Welcome to Year 6’s Learning at Home page.

Please continue to check this web-page so that you can support your child with their learning at home. You will find:

  • Homework Learning Grid
  • Links to educational sites, activities and games
  • Daily reader reminders including tasks/challenges
  • Activities to support phonics, spellings & Maths KIRFs
  • Any other tasks to support your child’s learning

Check out our Year 6 Home Learning Shout Out page to see what your friends have been up to! 

Home Learning Video Tutorials

Once you click on the video tutorial button, you will need a password to access the video tutorials that are uploaded. We hope these are useful and support you and your child with learning at home.

Stay Safe Online!

Whilst you are learning at home, you will be online more than usual over the next few weeks so it is important that you remember to stay safe online. Remember to STOP, BLOCK & TELL an adult if you see or hear something online that worries you.

Home Activity Packs for children aged 8-10 from thinkuknow

thinkuknow – Activity Sheet 1 thinkuknow – Activity Sheet 2 thinkuknow – Activity Sheet 3

Children

Online Homework Platforms:

Click on the pictures below to access your homework online platforms (Mathletics, SPAG Online, Spelling Shed).

Home Learning Tasks

Each week you will be able to access a range of home learning tasks to support your progress across the curriculum subjects whilst being at home. Please try to complete all the tasks set so that your education continues to thrive during this difficult period which we pray will end soon so that we can return to school and finish Y6 together. As well as the weekly tasks, I have included some free choice activities to keep you busy. Click on the link below to access the grids with plenty of tasks for you to choose from. Many are linked to learning we have been doing already in class, some are new for you to research yourself and some are just for fun to keep you busy! I have also included some ideas for active learning to keep the children physically active whilst learning and being creative too. I hope they enjoy these. Remember to send any work you complete to me via your Showbie account so that I can give you feedback and support you.

Week 1 and 2 free choice home learning activities to complement weekly tasks set below. Week 1 and 2 free choice physically active learning activities to keep you active!

Week 3 and 4 free choice home learning activities to complement weekly tasks set below. Week 3 and 4 free choice physically active learning activities to keep you active!

Week 5 and 6 free choice home learning activities to complement weekly tasks set below. Week 5 and 6 free choice physically active learning activities to keep you active!

Week 7 and 8 free choice home learning activities to complement weekly tasks set below. Week 7 and 8 free choice physically active learning activities to keep you active!

Week 9 and 10 free choice home learning activities to complement weekly tasks set below. Week 9 and 10 free choice physically active learning activities to keep you active!

Week 11 and 12 free choice home learning activities to complement weekly tasks set below. Week 11 and 12 free choice physically active learning to keep you active!

Week 13 and 14 free choice home learning activities to complement weekly tasks set below. Week 13 and 14 free choice physically active learning to keep you active!

Spellings

Here are the spellings which you need to know before you leave primary school. We have been working on them throughout the year. You need to revisit all the words again starting with the letter A. Click on the button below to see these. You should work on a minimum of 10 words per week.  There is also an activity booklet to support you with this. It has word and sentence level practise for you too. Send any work you complete on this to me via Showbie please so I can see how you are doing.

Activity booklet for spellings KS2 statutory key words to spell

Reading Around the Subject

Year 6 are very familiar with this task. They can choose any book linked to areas they are learning about and complete the task below. If you don’t have topic books at home, you can still read around the subject by carefully choosing reliable sources from the internet. Try to complete one every week and send it to me via your Showbie accounts. Enjoy!

Reading Around the Subject Activity

Further Reading

Check out the Oxford Owl free reading elbook library. It’s free but your parents will need to register you first. Then you have a whole library of extra goodies to read at your finger tips! There are books there for Year 6 so don’t get tempted to browse Biff and Chip as I know you were learnt to read with these characters!!

 Click here to go straight to Oxford Owl Ebook library.

Week 17: W/C 13th July 2020

Moving into Year 7…

To my lovely Year 6  pupils.

I can’t believe our time together has come to an end. I hope you enjoyed your sports day and leavers’ events as much as I did. It was amazing to be back together as a class, and seeing you leave with the guard of honour and your parents waiting for you at the end was a very special moment! I feel like I have been a very lucky teacher in many ways this year despite the challenges we have faced as there have been so many positives to come out of this. As a class, you have proven that you can continue to make progress learning at home and we found great ways to keep in touch and look after our well-being too. Your daily messages certainly helped me! What a super bunch of children you are and I’m so proud that I was the lucky teacher to spend the last year with you.

I have put activities on to support you with your transition to Y7 so please check out this page and use it in a way that you find useful.

I wish you lots of luck and best wishes for the future. Now go and continue to be absolutely brilliant pupils in your new schools and be happy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 16: W/C 6th July 2020

Dear Year 6,

It’s your final week of home learning this week and of Year 6. Never did I think 16 weeks ago that we would be ending the year like this. It’s not how we would have hoped to end your primary years but I wanted to say a huge thank you and congratulations to you all. You have adapted to the strange circumstances and home learning with so much maturity, and I could not be prouder of you!

Last week’s home learning was excellent. You’ve all managed to keep your motivation high and completed lots of the tasks that I set every day. Showbie was busy with your work whizzing through to me; you certainly kept me busy so well done!

Thank you to Sophia who got my week off to a great start. She sent a thank you message on Monday morning to say that my video that I sent to you made her feel motivated for the week ahead and that my dog, Henry, is cute! I’ll be sending you another video for Monday morning and I’ll try to get my dog to feature once again!  

Thursday and Friday will be exciting for you this week as, hopefully, all home learners are coming into school for the afternoon for some special final activities for us to enjoy together with social distancing in place to keep us really safe too. If you have any questions about these days, just send them to me on Showbie and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

Have a great week and make this last week count!

 

 

PSHE – Transition to Y7

This week, please take time to visit the Y7 transition page and complete the activities in readiness for starting Year 7. It would be great if you could talk with someone in your family about the tasks ether before starting them, during or after as discussion with someone you are close to and trust is really useful for these types of tasks. If you would also like to share them with me via Showbie, then this would be lovely too.

I haven’t put any English tasks this week as this PSHE forms part of it, and you have a much shorter week this week with you coming back into school for the last 2 afternoons, so please prioritise PSHE over other lessons as it will help you with your next steps to Y7.

Click on this button to be taken directly to Y7 transition page on our school website.  

Reading

For reading this week, I have some chocolate themed reading comprehensions for you as it’s World Chocolate Day on Tuesday 7th July 2020. This is surely worth consideration and acknowledging since, for many of us, chocolate is a firm favourite treat! These reading comprehensions are perfect for you to practise the wide range of skills needed for reading comprehensions like information retrieval, vocabulary meaning, inference, etc. Try to complete all 3 please this week.

Chocolate Themed Reading Task 1 Chocolate Themed Reading Task 2 Chocolate Themed Reading Task 3

Writing

Well done for all your persuasive writing last week to entice new customers to your holiday destinations. I had some excellent work sent to me from home, and the destination of choice which was the most persuasive was William Costa’s. He wrote a fanastic holiday guide to Okinawa which is an island 20 minutes away from Naha. I liked the sound of the peaceful beaches, great food and the 4th biggest aquarium in the world! This is exactly where a tired teacher wants to visit during the summer holidays. Sadly, I’m going to have to settle for the back garden this year but a teacher can dream!!

Well done also to all the children who wrote really fantastic letters to their form tutors. I was amazed at the detail you included and impressed by the neat handwriting too. I was glad that the example template I gave you helped to guide you. These letters have now got some samples of your work from Y6 from English, Maths and Topic attached to the back of them and will be hand delivered to your new schools this week. Thank you for your efforts with this task; it’s important to make a good impression and I’m confident that you have.

Your writing tasks for this week are linked to PSHE, so please go to this section for more details.

Maths

Well done to Ruby, Millie and Olivia last week who did an amazing job of planning my dream holiday to Australia. Their travel agency was called Could it Be Magic Travel and they planned a really balanced holiday for me with plenty of comfort without going crazy on price. The flights were well considered to help me get the most out of the time I have in Australia, and I loved the activities included too. Well done to Aimee who did a great job of interpreting all the timetables and data on her own at home. There was some tough maths to interpret in that task and I was amazed by how well you all did and how much you enjoyed it. We only had 1 travel agent close down and 1 need extra staff training which I thought was pretty good and you played along with this in good humour!

This week, there has been a request to do something like this again but you need to cost up a new bedroom for me. I want a total makeover and it needs to come in at a price under £4000. This must include everything so imagine an empty shell of a room and get started. You will need to also include colour schemes to tempt me to choose your so make sure that all the things you buy go well together. There is a planning guide below to help you.

Design a bedroom task

Also, please try your best to complete the daily lessons using either the White Rose Home Learning or BBC Home Learning lessons. Please continue to choose one per day to complete and send all your work to me via Showbie. Remember to challenge yourself and keep those maths skills polished so that you will be ready for secondary maths lessons, so please give your very best efforts everydnay and complete maths daily.

If you are using White Rose Home Learning Resources, click on the link below everyday and watch the tutorial first. These are really useful so please don’t skip this!  After that, I have already downloaded the daily worksheets which you can complete after the tutorial. The answers are also included for you to self-check when you have completed it. Don’t forget to spend a little time on corrections once you’ve marked your work so that you can learn from any mistakes. This is as important as completing the worksheets. If you have any problems, just send me a message on Showbie and I will call you and talk you through it.

White Rose Home Learning – Click to go to daily maths tutorials. Click for White Rose Maths answers Click here for White Rose Maths worksheets

If you are using the BBC Bitesize daily lessons, there are some useful tutorials and quizzes linked to what you are learning this week so check it out.

Click here to go straight to BBC daily lessons for Y6.

RE

For worship this week, it simply had to be this song! I am so sorry that we couldn’t have the traditional Leavers’ Mass but all our thoughts this week are with you. This includes all the staff at school too. Please enjoy this song which you have sung for many years to wish Y6 leavers on their way. This time the song is for you so sing up and reflect on the words inspired by words from Mark’s Gospel.

 

I have included this version below too as this has the harmonies and children’s voices which is the version you are used to. It also has the words on screen and the sign language for you to learn if you would like to. 

Art

We had some amazing art work produced last week which ranged from fun cartoon style beaches, to beautiful pastel beach scenes and then black and white pencil work to create the horizon over the ocean with palm tress in the foreground. This last one was a great challenge as it was hard to create the texture of the sky and the sea using only pencil. Well done to everyone who tried this.  T

Please remember to share your work with me on Showbie.

The first tutorial is just for a bit of fun. Check it out and see if you can do it,.

 

This second tutorial is a little more challenging and you’ll need to use some hatching skills which you’ve learnt in school before.These are simply lines which you can do closer together to create a darker tone of wider apart to give a lighter tone. You can cross hatch too to make darker tones.

This final tutorial is a lovely challenge for you as will need to make the box look 3d and use colour too. You’ll also need to use tone carefully when you colour the chocolates as they will just look like brown marks otherwise.

Week 15: W/C 29th June 2020

Hi Year 6,

What a great week last week was both in school and for our home learners who kept really busy all week. Well done to Joe who did some lovely art work at home which looked very much like the ones we did in school. The art tutorials really help to develop your skills, so well done if you completed this last week.

The lovely weather last week really helped to keep our spirits up while we are apart, and I hope all the home learners managed to get plenty of fresh air and fun while also staying safe.

You only have 10 days left now of home learning before you break up for summer holidays, and although it is not easy learning at home without your class mates, every little bit of learning you do will really help you to be ready for Y7 in September. So, please keep your spirits up and remember that what you’re doing is really worthwhile!

This week’s home learning is themed around holidays as we are coming close to the summer holidays. I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for a break and was hoping for a lovely holiday in Portugal; sadly, this is not happening now so I can only dream of a holiday abroad.

You know how I’m always banging on about how you are surrounded by maths and that maths is in everything?  (Year 6 reminded me of this last week). Well holiday planning is a key life skill so you can get some practice by completing the maths special challenge this week!

Have a good week and contact me on Showbie if you need any help at all. I’m just at the end of the phone so you’re not on your own with this learning at home business! We are all in this together.

Reading

For reading this week, I would like you to complete the reading comprehension called The Holiday. 

The Holiday Answer Booklet The Holiday Reading Booklet The Holiday Mark Scheme

In addition, I would like you to recommend some holiday reads for our summer holidays; these are ‘must have’ books for a long summer holiday to entertain you and help you to relax.  What do you recommend and why? Send your ideas to me on Showbie so that I can share these with your classmates.

For a different spin, do you have any ‘must not have’ books? For example, I do not recommend The Infinite Lives of Maisy Day for a summer holiday as each chapter is a cliffhanger and the ending is shocking! It’s not going to make you relax, that is for sure!

Writing

This week, your task is to write persuasive web content to entice new customers to your holiday destinations. People write web content for a living so put your hand to it and give it a go. You can go wild with your holiday ideas, for example, you may have a beach resort in the waters of the Bahamas, you may have a yurt in the tranquil forest of Wales, you may have a caravan park by the seaside in Devon, etc.

 

You choose! I would like you to draw your holiday destination first. Then you can plan and write your web content. Web content is just the what you would upload alongside a picture to give information to a webpage visitor who was checking out your holiday destinations. You write it like you would a persuasive advert.  Here is an example of one to guide you.

Remember to use adjectives and noun phrases to bring your holiday resort to life. You may even include metaphors like ‘out of this world’ or ‘a cut above the rest’, etc. Describe things like:

  • the accommodation facilities, for example, an outdoor  hot tub to enjoy bubbles underneath the stars at night, best egyptian cotton bedding, air conditioning, etc.
  • on site facilities, for example, visit the on-site spa to enjoy a day of undisturbed pampering.
  • proximity to other attractions, for example, the hotel sits on the fine white sands of the best beach in the Bahamas.
  • food and drink options, for example, a locally sourced breakfast hamper will be delivered to you at a specified time of your choice so that you can enjoy cooking your own breakfast in the luxury of your own yurt.
  • anything else you can think of!

I can’t wait to see what your web content sounds like. For an extra challenge, you could record your voice as you read the web content and use expression to really sell the holiday.

 

Maths

Well done to Aimee last week who worked hard to solve the maths mysteries. Also well done to Will and Harry who worked hard and completed White Rose lessons.  This week, I am not setting a mystery. I would like you instead to plan a holiday of a lifetime for me. You will need to calculate the cost of flights, accommodation, car hire, activities, etc. Click on the buttons below and get planning!

Ward family holiday task

Holiday brochure

Also, please try your best to complete the daily lessons using either the White Rose Home Learning or BBC Home Learning lessons. Please continue to choose one per day to complete and send all your work to me via Showbie. Remember to challenge yourself and keep those maths skills polished so that you will be ready for secondary maths lessons, so please give your very best efforts everydnay and complete maths daily.

If you are using White Rose Home Learning Resources, click on the link below everyday and watch the tutorial first. These are really useful so please don’t skip this!  After that, I have already downloaded the daily worksheets which you can complete after the tutorial. The answers are also included for you to self-check when you have completed it. Don’t forget to spend a little time on corrections once you’ve marked your work so that you can learn from any mistakes. This is as important as completing the worksheets. If you have any problems, just send me a message on Showbie and I will call you and talk you through it.

White Rose Home Learning – Click to go to daily maths tutorials.

White Rose Answers

White Rose Worksheets

If you are using the BBC Bitesize daily lessons, there are some useful tutorials and quizzes linked to what you are learning this week so check it out.

Click here to go straight to BBC daily lessons for Y6.

RE

For worship at home this week, please make time to pray. I have chosen a very special song this week and that is because it was my mum’s favourite: King of Kings, Majesty. She found God in the last 3 years of her life and she loved this song. Since she died, I now attend the church where she used to sing; I stand and sing and worship in her place and it feels so special every single time.  They have a live band to play in this church and it’s totally amazing to be part of this. We have sung this song in class once at the beginning of Year 6 so it may sound a little familiar to you. I hope you enjoy it and that it brings you closer to God.

As you listen or sing, look at the different terms of reference for Jesus: King of Kings, Majesty, gentle saviour, closest friend….. can you find anymore?

Art

You are loving art at home so here are some fun tutorials linked to the theme of holidays to keep your art skills developing and have fun while getting your own creative ideas flowing too. Please remember to share your work with me on Showbie.

The first tutorial is just for a bit of fun. Check it out and see if you can do it,.

This second tutorial is lovely if you fancy using strong colours for your beach. In this tutorial, they use oil pastels which are nice for blending colours together.

This final tutorial is a lovely challenge for you, and you can use your skills from last week when you drew mountains to help you. Follow the tutorial and it layers up really well at each stage so it’s easier than it looks. Remember to try not to be so neat and over think the lines, particularly for the sea and sky which needs to look textured and random.

 

Geography

Your writing task this week depended on you choosing any location in the world for you to set up your own holiday accommodation. If you haven’t done this task, it would be a good idea to go and have a look at this first. Then you are ready to complete your geography task.

I would like you to do some work on locations. You need to give me as much detail as possible for your holiday location. These are some suggestions:

  • country name
  • countries and oceans which border this country
  • is it land locked? (Ensure you know what this means)
  • what is the climate like?
  • average rainfall every year?

You can display your information in any way you choose. You could send a powerpoint, record your voice, draw a poster – it’s up to you!

 

Week 14: W/c 22th June

Dear Year 6,

Another week of home learning has passed and it’s now week 14 of home learning. Although most of Y6 are back in school, there are still some of you working from home so this page is really important as it gives you a great starting point and plenty of subjects to choose from. I have loved seeing your messages and speaking to many of you this last week.Well done to Poppy who has put together a timetable which she is following to keep her motivated. You will find your motivation at home goes up and down and this is perfectly normal. If you do dip, just send me a message on Showbie and I will call you to chat through how to get back on track as these last few weeks are really important to keep your skills tip top ready for secondary school.  

Well done also to Harry who has been giving his English a little more attention last week as well as continuing with the other subjects. His art skills are coming along really well and he sent a super piece of work to me which is now on the Shout Out Page. If you didn’t try the art tutorials last week, why don’t you check out what Harry did and then have a go yourself? Joe has also been writing a little more whilst also making time to bake cakes!

Well done also to Sophia who is busy learning at home too. Sophia wrote a super poem about refugees and also completed the art task linked to it. If you would like to see Sophia’s work, go to the Shout Out Page.  Aimee has had a really busy week learning Spanish at home, practising her spellings, baking, cooking and completing lots of reading and maths. Check out the Shout Out page to see the lovely food she made with her dad.

I hope you all enjoyed your voice note messages from your classmates. They enjoyed making them and please remember that you are still part of the class even though you are working form home, and you are very much missed!

Have a good week and watch out for the this week’s Wednesday Challenges coming to you directly from your classmates. These will be live by 9am every Wednesday now so check in early and give them a go!

RE

For worship at home this week, please take time to pray and remember what the name Jesus means to you. This song is one of my favourites as you know and I would like you to enjoy the song at home and finish with a prayer of your choice. I hope the song reminds you of happy memories of worship together in the Year 6 classroom!

For RE home learning this week, I would like you to think about the beautiful name, Jesus. Think about all the names that Jesus is referred to in the Bible, in hymns and prayers and discuss all the different meanings of these names. For example, in a hymn we sing at school, we call Jesus the servant King, but why? How can you have a servant who is also King -a servant King? Where do you find this term of reference, servant king, in the Bible? What does this mean to you today? How should this guide your actions?

If you think really carefully, I think you will be able to find at least 10 different names for Jesus. Make a list of these and then explain what they mean. For an extra challenge, you could try to find the reference in the Bible when he is called these names.

Maths

If you enjoyed the mystery of the brilliant breakfast maths puzzle, then you will really enjoy this maths puzzle too: the Mystery of the Mixed Up Football Shirts. You’ll need to use lots of different maths skills to complete the mystery so perfect for home learning. Well done to Aimee who was first to solve the puzzle last week.

Click for the Mystery of the Mixed Up Football Shirts puzzle.

t was great to see so many of you completing the daily lessons using either the White Rose Home Learning or BBC Home Learning lessons. Please continue to choose one per day to complete and send all your work to me via Showbie. Remember to challenge yourself and keep those maths skills polished so that you will be ready for secondary maths lessons, so please give your very best efforts everyday and complete maths daily.

If you are using White Rose Home Learning Resources, click on the link below everyday and watch the tutorial first. These are really useful so please don’t skip this!  After that, I have already downloaded the daily worksheets which you can complete after the tutorial. The answers are also included for you to self-check when you have completed it. Don’t forget to spend a little time on corrections once you’ve marked your work so that you can learn from any mistakes. This is as important as completing the worksheets. If you have any problems, just send me a message on Showbie and I will call you and talk you through it.

White Rose Home Learning – Click to go to daily maths tutorials. Click here for this weeks White Rose Maths worksheets. Click here for maths answers.

If you are using the BBC Bitesize daily lessons, there are some useful tutorials and quizzes linked to what you are learning this week so check it out.

Click here to go straight to BBC daily lessons for Y6.

Reading

For reading home learning this week I would like you to complete the reading comprehension about plastic waste. This week I would like you to challenge yourself with the 3 star challenge and the answers are included but no peeping until the end. 

Plastic pollution reading comprehension. Plastic pollution reading comprehension second task.

As well as reading comprehensions this week, please continue to read for pleasure. Maybe you could try a new author or a different genre? Here are some suggestions for you to try.

Writing

For your writing task this week, I would like you to complete a very important task indeed: write a letter to your new form tutor to introduce yourself. Before you start, have a chat with an adult in your house to discuss what you think you need to include in this letter. Remember, this is the first time that your form tutor will have heard of you so it’s really important that you make a good impression and give them lots of information about yourself so they can get to know you.

I have given you an excellent model letter to read first which should guide you. The letter is of a high standard including sentence structure, punctuation, organisation and depth of detail so please aim to achieve something similar to showcase your super English skills.

Click here for model letter.

You should plan to include things like:

  • name and family background including siblings, who you live with, pets, etc.
  • information about subjects which you really enjoy.
  • information about subjects you find a bit tricky.
  • sports, hobbies, interests, talents, etc.
  • things you are looking forward to at secondary school.
  • things you might be worried about at secondary school.
  • anything else you came up!

Remember to plan your letter first and then write it, allowing some time for editing and improving before you share it with me on Showbie. I would like this to be handwritten please so that they can see your handwriting so please try your hardest to make it neat and joined like I expect in class. You don’t know your form tutor’s name yet so just start the letter with Dear Form Tutor.

 

All the letters need to be sent to me by the end of Friday 26th June so that I have time to collate them and get them posted to your form tutor. I will be photocopying some samples of your best work to attached to the letter so your form tutor can see what your skills are like. If you have an idea of a piece of work in maths, English and other subjects which you are particularly proud of, please send me a message and I’ll choose those for you.

Hopefully, by the end of this week, we will have a lovely pack of information to send to your new form tutors so they can get to know you.

Art

Thanks for all your artwork sent in last week. Lots of you enjoyed drawing some evening landscapes with silhouettes of either refugees or animals. Harry and Sophia did a particularly great job with some super choices of colour and careful silhouettes.

This week, I would like you to follow the art tutorials below to learn to draw mountains. The first tutorial shows how simple, gently sketching at the start helps to get the basic shapes quickly established and then it’s all down to tone (light and dark). The second tutorial is very similar but introduces using colours. Have a go and see how you get on. Remember to keep your pencils lightly touching the paper; you shouldn’t have indents! 

 

 

MFL: French

For home learning this week, you may enjoy learning to name members of your family, for example, here is my sister, this is my brother, etc. There are a couple of activities to help you practise this plus two tutorials to help you with the pronunciation. You will learn this better if you repeat the activities several times. This will also help you with the French spelling too. If you haven’t completed much French during home learning, you could also go back through the weeks for the extra practise; this will really help you to build your confidence for Y7.

Click here for French family activity. Click for French family wordsearch

 

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths)

For STEM home learning this week, I would like you to take on this challenge. We have all heard the phrase “couldn’t fight their way out of a paper bag”; but how strong is paper? Activate your engineering skills by seeing how many books you can hold up using just paper and some tape! Experiment with different shapes, the height and tightness of stilts and discover which can support the most books!

Here are the instructions for you to follow. Have fun, take photos and we’ll see who can hold the most books.

Click here for STEM instructions.

PSHE

For PSHE home learning this week, I would like you to have a very important conversation with the adults in your house. This lesson is something much easier to practise at school but since we are not going to be together for a while, it’s important that you do it at home as it will really help you on your first day and the first few weeks of Y7 when you will be learning to make some new friends.

Discuss the following:

  • What is positive body language?
  • What is negative body language?
  • How would you like someones body language to look for you to approach them to make new friends?
  • What kind of body language would put you off saying hello to someone new?
  • When you are feeling nervous, how do you think you come across to others through your body language?

Now watch the tutorial and reflect on it with an adult. I must point out that these tutorials are not aimed at your age group moving up to school, but the principles are a usual starting point.

 

 

Having positive body language when you are feeling nervous and everything around your feels new, is really hard. How are you going to show the children in your new form group that you are open to making friends with them? 

Now make a list of the type of behaviour some people may show when they are nervous and in a new situation. Does everyone react the same? How do you think you will react in this situation?  

Week 13: W/c 15th June

Dear Year 6,

Well done to all of you who are still busy everyday with home learning. It was strange being back at school with some of you missing but you were definitely in my thoughts during the day and I loved catching up with you on Showbie every day too.

Well done to everyone who took part in the STEM project this week. Lots of you made rafts and sent pictures to me. Jess made a raft big enough to hold a doll which was cool! Matilda made a raft which managed to hold the most cargo when we tested it at school, closely followed by Maya’s raft. I was really impressed with the perseverance of lots of you when you were learning to tie different knots. They were really hard but important to learn as good knots made the rafts hold together better.

I also enjoyed hearing your poems inspired by Francois’ original. Aimee sent hers in by Showbie as we were working in class and I read it out aloud to everyone. She was really pleased to get some nice messages back from Olivia, Millie, Isobel Dominic, Ruby, Matilda, George and Francois too.

I was also really impressed with your algebra skills last week which are coming along nicely! Keep up the good work all of you!

This week’s theme is all around the theme of Refugees. This is something that we revisit in school every year, and it is important to continue to learn about so that we can play our part in the world to seek to understand and support those in need.

Have a good week and watch out for the new Wednesday Challenges coming to you this week directly from your classmates. These will be live by 9am every Wednesday now so check in early and give them a go.

Ruby sent a photo in of her little Teddy who is growing quickly. Isn’t he cute!

 

RE

For worship at home this week, I would like you to continue to find time every day to be still in the presence of the Lord and be ready to worship. Inhale slowly and deeply and feel the Holy Spirit fill your heart and mind. Exhale counting to about 5 slowly if you can and then repeat several times. With your eyes closed, listen to this song called Here I am to Worship and finish with a prayer in the silence of your own minds. Please include in your prayers this week people who are suffering like families who have lost loved ones, people who are struggling in isolation during lockdown and refugees who have left their homes behind to seek safety. 

 

For RE home learning this week, I would like you to share a poem called Refugee with your family members. Take time to reflect on the poem and the experiences of people who flee their homes to find safety.

Click here to download Refugee poem.

Choose a phrase from the poem that describes what you think is the greatest injustice they face. Then draw a silhouette of a person and write the phrase you have chosen on it.  Ask your family members to do the same but with their choice of phrases on it.  Now make a little display of your silhouettes and think of a suitable caption for your display. After that, write a prayer to pray for anyone who seeks refugee due to fear.

For an extra challenge, you could try to find a reading from the Bible which teaches us that we should do what we can to support people in need like refugees. Send the Bible reference and photos of your silhouettes to me via Showbie. I look forward to seeing what you do.

Maths

For a little change this week, you could print this booklet and work on the puzzles inside. It’s the mystery of the brilliant breakfast. I haven’t tried this myself yet but it looks fun and covers lots of different maths skills so perfect for home learning.

Click here for the mystery of the brilliant breakfast maths puzzle.

It was great to see so many of you completing the daily lessons using either the White Rose Home Learning or BBC Home Learning lessons. Please continue to choose one per day to complete and send all your work to me via Showbie. Remember to challenge yourself and keep those maths skills polished so that you will be ready for secondary maths lessons, so please give your very best efforts everyday and complete maths daily.

If you are using White Rose Home Learning Resources, click on the link below everyday and watch the tutorial first. These are really useful so please don’t skip this!  After that, I have already downloaded the daily worksheets which you can complete after the tutorial. The answers are also included for you to self-check when you have completed it. Don’t forget to spend a little time on corrections once you’ve marked your work so that you can learn from any mistakes. This is as important as completing the worksheets. If you have any problems, just send me a message on Showbie and I will call you and talk you through it.

White Rose Home Learning – Click to go to daily maths tutorials.

Lesson 1: 2 step equations Lesson 2: Find pairs of values Lesson 3: Convert metric measures Lesson 4: Miles to Kilometres

Lesson 1: Answers Lesson 2: Answers Lesson 3: Answers Lesson 4: Answers

If you are using the BBC Bitesize daily lessons, there are some useful tutorials and quizzes linked to what you are learning this week so check it out.

Click here to go straight to BBC daily lessons for Y6.

Reading

For reading home learning this week I would like you to complete the reading comprehension about refugee week and the refugee original story task. You should complete a minimum of the 2 star challenge and the answers are included but no peeping until the end.

Please also watch the video and listen to the story called the Colour of Home. This is a story about a family who have to flee in the night from their home and come to seek refuge in England where everything feels unfamiliar and different. It’s a really simple story with some powerful things for you to reflect on. You’ll need to know this story to complete your writing task for the week so make sure you watch the video first. You might like to watch it a couple of times to really get to understand what happens.

