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. The government have also brought together an initial list of free online educational resources to help children to learn at home.

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

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Week beginning 13th July 2020 (13.07.2020 – 17.07.2020)

Our Stars of The year are: all of year 6, class of 2020!

 

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Day 1

Maths for Henry’s Group: Monday morning mixed problems! Have a go at these mixed problems, can you complete all three (they get harder!)? Bronze LevelSilver Level; Gold Level (hardest!). Answers: BronzeSilverGold.

Maths for Everyone: Let’s continue with ratios. Here is the video lesson. After watching it carefully, have a go at these questions. The answers are here.

Literacy: To mark the end of your primary school experience, we are going to work on recounts this week. Write down the things that you remember and want to include in your recount.

Spelling: Today’s focus is on the suffixes tial and cial. Practise the spelling using these rules and the practice sheet. 

Wider Curriculum: The activities here focus on cooking, drawing, exercising, dancing and plenty of other exciting things. They are designed to be fun, relaxing and geared towards enhancing wellbeing. Over the next few weeks, pick an activity or two a day and have fun with it!

Rod’s Music: Remember to check out Rod’s excellent website for all the latest music practice. You can find the website here then click Brecknock Year 6 to find the music that is relevant to you. Also, check out Rod’s website for some free music tech software here. Compose and arrange your own music and fight back boredom! There are a lot of musical resources and clear explanations from Rod. Enjoy!

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Day 2

Maths for Henry’s Group: Today we will recap the order of operations (BODMAS). Watch this video carefully before answering the questions. Then, check your answers here.

Maths for everyone: Related to ratios is the idea of scale factors which may seem tricky. Here is a video that gives an excellent explanation. Watch it and and then tackle these questions. Answers are here.

Literacy: What are recounts and what are the features that are important to writing an effective recount. Read these slides a look at these slides and complete Task One on the third slide.

Spelling: These sentences have words missing. Fill in the blank space in each sentence using the correct word from the list at the bottom of the page. The answers are here.

Wider Curriculum: The activities here focus on cooking, drawing, exercising, dancing and plenty of other exciting things. They are designed to be fun, relaxing and geared towards enhancing wellbeing. Over the next few weeks, pick an activity or two a day and have fun with it!

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Day 3

Maths for Henry’s Group: Have a go at some of these algebra challenges. Careful, some are out to trick you and some require you to use what you learnt yesterday about the order of operations.

Maths for everyone: Understanding ratio and proportion is very important to grasp a lot of the maths topics that you will be studying in secondary school. Watch this video and and work on these questions. When you finish check your answers using this.

Literacy: What are the language features of a recount? Use these two slides to help you and complete Task Two on the second slide.

Spelling: Time for a test. Get someone to test you using the words from Monday. There are 12 words. How many will your get write?

Wider Curriculum: The activities here focus on cooking, drawing, exercising, dancing and plenty of other exciting things. They are designed to be fun, relaxing and geared towards enhancing wellbeing. Over the next few weeks, pick an activity or two a day and have fun with it!

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Day 4

Maths for Henry’s Group: Can you improve your times tables score from last week? Can you complete it quicker than you did last week? If you did (AND you were accurate!), have a go at this challenge quiz and see if you can beat your score and time from last week!

Maths for everyone: Here is a lesson on reading and interpreting bar chart. After watching it closely, tackle these questions and use this to check your answers.

Literacy: There are different text types in which recounts can be written. One example is a news report that retells an event. Can you think of any others? write down as many as you can think of. Then use the second slide to see how many you could remember.

Spelling: The focus is on the suffix ible. Practise the spellings using these rules and practice sheet.

Wider Curriculum: The activities here focus on cooking, drawing, exercising, dancing and plenty of other exciting things. They are designed to be fun, relaxing and geared towards enhancing wellbeing. Over the next few weeks, pick an activity or two a day and have fun with it!

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Day 5

Maths for Henry’s Group: Arithmetic Friday! Click here for the questions. Time yourself: this is a shorter quiz so you only get 15 minutes! Use a different coloured pen if you don’t finish it in time. Ask somebody at home to mark it. Note: some answer for fraction questions may be given in their lowest form. Your answer may be an equivalent fraction and therefore still be correct!

Maths for everyone: The mean is the average of a sample of values. If you have three children of age 12, 11 and 13, the mean is

(12+11+13) divided by 3, the number of children. Watch this video and answer these questions. Here you will find the correct answers.

Literacy: Using what you have learned this week, write a recount of your experience in year 6, including the time during the lockdown.

Spelling: Test your knowledge of the spellings from yesterday. Get someone to read the words to you. How many will you get write? There are 12 words.

Wider Curriculum: The activities here focus on cooking, drawing, exercising, dancing and plenty of other exciting things. They are designed to be fun, relaxing and geared towards enhancing wellbeing. Over the next few weeks, pick an activity or two a day and have fun with it!

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Week beginning 6th July 2020 (06.07.2020 – 10.07.2020)

Our Star of The Week is Nilima!

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Day 1

Maths for Henry’s Group: Monday morning mixed problems! Have a go at these mixed problems, can you complete all three (they get harder!)? Bronze Level; Silver Level; Gold Level (hardest!). Answers: Bronze; Silver; Gold.

Maths for Everyone: Perimeter, area and volume are very important ideas in maths as you progress to secondary school, so the they are the focus of this weeks lessons. Start with the basics with this video. After watching it carefully, have a go at these questions. Here are the answers.

Literacy: Let’s do some comprehension this week. Read the passage and answer the questions. Check the answers, which are on the second page, only once you’ve finished.

Spelling: Practise the words from Friday. Repeat until you get them right.

Wider Curriculum: The activities here focus on cooking, drawing, exercising, dancing and plenty of other exciting things. They are designed to be fun, relaxing and geared towards enhancing wellbeing. Over the next few weeks, pick an activity or two a day and have fun with it!

Rod’s Music: Remember to check out Rod’s excellent website for all the latest music practice. You can find the website here then click Brecknock Year 6 to find the music that is relevant to you. Also, check out Rod’s website for some free music tech software here. Compose and arrange your own music and fight back boredom! There are a lot of musical resources and clear explanations from Rod. Enjoy!

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Day 2

Maths for Henry’s Group: Last week I said that we would be recapping the four operations. This week it is division and multiplication. Some of the multiplication questions today involve problem solving and word problems so, watch this video carefully before answering the questions. Then, check your answers here.

Maths for everyone: Today’s lesson is on area of triangles. Watch this video carefully and tackle these questions. Answers here.

Literacy:Read the passage and answer the questions. Check the answers, which are on the second page, only once you’ve finished.

Spelling: Time for a test. Get someone to read out each spelling to you using yesterday’s practice sheet. How many will you get right?There are 12 words.

Wider Curriculum: The activities here focus on cooking, drawing, exercising, dancing and plenty of other exciting things. They are designed to be fun, relaxing and geared towards enhancing wellbeing. Over the next few weeks, pick an activity or two a day and have fun with it!

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Day 3

Maths for Henry’s Group:  Yesterday was multiplication, today is division. Some of the questions involve problem solving and word problems so, watch this video carefully before answering the questions. Then, check your answers here. 

Maths for everyone: How do you find the area of a parallelogram? This video shows you a few ways. Watch it carefully and work through these questions. The answers are here.

Literacy:Read the passage and answer the questions. Check the answers, which are on the second page, only once you’ve finished.

Spelling: Let’s have a look at the suffix ‘ance’. These sentences have words missing. Fill in the blank space in each sentence using the words at the bottom the page. Here are the answers.

Wider Curriculum: The activities here focus on cooking, drawing, exercising, dancing and plenty of other exciting things. They are designed to be fun, relaxing and geared towards enhancing wellbeing. Over the next few weeks, pick an activity or two a day and have fun with it!

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Day 4

Maths for Henry’s Group: Have a go at this times tables quiz. Can you complete it in under 5 minutes? If you did (AND you were accurate!), have a go at this challenge quiz!

Maths for everyone:We finish this week’s lesson on geometry by looking at how to find the volume of a cuboid. Use this video lesson and tackle these questions. When you finish, use these answers to mark your work.

Literacy: Here is the cover of a book. Your task is to look at the cover and blurb and then answer the questions. Then check your answers using this.

Spelling: Time to practise the words from yesterday using these rules and the practice sheet.

Wider Curriculum: The activities here focus on cooking, drawing, exercising, dancing and plenty of other exciting things. They are designed to be fun, relaxing and geared towards enhancing wellbeing. Over the next few weeks, pick an activity or two a day and have fun with it!

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Day 5

Maths for Henry’s Group: Arithmetic Friday! Click here for the questions. Time yourself: this is a shorter quiz so you only get 15 minutes! Use a different coloured pen if you don’t finish it in time. Ask somebody at home to mark it. Note: some answer for fraction questions may be given in their lowest form. Your answer may be an equivalent fraction and therefore still be correct!

Maths for everyone: Here is an excellent introduction to ratios. After watching the video, have a go at the questions. Here are the answers.

Literacy:An extract from the book the front cover of which you worked on yesterday. Read the text and answer the questions. When finished, mark your work using this.

