Monday 18th May

Hello Year 6.

This week we are going to be doing some work on an animated clip called The Lighthouse – it’s one of my favourites!! This document has all the different activities for each day. I’ll pop them on dojo each day alongside additional grammar/spelling activities.



Watch the following video clip:

Now you’ve watched the clip, answer these questions about the video:


  1.     The animation starts with the lighthouse keeper sitting alone at his desk. What does this suggest about him and his life?


  1.    When do you think the animation was set? What makes you think this?


  1.    Why does the lighthouse keeper slam the window shut? What does the lighthouse keeper think of the villagers?


  1.    When the lighthouse keeper breaks the lamp, how do you think he is feeling? Can you support this with evidence from the video?


  1.    What do you think the lighthouse keeper has learnt from this experience?


  1.    How do you think things will be different for the lighthouse keeper from now on?




Watch the clip again

Today we are going to write a diamante poem about The Lighthouse.

Wednesday:  Wednesdays always have a spelling/grammar focus. Mrs Telfer has put up new spellings on the Spelling Shed for you. Today’s grammar activity is revising prefixes. Follow this link to play….

Click below to download Thursday's writing task. 


Friday is deeper reading day!! Read the passage below and then answer the comprehension questions about what you have read.

Can you come up with a further 3 questions about the text or the video clip? Post on dojo and the teachers will try to answer them!!

Maths this week
This week we will be refreshing our knowledge of multiplying and dividing decimal numbers. To start off with we will be recapping on multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. Don't forget that divide makes the numbers move towards the decimal point (get smaller) and multiply makes the numbers move away (get bigger) - by 10 will be one place, by 100 will be two places an so on.
This will be great revision for you all on a skills that helps us to solve a lot of more complicated known facts too.
The final lesson of the week makes the links between fractions and decimals - which is a great skill to learn so that you can connect your understanding. Again - this will be great revision of essential facts from our work in school.
The same as last week- watch the video first on
then the worksheets are here for you follow up your learning with. Also included are the answer sheets. At school, we always mark our work as soon as we have completed a task so that we can correct any mistakes/misconceptions before they have time to embed into our memories so please do this this at home too - just like you were at school.
I will post the work sheet and answers needed, day by day, on Class dojo too.
Any problems with a question- please message me or any of the teachers on Class Dojo and we can post a "how to" or "helpful tips" video on class stories.
Also on Dojo, we will be pooping up some fun maths games and challenges to try at home with family  so please get in touch if you have not been able to get onto Dojo yet. 
Finally for maths- if you have a spare five minutes or fancy a warm up before your maths home learning for the day, then practise your tables using Times Tables Rockstars, Hit the Button or BBC Supermovers songs.
Think back to our PE sessions where we did your workout for 30 seconds then jogged on the spot for 30 seconds. Do you think you could come up with 5 exercises and carry them out for 30 seconds with a jog for 30 seconds inbetween! You could take a photo of the exercise you have written/drawn or video yourself leading a PE class on your own or with family members. Be as original as you can and use equipment if you want to. Some activities could be jumping jacks, holding a tins of beans in your hands and stretching your arms out, the possibilities are endless! Have fun!
The final History topic in Y6 is very topical - the History of Medicine and Diseases! Can you carry out some research on what prehistoric civilisations and Ancient Egyptians believed were effective medical treatments? Are there any medical treatments we still use today? If not, why not? Use page 4 and page 5 of the attached PDF to help with your research. 
I have attached a PDF of Japanese Kanji characters for you to practise writing out. Use paint to write them out if you have it. If not, pencil or pen will work just fine! 
Year 6 transition task:
We have been asked by Julie at Newcastle Promise to help them to support year 6 transition. here is what she has said:
As I Promise Board rep, I am involved in looking at transition for our Y6 pupils in the city. During this time transition will be a little bit different, and some of the secondary schools are looking to create a transition programme on a virtual level. They include things like: video from key staff, virtual tours, information about rules, uniform and quizzes etc.

The idea is that primary school pupils can access these virtual programmes through their current school’s website. Anyway, can I ask that you ask your teachers of Y6 to gather your children’s views re their move to a new school: concerns, stories they’ve been told, things that excite them etc, so the next school can respond to their questions.
Could you post in the Class Dojo portfolio called "Newcastle Promise any questions, worries, things you are looking forward to or things you want to find out please?
Julie would ideally like these responses by this Friday so i will forward on your thoughts and worries and questions a week this Friday xx
Back to school
If anyone has not yet read Mrs Eatock's letter responding to potential reopening of school to further year groups- then please click here to read it on own website. 
One of the years that may return on 1st June is of course year 6. We will be giving more guidance on how this will probably look to parents and children in year 6 soon as it will not be a return to two full year 6 classes every day.