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Welcome to the Year 6 class page!

Hello Year 6!

We hope you and your parents are finding our class page useful and are able to access the variety of tasks we are setting each week. 

We do love to hear how you are getting on at home with your learning! Some of you have already sent us lots of fabulous work and messages which really has brought a smile to our faces - thank you! 


If you would like to share anything you are proud of or you have any questions then please feel free to contact us on the email addresses below (Mrs Forde and Mrs Manwaring) (Mrs Clay and Mrs Medcraft)

Remember to check this page regularly for updates. Scroll down the page and you will see the tasks we have added in order of the weeks you have been learning from home. (latest updates/tasks)

Year 6 - 2020

Week 17 - 12.7.20


Hi Year 6!


Well we can't quite believe we're at the final week of term and our seventeenth week of home learning for some of you!


We are so unbelievably proud of how well you have coped with such a strange and challenging time! You kept going - even when the motivation was dwindling and we can honestly say that we have been honoured to be your teachers! Keep up that determination and maturity as you move up to secondary school and you will be just fine.


For those at home this week, we have added a 'final week checklist' to complete. We'd love to see some photos too! wink  (These are just below this message instead of the usual place below)


There is also a super list of things to do over the summer - all great fun of course!


As we mentioned last week, we will make sure there is a special event planned for the Autumn term, so we shall say 'goodbye for now' and we can't wait to all meet again soon.


Have an amazing summer!


Love from all of your Year 6 teachers and TAs xx laughheart



Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens

We were thrilled to receive this fabulous book review by Ava T. 

Thank you Ava -we are so pleased you enjoyed it! 

Murder Most Horrid

This book centres around two young girls who create a detective society – they are the only members.  They begin by working on simple investigations like “The Case of Lavina’s Missing Tie”. This is until a REAL murder happens at their school…the murder of one of their teachers!  They need to use all their knowledge and skills to solve the difficult and shocking case….

This is a fab book! It is a real page turner! When you get into it you can’t put it down! Watch out for the twist near the end! I give it an infinite amount of stars! 

Week 16 - 5.7.20


Hi Year 6!


We hope you have all had another super week - at school or at home - and we want to say a big thank you to those children who have emailed us work and spelling scores. We are almost at the end of term now which does make us feel a little sad. However, be assured that we will hopefully be able do something special for you in the Autumn term and invite you all for a celebration and a proper goodbye with all of your friends. 


Your work for this week consists of: English - writing an explanation text; Spellings - week 4 si or ssi (for sh); Maths - another great unit of work from White Rose; Science - a pattern investigation following on from last week; Theme - mural memory art and another fabulous recommended read!


Have a great week everyone and we will be in touch very soon.


Love from your Year 6 teachers x

Week 15 - 28.6.20


Hi there Year 6!


We hope you have all had a lovely weekend and managed to get outside - in between the rain showers!

We really enjoyed our second week in school last week and wanted to say another big thank you to the children who were with us - we are so proud of you!


Thank you to the children who are still learning from home - we have enjoyed hearing from you and receiving emails with your fantastic work attached. Another thank you to those children who have sent their spelling test scores too.They are now posted each week onto this page for you to practise and use at home (if you are not in school) and to use as a list for your parents to test you each Friday - don't forget to send us your scores please!


This week's home learning consists of: English - writing a story; maths - 2 step equations; science - looking at plants and their environment (more to follow next week too); theme - artwork based on the Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes; week 3 spellings - 'fer' and 'ferr' and another amazing recommended read.


Wishing you all a super week and we hope to hear from you soon.


Love from your Year 6 teachers

Week 14 - 21.6.20


Hello lovely Year 6 children and families!


What a joy it was to see those smiling faces last week! Thank you for being so mature and listening well to our new routines - we know it's all a bit different, but you really have taken to it all brilliantly! yeslaughheart

You have all grown so much too and there were lots of new hairstyles! 


We have spoken to a few of you on the phone who are staying at home, but if we haven't caught you yet then we'll aim to call sometime this coming week.


This week's learning consists of: English (character description); week 2 spellings; Maths from White Rose; Themed learning linked to South America; Science linked to living things and trees and a fantastic recommended read. Find these lower down the page under 'Latest updates/tasks'.


