Year 6 2019 - 2020

Miss Muir

Mrs Howard

Welcome to Year 6

We have two Year 6 classes: 6M and 6H.

6M

Class Teacher: Miss Muir

Learning Support: Mr Ratnaike

Learning Supprt: Mrs Hodson

6H

Class Teacher: Mrs Howard

SUMDOG  - Well done to all those who entered the last contest.

Home Learning - Updated 20.5.20

Hi Year 6,

We hope you are all well and keeping busy. It has been nice to see how many of you have been working hard. Keep it up!

You might be running out of work in your pack by now so here are a few more ideas which you can be getting on with.  We will keep updating this page so keep looking. 

Mrs Howard and Miss Muir

ENGLISH

Hope you have been enjoying reading Wonder. What did you think? We would love to hear your reviews!

Here are some ideas of writing you could complete based on the book.

1) Recall the idea of a precept from “Wonder” by RJ Palacio. Look at Mr Brown’s precepts throughout the book. What is the meaning behind each one?

Challenge- can you think of your own precept for life? What advice is your precept designed to give? How would you explain your precept to one of your peers?

2) Diary Entry.

Re-read the chapters about Halloween. Remember, the same incident is covered in multiple chapters from different characters points of view. Can you write diary entry from the point of view of one or more of these characters covering the events of the day?

 

3) Choose an event from the book which is not written from Julian’s point of view. Can you rewrite it from his point of view? Is he as bad as is made out by the other characters? Does he have an explanation for his horrible behaviour?

Some other ideas to keep you writing!

 

1) Can you write a balanced discussion about the pros/cons of being educated at home? Remember to present both sides of your argument, making a main point and backing it up with evidence and explanations. Remember to PEE! We have attached some resources which might help you to structure your piece of writing as well as some key vocabulary to support you.

2) Below are some images for you to write about. With the images, there are some questions to get you thinking and some ideas of what you could write. However, if you have your own ideas then please use those. Think carefully about what genre or style of writing will be best to use and what techniques you will need to use for it to be effective. Before you start writing, plan your work to help you.

We will keep adding more images and writing ideas at the bottom of the page.

Image for Writing 1 - The Boy and The Dog

Image for Writing 2 - The Road

Image for Writing 3 - The Well

Image for Writing 4 (with sentence improvement) - The Ladder

Remember you have other things to write about in your packs. Also, you should have a sheet with some effcetive writing strategies at home plus your grammar glossary to help you with these. However, we have placed them below for you if you can not find them.

Spelling

You should have a copy of the year 5 and 6 spelling list at home. If not, there is one below for you to download. Highlight the words that you know you find difficult and challenge yourself to learn 5 a day. Remember, you have lots of ideas of techniques which will help you with this stuck on your spelling homework book.

Could you put them into sentences? What techniques have you used to try and learn them? Can you use any of them in the pieces of writing you are completeing?

Reading

Please continue to read daily at home, it will be something you can enjoy on your own or with someone else in your family. Please let us know which books you have been enjoying and you could complete a book review about the books you have completed.

We have included a list of recommended books for you to have a look at.

If you don’t have many books at home, this link is great for online books and your parents can register for free.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/home/reading-site/find-a-book/library-page?view=image&series=Read+Write+Inc&fbclid=IwAR3lNJv6BuEWr2c9VwzP0F3YlLysqo84LVa2ifaFBpVRyEAMmuxyBpr5oUY

 

Here is a link to a list of recommended reading books for year 6 children:

https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks2-school-pupils/suggested-reading-list-for-year-6-pupils-ks2-age-10-11/

 

Have a look at the World Book Day website. There is some challenges and some audiobooks for you to access: 

https://www.worldbookday.com/

 

Whilst reading or after reading a book, why not have a go at some of the challeneges below.

1) Write a book review of the book you have read. 

2)  Draw your favourite character and write a character description. Think carefully about what a character description needs.  

3) Design a new front cover for the book. What would you place on there? What would encourage someone to read it?

4) Write a set of questions that someone could answer if they had read the book. This could be in the form of a quiz.

5) Before finishing the book, make a prediction about what may happen. Justify why you think this – use evidence from the text. Once you have finished the book, compare what actually happened to your prediction.

6) Look up the definition of any words you do not know the meaning of. Could you use them in your own sentences? Could you create your own glossary of new words?

7) Pick an adjective from the page you are reading. Can you think/find 5 synonyms and 5 antonyms for the word.

8)  Pick two books you have read. Can you compare them? What is similar about the books? What is different about the books? Think about: characters, setting and story line.

9) Which character is the most important in the story? Why? Can you use evidence from the text to support your ideas?

10)   Research the author of the book you have read. What inspired them to write? When did they start writing? Do the books they have written have a similar theme or story line? What other books did they write?

11)   Write your own blurb for the book you have read. What would make it effective? What would the reader need to know to encourage them to read the book?

12)  Write an alternative ending to the story. What could have happened?

13)  Pick a sentence for the page you are reading. Can you identify the word types of each word e.g. noun, adjective, verb etc. Are there any words you cannot identify? Can you use your grammar glossary to help you?

