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YEAR 6 2020-2021

 A BIG WELCOME FROM MISS WALK, MISS BENNETT AND MRS GOGNA. 

 

Welcome back, Year 6, for the Spring term. While it might not be the start to 2021 that we had planned, I pray that you and your family are safe and well at home.

Below is a timetable for the week that we will be following. As you can see, it is very similar to our normal timetable back in school. I will post the lessons for the day first thing in the morning for you to complete at home. These lessons are the exact same lessons we are completing here in school. Please try to complete the lessons in the order I've set them and don't race ahead as you might miss out on some learning.

 When you've completed the tasks, please collect them together so that I can mark them and send you feedback on how you've done. I'll be in touch with your parents by email to discuss how we will go about this safely.

If you have any questions, you can email me on Y6@stteresa.bham.sch.uk .

I'm missing you loads so am really looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Stay safe, Year 6! 

Miss W  :-)

***UPDATE 1.3.21***

Printed copies of this week's learning tasks are available for collection from the office.

I have also put inside a copy of some feedback for your child for the work they have already sent in.

When collecting this week's learning pack, please could you drop off completed work into the office (but not CGP workbooks as these will be needed for use throughout the week).   I shall mark work after it has been quarantined for an appropriate amount of time and will then send feedback to your child on how they have done.

Please call Mrs Connell to arrange a collection time.

FRIDAY 5TH MARCH - Hi, Year 6! It's our last day of home learning before we all come back to school on Monday. We are all so excited to be seeing you next week! Have a great weekend! Miss W x

***ON MONDAY, PLEASE WEAR YOUR PE KIT AND BRING YOUR CGP MATHS AND READING BOOKS WITH YOU AS WE WILL BE USING THEM IN SCHOOL.ALSO, MAKE SURE YOU'VE THOUGHT ABOUT IDEAS FOR LENTEN ACTIVITIES WE COULD DO OVER TEAMS*

MATHS M/O - A quick warm-up of finding equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages.

Please complete page 47 of your CGP book.

Remember to convert the fractions to/100 to find the decimal and percentage equivalents.

MATHS - In our lesson today, we are still thinking about fractions of amounts but we're also going to think about how we can work out the whole amount we started with if we only know the value of a part of it.

Click here for the White Rose explanation video.

Click on the different level for today's task sheets:  Ready   Steady   Go

ENGLISHToday, we are going to write our setting description of the scrapyard where we see the boy scavenging around for something precious and interesting. Try to incorporate all of the success criteria that are on the task sheet. Remember, your writing should be of the same quality and with the same neat presentation that I would expect here in school (no missing capital letters and full stops!!!!). We will then start reading the book next week when we're all together in school.

Click here for the lesson video. Click here for the task sheet.

DT - This afternoon, we're going to be making models of our camera designs (so I hope you've collected a box and tube or two!). Below, I've made a gallery of ideas to give you some inspiration. Some are (clearly) very advanced and made by secondary age children and some by KS1 children, but it'll give you a starting point! Good luck and have fun!

THURSDAY 4TH MARCH - WORLD BOOK DAY!

Good morning, Year 6!

With today is World Book Day, we are going to have a class Google Meet at 11am. In the session, I shall share our English lesson for today, which is linked to World Book Day. I hope to see you then but, if you can't make it, I shall post the resources onto our page here for you to complete this afternoon! Speak to you later! Miss W x

READING - Please complete pages 10-11 'Cider with Rosie' in your CGP Reading Comprehension book today.

MATHS M/O - We're revising ordering fractions.

Remember, CONVERT TO A COMMON DENOMINATOR FIRST!

Click here for the task sheet. Only when you've finished, click here for the answers.

MATHS  - In our lesson today, we're continuing to calculate fractions of amounts. For example, if I have 408 mini-eggs and want to give 5/12 to Miss Bennett, how many will I give her?

Click here for the White Rose video explanation.

Click on the different level for today's task sheet:  Ready  Steady  Go.

RE - In our last lesson in the unit, we are learning about the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick. We're going to watch a clip of someone receiving this sacrament then complete a crossword using the information on the slides (ALL THE ANSWERS ARE ON THE SLIDES - YOU JUST NEED TO HUNT FOR THEM!). We are then going to write a prayer for all those who are sick and suffering in the world.

Click here for the teaching slides. Click for video clip 1  and video clip 2.

Click here for the crossword. Click here for the prayer sheet.

WORLD BOOK DAY  - We have 3 tasks today linked to World Book Day.

1) Comic strip - Join our Google Meet at 11am where I will share with you the book that will inspire our comic strip today. If you can't make it, I shall post the resources here later today.

Click here for the comic strip sheet. Click here for the teaching slides.

2) Top 5 - Who are your top 5 authors? Characters? Illustrators? (Shaun Tan, who illustrated The Viewer, is one of my favourites!) Click here for the Top 5s sheet.

3) Book Cover tracing - Use the tracing paper trace and draw your favourite book cover to create a stained glass window effect. Blu-tac it to a window - it'll look lovely when the sun comes out (if it does today!).

WEDNESDAY 3RD MARCH - It was amazing to see so many of you on our first Google Meet yesterday afternoon but I cannot believe how quiet you all were!!! I doubt you'll be so quiet next week! ;-D

We will be having another Google Meet at 11am on Thursday to celebrate World Book Day.

You will need the World Book Day cartoon strip activity for the session and all the equipment you'll need to complete it! Looking forward to seeing you again! Miss W x

MATHS STARTER  - We're returning to calculating with decimals with subtraction today. Please complete pages 26 and 27 'Subtracting decimals'.

A mistake some of us made here in school was not lining up the decimal points!

LINE UP THE DECIMAL POINTS AND ADD PLACE HOLDER ZEROES WHERE NEEDED!

Click here for the answers to the adding and subtracting decimals questions from this week (p24-27) when you have completed the questions.

MATHS  - We're still working with fractions today but we're moving on to calculating fractions of amounts. For example, if I have 408 mini-eggs and want to give 5/12 to Miss Bennett, how many will I give her?

There are 2 video explanations to watch today to give you extra practice!

Click for White Rose video 1    and White Rose video 2.

Click on the different level for today's task sheet:  Ready  Steady  Go.

ENGLISH - Using complex sentences is a way of adding extra detail and variety to your writing so the reader is engaged and doesn't get bored with the same thing over and over again. Today, we are going to learn how we can add non-finite clauses to our sentences.

Click here for the lesson video. Click here for the task sheet.

DESIGN TECHNOLOGY - In today's lesson, we're going to learn about how cameras developed over time and see the first 'permanent' black and white image, and colour image that was created. Then, we're going to design our own camera that can be used to take photographs at both short and long distances (very professional!). We will then make a model of our design in Friday's lesson - so remember to collect cardboard boxes or tubes that you might need for the body and zoom on your camera!

Click here for the teaching slides. Click here for the task sheet.

PE - Either.... PE with Joe Wicks (Click here)   or ....  Let's Just Dance!

Click on the links below and have a good dance around your living room/bedroom/kitchen wherever you can. Get your family to join in with you!

Party Rock Anthem     Firework       Uptown Funk     Parle Pas Americano

Eye of the Tiger       Don't Stop Me Now     Pump It

TUESDAY 2ND MARCH - I'm looking forward to seeing you all at 2.30pm for our Google Meet!

READING - Please complete pages 28-29 'White Fang' in your CGP Reading Comprehension book today.

MATHS M/O - We're warming up by identifying equivalent fractions and decimals.

Convert the fractions to tenths or hundredths then decide which fraction is equivalent.

Click here for the task sheet. Only when you've finished, click here for the answers.

MATHS - Today, we are going to be ordering fractions, decimals and percentages.

The questions will have a mixture of FDP so it's really important that you convert to one form (all the values need to be either fractions with the same denominator, or all decimals, or all percentages).

Watch my video below first to see how to show your workings.

Then, click here for the White Rose video explanation.

Click on the different level for each task sheet:  Ready    Steady   Go.

ENGLISH - Our focus today is on the suffixes -able and -ible to form adjectives. We're going to explore when to use each one and see if there are any rules and which one would be our 'Best Bet' as a first choice to try.

Click here for the lesson video. Click here for the task sheet.

