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Friday 3rd July 2020


500 Words is the world’s largest story-writing competition for kids. Over a million stories have been submitted since 2011, in response to everything from technology to climate change. Now, the organisers want to bring children’s voices onto the themes and issues emerging from the Black Lives Matter movement and they want children to lead on the process of writing their story.

This week, children have been invited to respond to respond in whatever way they wish in no more than 500 words, in the form of a story.

The narratives we write and share matter. Therefore, they are asking children to draw on your own experiences and feelings to create a story that can be as imaginative and visionary as you want. Storytelling is a must!

Click here to find more information. Today we would like you to create a 500 word response to the competition. If you would like to submit it by the end of the day, then please do!

You might like to use one of the suggestions on the webpage, think about the SS Empire Windrush; be inspired by Rosa Parks in 1963 or be inspired by Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech.

You can click here for a reminder of the features you should be including in your work as a Year 6 writer. 



We are going to continue to follow the activities provided by White Rose. Today is their Friday Maths Challenge. The most suitable questions for Year 6 are 1 to 6. But why don’t you work with your family on the rest of the problems? Do as many as you can! Help each other out. You can click here to visit the Year 6 area of their website to download the questions, answers and a challenge certificate if you would like to. These tasks also link to the materials on the BBC Bitesize website


Topic (Music)

Like last Friday, today there will be a music focus and we are going to use some of the activities from ‘Ten Pieces at Home’ from the BBC.

There are different weeks available on the website, but we are going to look at the one from this week:  Gabriel Prokofiev's ‘Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra’.

Click here to find out about the composer and the response task instructions and ideas.