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Week Beginning Monday 22nd June 2020 - 2 WEEK PROJECT

As part of our decades work in History, we covered that April 2012 marked 100 years since the infamous TITANIC sank. With this in mind, I'd like to set you a challenge of researching and presenting as much as you can about the Titanic. You may want to create a poster, a PowerPoint presentation, do some artwork, write a newspaper article, write a diary, design/make a game, remake the Titanic out of junk-modelling?! The possibilities are endless. I want you to be as creative as you like and to really enjoy this project work.

Titanic inspiration

Titanic 101 | National Geographic

Week Beginning Monday 15th June 2020 - SCIENCE


Our new science topic is electrifying! We're going to be learning about electricity! This is a Year 5/6 unit that will require you to think about what you learned in Year 4. We will recap and build on our knowledge and understanding of electricity. There will be a variety of resources for you to pick and choose from, including worksheets, quizzes, online activities and videos. The beauty of being at home means that you can access your learning whenever you feel like it and can research websites independently. The one restricting factor is not having the practical resources to carry out experiments. However, there is still plenty of opportunity for some quality learning to take place!

Test your prior knowledge with a quick quiz! Work through or think about the activity sheet then choose which reading comprehension level you'd like to complete.

Circuits and symbols - Here you can develop your knowledge of circuits and symbols. There are a few activities to choose from. If you want to and are able to, you could print the memory cards, arrange them face down, and challenge yourself to correctly name as many of them as you can!

Week Beginning Monday 8th June 2020 - History


Following on from our decades work, where we explored and compared events from the 60s with events from the 2010s, we are going to be zooming in more closely on two significant figures from both time periods. I'd like you to do some research on Neil Armstrong and Tim Peake in order to be able to compare the two famous astronauts. 

You may want to think about the following:

Why are they famous?

What impact did their missions have?

Is there a connection between the work of Neil Armstrong and Tim Peake?

You can follow the given links to carry out your research, as well as making your own searches.

There are also support worksheets that you can fill out. As always, if you'd like to create a PowerPoint presentation or a poster, I'd love to see what you come up with!

There are a few (optional) fun tasks that you might wish to try!

Just for some fun, why not visit the Twinkl Go login and enter the code KM6485 where you'll be able to play an interactive wordsearch about the moon landing. You can refresh the wordsearch to play it again!
Week Beginning 1st June 2020

Week beginning 18th May 2020

This week we are going to be studying an artist called Bridget Riley! Your task is to research the life of Bridget Riley and also the unique art which she created. I will also attach a video for you to try and draw like Bridget yourself! 

Op-Art Pop-Art - Patterns on the Sphere - #StayHome and draw #WithMe

Op-Art Pop-Art. Patterns on the Sphere. Drawing 3D Illusion. Black white trick art on paper. Zentangle inspired 3D optical illusion. ------------------------...

Standard Time Zones of the World

Time Zones Activity to complete with the aid of the time zones map

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 5th , 6thand 7th May 2020


I hope you enjoyed writing about your inspiration. You are now going to focus on an inspirational figure in religion. I would like you to research the life of Ghandi. Questions I want you to consider:


Who is this person? 

What did the individual do that makes them an inspiration to others? 

When did they do it? 

Where in the world? 

Why did the person go above and beyond?

How were they inspired by their faith? 

What leadership qualities did they show? 

You may present your research on Ghandi however you wish. Below I have posted some websites and videos to help you. Good luck!

Mahatma Gandhi, The Salt March, The Dandi March: Learn English (IND)

Learn about "The Salt March" also called the "The Dandi march", a non violent protest organized by Mahatma Gandhi. This event later became a turning point in...

Monday 4th May 2020


 Hello Heroes for Hire! This week we are going to be looking at RE. As part of our R.E unit we are going to be looking at inspirational religious figures. Firstly, I would like you to think of someone who has been inspirational to YOU. This could be anybody who has had this positive impact on your life. Can you make notes of why they are inspirational and their characteristics which you feel makes them inspirational. 


I have attached a sheet for you to use but please feel free to present this however you wish. Good luck Heroes!

Week beginning Monday 27th April 2020


This week we are going to be covering the sixties! Your work can be completed to suit you this week, you can spread the activities out over the course of the week and spend some time in the afternoons completing the set work. The first document below gives you some guidance as to what I'm looking for this week! Good luck Heroes. 

Thursday 23rd April and Friday 24th April 2020

The next two days of learning are all going to be on how animals adapt to survive in the desert. The first video (on bitesize) will give you a more detailed idea of what adaptation is and the second link will give you some amazing adaptations. Your task is to research adaptations and then create an animal which is perfectly adapted for the desert!

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Ok Heroes you are now going to learn about evolution. I am not expecting any work from this but for you to just investigate the websites below and to begin to get an understanding of what evolution is! 

Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st April 2020 

This week we are going to be covering Evolution and Inheritance as part of our science unit! For the next two days I would like you to research all about the father of Evolution himself, Charles Darwin! Your findings can be presented however you wish, I will also attach a video and written information about this fascinating man. 

Friday 3rd April 2020

Consolidate your learning by going over each of the areas we have covered!

Thursday 2nd April 2020

Great work on the cities of the United Kingdom. I have three challenges for you today! First of all you are going to consolidate your learning with the first quiz (Uk cities), then you can try to move onto the trickier version (UK cities tricky) and finally you can begin to learn the counties (UK counties). Good luck Heroes! 

Wednesday 1st April 2020

Now we have focused on world geography we are now going to focus on the United Kingdom. Your task will be to find key locations in the United Kingdom! As an extra challenge you can use our previous lessons learning to investigate the Human and Physical characteristics of one of these locations. Good luck any questions email at

Tuesday 31st March 2020

Hi all I hope you got on ok with identifying the different countries. Today we are going to be looking at human and physical geography. Below I am going to attach a PowerPoint which will provide information and challenges. As an extra challenge you locate any human and physical geography in your surrounding area.

Any questions email at

Monday 30th March 2020 (Geography)

Your task is to reaffirm your learning of the countries of Europe. You can also test yourself on other continents, just have a go!