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Year 6

Welcome to the Year 6 class page.  This is where we will keep you up to date with the work and activities you are expected to complete while school is closed.

 

Remember - we will communicate with parents via Class Dojo on a daily basis.

4th April 2020

Spring Break

Now we have reached the Spring Break, we think everyone needs a well deserved rest (teachers, pupils and parents !!), therefore we will not be setting daily tasks on the website. However, we will set a project to complete over the two week holiday as we normally do. As with any holiday period we still expect children to access online learning at home (for help with logins etc check the info page by clicking here). Teachers will not be checking who is going on this daily but will check at the end of the two week holiday.


Please feel free to still add photographs and videos to Tapestry/Dojos as the staff would love to see what the children are getting up to and we know the home school link is now more important than ever. Staff won't be responding to these but will add them to the children's online portfolio.


Daily tasks will resume on the website on 20th April.


Mrs O'Neil Edwards will also be adding a headteacher's challenge to the website for children to work on over the two week holiday.


Have a wonderful Easter, be kind and stay safe. πŸ£πŸŒˆπŸ’–

Please remember - every day you should be completing your expected times on TTRS, Bug Club, Nessy, Numbots and Hit the Button.  This will take you about an hour and a half each day but is so important if you are to keep up when schools re-open and be ready to move to High School.  Your teachers are now checking these every day to see who is working on these core skills.

Friday 3rd April

Maths:

We are now on Week 2.  Complete lesson 4 today - Introduce Angles (If you haven't completed yesterday's lesson yet then please do this first).  Here's the link if you need it

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning

 

Remember, if you don't have a printer at home then just use whatever paper you have to work out your answers and if you can post your work on your Class Dojo portfolio πŸ‘πŸ»

 

Science:

So, all week we've been looking at different materials (liquids, metals and plastics), their properties and how these impact on what they are used for.

 

Today's task is a creative one.  We'd like you to design a new product (this could be anything such as a new toy, a bike, go-kart or games console).  Draw a diagram of your product and label it to show which materials you would use to make it.  Then explain. why you chose each material (use the knowledge you've gained through the week).

 

Why not send us a picture of your product on Dojo πŸ‘πŸ»

 

Creative / Mindfulness task:

#Draw with Rob - Rob Biddulph

Click on the link below and watch the you tube clip on how to draw a cute stegosaurus called 'Gregosaurus'. Please post some pictures of baby 'Greg' on your Class Dojo portfolio so we can see your fantastic artwork.

http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

Thursday 2nd April

Maths:

We are now on Week 2.  Complete lesson 3 today - Measure with a protractor (If you haven't completed yesterday's lesson yet then please do this first).  Here's the link if you need it

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning

 

If you haven't got a protractor at home then just do the questions that you can

 

Remember, if you don't have a printer at home then just use whatever paper you have to work out your answers and if you can post your work on your Class Dojo portfolio πŸ‘πŸ»

 

Science:

So, yesterday we were looking at metals and what they are used for.  Today we are going to look more closely at the properties of plastics.

 

Task 1: See if you can find a wooden spoon, a plastic spoon and a metal spoon.  Ask an adult to help. you and put these spoons in some very hot water.  What do you think will happen to the spoons (which spoon handle will get hotter the quickest?).  Carefully. touch the handles and see if you were right.

 

Remember - a thermal insulator is something which prevents heat from moving from one place to another and a thermal conductor is something which allows heat to be conducted through it.

 

Questions:

  • When might it be better to use a wooden spoon rather than a metal spoon?
  • When might a plastic spoon be better than a wooden spoon?

 

Task 2: Using the table below (we've attached it to print out if you want) examine things that are plastic around the house.  You will need to carefully examine the labels on the plastic.  Can you sort the plastics into groups depending on what type of plastic they are?  Why have they used a certain plastic to make your objects . . . . what properties does it have that made it a good choice?

 

 

Reflect: Were any of the plastics recyclable? How did you know?

 

Creative / Mindfulness:

Outdoor task:

Create your own obstacle course!

Can you use any household/outdoor objects to create your very own obstacle course for yourself and your family members? How challenging can you make it? Remember to upload pictures and videos on Class Dojo portfolios.

