Year 6 Home Learning

Information for school closure

If you are not in school, you are expected to continue learning at home.

Routine helps to create stability, so to help you build a routine for learning, play and relaxation, you might like to use the example timetable below:

  • Each day, learning tasks for Maths, English and Topic will be posted on the Year 6 blog. An email will also be sent with this information to the school’s primary contact in your household.
  • Activity ideas for outdoors time will be updated regularly on the Year 6 blog.
  • Please take photos of written tasks and save electronic work.
  • Please email them to:
  • 6SJ: class13@shirley.cambs.sch.uk
  • 6JW: class14@shirley.cambs.sch.uk

These email accounts will be monitored and responses given wherever possible. Please remember to include your name when you reply!

If you find good examples of websites or have ideas for activities during school closure, please let your teachers know by emailing the class email address!

Good luck, and remember to challenge yourself, learn through your mistakes and be proud or your achievements!

 
Extra Resources:
 
In this section, we will be adding lots of other resources which you can dip in and out of as necessary. We will be updating website links and other resources as they become available. If your child finishes the daily activities, please encourage them to further their learning by completing some of the below activities at home. 
 
RAINBOW CHALLENGES
 
Language links:
 
Check out the language links below to help your French and Spanish skills!
Stem activities:
 
Check out the attached activities for some activities geared towards helping you develop your science, technology, engineering and maths skills.
Music and singing resources:
 
Missing your weekly singing assemblies or choir rehearsals? Then head over to the choir page on the Shirley website to find videos of our last singing assembly and choir rehearsal to sing along to. Also, you will find links to all of the 02 songs we have been learning. Happy singing!
PE:
 
Check out some of ways you can stay fit and healthy at home!
Harry Potter Fanatics!
 
Welcome to the Harry Potter at home hub where you'll find all the latest magical treats to keep you occupied!
 
Wednesday 1st April 2020

LO: To create a final draft

Use a dictionary, your brain or a buddy to redraft your written work from yesterday. Remember to use your best handwriting and take your time!

If you want some relaxing music why not play this music to help you focus:

Wednesday 1st April 2020
LO: To use my knowledge of multiplication

Today you can choose your challenge! Remember to use your multiplication knowledge (TTRockstars is really helpful for this!) and explain your reasoning if you can.

Share your ideas on a whiteboard to explain your ideas and send your responses to Mr. W class14@shirley.cambs.sch.uk or Miss J class13@shirley.cambs.sch.uk

Wednesday 1st April 2020
LO: To use text-based programming when coding

Today you’re going to have a go at programming using text-based programming instead of blocks!

Watch these videos to understand more:

Now you have watched these videos visit: https://app.codemonkey.com/challenges/0 to begin coding!

For a challenge using Python instead of block-based code try:

https://app.codemonkey.com/banana-tales/challenges/1

 
Wednesday 1st April 2020
P4C
LO: To discuss time travel
 
Watch the following video by Spot and Stripe:
 
 
If you made a time machine do you think it's ok or wrong to go back in time and change things?
 
 
Tuesday 31st March 2020
LO: To create a character description

Re-watch the video from yesterday:

https://safeYouTube.net/w/6F83

Today you’re going to use your mind map to create a character description of her.

Check out the example below to magpie some ideas from!

Tuesday 31st March 2020
LO: To solve word problems using multiplication

Have a go at the word problems – today you can choose your level of challenge. Have a go at all ten questions!

Remember RUCSAC!

Tuesday 31st March 2020

LO: To discuss and answer a scientific question

Watch the video below on thinking like a scientist.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zxjj6sg/articles/z98xb82 - Drawing conclusions

Choose a big question from the slides below. Use the Internet, books or discuss with your adults what the answer could be. If the weather is good, go outside and see if you can answer the question by completing some outdoor learning. Try to be creative in recording your ideas - record photos or videos to explain the answer!

Remember to send your answers to Mr W class14@shirley.cambs.sch.uk or Miss J class13@shirley.cambs.sch.uk

For a challenge, try answering more than one question!

We look forward to seeing your responses!

 
Tuesday 31st March 2020
Music
 
Have a listen to this awesome song:
 
 
What instruments can you hear? How did it make you feel? What genre of music do you think it is? Record your ideas on a whiteboard or draw the instruments you heard!
 
Now you've had a listen and a think, it's time to sing a song! Get everyone involved!
 

 

Monday 30th March 2020
LO: To multiply

Choose your learning for today! You can either choose the one star or two star slides to read and practice. The one star slides are above the two star slides on this web page.

1 Star Challenge

2 Star Challenge

Mr W and Miss J will be reviewing your answers - good luck!

Monday 30th March 2020
LO: To mind map a character

https://safeYouTube.net/w/jy33 - watch this video!

Where is the film set? How do we know? What do we know about this world based on what we have seen? What characters have we met? What do you imagine the film will be about? Watch the video a few times to help you answer these questions on a whiteboard.

