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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.

Wednesday 15th July

Maths: This week we are on Summer Term Week 12 and today it is Lesson 3 – Read and interpret pie charts. Watch the video in the usual place https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ The activities and the answer sheets are on our school website (click on 'Class pages' and the 'White Rose Hub' page). Remember to complete lessons from the previous week if you haven't already.

Creative: To finish the Summer Term, we would like you to complete an Art project this week focusing on a particular artist: Wassily Kandinsky. We are very excited to see your finished pieces at the end of the week. If you have your sketch books at home please feel free to use them for this project or if not, you could make you very own work book to present your work in. Send photos of your work on Class Dojo.

Today we would like you to research ‘Wassily Kandinsky abstract art’ in google. Collect examples of his work and if you can, print some images of his art from your computer and then stick them in your home learning book annotating what you notice. What does he tend to include in his art? Is there anything that stands out that make his art different to others? What materials do you think he uses? Make comments and begin to get inspiration and ideas for your own piece.   

Select and pick 5 of Kandinsky’s art pieces that you like. From each piece, choose a small section to sketch. Study his style carefully and practice your sketching skills in preparation for tomorrow. You can also explore and experiment with colour too.

Tuesday 14th July

Maths: This week we are on Summer Term Week 12 and today it is Lesson 2 – Circles. Watch the video in the usual place https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/The activities and the answer sheets are on our school website (click on 'Class pages' and the 'White Rose Hub' page). Remember to complete lessons from the previous week if you haven't already.

 

Creative:

To finish the Summer Term, we would like you to complete an Art project this week focusing on a particular artist: Wassily Kandinsky. We are very excited to see your finished pieces at the end of the week. If you have your sketch books at home please feel free to use them for this project or if not, you could make you very own work book to present your work in. Send photos of your work on Class Dojo.

Today we would like you to watch the following learning clip to explore Kandinsky’s role in the birth of abstract art and his use of colour to express feelings.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/art-and-design-ks2-kandinskys-schaukeln/zv7g7nb

 

Create your own colour wheel and make a note of the feelings that you feel when you think of that colour. See the example to help you. Remember your colour wheel and feelings may be different to others in the class because we are all different and some colours may make one person feel one way but then may make someone else feel a different way.

 

 

 

Monday 13th July

Maths: This week we are on Summer Term Week 12 and today it is Lesson 1 –  Draw nets of 3D shapes. Watch the video in the usual place https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ The activities and the answer sheets are on our school website (click on 'Class pages' and the 'White Rose Hub' page). Remember to complete lessons from the previous week if you haven't already.

 

Creative: To finish the Summer Term, we would like you to complete an Art project this week focusing on a particular artist: Wassily Kandinsky. We are very excited to see your finished pieces at the end of the week. If you have your sketch books at home please feel free to use them for this project or if not, you could make you very own work book to present your work in. Send photos of your work on Class Dojo.

 

Today we would like you to research into the life  of ‘Wassily Kandinsky’. Create a fact file and present your work in any way you wish. With it being art, this can be done in a creative way. Please consider the following questions to help guide you with your research: Who was he? Where was he born? Is he still alive today? What was his education like? How did he end up becoming an artist? What art is he known for today? This website link may take you to some useful information: https://www.slideshare.net/nivaca2/wassily-kandinsky-for-kids

Friday 10th July

Maths: This week we are on Summer Term Week 11 and today it is The Friday Maths Challenge https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

 

English: Today is ‘Don’t Step On A Bee Day!’ https://www.awarenessdays.com/awareness-days-calendar/donaot-step-on-a-bee-day-2020/

The 10th July unites the nation for National Don’t Step on a Bee Day!

This year we’re calling for your help to protect our precious bees. The recent press surrounding the Bee Crisis has been hard to ignore. Not only do our bees help provide the honey, propolis and beeswax contained within your favourite Bee Good products, they also help to keep us all fed and watered! Without the tireless work of our little buzzing friends, over a third of everything we eat would disappear from our tables.

Today we would like you to read the article about Shrill Carder Bees making a comeback in the UK and to complete the questions at the end of the article. 

 

Spanish: Watch the video on our YouTube channel about San Fermin 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcnqu6FAZ6BEn8TEYx39WjA/videos?view_as=subscriber

 

Can you research the festival and find out 3 facts about it? Upload your facts to your Dojo profile. 

Thursday 9th July

Maths: This week we are on Summer Term Week 11 and today it is Lesson 4 – Angles in regular polygons. Watch the video in the usual place https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

The activities and the answer sheets are on our school website (click on 'Class pages' and the 'White Rose Hub' page). Remember to complete lessons from the previous week if you haven't already.

 

English: Watch the Video of Matt Goodfellow talking about his book ‘Bright Burst of Colour’ and complete his challenge – to write a poem about what you see out of your window.

 

Spanish: This week’s activities are related to San Fermin, one of Spain’s most famous festivals.

Can you complete the word search with vocabulary about the festival?

Wednesday 8th July

Maths: This week we are on Summer Term Week 11 and today it is Lesson 3 – Angles in special quadrilaterals. Watch the video in the usual place https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ The activities and the answer sheets are on our school website (click on 'Class pages' and the 'White Rose Hub' page). Remember to complete lessons from the previous week if you haven't already.

 

English: Today, we would like you to visit the website ‘Authorfy’ by following the link: https://authorfy.com/10minutechallenges/

Watch the Video by Emer Stamp who challenges you to create your own character inspired by her book ‘Pests’.

 

 

Spanish: This week’s activities are related to San Fermin, one of Spain’s most famous festivals.

Today we would like you to watch the video on our YouTube channel about San Fermin https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcnqu6FAZ6BEn8TEYx39WjA/videos?view_as=subscriber

Tuesday 7th July

Maths: This week we are on Summer Term Week 11 and today it is Lesson 2 – Angles in a triangle - missing angles. Watch the video in the usual place https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/The activities and the answer sheets are on our school website (click on 'Class pages' and the 'White Rose Hub' page). Remember to complete lessons from the previous week if you haven't already.

English: Today is World Chocolate Day – yum, yum! https://nationaldaycalendar.com/world-chocolate-day/

We would like you to write a short paragraph to describe your favourite chocolate – remember to use lots of interesting adjectives, some figurative language and maybe some rhyming words too. What is the wrapper like? What does it look like? What does it taste like? Is there a memorable phrase that people think of with that chocolate? But don’t tell us the name of it…

Send your descriptions on Class Dojo for your teachers to guess which chocolate is your favourite.

Creative/ Mindfulness: Guess the object?

What are these orange discs? Hint: It's part of a vegetable.

Send your answers on Class Dojo and your teachers will reveal the correct answer.

Monday 6th July

Maths: This week we are on Summer Term Week 11 and today it is Lesson 1 –   Vertically opposite angles. Watch the video in the usual place https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ The activities and the answer sheets are on our school website (click on 'Class pages' and the 'White Rose Hub' page). Remember to complete lessons from the previous week if you haven't already.

English: If you wish to listen to the final chapters of Carrie’s War follow this link. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/english-ks1--ks2-episode1-carries-war/zm77gwx

English: Today, we would like you to visit the website ‘Authorfy’ by following the link: https://authorfy.com/10minutechallenges/

Watch the Video of Joanna Nadin talking about her book ‘The Worst Class In The World’ and complete her challenge – to create your very own biscuit recipe and list of ingredients. You could make your ingredients amusing, you could make them disgusting or you could even make them bizzare!

