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.

Follow this link for our Project Homework. 🙂

Please continue to read each day, use Oxford Reading Buddy and The Maths Factor to consolidate your times tables.

Well…Bubble 1 DID IT! They stayed silent! Well done to Bubble 1 – please continue fundraising as much as possible. We are so proud!

(02/07/2020) Year 6, I am truly lost for words this evening. I knew that you would be brilliant but never expected this many Just Giving emails in my inbox! 😀 Keep going – I am so proud of you all.

****Y6 BUBBLE 2****
****SPONSORED SILENCE****

Click the link below for our Just Giving page!
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/year-six2

Circulate the link to family & friends to raise money for your chosen charity: St Catherine’s Hospice Preston

***BUBBLE 2!!!! I am equally amazed at your fundraising efforts in such a short period of time! Don’t forget that you started two days behind Bubble 1 though! You are AMAZING! Keep up the great work!***

****Y6 BUBBLE 1****
***SPONSORED SILENCE***
Click the link below for our Just Giving page!
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/year-six1

Circulate the link to family & friends to raise money for your chosen charity: British Heart Foundation

***BUBBLE 1!!!! I am AMAZED at your fundraising efforts so far! You and your wonderful families have raised £110 for the British Heart Foundation so far (30/06/20). You are AWESOME! I can’t wait for our Sponsored Silence next Tuesday! My heart is full! <3 Keep up the amazing work!***

For those of you who are not currently attending school, please feel free to join in with the “Sponsored Silence”. Let me know which “bubble” you are “joining” for your fundraising efforts and spread the word.

W/C 06/07/2020

Hello, Year 6! It was great to see those of you in Bubble 2 last week. We look forward to welcoming Bubble 1 back this week for your final week at Penwortham Primary School!

Bubble 2: Please remember to complete outstanding activities at home for our virtual sports day. Follow this link to see the activities and how they should be done. Please email me your PB.

Thank you to all of you who have sent your favourite memory of your time at Penwortham Primary School so far; it has been lovely to watch the videos/read about them. If you have not yet sent your favourite memory, there is still time to do so! Please email it to me via Year6@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

When following links online, parents should monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online.
English
Spelling:
We have now worked our way through all of the Year 5/6 spelling list – well done! Go back and look at any of the words you found tricky and create your own spelling list this week. Learn these spellings and ask an adult to test you in them at the end of the week.

Have a go on spelling frame at the spelling tiles games for Spelling Rule 45 – Words with the /i:/ sound spelt ei after c. Click https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/37/44-Use-of-the-hyphen for the link.
When you feel ready, use the practice/test tool to self-assess.

GPaS:
Refresh your memory on synonyms and antonyms using this BBC Bitesize lesson.

Monday:
Space (Part Two)
Discover what it takes to become an astronaut, the exciting space explorations lined up for 2020 and beyond, and delve into the fictitious planet, Pandora.

Explore how to become an astronaut by reading these texts, making notes as you read each one. (You will need to become a member of LoveReading4Kids. Membership is free).

The Usborne Official Astronauts Handbook by Louie Stowell: https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/11250/The-Usborne-Official-Astronauts-Handbook-by-Louie-Stowell.html

Page 5 ‘How to Become a NASA Astronaut’ of Cool Astronomy 50 Fantastic Facts for Kids of All Ages by Malcolm Croft: https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/12345/Cool-Astronomy-50-Fantastic-Facts-for-Kids-of-All-Ages-by-Malcolm-Croft.html

Spacekids website: Ever wondered what it takes to become an astronaut: https://www.spacekids.co.uk/astronauts/

Imagine you have been asked to design a short guide / leaflet for NASA titled ‘How to Become an Astronaut’. The guide is for children aged around 9-11 to inform them of what it takes to become an astronaut. Using what you have read, create your leaflet/guide. You may wish to include these features:

– Instructional writing
– use the 2nd person You to write your guide ‘If you’re thinking of becoming an astronaut… You will need…’
– Rhetorical questions as sub-headings, such as ‘What will you need?’
– Clear diagrams / labelled pictures to support your information
– Presentational features such as bullet points/ numbering to order your information.

Tuesday

Find out about the history-making SpaceX rocket which has just landed at the International Space Station – making notes as you read:

BBC Newsround – SpaceX docks to ISS: NASA astronauts land safely and make history: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52526849

Imagine Newsround have asked you to do a TV news bulletin for their show about the SpaceX rocket landing.

Write a news report script about the landing. To help when writing your news script, think about including these points:

– Introduce yourself and explain what your news is, in a short summary sentence ‘Good evening, my name is… Tonight’s main news is…’
– Stick to the key facts – making your news as clear as possible
– You may wish to include quotes from the astronauts which can be found in the article
– Give a closing statement to end your bulletin ‘I’m … and this has been tonight’s news. Goodnight.’

To get an idea of how Newsround currently present the news, watch the show here:

CBBC Newsround: Watch Newsround – https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround

As you are writing your script, make sure you practise reading it aloud. Ask a member of your family to listen to you read – they may be able to help make suggestions for how you can edit/improve your report.

Once you have written your script, set up your ‘news area’ and perform it to a family member.

You may want to record your news report to send to me!

Wednesday
Explore and make notes about the planet Mars by watching and reading these sources:

Watch: Mars 101 – National Geographic: 

 

(Note: contains American spellings). 

Read: NASA Space Place – All About Mars: https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/all-about-mars/en/

NASA plans to have people land on Mars in the next ten years. Explore which spacecraft might get them there and what it would be like to travel to Mars by watching and reading these sources:

Watch: Orion: Journey to Mars – How Will We Get to Mars? Space Week Live Channel 4:

Read: National Geographic Kids: Mars Mission https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/primaryresource/mission-mars-primary-resource/ (To access this resource, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the PDF button below ‘download primary resource’. This will download a zip file Mars PDF which contains the documents ‘Mission to Mars’ Pages 1 and 2 inside).

Based on all you have read and watched about Mars and the mission to land there, create a poster with interesting facts and information which might appear in a space magazine.

If you would like support with the layout of your poster, you may wish to look at this poster all about space facts: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/primaryresource/space-facts-primary-resource/ (To access this resource, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the PDF button below ‘download primary resource’. This will download a zip file which has the PDF ‘6 Out of This World Space Facts’ inside).

Thursday
Explore the fictitious planet ‘Pandora’ from the film Avatar by watching the clip below. (Note: Although Avatar has a 12 certificate, this extract is age appropriate). Pandora Discovered: 

After watching once, watch again – this time making notes about the planet as you watch. You may find pausing the clip at these times helpful to write down your notes:
– 0:00 – 0:56 mins
– 0:56 – 2:04 mins
– 2:04 – 3:33 mins
– 3:33 – end.

Based on the notes you have written, create a page, which might appear in a travel brochure, advertising a space trip to Pandora. When writing your advertisement, consider these points:
– Have you included an enticing title which will draw the reader in?
– Begin with an opening paragraph which gives an overview of Pandora and why they might want to visit.
– Include short subsections which describe what they might see if they took the trip.
– Don’t forget to use persuasive features, such as: appealing adjectives to describe the attractions, rhetorical questions, imperative verbs, e.g. ‘grab a ticket’ ‘book now’, facts and figures about Pandora.

Remember to keep checking through your work for spelling and punctuation.

Friday

Re-watch the Pandora video from yesterday’s session. As you are watching, imagine you are an astronaut about to embark on a journey to Pandora. Make a note of the parts you would love to explore and also the places/things which you would be nervous to encounter.

Pandora Discovered:

(Note: Although Avatar has a 12 certificate, this extract is age appropriate). After watching, now imagine you have just spent your first day in Pandora. Write a diary/ blog about your experiences – using the notes you gathered to help you.

Before writing your diary/blog entry, plan out each section/paragraph – you may wish to use this format to support you:

Section Thoughts and feelings
Spaceship journey to Pandora

 

Landing on Pandora/first impressions

 
First place visited (taken from your notes)  
Second place visited / meeting creature from
Pandora (taken from your notes)
 
Closing paragraph – where are you now? How do you feel about tomorrow?  

Keep reading through your diary/blog as you write to check it makes sense. Remember to check for spelling and punctuation too!

Maths
Please use the links below for the activity for each lesson. Please note, there are no videos matching this week’s lessons. This week’s focus is Four Operations .
Monday
Y6 Add and subtract integers
Y6 Add and subtract integers – Answers
Tuesday
Y6 Multiply up to a 4-digit number by a 2-digit number
Y6 Multiply up to a 4-digit number by a 2-digit number – Answers
Wednesday
Y6 Short division
Y6 Short division – Answers
Thursday
Y6 Long division
Y6 Long division – Answers
Friday
Friday Maths Challenge – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

Additional Maths:

Theme:
Monday: Geography
Follow this link and learn about the Galápagos Islands including their location, environment, dramatic landscape and amazing wildlife. Can you remember the name of the scientist we studied, who travelled to the Galápagos Islands?

Tuesday: Music
Follow this link and learn about how texture can be used to make music more interesting, how pop songs are structured and the importance of pitch and melody.

Wednesday: Art
Follow this link and learn about the basics of street art, including some of the skills and techniques used so that you can have a go at creating your own masterpiece!

Thursday
Friday

Preparing for Secondary School:
If you have not been in school, please download this PDF document and complete the booklet with some help from an adult. Inside the booklet, you will find some really helpful information and tasks to help you prepare for secondary school.

If you haven’t already, have a look at the BBC Bitesize videos about secondary school transition.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zh4wy9q/starting-secondary-school/1

If you do have any questions surrounding transition, please contact me via the Year 6 email and I will try my best to answer them.

 

W/C 29/06/2020
Hello, Year 6! It was so lovely to see those of you who were in Bubble 1 last week. We are really looking forward to seeing Bubble 2 this week! 🙂 

Thank you to all of you who have sent your favourite memory of your time at Penwortham Primary School so far; it has been lovely to watch the videos/read about them. If you have not yet sent your favourite memory, there is still time to do so! Please email it to me via Year6@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

When following links online, parents should monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online.
English
Spelling:
This week’s spellings: spelling_y6_9_
Please spend some time this week practising Y5/6 spellings that I have uploaded. Use each word in context to write some superb sentences. Can you use a variety of simple, compound and complex sentences to write a paragraph using all the spellings provided? When you feel ready, ask someone to test you on the spellings.

Have a go on spelling frame at the spelling tiles games for Spelling Rule 44 – Use of the hyphen. Click https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/37/44-Use-of-the-hyphen for the link.
When you feel ready, use the practice/test tool to self-assess.

GPaS: 
Follow this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrprkxs and recap on how to use apostrophes.

Monday
Focus Theme: Space

Explore what is in our Solar System, the famous ‘Space Race’ and the thrilling, true survival space story – Apollo 13.

Find out about the Solar System by reading these two sources – making notes as you read about each planet:

Planetarium Junior Edition by Raman Prinja: https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/16329/PlanetariumJunior-Edition-byRaman-Prinja.html (You will need to become a member of LoveReading4Kids. Membership is free).

National Geographic Kids – The Solar System: https://www.natgeokids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/The-Solar-System-Primary-Resource.pdf

Now enjoy this rap on YouTube about the Solar System, ‘Outer Space: “We are the Planets,” The Solar System Song by StoryBots – Netflix Jr’:

Based on what you have read and watched, create your own rap, song or poem about the Solar System.

You may create your rap, song or poem in different ways, such as:

  • Use the rap you listened to on YouTube as a starting point and edit some of the lyrics/ add to the existing lyrics to create your own version.
  • Choose one part of the Solar System to create your rap/song or poem about e.g. your favourite planet.
  • Choose your favourite type of poem such as a limerick, haiku or acrostic and use this to write about the Solar System.

Make sure you keep practising your rap, song or poem by reading it aloud and editing as you write.
Once you have finished, have a go at performing it to someone in your house.
If possible, you could also record it to send to your me! If you are feeling really creative, why not make a music video to support your performance too!

Tuesday
Find out more about the moon by reading these sources. Jot down any facts that you find interesting:

Dr Maggie’s Grand Tour of the Solar System by Maggie Aderin-Pocock (Pages 4-5): https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/16676/Dr-Maggies-Grand-Tour-of-the-Solar-System-by-Maggie-Aderin-Pocock.html (You will need to become a member of LoveReading4Kids. Membership is free).

National Geographic Kids website – Facts About the Moon: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/science/space/facts-about-the-moon/

Moon by Stewart Ross (Page 3): https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/4227/Moon-by-StewartRoss.html (You will need to become a member of LoveReading4Kids. Membership is free).

Imagine you have been asked by the BBC to join Professor Brian Cox on a CBBC TV special about Space. He has asked you to do a five minute presentation on the moon.

If you are unfamiliar with who Brian Cox is, here he is in action (scroll down to the video ‘How earth was created’): https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zk7fy9q

When creating your presentation, consider these points:

– Think about writing a script or key notes for your presentation making sure you practise aloud so that it stays within the five minute limit.

– You may want to use a computer programme to create a presentation, such as PowerPoint, or design and create posters which you can refer to as you speak.

– Think about how to keep your audience engaged – maybe you could include some rhetorical questions which make your audience think more about your topic.

Once completed, have a go at performing it to someone in your house. If possible, you could also record it to send to me!

Wednesday
Discover what ‘The Space Race’ was, by reading and watching these sources – making notes as you read. Read: DK Find Out – The Space Race: https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/space/space-race/

Read: Pages 4, 5 and 6 of ‘Balloon to the Moon’ by Gill Arbuthnott: https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/16228/Balloon-to-the-Moon-by-Gill-Arbuthnott.html (You will need to become a member of LoveReading4Kids. Membership is free).

Watch: YouTube TedEd – ‘Who won the space race?’ – Jeff Steers: 

Imagine you have been asked to create a page for ‘Science+Nature’ magazine – about the Space Race. A sample of the magazine can be found here: https://sciencenature.theweekjunior.co.uk/look-inside

When designing your magazine page, you may wish to consider including these features:

– an exciting title

– fun-fact / ‘Did you know?’ boxes – subtitles for your different sections

– Be creative with your layout – use different fact boxes and images to make your page exciting to the reader.

– You may also want to include additional features, such as a quiz or word search.

Remember to keep reading over your work to check for spelling and punctuation.

Thursday
Discover who Katherine Johnson was and her amazing life by reading these sources – making sure you jot down notes as you read:

The Extraordinary Life of Katherine Johnson by Devika Jina: https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/16358/The-Extraordinary-Life-of-Katherine-Johnson-by-Devika-Jina.html (You will need to become a member of LoveReading4Kids. Membership is free).

Fantastically Great Women who Worked Wonders by Kate Pankhurst (Page 1): https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/16600/Fantastically-GreatWomen-Who-Worked-Wonders-Gift-Edition-by-Kate-Pankhurst.html (You will need to become a member of LoveReading4Kids. Membership is free).

NASA website: Who was Katherine Johnson? https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/k4/stories/nasaknows/who-was-katherine-johnson-k4

Based on what you have read, select one of the following two outcomes:

  • Biography – Write a short biography about Katherine’s life. Remember to write your biography in chronological order (from Katherine’s birth up until her death), selecting the key dates and facts about her life.

Or

• Comic strip – Design and create a comic strip about Katherine’s life. Make sure you plan out the story for your comic first – thinking about how many sections you want to split the story into, what captions you’ll have to add to the comic and the pictures you will draw.

Friday
Find out about Apollo 13 – the most famous space survival story by watching and reading these sources:

Watch: YouTube – Apollo 40th Anniversary – Apollo 13 Animation: 

Read: DK Find Out – Apollo 13: https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/space/moon-landings/apollo-13/

Read: Apollo 13: The moon-mission that dodged disaster: https://www.space.com/17250-apollo-13-facts.html

Now watch this clip, taken from the film based on the story, ‘Apollo 13’ (rated PG).

The clip is taken from a scene towards the end of the film when the astronauts are on their journey back to earth. As you are watching, jot down how you think each of the people the clip focuses on (the families of the astronauts watching, the NASA workers and the astronauts themselves) are thinking and feeling. You may wish to use a table, such as the one below, to write your ideas:

People in the clip Thoughts/feelings
Families  
NASA workers  
Astronauts  

Apollo 13 clip: YouTube: Apollo 13 (1995) – Re-Entry Scene: 

After completing your table, write a narrative piece retelling this scene. You may wish to write it in third person (the astronauts …, the families waited …) or first person (I sat there anxiously waiting, I held my breath).

If you do decide to write your narrative scene in first person, decide whose perspective you are going to write it from – a NASA worker, a family member on Earth, etc.

Remember to keep checking over your work for spelling and punctuation.

Maths
Please use the links below for the activity for each lesson. Please note, there are no videos matching this week’s lessons. This week’s focus is Place Value.
Monday
Y6 Numbers to 10 million
Y6 Numbers to 10 million Answers
Tuesday
Y6 Compare and order any numbers
Y6 Compare and order any numbers Answers
Wednesday
Y6 Round any number
Y6 Round any number Answers
Thursday
Y6 Negative numbers
Y6 Negative numbers Answers
Friday
Friday Maths Challenge – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

Additional Maths:
Number of the Week Y6 Wk10
Number of the Week Y6 Wk10 Answers
 

Numoko

Theme:
Monday: PSHE
In today’s lesson, we will be looking at some of the heroes in the NHS who have worked tirelessly to protect us. So many doctors and nurses have come out of retirement to help – we need a new generation to support our wonderful NHS. As Deputy Prime Minister, you must convince children across the country to use school to develop the skills needed to succeed in working for the NHS.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/do-you-want-to-be-a-hero-0ccf91/activities/1/view

Tuesday: Art

Collect photographs and images of the sea to create a sea collage. This could be an impression of the sea or tones of blue, white and green to represent the waves and changing of tides. 

Super challenge: Use your collage as inspiration for some pebble art. Click here for inspiration.

Wednesday: Internet Safety
I know that a lot of you will be using the wonderful creation that is the internet at the moment to stay connected to one another. It’s really important that you maintain your friendships and keep in touch as much as possible but it’s also really important that we do this safely – especially when we are online. I have uploaded a few activities below about our online behaviour so please have a go at them and discuss them with an adult. 

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Thursday: PE
Today, I would like you to take part in our virtual sports day! Follow this link to see the activities and how they should be done.

Please do send me your results!

Friday: French
Today, I would like you to join Mr Innes and learn the vocabulary of clothing. Watch the video below and join in with him as he works through the vocabulary.

You will also need to watch the video about seasons (below) to be able to complete the seasons clothing challenge.

Then, I would like you to complete the seasons clothing challenge.

 

Please continue to read each day, use Oxford Reading Buddy and The Maths Factor to consolidate your times tables.

W/C 22/06/2020

Hi Year 6! I hope you have had a lovely weekend. Thank you to everyone who has sent me their favourite memory so far. I am still missing a few so there is still time to send it to me! Please keep them coming. 🙂 
Because I will be in school this week, I have uploaded all of this week’s home learning in one go as I will be less active on the website. Please do continue to contact me via the Year 6 email and I will get back to you as soon as I can. 

When following links online, parents should monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online.
English
Spelling:
This week’s spellings:spelling_y6_8_
Please spend some time this week practising Y5/6 spellings that I have uploaded. Use each word in context to write some superb sentences. Can you use a variety of simple, compound and complex sentences to write a paragraph using all the spellings provided? When you feel ready, ask someone to test you on the spellings.

Have a go on spelling frame at the spelling tiles games for Spelling Rule 43 – Adding suffixes beginning with vowel letters to words ending in – fer. Click https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/36/43-Adding-suffixes-beginning-with-vowel-letters-to-words-ending-in-fer for the link.
When you feel ready, use the practice/test tool to self-assess.

GPaS: 
Follow this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmy8qnb and recap on how to use direct and indirect speech.

Monday
Focus theme: Explorers and Adventurers (Part Two)
Find out what it takes to survive in the jungle, read a real-life jungle survival story and dive into Katherine Rundell’s thrilling novel, ‘The Explorer’.

Explore how to survive in the jungle by watching this video and making notes: How to survive in the jungle – Lonely Planet Kids https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9D14IdTJg 4E


After watching the clip, read and make notes from the book referenced below, How to be a World Explorer Not for Parents (Lonely Planet Kids) – looking at these particular sections: – It’s a Jungle Out There (pages 10-11) – River Monsters (Page 12) – How to Escape from Quicksand (page 20- 21) – Jungle Jumbos (Page 22-23)

Click ‘look inside’ to view the book extract: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Parents-WorldExplorer-LonelyPlanet/dp/174321409X (Please note that this is a commercial site. Take care not to place any unwanted orders!)

Based on what you have watched and read, create an instruction manual /user guide titled ‘How to Survive the Jungle’ which could accompany someone about to undertake a jungle adventure. You may want to include sections such as:

• key equipment to take

• how to wrestle a crocodile

• how to survive an elephant attack

• how to escape from quicksand

Make sure your guide is easy to follow – with clear instructional writing and pictures/ diagrams to support your information.

Tuesday
Read and make notes on the jungle survival story of Juliane Koepcke, using the extract from Survivors by David Long here: https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/1338 1/Survivors-by-DavidLong.html (You will need to become a member of LoveReading4Kids. Membership is free.) Note: Due to the sensitive nature of this story, it is advised that it is read and discussed with an adult.

Imagine you are a news reporter who has just heard the news that a young girl – Juliane Koepcke, has survived eleven days in the jungle.

