Hello Year 6,
I hope you’re all safe and well and have had a good weekend. Again, a massive well done to all those who accessed and completed the home learning tasks I set last week. Remember, it is important to plan some learning time into each day as well as having some fun.
Please remember to send your videos, to welcome our new reception class children, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information can be found on last week’s post and email.
Your home learning tasks for week beginning May 4th are all on this post. Maths and English tasks should be completed by the end of the week. Friday is a bank holiday as we celebrate VE Day; I’ve provided some ideas below to help you participate.
VE Day, Friday 8th May
Take part in the 75th anniversary celebrations for VE Day. You could start by decorating your home with Union Jack bunting. Then find out about VE Day and why it was celebrated with the fact file and PowerPoint.
|Blank Bunting Template||VE Day Fact File|
|VE Day Information PowerPoint||‘Code-Cracking for Beginners’ Morse Code|
Next, you could design a poppy – perhaps, in the style of Georgia O’Keeffe or have a go at cracking the morse code to reveal the secret message.
Finally, you could write a prayer to read aloud to your family as part of your VE Day celebrations. What would you say? I’d love to see your prayers too.
Have a great week.
Daily maths lessons
This week we’re revising fractions.
Please follow the link to White Rose Home Learning (summer term, week 3).
Alternatively, BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ also aligns with our timetable, covering the lessons below, and offers a number of videos and interactive activities as well as another worksheet option.
You can either print a worksheet (if you have access to a printer), complete it and stick it into your maths book, or record your answers directly into your books. Remember to watch the video clips to guide your learning. They should help!
|Monday||Lesson 1: Simplify fractions|
|Tuesday||Lesson 2: Compare and order fractions|
|Wednesday||Lesson 3: Add and subtract fractions|
|Thursday||Lesson 4: Mixed addition and subtraction|
Answers should be recorded in your maths book.
This week, I’d like you to try a reading lesson on BBC Bitesize. It’s based on extracts from a book by Siobhan Dowd called ‘The London Eye Mystery’ (I’ve read this one. It’s an exciting narrative!). The lesson includes video clips and activities. Let me know what you think. You may even decide you want to get the book yourself so you can continue the story!
It is also important to spend 30 minutes 3-4 times each week on Reading Plus.
Click on the link for more information and the visuals you’ll need for each writing task this week.
Based on these activities, I have outlined your writing timetable below. Please email ‘Word’ attachments or photographs of your work to me through Purple Mash.
|Monday||Character Development – write a diary entry|
|Tuesday||The island of lights – write a description|
|Wednesday||Descriptive writing – describe the snow leopard|
|Thursday||Predict what happens next – invent your own ending to the story|
|Friday||VE Day… Enjoy!|
Complete tasks set on spag.com.
I’ve found two lovely art lessons from the Oak National Academy, year 6. The first one is all about using different textures that you can find at home and the second lesson is about using visual textures to add interest. There is a detailed video for each lesson, delivered by an art teacher.
Please have a go and send photos of your completed work to me for our Facebook page.
If we were in school, we’d be talking about ‘Discipleship’ in RE. Jesus made some special friends who copied and trusted him when he was alive; they were called disciples. Do you know any of their names? I would like you to research them as well as find a definition of discipleship.
We will look at a story about how Jesus met his friends next week.
Geography (due Thursday 7 May)
One of our geography topics for this term is the ‘The Americas’. Remember, we explored a little of South America in year 5.
Here, you will find learning activities for lesson 1 – comparing North and South America. There is a lesson plan and a Powerpoint presentation to help you to follow the activities as well as activity sheets.
The website ‘World Geography Games’ https://world-geography-games.com is a great place to learn where countries are located.
By way of revision, I’d like you to take a look at BBC Bitesize science lessons about the ‘solar system’. Learn about the movement of the earth, and other planets, relative to the sun in the solar system.