Week Commencing 1st February 2021

Y6 Remote Learning

Lessons and Messages from Mr Minchin

Returning To School - Help & Advice 


SEN Resources - Please find some resources and links that may be useful when supporting your child at home with their learning.


Y6 Remote Learning Timetable:








Meet together on MS Teams for morning prayer, updates, daily notices & PSHE discussions














Class Story


Home Readers


Class Story









 Meet on teams for PSHE/Wellbeing discussion as a whole class






Hi Y6, 

The above is a timetable that we will be following whilst we’re in this new period of lockdown. This format will be slightly different from the last time (when we were isolating) as I will still be in school with some of your classmates and will be teaching live from the classroom! 

As it was before, it's important that you are ready for each session on time and with the correct equipment; some of you collected exercise books from school when they were offered to you so please use them as much as possible! Each session will also need a pen/pencil, a ruler and any other stationary you can think of! Remember to check the timetable too as you will need some kind of PE kit for PE sessions! 

Although working on Microsoft Teams won't be the same as when we're together in class, I know from experience how good you are at home learning. It may be a difficult few weeks away from your classmates but I'm sure we will all be together again soon! 

Take care everyone, 

Mr Minchin




This week in maths we will be completing our work on percentages before we begin the dreaded algebra!! We will start by looking at simple rules and formulae before moving on to substitution at the end of the week! As always, the majority the worksheets are uploaded below (there will be others on Microsoft Teams) and I've included some handy links that will enhance your understanding even more!


Monday Maths- Missing Values.pdf

Tuesday Maths- One Function.pdf

Wednesday Maths- Two Functions.pdf

Thursday Maths- Forming Expressions.pdf

Friday Maths- Substitution.pdf


Helpful video links:







Finding some things difficult? Try reading these links from MyMaths and Oak Academy to support you with your learning! 








For our English work this week we will be beginning a new topic: Non-Chronological Reports. To start the week off, we will be writing our 'Cold Task', as always, before we move on to looking at the features and purpose of this type of writing. Moving towards the end of the week, we will be starting to research our own topics in order to inform our non-fiction writing next week! The links below will support your learning throughout the week, alongside the online lessons on Microsoft Teams!


Analysing Reports.pdf

Blank Non-Fiction Grid 03.02.21.pdf

New Note Making Grid Non-Fiction.pdf

Useful websites weather research.pdf

Volcanoes Modelled opener.pdf


Check out the useful links below to develop your understanding of non-chronological reports: 






In RE this week, we will be continuing to think about our upcoming Confirmation service. Last week, we started learning about the Gifts of the Holy Spirit; we will be building upon this at the start of the week before discussing the Fruits of the Holy Spirit later on. We will be thinking about which of the Fruits are easy and difficult to demonstrate, as well as which are most and least rewarding to show in our everyday lives. 


Gifts of the Spirit Resources.pdf

Model Gifts of the Holy Spirit PowerPoint.pptx

Fruits of the Holy Spirit.pdf

Fruits- Rewarding, Easy or Diffcult.pdf


Gospel Reading from Sunday 31.01.21

In the Gospel this week,  we hear about how Jesus was a great teacher. Let’s think about how important it is for everyone to get a chance to go to school and learn.


Mark 1: 21-28

Jesus and his disciples came to the town of Capernaum, and on the next Sabbath Jesus went to the synagogue and began to teach. The people who heard him were amazed at the way he taught, for he wasn't like the teachers of the Law; instead, he taught with authority.

Just then a man with an evil spirit came into the synagogue and screamed, “What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Are you here to destroy us? I know who you are — you are God's holy messenger!”

Jesus ordered the spirit, “Be quiet, and come out of the man!”

The evil spirit shook the man hard, gave a loud scream, and came out of him. The people were all so amazed that they started saying to one another, “What is this? Is it some kind of new teaching? This man has authority to give orders to the evil spirits, and they obey him!”

And so the news about Jesus spread quickly everywhere in the province of Galilee.



Jesus starts to teach in the temple, where the Jewish people went to pray. The people are surprised and impressed with the way he teaches. Why do you think that is?


The people in the temple believe what Jesus says and they trust him, more than the teachers they usually listen to. Why did they see Jesus as special? 

Jesus teaches the people through the stories he tells. But he also teaches them - and us - through the things he does. He lives out what he is teaching. Can you think of an example when Jesus teaches us through his actions? What does he want us to learn? 

Teachers are very important, they help us to learn about all sorts of things. What is your teacher’s name? What do they help you to learn? Who else helps you to learn? Family or friends perhaps? 

Many of us are not able to go to school at the moment because of coronavirus. How does that make you feel? 

Some children who live in poorer countries around the world do not have the chance to go to school even when coronavirus isn’t here. Can you think of reasons why that might be?


Some children live in places where it isn’t safe for them to travel to school or the school is too far away. Some children have to do jobs instead of going to school or they have to look after their little brothers and sisters while their mum and dad go to work. Some families cannot afford to pay the school fees or buy the uniforms or books their children need to go to school. 

Do you think it is fair that these children do not have the chance to learn?

What do you think can be done to help?




 Last week we began looking at the human respiratory system. At the beginning of this week, we will start by learning about the differences between respiration and breathing. Below is the concept cartoon that we will be looking at with some interesting points of view!


Breathing or Respiring Concept Cartoon.pdf


Later in the week, we will be learning about how diet, lifestyle, drugs and exercise can impact on human beings, both in terms of the positive and negative effects. Below are some really useful links that look at how the human body can change for better and worse in relation to these things:










This week we will be continuing our work on 'Extreme Earth'. After learning about earthquakes last week, we will be looking at volcanoes over the course of this week! We will be thinking about how volcanoes are formed, why they can be dangerous and how they can impact on the environments around them! The following links for worksheets will link to our learning in class this Wednesday; there are also some excellent video clips for you to watch to help develop your volcano knowledge!


Volcano Secondary Sources.pdf

What are Volcanoes?.pdf


Useful video links:







In school we have been looking at striking and fielding games for PE, with a focus on cricket. As we are unable to do this at home, once again we will be utilising the brilliant Joe Wicks and his 'PE With Joe' sessions. These are uploaded daily and 30 minutes of exercise per day is a very reasonable target! I've uploaded a few links for you to follow, though new sessions will continue to be uploaded.






Obviously you can do alternative forms of exercise at home! We are able to go for walks and runs or create our own HIIT circuits to complete alone, with siblings or even as a whole family! Please let me know what you've been doing to stay active at home! 




As you all know, this half term we have been learning about the language of coding. This 'language' has become global and could be the most important language in the future! Last week, we started coding using Javascript by programming our own dance party; this week we will be extending our knowledge of Javascript through some challenges online. Check out the links below and dive into the world of computer programming! 






Any questions then please feel free to ask! Please remember to send your work through at the end of each day so that I can check how you're getting on and maintain the brilliant progress you've made so far this year!!


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

Mr Minchin