RE - We're going to learn the identity of the location of the pilgrimage that we explored in our last lesson and find out about why people choose to make a pilgrimage there.

Then, we're going to create an information leaflet for people who might want to go on a pilgrimage, to tell them why this place is the place to be!

Click here for the teaching slides. Click here for a leaflet template or you can create your own.

TIMES TABLE ROCKSTARS - Click here for the link.

Year 4 have now got two Rock Heroes (the highest level you can be)!

Let's see who will be first from Year 6! Remember my motto: practice makes permanent!

MONDAY 1ST MARCH - I can't believe we're in March! Not long till we're together again! :-D

TIMETABLE CHANGE - There are a few timetable changes this week due to our Google Meet sessions and World Book Day on Thursday. So, there is no RE today - we will do it on Thursday instead.

GOOGLE MEET - I am so excited that we will be holding our first Google Meet sessions this week. Please try and log in to check that you have access as it would be lovely to see you all! 

Tuesday - 2:30pm (A 'hello' session to get used to Google Classroom)

Thursday - 11:00am - (World Book Day themed activity)

MATHS STARTER  - To get back in the groove of working with decimals, please complete pages 24 and 25 Adding decimals. Remember: line up the decimal points carefully!

MATHS  - We're continuing to work with equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages today. Remember: convert fractions to /100 wherever possible as that will give you the decimal and percentage equivalents easily.

Eg. 3/20 = 15/100 = 0.15 = 15%

Click here for the White Rose video explanation.

Click on the different level for today's task sheet:  Ready  Steady   Go.

ENGLISH - Our lesson today focuses on that first picture from 'The Viewer'. We'll be looking at specific details within the picture, generating verbs and adverbs to describe what is happening in the picture precisely.

Click here for the lesson video. Click here for the task sheet.

PE - Either.... PE with Joe Wicks (Click here)   or ....  Let's Just Dance!

Click on the links below and have a good dance around your living room/bedroom/kitchen wherever you can. Get your family to join in with you!

Party Rock Anthem     Firework       Uptown Funk     Parle Pas Americano

Eye of the Tiger       Don't Stop Me Now     Pump It

FRIDAY 26TH FEBRUARY - Week 1...DONE! Well done for another great week of learning. Not long now until we're all back together again! :-D  Enjoy your weekend!

Two reminders for you:

1) Keep some cardboard (eg. a small box) for our DT lesson next week.

2) Log on to Google Classroom (if you haven't already), so you can set up your account and make sure it works, before we have our first Google Meet on Tuesday at 2.30pm. I am really looking forward to seeing you!

 

MATHS STARTER  - To start our lesson, let's complete pages 28 and 29 from our CGP book (Multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000). 

Click here for a slide that reminds you of how to use a place value grid to calculate. Once you've completed the questions, the answers are at the end of the slides.

MATHS  - We're continuing to learn about  percentages today. We're going to work on converting between fractions and percentages. We'll be using our knowledge of converting fractions to hundredths (/100) to help us, as percent means 'out of 100'.

Click here for the White Rose video explanation.

Click on the different level for today's task sheet:  Ready/Steady   Go.

ENGLISH - Our lesson today focuses on developing our vocabulary associated with chaos and confusion. We've talked in class about how our word choices make a big impact on the mood and feeling that the reader feels. Today's vocabulary will help us to accurately describe the setting at the opening of the story when we write our setting description next week.

Click here for the lesson video. Click here for the task sheet.

DESIGN TECHNOLOGY  - Last half term, we learned about some of the discoveries and inventions of Early Islamic scientists and scholars. One of those inventions was the camera.

Cameras use light to help form images and we'll be learning much more in our Science topic this half term about how light helps our eyes to see and how light travels.

Today, we are going to be making a pinhole camera, which is like a very early camera (a camera without a lens!).

Click here for the video from Glasgow Science Centre showing you how to make a pinhole camera with a toilet/kitchen roll.

***IMPORTANT TIP - MAKE THE PINHOLE IN THE CENTRE OF THE FOIL LAST AS IT'LL MAKE IT EASIER!***

***SAFETY WARNING - Please ask an adult to supervise you as you will need to use scissors and a pin.***

THURSDAY 25TH FEBRUARY 

Hi, Year 6! It's been lovely to see so many of you logging on to Google Classroom and saying hi on our Message Stream. We're still in the process of setting it  up so, if you haven't already logged into your account, please try to log in today and leave a message on the stream so we can check it all works. I hope to hear from you soon.

***Tomorrow and next week, our Topic lessons will be DT (Design and Technology). Tomorrow, you will need the cardboard middle tube from a toilet roll or a kitchen towel roll. Next week, you might need a cardboard box, or something similar. So get collecting!***

READING - Please complete pages 26 and 27 'I can jump puddles' in your CGP Reading Comprehension book today.

MATHS M/O To warm ourselves up for our main lesson, we're counting in fraction and decimal steps. Look at the fraction example carefully at the top of the sheet.

Remember, when counting in decimal steps to be careful if crossing a boundary...

Eg.    1.7,  1.8,  1.9,  2.0,  2.1,  2.2                Eg. 1.42,  1.41,  1.40,  1.39,  1.38,  1.37

You do not need the place holder 0 in these numbers so you could have written 2 or 1.4 instead.

Click here for the task sheet. Click here for the answers once you've completed it.

MATHS  - So far in our unit, we've been working with fractions and decimals. Today, we are going to learn about percentages, which we can identify using equivalent fractions and decimals. 

Click here for the White Rose video clip explaining the concept with pictorial representations.

Click on the different level for today's task sheet:    Ready/Steady       Go.

ENGLISH  - In our lesson today, we're really focusing on that first picture from 'The Viewer'. We'll be looking at specific details within the picture, generating nouns (objects) we can see and adjectives to describe those nouns, to help us with our descriptive writing next week.  

Click here for the lesson video. Click here for the task sheet.

SCIENCE  - Our new topic is 'Seeing Light'. Over the next few weeks, we are going to learn about how light helps us to see, how it travels and how it reflects.

But today...the eye! What are the parts of our eyes? What do they do?

Click here for the teaching slides.  Click here for the task sheet.

TIMES TABLE ROCKSTARS - Click here for the link.

Year 4 have got their first Rock Hero (the highest level you can be)!

Let's see who will be first from Year 6! Remember my motto: practice makes permanent!

WEDNESDAY 24TH FEBRUARY 

Hi, Year 6! I hope you're all well and your parents received a log in for Google Classroom yesterday, which we are in the process of setting up. Well done to Lydia who has replied to my message on the Y6 Message Stream! Try logging in and replying too! I hope to hear from you soon. On this Friday and next week, our Topic lessons will be DT (Design and Technology). This Friday, you will need the cardboard middle tube from a toilet roll or a kitchen towel roll. Next week, you might need a cardboard box, or something similar. So get collecting!

MATHS STARTER  - Let's wake up our Maths brains with pages 8 and 9 from our CGP book (Multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000). 

Click here for a slide that reminds you of how to use a place value grid to calculate. Once you've completed the questions, the answers are at the end of the slides.

MATHS  - We're continuing to calculate fraction-decimal equivalents. Today, we will be using our 'bus stop' division method to help us. There's a mini-investigation for Ready and Go today, looking at the different patterns we can see when dividing to find the decimal equivalent of certain fractions - you know how much Miss W loves a Maths pattern!

Click here for the White Rose video clip explaining the concept with pictorial representations.

Click on the different level for today's task sheet:  Ready Steady  Go.

ENGLISH  - I hope you enjoyed our first lesson yesterday on our new book, The Viewer. It certainly is a very intriguing book! Today, we are practising our complex sentences using subordinate clauses, relative clauses and conjunctions.

Click here for the lesson video. Click here for the task sheet.

HISTORY/ART  - In our very last lesson on Early Islamic civilisation, we will explore and identify different forms of Islamic art and create our own geometric patterns based on traditional techniques.

Click here for the teaching slides.

Click here for Worksheet 1.   Click here for Worksheet 2.

PE - Fancy something a bit different? How about Cosmic Yoga Star Wars-style? Give it a try!

TUESDAY 23RD FEBRUARY  

WELCOME BACK, YEAR 6! I HOPE YOU'RE FEELING WELL RESTED AND READY TO CONTINUE WITH SOME EXCITING NEW TOPIC THIS HALF TERM? WITH THE ANNOUNCMENT YESTERDAY, I'M REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AGAIN SOON!!! MISS W x

READING - Please complete pages 24 and 25 'Thesus's Adventure' in your CGP Reading Comprehension Book today.

MATHS M/O - To warm ourselves up for our main lesson, we're identifying equivalent fractions.

Look at each fraction diagram. Identify and circle the fraction shaded (numerator = shaded parts, denominator = all the parts in the pie). Then, look at the remaining fractions - which ones are equivalent fractions?

Click here for the task sheet. Click here for the answers once you've completed it.

MATHS - We're continuing with our work on fractions, and we're starting to relate them to equivalent decimals.

Click here for the White Rose video clip explaining the concept with pictorial representations.

Click on the different level for today's task sheets:  Ready Steady  Go.

Remember - if you are finding it tricky, you can try the level before. 

ENGLISH - We start a new unit of learning today, and I am SO excited as we're going to be focusing on a book by one of my favourite authors, Shaun Tan. We're still learning with Oak Academy, but this time with Mr Brown. We're going to be looking at the front cover of our new book and using our inference skills to make some predictions.

Click here to watch the lesson. Click here for the task sheet.

RE - Our learning about different pilgrimages continues today and we're going to use our inference skills to help us think about how it feels to go on a pilgrimage. 

Click here for the teaching slides. Click here for the task sheet.

Click on the two links below to watch the video clips if the hyperlinks in the slides don't work:

Link 1        Link 2

TIMES TABLE ROCKSTARS - Click here for the link.

Remember my motto: practice makes permanent!

***Wednesday 17th February***

Hi, Year 6! I hope you're having a well-earned rest over the half term holiday and have managed to get some time outside when the sun has been shining. I've tried over the last few days and keep getting caught in the rain! Fingers crossed the weather improves for the weekend!

A little reminder...

In your last pack, there was some reading material from Father Peter about the Sacrament of Confirmation. There is a table at the back for you to complete, to share facts you have learnt about Confirmation and any questions you may have. I know many of you were in my RE group last year, so try to think back to when we worked together on the Confirmation topic. If you have your old RE book from last year at home, you might want to have a look through that to jog your memory.

Please make sure you have a look at the task and the table as it needs to be handed in either as a paper copy at school or via email to Miss Shirley by Wednesday 24th February. (Miss Shirley's email address is on the covering letter with the task).

 Take care and I will speak to you soon.

Miss W x

 Click here for the Confirmation Materials

FRIDAY 12TH FEBRUARY 

Well done, Year 6! We've made it through to half term. It's been a bit of a funny one but you have all done amazingly well with your learning, whether that is in school with me and Miss Bennett or at home. Thank you so much for all your efforts and the work you've been sending me. I'm looking forward to reading your fight scene stories after the holiday when you send them to me. Have a great week's break - do some cooking, go to the park, eat cake, chill out - and I'll see you soon! Take care! Miss W x 

MATHS M/O - We're starting our lesson off today with some dividing by 2-digit numbers using a 'bus stop' method to revise and consolidate our skills. Please complete page 22 'Long Division WITH remainders' in your CGP book this morning.

MATHS - Today, we are completing our work on dividing fractions but looking at some sharing problems. We've done so well over the last few week with calculating fractions. Keep it up today!

Click here for the teaching slides. Click here for the task sheets: Ready  Steady  Go.

ENGLISH - I am so excited at the thought of our lesson today. We bring our work on Macbeth to a close by writing the end of the story - the fight scene between Macbeth and Macduff. Just looking at the planning from the children in school, I can tell we are going to be producing some fantastic, dramatic stories. I look forward to receiving your stories soon!

Watch the video of me below sharing my writing from my plan. Click here for the STS task sheet.

HISTORY - In today's lesson, we're going to learn why the early Islamic civilisation became such a major power. Much of its power was linked to its location along the Silk Road trade route, which saw goods for trading from China and India moving along the route to other countries. Trade brought wealth to the civilisation and we're going to look at a few of those items.

Click here for the teaching slides.

Click here for Task 1 - Silk Road. Click here for Task 2 - Trading Items.

ART - If you haven't completed your Stephen Wiltshire-inspired landscape, please complete it today and send it to me. I want to be able to put a slideshow of all your work on the class page.

THURSDAY 11TH FEBRUARY ** THE ENGLISH VIDEO HAS FINALLY UPLOADED. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE, YEAR 6! ****

TIMES TABLE ROCKSTARS - Click here for the link. Who will improve the most this week? Who will be our Rockstar of the Week in Friday's assembly?

READING - Please complete pages 22 and 23 'If-' by Rudyard Kipling in your CGP Reading Comprehension book today. This is a very famous poem that you will most certainly have heard parts of on adverts or in speeches.

MATHS M/O - We're still practising our fraction skills to warm ourselves up for the main lesson today. Let's sort some fractions!

How can we easily tell if a fraction is less or more than 1/2?

Is the numerator less than half of the denominator? It's less than 1/2.

Is the numerator more than half the denominator? It's more than 1/2.

Click here for the task. Only look at the answers after you've completed the task - no peeking!!! 

MATHS - We made such a great start to dividing fractions by whole numbers yesterday. Today, we're moving our learning on to look at some more complex divisions. You're going to need your equivalent fraction skills today!

Watch the video of me explaining using bar models below.

Click here for the task sheets: Ready  Steady  Go.

ENGLISH - HOORAY! IT HAS FINALLY UPLOADED!!!! :-D

Today, we are planning our fight scene between Macbeth and Macduff. To help us, we are going to learn about attacking actions and defensive reactions before planning together. We really enjoyed this lesson in class this morning - we hope you do too this afternoon!

Click here for the planning task sheet.

 

SCIENCE - Today is our last lesson in our Forces unit of work - I hope you've enjoyed it as much as I have? We're going to be using our learning about pulleys, levers and gears to create and design a machine to fulfil a need or want. There are some suggestions on the task sheet but you can also create an idea of your own. It needs to include at least one of the 3 simple mechanisms we looked at.

Click here for the teaching slides. Click here for the task sheet. Click here for the suggestions.

WEDNESDAY 10TH FEBRUARY - Morning, Year 6! It's a bit of a chilly start to the week, isn't it? I hope you're all safe and warm at home! Thank you and well done for all the work I'm receiving - I am so proud of each and every one of you! Miss W x

MATHS M/O - We're starting our lesson off today with some dividing by 2-digit numbers using a 'bus stop' method to revise and consolidate our skills. Please complete pages 20 and 21 'Long Division with NO remainders' in your CGP book this morning.

Count in multiples to help you. If you have a remainder, you've made a mistake! 

MATHS - Today, we are moving on to work on the last operation with fractions: division! We've been doing so well with all the other operations, I'm sure you'll be great at this too!

Click here for the White Rose video clip explaining the concept with pictorial representations.

Click on the different level for today's task sheets:  Ready  Steady    Go.

ENGLISH - Our focus this week is on writing the final fight scene between Macbeth and Macduff. Yesterday, we developed our vocabulary learning powerful verbs to describe how the characters might move and powerful adjectives to describe their emotions and moods.

Today, we are going to practise and develop our use of direct speech. During the fight, there will be dialogue between the two fighters and this will help to move the action on.

Watch the video below where I explain and practise direct speech with you. 

Click here for the task sheet.

HISTORY - In today's lesson, we will learn about Muhammad and how he founded Islam. We will understand how Baghdad was ruled under the system of a caliphate and the importance of this role within the Early Islamic Civilisation.

Click here for the teaching slides. Click here for video 1. Click here for video 2.

Click here for Task sheet 1 - Muhammad (PBUH).  Click here for Task sheet 2 - Wanted poster.

PE - Fancy something a bit different? How about Cosmic Yoga Harry Potter-style? Give it a try!

TUESDAY 9TH FEBRUARY   TRY TO FIND TIME TO GO OUT IN THE SNOW IF YOU CAN STAND THE COLD TODAY, YEAR 6 - IT'S MEANT TO BE -2 DEGREES MOST OF THE MORNING! BRR!!!

