Mrs Evans, Mrs Jones
WELCOME TO THE YEAR 6 CLASS PAGE!
Well didn’t the sun shine for half term! I hope everyone had a lovely week off from their home learning and I hope you all had lots of fun! I hope you enjoyed completing some of the half term activities that were sent to you via e-mail and you all had lots of quality time with your family. This week, we will be welcoming some of you back to school and here at St. Mary’s we are so excited to see you. If you are not returning to school, as normal, below you can find lots of online lessons, activities, websites, games and crafts that you can complete whilst you are at home. Remember, your brain is like a muscle, so you need to keep challenging it to help it keep in tip top shape ready for secondary school. Finally, you don’t need to complete everything, and the ideas below are just suggestions, sometimes cooking, painting, gardening and playing in the garden can help you relax and learn at the same time!
Week beginning 1st June:
- White Rose Maths: White Rose is the scheme I use in the classroom to teach all of your maths lessons. They have five maths lessons each week (one for each day) and each lesson comes with a video, an activity and answers. Make sure you start at the beginning and work through each day in order, so you don’t miss out any of the learning steps. Here is the link: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ . The worksheet now requires a paid subscription so you may wish to use the other online learning maths websites below.
- Oak Academy: Oak Academy is the government website for online home learning. Every day, there is an online lesson in English, maths and topic which includes a video tutorial. Here is the link: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-6/#subjects .
- BBC Bitesize: On BBC Bitesize you’ll find daily lessons in Maths and English for every year group, as well as regular lessons in Science, History, Geography and more. Here is the link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons .
Here are some page numbers that you can complete in your maths, reading and SPaG homework books:
- Reading: Pages 26, 27, 38 & 39 (Progress Test 2 & Predicting Events)
- SPaG: Pages 8, 9, 10 & 11 (Determiners & Prepositions)
- Maths: Pages 37, 38 & 39 (Time & Progress Test 2)
Remember, if you are stuck on any questions, use your revision guides to help you!
Daily Maths Challenge (one per day)
- Maths challenge one: 427 children visit a castle. They go in groups of 15. One group has less than 15. Every group of children has one adult with them. How many adults will need to go?
- Maths challenge two: Mr Todd buys 7 drinks at 48p each and 8 drinks at 52p each. What is the total cost of the 15 drinks?
- Maths challenge three: Mrs Jones prints books and she charges 3p per page and 75p for the cover. Jon pays £4.35 for his book, including the cover. How many pages are in his book?
- Maths challenge four: There are 60g of rice in one portion. How many portions are there in a 3kg bag of rice?
- Maths challenge five: 2753 people go to a sports event. Each person pays £2.30 for a ticket. What is the total amount of ticket money collected?
Try to keep up your mental maths and calculation methods in tip top shape. Use these websites to help you:
- Games: www.mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/category/585/HTML5
- Times table practise: www.ttrockstars.com/
- Calculation website: www.mathsbot.com/#QuestionGenerators
- Arithmetic website (we use this every morning at school): www.myminimaths.co.uk/year-6-arithmetic-practice-papers/
When writing during your time off school, think about your vocabulary, punctuation, sentence types and the audience and purpose.
- Can you use noun phrases, similes, metaphors and personification?
- Can you use brackets, dashes, colons, semi-colons, commas, question marks and explanation marks?
- Can you use subordinate clauses, relative clauses and adverbial phrases?
This week, I would like you to watch this video on the Literacy Shed called ‘Geri’s Game’. Here is the link: https://www.literacyshed.com/geri.html . This video shows an elderly gentleman called Geri who is playing a game of chess with himself. The prize is a set of false teeth and Geri is very impressed with himself when he wins – who wouldn’t be! Here are some different writing ideas based around the film ‘Geri’s Game’:
- Can you create your own story based around a single character just like Geri? It could be you playing a game, a waiter and a customer or any other idea you can think of.
