Year 6 Weekly English and Maths – 08/06/2020


In English, we will spend two days reading and comprehending the text; one day on the grammar focus and two days planning, writing and editing a text.

Text – Explanation: How can the Snoozatron help you sleep?

Explanation text

Snoozatron Video


  • Summarise the key steps to explain how the Snoozatron works.
  • What makes the machine start?
  • What makes Wallace feel warm and comfortable again?
  • Why did Gromit sigh?

Grammar Focus

Expanded noun phrases. (See resources for details.)

Noun Phrases

Can you expand the following nouns? See if you can use hyphens as an extra bonus. You can do each one in more than one way then choose your best.





Try some of your own too for nouns that you may use in your explanation text. Think about what your gadget is and the nouns that you therefore might use.

Writing Task

Write an explanation text for a gadget that you design that would be useful around your home. It might be something that you have noticed would be really useful while you have been being educated at home, or something that just seems fun and to have a purpose.

What I’m Looking For:

  • Introductory paragraph – explain why you are writing
  • Linked paragraphs written in a logical order.
  • Use of expanded noun phrases.
  • Use of time conjunctions and adverbials to open paragraphs.

Resources to help:

Noun Phrases – A parents guide

Word Mat

Genre Features Checklist

Time Adverbials

Investigating the Text


Children should spend 20 minutes at least three times per week using Reading Plus.


In maths, we will spend the week focusing on numbers and their properties. Activities will then be set on Mathletics that are based upon this subject.

Topic – Number Properties

We will be learning about multiples and factors, prime numbers, square numbers, cubed numbers and sequences involving negative numbers.

Resources to help:

Multiples and Times Tables Multiples and Times Tables Multiples and Times Tables

Prime Numbers and Factors

Squared and Cubed Numbers


Additional activities

Multiplication Wheels

Times Tables Challenge

Primes and Factors

Squared and Cubed Numbers


This week in our topic sessions we are going to be sketching a local landmark; doing some research into what evolution means and famous scientists who have theories of evolution and using Google Earth to locate landmarks and see what the world looks like as it emerges from lock down.


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