Year 6

 


 


 


 

Daily Activities

 


 

Week Commencing 1st June 2020

Friday 5th June

Good morning Year 6! Another week is almost over. I hope you have all enjoyed your week. Thank you to those children who have logged into Google Classroom and submitted the form asking how you found logging in. Please can I ask that the rest of you all log into Google Classroom today. I am able to see which children have not yet logged in. You need to complete the assignment that has been set for you in 'Classwork'.

Here are your activities for today:

Story starter!

Watching each other, the two figures stood with their feet firmly planted on the ground.

The connection between them was extraordinary; far more powerful that the normal connection between a father and his son.

The light above them flickered and hummed before exploding completely, showering the ground in broken glass. But still, their eye-contact remained.

As the power began to course through each of their veins, the two figures felt the same sensation growing within them. It was as if an electrical current buzzed around their bodies.

As they placed a hand against the cold stone of the wall beside them, the power surged again. The current passed through their fingertips, and made its way along the contours of the wall, wriggling its way through until it reached the other person.

Their connection was strong. Their connection was true. The question was, how would they weald their new found power?

Sentence challenge!

The picture is in black and white. Imagine that it is in colour. Can you describe the scene using the colours within it?

Question time!

What makes these two characters so extraordinary?

How are they similar/different to a normal father and son?

What power do they possess? Can you explain it?

Why does the boy possess the same power as his father?

Are there any other powers that they possess?

How will they use their powers?

Will they be able to lead a normal life?

Are they always in control of their powers?

Are we always in control of our powers and feelings?

Perfect picture!

What power is it that they possess? Can you draw them using their power? Could they use it in such a way as to help people?

Maths: Number, addition and subtraction - lesson 9

English: Letter of complaint (clause structures)

Music: Exploring emotions

Thursday 4th June

Good morning Year 6! I hope your week is going well so far and you have all been getting on with your learning. It has been lovely to have children back at SCSJ the past couple of days and we are getting ready for your return. Your parents should have received a text last night on how to access Google Classroom. Please can you make sure that you try this today and complete the assignment that is set to say how you found logging in. There is a video link here to help you if you are stuck. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vpDjc1i7iA&t=1s

Here are your activities for today:

Story starter!

Hours and hours had passed, and she hadn’t seen a soul. The monotony of trudging through this seemingly never-ending labyrinth was tiring, and her eyelids felt heavy. The heady scent of the pine sap and earthy moss added to her lethargic state. She felt as if she could close her eyes and sleep for a thousand years. She knew she couldn’t though; being trapped in the woods when night fell wouldn't be a wise move. Making the most of the remaining daylight would be crucial, she knew.

A great sense of foreboding filled her, and she had a tight feeling in her chest. The trees around her, like sentinels protecting the gods of the forest, seemed to bear down upon her. The dense army of pine trees threatened her from every side. There was only one path forward, and she took it hesitantly, not knowing what awaited her in the distance…

Sentence challenge!

Can you add adverbs to my sentences below to make them better?

The girl was frightened. ______, she looked around at the surrounding forest. She began to walk ________ along the path, pausing________ to take a sip of water from her canteen.

From the distance ahead, she heard a scream. The sound echoed ________ through the forest.

Can you use adverbs in your own writing today?

Question time!

What does the fact that she is ‘trudging’ through the forest tell you about how she is feeling?

What does ‘lethargic’ mean?

Why would ‘making the most of the remaining daylight’ be crucial?

Why are the trees compared to sentinels?

What might happen in the forest when night falls? What is she so afraid of?

Who might ‘she’ be?

Have you ever been lost? What does it feel like?

Perfect picture!

Can you draw 5 things you would like to have with you if you were lost in a forest in the middle of nowhere?

You could then explain why each item might be valuable.

Maths: Number, addition and subtraction - lesson 8

English: Letter of complaint (identifying features)

History: Why did the USA and USSR enter a cold war?

Wednesday 3rd June

Good morning Year 6! I hope your week is going well so far and you managed to enjoy some of the sunshine yesterday.

Here are your activities for today:

Story starter!

Month: June Year: 3015

Dear diary,

It has now been 2 years since we moved here. Leaving Earth was tough, but we are beginning to feel more at home with every single week that passes.

When we came to our new home, we were allowed to bring everything with us from our Earth homes. It still feels a bit strange though. Life without gravity really takes some getting used to!

Can you continue the diary?

What is gravity? Can you include descriptions of what it is like to live without it?

Where is it that you now live? How is it different from your previous life? How do you spend your time? Do you prefer living in your new home?

Sentence challenge!

Circle the article(s) in each sentence below.

The furniture is glued down to the floor.

It’s often difficult to move around a house with no gravity.

I always wonder if I will ever see an alien.

Can you identify the articles you have used in your writing today?

Question time!

If you lived here how would life be different?

It is thought that one day it may be possible to live in on another planet. What do you think about this?

Is it a good idea? Why do you think humans are looking for ways to live in space or on another planet?

How does gravity work? How do we overcome gravity?

If living in space, how would you manage to do everyday things like brushing your teeth?

Perfect picture!

Can you draw what a classroom in space would look like? You could include this in your diary entry as well

Maths: Number, addition and subtraction - lesson 7

English: Letter of complaint (reading focus 2)

Geography: Fossil fuels and renewable energy

Spanish: Saying where you live

Staff Training Day

Dear Parents and Carers, 

I hope you all had a lovely half term. 

Today is a staff training day so there won't be any work uploaded to the website. If you would like to do some activities today then you can choose some of the activities here: HTTPS://WWW.THENATIONAL.ACADEM...

There are lots of different ones to choose from. 

Make sure that you choose the clubs for primary.

Have fun today and remember to check back tomorrow for your home learning!


Tuesday 2nd June

Good morning Year 6! 

Welcome to the last half term of Year 6! I am looking forward to seeing some of you back at school in a couple of weeks. I am working in school every day now and it seems very strange without you all here.

I hope you all enjoyed your half term; I spent a lot of time at the park having picnics, reading my book and relaxing. I look forward to hearing about what you all did.

Here are your activities for today:

Story starter!

Their speed was such that they appeared a blur to the little girl watching them. She sat on a stone wall, knees pulled up to her chest, bracing herself slightly against the strong breeze.

The herd of wild horses moved as one: a frothing, raging river cascading across the countryside. They reminded her of a waterfall she had visited with her parents last summer. The foam that formed on top of the surging water as it bubbled away in the plunge pool like a witch’s evil potion was the same colour as their long, flowing manes.

The horses seemed to be startled by something. What were they running from? Or was it perhaps that they felt a sense of great urgency to reach a certain destination?

The girl sat and pondered at the question…

Sentence challenge!

Collective nouns are names for a collection of people or things. For example, a herd of wild horses.

How many different collective nouns do you know?

Can you think of the collective nouns for 10 different animals?

Question time!

Who is the girl watching the horses?

Why is she out all alone?

Why do you think the horses are travelling so quickly?

Have you ever seen wild horses?

Why do you think there are few horses seen in the wild?

Do you think there are more in other parts of the world?

Do you think there used to be more wild horses in the past?

Do you know of any other animals that are found in the wild, but are also used for domestic purposes?

