Daily Learning – Year 6

Mr Beckett’s End of term letter

Things to do with your child in June

Miss Morris’ challenge to all children and parents

Talking to your child about coronavirus

Daily exercise ideas – click here

Don’t forget we have registered all of the children for Numbots and Times Table Rockstars – just email Mr Slater head@trumacar.lancs.sch.uk and ask him for your child’s login details. He just needs your child’s name and year group. Enjoy!

Week beginning 29th June 2020:

As the majority of Year 6 children are now back in school we will no longer be posting Home Learning activities although there will be learning on the Year 5 page which could be used if need be.

Week beginning 22nd June 2020:

Monday
MathsPLEASE IGNORE THE DATE ON WHITE ROSE AND CHECK THE WEEK,LESSON & OBJECTIVE BELOW – THE WORKSHEETS ARE ATTACHED Week 7, Lesson 1 – Find a rule https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
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English   Focus Theme: Space Explore what is in our Solar System, the famous ‘Space Race’ and the thrilling, true survival space story – Apollo 13.   When following links online, parents should monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online.Find out about the Solar System by reading these two sources – making notes as you read about each planet: Planetarium Junior Edition by Raman Prinja: https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/16329/Planetarium-Junior-Edition-by-Raman-Prinja.html (You will need to become a member of LoveReading4Kids. Membership is free). National Geographic Kids – The Solar System: https://www.natgeokids.com/wpcontent/uploads/2017/11/The-Solar-System-Primary-Resource.pdf Now enjoy this rap on YouTube about the Solar System, ‘Outer Space: “We are the Planets,” The Solar System Song by StoryBots – Netflix Jr’ here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHAqT4hXnMw Based on what you have read and watched, create your own rap, song or poem about the Solar System. You may create your rap, song or poem in different ways, such as: • Use the rap you listened to on YouTube as a starting point and edit some of the lyrics/ add to the existing lyrics to create your own version. • Choose one part of the Solar System to create your rap/song or poem about e.g. your favourite planet. • Choose your favourite type of poem such as a limerick, haiku or acrostic and use this to write about the Solar System. Make sure you keep practising your rap, song or poem by reading it aloud and editing as you write. Once you have finished, have a go at performing it to someone in your house. If possible, you could also record it to send to your teacher! If you are feeling really creative, why not make a music video to support your performance too!
Foundation SubjectPSHE – Looking back We are fast approaching the end of your time at Trumacar Primary School. So, what memories stand out the most? Think about: What is the most memorable moment of your time at Trumacar?What one important thing do you feel you have learned during your time at Primary School?What is the funniest thing that you can remember happening, during any year, at school?What do you hope to become in the future?  What are your hopes and dreams? For those people not in school, please email responses to all of these questions (together with your name!) to Mr Stark or Mr Slater using the usual email addresses.
Tuesday
MathsWeek 7, Lesson 2 – Forming expressions https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
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EnglishFind out more about the moon by reading these sources. Jot down any facts that you find interesting: Dr Maggie’s Grand Tour of the Solar System by Maggie Aderin-Pocock (Pages 4-5): https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/16676/Dr-Maggies-Grand-Tour-of-the-Solar-System-by-Maggie-Aderin-Pocock.html (You will need to become a member of LoveReading4Kids. Membership is free). National Geographic Kids website – Facts About the Moon: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/science/space/facts-aboutthe-moon/ Moon by Stewart Ross (Page 3): https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/4227/Moon-by-Stewart-Ross.html (You will need to become a member of LoveReading4Kids.Membership is free). Imagine you have been asked by the BBC to join Professor Brian Cox on a CBBC TV special about Space. He has asked you to do a five minute presentation on the moon. If you are unfamiliar with who Brian Cox is, here he is in action (scroll down to the video ‘How earth was created’): https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zk7fy9q When creating your presentation, consider these points: – Think about writing a script or key notes for your presentation – making sure you practise aloud so that it stays within the five minute limit. – You may want to use a computer programme to create a presentation, such as PowerPoint, or design and create posters which you can refer to as you speak. – Think about how to keep your audience engaged – maybe you could include some rhetorical questions which make your audience think more about your topic. Once completed, have a go at performing it to someone in your house. If possible, you could also record it to send to your teacher!
Foundation SubjectArt and Design – Exciting Paintings   Follow the link to BBC Bitesize:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmkcsk7   Learn all about the fabulous paintings of Andy Warhol, Wassily Kandinsky and Jan van Eyck and then have a go at producing your own piece of ‘pop art’ in the style of Andy Warhol.
Wednesday
MathsWeek 7, Lesson 3 – Substitution https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
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EnglishDiscover what ‘The Space Race’ was, by reading and watching these sources – making notes as you read. Read: DK Find Out – The Space Race: https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/space/space-race/ Read: Pages 4, 5 and 6 of ‘Balloon to the Moon’ by Gill Arbuthnott: https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/16228/ Balloon-to-the-Moon-by-Gill-Arbuthnott.html (You will need to become a member of LoveReading4Kids.Membership is free). Watch: YouTube TedEd –‘Who won the space race?’ – Jeff Steers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxpC-8f–xo Imagine you have been asked to create a page for ‘Science+Nature’ magazine – about the Space Race. A sample of the magazine can be found here: https://sciencenature.theweekjunior.co.uk/lookinside When designing your magazine page, you may wish to consider including these features: – an exciting title – fun-fact / ‘Did you know?’ boxes – subtitles for your different sections – Be creative with your layout – use different fact boxes and images to make your page exciting to the reader. – You may also want to include additional features, such as a quiz or word search. Remember to keep reading over your work to check for spelling and punctuation.
Foundation SubjectHistory – Who were the Vikings?   Follow the link to BBC Bitesize:   https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvhtwnb   Learn all about the Vikings and their life in Britain following their arrival to these shores in c.700AD.  Then, create your own quiz based on what you have found out and design your own Viking longboat.
Thursday
MathsWeek 7, Lesson 4 – Solve simple one-step equations https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
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EnglishDiscover who Katherine Johnson was and her amazing life by reading these sources – making sure you jot down notes as you read: The Extraordinary Life of Katherine Johnson by Devika Jina: https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/16358/The-Extraordinary-Lifeof-Katherine-Johnson-by-Devika-Jina.html  (You will need to become a member of LoveReading4Kids. Membership is free). Fantastically Great Women who Worked Wonders by Kate Pankhurst (Page 1): https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/16600/Fantastically-Great-Women-Who-Worked-Wonders-Gift-Edition-by-Kate-Pankhurst.html NASA website: Who was Katherine Johnson? https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/k-4/stories/nasa-knows/who-was-katherine-johnson-k4 Based on what you have read, select one of the following two outcomes: • Biography – Write a short biography about Katherine’s life. Remember to write your biography in chronological order (from Katherine’s birth up until her death), selecting the key dates and facts about her life. Or • Comic strip – Design and create a comic strip about Katherine’s life. Make sure you plan out the story for your comic first – thinking about how many sections you want to split the story into, what captions you’ll have to add to the comic and the pictures you will draw.
Foundation SubjectScience – Reversible and Irreversible Changes   Follow the link to BBC Bitesize:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4vc86f   Recap on your understanding of reversible and irreversible changes in the world around us and have a go at the online activities to test your knowledge.  Remember – one of the best ways to see irreversible changes in action is to get cooking and see how substances change when you mix and cook them…
Friday
MathsWeek 7, Lesson 5 – Friday Maths Challenge https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
EnglishFind out about Apollo 13 – the most famous space survival story by watching and reading these sources: Watch: YouTube – Apollo 40th Anniversary – Apollo 13 Animation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aPEVRpLB-0 Read: DK Find Out – Apollo 13: https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/space/moon-landings/apollo-13/ Read: Apollo 13: The moon-mission that dodged disaster: https://www.space.com/17250-apollo-13-facts.html Now watch this clip, taken from the film based on the story, ‘Apollo 13’ (rated PG).The clip is taken from a scene towards the end of the film when the astronauts are on their journey back to earth. As you are watching, jot down how you think each of the people the clip focuses on (the families of the astronauts watching, the NASA workers and the astronauts themselves) are thinking and feeling. You may wish to use a table, such as the one below, to write your ideas:   Apollo 13 clip: YouTube: Apollo 13 (1995) – Re-Entry Scene Text Box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_7PfocHTmc&list=PLZbXA4lyCtqoXIQDJX6ARM1eoTNAJEWCf&index=11 After completing your table, write a narrative piece retelling this scene. You may wish to write it in third person (the astronauts …, the families waited …) or first person (I sat there anxiously waiting, I held my breath). If you do decide to write your narrative scene in first person, decide whose perspective you are going to write it from – a NASA worker, a family member on Earth, etc. Remember to keep checking over your work for spelling and punctuation.
Foundation SubjectGeography – The Lake District   Follow the link to BBC Bitesize:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6jqcmn   Geography this week is closer to home – you will be learning all about the Lake District, including where it is and what it is like.  Apply your knowledge to write a short newspaper or magazine article encouraging people to visit this beautiful part of the country.

