Year 6 – Summer 1 – Week 2

English Topic:

Maths Topic:

Non-core Topic:
Earth and space

Physical Activity

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Spellings Week 2

Weekly Online Curriculum








Watch the following videos on YouTube:

Which poem did you prefer? Why?

Have a go at performing a poem that you like using the link below:

Use this link to help you to perform your poem.

Think about how you will perform your poetry. How will you make it interesting for your audience to watch:




Clear voice


Find out how day and night occur.

 Start here!

Can you explain in your own words why day and night occur?

  • Try to model the action of the Sun and the Earth using a ball and a torch. While one person holds the torch steady, the other rotates the globe in the torch beam.
  • Now find a lego person or a figurine and tape this person about where the UK is located on your ball. Model day and night and explain how and why shadows are formed.

Make a factfile!

Record why there is day and night and why the Sun rises in the east and sets in the west.


Cooking with maths (adult help needed)

 Maths Monday Maths Week 2 Recipe


Think about all the things that make people happy during their lives such as key events like marriage, birth, graduation etc. Ask members of your household what makes these events memorable.
 Ask your family about key times of the year/festivals and what makes these important. This could be any event you have taken part in as a family such as Eid, Vaisakhi, Chinese New Year, Christmas, Hanukkah etc. Do your family have any specific rituals, foods, games that bring joy and mark this as a special day?

Task: Interview your family members and make notes asking them:
Why is this day celebrated?
 What special celebrations do you take part in, what is their significance and how do they make you feel?



Plan and draft a poem based on an animal that you have researched last week.

When writing your poem, consider structure and layout. What kind of poem will you write?

  • Rhyming?
  • Limerick?
  • Acrostic?
  • Will it tell a story?

Consider the following features:

  • Stanzas
  • Using imagery
  • Rhyming
  • Length of poem
  • Structure
  • Rhythm

Look at examples below to help you decide on the type of poem you want to write.


Show how shadows can prove that the sun roates around the sun!

 Choose a sunny day and record the length of your shadow at three set times.  Morning, midday and evening. 

  • stand in the same place each time, use chalk to mark your shadow length.
  • Can you measure how the length of your shadow at each time?
  • Why does it change?
  • Can you explain why shadow length is changing using your models of the earth and sun?

Challenge:  Sundials use shadows to the tell the time.  Investigate how sundials work, where they originated from and see if you can make your own!

Choose your favourite or investigate others you can make.


Indoor Maths-

Area and Perimeter

Work out the area and perimeter of all of the rooms in your house.

Make a prediction before you do and check if it was right.


Writing task: With the information you have gathered, write a description of a festival you have taken part in that has bought you joy based on your own experiences and information from your interview.



Have a look at your draft from yesterday. Edit it so that you are happy with what you have written.

Does your poem read well?

Read it out aloud to an adult or a sibling at home. Can you make any improvements?

You are ready to publish your poem.

Decide on how you want to present your poem.

  • Handwritten
  • The use ICT
  • Powerpoint with sound effects


Why do we have seasons?

Use this clip below as a starting point:

Find two balls.  One larger ball to represent the sun and a smaller ball to represent the earth. 

Mark where the UK is located on the earth-ball.  Use a piece of tape and paper or a sticker to mark where we are on the earth. 

Hold the earth ball so it is slightly tilted and make sure you keep it that way. 

Slowly walk around the larger ball in an ellipse (oval). 

Can you explain where the seasons occur on your journey around the sun?

Challenge:  As you travel around the sun, can you explain the seasons in other parts of the world? 

When it is winter in the UK, what is the seasons in Australia? 

Are there seasons at the equator?  Why or why not?


Problem Solving

You will need a lot of patience for this one!

You have been asked to bury some bags of money on an island. The money has been divided into nine separate bags containing these amounts: £21, £20, £19, £12, £11, £10, £3, £2, £1.

You must bury the money in a three by three grid so that each row and column, either horizontal, vertical or diagonal, has £33.


Have you ever visited a place of worship? How did it make you feel? Have a think about similarities and differences in different places of worship you have visited.

In what way do followers of a religion feel joy when they pray in a place of worship? If anyone in your family visits a place of worship, ask them how they feel once they have prayed.

When visiting a mosque/church/synagogue/temple it is important to show sensitivity so that everyone visiting gets a chance to worship and experience peace and meditation. Writing task: Write a list of rules that need to be followed when visiting a place of worship.



Create a different style of poem based on any of the following topic/ theme that you are interested in.

This could include:

  • Pollution
  • Animals
  • Rainforest
  • Mythical creatures
  • Seasons


Record the daylight hours every day in a table or a graph!

Use the below website. 

In the middle of the page, on the right, the sunrise and sunset times for the day are recorded.

Check the website once a day.  Work out how many daylight hours there are for that day.

Create a timeline to help you work out the difference in time!

E.g:  6:41am-7:30 pm  =

12hrs 49mins


Record the daylight length for that day.


Can you record the daylight length every day for a week? 

What do you notice?

Can you explain why?


Timestable Rockstar and Numbots

Play both TTR and Numbots

( get has high up the leader board as you can.


Most religions use beautiful words or phrases in the form of hymns, songs, poems, nasheeds etc. in order to pray or appreciate the world around them. Think about all the things that are beautiful around you and produce a mind map. This can include beautiful sights, thoughts or feelings.

 -What positive feelings have you experienced?
 -What do you love or cherish the most?
 -What beautiful things have you seen in the garden, park or something you remember?

Produce a mind-map of words that they think are beautiful. These don’t need to be about beauty but might be onomatopoeic, alliterative, or simply interesting e.g. serendipity. 



Use the link below to listen to an audio book. You can use this link to listen to daily reads.

Summarise the book. Would you recommend this book? Why?

Read a book/ pages of a book of your choice. List any unfamiliar words.

What can you use to help you to establish the meaning of each word?

What do you think is going to happen next in the story?



Exploring Spain: San Sebastián

Let’s start the lesson with a quiz, can you remember what we learnt last week?

Today’s lesson we are going to discover a Basque city. Find 4-5 places you must-see in San Sebastián. Afterwards, read on this 10 interesting facts Which one is the most fascinating? Why?

Activity: There are many famous Spanish dishes but today you are going to learn 19. Click here and on the left side of the page, click on learn and follow the logical order (learn, write, spell, test). Then play any of the games. Gravity is my favourite!



Login to your maths watch account, complete the work that has been set by your class teacher


Your task is to produce your own poem of beautiful words to express emotive and figurative language. 

Think about poetic devices in your poem; this could be about anything which you find beautiful in your world such as your family, nature, colours, feelings etc.

Why not publish your poem and decorate it beautifully to create an artwork you can hang up somewhere at home?

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