Year 6 Home Learning
Remember, you can upload work to Google Classroom and receive feedback from myself. Please see our School App for details or get in touch with us if you are struggling to get on.
Remember you can access TT Rockstars from this link: https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school.
Corbett Maths (Extra Maths Work and Tutorials):
Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Practice:
If you want to brush up on some of your GPS whilst you have been off school, have a go at some fun grammar games: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar.
Welcome to the Remote Learning section of our Home Learning page. All work is available on Google Classroom. Resources will be posted at the start of each day and are available for you to download. I will also be able to share these throughout our Live Sessions too. Remember, sessions begin at 9am - please use the Meet link 5 minutes before to ensure you are on time.
Organisational Day Remote Learning Resources
Remote Learning - Typical Timetable
Please note, all Online Home Learning is now accessible on Google Classroom and resources are posted on there. Please use the 'Classwork' and 'Assignment' tabs/function to submit work to receive feedback.
This Week's Work
English - Pig Heart Boy and Writing a Balanced Argument
This week we are continuing with our learning on Pig Heart Boy.
Guided Reading -
Monday/Tuesday - Read up to Chapter 7. Create an emotion graph to show the family's feelings during the journey.
Wednesday - Write an email to Dr. Bryce as Cam's Mom explaining her feelings about the operation.
Thursday/Friday - Perform the Poem Cam writes. Annotate the poem, looking at the language used and what it means.
This week we are writing a balanced argument as to whether Cam should have the Pig Heart operation.
Using what you learnt last week, plan and write your argument over the course of the week.
Your argument should follow this structure:
Introduction - outline what it is you're discussing.
Arguments for - present your arguments as to why the operation is a good idea.
Rebuttal - present your arguments against.
Summary- weigh up the arguments and make a decision.
Use the examples on the lesson planners each day to help you.
We did not quite finish our first week on fractions so we will be consolidating our learning again.
Remember to use the additional resources at the top of the page to support as additional challenge.
PSHE - Road Safety Week
This week is road safety week and as part of this we will be discussing the role of speed limits.
Please watch the clips below to prompt your thinking:
Following this, draft a letter to your Local MP asking for the speed limit outside school to be changed to 20 MPH. Present your arguments for this clearly.
Science - Gears, Pulleys and Levers
To conclude our topic on Forces, we will be learning how smaller forces can have a greater effect using mechanisms. Use the slides below to access this lesson.
History - Victorian Transport
This week we will look at Victorian Canals and the effect they had on our local area. Use the slides to access this lesson.
Maths - Maths Week
This week is Maths week across school.
Monday - TTRockstars Battle - access TTRockstars and compete in the school battle. You can access it from the link above.
Tuesday - We are researching the life of Pythagoras. Use the slides to gain the information you need and present this as a fact file.
Wednesday - Arithmetic Test.
Thursday - Maths Story. Read the story and create a storyboard illustrating the Maths in the story. HINT - the story is about Fractions.
Friday - Attempt the Reasoning Problem. Can you find more than one solution?
English - Balanced Arguments.
This week we are we are beginning to learn how to write a balanced argument.
Use the slides to guide you through the week.
We are also starting our new book, Pig Heart Boy.
History - Victorian Working Laws
This week we are learning about Victorian Working laws and how they effected workers, in particular, children.
Use the slides to gain the information you need and to find your activity.
Science - Air and Water Resistance
This week we are investigating the effects of air and water resistance. Use the slides to guide you through the lesson.
English - Autumn Poetry Week
This week we are reading Autumn themed poetry. We will also be writing our own poem at the end of the week and then publishing it make it engaging and eye-catching to the audience.
Use the slides and resources below to guide you through the week.
Maths - Fractions
This week we are beginning to look at fractions.
Monday - finding fractions of an amount.
Tuesday - finding fractions of an amount (problem solving).
Wednesday - equivalent fractions.
Thursday - simplify fractions.
Friday - solve problems involving equivalent fractions.
Use these video links to help you:
Equivalent Fractions - https://vimeo.com/466488832
Simplify Fractions - https://vimeo.com/467396285
Fractions of an Amount - https://corbettmaths.com/2012/08/20/fractions-of-amounts/
Use the resources below and answer the questions.
Science - Gravity
This week we are looking at Gravity. We will be investigating the effect that mass has on weight. Use the slides to guide you through.
