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Good morning Year 6,

The day is here! Your final day of primary school has arrived! Even though it is not what anyone imagined it would be, it does not take away from all that you have achieved over your time at Ravensdale. You have worked hard and made incredible memories that you will no doubt keep forever. We are so sad that you cannot be in school today and say your goodbyes, but fingers crossed we can do that later on in the year. We will miss each and every one of you!

For today, your work is to enjoy every moment and celebrate your last day at Ravensdale. We have put together a list of jobs that you can do today at home to make it a wonderful celebration.


  • Decorate your computer area ready to celebrate during the online party this afternoon. Perhaps make some paper chains to get into the party mood!
  • Make a memory box of all things Ravensdale. Pop in your books, pictures, work and items from school to look back on and remember your years here 
  • Make a picnic and enjoy with your family. Bake a cake or some biscuits, make some sandwiches and celebrate
  • Design a poster with slogans and messages of positivity and encouragement that you can show your friends online this afternoon for starting Year 7.
  • Go online for 1.30pm and join us for our online party!
Most importantly,  have a fantastic day!


Good morning Year 6,

We are nearly at the holidays- just a few more days to go! Remember, if you would like to take part on Monday, your parent/carer must reply to the consent email.

Maths: Complete today’s maths challenges. Remember, they get really tricky from question 7 onwards so work together with your family to solve them. Self-assess your work using the answers provided.

Writing: Your job today is to write a letter to your new teacher to tell them all about your time away from school. You may wish to include how you have felt during lockdown and how you are feeling about starting secondary school, what you have spent your time doing, any learning that you have enjoyed and what learning you would like to focus on in Year 7. Email them in to us and we can forward them on to your new teacher. This is your opportunity to show off your fantastic writing skills to remember to edit and check your punctuation and spelling.


Monday Preparations:

  • Our plan is to play a game of Pictionary. This a game where somebody draws something and everyone has to guess what it is.  Decide today something that you could draw on Monday that you can show online that people can guess. Here are some great ideas to choose from:
    Remember to have a pen and paper handy on Monday.  


  • We also hope to play a game of online bingo. In preparation for Monday, create your own Bingo card like this:


Your grid must be 3 by 3 (so 9 numbers in total) and the numbers must be between 1 and 30.  Add 9 numbers into the grid.  You can only use each number once. Then, wait and see if they are called! We will play to find the winner of full house.

Topic: Today we will be completing stages four and five of the DT process. Have a go at the extension activities when you finish.
Thursday 16th July 2020 

Good morning Year 6,

Important Message

From today until Monday at 4pm, you can collect your Year 6 workbooks and a little surprise from the school office. The office is open between 9am and 4pm each day.


Maths: Today, go to and watch Lesson 4: The Mean. Complete the worksheet and self-assess your work using the answers provided.

16.7.20 Maths worksheet

16..7.20 maths answers

Reading: Think about a book that you have read during your time at home. Write a book review, using the top tips from author Luisa Plaja here Please email your book reviews to us; we can’t wait to see what you have been reading whilst at home.


Writing: We continue with our creative writing today with another amazing stimulus.

The Mary Celeste was a real ship that was found without a crew. No one ever has discovered what happened to them. If you want to know more, see here: Your job is to write a story, playscript or poem describing a possible explanation. If you wanted to, you could write a diary from one of the sailors or a letter from a crew member explaining the events.  Please send us your creative pieces!


Monday Preparations: If you are taking part on Monday, we would love you to prepare a poster. On this poster, we would like you to write any messages that you would like to share with friends and others in the year group, perhaps goodbye messages and what you will miss about Ravensdale.

Topic: Hopefully, you should have nearly finished your marble runs. Have a quick look back at the design brief from Monday to make sure you are on track. You could have a go at building an online marble run if you have the time.

Wednesday 15th July

Hello Year 6!

Maths: Today, complete Lesson 3: Read and Interpret Pie Charts from w/c 13th July:  Watch the video and complete the attached worksheet. Remember to self-assess your work using the answer sheet below.

Lesson 3 – Read and interpret pie charts 2020

Lesson 3 Answers – Read and interpret pie charts 2020

SPAG: Complete the work sheets that revise prepositions and adverbs. Use the answers to self-assess your working.

Prepositions Adverbs

Writing: Today, our creative writing stimulus is the image below…

Use the image to write a story that details the story of the disappearance. Who is ‘she’ and ‘he’? Is it a person, an animal or other mysterious creature? Is she going to follow? Where will it take her?

