Year 6 2019 - 2020
Year 6 Home Learning
Welcome to Week 13 of your Home Learning Year 6! TWO WEEKS LEFT OF TERM! We hope that you have had a fabulous weekend and that you are ready for a new week! We only have a few weeks left before our summer holiday - lets make it two weeks to remember! If anyone still needs help getting started with Edmodo - just get in touch and we will be happy to help. Remember we love to receive your email updates and photographs of your work, so feel free to keep sending them in to firstname.lastname@example.org. We can't wait to see what else you get up to! Remember we will be posting a weekly video, so head to the bottom of the page to see this week's message and task!
Here are your weekly learning tasks for Maths and English. There are activities for each day of the week, remember this is your learning and your timetable so it's entirely up to you which order you complete them in or how long you spend on them. These will change every week so you always have a new challenge to try.
When you have completed your daily Maths and English we have created a series of projects for each Foundation subject. These projects can be found in the "Files to Download" section below, resources to help you with these projects will also be added to this section. These projects will be updated every two weeks to give you time to get through them all.
We hope that you enjoy your home learning and find the activities set fun and engaging! Keep working hard and make sure that you enjoy some fresh air whenever you can.
Hope to see you very soon,
Mrs Hough & Mrs Gurney
English – Reading Tasks Week Thirteen
- https://www.wizardingworld.com/collections/harry-potter-at-home Now here is a link that Mrs Hough is VERY excited about! This link takes you to the Wizarding World website and the section specific to Harry Potter at Home! Here you can listen to chapters of Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone read by famous individuals – Daniel Radcliffe is the first reader, Harry Potter himself followed by some other amazing individuals including Eddie Redmayne who plays Newt Scamander and actor/comedian Steven Fry! The amazing actress Whoopi Goldberg read the latest chapter! Once you finish your listening there is a brilliant section on the website called “Chapter Challenges” here you will find brilliant activities based on what you had heard!
- Remember! JK Rowling has a new book out! A new chapter is released online each week - and you even have the opportunity to illustrate the chapters! Why not give it a try? https://www.theickabog.com/home/
- Elevenses with David Walliams! Every day at 11am David Walliams is reading from one of his books, you can listen along one line for free! So get comfortable and tune in! To listen you need to visit David’s website and school down to the “Elevenses” link (it has a picture of an alarm clock) - https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com
- Note down any unfamiliar words from the chapter – use a dictionary to help you to explain the meaning of these words.
- Oxford Owl have a huge library of eBooks for children aged 10-11 - why not download one and give it listen? Oxford Owl have a huge library of eBooks for children aged 10-11 - why not download one and give it a listen? https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/
- Audible have also created a free library of audio books that can be accessed without the need for a subscription – there are so many amazing books that can be downloaded – take a look! https://stories.audible.com/start-listen?pf_rd_p=ebfde307-f9b9-455d-a6ec-1c5cc4d36da0&pf_rd_r=172ASTJRM8BH4TD0VHKH&ref=a_hp_c1_banner_img
- Guided Reading at the bottom of our page you will find your Guided Reading links carried out by Mrs Hough – these will be based on our book “Rooftoppers” by Katherine Rundell.
English – Writing Tasks Week Thirteen
- Weekly Explorer Task: Read Chapter 15 of the Explorer, called ‘At the top of the Cliff’ (the chapter is available to be watched/read along with here; http://www.viewpure.com/29lugVn5eXI?start=0&end=0
- During this Chapter the children continue their journey down the river WHAT AN EXCITING CHAPTER THIS IS GUYS! The children find themselves at the bottom of a huge cliff, after climbing to the top they discover even more adventure awaits them:
- TASK 1 – Descriptive writing – At the start of this chapter the children find themselves at the base of a great cliff that rises out of the jungle – for this task I would like you to put yourself in their shoes. I would like you to describe what you can see before you. Think of the descriptions Rundell uses in the text, what colours would you see, how could you describe the vines and as always think carefully about your five senses. Remember to try and include descriptions of how your character is feeling – can you include similes and metaphors too? Remember to show and not tell your reader the scene before you.
- TASK 2 – Character Monologue/prediction – This is a challenging task. I would like you to think carefully about the new character in this chapter, the unknown man that appears. I would like you to put yourself in his shoes and create a thought bubble from his perspective. How would he be feeling as these children appeared before him? What would he be thinking? Lots of this is down to your interpretation as we do not yet know this character well. I’m really excited to see how you build this character from the little information that we have about him! Don’t forget to send your bubbles in! A template bubble is available in the files to download section.
- Creative Writing Task:
- For your creative task this week I would like you to create a detailed history for Dragons! Now this could look like a timeline or a page from a biography, full of facts and interesting diagrams.
- Perhaps you will focus on a history for Dragons in the UK?
- You might answer these questions in your writing:
- How many types of Dragons are there?
- When was the first Dragon spotted?
- Where do Dragons live?
- Have Dragons always been welcome in the UK? If not, why not?
- Have the Dragons ever been in danger? If so, by what?
- Be as creative as you can – I can't wait to see your creations!
- Non-fiction Writing Task:
- I know that lots of people in our year use Poynton Library however there are many who no longer think that Libraries are useful or necessary places.
- But, what do you think?
- Should Library buildings now be used for something else?
- REMEMBER ,there is no right or wrong answer!
