Y6 2019 - 2020
Y6 class teacher, Computing and Pupil Premium lead.
Hello Year 6 and families!
Here is your home learning this week for English, Maths and Curriculum, week commencing Monday 18th May 2020. There won't be any home learning next week wc Monday 25th May 2020 as it would have been half term and we wouldn't have been at school. Enjoy and keep smiling! Remember, you are doing a great job. Don't forget to let me know what you're up to! Send me some photos please :-) My email is: email@example.com. Thank you to everyone who sent me some fantastic work last week! Keep working hard.
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You can continue to follow a timetable similar to the one below:
Please make sure that you keep reading and practising spellings too! Every day. Here is a copy of this week's First News for you to read too: First News wc 18th May 2020
English WC 18th May 2020
Dear Y6 children, Parents and Carers,
Focus theme: Climate Change
This week focuses on what climate change is, what we can do to combat it and how Greta Thunberg has become so influential in addressing this issue. When following links online, parents should monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online.
Happy learning and I look forward to seeing the fantastic learning that you have been doing. Keep working hard. Remember, by the end of the week, I need to see what you have been up to either by email, on our discussion page or as a scrapbook in your homework area. Miss Connolly 🙂
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Read National Geographic Kids – What is climate change? As you are reading, make notes for the information you find: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/geography/general-geography/what-is-climate-change/ (Note: The explanation continues below the magazine advertisement).
Now watch CAFOD: Climate Change Animation for Primary Schools and make further notes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8unGCTWUWI
Imagine you have been asked to create an information page for a magazine based on climate change. Use your notes to create your page, making sure your explanation and facts are clear. You can also use pictures/images to support your explanation. Remember to proof-read your work as you write, checking for spelling and punctuation.
Explore how you can help combat climate change, using the two sources below. Make sure you jot down notes as you are reading. NASA Climate Kids website: What can we do to help? https://climatekids.nasa.gov/how-to-help/ and National Geographic Kids: 13 ways to save the Earth from climate change: https://www.climaterealityproject.org/sites/default/files/APR%2018%20NGK-Climate%20Change%20tips_0.pdf
After reading the two sources, choose your top ten ways to help combat climate change. Create a poster to explain the ‘Top Ten Ways’ other children can help combat climate change.
When designing your poster, consider these points.
- Think about your layout – how will you make it stand out / eye-catching for your reader?
- Think about your main title and subtitles – how could you make these encourage the reader to continue reading?
- Think about your vocabulary – try to use precise vocabulary to make your explanations brief but as clear as possible.
Read the following three poems:
- Ways to Change the World – Start Now by Matt Goodfellow (page 9 of extract)
- Munch, Crunch, Packed Lunch … by Liz Brownlee (pages 12-13 of extract)
- Couch Superstar by Matt Goodfellow (pages 14-15 of extract)
All of the above are taken from the extract of Be The Change by Liz Brownlee, Roger Stevens, and Matt Goodfellow, available here:Be The Change Poems
After reading the three poems, select your favourite one. Write down which is your favourite giving reasons for your choice.
Now watch the rap Refuse, Reuse, Recycle on Earth’s Ekko: Together We Can Make A World of Difference from 11:00 – 12:22 mins here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyIkKHS0ZmE
After watching the rap, create your own based on climate change. This may be completely written by yourself or you may choose to edit one of the poems you read earlier.
If you do choose to edit one of the poems, you could edit it in these suggested ways:
- adding an extra verse you have written and/or a chorus which could go between each stanza.
- redrafting some of the lines using https://www.wordhippo.com/ to help with improving the vocabulary.
- removing some of the original lines / changing the order.
Once you have written your rap, have a go at performing it to someone in your house. If possible, you could also record it to send to your teacher!
Read and make notes about Greta Thunberg, a young environmental activist, taken from the book Earth Heroes by Lily Dyu here:
After reading about Greta’s life, watch these two clips and make further notes about her life.
(Note: Due to the sensitive nature of some the content, it is advised that these clips are watched and discussed with an adult).
After reading and watching the clips about Greta Thunberg, create a short biography about her life.
Remember to write your biography in chronological order (from Greta’s birth up until most recent times), selecting the key dates and facts about her life.
Make sure you proof-read your work as you write, checking for spelling and punctuation.
Imagine you have been invited by Greta Thunberg to join her at her next speech to World Leaders.
Imagine she has asked you to prepare a short speech about climate change and what you think needs to be done to combat it.
Watch these short clips of Greta in action for inspiration: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/49803015
Write your speech outlining what climate change is, its effect on the world and your five key ways to help combat it. Think about using emotive, powerful language to persuade World Leaders that this is an urgent matter. If possible, once you have written your speech, record/film it to send to your teacher.
If you enjoyed this week, why not try some of these additional activities?
