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Good morning Year 6. I hope you all had fantastic weekends, and a chance to rest and enjoy the crisp winter mornings we had over the weekend.


Today's timetable looks like this:

These are suggested times (apart from the Zoom lessons), so fit your learning in when works best for you and your family.


Morning zoom session

Meeting ID: 976 5490 2076

Passcode: year6


Afternoon zoom session

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 962 1157 7444

Passcode: year6


Today we are going to be editing our set of instructions from the end of last week. To do this, I would like you to have a look at the video lesson below. Although the teacher in this lesson is talking about editing a piece of writing about Aladdin, the skills we need to edit our instructions are the same. Watch the  video - pausing and joining in at home when she asks you to - and then when you get to the end, your task will be to edit and improve your instructions on 'How to catch a monster'.

At the end of the video, you will need to pause the screen when it looks like this:

At this point, you need to edit your instructions.


Remember to check these things in particular which need to be there for instructional writing to be successful:

  • Accurately punctuated sentences with full stops and capital letters for all proper nouns (names, places, days, months etc.).
  • a title and sub-headings, an introduction sentence, a list of ‘things you will need’ or equipment, step- by-step instructions
  • a diagram (labelled) to support the instructions
  • numbers or bullet points to make the order clear.
  • imperative or ‘bossy’ verbs to create commands
  • modal verbs (must, should, might)
  • use of adjectives, adverbs and special or technical words to be precise
  • conjunctions or adverbial phrases to join two ideas together (until, although, when you get there/before you begin).
  • clauses marked with commas.
  • parenthesis (brackets, dashes or commas) to add extra information.



Write today's short date (11/01) in your home learning book and have a go at these arithmetic questions:



Arithmetic answers

Watch the White Rose video on subtracting fractions. You can pause it as you are watching to have a go at joining in with the activities. When you get to the end, have a go at the work in your home learning book. You will need to have the worksheet open on a device in front of you and then do your working out and answering in the book. Once you have completed the task, you can use the answer sheet to mark your work before an adult emails me a picture of it. Good luck - and remember to email me if you have any questions.

Aut6.11.1 - Subtract fractions


Sorry Year 6 - the lesson stopped itself for some reason, so I have had to restart it with a new code.

Log on to LBQ and have a go at the comprehension exercise. The code today is:


Remember to use your full name (including surname) and your own chosen passcode to log in.

Afternoon lessons - Art

Today we are learning about using simplified shapes and lines to create more abstract drawings. Have a look at this video online on creating optical illusion art using straight lines and a sphere. All you will need to have a go i.s a piece of paper, a ruler and a pencil.

Art Lesson Online: How to make Op-Art sphere illusions.

This tutorial shows you how to create fun and impressive Optical Illusion art using a pen, pencil and a ruler.

Have a go at seeing what you can create. Think carefully about how you use your pencil for shading at the end - this is the part that can really bring your 3 dimensions to life. Good luck Year 6! I can't wait to see what you all create.

Monday mindfulness

Normally on Mondays we do our PSHE lessons in the morning - including our mindfulness meditations. These are an important opportunity to calm and still our minds in the busy world we are living in. Although we cannot practise together, I am uploading a mindfulness exercise here so that you can use it at home if you would like to. It's not from the set we usually use, but have a go and see if focusing on your breathing helps you feel calm.