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Year 6

Summer Term 2020

Home Learning

 

Daily Essentials:

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

- Spellings:  New spellings in the English lessons and your Year5/6 spelling list is always accessible at the bottom of the page.         

- Reading: try to read a range of genres and types of texts. Remember that you can access First News online which has a range of fantastic news stories and reports. Read aloud and to another person where possible.

Week beginning 6th July 2020

 

Maths

Remember to warm up by practising your tables and cube numbers.

This week we would like you to access the White Rose website using the link below. Select Summer Term Week 11. Remember to access the worksheets and answer sheets at the bottom of this page. Look carefully and select the correct documents which are labelled clearly. Remember - Watch the video on the White Rose website, pause when instructed to, carry out the activity then check your answers. If you have made a mistake check your workings thoroughly to see where you may have gone wrong.

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

English

This week's English lessons will focus on a range of skills that will mean that you will be able to write an effective biography by the final session.The lessons will focus on reading comprehension, vocabulary, writing and spelling. You will need to make sure you have a pen and paper handy for each lesson and listen carefully to the instructions. The link below will guide you to the precise page we want you to access. This week scroll down and select the section entitled 'Biography' with the first lesson being called 'Reading focus: Structure'. Remember when the teacher asks you to pause and carry out the independent practice, pause immediately and press 'Next Activity' at the bottom right of the screen. This will take you to the activity and questions. When completed, return to the video for the answers. The end of the lesson will give you your spellings for the week and will be tested on Friday. Sometimes there are quizzes and often there is a writing activity. One tip - When you have finished a section of the lesson please press on 'Next Activity' at the bottom right of the page.

Here's the link:

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-6/english#subjects

 

Grammar and Spelling

Your new spellings are given in the English lessons above - at the end of lesson one there will be a list which will then be tested on the Friday. Remember that there is the full list of Year 5 and 6 spellings at the bottom of this page. Please keep practising 5 to 10  words each week from the Year 5/6 list and ask a family member to test you on them at the end of the week.

 

Week beginning 29th June 2020

 

Maths

Remember to warm up by practising your tables and cube numbers.

This week we would like you to access the White Rose website using the link below. Select Summer Term Week 10 and start on Lesson 1 'Introducing the Ratio Symbol'. Remember to access the worksheets and answer sheets at the bottom of this page. Look carefully and select the correct documents which are labelled clearly. Remember - Watch the video on the White Rose website, pause when instructed to, carry out the activity then check your answers. If you have made a mistake check your workings thoroughly to see where you may have gone wrong.

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

English

This week's English lessons will focus on a range of skills that will mean that you will be able to write an effective poem by the final session.The lessons will focus on reading comprehension, vocabulary, writing and spelling. You will need to make sure you have a pen and paper handy for each lesson and listen carefully to the instructions. The link below will guide you to the precise page we want you to access. This week scroll down and select the section entitled Poetry with the first lesson being called 'Reading focus: Comprehension Questions'. Remember when the teacher asks you to pause and carry out the independent practice, pause immediately and press 'Next Activity' at the bottom right of the screen. This will take you to the activity and questions. When completed, return to the video for the answers. The end of the lesson will give you your spellings for the week and will be tested on Friday. Sometimes there are quizzes and often there is a writing activity. One tip - When you have finished a section of the lesson please press on 'Next Activity' at the bottom right of the page.

Here's the link:

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-6/english#subjects

 

Grammar and Spelling

Your new spellings are given in the English lessons above - at the end of lesson one there will be a list which will then be tested on the Friday. Remember that there is the full list of Year 5 and 6 spellings at the bottom of this page. Please keep practising 5 to 10  words each week from the Year 5/6 list and ask a family member to test you on them at the end of the week.

 

Road Safety

The roads are much busier now after lockdown and you need to be as vigilant as ever. As you are growing up and secondary school is not far off, your arrangements for getting to and from your own school may differ considerably to now. You may also be allowed more freedom and responsibility to walk to places on your own, catch a bus etc. It is important that you keep yourself safe when these changes occur. Attached at the bottom of this page is a Road Safety quiz. Test yourself and then read the attached answers which provide an answer and explanation for each question.

 

Week beginning 22nd June 2020

 

Maths

Remember to warm up by practising your tables and cube numbers.

Can you remember BODMAS for the order of operations? Design a poster to explain this process.

This week we would like you to access the White Rose website using the link below. Select Summer Term Week 9 and start on Lesson 1 'Area and Perimeter'. Remember to access the worksheets and answer sheets at the bottom of this page. Look carefully and select the correct documents which are labelled clearly. Remember - Watch the video on the White Rose website, pause when instructed to, carry out the activity then check your answers. If you have made a mistake check your workings thoroughly to see where you may have gone wrong.

