Home Learning Week 3
Year 6 Summer 1 – Week 1: Tuesday 21st April 2020
Welcome back to our official Summer term – Summer 1, week 1.
We hope you had a lovely Easter and have enjoyed this heaven-sent summer weather! We are still missing you loads and can’t wait to see you all. We really enjoyed making our Easter photo montage; it made us feel a little closer to you all!
We hope you are still keeping active and trying to do some form of physical activity each day – this weather has certainly helped! If you don’t manage to get outside, there are some lovely family workouts on the internet, including Joe Wicks. You can always look at doing the ones from previous weeks too!
We have put some new learning activities our class page for this week; any resources that you may need will be further down the page so look for any powerpoints or attachments on there. In addition to the 10-minute tests, tables and spellings (please let us know your scores), there will be new maths, science and PSHE. In addition, please continue with your Shakespeare research and the longer term projects like the Beatles and your Geography.
We would love to hear from you via our email address firstname.lastname@example.org – keep us updated on your learning, feel free to ask questions and advice and please send us photographs of what you’ve been doing…we can’t wait to hear from you!
Please have a look through the daily lessons from the BBC bitesize. There might be something you want to revise or consolidate so have a go at any of the lessons on there and let us know how you get on.
Spelling These are the spellings we would like you to learn this week.
Spelling pattern: Homophones and other words that are often confused.
morning mourning; compliment complement
assent ascent; draft draught
The important part of homophones is that you know which word belongs to which meaning. We would like you to look these up in a dictionary and put them into a sentence. Please send us your sentences as well as your scores.
The word ‘desert’ can be a verb and a noun. Look it up in the dictionary and tell us what the meaning of the verb is and the meaning of the noun. How is this different to the noun ‘dessert’? Can you tell us?
Communicate; competition; conscious; controversy; correspond; criticise; curiosity (note that this is spelt differently to ‘curious’).
PLEASE MAKE SAURE THAT YOU ARE LEARNING THESE AND BEING TESTED ON THEM. PLEASE E-MAIL YOUR SCORES AS WELL AS THOSE OF YOUR GPS AND MATHS 10-MINUTE TESTS.
GPS 10-minute test – Summer term: work out 1 – the answers are in the back so please go through them with a parent or older sibling.
Using a colon, semi colon and dash to mark the boundary between clauses.
We have completed a lot of work in class on this already but you can have a look at the PowerPoint and activity sheets in the resources section and then complete ‘Flora’s Trouble’ on Purple Mash which is in your 2dos.
Reading Try to aim for 30 mins per day.
If you would like to ask your children questions, the following question areas will help:
As mentioned on our long term plan, we were going to read these children’s thrillers in class so feel free to read one, two or all of them.
I recently read ‘The Graveyard Book’ by Neil Gaiman. A very intriguing book based on the premise of ‘The Jungle Book’. Maybe have a read? We have a copy of this book in our classroom now as we bought it from Waterstones recently. You might be able to find an ebook version online.
‘Room 13’ by Robert Swindells. Email us to tell us what you think about the ending of this book. Would you have ended it differently if you were an author? How?
Slightly more challenging: ‘Skellig’ by David Almond
This book is about a figure who is found in a garage of a house. Is he human? Interspersed with bits of poetry, this is a different kind of read. What do they think Skellig is? This is one of the Y6 recommended texts.
Even more challenging: ‘Mortlock’ by Jon Mayhew.
This award-winning book is a gothic novel set in Victorian England. It is creepy and fabulous but has some complex ideas. Quite a tricky read!
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO READ THESE! IF NOT, JUST KEEP READING!
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE – A BIOGRAPHY. Over the next few weeks, you will be researching Shakespeare’s life. Who was he? When was he? Where was he? Why are we learning about him now?
For this week and next, I would like you research his adult life. This started in Stratford-upon-Avon and then moved to London. Please watch the clips that we have put on this class webpage for you as they will really help (see below).
Week 1 (this week):
Week 2 (next week):
We would love to hear how you are getting on with his adult life.
REMEMBER – search the internet safely – search using ‘ks2’ or ‘for kids’. Here are some links that you may find useful:
More activities linked to this can be found in the documents section.
https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/resource/year-6-prime-numbers-game/ (remember that a composite number is any number which is divisible by another number as well as itself and 1 i.e. any number which is NOT a prime number.
Types of angles
Angles in triangles
History – Ancient Greece
Ancient Greece – a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world.
BATTLES AND WARS
Here are some of the most famous battles and wars of Ancient Greece:
We have already learnt about the Trojan War but can you find out about the other two: The Battle of marathon and The Peloponnesian War.
We have attached a powerpoint about both The Battle of Marathon and the Trojan War (to remind you). We have also included a link to a 14 minute Youtube video about The Peloponnesian War. This video is by an American teacher called Mr Shay. His speech is a bit slow but stick with it, as it is full of very good information. In school, we use several sources so it is too much to put on the Internet, so this is the best one. We love the way he says, “The Peloponnesian Warrrrrrr…. Dah dah dah…”. This is quite complex as it happened over a number of years. Watch this video and try to work out the main events in order.
Once you have looked at all the information, we would like you to create a comic strip of one of the battles/ wars highlighting key events and the order in which they happened. Just have a go!
You have a longer project which you might be completed or you might be working on it still. We would also like you to use the ‘British Science Week booklet’ (In the resources section) and complete the activities on p.9 – Journey to Antarctica. You will also need to read the fact sheet on p.10.
Science: This week we would like you to use Purple Mash and research a famous scientist who had an important impact on the world. We are unable to set this as a ‘2do’ task so you will need to go to ‘home’ and then click on ‘Science’. Then go to topics and click on ‘scientists’. You can choose any of the scientists on the page to research. If you save your work in your folder on Purple Mash, we will be able to read it.
We have also set you a ‘Women in Science Quiz’ to complete but this has been attached as a 2Do.
Music: A new topic will be included at a later date.
PSHE: Identity, Society and Democracy - Human Rights
LESSON ONE: Children will learn about people who have moved from other places (including the experience of refugees).
With an adult, watch the two real stories below:
The reason for teaching this is so that children are able to empathise with the experiences and challenges moving and settling in new place might bring.
Next week: we will learn about human rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
RE: A new topic will be included at a later date.
PE: Joe Wicks will also be doing a daily PE lesson for all children daily at 9.00am on Youtube.
Try to remember any yoga stretches that we did and how to practise your mindfulness when stretching.
30 Day Lego Challenge!
On the Home Learning Hub you will find a copy of the 30 Day Lego Challenge. Have a go and email us some photos of your own creations!