Year 6

Week Starting 31 May 2020

Welcome to week 6 of Year 6 learning!

New Technology Alert!!!

This week, you will notice that we are trialing use of Google technology.  Mrs O’Connor and Mrs Prideaux have both created narrated Google Slides, and at 11am on Wednesday 3rd June Mrs O’Connor will be attempting to host a LIVE – you read that correctly, LIVE from her house to yours – lesson on long division.  Please do join her – she can’t wait to see lots of your eager to learn faces!

In order to access this meeting and the narrated Google Slides, you will need to be logged in to Google.  You can do so using you .306 username followed by @gsuite.pegasusacademytrust.org.

eg: jsmith5.306@gsuite.pegasusacademytrust.org

Your password is the password you normally use with your .306 username.  These are the same as the login that you use to log into the school computers.

Please find detailed instructions (with screen shots) of how to log in to Google here: How To Sign Into Google And Access Google Meet

Once you are logged into Google, you should be able to simply click on the relevant link in the sections below and you will be taken to the narrated Google Slides.

In order to access the LIVE lesson, you will need to log in to Google as above but you will then need to go into your class blogs where your teacher will have shared the nickname you need to enter the meeting.

You can then click on this link to open Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/

Next, you will then need to click on the button called ‘Join or start meeting’.

When you  are asked to enter a meeting nickname, please enter the nickname your teacher provided on your class blog.

You should now see a screen with yourself in it (if your camera is working – you can still enter if its not) next to a green button called ‘Join now’.  Once you click on this button you will enter into the meeting. 

The link to the document above called ‘How to log on to Google and access Google Meet’ contains detailed instructions and screenshots on how to do this as well.

If you have any problems on Wednesday, please post them on your class blog and your teacher will do their best to respond immediately so you can access the meeting.​

Or you can contact your teacher through the year 6 email: yr6@pegasusacademytrust.org.

Here are some pictures of the wonderful work you have sent us.  Please keep them coming!!

Please keep sharing your work on your class blog or emailing us at yr6​@pegasusacademytrust.org.  You can also use the class blogs to contact your teacher with any questions you may have about the work.

We are also pleased that we have continued to speak to so many of you on the telephone – we have been greatly enjoying the tales of all the things you have been doing to keep yourselves busy during lockdown.

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 evolution of the giraffe and comparing how 2 different rivers have helped to shape human life.

Here is an overview of this week’s learning:

Session 1  Session 2 Session 3
MONDAY Arithmetic – Miss Mangroo’s Marvellous Maths Reading text and questions – The Garden of Doom comprehension. Geography – Comparing how rivers have shaped human life.
TUESDAY Mathletics – complete 3 activities set by your teacher. Writing task – Year 6 collaborative writing project based on the animation ‘Belly Flop’. Geography – Comparing how rivers have shaped human life – which river is the best?
WEDNESDAY 11 am: LIVE ARITHMETIC LESSON – Join Mrs O’Connor LIVE to learn about long division. Grammar – Using speech punctuation. Science – Evolution: how the giraffe got its long neck.
THURSDAY Reasoning – Understanding fraction, decimal and percentage equivalence. Editing task – Year 6 collaborative writing project based on the animation ‘Belly Flop’. PSHE – Creating positive relationships.
FRIDAY Maths investigation – Can you be a spy and ‘Crack the Code’? Reading – Wolf Brother video and questions. Art – How to draw a giraffe.

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

FLAG CHALLENGE

This week we would like you to explore flags of the world.

Maybe you could see how many flags you are able to create with any Lego that you may have at home. If you don’t have any Lego, try painting, drawing or making collage flags?

You could design a flag quiz – as a PowerPoint slide show or using printed images – and test your friends and family.

How many flags and capital cities do you know?  How many can you learn before the end of the week?  Use the Twinkl poster in the Extra Activities section to help you.

Don’t forget to send your flag challenge creations to your home learning email address.

Monday

Mathematics

Miss Mangroo will be taking you through the arithmetic this week.  Learn along with her here:

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

Reading

This week, we are going to be looking at how to build tension in a narrative.  Read the text below named ‘The Garden of Doom Text’ then have a go at the questions in the document named ‘The Garden of Doom Questions’.  Once you’ve had a go you can check your answers in ‘The Garden of Doom Answers’.

Geography

Both the River Nile in Egypt and the River Thames in London have played a huge role in shaping human life in those areas.  Find out more here with Mr Prewer:

 

Tuesday

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.

Writing Task

This week we are all going to work together on a collaborative writing project based on the award-winning animated shirt, Belly Flop.

Click here to watch the short film Belly Flop and then join Mrs Roberts, who has more details of the writing task for you.

There is a document below named ‘Choose Your Chunk’ which you can use to help with this task.

Geography

Now that you are experts in how rivers shape human life (make sure you have completed the Geography work with Mr Prewer from yesterday), you will be deciding which is the greatest river – will you choose the River Nile and the River Thames and why?  Mr Francis is going introduce to the task here:

 

Wednesday

11am: LIVE arithmetic with Mrs O’Connor

At 11am on Wednesday 3rd June, Mrs O’Connor will be hosting a LIVE arithmetic session via Google Meet.  Your teacher has sent you a link on your class blogs.  Please go and click on this link at the set time. Make sure you have a pen or pencil and paper, or a whiteboard and whiteboard pen ready – whatever you have available at home is fine.

In order to access this meeting you will need to log in to Google.  You can do so using you .306 username followed by @gsuite.pegasusacademytrust.org.

eg: jsmith5.306@gsuite.pegasusacademytrust.org

Make sure you type this in accurately!

Your password is the password you normally use with your .306 username.  These are the same as the login that you use to log into the school computers.

Once logged into Google, go to your class blog where your teacher will have shared the Meet link – simply click on it and you should be admitted directly to the meeting.

If you have any problems opening this, please contact your teacher through your blog.

Please find detailed instructions (with screen shots) of how to log in to Google in the introduction to this weeks page.

Grammar

Today, we are going to be looking at using speech punctuation.  You will then use this knowledge to add speech to your ‘chunk’ of the collarborative writing project ‘Belly Flop’.  Open the powerpoint below named ‘Using Speech Marks’ to get started.

Science

Today, you will be using your knowledge of adaptation and inheritance to understand how the giraffe got its long neck.  Learn along with Mrs Prideaux here.

In order to access these narrated slides you will need to log in to Google – please see the box in the introduction to this week’s page for instructions on how to do this.

Downloads for Wednesday

Thursday

Mathematics

Mr Winborn is going to lead you through the wonderful world of converting between decimals, fractions and percentages.  Join him for the journey here:

Editing Task

Over the last 2 days, you have been writing your chunk of the year 6 collaborative story about the animated short film, Belly Flop.  Today, you will be looking in more detail at the three challenges that Mrs Roberts set for your writing and you will be editing your work.  Join Mrs Roberts to learn more:

PSHE

We have thought a lot about how to build successful relationships when you start secondary school so today we would like you to think on a more practical level – how are you going to get to school?  Will you walk or will take a bus or tram?  Mrs Chapman is going to help you plan your journey in a narrated powerpoint here.  You can find the warm up activity and the journey planner below.

Friday

Mathematics investigation

Using your knowledge of converting between fractions, decimals and percentages, you are going to become a spy and use a cypher to crack the code.  Open the document below named ‘Crack the Code Investigation’ to get cracking!  Once you have had a go you can check your answer in the document below named ‘Crack the Code Answers’.

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 Mrs O’Connor reading the next installment here then complete the questions below.  Once you have completed the questions you can check them against the ‘Wolf Brother Chapter 25 Answers’ below.

In order to access these narrated slides you will need to log in to Google – please see in the box in the introduction to this week’s page for instructions on how to do this.

Art

Since we have been learning about giraffes in science, we are also going to learn how to draw a giraffe.  Draw along with Ms Naughton here:

 

Extra Activities

P.E.

Why not get yourself and your family fit by doing some Just Dance routines, or having a go at some martial arts?  Maybe you could create your own obstacle course?  Open the powerpoint below named ‘PE at Home’ for more details.

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?

Charanga Music School

You can also open the website Charanga here, click on the box that says ‘Pupil and Teacher login’ to the left-hand side of the screen, login in using the details below and have a go at the Year 6 task:

Listen to PLASTIC. Click on ‘appraise’ and answer the questions.
Learn to sing PLASTIC
Have a go at the Rap Gap fill 1& 2
username: cypress6
password: robin

Extra Fun!

Trust-wide challenge

Why not have a go at the Flag Challenge?  You can find the details in the document below named ‘Flag Challenge’.  You can also find the Twinkl Flag Poster below to help you.

KAHOOT QUIZ

Why not test your learning from the history lessons this week in this Kahoot quiz?  How much can you remember?

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.

Published on 31st May, 2020

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