Year 6

Welcome to the class page for Year 6.  I will update this page with work I would like you to complete at home!

Please continue to read regularly and consolidate your learning with the SATS booklets that you have taken home.

I hope you enjoy the tasks that I have set and I look forward to seeing some wonderful home learning!

Why not start each day with Joe Wickes and his 30 minute PE lesson?

Miss Andrew

To contact me during this period of school closure please e-mail Year6@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk and I will get back to you.

Friday (03/04/2020)

Maths
Please follow the link below and complete Week 2, Lesson 4 – Introduce angles and Week 2, Lesson 5 – Calculate angles.
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

English
Time to explore Pobble 365. Follow this link and work your way through each section on the web page. I can’t wait to hear about the next step in Zoya’s adventure!

Theme
Computing
Work through Levels 19-79 on Code for Life (Rapid Router). This task can be completed over a period of time – it might take a while! Once you have finished, you could use Scratch to re-tell your version of Zoya’s adventure, using all the skills you have acquired through through Code for Life.

Thursday (02/04/2020)

Maths
Please follow the link below and complete Week 2, Lesson 3 – Measure with a protractor.

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

English
Bleating Broadcast
A couple of days ago, I saw some images that made me belly-laugh:

Goating around: The goats make their way to their local convenience store for grass seed.

Goat to go to church: The goats attend their place of worship.

Click here for more.

These images of the infamous mountain goats were taken in one of my favourite places: Llandudno, North Wales. These goats are usually found on The Great Orme; however, they have decided to take over the town centre due to its desolate state!


I would like you to write a newspaper report (with a twist) about the event. Imagine that you are a mountain goat. Imagine that mountain goats have a daily newspaper and that you are the writer for it. Maybe call it “The Daily Bleat”? The choice is yours. Try and make the report as humorous as possible whilst maintaining a formal tone. I can’t wait to read these!

Here is a helpful list of the things that you should include in your newspaper:
– The name of the newspaper
– A headline with a pun, rhyme or alliteration
– A subtitle which gives a bit more information about what the report is about
– The reporter’s name
– An introductory paragraph containing the 5 Ws (what, where, when, who, why)
– Information about the main events presented in chronological order
– Pictures with captions
– Written in the third person and in the past tense
– Direct and reported speech
– Formal language
– Rhetorical questions
– A conclusion paragraph to explain what might happen next as a result of this event

Theme
Following on from your soup-making task last week, I would like you to design some packaging for your soup. How might you attract the target audience with your package design? What material would you use to contain the soup?
Think about the soup packaging you have seen in the supermarkets or have a look online at the best-selling soups. What do you notice about the packaging?
It’s up to you how you present your packaging. You might want to use cardboard or you might want to create some 3D drawings in your book. Make sure you account for the front, back and sides of the container. See below for some clever designs!

Wednesday (01/04/2020)

Hello, Year 6. I hope you are all well. I just want to say how much I have enjoyed looking at the home learning that I have had emailed to me so far; it’s been lovely to hear from you.
Thank you to Emily, Alexander, Max, Florence, Luke and Joseph for their brilliant book reviews on Monday. I will be watching out for them to be approved by Amazon and will let you know when they go live!
Keep up the good work and feel free to send your home learning to the Year 6 email address. 😊

Maths
Please follow the link below and complete Week 2, Lesson 2 – Ratio and proportion problems.
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

English
Log in to Espresso. The password should be inside of your Home Learning book. If you do not have it, please email me and I will send it to you.

Make your way to the KS2 English pages. Select the Grammar and Punctuation section, followed by Sentence and find the “Expressing possibility using modal verbs & adverbs” section. Work your way through the video, quizzes and activity.

Theme
Microorganism Madness

Time to investigate microorganisms! Watch this video to learn about microorganisms. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZjzQhFG6Ec

Then, watch this https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zggvr82 video clip to find out about the different uses for microorganisms.

Consider all the microorganisms mentioned in the videos (and any others that you know of) and decide whether they are harmful or helpful.

We are going to carry out an investigation about a type of fungi: mould!

Mould is the name for the types of fungi that grow on food. What do you think makes mould grow?
It is useful to know what makes mould grow so that we can stop it happening as fast and keep our food fresher for longer.

You will need 2 slices of bread and 2 clear plastic bags. Place each slice of bread in a plastic bag and then decide which one variable you want to change.
For example, you may put one slice of bread in a very light place and one in a very dark place. Or one may go in a very cold place such as the fridge or freezer and the other a very warm place such as over a radiator.

Decide which variable you will change. Use this variable to construct your question.
For example, if you are changing the dampness of the bread, your question may be: “Does damp bread go mouldy faster than dry bread?”.

Once you have decided on your variable, make a prediction on what you think will happen. Which slice of bread will grow mould the fastest?
Observe the bread over a week (at least) and collect your results as you go along. Take pictures of the bread each day to record your results.

  Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7
Slice A              
Slice B              

Don’t worry if you are unable to carry out the investigation at home.; I will carry out an investigation too. My independent variable will be the dampness of the slices of bread. I will use two slices of bread from the same loaf, but I will dampen one of the slices of bread and place them both in a dark cupboard. I will also use one other slice of bread in normal conditions as a control.  Make your predictions about my bread if you are unable to carry out the investigation at home.