PSHE - Belonging - What Makes a Good School?
This term we are thinking about Belonging and what this means. Use the slides to guide you through this week's lesson and activity.
History - The Great Stink and Victorian Public Health
Use the slides to learn about what caused Victorian London to smell and how the Victorians dealt with this by building England's first sewage system!
English - Newspapers
This week we are writing a Newspaper Report on the events on the Giant's Necklace.
I want you to write a bit of your Newspaper each day:
Monday - your headline and introduction (who, what, when).
Tuesday - chunk 2 (who was Cherry, what was she doing)
Wednesday - chunk 3 (what happened to her, describe the storm)
Thursday chunk 4 (what did her family say, summary - what will happen next).
You can use the slides and examples in the resource section to help you .
Guided Reading - Sea Poetry
This week we will be exploring various poems related to the sea.
Monday - read the poems.
Tuesday - perform one of your poems to an audience.
Wednesday - look at the meaning of words in context. Define the words and use them in a sentence.
Thursday - look at the deeper meaning of language used in a poem. Annotate with your thoughts and feelings.
Friday - respond to the poem through illustration.
All of the slides and resources below will guide you through these activities.
English - Newspaper Resources
Guided Reading Resources
Maths - Mental Methods
This week we are learning to use mental methods to solve addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems.
Use the video tutorials to help you. If you need any help with any specific method - get in touch with me on Google Classroom and I can send you a video tutorial myself.
Adding using place value - https://vimeo.com/461777711
Efficient subtraction methods - https://vimeo.com/465337207
Checking answers - https://vimeo.com/465356812
Estimating answers - https://vimeo.com/465337284
Use the posters with the different strategies to help you too!
Maths Resources (The Planning Sheet will help parents understand the different methods for mental calculation)
Science - Movement of the Moon and Earth
This week we are learning about how the Moon orbits the Earth.
Use the slides to help you understand how this occurs.
You can then create your own model to show how this happens.
PSHE - Reflecting on Resilience/Friendship
We have learnt a lot about resilience and friendship this term. To consolidate our learning and to reflect on what we know, we will be engaging in two activities.
Use the slides to guide you through them.
History - Victorian Workhouses
This week we are learning about how poor Victorians were treated. We will be learning about Victorian poor relief - the work house.
Use the slides and video clips to develop your knowledge of this. Then, create a poster/report about the Workhouse and the conditions that people had to endure.
English - Newspapers
This week we are looking at Newspapers.
There is an example Newspaper you can read through below. All tasks this week are based on the example Newspaper Report.
Monday: Practice reading news report. Present mock-up news reading pane where chn summarise the report to the class.
Tuesday: sort between facts and opinions.
Wednesday: find and copy phrases/words. Time yourself on how long it takes you find these words and phrases.
Thursday: retrieval comprehension questions based on Newspaper Report.
Friday: more retrieval questions.
Tuesday: Read through the example Newspaper and identify the structural features e.g. paragraphs, adverbials.
Wednesday: Identify the language features of the newspaper.
Thursday: plan and act out your own newspaper report.
Friday: plan your own Newspaper based on the events of the Giant's Necklace.
Use the slides in the resources section to help you.
Maths - Long Division and Square and Cube Numbers
Video tutorial for Long Division:
Another useful tutorial can be found on Corbett Maths - https://corbettmaths.com/2020/05/22/long-division-video/.
Video tutorial for Square and Cube Numbers:
Black History Month:
As part of celebrations for Black History Month, we are celebrating the life and achievements of Nelson Mandela.
You can learn a little bit about Nelson Mandela here:
There's also a PowerPoint and Reading Comprehension to help you deepen your understanding.
Monday - Create a timeline of Mandela's life.
Tuesday - Create a profile of Apartheid South Africa - what rules were in place? Where did they come from? Who protested against them and why?
Wednesday - Create a portrait of Nelson Mandela.
Thursday - Continue your portrait of Mandela, add detail and colour to it.
Friday - Reflection. Draw a large thought bubble on a piece of paper. Reflect on what you have learnt this week. Write in what you would like to know more about in relation to Black History.
Black History Month Resources
English - Diary Entries
We are continuing to read the Giant's Necklace by Michael Morpurgo.
We are writing a diary entry of the course of this week. Please use the slides to help you write each bit over the course of this week.
For Guided Reading, we will be exploring some of the language found within the book. We will also be using our inference skills to answer comprehension questions. Examples of work and questions can be found on the slides.
English and Guided Reading Work
Maths - Division
This week we will be looking at Division. We will be focussing on using Short Division (or bus stop method) to help us divide numbers.
The Corbett Maths website at the top of this page has lots of useful tutorials to help you with this.
Maths Questions (Please complete the Arithmetic Paper on Wednesday)
Science - Day and Night
This week we will be learning how day and night are possible on Earth.
You can use the slides (with video links) to help you understand how this occurs.
Once you have completed this, create a poster showing how the movement of the Earth causes day and night to be possible. You will find useful images and diagrams in the resource section.
Art and Design - William Morris
Over the past few weeks we have been learning about the work of William Morris who was a Victorian designer. Many of his designs can still be found today in wallpaper and soft furnishings.
Use the slides of the course of this week to help you learn more about Morris, practice some designs and start collating some ideas for your own design.
Previous Week's Work
We will be reading 'The Giant's Necklace' over the course of this week. You can find a PDF version of the book in the files section.
Monday - read through the first half of the book.
Tuesday - answer the comprehension questions.
Wednesday - read through the second half of the book.
Thursday - answer the comprehension questions.
Writing - Diary Entries
Monday - look at the example diary entries. Cut them up and then put them in chronological (time) order.
Tuesday - look at the example diary entry. Annotate and look for structural features. Use the Powerpoint Slides to help you.
Wednesday - look at the extract from the book. Annotate and look for language features e.g. feelings, thoughts, metaphor.
Thursday - hot-seating. What questions would you like to ask Cherry?
Friday - plan a diary entry. Think about your beginning, middle and end.
Slides and Resources for Reading and Writing
Maths - Multiplication and Division
Monday - short multiplication (3/4 digits by 1 digit).
Tuesday - long multiplication (3/4 digits by 2 digits).
Wednesday - long multiplication problem solving.
Thursday - short division.
Friday - division problem solving.
Resources can be found below.
Don't forget you can find video tutorials on Corbett Maths and the White Rose Maths website.
Maths Questions for this Week
History - Victorian Housing
Use the PowerPoint slides and video clips to learn about what Victorian housing used to be like.
Once you've completed this, write an advert for either a poor or rich Victorian house.
Resources for History
Spanish - Greetings and Feelings
So far this term we have learnt how to greet each other in Spanish and to communicate how we feel.
Use the slides and audio clips to practice your Spanish. There are also activities and games you can have a go at too.
Please have a go at the following Reading texts and comprehension questions:
Over the past week we have be reading Shaun Tan's 'The Arrival'. A link to video of this book can be found here: https://vimeo.com/74292820
This week, please:
Write a diary entry from the perspective of the Migrant. Think about his feelings, thoughts and what he notices on his first day in his new city.
You can also write a short postcard to his family. Again, think about his feelings, thoughts and what he has seen on his first day.
Maths - Decimal Place Value, Multiplying and Dividing by 10, 100, 1000.
This week we are learning about Decimal Place Value and then using this to help us Multiply and Divide by 10, 100 and 1000. You can find lots of useful video tutorials here: https://corbettmathsprimary.com/content/ (choose the topic you wish to view).
I have also attached the questions that we will be looking at in school. Blue and Green are standard questions whilst the Red ones are challenge questions. Have a go at a few Blue and Green and then see if you can attempt a Red one!
Questions for Each Day of the Week
Resilience and Coping:
This week we are thinking about how we can deal with change. We are thinking about how we can accept change and learn how to develop our resilience by coping with it.
Here are a few scenarios. Have a think about how you might react to these:
- Your best friend moves away
- You are grounded for a week
- Your favourite games console or electronic device breaks
Science - Heliocentric vs Geocentric
This week we are thinking about how the planets orbit the sun. However, we did not always believe this!
Access the lesson packs and learn about how our understanding of how the Earth and the planets move has changed over time.
Then, create a presentation explaining how our understanding has changed from us believing that the Sun orbited the Earth (Geocentric) to us now knowing that the Earth and the planets orbit the sun (Heliocentric).
History - Victorian Schools
This week we are learning about Victorian schools.
Watch the following clip about Victorian schools: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zxwxvcw/articles/zvm3pg8
Then, have a lot at the other resources and complete the Venn Diagram to compare Victorian schools with schools now.
