Home Learning Letter

Summer Term 2 – Week 6

Dear Parents/Carers,

Hello and welcome to another action-packed week. After this week’s lessons, our learning is going to look a little bit different for the final two weeks of term. As you know, the timetable for being in school will also look different in the coming weeks.

Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th July:
Miss Wroe’s bubble will be in school with Miss Wroe

Thursday 16th and Friday 17th July:
Mrs Dussek and Mrs Mitchel’s bubble will be in school with Miss Wroe

Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st July:
Mrs Trick’s bubble will be in school with Mr Good

Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd July:
Mr Good’s bubble will be in school with Mr Good

On Friday 24th July ALL of year 6 will be in school having a day of fun! We will have to stay within our bubbles but we plan to have a whole day of awesome activities that are going to be great fun! We will send you more details about this separately.

With so much going on, home learning is going to look a little bit different. From Monday 13th July, when you are at home, we will give you a menu of activities to choose from. We’ll give you more details about this next week.


Today is an introduction to this week’s task.

This week we are going to continue our study of non-fiction texts. We have learned a lot about plastic so far – why it is useful but also why it can be dangerous. This week, we are going to think about how plastic is recycled.  Our task is going to be to write an EXPLANATION TEXT about the process of recycling plastic. This isn’t the first time we’ve written an explanation; we wrote this kind of text when we studied the heart and blood. We explained how the heart works and why blood is important.

Task 1 – To refresh your memory about this text type, watch this video. It is a long video and you do NOT need to watch it all. You can stop the video after 4 minutes.

Task 2 – If we are going to be successful this week, we need to make sure we include the correct features in our piece of writing. Look at the poster below that shows clearly the ingredients we will need to include. Carefully read each section and try to remember what feature looks like.

Task 3 – One of the best ways of learning about a text type is to see lots of examples. We’ve seen one example in the video. Let’s look at another one. Read this text.

Task 4 – Now, we are going to hunt for the features and annotate them on the page. Follow the instructions at the end of the text you just read and see if you can find the features.


Summer Week 10 – This week focuses on ratio. Start with Lesson 1, which looks at the ratio symbol.

Learning Video     |       Lesson 1 worksheet    |      Lesson 1 Answers

As usual, there is an optional extension task here if you would like it.

Today is all about how is plastic recycled.

If we are going to write about how plastic is recycled, then we need to understand the process. That is what today’s lesson is all about.

Task 1 – Look at the simple diagram below that shows plastic being recycled. See if you can figure out what is happening at each of the stages numbered 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Task 2 – Let’s see if you were correct. Watch this short video that shows you what happens when plastic is recycled.

Task 3 – It’s time to look at another example of an explanation text. Read this text all about recycling plastic. It will help you understand the process and give you ideas for your piece of writing later in the week.

Task 4 – So far, we’ve looked at a diagram, watched a video and read a text about how plastic is recycled. But there is a problem…. none of them are perfect! The diagram didn’t have enough information; the video was too short and simple and didn’t give enough detail; the text was too long and didn’t have any pictures to help the reader.

What if we could have an explanation that was PERFECT – a text that is detailed enough but also uses pictures and diagrams to engage the reader! This is what we will start to create tomorrow.

SPaG  – This week we will be writing in the present tense. This can feel quite strange because we are so used to writing in the past tense most of the time. To practice using the present tense, play this game where you have to drag the words into the correct order to make a sentence.


Summer Week 10 – This week focuses on ratio. Today’s lesson is focusing on calculating ratio.

Learning Video     |      Lesson 2 worksheet   |      Lesson 2 Answers

As usual, there is an optional extension task here if you would like it.

Today is all about planning our piece of work.

Task 1 – SPaG – One of the features we will need to use this week is conjunctions. Complete this task to refresh your memory about different conjunctions. Keep this sheet nearby tomorrow – it is full of good words that you could use in your writing!

Task 2 – We know that we want to create an interesting piece of writing that uses lots of images to explain how plastic is recycled. To begin to get ideas, look at these examples of what this might look like.

