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Year 6

Hello Year 6!

I hope you are all okay!

Here are the activities and ideas for learning opportunities for Year 6 children that are continuing learning from home! These are for Monday 1st June until Friday 12th June.

Remember to email any work you are completing! You can email Mrs Lawrence on Staffeight@amingtonheath.staffs.sch.uk or send them to the school's Facebook page. 


Daily Maths: 

Please find your daily online Maths lesson at: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-6#schedule

Or you could use White Rose daily lessons online at: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

Daily English: 

Please find your daily online English lesson at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1

Topic Activities: The Swinging Sixties 

Challenge 1:

Create a time line of the last 100 years.

How many famous events can you add?

Can you add the two world wars?

Can you add when the NHS was established? Any sporting events?

Events in the royal family?

Use this timeline here if you need help.



Challenge 2:

Cinema and films are one of the most popular leisure and entertainment activities of the 20th Century.

Watch a range of Charlie Chaplin silent, black and white films like this one.

What are the similarities and differences between these types of films and more modern films?

Find out about more about when and how films have changed since 1914




Challenge 3:

Using the old film posters, answer the following questions:

•How is the writing used on the poster?

•How are pictures used?

•Can you tell what the film is about?

•What changes would needed to be made to interest people today?

•Would you enjoy seeing this film? Why?

•Compare this to a modern film poster.





Challenge 4:

Find out about the film, The Wizard of Oz. Why was it so revolutionary?

The word Technicolour may help to search with.

This article may also help.



Challenge 5:

How has film and the cinema changed over the years?

Think about all the different types of films there are now, what they look like and how we watch them.

Create a guide to modern film types. These might include animation, action or other types.

Interview an adult about the types of films they watched as a child too.



Challenge 6:

Could you plan to host a cinema night for the people you live with?

What film will you watch? What snacks will there be?

Will it be a modern cinema or a cinema from another decade or even from the future?

Could you design tickets? Do the staff need a uniform?

You could use this pack.






Friday 22nd May 2020


Answers for Maths for Thursday 21st May:

Fluent in Five:  1.42 x 48 =2016   2.½ + ¾= 5/4 or 1¼   3.3/5 of 145 = 87   4.4193 + 4820 =9013   5.0.42 – 0.245 = 0.665

If you would like me to check the rest of your maths, you are more than welcome to send me it via email.

The answers to the Testbase questions can be found here

Today's Tasks:

Year 6 - Home Learning Day 31 - Friday 22nd May


I am learning to solve problems involving coordinates

All links can be clicked below:    Click (Resource) to download the resources needed for that puzzle.


Fluent in five:

1.3/7 of 210 =

2.3462 - 258 =

3.4572 + 500 =

4.5395 ÷5 =

5.47 x 12 =

Today we are going to look at solving problems using

coordinates and the learning that you have done over

this week.


Here are some activities you could try:

You do not have to complete all of them. One or two is fine!




Eight hidden squares – Nrich (Resource)


Treasue Hunt – Nrich (Online only)


Square Coordinates – Nrich (Online only)



Ten hidden squares – Nrich (Resource)


A Cartersian Puzzle - NRich (Resource)


Transformation Tease – Nrich (Resource)




Coordinate Patterns - NRich


Isosceles Triangles – Nrich (Resource)


Test Base questions (Some of these are

Year 7 questions for you to have a go at!)


Or download the Testbase questions here









A larger version of the picture can be downloaded here

Thursday 21st May 2020

Answers for Maths for Wednesday 20th May:

Fluent in Five:   1.0.45 + 0.245 = 0.695   2.450 ÷ 100 = 4.5   3.£13.29 - £2 =£11.29   4.5² = 25   5.2/5 + 1/10 = 4/5



1. Right 6, up 6.

2. Down 5, right 8.

3. Down 6, left 2

4. Left 9, down 2.

5. Left 3, up 6.

6. Left 9, down 5.


Today's tasks:

Today's tasks can be downloaded here: 

Maths Bronze   Maths Silver and Gold    Writing

Maths lesson for today can be completed online at: https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/to-reflect-simple-shapes-year-6-wk4-3

Today's Maths activities can be downloaded as a Word document here

A larger version of the image can be downloaded here


Wednesday 20th May 2020

Answers for Maths for Tuesday 19th May:

Fluent in Five: 1.6723 ÷ 14 = 480 r 3   2.5.6 x 1000 = 5600   3.½ of 573.8 = 286.9   4.0.252 + 1.42 = 1.672   5.53.35 – 12.6 = 40.75

Bronze: A = (-7, 5)   B = (-12, -6)   C = (-3, -3)   D = (-1, 0)   E = (0, 7)   F = (11, 6)   G = (4, 3)   H = (3, 0)   I = (5, -8)   J = (10, -6)

Silver: The missing coordinates for the rectangle are (-5, 0)   The missing coordinates for the square are (3, -2).