Good luck!

Tuesday (31/03/20)

Maths
Please follow the link below and complete Week 2, Lesson 1 – Calculating scale factors.

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

English
Log in to Espresso. The password should be inside of your Home Learning book. If you do not have it, please email me and I will send it to you.

Make your way to the KS2 English pages. Select the Grammar and Punctuation section, followed by Sentence and find the “Using the active & passive voice” section. Work your way through the quizzes and activity.

Super challenge: Gerry (my cat) has had a traumatic few days. He appears to have got himself into a cat fight and has a nasty puncture wound on his side.

Use your imagination and see if you are able to write a short narrative, using the passive and active voice, about how the event unfolded. I’ll read any stories you send to him and let you know what he thought of them!

Here he is, feeling spectacularly sorry for himself!

Theme
Vicarious Viking

Log in to Espresso. The password should be inside of your Home Learning book. If you do not have it, please email me and I will send it to you.
Make your way to the KS2 History pages. I would like you to explore the information on the Viking page. Find out as much information as you possibly can about the Vikings.
Then, I would like you to click on the “printable resources” section and complete “Viking Times” task in your Home Learning book. Feel free to complete any other activities on the page.

Monday (30/03/2020)

Maths

Please follow the link below and complete Week 1, Lesson 5 – Using scale factors.

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

English

Amazon Analyst

Pick a book of your choice that you have read over the last year. Write a review of the book, clearly stating your opinion and thoughts about the text. Send them to me and I’ll upload the stand-out reviews to Amazon.com for the whole world to see!

Theme

I’m in the mood for dancing!

Time to get active and reminisce , Year 6. Follow the link below to sample a selection of the DDMIX dances. Pick your favourite dance and perfect your moves. Add some of your own moves if you’re up for the challenge. If you can, teach your family the dance and film it.

 

 

Friday (27/03/20)

Maths
Please follow the link below and complete Lesson 4 – Calculating Ratio.
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

English
All Ears
Follow the link and find Elevenses with the World of David Walliams. Enjoy listening to the story and then write a poem using figurative language about the main character.
Use similes, metaphors and personification to portray their personality.

Theme
Characteristics of Animals
Match the groups with the correct characteristics.

When you have completed this task, I would like you to research the characteristics of a platypus. What do you notice about the characteristics of this animal? Why might taxonomists have had difficulty classifying this weird and wonderful creature? Can you design a new creature that could be classified by a taxonomist?

Thursday (26/03/20)
Maths
Please follow the link below and complete Lesson 3 – Introducing the ratio symbol.
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

English
Expanded Noun Phrases
Watch the following videos to refresh your memory on expanded noun phrases.
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go/resource/t-l-53062-spag-tastic-meet-dave-what-is-an-expanded-noun-phrase-video-english

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go/resource/t2-e-3791-spag-tastic-getting-to-know-dave-what-is-an-expanded-noun-phrase-video

Complete one of the three activities from below to consolidate your learning:

Theme
Musical Masters
Instruments and Their Families
Listen to the following extract on YouTube (here).

  • What are the two instruments performing the piece?
  • How would you describe the tempo of this music?

Listen to the next extract on YouTube (here).

  • What two families of instruments can you hear?
  • Can you name an instrument you hear playing?

Listen to the next extract on YouTube (here).

  • Apart from the drums, name another instrument that you can hear.
  • Do you recognise this piece of music?

Wednesday (25/03/20)
Maths
Please follow the link below and complete Lesson 2 – Ratio and Fractions.
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

English
Viewing Virtuoso
Because of the link to our History learning (Anglo Saxons and the Viking Invasion), I would like you to watch a well-known film featuring a young viking: How To Train Your Dragon. If you are unable to access this film, please watch a film of your choice.
Following on from this, I would like you to write a film review. Only spend approximately 25% of the review retelling the plot. The review should mainly be about your opinion of the film.
Don’t forget to do the following:

  • Plan your writing
  • Think about what might make your writing unique – it could be a twist or standout viewpoint
  • Use a wide range of vocabulary, punctuation and sentence structures
  • Ensure your handwriting is neat and legible
  • Read through your work, checking your spelling, punctuation and grammar.

Theme
Manufacturing Mission
I would like you to select a variety of vegetables and seasoning to create a delicious vegan soup. Consider not only the flavour of the soup, but also the texture – would you prefer chunky vegetables or a smooth soup? Ask your family members to taste it and complete a sensory analysis (see below).

Click on the link below for some inspiration:
https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/vegan-soup

Tuesday (24/03/20)
Maths
Please follow the link below and complete Lesson 1 – Using Ratio Language.
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

English
Dear Diary
In your home learning book, submit a diary entry from yourself about the recent events. Tell your diary about how you have passed the time so far and how you are feeling about the current situation.
You never know – your diary entry could become a historical artefact in years to come!

Theme
The Linnaean System
Research the work of Carl Linnaeus. Watch the clip in the link below for a really helpful introduction.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks2-the-work-of-carl-linnaeus/zhnjf4j
Research how the species is classified at each level of the standard system of three the following living things:

Living thing:
Domain:
Kingdom:
Phylum:
Class:
Order:
Family:
Genus:
Species: