Week Commencing 4th May 2020

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.



As many of you may now know, the first people to climb to the summit of the world’s tallest mountain (Mount Everest) were Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzig Norgay. I would like you to research the life of Sir Edmund Hillary using the following links before writing a diary entry as him a day before he planned to reach the summit of Everest. What did he imagine would change in his life? Why? How had the journey been thus far? What hardships had he faced? You may also wish to create a short fact file about the New Zealander to help with your knowledge of him on his journey.






To continue our work on diet I would like you to research the organs in the human body that help with digestion. Once you’ve found out which organs these are I would like you to label a human body with these organs (just the location where they can be found) alongside a brief description of what each organ does. You may then also create a fact file about the digestive organs, what they do and how we can keep them healthy!






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!




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



Similarly to art, I’ve not been sent many people’s DT work from last week. With the Great British dishes that you created I would like you to write a set of instructions about what you did, including the equipment, timings and pictures. This will read like a recipe so if you have any cookbooks at home read through these to get a feel for the style of writing. I’ve left last week’s on there as I haven’t seen these from everybody yet- please make sure you’re having a go at them! For this week’s DT I would like you to research a Great British starter, main and desert and the origins of these meals- where did the influences come from? When were they first eaten?



Last week, on April 29th, we celebrated the feast of St Catherine of Siena- the patron saint of our school. For your RE work this week I would firstly like you to create a PowerPoint presentation about the life of St Catherine of Siena; as we would in school, start by Googling facts about St Catherine (for kids) and maybe create a spider diagram about these in different sections- early life, adulthood etc.- following this, you can begin to put together your PowerPoint. Remember to including animations and transitions on your slides before emailing it over.

For the second part of your RE this week I would like you to research the parish of St Catherine of Siena and create an informative poster about it (one side of A4). We did some of this in class earlier this year so I'm expecting great things!  



For your maths work this week I would like you to use the White Rose Hub daily lessons that are on the school website. If you’re finding these too easy then there is the option to access some of the Y7 activities as an extension! Alongside this please keep making your ‘cheat sheets’ like last week- these will be really useful for when we return to school!



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 this week I would like you to plan, draft and write a persuasive argument about whether or not children should be allowed to go back to school. This should be aimed at members of parliament so you will need to consider the register and tone of your writing. How would you want the politicians to feel reading your argument? I’m happy for the arguments to be balanced or heavily weighted to one side (going back or not going back) the choice is yours! When you’ve got your finished argument I would like you to email them over to me. You can find loads of persuasive openers and techniques on the following link:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks1-ks2-how-to-write-a-persuasive-text/zkcfbdm but there are loads more of resources just an internet search away!


 Any questions then feel free to ask. Remember you can send me any artwork/English/Geography or anything you’re really pleased with. If you’re struggling with work or want me to mark it then similarly you can email this over for feedback.  Remember: This week is the first week that Zoom meetings will be taking place so please check your email inboxes!

Keep safe and hopefully I’ll see you all soon!

Mr Minchin



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.