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New Year 6 Book - The Malamander!

All is not what it seems at this seaside town - myths, mysteries, monsters and home to the legend of the Malamander!

This is our new year 6 class book - we will journey to the seaside where lots of fun themed learning awaits!

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June 2020

Our themed home learning menus will continue to be added weekly to the website.  Each week will be a different theme, but if you would like to spend longer on a theme, that is absolutely fine.  In addition to our theme, we have added some basic skills for that week (maths, Reading, spelling etc) to the top of the menu. These are things that children should be practising regularly, so spending a little bit of time on these each day will really help.  We hope you are enjoying the themes and please share any work with us by emailing or on Twiter @ChrissiesSpeke

Home learning menu - week 10 - chocolate

Home learning menu - week 9 - Under the sea

Home learning menu - week 8 - Space

BBC Bitesize have produced an online lesson about the Solar System. CLICK HERE to access it.

Home learning menu - week 7 - What a wonderful world

Harry Potter Half Term Activities

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The Final Y6 SATs Test (a fun quiz really!)

Come on year 6 have a go and see what score you can achieve.

Y6 SAT'S Lockdown Test Results 2020!

The results are in! Check out the below video link which includes the video intro to an end of Y6 SATs quiz for children to have a go at (see quiz above).

Mr Elsworth & Mrs Cairns

Y6 SAT'S Test Week 2020

The countdown is over, its Monday 11th May, 50 test papers but no-one to give them to...or is there?

You may have not had to do them year 6 but someone has to. Click on the video below to see who...

Stay safe,

Mr Elsworth, Mrs Cairns and the year 6 team!

 Lockdown Geography!

I have been wondering what you have all been up to over the past 6 weeks ...

Check out my video below ...


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Hi 6E, how are you all doing?


Even though we are not in school each day and our SAT's tests are not taking place you still need to keep your minds active with some reading, maths, art, exercise and fun so that when we do return you will be ready to pick up from where we left off.


Miss McGuiness and I are missing you all dearly and do hope that we are back in school soon so that we can share some summer fun and send you off to secondary school in style! 


Stay Safe, 

Mr Elsworth


Below are lots of links for maths and English work that you could be doing to help keep your minds busy and I know you all have your revision books too.  I have been setting some tasks for you on Purple Mash and spelling/maths shed, I check daily to see if I have had any any sent to me.



Welcome to the wonderful world of class 6E! 
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Hello year 6, just wanted to say a quick hello.  Hope you are all ok and staying safe at home.  We all miss you in school and hope to see you all soon.  Mrs Cairns has left a little video message.  CLICK HERE to see it.


Stay safe!

With many of our children at St Christopher's, as well as other schools around the country, having to self-isolate due to COVID-19 ( Coronavirus) we want to make sure that the children are still learning while at home. To help with this, we have created a sample timetable for learning at home, which you can find below.


We have created a home learning menu around a certain theme, with a selection of activities that you may want to do at home.  A new menu will be uploaded each week with a different theme.  We hope you enjoy trying some of the activities.


Spelling and Maths Shed will also be updated weekly with different tasks.


Below are English and maths activities that are easy to follow from Hamilton Trust.  They will be added each week so that they are there for you if you need them. 


In addition, there is also a link to the White Rose website.  This is the scheme we use to support our maths planning in school.  The link takes you to their home learning page, which has a series of lesson ideas to follow.


Finally, have a fantastic website that offers lots of wonderful resources and ideas. We have downloaded some of the activities to keep your child(ren) busy and learning while they cannot attend school. You can also find them below.

Sample timetable for home learning

Below are some activities for you to try at home.  We have created a home learning menu with a different theme for each week.  You can do as many of the activities as you like; there is no expectation for you to complete them all.  You might decide to do the same topic over 2 weeks and miss a different topic out and this is absolutely fine!  The activities cover lots of different subjects including English, maths, DT, science, history and geography.  We hope you enjoy the topics and have lots of fun completing the activities.

Home learning - week 6 - half term fun

Home learning menu - week 5 - Dinosaurs

Home learning menu - week 4 - In my Liverpool home

Home learning menu - week 2 - bugs theme

Home learning menu - week 1 - colour theme.

