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Year 6 - miss hunter

Welcome to our virtual school class page. I'm sure by now you are settled into your new routines, and maybe even missing school so remember to keep checking our virtual page, and completing your learning packs to keep you as busy as possible. In addition to all of the activities on this page, you could also be using your time to do things that you don't usually get to do, such as baking, gardening, painting or learning to sew. The possibilities are endless. 

I will be posting work and lesson ideas here, as well as still using the Seesaw app so remember to check that out too!

Learning Pack 3 - Week 2 - 29th June

I hope you enjoyed the freedom of last week's writing task. This week will be similar. You are going to read an autobiography first and then begin planning to write one. Best of all though, it is going to be your autobiography! Your grown ups might enjoy helping you with ideas of what to put in your autobiography. You might need to ask them questions about the parts of your life that you were too young to remember- I'm sure they will have lots of embarrassing stories that would be wonderful for you to include.

Maths begins with line graphs. Make sure you read the graph carefully before you answer any questions. Look closely at the scale on the y axis. Make sure that you use a pencil and ruler when you are drawing line graphs. 

For history this week you will be continuing with the Elizabethans. Use these slides first to find the information you need. This week you will be looking at leisure activities. Imagine life as a rich Elizabethan and all of the things you would get up to.

You need this link for your geography this week. This week's geography continues on from last week's work, about natural resources.  This week's work is all about gas and coal as a power source in the UK.  Your task is to label the map of Europe and show where the gas and coal we use in Britain comes from.   Then cut out the statements from the Gas Flow Chart sheet and put them in the correct order.  Finally, complete the Producing Electricity Facts sheet.

Week 1 - 22nd June

Hi Year 6, can you believe that it is time for another learning pack? This will be your final pack of the school year, and technically your last pieces of work before you are ready to move to secondary school so make sure it's a good one! I also hope that you remember to email the school account, or upload your work to Seesaw as I'd love to see what you've been up to. There are also 3 extra grammar tasks per week, just to keep you busy! This week it is nouns, verbs and hyphens. Remember to post your answers to seesaw so we can check them for you.

English is completely different for this pack. You must complete your activities in order. The aim is that they build up to a fabulous piece of writing at the end of each week. It is similar to how we would begin writing in class so you should have no problems with any of the activities. 

For Geography this week, you must use these slides before you attempt your work. You will be looking at how land is used in Britain and which natural resources we have available to us.

History is continuing with the Elizabethan topic, and I'm so glad to hear that many of you have been enjoying learning about this period of history. Use these slides to help you find out a little bit more about daily life during Elizabethan times. Your job involves you sorting statements into those which are about a poor person and those which are about a rich person in Elizabethan times. You could then challenge yourself to write a diary entry as each of these people.

Learning Pack 2 - Week 3 - 15th June

Hi Year 6, It's time for another week of your home learning packs. I hope you are all settled into your routines and ready to produce some amazing work. I have loved the work that some of you have uploaded to Seesaw, and hope to see what the rest of you have been up to too.

English this week is all about someone pretty amazing, from the UK. His name is Ally Swinton. He was only 22 when something very terrifying happened to him. He had already climbed Mont Blanc, which is what the picture is of, and was climbing a nearby mountain peak when the worst imaginable happened to him. This week, you need to read about him and complete the comprehension. Then there are a choice of writing activities for you to complete too. 

Ally Swinton Text - In case you would like the colour version of the text which is in your packs.

The geography this week is all about major rivers in the UK.  Look at the slideshow below and then complete the activities.  The first activity is you are given the names of the 10 longest rivers in Britain and you have the complete the table with the correct information.  There is an information sheet to help you, but you may need to do your own research.  The second activity is to chose a river - you could chose the River Wear - and find out as much as you can about it.  This information could be shown in a poster, leaflet or even your own PowerPoint, if you have access to it:

Geography slides

For History, this third lesson about the Elizabethans is all about the Spanish Armada.  Read the PowerPoint below and then complete the activity - using one of the sets of invasion cards, cut them out and them place them in the correct order on the sheet.  You can then write a diary entry imagining that you were on one of the Spanish ships or one of the English ships:

Spanish Armada

Things to do before Secondary School

It won't be long now until you begin your journey through Secondary School. There are a few things that you can do to help you be ready for your  time there. Each day this week, I will be adding online games for you to play which help you practise certain skills. 

First up is telling the time.

8th June

I hope you all had a lovely weekend and that you're ready to do more work. Please remember to upload it to Seesaw, as I love seeing what you've been up to.

Geography this week is all about coastal regions of the UK.  Look at the slide show below and complete the activities - writing a postcard using certain words to describe a visit to the beach: on the map of the UK, label as many oceans and seas which surround the UK and finding definitions of words which relate to costal areas:

Geography Slides

History this week is all about exploration during the Elizabethan era. You will be learning about Sir Francis Drake and his expeditions.  Read the PowerPoint below and then complete the activity - writing two diary entries from two different points of his travel.  This is a map in your pack and a journey sheet to help you:

History Slides

1st June

Hi Year 6! I hope you had a nice break and that you're ready to get working on Learning Pack 2.

English is continuing the stories of amazing people. This week is a young man called William. William lives in a country called Malawi which has struggles with food, money and poverty. He did something pretty amazing to change all of that. You have a choice of activities to complete each day for English. Make sure that you are writing to the same standard that you would in the class. Please think carefully about how you form paragraphs. There should be more than one sentence linked to the same topic within your paragraph. You should also think carefully about the language you choose. Try and experiment with new words that you don't usually include in your writing. 

William Kamkwamba Chapter to read. 

First up for your topic, you have UK geography to continue. Here are the slides to help. They are all about mountains and hills within the UK. Your job is to complete the bar chart in your pack and then answer some questions based on it. 

For History, your new topic is the Elizabethans. Your first lesson is all about Elizabeth the 1st and what kind of person she was. You are going to compare what she was like when she was younger to what she was like as an adult. You may want to use extra information from the internet to help you, but you don't have to. 

Elizabeth 1st

Welcome to your Summer Term!

Monday 18th May

Time for Week 3 of your home learning pack. I have loved seeing the work you have produced so far. I am really proud that some of you have acted upon the feedback I have given you and then made changes to your own maths work. That has been excellent to see.

Just as a general tip for all of you this week: please remember the difference between there, their, and they're.

Here is the Pele text that you need for the English activities this week. I'm sure many of you may know who Pele is, but I'm not sure that you will know how difficult his life was before he became a famous footballer. Once again, choose one of the English activities to do per day. Remember to think carefully about why you are writing and choose words to reflect that purpose. You could also have a play around with the layout of your texts. 

 

Use these slides to help you with your geography linked to the United Kingdom this week. As we haven't included a separate art lesson in your pack this week, you could think about one of the cities you have looked at and design a flag for that city. Think about the flags you have studied so far, what do they have in common? 

Monday 11th May 

Okay Year 6, it is now time for Week 2 of your home learning pack. I have loved the work you have done so far. Some of the street work is fantastic! I also love how much effort some of you have put into the presentation of your work. The Africa topic work in particular is looking excellent.

Here are some resources to help you with this week's tasks. Remember, they aren't all to be completed in one day!

Geography - United Kingdom Slides to help you with the UK task.

Art - Street Art - Slides to inspire you with the next street art task.

Julianne Koepcke Text - You already have this text in your learning packs, but this is just in case you wanted to read the colour version. Remember, you can choose one of the English activities each day. Think carefully about the language and grammar you choose to suit the purpose and audience of the text.

Friday 8th May 2020.

As I'm sure you already know, Friday the 8th of May is the 75th anniversary of VE day. Hopefully you remember from our World War 2 topic, VE day stands for Victory in Europe. If we had been in school today, we would have had a big celebration, probably including making bunting, put up flags and even had a picnic. Hopefully you will already be doing some of these activities together as a family, but here are a few links to help you with your celebrations. This video here will also help you understand the importance of VE Day.

Medal Activity

Create your own Spitfire

VE Day Bunting

 

Week 3 - 4th May 2020.

Bonus points for anyone who can work out why today is my favourite day of the year...

So this week, most of you have your learning at home packs but I'm just going to upload the same tasks to our virtual class page for those children who don't have the learning at home packs. Don't do the same activity twice!

Click here for this week's maths - Remember, there is just one sheet per day. Save the rest for the rest of the week please.

Week 2 - 27th April 2020

Next week you will be receiving your learning pack, but for this week we are continuing to post work online for you to complete. Click here for the next chapter of Rise Up. It is all about a young lady called Poorna Malavath, and she achieved something fantastic at a very young age. Have a read to find out what she did.

 This week, White Rose Maths have added resources about Angles for Monday and Tuesday, then it moves onto Problem Solving. Give each worksheet a try and then click the link below to check your answers. 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

This would have been the start of your summer term in Year 6. I hope by now that you are getting settled into a routine and trying some learning at home. Every day there will be a maths challenge for you to do. It will be something we have done before so you shouldn't find them too difficult. Once you have completed that challenge, you could look in your CGP books for the same topic, you could look online for more questions, or you could simply make up your own. I have also uploaded a chapter from a book - If you were one of the Blue Peter judges, you have the book. It's Rise Up, and each week there will be a selection of activities based on one chapter of the book. As always, if you do any work, upload it to Seesaw. If you have any questions, ask away. 

  • Thursday's (23.4.20) maths challenge is a nice and simple one for you all. I have had a go at some rounding work myself. Tell me what you think of it. Click here to see what I've been up to.
  • Wednesday's (22.4.20) maths challenge is once again building up on the work you should have done on Monday and Tuesday. Click Here for rounding linked with some problem solving. Again, I suggest you complete these tasks on a separate piece of paper, or if you want to, take a photo of a plain wall and type on top of it using Seesaw. 
  • Today's maths challenge is building upon yesterday's so make sure you've completed that one first. Today you will be recapping how to round decimals to the nearest whole number. Remember, if you're rounding to a whole number, there should be nothing in the tenths column (or any after that) Click here for maths challenge 21.4.20
  • Laura Dekker Chapter
  • Click here for your maths challenge - 20.4.20
  • Click here to see the activities for the week.
  • Click here to see an example of a diary entry I wrote as Laura Dekker.

 

 

Easter Holidays 6.4.20

This would have been the official start of your school holidays, but that doesn't mean you can't keep yourself busy. I will be uploading activities, word searches and craft ideas to the website over the next two weeks. There will either be links for you to click on, videos to watch or activities to read about.

  • Easter Wordsearch - You could also find out why each of the words has been included in the word search, and make your own power point or poster about Easter. 
  • Easter Story - This link will take you to a presentation of the Easter Story. You could retell the Easter story to someone else in your household. You could also record yourself retelling the story in your own words and upload it to seesaw.
  • Easter Egg Co-ordinates Hunt - This link will take you to an Easter Egg hunt, note down the co-ordinates for each egg. Remember (x,y) every time you write a co-ordinate, and don't forget whether it is a negative or positive number. Then scroll down and you will see the answers. There's also a tricky 2nd challenge which gives you clues to spell out a word related to the Easter story. Good luck! 

 

Here are a selection of my favourite Easter crafts. If you have paper, scissors, glue and colouring pens, they should be fairly easy to make. Why not have a try of making some of them? Then you could write a set of instructions and post them to seesaw so someone else in the class can make them. 

  • Easter maths Here are two Easter maths challenges for you to try. The first one may need pen and paper for you to use trial and error, the second one you should be able to calculate in your head.
  • Easter maths 2 Here are some more maths challenges. There is also a challenge for you to create some more challenges for the rest of the class - post them to Seesaw for everyone to complete. Feel free to make them as tricky as you want!

 

Maths

Every week, White Rose maths are uploaded lessons for you to complete. The activity sheets are like the ones we use in our maths lessons; they start nice and easy and then get a little trickier. If you can't print them out, take a screen shot on your tablet and annotate over the top of them - again, you can upload them to Seesaw. There is a folder called Learning at home tasks. Click on the white rose link below to find videos and worksheets to  help you with each topic. 

20.4.20 Angles in a triangle: This is one of my favourite maths topics to teach. It's one of those activities that looks super tricky, but once you've got the hang of it, it is quite simple. Make sure to watch each video and then complete the worksheet which goes along with it. The answers are also there so you can check to see if you have them all correct. If you have any questions, take a screenshot of the question and send it over on Seesaw.

23.3.20 Ratio and Proportion: The first set of lessons are all about ratio and proportion. We haven't yet covered this in school, but if you watch the video, I am confident you will all find it easy.

30.3.20 Scale Factors and introducing angles: The next set of lessons complete work on ratio, by looking at scale factors. They then move onto angles, including measuring with a protractor. Measuring and calculating angles is a skill you will use lots when you move into secondary school so keep practising. 

I have also made some activity sheets which are linked below, which will help you with some of the concepts that we have already gone over. They have tips and activities for you to complete. I will add more as the weeks go on. You can revisit any of the activities as many times as you need to. They will help you with all areas of maths when we do go back to school.

Telling the time

One of the biggest things I think you need to keep working on is telling the time. It is a vital skill that you are going to need throughout the rest of your life, and most definitely when you go up to your secondary school. I've made you a time cheat sheet which you can find here and set you some time challenges which you can find here. Then, once you've done that, have a look at the paper plate clocks in the picture below. You could have a go at making your own... I would be seriously impressed if you do the one where each flap lifts up to show 5 minutes! I think you might need 2 paper plates for that one.

English

The timetable suggested a daily writing activity using Pobble365. Below is an example of the activities and how to write an example. 

Seems as you all worked so hard in the build up to SATs (yes, you can cheer that they're cancelled), I'm sure you're all missing the grammar work we have been doing. If you click on the links below, there are grammar tasks and writing tasks to choose from. They don't have to be super speedy tasks: You can take your time, enjoy writing without as many rules, and create a wonderful piece of writing to share with the rest of the class. Good grammar is essential in life, not just SATs. 

Spellings

  • Year 6 Spellings - These are the spellings that all children are expected to be able to spell by the time they leave Year 6. You can use any of the spelling journal techniques you have been taught to learn these words. If you pick a couple per week, you will fly through them all!

Apps and Games to play

Below is a reminder of all of the websites you have access to. These are the best ways to stay on top of basic skills such as reading, spelling, times tables and mental calculations. We recommend using each one every day.

Yoga and mindfulness 

You all loved taking part in the cosmic kids Yoga during Health Week last year. As this is a time where things are very different, you need to look after yourselves. I would recommend doing one of the yoga sessions each week. It will keep you fit and keep your mind healthy!

Create a Rainbow

Many of you will have seen rainbows appearing in windows near where you live, but did you know why?  The rainbows are being made by children to connect with each other during our isolations.  They are also to show support for the thousands of people who are working hard to keep us safe and those who are keeping the country going.  These include the amazing NHS, shop workers, carers and all the people who are keeping isolated and following the rules of social distancing to keep us safe.  Why don't you have a go at painting, colouring and making a collage rainbow and display it.  When you are out for a daily walk, see how many you can spot.  On one of my walks I spotted 5 and they really cheered me up.  Take a look at the Newsround website, to see what other children have done.

 

Websites For You To Try

As well as completing the work set for you, there are lots of fantastic websites you could visit to learn lots of new things.  Many of the websites have activities to complete online or you could use the information you learn to complete your own project.  You could design and make your own information book, poster, leaflet, PowerPoint (if you have access to it), artwork etc.

Natural History Museum   This website is from the National History Museum in London and there are a range of activities for you to complete.  You can learn about lots of information about living things and dinosaurs.

Get Body Smart   This website allows you explore the body and what the different parts of our body do.  You could draw and label a skeleton or the parts of the heart.

Science Museum   This website, from the Science Museum in London, allows you learn about things connected to science.  There are virtual tours you can take, ideas for experiments for you to do and videos to watch.

STEM      This website has lots of STEM activities for you to do.  STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.  

Road Safety       A website with activities about being safe when using the roads.

Poetry Zone   This website has ideas for writing your own poems, as well as poems to read and listen to.

DK Find Out   This website has videos, quizzes and facts about space, history and science.  Take a look you are bound to learn something new.  

 

Things You Should Be Able To Do You  Before You Begin Secondary School

How many of these things can you do?  Which can't you do?  How many can you learn?

1) Tie your own shoelaces

2) Read the time on an analogue clock and on a digital clock

3) Know the number of days in each month

4) Know the names of all the continents and the major world oceans.

5) Know the counties which make up the UK and their capital cities.