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Class 6 - Wolves Class

A Message from the Class Teacher, Mr Wood

 

2020-21 Term 1

Dear Parents and Carers,

Despite the unusual circumstances, I hope that you managed to enjoy the summer break and that your children are looking forward to entering their final year at Selling.

In the first two weeks, the children will be reintegrating with learning alongside their peers across the school using the text 'Here We Are' as a basis for this. They will explore issues that impact on the world and the important role the children can play in making the world a positive place in which to live.

Following this unit of work, our regular curriculum will resume. In English, we will be learning about Ernest Shackleton and his heroic expedition to the Antarctic. In Maths, we will be revising the four operations, explore factors and multiples and will be applying our learning to reasoning problems. Our topic for the term is 'Leisure and Entertainment'. Through this topic, we will explore different leisure activities from ancient civilisations through to the present day. Further information about our learning is supplied in our topic web, available via the link below.

For the first fortnight, homework will not be set for the children. After this period of time, the children will be set weekly English and Maths homework. This will be set on a Friday and will be due in the following Wednesday. 

If you would like to speak to me, or have any questions, please contact the school office in the first instance and I will return your call as soon as I am available.

Kind regards,

Mr Wood

Term 1 Topic Web

2019-20 Archive

Well done to all children that completed the Fiver Challenge from home! Please find below some work that has been submitted by Isaac, Harvey, Lex and Niamh. Well done! If you would like to appear below, please ask your parent/carer to email your work to Mr Wood.

Isaac's PowerPoint (click to view)

Isaac's Excel Document (click to view)

Harvey's Sales Pitch:

Lex's Logo and Pitch:

Niamh's Product (Doggy treats!):

Home Learning Opportunities, Ideas and Activities

Mr. Wood's letter about revision booklets sent home

Creative computing programming projects, click here

Find out more about World War II and lots more here

Fancy learning a different language? Click here

To access reading books, go to Oxford Owls at home and set up an account.

Epic and Audible are also offering a free 30 day trial for online reading books currently

Join Joe Wicks at 9am each weekday for a workout

If your child is worried about the pandemic, this story may be useful.

If you want to learn how to draw a sausage dog, click here. Don't forget to send a photo of your drawing to Mr. Wood!

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Home learning (Week beginning Monday 13th July 2020)

Congratulations to all children continuing to learn from home. This is the final week of home learning that will appear on the website for Year 6. I wish you all of the children that have not returned to school every success for the future and I look forward to seeing you in the not-too distant future.

English/Computing

Below is a teacher guide that will show you the teaching for the week and will provide support for the digital tasks. You are going to be experimenting with Purple Mash, creating and programming your own quizzes throughout the week. Below is a step-by-step guide for the lessons to download. There are six days worth of sessions so you can complete as much or as little as you would like! If you have any problems, or have forgotten your log-in details, please contact Mr Wood directly.

13th July Home Learning - click here

 

 

 

Maths:

Further differentiated tasks will be set via the Mathletics platform to complete. I also strongly recommend that you practise your times tables (using Times Table Rockstars) ahead of your transition to you new school - they are very, very important!

Memories:

In your home learning books, write down you favourite memory of being at Selling! Once you are happy, ask an adult to video you reading your favourite memories and then send them to the office email address. The videos will be edited together to create a video including all of the children in our class. I look forward to hearing your favourite memories! 

 

FIFA (Fluent in Five Arithmetic):

At the start of each day the children would normally complete a set of varied arithmetic questions. These can be completed in your home learning books. I have attached this week's below:

Group 1: children who normally complete on paper.

Group 2: children who normally complete from the whiteboard.

As an optional challenge, please find additional daily application and reasoning activities. I have attached this week's below:

Group 1: children who normally complete on paper.

Group 2: children who normally complete from the whiteboard.

Additional home-learning:

Mathletics: The content that can be accessed has been upgraded with additional maths learning opportunities set at a Year 6 level. Please feel free to complete the tasks at your leisure, or enjoy 'Live Mathletics' against other classmates.

Times Table Rockstars: A (very) good resource to support you with your times tables learning. Now would be a fantastic opportunity to compete against your classmates and beat your best ever score! You could even take on the teachers...

Purple Mash: There are a wide range of resources available for all subjects. I would suggest you continue with our learning about coding by working through the tasks within '2Code' initially.

If you have misplaced your log-in details or have forgotten them, please email Mr Wood (within school hours) and he will send these to you.

Science: 

https://www.businessinsider.com/8-awesomely-simple-science-experiments-you-can-do-at-home-2016-7?r=US&IR=T#instant-ice-6

NEW: https://www.kings-partnerships.co.uk/resources/

Some brilliant experiments that could be completed at home are listed above. Please ensure an adult is with you if you fancy trying one of them. These are not compulsory, but may be quite fun! 

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Prior home learning:

Home learning (Week beginning Monday 6th July 2020)

English/Transition

The focus at school will be turning to transition this week in preparation for September. I have uploaded various activities to be completed throughout the week that mirror the work that will be set in school. The activities can be completed in any order. Please find the content below:

A letter to my future self

Letter to my new secondary teacher

My hopes and aims

My new secondary pupil booklet

My worries list

Transition scenarios

Transition time capsule

Maths Challenge [optional]:

Maths Challenge PowerPoint

Maths:

Further differentiated tasks will be set via the Mathletics platform to complete. I also strongly recommend that you practise your times tables (using Times Table Rockstars) ahead of your transition to you new school - they are very, very important!

GPS

Log in to Purple Mash as normal then click on English. Then, click 'Spelling Resources'. Then click, 'Year 6'. Scroll down until you reach 'Summer 2'.

Please complete the purple (week 6) activities. There are quizzes to complete online plus dictation and look/cover/write/check exercises to complete. These may be done either on paper, if you have a printer, or in your Home Learning books. If you have forgotten your password, please ask an adult to email me (Mr Wood) for this.

Art/Design

Try creating your own Magna Carta at home! You could write your own charter to use at home and use used teabags to create an ageing effect. Maybe, you could research different fonts and attempt to write in one of them!

RSE

RSE content will be a available on the school website to be delivered to those who will not be returning to the school next week.

Home learning (Week beginning Monday 29th June 2020)

*NEW* Home learning packs this week. Having received positive feedback from the previous lighter activities, this week I have supplied two booklets: one for English and one for Maths. They contain plenty of activities for the entire week and cover different curriculum elements that we have learnt about this year. I have also uploaded the answers (no peeking until you have completed each task!). You may mark your own. Further additional maths tasks will also be set via Mathletics and GPS via Purple Mash as normal.

English Activity Booklet

English Activity Booklet Answers

Maths Activity Booklet

Maths Activity Booklet Answers

Maths:

Further differentiated tasks will be set via the Mathletics platform to complete. I also strongly recommend that you practise your times tables (using Times Table Rockstars) ahead of your transition to you new school - they are very, very important!

GPS

Log in to Purple Mash as normal then click on English. Then, click 'Spelling Resources'. Then click, 'Year 6'. Scroll down until you reach 'Summer 2'.

Please complete the blue (week 5) activities. There are quizzes to complete online plus dictation and look/cover/write/check exercises to complete. These may be done either on paper, if you have a printer, or in your Home Learning books. If you have forgotten your password, please ask an adult to email me (Mr Wood) for this.

Art

Have a go at a self-portrait! You will need a mirror (or selfie camera) so you can see yourself.

You could email your drawings to Mr Wood if you would like them to be featured on the website! A link to a YouTube video to support you in completing this task is below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRp3sBQ-NFU

Topic

Our learning question for this term is: 'What was the Magna Carta and why was it needed?'

Some of you may be aware that the Magna Carta has strong links with Faversham. Last week, you should have researched the links between Faversham and the Magna Carta - either online or using other resources. 

Now, I would like you to draw this information together and create an information page to present your research! You can complete this either in your home learning books or digitally. If you complete these on a computer, you could email them to Mr Wood to feature on the website!

Home learning (Week beginning Monday 22nd June 2020)

Year 6 now have the opportunity to email one another! Using Purple Mash, navigate to 2Email to send an email to a classmate you might be missing or would like to catch up with - especially if they are somebody who has yet to return to school. [Please note, Mr Wood will be able to view and moderate these] 

The final project this week! This one is titled the 'Anywhere Island Project'. This project will develop your problem-solving and creating thinking skills and will draw upon a range of your geographical, scientific, mathematical and English skills. It's time to let your imagination run wild and have fun!