Perfect picture!

Can you draw a picture of something else that might move extremely quickly?

Try to show that the thing is moving very quickly in your picture.

Maths: Number, addition and subtraction - lesson 6

English: Letter of complaint

How did the Second World War end?

Your country needs you!

The Week Junior

 


 

Week Commencing 18th May 2020

Friday 22nd May

Good morning Year 6! I hope you have all had a good week. Today is the last day of the half term so there will be no online learning set for next week. I hope you have a lovely week, try to relax and do some nice things with your family.

Here are your activities for today:

Answers from The Week Junior:

1) Showing thanks, gratefulness 

2) False

3) Kindess brings people together. During the lockdown, some people will be feeling lovely and missing their family. Showing kindness to people will make you feel closer to them. 

4)16-year-olds in Wales were given the right to vote in Senedd elections. 

5) because she gave birth to a girl and Henry VIII wanted a boy to take over the throne after him 

6) he supports Wolves as he was born in Wolverhampton and used to go to games as a child with his father

Story starter!

The Great House had many hidden treasures. As a 10 year old girl, many of the rooms were out of bounds for Elsa, but her desire for adventure often got the better of her…

She peeked back over over shoulder to check that the coast was clear. She could hear one of the butlers clattering around in the kitchens at the far end of the hall; no one knew she was there.

She carefully turned the ornate, golden door handle, hearing the mechanism inside clunk, and eased the heavy, wooden door open just enough to slip inside the room.

Immediately, Elsa was bathed in light as it poured down from the circular windows in the ceiling. She could see dust dancing in the beams of sunlight.

With a flutter of excitement inside her chest, she strode confidently into the centre of the room, her shoes click-clacking off the chessboard-like floor. She loved this library – it felt like she was ‘in’ history. How many lords and ladies had graced this great room? It has stood here for centuries, and Elsa doubted that little, if anything, had changed over the years.

Elsa loved reading, but that wasn’t why she had come to the library. She approached one of the golden orbs lined up along the centre of the library floor, and carefully placed her finger on the top. It had worked last time. Would it work again? She longed for the magic to happen, and closed her eyes in silent prayer…

Sentence challenge!

Verbs are action/doing words.

Can you identify all the verbs I have used below? Can you replace them with more interesting verbs?

Elsa walked bravely across the floor. Light came down from the windows. She looked back over her shoulder to see if anyone was there.

Question time!

Why is Elsa in The Great House?

Why are some rooms ‘out of bounds’ to her?

What time of day do you think it is?

How does Elsa feel as she enters the library?

What is she hoping will happen in the library?

What happened the last time she was here?

Will anyone notice she has gone?

Perfect picture!

Can you draw a picture of what will happen when the orb in front of Elsa opens?

Number, addition and subtraction - lesson 5

English: Write a diary entry

Science: Magnets

Thursday 21st May

Good morning Year 6! It's almost the weekend again and next week is half term so you will have a week without home learning. I hope you have got some nice things planned for the week, maybe a bike ride or a nice walk somewhere. I'm planning to spend a lot of time in the park reading my book and maybe do some baking too! My sister, who lives in Peru, has moved back to England and last week moved to London so I am having a picnic on Saturday with her which is very exciting! 

I have also added a link today of the Hay Festival. This is going to be running until the end of May. Each morning from 8am there will be 2 recordings available either of a story telling or a performance. Definitely check it out!

Hay Festival

Contre-temps (silent film)

Imagine if an apocalypse had plunged the world underwater, perhaps it would look like this, hopefully, not something from the Busted song or Waterworld.  This short film is silent and only has two characters.  The clock hunter and a little girl who is discovered close to the end of the animation. The film opens with a view of the strange setting, we are left wondering if the clocks are underwater or inside a glass room under the water.  It is not until we first meet the clock hunter that we see that this is his home and it is under the water.  He is waiting for something and at 12 we find out what.  He is waiting for a low tide so that he can go and scavenge for clocks which are mysteriously scattered around the desolate landscape.   It seems like an ordinary day for our hero until he meets somebody unexpected who may just change his outlook on life.

Writing ideas:

  • Describe the opening scene, drawing it out, adding a sense mystery to make the reader wonder what is going on
  • Write dialogue between the man and girl.
  • Write the narrative in 1st person in the form of a diary/recount for each character.
  • Build tension during the escape sequence.
  • Write a sequel - what happens next.
  • Write a prequel - could be done in the form of a flashback with the clock hunter remembering the day that time stood still and the waters came.
  • Create a newspaper report describing the floods. .

Number, addition and subtraction - lesson 4

Diary entry - informal language

What was the holocaust?

Questions from The Week Junior

1) International Nurses Day - what does the word gratitude mean?

2) Big News - The Brazilian skateboarder landed a 180 degrees turn on a vertical ramp to become the first person to complete this. True or false?

3) Home News - Why did Mark Roland choose kindness for this years theme for Mental Health week? Why do you think that's particularly important at the moment?

4) Home News - What why 8th May particularly important to 16 year olds living in Wales?

5) Home News - Why did Henry VIII have Anne Boleyn beheaded?

6) Book club - Which football team does James Bird support and why?

Wednesday 20th May

Good morning Year 6! I hope your week is going well so far and you are managing to enjoy some of the sunshine at some point during your day. It was so hot yesterday that I felt like I was in another country whilst I was on my walk.

Here are your activities for today:

What story could you write about this picture? Do you recognise which river it might be?

Sentence challenge!

Can you use adverbs in your writing to describe how something is done?

Can you use adverbs before nouns?

Can you use adverbs after nouns?

e.g. Swiftly, the bird soared towards the ground.

Question time!

What animal can you see in the picture?

Why has the bird suddenly swooped down towards the ground?

What is the other bird doing?

Do birds enjoy flying?

Would you rather be a bird or a human?

Where do you think this photograph was taken?

Perfect picture!

Can you draw a picture of what you think the bird might be chasing?

The bird soared swiftly towards the ground.

Number, addition and subtraction - lesson 3

Diary entry - identifying features

What impact have humans had on plants and animals?

Tuesday 19th May

Good morning Year 6! I hope you had a good start to the week. I went into SCSJ yesterday to have a look at the classrooms for when we re-open. It was lovely to be back in school and made me very excited for when we can open again. 

Here are your activities for today:

Story starter!

The engine screamed as the wheels spun round. His heart pounded. Tim knew that he only had seconds to act.

There was a long, moss-covered log wedged underneath the jeep, preventing it from moving. The wheels continued to spin pointlessly, smoke starting to billow out from underneath the bonnet.

A terrifying roar filled his ears, and he knew the monster was right behind him. He could feel the ground shake beneath him as its gigantic feet collided with the ground. He knew what would happen if it caught him, and muttered a prayer beneath his breath.

Tim suddenly found himself lunging forward. He realised that the wheels must finally have found some traction, and he breathed out with relief as he sped off onto the path once again; the wheels of the jeep content to be chewing up the firm gravel once again.

The chase was back on, and the T-Rex let out another blood-chilling roar, determined not to let its prey escape…

Sentence challenge!

Can you make a list of all of the noises a T-Rex might make whilst pursuing its prey?

