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Boston St Mary's RC Primary Academy

Boston's Catholic School

Week 6 - Beginning 11.05.20



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.
  • Choose 5 of the Year 5/6 words. Create an acronym for each of these word -because – big elephants can always understand small elephants
  • Write a biography about the life of Charles Darwin – remember to include information about where/when he was born and raised and also key events and achievements from his life.
  • Write a biography about the life of Mary Anning – remember to include information about where/when she was born and raised and also key events and achievements from her life.
  • Write an Acrostic Poem about everything you’ve learnt about Evolution. Use the word EVOLUTION’ for your poem.
  • People should be fined if they throw litter on the floor? Do you agree/disagree? Write a letter to Boris Johnson about this statement.

This task should take 2 days





  • Use the internet to find out about the British fossil collector and palaeontologist ‘Mary Anning’ Locate the area where she carried out her work on a map and find out why it has such a wealth of fossils.




  • Choose an animal found on the Galapagos Islands, such as the marine iguana, giant tortoise, Galapagos penguin or the lava Lizard. Consider what features show that the animal has adapted and evolved to suits its environment.


  • Create a short report or presentation using ICT to display your research about your chosen animal.



  • Google ‘Barnacle shells’ Darwin loved to collect shells that he found on the coast, particular Barnacle shells, which fascinated him! Make sketches of Barnacle shells at home.



  • 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.



  • Design your own stained glass window, giving reasons for your design



  • Complete Joe Wicks daily @ 9am!