Class 6

Leavers 2020 

Leavers Video

Leavers Book

Mrs Haffenden's leavers song - Change and Grow 

Welcome to Year 6

We wish you a warm welcome to Year 6, where our focus is on preparing our children for their future learning journey. We strongly believe in equipping our students with a ‘growth mind-set’, encouraging them to face all new challenges with an open mind and perseverance.

Year 6 is a special year for many reasons. We have a busy and exciting programme of events throughout the year, including our residential trip; some science lessons with a nearby secondary school; leading roles in our Harvest Festival and Christmas service and a performance worthy of a West-End stage in July.  We develop our learning through a range of exciting topics, and we thrive on challenges and work hard to develop our reasoning skills. We embrace all learning opportunities and prepare diligently for the Year 6 assessments in May.

The teaching team of Mr Duffin and Mrs Haffenden welcome any questions or inquiries that you may have; please feel free to contact James Duffin via email or the school office.

Year 6 Term 6 resources

 08_06_20 tom's midnight garden blurb .docxDownload
 08_06_20 maths instructions.pdfDownload
 08_06_20 maths booklet.pdfDownload
 05_06_20 reading comprehension.pdfDownload
 05_06_20 maths problem.docxDownload
 04_06_20 ring of fire ppt.pptDownload
 04_06_20 ring of fire worksheet.pdfDownload
 04_06_20 whiterose questions.pdfDownload
 04_06_20 maths challenge .pdfDownload
 03_06_01 - how to draw a bird .pdfDownload
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Keyworkers, you are all amazing.  Thank you!

Year 6 used shape, colour and texture to create Kadinski inspired art.  

Monday 13th July



Today you are going to be planning your newspaper article on how the environment and nature have been effected during lockdown.


Look back at the articles that you highlighted last week. Think of some paragraphs that you might want to write about. Some ideas might be:

  • different animals seen all over the world
  • animals seen in the UK
  • impact it’s had on bees
  • lack of travel and impact it has had to noise and air pollution


Plan your paragraphs remembering to include key information and facts.



Today you will be using the ratio symbol.

Whiterose maths Summer Term Week 10, Lesson 1:

Once you have looked at the video, go through the activities on this website:

You will have to scroll down on the right side before clicking onto the next number on the left.


Whiterose question sheets and some extra challenges are available on the Capel website.

I have also put some questions on the website that can act as an extension for the whole week. Think carefully about them – some of them are tricky!





Tuesday 14th July



Today you are going to be writing your headline, sub-headline and opening paragraph to your newspaper article.


1) Look through the attached PowerPoint on headlines. Generate a couple of ideas for what your headline might be. Play around with a few different ideas before adding your headline in.

2) Remember a sub-headline adds more information to the headline. What extra information could you add?

3) Remember the opening paragraph needs to be short but give the reader lots of information. Answer these questions for what your newspaper article will be about:








You might not necessarily need to include all of these; remember you just want to give the basic facts. Write your opening paragraph – remember to keep it brief!




Today you will be solving ratio problems

Whiterose maths Summer Term Week 10, Lesson 2:

Look back through the link from yesterday (see below) if you would like some more support:

You will have to scroll down on the right side before clicking onto the next number on the left.


Whiterose question sheets and some extra challenges are available on the Capel website.






Wednesday 15th July



Over the next two days you are going to be writing your newspaper article. Before you begin, look back at the learning you have done over the last two weeks. All of this will help you today.

Look carefully through your plan and the success criteria.

Remember to read through it to check that it makes sense.



Today you will be using scale factor.

Whiterose maths Summer Term Week 10, Lesson 3:



Whiterose question sheets and some extra challenges are available on the Capel website.




Thursday 15th July



Today you are going to be finishing your newspaper article. Remember to read through your work once you are finished to see if you can edit and improve it.




Today you will be solving problems involving ratio and proportion.

Whiterose maths Summer Term Week 10, Lesson 4:

Whiterose question sheets and some extra challenges are available on the Capel website.




Friday 15th July


Take it easy today - it's your last Friday as a Year 6!  




Try the reading comprehension on Ariana Grande. 



Today is World Emoji Day! Have at solving the mystery of the missing emoji.




Can you solve the mystery of the Gameshow Gangster?









Hello Year 6. I hope you've had a good weekend. This week I have uploaded all of the resources in one go. You may need to click through a little bit to find the correct resources. Please feel free to e-mail me on if you can't find anything. 


Monday 6th July



Today we are going to be looking at fronted adverbial phrases. 

First, go through the powerpoint identifying phrases and clauses. Remember, a phrase makes sense by itself, but a clause does not.


Watch these videos and play the quiz on fronted adverbial phrases.


Go through the powerpoint identifying fronted adverbials and then go through the powerpoint identifying where the commas should go.

Complete one of the tasks below:

Mild – complete matching activity, writing the sentences out in full.

Spicy – Turn simple sentences into ones with fronted adverbials – how creative can you be. Can you think of some more of your own sentences that have fronted adverbials.

Hot – Write sentences based on lockdown that use fronted adverbials

RHCC – Write a paragraph that flows that is based on lockdown making sure you use fronted adverbial phrases.




Today you will be looking at finding the area of rectilinear shapes

Whiterose maths Summer Term Week 9, Lesson 1:

 Whiterose question sheets and some extra challenges are available on the Capel website.




We are going to be making a 2020 Leavers video. Each of you will have 20s to share a message. You might want to keep it simple and say a message or write something on card (just make sure it’s big enough for us to see). Or you might want to get a little creative and sing a song, perform a dance, complete a routine or share a skill. Whatever shows off your personality and interests – the more creative the better!

Please film your video in landscape.


Once you have filmed your video, please e-mail it to me at



Last week you completed the outline of your bike. Today you are going to be completing the background. Remember to use one colour, but use 3 or 4 different shades of that colour. It is up to you want you want to use for your background, you may want to use paint, colouring pencils, pastels etc. Use what you have available at home.

Once you have done this, you can fill in the bike frame. In the examples, they have used a map as a pattern. You can do this if you’d like, or you can make your own pattern. Remember not to use colours that are too bright or a pattern that is overly complicated, as your picture may become too chaotic.

Once this is done, go carefully around the outside of your bike frame in a black pen.

Reflect: what do you think to your art? What do you like and dislike? What would you could you do differently next time.

I’d love to see your final pieces – email them to me J


Tuesday 7th July



Today we are going to be looking at relative embedded clauses.

Look through the pdf that I have uploaded introducing them.

Then go through the attached powerpoint.

Complete the attached activity book.



Today you will be looking at finding the area of triangles

Whiterose maths Summer Term Week 9, Lesson 2:

 Whiterose question sheets and some extra challenges are available on the Capel website.



Read through the attached booklet. How are you feeling about going to secondary school? Do you still have some questions?



Wednesday 8th July



Today you are going to be researching a topic for your newspaper article. We are going to be reporting on the environmental impact that the corona virus has had.

Watch the videos on these websites:



Read the articles that I have uploaded onto the website and highlight the key facts.

Look at the poll results from Nerwsround:


If you’d really like a challenge, there are some more difficult articles here:



Today you will be looking at finding the area of parallelograms

Whiterose maths Summer Term Week 9, Lesson 3:

Whiterose question sheets and some extra challenges are available on the Capel website.



Black Lives Matter

We are going to be learning more about the recent Black Lives Matter movement. Some of this is tricky to deal with, so be kind to yourself. Before you start reading, I would like you to look at this page:

Look through the powerpoint. Reflect – how does it make you feel? You may want to talk to adult about this.


If you want to find out more, you could read this e-Book ‘This Book is Anti-Racist’

If you’d like a challenge, you could design your own poster similar to the ones in the powerpoint.




Thursday 9th July

Today you are going to be generating quotes for direct and reported speech.


Remember, direct speech is something that someone has said so we need to include speech marks.

Example: “Remember to add quotation marks in your writing today,” Mr Duffin reminded Year 6.

Reported (or indirect speech) is just a re-telling of what someone has said. It’s not exactly what has been said so it doesn’t need quotation marks.

Example: Mr Duffin reminded Year 6 to use quotation marks in their writing.


Go through direct and indirect powerpoint.


Today you are going to be generating quotes that we will be able to use in our writing next week.

Example: “Every morning when go to work, I see a beautiful fox across the road. He doesn't seem afraid and is always on the lookout for some food.” Mr Duffin, a local primary school teacher, told us.


See if you can make up quotes for the following people:

Teachers who have spotted local wildlife on their way into work.

Experts (look back at articles from yesterday for support)stating what’s happening

Local children seeing some animals for the first time.

Birdwatchers/bee keepers etc.

Local business owners.


And any others you can think of too!


Once you have generated direct speech ideas, see if you can turn them into reported speech.

Example: Mr Duffin, a local primary school teacher, told us he regularly sees a beautiful fox on his way to work. He added that it did not seem to be afraid of anything as it hunted for food.

We will be able to use these ideas next week in our writing.




Today you will be looking at finding the volume of cuboids

Whiterose maths Summer Term Week 9, Lesson 4:

Whiterose question sheets and some extra challenges are available on the Capel website.



You might want to continue with the ideas I’ve shared in the last couple of weeks. If you’d like to try something new, why not try some HIT (High Intensity Training):



Friday 10th July


Complete the attached reading comprehension. There’s a bonus one uploaded if you’re a Liverpool fan.


If you'd like an extra writing challenge, imagine you are a Liverpool fan who has the opportunity to interview some of the Liverpool players. What would you ask? How do you think the players would reply?


