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Home Learning

Friday 22nd May 2020

Happy Friday!
That's another week of home learning completed! You're all doing brilliantly and we're so proud of you smiley

Today, have a look at the two PowerPoints for your Maths and English work.

Maths PowerPoint

English PowerPoint

Remember, TQEA are going to be emailing parents today with some transition information, so keep an eye out for that. 

As next week is half term week, we won't be setting any home learning work. However, we'd like to hold a Year 6 photography competition! Your task is to take a photograph with the theme of 'nature' - you could take a photo of some wildlife on your daily walk, or of something in your back garden. Email your entries (only one per person) to Miss Burrows! 

Have fun and stay safe,
Mr Hall & Miss Burrows 

Thursday 21st May 2020

Hello Year 6,

Please have a look at today's English PowerPoint below for today's reading and activity.
English PowerPoint

Also, follow this link and choose two Maths activities to complete. 

If you are due to start at TQEA in September, they have informed us that you will be receiving some transition infromation tomorrow. They will be sending it to your parent's email address, so keep an eye out! 

Have a great day! 

Wednesday 20th May 2020

Good morning smiley

As we have now finished your Maths book, we've got a different activity for you to complete today. Have a look at the PowerPoint below and see if you can solve the Maths themed escape room! 

Here is your English PowerPoint


Also, have a go at the 'Birthdays Around the World' activity. Make a PowerPoint, poster or write an information report detailing how birthdays are celebrated in the following countries: China, England, Spain, Italy and Mexico. Which country would you like to celebrate their birthday based on your findings? Why? 

Enjoy the lovely weather! 

Tuesday 19th May 2020

Hello Year 6! I think it's supposed to be quite warm today and tomorrow, so make sure you get outside to enjoy the sun! 

Please complete the last few questions on your Maths practice test and have a look at the English PowerPoint

English PowerPoint

Also, have a go at the 'What's the same and what is different?' activity from the home learning document. Choose a festival or celebration and research how different countries around the world celebrate this event.

Monday 18th May 2020

Good morning everyone! I hope you all managed to have a fun weekend. 

Ella has certainly been busy - she's baked a cake, toasted marshmallows and managed to get some fantastic pictures of the moon, take a look!

Today, please complete questions 9-16 of the practice Maths test that you started on Friday and have a look at the English PowerPoint
English PowerPoint

Here is this week's home learning grid, all about celebrations!
Home Learning

Finally, TT Rockstars are looking to set a Guiness World Record: the highest score achieved on ‘Times Tables Rock Stars in one minute! To make an Official Attempt, players need to record a video of themselves achieving their highest score in the Studio and send the video to by 23:59 UK time on 4th June 2020.  
If you think you're speedy enough, give it a go! 

Have a great day! 


Friday 15th May 2020

Good morning! We've now completed 8 weeks of home learning - isn't that crazy?! You're all doing so well (even though I know lots of you are incredibly bored!)

Today, please completed the first 8 questions of the practice test, which starts on page 90 of your Maths book. Then, have a look at the PowerPoint for the English activity.
English PowerPoint

Thank you to everyone who has sent the work that they have completed on the environment - it's all looking great!
Have a great weekend. 

Thursday 14th May 2020

Happy Thursday!

Please complete pages 87, 88 & 89 of your Maths book and complete the reading/activity in the English PowerPoint below
English PowerPoint

Today, please also have a go at the 'Proctecting Our Oceans' activity from the home learning document. Find out what makes the best environment for marine life to flourish and use these links to learn all about the Great Barrier Reef.


Wednesday 13th May 2020

Good morning Year 6. 

Please complete pages 84, 85 & 86 of you Maths book and complete the reading and activitiy in the English PowerPoint below
English PowerPoint

Also, have a go at the 'Endagered Species' activity from the home learning document - choose an animal from one region and describe how it has evolved to suit its habitat. Then, consider how your chosen animal may need to adapt due to the current environment and human threats it faces. Create an informative leaflet about the threat the animal faces and what humans can do to minimise these threats.

Have a great day! 

Tuesday 12th May 2020

Good morning everyone!
Today, please complete pages 82 & 83 of your Maths book.
For English, please see the PowerPoint below.
English PowerPoint

This week's home learning is based around the envrionment. Have a look at the document below to see the activities. As usual, aim to complete at least one of them a day.

