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Thursday 11th June 2020


By the end of today, you will have used the pronouns and determiners you learnt about yesterday to have written in role as a character.

Reread the final pages of Eric from ‘Nevertheless’ to the end. If you have printed it, you can look at that or click here for the text.

Answer these questions:

  1. Why were the family ‘bewildered’? What other feelings, such as annoyance and disappointment, may have been felt?
  2. Why do you think Eric left suddenly?
  3. Despite his wonderful parting gift, do you think he should have done more? What might have stopped him doing more?

Imagining that language was not an issue, what might Eric have said in a letter? This is what you are going to write today.

You might want to follow this structure:

Paragraph 1 – Thanking the family and/ or apologising.

Paragraph 2 – Explaining the reason for leaving

Paragraph 3 – What he is doing now and any future plans

Think carefully about where you can use pronouns and determiners to avoid repeating yourself and to make links.  Remember to also think about features that should be included in all Year 6 writing which you can find here.


We are going to continue to follow the activities provided by White Rose. Remember, you need to watch the video on their website and download the resources from the links below. Today, you need to complete Summer Term Week 7 Lesson 4 (Solve simple one-step equations).

Watch the video by clicking here to visit the Year 6 area of their website and then answer the questions by clicking here to download the worksheet. Don’t worry if you can’t print it, just write the answers in your home learning book. 

You can check your answers here. 

You can also have a look at the resources on the BBC Bitesize website here. They link with the White Rose activity each day. 


There are two options today which you can choose from based on what you have access to at home and what works for your family.

Tastes of the World

Children all around the world eat a variety of food and many of the foods we eat today are inspired by other countries. Find out about dishes from other countries (this could include the country you worked on earlier this week) and if possible one which you have not tried before. You could find a recipe, source the ingredients via an online shop, looking in the cupboards or adding it to your weekly shopping list and follow the recipe to create a dish for the whole family.


Exploring the World

Throughout history many people have explored new places. You can find out about some of them here.

Pick an explorer from the list or another one of your own choice. Map out the places that the explorer visited and any famous discoveries they made or create a piece of art inspired by the places they visited using digital images as support. To go even further, write a diary entry from the explorer’s point of view to share what they have seen and experienced.