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

English

This week's English lessons will focus on a range of skills that will mean that you will be able to write an effective Explanation text by the final session. The resource you will be using for this is the website called Oak National Academy. The lessons will focus on reading comprehension, vocabulary, writing and spelling. You will need to make sure you have a pen and paper handy for each lesson and listen carefully to the instructions. The link below will guide you to the precise page we want you to access. This week scroll down and select the section entitled Explanations with the first lesson being called 'Reading focus: Summary'. Remember when the teacher asks you to pause and carry out the independent practice, pause immediately and press 'Next Activity' at the bottom right of the screen. This will take you to the activity and questions. When completed, return to the video for the answers. The end of the lesson will give you your spellings for the week and will be tested on Friday. Sometimes there are quizzes and often there is a writing activity. One tip - When you have finished a section of the lesson please press on 'Next Activity' at the bottom right of the page.

Here's the link:

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-6/english#subjects

 

Grammar and Spelling

Your new spellings are given in the English lessons above - at the end of lesson one there will be a list which will then be tested on the Friday. Remember that there is the full list of Year 5 and 6 spellings at the bottom of this page. Please keep practising 5 to 10  words each week from the Year 5/6 list and ask a family member to test you on them at the end of the week.

 

 

Week beginning 15th June 2020

 

Maths

Remember to warm up by practising your tables and cube numbers.

List all the prime numbers up to 100. Are there any quick tests that you have found out that would rule numbers out?

Keep an eye on the clock this week - can you convert significant times of the day to the 24 hour clock?

This week we would like you to access the White Rose website using the link below. Select Summer Term Week 8 and start on Lesson 1 'Solve 2-step equations'. Remember to access the worksheets and answer sheets at the bottom of this page. Look carefully and select the correct documents which are labelled clearly. Remember - Watch the video on the White Rose website, pause when instructed to, carry out the activity then check your answers. If you have made a mistake check your workings thoroughly to see where you may have gone wrong.

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

English

This week's English lessons will focus on a range of skills that will mean that you will be able to write an effective character description by the final session. The resource you will be using for this is the website called Oak National Academy. The lessons will focus on reading comprehension, vocabulary, writing and spelling. You will need to make sure you have a pen and paper handy for each lesson and listen carefully to the instructions. The link below will guide you to the precise page we want you to access. This week scroll down and select the section entitled with the first lesson being called 'Reading focus: Comparison'. Remember when the teacher asks you to pause and carry out the independent practice, pause immediately and press 'Next Activity' at the bottom right of the screen. This will take you to the activity and questions. When completed, return to the video for the answers. The end of the lesson will give you your spellings for the week and will be tested on Friday. Sometimes there are quizzes and often there is a writing activity. One tip - When you have finished a section of the lesson please press on 'Next Activity' at the bottom right of the page.

Here's the link:

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-6/english#subjects

 

Grammar and Spelling

Your new spellings are given in the English lessons above - at the end of lesson one there will be a list which will then be tested on the Friday. Remember that there is the full list of Year 5 and 6 spellings at the bottom of this page. Please keep practising 5 to 10  words each week from the Year 5/6 list and ask a family member to test you on them at the end of the week.

Fun task:

Find a country for every letter of the alphabet. Challenge a family member to take it in turns with you:

Example: Player one - A for Andorra. Player two - B for Bulgaria.

Can you try it with cities and towns?

Science

We have learnt a range of Science this year which have focused on the following five areas:

- Light

- Electricity

- The heart, blood and the circulatory system

- Classifying animals

- Evolution and Inheritance

Can you create a factfile on one of the topics we have learnt about? Maybe you might want to create a factfile or leaflet about all 5 areas and have a small section on each.

Topic

This week you are going to learn all about Queen Elizabeth 1, one of King Henry VIII's children. Firstly, we would like you to research this famous Tudor Queen using the Internet and books. Then show your key learning about her in your own way. You may wish to draw a picture of this great queen with facts around the picture or you may want to create your own written report. 

PE 

Last week you designed your own sports event or tournament for family members in your house or in the garden. How did it go? Write a report on how things went. You may even want to write a newspaper report including quotes from your family.

Design your own obstacle course in the garden using a range of apparatus and any sports equipment you have. You may want to include press-ups, star jumps etc at certain points of your course.  Can you time yourself and challenge a family member to try to beat your time? Try to better your time with every go.

Values

Consider each year of your life since you were born. How have you become more independent each year?

Draw a cartoon sketch for each year with a description of how you have become more independent. For example - being able to feed yoursef. Learning to ride a bike etc

Week beginning 8th June 2020

 

Maths

Remember to warm up by practising your tables and cube numbers.

3d Shapes. Can you recall the features of key 3d shapes?

Chant: 'I am a cube, I have 6 faces, 8 vertices and 12 edges.'

Chant the same for a cuboid, triangular-based pyramid, square-based pyramid, prism and  cylinder, changing the words of the chant with the properties for those shapes.

This week we would like you to access the White Rose website using the link below. Select Summer Term Week 7 and start on Lesson 1 'Find The Rule'. Remember to access the worksheets and answer sheets at the bottom of this page. Look carefully and select the correct documents which are labelled clearly. Remember - Watch the video on the White Rose website, pause when instructed to, carry out the activity then check your answers. If you have made a mistake check your workings thoroughly to see where you may have gone wrong.

