Year 6 Home Learning
Hello everyone. I will continue to update this Home Learning Page throughout this term. School will be open soon for Year 6 children (your parents will be aware of this and will have contacted school if you are coming back). If you are coming back to school, have a go at some of these activities, especially the Maths and English. There will be time in school for us to go through these if needed.
If you are learning from home, then continue to complete the activities as you have done before. Remember you can upload them on Google Classroom for me to look at and give feedback. I can also post video tutorials and give advice for aspects that you are struggling with.
As always, get in contact if you need help.
This Week's Work
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?