Write an article, suitable for a children’s adventure magazine, online newspaper or website, about the amazing survival story of Juliane – make sure you include information from the story so that it is factually correct.

The opening paragraph to an article, written about Juliane, can be found here: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/apr/07/from-the-archive-1972-observer-the-girl-who-came-back-alive-from-amazon (Note: this is a news page, so will contain links to current news articles).


Wednesday
Read and enjoy the opening (Flight – pages 1- 4) of The Explorer by Katherine Rundell here:

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/globalassets/resources/blogs/2017/september/the-explorer-katherine-rundell-extract.pdf

Now go back to the chapter you have just read and jot down any words or phrases that interest you and words and phrases that describe the plane. You may want to explore the meaning of some words by using www.wordhippo.com.

Based on the words and phrases you have collected, write a freeverse poem (a poem without any rules) to summarise the opening chapter. You may want to alter some words or phrases from the text or add your own to create your poem.

An example opening to a poem based on this chapter could be:
Man-made magic wish,
Joystick, throttle,
Vibrating,
Flying faster than the setting sun,
Following the swerve of the Amazon River,
Vast sweep of blue.

Thursday
Read and enjoy Chapter Two (The Green Dark – pages 6 – 17) of The Explorer by Katherine Rundell here: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/globalassets/resources/blogs2017/september/theexplorerkatherine-rundellextract.pdf

Based on what you have read, write a diary entry as Fred – reflecting on the day’s events. You may wish to use the following structure for your diary entry – writing Fred’s account of what happened and his thoughts and feelings for each section:

Structure:

1. The plane journey
2. Fred’s first glimpses of the rainforest
3. Meeting other survivors
4. The snake and finding a place to sleep

Remember to keep proof-reading your diary and check for spelling and punctuation.

Friday
Based on what you have read and watched over the past two weeks, choose one of the two following writing outcomes:

  • Predict what might happen to Fred and his friends in the Amazon Jungle after Chapter Two of The Explorer by Katherine Rundell and write your own version of the rest of the story.
  • Invent and write your own ‘survival’ short story. Create your own explorer; think about what their expedition is and where your story is set – jungle, arctic etc, what challenge/ challenges they face and how they overcome these.

Remember to check all punctuation, spelling and grammar.

Read/share your story with a family member in your household or via an online platform. Ask them for feedback about your story!

 

Additional activities:
Read about three famous adventurers by exploring the National Geographic Kids website here:
Captain Cook: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/general-history/captain-cook/
Charles Sturt: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/general-history/charles-sturt-2/
Alex Van Bibber: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/geography/general-geography/alex-van-bibber/

Watch videos about five famous explorers on the BBC Teach website KS2: Explorers here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/ks2-explorers/zjh8bdm

Maths
Follow the links within this document to find the corresponding video for your daily Maths home learning.
Monday
Lesson 1 – Area and perimeter
Lesson 1 Answers – Area and perimeter
Tuesday
Lesson 2 – Area of a triangle (3)
Lesson 2 Answers – Area of a triangle (3)
Wednesday
Lesson 3 – Area of a parallelogram
Lesson 3 Answers – Area of a parallelogram
Thursday
Lesson 4 – Volume of a cuboid
Lesson 4 Answers – Volume of a cuboid
Friday
Friday Maths Challenge – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

Additional Maths:
Guess Who 2 Player Game

Number of the Week Y6 Wk9
Number of the Week Y6 Wk9 Answers 

Theme
Monday 
Computing

Learn the basics of how to know what information you can trust online by completing the BBC Bitesize lesson: How do you know if you can trust a website?

Tuesday
Preparing for High School
Today, I would like you to reflect on your aspirations and set yourself some goals for the very near future. Open the document below and consider the things you would like to achieve at high school.
My Hopes and Aims

Wednesday
Preparing for High School
Open the document below and choose 4 or 5 scenarios that you might find yourself in at High School. With an adult, try to come up with some solutions to these situations and consider the steps you would take to overcome the problems.
Transition Scenarios

Thursday
Design Technology
Learn the basics of iterative design by following the link below and completing the activities.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmdqxv4

Friday
French
Learn the basics of talking about what day, month and time it is in French. Watch the videos and complete the two activities: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zckxdp3

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Friday 19/06/2020
When following links online, parents should monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online.
Read the biography of Sir Edmund Hillary, the explorer and mountaineer, here Ducksters: Sir Edmund Hilary website.

Now read facts about Mount Everest on page 6 of the following extract, making notes as you read Everest: The Remarkable Story of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay by Alexandra Stewart. (You will need to become a member of LoveReading4Kids. Membership is free).

Now follow Edmund Hillary on his trek up Mount Everest (by clicking the links to each part of the journey) here Scholastic – Relive Edmund Hillary’s Trek to the top of the world.

You can also see a visual of the journey they would have taken here Mount Everest Base Camp to Summit in 3D:

 

Based on what you have read about the expedition to Mount Everest, imagine you are Edmund Hillary about to embark on this journey.

Write a blog (imagine you have the facilities!) outlining each part of your journey. Try to have a balance of both facts and emotions he would have been feeling at each point.

Maths
Click here for a link to the Friday Family Challenge. The most suitable questions for Year 6 are 1 to 6. But why don’t you work with your family on the rest of the problems?
Click here for the answers.

Preparing for High School: A letter to my future self
Today, I would like you to look into the future…
You are going to write a letter to your future self. This could be you in a year’s time or you in a few year’s time, at the end of secondary school.

Imagine what you would like to become. How would you like to be portrayed? What do you want people to think and say about you?

Open this PDF document for a template and some ideas of things you might want to write to your future self.

 


Thursday 18/06/2020
When following links online, parents should monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online.

English
Explore Ernest Shackleton and one of the most remarkable survival stories of all time by reading (page 5 Ernie’s Endurance to the end of Trial 8 on page 7) of Science of Survival: Ouch! Extreme Feats of Human Endurance by Georgina Phillips here. (You will need to become a member of LoveReading4Kids. Membership is free).
https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/2930/Science-Of-Survival-Ouch-Extreme-Feats-of-Human-Endurance-by-Georgina-Phillips.html

Further information about Ernest Shackleton can be found here: Britannica Kids – Ernest Shackleton.

Now watch and enjoy a short video clip based on Shackleton’s 1914 expedition here: National Geographic – Shackleton’s Journey.

After watching, create a narrative (or voice-over) which could accompany this clip.

You may wish to do this as:

  • The Story of Shackleton’s Endurance Expedition – write a story of the expedition which can be read alongside the clip.

or

  • Imagining the clip is for a film trailer, create the voice over advertising the film to be released in the cinema.

Once you have written the script, have a go at reading it over the clip – making sure it fits in the time and you get all your information across to your viewer and listener.

Maths
Please follow the link and complete Summer Term – Week 7 (w/c 15 June) Lesson 4 – Miles and kilometres. Watch the video carefully, follow the instructions and complete the worksheet below. 
Click here for the worksheet.
Click hhereere for the answer sheet.

Theme: History
Please continue with the task you began yesterday. 🙂

Wednesday 17/06/2020
When following links online, parents should monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online.

Thank you for the memories that I have received so far! Keep them coming! 🙂

English
Find out what ‘The Race to the South Pole’ was by watching the short clip on the Royal Museums Greenwich website here (scroll down slightly to find the clip under the subheading, What was the race to the South Pole?).

Now read more about the race, making notes as you read, using pages 6-8 The Race to the South Pole of the PDF Antarctic Adventures here.

http://www.satspapers.org/SATs%20papers/2006%20optional%20SATs/Year%204%202006%20optional%20SATS/Y4%202006%20Optional%20SATs%20English/Year%204%202006%20optional%20SATS% 20English%20Reading%20-%20Antarctic%20Adventures.pdf

Now find out more about the two rival explorers, Robert Falcon Scott and Roald Amundsen, by watching and reading these sources:

Watch: BBC Teach – KS2: Robert Falcon Scott here.

Read: Ducksters biography – Roald Amundsen, here.

Based on all you have read and watched, create a non-chronological report which could feature in National Geographic Kids magazine. Try to include as many facts as possible – planning your layout before you start. You may wish to include images or drawings too.

Extra information and ideas for your layout can be found here: DK Find Out website – Who was the first to the South Pole?.

Maths
Please follow the link and complete Summer Term – Week 8 (w/c 15 June) Lesson 3 – Convert metric measures. Watch the video carefully, follow the instructions and complete the worksheet below. 
Click here for the worksheet.
Click here for the answer sheet.

Theme: History
For today and tomorrow’s theme home learning, I would like you to conduct some research into the following question:
“What were seaside holidays like in Victorian times?”

First of all, you will need to select a UK seaside resort to research, e.g. Blackpool, Scarborough, Llandudno, Brighton etc. Locate your resort on a map of the British Isles. You may find it useful to have a look at your chosen location’s current web page and see what it is like now.

I would then like you to research areas of interest such as:
– Beach activities
– Bathing
– Entertainment
– Piers
– Promenading
– Clothing
– Resorts

To carry out your research, it would be useful to explore a range of sources including film, photographs, paintings, first person recounts, historical artefacts (if your family have any) and text based evidence. Sources might include:

  • Victorian Britain – Seaside Holidays on YouTube (here).
  • Victorian Durham (here).
  • Promenading in Blackpool – Victoria Pier on YouTube (here).

I would like you to present your information in a PowerPoint Presentation, using your prior learning of creating links between different slides and web pages.

Tuesday 16/06/2020
When following links online, parents should monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online.

English
Discover what life is like in the Polar Regions of the world by exploring The School Run – Polar Regions website here (a useful video ‘BBC Teach: Life in the Polar Regions’ is also embedded towards the bottom of the page): https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/polar-habitats

Based on what you have read and watched, create a fact-file, suitable for a child your age, about the Polar Regions.

You may wish to create a glossary for words children may be unfamiliar with. The Words to Know section of the website you have explored may help you with this.

Don’t forget to check your punctuation and spelling – reading it aloud or asking a family member to read it with you may help.

Maths
Please follow the link and complete Summer Term – Week 8 (w/c 15 June) Lesson 2 – Find pairs of values. Watch the video carefully, follow the instructions and complete the worksheet below. 
Click Lesson 2 – Find pairs of values (2) 2019 for the worksheet.
Click Lesson 2 Answers – Find pairs of values (2) 2019 for the answer sheet.

End of Year
Today, I would like you to present your favourite memory (from your time at Penwortham Primary School) in whichever way you wish. This could be in the form of a video, voice-over, picture, stop-motion animation or even a poem/song! 

It must be no longer than 30 seconds to watch/listen to as we will place all the memories together to make one big leaver’s memory video!

If you have any questions or unsure about what to do for this task, please contact me on the Year 6 email and I will try to help you. Please complete this and send it to me by Friday 19/06/2020.

