Kirkstall St. Stephen’s C of E (Voluntary Aided) Primary School

Year 6

Monday 13th July - Early Morning Arithmetic
Monday 13th July - Spellings
Monday 13th July - Geography

Label this map using an atlas or go online to help you. Learn as many countries as you can before a test on Thursday!

Thursday 9th July - Early Morning Arithmetic
Tuesday 9th July - High School Transition Booklet
Tuesday 7th July - Early Morning Arithmetic
Monday 6th July - Early Morning Arithmetic
Monday 6th July - Spellings
Thursday 2nd July - Early Morning Arithmetic
Thursday 2nd July - Geography

How many of African countries can you name? Use the internet or an atlas to help you! In school, the children will be tested on this on Monday.

Thursday 2nd July - Spellings
Wednesday 1st July - Early Morning Arithmetic
Wednesday 1st July - Spellings
Tuesday 30th June - Early Morning Arithmetic
Tuesday 30th June - Spellings
Monday 29th June - Early Morning Arithmetic
Monday 29th June - Spellings
Monday 29th June - Art & Design

Build a sugar cube igloo!

Week Commencing: 22nd June 2020
Hello Year 6,

Last week was a great success in school and I hope those of you at home are still coping okay and managing to get through the work that is being set on this page. We all really miss you in school!

Here is this week's class timetable:

Friday 26th June - English

Look at the jobs that were available on Shackleton's journey to Antartica. Which job would you choose? 

Your task is to write a job application for one of these jobs.

There are 3 examples below. Rank these examples in order from best to worst. 
Friday 26th June - English (shared writing example)
Friday 26th June - Early Morning Arithmetic
Friday 26th June - Geography
Thursday 25th June - Early Morning Arithmetic
Thursday 25th June - English
Wednesday 24th June - Early Morning Arithmetic
Spellings Practice
Wednesday 24th June - English

This was a job advertisement in the newspaper in 1914.
What do you think this job was for?
Would you want to do this job?


Ernest Shackleton - This is the man who put the advert in the paper

Who was Ernest Shackleton?

Born on 15 February 1874, Shackleton was the second of ten children. From a young age , Shackleton complained about teachers, but he had a keen interest in books, especially poetry – years later, on expeditions, he would read to his crew to lift their spirits. Always restless, the young Ernest left school at 16 to go to sea. After working his way up the ranks, he told his friends, “I think I can do something better, I want to make a name for myself”.

Shackleton was a member of Captain Scott’s famous Discovery Expedition (1901 – 1904), and told reporters that he had always been “strangely drawn to the mysterious south” and that unexplored parts of the world “held a strong fascination for me from my earliest memories”.

Once Amundsen reached the South Pole ahead of Scott, Shackleton realised that there was only one great challenge left. He wrote: “The first crossing of Antarctic continent, from sea to sea, via the Pole, apart from its historic value, will be a journey of great scientific importance.”

On 8 August 1914, Ernest Shackleton and his brave crew set out to cross the vast south polar continent, Antarctica. Shackleton’s epic journey would be the last expedition of the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration (1888-1914). His story is one fraught with unimaginable peril, adventure and, above all, endurance.

Look at the different jobs that you could do on this expedition:

If you had to apply for one of these jobs, which would you choose?

Answer these questions in your books. You don’t have to be truthful. Be boastful!


Have you got any sailing or exploring experience?


Have you ever been exposed to extremely harsh/brutal weather conditions?


What makes you tough enough to join me on this trip?


What job would you do on the boat?


What specific skills do you have that will help the team?


What personal qualities do you possess?

That is all for today's English lesson.

Tuesday 23rd June - Early Morning Arithmetic
Tuesday 23rd June - Spellings
Tuesday 23rd March - IT'S YOUR MOVE
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Monday 22nd June - Early Morning Arithmetic
Monday 22nd June - Spellings Practice
Monday 22nd June - English

Read the story on the PowerPoint below and complete the task on the final slide.

Monday 22nd June -Art

Pick one of the wheels from THE VIEWER PowerPoint and draw it on this wheel template! If you don't have a printer, don't worry. Just draw straight into your home book.

Week Commencing: 15th June 2020
Starting from this week, we have had a number of Year 6 children return to school and they have done brilliantly well on their first two days back! We also have a good number of children still at home and so, from Wednesday, we are going to mirror all of the work that we will be doing in school on this page so that everyone can keep track of what we are doing in school. 

From Wednesday, we will be re-starting the Class Dojo tool that we use to reward the children in school.  Please send pictures of your work and email it to school so we can award Dojo Points accordingly (only if time permits)!

Best wishes, 

Mr Crossley 

School Timetable for week commencing 15th June
Friday 19th March - Early Morning Arithmetic
Friday 19th June - Spellings Test

Test yourself on the spellings we have been learning this week!

