Week beginning 01.06.2020 (updated)

Hi Year 6! 

Things are changing as we enter into Summer 2. As school is opening for Year 6 pupils on Wednesday 3rd June, this page will no longer be updated with Home Learning. Instead, we will update this page with learning that Year 6 have been doing in school. For those of you who are still working at home, this page will be updated every Friday by 4pm with learning for the following week. You may still post to Purple Mash but we have a new blog for the whole of Year 6 so please direct your questions and comments there. We will check and respond to messages on the blog on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 

If you are not coming in to school tomorrow (Wednesday 3rd June), here is your learning for this week. Remember that this page will now be updated on Fridays.

Maths

In Maths this week, we are revising time, alongside the usual arithmetic practice and TTRS.

Times Table Rockstars

Log in each day and complete your 3 minute garage set. Click here to get to the Times Table Rockstars website. 

Arithmetic

Here are the answers to the arithmetic paper that was set last week for you to mark. Check your work and correct any errors that you have made.

When you have marked your work, complete this week’s full arithmetic paper in your exercise book. Answers will be up next week for you to be able to mark.

Full Arithmetic Paper 3.6.20

Lessons

This week we are revising time.

Complete this table by the converting between time in words, 12 hour, 24 hour and analogue. The first one is done for you as an example.

You can check your answers here.

Extension

If you are feeling confident about time, look at these trickier word problems. You can choose which questions to do, and the answers are available at the end of the document.

English

 This week we have set you a poetry task - you will see a to-do to complete on Purple Mash. Choose any topic to write a poem about. Watch the videos below to get inspired. Once you're finished, perform it aloud to your grown ups at home!

Handwriting

Click here to remind yourself of all the warm-ups we have been using to help strengthen our hands and improve our handwriting. 

When you are warmed up and ready to go, copy this poem out into your book as neatly as you can.

PE

Week beginning 25.5.2020

Happy Half Term everyone! 

 

There is no work from us this week, but remember to complete the Family Homework Challenge!

We will be checking blogs again on 1st June.

Remember to check back here next Monday for more information.

Week beginning 18.5.2020

English

This week you will be writing the autobiography you planned last week about yourself and your time at primary school.

Activity 1: Synonyms for Feelings

It's important in an autobiography to write about how the experiences and events in your life made you feel. The more specific we can be, the better our reader will be able to understand. For this activity, match each feeling from the list to the correct synonym and order them by strength of feeling. Use a dictionary to make sure you are clear on the exact definitions.

Once you have completed your orders, think about the experiences you have planned for your autobiography and choose the most precise feeling words to use.

Activity 2: Write!

Now you’re ready to write your autobiography! Work through your plan carefully and think about your own writing targets. Here are some sentence starters that might be useful. Remember:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activity 3: Publish!

When you’ve finished writing, read through carefully so that you can proof-read and edit. Once you’re happy, you can publish your work on Purple Mash (there’s a template in your 2Dos, or you can publish it by hand and take a picture). We can’t wait to see your work!

Handwriting

Make sure you are sitting at your table with the correct posture - both feet on the floor with a straight back. Do the warm up first to get your fingers ready. Then copy this poem in your neatest handwriting.

Maths

In Maths this week, we are starting a new unit reviewing fractions, alongside the usual arithmetic practice and TTRS.

Times Table Rockstars

Log in each day and complete your 3 minute garage set: this week you are practising your 2, 5 and 10 tables. Click here to get to the Times Table Rockstars website. https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student

Arithmetic

Here are the answers to the arithmetic paper that was set last week for you to mark. Check your work and correct any errors that you have made.

In your CGP arithmetic book this week, the focus is dividing decimal numbers by 10, 100 and 1000.  It is the opposite of the multiplying method, so it is the same process, but your number should get smaller. Watch the video if you need a reminder.

Complete page 29 in your CGP book. When you have finished, check against the answers here, put right any calculation errors, and complete this week’s full arithmetic paper in your exercise book. Answers will be up next week for you to be able to mark.

Full Arithmetic Paper 18.5.20

Lessons

This week we are starting with a new unit all about fractions. Some of this will be review and some will be new.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY!

We are behind White Rose. When you click on the link you need to scroll down and click Summer Term – Week 3 (w/c 4th May). The first piece of work that comes up is the wrong week. You need to scroll down. This is what it looks like:

  

Activity 1: Lesson 1 – Simplify fractions

Activity 2: Lesson 2 – Compare and order fractions

Activity 3: Lesson 3 – Add and subtract fractions

Activity 4: Lesson 4 – Mixed addition and subtraction

Reading

Activity 1: Read this autobiography written by an elderly man, Jimmy, who reflects on his memories of living through World War 2. Some definitions are available here to help you and your task is to use the clarifying tools below to fill in the definitions that are missing.

Activity 2: Answer the comprehension questions based on Jimmy’s autobiography here. When you are finished, you can check your answers here.

Here are the answers from last week’s comprehension based on Matilda’s autobiography.

Activity 3: Complete Set B, Test 5 on pages 35 - 37 in your 10 Minute Test books. Once you’ve finished, use the answers on page 66 to see how many marks you got.

Story time: Listen to Charlotte, Ashley and Gemma read about the lives and achievements of three remarkable figures:

 

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Oscar Wilde

Audrey Hepburn 

Science

This week we are investigating the question: ‘How Does Temperature Affect How Mould Grows on Bread?’

Mould is part of a completely different classification of living things called fungi. Fungi don’t photosynthesise (don’t make their own food) and they reproduce by making ‘spores.’ Some types of fungi include yeast, mushrooms, and… mould!

You have two options – you can either carry out the investigation at home and record your own observations, or you can write up your observations based on my investigation (I will post pictures each day to the blogs). Here is the method:

  1. Place one slice of bread into the freezer, one into the fridge, and leave one slice out at room temperature, being careful not to touch any of them. Note the time.
  2. At the same time for each of the following five days, look at the slice of bread carefully and observe any mould that has grown. Record all your observations.

Throughout the investigation you will need to complete this investigation template. Before I post the first picture tomorrow (Tuesday), you can fill in the question, hypothesis, materials, procedure, and how this will be a fair test (what variables will we keep the same for all three temperatures?). Your hypothesis is what you think will happen – try to give reasons for this based on your scientific knowledge. Some things to think about include the colour, texture, or amount of mould. You might have other ideas too!

By the end of this week, you will have recorded all your observations and will need to write a conclusion that answers our original question. Be sure to: use evidence from your observations; discuss anything that doesn’t follow patterns you’ve noticed; talk about your hypothesis. Post a picture of your final experiment write-up onto the blog!

RE

Grace is an important concept for Christians. To explain it to his followers, Jesus told the story of the Prodigal Son. Watch the story here and then answer these questions.

Art

This week we are going to be making some abstract silhouette portraits to go with our autobiographies.

What you will need:

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Light source
  • Someone to help you
  • Coloured pencils
  • You may want magazines, newspapers, scissors and glue, but these are not necessary

Hold the paper up against the wall beside your head. Shine a light (either the sun, a torch or phone) so that there is a shadow (or silhouette) of the side of your head. Ask someone in your family to trace the shadow. Once they have finished, make the outline of the silhouette darker. Then fill it with pictures and words that describe you! These can be things you like, adjectives that describe you or just pictures that you enjoy. You can either draw these things or cut them out of magazines - it is completely up to you. The trick is not to leave any white space inside the silhouette. Here are some examples to help inspire you:

   

Don’t forget to take a photo and upload it to the blog so that we can all see!

PE

Every day at 9am, Joe Wicks is leading a morning PE lesson to get you ready for the day. Click here to go to his youtube channel and join in on the fun! If for some reason you can't join in, here are a few of his workout moves to try at home. See if you can do each one for two minutes.

  

  

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (GPS)

The answers to last week’s GPS homework are here for you to mark.

You have now completed your Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling homework book. Well done! 

Reflect on your learning and think about these questions.Which concepts do I know best? Which concepts do I need to revise or learn more about? To help you, read through the glossary terms and the sections in the contents. 

Your spelling work is to continue to revise Year 6 spellings. Click here for the word list. The words in this list have words which use all of the spelling rules that you have been learning.

Review the word list and identify the which spellings that you know. Choose a few new words to learn at a time (2 to 4). When you feel confident with your new words, add another new word/few words to learn and then go back and practise the spellings you've just learned. You can use the ideas in the spelling grid here to help you practise your spellings. 

Week beginning 11.5.2020

English

Our new text type is autobiography, which is a biography written about yourself! This week you will be planning an autobiography about your time at primary school.

Activity 1: Memorable Moments

Think back to the most memorable moments of your time at Primary School and put them on a mind map like this:

 

Some things to think about:

  • Don’t just copy this one. You can use some ideas, but this should be personal to you.
  • Try and think of moments from throughout your school career (reception – Year 6) but don’t worry if there are more for some years than others.
  • If you have been at more than one primary school, you can use memories from your old school as well.
  • Your autobiography should be a celebration of your time at primary school, but not all your memories need to be positive. You may want to include some challenging moments as well.
  • Aim for 8-12 memories in total.

Activity 2: Order

Remember that autobiographies are written in chronological order so, once you’re happy with your range of memories, it’s time to put them in order.

Step 1: Next to each memory, write the school year when it happened.

 

Step 2: Arrange your memories in a chronological list organised by year group.

 

Step 3: Divide your list into 2 or 3 roughly equal groups. These will be your subheadings in your autobiographies, so think about the best way to group your memories.

Activity 3: Plan

Now it’s time to transfer this to a plan and think about what detail you will include about each memory.

  • Will you need to give your reader some background information?
  • Will you tell them how it made you feel?
  • Will you include some dialogue with a friend/teacher?

Click here for the plan template.

 

Handwriting

Make sure you are sitting at your table with the correct posture - both feet on the floor with a straight back. Do the warm up first to get your fingers ready. Then copy this poem in your neatest handwriting.

Maths

In Maths this week, we will be finishing our learning about angles alongside the usual arithmetic practice and TTRS.

Times Table Rockstars

Log in each day and complete your 3 minute garage set: this week you are practising your 3 and 6 tables. Click here to get to the Times Table Rockstars website. https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student

Arithmetic

Here are the answers to the arithmetic paper that was set last week for you to mark. Check your work and correct any errors that you have made.

In your CGP arithmetic book this week, the focus is multiplying decimal numbers by 10, 100 and 1000.  Watch the video if you need to revise the method. 

Complete page 28 in your CGP book. When you have finished, check against the answers here, put right any calculation errors, and complete this week’s full arithmetic paper in your exercise book. Answers will be up next week for you to be able to mark.

Full Arithmetic Paper 11.5.20

Lessons

This week we are finishing our White Rose lessons all about angles. Remember, we are behind in our lessons, so make sure you click on the correct week (in pink) and watch the correct lesson. This week you need to make sure you click on Summer Term – Week 2 (w/c 27th April). You are going to do all of the lessons for that week. To get to the lessons, click on the titles below. Then watch the video, do the activity questions in your workbook by clicking on Get the Activity and check the answers by clicking on Get the Answers.

Activity 1: Lesson 1 – Angles in special quadrilaterals

Activity 2: Lesson 2 – Angles in regular polygons

Activity 3: Lesson 3 – Problem solving

Activity 4: Lesson 4 – Problem solving

Reading

Activity 1: Read this fictional autobiography written by Roald Dahl’s Matilda Wormwood. Summarise each paragraph to come up with subheadings that could help guide the reader. You may decide to have a subheading for each paragraph or for longer sections – it’s up to you to decide. Write your subheadings into your exercise book. 

You may like to reread the biography on Alexander Hamilton to look at the use of subheadings there to help you.

 

Activity 2: Answer these comprehension questions on Matilda's autobiography. You can check your answers next week.

 

Activity 3: Complete Set B, Test 4 on pages 32 - 34 in your 10 Minute Test books. Once you’ve finished, use the answers on page 66 to see how many marks you got.

 

Story time: Listen to Charlotte, Ashley and Gemma read about Isadora Duncan, The boys from ISCA Academy, and Katia Krafft.

Isadora Duncan

The Boys from ISCA Academy

Katia Krafft

Art

We cannot learn about portraits without learning about photography. Photographs have become more and more popular with artists, and there are many photographers that are famous for taking photos of people. Here are some famous portraits below. Do you recognise anyone? What do you notice about the portraits? Look carefully at facial expression, body language and objects in the photo. What do you think the photographer is trying to show you about the person?

     

Your task for art this week is to use a camera (it can be on your phone) to take a portrait photo of someone. Then ask that person to take a portrait photo of you. You will have to think about the following:

  • How are you going to ask the person to pose?
  • What facial expression will they have?
  • Where is the portrait going to be taken?
  • What will the person be wearing?
  • What objects might they be holding, or might be around them, to tell us more information about that person?
  • How close is the camera to the person? Is it just of their face or does the photo include their whole body?

When you have a portrait that you are happy with, upload it onto your art 2do for this week and write a short explanation about why you chose to take the photo like you did.

RE

Think of the last time that somebody did something kind for you. What was it? Why do you think the person performed the act of kindness? Do people need to have a motive to perform a kind act?

Think back to last week’s learning about Gandhi and Ahimsa. Another incredibly important idea to Gandhi was ‘sewa’, which means selfless service to humanity. Service to God may include worship. Service to humans may include giving money to charity or looking after those in need. Acts of sewa towards fellow human beings may be long, short, big, small, loud or quiet, but must always be selfless – acts of kindness without expectation of anything in return.

Last term we researched Christian Aid and Muslim Aid, now let’s have a look at a Hindu charity:

   Explore the website and answer these questions.

Science

Who is this man? Your task is to research Carl Linnaeus to write a short biography about his life and contributions to science. You can write it into the template on Purple Mash or into your exercise books.

Remember to use a range of appropriate and reliable sources – Kiddle is a good starting point. Once you have enough information, decide what information you will include and organise it into sections. 

Important note: put your research into your own words that you understand. Copying other people’s words is plagiarism and is very easy to spot!

PE

Every day at 9am, Joe Wicks is leading a morning PE lesson to get you ready for the day. Click here to go to his youtube channel and join in on the fun! If for some reason you can't join in, here are a few of his workout moves to try at home. See if you can do each one for two minutes.

  

 

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (GPS)

The answers to last week’s GPS homework are here for you to mark.

This week, complete the following pages:

  • 64, 65 (Paragraphs and Layout)

  • 66, 67 (Layout Devices, Writing Lists)

    Your spelling work is to continue to revise Year 6 spellings. Click here for the word list. The words in this list have words which use all of the spelling rules that you have been learning.

    Review the word list and identify the which spellings that you know. Choose a few new words to learn at a time (2 to 4). When you feel confident with your new words, add another new word/few words to learn and then go back and practise the spellings you've just learned. You can use the ideas in the spelling grid here to help you practise your spellings. 

 

 

Week beginning 4.5.2020

English

Our new text type is biography! This week you will be writing the biography you planned last week about someone who inspires you.

Activity 1: Pronouns

If you keep repeating your subject’s name, it won’t be very interesting for your reader, so think about what pronouns you could use to shake things up. What nouns could you use? Think about the age and job of your subject as well as what they are remembered for. What adjectives could you use to build it up? Here is my example:

 

Activity 2: Write!

Now you’re ready to write your biography! Work through your plan carefully and think about your own writing targets. Remember:

Activity 3: Publish!

When you’ve finished writing, read through carefully so that you can proof-read and edit. Once you’re happy, you can publish your work on Purple Mash (there’s a template in your 2Dos, or you can publish it by hand and take a picture). We can’t wait to see your work!

Handwriting

Make sure you are sitting at your table with the correct posture - both feet on the floor with a straight back. Do the warm up first to get your fingers ready. Then copy this poem in your neatest handwriting.

Maths

In Maths this week, we will be continuing our learning about angles alongside the usual arithmetic practice and TTRS.

Times Table Rockstars

Log in each day and complete your 3 minute garage set: this week you are practising your 4 and 8 tables. Click here to get to the Times Table Rockstars website. 

Arithmetic

Here are the answers to the arithmetic paper that was set last week for you to mark. Check your work and correct any errors that you have made.

In your CGP arithmetic book this week, the focus is subtracting decimals.  Remember, you just need to line up your place value columns and subtract as usual. Don’t forget to place the decimal in your answer! Watch the video if you need to revise the method.

