Year 6 writing challenge: 31/3/2020

Your writing challenge for this week is to plan, write and edit a narrative linked to the above video – The Dreamgiver.

In this narrative, you have the following S2S:

Everyone should use paragraphs, full sentences, present tense.

Most should be using fronted adverbials (see below), expanded noun phrases (see below) and varied sentence structure using various punctuation (dashes, semi-colons, colons).

Some of you, try to create pathetic fallacy in your writing where you use the weather or description to create a tense or positive atmosphere.

We look forward to seeing your writing posted on our Year 6 Seesaw account 🙂

English links – 31/3/2020

Hi year 6!

We have managed to find more books available for free:

Not only this, there are 10 minute author challenges available on the following website:

A new challenge is added daily so try and fit them in to your daily routine. Share on the seesaw link we have previously blogged about: We would love to read your challenges!

A way for us to see all your wonderful learning at home!

We have created a way of you being able to share some of your brilliant home learning with us.

This is what you need to do:

  1. Download ‘Seesaw Class’ app on a tablet or phone.
  2. Select ‘I am a Student’
  3. Scan the QR code

To post a picture of your work:

  1. Select the green plus at the top of the page
  2. Select ‘Photo’
  3. Take a photo of whatever you want to share with us and then select the green tick
  4. Choose which class you are in and then the green tick again

NOTE TO PARENTS: Children are familiar with SeeSaw as we use it in class.

Things you should know:

  1. We have made this secure so no-one else can access your work or pictures.
  2. You will not be able to see other children’s work and others cannot see your work.
  3. Because it is secure, you will not be able to see your work once you’ve submitted it BUT don’t worry, we will still be able to see it but PLEASE make sure you add your first name (not surname but initial is ok if you share the same first name as another child in year 6).

We look forward to seeing your work and you enjoying your learning.

Miss Cope, Miss Caldwell and Mrs Dockerill

Home learning reminders…

Just a little reminder about the engaging links I have mentioned over the past week or so to support your learning:


Times Table Rockstars –

5 a day corbett maths – (selecting gold or platinum)

Carol Vorderman’s maths factor – (selecting upper KS2)

White Rose Hub learning (problem of the day)-


David Walliams Elevensies –

Free children’s books on Audible –

English / writing-

Use Literacy Shed videos to write diaries, recounts, narratives, newspaper reports, non-chronological reports, settings/character descriptions! The ideas are endless!

Pobble365 –

Spelling Shed –

Lights, camera – action!

A few weeks ago, I asked you to write a news report about Mary Anning – a famous Palaeontologist. Now’s the time to record those reports!

Thinking about your use of voice, gesture and eye contact (to the camera!) why don’t you ask someone at home to record your news report? It would be great if you could get someone at home to comment below about how well you used your public speaking skills to perform your report?

Perspective art 30/3/2020

Art is a skill we will continue to develop as we move through school. Why not have a go at some perspective art: sketch a nature scene: either from your garden or from outside when you go on your daily walk!

It would be great if you could post your artwork images in the comments section and we can consider what they have in common, what are the differences and discuss how long it took us to complete.

New week, new picture news!

This week’s story: How people are keeping their spirits up in changing times!

Question: Can you think of ways to remain positive during difficult times?

Watch the following video for a virtual assembly all about this week’s news story! You may need to pause the video to give yourself some more time to think about the questions!

Here are some additional ideas for you to have a go at!

Home learning: German

This website is great and has lots to do, from finding out about Germany, to learning lots of new language.

Explore the sections on Find Out, Make and Do, Games and Quizzes, Stories and Songs, Fun with German. 
Practise the topics you have learnt this year on – most of you have used this website in class. You click on Topics and choose a topic, do the tutorial and then play the games. If you are wanting a challenge, choose a topic you haven’t learnt yet and learn some new words. 

You could try and cook a German recipe with the help of an adult of course. There are lots of recipes on this site. Take a photo of what you make to show us.
You could find out about one of these topics and do a project on it: German cars, German sports stars, German football teams, a town or region in Germany……

Viel Spaß! (Have fun!)

Frau Lees