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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6 

2019/20

 

(The children’s last year with us at James Brindley!)

Mrs Haslam and Mrs Devney  welcome you

to our class page...

Home Learning

As you know, from Friday 20th March school will be closed for a while and because of that we will be asking you to continue your learning at home. We understand that this must seem strange, but we have created a timetable to help you structure your day and help you to carry on making progress while you're at home.  It's really easy - just grab the work books that we sent home and make yourselves comfortable. Each day, we will upload a different Maths and English activity for you to complete.  There is also a ‘Pick and Mix’ document of activities based on our current topics for you to choose from in the afternoon sessions. Some of these tasks may take one afternoon, others may take longer.  We hope that you find them fun and enjoyable and we also hope to see you all again soon.

 

Mrs Haslam

Daily Activities

 

I will update this section of the page with daily Maths and English activities that you can complete at home in your work books.

 

 

Monday 13th July

Welcome to your final week at James Brindley.  I know this week is going to be filled with mixed emotions for many of you and I know this is definitely the case for me.  Before we start work today, I would just like to congratulate each and every one of you for all your efforts during these very strange times.  I have never been faced with a situation like this before and I know this is also the case for you.  This time has been challenging and testing but hopefully along the way you’ve had some fun and been able to make many wonderful memories with your families as for many of you this situation has given you the perfect opportunity to spend some real quality time together as a family.

          I know you’ve not had the typical ending to year 6, with productions, end of year trips and leavers assemblies and I know this is really sad but remember this doesn’t define your time at James Brindley.  Some of you have shared 8 wonderful years with us here at James Brindey and whether you’ve been with us for the full 8 years or you’ve been with us for less time, I’m sure you will be agree that you’ve built some fantastic friendships, overcome many challenges and made thousands of memories which you will take away with you. 

Thank you very much to all the children who have sent me memories and pictures from their time at James Brindley. I loved reading them and seeing all your lovely pictures – particularly your early pictures (you were all very cute). 

Have a wonderful final week at James Brindley year 6 – I am so incredibly proud of you all and I’m going to miss you all lots.  I hope to see many of you next week at the end of year celebration, where we can safely say our final farewells.

Take care and stay safe

Mrs Haslam

Maths

Challenge 1 - Daily 10 –https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Purple tab choose Level 6  

Blue tab choose subtraction

Green tab choose One minus tenths

You may choose whether you want to challenge yourself and choose a time limit or choose ‘manual’ to work through them at your own pace.

 

Challenge 2 – This week we are going to be Maths detectives working out clues to find the answers to a question.  Today’s tasks is a Maths escape room game.  You have several clues to solve in order to crack the code and escape.  I have included the answers for you so check carefully once you have solved all the clues.

 

English

Challenge 1 - 10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2 – This week in English we are going to create or own ‘James Brindley Survival Guide’.  This is going to be a fun piece to round off your time at James Brindley.  For today’s task I would like you to explore this website (you may find it useful in terms of your high school transition).  There are lots of areas for you to explore and hopefully this will inspire you with making your own survival guide. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/school-survival-guide

Once you’ve had a good explore.  Begin to plan and think about your survival guide.  Write a list of sub headings which you may use for different parts of your survival guide.  E.g top tips for making friends, playtime hacks, #afterschoollife, What’s on the menu?, An interview with a James Brindley veteran

 

Tuesday 14th July

Maths

Challenge 1 – 15 minutes on Timestables Rockstars

Challenge 2 –  You are again going to be Maths detectives today.  Today you are going to complete ‘The Mystery of the Burgled Bangers’.  Read the instructions attached and then have a go at solving the clues to find out which dog stole the food.  There are 5 clues and a confession to complete to solve this so I am going to give you today and tomorrow to complete it.

 You will find the answers on the last page.  Please don’t look at this until you have solved all the clues. 

 

 

English

Challenge 1 –10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2- Today you are going to begin to make your ‘James Brindley Survival Guide’.  Think carefully about your experience at James Brindley and use this to help with your guide.  You can present it in any way you like for example a leaflet, a booklet, a Powerpoint, the choice is yours.   I’d love it if you could make your guide quite humorous, creative and eye catching – something which someone your age would enjoy reading.  Please however make sure all the information is true so it is something that could genuinely be read by someone who was a little worried about starting our school.

 

Wednesday 15th July

Maths

Challenge 1 – Daily 10 –https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Purple tab choose Level 6  

Blue tab choose subtraction

Green tab choose ones and tenths minus tenths

You may choose whether you want to challenge yourself and choose a time limit or choose ‘manual’ to work through them at your own pace.

 

Challenge 2 – I hope you’ve made a great start to solving the mystery and you get to the bottom of who stole the bangers today!  Enjoy.

 

 

English

Challenge 1 - 10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2 – Today I would like you to complete your survival guide.  Make sure you make it fun, bright and eye catching by using a combination of text boxes and pictures.  Once you are finished make sure that you check it carefully and make any appropriate edits.

 

 

Thursday 16th July

Maths

Challenge 1 – 15 minutes on Timestable Rockstars

Challenge 2 –  Your Maths tasks for today and tomorrow is to make your own Maths detective game.  You can use inspiration from the activities that you have completed the past couple of days to help you create your own game.  The aim of the game is to solve the clues to find a final answer.  Be as creative as you want and try and include as many areas of Maths as you can. 

The easiest way to get started is to think about what you want the final answer to be and work backwards from this to help you develop your clues (try and make at least 5 clues).  Enjoy!

 

English

Challenge 1 It’s spelling test day (your final spelling test).  It has been great to see so many of you regularly using Spelling Shed.  Ask someone in your house to give you a spelling test. 

 

Challenge 2 – Today I would like you to create a piece of artwork which sums up your time at James Brindley.  Think carefully about what you decide to include in this as this could be a keepsake which you can take away with you.  Remember art is open to interpretation so it is completely up to you how you wish to complete this piece.  Be creative and imaginative.  I am going to give you today and tomorrow to complete this task as I want it to be great.  It may be useful before you get going today to create a quick rough version to plan out what your artwork is going to look like.  Enjoy!

 

Friday 17th July

Your final day with us at James Brindley L

Maths

Challenge 1 – Daily 10 –https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Purple tab choose Level 6  

Blue tab choose subtraction

Green tab choose ones and tenths

You may choose whether you want to challenge yourself and choose a time limit or choose ‘manual’ to work through them at your own pace.

 

Challenge 2 – Today I would like you to complete your detective game that you started to make yesterday. 

As I know you all love arithmetic, I have also included your arithmetic paper for this week in case you did want to complete one last one! 

 

English

Challenge 1 – It’s your final day!  Today I would like you to complete your artwork which you started yesterday.   I hope completing this task has made you reflect and think back to all the wonderful times that you have had at James Brindley and it has brought a smile to your face.

 

 

Monday 6th July

Good morning year 6 and welcome to your penultimate week at James Brindley.  And in case you didn’t already know, this week is sports week – virtual sports week.  Your parents should have received an email with the plan of the week outlined.  I have also attached this document below in case it has been misplaced.  The plan outlines the activities which need to be completed and the days that they need to be completed on.  Once you have completed your activities the results need to be emailed to me daily via Purple Mash so we can collate them in school and then crown our winning house at the end of the week.  Good luck year 6 and I hope you have a wonderful time completing your virtual sports week.

          Also, I just want to give you a quick reminder that if you do want a memory and some pictures included in the memories video please forward these to me, via Purple Mash, by Wednesday 8th July (that is this Wednesday).  Please make sure that I have everything by this date as I will be starting to put it all together from this date. 

Have a wonderful week year 6.

Mrs Haslam

Maths

Challenge 1 - Daily 10 –https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Purple tab choose Level 6  

Blue tab choose addition

Green tab choose five digit numbers

You may choose whether you want to challenge yourself and choose a time limit or choose ‘manual’ to work through them at your own pace.

 

Challenge 2 – This week we are going to revise work on ratio and proportion.  We are going to be using Oak National Academy.  Follow today’s link and remember to go back to the video after you have completed the independent activities to check your answers.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/use-fractions-to-express-proportions

 

English

Challenge 1 - 10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2 – This week it is our virtual sports week.  So this week your English task is going to be sport related.  We are going to create a fact file for a sportsman this week.  Your task today is to pick a sportsman and find out as much as you can about the sportsman and their sporting achievements (picking someone who has had a lot of sporting success will make this task easier).  Use the internet/books and any other resources you have available to find out as much as you can.  Some useful information which you may want to find out:

  • Their early sporting life?  (Why did they choose their sport?  Did they have anybody who influenced them?  What did they do at school/college?)
  • When their career started to take off?
  • Their first professional sporting event
  • Any ‘stand out’ moments in their sporting career
  • Any awards they have won
  • When their career ended (if it has ended) or what they are currently doing
  • Any other interesting facts that you may want to include in your fact file (e.g. information about their family, likes and dislikes, favourite place in the world etc)

Tuesday 7th July

Maths

Challenge 1 – 15 minutes on Timestables Rockstars

Challenge 2 – Here is the link to today’s work.  Today you are looking at ratio.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/use-ratio-to-express-relationships

 

 

English

Challenge 1 –10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2- Today I want you to start planning and making your fact file.  To make your fact file, simply get a piece of A4 paper and fold it in half (if you have a lot of information to include slot another A4 piece of paper inside the other to give you a little booklet with more pages).  Start by making a planned version.  Plan out the layout of your fact file so you know exactly where the text and pictures are going to go.

Once you have planned your fact file you may wish to start it today.

 

Wednesday 8th July

Maths

Challenge 1 – Daily 10 –https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Purple tab choose Level 6  

Blue tab choose addition

Green tab choose ones and tenths + tenths

You may choose whether you want to challenge yourself and choose a time limit or choose ‘manual’ to work through them at your own pace.

 

Challenge 2 – Here is the link to today’s work.  Today we are going to look at scale factors.  We have briefly touched on this in class however it might be new to some of you.  Watch the video carefully and hopefully this will help you to have a better understanding.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/scale-factor-in-shapes

 

 

English

Challenge 1 - 10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2 – Continue and complete your fact files.  Remember make them interesting, bright and appealing thinking carefully about your audience. 

 

 

Thursday 9th July

Maths

Challenge 1 – 15 minutes on Timestable Rockstars

Challenge 2 – You have been working on ratio and proportion this week.  Now have a try at these problems.  Remember to mark your work after you’ve finished using the answers provided.

https://FYMOCUM.exampro.net

 

English

Challenge 1 It’s spelling test day!  It has been great to see so many of you regularly using Spelling Shed.  Ask someone in your house to give you a spelling test.  Spelling shed will be updated today and here are your new spellings for this week: physical, prejudice, privilege, profession, programme, pronunciation, queue, recognise, recommend, relevant

 

Challenge 2 – Write 5 sentences which include this week’s spellings.  Please make sure that you think carefully about your sentences and make sure they are to ‘year 6 expectation.’  Also, if you are unsure what one of the words means, look it up in the dictionary.

 

Challenge 3 – Today we are going to have a bit of fun in English.  I have made you a sports quiz. There are two quizzes so feel free to just do one or have a go at both!  You may use the internet to help you find the answers and I have included an answer sheet for when you have finished to check your answers.  Good luck!

Friday 10th July

Maths

Challenge 1 – Daily 10 –https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Purple tab choose Level 6  

Blue tab choose subtraction

Green tab choose five digit numbers

You may choose whether you want to challenge yourself and choose a time limit or choose ‘manual’ to work through them at your own pace.

 

Challenge 2 – Today I would like you to complete the arithmetic papers attached below.  I have attached 2 this week as they each only have 18 questions.  The answers are included on the last page.

 

English

Challenge 1 – 10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2 – It’s Friday and you know what that means.  Reading comprehension day!  Follow the link below to today’s reading comprehension (the mark scheme is also included so you and an adult in your house can mark your answers).

https://GOOYRYB.exampro.net

 

 

 

 

Monday 29th June

Good morning year 6,

                                  I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend.  As we approach the end of the year (and the end of your time at James Brindley L) I want to start putting together a memories video for you so you all have something to take away with you to help you remember your time at James Brindley.  If you would like a memory to be included in the video, could you please send me an email via Purple Mash with a typed up memory from your time at James Brindley. It can be a funny memory, a proud memory, a great achievement, it is completely up to you as long as it is not something that would upset or embarrass somebody else.   Also, if you have a few pictures of you with any of your James Brindley friends could you please forward these to me so I can include some of these as well – any pictures from early James Brindley days would be fantastic! There will be a limit to how many pictures I can include so please only send me a maximum of 5.  I can’t wait to put this all together for you!  If you could make sure that I have everything you want to send me by Wednesday 8th July, that would be fantastic. 

Have a fantastic week

Mrs Haslam

 

Maths

Challenge 1 - Daily 10 –https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Purple tab choose Level 6  

Blue tab choose fractions

Green tab choose ?/5, ?/10, ?/100

You may choose whether you want to challenge yourself and choose a time limit or choose ‘manual’ to work through them at your own pace.

 

Challenge 2 – Today we are going to revisit multiples.

Remember:

A multiple is the result of multiplying a number by another number

e.g. 4 x 5 = 20 therefore 20 is a multiple of 4 and 5

       6 x 3 = 18 therefore 18 is a multiple of 6 and 3

The problems which you are going to have a go at today are all based on multiples.

I hope this example will help you to answer todays work.

 Question:  A and B are digit cards.  They are used to make different numbers.

                                     A   B   is a multiple of 5

                                     B    A  is a multiple of 4

What could card A be?

What could card B be?

 

Answer:  Card A could either be 2 or 6

              Card B is 5

The reason I know that these are the answers are because

If A = 6 and B = 5                      A  B would be the number 65  (this is a multiple of 5)

                                      And      B   A would be the number 56  (this is a multiple of 4)

I have set three levels of challenge.  Challenge 3 is the most challenging.  These may be tricky for some and there may be more than one answer. I have attached an answer sheet so check your work and hopefully I’ve found all the possibilities of answers for these. 

Good luck.

(A little note before starting this work.  When we have done algebra I know that we said that ab is the same as axb.  However in these question a and b are digit cards so don’t be confused by this!)

 

English

Challenge 1 - 10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2 – This week we are going to continue using the Titanium film clip.  You can view it here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRfuAukYTKg&list=RDJRfuAukYTKg&start_radio=1

Today I would like you to write a police report about the incident that happened in the school.  I have attached an example of a police report which I have written.  You are writing your report from the point of view of the police officer writing up what had happened after your visit to the school. 

Remember to include:

  • Dates of times
  • What happened when you arrived at the scene
  • A description of what you were told by the witness
  • Use appropriate language e.g. witness, reports, observed, offender, claimed, explained etc. 

Tuesday 30th June

Maths

Challenge 1 – 15 minutes on Timestables Rockstars

Challenge 2 – Today you are going to complete a maths puzzle about the properties of numbers.  A few key Maths term you need to know are:

  • Prime Numbers – a number that is divisible only by itself and 1 (e.g. 2, 3, 5, 7, 11)
  • Square numbers – the product (answer) of a number multiplied by itself,          e.g. 2 x 2 = 4 therefore 4 is a square number

      4 x 4 = 16 therefore 16 is a square number

  • Factors – a number that divides another number evenly e.g. the factors of 12 are 1,2,3,4,6,12 as 12 is divisible by all of these numbers without a remainder.
  • Multiples- (look at yesterday’s explanation)

Look at the attached grid.  Can you think of numbers which you could put in each square to fulfil the criteria given?  E.g. in the top left corner the number must be a prime number and an even number. 

For an extra challenge try the challenge sheet.  For this one the numbers are given and you need to try and organise these specific numbers into the grid. 

Good Luck!

English

Challenge 1 –10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2- Today we are going to recap the features of a newspaper report before we write a newspaper report tomorrow.  Work through the link below to remind yourself of the features of a newspaper report (start it at 2minutes 55 seconds).

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/newspaper-identifying-features-of-a-text/activities/2

Once you have completed this I want you to start planning your newspaper report.  Tomorrow, you are going to write a newspaper report (I have attached an example of a newspaper article) about the events that happened in the Titanium video.  In your plan you need to think about:

  • A headline
  • The 5 ws – Who? What? When? Where? Why?
  • How you will structure your writing
  • Direct speech
  • Reported speech
  • Picture and caption
  • Journalistic language

Wednesday 1st July

Maths

Challenge 1 – Daily 10 –https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Purple tab choose Level 6  

Blue tab choose fractions

Green tab choose ?/3, ?/4, ?/8

You may choose whether you want to challenge yourself and choose a time limit or choose ‘manual’ to work through them at your own pace.

 

Challenge 2 – Today we are going to revisit finding the mean of a set of data.  See the link below to take you to today’s work.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/interpret-mean-as-an-average

Remember to complete the independent challenges and to go back to the video to check your answers.

 

English

Challenge 1 - 10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2 – Today you are going to be writing your newspaper article based on the video Titanium.  Before you start, have another look at the example which I uploaded yesterday.  Identify what makes a good newspaper article and what could be improved.  Make sure you include these features in your newspaper article:

•        A headline

•        The 5 ws – Who? What? When? Where? Why?

•        How you will structure your writing

•        Direct speech

•        Reported speech

•        Picture and caption

•        Journalistic language

Thursday 2nd July

Maths

Challenge 1 – 15 minutes on Timestable Rockstars

Challenge 2 – Have a go at these questions all about finding the mean of a set of data.

https://XUNECIV.exampro.net

 

English

Challenge 1 It’s spelling test day!  It has been great to see so many of you regularly using Spelling Shed. Ask someone in your house to give you a spelling test.  Spelling shed will be updated today and here are your new spellings for this week: mischievous, muscle, necessary, neighbour, nuisance, occupy, occur, opportunity, parliament, persuade

 

Challenge 2 – Write 5 sentences which include this week’s spellings.  Please make sure that you think carefully about your sentences and make sure they are to ‘year 6 expectation.’  Also, if you are unsure what one of the words means, look it up in the dictionary.

 

Challenge 3 – Revisit your newspaper article from yesterday.  Proof read it carefully and edit any mistakes.  Look carefully for:

  • Spelling mistakes
  • All sentences make sense
  • It has all been punctuated correctly (particularly commas after a fronted adverbial)
  • You have included reported and direct speech and punctuated it correctly. 
  • Any word choices or sentences which can be up levelled and improved

If you’d like to redraft it in columns in the style of a newspaper article I have attached a template which you can use for your redraft. 

 

 

 

Friday 3rd July

Maths

Challenge 1 – Daily 10 –https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Purple tab choose Level 6  

Blue tab choose fractions

Green tab choose MIXED

You may choose whether you want to challenge yourself and choose a time limit or choose ‘manual’ to work through them at your own pace.

 

Challenge 2 – Today I would like you to complete the arithmetic paper attached below.  Can you beat your time and score from your previous arithmetic paper?  The answers are included on the last page.

 

English

Challenge 1 – 10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2 – It’s Friday and you know what that means.  Reading comprehension day!  Follow the link below to today’s reading comprehension (the mark scheme is also included so you and an adult in your house can mark your answers).

https://ZEJOXAD.exampro.net

Good morning year 6,

                                 I hope you had a great week last week and you’re ready and raring for a new week.  I hope you all managed to navigate yourself around this page and find all of the work okay after I made a slight change to how I have been uploading it.  I have again uploaded the work content for the full week so look carefully at the dates to make sure you are completing the correct work on the correct day.

As always year 6, please email me through Purple Mash if you have any questions I can help you with, if you have any work you would like to share with me or even if you just want to say hi.

Have a fabulous week year 6.

Mrs Haslam

 

Monday 22nd June

Maths

Challenge 1 - Daily 10 –https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Purple tab choose Level 6  

Blue tab choose fractions

Green tab choose decimal equivalents ?/10

You may choose whether you want to challenge yourself and choose a time limit or choose ‘manual’ to work through them at your own pace.

 

Challenge 2 – This week in Maths we are going to revise work on FDP (fractions, percentages and decimals).  Today we are going to focus on percentages.  Follow the link below and remember after you have completed the independent task complete the video where the teacher will go through the answers.

 https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/understand-percentages

 

 

English

Challenge 1 - 10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2 – This week your English work is going to be based on a music video.  Follow the link to the music video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRfuAukYTKg

Watch it as many times as you need to and then have a go at answering these questions.  Make sure you answer in full sentences. 

  1.  What thoughts do you think are going through the young boys head at the very start of the film?
  2.  Why do you think the school is in such a mess?
  3. Write 3 words to describe the scene at the beginning of the video (make sure these are ambitious word choices).
  4.  As the boy is walking down the corridor, there is a lady (dressed in yellow) who is on the phone.  Who do you think she is speaking to on the phone? What do you think she is saying? Explain your answer.
  5. Why do you think the boy is running from the police? 
  6. Do you think the music fits the story?  Explain your answer.
  7. Do you think the boy likes having supernatural powers?  Explain your answer making reference to the video.
  8. Would you like to have supernatural powers?  Explain your answer.

Once you have completed these questions, have a think about how the boy must feel in his general day to day life.  Try and write down at least 10 words (be ambitious with your word choices) to describe his feelings and explain why he might feel this way.

Tuesday 23rd June

Maths

Challenge 1 – 15 minutes on Timestables Rockstars

Challenge 2 – Todays focus is on equivalences between fractions, decimals and percentages

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/equivalences-between-fdp

 

 

English

Challenge 1 –10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2-   Revisit the video from yesterday.

What do you think happened just before we see the boy in the first scene of the film?  Write a paragraph to explain what you think happened. 

I then want you to write 10 words to describe the scene at the beginning of the video (make sure you are ambitious with your word choices).

I then want you to do some planning ready for your writing tomorrow.  Tomorrow you are going to be retelling the story of you waking to see the scene in front of you to you leaving the school.  I have attached an example of writing.  Have a read of this – consider what makes it a good piece of writing and whether there are any improvements which could be made to it.  I then want you to plan your writing for tomorrow.  You may do this is anyway you like providing it will help you with tomorrows writing. 

 

Wednesday 24th June

Maths

Challenge 1 – Daily 10 –https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Purple tab choose Level 6  

Blue tab choose fractions

Green tab choose decimal equivalents ½ ¼ ¾ ?/10 ?/100

You may choose whether you want to challenge yourself and choose a time limit or choose ‘manual’ to work through them at your own pace.