Complete pages 26 & 27 in your CGP book. When you have finished, check against the answers here, put right any calculation errors, and complete this week’s full arithmetic paper in your exercise book. Answers will be up next week for you to be able to mark.

Full Arithmetic Paper 4.5.20

Lessons

This week we are continuing our White Rose lessons all about angles. Remember, we are behind in our lessons, so make sure you click on the correct week (in pink) and watch the correct lesson. This week you need to make sure you click on Summer Term – Week 1 (w/c 20 April). You are going to do all of the lessons for that week. To get to the lessons, click on the titles below. Then watch the video, do the activity questions in your workbook by clicking on Get the Activity and check the answers by clicking on Get the Answers.

Activity 1: Lesson 1 – Vertically Opposite Angles

Activity 2: Lesson 2 – Angles in a Triangle

Activity 3: Lesson 3 – Angles in a Triangle – Special Cases

Activity 4: Lesson 4 – Angles in a Triangle – Missing Angles

Reading

 

Reread the biographies on Adrienne Shelly and Alexander Hamilton from the last two weeks, then answer these questions on their structure and layout. It should give you some ideas on ways to publish your biography. You can check your answers here.

Story time: Listen to Charlotte, Ashley and Gemma read about the lives and achievements of three remarkable figures: Irena Sendelrowa, Virginia Hall and Alan Turing.

Irena Sendelrowa

Virginia Hall

Alan Turing

Science

This week we are learning all about microbes or micro-organisms. Watch this video to learn what microbes are and either download or copy this chart into your workbook to give examples of when microbes can be helpful or harmful. Make sure you listen carefully to the video and watch it a second time if you don’t get all of the information the first time.

On Purple Mash, you have a 2do set to write a report all about helpful and harmful microbes. Use the information you learned from the video as well as any other information you can find on kiddle. Click here for some help with your research.

Art 

We have been learning all about portraits in art this half term. This week, we are going to learn about another famous portrait artist – Pablo Picasso.

Picasso was born in Spain and enjoyed drawing from a very young age. He loved using lots of colour and experimenting with paints. When he was 23, he moved to Paris and invented a new style of painting called cubism. In cubism, Picasso tried to paint the same object or person from different angles in the same painting. Here are some examples of Picasso’s cubist portraits:

   

This week your activity is to create your own cubist portrait. Click here to find a menu of face parts. Roll the dice if you have them, or just choose a part from each column, to build your own portrait. Then colour it in with lots of different colours. If you want to see some other children's examples for inspiration, click here.

Don’t forget to take a photo of your finished product and share it on the blog!

VE Day 75th Anniversary

 This Friday marks 75 years since Victory in Europe Day, when World War 2 came to an end. As we learnt about earlier in the year, people celebrated with street parties and decorated their houses with bunting.

To mark the occasion, your challenge is to make your own bunting to hang in your window. Here are the ones we've made:

All you need is paper and string! Cut the paper into triangles and decorate however you like. You can also cut triangles out of tissue paper, newspaper, magazine pages, tin foil - anything! The more triangles you have, the longer your bunting will be, so get creative. String them together by making small holes at the top with a hole punch or pencil and thread the string through, or fold over the top of the triangle and stick it down on the other side. If you don't have string you could use thread or ribbon, or you could just stick the triangles together with glue or sellotape.

We can't wait to see pictures of your creations!

RE

Ahimsa is an ancient Indian principle of nonviolence or harmlessness which applies to all living beings. It is a key virtue in Hinduism, and was very important in the life and actions of Gandhi.

Activity 1 – Read the biography of Gandhi here and then answer these quiz questions.

Activity 2 – How could harmlessness improve unfair situations around the world? Copy this table out and follow the instructions.

PE

Every day at 9am, Joe Wicks is leading a morning PE lesson to get you ready for the day. Click here to go to his youtube channel and join in on the fun! If for some reason you can't join in, here are a few of his workout moves to try at home. See if you can do each one for two minutes.

  

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (GPS)

The answers to last week’s GPS homework are here for you to mark.

  • 34, 35 (Standard and Non-Standard English continued)
  • 62, 63 (Colons and Semi-Colons)
  • 96, 97, 98 (Homophones)

Your spelling work is to continue tp revise Year 6 spellings. Click here for the word list. The words in this list have words which use all of the spelling rules that you have been learning.

Review the word list and identify the which spellings that you know. Choose a few new words to learn at a time (2 to 4). When you feel confident with your new words, add another new word/few words to learn and then go back and practise the spellings you've just learned. You can use the ideas in the spelling grid here to help you practise. 

Week beginning 27.4.2020

EDIT: Charlotte has also heard lots from Zaid - sorry for not mentioning you on the video!

English

Our new text type is biography! This week you will be planning a biography about someone who inspired you. It could be a historical figure, a sports personality, a musician, an inventor etc.

Activity 1: Research!

Once you have chosen an inspirational person to write about, you’re going to need to research them! Biographers need to know lots and lots about the life of their subject before they can decide what to include in the biography. Click here for more information on how to record your notes.

Activity 2: Plan!

Once you’ve gathered lots of information about your inspirational person, you need to decide what you want to include in your biography, and how you will organise it. Click here for a planning template to help you organise your information.

Activity 3: Link!

Our biographies won’t flow very well if it’s just a list of facts so we need to structure our sentences carefully and link our ideas together. Click here for sentence starters to add to your plan.

Handwriting

Make sure you are sitting at your table with the correct posture - both feet on the floor with a straight back. Do the warm up first to get your fingers ready. Then copy this poem in your neatest handwriting.

Maths

In Maths this week, we will be starting some new learning about angles alongside the usual arithmetic practice and TTRS.