The story is in your hands!

Remember to include:

  • Speech with correct speech punctuation
  • Carefully considered vocabulary
  • A range of different sentence structures to create effect
  • End on a cliff hanger to leave your reader wanting more…


Topic: Continue constructing your marble run today. Optimise your marble run by exploring this BBC Bitesize page. Watch out for the magnetic marble run wall in the first clip- it’s amazing!


Follow this link to find several Online Safety home activity packs. Each home activity pack provides two 15 minute activities to complete with your child.

Think U Know Online Safety Home Packs

Tuesday 14th July

Hello Year 6!

Maths: Today, complete Lesson 2: Circles from w/c 13th July:  Watch the video and complete the attached worksheet. Remember to self-assess your work using the answer sheet below.

 Lesson 2 – Circles

Lesson 2 Answers – Circles

Reading: Complete the non-fiction reading comprehension based on Motorbikes. The answers are provided for you to self-assess your work.


Writing: For the rest of this week, we will be practising our creative writing and will have the opportunity to use our imagination, carefully consider our descriptive writing techniques and bring characters and stories to life. Today, your stimulus is:

This stimulus allows your imagination to run wild. How will you create the tension and atmosphere that you need to make this story believable?

Consider who your characters are, why they are there and how they can survive their time in the woods. Perhaps you could look at the stimulus in an alternative way: are you a shark that has ended up in an unknown world? Are the sharks actually the ‘good guys’ being hunted down?

Do remember grammatical accuracy, spelling and descriptive language.


Topic: You are probably making your marble run today- don’t forget to send us pictures! 

Marble runs are based on the use of gravity to get the marble from start to finish. Research what gravity is and create an information sheet to record your ideas. These videos are a great starting point: 



Monday 13th July

Good morning Year 6,

We hope that you have all had a lovely weekend.

Maths: Today, we begin with Lesson 1: Drawing Nets of Shapes from w/c 13th July:  Watch the video and complete the attached worksheet. Remember to self-assess your work using the answer sheet below.

Lesson 1 – Draw nets of 3D shapes

Lesson 1 Answers – Draw nets of 3D shapes

Writing: Your job today is to write a poem reflecting upon your time at Ravensdale Primary School.  You can choose to either write a free verse poem, narrative poem or a shape poem based on your memories, experiences, thoughts and feelings about your time at primary school.  You must consider:

  • Rhyme
  • Rhythm
  • Vocabulary choice. Poems have fewer words than a story but each word is chosen carefully and for effect by the poet. 

    Watch the videos on this link to give you more detail on free verse and narrative poems-

    Here is some information on shape poems:  You may want to use the Ravensdale logo to create your shape poem.
    Please do send us pictures of your poems as we would love to see your memories and thoughts of your time at Ravensdale.

Topic: This week our topic work is a DT project. You will be creating your very own marble run using the process on the Design and Technology wheel.

All of the tasks for the week can be found in the document below. This is useful as some of you may want to spend differing lengths of time on each stage. You may decide to spend longer than one day on the design stage, for example. Work at your own pace but make sure you complete all of the activities.

Marble Run Challenge

Watch this fantastic video from the James Dyson Foundation for inspiration. There are some amazing marble runs!

Music Challenges Year 6 13.07.20

Challenge 1

Let’s learn a hand -clapping game.

Go to:  

Watch the video carefully to learn each step of the game. Then ask your family to play along with you. It looks very tricky to begin with, but the more you practise, the easier it gets.


Challenge 2

Film Music

Music in a film has a big impact on the mood. It can change what you feel when you watch.

The composer John Williams is famous for writing lots of Film Music, including some of the music for Harry Potter.

One of the most famous melodies from the Harry Potter films is ‘Hedwig’s theme’. Listen to it here played by an orchestra.

How does the music make you feel? How does the composer make the music sound magical and mysterious?

Think about Dynamics (Volume), Tempo (Speed), Instruments, Rhythm, Timbre, (type of sound) Pitch (high or low)

Write a short paragraph describing the music of ‘Hedwig’s theme’ using the vocabulary above.


Research other famous films with music written by John Williams. Write a list in your Home Learning Book.

Find out the names of some more Film Music composers.

Enjoy your learning.

Mrs Russell

Friday 10th July

Hello Year 6! Today’s tasks:

Maths: Go to the White Rose website and have a go at the Friday Challenge (Summer Term- Week 11, w/c 6th July).

