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Maths videos for Day 3


It’s been lovely reading your emails, so thank you for getting back to me. It sounds like you’re working hard and making the best of it- a HUGE well done!

Here are the maths videos for Wednesday:

Story time for Tuesday, 15th September

Here’s today’s story time. If you missed yesterday, scroll down and catch up before we start Chapter 7 together today.

Maths Day 2


Here’re your maths videos for today. As ever, the offer is always there to get in touch if I can help at all.

Story Time, Monday 14th September

Good afternoon Year 6.

Around about this time, we’d be settling down for story time in the classroom. So, get comfy and settle in as we finish Chapter 6.

P.S. I really hope your first day of home learning has gone well. It’s great to see that 24 of you watched the arithmetic video! Remember, Mrs Corrin and I want to hear how you’re getting on, especially if we can help if you’re stuck on anything.

Maths Day 1

Good morning!

I hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend- the sunshine definitely helped and I spent a lot of it out in the garden.

A little note about your maths home learning:

Arithmetic… I’ll post a video each day of the strategies and tips you’ll need for each question. Feel free just to watch the parts you need, or not at all and just use the answer sheets to check your work. With the arithmetic questions, do the ones you’re confident of FIRST. Then, you could watch the video to learn how to solve the ones you’re not sure of.

Reasoning… I DON’T expect you do tackle all the sections. Try either Acquire/Refine, Practise/Apply OR Extend/Deepen. Some of you eager beavers might want to do more than one section, but there’s no expectation that you do so. The link at the top of each page is to a really useful video that shows you useful strategies and a few questions to try before you tackle the questions on your own.

Don’t worry if there’s something that really stumps you and you’re stuck on. Try your best, but remember it’s still early days in Year 6! We’ve got lots of time to master our learning, so I don’t want anyone worrying over questions they couldn’t crack.

So, without further ado, here’s today’s arithmetic video (you might hear me cringing all the way from my home in Bakewell- I’m not a natural at home movies!).

Y6 Home Learning w/b 14th Sept

Hi folks! This is your home learning timetable for this week. It’s a shame that you can’t be in school but know that you are going to carry on with your learning at home. This work will help you with your future learning in Y6 so it’s really important that you try and complete it. If you are finding anything difficult, you can ask your grown up to email or You can complete this in your home learning books that you were given before the Summer, or the homework books that you packed before you were sent home on Friday. At the moment, we are expecting that you’ll be able to come back to school on Tuesday 22nd Sept, so we’ll post your work for Monday (21st) at the end of this week. We are looking forward to seeing your work when you come back!

1. Timetable of activities wb 14th Sept

2. Mon 14th Sept

3. Tues 15th Sept

4. Wed 16th Sept

5. Thurs 17th Sept

6. Fri 18th Sept

Summer activity pack

Here are activity packs for over the Summer Holidays. 

(You might already have a paper copy of this, which your child will have brought home with their work books.)

Dear Parents/Carers,

Here is a pack of activities you might find helpful over the summer break. We know that for some families, home learning has been helpful to give the day some structure and routine while parents work from home. Also, we want children to know that, even though it is the summer holidays, we are still thinking about them and want them to know they are still part of the Totley Primary School community.

The first part of the pack is maths and English worksheets with answers. This could help keep children’s knowledge and skills fresh for September. However, there is no expectation that children must complete them and your child will not be ‘behind’ if they don’t. Feedback from some families has shown us how home learning like this has helped give structure and focus, as well as a sense of achievement for their children. If you feel this is the right thing for your child, then the resources are there to help.

The second part of the pack is to help continue the sense of community over the summer holiday. Firstly, as a school, we are aiming to read 1,000 books! Please Tweet or email photos either of your child holding each book they read over the summer, or a photo of the cover of the book. We will keep track of how many books have been read and celebrate our achievement in September. To reach our target (or even smash it!), we need everyone to do their part by reading and sharing what they read. Also, we’ve given 6 ideas for things you could do together over the holiday. If you want to share the outcomes of your den building, cooking, art, history or geography, please do so using the Twitter # on each activity, or by emailing photos to

We are really looking forward to welcoming everyone back to school in September. It has been an       extraordinary time, but the strength of the Totley Primary School community is as strong as ever.

Best wishes, The Totley Team x

FS2 to Y1

Year 1 to 2

Year 2 to 3

Year 3 to 4

Year 4 to 5

Year 5 to 6

Year 6 to 7

Transition Week home learning

Dear Parents and Carers,

Many of you will have received your child’s home learning pack for transition week in the post, and if you haven’t already, I know you’ll be eagerly waiting by the letter box!

If your child attends school in a bubble, they might have brought it home with them already. Also, children who are in school on a Monday or Tuesday will be given their packs in person.

For children who are attending school in the last week of term, there will be lots of time and support to complete the activities here at school. However, we still wanted you to have a copy of the activities so you could share in the experience and talk about it together at home.

We would really encourage you to share your home learning during transition week with your new child’s teacher/s. Some activities can be posted back to school in the envelope provided. Alternatively, sent a picture to them via email (new class teacher emails are included in the packs). Check out your new year group class blog for updates too!

Below are the packs for your information. We have tried (really hard!) to make sure the correct pack was posted to the correct child, but just in case one slipped through the net, here are the resources for you to access.

If you have any questions, or we can help in any way, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

FS2A to Y1M

FS2D to Y1P

Y1M to Y2F

Y1P to Y2B

Y2 to Y3

Y3 to Y4

Y4 to Y5

Y5 to Y6

Home learning week beginning 6th July

Hi everyone!

I hope you received our letter about leavers’ celebrations earlier. We’re very excited!

Wit this in mind your two days in school will be focused around leavers’ activities and transition. Then, your three days at home will be focused on your home learning pack, which is why there are three, not five, days of activities.

Just a reminder, bring a t-shirt for signing. Some children use their house t-shirt, or any light colour/white t-shirt works well.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mr A x1. Weekly plan of activities Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 German lesson


P.S. Here are the maths and German videos. I thought it was better to put in one place.



Day 1:

Day 2:

Day 3:

Friday 3rd July

Happy Friday everyone! What a busy week it has been. It’s been great to see some of your brilliant efforts in home learning.

Here’s a PowerPoint that might help with today’s coordinates work.