Welcome to Queen Elizabeth 2 Class

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Welcome all Year 6 parents and pupils.

Class Teacher: Miss Blackford

Teaching assistants: Mrs Brown and Mrs Verma

A creative map-making & Geography task

Good morning all,

After some of the Y5s were my guinea pigs, I would like as many children and families as possible from our school to trial something really exciting. This is based on an online tool called “Digimaps for Schools” by the University of Edinburgh.

Thank you Damara, Emiliana, Bianca, Lillian and James in Year 5 for giving it a good go.

Your task is to plan and document a walk you are going to undertake as a daily exercise. The steps I would like you to include are:

        • Go for a walk and take photographs of interesting sights.

        • Back at home, log-on to Digimaps.

        • Create a map for the local area you have taken your walk in.

        • Draw in the walk (draw lines in sections or as a whole; double-click for sections).

        • Pin in your home.

        • Measure the distance between the different parts of the walk.

        • After your walk, upload the photos into the right place on your map in Digimaps. (Remember to save.)

        • Save your map in your class-folder on Digimaps under your first name and the date (e.g. Max-17052020)

Here is the video instruction on how it works:

Have fun.

Thank you very much and happy half-term.

Mr Grundey

Half term activities

Eid Mubarak to those families who are celebrating.

As it is half term this week, we shall not be setting daily Maths and English lessons. Instead, we have put together a fun set of activities that you may wish to use throughout the week. Remember, we love seeing your work and hearing from you on Class Dojo, so please feel free to keep us updated throughout the week.


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Task – Write a letter to your teacher(s) detailing how you have been feeling throughout lockdown. You may want to include:

  • Any new skills or hobbies that you have learnt
  • Any successes or challenges that you have faced
  • Have you celebrated your birthday or a member of your family’s birthday?
  • What are you most looking forward to when the restrictions are lifted?

Please send the letters to us on Class Dojo!


Make your own lava lamp


Origami for kids

Easy Origami Bird

Our classes enjoy paper crafts, so we have found a great website link for them to do some origami at home!

Just click here.


Build a den

The ultimate cosy hangout! Why not create a fun den for you (and any siblings – if they’re allowed in) then settle down and watch a good movie or read a book, whilst enjoying all of your cosy comforts.

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Decorating pebbles

Get creative and leave your lovely messages on a range of different pebbles.



















We hope you have a lovely half term!

Happy half term

Westminster Primary School - February Half Term 2019


Well done for all of your hard work this half term! We have been so amazed at all of your home learning!

If you would like something to keep you occupied over the half term break, we shall be posting some fun activities on Tuesday 26th at 9am. Until then, we would like for you to enjoy the rest over the bank holiday weekend.


Hope you are all safe and well,


The Year 6 team


Mental health is everyone’s business.

We all have times when we feel down or stressed or frightened. Most of the time those feelings pass. But sometimes they develop into a more serious problem and that could happen to any of us. Our mental’s health does not always stay the same. It can change as circumstances change and as we move through different stages of our life.

We all know how we can keep our body healthy, but what can we do to look after our mental health?

Have a look at these 10 tops tips!

More information on Howard School Dojo


International Bee Day

Happy “International Bee Day” to everybody.

Did you know that bees are crucial when it comes to producing our food?

Did you know that during her life, a bee collects only 1/12 of a tea spoon full of honey?

Did you know that social-distancing is impossible for bees as in the height of the summer, a beehive houses far over 30.000 bees?

To celebrate our little, fascinating and for our survival essential companion, please spend some time today to …

Here are some more resources:









creative and send some pictures on Class-Dojo or howardyear5@gmail.com

Mr Grundey

Year 6 home learning – Week beginning 18th May 2020

Keep going – you're doing great!

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It has been a little quiet on Class Dojo recently. We would love you for you to check in with us and let us know how you are all doing. We miss you all! Miss Blackford and Miss Handley 🙂

Maths –

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Have a look at the WhiteRose lessons-Week 3- https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
I know that we are not completing the correct date but this is a good recap of work that we would be covering at this time of year anyway.
Day 1-Simplify fractions
Day 2- Compare and Order fractions
Day 3-Add and Subtract fractions
Day 4-Mixed addition and subtraction
Day 5- Friday Challenge
Here are the video links for each day too.
Don’t forget that there will be Mathletics tasks to do as well for the week!  Well done to all of you who are completing those when you can too.  They will continue to help build your fluency and reasoning skills as well.