Reading: Complete the reading comprehension about the circulatory system. Pick your challenge: one, two or three stars. 10.7.20 Reading

SPaG: Complete the tasks on the activity mat to revise key skills in grammar, spelling and punctuation. 

10.7.20 SPaG

Topic: Healthy Bodies- Drugs and Medicines

Today we will be investigating the effects of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs on the human body.

10.7.20 Topic slides

10.7.20 Topic task

1.Explore the slides- don’t forget to do the quiz at the end! When you have finished, self-assess your understanding and learning by trying to answer the following questions.

  • How do drugs affect the way the mind or body work?
  • Do you understand that some drugs are beneficial even though they may have unpleasant side effects?
  • Are you aware of some of the negative effects of tobacco and alcohol on the body?

2.Imagine you are an expert on drugs and you are being interviewed about the effects drugs can have on the body. Answer the questions on the task sheet, in as much detail as you can.

3.What is the difference between medicine and other types of drugs? Create a poster or information booklet to answer this question. Use as much detail as you can. You will need to do some research to help you find out relevant names, facts and figures.

  1. Watch this episode of Operation Ouch! Series 2: 11 Goes Back in Time. Dr Chris and Dr Xand turn back the clock and look at what medicine was like in the First World War. They meet a Paralympian runner who swaps her awesome blade for a World War I leather leg, and they look at the little critters that infested the trenches.

Thursday 9th July

Hello Year 6, these are today’s tasks:

Maths: Go to the White Rose website and watch the video for Lesson four- Angles in regular polygons (Summer Term- Week 11, w/c 6th July). Complete the worksheet and self-assess using the answer sheet.

9.7.20 Maths worksheet

9.7.20 Maths answers

Writing: What is the difference between a myth and a legend? Which is Robin Hood? Research online to find out. Then click on the link to complete this quick write on knights.

9.7.20 Myths and Legends quick write 

Spelling: The words today are all linked to this week’s Healthy Bodies topic. Click below to view the list, play games to practise the words and then finally see how well you’ve done by testing yourself.

Topic: Healthy Bodies- What affects your heart rate?

  1. Look at the task sheet to set up and run an investigation to find out how exercise affects heart rate. You will need someone to help you with this!
  2. Watch video two on this page to see Brian Cox carrying out the experiment with a class of children.
  3. Watch the bottom two videos on the page in which Brian Cox visits a sports scientist, analysing the heart rate of athletes and scientists measuring how exercise affects climbers at high altitudes.
  4. Research what makes an effective exercise routine and create your own for the rest of Year 6. You might be inspired by Joe Wicks or whatever else you have been doing to stay active. Film your routine or write some precise instructions with diagrams and definitely send them to us- we would absolutely love to see and use your routine!
  • It should be approximately 30 minutes.
  • It needs a warm-up at the beginning and a cool down at the end.
  • It should affect your heart rate.
  • It needs to be easy for other children to do so don’t include specialist equipment that others may not have.
  • It needs to be FUN!

9.7.20 Topic

** Important Message **

Hi Year 6!

Just an important message from us now that we are coming to the end of term. When you collect your reports this week, please can you return any library books that you have borrowed from school. There will be a box outside of the Year 3 classrooms for you to drop them into.  Thank you.

We also have a VERY important email coming to you soon about the last day of term (Monday 20th July). Please remind your parent/carer to check their inbox for a very exciting invitation…

Here are some websites that link to your secondary school’s transition work. Please do be sure to log on and complete the work that has been set for you. It is a great way to prepare you for September. 


Wednesday 8th July 2020

Good morning everyone!

Maths: Today we continue with angles and move on to Lesson 3: Angles in Special Quadrilaterals on the week beginning the 6th July. Visit the website and watch the video- Complete the worksheet below and then assess your work using the answers provided.



Writing: Today, we would like you to follow the editing process and polish your newspaper reports. Using CUPS and ARMS, you must work through your writing and edit, paying attention to grammatical accuracy and spelling. When you have completed this, do send us your finished reports.

Consider the finishing touches:

Add a picture complete with caption

Ensure that you have quotes and interviews from those linked to the contest

Ensure that your headline is catchy


Reading and SPAG: In your Women at War booklets, complete pages 6 and 7 (Vocab 2 and SPAG). Use the answers provided to self-assess your work.

