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Home Learning

Tuesday 14th July

 

Today’s activities include the daily BBC bitesize lesson found at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons and 20 minutes of reading.

As well as this, we would like you to produce a poster to demonstrate some of your learning from the topic on Amazing Asia.

 

For literacy, challenge yourself to write a story based on the plan attached. This will be your literacy task for the next three days. To begin, you will need to add details to the skeleton frame then you are ready to write. Finally, remember to proof read your work, edit and improve.
It would be lovely to read your finished pieces so please share them with us.

Monday 13th July!

 

 

Good Morning.

Here we are at Week 7 - the last week of this school year!

Below is the weekly overview of learning.

As usual, we would like you to do today's BBC Bitesize activity https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons and your 20 minutes of reading.

I have also attached 2 SPAG sheets for you to work through. These are a revision of lots of different SPAG questions that you will have covered this year. The sheets are differentiated: 1 star is the easiest and 3 is the most tricky. Please choose which sheet is best for you.

 

For science, we are continuing with evolution. Look at the sheets on human evolution and complete the tasks. Again these are differentiated using the stars.

Friday 10th July

 


 
 Good morning,
 
Today’s activities include the daily BBC bitesize lesson found at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons and 20 minutes of reading.

Next Friday, we will be inviting you to have a 'Home Sports Day'. More details will follow but this will be an event that your whole family can get involved in. Today, we want you to design a poster to advertise the event to your family. Remember to include the date (Friday 17th July) and time (you can decide), where it will take place and anything your family will need for the event (water bottles, sports wear, etc.).

Your transition task this week is 'To find realistic solutions to a problem.'
Explore the scenario cards about moving to your next school. Can you come up with an ‘action plan’ for each scenario?

Have a great weekend!

 

Thursday 9th July

Today’s activities include the daily BBC bitesize lesson found at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons and 20 minutes of reading.

As well as this, we would like you to complete the problem solving activity attached – The mystery of the Underground Blackout Theft.

For literacy, edit and improve your stories. Remember to spell check, check your use of punctuation and up level words. You could also check that you have written your story using a variety of sentence structures with a range of conjunctions.

Wednesday 8th July

 

For literacy today, we would like you to retell a story set in Asia, written in the same style as The cloud tea monkeys by Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham.  The authors of this story wrote with lots of description. If you need to be reminded of their story and style of writing, then please watch the story again on the following links (remember the story is retold over three videos). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2KjPqz9zdE, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCLf31C8uPs  and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AqJvcnvybg.

In art, you will have the opportunity to explore Manga art in the PowerPoint attached.

The term manga is used in Japan to refer to both comics and cartooning. Outside Japan, the word is typically used to refer to comics originally published in the country.

Watch the PowerPoint to understand more about the origins of manga then use the support sheet to create your own manga character.

 

Also remember to complete at least 20 minutes of reading and work on your daily maths lesson found at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons.

 

 

Tuesday 7th July

 

Today’s activities include the daily BBC bitesize lesson found at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons and 20 minutes of reading.

For Art, please see the link to Chinese paper cuts https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zdmhf9q/articles/zdsxmfr
Chinese paper cuts are used to decorate windows during the Chinese New Year .They are usually red because the colour red symbolises happiness and good luck. Follow the instructions on the link to create an incredible piece of art.

Lastly, your writing task involves you writing a book review for the Cloud Tea Monkeys Book. The book is read over three videos - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2KjPqz9zdEhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCLf31C8uPs
and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AqJvcnvybg I hope you enjoy the story as much as I did.

Please see the attached support notes to help you write an effective book review.

Monday 6th July

 

 

Good Morning!

Please see the post for the overview of this week's learning.

Today's literacy task is spelling. The words have been sent below.
 
Today’s activities also include the daily BBC bitesize lesson found at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons and 20 minutes of reading.
 
For your science, we are continuing with the topic of evolution. Today's task is about Missing Transitional Forms. Transitional forms are the living things that show the ‘in between’ stage between an ancestor and the modern living relative. While some were fossilised and have been found, others have not been. Artists use fossils to draw what they think the living thing would have looked like (the illustrations for dinosaurs for example). Can you work out what the transitional form would have looked like for the following living things?

I have also sent another origami task for you to try.

Friday 3rd July

 

Good Morning!

Today's literacy task is to complete a Nelson Reading Comprehension. The children do these on a weekly basis in school so they should be familiar to them. I have posted photographs of the text and the questions.

Secondly, remember to complete at least 20 minutes of reading and work on your daily maths lesson found at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons.

We would like you to also complete a computing activity using the following link:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zq39vwx
This is an internet safety lesson about the basics of how to know what information you can trust online.

Finally, you need to finish your transition booklet that was sent out last week.

Have a great weekend!

 

Thursday 2nd July

For the literacy task today, we would like you to write a set of instructions on how to survive on a desert island. If you have been reading Kensuke’s kingdom, you will have lots of ideas that you could include in your instructions. There are many factors to consider including shelter, tools, food, water and source of fire to name a few. It would be lovely to read your instructions, so please share them with use via dojo.