 

Challenge 2 –Today’s focus is on problems with percentage amounts.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/problems-with-percentages-of-amounts

 

 

English

Challenge 1 - 10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2 – Today you are going to retell the story of the events that happened from you waking in school to you leaving and getting on your bike.  Revisit the example piece of writing which I gave to you yesterday.  You should attempt to make your writing to a similar or higher standard than this. 

In your writing make sure you:

  • Make the characters thoughts and feelings clear.
  • You set the scene of the chaos that surrounds you
  • Use parenthesis to add extra information or comments.
  • Vary your sentence starter (make sure there are commas after fronted adverbials)

 

Thursday 25th June

Maths

Challenge 1 – 15 minutes on Timestable Rockstars

Challenge 2 – Have a go at these FDP problems.  Remember to check and mark your work when you’ve finished. 

https://MILUHOB.exampro.net

 

English

Challenge 1 It’s spelling test day!  It has been great to see so many of you regularly using Spelling Shed.  Ask someone in your house to give you a spelling test.  Spelling shed will be updated today and here are your new spellings for this week: identity, immediate, immediately, individual, interfere, interrupt, language, leisure, lightning, marvellous

 

Challenge 2 – Write 5 sentences which include this week’s spellings.  Please make sure that you think carefully about your sentences and make sure they are to ‘year 6 expectation.’  Also, if you are unsure what one of the words means, look it up in the dictionary.

Here is an example: 

Whilst browsing my emails, I came across one which said my social media account had been hacked and it had therefore been deactivated with immediate effect. 

Challenge 3 – Revisit your writing from yesterday.  Proof read it carefully and edit any mistakes.  Look carefully for:

  • Spelling mistakes
  • All sentences make sense
  • It has all been punctuated correctly (particularly commas after a fronted adverbial)
  • Any word choices or sentences which can be up levelled and improved

 

 

Friday 26th June

Maths

Challenge 1 – Daily 10 –https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Purple tab choose Level 6  

Blue tab choose fractions

Green tab choose decimal equivalents ½ ?/5 ?/10

You may choose whether you want to challenge yourself and choose a time limit or choose ‘manual’ to work through them at your own pace.

 

Challenge 2 – Today I would like you to complete the arithmetic paper attached below.  Can you beat your time and score from your previous arithmetic paper?  The answers are included on the last page.

 

English

Challenge 1 – 10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2 – It’s Friday and you know what that means.  Reading comprehension day!  Follow the link below to today’s reading comprehension (the mark scheme is also included so you and an adult in your house can mark your answers).

https://SEQOBOJ.exampro.net

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 15th June

Good morning year 6,

                                 I hope you all had a lovely weekend – it as a welcome relief to see the sunshine return!  You may have noticed that today I have uploaded all your work for the entire week.  From now on, I will be doing this every week as it gives you chance to see what you are going to be doing for the full week.  Everything will work exactly the same, the only difference there will be is that you will have to scroll down to find your work for a particular day as it won’t always be the first thing posted.  I have enlarged the dates for the day’s work as hopefully this will help you find your work for that day.

 

Have a wonderful week year 6

Mrs Haslam

Maths

Challenge 1 - Daily 10 –https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Purple tab choose Level 6  

Blue tab choose fractions

Green tab choose ?/10

You may choose whether you want to challenge yourself and choose a time limit or choose ‘manual’ to work through them at your own pace.

 

Challenge 2 – This week in Maths we are going to be revising units of measurement.  Here is today’s lesson (remember to go back to the video after attempting the independent activities to see the teacher go through the answers):

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-use-read-and-write-standard-units-of-length-mass-and-volume/

 

English

Challenge 1 - 10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2 – This week in English we are going to have a grammar and punctuation revision week therefore there will be no extended writing task this week.

Today we are going to revise the use of the comma in our writing.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdy8qnb

 

 

Tuesday 16th June

Maths

Challenge 1 – 15 minutes on Timestables Rockstars

Challenge 2 – Today you are converting between measurements of length.

Remember     1km = 1000m

                      1m = 100cm

                      1cm = 10mm

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-convert-between-standard-units-of-length/

(remember to go back to the video after attempting the independent activities to see the teacher go through the answers).

 

 

English

Challenge 1 –10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2- Today we are going to revise how to use a semi colon in your writing.  By this point in year 6, I should be seeing you experimenting and using semi colons regularly to enhance your writing.  If you’re still not sure how to use them, make sure you pay particularly attention in this lesson.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdtny9q  

Make sure you complete activity 1 and 2 (if you have time feel free to have a go at task 3).

 

Wednesday 17th June

Maths

Challenge 1 – Daily 10 –https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Purple tab choose Level 6  

Blue tab choose fractions

Green tab choose ?/11

You may choose whether you want to challenge yourself and choose a time limit or choose ‘manual’ to work through them at your own pace.

 

Challenge 2 –Have a go at these problems (remember to go back to the video after attempting the independent activities to see the teacher go through the answers).

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-solve-problems-involving-conversion-of-length/

 

 

English

Challenge 1 - 10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2 – Today you are going to recap using apostrophes.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrprkxs  

Make sure you complete activity 1 and 2 (if you have time feel free to have a go at task 3).

 

 

Thursday 18th June

Maths

Challenge 1 – 15 minutes on Timestable Rockstars

Challenge 2 – Have a go at these problems (the answers are included)

https://MIYUBUB.exampro.net

 

English

Challenge 1 It’s spelling test day!  It has been great to see so many of you regularly using Spelling Shed.  Ask someone in your house to give you a spelling test.  Spelling shed will be updated today and here are your new spellings for this week: existence, explanation, familiar, foreign, forty, frequently, government, guarantee, harass, hindrance

 

Challenge 2 – Write 5 sentences which include this week’s spellings.  Please make sure that you think carefully about your sentences and make sure they are to ‘year 6 expectation.’  Also, if you are unsure what one of the words means, look it up in the dictionary.

Here is an example: 

“This TV comes with a 6 month guarantee,” the shop assistant explained, “they’re selling fast.  I’d buy one now if I were you.” 

Challenge 3 – To you are going to revise using direct and indirect speech.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmy8qnb

Make sure you complete activity 1 and 2 (if you have time feel free to have a go at task 3).

 

Friday 19th June

Maths

Challenge 1 – Daily 10 –https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Purple tab choose Level 6  

Blue tab choose fractions

Green tab choose ?/12

You may choose whether you want to challenge yourself and choose a time limit or choose ‘manual’ to work through them at your own pace.

 

Challenge 2 – Today I would like you to complete the arithmetic paper attached below.  Can you beat your time and score from your previous arithmetic paper?  The answers are included on the last page.

 

English

Challenge 1 – 10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2 – It’s Friday and you know what that means.  Reading comprehension day!  Follow the link below to today’s reading comprehension (the mark scheme is also included so you and an adult in your house can mark your answers).

https://TUMEGUE.exampro.net

 

Friday 12th June

Maths

Challenge 1 – Daily 10 –https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Purple tab choose Level 6  

Blue tab choose fractions

Green tab choose ?/9

You may choose whether you want to challenge yourself and choose a time limit or choose ‘manual’ to work through them at your own pace.

 

Challenge 2 – Today I would like you to complete the arithmetic paper attached below.  Can you beat your time and score from your previous arithmetic paper?  The answers are included on the last page.

 

English

Challenge 1 – 10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2 – It’s Friday and you know what that means.  Reading comprehension day!  Follow the link below to today’s reading comprehension (the mark scheme is also included so you and an adult in your house can mark your answers).

https://MONUBAI.exampro.net

Thursday 11th June

Maths

Challenge 1 – 15 minutes on Timestable Rockstars

Challenge 2 – Today is a tricky lesson looking at some problem solving.  Have a go and remember if you are struggling with the independent activities, go back to the video to see the demonstration of how to get the answer and then have another go by yourself. 

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/fractions-to-solve-fraction-problems-with-the-four-operations-year-6-wk6-5

 

English

Challenge 1 It’s spelling test day!  It has been great to see so many of you regularly using Spelling Shed – a special well done Jake for completing the most games this week!  Ask someone in your house to give you a spelling test.  Spelling shed will be updated today and here are your new spellings for this week: determined, develop, dictionary, disastrous, embarrass, environment, equipment, especially, exaggerate, excellent

 

Challenge 2 – Write 5 sentences which include this week’s spellings.  Please make sure that you think carefully about your sentences and make sure they are to ‘year 6 expectation.’  Also, if you are unsure what one of the words means, look it up in the dictionary.

Here is an example: 

With little knowledge of computer programming, Faye had to develop a new game which would be suitable for teenagers over the age of 15.

Challenge 3 – Start making or complete your story book.  Remember to add illustrations to make your book look like an appealing children’s story book.

 

 

Wednesday 10th June

 

Maths

Challenge 1 – Daily 10 –https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Purple tab choose Level 6  

Blue tab choose fractions

Green tab choose ?/8

You may choose whether you want to challenge yourself and choose a time limit or choose ‘manual’ to work through them at your own pace.

 

Challenge 2 – Here is today’s lesson.  Today you are going to be, looking at multiplying and dividing fractions but with improper fractions.  Remember after you have done the independent activities go back to the video to check your answers and the teacher will demonstrate how she got her answer.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/fractions-to-multiply-and-divide-with-improper-fractions-year-6-wk6-4

 

 

English

Challenge 1 - 10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2 – Today you are going to write your story.  Remember your story shouldn’t be overly long as it is a children’s story. 

If you finish this quickly today you might want to re write your story in the form of a book.  The easiest way to do this is by getting a few pieces of A4 paper and folding them in half to make each of the pages.  I want your story books to be illustrated as well so think about how you will present these (your task tomorrow is going to be to complete this so this doesn’t need to be all done today).

Tuesday 9th June

Maths

Challenge 1 – 15 minutes on Timestables Rockstars

Challenge 2 – In today’s lesson you are going to be revising dividing fractions

Dividing fractions - https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/fractions-to-divide-a-proper-fraction-by-an-integer-year-6-wk6-3

 

 

English

Challenge 1 –10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2- Today you are going to plan your children’s story.  We are going to be making this story into a book later in the week so it would be useful to think about the writing and illustrations that will go each page. Remember be imaginative and think about:

  • Your characters, draw a picture of each (remember they can be humans/animals/made up characters)
  • Your setting, draw a picture (again be creative, it doesn't have to be a real place)
  • The title
  • The plot of your story – what is going to happen at the beginning, middle and end?  Remember don't make it too complicated
  • Do you have a repetitive phrase?
  • Think about how you would set this out in a book (e.g. pg 1, pg 2, pg 3 etc)
  • What age is your story aimed at?

Monday 8th June

Good Morning year 6,

                                       I hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend (despite the change in the weather) and you’ve had a successful first week back after the half term break.  I know it can be difficult at times to find the motivation for home learning and managing it can sometimes be a bit tricky.  Please do remember that I am always here though to support and help you as much as I can.  You can always contact me on Purple Mash and I will do my best to get back to you quickly to help in any way I can.  Also remember to take a break if you need to.  Going in your back garden, going for a walk or a bike ride are all great ways to have a little break and clear your head a little.

