Welcome to week 2 of Year 6 learning!
We hope that you enjoyed the tasks that we set for you last week. Don’t forget to share your work 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. We sent you all a letter in the post on Friday about how you can access your blogs and we’re looking forward to hearing from you.
Here are some wonderful examples of home learning from last week:
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 continuing our work on the mysterious world of the Ancient Egyptians, and having fun with stop-frame animation!
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 – Identifying the features of non-chronological reports.||Geography – Understanding and using the lines of longitude and latitude.|
|TUESDAY||Mathletics – complete 3 activities set by your teacher.||Reading – Wolf Brother video and questions.||Geography – Learning about the physical geography of Egypt|
|WEDNESDAY||TT Rockstars and times tables tasks||Research task – Research your chosen clan animal from the book ‘Wolf Brother’.||Science – Evolution: understanding how and why animals adapt over time.|
|THURSDAY||Reasoning – Calculating the area of parallelograms.||Writing task – Plan your clan animal fact file using the features of a non-chronological report.||RE – The journey of life: strategies for transitioning to secondary school.|
|FRIDAY||Fun maths investigation – Inside Seven Squares: investigating the area of triangles.||Grammar tasks and questions – Using the active and the passive voice.||Computing – Using stop-frame animation to make an advert.|
Why not have a go at the Trust-wide task for this week?
Go on a virtual expedition to the Egyptian burial tomb of Queen Meresankh or the Ancient Pyramids. Using the ‘Postcard Template’ (which you can find under the Extra Activities tab below), write a postcard to a friend telling them about what you have discovered on your expedition. Make sure that you include at least 3 fascinating facts to grab your friend’s interest! Why not upload your postcards onto your class blog?
Perhaps, if you’re feeling brave with a computer, you could even dress up and superimpose a picture of yourself exploring the tomb and then send it to firstname.lastname@example.org? Click here to link to a video that tells you how to add a virtual background in ‘Zoom’ so that you can appear to be wherever you like for your virtual visit.