Can you use these words in a sentence? They are called onomatopoeia – they sound like their meaning.

Question time!

How do you think Tim is feeling?

What has caused the jeep to stop moving?

Why is he all alone and being chased by a dinosaur?

Are there other dinosaurs or people close by?

How will Tim manage to escape?

If you could bring back the dinosaurs, would you?

Might it be possible to bring them back one day?

Perfect picture!

Imagine you are in charge of designing a dinosaur theme park. Can you design a visual plan? Think carefully about making it safe for the public and the dinosaurs.

Number, addition and subtraction - lesson 2

Diary entry - lesson 2

Spanish lesson

The Week Junior

Monday 18th May

Good morning Year 6! I hope you have all had a lovely weekend and managed to enjoy some of the sunshine. I went on some lovely walks and got to see my friend for a picnic yesterday which was lots of fun! This is the last week before half term. Remember to send me any pictures of things that you have been doing, especially from your Lockdown SATs last week. I have really enjoyed looking at the photos that I have been sent. The Lockdown SATs answers were posted on Friday but I have posted them again today just in case you missed them.

Mental Health Awareness Week

This week (18-24 May 2020) is Mental Health Awareness Week and this year’s theme is kindness.

In our MindUP sessions at school we have thought about how acts of kindness create positive feelings for both the giver and the receiver of those acts. A chemical called dopamine is released in the brain when you do an act of kindness and this makes you feel good. Below is an example MindUP lesson to remind you:

https://mindup.org/mindup-lesson-14-performing-acts-kindness/

Place2be have launched a virtual Kindness Cups to celebrate the incredible acts of kindness taking place across school communities. Follow the Place2be link below and scroll down to download your Kindness Cup toolkit so you can design your own cup or edit a certificate to award to someone whose kindness has made you feel good. Send in your designs and ideas for us to share and celebrate on the school Instagram page this week.

https://www.place2be.org.uk/about-us/news-and-blogs/2020/may/award-a-kindness-cup-for-mental-health-awareness-week/

00 Acts of Kindness Challenge Week 3 | Kindness q




Have a wonderful week. 

Maths answers from Friday: A, D, D, D, D

Reading answers from Friday: 

1. Victory in Europe

2. 15th August 1945

3. Strong winds blew him off course which meant that he had to be towed to shore.

4. False (coins are not classed as treasure)

5. Dry weather and strong winds. 

6. Personal opinion. As long as you have provided an explanation as to whether or not you think that horse drawn carriages should be banned. 

7. Iceland

Story starter!

The children disembarked the bus, and stood huddled together on the road. It was a cold, foggy day, and so the children, wrapped up in coats and scarves, shivered as they waited.

Their teacher beckoned them closer, and as one they edged cautiously towards the skeleton. What was supposed to be a boring school trip had just got a whole lot more exciting! Were they on the verge of making a terrific discovery?

Sentence challenge!

A complex sentence must contain a subordinate clause. This is a clause that doesn’t make sense on its own.

E.g. Even though it was an extremely foggy day, the children could see the outline of a skeleton in front of them

Write a complex sentence of your own and underline your subordinate clause.

Try starting your sentence with:

As, While, When, If, Even though, Although

Question time!

What school trip were the children supposed to be on, do you think?

What have they discovered?

How did the skeleton get there?

What animal is it?

What will the children and their teacher do next?

Have you ever made a discovery?

Could you write about this discovery or a discovery you have made?

Perfect picture!

Can you draw a picture of the animal when it was alive?

Number, Addition and Subtraction - lesson 1

Diary entry - reading focus

Anti-semitism in Germany 1930s

 


 

Week Commencing 11th May 2020

Friday 15th May

Good morning Year 6! It's Friday and only one more week until half term. It was so lovely to speak to most of you yesterday; I know how much you are missing your friends but try to keep positive and keep yourself busy with the online learning everyday. I told a couple of you that I have planted some seeds (some spring onions and courgettes). I have attached a picture of them so you can see how they are growing. The spring onions have gone a little bit crazy! Have a lovely day Year 6 and enjoy your weekend. I'm planning on a picnic on both Saturday and Sunday!

Here are your activities for today:

Maths answers from yesterday: D, B, B, A, D

Courgettes

Spring onions

Reverso - short film

Now choose an activity to do:

  • Write a diary - a day in the life. 
  • Write a report about an accident caused by him.
  • Write a narrative flashback about how he came to Earth
  • Complete a dual narrative from the point of view of the boy and his father. 

Co-ordinate problems lesson

Music lesson

Questions on The Week Junior:

1. What does VE day stand for?

2. What date did Japan surrender in WW2?

3. Why might Graham Walters' world record of sailing across the Atlantic Ocean not have counted? Do you think it was fair that it still counted?

4. A coin that is older than 300 years old is classed as 'treasure'. True or false?

5. These questions can all be found in the 'Around the World' section

- What made it difficult for firefighters to tackle the blaze in Poland?

6. Do you agree that horse drawn carriages in Chicago should be banned? Why? Why not?

7. Which country was the deadlift record broken?

8. Question on 'Doing it yourself' - How do we know that Martin Roberts enjoys playing in the playhouse?

Thursday 14th May

Good morning Year 6! We are almost at the end of another week. I hope you have all had a good week. I will be speaking to you at some point today to see how you are getting on and hear all about what you have been doing! 

Here are your activities for today:

Maths answers from yesterday: A, D, C, A, C, C

Story starter!

Just minutes before, everything had been completely normal. He had sat eating his breakfast at the kitchen table, as he did every day of his life.

It was only when he looked in the mirror that he realised something was wrong. For several seconds he had panicked, and a sick feeling grew in his stomach. His mouth felt dry and he started to sweat as he sprinted from room to room, trying in vain to find a reflection.

How could this have happened? Of all days, why did it have to be today? This was the most important day of his life. He had to find help…

Sentence challenge!

Adverbs describe how something is done. They make a sentence better by adding detail to the verb.

For example:

The pen scribbled frantically across the page.

Can you add an adverb to the following sentences to add detail to the verb?

The man dashed from room to room.

He wrote on the paper.

He stared into the mirror.

His heart pumped inside his chest.

Question time!

Why is today the most important day of his life? What is supposed to be happening?

Who is ‘he’?

What has happened to him?

When did it happen?

What caused him to finally realise what happened?

How will he find help?

Why is he wearing gloves?

What will he do next?

Can you have a go at writing the content of the letter?

Perfect picture!

Imagine you have just turned invisible. Can you draw the first thing you would do?

Instructions - identifying features

Fractions - lesson 20

Living Organisms

Sustainability and plastics

The Week Junior - questions on this tomorrow

Wednesday 13th May

Good morning Year 6! I hope your week is going well so far. Remember to send any photos of work that you have been doing to info@scsj.rbjc.sch.uk - it is always great to see what you have been doing. Here are your activities for today:

Maths answers from yesterday: C, B, B, B, D, B.

Watch the short film - Francis

After you have watched the film, here are some different ideas that I would like you to do. Choose one from the list:

- Write a story telling me what has happened in the film

- Write the story that might have happened before this part of the film

- Write a newspaper describing what has happened

Lesson 19 - fractions

Reading lesson 2

What do you know about settlements?

