Year 6

Week Starting 20 April 2020

Welcome back!  We hope that you had a wonderful Easter.

This is the first week of home learning through our new Year 6 page.  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.

If you have any questions about the tasks, please do not hesitate to contact your class teacher through your class blog which can be accessed here.  You can also use the blog to share with your classmates and your teacher the wonderful work that you complete – we can’t wait to see what you produce!

This week, in addition to the mathematics tasks, we will be introducing you to the wonderful and mysterious world of the Ancient Egyptians, and celebrating Earth Day which is next Wednesday 22nd April.

Here is an overview of this weeks learning:

Session 1  Session 2 Session 3
MONDAY Arithmetic – Ms Naughton’s Marvellous Maths Reading – Wolf Brother video and questions. History – Demonstrating an understanding of chronology.
TUESDAY Mathletics – complete 3 activities set by your teacher. History – An introduction to the beliefs of the Ancient Egyptians. Reading text and questions – Egyptian Creation and Isis & Osiris reading comprehensions.
WEDNESDAY TT Rockstars and times tables tasks Research task – Research for tomorrow’s writing task relating to Earth day. Science – 3 tasks as part of our Earth day celebration
THURSDAY Reasoning – Calculating the area of triangles. Writing task – Writing a letter or poem relating to Earth Day. PSHE / RE – Strategies for coping during these difficult times.
FRIDAY Fun maths investigation – How many triangles can you make using a geoboard?  Can you work out their areas? Grammar tasks and questions – Using a variety of punctuation. Arts and crafts – How to make an 8-page booklet of facts about Ancient Egypt.
If you’re feeling musical, why not visit here for some stress-busting singing tips and singing practice.

If you have not done so already please ensure:

  • That you are completely up to date with the chapters of ‘Wolf Brother’ that our teachers have been producing.  You can find the videos here:
  • That you have completed the Easter project here.
  • That you have seen all of Miss Naughton’s videos here and here.

Monday

Mathematics

We hope that you have all been enjoying Ms Naughton’s Marvellous maths videos.  During today’s video, she will be looking at some more arithmetic.

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

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.  If you have not had a chance to see them yet then you can catch up on them all the news page of the website here.

Please enjoy Mr Francis reading the next installment then complete the questions below.

History

This term we are going to be looking at the wonderful and mysterious world of the Ancient Egyptians.  Open the powerpoint named ‘Ancient Egypt Chronology’ (Click here).  This will introduce you to some of the key events of the Ancient Egyptian era.  Next, open the powerpoint named ‘Ancient Egypt Chronology Task’ (Click here).  this will outline today’s task.  We would like you to use the information you have been given, and any of your own research, to create a timeline of events from the era of the Ancient Egyptians.  Please use the documents below named ‘Ancient Egypt Events to Order’ and ‘Ancient Egypt Events to Order 2’ to get you started.

 

 

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.

History

The Ancient Egyptians held many beliefs that dictated how they led their lives.  It is estimated that they believed in over 2,000 gods and goddesses who controlled different parts of the world and the after-life.

Using the powerpoint Ancient Egypt Beliefs, we would like you to research the beliefs held by the Ancient Egyptians.

We would then like you to create your own Egyptian god or goddess using the features of the Ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses.  Your god or goddess should include the head of an animal (and the body of a human) and include an explanation of their powers and how the animal part represents the powers of your god/goddess.  Please use the documents below named ‘Beliefs Task PROMPT’ and ‘Beliefs Task TEMPLATE’ to inspire you.

It would be great to see some of your Egyptian gods on your class blogs – the best ones might even feature in a story on the website!

If this task has whet your appetite for the gods and goddesses of the Ancient Egyptians, there is a reading comprehension extension below which you could have a go at.

Reading

As part of our introduction to the Ancient Egyptians, we would like you to complete the reading comprehensions below.  One is about the creation of the world according to the Ancient Egyptians and the other tells the tale of Isis and Orisis.

Wednesday

Happy Earth Day!!!

Mathematics

Please complete at least 15 minutes on TTRockstars.  You can then find some fun tables table games here.  Please have a go at 3 of the games.

Earth Day Research Task

On April 22nd each year we celebrate ‘Earth Day’, a day where we stop and think about environmental protection.  Tomorrow, you will be writing either a letter or poem on this subject so today we would like you to research how the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns across the world have changed the physical world at the moment.  Please open the document named ‘Earth Day Research’ below for articles and links to get you started.

Science

We have set you 3 tasks as part of our celebration of Earth Day.  Please open the document below named ‘ Earth Day Science’ for full details of the tasks.

Thursday

Mathematics

Today, we will be looking at how to calculate the area of a triangle.  Learn along with Miss Naughton here in parts 1 and 2.

 

 

Writing Task

Yesterday, you were making notes about how the global lockdowns have been making changes to the Earth.  You now need to turn your notes into a piece of writing that you draft and edit.  This piece of writing can either be a time capsule letter to yourself or a poem about the Earth and climate change.  Open the document below named ‘Earth Day Writing’ for more details on the two writing options.

PSHE

You may feel stressed and anxious about the Coronavirus (Covid19) pandemic but there are many things that you can do to help yourself cope. The slides below named ‘Coping Strategies’ look at some things you do to help stay safe and well through this difficult time.

Now let’s put the coping strategies into practice.

The slides below named ‘Coping Activities’ contain various activities for the different coping strategies. Choose at least one activity and complete it today.  However, if you do find you have more time, feel free to complete as many as you can.

Friday

Mathematics

The document below named ‘Area of Triangles Investigation’ contains a fun investigation into the area of triangles using a geoboard.  Before you have a go at this task, please ensure that you have completed the mathematics reasoning from yesterday which looks at how to calculate the area of triangles.

Grammar

Today, we will be looking at how to use a variety of punctuation to ensure that writing makes sense.

Watch the following video to remind you about the different punctuation we use in our writing!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zsh2tfr

There are also some ‘Learner Guides’ on BBC Bitesize which will help you to revise.  Here is the link:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb

Now, open the letter from Ariadne to Theseus (see below).  Ariadne seems to have forgotten her punctuation.  Can you help her by putting in the correct punctuation to make sense of her writing?

Art and DT

For this final session of our first week of learning through our Year 6 page, we would like you to bring together all that you have learnt this week about the Ancient Egyptians in an 8-page mini booklet.

Click here to watch a video of how to make an 8-page mini book.  All you need is a page of A4 paper and a pair of scissors!

We would like your booklet to have a beautifully decorated front cover with the words Ancient Egypt (watch your spelling!) and your name.

In the 6 main pages of the booklet, we would like you to display 6 facts that you have found interesting about the Ancient Egyptians.  Each page should include some writing and must be presented neatly using accurate punctuation (don’t forget those capitals and full-stops!).  Maybe you could add an illustration to some of the pages?

On the final page of the booklet, we would like you to ask 3 golden questions about what you would like to know about the Ancient Egyptians.

Once completed, please contact your teacher about uploading your work to your class blog.  We can’t wait to see your finished booklets!

Please see below for the example that Mrs O’Connor made.

Extra Activities

Published on 20th April, 2020

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