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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6 

2020 - 2021

 

Welcome to the Year 6 web page, please check here for regular updates throughout the year for information related to our class curriculum, along with news, key information and dates, important updates and photographs of the exciting things and work that we have been getting up to. 

 

**Please note that in the event of another lock down and the need for home learning to recommence, all work will be accessed from our class page and Purple Mash will resume as a means of communication between myself and the children. We will now also use GoogleClassroom once a day as a means of virtual communication (please see the document attached below on how to use this. The children have been talked through how to use this in school and their log-ins and passwords are in their planners). 

 

Miss Wilding smiley

Home Learning

 

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Good morning Year 6 - I hope you all had a great day yesterday.

 

I saw some super pieces of art work from some of you yesterday, which was great! I can't wait to see how they develop over the next few lessons and see our finished pieces! smiley

 

Well done to those of you too, who have seen Mrs Devney in the afternoon this week, she has been very impressed with how hard you've been working from home. 

 

See below for today's tasks and I will see you all at 9am! 

 

Have a great day -

Miss Wilding laugh

 

 

Today’s task -

 

Maths:

Starter

To start with today, I would like you to spend 10/15 minutes on TimeTableRockStars. I will be checking to see who has been online.

 

Main Task –

Today in Maths we are going to be looking at dividing fractions by integers (whole numbers).

 

e.g. 2/5 ÷ 3 =

 

Remember our first step when working with fractions and whole numbers is to change our whole numbers to fractions (we do this by putting them over one).

 

2/5 ÷ 3/1 =

 

Then remember ‘keep, change, flip’ : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLpaYFwthGY

 

So to do 2/5 ÷ 3/1 =

I would ‘keep, change, flip’.

 

I would first keep 2/5 the same.

Then I would change my divide ÷ into a multiply x

Finally I flip 3/1 to 1/3.

 

So I end up doing 2/5 x 1/3 = 2/15

 

Watch this video which explains more (it doesn’t use ‘keep, change, flip’, but it does show visually what is happening well using diagrams): https://vimeo.com/476254074

 

Complete the questions below.

 

 

Guided Reading:

Today you will be answering questions based on Chapter Three. Remember to read through the text as you do this and use evidence from the text to support your answers. Please write your answers using full sentences.

 

Chapter Three: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WExLGiwxuE

English:

Today in English we are going to continue looking at the video ‘Little Freak’.

I am sure you will agree with me that from the video, we are on the young boy’s side. We feel very sorry for him and can’t believe his father is okay to treat him like that, especially when the young boy expresses to his father how unhappy he is.

 

Today you are going to plan out a persuasive letter to write to the father from the boy. Therefore, you are writing in 1st person, as the young boy. You are going to be writing to persuade him to let you out of the ‘Freak-Show’ and to follow your dream of working with wood.

 

Think about what you found out in the video yesterday that you may want to include in your letter. What might the boy say to persuade his father to let him leave the show and pursue his dreams?

 

Remember today you are just coming up with a plan (you can bullet point your ideas), you are not writing out the whole letter; however, your plan does need to be well thought out and detailed to help with tomorrow’s writing. Use the document below to help you set out your plan and structure your ideas for your writing tomorrow.

Afternoon:

 

This afternoon we are going to be doing Science.

 

Today we are going to look at the respiratory system – thinking about how does the oxygen we breathe in gets from the air, then our lungs and into our blood.

 

Work through the slides in the PowerPoint, your task is outlined within.

 

 

Tuesday 19th January 2021

 

Good morning Year 6, I hope you all had a great start to your week yesterday and hope that those of you who had your group with Mrs Devney in the afternoon enjoyed getting to review some areas from the past couple of weeks, as well as seeing Mrs Devney of course. Make sure you check out the timetable below and double check you can make your day - if they are any issues just let me know and I will sort it out. 

 

Can I ask as well that you only log on to our live Meets a few minutes before our sessions are due to start and that you keep your microphones off while waiting. Please can I also put out a gentle reminder to you as well Year 6, that while on our live Meets in the morning, I have the same expectations as if we were in school; therefore, I do not wish to see anyone sitting on their phones during our sessions in the morning. 

 

Have a great day and see you all at 9am,

Miss Wilding laugh

Today’s task -

 

Maths:

Starter

To start with today, I would like you to spend 10/15 minutes on TimeTableRockStars. I will be checking to see who has been online.

 

Main Task –

Today we are going to be multiplying fractions by integers (whole numbers).

 

Remember when we do this we first have to change our whole number in to a fraction first. This is easy, we can just put it over 1.

 

e.g. 3 = 3/1

 

So if I have 2/3 x 3 =

 

I would do:    2/3 x 3/1 =

I then just times my numerators and denominators: 2/3 x 3/1 = 6/3

I can simplify 6/3 to 2.

 

If I have a mixed number times a whole number, I need to remember to changed my mixed number in to an improper fraction first and my whole number in to a fraction too.

 

So if I have 1 2/5 x 4 =

I would do 7/5 x 4/1 =

I then just times my numerators and denominators: do 7/5 x 4/1 = 28/5

I can simplify 28/5 to 5 3/5.

 

Watch the video here to explain more: https://vimeo.com/475426110 

 

Complete the questions below.

Guided Reading:

 

I hoped you enjoyed seeing the story unfold a little more in Chapter 3 yesterday.

 

Today, I would like you to define the words in the document below. You can use a dictionary, the internet or an Alexa/Siri to help you. I also want you to find out what type of word it is too (noun, verb …).

 

Once you have defined all of these words, I would like you to then read chapter three again and think about each of these words when you come across them and how your understanding of these words develops when you read them in the sentences.

 

If there are any other words you come across that you are unsure of make sure to look them up too.

 

Chapter Three: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WExLGiwxuE

English:

 

In English this week, we are going to be using the following video to help up with our tasks: https://vimeo.com/73825736 

 

Today I want you to watch the video carefully, you might want to watch it through a few times and then answer the questions in the document below. 

