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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6


Who's who

Mrs Rees - Class Teacher

Ms Evans - Learning Support Assistant


Class routine


Homework due in


Spelling tests



Homework given out

Essential Information SUMMER TERM:


Although the SATS have been cancelled across the country this summer, all the skills learned in order to pass the tests are used in the Year 7 programme of study at secondary schools. Therefore, it is still very useful for your child to continue learning and revising SAT style questions in reading, grammar, spelling and mathematics. 

Each week that we are closed, a new set of learning at home opportunities will be placed on this class web page, on your child's Purple Mash login page and through our Class Dojo stories and portfolio. If you have trouble accessing these resources, do not have access to the internet or a laptop/tablet etc, please contact us and we can arrange other methods of accessing the learning for your child. 

Your child can contact Mrs Rees via email in Purple Mash or via their Class Dojo login. similarly,should you require any support whilst home schooling or have any queries you can message through Class Dojo messaging system. 

We are in this together and aim to work as a team to support each other through these strange times we find ourselves in. Keep safe and stay healthy, 

Mrs Rees 


This is Thursday this term. Please ensure your child has the full kit of white t-shirt (or House colour t-shirt) and black shorts, with trainers for all PE sessions. We will be outdoors whenever possible Thursdays. Pupils need to be dressed appropriately (with any warm clothing necessary).

Other Topic information:

We will be studying ourselves in this Summer Term. What makes me, me? We will look at various autobiographies and biographies with a view to writing one of our own. The home learning tasks in reading and writing will be based around this theme, to help children get a feel for what content is in an autobiography and the style in which it is written. 

READING: any further reading on famous people and how they have recorded their lives would be very useful.

Home Learning Week Beginning Monday 1st June 2020

Good morning, hope you are all rested after your half term break, and ready to start the last six weeks of your time with us at ST. Oswald's. Remember our topic this term is ME, and as such i have created a choice of written tasks linked to an autobiography I would like you all to write over the next few weeks. The document Y6 autobiography homework is not to be completed in one week, but over time, so that you can write your best pieces to keep for later in life. I will add to them in a couple of weeks, so that you have a range of things to write about. 

For maths and reading I have posted the OAk Academy and BBC bitesize websites as they will keep your brain stretched ready for secondary school. 

I have also set a few 2do tasks on Purple Mash for you to have  go at with writing frames to add to your autobiography. although I have not set any computing tasks or other tasks on there this week, you are welcome to look at the weekly activities section on the right hand side of your home page for further activities to engage with.  

I look forward to receiving your autobiography tasks and learning more about your early life. 

Stay safe and well, Mrs Rees

Year 6 Leavers' Hoodies to order 20th May 2020.

Home Learning Week Beginning Monday 18th May 2020

Hi Year 6! 

This week I have posted most of our learning onto Purple Mash as you seem to really engage with these tasks. As we have our 'normal' half term holiday at the end of this week, I have set work for this week, but have given you longer to complete it. I have also followed our new topic of ME: meaning any reading and writing opportunities are going towards you writing your own autobiography over the next few weeks, to collate into a book/ folder to keep as you move to secondary. I have been in communication with your secondary schools this week and they want to know all about you, so an autobiography is a great way to introduce yourselves to your new schools!  Good luck an don't forget our weekly Zoom meetings to chat and say hello!

Mrs Rees.

Purple Mash 2Do activities set 
Biography of Sigmund Clitter

chapter 1 -9 texts

chapter 1-9 reading quizzes

chapter 1-9 writing tasks, linked to your own autobiography

Science: evolution and inheritance

Fossils Factfile

Fossils Leaflet

The stages of Fossilisation

Topic/ Computing

Food example - animation

2Animate - food animation part 2.


times tables test and check

bond bubbles - 


Home Learning Week Beginning 11th May 2020

Good morning, 

We are returning to our usual lesson format this week for your learning. Remember our zoom class meeting is Wednesday 13th May at 1pm. I will send you the code to enter via Class Dojo on Wednesday about ten minutes before the meeting. See you then! 

Purple Mash  2Do tasks 
Reading  The Night the Diamonds Fell - chapters 1-7
Comprehension Chapters 1-7 quizzes
Writing  making lists; story chapter; survival kit; radio broadcast; instructions; blogging; book review 
spelling Sum1 WK2 abstract nouns (PDF dictation available below) 
Maths  area activity; add/ subtract up to 1000 
2code computing Turtle road crossing 
2email To email me any questions you have or to get in contact
Websites Daily lessons to follow in reading, grammar and maths 
Oak Academy
Class Dojo portfolio - for sending me any work/ other activities you have been doing 


VE Day enrichment tutorial from Staff - week beginning 4th May 2020

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We have a little video from the teachers, helping you to understand our enrichment week of home learning for this week. Watch the video before you begin. Don't forget to send us photographs of all your themed learning activities to share. Good luck and have fun!