SAFER INTERNET DAY - All across the world today, children are learning about how they can stay safe but still express themselves on the internet safely. From how to post safely and legally on social media to copyright laws to cyber-bullying, now more than ever it is so important we understand how to keep our personal information and ourselves safe online.

Click here for the teaching slides. The task sheet is on the slides as well as in your pack.

READING - Please complete pages 18 and 19 'Lord of the Rings' in your CGP Reading Comprehension Book today.

MATHS M/O - To warm ourselves up for our main lesson, we're sorting fractions into a table depending on whether they are equivalent to 1/2 or 1. If they aren't equivalent to either 1/2 or 1, leave them out of the table!

The M/O is on the first teaching slide below. The answers are later on.

MATHS - We're continuing with multiplying mixed numbers by whole numbers today.

Look at my modelling on the teaching slides. I prefer to convert to improper fractions then multiply and simplify/convert back to a mixed number. You may prefer the partitioning method. That's fine - you need to find the way that works best for you.

Here in class, we prefer the improper fractions method as it links with addition and subtraction of mixed numbers.

IF YOUR TASK SHEET HAS THE PARTITIONING METHOD AND YOU DON'T LIKE THIS, USE THE IMPROPER FRACTION METHOD INSTEAD. YOU NEED TO FIND WHAT WORKS FOR YOU!

Click here for the teaching slides. 

Click on the different level for today's task sheets:  Ready Steady  Go.

Remember - if you are finding it tricky, you can try the level before. 

ENGLISH - Our lesson today focuses on developing our vocabulary associated with fighting and battles. We've talked in class about how our word choices make a big impact on the mood and feeling that the reader feels. Today's vocabulary will help us to engage the reader and create an atmosphere when we retell the final battle in the play between Macbeth and Macduff later in the week.

Watch the lesson with me explaining the new vocabulary below. Click here for the task sheet.

RE - We're going to explore different pilgrimages around the world today in contrast to the pilgrimages in the UK we looked at yesterday.

Click here for the teaching slides. Click here for the task sheet.

Click on the different religions to watch the video clips if the hyperlinks in the slides don't work:

    Christianity    Hinduism      Islam    Judaism

TIMES TABLE ROCKSTARS - Click here for the link.

Remember my motto: practice makes permanent!

We're improving but we're still not top of the table. C'mon, Year 6 - I thought you were more competitive than this!

MONDAY 8TH FEBRUARY - Morning, Year 6! It's a bit of a chilly start to the week, isn't it? I hope you're all safe and warm at home! Thank you and well done for all the work I'm receiving - I am so proud of each and every one of you! Miss W x

MATHS M/O - We're starting our week off with some multiplying by 2-digit numbers to revise and consolidate our skills. Please complete pages 15 and 16 'Long Multiplication' in your CGP book this morning. 

MATHS - We did such a great job of multiplying fractions last week and today we're continuing by multiplying fractions by whole numbers.  Remember: multiplication is repeated addition.

Click here for the White Rose video clip explaining the concept with pictorial representations.

Click on the different level for today's task sheets:  Ready  Steady  Go.

ENGLISH - It's our final week of Macbeth and here at school, we have enjoyed it so much. I hope you have been too? 

In today's lesson, we finally get to watch the full animated tale of Macbeth (yay!!). We will then order the key events from the story. You might want to do this as you watch the animation.

Click here for the link to the animated tale. Click here for the events to order.

RE - Our focus today is on places of pilgrimage in the UK.

What is a pilgrimage? Where might you go? Who might go on one?

Let's plot some of the most famous places on a map.

Click here for the teaching slides. Click here for the task sheet.

PE - Let's Just Dance!

Click on the links below and have a good dance around your living room/bedroom/kitchen wherever you can. Get your family to join in with you!

Party Rock Anthem     Firework       Uptown Funk     Parle Pas Americano

Eye of the Tiger       Don't Stop Me Now     Pump It

FRIDAY 5TH FEBUARY - Well done for another great week of learning, Year 6! I am so proud of all of you, whether you are learning here at school with me and Miss Bennett, or at home working independently. Remember: you are all awesome!!!

MATHS - We're doing a bit of puzzle solving in today's lesson, using our knowledge of multiplying fractions by fractions.

Watch the video below of me recapping our STS for multiplying fractions by fractions. Then, I explain how to solve the Ready and Steady tasks. Enjoy the challenge today!

When you're ready, click on the level for the task sheets: Ready/Steady  Go.

ENGLISH - Our lesson on writing a character description continues today. We will be writing paragraphs 3 and 4 about Macbeth and how he changes through those parts of the play. Remember to use the vocabulary that we have learnt throughout the unit and also the complex sentences (adverbial and relative clause) that we have worked on over the last few weeks.

Click here to watch the lesson. Click here for the task sheet to remind you of the STS.

HISTORY - On Wednesday, we learnt about the House of Wisdom and how it was the centre of learning in Baghdad and for the Early Islamic Empire. Today, we are learning more about some of the great discoveries that were made by Islamic scholars.

Click here for the teaching slides.

Task 1 - Comparing medical treatments. Click here for the task sheet.

Task 2 - Significant Scholars and their discoveries. Click here for the task sheet.

ART - Last week, we planned and drafted our final piece of artwork in the style of Stephen Wiltshire. Your task is to choose or create your own landscape to draw.

The landscape is your own choice and can be a real or imagined place, BUT... it must be in the style of Stephen Wiltshire with hatching, cross-hatching, shading and stippling techniques.

This week, we are going to start work on our very final piece on blank paper (not on a grid).

Take your time with it, maybe do a little bit each day. You have another week to complete it.

I'm really looking forward to seeing your finished artwork and for us to make a slideshow gallery of the work on the class webpage.

THURSDAY 4TH FEBRUARY

TIMES TABLE ROCKSTARS - Click here for the link. Someone in Year 4 is still beating us! C'mon Year 6!

READING - Please complete pages 20 and 21 'Queen Victoria's Diary' in your CGP Reading Comprehension book today. 

MATHS M/O - We're still practising our fraction skills to warm ourselves up for the main lesson today. Let's simplify some fractions!

Click here for the slides with questions. You'll need paper to record your workings and answers. You could write them on the back of today's main Maths task sheet if that helps. Only look at the answers slide after you've completed the task - no peeking!!!

MATHS - Here in school, we've been brilliant at adding and subtracting fractions. We've made so much progress and are super confident now. So, today we're moving on to multiplying fractions by fractions.

FIRST, watch the video below of me showing you with practical resources what it means to multiply fractions by fractions. You can have a go yourself.

SECOND, watch the White Rose video clip which explains it again using clear diagrams so you understand the effect of multiplying by a fraction. Click here for the link.

When you're ready, click on the level for the task sheets: Ready  Steady Go.

ENGLISH - Today, we are using our plan from yesterday to begin our character description of Macbeth. We are only writing the first two sections today, and the rest will be completed in today's lesson. Remember to use the vocabulary that we have learnt throughout the unit and also the complex sentences (adverbial and relative clause) that we have worked on over the last few days.

Click here to watch the lesson. Click here for the task sheet.

SCIENCE - Today, we are continuing our learning about different mechanisms that can help a small force have a greater effect. Our focus today is on gears.

Gears are another way of transforming small forces into large forces. We use gears every day, without even realising it!

In your home learning pack, Miss Bennett and I put in a sheet of foam and some split pins for today's lesson. There is some cutting involved in our investigation today so...

HEALTH AND SAFETY WARNING - PLEASE GET AN ADULT TO SUPERVISE YOU! BE SAFE!

Click here for the teaching slides. Click here for the task sheets.

Below is a video clip of me explaining to you what Miss Bennett did when she had a practice. 

Good luck and have fun!

WEDNESDAY 3RD FEBRUARY - Hope you're all well today, Year 6. It's a sad day as Sir Tom (the 100-year old man who walked 100 laps of his garden for charity) has passed away. Please take time to say a prayer for him and his family today.

MATHS M/O - We're warming up our fraction brains this morning. Can you convert the mixed numbers to improper fractions to identify the words to solve the riddle?

Click here for the task sheet. 

