Year 6

Please click on one of the subsections on the left hand side to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

Bored of computer screens? Pick an activity from here! Stuck inside? Have a go at one of these!

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Easter Break (06.04.20 – 17.04.20)

There will be no online work set during the two-week Easter break.  This is a time to relax and recharge.  Week three work will start on Monday, 20th April. In the meantime, here are my top things to do during the break whilst you’re indoors:

1. Go on a (virtual) trip of London. Check out these super cool landmarks online and browse their collections. Many museums and galleries are working close with Google Maps to bring the same sort of experience. Click here to choose a site. My favourites were Churchill’s War Rooms (read about them here) and the Tower of London. You can also see the National Gallery through a virtual tour here.

2. Looking for a great story? Hop on Audible Stories where you can listen, for free, to a selection of great books. Cosy up and listen to Harry Potter and the Philosopher Stone or dive back in time and listen to Anne of Green Gables (one of our book corner books!).

3. Feeling fidgety? Follow these steps to try out a meditation. Then try out a guided meditation. Relax, get comfortable and close your eyes. The narrator will instruct you what to do. Try this one working on imagination or this one to reduce worries. Are you an expert? Try out these mindfulness challenge cards! You can also learn more about mindfulness and do more activities here.

4. Feeling musical? Have a laugh with David Walliams on his classical music podcast. He promises it won’t be a bore! Are you a brass player? Rod wants you to practise here.

5. Bored of the same old online games? Well, check out these ones that will entertain AND might even make you feel better! Our personal favourite is ‘Build Your Happy Place.’ If you are feeling particularly inspired, snap a pic and send it to Katie. We could create a whole house of happy places!

6. Do you like working away at problems over days at a time? Do you enjoy board games like Monopoly and Risk? Try these puzzles here and then try these logic games. I played Broken Calculator for WAY too long! These also made me think for a while!

Katie’s Book Club: Pig Heart Boy

Over the break, you can read alongside Katie. She will be reading Chapters 5-10 in the two-week holiday.

Use these chapters to give you an idea for an alternate cover for Pig Heart Boy. Draw on a blank piece of paper and try to fill up all the space! I will be drawing one as well (even though I’m no artist) but I read this article about drawing and relaxation. It clearly states that you get all the well-being benefits of drawing from just trying to draw – you don’t HAVE to be an artist! Even doodling on a page has been shown to improve memory, happiness and thinking skills. So put on your favourite music or a podcast and sketch away. Send any artwork you create to me at k.fraser-thomas@brecknock.camden.sch.uk and I’ll send you my cover too! I can also post them on the website AND tweet Malorie Blackman your covers (if you want). Let’s get creative!

Zoom reading sessions:

Thank you to all the students who joined in on Katie’s Zoom calls this week! I will be continuing these after the Easter Break on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:30 so have your parents check their emails on those days for the invite.

 

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Week 2 (30.03.20 – 03.04.20)

Day 1: Complete your work in your home learning book

Maths:

Henry’s Group: We’ve been doing lots of work about ‘Fractions, Decimals and Percentages’ – how much can you remember? Watch the video, answer the questions (draw out the shapes you need to share), check your answers. If you are struggling, consider re-watching the video.

Muzeyin’s Group: Here is an excellent video that explains brilliantly how to divide decimals. After watching the video carefully, do these questions. Answers are here. NOTE: for the multiplication questions, use what I have taught you in class; multiply as whole numbers and then put the decimal points back in, whereas for the division questions follow the teaching the video.

Katie’s Group: We’re moving into Statistics and looking at charts and graphs. Watch the videos here and then answers these questions. Check your answers here after.

Reading: Watch this video about the Blitz first. Next, read this very well-written text and answer the questions that follow. Here are the answers highlighted in blue.

Writing: Let’s review some grammar basics! Today we are looking at expanded noun phrases. Try these activities here and then check your answers here. Snap a photo and send your Titanic article to Katie.

Spelling: Remember to study your weekly spellings and ask a member of your family to quiz you on them. Forgot the sheet? Click here! Also, want a fun way to practise? Try this week’s strategies!

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 2: 

Maths: 

Henry’s Group: 3D Shapes – visualise those shapes like we do in class! Watch the video, answer the questions, check your answers. If you are struggling, consider re-watching the video.

Muzeyin’s Group: Put your thinking hats on and do these questions. As we have done so many times, the trick is to write down every step of the process so it is clear in your mind. You can do the last question by trial and improvement. Try the challenge of doing it using algebra once you finish. Answers here.

Katie’s Group: Try answering these questions about bar graphs. The last question for each chart is to create your own question and email it to Katie. Don’t forget!

Reading: Here is a nonsense poem written by Lewis Carroll about the killing of a creature named “the Jabberwock”. The interesting thing is, although the language is totally made up, you can work out the word types: nouns, verbs, adverbs,etc. Read and do the comprehension questions that follow. There are three levels signified by 1, 2 and 3 stars. The answers are at the bottom of the page. Note: the poem is repeated before each set of questions so that you don’t have to scroll all the way to the top.

Writing: How I like to start every writing session…watching a movie clip! Watch this short, award-winning video. Then, click here for a template of how to lay out your work.

Spelling: Remember to study your weekly spellings and ask a member of your family to quiz you on them. Forgot the sheet? Click here! Also, want a fun way to practise? Try this week’s strategies!

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

Brass players go to: here, here and here

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Day 3

Maths: 

Henry’s Group: You might need a sibling, parent or carer to help you with this one! It’s a logic problem: Thirteen nations competed in a sports tournament. Unfortunately, we do not have the final medal table…that’s where YOU are hopefully going to help! Click here for the full instructions.Tip: you may find it useful to write each country on a piece of paper and cut them out. You could arrange the countries randomly and then read through the clues adjusting the order as you go. Get somebody else to check your answers.

Muzeyin’s Group: Although we have done this in class, you must watch this video because the explanation makes it very clear. Then do the questions. After you finish, the answers are here. Remember: to convert decimal to percentage you multiply by 100 and to convert from percentage to decimal, you divide by 100.

Katie’s Group: Our journey through Statistics continues. Did you know that the word ‘statistics’ means the practice or science of collecting and analysing data, especially for the purpose of inferring what that data means. We know the word infer from reading lessons. What do you think it means here? Check out another method for collecting data…the line graph! Watch these videos and do these questions. Don’t forget to check your answers when you finish.

Reading:Here is a video of the muppets performing the Jabberwocky, the poem from yesterday. Your task today is to summarise the Jaberwocky. Note: a summary is a brief account of the main point of the story. Imagine someone who can’t read asking you what happened. You wouldn’t tell them the whole thing but give them the main events.

Writing: Let’s get some powerful words going! Check out my word clines and today’s work here. Using a dictionary, thesaurus, google or any of your prior knowledge, come up with as many synonyms for the base word that you can. Then, order them on the cline from least impactful to most. HINT – Words that are rarely heard, often rank higher on the cline.

Spelling: Remember to study your weekly spellings and ask a member of your family to quiz you on them. Forgot the sheet? Click here! Also, want a fun way to practise? Try this week’s strategies!

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from the Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 4

Maths:

Henry’s Group: Can you complete the pyramids? Click here to find out. Note: the challenge is hard! Please email me or one of the year 6 team if you find the answer!

Muzeyin’s Group:  Work through these questions. You can find me here and here with the working out. Watch the first question, and then pause the video after each question, try it yourself and then play the video to see the answers. I put very quick explanations on those videos for all the questions; I do not edit the videos so they are organic!. The answers without working out are here.

Katie’s Group: Try these SATs questions linked to Bar and Line Graphs. Go slowly so you don’t fall into any traps. You can send any questions to me, but always check your answers AFTER you’ve completed the questions.

Reading: Here is a topical text that relates to Corona Virus. It has lots of interesting facts about people and animals, and how their interactions affect each other. The questions and answers follow the text. Check your answers only once you complete the questions.  Note: The questions appear twice; just answer them once in your books.

Writing: Time to show what you know! Today, you are going to do a creative write, including noun phrases and some of the words you came up with from Wednesday. Here is the task. If you need a reminder about punctuating speech/dialogue, click here.

Spelling: Remember to study your weekly spellings and ask a member of your family to quiz you on them. Forgot the sheet? Click here! Also, want a fun way to practise? Try this week’s strategies!

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from the Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 5

Maths:

Henry’s Group: Arithmetic Friday! Click here for the questions. Time yourself: 30 minutes! Use a different coloured pen if you don’t finish it in time. Ask somebody at home to mark it – answers here.

Muzeyin’s Group: Maths questions here and I am here and here with quick explanations.  Answers here

Katie’s Group: Do these tricky challenge cards linked to Statistics. See what you already know. There is a good mix of Bar and Line graph questions BUT also some graphs we haven’t studied yet. I loved question 5 – I had to really think about the relationship between the numbers. Remember to email me if you get stuck!

Reading: A text about vaccines and how they are being trialed and tested on volunteers. The questions and answers follow the text. Check your answers only once you complete the questions.  Note: The questions appear twice; just answer them once in your books.

Writing: Today, we are practising our editing skills. Reread yesterday’s piece looking for missing punctuation and spelling errors; use these resources as prompts for editing. Also, use our grids to help you remember what Year 6 writing should include. Once you have edited, send it over to me. Don’t worry about writing it up in good; I want to see your edits. We can’t wait to read your stories!

Spelling: Remember to study your weekly spellings and ask a member of your family to quiz you on them. Forgot the sheet? Click here! Also, want a fun way to practise? Try this week’s strategies!

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from the Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.


Zoom reading sessions:

Thank you to all the students who joined in on Katie’s Zoom call March 31st! Since most of us had read Pig Heart Boy, Katie read Chapter 1 of Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. The next chapter will be read Thursday at 2:30. If you would like to be added to our list, please email Katie to let her know. Thanks again and it was great seeing you!

Katie’s Book Club: Pig Heart Boy

Hopefully you have been reading along with me this week for Chapter 1-4. Next Tuesday (March 31st) at 2:30pm, I will be reading Chapters 5 and 6 over Zoom (an online phone call with video). Anyone can join! If you’d like to get involved, email me at k.fraser-thomas@brecknock.camden.sch.uk to be added to the call. I will email your parents about this Monday too so make sure they check their email for instructions.

Here are some questions to think about after reading Chapters 1-4:

What advice would you give Cameron if you were his best friend? Would you be firm or sympathetic? How would you encourage him to make a decision?

Chapter 3 was hard for me to read. I couldn’t imagine how Cameron would be feeling hearing all the things his mum and dad had said. If you were Cam, what would you say to either of them if you could? Do you think his Mum is right to argue like this?

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Week 1 (23.03.20 – 27.03.20)

Day 1: Complete your work in your home learning book

Maths:

Henry’s Group: Edges, Faces, Vertices (remember to think about what other terminology we used!). Watch the video, answer the questions, check your answers. If you are struggling, consider re-watching the video.

Muzeyin’s Group: 1- We have done cube numbers in class. As revision, watch video 14 and complete the task that goes with it. 2- Good practice of mixed topics on 5-a-day. (Once you finish, mark the work using the mark scheme)

Katie’s Group: Watch Hegarty Maths lesson 691 on Metric Units of Measure and complete the quiz.

Reading: Have a go at the comprehension task. ONLY when you are finished, mark your answers.

Writing: Have a go at one of these writing tasks. Try and write a full page!

Spelling: Remember to study your weekly spellings and ask a member of your family to quiz you on them. Forgot the sheet? Click here! Also, want a fun way to practise? Try this week’s strategies!

Art: Draw with Rob!

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 2: 

Maths:

Henry’s Group: Roman Numerals – we did this last week so you should be pros! Watch the video, answer the questions, check your answers. If you are struggling, consider re-watching the video.1

Muzeyin’s Group: Do questions 1-10 making sure to show your working. You can then use the mark scheme to check your answers

Katie’s Group: Watch Hegarty Maths lesson 692 and complete the quiz.

