Skip to content ↓

Boston St Mary's RC Primary Academy

Boston's Catholic School

Week 5 - Beginning 04.05.20

Learning Project


Darwin’s Delight – Y6

The expectations are that KS2 complete 5 hours of learning daily and KS1 complete 3 hours daily

Weekly Maths Tasks

Weekly Reading Tasks (Complete 1 per day)

Essential - Complete these everyday

  • Complete daily Arithmetic problems, located under ‘Remote Learning’ on the school website.
  • Complete the Maths resources located under ‘Remote Learning’ on the school website.


  • Play on Hit the Button - Focus on times tables, division facts and squared numbers.
  • Practice writing out your times tables on a piece of paper – rehearse them afterwards.  
  • Working on Times Table Rockstars. If your child works on Numbots in school they can access this with the same login – this log on is located inside the front cover of your Remote Learning book.
  • Log onto Education City and complete tasks set by your teacher – you will also find this log on inside the front cover of your Remote Learning book.
  • Read a chapter from your home reading book or a book that you have borrowed from the library.
  • Following this, summarise the events from the chapter. You could bullet point what happened, create a comic strip or present the information in your own creative way.
  • Whilst you are doing this, note down any unfamiliar words from the chapter that you have read. Explore the meanings of these words by using a dictionary, reading around the sentence or using print conventions.
  • Read something around the house that isn’t a book- you can then complete your reading diary following this.
  • Write a book review about the book/books you have read.
  • Write a new and exciting blurb for your book.
  • Once you have read your book, take a quiz on Accelerated Reader!

Weekly Spelling Tasks (Complete 1 per day)

Weekly Writing Tasks (Complete 1 per day)

  • Practise the Year 5/ 6 Common Exception Words – See list stuck inside of your Remote Learning book.
  • Choose 5 Common Exception words. Write a synonym, antonym, the meaning and an example of how to use the word in a sentence.
  • Proofread your writing from the day. You can use a dictionary to check the spelling of any words that you found challenging. This will also you to check that the meaning of the word is suitable for the sentence.
  • How many words can you find with the suffix ‘less’ and ‘ful’
  • Choose 5 of the Year 5/6 words. Create an acronym for each of these words - because – big elephants can always understand small elephants
  • Research the Galapagos Islands – What animals live on the Islands? What is the environment like? If you was there, what would you be able to hear? see? smell? taste?

Create a mind map with all your findings - this task will take 2 sessions.

  • Write a setting description about one of the Galapagos Islands using 1st person. Imagine you are stood on the same spot and you’re looking around, exploring your surroundings. Describe what you can hear, see, smell, touch and taste using descriptive adjectives. Describe all the mysterious and amazing creatures that roam by or fly overhead, including what you think they might be.
  • Design your own Island – think about all the magical and magnificent creatures that live on your new island. Does your island have a new breed of animal? If so, why is the animal so special and why does it only live on your island? Draw your island and write fact boxes around the outside, explaining all of the different parts of your islands - this task will take 2 sessions.



  • Answer the question - Who was Charles Darwin? And why was he so important? Discover where and when he was born, where he lived and what he studied? Find out how he came to be part of the scientific expedition on HMS Beagle and why he it was so significant to his theory of evolution. I would like you to create a timeline to illustrate Darwin’s life up until his death on 19th April 1882.



  • Research the Galapagos Islands – Find out where in the world they are located, what the climate conditions are like and which animals live on each Island. Present your findings are either a Non-Chronological Report or as a PowerPoint.



  • Make drawings and sketches of the different animals found on the Galapagos Islands.


  • Work outside in your gardens to sketch plants, flowers and trees. Remember to look carefully at the shape, form, pattern and colours. Use colouring pencils to colour your drawings in afterwards.



  • Create your own 3D Galapagos animal using a materials around your home. Remember to take a photo and write about your animals and all of its wonderful qualities.



  • Complete Joe Wicks daily @ 9am!
  • Create your own dance moves/performance!



  • Download the Easter Story Comic Strip from the Y6 Remote Learning section. Use the speech and thought bubbles to show what each character is saying and thinking