Thank you to those children who have emailed their spelling test scores. For those of you who have forgotten, take a look under the tasks and updates heading to find the spellings you need. Children at home, you are welcome to do the same if you would like to!


We look forward to another fun - filled week in school and hope to talk to some more of you at home too.


Love from your Year 6 teachers x smiley


p.s. Don't forget to bring a tin into school this week for your theme/art lesson.

Week 13 - 14.6.20


Hi Year 6!


We hope you and your families are all keeping well. Thank you all for another week of working hard at home; we've had some super work emailed to us.


As we mentioned last week, we have been extremely busy getting everything ready for the return of some of you and we can't wait to see you! For those of you who are returning to school, we know it is going to feel different for everyone. Some of you may be feeling a little nervous about seeing each other after such a long period of time, some of you might be a little unsure of what the school day will be like or even what it looks like inside the classrooms, there may be some that are really excited to return and can't wait. However you are feeling, please remember that we are all here for you and we will be taking lots of time during the first week to chat, refamiliarise ourselves with one another and learn new routines. Any questions, any worries or anything at all - just say and we will do our very best to put you at ease. We honestly can't wait to see those smiling faces! laugh


To those of you who aren't returning, we are still here for you just as much as we've ever been. Just send us an email - even if you just want to say hello! We will continue to provide you with your usual work and would love to see how you have been getting on. It's so lovely to see you in photos too!


This week's learning consists of the usual lessons and a super recommended read. We haven't put any science on this week, but we will provide something next week. There is a link here to some great activity clubs on the Oak academy page. Take a look and let us know what you think!


Take care Year 6 and we will be in touch soon.


Love from all your Y6 teachers x


Week 12 - 7.6.20


Hello Year 6! laugh


We hope you and your families are keeping safe and well. Can you believe this is our twelfth week? How time flies!

We have been very busy making preparations for school to open and we are very much looking forward to seeing some of you soon. We have added a book (see above) to take a look at and although it may be written with some of the younger children in mind, there may be parts which will help to answer questions some of you may have. For those of you not returning this term - please don't worry. We will still be in contact with you all via email and would love to hear from you.


This week's learning will consist of: English (Oak) where you will be looking at diary entries; Maths from White Rose (this will all be in a zip file for you to download as they have changed the way the page works); Science - week 6 will be your final week learning about light; Theme - another lesson on South America; taking a look at the countries which make up this interesting continent and then a brilliant recommended read - we'd love to have some feedback from those of you who have read any of these books!

Remember - these resources and lessons are in the usual place below (latest updates/tasks).


Enjoy your week Year 6 and we hope to hear from you all. 


Love from your Year 6 teachers x smiley

Week 11 - 31.5.20


Hello to all of our lovely Year 6 children!


We hope you have had a super half term break and managed to enjoy the beautiful weather we've been having!


As usual, we have set a variety of work for you - in the usual place lower down the page. (Updates/latest tasks) Your English for the week will be writing instructions, there is some great Maths from White Rose again, Science will be looking at light and shadows, theme is some fantastic art work inspired by South America and we have recommended another exciting book for you to read!


We hope you enjoy your work and please feel free to email us with any questions or just to say hello!


Love from your Year 6 teachers x

Week 10 - 24.5.20


Hello there Year 6 children and parents!


Just a very quick message to say have a super half term week. You have all worked so hard and we are very proud of how well you have managed your learning at home! 

Take a well-deserved break this week and have some fun with your family - you have certainly earned it!


We will be in touch this time next week.


Love from your Year 6 teachers x

Week 9 - 18.5.20


Hello again Year 6!

We hope you are all well and have had another super week at home.

We were a little busy at the start of last week sitting some important tests for you, mmmm - we wonder what they could have been? (Check the home learning page on this website if you missed it!)


We hope we have managed to chat to all of you or your parents by now, but if we have missed anyone then please do get in touch using the email addresses at the top of this page.


There are lots of new tasks for this week (in the usual place lower down the page - 'Latest updates/tasks')

You will be working on a super setting description for your English lessons (1-5); some angles and problem solving for Maths (1-5); the next lesson for Science (4) about how light travels; a great theme lesson (Geography) all about longitude and latitude - using maps and an R.E lesson all about Ramadan. There is also another recommended read. We'd love to know how you are getting on with your current books - perhaps you could send us some book reviews?

