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Week beginning - 20th July


Wow! We cannot believe we have made it to the last week of term and we haven't seen you in so long, we are VERY excited to see you on Friday. 


If we think to what this week should have looked like, we will only feel a little bit down so we want you to be happy and reflect back on your time at John Hunt Primary, whether this has been since F2 or only since Y4 we know that you will still have made some fantastic memories and now is the time to look back at these. 


Below is an outline of your week with activities attached. 


Have a good week and we look forward to seeing you on Friday ready to party! 

Year 6 team smiley

Outline of the week


English - a trip down memory lane! 


Your time at John Hunt is coming to an end and you will have made lots of memories, I know that even in our short time together we've still made memories together. 


This week it is time to look back at these and present them however you want, you might decide you want to do a poem or a very cool thing I've seen recently is an exploding book! I've attached a video link and a guide to how to do the book if that is how you choose to present your memories. Remember to email us a picture of anything you create.



Enjoy your trip down memory lane. 



Maths - We are having a bit of a finishing off week in school so if you have anything to finish off from previous weeks take the time to do this! If you don't, we've attached a few Maths mysteries & Escape the Room for you to have a go at. 



Afternoon activities

Some of you will have been to Newark Academy last week for a walking tour, we hope that made you feel better. I know that lots of you who aren't going to Newark Academy have also had a chance for a walking tour. 

Some of you may not be worried at all about going to secondary school and then there will be some of you who feel worried but you will be fine, have faith in yourself! 


This is a link to some brilliant videos on transition that will help you to feel better. Mrs Allsopp shared these with her bubble last week and they all said that they made them feel better so they are definitely worth a watch.




Draw with Rob

On the link above there are some fantastic art lessons, we would love for you to choose one or maybe even two to try! They are particularly good because it is step by step! Once you've completed your drawing then don't forget to send us a picture! 



Writing to my future self 

Below is an attached document called 'Writing to my future self' we would like you to look at the questions that are asked on these and have a go at answering them, once you have answered them and written them down somewhere then place your answers into an envelope and ask your parents or carer to keep it safe until this time next year and then you need to open it up so that you can see if you've changed your mind on any of your answers. 



A to Z of my year! 

Below is an attached document my A to Z of my year. This might help you with your English but reflect on your year and your favourite memories but whatever memory you choose to write has to begin with the letters of the alphabet!

Week beginning - 13th July


This week in school, we are only having 3 days of Maths & English lessons due to a few other things going on so it seems only fair that you have the same.

On one of our days in school we are taking part in a socially distance Sports Day and as some of you may have seen on the Facebook page, you have been set the task of SOCK OLYMPICS! We would love for you to take part and get as many of your own family members involved and don’t forget to let us know how you get on. It is attached below. 

Take care,

Year 6 Team smiley

Week beginning - 6th July 


Hi all, 

3 weeks left! Hope you are all okay and keeping safe. 

As always, your work for the week is below. 

Don't forget we are only an email away if you need any help.


Take care, 

Year 6 team smiley


Dear all,

Newark Academy have been in contact with us and would like to share some Maths tasks that you can complete online. It is very similar to the online maths programme they use for their homework. It would be a good way to get you used to the type of work you will be doing in the manner in which you will be completing it.

Many other secondary schools use similar programmes so even if you are attending a different secondary school, it is worth you logging on and having a look at it.


Year 6 team

Secondary Maths Transition

Week beginning - 29th June


Hi Year 6, 

Can't believe it's nearly July, where has the time gone?! 


We hope you are all still okay and keeping yourselves busy. We hope you've managing with the work okay, remember we are only an email away if you need us -


As always, your work for the week is in the folders below. 

Take care and keep smiling, 

Team Year 6 smiley

Week beginning 22nd June


Hi everyone, 

We hope you are all okay. 

Thank you to those of you who sent in your questions for Secondary school. 

As always, your work for the week is in the folders below. 

Let us know if there are any problems, remember we would love to see your work so don't forget to email us any of your work  you want to share:


Have a good week, take care. 

Keep smiling :)



Week beginning 15th June


Hi everyone,

In each of the folders you will find copies of the work we are covering this week.