  

 

Wednesday 1st April

Maths:

We are now on Week 2.  Complete lesson 2 today - Ratio and Proportion problems (If you haven't completed yesterday's lesson yet then please do this first).  Here's the link if you need it

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning

 

Remember, if you don't have a printer at home then just use whatever paper you have to work out your answers and if you can post your work on your Class Dojo portfolio πŸ‘πŸ»

 

Science:

So, yesterday we were looking at liquids and which had the highest level of viscosity.  Today we are going to look more closely at the properties of metals and what they are used for.

 

Task 1: Have a look at these statements and decide for each one if you agree with it, disagree with it or aren't sure.

 

 

Check these with an adult and any you are unsure about see if you can find out on the internet.

 

Task 2: Using the table below (if you have a printer it is available just below today's instructions), Your challenge is to find examples around your house of a metal being used because it has a particular property on the list.

 

 

Key questions:

  • Which property was the easiest to find examples of?
  • Which metals are used and or what purposes?
  • Why do you think certain metals are especially suited to particular jobs (for example why is aluminium often used to make stepladders?)

 

Creative / Mindfulness:

Bubble blowing:  Go out in the garden and see how many bubbles you can make.  How big can you blow a bubble . . . . you might need a different container for your soap.

 

If you aren't sure about how to make your bubbles or your 'wand' just try this link:

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/how-make-bubble-mixture

Tuesday 31st March

Maths:

We are now on Week 2.  Complete lesson 1 today - Calculating Scale Factors (If you haven't completed any lessons from Week 1 yet then please do these first).  Here's the link if you need it

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning

 

Remember, if you don't have a printer at home then just use whatever paper you have to work out your answers and if you can post your work on your Class Dojo portfolio πŸ‘πŸ»

 

Science:

Hopefully you had fun investigating materials yesterday.  Today we are going to look at 'liquids'.

 

Task 1: Pour some water into a plastic cup.  What can water do that solid objects can't do? (experiment with the water).

 

Task 2: Is a liquid always runny? Are all liquids the same?

 

Find as many of these as you can around the house (ask an adult): honey, cooking oil, syrup, milk, washing up liquid, bubble bath, lemonade (or cola), yoghurt, ketchup

 

When we are talking about liquids we use the term 'viscous' to explain how thick something is.  Come up with a way to test these liquids to decide which is the thickest (maybe how long it takes to pour a tablespoon full or how long after pouring it takes a quantity of the liquid to fill a flat surface).

 

Remember to focus on making it a fair test.  Rank your liquids and share your results on Class Dojo.

 

Creative / Mindfulness:

Collect 15-20 items from around your house of the same colour (no repeats). Create a picture/collage with them or write a message. We would love to see your ideas so please post them on your class dojo portfolio. These are Mrs Wearing’s boys attempts…

 

   

 

 

Monday 30th March

Maths:

We are still on Week 1.  Complete lesson 5 today - Using Scale Factors (If you haven't completed lessons 1-4 yet then please do these first).  Here's the link if you need it

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning

 

Remember, if you don't have a printer at home then just use whatever paper you have to work out your answers and if you can post your work on your Class Dojo portfolio πŸ‘πŸ»

 

Science:

Our new topic is investigating materials, comparing and sorting them based on their properties and their uses.  Today's task is to find as many of these items as you can around the house:

 

Milk, jelly, soil, metal key, oil (cooking), flour, wooden ruler, steam (ask an adult), sponge, lemonade, aluminium foil, butter, cork.

 

Sort these materials into solids, liquids and gases.  Now answer these questions:

  • Are any of the materials in more than one section?
  • Are all the materials that you have classified as solids the same ?
  • What properties are different?
  • Are any of the materials transparent?
  • Would any of these materials conduct electricity?

 

Reflect:

  • Do all metal materials have the same properties (are they all hard ? are they all shiny?)

 

Creative / Mindfulness:

Make a paper aeroplane.  How far can you get it to fly?  Measure the distance and let us know so we can have a virtual competition.  It can be any design you want.

 

If you need any ideas of how to make a paper aeroplane why not check on YouTube or click here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/26050831

 

 

Friday 27th March

Maths

Please complete lesson 4 – Calculating Ratio.