• CBBC Newsround has some great clips to watch based around climate change – watch them here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/45880637
• Enjoyed learning about Greta? Read some interesting facts about her life here: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/kids-club/cool-kids/general-kids-club/greta-thunberg-facts/
• Learn more about climate change by visiting Tiki the Penguin’s Guide to Climate Change here: https://tikithepenguin.org/global_warming/climate_home.html
• Find out about weather and climate with a video, images and short quiz here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z849q6f/articles/z7dkhbk
Alternatively, you can click on the pdf document here: English wc 18th May 2020
Maths WC 18th May 2020
For all Maths this week, please click on the following bar on the White Rose website.
Points to note:
- This is consolidation. You can ALL do this week's Maths successfully because we have done this already. We have done lots on fractions :) Positive thinking please!! Because of this, if you want an extra challenge, https://nrich.maths.org/primary has lots of different activities to get your brains really thinking!
- When writing in your exercise book, write the title of the lesson and which lesson and week it is.
- Don’t get bogged down with drawings! They don’t have to be exact.
- Please don’t race ahead as each day’s lesson is more than enough and builds up knowledge and understanding in small steps.
- Please take photos to show me of your child's home learning or of their exercise book so I can see how they are doing. Email is fine: firstname.lastname@example.org or they can upload it to our Y6 discussion page on the website. They could also create a scrapbook in their homework area on the website.
- Please practise basic Maths skills too such as counting, times tables, telling the time, conversions etc. There are some useful ideas on the original Maths grid that I sent home with your children.
Maths challenge time! I have attached the challenges for you to have a go at beneath this table and in 'files to download'.
Here is Friday's Arithmetic test: Arithmetic Friday 22nd May 2020
Friday's Maths Activities: Friday Challenges/Activities
Alternatively, you can click on the pdf here: Maths wc 18th May 2020
Curriculum WC 18th May 2020
Please do a different Curriculum activity every day! Let me know what you've been up to. Enjoy :)
Have a go at using Pic Collage (it’s a free app) to complete the ‘Joiners’ activity in ‘files to download’ or here: Joiners Pic Collage Activity Computing
If you want to do some coding, you could go on these websites:
• Thinking about our learning so far about classification, go through the powerpoint at the bottom in ‘files to download’ called Science – Tuesday 19th May – Branching Keys or you can click here: Science Tuesday 19th May 2020 Branching Keys
I’ve also saved it as a pdf in case the powerpoint doesn’t open. Click here: Science Tues 19th May 2020 Branching Keys PDF
Put it into slide show mode so all the information doesn’t appear at once! Answer the questions and complete the activities. There are some examples too of how you might set your work out.
• Remember GPS (Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling) should be as perfect as it would be in your written work at school!
• Time for some Spanish wooohooo! ‘Introducing yourself in Spanish’
In this lesson, we will recap our alphabet and numbers from last week, then we are going to learn how to greet people and introduce ourselves in Spanish! We will learn how to say our name and age in Spanish. For this lesson, you just need your brain and your voice! But you might want a pen and paper handy in case you want to write anything down.
• Click on ‘Start lesson’.
• Watch the videos (it’s an ACTUAL Spanish teacher!) and complete the activities. Press the big green button that says ‘next activity’ to move on.
• I hope you enjoy this because I know that you were all really excited to learn Spanish.
• Find out about the Stations of the Cross.
• Make your own personal set of Stations of the Cross, showing challenges from your journey of life or through school so far in images and words. Be as creative as you want!
• Your next key enquiry question(s) is/are: What was life like for the Maya? How do we know? Which cities have archaeologists explored?
• Present this how you want! A Popplet, a table, a mind map, two mind maps etc. It’s up to you!
• Remember: don’t just copy and paste! You need to understand all of the vocabulary that is being used and actually understand it so if I asked you the question, you’d be able to confidently answer it.
• Remember GPS (Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling) should be as perfect as it would be in your written work at school!
• Don’t forget, I want to see what you’ve been doing!
Alternatively, click on the PDF here to download the curriculum overview for the week: Curriculum wc 18th May 2020
All of these files can also be downloaded in the 'files to download' section (green) at the bottom of the page.
For some different PE activities, follow the link here: https://lancashireschoolgames.co.uk/year-3-6-spar-lancashire-school-games-activity-timetable/. You can click on the four different areas: Move! Learn! Challenge! and Play! and have a go at some of the activities. Why not have a go at the Stay at Home Heroes challenge too?
Reading Books Online and RWI Spelling Activities
Oxford Owl - Log on for online reading books and spelling activities https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/
Click on My Class Login at the top of the page and enter the details below:
Username: Y6BritanniaMissC Password: Britannia
Click on either ‘My Bookshelf’ or ‘Spelling Extra Practice Zone’. Select the age group 9-11 in the Reading section or Year 6 in the Spelling section. Then choose the book or activity.
Some useful websites can be found here: Useful Websites
Files to Download
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