6 Horse Chestnut

Wednesday 1st April

Hi everyone, I hope you are all well and safe. I must admit, I didn’t even know what day it was when I woke up today!! I really miss you guys and I hope that you are enjoying working on your home learning packs.

Brandon and Nathan are enjoying doing some work today but they are both missing school and their friends (hopefully me too!). Keep up the good work boys.

What are your plans for today? School work? Garden fun? Send me a message to let me know how you all are to admin@stcolumbas.bradford.sch.uk

Here is your Maths challenge for today to keep your brain active.

Much love

Mrs Page xx


Oh Year 6, you lucky people. Look at the activities you can access on www.kidadl.com. If you run out of school work to do, there’s lots of activities for you to do on here.

This looks amazing Year 6 and ties in to our Science work! Straight after we get our hearts pumping with Joe Wicks! I will be logging on to see it and I hope you will join me! Mrs Page x


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Monday 30th March

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all ok and still staying safe! I am really missing all of your cheery faces and I can’t wait to see you all again (whenever that may be)! We celebrated Frankie’s 9th birthday this weekend and welcomed 4 new chicks into the world. Gilberta is still going through the shedding phase but she is still managing to pose for photos! I hope you have all had a great  weekend too.

I hope you are all practising your Easter Rap ready to send in…I can’t wait to see them!

Here is your daily Maths challenge to keep your brain active. Remember to keep sending me photos and messages to admin@stcolumbas.bradford.sch.uk.

Stay safe and smiling 6 Horse Chestnut, lots of love Mrs Page xx


Message from Holly – Hi Mrs Page, Holly is working extremely hard and I have attached a copy of her score sheet for the end of set A for Maths. She as done a lot of PE during her time off and I attach a photo for you. We hope you are keeping well.

Wow Holly well done on your scores and I love the PE photo on the trampoline! I am very well thank you and I hope you are too.


Friday 27th March

Hi everyone, I hope you are all cracking on with your Easter rap video for our competition. I can’t wait to see them all! Thank you to Brandon for sending in a picture of you doing a 10 minute spelling activity this morning. Keep up the good work!

I have been enjoying reading our book, Pig Heart Boy but when I went to pick it up this morning, Frankie was reading it and she is very reluctant to hand it back!! I hope you are all enjoying reading the book too but shhh don’t tell me how it ends!


Here is our daily Maths challenge to keep our brains active and a lovely message I came across that I thought I would share with you all.


Missing you all massively!

Mrs Page xx


Please send in your video entries by Wednesday 1st April, as the Year 5 and 6 teachers will be judging them before announcing the lucky winner on Friday 3rd April. The winner’s egg will be delivered on Friday 3rd April- good luck!!

Here is Nathan completing another 10 minute test buster…well done Nathan, keep up the good work!


A nice idea from the Mini Vinnie Society for you to create your own prayer x

Thank you for your lovely message and photos Natalie. I am missing you all too but it’s great to see you doing your work and getting your exercise safely on the trampoline! I hope you are all staying safe too x

Hi Mrs Page,

It’s me Natalie (Balos)

I just wanted to say I really miss the colourful classroom and all my friends (including you😂) I’ve been doing the 10 minute tests and the vocabulary ninja. Sometimes I’ve even been doing them outside because of the nice weather like yesterday. Also, I hope you are safe from the corona virus. From Natalie x Stay safe😊

Brandon’s been busy working on his story “There’s a wizard in my potting shed.” He has been talking about how he can set the scene in words to make it come alive to the reader.


Thursday 26th March

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all staying safe indoors (or out in your garden in the lovely sunshine). The girls and I have been busy doing the Joe Wicks (click here) workout everyday (see photo below) and keeping up with our school work. I know you will all be doing the same.

Thank you to Nathan for the picture of him doing the 10 minute maths tests and then I believe he was going to do some art in the form of fence painting!

Thank you to Brandon who sends a message to the rest of Year 6 – I just want to say good luck to the rest of year 6 and to keep working hard!! Brandon also says that he misses everyone and thank you for the learning pack. You are very welcome Brandon, it is important to keep up with our work even though we are at home.

As you know, reading is the key to everything, so I am pleased to share that audible are sharing free audio books and you can listen to 100’s of free books (I can’t contain my excitement at this!) Click here to start listening for free.

Gilberta is still shedding but I think she is nearly at the end….the girls and I keep spritzing her so she can get it off easily!

Take care guys and keep those photos/messages coming in.

Mrs Page x

p.s. Try these Maths challenges to keep your busy minds active



Brandon has been busy doing lots of 10 minute tests this morning and is now tackling the Maths challenge before he goes outside to do a bit of forest school in the back garden (building a safe camp fire and roasting marshmallows)!! Sounds amazing Brandon and well done for doing the Maths challenge…stay safe outdoors!

Thank you Charlie for your pictures this morning and your thumbs up to the Maths challenge. It’s good to see you hard at work and staying safe indoors.


Tuesday 24th March

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all staying safe tucked up at home! The girls and I have just completed the Joe Wicks workout and let me tell you, it is great for waking you up ready for your day! If you want to try it, he is doing them live everyday (click here).

Here are some challenges for you to have a go at in Maths. These will be great for consolidating the learning we have just done on metric measures and our earlier work on fractions.

Please keep getting in touch by sending messages and pictures to admin@stcolumbas.bradford.sch.uk. I love seeing your faces and your enthusiasm for completing the home learning packs!

Stay safe

Mrs Page x


Thank you for your lovely message Lacyleigh and glad to see you are working as hard at home as you do at school…keep up the excellent work!


Monday 23rd March

Good morning everyone! It is very strange not to be in school with you all on this lovely, sunny day but I am sure you are all hard at work! When doing your home learning, remember to take breaks and keep drinking fluids to keep you hydrated…you can even pop into your garden to enjoy the sunshine for 10 minutes (remember not to go out of the garden though).

Gilberta is shedding (again!) so I don’t think she is enjoying the social distancing and I think she misses the noise of the classroom but don’t worry, my girls are trying their best to look after her and keep up with the noise.

Please feel free to drop me an email with messages or pictures of what you are up to (admin@stcolumbas.bradford.sch.uk) as I miss seeing your cheery faces!

Take care and keep washing those hands

Mrs Page x


Is that Pig Heart Boy I spy?? Charlie working hard at home…I hope you are enjoying the book as much as I am!


Friday 20th March

Hi 6 Horse Chestnut,

I just wanted to say how incredibly proud I am of each and every one of you and how far you have come this year and even though there will be none of those pesky tests this year (shhh don’t say the name!), I am confident that you would have given them your all as you have with everything else you do.  I feel so blessed having had the opportunity to be your teacher this year.

I know you will all be working hard on the learning packs but here are some online RE resources for you to access at home to cover what we would have been learning in school (click here).

If you would like to keep me updated with what you are doing at home, please send pictures or information to admin@stcolumbas.bradford.sch.uk stating which class you are from and they will be passed on to me. I will be updating the page weekly (minimum) so I hope you will keep checking back to get updates from me.

Take care

Mrs Page x

p.s. Gilberta says hi too!


In the event of a closure Year 6 will be sent home with a learning pack.  Details of content and expectations are below.

Maths SAT Buster 10 minute test booklet and a personalised Maths booklet based on your child’s areas for development (as identified in our last assessment),

A piece of writing to complete which will be based on previous learning so it is accessible for your child (this will include Steps to Success, word bank and some ideas) KS2 Writing Checklist so your child can see what they need to include in their writing,

Reading SAT Buster booklet,

Our class book, Pig Heart Boy and some questions based around this,

Spellings – Years 3/4 and Years 5/6 for children to practise at home,

You will also receive ‘Topic’ homework which will be based on your child’s upcoming topic in the Summer term,

A workbook for all work to be completed in and a pencil.

As your child is in Year 6, we know how important their learning at this stage is and as such have set out some expectations for this homework.

Maths SAT Buster 10 minute tests – 1 of each to be completed per day,

Reading SAT Buster – 2 texts per week,

Writing – to be completed during the period we are off,

Pig Heart Boy – children to read 15 minutes per day and answer the questions.

It is also expected that children login and complete 3 sessions of Spelling Shed (click here) and Times Table Rock Stars (click here) per week as they would if they were in school.


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