"Achievement Partnership Success"

6H 2019 - 2020

Ms Holmes

Ms Solley

Welcome to 6H and 6S Class Page

Please find below the work set for your children to do during the school closure. The work that we have provided is optional for you to complete. Each week we will put a new set of work on the school website for you to access and download. All of the work that has been set so far during the closure can be found on our Google Drive. To go to the Google Drive please click HERE.

All of the resources that we are providing you with do not require a printer. You can complete the work on the computer or use a piece of paper to write them out.

If you are using a mobile phone to access the work sent, then you will need to get the work from the Google Drive.


You also have access to the following websites

Reading Eggs –Please click HERE

Mathletics –Please click HERE


Week beginning 29.06.20.

Google drive folder link HERE

This week we will be looking at how to write a monster report in English; solving problems involving ratio and proportion in Maths; and completing some food challenges in Design and Technology. Read on to find out more…

There is a word document to accompany and explain each activity in the google drive folder HERE or in the folder towards the bottom of the class page.

This overview tells you which document relates to which lesson.



Swamp monsters

Focus – Writing an information text. 

Over the next two weeks, we are going to be writing a monster report.

I will be suggesting a way to split/group the activities into days, you don’t have to follow this, it is just a suggestion.

Resources for each lesson and a weekly overview can be found HERE



Today we are going to read the text (or listen to it being read to using the link) and look at some of the vocabulary it contains.

Activity 1: Listen to/read the model text

Activity 2: Match the vocabulary to its definition

You might not know all of the vocabulary that is in our model text. Don’t worry as this activity will help! Match the word to the correct definition and then check the answers to see if you have them all right.

Optional Activity - create a toolkit for an information text

Look at some information texts, make a list of what features you can see.

Try to think about what makes it an information text. What writing tools/tips/tricks would you tell others are important if they were going to write an information text.



Today we will be looking levels of formality in writing. 

Activity 1: Read the two sentences – decide which is formal and which is informal! Discuss why you think this.

Activity 2: Decide whether you think the sentences are formal or informal. Re-write each sentence the other way round so the formal ones become informal and the informal ones become formal!

 Optional Activity - edit my paragraph and make it better

Correct any errors and then leave me some feedback based on the toolkit (This can be found in today’s folder)

  • Is it formal enough?

If not, how could this be improved? What words/phrases would you need to change?

  • Is there a topic sentence?

Could you include one?

  • Is it interesting?

How could you make it more interesting?

  • Does it engage the reader? 

What would you add to do this?

Additional challenge: Re-write the paragraph using your feedback/suggestions to make it better 



In today’s lesson we will be writing topic sentences to introduce paragraphs

Activity 1:  You might have noticed that the model text does not have sub-headings. Instead, in Year 6, we can use TOPIC SENTENCES. These are like little introductions to the paragraph allowing you to add more detail than you would in a simple heading.

Use the examples on the sheet to have a go at writing some topic sentences of your own for the lion, swamp monster and storm monster.



Today we will be looking at writing an information text about a monster for Professor Behemoth’s Monsterology

Activity 1:  Draw your monster

To help you get a real picture of what your monster is like, have a go at sketching them first. Your monster can be based on one from the pictures provided; a monster you know from a film or book; or you can make up your own monster.

Activity 2:  Coming up with ideas

Complete the table with as many ideas as you can about your monster. You can use my ideas for what your different paragraphs could be about, or

you can choose to use your own/think of others.


Day 5 - Friday

In today’s lesson you will be planning your information text

Activity 1:  Box up your ideas

Today you are going to organise your ideas into a box-up planner to help structure your writing. Before you do this, look at how the model text was boxed up - this will help you when you come to box up your own ideas.

When you box up your own ideas, remember, you can pick different topics other than appearance, habitat and diet, and also you can have your quotation in a different section.

I have left the right-hand column blank as you might want to have 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 different sections so draw your own lines! 

Follow up activity: Talk your plan through. It is really important to have a good read through your plan to make sure that it makes sense. Why not read it aloud to someone in your house and see if they have any suggestions for how to improve it.



This week we are going to be looking at ratio: calculating ratio, using scale factors and solving problems involving ratio. We have broken the work down into a day by day timetable for you. You can choose to do the activities each day like we have explained or you can choose when you want to do them. (Each of these lessons links to the White Rose resources week 10 w/c 29th June and this week's BBC Bitesize daily lessons the links for which can be found HERE).

Monday – Introducing the ratio symbol

Tuesday – Calculating ratios

Wednesday – Using scale factors

Thursday – Ratio and proportion problems

Friday – Maths Challenge


Other Subjects

Design and Technology – Food

Resources for each lesson can be found HERE

Lesson 1 - A-Z of foods

How many different food types do you know?

Create an A-z of different foods. Once complete, try adding some extra information to each one.

  • What food group does it belong to?
  • What food family does it belong to?
  • How is it good for you?
  • What does it supply your body?
  • Where is it grown? How is it made?
  • What recipe/snack could you make with it?


Lesson 2 - What's in your cupboard...

*Make sure ask permission before you do this activity.

Raid your kitchen cupboards and see if you can figure out where your food products are from. Use a world map to label the different countries and show your findings.


Lesson 3 – Food art

Making snack time fun: How can you make some foods more appealing to the eat? Have a go at making your favourite fruit/veg look almost too good to eat!


Just for fun:

Resources for these challenges can be found HERE

  • Try the Year 6 MasterChef challenge
  • Complete the maths challenges: converting between grams and kilograms; calculating ratio and proportion for recipes; and scaling recipes up or down depending on the number of people eating.
  • Make some of the delicious, yet simple, recipes we have found for you


BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons.

Hopefully you are still enjoying the daily lessons on Bitesize  (see links below) along with the broadcasts from iPlayer and on the red button (see link below) and will continue to use them.





This week’s Year 6 daily lessons include:

Monday – History: Benin

Tuesday – Geography: The Galapagos islands

Wednesday – Science: Evolution

Thursday – German: Days, months and time

Friday – Design and Technology: Scales of production


Find the timetable HERE


There will also be a homework discussions set up on the VLE to support with the work set in each subject this week.

Please continue to send your work to year6@almapark.manchester.sch.uk we thoroughly enjoy looking at it. 


Additional Activities:

Stitch Head - The Ghost of Grotteskew, read by Miss Solley.

Every Wednesday and Sunday, I will upload a chapter from the story Stitch Head - The Ghost of Grotteskew. I will include some suggested activities you may wish to do once you have heard and read along with the chapter, or you can just listen along. Two chapters will be available on the website at any one time, every time I upload a new chapter the oldest chapter will be removed. Find the chapters and activities on the class pages HERE.

(In case you missed any of the previous chapters and activities, I have uploaded them to the google drive folder. You can find them HERE)



I hope you’ve enjoyed the story so far and are ready for the next chapter. Below is the twentieth chapter.


Suggested activities:

  1. Discussion – The things Mawley Crackbone has done during this story have all been about revenge. What does revenge mean? Is seeking revenge a good idea? Explain your answers.
  2. Mawley Crackbone has gone. Explain how it happened.




I hope you’ve enjoyed the story so far and are ready for the next chapter. The twentieth chapter will stay up for a few more days; in case you haven’t had a chance to listen yet, below it is the twenty first chapter.


Suggested activities:

  1. Discussion – Why does Stitch Head feel the need to put things right? And why does he think that saving Ivo will help to do that? Explain your answers.
  2. You are Stitch Head, write/draw a plan of how to save Ivo.

Keep an eye out for the Twenty Second Chapter later this week.



There will also be a homework discussions set up on the VLE to support with the work set in each subject this week.

Please continue to send your work to year6@almapark.manchester.sch.uk we thoroughly enjoy looking at it. 

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