Week 5 - Week Commencing 29.06.2020
Please continue to complete your 'About Me' transition project. This must be completed ready for you to take to Secondary School.
If you would like some extra work to do, then you can go to The Oak National Academy which offers online lessons across all subjects: https://classroom.thenational.academy/
If you fancy something creative, why don't you try your hand at helping your parents with some cooking. You can find some great recipes to try here: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/kids-cooking. If you do make any yummy food, post it on Google Classroom!
Week 4 - Week Commencing 22.06.2020
Transition Project - About Me
This week, I want you to all complete your transition 'About Me' project. This project is very important as it will be handed over to your Secondary schools. Normally, you would complete this with me in school and I would hand it to your Secondary school.
You did receive a copy of this in your original pack when we closed but this has now been updated by Secondary schools have asked for this to be completed again so it is up to date.
You can download the resources and pack understand the Key Resources heading at the top of this page. Please read the guidance first and complete the wellbeing assessment.
Writing - Write a story where you find a time machine, travel in time to a place of your choice and write about what you find. Some settings you could choose:
- Dinosaur Era;
- Ancient Greece, Rome or Egypt;
- The Great Fire of London
- Tudor England
- London during the Blitz (World War 2)
- or any other of your choice.
I would look for images/videos of your chosen setting to help you generate language and ideas. Remember to jot down ideas and vocabulary for dictionaries/thesauri.
Remember to plan your work first. Decide how many plot points you want, in school we went for:
Plot Point 1 - Find the time machine (describe what it looks like, how we felt when we found it).
Plot Point 2 - Travelling in time (describe how the machine moved through time, we included lots of sounds here.
Plot Point 3 - Arrive in the past (describe what we saw).
Plot Point 4 - Problem e.g. Fire in London.
Plot Point 5 - Arrive home.
- Include details to engage the reader (description of settings, characters, feelings, action)
- Dialogue to advance action
- Cohesive devices such as conjuctions, adverbs/adverbials and paragraphs
- Balance between longer, complex sentences and short sentences for effect
Reading - The Peculiar Peggs of Riddling Woods
Read through 'The Peculiar Peggs of Riddling Woods'. Read it through with an adult if you can.
Discuss the following:
- What is peculiar about the story?
- What's strange about Gran?
- What do you find strange about Gran's rules? Why do you think they're in place?
- What's your impression of Poppy?
Maths - Construction Task
This task is about your knowledge of shapes and multiplication. Remember key facts about shapes:
- Polygons are shapes with straight lines
- 3D shapes are made up of interconnected 2D shapes (faces)
- Try to visualise 3D shapes using what you know about 2D shapes e.g. a cube is constructed with 6 squares
Science - Biscuit Experiment
You need to test biscuits to see which one would be the best for dunking. Use any liquid to dunk them e.g. milk. If you intend on using a hot drink (such as tea) you must do this with adult supervision: don't do it on your own!
Design your experiment before conducting it:
What is your question? What are you trying to find out?
Your hypothesis (prediction)? What do you think will happen?
Identify the dependent variable (what you are measuring), the independent variable (what are you changing) and control variable (what are you keeping the same).
Write your method and include how you are keeping the test fair.
Prepare a table to record your results - you could photograph/sketch your biscuit before and after dunking. You could time how long it lasts until it breaks apart. It is up to you.
Conduct the experiment and record your results.
Conclusion - which biscuit was the best? Why do you think this?
Week 3 - Week Commencing 15.06.2020
English - The Present
Watch the following clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96kI8Mp1uOU.
What is the theme of the clip? What issues does the animation explore? Use evidence from the video to justify your view.
Are surprised by the ending? How so?
Do you think the similarity between the dog and the boy are deliberate? Why?
Imagine you are the dog. Write a diary entry from the perspective of the dog. You could write about:
- Your initial thoughts of the boy based on his first reactions; how did he react to you at first? What was he doing? What did this tell you about him? How did you feel at this point?
- What did you think the boy was going to do after he picked the ball up? Did you think he was going to play with you? Again, how did you feel?
- What was your reaction when the boy decided to play with you outside? Were you surprised? Why? Did you opinion of him change?
- Finally, sum up your day. What are your final thoughts?
Remember our Success Criteria for writing a diary entry:
- Write from your perspective (first person)
- Include thoughts and feelings
- Write in chronological order, using adverbials to connect paragraphs together
- Choose when to use conjuctions/punctuation for complex sentences and shorter simple sentence for effect
Maths - Ratio and Proportion
Please complete pages 171 - 181 (this means you should have finished the booklet) of the Ratio and Proportion.
You may find these links helpful if you are stuck with some problems:
How to simplify a ratio: https://corbettmaths.com/2013/03/03/simplifying-ratio/
How to share the total value of a ratio: https://corbettmaths.com/2013/03/03/ratio-sharing-the-total/
How to find a missing quantity: https://corbettmaths.com/2013/05/16/ratio-given-one-quantity/
How to find differences between ratios: https://corbettmaths.com/2018/12/31/ratio-differences/
You can also use the WhiteRose Teachers' guide if you're stuck: https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/SoLs/Primary/Year-6-2018-19-Spring-Term-Block-6-FINAL.pdf
Science - Famous Inventors: Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs famously invented the first Apple Computer. He later went on to develop further technologies including the MacBook, the iPhone, the iPod and the iPad. All of these technologies completely changed the way most of engage with music, videos and the internet.
You can find out more about Steve Jobs here: https://kids.kiddle.co/Steve_Jobs
You can watch a clip of Steve Jobs announcing the first iPhone here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGoM_wVrwng
You can also find lots of other information on the internet about Steve Jobs.
Task - Produce a Presentation detailing Steve Jobs achievements and his impact on the world.
- What is Steve Jobs background? Where was he born and what was his childhood like?
- What was so special about the iPod and iPhone and how did it change the way we consume music?
- What impact did the iPhone have on the way we use the internet?
- Even though Steve Jobs died in 2011, is Apple still a large corporation? Does it still influence the development of technology today?
Design and Technology - Tortilla Pizza
This is one of my favorite recipes and it so easy to make! You can make your own pizza using a tortilla wrap, tomato puree and cheese (plus other topping you like).
With an adult to help, follow this recipe and have a go at making your own pizza!
Week 2 - Week Commencing 08.06.20
English - Romeo and Juliet
Task One - choose either Romeo or Juliet as a character to write from. Create a mind-map of either Romeo's or Juliet's feelings based on the fact that their families are at war and their parents will not let them be together. Mind map and generate as many emotive words as you can.
Task Two - writing as either Romeo or Juliet, write a letter to the opposite's Father requesting that the war between your families end. Explain your love for the opposite character and how you want to peace so you can be together. Remember, your letter must be persuasive.
If you are writing as Romeo, then you are from the Montague family. Your father is Lord Montague.
If you are writing as Juliet, then you are from the Capulet family. Your father is Lord Capulet.
Remember to use the resources on the British Council Website to help you recall and understand the story of Romeo and Juliet.
Using the same booklet from the top of this page, I want you to complete pages 162 - 170 this week.
Remember to use the Corbett Maths website if you are stuck. Remember, you can message me on Google Classroom if you need anymore help. We have done this work in school before so remember what we learnt about Ratio before we closed.
Topic - Researching My Future Career
Thank you for all of the positive work I received last week; it was very heart warming.
This week I would like you to research a chosen future career. I want you to find out:
- What does this career entail?
- What sort of day-to-day tasks would you have to carry out?
- What is the starting salary for your chosen career?
- What steps would you have to take to get into your chosen career? Would you have to go to University? What would you have to do study?
- Why do you want to pursue this career?
Science - Jane Goodall
Jane Goodall is a famous and influential Scientist and Conservationist. Many years ago, she studied the behaviour of Chimpanzees and discovered many interesting trends in their behaviour. Her work is primary about Conservation. This is about protecting animals and learning more about them to avoid them being exploited.
I want you to create a presentation about Jane's understanding of Chimpanzees.
The following resources will help you:
Week 1 - Week Commencing 1.06.20
English - Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet
Many of you may have heard of Romeo and Juliet - it's a very famous story. But do you know how old the story is? Do you know who wrote it and why it is so famous?
Task One - Conduct some research into William Shakespeare. Use these questions to guide you:
- When was he born? Where was he born?
- What was life like during this time?
- What was special about his plays? Where were they performed?