Resources needed throughout the week:

Teaching Sequence (for parents/carers)

PowerPoint (information for the week)

Monday: Today you will decide where in the world your newly discovered island is going to be! Which sea/ocean will it be in? Will it be in the northern or southern hemisphere? It's then time to design your island with this in mind, give it a name, and consider landmarks and the co-ordinates of these. The resource for today is below:

Island Design Sheet

Tuesday: Imagine you are approaching your island for the first time. Whereabouts on the island would your boat dock? Which coast is that on? Close your eyes and imagine that you have landed there. How would you feel? What can you smell? What can you hear?

Use the 'senses' sheet below to help collect your ideas; then, I would like you to write a first-person description of your island. Imagine you are there and use your ideas from the 'senses' sheet to support your writing. I have attached some page borders if you would like to present your writing on some nice paper! Otherwise, you may complete this in your home learning books or complete digitally.

Senses Vocabulary Collection Sheet

Page Borders

Wednesday: At the moment, your island has no identity, so it's time to create one! Today you will design a national flag, a national anthem and decide on a national currency. The resource for today is below:

National Identity Sheet

Thursday: Your island is going to have inhabitants who live there, do you need to set some laws for them to live by? Today you will be creating your own poster to detail the laws of your new island. The resource for today is below:

Island Laws Poster

Friday: David Attenborough and his film crew are on their way! A new species of animal has been found on your island (what are the chances of that?)! Drawing upon your classification knowledge from earlier in the year, I would like you to create a new species of animal. Consider which animal group they would belong to, their diet and their habitat. I look forward to seeing what you come up with! The resource for today is below:

New Animal Species Sheet

BONUS ACTIVITY [Optional]: You will need to develop a tourism industry on your island (although probably not possible given the current climate!). Your job is to create a persuasive brochure to persuade members of the public to visit your island. I have attached a checklist and an optional template below. If you would prefer to complete this digitally, or come up with your own format in your home learning books, you are more than welcome to. The resources are below:

Persuasive Brochure Checklist

Brochure Template [Optional]

Maths Challenge

An additional challenge this week. Attached is a maths challenge for you to read through and complete. Good luck!

Maths Challenge Instructions

Maths Challenge Activity Sheets

Maths [Optional]:

Further differentiated tasks will be set via the Mathletics platform to complete. I also strongly recommend that you practise your times tables (using Times Table Rockstars) ahead of your transition to you new school - they are very, very important!

GPS

Log in to Purple Mash as normal then click on English. Then, click 'Spelling Resources'. Then click, 'Year 6'. Scroll down until you reach 'Summer 2'.

Please complete the turquoise (week 4) activities. There are quizzes to complete online plus dictation and look/cover/write/check exercises to complete. These may be done either on paper, if you have a printer, or in your Home Learning books. If you have forgotten your password, please ask an adult to email me (Mr Wood) for this.

Art

(From Mrs Fidge via Mr Wood)

We would love to see you attempt to draw a building. If you are at school, this could be the school building, or if you are at home, it could simply be your house! The focus of this exercise is 'perspective'. Please view this YouTube video for support with this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i776k0zEzEc

You could email your drawings to Mr Wood if you would like them to be featured on the website!

Topic

Our learning question for this term is: 'What was the Magna Carta and why was it needed?'

Some of you may be aware that the Magna Carta has strong links with Faversham. This week I would like you to research the links between Faversham and the Magna Carta - either online or using other resources. Take notes in your home learning books - you will need this information next week!

Home learning (Week beginning Monday 15th June 2020)

*NEW*: Year 6 now have the opportunity to email one another! Using Purple Mash, navigate to 2Email to send an email to a classmate you might be missing or would like to catch up with - especially if they are somebody who has yet to return to school. [Please note, Mr Wood will be able to view and moderate these] 

Whilst some Year 6 pupils are continuing to attend school this week, the activities being completed there will continue to appear on this webpage and will be updated weekly for those learning from home. This week, the children will conclude their first project before embarking on their second project later in the week, creating their own Summer Festival!

