Year 6

Friday 3rd April 2020

Hello Year 6, well today marks two weeks since you were last at school...can you believe it? Today, we should have been breaking up for the Easter holidays and looking forward to two weeks off school! My, how things have changed! I will not be setting any daily tasks for the two weeks of the 'Easter break', however, if you are interested, I have a Easter holiday booklet, which is full of interesting and more creative activities for you to attempt, also there is some french work that Madam Elena has suggested you could do. Otherwise, I will be back as usual, updating the website with your daily tasks from Monday 20th April. 

English task for today - I hope you have enjoyed studying The Jabberwocky - at first this poem should have seemed completely incomprehensible. Now, however, after working through some of the set activities, you should have been able to translate the poem into modern day language. 

Click on the names to find out how some of the children interpreted the poem:

Ben      Zac     Lily  Molly

Today, I would like you to draw an image of what you think the Jabberwocky looks like. Label it with description from the poem, for example, "eyes of flame".

Once you have done this, watch the video clip of this poem. Does the image found in this video match yours? and

Also, scroll down, on this page, to November 22nd 2019 to my previous class' year 6 assembly. They performed a puppet show of the Jabberwocky. Did you interpret it the same as the previous year 6 class?

Maths task for today - I would like you to complete the final task for your angles work, found on the WhiteRose page. Lesson 5 - Calculating angles . Complete the set activity found alongside the video to support.

Extension - try this sheet

If you didn't manage to try the NRICH challenges yesterday, have a go, if you have time today.

A further challenge could be to produce an information page, helping younger children to measure and calculate angles.

Thursday 2nd April 2020

Good morning Year 6, how did you find 'The Jabberwocky' yesterday? From the emails I received, I think some of you may have found the poem difficult to understand, but that is good, believe it or not! This is because today it is going to get easier.

Your daily tasks in English and Maths are as follows:

English - Today, you are going to continue with your work from yesterday. Hopefully, you read the poem, answered some questions about it and began to think about what some of the nonsense words might mean.

Here is an explanation of some of the key words found in the poem. Read it carefully and replace each nonsense word (that you can) with a modern version. For example:

Brillig - 4 o'clock - It was 4 in the afternoon

This sheet describes portmanteau words - these can be found within the poem, but what are they?

Hopefully now, you understand what the Jabberwocky is about. Using all of this information, I would like you to rewrite this poem but a modern version.

Maths - How did you find measuring and calculating angles yesterday? I hope that the WhiteRose webpage is useful to your learning. Refer to lesson 4 today - Introduce angles. Complete the accompanying activity and finish any activities not completed yesterday.

If you want a challenge try these NRICH tasks - 1  2 3 4

Wednesday 1st April 2020

Hello again Year 6.

Your English task today is to write a 4000 word essay on the chemical processes found within the water cycle.


April fools....

Sorry, can you tell I have been stuck in the house for nearly two weeks now?! 

How are you all? Did you enjoy your English task yesterday? I received some excellent examples and would like to share two of them:

Molly   Eren  Thank you for including some useful advice.


Your daily tasks are:

English - Today, we are going to begin some work on the nonsense poem 'The Jabberwocky'.

1). Read The Jabberwocky poem What do you think it is about?

2). Now look again at this highlighted version of the poem. Answer the questions in the side column of the sheet.

3). Start to think about what you think the nonsense words found in the poem might mean. Fill in the sheet. Please use a dictionary if you have one, the internet might also help BUT try not to find a direct translation of the poem.

Tomorrow, you will replacing the nonsense words with more modern vocabulary before rewriting your own version,

Maths - Today, we are moving onto Angles, as part of our Shape unit.

Use the WhiteRose website to introduce this learning: Lesson 3.Complete attached activity.

It would be great if you could practise using a protractor to measure angles BUT I will completely understand if you don't have one at home. You can still work on calculating angles using the key skills. 

This website will support your learning on how to use a protractor -

If you have a protractor - complete this task

If you do not have a protractor - complete this task. Use the  answers to mark your own work

Tuesday 31st March 2020

How did you get on with yesterday's English work? If you are particularly proud of any of your writing, please don't hestitate to email them to me. I will happily read them. How do you feel about ratio and proportion? We should be moving on to scale factors tomorrow, but if you feel that you need more work on ratio, use the Classroom secrets and Twinkl links found underneath 'Monday 23rd March' on this page and find associated work to support your individual need.

Today's tasks:

English - produce a leaflet / information guide / non-chronological report on how to survive being quarantined. Try to use some year 5/6 spelling words with your writing. You should also use this time to complete some spelling activities (found in your pack).

Maths - Use the WhiteRose link (you may have used this on the 25th March) to support your scale factor learning:

You should focus on Lesson 1 - Calculating scale factors. Watch the lesson video and then complete the activity, in your exercise book. The answers can be found underneath for you to assess later.

If you want a challenge, there are multiple activities on the NRICH website on ratio and proportion -

Monday 30th March 2020

Hello Year 6, I hope you had a lovely relaxing weekend. It snowed in Hemel Hempstead on Sunday, which was a surprise; I am hoping we get back to some nice weather this week!

I noticed that there has been some interesting activity on TTRockstars over the last week. It would seem lots of us have been working hard to increase our speed, Kristian, in particular, has continued to develop his excellent average speed. Well done everyone contributing - keep it up.

mathsmaths 2


Your daily tasks today are as follows:

English -

Use the image found on this webpage to create a passage of writing.

Answer the questions found underneath the image to help you think deeply about what you could write about. I would also like you to refer to the Year 6 writing standards during this process, in order to help you produce the best piece of writing you can. Complete the first draft as freely as you can, then edit and improve with the support of the writing standards sheet.

Maths - Continue with your Ten for Ten booklet. 

Please find attached continued work on Ratio and Proportion.

Powerpoint reinforcing ratio and proportion      Activity 1   Activity 2 (to be done in books)