Reading comprehension: Refugee Week Refugee original story task

For spelling this week, please have a go at the word search all linked to refugee week and then practise spelling the words. Ask someone to test you on the words to make sure you can spell them all accurately.

Spelling word search: Refugee Week

Writing

For a writing task this week, I would like you to write a diary entry as Hassan from the story. Imagine it is the end of the day after his first day at school. What kind of day do you think he had? What sort of things would be on his mind? You should include ideas from within the text like when he didn’t understand anyone, when he painted a picture of home and then ruined it. Why did he do that? 

Remember to plan your diary first and then write it, allowing some time for editing and improving before you share it with me on Showbie.

If you don’t fancy this task, you could try writing a poem about refugees. It could be an acrostic poem, free verse or rhyming poem – it’s up to you. Try to include emotive language to paint a vivid image in the reader’s mind.

Art

Thanks for all your artwork sent in last week. Lots of you enjoyed drawing whales and waves. Aimee did a great job with some really realistic waves layers one upon another. Sophia drew a lovely whale with some other sea creatures like seahorses, turtles and dolphins. Poppy even made a 3d whale which she put lots of effort into. 

This week, the idea for art has come from Maya and Matilda who did some super silhouette work by choice a couple of weeks ago; this gave me the idea! I would like you to complete some art work linked to Refugee Week. I would like you to draw a scene of refugees fleeing. Your refugees must be a silhouette on a landscape. Your landscape needs to reflect the fact that Hassan and his family in The Colour of Home left at dusk. What colour palette would you expect to use at dusk? Make yourself a colour palette using your computing skills first like we did at school in spring term. This will help you to plan the colours you are going to use. Then make the background landscape and add your silhouettes on at the end. Try to capture in your art that they Hassan fled with only a few possessions so you may have a silhouette of bag for example. Here is an idea and a couple of tutorials to get you started.

Music

For home learning this week, please listen to this song sung by Gregory Porter. Watch the images and listen to the words. Write a paragraph to explain how the music and lyrics make you feel. Then you could write a list of verbs that you hear in the song. Compare the verbs. The title of the song itself is a verb: running!

Science

For science home learning this week, I would like you to consider what materials you would use to make a suitable temporary shelter. Refugees often live for months and sometimes years in temporary shelters. Thankfully, you have comfortable homes but what would you do if you found yourself fleeing like Hassan and needing a shelter for the night? Make a list of the things you might be able to use to make a temporary shelter. What properties of the materials would be important to keep you as warm, dry and safe as possible? Make a list and explain your choices.

Then complete the matching task to join words related to properties of materials to their definitions. Please make sure you can spell these words too! Ask someone to test you.

Definition: Properties task

Then try to make your own shelter following the instructions.

How to make a shelter

 

Computing

In spring term before school closed, we made colour palettes on the computers. You inserted cells and selected colour carefully to reflect man-made and natural objects. Do you remember? You had to try to surprise me so you stuck the completed ones in your art books and covered up the pictures, and I had to guess what the colour palette was used to paint. I have put an example on to remind you.

Well, this week for home learning, your computing task is linked to this and art this week. Please create a colour palette by inserting cells and adding colour into each cell. These colours should be closely linked to create the landscape in your art work. Your colour palette will need to reflect that the refugees fled at dusk. What colours do you associate with dusk? Remember to send all your work to me on Showbie.

Geography

For geography home learning this week, I would like you to complete tasks around the book called the Colour of Home. If you haven’t completed your reading tasks yet, it would be good to go back to the reading section first. You can watch the YouTube video where the story is read to you first, and then you will know who Hassan is and where he came from.

Your geography task is based around a country called Somalia. I would like you to research what Somalia is like and include the human and physical features of this place. How you present this is your choice. You need to be able to locate it on a map too.

Once you have completed this, make a list of the positive and possible negative points about living in that country. Remember, some of this will be based on your opinion and some on facts. For example, some people might think that it’s a positive to live in a hot climate but some people might not.

Your next task in geography is to try to name as many countries on the continent of Africa as possible. You have tried this before with Europe and Will and Olivia sent great videos of them completing these challenges a few weeks ago now, which I know many of you tried. So, now try it with Africa. See if you can complete as many countries as possible in 2 minutes.

Africa Activity Sheet South Africa Map Map of Africa with and without names

PE

I know how much you love your PE lessons at school and how much you love being active when learning so please try this week to get a range of exercise which will keep you fit, but also try the free PE lessons online with This Is PE as it’s important to try to improve your skills too. There are now dozens of great PE lessons to complete at home which are really fun and will suit your interests too.

Send your photos and videos to me using your Showbie account. I’d love to see what you are doing to stay fit.

 

Week 12: W/c 8th June

Dear Year 6,

This week is going to feel really strange for us all as some of you return to school and some of you stay at home. In addition, for those of you who return to school, we have been split up into smaller groups for social distancing at school. This is going to be really hard for us all as our Y6 family is split up. However, we have so many things to be thankful for regardless of where we are learning from, and we will support each other to feel happy and safe as we have a good week of learning and keep making progress ready for Y7. Showbie is still set up and I will receive an alert when a home learner sends me a message, so you’ll be surprised how quickly I will be able to get to you so keep in touch. You all remain my priority and I am here to support you all so keep your chins up and lets crack on with a super week of lessons.

This week on 8th June is World Ocean Day, so you’ll see that the theme for the week is all based around water. I would really like it if you could start with the STEM activity as this will set the context for the week. I think you will love it and I have put some old photos on to remind you of a similar task we did in the year which was great fun! With Robinwood cancelled now, this is the only way I can get you to build rafts, and although they will only be big enough for Lego people, you’ll still have fun!

Please also check out the PSHE Premier League Primary Stars tasks and make your pledge to stop the ocean drowning in plastic!

Please remember to worship at home and enjoy this week’s song which I have put on the page for you. It’s so beautiful and calming. I sent it to my friend in Ecuador to share with her as she has just had a new baby girl at home with no medical help during lockdown – it’s hard to imagine! Please keep her in your prayers.

Don’t forget to keep active while at home too. Check out the PE section which will take you straight to some PE lessons with Yorkshire Sports Foundation. Also, check out what your classmate Harry got up to last week in his back garden. Great football skills in slow motion – cool!

Finally, if you haven’t heard of it yet, we will be starting a Wednesday Challenge from next week which will be set for you by one of your classmates. Details were sent on Friday by email to your parents, so please ask them to read the letter I sent to you. I’ve sent it again by Showbie too directly to you. Get your thinking caps on, and, if you are chosen, you will make a short film about the challenge to explain it to your classmates. It will only be revealed at 9am on Wednesday mornings so watch out – it could be you challenging the class! 

Thanks to Olivia and Dominic this week for sending cute pictures of their pets to me. These always make me smile so try to capture your pet this week and send the pictures in to share.

RE

For worship at home this week, I would like you to find time every day to be still in the presence of the Lord. Being still is much harder than it sounds. You may find that you can settle your bodies for a few moments, but to still your mind is so difficult, especially if you have been excited or worried. I find it really good to be still with sunshine on my face if we are lucky enough to have the sun shining. The warmth soothes me and energises me. I only do it for a few minutes as I am very careful about skin care. Another way I like to be still is by sitting comfortably and playing music with my eyes closed and taking some controlled breaths in through my nose and out through my mouth. This song is one of my favourites for this. Try it! Be still, listen to the words and do some breathing techniques. Once you are still, take time to have a conversation with God. Give thanks for all the things we have everyday that nourish our lives, and pray for those less fortunate. Aim to do the work of God each day with the amazing hands you have been given. 10 fingers on 2 hands – how do you use these to show the love of God?

As you are still and pray, please keep each other in your prayers. When we have class worship this week at school, we will keep all the children in our class who have stayed home for home learning for the last half term in our prayers. You are still in our class and we are a family. We will think of you and pray for you everyday. Please do the same for us when you are at home. Pray that we stay safe as we take steps to get back to school.

 

For RE lessons this week, I would like you to learn about other faiths. Sadly, we had to cancel our trip to the mosque so I would like us to learn about the 5 Pillars of Islam. You’ll be surprised by how many similarities there are between the 5 pillars and elements of your own faith.

 

Once you have watched the video, please complete the 5 Pillars of Islam sheet. If you are not confident, you will need to do further research of your own. Please remember internet safety skills and close the screen down if you see anything that makes you uncomfortable. Type in the 5 Pillars of Islam in your search engine and you should find what you need.

5 Pillars of Islam sheet.

You can also watch the short clips on the BBC Bitesize to learn more about Islam. These are really handy as they are broken up into small chunks of information so very manageable to do on your own.

PSHE: World Ocean Day 8th June 2020

This year’s World Ocean’s Day is on Monday 8 June 2020 and the Premier League has partnered up with Sky Ocean Rescue to bring you these fun resources. Let’s celebrate our planet and think about how making simple changes can have a positive impact on the local and global environment, helping to prevent further ocean plastic pollution. You are called to serve and live simply so please take time to complete this task and help to make a difference. The world is in your hands!

There is a short film to watch first, then an activity sheet and a pledge to finish off the lesson. Click on the link below to go straight to the page you need:

Click to go to Premier League Primary Stars PSHE lesson on World Ocean Day 2020.

 

Maths

It was great to see so many of you completing the daily lessons using either the White Rose Home Learning or BBC Home Learning lessons. Please continue to choose one per day to complete and send all your work to me via Showbie. Remember to challenge yourself and keep those maths skills polished so that you will be ready for secondary maths lessons, so please give your very best efforts everyday and complete maths daily.

If you are using White Rose Home Learning Resources, click on the link below everyday and watch the tutorial first. These are really useful so please don’t skip this!  After that, I have already downloaded the daily worksheets which you can complete after the tutorial. The answers are also included for you to self-check when you have completed it. Don’t forget to spend a little time on corrections once you’ve marked your work so that you can learn from any mistakes. This is as important as completing the worksheets. If you have any problems, just send me a message on Showbie and I will call you and talk you through it.

Click here for White Rose Home Learning link to daily tutorials for w/c 8th June of home learning. Click to download all the WRM worksheets for w/c 8th June. Monday to Thursday. Click to download answer sheets for WRM w/c 8th June.

If you are using the BBC Bitesize daily lessons, there are some useful tutorials and quizzes linked to what you are learning this week so check it out.

Click here to go straight to BBC daily lessons for Y6.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths)

Last week, you had the challenge of building a mini-house for the giants mini neighbours using natural materials. Well done to those of you who had a go. If you didn’t have a go, maybe you could go back to week 11 and check it out. It’s lots of fun! Look at these ones sent to me by Isobel and Dominic.

Do you remember back in autumn when we made vessels using one piece of card, one piece of foil and sticky tape? You had to make the best vessels you could to hold the most marbles and you all had exactly the same amount of resources. Some of your vessels sunk after about 25 marbles but some of you managed to build a vessel which held over 200 marbles! Here are some photos to remind you of that exciting day when you learnt all about the role of a marine engineer and how girls make great engineers as well as boys.

For home learning this week, I would like you to build a raft!

You will have to collect all the wood yourself and you can only use sticks that you find which have already fallen from the trees. Don’t damage the nature around you, only use what has fallen!

Before you start to build your raft, I would like you to learn to tie different knots as knots help you to join things together. The better the knot, the more chance you have of our raft staying together. So, start now with some rope or string and follow the Sea Cadets tutorial below:

Rope Tying STEM Activity 1

Now that you have completed the knot tutorials, you should be a professional at tying (and hopefully untying) knots so you are ready to progress to the next stage of this project. You will need to follow the instructions to build your raft but don’t dive in without planning it; remember if you fail to plan, you are planning to fail! Take some time to plan carefully. Click on the button underneath the image and it will support you through the planning and making stage.

Click for instructions about how to plan and build a raft.

Once you have made your raft, have fun sailing it. If you can, put it in a paddling pool, the bath or a bowl of water. Your next challenge is to give it some cargo! How much cargo can it hold? How could you improve the design to make it hold more cargo? Take lots of photos and send them to me on Showbie.

Reading

This week, I would like to challenge your reading skills further by working on texts in preparation for KS3. This week, I have chosen a text by Michael Morporgo called Why the Whales Came. Gracie and her friend Daniel have always been warned to stay away from the Birdman and his side of the island. But then they find a message in the sand and discover the Birdman is not who they thought. They build up a lovely friendship with him, but when the children get stranded on Samson Island they don’t know whether to believe the birdman’s story that the island is cursed.

Please read Chapter 1 first yourself to get familiar with the start of the story. You could then follow it again and listen as someone else reads it using the Youtube link below. Once you have completed this, have a go at the comprehension questions and refer back to the text when you need to. The answers are there for you to click on once you’ve completed the comprehension questions – no peeping until you are ready to mark your answers!

Why the Whales Came Chapter 1 text Why the Whales Came Chapter 1 Reading Comprehension. Why the Whales Came Chapter 1 answers

As well as Chapter 1 of Why the Whales Came, I would like you to complete the reading comprehension about Michael Morpurgo. This will give you lots of background information about this very successful author who’s work has not only produced some of the greatest children’s books, but also inspired the stage with shows like War Horse which is also a film. Don’t forget to challenge yourself by looking at the stars at the bottom of the sheets for guidance. No lower than 2 stars please as a starting point, but I would push you all onto a 3 star challenge now if you were at school so don’t shy away – you can do it!

Click here for Michael Morpurgo reading comprehension task.

Your third and final task of the week for reading is to look at this very short poem about a fantastic piece of art called Great Wave by a Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai. Complete the activities and then take on the extension task which is art related. You will not believe the amazing wave paintings on the sides of houses and buildings which have been inspired by this Japanese artist. They are really cool! All the details are on the sheet attached. Enjoy!

Click here for the Great Wave task.

Writing

Writing for home this week is inspired by our very own Francois! He sent a fantastic poem to me this week and I thought it was so good, that you could all have a go. Firstly, take a minute to read his poem. Isn’t it brilliant?

Click to read Oh How I Miss… by Francois.

Now, make a list of all the things that you have missed whilst being away from school and in lockdown. Some of the things you may still be missing as we are still restricted from doing so many things. It may be physical things that you miss, people that you miss or even feelings/smells that you miss! For example, I haven’t been able to see or cuddle my parents for 3 months now and I miss the smell and feel of them. My dad has a prickly chin with his beard and I miss those prickles on my face when he gives me a kiss. My mum is really cuddly and makes fresh scones when I go to see her, and I miss the feel and smell of mum and the scones! You can use this list as a plan to now write your poem. 

If you like, you could have a repeating phrase like Francois does in his poem. It could rhyme but it doesn’t have to rhyme as lots of poems don’t and forcing it to rhyme can sometimes spoil a poem. Once you have completed your poem, you could add illustrations too. I am looking forward to getting your poems sent to me on Showbie so get creative!

Art

Thanks for all your artwork sent in last week. So many of you are loving the weekly art tutorials. I had lots of giants sent in last week. Well done to Henry, Dominic, Toby, Emily, Millie, Joshua, Francois, Aimee, Max, Ruby and Isobel who all sent in their giant pictures to me. They looked great! I also enjoyed some art work sent in by Maya and Matilda and who painted beautiful skies with shadow animals in the forefront. 