Home Learning

I've loved receiving photos showing what you've all been up to. 

Evie-Mae has certainly been busy - she had a VE day tea party, has been practising origami and has even launched a rocket! Have a look at the PowerPoint below to see the pictures of her creating the rocket. 
Evie-Mae's Hydro Bottle Rocket

Chris has also been busy, look at all of this delicious food he has made!

Also, check out this amazing cake that Hatty baked for VE day!

Have a great day! 

Monday 11th May 2020

So today would have been the start of our SATs week – it’s come around quick hasn’t it?! Here’s a little poem we’d like to share with you…

As SATs week arrives it is not quite the same,
The tests that were printed this year never came,
The classroom stands empty, displays still on the wall,
But it doesn’t feel the same, not without you all.

For some of you, happiness, lots of relief.
For others, a sigh of pure disbelief,
That you worked incredibly hard in preparation for this week,
Expected and Greater Depth marks you did seek.

Algebra, fractions and times tables drills,
Inference, retrieval and in-depth reading skills,
The grammar and spelling almost had us in tears,
But you practised and mastered them over the years.

Don’t worry that the SATs won’t happen this term,
They are not a true measure of what you actually learn,
Laughing and joking, Science and Art,
Your friends and lunchtimes are what’s most of your heart.
We know your true talents and we hold them all dear,
Because you have been our family, all of this year.

So, here at Outwoods Primary, you’ve made us so proud,
We sit here with pride and shout this out loud…
“Year 6 you amaze us, you’ve come incredibly far,
we don’t need a test to see how you marvellous you are!”


As we have filled your workbook, we will be doing English a little differently from now on: we will be continuing our work on Treason (the book we didn’t finish before school closed)!
I have attached a PowerPoint for you to look at – it has a few pages of reading and an activity that you need to complete. If you have any questions, please just email one of us.

English PowerPoint

For maths, please complete pages 80 & 81

There will be a new topic grid for this week, which will be uploaded tomorrow morning. 

Stay safe,
Miss Burrows & Mr Hall

Friday 8th May 2020


 Happy Friday!
Today is a very special day as it is the 75th Anniversay of WWII ending in Europe. VE Day - or 'Victory in Europe Day' - marks the day when fighting against Nazi Germany in Europe came to an end.  Tuesday 8 May1945, was an emotional day that millions of people had been waiting for. Many people were extremely happy that the fighting had stopped and there were big celebrations and street parties.

As today is a bank holiday,I'm giving you all the day off (I can almost hear the cheering from here!). Spend today having fun with your family - play games, have a garden picnic, and just enjoy being together. 

Have a lovely weekend & remember to stay safe. 

Thursday 7th May 2020

Good morning Year 6!
Today, please complete the following:

English - questions 16-22 on the practice test If you have pages missing at the back, just complete the remaining questions you have in your English book
Maths - 78 & 79 

Thank you to those who have been in touch to tell me about the home learning that they have done so far this week. George has made a Spitfire and Leo baked some delicious looking scones for VE Day - take a look!

I hope you all have a lovely day! 


Wednesday 6th May 2020

Hello everyone! 

Today, please complete the following:

English - questions 8-15 on the practice test (follow on from yesterday)
Maths - 74, 75, 76 & 77

I'm going to be spending my morning making some Union Jack bunting ready for our 'stay at home street party' on Friday for the VE day celebrations. Perhaps you could do the same! Read this article on Newsround and look closely at the photographs - how did people celebrate in 1945? 

Have a great day! 

Tuesday 5th May 2020

Good morning! 

Today, please complete the following:
English - questions 1-7 on the practice test that starts on Page 70
Maths - pages 71, 72 & 73 

Today, have a go at the timeline activity on the home learning grid. Use the links given to help you with your research! Remember to also think about how you're going to present your timeline - could you do it on a PowerPoint? Could you draw it across one large piece of paper? Send me a photo of once you've finished! 

Monday 4th May 2020

Good morning everyone! I hope you all managed to have a great weekend. Like usual, we walked Tilly along the canal for our daily exercise - however, she got very excited about a moving object in the field opposite, lost her footing and fell straight into the canal - I don't think I have ever laughed so much! She was soggy and feeling very sorry for herself!