Enjoy! 🙂

Hi, Year 6! I hope you have enjoyed the half term break and the wonderful weather we have had – it has felt like we’ve been in sunny Spain all week! I hope you are ready for your final half term at Penwortham Primary School and I promise to do my very best to make it as special as we possibly can. Please continue to contact me via the Year 6 and I will reply as quickly as I can!

Please continue to read your own books each day, use Oxford Reading Buddy and The Maths Factor to consolidate your times tables.

Well done to Zayd, Holly and Joshua for your recent activity on Oxford Reading Buddy! Another well done to Emily for continuing to read regularly. Keep up the good work.

Monday 15/06/2020
Hi Year 6. I hope you enjoyed the weekend – we had a real mixed bag of weather didn’t we?! Well, today would have been the day that we were heading off to PGL! 🙁 Not to worry though, I have some PGL style challenges for you to complete throughout the week! 

When following links online, parents should monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online.

****CLICK HERE FOR PGL STYLE CHALLENGES!****

Look at the gallery below for our most recent home learning. Year 6, you are amazing!

English
Spelling
Please spend some time this week practising Y5/6 spellings that I have uploaded here. Use each word in context to write some superb sentences. Can you use a variety of simple, compound and complex sentences to write a paragraph using all the spellings provided? When you feel ready, ask someone to test you on the spellings.

Have a go on spelling frame at the spelling tiles games for Spelling Rule 41 – Words ending in –able and –ible Words ending in –ably and –ibly. Click https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/35/41-Words-ending-in-able-and-ible-Words-ending-in-ably-and-ibly-1-of-2 for the link.
When you feel ready, use the practice/test tool to self-assess.

GPaS
Time to refresh your memory. Complete this BBC Bitesize lesson about using commas.

Explorers and Adventurers  (Part One)

Find out what it takes to survive the wilderness and the brave people who have strived to explore unknown parts of the world.
Explore how to survive in the wilderness by reading and watching these sources, making notes from each:

Read: Ultimate Explorer Guide for Kids by Justin Miles here. (You will need to become a member of LoveReading4Kids. Membership is free).

Watch: Bear Grylls’ Ultimate Wilderness Survival Tips – Bear Grylls’ Escape from Hell here: (Note: Parental guidance recommended).

Watch: Bear Grylls’ Ultimate Survival School: Crash Course on the Basics of Survival here (Please note the warning at the start of this clip. Parental guidance recommended):

 

Based on what you have read and watched, create a ‘How to Survive in the Wilderness’ guide for a young adventurer.

You may wish to create your guide as a leaflet or alternatively, you could record your guide as a short documentary in the style of Bear Grylls.

Maths
Please follow the link and complete Summer Term – Week 8 (w/c 15 June) Lesson 1 – Solve two step equations. Watch the video carefully, follow the instructions and complete the worksheet below. 
Click here for the worksheet.
Click here for the answer sheet.

Have a go at this week’s number of the week challenge.
Click here for the answers.

Additional Maths
Play Hit the Button. It’s a great game for times tables, number bonds, halving & doubling and square numbers.

Play “An Odd Game” to consolidate your understanding of the properties of numbers.

Theme: Money Sense
Use this quiz to find out your money personality type. Are you a reckless spender or a savvy saver?

With an adult, complete some of the tasks on the What Things Cost activity sheet. Learning how to get value for money is a really important skill – you could compare prices in supermarkets on their websites and help with the weekly shopping list!

See if you can solve these MoneySense teasers faster than everyone in your family!

 

Check out Molly’s cover of the Doctor Who theme tune. She used the Garage Band app to create it. Impressive!

Hello, Year 6! I hope you have enjoyed your weekend. Please continue to share your home learning and anything you have been getting up to with me via the Year 6 email as I love to see what you have been doing! 
Remember: Not all of the tasks (such as additional maths, spelling and GPaS) that I upload need to be completed in the same day – they are available for you to complete throughout the week. 

Friday 12/06/2020

When following links online, parents should monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online.

Why not start your day with a morning challenge? Click on the picture below for a clearer image.

English
Use all you have read over the past two weeks about climate change to create a mini-documentary.

Mini-documentary: Imagine you have been asked to create a mini-documentary about climate change to feature on BBC. Select the topics that you have found most interesting and write a script informing others about climate change. You may wish to design posters, pictures or diagrams to be included in your documentary. If possible, video your mini-documentary and send to me. 🙂

If you enjoyed this week, why not try some of these additional activities?

Maths
Please follow the link and complete Summer Term – Week 7 (w/c 8 June) Lesson 4 – Solve simple one step equations. Watch the video carefully, follow the instructions and complete the worksheet below. 
Click here for the worksheet.
Click here for the answer sheet.

Preparing for High School: Responsible citizen

Open this document and read through the slides. Consider a topic that you are particularly passionate about that you would like to see change for the task. I can’t wait to see your letters!

Leavers “Assembly”:

Over the weekend, I would like you to think about your favourite memories at Penwortham Primary School. Note them down as you go along and try to choose your favourite memory. The reason for this task will become clearer next week…

 

Thursday 11/06/2020

Why not start your day with a morning challenge? Click on the picture below for a clearer image. Can you spot the spelling error? 🙂

 
When following links online, parents should monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online.

English
Watch Climate Change: the Polar Bear’s Story:

Further information about the impact of climate change on polar bears can be found here.
(Note: this webpage contains links to latest news features, plus some linked pages to the polar bear theme which are sensitive).

Imagine you have been asked to create a narrative (or voice-over) for the first clip watched today.

Your voice-over would need to describe polar bears and explain how climate change is impacting them. You can use all you have read and watched over the past few days about polar bears to help you write your script (or voice over).

You may choose to write this as a story which could accompany the cartoon images or a non-fiction voice over (like David Attenborough) explaining the problems.

Once you have written the script, have a go at reading it over the clip – making sure it fits in the time and you get all your information across to your viewer and listener.

Maths
Please follow the link and complete Summer Term – Week 7 (w/c 8 June) Lesson 3 – Substitution. Watch the video carefully, follow the instructions and complete the worksheet below. 
Click here for the worksheet.
Click here for the answer sheet.

RE
Follow the links and watch these clips:

‘My life, my religion’ about Hajj: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02mwk0y  

‘A trip to Mecca’
https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/clips/z9vcd2p

Follow this link and join Sara on her Hajj journey.

Reflect on why it is important for a Muslim to complete hajj. Draw a picture of the Ka’ba in the middle of a page and write down all the feelings a Hajji may have around the outside.

Write a short Hajj diary entry – including the experiences, emotions and personal reflections of a Hajji.

Wednesday 10/06/2020

Why not start your day with a morning challenge? Click on the picture below for a clearer image. 🙂 

When following links online, parents should monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online.
English
Watch Polar Bears 101 National Geographic Wild, making notes about them as you watch.

Now read about the polar bear in this Polar Bear Primary Resource – National Geographic Kids. Make notes as you read.
(To access this resource, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the PDF button below ‘download primary resource’. This will download a zip file containing Polar Bears on the Move and Undercover Polar Bears inside. You will need to register for free to access if you haven’t already done so).

Once you have watched the clip and read the information about polar bears, create a fact page based on what you have learnt.

Remember to proof-read your work to check it makes sense and for spelling and punctuation.

Maths
Please follow the link and complete Summer Term – Week 7 (w/c 8 June) Lesson 2 – Forming expressions. Watch the video carefully, follow the instructions and complete the worksheet below. 
Click here for the worksheet.
Click here for the answer sheet.

PSHE
Today I would like you to complete a lesson on staying  safe online.
Things to think about:

  • What can I do to keep safe online?
  • When do I need to ask permission?
  • What should I do if I see something scary online?

Follow this link and complete the two activities.

Send me a picture of the poster you design for Selfie.

Tuesday 09/06/2020
English
Read this page: Climate Change in the Arctic. Write down interesting facts as you read.

Now read this article Our Frozen Worlds (pages 1-5) and add any more interesting facts you find.

Based on what you have learnt about climate change in the Arctic, create a quiz for a family member, adult or teacher to answer.

Try to include a variety of question types including multiple choice and true/false.

Remember to proof-read your work to check it makes sense and for spelling and punctuation.

Maths
Please follow the link and complete Summer Term – Week 7 (w/c 8 June) Lesson 1 – Find a rule. Watch the video carefully, follow the instructions and complete the worksheet below. 
Click here for the worksheet.
Click here for the answer sheet.

Theme: PE
Today’s theme task links closely with this half term’s Science. Open this PDF document and try completing the activities. Some are to be completed with someone at home, others you can do on your own. You may want to film yourself when you get to task 6 so that you can remember your dance moves and teach them to a family member!

Monday 08/06/2020

Why not start your day with a morning challenge? Click on the picture below for a clearer image. 🙂 

English

Spelling
Please spend some time this week practising Y5/6 spellings that I have uploaded here. Use each word in context to write some superb sentences. Can you use a variety of simple, compound and complex sentences to write a paragraph using all the spellings provided? When you feel ready, ask someone to test you on the spellings.

Have a go on spelling frame at the spelling tiles games for Spelling Rule 40 – Words ending in –ant, –ance/–ancy, –ent, –ence/–ency. Click here for the link.
When you feel ready, use the practice/test tool to self-assess.

GPaS
Complete the BBC Bitesize lesson on using bullet points.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdmc47h

Focus Theme: Climate Change (Part Two)
This week focuses on calculating your own carbon footprint, exploring how climate change affects the Arctic and how this is impacting polar bears.

When following links online, parents should monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online.

Calculate your household’s carbon footprint, by clicking on Complete your questionnaire here (Note: adult support will be required to answer some questions).

As you are completing the questionnaire, ‘Did You Know?’ boxes and facts appear to the right. Make notes about some of the facts you learn as you click each question.

After you have completed the questionnaire, your carbon footprint will be calculated as a percentage. You can then click to view full results. This gives you a breakdown of each section’s result and what you can do to improve it.

Using all the information you have read, write down your carbon footprint percentage, facts about each section and what you intend to do in the future to improve your footprint.

Maths
Please follow the link and complete Summer Term – Week 6 (w/c 1 June) Lesson 4 –Percentage of an Amount. Watch the video carefully, follow the instructions and complete the worksheet below. 
Click here for the worksheet.
Click here for the answer sheet.

Have a go at this week’s number of the week challenge.
Click here for the answers.

Additional activities:
White Rose Maths Challenge – Questions 1-6 are most appropriate for Year 6, but feel free to challenge yourself beyond this.
Click here for the answers.

Use the Fraction Fun worksheet to answer questions about a hundred square…

Theme: Art
Remember when you chose an insect/wild animal/plant to complete a sketch study? Today, I would like you to create a sculpture of your chosen insect/wild animal/plant using materials that you have available to you. It might be that you use materials that you would normally put in the recycling bins or bits and bobs that you end up keeping because they “might come in handy”. You could even present your sculpture in the form of a meal for your family.

