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Year 6 – General Information

Welcome to Year 6!

There are two classes in Year 6:

The Edwardians – Mr Murray

The Victorians – Miss Caldwell

We are supported by Mrs Mackie and Mrs Wilding.

As we are in Year 6, we are acting as role models and leading by example for the rest of the school. Children in Year 6 wear black sweatshirts so that we are easily identifiable to the rest of the school. As well as exemplary behaviour, we set ourselves to believe and achieve in everything we do!

Feedback from your teachers!

We have really enjoyed seeing all the amazing pieces of work you have been creating at home over the last few weeks! It has really put a smile on our faces and we cannot wait to see what you will produce each week. If you want to share any activities that you have been doing, email edwardians@trimley.net, Victorians@trimley.net or windsors@trimley.net Come back each week to see our latest messages to you!


Edwardians 17.7.20

Victorians 17.7.20

Windsor letter 17 July

Home Learning

Hello Year 6
We hope you are all staying safe and enjoying time with your families. We have enjoyed receiving your pictures and examples of the work you have done so far, well done and keep it up!!
Here are some ideas for you to have a go at in line with our theme this term ‘The War Rooms’.
Create a World War II fact file.
  • Research significant figures such as leaders
  • Key events
  • Why did it start?
  • What was life like during the war?
  • Rationing
  • Evacuees
  • What technology was developed?
  • What was VE day?
  • What do we still commemorate?
You could write some stories about the war.  You could write about real life people such as Winston Churchill or Neville Chamberlain. You could write about evacuees and their experiences. Could you phone anyone in your family who could tell you about the experiences of family members in the war?


You could create a diary entry, graphic novel, newspaper report or a play script.
Some interesting links about life as an evacuee:
Creative Curriculum
You could begin by researching Europe and finding out about which countries were Allies, Axis, Axis controlled or Neutral? There is a lovely map that can be found here : https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-5605-word-war-two-colouring-map
Some useful websites:
BBC bitesize is full of great information.
Can you create a timeline of the War?
You could also research some recipes from war times and have a go at some of them at home.
Can you complete some research and compare and contrast how the war affected children and how children are being affected during the Corona-virus outbreak?
Use the websites you have access to such as MyMaths, BBC Lessons, White Rose Maths, TT rockstars and mathsbot.
You can now get free access to Carol Vorderman’s Maths Factor and Sumdog.
Check the home learning tab on the school website for lots of links.


Here are some Beat the Nation videos that can help you with your understanding of certain mathematical concepts:
Week 1 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQXuuWaL4qw
Week 2 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wq5hGu45pIo
Week 3 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6V0fs9XkbI
Week 4 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8I_-ST1WUKM
Week 5 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWANqErQBdo
Week 6 –https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5qr0sgqNes
Here is a link to some activities you can do at home: https://www.intofilm.org/news-and-views/articles/activities-for-young-people-to-do-at-home
There are some great Computing challenges on the Code Club website:

Remember to keep reading!


The War Rooms.

As part of your study, please choose some of the following activities:

  • Create a fact file on either World War I or World War II.

  • Write a biography about a significant historical figure from these times.

  • Create a timeline of the wars.

  • Create recipes using ingredients that would have been available during the war- you could even try them out!!

  • Re-create a propaganda poster from World War II.

Week beginning 20th April


Here are some useful links looking at explaining different mathematical concepts that students often find difficult in SATs exams. These are four short 10 minute YouTube Beat the Nation videos explaining how to answer certain questions. Have a look at these videos and try to answer the questions alongside to help your understanding.

Mrs Lloyd’s Maths group may also want to have a look at some fluent in 5 type questions at https://corbettmathsprimary.com/5-a-day/    Please ensure you check https://www.mymaths.co.uk/    This is where your Maths teacher will be setting you some tasks to complete. There are also daily challenges on https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ Remember if anything seems a little too tricky please have a look at work from previous year groups.


For English this week we would like you to focus on a video called ‘Catch it’ which can be found here: https://www.literacyshed.com/catchit.html

Once you have watched the video you will see there are 5 tasks to be completed, we suggest you choose one task a day.

  • Tell the story from a meerkat’s point of view – Think about how the meerkat’s would be feeling and what they might be saying to each other.
  • Create an internal monologue for the vulture- What is the vulture thinking to itself as the video progresses?
  • Describe the beautiful setting of the African plains- Remember to include, nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs. You could create a vocabulary grid before you start writing if it will help you to be descriptive.
  • Create some dialogue between the meerkats at various points in the film -Remember to use inverted commas around anything spoken and to start a new line for a new speaker. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zvftsbk
  • Create some commentary for the ‘rugby’ scene at the end of the film- although it suggests making a voice over, this may be tricky from home so feel free to write a script of what your voice over would be.

A list of useful websites to help with home learning can be found under the ‘Home Learning’ tab under ‘pupils’ on the website.

Please make use of these to continue your learning at home.

Next term we will be studying the World Wars. As part of your study, please choose some of the following activities:

  • Create a fact file on either World War I or World War II.

  • Write a biography about a significant historical figure from these times.

  • Create a timeline of the wars.

  • Create recipes using ingredients that would have been available during the war- you could even try them out!!

  • Re-create a propaganda poster from World War II.

You could also complete any of the following activities:

  • Create a book review.

  • Use scratch online to practise your coding skills.

  • Design a poster to explain a Mathematical concept e.g. how to add fractions, the long division method, converting between measures, calculating percentages…….

  • Design a poster to explain the meaning of grammatical terms such as: passive vs active, relative clause, subordinating and coordinating conjunctions, parenthesis, colons and semi-colons…………

  • Design a circuit training programme, incorporating exercises that work different muscle groups.



The children are looking at Alien Invasion and crop circles. This week we will be writing a news report on crop circles, looking specifically at formality in speech and interviews.. Weekly spellings are sent home on  Wednesday to be tested the following Wednesday.


As the weather is getting colder please make sure the children bring an appropriate PE kit into school. Some of the PE sessions will take place outside so tracksuit bottoms and a PE jumper would be a good addition to the children’s PE bag. Children will take part in PE every other Thursday. If your child takes part in any lunchtime clubs please make sure they have a kit to change into.


Homework is given out on a Friday and is to be handed in by the following Wednesday. Children receive Maths and English homework.


Spelling lists are given to the children on a Wednesday to be learnt at home as well as practiced in school. Spellings are tested on the following Wednesday.


Week beginning 27/01/2020. In maths this week Mr Murray’s class are looking at conversion of measurements. Mrs Lloyd/Mrs Wilson and Mrs Martin/Mrs Rainsford’s class are looking at reasoning with  fractions.

Creative Curriculum

This term our topic is ‘Space’. The children will be learning all about the Space race. They will learn why the space race occurred, compare periods of history and the impact this has had on modern life . This week we will be learning about the events of the space race and the key figures who were involved.