The second activity is a problem solving one that is attached called The Mystery of the Pilfered Penguins.

It’s feeding time at The Safari So Goody Park and the keepers are all in their areas with various vegetables, meat and fish and some expectant animals. However, while Sonia Seafood was feeding the penguins she noticed that eight penguins were missing. She searched high and low but they were nowhere to be seen. There was no way for them to escape, and penguins can’t fly. They must have been stolen!

You are the chief detective in charge of the case. You and the Scenes of Crime Officers (SOCOs) need to find the culprit as soon as possible before more animals go missing. You need to find the penguins, too, so that they can have the right care and food.

 

Lastly, remember to complete at least 20 minutes of reading and work on your daily maths lesson found at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons.

Wednesday 1st July 

 

Today’s activities include the daily BBC bitesize lesson found at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons and 20 minutes of reading.

As well as this, we would like you to complete a SPAG task that asks you to identify nouns and verbs. Remember to choose your level of challenge: 1 star for mild, 2 for spicy and 3 for hot.

Lastly, there is a problem solving task involving pentominoes.  A pentomino is a plane shape composed of five joined squares. See the attached document showing the 12 pentominoes and  arrange them in any way you like to represent animals, objects or just about anything. Remember not to overlap any of the pentominoes. As an extra challenge, try to use all 12 shapes in your design.

 

Tuesday 30th June

 

Good Morning!

Today we will be moving on to instruction writing in literacy.  Work through the PowerPoint then rewrite the instructions using the tips you have learnt.

For art, I want you to create a painting in the style of Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai. He is famous for his paintings that always show Mt Fuji. In school we will be using pastels but you can use any medium you like. You don't need to copy the examples, just use them as inspiration for you own art work.

Don't forget your 20 minutes reading and the BBC Bitesize activity: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons and 20 minutes of reading.

 

Monday 29th June

 

Please find attached spellings for this week.

Monday 29th June

 

 

Good Morning!

Please see the attachment for the overview of this week's learning.

Today's literacy task is spelling. The words will be sent in a separate post.

Today’s activities also include the daily BBC bitesize lesson found at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons and 20 minutes of reading.

For your science, we are continuing with the topic of evolution, focusing on the scientist Charles Darwin. Please watch the video and do the quiz below:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvhhvcw/articles/z9qs4qt
Then read the information about him here:
https://kids.britannica.com/kids/article/Charles-Darwin/353038
We would like you to create a comic strip showing the key points in his life. Make sure you add a sentence to explain each drawing.

I have also sent another origami task for you to try.

 

Friday 26th June

 

Today’s activities include the daily BBC bitesize lesson found at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons and 20 minutes of reading.

As well as this, we would like you to complete the reading comprehension – Dragon Bone Mystery Cracked. Remember to choose your level of challenge: 1 star for mild, 2 for spicy and 3 for hot.

 

Your writing task today is to write a letter. In school today, year 6 will be writing a letter from Michael to Eddie retelling some of the key events that have happened to Michael in Kensuke’s Kingdom. If you haven’t read the book, you can write a letter to a friend about an exciting trip that you have taken.

 

For Geography/ Environmental Studies, read the information attached and design an informative poster detailing an issue that is causing some animal species to become extinct.

 

The transition activity for Year 6 requires you to complete a transition booklet. This is the task set for this week and next week as it will take some time to read through the whole booklet and answer the questions set.

 

Miss Brooks and Miss Collins

 

Thursday 25th June


For today's literacy lesson we would like you to look at different types of sentences: statements, explanations, questions and commands. Look through the PowerPoint to remind yourself of these sentence types. Then generate some examples of each type. The Y6 children in school have written them based on Kensuke's Kingdom but you can choose any topic. Try to write at least 5 of each type.

Please click on the link below to view today's maths.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

I have also attached a maths mystery for you to solve:
The Mystery of The Missing Pirate Treasure.

As usual, please remember to read for at least 20 minutes.

Have a good day and enjoy the sunshine!

Wednesday 24th June

 

Today's literacy task is all about diary writing. We would like you to write at least 2 diary entries. The Y6 children in school will be basing these on 2 points in the story 'Kensuke's Kingdom' - when Michael gets the news that his dad has lost his job and when Michael finds out they will be going travelling. You can do these too if you have been reading this book at home or you can use you imagination to think up the scenarios. Try to find 2 very different events so you can show different emotions in your diary entries. Use the PowerPoint sent yesterday to ensure you include all the correct features.

Please click on the link below to view today's maths.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons
 
We would also like you to complete a Design Technology activity. We would like you to design, make and evaluate a book mark. You can use any material that you have at home: card, felt, paper, buttons. Here are some ideas you might like to inspire you:
https://www.diys.com/create-your-own-bookmarks/
Remember to:
1. Design - drawing and labelling a plan including equipment and materials that will be needed.
2. Make (Have Fun)!
3. Evaluate - what want well, what would you change etc.