Task 2 – What will your piece of writing look like? Can you begin to see it in your mind? Before we start writing it tomorrow, let’s make a plan. Start by using a blank scrap piece of paper and sketch out where your different paragraphs and images will go. Remember, you need to include the following sections:

  1. Collection

  2. Sorting

  3. Shredding

  4. Cleaning

  5. Melting

  6. Making of pellets


Summer Week 10 – This week focuses on ratio. Today’s lesson looks at using scale factors.

Learning Video       |      Lesson 3 worksheet       |      Lesson 3 Answers

As usual, there is an optional extension task here if you would like it.

Beginning to write our explanation text.

Task 1 – Before we being writing, let’s remind ourselves of the features of an explanation text. Complete this sheet, picking out the features we will need.

Task 2 – To make sure we feel ready to start writing, let’s hear from an expert. Watch this video to find out how BBC presenter Chris Packham writes an explanation.

Task 3 – Reading. For a change today, let’s play a skimming and scanning game. Rather than reading a text and then answering questions about it, see if you can scan this text for the key words in the box.

Task 4 – Preparing to write. With so much to include, you could use a really large piece of paper if you want to. If you don’t have one large piece, you could stick some A4 pages together to make a larger work space.

Task 5 – Have you got a clear idea of what your piece of work will look like? Can you picture the paragraphs and diagrams on the page?  Using very light pencil lines, sketch out your plan on your large piece of paper so that you know where the different pictures and paragraphs are going to go. It’s time to start your piece of writing. You will have today and tomorrow to complete it so see if you can do half of it today.


Summer Week 10 – This week focuses on ratio. Today’s lesson looks at ratio and proportion problems.

Learning Video        |      Lesson 4 worksheet       |      Lesson 4 Answers

As usual, there is an optional extension task here if you would like it.

Finishing  our explanation text and images.  

Task 1 – Before you carry on writing, have another look at the success criteria we saw on Monday. Have you remember to include all of these features?

Task 2 – Let’s have a closer look at one of the examples we saw earlier in the week. Read this text to check that you have been including all the important information.

Task 3 -See if you can complete your piece of writing today. Remember to combine both pictures and text to teach the reader.

Task 4 – If you need to take a break from your writing after a while, play this recycling game for a few minutes before you get back to work.

Task 5 – Once complete, see if you have included all of these top tips in your piece of work.


Quick-Fire Friday! Use the websites below or you can complete the questions on this worksheet to practice your calculation skills.  Have you been timing yourself? Are you getting any faster? If you haven’t timed yourself so far, why not try today and see how long the sheet takes you. See if you can beat your time next week.

Times Tables Rockstars: https://play.ttrockstars.com/

Hit the Button: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Daily 10: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Quickulations: https://www.transum.org/Software/SW/Quickulations/

Wider Curriculum

Subject Activity
Geography Coasts lesson 6

We have reached the end of this topic! We have learned so much:

  • why people live near the coast
  • how waves can build up beaches as well as wear them down
  • the features that exist at the coast and how they are formed
  • the habitats that exist at the coast and why they are important

Coasts really are amazing places. But, they are under threat because of humans! Read this document to find out more.

Art Painting

Follow this video to create a painting of a whale.

D.T. Reusing waste

As we have focused on plastic pollution this week, have a look at how you can turn a plastic bottle into a bird feeder. If you’re able to, have a go at making one. We’d love to see photos of any finished products! If you’re unable to use wooden spoons, experiment with a different way of creating the ‘shelves’. Or, why not find a different creative way to reuse a plastic bottle?

Computing Coding

Learn to program droids, and create your own Star Wars game in a galaxy far, far away. Follow this link to get started!

P.E.  The new plan for this week is published on our school website at this link.  Click on the most recent link (at the bottom of the list).

Please choose the ideas that are relevant to your child’s age.

Science Exercise, the heart and muscles.

This is our final week on the website we have been using.
To finish this topic, have a look at any sections that you haven’t done yet.

P.S.H.E. Longer Journeys

Moving on to Secondary School is likely to mean a different journey to & from school. Use some of these activities to help you feel more confident about your journey.