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Maths answers

Below are the answers for your Maths work this week. You'll be able to check through your work for the week. Please email if you've found something tricky or you have any questions.

Monday answers Tuesday answers Wednesday answers  Friday answers

Friday 3rd April

Morning Year 6, I hope you've had a good week. The next two weeks are the Easter holidays. Of course, you need to have a break from work but I will be posting some fun activities for you to complete so that you stay busy. I’ll post some ideas on the website at the start of each week and I’d love to see home photos of you completing them.


For our last reading lesson on ‘A Place Called Perfect’, I’d like you to read through Chapter 2. As you’re reading, think about the following questions. Were your predictions correct? What else have you uncovered about this story?

A Place Called Perfect



To finish off our work on fractions this week, please complete the sheet on finding fractions of amount. If you’re feeling confident, try the challenge worksheet.

This afternoon, I will post the answers to the Maths sheets for the week so you can check your work.

Fractions of amount   Challenge


LO: To describe a setting using powerful verbs and adjectives

Have a look at these pictures from the start of the story. What do you think is happening to the city. Which adjectives would you use to describe it? 

Today you need to describe the city from the perspective of the little girl in the family. What does she see around her as she walks with parents? How is she feeling?

For example...

Frightened by the spiraling shadows, we scurried down the alleyway clutching each other for dear life. The clouds huddled together above us spitting bitter tears of rain across our cheeks. The hazardous wind…


This term, Year 5 and 6 have been learning about the natural wonders in North America. To finish off, we’d like you to complete the task below. We completed a similar activity in school about the Grand Canyon so hopefully you’ll have lots of wonderful ideas.



Thursday 2nd April

Thursday 2nd April

Morning Year 6. Today will be another chance for you to complete some of the work I gave you in your packs before we left school. You should also have your CGP books and some of you have Action Tutoring books to work on too. Don't forget that you have a list of websites that can help you. 

I am really impressed by the work that you've been sending. Email me if you have any questions or if you have run out of work to complete.

Wednesday 1st April

Wednesday 1st April


Remember, your questions this week are about Chapter 1 from 'A Place Called Home.' You can find the link to the extract on Monday's work.

Thinking Caps

  1. ‘Perfect had been alive with the news of Doctor Eugene Brown’s arrival for weeks.’ How does the town feel about the arrival of the Doctor?
  2. How does the author show you that Boy is feeling nervous when the car arrives?
  3. Write three questions you want answered about the book so far. E.g. Why does the Boy need Doctor Brown’s help?
  4. How is Boy feeling at the end of the chapter? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.
  5. What do you predict will happen next?


LO: to multiply fractions by whole numbers


Use the example above to help you if you’ve forgotten how to multiply fractions. If your answer is an improper fraction, try to convert it to a mixed number if you can do this confidently.

Multiplying Fractions    Challenge


LO: To explore reasons why someone might leave their country

The Arrival begins with someone having to leave their home and family to move to another country. Today you need to describe the thoughts and feelings from the point of view of the man as he sets off on his journey. Our focus today is on using powerful adjectives. For example, instead of saying the journey was dangerous, I might use one of the following words; perilous, risky, unsafe, difficult, hazardous, threatening, treacherous, precarious. Use the picture below to help you.


Here's one I started:

What I am about to do is the most difficult and perilous thing I have ever had to do. I am throwing myself to the whims of the ocean and in to the arms of a new country. I look down at my daughter and across to my wife. I feel the fear rise in the pit of my stomach.


On a Wednesday afternoon, you usually have your Music lesson. Hopefully, a few of you have your instruments at home to practise. 

For your lesson today, I'd like you to listen to some of the 10 pieces of Classical Music that the BBC chose for young people to listen to. You can follow this link, your task is to sit and listen to at least three of these pieces. It might sound easy but it can be quite difficult to sit and listen to music without doing anything else. As you're listening, think about which instruments you can hear and how the piece makes you feel. My favourite is number 9 although they're all amazing. 

Tuesday 31st March

Tuesday 31st March

It was really lovely to speak to lots of you on Zoom yesterday. We’ll all be Zoom experts by next week so it should be easier. If you haven’t already, you can download Zoom here; https://zoom.us/.


A Place Called Perfect

Yesterday you should’ve read Chapter 1 of ‘A Place Called Perfect.’ Please answer the questions below:

Word Detectives

  1. Why was Boy excited about the arrival of Doctor Brown?
  2. Who is the Doctor travelling with?
  3. How does the author describe Violet?
  4. Why does Boy decide to stop watching the house?
  5. What do you know so far about Boy?


We are continuing with our work on fractions, today you will be revising adding and subtracting fractions. You can watch this video online if you need a reminder.

Try the extension sheet if you’re feeling confident.

Adding and Subtracting Fractions    Extension


Remember, that you have lots of work to complete that was sent home with you. Today I’d like you to complete at least three pages from your CGP SPAG workbook. You should aim to have finished this book by the time you come back to school. If you finish you can also go on www.spag.com to complete some of the questions I’ve set.


Joe Wicks is posting a daily P.E lesson and it's a great way to stay fit whilst you're at home. 

 Monday 30th March

Monday 30th March

Hello Year 6, I hope you all had a lovely weekend and you are safe and well. I'm looking forward to meeting lots of you on Zoom at 11am today. If you're not able to join, don't worry as there will be other opportunities to meet soon.


For reading this week, we will be looking at Chapter 1 from a book called 'A Place Called Perfect' by Helena Duggan. For today, you just need to read Chapter 1 and then write a definition for these words:

silhouetted - 

awkwardly - 

ventured - 

A Place Called Perfect


This week we're going to revise the work we've done so far on fractions. I will also post the answers to all the worksheets you complete this week on Friday so you can check your answers. If you finish the work below on simplifying fractions, please have a look at this page on BBC Bitesize for more activities; https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhdwxnb/articles/zcdgxfr. This site also has a video to remind you how to simplify fractions. 

Fractions Monday


LO: To make predictions about a text

This week we are starting work on a new book, ‘The Arrival’ by Shaun Tan. It is a book without words but is full of beautiful illustrations to tell the story.

As an introduction to the book, watch this film which contains lots of the illustrations from the book.


For your work today try to answer the following questions:

What is the mood/atmosphere of the film?

Why do you think that? How did it make you feel?

 What do you know about the story so far?

What can you guess about the action?

What do you already know about the characters?


This term we have been learning about Electricity. To finish our topic, please complete this short assessment. Answer as many questions as you can in your workbooks. 

Electricity Quiz

Work Gallery

Lastly, thank you to everyone who has emailed me some of the work you've been doing. It's lovely to see some of your writing and art work. I've already had a couple of portraits sent over and I will post them as and when I get them. 

Friday 27th March

Friday 27th March

Fantastic work on everything you’ve been doing so far, I’m really impressed to hear how hard you’ve been working. You will be able to meet me over Zoom on Monday at 11 am, more details will be sent to you so you can join the meeting.

Make sure you relax over the weekend and take care of yourself.


You should’ve read the short extract from ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ on Wednesday. Below are 6 questions to answer about the text:

1) Why did Hermia dislike the idea of marrying Demetrius?

2) What would happen to Hermia if she refused to marry Demetrius?

3) What impression do you get of Hermia’s father? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.

4) What is unusual about the woods in the story?

5) Why were Titania and Oberon quarrelling?

6) What do you predict will happen next?


Today you need to complete a worksheet on Rounding. If you’ve forgotten our rules for rounding then have a look at this video which takes you through all of the steps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGRoPAPMZhA.

If you’re feeling confident then have a go at the second worksheet too.