Complete the attached SPAG mat.


Remember to complete at least 30minutes of individual reading each day.



Today you are going to be trying to find the solution to the camping chaos.


If you’d like a further problem, have a look at this game:

Make sure you read the website – there are lots of interesting questions for you ponder. Ideally, you’d play this game with a learning partner. If this isn’t possible, think about the questions that are at the bottom of the page (you can act as Player 1 and Player 2!)

‘Now it's time to work together with a partner, rather than against them.
Try to create a string of calculations that uses as many numbers as possible on the 0-20 number line.
Is it possible to create a string of number sentences that uses all the numbers on the 0-20 number line? Why or why not?

What about the 1-20 number line? Is it possible to create a string of number sentences that uses all the numbers on the 1-20 number line? Why or why not?’



Have a go at the scratch challenge I have uploaded. What story can you create?










Friday 3rd July 


1) Complete the reading comprehension on Tim Peake.

* = mild

** = spicy

*** = hot

2) If you’d like an extra writing challenge, imagine you are Tim Peake as he is returning to earth. Write an internal monologue explaining his thoughts and feelings.

3) Complete the SPAG activity uploaded on the website. 


Today you will be completing one of the mystery challenges. Can you find the mystery of the mixed up football shirts?

If you'd like an extra challenge and you have been learning at school this week, please look at the maths on the website from yesterday. 

If you'd like an extra challenge and you have been learning at home this week, have a go at the problem solving activity I have uploaded on the website. I have uploaded some resources that might help you try out some different ideas. If you finish all three challenges you can always try the extension too. Where will the problem take you? 




Have a go with the next set of challenge cards that I have uploaded. What animation can you create?



We are going to make a yearbook together. In school we started to think about this this week. Please see the attached form for you to reflect on and fill out.

If you have been working at school this week, I've attached the document we have worked on this week incase you want to reflect further over the weekend.

If you have been working at home this week, please complete the attached and e-mail it to me at by Thursday 9th July. Before you begin you may want to speak to some friends from school to help jog your memory from your time at Capel. Please remember that your memories will be shared with everyone in the class. 

Thursday 2nd July


Today we are moving onto a new topic. We are going to be writing a newspaper report.


Please follow the steps below:

1) Write down a list of things that you already know need to be included in a newspaper article.

2) Compare your list to my list – were there any that were missing? Do you know what they all mean?

3) Watch this video:

4) Read through the Usain Bolt newspaper article attached (page 1)

5) Answer the questions I have uploaded based on the Usain Bolt article.


Today you will be looking at converting between miles and kilometres.  

Whiterose maths Summer Term Week 7, Lesson 4:

 Whiterose question sheets and some extra challenges are available on the Capel website.



Complete one of these mindfulness activities:



Here are some different ideas for PE today:

  • Try this dancing workout!

Wednesday 1st July


Today you are going to be writing your piece of writing up in neat. Remember to use neat and legible handwriting and make sure you include all of the improvement made yesterday.

Once you have finished, it would be nice for you to read aloud your work to someone at home. What do they like about your writing? Do they have any feedback for you?



Today you will be looking at converting metric measures. 

Whiterose maths Summer Term Week 8, Lesson 3:

Whiterose question sheets and some extra challenges are available on the Capel website.



Children at the end of Year 7 wrote down things that they’d wished they could have known at the beginning of Year 7.

Read their comments:


Reflect: What questions do you have? They might be bog questions or small questions – have you got anyone you can ask? Perhaps an older brother or sister who goes to the school? A friend who is already at school?


Any questions you still have, write them down and keep them somewhere safe. You can always ask your form tutor at the start of the year.

Tuesday 30th June



Yesterday you should have finished your writing yesterday. Today you are going to be editing and improving your writing. Look at the documents that I have uploaded onto the website (power point and checklist).



Today you will be looking at finding pairs of values. You will be looking to form expressions.  

Whiterose maths Summer Term Week 8, Lesson 2:

Whiterose question sheets and some extra challenges are available on the Capel website.



Last week you planned your art piece, this week you are going to be drawing the outline of your neat copy. I have attached a photo of what mine looks like so far.

Remember to think very carefully about the size and proportion of your drawing. We want it to fill the page. When you have finished your pencil drawing, go back and make firmer pencil lines to show the full outline. You may also need to rub some sketch lines out. Remember, you won’t need any detail ‘inside’ the bike frame, just the outline.

Monday 29th June 

Good morning Year 6! I hope you've all had lovely weekends and enjoyed the cooler weather that we've had. Please see your learning for today below: 



Last week you were writing a persuasive text. We found in school that we needed a little bit more time to finish this off. If you haven’t finished, please complete it today. If you have finished it, I have uploaded a reading comprehension onto the website for you to complete.



Today you will be looking at some solving 2 step equations.

Whiterose maths Summer Term Week 8, Lesson 1:

Whiterose question sheets and some extra challenges are available on the Capel website.



Last week you completed your experiment and presented your data. Today you are going to be completing your experiment by writing up your conclusion. Write a couple of paragraphs explaining what your data shows. Then write a paragraph explaining what went well and what didn’t go so well this time. Finally, end explaining how you could further your experiment next time. What could you change?


London Climate Action Week

Saturday 27th of June marked the beginning of London Climate Action Week. Hear are some ideas for activities you could do:

1) Research about London Climate Action Week – write a couple of paragraphs explaining what it is and why it’s important.


2) Look at the attached powerpoint – make a poster reminding people why it’s important to recycle.

Friday 26th June 



Complete the attached grammar challenge.



Complete the reading comprehension. Remember:

*= mild, ** = spicy, *** = hot


If you'd like a writing challenge:

Pretend you are Boris Johnson. Write a speech praising the NHS and the amazing work they have been doing in the last couple of months.


Today you will be completing one of the mystery challenges. Can you find the mystery of the fidget spinners?


If you’d like an extra challenge. Have a go at this investigation:

How many squares are there on a chess board.

There’s more to this problem than it seems…think carefully about it.

 I have uploaded some chess board templates on the website if you’d like something to show different ideas.


If you find an answer, you might want to think about some of these questions I have:

1) Could you find how many squares they’d be if the chess board were 10 x 10 instead of 8 x8? 12 x 12? 15 x15? 20 x 20? A chess board that was any size I ask for?

2) What if the chess board was smaller, say 5 x 5, and I wanted to find how many rectangles were on the chess board.

3) What changes could you make to the problem? What questions would a inquisitive mathematician ask? See where the problem takes you…


Have a go with the next set of challenge cards that I have uploaded. What music can you create?

Thursday 25th June


Today you are going to be continuing with your writing. Aim to finish your main points today.

Before you start, re-read your work to remember what you were writing about. Can you spot any silly errors?


I have attached a photo of some of the notes that we made together as a class. This may help you with some of the facts and figures. 



Today you will be looking at some simple algebra. You will be looking at solving simple equations. 

Whiterose maths Summer Term Week 7, Lesson 4:

Whiterose question sheets and some extra challenges are available on the Capel website.



Complete one of these mindfulness activities:



Here are some different ideas for PE today:



Wednesday 24th June


Today you are going to write the next two paragraphs of your writing. Some things to consider:

  • Look back at your plan to help you and the example of a persuasive text from last week.
  • The opening sentences of the paragraph should explain the point you are making, and then the rest of the paragraph will back this point up.
  • Look at the Success Criteria to help you


Today you will be looking at some simple algebra. You will be looking at substitution.

Whiterose maths Summer Term Week 7, Lesson 3:

Whiterose question sheets and some extra challenges are available on the Capel website.



Last week we discussed our transition from primary to secondary. We were thinking about the things that would only happen in primary, things that would only happen in secondary, and would happen in both.

Today we are going to think about the changes are going to take place. What things are you excited about? What things are you a little nervous about? If you have some worries, think about who you could discuss these with (maybe an adult at home, an older brother or sister or you could e-mail me!)

Watch these videos on resilience:

Reflect: if you face some problems next year, who could you talk to them about?

Tuesday 23rd June


Today we are going to be writing the introduction to your persuasive writing.


Please follow the following steps:

1) Read through the Success Criteria (uploaded on website) – do you understand what they all mean?

2) Think carefully – which ones will you be doing in the introduction?

3) Read through the example introduction. What makes it successful?

4) Write your own introduction. Remember too look back at your plan from yesterday.

5) Try to include the following things in your introduction:

  • engaging title
  • introduce topic
  • clearly explain the point they are going to be arguing
  • set out what each paragraph will include (look back at plan for this)
  • powerful vocabulary
  • rhetorical questions

6) Re-read your introduction. Can you edit and improve it?



Today you will be looking at some simple algebra. You will be looking to form expressions.


Whiterose maths Summer Term Week 7, Lesson 2:

Whiterose question sheets and some extra challenges are available on the Capel website.



Lots of us having been spending more time on our bikes in the last few weeks. So, we’re going to create some bicycle inspired art!


1) Look at the art pieces that have been uploaded onto the website. What do you think to them? What do you like/dislike about them? How do you think they were created?

2) Look at the pictures of the bicycles. They have different levels of detail to them. Our artwork will need to be very intricate, so pick one that you think you will be able to recreate accurately.

3) Task: You are going to plan your artwork today. Draw a rough sketch of the bike. Think carefully about the proportion and size of your sketch. Think carefully about what colour you are going to use for the background. Are you going to use just one colour or different shades of the same colour? You will also need to think about what material you will use. If you’re going to use paint, you will need a fine paint brush. Lots of different materials could be used – crayons, colouring pencils, felt tip pens, pastels, paint etc. Just remember, you will need to use intricate detail, so plan for what you have at home.

Monday 22nd June

Good morning Year 6! I hope you’ve had a good time over the weekend. Please see your work for today down below.



Today you will be looking at some simple algebra. You will be looking to find the rule.


Whiterose maths Summer Term Week 7, Lesson 1:

Whiterose question sheets and some extra challenges are available on the Capel website. I have also uploaded another file that you can use to help you if you are feeling a little stuck. 



Last week you completed some reading based on why we should exercise. Hopefully on Friday you managed to complete some of your own research too.

Today we are going to be planning our writing. Remember, you are writing to persuade that it is important to make sure we all get enough exercise, especially in lockdown.

Plan your writing today. Think very carefully about what the theme for each paragraph might be (i.e. long term health) and then look through the texts that you highlighted last week to add reasons why it’s important. Remember to try and include facts and figures to back up your points.

You should have around 4 main topics to discuss. Your writing should therefore be around 6 paragraphs long (including the introduction and conclusion). You will have lots of time to write this week, don’t worry.



Last week you planned an experiment based on showing the relationship between the type of exercise and heart rate. Today you are going to carry out this experiment. You may need someone to help you time whilst your record your heart rate.

Once you have your data, think about how you can present it. You might want to present it in a table, and then perhaps a line graph or bar chart (depending on what type of data you have collected).

Friday 19th June 



Yesterday we looked at reasons why exercise is beneficial for us. See if you find some other articles which show why it’s important. If you find any good ones, you can e-mail me them for us all to look at next week. 



Complete the attached grammar challenge.



Complete the reading comprehension. Remember:

*= mild, ** = spicy, *** = hot


If you'd like a writing challenge, you could continue to story for another few paragraphs. What is going to happen next…?


Today you will be completing one of the mystery challenges. Can you find the mystery of the missing medals?


Some things to help you:

  • Shape – I have uploaded some support on the website. You may need to do some extra research on some (I had to look up how many faces a icosahedron has – hint: it’s 20!)


Extra Challenge: 

If you’d like an extra challenge. Have a go at this investigation:

1) Choose a number less than 10.

2)  If the number is even, halve it and add 1. If the number is odd, double it.

3) Carry on this way.


Example: 9 --> 18 --> 10 --> 6  --> 4 


What happens?

What questions would a mathematician ask? Try out some of your questions.



Have a go with the next set of challenge cards that I have uploaded. What can you create?

Thursday 18th June


Today you will be researching why it is important to exercise, especially whilst we are spending more time at home.


1) Write down some of your own ideas why you think exercise is important.

2)  watch the video

3) Read the attached articles. Highlight the important things you have found. Remember to highlight key facts and figures that you might be able to use next week.

4) Reflect – what did you find out?


Today you will be finding percentages of amounts


Whiterose Maths Year 6: week 6 Lesson 2

Worksheet is uploaded on the Capel website, with a few extra challenges if you'd like them.




We are going to start thinking about your transition to secondary school.

1) Think about what you like/dislike about primary school. What things are you ready to change? What things do you think you’ll miss?

2) Think about your secondary school – what things do you think will be the same to primary school?

3) Think about your secondary school – what things do you think will be different to primary school?


Task: Complete the Venn diagram for things that will only happen in primary school, only happen in secondary school and then happen in both in the middle.

Reflect – how do you feel about these similarities and differences?

Wednesday 17th June


Today we are going to be looking at different sentence openers.


Please follow these steps.

 1) Think, why is it important to use different sentence openers?

2) List some different sentence openers that you can think of. How many different ones can you think of?

3) Complete the table (attached on website) organising the different sentence openers. If you wanted a challenge you could think of your own ones rather than using the ones I’ve suggested.

4) Complete this quiz:

5) Write a paragraph based on a topic of your choice. Persuade the reader to think the same way as you (i.e. play times should be longer, Fortnite is the best computer game etc.) Include as many different sentence openers as you can. Try to use at least one from each column on the sheet you filled in. 



Today you will be looking equivalent ordering fractions, decimals and percentages

Whiterose Maths Year 6: week 6 Lesson 3

Worksheet is uploaded on the Capel website, with an extra challenge if you’d like one. 


Chocolate Bar Challenge: This problem is a little bit tricky. I have set out a table in Excel showing how I went about starting this problem. Tip: Follow a rule (i.e. person will always choose the 1st table if all the options are even, then 2nd, then third) throughout your process. 


You are going to plan your own scientific experiment: the relationship between type of exercise and heart rate. Please follow these steps: 


1) How can you find your resting heart rate?

2) Find your pulse in your neck or wriest. Use your index and middle finger to find it. Set a timer for 30s and count your pulse. When it’s finished double your pulse. You ave now found your resting heart rate,

3) Think about how you can test the relationship. Some things to think about:

- which exercises will you do?

- how long will you do the exercise for?

- can you find how long it takes your heart rate to go back to normal?

 - remember to work scientifically – detail will be key to ensure your test is fair.

4) Write a few paragraphs under the subheading ‘Method’ explaining what you are going to do.


We will continue with this process next week. 


Tuesday 16th June 



Today we are going to be looking at modal verbs. Follow the steps: 


1) Go through the ‘modal verbs input’ powerpoint .

2) Verbally complete the ‘desert island game’ – can you think of some outlandish suggestions?

3) Complete the attached worksheet. I have attached 2 different ones – complete as much as you can.


Today you will be looking equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages

Whiterose Maths Year 6: week 6 Lesson 2

Worksheet is uploaded on the Capel website, with an extra challenge if you’d like one.



We found in school that we needed a little more time to complete our letters/fact files. Please continue with this today. If you have finished, you could complete some of your own research to add to the poster or letter. 

Monday 15th June

 Good morning Year 6. I hope you have had a good weekend and have been able to do some interesting activities. Please see your work for today. 



We are going to be looking at persuasive texts this week. You will be writing someone to persuade them the importance of exercising, especially as we have been spending more time at home. 


Look carefully through the example persuasive text. ‘Box up’ the features – you can use different colours if you would like to.

To help you I have attached a success criteria (has this person included all of the features?) and a poster to help.

Afterwards, reflect on what advice you would give to this person in order to improve their writing.



Today you will be looking at converting fractions to percentages.

Whiterose Maths Year 6: week 6 Lesson 1

Worksheet is uploaded on the Capel website, with an extra challenge if you’d like one.



The Natural History Museum is closed at the moment; however they are still doing things to keep us interested and informed.

They put together a video with a volcano expert, Geralt Hughes!

Watch the video and make notes on the interesting things that you find out about:


Task: write a letter to Natural History Museum researcher Geralt Hughes. Tell him about the things that you learnt from his video and any other questions you might have.

Remember, you wrote a formal letter to me a few weeks ago – use this information to help you.


Task: Create a ‘did you know’ fact file/information poster. You can still include any questions that you might have to prompt the reader of your poster to do some of their own research.

Friday 12th June

This week has been quite a full on week for some of you, so I am not going to ask you to do anything too strenuous today. Make sure you get plenty of rest this weekend as we will have a full week of school next week.




It has been a busy couple of days for us. I would like you to complete a diary entry on what has happened in the last few days and reflect how you have felt about it.



Complete the the reading comprehension attached. 

* = mild 

** = spicy 

*** = hot 

If you would like an extra challenge you could write some of your own questions based on the text. 




Please solve the attached problem solving activity.

Can you find all of the possible answers. Remember to work in a systematic way to make sure you don’t have duplicates of answers. How many answers can you find? How will you make sure you don't have any duplicated answers? 





I would like you to complete some tasks on Scratch. Use this link: to have a go at programming your own animation of your name. Follow the cards that I have attached for some guidance on what to do. If you're not familiar with Scratch follow the tutorial video on the website. It is best just to try out some different codes and see what they do! 


If you wanted to (and have permission from an adult at home) you could create an account so that you can save your creations to look at again later. 










Thursday 11th June




If you are reading/listening to Tom’s Midnight garden with us I would like you to get up to the end of chapter 2.

You are going to pretend you are Tom writing another postcard to his brother Peter. Imagine it is just before you go down into the hall to see the clock. Some things for you to remember:

- details on what we have found out in the story so far

- informal/chatty tone

- share thoughts/feelings from Tom's point of view

- ask questions to Peter


If you are not following with Tom’s Midnight Garden, I would like you to pretend you are a character in the book you are currently reading or have read recently. Write a postcard from this character to another at an important part of the book.



To warm up our maths brains we have been playing a number of different maths games at school. All you need is a partner to play against, paper and pencil for each player and a dice (Use this google link for different sizes dice:



Game 1:

1) The person who creates the biggest number at the end wins.

2) Each player marks out a place value grid from Ones to Millions (7 spaces).

3) Player 1 rolls the dice (10-sided is best for this!) and decides where to put the digit. You cannot change where you put it later in the game.

4) Player 2 does the same.

5) Repeat until you both have a 7 digit number. The person with the biggest number at the end wins.


You may want to play this game where you can both see each others numbers throughout, or you may wish to keep it secret.

Continue with different rules – i.e. smallest number, closest to 5,00,000 etc.


Challenge – can you add your own twist of the rules to make it more interesting (i.e. introduce a swap card that you can play to swap your own digits around in the first half of the game).