Spanish - how to say the date

Tuesday 12th May

Good morning Year 6! I hope you all had a good day yesterday and managed to make a start on some of the questions on the SATs booklet. I have attached The Week Junior for this week and later this week, there will be some questions based on some of the stories in there. I will be making phone calls on Thursday this week, so I look forward to speaking to all of you then

Please remind your parents/carers that there is information on school website about the book swap we are offering at school. If you have finished your reading book (which I'm sure you all have), this can be a chance to change it for a new book. Here are your activities for today:

Maths answers from yesterday: C, A, D, A, A

Story starter!

No one knew where they had come from. Nobody had even been there when they appeared.

Once word had spread about these mysterious objects, people had started to flock from far and wide.

Sophie loved a mystery, and she herself had journeyed a great way to see if the rumours she had heard were true. She stood on the makeshift stone path that had been hurriedly thrown down to guide the curious onlookers through the scorching desert, and gazed in amazement at the sight that greeted her bewildered eyes…

Sentence challenge!

Can you use an ellipsis to create suspense in your writing?

Out of the teapot it cape… A terrifying hissing sound and a loud clattering…

Tap…Tap…Tap… Something was trying to get out…

Question time!

Where have these objects come from?

What is inside them?

Who is Sophie and why is she so interested in these objects?

Where has she travelled from? How did she find the teapots?

Why have people built scaffolding up against them?

Who are the people in the tents and why are they there?

What do you think caused the teapots to crack?

Perfect picture!

Can you draw or describe where you think these strange teapots have come from?

Lesson 18 - fractions

History - Was World War Two inevitable?

Science - what are the different animal kingdoms?

The Week Junior

Monday 11th May

Good morning Year 6! I hope you all had a nice bank holiday weekend and managed to enjoy some of the sunshine on your daily walks. I went on some long walks, read my book and spoke to some friends and family on the phone. Did any of you do anything to celebrate VE day. I'm sure some of you will remember learning about Victory in Europe day when we we learning about World War 2 in the Autumn term. Have you seen the video from the teachers that is on the school website? I loved seeing all of the teachers and TAs that I haven't been able to see since school closed. This week I will be ringing all of you again to hear about how you have been getting on. I look forward to hearing all of your voices! 

As you might know, this week should have been the week for SATs. Because we won't be completing the assessments, there is a little fun SATs paper for you to have a go at this week. Answers will be posted on here on Friday so take your time throughout the week. You might need to photograph some of the tasks to send to me to see :)

Here are your activities for today:

Maths answers from Thursday: B, C, A, D, C

Reading answers from Thursday: 

1) Because a marathon is 26.2 miles

2) 'Finally'

3) So that children from all over the World can read it

4) False

5) Because it is large but very light

- Examined stars that had already been studied

Story starter!

The witch hadn’t slept for three nights. The first night she’d spent deep in thought, plotting. The second she’d spent stooped over her cauldron, muttering evil incantations as she prepared the foul and odorous brew. On the third night, the deed had been done. Without a glimmer of remorse, she took flight once again, glancing back over her shoulder at the wreckage she’d left behind. A merciless cackle escaped her chapped lips…

Sentence challenge!

Can you place the missing bracket in the sentence below?

The witch who was a very steady flyer) soared through the air at great speed.

Can you write a sentence containing brackets?

Question time!

Where does the witch live?

What did she brew inside her cauldron?

What ingredients might she have used?

What evil deed did she carry out on the third night?

Does the witch regret what she’d done?

What powers do you think the witch possesses?

Perfect picture!

Can you draw a picture of a witch’s house?

Fractions - lesson 17

Reading lesson

The Solar System

 


 

Week Commencing 4th May 2020

Thursday 7th May

Good morning Year 6! Today is your Friday, a very short week! I think the weeks are going by quicker and quicker! I hope you have got some nice things planned for the Bank Holiday weekend (maybe some baking, or craft work). I will be calling all of you again next week to hear how you are getting on so I'm looking forward to that a lot! Have a lovely day today and enjoy your extra day off. 

I have also attached the link for The Book of Hopes that featured in The Week Junior this week. There are some really lovely stories for you to read. 

Here are your activities for today (there are 2 writing activities so choose which one you would prefer to do today, or maybe do the other over the weekend)

Maths answers from yesterday: A, A, C, B, A

Book of Hopes

Story starter!

The Patronus Charm is difficult to produce, and many witches and wizards struggle to produce a full Patronus: a guardian which generally takes the form of the animal with whom they share the deepest affinity. For Severus Snape however, a wizard trained and experienced in the Dark Arts, it was easy.

He felt a slight tingle from the end of his wand as he swished it in a smooth, subtle arc. A jet of flawless, pale-white light danced from its tip, and the Patronus began to take form in front of him…

Sentence challenge!

Can you identify all of the verbs in the following sentences?

Professor Snape flicked his wand and a stream of bright light shone into the night. A bright, white doe appeared in front of him. He smiled as the doe danced across the forest, but began to frown when he saw the Dementor approaching.

Question time!

What form does Severus Snape’s Patronus take?

Why do you think the Patronus charm is a particularly difficult spell to cast?

Why has Snape performed the charm?

Where do you think Professor Snape is?

What might be about to happen?

Is anyone else in the Forbidden Forest with him?

Do you know of any other creatures that dwell there?

Do you know what form Harry Potter’s Patronus takes?

High Diving Giraffes

Here are some ideas of writing that you could do after watching High Diving Giraffes:

  • Write a news report of the event.
  • Describe the giraffe in detail.
  • Use show not tell throughout describing all that happens as if it is a human and then reveal at the end that it is in fact a giraffe. 
  • Write through the eyes of the giraffe.

Fractions lesson 16

Questions for The Week Junior

1. Why did they choose the number 2.6 for the challenge that lots of people took part in last week?

2. In the story about Prickles the sheep, which word tells us that people have been looking for her for a long time?

3. Why do you think A Book for Children has been translated into so many different languages?

4. Question regarding a Maned Wolf

True or False - the diet of a maned wolf is vegetarian.

5. The following 2 questions will be based on Science & Technology

Why do you think Planet Kelt-11b is thought to be one of the puffiest planets ever discovered?

What was the first check that needed to be made before Cheops could be declared ready for action?

How can we add visual texture to art work?

How to create optical illusions and shadows in art

Good morning Year 6! I hope you week is going well so far. Remember that it is a Bank Holiday on Friday so this week will be a shorter week. I have posted the link for The Week Junior again, there will be questions on this tomorrow so make sure you have read some of the stories. You might want to carry on with your Science from yesterday with whatever you were creating? Did you learn lots of exciting facts from the videos?

Here are your activities for today:

Maths answers from yesterday: B, C, B, B, C

Story starter!

The driver glared at the sight in front of him. He simply couldn’t believe his eyes!

The blizzard continued to swirl all around them, making it even more difficult to steer. He knew he had to act quickly, or else it would be too late.

The distracting whirling and clanking of machinery all around him didn’t help to settle his nerves, but he knew he had to wrestle control of his emotions: his next move was to be a defining one…

Sentence challenge!