I had two very unusual messages too from Jessica and Toby. Jessica was up a ladder painting the outside of her house, and Toby was spray painting his scooter which he was rebuilding with his dad! 

For art home learning this week, it is linked to the reading text Why the Whales Came by Michael Morpurgo which has given us a lovely wet theme for the week, which may unfortunately also match the weather if the forecast is correct! 

Here are some tutorials to learn how to draw waves and whales. With the waves, there is an easy tutorial and then a more challenging one so start with the easiest one first to build your confidence. Be ready to have several attempts as you will improve as you work.

 

 

 

 

Music

Last week for music home learning, lots of you listened to the snippets from the Ballet The Selfish Giant, and I was really pleased to get so many messages from you saying how you were surprised that you actually enjoyed listening to classical music. When you know the story like we did last week, and then listen to a piece of music that has been written to tell the story, it somehow all makes much more sense. If you didn’t have a go at this task last week, I really recommend that you go back and take a look at music week 11. Also, check out the shout out page as Emily made it on there for her amazing 10 pages commentary of the music from the ballet. It was an incredible piece of work!

For music this week, I thought I would share with you some more classical music. This website gives you some short snippets of classical music all written to portray the different characteristics of the sea. It’s important that you read the blurb before listening to the music. I would like you to aim to listen to 4 different pieces but there are lots to choose from. Once you have listened to 4, decide which one you enjoyed the most and send a voice note to me to tell me why you liked it. Remember in your explanations to include musical terms like dynamics, tempo, crescendo, diminuendo, etc

Click here to listen to Classically Curious: The Ocean in Music.

Science

For science home learning this week, I would like you to make a poster to explain what buoyancy is. We learnt about it in autumn and, if you have completed your STEM activity this week, you’ve hopefully made a raft by now that relies on buoyancy to keep it afloat. So, what is buoyancy? In your explanation, I want your poster to be really visual but also include key scientific words related to bouyancy, for example, density, mass, etc.

A good start for you is to watch this video below.

You can send your posters and explanations to me via Showbie. If you want to get really creative, you could make your own short video to like the one above to explain what buoyancy is.

Your final task for science this week is to make a list of things in your house which you think will float and soak. Display this in a table and then test the items in a bowl of water. Try to use the same bowl of water as you do when you float your raft so that you are living simply and not wasting natural resources.

Computing

Once you have completed your STEM activity, you could make an animation using your raft. Here is an example one. Think carefully about the music you choose to reflect the mood of your animation. 

Or, for something different, why don’t you use your computing skills to make your own video about how to make a raft. Here is an example of one, but what I would like yours to include is you talking through the process as this one has music and no voice. Don’t forget to send you animations to me to share on Showbie.

 

MFL: French

With the theme of water this week, please listen to the video below and practise saying the words and phrases. Complete this several times so that you can start to say the phrases with ease and also start to translate the sentences before the English is spoken.

Once you have completed this task, you could learn more French words using the activity mats below. Set yourself a challenge to be able to also spell at least 10 of the words in French. Ask someone at home to test you with a spelling test. Let me know how you get on!

Click here for French word mat.

PE

Harry was busy last week in his back garden keeping fit and keeping his football skills polished. Why don’t you watch the video and then give it a go. Send your videos to me on Showbie.

Click to watch Harry in slow motion.

I know how much you love your PE lessons at school and how much you love being active when learning so please try this week to get a range of exercise which will keep you fit, but also try the free PE lessons online with This Is PE as it’s important to try to improve your skills too. There are now dozens of great PE lessons to complete at home which are really fun and will suit your interests too.

Send your photos and videos to me using your Showbie account. I’d love to see what you are doing to stay fit.

 

Week 11: W/c 1st June

Hello all of Year 6.

I hope you all had a lovely half term break. You really deserved a week off and I hope you enjoyed a break from school work. It’s a strange feeling for us all this week as many of you were due to come back to school and some of you were staying home. Unfortunately, due to some last minute problems, school is going to be closed for at least another week so it means you are ALL still learning from home!

So it’s your last 7 weeks of primary school now and, although it doesn’t look how we hoped and planned, there are still many things to be really thankful for, so keep your chins up and make the most of whatever situation you are in. We can still learn lots together every day and I still expect you to be your very best self in all that you do when you are learning so give your best efforts, challenge yourself and have fun!

You will see a theme of giants running through the learning this week and I hope you enjoy that. There is something for every subject, so I would like you to aim to complete every lesson for every subject. This is going to take daily commitment but you are the perfect pupils to rise to this challenge! It’s really important that you challenge yourself and are self-motivated as you are only a few months away now from Year 7 and you need to be as prepared as possible in every way!

I’m hoping to get the urge to put plenty of new shout outs on our Y6 Shout Out page so get busy, and, if I open a Showbie message from you that makes me go WOW, you’ll be on the Shout Out page as quick as a flash! I’ll be back on Showbie at 9am on Monday morning, and I’ll contact you as quickly as possible when you need me or when you want to share any work with me. Try to keep in touch with each other too and ask for help from me, your family or your friends if you need anything. You are surrounded by God’s love so please remember this!

On your mark, get set, go…….!

P.S. I hope you enjoy our Happy Compilation! It was great to see so many of you get involved in this!

RE

For worship at home this week, why don’t you listen to this lovely new song Who You Say I Am. I hope to be able to sing this together in class worship back at school very soon!

In RE this week, I would like you to firstly complete the reading task, including watching the Youtube clip around The Selfish Giant (go to the reading section now). Once you have completed this, you can compare the story with the Bible story where Jesus meets Zacchaeus the tax collector (Luke 9:1-10). Then answer these questions.

  1. What parts of both stories are similar and different? Make a Venn diagram to show your thoughts on this.
  2. How do you think the unusual physical size of the giant or Zacchaeus might effect the way they treat other people or the way they are treated?
  3. What do you think the message of both stories might be?

Now think about this: what ‘gifts’ might the story have given us? For example, the story might have provoked thoughts in you to challenge us to be less selfish. Are there any others?

I would also like you to revisit what you know about Pentecost which is the festival when we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit. It is celebrated on the Sunday 50 days after Easter. Pentecost is regarded as the birthday of the Christian church, and the start of the church’s mission to the world. Here are some activities below to help you understand it more, reflect on it and have some fun too.

Pentecost windmill activity Pentecost Reading Comprehension Pentecost Story Pentecost Recount Pentecost Gifts of the Holy Spirit Pentecost Word Unscramble Activity Pentecost Word Search

Maths

During this last half term of your primary school life, it’s so important that you challenge yourself and keep those maths skills polished so that you will be ready for secondary maths lessons, so please give your very best efforts everyday and complete maths daily.

This week for maths, I would like you to use the White Rose Home Learning Resources. You can click on the link below everyday and watch the tutorial first. These are really useful so please don’t skip this!  After that, I have already downloaded the daily worksheets which you can complete after the tutorial. The answers are also included for you to self-check when you have completed it. Don’t forget to spend a little time on corrections once you’ve marked your work so that you can learn from any mistakes. This is as important as completing the worksheets. If you have any problems, just send me a message on Showbie and I will call you and talk you through it.

Week 11 Lesson 1 Worksheet Week 11 Lesson 2 Worksheet Week 11 Lesson 3 Worksheet Week 11 Lesson 4 Worksheet

Week 11 Lesson 1 answers Week 11 Lesson 2 answers Week 11 Lesson 3 answers Week 11 Lesson 4 answers

You could also try the BBC Bitesize daily lessons. There are some useful tutorials and quizzes linked to what you are learning this week so check it out.

Click here to go straight to BBC daily lessons for Y6.

Reading

This week, I would like to challenge your reading skills further by working on texts in preparation for KS3. I have given you two texts to try. One is definitely easier than the other but the hardest one will really develop your language skills with fabulous vocabulary. Try to complete them both at home. Start with the easier one as you’ve had a week off and might be slow to get started. Then tackle the harder one. If you need help with this, please just message me on Showbie and I will call you quickly.

The first text is called The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde. You can listen to the story first if you like. It will really help you with your writing task later too!

Easier reading task: Oscar Wilde Selfish Giant Selfish Giant Answers

The second task is an extract from a 19th century text. It was written in 1893 so it’s very old indeed! The vocabulary in this extract is excellent. Read it first and highlight in pink, words that you don’t understand. Then spend time using the dictionary to check the meaning of the words. After this, read the text again with your new knowledge and see if you can answer the comprehension questions.

Challenge Text Challenge text answers

Writing

Your writing task for this week involves the themes of giants and getting really, really persuasive! Now children are usually pretty good at being persuasive, and you wrote some super letters to Lord Capulet back in autumn term where you tried to persuade him to choose you to be the Head Chef at his next annual banquet, so I know you will do a very good job with this task!

You should complete the reading tasks about giants first before starting this.  I would like you to put your persuasive writing into action by trying to sell a property for a fictional home. What the home looks like and where it is located is up to you but there is one problem: the owner of the house is tiny and there are giants living near by as neighbours!

To get you started, firstly construct a house outdoors using natural materials. Make a mini ‘For Sale’ sign, take a photograph and write an estate-agent-style advert to really sell the house. Here are some pictures to get your imagination started.

It’s going to be hard because it will only be small so think carefully about who the house would suit and how you will tempt them to buy it. What special features will it have, for example, a low-maintenance, mossy roof perfect for keeping the house well disguised in a secluded area of woodland away from the noise of busy roads. You need to make reference to the neighbours too as a giant neighbour is not ideal so how are you going to sell this as a bonus to the house? You will need to include lots of adjectives/noun phrases to create a vivid image in the potential buyers mind to really sell this place, so good luck! Remember to plan you writing before you start and then edit and improve using RAMPS.

Below are some resources which will help you to get started.

Persuasive writing word mat Persuasive text checklist Advert writing template Fictional descriptive writing word mat Adjective word mat

 

Art

For art home learning this week, it is linked to the reading text The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde. If you haven’t completed the reading task for this week, go back and watch the video, then try the reading comprehension.  Once you have completed that, I would like you to draw giants. Have a go at the tutorials first and then try to create your own giant. 

 

Music

I know many of you enjoyed watching and listening to clips from the Royal Opera House earlier this year. Here is the one that made many of you squeal with delight! Take a minute to watch this again and remember how you reacted the first time you heard this.

The Selfish Giant book by Oscar Wilde was made into a ballet. For home learning in music this week, I would like you to listen to music from different scenes of The Selfish Giant ballet by the composer Graeme Kohne. You can choose any scene you like and just click on the play button for a short extract (be careful and close down any pop up window adverts). It’s absolutely beautiful music and once you’ve read the story (watched it on the YouTube clip I have attached in the reading section), you can picture which parts of the story are being brought to life through music rather than words.

Your first task is to simply enjoy listening to a different style of music. Make your way through the scenes and see which ones you enjoy the most. Then start to think why you prefer music from one scene rather than another. What is it that interests you? What does the music make you picture in your head? What instruments can you hear and how do these effect your feelings?

Earlier in the year, you also learnt to listen and recognise the names of different instruments and name the section of the orchestra which they belong to, so I would like you to make a list of all the different instruments you can hear from at least 3 different scenes. Think about how you organise this so that I can click on the scene you choose and see if I can hear those instruments too. A table would probably work quite well but if you have another idea, then go for it!

Click here to listen to music from The Selfish Giant Ballet by Graeme Koehne.

Now for a complete contrast, turn up the sound and dance around the front room to one of Mrs Ward’s favourite songs by you know who! Once you’ve done this, please send your song choices to me that make you want to dance and sing! I’d love to hear them.

Science

For science home learning this week, please click on the link below and complete the Y6 science lessons. Send all your work to me using your Showbie account so I can see how you’ve got on and give you feedback.

Click here for BBC Home Learning Science

 
 

MFL: French

For French this week, I would like you to watch the story of the Selfish Giant in French. The English translation is along the bottom so you will be able to understand it. See if you can recognise from listening any words in French that you are already familiar with. Then make a list of words in French for synonyms of giant like big, large, etc.

Click to watch The Selfish Giant in French.

Now you can watch the tutorial all about size. Try to say the words, phrases and sentences. Listen first several times and then have a go.

 

Geography/History

For home learning this week, I would like you to research the Giant’s Causeway. Where is it in the world? What is it? How was it made? How did it get its name? Make a persuasive fact file to persuade tourists to visit; remember to give information about it’s history and it’s location so that anyone planning on going, knows exactly how to get there. Include images to support your fact file and make sure you include geographical vocabulary too! If you don’t fancy making a fact file, you could use your computing skills to make a short TV advert to advertise it. You will need to include the same information but you’ll just be presenting it in a different way. Have fun!

You could use the template below for writing a fact file if this is the task you like the sound of:

Fact File Template for Writing Task

PE

I know how much you love your PE lessons at school and how much you love being active when learning so please try this week to get a range of exercise which will keep you fit, but also try the free PE lessons online with This Is PE as it’s important to try to improve your skills too. There are now dozens of great PE lessons to complete at home which are really fun and will suit your interests too.

Send your photos and videos to me using your Showbie account. I’d love to see what you are doing to stay fit. 

 

Week 9: W/c 18th May

Hello my dear Year 6.

It was lovely talking to you all and thank you for all the messages; I received so many Showbie messages with work attached last week that it was hard to keep up with you! In one hour, I had 48 messages and that was about the average every hour so very well done for challenging yourself and keeping busy. Some of my favourite work of the week was around the history focus of Anderson shelters; I received lots of excellent diary entries as if you had spent a night in the shelter and some totally amazing Anderson shelters too. A special mention here to Millie, Isobel, Max and Jake for their particular effort with this task.

I have received lots of lovely messages from you saying how much you are enjoying looking at each others’ work on the shout out page. I’m glad you like it. What really pleases me about when you look at this page is that lots of you have been inspired to try tasks that you hadn’t tried before. Don’t forget to check out the shout out page regularly as you’ll also sometimes find extra buttons with tutorials too.

This week, we are having a special PSHE themed week about well-being and kindness. Lots of the tasks have been put on the page to give you time to connect with how you are feeling, how you can share these feelings, how you can stay connected with your family, friends, school and community, and how you can show your kindness to make the world just feel that little bit better. Thank you to all of you who have been asking me how I am; everyday I get asked this and this itself is kindness and makes me feel special.

Lots of the activities around PSHE this week will make you, and others feel happy. I thought you might like to see a few pictures of the people in my life who make me feel really happy! Feel free to send your photos to me to share happy moments this week.

 

Here is an extra special message to mark the beginning of our themed week. We are all missing you and can’t wait until we get you back to school and be together again.

You are doing so well to stay motivated at home to continue on your learning journey despite the struggles we face at the moment. I could not be prouder of you Year 6! Enjoy your week, keep in touch – I’m only a click away if you need me. 

