Year 6

Friday 27th March 2020

Hello Year 6, thank you so much for your lovely emails yesterday - they all made me smile. It was so nice just to touch base with some of you, believe it or not I am missing you all. I will obviously not be setting work over the weekends, so these tasks are the last for this week. I want you to enjoy your weekend: relax, watch movies, read, talk, phone or video call loved ones and friends. On Monday, we will begin the week again with your daily tasks.

Today, your tasks are as follows:

English - Click on this link https://www.literacyshed.com/the-music-video-shed.html.

Find the 'Titanium' video (second one down). Watch the first minute and then stop. What has happened? What caused it? Why?

Now, watch the video to the end, making notes on what is happening throughout. Using your excellent descriptive writing skills, write a recount from the point of view of the boy. 

Maths - Please complete pages in, what would normally be, your maths homework book. Complete sections A, B and C. If, for some reason, you did not take this book home, please click on the links 'Maths Knowledge organiser' for information and 'quiz' for completion  in the Maths support section of this page (below). Please complete in your exercise book.

The answers for the quiz can be found here (page1) here (page 2) here (page 3)

Thursday 26th March 2020

Good morning Year 6, how's it going? What have you been up to over the last few days? It does feel strange not seeing you all. The teachers at Ladbrooke are taking it in turns to go to work and teach the children coming in. I am not due in until the week after next, so I am at home, attempting to home school my two boys. Turns out Reception and Year 2 are massively different to Year 6, and maybe I should stick to Year 6!

I am sorry about the problems encountered yesterday with the maths website. I am hoping this doesn't happen again.

Today's daily tasks are:

English - If you are able to, please send me an email about how you are feeling and what you are doing. I promise to reply to each of you. If you cannot send an email, this should be in the form of a letter in your exercise book. You should also be practising your year 5/6 spelling words during this time.

I hope you are using this time to read as much as you can. Reading takes us away from our everyday lives and, right now, that is a something well-needed. 

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/ - David Walliams is reading one of his stories everyday for free.

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen - A choice of stories to listen to for free.

Maths - Below, in the entitled 'Maths support', you will find a document that contains an Arithmetic paper. It has errors. We have done something like this in class before. I would like you to go through the paper and correct it. You do not need to print this off, rather, complete it in your given exercise book. You shouldn't need the answers because you are essentially marking it! 

I noticed yesterday, during my research for your tasks, that Carol Vorderman's website, which usually has a charge to use, is now free! Make the most of this, because it is a great website. You still have to register for free access BUT you won't have to pay - https://www.themathsfactor.com/

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Hello again Year 6. How many of you are completing a PE lesson with Joe Wicks every morning? I am doing it with my boys, which is hilarious, but it is important to try and stay active during this time at home. If you want to have a go, here's the link - https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

How did you get on with the Alma task yesterday? Did you improve it?

Your daily tasks today are:

English - Complete up to three tests from your Reading comprehension booklet and then from your Grammar booklet. If, from some reason, you did not receive these in your pack. Complete reading comprehension tasks found here - https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/year-6-school-closure-home-learning-resource-pack-t-e-2549915.

Maths - Using this website https://uk.ixl.com/ follow 'Year 6', 'Maths' and then 'Ratios and rates' (O.1 - O.7). Make sure you click on 'Learn with an example' as this will support your learning. Any work you might want to note down or questions you want to answer, can be done in your exercise book. Remember that we haven't covered this yet in class (it was suppoesed to be this week's work!). Good luck

***There appears to be a problem with this website. So, instead, use these websites to support you Ratio learning - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ and https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/. Sorry about that!

Tuesday 24th March 2020

Hello Year 6, I hope your first day studying at home went well. I had a couple of emails to ask about the Ten for Ten answer booklet. If you didn't recieve a booklet, please email me and I shall email a copy back to you. Do remember to add to your diary about your thoughts and feelings on the current situation - I promise when you re-read it in years to come, you'll be amazed.

Your daily tasks are as follows:

English - I would like you to look back at your Alma writing. You should have a copy of this in your packs. Knowing what you know now and being much better writers than at the beginning of Year 6, I would like you to re-write an improved version of your narrative.

Maths - Continue with Ten for Ten booklet. Also, see if you can increase your speed on TTRockstars.

Remember, if you want to question anything - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Monday 23rd March 2020

Good morning Year 6. Please find below your daily tasks:

English - We finished reading Skellig last Thursday. Please write a book review, even if you didn't finish reading it.

For those of you who watched the DVD, tell me about the differences and similarities between the text and the film adaptation.

This should be done in the exercise book that was given with your pack

Maths - Begin your KS2 SAT Revision Ten for Ten booklet