George, make notes about him and his life and then use these to write a report about him (this will take longer than an hour but you have two hours of RE timetabled to use). Your report should include sub-headings, pictures and loads of non-fiction information! Remember: The report should be the same quality of work you would produce at school! Once this is finished, the reports should be emailed to Mr Minchin. Some websites to use:



https://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/christianity/saints/george_1.shtml This one is really detailed!




Alongside the pack of work for mathematics you also have MyMaths, TT Rock Stars and Classroom Secrets to help keep your maths skills sharp. Make sure you’re using these too! There are additional maths sheets on the Y6 website page (which were also emailed to you) so look for these too!

Arithmetic Test 8 (1)

Arithmetic Test 8 (2)

Arithmetic Test 9 (1)

Arithmetic Test 9 (2)

Mixed Reasoning 1

Mixed Reasoning 2



Your English work is again split into 3 different parts: Reading, Writing and SPAG. For your reading and SPAG tasks there are some comprehension activities up on the Y6 page of the website (which have also been emailed over) that will need to be completed. However, for your written task I would like you to look at the images below. Choosing one of the pictures, I would like you to draft and write a story about that image. You might think about the back story of the picture, why are you/your character there? What are you looking for? Why? Were you sent there? What will you encounter there? The possibilities are endless! This written work will need to be emailed to me at the end of the week.

Mixed Reading 1

Mixed Reading 2

Mixed SPAG 



Art will be the continued doodle challenge- some of the ones I’ve been sent are excellent and I’m very jealous I can’t draw that well! The second doodle challenge has also been sent over to you all so use these for your artwork as well!

Click here for The Doodle Challenge!

As an additional challenge I would like you to recreate a famous piece of artwork as shown in the examples. These three are the Mona Lisa (Leonardo Da Vinci), Starry Night (Vincent Van Gogh) and The Scream (Edvard Munch) but you can choose any famous piece of art! Once you’ve done this I would like you to research the chosen artist and make a collage of his/her famous artwork on the computer with some facts about them. Again, this will need to be emailed to Mr Minchin.

Some other artists you may use: Rembrandt, Monet, Picasso, Dali, Warhol, Klimt- the list is endless!


Zoom Timetable

All Zoom meetings will take place at 11:00 on the given days. I will email the link/password for each meeting the night before so that you are able to access it. If you cannot attend the meeting for whatever reason, please email me and let me know! Any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!


I’m still waiting on the email addresses from certain people. If you have not emailed me the parents’ email address you’ve used to sign up to Zoom then I will not be able to admit you to the meetings. Please do this asap!


Can I also remind you of the rules I’ve set for all Zoom chats:

  • No 1:1 lessons should take place, groups only.
  • Staff and children must wear suitable clothing, as should anyone else in the household.
  • Any computers used should be in appropriate areas, for example, not in bedrooms; and where possible be against a neutral background.
  • Lessons should take place in a quiet environment as to avoid unnecessary disruption to the lesson
  • Videos may be muted for both pupils and staff if other children in the household become unsettled or cause a disruption
  • Language must be professional and appropriate, including any family members in the background.