MATHS - We've been doing so well with calculating with mixed numbers - I hope you feel that you've been improving too? FIRST, watch the video of me explaining the calculation process and how to set your workings out. THEN, watch the White Rose video clip as it explores problem solving in more depth.

Click here for the White Rose clip to watch SECOND.

Click here for the Ready/Steady/Go task sheets.

ENGLISH - Over the last week, we've been working hard to develop our vocabulary and relative clauses to help us to describe the character of Macbeth. Today, we're drawing all that learning together to plan a character description, which we will write over the last few days of the week.

Click here to watch the lesson. Click here for the planning sheet.

HISTORY - In today's lesson, we're going to start focusing on the importance of learning and education in Early Islamic Civilisation. We will discover how the House of Wisdom became an important centre for learning and what went on there then, later in the week, we'll learn more about some of the great discoveries that were made by Islamic scholars.

Click here for the teaching slides. Click here for the task sheet (or you can use plain paper).

Click here for the first video clip. Click here for the second video clip.

PE - It's our second PE lesson of the week, oh you lucky children! 

Click here for another Joe Wicks lesson.

TUESDAY 2ND FEBRUARY 

READING - Please complete pages 6 and 7 'Born on a Blue Day' in your CGP Reading Comprehension Book today.

MATHS M/O - To warm ourselves up for our main lesson, we're converting from mixed numbers to improper fractions again.

Let's look at an example:

5 3/8 = 5 wholes and 3/8   How many eighths will that be?

Each whole has 8 eighths (8/8). So 5 wholes will have 40 eighths  (40/8) because 5 x 8 = 40.

But we've also got an extra 3/8 to add on.  40/8 + 3/8 = 43/8.

So, 5 3/8 = 43/8.  Click here for the task sheet. When you've had a go, click here for the answers.

MATHS - We're continuing with our subtraction of mixed numbers today. Make sure you write down and set out your workings clearly. This will help your confidence and accuracy. If you're not sure how to do that, look at the photo of my workings from yesterday's lesson.

Click here to watch the White Rose video that explains the concept using bar models and number lines, to deepen your understanding.

Click on the different level for today's task sheets:  Ready Steady  Go.

Remember - if you are finding it tricky, you can try the level before. 

ENGLISH -  Today, we are practising our relative clauses some more!

Remember, relative clauses often start with 'who' and 'which', and they add extra information to a sentence. We have two tasks today. The first is colour-matching the two parts of the sentence (like we do in class). In the second task, re-write the sentences adding the relative clause and commas. A gap has been left in the main clause to show you where the relative clause needs to go. Write the completed sentences on the fresh lined page given not on the question sheet

Click here for the teaching slides. Click here for the task sheet.

RE - Yesterday, we started our unit of Miracles and Sacrament of the Sick. In our lesson today, we are focusing on the miracle of Jesus healing the blind man. What do you think it was like for the people who were there, who witnessed this amazing miracle? If you were there, would you believe what had happened or would you be a 'Doubting Thomas'?

Your task today is to write a diary entry as if you had been there and witnessed this miracle. How might seeing this have affected your life going forwards? Would you have become a follower of Jesus? There is a word bank and some sentence starters to help you get started.

Click here for the teaching slides. Click here for the film from slide 7. Click here for the task.

TIMES TABLE ROCKSTARS - Click here for the link.

Remember my motto: practice makes permanent!

We need to practise some more as someone in Year 4 is the fastest in the school!!!!

Come on, Year 6! We need to do better! We can't let Year 4 beat us!!!!

MONDAY 1ST FEBRUARY - How was your weekend, Year 6? Did you get up to much? Did it snow much by you? I had a few wispy bits but it didn't stick. : - (       

I hope you're all well and are ready to work hard again this week.

MATHS M/O - To keep our multiples and factors skills ticking over, please complete page 12 in your CGP book this morning. 

MATHS - Today, we begin subtracting with mixed numbers. We've made a great start to calculating with fractions so keep showing all your workings and keep trying - you can do it!

Click here for the White Rose video clip explaining the concept with bar models.

Below is an example of my workings. This is how I would like you to set out your calculations. 

Make sure you follow the STS slowly and carefully.

Click on the different level for today's task sheets:  Ready  Steady  Go.

ENGLISH - Today, we are developing our use of vocabulary to help us describe characters. Using precise verbs and adverbs really helps us to give an accurate picture of a character. 

Click here to watch the lesson. Click here for the task sheet.

RE - Today, we are starting our new unit, Miracles and Sacrament of the Sick.

Before we start, take a moment to think: what do I already know about this topic?

In today's lesson, we are going to look at 3 different miracles performed by Jesus.

Click here for the teaching slides. Click here for the task sheet.

PE - Today, we're going to do something a little bit different - some Just Dance!

Click on the links below and have a good dance around your living room/bedroom/kitchen wherever you can. Get your family to join in with you!

Party Rock Anthem     Firework       Uptown Funk     Parle Pas Americano

Eye of the Tiger       Don't Stop Me Now     Pump It

FRIDAY 29TH JANUARY - Another week of learning completed, Year 6, and we've worked on some pretty tricky things this week! Keep going - you're doing great!  :-D Have a lovely weekend! Enjoy the snow if it does come as predicted! Miss W & Miss B

MATHS M/O AND MAIN LESSON

Let's start the day with a fraction warm up to get those Maths brains going. This morning, we are comparing fractions using the < = > symbols.

Convert each pair of fractions to a common denominator to help decide whether the fraction on the left is less than, equal to or more than the fraction on the right.

Then, we are going to continue the super start we made to subtracting fractions. If you get stuck with the part-whole model questions, take a look at yesterday's video where I explain and model how part-whole models work.

Click here for the teaching slides. Click here for Ready/Steady/Go task sheets.

ENGLISH - Our lesson today focuses on developing our vocabulary associated with intelligence and confidence. We've talked in class about how our word choices make a big impact on the mood and feeling that the reader feels. Today's vocabulary will help us to accurately describe Macbeth when we begin our character description writing next week.

Click here to watch the lesson. Click here for the task sheet.

ART - Over the next few weeks, we are going to work on our final piece of artwork in the style of Stephen Wiltshire. Your task is to choose or create your own landscape to draw.

You might want to draw the view from a room in your house or of your local park.

You might want to recreate a landscape from a photo that you've got.

Or, you might want to create your very own landscape from your imagination. 

It is your free choice BUT... it must be in the style of Stephen Wiltshire.

Click here for a grid that you can use to plan and draft your landscape.

Click here for the video clip about drawing with perspective that you used in Year 5 to help you with landscape drawing, in case that is a technique you would like to use.

Take your time with your drawing.

We have 3 weeks to draft, edit and then complete our final piece of artwork.

THURSDAY 28Th JANUARY

TIMES TABLE ROCKSTARS - Click here for the link. Continue to practise in the Studio to improve your Rockstar status. I'm seeing lots of improvements but I'm not sure you'll be fast enough to beat me yet... ;-D

READING - Please complete pages 8 and 9 'Hostages to Handheld Devices' in your CGP Reading Comprehension book today. 

MATHS M/O - We're still practising our fraction skills to warm ourselves up for the main lesson today. Let's simplify some fractions!

Click here for the slides with questions. You'll need paper to record your workings and answers. You could write them on the back of today's main Maths task sheet if that helps.

MATHS - We've been amazing with the addition of fractions so now we're going to move on to subtraction. Remember, common denominators are key to calculating with fractions.

Take it step by step and show all your workings to help you keep track of where you are.

Watch my explanation below of working through subtraction calculations and a refresher of part-whole models (Go - you'll need this today, Steady - you'll be looking at this tomorrow!).

Click here for today's task sheets (Ready/Steady/Go).

ENGLISH - Our focus today is on making inferences about different characters and, in particular, Macbeth. We're going to develop our vocabulary and use of adjectives to describe characters, before thinking of how Macbeth changes at certain points in the play.

Click here to watch the lesson. Click here for the task sheet.

SCIENCE - Today, we are continuing our learning about different mechanisms that can help a small force have a greater effect. Our focus is still on pulleys and levers.

Pulleys and levers transform small forces so they can move large things. We use pulleys and levers every day, without even realising it!

Click here for the teaching slides. Click here for the task sheets.