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

English

This week's English lessons will focus on a range of skills that will mean that you will be able to write an effective diary entry by the final session. The resource you will be using for this is the website called Oak National Academy. The lessons will focus on reading comprehension, vocabulary, writing and spelling. You will need to make sure you have a pen and paper handy for each lesson and listen carefully to the instructions. The link below will guide you to the precise page we want you to access. This week scroll down and select the section entitled with the first lesson being called 'Diary Entry: reading focus'. Remember when the teacher asks you to pause and carry out the independent practice, pause immediately and press 'Next Activity' at the bottom right of the screen. This will take you to the activity and questions. When completed, return to the video for the answers. The end of the lesson will give you your spellings for the week and will be tested on Friday. Sometimes there are quizzes and often there is a writing activity. One tip - When you have finished a section of the lesson please press on 'Next Activity' at the bottom right of the page.

By the end of the week you should have written an effective diary entry. Here's the link:

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-6/english#subjects

 

Grammar and Spelling

Your new spellings are given in the English lessons above - at the end of lesson one there will be a list which will then be tested on the Friday. Remember that there is the full list of Year 5 and 6 spellings at the bottom of this page. Please keep practising 5 to 10  words each week from the Year 5/6 list and ask a family member to test you on them at the end of the week.

Fun task:

Which British King or Queen has reigned for the longest time? What about the shortest? Why such a short reign?

Can you learn all the monarchs' (Kings' and Queens') names in order from Henry Vii to present day? Research them, write them down and learn the order. This will be tricky to remember and may take some time. Ask a member of the family to test you at the end of the week. How many can you get right before making a mistake?

Science

You will have now learnt much about creatures, how they have evolved and how they have adapted to their environment. Your task is to complete the 'Tongo Lizard' activity which can be found in this week's resources at the bottom of the page. Think carefully about how you structure your short piece of writing. Use language carefully - try out some technical words that you may have learnt during your evolution topic.

Topic

Access the following website. Read all the text about Henry Vii and Henry Viii. After that, look at the sources closely. Use these to answer the three questions carefully. Remember to justify your responses with evidence from the text. After that, read the commentary section and then check your answers - there are links to these on the website page towards the bottom. Are you a Henry Viii expert yet?

https://spartacus-educational.com/ExamTEU3.htm

Art

Tudor tapestries were beautiful pieces of artwork that would adorn the walls of magnificent buildings  such as Hampden Court Palace (Henry Viii's home). They often showed life in Tudor times and acted as incredible sources for Historians to piece together the everyday hobbies and interests that these people had. A Tapestry is a form of textile art, traditionally woven by hand on a loom. Check out some of these below. Can you create your own design using pastels, paint or crayons after looking carefully at these examples? Will it be fit for a King to hang from his walls?

 

 

 

PE 

How did your challenge for a family member go? Did you manage to convince them to take it on? What skills did you use to do this and enourage them to take part?

Your challenge this week is to independently design your own sports event or tournament for family members in your house or in the garden. Think out carefully how to plan this. What resources would you need? What instructions would be needed to make sure everyone understood how to take part. What rules would be needed to ensure it was fair for everyone and how would you communicate these rules to make sure they are clear and understood? You might write them down for each participant or you might want to explain the rules by talking to them all before you start. I'm sure you will have lots of ideas for which sports or activities you may use!

Values

This week we want you to consider how independent you have been during this time at home during lockdown. Are there things you have tried out that you wouldn't have unless you were in this situation? Have you become more considerate and helpful to other members of your family?

The following poem 'What If' is very thought-provoking and powerful. Read through it carefully and think about whether or not you agree with its message. Do you find yourself saying 'oh yeah!' in response to certain parts of the poem?

What If

What if instead of falling “behind”, this group of kids are ADVANCED because of this? Hear me out.

What if they have more empathy, they enjoy family connection, they can be more creative and entertain themselves, they love to read, they love to express themselves in writing.

What if they enjoy the simple things, like their own backyard and sitting near a window in the quiet?

What if they notice the birds and the dates the different flowers emerge, and the calming renewal of a gentle rain shower?

What if this generation are the ones to learn to cook, organise their space, do their laundry, and keep a well-run home?

What if they learn to stretch a pound and to live with less?

What if they learn to plan shopping trips and meals at home?

What if they learn the value of eating together as a family and finding the good to share in the small delights of the everyday?

What if they are the ones to place great value on our teachers and educational professionals, librarians, public servants and the previously invisible essential support workers like truck drivers, grocers, cashiers, custodians, logistics, and health care workers and their supporting staff, just to name a few of the millions taking care of us right now while we are sheltered in place?

What if among these children, a great leader emerges who had the benefit of a slower pace and a simpler life to truly learn what really matters in this life?

What if they are AHEAD?”

Questions:

1. How do you feel you have developed during this time in Lockdown? Have you increased your levels of independence?

2. Are there any extra responsibilities you have taken on?

3. Is there anything that has become more important to you during this time?

4. What skills within the house have you learnt?

5. Who or what do you appreciate more during this time?

6. What have been the things that have helped you develop and the things that have held you back?

7. What effect has this poem had on you and how does it make you feel?

8. Can you write your own hopeful poem about lockdown. Hopefully you can perform/read this to us in the future :) 

Week beginning 1st June 2020

 

Maths

 

Remember to warm up by practising your tables and cube numbers.

