Year 6 2019 - 2020
Year 6 Home Learning
Welcome to Week 2 of your Home Learning Year 6! What a fantastic week you've had, we have loved receiving your email updates and photographs of your work, feel free to keep sending them in to email@example.com. We can't wait to see what else you get up to! Your letters to the care home residents have been wonderful, they are going to make someone very happy, as soon as we recieve replies we will let you know.
Here are your 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 a 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 Two
- 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
- Can you read a chapter from your chosen reading book, once you have done this can you summarise what you have read in your Extras Book.
- At the end of the week could you create a comic strip of the events that have happened in your book this week.
- Note down any unfamiliar words from the chapter – use a dictionary to help you to explain the meaning of these words.
- Could you read something around the house that perhaps isn’t a book – perhaps an instruction leaflet or a recipe – are any unfamiliar words in them?
- 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 for each class will be placed in the "Files to Download" section below - they will be based on the "Train to Impossible Places" until your class completes the story.
English – Writing Tasks Week Two
- Task: Your task is to write a diary entry/newspaper report summarising the events from your day. However, this task comes with a twist, as instead of it being the events of your day the diary/newspaper report must be about the events of the day experienced by another family member. You will need to interview this person well, making sure to ask key questions, to make sure that you have all the information that you need.
- Task: We have completed lots of work this term surrounding persuasive writing – using all the skills that we have developed I would like you to choose one of the following locations and create a persuasive leaflet about this place. Making sure to encourage visitors to attend once people are able to visit tourist attractions again. Places that you could write about are: Cadburys World, Lyme Park, The Lowry Theatre, Poynton Pool or anywhere else that you are particularly interested in.
- Task: Visit the website ‘Authorfy’ (link below) and create an account (this is free to do but please do this with an adult) then, search for and visit our class favourites page, Katherine Rundell. Explore the videos that are there – it’s brilliant to hear Katherine talking about her books and writing in general! Next, your task is to watch the video entitled “Katherine’s Writing Challenge” – your mission, should you choose to except it, is to tackle this challenge! Good Luck! https://authorfy.com/masterclasses/katherinerundell/
- Task: We would like you to research two local women, Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy and Emmeline Pankhurst – the history of these two women is very closely intertwined, however, history has remembered them very differently, one covers the pages of history books whilst the other has been all but forgotten. Can you write a set of questions that you would ask each of these women, if they were alive today? Perhaps you could play hot seat! Could you see if someone will ask you the questions that you have created whilst you try to answer them in role as one of the women?
- Story Task: Building on the setting description that you created last week it is now time to invent a new character for your story. You must think about the setting that you created last week and how your character would fit in to this. You should also consider the audience that you want your story to appeal to. Don’t forget your exciting sentence openers and varied sentence structures and punctuation.
Maths – Tasks Week Two
- 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?
- Something to think about: Research how many people live in Poynton, Stockport, Manchester and Cheshire. What is the difference between each amount? Which is the biggest and why?
- 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.
- 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 Week 2 if you completed Week 1 last week. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/