Project 2: Summer Music Festival [continued]

Teacher Guide (for parents/carers!) Click here

Monday: Our music festival project continues today! You will be making a programme of events today. You will need to consider timings to ensure your festival runs as smoothly as possible. You will find the resources for today below:

PowerPoint 4

Programme Sheet

Tuesday: The final day of this project! You will need to advertise your music festival and produce artwork to really entice people to attend. You will find the resources for today below:

PowerPoint 5

Festival Design Sheet

Wednesday: Time for some revision today! You will be completing a new challenge today that will incorporate lots of different elements you have learnt about throughout the academic year. This is in an 'escape room' style and focuses on your English learning! The resources are below:

Escape Room PowerPoint

Escape Room Clue Cards

Escape Room Recording Sheet

Escape Room Answers (you may mark your own)

Thursday: The same as yesterday but this time with a maths focus! Can you escape?

Escape Room PowerPoint 2

Escape Room Clue Cards 2

Escape Room Recording Sheet 2

Escape Room Answers 2 (you may mark your own)

Friday: A bit of fun today! Some times table practice plus some 'Spelling Wordsearches'. There are different levels, choose which you would prefer. In addition, please complete five Mathletics tasks. There are at least ten tasks waiting for you. The additional five are optional.

Emoji Times Tables

Spelling Wordsearches

Home learning (Week beginning Monday 8th June 2020)

Whilst some Year 6 pupils will be returning to school this week, the activities being completed at school will continue to appear on this webpage and will be updated weekly for those learning from home. This week, the children will conclude their first project before embarking on their second project later in the week, creating their own Summer Festival!

Project 1: Theme Park [continued]

Monday: Continuing from last week, today we will be considering the marketing and advertising of your theme park. What you will be able to do will be determined by how much of your initial budget remains! Today you will be creating an advertisement for your theme park. The PowerPoint and resources are below:

PowerPoint 5

Marketing Budget Activity

Writing Frames to support your writing (optional - you may write freely in your Home Learning books if preferred)

Magazine Review Template (optional)

Writing Example (for support)

Tuesday: The final day of your first project! Your theme park has been open now for 12 months (doesn't time fly!). It's time to calculate your final profit for the year. I wonder who in the class will have made the most profit...?!

PowerPoint 6

Annual Profits Activity

Project 2: Summer Music Festival

Teacher Guide (for parents/carers!) Click here

Wednesday: Today you are going to envisage your own music festival! You will need to give it a catchy name, consider what sort of music you would like played there and the target market. You will then plan out the site of your festival. You will find below the PowerPoint and accompanying task to complete.

PowerPoint 1

Summer Music Site Plan

Thursday: Costings today - you will need to work out the costs for your festival and create a budget. You can complete this digitally if you would like. Whilst I would prefer you to apply your arithmetic skills to your budget, you may use calculator if preferred.

PowerPoint 2 

Budget Sheet

Friday: You will need to work out the cost of the tickets and your projected sales. You will need to consider other sources of income and work out your profit projections.

PowerPoint 3

Projected Income Sheet

Music Grant Application Form

Home learning (Week beginning Monday 1st June 2020)

This week we will be commencing a new project! This week, you are going to create your own theme park. You will need to market it, budget effectively, and create a design that appeals to a target market. This week's learning will combine your English and Maths learning. 

Project 1: Theme Park

Monday: Today you are going to be £5,000,000 to create your own theme park! Sadly, this is pretend! Today you are going to map out your theme park and build an initial budget. Please read through the PowerPoint presentation provided and complete the activities below. 

PowerPoint 1

Draft Map Activity

Building a Budget Activity

Tuesday & Wednesday: It's time to market your theme park! You will produce a brochure to advertise your theme park today. On Tuesday, please draft the text for your brochure in your home learning book and edit. On Wednesday, you can then create your brochure. A PowerPoint and template are attached to guide you. You may complete the final draft of your brochure digitally if you would prefer. There are digital templates available on Purple Mash if you do not have suitable software on your devices at home.

PowerPoint 2

Brochure Activity

Thursday: Back to finances today - you will be considering the running costs of your business. Again, you will find a PowerPoint below and today's activity.