Topic: Healthy Bodies- Transporting Nutrients

8.7.20 Transporting Nutrients

  1. Explore the lesson slides to find out how the names of nutrients, their purposes and how they are used by the body.
  2. Watch this clip in which the impact of having a healthy breakfast is explored and a rather disgusting experiment demonstrates how the body gets nutrients out of food!
  3. Choose one of the nutrients and research in more detail the foods in which it is found, what happens to it in the body, and its importance for staying healthy. If you choose minerals or vitamins, you might just choose one mineral (e.g. calcium) or one vitamin (e.g. Vitamin C). How can you present your learning? Perhaps you could use a finding information template like the one below.

Tuesday 7th July

Good morning Year 6!

Maths: This week we are continuing to focus on angles. Go to and watch the video for Lesson 2: Angles in a Triangle- Missing Angles from the w/c the  6th July. Complete the work sheet below and self-assess your learning.



Writing: Today your job is to write your newspaper report. Yesterday, you should have planned your newspaper report based on ‘Robin Hood and the Golden Arrow’-

See the slides as a reminder of the key ingredients of a newspaper report from yesterday and read some examples online if you need to.

Remember to include the key skills we have practised in Year 6:

  • Paragraphs
  • Passive voice
  • Speech punctuation
  • Use of adverbials
  • Use of simple, compound and complex sentences
  • Colons
  • Semi-colons
  • Modal verbs


Remember that this is a newspaper report. It should be a formal piece of writing. Please send us your first draft so that we can give you feedback.

Reading: Go back to the the text ‘Women at War’ from yesterday and complete ‘Vocab 1’ using a dictionary on page 5. The answers are located at the end of the booklet for you to self-assess your work.

Topic: Healthy Bodies- Heart Matters

Today you will find out how nutrients and water are transported in the human body.

1.Go through the information on the slides about the heart, lungs and circulatory system. Look carefully at the diagram of a human heart on the slides and think about how the heart works. You can feel your heartbeat through different pulse points on your body. The one most commonly used to check your pulse is in your wrist. Each time you feel your pulse, your heart is pumping blood containing nutrients and oxygen to the rest of the body. Can you find your pulse and count your resting heart rate?

2.Watch this clip: How our circulatory system keeps us alive.

3. Complete the activities on the Heart Matters task sheet.

7.7.20 Heart Matters tasks

7. 7.70 Heart Matters slides

Monday 6th July

Good morning Year 6!

Maths: This week we are focusing on angles. Go to and watch the video for Lesson 1: Vertically Opposite Angles from the w/c the  6th July. Complete the work sheet below and self-assess your learning.



Writing: Our job this week is to write a newspaper article on the legendry Robin Hood.  He was known as an outlaw (someone who is hiding from the law and ‘on the run’) who stole from the rich and gave to the poor. Spend some time researching the legend of Robin Hood. is a great place to start.

Once you have some knowledge of the legend, read this story based on Robin. This will be what you will base your newspaper report on, ‘Robin Hood and the Golden Arrow’-

See the slides as a reminder of the key ingredients of a newspaper report and read some examples online if you need to.

How to write a newspaper report

Planning – Spend your time today planning your paragraphs and selecting the information that you need to create your report. You may want to structure it like this:

  1. Introduction (Who? What? When? Where? Why?)
  2. Main body- Retell the main events (Including quotes from witnesses)
  3. Conclusion (Looking to the future- what is expected to happen?)

Send in your planning to us for support 😊


Reading: Read the text ‘Women at War’ and complete the comprehension questions on pages 4 and 5. The answers are located at the end of the booklet for you to self-assess your work.


Topic: Healthy Bodies. This week we will be learn all about nutrition, the importance of exercise and the heart. We will investigate how water and nutrients are transported in the circulatory system and understand the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on how our bodies function.

Today, you will find out how scientific ideas about food and diet were tested in the past and how this has contributed to our knowledge of a balanced diet.

1.    Explore the presentation below.

  • Read through the statements on the slides. Which of the statements are true and which are false?
  • People haven’t always known how to live healthy lives and have balanced diets. Read through the two examples on the slides: sailors who suffered from scurvy through a lack of vitamin C and rich babies in 18th century Paris who had a higher mortality rate than poorer babies.
  • Doctors have tested ideas to improve diet, why was the work of James Lind in 1747 so important?
  • Today we know that we need to have a balanced diet which includes a variety of food groups. Can you name any food groups? What would your definition of a healthy diet be?

6.7.20 Healthy Bodies- Early Ideas

2.    Follow the link to read about James Lind’s clinical trial in which he tried to find out whether different foods had an effect on sailors with scurvy. Answer the questions on the following page.

6.7.20 Early ideas task

Year 5 and 6 Music Challenge

Hello Years 5 and 6,

You have two music challenges which I think you will really enjoy this week.

