Waterloo Primary School

Where Pupils Shine


Weekly Timetable 


Suggested time






15 minute






30 minutes






40 minutes






10 minutes


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X tables


30 minute






1 hour

Wider curriculum topic

Wider curriculum topic

Wider curriculum topic

Wider curriculum topic

Wider curriculum topic

20 minutes







Personal, Social & Health Education (PSHE)

Here are some tips for talking to your child about relationships, puberty and human reproduction:

  • Be honest. If you don’t know the answer to a question, be honest and say so. Tell your child that you will need to find out and that you will get back to them with more information soon.
  • Remember that children are curious and want to know and understand. We tend to place our adult perspective on children’s questions and comments, when actually a child just wants (and needs) a very simple, age-appropriate, matter-of-fact answer. This answer will not involve an ‘adult’ understanding of a topic – it needs to be at a child’s level, with opportunity given for the child to be able to ask further questions if needed. Give yourself time to respond by asking something like, “What do you think that means?” or “Why do you ask?”
  • Keep lines of communication open. Having an open and honest relationship with your child can really help make conversations easier, so make sure that you are always willing to talk when your child needs you; if you can’t, explain why and find another time when it is more mutually convenient.
  • Use correct terminology. It helps that children aren’t confused by hints, euphemisms and innuendo; use correct terminology whenever you can, especially for body parts. This is hugely important for safeguarding too.
  •  Respond to what children say they need. Bear in mind that children’s lives today are very different from even five years ago. Therefore, the education they receive needs to reflect this. Research shows us that children want and need to understand relationships, puberty and human reproduction, and want to be able to talk with parents/carers about this when they have had lessons at school. We may feel that they know too much, when actually ignorance is the enemy of innocence.
  • Answer questions and don’t be afraid to say, ‘I really don’t know – let’s work it out or look it up together’. Have a phrase for awkward moments, such as, ‘That’s a good question, and let’s talk about it once we get home’.
  • Always respond. If you don’t, they may think it is wrong to talk to you about relationships, puberty or human reproduction and as a result you may find your child clams up when you want to raise the subject, now or in the future.
  • If it all feels too personal, try talking about people in books, films and favourite television programmes.
  • Enjoy it. Laugh with each other!
  • Work in partnership with us, your child's school.  



Pobble 365

Each day complete the tasks for the day based on the picture. These include:

  • Question time?
  • Perfect picture
  • Story starter - write the next paragraph / ending
  • Sentence challenge
  • Sick sentences


Please have a look at the appropriate spelling list and practise at least 5 spellings daily.


                                               Click on the image for a larger image. 







 To complete homework; practise maths that has been taught in class or have a try at things coming up have a look at the MyMaths website


Children should practise their times tables for at least 5 minutes a day using Times Tables Rockstars.

It is recommended that children practise their times tables for 15 minutes a day.


To see the end of Key Stage 2 expectations and practise some SATS style questions have a look at example SATS papers.







To see how the children perform calculations involving the four operations, please look at the calculation policy. 


Year 6 calculation policy.pdf


For support with any of the topics, visit the following websites




Develop your perspective skills:


Develop your sketching skills using this video tutorial:


Have a go at applying your skills to sketching fruit, plants, household objects and the view from your window.


 To develop your coding skills, set up a free Scratch account:

Or access free resources:

Design & Technology

Research, design and make and then evaluate an air-raid shelter that will be purposeful - fit a lego character in and shelter them; that will be water-resistant.

Design - draw your idea, labelling what each part will be made out of.

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Find out more about:

Climate zones:





Local History

Do you recognise any of the places in these photos that were damaged during WW2?


25/3/20 - Live online lesson  from SECRET WW2 BUNKER LIVERPOOL


The above link will be streaming a live Facebook history lesson on life in Wartime Liverpool -

aimed at Primary school age, but relevant for all. The lesson will include a tour around Western Approaches Secret WW2 HQ in Liverpool city centre. The lesson will also discuss the Battle of The Atlantic, the role of Liverpool during the war, rationing, air raids and more. All free of charge and any child who completes the lesson will get a free pass to Western Approaches worth £8 when we eventually re-open. Western Approaches will also be adding more lessons to You Tube to keep history as a topic for children to learn whilst they are off school.  Their lessons will be hosted by a fully qualified teacher. Just visit their Facebook page at 1pm and watch live. 


Find out about invasion for WW1 and WW2

What country was invaded?

Why was it invaded?

When was it invaded?

How long did they stay?

Was the invasion successful?





There are loads of videos about WW2 here including sounds of air raids, the sirens, Spitfire flying by. Learn about the Blitz



UPDATED 30.4.20

Singing at home

Young Voices (we were involved in their concert in Manchester a couple of year ago) have been doing some live

music sessions to do at home. So I thought it would be great to share them here with you. The 1st video below has

has  the "Mango, Mango" song that we have learnt in whole school singing. Perhaps you could teach those at home

this song that you won't be able to get out of your head! Sing children, sing!


Elevenses with Craig McLeish 26th March:


Elevenses with David Lawrence 2nd April


Sing Along with Hyper Tom 30th March


Listen to different styles of music classical / pop / reggae / rock. Which one do you like best? Why? Listen to different composers of your favourite style. How do they vary? Discuss the structure, the timbre you can hear, the temp and the rhythms within the music.


Watch videos on  to learn / revise the elements of music.


Composers and their music

Listen to and learn about different types of music from films like Star Wars and learn from people such as Dion Dublin on a  football pitch to explore Haydn's clever concerto.

UPDATED 30.4.20

Which piece do you like best? Why?

Delia Derbyshire – Doctor Who Theme (original theme by Ron Grainer)


George Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue


Hans Zimmer – Earth



John Adams - Short Ride in a Fast Machine 

Listen out for: The steady beat on the wood block.


Richard Wagner - ‘Ride of the Valkyries’ from ‘Die Walküre’

Listen out for: The elaborate use of leitmotifs - musical phrases associated with individual characters, places, ideas or plot elements.


Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges - Symphony No. 1 in G major – Allegro (1st mvt)  

Listen out for: The fast and intricate violin parts. Saint-Georges was one of the best violinists of his time and wrote complex music to show off his skills!


Joseph Haydn - Trumpet Concerto (3rd movement) 

Listen out for: The Finale, which, like much of Haydn's music, is peppered with good humour and fun!


Physical Education 

😀 PE WITH JOE starting Monday morning at 9am on Joe's YOUTUBE channel: The Body Coach TV 📺 Joe is going to be the Nations PE teacher everyday Monday to Friday at 9am. If you can tune in and workout with Joe - get your parents/carers to do it with you too!


Have a go at some these health and well-being activities:

Play your favourite music and dance to it. Really dance - make your heart beat faster.

How many can you do in 1 minute? - Predict and then try. Can you improve on this each day?

  • sit ups
  • push up
  • star jumps
  • leg raises (lie on the floor, legs straight lift and lower legs back down slowly - don't let your heels touch the ground)

Religious Education 

Learn about Judaism by watching these clips:


Learn about the Judaism and the Holocaust - There's a quiz too!



 Research about light.

  1. How does it travel?
  2. What is reflection?
  3. How does the eye detect light?
  4. Other interesting facts



Play some spanish games: