Hobletts Manor Junior School

Hobletts Manor Junior School

Learning and Achieving Together


Welcome to Year 6 and Team Topaz


Your teacher is Ms Ellis

Your teaching assistants are Mrs Sides and Mrs Pullen


Home Learning Update March 27th 2020


We hope that you are all taking care and keeping safe together as a family. We are keen to hear how you are getting on so do please email us with your updates via our year group email Our blogs provide an extra opportunity for us to stay in touch with you also, do please take a look.


Detailed below are a range of updated activities that supplement those previously offered and can still be seen below. We would like to thank you in advance for continuing to support your child with these tasks and in so doing maximise the impact they have on their learning.


Each and every day we would like you to:


  • Undertake an activity to support your physical and emotional health
  • Read (independently, shared or paired). Enjoy a book, ebook or audio book
  • Rock! (Times table rock stars)  - set yourself a challenge within your family
  • Undertake a maths activity – this could be practical too, for example through cooking
  • Undertake an English activity
  • Undertake a curriculum activity.


Each and every day remember that your physical and emotional wellbeing is your priority. If you only do one thing from the above do the first. Take each day as it comes, stay in touch and remember we are here.


Have fun and stay safe everyone. 




Intended Learning Outcome


Next week we would like you to focus on

Place Value.

We would like you to:

  • Create your place value chart up to ten millions and thousandths


  • Collect numbers linked to our Summer topics, The Human Body and The Aztecs, for example the number of blood cells in our body, how many bones in our bodies, how many people lived in the Aztec empire, how many days did the Aztec empire last for. Create a poster to show what you have found.


  • Find the 5 hottest and 5 coldest temperatures from around the world. Order them from hottest to coldest. Find the difference between the hottest and coldest places. Can you find them on a map? Create a poster to show what you have found.


  • Can you remember how to multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000? Can you write instructions to explain how to do it? Can you use your place value chart to explain why this method works?


  • Make a matching card game with place value questions and answers using all of your place value strategies.

Understanding the value of digits up to ten millions and decimals up to thousandths.


Understand negative numbers


Understand how to use place to multiply and divide by multiples of ten


Websites/ games and interactive videos




Mystery stories

Day 1 Read The Hound of the Baskervilles extract (please see PDF attachment below - scroll all the way down to the bottom of the class page) and answer the questions.

Day 2 Re read extract and highlight examples of good vocabulary.

Day 3 Write a description of the setting – use similes, metaphors and alliteration.

Day 4 Think of a character to introduce. Can you describe him/her? Use SHOW  not TELL, for example:

His heart was a hammer as the footsteps behind him became louder and a figure revealed itself from the gloom.



Understand the mystery genre


Understand how to use descriptive vocabulary.

For Curriculum try and list ideas for a couple of new subjects


Continue with the activities from last week. Try to focus on only one aspect of the body at a time.

Design an investigation to answer the following question: How does exercise affect your heart rate?

How will you measure your heart rate?

What exercise will you do? For how long will you do the activity? How will you record your results? If your heart rate does change, how long does it take to return to normal? Compare your heart rate to other people in your family.  Pictures to show you how to measure your heart rate.    Some fun general activities



The following website is very useful because it is created by the people who visit us in the Summer Term to tell us more about this fascinating ancient civilisation.


DT Make an Aztec mask

Use the internet to research what Aztec masks look like. 

  1. Find a piece of cardboard (could be from a cereal box).
  2. Cut to make a mask shape.
  3. Cut out small pieces of coloured paper, pages from magazines or coloured in paper.
  4. Design your mask.
  5. Decorate!
  6. Send us a picture to show us what you have done!


The images we see at Easter represent events from the Easter story.

For example, a chick symbolises new life or life after death, just as Jesus was resurrected.

  • Research what the following symbols represent.

Daffodils,  bunnies,  Easter eggs,  a Cross, hot-cross buns, lambs


Understand how to plan an investigation.


Recognise the impact of exercise on our heart rate.








Understand more about the Aztec Civilisation


Understand how to design and make an Aztec inspired mask.










Understand the importance of symbols which represent the Easter story.





We are keen to ensure we continue our support of your child’s well being and would ask that together each day families take advantage of the opportunity to engage in activities listed below in order to maintain positive physical and mental health.


In school we have enjoyed working out with Joe Wicks at 9am every morning. If this is a little too early for you, the half hour workout can be downloaded throughout the day.


In addition to this, and to last week’s suggestions, please find below a few more links to support physical health.


Premier League Stars


Mindfulness – find on line resources and activities at


Cosmic Yoga


BBC Supermovers -


GO Noodle  -


At home physical activity booklet  -


Weekly ‘Chance to Shine’ Challenges are also available via Mrs Short’s blog on our website.


