Welcome to the Year 6 Home Learning page
6S - Miss Stranks
6W - Mr Wilson
6K - Mr Kenchington
An English, maths and other curriculum task will be added daily, before 9am, during term time.
Please email the class teacher with any questions, queries or to share your learning. Teachers will be checking emails regularly and will reply between 9.00am and 3.00pm Monday - Friday.
Click below for a suggested daily timetable to help you plan your daily routine.
Links to online learning platforms
27th March 2020
Good morning everyone!
Well done for making it through your first week of school from home. It's been great to see all the different things you've been getting up to - both the learning and the other activities - to keep yourselves busy. Please do carry on sending us stuff! Also, well done to all of you who worked out the answer to yesterday's riddle:
What gets wetter the more it dries?
The answer was definitely: a towel!
And, for today:
What has hands but doesn't clap???
Answers will appear after the holidays. Other than that, have a go at the tasks below and, if you need a bit of encouragement, here's a message from Miss Stranks, Mr Wilson and Mr Kenchington for each class!
Have a great day and an excellent Easter break - see you on the other side!
To finish our week, we are going to return to Flotsam. Watch the video again here if you need to.
We would like you to imagine you are the boy in the story and you are going to write a letter to a friend or family member about your day and what you discovered.
Have a look at this document to see some examples from Mr Wilson and Miss Stranks.
Remember to use the features of a letter!
You might want to look at this planning sheet to help you jot down a few ideas before you start. You don’t need to print it; just use it to help you think about what to include.
Today, we are going to recap the work we did a few weeks ago on ratio. First, you will need to have a look at this video clip which will give a brief explanation of the language of ratio and how we can apply it – there are a number of clips here so make sure you choose the very first one called ‘Lesson 1 Using ratio language’. You might want to watch the clip a few times depending on how confident you feel.
Now that you’ve watched the video, you can open the activity sheet and have a go at the task. Don’t worry about having to print the activity out, simply complete it on paper and number the questions accordingly. The questions do get trickier as the activity progresses, so have a go at as many questions as you can manage.
If you can, feel free to send us any examples of your completed task or any questions you might have relating to the work – keep up the hard work mathematicians :-)
Other Curriculum Task - French
We thought we would end the week with a bit of French!
Here is a video showing you the website we are going to be using.
Click the image below to take you to the website.
26th March 2020
Hello everyone! How did you get on with the riddle yesterday!?
What's full of holes but still holds water?
Here is today's...
What becomes wetter the more it dries?
Answer tomorrow - no googling!
Also, here are the answers to yesterday's science quiz on circulation.
Right, let's get going!
So, you have been thinking about and exploring ideas linked to the seaside and the different experiences people can have there. For today’s task you are going to imagine yourself in a place far from the comforts of the seaside… in fact 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.
We look forward to receiving some of your survival pack ideas. Who amongst you is the ultimate survivor… the next Bear Grylls?!
Today we are going to be looking at magic squares!
Have a look at this video to get you started…
You will probably need a few attempts to find a solution that works – my tip would be, don’t rub out just start again otherwise you could end up trying the same thing you’ve already done without realising!
Other Curriculum Task - History
Today, we are going to be continuing our learning on ancient Egyptians! We thought we would start with a story so take a look at this video.
The story talks about Ra, the Sun God. We are going to learn some more about the different gods and goddesses of ancient Egypt. Take a look at this website for some information. Create a list of your top 10 facts as you read through - you may even want to turn these into a fact file about one or two of the gods.
When you have finished, log in to purple mash. In your '2do's, you will see a game based on Egyptian gods. See how you get on - it is a timed game so why not challenge someone else at home to see if they can beat your time! Good luck :-)
25th March 2020
Morning Year 6! Welcome to Wednesday! Hope you are all well and keeping busy. Thanks again for sending us some of the work you have been doing - we now almost have a whole herd of elephants!
I've also spent a bit of time looking through some of the books on Bug Club; here is a quick video with a couple of recommendations.
Here's a short riddle to get your brains going today...
What's full of holes but still holds water?
We'll post the answer tomorrow... anyway, on with the day!
You’ve now spent some time looking at and learning some seaside poetry, and you should know the story of “Flotsam” pretty well. Today, we’d like you to have a go at writing your own poem about the seaside, inspired by everything you’ve looked at so far.
Have a look at this document for some ideas about different types of poems you might want to try using, or come up with your own style if you’d prefer. If you decide to choose a shape poem, why not try a mermaid, a star fish or even an ice-cream cone. Acrostic poems can be fun too and remember you don’t have to just stick to the word ‘seaside’. If you have another word that is linked to all things beachy then feel free to be creative!
Today, we’d like you to have a go at this problem, involving square numbers. For a reminder about what square numbers are and how they apply to this problem, click here for a little explanation from Mr Kenchington.
Rather than using the numbers on the website for now, we’d like you to try putting the following eight numbers in a circle, so that each pair of numbers next to one another adds up to a square number:
- 3, 6, 10, 13, 15, 21, 28, 36
You may need to test out a few different options before you find the one that works!
If you breezed through that problem, try this trickier set of numbers:
- 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 28, 30, 34
Other Curriculum Task - Science
Have a look at these three images:
Which do you think is the odd one out? Why?
Can you find different possible reasons?
Try and find as many as you can… Make a list and share it with us if you are able – it’s lovely to see what you have been up to!
When you have completed your list look at this document.
Here is a video that explains more.
When you have watched the video, try this quick quiz – the answers are all in the video so watch it again if you’re unsure…
24th March 2020
Thank you to all of you who have been sending in bits and pieces of what you've worked on - we've really enjoyed hearing from you! Don't hesitate to get in touch with any of us if you have any questions or issues - we're always here to help!
Miss Stranks, Mr Wilson and Mr Kenchington
Sticking to the theme of “Flotsam”, here are a couple of poems about the seaside that we have found. They detail the different experiences that the writer has had on the beach, both good and bad!
Choose your favourite and see if you can practice reading it so that you know it off by heart. Perhaps you could add actions to help you remember each line? Perform it to someone at home and ask them to take a picture of you doing it – or even film it (but don’t worry if you can’t)!
We’ve also had some really good bits of writing sent in, carrying the story of Flotsam on a bit further. If you’ve been inspired by the pictures and would like to carry your story on to completion, we’d be very pleased to see what you come up with!
Have a look at this video and work your way through the introduction and practice questions he suggests. Remember to pause it if you need time to answer anything, or go back to the start and watch things again if you’re uncertain.
Other Curriculum Task - Art
Have a look at this live webcam footage from Tembe Elephant Park in South Africa.
Using this helpful step-by-step guide, have a go at drawing your own elephant. If you want, you could even try to draw the elephant in some of its surroundings, inspired by the park.
We’ve already got a couple of examples from Oscar and from Miss Stranks that we did at school yesterday.
From experience, we recommend changing Step 6, as it makes things a little more complicated than they need to be! Complete the first part of the step by rubbing out the overlapping lines of the front legs, but then, just try drawing in the back legs using the picture in Step 7 as an example.
Make sure you send us your finished masterpieces! Maybe if we get enough of them we can create our own wildlife park in the shared area. I’m sure the chickens would fit right in…
23rd March 2020
Good morning lovely Year 6s!
Welcome to your first day of learning from home! Below you'll find a series of tasks to have a go at during the day. You might want to use the timetable above to help you space things out carefully, but we hope you find them all engaging and interesting. We'd love to see what you get up to, so if you're able to send us a copy or a picture of your work, or even just a little paragraph about what you've been up to, we'd be really pleased to hear from you. Also, don't hesitate to get in touch with any of us if you have any questions or issues - we're always here to help!
Most of all, stay safe and well!
Miss Stranks, Mr Wilson and Mr Kenchington
Here is a link to the video of “Flotsam” by David Wiesner that we have been using in class. You might want to watch it a couple of times to remind yourself of the whole story.
Now look specifically at the four pictures below and have a go at writing this section of the story.
You can also look at this document to see what Mr Kenchington and Ms Stranks came up with.
If it helps you to have some concrete resources to work with, think about cutting up 20 small pieces of paper and writing each of the numbers on them.
If you are struggling to get started, have a look at Ms Stranks giving it a first attempt. She's also made a deliberate mistake, to check you're watching carefully, so make sure you e-mail her if you spot it!
If you’re still unsure, think about some of these key questions:
- If all the cards were in just one pile, what would that add up to?
- Knowing that I need six piles with equal totals (not equal numbers of cards), how can I work out what each pile should add up to?
- Now that I know what the total of each pile should be, I can think about different ways of getting there.
Other Curriculum Task - Computing
Log in to Purple Mash. You should find the program “2Logo” in your 2Dos.
In this program, you can give commands to a pen, which then draws on the page. On the right-hand side are the codes for different commands. Try typing “fd 5” into the command bar under the drawing board and press “enter” to see what happens.
You can also turn the arrow by using “rt” (right) and “lt” (left) as well as a number for the angle that you want the pen to turn. Try typing “rt 90” into the command bar and press “enter” to see what happens.
Have a go at using the different commands to draw your own picture.
When you have finished and exit the program, make sure you “hand it in” when Purple Mash asks you to, so that we can see what you’ve done!