As usual, please remember to read for at least 20 minutes.

Have a good day and enjoy the sunshine!

Tuesday 23rd June


Today's tasks involve understanding the features found in a diary, drawing a terracotta army figure and your daily math bitesize activity.

Please click on the link below to view today's maths.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

For literacy, watch the PowerPoint and create a poster to show what you know about diary writing. Later in the week, you will have the opportunity to write your own diary entry.

For the art activity, explore the images and read the information on the fascinating terracotta army that were discovered in 1974, in Xian, China.

As usual, please remember to read for at least 20 minutes.

Monday 22nd June 

Good Morning,

Please find the attached overview of learning for this week and this week's spellings.

You will also find an origami art activity for this afternoon.
For today's science, the task is all about adaptation. Click on the link below to find out all about this.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvhhvcw/articles/zxg7y4j
Then I would like you to draw an animal or plant and label how it has adapted to its environment. Good examples would be a camel, a polar bear, a giraffe, a penguin, an elephant or a cactus.


Don't forget to continue your maths with BBC bitesize and do at least 20 minutes of reading.


Enjoy the sunshine!

 

Friday 19th June 

Year 6 transition (1)

Transitioning from primary to secondary school is a particularly significant change for all children, so each Friday we will focus on helping you to understand the changes that are to come, and help you to prepare for them in our transition activities. Some of these activities will require support from an adult.

Secondary school and primary school are pretty different - but don't worry, moving up to secondary school isn't as daunting as it might seem!

Watch the PowerPoint attached and videos on the links below to find out more about secondary school.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjgck2p/articles/z46qmsgre

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/34121190

 

Suggested activities

Activity 1: Use the document Is secondary school the same or different to primary school?

Read the statements and circle the ones that you think are the same as your primary school in red. Circle the ones that you think are different from your primary school in blue. If you are unable to print the document, you could list the differences between Secondary and Primary school.

An adult at home will hopefully be able to help you with this task.  It is also really useful to visit the website of your secondary school to know more about it. Knowing more about secondary school life, will help you to feel more comfortable with the changes that are to come.

 

Activity 2: It is important that you share your feelings about going to a new school. Many children have worries and feel nervous and this is totally normal. For this task, write your worries on pieces of paper, and then separate them into two lists – realistic and unrealistic. If you are struggling to put your feelings into words, you could use emoji’s instead to show how you feel about a particular aspect of secondary school.

 

The aim of the activity is to give you the opportunity to express your thoughts and worries – sharing these with an adult at home. They will help you to understand that some of your worries like getting a detention on your first day or finding yourself alone and lost are totally unrealistic! Knowing that many of your worries are unrealistic will help you to feel less anxious about the move to secondary school.

 

Friday 19th June 


Your literacy task today is a reading comprehension about Japan
 here is no need to print any of the materials.
Just choose a level of challenge 1 star = mild, 2 stars = spicy and 3 stars = hot. Read and complete the questions then mark them with the answers provided.
 
Don't forget to also make sure you are reading for at least 20 minutes and to complete the BBC Bitesize activities.
 
Your art task is to create a pencil sketch of a panda. I will attach some images to help you. The Y6 children in school added a splash of colour to their panda drawings which created a great effect. See the post on Class Dojo for some examples.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday 18th June
 


Today we will be looking at haikus, which are a Japanese form of poetry. There is a PowerPoint that explains about these poems and how to write them.

Don't forget to keep up with your reading and complete the BBC Bitesize maths tasks.

I have also attached a maths mystery for you to solve: The Mystery of the festival of camping chaos.

Wednesday 17th June


 
Today we will continue our poetry theme by writing a list poem. Again, the children will have done these many times over the last few years in school. I have attached a PowerPoint outlining the task and as a reminder of how to write these types of poems.
 
Don't forget to keep up with your reading and complete the BBC Bitesize tasks.
 
For geography I would like you to create a poster all about an Asian volcano. Some examples are:
Mount Merapi
Krakatau
Mount Tambora
Dukono

Find out as much as you can about your volcano, including the location, height, what type of volcano it is, etc. You could also draw a picture or a cross section of it.

Tuesday 16th June

 

Today's literacy task is to write a spine poem. The children will have done these many times over the last few years in school. I have attached a PowerPoint outlining the task and as a reminder of how to write these types of poems.

Don't forget to keep up with your reading and complete the BBC Bitesize tasks.

The history task for today is to research 'The Terracotta Army'.
Below are some websites that will help you:

https://kids.kiddle.co/Terracotta_Army

https://www.ducksters.com/history/china/terracotta_army.php

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/43384397

https://china.mrdonn.org/terracotta.html

There are also some good information videos on YouTube if you search 'Terracotta Army KS2'.

You can present your information as a poster, non-chronological report or fact file.

Monday 15th June

 

Good Morning!

Attached is the weekly overview for home learning.

Today's literacy task is your weekly spellings which I will attach. Don't forget to make sure you are reading for at least 20 minutes also.

Please follow the link below for your maths work:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z826n39

Your science lesson today is around inheritance. The sheet is also attached.

Finally, I am also attaching some origami sheets for you to try.

Friday 12th June

 

Today's tasks involving solving the Mystery of the Burgled Bangers. Carefully solve all the clues to find the culprit. 

Also don't forget to view the BBC Bitesize Maths daily activity found at  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

 

For your fiction writing task, we would like you to retell the Chinese fable - the Tale of the Two Doves in your own words using a range of punctuation. Some of the details in the story can be changed slightly, but remember to put the key facts into your recount.

 

Lastly, for music go to  https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/music-ks2-shakespeare-musical/z6wrgwx#:~:text=Shakespeare%20on%20Trial!%20is%20a,the%20early%20years%20of%20secondary. to access Shakespeare on Trial! Enjoy watching and singling along if you like to music created for schools celebrating the life and works of William Shakespeare 400 years after his death.

Thursday 11th June

 

Today's work is based around 'The Willow Pattern Plate Story'.
Your literacy task is a reading comprehension called 'The Willow Pattern Story: The Tale of the Two Doves'. 
There is no need to print any of the materials.
Just choose a level of challenge 1 star = mild, 2 stars = spicy and 3 stars = hot. Read and complete the questions then mark them with the answers provided.

 

Don't forget to also make sure you are reading for at least 20 minutes and to complete the BBC Bitesize activities.

 

Your art task is to recreate a willow pattern plate. I have attached an information sheet which gives some information about the history behind these plates. There is also an example to use, or you can use Google images for some inspiration.

Wednesday 10th June

 

 

For today's literacy the focus is punctuation.
I have attached a PowerPoint showing 'Kung Fu Punctuation'. Work through this, learning the moves and completing the challenges.
Then you should write a range of sentences showing that you know how to use these punctuation marks.
Can you use more than one punctuation type in your sentence?

We would also like you to look at how art and maths can link through tessellation. Look at the instructions and complete a tessellation piece of art. I would love to see your creations.

Don't forget to also make sure you are reading for at least 20 minutes and to complete the BBC Bitesize activities.

Tuesday 9th June

 

For today's art task I would like you to create a painting of 'The Great Wall of China'. You can use whatever equipment you have to do this: paints, crayons, pencils, the choice is yours!

 

For literacy today, you have a non-fiction writing task. 

The task is to create a persuasive advert that persuades the audience to visit an Asian country.

You could advertise your Asian county in the format of a brochure (like the example attached) or produce a radio advert. If you choose to do this, you may even want to record yourself, listen to it and evaluate just how persuasive your radio advert was.  

 

Monday 8th June

I hope everyone has had a lovely weekend. 

You will find the spellings attached for this week and the overview of this week's learning. I hope you find this information helpful and as always, please ask if you have any questions about the home learning activities.


Today's science task is all about irreversible changes. I have attached a set of investigation sheets with instructions and space to record. These are differentiated for the recording: one star is the easiest, 3 stars is the most difficult.

I will also send some more origami sheets for you to try.

 

Friday 5th June

 

Good Morning!
Today's task is around geography and environmental issues. Use this sheet attached to record your research on a number of different endangered species. Find out about their habitat, the reasons for being endangered and what (if anything) can be done about it.

Don't forget to refer to the literacy PowerPoint for today's task and BBC Bitesize for Maths.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday 4th June

 

Today’s tasks involves you exploring Shang Dynasty artefacts. Choose one or more if you like then answer the key questions about it using the support sheets.

Thursday 4th June


Good Morning!

Today, your geography work is all about India. I have attached some challenge cards with some tasks to test your atlas skills. If you do not have an atlas you can use Google maps for this activity.

https://www.google.com/maps/@21.7372075,77.3722816,5z

Wednesday 3rd June

Good morning, 

You will find all the documents you need for today's literacy tasks. These include the reading comprehension with answers and today's SPAG. 

 

Tuesday 2nd June 

Please see today's creative writing challenge.

Open the PowerPoint and choose a category.

Follow the prompts in order to choose your own writing challenge.


Here is the link for today's maths.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

For today's art task I would like you to create a picture of The Buddha. You can do this using pencils, crayons, coloured pencils or whatever you have. I have attached some image for you to use.

Friday 22nd May

The learning intentions for today’s Food Technology tasks are as follows:

•Identify and describe safe and hygienic practices when handling, preparing, cooking and storing food
•Prepare and cook a savoury meal using a range of technique

To begin, watch the PowerPoint presentation on safe and hygienic practices. Then produce a poster showing what you have learnt.

Secondly, cook a savoury meal. I am aware that some of you may have already done this particular task after recipes and meal ideas were shared during the week. If this is the case, you could move onto the next stage and evaluate your meal using the evaluation sheet.