Task Two - Read the simplified version of Romeo and Juliet and watch the video clip to go with this. You can find these below: https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/short-stories/romeo-and-juliet
Task Three - Read the extract of the original Romeo and Juliet. Some of the language may throw you off but you should be used to this by now. Try reading it out loud, recording your reading or present it to others. You will find modern translations of this online too!
This link has the original text with a modern translation next to it:
https://www.sparknotes.com/nofear/shakespeare/romeojuliet/page_8/ (this is an argument between several members of the two warring families: The Montagues and The Capulets).
Read to page 5, to the line (by Tybalt):
As I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee.
Have at thee, coward!
Maths - Ratio and Proportion Recap
A lot of us were struggling with some of the more complex Ratio aspects so I thought it would be a good idea to go through this again because it's something that will be key in Secondary School.
At the top of this page you will find the 'Ratio and Proportion Workbook' for you to download under the 'Key Resources' section. We will be using this over the next few weeks.
This week, I want you to complete pages 153 - 161.
If you are struggling you can find great video guides on this website (just look for the topic you are struggling with): https://corbettmathsprimary.com/content/ (you will also find additional worksheets if you want to have a go at the here as well).
If you need further help, just let me know on Google Classroom and I can always provide you with more support :).
Topic - What Can I Be?
Our topic this term is 'What Can I Be?'. We will be considering our future goals and ambitions.
Task - Draw a picture of yourself.
On the left, list your achievements/things you're proud of.
On the right, life your goals. Write goals for:
- End of Summer
- Year 7
- End of Secondary School
- Post-16 (College/Sixth Form/Apprenticeship)
Science - Famous Scientists
This term we will be exploring important contributions made by Scientists in recent memory.
This week we will be learning about Stephen Hawking. You can have a look at the presentation below to learn more about him and his work.
Task - create presentation (this can be in any form you want) about Stephen Hawking. Use these questions to guide you:
- What challenges did Stephen Hawking face in his life?
- How did he overcome them?
- What is a Black Hole? What is special about them? What do they do in space?
Week 5 - Week Commencing 18.05.2020
English - Alma
This week I want us to focus on our writing. First of all, watch this clip about a girl called 'Alma':
Task One - Write a prediction about the clip you watched. What do you think happened to Alma? What evidence is there to support this?
Task Two - Write a narrative based on Alma's story. Think about the central plot point that occurs to Alma. Can you write your own mystery story.
There is a lovely lady called Jane Considine who has had a go at some of this writing herself. She is a teacher and will guide you through some ideas to get you started and to generate some language before writing. You can find her here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_CL4b-OhG8
Maths - Angles in Shapes Continued
We are continuing with our Angles learning over on White Rose Maths. Remember you can find the instruction video to help you. This week you will find the videos under Summer Term - Week 2 (w/c 27th April). The link is here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
You will be able to find the question sheets and answers below.
Maths - Angles Continued
Geography - Fair Trade
Coffee (and many other goods) are not always traded in an ethical manner. Sometimes farmers are exploited and not paid fairly for their crops. Fair Trade works to stop this.
This week I want you to create a poster explaining what Fair Trade does, why it was set up and why it is important to ensure that farmers are paid fairly for their crops. This website will give you an idea about what Fair Trade is: https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/
There are lots of news articles and videos about Fair Trade that you can search for as well.
PSHE - Being the Best I Can Be
This week I would like you to do something different.
First of all, I would you reflect on your own personal strengths and qualities. Think really hard about them and then make a list. For example, you could be: optimistic, keen to try new things, a good listener etc.
After this, I want you to set yourself 3 goals that you would like to achieve before secondary school, for example: learn about my new school, read a new book etc.
Finally, create a picture of yourself. In one colour list your strengths and qualities around your picture. In another colour, write the goals that you have.
Once you have done this, look at what you can created. Think:
- What qualities did I identify that I didn't think I had?
- What steps could I take to achieve some of these goals?
- How are my qualities different to my friends?
Week 4 - Week Commencing 11.05.2020
Last week, we started to explore 'The Raven' by Edgar Allan Poe. We will be continuing our exploration of this poem.
Remember, you can find the poem further down this page under 'Week 3'.
