Monthly Archives: March 2020

International Space Station Passing tonight

International Space Station Passing tonight

… at 8.46 p.m. and 10.22 p.m.

What am I looking for? 

The ISS looks like a fast flying plane or a very bright star moving across the sky – but it doesn’t have flashing lights or change direction. 

Planes usually fly at approximately 600 miles per hour whereas the space station flies at 17,500 miles per hour.

It takes just 90 minutes to orbit the earth.

April Family Half Million Minute Reading Challenge

April Family Half Million Minute Reading Challenge

Sports days, leavers’ parties and Year Six productions seem a long way off, but we still have books and in my opinion reading is the most important of all the academic work we do.

I’d like each family to take up an April Reading Challenge, where… if every one of our 300 children reads (or is read to) for 30 minutes per day every day in April (30 days), as a school we’ll have read…

300 x 30 x 30 = 270,000 minutes

And if the adults do as much as the children we’ll easily double that to make half a million minutes.

Please email your teachers to let them know if you’re prepared to take up the challenge and let them know from time to time how you’re getting on. You can even ask the teachers to join in!

Maths for Tuesday

Maths for Tuesday

Have a go at solving these maths problems. Remember – read carefully, underline the key information, write down the calculations and work out the answers. The problems may involve adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing.

If you feel confident try these:
You can reply here on the blog with the answers or email them to me at
Be happy, keep safe
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Mrs L

Home Learning for week 30/3/2020

Home Learning for week 30/3/2020

Start your day with a live PE lesson delivered by Joe Wickes at 9am. Get all your family to join in with you, it’s great fun. Enjoy!


This weeks spellings – put each one into a sentence.
First of all check that you know what the word means. Write interesting sentences, adding subordinate clauses if appropriate, and use a range of punctuation.

Words ending in ible and ibly











Sadly, we didn’t get to read any further than the first chapter of Macbeth. Ask your parents if you can watch the animated version (Shakespeare’s animated tales – Macbeth) on Youtube or you can find a powerpoint with a simplified version of the story on Twinkl.

If you have been able to watch the film or read the powerpoint slides can you do the following:

Write a paragraph describing the 3 witches

Write a paragraph describing how Macbeth changed throughout the story.

Shakespeare research task:

  1. What interesting information can you find out about Shakespeare. Think about his life, his work, his family, important dates etc.
  2. Can you list 5 of his famous plays?
  3. Can you list 5 of the characters from Macbeth?

Arithmetic questions

  1. 934 + 100 =
  2. 345 X 4 =
  3. 8.6 + 0.6 =
  4. 28 X 5 =
  5. 2452 + 573 =
  6. 63 ÷ 7 =
  7. 846 – 9 =
  8. 8.3 + 0.8 =
  9. 5 x 6 x 2 =
  10. 216 ÷ 8 =

Don’t forget to make time for some fun in your day and try to get outdoors if it is possible. More than anything be happy and keep safe.

Hello Year 6

Hello Year 6

I hope you’ve enjoyed your first week of home schooling and that you managed to spend some time outdoors in the sunshine. It was eerily quiet when I went into the classroom on Monday morning; I really missed the noise and all your chatter about the weekend.
I have been writing your reports for secondary school this week, telling your new schools how clever and wonderful you all are. There is one thing I would like you to help me with though, I need to know what your hobbies and interests are. Although for most of you I pretty much know but I would like you to tell me so that I get it right. Please could you let me know either by replying here or to my email address.
I will put some spellings and work on here for you for next week just so that you are kept busy. Remember Year 6 is not just about SATS it’s about preparing you both academically and socially for secondary school so keep going!
I am really missing you all and hopefully we’ll be back together before the end of the school year – if only to give you the wonderful send off you deserve.
Miss Light

free Minecraft lessons

free Minecraft lessons

Lessons which I believe usually incur a cost are being offered for free until 30th June via the following link:

The advertising tells us:

“These educational worlds can be played on your own, with your kids, parents or friends. From the comfort of your home, you can tour the International Space Station or even explore the inside of a human eye. We’ve also included ten worlds from our Marketplace creator community! Thanks to creators Everbloom, Jigarbov, Lifeboat, Razzleberries, The World Foundry, Blockworks, and Imagiverse you can explore renewable energy, marine biology, Greek history, and more! The worlds include lesson plans like creative writing activities, build challenges, and tricky puzzles. “

Michael Thame audio books on youtube from next week

Michael Thame audio books on youtube from next week

Children’s author Michael Thame has asked headteachers to pass on this message:

Dear Sir or Madam,

Given these difficult times for parents trying to occupy their children during lockdown, I have decided to read my novels and upload them to Youtube. The serialisation starts on Monday 30th March at 12 noon BST. 

I have gone into a number of schools reading these books because they mirror the World War Two aspect of the National Curriculum. They are are aimed at the 8-12 range and are perfect for Years 5 and 6.

There is no charge whatsoever – I am just looking to do my bit to help right now. I thought this might be one way of doing that. 

Here’s the link to my introductory video, or I can be found by searching ‘the Conyers Street Mysteries’ on Youtube.