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times tables rockstars
123 maths (for some children)
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Week 6: Half Term
I wish this were an ordinary half term where you were free to visit where ever you choose and play with all your friends. I have attached a list of activities that was published by the National Trust a few years ago. They are all fun things like 'fly a kite' or 'build a den'. Why not have a go at a few?!
50 things to do before you are 11 and 3/4
The only other activity I'd like you to look at is spelling as you would have had them to learn over the holiday, if we had been at school. This week, the words end in -ibly.
Week 5: 18-5-20
How are you all getting along? It has been lovely to hear from Jessica, Lucas and Ewan this week. Jessica and I were chatting about some of the games and sports we could play once we are back in school... with social distance of course! Mrs Leeming is working very hard, with the other headteachers across the city, to get things back to normal as soon as she can and it is safe to do so.
I have set you some new science work this week - Animals, including humans is our new topic. In History, we are going to be thinking about the Olympic Games which began thousands of years ago, in Ancient Greece.
I'd love to see some of your work. As always, keep in touch.
Spellings: Our spelling this week are words that end in -ible. Use the PowerPoint and the sheets to help you.
Reading: This week you will be reading about King Midas. You have both a comic strip version of the text and a story. Have a go at answering the questions. The answer booklet is very bulky so instead, send a copy (just a photograph) of your work to me and I can mark it for you.
Writing: Last week, you planned your own story in the style of a Greek Myth. This week, you are going to write it. I am happy for you to write as a story or in the style of a comic strip. You could draw and write or create a Word document. You could create a slide show using PowerPoint. There are programs that allow you to create comic strips online attached below.
I'd love to see what you have created. Send me your work, again, a photograph or an attached document would be brilliant!
Maths: We are using White Rose resources again this week. Decimals are our focus. Remember the work we did just before school closed... You are going to be x/÷ by 10/100/1000 (we shift the digits), x/÷ decimals by integers (whole numbers) and writing decimals as fractions. You were all successful when we did this at school so I am confident you will be grand! As always, if you are really struggling, then drop into Year 5.
Science: We are going to be thinking about food chains. Use the website below and the PowerPoint before having a go at the food chain and food web activities. You can use the sheets or, if you would prefer, you can have a go at the cut and stick activity.
I'd love to see your work!
History: This week, we are going to learn about the Olympic Games in Ancient Greece and today. Use the website link below, working your way through the information and tasks.
Look at the evidence available that has helped archaeologists to understand the Olympic Games in Ancient times. Complete the activity using the evidence to help you.
Week 4: 11-5-20
Well, here we are... SATs week! Just think of the exciting week that you'd be having if school had not closed!
In honour of SATs week, I am posting some 'silly SATs' for you to work through instead of your afternoon subjects. They are a bit of fun, a bit daft and something to laugh about. Have a go and feel free to send them to me via the usual email address. Especially the grammar... just remember how kind I am when you make a mistake!
I have uploaded your spellings, reading, writing and maths below. Have a go if you can and remember, the most important thing is that you are all keeping safe. If there is anything you'd like to share, then please do. This week I have heard from Jack - he sent some great research on Ancient Greece. I also heard from Rory - he sent some photographs of him baking and celebrating his birthday.
Keep in touch!
Mrs S x
Spelling: This week, your spelling are words that have the long vowel sound /o/ spelt with a 'ou' or 'ow'.
Reading: This week, we will be reading our final Greek Myth - Pandora's Box. Follow the PowerPoint then read the story and complete the questions. They are relatively simple this week - you should have no problems. Parents, hide the answers all the same.
There are many other Greek Myths. If you head to YouTube, you can find many illustrated versions which are easy to follow. There is a brilliant book called 'Who Let the Gods out' which is a comical parody of many of the myths and stories of the Gods (which we will be learning more about in coming weeks).
Writing: This week, I have two jobs for you to complete, both on the grid that we have been filling in over the last few weeks.
1. Complete the grid for Pandora's Box.
2. In the final column, I would like you to plan your own myth that (yes) you will be writing next week. Think about who you are going to have in your myth; it could be Theseus of Minotaur fame, it could be another hero that you have heard of like Hercules... Consider where your myth will take place and what kind of journey your hero may have to go on. Will they meet a mythical creature? Why have they had to leave there homes? Is there a quest or are they going to rescue something? Take your time to think things through...
Maths: We are going to continue using the White Rose materials, however, the worksheets are no longer free to all schools. Luckily, we invested in a subscription back in September!
Follow the link below to the videos and then use the worksheet that I have uploaded for each lesson. The answers are also attached below...
Make sure you click on w/c 11-5-20. This week, you are revising the work we completed earlier this year on multiplying fractions, dividing fractions by integers (whole numbers) and finding fractions of amounts. Try your very best... remember, you can always dip back into the previous year groups. Please email me if you require the worksheets for a different year group.
Below are the silly SATs papers that I spoke of earlier. Just a little fun!
I'd love to see some of the Art work you have been doing under the theme of Landscape. You could take a picture of it, like Jessica did, and send it to me. I'd also love to hear how your mould got on!
Keep active - remember, Joe Wicks is still offering daily P.E. lessons...
Week 3: 4-5-20
Thank you to those of you who have been in touch this week. It really is lovely to hear from you. For those of you that haven't, please do so this week...
Spelling: This week's spellings are, again, words that can be both a noun and a verb.
Reading/Writing: This week I have attached the next part of the tale of Perseus - Perseus and Andromeda. Have a go at answering the questions but pay special attention to the final question. I don't want you to rush it - I want you to really think about what you know about the characters and the kind of things that happen in these myths. Use this to have a go at continuing the myth. I am expecting to see a well thought-out piece of writing. Think about what you are going to include, plan it, organise it, write it and then edit it...just as we do in class.