Task 1 - Draw an image of a Raven. Annotate the image with language that reflects the mood of the poem. You will really need to draw upon your knowledge of synonyms and thesaurus thinking (you can use an online thesaurus to help you generate language). I would also like you generate some metaphors. You could think about what this animal remind you of. Example:
'Ravens remind me of darkness. Language associated with darkness includes: shadows, ebony, coal, loneliness, emptiness. I could build a metaphor with this by describing aspects of the Raven, for example: The empty, lonely eyes of the ebony creature fixed a solemn, shadowy gaze across the room.
Task 2 - Write a diary entry. You can write from the perspective of the central character or The Raven. Consider your experiences from the poem - remember the poem's tone and mood. Think about your feelings throughout.
You can use the language and metaphors you generate in Task 1 to help you. Remember all the of important stylistic choices of diary entry: first person, emotive language, describe your actions, reactions and feelings towards your experiences.
Maths - Angles
As always, we are using White Rose Maths to access our Maths learning: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
We are on Summer Term - Week 1 this week. This week is all about angles. You can find your work and answers (to check your work through).
Science - Circulatory System
This week we will be learning about another bodily system: the circulatory system.
To get your started, there's 4 videos for you to watch: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwdr6yc
Task - Using the diagram below, label the parts of the circulatory system (you can draw your own diagram to label if you wish). Write a summary explaining what the heart and lungs do to support the circulatory system. Can you explain how both organs are dependent on each other?
Art - Geography Focus: The Landscape of El Salvador
El Salvador is a country that is located in South America. It is also a major producer and exporter of many goods, including coffee.
Due its proximity to the equator, El Salvador is a tropical country with high altitudes (there are lots of moutainous regions).
Look the images of El Salvador's landscape (you can find these below).
Task 1 - look at the colours and features of El Salvador's landscape. What stands out to you?
Task 2 - create a landscape sketch of El Salvador. Add colour to your image. Remember the cool tone of the landscape and the tropical elimate.
Week 3 - Week Commencing 4.05.2020
Continuing our theme of classical poetry, this week and next we will be looking at 'The Raven' by Edgar Allan Poe.
This poem contains lots of challenging vocabulary and therefore I have attached a glossary for you. Have a look at the glossary before having a go at reading the poem for yourself.
I would also recommend watching The Simpson's version of the poem - it will help you understand the setting and the mood of the poem. It will allow you visually see what is going on:
Task One : Look at the words in the glossary. Choose 5-8 words and write a sentence with them. This will help you understand the meaning of the word e.g. a plume is a feather, a sentence with this could be: I admired the plume of the Queen's crown.
Task Two: Read the poem for yourself and watch the Simpson's version. Record yourself (or get someone to review it for you) reading the first 3-4 or last 3-4 stanzas (paragraphs). If you want to challenge yourself, have a go at the whole poem!
Task Three: Respond to these questions (if you have Google Classroom - I will post these on there and you can post your ideas for us to discuss together):
- Who do you think the Raven is? What do you think it represents? What do you think it is doing in this man's bedroom?
- Why does the Raven say 'nevermore'?
- What do you think the mood of this poem is? What emotions does the poem convey? Why do you think this?
Glossary and Poem
As always, you can access the White Rose website here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
This week we are doing 'Week 2', starting from Lesson 1 - Calculating Scale Factors.
You will find all the video tutorials you need on the site. You will also find all the of the questions below.
Scales and Angles Questions
This week I would like you to explore some of the Coding challenges that are on Purple Mash. You will need to log into Purple Mash. To do this you will need to:
1. Google Purple Mash
2. Select 'Sacred Heart Primary School' (you can search for the school using our postcode which is DY4 8UH)
3. Once you have logged in, go to 'Computing'
4. Then click on '2Code'
You will then find guides to coding and then some challenges that guide you through the coding process.
Chimp are the easiest challenges, Gibbon are moderately difficult and then Gorilla are the hardest.
Start with two Chimp challenges, work your way up and see if you can complete a Gorilla challenge! Let me know if you do!
Week Two - Week Commencing 27.04.2020
Last week we were introduced to the poem of 'The Jabberwocky' by Lewis Caroll. This week we are going to engage in some writing stimulated by 'The Jabberwocky'.
You have two options this week.
Option 1 - Write a Non-Chronological Report about the Jabberwocky. Use the poem to give you clues about the Jabberwocky's behaviour, habitat and appearance.
We know he is aggressive, we know he lives in the Tulgey Woods (imagine what this is like - I picture it being like a swamp: damp, gloomy and overgrown), we know he has been terrorising the local people ('longtime the manxome foe he saught). We also know that he is slain by a young hero. Use this to help you.