Thankfully, the weather is supposed to improve again this week so that's something to look forward to! 

Today, please complete these pages:
English - 68 & 69 (Stretch: 57, 58)
Maths - 68, 69 & 70

This week, the home learning activities are based around VE Day - I'm looking forward to seeing what you all produce! 

Home Learning  (to access the links in the document, hold down the 'ctrl' key whilst clicking the link) 

Have a lovely day. May the 4th be with you 


Friday 1st May 2020

Happy Friday! Can you believe we have reached May already?!
Today, please complete these pages:
English - 65, 66 & 67
Maths - 66 & 67

Here's a fun friday quiz for you, can you name all of these chocolate bars? 


What would your perfect chocolate bar look like? Today, have a go at designing your perfect chocolate bar and then create an advert which convinces people to buy it. I look forward to seeing your amazing creations!

Have a great weekend. 

Thursday 30th April 2020

Good morning Year 6! 

It looks like we're in for yet another day of miserable rain! To me, that's the perfect excuse for a day of board games and an indoor picnic! What have been your favourite indoor activities that you and your family have done? 

Today, please complete these pages:
English - 63 & 64
Maths - 63, 64, 65

If you haven't done so already, why don't you have a go at the Life of Darwin activitiy today. We have researched him before (when we did evolution and inheritance!), but you could find out about his work on the Galapagos Islands. 
Have a lovely day. 


Wednesday 29th April 2020

Happy Wednesday! 

Here are the pages we'd like you to complete today: 
English - 59, 60, 61 & 62 ( Stretch: 60, 61 & 62)
Maths - 60, 61 & 62

Below, I have attached a link that contains some science experiments! They are all fairly easy experiments that you should have the resources  and materials for at home (make sure you ask an adult first though!). Let me know if you and your family try any!
Science Experiments

Have a great day. 

Tuesday 28th April 2020

Good morning! I hope you're all safe and well.

Here are today's page numbers: 
English - 55, 56 & 57 (Stretch: 55, 56 & 59) 
Maths - 57, 58, 59

I was sent some great work yesterday, take a look! Mason made a great animal print picture and Lexi has researched all about life-cyles.


George made a fantastic PowerPoint presentation all about cuttlefish - have a look at it!
Cuttlefish Presentation


Monday 27th April 2020

Good morning everyone,
I hope you all had a great weekend. Mine was filled with BBQs, picnics in the garden and long walks along the canal! 


Today, please complete the following pages:
English - 29, 30 & 54
Maths - 53, 54, 55 & 56

I have also attached the home learning activies for this week. You should be completing at least one of these each day. Thank you to those children who sent me pictures of the work you completed from last week's project! This week's activities are all based around animals and their environments. The task about the Darwin & The Galapagos islands looks particularly interesting!

Home Learning

Friday 24th April 2020

Happy Friday everyone!
Today, please complete the following pages:

English -50, 51 & 53 (Stretch - 50, 51 & 52)

Maths - 50, 51 & 52

Remember you should also be completing the activities that are on the Home Learning document that I posted on Monday - I've been sent pictures of some brilliant work, please keep them coming!

Another little puzzle this morning - can you find six hidden words in this picture?


Have a lovely weekend, and remember to stay safe smiley

Thursday 23rd April 2020

Hello Year 6!
Today, please complete the following pages:

English - 38, 39, 40 & 41
Maths - 46, 47, 48 & 49
The Maths work is getting quite tricky now! Remember to just do your best and complete what you can. If you need to email either of us to ask for help, please do so.

Have a lovely day! 

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Good morning everyone,

Today we'd like you to complete the following pages:
English - 20, 21, 27 & 28
Maths - 42, 43, 44 & 45

Yesterday I posted some links to drawing tutorials, have a look at these brilliant drawings that I was sent!

Today, why not try some origami? Follow the links below to find out how to dreate a dog or butterfly!
Origami Dog

Origami Butterfly

Tuesday 21st April 2020

Hello Year 6! 
Today's question pages are:
English - 18,19 & 49 
Maths - 39, 40 & 41

If you fancy having a go at some art today, why not follow one of these drawing tutorials on YouTube: 

How to draw a dragon

How to draw a lion

How to draw a rose

How to draw Buckingham Palace

How to draw the Eiffel Tower

Have a great day! 