Additional activities:

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• Find out more about the Space Race and in particular Apollo 11’s mission by exploring these sources:

– Blast off to the Moon! by Ralph Timberlake: https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/16263/Blast-off-to-the-Moon-by-.html

– National Geographic Kids: Neil Armstrong- First man on the moon comic (Click ‘Download Primary Resource’ at the bottom of the page to access the comic): https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/primary-resource/neil-armstrong-primary-resource/

– National Geographic Kids: Neil Armstrong Facts: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/science/space/neil-armstrong-facts/

• One Small Step by Jerry Stone: https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/3916/One-Small-Step-by-Jerry-Stone.html

• A new book has just been released which retells the infamous Apollo 13 space mission – read the opening extract here: https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/17032/Survival-in-Space-The-Apollo-13-Mission-by-David-Long.html

Week beginning 15th June 2020:

Monday
MathsPLEASE IGNORE THE DATE ON WHITE ROSE AND CHECK THE WEEK,LESSON & OBJECTIVE BELOW – THE WORKSHEETS ARE ATTACHED Week 6, Lesson 1 – Fractions to percentages https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
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English   Focus theme: Explorers and Adventurers (Part Two) Find out what it takes to survive in the jungle, read a real-life jungle survival story and dive into Katherine Rundell’s thrilling novel, ‘The Explorer’. When following links online, parents should monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online.Explore how to survive in the jungle by watching this video and making notes: How to survive in the jungle – Lonely Planet Kids https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9D14IdTJg4E After watching the clip, read and make notes from the book referenced below, How to be a World Explorer Not for Parents (Lonely Planet Kids) – looking at these particular sections: – It’s a Jungle Out There (pages 10-11) – River Monsters (Page 12) – How to Escape from Quicksand (page 20-21) – Jungle Jumbos (Page 22-23) Click ‘look inside’ to view the book extract: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Parents-World-Explorer-Lonely-Planet/dp/174321409X (Please note that this is a commercial site. Take care not to place any unwanted orders!) Based on what you have watched and read, create an instruction manual /user guide titled ‘How to Survive the Jungle’ which could accompany someone about to undertake a jungle adventure. You may want to include sections such as: • key equipment to take • how to wrestle a crocodile • how to survive an elephant attack • how to escape from quicksand Make sure your guide is easy to follow – with clear instructional writing and pictures/ diagrams to support your information.
Foundation SubjectPSHE – Black Lives Matter   Read the attached document by clicking on this link.  Written by American author, Shola Richards, this details his everyday experience of racism in the United States. It is a very insightful view of the problems that Black Americans face on a daily basis and has links to the experience that many Black and Minority Ethnic people also feel in the United Kingdom.  Once you have read the article, respond to the questions contain in this document. Take your learning further by researching and creating a fact file about one of the most influential people in the Civil Rights movement such as Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks etc.
Tuesday
MathsWeek 6, Lesson 2 – Lesson 2 – Equivalent FDP https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
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EnglishRead and make notes on the jungle survival story of Juliane Koepcke, using the extract from Survivors by David Long here: https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/13381/Survivors-by-David-Long.html  (You will need to become a member of LoveReading4Kids. Membership is free.) Note: Due to the sensitive nature of this story, it is advised that it is read and discussed with an adult. Imagine you are a news reporter who has just heard the news that a young girl – Juliane Koepcke, has survived eleven days in the jungle. Write an article, suitable for a children’s adventure magazine, online newspaper or website, about the amazing survival story of Juliane – make sure you include information from the story so that it is factually correct. The opening paragraph to an article, written about Juliane, can be found here: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/apr/07/from-the-archive-1972-observer-the-girl-who-came-back-alive-from-amazon (Note: this is a news page, so will contain links to current news articles). Remember to keep proof-reading your work to check for spelling and punctuation.
Foundation SubjectHistory – Anglo Saxons Art and Culture   Follow the link to BBC Bitesize:    https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons   Discover more about art and culture during Anglo-Saxon times and create your own piece of Anglo-Saxon treasure.  Then, test your knowledge in the quiz at the end.
Wednesday
MathsWeek 6, Lesson 3 – Order FDP https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
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EnglishRead and enjoy the opening (Flight – pages 1-4) of The Explorer by Katherine Rundell here: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/globalassets/resources/blogs/2017/september/the-explorer-katherine-rundell-extract.pdf Now go back to the chapter you have just read and jot down any words or phrases that interest you and words and phrases that describe the plane. You may want to explore the meaning of some words by using www.wordhippo.com. Based on the words and phrases you have collected, write a free-verse poem (a poem without any rules) to summarise the opening chapter. You may want to alter some words or phrases from the text or add your own to create your poem. An example opening to a poem based on this chapter could be: Man-made magic wish, Joystick, throttle, Vibrating, Flying faster than the setting sun, Following the swerve of the Amazon River, Vast sweep of blue.
Foundation SubjectScience – Link to Watery Science   **Before you start, make sure you read the ‘IMPORTANT NOTICE’ at the bottom of the document.  This week’s activity could get messy…** This week, we are looking at how water behaves when it is mixed with other substances.  Have a go at making your own density jar by mixing water with household cooking oil.    For a bit of extra fun, if you have access to the materials, try adding a little bit of food colouring to your density jar and pop an alka-seltzer tablet in for some exciting results…   Make sure to take a Science Selfie and post them on the school’s Twitter account so we can see how well you get on!
Thursday
MathsWeek 6, Lesson 4 – Percentages of amounts https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
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EnglishRead and enjoy Chapter Two (The Green Dark – pages 6 – 17) of The Explorer by Katherine Rundell here: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/globalassets/resources/blogs/2017/september/the-explorer-katherine-rundell-extract.pdf Based on what you have read, write a diary entry as Fred – reflecting on the day’s events. You may wish to use the following structure for your diary entry – writing Fred’s account of what happened and his thoughts and feelings for each section: Structure: 1. The plane journey 2. Fred’s first glimpses of the rainforest 3. Meeting the other survivors 4. The snake and finding a place to sleep Remember to keep proof-reading your diary to check for spelling and punctuation.
Foundation SubjectGeography – The Alps   Follow the link to BBC Bitesize:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zfnkjp3   Learn about Europe’s highest mountain range – The Alps – including their weather, climate, animals and tourist industry.   Use your knowledge to create your own travel brochure encouraging people to visit the Alps for when we are allowed to go on holiday again!
Friday
MathsWeek 6, Lesson 5 – Friday Maths Challenge https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
EnglishBased on what you have read and watched over the past two weeks, choose one of the two following writing outcomes: • Predict what might happen to Fred and his friends in the Amazon Jungle after Chapter Two of The Explorer by Katherine Rundell and write your own version of the rest of the story. • Invent and write your own ‘survival’ short story. Create your own explorer; think about what their expedition is and where your story is set – jungle, arctic etc, what challenge/ challenges they face and how they overcome these.   Remember to check all punctuation, spelling and grammar. Read/share your story with a family member in your household or via an online platform. Ask them for feedback about your story!
Foundation SubjectSpanish – Free time, sports and hobbies   Follow the link to BBC Bitesize:    https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zh33trd   Learn to talk about your free time and hobbies in Spanish.  Have a go at the activity in which you write sentences about what you like, dislike or love doing in your own time.