Friday 19th June - English

Watch this video about a refugee who has moved to the UK without his family:

Now think about a time you missed your family. How did it feel? What was difficult? What
helped you to feel better? What similarities do you have with the refugee in the video?
Think about your experience of lockdown, have you been away from friends and family? Can
you understand how the boy feels?


Write a letter to a refugee your age who is in the UK without their family. Imagine how they might feel. What supportive words and helpful advice would you give? Think about how you deal with things when you are sad or lonely.
Think about what kind of letter you would like to receive if you were them.
Thursday 18th March - Early Morning Arithmetic
Thursday 18th June - English

Read page one of The Viewer below. Then answer the following questions in your book.

1)How does the first sentence engage the reader?
2)Whose perspective is the story told from?
3)What is Tristan like and how do you know? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.


Wednesday 17th June - Early Morning Arithmetic
Wednesday 17th June - Class Assembly

It's refugee week! 

Watch this video:

Leen and her sister come from Syria. Their dad left Syria to find a safe way to leave. They then followed him. They had to take a boat. It was scary. They arrived at a refugee camp full of people. With the help of the Red Cross they found their way to Germany.

Once you have finished watching the video, see if you can learn these terms.

Wednesday 17th June - Spellings
Wednesday 17th June - English

We are reading a new story called The Viewer, before we read the first page, let's look at the first picture:

Think about the questions and then complete the task.
Week Commencing: 8th June 2020
Want to try something different over half term? Try some of these fun science experiments that you can do at home.

Or check out some of these activity clubs:

MATHS Lessons:

As communicated earlier in the term, we would like pupils to use White Rose Maths lessons. There is a video tutorial and work sheets. However the White Rose site changed the way it works and teachers now need to download the sheets. Unfortunately that means you need to come here for the sheets before going to the WRMH website for the videos. 

Please find attached the sheets below for last week (week 5) and next week (week 6), along with the answers. The videos are all on the website under this link:

Thank you for your continued support,

Mr Crossley

Learning from Home

Which resources should I use?


Since the start of this journey many more resources have become available to schools and parents to support the ‘learning from home’ process, including the latest resources announced by the government on Sunday.

We have steered away from the term ‘home education’ as that is and should be a choice- this current situation is not a choice, just a necessary situation.

So what resources are the right ones?

Whichever resources interest and stimulate your child the most!

If you have already found a path that works with your child, well done, do not feel you have to change from it. It doesn’t matter what you are doing- if you are doing some work in any format than that’s brilliant. The main thing is to keep exercising their brains in some way- ideally both in English and Mathematics.

However, if you still haven’t found a winning formula then maybe try some of the following:

Suggested Daily Lessons

Maths: Use the ‘White Rose Maths Hub’. Save this address in the bookmarks for ease, daily lessons are usually loaded on the webpage one week in advance. This is the same scheme/overview we follow in school, their resources are very good and they have supported the BBC Bitesize resources.

There are some work sheets here, however you can view most of them on the screen and complete the work in your books if you do not have a printer.

Literacy: Both the BBC Bitesize Resources and the Oak National Academy resources may be used for your child. I suggest you choose which one to try first by asking yourself the following question:

How has my child responded to the work I have asked them to do so far?

If your child has been reluctant, or struggling to work at home for whatever reason then I would suggest you go to the BBC Bitesize site for English. There are a series of child friendly videos with attached tasks which would suit most pupils.


If your answer is more in line with- ‘my child has loved every bit of work and wants more!’

The Oak National Academy work may be more suitable. I feel it is slightly more challenging and due to the lay out and set up feels more formal and requires greater concentration.

BBC iplayer (including red button 9am onwards) - Primary Bitesize

On top of those options detailed above, there are also BBC programmes on I-player which are different to the bbc resources on the bitesize website. They are mostly 20 minute programmes for 5-7, 7-9, 9-11 year olds of which the first episode spent about 5 minutes on a maths concept, 5 minutes on a story time, 5 minutes on history, with some quizzes thrown in.

These might appeal to you if you have limited internet devices, or a super reluctant learner!

Physical Education-

There are many options for exercising from home, with many people doing daily exercise with Joe Wicks or Cosmic Kids Yoga on YouTube. However, any exercise that can be done at home- or safely in the neighbourhood is great. A walk, run, ride a bike, skipping. Aim to get some outdoor time each day.

Other regular activities:

Daily Reading and practise of key maths skills like basic addition and subtraction (most board games) the timestables (can use TTRS) are invaluable.  There are also some prayer ideas on our website.


Artforms Music Support services have compiled a section of online resources for Music learning and enjoyment.
The strings section includes ideas for those learning violin and there are links to Music and singing websites.