Where there is more than one sheet, read through them and choose where to start. If there are more than 2 pages, you should aim to complete at least two of them.

Many of them have the answers on the last page so you can check your work when you have finished.

As always, there is no need to print all of these out, you can simply write your answers on any paper.

Keep safe and well everyone,

Year 6 Team.

Secondary Transition


In the next few weeks, school will be communicating with the local Secondary schools about what we can do in regards to transition. One thing we have already decided would be useful is for us to pass on to them any questions, queries or worries the children may have about their new school.

Therefore, we would like all children to write down any questions they would like putting forward to the schools and hopefully they will be able to answer them in future communications.

These need to be emailed to the Y6 email address:

We would like these for the end of the week please so that they can be collated and passed on.

Unfortunately, we are unable to answer (at this point) questions from parents regarding issues such as uniform etc. No doubt, Secondary schools will be contacting parents in the near future.

Week beginning: 8th June


Hi Year 6, 

Same as last week, the work is the same for the children at school as it is for at home. 

There are some English, Maths & Reading activities. You do not need to print any of it out, you can simply write the answers down on paper or in a book you have at home. Where there is more than one level of sheet to attempt, start where you feel most comfortable and then move on to the next level of challenge.

Have a good week! 

Keep smiling and stay safe! 

Year 6 team.


Week beginning 1st June


Hi everyone,

This week, the work is the same as what the pupils returning to school will be doing.

There is some Maths, Reading and English work as usual.

You do not need to print any of it out, you can simply write the answers down on paper or in a book you have at home. Where there is more than one level of sheet to attempt, start where you feel most comfortable and then move on to the next level of challenge.

Keep smiling and stay safe 

Year 6 team.

Week beginning 25th May aka HALF TERM! 


Hi Otters, 

Another week down & this week it should have been half term and I bet some of you had some exciting plans for half term, I know I did! 

I want you to enjoy half term as a break from doing school work and to do some different things. 

Below, I've attached a document that has a wide variety of activities that may give you some inspiration for half term but feel free to do other activities! 

I'd love to see what you get up to over half term so please send an email with what you get up to.


I know times are hard but please remember that I’m always here if you need me. /


Look after yourselves, hopefully see you soon smiley

Miss Louden x 


May half term activities

Week beginning 18th May 

Hi Otters,

Hope you are all okay and keeping yourselves busy, another week down! I've been keeping busy, plenty of your reports to write & lots of dog walks with Alfie, there is a picture of him below in the sunshine, he even had a lockdown haircut. I'm glad the sunshine has come back out! 

Lots of people have managed to learn different things during lockdown or catch up on anything that they've been meaning to do for a long time & I know when speaking to your parents, it's been nice to spend time together as we are all use to doing things at a crazy pace! 
I miss you all & look forward to seeing you all again soon, take care of yourselves. 

All of your work is below in the different folders, don't forget this is the perfect time to do some different learning as well. 

As usual, if you are unsure of anything or want to share your learning with us then please email us:

Take care and stay safe!

Keep smiling! 
Miss Louden



Week beginning: 11th May


Hi Year 6,

Another week down! Some days I think the time is going by quickly and others I think it is dragging! We hope you managed to celebrate VE day in your own way, we’d love to see some pictures. 

This week should have been SATS week and I know from speaking to some parents this week, that actually you are a little bit disappointed to not be doing these this week. As said to you when we first closed, we are also disappointed for you, as you have worked so hard, but just know that, you are all brilliant, you should feel proud of your achievements. You should all also be proud of yourselves during all of this; you are doing a brilliant job of staying at home and doing some work and learning some new things. We’ve heard that a lot of you have been doing some baking, we hope we get to come back to school and try some of these, think we might have some junior bake off entries soon enough!

Thank you to all of you that have sent your work in so far, if you take a look in the folder below, we've added some pictures of the work we've been sent. Keep sending it in, we look forward to seeing it all. 

As always, your week for the work is below. Try to keep yourselves in some routine, you’ve got this! If you are struggling with anything, please email us

We miss you! Look after yourselves!

Year 6 Team smiley

Week beginning: 4th May

Hi Year 6,

Gosh another week down! 