It might be helpful to carry out some research into nature sculpture artists beforehand for some inspiration. 

 

 

Friday 05/06/2020
English
Today, I would like you to complete this lesson on BBC Bitesize. In this lesson, you will re-cap on what parenthesis is and how to use it. I would then like you to write a short story or setting description (you decide) inspired by the image below. 

 If you would like some inspiration to start your story, use this document to get your creative juices flowing!

Maths
Please follow the link and complete Summer Term – Week 6 (w/c 1 June) Lesson 3 – Order Fractions, Decimals and Percentages. Watch the video carefully, follow the instructions and complete the worksheet below. 
Click here for the worksheet.
Click here for the answer sheet.

Preparing for High School: Dear Deidre…
In the gallery below, you will find a series of slides with scenarios you might encounter when you move on to high school. Work your way through the slides and see if you can think of any other solutions.

For the final slide, I would like you to write your own response to the scenario, as if you are Deidre.

 

Thursday 04/06/2020
English
Follow this link and enjoy an extract from the novel, Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief to learn about giving your opinion and summarising information. Complete the activities as you work your way through the web page. You can use the video transcript if you find it tricky to keep up with Stephen Fry!

Maths
Please follow the link and complete Summer Term – Week 6 (w/c 1 June) Lesson 2 – Equivalent Fractions, Decimals and Percentages. Watch the video carefully, follow the instructions and complete the worksheet below. 
Click here for the worksheet.
Click here for the answer sheet.

Theme: French
Follow this link and complete the lesson about how to talk about your hobbies and school in French. If you do not have any thin card, you could print out the template for your Eiffel Tower on paper and stick it to some cardboard. You might even want to make your own Eiffel tower using other materials!

Wednesday 03/06/2020
English
Spelling
Please spend some time this week practising Y5/6 spellings that I have uploaded here. Use each word in context to write some superb sentences. Can you use a variety of simple, compound and complex sentences to write a paragraph using all the spellings provided? When you feel ready, ask someone to test you on the spellings.

Have a go on spelling frame at the spelling tiles games for Spelling Rule 39 – Words ending in –ant, –ance/–ancy, –ent, –ence/–ency. Click here for the link.
When you feel ready, use the practice/test tool to self-assess.

GPaS
The other day, I was thinking about how amazing you all were when we were learning how to use semi colons; I was so impressed and proud of you all! Let’s see what you remember. Follow this link and complete the BBC Bitesize lesson on semi colons.

Maths
Please follow the link and complete Summer Term – Week 6 (w/c 1 June) Lesson 1 – Fractions to Percentages. Watch the video carefully, follow the instructions and complete the worksheet below. 
Click here for the worksheet.
Click here for the answer sheet.

Check out this week’s Number of the Week!
Click here for the answers.

Theme: History
What were early railways like in seaside resorts?

Take a look at the following images:
Passengers waiting for a train’ and the painting ‘To Brighton and Back for Three and Sixpence’ by Charles Rossiter (1859).
Study the pictures carefully and think about what these pictures tell us about train travel in Victorian times?

  • Who is travelling?
  • How are they dressed?
  • What are the conditions of travel? (e.g. how are they seated: do they look comfortable?

After answering the above questions for each image, consider the following:
– How useful was this source?
– How accurate do you think it is?
– What did you learn about the railways in Victorian times?

Carry out some research into the following questions and any others that you may be interested in finding out the answer to:
Were the carriages always so crowded?
How long did open carriages exist?
Did many accidents happen on the railways?

Take a look at some of last week’s superb home learning! Awesome robots, Year 6!

Hello, Year 6! I hope you enjoyed watching and learning the SATs dance last week along with the silly SATs activities I gave you.  Thank you to Joel, Jake, Zayd and Emily for sharing your SATs dance videos with me. They really brightened my day. 🙂
I’m so impressed by all of your hard work and I love seeing pictures of it too, so keep them coming!

Happy Birthday to Florence! I hope you have a lovely day! 🙂

Friday 22/05/20
English
Today, you will be writing a speech. Before you begin, read through the information on the link below. This will really help you understand the key features of writing a speech. Please note that you do not need to go any further than Activity 1.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znn2xyc

Imagine you have been invited by Greta Thunberg to join her at her next speech to World Leaders.

Imagine she has asked you to prepare a short speech about climate change and what you think needs to be done to combat it.

Watch these short clips of Greta in action for inspiration: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/49803015

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/49793394

Write your speech outlining what climate change is, its effect on the world and your five key ways to help combat it.

Think about using emotive, powerful language to persuade World Leaders that this is an urgent matter.

If possible, once you have written your speech, record/film it to send to me.

Maths
Follow the link https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ and have a go at Friday’s Maths Challenge. The most suitable questions for Year 6 are 1-6, but feel free to try any questions beyond that!

Times tables
Please continue to embed your knowledge of times tables using the website below.
https://www.themathsfactor.com/times-tables-check/#/menu

Theme: Music

Enjoy learning about composing music using found sounds and music technology by following the link below. When you have recreated the Doctor Who theme, voice/video record it and send it to me!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdh8jhv

 

Thursday 21/01/2020
English
Read and make notes about Greta Thunberg, a young environmental activist, taken from the book Earth Heroes by Lily Dyu here: https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/16709/Earth-Heroes-by-Lily-Dyu.html (You will need to register with LoveReading4Kids to view the extract. Membership is free).

After reading about Greta’s life, watch these two clips and make further notes about her life.

(Note: Due to the sensitive nature of some the content, it is advised that these clips are watched and discussed with an adult).

After reading and watching the clips about Greta Thunberg, create a short biography about her life.

Remember to write your biography in chronological order (from Greta’s birth up until most recent times), selecting the key dates and facts about her life.

Make sure you proof-read your work as you write, checking for spelling and punctuation

Maths
Please follow the link and complete Summer Term – Week 5 (w/c 18 May) Lesson 4 – Divide decimals by integers. Watch the video carefully, follow the instructions and complete the worksheet below. 
Click Lesson 4 – Decimals as fractions 2019 for the worksheet.
Click Lesson-4-Answers-Decimals-as-fractions-2019 for the answer sheet.

Theme: Science
Today, I would like you to explore what makes bulbs brighter in a circuit. Although we can’t experience this in real life right now, we can make predictions based on what we already know.

Log in to Espresso. Go to Science, Electricity (Upper) and “Videos”.
Watch the “Electrical circuits” and “Investigating circuits” videos. After you have watched the videos, click on “Activities” and have a go at the “Making predictions” activity. See if you can get full marks!

Tuesday Trivia:
Can you guess which birthday boy is hiding beneath the balloons? I believe there were 100 in total! Submit your answers to the Y6 email.
The answer was…Josh! Happy (belated) Birthday to Josh! A very happy (belated) birthday to Bradley, Natalie and Lola too! 

Wednesday 20/05/2020
English
Read the following three poems:
Ways to Change the World – Start Now by Matt Goodfellow (page 9 of extract)
Munch, Crunch, Packed Lunch … by Liz Brownlee (pages 12-13 of extract)
Couch Superstar by Matt Goodfellow (pages 14-15 of extract)

All of the above are taken from the extract of Be The Change by Liz Brownlee, Roger Stevens, and Matt Goodfellow, available here:
https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/16436/Be-The-Change-by-Liz-Brownlee-Roger-Stevens-Matt-Goodfellow.html
(You will need to register with LoveReading4Kids to view the extract. Membership is free).

After reading the three poems, select your favourite one. Write down which is your favourite giving reasons for your choice.

Now watch the rap Refuse, Reuse, Recycle on Earth’s Ekko: Together We Can Make A World of Difference from 11:00 – 12:22 mins here:

After watching the rap, create your own based on climate change. This may be completely written by yourself or you may choose to edit one of the poems you read earlier.

If you do choose to edit one of the poems, you could edit it in these suggested ways:
– adding an extra verse you have written and/or a chorus which could go between each stanza
– redrafting some of the lines using Word Hippo to help with improving the vocabulary
– removing some of the original lines / changing the order.

Once you have written your rap, have a go at performing it to someone in your house. If possible, you could also record it to send to me via the Y6 email!

Maths
Please follow the link and complete Summer Term – Week 5 (w/c 18 May) Lesson 3 – Divide decimals by integers. Watch the video carefully, follow the instructions and complete the worksheet below. 
Click Lesson 3 – Divide decimals by integers 2019 for the worksheet.
Click Lesson-3-Answers-Divide-decimals-by-integers-2019 for the answer sheet.

RE
Watch the video below. As you watch, use this grid to draw a picture to represent each pillar. Consider how the Five Pillars link and how each pillar helps to support and guide a Muslim to live their life the correct way.

Think about and discuss with someone at home why the Ummah is important to Muslims and how Muslims can support each other in times of difficulty.  (eg. during difficult times such as fasting (Sawm), the Ummah provide support as everyone else is also struggling it gives a feeling of community and togetherness). This can be developed by showing pupils pictures of Muslims from around the world, demonstrating unity in adversity.

Use this link to further expand your understanding of Islam: https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/zpdtsbk/resources/1

Tuesday 19/05/2020
English
Explore how you can help combat climate change, using the two sources below. Make sure you jot down notes as you are reading.

NASA Climate Kids website: What can we do to help?
https://climatekids.nasa.gov/how-to-help/

National Geographic Kids: 13 ways to save the Earth from climate change: https://www.climaterealityproject.org/sites/default/files/APR%2018%20NGK-Climate%20Change%20tips0.pdf

After reading the two sources, choose your top ten ways to help combat climate change. Create a poster to explain the ‘Top Ten Ways’ other children can help combat climate change.

When designing your poster, consider these points.

– Think about your layout – how will you make it stand out / eye-catching for your reader?
– Think about your main title and subtitles – how could you make these encourage the reader to continue reading?
– Think about your vocabulary – try to use precise vocabulary to make your explanations succinct.

Maths
Please follow the link and complete Summer Term – Week 5 (w/c 18 May) Lesson 2 – Multiply decimals by integers. Watch the video carefully, follow the instructions and complete the worksheet below. 
Click Lesson 2 – Multiply decimals by integers 2019 for the worksheet.
Click Lesson-2-Answers-Multiply-decimals-by-integers-2019-1 for the answer sheet.

At some point this week, complete the “Number of the Week” task by filling in all the boxes based on the number in the middle of this document.
Here are the answers for when you are finished.

Theme: Geography
Today, I would like you to carry out some research. Your focus question is: What is fracking? Information is available on the Residents Action on Fylde Fracking website (here) – check sources for bias. Why do some people protest against fracking? What are the benefits of fracking?

This a local issue that you may already have some knowledge/understanding about. I would like you to present your information as a mind map. See the surrounding images for inspiration.

Monday 18/05/2020

Please note that some of these tasks can be use throughout the week. I will upload spellings, GPaS and Number of the Week at the start of the week but they do not all need to be completed on Monday.

English
Spelling
Please spend some time this week practising Y5/6 spellings that I have uploaded here. Use each word in context to write some superb sentences. Can you use a variety of simple, compound and complex sentences to write a paragraph using all the spellings provided? When you feel ready, ask someone to test you on the spellings.

Have a go on spelling frame at the spelling tiles games for Spelling Rule 38 – Endings which sound like /ʃəl/ (e.g. social, crucial… etc.)
When you feel ready, use the practice/test tool to self-assess.
https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/33/38-Endings-which-sound-like-el

Reading
Please continue to read daily. You might find that you have more time to read right now, so what better time to get lost in a book! If you need any recommendations, please do contact me. I am still waiting for Amazon upload those fabulous book reviews that I had sent to me a few weeks ago; I have not forgotten! Well done to Josh, Zayd, Emily and Ebony for their recent activity Oxford Reading Buddy! Keep it up! Your log in details are in your reading record, but if you find that you need them again please contact me via the Year 6 email and I can forward them to you.

GPaS Focus: Similes, metaphors, and hyperbole

Follow this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhcc92p and complete the lesson about similes, metaphors and hyperbole. We have looked at figurative language previously, but I would like to see you use this in non-fiction writing. Try to apply your knowledge and understanding to  this week’s writing tasks.

Focus Theme: Climate Change
This week focuses on what climate change is, what we can do to combat it and how Greta Thunberg has become so influential in addressing this issue.

When following links online, parents should monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online.

Read National Geographic Kids – What is climate change? As you are reading, make notes for the information you find: https://www.natgeo kids.com/uk/discover/geography/general-geography/what-isclimate-change/ (Note: The explanation continues below the magazine advertisement).

Now watch CAFOD: Climate Change Animation for Primary Schools and make further notes: 

Imagine you have been asked to create an information page for a magazine based on climate change. Use your notes to create your page, making sure your explanation and facts are clear.

You can also use pictures/images to support your explanation. Remember to proofread your work as you write, checking for spelling and punctuation.

Maths
Please follow the link and complete Summer Term – Week 5 (w/c 18 May) Lesson 1 – Multiply by 10, 100 and 1000. Watch the video carefully, follow the instructions and complete the worksheet below. 
Click Lesson 1 – Multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1,000 for the worksheet.
Click Lesson-1-Answers-Multiply-and-Divide-by-10-100-and-1000 for the answer sheet.

Theme: History
The railway system of Great Britain is considered by many to be the oldest in the world. Originally built as a series of local rail links operated by small private railway companies, the railway boom of the 1840s saw it develop into a national network (although still run by dozens of competing companies).

Following the Bank Holiday Act of 1871, workers had a statutory right to take holidays and the growth of the railway network led to the development and expansion of British seaside towns, e.g. the railway line to Fleetwood which was a major factor in the growth of Blackpool. Some resorts were promoted by the railway companies themselves – Morecambe by the Midland Railway and Cleethorpes by the Great Central Railway.

View the short film about the coming of the railways on the BBC Bitesize website (here). Think about the impact the development of the railways had on people’s lives, comparing, and contrasting the different social classes.

Examine route maps for the railways such as the 1850 Bradshaw’s Map of the Railways on the Consulting Detective website (here) and this one of the North West coast on the Ancestry website (here).

  • Which are the main lines to and from London?
  • Which are the main towns or cities that are on the lines?
  • Why might the railways have been important to the Victorian economy or the trade in the towns or cities through which they passed?
  • Do any of the lines go to coastal areas?

Dear Year 6,

As today would have been the first of your tests,
Instead, take a breath and enjoy your rest,
You’ve worked really hard and aimed for greater depth,
But your work isn’t forgotten, you just took different steps.

As SATs week arrives, it’s not quite the same,
Even though the tests were printed, they just never came.
The classroom stands empty – displays still on the wall,
But it doesn’t feel the same, not without you all.

Fractions, percentages and times table drills,
Inference, retrieval and endless reading skills,
The grammar and spelling almost had us in tears,
But they were certainly mastered by you over the years.

Don’t worry, the SATs won’t happen this term,
But they’re not a true measure of what you actually learn.
Laughing and joking, science and art,
Your friends and lunchtime are what’s most of your heart.
We know your true talents and we hold them all dear,
Because you have been our family- all of this year.

There are so many things for which you’ve tried your best,
But so many more that can’t be defined by a test.
Stand tall and remember the people you’ve wowed,
While we sit here at home, quiet and proud.

Year 6, you’ve amazed us in coming so far,
So just remember, we don’t need a test to show us just how amazing you are!

Love from Miss Andrew & Mrs Brown

Year 6, I hope you safely enjoyed your VE Day celebrations and the lovely weather over the weekend. This week marks what would have been SATs week for us, and although it’s not going ahead, I want you all to know that we are so proud of the effort and hard work you were putting in to your learning in preparation for the week. 

Home learning will continue this week, but I might have a few tricks up my sleeve to keep you all entertained and make this week special. Watch this space…

Historically, after each day’s SATs papers have been completed, Year 6 would participate in the most spectacular dance, choreographed by several staff members. Maintaining this ritual, we will learn and build upon the 2020 dance on a daily basis, with or without SATs…

We hope you have been enjoying and learning the SATs dances so far. Let me know what you think of our choreography and be ready for Friday’s SATs dance task…

Friday 15/05/2020
English
Today you are going to write the opening to a story featuring your robot.

You will need to include a description of your robot using ideas you have gathered this week. Your story could be about your robot’s quest to satisfy their wish – whether it be for a heart, brains, new hands, or to become human.

To help you plan, consider:

Where is your story going to be set?

Will your robot have another character to help them along the way, just as Dorothy helped the Tin Man?

What obstacles might they meet along the way?

Remember to read through your writing to check it makes sense and to check for spelling and punctuation.

Maths
Follow the link and have a go at Friday’s Maths Challenge. The most suitable questions for Year 6 are 1-6, but feel free to try any questions beyond that!

Times tables

As you know, times tables unlock the door to so many maths skills. I know that many of you will have continued to consolidate your times tables knowledge and I continue to strongly support this. Here is a great website to help you practice your times tables further. Enjoy!
https://www.themathsfactor.com/times-tables-check/#/menu

SATs
Every day this week, you have been guided through the most extraordinary choreography you may ever see. Today, I would like you to film yourself performing the 2020 SATs Dance. It requires no music – just you and the moves. Send a video of your performance when you have filmed it. We can’t wait to see your videos!

Thursday 14/05/2020
English
Learn about why the Tin Man wanted a heart by reading Chapter 5 of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum:
http://www.gutenberg. org/files/43936/43936-h/43936-h.htm# Chapter_V

Compare the Tin Man’s plight with that of Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story (PG certificate). The Tin Man desperately wants a heart. What does Buzz Lightyear want? (to be human and not a toy).

 

Think about your own robot. What might your robot wish for? E.g. a heart, a brain, new hands to do a particular job, or simply to become human.

Write a character description of your robot as it might appear in a story. Remember in addition to all the physical features you may have included in your fact file or Powerpoint earlier this week, this time you will also need to include some of your character’s thoughts and feelings, just like L. Frank Baum did with the Tin Man.

Remember to read through your writing to check it makes sense and to check for spelling and punctuation.

Maths
Please follow the link and complete Summer Term – Week 4 (w/c 11 May) Lesson 4 – Fractions of an amount. Watch the video carefully, follow the instructions and complete the worksheet below. 
Click Lesson-4-Fractions-of-an-amount-2019 for the worksheet.
Click  Lesson-4-Answers-Fractions-of-an-amount-2019 for the answer sheet.

Theme: Computing
Follow this link and learn about programming and debugging. Have a go at the activities that follow the videos. 

SATs
Today, I would like you to try another extraordinary reasoning paper. Let me know your thoughts on this one!
silly_sats_reasoning_2_

Wednesday 13/05/2020
English
Complete or refine your robot creation built yesterday.
Today, you are going to write some information and/or explanation as to how your robot works.
This could be in the form of a Powerpoint or presentation to your family.

Remember to include key information, lifting ideas and vocabulary from your diagram or fact file created yesterday. If you are using Powerpoint, you may choose to insert some photographs of your robot too!

Click here for an explanation about explanation texts.

Maths
Please follow the link and complete Summer Term – Week 4 (w/c 11 May) Lesson 3 – Divide fractions by integers. Watch the video carefully, follow the instructions and complete the worksheet below. 
Click Lesson-3-Divide-fractions-by-integers-2-2019 for the worksheet.
Click Lesson-3-Answers-Divide-fractions-by-integers-2-2019 for the answer sheet.

SATs
Today, I would like you to have a go at the most spectacular reasoning paper you will ever set your eyes on. This one will really get you thinking…
Silly-SATs—reasoning

Theme: Art
Pick an insect/wild animal/plant of your choice, the more unusual the better. Print out (or look on screen at) photographs of your chosen insect/wild animal/plant and try to do a sketch study
(see below) of your creature/plant. You can use a range of drawing media e.g. pencils, biros etc.

Tuesday 12/05/2020
English
Using your research from yesterday, today you are going to have a go at creating your own imaginary robot!
Look at some of the pictures here for ideas from the artist Darrell Wakelam: https://www.trendsmap.com/twitter/tweet/1256855365452521472

Darrell Wakelam’s Twitter page: https://twitter.com/DarrellWakelam

What would you like your robot to do? What would its key function be?
What might it look like?
Draw a diagram with labels or create a fact file on your robot. View this clip here for ideas: https://www.goodnet.org./articles/9-home-robots-that-make-your-life-much-easier

Try to include some of the more technical vocabulary you may have read above, or heard in clips from yesterday. (e.g. futuristic, microscopic, series of actions, powered by, designed for, specific task, etc).

If you have recycling materials available, use junk modelling to create your own robot. I would love for you to send me a photograph if you manage to do this!

Maths
Please follow the link and complete Summer Term – Week 4 (w/c 11 May) Lesson 2 – Multiply fractions by integers. Watch the video carefully, follow the instructions and complete the worksheet below. 
Click Lesson-2-Multiply-fractions-by-fractions-2019 for the worksheet.
Click Lesson-2-Answers-Multiply-fractions-by-fractions-2019 for the answer sheet.

SATs
Today, you would have been sitting the reading paper. What better way to spend it than attempting a shorter version of this rather strange reading paper…

RE

What is Hajj and why is it important to Muslims?

Make a list of your achievements within the last 12 months. Reflect on how you achieved what you have – was it through being taught something new? Practice? Could you have done it two years ago? What has changed to allow you to develop your potential?

Use a mind map to note a range of people with different guidance roles (eg. police officer, teacher, mum, dad etc). Think about the type of guidance you might gain from each about how to get through the journey of life and add this to their branch like the example below.

When you have finished, I would like you to think about and answer this question:

Why humans might need the support of others during the journey of life?

 

Monday 11/05/2020
English
Spelling
Please spend some time this week practising Y5/6 spellings that I have uploaded here. Use each word in context to write some superb sentences. Can you use a variety of simple, compound and complex sentences to write a paragraph using all the spellings provided? When you feel ready during the week, ask someone to test you on the spellings.

Have a go on spelling frame at the spelling tiles games for Rule 37: cious or tious word endings. When you feel ready, use the practice/test tool to self-assess.

https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/7/37-Endings-which-sound-like-spelt-cious-or-tious

Theme: Robots (Part 2)

This week you will have the opportunity to explore, design and create your own robot!

When following links online, parents should monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online.

You will also make links with The Wizard of Oz referenced last week and begin writing a story featuring your own robot creation.

Today you are going to explore robots!

Watch, enjoy and find out how robots can be used in these clips. As you watch and read, collect and discuss some of the technical vocabulary.

Nat Geo Kids – Fun Facts About Robots

Five Robots that are Changing Everything https://www.youtube.com/watchv=17lk7D38ALY&feature=youtu.be

More information about robots can be found on this web page:
Controlling Physical Systems
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zs7s4wx/articles/zxjsfg8 and in this downloadable extract from National Geographic Kids –Robots
https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/16253/Robots-by-Melissa-Stewart.html
(You will need to register with LoveReading4Kids to view the extract. Membership is free).

After watching the film clips and reading the material, discuss with a family member the many ways in which robots can help/are used.
Write these uses in a chart or list like this:

Ways in which robots can help us

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

Maths
Please follow the link and complete Summer Term – Week 4 (w/c 11 May) Lesson 1 – Multiply fractions by integers. Watch the video carefully, follow the instructions and complete the worksheet below. 
Click Lesson-1-Multiply-fractions-by-integers-2019 for the worksheet.
Click Lesson-1-Answers-Multiply-fractions-by-integers-2019 for the answer sheet.

At some point this week, complete the “Number of the Week” task by filling in all the boxes based on the number in the middle of this document.
Here are the answers for when you are finished.

SATs…
I decided to have a go at GPaS Paper 1 today. Please can you mark it and let me know how I have done?

Miss Andrew’s GPaS Paper 1

Have a go at GPaS Paper 2 – Spelling. Ask someone at home to read out the spellings on this link to you. No peeping before the test!

Take a look at Summer 1 – Week 3’s home learning:

Greetings Year 6! I hope you enjoyed this week’s tasks as much as I enjoyed reading them. Here is a selection of our home learning from Summer 1 – Week 2. Enjoy!

Click here to see Keshav’s magazine about Treacher Collins syndrome and his “This Is Me!” poem.

isabella-english

Picture 1 of 7

Thursday 07/05/2020
English
In his novel, Pinocchio, the author Carlo Collodi describes the wooden puppet Pinocchio using the following vocabulary: insolent, derisive, rascal, imp, wretched.

Use a dictionary, thesaurus or Word Hippo to define these words. Investigate and collect a range of synonyms (words meaning the same or nearly the same) and antonyms (words meaning the opposite) linked to these words.

  • What impression do these words give you of Pinocchio?

Before reading today’s text, use a dictionary, thesaurus or Word Hippo to define the words immediately and desperately. Look out for these words within today’s story.

Read chapters 1-3 of Pinocchio at http://www.gutenberg. org/files/16865/16865- h/16865-h.htm

  • What ‘impish’ behaviour does Pinocchio display? Record in writing.

Maths
Please follow the link and complete Summer Term – Week 3 (w/c 4 May) Lesson 4 – Mixed addition and subtraction. Watch the video carefully and follow the instructions to complete the worksheet. 

PE
Time to wind down for the Bank Holiday Weekend! Today, I would like you to take some time to practise some mindfulness. Because we did not manage to complete our yoga PE unit of work in school, I thought I would bring the yoga to you! Find a quiet space, remember to focus your mind on your breathing and try your best to block any distractions from your mind. Use these yoga poses to create your own calming routine. I think you will recognise some of the poses that we have already learnt!

You might like to use some background music to take you through each yoga pose. See below for a recommendation.

Wednesday 06/05/2020
English
“He was secretly delighted at the possibility of being sold…”

Re-read the Tin extract, available here.

Collect phrases which suggest that Jack wants to be sold.

Think about and record in writing, responses to the following questions:

  • In what ways does Jack try to secure his sale?
  • Why do you think that Jack wanted to be sold?

“Christopher tried to dampen the hot, sickening anger he felt.”

  • Why was Christopher so unhappy about the sale?

Use a dictionary, thesaurus or Word Hippo to define the word ‘humanely’.

  • Which character behaves the most humanely in this chapter? Why?
  • Which character behaves in the least humane way in this chapter? Why?

Maths
Please follow the link and complete Summer Term – Week 3 (w/c 4 May) Lesson 3 – Add and subtract fractions. Watch the video carefully and follow the instructions to complete the worksheet. 

Theme
Since 1945 the end of World War Two in Europe has been marked by Victory in Europe Day, better known as VE Day. On 8th May 1945, Prime Minister Winston Churchill made an announcement on the radio at 3pm that the war in Europe had come to an end, following Germany’s surrender the day before. This year, the 8th May 2020 will mark 75 years since the first VE Day!

Work your way through the Picture News resource (below) and complete both challenges. Email your poem and image/model to me. I’m looking forward to seeing how you choose to celebrate VE day.

VE Day 75th Anniversary Resource – April 2020

Picture News Special Resource – VE Day 75th Anniversary 2020

Tuesday 05/05/2020

English
Before reading today’s text, use a dictionary, thesaurus or Word Hippo to define the words: animate, sentience, embarrassing, condolences and alleviate.

Read Chapter 1 of Tin by Pádraig Kenny. https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/1515 3/Tin-by-PadraigKenny.html (You will need to register with LoveReading4Kids. Membership is free).

Collect words and phrases which describe Absalom e.g. spidery, predatory, sly, a rattlesnake.

Role on the wall:
Draw an outline of a human figure to represent Mr. Absalom. Inside the figure, write words and phrases from the text which betray Mr Absalom’s true feelings and emotions, e.g. sly, a sour look, he could smell money about to change hands. Outside the figure, write words and phrases which describe the way Mr Absalom is acting/ may appear to others, e.g. smiling, gentle, sympathetic.

What impression of Mr Absalom does this chapter give? Write down your response.

Maths
P
lease follow the link and complete Summer Term – Week 3 (w/c 4 May) Lesson 2 – Compare and order fractions. Watch the video carefully and follow the instructions to complete the worksheet. 

Theme
Use this PowerPoint presentation on Twinkl (you will need to create a log in to download the lesson pack – Twinkl have extended their free membership. Enter the code CVDTWINKLHELPS here: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer) to learn about the symbols used to represent different electrical components.

Then, complete the Interpreting and Drawing Circuit Symbols Activity Sheet activity sheet to demonstrate your understanding.

Monday 04/05/2020
English
Spelling
Please spend some time this week practising Y5/6 spellings that I have uploaded here. Use each word in context to write some superb sentences. Can you use a variety of simple, compound and complex sentences to write a paragraph using all the spellings provided? When you feel ready during the week, ask someone to test you on the spellings.

Robots (Part 1)

During weeks 3 and 4, the focus texts each contain living characters made from metal or wood. You will explore extracts from Tin by Pádraig Kenny, Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, considering themes such as loyalty, friendship and adventure.

When following links online, parents should monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online.

You will also have the opportunity to design/ create your own robot child and write your own opening paragraph or short story about your creation.

The grammar skill I would like you to practice, use and apply in your writing this week is commas, brackets and dashes. Follow and complete this BBC Bitesize lesson and remember to use and apply this punctuation in any writing later on in the week.

Maths
Please follow the link and complete Summer Term – Week 3 (w/c 4 May) Lesson 1 – Simplify fractions. Watch the video carefully and follow the instructions to complete the worksheet. 

At some point this week, complete the “Number of the Week” task by filling in all the boxes based on the number in the middle of this PDF document.
Here are the answers for when you are finished.

If you’re looking for an extra challenge, complete the Magic Triangle Problem.

Theme
Music
Complete this BBC Bitesize lesson and learn about duration, tempo and Beethoven.

Hello Year 6! I hope you have been enjoying the home learning tasks. I have really enjoyed looking at the learning that you have emailed to me so far.
Please see the gallery below for some of Summer 1 –  Week 1 home learning!

Check out Mariella’s Circuit video!

Friday 01/05/2020
English
Today you are going to write your own opening chapter about a child’s first day at school, a child who is different in some way.
Watch these clips:
Tamara

The Present

Little Freak
Choose one of the above as a character for your story. Think about what you have read/watched this week regarding Auggie. See the table below for a way to plan your story.

After you have planned your story, write your first chapter.
Think about all the writing techniques that you have been taught in Year 6 and see how many you can use in your chapter.

Read back your chapter out loud and check back over your spelling and punctuation ensuring you have included some sentences using the passive voice.

Maths
Please follow the link and complete Summer Term – Week 2 (w/c 27 April) Friday Maths Challenge.

Complete the “Number of the Week” task by filling in all the boxes based on the number in the middle of this PDF document.
Here are the answers for when you are finished.

Theme – History
Scarborough and Margate are identified as being amongst the earliest seaside resorts. Read the Scarborough Visitor Guide (here) and the Welcome to Margate website (here).

Identify the key events from these pages which link with the theme of leisure and holidays. Create a timeline of these key events. Can you represent the key events in an extraordinary way? Time to think outside the box again!

 

Thursday 30/04/2020
English
Poetry – Beautifully different, wonderfully the same!

Read this poem.
Look up the word ‘ugly’ in a dictionary/Word Hippo (online dictionary).

Now read this poem. (I bet you can’t read it without actually singing!)

What does ‘unique’ mean? Look it up in a dictionary and write down the definition. Can you find some synonyms for the word unique? Note them down.

We are all unique! What makes you unique?
Write down a list of things that make you unique. It could be something unique about your appearance, about your family, about your hobbies/interests etc.

Write your ‘Unique’ poem all about you. Follow this format:

Unique feature My hair is mousy brown and won’t stay straight
This is me But this is me
Synonym for unique I am unique
Unique feature I have seventeen freckles on my nose
This is me But this is me
Synonym for unique I am exceptional


You can have as many lines as you want in your poem.
Share your finished poem with someone that you live with and email it to me. I can’t wait to see what you have written.

Maths
Please follow the link and complete Summer Term – Week 2 (w/c 27 April) Lesson 4 – Problem solving.