Creative/ Mindfulness: Guess the object?

What is this brown, flaky substance? Hint: It's also edible.

Send your answers on Class Dojo and your teachers will reveal the correct answer.

Friday 3rd July

Maths: This week we are on Summer Term Week 10 and today it is The Friday Maths Challenge https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

 

English: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/english-ks1--ks2-episode7-carries-war/z7fv2sg

Today, we are continuing with the story called ‘Carrie’s War”. I hope you are enjoying the story. First of all, you will need to click on the above link and listen to ‘Episode 7’ of Carrie’s War. Aunty Lou misses a visit from Major Harper so Carrie and Nick rush to tell her where to find him.

Once you have listened to the next part of the story, please reflect on ‘Who is Frederick?  Please answer the questions using full sentences and really infer what his actions show us about his personality.

Creative/ Mindfulness:

Thursday 2nd July

Maths: This week we are on Summer Term Week 10 and today it is Lesson 4 – Ratio and proportion problems. Watch the video in the usual place https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ The activities and the answer sheets are on our school website (click on 'Class pages' and the 'White Rose Hub' page). Remember to complete lessons from the previous week if you haven't already.

English: Carrie's War

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/english-ks1--ks2-episode6-carries-war/zf98f4j

Before we listen to any more of the story, we would like you to pick a character and write a short character description on them. If you would like to, you could use your notes on Mr Evans from yesterday and write a character description on him as he is an interesting one! However, if you have another character in mind, then you can describe them instead. In your description please consider the following:

  • What do they look like?
  • What is their personality like?
  • How do they appear to others?

 

Creative Task: 

Spanish:  If you haven't yet completed yesterday's Spanish task, do this first. Afterwards, make a cartoon to show your character doing different sports and whether or not he/she likes them.

Wednesday 1st July

Maths: This week we are on Summer Term Week 10 and today it is Lesson 3 – Using scale factors. Watch the video in the usual place https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ The activities and the answer sheets are on our school website (click on 'Class pages' and the 'White Rose Hub' page). Remember to complete lessons from the previous week if you haven't already.

English: Carrie’s War

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/english-ks1--ks2-episode6-carries-war/zf98f4j

Today, we are continuing with the story called ‘Carrie’s War”. Click on the above link and listen to ‘Episode 6’ of Carrie’s War. It is Carrie’s birthday she and Nick go to Druid's Bottom for a special birthday tea party. Once you have listened to the next part of the story, please consider Mr Evan’s character. What did you learn about him from this episode? What is he like? How does he behave?  On one side of the table below, write down a word or phrase to describe him. On the other, write down some evidence from the text to support this.

For example:

Word/phrase                                                                          Evidence from the Text

Threatening                                                                          “His look made Carrie Tremble”

Cross                                                                                      “oh ordering your meals now is it!?”

Spanish:

Watch a video about a hobby in Spain https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zhrs34j

Can you survey your household to see who likes which sports?  Ask if they like…

Bailar

Jugar al futbol

Jugar al tenis

Hacer gymnasia

Correr

You could ask them in Spanish using Te gusta...? and teach them how to reply me gusta or no me gusta or you could ask them in English and then make a list of your findings e.g. mi mama le gusta bailar or mi hermano le gusta jugar al futbol.

 

 

 

Tuesday 30th June

Maths:

This week we are on Summer Term Week 10 and today it is Lesson 2 – Calculating ratio. Watch the video in the usual place https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/The activities and the answer sheets are on our school website (click on 'Class pages' and the 'White Rose Hub' page). Remember to complete lessons from the previous week if you haven't already.

English: Carrie’s War

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/english-ks1--ks2-episode5-carries-war/z4q2rj6

Today, we are continuing with the story called ‘Carrie’s War”. First of all, you will need to click on the above link and listen to ‘Episode 5’ of Carrie’s War. Carrie and Nick return with the Christmas goose and Mr Evans quizzes them about Hepzibah and Mrs Gotobed. Once you have listened to the next part of the story, please complete the tasks below following the instructions on the worksheet.

Transition Task: Use your secondary school’s website or social media channels to find the answer to the quiz on page 17-18 of the transition booklet.

 

Maths:

This week we are on Summer Term Week 10 and today it is Lesson 1 –   Introducing the ratio symbol. Watch the video in the usual place https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ The activities and the answer sheets are on our school website (click on 'Class pages' and the 'White Rose Hub' page). Remember to complete lessons from the previous week if you haven't already.

English: Carrie’s War

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/english-ks1--ks2-episode4-carries-war/zmnfqp3

This week we are continuing with the story called ‘Carrie’s War”. I hope you are enjoying the story so far. First of all, you will need to click on the above link and listen to ‘Episode 4’ of Carrie’s War. Carrie and Nick visit Druid's Bottom for the first time and meet Hepzibah Green, the housekeeper.

Once you have listened to the next part of the story, please consider how Carrie’s feelings change during this episode. Complete the table below to fill in how you think Carrie feels at each point. Some parts may need a sentence to explain or key words.

Leavers Task 5:

Learn your line to our leavers’ poem (this will be sent to you today on Class Dojo) and record yourself on video reading it out loud. Send us your video on Class Dojo. 

Friday 26th June

Maths: This week we are on Summer Term Week 9 and today is The Friday Challenge.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

 

English: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/english-ks1--ks2-episode3-carries-war/zfgchbk

Today, we are carrying on with the story Carrie’s War”. We hope you enjoyed listening to episode 2 the other day!  Like before, you will need to click on the above link and listen to ‘Episode 3’ of Carrie’s War. Carrie and Nick's mother comes to visit them in their new home. Once you have listened to the next part of the story, I want you to complete this worksheet:

 

 

Secondary Transition task: 

This week we would like you to think more about your transition to high school in September. We will be setting you various activities that will help you prepare for this next stage in your education

Task 5: Developing Friendships

Starting secondary school brings lots of opportunities to make new friends, but meeting so many new people can be overwhelming. So, how do you get to know people and build new friendships?

You will meet new people in your tutor group (who you will probably see at least once a day), you will be sitting and working with different people in different subjects and you might even join a club or after school activity with people who have the same interests as you.

Today we would like you to think about the following: What are your interests? What clubs or after school activities would you like to join? How would you start a conversation with someone new that you are sitting next to? Send us your answers on Class Dojo.

 

Thursday 25th June

Maths: This week we are on Summer Term Week 9 and today it is Lesson 4 – Volume of cuboids. Watch the video in the usual place https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/The activities and the answer sheets are on our school website (click on 'Class pages' and the 'White Rose Hub' page). Remember to complete lessons from the previous week if you haven't already.

 

English: Carrie's War

Today, we would like you to finish your letter from Carrie's point of view to her mother (see below for yesterday's task) .  

Remember to include details about Nick and mention your feelings as well as what has happened. Consider and decide if Carrie would include everything that has happened or whether she might leave some things out as not to worry her mother.

Once you have finished your letter, read it to check for any spelling or punctuation errors. Can you improve any sections of your letter? For example, can you up level any of your vocabulary choices to make you letter more interesting? 

Remember to upload your finished letters to Class Dojo to be awarded points. 

 

Secondary Transition Task: 

This week we would like you to think more about your transition to high school in September. We will be setting you various activities that will help you prepare for this next stage in your education

Task 4: Lunch at Secondary School

Today we would like you to think about how you would solve this scenario…you have forgotten your packed lunch or you have forgotten your lunch money/ have no money on your lunch card. What would you do? Send us your solutions to this problem on Class Dojo.