Times Table Rockstars

Log in each day and complete your 3 minute garage set: this week you are practising your 12s!

Arithmetic

Here are the answers to the arithmetic paper that was set last week. Check your work and correct any errors that you have made.

In your CGP arithmetic book this week, the focus is adding decimals.  Remember, you just need to line up your place value columns and add as usual. Don’t forget to place the decimal in your answer! Watch the video if you need to revise the method

Complete pages 24 & 25 in your CGP book. When you have finished, check against the answers here, put right any calculation errors, and complete this week’s full arithmetic paper in your exercise book. Answers will be up next week for you to be able to mark.

Full Arithmetic Paper 27.4.20

Lessons

This week we are learning all about angles and continuing on with our White Rose lessons. Remember, we are behind in our lessons, so make sure you click on the correct week (in pink) and watch the correct lesson. We are not on the summer term work yet. To get to the lessons, click on the titles below. Then watch the video, do the activity questions in your workbook by clicking on Get the Activity and check the answers by clicking on Get the Answers.

Activity 1: Week 2, Lesson 3 – Measure with a protractor

Activity 2: Week 2, Lesson 4 – Introduce angles

Activity 3: Week 2, Lesson 5 – Calculate angles

Reading

Activity 1: Read this biography on Alexander Hamilton, who was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States (a group of American Leaders who fought for America to be a country in its own right and separate from Great Britain).

Use this glossary to help you understand some of the trickier vocabulary and answer the comprehension questions here. The answers are all adverbial phrases taken from the text and will be useful to you in your English planning so once you have finished, you can check your answers straight away by clicking here.

Here are the answers to last week’s comprehension questions.

Activity 2: What impressions do you get of Alexander Hamilton? You will need to give at least two relevant impressions that can be supported by appropriate evidence from his biography. You can either write your answer in your exercise book, or you can use the template that has been set as a to-do for you on Purple Mash.

Activity 3: Complete Set B, Test 3 on pages 28 - 30 in your 10 Minute Test books. Once you’ve finished, use the answers on page 65 to see how many marks you got.

Story time: Listen to Charlotte, Ashley and Gemma read about the lives and achievements of three remarkable figures: Ada Lovelace, Cleopatra, and David Attenborough.

Ada Lovelace

Cleoptatra

David Attenborough

Art

Last week we learned about portraits and how to use fractions to make sure that the eyes, nose and mouth are in the correct place. This week, we have two art lessons, one of which is a virtual trip!

Activity: Self-portrait

Many artists create portraits of themselves. One of my favourite artists, who painted lots of self-portraits, is Frida Kahlo. She was a Mexican painter that took up painting after she was injured in an accident. Of the 143 paintings she created, 55 are of herself. Many of them celebrate her Mexican culture or show her pain from her injury. Here is a picture of her and one of her self-portraits.

  

Your task is to draw or paint a self-portrait of you! Get a photo of yourself to copy or sit in front of a mirror. Look very carefully at your features and try to make your portrait look as much like you as you can. Happy drawing!

Trip: The National Portrait Gallery

Did you know that there is an entire museum dedicated to portraits? It’s true! And it is right here in London. Many artists include items or accessories in their portraits to tell the viewer a little bit more about the person in the picture. Click on the link below to take you to a special gallery. Click on the different accessories and look through some of the portraits (there are 3 pages for each one). Then complete the following activities:

  • Let your teacher know on the blog which portrait was your favourite and why (they are all named and have the artist’s name underneath)
  • Create a self-portrait on Purple Mash – don’t forget to include an object that will tell us more about your personality

 https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/explore/subjects-and-themes/accessory/

Science

Watch this short video to recap your knowledge about classifying living things.

Take a look at these minibeasts:

What similarities and differences do you notice? Copy this flow chart into your exercise book and draw the mini-beasts into the correctly sorted positions. Here are the answers for you to check.

Now take a look at these leaves:

What similarities and differences do you notice this time? Use your observations to write questions for your own flow chart. This can either go in your exercise book or on Purple Mash (you have been set a to-do). Post your finished flow chart onto the blog to see if we can use it to successfully sort the different leaves!

RE

This week we are thinking about the value of communities so that we can understand the importance of the Ummah in Islam. Click here for discussion questions about different communities. You can discuss with someone in your house, then write your reflections in your book.371,168 Community Stock Vector Illustration And Royalty Free ...

PE

Every day at 9am, Joe Wicks is leading a morning PE lesson to get you ready for the day. Click here to go to his youtube channel and join in on the fun! If for some reason you can't join in, here are a few of his workout moves to try at home. See if you can do each one for two minutes.

  

 

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (GPS)

The answers to last week’s GPS homework are here for you to mark.

This week, complete the following pages:

  • 32, 33 (Standard and Non-Standard English)

  •  60, 61 (Semi-colons)

  •  94, 95 (Confusing nouns and verbs)

Your spelling work is to revise Year 6 spellings. Click here for the word list. The words in this list have words which use all of the spelling rules that you have been learning.

Review the word list and identify the which spellings that you know. Choose a few new words to learn at a time (2 to 4). When you feel confident with your new words, add another new word/few words to learn and then go back and practise the spellings you've just learned. You can use the ideas in the spelling grid here to help you practise. 

Week beginning 20.04.2020

English

Our new text type is biography! This week you will be looking at an example and thinking about how the language and structure helps to make it successful.

Activity 1: Unscramble!

Click here to read a biography of Olympic diver Tom Daley – but it’s all in the wrong order. Think about how to reorder the text so that it makes sense and flows well.

Activity  2: Read!

Read the biography in its correct order here and check your answers.

