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. 🙂

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).

https://youtu.be/uRgJ-22S_Rs

https://youtu.be/VzLuAHLR53A

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:

https://youtu.be/DyIkKHS0ZmE

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.

https://youtu.be/H9U8T8x1AhQ

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: 

https://youtu.be/v8unGCTWUWI

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…

https://vimeo.com/417250628

https://vimeo.com/417562766

https://vimeo.com/417771858

https://vimeo.com/418337903

 

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).

https://youtu.be/vddEvqS6M4o

 

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuPAImipntw&feature=youtu.be

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.

joesephs-cookies

Picture 2 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.

https://youtu.be/dswwenF67GM

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feGliiEsomo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q73kk-GIAOY

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMeZJqPCwoQ

 

 

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: