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Year 6

Spring Term 2020

Home Learning

Well we are really missing you all and hope to be back together as a class as soon as possible. We hope you are all having fun and learning as much as you can at the same time. Enjoy the Easter weekend!

Remember to keep going with your daily essentials. We have added new activities for the coming week.

Miss Roberts and Mr Lowe

Daily Essentials:

- Times Tables:  continue learing up to 12x12 and practise your cubed numbers.

- Spellings: current list and Year 5/6 word list attached beneath.         

- Reading: continue to read your book from school and other texts you may have at home. Read aloud and to another person where possible.

 

Week commencing 13th April 2020

Maths

We hope you enjoyed the activities on Scale Factors and Ratio. This week, using the same website, we would like you to Select Week 3 and do one lesson per day (the first one is Lesson 1 - Vertically opposite angles). For each day there is a tutorial video to watch  before carrying out an activity sheet to test your understanding. Remember to check the answers provided so that you can self-assess how you've done.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

English

Create a story plan for your superhero. Remember 'Story Mountain' structure of planning a narrative - you will need:

1. Catchy opening - setting descriptions are often effective. For example, your character could be sat in their lair, den, cave or laboratory daydreaming about their past adventures. Describe the surroundings and make everywhere seem at peace.

2. Build-up - suggest something is going to happen. A newsflash might suddenly come on the TV warning of a giant tidal wave approaching the city. It could be a meterorite shower, earthquake or even a pandemic!

3. Problem - for example, the tidal wave hits the city, there is mass panic. This is a chance to think of what action takes place during this part of the story.

4. Resolution - What does your superhero do to save the day? They may be able to use their special powers to freeze the tidal wave, stopping it in its tracks!

5. Ending - After the problem has been solved, does life return to normal, or do you want to set your audience up for a sequel? You could suggest everything is ok but end with a cliffhanger!

Now write your superhero story - remember to include a variety of sentence types and a mixture of description, action and speech.

Check your punctuation and spellings and make sure you practise your handwriting. Take your time with the story and don't rush. It should be 2-3 sides of A4 paper in length.

Grammar

We hope your gramnmar quiz for the family was appreciated. Did you know more than the rest of your family? We hope so! I'm sure you impressed everyone with your knowledge. This week we'd like you to complete the activity entitled 'practise sentences' in the Year 6 writing document attached at the bottom of this page.

Science

Please see the attached document called 'Evolution and Inheritance'. This sheet will form the basis of your learning for this unit. I would like you to learn the contents of the whole page. Learn the key words and their definitions and the information about the two key scientists. Ask a member of your family to then test you on your learning -let them have the sheet and they can quiz you!

Topic

Access the 'Identifying the key features of mountains' powerpoint at the bottom of this page. Read carefully through and enjoy the wonderful pictures of the mountains. Complete the activity where you have to label the mountain environment. Carry out the extension work and if you have time, create your own factfile about a mountain in the UK of your choice.

Values

Our new value is 'Curiosity'. Over the next few weeks we will post two questions per week. You must choose one and find the answer to it. If you have a burning desire to answer a question of your own then you may!

Question 1: Why is the sky blue?

Question 2: What makes me hiccup?

Easter Activities:

Egg and Spoon Race

Try this good old-fashioned outdoor game after your Easter egg hunt is over! Egg and spoon races date back to the late 1800s. All you need are eggs (hard-boiled are the least messy) and metal or wooden spoons for each participant. Race individually or relay-style in the garden or local park.

Plant Flowers

Easter symbolizes rebirth, so what better day to plant some tulips or daffodils with your family? 

PE

  • Keep active as much as possible. Can you perform your own workout on a daily basis?
  • If possible, try to exercise outside each day, playing games, doing exercises or sports that you enjoy. Can you master a new skill? 
  • Here is a link to one of the Joe Wicks keep fit videos that you can do at home  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqLNxJe4L2I
  • Take time to relax your mind using the 'Peace Out Guided Relaxation' videos. Here is a link to one of the videos :                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXmq5idN23E

Week commencing 6th April 2020

Maths

Please access the following web page. Select Week 2 and do one lesson per day (the first one is 'Calculating Scale Factors). For each day there is a tutorial video to watch  before carryng out an activity sheet to test your understanding. After you have finished each lesson, check the answers provided so that you can self-assess how you've done.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

English

Create your own superhero. Draw a picture of them, give them an exciting name, costume, superpower and arch-nemesis!

Writing task: Access the PDF document at the bottom of this page - it is entitled 'Year 6 Writing'. Open the document and find the section about the floating island. Complete the activities ' Picture Play', 'A Day on my Island' and 'Dear Diary'. Do one task per day.

Grammar

Open the document 'Year 6 Writing' at the bottom of this page. Complete the Quiz Night Grammar activity and enjoy quizzing your family!

Science

Access your Purple Mash account. You were amazing with your understanding about the heart and blood. We now would like you to learn about the other vital organs of the human body. Complete the information text activity which is set as a 'to do'.

Topic

Read through the Powerpoint named UK Cities - you will find it at the bottom of this page. Answer the questions as you go along. Print off the blank map and question sheet (again attached at foot of this page). Plot the cities on the map using the internet or an atlas to help.

Easter Activities:

Egg and Spoon Race

Try this good old-fashioned outdoor game after your Easter egg hunt is over! Egg and spoon races date back to the late 1800s. All you need are eggs (hard-boiled are the least messy) and metal or wooden spoons for each participant. Race individually or relay-style in the garden or local park.

Plant Flowers

Easter symbolizes rebirth, so what better day to plant some tulips or daffodils with your family? 

PE

  • Can you create your own workout based on the activities you have learned in school and from Joe Wicks? Present it to your family and ask them to join in. Can you make one that lasts 15 minutes? Remember to leave space for a warm-up and short breaks between each activity.
  • If possible, try to exercise outside each day, playing games, doing exercises or sports that you enjoy. Can you master a new skill? 
  • Here is a link to one of the Joe Wicks keep fit videos that you can do at home  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqLNxJe4L2I
  • Take time to relax your mind using the 'Peace Out Guided Relaxation' videos. Here is a link to one of the videos :                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXmq5idN23E

Week commencing 30th March 2020

Maths

Make a temperature chart for a very cold place, a mild place and a hot place. You could research these places to find appropriate temperatures for each month across the year.

Produce a graph showing the monthly average temperatures for your 3 places. Think carefully about how you will label your x axis and y axis and use an appropriate scale and intervals on your y axis. Work out the difference in temperatures for each place for certain times of the year.

Can you create your own temperature problems and provide an answer sheet?

Revise finding 10%, 15%, 30% of numbers.

You may wish to test yourself on some past sat papers. (Follow link below)

www.sats-papers.co.uk

English

Research a superhero of your choice eg Spiderman. Create a factfile about them. Include their name, age, where they live, special features, what they are known for, their enemy or arch-nemesis.

Grammar

write sentences which use:

- the subjunctive mood.

- the past progressive tense.

-the present progressive tense.

- the active voice

- the passive voice.

Topic

Continue your project for your tour around the UK using the internet and other sources of information. 

Can you create a script for a tv advert, advertising a city or town on your tour. You could draw your advert out on a storyboard, you could even act it out and film it! The purpose would be to encourage someone to come to visit the city or town, so think carefully about what they might be interested in seeing and experiencing. Alternatively, you could creat a script for an open-air bus tour of the town or city. It would be your job to decide on certain sites around the city to stop at and what information you would provide to everyone at each stop.

Science

Using your garden or a nearby park, go on a nature walk. What living things can you see? which of the five kingdoms of living things would they belong?

Choose one plant or animal that you can see on your walk and research more facts about it back at home. Are you able to classify it? What kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus and species does it belong to?

