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Peter Gladwin Primary School

Dream | Believe | Achieve


Year 6

Welcome to the Year 6 page. Below you can find out about what we have been learning in class as well as links to home learning activities.

Summer Term

During the Summer term, our topic is Ancient Egyptians. Please click on the following pictures to access the 'Topic Web' and the 'Home Learning Grid'.

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                                                                                         Topic Web                                         Home Learning Grid                        

Spring Term

Welcome back to a new term and a new topic. The children have returned full of enthusiasm and already we have made a great start to our 'Reach for the Stars' topic. Please click on the pictures below for the topic web and the Home Learning grid.


         Topic Web                                                                   Home Learning Grid

In our guided reading sessions we have been exploring the lyrics to space oddity and comparing this to the version recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station in 2013. Click below to hear Chris Hadfield talk about how he recorded this song in space.


We have begun to learn about the planets in our solar system; the order in which they orbit the sun, the relative sizes of them and a few basic facts in order to make a short video which will link to our computing work.


Maths has been a great success this first week back where we have been looking at area and perimeter as well as starting to use TTRockstars to help with our times tables. All children should have come home with a username and password, if they have lost them then just let me know.

In English, we have been writing some persuasive adverts for a wonderful new Robotic cleaner. The children's levels of persuasion are very good - they have included many persuasive devices such as snappy slogans, rhetorical questions, personal appeal and many more. Watch this space for some examples of our writing.

During the Autumn term, our topic is "We'll Meet Again", which is all about about World War Two.

We will discover how the war started and construct a timeline of key events. We will learn about British leaders, Chamberlin and Churchill, the Battle of Britain and the Normandy Landings as well as learning about life on the home front including rationing and what it was like to be an evacuee. 

Please click on the image below for a copy of the topic web.

Please click here to find a copy of the Topic Home Learning Grid. We expect children to bring a piece of learning from this grid at least once a fortnight.

Home Learning - Maths                             Image result for maths

Friday 8th March

1.Complete the mini arithmetic test. This should take 15 minutes.

Mini arithmetic test

2.Complete reasoning questions below. This should take about 20 minutes.

Reasoning questions

W/C 2nd March

1.Complete the mini arithmetic test. This is only a short one, so perhaps give yourself about 15-20 minutes to complete it.

Mini arithmetic test

2.Complete the percentages sheet below:

Percentages task

February Half Term Home Learning

  1. Complete Arithmetic paper. 30 mins. For those who accidentally left it on the table at the end of the day then here is a digital version:

Arithmetic Paper - click me!

2. Read pages 2-3 (Ordering Numbers) and 8-9 (Decimals) of your maths study guide. Complete the activities and make up your own examples. 20 mins per section. 


Friday 7th December

Order of Operations

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Click on the link below to view the order of operations task. Complete one of the pages of the worksheet. There are 3 levels of difficulty for you to choose from. If you find one too easy or too hard, then try a different sheet!

Order of Operations Task. pdf

Friday 30th November

Common Factors and Common Multiples

Click on the link below to view home learning task!

Common Factors and Common Multiples Task. pdf

Friday 19th October - Half Term Home Learning!

1. Solve the following problems using the short division method. Remember to write out the multiples of the divisor to help you, e.g. for 453 ÷ 7, I would write out the multiples of 7 (0, 7, 14, 21, 28, 35, 42, 49, 56, 63, 70, 77, 84).

4536 ÷ 4 = ? 5567 ÷ 6 =  6436 ÷ 7 =  8334 ÷ 8 = 
3456 ÷ 12 =  6549 ÷ 13 =  2210 ÷ 15 =  5522 ÷ 16 =
3434 ÷ 11 =  3434 ÷ 12 =  3434 ÷ 13 =  3434 ÷ 14 = 


2. How Did You Do It?

Look at the following calculations. Take some time to think about the way in which you would solve each calculation. Write down the method that you used to work out each one. Be careful to write each step of your workings!