 

Wednesday 24th June

Maths: This week we are on Summer Term Week 9 and today it is Lesson 3 – Area of parallelograms. Watch the video in the usual place https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/The activities and the answer sheets are on our school website (click on 'Class pages' and the 'White Rose Hub' page). Remember to complete lessons from the previous week if you haven't already.

 

English: Carrie's War

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/english-ks1--ks2-episode2-carries-war/zmtpd6f

 

Today, we are carrying on with the story ‘Carrie’s War’.  We hope you enjoyed listening to episode 1 yesterday.  Like yesterday, you will need to click on the above link and listen to ‘Episode 2’ of Carrie’s War. Carrie and Nick go to live with Mr Evans and his sister - 'Auntie Lou'.

Once you have listened to the next part of the story, please put yourself into the shoes of Carrie and plan and draft a short letter home to her mother.

Think about what details she might choose to tell her mother about. Remember to include details about Nick and mention your feelings as well as what has happened. Consider and decide if Carrie would include everything that has happened or whether she might leave some things out as not to worry her mother.

Use the plan sheet below to help you to think about what you will include in your letter. You will be finishing your letter, editing and improving it tomorrow.

 

Transition Task 3: Travelling to Secondary School

When you start secondary school, you might need to be able to get yourself to school for the first time, perhaps you will have to walk farther, and maybe you’ll need to take a new route or get the school bus. Before September, you should practise the journey a few times with family or friends.

Today we would like you to plan the best route from your house. You can draw the map yourself or use Google Maps. If you will take the bus, look up the timetable to find out your nearest bus stop, what time you need to leave the house, what time you will have to catch the bus and what time you will arrive at school.

 

Tuesday 23rd June

Maths: This week we are on Summer Term Week 9 and today it is Lesson 2 – Area of triangles. Watch the video in the usual place https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/The activities and the answer sheets are on our school website (click on 'Class pages' and the 'White Rose Hub' page). Remember to complete lessons from the previous week if you haven't already.

Literacy- Carries War

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/english-ks1--ks2-episode1-carries-war/zm77gwx

 

This week we are starting a new story called ‘Carrie’s War”. If you are interested in WW2 and evacuation, you will enjoy this.  First of

all, you will need to click on the above link and listen to ‘Episode 1’ of Carrie’s War.

Carrie Willow returns as a grown-up to the Welsh town where she and her brother, Nick, were evacuated at the start of WW2.

Once you have listened to the first part of the story, please create a character map that shows who is who and how they link to Carrie. There is the start of one below to give you an idea of what I mean… Make sure you include what the relationship is between the characters so for example Nick was Carrie’s brother. Also make notes in the boxes on what the characters are like such as their personality.  

Creative/ Mindfulness: Secondary Transition

This week we would like you to think more about your transition to high school in September. We will be setting you various activities that will help you prepare for this next stage in your education

Task 2: How is secondary school different?

Today we would like you to read and complete pages 6 – 8 of the transition booklet. Send us a photo of page 8 on Class Dojo.

Monday 22nd June

Maths: This week we are on Summer Term Week 9 and today it is Lesson 1 – Area and perimeter. Watch the video in the usual place https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ The activities and the answer sheets are on our school website (click on 'Class pages' and the 'White Rose Hub' page). Remember to complete lessons from the previous week if you haven't already.

Science: ‘Animal and plant life cycles’

Today we would like you watch this clip https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zmvs34j which explains why Water voles are disappearing because of damage to their habitats.

Tasks: There are many dangers posed to wildlife through changes in the environment. Particular species have different requirements and some events can cause the balance of a habitat to become unbalanced. Choose one of the endangered UK animals from the list and research 3 dangers that are posed to this animal because of damage to their habitats: hedgehogs, Scottish Wildcats or puffins. Send us your findings on Class Dojo.

Creative/ Mindfulness: Secondary Transition

This week we would like you to think more about your transition to high school in September. We will be setting you various activities that will help you prepare for this next stage in your education.

Task 1: What are your feelings about transition?

You probably have lots of feelings about moving from primary school to secondary school. Have a look at the picture to see how some other people felt. Take some time to talk to someone at home about your thoughts or you can send them to us on Class Dojo. What are you looking forward to? What are you worried about? What goals do you have for secondary school?

Friday 19th June

Maths:

This week we are on Summer Term Week 8 and today it is The Friday Maths Challenge https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

Science:

‘Food chains and habitats’

Today we would like you watch this clip and read the information about ‘What is a food chain?’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zbnnb9q/articles/zwbtxsg

Then watch this clip https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zjshfg8

Task: Create your own food chain on the computer or drawn. Include labels to say whether that part of the food change is a producer (primary, secondary, tertiary, final) or consumer. Can you also label whether the animals are herbivores or carnivores?

Creative/mindful task: 

Thursday 18th June

Maths:

This week we are on Summer Term Week 8 and today it is Lesson 4 – Miles and kilometres. Watch the video in the usual place https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ The activities and the answer sheets are on our school website (click on 'Class pages' and the 'White Rose Hub' page). Remember to complete lessons from the previous week if you haven't already.

Science:

‘Animal and plant life cycles’

Today we would like you watch this clip and read the information about ‘How do plants spread their seeds?’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zxfrwmn/articles/z28dpbk

 

Then watch this clip show seed dispersal in nature https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/znvfb9q

Task: In your garden or on your daily walk, have a look for different plants. Can you identify how their seeds are dispersed? Take some photos of the different seeds you find and send them to us on class dojo saying how you think they are dispersed – expulsion, animals, wind or water.

 

Leavers Task 4:

Choose your favourite memory from Mendell Primary and send us a video message of you retelling it to us for our leavers video. Remember the key details: When? Where? Who? What? 

 

Wednesday 17th June

Maths: This week we are on Summer Term Week 8 and today it is Lesson 3 – Convert metric measures. Watch the video in the usual place https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ The activities and the answer sheets are on our school website (click on 'Class pages' and the 'White Rose Hub' page). Remember to complete lessons from the previous week if you haven't already.

 

Science: ‘Animal and plant life cycles’

Today we would like you watch this clip and read the information about ‘How do flowering plants reproduce?’  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgssgk7/articles/zqbcxfr

Task: Find a flower in your garden and see if you dissect it to see each section in the diagram below. Make sure you ask permission beforehand from an adult (you don’t want to take apart mum or dad’s prize flower!) Take some close up photos of your dissected flower and send them to us on class dojo.

 

Leavers Task 3:

Make a memory box for your Year 6 leavers’ items. You could even start filling the box with items e.g. a photo of you on your first day of school, a photo of you now in your uniform, an item of your school uniform.

Tuesday 16th June

Maths: This week we are on Summer Term Week 8 and today it is Lesson 2 – Find pairs of values. Watch the video in the usual place https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/The activities and the answer sheets are on our school website (click on 'Class pages' and the 'White Rose Hub' page). Remember to complete lessons from the previous week if you haven't already.

 

Science: ‘Animal and plant life cycles’

Today we would like you watch this clip and read the information about ‘What are the stages of a plant's life cycle?’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgssgk7/articles/zyv3jty

Task: Complete the quiz at the end.

 

Leavers Task 2:

Write a goodbye message to the rest of the class or the school for our Year 6 Leavers’ Book. You can handwrite it and send a photo of it or type it and send it on class dojo.