‘Show, don’t tell’ is technique that writers use to describe a character’s emotion. Rather than telling the reader how a character feels, you can show them what happens to their body.

E.g. Instead of saying ‘he felt sad’ you could write ‘a tear rolled down his cheek’, or instead of saying ‘he was scared’ you could write ‘he began to tremble’.

Can you use ‘Show, don’t tell’ to describe the driver’s feelings?

Question time!

What vehicle is the driver operating?

What might he have seen in front of him?

What is the weather like outside?

Is there anyone else depending on the driver to salvage the situation?

What happens to your body when you start to panic?

Have you ever panicked? How did you overcome the feeling?

Perfect picture!

Can you draw what the driver has seen out of the window?

You could also draw the vehicle the man is driving.

FRACTIONS - LESSON 14

FRACTIONS - LESSON 15

WHAT WAS LIFE LIKE IN NAZI GERMANY?

HOW TO SAY YOUR BIRTHDAY IN SPANISH

PLEASE READ READY FOR QUESTIONS TOMORROW


Tuesday 5th May

Good morning Year 6! 

I hope you have all had a lovely start to the week and enjoyed your activities yesterday. Did you manage to try the Spanish lesson? If you didn't manage to get all of the activities completed yesterday, then don't worry as you might find time at another point in the week.

Here are your activities for today:

Maths answers from yesterday: D, B, D, D, B

Story starter!

Timidly, she pushed back the branches and peered into the clearing. Sunshine drenched the ground as it poured through the canopy above.

She had been following the trail of clues for days, and she had finally reached her destination. Were the stories true? Was this really the place people in her village had talked about for centuries?

She hoped her own story would have a fairytale ending, but in the back of her mind a sickening thought arose – what if something more sinister waited ahead?

Sentence challenge!

Imagine you are standing on the edge of the clearing about to cross the field.

How do you feel?

How might you move towards the door?

Can you think of better verbs than walked?

I walked across the field towards to door.

Can you improve this sentence by adding a more powerful verb? Can you improve it in any other ways?

Question time!

Who is the girl in the picture?

Where has she come from?

What stories have been told in her village for centuries?

What do you think she hopes will be inside the house?

What will she actually find inside?

Why is she all alone?

What are the golden specks of light that appear at the front of the picture?

How has the girl found this place?

Perfect picture!

Can you draw what it is like inside the house? What does the girl see as she enters?

Fractions - lesson 13

Science - Marine Life

Spanish lesson 2

Monday 4th May

Good morning Year 6! I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I did a lot of sleeping, reading and walking and feel very refreshed ready for another week. I have attached the Week Junior for this week so have a little look through that over the next few days as there will be some questions on it later on in the week. Something that I have been doing most days since the start of lockdown is learning Spanish. I have found a lesson to introduce you to Spanish for today. Let me know how you get on. Adios amigos. 

Here are your activities for today:

Maths answers from Friday: D, D, A, A, D

Story starter!

Professor Plum had been locked away in his laboratory for days now, barely even stopping to eat or drink.

He rested his left arm on the dusty pile of books scattered across his desk, and with his right hand he gently flicked the conical flask in front of him. The red and orange liquid inside coughed and spluttered as heat from the Bunsen burner excited it from below.

Professor Plum wiped his weary eyes; only the excitement of finally finishing the potion kept him awake. Just a few more hours, then it would be ready…

Sentence challenge!

What sounds might you hear in Professor Plum’s laboratory?

Can you use your senses to describe what it would be like to be in there?

Question time!

Who is Professor Plum?

What potion is he making?

Has the Professor chosen to lock himself away?

Why hasn’t he had any sleep?

What might the vessels and books on the table contain?

If you could make any magic potion, what would you make?

What do you think the Professor keeps in his pockets?

Perfect picture!

Imagine you have the power and ingredients to make any magic potion. Can you draw and describe your creation?

English: 

Set C: Puzzle and Set C score sheet (p.60-61) in KS2 English Reading Book 1 and Book 2. 

If you have any other incompleted activities in these books then you can finish them off this week. 

Lesson 12 - fractions

What was the Treaty of Versailles?

How did Hitler rise to power?

The Week Junior

Time to learn Spanish!

 


 

Week Commencing 27th April 2020

Friday 1st May

Good morning Year 6! It's Friday and it's May! I hope you have all had a good week and have kept yourselves busy. I'm hoping that some of you managed to watch the assembly by the Archbishop of Canterbury yesterday. Remember if you didn't then you will still be able to access it on the Oak National Academy website. Have a lovely day and enjoy your weekend. 

Here are your activities for today:

Maths answers from yesterday: C, C, B, B, A

Reading answers from yesterday:

1. Lady Gaga

2. Denmark

3. Because of bomb damage

4. Trees

5. Iran

6. Because more people are doing home baking during lockdown

7. About 18

8. Vandalised

9. Fun Kids Book Club

10. 'Under' or 'less than' 2 hours

Assembly from yesterday with the Archbishop of Canterbury

Story starter!

For many years now the piano had stood in silence, like a tombstone in a graveyard, surrounded by echoes, memories of the past.

What things the piano had witnessed! Glorious concerts that delighted the countless ladies and gentleman that dressed up in their finery and flooded into the concert hall: a wave of laughter and joy. Oh, how the piano had shone under the lights! Oh how its keys had sung the most beautiful melodies, bathing the audiences in the movements of Chopin and Beethoven performed with angelic perfection!

Now, everything was different. The events of the last few years had seen to that…

Sentence challenge!

Think about what the piano looked like before and after ‘the events of the last few years’.

Can you write a description of the piano before and after?

Think carefully about its appearance and how it might have changed.

Question time!

What events have occurred over the ‘last few years’?

Why has nobody played the piano for so long?

What kind of building does the piano live in?

What has happened to the people that used to play the piano here?

What has happened to the audiences that came to listen to the piano?

What kind of people came to listen?

Who was the last person to play this piano?

Will it be played again?

Perfect picture!

Can you draw a picture of the last person to play the piano?

Can you draw a picture of the person who will play it next?

English: Please complete: Set C: Test 6 in Reading Book 1 (p.57-59) and Set C: Test 5 in Reading Book 2 (p.57-59).  If you have previously completed these, then please read your own reading book for 20 minutes or have a read the pages from Where the World Turns Wild.

Maths: Please  watch the 2 lessons below and join in when asked. Then please complete the questions on 

Lesson 1 - factors and multiples

Simplifying fractions

Theory of Evolution lesson

Thursday 30th April

Good morning Year 6. I can't believe another week is almost over! I hope you enjoyed the activities from yesterday; there will some more of those types of activities today. The Archbishop of Canterbury is going to be hosting a live assembly at 10am today. You can either watch the assembly live via TES but to watch it will be placed on Oak National academy after. I have added the link underneath this for you to watch it. 

Here are you activities for today:

Maths answers from yesterday: D, B, D, A, B

Archbishop of Canterbury assembly

You might want to listen to this to find out more about Nelson Mandela after the assembly

Story starter!

She knew that it hadn’t been a good idea to leave the tap running, but now she was starting to enjoy herself…

Sentence challenge!

Verbs are actions/doing words. Can you think of a verb that would match with the following nouns to describe what they are doing?

