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Read the chapter Walls Have Ears, look for the following words in context (that means in the sentences) Ruffling, exasperated, binoculars, squalls, riptides.


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.



What does the phrase "The Walls Have Ears" mean? Can you design a wartime poster showing this information?



Write a dream sequence where Olive sneaks up into Ephraim’s control room, only to find he has been knitting something she really didn’t expect to find…



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



Come up with your own secret code. If you can, obviously covid 19 dependant! Send your friend or someone in your family a message in your code, about who you think Ephraim is knitting socks for. Can they decipher it? Can they reply to you? How much help do you need to give them to read it? Is it harder than you think to come up with a code that it is possible to work out? Remember there needs to be a method to your code, the reader needs some chance of working it out, you are going to have to explain your code to them!



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 (Angles):

Additional support videos for BBC Bitesize can be found here: 


Oak Academy (Ratio and Problem Solving):




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: What helped the Allies win the war?


Watch these videos:




Main Task: Last year it was the 75th anniversary of D-Day and this year was the 75th anniversary of VE-Day. Why are they important enough to still be remembered? How have these events been remembered over the years? 

Write either an argument for or against the statement "It's a waste of time and money having parties about something that hardly anyone can remember living through as it was so long ago".



This week we will begin learning about reincarnation, which is the Buddhist notion of rebirth. We will learn about karma and the belief that a being’s actions determine whether the rebirth is positive or negative. We will then go on to learn about the Dalai Lama, who is someone some Buddhists believe has reached enlightenment, but remains Earth to help others reach enlightenment or Nirvana.  This is the link: .You will need your home learning book (or paper) and something to write with.



Last week you drew diagrams of WW1 and WW2 planes.  If you have any photos of these please email them to Mrs Holt on Purple Mash if you are able.  Both this week and next week you will be using these to create a mobile.  See the attached pdf for details and further guidance with photos.



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.



In previous years we were privileged to come into your school and take an ‘It’s Your Move’ lesson with Year 6’s. As this wasn’t possible this year, we still wanted to be able to offer a resource.


Please follow the link to a free online presentation that we’ve put together that addresses the transition for Year 6’s as they move onto Secondary School. This is a fun, varied, creative and informative session that if watched straight through lasts 40 minutes, but has lots of moments to pause and have discussions. It also includes welcome and advice from the Heads of Year 7 and Transitions from both Hinchingbrooke and St. Peter’s Secondary School’s.



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.