Today's Tasks:

Today's tasks can be downloaded for easy printing:  

Maths - Fluent in Five and Bronze

Maths - Silver and Gold


Today's Maths activities can be downloaded as a Word document here

A similar Maths lesson can be completed online at:https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/to-translate-simple-shapes-year-6-wk4-2

For support and a reminder about translations, watch this video on YouTube - Translations - Primary

Click here for  a larger image of Professor Plum to download.

Tuesday 19th May 2020

Answers for Maths for Monday 18th May:

Fluent in Five:  1. 8²= 64   2. 754 x 100= 75400   3. ⅝ of 64= 40   4. 5935 ÷ 10 = 593.5   5. 25% of 120 =30

Bronze - 

Silver - 

To work out x, you can do 180 - 84 = 96 degrees.

To work out y, you need to do 360 - 138, then - 67, then -96. This leaves 59 degrees

To work out z, you can then do 180 - 59 = 121 degrees 

Gold - 

a = 180 - 95 = 75 degrees

b = 360 - 309 = 51 degrees

c = 360 - 135, then -75, then -51 which leaves 99 degrees

d = 180 - 99 = 81 degrees

Platinum - 

Q1.  (a)     160 (b)     20

Q2. (a)     56   (b)     34

Q3. 17

Q4. (a)     55° (b)     25°

Q5. 132

Today's Tasks: 

Today's tasks can be downloaded here: 

Maths    Writing

This maths lesson can be completed online at: https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/to-describe-coordinate-positions-on-a-grid-year-6-wk4-1

Or you can download the Maths here

A larger version of the picture can be downloaded here

For a reminder of the literary techniques, you could look at https://examples.yourdictionary.com/examples-of-literary-terms-for-kids.html

Monday 18th May 2020

How are we all? How are you feeling about the possibility of being back in school?If you need any support with this, please shout out to me! 

Answers for Maths for Friday 15th May:

Fluent in Five:  1. 45 x 12 =540   2. 572445 + 10,000 = 582445   3. ¼ of 368 =92   4. 3.7 x 1000 =3700   5. 20% of462=92.4

Apply: Answers to the crossword:

Today's Tasks:

I have split the Maths and Writing so I could differentiate the Maths a little more. 

The activities can be downloaded here: Maths   Writing

The Maths activities can be downloaded as a Word document here

A similar Maths lesson can be completed here: https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/calculate-unknown-angles-in-quadrilaterals-year-6-wk3-5

Links for the Testbase questions are:   

Platinum - https://DUOYDYJ.exampro.net

Year 7 questions - https://LUHYXIK.exampro.net

A larger version of the picture can be downloaded here.

For a reminder of the literary techniques, you could look at https://examples.yourdictionary.com/examples-of-literary-terms-for-kids.html

Friday 15th May 2020

Answers for Maths for Thursday 14th May:

Fluent in Five: 1. 10% of 430 =43  2. 65 x 13 = 845  3. 0.345 + 0.45 =0.795    4. 881 ÷ 10 =88.1   5. 4332 + 692 =5024

Try and Apply: 


The other anlges of the isosceles could have been either: 42 degrees and 96 degrees or both of them could have been 69 degrees.

To find angle f, you would need to add up the two angles inside the triangle - 104 + 28 = 132 degrees. 

Take this away from 180 to find the missing angles INSIDE the triangle - 180 -132 =48.

Angle f is 180 - 48 because both the angles are on a straight line so angle f is 132. 

Today's Tasks:

You can download these tasks to print here.


The Maths tasks can be downloaded here.

If you need help with the crossword, you could look at this PowerPoint for support here

If you want to complete a lesson similar to this online, then find one at https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/compare-and-classify-quadrilaterals-year-6-wk3-3


Thursday 14th May 2020

Answers for Maths for Wednesday 13th May:

Fluent in Five: 1. 26 x 36 = 936   2. 5842 ÷ 12 = 486 r 10   3. ¾ of 280 = 210   4. 674 x 100 =67400   5. 50% of 7894 =3947

Starter: The order of the triangles in the picture were: Equilateral, right angled, isosceles and scalene. Did you remember them?