Spelling: Time for a test. Get someone to read each spelling to you using yesterday’s practice sheet. How many will you get right? There are 12 words.

Wider Curriculum: The activities here focus on cooking, drawing, exercising, dancing and plenty of other exciting things. They are designed to be fun, relaxing and geared towards enhancing wellbeing. Over the next few weeks, pick an activity or two a day and have fun with it!

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Week beginning 29th June 2020 (29.06.2020 – 03.07.2020)

Our Star of The Week Mo!

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Day 1

Maths for Henry’s Group: Monday morning mixed problems! Have a go at these mixed problems, can you complete all three (they get harder!)? Bronze Level; Silver Level; Gold Level (hardest!). Answers: Bronze; Silver; Gold.

Maths for Everyone: The lessons for today and tomorrow build on last week and they are fabulous preparations for secondary school. The videos are so good that if you watch them carefully, the work will be more than manageable. Here are the questions and the answers.

Literacy: This week, you are going to work on writing a newspaper report. Use this website for today’s task; Watch the video and read the Key Features of a Newspaper Report section. Finally, write a paragraph summarising what you have learned about the basics of writing a newspaper report.

Spelling: Time for test on Friday’s words. Get someone to read the words to you and then the words only once you finish; no cheating. There are 12 words.

Wider Curriculum: The activities here focus on cooking, drawing, exercising, dancing and plenty of other exciting things. They are designed to be fun, relaxing and geared towards enhancing wellbeing. Over the next few weeks, pick an activity or two a day and have fun with it!

Rod’s Music: Remember to check out Rod’s excellent website for all the latest music practice. You can find the website here then click Brecknock Year 6 to find the music that is relevant to you. Also, check out Rod’s website for some free music tech software here. Compose and arrange your own music and fight back boredom! There are a lot of musical resources and clear explanations from Rod. Enjoy!

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Day 2

Maths for Henry’s Group: Over the next two weeks we are going to recap the four operations. This week it will be adding and subtracting. Some of the addition questions today involve problem solving and word problems so, watch this video carefully before answering the questions. Then, check your answers here.

Maths for everyone: The last of this sequence of lessons for algebra is based on this video. Questions here and answers here.

Literacy: Here is the website you used yesterday. Start by doing the activity where you put the labels in the correct positions. Then read the Writing Style in Newspaper Articles section and write a paragraph summarising what you have learned about how newspaper articles are written.

Spelling: Let’s look at suffixes, morphemes added at the end of a word to modify it. This time I would like you to learn words that end in ous. Each sentence on this sheet has a word missing. Select from the ous words at the bottom of the page and fill in the blank space. Here are the answers.

Wider Curriculum: The activities here focus on cooking, drawing, exercising, dancing and plenty of other exciting things. They are designed to be fun, relaxing and geared towards enhancing wellbeing. Over the next few weeks, pick an activity or two a day and have fun with it!

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Day 3

Maths for Henry’s Group: Yesterday was adding, today is subtraction. Some of the questions involve problem solving and word problems so, watch this video carefully before answering the questions. Then, check your answers here. 

Maths for everyone:Today’s lesson is on converting metric measurements. Use this video for the lessons and have a go at the questions. Answers here.

Literacy: Watch the video how to turn your story into a newspaper article! It is here. Make notes as your go along. Then complete the interactive Activity One on the website.

Spelling: Time to practise words that end in ous using these rules and practice sheet. Do it until you get all of them right: look, cover, write and check. 

Wider Curriculum: The activities here focus on cooking, drawing, exercising, dancing and plenty of other exciting things. They are designed to be fun, relaxing and geared towards enhancing wellbeing. Over the next few weeks, pick an activity or two a day and have fun with it!

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Day 4

Maths for Henry’s Group: Have a go at these addition and subtraction challenge cards. Check your answers here. 

Maths for everyone: Watch this video carefully on converting from miles to kilometres and vise versa. Answer these questions ans mark your work using this.

Literacy: Relative clauses are used to add information to a sentence and make it more interesting and detailed. Read the newspaper report here and complete the relative clause tasks attached.

Spelling: Time to do a test on yesterday’s words, there is 12 of them. Get someone to read out the spelling to you. How much will you score? No cheating!

Wider Curriculum: The activities here focus on cooking, drawing, exercising, dancing and plenty of other exciting things. They are designed to be fun, relaxing and geared towards enhancing wellbeing. Over the next few weeks, pick an activity or two a day and have fun with it!

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Day 5

Maths for Henry’s Group: Arithmetic Friday! Click here for the questions. Time yourself: this is a shorter quiz so you only get 15 minutes! Use a different coloured pen if you don’t finish it in time. Ask somebody at home to mark it. Note: some answer for fraction questions may be given in their lowest form. Your answer may be an equivalent fraction and therefore still be correct!

Maths for everyone: Try this before checking the answer in my video. I say in the video there are 122 pages; I meant 221 pages as you can see from the working out.

 

Literacy:First watch the Newsround Strage Videos. Your task is to write a well-structured, informative newspaper report about the news story of your choice. You can use this planning sheet to organise your report.

Spelling: Let’s continue with suffixes. Here are sentences with words missing. Choose the correct word from the bottom of the page and fill in the blank space in each sentence. once finished, use these answers to mark your work.

Wider Curriculum: The activities here focus on cooking, drawing, exercising, dancing and plenty of other exciting things. They are designed to be fun, relaxing and geared towards enhancing wellbeing. Over the next few weeks, pick an activity or two a day and have fun with it!

 


                    Week beginning 22th June 2020 (22.06.2020 – 26.06.2020)

                                                       Our Star of The Week is Memati!

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Day 1

Maths for Henry’s Group: Monday morning mixed problems! Have a go at these mixed problems, can you complete all three (they get harder!)? Bronze Level; Silver Level; Gold Level (hardest!). Answers: Bronze; Silver; Gold.

Maths for Everyone: With secondary looming, this week’s lessons are designed to give you the tools that will help you solve problems. Make sure to watch the videos to end and carefully and have a go at the questions. Answers here.

Literacy: Here is a mysterious extract from a story. Read it and answer the questions that follow. Here are the answers which should check only once you finish.

Spelling: Practise Fridays’s spellings using these rules and the practice sheet. Some of these words are tricky to spell and you can impress by being able to do it.

Wider Curriculum: The activities here focus on cooking, drawing, exercising, dancing and plenty of other exciting things. They are designed to be fun, relaxing and geared towards enhancing wellbeing. Over the next few weeks, pick an activity or two a day and have fun with it!

Rod’s Music: Remember to check out Rod’s excellent website for all the latest music practice. You can find the website here then click Brecknock Year 6 to find the music that is relevant to you. Also, check out Rod’s website for some free music tech software here. Compose and arrange your own music and fight back boredom! There are a lot of musical resources and clear explanations from Rod. Enjoy!

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Day 2

Maths for Henry’s Group: This week we are going to look at timetables. Some of you may need to catch a bus to get to your secondary schools so it is important you are able to check the timetable to see which one you need to catch in order to be on time! Firstly, it’s important you understand the basics of time: I know we have covered lots of this already but that seems like a very long time ago now. So, watch this video on time carefully before answering the questions. Then, check your answers here. 

Maths for everyone: An effective way to find missing values is to form an expression using letters for missing numbers. Here is an excellent video to help you. Watch it and answers these questions. Here are the answers.

Literacy: Read umbrella and answer the questions that follow. Answers are here. To win star of the week, draw and label a map to show Mr Bell’s journey. 

Spelling: Time for a test. Get someone to test you on the words from yesterday’s practice sheet. There are 12 words. How much will you score? No cheating!

Wider Curriculum: The activities here focus on cooking, drawing, exercising, dancing and plenty of other exciting things. They are designed to be fun, relaxing and geared towards enhancing wellbeing. Over the next few weeks, pick an activity or two a day and have fun with it!

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Day 3

Maths for Henry’s Group: Hopefully after yesterday’s recap you are ready to tackle some questions on timetables. First, watch the video before answering the questions. The answers are here.

Maths for everyone: Continuing from yesterday, watch this video and answer the questions here. Here is a mark scheme.

Literacy: Read The Dream Asylum and answer the questions. Answers here.

Spelling: Let’s have a look at the i before e rule. There is a misconception that this rule has too many exceptions but the only two exceptions are protein and seize. Can you figure out why, for example eight and weight are not exceptions to the rule?  Find as many words as you can in which e comes before i and try to see why they are not exceptions to the rule. 

Wider Curriculum: The activities here focus on cooking, drawing, exercising, dancing and plenty of other exciting things. They are designed to be fun, relaxing and geared towards enhancing wellbeing. Over the next few weeks, pick an activity or two a day and have fun with it!

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Day 4

Maths for Henry’s Group: Today, have a go at using the skills you learnt yesterday to answer these questions. The answers can be found here.

Maths for everyone: Based on what you have learned so far and using this video lesson, solve these one step equations. Answers here.

Literacy: Read Shards of Glass and answer the questions that follow. Answers here.

Spelling: These sentences have words missing; Choose the correct words from the list at the bottom of the page to fill in the gaps in the sentences. Mark your work using these answers.

