This week we will be learning all about area, perimeter and volume.
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.
Link to main page for the week 9 (w/c 22nd June) weekly videos.
Session 1: Area and Perimeter
Session 2: Area of a triangle
Session 3: Area of a parallelogram
Session 4: Volume of a cuboid
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 choose a new story from Audible. There are loads of great audio books they can listen to that are all currently free! Children should listen to around 15-20 minutes each day. Once children have started listening to the book, they should research the author and create a fact file 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 non-chronological report all about Mexico. Each day, they should research facts for that day’s sub-heading and then write out the information, 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!
W.I.L.F.: alliteration, parenthesis, a feeling sentence
Geography of Mexico
W.I.L.F.: bullet points, metaphor, a noticing sentence
Mexico’s Culture and Traditions
W.I.L.F.: relative clause, simile, a tasting sentence
History of Mexico
W.I.L.F.: colon to introduce a list, passive voice, a sound sentence
W.I.L.F.: adverbials, show not tell, an action sentence
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 using all of the punctuation needed for direct speech. They should watch this video . Children should write a selection of their conversation between two characters, using all of the necessary punctuation for direct speech.. Once children feel confident with this, they should complete the game on PurpleMash.
For spelling this week, we will be focussing on adding suffixes beginning with vowel letters to words ending in –fer. 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.
In curriculum, the children will be continuing to focus on the Ancient Maya and (more importantly) chocolate. Children should research the houses the Ancient Maya lived in. They should then design their own Ancient Maya house, thinking carefully about where everything would go.
In science, the children are continuing to look at the human body. This week they will focussing on blood and its components. Children should watch this video and complete the activities. They should then draw a diagram, showing the different components of blood and the function of each part.
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 explore the differences between primary and secondary school. They should watch this video and complete the activities. Once they can confidently talk about the similarities and differences, they should complete a Venn diagram, showing the differences.