This week we will be revising ratio and scale factors.
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 29th June) weekly videos.
Session 1: Introducing the Ratio Symbol
Session 2: Calculating Ratio
Session 3: Using Scale Factors
Session 4: Ratio and Proportion Problems
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 last week from Audible. Children should listen to around 15-20 minutes each day. They should then write a blog post from the point of view of a character from their book 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 from a nightmare holiday to complain to the owner. Before beginning the letter, they should watch this video from 01:46-06:01 and from 10:05-11:36. While children are watching, they should list everything that went wrong on the holiday. children should then write about a different element of the holiday each day, including that day’s W.I.L.F.sThey 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.: an appropriate salutation, powerful adjectives to describe feelings, a colon to introduce a list
W.I.L.F.: brackets to mark parenthesis, an ‘ing’ adverbial, adjectives with negative intent
W.I.L.F.: formal verbs, passive voice, adjectives from different FANTASTICs
W.I.L.F.: relative clause, parenthesis, semi-colon
W.I.L.F.: modal verb, subjunctive form, appropriate salutation
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 the present perfect tense. They should watch this video . Children should practise changing sentences from the simple past to the present perfect. Once children feel confident with this, they should complete the game on PurpleMash.
For spelling this week, we will be focussing on words with silent letters. 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 the houses they lived in. They should use their house design from last week to create their own Ancient Maya house, using materials that can be found around the home – be as creative as you can!
In science, the children are continuing to look at the human body. This week they will focussing on how they can keep the circulatory system healthy. Children should research different ways they can keep their heart healthy and then create an exercise and healthy eating family contract, based on what they have found out. This will probably include things like: eat lots of fruit and vegetables and exercise at least four times a week.
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 ways they can make friends at secondary school. They should watch this video and complete the activities. Once they can confidently talk about the different ways to make friends, they should write a guide for someone starting at a new school, explaining how to make friends.