Have a fantastic week year 6.

Take care and stay safe

Mrs Haslam

Maths

Challenge 1 - Daily 10 –https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Purple tab choose Level 6  

Blue tab choose fractions

Green tab choose ?/7

You may choose whether you want to challenge yourself and choose a time limit or choose ‘manual’ to work through them at your own pace.

 

Challenge 2 – This week we are going to be revising multiplying and dividing fractions.  In today’s lesson you are going to be looking at multiplying fractions. 

Multiplying fractions - https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/fractions-to-multiply-pairs-of-proper-fractions-year-6-wk6-2

 

 

English

Challenge 1 - 10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2 – This week we are going to be writing and making a children’s story book.  The main purpose for your story book is to entertain younger children.  Today I want you to look at some of the classic fairy tales you may have read when you were younger – hopefully you will already be aware of many fairy tales.  Use this link if you need to, to remind of a few fairy tales https://www.storynory.com/category/fairy-tales/small-stories/

I then want you to mind map features that you may find in a children’s story.  This doesn’t need to be something that is in every story.  E.g. Many stories include a repetitive phrase such as The Gingerbread man (Run, run as fast as you can you can’t catch me I’m the Gingerbread man), The Three Little Pigs (Little pig, little pig let me come in.  Not by the hairs on my chinny chin chin), Jack and the Bean Stalk (Fe Fi Fo Fum, I smell the blood of an Englishman).

Friday 5th June

Maths

Challenge 1 – Daily 10 –https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Purple tab choose Level 6  

Blue tab choose fractions

Green tab choose ?/6

You may choose whether you want to challenge yourself and choose a time limit or choose ‘manual’ to work through them at your own pace.

 

Challenge 2 – Today I would like you to complete the arithmetic paper attached below.  Can you beat your time and score from your previous arithmetic paper?  The answers are included on the last page.

 

English

Challenge 1 – 10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2 – It’s Friday and you know what that means.  Reading comprehension day!  Follow the link below to today’s reading comprehension (the mark scheme is also included so you and an adult in your house can mark your answers).

https://LORYSEY.exampro.net

 

 

Thursday 4th June

Maths

Challenge 1 – 15 minutes on Timestable Rockstars

Challenge 2 – Let’s see how well you have done with finding missing angles this week.  Have a go at these problems (the answers are included).

https://TEPUZIQ.exampro.net

 

English

Challenge 1 It’s spelling test day!  It has been great to see so many of you regularly using Spelling Shed – a special well done to Lola, Julie and Gabby who have all played over 30 games this week! Ask someone in your house to give you a spelling test.  Spelling shed will be updated today and here are your new spellings for this week: competition, conscience, conscious, controversy, convenience, correspond, criticise, curiosity, definite, desperate

 

Challenge 2 – Write 5 sentences which include this week’s spellings.  Please make sure that you think carefully about your sentences and make sure they are to ‘year 6 expectation.’  Also, if you are unsure what one of the words means, look it up in the dictionary.

Here is an example: 

Desperate and confused, the elderly man stumbled out of the derelict building – it was clear to see that he had been trapped in there for quite some time.

Challenge 3 – Revisit your letter from yesterday.  Proof read it carefully and edit any mistakes. If you’d prefer to, you may wish to write a second draft. Look carefully for:

  • Spelling mistakes
  • All sentences make sense
  • It has all been punctuated correctly (particularly commas after a fronted adverbial)
  • Any word choices or sentences which can be up levelled and improved to make your writing more powerful
  • Effective use of paragraphs.

 

Wednesday 3rd June

Maths

Challenge 1 – Daily 10 –https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Purple tab choose Level 6  

Blue tab choose fractions

Green tab choose ?/6

You may choose whether you want to challenge yourself and choose a time limit or choose ‘manual’ to work through them at your own pace.

 

Challenge 2 Today you are going to look at finding missing angles in a quadrilateral.  Click the link for today's lesson https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/calculate-unknown-angles-in-quadrilaterals-year-6-wk3-5

You need to know:

•        Angles in a quadrilateral = 360 degrees

•        The properties of different types of quadrilaterals.

If you need to recap the properties of quadrilaterals take a look at this https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/compare-and-classify-quadrilaterals-year-6-wk3-3 (there is no need to work through all the activities, just watch the video).

 

 

English

Challenge 1 - 10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2 – Today you are going to write a letter to your father to persuade him to let you follow your ambition of working with wood rather than at the ‘Freak Show’.  Your letter should be heart felt and I should really feel the emotion coming from your writing - could you make your writing as powerful as the short film?

When writing think about:

  • Your vocabulary choices (make sure they are powerful and emotive to really make your writing heart felt).
  • Your use of sentences (remember short sentences can be very powerful when used effectively).
  • Your use of punctuation (again if used effectively it can make your writing more powerful).
  • Use of repetition to really emphasis a point.
  • Rhetorical questions

 

Tuesday 2nd June

Maths

Challenge 1 – 15 minutes on Timestables Rockstars

Challenge 2 – Today we are going to look at finding missing angles in a triangle.  Follow this link to today’s lesson https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/find-unknown-angles-in-triangles-year-6-wk3-4

You need to know:

  • Angles in a triangle = 180 degrees
  • The properties of a right angled triangle
  • The properties of an isosceles triangle
  • The properties of an equilateral triangle
  • The properties scalene triangle

If you are not sure about the properties of triangles you may want to visit this video to remind yourselves

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/compare-and-classify-triangles-year-6-wk3-2#slide-3 (you do not need to work through all of the activities, just watch the video)

 

 

English

Challenge 1 –10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2- Today we are going to plan a piece of writing for tomorrow based on the short film from yesterday.  If you need to re-visit and re-watch the film from yesterday before you start today’s activity, please do.  Tomorrow you are going to write a letter to your father to try and persuade him to let you follow your ambition of working with wood. 

When you are planning your letter think about:

  • How you will start and end the letter to your father
  • Reasons for why you no longer want to work at the ‘Freak Show’
  • Reasons why you would like to follow your ambition and work with wood
  • You need to write this letter from the heart and think carefully about your word choices.  Make a list of words which explain how working at the ‘Freak show’ really makes you feel.
  • Remember you are writing to your father so this will not be a formal letter.
  • Paragraphs – how are you going to structure your letter?

This is a plan and so it is completely up to you how you would like to present your plan.

 

Monday 1st June

Good morning year 6 and welcome back to your final half term here with us at James Brindley!  I hope you’ve all had a wonderful half term and you’ve been getting yourselves, safely, out in the sunshine – we’ve been so lucky to have such a glorious half term week of sunshine! Please feel free to tell me all about what you have been up to and send me any pictures from half term through Purple Mash.

As we are getting to the point where you are now thinking and preparing for high school transitions, I have attached a new ‘High School Transition’ pick and mix document to help with the preparations with moving onto high school.  This is a very important time for you and I want to do my very best to help you prepare.  If you do have any questions regarding high school transition or you’ve got any worries that you’d like to speak to me about, please feel free to contact me through Purple Mash.

 Your Mayan topic pick and mix is still on the go so don’t forget to also revisit that to complete any activities you’ve not yet had chance to do.

Have a great week year 6.

Take care and stay safe.

Mrs Haslam

Maths

Challenge 1 - Daily 10 –https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Purple tab choose Level 6  

Blue tab choose fractions'

Green tab choose ?/5

You may choose whether you want to challenge yourself and choose a time limit or choose ‘manual’ to work through them at your own pace.

 

Challenge 2 – This week in Maths we are going to be revising work on missing angles.  In today’s work you need to know:

A right angle = 90 degrees

Angles on a straight line = 180degrees

A full turn – 360 degrees

Visit this link to work through today’s lesson

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/find-the-value-of-missing-angles-year-6-wk3-1

 

English

Challenge 1 - 10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2 – This week the focus for your English work in going to be based on a short film titled ‘Little Freak’.  You can watch it by following this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INHVxA-rM48

The video provokes many emotions and so watch it a few times to help you understand the main character, the boy.  Can you then answer these questions?

  1.  How did the film make you feel?  Give reasons for your answers
  2.  What do you know about the boy? (write at least 5 facts e.g. It is his birthday today)
  3. What would you like to find out about the boy? (Write at least 5 questions)
  4. What do you think about the boy’s father?  Give reasons for your answers.
  5. Why do you think the creator decided to create the film in black and white?
  6. What do you think about the people that go to see him and call him names?  Give reasons for your answers.
  7. If you could give the boy one present for his birthday, what would it be and why?
  8. Do you think it would be possible for the boy to get a job doing something else? Give reasons for your answer.
  9. If you could give the boy one piece of advice what would it be and why?
  10. Why do you think the creator decided to make a film like this? Give reasons for your answer

 

Friday 22nd May

Good morning year 6,

                                I am going to start by giving you all a ‘virtual’ pat on the back.  You have made it to the end of another half term!  I know at times home learning will have been difficult and there may have been times when it has been hard to get motivated however everything you have achieved over the past 9 weeks has been nothing short of incredible.  This situation has been new and different for us all but I couldn’t be prouder of your dedication to your home learning and the resilience you have shown.  And because you have all worked so hard, I’m going to give you a well-earned break over the half term holiday.  I will not be posting any work next week so you can spend the week relaxing and having fun with your families.  If any of you do however find yourself looking for something to do, I have set some ‘todos’ on Purple Mash so feel free to check them out and have a go at them if you choose to. 

Have a fabulous break year 6.

Take care and stay safe.

Mrs Haslam

Maths

Challenge 1 – Daily 10 –https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Purple tab choose Level 6  

Blue tab choose fractions

Green tab choose ?/4

You may choose whether you want to challenge yourself and choose a time limit or choose ‘manual’ to work through them at your own pace.

 

Challenge 2 – Today I would like you to complete the arithmetic paper attached below.  Can you beat your time and score from your previous arithmetic paper?  The answers are included on the last page.

 

English

Challenge 1 – 10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2 – It’s Friday and you know what that means.  Reading comprehension day!  Follow the link below to today’s reading comprehension (the mark scheme is also included so you and an adult in your house can mark your answers).

https://DYNUVUZ.exampro.net

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 21st May

Maths

Challenge 1 – 15 minutes on Timestable Rockstars

Challenge 2 – Well done for completing your games (if you’ve got any little bits to finish today, please continue with these).  Today I want you to put the finishing touches to your games.  Write a set of instructions for your game to explain how it works.  Once you have done this, have some fun with your game and ask the people in your house if they’d have a game with you!   Enjoy!

 

English

Challenge 1 It’s spelling test day!  It has been great to see so many of you regularly using Spelling Shed – a special well done to Joe, Maheen and Gabby who have all played over 30 games this week (Gabby played 55 - wow!) Ask someone in your house to give you a spelling test.  Spelling shed will be updated today and here are your new spellings for this week: available, average, awkward, bargain, cruise, category, cemetery, committee, communicate, community

 

Challenge 2 – Write 5 sentences which include this week’s spellings.  Please make sure that you think carefully about your sentences and make sure they are to ‘year 6 expectation.’  Also, if you are unsure what one of the words means, look it up in the dictionary.