You will find a planning PowerPoint and example planner to help you.
Once you have planned this, you can write it and then edit (either on paper or using Google Docs).
Option 2 - Write a Narrative/Story based on the Poem. This could be from the perspective of the boy, the Jabberwocky or in third-person. Use your imagination!
Remember what I always say in class about writing! YOU are the author, YOU decide what you want to write. Be creative and don't hold back your ideas!
Jabberwocky Supporting Documents
Maths - Ratio and Scaling
We are going to use White Rose Maths to help us structure our learning. It's what we use in School and they've produced some fantastic resources with video guides to help you. You can find the link to the website and the resources here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ (I'll still put the worksheets and questions I'd like you to do on here.
We've had a look at Ratio before but I thought it would be good to have a recap as it is vital for Secondary School. Please remember, all of these questions come with answer sheets so you can mark them yourself.
We are going to do 'Week 1' on the page. Please follow the videos for each day - i'll put the key resources underneath this block of next.
Ratio Questions - White Rose
Ratio - Stretch and Challenge
Geography - How is Coffee Exported Around the Globe?
Last week we had a look at where coffee comes from. This week we are going to have a look at how it travels around the world to get to our shops so we can buy it.
Three key words we need to know here are:
Import - this means buying products from another country and bringing them to your own e.g. the UK imports coffee from Brazil.
Export - this means a country has sold its product to another place in the world e.g. Brazil exports its coffee to the UK.
Trade - this refers to how good, products and services and bought and sold across the world.
This video will explain how ships and containers are used to transport goods: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JcHMhtH6_s
This video explains why nations trade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7cEPq3s9AI
Your task is to produce a presentation titled 'Why Coffee is Traded Across the World and How it is Transported'. I want to know which countries grow it, why the sell it and how it is transported across the world.
Additional Information About Trade
Science - Digestion
This term we were due to learn more about the Human body. This week we are going to learn a bit more about the process of digestion. This is when food is processed by your body.
Watch the following clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBZWgrfZFbU
Your task this week is produce a diagram showing how food enters and leaves the body. Your diagram should explain what happens to food whilst it is in the body. Start with an outline of the body, draw the main organs needed such as the stomach and intestines. Then add your annotations.
This example may help you:
Week One (Week Commencing 20.04.2020):
English - The Jabberwocky by Lewis Caroll
Over the next few weeks we will be focusing on Classical Poetry. These are poems that are very famous and written mostly during the 1800s. Some of the language used in them can be complex, but they often contain fantastic stories and descriptions. One of my favourite poems is 'The Jabberwocky' by Lewis Caroll (he also wrote Alice in Wonderland and the poem is actually in the second book of this series).
First, listen to a reading of the poem by Benedict Cumberbatch:
Second, read the poem for yourself:
You have three tasks this week, please upload them to Google Classroom if you can (we will trial this week to see if it works - details can be found of how to do this on our page):
Task One - What do you think the Jabberwocky is? Using the poem to help you, produce a drawing of the creature.
Task Two - The poem contains lots of nonsense words. Write down a list of these words and see if you figure out what they mean, for example: I think 'gyre and gimble' means move around and sway.
Task Three - Record yourself doing a reading of the poem.
Over the next few weeks, we are going to be focusing on Algebra. This week we are going to look at Substitution.
Please watch this video to understand how to do this: https://corbettmathsprimary.com/2018/07/19/substitution-video/
You'll find some questions to do below. Please do the questions and then use the answer sheet to mark them.
Algebra Questions and Answers
Geography - What's the Big Deal About Coffee?
This term, we are going to focus on coffee (a personal favourite drink of mine!). We're going to learn all about where it comes from and the impact it has had (and continues to have) on the world.
Week One - The Bean Belt: Where Does Coffee Come From?
This week we are going to focus on where coffee comes from.
First of all, watch this video to learn about where coffee comes from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XceVmmwG3Xs
Next, look at the following map of 'The Coffee Bean Belt':
Task One - What do you notice about the countries that produce the most coffee beans? Where are most of them located?
Task Two - Research one of the countries that produces coffee. Produce a profile of your country detailing:
- How much coffee is grown each year;
- Who grows the coffee the coffee in that region;
- Finally, where does most of the coffee go?