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Home learning week beginning 13th July

Hello! This is the final week of the term, but don’t forget, whenever you have time, to access any of the recommended sites that have been posted, or any of the activities.

As ever, the daily lessons on these two highly recommended sites provide structured progression in the core subjects:

These two offer packs of tasks for you to download:

Galleries & museums are gradually re-opening, but if you don’t want to visit, try this site:


Always remember the following too:


TT Rockstar;

Dance Mat Typing (via BBC Bitesize);

Epic Books ( class code remains ‘bwu1958);



Home learning week beginning 6th July.

Hello! Herewith this week’s recommendations for sites to investigate. As always these are in addition to the daily lessons in the core subjects e.g.

Try this one for some interesting suggestions to support your learning in Science & DT:


Always remember the value of a second language, so learn pronunciation and vocabulary here:

This site will help you to re-apply the daily learning with reasoning challenges and arithmetic practice:


See what materials you can find at home to try some creative activities:






Home learning week beginning 29th June.


Hello, here are some new sites to investigate, in addition to our usual favourites. We continue to access the daily lesson programs in class, as I hope you are too!


I use this site to support the maths curriculum, just click on the relevant year group for activities. Statistics is the concept that you could try.


The following site has lots of things to try. Click on the learning zone tab to find activities for the core subjects. Do try the reading pages to keep up with how to explain your understanding.


More English, Maths & reading can be found here:

These sites offers lots of things to do and learn in Science and Geography. What else can you discover  about the Amazon Rainforest? Investigate its animal and plant life to find out more about its importance as a unique environment. For Science, can you learn how fossils are formed and about a famous palaeontologist, Mary Anning?

Home learning week beginning 22nd June.


Persevere with daily lessons which are proving very successful. In addition, here are three new links to investigate: ( in addition to reading tasks, this site offers grammar activities); ( a science site which has a wide range of activities that can be tackled under the current circumstances); (challenging puzzles, games and problem solving activities).


Below, you will find some planning documents to support Y6 with areas of learning they have missed. While it is a teacher document, there are some useful links you may wish to try.

Home learning week beginning 15th June.


As always, do try complete as many of the daily lessons that you can. Here are the links as a reminder:


Writing is an important skill and should be practiced regularly. Why not investigate Pobble which is a writing platform that publishes a free picture daily with prompts for discussion and writing. Remember  to include a range of punctuation within your sentences, and use a thesaurus to level your vocabulary choices.

For mindfulness and a challenge, why not try:


Always remember our regulars too:


• Mathletics;

• TT Rockstars;

• Dance Mat Typing;

• Epic Books;

• Purplemash.

Home learning week beginning 8th June

Please persevere with the daily lessons from BBC Bitesize and The Academy. For Y6 you could investigate the Y7 tasks too. In addition, here are some new sites to try.


Spelling Frame: explore spelling rules and then try the tests.

Learn to draw with author Rob Biddulph: follow the step by step guides.

Listen to free stories by one of our favourite authors, David Williams.

Numbots: use your TT Rockstar user name and password to test your speed with different games.

Home learning week beginning 1st June.


Hello! On each of the links below you will find a huge range of age appropriate resources, most of which do not need registration. There are ideas and activities for every subject, interest and ability. Have fun investigating, especially with the third one.  (Home learning packs to download and print)


Challenge of the week!

Learn to juggle



Half-term, week beginning 25th May.


As it’s holiday time, and the weather is fine, no learning suggestions this week, but there are plenty already here if you would like to try any. Otherwise, enjoy the garden and perhaps the kitchen, under supervision of course’ 

Home learning week beginning 18th May.


I hope everyone is keeping safe and looking forward to a sunny week.

The secondary schools are beginning to provide transition packs and information for Y6 moving to Y7. Don’t worry if you haven’t heard yet, but why not visit your school’s website to see what’s there for you?


Here is a reminder of the sites which produce daily lessons that provide for progression and extension in the core subjects. They also have activities for the foundation subjects.

Why not develop your second language further? A great life skill, and preparation for the future, when travel will be possible again.


Here is an additional challenge, which will be fun to try! How much can you do?


Other websites to try:

for science challenges and activities -

for geographical concepts -





Home learning week beginning 11th May.


This week, 12th May, is the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. Can you challenge yourself to find out something you did not know about her? Some areas to search:

why was she named Florence? ;

what species was her pet, and what was its name?;

how is the work she did relevant currently? ;

which other famous people did she know, or meet?


In addition to previous suggestions, why not try a different way to learn this week - podcasts? - 12 part series of history lessons which explain a range of events and people e.g the space race & Mary Queen of Scots; - explores the origins of this virus; the rise of dinosaurs & science of smell; - explains latest news stories for enquiring minds which will help sort fact from fiction; - discussions which try to answer questions that stump adults e.g. why is the Red Sea called that when it isn’t red?

As 19 of you have read all available books on Bug Club, watch out for more to be released for you this week. Well done to those of you who have read so widely!

Lastly, you could learn British Sign Language (Y6 have before) by watching free video clips produced by Tyrese Dibba. Thousands are doing just that!

Have fun.

Home learning week beginning 4th May.


Friday 8th May is V.E.Day (victory in Europe) which marks the end of WWII, 75 years ago.  Look out for documentaries and black and white movies which show you how the end was celebrated, as well as experiences during it.  What else can you learn?  You could also put images and flags in your window, beside the rainbows.


In addition to the daily lessons on two sites, and the practice papers posted in week one, why not try:  this features video clips and tasks by the mathematician, Carole Voderman, this is free during lockdown.  get creative with classical Music  this offers a range of activities to help you think analytically, like a scientist.

https;//  here you will find challenges and quizzes in a variety of subjects, with video clips.


For exercise why not follow Joe Wickes, lots of people are, and enjoying the sessions.


Always remember Purple Mash! There are updated daily activities and things to discover about VE Day too.


Have fun, and let me know how you enjoy them on ClassDojo!


Home learning week beginning 27th April


This week I suggest that you continue with the daily lessons on BBC Bitesize and National Academy, but also investigate White Rose Hub for alternative maths activities and Planbee for home learning ideas.  If you’re feeling creative, try Massila Music School, which encourages you to learn, play and create music. Always remember Purple Mash and Mathletics where there are a range of activities to choose from, and assigned tasks to tackle. Have fun!

Additional Useful Information 

if you find that your financial circumstances have been affected by the current situation, use the links below to enquire about any additional support you could be able to access.

Parenting Tips and Support 


Culture Liverpool have developed this blog specifically to give parents advice during lockdown:


It covers:

local support organisations - CAMHS;

top tips;

parenting guides;

help for pregnant/new mums;

home learning;

museums and places to visit online;

make time to play;

ideas for playing together;

six ways to maintain a routine;

managing your own well-being;

employment opportunities.


You might also find the NSPCC’s online safety resources for families useful.

Home learning week beginning 20th April.


Two sites this week which have daily lessons for you to try. to access daily lessons, click on schedule button once inside the classroom to find your year group and the suggested lessons. Y6: re-visit newspaper reports, and equivalence.  Y5: reading for understanding, and remind yourself about translations and co-ordinates. Check the foundation subjects for Spanish and Science in particular.


BBC Bitesize daily is also producing lessons for each day of the week, so check that out too. Plenty to keep you occupied and learning!


Let me know how you are and your opinion of these sites via Class Dojo.  Have fun outside too!

Chartwells Super Yummy Kitchen.

Easter Competition!
Easter writing competition. Can you re-write the Easter story from the view point of a Roman Guard? Entries to be sent to this email address: by May 1st, with child's name and school on it! The winner will be rewarded with a Free production for their school next year! 


Collective worship videos every Monday via Natasia's YouTube channel

Home learning

week beginning 13th April.


This week I am suggesting that you try sites which support life skills as well as learning.  Why not try:

  • Duolingo - foreign language tuition which will help with Spanish;
  • Nat West Money Sense for children - find out how to manage a budget and spot scammers;
  • MentalUp Educational Games - provides brain exercises, problem solving tasks and supports analytical thinking;
  • Khan Academy - tested by Durga, lots of school subjects with activities;
  • Star Chart - see what is in the sky above us, learn more about constellations and our galaxy.


Have fun and do let me know which you try, and enjoy!

Home Learning 

Week Beginning 30th March 2020


Lots of great  things to try here, let me know how you get on via Dojo. Remember: Dance Mat Typing via BBC Bitesize whenever you can.Learning to touch type now will be a huge help all your life.

Reading Eggs has been extended for another month, keep reading!