Monday 20th April 2020

Good morning everyone. I hope you all enjoyed the weekend. As we would have been starting a new term today after the Easter break, we are going to return to the Maths & English books. Remember, the expectation is that you complete these as best as you can, and email either of us if you have any questions. Today's page numbers are:
English - 16, 17 & 48
Maths - 36, 37 & 38

We would also like you to complete one actvitiy per day from the home learning document that is attached below. 

Home Learning

Have a lovely day - remember to keep in touch. 

Friday 17th April 2020

Good morning everyone! I hope you enjoyed the beautiful weather yesterday - Tilly certainly did.


Here's a maths problem to get your brains whizzing today. Can you solve this addition question to work out what each coloured circle is worth? Each colour is is a different digit. 

Remember, we're in a TTRockstars battle with Year 5 and we are currently losing! It ends at 5pm today so if we all work together, we might be able to win! If you can't remember your login details, just let me know and I can send them to you.

On Monday, we will be returning to the Maths & English workbooks so make sure to check here each day for the page numbers we'd like you to complete. 


Stay safe!

Thursday 16th April 2020

Hello everyone,

Today, have a go at the 'Architectural Masterpiece' activity. You could design a new building or structure for Atherstone - think about the things that represent the town and try to incorporate them into your design. You could do this on paper, or you could make a model of your structure (if you have the resources!). I look forward to seeing your creations! 

Have a great day. 

p.s. I had to pop into school yesterday, and our classroom is exactly how we left it (just much tidier!) 


Wednesday 15th April 2020

Good morning Year 6!
Today, have a go at completing the 'PromotingYour Local Area' activity from the home learning grid. You could choose to research and advertise  Atherstone, Coventry or even Birmingham. Think about what would persuade people to visit these places - what activites could they do? What is interesting about the area? Send me photos of your completed work and I'll upload them to this page! 

Fun fact: Did you know that today is National Banana Day? That sounds like the perfect excuse to bake some banana bread or create a delicious banana split! 

Tuesday 14th April 2020

Good morning! 
I hope you all spent the weekend eating loads of chocolate laugh Leo has emailed to say he received an Easter egg (a Curious Inventions one) which has popping candy, smarties and jelly beans in it - how amazing does that sound?! Did anyone else get any particularly spectacular eggs or Easter treats? 

Audible (an Audiobook website) has released lots of children's books that are free to listen to. Follow this link and see if there's one that you like the sound of.


Week Beginning Monday 13th April

Here is the next Home Learning grid that we would like you to complete. Again, aim to complete at least two activities a day but do not feel pressured to complete them all. 
Home Learning

Enjoy your weekend! Let us know about any Easter activities you and your family get up to! 

 Friday 10th April 2020

Here's a fun way to keep active today: spell out your first name and create your workout! I'll start mine once I figure out what a 'flutter kick' is! 

Thursday 9th April 2020

Thank you to those children who have emailed me to keep in touch - remember, this should be at least once a week!
Have a look at some fabulous baking that's been happening at home:
Hatty's cookies look amazing and I'd love to try a slice of Eliott's cake!

Even Mrs Jackson has been busy baking, look at these amazing creations!

Any suggestions on what I can bake at home this weekend? 

Have a lovely day!
Miss Burrows 


Wednesday 8th April 2020

Good morning Year 6!
I hope you're all safe and well. If  you have the resources and you're able to today, have a go at the portraits & photography activity from the Home Learning grid. Perhaps take some different pictures of your family and then have a go at sketching them - send me a photo of your drawing once you've finished! 

Here's another 'guess the film' challenge for you today. Can you guess the children's film based on these emojis?

Have a fun day! 

Monday 6th April 2020

Good morning everyone!
I hope you all managed to have a lovely weekend. Tilly wasn't too happy that I made her have a bath yesterday, but she soon cheered up once we went out for a bike ride!


Remember, this week, I would like you to complete some of the activities from the home learning grid that I have attached below (just click 'Home Learning' and it should open). Aim to do two activities per day. 