We hope you are keeping yourself busy in this odd time. All 3 of us have been keeping busy, especially Mr Good he has been busy gardening! It has been nice for us all to be able to spend extra time at home to be able to get on with jobs that we’ve not done for a while but we are missing you all lots.

We know that this time is hard for you and you will want to see your friends but you are doing a brilliant job of staying home and staying safe. We are proud of you.

Sometimes you might not feel like doing any work but it is so important to try to keep yourself in a routine and continue to do some work. It may be that you decide to work on Maths and English in the morning and then the afternoon can be more a chill time, it is up to you but we cannot stress enough how important it is to continue to do some work.

Our year group email is always open if you have any questions about any of the work you are doing or want to share any of your work with us. Your work for the week beginning 4th May is attached below. 

*Also on Friday 8th May, it is VE Day, please go to your topic part of the work below for some ideas of how you can celebrate at home. We'd love to see how you celebrate so please email us. 

Take care and stay safe,

Year 6 team smiley


May Maths - one question a day!

Week commencing 27th April

Hi Year 6,

Hope you are all okay, we have uploaded your learning for this week below. You have a weeks’ worth of Grammar and Reading activities to complete. For Maths, we would love you to continue using the White Rose Maths; more information is in the folder. None of this work needs printing out, so do not worry about that.

We have also uploaded some Topic work for you to complete, still focusing on WW2.

As well as this, this week we would love you to try something different, see the ‘Try something different’ folder for more information.

Look after yourselves smiley

Miss Louden, Miss Devlin and Mr Good.

Week commencing: 20th April 


Hi Year 6, 

We hope you are all okay and you are keeping busy in these unusual times. The last two weeks should have been your Easter holidays so we hope you got up to some different learning, did any of you bake anything to do with Easter? Any Easter themed art? We're sure you all ate lots of chocolate!

On Monday 20th April, we should have been welcoming you back ready for Summer 1 but that is not the case and we must admit, it's very odd for us as well! Underneath this is three folders, Maths, English and Topic. These will contain activities for you to have a go at, if you are unsure of anything then please email us at


If you have any work that you want to share with us then please do. We would love to hear from you. 

Take care, 

Miss Louden, Miss Devlin and Mr Good smiley



English and other activities for week commencing 20th April (not to be completed all in one go)

Easter Activities

Whilst you are taking a break from the 'normal' work we have set, we thought we'd give you some ideas about different creative tasks that you might want to have a go at.

As it is Easter, why not decorate an egg? Be as creative as you like, take a picture of it and then email it to the Year 6 address. We'll add these to our normal class pages.

If the weather stays fine, try creating as picture using nature (twigs, grasses, flower petals etc.). Again, take a pic of these and email them in to share.

You could, if you have the supplies already in, create something yummy and share it via a pic too.

Keep yourselves self and well,

Year 6 Team.

Hi Year 6, 


On this page, you should find plenty of Maths, English and Topic activities to keep you busy. We will update this page regularly. Your booklets should keep you busy enough but below are some folders with some work for English, Maths and Topic for Week 2, only use these if you have run out of things to do in your books or fancy a bit of a change.

Whilst it is important to keep learning, I want you to make sure you give yourselves time to switch off and relax, enjoy spending time with your families and make the most of the simple things in life ... baking, jigsaws, playing board games, sharing stories, climbing trees and going for nice walks in the fresh air! These things are important too!


If you have any questions or want to share any of your home learning with us, please email us on:

Hi all,

Have a look on our year group class pages for other information regarding your home learning and our Year 6 email address for any enquiries you may have.

Third Space Learning


If your child usually does Third Space on a Tuesday afternoon at 1pm, they are kindly still continuing these sessions for the next two weeks. Miss Devlin has sent your child home with a set of headphones and their passwords. Please make sure that your child continues with these because they are extremely valuable for your child. 

The link to the website is: 


Your child needs to do their session on Google Chrome.




Twinkl have a wide variety of free learning resources. They have also very kindly offered access to all of their resources with a 'One Month Ultimate Membership'. All you need to do is go to: and enter the code: UKTWINKLHELPS


Espresso - the school uses Espresso, your child has been reminded of this login, it has lots of activities on. 


