In Year Six, our aim is to ensure that all children become happy, successful and independent learners. These activities will help ensure your children can continue to make the excellent progress they have been making in school at home and help prepare them for secondary school. Children should aim to complete at least four sessions of work per day; ideally, each session should be from a different subject area. Please send pictures or screenshots of any complete work to your teacher via Dojo so we can continue to support your learning.
Following feedback from parents, we have set some work on PurpleMash this week. We hope you find this easier to follow, as children will be able to record most of their answers on the website. Let us know what you think and we will continue to adapt and change based on what is and isn’t working at home.. Details of how to find the work set on PurpleMash can be found here:
If you have forgotten your log-in, just e-mail or Dojo your teacher and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
The children need to be secure in their knowledge of all four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division); they should be able to answer arithmetic style questions both rapidly and accurately and then apply this knowledge to solve reasoning problems. They also need to secure in their understanding of fractions, decimals and percentages. This week, they need to focus on a different number operation each day and apply this to decimal notation and money. All of the activities suggested below will help support with this. In school, we normally do maths from 9:20 – 10:20, then arithmetic from 10:20 – 10:50.
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Have a go on studio Rockstar to warm up.
Adding and subtracting decimal numbers
Adding and subtracting missing amounts.
Have a go on studio Rockstar to warm up, are you faster than yesterday?
Adding and subtracting money
Adding and subtracting money and solving problems.
Have a go on studio Rockstar to warm up, make sure your accuracy is increasing…
Multiplying Decimals by whole numbers
Multiply decimals by a whole number – money problems
Have a go on studio Rockstar to warm up – where are you on the leader board?
Compare mathematical statements – multiplying statements.
More – slightly trickier word problems, multiplying money.
Have a go on studio Rockstar to warm up – come you should be getting quicker now!
Divide by powers of ten
Multiply by powers of ten
Extra skills – 10 Dojos if you complete this one!
Revision of 3D shape and their properties.
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 your reading this week, we would like you to choose a story from Audible (these are all currently free). We recommend White Fang by Jack London but you can choose anything that interests you. Listen to around 15-20 minutes each day and then choose a character to create a profile on. In your character profile, try and include as much information as you can (likes, dislikes, appearance, family, friends etc.). Again, this has been set as a 2do 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 to children to continue writing their Titanic story at home. Watch a small section of the video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFfdGUWNges&t=96s) each day and choose a minimum of three things to include but try and include as many as you can. It would be great if you could include symbolism, as this is our ‘focus of the week’.
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. When your child has written their paragraph for the day, send it over to their teacher so they can give feedback if required. Don’t forget to tell us which skills you have tried to include so we can check they are in there. When they have written the whole story, they should edit and then type it up on PurpleMash so we can see their wonderful work. Again, this has been set as a 2do.
You also might like to join in with Jane Considine’s daily writing lessons. These are fantastic and follow the same approach we do in school.
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 your learning this week, you will need to revise verbs and tenses. Remember, there is not just simple past, present and future but also progressive and perfect tenses. When you feel you are confident with all of these tenses, have a go at the grammar 2do you have been set on PurpleMash: this a game where you will be required to use all of your knowledge.
In school, we have looked a lot at root words and how they change when we add prefixes and suffixes. To remind yourself, you could watch this video: https://howtospell.co.uk/suffixes-and-spelling-rules
For your spelling work this, you have been set a ‘2do’ on PurpleMash, looking at words ending in –ance. Once you have completed this, have a look at the other resources for the same spelling rule. Perhaps someone at home could complete the dictation with you?
In our curriculum lessons, our topic has been ‘Frozen Kingdom’. For your learning this week, we would like you to complete the following project. We normally spend two hours on curriculum each week.
Investigate how Morse code was used (e.g. this was used to transmit the SOS message from the Titanic!). Create your own Morse code messages.
In science, we have been learning about evolution and adaptation. For your learning this week, we would like you to watch the next episode of Frozen Planet (https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00zj35k/frozen-planet-2-spring ). Then, using all of the information from both episodes and your research from last week, create an interesting and well-presented information leaflet on PurpleMash; again, this has been set as a 2do. We normally spend about an hour on science each week (although this may take you longer!).
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!