Don't forget there is also the additional A-Z of lockdown task which we set last week. We know some of you have been picking a few letters each day and taking your time with it -fab!


We hope you all have another wonderful week. Make sure you get outside and enjoy the warm weather too.


Take care everyone.


Love from all of your Year 6 teachers x


Week 8 - 11.5.20


Hello there lovely Year 6 children!


We hope you all had another good week and managed to fill your days with a variety of things to do. 

Us teachers were lucky enough to talk to most of you on the phone and it was just so lovely to hear your voices and talk to you properly. We really have missed you. We were also thrilled to hear about all the wonderful things you have been doing whilst at home. Lots of you have been busy with your school work each day and managed to set up your own routines; some have had birthdays and celebrated by receiving messages from friends and family virtually; many children have been designing and creating some amazing art and craft and so many of you have been baking! We all felt rather hungry after talking to you about your tasty treats and hope that you will bring us some to sample - if we are lucky enough to see you soon. Thank you to all those children and parents we did manage to chat to. We will try to catch anyone we missed this week.


Your work for this week consists of English (Oak Academy) and the A-Z of Lockdown, Maths (White Rose), Science, Theme and a book recommendation. We hope you all enjoy the tasks and -as ever- if you have any queries or want to share something with us; use the emails at the top of the page. You can find this week's work lower down under the 'latest updates/tasks' heading.


Now...some of you may have remembered what this week would have been? Yes...SAT's week. 

We just wanted to remind you all that we are all so proud of how far you have come this year and although it may not have been the year we were hoping for, we already know how brilliant you would have been if you were in school with us because you are all so positive, hard-working, mature, kind and above all - super stars!


Take care Year 6 and have a wonderful week.


Love from your Year 6 teaching staff xx

Week 7  (4.5.20)    May the fourth be with you!laughwink

Hello everyone!

We hope you have all had another fun-filled week! We have had some lovely messages and examples of work from lots of you - you are doing great!

Thanks to those of you who returned your answers from the questions we set last week. Can we ask anyone who hasn't yet sent them to take a look at last week's message and try to complete it. Thank you.


As usual, we have uploaded a mixture of curriculum tasks (English, maths, science and theme). We know being at home is not the same as learning in school. Some families have timetables which work well for them and others do bits as and when it works for them. Have a chat with your parents about how you are going to attempt your learning this week - maybe you could even draw up your own timetable? What's important to us is that you are happy and trying to make time for a little fun each day - be it crafts, cooking, gardening, exercise etc.


This week things are going to be a little different in English. We have a super new resource called the Oak National Academy and it has some exciting lessons for you to try. We have uploaded a sheet with the links to each lesson. The lessons will need to be done in order as the skills you learn will help you with your final piece of writing (lesson 5). There is a mixture of reading, SPAG and writing within the lessons for the week.

Take a look at lesson 1 with an adult if you can. That way you can see how you are going to fit them into your week - whatever works best for you.


Remember to check under the latest updates and tasks heading for your work this week and - as ever- please don't hesitate to contact us if you need any help or just want to say hello!


Take care all of you and stay safe.


Love from all of your Year 6 teachers x



Week 6

Hello there Year 6's!

We hope you have all had a lovely couple of fun-filled weeks and are all safe and well.

We have plenty for you all to do this week and have set you an English task (reading and writing), some Maths lessons and tasks, a Themed Learning task (geography) and some super Science! There are also lots of spelling games and activities, grammar games and reading resources for you to take a look at. Finally, we have added a link to a new 'lockdown diary' for you to try. You can find all of these below in 'Updates and tasks'.


We are really missing seeing you each day and we are busy making plans for the long-awaited day that we can return to school. This got us thinking about some questions that we would like to ask you, so that we can think about how to make your learning as exciting as possible when we are lucky enough to teach you again. It would be amazing if you could talk to your parents about these and then send us an email with your thoughts:


  1. What is your favourite subject and why?  (Maths, English (writing, reading, SPAG), Science, Art, History/Geography (theme), Computing, Music, Design Technology, P.E, PSHE, French
  2. What theme have you enjoyed the most and why?  (Ancient Greece, River Deep, Mountain High)
  3. What learning have you found tricky and why?
  4. What would you like to learn more about?
  5. What have you done this year that has made you feel proud?
  6. What has been your best memory this year so far?
  7. What are you most looking forward to about being back at school?


If you could email us sometime this week that would be brilliant.

Try to think about your answers and write in full sentences with your reasons why.


We look forward to hearing from you all very soon.


Love from your Year 6 teachers x laugh



Week 5

Hi there Year 6! 

Just  quick message to remind you that we are all thinking about you lots. We hope you have been enjoying the holiday tasks we have set you - don't forget to send us some pictures of what you have been up to! We do miss you.

Take care everyone and we will be in touch next week with some new curriculum - based tasks.

Love from all the Year 6 teachers xsmiley

Week 4

Happy Easter to all of our lovely Year 6 children and families!


We hope you have enjoyed the tasks we have set you in both your folders and online. We know lots of you have been eggstremely busy and we have enjoyed hearing from you and seeing what you have achieved. 


As this is what would have been your Easter holiday period, we are going to provide you with some different types of activities to keep you busy for the next couple of weeks. We really want you to have fun and enjoy the time you have as a family before we continue to set more curriculum-based tasks.


Thank you all for being so mature and we hope you enjoy the activities we upload. Keep checking for updates.


Have an eggcellent break! wink


Love from your Year 6 teachers x

Week 2


Hello again Year 6!


Just a quick message to say how pleased we are to see all of the wonderful work you have been doing at home with your online maths and spag accounts - well done!


Don't forget - you also have your maths and spag booster books. These are jam-packed full of activities and will go hand-in-hand with the work you took home in your folders.


We have been delighted to receive a variety of story plans, journal entries and updates of the super things you have been doing at home. Remember that the class email addresses are below - we'd love to see some more this week. Has anyone managed to make their mountain model yet? Which type did you make?


We will update next week with another message so keep checking. We do miss you all - stay safe Year 6. 


Love from Mrs Manwaring, Mrs Forde, Mrs Clay, Mrs Medcraft, Mr Lapworth, Miss Russell, Mrs Dhand and Mrs Seddon x

Week 1

Hello Year 6!

We hope you are all well and enjoying your learning at home with your family!

We wanted to say a huge thank you for the way you all responded to the changes in school last week! You were mature, thoughtful and looked after each other when we know some of you perhaps felt a little uncertain. Well done all of you!

You have been given plenty of work to be getting on with (in your folders) and also have your additional tasks - including theme, writing and science. 

Keep checking this page for regular updates!


Stay safe Year 6. 

Year 6 teachers x



How to support home learning - parent factsheet.

Latest updates/tasks cool
Sunday 6th July

English from the Oak National Academy

Writing an explanation text

Week 4 Spellings 


Open the zip folder below to access your maths from White Rose.

Themed Learning (Art)

Use the powerpoint lesson to discover how to make your memory mural.


Following on from last week's lesson, take a look here for your new task.

Recommended Read!

You have all probably seen or heard of the film, but films can’t add all the details a book can – although I do admit: the film is pretty good!

This book is a super read and I know that many secondary schools were recommending it for children last year as a transition to secondary read. You can really feel the characters emotions as different events are shown through the eyes of Augie, Via (his sister)  and some friends.

When I first read this book, I felt a range of emotions and it really opened my eyes to differing perspectives. I think it highlights the importance of standing back and weighing up situations and thinking: why are people behaving the way they are? What has happened to them? How do they perceive the events that have happened?

We can all be a little quick to judge or make assumptions; this book is a leveler and well-worth the time to read – I do, however, think it will be read quickly as it is quite addictive.

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Sunday 28th June

English from the Oak National Academy

Writing a story

Week 3 Spellings 


Open the zip folder below to access your maths from White Rose.

Themed Learning (Geography/Art)

Use the powerpoint lesson to learn more about Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes.


Use these resources to complete the task based on plants and their environments.

Recommended Read!

What an amazing book this is. Sophie Anderson has used the folklore character: Baba Yaga ( a witch) who in Russian tales is not a pleasant character and transports herself around the globe with her house that runs on chicken legs, but in this story, Baba is not vicious – in fact she is rather kind; you will find that out as the story unfolds. 