Can you recall your decimal, fraction, percentage equivalents? What would 10% be as a decimal? 0.25 as a fraction? How could you show 67% as a fraction and a decimal?

This week we would like you to access the White Rose website using the link below. Select Summer Term Week 6 and start on Lesson 1 'Fractions to Percentages'. Remember to access the worksheets and anser sheets at the bottom of this page. Look carefully and select the correct documents which are labelled clearly. Remember - Watch the video on the White Rose website, pause when instructed to, carry out the activity then check your answers. If you have made a mistake check your workings thoroughly to see where you may have gone wrong.

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

English

This week's English lessons will focus on a range of skills that will mean that you will be able to write a complaint by the final session. The resource you will be using for this is the website called Oak National Academy. The lessons will focus on reading comprehension, vocabulary, writing and spelling. You will need to make sure you have a pen and paper handy for each lesson and listen carefully to the instructions. The link below will guide you to the precise page we want you to access. This week scroll down and select the section entitled with the first lesson being called 'Letter of Complaint: reading focus'. Remember when the teacher asks you to pause and carry out the independent practice, pause immediately and press 'Next Activity' at the bottom right of the screen. This will take you to the activity and questions. When completed, return to the video for the answers. The end of the lesson will give you your spellings for the week and will be tested on Friday. Sometimes there are quizzes and often there is a writing activity. One tip - When you have finished a section of the lesson please press on 'Next Activity' at the bottom right of the page.

By the end of the week you should have written an effective letter of complaint. Here's the link:

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-6/english#subjects

 

Grammar and Spelling

Your new spellings are given in the English lessons above - at the end of lesson one there will be a list which will then be tested on the Friday. Remember that there is the full list of Year 5 and 6 spellings at the bottom of this page. Please keep practising 5 to 10  words each week from the Year 5/6 list and ask a family member to test you on them at the end of the week.

Fun task:

Have any Kings or Queens divorced since Henry VIII?

Science

Create your own animal. How did it evolve? Which characteristics made it successful and why? Draw a picture of it and label its features. Create an encyclopedia entry for it.

Topic

This week you are going to learn all about the clothes that they wore in Tudor Times. Firstly, we would like you to look at portraits of Tudors on the Internet. What types of clothes did they wear? Discuss with an adult what you notice and whether you think all people in Tudor times dressed like this. Why do you think this? Why are there no portraits of poor Tudors?  Read the slides in the 'Tudor clothes information powerpoint' that is found under this week's resources. Can you create your own powerpoint on Tudor Clothing?

Art

Use your knowledge of Tudor Clothing to create your own perfect outfit or dress.

PE and Values

Remind yourself of last time's activity. Can you manage to convince someone else to take your challenge on? You may need to show them the skill and convince them that it will be good for them. Remind yourself of your activity from last week:

This week we would like you to set yourself a physical challenge. A challenge should be something that is difficult for you to do and requires you to keep trying or practising to achieve it. As you know, our new value is Self-Belief. To achieve a challenge you need to be able to stay positive and to believe in yourself - this is self-belief. You will also need to show other values such as resilience, determination and positivity.

First of all you will need to choose your challenge. You should ensure that you choose something that you want to achieve as you will need to put time and effort into doing it. Remember a challenge is not something that you can do easily; it should be something that will take practise and hard work. Here are some example challenges that you may want to choose from or you may want to come up with your own. You may need to adapt these to your own fitness and ability.   

  1. To run 5km. 
  2. To cycle 10 miles in under 1 hour. 
  3. To do 20 'Keepie-ups' with a football. Keep the ball from touching the floor using only your foot, knee or head. 
  4. To do 500 skips a day, for a week, with a skipping rope.
  5. Jump on the trampoline continuously for 30 minutes each day 

There is a fitness diary that you can find under this week's resources. Use this to record how you are getting on with your challenge. Record how you stay positive and have self-belief when it becomes difficult and you feel like giving up. How can you push away the negative thoughts and replace them with positive ones? What things can you tell yourself so that you don't give up? How can your family help you to believe in yourself and help you to keep going? 

English/Topic

Henry VIII is seeking a new wife! Use all your knowledge to convince Henry you should be the new queen. 

Use:

- An opening statement

- 3 reasons why he should choose you, separated into 3 paragraphs using effective openers (firstly, my next point, finally)

- A summary/conclusion

OR:

Write a poem or song about Henry VIII. Can you perform it to a family member? Can you make it rhyme?

Tudor Houses

Can you make your own Tudor House out of cardboard boxes? Here is a video clip on how to do this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx3l8ebV0eY

Check out the Tudor House powerpoint at the bottom of this page to learn more!

Maths

Can you manage to complete the following challenges this week?

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PE

Can you rise to a sporting challenge this week? The below activities suggest 30-days are needed, but we think you are far tougher than that!