Science –

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Have a look at the Curious Creature presentation (where it says ‘discuss with a partner’, just have a think on your own or talk to an adult about it).
Then have a go at matching the animal picture with its classification description.
Once you have done that-it’s time to get creative.  Create your own creature-start by thinking about its classification and think what features it will need to have. Complete the Curious Creature sheet.  the more creative you can be, the better.  Have fun!

English writing

Day 1 – Write a diary entry as Wallace at the beginning of the sketch.

Day 2 – What are the key features of the ‘Snoozatron’? Why have they been specifically chosen?

Day 3 – Create an advert for the ‘Snoozatron’.

Day 4 – Write a diary entry as Gromit after the eventful night.

Day 5 – What key features could you add to the ‘Snoozatron’? Explain why they would be useful. (E.g. Hot chocolate and marshmallows, lavender spray, white noise…)

Challenge – Create your own cracking contraption for helping to get a good nights sleep. (This could be in the form of an explanation text or a detailed, labelled diagram).


English reading

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Over the past few weeks, Fiction Express have been releasing new chapters of their exciting texts. If you haven’t already done so, please read the chapters of the latest books and complete the quizzes. This means that we can see your understanding and comprehension of each chapter. It is important that we are continuing to read regularly for at least 20-30mins a day.

If you need your Fiction Express login details, please message us on Class Dojo.




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Task – Write a letter to your teacher(s) detailing how you have been feeling throughout lockdown. You may want to include:

  • Any new skills or hobbies that you have learnt
  • Any successes or challenges that you have faced
  • Have you celebrated your birthday or a member of your family’s birthday?
  • What are you most looking forward to when the restrictions are lifted?

Please send the letters to us on Class Dojo!

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Social history challenge – Social history task – interview


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If you fancy taking part in some physical activities at home have a look at ‘Real PE’.  The school uses these resources and now the company have offered parents an opportunity to try some of the activities at home during school closures.

It’s really simple:

Log into:

The website address is: home.jasmineactive.com 
Parent email: parent@howardprim-1.com
Password: howardprim

Then choose which activity you would like the children to take part in.  There are a variety of activities you can do throughout the day if you wish.

If you log onto facebook and join their closed group-you can then post photos of you and the family taking part in these activities.  They have weekly competitions with winners announced on their facebook page.  There are all sorts of different prizes so have a go!

Facebook: Join our real PE at home – tips & ideas ​



Geography Curriculum

Answers Geography challenge 1

Geography Map Challenge 2 – Countries and capitals



Art project 4 – recreate a painting

Year 6 home learning – week beginning 11th May 2020

SATs Week | St Stephen's C of E Primary School

As many of you are aware, this week would have been the infamous SATS week for our lovely Year 6s. We have put together a collection of fun and ‘alternative’ papers for SPAG and Maths for the children to have a go at this week!


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SPAG paper 1 – Monday

SPAG paper 2 – Tuesday

SPAG paper 3 – Wednesday

SPAG paper 4 – Thursday

SPAG paper 5 – Friday


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Maths paper 1 – Monday

Maths paper 2 – Tuesday

Maths paper 3 – Wednesday

Maths paper 4 – Thursday

Maths paper 5 – Friday


If you normally work with Mrs Verma and Mrs Brown in Maths, have a go at these papers: 

LA Maths paper 1 – Monday

LA Maths paper 2 – Tuesday

LA Maths paper 3 – Wednesday

LA Maths paper 4 – Thursday

LA Maths paper 5 – Friday

Additional home learning

Writing tasks

Day 1 – Retell the story using 3rd person.

Day 2 – Write the dialogue between Fox and Dr. Hammer adding correct punctuation.

Day 3 – Write the next adventure of Spy Fox using a different wild animal as the villain and including equally inept minions. We quite like the idea of a huge Ape – like King Louis in The Jungle Book – with cheeky monkey minions.

Day 4 – Create a newspaper report for the events outlined in the film.

Day 5 – Design a ‘Bond-like’ gadget that fox could use in his missions.


Reading tasks

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Fiction text





Non-fiction text





Poetry text





If you normally read with Mrs Verma, please try and complete the reading booklet below:

Reading booklet

Answer booklet

Mark scheme


Activity Sheet Living Things Jigsaw

There is one question missing on sheet two. Can you think of a good question for the answer?

Send us your work on Class Dojo!



Algorithms and debugging – follow BBC Bitesize’s home learning site below:




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Art project 3 – Andy Warhol



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Geography map challenge 1



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Mindful Music challenge

Year 6 newsletter – Issue 1

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Ok… it’s here… the first ever Year 6 newsletter!