(If you have not yet completed Lessons 1, 2 and 3 please complete these lessons first).

 

Writing task

Picture play

Look at the image below. If you were on the floating island, what could you see? Write a description that tells your reader about:

a) your immediate surroundings including the building and machinery

b) the sky and weather above you

c) the mountains and valleys below.

Think about how you can use your senses in your description. Try to create atmosphere by using noun phrases, similes and effective verbs.

 

Don’t forget to upload your description to your Dojo profile.

 

Creative/mindfulness Task:

Can you create a game for your family to play outside? You could use skipping ropes, balls, sticks or anything… Think about the rules and how you score points to win. We would love to hear your ideas and how well it worked. You could evaluate it after and consider how you could improve it if you were playing it again.

Thursday 26th March

 

Maths

Please complete lesson 3 – Introducing the ratio symbol.

(If you have not yet completed Lesson 1 and 2 please complete these lessons first).

Writing task

Make your own lunch

    

 

Create a super sandwich or healthy snack. Discuss with an adult which foods and equipment you are permitted to use.

Write a set of instructions for a recipe for your healthy snack. Consider every step of the method carefully and consider your reader; what information will they need to know.

Look at recipe books and online recipes for the layout. You will need to include:

A list of ingredients

A list of equipment

Number step by step instructions

A drawing or labelled diagram of the finished product

Once this is written, create a persuasive paragraph to describe the benefits of the snack/recipe and why people want to make it.

 

We would love to see your creations added to your Dojo profile!

 

Creative/mindfulness Task:

Get sketching! Either look out of the window or go into the garden and draw what you see. Or you could find a photograph of a person, place or object to draw. Don’t forget to share your drawings with us on your Dojo profile.

Wednesday 25th March

Maths

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

Please complete lesson 2 - Ratio and Fractions. 

(If you have not yet completed Lesson 1 - Using Ratio Language - please complete this first). 

Music Task 3 

Today, we would like you to create a piece of music inspired by your chosen planet. You could either use a programme such as Garage Band on an I pad or computer, or you could use an instrument if you have one at home. If you don’t have an instrument or access to an app such as garage band, you can create music using items you can find at home such as pots and pan, spoons, plastic bowls etc. Be as creative as you can!

Listen to the following links for inspiration:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Isic2Z2e2xs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=It42TsD7_sI

 

Reflect: Perform your piece of music to someone at home and think about the following questions:

Why did you select particular instruments or sounds for your composition?

How did you change the tempo or dynamics of your composition?

What would you do next time to improve your composition?

 

We would love to hear some of your compositions if you would like to post a video on your Dojo profile. You can post a picture of your reflection too.

                                                                                  

Creative/mindfulness Task:

You may have seen the news that lots of children are putting rainbows in their windows  for other children to look for as they go outside to exercise/have a walk in their street or near their home. It would be lovely if you created a rainbow poster to display in your house for other children to spot. You can use paint, coloured pencils, felts anything you have at home you may even want to write a little message.

For some examples or to read more about it here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-5198867 

 

Tuesday 24th March

Maths Update:

As the messages said yesterday, please do not use the Power Maths books, put them somewhere safe in your house and keep them there until the schools re-open.

 

White Rose Hub are a team of teachers and mathematicians who have for a number of years been supporting schools with planning, lesson ideas and resources of a very high standard.

 

They have just released a website to support all those children who are affected by the school closures with a daily lesson which includes:

  • A short 'teaching' video to watch first which explains the daily topic.
  • A number of activities to practice this skill and a few to challenge you further.
  • The answers for these activities which also shows how they worked out these answers.

These lessons are released every Monday and are organised by Year group (from Foundation Stage through to Year 6)

 

If you don't have printer at home, just use whatever paper you have and write the question out yourself.  Remember, it's all about having a go and doing your best, don't worry if you get stuck and don't give up because as each day goes by they will be going over the same topic / skill and you will get there πŸ‘πŸ».

 

You do not need a login or password, just click here or visit (https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/)

 

They did struggle yesterday due to the number of visitors to their site and have been working through the night to increase their capacity but if it isn't working just leave it for a while and try later.