Reading: Have a go at the comprehension task. ONLY when you are finished, mark your answers.

Writing: Have a go at this writing task. There is also a copy of it in your pack

Spelling: Remember to study your weekly spellings and ask a member of your family to quiz you on them. Forgot the sheet? Click here! Also, want a fun way to practise? Try this week’s strategies!

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from this Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 3

Maths:

Henry’s Group: Have a go at this problem solving task. We did it at the start of the year – can you remember where to start? What links did you have to make? Good luck!

Muzeyin’s Group: Do questions 11-23. Then use the mark scheme to check your answers.

Katie’s Group: Put your conversion skills to the test here. Complete the sheet and send it to Katie.

Reading: Listen to this story. Give it a rating out of 10!

Writing: Have a go at another one of these writing tasks. Try and write a full page!

Spelling: Remember to study your weekly spellings and ask a member of your family to quiz you on them. Forgot the sheet? Click here! Also, want a fun way to practise? Try this week’s strategies!

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from the Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 4

Maths:

Henry’s Group: Place Value – always good to recap! Watch the video, answer the questions, check your answers. If you are struggling, consider re-watching the video.

Muzeyin’s Group: Watch Corbettmaths video 25 here and do the questions that go with it. Once you finish, mark your work using the answers. Your 5-a-day here. Answers with excellent working out here

Katie’s Group: Time to double it up! Watch Hegarty Maths lesson 693 and complete the quiz. This is the lesson that a lot of students get stuck on so make sure you watch the WHOLE video and send Katie an email if you get stuck. You can also warm up your Powers of Ten mind with this game.

Reading: Drawing inspiration from Day 3 and the brilliant story telling and voices by The Story Emporium, read a chapter of the book you are reading to somebody at home. Make it as exciting as possible!

Writing: Have a go at this writing task. There is also a copy of it in your pack.

Spelling: Remember to study your weekly spellings and ask a member of your family to quiz you on them. Forgot the sheet? Click here! Also, want a fun way to practise? Try this week’s strategies!

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from the Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 5

Maths:

Henry’s Group: You know I love an Arithmetic Quiz on a Friday! Time yourself: 30 minutes! Use a different coloured pen if you don’t finish it in time. Ask somebody at home to mark it (the answers are at the end of the test).

Muzeyin’s Group: Watch Corbettmaths video 27 here and do the questions that go with it. Once you finish, mark your work using the answers. This lesson is a fraction version of the percentage lessons that a lot of you found tricky (For example, in question 3, Jackson is 20% of Sam’s age). Your 5-a-day here. Answers with excellent working out here.

Katie’s Group: Check out Hegarty Maths lesson 694 and see why the example is one of my favourites! Also, if you are feeling super spicy, try out these SATs questions based around units of length. Then, click here for the answers (but not before! No peeking allowed)

Reading: Have a go at this reading comprehension. We will put up the answers next week! (Note: if it doesn’t load the first time, try again!). Page 1 has the text, Page 2 has the questions.

Writing: Write the opening to a story using this image as the setting. Describe what you can see and hear and introduce a character!

Spelling: Remember to study your weekly spellings and ask a member of your family to quiz you on them. Forgot the sheet? Click here! Also, want a fun way to practise? Try this week’s strategies!

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from the Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Stuck inside? Feeling bored? Tuck yourself up in a cosy spot and read along with Katie. Over the next few weeks, Katie will be reading Pig Heart Boy and discussing her thoughts. Order yourself a copy OR take one home from Sumatra class. This week, we will be looking at Chapters 1-4. On Mondays, Katie will post questions to think about while reading. Send your thoughts and reactions to k.fraser-thomas@brecknock.camden.sch.uk Happy reading!

Here are the starting questions to get yourself going (Chapters 1-4):

  • What is Cam like as a person? Would you want to be friends with him?
  • Do you agree with his Mum or his Dad? What are your reasons?
  • Imagine you are Cameron. What questions would you have for Dr. Bryce?