Wednesday 24th March
As school is closed today due to the water problem, please complete the Home Learning tasks below.
Mr Biggs Mrs Alty
Please find the Remote Learning tasks on the Star links above.
Well done to the Year 6 children for working so hard this week. Thank you for all the hard work that you have all been submitting, we are really enjoying seeing all the fantastic effort you are all putting in! We have noticed, however, that not all of the children have been completing their target number of texts on Reading Plus. These reading sessions are included in your 4 hours of learning, so it is important that you log on to Reading Plus each day. When you are sending work back to us, please can you write the day and date of the task at the top of the work, then it is easier for us to keep track of who is sending which pieces of work back. After reviewing our remote learning provision, we would like you to make sure that all completed work (from the previous week) is submitted, at the very latest, every Monday before 12pm.
We have managed to speak to many of the parents this week through phone calls and emails, to check that you are all getting on ok with the Remote Learning. We will continue to stay in regular contact with you all at home each week.
Mrs Alty and Mr Biggs
Remote Learning Tasks
If you do not have a laptop or tablet to use at home, you should be able to access the blog and/or Google Classroom through your X box or Playstation.
W/b 8th February - spellings
This week we are looking at words which end in cious or tious. Practise writing the words, then use each one in a sentence. Then complete each day's spelling activities.
Friday 12th February - English
Today you are going to complete another piece of persuasive writing. Your task today is to write a leaflet encouraging people to help to save a piece of land in the local community. The leaflet needs to give information about turning the area into a nature reserve and also persuade them to sign a petition to support this. Read the task sheets and use the information and picture prompts to help write your leaflet. Use the persuasive features checklist to help you.
Friday 12th February - PSHE
Please follow the link below to access today's lesson.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/i-roll-with-my-role-65h3gr Part of your task this week involves creating a video in which you discuss what your roles and responsibilities are. If you do not have access to any form of camera (phone/Ipad/Laptop/Webcam) to film your video, please provide a written version of your speech instead.
Thursday 11th February - English
Today we are going to write another piece of persuasive writing, advertising a new Sea World Centre which has just been built.
Task 1. Look at the task sheet and map. Think about ideas for the different sections of your leaflet and jot these down (use the labels from the map as the different headings for your leaflet.)
Task 2. Write the persuasive leaflet to encourage people to visit the new Sea World Centre. Remember to use lots of different persuasive techniques in your writing and write a paragraph about each part of Sea World. You can include some of your own ideas as well. Below are some example paragraphs to help you.
Children's Mental Health Week
This week, we have been marking Children's Mental Health Week in school. All week we have been focusing on how we can 'express ourselves' and looking at what it is that makes us happy.
Below are just some examples of amazing the work children have been producing both at home and in school. We will continue to add to this through out the week. Well done for all your hard work!
The children in school have been working hard discussing and organising the arguments for and against deforestation ahead of writing a balanced argument tomorrow.
Wednesday 10th February - English
Today you are going to write a persuasive leaflet about helping the environment. Think about the different techniques that we looked at in Monday and Tuesday’s texts to help you.
Task 1. Read the task and make notes of your ideas to include in each of the 5 sections of your leaflet. Use these as your subheadings.
Task 2. Write an introductory paragraph to your leaflet then write the rest of the leaflet, including paragraph sections about each of the 5 pictures. Remember to include a range of persuasive techniques. Use the checklist from Monday to help you.
Wednesday 10th February - PE
This week is your last chance to practice and rehearse your own interpretative dance which you began to plan last week. Take the time in today’s lesson to fine-tune your dance and perhaps add to it too (dance activity sheet included in the resources). The music can be found in last week’s lesson information if you wish to use it.
Anyone not taking part in the dance must let us know and complete in full the non-participation sheet which is included in the documents.
Tuesday 9th February - English
Today we are continuing to look at persuasive writing.
Task 1. Read the selection of persuasive articles in Text 19. A Changing World – think about the different persuasive techniques that the writers have used - use the features list to help you find some of these and note them down.
Task 2. Complete the questions and tasks sheet
Tuesday 9th February - Science
Today you will continue to look at the theory of evolution, this time with a focus on human evolution. You will explore the history of this theory and will gain an understanding of the evidence which supports it. Please read through the PowerPoint (in slideshow mode) and complete the set activities.
The first task requires you to compare and contrast modern humans with Homo Neanderthalensis, and Australopithecus Afarensis (Human Evolution activity sheet).
For the second task you need select one of the animals from the Human Physical Appearance Diagram (slide 13) and, using the Ancestors Information Sheet, research different aspects of its life.
Some people with older versions of PowerPoint may have difficulty downloading the presentation. If so, you can access the work via Google Classroom (sign in with your school Gmail account details) and open it as a Google doc instead within your web browser.
Monday 8th February - English
This week we are looking at persuasive leaflets and how they can be used to sell things to us or persuade us to do something.
Task 1. Watch the powerpoint which describes the features found in a persuasive leaflet or brochure.
Task 2. Read the example leaflet about encouraging people to cycle. Highlight any persuasive techniques that you can find – using the persuasive features checklist.
Task 3. Answer the questions about the information in the text.
Monday 8th February - Computing
Today you will begin planning and designing your own website. You will explore the features of Google Sites (which you will be using in later lessons) and will be encouraged to think carefully about the purpose and audience of your website.
Follow the web link on the blog and complete the activities included. The planning sheet for the website design task is included in the resources.
English w/b 22nd February
This week we are revising different grammar topics, focusing on different types of nouns, pronouns and adverbs. Please use the powerpoints and attached documents to complete activities.
English w/b 1st March
This week we are revising different sentence types and punctuation, focusing on apostrophes, commas, types of speech and parenthesis. Please use the powerpoints and attached documents to complete activities in your home learning books.
Friday 5th February - English
Today you are going to write a balanced discussion of the main ideas which support and are against deforestation.
Task 1. Recap how to write a balanced discussion by watching the powerpoint that we looked at last week.
Task 2. Use the information that you gathered about deforestation yesterday, write a balanced discussion of the Deforestation debate. Remember to write an introduction, then describe the main points of each side of the argument (a paragraph for each point.) Finally, use a final paragraph to put in your own viewpoint and to think of a solution or compromise to the discussion.
Thursday 4th February - English
Today we are looking at the discussion topic of Deforestation.
Task 1. Look at the Deforestation slides which describes the two different sides of the debate.
Task 2. Organise the 'for and against' statements on the sheets below into the two different sides of the arguments. Then write the points for each side of the debate down into two lists ready for your work tomorrow, when you will be writing a balanced discussion to describe the two sides of the argument.
Wednesday 3rd February - English
Today we are thinking about the discussion topic -Should Mobile Phones be allowed in schools?
Task 1. Watch the powerpoint which outlines the two different sides of the argument.
Task 2. Think about the different sides of the discussion and use the chart to note down points for each side of the debate.
Task 3. Then write a persuasive speech for one side of the debate. Recap guidance from persuasive writing powerpoint and the speech writing frame from Tuesday. Remember to organise your points into clear sections and use strong words and phrases (e.g. I strongly believe…….)
Wednesday 3rd February - PE
This week you will be creating your own interpretive dance inspired by different aspects of WW2.
Please read the Powerpoint and all documents attached, particularly the guidance document.
The music attached is there to help you but if you have a particular piece of music in kind which you feel is suitable, you may use that instead.
Tuesday 2nd February - English. Today you are going to be writing your own persuasive speech using the information from yesterday.
Task 1. Watch the Persuasive writing powerpoint and look at the persuasive speech writing frame
Task 2. Choose one side of the plastic pollution debate from yesterday and use your notes to write a speech in support of your views – remember to use appropriate connectives - use the persuasive argument checklist to help you with your writing
Tuesday 2nd February - Science
This weeks science lesson will look at the evidence of evolution. Please watch the video attached of Mr Biggs explaining today's lesson and then read the through the Powerpoint, completing all set tasks. As always, please view the Powerpoint in slideshow mode.
Monday 1st February – English
This week we are continuing to look at discussions and arguments.
Task 1. watch the powerpoint about pollution. Think about the arguments of the two sides of the debate and note down the main points.
Task 2. Use what you have learnt in the powerpoint to sort the statements on the sheet into two lists for each side of the debate.
Monday 1st February - Computing
Our new computing topic explores how we can design and create our own webpages. In future lessons you will need to access Google Sites through your school Gmail account which you have all been given.
In today's lesson, you will explore and review existing websites and evaluate their content. You will also gain an understanding that websites are created using HTML code. Please access the lesson using the link below. Materials for completing the tasks are also attached.
Friday 29th January - English
Task 1. Think about the issue of homework. Some people believe that it is very important and should be given to all children but other people believe that it should not be given. Have a think about both sides of the arguments and write down a list of points for and against homework.
Task 2. Recap the features of writing a balanced discussion in the powerpoint. Then have a go at writing a balanced discussion about homework. Remember to write a few paragraphs about the different points for one side of the argument, then write a few paragraphs about the main points for the other side of the debate. Remember to include an introduction and a concluding section. Use the discussion checklist to help you to remember what you should include in your writing.
Friday 29th January - PE - School Games - Sports Hall Athletics (VIRTUAL) Pentathlon
This week in school, we will be taking part in a pentathlon and we would love for you to join in at home. The sports activities will be the PE lesson scheduled for Friday this week but doesn't have to be done that day, feel free to take part at any stage throughout the week. The School Games have created a format where our children working remotely from home can also join in and their recorded scores can be inputted into the overall competition standings. Please find the guidance document attached and a score sheet too.
Please feel free to take photos and send them in to school along with your score. If you are taking part, try your best but most importantly have lots of fun!
Thursday 28th January - English
Task 1. Read the discussion arguments about school uniform.
Task 2. Use the texts to take notes of the main points for each side of the argument.
Task 3. Recap the features of a balanced discussion in the powerpoint
Task 4. Using your notes of the main points of the discussion about school uniform, have a go at writing a balanced discussion of the two sides of the arguments.
English - 27th January
Task 1. Read the text which discusses whether dogs should be allowed in parks.
Task 2. Highlight any connectives in the text then note down the main points of each side of the argument
Task 3. Look at the two points of view sheet and decide how to link the statements– think about which kind of connective do you need? Are they opposing sides of a debate or do they agree with each other? Write out the sentences using the most appropriate connectives.
Wednesday 27th January - PE
This week we are continuing to look at popular war time dances. This time time it is a dance which was incredibly popular in America, the Lindy Hop. The PowerPoint attached below contains information about the dance as well as video links to a tutorial and a clip of dancers performing the Lindy Hop in competition. Also attached in the resources is a sheet with the steps written down on. This might be handy to have in front of you when watching the tutorial.
Tuesday 26th January - English
Today we are looking at zoos and the arguments supporting and opposing them in a balanced discussion.
Task 1. Read the example text 1 balanced discussion text which shows two sides of an argument.
Task 2.Watch the powerpoint about the zoo debate – think about why people support zoos and why some people oppose them.
Task 3. Read through the statements about zoos then create two lists, sorting them into the two sides of the discussion.
Task 4. Think of some other points for each side of the discussion and add them onto your lists.
Tuesday 26th January - Maths.
Today we are looking at algebra - understanding how function machines can carry out calculations following 2 step rules. watch the video and take part in the activities before you complete the questions on the sheets.
Tuesday 26th January - Science
Today's lesson is an introduction to the theory of evolution. For your first task you will need your 'Key Vocabulary' sheet which you completed in the first lesson on inheritance. I would like you to look at the definitions you wrote down for evolution and adaptation. Are you still happy with them or would you like to reword them?
You then need to have the PowerPoint opened in slideshow mode and work your way through it. At one point you will be presented with a timeline of famous scientist; click on their faces for more information. Once you have read through the PowerPoint you have a choice of two tasks to complete.