RE

I know lots of you are missing seeing your family and friends, so this week, I would like you to listen to this new song as part of your worship to remember that you are never alone.  Ask, Seek, Knock – the lyrics are brilliant and I think you will really connect with them. Again, it’s a real feel good song and I want you to turn up the volume and let the music make you feel uplifted!

 

For home learning this week, I would like you to reflect on what your talents are. As part of well-being week, it’s important that you learn to feel comfortable saying what you are good at: this can be tricky!

Here are some things that people might say:

“I’ve got nothing to offer compared to others.” This mistake was made by the third servant in the Parable of the Talents. Read the parable in St Matthew’s Gospel 25:14-30. He buried what he had been given and then gave it back to his master. He took no risks. His masters was furious, and threw this servant out. Lesson 1: Take a risk!

“I use my talents but only for myself.” Many people think that Jesus’ message is to use your talents. It is not. Jesus’ message it  to use your talents for the Kingdom of God. A robber uses his ‘talents’ to trick and force others to give him money. He also takes risks. Jesus wants his followers to use their talents but for the building up of his Kingdom. Lesson 2: Serve God’s Kingdom.

“I’m so gifted and strong that I don’t need God’s help!” This was Simon Peter’s mistake. When Jesus told the disciples that they would all run away when trouble came to him, Peter said that he would never run away, even if all the others did. Peter was relying on his own strength. It was a bad mistake. He ended up denying three times that he even knew Jesus! Lesson 3: Rely on God.

“I’ll wait for the ‘big’ moment to show my talents.” Many people think that God wants them to do extraordinary things. They don’t realise that God wants them to do ordinary things extraordinarily well. Jesus said that the person who was faithful in little things could be trusted with great responsibility. What did he mean? He meant that if you don’t use your talents faithfully in the ordinary things of life, you won’t be ready for the ‘big’ moments in life which also demand your talents. Lesson 4: Serve God in daily routine of life.

Your task is to consider the above 4 lessons and then discuss this with your family. Each person in your family could make a list of their obvious talents and their hidden talents. For example, you may be a really good runner so your obvious talent is running. However, you are also really good at listening to your friends. This would be a hidden talent. Once you have made your lists, discuss with your family which talents are more important. You must give reasons for your answers. You can share this task with me however you choose. Maybe a voice note, photos of your lists, video a role-play, post its, etc. It’s up to you!

PSHE

There are lots of PSHE activities for you to choose from this week for Well Being Week so I hope you try as many as you can and gain plenty from them. It would be great to get your family members involved in some of these tasks too if you can.

Before you start any tasks, please watch this video to help you to understand what well being is and where your well being comes from.

Virtues Calendar

You have been set a special mission this week: to spread as much kindness and happiness as possible to the your family at home. To help you get started with this, check out the virtues calendar via the button below. Try to set yourself the mission of completing at least 1 activity per day from the virtues calendar. When you complete them, just take a look at the impact you have on those around you – it will make them feel great and you will feel sensational too! If you print out the resource below and follow the instructions, you could even use it like an advent calendar which is a nice idea to try.

Virtues Calendar

Well Being

During Well Being Week, it’s also a good time to revisit the idea of resilience. I set this task last week but I think most of you were so engrossed in other tasks like the Anderson shelter, that you missed this one out, so I’m leaving this great lesson for you from the Premier League Stars . Watch the video first (even if you don’t support Leicester City) and then try the activities about helpful and unhelpful thinking and re-framing your thoughts from unhelping thinking to helpful thinking.

Click here for Premier League Link.

There are also some other activities for you to choose from below to get you feeling great and those around you too. These activities are great to get your families involved in too but can be done as independent tasks too. It’s up to you. Choose one you like the look of, give it a go and reflect on how it makes you feel. Do you feel happy?

 

Music

As part of our PSHE week, I would like you to use music as a great tool to lift your well being. I thought of this as my neighbour was playing Mr Blue Sky as I was gardening and I could hear him singing with his wife. They were having such a good time singing along and it lifted my spirits too. Many of you might know this old song – it’s brilliant. If you would like to hear this song, click this:

I would like you to listen to some of your favourite music this week and choose 3 songs that really make you feel good. Please send a list to me with the name of the song and the artist with your reasons why you chose the songs. Please also ask your parents to talk to you about the music that makes them feel good. Listen to the music they tell you about together. Turn the volume up and dance around! Have fun.

I have put a few songs which I heard last week on the radio which made me feel good. Two of them were songs I already knew but one was a new one to me, but I really enjoyed the lyrics. All of them have lyrics which I feel really connect with this moment in history right now. You might like to hear them. See what you think! How do they make you feel?

Heroes By David Bowie: I’ve heard this one a lot recently with so many people proving to be heroes on a day to day basis.

Shine a Light by 2020 Eurovision artists: I heard this song just on Saturday night as the Eurovision Song Contest couldn’t go ahead due to the Coronavirus. The lyrics are so fitting for today.

Look for the Good by Jason Mraz: I heard this on the way to school this week and I thought the lyrics were brilliant.

Don’t forget to send my your song choices with your reasons and get your parents involved too. It would be great to get some videos or photos of you enjoying the music together.

Maths

This week for maths, I would like you to continue with the daily BBC lessons which give you some tutorials to watch and some activities to complete. So many of you have a fantastic daily routine of completing a tutorial and then the worksheets to go with it and this will really help you to maintain the super progress you have already made. Please keep it up. Remember, if you are finding anything tricky, you can send a message to me via Showbie and I will call you to talk you through it. Monday’s lesson is all about multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 which you practised at the very beginning of Y6 so you should get off to a good start this week. Remember, the decimal point doesn’t move, the digits move! Click on the button below to go straight to the tutorials.

Click here to go straight to BBC daily lessons for Y6.

Last week, lots of you completed all the quick mental maths activities which are quick to complete but great practise as it’s really easy to lose your recall skills if you don’t use them for a while. The emoji task was very popular last week; if you didn’t try it, you can go to week 8 and print it out. I have given you a variety of tasks to help you keep those recall skills fast and accurate so enjoy! Why don’t you practise first and then challenge an adult to do the same task and see who gets the best score in the time challenge – you’ll give them a run for their money I bet!

Click for Y6 Challenge Cards  Rounding Game 1 Connect 4: Rounding Game 2

Ultimate Times Tables Challenge Ultimate Times Tables Challenge 2 Multiplication Wheel Activity 

Last week, Jake got in touch to ask for more maths puzzles. He really liked the decoding ones so I set him a challenge to complete an extra one and see if he thought the rest of the class would like it. He thought you would, so here is an extra challenge from Jake: Spies and Espionage! There is also an extra Morse Code for anyone who enjoyed that last week. Murder Mysteries will return in week 10.

Click for Morse Code Extra Task

Click here for Jake’s Challenge: Spies and Espionage

More code breakers to challenge your mental maths below:

Mental Challenge Code Breaker 3 Stars *** Mental Challenge Code Breaker 2 stars ** Mental Challenge Code Breaker 1 Star *

Writing

It’s been great to see many of you continue to write for pleasure and it’s a great feeling to receive a Showbie message when you have done this. I enjoy reading all of them. Shout out to William for writing a 10 page novel which I will be reading very soon. It’s so long that it’s hard to read online so I will be printing it at school on Monday and then settle down to read it when I get back home. I will then share it with you all on the Shout Out page very soon.

To support you with writing ideas at home this week, I have set a couple of tasks to tempt you with. One is related to the Friend or Foe ongoing story you have been listening to weekly. You don’t need the book to complete this task as you have everything at the click of a button. The other tasks are just to inspire your minds to have the freedom and creativity to write in what ever style you like. You might like writing stories, diaries, poems, newspaper articles, non-chronological reports, etc. It’s up to you! Just go for it and try to include all the things you have been taught at school. Remember to plan, do and then review like all good writers do.

Disappearing World: Writing Ideas The Split Writing Ideas Friend or Foe: Newspaper Report Task

Reading

For the last two weeks, you have been following the Friend or Foe abridged story by Michael Morporgo. We have reached Chapter 7 but I know many of you have continued ahead which is absolutely fine too. This week, your reading tasks can focus around the comprehension questions, sequencing picture task and writing task follow up which you can click on below. If you haven’t listened to this story so far, don’t worry as you can simply click on the button below which will take you straight to the website where you can sit back and listen to the story.

Friend or Foe: Sequencing Task Friend or Foe: Chapter 6 Task Friend or For: Chapter 7 task

Click to listen to Friend or Foe  

Art

This week, I have prepared lots of activities and tutorials to support you with shading, If you can improve your shading techniques, your art work will accelerate enormously. Watch the tutorials and join in as you watch. You can pause it to practise, but remember, practise makes perfect so don’t rush to the final piece. If you practise, your final piece will be better. You can repeat the tutorials too. Some of you self evaluated last week and a common area where you wanted to improve was drawing realistic eyes, noses and lips. You can try these tutorials below to see if this helps you to achieve this. There is also a cartoon tutorial at the end if you fancy something different. Don’t forget to send any of your work to me via Showbie. I love seeing your art work and I know how much you enjoy it so have fun!

 

 

Science

This week I would like you to plan, carry out and record a science experiment.This is a big task but lots of fun so it may take you a few sessions.
 
In WW1 pilots in fighter planes were not usually given parachutes. However, parachutes had been invented and were used in WW1 by soldiers jumping out of ‘spy’ hot air balloons and in planes which secretly dropped spies behind enemy lines. The reason that WW1 were not given parachutes was because they were thought to be too heavy, large and bulky. Your job is to investigate whether a bigger parachute meant that a WW1 soldier would have had a slower and safer descent to the ground. 
 
The instructions of how to set up your parachute experiment are on the booklet. The only equipment you will need is:
  • A pretend soldier (small action figure or plasticine model)
  • Paper or bin bags to cut up and make square parachutes measuring 10cm x10cm, 20×20, 30×30, 40×40 and 50×50
  • Sellotape and string to attach to the corners to your figure.
  • A timer on a phone or stopwatch to measure the speed of the descent.
You will also need to find a place to drop the parachutes from. Make sure you are safe and check with an adult first to see if they can supervise you. I would like you to use your line graph drawing skills to record your results and send some pictures of your experiments via Showbie.
Remember there will be two opposing forces acting on the parachute: gravity making the soldier fall and air resistance caused by the parachute slowing the speed of the fall.
For an extension, if you are confident that you have made an effective parachute, test it by attaching an egg instead of a soldier! Good luck.
 
 
 

 

MFL: French

For home learning in French during Well Being Week, I would like you to learn to recognise French words related to feelings. Join in with the tutorial and repeat many times to help you build confidence. I would like you by the end of it to recognise individuals words related to feelings without seeing pictures or the words themselves. You can do this by shrinking down your screen so you can only hear the words, but don’t do this until you have practised many times using the tutorial. It would be great if you could record your voices as you practise and send a voice note to me on Showbie so I can hear how you are getting on.

Geography

This week, I would like you to be inspired by the video below (and on the Shout Out page) of your amazing class mate who names all the countries in Europe whilst locating them at the same time. It’s a fantastic skill to have and one I am going to work on this week too as I’m not as good at this as I should be. Good luck. Please send your videos of you completing this to me via Showbie and don’t worry if you can’t complete it in 2 minutes. Just look at your starting point and what you achieve as you practise, and, as long as you have improved, then it’s been worthwhile. I have put a map to get you started on the button below but it would be handy if you could see other maps of the world which are bigger as you work. These can be on screen or off screen. Have fun!

 

Click for a map of Europe with and without names

PE

I know how much you love your PE lessons at school and how much you love being active when learning so please try this week to get a range of exercise which will keep you fit, but also try the free PE lessons online with This Is PE as it’s important to try to improve your skills too.

Shout out to Millie for filming herself taking on Mr Cooper’s challenge. Also shout out to Erin who got her sister involved in the tennis PE lesson from the This Is PE website. Videos will be posted at 1pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday so check these out. If you miss them, don’t worry as they can all be viewed online at any time on the This is PE Youtube play list. All the buttons below will take you straight there so get your kits on and get clicking!

This week try to check out the following lessons for some variety. You can find these by clicking on the button below which will take you to the website.

  • Five to One
  • Reaction Wall
  • Socks War

Click here to go straight to This Is PE website.

You could also try Mr Cooper’s new challenge below too. It would be great to see more videos of you trying all of these tasks or send voice notes to me to tell me how you did.

Click to watch Mr Cooper’s video challenge.

 

Week 8: W/c 11th May

Hi Year 6. So this would have been your SATs week for you and I know it’s hard to know how to feel about the fact that you won’t be completing the tests. However, we are always talking at school about you being life-long learners, and what you are learning is for life not just for SATs week, so please try not to feel disappointed.

I would like you to try and give yourself the greatest challenge so far in terms of home learning this week. Do as much as you can since it’s ‘non-SATS’ week! I have given you lots of really fun activities and listened to your requests from talking to you on the phone this week. If we haven’t managed to chat yet, don’t worry, I’ll be calling you so get your ideas ready for next week.

I could not be prouder of you all so please keep working hard from home and stay in touch with me every day if you can. Motivation is the greatest thing I am looking for this week; I’m looking to see you being independent, getting on with the tasks and being self-motivated. Come on Y6 – you can do it!

New things to be aware of on the home learning page (if you haven’t already spotted them) is the new PE section, computing and Shout Out Pages. I hope you enjoy these. I also hope you enjoyed the video message I sent to you on Showbie.

Stay Safe Online

Just a reminder Year 6 to remember to stay safe online while you are completing home learning. You know the theory behind this but it’s up to you now to put it into practice. This means that you know lots of ways to stay safe on line but now you need to act on this yourself. The easiest way is to remember to STOP, BLOCK and TELL. Also, remember if anything worries you, it’s also fine to send me a message on Showbie as I can still help you even though we are not together at school.

 

Writing

Lots of you have been choosing to complete free writing as well as the tasks I set this week and I can’t tell you how exciting it is to see your work coming through via Showbie each week with the little extras like this. A massive shout out to Jake who has been a very creative writer this week sending through several stories written in chapters. Maybe you could write a story this week of your own choice?

For your writing task this week, I would like you to step into the shoes of someone who has spent the night sleeping in an Anderson shelter due to another air raid. Imagine how different this must have felt compared to being at home in your own bed. Try to write a diary entry for at least 2 nights spent in the shelter so that you cover a range of experiences. In order for you to be able to complete this task, it will be best if you complete the reading tasks first to get good background knowledge about the Second World War. You will also need to research what an Anderson shelter is. There are some really helpful videos below to help you get started with your research. Watch them all first before you start your own research.

 

 

Reading

With VE day celebrations just a few days ago, I thought it was important that our reading material for this week gives you more background on the Second World War. There are 3 really good reading comprehensions which are the perfect way to get some basic background historical knowledge whilst practising your reading skills. Please choose your own level of challenge by looking at the *** at the bottom of the page. Each comprehension has 3 layers of challenge in each one so you choose what’s best for you whilst ensuring you challenge yourself too!