E.g. water – trickled

Bath

turtle

water

sun

the girl

fish

plug

shower curtain

Can you put them into sentences?

Question time!

Where did her journey begin?

Why was it ‘unexpected’?

Where will she go on her adventure?

What different things will she encounter?

How will she get back home?

How might she be feeling about the adventure?

What will her parents be thinking?

Would you like to go on an adventure like this? Perhaps you can write about it!

Perfect picture!

Can you draw another place she might visit on her adventure in the bath?

English: Please complete: Set C: Test 5 in Reading Book 1 (p.54-56) and Set C: Test 5 in Reading Book 2 (p.54-56).  If you have previously completed these, then please read your own reading book for 20 minutes or have a look at the questions from The Week Junior.

Maths: Please complete Set C: Arithmetic Test in Arithmetic Test Book 1 (p.54-55) and Set C: Arithmetic Test in Arithmetic Test Book 2 (p.54-55). Remember to check all of your answers after you have completed both and look at any mistakes made to see if you can work out where you went wrong.  Then please watch the lesson that I have added and join in where possible. After, please complete the questions linked to numbers with up to 3 decimal places.

Fractions consolidation lesson

Questions from The Week Junior

First double page questions:

1. Whose idea was the One World:Together at home concert?

2. Which country became the first country to reopen schools?

3. Why did MPs have to hold debates outside of Houses of Commons chamber during and for years after WW2?

Questions from p.6-7

4. What are people in Iceland being recommended to hug during the Coronavirus outbreak?

5. Which country is Magnus Carlsen (chess champion) originally from?

6. Why is there a flour shortage in New Zealand?

7. How old was Tutankhamun when he died?

Questions from p.21-22

8. Find a synonym for the word 'destroyed' in the Banksy story.

9. Which podcast does Bex Lindsay present?

10. In the phrase 'sub 2 hour marathon' what does sub mean?

History lesson 2

Wednesday 29th April

Good morning Year 6. I hope you are all having a good week so far. Sorry that the learning didn't upload until lunch time yesterday. Hopefully this morning it all works properly. I have got a few new activities for you to complete today so check the different activities carefully so you know what there is to do. 

Here are your activities from today:

Maths answers from yesterday: A, C, C, D, B, C, D, C, C, B


Story starter!

The enormous die crashed into the sand with a thud, but what number would it land on?

The giants ran after it, craning their necks, jostling with one another to see what the outcome would be. As they moved across the beach the ground shook violently, barely able to contain their mighty weight and size.

Finally, the die came to rest. One of the giants let out an almighty roar of delight that reverberated for miles around…

Sentence challenge!

Can you make a list of sounds (onomatopoeia) that the die might make as it is thrown on the beach?

E.g. thump, thud

Can you then start a sentence with a sound?

Thump! The die landed on the beach.

Thud… The die rolled over one final time.

Question time!

What number did the die land on?

Who is playing the game?

What game might they be playing?

What will happen now that the die has stopped?

Is there anybody else nearby who has witnessed the game?

Where have the giants come from? Is this their home?

Perfect picture!

Can you draw a picture of the giants who are playing the game?

Watch this video about free falling from space

After watching the video above, can you imagine that you are Felix? Write a diary entry after he landed back down on Earth to explain how he felt during the adventure. 

English: Please complete: Set C: Test 4 in Reading Book 1 (p.51-53) and Set C: Test 4 in Reading Book 2 (p.51-53).  If you have previously completed these, then please read your own reading book for 20 minutes or continue to read some of the stories from The Week Junior, there will be questions from some of these stories tomorrow. 

Maths: Please complete Set C: Test 5 in Arithmetic Test Book 1 (p.51-53) and Set C: Test 5 in Arithmetic Test Book 2 (p.51-53). Remember to check all of your answers after you have completed both and look at any mistakes made to see if you can work out where you went wrong.  Then please watch the 2 lessons that I have added and join in where possible. After, please complete the questions linked to numbers with up to 3 decimal places.

Lesson 8 on fractions

Watch the lesson below on causes of the First World War and make some notes on anything that you find interesting. There will be another lesson to follow tomorrow.

Watch this lesson on Causes of the First World War

Tuesday 28th April

Good morning Year 6! 

I'm sorry that this didn't upload for this morning, hopefully you can view it now.

I hope you all had a good start to the week yesterday. I have added some photos of some Year 6 learning to the Instagram page so have a little look if you get a chance. I have added in some different Science resources for this afternoon that I would like you to have a look at. They are from the Science Museum in South Kensington and there are lots of great activities, quizzes, videos for you to have a look at. There are also some more specific links that I have added for you to have a look at too. 

Here are your activities for today:

Maths answers from yesterday: B, B, B, C, A, D, C, B, A, C

Story starter!

She had resided at Raven Cliff Crag for hundreds of years, perfecting her art, honing her skills.

Her concoctions bubbled and frothed in front of her; she let out a hearty laugh. “Not long now” she muttered under her breath. Her creation was almost complete…

Sentence challenge!

Can you think of different words/synonyms for ‘said’?

Make a list of them.

Can you make these sentences better in using some of your words?

“Nearly finished” said the witch under her breath.

“Nearly finished!” said the witch angrily.

“Nearly finished” said the witch to herself quietly.

Question time!

Who is the person in the story starter?

What is Raven Cliff Crag?

What are the skills she has been honing for hundreds of years?

What else must she do before her creation is complete?

What is she creating?

What will happen when she has finished?

Think carefully about whether the character’s intentions are good or evil…

Perfect picture!

Can you draw a picture of the person who has concocted the contents of the jars? Think carefully about her nature and her appearance.

English:

Please complete: Set C: Test 3 in Reading Book 1 (p.48-50) and Set C: Test 3 in Reading Book 2 (p.48-50).  If you have previously completed these, then please read your own reading book for 20 minutes or continue to read some of the stories from The Week Junior. 

Grammar: From your grammar book, please complete Spelling Questions: C (in the middle of your book) and Set C: Spelling Test (p.57) If there are any spellings you are finding hard, think about different ways that you could practice these words. If you haven't completed Spelling Questions A, then please complete this too as well as the spelling test for A. 

Maths: Please complete Set C: Test 4 in Arithmetic Test Book 1 (p.48-50) and Set C: Test 4 in Arithmetic Test Book 2 (p.48-50). Remember to check all of your answers after you have completed both and look at any mistakes made to see if you can work out where you went wrong.  Then please watch the 2 lessons that I have added (I added the wrong one yesterday so please do 2 today) and join in where possible. After, please complete the questions linked to coordinates underneath.

First lesson to watch

Second lesson to watch

Plastic website

Virtual tour of the Science Museum

Different KS2 science activities

Monday 27th April

Good morning Year 6! I hope you all had a lovely weekend. It was so nice to speak to those of you that I managed to talk to on Friday. You all sounded like you have been keeping busy and this was great to hear. Thank you to those children that have since sent me photos of things that they have been doing. I was going to bake this weekend but ended up changing my mind and made a roast dinner yesterday instead! I have included a photo for you to have a look at it. This week during the afternoons I would like you have a look at some of the Science/History/Geography links that I post up and see what activities you might like to do. I will also attach The Week Junior for you to read. There will be questions on this later on in the week. 

I hope you all have a lovely week and remember to send any photos into info@scsj.rbkc,sch.uk

Here are your activities for today:

Story starter!

She had found it lying alone, deserted, abandoned in the attic. After making the discovery, Anna had gazed and marvelled at it for some time. Where had it come from? Why had no dust settled upon it, as it had done over everything else that resided in her attic? A layer of the thick dust blanketed the attic floor, and as the sunlight glared through the attic windows, the dust particles yet to settle were illuminated as they hovered in the stuffy air. Yet, the mirror looked flawless, untouched by age, not a finger print in sight.

Anna propped the mirror up against one of the thick, timber beams that jutted from the attic floor. Settling down into a comfortable position, she tentatively placed a finger against the glass…

Sentence challenge!

Can you make a list of adjectives to describe the mirror?

Can you choose two of your adjectives and write a sentence about what Anna is doing?

E.g. Anna touched the ____,____ mirror with her finger.

Once you’ve done that, can you think of other ways to improve your sentence?

Question time!

Where do you think the mirror has come from?

Who does it belong to?

Why has Anna not noticed it before?

What will happen now that Anna has touched the mirror?

What are attics used for?

Do you have an attic? Is there anything interesting up there?

Perfect picture!

Can you draw a picture of what might happen now that Anna has touched the mirror?

English:

Please complete: Set C: Test 2 in Reading Book 1 (p.45-47) and Set C: Test 2 in Reading Book 2 (p.45-47).  If you have previously completed these, then please read your own reading book for 20 minutes or start to read some of the stories from The Week Junior. 

Grammar: From your grammar book, please complete Set C: Puzzle and score sheet (p,57-58) Go through any questions that you had previously got incorrect. Then, please complete Spelling Questions: B (in the middle of your book) and Set B: Spelling Test (p.37) If there are any spellings you are finding hard, think about different ways that you could practice these words. 

Maths: Please complete Set C: Test 3 in Arithmetic Test Book 1 (p.45-47) and Set C: Test 3 in Arithmetic Test Book 2 (p.45-47). Remember to check all of your answers after you have completed both and look at any mistakes made to see if you can work out where you went wrong.  Then please watch this lesson on fractions and join in where possible. After, please complete the questions linked to coordinates underneath.

Watch the video and join in where asked to do so.

The Week Junior

Below is a link to a Science website that I would like you to have a look on this afternoon. Think about areas that we have already learnt about this year at school (body systems, materials, chemical reactions) and see what else you can learn. There are lots of videos,quizzes, ideas for experiments that you might be able to do at home. The 2nd link is a Chemistry specific page that I found that I thought was interesting! 

Science website

Chemistry page

 


 

Week Commencing 20th April 2020

Friday 24th April

Good morning Year 6! I can't believe it's Friday already, I think this feels like it has been a really quick week. I hope you enjoyed your activities on St George's Day yesterday and have managed to add some information to your newspaper. Remember to send anything that you have been doing or you would like me to see to info@scsj.rbkc.sch.uk. It would be really great to see anything that you have been doing at home. I will be speaking to you all at some point today too so I'm sure that you can tell me about it then.

I hope you have been enjoying the pages of Where the World Turns Wild - I certainly am. I am so excited to find out what happens next! Enjoy your day today and have a lovely weekend.

Here are your activities for today:

Maths answers from yesterday:

A, B, A, D, C, A, A, A, B, B

Reading answers from yesterday:

1) 23rd April

2) Any 5 from these: Canada, Croatia, Portugal, Cyprus, Georgia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Macedonia

3) Turkey

4) Roman Emperor Diocletian

5) Christian

6) Brave

7) Because he protested against Rome persecuting Christians

8) Palestine

Story starter!

Robin exhaled slowly. As an archer, this final exhalation, almost a ritual, was the calm before the storm; the final moment before releasing the arrow and wreaking havoc on its target.

Like all bowman, Robin was as strong as an ox. Daily training had seen to that. Hours upon hours of drawing back the beautifully curved yew bow had thickened Robin’s muscles like hempen rope, to the point where he could now draw the massive bow with ease.

The thousands of arrows that he had loosed since the age of 6, when he had been given his first bow, made Robin a professional, and like his ancestors, a bowman of his skill didn’t miss. The yew bow was so familiar that it was like an extension of his body; when it was not in his hands he didn’t feel alive.

He was the bow. The bow was him.

He didn’t need to aim; all he had to do was glance at his target and he knew the missile would find its mark.

A rustle from the treeline to his left disturbed Robin’s thoughts…

Sentence challenge!

Similes are a great way to describe one object by comparing it to another.

Can you find any similes in the story starter?

Can you attempt to use similes to describe something the picture?

Question time!

Have you ever seen a medieval longbow? Why do you think it is so difficult to draw the bow?

What is a bowyer?

Why do you think archers often chose wood from a yew tree for their bows?

What might have caused the rustle in the bushes?

Why is Robin alone in the woods?

Can you recall the story of Robin Hood?

Which other characters do you know?

Can you think of any other skills that require lots of practise, like being an archer?

Perfect picture!

Can you research and then draw a medieval longbowman?

Think carefully about his clothes and weapons. You could even write some instructions about how to fire a longbow!

English:

Please complete: Set C: Test 1 in Reading Book 1 (p.42-44) and Set C: Test 1 in Reading Book 2 (p.42-44). When looking at your score sheet, remember to go over any questions that you previously got incorrect. If you have previously completed these, then please read your own reading book for 20 minutes or read any other stories you might have left from The Week Junior. 

Grammar: From your grammar book, please complete Set C: Test 4 (p.52-55) 

Maths: Please complete Set C: Test 2: Arithmetic Test Book 1 (p.42-44) and Set C: Test 1: Arithmetic Test Book 2 (p.42-44). Remember to check all of your answers after you have completed both and look at any mistakes made to see if you can work out where you went wrong.  Then please watch this lesson on fractions and join in where possible. After, please complete the questions linked to fractions underneath.

Watch the last lesson on fractions for this week.

Good morning Year 6! I hope your week is going well and you enjoyed the activities linked to Earth Day yesterday. You might want to write a newspaper article based on something that you learnt about Earth Day to add to your newspaper. If you didn't manage to speak to an older relative yet to ask some of the questions on how the World has changed since they've been alive then don't worry, I'm sure there will be time over the next few days where you can arrange a phone call or face time with them. 

Today is St George's Day (we spoke about this in our class last month). During today I would like you to find out as much as you can about what St George's Day is and why we celebrate it. There is a reading text linked to St George's Day for you to complete today too. You might also want to turn some of this information into your own newspaper article or draw a picture to put into your newspaper. 

I'm looking forward to speaking to you all tomorrow and can't wait to hear about all that you've been doing :-)

Here are your activities from today:

Maths answers from yesterday: C, C, B, A, A, C, B, B, B

Reading answers from The Week questions:

1) Vanuatu

2) Cyclone Harold

3) 3 years old

4) A grain of rice

5) The elaborate moves they perform to attract a mate

6) Tempting, enticing, persuading

7) False

8) There were lots of different facts that were in the article. As long as you picked 5 which were true and accurately written from the text, you can have a point for each.

