Hello Year 6!
We have done it! The last few months have been very unusual, but you have almost reached the end of the school year!
As you enter your final week of the school year, I would like to thank all of those who have worked so hard to complete the home learning every week. It is so easy to lose focus outside of a dedicated school environment, and I am so proud that several of you have worked hard to maintain the standards of learning expected of you.
Thank you all for following government guidelines, for keeping each other safe, and for doing your best to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Your efforts show that through your time at St Stephens you have truly adopted our school values of community, courage and endurance in the face of adversity.
Though this is the final week of home learning provision on the school website, I will be including links and resources where possible from which you can continue to expand on your learning throughout the summer. While it is important that you use this summer to rest and recuperate before secondary school in September, I would recommend dedicating a little bit of time for learning every week. This is particularly important given the long break we have all been forced to take from regular education.
I hope you all have a fantastic summer, and wish you all the best as you make the transition into Year 7.
· Choose your favourite text out of those covered this year:
– The Adventures of Odysseus
– The Highway Man
– Desirable (for those who have returned to school after lockdown)
· Write the opening chapter (at least 2 – 3 pages) of a sequel written for your chosen text. The opening chapter should be focused on reintroducing the characters, as well as filling in any gaps between the main story and the start of your sequel. You should finish by introducing the problem that the characters will have to overcome later in the story.
· Think about where the story ended. What questions did you still have at the end of the story? What events or challenges could the main characters face going forward?
· Visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1 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.
Test yourself on spelling the words below:
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 12 (w/c 13th July)’. As work sheets are no longer being provided, you will just need to watch the video.
– Monday: Lesson 1 – Draw nets of 3D shapes
– Tuesday: Lesson 2 – Circles
– Wednesday: Lesson 3 – Read and interpret pie charts
– Thursday: Lesson 4 – The mean
– 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 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkrhqfr and work through the online lesson ‘Electrifying Electricity’. After reading the information and watching all of the videos, work through Activities 1 and 2.
· Play the Total Darkness web game and see if you can solve the mystery behind the sudden blackouts…
· 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!
· Refer back to the list of beliefs/values that you wrote last week for living on the planet and interacting with the natural world. Think of ways that you could express these values to an audience. This could include as part of a statement, in a poem, as part of a song or rap, a dance, short drama performance, poster, educational video clip etc.
· Once you have decided on your choice of medium, prepare it to be presented to your family at home. While the actual performance is optional, you should create a plan/script for the delivery of your message.