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Wednesday 25th March 2020 - Year 6

Date: 24th Mar 2020 @ 10:56am

Hello Year 6!

We are providing some structure to your Home Learning each Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the weeks that you would have normally been at school. 

There will be Maths, English and some Wider currciulum work to complete. You can also use Spelling Shed, MyMaths, Times Tables Rockstars and Spag.com to complete as many other tasks as you would like to!

Spellings

These are your words for the week. They all relate to our punctuation and grammar learning. Can you write a simple sentence using each one. E.g. a sentence which uses a pronoun (then circle the pronoun), a sentence that
contains parenthesis (circle it).

modal
relative
pronoun
clause
parenthesis
bracket
cohesion
ambiguity
adverb
determiner

Maths

L/O To uunderstand the link between area and perimeter

Perimeter is the distance around the outside edge.

You can calculate perimeter by adding up all the lengths at the edge of a shape.

There might be shortcuts where two or more sides have the same length and you can use multiplication to work out the perimeter.

Area is the shape inside a space.

Area is calculated by multiplying two adjacent (next door edges) in a rectangle or a square. If a shape is more complex (like and L shape, break it down into rectangles).  

 

Using integer (whole number) side lengths, draw as many rectangles as possible that give the following areas:

17 cm2 25 cm2 32 cm2

There is a maths file attached to this blog post. Have a go at the challenges.

English 

For your English home learning, a good thing to do is to keep a folder and split it into three sections. One section will hold all your reading work, one section will hold all your writing work and your last section will hold your SPaG work.   

Reading activity

L.O: To increase familiarity and comprehend texts from other cultures

Hi Y6,

We have uploaded a file called ‘Reading home learning: Different cultures’. Choose the 1 star, 2 star or 3 star (most challenging) option and increase your familiarity with the text and answer the questions. Take ownership of your own learning; after you have had a go at the questions, mark your work (like we always do) , taking note of the questions you found difficult. Keep your answers in the ‘reading’ section in your folder.

Writing activity

L.O: To write a character description using accurate punctuation.

Choose someone in your household (it can be a pet) to write a character description about, practising your punctuation use. Use this WAGOLL to remind you how to use all of the KS2 punctuation and SPaG objectives. Keep your work in the ‘writing’ section in your folder.

My dog is not like any other dog: he thinks he is human at times. At dinner time, he sits and waits until I’ve finished my cup of tea, then he slurps the bottom of the cup- it goes everywhere! Walter is his name; he has shiny, gingery fur with a black face. Wrinkles cover his face because he is a bouncy boxer dog. He is a very crazy dog: he lunges at people when they walk past; he runs after the next-door neighbours cat; and he slobbers all over my carpets. I would not change him for the world though.

SPaG included:

Colons to separate independent clauses  
My dog is not like any 
other dog: he thinks he is human at times.

Semi-colons to separate independent clauses
Walter is his name; he has shiny, gingery fur with a black face.

Dashes to create an informal (funny,chatty) section
…he slurps the bottom of the cup- it goes everywhere!

Expanded noun phrases
shiny, gingery fur with a black face.

Colons and semi-colons to start a list
He is a very crazy dog: he lunges at people when they walk past; he runs after the next-door neighbours cat; and he slobbers all over my carpets. I would not change him for the world though.

SPaG activity

Your task is explained above in the Spelling section. Keep this work in your 'SPaG' section of your folder. 

 

Physical Activity

Get up and get energised! Join Joe in his daily 9am workout.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

Wider Curriculum

L.O: To explain how light travels and allows us to see

Today we start our new Science topic – light. Y6CT have started this learning already so there is an additional task for you at the end. The key scientific vocabulary is in bold for you to learn.

To begin, watch this BBC Bitesize video - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zyntsbk.

In the video you are shown that light travels in a straight line. You could test this for yourselves by shining a torch in a dark room and seeing the ray of light traveling in a straight line. It then shows that light is reflected (bounced) off surfaces. Shiny surfaces are the best at reflecting light, but most surfaces will reflect some light. Try finding shiny surfaces in your home, shine your torches at them and see your ray of light reflecting from them (if it’s dark enough). Notice how reflected light also travels in a straight line.

But how do we actually see things? This video will begin to explain  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zbssgk7/articles/zp7f8mn. It shows light travels from a light source in a straight line to an object. It is then reflected from this object and into your eye. Your eye then sends messages to your brain.

 

After you have watched the video, using a Twinkl account (enter code UKTWINKLHELPS), complete the activities below. https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-s-1344-y6-light-the-journey-of-light-activity-sheet

Additional task for Y6CT and anyone else who fancies extending their learning https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-s-1347-y6-light-seeing-around-corners-activity-sheet

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Nancy Horton wrote:

Right, let home schooling begin in earnest! We have done a teeny bit in the last three days, but all still in shock a bit with the new situation I think.

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