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w/b 8.6.20



Read the chapter "Lend A hand on the Land", look for the following words in context (that means in the sentences)

You can listen to it here:

Bleary-eyed, considering, reservations, what the heck, reassured, pigeonhole-type shelves, ambled, perched, gawp, begrudgingly.


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.



Think about how women are shown in this book. How is the reader meant to see them? Are they brave, dangerous, heroic, mothers, sisters?

The Role of Women changed a lot during World War 2 and this is reflected in the book. Read through the worksheets and try to answer the questions. 



Olive has a note from Sukie, it could be a code, think about any codes you have encountered in any books you have read. Who usually uses codes? Why did the messages need to be in code form? Can you solve the puzzles in the attached sheets below?



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



Extended writing task. Choose from one of these option.

  1. Put yourself in Cliff ’s shoes and describe the moment you took the lid off the buns and then was finally allowed to have one.
  2. Write a continuation of the chapter, but where it turns out that actually it was just another noise, that Olive and Mrs Drummond had mistaken for planes, and afterwards they fall about laughing.



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 (Algebra):

Additional support videos for BBC Bitesize can be found here: 


Oak Academy (Measure - length):




This Half Term we will be looking at light. We will be starting with some Oak Academy lessons and will then link this knowledge to our History topic of World War 2.

This week follow lesson 2 here and complete each activity.



Key Question: What was Enigma and why was it so important in the fight against Hitler?


Task: Watch this video on codebreaking


If you were a spy what would your name and specialist skills be? Can you create your own code for someone else to crack? Can you take part in the Bletchley Park Challenge?


Look at this website for more information about Enigma - 


Use this opportunity to think about the role that women played in the very beginning of the computer age.


This week we are learning about the sacred text of Buddhism.  Like last week, the lesson can be found on the Oak Academy website:

This time you should be able to do the quiz at the beginning. You will need your home learning book (or paper) and something to write with. 



We are continuing our WW2 theme with art this week.  Look at the attached pdf.  We are looking at examples of propaganda posters and you will design a poster in the same style.  There is a link in the pdf to see more examples for inspiration.




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.