Classroom Secrets have also uploaded free learning packs.


In Maths, your children have been doing 'Problem of the day'. The link for these is below, they upload a new one every day, it'd be great for the children to continue with these as much as possible.


Furthermore, below is a link for White Rose, they will be posting activities to complete, as well as at-home help videos to support Maths at home.


Topmarks - this website has a variety of games both for Maths & English that the children may enjoy.


Maths 4 Kids - This channel on YouTube, upload videos to help with learning, these may come in handy.


Prodigy - your child has a login for Prodigy, this is a brilliant Maths resource and they can even battle one another!


Gareth Metcalfe - He is uploading live Maths lessons, to find out more go to the link, these will be starting from Monday.



Daily reading – you must make sure you continue to read daily. This is a great opportunity to read some good books!

Suggested tasks:

  • Summarise events from the chapter that your child has read, they could bullet point what happened, create a comic strip or present the information in their own creative way.
  • Vocabulary – encourage your children to note down any unfamiliar words, explore the meanings of these words by using a dictionary or reading around the sentence.
  • Predict what happens next
  • Write a book review, to share when we come back to school.


CGP books – if you ordered these, then please use these, they have lots of tips and activities to do.

If you don’t have the CGP books, the link below is for past SAT papers, download these and have a go at either the whole thing or just a few questions to keep your brain going! If you can’t print the papers, it isn’t the end of the world as you can just write the answers down.




Suggested tasks:

  • Daily Arithmetic - use Fluent in Five attached below.
  • Daily Reasoning - use Rapid Reasoning attached below.
  • White Rose - Problem of the Day and to also use their Home Learning packs. 
  • Topmarks website - daily 10 and hit the button.
  • CGP Books 
  • Past SAT papers -



Below is a website that has lots of videos for support with Maths and some extra activities.



Below is a link to a brilliant website which will help to keep you busy with some writing tasks. They upload a new picture everyday with a variety of tasks to go alongside this picture. The previous pictures are also available if you prefer those. When we return to school, it would be lovely to see what pictures ans asks you have done.




Suggested tasks:

  • Encourage your child to practice the Year 5/6 spellings –these can be found in your school diary, there is also an attached copy at the bottom of the page.
  • Encourage your child to choose 5 of these, that they don’t know the meaning of and find the meaning of it, a synonym, antonym and an example of how to use the word in a sentence.
  • Practice spellings on Spelling Frame -
  • Use CGP books



Below is a link to a brilliant website where they have provided free resources all to do with Science which:

  • Inspire & evoke questioning and curiosity
  • Free
  • Help keep morale high in uncertain time


Any of these that you chose to do, make sure you write it down somewhere so that when we are back, you can tell us all about it.






Joe Wicks has  recently announced the following:

‘Starting Monday, every single day from Monday to Friday I’m going to do a live workout called PE with Joe on my Youtube Channel, TheBodyCoachTV.  ‘It’s a workout specifically designed for kids because when the schools are closed there is no PE. Don’t worry, I’ve got you – I’m going to take this over.  ‘I’m going to get your kids moving, feeling energised, positive, optimistic. So tune in Monday morning 9am and every day Monday to Friday. 


During the time that school is closed, we've attached a selection of random challenges to try and complete. Some of these will be easier than others and some will need you to be extra creative! For each challenge, you can write a quick notes explaining what you did and/or take pictures evidencing that you have completed it. We look forward to seeing how you do!



Harold – our happy, healthy giraffe mascot and a favourite with children – will be posting a daily blog: Harold’s Daily Diary!  Here’s the link to it:


Each day he’ll be giving children positive, fun messages about what he’s doing to stay happy and healthy while he’s off school, separated from his friends. He’ll invite the children to join in with activities he’s doing.


He’ll be giving children ideas for how he – and they – can get a routine going for their day, including the things we all need to do to live a balanced, healthy life. These include:


·Taking regular exercise

·Being creative

·Helping others

·Connecting with others – in ways that are safe

·Mindfulness – learning to enjoy the moment, here and now.