Wider Curriculum: The activities here focus on cooking, drawing, exercising, dancing and plenty of other exciting things. They are designed to be fun, relaxing and geared towards enhancing wellbeing. Over the next few weeks, pick an activity or two a day and have fun with it!

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Day 5

Maths for 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. Note: some answer for fraction questions may be given in their lowest form. Your answer may be an equivalent fraction and therefore still be correct!

Maths for everyone: Have a go at the following. Work methodically starting from A and finish with E so that you don’t get confused. Once done, use my video here to check one way of solving it.

Literacy:Read When Did You Last See Your Father and answer the questions that follow. Answers here.

Spelling: Practise yesterday’s spellings using these rules and the practice sheet. Make sure to learn these as they are very common and easy to get wrong. When EI is pronounced as EE, there are only two exceptions to the rule (PROTEIN AND SEIZE). If you keep that in mind, you will do well with these words.

Wider Curriculum: The activities here focus on cooking, drawing, exercising, dancing and plenty of other exciting things. They are designed to be fun, relaxing and geared towards enhancing wellbeing. Over the next few weeks, pick an activity or two a day and have fun with it!

 

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Week beginning 15th June 2020 (15.06.2020 – 19.06.2020)

Our Star of The Week is Zahra!

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Day 1

Maths for Henry’s Group: Monday morning mixed problems! Have a go at these mixed problems, can you complete all three (they get harder!)? Bronze Level; Silver Level; Gold Level (hardest!). Answers: Bronze; Silver; Gold.

Maths for Everyone: More work on angles in polygons; this time quadrilaterals (four-sided shapes). Here is an excellent video. Watch the explanations carefully and have a go at these questions.The answers are here.

Literacy: Read the poem ‘Promise’ which is on the last two pages here. Then have a go at the questions for Monday. Here are possible answers.

Spelling: Time for a test. Get someone to test you on the words from Friday’s practice sheet. There are 12 words. How much will you score? No cheating!

Wider Curriculum: The activities here focus on cooking, drawing, exercising, dancing and plenty of other exciting things. They are designed to be fun, relaxing and geared towards enhancing wellbeing. Over the next few weeks, pick an activity or two a day and have fun with it!

Rod’s Music: Remember to check out Rod’s excellent website for all the latest music practice. You can find the website here then click Brecknock Year 6 to find the music that is relevant to you. Also, check out Rod’s website for some free music tech software here. Compose and arrange your own music and fight back boredom! There are a lot of musical resources and clear explanations from Rod. Enjoy!

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Day 2

Maths for Henry’s Group: Last half term we spent a week on money. This week we are going to re-cap our learning and see how much we can remember. First, have a go at the same problems you tried before but this time WITHOUT watching the video first. Click here to get the questions. How much could you remember? Check you answers here. If you are really stuck, here is the link for the video which you can watch after you’ve had a go first!

Maths for everyone: This gets slightly more advanced and interesting. The video does an excellent job of explaining some tricky ideas. Study the video and answer the questions. Use this mark scheme to mark your work. Go back tot the video if you get stuck.

Literacy: Crises is a homeless charity. The task for Tuesday is to research the charity and create a leaflet using what you find.

Spelling: Let’s have a look at words ending with ence and ity. These sentences have words missing; Choose the correct words from the list at the bottom of the page to fill in the gaps in the sentences. Mark your work using these answers.

Wider Curriculum: The activities here focus on cooking, drawing, exercising, dancing and plenty of other exciting things. They are designed to be fun, relaxing and geared towards enhancing wellbeing. Over the next few weeks, pick an activity or two a day and have fun with it!

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Day 3

Maths for Henry’s Group: Have a go at these questions about ordering money. Answers here.

Maths for everyone: Some problem solving. Watch the lessons here and tackle the questions. Answers here.

Literacy: Today’s task is to write a poem about a situation where you might need to help someone. This can be based on something that you actually did but doesn’t need to be.

Spelling: Practise yesterday’s spellings using these rules and the practice sheet. Make sure to learn these as they are very common and will impact your writing.

Wider Curriculum: The activities here focus on cooking, drawing, exercising, dancing and plenty of other exciting things. They are designed to be fun, relaxing and geared towards enhancing wellbeing. Over the next few weeks, pick an activity or two a day and have fun with it!

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Day 4

Maths for Henry’s Group: Today’s task combines money with estimating. Have a go at these questionsAnswers here.

Bored of money questions? Have a go at this puzzle! Answers here. 

Maths for everyone: More problem solving. Use this lesson before attempting the questions. Answers here.

Literacy: To keep your grammar skills sharp, have a go at Thursday’s task here. Answers are here highlighted in purple.

Spelling: Time for a test. Get someone to test you on the words from yesterday’s practice sheet. There are 12 words. How much will you score? No cheating!

Wider Curriculum: The activities here focus on cooking, drawing, exercising, dancing and plenty of other exciting things. They are designed to be fun, relaxing and geared towards enhancing wellbeing. Over the next few weeks, pick an activity or two a day and have fun with it!

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Day 5

Maths for 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.Note: some answer for fraction questions may be given in their lowest form: your answer may be an equivalent fraction and therefore still be correct!

Maths for everyone: Here are two interesting scenarios. The trick for the first one is to think about how you can pay without opening the bags. The second one is a matter of being careful. Only once you tried your best should you use my explanation here to check you answers. No cheating!

Literacy: Write a definition of the words listed under Friday’s task and then write sentences (a mixture of simple and complex) for each word. Make sure to punctuate your sentences properly.

Spelling: Let’s have a look at words with silent letters. These sentences have words missing; Choose the correct words from the list at the bottom of the page to fill in the gaps in the sentences. Mark your work using these answers.

Wider Curriculum: The activities here focus on cooking, drawing, exercising, dancing and plenty of other exciting things. They are designed to be fun, relaxing and geared towards enhancing wellbeing. Over the next few weeks, pick an activity or two a day and have fun with it!

 

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Week beginning 8th June 2020 (08.06.2020 – 12.06.2020)

Complete your work in your home learning book

Day 1

Maths for Henry’s Group: Monday morning mixed problems! Have a go at these mixed problems, can you complete all three (they get harder!)? Bronze LevelSilver LevelGold Level (hardest!). Answers: Bronze; Silver; Gold.

Maths for Everyone: This week, you will be working on angles. Watch the video first and then have a go at these questions. Answers here.

Literacy: This week, the focus is on using punctuation to enhance your writing. Each section has clear explanations and instructions; read and complete the tasks. Where appropriate, we have done one of the questions for you as an example. Lessons are allocated for each day (Monday to Friday). Please upload your work on the website or send it to Muzeyin by email.

Spelling: Let’s have a look at words ending with sion and ssion. These sentences have words missing; Choose the correct words from the list at the bottom of the page to fill in the gaps in the sentences. Mark your work using these answers.

Wider Curriculum: The activities here focus on cooking, drawing, exercising, dancing and plenty of other exciting things. They are designed to be fun, relaxing and geared towards enhancing wellbeing. Over the next few weeks, pick an activity or two a day and have fun with it!

Rod’s Music: Remember to check out Rod’s excellent website for all the latest music practice. You can find the website here then click Brecknock Year 6 to find the music that is relevant to you. Also, check out Rod’s website for some free music tech software here. Compose and arrange your own music and fight back boredom! There are a lot of musical resources and clear explanations from Rod. Enjoy!

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Day 2

Maths for Henry’s Group: A little bit of arithmetic and algebra combined here. Warm up with this task and then have a go at the Challenge task.  Answers: Warm up answers; Challenge Answers

Maths for everyone: Recall that angles in a triangle add up to 180. Today’s work relies on this concept. Watch the video before attempting the questions. Here are the answers.

Literacy: This week, the focus is on using punctuation to enhance your writing. Each section has clear explanations and instructions; read and complete the tasks. Where appropriate, we have done one of the questions for you as an example. Lessons are allocated for each day (Monday to Friday). Please upload your work on the website or send it to Muzeyin by email.

Spelling: Practise yesterday’s spellings using these rules and the practice sheet. Make sure to learn these as they are very common and will impact your writing.

Wider Curriculum: The activities here focus on cooking, drawing, exercising, dancing and plenty of other exciting things. They are designed to be fun, relaxing and geared towards enhancing wellbeing. Over the next few weeks, pick an activity or two a day and have fun with it!

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Day 3

Maths for Henry’s Group: For the next two days have a go at this Maths Mystery Game:  “The Mystery of the Spoiled Party Bags”. You need to solve the maths clues to work out who it was. The answer is at the end of the task so no peeking!

Maths for everyone: Today, you will build on the work from yesterday. Watch the video and answers these questions. Here are the answers.

Literacy: This week, the focus is on using punctuation to enhance your writing. Each section has clear explanations and instructions; read and complete the tasks. Where appropriate, we have done one of the questions for you as an example. Lessons are allocated for each day (Monday to Friday). Please upload your work on the website or send it to Muzeyin by email.

Spelling: Time for a test. Get someone to test you on the words from yesterday’s practice sheet. There are 12 words. How much will you score? No cheating!

