Year 6

Welcome to the Year 6 Home Learning page

The work on this page is for those children who are isolating at home. If your child is isolating, you will have received a letter from us explaining what to do and letting you know the work pack your child needs to use. This is what you need to do:

 

  1. Scroll down below the teachers’ photographs
  2. Click on right pack for your child. This is your child’s learning for the next two weeks.
  3. Look at the work in the pack with your child and talk to them about how this is going to be completed every day.

 

The work should be completed in the book we have sent home. It would be great if you could help and encourage your child to personalize the book into something they are really proud of. Enjoy the learning!

Miss Stranks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6SB - Miss Stranks

year6@whiptonbarton.org

 

Miss Brook

6SB - Miss Brook

year6@whiptonbarton.org

 

Mr Wilson

 

 

 

 

 

 

6W - Mr Wilson

year6@whiptonbarton.org

Links to online learning platforms

https://www.myon.co.uk/index.html - MyOn books (same login as Purple Mash!)

https://ukhosted42.renlearn.co.uk/2236325/ - Accelerated Reader

https://login.mathletics.com/

https://www.sparxmaths.uk/ 

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/whiptonbartonfed

https://www.devonmusicinteractive.org.uk/yumu

Monday 1st March

Good morning! Welcome to the last week of home learning! Keep up the fabulous effort - we are nearly there... :-)

Here's one final spot the difference to get the week going - it's quite a tricky one!

spot diff

 

quick maths

English

Today, we are going to start writing some sentences to use in our 'lighthouse keeper's diary'. We will use the symbols we chose last week to help to focus our ideas on different areas. Remember, to use different sentence starters too as we were practising last week. 

We are not writing the whole diary, just practising different sentences which will be useful when we put the whole piece together.

Here is a video which shows you how to get started.

You may want to watch the animation again to help you create your sentences.

Maths

Your maths task today focusses on using the 4 operations to solve problems. This is a chance to practise your arithmetic skills and use those formal written methods we have used throughout the year so far.

Here are some video clips of each written method if you feel you need to look through them again (I imagine you might check division and multiplication rather than addition and subtraction but they are all here).

Column Addition

Column Subtraction

Multiplication (Gelosia method)

Division (Bus Stop: 1 Digit)

Division (Bus Stop: 2 Digit)

Click here for the ativities

RE

We have one final ICE lesson based on the parables we have been looking at.

Here is the video of 'The parable of the talents'

Activity

 

Friday 26th February

Good morning! Well done for making it through another great week of home learning! Only one more week to go - keep up the effort... it's great to see how you are getting on!

Here's another 'Where's Wally?' It's quite a tricky one!

where's wally

 

Quick maths

English

Today, we are continuing our reading of 'Armistice Runner' that we started before half term.

First, listen to chapter 2 here.

Read chapter 3 here.

Questions

Answers

 

Maths

Today, your task is all about finding the volume of cuboids. Click here to watch Mr Wilson explain how to do it and to have a go at some examples together.

Click here for the tasks.

Answers

Once you have completed these tasks you can log in to Mathletics where you will find a volume task to finish today's work.

 

Science

Today, we are starting our new topic on diet, exercise and circulation.

Lesson video

Task

Quiz

Thursday 25th February 

Hello! Welcome to Thursday - thanks to everyone who has sent in their work; don't forget to send it each day if you can... :-)

Did you manage to get the 9-letter word in yesterday's Boggle challenge? Mr Wilson was very pleased with how quickly he spotted it...It was 'Developed'!

Today it's something a bit different - take a look at this optical illusion.

How many legs does the elephant have?!

optical illusionquick maths

 

Science

Today, we are starting our new science topic about diet, exercise and circulation.

Lesson Video

Task

Quiz

English

stills

Today, we are going to carry on thinking about the new animation we have been watching over the past few days.

Here is the link again as you will need to watch it again for today's task.

Watch this video which introduces today's lesson.

Here is a reminder of the task if you need it.

Maths

Today, your task is all about finding the area of parallelograms. Click here to watch Mr Wilson explain how to do it and to have a go at some examples together.

Click here for the tasks.

Answers

Music

Today, your task comes from the BBC's amazing 'Ten Pieces' series and offers something a bit different. First, you need to click here to access the website and then scroll down until you see these 3 activities:

BBC ten pieces

Now, you will be able to see video clips which you need to watch in sequence.

The first video is a vocal warm-up (have a go, singing is good for you!). The second clip tells you all about dynamics, and the third video shows a wonderful orchestra playing an amazing piece of music called 'Storm interlude'. 

You task is linked to the third video clip and requires you to:

1) Listen carefully to the performance and draw a picture of what the music makes you imagine the storm to be like.

2) Answer 3 questions about dynamics

3) Describe the piece of music in just 3 adjectives.

Click here to access the task.

Don't forget to send us your work :-)

Wednesday 24th February

Good morning! We are half way through another week... :-) It's been great to see how well you are getting on - don't forget to send your work in! We were really impressed with how well everyone did with the French quiz yesterday - you remembered the new vocabulary really well!

Did you solve the riddle?

What fiver letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?

Short!

Today it's another Boggle challenge! Who will beat Miss Stranks to the 9-letter word!?

Boggle

 

quick maths

English

lh

Today, we are using the ideas we wrote yesterday about the lighthouse keeper's thoughts and feelings at different points in the story.

We will be using them to write some sentences so make sure you have yesterday's work with you.

Watch the film again here.

Lesson Video

Task This is a reminder - make sure you have watched the video for a full explanation and examples

Word Bank ('ed' examples - watch the film again if you need ideas for 'ing' openers - you will need to look at what the character is doing at different points.)

Maths

Today, your task is all about finding the area of triangles. Click here to watch Mr Wilson explain how to do it and to have a go at some examples together.

Click here for the tasks.

Answers

Computing

Due to some technical issues with this lesson yesterday, we have set it again for today (it definitely works this time) This lesson focuses on how to use timers in our coding.

If you have already completed the 'sounds' task, go straight to the 'tick tock' activity. If not, complete 'sounds' first.

Here is a video to introduce the task.

Tuesday 23rd February

Good morning! It was great to catch-up with some of you yesterday! We are looking forward to seeing you properly soon... Until then, keep going! The effort you are putting in is fab and you are doing really well. Remember to send us your work if you didn't yesterday... :-)

How many differences did you manage to spot yesterday?

solution

 

Here's a riddle to get our brains going today!

What fiver letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?

 

quick maths

English

Lighthouse

We are starting something new this week in English.

First, watch this short animation - you may want to watch a couple of times.

Now watch this video, which introduces today's task.

The task can be found here - remember, you may find it easier to keep replaying parts of the animation rather than just using the still images.

Maths

Today we are reviewing the work we did last half term on area and perimeter of rectilinear shapes. Click here to watch Mr Wilson explain today's activities.

Here are the tasks.

Answers

French

We just wanted to do a quick check of how much you have remembered from yesterday before we move on next week...

Complete this short quiz before you do computing!

Computing

This lesson focuses on how to use timers in our coding.

If you have already completed the 'sounds' task, go straight to the 'tick tock' activity. If not, complete 'sounds' first.

Here is a video to introduce the task.

Monday 22nd Febrauary

wb

We hope you all had a good half term and managed to get out a bit despite the rain! Mr Wilson is looking forward to catching up with you all on the google meets! Same codes as always... see you there!

You all did brilliantly last half term and we are really looking forward to getting stuck in to some new learning :-)

Here is a spot the difference to get our brains back into gear - can you find all 10!?

spot diff

 

quick maths

English

We are starting the week with a reading lesson.

First, read this text about sea creatures.

Questions

Answers

Maths

Today, we are starting the week with a number problem – it comes in the form of a game called ‘the 24 game’:

Using all four numbers 4, 6, 6 and 8, but using each number only once, there are over 60 different ways of getting the answer 24 by adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing.

How many can you and your family find?

You might also want to consider thinking about BODMAS and how it could help you to find some different solutions.

e.g. 6 x 8 – 6 x 4

We looked at BODMAS again just before half term. Click here if you need a quick reminder, and good luck!

French

french

Today's task is all about parts of the body - click here to access the website we have frequently used for our French lessons where you will find a selection of vocabulary activities to have a go at. 

Once you have completed the different activities, have a go at drawing a picture of yourself and labelling it with the correct French body parts - you can use the website as a reference to make sure you spell accurately. 

Don't forget to send your efforts to us!

Thursday 11th February

Well... Happy Half Term! As tomorrow is a non-pupil day, there will be no home learning so - a MASSIVE well done to ALL of you for a fantastic (if very strange...) half term. You have been superstars! It seems very odd to think back to that one day we had together in January but, hopefully, it won't be long before we are all back together again!

Did you solve yesterday's riddle?

What has hands and a face but cannot hold anything or smile?

A clock!

Here's a final 'Boggle' challenge!

Boggle

 

We practised fractions to decimals in maths a few weeks ago... How much can you remember?

quick maths

English

We are finishing this term with another reading lesson. We have read some extracts from some excellent books recently and this is no different... Some of you may have read Tom Palmer's books before. Lots of them are based around sport.

armistice runner

Chapter 1                          Vocabulary Support Sheet

Questions

Answers

 

Maths

We made a good start yesterday! As most people were only confident to try the one star task, today we are going to practise some more converting measures. If you completed the two star task yesterday and are ready to move on, there is a separate task for you below.

Lesson Video - In today's video, we focus on two particular models that can support us to convert measures.

Task - Try as many of the questions as you can but don't worry if you have to miss one or two.

Answers

Some of you were very confident yesterday so have an alternative task below. You do NOT need to complete both lessons!

Alternative Task

Answers

If you need some support, look at this video.

Geography/PSHE

Recently, nobody has been allowed many of the freedoms they would usually enjoy: no meeting friends and certainly no holidays to tropical places. With this in mind, we want to transport you to one such sunny place, but there is a catch... you are stranded on a desert island! Luckily, you have a large wooden crate with enough room to fit 10 essential survival items inside.

Your task is to carefully select these 10 items and explain the reasons for your choices using sentences that contain a range of conjunctions – have a look at these examples to point you in the right direction. You might want to consider the challenges you could face on a desert island and which of your chosen items could help to solve them. Just remember, the things you choose must be able to fit into a ‘large’ wooden crate that you could realistically carry / drag along the sand, so no choosing a fancy jet-ski to cruise home to safety! Have a look at these items if you need some inspiration.

Survival items

We look forward to receiving some of your survival pack ideas. Who amongst you is the ultimate survivor… the next Bear Grylls?!

Wednesday 10th February

Hello! Welcome to Wednesday! It's been great to see everything you have been sending in so far... It's amazing to see how much effort is going into all of the tasks. Here are a few particularly impressive efforts from yesterday :-)

work

 

Here is a midweek riddle to test you brain power!

What has hands and a face but cannot hold anything or smile?

 

quick maths

SID

Following on from our lesson yesterday, Miss Hardinge has recorded one of the 'Safer Internet Day' stories that some of us read at school. Follow the link below... Enjoy!

Video Link

English

I loved reading your letters yesterday - they really made me smile and, in some cases, laugh out loud!

Today, we are going to look at things from a different perspective. We are going to write short replies from Duncan to some of the crayons.

Before you start, you may want to remind yourself of the whole book here.

Choose two or three letters to write short replies to. This could include replying to your own letter from yesterday. You will have to decide if you think Duncan will be sorry or annoyed - maybe he will feel differently about different crayons...

Here are two examples.

As you can see, these are much shorter than the letters you wrote yesterday so push yourself to do a few in different styles. 

Here are more examples of the letters to choose from.

Sentence starters:
After reading your grievances,...
Due to your letter, I have realised/decided...
Since receiving...,
Please accept...
I was not impressed by/with...
Reading your letter made me...

 

Maths

Today we are looking at converting units of measure. As this is something that some people find quite complicated, we have organised things in a different way. There is a one star task and a two star task. Choose the one which fits you best. You do not need to do both tasks.

Lesson Video

One star task

One Star Answers

Two star task

Two Star Answers

If you have completed the two star task and want to push yourself further, here is a STRETCH activity.

Art

Today, we would like you to use the techniques (shading and working with shadow and light) you have looked at over past two sessions to create a new piece of art. There are going to be a few differences this time because we actually want you to use pen… yes you heard it correct, you are going to use pen to draw and sketch!

Before I explain the task, have a look at this video from Mary Doodles which recaps the skills from the previous two art sessions but also shows how to work with pen. Pause and re-watch where required.

So, today’s task is in two parts: first, take any object from your house and sketch it using the shading techniques mentioned previously – take your time and aim to create a sketch that is as close to the real thing as you can. Second, you will zoom in and focus on one part of the sketch and enlarge into a new sketch of its own – have a look at this example to give you an idea of how it could look.

Note: If you find it too tricky with a pen then just use a pencil.

As always, send us your examples and get those sparks of creativity flying.

Tuesday 9th February

Good morning! It was lovely to see so many of you yesterday and catch up with what you have been up to!

We managed to find all 10 differences in the google meet yesterday - did you spot them all? Here's the solution:

spot diff

It's another Tuesday which means time for another Tuesday challenge!

Starter

This week's challenge is to collect objects which start with the letters of your first name. So, if you were called Sam, you could collect a snake, an apple and a marble. Take a picture of your collected items in the order that spells your name! Good luck! We are looking forward to seeing your efforts!

Have a look at our attempts below!

tc

 

quick maths

 

English

Today you are going to write your letter to Duncan!

You will need your plan from yesterday. If you find that you need some more ideas, here is the document from yesterday to help you.

Have a look at this video to see Miss Stranks demonstrate how to use your plan when writing your letter.

Remember those things which make letters of complaint effective:

  • Examples
  • Solutions
  • Strong adjectives and adverbs to make your point
    • This is totally unacceptable.
    • I am seriously concerned.
  • Paragraphs!!!
  • Range of punctuation - e.g. exclamation marks, brackets, dashes, semi-colons
  • Rhetorical questions (with question marks!)
  • Eye-catching layout and emphasis - e.g. capital letters, underlining etc

We are really looking forward to reading what you come up with!

Maths

Well done with all the fantastic efforts yesterday to solve the maze. We had lots of solutions :-) If you didn't quite get there, Miss Stranks goes through the solution at the beginning of today's video...

For the rest of this week, we are looking at measures.

Lesson Video

Task 1

Task 2

Answers

STRETCH video

STRETCH activity

PSHE/Computing

SID

Today is Safer Internet Day which means in over 170 countries all around the world people will be thinking and learning about how to keep safe online.

This year Safer Internet Day is focusing on ‘reliability’ on the internet – what can you trust online?

Start by watching this video about meerkats!

You will need a pencil to write down the facts you think are false – pause the video if you need to!

Next, we have a quiz which looks in more detail about what to trust on the internet.

You can take the quiz online by following this link or you can look at this document which has the safe information.

Finally, based on what you have read and seen today, design a poster with one ‘Top Tip’ for knowing what to trust on the internet.

You can design your own or use this template for inspiration.

Monday 8th February

Good morning everyone, welcome to the last week before half term. You have done a fantastic job with your home learning so far and it has been great to see the effort you have put in.

Here is our last spot the difference of this term!

spot diff

Mental calculation: doubling

double 36                                            double 49                                            double 127

double 2,036                                         double 1,567                                         double 10,029

double 23.6                                        double 659.9                                        double 35.26

English

Today we are going to plan a new letter to Duncan from a crayon!

You will need to choose a new colour to write from - this could be one of the colours you came up with last week. Try to think of something unusual - maybe maroon, emerald, gold, or even rainbow!

Here is a document which gives you lots of ideas of the types of things you could say to Duncan.

Now plan your own letter:

Use the layout below to help you organise your ideas - remember, plan more than you think you'll need so you have plenty of ideas when you write your letter tomorrow!

 

Letter Plan

Maths

We are going to start the week with a maths puzzle all about this maze:

Maze 100

Watch this short video which explains the challenge.

Here is a reminder of the task.

If you want to print some mazes, you can use this page. However, you don't need to print anything out. You can solve the problem just by writing down the numbers on your 'route'.

Good luck - we will post the solution tomorrow!

RE/Computing

As we only have four days this week, we are combing our RE and computing!

Here is a link to another video from the ICE team.

When you have watched it, have a go at creating your own version on purple mash. You could use 2Animate or have a go at 2Create a story which combines features we have practised in 2Animate and some of the sound recording we have used in music using 2Sequence.

Both programs are set in your 2Do's so you can easily find them. If you would prefer to make your own version of one of the other stories we have looked at, you can find the videos here.

The lost coin

The good Samaritan

2Animate  2Create

Friday 5th February

Hurrah, you have breezed through another week with dedication and effort! It has been lovely to see so many of you at our daily google meets and there have been some super pieces of work sent in to us. 

Did you solve yesterday's riddle?

A brother, sister and their dog went out for a walk with a broken umbrella.

Why didn't they get wet?

It wasn't raining!

As it's Friday, here's another 'Where's Wally' challenge!

where's wally

 

mental mathsCMHW

Click here for today's video and here for the task.

English

We have another reading task today.

Here is the opening extract to Ross Welford's new book 'When we got lost in Dreamland'. 

book

I really enjoy Ross Welford's books and have lots of them in school - I know some of you have read them. This one only came out two weeks ago.

Read the opening here.

Then choose one of these activities.

Maths

Today, our maths session is all about using known facts to solve trickier problems. Click here to watch Mr Wilson explain the task and go through a variety of examples with you.

Now you have watched the video clip, click here to access the tasks.

Answers

PSHE

As part of Children's Mental Health week, today we are thinking about gratitude. It can be really tricky to stay positive at the moment and I know lots of us are having days when we are feeling down and find things difficult. Today, we are going to spend a bit of time thinking about those things and people that we can still be grateful for.

Here is a short video to start things off...

I hope you enjoyed that one - it certainly made me smile!
Have a look at the activities below and choose one or two to try. You may want to come back to some of these things across the next couple of weeks too.

Positive Journal

Gratitude Box

Thank You Letter

Thursday 4th February

Hello! Well done for making it to another Thursday! How did you get on with the Boggle challenge yesterday? Well done if you spotted the 9 letter word - bumblebee!

Here's a riddle to get you thinking today...!

A brother, sister and their dog went out for a walk with a broken umbrella.

Why didn't they get wet?

quick mathsCMHW

Click here for today's video and here for the task

English

Today we have another reading activity.

We would like you to read the first chapter of this book then answer the questions:

last wild

Chapter 1

Questions

Answers

Here is a link to a video of the author (Piers Torday) reading chapter 2 if you would like to see how the story continues... He has recorded the whole book if you would like to listen to more - I'd recommend it; it's a great book!

Maths

Today, our maths session is all about mental calculation and the different strategies we can use. Click here to watch Mr Wilson explain the task and go through a variety of examples with you.

Now you have watched the video clip, click here to access the tasks.

Answers

Art

During last week’s art session, you learned about different shading techniques and created a value scale to represent light and dark shades – click here if you would like a reminder. Today, we want you to take these skills and apply them to some still life sketching (drawing an object or group of objects).

Before you get started, you need to watch this video clip where Mary Doodles will explain about light and shadow and you can see where you can use those techniques of basic shading, hatching, cross-hatching, stippling and smudging. Mary recommends sketching an egg but you can use any household object and follow her simple steps to create your own piece of art.

We look forward to seeing what you come up with; be creative, be daring and please send your examples to us as we love to see your fabulous efforts!

Wednesday 3rd February

Welcome to Wednesday you wonderful lot! I thoroughly enjoyed the Challenge Tuesday efforts yesterday - don't forget to send them into us if you haven't done so already :-)

How many words can you find in the Boggle challenge this week?

Do let us know if you find the 9 letter word!

Boggle

Mental calculation: subtraction

150 – 59 =                                          240 – 135 =                                        265 – 119 =

15.5 – 3.3 =                                       40.6 – 15.7 =                                     122.1 – 20.2 =

1.75 – 0.48 =                                     28.36 – 5.15 =                                  32.53 – 2.06 =

 

CMHW

Here is today's video and here is the task. Enjoy!

 

English

Our first activity today is to find as many synonyms as possible for different colours.

Look at this list:

Colours

How many different descriptions can you think of for each colour? You could organise this in columns or as spider diagrams.

Here is what I thought of for green:

Green synonyms

Can you think of any others? Do this for each of the colours in the list above.

Activity 2: Now, pick three of the ‘new colours’ you have thought of and think about what their problems could be if they were to write a letter to Duncan.

Look at this document if you need a few ideas – I am sure you can come up with more interesting ideas; use your imagination!

Maths

Today, we are looking at the order of operations in multi-step calculations (BIDMAS). 

Lesson Video

Task 1

Task 2

Answers

Science

Today, there are a few activities to have a go at as we come the end of our science topic of electricity. 

Task 1: Log in to Purple mash to have a go at two quizzes to test your electricity knowledge and your knowledge of circuits.

Task 2: Have a go at this electricity word search... can you find them all, including those key 'buzz' words ;-)

Task 3: I thought you would all appreciate a Pokemon-based electricity task, so have a go at designing and drawing your own electric type pokemon - here are some favourites to inspire you!

Tuesday 2nd February

Good morning everybody, great to see so many of you at our google meets yesterday (the more, the merrier). We have been receiving so many lovely pieces of work - keep them coming!

Mental calculation: multiplying by 10, 100 and 1,000

95 x 10 =                             125 x 10 =                          12.5 x 10 =

1.07 x 100 =                         12.8 x 100 =                      84.4 x 100 =

0.34 x 1000 =                    103.51 x 1000 =                 1.403 x 1000 =

Challenge Tuesday

Today's challenge: can you tear a piece of paper into the shape of a creature? (no drawing or scissors allowed). You may decorate your creature once your paper is torn into shape to make it look more like the creature you have chosen. Good luck...we are very excited about this one!

How did you get on with yesterday's spot the difference?

Here is the solution:

spot diffCMHW

Welcome to day 2! Here is the video and here is the task!

English

Hopefully, you all had a chance to watch the book being read yesterday. If not, watch it here.

Cover

Today, we are going to look in more detail at some of the letters from the crayons.

Have a look at this video which compares a couple of the letters and explains today's task.

Here is today's task - remember you don't have to print. Just write or type your answers.

Maths

Today's lesson focuses on square and cube numbers.

Lesson Video

Task

If you want more of a challenge, here is a STRETCH task.

Answers

RE

This week, we have another lesson from the ICE team.

Watch this video from Sally, telling the story of 'The Good Samaritan'.

Once you have listened to the story, here are some activities to try.

If you would like to read the story yourself, click here.

 

Monday 1st February

Hello! Welcome to a new week of home learning! Mr Wilson is at home this week and is looking forward to seeing lots of you on the google meets. We hope you had a good weekend despite the rain...!

Here is another spot the difference to start the week:

spot diff

 

quick mathsCMHW

This week is Children's mental health week! Each day, there will be a short video from Sustrans (the cycling charity who work closely with our school) for you to watch and a short activity for you to have a go at if you want to. Have fun!

Video 1

Activity

English

This week, we are going to be beginning a new series in English, focused around some interesting colouring pencils. For starters, take a look at this front cover (we’ve hidden the title so that it doesn’t give anything away yet):

The Day the Crayons Quit cover

 

Spend some time noting down some ideas about this front cover, using the “I notice, I wonder” process that we often use at school. Don’t forget that you can often combine these to push your thinking a little bit further.

Once you’ve considered the front cover, use your thoughts to make some predictions: what could this book be about? What makes you think so? Back up your suggestion with evidence from what you’ve noticed! Make sure you write your predictions down…

After you’ve made your predictions, you can watch this video of the book being read.

What do you think: were your predictions close? Absolutely right? Nowhere near??

Maths

This week, we will be practising some of the knowledge and skills we looked at last term.

Today is all about prime numbers.

Lesson video

Task 1

Task 2

Answers

If you want an extra challenge, here is a stretch activity.

 

Computing

Today's lesson is slightly different. Rather than learn new skills, we are going to practise what we have looked at so far using the 'Free Code Chimp' program.

free code chimp

Here is a short video with a quick introduction to the programme.

Friday 29th January

Good morning! Well, we've nearly made it through another week! Looking forward to seeing you at 10:00 on the google meet - hopefully linking up with everyone at school will work better today...:-)

Well done to Eve who spotted the 9-letter word in the Boggle challenge yesterday - affection! She beat me; my best was 'office'...

Here's a Where's Wally to end the week... Can you spot him?!

where's wally

 

quick maths

English

We are finishing our week with another reading task following on from yesterday's magical theme.

Text

Activity

Maths

We are finishing off this week building on what we did yesterday looking at area of more complex shapes.

Lesson Video

Task 1

Task 2

Answers

Geography

We are continuing to think about sustainability and building on what we did last week.

sustainability

Last week, we looked at this diagram which shows how sustainability balances the needs of people, the environment and the economy today in a way which means these resources will still be available to people in the future.

Today, we are thinking about how cities are becoming more sustainable.

First, look at this document and note down all the examples of being sustainable (environmentally friendly) that you can see.

Now watch the video below which explores some real examples of how cities around the world are becoming more sustainable. Make some notes about what the different cities are doing. You don't need to write everything - focus on the things that interest or surprise you!

The video goes quite quickly so you may need to watch it a couple of times or pause it as you make notes.

Sustainable cities video

Thursday 28th January

Hello! Well, we've made it to another Thursday! It's been lovely to catch up with so many of you so far this week. Make sure you are sending your work in if you haven't so far this week... :-)

Any guesses for yesterday's riddle?

What goes up but never comes back down? Your age!

Today, we have a 'Boggle' challenge to start the day!

bogglequick maths

English

We have another reading task today. Similar to last week there is a text to read followed by two sets of questions. Do as many as you can.

The answers are below so you can check to see how you get on.

Text

Questions

Answers

Maths

We are continuing thinking about shapes but today we move on from thinking about perimeter and begin to look at area.

Lesson Video

Task 1

Task 2

Answers

Art

In previous art lessons, we’ve used videos to show us step by step ways of making simple but effective cartoons. Sometimes, though, you want to be able to make your drawings look even more realistic and three dimensional. We can usually achieve this through shading. There are lots of different shading techniques and it is useful to be able to use them - we have used shading this year so you have some experience already.