Home Learning

Week Beginning 6th April 2020


A great website for all you budding scientists.

Useful websites to support Home Learning:

Welcome to Year 6


Hello! Welcome back to the Spring term. As I'm sure you are aware, Year 6 is a very important year as it will be the last year of your child's primary education at Dovecot Primary School, and they will be formally tested w/c 11th May 2020. Attendance is critical for all of us, nobody can afford to miss a day! Don't forget the initiative which means that the class with the best attendance each week is rewarded with toast. It is so important, and not just for the tasty snack!   

To support them further, we believe that listening to children read is vital. Children are expected to read from their school library book every night: parents/guardians can record their child’s progress in their reading record books. Together, we need to challenge every child to read widely, and often. How many can earn Bronze or Silver reading awards this term, or move up to the next colour in the reading scheme? 

Everyone has personal log-ins for software programmes we use regularly ( in Homework Diary): Reading Plus; Epic Books; Owl Books . Do ask them to show you how each works, and how they can earn rewards for success. If they are ever at a loose end, could they be encouraged to choose to read at home in this way?



English: over the course of the term the children will be looking at various writing genre including;

 * persuasive, including in letter format  * narrative, sometimes showing shifts in formality plus using language and techniques taken from our reading of a classic author  * explanations * poetry.

Before beginning to write their own pieces in the style, the children will analyse texts of each genre to become familiar with the standard features. Much of the writing will be taught in a cross-curricula way and relate to our Geography and Science learning. We will be reading from a collection of  classic short stories by Rudyard Kipling - Just So Stories. Look out for other works written by him, including Britain's favourite poem, or any film adaptations of his work.


Grammar, spelling and handwriting feature throughout. For this group, clear well organised presentation will have a strong focus.


You can help your child by practising their spelling words at home. Do focus on the Yr 5/6 list of words, which is in their Homework Diary, as the weekly spelling results show this is an area for development. Thank you for encouraging them to read as much as possible: it all helps!  


Mathematics: new learning will include: using algebraic notation to identify missing values; measurement - applying formulae to calculate perimeter/area/volume; place value to 3 decimal places; number, and sequence, of steps to aid problem solving; geometry - properties of 2D/3D shapes, measuring and calculating with angles. 

Continuous objectives: 

* addition and subtraction * multiplication and division *reasoning to solve multi-step problems  *statistics *fractions, decimals & percentages * re-application of taught skills for arithmetic and reasoning.

As well as learning specific skills, your child will re-apply them to reasoning and open-ended investigations. This means that they can develop ways to approach problem solving using extended, standard methods of recording. We will continue to rehearse and re-visit multiplication and division facts this term: it is important that the children are confident and have rapid recall of multiples and factors. Watch them on software programmes we use at school - TT Rockstars and Mathletics!  Everyone knows their personal log-ins, so they can access the programme at homes. Ask them to show you, and perhaps you could test yourself too!

You can help your child by making sure they rehearse all their multiplication and division facts up to 12 squared! Find them in their Homework Diary, together with other useful reminders to help learning 'stick'.


It won't all be work! Things to look forward to so far:

  • Colomendy, 1st-3rd June;
  • Alfie, the school's dog;
  • Sleeping Beauty production;
  • regular library visits (1st on 13th January).



Please remember that I am always available after school to discuss any concerns, or questions, that you may have.



Reminders – cut me out and stick me on the fridge.


  • class homework (out on Friday, return Tuesday);
  • reading (every night if possible as this is so important);
  • games kit on Thursday ( suitable footwear and school P.E. kit, rather than football strips please).


Miss A Edis

Here are some useful sites to encourage practise of basic skills, do let me know if you find any others you would recommend.


BBC Education have some great materials.  Follow KS2 link, to English or Maths, for activities and quizzes:


Try this one for Maths and English quizzes, which are marked as you go:


Click on 'for kids' to try games which will improve recall of multiplication and division facts:


Enjoy activities and games to support knowledge of spelling rules and patterns:

Just some of the amazing digital images produced by year 5/6 during environmental awareness week.

Enjoying another trip to the library

Christa has been working on this beautiful research.

Panto time!

Investigating Darwin's theory of evolution based on his observation of finches, and beak shapes, he found in the Galapagos Islands.

DT : food workshop - creating health, balanced, snack. Did you know honey is the only food which never goes off?