- Your task is to write a letter to Poynton Town Council explaining your opinion – either that Libraries are important and should remain or that the buildings should now be used for another purpose (if you agree with this second statement don’t forget to explain what the old Library buildings could be used for).
- Video Task – Oktapodi:
- Before you start this task please watch this video: http://www.viewpure.com/34BHDhACCxw?start=0&end=0
- This is a wonderful little video – it certainly made me smile!
- Your task is to create an internal monologue from the perspective of one of the characters in the video.
- Choosing one of the characters, I would like you to think carefully about how the character would feel at each stage of the video.
- Remember this is an internal monologue so you only need to write from one character’s perspective.
- You can do this as a paragraph, a comic strip or in any way that you choose!
- English online! Why not log in to www.educationcity.com and have a go at the challenges set for year 6? Access is free if using the school log in, the details are:
- Username: VernonPS
- Password: admin
Maths – Tasks Week Thirteen
- Play on Hit the Button – https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button - focus on times tables, division facts and squared numbers. Could you do this every day for 15 minutes to keep up your skills? It’s really important to practice these key skills – don’t forget them.
- Daily Arithmetic - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10 This interactive game focuses on different areas of maths - you should focus on levels 4, 5 and 6. Could you do this every day for 15 minutes to keep up your skills?
- Continue to work on your reasoning and problem solving skills by practicing past SATs questions – this website: https://primarysite-prod-sorted.s3.amazonaws.com/springcroft-primary-school/UploadedDocument/915522a464444cfa96a70bc9bdaee45d/ultimate-ks2-maths-sats-organiser-y6-daily-mini-videos-puzzles-for-y5.pdf has a page of problems for each area of Maths that we have covered – each question has a linked YouTube video that you can click on (if you need to) that will show you how to solve the problem. Start at BIDMAS (they call it BODMAS) which is number 001 and work your way down – aim to do one set of exercises a day.
- BBC Bitesize: Each day the BBC are creating a number of fun and detailed lessons that cover the whole timetable of subjects that we would normally study when in school – why not have a look at the daily Maths lesson for Year 6 to refresh your understanding of the topic being covered? https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-lessons/1
- Arithmetic practice: Work through the mini maths task for year 6 – the mini challenges cover all areas of arithmetic – remember to use the year 6 area - https://myminimaths.co.uk/mini-maths-tasks/
- Key Task: White Rose Maths have created daily problems and challenges for you to tackle - there is a video to review the method needed for each operation and a worksheet for each days lesson. There is a lesson for each day of the week - Aim to complete one of these lessons a day, please use the lessons for ‘Summer Term Week 11,’ if you have completed the previous lessons. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ All worksheets for this week’s Maths videos are available in the ‘Files to Download’ section of the website.
- Maths online! Why not log in to www.educationcity.com and have a go at the challenges set for year 6? Access is free if using the school log in, the details are:
- Username: VernonPS
- Password: admin
- FRIDAY CHALLENGE!
- Each Friday a new challenge will be available for you to have a go at – the subject of the challenge will change each week so keep your eyes peeled as to which operation you are required to use! The FRIDAY CHALLENGE can be found in the files to download section!
Please check this website as it includes links to key twitter pages that you can follow for the latest news and information from Poynton High School
Poynton High School Transition Challenges
Please keep checking back here - as when we receive additional challenges from PHS we shall add them to our class page.
On completion of PHS Challenge 1 email your response to
PHS Challenge 2 has been received - and provides you with the opportunity to ask questions you might have about the school and its routines.
You will need to access the booklet PHS Moving Up 2020 and we have added this to our files to download section.
The third PHS Challenge has been issued - and you have to create an
ISOLATION TIME CAPSULE or SOCIAL DISTANCING SURVIVAL GUIDE
to help reflect on the times we are living in or to advise any others who may experience a similar event in the future.
You need to tweet your ideas to PHS_EngDept.
The challenge information file can be downloaded from the Files to Download Section on our page.
The fourth PHS Challenge has been issued and you have to complete three Science challenges.
Tweet pictures of your work to @PHS_Transition.
The answers to the questions that you have been asking PHS can be accessed on the following link:
PHS Transition 2020 Questions and Answers
The sixth PHS Challenge has been issued and it kahoot Maths quizzes - which need to be completed by 4 p.m. on June 19th
Information about the quizzes and instructions for joining can be found on the following link and scrolling down to the challenge
PHS Transition 2020 Challenge 6
The seventh PHS Challenge has been issued and it explains how you will interact with PHS staff and your classmates using Google Classroom.
PHS Transition 2020 Challenge 7
The eighth PHS Challenge has been issued and it explains how you can find your way around PHS via Google Classroom.
PHS Transition 2020 - Challenge 8
The ninth PHS Challenge has been issued and provides you with the MFL Transition booklet which can be uploaded via Google Classroom. We shall be working on this booklet during our Leavers' Days too.
PHS Transition 2020 - Challenge 9
The final PHS Challenge has been issued and invites you to get to know your new form on Monday July 13th, you will then be having a Google Classroom session with your form tutor later in the week.
PHS Transition 2020 - Challenge 10
Guided Reading Rooftoppers - Week 6 Day 1
Guided Reading Day 1 Video
Guided Reading Rooftoppers - Week 6 Day 2
Guided Reading Day 2 Video
Guided Reading Rooftoppers - Week 6 Day 3
Guided Reading Rooftoppers - Week 6 Day 4
Guided Reading Rooftoppers - Week 6 Day 5
Guided Reading Day 5 Video