Image result for seven levels of classification

PE

  • Continue to do the 'roll in the new month' exercises that you brought home at the start of March. Record your daily exercise on your calendar. 
  • If possible, try to exercise outside each day, playing games, doing exercises or sports that you enjoy. Can you master a new skill? 
  • Here is a link to one of the Joe Wicks keep fit videos that you can do at home  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqLNxJe4L2I
  • Take time to relax your mind using the 'Peace Out Guided Relaxation' videos. Here is a link to one of the videos :                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXmq5idN23E

Week commencing 23rd March 2020

Maths

Revise percentages, decimal and fraction equivalents.

Revise the formulas for finding the area of 2d shapes - Rectangles, Squares, Triangles and Parallelograms. Produce a poster about these four shapes. Check out the 'Useful Links' tab for helpful websites.

English

Please access the English section on the Primary resources website. Watch the Powerpoint presentation on 'Apostrophes'. Write your own sentences using apostrophes for possession and contracted words. http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/

Topic

Continue your project for your tour around the UK using the internet and other sources of information. 

Create a leaflet for a human landmark and a tour guide for a city or town that you will pass through on your tour. You could use Purple Mash for a template or you can create your own.

Science

Research the classification of a species of your choice within the animal kingdom . Can you find out its Latin name?

What makes it different from other species? Produce a factfile about your animal.​ An example for a lion is below. You can also include information about its appearance, habitat, diet and behaviour.

 

Image result for classifying a lionImage result for seven levels of classification

PE

  • Continue to do the 'roll in the new month' exercises that you brought home at the start of March. Record your daily exercise on your calendar. 
  • If possible, try to exercise outside each day, playing games, doing exercises or sports that you enjoy. Can you master a new skill? 
  • Here is a link to one of the Joe Wicks keep fit videos that you can do at home  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqLNxJe4L2I
  • Take time to relax your mind using the 'Peace Out Guided Relaxation' videos. Here is a link to one of the videos :                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXmq5idN23E

 

  • Mr Lowe and Miss R Roberts are the Year 6 teachers
  • This term our topics are 'The Mayans' and ' A Tour of Britain'
  • Mondays and Fridays will be our PE days for this term
  • PE Kit and a water bottle need to be in school every day
  • Red reading records and reading books should be brought in to school every day
  • Homework will be sent home on a Thursday to be returned by Tuesday
  • Spellings will be given out on a Monday and tested on a Friday (every 3 weeks) 

Important Dates

  • Thurs 16th Jan                Multi Cultural Team -Refugee Awareness – Year 5 and 6
  • Tues 28th Jan                  Key Stage 2 Swimming Gala at Kingsmead School – 2.15pm start
  • Fri 14th Feb                     Break up for Half Term
  • Mon 24th Feb                  Return to school
  • Tues 3rd March               Parents Evening (3.30pm- 6.30pm) – no extra curricular clubs
  • Wed 4th March                Parents Evening (3.30pm- 6.30pm) - no extra curricular clubs

 Please see the document below for more detailed information about what the children will be learning during the Spring term:

 

Headlines

World Book Day

The children had a wonderful day dressed up as book characters. They all looked amazing and went to so much effort.

Making Blood!

The children learned all about blood in Science this week and even got to make some 'blood' of their own!

Mayan Topic Day

The children had a fun-filled topic day to introduce them to the Mayan civilisation. They enjoyed a range of activities including cooking tortillas, exploring Mayan hieroglyphs, performing drama and investigating Mayan beliefs.

Mental Health Day - 'Just Ask'

The children took part in a range of activities involving how we should feel confident to share our feelings. Children were encouraged to speak up and 'Just Ask' if they were feeling unhappy. Our Art work involved looking at how people with communication difficulties can also 'Just Ask'. We practised using Sign language and Braille as a form of communication.

 

Our Trip to Stockport Air Raid Shelters

Year 5 and 6 had a wonderful trip to Stockport Air Raid Shelters, where they were transported back in time to the 1940s to experience what life would have been like as an evacuee!

Please see the document below for more detailed information about what the children will be learning during the Autumn term:

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