Game 2:

1) Person closest to 1000 wins.

2) Roll a dice (10-sided is best!) 9 times. Both players are using the same digits.

3) Arrange the 9 digits in any way to make three 3-digit numbers.

4) Add the 3 numbers together.

5) Person closest to 1000 wins.


Hint: after your first answer, think about what you can change to improve your answer.



Game 3

1) For this game you will need to print off some of the grids from the website. Each player needs a grid.

2) Player with the biggest number at the end wins.

3) Player 1 rolls a dice and puts the digit in one of the squares.

4) Player 2 does the same. Take turns until both players have 9 digits in the squares.

5) Each player multiples the three numbers on the top row together. Put the answer in the grey circle. Do the same for the other 2 rows.

6) Do the same for the three columns.

7) Add the numbers in the 6 grey circles together.

8) Person with the biggest number wins.




Reflect: What is wellbeing? Why is wellbeing important?

Watch the video:

Task: to reflect on your own wellbeing. Think carefully about what things you are currently doing to promote your wellbeing and what else you could do in the future to improve it.

Complete the table attached. We will be reflecting on how well the improvements we've planned to make have gone in a few weeks. 




There are several different activities you could try for PE today. Pick one of the activities below: 

Yoga class:

Pilates class: 





Wednesday 10th June 




Read a chapter of the book you re currently writing. Write some questions based on this chapter that you could ask to check if someone had read that chapter. Try not to make the questions too specific, but just something that a reader could look back at quickly to find the answer. You could always try to



Complete the SPAG activity mat uploaded on the website.




If you haven’t finished your mystery of the burgled bangers, please continue with that.


If you have finished, please have a go at this problem:


This is a game for two players.

The first player chooses a positive even number that is less than 50, and crosses it out on the grid.

The second player chooses a number to cross out. The number must be a factor or multiple of the first number.


Multiples are numbers that are in the timetables of that number (e.g. multiples of 4 are 4, 8, 12, 16 etc.) 

Factors are numbers that are divisible without any remainders (e.g. multiples of 16 are 1, 16, 2, 8 and 4) 

Players continue to take it in turns to cross out numbers, at each stage choosing a number that is a factor or multiple of the number just crossed out by the other player.

The first person who is unable to cross out a number loses.

Play a few times to get a feel for the game.

Do you have any winning strategies?


You can play the game online here:

Or you can play on the 100 square grids that I have attached.


If you don’t have anyone to play against, see how high you can get the chain. What is the highest score you can get? 



In school today we are doing a few different activities. I think are still useful for you if you are doing home learning: 


1) Read this story:

Reflect: how does it make you feel?



2) Think carefully about how life has changed due to the corona virus. There are lots of things that would not have been problems in February, that now have potential to be problems.

For example, if your friend was upset, you might have given them a hug

a) Think of some things that are ‘new’ problems for us to deal with.


Now that you’ve thought of some problems, think about what some potential solutions to those problems might be. For example, my friend feels sad but I can’t hug them. So, I ask if there’s anything I can do to make them feel better, then smile and give them and ‘air hug’.

 b) Think of solutions to the new problems we face.



3) Interacting with others and playing games is now going to be different with others. Think about games you might be able to play whilst socially distancing (perhaps if family or friends come to play in your garden). You might want to adapt a current game or make up your own one.

Make a poster that advertising your game whilst also explaining the main rules.


4) Due to Covid-19, lots of elderly people are having to self-isolate. Some of the older generation might not have had any human contact with people for months.

To help in this struggle, Age UK have been delivering creams teas to elderly people to brighten up their day.

We've been asked to give a helping hand.



Make a card to include in the cream tea.

The front design can be of anything that might brighten up someone's day (flowers, beach etc.).

The message can include some question asking how they are doing and some generic information about yourself.

Remember, we won't include personal details as we are sending these to people we do not know. You can include your first name and that you go to Capel School, but no other personal information.

Tuesday 9th June 



Today I would like you to complete a dairy entry for your day today. You may want to reflect about how you are feeling about going back to school, what exciting things you have done today, what questions you might be asking yourself right now etc.



Create your own word search using some of the Year 6 word list. I have attached a grid that you can use and some suggested lists of words.



Continue with the maths from yesterday - can you find what's happened to the burgled bangers? 

If you have finished this, you might like to have a go at this interactive game: 


World Ocean Day

Some of you e-mailed me asking for a bit more time on this. Take your time to complete it today. If you have finished already, maybe you could complete some of your own research about the other problems facing our oceans. 



First – look at this website. Watch the video, read the text and then answer the quiz questions at the bottom.,shakes%20the%20land%3A%20an%20earthquake.


1) Draw a detailed and labeled diagram explaining what happens when an earthquake takes place. You may want you draw a labeled cross-sectional diagram, or you may want to draw a few diagrams that show the changes that cause an earthquake.


2) Complete the worksheet that asks you to design an earthquake proof building. Think carefully about how you might want to do this.

Monday 8th June

 Good morning Year 6. I hope you've had a good weekend. I'm really looking forward to seeing some of you later this week. 



There are a few different activities I would like you to do.



At school we will be reading ‘’Tom's Midnight Garden’ by Philippa Pearce.

If you will be continuing with home learning, you may want to read along with us. It is quite a popular book, so you may have a copy at home already. If you are a library member, you may be able to borrow an e-book version of the book. If you’re lucky, an adult at home may be able to order you your own copy of the book. There is an audiobook version available on YouTube here

I have uploaded a file that shows two front covers. Look closely at them and see if you can make any predictions about the book. You can draw lines to around the outside to show what clues there are. Some things to think about: who the main characters will be, where it’s set, when it’s set etc.

Once you’ve done this, look at the other document that has the blurb. Based on the extra information given in the blurb, can you make any other predictions? Reflect on how you are now feeling about the book.



Complete the word search with some of the Y6 words in them.



Lots of you will have spent a lot of time doing work on a computer. So, I’d like you to complete some handwriting practice. Complete some of the handwriting warm up activities, and then carefully copy out the practice. If you find handwriting tricky, I'd recommend you setting a period of time to work against rather than trying to do the whole thing. Take your time to do your best handwriting. 





For your maths today and tomorrow I’d like you to have a go at the The Summer Mystery of the Burgled Bangers Maths Game. 


World Ocean Day

 Today is World Ocean Day. It's a good time for us to reflect on what we know is a really big problem: looking after our oceans. 

Look through the powerpoint that I have uploaded, and complete the tasks that you are asked to do throughout. At the end you will be asked to design your own coastline. 

1) You should draw and label ideas about types of people, cities, industries, and other uses that could happen on their coastline.  

2) Refer to your original lists of Ocean Users and Ocean animals and create and label places on the drawing for each of the uses. The drawing should be fairly crowded, with overlapping uses. 

3) Think about ways that all the different users could share the coastline and where they would like to designate a marine protected area along the coastline. You could create rules and restrictions that protect ocean uses and resources and write those rules and restrictions in a different colour on the drawing.  


I have also uploaded a marine theme mindfulness colouring sheet and an interesting booklet with extra information that you may like to read. 




As lockdown is starting to ease, I would like you just to sit quietly for a few minutes and think about how you are feeling. You could write down a few questions you have as we enter this next phase. For children who are coming back to school, this may involve what that will look like. From those of you working from home, that may be around how restrictions are changing (for example, socialising with others).


Friday 5th June 

HINT FOR MATHS ACTIVITY: think very carefully about how often each square in the grid is used as a 'ten' in the number and how often each is used as a 'one'. Each square has a different job. 




Good morning Year 6. It is nearly the weekend now! 


Thank you to those of you who have sent your letters through to me. I have loved reading them and feeling more connected to my fantastic Year 6 class. Please see you work for today below: 



Hopefully by now you have finished writing your letter. Today you are going to edit and improve your letter (use a different coloured writing pen if you have one!).

Things that I would like you think about very carefully:


1) Have you written everything in the correct place? (i.e. address)

2) Can you add in any extra information into your letter? Can you expand further on some points?

2) Spellings – use a dictionary to help you.

3) Homophones (no/know etc.)

4) Have your written in paragraphs

5) Does your letter make sense – read your letter aloud to check for missing words, overly repeated phrases etc.

6) Capital letters

7) Punctuation – have you used a wide range of punctuation correctly?

8) Up level words – use thesauruses to use Year 6 appropriate words.


Remember, a good writer needs to be a good editor.


If you have extra time,  I would like you to complete the reading comprehension in the file. 

1 star = mild 

2 stars = spicy 

3 stars = hot 


If you'd like an extra challenge you could write your own questions based on the text. 




Please see the attached file. 


MILD – Can you find one way of finding 100?

SPICY – Can you find four different ways of finding 100?

HOT – How many different ways can you find to make 100?

RED HOT CHILLI CHALLENGE – Can you make any rules that need to be followed to total 100? 


If you find this problem tricky, don't worry. I will post a hint in the afternoon! 



Use the research that you completed yesterday to use powerpoint to make a quiz about the ring of fire. Try to set around ten questions. You could give people multiple choice answers or true or false questions.

Try the quiz out on a family member!



Make sure you keep practising the song Mrs Haffenden sent before the half term holiday. 

Thursday 4th June 

 Good morning Year 6. I've really enjoyed seeing the your work that's been sent through so far this week. Two of you have challenged me to try and complete your circuits that you did today. I'm going to try my best to do them this morning! 



