Feel free to email Miss Palmer or Mr Cooper about any questions you have about the home learning work set or just to let us know what you've been up to. 

 Explorer Class 14 = explorer@st-marys-purton.wilts.sch.uk

Orbiter Class 13  = orbiter@st-marys-purton.wilts.sch.uk 

 

Check out Daniel's research on 'Stars' in his slideshow below!

Chapter 1 - part 1

Chapter 1 - part 2 

Chapter 2 - part 1 

Chapter 2 - part 2

Year 6's Home Learning Hub

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Miss Palmer and Mr Cooper wish you and your families a safe and happy Easter holidays :) 

Well done everyone on all the fantastic home learning you have done and it has been great for us to see the bits that you have sent in. You have adapted really well to a very strange situation and we are very proud of you all. There will be some fun Easter activities appearing for the next couple of weeks and we will back with more home learning after the Easter holidays. 

Stay safe and stay happy!

Monday 30th March 2020

Subject Activity Notes
Mathematics

 Click here to open a PDF file with some arithmetic questions.

Hints are at the top of each page to help you out. Answers are also at the bottom of the document. 
English

Week 2 diary:

Write a paragraph (or more if you like) about what you got up to during the last week and weekend.

Grammar focus: fronted adverbials

We would love to hear what you have been up to so please send us an email (even if it short one). 
Reading

Here are 3 activities to choose from over the week:

1) Aim to read for a short bit of time each day. This doesn't just have to be a book, as it could be a magazine, newspaper, comic etc.  

2) Visit the Michael Rosen website and explore the videos section

3) Click here for a reading comprehension about rainforests

Any book reviews you complete we would love to publish on the Year 6 page so please send them over. 
Keeping Active

Here are 5 options for the 5 days or equally if you have your own ideas then get active! Please check with an adult first when it comes to going onto Youtube.

1) Bike or scooter ride

2) 'The Body Coach' daily video by Joe Wicks (live at 9am)

3) Play in the garden

4) Go out for a walk/jog/run

5) 'Just Dance' video 
Ensure you are keeping a record of what exercise you are doing.
Other Learning

Here are 4 options for the week: 

  • Research the history of April Fools’ Day 
  • Click here for a website with some online puzzles such as word searches, crosswords and sudokus
  • Click here for a website to help you draw cartoon and realistic animals (we have used the same in class) 
  • A computing activity to complete about new ideas for an app - click here for a PDF file to explain more 
Please send in your pictures so we can share them on our Year 6 page. 

  

Tuesday 31st March 2020

Subject Activity Notes
Mathematics

Click here to open a PDF file with some number and place value questions

Hints are at the top of each page to help you out. Answers are also at the bottom of the document. 
English

Time for some creative writing. Click the link 'starting points for creative writing' and a PDF will open with  30 different ideas to choose from. If none of these inspire you, feel free to write about something of your own choice. 

Grammar focus: passive voice (by zombies)

Please feel free to send us any of you pieces of creative writing. 
Reading

Here are 3 activities to choose from over the week:

1) Aim to read for a short bit of time each day. This doesn't just have to be a book, as it could be a magazine, newspaper, comic etc.  

2) Visit the Michael Rosen website and explore the videos section

3) Click here for a reading comprehension about rainforests 

Any book reviews you complete we would love to publish on the Year 6 page so please send them over. 
Keeping Active

Here are 5 options for the 5 days or equally if you have your own ideas then get active! Please check with an adult first when it comes to going onto Youtube.

1) Bike or scooter ride

2) 'The Body Coach' daily video by Joe Wicks (live at 9am)

3) Play in the garden

4) Go out for a walk/jog/run

5) 'Just Dance' video 
Ensure you are keeping a record of what exercise you are doing.
Other Learning

Here are 4 options for the week: 

  • Research the history of April Fools’ Day 
  • Click here for a website with some online puzzles such as word searches, crosswords and sudokus
  • Click here for a website to help you draw cartoon and realistic animals (we have used the same in class) 
  • A computing activity to complete about new ideas for an app - click here for a PDF file to explain more 
Please send in your pictures so we can share them on our Year 6 page. 

 

Wednesday 1st April 2020

Subject Activity Notes
Mathematics

Click here for a percentage code breaker activity

A challenge could be to create your own one

English

Task for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday:

Advertisement: Persuade your reader to take their next holiday in a destination of your choice. This can either be a real place or somewhere completely made up. It would be nice to produce this as an A3 piece (so two pages of A4 paper in your book)

 Some persuasive features you might want to include:

-Alliteration, facts, opinion, repetition and rhetorical questions

 

Suggestion on how to split your time:

Day 1 – plan your ideas and do some research

Day 2 – begin writing ideas (could be done on rough first)

Day 3 – complete version in best with pictures

Any finished versions of these would be lovely to publish on the Year 6 page so please send them to us.
Reading

Here are 3 activities to choose from over the week:

1) Aim to read for a short bit of time each day. This doesn't just have to be a book, as it could be a magazine, newspaper, comic etc.  

2) Visit the Michael Rosen website and explore the videos section

3) Click here for a reading comprehension about rainforests 

Any book reviews you complete we would love to publish on the Year 6 page so please send them over. 
Keeping Active

Here are 5 options for the 5 days or equally if you have your own ideas then get active! Please check with an adult first when it comes to going onto Youtube.

1) Bike or scooter ride

2) 'The Body Coach' daily video by Joe Wicks (live at 9am)

3) Play in the garden

4) Go out for a walk/jog/run

5) 'Just Dance' video 
Ensure you are keeping a record of what exercise you are doing.
Other Learning

Here are 4 options for the week: 

  • Research the history of April Fools’ Day 
  • Click here for a website with some online puzzles such as word searches, crosswords and sudokus
  • Click here for a website to help you draw cartoon and realistic animals (we have used the same in class) 
  • A computing activity to complete about new ideas for an app - click here for a PDF file to explain more 
Please send in your pictures so we can share them on our Year 6 page. 

 

Thursday 2nd April 2020

Subject Activity Notes
Mathematics

Click here for a decimal code breaker activity 

A challenge could be to create your own one

Answers are at the bottom of the page
English

Task for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday:

Advertisement: Persuade your reader to take their next holiday in a destination of your choice. This can either be a real place or somewhere completely made up. It would be nice to produce this as an A3 piece (so two pages of A4 paper in your book)

 Some persuasive features you might want to include:

-Alliteration, facts, opinion, repetition and rhetorical questions

 

Suggestion on how to split your time:

Day 1 – plan your ideas and do some research

Day 2 – begin writing ideas (could be done on rough first)

Day 3 – complete version in best with pictures

Any finished versions of these would be lovely to publish on the Year 6 page so please send them to us.
Reading

Here are 3 activities to choose from over the week:

1) Aim to read for a short bit of time each day. This doesn't just have to be a book, as it could be a magazine, newspaper, comic etc.  

2) Visit the Michael Rosen website and explore the videos section

3) Click here for a reading comprehension about rainforests 

Any book reviews you complete we would love to publish on the Year 6 page so please send them over. 
Keeping Active

Here are 5 options for the 5 days or equally if you have your own ideas then get active! Please check with an adult first when it comes to going onto Youtube.

1) Bike or scooter ride

2) 'The Body Coach' daily video by Joe Wicks (live at 9am)

4) Go out for a walk/jog/run

5) 'Just Dance' video 
Ensure you are keeping a record of what exercise you are doing.
Other Learning

Here are 4 options for the week: 

  • Research the history of April Fools’ Day 
  • Click here for a website with some online puzzles such as word searches, crosswords and sudokus
  • Click here for a website to help you draw cartoon and realistic animals (we have used the same in class) 
  • A computing activity to complete about new ideas for an app - click here for a PDF file to explain more 
Please send in your pictures so we can share them on our Year 6 page. 

 

Friday 3rd April 2020

Subject Activity Notes
Mathematics Friday – End your week with a Times Table Rock Stars workout. If you are having login issues then feel free to use an alternative website or app. Some suggestions are on the Year 6 page.  Answers are at the bottom of the page
English

Task for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday:

Advertisement: Persuade your reader to take their next holiday in a destination of your choice. This can either be a real place or somewhere completely made up. It would be nice to produce this as an A3 piece (so two pages of A4 paper in your book)

 Some persuasive features you might want to include:

-Alliteration, facts, opinion, repetition and rhetorical questions

 

Suggestion on how to split your time:

Day 1 – plan your ideas and do some research

Day 2 – begin writing ideas (could be done on rough first)

Day 3 – complete version in best with pictures

Any finished versions of these would be lovely to publish on the Year 6 page so please send them to us.
Reading

Here are 3 activities to choose from over the week:

1) Aim to read for a short bit of time each day. This doesn't just have to be a book, as it could be a magazine, newspaper, comic etc.  

2) Visit the Michael Rosen website and explore the videos section

3) Click here for a reading comprehension about rainforests 

Any book reviews you complete we would love to publish on the Year 6 page so please send them over. 
Keeping Active

Here are 5 options for the 5 days or equally if you have your own ideas then get active! Please check with an adult first when it comes to going onto Youtube.

1) Bike or scooter ride

2) 'The Body Coach' daily video by Joe Wicks (live at 9am)

3) Play in the garden

4) Go out for a walk/jog/run

5) 'Just Dance' video 
Ensure you are keeping a record of what exercise you are doing.
Other Learning

Here are 4 options for the week: 

  • Research the history of April Fools’ Day 
  • Click here for a website with some online puzzles such as word searches, crosswords and sudokus
  • Click here for a website to help you draw cartoon and realistic animals (we have used the same in class) 
  • A computing activity to complete about new ideas for an app - click here for a PDF file to explain more 
Please send in your pictures so we can share them on our Year 6 page. 

