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Year 6 Home Learning

Please try to complete one English, one reading, one maths and one topic or science activity each day.

Week 1:

English

 

Reading:

Day 1: Read through the 'Running' text from the PDF and look up any words you are unsure of. 

Day 2: Complete the 'Word Detective' questions based on the 'Running' text. 

Day 3: Complete the 'Vital Vocabulary' questions based on the 'Running' text. 

Day 4: Complete the 'Thinking Caps' questions based on the 'Running' text. 

Day 5: Create an information text using the information you have learnt from the 'Running' text. 

 

GPS

Complete page 25 of English Revision book - Pronouns.

 

Click on the following links to practise using pronouns and possessive pronouns:

https://uk.ixl.com/ela/year-6/identify-personal-pronouns   

https://uk.ixl.com/ela/year-6/use-possessive-pronouns

 

Spelling - revise words from this terms' Spelling Bee. Why not learn them using pyramid spellings?

Complete page 65 of English Revision book - Homophones.

 

Writing

DAY 1

Look at this picture or search images of the American desert.  Think about what it would be like there.

What could you see?     What might you hear?     What would the weather be like?     How might you feel?

Task: Write a short description (4-5 sentences), describing the desert.

 

 Image result for american desert

 

DAY 2

 

What is a ruckus? Use a dictionary to find its meaning.

 

Watch this animation (Ruckus): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ji1KM1BbAyY or at https://www.literacyshed.com/a-shed-full-of-animations.html

 

Now think about the two brothers. What are they like? Make a list of similarities and differences - can you add some ideas of your own? (Their first names are Jesse and Frank, but you can come up with a suitable surname).

Make a ‘WANTED’ poster for the brothers. Make sure you include detailed descriptions.

Image result for ruckus wanted poster

 

DAY 3

Yee-haw! Look-up and make a list of common ‘cowboy’ phrases and their meaning.

Next imagine the two brothers planning their heist. How would they talk to each other?

Write a short conversation between the brothers. Remember to include action and punctuate the speech correctly!

 

DAY 4

Re-watch the video (particularly look at the action scene).

Make a list of all the action that takes place, e.g. They crash through the roof of a carriage 

Jesse lands on his head...

This is now a list of what happens. Your challenge today is to describe the action scene as it would appear in a story. Include speech (use your cowboy language) and action. If you need help, look at the action scene of an exciting story such as Harry Potter.

 

DAY 5

The ruby - Use your imagination. 

Where is the ruby from? Where is it going? Why? Does the ruby have a special name? Does it have some sort of power or is it just worth a lot of money. You can choose your task today.

a) Write the story of the ruby OR...

b) Write a fact-file about the ruby

 

Maths

Complete pages 70 - 77 of SATs Revision book - all about area and volume.

 

Each day choose which task you want to answer. Click on the link and the word document will open. These key skills sheets cover all areas of the Year 6 (Harder Questions) and Year 5 (Easier Questions) curriculum. They should take around 25 minutes to complete. 

 

Extra maths challenges can be found using the following web link. https://uk.ixl.com/math/year-6. Children should use this website to support their learning and revision. 

 

Maths 1 Harder     Maths 2 Harder     Maths 3 Harder     Maths 4 Harder     Maths 5 Harder

Maths 1 Easier     Maths 2 Easier     Maths 3 Easier     Maths 4 Easier     Maths 5 Easier

 

Answers: 

Maths 1 Harder  Maths 2 Harder  Maths 3 Harder  Maths 4 Harder   Maths 5 Harder

Maths 1 Easier  Maths 2 Easier    Maths 3 Easier  Maths 4 Easier    Maths 5 Easier

 

Topic / Science

RE - our new topic will be 'religion in the community'. Please create a mini-project by finding out about the 5 places of worship in our town. 

PE - exercise is really important, even if you are stuck inside all day. Go for a walk (be careful to keep a safe distance away from everybody else), play a game or even try a home PE lesson. 

The Body Coach, Joe Wicks is holding a daily live PE lesson on his Youtube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Science - Animals including humans

Draw around someone in your family on a large piece of paper, or use this human body outline:

Then, draw in and label the major organs in the human body - brain, heart, lungs, stomach, kidneys, liver, bladder, large and small intestine. Write down anything you know about these different organs.

Watch this video and see if you are correct!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zyqfg82

 

History - The History of Medicine

Travel back in time to the Ancient Egyptian era and find out what their medical treatments were like.

Read the information and make notes / answer the questions:

>How did people keep clean?

>What were the doctors like? What did they do?

>Treatments: How did they 'heal' people?

>Causes of illnesses - how did they think people got ill?

>Surgery and anatomy - what did they know about the human body and how it worked?

 

Art: Body sculptures

Look at the work of Henry Moore. Try sketching some of his artwork. If you have chalks at home, you could try using them.

Week 2:

English

 

Reading

 

Day 1: Read through the Leisure text from the PDF and look up any words you are unsure of.

Day 2: Complete the 'Word Detective' questions based on the 'Leisure' text. 

Day 3: Complete the 'Vital Vocabulary' questions based on the 'Leisure' text.

Day 4: Complete the 'Thinking Caps' questions based on the 'Leisure' text. 

Day 5: Write your own nature poem.  

 

 

 

Currently online there are many authors providing free copies of their books or videos of them sharing one of their stories.

I am enjoying:

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

GPS

Complete pages 20 - 23 of English SATs Revision book - Word types.

 

Click on the following links to practise recognising the different word types:

https://uk.ixl.com/ela/year-6/identify-nouns-with-abstract-nouns

https://uk.ixl.com/ela/year-6/identify-main-verbs-and-helping-verbs

https://uk.ixl.com/ela/year-6/identify-adjectives

https://uk.ixl.com/ela/year-6/identify-adverbs

 

Writing 

Day 1

Re-watch the animation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ji1KM1BbAyY or at https://www.literacyshed.com/a-shed-full-of-animations.html

You are going to write your own version of the story, putting together sections from last week.

Read the following example of the Ruckus story:

/docs/Year_6/Ruckus_WAGOLL.docx

 

Identify all the features of the story and 'magpie' any words or phrases you particularly enjoy.

Start your first draft of the story:

Paragraph 1: Setting description

Paragraph 2: Introduce the characters

 

Day 2

Read through what you wrote yesterday and make any edits/changes.

Finish your draft:

Paragraph 3: Getting on the train and seeing the ruby

(Extra Challenge: Add the story of the ruby)

Paragraph 4: Action scene - the brothers fighting over the ruby. Make sure you include speech.

Paragraph 5: Climax of the story 

Paragraph 6: Ending of the story

When you have finished, proof-read and edit your writing.

 

Day 3

Read your story aloud to someone at home. Ask them if the story makes sense and flows well. Is there anything else you include? Make any changes to make your story even better.

Then, write-up your story in best.

 

Extra challenge: Create a front cover and blurb for your story, turning it into a mini-book.

 

Day 4

 Imagine you are a journalist, reporting on the theft of the ruby.

Plan your newspaper article.

  •  Name of newspaper
  • Headline
  • Introduction - 5s 
  • What happened (in chronological order)
  • Quote from a witness
  • Conclusion - what is happening now

 

Day 5

Write your newspaper article about the brothers stealing the ruby.

You can do this on the computer, by hand or use this writing frame:

/docs/Year_6/NEWSPAPER_WRITING_FRAME.docx

 

Once you have completed you article, read it aloud to someone at home to check and make any edits or improvements.

 

Maths

 

Each day choose which task you want to answer. Click on the link and the word document will open. These key skills sheets cover all areas of the Year 6 (Harder Questions) and Year 5 (Easier Questions) curriculum. They should take around 25 minutes to complete. 

 

Extra maths challenges can be found using the following web link. https://uk.ixl.com/math/year-6. Children should use this website to support their learning and revision. 

 

Maths 1 Harder     Maths 2 Harder     Maths 3 Harder     Maths 4 Harder     Maths 5 Harder

Maths 1 Easier     Maths 2 Easier     Maths 3 Easier     Maths 4 Easier     Maths 5 Easier

 

Other subjects

 

RE - our new topic will be 'religion in the community'. Please create a mini-project by finding out about the 5 places of worship in our town.  

 

PE - exercise is really important, even if you are stuck inside all day. Go for a walk (be careful to keep a safe distance away from everybody else), play a game or even try a home PE lesson. 

The Body Coach, Joe Wicks is holding a daily live PE lesson on his Youtube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

Science

 Find out about the human circulatory system.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwdr6yc/articles/zs8f8mn

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwdr6yc/articles/ztg6gdm

/docs/Year_6/The_Circulatory_System.docx

Complete these activities:

Then create an explanation text about the human circulatory system. You can choose your format:

  • Written text
  • Poster
  • Slideshow (e.g. Google slides of PowerPoint)
  • Video

Art: Body sculptures

This week, look at the work of Alberto Giacometti.

/docs/Year_6/t2-a-256-ks2-all-about-giacometti-powerpoint_ver_1.pptx

Look up some of his sculptures and try sketching them.

Compare his work to that of Henry Moore. What is the same? What is different?

Languages

We learn Spanish in school. The app, Duolingo, is quite fun for learning languages!

 

 

 

Easter Holidays:

We do not expect pupils to be doing home learning during the holidays, although we understand that due to the self-isolation regulations, some of you may wish to carry-on with some learning during this time.

 

/docs/Year_6/t-e-2549915-year-6-school-closure-home-learning-resource-pack_ver_1.zip

 

 

Week 3:

 

English

 

 

Maths

 

Each day choose which task you want to answer. Click on the link and the word document will open. These key skills sheets cover all areas of the Year 6 (Harder Questions) and Year 5 (Easier Questions) curriculum. They should take around 25 minutes to complete. 

 

Extra maths challenges can be found using the following web link. https://uk.ixl.com/math/year-6. Children should use this website to support their learning and revision. 

 

Maths 1 Harder     Maths 2 Harder     Maths 3 Harder     Maths 4 Harder     Maths 5 Harder

Maths 1 Easier     Maths 2 Easier     Maths 3 Easier     Maths 4 Easier      Maths 5 Easier