Y6 Learning At Home

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Returning To School - Help & Advice 

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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.

A note from Mr Minchin:

This will be the final week of home learning for some of you as we will be opening the doors of St Catherine’s once again on the 1st June 2020 (as things stand). I, for one, can’t wait to see you all again and be back in the classroom together! I’ve missed each of you during this unprecedented period of lockdown and have been so proud of the way you’ve all coped and carried on in difficult circumstances. I feel angry and sad that we’ve been robbed of 10 weeks together in class, however, that means that for the remaining weeks in school (all seven of them) I will endeavour to make them as exciting as possible and hopefully give you all that ‘end of Y6’ experience!

I will not be setting any home learning over the course of the half term week- you’ve earned a break and we will need to recharge our batteries before returning to school.


I look forward to seeing you all in person soon!

Mr T Minchin



As your geography for this week you will be continuing your work on mountain environments. I would like you to research the financial impact that ‘famous’ mountains can have on their localities. For example, how does the tourism attracted by Mount Everest impact on the surrounding area of Nepal? The same could be said for Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania- does anybody local benefit from the geography of these mountains? Do they provide jobs? Much needed revenue from tourism? On the opposite side of this, are there any drawbacks from having the mountains in a locality? You may wish to present this as a PowerPoint or as a fact file, I don’t mind!



Your science for this week will last for the entire ‘school week’ (Monday-Friday). As we are working on diet during this topic, I would like you all to keep a food diary. In this diary I would like you to log every drink, snack and meal (yes, every single one!). At the end of the week I would like you to work out how many different food groups you ate from and how regularly- this could be presented as a tally chart, bar chart or even a pie chart!

I would also like you to try and calculate the calorie intake for each day (this would be easier to do after each meal and just add it up on Friday). On which day did you consume the most calories? Do you snack more at particular times?

In your diary I would also like you to make a note of any exercise you do and for how long- this is important when you send your work over to me… I won’t give away why just yet.



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! I’ve stopped being emailed these unfortunately. Please remember to send over the doodles that you are doing!



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




For D&T this week I’m setting a virtual shopping task- PLEASE DO NOT ORDER ANYTHING! I’m giving each of you a virtual £50 limit to shop for five main dishes. You will need to come up with a list of dishes, a list of ingredients then go online to your supermarket of choice and plan out which items you can/cannot afford to buy with a limit of £50… I’m not even allowing 1p over! These dishes will hopefully be influenced by some of the videos you’ve seen previously in the topic, or even by some of the cooking you’ve been doing! When you’ve completed this task if you send over your dishes, ingredients and the cost of your VIRTUAL shopping then I will check it all seems reasonable! Good luck!

As an extension activity I would like you to find me the cheapest supermarket to shop for your five dishes. Maybe choose three and go from there.




At the end of this month (the 30th to be precise) we will be celebrating the feast of Pentecost. I know you will have heard the story of Pentecost before but I've attached a Youtube video to refresh your memory, though it is a little childish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMQKy1Mx49M 

Once you have watched the video I would like you to write a diary entry as one of the apostles on the night of Pentecost. Think of the following:

How did you feel in the room? Before/during/after the wind and fire?

What will you do with your new gift?

How are you feeling about it all? Why?

Do you have any concerns about spreading God's word?

NOBODY sent this RE last week so I'm leaving it on for this week. If you did complete this task then I would like you to complete some artwork based around the feast of Pentecost. This could be paintings or drawings of the apostles, a comic strip of what happened or any other type of art- be creative!





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 for this week is, once again, split into three sections: Reading, Writing and SPAG. I’ve emailed over the reading and the SPAG activities for you and, as in previous weeks, your written task will centre around something from the Literacy Shed website.

For your written task I would like you to follow the given link and watch the video ‘Ruckus’. I would like you to rewrite this short animation as an action-packed narrative set in the third person. I know some of it is a little farfetched but I’m sure that if you take your time and draft your writing carefully then the finished article will be a fantastic piece of written work!


Once you’ve finished the written task I would like you to answer the following two questions linked to this video:


  1. What do you think the moral of this story is?
  2. How do you know?



 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


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