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This Week's Learning for Y6

Half term week


As this week is your half term week, we are not setting any new work for you. 


Instead, we would like you to explore some of the activities on the curriculum pages. 


Just click here to get back to the main home learning page. Scroll right down to the bottom of the page and choose which subject to look at. There's lots to choose from, including French, DT, Science and RE! 


How to share your work with us

We know how hard you are all trying to have a go at completing lots of different activities. 

We love seeing what you are getting up to!


Please take a photo of what you are doing and share it with us in one of these places:


Facebook: Send your photo in a message to one of these places:

Henley Green Primary School 

HG English (Mrs Turner)

HG Maths (Miss Nicholson)



English Week 4


Have you had an opportunity to watch the new 'Four Children and It' film? It is based on a story originally written by E.Nesbit called 'Five Children and It'. Jacqueline Wilson then wrote her own story based on this story called 'Four Children and It', which was used as the basis for the film. While on holiday in Cornwall, four children discover a creature with magical powers. This is what our reading is based on this week. 

Red group  - here is your text all about a 'New Pet' 


This week we are focusing on different types of word class.

First, look at the powerpoint to recap your knowledge. When you have done this, have a go at the grammar activities.


Extra challenge:

Word class practice (see PDF below)



This week I have attached a workbook from ‘Talk For Writing’, which is the approach we use at school. If you follow the link below, you will find a series of activities.  Each activity will follow on from the one before and help you with your writing.

Follow the instructions carefully and you will get all the help you need to write your own poem.

If you finish your poem there are also ideas for you to write your own descriptive paragraph. Have fun!


This week’s spelling focuses on words that have prefixes and how they change the meaning of the root words.


First watch the video by clicking on the link below.

Then have a go at the activity followed by the wordsearch.


Maths Week 4

Every day:

Follow link and complete the daily lesson: each day there will be a mix of videos, animations, practice activities, quizzes and games.

Answers to timetable activity

Multiply and divide by 10, 100, 1000

Keep your mental maths sharp with this activity (choose your level of challenge or do all three) – if you can’t print it, copy the table into your exercise book. Don’t look at the answers until you have finished!



Do you know your place value? Click on the link below the image to see if you can complete the challenge. 

Arithmetic (time yourself this week):

Make yourself a poster to remind you of BODMAS/BIDMAS. Use this to help:

Red group – copy the questions out carefully and then answer them.

Answers are here but don’t look until finished, even better, take a photo and email it to and we will mark it for you.

Special Challenge:

Answer for last week’s challenge: the shop was built in 1986 (MCMLXXXV1 = 1000 + 900 + 80 + 6)

Do you understand positive and negative numbers?



Science Week 4

Activity 1:

Were you able to carry out the mould investigation from last week? If you didn’t, watch this short film clip which shows you what happened when they used a range of food. It’s fascinating!

Grow Your Own Mould

Grow something disgusting. Grow your own mould. Mold is a simple fungus. Mould grows on bread and other food substances.

Now can you complete this sentence with 3 relevant adjectives?

Mould grows best in __________ , _______________ and _____________ conditions. *

At the moment we are living with a “coronavirus”. “Corona” comes from the Latin for “crown” or “wreath” and from the Greek language before that. This is because it looks a bit like a crown when looked at with a microscope by scientists.

Do you know the differences between a virus (like in “coronavirus”), bacteria and fungi? Use this website (keep scrolling down for each word) to find out:


Challenge: Use the same website to revise the scientific classification (taxonomy) of living things, invented by…. can you remember?

Create a **mnemonic (like we did for the order of planets in the solar system in Year 5) for this system and share to FB or e-mail it to Year 6. Good luck!


*Answer to adjective question: dark, warm and moist (in any order!)

** Creating a (silly!) sentence with each word beginning with the first letter of each word in the correct order. For example to learn the order of the days of the week: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday you could have a mnemonic of: My terrific wand turns fried sausages squashy!


Topic Week 4

Activity 1:

Can you identify the countries shown by the flags surrounding the continent of Africa in this picture?


Activity 2:

This week you are being challenged to produce some African art! Look at resources below to learn more about traditional African art and to see some patterns you could use, copy or adapt.

Don’t forget to send us your work!



We’ll finish with a short quiz:

  1. What time zone does Madagascar use?
  2. How many countries are in Africa?
  3. What is the capital of Kenya?
  4. What is the official language of Mali?
  5. What is the name of the highest mountain in Africa? (How high is is?)
  6. Based on land mass, which is the largest country in Africa?

      Answers next time! Good luck!