a) 19 x 24 =                           b) 198 + 997 =

c) Half of 57.6 =                   d) 3841 - 665.3 = 

e) 5.2 ÷ 4 =                             f) 101 x 16 x 4 =  

Friday 12th October

 1. Use written multiplication method to solve these calculations:

1543 x 23 2656 x 34 4421 x 33
5446 x 56 6212 x 62 4302 x 45
12334 x 34 22431 x 42 29877 x 47

 2. Now use powers of 10 to solve these calculations:

4453 x 50 3253 x 400
22433 x 30 44523 x 300

Friday 28th September

1. Order the following numbers from smallest to largest:

a) 3,506,771 ; 3,510,702 ; 3,051,221 ; 3,351,000 ; 3,500,977

b) 6,202,001 ; 6,022,011 ; 6,210,212 ; 6,203,002 ; 6,215,422

c) 8,677,065 ; 8,678,212 ; 8,705,011 ; 8,099,944 ; 8,755,099

Now create a number that is smaller that the smallest in each sequence.

2. Represent each number in 2, 4, 5, and 10 equal parts.

e.g. 2,000,000 = 1,000,000 + 1,000,000

2,000,000 = 500,000 + 500,000 + 500,000 + 500,000

2,000,000 = 400,000 + 400,000 + 400,000 + 400,000 + 400,000

2,000,000 = 200,000 + 200,000 + 200,000 + 200,000 + 200,000 +

200,000 + 200,000 + 200,000 + 200,000 + 200,000

a) 5,000,000

b) 8,000,000

c) 10,000,000

d) 4,600,000

Friday 21st September

  1.  Represent each of the following numbers in 3 different ways, as we learnt about in class.
a) 243,651 b) 788,203 c) 901,044
d) 2,421,610 e) 3,102,453 f) 8,081,225

     2. Write the value of the underlined digit.

a) 204,453 b) 255,201 c) 1,501,133
d) 4,505,221 e) 5,122,511 f) 5,005,005

Home Learning - English                            Image result for english

Friday 8th March

 1.Complete the tenses task below. You have to identify which tense each sentence is written in. Then you need to find examples of different tenses in your current personal reading book.

Tenses task

W/C 2nd March

 1.Complete the SPAG challenge below. You will need to read the extract from the story, then colour code the text. Instructions are on the sheet!

SPAG task  - Alice in Wonderland


February Half Term Home Learning

  1. Read pages 30-31 (Sentence Punctuation) and 48-49 (Plurals). Complete the activities and make up your own examples.. 20 mins per section. 
  2. Click on the link below for a reading comprehension. It is from a story called 'The Cave'. There are a set of questions for page 1 of the story and a set of questions for page 2. 
  3. The Cave - Comprehension




Friday 7th December

Discussion Texts                               Image result for discussion

 Click on the link below and read the article about animals in zoos. As you can see, it lots of important points have been made but it still doesn't read very well and seems a little clunky! Your task is to rewrite it in order to improve how it sounds. Think about:

  • signpost words
  • generalisers
  • formal tone / third person
  • added information/ specific detail
  • embedded clauses to describe the nouns

Zoo Discussion Text. pdf

Friday 30th November

Click on the link below to view the home learning task. Choose and complete 1 out of the three pages. There are three levels of difficulty. 

Determiners, Conjunctions and Prepositions. pdf

Friday 19th October - Half Term Home Learning!

Click on the links below. Complete a page from each worksheet. There are 3 levels of difficulty on each file.

 Expanded Noun Phrases Home Learning 1.pdf

Expanded Noun Phrases Home Learning 2.pdf

Friday 12th October

 Learn the following spellings. Think about some of the strategies that we have used in class to help you learn them.

Friday 28th September

 Learn the following spellings. Use different techniques to help you remember tricky words, such as word pyramids, drawing the shape of the word, writing it without the vowels etc. 

Challenge Level 1: 10 words

Challenge Level 2: 15 words

Challenge Level 3: 20 words

1. build 2. busy 3. calendar 4. caught 5. centre
6. century 7. certain 8. circle 9. complete 10. consider
11. available 12. average 13. awkward 14. bargain 15. bruise
16. category 17. cemetery 18. committee 19. communicate 20. community