Yesterday you made a start with your formal letter to me. I have enjoyed reading the start of ones that have been sent in so far. I've heard about the fun activities that people have been doing in their gardens and that some of you are missing Park Run (me too!). I've also been asked lots of good questions so far. I look forward to seeing the finished products at the end of the week! 

Today you are going to finish your letter. Remember to use the checklist! 


Maths  - Whiterose online maths: Week 5, Lesson 4

Remember, the worksheet is available to download from this page, not the Whiterose website. 




Look through the power point on the Ring of Fire.

Complete the following tasks:

1) Label the diagram.

2) Research and write about some or all of these areas:

- Find out more about the Richter scale

- Find out more about the discovery of the Challenger Deep

- Find out more about how earthquakes are predicted

- Find out the difference between a tremor and an earthquake


You might want to use some of these websites to help you:

Wednesday 3rd June

 Good morning Year 6 - half way through our first week of Term 6 already! 



Today you are going to be writing the first half of your letter. Remember to think very carefully about the type of language you are using and how you set your letter out. The letter should be fairly formal (you’re not writing a chatty letter to a friend or writing a diary entry for yourself). However, it doesn’t need to be super formal (you’re not applying for a job…remember you are writing to someone you know). Remember to use your plan from yesterday and look back to the example from Monday if you need some help.

I have attached a Success Criteria in the resources folder to help you.

You will start the letter today and continue it tomorrow.


Maths  - Whiterose online maths: Week 5, Lesson 3

Remember, the worksheet is available to download from this page, not the Whiterose website.  


If you'd like an extra challenge I have also uploaded some trickier questions.. 



Use the step-by-step guide in the resources folder to re-create your own drawing of a bird. Once you have your outline, you can add colour to it. Why not try out a few different ideas to add your own twist to them? You could draw some big and some small, add different shading, or use bright colours.


I'm sure lots of you have been following Joe Wicks and his fantastic online fitness classes. I want you to take inspiration from Joe Wicks to try and design your own circuit training! Pick around 10 (or more if you're feeling adventurous!) activities that you could do for around a minute each (put some breaks in too if you'd like). Think carefully about the order you do your activities; for example, will you be able to do a minute of star jumps after running on the spot for a minute? Why not test around your circuit training on some of your family? 

If it works well, think of ways to make it harder (for example, doing press ups with your feet on a step) If it's tricky, think of ways to make it easier (for example, doing press ups with your knees on the floor). 

Remember to write down your final ideas and send them in for me to try out! 


Take a few moments just to think quietly by yourself. What things are you grateful for most of all in your life right now? Think really carefully; try to think of just a few things (3-5) that you are really thankful for. 


Tuesday 2nd June

It was so lovely to hear from some of you yesterday - thank you for all of your lovely messages and sharing the great work you've been doing. Please see your work for today below: 



Yesterday we looked at what an example of what a good formal letter looks like. Today you are going to plan your letter to me.


I would like your letter to be four or five paragraphs long (you will write them across two days, so you have plenty of time).

Think carefully about what will go in each paragraph.

Below are some ideas for what you might what each paragraph to be about:

Paragraph 1: opening/asking questions 

Paragraph 2: important things that I missed whilst I was away from school

Paragraph 3: what you have been doing during Lockdown

Paragraph 4: what you have been doing over half term

Paragraph 5: how you are feeling about schools starting to open again/questions you might have about coming back to school

Paragraph 6: closing paragraph


These are just suggestions - feel free to write about your own ideas! 


I have attached a brainstorm template in the resources folder if you would like to use it.



Just a reminder to make sure you're reading for at least half an hour each day. Remember, this doesn't necessarily have to be a book; you could always try magazines, comics, e-books etc. if you are feeling a little bored of the books you have at home. I'm looking forward to hearing about the exciting stories that you have read! 


Maths  - Whiterose online maths: Week 5, Lesson 2.


If you'd like an extra challenge I have also uploaded some trickier questions. Remember to explain your answers when asked. 



In science you have been looking at the human body. Today you are going to look at the impact of exercise of the circulatory system.

Look at the graph in the resources.. It shows 3 children who have tracked their heartbeats on the playground.

Task: Write a paragraph for each explaining what each child could have been doing. Remember to add extra detail by referring to the graph (i.e. how much does the heart rate change and how quickly).


I will be in school again tomorrow, so will reply to any of your messages or e-mails as promptly as I can. 


Monday 1st June

Good Morning Year 6! It is Mr Duffin here. Welcome back to Term 6! It is really nice to be writing this message to you all. I look forward to seeing some of you next week. Please see your work for today below. Remember to message me on Dojo or e-mail me at if you have any questions. I am in school tomorrow but will do my best to get back to you as quickly as possible. 

Remember, this is just a recommendation. Do what you can. 



It’s been a long time since I’ve seen most of you; so now is our opportunity for a catch up! I can’t wait to hear about what you have been up to. This week you are going to be writing me a formal letter.Today you are going to be looking at an example of a formal letter. If you able to print out the letter I would like you to ‘box up’ each part of the letter and label the different parts. We have done this activity quite a few times in class. For example, you would need to box up the date and label it ‘Date of writing letter’. Also, think very carefully about where each part of the letter is on the page.

If you are unable to print the letter, please write your own success criteria based on what a good formal letter look like.

If you finish this task quickly, spend some extra time reading today. 


Maths Whiterose online learning: Week 5, Lesson 1.


If you want an extra challenge, I have put some extra questions in the resources folder too. Read the questions carefully, some of them are tricky. 




This week it is Child Safety week.

1) Go to the safety page on the First aid champions website.

Look at the photo and identify the dangers. Read the comments on each object and learn why it is dangerous. Go through the slides to answer the questions.

Remember that many of these objects should be used by an adult, or with the help of an adult. Keeping yourself safe is an important part of first aid. Avoiding accidents is step number one. Now look around your own home.

What dangers can you identify?

Reflect: How can you and your family work together to make things safer?


2) Look at the photo again. What kind of injuries could happen from these situations? Underneath the photo there is this activity: Now you’ve learned about the dangers in the kitchen, think about what first aid skills you might use to help someone who has:

- a burn

- bumped their head

- a cut that is bleeding a lot


Look at the first aid skills to explore what to do, or check what you have learned with the quizzes.

Reflect: Why is learning how to help important?


3) Think about some of the things in your home that might be dangerous. Imagine you are a safety inspector and it is your job to tell your family how they can stay safe. Draw a safety poster highlighting the dangers and the steps to take to avoid the dangers. 2


Mindfulness helps look after our mental health. Complete one of the attached mindfulness colouring sheets.


Friday 22nd May 2020                                                                                                                                                                                  What goes away as soon as you talk about it?

Good morning - or evening if you're being organised and reading this on Thursday! This is my last day of setting your work and being your main port of call; Mr Duffin will be back leading class 6 after half term. I know he's looking forward to it and catching up with you.  I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching you all and supporting you through this unprecedented time. You have all been amazing and I am very lucky to have been trusted to take care of you. I am still very much a part of class 6 and contactable in the usual ways. By now you will know that the school will be welcoming you back on 10th June, albeit in bubbles, so I will see you even though I may not be with your bubble.  If you're not coming back and would like to keep in touch, send me an email, I love hearing from you.


 Watch the video by poet Joseph Coelho.

 Have a go at writing a poem about your life.  It might be about your home, your family, your garden, an event or something else, it's up to you.  Make it a shape poem like the lift example if you wish.

These are his tips for writing poetry:-

Observe your surroundings - the weather, your street, people

Notice the senses, can you hear or smell anything?

Write down your ideas - you might not use them all, it takes one good one to get going

Listen to how people speak, the sounds around you that could be a starting point for a poem

Think about your own feelings and emotions

 Use figurative language to bring your writing to life.


Reflections and Translation is in the resources folder.  A reflection is a geometric transformation resulting in a mirror image. In a reflection, a shape is flipped over a mirror line or line of reflection to face the opposite direction.  Look at the example - the shape looks like it has flipped.

When reading and plotting co-ordinates, remember x before y.  Point A is at (-4, -1) B = (-3,4)  C=(-1, 1)

The reflected co-ordinates are:- D= (4,-1)   E=(3,4)    F=(1.1)


Your own well-being is of utmost importance so this activity will give you a chance to think about yourself.  Be Kind to Yourself is in the resources folder.  Complete it and keep it to reflect on.

That's it from me.  Have a wonderful half term.  I'll see some of you in a couple of weeks.

 Mrs Haffenden

Thursday 21st May 2020                                                                                                                                                                   I can fill a room, but I take up no space. What am I? 

Hello! Two more sleeps until the weekend. I hope you're managing to stay positive and are supporting each other and your family members. Hopefully, you have seen Mrs Farr's letter regarding the school's plans to re-open.  Please make sure you let me know by tomorrow, 12pm if you're planning to join us on 10th June.


Yesterday you watched Pigeon Impossible (I hope you enjoyed it!) and wrote either a persuasive argument or a discussion.  Watch the video again and then do one of the following activities: 

-  Create a comic strip or picture board of the story.

-  Describe in detail Walter's high-tech briefcase.

-  Write a character description - Walter or the pigeon

-  Write another mission for Walter that is spoilt by a different animal.

-  Write a news report on the events, include interviews from key witnesses.


Translating on a grid - Translation is a term used in geometry to describe a function that moves an object a certain distance - usually up or down, left or right.  The object is not changed; it is not rotated, reflected or re-sized. In a translation, every point of the object must be moved in the same direction and for the same distance.


