Thursday 25th June 2020 - Year 6 Home Learning

Dear all

It was good to see many of you yesterday at our online sessions.

I hope we'll be able to have more of these in the future.  

Here are your learning tasks for today. 

Mr Camilleri


For Literacy this week I suggested you start looking back and thinking about your time in primary school.  

Yesterday we also talked about them at our online session.  Today I would like you to write about the next two years, that is YEAR 3 and YEAR 4

What are the special memories you will be taking with you from each year you spent at our school? Who was your teacher?  What do you remember from each year group? Topics, trips or other events etc.  Do you remember doing anything special with your friends?  

You can write your memories on paper or electronically by typing them on Word.  (If you were not at St John the Divine from Nursery, still write about the school you attended before you joined our school)

Tomorrow you will then write on another two year groups.  When completed I would like you to send them to me electronically or by mail. 



Click on the link below to access today’s maths activity. 

Watch the video on today's theme:  Summer Week 9:  Lesson 4 on 'Volume of Cuboids.'

Then click on BBC Bitesize next to the video and click on your year group tab to access your work for today. 

Please remember you can rewatch the video as many times as you need to and you can go back to it when you are answering the questions.



You also know that we are currently celebrating LONDON VIRTUAL MATHS WEEK.

There are several things we are taking part in.  Please remember to complete your SUMDOG Challenge.

Today is the last chance to complet the 1000 challenges!


How are you getting on with the activities for the London Maths week?

Growing patterns

I hope you had a go at creating patterns yesterday.  For today look at the next example in the same section.  It mixes patterns with algebra. 

Create your pattern ... Number the pattern every time it becomes bigger.

We will call this ‘n’ for the number in the sequence.

Can you describe the next few patterns in the sequence? Can you work out how many objects there are in each pattern? Is there a quick way to work out the number of squares in the 20th pattern? Or the 50th pattern?  You will need to use algebra to work this out. 

Click on this link below.  It opens a PDF document.  Your challenges are on Page 3.  

Again, I'd be very interested to see pictures of the patterns you create. 




For reading his week we have started listening to the audio story - The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

The link below takes you to a Youtube audio book.

The story takes over 5 hours reading so you will need to listen to about 30 minutes each day so we can finish it over two weeks. 

Keep a notebook while listening to the reading.  Make notes about new vocabulary you can look up later - new words in the text or other powerful words, adjectives, similes etc that you can then use in your writing, including the school memories in the Literacy task above. 





In today's lesson, we will learn the basics of anthropometrics and ergonomics.

This lesson includes:

two video clips demonstrating ergonomic design and calculating averages

two activities to try at home

Follow the link to the BBC website to begin the lesson.


Have a good day. I'll have some fresh tasks for you tomorrow.

Mr Camilleri