Here is an example: 

On average, I get roughly 7 hours sleep every night however this is not the case for everyone as some people get significantly less then this. 

Challenge 3 – Today I want you to act out your advert.  You should have completed your Maths game so it can be included in your advert.  If you are able to video your advert and send it to me on Purple Mash that would be fantastic.  I’d really love to see your finished products (and don’t worry if you haven’t managed to complete everything this week as next week it is half term so you could always continue and get it finished over half term and send it me then!)

Wednesday 20th May

Maths

Challenge 1 – Daily 10 –https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Purple tab choose Level 6  

Blue tab choose fractions

Green tab choose ?/3

You may choose whether you want to challenge yourself and choose a time limit or choose ‘manual’ to work through them at your own pace.

 

Challenge 2 – As I said yesterday, today you are going to continue with making your games.  I hope you made a great start with them yesterday and you are enjoying making them.  If you managed to complete your game yesterday, think about how you could add an extra challenge to your game to make different levels of difficulty.  Please do send me pictures of your completed games on Purple Mash.  I’d love to see what you’ve all come up with!

 

 

English

Challenge 1 - 10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2 – Today I want you to write a script for your advertisement for your game.  Remember to think about all the features of advertisements we looked at yesterday.  Also, it is likely you will need to include stage directions and so remember you will need to write these in brackets.

e.g

Sarah:  This is the best game ever (playing the game with a big smile on her face)

James:  I can’t believe how it has improved my times table knowledge (counting times table on his fingers)

Tomorrow, I want you to act these out so consider carefully who is available in your house to be part of your advert or it may be that you are the only person in your advert. 

Tuesday 19th May

Maths

Challenge 1 – 15 minutes on Timestables Rockstars

Challenge 2 – I hope you all enjoyed planning your games yesterday.  Today you are going to start making them.  This is going to be your task for today and tomorrow.  Remember, this is a Maths game so make sure it promotes an area of Maths.  Make your games as imaginative as you’d like and have fun with making them. 

 

English

Challenge 1 –10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2-  I hope you enjoyed watching and analysing the adverts yesterday.  Today I want you to think about your Maths game.  How could you persuade people to buy your game using an advert?

Today I want you to plan an advertisement.  Think carefully about persuasive features of an advert such as:

  • Slogans
  • Rhetorical questions
  • Imperative verbs
  • Superlatives
  • Appealing language/adjectives
  • Twisting the truth

If you need to, watch this video which explains each of these features.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8thrJwnKft0

 

You can plan your advertisement in any way you like such as: story mapping, brief explanation of each part, spider diagram.  Do it in whatever way you will find it easiest to follow.

Monday 18th May

Good morning year 6 and welcome to another week of home learning.  I'm hoping that, by now, your home learning timetable is fully established and you're getting the most out of the daily tasks and activities that I am setting.  As we approach half term, I have decided that this week we are going to have a bit of fun with our Maths and English tasks (although hopefully you have found the other tasks we have been doing fun!)  Have a look at today's work below to tell you more about what you are going to be doing this week. I hope you have great fun and enjoy completing this weeks tasks! 

Please do send me your work on Purple Mash, I'd really love to see the outcomes from this weeks work!

Take care and stay safe

Mrs Haslam

Maths

Challenge 1 - Daily 10 –https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Purple tab choose Level 6  

Blue tab choose doubles/halves

Green tab choose Ones and tenths

You may choose whether you want to challenge yourself and choose a time limit or choose ‘manual’ to work through them at your own pace.

 

Challenge 2 – We’re going to have a bit of fun with Maths and English this week as you have all been working so hard over these recent weeks!  This week I want you to create a Maths game!  The aim of the game is to help others improve their Maths skills.  You could pick a particular area of Maths such as timetables, fractions, mental maths, arithmetic, shape etc or your game could include a mixture of different areas of Maths. 

Today I want you to write a project brief of how your game will work.  You need to consider the following questions:

What is the name of your game?

What area of Maths will it help children with?

What age range is your game for?

What will your game look like?

What do you have to do to play your?

How will the winner be decided in your game?

Also consider how you will make your game (think carefully about the resources that you have available in your house).  Or if you’d prefer you could make the game on your computer using Powerpoint or Scratch or any other computer program which you think your game will work well on.    Be creative and good luck

 

English

Challenge 1 - 10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2 – Your English work this week is going to link to your work in Maths. This week you are going to create an advertisement for your Maths game.  Today I want you to watch the following advertisements for a range of different games (I do apologise as some of these adverts are quite old).  Watch each of them carefully to help you identify features of an advertisement – remember the main aim of an advert is to persuade you to buy the product.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj2nepYnPGA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dJr2SdyLGk&list=PLuKKJ5FR6_i8v-c-c6EA5OgatbDJutzy5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5__MEfm-7Vw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyjxKR662B8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rM2upYM6WPw&list=PLNXV9Mb7egjG4zCQYIAHBaqEGlB7Qv7Xr&index=6

 

For each advert I want you to answer these questions:

  1. What features are used to persuade the audience to buy the game?
  2. Would this advert persuade you to buy this game?
  3. Is there anything you would do to make this advert more appealing to the audience?

After you have answered these questions for each advert I want you to say which advert you think is the most persuasive and why.

 

 

Friday 15th May

Good morning year 6, 

                                I hope you've all had a lovely week.  I can't believe Friday is upon us again.  Thank you to all of those children who have contacted me on Purple Mash.  I really love reading your work and seeing your pictures as it gives me a little snap shot into all the hard work you have been putting into your home learning and also a little glimpse into what you have all been getting up to. 

I miss you all lots and I am so incredibly proud of all of you.  Keep going year 6!

Take care and stay safe

Mrs Haslam

 

Maths

Challenge 1 – Daily 10 –https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Purple tab choose Level 6  

Blue tab choose doubles/halves

Green tab choose (halves) up to 1000

You may choose whether you want to challenge yourself and choose a time limit or choose ‘manual’ to work through them at your own pace.

 

Challenge 2 – Today I would like you to complete the arithmetic paper attached below.  Can you beat your time and score from your previous arithmetic paper?  The answers are included on the last page.

 

English

Challenge 1 – 10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2 – It’s Friday and you know what that means.  Reading comprehension day!  Follow the link below to today’s reading comprehension (the mark scheme is also included so you and an adult in your house can mark your answers).

https://KYLEMAS.exampro.net

 

 

 

 

Thursday 14th May

Maths

Challenge 1 – 15 minutes on Timestable Rockstars

Challenge 2 – I hope you have found the co-ordinate lessons this week useful and you’ve all got a better understanding.  Have a go at these co-ordinate related problems today.  I know these can be tricky so good luck!

https://SYCYEEK.exampro.net

 

 

English

Challenge 1 It’s spelling test day!  It has been great to see so many of you regularly using Spelling Shed – a special well done to Freya and Frankie who both played over 70 games this week! Ask someone in your house to give you a spelling test.  Spelling shed will be updated today and here are your new spellings for this week: accommodate, accompany, according, achieve, aggressive, amateur, ancient, apparent, appreciate, attached

 

Challenge 2 – Write 5 sentences which include this week’s spellings.  Please make sure that you think carefully about your sentences and make sure they are to ‘year 6 expectation.’  Also, if you are unsure what one of the words means, look it up in the dictionary.

Here is an example: 

It became apparent that the gentleman didn’t have the full details of the incident when he was unable to answer any of the questions the detective asked. 

 

Challenge 3 – Today I want you to revisit what ‘Modal Verbs’ are.  Click on the link and work through activity 1 and 2.  If you also get chance to look at activity 3 as well, great!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4y492p

 

Wednesday 13th May

Maths

Challenge 1 – Daily 10 –https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Purple tab choose Level 6  

Blue tab choose doubles/halves

Green tab choose (halves) up to 500

You may choose whether you want to challenge yourself and choose a time limit or choose ‘manual’ to work through them at your own pace.

 

Challenge 2 – Hopefully after today’s lesson you will all be feeling much more confident with co-ordinates.  Follow the link to today’s lesson.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/to-solve-practical-coordinate-problems-year-6-wk4-5

 

 

English

Challenge 1 - 10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2 – I hope you enjoyed writing your poems yesterday and I hope you dug deep into your imagination to help bring your poem to life.  Today you are going to re draft your poem.  In your re draft really think about whether there is anything that could be improved and up levelled and check your spellings.  Please make sure in your redraft you structure your poem like Kit Wright and please make sure you use your neatest handwriting.  Once you have done this, I want you to illustrate your poem using the ideas you have included in your poem.  You can complete this task in your work book or if you’ve got a nice piece of paper or card you could do it on, please feel free to do it on this.

Tuesday 12th May

Good morning year 6,

                        I hope your week has started well.  I have set a '2do' for you to complete alongside your Mayan topic work.  This is an optional activity and will be available to complete up until 22/05.  So if you get chance, check it out!

Have a great day!

Maths

Challenge 1 – 15 minutes on Timestables Rockstars

Challenge 2 – We are continuing to look at co-ordinates today.  Follow the link to work through today's lesson.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/to-solve-practical-coordinate-problems-year-6-wk4-4

 

 

English

Challenge 1 –10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2- Today you are going to write your version of ‘The Magic Box’ by Kit Wright.  When writing your poem, be creative and use your imagination to really bring the things you are putting into the box to life.  Think carefully about your word choices and really describe the items you are putting in and remember don’t go for the most obvious things.  I have attached a document below to help with your ideas.

Please also follow the structure that Kit Wright uses in his poem e.g. ‘I will put in the box’ followed by 3 things you will put in the box. 

This is going to be your first draft today so if it isn’t presented 100% correctly today, don’t worry as we are going to be redrafting tomorrow.

 

Monday 11th May

Good Morning year 6,

                                      I hope you all had a lovely bank holiday weekend.  We were very fortunate with the weather on Friday and Saturday and so I hope you all spent some lovely family time together safely outdoors  (and I also hope you all had your sun cream on!) 

           Have a wonderful week this week!

 

Mrs Haslam

 

Maths

Challenge 1 - Daily 10 –https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Purple tab choose Level 6  

Blue tab choose doubles/halves

Green tab choose one and tenths

You may choose whether you want to challenge yourself and choose a time limit or choose ‘manual’ to work through them at your own pace.

 

Challenge 2 – This week in Maths we are going to look at co-ordinates.  We covered this very briefly before school closed and it was on my list of ‘topics we need to revisit’.  Hopefully the lessons you are going to do over the next few days will help those of you who struggled a little when we first covered this and so by the end of the week you’ll feel more confident and ready for some testbase problems. Follow the link and work through the lesson including the independent activities. 

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/to-describe-coordinate-positions-on-a-grid-year-6-wk4-1

 

English

Challenge 1 - 10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2 – This week in English we are going to be looking at the poem ‘The Magic Box’ by Kit Wright.  I have attached a copy of this poem below and here is a link to Kit Wright reading his poem https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zkpmhyc please make sure that you read the poem as well as watching it being read in this clip. 

Task 1

I want you to then answer these two questions;

  1. What did you like/dislike about this poem?
  2. What poetic features does the author use? 

Task 2

Tomorrow you are going to write your own version of the magic box.  Today I want you to have a think of what you would put into your magic box. You need 12 things to put in your box.  Be as imaginative as you can and remember they don’t have to necessarily be objects they can be smells, tastes, dreams, thoughts etc.

Also think about what your box will look like and what you will do with your box (like Kit does in the last two verses of his poem)

 

 

 

Thursday 7th May

Good morning year 6,

                                  I hope you are having a lovely week.  Today marks the end of your working week as tomorrow is a bank holiday, therefore I will not be posting English and Maths work tomorrow.  In case you didn't know, tomorrow is a special bank holiday as we commemorate 75 years since VE day (victory in Europe Day).  As an optional activity over the bank holiday weekend, you may wish to research this event and create a short project, Powerpoint, poster, piece of artwork or do some baking - the possibilities are endless to help mark this significant event in British History.   If you do anything fun or exciting to mark this event, please email me and tell me about it on Purple Mash.  I'd love to hear about your weekends.  Speaking of Purple Mash, I have set a VE Day '2do'.  Again, this is optional if you do wish to have a go over the weekend.

 

Have a wonderful long weekend!

 

Mrs Haslam

Maths

Challenge 1 – 15 minutes on Timestable Rockstars

Challenge 2 – Some more questions today to help you with comparing fractions and decimals.  Remember to check your answers once you’ve completed them.

https://SOGOEIT.exampro.net

 

English

Challenge 1 It’s spelling test day!  It has been great to see so many of you regularly using Spelling Shed – a special well done to Freya, Maheen, Luke and Joe who all played over 30 games this week - well done! Ask someone in your house to give you a spelling test.  Spelling shed will be updated today and here are your new spellings for this week: attached, community, desperate, excellent, hindrance, mischievous, physical, restaurant, sufficient, yacht

 

Challenge 2 – Write 5 sentences which include this week’s spellings.  Please make sure that you think carefully about your sentences and make sure they are to ‘year 6 expectation.’  Also, if you are unsure what one of the words means, look it up in the dictionary.

Here is an example: 

There was not sufficient evidence to convict the man suspected of theft. 

Challenge 3https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdmc47h make sure you watch the videos and then have a go at activity 1 and 2.  If you get chance to also complete activity 3, great!

 

Wednesday 6th May

Good Morning Year 6, 

                                   I hope you are well and having an enjoyable week.  I'm happy the weather seems to have picked up again!  Thank you very much to the children who have completed the '2 Do' tasks on Purple Mash.  Remember these are optional tasks and they will be available for you to complete up until Friday.  If you've not had chance to check them out yet, please do.  

 

Enjoy your day today year 6.

 

Mrs Haslam

                           

Maths

Challenge 1 – Daily 10 –https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Purple tab choose Level 6  

Blue tab choose doubles/halves

Green tab choose up to 1000

You may choose whether you want to challenge yourself and choose a time limit or choose ‘manual’ to work through them at your own pace.

 

Challenge 2 – I want you to have a go at these questions.  Remember to think carefully about the work we have been doing this week in Maths and the strategies you have been using to compare decimals and fractions. The answers are included so make sure you check your answers once you’ve completed the questions.

https://JOQIOUB.exampro.net

 

 

English

Challenge 1 - 10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmnwjhv make sure you watch the videos and then have a go at activity 1 and 2.  If you get chance to also complete activity 3, great!

Tuesday 5th May

Maths

Challenge 1 – 15 minutes on Timestables Rockstars

Challenge 2 – https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/decimal-equivalents-of-fractions-year-6-wk2-2

 

 

English

Challenge 1 –10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2-   https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrdyvk7 make sure you watch the videos and then have a go at activity 1 and 2.  If you get chance to also complete activity 3, great!

 

Monday 4th May

Good morning year 6,

                                  I hope you have all had a lovely weekend and you’re all ready and raring for your next week of home learning.  I know at times it may seem difficult to keep motivated but stick with it – you are doing so well.  Remember, during your home learning, it is okay to take a break. So if you need to, go outside or find a quiet place to relax and give your brain a well-earned rest.  Also, make sure that you are always allocating part of your day to doing activities that you enjoy doing. These activities could be: reading, baking, drawing, gaming or playing football - anything that makes you happy. 

          Remember to check out the emailing feature that is available on Purple Mash if you haven’t already done so and please do email me with any problems you may have, any work you’d like to share with me or even if you just want to say hello!  This week I have set you a few ‘to do’ tasks on Purple Mash.  These are optional tasks but have a look and have a go if you get the opportunity to.

          Keep going year 6.  I really am so incredibly proud of you all.

Mrs Haslam

                        

Maths

Challenge 1 - Daily 10 –https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Purple tab choose Level 6  

Blue tab choose doubles/halves

Green tab choose up to 500

You may choose whether you want to challenge yourself and choose a time limit or choose ‘manual’ to work through them at your own pace.

 

Challenge 2 –We are going to be focussing on comparing fractions and decimals this week in Maths and we are going to be using the Maths videos similar to last week.  I hope you are finding these Maths videos useful which I am directing you too.  I think they are great as they model how to answer questions by showing you the exact strategies which I would be using with you if we were in school.  Let me know what you think using Purple Mash.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/decimal-and-fraction-equivalence-year-6-wk2-1

 

 

English

This week in English we are going to be doing lots of grammar work, particularly focussing on punctuation.  Some of this will be revision and some of it may be new to some of you.  Don’t worry though, I have found a great resource that will talk you step by step through the work you are doing this week.  So just click on the link I provide each day which will take you to your English work this week.

Challenge 1 - 10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhy72sg make sure you watch the videos and then have a go at activity 1.  If you get chance to also complete activity 2 and 3, great!

Friday 1st May

Good morning year 6,

                                   I hope you've all had a great week.  It has been lovely to hear from some of you this week on Purple Mash and thank you to those children who have sent me some of the fabulous work you have been completing.   Receiving messages from you this week has really made me smile and I appreciate you taking the time to get in touch.  If you've not yet sent me a message, please do!  I'd love to hear how you are all getting on.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

Mrs Haslam 

 

Maths

Challenge 1 – Daily 10 –https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Purple tab choose Level 6  

Blue tab choose digit values

Green tab choose up to 999,999

You may choose whether you want to challenge yourself and choose a time limit or choose ‘manual’ to work through them at your own pace.

 

Challenge 2 – Today I would like you to complete the arithmetic paper attached below.  Can you beat your time and score from your previous arithmetic papers?  The answers are included on the last page.

 

English

Challenge 1 – 10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2 – It’s Friday and you know what that means.  Reading comprehension day!  Follow the link below to today’s reading comprehension (the mark scheme is also included so you and an adult in your house can mark your answers).

https://UYUUHUD.exampro.net

Thursday 30th April

Maths

Challenge 1 – 15 minutes on Timestable Rockstars

Challenge 2 – Follow the link to complete these questions about comparing fractions.  Mark your work once it is completed using the mark scheme which you can find in the tab next to the questions. 

https://GILUYAI.exampro.net

 

English

Challenge 1 It’s spelling test day!  It has been great to see so many of you regularly using Spelling Shed – a special well done again to Luke for an amazing 71 games played and also Gabby who played a staggering 112 games, incredible! Ask someone in your house to give you a spelling test.  Spelling shed will be updated today and here are your new spellings for this week: appreciate, communicate, definite, exaggerate, harass, marvellous, persuade, relevant, stomach, vehicle

 

Challenge 2 – Write 5 sentences which include this week’s spellings.  Please make sure that you think carefully about your sentences and make sure they are to ‘year 6 expectation.’  Also, if you are unsure what one of the words means, look it up in the dictionary.

Here is an example: 

“I appreciate your honesty,” the teacher explained to her pupil even though inside she was absolutely livid that Peter had defaced the text book. 

Challenge 3 – Revisit your explanation from yesterday.  Proof read it carefully and edit any mistakes.  Look carefully for:

  • Spelling mistakes
  • Your explanation is clear and all your sentences make sense
  • It has all been punctuated correctly (particularly commas after a fronted adverbial)
  • Any word choices or sentences which can be up levelled and improved.

 

 

 

Wednesday 29th April

Maths

Challenge 1 – Daily 10 –https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Purple tab choose Level 6  

Blue tab choose partitioning

Green tab choose 99.99

You may choose whether you want to challenge yourself and choose a time limit or choose ‘manual’ to work through them at your own pace.

 

Challenge 2 – Using the link below, today you are going to work on comparing fractions.  Remember, when doing this it is important to find a common denominator.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/compare-fractions-less-than-one-year-6-wk1-4/#

 

 

English

Challenge 1 - 10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2 – Today you are going to write your explanations about why the ‘man on the moon’ came to live there.  I have attached a modelled explanation which I have written.  Have a read through this to check for the standard of writing I am expecting.    

 

Tuesday 28th April

Good morning year 6,

                                  I hope your week has started well.  It was so lovely to hear from some of you yesterday on Purple Mash and it was great to see some of the work you have completed and hear about some of the things you've been up to.  If you have not had chance to yet, make sure you log onto Purple Mash and check out the '2email' section and please feel free to send me a little message to say hello (see yesterday's message below to find out how to log on and send an email).  

 

Have a great day today year 6

Mrs Haslam

 

Maths

Challenge 1 – 15 minutes on Timestables Rockstars

Challenge 2 – Follow the link to complete these questions about equivalent fractions.  Mark your work once it is completed using the mark scheme which you can find in the tab next to the questions. 

https://VAIEBOO.exampro.net

 

 

English

Challenge 1 –10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2-.   Revisit the video clip from yesterday, “The Man on the Moon”.  I want you to make a list of reasons why ‘the man on the moon’ ended up living on the moon. Think creatively, how could he have got up there?  Why is he still there?  Is there any possibility he can leave?  Try and think of at least 5 ideas.  Once you have 5 ideas, pick one of them which you are going to write about in more detail tomorrow. Tomorrow you are going to write an explanation of how ‘the man on the moon’ came to live there.  Write a plan to help you with your writing tomorrow.   

Monday 27th April

Good Morning Year 6,

                                        I hope you have all had a lovely weekend and you’re making the most of the beautiful weather we are having at the minute.  If we were currently in school, we would have started a new History topic about the Ancient Mayans.  I have posted a new pick and mix based on this new topic (see above for the attachment).  This is a very interesting period of History and one that I always enjoy teaching.  Now I know that many of you will have very little knowledge of the Mayans (and possibly some of you may not have even heard of them before) therefore it is going to be essential for you to carry out some research before you will be able to complete most of the activities.  At the bottom of the pick and mix grid, I have listed a number of websites which you will find useful to help with your research.  I have also attached a link above to an e-book about the Mayans which you may find useful.  Good luck and I hope you enjoy learning about the Mayans. 

           We also have a new feature to add to your home learning.   Purple Mash!  This is a great website which we are going to be using which contains a variety of activities and also includes a great feature which will allow you to email me.  You can find this under '2email'.  By using this feature, you can send me messages and attach images of your work. I will be able to directly respond to you on there too and send you feedback on the work you are doing. 