PowerPoint 3

Running Costs Activity

Friday: Based on your costings, you will be considering the entrance fees for your theme park. PowerPoint and today's activity are below:

PowerPoint 4

Entrance Fees Activity

Maths [Optional]:

Further differentiated tasks will be set via the Mathletics platform to complete. I also strongly recommend that you practise your times tables (using Times Table Rockstars) ahead of your transition to you new school - they are very, very important!

GPS

Log in to Purple Mash as normal then click on English. Then, click 'Spelling Resources'. Then click, 'Year 6'. Scroll down until you reach 'Summer 2'.

Please complete the three red (week 1) activities. There is a quiz to complete online plus a dictation and look/cover/write/check exercise to complete. These may be done either on paper, if you have a printer, or in your Home Learning books. If you have forgotten your password, please ask an adult to email me (Mr Wood) for this.

Home learning (Week beginning Monday 18th May 2020)

This week we will be continuing our project work from last week. At school, we would be looking towards an enterprise week known as the 'Fiver Challenge.' This project allows you to create your own business plan from home, and hopefully we will be able to complete these at school if circumstances allow.

Project Week

All of this week's activities will continue to use this booklet - available here:

FIVER CHALLENGE HOME LEARNING BOOKLET

If you have a printer, you may want to print the booklet to complete at home. Otherwise, please complete the project in your home learning books.

Monday: With plans completed, now is the time to write your 'sales pitch'. Using page 11 of the above booklet as a guide, write a sales pitch explaining what your business is and present any market research you have completed. 

Tuesday: As you have potentially devised an incredible money-making scheme, you cannot afford to have any mistakes within your pitch! I would like you to edit and improve your writing as you would in class. Look to correct spellings, punctuation but also consider synonyms to enhance your writing and and any additional details to really ensure your business stands out from the crowd!

Wednesday: Time to publish your sales pitch! Please write your final neat copy into your home learning books.

Thursday: It's time to present! Using page 14 as a guide, ask a family member/someone in your household to listen to your sales pitch. Be sure to invite questions and take feedback on your plans from your pitch. If you would prefer, you may want to practise today and present tomorrow.

[Optional] You might want to consider making a PowerPoint presentation (or similar) to accompany your pitch. You could even ask somebody to film you presenting and email them to me (Mr Wood) for feedback.

Friday: You are almost ready - finishing touches today. Having presented your business plan and taken feedback, now is the time to edit your plan to include any feedback or new ideas you have had since presenting yesterday. If you would like to email me your pitches for further feedback, you are more than welcome.

Maths

Monday: When drafting your sales pitch, be sure to include the figures of your business. What cost will there be? How much profit is there to be made? How much do you forecast to make over the course of a week? 2 weeks? Perhaps you may want to create a graph to support your plans.

[Optional] You might want to create a graph in Excel and copy this into PowerPoint to support your presentation later in the week.

Tuesday: Please complete the set Mathletics tasks online.

Wednesday: Please complete the set Mathletics tasks online.

Thursday: Please complete the set Mathletics tasks online.

Friday: Following your presentation, be sure to amend any figures or costs so that your business plan is complete. If your figures are inaccurate your projected profit will be incorrect!

[Optional] Please complete the set Mathletics tasks online. If finished, you may practise your times tables using TT Rockstars.

Maths Challenge [Optional]:

For those wanting an extra challenge, please find a PowerPoint with lots of BIDMAS questions, practising the order of operations. Some are quite challenging! You will need to view this as a presentation - the answers will follow once you have completed each question in your home learning books. You may mark your own.

Challenge Problem Solving 3

Home learning (Week beginning Monday 11th May 2020)

This would have been SATs week.... so I think you should all sit some test papers at home. Only joking! Something a little different this week - it's time for a project. At school, we would be looking towards an enterprise week known as the 'Fiver Challenge.' This project allows you to create your own business plan from home, and hopefully we will be able to complete these at school if circumstances allow.

Project Week

All of this week's activities will use this booklet - available here:

FIVER CHALLENGE HOME LEARNING BOOKLET

If you have a printer, you may want to print the booklet to complete at home. Otherwise, please complete the project in your home learning books.

