If you have any questions specifically relating to this work, we can be contacted using our special ‘class’ email addresses below. 

(Please note, these email addresses should only be used for matters relating to home-learning. We will of course endeavour to reply as soon as possible, but do be aware teachers can only send emails from this account on weekdays between 08:30 – 17:00.

All other issues or queries should be emailed to admin@st-marys-purton.wilts.sch.uk and they will be forwarded to the appropriate member of staff.)

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Mr Cooper - Orbiter Class 13:



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Year 6's Home Learning Hub


Welcome to the Year 6 home learning hub.  Here you will find the weekly homework tasks, which will be uploaded every Monday and activities to do at home if you are self-isolating. These will be linked to the work we are doing in class with the aim to keep children in touch ready for when they return to school.

If you have any questions regarding the work, please contact us using our class email addresses.

This term's big questions:

How did Victorian society promote and show respect and tolerance?

Is life better for a modern day child or a Victorian child in the 1800s?

Do we still respect Christmas traditions?

Our class books:

Street Child by Berlie Doherty

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


Work for Isolating at Home

This work is only for those children who are off school because they have been advised to isolate due to Covid 19.

In the CGP Maths book:

Section 1: Number and Place value
Section 2: Calculations

In the CGP English book:

Section 1: Word Types
Section 7: Sentence Punctuation


Mathematics in Year 6

Key Learning and Vocabulary

Click the links below to access our knowledge organisers.  They capture the key learning for the term and list the specific language that we will be using in each year group. In our maths lessons, we explain how we know something is correct and reason by using mathematical vocabulary.  (These will be added to throughout the year.) 

Term 1 = Click here

Term 2 = Click here

Term 3 = Coming soon

Term 4 = Coming soon

Term 5 = Coming soon 

Term 6 = Coming soon

Calculation Policy

This document shows the main methods taught (in specific year groups) for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  Each child’s progress is different; however, most children will acquire the listed methods by the end of the school year. The final 4 pages are relevant to Year 6 (pages 21-24)

Calculation Policy

Homework for Week Beginning 30th November 2020

Subject Activity Notes

See activity assigned to you on Mathletics. 

You can also continue to access Times Table Rock Stars.

Spelling See activity assigned to you on EdShed.

Please find the Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 spellings below, if you wish to revise these.

Year 3/4

Year 5/6 


Please ensure you are still reading at home. 

In class, we are currently reading Street Child by Berlie Doherty. 



Monday 30th November 2020

Subject Activity Notes

This tasks looks at finding missing angles in regular polygons. The first question helps to see how to work out the angles in different sided shapes.




Read chapter 3 from Street Child by Berlie Doherty.

Continue with your diary entry from yesterday from the point of view of either Mrs Jarvis, Jim, Emily or Lizzie.

Chapter 3





Our Whole Class Reading this week continues to follow Wonder. Click the image for today's text- the chapter 'How I Came to Life'.


Then answer these inference questions, the answers are included further down the page.


Keeping Active

Here are a few online links you may wish to use at home:


The Body Coach

Just Dance 

In school we will be doing football outside and street dance inside.
Other Learning


We will be investigating and using William Morris as our inspiration. Research his artwork (looking particularly at his wallpaper). Have a go at sketching some flowers of your own.

(If you don't have any real or fake flowers at home have a google for inspiration).




Tuesday 1st December 2020

Subject Activity Notes

Today's task is measuring angles with a protractor. If you don't have one, some of the questions do not require one so attempt these.









There are a mix of questions on today's task. Read the chapters Christopher's Home and Driving from Wonder here, and then the questions are below.



Keeping Active See Monday's activity
Other Learning See Monday's activity



Wednesday 2nd December 2020

Subject Activity Notes

Drawing angles and lines accurately. Today's task tests you on your accuracy to measure and use a ruler and protractor.




 Watch the videos (links in notes section) and take notes about life in a Victorian workhouse. 




Read your own book 

Keeping Active See Monday's activity
Other Learning See Monday's activity



Thursday 3rd December 2020

Subject Activity Notes

Today's task is to draw shapes when given angles and dimensions. This builds on your knowledge of angles and the properties of shapes.





Imagine you are a journalist invited to visit a Victorian factory. You get to interview a child worker and an owner about life in a workhouse.

Is the owner going to be completely honest?
What sort of questions might you ask these two different people?

Task 1: Mind map thoughts and questions on paper.

Task 2:  Choose some questions to ask and answer them as if you were the person. If you have someone to discuss this with then it would be helpful but don't worry if not. 





Keeping Active See Monday's activity
Other Learning See Monday's activity



Friday 4th December 2020

Subject Activity Notes

The last task this week involves drawing nets of 3D shapes. A net is a 3D shape unfolded- like a template that you then fold together and glue.




Use notes and ideas from yesterday.

Task: Write some quotes and sentences to include in your newspaper article uncovering the truth about the workhouses.

For example:

A local factory owner was pleased with his workers and the money coming into the factory. "The workers, who are dedicated to their jobs, work very hard and long shifts," he said.

A destitute young child, who managed to escape, was glad to be out of the horrifying factory. "It's awful in there. We get little food, we aren't allowed to see our families and worst of all if you do something wrong they punish you!"

"I start work promptly at 5:00 in the morning and work all day till 9:00 at night. That’s 16 hours! We aren't allowed to talk, sit or look out of the window whilst we work. The only day off from work I get is on Sundays, when we have to go to church. Luckily, I get to see my mother then."




Keeping Active See Monday's activity
Other Learning See Monday's activity



BBC Bitesize


New lessons every day to help support your learning.



Choose one of the animals for a
how-to video and step-by-step instructions.The animals are listed in alphabetical order. New tutorials every Saturday.


Lovatt's crosswords and puzzles


Online puzzles for children.



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


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


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




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. 




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

Khan Academy


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


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.




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).




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




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.




Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.




Creative computer programming


Ted Ed


All sorts of engaging educational videos


National Geographic Kids


Activities and quizzes for younger kids.




Learn languages for free. Web or app.


Mystery Science


Free science lessons


The Kids Should See This


Wide range of cool educational videos


Crash Course


You Tube videos on many subjects

Crest Awards


Science awards you can complete from home.


iDEA Awards


Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.


Paw Print Badges


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




All kinds of making.


Prodigy Maths


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

Nature Detectives


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


British Council


Resources for English language learning


Oxford Owl for Home


Lots of free resources for Primary age


Geography Games


Geography gaming!


Blue Peter Badges


If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.


The Artful Parent


Good, free art activities 

Toy Theater


Educational online games


DK Find Out


Activities and quizzes




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.