When answering the questions, I want you to write your answers in full, well-developed and detailed sentences. Really think about how the video has influenced your thoughts and feeling and try to get this across in your answers today. 

 

I can't wait to hear what you think about the video. 

Afternoon:

This afternoon we are going to be doing Art.

Today you are going to have a go at creating your own Picasso inspired self-portraits. Remember a self-portrait is an image of you, done by you.

 

When drawing your image today, I want you to think about the artwork of Picasso’s you saw last week and try to replicate his style in your work today.

You are going to draw half of your portrait from the front and the other half from your side profile.

 

Remember Picasso’s artwork was very bright and colourful and he also played around with the position of key facial features too.

 

Take a look at the images below for inspiration.

 

Today I would expect you to complete the outline of your drawing - I want you to really take your time with it! We will be adding colour and finishing them off next week! 

 

 

Monday 18th January 2021

Good morning Year 6 - I hope you have all had a lovely weekend and are ready for another week! 

 

Mrs Devney will be running some afternoon groups this week at 1:30pm each day, check out the timetable below to see what day you are on. 

 

Don't forget this week's spellings are up on SpellingShed and you should be finding a few moments in your week to practise them before your test on Thursday. I hope you are all managing to make some time for reading in your week too - don't forget to let me know about the books you have been reading!
 

Make sure to read through today's tasks set out below carefully and I will see you at 9am!

 

Have a great day, 

Miss Wilding laugh

 

 

Today’s task -

 

Maths:

Starter

To start with today, I would like you to spend 10/15 minutes on TimeTableRockStars. I will be checking to see who has been online.

 

Main Task –

Today in Maths we are going to be looking at multiplying fractions by fractions.

Remember this is one of the easiest operations to do with fractions, as all you need to do is multiply the numerators and then multiply the denominators.

 

e.g. 2/3 x 3/5 = 6/15

 

If you can try to put your answer in to their simplest forms.

 

e.g.  2/6 x 6/8 = 12/48 = 1/4 

 

Watch the video here to explain more: https://vimeo.com/476253821

 

Complete the questions below.

Guided Reading:

 

Today, I would like you to read Chapter Three (this is attached below). You can read this on your own, with an adult if you have one who is free at home, or listen using this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WExLGiwxuE

English:

Today we are going to focus our English on SPaG. We are going to look at identifying phrases within sentences.

Work through the slides in the PowerPoint below and complete the tasks within.

Afternoon:

This afternoon we are going to be doing Geography.

Today you are going to be looking at and locating different biomes and climate zones around the world. It is important that you read through all the slides and information in the PowerPoint carefully. Today’s task is outlined in the PowerPoint.

 

 

Friday 15th January 2021

Good morning everyone – I hope you have all had a fantastic week and are ready for a well-deserved rest this weekend! Don’t forget to let me know what you are getting up to. Let's keep our fingers crossed that this rainy weather clears up so we can get outside. 

 

Remember your new spellings have gone on to SpellingShed today and I have added them in a document below for you to use too.

 

See you all at 9am.

 

Have a great weekend,

Miss Wilding laugh

 

 

Today’s task -

 

Maths:

Starter

We are going to have a refresh of multiplying and dividing by 10, 100, 1000. Remember for these types of questions we do not need to use a formal written method. We simply either move our digits to the left (multiply) or right (dividing). The number of 0s tells us how many places we move our numbers.

 

10 = we move one place

100 = we move two places

1000 = we move three places

 

Remember when multiplying our number will get bigger. When dividing our number will get smaller. This is the sort of detail you should be checking at the end of your arithmetic paper.

 

E.g.

 

125 x 10 = 1250

125 ÷ 10 = 12.5

 

45 x 100 = 4500

45 ÷ 100 = 0.45

 

6.7 x 1000 = 6700

6.7 ÷ 1000 = 0.0067

 

Click this link if you need more help: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7r492p

 

Have a go at these Qs:

 

  1. 467 x 100 =
  2. 569 ÷ 10 =
  3. 8.9 x 10 =
  4. 16704 ÷ 1000 =
  5. 0.07 x 1000 =

 

Main Task –

Complete the arithmetic paper attached below.

Guided Reading:

 

Today I want you to think about Mr Tumnus and what we have found out about him so far and his character/personality. I want you to create a character profile of Mr Tumnus.

Include information on his appearance, his job, his home, his personality. Use the text to gather this information and use evidence where appropriate too.

 

You can present this however you like, but I would like a combination of writing and images too.  

 

Chapter Two: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0vUihS2KEQ

English:

Today you are going to complete your Reading Comprehension task. I would like you to read the text below.

 

Make sure to read the text carefully and use it while answering the questions. Read the questions carefully too and look for key words which tell you how to answer the question. Make sure to reread your answer and check you have actually answered the question that has been asked. Also think about the techniques the teacher used in yesterday’s videos too.

 

Once you have completed it I would like you to mark it. If you have made any mistakes please go back to the text and find where the support evidence to the answer was, to help you understand how it should have been answered.

Afternoon:

 

This afternoon we will be doing PE and ICT.

 

For PE today I would like you to get your bodies moving and hearts pumping by following this routine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSi2ix1i180&list=PLyCLoPd4VxBuS4UeyHMccVAjpWaNbGomt

Pay attention to the different moves you are doing and how they link together as next week you will be creating your own workout circuit.     

 

For ICT click the link: https://coding.discoveryeducation.co.uk/block/learn?locale=en-gb#refresher-level-15-5e5d0d09570d8d36569de096

 

Username: student22316

Password: abc123

 

Today we are going to start looking at our first of the Year 6 lessons.

 

At the side click Level 6, then more complex variable.  Today you are going to work through the first lesson ‘shape shifting’. Make sure to watch the explanation video first and then have a go yourself. 

 

 

Friday afternoons in school would mean it is Golden Time, it is important that you make some time to reward yourself for  all the hard work you have put in this week. However, I would like you to try and do this without the use of ‘screen time’, think about activities you could do such as colouring, reading, board games or getting creative! Let me know what you decide to do and if you have any ideas you could share with the rest of us.