Monday: Using the booklet above, it's time to plan your business venture. What product are you going to sell? What service are you going to offer? It's time to mind map those ideas. Try to think about lots of money-making opportunities. You may want to consider the current climate and how this may impact on your idea. Once you have thought about different options, choose your favourite idea, ready for tomorrow. These activities are on page 4.

Tuesday: Now is the time to name your business. Give it a name and explain why you have chosen it. You may even want to give it a slogan. You may want to research other logos and slogans of companies that already exist in the sector you have chosen to get some ideas. Once you are happy, you can then design your logo. This can be completed digitally, if you would prefer. You will find this activity on page 5.

Wednesday: Market research day! In the above booklet, complete pages 6 & 7, really considering who might buy your product/use your service. You might want to talk to your friends and family about your business to get an idea as to the direction you need to take. You could also get some feedback on your logo and make adaptations if needed so your company is visually appealing to potential customers.

Thursday: Now is the time to write your business plan and bring everything together. Please complete pages 8 & 9 to draw all of your ideas together.

Friday: Complete page 10. Here, you will need to draw your product/design an advert for your services. Again, you may complete this digitally.

Maths

Monday: Profit is the aim of the game this week. Alongside your project work, I would like you to work out the costings of your business plan and the potential profit to be made. What are you going to buy with your £5 starting budget? How much of your £5 will you spend? In your home learning books, record the amount you are going to spend.

Tuesday: What price are you going to sell your items/service at? How long will it take until you make your money back (break-even)? How much profit will you make per sale? [Optional]: you could create a line graph showing the relationship between your costs and your takings.

Wednesday: How much profit do you think your business will make? Try to make a realistic prediction today. You might want to consider whether or not you will need to reinvest your profits to buy more stock/supplies. [Optional]: you could use your line graph from yesterday to give you a realistic idea.

Thursday: Please complete the set Mathletics tasks online.

Friday: Please complete the set Mathletics tasks online. If finished, you may practise your times tables using TT Rockstars.

Maths Challenge [Optional]:

For those wanting an extra challenge, please find a statistics challenge booklet below. The answers are at the bottom, no peeking until the end! Some of these are very challenging... you have been warned!

Challenge Problem Solving 2

GPS

Log in to Purple Mash as normal then click on English. Then, click 'Spelling Resources'. Then click, 'Year 6'. Scroll down until you reach 'Summer 1'.

Please complete the three turquoise (week 4) activities. There is a quiz to complete online plus a dictation and look/cover/write/check exercise to complete. These may be done either on paper, if you have a printer, or in your Home Learning books. If you have forgotten your password, please ask an adult to email me (Mr Wood) for this.

Home learning (Week beginning Monday 4th May 2020)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-ve-day/z7xtmfr

English:

Monday: Please read the the excerpt provided and answer the 'Text' questions in your Home Learning books. You may answer the "Sentence' and 'Word' questions, but these are optional.

Monday Text           Monday Questions

Tuesday: Create a character! I would like you, in your home learning books to draw a child that would have attended Auggie's school. You may design the child however you like. After you have drawn them, describe their appearance underneath.

Wednesday: Having created a character yesterday, I would like you to draft a dialogue (conversation) between Auggie and your new character. Perhaps one could be speaking quite formally and the other informally. Maybe they could talk about their experiences of school. I will be looking to see accurate use of inverted commas (speech marks), a new line for each new speaker and a variety of formal and informal language on display.

[Optional]: Edit your dialogue and publish using 2Publish via Purple Mash.

Thursday: Spellings - Purple Mash

Log in to Purple Mash as normal then click on English. Then, click 'Spelling Resources'. Then click, 'Year 6'. Scroll down until you reach 'Summer 1'.

Please complete the three green activities. There is a quiz to complete online plus a dictation and look/cover/write/check exercise to complete. These may be done either on paper, if you have a printer, or in your Home Learning books. If you have forgotten your password, please ask an adult to email me (Mr Wood) for this.

Maths:

Revision: Problem Solving

You may use a calculator to check and self-mark your answers.

Monday: Please complete one section at the level you feel most comfortable.

Monday Task

Tuesday: Please complete one section at the level you feel most comfortable.

Tuesday Task

Wednesday: Please complete one section at the level you feel most comfortable.