Wider Curriculum: The activities here focus on cooking, drawing, exercising, dancing and plenty of other exciting things. They are designed to be fun, relaxing and geared towards enhancing wellbeing. Over the next few weeks, pick an activity or two a day and have fun with it!

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Day 4

Maths for Henry’s Group: Carry on with your Maths Mystery Game from yesterday! The answer is at the end of the task so no peeking!

Maths for everyone: Today’s lesson rounds off angles in a triangle by focusing on missing angles. After watching the video, answer these questions. Check your work using these answers.

Literacy: This week, the focus is on using punctuation to enhance your writing. Each section has clear explanations and instructions; read and complete the tasks. Where appropriate, we have done one of the questions for you as an example. Lessons are allocated for each day (Monday to Friday). Please upload your work on the website or send it to Muzeyin by email.

Spelling: Let’s have a look at words ending with ation and ment. These sentences have words missing; Choose the correct words from the list at the bottom of the page to fill in the gaps in the sentences. Mark your work using these answers.

Wider Curriculum: The activities here focus on cooking, drawing, exercising, dancing and plenty of other exciting things. They are designed to be fun, relaxing and geared towards enhancing wellbeing. Over the next few weeks, pick an activity or two a day and have fun with it!

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Day 5

Maths for 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. Ask somebody at home to mark it.Note: some answer for fraction questions may be given in their lowest form: your answer may be an equivalent fraction and therefore still be correct!

 

Maths for everyone: To end this week’s lessons on angles, watch this video to recall your knowledge of angles. Then have a go at the questions and mark your work using these answers.

Literacy: This week, the focus is on using punctuation to enhance your writing. Each section has clear explanations and instructions; read and complete the tasks. Where appropriate, we have done one of the questions for you as an example. Lessons are allocated for each day (Monday to Friday). Please upload your work on the website or send it to Muzeyin by email.

Spelling: Practise yesterday’s spellings using these rules and the practice sheet. Make sure to learn these as they are very common and will impact your writing. You will also be tested on Monday on these words.

Wider Curriculum: The activities here focus on cooking, drawing, exercising, dancing and plenty of other exciting things. They are designed to be fun, relaxing and geared towards enhancing wellbeing. Over the next few weeks, pick an activity or two a day and have fun with it!

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Week 9 (01.06.20– 05.06.20)

Day 1: Complete your work in your home learning book

Maths:

Henry’s Group: Have a go at these mixed problems, can you complete all three (they get harder!)?

Bronze Level

Silver Level

Gold Level (hardest!) 

Answers: Bronze; Silver; Gold.

Muzeyin’s Group: Basic algebraic substitution we have done before. Watch this video and tackle these questions. Answers here.

Katie’s Group: Let’s review our arithmetic skills with a timed paper. Give yourself 30 minutes to complete paper 1 but after the time is up, carefully check through the questions you usually have problems with and redo those questions. Then, after you think you’ve done as well as you can, look over your answers with the mark scheme. 

Reading: Continuing with our prediction using front covers of books, Look at this book cover and read the blurb and answer the questions attached. Answers here.

Writing: This week we are focusing on poetry. Look at all the different kinds of poetry here and learn some of the key features of poems. Choose four different types of poetry from the first page and research what their features are. Write them down neatly in your book (Bonus points if you give one a try! Upload it to your teacher).

Spelling: Study the Summer 2, Week 1 spellings for the term by looking up each word and recording its definition in your notebook. Then, put each spelling word in its own sentence – remember to make it Year 6 standard!

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

Rod’s Music: Remember to check out Rod’s excellent website for all the latest music practice. You can find the website here then click Brecknock Year 6 to find the music that is relevant to you. Also, check out Rod’s website for some free music tech software here. Compose and arrange your own music and fight back boredom! There are a lot of musical resources and clear explanations from Rod. Enjoy!

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: We only covered ordering fractions very briefly in class so you will have to watch the video very carefully before answering the questions. Check your answers here. Remember, if you are struggling, consider re-watching the video.

Muzeyin’s Group: This is a revision of fractions, decimals and percentages. Have a go at this. Answers here.

Katie’s Group: Let’s review those cheeky Powers of Ten questions by watching videos here. Then, try the questions before checking your answers with the mark scheme.

Reading: Beth Visits Joe the Bubble Boy. Read the extract and answer the questions. Answers here.

Writing: Let’s learn about haiku poems here and make sure you read their example haiku on Beaches. You may need a refresher on what a syllable is so here is a handy page and video. Can you say why this joke is funny? Let’s see more rules about writing a haiku and then start to think of themes for our poems on this spider web plan. Then, have a go at writing a couple haikus using this plan. Share them with your teacher.

Spelling: Study the Summer 2, Week 1 spellings for the term by looking up each word and recording its definition in your notebook. Then, put each spelling word in its own sentence – remember to make it Year 6 standard!

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

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: 2 short tasks today. First, have a go at this task which is a more visual way of comparing fractions. Second, answer this question (don’t be tricked!).

Muzeyin’s Group: Following from yesterday, have a go at ordering FDP (percentages, decimals and fractions) here. Answers here.

Katie’s Group: Sticking with our theme of arithmetic review, let’s refresh our memories on long multiplication here. Then, try out these questions before checking your answers here.

Reading: Have a look at the cover of the book Kick and answer the questions. Here are the answers.

Writing: Let’s warm up by writing a quick lockdown haiku with the help of this organiser. Today, we are learning about limericks here. Then, check out the easy limerick poster and the template of what it might look like. Have a go at writing your own, using this plan to help you.

Spelling: Study the Summer 2, Week 1 spellings for the term by looking up each word and recording its definition in your notebook. Then, put each spelling word in its own sentence – remember to make it Year 6 standard!

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

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: How much do you remember from Tuesday? Have a go at comparing these fractions. Check your answers here.

Muzeyin’s Group: Today, let’s work on finding percentages of amounts. Here are the questions and the answers.

Katie’s Group: Let’s apply the skills we reviewed yesterday to these reasoning problems today. Read the task carefully and remember to use only the digits they list at the top of the question. Try to work on your resilience and not peek at the answers until you think you’ve solved the problem.

Reading: Look at the extract from the book the cover and blurb of which you worked on yesterday. Read the text and answer the questions. Here are the answers. Keep in mind that the wording of your answers can be different from the actual mark scheme; you get the marks if the ideas are the same.

Writing: Today we are learning about Cinquain poetry. Check out these examples and try working out what features they all have in common. Once you think you know, learn about cinquains here. Then, use this planning template and writing frame to have a go writing your own!

Spelling: Study the Summer 2, Week 1 spellings for the term by looking up each word and recording its definition in your notebook. Then, put each spelling word in its own sentence – remember to make it Year 6 standard!

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

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. Note: some answers for fraction

Muzeyin’s Group: Carrying on from yesterday, some more questions on finding percentages of amounts. Have a go at these questions. Answers here.

Katie’s Group: Here is a similar type of reasoning problem but in this investigation, there are some restrictions on where the numbers can go. You may need to review the definition of ‘consecutive numbers’  before you begin, which can be found here.

Reading: Look at the cover and read the blurb then answer the questions; here are the answers.

Writing: Today, we are looking at kennings. Kennings are a lot like a riddle; you have to guess what the author is describing. Can you guess what these ones are about? Then, learn all about them and their history here. Try writing one about yourself! Use this plan to help.

Spelling: Study the Summer 2, Week 1 spellings for the term by looking up each word and recording its definition in your notebook. Then, put each spelling word in its own sentence – remember to make it Year 6 standard!

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

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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Half-term Break (06.04.20 – 17.04.20)

There will be no online work set during the one week, half-term break.  This is a time to relax and recharge. Online work will start on Monday, 1st June. I have put some interesting activities on the year group learning page that the children might enjoy – please have a look! If you would like to do some additional learning, click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths for your year group. I can particularly recommend the Bitesize home learning page which has daily activities in all subjects for each year group (you can pick activities from previous weeks and from other year groups too).

1. Check out this amazing website for curious people! It had fascinating videos on Science, Art, History, Nature, Animals and even Cooking!

2. Listen to some celebrities (Thor included!) bring James and the Giant Peach to life here. They are reading chapters to help raise money for PIH but you can watch the videos on youtube.

3. Become a scientist for a week this half-term with the amazing online Discovery Week from the Crick! From 25-30 May, they’ll be surprising and inspiring you and your family with something new every day. There are crazy crafting activities, kitchen challenges and the chance to meet our brilliant scientists as well as lots of downloadable resources to keep you busy. You can win some great prizes, including a £50 Amazon voucher!

Zoom reading sessions:

Thank you to all the students who joined in on Katie’s Zoom calls this week! Future Zoom sessions have yet to be decided so please watch this space to look out for future sessions. 

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Week 7 (18.05.20– 22.05.20)

Day 1: Complete your work in your home learning book

Maths:

Henry’s Group: This week’s work will be based around money. Watch the video (it’s quite long but it’s important you watch it all. Making notes on a spare piece of paper will really help). Answer questions 1 to 10. You don’t need to answer any more! Check your answers. If you are struggling, consider re-watching the video.

Muzeyin’s Group: Nothing new but you have recall what you have learned. Questions here and here. Answers here and here.

Katie’s Group: Sticking with our measurement theme, let’s review volume here. Then, do the questions here and don’t forget to check your answers after, here.

ReadingTake a look at this short story set in Ancient Egypt. Then, see how much you can recall by answering the questions. Don’t forget to check the mark scheme to see how close your answers were.

Writing: This week, we will concentrate on writing a formal letter. Today’s task is to plan the letter using a spider diagram. Look at this as an example of the sort of thing you should be doing.

Spelling: Study the Week 5 spellings for the summer term and ask a member of your family to quiz you on them.  Also, want a fun way to practise? Try this week’s strategies!

Rod’s Music: Remember to check out Rod’s excellent website for all the latest music practice. You can find the website here then click Brecknock Year 6 to find the music that is relevant to you. Also, check out Rod’s website for some free music tech software here. You need to email Katie or Rod for a 7-digit code to use the program. Compose and arrange your own music and fight back boredom!

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

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: I would suggest re-watching the video from yesterday or looking through your notes if you made them. Then, answer questions 11 to 19. They are harder so you may need to find the examples in the video. Check your answers.

Muzeyin’s Group: Here are today’s questions. Answers here. In question 5, it is 2 and a quarter cups, not 2 quarter cups.

Katie’s Group: Hop back onto Hegarty Maths and complete lessons 570 and 571. They are a review of Volume with prisms. Remember, if you get stuck, send a question to Katie through Hegarty Maths!

Reading: Read more about the Ancient Egyptians with this poem. Then, try the questions and check your answers.

Writing: The language used in a formal letter is different compared to that used in an informal letter. Today’s task is for you learn about the differences using these two letters.

Spelling: Study the Week 5 spellings for the summer term and ask a member of your family to quiz you on them.  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 here.

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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Zoom session:

Only one Zoom session this week on Tuesday, May 19th at 2:30. Remember to have your parents check their emails on the day for the link. Email k.fraser-thomas@brecknock.camden.sch.uk if you need any help accessing Zoom or have any questions for me about the app. 

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Day 3: 

Maths:

Henry’s Group: Pretend you are at the shop and you hand over your money – you always need to check your change! Get some practice by clicking here. The answers are at the back.

Too easy? Have a go at these challenge questions!

Muzeyin’s Group: Similar task to yesterday’s. Here are the questions and here are the answers.

Katie’s Group: Sticking with our theme of measurement, let’s revisit Circle measures. Watch these great videos then try the questions here. Don’t forget to check your answers.

Reading: Read this non-fiction piece about the discovery of King Tut’s tomb. The Saatchi gallery had an exhibit of all the treasures from King Tut’s tomb before they shut for isolation. Check out their virtual collection of the artefacts here. Then, check your expertise with these questions. Don’t forget to check your answers!

Writing: Today, we are aiming to identify the features of formal letter writing. Read the first two pages carefully and complete the task on page 3 here.

Spelling Study the Week 5 spellings for the summer term and ask a member of your family to quiz you on them.  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 here.

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: Have a go at these money mastery problems. Check your answers here.

Challenge: How many ways can you make 10p? Try and work systematically! I’ve found 11 possibilities. Why not have a go with 20p? I’ve found 41 possibilities!

Muzeyin’s Group: Have a go at the questions here and here. Answers here and here. Don’t forget your BIDMAS for the first question on Platimun.

Katie’s Group: Mr. Hegarty explains more about circles in lesson 534. Remember to watch the video before you try the quiz! If you’re up for a challenge, check out his whole lesson area on circles! Lessons 534-547 are all about circles! Get a head start on secondary and whip through these lessons on your own.

Reading: Read more about the person who discovered King Tutankhamun’s tomb and answer some questions here. Then, check your answers here.

Writing: Today you are going to plan your letter to the council about the closure of the park. Use your spider diagram from Monday and this detailed instruction and support to plan your letter. Tomorrow you will be writing the actual letter.

Spelling:  Study the Week 5 spellings for the summer term and ask a member of your family to quiz you on them.  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 here.

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.Note: some answer for fraction questions may be given in their lowest form: your answer may be an equivalent fraction and therefore still be correct!

Muzeyin’s Group: Similar to yesterday with mixed problems. Questions here and here. Answers here and here. Hint for the last question on Platinum: you can draw three triangles inside the pentagon.

Katie’s Group: Try out this circle investigation here. Then, check your answers here. If you get stuck, remember to always go back to the Hegarty Maths or Pie Corbett videos!

Reading: But who was King Tutankhamun? Check out National Geography for kids to learn some awesome facts. Then, read and have a go at questions based on this non-fiction piece on King Tut. Don’t forget to check your answers.

Writing: Write the letter that you have building towards using all the lessons and planning from the last four sessions.

Spelling:  Study the Week 5 spellings for the summer term and ask a member of your family to quiz you on them.  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 here.

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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Katie’s Book Club: Pig Heart Boy

Read the end of the book, chapters 25-27 this week. Reflect on the story- Did you like it? Did you like Cameron and the characters? Could you empathise with his situation? What would you like to see changed in the book? At the end of the story, I don’t just reflect on the plot. I think to myself, was the author effective? Did she create a story I enjoy? What about her as an author did I like or not like? Would I read another book by Malorie Blackman? I, personally loved this story as I think Malorie Blackman really creates believable characters and presents different sides of controversial topics fairly. What did you think? Send your thought and next book club suggestions to Katie at k.fraser-thomas@brecknock.camden.sch.uk.


Week 6 (11.05.20– 15.05.20)

Day 1: Complete your work in your home learning book

Maths:

Henry’s Group: Following on from last week’s work, today we are looking at multiplying decimals. Remember the methods I taught you (visualise those posters stuck up messily on the wall which I point to with my ruler!). As usual, watch the video, answer the questions, check your answers. If you are struggling, consider re-watching the video.

Muzeyin’s Group: Mixed problems here. You need to to think about these but it is all work we have covered before. Answers here.

Katie’s Group: We’re going back to Area and Perimeter this week. Hope back on Hegarty Maths and check out lesson 553. It seems so simple but these are the Area and P SATs questions most children get wrong. Maybe it seems so easy, we don’t look close enough. After watching the video, make sure you take the quiz.

Reading: Today’s reading follows from Week 4 on The Perfect Place. Remember that everyone had to wear glasses to stop them from going blind. Read the text and answer the questions. Here are the answers.

Writing: This week we are going to explore some creative writing. This is a great time to focus on building atmosphere and choosing vocabulary that helps reinforce our tone. Take a look at the snappy shorts’ first two writing tasks here. Choose one and work focus on choosing powerful language.

Spelling: Study the Week 4 spellings for the summer term and ask a member of your family to quiz you on them.  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 here.

Rod’s Music: Remember to check out Rod’s excellent website for all the latest music practice. You can find the website here then click Brecknock Year 6 to find the music that is relevant to you. Also, check out Rod’s website for some free music tech software here. Compose and arrange your own music and fight back boredom! There are a lot of musical resources and clear explanations from Rod. Enjoy!

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: Have a go at these decimal word problem challenges. The answers are at the back of the sheet. Ask if somebody at home can check your workings out and then mark them with you.

Challenge: Tomorrow you will be putting decimals on a number line. Have a go at placing these numbers on a spiral rather than a straight line!

Muzeyin’s Group: Here are some interesting questions. Have a go and then use this short video to mark your work. Would be good to see your work on the school website.

Katie’s Group: Do you remember the difference between calculating the area of a quadrilateral and the area of a triangle? Review by watching Pie Corbett’s videos here and here. Then, do these questions and send your work to Katie.

Reading: Here is the blurb and front cover of a book. Have a look and answer the questions. Your prediction has to be based purely on the front cover without reading the blurb. Here are the answers.

Writing: Take a look at this letter written as if by the BFG. What other characters do you know use made up words or funny expressions? Pretend you are that character and write a letter to your teacher. How can you change the words/expressions so it’s clear it isn’t you writing, but your character? Use this format to help structure your writing.

Spelling: Study the Week 4 spellings for the summer term and ask a member of your family to quiz you on them.  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 here.

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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Zoom session:

Only one Zoom session this week on Tuesday, May 12th at 2:30. Remember to have your parents check their emails on the day for the link. Email k.fraser-thomas@brecknock.camden.sch.uk if you need any help accessing Zoom or have any questions for me about the app. 

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Day 3

Maths:

Henry’s Group: Match the letter to the decimals on the number line. Tip: put a few key decimals (e.g. 0.25, 0.5, 0.75) onto the number line before you start. This will help you a lot.

Optional Challenge. Did you manage yesterday’s spiral challenge? If you did, and you REALLY want testing, have a go at this one!

Muzeyin’s Group: Another day, another brain food. These are good thinking questions. Here is the video with answers.

Katie’s Group: Let’s review 2D shapes as our warm up then look at area of paralellograms. This was a fun online shape sorter and a good review of Carroll Diagrams. Then, watch these videos and complete the questions. Don’t forget to check your answers here.

Reading: Yesterday you worked on the front cover of the book Who Let The Gods out. Here is an extract from chapter 1. Read it carefully and answer the questions. Answers here.