Additional activities:

Read about three famous adventurers by exploring the National Geographic Kids website here:

Captain Cook: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/general-history/captain-cook/   

Charles Sturt: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/general-history/charles-sturt-2/  

Alex Van Bibber: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/geography/general-geography/alex-van-bibber/  

• Watch videos about five famous explorers on the BBC Teach website KS2: Explorers here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/ks2-explorers/zjh8bdm  

Week beginning 8th June 2020:

Monday
MathsPLEASE IGNORE THE DATE ON WHITE ROSE AND CHECK THE WEEK,LESSON & OBJECTIVE BELOW – THE WORKSHEETS ARE ATTACHED Week 5, Lesson 1 – Multiply & Divide By 10, 100 & 1000 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
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English   Explorers and Adventurers (Part One) Find out what it takes to survive the wilderness and the brave people who have strived to explore unknown parts of the world. When following links online, parents should monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online.  Explore how to survive in the wilderness by reading and watching these sources, making notes from each: Read: Ultimate Explorer Guide for Kids by Justin Miles here: https://www.lover eading4kids.co.uk/ book/10939/Ultim ate-Explorer- Guide-for-Kids-by- Justin-Miles.html (You will need to become a member of LoveReading4Kids. Membership is free). Watch: Bear Grylls’ Ultimate Wilderness Survival Tips – Bear Grylls’ Escape from Hell here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VGDiscoverWYPtpCQ  (Note: Parental guidance recommended). Watch: Bear Grylls’ Ultimate Survival School: Crash Course on the Basics of Survival here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiKhkvQV3I4  (Please note the warning at the start of this clip. Parental guidance recommended). Based on what you have read and watched, create a ‘How to Survive in the Wilderness’ guide for a young adventurer. You may wish to create your guide as a leaflet or alternatively, you could record your guide as a short documentary in the style of Bear Grylls  
Foundation SubjectDesign and Technology – Design Skills   Follow the link to BBC Bitesize:   https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdp9d6f   Learn about designing a product, whether on paper or digitally using computer aided design (CAD) software.  Then, your task will be to design a new product based on an item from around you.
Tuesday
MathsWeek 5, Lesson 2 – Multiply decimals By Integers https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
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EnglishDiscover what life is like in the Polar Regions of the world by exploring The School Run – Polar Regions website here (a useful video ‘BBC Teach: Life in the Polar Regions’ is also embedded towards the bottom of the page): https://www.theschoolrun.com/homeworkhelp/polar-habitats   Based on what you have read and watched, create a fact-file, suitable for a child your age, about the Polar Regions.   You may wish to create a glossary for words children may be unfamiliar with. The Words to Know section of the website you have explored may help you with this.   Don’t forget to check your punctuation and spelling – reading it aloud or asking a family member to read it with you may help.
Foundation SubjectHistory – Who were the Anglo-Saxons?   Follow the link to BBC Bitesize:   https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4bkjp3   Learn about who the Anglo-Saxons were and how they lived and then design your own Anglo-Saxon village.
Wednesday
MathsWeek 5, Lesson 3 – Divide Decimals By Integers https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
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EnglishFind out what ‘The Race to the South Pole’ was by watching the short clip on the Royal Museums Greenwich website here (scroll down slightly to find the clip under the subheading, What was the race to the South Pole?): https://www.rmg.co.uk/discover/explore/racesouth-pole-1911 Text Box: http://www.satspapers.org/SATs%20papers/2006%20optional%20SATs/Year%204%202006%20optional%20SATS/Y4%202006%20Optional%20SATs%20English/Year%204%202006%20optional%20SATS%20English%20Reading%20-%20Antarctic%20Adventures.pdfNow read more about the race, making notes as you read, using pages 6-8 The Race to the South Pole of the PDF Antarctic Adventures here: Now find out more about the two rival explorers, Robert Falcon Scott and Roald Amundsen, by watching and reading these sources: Watch: BBC Teach – KS2: Robert Falcon Scott here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/ks2-robert-falcon-scott/zdhdgwx   Read: Ducksters biography – Roald Amundsen, here: https://www.ducksters.com/biography/explorers/roald_amundsen.php Based on all you have read and watched, create a non-chronological report which could feature in National Geographic Kids magazine. Try to include as many facts as possible – planning your layout before you start. You may wish to include images or drawings too. Extra information and ideas for your layout can be found here: DK Find Out website – Who was the first to the South Pole?: https://www.dkfindout.com/us/history/explorers/who-was-first-to-south-pole/
Foundation SubjectGeography – Fossil Fuels and Renewable Energy   Follow the link to BBC Bitesize:   https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zr9ckmn   Learn about fossil fuels and renewable energy and complete the energy and population activity.
Thursday
MathsWeek 5, Lesson 4 –  Decimals As Fractions https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
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English  Explore Ernest Shackleton and one of the most remarkable survival stories of all time by reading (page 5 Ernie’s Endurance to the end of Trial 8 on page 7) of Science of Survival: Ouch! Extreme Feats of Human Endurance by Georgina Phillips here: https://www.lovereading 4kids.co.uk/book/2930/S cience-Of-Survival-Ouch- Extreme-Feats-of- Human-Endurance-by- Georgina-Phillips.html (You will need to become a member of LoveReading4Kids. Membership is free). Further information about Ernest Shackleton can be found here Britannica Kids – Ernest Shackleton: https://kids.britannica.com/students/article/Ernest-Shackleton/336260  Now watch and enjoy a short video clip based on Shackleton’s 1914 expedition here National Geographic – Shackleton’s Journey: https://www.nationalgeographic.com.au/videos/shackleton/shackletons-journey-3697.aspx After watching, create a narrative (or voice-over) which could accompany this clip. You may wish to do this as: • The Story of Shackleton’s Endurance Expedition – write a story of the expedition which can be read alongside the clip. or • Imagining the clip is for a film trailer, create the voice over advertising the film to be released in the cinema.   Once you have written the script, have a go at reading it over the clip – making sure it fits in the time and you get all your information across to your viewer and listener.  
Foundation SubjectScience – Life Cycles in human and animals   Follow the link to BBC Bitesize:   https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7ww7nb   Explore life cycles in humans and animals and complete the life cycle of a mammal using the resources provided or create your own on a blank sheet of paper.
Friday
MathsWeek 5, Lesson 5 – Friday Maths Challenge https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
EnglishRead the biography of Sir Edmund Hillary, the explorer and mountaineer, here Ducksters: Sir Edmund Hilary website: https://www.ducksters.com/biography/explorers/edmund_hillary.php Now read facts about Mount Everest on page 6 of the following extract, making notes as you read Everest: The Remarkable Story of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay by Alexandra Stewart: https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/1619 6/Everest-The- Remarkable-Story-of- Edmund-Hillary-and-Tenzing-Norgay-by- Alexandra-Stewart.html (You will need to become a member of LoveReading4Kids. Membership is free).      Now follow Edmund Hillary on his trek up Mount Everest (by clicking the links to each part of the journey) here Scholastic – Relive Edmund Hillary’s Trek to the top of the world: http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/hillary/climb/climb01.htm You can also see a visual of the journey they would have taken here Mount Everest Base Camp to Summit in 3D: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTxpNiA_Ujc Based on what you have read about the expedition to Mount Everest, imagine you are Edmund Hillary about to embark on this journey. Write a blog (imagine you have the facilities!) outlining each part of your journey. Try to have a balance of both facts and emotions he would have been feeling at each point.
Foundation SubjectMusic – Duration, tempo and Beethoven   Follow the link to BBC Bitesize:   https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z682xyc   Learn about duration, tempo and the classical composer, Beethoven, using the activities on the Bitesize website – have fun!

