Year 6

Week Starting 10 May 2020

Welcome to week 4 of the new style Year 6 learning!

Happy National Doughnut Week!!

Yes, it is National Doughnut 🍩 Week this week so expect some doughnut based activities – Yummy!!!

We hope that you enjoyed the tasks that we set for you last week.  Don’t forget to share your work with your class on your class blog – we would love to see what you have produced!  Each week, we will be posting examples of your work here, celebrating the best of the work that you have been producing at home.  Why not have a look to see if your work made it and to celebrate the work of other children?  You can also use the class blogs to contact your teacher with any questions you may have about the work.  Alternatively, you can email your work to:
yr6​@pegasusacademytrust.org.

We are pleased that we also managed to speak to a number of you on the telephone last week and hope to catch up with some more of you this week.

This week, the Year 6 team would like to give a big shout out to Clydesdale class and Beech class for being particularly active on their class blogs.  💥 They’ve been sharing work as well as keeping in touch with each other.  The teachers have been thrilled to hear from so many members of the class.  Wonderful to hear!

Here are some wonderful examples of home learning from last week:

Yuri, from Shire class, completed all of the maths work last week. Here is some wonderful work on parallelograms. Keep up the good work Yuri!

This excellent cartoon strip showing the process of fossil creation was created by Una from Jupiter class – great work!

These delicious looking doughnuts were made by Mahalea, Pereza and Tiyana, from Clydesdale, working together virtually. What a great way to keep in touch!

Eden-Sophia, from Larch class, created this informative Venn diagram comparing the beliefs of the Ancient Egyptians and the Ancient Greeks. Well done!

Depicting the creation of a fossil, this cartoon strip was drawn by Robert from Beech class. Superb drawing skills Robert!

Harrison, from Oak class Cypress, celebrated VE day by making some wonderful bunting.

Nicole, from Shire class, has been keeping herself busy completing a variety of work – keep up the good work Nicole!

Leticia, from Beech class, did a comparison of the beliefs of the Ancient Egyptians and the Ancient Greeks. Well done!

This informative and beautifully presented Wolf fact file was created by Jay from Jupiter class. Great work!

Daniella, from Mars class, created this superb Venn diagram comparing the beliefs of the Ancient Greeks and the Ancient Egyptians. Well done!

Luke, from Larch class, has been enjoying Ms Naughton’s Marvellous maths. Great work Luke!

This cookie dough was made by Cara from Oak class Cypress. It looks yummy!

The Year 6 teachers have been working hard this week to create another week of fun and challenging tasks for you to get your teeth into!  As with last week, each day you will find 3 tasks which should take 45 minutes – simply click on the relevant day below.  Under the tab for each day you will find: a mathematics task; a literacy, reading or grammar task; and a task relating to thematic, science or RE and PSHE.  Don’t forget to look in the ‘Extra Activities’ tab where you will find links to fun Music, P.E. and other activities.

This week, in addition to the mathematics tasks and English tasks, we will be looking at the processes of rivers, celebrating National Doughnut Week and learning about the scientists who influenced our understanding of evolution.

Here is an overview of this week’s learning:

Session 1  Session 2 Session 3
MONDAY Arithmetic – Ms Naughton’s Marvellous Maths Reading text and questions – Understanding the features of recipes. Geography – Researching the processes of rivers.
TUESDAY Mathletics – complete 3 activities set by your teacher. Reading – Wolf Brother video and questions. Geography – Make your own erosion!
WEDNESDAY TT Rockstars and times tables tasks Writing task – Researching doughnuts. Science – Evolution: researching the scientists who influenced our understanding of evolution.
THURSDAY Reasoning – How much can you remember about area and volume? Publishing task – Writing a doughnut recipe. PSHE – All about friendship!
FRIDAY Maths investigation – Understanding tessellation. Spelling – Ac- words Art – Using tessellation to create pictures.

Why not have a go at the Trust-wide task for this week?

Many people who live or work in care homes are feeling very isolated because they cannot have visitors at the moment.

To help lift their spirits, why not write a letter to someone you don’t know who lives in or works as a carer in a care home near you?  See the document under the Extra Activities tab named ‘We Care Trust Activity’ for details.  There are also 2 letter templates you could use if you wanted.

Get involved and bring a ray a sunshine into someone’s life!

Monday

1. Mathematics

Enjoy some more arithmetic with Ms Naughton’s Marvellous maths videos.

Don’t forget that you can find videos on how to complete all the calculations here.

2. Reading

This week, we are going to be writing recipes so we would like you to work through the PowerPoint below named ‘Recipe Reading Comprehension’  It includes all sorts of fun activities to help you understand recipes.  Maybe you will find some inspiration for your recipe!  You’ll find all the answers at the end of the PowerPoint but please have a go at the activities before looking at the answers.

3. Geography

This week, we are going to be researching the processes of a river.  Learn along with Mrs Roberts here:

You can find all of the activities in the video listed as individual downloads in the section below.  Some of you have spotted a slip of the tongue in the audio for this video.  If you can tell your class teacher on the blogs what was wrong we’ll be most impressed and give you a shout our next week.

Tuesday

1. Mathematics

Today, we would like you to log onto your Mathletics account and complete at least 3 activities that have been set by your teacher.  We need to see your ‘Mathletics’ completed every week please.

2. Reading

We hope that you have been enjoying our teachers readings of ‘Wolf Brother’ and have been having a go at the questions he has been posing.

Please enjoy Mr Francis reading the next installment then complete the questions below.  Once you have completed the questions you can check them against the ‘Wolf Brother Chapter 23 Answers’ below.

3. Geography

Today, carrying on from yesterday’s lesson in which we learnt about the processes of a river, we are going to carry out an experiment to help us understand erosion.  It might get a little bit messy so make sure you talk to your adult before you get started!  Open the powerpoint below named ‘River Erosion Experiment’  for details.

Wednesday

1. Mathematics

Please complete at least 15 minutes on TTRockstars.  You can then find some fun 7 and 8 tables table activities below.  How well do you know your 7 and 8 times tables?

2. Doughnut Research Task

Since it’s National Doughnut Week, we would like you to research the history of doughnuts and how they are made – have a look at the document below named ‘Researching Doughnuts’.  Tomorrow, we will be writing a recipe for a ring doughnut – you could even have a go at making them!  Yummy!!

3. Science

Today, you are going to be researching the scientists who impacted our understanding of evolution.  This will include Mary Anning and her fossil collecting as well as Alfred Wallace and Charles Darwin with their grand theory of evolution.  Maybe you can answer the question about why Darwin is so much more famous than Wallace despite them coming up with the same theory?

Thursday

Mathematics

Today Ms Naughton is going to be re-capping area and volume.  How much can you remember from the last few weeks learning?

Doughnut Writing Task

Using your knowledge of how to make a doughnut from yesterday’s research, we would like you to write a recipe for a doughnut.  Look at the document below named ‘ Writing a Doughnut Recipe’ for inspiration.  Maybe you could then have a go at following it?

PSHE

You will all be starting secondary school soon and this mean making new friends and not seeing old friends every day.  Whilst this can be a scary time, it doesn’t have to be.  During this week’s PSHE session, we will be looking at how to make and keep healthy and supportive friendships.  Have a look at the powerpoint below named ‘Making Sense of Relationships’ – all of the resources you need to complete it can be found below.

Friday

Spelling

Today, we are going to be looking at words that begin with ‘ac’.  Work through the PowerPoint below named ‘Spelling words ac’ then have a go at the activities below.

Mathematics investigation

This week you are going to be investigating tessellation (look at the ‘Tessellation Intro And Instructions’ document below).  You will then use this knowledge to make animal art work.

Art

Using your understanding of tessellation from earlier, you will now be making tessellating animal pictures in the style of M. C. Escher.  Don’t forget to post your artwork on your class blogs!

Extra Activities

Trust-wide Activity

Many people who live or work in care homes are feeling very isolated because they cannot have visitors at the moment.

To help lift their spirits, why not write a letter to someone you don’t know who lives in or works as a carer in a care home near you?  See the document below named ‘We Care Trust Activity’ for details.  There are also 2 letter templates you could use if you wanted.

Get involved and bring a ray a sunshine into someone’s life!

P.E.

Why not get yourself and your family fit by trying some yoga, giving capoeira a go or doing a workout with your favourite footballer?  See the document below named ‘Keeping Fit at Home’.  You could even track your daily activity on the ‘Daily Fitness Log’.

Music

If you’re feeling musical, why not visit here where you can learn beginner Notation, Ukulele, Keyboard, Recorder, make a homemade orchestra or find a song to sing.

Also, the music teachers have all been really busy adding things to the Jam Bus channel.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMifdNoCd5mZwecVn1vzEGg/videos

Why not have a look?

Kahoot quiz.

This is new activity that we are testing this week.  You will need to click here and when you are prompted add your initials like this.  The program will add you to a leaderboard so please tell us what you think about that on your class blogs.  Most but not all of the answers can be found in Mrs. Roberts PowerPoint from Wednesday so make sure you’ve worked through that first.  👍

Extra Fun!

Since we have been looking at recipes this week, why not have a go at baking ‘Aish Baladi’, an Egyptian flat bread? Yum yum!

Published on 10th May, 2020

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