Writing:  Take a look at this deep dive of writing from your work pack. Give yourself a little bit longer to write this piece. Decide what atmosphere you want to build in it – will your story be a comedy? A mystery? Or maybe, you want this door to enter another frightening dimension! Choose your genre and then select vocabulary to reinforce that tone. Will the door dramatically swing open or slowly creaaakkkk open a crack? The words you choose changes the reader’s impression so check out these genre lists to help you decide. Send your story to Katie to read.

Spelling: Study the Week 4 spellings for the summer term and ask a member of your family to quiz you on them.  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 here.

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: This is the final Match Attax challenge! This one is mixture of logic and arithmetic. Look at the clues and try and put the players in the correct positions from 1-6. The answers are here.

Muzeyin’s Group: We are trying to keep our minds sharp. If you practise, you can even make videos like mine explaining your working out! Today’s task here. Answers here. Post your answers on the school website.

Katie’s Group: Feeling nostalgic? Make shapes on these virtual geoboards. I had WAY too much fun with this! Then, see if you can recall the difference between area and perimeter here. After, work through Hegarty Maths lessons 548 and 548. Don’t forget to do the quizzes! Remember to ask questions on Hegarty Maths if you get stuck; I can help you with the questions online.

Reading:With these tasks we are trying to learn specific skills. When answering prediction questions based on the cover, for example, your answer should be purely based on what you see on the cover. Here is today’s cover and blurb. Here are the answers.

Writing: Let’s get creative with diary writing! Take a look at my diary example here. Then, use this plan to help you plot out your own isolation entry BUT, there’s a creative twist. First, decide which genre you want to write it in. Do you want to make your readers laugh, cry, tremble with fear? Look at these starting mind maps of genres. Choose a genre you like best and think of other features it has. Then, have a go at writing an entry written in that style. Helpful hint – verb, adverb and adjective choice really help influence tone so make sure you carefully choose these when writing.

Spelling: Study the Week 4 spellings for the summer term and ask a member of your family to quiz you on them.  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 here.

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. Note: some answers for fraction questions may be given in their lowest form. Your answer may be an equivalent fraction and therefore still be correct!

Muzeyin’s Group: Solve the problems and crack the code. The answer to each question from 1-19 has a letter that corresponds to it. For example the answer to question 1 is 19 AND 19 is T. Both questions and answers here.

Katie’s Group: Complete this crossword about 2D shapes to review their properties. Let’s try an area and perimeter investigation! Send your answers to Katie and see if you can apply all that you’ve learned in school and this week to the task. Remember to email if you get stuck!

Reading: Keep up with reading books at home. Try to see how much you can learn about a book from the blurb, the title and the cover. Part of the fun is to see how right you are about your prediction when you read the book and find out what actually happened. Here is today’s task. Answers here.

Writing: Let’s look back at our diary entry from yesterday. Do you think you capture the tone of your chosen genre? Now, looking at the same entry, try to rewrite it on another page but this time, choosing a completely different genre. You will probably need to go back to the genre bubbles to help you mind map your thoughts. What words will you change? What ideas or thoughts will you need to alter? Send a snap of both diaries, side-by-side to your teacher.

Spelling: Study the Week 4 spellings for the summer term and ask a member of your family to quiz you on them.  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 here.

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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Katie’s Book Club: Pig Heart Boy

Read chapters 21-24 this week. These chapters got me thinking about friendships and choices. Would you be able to forgive Marlon? Do you blame him for what he did? I think Marlon’s guilt prevents him from telling about Cam’s next problem, when really he should. What would you have done if you were Cam’s best friend? Would you let him continue swimming? Write a note to either Marlon or Cameron, giving them advice on what to do next.

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Week 5 (04.05.20– 08.05.20)

Day 1: Complete your work in your home learning book

Maths:

Henry’s Group: I know what you are going to say: we can order decimals already! However, it’s important to revise and recap so it stays in your brains! Watch the video, answer the questions check your answers. If you are struggling, consider re-watching the video.

Challenge: Draw a number line from 0-1 in your book and put on 10 different fractions, decimals and percentages. We often do this task in class so you should know what I mean! There are a couple of examples below:

Muzeyin’s Group: You have done lots of problem solving, some of it mind-bendingly hard. But how well do you know your 3D shapes? For useful facts and terms you need to know, use this video and answer these questions. Here arethe answers.

Katie’s Group: We’re going back to angles and solving for missing angles. Watch the videos here. Then, try these questions and check out the answers.

Reading: This week we are going to look at Myths and Legends from different places in the world. Check out what the differences between them are here. Then, read about some fishy myths and legends here. Have a go at the questions, then check your answers here.

Writing: This week, we will be learning about writing instructions. You task today is to use this document and briefly explain in your book the purpose and audience of instruction texts. What does the word imperative mean? Can you see why it is an important feature of instruction writing? Post your answers on the school website.

Spelling: Study the Week 3 spellings for the summer term and ask a member of your family to quiz you on them.  Also, want a fun way to practise? Try this week’s strategies!

Wider Curriculum: A new Home Learning Matrix has been created for you to use for the next two weeks. Take a look here.

Rod’s Music: Remember to check out Rod’s excellent website for all the latest music practice. You can find the website here then click Brecknock Year 6 to find the music that is relevant to you. Also, if you are interested in picking up the recorder again, here is another fantastic resource from Rod to get you started.

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: More practice using decimals! Remember to read the word problems at the end really carefully (visualise it!). As usual, Watch the video, answer the questions and check your answers. If you are struggling, consider re-watching the video.

Challenge: Have a go at these decimal challenges. If you really want to challenge yourself, there are some questions that have more than one possibility – see if you can find them! The answers are here.

Muzeyin’s Group: Continuing from yesterday’s work on 3D shape, I want you to focus on working on the nets of 3D shapes. Use squared paper and cut out the nets shown because that will help you see the actual shapes when you fold the nets you have cut out. Watch this video first. Here are the questions and here are the answers.

Katie’s Group: Let’s review angles in polygons here. Then, try out these questions and check the answers here.

Reading: Let’s read and answer questions about a legend from North America here. Don’t forget to check your answers!

Writing: Remember that we are building towards writing a full-on instruction text. To that end, have a go at this and post your answers on the school website. In addition, research the features of instruction writing. What do written instructions have in common? Write as many features as you can in your books; I will show mine tomorrow.

Spelling: Study the Week 3 spellings for the summer term and ask a member of your family to quiz you on them.  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.

Rod’s Music: Remember to check out Rod’s excellent website for all the latest music practice. You can find the website here then click Brecknock Year 6 to find the music that is relevant to you. Also, if you are interested in picking up the recorder again, here is another fantastic resource from Rod to get you started.

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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Katie’s Book Club: Pig Heart Boy

I got gripped by this book and finished it in a flash. I couldn’t put it down after page 127! Let’s look more closely at that page. Can you spot some examples of ‘fake news’ here? You have to look closely but there are several examples in that article. Hint – look out for places where you think to yourself, there is no way that’s true! Why do you think the newspaper included these parts if they are not true? Do you think this is a reliable news source? Have you seen any other ‘fake news’ lately? Read chapters 17-20 this week and let me know your thoughts.

Zoom session:

Only one Zoom session this week on Tuesday, May 5th at 2:30. Remember to have your parents check their emails on the day for the link. Email k.fraser-thomas@brecknock.camden.sch.uk if you need any help accessing Zoom or have any questions for me about the app. 

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Day 3:

Maths

Henry’s Group: This is another task based around the Premier League Match Attax. Click here to see an example and explanation of all the different stats the players have been given. Once you have done this, have a go at solving this problem. Remember, you must base your decision on the stats! …Which defender did you pick? Once you have made a decision, check the answers here.

Muzeyin’s Group: Use this images to write the equation represented by the diagram and find the answer:Write the equation for each diagram . The questions are very simple but I am interested in how you express them algebraically. You can also make them more complex: have a look at this video.

Katie’s Group: Hop back on Hegarty Maths to watch clip 481 about Alternate Angles. Then, do the quiz and have a go at this challenge! The answers for the challenge are here but don’t look before you have a go at them.

Reading: Let’s read a myth from Ancient Greece! Read all about Theseus and the Minotaur here and answer the questions. See how you did after, here.

Writing: Using imperative language is a crucial feature of writing instructions. You also need to remember the importance of understanding the purpose and audience of a piece of writing so that you don’t alienate your reader or miss the point of a particular piece of writing. Read and complete the exercises on this paper. Take your time and think about what you are learning today; you will be using it to write your instructions tomorrow. Do all work in your books.

Spelling: Study the Week 3 spellings for the summer term and ask a member of your family to quiz you on them.  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.

Rod’s Music: Remember to check out Rod’s excellent website for all the latest music practice. You can find the website here then click Brecknock Year 6 to find the music that is relevant to you. Also, if you are interested in picking up the recorder again, here is another fantastic resource from Rod to get you started.

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: Arithmetic Thursday! I’m not setting maths work tomorrow but that won’t stop me giving you some arithmetic practice! Click here for the questions. Time yourself: 30 minutes! Use a different coloured pen if you don’t finish it in time and ask somebody at home to mark it. Note: some answers for fraction questions may be given in their lowest form. Your answer may be an equivalent fraction and therefore still be correct!

Challenge: little bit of estimating today. Estimate the number of daffodils in this image!

Muzeyin’s Group: Have a look at this challenge. Can you figure out which digit each letter stands for? I will post the answers once you get a chance to have a go. Here are the answers; notice how I am taking my time working it out. That is what you should aim for, no rush! oh, when I say in the video 4×6=42, I obviously meant 4×6=24.

Katie’s Group: Warm up with these angle questions from previous SATs. We’ve done these in class so try to remember how we solved them. If you get stuck, send me an email. Then, try this awesome Nrich challenge! You can get 3 hints from me if you send an email. Persevere and don’t give up; it took me a few attempts too!

ReadingToday we are looking at myths and legends from our own borders. Read about three unique characters here and try the questions. Send your answers to Katie when you finish.

Writing: Pick one of the topics from these options and write a detailed instruction (use the suggestions on the second page to help you). Use this to check your work from the last few days.

Spelling: Study the Week 3 spellings for the summer term and ask a member of your family to quiz you on them.  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.

Rod’s Music: Remember to check out Rod’s excellent website for all the latest music practice. You can find the website here then click Brecknock Year 6 to find the music that is relevant to you. Also, if you are interested in picking up the recorder again, here is another fantastic resource from Rod to get you started.

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: Bank Holiday Fun Friday!

Today is a bank holiday and a break from some of our work. Check out these awesome activities to do instead!

Learn a new card game that helps with maths fluency here or try your hand at adding integers against your family here.

Make a time capsule out of a shoebox like this one and fill it with memories from your time in isolation. Look through the Year 6 packs to fill in the time capsule sheets to help you capture this moment in time.

Join the Primary Science Challenge and create a science-based public health poster on staying healthy during covid e.g. washing hands, social distancing, etc. The more colourful, scientific and informative it is, the better! Don’t forget, entries are due May 21st to Katie and the winner from your class goes to the Camden-wide competition. Judges will then examine the entries and select the overall winner to be awarded in a ceremony! Winning entries will also be showcased on a special page on the Regent High School website as part of this year’s Great Science Share on Tuesday 16 June.

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Week 4 (27.04.20– 1.05.20)

Day 1: Complete your work in your home learning book

Maths:

Henry’s Group: Hi team! Today we are looking at angles. Try and think about making the different angles with your arms like in class. Remember to watch the video first to refresh your memories. Watch the video, answer the questions and then check your answers. If you are struggling, consider re-watching the video.

Challenge: how many angles can you spot in these images of Olympic athletes?

Muzeyin’s Group: Use this video for reverse fractions. Here are the questions and answers. Remember to post your answers on the website.

Katie’s Group: Let’s jump back on Hegarty Maths. It’s been hinted to me that perhaps Mr. Hegarty will still give out his “most hours logged” award so jump back on and do lesson 37. Several people in our group were in the top ten list so keep going! Remember to watch the video and do the quiz as we are learning about negative numbers. 

Reading:This week, we are studying non-chronological reports. Can you be a word detective and figure out what those are? Here, is a non-chronological report on Sharks. Read it and complete the questions. Then, check your answers here.

Writing: Choose your favourite animal and recall as many facts as you can about them. Use this plan to help organise your thoughts. Then, go online and find out as much research as you can about your chosen animal. We will need these notes later in the week to write our report so keep it safe and try to get at least five points for each heading.

Spelling: Study the Week 2 spellings for the summer term and ask a member of your family to quiz you on them.  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.

Rod’s Music: Remember to check out Rod’s excellent website for all the latest music practice. You can find the website here then click Brecknock Year 6 to find the music that is relevant to you. Also, if you are interested in picking up the recorder again, here is another fantastic resource from Rod to get you started.

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: Following on from yesterday, today we are looking at angle facts. Watch the video, answer the questions  and then check your answers. If you are struggling, consider re-watching the video.

Quick Shape Challenge: How many triangles can you see?

Ask somebody at home to have a go to and compare answers? Point to each triangle. The, click here to find the answer which also has images to prove it.

Muzeyin’s Group: This is something we have done before but you can use this video if you get stuck. Here are the questions. Here are the answers.

Katie’s Group: Put your new knowledge to the test with this online game. Then, complete these worksheets on negative numbers. Remember to use the new homework uploader on the left of this page to send me your answers. I will mark them and let you know how you did.

Reading: Read the text and answer the questions that follow. Here are the answers. Post your work on the website. Well done to those of you who have posted some excellent work.

Writing: Part of Year 6 writing is to use technical and specific, scientific vocabulary. A report is a great time to do that! Look at the Science Word Bank here and choose 3 words from each strand of our Science units (a total of 9 words) and add/define them here. Then, look back at your plan from Monday and add the words under the heading you think is best to use that word. For example, I’ll put vertebrate in Appearance and environment under Habitat.

Spelling: Study the Week 2 spellings for the summer term and ask a member of your family to quiz you on them.  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.

Rod’s Music: Remember to check out Rod’s excellent website for all the latest music practice. You can find the website here then click Brecknock Year 6 to find the music that is relevant to you. Also, if you are interested in picking up the recorder again, here is another fantastic resource from Rod to get you started.

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: This task is based around the Premier League Match Attax! Click here to see an example and explanation of all the different stats the players have been given. Once you have done this, have a go at solving this problem. Remember, you must base your decision on the stats! …Which striker did you pick? Once you have made a decision, check the answers here.

Fancy another task? Make your own Match Attax card. You might find this template useful to copy. Send me a picture of it once you are done!

Muzeyin’s Group: A bit of a mind-bender today; there are only three questions! Take your time and try to figure them out before checking the video here. If you don’t quite know how to start or get stuck along the way while solving a problem, then you are free to use the video to help you. If you can send me your actual hard work and struggle, that would be great! The video has a groovy intro music so get ready!!

Katie’s Group: Go on Hegarty Maths and choose Lesson 38 and 39 (they are short). Remember to do the quizzes at the end too.

Reading: This is how our bodies will eventually defeat the latest corona virus that causes COVID19! Read this excellent article about Antibodies. Use Google and dictionaries to find out the meaning of words you don’t know. Your task is to write in your own words a detailed summary of what you have learned and send it to me.

Writing: A great SPAG feature of non-chronological reports are colons. Complete this sheet for a reminder of semicolons and dashes, and also how to use a colon in a report. Email Katie if you have any questions and remember to upload your work, using the website uploader.

Spelling: Study the Week 2 spellings for the summer term and ask a member of your family to quiz you on them.  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.

Rod’s Music: Remember to check out Rod’s excellent website for all the latest music practice. You can find the website here then click Brecknock Year 6 to find the music that is relevant to you. Also, if you are interested in picking up the recorder again, here is another fantastic resource from Rod to get you started.

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: Congratulations! You have won £1,000,000. How will you spend it? Click here to view what’s on offer! 

Muzeyin’s Group: Continuation of yesterday’s tricky fractions. Here is the video. Take your time on these as they require quite a bit of thinking.

Katie’s Group: Play this Negative Numbers online game and follow these instructions to get to the correct game setting. Then, head back to Hegarty Maths to do lesson 40, subtracting negative numbers. Don’t forget to watch the video and send any questions you have my way.

Reading: Here is an extract from a diary. Read the text and answer the questions on page 2. The answers are on the third page. Make sure you answer the questions before checking the answers: no cheating!

Writing: Let’s start our report! But before then, edit my paragraph on Appearance here. Then, write your first two headings (I recommend Appearance and Habitat). Remember to look at the Year 6 writing grids and this word bank to help you incorporate as many grammatical features as you can. Upload your paragraphs to your teacher for them to look at.

Spelling: Study the Week 2 spellings for the summer term and ask a member of your family to quiz you on them.  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.

Rod’s Music: Remember to check out Rod’s excellent website for all the latest music practice. You can find the website here then click Brecknock Year 6 to find the music that is relevant to you. Also, if you are interested in picking up the recorder again, here is another fantastic resource from Rod to get you started.

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. Note: some answer for fraction questions may be given in their lowest form: your answer may be an equivalent fraction and therefore still be correct!

Muzeyin’s Group: The wonders of maths! Plenty of mathematical tricks here. Take your time with it and you can even do it with siblings and carers if you get a chance.

Katie’s Group: Try these questions, trying out your knowledge of adding and subtracting negative numbers. Check your answers here. Then, challenge yourself and answer these SATs questions involving negative numbers. Don’t forget to check your SATs answers after here.

Reading:Have a go at this. For the three mark question think about what may make the place not so perfect and give reasons for your answer. Answers here.

Writing: Read over these two, very similar paragraphs on a rabbit’s diet. Although both paragraphs are well-written, one is more formal and includes better language choices. Can you see which one? Keeping that in mind, finish writing your last paragraphs about your chosen animal. Remember to look back at your plan and really try to include the scientific vocabulary we covered earlier in the week. After you have finished, make your report engaging by including a few drawings or pictures with captions. Remember to upload your paragraphs to show your teacher! 