Friday 22nd May

 

Good Morning!

Today's task is your Asian cooking project. Hopefully you have managed to buy some ingredients (see the recipes sent last week) and are ready to cook! I know some of you have done this already this week. If you want to send any photos or let us know how you did we would love you to.

For another task today I would like you to do some RE. I have attached a PowerPoint about the life of Siddhartha Gautama, who became the Buddha. Read through it and then create a storyboard of his life. Remember that each box will need a illustration and a sentence explaining that part.

Thursday 21st May

 

Good Morning!

I have attached a maths mystery puzzle for you to do today. You can do this as well of or instead of the BBC Bitesize activity.

Today your challenge is to learn some Japanese! This seems like a big challenge but some parts of the Japanese language are quite easy to learn (even I can speak a little bit)! I have posted some web links from the Japan Society which are a good start.

Greetings:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGrBHiuPlT0

Numbers:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOUqVC4XkOY

Days of the month and days of the week:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnoZE51WZg4&list=PL4071737C12790477&index=4&t=0s

There are many more on their YouTube channel if you want to continue learning or you can just Google 'Japanese for children' and there are so many videos to help.

Good luck (or kōun o)!

Wednesday 20th May

Attached are the tasks for today - a SPAG activity and today's reading comprehension on India. 

Remember to read the definition for each punctuation mark and look at the examples given for each one before completing the SPAG activity. 

As always, the reading comprehension requires you to choose your level of challenge. 1 star is for a mild challenge, 2 for spicy and 3 for hot.

 

Today's afternoon task combines RE and Art.
Hinduism is another of the main religions in Asia.
I have attached a PowerPoint about mandalas which are important in this religion.

At the end of the PowerPoint there are instructions on how to make your own mandala.

Tuesday 19th May

Please see the attachment for today's creative writing task.

 

Tuesday 19th May

 

Good Morning!

Attached is the alphabet in Chinese characters. Today I would like you to write your name using these. Take some time to practice writing it to make sure you have it perfect.

Top Tip - In China, people write their name going down instead of across.

When you have mastered your name, use it to create some artwork. Make your name the main part of the art work but add in some patterns around it. Why not try some typical Chinese symbols such as dragons, tigers, peonies (the national flower), the Chinese flag or The Great Wall?

Monday 18th May

 

 

Good Morning!
 For today's science lesson I want you to investigate dissolving and whether a material is soluble or insoluble. I have attached a PowerPoint to explain these terms and I will send an investigation sheet which you can use. If you don't have any of the materials that the sheet suggests you can leave that part of the test or substitute it for something you do have.

 

Please also see the attachments showing the learning overview for this week and this week's literacy.

Friday 15th May

 

Today's design technology task will help you to understand seasonality and know where and how ingredients are grown, caught and processed.
Watch the PowerPoint and make notes on each term - grown, caught and processed.

 

Friday 15th May

Good Morning!
Please continue to use the BBC Bitesize maths scheme:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

Today in our RE lesson, I want you to explore Buddhism. This is one of the main religions practised in Asia.

This website gives some information about Buddhism:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zh4mrj6
I have attached some challenge cards which ask questions. Some will be answered on the website, others will need you to do some research.

Thursday 14th May


Good Morning!
Please continue to use the BBC Bitesize maths scheme: 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

Today, we are heading to India - the land of Bollywood!
I have attached a PowerPoint all about what Bollywood is. I will also attach some instructions for making a dhol drum which is often used in Bollywood dancing.
Why not try some Bollywood dancing? There are lots of videos online that teach you some basic steps.
I like this one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emkoMDZZMnw
(Very simple but very cheesy!)
Be creative, be active, have fun!

Wednesday 13th May

 

Good Morning!
Please continue to use the BBC Bitesize maths scheme:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

For your Art work today I would like you to draw or paint an Asian temple. I have attached a number of different examples from around the continent. As you can see there are lots of diverse types of temples in Asia.

Wednesday 13th May

I hope everyone is well and safe.

 

Open the attachments to access the resources for today's SPAG and reading comprehension. 

 

Tuesday 12th May

 

Good Morning.
Following yesterday's issue with the White Rose Maths Hub link. I am going to suggest to continue with the BBC Bitesize Maths lessons.
These are following the same scheme of work so lesson content should not be duplicated. I also feel they are a little bit more interactive with more videos and online games. Feel free to look at other BBC Bitesize subjects if there is anything that your child is interested in.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons
Please click on your year group and the maths lesson tab.

For today's History lesson, I would like you to continue looking at The Shang Dynasty. The task requires you to compare modern day China with China at the time of the Shang Dynasty. You can present this however you like. Why not try a bright colourful poster or fact-file?

 

Monday 11th May

 

Good morning, I hope everyone has enjoyed a lovely bank holiday weekend.

Attached you will find the overview of this week's learning for Year 5 and 6 and the learning for literacy. 

