Year 6 Home Learning Wednesday 3rd March


It was good to see so many of you at yesterday’s Zoom session.

I only remembered at the last moment that you had just had your schools confirmed. I hope you all got  the school that you wanted.


I hope you are all joining in with Joe Wicks. Those of you who did on Monday would have seen he had technical difficulties. Joe managed the entire workout in silence dressed as a giraffe!


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This Thursday 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 tomorrow morning.

Mr Chiverton is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Time: Mar 4, 2021 10:30 AM London

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Meeting ID: 995 4817 1086
Passcode: e2udL2


Algebra is an interesting topic. It requires an additional bit of thinking to solve some of the questions, but I find it a good little problem challenge.

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Reasoning and Problem Solving



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Look again at The Spider and the Fly (Tony DiTerlizzi version), particularly at the illustrations. Did you spot the setting that DiTerlizzi has imagined? The setting is a doll’s house in an attic room. I wonder what other small-scale encounters could be happening around our houses each day!

Collect ideas – using predator and prey as a starting point, e.g. wren & ant, thrush & worm, dragonfly & frog, bee & spider, slug & plant, etc. Try to select easy to rhyme characters. Today you will plan a new poem, in the style of The Spider and the Fly. You should choose a setting, two characters and begin to plot the poem, thinking about the story arc.


Plan a new narrative poem using The Spider and the Fly as a model. You should think about building the tension to a climax before planning a happy or sad ending. You should consider the characters and their personalities. What flaw does the prey have which makes them vulnerable? e.g. vanity, greed, jealousy, short temper, etc. and how does the predator exploit it? You could use a story mountain-style plan, or other forms of planning that you are comfortable with.

Focused reading

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

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

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the ‘Log in’ link (top right) to open the login form.
  3. 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)
  4. Once logged in, click on Oxford Owl eBook Library.
  5. In the search box type in Selkie Summer. Be careful, as spell checker will try and autocorrect.
  1. Why is it dangerous to walk round the cliffs?
  2. On page 57, why does the author say …’they headed relentlessly to the beach’?
  3. How many children from the island are at the High School?
  4. Ext: What did Lily’s dad think the seeds had been used for?


Spend a few minutes thinking about an occupation you think people do in the country. Check you understand the definitions of ‘urban’ and ‘rural’ as you will come across these words being used during the discussions in these sessions. Have a look at Researching a rural working life. Afterwards, write down your answers.Lesson 2 Geography resources

Some of you may not be able to complete the next part. But if you can, I’d then like you to go out of school into the local area, taking with you maps and compasses (most mobile phones have a compass app) cameras and copies of the presentation on How to use a compass.

You may want to look at these websites for more information: – Ordnance Survey Mapzone for children; – Digimaps for Schools, with facility to print OS maps in A4 or A3; – Detailed digital maps of all rural areas of Great Britain. (You can print sections of maps from this website); – How to read a compass instructions; YouTube videos on compass work.

Have a good day.

Mr Chiverton