Week beginning: Monday 20th April

Hello Year 6,

Today is the first day of the Summer Term, although it doesn't really feel like it! We hope you have all had a wonderful Easter Holiday and are staying safe at home! We are missing you all in school.

This week, we are doing something different. Once you have finished reading this, click on the link below and it will take you to an online classroom.

If you follow this link, you will find an online timetable of work for you to try. You will meet lots of new teachers, who will help guide you through each activity.

Every day you can choose from 3 lessons to complete. Try to do 2 lessons a day

I will list all of the available lessons below:

Monday 20th April

Maths - Representing Fractions
English - Newspaper: Reading Comprehension: Fact Retrieval
History: What caused the First World War to break out?

Tuesday 21st April

Maths: Understanding equivalence
English: Newspaper: Reading Comprehension: Fact retrieval
Spanish: El alfabeto y los números

Wednesday 22nd April

Maths: Finding equivalent fractions
English: Newspaper - Identifying features of a text
Science: The Theory of Evolution

Thursday 22nd April

Maths: Compare Fractions less than one
English: Newspaper - Using direct speech to write quotes
History: Why were so many lives lost on the Western Front?

Friday 23rd April

Maths: Compare fractions greater than one.
English: Writing a newspaper report
Art: Texture Treasure Hunt

I will also leave all of the work from previous weeks below.

Stay safe Year 6!

Best wishes,

Mr Crossley and Mr Holdsworth
Other suggested work:


(40 minutes daily)

A good website for a 10 minute brain warm-up: 
Times Tables Pack

Try to do 3 of these tests a week - I recommend one on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Set your timer on 3 minutes for these times tables tests. Once the 3 minutes is up, check the answers. Keep track of your scores and times in the back of your book - just like we do in school.

Useful Maths Dictionary

Look through this dictionary. Are there any maths words you do not know? You could design your own flashcards (like the ones we use in school) to help you memorise the meaning of tricky maths words. Remember! Make your flashcards colourful because this will help you remember them.

Properties of shapes - Lesson 4

LT: Vertically Opposite Angles. Follow this link for a helpful video

Properties of shapes - Lesson 5

LT: Angles in Triangles Follow this link for a helpful video


(40 minutes a day) 

Choose either a reading task or a writing task to do each day.

Please also find a variety of comprehensions to choose from below.

I have 4 writing challenges for you to choose from. 

Additional Learning

If you would like to view an alternative learning resource- this has been created by a large Multi Academy Trust in London- feel free to dip in and out of it as you choose.


Below are 7 lessons on ratio. Please follow the link to a video, which will explain the strategy you will need for each lesson. Then have a go at the activity sheet and mark your work afterwards using the answer sheet.
Ratio - Lesson 1

LT: Using Ratio Language Follow this link for a helpful video

Ratio - Lesson 2

LT: Using Ratio Language. Follow this link for a helpful video

Ratio - Lesson 3

LT: Introducing the ratio symbol. Follow this link for a helpful video

Ratio - Lesson 4

LT: Calculating ratio. Follow this link for a helpful video

Ratio - Lesson 5

LT: Using Scale Factors Follow this link for a helpful video

Ratio - Lesson 6

LT: Calculating Scale Factors. Follow this link for a helpful video

Ratio - Lesson 7

LT: Ratio and Proportion Problems. Follow this link for a helpful video


Below are 3 lessons on properties of shapes. We learned about this in October, but we need to re-cap it. Can you remember some of it? Don't worry if you can't, this is why we are re-capping now!

Please follow the link to a video, which will explain the strategy you will need for each lesson. Then have a go at the activity sheet and mark your work afterwards using the answer sheet.
Properties of shapes - Lesson 1

LT: Measure with a protractor Find help here:

Properties of shapes - Lesson 2

LT: Introduce Angles Find help here:

Properties of shapes - Lesson 3

LT: Calculate Angles Find help here:

Activity Booklet

The activities in this booklet have been designed to be “pick and mix” so you do not need to follow any particular order


One of the key factors of historical fiction is that it has a convincing setting in a past time and place. You can set your story in any period or place in the past, so your story can fit with any historical topic we have studied in school. I recommend either Britain in WW2 or Ancient Maya in Central America.

Good luck!
Other Writing Challenges
Other Spelling Activities
Mindfulness Colouring
Follow these links for high energy, mindfulness and yoga activities. Plus some healthy eating content.

And get Joe Wicks's daily PE lessons here!
Music home learning resources

Artforms Music Support services have compiled a section of online resources for Music learning and enjoyment.
The strings section includes ideas for those learning violin and there are links to Music and singing websites.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of
all children, and expects our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.