Attempt to complete the activities in 4 days between Tuesday and Friday. If you want to really challenge yourself, try to complete them all in 48 hours. For the superhuman... is it possible to complete them all within a day? Keep a record of your time, your achievements, the hardest activity, the easiest and maybe ask a family member to take a picture of you in full flow!

 

Art

Continue with your Hans Holbein portrait work.

 

 

Week beginning 18th May 2020

Maths

 

Remember to warm up by practising your tables and cube numbers.

Can you remember your percentages? What is 50% of 2800? Can you find 25% and 75% of the same number? What about 10%, 20% and 1%. Now think of a way you can find 36% using your knowledge of the above.

This week we would like you to access the White Rose website using the link below. Select Summer Term Week 5 and start on Lesson 1 'Multiply and divide by 10 100 and 1000'. Try to do a lesson a day. When you access the link, you will notice that the video tutorials are there, but the activity sheets and answer sheets won't be. We have attached them as documents to the foot of this page, as well as the answers. Look carefully and select the correct documents which are labelled clearly. Remember - Watch the video on the White Rose website, pause when instructed to, carry out the activity then check your answers. If you have made a mistake check your workings thoroughly to see where you may have gone wrong.

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

English

This week's English lessons will focus on a range of skills that will mean that you will be able to write an effective setting description  by the final session. The resource you will be using for this is the website called Oak National Academy. The lessons will focus on reading comprehension, vocabulary, writing and spelling. You will need to make sure you have a pen and paper handy for each lesson and listen carefully to the instructions. The link below will guide you to the precise page we want you to access. This week scroll down and select the section entitled: 'Setting Descriptions' with the first lesson being called 'Setting description lesson 1: reading focus'. Remember when the teacher asks you to pause and carry out the independent practice, pause immediately and press 'Next Activity' at the bottom right of the screen. This will take you to the activity and questions. When completed, return to the video for the answers. The end of the lesson will give you your spellings for the week and will be tested on Friday. Sometimes there are quizzes and often there is a writing activity. One tip - When you have finished a section of the lesson please press on 'Next Activity' at the bottom right of the page.

By the end of the week you should have written A fantastic setting description! Here's the link:

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-6/english#subjects

 

Grammar and Spelling

Your new spellings are given in the English lessons above - at the end of lesson one there will be a list which will then be tested on the Friday. Remember that there is the full list of Year 5 and 6 spellings at the bottom of this page. Please keep practising 5 to 10  words each week from the Year 5/6 list and ask a family member to test you on them at the end of the week.

Fun task:

How many Kings have ruled England since 1066? How may Queens? How many have fought in battle?

What are the five tallest mountains in the world? Are there any mountains that haven't been conquered?

Science

Now that you have learnt all about Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution, and have looked at the fossil evidence to back-up the theory,  access the following links below. They have more fascinating facts about evolution. After you have read them all and enjoyed learning more, show your learning all about evolution. You can choose to do a factfile, a newspaper report, an informative poster or a leaflet. If you can think of another creative way of doing this then of course you can! Remember - try to show off all your learning in a fun and informative way. 
 

https://www.penguin.co.uk/articles/children/2019/mar/fun-facts-about-evolution-for-kids.html

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvhhvcw/articles/z9qs4qt

Topic

Last week you researched King Henry VIII. Did you find it interesting to learn about this famous king and his legacy? What was the most fascinating fact that you learnt? What was the most shocking thing you discovered about him? Can you remember who is 6 wives were and what happened to each one of them? This week BBC bitesize have a lesson all about King Henry VIII. The 'Horrible Histories' song may help you to remember his wives. Why not test your knowledge by doing the activity and the quiz about King Henry VIII? https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdj8wty

This week you are going to learn all about the food that was eaten in Tudor Times. Read the slides in the 'Tudor food information powerpoint'. There are then two activities on Purplemash that have been set as 2dos. One is to create a menu that is suitable for a Tudor king. The other is to create a fact file about one of Henry's wives. Choose one of his wives and use your knowledge and extra research to create your factfile. You can choose one or both of the activities to do. 

Art

We hope you enjoyed finding out about Hans Holbein, Henry's Court Painter. Access the powerpoint again and choose a portrait of Henry. Over the next two weeks can you reproduce a portrait of Henry VIII in the style of Hans Holbein. You can select one of his and copy it using your choice of materials, or you can draw your very own portrait of Henry VIII. Be careful to look at the key features and take your time. Look at the proportions and the colours used by Holbein and carefully plan out your portrait before you start.

PE and Values

This week we would like you to set yourself a physical challenge. A challenge should be something that is difficult for you to do and requires you to keep trying or practising to achieve it. As you know, our new value is Self-Belief. To achieve a challenge you need to be able to stay positive and to believe in yourself - this is self-belief. You will also need to show other values such as resilience, determination and positivity.

First of all you will need to choose your challenge. You should ensure that you choose something that you want to achieve as you will need to put time and effort into doing it. Remember a challenge is not something that you can do easily; it should be something that will take practise and hard work. Here are some example challenges that you may want to choose from or you may want to come up with your own. You may need to adapt these to your own fitness and ability.   

  1. To run 5km. 
  2. To cycle 10 miles in under 1 hour. 
  3. To do 20 'Keepie-ups' with a football. Keep the ball from touching the floor using only your foot, knee or head. 
  4. To do 500 skips a day, for a week, with a skipping rope.
  5. Jump on the trampoline continuously for 30 minutes each day 

There is a fitness diary that you can find under this week's resources. Use this to record how you are getting on with your challenge. Record how you stay positive and have self-belief when it becomes difficult and you feel like giving up. How can you push away the negative thoughts and replace them with positive ones? What things can you tell yourself so that you don't give up? How can your family help you to believe in yourself and help you to keep going? 

Week beginning 11th May 2020

Maths

 

Each day you should be warming up by practising your tables and cube numbers. Can a family member test you?

See if they can fire some tricky ones at you such as 40 x 700 or 0.7 x 400. You can adapt as you get more confident.

This week we would like you to access the White Rose website using the link below. Select Summer Term Week 4 and start on Lesson 1 'Multiply Fractions by Integers'. Try to do a lesson a day. There is a bit of a change from the usual instructions. When you access the link, you will notice that the video tutorials are there, but the activity sheets and answer sheets won't be. From now on, we will attach them as documents to the foot of this page, as well as the answers. Look carefully and select the correct documents which are labelled clearly. Remember - Watch the video on the White Rose website, pause when instructed to, carry out the activity then check your answers. If you have made a mistake check your workings thoroughly to see where you may have gone wrong.

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

English

This week's English lessons will focus on a range of skills that will mean that you will be able to write a newspaper report by the final session. The resource you will be using for this is the website called Oak National Academy. The lessons will focus on reading comprehension, vocabulary, writing and spelling. You will need to make sure you have a pen and paper handy for each lesson and listen carefully to the instructions. The link below will guide you to the precise page we want you to access. This week scroll down and select the section entitled: 'Genre Focus: Newspapers' with the first lesson being called 'Reading Comprehension: Fact Retrieval'. Remember when the teacher asks you to pause and carry out the independent practice, pause immediately and press 'Next Activity' at the bottom right of the screen. This will take you to the activity and questions. When completed, return to the video for the answers. The end of the lesson will give you your spellings for the week and will be tested on Friday. Sometimes there are quizzes and often there is a writing activity. One tip - When you have finished a section of the lesson please press on 'Next Activity' at the bottom right of the page.

By the end of the week you should have written your own newspaper report! Here's the link:

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-6/english#subjects

 

Grammar and Spelling

Ask a family member to test you on ten random spellings from the list below:

Broccoli     Raspberry     Raspberries   Strawberry   Strawberries   Cauliflower

Carrot   Mandarin   Peach   Peaches   Spaghetti   Yoghurt   Salmon  Spinach   Pavlova

Your new spellings are given in the English lessons above - at the end of lesson one there will be a list which will then be tested on the Friday. Remember that there is the full list of Year 5 and 6 spellings at the bottom of this page. Please highlight any that you are unsure of and practise 5 to 10  words each week and ask a family member to test you on them at the end of the week.

Fun task:

How many countries are there in the world? Which continent has the most countries?

What are the five longest rivers in the world and where can you find them? Which river passes through the most amount of countries on its journey?

Science

Hopefully, you will have enjoyed learning about the Theory of Evolution. Now that you have learned about Charles Darwin, access the lesson entitled 'How do Fossils Provide Evidence of Evolution'. Press 'Start Lesson'. Follow the activities through. Remember to click on 'Next Activity' when you complete a section. 
 

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-6/foundation#subjects

Topic

Last week you found out how Henry Tudor's victory at the Battle of Bosworth led to him being crowned King Henry VII, the first Tudor monarch. This week we would like you to research the Tudor monarch that succeeded him, King Henry VIII. Use the Internet, books and the PowerPoint 'Henry VIII and his 6 wives' that is under this week's resources to research the following questions:  

  • How old was Henry VIII when he became the King of England and how long did he reign for? 
  • What was his personality and what type of king was he? 
  • What were his hobbies? 
  • Who were his wives and children? 
  • What is his legacy? 

Your task is to make your own PowerPoint to present your research about King Henry VIII. 

Art

Hans Holbein was an artist that produced some of the greatest portraits people from the Tudor period including Henry VIII. Access the powerpoint on this great artist at the foot of this page and learn about this wonderful painter and his effect on Henry's life. You may decide to use a family member as a focus for your own portrait - but will they be able to sit still for long enough!

Values

Our new value is Self-Belief. With all that is going on at the moment it is more important than ever to stay positive and believe in yourself! Your teachers know what super strengths and talents you have and it is important to recognise that and use them to help yourself and others. It's also important to think of ways in which we can develop ourselves further. Access the powerpoint called 'Self-Belief' at the bottom of the page and follow the activities through.

PE

  • Think of 10 fitness challenges that you would like to set yourself to do for one minute each day. These may include things such as laps of the garden, burpees, hoola hooping, star jumps, jumps over a rope, squat jumps, speed bounces. Each day this week complete your challenges and record how many you did in 1 minute. Why not get the whole family to join in? Try to beat your own personal best.

