Hello Willow! 

I hope you’re all well and enjoyed the sunshine last week – where has it gone? Hopefully it will return soon. It has been brilliant looking at what everyone has been doing over this last week on Twitter (including the rest of the school and Goldsborough). If you haven’t checked it out yet take a look @GS_Federation 

Here is a quick reminder of the main websites and resources that you could be using during this week to carry on your learning. I’m going to add a few project ideas too linked to our areas of learning for this half term. 

You should have a login for the websites, but if you have forgotten or lost it please send an email to Mrs McCarthy and we will try our best to send a reminder. 

Reminder of Activities at home: 

Don’t forget – little and often – you don’t need to go on every site every day! 

TT Rockstars – try to complete 30 mins a session. https://ttrockstars.com/  

EDSHED - Spelling and Maths Shed website https://play.edshed.com/  Try and focus on Stages 5 and 6 

5 A Day Maths website  https://corbettmathsprimary.com/5-a-day/ 

Power Maths Books – 30 mins a session, if possible.  This may not be a complete lesson in the book.  Try to focus on pages that are not new to you.  

WHITE ROSE MATHS - A daily maths lesson with tuturial video, answer sheet and 'the answers!' https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ 

This is the main scheme followed at school and worth a look 

KIRFs – Spend 15 minutes working on some KIRF facts learning them by heart.  (Conker KIRFs has some great online games for this.) http://www.conkermaths.org/cmweb.nsf/pages/kirfs.html  

Daily Reading – at least 30 mins a day, write down new vocabulary – don’t forget to investigate what these words mean!  If you finish a book, complete a book review – we’d love to see these!  

Read theory – online reading comprehension minimum of 30 mins a session.  We can see your progress – Can you do 10 quizzes this week? Go to : readtheory.org/auth/login. I can see that lots of you have been really exploring this site. Well done! 

Writing - Pobble 365 – aim to complete 1 writing task per week. The writing tasks in your pack should take you through to next week but if you have already completed them just go to the pobble website (pobble365) and chose one that you like. Please remember to add the date of the one you chose to your title so I can share it when we get back to school. 

Handwriting and Spelling – 15 mins per day, using the statutory word lists provided. Or use Spelling Shed website (EDSHED) 

Year 6 : Your revision guides are a great resource. You can still let me know your ideas for renaming them! 


This week I would like you to focus on Science and our work on The Solar System 


Click on the link and it will take you to BBC Bitesize 

We have already investigated a lot on this topic in school but I would like you to set yourself a question to research. It might be: 

What is the Solar System? 

What are the Rocky Planets? 

What are the Gas Planets? 

How do you stay alive in Space? 

Can you make outer space in your kitchen? 

Or a question of your own. 

Be creative! You could make a PowerPoint, ‘Word’ report, Poster, Newspaper article, 3D model, piece of artwork or something else of your choosing. When you’re finished it would be great to see what you have been up to and share them on our Twitter page. Please email pictures to Mrs McCarthy at school (the school email). 

Take care, keep washing those hands and look after each other! 

P.S: Creative project next week – Mountains and Rivers – more to come! 

Mr Morris and Mrs Keyse