How is this text type structured? Does it remind you of anything else we’ve read?

Activity 3: Analyse!

Once you’ve read it through carefully, answer these questions about the structure and language of the biography.

 

Handwriting

Make sure you are sitting at your table with the correct posture - both feet on the floor with a straight back. Do the warm up first to get your fingers ready. Then copy this poem in your neatest handwriting.

Maths

In Maths this week, we will be continuing our learning about ratio alongside the usual arithmetic practice and TTRS. 

 

Times Table Rockstars

Log in each day and complete your 3 minute garage set: this week you are practising your 9s!

 

Arithmetic

Here are the answers to the arithmetic paper that was set before the holiday for you to mark. Check your work and correct any errors that you have made.

In your arithmetic book this week, the focus is BODMAS. You need to complete page 23 in your arithmetic book. If you need help getting started, click here to watch a somewhat silly video to remind you what we have learned. Watch the video and follow along to make sure you understand the process.

When you have finished, check against the answers here, put right any calculation errors, and complete this week’s full arithmetic paper in your exercise book. Answers will be up next week for you to be able to mark.

Full Arithmetic Paper 20.4.20

 

Activity 1: Week 1 Lesson 5 – Using Scale Factors

Because you have been learning from home, we have not been giving you the same amount of maths work as we would normally. When you go on the White Rose website, make sure you are looking carefully for the correct week and name of the lesson. We are not on the summer term work yet.

For your first activity this week, you need to click here. Watch the video for Week 1, Lesson 5 – Using Scale Factors to learn how to enlarge shapes (make them bigger) without changing the shape itself. Click on Get the Activity for your practice questions to complete in your workbook. You can check your work by clicking on Get the Answers.

 

Activity 2: Week 2 Lesson 1 – Calculating Scale Factors

Make sure you understand the last lesson before you begin this one! You are going to learn how to calculate how much larger the shape is than the original. Click here to watch the video for Week 2, Lesson 1 – Calculating Scale Factors. Click on Get the Activity for your practice questions to complete in your workbook. You can check your work by clicking on Get the Answers.

 

Activity 3: Week 2 Lesson 2 – Ratio and Proportion Problems

Over the last few weeks, you have been learning a lot about ratio and proportion. This lesson is all about using that knowledge to solve problems. Click here to watch the video for Week 2, Lesson 2 – Ratio and Proportion Problems. Click on Get the Activity for your practice questions to complete in your workbook. You can check your work by clicking on Get the Answers.

Reading

To link with our new unit of Who Do You Think You Are, we will be reading lots of different biographies and autobiographies about various people. By reading these, it will help you to understand features they all have in common and how they can be presented differently, which will hopefully give you some ideas for when you come to write your own in English.

Activity 1: The first biography you need to read is this one - all about the writer and director, Adrienne Shelly. As you read, you may want to use this glossary to help you understand some of the trickier vocabulary.

Your first task is to match the summaries to the first four paragraphs (you can copy it out into your exercise book). Check your answers here and then write your own summary for each of the remaining five paragraphs (starting from As well as exploring…).

Activity 2: Use your summaries to help you answer these comprehension questions. The answers will be posted next week so that you can self-assess.

Here are the answers from the last week before the Easter holidays.

Activity 3: Complete Set B, Test 2 on pages 25-27 in your 10 Minute Test books. Once you’ve finished, use the answers on page 65 to see how many marks you got.

Story time: Listen to Charlotte, Ashley and Gemma read about the lives and achievements of three remarkable figures: Muhammed Ali, Florence Nightingale, and Oprah Winfrey.

Florence Nightingale

Muhammad Ali

Oprah Winfrey

Science

Our new topic is Living Things and Their Habitats.

Watch this video to help you to complete this classification chart (you may print or copy out into your exercise book). It is missing the 5 types of vertebrates, has lines for you to write definitions and space for you to sketch an example animal for each grouping.

Challenge: Can you find example animals that were not given in the video by using your definitions?

RE

 In this unit, we will be considering the question 'What difference does it make to believe in Ahimsa, Grace and Ummah?'  We will be discussing challenges faced by Muslims, Hindus and Christians today, and making connections between the three religions. 

This week we are thinking about commitment. If you are committed to something, you have made a firm decision to dedicate yourself to it. Normally this is something that takes a good amount of effort over a longer period of time, so it has to be something you care about. What are you committed to? How about people in your family? Are people from different religions committed to different things? Use this game to find out more.

Art

This half term we are going to be doing art that is all based around portraits. What is a portrait? It is a painting, drawing, photograph, or engraving of a person, that particularly focuses on the face or head and shoulders. Here are a few famous ones. Can you name them or the artists that painted them?

   

Did you know that artists often use maths to help them make their portraits look more realistic? Using shapes, lines and fractions, artists have worked out the proportions of a face. This week’s assignment is to draw a face. Use the picture below or draw along with this video to make a portrait of anyone you wish. It can be an imaginary person, as long as you are drawing the body parts in the correct place. Take your time, use light strokes of your pencil and don’t rub anything out! Just darken the lines that you are happy with.

When you have finished, take a photo of your work and upload it to the blog. We are looking forward to seeing your well-proportioned portraits!

PE

 Have you heard of Joe Wicks? He is fitness instructor that is doing free PE lessons every morning at 9am. Click here to go to his youtube channel and join in on the fun! If for some reason you can't join in, here are a few of his workout moves to try at home. See if you can do each one for two minutes.

    

 

Music

Your challenge this week is to master the Hand Jive! This requires co-ordination between singing and keeping the beat, which is trickier than it looks and needs practice. There are three parts to learn. When you think you have mastered singing each part with the hand jive, see if you can sing along to each of the parts when they come together... good luck! 

Lyrics: 

Part one: Do it, do it, do the crazy hand jive

Part two: Watch us do the hand jive, us do the hand jive, us do the hand jive ooooh.

Part three: We can do the hand jive, we can do the hand jive, we can do the hand jive yeah! Oh baby..

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (GPS)

The answers to last week’s GPS homework are below for you to mark.

This week, complete the following pages:

  • 30, 31 (Writing for your audience)
  • 58, 59 (Colons)
  • 92, 93 (Words with silent letters)

This week's spelling words are words with ei spellings.

Choose an activity from the spelling grid below to help you learn your new spellings.

Week beginning 06.04.2020

Happy Easter Holidays Year 6! 

As we said in the videos, there will be no new work for the next two weeks. Click here to find the work for the family homework challenge. We look forward to seeing and hearing about all of the new things you have tried!

Wishing you all a safe and happy two weeks and we will see you again on Monday 20th April 2020.

Ashley, Charlotte and Gemma

Week beginning 30.03.2020

English

In English this week, we are finishing off our chapter books and writing final chapter.

Activity 1: Ideas

Look at the photos of the refugee camp here. Pretend you are Ahmet and write a description of what it would have been like to walk through the camp for the first time. What did you see? What did you hear? What did you smell? What did it feel like (show not tell)? You can draft it on paper first and then write it on the 2do writing frame on Purple Mash.

Activity  2: Planning

Make a chart that looks like our planning format. If you have a printer you can download and print a copy from here. You need five boxes – Opening, Build-up, Problem, Resolution and Ending. Don't forget that this is our final chapter so we need to end our whole book.

Plan out the events that are going to happen in each section of your chapter. Make sure you think about:

  • Using your description of the refugee camp.
  • How did your mum get sick?
  • How do you feel when you have to leave your mum?
  • How do you lose your dad?
  • How do get to the UK?
  • How do you feel when you get to the UK?
  • How is your story going to end?

Finally, write how you want the reader to feel beside each box. What techniques are you going to use to help them feel that way?

Activity 3: Writing

On the next page of your chapter book, use your plan to help you write the final chapter. Don’t forget to use all of those amazing grammar techniques to help your reader to feel what you want them to feel.

Handwriting

Make sure you are sitting at your table with the correct posture - both feet on the floor with a straight back. Do the warm up first to get your fingers ready. Then copy this poem in your neatest handwriting.

Maths

In Maths, we are continuing to learn about ratio alongside the arithmetic and TTRS.

Times Table Rockstars: Log in each day and complete your 3-minute garage set: this week you are practising your 6s and 7s!

 

Activity 1: Arithmetic

Here are the answers to last week’s arithmetic for you to mark:

The focus this week is long division. You need to complete pages 20 – 22 in your arithmetic book. If you need help getting started, there is a video demonstrating one example below:

When you have finished, check against the answers here, put right any calculation errors, and complete this week’s full arithmetic paper in your exercise book. Answers will be up next week for you to be able to mark.

Full Arithmetic Paper 30.03.2020

 

Activity 2: Introducing the ratio symbol.

Now you have practiced using the language for ratio, you can learn to use the mathematical symbol that shows the relationship between two parts of a whole. Watch the video for lesson 3 here and answer the questions to match in your exercise book. You can check against the answer sheet too once you are finished.

 

Activity 3: Calculating ratio.

Watch the video for lesson 4 here and answer the questions in your exercise book – if you don’t have colours you can label them instead. Check against the answer sheet once you are finished.

Reading

Story time: Listen to Charlotte, Ashley and Gemma read chapters 23, 24 and 25 of The Boy at the Back of the Class to you.

Chapter 23

Chapter 24

Chapter 25

Activity 1: Read chapter 26 and answer the comprehension questions. The answers will be posted next week so that you can self-assess. The answers to last week’s comprehension are here.

Activity 2: On Tuesday, you will see a to-do on Purple Mash - you need to have read chapter 26 in Activity 1 first! Use the template provided to write a book review.

The purpose of writing a review is to help other readers evaluate whether or not they would like to read the book themselves. The more you can say about your own experience, the more helpful it will be for them and their decision! Just remember not to spoil it by giving away the plot details! Did you connect with the characters? How did the story make you feel? What was your favourite part? It’s OK to say you didn’t enjoy it as long as you explain why.

Activity 3: Complete Set B, Test 1 on pages 22-24 in your 10 Minute Test books. Once you’ve finished, use the answers on pages 64-65 to see how many marks you got.

Science

This is our final lesson all about our body and how it functions. We have learned about:

  • The circulatory system
  • How exercise affects our heart rate
  • The digestive system
  • Nutrients
  • Why drugs and alcohol are not part of a healthy lifestyle

Here is a video that explains why we need a healthy lifestyle:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrffr82/articles/ztsqfcw

I don’t think they have used enough scientific evidence to explain why your body needs healthy foods and exercise. Using everything that we have learned about our bodies, can you create an advertisement explaining why we should have a healthy lifestyle? I am looking for lots of great vocabulary that you have learned in this unit.

Art

This week for art, we are going to make x-rays. All you need are two different colours of paper (any colours you like) and some glue. Your job is to look carefully at the individual bones in the x-rays of the skeletons, and try to recreate them with as much detail as possible. Now the challenge is, you have to rip the paper "bones" rather than cut them with scissors. There is a picture below, but if you need more inspiration, you can click here

  

Music

See your Purple Mash to-dos for your music work this week. I look forward to hearing what you come up with!

P.E.

We haven't walked up and down the stairs to our classrooms in a while, so this week we are going to strengthen those leg muscles! Did you get bronze, silver, or gold? Take some photos and let us know on our group blogs.

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (GPS)

The answers to last week’s GPS homework are below for you to mark.

This week, complete the following pages:

27, 28, 29 (Formal and informal writing)

56, 57 (Punctuating speech)

90, 91 (Words with ‘ough’ in)

This week's spelling words are words hyphenated prefixes.

Can you remember the difference between a hyphen and a dash? Click here to find out!

Choose an activity from the spelling grid below to help you learn your new spellings.

Week beginning 23.03.2020

English 23.3.20

For English this week, we are going to be continuing to write our chapter books. We are on Chapter 3 this week – the sea.

Activity 1: Ideas

On a piece of paper or in your workbook, make a mind-map of all the things that could be the problem or could go wrong while they are in the inflatable boat at sea. Which ones do you think are the most realistic? Which one do you think you would like to write into your chapter?

 

Activity  2: Planning

Make a chart that looks like our planning format. If you have a printer you can download and print the copy I have saved. You need four boxes – Opening, Build-up, Problem and Resolution.

Plan out the events that are going to happen in each section of your chapter. How are you going to introduce your reader to the sea? Has Ahmet ever seen the sea before? How might he be feeling? What goes wrong? How is it resolved? Is it resolved or do they just have to keep moving forward?

Finally, write how you want the reader to feel beside each box. What techniques are you going to use to help them feel that way?

 

Activity 3: Writing

On the next page of your chapter book, use your plan to help you write the third chapter. Don’t forget to use all of those amazing grammar techniques to help your reader to feel what you want them to feel.

Handwriting 23.3.20

Make sure you are sitting at your table with the correct posture - both feet on the floor with a straight back. Do the warm up first to get your fingers ready. Then copy the poem in your neatest handwriting.

Maths 23.3.20

In Maths, we will be learning about ratio alongside the usual arithmetic practice and TTRS.

Log in to Times Table Rockstars each day and complete your 3 minute garage set: this week you are practising your 7s!

 

Activity 1: Arithmetic

The answers to last week’s arithmetic homework are below for you to mark. (If you have not been in, the questions are attached here as a pdf – you could have a go in your exercise book before coming back to mark it!)

The focus this week is division. You need to complete pages 17 – 19 in your arithmetic book: page 17 has no remainders, page 18 has remainders and for page 19, continue into decimal places. If you need help getting started, there is a video demonstrating one example from each page below:

When you have finished, check against the answers here, put right any calculation errors, and complete this week’s full arithmetic paper in your exercise book. Answers will be up next week for you to be able to mark.

Full Arithmetic Paper 23.3.20

 

Activity 2: Understanding the language of ratio.

What is ratio? Well, ratio describes the relationship between two amounts. Follow this link, and watch the video for lesson 1. Next, click on the activity that matches the lesson and answer the questions in your exercise book.

 

Activity 3: Comparing ratios and fractions.

Ratios and fractions are very similar concepts. While fractions compare the number of parts to the whole, ratios compare the two parts that make up the whole. Follow this link, and this time watch the video for lesson 2 and complete the activity by answering the questions in your exercise book.

Reading:

Story time: Listen to Charlotte, Ashley and Gemma read chapters 18, 19 and 20 of The Boy at the Back of the Class to you.


Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20

Activity 1: Read chapter 21 and answer the comprehension questions. The answers will be posted next week so that you can self-assess.

Activity 2: Read chapter 22. Who do you think will try and help Ahmet and how? Use evidence from the text to support your prediction. You can either write your answer in your exercise book, or you can use the template on Purple Mash.

Activity 3: Complete Set A, Test 6 on pages 17-19 in your 10 Minute Test books. Once you’ve finished, use the answers on page 64 to see how many marks you got.

Science 23.3.20

Watch the following video from BBC Bitesize:

BBC Bitesize - What are drugs?

Using everything we have learned about the circulatory system, the digestive system and nutrients, write what you would say to your friends if you were in one of these situations:

  

Art

Look at the anatomical drawings of the human skeleton, then choose one part and carefully sketch it. Think about how you will use shading and texture to make it as realistic as possible. You can then try creating a picture using the Paint app on Purple Mash.

Music

We are singing an upbeat Congolese Folk Song called Banaha...

Have a listen to the first track and when you feel confident, try singing along using the lyrics provided. When you feel like you have learned the whole melody, see if you can sing along in 3 part canon using the second track. You can decide which part to come in with but you must try to keep your part going the whole way through! Good luck!

 

Lyrics:

Sisi, sisi, dolada, 

Yaku sine ladu banaha x2

 

Banaha, banaha, 

Yaku sine ladu banaha x2

 

Ha, banaha, 

Yaku sine ladu banaha x2

 

Sisi, sisi dolada, 

Yaku sine ladu banaha.


Melody Line only

3-part Canon

PE

What's your personal best? How good is your technique?

We would love to see pictures or videos of this on the blog if you guys are able to do that!

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (GPS) 23.3.20

The answers to last week’s GPS homework are below for you to mark.

This week, complete the following pages:

24, 25, 26 (Passive Voice)

54, 55 (Its and It’s/Apostrophes)

88, 89 (ei and ie words)

This week's spelling words are words with silent letters.

Choose an activity from the spelling grid below to help you learn your new spellings.

 

Family Homework Challenge

Learning with our families can be great fun! As Springtime is here, can you complete this Spring Challenge?

Draw a picture of your final scene in your exercise books.