Year 6 Home Learning - Mrs Bradshaw


Home Learning Week Beginning 18th May 2020


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Please follow this schedule every day and incorporate Reading Plus, Lexia and TTRS too.

Here are your weekly spellings. Test yourself on Friday 22nd May.


Here is our writing framework in Year 6. You can check any home writing against it to see if you've included everything you need.


 Monday - Come and See - Pentecost

Our next topic would have been Pentecost.

Word of God

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor.  He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.”

Luke 4: 18-19

Here is the fifth lesson. Read the scripture and then complete the activity.

LEARNING FOCUS 5 : Modern witnesses to the power of the Holy Spirit.

Paul, Timothy, Stephen and Lydia were witnesses to the Good News of the Gospel in the early days of the Church.  In today’s world, there are those who, with the power of the Holy Spirit, are prepared to be witnesses to God’s love.

When Pope Benedict XVI came on a State Visit to the United Kingdom in 2010, outside Westminster Cathedral he met up with representatives of the young people from England and Wales.  A young man, Paschal Uche, was chosen to speak on behalf of the youth.   

Mrs. Maricho is a witness

Mrs. Maricho is a modern missionary, who grew up in the capital city of the Philippines, Manila.  She had a good job in the city, but she wasn’t completely happy.  She remembered that, as a young girl, she had been part of an organisation called Mission Together, and she remembered its motto of ‘Children helping Children’.  As an adult, she thought about this a lot and decided that she still wanted to help children. So, she gave up her job, trained as a teacher, and moved to an island called Natandol where many of the children needed help.

On the island, you will often see children and women around, but not many men.  Some of the men have travelled overseas to work, while others are fishermen and are out at sea during the day.  The island is very green, with lots of trees, so the people can grow some fruit, but not enough for everyone.  There is no electricity or fresh water supply on Natandol.  Men from the island go by boat to the neighbouring island to collect water, and it is then shared around the island by a man on a bike.

This is the school on the island where the children have all of their lessons.  Mrs. Maricho is the only teacher and there is only one classroom.  The children attend school in shifts.  Around 600 children go to school here, so they have lessons for about forty at a time.  There are three shifts per day (7.30- 10.30, 11:00-1:00, 2:00-5:00) and each child might only attend one shift per week.

A group of missionary Sisters helped Mrs. Maricho to set up the school.  Mrs. Maricho and the children make everything in the school themselves, from their toys to the posters on the classroom walls.  The toys are often made from rubbish the children find on the island.  It might not have many resources, but before Mrs. Maricho came to the island, there was no school at all.  Mrs. Maricho gave up everything she had to help others and is truly an inspirational person.


  • Discuss the words ‘modern witness’. What do you understand by this?
  • What impressed you most in what Paschal Uche said?
  • Why do you think he was chosen to speak?
  • How do you think he felt speaking in Westminster Cathedral?
  • What impressed you most about Mrs. Maricho?
  • How is she a witness?
  • What would be the most difficult thing Mrs. Maricho would have to cope with?
  • What difference has her courage and witness made to others?
  • What do you think gives Mrs Maricho and Paschal Uche their courage?



Do you know any modern witnesses e.g. family member, parishioner, celebrity? Write a report on their work and what makes them a modern witness, just like the one above. How are their actions shaping lives?



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If you access Lexia in school, you should also be accessing it at home if you can, as part of your daily learning. You could alternate between RP and Lexia. Here is a Youtube link to help you