Click here for the video clip about pulleys. Click here for the video clip about levers.

WEDNESDAY 27TH JANUARY - Hi, Year 6! How are things? Hope you're all staying safe and working hard at home. Remember to drop your completed work into school so I can mark it and send you feedback! It'd be lovely to hear from you and see how you're getting on with your learning.

MATHS M/O - Let's warm up our fractions skills this morning. Practise converting between improper fractions and mixed numbers before starting our main lesson.

Click here for the task sheet.

MATHS - I hope you're starting to feel super confident with adding fractions so we're going to challenge ourselves a bit more today. We are adding mixed numbers! Watch my video below where I explain the Steps to Success and some practice questions.

Click here for the Ready and Steady task sheets. Click here for the Go task sheets.

ENGLISH - Last time we worked on our verb forms, we focused on the simple past and simple present verb tenses. Today, we are learning about the progressive forms of the verbs.

Click here to watch the lesson. Click here for the task sheet.

HISTORY - To start understanding the impact of the Early Islamic Empire on the world, and to develop our chronology skills, we are ordering events on a time line. Did you know that we still use the creations and knowledge from many Islamic scientists and mathematicians even today? Today's activity will give us a flavour of some of the areas that have been impacted by their achievements.

Click here for the teaching slides. Click here for the events.

Click here for the timeline (printing it so it's nice and big, like A3, would be best). The time line (the first longer division) starts with the year AD 600.

You can choose to write the events or cut/stick the events. Just remember to draw a line to touch the time line in the correct place.

PE - I know you want some more PE - so here it is! Click here for another Joe Wicks lesson.

TUESDAY 26TH JANUARY - Morning, Year 6! Have you still got snow where you are? Our school playground is still absolutely covered - looking forward to some snow fun with the class later! 

READING - Please complete pages 12 and 13 'Olympic Torch Relay, Day 52' in your CGP Reading Comprehension Book today.

MATHS M/O - Continuing to practise some of the fractions skills we learnt before Christmas, we're converting from mixed numbers to improper fractions.

Let's look at some example:

3 3/4 = 3 wholes and 3/4   How many quarters will that be?

Each whole has 4 quarters (4/4). So 3 wholes will have 12 quarters (12/4).

But we've also got an extra 3/4 to add on.  12/4 + 3/4 = 15/4.

So, 3 3/4 = 15/4.  Click here for the task sheet. When you've had a go, click here for the answers.

MATHS - We're continuing with our addition of fractions today. Make sure you write down and set out your workings clearly. This will help your confidence and accuracy.

Watch the video of me explaining the STS and how to set the workings out.

Click here for today's task sheets (Ready/Steady/Go).

ENGLISH - Our lesson today focuses on spelling patterns with origins in Ancient Greek.

Click here to watch the lesson. Click here for the task sheet.

RE - Today is our last lesson in our Christmas unit. We're going to be thinking about why Christmas is such an important season in the life of the Church, and the different traditions that people take part in to celebrate it.

Click here for the teaching slides. Click here for the film from slide 5. Click here for the task.

TIMES TABLE ROCKSTARS - Click here for the link. I can see lots of people have been practising and are improving their times and scores. We even have a few more 'Rock Legends' in the class. Please complete 10 more games in the Studio to improve your Rockstar status.

MONDAY 25TH JANUARY - How are we all today, Year 6? Did you get out in the snow over the weekend? I can't believe how much we had! I hope you're all well and keeping safe.  We have a strange start to the week with us all working from home today. So work hard then make sure you find time to build a snowman or have a snowball fight if you haven't already! Smiley emoji, Blushing Emoji Smiley Face, Smile, face, smiley png | PNGEgg

MATHS M/O - To get us back in the mood for fractions, our starter focuses on converting from improper fractions to mixed numbers. Remember, we can use our division skills and express the remainder as a fraction.

Eg. 37/5 = 37 divided by 5     This is 7 r2.

The 2 is still being divided by the 5 so our answer is   7  2/5.

Click here for the task sheet. When you've had a go at the task, click here for the answers.

MATHS - Today, we begin our unit on calculating with fractions. This will last for the next three weeks, taking us up to half term. We'll be looking at all four operations and how we can calculate with proper, improper and mixed number fractions.

There are two video clips to watch today so you can see how bar model pictures represent what is happening when we add two parts of wholes (that's what fractions are!) together. 

Click here for video clip 1. Clip here for video clip 2.

Below is an example of my workings. This is how I would like you to set out your calculations. 

Click here for today's task sheets (Ready/Steady/Go).

ENGLISH - Now we have completed our work on the setting description that starts the play, Macbeth, we are moving on to developing our descriptions of characters. In today's lesson, we're reading Act 1 Scene 3 where the witches, Macbeth and Banquo finally meet. We're then going to practise our vocabulary skills.

Click here to watch the lesson. Click here for the task sheet.

RE - Today, we are thinking about the relationship between God and Jesus. To help us, we are going to learn about the Holy Trinity - 3 in 1.

Click here for the teaching slides. Click here for the sorting task.

PE - Monday is always our PE day! Click here for a link to one of Joe Wicks' lessons.

FRIDAY 22ND JANUARY - We've made it through another week together, Year 6! Well done for all your hard work and effort! You're making me very proud. :-D

MATHS STARTER - Please complete pages 6 and 7 Written Subtraction in your CGP Arithmetic books to revise your subtraction skills. Use your number bonds and regroup carefully. (I'll put the answers on the Maths Teaching Slides next week)

MATHS - Today, we are working on our problem solving skills as we draw our unit on multiples, factors, prime, square and cube numbers to a close.  Watch the video below where I model and explain strategies for approaching problem solving with some practice questions.

Click here for Ready/Steady task sheets. Click here for Go task sheets.

ENGLISH -  When we're creating a piece of writing, it's so important that we draft, proof read, edit and improve so that we are producing the very best quality of writing that we possibly can. 

Today, we are going to read back through our draft setting description from yesterday's lesson, correcting any mistakes or missing elements. Then, we are going to check through our plan and the success criteria before adding in, editing and improving our writing to produce our final setting description for me to mark and give feedback. 

Remember, your writing should be of the same quality that it would be here in school (no missing capital letters and full stops!!!!).

Remember, your final piece of writing should be of a higher standard than your draft!!!

Click here for the task sheet reminding you of the editing process.

ART - We are continuing to develop our drawing skills in the style of Stephen Wiltshire.

Today, we are going to use a photo taken of Perry Barr (you'll recognise it from when we walk to church) and recreate it in the style of Stephen Wiltshire using hatching and shading techniques. Click here for the photo of Perry Barr and gridlines.

Naturally, I have turned to our Year 6 creative expert, Miss Bennett, to share her wisdom for successfully converting the photo into a Stephen Wiltshire-style landscape drawing. Watch the slideshow below for her guidance.

1) Pick a starting point.

2) Outline building shapes and main features. 

3) Add details using hatching and shading.

4) Remember, art is not perfect! It WILL look amazing!

THURSDAY 21ST JANUARY

TIMES TABLE ROCKSTARS - Click here for the link. Continue to practise in the Studio to improve your Rockstar status. Soon, very soon, I will be challenging you all to beat my score!

READING - Please complete pages 14 and 15 'Poems about Seasons' in your CGP Reading Comprehension book today. 

MATHS - The starter today is revising how we multiply and divide by 10/100/1000. Remember to use your place value grid to calculate. Then, we're continuing our learning about prime numbers. 

Click here for the teaching slides. Click here for today's task sheets (Ready/Steady/Go).

Answers to yesterday's CGP Short Division questions are at the end of the slides.

ENGLISH - Today, we are going to draft our setting description of the heath when Macbeth meets the witches and hears their prophecies. You should use your plan from yesterday's lesson to write, trying to incorporate all of the success criteria that are on the task sheet. Remember, your writing should be of the same quality that it would be here in school (no missing capital letters and full stops!!!!). We will be editing and improving our drafts tomorrow.

Click here to watch the lesson. Click here for the task sheet with the success criteria.

SCIENCE - This week, we are learning about different mechanisms that can help a small force have a greater effect. Pulleys and levers transform small forces so they can move large things. Today we are going to try making a catapult, which is a type of lever. I've also included instructions on how to make a pulley so you can try that at home too if you can.

