Week Commencing 1st March 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 for our mathematics work we will be learning about geometry and, more specifically, area and perimeter. We will begin the week by learning about the area and perimeter of squares and rectangles, before moving on to learn about how to calculate the area of a triangle. As we have World Book Day this week, there are only four mathematics lessons for the week but, as I have in previous weeks, I have uploaded the worksheets we will be using, some video clips to help and some useful links if you need any extra support! 


Monday 01.03.21- Shapes with the same area.pdf

Tuesday 02.03.21- Area and Perimeter.pdf

Wednesday 03.02.21- Area of a triangle.pdf

Friday 05.02.21- Area of a triangle (2).pdf

Useful video links:






And if you're still finding things difficult, the links below will be really helpful:







As you all know, this half term we have started reading Treasure Island by the Scottish author, Robert Louis Stevenson. Over the course of this week, we will be beginning to write our own Treasure Island inspired narratives using the text so far and some modelled examples. This week we also have World Book Day (Thursday 4th March), but I'm keeping those resources back as a surprise on the day! The resources for English lessons this week are below:


Monday 01.03.21- Inside the apple barrel pictures.pdf

Tuesday 02.03.21- Retrieval Questions.pdf

Treasure Island Modelled writing.pdf

Sentence Stems Treasure Island.pdf


Also, if you're enjoying the book so far, the following BBC Bitesize using animations to tell a watered-down version. See what you think!




In order to continue with our work on Lent this week, we will be looking at some of the parables that Jesus told and will also be completing some bible work. We will begin by learning about the parable of the sheep and goats and discuss what it means to Catholics across the world. Later in the week we will be learning about the rich man and Lazarus. The links below will be used for our lessons this week.


Sheep and Goats Bible Work.pdf





  To continue our work on evolution and inheritance this half term, we will be learning about the work of an extremely famous scientist: Charles Darwin. We will be using some time to research this scientist this week before learning about his discoveries on the Galapagos Islands in South America. Later in the week, we will be making keys in order to explore his discoveries in more detail. 


Charles Darwin FactFile.pdf

Darwin aboard the HMS Beagle.pdf

Darwin PowerPoint.ppt

Darwin's Finches.pub



We will be continuing to learn about the Ancient Greeks this week. As part of our topic, we will be comparing the Greek way of life to other cultures; this week it will be comparing the Greeks with the Romans. We will be exploring how the Greeks lived using a web app to focus on housing and entertainment!


Housing and Entertainment comparison sheet.pdf

Mozaik3D Install Help.pdf


The following link contains 10 excellent lessons from the National Oak Academy. If you're enjoying the topic and want to find out more then click the link below!





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