Additional activities:

If you enjoyed this week, why not try some of these additional activities?

• Explore more about the wildlife that lives in the polar regions and what you can do to help save them here: National Geographic Kids – Save our Polar Habitats: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/home-is-good/save-our-polar-habitats/

• Find out even more about the Race to the South Pole by exploring these sources:

Read National Geographic – How the Race to the South Pole Went Down here: https://www.nationalgeographic.com.au/history/the-race-to-the-south-pole.aspx 

• Actual footage of Roald Amundsen’s expedition can be seen here, National Geographic: Amundsen’s South Pole Expedition: https://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/magazine/00000144-0a27-d3cb-a96c-7b2f4ff50000?source=relatedvideo 

• Watch an episode of Ray Mears’ Extreme Survival – looking at arctic survival here, Ray Mears’ Extreme Survival S01E02 –Arctic Survival: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYRDgGq0jsY 

• Explore more about famous adventurers and tales of endeavour, by exploring the Royal Museums Greenwich – Exploration and Endeavour website here: https://www.rmg.co.uk/discover/explore/exploration-endeavour

Week beginning 1st June 2020:

A message While We Can’t Hug

Monday
MathsPLEASE IGNORE THE DATE ON WHITE ROSE AND CHECK THE WEEK,LESSON & OBJECTIVE BELOW – THE WORKSHEETS ARE THERE FOR THIS WEEK Week 4, Lesson 1 – Multiply fractions by integers https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
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EnglishNote: The clips and reading material today may contain content which is sensitive to your child, given the current climate. It is therefore advised that clips and web pages are watched, read and discussed together with an adult. Watch and listen to the song: ‘Microorganisms’ by Peter Weatherall – making notes as you watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHvHww1tNnA&list=RD1RIlYjxfFmo&index=2 After listening to the song, read this webpage about microorganisms and make notes: https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/micro-organisms Now watch the short BBC clip: ‘Seeing the bacteria carried on hands’ here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z34rkqt Imagine that the government have asked you to create a leaflet for children about microorganisms and the importance of washing hands. Using what you have read and watched today, design a leaflet suitable for children your age. Make sure your leaflet is informative yet attractive to children by considering what vocabulary you use and thinking carefully about your layout. You may also want to include images/ pictures to present some of the information. Extra information and ideas for how you may choose to present your leaflet can be found here (Click ‘Get a closer look’ to view the book):  https://www.dk.com/uk/book/9781465470287-the-bacteria-book/
Foundation SubjectWho was King Henry VIII?   Follow the link to BBC Bitesize:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4b8jhv   Learn about the life of Henry VIII and how he changed England forever.
Tuesday
MathsWeek 4, Lesson 2 – Multiply fractions by fractions https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
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EnglishNote: The clips and reading material today may contain content which is sensitive to your child, given the current climate. It is therefore advised that clips and web pages are watched, read and discussed together with an adult. Watch the BBC Teach dramatisation of the scientist Edward Jenner here, making notes as you watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJRJeOxX6no   Now read about Edward Jenner’s life here, making any additional notes:  https://www.famousscientists.org/edward-anthony-jenner/ Based on what you have read and watched, design and create one of the following: – a fact page based on the life and work of Edward Jenner which could feature in a science magazine. – a comic based on the life and work of Edward Jenner suitable for a child your age. Whichever outcome you select, consider these points: – Make sure you include all of the key facts about Edward’s life – from his childhood up until his death. – Think about your use of vocabulary. Make sure it is exciting to read but also informs your reader. – Plan your layout before you begin – how will you set the information out so that it is easy to follow for the reader?
Foundation SubjectGeography – Natural Resources   Follow the link to BBC Bitesize:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6p8jhv   Learn about natural resources including agricultural and geological resources.
Wednesday
MathsWeek 4, Lesson 3 – Divide fractions by integers https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
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EnglishRead and watch about the scientist, Louis Pasteur – jotting down key information:   Read – DK Find Out Louis Pasteur: https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/science/famous-scientists/louis-pasteur/   Watch – Youtube: Mini Bio Louis Pasteur: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXdbQ1JkX7c   Now read and watch about the scientist, Alexander Fleming, jotting down key information:   Read – Britannica Kids: Alexander Fleming: https://kids.britannica.com/kids/article/AlexanderFleming/476259   Watch – BBC Bitesize: Sir Alexander Fleming: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zjx2tfr   Imagine the three scientists you have read about over the past two days, Edward Jenner, Louis Pasteur and Alexander Fleming, have all been nominated for the award, ‘Greatest Scientist of All Time’. You have been asked to select the winner. Based on what you have read and watched, write down who you think deserves to win the prize. Make sure you write a clear and detailed explanation of why you have selected your scientist over the other two.
Foundation SubjectScience – Magnets   Follow the link to BBC Bitesize:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zfrxhbk   Learn about and explore magnets and their everyday uses.
Thursday
MathsWeek 4, Lesson 4 –  Fractions of an amount https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
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EnglishExplore what the NHS is, when it first began and interesting facts by reading and watching the clips on the CBBC Newsround website page, ‘What is the NHS?’ here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/38906932   Based on what you have read and watched, design and create one of the following:   – A poster about the NHS – select the information you found most interesting to create your poster. – An infographic about the NHS. (An infographic is a collection of images, charts and short pieces of text to  provide an easy to understand overview of a topic). Use facts and images to present all you have learnt about the NHS. An example of an infographic can be found here: https://www.gs1uk.org/sites/default/files/gs1_uk_NHS_at_70_Inforgraphic.pdf  
Foundation SubjectComputing – What makes a good computer game?   Follow the link to BBC Bitesize:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6n7xyc
In this lesson learn what goes into making a good computer game and try making your own simple game.
Friday
MathsWeek 4, Lesson 5 – Friday Maths Challenge https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
EnglishWatch the video, ‘For the Heroes: A Pep Talk From Kid President’ here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgF1Enrgo2g   After watching, write down what an ‘everyday-hero’ means to you. Think about someone you consider to be an ‘everyday hero’ during this current time in lockdown. This could be:   someone you know personally, such as a family member, friend or teachersomeone you have seen on the news, such as Captain Tom Moore – watch this Newsround clip to find out more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52277760a whole team of people, such as people working in your local hospital.   Once you have selected your everyday hero, write a letter to say thank-you to them personally. When writing your letter, make sure you include the following: – An opening greeting – An initial sentence/paragraph outlining why you are writing to this person / people – Additional paragraphs giving reasons as to why they are your everyday hero – A concluding paragraph – summarising your reasons / reiterating your thanks – A suitable sign off – this will be different depending on who you are writing your letter to. Once you have written your letter – consider sending it to the person via post. You may even get a reply!
Foundation SubjectMusic – Composing Music from Found Sounds   Follow the link to BBC Bitesize:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdh8jhv   Learn about composing music using found sounds and music technology.

Week beginning 18th May 2020 – PLEASE start where you last got up to

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Virtual Climbing Challenge

Virtual Golf Challenge

Virtual Hockey Challenge

Virtual Rugby Challenge

Monday
MathsPLEASE IGNORE THE DATE ON WHITE ROSE AND CHECK THE WEEK,LESSON & OBJECTIVE BELOW – THE WORKSHEETS ARE THERE FOR THIS WEEK Summer Term – Week 3, Lesson 1 – Simplify fractions https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
Focus Theme: Climate Change This week focuses on what climate change is, what we can do to combat it and how Greta Thunberg has become so influential in addressing this issue.Read National Geographic Kids – What is climate change? As you are reading, make notes for the information you find: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/geography/general-geography/what-is-climate-change/ (Note: The explanation continues below the magazine advertisement). Now watch CAFOD: Climate Change Animation for Primary Schools and make further notes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8unGCTWUWI Imagine you have been asked to create an information page for a magazine based on climate change. Use your notes to create your page, making sure your explanation and facts are clear. You can also use pictures/images to support your explanation. Remember to proof-read your work as you write, checking for spelling and punctuation.
Foundation SubjectDesign & Technology – Learn how to come up with and communicate designs Follow this link to learn the basics of designing and working to a design specification  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrkr47h Watch two video clips demonstrating packaging using 3D software Experiment with nets and then produce a design specification for a phone or tablet device holder!
Tuesday
MathsSummer Term – Week 2, Lesson 2 – Compare and order fractions https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
EnglishExplore how you can help combat climate change, using the two sources below. Make sure you jot down notes as you are reading. NASA Climate Kids website: What can we do to help? https://climatekids.nasa.gov/how-to-help/ National Geographic Kids: 13 ways to save the Earth from climate change: https://www.climaterealityproject.org/sites/default/files/APR%2018%20NGK-Climate%20Change%20tips_0.pdf After reading the two sources, choose your top ten ways to help combat climate change. Create a poster to explain the ‘Top Ten Ways’ other children can help combat climate change. When designing your poster, consider these points. – Think about your layout – how will you make it stand out / eye-catching for your reader? – Think about your main title and subtitles – how could you make these encourage the reader to continue reading? – Think about your vocabulary – try to use precise vocabulary to make your explanations succinct.
Foundation SubjectScience – LINK to Science of Gases What is a gas?  Watch the bitesize video and complete the activities to review your understanding of solids, liquids and gases:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkgg87h/articles/zsgwwxs Follow the instructions in the linked document on how gases can produce some unexpected results in the everyday world.  You will need to read all of the health and safety guidance carefully and some items of equipment are required this week that you may not have easy access to, so just do what you can and enjoy!   Make sure to take a Science Selfie and post them on the school’s Twitter account so we can see how well you get on! 
Wednesday
MathsSummer Term – Week 2, Lesson 3 – Add and subtract fractions https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
EnglishRead the following three poems: – Ways to Change the World – Start Now by Matt Goodfellow (page 9 of extract) – Munch, Crunch, Packed Lunch … by Liz Brownlee (pages 12-13 of extract) – Couch Superstar by Matt Goodfellow (pages 14-15 of extract) All of the above are taken from the extract of Be The Change by Liz Brownlee, Roger Stevens, and Matt Goodfellow, available here: https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/16436/Be-The-Change-by-Liz-Brownlee-Roger-Stevens-Matt-Goodfellow.html (You will need to register with LoveReading4Kids to view the extract. Membership is free).  After reading the three poems, select your favourite one. Write down which is your favourite giving reasons for your choice. Now watch the rap Refuse, Reuse, Recycle on Earth’s Ekko: Together We Can Make A World of Difference from 11:00 – 12:22 mins here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyIkKHS0ZmE After watching the rap, create your own based on climate change. This may be completely written by yourself or you may choose to edit one of the poems you read earlier. If you do choose to edit one of the poems, you could edit it in these suggested ways: – adding an extra verse you have written  and/or a chorus which could go between each stanza – redrafting some of the lines using https://www.wordhippo.com/  to help with improving the vocabulary – removing some of the original lines / changing the order. Once you have written your rap, have a go at performing it to someone in your house. If possible, you could also record it to send to your teacher or post on Twitter!
Foundation SubjectHistory Ancient Greeks – Lesson 4 The Olympics Follow PPT (LINK HERE) Modern Olympics: Ask the children about the most recent Olympic Games. What do they remember? Quick research if needed. What events can they remember? Discuss and share. Recall Jess Ennis visit! Can you describe the modern day Olympic Games? Ancient Greek Olympics: Explain how the Olympics started in Ancient Greece and was a huge event. The different states were often at war but there was always peace during the games as it was a religious event. How does pottery help us find out what happened? How do we know about these events? What is our evidence? Look at different paintings and pottery which show the events (LINK HERE ). What event? Children to look at Greek Vases in the Photo Pack and try to work out what sport is depicted on each vase. Extra activity – children research the history of an Olympic event and note changes throughout time. Or play the board game (LINK HERE).
Thursday
MathsSummer Term Week 2, Lesson 4 – Mixed addition and subtraction https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year6/
EnglishRead and make notes about Greta Thunberg, a young environmental activist, taken from the book Earth Heroes by Lily Dyu here: https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/16709/Earth-Heroes-by-Lily-Dyu.html (You will need to register with LoveReading4Kids to view the extract. Membership is free). After reading about Greta’s life, watch these two clips and make further notes about her life. (Note: Due to the sensitive nature of some the content, it is advised that these clips are watched and discussed with an adult). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRgJ-22S_Rs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzLuAHLR53A After reading and watching the clips about Greta Thunberg, create a short biography about her life. Remember to write your biography in chronological order (from Greta’s birth up until most recent times), selecting the key dates and facts about her life. Make sure you proof-read your work as you write, checking for spelling and punctuation.
Foundation SubjectReligion – Hinduism – Lesson 4 Learn about the four ashramas Brahmacharya Grihasta Vanaprastha Sannyasa   Read the attached passage (LINK) and write a short paragraph explaining each one and what it means to a Hindu. Investigate how Hindus mark important stages in life. (the 16 Samskaras)
Friday
MathsSummer Term Week 2, Lesson 5 – Friday Maths challenge https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
EnglishImagine you have been invited by Greta Thunberg to join her at her next speech to World Leaders. Imagine she has asked you to prepare a short speech about climate change and what you think needs to be done to combat it. Watch these short clips of Greta in action for inspiration: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/49803015 https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/49793394 Write your speech outlining what climate change is, its effect on the world and your five key ways to help combat it. Think about using emotive, powerful language to persuade World Leaders that this is an urgent matter. If possible, once you have written your speech, record/film it to send to your teacher.
Foundation SubjectComputing – Purple Mash Unit 5.5 Game Creator – LINK Follow instructions on PDF, Lesson 3 Unless otherwise stated, all resources can be found on the main unit 5.5 page.   Please email if your child cannot remember their Purple Mash password.Feel free to work past this if you want J

Additional activities:

If you enjoyed this week, why not try some of these additional activities?

• CBBC Newsround has some great clips to watch based around climate change – watch them here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/45880637

• Enjoyed learning about Greta? Read some interesting facts about her life here: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/kids-club/cool-kids/general-kids-club/greta-thunberg-facts/ 

• Learn more about climate change by visiting Tiki the Penguin’s Guide to Climate Change here: https://tikithepenguin.org/global_warming/climate_home.html

• Find out about weather and climate with a video, images and short quiz here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z849q6f/articles/z7dkhbk 

Week beginning 11th May 2020 – please carry on from where you get up to each time

PE Timetable Week 3

Monday
MathsSummer Term – Week 2, Lesson 1 – Angles in special quadrilaterals https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
English Theme: Robots (Part 2) This week you will have the opportunity to explore, design and create your own robot! When following links online, parents should monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online. You will also make links with The Wizard of Oz referenced last week and begin writing a story featuring your own robot creation.Today you are going to explore robots! Watch, enjoy and find out how robots can be used in these clips. As you watch and read, collect and discuss some of the technical vocabulary. Nat Geo Kids – Fun Facts About Robots: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuPAImipntw&feature=youtu.be   Five Robots that are Changing Everything: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17lk7D38ALY&feature=youtu.be   More information about robots can be found on this web page: Controlling Physical Systems https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zs7s4wx/articles/zxjsfg8   and in this downloadable extract from National Geographic Kids –Robots: https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/16253/Robots-by-Melissa-Stewart.html (You will need to register with LoveReading4Kids to view the extract. Membership is free). After watching the film clips and reading the material, discuss with a family member the many ways in which robots can help/are used. Write these uses in a chart or list like this:   Ways in which robots can help us: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Foundation SubjectPSHE – Starting Secondary School Follow this link to learn about the transition from primary to secondary school This lesson includes: two videos about the differences pupils will encounter in a new larger schoola practice activity to help your child think about the change of schools  
Tuesday
MathsSummer Term – Week 2, Lesson 2 – angles in regular polygons https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
EnglishUsing your research from yesterday, today you are going to have a go at creating your own imaginary robot! Look at some of the pictures here for ideas from the artist Darrell Wakelam: https://www.trendsmap.com/twitter/tweet/1256855365452521472   Darrell Wakelam’s twitter page: https://twitter.com/DarrellWakelam   What would you like your robot to do? What would its key function be? What might it look like? Draw a diagram with labels or create a fact file on your robot.  View this clip here for ideas: https://www.goodnet.org/articles/9-home-robots-that-make-your-life-much-easier Try to use include some of the technical or more formal vocabulary you may have read above, or heard in the clips from yesterday. (e.g. futuristic, microscopic, series of actions, powered by, designed for, specific task, etc). If you have recycling materials available, use junk modelling to create your own robot. Take photos and send them to your class teacher/school.  
Foundation SubjectScience – LINK to Floating and Sinking Science What is buoyancy?  Watch the bitesize video to unpick the science behind items that float (buoyant items) and items that sink: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zc89k7h/articles/zytqj6f Follow the instructions in the linked document on how to investigate floating object and then it’s time to put your engineering skills to the test to make the most buoyant boat you possibly can!   Make sure to take a Science Selfie and post them on the school’s Twitter account so we can see how well you get on!
Wednesday
MathsSummer Term – Week 2, Lesson 3 – Problem solving https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
EnglishComplete or refine your robot creation built yesterday. Today, you are going to write some information and /or explanation as to how your robot works. This could be in the form of a Powerpoint or presentation to your family. Remember to include key information, lifting ideas and vocabulary from your diagram or fact file created yesterday. If you are using Powerpoint, you may choose to insert some photographs of your robot too!
Foundation SubjectHistory – Ancient Greeks – Lesson 2 Open PDF LINK ‘Lesson Presentation: Who were the Ancient Greeks?’ Look at a map of Greece now and compare to the size of the empire. Look at the different empires of the time and compare to other large empires of different periods. Show clip of https://www.the-map-as-history.com/Ancient-Greece-Hellenistic-world/Territorial-evolution How did empires grow? Why did they want to grow? Children to colour in (and label) a map (LINK SHEET HERE) showing the Greek empire at its biggest stage. (Alexander the Great) Additionally label names of key territories in one colour and their modern day names now. Extra activity; annotate map to explain why and how the empire grew. See poster (LINK) to check your work 🙂   
Thursday
MathsSummer Term Week 2, Lesson 4 – Problem Solving https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
EnglishReturn to the story of The Wizard of Oz from last week. Learn about why the Tin Man wanted a heart by reading Chapter 5 of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/43936/43936-h/43936-h.htm#Chapter_V   Compare the Tin Man’s plight with that of Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story. The Tin Man desperately wants a heart. What does Buzz Lightyear want? (to be human and not a toy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vddEvqS6M4o (PG certificate). Think about your own robot. What might your robot wish for? E.g. a heart, a brain, new hands to do a particular job, or simply to become human. Write a character description of your robot as it might appear in a story. Remember in addition to all the physical features you may have included in your fact file or Powerpoint earlier this week, this time you will also need to include some of your character’s thoughts and feelings, just like L. Frank Baum did with the Tin Man. Remember to read through your writing to check it makes sense and to check for spelling and punctuation.
Foundation SubjectReligion – Hinduism Link to Lesson 3 sheet Watch – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq6_HUMtQtI   Write a list using bullet points about what Hindus believe about reincarnation.   Draw around a plate/something round and create their own cycle of life.  What will happen to them when etc. (use above video to help with ideas) Design a ‘Game of Life’ using a snakes and ladders board layout. Pupils could add own suggested positive/negative actions to the bottom of ladders/top of snakes.
Friday
MathsSummer Term Week 2, Lesson 5 – Friday Maths challenge https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
EnglishToday you are going to write the opening to a story featuring your robot. You will need to include a description of your robot using ideas you have gathered this week. Your story could be about your robot’s quest to satisfy their wish – whether it be for a heart, brains, new hands, or to become human. To help you plan, consider: Where is your story going to be set? Will your robot have another character to help them along the way, just as Dorothy helped the Tin Man? What obstacles might they meet along the way?
Foundation SubjectMusic: Follow this link to learn about duration, tempo and Beethoven. This lesson includes: 1) one video to help you understand duration and tempo2) one video to tell you more about Beethoven’s Symphony No.53) three activities to try out.

Week beginning 4th May 2020 – please carry on from where you get up to each time

Hello from Mr Stark and welcome to the week

PE Timetable Week 2

Monday
MathsSummer Term – Week 1, Lesson 1 – Vertically opposite angles https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
English Theme: Robots (Part 1) During weeks 3 and 4, the focus texts each contain living characters made from metal or wood. You will explore extracts from Tin by Pádraig Kenny, Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, considering themes such as loyalty, friendship and adventure.Before reading today’s text, use a dictionary, thesaurus or https://www.wordhippo.com/  to define the words: animate, sentience, embarrassing, condolences and alleviate. Read Chapter 1 of Tin by Pádraig Kenny. https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/15153/Tin-by-Padraig-Kenny.html  (You will need to register with LoveReading4Kids. Membership is free). Collect words and phrases which describe Absalom e.g. spidery, predatory, sly, a rattle-snake. Role on the Wall activity: Draw a simple outline of a human figure to represent Mr. Absalom. Inside the figure, write words and phrases from the text which betray Mr Absalom’s true feelings and emotions, e.g. sly, a sour look, he could smell money about to change hands. Outside the figure, write words and phrases which describe the way Mr Absalom is acting/ may appear to others, e.g. smiling, gentle, sympathetic. What impression of Mr Absalom does this chapter give? Write down your response.
Foundation SubjectComputing – Purple Mash Unit 5.5 Game Creator – LINK Follow instructions on PDF, Lesson 2 Unless otherwise stated, all resources can be found on the main unit 5.5 page.   Please email if your child cannot remember their Purple Mash password.
Tuesday
MathsSummer Term – Week 1, Lesson 2 – angles in a triangle https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
English“He was secretly delighted at the possibility of being sold…” Re-read the Tin extract, available here: https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/15153/Tin-by-Padraig-Kenny.html  Collect phrases which suggest that Jack wants to be sold. Think about and record in writing, responses to the following questions: • In what ways does Jack try to secure his sale? • Why do you think that Jack wanted to be sold? “Christopher tried to dampen the hot, sickening anger he felt.” • Why was Christopher so unhappy about the sale? Use a dictionary, thesaurus or https://www.wordhippo.com/  to define the word ‘humanely’. • Which character behaves the most humanely in this chapter? Why? • Which character behaves in the least humane way in this chapter? Why?
Foundation SubjectScience – LINK to Project on Spinning Science There may not be many planes in the sky at the moment but this week we are investigating the science of flight and how we can use air resistance to improve a flying object. Watch the following video to recap on your understanding of air resistance: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zsjd7ty Follow the instructions in the linked document on how to make the very best spinners – ones that fall accurately or fall as slowly to the ground as possible.  Lots of fun to be had exploring the science behind flight! Make sure to take a Science Selfie and post them on the school’s Twitter account so we can see how well you get on!
Wednesday
MathsSummer Term – Week 1, Lesson 3 – Angles in a triangle – special cases https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
EnglishWatch author Pádraig Kenny talking about his novel Tin in the following short clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDsKx6g-PSg  “The main idea I had was an image I had of a man attempting to sell a robotic boy to a childless couple at Christmas. The novel progressed from there.” Think about and record in writing, responses to the following: • Why is this image so powerful? • Why do you think Pádraig Kenny chose to open his novel with this scene? • What impression does this scene give the reader of Mr Absalom and the robotic child (Jack)? Using this week’s extract, create an illustration to accompany this scene. • How will you illustrate Mr Absalom, Jack, Christopher and the childless couple? • How do your illustrations help the reader to gain an understanding of each character?
Foundation SubjectHistory Ancient Greeks Read and watch clips about the Ancient Greeks here –  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z87tn39 Open PowerPoint LINK HERE and click through. Children create their own timeline for the Ancient Greeks. Either cut and stick using sheet LINK HERE or draw and write if you have no printer or prefer to do it this way.
Thursday
MathsSummer Term Week 1, Lesson 4 – Angles in a triangle – missing angles https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
EnglishIn his novel, Pinocchio, the author Carlo Collodi describes the wooden puppet Pinocchio using the following vocabulary: insolent, derisive, rascal, imp, wretched. Use a dictionary, thesaurus or https://www.wordhippo.com/  to define these words. Investigate and collect a range of synonyms (words meaning the same or nearly the same) and antonyms (words meaning the opposite) linked to these words. • What impression do these words give you of Pinocchio?   Before reading today’s text, use a dictionary, thesaurus or https://www.wordhippo.com/  to define the words immediately and desperately. Look out for these words within today’s story. Read chapters 1-3 of Pinocchio at http://www.gutenberg.org/files/16865/16865-h/16865-h.htm  • What ‘impish’ behaviour does Pinocchio display? Record in writing.
Foundation SubjectReligion – Hinduism Link to Lesson 2 sheet 1. Look at images of Elderly people (could be one of your family members) 2. What are the main things that happen when you get old? 3. What do you think will happen to you when you get older? 4. Discuss thoughts and feeling about the fact that getting old and eventually dying is part of the human experience with your parents. 5. Bullet point ideas about beliefs and ideas that people might have about the purpose of human life.
Friday
MathsSummer Term Week 1, Lesson 5 – Friday Maths challenge https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
EnglishIn his novel, Pinocchio, the author Carlo Collodi describes the old carpenter Geppetto using the word fiery. Use a dictionary, thesaurus or https://www.wordhippo.com/  to define this word. What impression does this word give you of Geppetto? Re-read chapters 1-3 of Pinocchio at http://www.gutenberg.org/files/16865/16865-h/16865-h.htm  What ‘fiery’ behaviour does Geppetto display? Make a list. Using the events at the start of Pinocchio (Chapters 1-3), create a true/false quiz based upon the story to test your family with. Can they offer reasons (including evidence from the novel) for their answers?
Foundation SubjectArt Watercolour – experimenting with watercolour Work through PowerPoint LINK HERE Compare and contrast Monet and Renoir paintings.   Activity 1: On a piece of paper or the one attached for today’s learning LINK HERE have a go at using paints and water to create different textures. If you haven’t got paints, have a go with felt pens or crayons. Experiment with adding water to the paper or the pens.  See what happens.

Additional activities:

Compare and contrast the scene from the 1940 motion picture Pinocchio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jkg6xcetV0  with the opening of Carlo Collodi’s novel. Which do you prefer and why?

• Predict what might happen to Pinocchio, Jack and Christopher in the rest of the novels Tin and Pinocchio.

Week beginning 27th April 2020 – please carry on from where you get up to each time

PE Timetable Week 1

Day 1
MathsWeek 2, Lesson 1 – Calculating Scale Factors https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
EnglishRead and enjoy up to the chapter ‘First Day Jitters.’ (Page 35 if you have the book) https://www.readingsanctuary.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Wonder.pdf  What are your first impressions of the following characters? – August – Mom – Dad – Mr Tushman – Jack Will – Julian – Charlotte   Jot down a few ideas for each character focusing only on what you have read. (Not what you know if you have read/seen Wonder before!) You could write it in a grid. (See grid below). You might have more than one first impression of a character, in which case write them all.
Foundation SubjectGeography – Lesson 2 Water cycle in a bag experiment Take the large bowl and fill it with several centimetres of water.Place your small pot in the centre of the bowl of water, making sure not to get any water inside it.Cover the large bowl with clingfilm and fasten this down securely to the side of the bowl.Put a weight on top of the clingfilm, over the centre of the small pot to push the clingfilm down into it slightly.Place your experiment on a warm sunny window sill and leave for a few days. You should find that the heat of the sun evaporates the water, which rises, condenses on the cool plastic, and falls into the small container. This is a small version of what happens in the real water cycle. You will need:
A large bowl
A small yogurt pot or plastic cup
Clingfilm
Water
Small weight
Sunny window sill Watch this video and start to write down some facts around our image of the watercycle –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5gFI3pMvoI
Day 2
MathsWeek 2, Lesson 2 – Ratio and Proportion Problems https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
EnglishImagine you are Auggie. How would you be feeling before your first day at school? Write a short diary entry for the night before you start school. Consider the following: – your thoughts and feelings; – your hopes for the day; – your fears for the day. Now watch the following clips from the film (PG certificate): a) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cp95gWHVejo    b) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJMCctR8ivc    Then read the chapter ‘Choose Kind’ (pg 45 in the book) up to the chapter ‘September’ (pg 61 in the book). https://www.readingsanctuary.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Wonder.pdf Consider how Auggie’s first day actually went. Write another diary entry as Auggie at the end of this first day. Consider the following: • Write about the events of the day in chronological order (the order they happened throughout the day) • Add in your thoughts and feelings. • Hopes/fears for the next day. • Hopes/fears for friendships.   Read back your diary out loud and check for spelling and punctuation.
Foundation SubjectScience – LINK to Science Project Microorganisms.doc Why is it so important to wash our hands?  Watch this video to give yourself an understanding of MICRO-ORGANISMS: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zfxxsbk/articles/zsgtrwx This week you’ll be carrying out your own biology experiment that shows how micro-organisms grow over time.  You will need to read the instructions very carefully and keep checking how your experiment is going.  It is very important that you read all of the Healthy and safety guidance.  Good luck!
Day 3
MathsWeek 2, Lesson 3 – Measure with a Protractor https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
EnglishWith an adult, research together the condition that affected Auggie – Treacher Collins Syndrome. Use this website below: https://www.health.com/condition/genetic-disorders/treacher-collins-syndrome Have a look at this website below: https://ccakids.org/ On the home page, scroll down to the section ‘Meet Our Kids.’ Take a look at a few real-life stories. Note: Parents may choose to watch these clips first and select key sections to watch together. The clips are not essential for the completion of the following activities. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feGliiEsomo  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q73kk-GIAOY  Produce an information page for a children’s magazine all about Treacher Collins Syndrome. Think about including the following: – Facts about the syndrome and how it affects people. – A phrase or hashtag about the importance of being kind – Reference to the book – Reference to stopping bullying – Any useful websites   You can carry out your own research too to help you. Be as creative as you can and make your page visually appealing. Remember to think about the purpose and audience. The purpose is to provide information about Treacher Collins Syndrome. The audience is children.
Foundation SubjectComputing – Purple Mash Unit 5.5 Game Creator – Click here for link Follow instructions on PDF, Lesson 1 Unless otherwise stated, all resources can be found on the main unit 5.5 page.   Please email if your child cannot remember their Purple Mash password.
Day 4
MathsWeek 2, Lesson 4 – Introduce Angles https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
EnglishPoetry – Beautifully different, wonderfully the same! Read the following poem: https://genius.com/Sugababes-ugly-lyrics Look up the word ‘ugly’ in a dictionary/Word Hippo (online dictionary) Now read this poem: https://genius.com/Keala-settle-this-is-me-lyrics (I bet you can’t read it without actually singing!) What does ‘unique’ mean? Look it up in a dictionary and write down the definition. Can you find some synonyms for the word unique? Note them down. We are all unique! What makes you unique? Write down a list of things that make you unique. It could be something unique about your appearance, about your family, about your hobbies/interests etc. Write your ‘Unique’ poem all about you. Follow this format: You can have as many lines as you want in your poem. Share your finished poem with someone that you live with.
Foundation SubjectReligion – Hinduism  Click here for the activity sheet for this lesson. Find a photograph of yourself as a baby.  Take a picture of yourself now and stick it next to the baby picture.  What has changed?   What has stayed the same?
Day 5
MathsWeek 2, Lesson 5 – Calculate Angles https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
EnglishToday you are going to write your own opening chapter about a child’s first day at school, a child who is different in some way. Watch these clips. Tamara: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4frsp-rR6c The Present https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjqiU5FgsYc  Little Freak https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INHVxA-rM48  Choose one of the above as a character for your story. Think about what you have read/watched this week regarding Auggie. See the table below for a way to plan your story. After you have planned your story, write your first chapter. Think about all the writing techniques that you have been taught in Year 6 and see how many you can use in your chapter. Read back your chapter out loud and check back over your spelling and punctuation.
Foundation SubjectSpanish – Powerpoint Lesson 1 In this lesson pupils will learn to understand and give their own opinions about singular items.  Slide 2 – The picture appears first on mouse click and then the opinion. Allow children to repeat the Spanish several times so that they become familiar with it. Slide 4 – Listen & repeat Slide 5 – The opinion icons are now shown and pupils must say/write in Spanish the opinion shown about each picture/word 1-4. Written answers appear on further mouse clicks and there is audio attached to both the opinion icons and the sentences. Slide 6 – children give their opinions on the items shown.

Week beginning 20th April 2020:

Letter from Mr Stark about Home Learning

Message from Mr Beckett for you all

Monday
MathsWeek 1, Lesson 1 – Using Ratio Language https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
EnglishExplore the Greek Gods using the following website: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/greece/greek-gods/ Makes some short notes about each God. Which is your favourite Greek God you have read about? Why? Now read this extract from the book ‘Greek Gods and Heroes’:  https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/15699/Greek-Gods-and-Heroes-Meet-40-mythical-immortals-by-Sylvie-Baussier.html (You will need to become a member of the LoveReading4Kids community. Membership is free). Imagine you are to write an entry about your favourite God to go into the book. Design a page that could be inserted into the book. Think about your layout so it is similar to the rest of the book. Features such as fact boxes, sub-titles and pictures may be used.
Foundation SubjectGeography Watch and read: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkgg87h/articles/z3wpp39 Download and complete: https://www.mdba.gov.au/sites/default/files/water-cycle-worksheet.pdf or draw the diagram from link and fill it in from scratch.
Tuesday
MathsWeek 1, Lesson 2 – Ratio and Fractions https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
EnglishRead, watch and listen to the Greek myth ‘Theseus and the Minotaur’. Read: http://myths.e2bn.org/mythsandlegends/textonly563-theseus-and-the-minotaur.html Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQuAUBX5xBw Listen: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/ks2-primary-history-ancient-greece-theseus/zkvqkmn Go back to the text http://myths.e2bn.org/mythsandlegends/textonly563-theseus-and-the-minotaur.html and use WordHippo https://www.wordhippo.com/ to investigate any words which you are unsure of.  Write synonyms of these words and a definition. Re-write the story using a maximum of 500 words. Every word counts so make sure you use exciting vocabulary and a range of sentences to excite and interest your reader.
Foundation SubjectScience Following on from Easter,  click here for some egg-cellent egg-speriments that you can carry out at home with eggs.  Record your results on paper or take photographs of yourself and upload them to @TrumacarPrimary on twitter!
Wednesday
MathsWeek 1, Lesson 3 – Introducing the Ratio Symbol https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
EnglishRead Chapter 4 ‘My Mother Teaches Me Bullfighting’ from Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief here: https://getfreestorybooks.weebly.com/uploads/1/0/7/7/107718885/riordan_rick-percy_jackson-_the_complete_series.pdf  (This will download as a pdf). You can also listen as you read here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2LNyTZZajE Write down words and phrases from the text that describe the minotaur. Now watch the film clip of the same scene here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAE_PelhISM  (PG certificate). Have a go at writing some sentences that start with words ending in ‘ing’ to describe the scene, such as: ‘Drawing his sword, Percy dived towards the fearsome creature.’ A list of words ending in ‘ing’can be found here: https://www.mrsmuellersworld.com/uploads/1/3/0/5/13054185/ing_openers_cheat_sheet.pdf  (This will download as a pdf). Use some of your ‘ing openers’ and your own ideas to write this scene in your own words.
Foundation SubjectHistory There has never been a better time to learn about the origins of our fantastic NHS! One of the most important changes in our society to result from the Second World War was the creation of the National Health Service. Watch this short report on the NHS:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/38906932 Now, use information from this webpage:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/how-did-britain-build-the-nhs/zvhmkmn to help you put together a detailed factfile on the NHS.  This is something that you could display in your front window to show your appreciation for our NHS workers.
Thursday
MathsWeek 1, Lesson 4 – Calculating Ratio https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
EnglishResearch Greek monsters here: https://greekgodsandgoddesses.net/creatures/ Write down facts about your three favourites. Have a quick look at the extract from ‘Myth Match: A Fantastical Flipbook of Extraordinary Beasts’ here: https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/15071/Myth-Match-by-Good-Wives-and-Warriors.html  Based on this, create your own Greek monster hybrid, such as a ‘Chimarion’ a mixture of a Chimaera and Arion. Draw a picture of your Greek monster and label its features. If you need some help with the layout, have a look at the ‘Monsterology’ extract here: https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/3647/Dr-Drakes-Collectors-Library-by-Dugald-Steer.html and use this to create your own entry.
Foundation SubjectReligion – Christianity We have just celebrated the festival of Easter, but what is it all about? Watch this bitesize video:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/ztkxpv4/articles/z4t6rj6 Easter carries a number of themes that permeate Christianity.  Research these words and, in your own words, explain what each of them means to you:
Friday
MathsWeek 1, Lesson 5 – Using Scale Factors https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
EnglishExtended write: Using all you have read / watched throughout the week, create a fight scene/chapter between a hero (this may be you!) and the Greek creature you created yesterday. Try to include some ‘ing opener’ sentences and interesting words/phrases which you have collected throughout the week. Once you have written this, you may want to read it aloud to a family member or even record the reading to send to your teacher!
Foundation SubjectArt Drawing with perspective. Watch this BBC bitesize video:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zvq6sbk Now, can you create your own landscape drawing (it doesn’t require colour unless you have access to paints/crayons/felt tips etc) that using the techniques for requiring perspective shown in the video.  It will work best if you able to look out of a window or sit outside your home so that you can look up or down the street a distance.

Teacher’s own work sheets

South America Project

Other sites:

KS2 Bitesize Topics

White Rose Maths Home Learning for Parents and Carers – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

White Rose Maths

Yr 6 – Autumn Block 1 – Place Value

Yr 6 – Autumn Block 2 – Four Operations

Yr 6 – Autumn Block 3 – Fractions

Yr 6 – Autumn Block 4 – Position and Direction

Yr 6 – Spring Block 1 – Decimals

Yr 6 – Spring Block 2 – Percentages

Yr 6 – Spring Block 3 – Algebra

Yr 6 – Spring Block 4 – Converting Units

Yr 6 – Spring Block 5 – Perimeter, Area and Volume

Yr 6 – Spring Block 6 – Ratio