 

Monday 15th June

Maths: This week we are on Summer Term Week 8 and today it is Lesson 1 –  Solve 2-step equations. Watch the video in the usual place https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ The activities and the answer sheets are on our school website (click on 'Class pages' and the 'White Rose Hub' page). Remember to complete lessons from the previous week if you haven't already.

 

Science: ‘Animal and plant life cycles’

Today we would like you watch this clip and read the information about ‘How do humans change during their lifetime?’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgssgk7/articles/z2msv4j Complete the quiz at the end and then have a go at today’s task.

Task: Create a human life cycle to represent the six stages with labels (foetus, baby, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, old age). You could you photographs of yourself, family members, friends or you could draw a sketch to show each stage. Send a photo of your human life cycle on class dojo.

 

Leavers Task 1:

Create a name tag for our Year 6 Leavers’ Book. Your design should reflect your personality and interests. Send a clear photo of your completed name tag on class dojo.

 

Friday 12th June

Maths: This week we are on Summer Term Week 7 and today it is the Friday Maths Challenge. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

Science: ‘Animal and plant life cycles’

Today we would like you watch this clip and read the information about ‘How do animals reproduce?’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgssgk7/articles/z9xb39q

Then watch this next clip (and make notes to complete the task) about ‘Animals that lay eggs’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z2mjmp3

Task: Make notes during the clip about the featured animals (maleo fowl, swifts, fairy terns, mosquitos, tree frogs, red crabs and moths) and where they lay their eggs. You may want to watch the clip more than once. Then design a key to sort and classify the different animals that lay eggs. You may even want to include pictures of the animals as well.

Creative / Mindfulness task: Make a calming glitter Bottle

Preparation

  • Fill a bottle or jar with water, leaving 2-3 cm of space at the top.
  • Add a generous amount of glitter glue to the bottle (or a combination of PVC glue and regular glitter).
  • Seal the bottle well!

Directions

  • Shake the bottle well to mix the glitter, water and glue and repeat these words as you shake it… “Imagine that the glitter is like my thoughts when I’m stressed, mad or upset. See how they whirl around and make it really hard to see clearly? That’s why it’s so easy to make silly decisions when I’m upset because I’m not thinking clearly. Don’t worry this is normal and it happens in all of us.”
  • Now put the jar down and watch what happens when you’re still for a couple of moments. Keep watching. See how the glitter starts to settle and the water clears? Your mind works the same way. When you’re calm for a little while, your thoughts start to settle and you start to see things much clearer.”

Thursday 11th June

Maths: This week we are on Summer Term Week 7 and today it is Lesson 4 – Solve simple one-step equations. Watch the video in the usual place https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ The activities and the answer sheets are on our school website (click on 'Class pages' and the 'White Rose Hub' page). Remember to complete lessons from the previous week if you haven't already.

Science: ‘Animal and plant life cycles’

Our next topic in Science is ‘Animal and plant life cycles’

Today we would like you watch this clip and read the information about ‘What is a life cycle?’

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgssgk7/articles/zwn6mnb

Have a go at the quiz at the end of the page. Then choose an animal of your own and draw a diagram, with labels, of its life cycle. Examples are below…

Creative / Mindfulness task:

Time capsule task 5:

https://s3.letsembark.ca/long-creations/2020-COVID-19-Time-Capsule-EN-US.pdf

Choose a letter to write, either to your future self or to someone else from your family. Think about what you would tell them, what should we learn from lockdown? What positive things have come out of this strange time? Get help from someone at home if you need to.

Finally find a container to use as your time capsule. Fill it with some of your work this week and bury it in the garden. To help preserve the paper, an airtight container or tin would work best or perhaps laminate or use plastic wallets.

Wednesday 10th  June

Maths: This week we are on Summer Term Week 7 and today it is Lesson 3 – Substitution. Watch the video in the usual place https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ The activities and the answer sheets are on our school website (click on 'Class pages' and the 'White Rose Hub' page). Remember to complete lessons from the previous week if you haven't already.

Theme: Current News

Today we would like you to create a poster to display in your window to support the reopening/ saving of Chester Zoo. Here is an idea below…use the famous Chester Zoo ‘handimals’.

Creative / Mindfulness task:

Time capsule task 4:

https://s3.letsembark.ca/long-creations/2020-COVID-19-Time-Capsule-EN-US.pdf

Interview someone in your house about how they have found the lockdown.

Tuesday 9th June

Maths: This week we are on Summer Term Week 7 and today it is Lesson 2 – Forming expressions. Watch the video in the usual place https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/The activities and the answer sheets are on our school website (click on 'Class pages' and the 'White Rose Hub' page). Remember to complete lessons from the previous week if you haven't already.

Theme: Current News

Following on from the task yesterday (to read the article about the ‘indefinite’ closure of Chester Zoo and to make notes about reasons why you think it should reopen) we would now like you to write a persuasive letter either to Boris Johnson (Prime Minister) or George Eustice (Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) to ask for the zoo to be allowed to reopen as soon as possible.

Remember to include some of the following key features of a persuasive letter:

  • an opening statement that clearly states your point of view
  • emotional language
  • facts and evidence
  • strong arguments supported by at least three different reasons with explanations
  • rhetorical questions
  • colourful and eye-catching fonts / capitalised words for emphasis

 

If you need some ideas please look at the examples from other children below.

Creative / Mindfulness task:

Time capsule task 3:

https://s3.letsembark.ca/long-creations/2020-COVID-19-Time-Capsule-EN-US.pdf

Complete the ‘You are Safe at Home’ and ‘Our Handprints’ pages. Remember you can use these pages or create your own version. You could also make a picture collage of things you have done whilst in lock down.

Monday 8th June

Maths: This week we are on Summer Term Week 7 and today it is Lesson 1 – Find a rule. Watch the video in the usual place https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ The activities and the answer sheets are on our school website (click on 'Class pages' and the 'White Rose Hub' page). Remember to complete lessons from the previous week if you haven't already.

Theme: Current News

Chester Zoo has been in the news a lot recently as the government have said it should prepare to stay shut "indefinitely" and the zoo is now facing closing permanently as it struggles for funds.  In the past few days, there has been a huge public campaign to reopen the zoo and to raise funds to keep it going. Read the article https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-52929135

Many members of the public and MPs have written to the government to persuade them that the zoo is safe to reopen and we want you to have your say as well. Today we would like you to prepare to write a persuasive letter to either Boris Johnson (Prime Minister) or George Eustice (Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) to ask for the zoo to be allowed to reopen as soon as possible. Today we would like you to plan your own persuasive letter by making notes of three reasons and explanations to say why you think the government should reconsider their decision and to let the zoo reopen. You can send us your notes on class dojo.

Creative / Mindfulness task:

https://s3.letsembark.ca/long-creations/2020-COVID-19-Time-Capsule-EN-US.pdf

Time capsule task 2:

Take some time to think about how you are feeling and how you have felt during the time in lock down. Talk about these feelings with someone at home and then complete the ‘How I’m Feeling’ page.

Friday 5th June

Maths: This week we are on Summer Term Week 6 and today it is the Friday Maths  Challenge. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

 

Theme: Current News

Visit the CBBC Newsround website. Read the article ‘20,000-tonne oil spill in Arctic Circle’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52917640

At the bottom of the article complete the quiz to see how much you actually know about the world’s pollution. After the quiz send us a message on class dojo to tell us three new things that you learnt from the article or from completing the quiz.

 

Creative / Mindfulness task:

This week and next week we will be completing a task each day in order to create a lock down time capsule.

All creative tasks will be from the link below, if you would like to print out the pages or you can create your own using paper if you do not have access to a printer.

https://s3.letsembark.ca/long-creations/2020-COVID-19-Time-Capsule-EN-US.pdf

Time capsule Task 1: Create a front cover and complete the all about me page.

 

 

 

Thursday 4th June

Maths:

Please complete Summer Term: Week 6, lesson 4 (Percentages of amounts). If you have not completed all of the other lessons, please complete these first as lessons are progressive.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

English

Persuade me!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Qx5hf1zLmk

Look again at the clip from the video ‘Girl and Robot’ make a poster to advertise the robot for sale.

Think about the following on your poster:

  • What are its unique features?
  • Why would someone need it? What will it do for them?
  • Why is it better than other robots?
  • How will you persuade someone to buy it?

You can choose how to present your poster and you can use your artistic skills to sketch and draw the robot if you wish!

Creative/Mindfulness task:

Take some time to reflect and think positively! List three things you are grateful for…

 

Wednesday 3rd June

Maths: This week we are on Summer Term Week 6 and today it is Lesson 3 - Order FDP. Watch the video in the usual place https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ The activities and the answer sheets are on our school website (click on 'Class pages' and the 'White Rose Hub' page). Remember to complete lessons from the previous week if you haven't already.

 

Theme: Current News

Visit the CBBC Newsround website. Read the article ‘Lockdown Poetry: Writing my poem made me feel better' and watch the clip within the article https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52851376

Have a go at writing your own lockdown poem like 11 year old Frank in the video. You could use repetition and rhyme like he did or even write it as an acrostic poem e.g. L is for loving time at home with my family, O is for…. Send your written poem or a video of you reading it on class dojo.

 

Creative / Mindfulness task:

Can you write a quiz about Spain and Spanish for your family? You could research the answers if you are not sure, use the quiz above to give you ideas for questions.

Tuesday 2nd June

Maths: This week we are on Summer Term Week 6 and today it is Lesson 2 - Equivalent FDP. Watch the video in the usual place https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/The activities and the answer sheets are on our school website (click on 'Class pages' and the 'White Rose Hub' page). Remember to complete lessons from the previous week if you haven't already.

 

Theme: Current News

Visit the CBBC Newsround website. Read the article ‘Xbox Family Settings: Should console screen-time apps be able to limit your gaming time?’ and watch the clips within the article https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52830491

Have your say on the website to the following question: Should adults be able to limit your gaming time on your console? Send us your opinion with some explanations for your views on class dojo.

 

Creative / Mindfulness task:

Try this quiz (Senora Birch will give you the answers next week) send your answers on class dojo.

How do you say hello in Spanish?

How do you say how are you in Spanish?

Can you count to 10 in Spanish?

Do you know any colours in Spanish?(try to name more than three)

Is Malaga the capital of Spain?

What do the Spanish call their small dishes? (We even use this word to describe a type of restaurant)

How do the Spanish say thank you?

If I was going to the ‘supermercado’, where would I be going?

Have you eaten Spanish food before, can you name a typical Spanish food?

What does ‘tengo 8 años’ mean?

Monday 1st June

Maths: This week we are on Summer Term Week 6 and today it is Lesson 1 - Fractions to percentages Watch the video in the usual place https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ The activities and the answer sheets are on our school website (click on 'Class pages' and the 'White Rose Hub' page). Remember to complete lessons from the previous week if you haven't already.

 

Theme: Current News

Visit the CBBC Newsround website. Read the article ‘Not all UK beaches will have lifeguards this summer’ and watch the clips within the article https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52860398

What would be your 5 top tips to stay safe at the beach and around water this summer? Send your answers on class dojo.

 

Creative / Mindfulness task:

Try some yoga in Spanish https://youtu.be/iKfYvENTi40

Friday 22nd May 

Don't forget that the key things to work through first are the daily online tasks (TTRS, Bug Club, Nessy, Numbots and SATs companion).  Any problem with your logins just let us know.

 

Maths:

This week we are on Summer Term Week 5 and today it is the Friday Maths Challenge. The worksheets for this activity  can be found on the White Rose Maths website - (click here).

Creative Curriculum – Liverpool

For today’s task, we would like you to research traditional Liverpool dishes. Can you find out:

What are the ingredients?

Which year does the dish date back to?

Why was/is this a popular dish in Liverpool?

Choose one that you would like to try making and find a recipe for this.

   

During half term (with the permission and help of a grown up at home) we would like you to make and taste the dish with the help of an adult at home.

After you have tasted your dish, write an evaluation. Use the following questions to help you:

Did you enjoy the dish? Why/why not?

How do you think the dish could be improved? E.g by adding another ingredient, presentation of the dish etc.

Was it easy to make? Why/why not?

Would you recommend the dish to someone else? Why/why not?

Remember to upload pictures of your dish for us to see to be awarded dojo points. 

 

Creative/mindfulness task - Music 

https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/

 

Click on 'In it together' and try singing the song 'A Little Bit of Kindness'. Afterwards, try some of the activities to go with the song too. 

 

Thursday 21st May 

Don't forget that the key things to work through first are the daily online tasks (TTRS, Bug Club, Nessy, Numbots and SATs companion).  Any problem with your logins just let us know.

 

Maths:

This week we are on Summer Term Week 5 and today it is Lesson 4 -  Decimals as fractions. Watch the video in the usual place (click here). The activities and the answer sheets are on our school website (click on 'Class pages' and the the 'White Rose Hub' page).

Remember to complete lessons from the previous week if you haven't already. 

 

English: 

Edit and improve your narrative. 

Once you have finished your narrative, think about how you could improve it. Use the success criteria below to help you with this. Choose a paragraph of  your narrative to re-write, making improvements. E.g could you up level any vocabulary choices? Have you varied sentence types? Could you include any dialogue? 

 

Success criteria:

  • Third person
  • Descriptive language
  • A variety of sentence types- short sentences, fronted adverbials, verb start sentences
  • Paragraphs showing clear links within and between them

Creative/Mindful task

Today should have been Outdoor Classroom Day - celebrate your connection to the natural world by dressing up in nature! Choose one or more of the activities below to celebrate:

  • Make a nature crown out of leaves, cardboard or twigs
  • Use a cardboard box and paints to make beautiful butterfly wings
  • Turn yourself into your favourite animal with a mask
  • Make a den and play in it

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

 

Wednesday 20th May

Don't forget that the key things to work through first are the daily online tasks (TTRS, Bug Club, Nessy, Numbots and SATs companion).  Any problem with your logins just let us know.

 

Maths:

This week we are on Summer Term Week 5 and today it is Lesson 3 -  Divide decimals by integers. Watch the video in the usual place (click here). The activities and the answer sheets are on our school website (click on 'Class pages' and the the 'White Rose Hub' page).

Remember to complete lessons from the previous week if you haven't already. 

 

English: 

Writing a narrative from a viewpoint.

Today you need to complete your narrative. Remember to check your work against the success criteria. You could type it up once you have finished (great to practice your keyboard skills) or write it up. Remember to send us a picture on your portfolio so we can see your great work! 

Success criteria:

  • Third person
  • Descriptive language
  • A variety of sentence types- short sentences, fronted adverbials, verb start sentences
  • Paragraphs showing clear links within and between them

Creative/Mindfulness task:

Please complete some form of exercise whether this be outside in the garden or you can follow the link below which will take you to an online just dance video workout.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3XyYOLfTU4

 

 

 

Tuesday 19th May

Don't forget that the key things to work through first are the daily online tasks (TTRS, Bug Club, Nessy, Numbots and SATs companion).  Any problem with your logins just let us know.