After you've completed this, complete the next section of the grid. I have attached it, again, below, alongside the Myth and the answers.
Maths: This week, we are coming up to date on the White Rose program (Week Commencing 4th May). You will see, when you click the link below, that you will be revising fractions... Just remember all that you already know - this is revision! You will be remembering how to simplify them, finding common denominators to compare and order them, and adding/subtracting them. You were all brilliant at this in class!
I'm excited to see what the Friday Challenge will be.
Science: Before we move on, I'd like you to look at BBC Bitesize and revise what we have done about classifying animals. The link is below:
Once you have watched the videos, have a go at the activity attached. I have left it as a Word document for those of you who would like to copy and paste things into the right place.
Geography: Continuing on from our work about Longitude and Latitude, this week we are thinking about Time Zones around the world. Remember: we talked about this in class a little when we were learning about Shackleton's Journey. Use the link below - it will tell you a little more about this - then try the quiz:
After you have used this, look at the PowerPoint and the map, using it to help you with the worksheet.
Spanish: I thought it would be fun to have a go at a little Spanish this week... I'm really not an expert in this so I'm relying on BBC Bitesize to guide you through it. The link is below:
Have a look at the sheets attached - see if you can complete them.
Don't forget to keep active - a little exercise each day is really helping me keep my mind clear! Mind, so are chocolate biscuits...
Week 2: 27-4-20
Hope are all well. It has been lovely to hear from a few of you this week. Don't forget to keep in touch!
Spelling: This week's spellings are words that can be both a noun and a verb.
Reading: We have another Greek Myth this week. It is the first part in the story of Perseus...
I have cropped the text this week so that you don't have to navigate through the bits that you don't need.
Writing: As last week, I'd like you to add to the sheet (copy included below), thinking out the structure and elements needed to create a myth. Add to the sheet you began last week if possible...
After you have done this, I would like you to return to the story you have read. Perseus creeps into the den of the Gorgons and cuts off the head of Medusa (urgh!) but the myth doesn't give us much detail. I want you to try writing this section of the story yourself, as if you are Perseus himself. Imagine his fear as he enters the den... What were his thoughts? What did he see around him? What sounds did he hear? How did he manage to sneak in and defeat the Gorgons? Use your imagination but also draw on the lessons we learned from our work on Beowulf... people don't want to read gore!
Maths: Again, I am happy for you to continue working through your Maths homework book, or your 10 minute Maths challenges (if you have any left).
The White Rose website is where you will find your daily lessons:
Remember to go to Home Learning then Year 6. Go to Week 2 - don't worry that this is not dated, we did not use White Rose in the weeks before the holiday so you just need to be on Week 2 (no date). This week, your work is about scale factors and then you will begin some work about angles - you shouldn't find this too tricky as we have already covered this part.
If you are finding it too tricky, have a look at the Year 5 resources.
History: As you know from your research before Easter, we are going to be learning about life in Ancient Greece. This week, we are going to be thinking about the City States.
What does this tell us about the City States? Were they all the same? Look at the PowerPoint below and then sort the statements into the two places: Athens or Sparta.
Sort the statements into those that match to life in Athens and those which match to life in Sparta.
After that, complete the following sheet. I have kept this one as a word document so that, if you would like to, you can download it and type straight onto the sheet.
Geography: This week, I'd like you to revise the geography work we did linked to Shackleton's Journey about Longitude and Latitude. Use the link below:
Watch the video and have a go at the quiz. Use the map below to complete the sheet.
Art and Design: Why not take some time to do some sketching on your daily walk? Below are two links that will take you to some expert landscape artists. The first is Ken Done. The second is my friend Andy Taylor.
Have a go!
Week 1: 20-4-20
Spellings: All the resources you need are below. Use the PowerPoint - it will explain the spelling rule - then complete the activities before writing your spelling story.
Reading: As our project work is 'Ancient Greece', we are going to be reading Greek Myths - famous stories that have been told for many years. We are starting with Theseus and the Minotaur. My English teacher, Mrs Bell, told me this story when I was 10... It's my favourite!
Watch the story in the link: https://youtube.com/watch?v=xQuAUBX5xBw and then have a go at the reading activity. You will see, in the PDF, that there are three versions of the story - each becoming trickier... In school, I always use the final version, with three stars at the bottom. Parents - take away the answers!
Writing: After you have watched and read the myth, record your thoughts about the structure below. I have left this in word format so that you have the choice to print or download and record your thoughts directly on the document. We will be adding to this as the time goes on.
Maths: Remember that you still have access to your maths homework book. I expect that you will still be attempting activities from there.
Your new work can be found via https://whiterosemaths.com - you will find daily maths lessons here that are aimed at revising topics you have already learned and adding a little more knowledge to make you think.
Go on to the site.
Click Home Learning.
Click Year 6 (on right hand side).
Click Week 1.
This week, you will be learning about ratio first. On Friday, you will move on to scale factors - remember our stretched house problem? (It's on our Spring 2 page if you've forgotten...)
If you are worried that you will find this tricky, try the Year 5 maths on the White Rose site - it's important that you are using the mathematical side of your brain!
Science: You are going to love science this week! If we had been at school, we would have been learning about micro-organisms and designing an experiment to grow mould... You still can!
Use the PowerPoint - it explains about the different types of micro-organisms: virus, bacteria or fungus. It then instructs you on how to set up your own investigation into mould. Use the record sheet to record your findings over the week. There are some 'helpful or harmful' cards that you can use to discuss the way that micro-organisms are both helpful and harmful. There is a certain virus that is getting in the way an awful lot at the moment!