Mind map on your whiteboard or on a piece of paper some words to describe her. Use a thesaurus online if you need to. Collect a bank of words on your mind map

Monday 30th March 2020
Reading
LO: To comprehend what I read
 
For your reading this week, choose one of the reading texts below. Each one gets trickier so choose wisely!

You can then either answer Set A questions or Set B questions. No need to do both - unless you want to!

Monday 30th March 2020
LO: To recall and research facts about Evolution

Using the knowledge organiser below, books you may have at home and the Internet, try to answer some questions about the topic of Evolution. Try to find out if the statements are true or false. Can you use evidence to support your thinking? You can choose your level of challenge! Bronze is the top option, then silver and gold. Choose your challenge wisely!

Monday 30th March 2020
Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling
 
Your SPaG this week is below.
 
Remember to email your answers to your class teacher!
Monday 30th March 2020
Arithmetic

Below you will find your arithmetic for the week.

Friday 27th March 2020
English – Mr W
LO: To create a first draft of my character

Using your boxed up grid from yesterday, today is your turn to create a first draft of your character. Read my example below about Arthur B. Whiskers to help you develop your own ideas! Remember to use that exciting Year 6 vocabulary, punctuation and grammar! Use your line guide and some paper – remember your neat handwriting!

 
Friday 27th March 2020
Maths - Miss J
LO: To find a percentage of an amount
 
This week in maths, we will be focusing on the link between fractions, decimals and percentages. Our final lesson this week is to find more complex percentages of amounts. The PowerPoint presentation will help you recap on yesterday's learning and allow you to see how to solve trickier questions.
 

 *Don’t forget to send pictures, written responses and any other forms of recording to your class email address. We can’t wait to hear from you!

 
Friday 27th March 2020
Topic - Miss J
LO: To share my learning about the Mayans
 
As we draw our topic to a close, we want to know all about your Mayan learning!
 
Your task is to answer the following questions:

-          What was your favourite lesson and why?

-          What was your favourite Mayan fact that you found out?

-          What else would you like to find out about the Mayans?

*Don’t forget to send pictures, written responses and any other forms of recording to your class email address. We can’t wait to hear from you!

P4C – Mr W

Listen to the following story:

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Can you create some philosophical questions based on Midas and the Golden Touch?

Remember to think like a philosopher and ask a thoughful question!

Thursday 26th March 2020
English – Mr W
LO: To innovate my own time travelling character

Try to imagine your own time travelling character from the past. Either using your whiteboard or the sheet, which you can download below, fill in boxes to help you create your own character. You can even use the internet to find an old photo of your character! For some ideas, see my example below.

Challenge – Can you design and describe your own time travelling device? Make sure it suits the time your character comes from! Perhaps a magical flute if they’re from the medieval period or a time travelling toaster if they’re from 1985! Design on a piece of paper and email to Mr W class14@shirley.cambs.sch.uk or Miss J class13@shirley.cambs.sch.uk

 
Thursday 26th March 2020
Maths - Miss J
LO: To find a percentage of an amount
 
This week in maths, we will be focusing on the link between fractions, decimals and percentages. Our third lesson is to find a percentage of an amount. The PowerPoint presentation will help you recap on yesterday's learning and allow you to see how to solve a percentage of an amount question.
 

 *Don’t forget to send pictures, written responses and any other forms of recording to your class email address. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Thursday 26th March 2020

Topic - Mr W

LO: To design an Ancient Mayan God

Have a look at these impressive Ancient Mayan Gods. On a whiteboard, record what you notice about them.

What did you record? What impressions did you get?

Visit this website and play some of the videos to learn more about the Ancient Mayan Gods

Ancient Mayan Gods - BBC Bitesize

Your task today is to create your own Mayan God. Use the Internet to help you design your own God. Remember to give it a name and to describe its abilities. Email your drawings to Mr W and Miss J!

 
Wednesday 25th March 2020
Maths - Miss J
LO: To understand what a percentage is
 
This week in maths, we will be focusing on the link between fractions, decimals and percentages. Our second lesson is to share your knowledge of what a percentage is. You can use the PowerPoint presentation to help you.
 

 *Don’t forget to send pictures, written responses and any other forms of recording to your class email address. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Wednesday 25th March 2020
English – Mr W
LO: To develop a character using reasoning

Yesterday we began to study the mysterious character Arthur B. Whiskers. Try to use your mind map and own ideas to answer these questions about him. Remember to use evidence to support your ideas. Try to write a paragraph for each question. Remember to add detail such as adjectives, adverbs and other amazing Year 6 punctuation and grammar!

 

1. When did Arthur B. Whiskers come from? Use evidence to support your ideas.

2. Why did he use the Time Splitter 2000?

3. Who was the girl in the photograph? Was he trying to visit the future to see her?

4. What happened to Arthur B. Whiskers? Was he arrested for breaking the Time Travelling Law or did Time Pirates catch him?

 

Record your responses on paper or a whiteboard.

