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Junior School

Closure Learning


 Closure Learning - although you are not required to take a SATs test, practising SATs papers and SATs Boosters will help you to access the secondary school curriculum. Please continue to work through these tasks to give you the best opportunities throughout your education journey.


During this once-in-a-generation occurrence, we would like you to record your experiences as a primary source of historical importance. This could take the form of a diary, journal, scrap book, photographic montage or any other medium.

Continue daily reading - a wide variety of genres.


Every child now has access to Maths Whizz. Your username and password will be emailed.

Year 6 Investigates

Friday 20th March 2020

Year 6 Investigates: Sir Isaac Newton

In 1665, the Bubonic plague closed Cambridge University, the work place of the newly graduated Isaac Newton. For most of the following two years he was forced to stay at his home, contemplating at leisure what he had learned. During this time of closure, Newton laid the foundations of the calculus and extended an earlier insight into an essay, “Of Colours”, which contains most of the ideas elaborated in his 'Opticks'. It was during this time that he examined the elements of circular motion and, applying his analysis to the Moon and the planets, derived the inverse square relation that the radially directed force acting on a planet decreases with the square of its distance from the Sun - which was later crucial to the law of universal gravitation. So one of the most influential scientists of all time, formed his ground-breaking theories whilst in isolation. What will you be doing with your time?  

You could:

  • read about Newton's theories
  • try some of Newton's experiments
  • study the impact of the Bubonic Plague
  • test some theories of your own 
Wider learning

09:00 - 10:00 - daily workout with Joe Wicks - The Body Coach --

  • Virtual museum tours
  • Touch typing