Hello Year 6!
I hope you are all keeping well. As of 4th July several lockdown restrictions have been relaxed, and many of you may have already begun going out more often or interacting with others outside your household more regularly. It is important that we all remember to continue following guidelines to keep everyone healthy, such as regularly washing our hands and maintaining a distance of 2 meters from those outside your household whenever possible.
For those of you who are unable to come to school, I will continue to upload work every week as promised to keep you busy and your mind sharp. I also expect that those of you coming into school continue to do these on the days you do not attend.
As always, remember to continue uploading your work onto Class Dojo. If ever you need to get in touch with me, ask your parent send an email to email@example.com. I will be sure to contact you as soon as possible.
I wish you all a fantastic week,
We will be looking at the opening chapters of the book ‘Monstrous Devices’ by Damien Love:
· Before reading the text, write down a prediction detailing what you think the story might be about based on the name and the front cover. Your answer should be at least 2-3 sentences long.
· After you have finished reading the text: write down 4-5 full sentences detailing which character you think is the most important in the story and why.
· Re-write the first three pages of the story in past tense. For additional challenge, change the season to a hot summer when rewriting the setting description.
· Visit this link and complete the daily English lessons.
· Read a book for at least 20 minutes each day. Write a brief summary of the events from your reading after each daily read. Once you finish reading, write a book review summarising your thoughts on the book and whether you would recommend it for other children your age.
If you have no new books at home you can read, you can access some free ebooks through Oxford Owl.
Once on the website click on the pink button ‘My class login’
Be careful to use capital letters exactly as shown.
· In addition to your own independent reading, you can also visit https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/ to listen to a free audio book reading.
· Since home learning began, you have been given words to practice weekly. For the last few weeks of the school year, you will be tasked with testing yourself with the spelling of a random selection of these words. Feel free to practise them again first, as you may not have covered some of these words for a long while.
· Using a dictionary or your weekly reading, find three words that you are unfamiliar with and write down their definition. For each chosen word remember to include a synonym, an antonym and an example of its use in a sentence.
Every day, you should follow the above link and complete one lesson under ‘Summer Term – Wk 11 (w/c 6th July)’. As work sheets are no longer being provided, you will just need to watch the video.
– Monday: Lesson 1 – Vertically opposite angles
– Tuesday: Lesson 2 – Angles in a triangle – missing angles
– Wednesday: Lesson 3 – Angles in special quadrilaterals
– Thursday: Lesson 4 – Angles in regular polygons
– Friday: Friday Maths Challenge
· Visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1 and complete the daily Maths lessons. These will match closely with the White Rose learning videos. After watching the Bitesize videos to further develop your understanding, complete the activities to demonstrate your learning.
· Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/resources/classroom-resources/problems/ and work on the ‘problem of the day’. These are updated on a daily basis, and you can go back and work on previous problems if you would like to have a go.
· Spend at least 10 minutes each day playing one of the maths games on this website: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/ordering-and-sequencing-numbers
· If you have access to a printer at home, you can print and work through additional worksheets on https://www.mathematicsmastery.org/free-resources
· This week we are going to revisit a previous unit. Visit this link and work through the online lesson ‘Evolution’. After reading the information and watching all of the videos, work through Activities 1 and 2. Activity 3 is optional, and you do not need to complete Activity 4.
· Take a look at http://www.sciencefun.org/kidszone/experiments/ and try out one of the scientific experiments! These are all activities that can be done from home using equipment and resources that you may have available. Remember to check with your adults before you do these!
· Visit this link and work through the online lesson ‘The Galápagos Islands’.
· After reading the information and watching all of the videos, use what you have learned and additional research to answer the following questions (additional sources can be found below to help you):
– Where are the Galápagos Islands?
– When were the Galápagos Islands discovered?
– What is an archipelago?
– How many islands make up the Galápagos Islands Archipelago group?
– How many people live there?
– Which famous scientist visited the Galápagos Islands? What observations did they make there?
– What does ‘endemic’ mean?
– Name at least 5 animal species and 2 tree/plant species endemic to the Galápagos Islands.
– What natural events occur regularly in the Galápagos Islands?
· Task 1: Read Albert Schweitzer’s statement from ‘Civilisation and Ethics’:
– Write a few sentences summarising his beliefs and what his statement is trying to tell the reader.
– Do you agree with his statement? Why/why not?
· Task 2: Read the quotes taken from passages of ‘Anthology for the Earth’ by Judy Allen. These are statements from several different sources about caring for the world around us, both religious and secular:
– For each statement, explain the meaning of the quote in your own words.
– Which of these statements do you agree with, and why?
– What do these statements have in common?
· Task 3: Based on your answers for the previous tasks, as well as any considerations you have made over the last few weeks, you will make you own list of beliefs/values for living on the planet and how we should interact with the natural world. This could include how we should treat animals, how we use natural resources, what we do with our plastic and other waste etc. Make sure to write these down somewhere you can refer back to next week.
· Visit this link and work through the online lesson ‘How do you know if you can trust a website?’ After reading the information and watching all of the videos, work through Activities 1 and 2 (Activities 3 and 4 are optional). I have included direct links below to the activities you should complete: