This week we will be revising the four operations.
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. They should then write a glossary for any new vocabulary 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 an informal postcard from a nightmare holiday to complain to the owner. Before beginning the postcard, they should watch the same video as last week (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.s They should also try and ‘deepen the moment’ each day by using other skills we have learned – the more skills the better!
The main focus of this week’s writing should be ensuring that their writing is noticeably more informal than their writing from last week; there should be a real difference between the two texts. For example, when using powerful adjectives to describe things, they may wish to use more informal language (such as ‘rank’ or ‘gross’). More information on formal and informal writing can be found by watching this video.
W.I.L.F.: an appropriate salutation, powerful adjectives to describe feelings, commas in a list
W.I.L.F.: parenthesis, an ‘ing’ adverbial, adjectives with negative intent
W.I.L.F.: informal verbs, active voice, adjectives from different FANTASTICs
W.I.L.F.: relative clause, parenthesis, dash at the end of a sentence
W.I.L.F.: modal verb, contractions, 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 synonyms and antonyms. They should watch this video . Children should find as many synonyms and antonyms for large as they can. Once children feel confident with this, 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.
In curriculum, the children will be continuing to focus on the Ancient Maya. This week they will need to research Ancient Maya songs and music. They should then create a factfile showing what they find. If they are feeling really confident, they may like to have a go at learning a song. We would love to see videos!
In science, the children are continuing to look at the human body. This week they will focussing on the differences between bacteria and viruses. They should research the life-cycle of both bacteria and viruses and then explain how they differ. They should present all of this information in a leaflet 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 they are most excited about for 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 make a list of everything they are looking forward to.