Home Learning

Have a great day! 

Week Beginning Monday 6th April 

Hello Year 6   smiley

For the next week, we would like you to complete the activities from the Easter Home Learning grid (attached below). We'd like you to complete around two activities per day but please do not feel pressured to complete them all. Our class page will still be updated every day, with puzzles, riddles and other activity suggestions.

Remember to send us pictures of the things you have been getting up to!
Miss Burrows & Mr Hall 

Home Learning

A Letter from Mrs Taylor

Friday 3rd April 2020

Happy Friday everyone!

Sorry for the confusion about yesterday's page numbers. I have put Page 14 again today in case some of you did your English work before I updated the website.

English - 14, 15, 26, 35

Maths - 34 & 35

As it would have been  Big Maths today, we'd also like you to choose one of the problem solving activities from the Nrich website to complete using this link:
There are 7 activities for you to choose from, and you only need a pencil and some paper to solve each of them. 

Have a great day! 

Thursday 2nd April 2020

Hello Year 6!

Here are today's work pages:

English - 12, 13, & 14

Maths - 31, 32 & 33 

A riddle for you today: The more you take the more you leave behind. What are they?

Have a lovely day!

Wednesday 1st April 2020

Good morning!

Today, we'd like you to complete the following pages:
English - 36, 37, 46 & 47

Maths - 27, 28, 29 & 30

A fun challenge for you today- see if you can work out which films these characters are from!

Miss Burrows & Mr Hall 

Tuesday 31st March 2020
Good morning everyone,

Here are the pages we'd like you to complete today:

English - 10, 11, 34 & 45
Maths - 23, 24, 25 & 26

If you'd like something extra to do, I'd really appreciate some film recommendations! Write me a review of your favourite film and email it to me - I'll choose a couple to watch over the next few days!

Enjoy your day,
Miss Burrows 

Monday 30th March 2020

Good morning Year 6! Hopefully you all had a lovely weekend. 

Here are today's page numbers:
English - 8, 9, 32, 33
Maths - 20, 21, & 22 

Now Press Play (the pink headphones!) have just released some of their experiences which can be accessed at home. Follow this link and use the password nowpressplay 

You won't need heaphones, it can just play through your tablet or laptop. It might be fun for the whole family to join in! 

Stay safe,
Miss Burrows & Mr Hall 

Friday 27th March 2020

Good morning everyone!
Today, we'd like you to complete pages 17,18 &19 of your Maths book.

As it would have been a Big Write if we were in school, we'd like you to complete a writing activity instead today instead of your question book.

Please could you watch the following video on the Literacy Shed

You have two options: You can write the video as a story (like we did for Francis) OR you can write the rest of the story, detailing what happens to the characters once they enter the eye of the storm.

You may type your work and email it to us, or you can write it into your home learning books - the choice is yours. Take your time and remember your spelling, punctuation and sentence structure.

Have a lovely day! 


Thursday 26th March 2020

Happy Thursday!
Here are today's pages:
English - 6, 7, 25, 44
Maths - 13, 14, 15, 16

If any of you fancy learning a new language (or brushing up on your French skills) over the next few weeks, try Duolingo! It's free and lots of fun! 

Today's riddle: What has 13 hearts but no other organs? 

Have a great day! 

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Wake up, it's a beautiful morning!  ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬

Here are the pages we'd like you to complete today:

English: 4, 5, 24, 43 
Maths: 10, 11 & 12

Today's riddle: What has a head, a tail, is brown, but has no legs?


Here are a couple of 30 day challenges that might help cure some boredom!


Have a lovely day - try and get out into the garden as much as possible to enjoy the beautiful sunshine!

Tuesday 24th March 2020

The answers for today's questions have been emailed to you all!

Good morning folks!

Here are the pages we would like you to complete today:
English - 2, 3, 23 & 52 (if you have the stretch English book, do page 53 instead of page 52). 

Maths - 6, 7, 8 & 9

Remember, if you're finding any of the questions tricky or need a little help, please email one of us! 

Today's riddle: I am an odd number. Take away a letter and I become even. What number am I?
The riddles are just a bit of fun, there's no need to cheat!



Monday 23rd March 2020

Answers (see below for 'Stretch' answers)



From tomorrow, we will be creating a PowerPoint with all of the answers on to send to you so make sure you are checking your emails!

