Our first full week in Year 6!

Home Learning is page 5 in Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling and pages 6-7 in Maths, which is Place Value and Rounding.

Otley Chevin

Otley Chevin was a great chance to stretch our legs and see all of the wonderful things we have been learning about close up. We started by seeing the brilliant rocks that we researched in topic – they have been there for millions of years! We then completed classification keys in groups, similar to those we did in class.

A short walk followed which led us to the White House Cafe, where we stopped for lunch.

After a quick pit-stop, we were faced with climbing steps to higher ground in the Chevin. Luckily, my class were well trained because of their Year 5 Malham Cove trip! Stathi was the first up the steps with his group of boys, shortly followed by myself (gasping for air).

We had a short rest and then found the exact location that an artist we have been studying – James Bywood – painted a picture:

We had a go at sketching our own pictures in the style of James Bywood, we shall be finishing them in school. I didn’t get to see them all, but was really impressed with Macauley’s effort at his picture.

The day ended by collecting vocabulary in preparation for writing at school and overlooking Otley from the ‘Surprise View’.

Here are some snaps from the day:

And here are John’s more professional photos:

A big thanks to the teachers: Miss Hall, Miss Whiteley, Mrs Bentley, Miss Burrows, Mr O and John for making the day so epic for us!


We learnt about classification keys in Science and how to sort various things. We went on a leaf hunt around the school grounds and then began carefully creating our diagrams. I was really impressed with Chloe and Lexi’s ability to do this, as well as Ibrahim in his group. The classification keys worked really well as you can see below!

Maths Arithmetic:

Please have a go at this week’s arithmetic questions. Leave me a comment with your answers!

Adding a 3-digit number to a 4-digit number (you may want to do this on scrap paper)

Adding & subtracting fractions with the same denominator (remember don’t add the denominators)

Dividing by 1… Remember to do the inverse (opposite on question 4p)

  Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling: Nouns

Noun activity 1 (please comment with the three nouns)

Noun activity 2 (please comment the correct sentence)

Have a great weekend – remember it’s our class assembly Wednesday. Parents are welcome to join us in the school cafe from 08:40 for a tea or coffee. Our assembly will be from 09:00 until 09:20.

Please drop me a comment on here… Did you enjoy this week? What was your favourite part?

Mr Kay

17 thoughts on “Our first full week in Year 6!

  1. Some fab pictures everyone. It looks like you had a great time, and lots of scientific learning achieved. I am glad the weather stayed good for you! Looking forward to seeing the sketches.

    (Chloe’s mum)

    • Hi Nina,

      Thanks for the message.

      It was a brilliant day packed with activities. Let’s hope we can follow it up with some lovely pictures.

      Mr Kay

  2. 437+2617=3054
    15/8-6/8=1 and1/8
    3/11+10/11=1 and 2/11
    6082 divided by 1 = 6082
    935 divided by 1 = 935
    We heard thunder, but we did not see any lightning.

  3. -Here are my answers:
    1. 2617+437= 3054
    2. 1906+825= 2731
    3.15/18 – 6/18 = 9/18
    4. 3/11 + 10/11 = 13/11 = 1 3/11
    5. 6082 divided by 1 = 6082
    6. 935 divided by 1 = 935
    English/ spelling/grammar:

    1. The fire gave the room a cosy feeling.

    Nouns: fire, room, feeling

    2. We heard thunder but we did not see any lightning.

    My favourite part of this week was going to Otley Chevin . I also enjoyed the learning at school.


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