 

Email your responses to class14@shirley.cambs.sch.uk (Mr W) or class13@shirley.cambs.sch.uk (Miss J).

Wednesday 25th March 2020
Topic - Mr W
LO: To practise Ancient Mayan words 

“Saqär k’a!” What do you think I am saying? Well I’m saying “Hello!” in Ancient Mayan!

Check out the greeting below:

Your task is to practise pronouncing these Ancient Mayan words using the website below:

https://mayaarchaeologist.co.uk/resources-on-the-maya/maya-language/

Practise saying these words with a friend or family member – can you record the Ancient Mayan and English together by hearing the word?

Use a whiteboard to record the Mayan and English spellings.

Challenge - Can you draw a scene from outdoors and label the different colours using Mayan words?

https://mayaarchaeologist.co.uk/2016/06/01/maya-words-glyphs-colours/ - use these words to help you label what you draw!

 
Wednesday 25th March 2020
P4C/Outdoor Learning
 
What does sunshine mean to you? Have you been outside yesterday or today to enjoy some sunshine? How can you be the sunshine in someone else's life? 
 
Can you create a philosophical question about sunshine? Remember to be like a philosopher. Ask  a thoughtful question with no clear answer.
 
Some examples could be:
 
What would life be like without sunshine?
Why does sunshine make us happy?
 
Have a think during your outdoor learning time today and share your thoughts with Mr W class14@shirley.cambs.sch.uk and Miss J class13@shirley.cambs.sch.uk
 
 
 
Tuesday 24th March 2020
English - Mr W
LO: To mindmap a character description
 
This weekend I managed to visit an old antiques store somewhere in Suffolk. Hidden underneath all the usual broken china dolls, dusty books and cobweb-ridden furniture I found a mysterious wooden box, with the initials A.B.W. etched into the lid.
 
When I opened the box I found the following:
* A device called the Time Splitter 2000
* Instructions for using the Time Splitter 2000
* A jar of marmalade
* Some teabags
* A golden pocket watch
* A photograph of Arthur B. Whiskers
* A photograph of a young lady
 
Using these items, your task is to describe who Arthur B. Whiskers was.
What did he look like?
Why did he have the device?
Why did he take teabags and marmalade with him?
Who was the girl in the photograph? How did you think Arthur knew who she was?
 
Choose your challenge:
1 Star - Create a mind map of who Arthur B. Whiskers was using the objects in the photographs.
2 Star - Use your mind map to describe who Arthur B. Whiskers was using the objects. For example:
 
"Arthur was a time traveler because he used the Time Splitter 2000 to visit the year 2019. Additionally, he liked marmalade because he took a jar with him on his journey."
 
You can photograph your mind maps and written work and email to Mr W: class14@shirley.cambs.sch.uk or Miss J: class13@shirley.cambs.sch.uk
 
Tuesday 24th March 2020
Maths - Miss J
LO: To recognise simple equivalence between fractions, decimals and percentages
 
This week in maths, we will be focusing on the link between fractions, decimals and percentages. Our first lesson will recap on the connections between these areas of maths and how we can convert between them to support us in solving problems.
 
In each lesson, there are three different activities. Please choose one activity which suits your ability and complete it on plain paper. If you like, you can choose more than one activity to complete.
 
*Don’t forget to send pictures, written responses and any other forms of recording to your class email address. We can’t wait to hear from you!
 
Tuesday 24th March 2020
Topic learning - Miss J
LO: To understand the Mayan number system
 
Did you know the Mayans were advanced mathematicians? They were only one of two cultures in the world that invented the concept of zero. Their number system was very different from what we use today. The Maya only used three symbols to represent all numbers. 
 
Your task? 
Using straws, pebbles, counters, shells or any other objects you have, represent a variety of Mayan numbers.
 

*Don’t forget to send pictures, written responses and any other forms of recording to your class email address. We can’t wait to hear from you!

 
Reading activities:
 
Don't forget the importance of reading daily. 
 

Why not try out some of these activities during your time at home!

*Don’t forget to send pictures, written responses and any other forms of recording to your class email address. We can’t wait to hear from you!

 
Outdoor learning activities:
 

Learning outside supports the development of a healthy and active lifestyle. It will offer you opportunities for physical activity, freedom and movement whilst also promoting a positive sense of well-being.

Why not try out some of these activities during your time at home!

*Don’t forget to send pictures, written responses and any other forms of recording your outdoor learning to your class email address. We can’t wait to hear from you!

 
Arithmetic:
 

Each week, you will be sent an Arithmetic paper.

As we would do in class, complete the following:

-          Code the questions with a smiley face for those that you feel confident with

-          Code the questions with a straight face for those that you feel less confident with

-          Solve the smiley face questions

-          Attempt the straight face questions

 *Don’t forget to send pictures, written responses and any other forms of recording to your class email address. We can’t wait to hear from you!

 
Spellings:
 
Download and complete the spelling worksheet below. Email back to your class teacher to see how you got on!