A message from Nuffield Health:

In these unprecedented times, we know it’s important for children to be able to continue to look after their health and wellbeing.  We have created a wellbeing journal filled with challenges and activities to keep children happy, healthy and active whilst at home. 

The journal is based on the four pillars of SWAP; how I eat, how I sleep, how I move, how I feel, and is aimed at children, but is a great resource for teachers and parents too and can support remote learning. 

Set your child one of the daily challenges and they can record the results in their journal. From inventing their favourite smoothie, recording the quality of their sleep, to building a home gym and expressing how they are feeling, the journal encourages children to look after their overall wellbeing. 


There are two versions available for download on our website, one for print and an interactive version at 




We hope that you are continuing to enjoy reading at home and that you have found the Oxford Owls reading resource helpful 


In addition:

  • please find an attachment to our team page that lists a number of books from ‘Reading Well, to support emotional wellbeing
  • audio stories from and read by David Walliams are now available to listen to through his website and will be available for free for 30 days.


Times Tables Rockstars


We hope that you are enjoying rocking at home! We will provide weekly updates of our top rockers each Friday.  


Please do let us know if you need any help accessing your account via our year group email

Link Family Services


Please find an updated list of activities from Link Family Services detailing activity ideas for you as a family



Home Learning 18th March Update

A number of families are now in a position where they are having to self isolate. We are keen to offer remote support for learning to those unable to currently attend school, and those who may be unable to do so in the near future.

We continue to meet as a teaching team to discuss how best to support the learning needs of our children in the event that they are unable to attend school. Detailed below are a range of activities linked to our previous, current and future learning in Year 6. We would like to thank you in advance for supporting your child with these tasks and in so doing maximise the impact they have on their learning.


Each and every day we would like to invite you to undertake the following:

  • Reading (independently, shared or paired)
  • Rocking! (Times Tables Rock Stars)
  • Exercise
  • Undertake a maths activity
  • Undertake an English activity
  • Undertake a curriculum activity.

Remember some of these activities will take more than one day.




Intended Learning Outcome

Maths, Reading & GPS

Practise SATs papers with answers - these have been given to your child in school. If your child was not at school, they will be sent to your home address.

Maths: 1 x Reasoning Paper, 1 x Arithmetic, 1 x Mark Scheme

Reading: 1 x Reading Booklet, 1 x Answer Booklet, 1 x Mark Scheme

GPS (Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling): 1 x Question Booklet, 1 x Mark Scheme (same mark scheme booklet as Reading)

Log on to Oxford Owls for free online reading books

Practise everything we've been learning in class!

Complete the papers and then mark them. If you lose any marks, work out why you lost the marks and have another go at the question!


BBC Bitesize KS2 Maths

This website covers all topics in the KS2 Mathematics Curriculum. It has useful video clips and practise questions if you need some reminders on key facts and information.

Top Mark Maths 

Mental Maths: Y6 Arithmetic Practise

Ordering & Sequencing: Compare Decimals, Numbers on a numbers line

Place Value: Place Value Millionaire

Addition & Subtraction: First Connect 3, Guess my Number

Times Tables: Connect 4 Factors

Multiplication & Division: Multiples & Factors, Carroll Diagram, Venn Diagram, Factor Trees

Fractions & Decimals: Fraction Matcher, Converting Fractions to Decimals, Ordering Fractions

Money: Going shopping problem solving

Shape: Symmetry Sorting, Area Builder, Perimeter Explorer, Sorting Shapes, Sorting 3D Shapes, Cubes, Cube Nets, Coordinate Geometry, Plotter the Penguin

Measures: Find the start time, Adding time word problems, Capacity Countdown, Reading Scales, On Time - Advanced, 24 Hour Time

Data Handing: Bar Charts, Mode Median Mean and Range

Problem Solving: Magic Squares, Broken Calculator

This website covers all topics in the KS2 Mathematics Curriculum. It has useful video clips and practise questions if you need some reminders on key facts and information.




Fun and interactive games to practise strategies you have learnt in class. Useful games (and the section you can find them in) that are particularly suitable for Year 6 are listed.


Watch the video clip:

Dark shadowy figures stand at a tram stop, snow falls and fog rolls across the picture. 

This is the opening scene.  Take a closer look and you will see that no faces can be seen, apart from one.  She becomes the hero of our story.

The tram finally arrives and the faceless figures are on their way.  Listen to the lyrics of the song and you will hear that 'every stop looks the same,' 'faces without names...drift away.'  The people get off the tram one by one until the girl is left alone.  

