Wednesday 24th June 2020 - Year 6 Home Learning

Dear all

I hope you are enjoying these Blog activities this week and you are ready for a new set of tasks. 

As you all know, today we have our online sessions planned in two groups - Group A  and Group B. 

Your parents should have received an email on Monday about this.  In the email there is a link that opens a website portal we will use to meet and have a session to discuss a few things together and see how your learning is going. 

I look forward to see you all there and that you won't have too many problems to connect. 

Mr Camilleri

Here are your learning tasks for today. 


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

I know you have started thinking seriously about your memories.  I have actually already received some examples by email.  

Today I would like you to start writing about the next two years, that is YEAR 1 and YEAR 2

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 3 on 'Area of Parallelograms.'

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 (1000 questions)

We need more children to take part in this to push our scores up. 


Here is another link for some interesting activities for the London Maths week.  

Growing patterns

Gather objects you have at home to make a pattern. You can use buttons, cubes, stones, coins… anything that can you can create patterns from.

Each time you create the next sequence in your pattern, it must get bigger. It can become longer, wider, have an extra column or row, become taller… etc. Have a look at some examples using objects found lying around at home!

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

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

Growing patterns



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

I have now changed the original link to a Youtube audio book as the first link had only part of the 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 what sound is.

This lesson includes:

two videos about how sounds are made and the sounds of the woods

three activities to try at home

Follow the link to the BBC website and press Start to begin the lesson.


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

Mr Camilleri