 

Week beginning 4th May 2020

We hope you all appreciated a little time to go over your maths from previous weeks and enjoyed the percentage activities. This week we would like you to access the White Rose website using the link below. Select Summer Term Week 3 and start on Lesson 1 'Simplifying Fractions'. Try to do a lesson a day. Remember - Watch the video, pause when instructed to, carry out the activity then check your answers. If you got something wrong can you work out why?

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

English

This week's English lessons will link to our Science topic to do with nature and evolution. The resource you will be using for this is on a website called Oak National Academy. You will need to make sure you have a pen and paper handy for each lesson and listen carefully to the instructions. The link below will guide you to the precise page we want you to access. Select 'Information Leaflet Lesson 1: Reading Focus'. This will be your first lesson. Each lesson provides a video for you to watch and listen to. When the teacher asks you to pause and carry out the independent activity, pause and press 'Next Activity' at the bottom right of the screen. This will take you to the activity and questions. When completed, return to the video for the answers. Sometimes there are quizzes and often there is a writing activity. One tip - When you have finished a section of the lesson please press on 'Next Activity' at the bottom right of the page.

By the end of the week you should have written your own information leaflet! Here's the link:

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-6/english#subjects

 

Grammar and Spelling

Please practise your spellings for a test from your family next week!! 

Broccoli     Raspberry     Raspberries   Strawberry   Strawberries   Cauliflower

Carrot   Mandarin   Peach   Peaches   Spaghetti   Yoghurt   Salmon  Spinach   Pavlova

Fun task:

What is the biggest island in the world?

Which countries have the longest coastline? Can you find the top five?

Science

As you know, our focus of course is Evolution. We would like you to access the following link. When you have, scroll down to the lesson entitled 'What is the Theory of Evolution'. Press 'Start Lesson'. Follow the activities through. Remember to click on 'Next Activity' when you complete a section. 
 

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-6/foundation#subjects

Topic

Last week you found out how Henry Tudor's victory at the Battle of Bosworth led to him being crowned King Henry VII, the first Tudor monarch. This week we would like you to research the Tudor monarch that succeeded him, King Henry VIII. Use the Internet, books and the PowerPoint 'Henry VIII' that is under this week's resources to research the following questions:  

  • How old was Henry VIII when he became the King of England and how long did he reign for? 
  • What was his personality and what type of king was he? 
  • What were his hobbies? 
  • Who were his wives and children? 
  • What is his legacy? 

Your task is to make your own PowerPoint to present your research about King Henry VIII. 

 

Values

Our value is 'Curiosity'. We hope you enjoyed answering one of the key questions from last week. Please save your answers to share when you return to school. Here are your next challenges:

Question 1: Why do we yawn?

Question 2: What are stars and how many are there in the universe?

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 20th April 2020

Maths

We are a little ahead of ourselves in Maths as you will have been working over the Easter period so we want you to access Summer term Week 2 (w/c 27th April) which starts with Lesson 1 -  Angles in Special Quadrilaterals. 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

We would like you to edit your superhero story. Take each part of the story mountain structure at a time, read through each part and up-level your writing. Think of:

1. Alternative word choices - use a thesauraus or online thesaurus to help

2. Have you checked for a variety of sentence openers?

3. Check the tense - has it remained consistent throughout unless you have a reason (like a flashback) for changing it

4. Is there any extra detail you should add for any of the sections?

Then we would like you to write an alternative ending for your story. Was yours a happy ending? Maybe you could flip that into an unhappy ending or even leave on a cliffhanger for a sequel. Maybe you could exchange your happy ending for another happy ending. Be creative.

 

The story mountain structure is below as a reminder of each key part of your story:

 

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 and Spelling

This week we would like to issue you some new spellings. Some of our foods have tricky spellings. Please learn these. Can you think of any more tricky food spellings?

Broccoli     Raspberry     Raspberries   Strawberry   Strawberries   Cauliflower

Carrot   Mandarin   Peach   Peaches   Spaghetti   Yoghurt   Salmon  Spinach   Pavlova

Fun task:

Can you think of any countries that start with the same letter that they end with?

Can you write a haiku about being in lockdown? They are 3 lines long. The first line has only 5 syllables, second line 7 syllables and third line 5 syllables. Check out two examples below:

 

Exercise with Joe (5 syllables)                                                   Jacket Potato

Hard, tough but really funny (7 syllables)                               Tasty treat with cheese and beans

Worth it in the end (5 syllables)                                               Lunchtime is for me

by Charlotte SD                                                                       by Harry D

 

Science

Please see the attached powerpoint at the foot of the page about Edward Jenner. Access the links to watch the videos on the first slide. Take notes about this famous scientist and his discoveries as well as the Smallpox disease. After this, you could research some more and then complete the activities at the bottom of this page about this great scientist.

Topic

Choose a location for a campsite for your tour of the UK. Create a brochure to advertise the campsite to visitors. It must have access to a river and some information and facts about the river itself. You may need to research these key facts using books and the internet. You may wish to use a template from Purple Mash to help.

Extra challenge: In school last week we had fun learning capital cities. How many capital cities of countries in Europe can you name? How many more can you learn? 