Home Learning Week Beginning 27th April 2020

This week, we are entering our 6th week of home schooling, so I thought I would mix things up a bit. I have listed below some very good websites that are producing daily lessons.

1: BBC Bitesize has daily lessons that you can access with on screen questions. The reading session from 24th April includes an extract read by the English rugby player Maro Itoje - for some motivation!

There is also a well-being lesson on starting secondary school, which may help you if you are a bit nervous.

2: Oak National Academy has Maths, English and humanities daily lessons to follow. I have found some lessons difficult to upload, but you may have more success.

3: Twinkl (our school resource subscription) has devised daily planning sheets to click on each link and follow. I have found this to be excellent and easy to use. I think this will be very useful for you this week. (see documents below)

PURPLE MASH  2Do Tasks this week

Buster's Blitz ch6 - read chapter and comprehension quiz

Buster's Blitz ch7 - read chapter and comprehension quiz


Buster's Blitz ch6 - character comparison

Buster's Blitz ch7 - book review

Topic 2investigate - databases and a quiz on alien databases from 2investigate.

Sum1 wk1 - random spellings from previous term

sum1 wk1 - dictation of spellings 

I do not expect you to do ALL of these above or to be working solidly from 9am to 4pm! However, if you can access an English task, a Maths task and a topic/ science/ art/ craft or music task each day, you will keep your brain working and yourself occupied. Try and choose activities that have some handwriting - as well as keyboard skills - and try to be creative at some point in the day too (this could be construction, drawing, cooking, gardening etc).

Good luck and I will catch up with you on dojo during the week...

From Mrs Rees

Home Learning Week Beginning 20th April 2020

PURPLE MASH 2Do tasks set this week...

Buster's Blitz ch4 - read chapter and comprehension quiz

Buster's Blitz ch5 - read chapter and comprehension quiz


Buster's Blitz ch4 - write a newspaper article

Buster's Blitz ch5 - write a description of a strange dream


Box the verb - verb tenses

Football Time - using passive voice 


Spr2 wk4 - random key words

Spr2 wk5 - ance words 

2 email (in computing icon)

contact me for any queries here

Past SAT papers to practise in maths and grammar

Websites to link to home learning 

Reading Activities  

Scholastic magazines to read and answer questions on  

Warwickshire libraries have a listed different links for learning and also access to audio books. 

Quizzes & other Creative Activities 

This link is for a list of different games which can be downloaded for free, mainly primary.  

has a ‘Harry Potter at Home’ hub with reading, magic tricks, quizzes, puzzles and more 

Creative art activities to try at home  

Below are some Maths resources to practise as well. Do not forget to get in touch if you need any support at all during the next week, good luck

Mrs Rees 

Home Learning Week Beginning 30th March 2020

PURPLE MASH You have some 2Do tasks I have set for you this week
Reading Buster's Blitz chapter 1, quiz on the chapter, writing outcome on advice for pet owners
Grammar Flora's Trouble, Indigo's Game, Synonyms and Antonyms
Spelling Practice Spring Wk2 (ence, ency) Spring Wk5 (ance) 
Mathematics multiplication tables check, factoroids, fractonio's pizzeria

Check your emails for links to other practice SAT papers you can practice during the week

you can also email me any queries or get in touch through this


 Websites to link to for home learning:


Plus - do not forget to log in to class dojo for daily small tasks and keeping in touch with me during the week,

Mrs Rees 

Year 6 gymnastics performances to parents

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We learned about co-operation, courage, perseverance and friendship (our school Christian values) through working in teams to create a sequence of balances and movement to music. We created a routine, using some teaching input from Mrs Rees and some of our own creativity.

Group 2

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Group 3

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Group 4

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Experimenting with the spectrum of colours that make up light

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Today we looked at how light is refracted and the white colour splits into the full colour spectrum. We then explored turning a colour spectrum back to white by blending the colours when spinning them. We had fun but also learned a great deal about light and how it works.

Learning how making periscopes manipulates light

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Harvest 2019 - Announcing our chosen charity

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Harvest 2019

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Useful Websites

Year 6

If you have any questions or suggestions for any of the Year 6 team please send us a message.