This week we will be continuing to look at algebra and solving two-step equations. You will then move onto converting measurements: metric and miles to kilometres.
There are White Rose links and IXL links this week as some of you are finding it hard to print out work, do one or the other or both if you’re feeling super motivated. For the White Rose worksheets, you will need to download them below.
Link to main page for the week 8 (w/c 15th June) weekly videos.
Session 1: Solve Two Step Equations
Session 2: Find Pairs of Value
Session 3: Convert Metric Measurements
Session 4: Miles and Kilometres
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 with story from Audible that they chose before the holidays (these are all currently free). We recommend White Fang by Jack London but they can choose anything that interests them. Children should listen to around 15-20 minutes each day. As children should now be coming to the end of their chosen novel, we would like them to complete a book review 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 watch a section of this video each day and then retell that part of the story, including that day’s W.I.L.F.. They should also try and ‘deepen the moment’ each day by using other skills we have learned – the more skills the better!
Watch: 00:00 – 00:43
W.I.L.F.: personification, dialogue, a noticing sentence
Watch: 00:43 – 01:24
W.I.L.F.: metaphor, the passive voice, show not tell
Watch: 01:24 – 02:10
W.I.L.F.: adverbials, a colon, an asking sentence
Watch: 02:10 – 02:47
W.I.L.F.: complex sentence, action sentence, pathetic fallacy
Watch the remainder of the video and write the end independently. Try to include as many Y6 skills as you can.
When they are writing, try and encourage them to include as many ‘deepen the moments’ as they can as this will help ensure that their writing meets the Y6 standards.
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 continuing to revise apostrophes for plural possession. They should watch this video . Children should write a selection of their own sentences using apostrophes for plural possession. Once children feel confident with this, they should complete the game on PurpleMash.
For spelling this week, we will be focussing on some more national curriculum words; these are words that even adults find tricky to spell. Children should practise spelling the words in a ‘look, cover, write and check’ style. Once they are confident they know how to spell them, they should complete the quiz on PurpleMash to test their knowledge.
In curriculum, the children will be continuing to focus on the Ancient Maya and (more importantly) chocolate. Last week, they researched the history of chocolate. This week, we would like them to try a selection of different chocolates and give them a score out of 10. They should then record the answers in a graph on PurpleMash.
In science, the children are continuing to look at the human body. This week they will focussing on the effects of common drugs (e.g. caffeine, alcohol and nicotine) on the human body. As this may be a sensitive subject, we recommend that children stick to using the links we provide as oppose to doing their own research. Children should watch this video and complete the activities. They should then complete the 2Do 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 plan the route they will take to their secondary school. Will they get the bus? Will they walk? What route will they take? What time do they need to leave? What time will they arrive? They can present this is any way they wish; they might choose a map, a set of written instructions, a timetable or something completely different.