Theme – Geography
Use satellite view on Google Maps to explore the following key features of Blackpool’s locality:
– Blackpool Pleasure Beach
– The piers (3)
– Sandcastle
– Blackpool Zoo
– Winter Gardens
– Stanley Park
Use Google Earth and Streetview to locate these places. Switch between layers in Google Earth e.g. roads/borders/photos to gain an appreciation of different information represented on maps.

Use this map to practise using six figure grid references to locate and describe the location of features. Write down the 6 figure grid reference for each feature in your home learning book. For help with six figure grid references, use the guide below.

Wednesday 29/04/2020
English
I hope you enjoyed reading the opening chapters of Wonder yesterday! Please feel free to continue reading the text.

With an adult, research together the condition that affected Auggie – Treacher Collins Syndrome. Use this website.

Have a look at this website. On the home page, scroll down to the section ‘Meet Our Kids.’ Take a look at a few real-life stories.

Note: Parents may choose to watch these clips first and select key sections to watch together. The clips are not essential for the completion of the following activities.

Task: Produce an information page for a children’s magazine all about Treacher Collins Syndrome.
Think about including the following:
– Facts about the syndrome and how it affects people.
– A phrase or hashtag about the importance of being kind
– Reference to the book
– Reference to stopping bullying
– Any useful websites

You can carry out your own research too to help you. Be as creative as you can and make your page visually appealing. Remember to think about the purpose and audience. The purpose is to provide information about Treacher Collins Syndrome. The audience is children. I would like you to include at least 3 passive sentences in your information page.

Maths
Please follow the link and complete Summer Term – Week 2 (w/c 27 April) Lesson 3 – Problem solving.

Theme – Science
The History of
Electricity
Watch this video for an introduction to electricity.

Download this knowledge organiser and enjoy studying it at your leisure. It contains lots of important information linked to the Science we are learning about.

Follow this link and read the text about the History of Electricity. After that, follow this link and answer the questions, referring to the text for your answers. Select either the 1, 2 or 3 star text and questions to complete. 

Select your favourite scientist featured to research and use this template to create a mini biography about them.

Tuesday 28/04/2020
English
Wonder 
Read and enjoy up to the chapter ‘First Day Jitters.’ (Page 35 if you have the book) https://www.readingsanctuary.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Wonder.pdf

GPaS warm up: Select 3 active sentences from the text and turn them into passive sentences.

What are your first impressions of the following characters?
– August
– Mom
– Dad
– Mr Tushman
– Jack Will
– Julian
– Charlotte

Jot down a few ideas for each character focusing only on what you have read. (Not what you know if you have read/seen Wonder before!)
You could write it in a grid like the one below. You might have more than one first impression of a character, in which case write them all.

Maths
Please follow the link and complete Summer Term – Week 2 (w/c 27 April) Lesson 2 – Angles in regular polygons.

Theme – Art/Computing

*Before we move on to our seaside art, I would like us to explore some art that we have not yet completed.*

I would like you to do some research into nature artists and photographers. Collect and present your information using a PowerPoint presentation. Remember creating links within your PowerPoint presentations in Spring 2? I would be really impressed to see this in your presentation!

Monday 27/04/2020
English
Spelling
Please spend some time this week practising Y5/6 spellings that I have uploaded here. Use each word in context to write some superb sentences. Can you use a variety of simple, compound and complex sentences to write a paragraph using all the spellings provided? When you feel ready during the week, ask someone to test you on the spellings

Wonder by R J Palacio

This week is all about the moving story of August Pullman. Whether you have read the book before, seen the film or it is new to you, you will enjoy a week of delving into the world of Auggie. I know that some of you have already enjoyed this book, so I am looking forward to seeing the writing you produce!

Please note: Due to the sensitive nature of the content of this book, it is strongly advised that parents monitor and support the reading and watching of clips throughout this unit with ongoing discussion.

‘In a world where you can be anything, be kind.’

The first task of the week is to practise a grammar skill that I would like to see you use and apply in your writing throughout the rest of the week. Please follow and complete the BBC Bitesize lesson on identifying and using active and passive verbs.

Maths
Please follow this link and complete Summer Term – Week 2 (w/c 27 April) Lesson 1 – Angles in special quadrilaterals.

PSHE
Keeping myself healthy – inside and out!
Things I am learning about: My physical and emotional needs.
Things I can think about:

  • What do we need to keep healthy?
  • What changes happen inside our body when we exercise?
  • Why do you think we need to drink water?
  • What do we mean by a ‘balanced’ diet?
  • Why is sleep important to our body?
  • Is there anything else that we need to make us feel happy and healthy?

There are lots of different things that help us to keep our body and minds healthy.
We need to take care of our mental health as well as our physical needs.

Things I can do:

  1. Be Active – this means doing some exercise.
  2. Get Creative – this means making something.
  3. Be Mindful – this means focusing on the ‘now’ not thinking about the past or the future.
  4. Connect – this means being in touch with people, like friends and family.
  5. Give to others – this means doing acts of kindness to help others.

Can you think of something to do for each one?
Here are some ideas to get you started:

  1. Be Active – star jumps, running on the spot, dancing.
  2. Get Creative – drawing, puzzles, write a diary, making something.
  3. Be Mindful – colouring, drawing, watching the clouds, enjoying a book.
  4. Connect – talking to people, Skype, Facetime, playing a game together, writing a letter to someone.
  5. Give to others – help around the house, give someone a compliment, say kind things to family and friends.

Click on this link to download and print – or draw your own unique version! (You could use a plate to draw round.) Then, for each of the 5 sections, draw or write down your ideas of how you could look after yourself. 
Remember we are all unique (that means different and special!) so you can choose.

Hello everyone! I hope you are all well and have enjoyed the Easter break filled with sunshine and chocolate! I’m really looking forward to seeing your fantastic home learning this half term.

Friday 24/04/2020

English

Using all you have read / watched throughout the week, create your own magical shop.

Draw a picture of your shop – labelling what is inside and what makes it magic.

Imagine you are an author and you are writing your opening chapter to introduce this magic shop.

Write your chapter. Try to include some of the words/phrases and sentences you have collected and written throughout the week.

Maths

Please follow the link below and complete Summer Term – Week 1 (w/c 20 April) Friday Maths Challenge.

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

Preparing for High School

Follow the BBC Bitesize lesson about transitioning from Primary to High School. There is some really useful information about a day in the life of a high school student and an insight into what it might be like.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zj2grj6

Thursday 23/04/2020

English

Read and watch the poem ‘The Magic Box’ by Kit Wright.

Choose at least one of the following two tasks to complete:

  1. Use WordHippo https://www.wordhippo.com/ to investigate any words which you are unsure of. Write synonyms of these words and a definition.
  2. Imagine the poem is now called ‘The Magic Shop’. What would you find in your magic shop? List some noun phrases to describe your magic shop.

Maths

Please follow the link below and complete Summer Term – Week 1 (w/c 20 April) Lesson 4 – Angles in a triangle – missing angles.

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

Theme

Music
Follow this link and enjoy learning about melody, pitch and singing with feeling. If you’re feeling brave, record yourself singing along with the choir in activity 2 to Keane – Somewhere Only We Know. You could research the original version along with various covers of this song and sing along to your favourite. I really like this acoustic version.

Wednesday 22/04/2020

English

Watch the Teacher’s TV Jewellery Box clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJ8onkCF_lI

Choose at least one of the following two tasks to complete:

  1. Watch again and write down some noun phrases to describe what you can see in the shop, e.g. glistening necklaces, mysterious statues. Now build these into interesting sentences, e.g. Glistening necklaces, which dangled in all areas of the shop, caught my eye.
  2. The clip builds up a lot of tension. Read this to remind yourself of how to build tension in writing. Have a go at writing a narrative for this scene. Choose a perspective to write it from such as: the lady, the shop-keeper, the jewellery box. Don’t forget to build up the tension.

Maths

Please follow the link below and complete Summer Term – Week 1 (w/c 20 April) Lesson 3 – Angles in a triangle – special cases.

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

Theme

History

Today, I would like you to carry out some research into holidays and how they began. A good starting point would be holidays from the Victorian era, but some other areas of interest are:

  • Medieval Pilgrimage
  • The Grand Tour
  • Spas
  • The Seaside Holiday

Place these events and any others you come across on a timeline and present your findings as a chronological fact file.

Tuesday 21/04/2020

English

Watch Harry Potter seeing Diagon Alley for the first time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-WEzhyc3DY (Certificate PG)

Now read the extract which describes this scene – scroll down to Diagon Alley: https://owlcation.com/academia/Scenes-from-Harry-Potter-to-help-with-descriptive-work-in-your-class-Castle- descriptions

Choose at least one of the following two tasks to complete:

  1. Which do you think was the most effective, text or film, to describe Diagon Alley? Write down your response giving evidence from both what you have read and watched.
  2. Write your own version of this scene – can you improve on the original?

Maths

Please follow the link below and complete Summer Term – Week 1 (w/c 20 April) Lesson 2 – Angles in a triangle.

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

Theme

This term, our Science focus is electricity.  Before you begin, write down what you think happens in a simple electrical circuit. Today, I would like you to watch the short clip from this link

Using a camera as your only electrical tool to document this, I would like you to demonstrate how a simple electrical circuit works. You should use objects, that are not electrical, in your house to represent the battery, bulb and wire. Take photographs for each stage of the process. You may have to think outside the box for this one!

Monday 20/04/2020

Maths

Please follow the link below and complete Summer Term – Week 1 (w/c 20 April) Lesson 1 – Vertically opposite angles.

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

English

It’s magic!
This week focuses on all things magic! You will explore extracts from the ‘The Nowhere Emporium’ by Ross Mackenzie, ‘Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone’ by JK Rowling and the poem ‘The Magic Box’ by Kit Wright. Based on this, you will then write your own opening chapter based on a magical shop.

Read the prologue of the Nowhere Emporium – pages 7-10. https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/10854/The-Nowhere-Emporium-by-Ross-MacKenzie.html
(You will need to become a member of the LoveReading4Kids community. Membership is free).

Choose at least one of the following two tasks to complete:

  1. ‘The Nowhere Emporium is magic.’ Find all the evidence in the text which supports this statement.
  2. Create a poster to advertise/persuade someone to enter the Nowhere Emporium based on what you have read. You may want to video this instead. Imagine you are a ring master inviting people to come to see ‘The Nowhere Emporium’. Watch ‘The Greatest Showman’ opening https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EA6apQpDvWc for inspiration.

Theme
Geography

Click on here and study the map. Locate Lancashire on the map, then Preston and then Blackpool. Can you name/label surrounding counties, towns, names of the seas etc?

Click here to find the next map. It is an Ordnance Survey map of Blackpool. Click here for an OS legend. What human and physical features can you see in the town centre and surrounding areas? Tramlines? Shops? Amusement parks? Farms? How else is land used in the area? Make two lists of the human and physical features of the area.

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: