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Rossington St Michael’s C of E Primary School

Learning to be the best that we can be with the love of God

Monday 20th April 2020

Hello Upper Key Stage 2,

We hope you all had a lovely Easter!

For daily challenges and work from now on please see your class teacher's class dojo message and refer to your own class pages. For now, there will be no more daily challenges put up here. You can send your work through to the email address or to make it quicker and easier for your class teacher to see it, send through Class Dojo.

We've loved everyone's responses to the challenges, well done for staying focused.



Friday 3rd April 2020

Good morning Year 5 and 6.  It is FriYAY again already! This week has gone super-fast. 

Your challenge today is to add a fronted adverbial to the sentence below.  Think of as many examples as you can, to create a different sentence each time.  Remember to use a comma after your fronted adverbial.

…the boat drifted away towards the horizon.

Here are a couple of examples:

As the amber sun set in the sky, the boat drifted away towards the horizon.

Whilst the children watched from the shore, the boat drifted away towards the horizon.

I’m looking forward to reading your ideas.  Miss Elliott x

Thursday 2nd April 2020

Hello Year 5 and 6.  I hope you survived April Fool’s Day!  I had the best fool planned for my Year 5s, so disappointed that I didn’t get to trick them!  There were some great suggestions of fictional characters to interview for yesterday's task, and some thoughtful questions.  Well done!

Today’s challenge is to create as many words as you can from the sentence…

I am a home learning superstar

You can only use a letter more than once if it appears more than once in the sentence.  For example, there are four ‘a’s in the sentence so you could have four ‘a’s in your word, if you wanted to.  You can't create words that are already in the sentence (such as 'home' or 'superstar').  Virtual house points for the longest word you can find!

Take care and stay safe,

Miss Elliott x

Wednesday 1st April 2020

Good morning Year 5 and 6 and welcome to April!  Has anyone had an April Fool played on them, or caught someone else out with one?

Huge well done to Max and Nathan – your examples of an alliterative description of an animal and their actions were fantastic!  Luca, I think I would also invite Freddie Mercury to a tea party.  I would love to ask him what it was like performing in front of thousands of people. 

Today’s challenge is reading based.  I would like you to choose a main character from the book you are currently reading, or a book you have recently read.  Imagine you are going to meet up with that character and you are allowed to ask them five questions.

Who is the character you are meeting and what five questions will you ask them?

How might the character answer your questions?

Miss Elliott x


Tuesday 31st March 2020

Hello Year 5 and 6.  Thank you for sharing your sentences which included the spelling words from yesterday.  If you want to practise more of the spellings you are expected to know by the end of Year 6, Google ‘Year 5 and 6 Spelling List’ and a list of all the required words will come up.

Today’s challenge is based on one of my favourite books.  It is a picture book called ‘Animalia.’

The book works in alphabetical order.  For each letter of the alphabet, the author identifies an animal which begins with that letter of the alphabet.  He then uses alliteration to describe that animal or what the animal is doing.  (Alliteration is the repetition of a letter sound.)  See the examples below.

Your challenge today is to think of an animal beginning with a different letter of the alphabet to the ones above.  Use alliteration to describe the animal or what the animal is doing, in the style of these examples from the book.  You could even make this a full–page activity, illustrating your animal alliteration.  I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Miss Elliott x

Monday 30th March 2020

Good morning Year 5 and 6.  I hope you had a lovely weekend and you are keeping safe and healthy.

Your Monday challenge is to practise these words from the Year 5/6 spelling list.  I have uploaded a document with some ideas of activities to practise the spellings.  It is also important that you know what each word means and can use it accurately in a sentence.  If you are not sure of the meaning, use a dictionary to find out (either an online or a hard-copy dictionary).  Then write a sentence which includes the word.

Share you spelling practise and/or sentences with us.  Miss Elliott x

immediately                           government                           prejudice

mischievous                           convenience                          privilege

Friday 27th March 2020

Happy FriYAY Year 5 and 6!  Well done on your ‘tea party guest’ suggestions – some brilliant ideas with really good reasons.

