Welcome back after the summer half term Y6. Most of you will now be back in school, it will be very different to what you remember, I’m sure. If you are reading this then you have probably made the choice with your family to remain at home for now, we hope you are keeping safe and well. It is important that you keep learning and preparing for your transition to Secondary School. The tasks below will be similar to those going on back in school and although you may not have chance to meet new teachers or visit your new school before hopefully going back in September, there are still some things you need to be aware of, hopefully these tasks will help with that. As always if you have any worries, concerns or questions please get in touch with your teacher on Dojo.

 

Maths

This week we will be continuing to look at fractions but how these relate to decimals and percentages. It looks tricky to begin with but is really easy when you spot the pattern.

 

Lesson 1 - Fractions to percentages 2019

Lesson 2 - Equivalent FDP 2019

Lesson 3 - Order FDP 2019

Lesson 4 - Percentage of an amount (2) 2019

 

Lesson 1 Answers - Fractions to percentages 2019

Lesson 2 Answers - Equivalent FDP 2019

Lesson 3 Answers - Order FDP 2019

Lesson 4 Answers - Percentage of an amount (2) 2019

 

There are White Rose links and IXL (Username: y6exeter Password: norris61) 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.

Click here to find the White Rose Maths. You will find the worksheets and answers on the school website too.

Session 1

IXL link: Understanding percentages

Session 2

IXL link : fractions to percentages

Session 3

IXL link: Compare fractions and percentages.

Session 4

IXL link : percentage of an amount

Session 5

IXL link : % word problems

 

Reading

Your reading task this week is slightly different! As you know this term, in school, we would normally be preparing for our next chapter – going to Secondary school .Due to the disruption of the current Covid-19 social distancing plan,  it is unclear if you will be able to spend any time in your new schools or if you will have video contact with your form tutors... While you wait for any updates, please log on to your new school’s website and find out what essentials you may need to organise. Record your findings here.

 

 Writing

As children mature as writers, it's important to give them the opportunity to write using a variety of formats. Persuasive writing helps students formulate specific reasons for their opinions, and provides an opportunity to research facts related to their opinions. As students develop an understanding of how writing can influence or change another's thoughts or actions, they can begin to understand the persuasive nature of the marketing they are exposed to through television, the Internet, and other media.

Useful information on persuasive language, like below, can be found here and you may find these examples useful too.

 

 

This week in English we would like you to write a persuasive advert/poster to help ‘sell the mouse’.

Watch the video  and think why the mouse is last to be sold, what are the things people may love about it? How can you persuade people to purchase the mouse?

Submit your work  on purple mash.

 

Monday

Watch the video from 0 -1:35. Make a list of why the mouse hasn’t been sold. Be descriptive. Be negative.

WALT: Write effective sentences of persuasion.

WILF Negative intent – Expanded noun phrases

 

Tuesday

Watch the video from 1:25 – 3:40. Make a list of redeeming features the mouse has and what can it do. Be descriptive. Be positive.

WALT: Write effective sentences of persuasion.

WILF Positive intent – Expanded noun phrase

 

Wednesday

Use the conjunctions of  contrast (3:53 to 4:53) Using your positive and negative descriptions, write sentences that are persuasive in favour of selling the mouse. The mouse may have (negative clause), however positive clause.

WALT: Write effective sentences of persuasion.

WILF Use conjunctions to compare. Expanded noun phrase.

 

Thursday

Use the positives you have built upon all week to produce an advert or poster to help sell the mouse. Use the examples to help you with how you could structure your piece.

WALT: Write effective sentences of persuasion.

WILF Positive intent – Contrasting conjunctions

 

Friday

To accompany your text, try to add a diagram, remember to label it with positive vocabulary/captions.

WALT: Write effective sentences of persuasion.

WILF Labelled diagram – Positive intent

 

Grammar

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.

Grammarsaurus and Grammaroplois: A selection of fun videos, which explain tricky grammar concepts in an interesting and meaningful way.

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 this week’s work we would like you to put your skills to the test by making your own crossword puzzle, using definitions of the SPaG terms. Mr Southwell will be adding a short video on Dojo to give you some pointers.

 

Spelling

For spelling this week, we will be focussing on national curriculum spelling words; these are words that even adults find difficult to spell! Children should practise spelling the words in a ‘look, cover, write and check’ style and then complete the quiz on PurpleMash to test their knowledge.

 

Curriculum

We will be looking at the Mayans this half term, a truly amazing race of people from ancient history. Their civilisation was incredibly interesting and complex and they have left some lasting marks in History, from their buildings, the way they communicated and their diet. Do a little research on them and record what you find out   here.

 

Science

In Science, the children will be learning all about the heart.

Use the information on from the  video to help you with this week’s work on labelling the heart and understanding the function of each part. Submit you on Purple Mash.

 

P.E.

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!