1. Scalene    2. Isosceles   3. Equilateral   4. Isosceles

5. Right angled    6. Equilateral    7. Right angled   8. Scalene


Alex is describing an isosceles triangle because two of the internal angles are equal. 

Mo is describing a right angled triangle because one of the angles is 90 degrees. This would also be an isosceles triangle too.

Eva is describing an equilateral because all three angles are the same.


These statements were true: 

A scalene triangle never has equal length sides.

An equilateral triangle has three equal length sides.

Tasks for Today: 

You can download these tasks to print here.


This lesson can be completed online at https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/find-unknown-angles-in-triangles-year-6-wk3-4

Just the Maths tasks can be downloaded here.

For a further maths challenge, try these:


You can download the timeline for topic here


Wednesday 13th May 2020

Answers for Maths for Tuesday 12th May: 

Fluent in five: 1. 4663+482 =5145    2. 8402-295 = 8107    3. ½ of 536 =268    4. 5624 x 10 =56240    5. 10% of 56 =5.6

Starter: a) right angle     b) obtuse      c) reflex       d) acute

Try: a) 158 degrees  b) 282 degrees  c) 39 degrees

Apply: f) 127 degrees      f) 135 degrees   g) 95 degrees


1. 72 degrees because 360 divided by 5 = 72 and all the angles are equal.

2. 33 degrees. A diagram or calculation that shows a straight line is 180 degrees.One angle is 81 degrees. This leaves 99 degrees and the other three angles are all equal so are 33 degrees each.

Today's Tasks: 

Today's tasks can be downloaded here.


This maths lesson can be completed online at: https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/compare-and-classify-triangles-year-6-wk3-2

Or you can download the resources here.

For help with types of triangles, have a look here.

Extra Challenge: Decide whether these statements are true or false. 

Tuesday 12th May 2020

Maths: This maths lesson can be completed online at  https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/find-the-value-of-missing-angles-year-6-wk3-1 

Or you can download the activities here

Link for the Testbase questions - https://QUXUFOE.exampro.net


Monday 11th May 2020

Maths: If you want more to try, try Triangle Numbers


Download a newspaper template for your final report here


Thursday 7th May 2020

Did you get the right answers to the Maths questions? 

Here they are: 


Today's tasks: 

Maths resources: What is BODMAS - Oxford Owl - YouTube

A downloadable version of the problem: Click here


Writing resources: Tuesday by David Wiesner - YouTube

A template for boxing up your ideas is available: Click here to download


If you want to learn more about animals and their adaptations, try these resources:

KS2 Bitesize - Adaptation, inheritance and evolution class clips

Animal Adaptations - YouTube

Wednesday 6th May 2020

How did you get on yesterday? What was the best headline you wrote? 

Today's tasks:


I am learning to solve mathematical puzzles using logic.


Freddie Frog Jump Out of the Well:

A frog fell 30 feet into the bottom of a well.

During each day he jumps up 5 feet.

But each night, while he sleeps, he slips down 4 feet.


1. How many days will it take Freddie to get out of the well? Email me your answer and I will tell you if you are right!

2. Can you write your own to try to trick someone?

3. If you want another, Freddie met Derek the Dog on the way out of the well. Can you solve his maths question?


I am learning to research unfamiliar animals.


Your job today is to do investigate and research information about a well-known but very unpopular toad called the Cane Toad.

You might wish to start by watching these videos:

Cane Toads - National Geographic 

Invasive Cane Toads by Jeremy Wade (Animal Planet) - YouTube

More information can be found here: https://www.activewild.com/cane-toad-facts-for-kids/


You may also find these articles helpful:

Toxic toad is the size of a dog - BBC News

Australia hunts down toxic toads - BBC News

Australian volunteers take art in cane toad cull - BBC News

The rapid spread of Australia’s cane toad pests - BBC News

You can choose how you organise your information but think about being creative in your choice of text type (Will you choose a mini report, letter or playscript?), and your layout choices and illustrations.

Tuesday 5th May 2020

Today's Tasks:

Maths extra challenge: Zids and Zods

Writing extra challenge: Write some of your own examples of headlines that you might use. 

Topic resources: 

Animal ID sheet

Plant ID sheet

Field Guide to.... Booklet

Monday 4th May 2020

Today's Tasks: 


NRich: Frogs

Extra Maths Challenge


You could use this chart to organise your ideas for your definitions - 

A printable version of this can be found here

If you fancy something slightly different as well today, you could try this online lesson all about how to make optial illusions using shading. Click here!