Swalwell Primary School

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Year 6 Home Learning Wednesday 6th May


Good morning everyone. It looks like it’s going to be a lovely sunny day today.


English – Today is the day to watch our film, Mourning Dove. I’ve added a few links to the same video for you to find it. (You can always search for Mourning Dove literacy and you should find it as well)


If you use this link you will need to scroll down the page to find it, it’s about halfway down.

Mourning Dove

A short film about the life changing effects of war on one young couple. Song- Girl in the War by Josh Ritter. Film produced at Ringling College of Art and...

When watching it I want you to do 3 things!


  1. Watch all the way through, it’s only about 2 minutes.
  2. Watch again but this time really concentrate on the words of the song as you watch.
  3. Write down any of the words/phrases that you keep hearing, that you remember, that you feel are important. Keep this list.


Reading – Reading plus. Spend 15 – 30 mins completing your lessons


Maths – Simplifying fractions. Last day for this, you should be able to remember how to do this now.

History – Read through this information about VE Day.

Make your own text boxes/fluffy clouds/speech bubbles to say what VE Day is, why it’s important to celebrate and remember it and how you think we should celebrate it this year.


If you have any great ideas on how to celebrate it add them to the comments so we can all see them, it may give some families some ideas.


Art – Design a poster or bunting (small triangles attached to a piece of string – see image below) to put in your windows to celebrate on Friday, VE Day. You could use Union Jack’s ( the British flag), images from the war, images of people celebrating.



Thank you for more logos for our page. Remember if you can email it to school or get your parents to send it to the Facebook page then I will use it. You might want to do one for VE Day for later this week!


Maths answers

  1. 2/3, 4/5, 3/4, 1/2
  2. Lots of fractions you can pick from 3/10, 9/10, 1/4, 1/3, 2/5. Why these fractions can’t be simplified is because the numerator and denominators have no factors in common other than 1. In other words the only number that you can divide the numerator and denominator by is 1.
  3. Mo isn’t right for this fraction because 5/20 can be simplified. I can divide both numbers by 5 to make 1/4. Eva isn’t right is because you don’t always halve numbers to simplify a fraction, in this case we need to divide by 5. Ron is not right either, you can simplify this fraction but not all fractions can be simplified.