Values

Our value is 'Curiosity'. We hope you enjoyed answering one of the key questions from last week. Please save your answers to share when you return to school. Here are your next challenges:

Question 1: What is a dream and what happens to our brain as we sleep?

Question 2: What is a rainbow?

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 beginning 27th April

We are a little ahead of ourselves in Maths so please complete any work from week one or week two of the summer term that you have not yet finished.

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

If you do complete these activities, we would like you to design a shop of your choice which sells at least 20 items. Give each item a price. Then reduce each item by 10%, 15%, 35% or for a challenge 43% (only choose one percentage that you are going to use). Now write down the new prices of each item. There is also a workseet to complete called 'percentage-calculations' at the foot of this page. You may even wish to do this beofre you design your own shop.

English

Your superhero has been entered into the 'WORLD'S BEST SUPERHERO COMPETITION!' Write a persuasive letter to the judges of the competition to explain to them why your superhero deserves to win.  Think about structuring your letter into paragraphs where each paragraph talks about a particular skill of your superhero. Try to use the 'Furthermore', 'In addition to', 'Additionally and 'Consequently' to really add impact to your writing.

Check your punctuation and spellings and make sure you practise your handwriting. Take your time with the advert and don't rush. It should be 1 side of A4 paper in length.

Grammar and Spelling

Make a poster to show all of the contractions that you know. E.g. couldn't =could not

Broccoli     Raspberry     Raspberries   Strawberry   Strawberries   Cauliflower

Carrot   Mandarin   Peach   Peaches   Spaghetti   Yoghurt   Salmon  Spinach   Pavlova

Fun task:

Can you think of any country for every letter of the alphabet?

Science

Please open the powerpoint called 'Theory of Evolution' at the foot of this page. Read through it all and take notes. Explain to a member of the family what evolution means and then write your own explanation of Darwin's theory.

Topic

Watch the following video to remind you about Grid References:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0du8v4EE_Y     (4-figure Grid References)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXuo_ocVMVU  (6-figure Grid References)

Have a go at the attached sheet at the foot of this page and answer the questions.

Create a treasure hunt for children to complete while staying at your campsite. Provide clues and grid references to support the activity. You may wish to provide two levels of difficulty to really challenge the children.

Extra challenge: write down as many counties in the United Kingdom as you can think of.

 

Week commencing 20th April 2020

Maths

We are a little ahead of ourselves in Maths as you will have been working over the Easter period so we want you to access Summer term Week 2 (w/c 27th April) which starts with Lesson 1 -  Angles in Special Quadrilaterals. 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

We would like you to edit your superhero story. Take each part of the story mountain structure at a time, read through each part and up-level your writing. Think of:

1. Alternative word choices - use a thesauraus or online thesaurus to help

2. Have you checked for a variety of sentence openers?

3. Check the tense - has it remained consistent throughout unless you have a reason (like a flashback) for changing it

4. Is there any extra detail you should add for any of the sections?

Then we would like you to write an alternative ending for your story. Was yours a happy ending? Maybe you could flip that into an unhappy ending or even leave on a cliffhanger for a sequel. Maybe you could exchange your happy ending for another happy ending. Be creative.

 

The story mountain structure is below as a reminder of each key part of your story:

 

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 and Spelling

This week we would like to issue you some new spellings. Some of our foods have tricky spellings. Please learn these. Can you think of any more tricky food spellings?

Broccoli     Raspberry     Raspberries   Strawberry   Strawberries   Cauliflower

Carrot   Mandarin   Peach   Peaches   Spaghetti   Yoghurt   Salmon  Spinach   Pavlova

Fun task:

Can you think of any countries that start with the same letter that they end with?

Can you write a haiku about being in lockdown? They are 3 lines long. The first line has only 5 syllables, second line 7 syllables and third line 5 syllables. Check out two examples below:

 

Exercise with Joe (5 syllables)                                                   Jacket Potato

Hard, tough but really funny (7 syllables)                               Tasty treat with cheese and beans

Worth it in the end (5 syllables)                                               Lunchtime is for me

by Charlotte SD                                                                       by Harry D

 

Science

Please see the attached powerpoint at the foot of the page about Edward Jenner. Access the links to watch the videos on the first slide. Take notes about this famous scientist and his discoveries as well as the Smallpox disease. After this, you could research some more and then complete the activities at the bottom of this page about this great scientist.

Topic

Choose a location for a campsite for your tour of the UK. Create a brochure to advertise the campsite to visitors. It must have access to a river and some information and facts about the river itself. You may need to research these key facts using books and the internet. You may wish to use a template from Purple Mash to help.

Extra challenge: In school last week we had fun learning capital cities. How many capital cities of countries in Europe can you name? How many more can you learn? 

Values

Our value is 'Curiosity'. We hope you enjoyed answering one of the key questions from last week. Please save your answers to share when you return to school. Here are your next challenges:

Question 1: What is a dream and what happens to our brain as we sleep?

Question 2: What is a rainbow?

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 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:

 

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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!

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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Resources for Week Beginning Monday 1st June

Resources for May half-term

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