- When you have created your story based around your single character idea, can you create a script for your characters?
- Finally, can you act out your script? You will need to play the starring role and act out both characters that you have created. Have fun!
Pobble365 gives you an image a day to write about: www.pobble365.com . So, grab your favourite notepad, and write a story based on one of the pictures.
Visit https://spellingframe.co.uk/ to practise your spelling. This week see if can learn all of the words on Y5 & Y6 spelling rule 46. This week’s rule is words containing the letter string -ough.
Remember, finally, keep reading! This can be any book, magazine, newspaper, game instructions or even the television subtitles with the TV on mute! Reading unlocks your imagination!
This week we are starting a new topic! We will be improving our history skills and finding out about all things from the past and the 20th century! I would like you to research and find out about these inventions. In what year were they invented? Who invented them? How did they help to improve people’s lives?
- The radio
- The internet
- The television
- Personal computers
- Vacuum cleaners
- The camera
In our last science lesson we looked at how oxygen is transported around the body! This week we are going to look a little more closely at our blood! Blood is pumped round the body through blood vessels: arteries (these carry blood away from the heart); veins (these carry blood back towards the heart) and capillaries (these are tiny blood vessels that carry blood to the individual cells). Capillaries join the arteries to the veins. There are about 59,962 miles or about 96,500 kilometres (twice round the world) of blood vessels in one body! I would like you to find out about some of the different types of blood cells we have in our body. We have red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Can you create a poster showing what you have found out about these types of cell? Use this website to help you: https://kidshealth.org/en/kids/blood.html .
In RE this week, I would like you to write your own Psalm. Remember, Psalms are a book of prayers from the Jewish people and Jesus would have prayed many of them during his life. The church uses the Psalms each day as part of its formal prayer which is called the Divine Office or the Liturgy of the Hours. Throughout the world, priests, monks, religious and other people pray the psalms and other prayers at different hours of the day.
Here is a link to Pslam 139: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+139&version=NIV .
- What does this psalm tell you about the person and their relationship with God?
- What does it tell you about how God knows the person?
- Can you identify the words and phrases that you like best and explain why they might be important?
For your activity this week, I would like you to write your own version of Psalm 139 that shows that God is everywhere. Alternatively, you could write an acrostic poem showing that God is everywhere using the word:
In addition to this, take a look at this page of lovely resources and craft ideas based on lots of Bible stories: https://www.bdes.org.uk/resources-for-prayer-and-learning.html . Also, look out for the Wednesday Word sent to your school e-mail address. Finally, Father Peter is also livestreaming daily Masses from our church through Facebook.
Additional Tasks and Subjects:
- Music: Get your guitar out and visit YouTube for online guitar lessons provided by Entrust (the company that comes into St. Mary’s). You will recognise some of the pieces. Here is the link to the fifth session: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-HVsDQQ_m0 .
- PE: Don't forget to keep fit and do some PE. You can join in with Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) on YouTube every morning at 9am for a daily workout! Also, check out the school website for PE activities you can do at home.
- ICT: Remember to visit https://scratch.mit.edu/ to improve your ICT coding skills on Scratch. Also, visit https://www.barefootcomputing.org/homelearning for more ICT activities to complete at home.
- Spanish: Can you learn the names of the different members of your family in Spanish? Watch this video to help you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgCmDQFuFE8 . Can you create a poster showing the family members names you have mastered? Get practising!
In addition to this, Twinkl are offering parents a month free ultimate full subscription with the code UKTWINKLEHELPS using the weblink www.twinkl.co.uk/offer . This website is used by lots of teachers and contains thousands of PowerPoints, activities, worksheets and games for every subject so get your parents to sign up!
As always, keep in touch through the school e-mail address (firstname.lastname@example.org). It has been lovely to see so many of your pictures of tasks you have sent over e-mail so do keep them coming!
We can’t wait to see you all soon.
Mrs Evans and Mrs Jones
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