Wednesday Task

If you find any of the above tasks too 'tricky,' easier tasks will be available on Mathletics for you to complete. On the other hand, if you are finding them relatively straightforward, additional problem solving questions are available below (I have included the answers, so no peeking until the end- some of them are VERY tricky:

Challenge Problem Solving

Thursday: Please log into Mathletics, where tasks will be waiting for you. Please email me (Mr Wood) if you have forgotten your log-in details.

Please complete the above (aside from Thursday's learning) in your home learning books. 

If you have a printer, you may print and complete these on paper if you would prefer.

GPS:

Please complete the four 'practice questions' in your home learning books. If you have a printer, you may print and complete these on paper if you would prefer.

Please click here to view. 

Topic:

Continuing our theme of 'Our Local Area,' what issues currently face your local area today? Research your own town/village online and make notes. You might want to consider what changes could happen to your local area in the future.

Home learning (Week beginning Monday 27th April 2020)

English:

Monday: Please read the the excerpt provided and answer the 'Text' questions in your Home Learning books. You may answer the "Sentence' and 'Word' questions, but these are optional.

Monday Text           Monday Questions

Tuesday: Imagine you are Auggie. Auggie has been homeschooled for nearly all of his primary education. He is about to start secondary school (as you will be soon, too). How do you think he feels about starting school having had no prior experience of a school setting? Today, I would like you to plan a narrative (story) telling the tale of Auggie's first day at school. You may want to write this in the first person so you can describe Auggie's feelings from a personal perspective. Please plan this in your home learning books. If you would prefer, you can use this template to help you:

Story Template

[Optional - if you have access] You may want to read the start of the text itself/watch the start of the film version to gain an understanding into Auggie's life prior to starting school.

Wednesday: Now is the time to write your story! Remember to include a setting description using expanded noun phrases, similes and metaphors; a character description and direct speech to advance the story further. As a challenge, see if you can include the subjunctive form, subordinate clauses, and varied punctuation.

Thursday: Please edit your completed story. Remember to check: spellings (if you don't have a dictionary, you may use online resources), punctuation, synonyms (if you don't have a thesaurus, you may use online resources)and look to see whether you could add any additional detail to your writing.

Optional: Using Purple Mash, if you go to 2Publish, you can type up your writing in neat to produce a final version.

Friday: Spellings - Purple Mash

Log in to Purple Mash as normal then click on English. Then, click 'Spelling Resources'. Then click, 'Year 6'. Scroll down until you reach 'Summer 1'.

Please complete the three orange activities. There is a quiz to complete online plus a dictation and look/cover/write/check exercise to complete. These may be done either on paper, if you have a printer, or in your Home Learning books. If you have forgotten your password, please ask an adult to email me (Mr Wood) for this.

Maths:

Revision: Fractions/Decimals/Percentages

You may use a calculator to check and self-mark your answers.

You will need the document below for this week's learning. Some of the questions this week are a little 'tricky'. If you are finding them too challenging, please log on to Mathletics, where I have set some simpler tasks around the same topic area that can be completed online:

This week's maths revision available here: FDP REVISION SHEET

Monday: (Addition & Subtraction) Q. 1-8

Tuesday: (Multiplication & Division) Q. 9-24

Optional: Q. 25-32

Wednesday: (Fractions of amounts/place value) Q. 33-56

Thursday: (Fractions of amounts/place value) Q. 57-72

Optional: Q. 73-80

Friday: Please log into Mathletics, where tasks will be waiting for you. Please email me (Mr Wood) if you have forgotten your log-in details.

Please complete the above (aside from Friday's learning) in your home learning books. 

If you have a printer, you may print and complete these on paper if you would prefer.

If you are finding the above a little too easy, here is a maths challenge for you (the answers are at the bottom of the document - no peeking!):

Maths Challenge

GPS:

Please complete the four 'practice questions' in your home learning books. If you have a printer, you may print and complete these on paper if you would prefer.

Please click here to view. 

Topic:

Following on from last week's learning, what key features does your local area have? Think carefully about the geography of the area. Are there any key natural features? You may want to look using satellite imagery using Google Maps. From this, create a map of your local area with a key identifying key geographic features.

Home learning (Week beginning Monday 20th April 2020)

English:

Monday: Please read the the excerpt provided and answer the 'Text' questions in your Home Learning books. You may answer the "Sentence' and 'Word' questions, but these are optional.

Monday Text           Monday Questions

Tuesday: Please watch the following video (Wonder Movie Trailer) on YouTube and make notes: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngiK1gQKgK8

Wednesday: Within yesterday's trailer you may have noticed that quite a few children were unpleasant towards Auggie because of his appearance. Do you think this is a kind thing for them to do? I would like you to write a letter to the children who have been mean to Auggie offering advice as to how they should. If you don't know the other children's names, you can make these up. Perhaps you could offer advice to the children or you could reference our school's Christian Values about how we should behave with one another.

Thursday: Please continue your writing. Once you have finished, please edit your writing as we would in class. Remember to check: spellings (if you don't have a dictionary, you may use online resources), punctuation, synonyms (if you don't have a thesaurus, you may use online resources)and look to see whether you could add any additional detail to your writing.

Optional: Using Purple Mash, if you go to 2Publish, you can type up your writing in neat to produce a final version.

Friday: Spellings - Purple Mash

Log in to Purple Mash as normal then click on English. Then, click 'Spelling Resources'. Then click, 'Year 6'. Scroll down until you reach 'Summer 1'.

Please complete the three red activities. There is a quiz to complete online plus a dictation and look/cover/write/check exercise to complete. These may be done either on paper, if you have a printer, or in your Home Learning books. If you have forgotten your password, please ask an adult to email me (Mr Wood) for this.

Maths:

Revision: The Four Operations

You may use a calculator to check and self-mark your answers.

Monday: (Addition & Subtraction) Please complete at least one of the challenges provided:

Challenge 1/2         Challenge 2/3

Tuesday: (Multiplication & Division) Please complete at least one of the challenges provided:

Challenge 1/2         Challenge 3

Wednesday: (Multiplication) Please complete one of the sections provided at the level you feel most comfortable.

Please click here: Wednesday Home Learning

Thursday: (Division) Please complete one of the sections provided at the level you feel most comfortable.

Please click here: Thursday Home Learning

Friday: Please log into Mathletics, where tasks will be waiting for you. Please email me (Mr Wood) if you have forgotten your log-in details.

Please complete the above in your home learning books. 

If you have a printer, you may print and complete these on paper if you would prefer.

If you are finding the above a little too easy, here is a maths challenge for you (the answers are at the bottom of the document - no peeking!):

Maths Challenge

GPS:

Please complete the four 'practice questions' in your home learning books. If you have a printer, you may print and complete these on paper if you would prefer.

Please click here to view. 

Topic:

Our new topic would have been learning about our 'local area.' Over the next week or so, please research your own local area (or Selling if it's easier) and see what you can find out about where you live online. Perhaps you could find out roughly when your town/village initially became a settlement and its importance geographically.

FIFA (Fluent in Five Arithmetic):

At the start of each day the children would normally complete a set of varied arithmetic questions. These can be completed in your home learning books. I have attached this week's below::

Group 1: children who normally complete on paper.

Group 2: children who normally complete from the whiteboard.

As an optional challenge, please find additional daily application and reasoning activities. I have attached this week's below:

Group 1: children who normally complete on paper.

Group 2: children who normally complete from the whiteboard.

Home learning (Thursday 16th & Friday 17th April):

English:WONDER - AUGGIE PULLMAN (movie) — Steemit

Thursday: In your home learning books, please describe the above character, Auggie (August) Pullman. This is taken from the film version of the novel, 'Wonder'. Try to use expanded noun phrases, similes/metaphors and subordinate clauses to support your descriptive writing.

Friday: As you can see above, Auggie has a facial disfigurement. How do you think he feels about going to school for the first time? Please write a diary entry in your home learning books. If you have access to the film version at home, you may want to watch the first few minutes of this. This is optional and not a requirement.

Maths:

Place Value Review

Thursday: Please complete questions 1-28.

Friday: Please complete questions 29-53.

Please complete these in your home learning books.

Please click here to view.

GPS:

Please complete the four 'practice questions' in your home learning books. If you have a printer, you may print and complete these on paper if you would prefer.

Please click here to view.