Reading Comprehension: The Outbreak of the Second World War

Reading Comprehension: The Role of Women in the Second World War

 Reading Comprehension: The Battle of Britain and The Blitz

If you didn’t take a look at this last week, please check out the audio book called Friend or Foe by Michael Morporgo. This story is about some boys who are evacuated and a long way from home. If you liked War Horse, you’ll love this too. This will be enjoyable and give you historical background information for your writing task. Please listen up to the end of chapter 6 or more if you get carried away! Click on the button under the images and you’ll be taken straight to the website. Then you can sit back and relax.

Click here for link to Friend or Foe audio story.

 

Maths

This week for maths, I would like you to try the daily BBC lessons which give you some tutorials to watch and some activities to complete..  I was so impressed with the standard of maths coming through last week and lots of you have got into a good routine of doing maths daily so you are sure to stay on top of your skills! Remember, if you get stuck, you can send a message to me via Showbie and I will call you to talk you through it.

Click here to go straight to BBC daily lessons for Y6.

As well as the daily tutorials on BBC Bitesize, please have a go at some of the quick mental maths activities below to keep your skills quick and accurate.

Ultimate Times Tables Challenge Ultimate Times Tables Challenge 2 Multiplication Wheel Activity Emoji Code Breaker

I’ve also been asked by lots of children to keep providing the mystery maths challenges and puzzles as these are a real winner with you all. Shout out to Isobel who was the winner of the hardest murder mystery challenge this week, closely followed by Max and Francois. Shout out to Millie who was first in the medium challenge murder mystery. 

So here is a range of puzzles to crack – some are more challenging than others. The race is on! Get your answers to me as soon as you can and see if you can be the first to solve them. Print the Morse code activity carefully as the alphabet you need is at the end and the answers are in the middle – NO peeping!!

Click here for Morse code activity.

Click here for division code breaker. Click here for negative number code breaker.

Click here for negative code breaker answers.

Click here for negative numbers code breaker second challenge! Click here for negative number code breaker 2 answers.

RE

Thank you to all the children who once again shared with me how they had enjoyed the worship songs at home. This week is a really uplifting song called This is Amazing Grace. I am warning you, it is very catching so be prepared to sing and hum all day long after you have listened to this. Enjoy!

Your RE task for this week is to revisit the idea of being called to serve. There is no one on earth like you. What you are and what you have are unique. Only you can take the part that is meant for you. Take time to reflect on this idea.

Only you will do….In the Lord of the Rings, Frodo Baggins has a mission in life. This mission can only be carried out by him, and he must choose whether to accept it or not. As Christians, we believe that we too have a mission in life, something that only each one of us can offer back to God. I would like you to design an acrostic poem using the word UNIQUE. Try to get across this message in your poem. Try to include that there is no one like you and that you have a special mission in life.

As well as the poem, you could read some of the things that Jesus said to the disciples in Mark’s Gospel. Choose any three sayings. After reading them, try to explain how the first disciples might have put these words into action.

  • “Stay with me.” (14:32)
  • “Be on your guard.” (13:33)
  • “Go out to the whole world and proclaim the Gospel.” (16:16)
  • “Forget self.” (8:34)
  • “Follow me.” (1:17)

Now think about ways that you can put these words into action while you are still at home in lock down. How can you put these words into action? Present all your ideas in a way of your choice and send these to me via Showbie.

Finally, don’t forget that it is the month of May so this is a time to remember Mary. At school, we would have changed the worship table to have a blue cloth and dressed it with artefacts that remind us of Mary. Maybe you could make a family prayer table at home like this to remember Mary in your daily prayers? Here are a few other activities to support you with this.

Click here for Mary activity 1.

Click here for Mary activity 2.  

Art

When I have been chatting with you over the phone and by Showbie, loads of you have requested more art tutorials for home learning as you are enjoying them so much, so I aim to please! The first tutorial is moving on to be a little more challenging in terms of drawing cartoon characters which you have completed a few weeks ago. In this one, you will start to look at how to draw their bodies using s bend curves which we touched on at the start of Y6 many months ago now. See how you get on with this.

The second video is a tutorial on how to draw a hand. It sounds simple but they are really tricky and this video will give you some great tips to help you achieve this. Send your pictures to me via Showbie so I can see how you manage, and remember to send me all your attempts; as you know, drawing is like writing in terms of your first attempt needs improving so don’t think you’re going to do your best attempt on your first go. Be prepared to follow the tutorial a couple of times and you should see you are improving.

Maya also asked for more art tutorials and particularly wanted to focus on drawing realistic things rather than cartoons, so why don’t you give these tutorials below a try and see how your skills develop.

This final tutorial shows you how to draw a really realistic flower. I have included this one as it involves colour for anyone fancying a change from just pencil drawings. Good luck with art this week. I can’t wait to see what you achieve.

 

 

PE

I am sure you are going to love this addition to the Y6 home learning page this week. As well as the physically active learning grids which encourage you to get moving and stay healthy, Mr Cooper has sent some challenges to you. They are really great fun so get stuck in and have a go. See if you can get the whole family involved too. Mr Cooper explains them really well and then shows you how to do it too. Click on the button below and be patient as it downloads. It will be worth it!

Click to hear Mr Cooper’s first challenge for Y6.

In addition to Mr Cooper’s challenge, please check out the fabulous Youtube lessons ‘This is PE’ put together by Yorkshire Sports Foundation. You’ll recognise Alex who visited our school this year. They are short lessons and free to access! Listen to the explanation below and then look at the lessons in order on Youtube. They are great and I’ll certainly be giving them a go.

History

For history home learning this week, I would like you to put your excellent understanding of WW1 to good use by comparing it with the Second World War. You could display this simply using a Venn diagram and post it notes like we have done several times in class before. Make 2 circles which overlap and look for things unique to each war and thing which were the same. 

If you don’t have post its, you could just use slips of paper cut up to a similar size. Try to reuse paper if you can to live simply! If you have a different way that you would like to present your findings to me then go for it! I like to see creativity so my Venn diagram is just an idea to get you started. Remember to check your sources of evidence for reliability; don’t just accept answers from the first website you visit.

DT

This week, I would like you to get creative and make a model of an Anderson shelter. You could use a shoe box, foil, cardboard and paper to make it, or get out in the garden and see what materials you have out there to make a model of one. Here are some super examples of ones children have made in the past. These might inspire you to have a go. Make a plan first before you start and annotate your plan with the materials you will use.

Click here for paper model.

Computing

Using your DT model of an Anderson shelter, you could make a Stop Motion animation to retell how people used them and when. You have made several animations like this in school so you should be fairly confident making these. However, here are two reminder videos of the theory and one in action for you to watch for ideas before you start. I can’t wait to see what you get up to with this!

 

PSHE

For home learning this week, it’s a good time to revisit the idea of resilience, so check out the Premier League link below. Watch the video first (even if you don’t support Leicester City) and then try the activities about helpful and unhelpful thinking and re-framing your thoughts from unhelping thinking to helpful thinking.

Click here for Premier League Link.

Week 7: W/c 4th May

Hi Year 6. Wow you have been busy last week. I received so many pieces of work via Showbie which prove you are life-long learners in the making. Well done to you all for doing what you can in the time you have. I understand that each family situation is different so each week I aim to simply provide you with guidance on tasks you could do. Lots of you have also been sending through your own home learning tasks which are always great to see. A massive shout out to Toby this week who blew me away with his recordings he sent to me of what he has learnt to do on the drums. He has a full size drum kit at home and has been learning different rhythms; he can now perform them with great confidence – very cool! Another shout out to Isobel who managed to teach her mum the chunking method for division. She recorded her mum completing a calculation using the method she taught her which was an indicator of Isobel’s understanding: if mum could do it, then Isobel had completed the  mission! Well done to you all. I am missing you very much but love logging on daily to Showbie for catch ups, so keep them coming.

You may be wondering what the image with the number 75 is all about. Well it will become clear from the learning tasks I have set this week. 

 

Writing

Thank you for your poems last week about our amazing Earth; I really enjoyed reading these. Shout outs this week to Olivia, Henry and Jake who put in an enormous amount of effort into their free choice writing tasks – they were absolutely sensational and gripping to read!

This week, I would like you to write a diary entry at the end of VE day celebrations all those years ago. Imagine it…the war is over – what a mixture of emotions must have run through the poor people who had suffered for so long. Use the sheet provided and choose one person from the picture. Look at the questions on the sheet to guide you with your content. Make sure you include plenty of historical content which is accurate as well as all the features of a diary like first person, feelings and thoughts, etc. If it helps you to get into role, you could try hot-seating or role play at home which you are used to doing in class; this will really help you to put your self into the shoes of those who experienced VE day. I can’t wait to read your diaries. 

In order to have the background knowledge to complete this task, you will need to complete the reading comprehensions first and the history tasks will help too so please look at these sections now.

Click here for VE Day diary activity sheet.

Reading

Please continue to read for pleasure. I have attached First News newspaper for you this week and there is plenty of information in here about VE celebrations so please take a look and enjoy.

Click here for First Newspaper with VE articles.

In order to have the background knowledge to complete your English writing task, you will need to complete the reading comprehensions first and the history tasks will help too so please look at these now.

Click here for VE Day Reading Comprehension.

As well as a full reading comprehension, there are some 60 seconds reading tasks below which will support your understanding of WW2.

60 seconds reading task: war time recipe. 60 seconds reading task: a letter home. 60 seconds reading task: the role of women in WWII. 60 seconds reading task: the battle of Britain and the Blitz.

You might also like to listen to a Michael Morporgo audio of a story called Friend of Foe. This story is about some boys who are evacuated and a long way from home. If you liked War Horse, you’ll love this too. This will be enjoyable and give you historical background information for your writing task.

Click here for link to Friend or Foe audio story.

Finally, to build your vocabulary around this subject, you might enjoy having a go at this word search. Once you have completed it, write sentences using the words in the correct context to show you understand them. You may need to use a dictionary.

VE day word search to build vocabulary.

Maths

I’ve had lots of messages from you telling me how useful the Maths White Rose tutorials and daily maths lessons are so please enjoy doing these instead of Mathletics if this is more your learning style. It’s up to you but I would recommend that you try to complete a little bit of maths everyday. This week’s focus is all about fractions. You have done these in class before so if you watch the tutorials, you should be able to have a go at the worksheets too. If you need any help, don’t forget to send me a message and I will call you to talk you through it. If you are really stuck on fractions, click on the second button for an easier challenge not related to fractions.

Try to set yourself a challenge to complete one maths lesson everyday following the lessons in order.

  • Click the button below.
  • Look for the lesson tutorial (there is one for each day so start with lesson 1).
  • Watch it.
  • Download the worksheet.
  • Complete it.
  • Self assess using the answer sheet.
  • Send your work to me or messages via SHowbie if you need help.

Click here to go to White Rose Maths daily tutorials and worksheets. Click here to go to a White Rose Maths easier challenge.

If you have a Classroom Secrets Kids account, you could log on and have a look at these tutorials for more support with fractions. The images below will guide you to what to look for when you log on.

For an extra challenge, why not complete another Murder Mystery Maths Challenge with your family. Well done last week to Maya who was the first to solve the crime closely followed by Ruby (second place) Jess and Millie. Well done to Isobel who showed incredible resilience when trying to solve the crime. She had all but one clue correct and tried and tried again until she cracked the time when the crime happened.

You know how to do this: print it out, cut it up, get someone to hide it around the house/garden, set the timer and off you go! To solve the crime you will have to use your knowledge of coordinates. I didn’t give you more fractions in case you also complete all the White Rose daily maths tutorials – a little bit of variety is nice. Enjoy!

Murder Mystery Medium Challenge: Coordinates Murder Mystery Harder Challenge: Coordinates.

RE

Last week I had some lovely messages about how much you enjoyed the worship song I put on this page for you to enjoy, and it made me so happy to hear that some of you had shared this with your parents and siblings too. Well done to Francois who wrote a prayer for us to use when we return to school and worship together again. This week is the incredible song This I Believe. Some of you used to enjoy making up liturgical dances to this one so go for it at home if you like doing that. Otherwise, enjoy it in your own way but I recommend you turn the volume up, close your eyes, take a few deep breaths at the start and feel the presence of the Holy Spirit as you pray through song.

This week’s RE task depends on you having knowledge of VE day so complete the reading comprehension task first so that you know why it is such an important day and why we should remember it.  As followers of Jesus, we are all called to serve. Jesus came to bring us the fullness of life:he came to show us by his actions how we should love one another. We are all called to love one another by the way we live our lives.

Take time now to reflect on how you live your life, how others around you live their lives to show love for one another. At times we forget and think only of ourselves. What happens to our relationships when we only think of ourselves? What happens to relationships between countries when leaders of countries only think of themselves?

Your task is to think of ways that you can live your life serving others so that you love one another. You could draw a cartoon to show the many ways you can do this or write a poem. Moving further on with this task, I would like you to write a letter to our Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, to teach him about the importance of maintaining good relationships with other countries to avoid a repeat of WW1 and WW2. Suggest ways in your letter to create unity not divisions.

Your final task in RE is to create a piece of artwork which gives the message of loving one another. Display this in your window as another sign of hope for the world. Please take photos of these and share this with me via Showbie. Keep world peace in your prayers as we remember VE day this week.

 

Art/DT

All week long I have been receiving your fantastic art work from the tutorials I set last week – shout outs to Emily, Dominic, Joe and Harry for the artwork sent through which were my particular favourites . If you haven’t had a go yet, remember you can dip in and out of these weeks as you like so go back and have a browse to see what takes your fancy! 

With 75th celebration of VE day on 8th May, it would be fantastic if you could make some bunting to hang outside to show you are remembering this day. I have given you a template for bunting so all you have to do is print this out and use it as a template, or you can make your own template. Decorate the templates with any images, patterns, etc. that you feel are appropriate for the day, and then display these in your window or outdoors if the weather is good. Please take photos of this and send them to me via Showbie. Do plenty of these as you can never too much bunting!

Click here template for blank bunting. Click here for Union Jack bunting template.

If you don’t fancy making bunting, you might like the task below instead. You could make a WW2 spitfire or design a war medal.

Click here for Spitfire instructions. Click here for instruction to make a medal.

Alternatively, you could try this fun DT tasks where you use materials from your house to make a toy car. It looks great fun so have a go!

Click here for DT toy car project.

DT/Food Tech

Lots of you have been baking and cooking. I’ve heard of some great family activities with bake offs and Master Chef challenges so the food tech task this week is for you to create your own recipe. Try it out and then write instructions about how to make it so someone else can follow up. The Friends of St Joseph’s are looking to put a cookbook together so maybe your recipe will make it into the cook book. I have given you a template to support you below but feel free to create your own or display it in a way you choose – this is just a guide. Ready, steady, go!

Click here for writing instructions for a recipe guide.

Science

During the second world war, most people living in Britain experienced bombing raids or the Blitz. To protect their homes, people had to create a black out. This meant there could be no light at all coming from their houses. Your science task this week is to create a black out using different materials. Which materials provide the best black out and why? Follow the instructions on the button below and take photos as you work. Send these to me via Showbie with your suggestion about which material was best for the job. Remember, back then, lives depended on this so make sure you complete this task carefully to get the best results possible.