In this example, each vertex (corner) of the quadrilateral has moved 9 right and 4 up.  The shape has not changed in size, it has simply moved.

Have a go at the Translation activity in the resources folder. 


In the resources folder you'll find My Journey So Far.  Think about the time you have spent at primary school and write along the road about the events and experiences that have helped to make you amazing. Try and include something from each year group if you can remember! Include special people.

Look out tomorrow for a very special video featuring the Capel staff. If you haven't spoken to a friend in a while try to do it today.

Have a good day,

Mrs Haffenden

Wednesday 20th May 2020                                                                                                                                                           What goes up and down the stairs without moving? 

Good morning.  We've almost made it to half term, hang on in there, we'll be there before you know it! 


Watch the video, Pigeon Impossible in which Secret Agent Walter Beckett has a problem he could not have foreseen. When a pigeon gets trapped inside his high-tech briefcase all kinds of mayhem ensue. It made me laugh. Using the video as a basis for your ideas either:-


  1. Write a persuasive argument giving reasons why the catastrophes that happened were not the pigeon's fault.

A persuasive text is any text where the main purpose is to present a point of view and seeks to persuade a reader to agree with your point of view using            evidence.


  1. Write a discussion- Should we feed the pigeons in the street? Use the events of the video to support your ideas.

Discussion is a text which presents a problem. This problem is discussed from different points of view. It presents pro (for) and contra (against) opinion on a certain issue. The purpose is to present different opinions on a particular issue: for and against/positive and negative/good and bad.


Today I would like you to have a look at the Mean in relation to data.   The Mean is the sum of the numbers in a data set divided by the total number of values in the data set. The mean is also known as the average. The mean can be used to get an overall idea or picture of the data set. Mean is best used for a data set with numbers that are close together.

Have a go at answering the questions about the Mean; they're in the resources folder.  Can you create your own data sets and calculate the Mean?


Have a look at the Volcano Top Trump Card game in the resources folder.  Choose one volcano to research.  Find out these things about it and write in paragraphs. Include its height and eruption cycle in your information.

 How old it is

Its exact location

The type of volcano

How long its last eruption lasted

The impact it has on its surroundings - climate, land use, humans

 When you've finished you could play the game.


If you're at a loose end:-

Times Table Rock Stars

Log your activity for Tokyo 2020

Acts of kindness

Practice 'The Power in Me'

Read a book

Chill out!

Have a fab day, Mrs Haffenden

Tuesday 19th May 2020                                                                                                                                                                                  What goes up but never comes back down? 

Happy Tuesday! Wow! Your Kadinski artwork was amazing.  Please send yours if you haven't done so already so that I can show them off on our web page.


Read chapter 7 to the end of the story. Then write as if you were Delta from the point in the story where she leaves the pack to find the boy.  Use this sentence as your opener: -

"Delta has gone back to the shelter," Alba croaks, too weary to lift her head, "to find the one that we've left behind."

 Include Delta's thoughts and feelings as she looks for him.  We know it's not a happy ending for Delta but you don’t need to go into too much detail.


In the resources folder you will find Circles 190520.  Here is some vocabulary you will need to know to be able to answer the questions. Make sure you understand the vocabulary before you tackle them.

Radius: The distance from the centre of the circle to its outer rim.

Diameter: A chord that passes through the centre of the circle

Circumference: The distance around the edge of a circle 

Centre: The point that is equally distant from every point on the circumference


Challenge: Draw circles that fit these descriptions: -

Tangent Circles: Two or more circles that intersect at one point.

Concentric Circles: Two or more circles that have the same centre, but different radii.

Congruent Circles: Two or more circles with the same radius, but different centres.



Up to 60% of the human adult body is water. Water has a number of essential functions to keep us going. Find out what these functions are and what they do in the human body.

How are you getting on with your Acts of Kindness?  Here's a lovely quote to remind you of why they are so important.

Enjoy the day, Mrs Haffenden

Monday 18th May 2020                                                                                                                                                                                                               What appears once in minute,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  twice in a moment but never in a thousand years?

Good morning and welcome to the last Monday before half term.  I completed my phone calls on Friday afternoon, I am very proud of each and every one of you for staying positive and making the most of the strange situation we are all in. Keep it up!


Read chapters 5 & 6 of The Pack of Pompeii.

Chapter 5

  1. Look at the sentence that begins 'The Mountain's fury. . . in paragraph 2. What type of figurative language is this?
  2. What are the great claw marks described in the passage?
  3. Define 'betrayed.'
  4. At the end of chapter 5 what is the new danger that awaits the characters?

Chapter 6

  1. Find and copy one word which means to 'gently push.'
  2. What does the word 'melee' mean?
  3. Why do you think the streets are less crowded?
  4. How do you think Livia felt when she saw Claudia and Alba?



Last week you created Pie Charts and then put data into a bar graph, a line graph and a tally.  Those of you that did The Mystery of the Cinema Suspects would have come across a clue to which the answer was Venn – as in Venn diagram.  A Venn diagram is a way to represent data that shows all possible logical relations between the different sets of information. A Venn diagram consists of multiple overlapping circles, each representing a set. Information that fits into both is placed where the circles overlap.  Any information that does not fit either circle is placed outside.

Create a Venn diagram to sort these numbers into two sets - Prime Numbers and Numbers greater than 30.

13   2   5   28   31   53   47   89   15   11   17    37   49   63   61

Think of your own data sets and put them into a Venn diagram.

If you’d like a meaty challenge go to


Art  - Wassily Kadinski

Read the fact sheet about Wassily Kadinski. He created abstract artwork using shape, colour and texture.  Look at the examples below, create your own Kadinski inspired piece.  Take your time and be creative with shape and colour.  If you have water-colour paints use them, otherwise wax crayon, pastels or pencils will be fine.

Have a good day,

Mrs Haffenden

Friday 15th May 2020                                                                             What type of house weighs the least?

 Happy Friday! It looks like it's going to be another lovely weekend. I really enjoyed chatting to some of you yesterday, you all sounded happy and positive. I'll be making more calls today so listen out for the phone ringing.


Read chapters 3 & 4 of The Pack of Pompeii. Please don't read any further.

Write a summary of the story so far.  Include:

  • the setting,
  • the main characters
  • characters feelings and actions
  • the theme of the story

Then predict what you think will happen next.  Support your thinking with evidence from the text.



A fun activity today; use a range of Maths skills to solve the Mystery of the Cinema Suspects.  There is quite a lot to print for this activity so if you can't print have a go at these instead. Click on the images to enlarge them.


Do some exercise and carry on with your Time Capsule and Acts of Kindness

Have a fab weekend,

Mrs Haffenden

Thursday 14th May 2020                I am a 6 letter word. Letters 6-5-2 spell out a drink. Letters 4-5-2-3 spell out a fruit. Letters 1-2-6 spell out a pet. Letters 3-2-6 

                                                                spell out a pest, which often gets eaten by 1-2-6. What am I?

 Good morning, we're nearly at the end of another week. You're all doing an amazing job in difficult circumstances so keep it up.  It's been great to see some of the other things you've been doing to keep yourselves busy; Harry made a tent with his brothers and slept in it, Will H made a Camera Obscura that actually works and Tia has been creating artwork to send to relatives that she can't see at the moment.


In the resources folder you will find an e-book called The Pack of Pompeii (there is a PDF version there too in case it doesn't work!) Hopefully, you found out that Pompeii is an ancient city located near Naples in Italy that was buried under pumice and ash in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD79.

 Read Chapter 1 & 2 today.  Read questions 1-4 before you read then look out for the answers as you read. 

  1. What animals are said to be acting strangely?
  2. What is meant by 'two legs?'
  3. Why did the dogs stare at the ground?
  4. What does Livia decide at the end of chapter 2?

 Answer 5- 10 in writing: (look back at the text)

  1. Why does Claudia limp?
  2. What is indicated by Claudia's ears being flattened against her head?
  3. What is suggested by the actions of the horses at the end of chapter 1?
  4. In the third paragraph of chapter 2, what is suggested by the words violent urgency?
  5. Find an example of personification in chapter 2, fourth paragraph.
  6. What do you learn about Livia's character in chapter 2? Support your answers with evidence from the text.


Data can be presented in a variety of ways. Using the data that you gathered (made up!) for your pie chart yesterday, present it in the following ways:


                                                                                                     Bar Chart                       Line Graph                     Tally

Remember to label them and give each one a title, use colour.

Which do you think is the most effective to show your results, why? Does it depend on the audience? 


Daily Acts of Kindness is in the resources folder - you can do one or more of these today and then tick off others as you achieve them. How do you feel when you are kind to others? How does it feel when others are kind to you?


Have fun, Mrs Haffenden

Wednesday 13th May 2020                                                                                                                                           What can travel around the world while staying in a corner?

Good morning.  I have received a few key worker posters but would like some more so that the web page post doesn't look too sparse!  Please send them to me on Dojo or email, thanks.


Tenses - use the table to help you put verbs into different tenses.  Write a sentence (like in the examples) to show how the verb is used in the different tenses. Ensure your punctuation is correct.

Choose from these or think of your own: - Cook, Read, Sing, Laugh, Walk.


Create you own Pie Chart with information about different types of films. Here are the film types: Comedy, Crime, Sci- Fi, Thriller, Animation and Romance.  Survey 30, 60 or 100 people to find out what their favourite is (make this up, I know it will be too tricky to actually do it.) Then put the information into a pie chart.  Create your own questions - at least 5 - e.g. how many people in total prefer animation?  What percentage like Drama? Then answer them.


Watch the PowerPoint about Volcanoes, take notes if you can. Open the Parts of a Volcano sheet - you don't need to print it. Copy the image and label it. Then write down some interesting facts from the PowerPoint.  In English tomorrow we will be starting to use a story about the famous city of Pompeii.  Find out what happened there.

If you haven't been on Times Tables Rock Stars recently, have a go today.  It's important to keep those multiplying facts fresh as they are used in a lot of the Maths you do.  That's it for today.


Mrs Haffenden

Tuesday 12th May 2020                                                                                                                                    If I have one, I don’t share it. If I share it, I don’t have one. What is it?

Apparently May 12th is Limerick Day when we celebrate one of the most child-friendly forms of poetry ever. The Limerick was popularised by Edward Lear in his first "Book of Nonsense" in 1846. Many of these types of poems are comical, or in Lear's case, they were considered "nonsensical literature." If you fancy having a go at writing one for fun, follow the link and read the tips.

Here's my attempt - you can do better! 

There once was a great year six,

Who were stuck in a bit of a fix.

They had to stay home

And learn all alone,

But were desperate to get out and mix!


How did you get on with SPaG bingo? Today you could write a letter to your future self about the situation you are in at the moment to put with your time capsule pieces that you started working on last week. Use the checklist to ensure that you include all the elements that make a letter informal. Write in a 'chatty' style. Write in detail and make a neat copy for your capsule.


Yesterday you had a go at using Pie Charts to answer questions about quantities.  If you still need practice, choose another from the same resource. See if you can work out what fraction of the pie chart is represented by the different amounts.  If you're feeling confident, have a go at the Pie Chart Challenge.  Both are in the resources folder. 


You now know that the heart pumps blood around the body to deliver oxygen and essential nutrients to the body cells and remove waste. Did you know that blood is made up of different components? Do some research to find out about the job that each component does.  Here's an illustration to help you get started.

I hope you had a go at Power in Me, the song we're all learning.  

Have a good day, Mrs Haffenden

Monday 11th May 2020                                                                                                                                                                                     What is harder to catch the faster you run?

 Good morning class 6.  I hope you managed to have some down time and make the most of the good weather we've had this weekend. Here's a big shout out to Maddie for solving the riddle everyday.  She even sent me one when I didn't put one up! 


I'm aware that you have done a lot of writing recently so today I would like you to read your reading book and play SPaG bingo!  The grid is in the resources folder. As you read, look for the SPaG features and cross them off!  Let me know how you get on.


You are going to look at Pie Charts.  A Pie Chart presents information visually.  It's a circular diagram that shows data as 'slices' - or sectors of a circle like this. The circle represents the 'whole.' The bigger the 'slice' the more data it represents.


The sectors can represent a quantity, fraction or percentage of the whole or degrees (of a circle) of the whole. 

Have a go at Children's Favourite Animal (Mild) or Children's Favourite Season (Spicy) - in the Resources Folder.


Extension - calculate the numbers as fractions, percentages and degrees of the circle.



Make a poster to say thank you to all our key workers.  Make sure it's colourful and all spellings are correct.  I'd like to put them on the website. 


Hopefully you saw Mrs Farr's newsletter and the link to the song we're all going to learn so that we can sing together when we return to school.  Here's the link so give it go today.


Have a good day.


Mrs Haffenden

Thursday 7th May 2020                                                                                                                                                                        Which letter of the alphabet has the most water?

Hello! It's a very special long weekend so have tomorrow off! I hope you are all coping with the situation we are all in and making the most of the time with your family.  I made a video yesterday and put it in Class Story on Dojo, check it out if you haven't already.



If you only planned yesterday, write your piece today.  Watch the video again to refresh your memory.

If you have finished writing, make sure you read it back today and edit carefully.

 If you have done everything, have a go at the SPaG Hunt that is in the resources folder.

Maths Week 2 Lesson 5 today - Calculate Angles.


Extra Challenge: The formula for calculating the interior angles of a shape is (S-2) x 180 (number of sides - 2 multiplied by 180)

For example - Equilateral triangle = (3-2) x 180 = 1 x 180 = 180◦

                       The sum of the interior angles = 180◦

                       180 ÷ 3 = 60◦

 (The degrees symbol - ◦ is higher up - I can't do it on my laptop!)

 Use the formula to calculate the sum of the interior angles of these regular polygons and the size of each angle within the shape.


Tomorrow marks the 75th anniversary of VE day. Watch the PowerPoint, (in the resources folder) it will remind you about VE day and why we celebrate it. I have put some different activities in the resources folder for you to choose what you would like to do. They are numbered 1 - 10 so are on the first pages in the folder. Do at least two of them but feel free to do more or all of them if you wish.

PE - An exciting challenge!

The Tokyo 2020 Games may not be happening this year but you can still get active, stay connected and win prizes with Travel to Tokyo, Team GB and Paralympics GB’s official, free programme for children aged 5-11 and their families.


Your school team is waiting for you to join in the fun. Get active and beat your goals together.


Here’s how to log your physical activity:


  1. Visit
  2. Click on families
  3. Click on Find School > Enter our School Post code - TN12 6RP and Capel Primary will appear on a drop down menu > Click Submit
  4. Scroll down slightly and click on Log Activity
  5. Select your Class Team from the drop down and input your daily activity below using the questions in the green boxes. Remember Teams that get active will be entered into weekly prize draws.
  6. Click on Submit at the bottom of the page to submit your daily activity! It’s that simple!


N.B: There is an opportunity to sign up for the weekly newsletter at the bottom of the page. You do not need to input this information.


Let me know if you have any questions about this challenge!


On Mrs Farr's newsletter you will find a link to a song that we are all going to learn.  Have a go over the weekend; I think you'll like it. Have a fab weekend, see you back here on Monday.


Mrs Haffenden


Wednesday 6th May 2020                                                                                                                                                                         What instrument can you hear but never see?

 Good morning, two more days until the bank holiday weekend! It was lovely to hear from a few more of you yesterday. I hope you're managing to stay in touch with each other. 


By now, you will have watched the whole video and know what happens.   Today, you are going to write as if you are the boy. Use his emotions through the story to help the reader understand his feelings and show whether he comprehends what is happening. You might like to create a detailed plan today and write tomorrow. Remember to 'show' rather than 'tell.' Refer back to the editing checklist that you used last week to ensure that you're applying all your year 6 writing skills.


Click on the link, scroll down and click on WEEK 2, then either Lesson 3 - Measure with a Protractor or if you don't have a protractor Lesson 4 - Introduce Angles.

Can you let me know how you're getting on with the video lessons and the activities?


The Circulatory system comprises the heart, blood and blood vessels- arteries, veins and capillaries.   Click on the link and read the information.


Answer these questions:

What is the circulatory system responsible for?

What does the heart do?

How many chambers are in the heart?

How many times, on average, does the heart beat during your lifetime?

What does blood carry around the body?

Explain what happens to your heart when you exercise. - Prove it! How did you prove it?

True or False? -  The heart never rests.


Look at the gallery - copy the picture of the heart and label it. Why is part of the picture red and part blue?


Carry on with your Time Capsule tasks. Have you done a good deed or an act or kindness recently?  Let me know what you've done and how it made you feel.


Have a good day,

Mrs Haffenden

Tuesday 5th May 2020                                                                                                                                                                                                      What has teeth but cannot chew?

Happy Tuesday everybody! How are you all? I haven't heard from many of you in a while so please do get in touch just to say 'hi' so that I know you're okay.


Yesterday you watched the first part of the Titanium video and wrote about it using 'show' not 'tell'.  Today, I'd like you to watch the whole video.  This time, focus on the main character, the boy.  Watch him carefully - how is he presented at the start, how does this change and compare with how he is at the end?  For example: At the beginning, the boy appears to be confused.  I know this because. . .

Talk about his appearance, his facial expressions, the way he moves, his actions etc.

 Use the Compare and Contrast Toolkit to help you organise your ideas.


Click on the link, scroll down and click on WEEK 2, then Lesson 2 - Ratio and Proportion.

Extra challenge: Create your own word problems involving ratio then challenge someone in your family to solve them.


I'd like you to do some research into mountains.  Find out about the different types of mountains and how they are formed.  Include illustrations, don't forget to label them.                 

      Mountain types;







Here is a link for tips re home learning and technology, and staying safe online for you to have a look at: 

Carry on with your time  capsule work, read, exercise, and be kind.

That's it for today, have a good one. 

Mrs Haffenden

Monday 4th May 2020                                                                                                                                                                                                      What has words but never speaks? 

Good morning.  Here we are again for another day of home learning.  I have been really impressed with the effort you have made with the tasks I have set. If you haven't yet sent me any examples of your work, please do.  You don’t have to send everything, but if you have something you would like to share or would like some feedback on, do send it on Dojo or email.


Click on the link for the video of Titanium by David Guetta featuring Sia.  Only watch up to 1:03 - It's important that you stop there; you will watch the rest tomorrow.  As you watch, note the setting, look closely at the main character.  What has happened and why? You will probably need to watch more than once. 

Using the SHOW NOT TELL technique, write a description of what you have watched.

If I were to 'tell' I might start with: The room was a mess, the boy got up and looked around. - This is not very interesting - my reader won't want to read on. However, if I 'show' it might start like this: The boy's hands slipped slowly from his head to the floor. As he uncoiled his body he surveyed the destruction that surrounded him.  Much more interesting and hopefully my reader will want to know more. Feel free to use this opener to get you started - but I know you can do better!