  • Use this link: https://www.purplemash.com/sch/james-m28  to log in by using your unique username and password which have been emailed to your parents.
  • Once you have logged on, you will be taken to the home page - here you will be able to see some of the different pages the site has to offer.
  • On the home page, there is  a search bar.  In the search bar, type in '2email' and click on the '2email' picture until you are taken to your own personal email inbox. 
  • You will see any messages you have received here in your inbox. 
  • If you wish to send a message, click on the small envelope with the green plus inside. 
  • You will need to search for the person you wish to send your message to. e.g. Mrs Haslam 
  • You can give your message a subject (so I know what it is about) and then type in your message. 
  • Before sending you can also choose to attach a file (this might be a piece of work you have done) or draw a picture. 

 

Happy Purple Mashing!  I look forward to hearing from you all.

 

          Can I just take this opportunity to also congratulate each and every one of you for all your hard work and dedication to your home learning.  I know at times it must be difficult but keep at it and keep smiling.  You are all wonderful and I’m so proud of you all. 

 

Have a fabulous week!

 

Mrs Haslam

 

Maths

Challenge 1 - Daily 10 –https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Purple tab choose Level 6  

Blue tab choose partitioning

Green tab choose up to 0.999

You may choose whether you want to challenge yourself and choose a time limit or choose ‘manual’ to work through them at your own pace.

 

Challenge 2 – This week in Maths we are going to be revising work on fractions.  Today we are going to look at equivalent fractions. 

If you need to revisit what equivalent fractions are and how to find them follow the link below and complete this activity.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/understanding-equivalence-year-6-wk1-2/

If you feel confident with finding equivalent fractions follow the link below and complete this activity.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/finding-equivalent-fractions-year-6-wk1-3/

If you want to complete both activities then you are more than welcome!

 

English

Challenge 1 - 10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2 – Watch this clip.  It is the John Lewis Christmas advert from a few years ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGY-T4W-BOc

Once you have watched it, I want you to write a short review of this advert.

Consider these questions:

  1. What is the purpose of the advert?
  2. Why do you think John Lewis choose this as their Christmas advert?
  3. How does the advert make you feel?
  4.  What did you like about the advert?
  5. What did you not like or what do you think could be improved?

Friday 24th April

Good morning year 6 and a big well done for completing your first home learning week of the summer term.  I hope you've all had a lovely week and have been working hard whilst also finding time to do the things you enjoy doing.

 

Have a wonderful weekend year 6.  Make sure you check back in on Monday.

 

Mrs Haslam

Maths

Challenge 1 – Daily 10 –https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Purple tab choose Level 6  

Blue tab choose ordering

Green tab choose (largest first) tens, ones and tenths

You may choose whether you want to challenge yourself and choose a time limit or choose ‘manual’ to work through them at your own pace.

 

Challenge 2 – Today I would like you to complete the arithmetic paper attached below.  Can you beat your time and score from your previous arithmetic paper?  The answers are included on the last page.

 

English

Challenge 1 – 10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2 – It’s Friday and you know what that means.  Reading comprehension day!  Follow the link below to today’s reading comprehension (the mark scheme is also included so you and an adult in your house can mark your answers).

https://QYWETOJ.exampro.net

Thursday 23rd April

Maths

Challenge 1 – 15 minutes on Timestable Rockstars

Challenge 2 – This week you have been working on finding the area and perimeter now have a go at these questions.  Click the link to take you to the questions.

https://VOSIKYN.exampro.net

 

English

Challenge 1 It’s spelling test day!  It has been great to see so many of you regularly using Spelling Shed – a special well done to Freya, Luke and Remmy who all completed over 50 games! Ask someone in your house to give you a spelling test.  Spelling shed will be updated today and here are your new spellings for this week: apparent, committee, curiosity, guarantee, lightning, parliament, recommend, soldier, vegetable, especially

 

Challenge 2 – Today I want you to write the ending to your story.  Remember the ending of a story is just as important as the beginning and middle so think carefully about how you write this to make sure the quality of your writing is consistent throughout the whole story. 

 

Once you have completed your story, go through it carefully and proof read it and edit anything that could be changed and improved.  Look carefully for:

  • Spelling mistakes
  • All sentences make sense
  • It has all been punctuated correctly (particularly commas after a fronted adverbial)
  • Any word choices or sentences which can be up levelled and improved
  • You have a clear beginning, middle and end
  • You have used and correctly punctuated speech

Wednesday 22nd April

Maths

Challenge 1 – Daily 10 –https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Purple tab choose Level 6  

Blue tab choose ordering

Green tab choose (smallest first) ten, ones and tenths

You may choose whether you want to challenge yourself and choose a time limit or choose ‘manual’ to work through them at your own pace.

 

Challenge 2 – Today we are going to be looking at finding the area.  Remember the area is the amount of space the inside of the shape takes up.  Use these espresso activities to help you recap about finding the area.

You can access espresso using this website

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/home/index.html?source=topnav

Username:  student22316        Password:  abc123

Once you are on the homepage click on key stage 2 then maths

Find the activity ‘area and perimeter’ and click on it.

Click the little TV symbol which will take you to some videos and watch the video titled ‘What is area?’ and ‘Finding the area’.

Once you have watched this video have a go at the activities to the right of each video.

‘Calculating area,’ and ‘Area and perimeter quiz.

 

English

Challenge 1 - 10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2 – Today you are going to write the middle part of your story.  When writing this, think carefully about how you can build up tension/excitement to keep the reader interested and entertained. 

  • Show don’t tell – ‘every hair on the back of her neck stood on end’ rather than ‘she was really scared’
  • Think carefully about your word choices - make them powerful and effective.
  • Think carefully about how you can use dramatic effects e.g. repetition, short sentences, the more, the more sentences, outside (inside) sentences.
  • Effectively use your punctuation.

 

Tuesday 21st April

Maths

Challenge 1 – 15 minutes on Timestables Rockstars

Challenge 2 – Yesterday you worked on perimeter.  Now have a go at these questions.  Click the link to take you to the questions.

https://BERIJEL.exampro.net

 

 

English

Challenge 1 –10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2- Today you are going to write the beginning to your story.  You may hand write your story or if you’d prefer to type it on a computer that is fine.

In this part of your story it is important that you set the scene and introduce your characters.  I have attached a model of the beginning of my story based on my modelled plan from yesterday.  I want you to include speech in your story so please think carefully about how to punctuate this.

Remember:

  • New speaker, new line
  • A capital letter when opening speech marks, “Hello,”
  • Punctuation before you close the speech marks.  This could be a . , ! or ?  “Hello!
  • When speech is split with narrative you do not need to use a capital letter when starting the continued speech. (e.g. “I love ice cream,” Sarah explained, “especially chocolate flavoured.”)
  • You should never have closed then opened speech marks straight after each other “Hello.””Hi” x

 

Monday 20th April

Good morning year 6. 

I hope you have all had a lovely Easter break with your families and you haven't eaten too much chocolate!  I know some of you have been busy practising your toilet roll football skills and it was lovely to see the video you put together.  If you completed a project over the Easter break, well done! I hope that I will get chance to see these at some point in the future and remember, if you have not managed to complete it yet, you still can.

Our summer term officially starts today and so I will be starting to post daily Maths and English challenges again.  Remember to also check your pick and mix for any activities you have not yet completed.  

Remember, stay home and stay safe.

 

I'm missing you all very much.

Mrs Haslam

Maths

Challenge 1 - Daily 10 –https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Purple tab choose Level 6  

Blue tab choose subtraction

Green tab choose difference between +ve and –ve numbers

You may choose whether you want to challenge yourself and choose a time limit or choose ‘manual’ to work through them at your own pace.

 

Challenge 2 – Today we are going to be looking at perimeter.  Remember the perimeter is the distance all the way around a shape.  Use these espresso activities to help you recap finding the perimeter.

You can access espresso using this website

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/home/index.html?source=topnav

(Username:  student22316        Password:  abc123)

Once you are on the homepage click on key stage 2 then maths

Find the activity ‘area and perimeter’ and click on it.

Click the little TV symbol which will take you to some videos and watch the video titled ‘What is perimeter?’

Once you have watched this video have a go at the activities to the right of the video. ‘Measuring perimeter’ - using the ruler you need to measure the sides, label them and work out the perimeter (there are no answers given so you may need to get an adult to check).  

If you want a further challenge also try, ‘Around the outside’.

 

English

Challenge 1 - 10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2 – This week in English we are going to be doing some creative writing.  Your task for today is to plan a short story.  Your story can be about whatever you want it to be about.  In your plan you need to think about:

  • The characters
  • The Setting
  • The plot (beginning, middle and end)
  • Words phrases which may be useful for descriptions.

I have attached a modelled plan which you can use to help you plan your story or you can use other planning methods which we have previously used such as a story map – it is completely up to you.  Please make sure in your plan the plot of your story is clear and you have a clear beginning, middle and end.

In case you are struggling to come up with an idea for your story, I have included some picture stimulus which you may find helpful and may spark an idea for your story.

Remember, this is your story it can be about whatever you like!

 

 

Easter Projec

 

Well done year 6 for all your hard work over these past few weeks.  We are now on our 2 week Easter break! I will not be setting you daily work to complete over the break, instead I am going to be setting you an Easter project.  See the attached document to find out more about your project brief.  Please remember to also read regularly and keep logging onto Timestable Rockstars and Spelling Shed (Luke well done on already completing 39 games - fantastic work). If any of you do find yourself at a 'loose end' remember you may have 'Pick and Mix' challenges that you have not yet completed and there is also a list of websites below which you can visit for additional work.

 

Have a wonderful Easter break with your families year 6. 

You will next hear from me on Monday 20th April.

 

Take care year 6 and stay safe

 

Mrs Haslam

 

Friday 3rd April

Good morning year 6 and a big well done on completing your second week of home learning.  After today, you are officially on your 2 week Easter break.  As I know you have all worked so hard over these past few weeks and months, I will not be setting you daily work over the Easter holidays.  Instead, I will be giving you some project based work.  So, please make sure that you check this page on Monday for your Easter task.  Enjoy your Easter break - I've got my fingers crossed that last weeks good weather will return!

Maths

Challenge 1 – Daily 10 –https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

           Purple tab choose Level 6  

           Blue tab choose subtraction

Green tab choose ones and tenths

You may choose whether you want to challenge yourself and choose a time limit or choose ‘manual’ to work through them at your own pace.

 

Challenge 2 – Today I would like you to complete the arithmetic paper attached below.  I am going to set you one of these every Friday so you could time yourself and record your scores each week to see if you improve.  The answers are included on the last page.

 

English

Challenge 1 – 10 minutes practising spellings on Spelling Shed

Challenge 2 – It’s Friday and you know what that means.  Reading comprehension day!  Follow the link below to today’s reading comprehension (the mark scheme is also included so you and an adult in your house can mark your answers).

https://EEXYMYF.exampro.net

 

 

Thursday 2nd April

Maths

Challenge 1 – 15 minutes on Timestable Rockstars

Challenge 2 – Complete these problems about 3D shapes and their nets.  If you have any problems, revisit the website from yesterday’s lesson (you may need to draw some of the questions out in your work book to complete them).

https://EOOYNII.exampro.net

 

English

Challenge 1 It’s spelling test day! Ask someone in your house to give you your spelling test.  It has been great to see so many of you regularly using Spelling Shed – a special well done to Remmy, Libby, Julie and Joe who have all completed over 30 games this week!  Spelling shed will be updated today and here are your new spellings for this week: ancient, cemetery, criticise, equipped, government, leisure, opportunity, recognise, sincerely, variety

 

Challenge 2 – Pick 5 of your spelling words and write 5 sentences using the words in context.  Please make sure that you think carefully about your sentences and make sure they are to ‘year 6 expectation.’  Also, if you are unsure what one of the words means, look it up in the dictionary.

Here is an example: 

Before leaving for camp, I made sure I was equipped with all the necessary essentials – a tent, a torch and my sleeping bag. 

 

Challenge 3 – Revisit your formal letter from yesterday.  Proof read it carefully and edit any mistakes.  Look carefully for:

  • spelling mistakes (use a dictionary or an online dictionary to check spellings)
  • all sentences make sense
  • it has all been punctuated correctly (particularly commas after a fronted adverbial)
  • any word choices or sentences which can be up levelled and improved
  • formal language has been throughout (no contractions)

Wednesday 1st April

Good morning year 6.  I hope you are all well.  I have added a website to the useful links below (https://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2020-03-26/kids-entertainment-tv/) which has a list of educational TV programmes and online videos which have been created and are hosted by celebrities.  They cover a range of subjects including:  PE, Geography, Science, Maths, Gardening, Dance, Cooking, Music and History.  Take a look to see if any of these take your fancy - some of you may already be using these.   

 

English

Challenge 1 - 10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2 – Today you are going to write your letter to Professor Yobbish persuading him to ban dragon training.  Remember this is a formal letter so make sure it is set out appropriately and that formal language is used throughout.  Also, remember that contractions (words put together using an apostrophe e.g can’t) should not be used in formal writing.  Please make sure that you refer back to yesterday’s check list for your success criteria

 

 

Maths

Challenge 1 – Daily 10 –https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

           Purple tab choose Level 6  

           Blue tab choose subtraction

Green tab choose ones and tenths minus tenths

You may choose whether you want to challenge yourself and choose a time limit or choose ‘manual’ to work through them at your own pace.

 

Challenge 2 Today we are going to look at 3D shapes and their nets.  Use the link below, watch the video and work through the activity.  I then want you to complete the matching shape activity attached below.  Once you have completed this I want you to make a net of 3 different 3D shapes and fold them together to make a 3d shape.  Make sure you measure your sides carefully to make sure your net is accurate.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zt7xk2p/articles/z247tv4

Tuesday 31st March

Maths

Challenge 1 – 15 minutes on Timestables Rockstars

Challenge 2 – Complete these problems about 2d shapes.  If you have any problems, revisit the website from yesterday’s lesson.

 https://BYLUEUK.exampro.net

 

 

English

Challenge 1 –10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2-.   Following on from last week’s work on, ‘How to Train your Dragon’, this week I want you to plan a letter of persuasion.  I want you to plan a formal letter to Professor Yobbish to persuade him to ban dragon training.

You need to think about:

Introduction:  Explaining who you are and your reason for writing.

Supporting paragraphs:  You need to think of three reasons why it should be banned and support these reasons with evidence.

Final paragraph:  Summing up your letter and explaining what you want to happen as a result.

You may also want to think about using:

  • Rhetorical questions
  • Powerful vocabulary (appalled, outraged, disgusted)
  • Statistical (made up) evidence to support your argument (survey)
  • Flattery (I'm sure a gentleman in your position can understand......)
  • Sign off in an appropriate way (Your sincerely)

 

I have attached a word bank which you may find helpful and also a model letter which may help you.

Monday 30th  March

Good morning year 6,

                                   I hope you've all had a relaxing weekend after your first week of learning from home.  Hopefully, you have all settled into your new 'home timetable' and it's working well for you and all your family.  I'm sure many of you are already taking part in this, but in case you were unaware Joe Wicks is doing a daily PE session at 9 o'clock - you can find it by following this link https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/videos.

 

Here are your Monday activities.

 

Maths

Challenge 1 - Daily 10 –https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

           Purple tab choose Level 6  

           Blue  tab choose subtraction

Green tab choose One minus tenths

You may choose whether you want to challenge yourself and choose a time limit or choose ‘manual’ to work through them at your own pace.

 

Challenge 2 – We are going to revisit shape this week and today we are going to look at 2d shape.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvmxsbk use this link to take you to a range of activities about shape.  I want you to look at, ‘How to identify different polygons,’ ‘What are the types of triangles,’ and ‘What are the parts of a circle,’ (we have not yet covered circles in class however we have talked about them and this video and activity should help with your understanding).  Watch each of the videos and then complete the activities. 

 

English

Challenge 1 - 10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2 – This week we are going to be looking at the use of formal language in speech and writing.  I have attached a powerpoint which you can work through to refresh your memory on the use of formal language.  I then want you to complete the attached worksheet.

 

 

Friday 27th March

Maths

Challenge 1 – Daily 10 –https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

            Purple tab choose Level 6  

            Blue tab choose subtraction

 Green tab choose Five digit numbers

You may choose whether you want to challenge yourself and choose a time limit or choose ‘manual’ to work through them at your own pace.

 

Challenge 2 – Click the link to direct you to some problems about factors which you can complete in your work book

https://MUYIGUU.exampro.net

 

English

Challenge 1 – 10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2 – It’s Friday and you know what that means.  Reading comprehension day!  Follow the link below to today’s reading comprehension.

https://XINOCOY.exampro.net

 

 

 

 

Thursday 26th March

Maths

Challenge 1 – 15 minutes on Timestable Rockstars

Challenge 2 – Follow the link below to take you to a maths activity based on prime factors.  Remember a factor is a number that divides into another number exactly without any remainders.  A prime factor is a factor that is a prime number and can be found using a factor tree which you will be doing in the below activity.

https://www.transum.org/Maths/Activity/Prime/

 

 

English

Challenge 1 It’s spelling test day!  Ask someone in your house to give you a spelling test.  Spelling shed will be updated today and here are your new spellings for this week: amateur, category, correspond, environment, frequently, language, occur, queue, signature, twelfth

 

Challenge 2 – Write 5 sentences which include this week’s spellings.  Please make sure that you think carefully about your sentences and make sure they are to ‘year 6 expectation.’  Also, if you are unsure what one of the words means, look it up in the dictionary.

Here is an example: 

Practising your spellings frequently, will definitely help you achieve 10/10 in your weekly spelling test.

 

Challenge 3 – Revisit your balanced argument which you wrote yesterday.  Proof read it carefully and edit any mistakes.  Look carefully for:

  • Spelling mistakes
  • All sentences make sense
  • Correct punctuation  (particularly commas after a fronted adverbial)
  • Any word choices or sentences which can be up levelled and improved

Wednesday 25th March

Maths - I've added a Maths link in the 'useful websites' below to a Maths resource which some of you may find useful.

Challenge 1 – Daily 10 –https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Purple tab choose Level 6  

Blue tab choose addition

Green tab choose Ones and Tenths + Tenths

You may choose whether you want to challenge yourself and choose a time limit or choose ‘manual’ to work through them at your own pace.

 

Challenge 2 - Click the link to direct you to some problems involving multiples which you can complete in your work book

https://JAVOTOQ.exampro.net

 

English

Challenge 1 - 10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2 – Today you are going to write your balanced argument about whether it is right to capture, tame and train a dragon.  Make sure your writing includes:

  • an introduction
  • 2 arguments for
  • 2 arguments against
  • A final conclusion with your opinion.
  • A wide range of punctuation (? – ( ) ;)
  • Links between paragraphs to make your writing cohesive (In addition to this, furthermore, on the other hand etc)

Tuesday 24th March

Maths

Challenge 1 – 15 minutes on Timestables Rockstars

Challenge 2 – Sorting multiples.  Click the link below.  Complete at least 3 of the carroll diagrams

https://www.teacherled.com/iresources/charts/carrolls/

 

English

Challenge 1 –10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2- Our recent English work has been based on the book, ‘How to train your Dragon’.  Today I want you to plan a balanced argument about whether it is right to capture, tame and train a dragon.  Think about 2 arguments for and 2 against.

I have attached a planning grid to help you plan if you wish to use it and I have also attached a word bank which you may find useful.

Monday 23rd March

Maths

Challenge 1 - Daily 10 –https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

           Purple tab choose Level 6  

           Blue tab choose addition

Green tab choose Five-digit number

You may choose whether you want to challenge yourself and choose a time limit or choose ‘manual’ to work through them at your own pace.

 

Challenge 2 - Click the link to direct you to some addition and subtraction problems which you can complete in your work book

https://SIPAOII.exampro.net

 

English

Challenge 1 - 10 minutes practising spellings on spelling shed

Challenge 2 – Complete the synonyms worksheet attached.  Remember a synonym is a word which means the same as another word

 

 

Useful websites

 

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

Spelling Shed: https://www.spellingshed.com/en

Espresso (coding and topic): https://central.espresso.co.uk/    Username: student22316 Password: abc123

The Maths Factor (Carol Vorderman's Maths): https://www.themathsfactor.com/

TV and online educational programmes hosted by celebrities: https://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2020-03-26/kids-entertainment-tv/

 

 

Oxford Owl Reading

 

 

Here is a link to a free online reading scheme with a variety of children's e-books.

(click on the picture to begin)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring

During our spring term we will be covering a Geography topic for the first half term followed by a history topic in the second half of the term.  In our Geography topic we will be covering several geography objectives including locating and identifying biomes and climate zones, finding out more about Britain's trade links and using ordinance survey maps to find out more about Britain.

 

Our history topic for the second half term is 'Who were the Romans and how did they change Britain?'  In this topic we will be finding out more about why the Romans invaded Britain, how they advanced the British society and also about some of the key figures such as Boudica and Emperor Hadrian.

 

To find out more about what we are covering in other areas of the curriculum, click the link below for our spring newsletter.

 

Key Information

Homework - given out on a Thursday to be returned by Tuesday

Spellings - to be learnt weekly ready for a spelling test on Thursday

Reading - 4 times a week and planners are signed on a Friday

PE - our PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday

 

Dates for your diary

Wednesday 29th Jan - Young Voices

Friday 7th Feb - Class assembly

Thursday 27th Feb - BBC to work with year 6

Thursday 5th Feb - World Book Day

Monday 9th March - Interhouse cross country competition

Tuesday 10th March - Science Day

Thursday 12th March - Mini Medics

 

SATS Week - w/b Monday 11th May

Monday 11th May - Paper 1 Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

                                 Paper 2 - Spelling

 

Tuesday 12th May - Reading

 

Wednesday 13th May - Maths Paper 1 - Arithmetic

                                      Maths Paper 2 -  Reasoning

 

Thursday 14th May -     Maths Paper 3 - Reasoning

 

 

Autumn

We hope you all had a wonderful summer and are ready for the new academic year.

This term our main topic is Geography based titled,

'Will we ever see the water we drink again?'

As part of this topic we will be finding out more about the importance of water as well as the water the cycle.  We are also going to be taking part in a water workshop on Tuesday 17th September.

 

Our Autumn newsletters is now available to view by clicking on the link below. 

 

Class Assembly - Friday 4th October

 

Y6 PE days are Tuesdays and Fridays.

 

Please keep checking this page to keep up to date with all the latest news from Y6.

 

 

 

 

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