Challenge 1

Dance Monkey Percusión Corporal_Body Percussion

Follow the rhythms using body percussion.

Challenge 2 

Year 5 and 6:

Have a go at this musical quiz in hour home Learning book or on a sheet of paper.

Time yourself, how long did it take to complete?

1 – Name 5 bands beginning with A

2 – Name 5 female artists who have a letter B in their name

3 – Name 5 male artists who have songs with a letter C in the title

4 – Name 5 albums with the letter D in the title

5 – Which iconic band was Freddie Mercury the lead singer of? Listen to one of their songs and write a short review. Think about why you like or dislike it, Use vocabulary such as tempo, lyrics, instruments, structure, dynamics and texture in you review.

6 -Name 7 instruments with the letter O in them

7 – The Beatles were an influential band from the 1960s onwards. Name 5 other bands formed in the 60s. Choose one band and listen to one of their tracks. Do you like it?

Enjoy your music-making,

Stay safe,

Mrs Russell

Friday 3rd July

Good morning Year 6! Today’s tasks:

Maths: Go to the White Rose website and complete the Friday Challenge.

Reading: Frida Kahlo is considered to be one of the most important artists of modern times. She was famous for painting self-portraits but she was particularly famous for painting women as strong people. Find out more about by completing the reading comprehension. The answers are at the end of the document. 3.7.20 Reading Frida Kahlo

Topic: Today we will be doing block printing in the style of William Morris. Explore the slides to find out how a wallpaper print is made using wooden blocks. Searching online “William Morris printing” may also provide some interesting videos to show the process of how printing using a wooden block is carried out. Follow the steps to design your own printing block which will be made using cardboard stuck onto a 10x10cm square of cardboard. Your designs need to be simple enough to cut out of cardboard, without being too delicate and fiddly. However, you could add a few simple details which could easily be added to the cardboard e.g. pressing a hole into the cardboard to create an eye on a bird. Cut out the design and create the block following the pictures on the slides, making sure the pieces of the design are stuck securely to the block. How can we make sure our printing lines up? Draw guidelines as shown on the slides. 3.7.20 Topic William Morris


We would love to see your artwork and writing from this week- email us some pictures! Have a fantastic weekend, Mrs Sandhu and Miss King.

Thursday 2nd July

Good morning Year 6! Today’s tasks:

Maths: Go to the White Rose website and watch the video for Lesson four- Ratio and proportion problems (Summer Term- Week 10, w/c 29th June). Complete the worksheet that is attached below and self-assess using the answer sheet.

2.7.20 Maths worksheet

2.7.20 Maths answers

English: Today we will be doing some persuasive writing titled, ‘Graffiti: Art or Vandalism?’’ Watch the clip below to remind yourself of the features of a persuasive text. After this, go through the activities in the link below which will help you explore both sides of the debate before you come to your own conclusion for the persuasive piece.

2.7.20 Graffiti-Article

2.7.29 Graffiti Writing task

Topic: Today we will be looking at the inspiration behind William Morris’s designs. Go through the presentation below. Look carefully at the different still life drawings and answer the questions to analyse the mediums and process of still life drawing. Follow the step by step guide to complete your own sketch of nature and natural objects.

2.7.20 Wiliam Moris still life sketching

Wednesday 1st July

Hello Year 6!

Maths: Go to the White Rose website and watch the video for Lesson three-  Using Scale Factors (Summer Term- Week 10, w/c 29th June) Complete the worksheet that is attached below and self-assess using the answer sheet.



SPAG: Today, we would like you to recap your understanding of past tense (whether that be simple past, past perfect or past progressive). Choose your challenge (red being tricky, blue being trickier and orange being the trickiest) then mark your work using the answers provided. If you need a reminder, recap on

SPAG Past Tense

Writing: Today, your task is to finish your poem or story linked to Edward Burne-Jones’ painting, ‘Saint George and the Dragon’ (1868). When finished, you must edit your work using CUPS and ARMS. Please remember to send us your finished version. We can’t wait to read them!


Topic: Today, you are going to go on a tour of The William Morris Society Museum. If we can’t go to the museum, the museum will come to us! The museum used to be his home. Take the virtual tour and then write a guest book review.

  • What did you enjoy?
  • What information did you find that was of interest to you?
  • Did anything surprise you about the house/museum?
  • What questions do you now have from visiting the museum?
  • What was your favourite print? Can you re-create it?

We would love to see your recreations based on your virtual visit.


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