 

Maths:

This week we are on Summer Term Week 5 and today it is Lesson 2 - Multiply decimals by integers. Watch the video in the usual place (click here). The activities and the answer sheets are on our school website (click on 'Class pages' and the the 'White Rose Hub' page).

Remember to complete lessons from the previous week if you haven't already. 

 

English: Writing a narrative from a viewpoint.

Watch the animation of ‘girl and Robot’ again by clicking on the you tube link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Qx5hf1zLmk

You should have already picked your view point so you are either writing from the view of the girl or the robot. You will have two days to write so maybe aim to write half today and then the other half tomorrow. You can jot some ideas down in the boxes below before writing to help you structure your narrative if you like.

 

Generalisation

My narrative plan

Set the scene and introduce who, what where and when for the reader

 

Trying to fix the robot (Girls viewpoint) or robot trying to come to life (robot viewpoint)

 

Problem – where things go wrong. Explain what  happens adding detail and description for your reader.

 

How is the problem resolved? How does the story end? Describe characters feelings in response to what has happened.

 

 

Success criteria:

  • Third person
  • Descriptive language
  • A variety of sentence types- short sentences, fronted adverbials, verb start sentences
  • Paragraphs showing clear links within and between them

Girl viewpoint: Climbing carefully out of the compartment of the robot, the girl tapped its chest and smiled. Today would be the day- she just knew it.

Robot viewpoint: Feeling the creak of its compartment door open, the robot stood. It stared. It waited. He could feel the girl peering up at him, yet he couldn’t move. Not yet anyway.

 

Creative/Mindfulness: Spanish

1. Can you remember numbers 1-50?  Play these games to practise https://rockalingua.com/games/numbers

2. Can you say the shirt numbers of the football players below?

 

  1. What are the answers to these sums in Spanish?

4 x 4

12 x 2

17 + 6

25 + 17

Monday 18th May 

Don't forget that the key things to work through first are the daily online tasks (TTRS, Bug Club, Nessy, Numbots and SATs companion).  Any problem with your logins just let us know.

 

Maths:

This week we are on Summer Term Week 5 and today it is Lesson 1 - Lesson 1 - Multiply and divide by 10 100 and 1000. Watch the video in the usual place (click here). The activities and the answer sheets are on our school website (click on 'Class pages' and the the 'White Rose Hub' page).

Remember to complete lessons from the previous week if you haven't already. 

 

English: 

 

1. Please watch the following animation of ‘girl and Robot’ by clicking on the you tube link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Qx5hf1zLmk

 

2. Once you have watched the animation (once or even twice) choose either the robot or the girl to write your narrative viewpoint from. Watch the clip again and record the key events from your chosen characters point of view. You could do this as bullet points or a timeline. Add emotions in brackets to explain how they would be feeling at this key event. 

 

Eg Chosen character: Girl

 

  • The girl is in the factory fixing the robot. (excited)
  • She tests it but doesn’t work (disappointed)

 

Creative/mindful task:

Here is a scavenger hunt with a difference! It’s all about well being and thinking about what helps us to feel happy, calm and positive. Feel free to add other items to this list, such as something that reminds you of other family members – grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins – or a special friend, teacher or pet. You could also make it an activity for the whole family and turn it into a ‘show and tell’ session. You might find each other’s items inspiring!


Friday 15th May

 

Don't forget that the key things to work through first are the daily online tasks (TTRS, Bug Club, Nessy, Numbots and Hit the Button).  Any problem with your logins just let us know.

 

Maths:

If you haven't completed the four lessons for this week so far then complete these first.  Friday is then a 'challenge day'.  Watch the video in the usual place (click here) and the activities are on their page too for the challenge.  The questions 1-6 are aimed at Yr6 children but see if anyone in your house can help you solve some of the others πŸ‘πŸ».

 

Theme - Liverpool:

Now that you have designed your Superlambanana we would like you to write a set of instructions to explain to someone else how to do this.  Remember to include key features of instructions in your writing (see below).

 

 

Creative / Mindfulness:

 

Choose one or more of these acts of kindness to cheer up someone's day:

  • Find a funny fact and pass it on to make someone smile (Did you know that kangaroos can't walk backwards?)
  • Give a compliment to everyone in your house today.
  • Do a chore around the house that someone else might usually do.
  • Send a postcard to someone you haven't seen in person for a while.
  • Do three random acts of kindness in one day.
  • Draw a thank-you picture for your bin collection team and put it on your bin when it is time for them to be collected.
  • Give your time and ask someone how you can help them today.
  • Learn something new and share it with a friend.  It can be something as small as a new word or a new game.

Thursday 14th May

 

Don't forget that the key things to work through first are the daily online tasks (TTRS, Bug Club, Nessy, Numbots and Hit the Button).  Any problem with your logins just let us know.

 

Maths:

This is still being provided by the White Rose Hub and the videos are in the usual place (click here) but the activities and the answer sheets will now be on our school website (click on 'Class pages' and then the 'White Rose Hub' page . . . . or click here)

 

This week we are on Summer Term - Week 4 and today it's lesson 4 (Fractions of an amount)

 

Theme - Liverpool:

Today we would like you to use the design you created yesterday to make a 3D model of a Superlambanana.  See yesterday's task for ideas about materials you could use.

 

Remember to upload pictures of your model to Class Dojo for some points.

 

Creative / Mindfulness - Spanish

 

1. Let's start by practising the colours ( https://rockalingua.com/games/bubbles )

 

2. Can you copy and finish these sentences? (You may not need all of the sentences or you may need some more than once).

Mi madre se llama _______________

 

Mi padre se llama _______________

 

Mi hermano se llama _____________

 

Mi hermana se llama _____________

Wednesday 13th May

 

Don't forget that the key things to work through first are the daily online tasks (TTRS, Bug Club, Nessy, Numbots and Hit the Button).  Any problem with your logins just let us know.

 

Maths:

This is still being provided by the White Rose Hub and the videos are in the usual place (click here) but the activities and the answer sheets will now be on our school website (click on 'Class pages' and then the 'White Rose Hub' page . . . . or click here)

 

This week we are on Summer Term - Week 4 and today it's lesson 2 (Divide Fractions by Integers)

 

Theme - Liverpool:

Now that you have carried out some research about Superlambananas, we would like you to design your own to represent 2020.  Tomorrow, we will be asking you to make a 3D model of your Superlambanana so you will need to consider the following in your design:

  • How will you construct your Superlambanana?
  • What materials will you use (you could use modelling clay, playdough, junk modelling etc)?
  • How big will your model be?
  • What colours will you use?
  • How will your design reflect the year 2020?

 

 

Creative / Mindfulness:

Follow the link here which will take you to an online just dance video workout !!

Tuesday 12th May

 

Don't forget that the key things to work through first are the daily online tasks (TTRS, Bug Club, Nessy, Numbots and Hit the Button).  Any problem with your logins just let us know.

 

Maths:

This is still being provided by the White Rose Hub and the videos are in the usual place (click here) but the activities and the answer sheets will now be on our school website (click on 'Class pages' and then the 'White Rose Hub' page . . . . or click here)

 

This week we are on Summer Term - Week 4 and today it's lesson 2 (Multiply fractions by fractions)

 

Theme - Liverpool:

This week we will be researching, designing and making a Superlambanana, just like the ones that were dotted all over Liverpool not so long ago.

 

Today's task is to research these sculptures.  Use the following questions to help you:

  • What are they?
  • Who designed them?
  • Why are there Superlambananas in Liverpool?
  • Can you find some pictures of Superlambananas?
  • Have you seen any in Liverpool?
  • Which is your favourite and why?

 

 

Creative / Mindfulness:

Train and exercise like a footballer! This link will take you to a selection of videos which will help you with your football skills in the garden πŸ‘πŸ»

 

Click here

 

 

Monday 11th May

 

Don't forget that the key things to work through first are the daily online tasks (TTRS, Bug Club, Nessy, Numbots and Hit the Button).  Any problem with your logins just let us know.

 

Maths:

This is still being provided by the White Rose Hub and the videos are in the usual place (click here) but the activities and the answer sheets will now be on our school website (click on 'Class pages' and then the 'White Rose Hub' page . . . . or click here)

 

This week we are on Summer Term - Week 4 and today it's lesson 1 (Multiply fractions by integers)

 

Theme - Liverpool:

On Friday, there was a special celebration called VE Day (Victory in Europe Day) which marked the end of World War 2.  This year marked the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

 

  • Task 1
    • Today we would like you to find out about VE Day celebrations that took palace to mark the 75th anniversary.  Did you have a celebration of your own? If so, what did you do to celebrate? How did other people in our country celebrate? You may like to upload some photographs to your Dojo profile.
  • Task 2
    • Now, can you compare the celebrations that took place to mark the anniversary of VE day to the celebrations that took place in 1945 when the war ended (75 years ago).  How did people celebrate then? How do you think people felt at this time? What would it have been like to be there?
    • You may have grandparents/older relatives who were alive in 1945 who you could ring to ask about this (remember to check with an adult at home first).  This website also has some information that will help you.

 

 

Creative / Mindfulness Task:

 

Thursday 7th May

Maths:

Please complete Summer Term: Week 3, lesson 4 (mixed addition and subtraction).

If you have not completed all of the other Spring and Summer lessons, please complete these first as lessons are progressive.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

 

Theme – Liverpool

Please finish your tourist information leaflet from yesterday. Make sure you have included most of the features of a good leaflet. (See details from Wednesday 6th May).Remember to add your work to your portfolio so we can award you points.

 

Mindfulness/ Creative task:

Tomorrow is a special celebration called VE day (Victory in Europe Day) which marks the end of World War 2. This year marks the 75th anniversary of VE day. Choose one or more of the activities below to complete in celebration of this. 

 

Wednesday 6th May

 

Maths:

Please complete Summer Term: Week 3, lesson 3 (Add & Subtract Fractions). If you have not completed all of the other Spring and Summer lessons, please complete these first as lessons are progressive.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

 

Theme – Liverpool

Over the next 2 days, we would like you to make a tourist information leaflet to persuade people to visit Liverpool. Remember to include information about places to visit and things to do (using the research you carried out yesterday). You can include: pictures, maps, photographs – be as creative as you can! This task can either be completed on the computer or handwritten.

You can either complete the leaflet today and edit/improve your work tomorrow, or spend 2 days creating your leaflet. Remember to add your work to class dojo so we can award you points.

Use the following link for an example leaflet:

https://www.visitliverpool.com/dbimgs/17_11_15(1).pdf

 

Features of a good leaflet

 

  • Maps – location (how to get there)
  • Directions (how to get there)
  • Opening times and prices
  • Sub Headings – ‘2016 events’  ‘free admission’
  • Big bold writing to draw you in
  • Photo’s
  • Persuasive writing
  • Dates for exciting events
  • Symbols for toilets, disabled parking, café
  • Shops inside – café, gift shop
  • Bullet points
  • Often folded
  • Address, website and phone number
  • Bright and colourful
  • Describe what is there and why people should come

 

Mindfulness/ Creative task:

Watch the video clip below to see how to make a simple origami heart. Have a go at making your own using a piece of paper and give to someone in your family.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-BIL6p1Te8

Tuesday 5th May

 

Maths:

Please complete Summer Term: Week 3, lesson 2 (Compare and order fractions). If you have not completed all of the other Spring and Summer lessons, please complete these first as lessons are progressive.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

 

Theme – Liverpool

Research task

We would like you to research tourist attractions in Liverpool. If someone came to visit Liverpool, what could they do there? Think about: famous landmarks in Liverpool, entertainment, shopping, sport etc. Can you find 5 different things to do?

Bullet point your ideas as this will help you with our writing task over the next 2 days.

The following website may help you:

https://www.visitliverpool.com/plan-your-visit/visitor-centres

 

Mindfulness/ Creative task:

Create a ‘Gratitude Jar’.

Upcycle an empty jar and decorate it however you would like. Each day, write down something that you are grateful for and pop it into the jar (your family members can add their ideas too if they would like to). This can be something as simple as ‘I’m grateful that the sun is shining’. At the end of the week, you can read out all the things that have made you happy and grateful

Monday 4th May

Maths:

Please complete Summer Term: Week 3, lesson 1(simplify fractions). Lesson 5 from week 2 was various challenges so feel free to go back to this as an additional activity at another point. If you have not completed all of the other Spring and Summer lessons, please complete these first as lessons are progressive.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

 

Theme - Liverpool

 

Today, we would like you to research football clubs in Liverpool/Wirral. Can you find out:

When the stadiums were built?

What is the capacity of the stadium?

Who owns each football club?

Who are their current players?

How many trophies have the team won?

Any other interesting facts.

 

 

Creative/mindfulness Task:

Design a new football kit for one of our local teams. Think about colours and the design and how this can reflect our local area.

Thursday 30th April

Maths:  Please complete Summer term week 2 Lesson 4 - Problem solving. If you have not completed Spring term lessons or Summer term week 1 lessons, please complete these first as lessons are progressive.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

English: Today you will start to write your diary. Because you have today and tomorrow, you might want to aim to write half today and then finish the other half tomorrow. Or you could write it today and do the edit and improve tomorrow.  Firstly, please click on the link below and watch the video called: “Lighthouse” again just to remind you of the story.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HfBbSUORvo&t=11s

- Look back at your plan and remind yourself of your paragraphs and what you are going to be writing about. 

- You can either write your diary on paper or you may choose to type it up onto a computer. Whatever works for you. Some of you may prefer to draft it first and then write it up.

- As a minimum today, aim to write your first two paragraphs. Check and proof read your work carefully.

Remember a diary includes: feelings, chatty and informal style and questions to the diary.

Creative/Mindfulness task:

Spanish: Let’s recap clothes that we were practising last week.  Follow the link and either go straight to play a game or watch the tutorial to help you (there may be some new clothes in the game!)

https://www.spanish-games.net/spanishlessons?topic=People%20-%20clothes%201&level=primary

Complete the sentence to say what you are wearing today:

Hoy llevo = Today I’m wearing

Wednesday 29th April

Maths:  Please complete Summer term week 2 Lesson 3 - Problem solving. If you have not completed Spring term lessons or Summer term week 1 lessons, please complete these first as lessons are progressive.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

English:  Firstly, please click on the link below and watch the video called: “Lighthouse” again     

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HfBbSUORvo&t=11s

1. Look back at what you did yesterday and remind yourself of the key events

2. Put yourself in the Lighthouse keeper’s shoes as you are going to write a diary as him in the 1st person explaining what you did as the lighthouse keeper when the light went out.

3. Please consider feelings, why he was worried and then describe what he saw. Use the boxing up plan below to support you in planning your diary. You can draw your boxing up grid on paper or create your own using ICT.

