Year 6 Home Learning Thursday 4th March


Only a couple of days before we return to school. I’m sure there are a wide range of emotions bouncing around between you at the moment. Some of you will be excited; some possibly a little more anxious. However you feel, we will be doing everything at school to ensure that your return runs as smoothly as possible.


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Today is World Book Day. In school we will be dressing up as our favourite book characters. Please feel free to join our Zoom call dressed up as your favourite book character too so we can share some of this day together 🙂

Hopefully, you’ll be able to join me for the Zoom session this morning.

Mr Chiverton is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Time: Mar 4, 2021 10:30 AM London

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 995 4817 1086
Passcode: e2udL2


As we near the end of our work on algebra, it can be worth replacing the letter with a number to see if the equation works.

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Reasoning and Problem Solving



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With it being World Book Day, we will be having a little break from our poetry to take time to explore books.

If possible, I’d like you to go on a scavenger hunt.

In our Zoom session we will be looking at how authors can use an image to make a story/poem more powerful.

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Question time!

What does the expression ‘if looks could kill’ mean?

What do you think the bird is angry about?

What kind of bird is it?

Do birds have feelings like humans?

What do you think the bird is looking at?

What different colours can you see on the bird?

Sentence challenge!

Can you make a list of as many words you can think of that describe the colour black in more detail?

Here are a few of mine…

jet inky pitch midnight dark soot coal obsidian funereal gloomy sorrowful

Can you you use these alternative words for black to describe the bird?

Sick sentences!

These sentences are ‘sick’ and need help to get better. Can you help?

The black bird stared. It had black feathers and black legs. It had a black beak.

Story starter!

If looks could kill…


Focused reading

I’ve broken chapter 6 into 2 parts. Today, I’d like you to read up from the end of page 61 to the end of the chapter.

To access the eBook Library you will need to follow these instructions.

Go to

Click on the ‘Log in’ link (top right) to open the login form.

Make sure the ‘Students’ tab is highlighted. Type in the class name shawburyy6 and password  Shawbury2021Y6 and click ‘Log in’ (Be careful with upper and lower case. There are no spaces)

Once logged in, click on Oxford Owl eBook Library.

In the search box type in Selkie Summer. Be careful, as spell checker will try and autocorrect.

  1. What does lilting mean?
  2. Why did Lily want the evening to last forever?
  3. Why do you think the author spends so much time on the differences between Lily’s life and Jess’s?
  4. Ext: What do you think the bombshell might be?


Today’s art is linked to World Book Day. If you can, watch Tom Fletcher discussing his thought processes. You can then visit Tony DiTerlizzi with a focus on the actives linked to The Spider and The Fly.

If you can, have another look at some of his artwork from the poem. Can you create something similar linked to The Raven or any other villainous character? Have a look at some of Tony’s time-lapse videos for ideas.

Have a good day.

Mr Chiverton