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.



For science this week, I would like you to continue to think about a topic that has interested you over the course of your time in St Catherine’s- this could be plants, evolution, the solar system of anything else! I would like you to spend your second time this week creating a project about this! Be as creative as possible!




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!





During PSHE this week, I would like you to draft a short letter to your friends at St Catherine’s. Obviously we break up next week (unbelievable I know!) and for some of you this means that you won’t see some of your friends for a while. I would like you to write to them in order to summarise your time together here- what have you really enjoyed? What will you miss most? Do you intend to stay in touch? The choice is yours! 




As of September, you will all be put into new houses at secondary school. For most of you this will be a house named after a Catholic saint (for example Fisher at St Thomas’ is named after St John Fisher). I would like you to research the saint whose house you will be in!

If you’re not attending a Catholic secondary school then you can research one of the following saints that we will be using for the class saints at St Catherine’s next year:

  • St Maximilian Kolbe
  • St John Paul II
  • St Josephine Bakhita
  • St John Henry Newman




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 are 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!

I have also emailed over the maths sheets that we are working on in school this week! We will be working on percentages and ratio (topics that were chosen by your classmates) so have a go at those sheets as well. There is loads of maths to keep you busy this week!



For those of you who have not yet sent me your narratives about the Mary Celeste: these need to be finished and emailed to me as soon as possible. This was an assessment so I need to see what you’ve produced!

For your English this week I would firstly like you to finish off your work on the Mary Celeste- I’ve only seen one or two narratives and non-fiction texts so please get these finished as soon as possible.

Once you’ve finished these I would like you to write a letter to your future self- set out your hopes, dreams and aspirations as you prepare to transition to secondary school so that, hopefully, in a few years’ time you can reflect on these after having achieved everything you want to. Start by planning and drafting this letter, the write up can wait until next week.



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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