Tuesday 24th March

Task 2

Today, we would like you to write a descriptive paragraph about your chosen planet: 

Try to include: 

  • Adventurous vocabulary to describe the planet (you could use an online thesaurus to help you with this).
  • A range of sentence types (including short sentences to create tension and longer, more detailed sentences)
  • A variety of sentence openers
  • A variety of punctuation e.g. ( ) - , ! ? : ;

Why not take a photo and share it on your Class Dojo portfolio so we can see how you've got on.

 

 

Mindfulness challenge: 

Try out one of the 'Cosmic Yoga' activities:  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02E1468SdHg&amp=&t=486s

 

 

Music/English

Monday 23rd March

Task 1: 

This week, our project work will have a music focus linking to our 'Adventures and Explorers' topic. For today's task, we would like you to choose a planet from our solar system to research and think about how you could represent the planet using music. Can you find out any facts about your chosen planet? You could present this information as a fact file. If you were to represent the planet using musical instruments, which would you choose and why? 

Listen to the following link for inspiration https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Isic2Z2e2xs

 

If you would like to, you can upload a picture of your work or a video of you telling us about your findings to Class Dojo.

 

Mindfulness challenge: Complete the Joe Wicks 5 minute move workout. 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w

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21st March 2020

Audible:

With schools closed and us all having stay apart to keep each other safe, Audible have created an  amazing resource to help make things a little easier.  They have made hundreds of audiobooks completely free (no accounts or passwords needed!) Just click here to stream and listen (or visit stories.audible.com).  All their stories will stream on desktop computers, laptops, phones or tablets.

 

The books are sorted by age group with sections just for primary school children.  This is a great way to break up your day, take a break from a screen, just sit back and enjoy having a book read to you.

20th March 2020

Active Teach:

In school we use 'Active Teach' to promote keeping fit whilst learning.  Active Teach have provided ALL their resources for free during the current school closure.  Use the link here to access their activities and keep yourself active while you are at home.

 

Nessy:

Now that schools have had to close, Nessy have also extended their spelling and writing software to ALL our children.  We have used Nessy in school for many years to support a small number of children and it is proven to support reading and spelling so please make the most of this fantastic resource.  Nessy works best if it is used for about 20 minutes every day rather than longer less-frequent spells.

  • Click here to access Nessy.
  • The secret work to access Nessy is 'commonmint'.
  • Your child will then need to enter their username that they use for all our other online learning (usually their first name with three numbers).
  • Nessy automatically adjusts the level you are working at based on how you are progressing so it will be tailored to each child's individual needs.

18th March 2020

Bug Club:

  • We expect you to complete 30 minutes a day READING on Bug Club (not to include any time you update your avatar or reward games).
  • To access Bug Club you can google 'Bug Club' or click the link here.
  • Everyone's password is mendell.  You should know your username but if you are struggling to log in then please contact your teacher using Class Dojo or email support@mendell.wirral.sch.uk
  • The school code you will need is gpbe.

 

TimesTables RockStars (TTRS):

  • We expect you to complete at least 10 games in 'garage' per day and at least one 'studio' game.
  • To access TTRS you can google 'Times Tables Rock Stars' or click the link here.
  • Everyone's password is mendell.  You should know your username but if you are struggling to log in then please contact your teacher using Class Dojo or email support@mendell.wirral.sch.uk

 

Numbots:

  • To access Numbots you use the same login details as TTRS / Bug Club.
  • You need to visit play.numbots.com or just click here.
  • You should play at least 15 minutes each day on Numbots.

 

Hit the Button:

  • This is a free website and needs no usernames or password
  • You should play at least 15 minutes each day on Hit the Button.
  • To access the website just click here.
  • Start on your number bonds and work through these levels:
    • Make 10
    • Make 20
    • Make 100 (tens)
    • Make 100
  • Aim to answer at least 20 questions correctly in the time you are given before you move to the next level.  

Use the link below to access your SATS Companion work.  Your username is the same as for Bug Club / TTRS (and so is the password).

Don't forget that you can also keep up to speed with your coding work by using Code.org which we have been using in school this term.  Use the links below to access your level.
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