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Hello everyone!


As you are aware, the Year 6 bubble has been shut down until half term.  We know these are worrying and sometimes scary times, but you handled the situation with a real sense of maturity and we couldn't have been prouder of you.  Whilst you are isolation, we would like you to complete daily learning tasks for English, Maths and Science as well as reading your reading book at least three times per week.  This is the minimum requirement so that you keep up to date with your learning and continue to make the progress you have been building on since returning to school in September.  It really doesn't matter the order in which you complete your learning or when you decide to do it throughout the day as long as you are giving the learning tasks your best shot.




For today’s lesson you will learning how to use different vocabulary to create a scene associated with chaos and confusion.  It will help you when you are writing your newspaper as you are writing about an exciting scene where lots of things are happening.  You will be carrying out a few tasks which will help you have a better understanding of what these new words mean so you can use them effectively in your writing.  At the end of the session, you will be applying these words to sentences of your own.  Make sure you aim super high with your sentences – you could write a complex or compound sentence.  Please make sure you check spellings of key words, punctuation and capital letters for names and the start of sentences.


There are three levels of challenges for today’s learning. You only need to do one of them but make sure you choose the one that is best for you. Most of you should be on 3 star.

1 star: (lesson 5)
You should only do this lesson if you are not really sure of your times tables.

In this lesson you will be learning how to use bar models and arrays as a way of visually representing multiplication calculations.

2 star: (lesson 5)
Try this lesson if you are becoming confident with your times tables but still need a little help.

In today's lesson, you will be exploring how division is the inverse to multiplication. Then, you will learn how to derive division facts from known facts using our times tables knowledge.  The independent activity isn’t that different from Friday’s activity so I will add some more tasks for you to move onto if you are finding the Oak National Academy too easy or repetitive.

3 star: (lesson 5)
Most of you should now be on lesson 5, however please don’t worry if your still catching up.  

In this lesson you are learning about common factor and common multiples.  There is a starter quiz, a short video, an independent task and a final quiz.

I realise that due to lock down, you may not have learnt a lot about factors so I will put a few extra piece of learning on our school’s website and on ClassDojo so you can get to grips with factors first before moving on to common factors and factor pairs.  Please let me know though if you are still finding this lesson tricky and I will help you out.


In today’s lesson you will be moving on to the adaptation of marine animals or animals that live under water. As always, there is a starter quiz, video and end quiz so you can see what you have learnt during the lesson.  During the video, you will be asked to draw some marine animals and label them carefully with their adaptations.  When you do this, please take the time to check the spellings of key science word, especially camouflage and also write reasons for why an animal has adapted in such a way, e.g. gills to help absorb oxygen from the water so it can breathe.

Learning for Friday 16.10.2020


For today’s lesson you will be roving reporters and you have to gather evidence for a newspaper report. You will be starting with writing a complex sentence with a relative clause. Next, you will look at where you would be gathering evidence or information from if you were journalists writing your own newspaper reports. You will then learn how to take notes when gathering information. Lastly, you will practise how to use brackets in sentences.

There are three levels of challenges for today’s learning. You only need to do one of them but make sure you choose the one that is best for you. Most of you should be on 3 star.

1 star: (lesson 4)
Try this lesson if you are not sure of your times tables.
In this lesson you will be learning that multiplication can be completed in any order and looking at some of the key vocabulary related to multiplication

2 star: (lesson 4)
Try this lesson if you are becoming confident with your times tables but still need a little help.
In today's lesson, you will be learning how to represent multiplication equations pictorially. Then, you will explore how we can derive new facts from known multiplication facts,
e.g. 7x6=42 so 42÷7=6 and 42÷6=7
also 70x6=420 etc. How many others can you think of?

3 star: (lesson 4)
In this lesson, you will be multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 with in context so applying the skills from the previous lessons to problem solving such as measurements of mass, length and capacity. Some of you used a place value grid to help you with this yesterday which I think is an amazing idea.

Today’s lesson will look at nocturnal animals and the adaptations they have made in order to be able to survive in their environments. Just like yesterday, the teacher will give you some key or star words which you will use in your learning. Please try really hard to spell these words correctly as they are the special words which we have been using both at school and at home.
There is also a start quiz, a video (where you will be answering some questions about nocturnal animals and you will also need colouring crayons for this part of the lesson) and an end quiz so you can see how much you have learnt during the lesson.
If you would like an extension for this lesson, you could write a paragraph about a nocturnal animal and explain how its body has adapted to be more active at night or you could write a glossary (with their definition) of words you have learnt so far in science.

Multiplication and division recall practice: While we get Reflex up and running, I've attached some documents which you may find useful

Hello everyone!


If you are self-isolating at home but you feel well enough to learn, we have added some small learning activities which you can do throughout the day.  You don't have to do them in any particular order, but you should try to complete one task of English, a Maths and another subject each day.


We'd love to see the learning that you have done so please do share it on Class Dojo and bring it back to us when you are back in school!


We can't wait to see you as soon as you are able to return to school - we miss you.


Take care,

Mrs Cottam, Mr Laycock, Mrs Hague and Miss Brown

Last week activities!


If school were open, these last few days would be spent either in transition at your secondary school, or if we were at Emmanuel, we would be completing activities celebrating your successes and sharing memories of your time at Emmanuel/ Waterthorpe.


So this week, although there are maths and SPaG activities available to you (if you wish to do these), we are setting you more open-ended work. Pick and choose what you fancy doing! And remember to smile and have fun as much as possible!!


  1. Write a memoir/ diary entry outlining your time at Emmanuel. What has been your best memory? Do you have any funny anecdotes / stories?
  2. Write a letter to one of your previous teachers and post it to school (see the website for the address)
  3. Complete a research topic on ANYTHING you are interested in: Sheffield United (Mrs Hague would love you for it!), WW2, another country, instructions on how to complete the newest dance… the possibilities are endless! You don’t have to write this, it could be a vlog (which you could post onto your portfolio).
  4. Art project (for you Niamh and Sophie!!!). I’m leaving this open to you. If you need pointers, why not try the work of a famous artist (Monet, Van Gogh, Andy Warhol, Da Vinci). We would have been looking at Frida Kahlo’s art this term, so you could mimmick one of her pieces of art. Alternatively, why not google ‘step by step’ art or a ‘how to draw…’
  5. Write a poem to your future self: outline all of your excitement and dreams. You could call it ‘I wonder…’ and start each line with those words…


I wonder if I will be a vet,

I wonder if I will have twenty-three pets,

I wonder if I will learn to cook a meal,

I wonder what I will look like, and how I will feel…