The answer to the riddle was 'Are you asleep?' - well done to those of you who guessed correctly without cheating! One of you also suggested 'Are you dead?' which would be an acceptable answer too!

Good morning Year 6!
We hope you all had a lovely (& socially distant!) weekend. 
Today, we'd like you to complete the the first few pages of your maths book: pages 2, 3 4 and 5.

For English, as your book is split into different sections, we would like you to complete the following pages:  1, 22, 31 and 42. 

We will post the answers at around 5pm this evening!
You may choose which topic/science based activity to complete. If you did not receive a copy of the topic activity grid, we will post it on here shortly. 

Here's a riddle for you to think about today: 
What question can you never answer yes to?
We'll give a virtual housepoint to anyone who emails the correct answer! 
Remeber, you can email us if you have any questions about the work. Have fun! 
Miss Burrows & Mr Hall 

                          Exploring Ancient China


When we arrived back to school after Christmas, we had a very exciting day to launch our new topic: The Shang Dynasty of Ancient China

After assembly, we were told that there was a challenge waiting for us. We had to follow clues to different areas of the school and retrieve letters. Once we had found all 5 letters, we unscrambled them to create a word: China!

We then spent the day exploring lots of different Chinese traditions and took part in several different activities. We built a timeline of the ancient dynasties, we wrote our names in Chinese using special ink and we had lots of fun making Chinese spring rolls.  

Making Rivers

As part of our topic, we have been learning about the Ganges, which is a river that flows through Asia. To demonstrate that we understood all of the features of the river, we ventured outside into the nature area to create our own models. We made sure we included the source, meanders and ox bow lakes. We got very wet and muddy, but had lots of fun!


Cooking Curry
Within our DT sessions this term, we have been designing and creating our own vegetable curries. We began by tasting different Indian spices and sauces to determine which ones we liked. Lots of us were surprised about how much we liked Madras sauce! After testing the different sauces, we began designing our own curries by selecting vegetables that we like and pairing them with different spices.
Once we had completed our designs, we practiced peeling, chopping and preparing different vegetables. We learnt how to cut using the claw and bridge method. After we had practised preparing our vegetables, we cooked them with tinned tomatoes, different spices and yoghurt to create a delicious dish!


The Great Ganges

To launch our new topic, ‘The Great Ganges’, we took part in some exciting activities to explore Indian culture. We began by watching tutorials of how to dress in a sari, before selecting our colourful fabrics in small groups. We then chose one member of our group to be the model, whilst the rest of us tried our best to wrap the sari material. It was very tricky, only a couple of groups were successful!

After learning about traditional Indian dress, we watched some Bollywood dancing. We listened to traditional music and created a dance sequence in the Bollywood style.



To Infinity & Beyond! 

On Monday 23rd September, Year 5 & 6 all went on a school trip to the National Space Centre. As we are currently studying space in our Topic lessons, we were all very excited to explore the NSS! One of our favourite parts of the day was experiencing the Weather Pod. This was a small room which provided you with a script to read whilst it filmed. It then used a green screen to transport you into a weather report. We all enjoyed watching ourselves have a go at presenting the weather (some were better than others!)

We also climbed up to the stop of the rocket tower. We climbed a staggering 144 steps to get to the very top, although some of us opted for the lift instead! We were able to explore different space environments and even looked at some real moon rock.

After lunch, we had an amazing adventure as we simulated into space in the mesmerising planetarium. We learnt some mind-blowing facts about outer space and were able to view some Ancient Greek constellations. 

Everyone agreed that the Space Centre was a brilliant school trip! 

Leo smiley

Wednesday October 2nd was 'Crazy Hair Day'. We all did our best to join in with the fun!

'"This is a good school." "All pupils...are well supported and make good progress from their starting points." ’Ofsted 2017
'"There is a pleasant and calm atmosphere in the school." "Pupils feel safe at school, they trust adults and know there is always someone to turn to if they need help." ’Ofsted 2017
'"Pupils enjoy their school life, especially the opportunities they have to learn through a variety of activities." "Pupils readily engage in activities and develop their curiosity and an appetite for learning ’Ofsted 2017