It is written from the viewpoint of Marinka who is a young girl – about your age. You know of the frustrations you feel being told to do things by your parents and teachers - don’t you? Well, imagine if you were not allowed to play or settle anywhere as you live with Baba Yaga and the house moves on before you can make friends – which of course is forbidden. 

You guessed it: Marinka sneaks away from the watchful eyes of the house and the story begins. This book is different and brilliant. In fact, now I have reminded myself of it, I will have to dig it out and read it again! 

Enjoy !! 

The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson

Sunday 21st June

English from the Oak National Academy

Describing a character

Week 2 Spellings 


Open the zip folder below to access your maths from White Rose.

Themed Learning (Geography/Art)

Use the powerpoint lesson to learn more about South American art.



Recommended Read!

Emma Carroll is an excellent author known for her historical fiction. She has written this book about a maid called Tilly who begins work at Frost Hollow Hall in the Victorian era. In no time this story grips your attention as there are mysteries to solve and ghosts to meet!   Enjoy if you dare! There are other brilliant reads by Emma Carroll: 

Letters From the lighthouse  

The snow sister 

In Darkling Woods 

The Somerset Tsunami 

The Girl who walked on air 

All of the above have been read by my daughter or other children about your age and they have enjoyed.  

Another book I must mention is When we were Warriors – also by Emma Carroll. Two of the short three stories follow on from Frost Hollow Hall and Letters from the Lighthouse, but the characters are older, so it is not necessary to read the others before. Sometimes it is quite nice to see how the characters mature though. 

Mrs Clay x

Frost Hollow Hall by Emma Carroll

Sunday 14th June

English from the Oak National Academy

Writing a letter of complaint

Week 1 Spellings 


Open the zip folder below to access your maths from White Rose.

Themed Learning (Geography)

Use the powerpoint lesson to learn about the artist Leonora Carrington.

Recommended Read!

Take a look at the page below to find out about this exciting book!

The Kid Who Came From Space by Ross Welford

Sunday 7th June

English from the Oak National Academy

Diary Entry


Open the zip folder below to access your maths from White Rose.

Week 6 Science lesson

Themed Learning (Geography)

Use the powerpoint lesson below and take a closer look at South America and its countries.

Recommended Read!

This book is brilliant :it tells the story of Fred, Con,  Lila and Max whose plane has crashed in the Amazon Jungle as they travelled to see their families in Manaus. Was somebody there before them? How will they survive ?

The Explorer by Katherine Rundell

Sunday 31st May

English from the Oak National Academy



Use this resource to find your White Rose Maths links.


Week 5 Science lesson

Themed Learning (Geography)

Use the powerpoint lesson below to complete the South America themed art.

Recommended Read!

For those of you who enjoyed 'Survivors' David Long has two more lovely books: Rescuers and Heroes; we are enjoying this one in the Clay household!

Heroes by David Long

Sunday 17th May

English from the Oak National Academy 

Setting Description


Use this resource to find your White Rose Maths links


Themed Learning (Geography)

Use the resources below to complete the map work.

Recommended Read!

Darkus' Dad is missing. Along with some new friends and a beetle...will the mystery be solved?

Beetle Boy by M.G. Leonard


Take a look at the link below and learn all about the month of Ramadan.

Sunday 10th May 

English from the Oak National Academy 

Information texts

An extra English task - for those of you who want to try it! 

The A - Z of Lockdown


Use this resource to find your White Rose Maths links

Themed Learning 

Your rivers task - to write an information page/leaflet (once you have completed your English lessons 1 - 5 this week)

Recommended Read!

For those of you who have read 'Malamander' and enjoyed it, the next book is out!

Sunday 3rd May - Week 7

English from the Oak National Academy 

This includes your reading, writing and SPAG.


Use the link for your White Rose Maths this week.

Maths lessons 1 - 5


Remember you have the full 6 weeks of lessons lower down the page (week 6), but for those of you who just want week 2 - here it is...

Themed Learning

Using the resources below, please complete your river task - it will be needed to help you with your writing for next week.

Don't forget, you have lots of information lower down the page from the last two tasks.

Sunday 26th April - Week 6

Take a look at the English task below. Read the text and try to answer the questions in full sentences like you would in our class reading sessions. Think about making your point, explain it and don't forget the evidence to back it up.


Once you have completed the sentence tasks, try to complete the story. You choose what will happen. Take the story in your own direction and don't forget to use that all important punctuation.


We would love to read some of these stories, so please send them through if you get finished. Have fun!

English task - Week 6

Maths lessons and tasks

Using the White Rose link provided, watch the online videos and complete the activities for each day.


Don't forget to play some of these SPAG games as often as you can - they will help with your writing tasks and keep you familiar with the rules.

Lots of you still have plenty to do on too. Well done to everyone who has logged in and tried an online test!


Terminology Table. Use this to remind yourselves of any grammar terminology you may have forgotten.


Practise your spelling patterns from the Year 5 and 6 statutory words.

Lots of fun games to keep you familiar with your spellings - try to play a few each day!


Remember to keep reading as often as you possibly can. We have provided a super book list for you to look through.

We'd love to hear all about your reading too.

Perhaps some of you might like to send us your book recommendations - we may even post some onto our class page! yes


The Book of Hopes

Take a look at this wonderful new reading resource to share with your family.

A collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures by popular children's authors and illustrators. These are written and dedicated to all those working in hospitals. 


Themed learning and task

Raging Rivers 

As you have all finished your work on mountains, we thought you could take some time to complete a theme task based on rivers. (some of you have already written a poem so will be a bit ahead of the game wink)

Using the powerpoint lessons below, try to draw your own diagram of a river. Remember to include all of the features along each of the three courses (upper, middle and lower) and label them too. We have included a pack of activity sheets, but we would love for you to draw your own if you can!

Talk to a grown up (either in your house or a relative on the phone) about any local rivers or even famous rivers they may have visited. See if you can share your knowledge with them.

Have fun!


Lots of super science and learning here for the next six weeks. Have fun everybody - we can't wait to hear from you! laugh

Year 6 Science - 6 weeks of lessons

Take a look at these science experiments with your family. Lots of fun to be had by all!smiley

Allesley Primary Lockdown Diary Activity

The well-being of our children at Allesley is always at the forefront of all of our minds, so when we spotted this we thought what a fantastic way for the children to share their hopes, dreams, thoughts, aspirations, worries, feelings and beliefs about being in lock down.

Each week we would like the children to keep a diary in the form of one picture showing us their lockdown world. This can be kept as a private diary just for themselves, to share with family members or their class teacher would love an email sharing this with them.

Take a look at the link below for some inspiration, but remember: your diary is about your feelings and experience.

Sunday 12th April (Weeks 4 & 5)

Activities for Easter - Year 6

Easter Maths Fun!

Take a look at this fun reading challenge! 

Join the Virtual Reading Club and take part in the mini Easter challenge or the illustration challenge. 

Sunday 5th April - Week 3

* Our theme at school this term is 'River Deep, Mountain High'. We have looked at the five types of mountains and their features alongside a collection of survival stories.

We would like you to do some research about rivers now. See if you can find out some of the technical vocabulary and what the words mean. Where does a river begin its journey? Where does it end up? What happens along the way? Perhaps you can find out about local rivers or even famous rivers far away!

Now take a look at the 'River's Journey Poem' task below...

* The Mountain Pass

Take a look at this exciting story start and illustration...

Can you read the text and answer the questions like we do in class?

Have a go at the sentence tasks too - use your super grammar knowledge and vocabulary to help you. 

Finally, try the picture task. We'd love to see some of these!


Friday 27th March - Week 2

* Remember the Survivors stories we read? Take a look at this writing task and see if you can complete the story.

* Why not keep a journal/diary over the next few weeks. Try to set some time aside each day to explain what has been happening both at home and in the wider community/world. Try to include how you feel and why. Think how interesting this might be to read when you are older!
Year 6 Tasks during school closure - 19th March (Week 1)
SATs Revision

Nrich Maths

If you would like to really challenge your reasoning and problem solving skills, try the Nrich Maths link below, where you will find lots of tricky challenges.


Our school login details are:

Username: alps

Password: shape

Remember to use your own login to access your portal once you are logged in to check for homework you have been set.

Watch these 2 great YouTube assemblies from Medical Mavericks to help your understanding of the circulatory system.