Today, as part of our 'Properties of Materials' science topic, I would like you to design a lunch box. Read through the information in the PowerPoint, then complete the investigating materials and report sheet (either on the sheet or in your workbook). These are differentiated - the more stars the more difficult the investigation.

Don't forget to also complete the White Rose Maths daily lesson:
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

Thursday 7th May


Good Morning!

Today is the 75th anniversary of VE day!

I would like you to look at the PowerPoint which gives you lots of information about VE day.
I am also going to send a 'Code Cracking' sheet so you can have a go at using Morse code - which was a way of communicating during the war.

Finally, I would like you to design a VE day 75th anniversary medal that could be given to veterans who served in WW2. Use the information you have learnt and think carefully about the best way to represent this occasion.

Enjoy the bank holiday weekend!

Wednesday 6th May

 

Attached is today's reading comprehension and SPAG with answers included.

Remember to choose your level of reading challenge. 1 star means it's a mild challenge, 2 spicy and 3 hot.

 

Wednesday 6th May


Good Morning!
Today is a History home learning challenge.
You are going to learn about the Ancient Chinese civilization called 'The Shang Dynasty'. These people played an important part in making China the country that it is today.

I have attached an ebook for you to read.
The below website has lots of videos, games and quizzes to help you learn more about this area of History.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z39j2hv

Tuesday 5th May

Good Morning!

Today I would like you to do some Geography as part of your home learning challenge.

I would like you to research and draw some Asian flags. I would expect you to do at least 10 (but you can do as many as you want!).

Don't forget to use a ruler to draw the outlines of your flags and make sure you label them.

 

Monday 4th May

Please see the two attachments.

One provides you with an overview of all the learning for Year 5 and 6, which we hope you will find useful. The other document shows this week's learning for literacy. 

Monday 4th May

 

Good Morning!
I hope you are all had a good weekend and are staying safe.

Please continue with the White Rose Home Learning - Summer: Week 3
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

Your Monday Challenge is a science investigation.
Our new science topic in school would have been materials. I have attached a home learning task. You need to choose an item, or items, in your house, draw it and label the materials it is made of. Think about why they were chosen to make the object.

Friday 1st May

 

Today's food design technology task involves you using your knowledge of food groups.

From the document attached, choose three of the meals and list what each one is made from. Then list the different food groups which make up each meal.

Friday 1st May

To continue the theme of Asian dragons, your Friday home learning challenge is to create a dragon puppet.

I have attached some examples of these from previous years.

You need to create a dragon face (see attachment of examples) and tail - think about the colours these usually are. If you have card this is helpful to use as it is more sturdy.

Then make the 'body' by using strips of paper or card and creating a concertina by folding the strips over each other.

Then add the body to the head and tail. You can staple or glue this.

Finally add sticks, straws or anything you have to create handles to move!

Thursday 30th April

I would like you to some art work based on Asian dragons!  I would like you to use pencils to create a sketch.
I have attached some examples of dragons or you can look on the internet or use your imagination.
I would love to see your drawings.

Wednesday 29th April

 

Good morning,

 

Please accept my apologies for the delay in uploading today's resource. I have had technical difficulties. 

 

Below you will find the Reading comprehension for this week.


Remember to choose your level. 1 star is a mild challenge, 2 stars spicy and 3 stars is a hot challenge.

 

 

 

Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th April

Good Morning!
Today I am setting a challenge for you to complete over the next two days - or longer if you like.
I would like you to create an information booklet on an Asian country. This can be any country you like - there are lots of fascinating facts about all of them.

Today you should focus on planning and research. Choose a country, think about what areas you would like to find out about (E.g. food, animals, religions, geography, sport, famous people, landmarks) then do some research to help you write your booklet. I would suggest choosing 4 areas - but you can do as many as you like. Don't forget to research some key facts too for an introduction.

Tomorrow will be writing up and presenting your booklet. Be as creative as you can. In school we would do a first draft before checking, editing and writing up in a final draft. Make sure you are using all the Y5/6 features of writing and it is presented in your best handwriting. You can then add a tile page, headings and drawings to make it a incredible information booklet!

Monday 27th April

Good Morning!
I hope you all had a good weekend.
For Numeracy this week, we will be continuing to use the White Rose Scheme of work:
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/
We are now on Wk1 of Summer Term.

 

Please find the Literacy work for the week attached below. If there are any issues, please contact myself or Ms Brooks.

Today, for your Science lesson, I would like you to do a nature hunt. This can be done in your back garden/ yard or on your daily walk.
What to do:
Start by looking around bushes, at the base of trees and among the flowers. Try placing a sheet of paper or tray under a bush or tree. Shake a branch – the idea is that the bugs will fall off of the branches and on to your sheet or tray. You might find shield bugs, spiders and ladybirds. If you are in a woodland area, try turning over any small rocks or logs, you may be able to find some
centipedes, spiders or woodlice. Always put rocks and logs back exactly where you found them.

Have a look at some flowers – can you see any bees, hoverflies or butterflies? This could spark an interesting conversation about pollination and the role of insects in an ecosystem.

Don't forget to look for trees and flowers too and make a list of what you find.


Take it further:
If you have time, you could set up some pitfall traps around your garden. Make sure the traps are checked every day for any minibeasts that have fallen in. This activity can be on going, but remember to remove the pitfalls completely once you have finished.

Friday 24th April

Good Afternoon!
I am trying to get organised and send tomorrow's work.
Here is the link for the White Rose Maths activities:
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/
Please click on your year group and do the activity for today (Summer Term, Week 1, Lesson 5).
If there are any questions you can't do because you don't have the equipment, don't worry - just do as much as you can.
 
Please look at Ms Brooks attachment (sent Monday) for today's literacy task.

Yesterday was the start of the Islamic month of Ramadan. So today I want you to do some RE work and focus on this festival.
Here is a link to some information on Ramadan. There are also some videos on the RE section of espresso.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/23286976

Below are links to some Ramadan crafts.
Paper Lanterns
https://nurturestore.co.uk/paper-lanterns-ramadan-craft
Moon and Stars Mobile
https://nurturestore.co.uk/paper-plate-moon-ramadan-craft

Thursday 23rd April

Good Morning!
Today is St George's Day so your tasks today are based on St George!
I will attached a PowerPoint giving some more information about St George's Day.
Here are some tasks to complete:
1. Words within Words - We do this often in class and the children are really good!
2. Maths puzzles - I will attach both Y5 & Y6 - you can do either or both.
3. Art - Draw a picture to tell the story of St George or design a knight's shield that he could use.

Here is the link for the White Rose Maths activities:
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/
Please click on your year group and do the activity for today (Summer Term, Week 1, Lesson 4.
If there are any questions you can't do because you don't have the equipment, don't worry - just do as much as you can.

Please look at Ms Brooks attachment (sent Monday) for today's literacy task.

Wednesday 22nd April

Good Morning!
Today is Earth Day 2020 - you can find more information about this here: https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-2020/

I am attaching a PowerPoint which explains more about Earth Day and an activity for pupils to take part.

Here is the link for the White Rose Maths activities:
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/
Please click on your year group and do the activity for today (Summer Term, Week 1, Lesson 3).
If there are any questions you can't do because you don't have the equipment, don't worry - just do as much as you can.

Please look at Ms Brooks attachment (sent Monday) for today's literacy task.

Tuesday 21st April

 

Good Morning!
Here is the link for the White Rose Maths activities:
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/
Please click on your year group and do the activity. If there are any questions you can't do because you don't have the equipment, don't worry - just do as much as you can.

Please look at Ms Brooks attachment (sent Monday) for today's literacy task.

Today I would like you to try some yoga! This is a great way to stay fit and helps with mental wellbeing. I have attached a file with some yoga poses. Why not try them in the sunshine today? There are also lots of cool yoga videos on YouTube. I love 'Cosmic Yoga'!

Our Summer topic is 'Amazing Asia'.
Below are some websites to research this interesting and diverse continent. You could also use maps, globes and atlases if you have them.

https://www.kids-world-travel-guide.com/asia-facts.html

https://kids.kiddle.co/Asia

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/earth/continents/asia/

https://kids.britannica.com/kids/article/Asia/346086

https://www.coolkidfacts.com/asia-facts/

Have a great day and enjoy the sunshine!

Monday 20th April

 

Good Morning everyone,

 

I hope you have all had a great Easter. 

 

I have attached this week's spellings. Remember to use a dictionary to check the meaning of each word and challenge yourself by writing the least familiar words in a sentence. 

 

Here are all the literacy activities for this week in one document, and all the activities can be completed without printing any pages.

 

White Rose Maths is a resource that we use regularly In school and they have launched daily lessons based on a range of numeracy topics.

All you need to do is follow these 4 easy steps:
1.Click on the set of lessons for your child’s year group.
2.Watch the video (either on your own or with your child).
3.Find a calm space where your child can work for about 20-30 minutes.
4.Use the video guidance to support your child as they work through a lesson.

Each day I will direct you to a particular lesson.

Today is SUMMER TERM LESSON ONE.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

 

To finish our 'Forces' science topic, your challenge today is a paper aeroplane investigation. Make a range of different paper aeroplanes (various sizes, shapes or made from different materials) and test which will travel the furthest.
Remember to think about air resistance and streamlined shapes.
Make sure you think about all parts of a scientific investigation:
Prediction
Method
Results (You could make a table)
Conclusion

Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions.

Friday 3rd April

 

Good Morning everyone!
I have attached a new Easter maths mystery booklet for you to complete.

For your writing task I would like you to write an Easter poem. Just like yesterday's task, this can be any style and I would like you too illustrate it too.

Here are some other ideas I have found that you might like:

Sheffield Artist, Pete McKee has started a cartoon workshop on his YouTube page. Lessons 1 & 2 are available now with more to follow weekly.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8f8ag58jDs

One for Lego fans! Here is a 30 day Lego challenge to keep you busy.
https://thatbricklife.com/lego-challenge-30-days-of-play-calendar/

 

PE - You may be enjoying the Joe Wicks daily PE sessions online (on his YouTube channel). But there is also the iMoves resources which we use in school. They have changed their packages so it is free for everyone to access at home.

The website is: https://imoves.com/the-imovement

Thursday 2nd April


I have attached another maths challenge booklet for tomorrow (answers are on the last page).

As we have been looking at poetry this week, your writing challenge is to write a poem about how you feel about the current situation in the UK. How are you coping with staying in and home learning? Your poem can be any style. Maybe it could rhyme, be an acrostic poem or something more free verse like Michael Rosen's style. Don't forget to add language features such as similes, metaphors, onomatopoeia or personification.

Write it up in your best handwriting and add in illustrations.

Wednesday 1st April

 

Good Morning!


Here are a couple of maths puzzles to get you thinking:

 

1. A square triangle ?????????
It may seem very peculiar to you but I've just drawn a triangle where all the angles are square.
No, I don't mean right angles or 90 degrees- that's impossible!
What I do mean is that each angle, measured in degrees, is a square number.
Can you tell me how many degrees each of the angles is?

Clue: the total of the three angles
in a triangle is 180 degrees.
Can you remember what
square numbers are?
Try 1 x 1, 2 x 2, etc

 

2. Find a number with its letters in alphabetical order.

 Example: "five" has "fiv" in alphabetical order, but not "e".

 

3. Using the numerals 1,7,7,7 and 7 (a "1" and four "7"s) create the number 100.

 As well as the five numerals you can use the usual mathematical operations +, −, ×, ÷ and brackets ().

 For example: (7+1) × (7+7) = 112 would be a good attempt, but not right, because it is not 100.

 

Answers will be sent later today!

Answers

Answers for the maths challenges!

1. 100 + 64 + 16
2. Forty
3. There are lots of solutions but here are a couple:
177-77 = 100
(7+7) × (7+(1 ÷ 7)) = 100

Science activity - friction.
This is one we were going to be doing this week in school.

Design a new brake pad for a bike or scooter. You will need to find out which material creates the most friction and stops the wheel the quickest.

You will need:
A bike or scooter
A range of materials
Cardboard.

Firstly, make a prediction to answer the question 'Which material will be the best for the brake pad?'

Then wrap the card in a different material, and time how long that material takes to stop the wheel. Complete this with each different material. You could use a table to log your results.

Finally, write a conclusion for your investigation.

Remember to make sure your experiment is a fair test!

Tuesday 31st March

Today your challenge is to retell the Easter story. This can be through a storyboard, artwork or a story (maybe a modern retelling).

I have also sent some Easter maths challenge cards.

Don't forget to check out Espresso too - either for coding or any other subject research.

Monday 30th March

Morning Everyone!
I hope you had a good weekend and enjoyed the sunshine last week!
This week, in school, we were due to look at poetry - in particular, Michael Rosen.
Here is his Youtube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7D-mXO4kk-XWvH6lBXdrPw
Watch and enjoy some of his poems. You could even try learning and performing them to your family.

Thursday 26th March

Good Morning Everyone!
Hope you are all okay and keeping safe and busy.

Before school closed we were looking at explanation texts. Over the next two days, your challenge is to design a time machine that can take you back to the 60's, 70's, 80's or 90's.
I would suggest starting by drawing and labelling your machine. Then create a flow chart with notes on how it works (Today).
Then write your explanation using causal language and a formal tone (Tomorrow).
Below is a PowerPoint that will help remind you about explanation texts.

Wednesday 25th March

 

Good Morning everyone!
Hope you are all okay and doing well.
Have you seen the school's rainbow gate?
Your challenge for today is to create you own rainbow (I know some of you may have already). Try to be as creative as you can! This could be a painting, collage, knitting, even baking rainbow cookies!

I wanted to remind you of some maths websites for games and challenges. 

Times Tables Rock Stars (you can even challenge me)
https://ttrockstars.com/

Top Marks
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/ordering-and-sequencing-numbers

The Maths Factor
https://www.themathsfactor.com/games/

Esspresso (Log on sent yesterday)

There are loads more too - just search online.

Today's Maths Challenge!
Lolla bought a balloon at the circus. She gave the clown six coins to pay for it.
What could Lolla have paid for the balloon?
Find all the possibilities and write them down in a systematic way.

Today's Writing Challenge!
Write a story with the following title:??The Phone Call.
Make sure you edit and improve your work.


Don't forget to read for at least 20 minutes also!

Writing challenge for Tuesday:
In 100 words or less, write a story about a wild animal stalking its prey in the jungle!

Computing:
Log onto Esspresso Coding https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/coding/lessons.html#/coding/units
User name: student27319
Password: treeton1
Try any of the Year 5 or 6 coding activities.

Treeton C of E Primary School,
Wood Lane Treeton,
Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S60 5QS

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