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Easter(less than a day ago)

I just got back from a walk around fields with my dog, i got cut really bad and it still stings. We got lost in a bramble forest and my mum caught her thumb on a thorn so now her thumb is numb, apart from that my day has been good.

Miss Palmer(less than a day ago)

Hi Sapphire. Glad to hear it. Find out from your parents if you can email me bits after the Easter holidays :)

Mr Cooper(about a day ago)

Watch this space Tom!

Sapphire Silk(about a day ago)

i have done the maths and english

Tom(about a day ago)

Is there like a project or some homework for over the half term?

Mr Cooper(about a day ago)

Hi Sicelly Your photos are now on the slideshow, along with some other new ones. I will try my best to get your video up but it's proving tricky at the moment. Thnak you for sending them in!

Miss Palmer(about a day ago)

Hi Sicelly. Hopefully when you send the photo to Mr Cooper he will put them on the slideshow for everyone to see. I'm looking forward to seeing them as well :)

Miss Palmer(about a day ago)

Hi Tom. That's fine. I can see several other children have added their exercise in large blocks from when it wasn't working. I was just confirming with you I had actually seen your logged in data and it was working :)

Miss Palmer(about a day ago)

Hi Easter. My teacher account tells me you last logged in on 27th March so it has been working since we've been out of school. I would give it some time for now as it could just be super busy with lots of other children playing on it this morning. You can always drop me another message later if it still isn't working.

Noah(about a day ago)

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https://uk.ixl.com/math/year-6

IXL offers hundreds of Year 6 maths skills, phonics, reading comprehension and writing strategies to help  to learners.Please note that you can only have 10 English and 10 maths goes a day though. 

 

Times Table Rockstars

https://ttrockstars.com/home

Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice. The children are very similar with this website. Any issues logging in please contact your class teacher who will try to sort it out.

 

NRICH - Mathematics Resources

https://nrich.maths.org/

NRICH aims to enrich the mathematical experiences of all learners. You will find a selection of primary, secondary and early years work. 

 

CanDoMaths 

 https://www.candomaths.org/

A place for arithmetic questions. Scroll down to the green section named 'Arithmequiz' (just over half way down). There you will find an option to have a go at arithmetic questions from 2016 and 2017. Children have been shown this website at school so should have an understanding of how to use it. 

 

GoNoodle

www.gonoodle.com/goodenergy 

Get moving and keep fit with these great videos and activities for children of all ages.

Khan Academy

https://www.khanacademy.org

Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.

 

BBC Learning

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/

This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.

 

Futurelearn

https://www.futurelearn.com

Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).

 

Seneca

https://www.senecalearning.com

For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.

 

Openlearn

https://www.open.edu/openlearn/

Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.

 

Blockly

https://blockly.games

Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

 

Scratch

https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/

Creative computer programming

 

Ted Ed

https://ed.ted.com

All sorts of engaging educational videos

 

National Geographic Kids

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

 

Duolingo

https://www.duolingo.com

Learn languages for free. Web or app.

 

Mystery Science

https://mysteryscience.com

Free science lessons

 

The Kids Should See This

https://thekidshouldseethis.com

Wide range of cool educational videos

 

Crash Course

https://thecrashcourse.com

You Tube videos on many subjects

 

Crash Course Kids

https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids

As above for a younger audience

 

Crest Awards

https://www.crestawards.org

Science awards you can complete from home.

 

iDEA Awards

https://idea.org.uk

Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

 

Paw Print Badges

https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk

Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

 

Tinkercad

https://www.tinkercad.com

All kinds of making.

 

Prodigy Maths

https://www.prodigygame.com

Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.

 

Cbeebies Radio

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio

Listening activities for the younger ones.

 

Nature Detectives

https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/

A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

 

British Council

https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find

Resources for English language learning

 

Oxford Owl for Home

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

Lots of free resources for Primary age

 

Big History Project

https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home

Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

 

Geography Games

https://world-geography-games.com/world.html

Geography gaming!

 

Blue Peter Badges

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges

If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

 

The Artful Parent

https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/

Good, free art activities 

 

Red Ted Art

https://www.redtedart.com

Easy arts and crafts for little ones

 

The Imagination Tree

https://theimaginationtree.com

Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

 

Toy Theater

https://toytheater.com/

Educational online games

 

DK Find Out

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/?fbclid=IwAR2wJdpSJSeITf4do6aPhff8A3tAktnmpaxqZbkgudD49l71ep8-sjXmrac

Activities and quizzes

 

Twinkl

https://www.twinkl.co.uk

This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.