Your first choice is to write a diary entry from the point of view of either Charles Darwin or Wallace, reflecting on their investigations that led them to the idea of evolution. Your second option is to research one of the scientists mentioned in the PowerPoint and find out more about them. You are to complete the Great Scientists MiniBiography Activity Sheet which is attached in the resources below.
Monday 25th January Computing
Please follow the attached link to the Oak Academy lesson 'Communicating Responsibly'. Watch the video and complete all tasks included (3 in total). The worksheets are attached in the documents below.
Once you have completed these tasks, you then need to design a poster aimed at younger children (Years 4 and 5) which highlights the issues discussed in todays lesson (privacy and information security) and teaches them how to communicate responsibly online. There are quite a lot of issues raised so do not feel like you have to cover all of these issues. You may choose to highlight just one or two issues and explore these in greater depth.
Friday 22nd January - English
Think about the different poems that we have read this week. Using the ideas and structures of the poems read so far, create your own ‘Environmental’ poem. You could type/handwrite this and decorate it or create a powerpoint version. If you would like to film yourself reading it aloud, you could send the video to us.
Science Thursday 21st January
Today's lesson is a continuation of last weeks adaptation lesson. Please read through the attached PowerPoint/watch the video in the link and complete the task which is designing your own animal and describing how that animal is adapted to it's environment.
PE Tuesday 19th January
Last week we looked at the Charleston, a dance which was very popular during the 1930's and 1940's.
This week we are looking at another popular WW2 dance - The Lambeth Walk.
The Powerpoint attached has information about the background and history of the dance as well as information on its basic steps. Also attached in the documents are further links to video tutorials and accompanying music. The video tutorial link is quite lengthy so you might want to skip through some of it!
Over the next couple of weeks we will continue to look at online saftey with a particular focus on communication.
Please watch the video attached in the lesson below and complete the set tasks. The worksheet is in an editable Powerpoint below. If you can not edit on your device, please draw out the table by hand.
Friday 15th January
Ask somebody at home to test you on your spellings - can you use each homophone correctly in sentences?
Friday 15th January - English
Use the information gathered over the last two days to create and complete an organised and detailed biography about your chosen person. Remember to organise your information into clear sections and refer back to the biography checklist and question prompt sheet to help you check and improve your writing. You could handwrite it, type it up or create a powerpoint presentation.
If you have already completed a quality biography about one of the famous people, you could choose another person from the list and research their life.
English 14th January
Continue to research and take notes about your famous person, using the question prompt sheet and begin to organise your information into sections – refer back to the biography checklist to help you with your writing.
Remember that you are just researching and gathering information today. You will be producing a piece of extended writing tomorrow when you will detail everything that you have learnt. Some people sent in their biographies yesterday. These will either need to be edited to include much more detail, or you may wish to research and take notes about a different person off the list.
Keep in mind the checklist and prompt questions that you looked at at the beginning of yesterday's lesson and ensure that you are structuring your notes with this in mind.
Maths 14th January
Today we are looking at representing fractions as decimals. Watch the video clip then complete the activities on the sheet. Remember to use your Maths revision book if you need help.
PSHE 14th January
This term we are looking at Rights and Responsibilities and our role in society. The first lesson focuses on communities and what it means to belong to one. Watch the video by following the Oak Academy link below and complete the tasks.
For this task you will need paper and a pencil.
English 13th January
Task 1. Open the Biography Checklist document. This is a list of features that we should be looking to include in our biographies which you will be researching and writing for the remainder of the week. The Exemplar Checklist (Tom Daley) document contains an annotated biography which shows how these features can be applied. Your task is to annotate/highlight the Mary Seacole checklist document, identifying the key features of biographical writing. This will help you when you are organising and writing your own biographical text later in the week.
Task 2. We will be starting this today and continuing tomorrow and Friday. Look at the list of famous people and choose one of them to research and then create a biography about their life. Use the question prompt sheet to research their life and to start to gather information about them. Make notes and try to organise these in chronological order.
Science 13th January
This week you will be exploring the concept of adaptation. First of all, watch the short video clip of Mr Biggs introducing the lesson. Then, read through the Powerpoint (in slideshow mode) and complete the set tasks. When completing the adaptive traits worksheet (there are 4 pages on the document), you can cut out the pictures and labels if you have access to a printer. If not, a hand drawn copy is perfectly acceptable. If any work is completed on paper, please remember to take a photograph and email this into us.
Lesson introduction for adaptation lesson.
Below are some videos we've been sent of children performing the Charleston at home. We have loved watching them! We have also included a video of the children who are still in school practicing led expertly by Mrs Lucas. Thankfully Mr Biggs and his two left feet stayed well out of the way!
We are starting a new dance topic in P.E which will focus on dancing styles popular before and during WW2. The first lesson focuses on the Charleston. Read through the Powerpoint which introduces the dance style and complete the tasks. Also attached are video links with further tutorials and a link to appropriate music. If you would like to record yourself performing your dance, that would be great. We would love to see them!
Video tutorial links
Link for music
Monday 11th January - Computing
Over the next few weeks we are exploring Online Safety. There are tasks on Purple Mash Unit for you to complete. If you access Purple Mash on the school website (click on LHCPS Learning Online and click on Purple Mash.) Then click on the Purple Mash Home icon on top left and select the computing section. In the search bar type 6.2 and an Online Safety folder should come up. If you click that, the resources should appear below the folder (Online Safety game, Applicants Database and Digital Footprints Detective.)
The first activity is an online safety game, where you need to identify safety measures for using the internet. The 2nd task is to use the Applicants Database Task to click on the database cards and read each person's information. Then you need to use the information to complete the Digital Footprints Detectives chart.
Home Learning - Friday 8th January
Read the biographical extract about Barack Obama, then answer the questions about his life. Then use the information from the powerpoint and text to create a timeline of the main events in his life
Over the next week we are looking at collages using natural materials. This week we are trying to create a colour wheel/chart of different colours and shades, using natural materials. Try to gather a range of natural materials e.g. leaves, twigs, grass and arrange them to create a colour palette. Look at the attached sheet to give you some examples of different colours in nature.
Read the biographical extract 1 about Martin Luther King and then answer the questions about his life. Then use the information from the first and second extracts to make notes about the key events in his life.
Today we are starting our new science topic of evolution and inheritance. Your first activity is to complete the first two columns of the KWL chart attached in the resources (leave the final section blank). This is just to see what we already know and what you would like to discover throughout the topic.
Once you have done this, please open the attached powerpoint in slide show mode (once it has opened, click the Slide Show tab along the top and click From Beginning). Work through the powerpoint, completing the activities when prompted. All sheets are attached in the resources below.
Please email in completed work to the Year 6 email address. This can either be the completed document or a picture of the work if you have completed the work on paper.
Home Learning 5th January
English - 4th January
This week we are reading a range of biographies about famous people. Over the next few days we will be looking at the life of Roald Dahl. read the biographical extract then answer the questions about his life.
Maths - 4th January
This week we are recapping decimal numbers and place value. Watch the video then have a go at the activity sheet.
Tuesday 13th October
Today we are building on everything we have looked at so far about character descriptions and are writing a detailed, descriptive piece about our own character. Watch the power point and complete the activities on each of the slides. After creating your own character, check your finished piece of writing to make sure you have included all the points on the final slide.
Today we are continuing to look at character descriptions and you are going to write your own detailed description, using a picture to help.
Task 1 – read the character description extracts and highlight any words are phrases that you feel are effective – think about the techniques used by the author.
Task 2 – Choose one of the characters from the pictures. Use the mind map questions and prompts to jot down words and phrases about the character (remember to use interesting adjectives and similes/metaphors)
Task 3 – Use your notes to write a very detailed description of your character – include the following:
Today we are focusing on characters in stories and thinking about what makes a really effective character description. Work through the questions and prompts on the powerpoint. Then look at Task 1 – use the word bank to improve the character descriptions sentences. For more of a challenge, use the word banks to write your own paragraphs about the characters ( p.2) or use your own selection of descriptive vocab (p.3) Type the sentences/paragraphs out or write the sentences and take a photograph.
Today we are continuing to think about different types of stories and what genres they would fit into. Look at the Guess the Story Genre Powerpoint first. Read the story extracts, then have a think about what genre the story would be.
Then complete Task 1 - read the book descriptions and write down what genre they are, justifying your opinions.
Then in Task 2, read the different story starts and for each one, explain what genre of story it is, providing evidence from the extract. (If you need to recap some of the different genres, look at yesterday's powerpoints)
We have been studying forces in our science lessons this year and today we will take a deeper look at friction and begin planning an investigation which we will be carrying out in school once we have returned. Attached is a Powerpoint which briefly recaps on friction. The Powerpoint needs to be viewed in slideshow mode (along the tool bar at the top, select 'Slideshow and then 'from the beginning'). Your task is to plan an investigation which examines the effects of friction that different surface create. I want to find out which surfaces will create the most friction when a heavy book is moved over them.
The only equipment you will have is: a heavy book, a Newton meter (to measure how much force it takes to pull the object), string to connect the object to the force meter and various surfaces (some rough e.g. concrete and some smooth e.g. table top).
It is up to you to decide how you want to to carry out this investigation, but remember that this must be a fair test so you will need to think about how you can make it so.
There are two planning frames below for you to choose from.
Today we are continuing to look at different fiction genres and are going to focus on the features of the different types of stories. Watch the Story Genres Powerpoint to recap the different features of each genre and then read the Story Genre Guide document (take some notes about the different genres.)
Your first task is to choose at least 3 different fiction genres and create a mindmap poster to show the features of each story genre (there is an example mindmap that has been started, below)
Your second task is to write down examples of books or films from 6 different fiction genres.
This week we are looking at different genres of books and will be focusing on different types of fiction. Watch the power points and think about how we would classify different types of stories and novels into different genre types, based on the plot, setting and characters. Then complete tasks 1 and 2.
Yesterday you all produced a detailed plan for you setting description. Today's task is to write up your description. This should be detailed piece of writing which shows off your writing to the best of your ability. An example of how to turn your plan into a final piece is shown below (this is also a guide as to how much you should be writing).
All aspects of the attached success criteria should be included in your writing as well as the basics such as correct grammar and punctuation. Please could all work be sent to the class email address which is at the top of the page. If you choose to handwrite this work, could I ask that a picture is taken and emailed so that we have a record of what you have done
I look forward to reading all of your work. Keep up the great work!
We will starting a new topic today looking at fiction texts. Our first lessons will be focusing on writing an effective setting description.
Please begin by reading through the 'Analysing an Imaginary Setting Description' Powerpoint which examines the various techniques and devices that we will be using in our own writing in tomorrows lesson. One you have read through this, complete the 'Analysing an Imaginary Setting Description Activity' sheet.
Your next task is to plan your own setting description. Use the planning grid provided to do this. I have included an example Powerpoint to help you with what should be included in each section. The location you wish to describe is up to you and I have included a range of resources (word maps and posters) to help you with ideas. Whilst your plan is not your final description, it should be detailed enough so that you can begin writing tomorrow without difficulty
We are continuing to look at forces in science and this time will examine gravity in greater detail. Please read through the attached Powerpoint and complete the Newton activity sheet.
Maths w/b 4th May
This week we are looking at statistics and revising how to interpret and draw different types of graphs and charts, such as line graphs and pie charts. Before you have a go at the daily activities, look at the statistics section of your Maths revision book to remind yourself of the different types of graphs and what kind of data can be represented on them.
This week we are continuing to look at the work of Gaudi. Watch the Powerpoints to familiarise yourself with some of his designs and how he used lots of shapes from nature in his work. Then have a go at sketching your own 'Gaudi style' building, using ideas from nature.
This week we are continuing to look at the work of Gaudi. Watch the Powerpoint to learn more about his techniques and use of nature themes in his work. Then choose a slide and have a go at sketching your own version of some of his famous 'chimney' pieces.
Continuing with our topic on Gaudi from last term, research the life of Gaudi and write a short biography of his life with a list of some of his most famous creations.
We are continuing to look at a range of non-fiction text types. This week, all our texts link in with the topic of evolution which we have studied in science. The answers for each text are given at the end. Please only look at the answers once you have completed all the questions.
English Task 2
Linked to our Environmental/Evolution topic this term, research an endangered animal of your choice and write an informative article about the animal for a magazine. Remember to include an introduction section and conclusion. Explain in detail why the animal and habitat are endangered and how organisations are trying to protect it. Try to persuade readers to care about the animal and suggest how they could help the situation. Spend some time gathering notes and researching first, then draft and finally publish your article - you could type it and include pictures from the internet or write it in your homework book and draw some pictures of your own.
English w/b 29th June
This week we are looking at graphic novels/comic book stories, focusing on different super heroes and their special powers. We will be learning about some of the most famous characters and then having a go at inventing our own super hero and creating a graphic novel. Please use the powerpoints and attached documents to complete the activities.
English Set Tasks w/c 23rd March
Compare the two versions of the letter of complaint - look at language choices and organisation and write down the main differences. Why is the formal letter more effective? Why would the complaint in this letter have more of an impact?
Use the scenario given to write your own formal letter of complaint - use the formal letter from Task 1 to help you.
Science w/b 6th July
This week we are revising Sound, looking at how sound travels and understanding the different parts of the ear. Watch the powerpoints, then have a go at the activities below.
Maths w/b 22nd June
This week we are focusing on revising the number system and place value. Look at the Number and Place Value section of your revision book beginning on page 4 to remind you. Complete each day's tasks in your maths books or homework books.
This week you will be studying mountain climates. You will learn the difference between climate and weather forecasts and compare the climates of different mountain ranges. Please remember to view the accompanying slideshow in slideshow mode as this affects the way certain slides are presented. Please find this weeks geography activity in the resources below.
There are two geography lessons for you to complete this week, again looking at mountain ranges. Like last week, at times you may be asked to use an atlas to help with some of the tasks. If you do not have access to an atlas, Google Earth is a great substitute. When reading the Powerpoints, please remember to view them in slideshow mode.
We are continuing to look at light this week with two lessons for you to complete. The first lesson is on refraction and the second lesson looks at the colour spectrum. Please read the attached documents and complete the activities which can be found in the resource section when prompted to do so.
This half-term we will be studying mountain ranges in our geography lessons. Please read the Powerpoint (it's best to do so in slideshow mode) and complete the activities. For the activities, it says to use an atlas. If you do not have access to an atlas at home, Google Earth is a great resource to use. If you search for a specific mountain or mountain range in Google Earth, as well as locating it on the globe, it also provides a fact file which you can click on for more information. This should contain all the information you need for the tasks. A link to Google Earth is included below.
This half-term we are recapping topics that you have covered throughout upper KS2. This week we will begin looking at light and in particular, how we see. Please see the attached presentation and accompanying tasks. An editable version of the written task has been included but if you would rather hand write, you are more than welcome to do so. Please ensure that you are using the correct scientific language when describing scientific processes.
Maths w/b 18th May
This week we are looking at area and volume and revising how to calculate the area of rectangles, triangles and parallelograms and how to find the volume of 3D shapes. Before you have a go at the daily activities, watch the powerpoints and look at the Area and volume section of your Maths revision book on pages 49 and 50 to remind you of the different methods and formulae. (Use your Home Learning maths book to draw any shapes.)
Attached below is this weeks Lancashire School Games PE activity timetable. The timetable in the document is interactive with links taking you to the required resources (if you click on the activity it should take you directly to the videos needed etc.). A detailed breakdown of the activities is also included in the later pages of the document.
This week, we are continuing to look at the journey of a river and the different parts of a river system.Re-watch the powerpoint from last week to remind you of the different names and parts of the river. Then read the description of a river's journey and complete the questions about this.
Set Tasks for English w/b 11th May
This week we are looking at non-fiction texts, focusing on explanation texts. We will be looking at the features of the texts, recognising the way that the information is organised and the type of language used.
This week, we are beginning to look at how rivers are formed and the different parts of a river system. Watch the powerpoint and linked clips to learn about the different names and parts of the river. Then use the diagram to help you draw and label the parts of the river system.
Set Tasks for English w/b 4th May
This week we are completing our poetry unit, continuing to read and analyse different poems, looking at how different techniques are used by the writer e.g. sound effects, rhyming patterns, similes, metaphors and personification.
This week, we are continuing to look at world geography and lines of Longitude and Latitude. Recap from last week by watching the powerpoint and have a go at some of the activities as you go along. Then use the Time zone map to complete the Time Zone activity sheet.
This week in science we are studying how humans sometimes intervene and influence evolution. Please read through the Powerpoint below and complete the two activities when prompted to do so (activity sheets also included). Answers to the activities can be hand written rather than cut out if needed.
Please see attached instructions for PE below. This weeks work will require a partner which can be anyone in your home.
Set Tasks for English w/b 27th April.
This week we are continuing to read and analyse poems, looking at how different techniques are used by the writer e.g. sound effects, rhyming patterns, similes, metaphors and personification.
This week, we are looking at world geography and lines of Longitude and Latitude. watch the powerpoint and have a go at some of the activities as you go along. Then complete the question sheet below
This week we are continuing to look at the theory of evolution. Please read the attached Powerpoint below and then research the fossil record for a living thing of your choice (either plant or animal) and complete two of the three activities from the activity sheet. This can be completed on plain paper of in your homework books if you do not have access to a printer.
Each week, the Lancashire School Games Organisers and Active Lancashire are releasing a set of activities and challenges for children to attempt from their own own home. This week the focus is orienteering. Children should attempt the 'Learn' activities before moving on to the 'Challenge'. A video demonstration is included in each of the documents attached below.
Set Tasks for English w/b 20th April.
This week we are reading and analysing poems, looking at how different techniques are used by the writer e.g. sound effects, rhyming patterns, similes, metaphors and personification.
Watch the powerpoint on figurative language to remind you of some of the writing techniques. Then read the poem City Sounds Heard After dark and answer the questions to analyse the poem.
Read the poem City Jungle a few times. Write down any similarities to the poem from task 1. Then answer the questions about City Jungle to analyse the poem.
Read the poems from Task 1 and 2. Plan and write your own poem based on these. Try to use a range of figurative language (simile, metaphor, personification, onomatopoeia) in the poem.
Read the poem Fire in the Forest a few times and write down any techniques used by the poet. Answer the questions to analyse the poem.
Look at the Sense Poems and notice what techniques have been used in each line. Use the planning frame questions to plan and write your own Sense poem. Publish it using illustrations.
Home Learning Daily Timetable 6th April - 17th April
PSHE - w/b 13th July - Over the next two weeks we are thinking about the end of the journey at primary school and our move to High School. There are lots of documents below to help you with this.
Use the link below for the different activities about preparing for the transition to High School
Use the online learning resource to help prepare Year 6 pupils for secondary school. Called Be ready to be remarkable and comprising three modules, the animated video content will significantly help with a successful transition to Year 7. The resource is free to access and available now at the BeReady website.
Tuesday 30th June – Spar Lancashire School Virtual Games Festival-Sports Day.
As we are unable to have an actual sports day, we wanted to still do something linked to this. Today the whole day’s home learning will be dedicated to athletics and classic sports day events.
Please see the link below:
English w/b 8th June
This week we are continuing to look at a range of non-fiction text types, focusing on biographies. All our texts this week are about famous sports people and events. Read each text, take bullet point notes of the main information and answer the questions that follow about each text.
Choose a famous sports person of your own to research. Take notes about their life (how they became involved in the sport, their career and greatest achievements) then write a short biography of their life either on paper or in a powerpoint.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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