Year 6 Home Learning
Welcome to the Year 6 Home learning page. On this page you will find:
As this is the last full week of the school year, and the children have been working so hard, I'd like to direct you to the art lessons on the Oak National Academy website. These should be fun and interesting but relaxing at the same time! The lessons are all about using texture in art and optical illusions:
LO: To identify strategies that can help you to be organised when starting secondary school
This week instead of English, we will be providing activities to help you with your upcoming transition to secondary school. Starting secondary school will be full of challenges, but with the right attitude, strategies and preparation, this transition can be made much smoother. Our focus will be on lots of speaking and listening activities, rather than formal writing and recording. Parents and carers - it will really help your children if you can be involved in the activities as much as possible and have lots of supportive conversations together. Everyday there will be a PowerPoint which includes some talking activities and links to video clips. This will also be available as a PDF if that is easier to access.
- Monday - Starting Secondary School - Being Organised.pptx
- Monday - Starting Secondary School - Being Organised.pdf
LO: To use column addition to solve problems
It is nearly the end of the academic year, but before you switch off from maths for a well-earned summer break, we would like to recap the formal written methods you have learnt for each of the 4 operations – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Today, it is the turn of addition. The PowerPoint will recap how to use a formal column method if you need some revision. Then you can choose either the mild or medium level questions as usual. There is an extra spicy challenge in the medium level today for anyone who is feeling brave!
LO: To use story mapping to retell an adventure story
Imagine stumbling across hidden treasure the next time you are out on the beach or in the woods with your friends. What would you do? Open the treasure chest? Keep it all to yourself? Hand it in to the police? Show it to your family? Treasure or precious objects are often used in myth, legend, cartoons, books and films. This week, we will use treasure and interesting objects as the stimulus to write a fantastic adventure story. Our story will be a FINDING TALE and our main focus is going to be suspense writing.
Today you will read an example story called Adventure at Sandy Cove and create a story map.
LO: To find and simplify ratios
It’s been a while since we did any work on ratio so in case you have forgotten, watch the PowerPoint to be reminded of what ratios are and how we can find them. This presentation will also show you how to simplify ratios. Then choose the Mild or Medium (Spicy) level questions to put into practise what you have learned.
LO: To identify features of suspense in a story
Before we start thinking about our own ideas for our story, we need to look closely at the text and see what writing tools/tips/tricks the author has used to create suspense or a threatening mood. In the activities today, you will learn some of these techniques and spot where the author has used them in Adventure at Sandy Cove. First, look at how the model text has been boxed up to show its structure. Then have a go at the tasks.
LO: To understand the differences between ratios and fractions
Sometimes it’s easy to get these two things confused so today we will look at the differences. Read the information at the top of your worksheet carefully before you start solving the problems.
LO: To create suspense
Today we will look even more in depth at how to create suspense and start to practise some of the techniques you learned about yesterday.
LO: To use the bar model to solve ratio problems
A really useful strategy for solving ratio problems is the bar model. Watch the PowerPoint presentation first to see it in action and then have a go at using it to solve the questions on either worksheet.
LO: To plan an adventure story
Now comes the fun part! You might already have the beginnings of an idea for your story from what you have read so far. If not, don’t worry as we are going to generate our ideas one step at a time. First, you will jot down your rough ideas and then put them into a more organised plan. If you would like, you could also draw your setting.
LO: To use multiplication and division to solve ratio problems
These two operations are very important in so many different areas of maths and ratio is no exception. We will use the theme of recipes to show you how you might need to use ratio in real life and how you will need your mathematical skills to get the quantities right.
LO: To write an adventure story with suspense
It’s time to write your story!
To help you with your writing, you have lots of different things:
✓ The model text – Adventure at Sandy Cove
✓ The toolkit for suspense
✓ The suspense techniques you have practised
✓ Your ideas page
✓ The drawing you did of your setting (if you did this)
✓ And, most importantly, your plan!
I can’t wait to read it!
LO: To use and identify scale factors
Today, we will remind ourselves what enlargement means and how scale factors are used to do this. Watch the PowerPoint presentation first to really get the hang of it and then challenge yourselves with the questions.