Travelling through strange landscapes populated by huge songbirds in cages, massive clocks, but the dreary weather stays a constant. It is not long until the tram reaches the end of the line.  But oh no it does not stop.  The tram goes flying off into the abyss.  When we think all is lost we see our heroine gliding through the clouds landing beside a mysterious creature, who she seems to know. 

Who is she?  An angel perhaps?

Choose one or more of the following tasks to complete in response to watching the clip.

Remember to include all of the steps to success that you include in your writing in class:

1. Describe the opening scenes.

2. Describe the journey, what the girl could see as they went along, perhaps one of the other passengers.

3. Write a newspaper report detailing what happened, maybe the driver thought everyone was off, the tram went over and they found the girl the next day amongst the wreckage.

4. Write a conversation between the girl and the person she meets at the end. 



5. Write a first person account of the accident from the girls point of view,she could be sending a message from heaven. 


Our topic in Science next term is 'The Human Body'

We would like you to do some research on the human body and how it works. Choose one or two of the systems in the human body and create a poster on each of these sections or design a booklet with a section on each.

Use websites to help you:

BBC Bitesize KS2 (Scroll down to Human Body Section)

DK Findout UK includes information on: Types of cell, Body Systems, Inside the heart, Digestion, Types of blood cell, Heart and blood, Skeletal Muscles, Muscles from the back, The Skeleton, Blood vessels, The intestines, Keeping Healthy, Heartbeat, Balanced Diet, Breathing


We would like you to focus on our key objectives for the term:

  • Skeletons and Muscles
  • The Digestive System
  • The Circulatory System (especially the heart , the lungs and blood and the specific roles that they play)
  • How to keep your body healthy

History / Georgraphy

Our topic next term is 'The Aztecs'.

We would like you to do some research on the Aztecs and present your research as:

  • a poster
  • a booklet
  • a timeline
  • a map
  • a presentation

Here are some websites to help you with your research:

BBC Bitesize Clips:


DK Findout UK:



We would like you to focus on the key objectives for the term:

  • Where was the Aztec Empire?
  • When did the Aztec Empire exist?
  • What did the Aztecs believe?
  • How did Aztecs live?
  • What was Aztec society like?
  • What was life like for Aztec children?
  • How did Aztecs communicate?
  • How and why did the Aztec Empire end?
  • What was the Aztec Calendar?


Use the following websites to find out about the key events in the Easter story.


Focus on the 5 important parts of the Easter story.

-Riding into Jerusalem

-The last supper

-On trial before Pilate

-The Crucifixion

-Jesus appears to Mary 


Find out  what happened to Jesus in the Easter story



  • Retell the Easter Story. You could do this through drawing pictures in a comic strip, using plasticine to create an animation, paint each scene etc. and add a summary for each part of the story.
  • Explain why the Easter story might be important for Christians today


We are keen to ensure we continue our support of your child’s well being and would ask that together each day families take advantage of the opportunity to engage in activities listed below in order to maintain positive physical and mental health


  • Daily challenges for your child/children can be accessed via Twitter: @GetSet4PE
  • Log onto Youtube to access The Body Coach TV and participate in a range of kids workouts at home with Joe Wicks to talk you through them
  • Visit to access free resources, activities and videos to use at home on Imoves
  • Visit Fitter Futures to access workout & mindfulness videos .To access Fitter Future: Click Username for KS2 classes: hoblettsks2  The password for KS2 classes: hoblettsks2 (in order that all children remain able to access this resource please do not change the password)



We love reading at Hobletts Manor Junior School and encourage your children to read widely and often; to become more confident, resilient and fluent readers with a passion for books. 

Reading widely and often will help to increase your child's vocabulary, spark their imagination and provoke curiosity. We therefore ask that you continue to read together daily. Log on to Oxford Owls to access a range of texts to enjoy

Times Tables Rockstars

We as that your child/children to keep rocking every day to enhance and embed their learning of their times tables.


Your optional home learning this term is to research:


Your topic home learning for this term is all about rainforests. If you choose to complete it, it will be due in the week before the Easter holidays.

Your task is to find out as much as you can about rainforests! Present it any way you  please!

You could think about:

  • What rainforests are
  • The different types of rainforests
  • Where the world’s rainforests are
  • The different layers  in a rainforest
  • The plants you find in rainforests
  • The different animals found in different rainforests around the world
  • Why rainforests are so important
  • What we get from  rainforests
  • Why  rainforests are in danger and the implications for our world
  • Amazing rainforest facts!


You could look at the following websites to help you.













Family Mathematics Challenge

Links - please click to open