You only need to plan today as tomorrow and Friday will be writing and editing days J

Generalisation what is happening in this paragraph?

My diary plan as the lighthouse keeper

Introduction- include purpose for writing the diary using a chatty and informal style and in first person.

  • Yesterday evening
  • You won’t believe what happened diary
  • I will have to tell you. Wait till you hear this.

 

Explain what happened -light went out and what he noticed using chatty and informal style and in first person. Include feelings

 

Explain what happened next and what you saw outside your door? Include feelings and continue to use a chatty and informal style

 

Conclusion. Provide a reason to tell the diary why you must go including a summary of your evening.

 

 

Creative/Mindfulness task:

Use an old sock to create a puppet. Can you put on a puppet show for your family?

Tuesday 28th April

Maths:Please complete Summer term week 2 Lesson 2 - Angles in regular polygons. If you have not completed Spring term lessons or Summer term week 1 lessons, please complete these first as lessons are progressive.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

        English: This piece of English will go over a few days, so this is step 1 in building yourself up to writing a diary.

        

Firstl  Please click on the link below and watch the video called: “Lighthouse”.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HfBbSUORvo&t=11s

Make notes to explain what happens at each key event.

Add key feelings for the lighthouse keeper at each stage.

For example: Key event 1: Lighthouse keeper busy working in the lighthouse.  (Feeling annoyed/frustrated as loud noises are distracting him)

Key event 2:

Creative/Mindfulness task:

Listen to this music and take ten minutes to relax – jot down how you felt afterwards.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6p_yaNFSYao

Monday 27th April

Maths: Please complete Summer term week 2 Lesson 1 - Angles in special quadrilaterals. If you have not completed Spring term lessons or Summer term week 1 lessons, please complete these first as lessons are progressive.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

 

Theme: Liverpool

       

Look at the different album covers of The Beatles online. Which do you like the most and why? Is there anything they have in common? Can you design your own album cover for a Beatles album? What would you call the album? You could draw and colour the design or use the computer.

 

Creative / Mindfulness task: Learn the words to one of your favourite Beatles songs and have a sing!

Friday 24th April

Maths:

Please complete summer term Week 1 lesson 4  - Angles in a triangle - missing angles

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ 

If you have not completed Spring term lessons or Summer week 1 lessons 1-3, please complete these first as lessons are progressive.

English

Today we would like you to use the notes you made about the character yesterday to write a story opening.

Your story opening should introduce the character. You could create your own character for him to meet with. Remember to set the scene – where might the story be taking place?

Think back to the work we have done on story openings this year. You could start your story with: Dialogue, action, a description of character or setting or a flash back.

Try to include a range of punctuation and sentence types.

 

We look forward to reading your story openings on your Dojo portfolio!

 

Mindfulness/creative ideas:

Can you create a picture from natural objects that you find in your garden? You could make an animal, person or building…anything! Be as creative as you can. 

  

Thursday 23rd April

Maths:

Please complete summer term week 1 lesson 3 – Angles in a triangle – special cases.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

 

If you have not yet completed Spring term lessons or Summer term lessons 1 and 2, please complete these first as lessons are progressive.

 

English

Look at the image below and make some notes about the character. Who might he be? Where might you meet him? What does he look like? What might he say?

Remember to use powerful adjectives, adverbs and verbs to describe the character.

Challenge: Can you use some figurative language? (similes, metaphors or personification).

We will be using our ideas to write a story opening tomorrow.

 

Creative/mindfulness:

Here are Spanish words for some items of clothing:

La falda - skirt

Las botas - boots

el vestido - dress

los pantalones - trousers

la camisa - shirt

la chaqueta - jacket

Can you design your own school uniform and label it in Spanish with the items of clothing and the colours?  Remember the colours need to agree with the la, el, los and las (don't worry if you can't remember this just have a go).  If you need any new words why not use the dictionary website we use to check them:

www.spanishdict.com

 

Wednesday 22nd April

Maths:

Please complete summer term Week 1 lesson 2  - Angles in a triangle.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

If you have not completed Spring term lessons or Summer term week 1 lesson 1, please complete these first as lessons are progressive.

Theme: Liverpool

Listen to the song and lyrics to ‘Penny Lane’ by The Beatles.

Use the following link to look at the lyrics:

https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/beatles/pennylane.html

Can you create your own verse for this song based on our local area?

Remember to upload your work to your Dojo profile to be awarded some points. 

 

 

 

 

Creative / Mindfulness:

Today is Earth Day and it's a special one - the 50th anniversary since it began in 1970.The theme this year is climate action 

To celebrate Earth Day, we would like you to complete one or more of the activities below: 

•         make a pine cone bird feeder

•         make a fairy garden

•         Earth acrostic poem

•         make a bug hotel

•         plant a tree or flower 

Don't forget to add your photographs to your profile!  

                

 

 

Tuesday 21st April

Maths:

Please complete summer term Week 1 lesson 1  - Vertically opposite angles.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

If you have not completed Spring term lessons, please complete these first as lessons are progressive.

Theme: Liverpool

Please listen to three songs from The Beatles on You tube.

Which song do you like the most and why?

What instruments can you hear?

What do you think the song is about?

 

Spanish

Play a game to practise colours https://rockalingua.com/games/bubbles.  Follow the link and click on colours.  Then listen to the colour that is said and click on the bubbles that match?

Challenge: Can you teach someone at home how to say the different colours in Spanish?

 

 

Creative/mindfulness task: Invent something new – e.g a gadget or something to help people. Draw and label a picture and describe its features.

 

Remember to upload work that you complete to your Dojo profile so that we can award you points.

Monday 20th April

Maths

Please complete week 2 Lesson 5 – Calculate Angles.

If you have not yet completed earlier lessons from the Spring term, please complete these first as lessons are progressive.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

Theme: Liverpool

Our new topic is Liverpool and a famous band from this city was The Beatles. Can you research some interesting fact about this famous group?

Here are some questions you might focus on:

Who was in the band?

How did the band come together?

When did they become famous?                                                 

How many number one hits did they have?

How many albums did they create?

Why did they break up?

Challenge: Can you find out the names of any others famous singers or bands who are from Liverpool?

Remember to share your work with us on Class Dojo to be awarded some points. 

Mindfulness Challenge: 

Today, your challenge is to do something kind for someone. For example, you could pay someone a compliment, make them something or help them out with a task. Don't forget to upload a picture or tell us about your act of kindness onto your Dojo profile to be awarded some Dojo points.  

 

 

6th April 2020

Spring Break Challenges

 

Throughout the two week break please continue to work on your on-line core skills as these will be so important to you when we return to school (or move to High School):

  • TTRS
  • Numbots
  • Bug Club
  • Nessy

 

Maths:

If you haven't been doing the White Rose Hub Lessons so far, please use the Spring Break as a chance to complete the first two weeks so you are at the same stage as everyone else.

 

We are going to take a pause from the White Rose Hub lessons from these two weeks to allow everyone to have a break and those who didn't start at the same time to catch up.  However, White Rose Hub have added some great fun maths lessons that they are updating each day to keep you. going through the holidays.  Click here to try them out.

 

Creative:

Next term we are investigating the city of Liverpool. To get you started we've set a few fun tasks:

  • Research the history of Liverpool and find five amazing facts that you didn't know about the city
  • Make a model of the Liverpool waterfront.  You can use any resources you have at home (Lego, playdoh, plastercine, junk modelling etc

 

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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