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Monday 15th June 2020

Good Afternoon Year 6!

I hope you had a lovely weekend and are ready for another week of home learning! It has been thirteen weeks now and this will be your tenth week of home learning (and three weeks of holidays). We miss you very much x x


This afternoon you will be continuing our new Science topic 'Electricity' and then following that with some art.

Last week, you revised your learning from Year 4 and had a look at the symbols used to draw an electric circuit. Now, in Year 6, things get a little more complicated. This is what the National Curriculum says you should learn about electricity this year:



Monday 15th June 2020

LI: To understand where electricity comes from and how different appliances are powered in different ways.

Begin by watching the videos on the BBC page and then the Youtube one below.


What is electricity?

The Story of Electricity- A basic introduction for kids.

An introductory video to introduce the basics of electricity to primary school children. Most suitable for tuning in at levels F-2. 1. What is electricity? 2...

So, now that you have learned about where electricity comes from at the very start of it's journey, think about when you actually use it.


Warm up task:

Write down 5 things you can see (without even moving) that are powered by electricity. What sort of electricity are they powered with? Mains (a wire into a plug on the wall) or battery?


Main task:

Main Task 2:

Can you draw a simple circuit for one of the household objects above?


A good place to start might be the circuit from a light switch to the light itself. How does it turn on and off with the wires hidden inside your walls?


If you need to recap last week's lesson about circuits use the Youtube video below:

Drawing Circuits

This video is about drawing simple circuits and is for Key stage 3 pupils (pupils in Years 7 and 8). It introduces the idea that circuits have to be closed f...

Further thinking:

Think about how the appliances are powered. Where do they get their power from? How much power do they need? Next week we will look at power and voltage, but if you'd like to get ahead follow this link and look at these videos about what power really means







LI: To learn about Lubaina Himid and the meanings behind her artwork.


This week, in schools all across Liverpool, children will be looking at a challenge from  @CultureatLLP & @tateliverpool



Follow this link to work through the information about Lubaina Himid and her art:

Now, you should have thought about the questions asked throughout the lesson on the Tate website. Make some notes about your thoughts and feelings. This might be writing your answer to some of the questions, maybe whether or not you like her artwork, maybe it reminds you of something you have seen before. You might even like to add a few doodles or write down the name of your favourite image. Why did you choose that image? You might even want to use the internet to research more.


Miss Hesketh's favourite piece was 'ankledeep' (1991)


Himid is very interested in stories about Black women. Ankledeep shows two Black women standing behind a black shape. The black shape covers most of the women’s bodies. Almost like a sheet. There are pieces of shredded paper dropping from one of the women’s hands. What do you think the story in this painting is about? Some people say these two women are tearing up a map of the past. They want to create a new world where everything is fair. What would you change about the world? What would your new world look like? (Tate)


When I first scanned through the images, I didn't think that this one would be my favourite, but once I read about the information below it, it now certainly is! I also liked that this reminded me that there are lots of meanings to artwork, and there is more to like about art than just what it looks like- very much like you or me! There are lots of things in the world that I like very much, but I do agree that there are also things that don't seem fair. Linking (again) back to our learning about Martin Luther King, and using part of his famous speech, wouldn't it be great to live in a world where we were "not judged by the color of their skin but the content of their character"? That's something I would like to change right now.       -Miss Hesketh

LLP also suggest that you use Lubaina Himid and her artwork with your family. Use it as a starting point for discussion about shapes, colours, friendships, love, kindness, the strength of Black people throughout history - and how we might like to change the world!

Share what you do with @Kensingprimary, @CultureatLLP & @tateliverpool #BlackLivesMatter