Year 6 – Thursday 7th May learning

Good morning, Year 6. Have a look at Evie’s and Elysia’s fantastic Spitfire drawings from yesterday’s art lesson; I’m so impressed!

Subject Activity
Miss Pringle’s Home Olympic Challenge Click here for Miss Pringle’s challenge for today.
Prayer Visit and click on ‘Start your retreat’ for a short daily reflection.
PE Despite the outbreak of WW2 in 1939, people across the world did not stop dancing. Dance halls in the UK were extremely popular with young people who relished the opportunity to escape their everyday worries and learn all the new dance crazes.

During the 1930s, dance elements from the Charleston and other dance forms, such as tap and the Waltz, were brought together into new energetic dance styles which were danced to swing music. The Lindy Hop, often thought of as the first swing dance, was first danced to jazz music in Harlem, America around 1928. It combines traditional dance steps with exciting acrobatics and ‘breakaway’ sections, where couples separate and improvise their own moves. The Lindy Hop was popular during the war when American soldiers danced it in the British dance halls.

Watch the Lindy Hop being danced here:

Now have a go at some basic Lindy Hop steps:

Use this video to help you with the steps:

And finally, tire yourself out watching the most insane Lindy Hop dancing ever!

Spelling Play with family members: Word Wager


1.                Put this week’s words into an envelope/wallet.

2.                Share the tokens (could be anything – beads, buttons, stones) equally between the group.

3.                One person in the group will be the caller, and will read a word for you to spell.

4.                If you think you are able to spell it, bet as many tokens as you like.

5.                If you’re not sure, you can sit out of that round but you still have to pay the pot one token.

6.                Betting players write the word down.

7.                Those who spell it correctly divide the pot equally.


Reminder of this week’s spellings:

1.      liberation

2.      surrender

3.      defeat

4.      victory

5.      celebration

6.      conclusion

7.      address

8.      rejoice

9.      relief

10.   courage

Reading 15 minutes of
English Click here to open today’s English activities.

Find the powerpoint on expanded noun phrases here.

Times Tables
Maths WALT calculate angles.

Here is today’s maths lesson.

Questions for today are here, and the answers are here.

D&T WALT accurately and mainly independently follow a recipe demonstrating a range of cooking techniques.

 When VE Day was announced on 8th May 1945, thousands of people in Great Britain began rejoicing straight away. People ran out on to the streets, hanging bunting and banners and dancing. People organised impromptu street parties, shared rationed food with the neighbours and listened to the wireless for updates.

Despite public celebrations not being able to take place tomorrow, families are being encouraged to put up bunting in their homes and to celebrate virtually.

Have a go at planning and making a couple of wartime recipes from this recipe selection here. Enjoy them tomorrow as you celebrate with your family to commemorate 75 years since the original VE Day!

Prayer reflection Click here for this week’s prayer reflection. Go into a quiet room, light a candle then spend 15 minutes thinking about the words and reflecting in whichever way you prefer.

Enjoy VE Day tomorrow and the Bank Holiday weekend. Send me photos of tomorrow’s celebrations!

Miss Donatantonio

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