Watch this video from Mary Doodles, which explains how to make a value scale (light to dark) using a range of different shading techniques, including: basic shading, hatching, cross-hatching, stippling and smudging!

You might want to pause the video between each explanation so that you can have a go at making your value scale with that technique, before you carry on with the next explanation.

Make sure you send us a picture of your different shading scales... you could even sketch something and shade it!

Wednesday 27th January

Good morning! Welcome to Wednesday... It was lovely to see and hear from so many of you yesterday. Do make sure you keep sending in your work. We love to see it and give you some feedback!

How did you get on with the Tuesday Challenge? If you have any more photos, we would love to see them - they need to be in by the end of today if you want them to be in the newsletter!

Here is a riddle to start the day:

What goes up but never comes back down?

quick maths

English

It was great to see the start you made to your story endings yesterday. Do look at the feedback you had and try and incorporate that in your writing today.

Today, we simply want you to continue and finish your story. Use your story map as a plan and remember to use all the techniques we talked about yesterday.

  • -ing and -ed openers
  • using all five senses to describe a scene (as we did with the feather map)
  • showing not telling emotions (as in the chase scene)
  • using different sentences length and the power of three

If you need a little more help, remember, you can use our writing symbols to plan what you want to include in your paragraph before you start.

writing symbols

The biggest tip I can give you is not to have too much action without putting in some thoughts, feelings or description of the scene! If you have already written your whole ending, choose a paragraph to see if you can edit and redraft to include more of the symbols and techniques.

We are looking forward to seeing your final masterpieces!

Maths

We are going to continue thinking about perimeter - remember you need to include all the sides, not just the ones that are written on... :-)

Lesson Video

Task 1

Task 2

Answers

Science

Over the past few weeks we have been studying electricity in science. We have looked at circuits and how electricity works and even practised drawing circuit diagrams. Watch this clip for a brief reminder about electricity.

Today, you are going to focus on electrical safety and the potential dangers electricity can cause. Let’s begin by exploring this virtual house, click on the potential dangers and learn about how to avoid them – you might want to make some notes about what you find.

Next, use a keen eye to spot the potential dangers in this every-day kitchen, note them down and explain why you think they may be dangerous.

Finally, create a poster highlighting some potential electrical dangers and how to avoid them. You should use your notes to help decide which are the most important things to include.

We are looking to display some of the best examples in school so please try your best to create some eye-catching and informative posters!

Tuesday 26th January

challenge tuesday

 

How did you get on with the 'spot the difference' yesterday? We found 9 on the google meet yesterday morning...

Here's the solution:

spot diff solution

 

quick maths

English

Today, you will be using your story map from yesterday to write some of your story ending. Focus on half of your boxes today and make sure you are adding detail to build the atmosphere.

Think about these techniques which we have practised:

  • -ing and -ed openers
  • using all five senses to describe a scene (as we did with the feather map)
  • showing not telling emotions (as in the chase scene)
  • using different sentences length and the power of three

We will be continuing with this tomorrow so do show us how you get on so that we can give you some feedback before tomorrow.

If you want some more tips of how to get started, watch this video.

Maths

Today, we will have a look at how to find the perimeter of rectilinear (compound) shapes. Click here to watch a video where Mr Wilson explains how to do and goes through some activities.

One you have watched the video, click here for the tasks.

RE

Today, we have an RE lesson provided by Sally from the ICE team.

It is looking at another 'parable' - a story Jesus told with a deeper spiritual meaning. We looked at some of these last term but the one Sally tells today will be new to you.

Here is the link to the story.

There are then some different activities to choose from on this sheet to help you think about the meaning of the story.

Below is a version of the story for you read from the Message version of the Bible:

lost coin

 

Monday 25th January

Good Morning! Welcome to another week of home learning. It's Miss Stranks on the google meets and responding to your work this week - I can't wait to see you all again!

Here's another spot the difference to warm up our brains...

spot diff

 

quick maths

English

Having finished watching the video of our story ‘Ruin’, we would like you to make a storyboard setting out what you think happens to your character after the end of the events that take place. What do they need to do now? Where do they go next? How does the chase and the end of the video affect their mission according to your work from last week?

For your storyboard, split a page into a grid of between 4 and 6 squares, as we have done in class in the past. For each square, draw a picture of the next key piece of action in the story and write a caption that summarises what is going on. This needs to be complete so that you can use it to help you write your ending over the next couple of days. 

If you are struggling to remember what a storyboard looks like, have a look at this example  (it's a little tricky to try and draw on a computer, so we have used pictures from the film, but you can draw yours!)

Maths

Today is the last lesson in our series looking at fractions and decimals. Today we look at another method for converting fractions to decimals particularly looking at the link between fractions and dividing.

Lesson video

Activities

Answers

Computing

We are continuing to recap and build our coding skills.

Quite a few people got a little stuck last week on the 'Princess and the Frog' challenge.

Here is a video giving you some tips.

You can then have another go at this activity in your '2Dos'. There is then a new activity to try adding sounds to your code.

If you completed the princess task last week, go straight to the 'sounds' task.

Friday 22nd January

Good morning! Well, we've made it to the end of another week - we have seen a lot of fantastic work this week, well done! Those of us in school will be joining you for part of the google meet this morning - we are looking forward to saying hello!

How did you get on with the riddle? It took us a little while in school yesterday!

What starts with T, ends with T and has T in it? A teapot!

Let's end the week with a 'Where's Wally?' Can you spot him?!

where's wallyquick maths

Assembly

Miss Hardinge has created an assembly for you to watch today about our effort to send our old school furniture and equipment to the Gambia. Click here to check it out!

English

This morning, we have another text linked to what you read yesterday. This is a story extract based on the idea that humans are beginning to colonise Mars.

Read the text here.

You then have a choice of tasks here.

Maths

You have been doing brilliantly with all our work on decimals and fractions. We are continuing this for another couple of days.

Lesson Video

Tasks

Answers

Geography

Let's start with a recap. Based on what we did last lesson, are these statements true or false?

t or f

Today, we are thinking about ‘sustainability’ and what it means to be ‘sustainable’.

Have a look at the image below. What ideas does it give you about what sustainability could mean.

sustainability

Now read this document which explains the diagram.

Why is the environment under pressure?

Watch this video to remind yourself of some of the issues with unsustainable waste.

2

On the next document you will find a variety of photos which show how unsustainable practices are damaging the environment.

Look through the photos. Make some notes about what you notice or discuss them with someone else at home.

Photos

3

Below is a sheet with a variety of activities to do with waste and sustainability. Choose 1 or 2 of the tasks to have a go at.

Activities

Thursday 21st January

Hello! We've made it to Thursday again! It's been lovely to see so many of you in the google meets so far this week - do join us to say hello at 10:00!

Let's start the day with another riddle:

What begins with T, ends with T and has T in it?

quick maths

English

Today, we have another reading activity for you. It is all about space exploration!

The text can be found here.

The questions are here. Read the questions carefully - there were a few silly mistakes last week!

You can check your answers here.

Maths

Today's lesson revisits some of our previous learning on fractions as decimals.

Start by working through this video.

Task 1

Task 2

Check your answers here before you send your work into us - can you correct any mistakes?

Art

By now, you have all encountered the gyrocopter that chased our hero in the film Ruin. No one knows where exactly it came from, nor quite why it chased him, but clearly it’s dangerous.

Inspired by this, and by the new worlds you will be creating in your own writing next week, we would like you to design your own flying machine that might chase the main character in your story. You can feel free to:

  • Draw your flying machine
  • Label it, if you would like to be really clear in describing its capabilities
  • Make your machine out of Lego (or any other materials you have available)
  • Or find any other creative way of designing your machine!

Be as creative and imaginative as you can be! Don’t feel like you have to complete this within the half an hour we usually set for this task – take your time, be careful and detailed, feel free to work at it over the weekend! We would love to see your finished products and may even see if we can share some of the best examples here on the school website!

If you need a little more inspiration, we’ve put together some different examples of flying machines.

Wednesday 20th January

Good morning! I can't believe we're half way through another week! We loved seeing your Tuesday Challenge photos - do keep them comping if you haven't had a chance yet :-)

Today, let's start with a game of Bookends! How many words can you find which start and end with the letters below... what's the longest word you can find?

bookends

 

quick maths

English

Today, we will be using some of the ideas you came up with yesterday to write part of the chase sequence.

DON'T WORRY - we are not asking you to write the whole thing!

You need to choose two sections from the chase to write. These need to be parts that follow each other. E.g. you could do '2 and 3' but not '2 and 5'.

The six sections to choose from are here:

chase sections

You will then need to look at the ideas for emotions you came up with yesterday to help you write your two sections.

Here is an example of the emotions you may have had - you can add these to your own if you need to.

Using the 'show, don't tell' boxes from yesterday, we can build a paragraph that combines the action of the chase with the reaction of the character.

Here are two examples which show you how we can use the boxes to add detail to our paragraphs.

Example one: Box 1 and 2

Example two: Box 3 and 4

This video introduces the task in more detail if you need it.

Maths

Today, we are going to take a bit of a pause and look back over the skills we have practised over the past few sessions. We would like you to have a go at this task and show us just how much you have retained! Remember to use the strategies we have practised recently – here are the links to the Gelosia and short division methods Miss Stranks showed you previously.

Science

Today, we are continuing our topic on electricity.

Firstly, based on what we did last lesson, can you order these steps to explain how lightning is produced?

lightning

Today's lesson moves on from thinking about static electricity to consider the electricity we use to power things in our homes.

First, watch this video which is an introduction to electricity - it's very short; you might want to watch it a couple of times.

The main part of the lesson can then be found here.

Once you have worked through the video, the task can be found here.

 

Tuesday 19th January

Hello! It's time for another Tuesday Challenge! We loved seeing your self-portraits last week and can't wait to see your efforts today...

Your challenge today is to balance an unusual object on your head for five seconds... The crazier the better! We are looking forward to seeing the photos :-)

How many differences did you manage to spot yesterday? Here is the solution:

solutionquick maths

English

Today, we are going to watch the complete chase from our film!

The link to the complete video can be found here.

You then need to watch this video for today's lesson.

The timeline sheet that you need for the first task is here.

Examples of the 'Show, don't tell' boxes are here.

Maths

feedback

Today's lesson builds on what we have been doing on Friday and yesterday.

The video can be found here.

The first sheet of problems can be found here.

On the second sheet, you will need to look at the context of the problem and adjust your answer to fit. Watch the second half of the video again if you need to see an example.

Sheet 2

Do check your answers so you can try and correct any mistakes. 

Sheet 1 answers

Sheet 2 answers

French

We are going to start today using the same website as last week. This time we are studying animals, more specifically pets.

Have a look at the tutorial and the games just like before and then have a go at completing these activities. There are 4 to choose from, so don’t feel you need to complete them all - they are fairly short though so I reckon you could manage it ;-)

Monday 18th January

Hello! Welcome to a new week of home learning! We hope you had a lovely weekend and are looking forward to catching up and getting stuck in to some new learning. 

How did you do with Friday's riddle?

Here's a reminder:

What can you catch but not hold?

A cold!

How about another spot the difference to start the week:

spot diff

 

quick maths

English

We have spent a while now considering the world around our protagonist (that means the main character), but we've not yet thought about the protagonist themselves!

Who are they? Where have they come from? Why are they now here in this ruined city; are they looking for something or someone? Why are they being chased; are they dangerous or just in danger?

All of these questions, and more, are vitally important to answer if you want to write a good, detailed story, that engages your reader and takes them with you on the journey.

Here is the link again if you need to remind yourself of the story so far.

Today, we would like you to have a go filling out a "Person of Interest" file, as if this main character had been being observed for some time.

This will get you to think about the answers to all those questions you have about them. We have created a blank file for you to use, or you can make your own document - make sure it includes as much information as you can think of, so that you can really picture this character and understand where they are coming from and why they are doing what they are doing!

Remember, you are not trying to come up with multiple different reasons for this character to be in the city: you need to pick one reason and stick with it, so that you can write a clearer, more cohesive story when it comes to putting everything together.

If you're unsure what one of these might look like, here's a detailed example to show you the sort of thing you might work towards.

Maths

Today, we are revisiting some of the work on fractions that we did before Christmas. This will help us as we continue to work with decimal numbers.

First watch this video.

Now, click here for the main task.

For a bit more of a challenge, here is a video to introduce the next task.

Second task and stretch

When you have finished, make sure you check your answers and try and correct any mistakes. Let us know if you need some help!

Main task answers

Second task and stretch answers

Computing

Today, we are going to continue practising our coding skills. Don't worry - we have made things a lot simpler than last lesson which was very tricky!

Log on to purple mash and look at the two activities in your '2Do's'.

Here is a short video to introduce the lesson if you need it.

Friday 15th January

Good Morning! Welcome to Friday - you have almost made it through another week of home learning. Don't forget to join in the google meet at 10:00 if you would like to go through the tasks together.

Did you manage to find all of the differences yesterday? Here is the solution:

spot diff

 

Let's finish the week with another riddle!

What can you catch but not hold?

 

quick maths

English

We are going to end the week with another reading task.

Read this text and answer as many of the questions as you can.

Remember, try to answer in complete sentences where needed.

Maths

Today's lesson is split into two parts and looks at two different methods for dividing decimals.

Firstly, watch this video.

Now, you can practise that method with the questions on this sheet.

In this second video, we look at another method. 

This sheet includes questions to practise this method and also other general questions about decimals. It's a bit trickier so just do what you can - don't worry of there are some questions you are unsure of.

When you have finished, you can check your answers below.

Task 1 Answers

Task 2 Answers

Science

We are starting our new topic today.

Thanks to everyone who sent in words to do with electricity. Here is what you came up with:

vocab

We will be using some of these today and many more will come up over the next couple of weeks. We will also be learning some new vocabulary to add to this bank.

Firstly, watch this video for a quick demonstration of what we will be considering today.

No, you can watch the main part of the lesson here.

Here is a reminder of the task - it is explained in more detail on the video.

Thursday 14th January

Hello everyone! Hope you are ready for another busy day of home learning! It was lovely to read your scene settings yesterday - lots of great description. We look forward to more of your work today.

Did anyone solve yesterday's riddle? Here's a reminder:

A man rode into a town on Friday.

He stayed for three days and left on Friday.

How?

Solution: His horse was called Friday!

Today, to warm up your brains, here's another spot the difference:

spot diffquick maths

English Task

Today, we are going to watch some more of the story we have been working on all week. Look at this video which takes our character a little further.

You may want to watch it a couple of times to take in the details. 

Now, look at this sheet and have a go at the questions.

Make sure you explain your ideas in detail, giving reasons for your thoughts.

Maths Task

We have been really impressed with how you have been doing so far this week.

Today we continue looking at decimal numbers, this time multiplying them by whole numbers. Some of you have looked at this before, but for some of you, this will be new. Take it at your own pace and see how you get on.

The video can be found here.

The main task can be found here.

If you are feeling confident, have a go at the stretch activities here.

Other Curriculum Area - Art

Prepare yourselves to be amazed at the fantastic art work you will be able to produce after watching today’s cartoon tutorial! Click on this link to watch Pete McKee teach you how to draw some funky superhero characters. Have a go, and don’t forget to colour them in if you have pencils, felt-tips or paints (shade in pencil if you that’s all you have).

We look forward to seeing how they turn out so send us your best efforts!

Wednesday 13th January

Good Morning! Welcome to another day of home learning. It's been lovely to see and hear from so many of you - we especially enjoyed all of your self-portraits; there'll be another 'Tuesday Challenge' coming next week...

Today, lets kick things off with a riddle:

A man rode into a town on Friday.

He stayed for three days and left on Friday.

How?

Let us know if you manage to solve it!

Right, let's get going...

quick maths

English Task

Firstly, here's a couple of things I noticed yesterday. May sure you check what you write today for these mistakes!

feedback

You came up with some lovely description on your feather maps yesterday. We are going to use these today to write a paragraph setting the scene of the video.

You may want to watch the clip again to remind you of the scene and the atmosphere. The link is here.

We have created a more detailed feather map using lots of the ideas some of you sent in yesterday (thanks!). You may like to use this alongside your own if you feel like you need some more ideas.

This document shows a couple of examples of how you might use your feather map to create a paragraph.

Most of you should be able to give this a good go using the feather maps and examples to help you.

These techniques will help you:

  • -ing and -ed clause openers
  • Noun phrases expanded with
    • strong adjectives
    • relative clauses
  • Short sentences for impact and longer sentences for detail
  • Powerful verbs
  • Similes or metaphors

However, if you are someone who finds writing particularly tricky, you can use this sheet to help you organise your sentences.

We're really looking forward to seeing your best efforts!

Maths Task

Today's maths is all about dividing by 10,100 and 1000. Like yesterday, here is a short video where Mr Wilson will take you through some example tasks and give a reminder about how the process works. 

Once you have watched the clip, click here to access the work sheet activities.

Other Curriculum Task - Geography

Last Monday (when we were still in school!), we started our new geography topic and are going to be continuing with this today.

Today, you will need to watch this video then complete the tasks below.

The first task (positive and negative statements) can be found here.

Click on this document to choose your second task.

Tuesday 12th January

Hello! Happy Tuesday! It was lovely to see lots of you on the google meet yesterday. Don't forget to join me at 10:00 this morning to go through some of today's learning together and share some ideas.

How many differences did you manage to spot?

Here is the solution:

bee solution

 

 

Challenge Tuesday

Today is 'Challenge Tuesday' and we have a great task for you to have a go at! Your challenge is to draw a picture of yourself but you must either have your eyes closed or wear a blindfold whilst doing it. Send you efforts to us as always - we can't wait to see how they turn out!

Right, let's get going!

quick maths

English Task

Continuing on from yesterday’s pictures, we are going to start thinking about how we could describe this new world. We will be using feather maps to help us focus on different areas and what we can describe.

Imagine you have been exploring for a long time, looking to find this city. You have made your way through thick jungle and emerge on the side of a cliff. Looking out, you see the city in front of you stretching into the distance. What is the first thing that hits your senses?

  • What can you see as you scan the area?
  • What can you hear when you stop to listen?
  • What do you feel on your skin, under your hands, beneath your feet?
  • What new things do you smell and taste?
  • How does it make you feel and what are your first thoughts?

Watch this video to see the first part of this story that focuses on the setting. You will need to watch it several times so you can focus on the different areas. Pause the video as you fill in your feather map. You may want to focus on one section of the feather map each time you watch the video.

Miss Stranks has made a video, modelling how she filled out her feather map if you need a reminder.

We will be using these feather maps tomorrow to help us write so make sure you have plenty of ideas!

Remember, your first idea can probably be improved!

Maths Task

Today's maths is all about multiplying by 10,100 and 1000. Like yesterday, here is a short video where Mr Wilson will take you through some example tasks and give a reminder about how the process works. 

Once you have watched the clip, click here to access the work sheet activities.

Other Curriculum Task - French

We are going to start today using the same website as last week. Today, however, we are looking at rooms in the home. When you have completed the activities and games, we would like you to draw an example of a house with the rooms labelled.

You could either to a plan view (from above) or a cross-section (a bit like a dolls' house!). Feel free to add colour or other decoration too!

Cross-section example

cross-section

Plan view example

plan

 

Monday 11th January

Good Morning! Welcome to a new week of home learning. Miss Stranks is working from home this week and is looking forward to seeing you at 10:00 on the google meet. It's been great to see the work you have been sending in - keep it coming!

Remember, as well as these tasks, you can also access our different learning platforms whenever you like. The links are all above.

Let's warm up our brains for the week with a 'spot the difference'!

There are ten differences to find in these pictures - we will post the solution tomorrow! 

Beequick maths

English Task

This week, we will be starting a new topic in English. To start with, we have two images for you to look at. Spend some time noting down some ideas about these images using 'I notice, I wonder...' Remember, it can help you to combine these to push your thinking further.

Have a look at this video if you need a bit of help to get started.

I notice, I wonder

Now, have a look at the following five pictures. They are part of the opening to a story that we are going to explore in more detail later this week. 

 

Ruin opening 1

Ruin opening 2

Ruin opening 3

Ruin opening 4

Ruin opening 5

What order do you think these five pictures should be in? Order them and then write a short description of the story that they tell.

STRETCH: Now have a go at putting the five pictures in a different order, to tell a different story.

If you've had a go and are struggling for inspiration, have a look at these two suggestions and see if they give you any good ideas of your own!

Maths Task

Today's work focusses on place value and decimal numbers. Here is a video clip where Mr Wilson explains the tasks and goes through some examples. Watch the video first and then have a go at the activities which can be found here.

Other Curriculum Task - Science

Later this week, we will start our new science topic. However, today, we would like to recap some of the work we did last half term of evolution and inheritance.

Firstly, on Purple Mash, you have two activities set which will help you to revise what we learnt last term. Complete the close activity first (filling in missing words) as this will give you the information you need to complete the quiz. Don't forget to 'hand in' your work when you have finished.

Secondly, our new science topic for this term is 'electricity'. To help prepare for this, write down five words you already know connected to electricity and send them in to us. If you want to include any facts you already know, feel free to share these too!

 

Friday 8th January

Good morning everybody, it's Friday already! We have received some excellent pieces of work so far and it's a big well done from us. Do send us your work if you haven't had the chance to yet as we love to see what have achieved. Don't forget to join Mr Wilson again at 10am for the last google meet of the week.

square numbers

English Task

Today, we have a reading comprehension task for you to have a go at. First, read through the text carefully and identify any vocabulary you find tricky - you can look these words up in a dictionary / Collins online dictionary, or even ask someone at home.

Once you are happy, you can scroll down the page to find the questions that accompany the text. There are 12 questions to have a go at – no need to print them or write the questions out though, just number them and write your answers in full sentences. For the questions that have a table or grid, you might want to draw those to make things clearer.

Click here to access the text and the questions.

Maths Task

We are going to finish the week by practising our arithmetic skills.

Here is a document with a variety of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division questions.

You may feel confident to practise these on your own. If you need a reminder of any of the methods, look at the short videos below.

Column Addition

Column Subtraction

Multiplication (Gelosia method)

Division (Bus Stop: 1 Digit)

Division (Bus Stop: 2 Digit)

Other curriculum area - Art

Time for some art! Have a look at this video clip from cartoonist Pete McKee – he will show how to use the skill of sketching to create some really fun art work using just a pen and a piece of paper. Have a go at following his step-by-step example of how to sketch a dog and then create your own.

 

Thursday 7th January

Good Morning! Welcome to Thursday...! We hope you had a good day yesterday and managed to find everything you needed. It was great to hear from some of you and see what you had been up to. If you haven't yet, remember to send some examples of your work to year6@whiptonbarton.org and we will get back to you.

Also this morning, we are starting our daily google meet sessions at 10 O'clock if you would like to meet and talk through the tasks for the day. Mr Wilson emailed the link yesterday.

Let's start with some quick maths:

quick maths

English Task

Today, we have another great story extract, this time from the wonderful children’s author Laura Dockrill. The book is called ‘Sequin and Stitch’ – click here to see the opening two chapters.

Once you have read the text, we would like you to have a go at one of these tasks:

1) Take on the role of Sequin’s mum and design and create an amazing outfit fit for the red carpet.

* You can draw your design in as much detail as you like, with added annotations to explain the different items of clothing that make up your outfit.

* You should include shoes and maybe even some accessories to complete the look. You might also add a recommendation to show who might wear your outfit; pop stars, actors, sportsmen etc.

2) Design an outfit and write a paragraph to persuade people to buy it.

* Talk about what makes your outfit special

* Who might like to wear it?

* Use persuasive language to convince people to buy it

We look forward to seeing what you come up with!

Maths Task

Today, we have a bit of an investigation for you all around 'Magic Squares'.

Click here to watch a video where Miss Stranks explains what magic squares are and introduces the task.

A copy of the first task from the video is here.

Further challenges to do with magic squares are here.

Other Curriculum Area - Computing

This half term, we are focusing on our coding skills.

Login to purple mash and you will have two tasks in your '2do' folder. Remember to 'hand in' your work when you exit and we will be able to look at how you've done!

6SB 

We did not have a chance to finish our class read so will be continuing online.

Click here for a video of Miss Brook reading chapter 8 of Floodland.

Wednesday 6th January

Hello! Well, what a strange week! We didn't think we'd be back here so soon... Home learning will work in a very similar way that it did before. Each day, you will be able to find an English, maths and one other task on this page.

Make sure you are emailing us to show us how you are getting on, or if you need some extra help or have questions - we LOVE hearing from you! Email year6@whiptonbarton.org and one of us will get back to you.

 

Let's start (as always!) with some quick maths!

Quick maths

English Task

Today, we have an excellent extract from the book ‘Fizzlebert Stump – The boy who ran away from the circus’ by author A.F. Harrold for you to read - click here to access the text.

Now you have read the text, we have two tasks for you to choose from.

  1. We would like you to take 15-20 minutes to write a paragraph explaining which act you would perform if you were a member of the circus and why. There are all sorts of weird and wonderful acts that can be performed at the circus – click here to have a look at a few examples inspire you.
  2. Draw your own circus scene including as many different acts as you can think of. You might include labels to explain what is happening in each area.

If you like the sound of both tasks, then feel free to have a go at both of them.

Remember… the circus is a serious business… no ‘clowning’ around!

Maths Task

Today, we are going to recap comparing and ordering numbers up to 100,000.

Firstly, take a look at these place value charts:

PV chart

1) What number is chart A showing? Write your answers in digits and words.

2) What number is chart B showing? Write your answers in digits and words.

Now, take a look at these charts:

Chart 2

Tommy the turtle is wrong!

3) Can you explain why? You could try and explain with words, images or calculations.

maths

We can say from these images and numbers that 24,013 is less than 40,101.

Now have a go at the questions on this sheet. They are all to do with comparing and ordering large numbers. Try as many as you can. You don't have to print the sheet just write your answers on paper. Do number them though - it is very helpful for us!

 

Other curriculum area - French

We are going to start learning about some French food.

We are going to be using some games and activities on this website.

website

If you would like, you can watch this video of Miss Stranks going through some of the activities and games.