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This week we are going to continue to practise our Year 6 spellings. Keep working on them every day this week ready for your spelling test on Friday. 


Pattern: words with the long /e/ sound spelt ie or ei after c (with exceptions)


- deceive

- conceive

- receive

- perceive

- ceiling

- receipt

- protein

- caffeine

- seize

- neither



Starter- Try the mental arithmetic sheet. Set yourself a timer of 10 minutes and try to complete as many questions as you can. Remember to think about the methods we have learnt about in class. 

Main activity- Today we are going to be learning about area. Use the PowerPoint that I have created and to work through the activities. I have recorded voice clips to help you if needed. 

Plenary- You might find the following website helpful in applying your knowledge about the area of shapes.



Starter- Today, I would like you to follow the link below to access work on how to use expanded noun phrases. You will also be learning about the banded mongoose.  Remember to watch the video before completing the tabs marked the grammar bit and whiteboard challenges. If you would like to challenge yourself further you can continue with the writing ideas. I am looking forward to seeing the work that you produce.


Main Activity- Listen to chapter 1 of Street Child called 'Shilling Pie'.

Normally a chapter heading summarises what the events in the upcoming chapter. 


Street Child is set in Victorian Britain. Although it was a relatively peaceful era it suffered from a huge population rise which resulted in the spread of poverty across the cities. 


Listen to the chapter and then answer the following questions:

- What do we know about Jim so far?

- What have we learnt about his family? 

- How do you think Jim is feeling in this chapter?

- What do you want to know about Jim? 


Activity- Draw a scene of the family's home using what you have heard in the first chapter. Once you have drawn this picture I would like you to annotate the drawing by commenting on several features that may have affected the quality of Jim's life. 



Today we are going to be learning about another famous scientist from the Victorian times called Joseph Bazalgette.

- Have you heard of him before?

- Do you know why he became a significant scientist?

- Why was his discovery so important?


Before you look at the following website have a think about what Victorian London was like. 

- Do you think hygiene was as good in Victorian Britain as they are now?

- What do you think it was like in London during the Victorian era?


Use the following links to help you learn more about the work of Joseph Bazalgette.


Activity- Use the template below to write a newspaper article about the introduction to the sewage system. Try to include factual information from the websites and think about the features of a newspaper article:

- catchy headline 

- quick summary of the article in the first paragraph

- written in the past tense

- written in the third person

- Quotes

- The 5 W's- Who? What? Where? When? Why? 

- Photo




Read through the text before answering the questions. Try to write your answers as full sentences.