 

 

Thursday 14th January 2021

Good morning Year 6 - I hope you are all ready for another day of home learning! Today is Thursday so remember to carry out your spelling test at some point today. I have uploaded this week's words for you below to test yourselves with. Remember your new words will go up tomorrow.

 

Have a great day, I will see you all at 9am.

Miss Wilding laugh

Today’s task -

 

Maths:

Starter

To start with today, I would like you to spend 10/15 minutes on TimeTableRockStars. I will be checking to see who has been online.

 

Main Task –

Today we are going to look at subtracting mixed numbers.

 

When subtracting we can convert our mixed numbers in to improper fractions like we did yesterday. Then we need to check we have common denominators and finally we subtract them.

 

e.g. 3 2/5 – 1 1/2 =

 

17/5 – 3/2 =

My common denominator is 10 here. I need to think what do I do to 5 to get 10, then do the same to my numerator. Then think what do I do to 2 to get 10, then do the same to my numerator.

 

34/10 – 15/10 = 19/10

 

If you are confident, you can convert your answer back in to a mixed number.

 

19/10 = 1 9/10

 

Watch the video here which explains more: https://vimeo.com/471345369

 

Now complete the questions below.

Guided Reading:

Today I would like you to think about the tea Mr Tumnus gave Lucy.

 

I would like you to create a poster today which would advertise: ‘Tea with Mr Tumnus’.

Think about the food that is offered, the entertainment and also the host.  

 

You could even try out some of these things for yourself and set up your own 'Tea with Mr Tumnus' - please make sure to check with your parents first though! 

 

Chapter Two: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0vUihS2KEQ

English:

Today in English you are going to complete your setting writing from yesterday if you have not already done so.

 

Then I would like you to watch this video: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-develop-a-rich-understanding-of-words-associated-with-cities-71k36c?activity=video&step=1

Think about how the teacher uses synonyms to up-level her sentences.

 

I want you to now go through your writing and see where you can up-level it. Could you do this by using more ambitious synonym choices? Adding in additional prepositional phrases? Varying your sentence structures and openers? Can you take any ideas from the videos you have watched this week? Finally, check through your spellings and punctuation choices.

 

When watching the film-clip, I can really see and feel the build-up of the atmosphere and tension within the scene and the setting too. Do we get that from your writing?

 

Afternoon:

 

This afternoon we are going to do French and RE.

 

French

In French this term you would have been looking at buildings in the town with Mrs Hughes.

 

Take a look at the following videos. Listen to the teacher and repeat the words back to her:

 

Listen up to 3 minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBj8hF40dlY

Listen up to 3 minutes 30 seconds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVjLNBREqOo&t=233s

 

Once you have watched through the videos and had a go at practising and repeating the words back in French, have a go at the worksheet below matching the French and English words up.

 

 

RE

Our RE focus question this term is -What matters most to Christians and Humanists?

Today we are going to look at our LC2: To find out what a Humanist is.

 

Click on this link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/znk647h/articles/zmqpkmn

 

Watch the video clip and read through the information on what a Humanist is.

I would then like you to write up what you have found out today about Humanists. Can you compare them to any other religions you know about?

 

 

Wednesday 13th January 2021

Good morning everyone, well done on another super day of home learning yesterday. I really loved seeing all the great pieces of Art work you did yesterday afternoon on Picasso and all the interesting facts you found out! Imagine having 23 words in your name, I wonder if he ever forgot one?

 

Please see below for today's work and I will see you all at 9am. 

 

Miss Wilding laugh

 

Today’s task -

 

Maths:

Starter

To start with today, I would like you to spend 10/15 minutes on TimeTableRockStars. I will be checking to see who has been online.

 

Main Task –

 

Today we are going to be looking at mixed numbers, remember a mixed number is part whole, part fraction (1 ½ ).

 

When adding mixed numbers, we need to know how to convert a mixed number in to an improper fraction (top heavy fraction).

 

e.g. 1 1/2 = 3/2

 

We do this by multiplying the denominator by our whole number and then adding on the numerator.

 

e.g. 2 2/5  = 12/5

 

When we want to add mixed numbers we convert both mixed numbers in to improper fractions first.

 

You will then need to make sure they have the same denominator, if not find a common denominator.

 

The finally add them together.

 

e.g. 2 1/4 + 1 2/3 =

 

9/4 + 5/3 =

27/12 + 20/12 = 47/12

 

If you are confident, you can convert your answer back in to a mixed number.

 

47/12 = 3 11/12

 

Watch the video here which explains more: https://vimeo.com/471345176

 

Now complete the questions below.

 

Guided Reading:

Today you will be answering questions based on Chapter Two. Remember to read through the text as you do this and use evidence from the text to support your answers. Please write your answers using full sentences.

 

Chapter Two: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0vUihS2KEQ

English:

Today in English we are going to carry on thinking about describing  the setting of Victorian London.

Yesterday, you focused on the nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs you could use. Today I want you to think about how we could develop your writing even further by including prepositional phrases.

 

Watch and work through this video here, make sure to add some prepositional phrases to yesterday’s mind-map: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-generate-descriptive-vocabulary-cmv62c

Once you have watched the video and added some prepositional phrases to your mind-map, you are going to being your piece of writing.

 

You are going to base your piece of writing on the film-clip within the video. You can also use ideas you have gathered about Victorian London from the images and discussions in yesterday’s video too. I want your writing to really focus on the setting, make sure to use the vocabulary you have come up with on your mind-map, including the prepositional phrases you added in today.

 

If you are stuck on how to get started use my opener here:

Deep within the streets of London, a thick layer of smog blanketed the cobbled streets.

 

Afternoon:

 

This afternoon we are going to be doing Science and starting our new topic for the term focused around the question ‘What would a journey through your body look like?’

 

Today we are going to look at the circulatory system – thinking about what it is and identifying and naming parts of the body with in it.

 

Work through the slides in the PowerPoint, your task is outlined within.

 

 

Tuesday 12th January 2021

 

Good morning Year 6 - I hope you all had a great start to your week yesterday!

 

Please take a look below for today's tasks and I will see you at 9am. 

 

Have a great day, 

Miss Wilding laugh

Today’s task -

 

Maths:

Starter

To start with today, I would like you to spend 10/15 minutes on TimeTableRockStars. I will be checking to see who has been online.

 

Main Task –

Today we are going to continue looking at adding and subtracting fractions. Yesterday we looked at finding common denominators, as remember our denominators must be the same when adding and subtracting.

 

Sometimes you only need to change one fraction, but sometime you will need to change both.

 

Example

 

1/3 + 1/4 =

Here I cannot change my 3 in to the 4 or vice versa. We have to find a common multiple of 3 and 4. Remember, whatever you do to the bottom you must do to the top too.

 

4/12 + 3/12 = 7/12

Watch the video here to explain more: https://vimeo.com/471344877

 

Complete the questions below.

Guided Reading:

I hoped you enjoyed getting to find out a bit more about Lucy and Mr Tumnus yesterday.

 

Today, I would like you to define the words in the document below. You can use a dictionary, the internet or an Alexa/Siri to help you. I also want you to find out what type of word it is too (noun, verb …).

 

Once you have defined all of these words, I would like you to then read chapter two again and think about each of these words when you come across them and how your understanding of these words develops when you read them in the sentences.

 

If there are any other words you come across that you are unsure of make sure to look them up too.

 

Chapter Two: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0vUihS2KEQ

English:

Today in English we are going to be expanding on the work we did yesterday on word classes to help us create a plan for a piece of writing we are going to do this week.

 

I want you to watch this video here: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-build-knowledge-of-the-historical-context-of-the-narrative-crt68r

Whilst watching it, I really want you to engage with the discussions and questions from the teacher and really think about what she is asking you.

 

Use the film clip within the video, as well as the images and the extra information shown and discussed to create a mind-map split in to the following heading: Nouns, Adjectives, Verbs and Adverbs. Add as many words and phrases to each section as you can to create a really detail vocabulary map that could be used when writing about Victorian London.

 

Make sure to ‘magpie’ lots of the teachers ideas and you can also use this online thesaurus too: https://kidthesaurus.com/

 

Afternoon:

This afternoon we are going to be doing some art. This term we were going to be looking at Pablo Picasso, some of you may have heard of him before.

 

For today’s task, I want you to create a fact file about Pablo Picasso. Find out key information about him and his life, when he became an artist, what kind of art he made, what are his most famous pieces, where can you find his pieces now?

 

You can present this however you wish. As it is art, it would be great to see you getting creative with how you set today’s work out. Use lots of fun shapes and colours for your information boxes and support your writing with illustrations.

 

You may find these links useful:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zwyr87h

https://www.ducksters.com/biography/artists/pablo_picasso.php

https://www.coolkidfacts.com/pablo-picasso/

 

Remember when doing your own research to use a kids search engine like ‘Kiddle’ or put ‘for kids/for KS2’ after your search.

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 11th January 2021

 

Good morning Year 6, I hope you have all had a lovely weekend! I know at the moment there is a limited number of things we can do, but it is really important that we don't fall in to the trap of using all our free time on our screens! This weekend I went for a nice long walk around Clifton Country Park, it was very misty - take a look at the pictures I took below. What have you got up to this weekend?

 

Don't forget as well as the work outlined on our class page each day, I would like you to find some time in the week to practise your spellings on SpellingShed and do some reading too! 

 

Check out today's tasks below and here's to another great week!

 

See you all at 9am on Meets, 

Miss Wilding 

Today’s task -

 

Maths:

Starter

To start with today, I would like you to spend 10/15 minutes on TimeTableRockStars. I will be checking to see who has been online.

 

Main Task –

This week we are going to move on to looking at adding and subtracting fractions.

The key thing to remember when adding and subtracting fractions is that your denominator (bottom) number must be the same before you can add or take away.

 

Example

2/5 + 1/5 = 3/5

Here as my denominator is 5 for both I can simply add my numerators together.

 

7/8 – 3/8 = 5/8

Here as my denominator is 8 for both I can simply subtract my numerators.

 

What if they’re not the same though? Remember we have to find a common denominator. This means a number that is a common multiple (a number in both their timestables).

 

1/4 + 2/8 =

 

Here I can change my 4 in to 8 by multiplying by 2. Remember whatever I do to the bottom I must do to the top too.

8/9 – 1/3 =

 

Here I can change my 3 in to 9 by multiplying by 3. Remember whatever I do to the bottom I must do to the top too.

Watch the video here to explain more: https://vimeo.com/470094960

 

Complete the questions below.

Guided Reading:

 

Today, I would like you to read Chapter Two (this is attached below). You can read this on your own, with an adult if you have one who is free at home, or listen using this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0vUihS2KEQ

English:

 

Today we are going to focus our English on SPaG. We are going to look at different word classes and whether the same word can have more than one word class.

 

Work through the slides on the PowerPoint below and complete the tasks within.

Afternoon:

This afternoon we are going to do our first Geography lesson of the term. Today I want you to use your skills to identify positions of significance. You may have heard of some of these terms before and some you may not have done. It is important that you read through all the slides and information in the PowerPoint carefully. Today’s task is outlined in the PowerPoint.

 

You may find this video helpful:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvCvANs7O7k

 

See document below for world map.

 

 

Friday 8th January 2021

 

Good morning Year 6 and happy Friday! Well done on making it through a very strange first week of term and through your first week of home learning. I have been so impressed with how hard you have all worked this week and have loved getting to see you all in the morning during our Meets and seeing your work throughout the day via Purple Mash. If you have not yet had chance to send me anything, I would love to hear from you today and see how you have been getting on.

 

Your new spellings are now on SpellingShed and I have also added a document below of your spellings for this week, please could you let me know if you are having any trouble accessing your spellings via SpellingShed. Remember that it is important to find 15minutes or so a few times a week to jump on to SpellingShed and practise your spellings for that week, as well as reading at home too. As you know I love reading and would like to know what books you are getting stuck in to at home! 

 

Please see below for today's work and I will see you all at 9am. 

 

Have a lovely weekend - 

Miss Wilding laugh

Today’s task -

 

Maths:

Starter

We are going to have a refresh of finding percentages of amounts.

Remember all you need to know is how to find 10% (divide by 10) and 1% (divide by 100).

 

e.g. 10% of 50 = 50 ÷ 10 = 5

        1% of 50 = 50 ÷ 100 = 0.5

 

Once you know 10% you can find 5% (half of 10%), 20% (double 10%), 60% (6 lots of 10%) etc.

 

Have a go at the following questions:

 

10% of 120

20% of 340

35% of 860

51% of 1800

7% of 90

 

Main Task –

Complete the arithmetic paper attached below.

Guided Reading:

Today I would like you to go back to the part of the chapter where Lucy first enters the wardrobe. Write a short passage on Lucy's experience of what she finds when she enters the wardrobe.

I want you to use descriptive, figurative and emotive language, as well as show don’t tell devices. Think about your openers too, can you use fronted adverbials or 'ED-ING-LY' words. 

 

Chapter One: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiaqqr8gqvw

English:

 

Today you are going to complete your Reading Comprehension task. I would like you to read the text below. It is a diary of an evacuee during World War 2. Just like the children in 'The lion, the witch and the wardrobe', Eliza has been sent away from London because of the air-raids to keep her safe.

 

Make sure to read the text carefully and use it while answering the questions. Read the questions carefully too and look for key words which tell you how to answer the question. Make sure to reread your answers and check you have actually answered the question that has been asked. Also think about the techniques the teacher used in yesterday’s videos too.

 

Once you have completed it I would like you to mark it. If you have made any mistakes please go back to the text and find where the evidence to the answer was in the text to help you understand how it should have been answered.

Afternoon:

 

This afternoon we will be doing PE and ICT.

 

For PE today I would like you to give this yoga routine a go, see if you can work your way through this routine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Td6zFtZPkJ4

This would be a great time to do some mindfulness too, at the end of the routine take a few minutes to think about all the great things and achievements you have done this week!

 

For ICT click the link: https://coding.discoveryeducation.co.uk/block/learn?locale=en-gb#refresher-level-15-5e5d0d09570d8d36569de096

 

Username: student22316

Password: abc123

 

We are going to be looking at coding over the next couple of weeks. We have not looked at this since Year 5 and so today I would like you to refresh what we looked at last year by clicking on the Level 5 refresher activities. Make sure to watch the videos first and then have a go at building your own code.

 

Friday afternoons in school would mean it is Golden Time, it is important that you make some time to reward yourself for  all the hard work you have put in this week. However, I would like you to try and do this without the use of ‘screen time’, think about activities you could do such as colouring, reading, board games or getting creative! Let me know what you decide to do and if you have any ideas you could share with the rest of us.

 

Thursday 7th January 2021

 

Good morning Year 6, well done on another great day of home learning yesterday, it was great to see so many of you on our Google Classroom Meet, don't forget we will be having one every morning at 9am to kick start our day. I would like you to make sure you have something to write with for our future Meets as like yesterday as I go through the work I may ask you to help me do some of the working out or give examples. If you are unable to join or have any issues getting on please let me know via Purple Mash.

 

Please remember that today is Thursday and you need to find a few minutes to do your spelling test today. Please find your group on the document below, it is Week 7. Your new spellings will go up on SpellingShed tomorrow. 

 

Please see below for today's tasks and I will see you all at 9am,

Miss Wilding

 

Today’s task -

 

Maths:

Starter

To start with today, I would like you to spend 10/15 minutes on TimeTableRockStars. I will be checking to see who has been online.

 

Main Task –

Today we are going to move on to looking at working out the mean (average).

 

Remember when working out the mean, you need to add up all the values you have and then divide by the total number of values.

 

 For example:

Over the holidays Sally read 12 pages on Monday, 8 pages on Tuesday, 16 pages on Thursday and 24 pages on Saturday.

What was the mean number of pages she read each day?  

 

I would add up the total number of pages:

12 + 8 + 16 + 24 = 60

 

Then I divide by the total number of days (4)

60 ÷ 4 = 15

 

The mean number of pages read each day was 15.

 

Have a go at the questions below.

Guided Reading:

Today you will be answering questions based on Chapter One. Remember to read through the text as you do this and use evidence from the text to support your answers.

 

Chapter One: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiaqqr8gqvw .

English:

 

Today you are going to use the links of the two videos below and work through them and the activities within them. These videos will help to give you a better understanding of the period in time when ‘The lion, the witch and the wardrobe’ was set and what was happening in London, which led to the children in the story being evacuated. I also want you to think carefully about the techniques the teacher is using in the second video when thinking about how to answer the reading comprehension questions. This will help you out with your task for tomorrow.

 

Video One: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-activate-prior-knowledge-and-consider-the-historical-context-6cw38c?activity=video&step=1

 

Video Two: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-read-a-recount-and-answer-retrieval-and-inference-based-questions-6rvpct?activity=video&step=1

 

I will be really interested to hear what you think about this and what new information you may have found out about today!

Afternoon:

 

This afternoon we are going to do French and RE.

 

French

You are going to be looking at parts of the body today and using the correct gender 'le' or 'la'.

Please watch the video on the following link to help you out and then have a go at completing the work sheet attached below (if you can not print off the sheet, you can draw your own person out and label that instead): https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/french-ks2-masculine-and-feminine-body-parts/zn84d6f

 

RE

Our RE focus question this term is -What matters most to Christians and Humanists?

Today we are going to compare the outcomes of good and bad choices.

 

I want you to think of three different situations where you could make a good choice or a bad choice.

For example going to bed on time or not – what would the outcomes be of the two different choices? The good and bad of going to bed on time and the good and bad of not going to bed on time? 

 

We have different rules and laws around us to help us and influence us to make the right choices.

I want you to create a ‘Code for Living’ rules that you would come up with to help people make good choices, to lead to good outcomes and that you think people should follow to create a happy world.

 

Wednesday 6th January 2021

 

Good morning Year 6, well done to all of you for yesterday. I know it must have been very strange finding out so late that you would not be returning to school, but once again, I just wanted to say how proud I am of you for all getting on with your learning at home so well. Thank you to those of you who sent me over some of your work, I thoroughly enjoyed reading about your time over the holidays and what you got up to.

 

We will be starting our live lessons today. Currently, we will only be having one live meeting via Google Classroom starting at 9am until 9:30am, as before please make sure you are ready and online a few minutes early so we can begin straight away at 9 o'clock. As I will still be going in to school at this moment in time, I will be unable to do another live meeting in the afternoon, I will however be on Purple Mash if you have any questions or queries and I will get back to you as soon as I can. I have attached a reminder document below with the steps to take to access Google Classroom, including if you are using a tablet. Mrs Devney also message you all via Purple Mash yesterday with your usernames and passwords for this. I have also added below a suggested daily timetable below too, to help you structure your time while home learning! 

 

I hope to see you all at 9am this morning and please see below for today's tasks! 

 

Have a great day, 

Miss Wilding laugh

Maths:

Starter

To start with today, I would like you to spend 10/15 minutes on TimeTableRockStars. I will be checking to see who has been online.

 

Main Task

Today you are going to continue looking at BIDMAS questions. Remember BIDMAS stands for: Brackets, Indices, Division, Multiplication, Addition, Subtraction

 

When you have a question with more than one operation in it, you will need to remember to use BIDMAS and think about which order to tackle each part of your questions.

 

The I in BIDMAS stands for Indices, this is just another way of talking about squared or cubed numbers.

 

Example -

32 x (9 – 7) =

 

Let’s look at this question. I can see I have more than one operation so I need to recall my knowledge of BIDMAS.

Start with the B (brackets) do I have any? Yes, so we do that bit first.

 

32 x (2) =

 

Next is I (indices) do I have any? Yes, so we do that next?

 

9 x (2) =

 

D (division) next, but I don’t have any.

M (multiplication), yes – let’s complete out question.

 

9 x 2 = 18

 

Watch this link which explains further: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/znmtsbk/articles/zj29dxs

 

Use BIDMAS to work through the questions below and DO NOT use a calculator, use written methods for working out.

Guided Reading:

I hoped you all enjoyed starting our new book ‘The lion, the witch and the wardrobe’ yesterday. I am sure many of you will have seen the film adaptation, but this book was written a long time before the film was made, way back in 1950. As the book is now over 70 years old, there is some language used within the book that may not be too familiar to us now - as we know the English language constantly changes.

 

Today, I would like you to start by defining the words in the document below. You can use a dictionary, the internet or an Alexa/Siri to help you. I also want you to find out what type of word it is too (noun, verb …).

 

Once you have defined all of these words, I would like you to then read chapter one again and think about each of these words when you come across them and how your understanding of these words develops when you read them in the sentences.

 

If there are any other words you come across that you are unsure of make sure to look them up too.

 

Chapter One: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiaqqr8gqvw

English:

 

Today we are going to focus our English on SPaG. We are going to look at the 4 different sentence types and the punctuation each sentence must have.

 

Work through the slides on the PowerPoint below and complete the tasks within.

Afternoon:

 

This afternoon we are going to do some Science. I have attached below a picture of the bread we left in school over the holidays!

 

Take a look at each picture and think about where it was in the classroom and the result we have ended up with.

 

I would then like you to write up the results and conclude what we have found out from this experiment and what it tells you about the condition the microorganisms (mould) thrive in. What can you tell me about where you would keep your bread in future?

 

As an extra task this afternoon if you would like to, I want you to design what you now think the perfect bread storage would be? You can label it and add information boxes explaining how it would work to keep bread fresher for longer.  

 

 

Tuesday 5th January 2021

Good morning Year 6 – I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year and have been able to enjoy time with your families! I am so sorry that we are not going to be coming back together to start our new spring term in school today, I was really looking forward to seeing you all and hearing about your holidays! I know that this new change will be a big shock for you, however I know that you are all going to do a brilliant job at taking on and tackling the challenge of home learning once again over the coming weeks!

 

We will be following our normal timetable as closely as we can and all of the resources and clips that you will need will be uploaded here on to our class page each day! I know that home learning isn’t the same as being in the classroom, but I am going to do my best to make our home learning as fun and enjoyable as possible. It is also very important that for the next few weeks you all work as hard as you possibly can for me and try your best with all the work and activities I set for you at home. It is also very important that during this time you are really well behaved for your parents as many of them will now be working from home too!

 

Today we will have no live meets via GoogleClassroom, further details on when these will begin will be shared with you tomorrow.

As before, you will be able to contact me throughout the day through Purple Mash, whether in regards to the work, just to say ‘Hi’, or if you wish to talk to me about how you may be feeling about these new changes and how you are doing – remember I’m just a message away!

 

I know that you will all work as hard as you can over the next few weeks and I am so proud of you all for continuing to work so well in this strange time!

 

Miss Wilding laugh

Today’s task -

 

Maths:

Main Task –

Today you are going to look at some BIDMAS questions. BIDMAS is an acronym used in Maths, this means that each letter stands for a word.

Brackets, Indices, Division, Multiplication, Addition, Subtraction

 

You will need to use BIDMAS when you have a question with more than one operation in and it tells you which part of the question you should do first. 

 

6+2x4 =

 

Because Multiplication come before Addition in BIDMAS it means I have to do the Multiplication section first, then the Addition.

 

2x4 = 8

8+6 = 14

 

Watch this link which explains further: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY-Da9ZmFFs

 

Have a go at the questions attached below. Remember to try your best and work through one question at a time. We will discuss this when we meet virtually next. 

Guided Reading:

Just before Christmas we finished our last guided reading book Holes by Louis Sachar and so this term we are going to be starting The lion, the witch and the wardrobe by C.S.Lewis.

 

As always we will be reading one or two chapters of the book each week and then looking at some new and key vocabulary, comprehension questions based on the text and may also do some short writing activities based on the chapters too.

 

Today, I would like you to read Chapter One (this is attached below). You can read this on your own, with an adult if you have one who is free at home, or listen using this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiaqqr8gqvw .

English:

 

Today I would like you to write up a recount of your Christmas holidays. This could just focus on one specific day or the whole of the holidays.

 

In your recount I really want you to concentrate on your use of punctuation, think carefully about basic punctuation such as full stops, commas and capital letters. But, also see if you can use brackets, colons and even semicolons too.

 

I want you to also try using a passive voice sentence in your recount too.

Remember, active voice would be: Miss Wilding at all the Christmas pudding.

Passive voice would be: All the Christmas pudding was eaten by Miss Wilding.

 

 

Thursday 19th November 2020

 

Good morning everyone! Happy Thursday - our final day of isolation! laugh I am so excited to see you all back in school tomorrow! Well done for all handling this strange time so well, I am super proud of each and every one of you! You have all continued to show a brilliant work ethic during your time at home and have tackled this situation with a very mature attitude! yes

 

Please read all of the information below outlining today's tasks and I will see you all virtually later on,

Miss Wilding smiley

 

 

Maths

Starter – We are going to start off with some quick fire Maths today.

How many can you work out in 1 minute?

Main Task –

Today you are going to apply what we have learnt about area and perimeter this week to some problems.

Take a look at the questions in the document below (we will discuss these in our Meet). If you are feeling up to the challenge I would like you to have a go at the extension question too!

 

Guided Reading

Today you are going to answer the comprehension questions on the chapters (31-33) we have read this week.

Click the document below for your questions. I have also add in a new document with all three chapters on to help you answer the questions. Remember it is not a memory test, so you will need to relook over the three chapters. Make sure to use evidence from the text to support your answers where possible and write in full sentences.

English

Today you are going to continue writing and complete your persuasive and formal letters to Mr Moore on Road Safety week.

Work through the PowerPoint to complete today’s task!

Afternoon

This afternoon you would normally have French and Geography -  

 

French: With Mrs Hughes, you have been looking at clothing. Can you match the images to the correct words in the picture below?

Also take a look at the video here this should help you out: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/french-ks2-clothes-and-colours/zkhxpg8 

 

Geography: I would like you to create a poster to show people how they can avoid water waste! What things can we do to save water? Make your poster fun and colourful and include text and pictures!

 

Don’t forget to jump on Meets at your group’s time this afternoon!

Wednesday 18th November 2020

 

Good morning Year 6, well done yesterday on another super day of home learning, I am so proud of how well you are all working and the level of effort and hard work you are putting in to each task!

We are on our third day of home learning now, so you know the drill - take a look below and see what tasks I have set you for each lesson!

 

See you on our Meet at 9:30am later on!

 

Miss Wilding laugh

 

Maths

Starter – We are going to start off with some quick fire Maths today.

How many can you work out in 1 minute? What’s the highest score you can get? I got 39 can you beat me?

 

Main Task

Today we are going to look at area again! Remember area is working out the amount of space inside a 2D shape.

Today we are going to focus on finding the area of compound rectilinear shapes. This means shapes made from multiple rectangles.

To find the area of a rectangle we do the length x height (l x h).

Today you will need to split your compound shapes in to smaller rectangles. Find the areas of the smaller rectangles and then add up your areas to get the area of the whole shape at the end.

Watch the video here to explain this further: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/calculate-the-area-of-rectilinear-shapes-6mr3ar?step=2&activity=video

You can work through the examples with the teacher in the video (like our whiteboard part of our lessons) but stop the video at 6:23minutes and move on to the task document below.

Guided Reading

Click the document below to read Chapter 33.

If you have an adult at home who is free you could read it with them.

English

This week is Road Safety week. You are going to be writing persuasive and formal letters to Mr Moore.

Work through the PowerPoint to complete today’s task!  

Afternoon

This afternoon you would normally have PE and SPaG.

 

PE: It is important that we still get moving this week, so click the link and join Joe Wicks for 30 minutes of exercise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wzoy_J3I_c

 

SPaG: Please complete the SPaG activity mat below.

 

Don’t forget to jump on Meets at your group’s time this afternoon!

 

 

Tuesday 17th November 2020

 

Good morning everyone, well done for yesterday, you all did a super job at keeping yourselves motivated and have produced some fantastic letters!

I also want to say how proud I am of you all for being so sensible during our Meets yesterday and cannot wait to see you all on there again at 9:30am today (try logging in a few minutes early today so we are all ready to go at half past and no one misses anything)!

If you missed my message yesterday, we will also be doing an afternoon meeting to see how you have done with today’s tasks. Check out the document below to see what group and time you are in.

Also, if you were trying to access GoogleMeets using a tablet or phone, please have a look at the instructions in the document below too (fingers crossed I have figured it out)!

Please let me know on PurpleMash if you can't get on for 9:30am or are having any other issues. 

 

Have a super day and see you all virtually later on,

Miss Wilding

Maths

Starter – We are going to start off with some quick fire Maths today.

How many can you work out in 1 minute?

Main Task

Today we are going to look at area! Remember area is working out the amount of space inside a 2D shape.

Today we are going to focus on finding the area of rectilinear shapes. This means squares, rectangles or shapes made up of multiple rectangles.

To find the area of a rectangle we do the length x height (l x h).

Watch the video here introducing you to area: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/understand-that-area-is-a-measure-of-surface-and-is-measured-in-square-units-part-1-ccwk2c?activity=video&step=1 You can work through the examples with the teacher in the video (like our whiteboard part of our lessons) but stop the video at 7:36minutes and move on to the task document below.

Guided Reading

Click the document below to read Chapter 32. If you have an adult at home who is free you could read it with them.

English

We are going to continue using the book ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ in English today. As I mentioned it has been parliament week recently and so today we are going to continue using formal language and writing a manifesto.

Work through the PowerPoint to complete today’s task!

Afternoon

This afternoon you would normally have Science and today we would be classifying plants and animals based on their similarities and differences.

Today at home I would like you to take a look around your garden and see what plants and animals you can see (make a list of these).

  • Can you pick 2 plants you have found and compare how they are the same and how they are different.
  • Now pick 2 animals you have found and compare how they are the same and how they are different.
  • I want you to record what you have found out - you can choose how to record your findings. 

If you are struggling to do this using your garden at home click the link here and compare the animals you can see at ZSL: https://www.zsl.org/zsl-london-zoo/virtual-london-zoo?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIgaq4to-H7QIVArbtCh1qhgeDEAAYAyAAEgKKufD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

 

Don’t forget to jump on Meets at your group’s time this afternoon, we will be discussing what you thought of the next chapter in Holes and sharing some of your English work too!

Monday 16th November 2020

 

Hi Year 6, well done to all of you who managed to get on to our Meet this morning, I know we had a few technical hitches hopefully we can get these resolved quickly. I really enjoyed seeing you all this morning and so I thought we could all check in again this afternoon. Have a look at the document I have attached below to see when I would like you to try get on to another Meet today! I can't wait to see what you have managed to do during your first day of home learning!

 

P.S on the Maths B3 - the answer is 38cm not 28cm (oops) yes 

 

Miss Wilding laugh

 

 

Monday 16th November 2020

 

Good morning Year 6 – I am really sorry that we cannot be together this week, but thankfully for us, it is only for a few days and I am already looking forward to seeing you all back in school on Friday!

I am going to do my best to make our home learning as fun and enjoyable as possible! We will be following our normal timetable as closely as we can and all of the resources and clips that you will need will be uploaded here on our class page each day!

As before, if there is anything you would like to send me or talk about (this could be about the work or just to say ‘Hi’ and let me know how you are doing) please send me a message on PurpleMash!

Also, as we discussed in class last week we will also be trying to meet using GoogleClassroom. Please follow the instructions in the document below and be online to meet at 9am (as discussed I expect you to be up, dressed and ready to start your learning for the day). If you have any problems getting on to GoogleClassroom, don’t panic, just send me a quick message on PurpleMash and I will try and resolve your issue for tomorrow; however, I still expect you to complete the work set for today!

 

I hope to see you all online at 9am –

Miss Wilding laugh

Maths

 

Starter – We are going to start off with some quick fire Maths today.

How many can you work out in 1 minute?

 

Main Task – We are going to continue looking at shapes this week, turning our attention to area, perimeter and volume!

Today we are going to look at perimeter!

Remember perimeter is the total of all the sides of a shape added together.

Sometimes all the lengths will be written on a shape. But sometimes, there will be missing sides you have to work out first.

Click the link below and watch the video to remind yourself on how we find the perimeter of shapes. Have a go at the independent task in the video, and then watch the teacher talk you through it (this is like when we do our whiteboard questions before you work independently in class).   

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-calculate-perimeters-of-2d-shapes-in-cm-and-mm-cnj3ae

 

Now click the document below and have a go at today’s questions on your own.

Guided Reading

Click the document below to read Chapter 31. If you have an adult at home who is free you could read it with them.

English

We are going to continue using the book ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ in English this week and continue writing letters of complaint. Click on the PowerPoint below and work through the slides to complete today’s English task. I can’t wait to see your formal letters.

Afternoon

This afternoon you would normally have PE with EdStart. It is important that we still get moving this week, so click the link and join Joe Wicks for 30 minutes of exercise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz0go1pTda8

Autumn Term

Welcome to your final year here with us at James Brindley Year 6! I can't wait to welcome you all back to school and find out what you have all be up to since we left school back in  March. I am very excited that I get to be your teacher once again this year and hope you are looking forward to starting our Year 6 journey together, along with Mrs Devney! smiley

 

This term, our Geography based topic is ‘Will we ever see the water we drink again?’ which requires us to explore where our water comes from, where it is plentiful and how we use it. We will be using our Geography learning to focus our Music and Art lessons this term too. We will be investigating how different artist have used water to inspire their art, as well as composing our own music based upon different water sources. In Science we will be focusing on evolution and inheritance, investigating how Charles Darwin's theory of natural selection has led us to understand the world around us today. 

 

During the first few weeks of school, we will be ensuring that your transition back is as comfortable as possible to help you settle back in nice and quickly! Therefore, our Maths and English lessons in these first few weeks will focus on reviewing and revisiting previous areas in our learning, giving me the opportunity to identify specific areas we need to target as we move forward. 

 

 

Key Information:

  • PE will be every Monday and Wednesday afternoon this term.

        It is vital that children always have an outdoor kit (warm bottoms, jumpers and trainers - please note these should all be items you do              not mind getting slightly muddy) with them on these days as the vast majority of PE will be held outside. 

        Please can I also give you a gentle reminder that all jewellery and watches will need to be removed for PE sessions. 

 

Homework:

  • Weekly Maths and English task - set every Friday, to be handed in the following Monday 
  • Weekly spellings - new spellings will be accessed via SpellingShed every Friday, the children will be tested in school on these the following Thursday.

         I have also added a document below with this term's spellings week by week. Your child will know what spelling group they are in. 

  • Children are to read 4 times per week. Reading planners should be brought in with 4 signatures every Friday. 
  • Children should continue to access TimesTableRockStars multiple times each week. 

 

Key Dates:

Friday 9th October - Art Trip: Blackleach Country Park 

Thursday 12th November - United Utilities Water Workshop: in school 

 

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