Click on the link, scroll down and click on WEEK 2, then Lesson 1 - Calculating Scale Factors. Watch the video and complete the activity.  You can check your answers too and make any corrections. 

If you want to practice all your maths skills, you will find Arithmetic and Reasoning 3 with today's date in the resources folder. Do a few questions so that you spread them out across the week. 

(Future) History

In the future, you and your family will look back on this period of time and share your memories.  It won't last forever and will be seen as a major event in world history. In the resources folder you will find Time Capsule Activity Book.  This week, work your way through the activities and keep them. There will be other activities to add next week.


Keep in touch, Mrs Haffenden


Friday 1st May 2020

It’s Friday, it's the first of the month and that can mean only one thing. . .  it’s a new Gary! I’ll be honest, it’s not my favourite picture of him – too much beard - but it’s good to have a change! You've worked hard this week so nothing too taxing today.  


Create a word search or crossword with these commonly misspelled words or choose some of your own that you need to practice. Make sure you use the words that are spelt correctly! Can you use each one in a sentence or short paragraph to show that you know the meanings?


Keep working through the lessons on Ratio.  If you’ve finished, here’s an activity for you to apply your knowledge. Don't forget there are plenty of websites you can visit if you'd like to do more. If you haven't practiced your times tables recently, do some today.


Here’s a rainbow heart that we made in school yesterday using paint and cotton buds.  If you look closely you’ll see that the solid colour is made of dots.  This is called Pointillism.  The technique was developed by Georges Seurat and Paul Signac in 1886.

You’ll find a blank heart in the resources folder.  Have a go at creating your own Pointillism rainbow heart. You could use paint, pencil, felt pen, chalk or wax crayons. Remember to build up the colour with dots. Cut it out and put it in a window.

Well done for everything you have achieved this week.  Keep smiling, have a relaxing and enjoyable weekend.

 Mrs Haffenden

Thursday 30th April 2020                                                                                                                                                                        You can serve me but can't eat me. What am I?

Good morning. I hope you are keeping well. Please know that you are all doing a great job in a difficult situation.  If you're struggling, please get in touch;  I'm here to help.  I can see that you found the editing process useful to improve your writing.  I have really enjoyed reading the stories I have seen so far. You have used the story openers creatively and shown off your writing skills brilliantly.  Keep up the hard work. I'm in school again today so please be patient if I don't respond to your messages straight away.


If you are still writing or have to edit your narrative, carry on with that today.

Look at the information about homophone, homographs and homonyms.

Create a table for each one with examples of how they are used.  Here are a few to get you started:





It’s their turn to tidy up.

I told them they’re tidying.

Tidy up over there.




Let’s go to the pool.

You can come too.

The two of us will go.




The park is close.

The council have to close the park.



I think I’ll read a book.

I’ve already read that one




The decision was fair.

I decided not to go to the fair.



I need a new suit.

That really suits you.



Click on the link to access White Rose home learning.  Click on Week 1 and watch the Lesson 1Using Ratio Language video.  Then complete the activity.  Feel free to print out the resources but you don’t have to.  Today and tomorrow, work your way through the week 1 videos and activities.


So far you have looked at the layers of the Earth and completed a Transcript of the Earth reading activity.  Today I would like you to read through the Tectonic Plates PowerPoint. This will show you how the continents were formed. Take notes and write a summary. Then complete the Continents activity. 


I now put the date after the name of the resources so that you can find them easily in the folder.


Here’s a reminder of some other sites that you can access.

Additional optional Literacy resources -

Additional optional Maths resources -

Maths with Carol Vorderman -

BBC Bitesize are now releasing daily lessons that you might be interested in -

 'Oxford Owl' -gives you access to free books

Twinkl resources for all areas can be found using the password UKtwinklhelps

'Real PE' - The login details for which I have sent to you in a message via Dojo

Joe Wicks PE lessons

Cooking with Jamie Oliver

Newsround - keeping up to date with global news


Have a good day, Mrs Haffenden

Wednesday 29th April 2020                                                                                                                                                                                   Why did class 6 eat their homework?

Hello! I am in school today so might not respond to your messages as quickly as I have been.  I will get back to you as soon as I can. Don't forget to let me know your size and colour choice for the leaver's hoodie.


 If you have finished writing your story I would like you to do your edit.  It's important to revisit what you have written to ensure that you correct mistakes and improve. Use the list below and work through your writing a paragraph at a time.  If you haven't finished yet don't worry; do your edit when you're ready.

 Editing checklist

Sense - sentences make sense

Tense - is consistent

Paragraphs - written in paragraphs that link, ideas flow

Sentences - complex - main and subordinate or relative clause, simple, compound, short

Punctuation -    .   ,   ;   :   '   "  "  !  ?  . . .

Story builds and resolves

Character/s - described - show not tell, their thinking, actions and dialogue

Setting - clear description, imagery, senses

Capital letters - proper nouns, places, months of the year, days of the week, 'I'


Dialogue - new speaker new line, correct punctuation

Apostrophes - used correctly to show possession/contraction


Over the last few days you have revisited fractions using the four operations.  You are now ready for a challenge! In the resources folder you will find 'Fractions Challenge 290420.' Apply all your skills to the task of renovating an empty room to become a year 6 common room.

 Or if you'd rather practice your arithmetic skills you could have a go at the ArithmeticPaper290420, also in the resources folder.


We are all spending more time online at the moment and it's important to stay safe.  Here's a reminder.


Solve the internet safety crossword.  It's in the resources folder.  You might like to create a poster to put up at home to remind you about the importance of using the internet safely.

Mrs Haffenden

Tuesday 28th April 2020                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Why are fish so smart?

Good morning.  I hope you are all okay and managing to occupy your time at home.  I'd really like to know what you're doing to keep busy so drop me an email and include photographs.  I'd like to share your additional home learning achievements on our class page.


By now you should have chosen a story opener and created a plan.  Today you are going to start writing your story.  When writing, see if you can get these elements in to show off all your year 6 writing skills.

  • Adverbials for cohesion within and to link paragraphs - see Cohesion mat in resources
  • Figurative language - metaphors, similes, personification, alliteration, hyperbole, repetition
  • Discerning vocabulary choices
  • Description that creates imagery - use the senses
  • A range of sentence types including main clauses, subordinate clauses, relative clauses, short sentences for effect
  • Modal verbs
  • Dialogue - punctuated correctly

Take your time and remember to stop and read out loud regularly. Tomorrow you will do a thorough edit.


Dividing fractions; not as tricky as it might sound if you remember - Keep me, change me, turn me upside down.

Give these a go.


We all know that some foods taste better than others but what gives us the ability to experience all these unique flavours?

Try this:

You will need:

  •  A piece of peeled potato
  • A  piece of peeled apple (same shape as the potato so you can't tell the difference)

(Ask someone to prepare these for you and to do step 1 of the method.)


  1. Close your eyes and mix up the piece of potato and the piece of apple so you don't know which is which.
  2. Hold your nose and eat each piece, can you tell the difference?


Read the next part AFTER you have done the experiment!

The science

Your sense of taste can recognize salty, sweet, bitter and sour but when combined with your sense of smell you can recognise many other individual 'tastes'. Take away your smell (and sight) and you limit your brains ability to tell the difference between certain foods.

 Compare other foods. Can you relate this to when you have a cold?

 Have a fab day, keep in touch.

Mrs Haffenden

Congratulations Mrs Farr! One whole year as our amazing Head teacher. Thank you for everything you do for our school.

In these unusual times there are still things to be thankful for.  Take a look at our acrostic poems.

Just look at how creative year 6 are.  These amazing pieces of artwork were inspired by a piece called Plastic Matters by Jill Townsley.

READ ALL ABOUT IT!  Class 6 have written newspaper reports.  They choose their own topic.  Captain Tom was a popular choice!

Home learning's not just about Maths and English;Year 6 have created their own home school badges, sketched and painted flowers and made cakes after choosing a favourite recipe to answer questions involving mass.

We have been focusing our History around The Maya this term - learning about their lifestyle, farming methods, religion, diet and the structure of their society. We are now going to explore their region in more geographical detail . We will think about landscape, land use and elements of map making too. 

This term Year 6 are learning to cook! They have already had two sessions with Cooking Pioneers, learning to prepare and make French Toast and creating a Vegetable and Bean Chilli. During the sessions, they are developing their knowledge of kitchen safety, including safe cutting skills. They are exploring healthy eating options and considering the nutritional value of foods too.

For their final week they made American Pancakes. They were delicious and creative! Thank You to Cooking Pioneers for teaching us how to cook and what to cook to stay healthy.


Year 6 have had a busy start to the year! They have been engrossed with Goodnight Mr Tom in guided reading and have produced some fantastic writing based on War Horse in English. In maths they have really embedded their understanding of place value and the four operations and have used the bar model to help them show their understanding. In science they have been learning all about evolution and inheritance, whilst in history they have studied World War II

Some of the Year 6 children were lucky enough to attend a STEM day at Kent College where they were involved in workshops with Microsoft, Amazon and Lego. What a fantastic opportunity! 

We enjoyed sharing stories with Reception class. 

We enjoyed sharing the donations  from school with local residents in the village. The warm smiles on their faces made our day! 

Year 6 opened Capel Cafe to earn money towards their residential in June.  They made tasty treats to sell, created posters to advertise the event and served drinks.  They showed fantastic organisational and team work skills.

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