Rounding        Extension

If you complete both of those with time to spare, spend 10 – 15 minutes on Times Tables Rockstars or Hit the Button.


Today we’ll finish our work on the Guardian advert. To finish off, your task is to write your own news report on what really happened between the Pigs and the Wolf. If you’re feeling confident, then try to film your report and email it to me.

News report


Our R.E Topic for this term is on what happens in Church during Lent and Easter. Please complete the activity below in your workbooks. 


Thursday 26th March

Thursday 26th March

Hello Year 6. I hope you’re all well and staying in as much as possible. It’s been great to hear from some of you over email. Next Monday you’ll be able to meet with me over Zoom, details to follow.

For today, please complete some of the work that I’ve given you to take home. Remember, you have a reading comprehension booklet, Maths assessment, CGP books and writing activities. You won’t finish it all today but there is plenty to be getting on with.

Don’t forget the Art project I set yesterday. Please email me with pictures of your portraits and I’ll put them on this website for everyone to have a look at. I’ll do the same with my efforts.

Wednesday 25th March

Wednesday 25th March

Hello Year 6. I’ve already heard about pupils making their own timetables and working hard. Well done!


For today please read through the extract below from a version of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. A Midsummer Nights Dream

I will set some questions about the text on Friday. For now, you need to write a definition for these words. Use an online dictionary if you’re unsure of their meaning:

Seldom –

Strong-willed –

Ultimatum –

Noble –


Please the complete the worksheet on comparing and ordering numbers. If you finish that, there is an extension activity to challenge you!

Comparing and ordering numbers   Extension


Your next writing task is below, remember we are basing it on the Guardian advert.

Diary entry

Art project:

Over the next few days, have a go at completing this Art project. We have been learning about David Hockney’s landscape paintings. The National Portrait Gallery has an exhibition of his portraits and you can watch a video of some them here: https://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/david-hockney-drawing-from-life/exhibition.

Use his portraits as inspiration for some of your own. Can you create a self-portrait and then a portrait of someone who you live with? Hockney used pencils, paints and photographs in his work and you can use whatever is available in your home.

Some top tips on drawing portraits can be found here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/how-to-draw-a-portrait/zk28qp3

 Monday 23rd March

Monday 23rd March

Good morning Year 6. I hope you're all well on your first day of home learning. I've attached some work below for you to complete. I know you have plenty of work at home too so you can decide which order you do things in. Remember, to try and give yourself a timetable each day and give yourself a short break after each piece of work. 

You don't need to print anything off, complete the work in the workbook we provided for you. 

Let me know if you have any questions, I will be checking my emails regularly. jbowerman@st-markscofe.lambeth.sch.uk.


Complete the worksheet on place value:

Maths 23.03.20


Use the Guardian advert we've been watching in class to help you complete the task below:

English 23.03.20


Use the interactive map of the U.S.A to write a fact file on three of the states. Feel free to email me some questions on Pennsylvania where my family live.

Map of the U.S.A


Remember, every day at 9am, Joe Wicks will be doing live P.E classes. You just need to subscribe to his Youtube channel and then you can join in. Remember to stay as active as you can!

More details at:

Body Coach P.E lessons

Work gallery

Free Online Resources

FREE online resources

In light if the current Coronavirus outbreak, many places are offering free resourses to help children, parents and schools with home learning see a collection below.


Twinkl are offering parents of children in schools which are closed, or facing closure, free access to all Twinkl resources for a period of one month.

Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer , register and enter the code CVDTWINKLHELPS to find fantastic games and resources for continued learning at home.


Classroom secrets - Classroom secrets have added a free learning home resource pack for each year group - https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/


Free Audible audio books For as long as schools are closed, we're open. Children everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. https://stories.audible.com/start-listen


Collective Worship

 St Mark's Kennington YouTube



Joe Wicks PE Lessons


Please see below useful websites:

  • Maths skills:


Primary maths pupil workbook

Primary maths tutor workbook