We have been lucky with some glorious weather this week.  Today’s challenge is to make the most of this and spend some time reading in the sunshine.  I love knowing what other people are reading, so let me know via Twitter, email or the Guestbook what you have been reading.

Miss Elliott x

Thursday 26th March 2020

Hello, Year 5 and 6.  Thank you so much to those of you who shared your short stories yesterday, they were great!

Today’s challenge is to write a paragraph to answer the following question…

If you could invite any fictional character to attend a tea party with you, who would you invite and why?

I look forward to reading about your choices.  Miss Elliott x

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Good morning, Year 5 and 6.  I hope you are all keeping well.  Thank you to those of you who shared with us the words you found yesterday.  

Today's challenge is a writing task.  Look carefully at the pictures below.  Write a short story which includes all of the things in the picture.  Your story can be a 'silly' story if you wish, as long as your sentences make sense and you use correct punctuation. 

Extra virtual house points will be given if you remember to use expanded noun phrases, co-ordinating and subordinating conjunctions, relative clauses, modal verbs and correct speech punctuation.  I can't wait to read your short stories.

Happy writing! Miss Elliott x

Tuesday 24th March 2020
Happy Tuesday, Year 5 and 6!  I absolutely loved seeing some of your questions about the picture yesterday.  My favourite was, 'How did the cow learn to swim?'
Today's challenge is a game of Boggle.  How many words can you make using the letters in the grid below?  You can only use each letter once (unless it appears more than once in the grid).  Tweet, email or Guestbook your lists of words to us.  Virtual house points for the person with the longest list of words!
Enjoy your day, keep safe.  Miss Elliott x

Monday 23rd March 2020

Good morning Year 5 and 6.  I hope you all had a good weekend.  In addition to completing some of the work you received in your Home Learning Packs, here is today's daily challenge.


Look at the picture below.  What questions come into your mind when you look at the picture?  Write a list of your questions.  We would love you to share your thoughts either by Tweeting us @RossingtonStM or adding to the Guestbook, below.  You could also email us with your ideas. In the subject line write 'UKS2 English Monday' and send the questions you think of to  


Welcome to the Year 5 and 6 English Challenges page. Every day, new challenges and learning ideas will be posted here for you to have a go at.  Let us know how you are getting on with them.  You can ask your parents/carers to email or tweet us a picture of your work @RossingtonStM  You could also complete an entry to the Guestbook, below, to share your thoughts on the daily challenge.  


One of the best things you can do to improve your English and Literacy skills is to read, read and read some more.  The Year 5 and 6 staff look forward to hearing all about what you have been reading when we return to school. 


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Charlie Satwick(a couple of years ago)

Each morning,the boat drifted away towards the horizon. As the wind blew the boat,the boat drifted away towards the horizon. As slow as a sloth,the boat drifted away towards the horizon.

Nathan(a couple of years ago)

as the sun rose,the boat drifted towards the horizon. As the birds soared up high,the boat drifted away towards the horizon.

Annaliese 5M.(a couple of years ago)

Hi, I did today's work at my mum's work in reception.

Max 6p(a couple of years ago)

I am a home learning superstar Lean star super

Nathan(a couple of years ago)

am home learning superstar super star learn staring starer ear steer

Owen(a couple of years ago)

David Beckham did it feel joining Man U? did you feel scoring against Greece to save the England team? 3.How did it feel knowing Man U wanted to buy you? 4.How did it feel winning the champions league? 5. How did you feel when Sir Alex wanted you to leave Man U?

Nathan(a couple of years ago)

Alex Rider how did it feel being recruited by MI6? How did it feel being recruited be ASIS? How did it feel on your first mission? How did you feel when jack starbright was killed? How did you feel when Yassen Gregorovich spared your life?

Lucas 6P(a couple of years ago)

Last week I read The Longest Night of Charlie Noon. This week I have finished The Wild Folk Rising and I am going to start The Map Reader's Race tonight

Nathan(a couple of years ago)

shiny, sinuous shark snaking silently through the sea

Max Stenhouse 6M(a couple of years ago)

Two turtles trampled through the terrain to take tea.

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