Spelling: Study the Week 2 spellings for the summer term and ask a member of your family to quiz you on them.  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.

Rod’s Music: Remember to check out Rod’s excellent website for all the latest music practice. You can find the website here then click Brecknock Year 6 to find the music that is relevant to you. Also, if you are interested in picking up the recorder again, here is another fantastic resource from Rod to get you started.

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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Katie’s Book Club: Pig Heart Boy

A huge thank you to everyone who sent in their feelings cloud for Pig Heart Boy. If you haven’t yet, please email me a picture. They are awesome!

This week, I’ll be reading Chapters 14-16 and thinking what I would do in Cameron’s shoes. I’ll do a Pros and Cons list like this one to help me decide whether or not I’d recommend the heart transplant.

Zoom reading sessions:

These are very quickly becoming my favourite part of the week! It’s great to see each other, chat about our week and read the next part of our book Hatchet. This Tuesday and Thursday (April 28 and 30th) at 2:30, I will be hosting more sessions. Remember to have your parents check their emails on the day for the link. Email k.fraser-thomas@brecknock.camden.sch.uk if you need any help accessing Zoom or have any questions for me about the app. 

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Week 3 (20.4.20– 24.04.20)

Day 1: Complete your work in your home learning book

Maths:

Henry’s Group: We haven’t done much work on symmetry so we are going to focus on this area for the next few days. Watch the video , answer the questions (you will need to draw out the shapes in your book; you can quickly sketch them by hand, they don’t need to be perfect!). Afterwards, check your answers. If you are struggling, consider re-watching the video.

Muzeyin’s Group: Let’s do some reverse percentage questions. Here is my video with the questions and answers. Watch my first working out. From questions 2 to 5, pause the video, try to work out the question on your own and then watch the answer and working out. It will get progressively easier as you go through the questions.

Katie’s Group: It’s been a while since we put our calculations to the test. Warm-up after the break with this arithmetic paper. Remember to only give yourself 30 minutes! When you are done, go through your answers with the mark scheme to make sure they are correct. Do any corrections in a different colour. Let me know, by emailing me, which questions you need a refresher on and I’ll send you some notes. k.fraser-thomas@brecknock.camden.sch.uk

Reading: Over the break, Christians celebrated Easter. Learn about the festival here and answer the questions. Check your answers after here.

Writing: We are going to start with free, independent writing based on this: once your are on the website, click on the video by Guy Bass. Make sure to use all the techniques that you have been taught and use paragraphs to structure your writing. Remember to include dialogue (new speaker, new line). Also focus on showing the reader, for example, that something is scary or someone takes risks by showing scary things and getting your character to do dangerous things instead of saying it is scary or s/he takes risks; show, don’t just tell. Add a drawing depicting what  your character finds on the other side of the door. You can write in the third or first person, it is your choice. it is a 10 minute challenge but you should take longer to do this.

Spelling: Here are the new spellings for the summer term. Remember to study your weekly spellings and ask a member of your family to quiz you on them.  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.


Day 2:

Maths:

Henry’s Group: Building on yesterday’s work on symmetry have a go at this task. If you are still finding symmetry difficult to understand, it might help watching this video.

Challenge: draw your own flag (perhaps for your own imaginary country) with at least one line of symmetry.

Muzeyin’s Group: We will continue working out reverse percentages from yesterday. Here is my video with the questions and answers. For each question, pause the video, try to work out the question on your own and then watch the answer and working out. It will get progressively easier as you go through the questions.

Katie’s Group: Let’s review Fractions, Decimals and Percents. Watch these videos, then have a go at these questions. Remember to check your answers here.

Reading: Happy 93rd birthday Queen Elizabeth! But wait, didn’t she already celebrate this birthday? Read information about the Queen’s TWO birthdays here and answer the questions. Once you’ve finished, check your answers here.

Writing: Your task is to write a biography of Pip’s life, including information about his inventions. The details are here and there is a document to help you with your planning. I have also written a model of how to begin the biography at the bottom of the second page under the planning table. Your second paragraph should be about what and how he learned from his uncle.

Spelling: Here are the new spellings for the summer term. Remember to study them weekly and ask a member of your family to quiz you on them.  Also, want a fun way to practise? Try this week’s strategies!

Wider CurriculumOver 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.


Day 3:

Maths:

Henry’s Group: Some of you told me that you found the logic problem from Week 2 hard…and because I am mean, I’ve got another one for you this week! Have a go at these Sujiko logic problems! Perseverance is important for this task: have a go and see if it works. If not, change it using the information you have learnt: trial and improvement!

Muzeyin’s Group: Ratios today. Here is the video you will need to use. Pause the video, do the questions and then check the answers.

Katie’s Group: Carrying on with yesterday’s review of Fractions, Decimals and Percents, rewatch Pie’s second video here. Then, use this chart to help you answer these questions and check their answers here. Finally, try this super challenge. I was a bit stuck until I put all the fractions in the correct places which helped me solve the decimals and the percents. Send your answers to me and I’ll mark them.

Reading: It’s Earth Day! Get excited about it by watching this. Then, read all about it here and complete the questions. Check out the answers after here. Feeling motivated to do more? Watch these inspiring videos about Earth Day as it reminds us that although we’re stuck inside, the world is a fantastic place, worth protecting. Look here and at this video which will actually help plant trees! 

Writing: Write a short spring poem; 10 lines is plenty. Here are examples. It would be great if you could send a picture of your poem by email.

Spelling: Here are the new spellings for the summer term. Remember to study them weekly and ask a member of your family to quiz you on them.  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.


Day 4:

Maths:

Henry’s Group: Have a go at  Lesson 555 on Hegarty Maths (it’s called Compound Shapes).  I have set it you as a task but you can also type 555 into the search bar to find it. Remember to watch the video first and if you are struggling on a question in the quiz, find the example in the video that is the same.

Family Challenge: if you are looking for an activity to do with an older sibling, friend or adult, have a go at this HARD version of Sujiko! Send me a photo if you manage to complete it along with a few notes of any strategies you used.

Muzeyin’s Group: Now that you are masters of ratios, let’s see what it looks like visually, hence the bar model video. As usual, pause the video, do the questions and check the answers on the video.

Katie’s Group: Log back into Hegarty Maths and complete a Fix Up 5. Then, watch Lesson 149‘s video and complete the task. I have set it as homework due Tuesday April 28th so make sure you log on and complete it.

Reading: Today is widely recognised as Shakespeare’s birthday. But, why don’t we know his exact date of birth? Can you infer from here and complete the questions? Once you’ve finished, check your answers. What was your most interesting fact for question 10? Email it to Katie. Then, check out this website about his life and how his death is somewhat of a mystery. It gives a different date of his death and some reasons why we don’t really know for sure.

Writing: Your task today is to edit your work from yesterday making sure you have no spelling mistakes. In addition, improve your writing with more exact words that describe exactly what you want to say. Once finished, upload your poem on to the website. Go to Learning on the school website and you should see where it says Upload Homework; it looks like this.

Spelling: Here are the new spellings for the summer term. Remember to study them weekly and ask a member of your family to quiz you on them.  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.


Day 5:

Maths:

Henry’s Group: Same as usual…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, the answers are at the end of the paper. Note: some answers for the fraction questions may be given in their lowest form – your answer may be an equivalent fraction and therefore still be correct!

Muzeyin’s Group: Time for some arithmetic. Here are the answers.

Katie’s Group: Try these SATs questions linked to Fractions, Decimals and Percents. 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. These problems involve multiple steps so make sure you give yourself enough time to work through them. If you finish quickly, try these real world percentage of amounts questions. See how much your favourite trainers would be 75% off!

Reading: Now it’s time for Fun Reading Friday! Read all about Fidget Spinners here and answer the questions. Then, check out the answers and this awesome video tutorial of cool tricks. Think you’ve mastered some? Video and send in!

Writing: Tongo Lizards are endangered. Your task is to write a page or two about this creature as preparation for a book on creatures very few of which remain for a variety of reasons. On page two I have written for you possible reasons why the Tongo Lizard may be endangered. As a conclusion at the end of your writing you may want to include a paragraph on how humans can help prevent the extinction of the lizard. Here are the instructions and planning sheet.

Spelling: Here are the new spellings for the summer term. Remember to study them weekly and ask a member of your family to quiz you on them.  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.


Katie’s Book Club: Pig Heart Boy

A huge thank you to everyone who sent in their own book cover of Pig Heart Boy. If you haven’t yet, please email me a picture. They are lovely! 

This week, I’ll be reading Chapters 11-13 and creating a word cloud of key feelings that come up in the text like this one. Try creating your own by tracing your hand and filling it with feelings or words you think relate to this section of the story. 

Zoom reading sessions:

Thank you to all the students who joined in on Katie’s Zoom calls before the break! It’s really great catching up with you and sharing our opinions on books. This Tuesday and Thursday (April 21 and 23rd) at 2:30, I will be hosting more sessions and reading the next part of Hatchet. Remember to have your parents check their emails on the day for the link. Email k.fraser-thomas@brecknock.camden.sch.uk if you need any help accessing Zoom. 


 

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?