You may not have all of the equipment listed on the instructions to make a catapult so I have put together a slideshow of images below of catapults made with everyday items at home.

When you use your catapult, notice how the small force you use to push the arm down is transformed into a greater force when it propels the 'ammunition' up and forward.

Click here for the teaching slides. Click here for the instructions. 

WEDNESDAY 20TH JANUARY - Hi, Year 6! Hope you're all ok at home. We're almost halfway through the week! Keep going!

MATHS STARTER - Please complete pages 17, 18 and 19 Short Division in your CGP Arithmetic books to revise your division skills. Use your times table facts and regroup carefully. (I'll put the answers at the end of tomorrow's Maths Teaching Slides)

MATHS - Now we're really confident in finding factors of numbers, we're going to use that skill to help us work out prime numbers and composite (non-prime) numbers.  I've recorded myself explaining how to work out which numbers are which. Watch the video below.

Click here for today's task sheets (Ready/Steady/Go).

 

ENGLISH - In today's lesson, we are drawing together all our learning over the last week and a half in order to plan a setting description of the heath and the moment when Macbeth and Banquo meet the witches. First, we'll be brainstorming vocabulary, and then completing our usual plan to help sequence our paragraphs and writing. Remember - you can use ideas and sentences that you have developed in some of the lessons.

Click here to watch the lesson. Click here for the task sheet.

GEOGRAPHY - In our History lesson last week, we began to learn about the Early Islamic Empire and its central city, Baghdad. To help us understand which parts of the world came under the Empire, we're going to do some map work so that we understand the countries of the Middle East, which was where much of the empire covered.

Click here for the teaching slides. Click here for the map task sheet.

Click here for a word search with some of the important places in the Middle East.

PE - An extra PE day? Hooray, I hear you all cry! Click here for another Joe Wicks lesson.

TUESDAY 19TH JANUARY - Thank you to everyone who has dropped off or sent me their completed learning tasks. I'm looking forward to marking them when it's safe to do so!

READING - Please complete pages 4 and 5 'Holes' by Louise Sachar in your CGP Reading Comprehension book today. This is an extract taken from a fantastic book, with a lot of humour and a big mystery. I highly recommend you read it if you get the chance. It's one of my favourites!

MATHS M/OClick here for today's M/O. We're practising our multiples skills from last week.

MATHS - We are continuing our learning on common factors today.  I've recorded myself explaining how to approach some of the different questions today. Watch the video below.

Click here for today's task sheets (Ready/Steady/Go).

ENGLISH - Our lesson today is going to help us to develop our range of sentence structures, so that we can use complex sentences in our writing. Complex sentences are important to add layers of information and detail. 

Click here to watch the lesson. Click here for the task sheet.

RE - Yesterday, we looked at the Prologue of St John's Gospel and learned how St John used lots of different names and images to represent Jesus in his gospel.

Today, we are going to explore images of Jesus in some famous artworks. 

Click here for the teaching slides. Click here for Task 1 Famous Images of Jesus. 

Click here for Task 2 Create your own image of Jesus.

TIMES TABLE ROCKSTARS - Click here for the link. Please complete 10 games in the Studio to get your Rockstar status.

MONDAY 18TH JANUARY - Morning, Year 6! I hope you've had a restful weekend. Shame we didn't get any snow though - I was looking forward to making some snow angels to share with you! :-(

MATHS STARTER - Please complete pages 13 and 14 Column multiplication in your CGP Arithmetic books to revise your multiplication skills. Use your times table facts and regroup carefully. (Answers are at the end of the Maths Teaching Slides)

MATHS - Today, we are moving on from multiples and learning about factors. We've touched on factors when we were learning to simplify fractions in Autumn term.

Click here for the teaching slides. Click here for today's task sheets (Ready/Steady/Go).

ENGLISH - Building on Friday's lesson where we developed our vocabulary for describing the weather, today we are going to generate descriptive phrases and sentences for the opening scene of Macbeth. There is also an opportunity for you to practise using the personification skills we worked on before Christmas.  

Click here to watch the lesson. Click here for the task sheet.

RE - In our last lesson, we learnt about the two versions of the nativity as told by St Luke and St Matthew. Today, we are turning to the Gospel of St John to see what he says about Jesus' early life. There are three short tasks in today's lesson.

Click here for the teaching slides. Click here for Task 1 Images of Jesus Quiz. Some are quite tricky - have a go! Answers are in tomorrow's lesson.

Click here for Task 2 Images in the Prologue of St John.

Click here for Task 3 Interpreting the Prologue of St John.

PE - Monday is always our PE day! Click here for a link to one of Joe Wicks' lessons.

FRIDAY 15TH JANUARY - Almost the weekend! Keep going!

MATHS STARTER - Please complete pages 4 and 5 Written subtraction in your CGP Arithmetic books to revise your subtraction skills. Line up the digits starting with the ones column. Regroup carefully.

MATHS - We are continuing our work on finding lowest common multiples and solving some problems involving them. Pay close attention to how I've set out my workings in the example questions. This is how you should try to set out your workings too. 

Click here for the information slides. Click here for today's task sheets (Ready/Steady/Go).

ENGLISH - Our lesson today focuses on developing our vocabulary associated with the weather. We've talked in class about how our word choices make a big impact on the mood and feeling that the reader feels. Today's vocabulary will help us to create a sense of chaos and impending doom when we begin our setting description writing next week.

Click here to watch the lesson. Click here for the task sheet.

HISTORY - This half term, we are learning about Early Islamic Civilisation. The Early Islamic World was a period of rapid expansion for both the Islamic Empire and the religion of Islam. While Europe was struggling in the Dark Ages, the Middle East was experiencing a time of peace, economic prosperity and scientific advances!

Click here for the information slides. Click here for Task 1 information sheet.

Click here for Task 2 sorting activity.

Year 6 enjoyed their Science challenges today. Well done to Ameria, who was the first to make a 'boat' that floated for 30 seconds. Once we all figured out the best shapes and thickness, lots of us made 'boats' that floated.  Well done to Kemai, who managed to hold 7 coins in his 'boat' before it sank!

FLOATING BOATS!

THURSDAY 14TH JANUARY - Morning, Year 6! I hope I didn't blow your brains with our Maths challenge yesterday. The children in school got very competitive over who would find a solution first. Just look at the concentration on their faces in the photos below. :-)

MATHS - Today, we are starting with an M/O on square and cube numbers before moving on to learn about multiples. This links into the work we did in Autumn term when we worked really hard on developing our multiplication and division skills. 

There are some information slides today with different types of fluency questions for you to practise before attempting your independent task. Pay close attention to how I've set out my workings in the example questions. This is how you should try to set out your workings too. 

Click here for the information slides. Click here for today's task sheets (Ready/Steady/Go).

ENGLISH - It's a busy, busy lesson today! We've got word classes grammar, the structure of plays followed by reading and seeing the opening scene of Macbeth. You will need to draw what you imagine the scene might have looked like and label it with the given vocabulary. I'm looking forward to seeing your creative skills!

Click here to watch the lesson. Click here for the task sheet.

READING - Guess what's in our CGP Comprehension book? One of the opening scenes in Macbeth! So, today please complete pages 30 and 31. How does this scene compare to the one we looked at in our English lesson?

SCIENCE - I have set you two practical challenges today exploring water resistance. Then, record and label a diagram of what you did. Enjoy!

Click here for the information slides.

WEDNESDAY 13TH JANUARY

MATHS STARTER - Please complete pages 1-3 Written addition in your CGP Arithmetic books to revise your addition skills. Line up the digits starting with the ones column. Regroup carefully.

MATHS  - Today, we have a challenge using square numbers, called Cycling Squares.

I have recorded a film of myself explaining and showing you how to tackle this task.

There are 3 video clips to watch.

The first film is a quick warm up of square numbers.

The second film is me working on an example question so that you can see some of my workings and thought processes. At the end of the film, it's your turn to try the practice question.

The third film shares the answer to the practice question and recaps the Steps to Success.

Fingers crossed you can get the films to work!

THE BIGGEST TIP I CAN GIVE YOU TODAY IS:

USE YOUR GROWTH MINDSET! DO NOT GIVE UP! YOU CAN DO IT! 


WARM UP!

EXPLANATION

SOLUTION TO THE PRACTICE QUESTION AND FINAL TOP TIPS!

There is a practice question so you can develop your trial and improvement strategies before tackling your independent challenge task.

OTHER TOP TIPS:

Write a list of square numbers out so that you don't have to keep remembering them.

Next to each number, make notes about which of the other numbers it can go with to make a square number.

Write down the square number each pair makes so you can check for calculation errors.

Use trial and improvement strategies. That is, try one pair of numbers then, if it doesn't work, use another grid on the page and learn from your mistake.

DO NOT RUB OUT WORKINGS OR YOU MIGHT MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE AGAIN AND AGAIN BUT NOT REALISE!

Click here for the Practice question.

Click here for the Ready task sheets. Click here for the Steady/Go task sheet.

ENGLISH - Making sure our writing is in the correct verb tense is very important when writing stories. Otherwise, the reader can get confused when things have happened. Today's lesson focuses on our verbs.

Click here to watch the lesson. Click here for the task sheet.

ART - We are continuing to develop our drawing skills in the style of Stephen Wiltshire.

It's really important to pay close attention to the way he uses lines in his artwork so you can recreate them accurately. Are the lines close together or distant? Are they straight or curved? Has he used hatching, cross-hatching or stippling? How will you recreate it?

Click here to watch a video to remind yourself of the hatching techniques. 

Click here for Stephen's picture of Big Ben and the grid to help you. 

PE - I know how much you all love PE, so I've put a link to Joe Wicks' lesson for today, to keep you moving. Click here to enjoy! 

TUESDAY 12TH JANUARY

MATHS STARTER - Many of you have now collected your home learning pack from school so, please complete pages 10 and 11 in the CGP Arithmetic book to revise multiplication and division facts.

MATHS - Our learning about square and cube numbers continues today.

Click here for information slides with examples and practice questions to complete.

Click here for the task sheets. Select Ready, Steady or Go as usual.

ENGLISH - Today, our focus is on spelling rules: whether the 'c' in a word makes a hard sound (like cola) or a soft sound (like notice - the 's' phoneme).

Click here to watch the lesson. Click here for the word sorting sheet, like our usual spelling lessons.

RE - We are starting our new unit on Christmas today. Christmas? I hear you cry! That's done and dusted. Yes, we might have celebrated the birth of Jesus Christ, but we are going to learn much more about the Christmas story in the Gospels.

Click here for the information slides. Click here for the Bible readings you will need.

Click here for the task sheet.

READING - Many of you have now collected your work pack from school so, please complete pages 2 and 3 'An Interview with Nixie Labs' in the CGP Reading Comprehension book today. 

MONDAY 11TH JANUARY

MATHS - Today, we are learning about square and cube numbers.

Watch the explanation clips about square numbers and cube numbers.

Click here for today's task sheets. Select the level you usually work on in class (Ready/Steady/Go).

ENGLISH - For the next four weeks, we are going to be working on a unit from Oak Academy. Our text will be Macbeth by William Shakespeare.

Click here to watch the lesson. Click here for the task sheet.

PE - Monday is always our PE day! Click here for a link to one of Joe Wicks' lessons.

MUSIC - Click here to listen to our focus song for this half term: Dancing in the Street by Martha and the Vandellas. Use your careful listening and appraising skills to consider these questions.

What style of music is this song? What instruments can you hear?

How does the song make you feel? Do you like it? Why/why not?

FRIDAY 8.1.2021 - Hi, Year 6! Hope you get out in the snow today!

MATHS - Today, we are practising our bus stop method division skills.

Click here for the activity sheet.

Complete each calculation carefully.

There will be two possible answers given. Follow the instructions for the correct answer by drawing that part or colouring the part on or around the circle.

Check out the examples of others we've done in school this week below.

ENGLISH - Today, we are writing the final version of our rap poems about one of the grown ups in school. Check you have some of the features of rap poetry: rhyme, repetition, rhythm, slang.

Then, practise performing it in a rap style!

Email me your poems or any performances that you can record and I will share them with the class here on our web page.

ART - Today, complete your picture of New York Taxis by Stephen Wiltshire from Wednesday's lesson. When you've finished, be sure to send me a photo to go on the class web page.

Check out Year 6's performances of their rap poems about some of the adults in school. 

They are awesome!

    Here's Year 6 working on their artwork.

    Just look at that concentration!

Year 6 enjoying a snowball fight!

THURSDAY 7.1.2021 - Morning, Year 6!

MATHS - Today, we are revising our rounding skills.

Remember to look carefully at the significant digit to help you round.

5 and above round up, 0-4 round down.

Eg. 3467 rounded to the nearest 10 - look at the ones column.  It becomes 3470.

Eg. 3467 rounded to the nearest 1000 - look at the hundreds column. It becomes 3000.

Click here for the activity sheet.

There are 24 pieces of a jigsaw. Cut them out.

Solve each rounding question. Match it to the jigsaw piece that has that answer.

What shape does the finished jigsaw make?

ENGLISH - Today, we are going to create a mindmap of ideas to help us write our own rap poem. We will also begin drafting our poems.

Click here for the information slides with an example poem written by Miss W.

Click here for the mind map planning sheet or you can just use some paper of your own.

SCIENCE - We are continuing with our forces topic from Autumn term and today, we have a practical mini-investigation to complete. Don't worry - you don't need too many resources for it!

Click here for the information slides, which includes some of our learning from Autumn term to help refresh our memories.

Click here for the activity sheet to complete for your mini-investigation. Don't worry if you can't print it - you can draw a diagram and record your results in a table on a piece of paper instead.

Year 6 completing their Rounding jigsaws this morning!

We enjoyed a practical Science lesson today. We hope you did at home too!

 

WEDNESDAY 6.1.2021

MATHS - Today, we are practising our column multiplication skills.

Click here for the activity sheet.

Complete each calculation carefully.

There will be two possible answers given. Follow the instructions for the correct answer by drawing that part or colouring the part on or around the circle.

Check out the examples of the one we did in school yesterday below.

ENGLISH - This week, we are going to learn more about someone we read and talked about when we learnt about biographies in the Autumn term.

One of my favourite poets. BENJAMIN ZEPHANIAH. Your first task this week is to explore some of his poetry.

Read the Powerpoint information, which includes a task sheet, by clicking here.

Follow the links below to read some of his poems and watch him perform. I can't decide whether my favourite poem is Talkin' Turkeys or Dis Poetry or I love my mother or ....

The British

I love my mother

Talking Turkeys

Dis Poetry

Who's Who  and  Clever Trevor

More poems by Benjamin

ART - We are continuing our work on the artist Stephen Wiltshire. Today, we are going to recreate one of his works, New York Taxis, using a grid to help us break the picture into small manageable parts.

Click on the links to the videos about shading and perspective to refresh your memory of the techniques we learnt in Autumn term.

Click here for the picture of New York Taxis and grid to help you.

Check out Year 6's fantastic arty Maths work from yesterday, when they worked on their related multiplication and division facts!

AUTUMN

PRACTISE YOUR MATHS FACTS WITH THESE FUN GAMES:

HIT THE BUTTON helps you practise your number bonds, halves, doubles, times tables and division facts. A great website!!!

 

YEAREALLENJOYEGAMES DAY!!

  

HOMEWORK FOR 11/12/2020

This week, your task is to watch two short films and create storyboards for them both.

Click here for the Passing Tides film about Linh's journey from Vietnam to Britain.

Click here for the film about the legend of the Wawel Dragon.

 

We started our Science topic of Lifecycles this week, by learning about the parts of a flower and then dissecting a lily and an alstroemeria to see if all flowers have the same parts.

 

This week, we have been reading 'Exclamation Mark', which is a story about a lonely exclamation mark who feels like it doesn't fit in with the other punctuation marks. But after meeting question mark, he learns his 'super power' and that it's great to be unique. We then wrote our own version for different punctuation marks and shared them with each other.

Homework is due in by Wednesday each week.

Children will receive three tasks: Maths, English and Spellings.

Year 6, it is your responsibility to make sure homework is completed and submitted on time.  Miss W :-)