Click here for black out experiment.

 

 

Geography

In geography this week I would like you to build on the knowledge you gained during our WW1 topic where we learnt about allies and enemies. Use the resources below to research which countries were allies, which were axis/axis controlled countries and which were neutral countries. You will need to research this yourself first but look at all the resource first before you start and you’ll quickly see that you need to use the key to colour in the map.

Colouring sheet with blue sea. Activity Sheet. List of countries. Answer sheet.

History

For history this week, I would like you to learn about the Battle of Britain. What was it? Why was it significant? Who was involved? etc. There is a video below for you to watch but I would like you to extend your research further by looking at a range of sources of evidence, which, as you know, is very important as a historian. You can summarise your findings in a non-chronological report using all the key features of this type of writing, e.g. Title, subheadings, organised paragraphs, etc. There are some links below which will support you with the planning of your report to make sure you include all the features so make sure you use these to guide you. Plan your report first to ensure that your ideas are well organised.

Battle of Britain link.

Non-chronological report check list. 

Writing guides for non-chronological report.

Simple writing template guide.

Week 6: W/c 27th April

Hi Year 6. Well done for all the home learning you completed last week. I love going on Showbie everyday to see what you have been doing. Your messages about the extra activities you do like planting seeds, making cakes, going on long walks, playing badminton, etc. also make me smile too, so keep in touch . Here are some activities to keep you busy learning at home. Remember, these are suggestions and you can dip in and out of any week if there are some tasks from previous weeks which you haven’t completed. It’s up to you which order you complete them in but sometimes I suggest ones that would be best for you to do first to help you make the most of the time you spend learning at home. If you have ideas for home learning next week, please send them to me via Showbie. Please don’t forget the activity grids (learning and physically active) which are above and have some really fun things to try. Have a great week, stay home and stay safe. I pray we will be over this soon and back together in school fit and well.

Writing

Last week I received some sensational writing using the reading stimulus I gave you of living on ice so we will build on this. This week I would like you to choose your writing tasks from 2 suggestions. One suggestion is that you write a poem about how amazing our Earth is. If you choose this, you would be best completing the reading comprehensions first as these are about planet Earth. You can choose any style of poem that you would like; it doesn’t have to rhyme. You could present this in anyway you choose. If you don’t fancy writing a poem about Earth, you could write a poem to reflect the different climate zones for example, write a poem about mountains or deserts.

Another suggestion is that you continue with diary writing but write a contrasting diary entry as if you were living in a different climate to last week when you wrote as if you were living on ice. Again, I would recommend that you complete the geography task first as this will build your confidence and understanding of the different climate zones.

Don’t forget to plan your work first before you write it and then edit it (use RAMPS) to make sure it’s your best work. I look forward to seeing what your creative minds come up with this week.

 

In addition to writing a poem or diary, you could practise some SPAG skills with prefixes. If you have a Classroom Secrets Kids account, you could try these games.

You don’t need a Classroom Secrets Kids account though as there are also some worksheets to practise prefixes below; just click on the buttons and you can access them.

Click here for activity 1 on prefixes. Click here for activity 2 on prefixes.

Reading

For home learning this week, as well as reading for pleasure, I would like you complete the reading comprehension called Planet Earth. With the strange things going on at the moment, it’s easy to forget how amazing God’s world is so this reading comprehension should reignite your sense of awe and wonder for the world. Remember to challenge yourself by choice as there are 3 levels of challenge in the reading comprehension. 1 star is the easiest and 3 stars is the most challenging.

Click here for the reading comprehension called Planet Earth.

To keep your vocabulary and dictionary skills fresh, try this dictionary scavenger hunt and word detective sheet below:

Click here for a dictionary scavenger hunt. Click here for word detective activity.

For an extra challenge, you could design your own scavenger hunt using a dictionary.

Maths

Last week, we started using the Maths White Rose tutorials and daily maths lessons and lots of you sent messages to me on Showbie saying you had found the tutorials really useful and enjoyed the worksheets. This week we will continue with lessons on angles and move onto some problem solving at the end of the week too. Don’t forget to watch the tutorials as they really help to revisit things before you try the worksheets independently. You can then mark your work and send it to me via Showbie. If you need any help, don’t forget to send me a message and I will call you to talk you through it. If you are really stuck, click on the second button for an easier challenge.

Try to set yourself a challenge to complete one maths lesson everyday following the lessons in order.

  • Click the button below.
  • Look for the lesson tutorial (there is one for each day so start with lesson 1).
  • Watch it.
  • Download the worksheet.
  • Complete it.
  • Self assess using the answer sheet.
  • Send your work to me or messages via SHowbie if you need help.

Click here to go to White Rose Maths daily tutorials and worksheets. Click here to go to a White Rose Maths easier challenge.

For an extra challenge if you didn’t complete the family challenge last week, click on the button below and have a go at these! One of the tasks is a murder mystery like we have completed in class before with your parents on Show and Share day so you know the drill: print it out, cut it up, get someone to hide it around the house/garden, set the timer and off you go!

Click for Family White Rose Maths Challenge

Click here for Murder Mystery Family Maths Challenge.

 

RE

I am really missing our Class Collective Worships together and I know many of you love the songs we sing or listen to, so here is one of the songs for you to enjoy as you wish.

For home learning this week in RE I would like you to start to learn about Ramadan. This half term we had planned to go to visit a mosque and learn about Islam; sadly the trip was cancelled, but that doesn’t need to stop us! Try the activities below which include reading, art and crafts and word searches.

 

Ramadan activity sheet. What happens during Ramadan activity sheet. Ramadan word search. Ramadan craft activity. Ramadan extra craft activity. Ramadan Reading Comprehension.

Art

Well done to all the children who had a go at the art task last week. I was really pleased to get lots of pictures sent to me. Shout out to Harry, Henry, Jake and Millie for their artwork which really stood out this week particularly for their effort. This week for home learning in art I would like you to watch the Pete McKee tutorial below and have a go at drawing characters with superpowers. Once you’ve tried the tutorial, get creative and design your own super heroes. Remember to share your art with me via Showbie and you might get a shout out next week!

If you don’t fancy drawing cartoons, you could try one of the other tutorials below. One of them is to draw the world having a great big hug and the other has a folding surprise which would make someone smile if you made it and sent it to them.

Science

For home learning in science this week I would like you to try to grow your own rainbow following the instructions below. Take photos of each step as you follow the instructions. In additon to this, you could try a colour experiment called Colour Symphony.

Instructions to grow a rainbow. Symphony of Colours instructions.

As well as making a rainbow grow and making a colour symphony, you might like to try these reading comprehension which are science based. As some of the tasks this week have been about the amazing Earth, I thought the moon and sun could not be ignored!

The Moon Reading Comprehension Click here for reading comprehension about the Sun.

 

Geography

In geography this week I would like you to start to look at different climates. Use the activity map below and take 2 different climates. Research each climate and compare and contrast with another climate, for example, you might research a polar climate (based on what you learnt last week in reading about Living on Ice) compared to arid. Think of a creative way to show me what you have learnt. It could be a word wall, cartoon, piece of art, poem, a documentary using your iMovie skills, etc.

Click here for the climate zones map.

MFL: French

This week for home learning in French I would like you to continue building your vocabulary and pronunciation related to parts of the body. Here are some activities to support you.

Activity body parts in French. Labelling body parts in French. Body parts in French word search.  Link to song about body parts.

Week 5: W/c 20th April

I hope you all had a good Easter holiday break as much as is possible under the current circumstances. I’m sure you’ve nibbled plenty of chocolate eggs and enjoyed the plentiful sunshine we’ve had. Well done to all those Y6 pupils who have continued to complete activities over the last 2 weeks of Easter holidays. I’m so impressed by your efforts and it will really help to keep you progressing in the right direction.

For week 5, I have prepared lots of learning which you should be able to complete with lots of independence at home. You can choose the order you complete them but try to set yourself a challenge to complete them all by the end of the week. For extra ideas once you have completed this, you could also look at the home learning activity grids which have lots more activities for you to choose from. I have also updated the physical activity grid too with some new challenges for you to try every day.  I’m looking forward to getting lots more messages and examples of work completed by Showbie so get busy!

Writing

Last week, many of you completed a daily diary to record the events of the week that you were experiencing. This week, I would like you to continue with your diary skills but link it to the Living on Ice reading comprehension I have given you for this week. I would like you to imagine that you are living on ice. Write a diary account over several days to record what it is like. Obviously you have never lived on ice before so you will have to use what you learn from the reading comprehension and your own imagination to complete this. There are several examples of good diaries and top tip checklists to use below to help you if you need it. You can hand write these or use a computer. You could even record yourself as if you were doing a verbal camera diary at the end of the day. It’s up to you. I can’t wait to read your diaries!

Click here for examples of diaries.

Click here for helpful hints for diary writing.

Click here for features of a diary checklist.

Reading

For home learning this week, I would like you complete the reading comprehension called Living on Ice. I have chosen this theme as it links with the geography task for this week too. Please also complete the vocabulary worksheet to keep building up your knowledge of words. Send your answers to me via Showbie.

Living On Ice Reading Comprehension Text

Reading Comprehension Questions Medium Challenge

Reading Comprehension Questions Harder Challenge

Vocabulary Activity

 

 

Maths

For home learning this week I would like you to complete a daily activities about angles. We have covered lots of learning in class about angles so you should be fairly able to complete these independently. There are daily warm ups to try first called Flashback 4 to keep other areas of maths fresh in your mind and I really recommend that you complete these first and then complete the lesson worksheets. Try your hardest to complete one lesson every day from Monday to Friday. Please send your completed work to me via Showbie.

Follow these instructions to access the daily warm ups, lesson resources and the answers. The image above shows what it will look like. No peeping until you’ve had a good go yourself.

  • Click the button below.
  • Look for the lesson tutorial (there is one for each day so start with lesson 1).
  • Watch it.
  • Download the worksheet.
  • Complete it.
  • Self assess using the answer sheet.

Click on here to go to White Rose tutorials for each lesson.

RE

For home learning this week in RE I would like you to consider what it means to be a disciple. Watch the first 5 minutes of this cartoon to remind you about how Jesus chose his disciples. 

Many of the disciples had not lived a very good life, nor were they religious experts. They were ordinary working people. Not one of them could be called a student, a scholar, a professor, a priest or a prophet. They’d be lucky to have the basics of reading and a little writing. Jesus just wanted them to be ready. Ready to do what? 

Jesus wanted his disciples to be ready to turn, drop and trust. Turn means to repent, turn away from sin and towards God instead. Drop means put aside anything that stops you receiving his invitation. If you’re too attached to your job, belongings, money, etc. then you can’t open your arms to receive what he has to give. Trust means being open and able to believe in someone’s reliability, truth or ability. 

I would like you to design a job advert to recruit a new disciple. What details would you put on it? Would experience be needed? Would they need to have qualifications? Who should apply? What would be the perks of the job? To give you an idea about how to set this out, please click on the button below.

Click here for job advert layout ideas.

 

 

Art

This week for home learning in art I would like you to get creative with angles. Below is a great clip for you to watch to inspire you. What I like about this piece is how triangles have been used and nothing else! You need pastel colours to create the effect below but don’t worry if you don’t have any as you could experiment at home with anything you can get your hands on and just have a go. You may be surprised by what you achieve. You don’t need to stick to triangles, but I would like you to have an element of angles included in your art work. Good luck.

 

Science

For home learning in science this week I would like you to watch the BBC clip about inheritance. Once you have watched the clip, I would like you to consider what features you have that are similar to your parents, for example, you may have eyes similar to your mum but hair more like your dad.

Click here to watch the BBC clip about inheritance.

After this, I would like you to create your own new biscuit based on inheriting characteristics from its parent biscuits. When I say the word ‘create’ I just mean make it in your imagination – you don’t need to try to bake it! Sound strange? It’s really easy! Imagine a jammy dodger and a party ring had a baby biscuit – what features could it possibly inherit? Maybe a party ring shape with a jammy centre? Maybe it could be a double party ring with a jammy textured centre but stripy jam like a party ring colour. Who knows? The possibilities are great so have some fun with this.

Once you have created your own new biscuit using features inherited from the parent biscuits, draw your biscuit and break it down into a layered diagram. Make notes to explain what each feature is and which parent biscuit it came from. Here is an example of how to draw a burger in a layered diagram although this one doesn’t have notes for each layer to explain what it is so make sure yours does! Send your drawings of your delicious baby biscuits with their inherited characteristics to me via Showbie.

Geography

This week for home learning I would like you to learn about biomes. Isobel has created this task for us this week so well done to her for taking the time with her mum to make this super resource to support your learning. Isobel has put together a powerpoint lesson to support you as you work through the booklet. Be careful not to click too fast as you will come across the answers – be honest! Print out the task and use it alongside the powerpoint! This is an excellent geography task and you will learn a lot so please have a go. Please send your completed work to me via Showbie. If you have any ideas for home learning tasks, please send these to me too. 

Click to download Isobel’s powerpoint tutorial about biomes,

Click to download the booklet with activities to complete alongside the tutorial.

MFL: French

We have been making good progress in school building up our French vocabulary bank and understanding, so this week I would like home learning for French to link to geography. The tasks below will help you to learn to recognise how countries/nationalities and oceans are written and said in French. Watch the clip and listen really carefully. Repeat the words/phrase as the presenter speaks. Then try some of the downloadable tasks below. You may need to complete some research yourself too so good luck.

World Map French Labelling Activity.

Countries matching cards French/English

Week 4: W/c 13th April

Firstly, well done to Y6 for their efforts with home learning so far, and particularly to those children who have continued to complete home learning during what would officially have been our Easter fortnight holidays (week 3 and week 4). I have loved seeing the activities and work being sent through to me on Showbie and I’m super proud of you for being committed life long learners. It’s been great to see some children taking on the challenges set by Dominic and Jessica which were to design a roller coaster or building and make a marble run. 

To keep you busy for the next week, I have prepared lots of activities for a range of subjects for you to access as you choose. As well as these, don’t forget about your maths, SPAG and reading booklets which you tool home with you, and the learning grids which have got a lovely range of activities for you to choose from too, including the active learning tasks. I hope you enjoy them.

Writing

This week I would like you to complete a diary each day. Keep a record of what happens and how you feel. Try to look out for really positive experiences like when the community come together to clap for the NHS or when you spend time together as a family. It’s fine to also record any worries you have or times when you get bored but try to chat with a family member about things like this too so that you don’t bottle things up. Remember how much we like to read diaries as first hand experience of people back in history? Well one day you will talk about this strange period in your life when you had lots of time off school due to a virus and having a diary to recall what happened would be really interesting. You don’t need to send these to me unless you want to as diaries can be quite personal to you.  Here are some top tips to help you write a good diary.

Click here for examples of diaries.

Click here for helpful hints for diary writing.

Click here for features of a diary checklist.

