This week we will be looking at shape and statistics..
There are White Rose links for videos and for the White Rose worksheets, you will need to download them below. You do not need to print the worksheets out; simply write your answers on a piece of paper.
In order to be successful Year Six readers, children must be able to read complicated texts accurately and fluently, making sense of what they have read and using all of this to answer comprehension questions. The main way this can be achieved at home is through regular reading. Try and choose books that interest your child and encourage them to think about the meaning of what they have read. There are also a number of games you can play to improve reading skills. Try and have a go at a different one each day.
For reading this week, we would like children to continue listening to the story they chose two weeks ago from Audible. Children should listen to around 15-20 minutes each day. As children should be getting towards the end of their book, they should then review this book and the book they read earlier in lockdown on PurpleMash.
In writing, the children need to be able to write for a range of purposes. When doing this, they should use a range of punctuation accurately and for effect. So far, we have learned how to:
- Use and punctuate direct speech (BBC Bitesize Music Video)
- Use parentheses (brackets, dashes and commas) to mark extra information (BBC Bitesize)
- Use semi colons to separate two, similar independent clauses (BBC Bitesize)
- Use a colon to introduce a list (Music Video)
- Use hyphens to avoid ambiguity (BBC Bitesize)
Children also need to ensure that their writing is interesting and detailed. To support this, children have so far learned to:
- Use subordinate conjunctions to write complex sentences (Music Video BBC Bitesize)
- Use relative clauses to add detail to nouns (BBC Bitesize)
- Use a range of interesting adverbials (Twinkl)
- Use the passive voice where appropriate (BBC Bitesize)
- Use personification (Music Video)
- Use pathetic fallacy
- Use metaphors and similes (BBC Bitesize)
This week, we would like children to write a letter to their new secondary teacher, explaining all about themselves, their hopes, their likes, their dislikes and anything else they think they should know. Children should try and use of all the Y6 writing skills they have learned so far.
In school, we do writing each day from 11:40 – 12:45. Don’t worry if they have forgotten how to use a skill as the links suggested will explain what to do.
We have now covered all of the Y6 grammar objectives in school but it is important you don’t forget anything. Try and keep going over everything we have learned, using:
BBC Bitesize: This is useful if you are struggling with a particular area of grammar or punctuation; it has fun videos and explanations to help you understand.
Trapped-Punctuation: Three punctuation games where you need to punctuated paragraphs and sentences to gain the Key of Freedom to escape from the tower.
Word Types: This site is quite a challenge as you have to spot different types of words, like prepositions and adverbs in action and highlight them.
For their learning this week, children will be revising how to ensure they have cohesion within and across their paragraphs. They should watch this video . Once children feel confident with this skill, they should complete the game on PurpleMash.
For spelling this week, we will be focussing on words ending in –ible, -ibly, -able and -ably. Children should watch this video to explain the rule and then practise spelling the words in a ‘look, cover, write and check’ style. They should then play some spelling games to ensure they understand. Once they are confident they know how to spell them, they should complete the quiz on PurpleMash to test their knowledge.
To finish their curriculum work on Mexico, children should create a factfile showing everything they have learned.
In science, the children are continuing to look at the human body. This week they will focussing on the different organs. They should watch this video and then put the organs in the correct place in the game on PurpleMash.
We know a number of you have been in joining with Joe Wick’s daily workouts. These are a fantastic way to start the day and very much recommended!
In order to support their transition to secondary school in September, we are asking children to complete a different activity based on their secondary school each week. For this week, we would like children to think about what the subjects they will be studying in secondary school. They should watch this video and complete the activities. Once they can confidently talk about the different subjects, they should create a timetable of what their day may look like next year.