14)  Look at one page of the book you are reading. Can you identify any grammatical structures they have used? E.g. subordination, modals, parenthesis,  etc. Can you use the grammar glossary to help you?

Below we have also placed some reading packs you may like to have a go at.

SPaG

At the bottom of the page there are some SPaG questions for you download and have a go at (updated 20.5.20).

MATHS

Red, Blue and Yellow group will have now covered the majority of the year 6 curriculum so we have set you lots of problem solving tasks which can be used to apply your skills across all areas of the maths curriculum. Remember, some of these problems are quite tricky and could have more than one possible solution so don’t give up straight away. We have left some links below to some great Maths problems and at the very bottom of the page there is some documents that you can download and have a go at. Each document is linked to a particular area of the curriculum e.g. area and perimeter and there is a variety of problems related to it. Some problems are very tricky and will involve multiple steps.

Statistics - Pie Charts (20.5.20) - At the bottom of the page there is a document with some questions related to Pie Charts. Think carefully as some of the questions are tricky. Do you need to use fractions, percentages or both? Look carefully at the number of people/children asked in the survey to help you with some of the answers. Can you explain how you got each of your answers?

Reasoning Quizzes (20.5.20) - At the bottom of the page there is a couple of reasoning quizzes for you to have a go at. The first quiz is based on number and place value and the other based on all four operations. 

Maths and Art - At the bottom of the page, there is also a document with some ideas to explore some artwork that also involves maths for you to have a go at.

All of the following problems are from a website called NRICH which can be accessed via google. There are hundreds of problems on here which are great for challenging your maths skills across the curriculum. We have included a sample of our favourites but there are plenty more to have a go at. Just remember to focus on the ones aimed at 7-11 year olds. On each problem there will be an option to check your answers and look at solutions sent in by other children. 
Magic Square - How many different solutions can you come up with?
https://nrich.maths.org/1819

Four-digit Target - How do you know a number is a multiple of 3? How do you know you have the best possible answer for each?
https://nrich.maths.org/6342

Fractional Triangles - Is there only one solution for each fraction? How do you know?
https://nrich.maths.org/2124

One wasn’t Square.

https://nrich.maths.org/1119/note

This can be solved using trial and error. Bonus points to anyone who can express their solution algebraically!

All the Digits

https://nrich.maths.org/1129/note

An excellent long multiplication challenge

Make 100

https://nrich.maths.org/1013/note

Don’t forget to use BIDMAS!

Nine Pin Triangles

https://nrich.maths.org/2852/note

A good problem to get you thinking about shape and working logically.

Square Corners

https://nrich.maths.org/1142/note

This problem would a god one to have a go at practically.

Another website which is great for revising key aspects of the curriculum is White Rose.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

This has really clear explanation videos for all areas of maths as well as resources for you to use to have a go at some problems. Great if you have forgotten how to do something!

 

Arithmetic

Finally, remember you can always continue to practise your arithmetic skills by generating random numbers for questions in the same style as the ones we have already sent home. You will have example questions from every area of arithmetic you are expected to be able to do and by simply changing the numbers, you will have new questions to have a go at. We have also added some documents below with some more arithmetic questions for you to have a go at. Remember, a great way to ensure you are clear on a method is checking if you can teach someone else. Why not have a go at teaching a new skill to someone in your house?

Websites

Don't forget to log on and practise your Maths skills on TTRockstars and Sumdogs.

SCIENCE

During the Spring and Summer Terms, year 6 would be looking and creating a project relating to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). This project would involve looking at current, developing and futuristic jobs relating to STEM.

Could you create your own research project about one or several of these jobs? This could be presented in any way you wish: a poster; a booklet to advertise the job; models and diagrams; a piece of writing or a short documentary. The futuristic careers you may like to research are:

Medical Roboticist

Space Tour Guide

Robotics Technician

Nanotechnologist

Simulation Engineer

Energy Resources Engineer

Aerospace Engineer

Transportation Engineer

 

Questions you may like to think about answering in your project are:

  • What does the career involve? What would you being doing in this job on a daily basis?
  • Who would be your employer?
  • What training/qualifications would you need to be able to do the job?
  • What other skills would you need to be successful in this career?
  • Is it a career/job you would like to do as you get older? Why?

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

 

This website has some lovely ideas you can do at home relating to STEM. Why not have a look?

https://www.stem.org.uk/home-learning/primary#science

GEOGRAPHY

Here is a Geography project you may like to get involved in.

If you enjoyed our work on OS maps earlier this year, this resource might be of interest to you. It is a national project designed to identify historical footpaths which have been missed off the modern OS maps.

You can get involved without leaving your house and it talks you through how to compare the historical maps with the current ones and how to add a new route if you find one.

https://www.ramblers.org.uk/get-involved/campaign-with-us/dont-lose-your-way-2026.aspx

PE

If you are looking for ways to stay active, Joe Wicks is doing PE sessions on YouTube at 9am everyday. It would be great if you could have a go.

FRENCH  (NEW!) 

Bonjour Year 6

I hope you are all safe. We have a little project with our partner school in Alyssas in France. Can you write about ‘Une journée typique’ ( a typical day)  while you are safe at home? Use the tweet template below, the help sheet (p. 2), online dictionary to complete the task and then email to school by 29th April for me to share with our partner school.

Hope you have checked our new  MFL webpage under our school tab . Why not try to ' Learn French while having fun.' in the KS2 section ?  You will learn topics tailored to your age group through activities, games and songs. Don't forget about the   ‘Tote bag’ Design Competition  ( Deadline 15th of June)  All details can be found on the MFL webpage.

 

New! Home learning French booklets for all stages are also available on the school MFL webpage. This is a printable resource that you can do at your own pace.  

 Bonne chance et à bientôt!                                                                         Madame Saulnier                                                                                                  

 A bientôt!                                                                         Madame Saulnier                                                                                                                                                                        

TOPIC

Our summer term topic work was going to be based on South America. This would be a great research project for you to get stuck into at home and can be presented in many different ways. You could research one country within the South America, multiple countries and make comparisons or South America as a whole. We would love to see any posters, models, booklets or even a short documentary. It really is up to you but we would love to see the finished results. Here are some ideas to get your started.

 

Geography skills.

Can you locate South America on a map?

How close is it to the equator? Which hemisphere does it lie in?

How many countries make up South America? Can you name them all? Can you describe their position using the 8 compass points directions e.g. which country is the furthest North? Which country lies to the South East of Brazil etc?

Which oceans are along the coast of South America?

What biomes are there in South America?

E.g. Rainforests, deserts, savannah, woodlands, grasslands,tundra. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z849q6f/articles/zvsp92p This website will help you with this.

What is the climate like in South America? Does this vary from country to country? How does this affect the land use in each country e.g. is it mainly farmland or more of an urban environment?

Can you recognise the flags of each country? What is the history behind them? Why are those particular colours used?

 

Maths skills

Can you create charts and graphs to represent different pieces of data about South America or a particular country within South America e.g. average temperature, rainfall, population size.

Think carefully about which chart or graph would be most appropriate to represent your data e.g. bar chart, line graph, pie chart, pictogram.

 

Art Skills

Can you find out about a famous artist who comes from somewhere in South America? What style of artwork do they produce? What are their influences? 

Mola Art

One of the most recognisable art styles originating from South America is called Mola Art. This was originally a textile art used by women in Panama and Columbia to decorate their clothes.

Please look at the document below at examples of the art work. As you can see, it is artwork made up of brightly coloured shapes and patterns, usually depicting an animal or an element of nature e.g. flowers.

Can you create your own piece of artwork in this style. This could be done using a variety of medium e.g. pencils, felt tips, pastels, paint, a collage using cut up pieces of magazine or recycled materials. You might even be a secret sewer and could have a go at creating a textile piece like the originals. Be creative!

DT skills

Brazil is probably most famous for its yearly carnival which is famous all over the world. What can you find out about the history and tradition of the carnival? One of its best elements are the bright and colourful head dresses worn during the parade. Can you have a go at making one using materials found around your home? The bigger and brighter the better! We would love to see the finished results.

Music

What type of music is popular in South America? Does this vary from country to country?

One you have found a particular style, use the internet to listen to some examples. Use your listening skills to answer the following questions:

 Can you hear the beat? Can you clap along and follow the beat?

What instruments can you hear?

Does the music get louder or quieter throughout the piece?

Are any of the rhythms repeated?

What are the similarities and differences between two pieces of the same style?

You could even have a go at creating your own piece of music in the same style with an instrument you already play or being creative with items around your house (I’m sure some of you would be excellent at playing the spoons!)

Science skills

Which animals are native to South America? Why is this? How have they adapted to suit the particular habitat in each country?

Are there any animals native to South America which are endangered? Why is this? What is being done to prevent this happening?

 

Extra ideas

Are there any famous people from South America. Create a profile about this person or people.

Find out about football in South America. Lots of the top players originate from there. What else could you find out?

Create a travel brochure for a country of your choice. What are the best places for tourists to visit? Where should they stay? What time of year would be best to go etc?

What food originates from South America? What food is imported from South America into the UK? How does it get here?

TWITTER

Please follow the school Twitter page and send us photos of any challenges or finished pieces of work that you have completed. We would love to see what you have achieved! There are also weekly competitions on there, so ask your grown up if you can take a look.

Other Websites

BBC Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize 

Sumdog - https://www.sumdog.com/

Times Table Rock Stars - https://ttrockstars.com/

Topmarks - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

Homework Help - http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/

Education Quizzes - https://www.educationquizzes.com/

 

These are all just suggestions. We are not expecting it all to be completed but we wanted to make sure you have plenty to be getting on with.

Remember, it is also equally important to have time to relax and spend time with your family. This is a really difficult time for everyone and we are really proud of how you are all coping with the change.

If you need any help or advice, remember we are both available to contact via google classroom, which we will check regularly and get back to you as soon as you can. Or ask your parents/carers to email to admin and it will be forwarded to us.

Take care and hopefully see you all soon.

Mrs Howard and Miss Muir.

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