Reading

This week for home learning, continue to immerse yourself in literature! Read for pleasure as much as you can. If the weather is nice, maybe you could find a lovely spot of shade and enjoy being outside at the same time. Keep sending your extreme reading photos to me too; I received quite a few this week. R’dli and Jessica’s were the most extreme examples sent to me so far so keep them coming.

As well as reading for pleasure, please continue to build your worthy words walls which you hopefully started last week (see week 3 details). Again, it was great to see plenty of you were trying this at home so keep adding to it now. You should collect these words are you read and make sure that you know the meaning of the words and can put them into a sentence yourself. This will ensure that your vocabulary continues to grow from home.

Finally, I have given you some reading comprehensions below about different current musicians. Remember to challenge yourself by choice: the more stars at the bottom of the page, the more challenging the text and questions are. I have given you a range of musicians to choose from depending on your taste. I thought that you might enjoy modern musicians for a change as your music task this week is based on musicians from the 1960s.

Reading comprehension: Ariana Grande

Reading Comprehension: Ed Sheeran

Reading Comprehension: Stormzy

Maths

For maths home learning this week, I have given you 12 Easter related puzzles to solve. I would like you to print them off and cut them up. Then ask someone in your house to hide them inside and outside if the weather is nice. Then set yourself a timer and get started. Find the first challenge and completed it, then repeat until you have completed all 12. You will need paper and a pencil to record your calculations, answers and then send me this with your time. The fastest 3 children will get a shout out next week. Good luck.

Click here for the maths Easter challenge cards. Click here for the maths answers.

 

RE

Happy Easter! This week, I would like you to reflect on what the resurrection of Jesus means to you today. To help you get started with this, listen to the song below and think about how you will remember Jesus by putting your faith into action. You could share these ideas with your family or maybe send me a voice note via your Showbie account.

Art

Art this week follows on from last week so if you didn’t complete week 3, you might want to go back to it. If you did, then here are some more tutorials to draw cartoons by Pete McKee. These were very popular last week and I really enjoyed looking at your work which was sent by many children via the Showbie accounts. Lots of you asked for more of these, so I’m sure you’ll enjoy these. Don’t forget to send me your work and let me know how you get on.

 

 

Science

For home learning this week, I would like you to take on an Easter challenge which Olivia has already completed. She made a raw egg bounce! She recorded her method and followed it taking photos at each stage. She then tested her raw egg to see if it would bounce and measured the height before it splattered everywhere. I won’t tell you how much bounce Olivia’s had but you can send your method and results to me via your Showbie account and I will announce the bounciest egg next week. Get cracking!

 

Geography

This week I have set you some geography to keep your skills fresh. You need to use an Atlas to name the countries where you find Easter Eggs. If you don’t have an atlas, you can still do it using an app or the internet. Be careful when you print the sheet below which has the Easter eggs on it as the answers are on the second sheet so no peeping until you finish!

Click here for the atlas Easter egg hunt.

For an extra challenge, you can try the activity below where you need to apply your understaning of latitude and longitude to give the position of Easter Eggs around the world.

Click for Latitude and Longitude Easter Egg Challenge.

Music

Music home learning this week builds on the previous week so if you didn’t complete week 3, please go back and take a look; it will really help you before trying week 4. I would like you to continue listening to different artists from the 1960s era. As you listen to the 3 songs below, you need to comment on how the lyrics and the music impacts on your mood. Think, how do the lyrics impact on my mood and make me feel? How does the choice of instruments impact on my overall mood? Make sure you use your excellent guided reading skills to give a detailed answer by making a point, explain what you mean and give an example (PEE). Please send your comments to me via Showbie.

Click here to listen to Crying by Roy Orbison. Click to listen to You’ve Lost that Loving Feeling by The Righteous Brothers. Click here to listen to Yellow Submarine by The Beatles.

Week 3: W/c 6th April

Please find lots of activities, worksheets and documents to support your learning in Year 6. Each subject has activities for you to complete at home. Some are Easter Themed and others build on learning and topics we started in school. If you fancy a lucky dip, try the learning grids above which change fortnightly. Remember to keep active so check out the physically active learning grids too which include lots of ideas to get you up and active.I would love to see what you get up to so please upload anything to Showbie – this can be word documents, powerpoints, voice notes, pictures or videos.

Writing

Your home learning task this week for writing is to write instructions about how to make an Easter Egg hunt. Plan the hunt yourself and then make it. Once you have made it, get your family involved at finding the Easter eggs you’ve hidden. For extra fun and to keep you fit, each Easter egg could have an exercise to do on it for the person who finds it, e.g. 10 bunny hops, 20 star jumps, etc. Remember to write your instructions and use the checklist below to ensure you include all the key features. Then please send this to me using your Showbie accounts. For any key worker children, we made one together last week at school so you’ve got recent experience; it was so much fun and it took 45 minutes to find 30 eggs hidden around the school grounds. 

Instructions Checklist

Reading

As well as reading for pleasure, please also complete the reading comprehension below all about Easter. Remember to challenge yourself by choice: 1 star is the easiest, 2 stars is medium and 3 stars is the most challenging. The answers are also included but no peeping until you’ve given it a really good try. Again, send your work to me via Showbie please as I would love to see how you get on with this.

Reading Comprehension about Easter

Another task for you to start this week with your reading is to create your own worthy word wall in your house somewhere using words that you find in your reading which you think are worthy of a good discussion (just like we do at school). Ask permission first to make sure it’s okay to stick the words up. Keep adding to this every time you read and image how big it will be by the time we finish home learning and get back to school! Send photos to me via Showbie. It may take a few weeks to build up but it would be great to see them. Here is our class one as a reminder.

Maths

This week, home learning for maths is an Easter Themed Mystery.

Maths Easter Mystery

While you are doing the Easter Mystery maths, you may find that you need to revisit Roman Numerals as you haven’t done these since Y4,so here are some worksheets and links to support you with this.

Roman Numerals Chart Roman Numeral Mosaic Maths Activity Roman Numeral Activity Sheet

You may also need to revisit improper fractions to mixed numbers, so here are some resources to help you with that too.

Converting Improper Fractions Poster Improper Fractions Activity Sheet Improper Fractions Answer Sheet

Also make sure you are doing regular arithmetic revision using the resources below. Try to make sure you ll this week. There are core tasks and extensions – don’t be afraid to challenge yourself with an extension one. Let me know via Showbie if you get stuck on any elements of the arithmetic and I will support you.

Arithmetic Test Core 8 Arithmetic Test Core 9 Arithmetic Test Extension 8 Arithmetic Test Extension 9

 

 

RE

We are now in Holy Week and I have included a lovely resource for you to use to support your prayers and liturgies at home and your learning in RE too.

Holy Week Resources and Activities for Home

The Mini-Vinnies have also launched an Easter display competition (details below) and I would encourage you all to have a go at this and submit your entries and also share your Easter displays with me via your Showbie accounts. The deadline for entries to be submitted for this competition is Wednesday 22nd April. Details of how to submit entries are below:

Art

Home learning for this week I want you to follow these really great videos to learn to draw cartoon characters. We did some cartoon stick men at the beginning of Y6 where you tried to make them look like they were moving and I know how much you enjoyed this. Lots of you also enjoyed the home learning task a few weeks ago where you drew cartoons to show how people reacted to Jesus’ miracles. So for more fun and to build your skills even further, please follow each short lesson below and have a go. Pete McKee has been on TV last week promoting his lessons during this period of home learning and how anyone can draw. Enjoy and don’t forget to send me any drawings that you do by Showbie.

 

 

Science

Your home learning task follows on from last week (week 2) so don’t do this one until you have completed week 2. Last week, you researched how rainbows are made following on your learning in our topic of light. Rainbows are all over the place at the moment to represent hope and many of you sent me pictures of your rainbows by Showbie. Now that you know how colour comes from light, watch this video. Once you have done this as a review, click on the link which will take you to a web page which explains how you can make your own real rainbows! It’s so much fun so have a go and send photos to my via Showbie.

Link to How to Make Rainbows at Home 

Now that you have made your own rainbow, how about making a colour wheel and watching the colours disappear? What the link below and have a go. Film your spinning colours disappearing in front of your eyes and send it to me via your Showbie accounts. Good luck!

 

 

 

History

Your home learning task this week is to find out about the history of Easter Eggs and Easter Bunny. Why are eggs and bunnies associated with Easter? When did Easter eggs first begin? Why do we eat chocolate eggs and when did this tradition start? Dig deep and find out as much as possible around this topic. Remember to check your sources of evidence and double check across sources to ensure your information is accurate. You can present this information to me in any way you like including videos, cartoon animations, word, hand written, etc. Please send you work to me via Showbie.

 

 

 

Music

Home learning for music this week is building on week 2 so please make sure you have completed week 2 first. This week I have included some music from the 1960s but from different artists. Once again, listen carefully and describe the tempo using the musical terms found on the green button below.  As you listen, I would like you to also list all the different instruments you can hear and then name the section of the orchestra which they below to. We learnt about the orchestra a few weeks ago in school so draw upon your understanding and apply it today.

Tempo words

Worksheet to record instruments and sections of the orchestra which they belong to.

Click to listen to Shout by Lulu Click to listen to Roy Orbison Click to listen to Chubby Checker

 

Writing

Below are some ideas to inspire you with your writing this week. All ideas/pictures/pdf documents have been taken from Pobble 365, so if they are not inspiring you (we all have different tastes), then have a browse on the google images from Pobble 365 – they are ace!

Writing activities for The Party. Writing activities for Hope.  Writing activities for The Dangerous Pet.

Reading

Over the course of this week, I would like you to carry on reading for pleasure but have a bit of fun reading in strange places around your home and garden where you wouldn’t normally expect someone to read. Maybe you could read in the bath or on your roller skates with a helmet on of course! Send your extreme reading photos to me via your Showbie and make me laugh. I’ll do extreme reading too!

As well as reading for pleasure, please also complete the reading comprehension below linked to areas we are learning about in history which is Britain since 1948. This week we will focus on the 1960s decade. You can challenge yourself by choice: 1 star is the easiest, 2 stars is medium and 3 stars is the most challenging. The answers are also included but no peeping until you’ve given it a really good try. Again, send your work to me via Showbie please as I would love to see how you get on with this.

Reading Comprehension History 1960s

There is also another reading comprehension linked to our science topic of light for you to complete. Remember to check the stars on the bottom to choose your level of challenge.

Science Reading Comprehension for light

Also, here are some extra tasks to try. Some of you tried these last week and the pieces of work which came through were my favourite of the week! A huge shout out to Francois for his creative writing based on one of these tasks. It was super!

Maths

This week, home learning for maths is all about nets of 3d shapes. I have set some Mathletics tasks around this but there are also some other tasks below to complete. Watch the clips and have a go at the maths sheets below.

Match the nets to their 3d shapes. Easter themed net activity. Reasoning and problem solving with nets. Varied fluency with nets.

Also make sure you are doing regular arithmetic revision using the resources below. Try to make sure you complete them all this week. There are core tasks and extensions – don’t be afraid to challenge yourself with an extension one. Let me know via Showbie if you get stuck on any elements of the arithmetic and I will support you.

Arithmetic Test Extension 5 Arithmetic Test Extension 6 Arithmetic Test Extension 7 Arithmetic Test Core 5 Arithmetic Test Core 6 Arithmetic Test Core 7

RE

This weeks home learning for RE is to consider the different ways in which Jesus suffered. Think about actions, words, deeds and thoughts and think about the range of people who made Jesus suffer. What the clip below and make notes as you watch it. Stop it as you need to while you make notes. Watch it again from start to finish. Write down key words/phrases about how he suffered, e.g. whipped. Then RAG rate these key words and find alternative words which mean the same thing (synonyms). Send these to me via Showbie. The learning objective is to know the different ways that Jesus suffered. You will use this work next week to write a poem so make sure you have a good understanding this week and your RAG rated words and synonyms will become part of your plan for your poem next week.

 

Art

Home learning for this week is to use hatching and cross hatching skills to create tone (light and shade). Start by watching the first clip. It will explain what hatching and cross hatching is. Don’t worry if you don’t have a range of pencils, you can still do it with just one. Then watch the second clip and have a go at drawing 3d shapes using hatching and cross hatching. Send your artwork to me via Showbie so I can see how you get on. Remember, art is like writing; your first attempt will not be your final attempt so be ready to have more attempts until you achieve a piece you are proud of.

Science

You have been learning about light in science this half term but have you ever wondered how are rainbows made? They are one of the most beautiful sights you will see in the sky but what makes them appear? Your home learning task is to find out light contributes to how rainbows are made and present this information to me in an interesting way. You could make posters, videos, cartoons, etc. Maybe you could use imovie skills from Computing lessons this half term? They sky is the limit! You have no doubt seen lots of rainbows in windows at the moment too as they are a sign of hope to the end of this virus situation so maybe you could draw your own rainbow afterwards and include it as part of your explanation. Send your creative explanations via SHowbie please – I can’t wait to see how you get on with this task.

History

Your home learning task this week is to research what education was like in the 1960s compared to today. Remember, we have learnt how to compare in class so you will need to comment on then (1960s) versus now (2020). You will need to comment on both periods in history. Ensure that you PEE when you compare so that you give plenty of detail and examples. Think about things like lessons, technology, playtime, punishment, PE lessons, uniforms, how classroom were arranged, etc. How you present this information is up to you but please try to cover lots of different aspects as suggested above.

 

 

 

Music

Home learning for music this week is to listen to 3 different Beatles songs and comment on the tempo. Look at the sheet below which gives you musical terms to describe tempo (speed). List the 3 songs that you choose and choose the most appropriate word you think suits the tempo. Send your work to me via Showbie.

Tempo Activity

Click here to listen to Love Me Do. Click here to listen to In My Life.  Click here to listen to She Loves You.

Week 1: W/C 23rd March

Below are activities, worksheets and documents to support your learning during your first week of learning at home. Remember to upload any work you complete to Showbie! 

Reading

There are also some great tasks for you to choose from below. You can do these tasks with any book you are reading.

Writing – Ideas for Home Learning

Fancy writing a poem as a family about ambition? Have a look at this Premier League Challenge and see if you can get the whole family involved. 

https://plprimarystars.com/news/friday-family-challenge?utm_campaign=1872854_HL%20Sunday%20email%2029.03.20&utm_medium=email&utm_source=edcoms&dm_i=3VTU,1453Q,3MCIXG,3X084,1

 

Maths

Here is a great website to access maths activites for home learning. Please explore and send me any work completed via your Showbie accounts.

White Rose Home Learning Y6

Your arithmetic is coming along so well so don’t let it get rusty! Try some of these 30 minute challenges below. If you fancy something trickier, try the extension tests. Try to complete one at least every other day so that you keep your arithmetic skills fresh and polished!

Arithmetic Core Test 2 Arithmetic Core Test 3 Arithmetic Core Test 4

Fancy a harder challenge? Try these below:

Arithmetic test extension 1 Arithmetic test extension 2 Arithmetic test extension 3