Y6 Learning At Home

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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:

I’m so glad that the 15th is here and some of you will be coming back to school! I can’t wait to start teaching those of you in the Y6 ‘bubble’ again- it will be so good to see you!

For those of you who won’t be coming back to school I don’t want you to worry. I’m still just an email away for all of you! I will still be setting work and checking my inbox regularly for work/questions from you all.

Sadly this does mean an end to the zoom chats- I can’t access them at work- but I will still be trying to make phone calls to talk to all of you each week.

I hope you are all staying safe and that I’ll be able to see all of you before the end of term! 

Take care,

Mr Minchin



For science this week I would like you to continue your work on light. Again there are two lessons for you to complete for your science this week.

Firstly I would like you to look at the human eye and how it enables us to see. As many of you know, we need light in order to see what’s around us but I want you to find out about the intricacies of the human eye. Once you’ve completed some research about this I would like you to sketch and label a diagram of the human eye with an explanation about how it works. Some links to help are as follows:





For the second part of your science work this week you will be looking at the process of photosynthesis. This is a process that involves light as well. I would like you to create a short PowerPoint presentation on the process of photosynthesis, explaining what it is and why it is so important. Light also isn’t the only thing needed for this process to work properly- make sure you check what the other ‘ingredients’ needed for photosynthesis are!






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!




Thank you to lots of you who emailed over your fact files about your secondary schools! I’m glad that many of you took the time to complete this important activity.

For your PSHE work this week I would like you to consider friendship groups at your new school. Presenting your work as a spider diagram, I would like you think about existing friend networks and different ways you will be able to make new friends after your move to Y7. Think of all the different ways you’ll be able to meet new people!

For lots of you this was a worry from the activity I set two weeks ago so think outside the box! Which different groups of people do you think there will be in which you can form new friendships?

I look forward to seeing what you come up with!




Last week you began to work on the Feast of the Sacred Heart, looking at the symbolism behind the image of the Sacred Heart and even doing some artwork around this Feast!

For your first RE session this week I would like you to write a prayer about the Feast of the Sacred Heart- remember, this is when we think really carefully about Jesus' physical heart and His undying love for us; these should be features of your prayer!

As your second activity I would like you to create a craft project based on The Sacred Heart! There are several ideas on Google but I would like you to put your own twist on these. The Feast is on the 19th June so it would be nice to upload some work to Twitter in celebration of this.


Sacred Heart Of Jesus Stock Illustration - Download Image Now - iStock



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!

Maths worksheets have also been sent to your email addresses for you to complete- these are in line with what we are doing in class this week so use them to keep your maths work sharp!



Your English for this week is a specific research/narrative writing task. This is the same activity that we will be doing throughout the week in class so you can send them over later in the week to see how you compare to your classmates!

First of all I would like you to research the mystery of The Mary Celeste using the following links:




This is an unsolved mystery from over 100 years ago so read carefully about the details of the story.

Using the modelled writing I would then like you to plan, draft and rewrite a narrative pretending to be one of the men who discovered the Mary Celeste, without a soul on board, off the coast of Portugal. Read the modelled writing carefully and use this to base your work on!

Mary Celeste - modelled writing



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.  

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

Mr Minchin


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