We would love as many of you as possible to send us pictures to howardprimaryyear6@gmail.com showcasing any activities that you have been doing at home. It does not have to be home learning related! Why not show off your cooking, sewing, baking, crocheting, drawing, dancing, etc…

Issue 1 – 20th April – 1st May

VE Day – Virtual street party resources

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Hi everyone!

Hope you are looking forward to our virtual street party on Friday afternoon! Below is a very useful resource booklet that offers recipes, song lyrics and dance steps to help you have a fantastic time!

VE Day street party resource pack

Don’t forget to send us any pictures of your ‘living room street party’ to howardprimaryyear6@gmail.com


Week beginning 4th May 2020 – Year 6 home learning

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Welcome to VE Week!

To celebrate VE Day (on Friday 8th May) we have decided to theme this week’s around the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day that marked the end of World War II, and was the day on which allied forces announced the surrender of Germany in Europe. 

From VEDay75.org: 

When VE Day dawns on 8th May 2020 it will be 75 years since the guns fell silent at the end of the war in Europe. Years of carnage and destruction had come to an end and millions of people took to the streets and pubs to celebrate peace, mourn their loved – ones and to hope for the future, but not forgetting those still in conflict until 15th August when it was announced that Japan had surrendered unconditionally to the Allies, effectively ending World War II.

The 75th anniversary will provide our nation, and our friends around the world, with an opportunity to reflect on the enormous sacrifice, courage and determination of people from all walks of life who saw us through this dark and terrifying period. To commemorate this important time we are organising VE Day 75, a three-day international celebration that will take place from 8th May to 10th May 2020.


Home learning activities

English –

Day 1 – Write your own victory speech (listen to Winston Churchill’s speech he made on Victory in Europe Day in 1945).

Day 2 – Create a biography about Captain Tom Moore – a 100 year old war veteran who has recently raised an incredibly amount of money. Use the subheadings:

  • Early life and family
  • Military service
  • Fundraising
  • Awards and achievements

Day 3 – Diary entry as a British soldier who has learned about Germany surrendering.

Day 4 – Write a newspaper report about Victory in Europe Day, set in 1945.

Day 5 – Instruction writing: How to throw the perfect VE Day Street party.



Have a look at the planning to see what you are doing day-by-day:


Day 1 – Rationing

Rationing menu

Day 2 – Rationing

Problem Solving – WW2 rations

Day 3 – Little ship mission


Yellow and Green Agents

Day 3 Pictures


Day 4 – Buying clothes

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Day 5 – Codebreaker

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Written Calculation Methods Code Breaker – HA

Written Calculation Methods Code Breaker – MA

Mental Calculations Code Breaker – MA

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Mental Calculations Code Breaker – HA



Create a leaflet or poster all about VE Day. You could include:

  • When it is?
  • Any traditions?
  • Why we celebrate it?
  • What’s different this year?
  • Any key individuals



We would like to try to create a ‘feelgood’ video of our Year 6s! We were thinking about how we could tie this into our VE Day celebrations, in line with what’s going on at the moment. We would like the children to film themselves lip syncing along to the lyrics of Vera Lynn’s we’ll meet again (in the video above). Please send your video clips to howardprimaryyear6@gmail.com to take part. This video submission will also act as permission to publish on our Howard Primary School website.

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Design Technology

Task 1 – Create your own Union Jack Bunting

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How To Make Flag Bunting

Print them off and cut along the outside of the flags, making sure to include the tabs. Get the kids to colour in (or if you’re in a rush you can use our ready-coloured set), cut a piece of string or ribbon to the length you want, fold the tabs around the string and stick the tabs down with glue or tape. Then hang up for all to see!

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Task 2 – Create a wartime dish

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Over the year, we have looked at many of the struggles that the people of Britain had when it came to rationing. This week, we would like you to create a dish that would have been found during the war years. Please send any pictures of your amazing creations to our Class Dojo!

Find some thrifty wartime dishes here


Task 3 – Build your own Spitfire!

The Spitfire is, without a doubt, one of the most iconic planes that were seen during World War Two. Below, are some fun activities – of various difficulties – to create your own at home!

Click here for instructions…

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PE –

During World War 2, dance halls became very popular. Lindy hop was a fusion of many dances that preceded it or were popular during its development but is mainly based on jazz, tap, breakaway and Charleston. The Lindy hop became popular as it was introduced as a result of the American soldiers travelling over to Britain. Why don’t you have a go at practising some of the basic steps?