Natwest money lessons


Natwest bank are providing live maths/money lessons every Monday.  They also have lots of free, fun and interactive learning activities and games, which are a great way of way of introducing money topics at home.  CLICK HERE to find out more.

Fun things to try at home over Easter

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Welcome back Year 6! I hope you have had a lovely relax over the summer and have had lots of fun with your family and friends! I can't wait to hear all about it! 

Teacher: Mr Elsworth

Learning Support Assistant: Miss McGuinness.




Reading homework is given out on a Friday and due back on a Monday

Spellings will be taken home on  Friday and there will be a test on a Monday morning.




Homework Menu:  Every half term, a homework menu will be given out with a selection of tasks to be completed, across all areas of the curriculum.  It is your choice how many you complete, however you must do at least one and hand it in by the end of the half term.  Your completed work will be celebrated.


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PE is on a Thursday so please remember your red t-shirt, blue shorts and suitable footwear.


Home Readers:

You will be given a day when your home reader is due in; please don't forget to bring it in on this day. If you finish your book, bring it in and Miss McGuiness will ask you a few questions about the book and she will ask you to complete a book review, which will be displayed in our reading area.


Here are your spellings for the first 6 weeks. Each Friday, you will take home your spelling mat and practise your spellings for Monday morning when we will have a spelling test.  


Below are some word cards that you can print out at home and some ideas to make your spelling practice more fun...


Spelling Activities

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Perfect Poets



For our first English topic this year, we are looked at image poetry.  Firstly, we looked at lots of different image poems, focusing on how poets had used repetition, personification, adjectives, adverbs, alliteration, similes, metaphors and onomatopoeia.   We then used T4W (Talk 4 Writing) to learn a poem called 'Dinner time chorus', which was full of personification.  At the end of the unit, we had fun using all the poetry techniques we had learnt to create our own image poems.  Finally, we edited them and type up our final versions.  Watch this space for some of our final publications below!

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Numbers and the Number System



Before starting our place value maths topic, year 6 completed a week of inspirational maths challenges.  It was important that we started our year 6 maths journey off positively and these challenges helped us to solve problems and reason mathematically, but even more importantly, they were: fun, interesting, encouraging, creative, engaging and inclusive.  These challenges were simply called 'I can do maths!'.  The children thoroughly enjoyed the week of challenges and it certainly did help us set an 'I can do, positive attitude' towards maths.


It was then time to tackle place value!  Take a look at our place value front cover to see the objectives that we will cover. 

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During this topic, our big question is; 

Does love last forever or does it have limits?

To help answer this, the children will explore the love and care of people and learn about God's unconditional, never-ending love.


The key vocabulary in this unit is:

Unconditional, forgiveness, mercy, prodigal, parable.

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After completing our poetry work, it was time to move onto our next unit - Horror Stories.  Our hook for this topic was a spooky carousel.  The children completed 3 tasks: listening to spooky stories in the Dream Room, watching spooky film clips and completing a murder mystery task.  The children really enjoyed these tasks, which provided them with an insight of what was to come and also allowed them to 'magpie' some ideas to use later on.  We then looked at lots of other spooky texts and their features, before learning a whole class story.  Watch this space, we will post some of our finished pieces!

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4 operations


After completing our place value unit, it was time to build on our new knowledge and use it to help us with calculations using the 4 operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).


  Take a look at our 4 operations front cover to see the objectives that we will cover. 

Speke Under Surveillance



During this topic, we will look at our local area in detail.  We will study the physical and human features of Speke and how it has changed dramatically over time.  We will think about why these changes have happened and what might happen to Speke in the future. 

As part of our geography fieldwork, we will visit Speke retail park, collecting lots of data, such as size of shops and frequency of visitors to different shops. When we return to school, we will use this data to create scale maps.

Finally, we will link our artwork to this topic and create some abstract art for our local area.  Our work will be based on that of famous artist Henry Moore.  Before creating their artwork, the children will decide on the perfect Speke location for their artwork, giving reasons for their choices.  Children then decide whether they will use mod roc, plaster of paris or clay to create their abstract sculptures.  We have some extremely talented artists!!