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w/b 29.6.20



Read the chapter Careless Talk Costs Lives,  look for the following words in context (that means in the sentences)

Harbourside, disbelief, ruffled, rusty, queasy, precarious, quivering, unlatched, snag, contributing, snooping,


Listen to it here:


Do you understand all the words listed above? If you are not sure of any, look them up, use the clues in the sentences in the book to help you. Try writing your own sentences using these words, can you use the in conversation with the adults you live with, see if you can explain to them what they mean, or ask them if they can help you to understand their meaning.



Based on what you’ve read, write a job description for a lighthouse keeper.



Write a poem, from the perspective of the lighthouse, about the tide coming in.



Re-read the chapter and answer the Guided Reading Questions below.



Using the description provided in this chapter sketch the interior of the lighthouse.



You have two options for your Maths learning both are areas that you have already covered within Year 6 but it is your choice where you would like to focus your learning. The Year 6 work should be at a suitable level however if you are struggling or need a bit of a challenge then try a different year group. Please remember that we expect you to be doing Maths daily. 


BBC Bitesize (Ratio and Proportion):

Additional support videos for BBC Bitesize can be found here: 


Oak Academy (Data, Ratio and Proportion):




Choose from lessons on the Oak National Academy to revise until the end of term.


There is a choice between Fossils and Physical and Chemical Changes.



Key Question: Did new technologies help win the war or did the war create new technology?


Watch these videos:




Main Task: Pick one machine from World War 2 and create a fact file for it. What impact did it have on the war? Was it useful after the war? Why? 

Remember that you can include previous research from the week we looked at Enigma and code-breaking - these were the first computers. 



This week we will be learning about Buddhist monks and nuns. We will learn about the different schools of Buddhism and the journey that Buddhist lay people take to become a ‘full monk’. We will learn about daily life in a monastic community and we will compare life in a monastery to our own daily life. As before the lesson can be found on the Oak Academy website: will need your home learning book (or paper) and something to write with.



Research WW1 and WW2 aeroplanes; you should see that the shapes of the planes differ greatly.  You can use Google image search to help.  Draw a WW1 plane and below draw a WW2 plane.  Look carefully at the differences in the shapes and design of the two planes.  Label the parts: propeller, fuselage (body), wings, cockpit, rudder, tail.  You will be using these designs next week to create a 3D mobile showing how the design of the two planes changed.



Please see the attached booklet to do some transition sessions for moving up to Secondary School at your own pace. This booklet is designed to be done a page each week so should last you for the whole of this half term.



The Association For Physical Education, are uploading 2 videos a week to their website and youtube channel. It would be really wonderful, if you could take part in some activities at home! 

Please also, if you can, send in any photos or videos of you and your family having a go at these to the year 6 email at the top of the class page.


There is also the weekly Virtual School Games to take part in as well.