Story starter!

He had been out in the wilderness for over a month now. Jim Bridger had known some cold times in his life, growing up in the Alaskan wilderness with his family, but he couldn’t remember a time when the wind’s icy breath had bitten into his skin with such ferocity and spite.

His father had taught Jim all he knew about survival in the harsh climes of the north, and it was into this well of knowledge that he must now draw and drink deeply.

Jim’s heart fluttered with excitement as the embers within the bundle of twigs he held protectively in his cupped hands responded to his pleading breath, dancing their orange waltz of hope in front of him…

Sentence challenge!

Can you underline any words in the story starter that you don’t understand?

Either using a dictionary or search engine, look up their meaning, and try to use them in a sentence relating to the picture.

Question time!

What might the ‘cold times’ be that Jim experienced when he was growing up?

What does it mean by saying that the wind had ‘bitten’ into his skin?

Why has the writer compared Jim’s knowledge to a well?

When Jim drinks from this ‘well’ what is he actually doing?

Why is his breath ‘pleading’? What does this mean?

What other survival techniques do you think Jim relies upon in the wilderness?

Jim is a bit like an old fashioned version of Bear Grylls! Can you out together a Bear Grylls style survival guide?

Perfect picture!

Can you draw the ultimate survival hero for the following environments? Think carefully about what they are wearing and what equipment they will carry.

  • Jungle
  • Desert island
  • Arctic

    English:

    Please complete: Set B: Puzzle and score sheet in Reading Book 1 (p.40-41) and Set B: Puzzle and score sheet in Reading Book 2 (p.40-41). When looking at your score sheet, remember to go over any questions that you previously got incorrect. If you have previously completed these, then please read your own reading book for 20 minutes or read some other stories from The Week Junior that you have not already read yet. 

    Grammar: From your grammar book, please complete Set C, Test 3 (p.48-51) 

    Maths: Please complete Set C, Test 1: Arithmetic Test Book 1 (p.39-41) and Set C, Test 1: Arithmetic Test Book 2 (p.39-41). Remember to check all of your answers after you have completed both and look at any mistakes made to see if you can work out where you went wrong.  Then please watch this lesson on fractions and join in where possible. After, please complete the questions linked to fractions underneath.

    Watch the lesson and join in when asked.

    Wednesday 22nd April

    Good morning Year 6! I hope your week is going well so far. I was working at St Thomas' yesterday and it was lovely to see some of the other teachers (including Mrs Stephens) and work with some children. We did lots of gardening in the afternoon which was very fun. 

    Today is Earth Day. First of all, what do you think Earth day is? What might we be celebrating? Underneath there is a link explaining lots of different things about Earth day that I would like you to read. After you have had a look through the website, I would like you to have a go at a little activity that will make you think about how our World has changed. 

    Here are your activities for today:

    Maths answers from yesterday: C,C,B,B,C,A,C,A,B,A

    Earth Day activity:

    I would like you to have a conversation with an older relative about how the World has changed since they have been alive. Obviously we know what the World is like today and can probably remember some things that have changed over the past 6 years but anything before that and you would have been quite young. I'm sure if you speak to someone who is much older than you, they will be able to tell you lots of things that have changed. This also might be a good chance for you to call or facetime someone who you haven't been able to see during lockdown. I'm sure it will put a smile on their face! After you have completed your interview, you might want to draw a Then and Now picture based on their climate conversation, demonstrating the difference between the past and current ways of living and how that impacts climate change. I can't wait to see and hear about what you find out!

    Why do we celebrate Earth Day?

    An interesting website explaining the Global Goals

    Story starter!

    The process took a great deal of time and effort, but doesn’t anything that’s important to us?

    Will gently moved the back of his hand across the parchment. He loved the feeling of it against his skin; it was smooth and silky like the fresh water of a spring cascading over his fingers.

    Feeling relaxed, Will was a master of his trade. Words came as easily to him as song to a nightingale. The whole experience of writing filled his heart with pure joy, but at the same time Will knew he had to concentrate; he had an important job to do…

    Sentence challenge!

    Can you use adverbs in your writing to describe how something is done?

    Can you use adverbs before nouns?

    Can you use adverbs after nouns?

    e.g. Carefully, Will brushed his hand across the parchment to check that the ink was dry.

    Will carefully brushed his hand across the parchment to check that the ink was dry.

    Question time!

    Who is Will? Why do you think he enjoys writing so much?

    Is he extremely small, or is the book he is writing very large?

    What does ‘he had an important job to do’ mean? Why is he writing? Is he writing for somebody?

    What type of writing do you think it is?

    What is inside the box?

    Imagine you could see the rest of the room Will is in. Can you describe what it might contain?

    Perfect picture!

    Imagine the picture has zoomed out. Can you draw the scene you have imagined?


    English:

    Please complete: Set B: Test 6 in Reading Book 1 (p.37-39) and Set B: Test 6 in Reading Book 2 (p.37-39). If you have previously completed these, then please read your own reading book for 20 minutes or read some other stories from The Week Junior from the link below. There will be questions based on stories from this today.

    Grammar: From your grammar book, please complete Set C, Test 2 (p.44-47) 

    Maths:

    Please complete Set B Arithmetic test and puzzle: Arithmetic Test Book 1 (p.35-37) and Set B Arithmetic test and puzzle: Arithmetic Test Book 2 (p.35-37). Remember to check all of your answers after you have completed both and look at any mistakes made to see if you can work out where you went wrong.  Then please watch this lesson on fractions and join in where possible. After, please complete the questions linked to fractions underneath.

    Watch the lesson and join in with what you are asked to do.

    Answer these questions based on The Week Junior

    1) Which country did the severe storms rip through on 6th April?

    2) What was the cyclone called?

    3) How old was Stelios Kerasidis when he started playing the piano?

    The following questions are based on: A real life spider man

    4) What did they compare the size of peacock spiders to?

    5) Why are they known as dancing spiders?

    6) What is another word for coaxing?

    7) Schubert has never been afraid of spiders. True or False?

    8) Write down 5 facts from the article on Earth Day.

    Tuesday 21st April

    Good morning Year 6! I hope you enjoyed your day yesterday and it felt good to be back engaging with your learning. I also hope you enjoyed your read if you managed any of The Week Junior (I thought there were some very interesting stories!). Please continue to work through the work set for today and don't forget to think about what you can add to your newspaper. 

    Here are your activities for the day:

    Maths answers from yesterday: A,B,C,D,B,B,D,B,C,C

    Story starter!

    Sean was the only person who had taken notice of the warning. A great flood had swept over the planet, and now life was very different...

    Sentence challenge!

    Brackets can be used to add some extra information to a sentence. Can you add some information in brackets to this sentence?

    Sean’s home ( ) was quite comfortable.

    The sea ( ) was filled with colourful fish.

    His house ( ) was quite rickety.

    Question time!

    How did Sean survive the great flood?

    Can you make a list of all of the things Sean needs to survive? How will he obtain them all?

    What are the biggest dilemmas that Sean faces? How will he overcome them?

    Is he alone?

    English:

    Please complete: Set B: Test 5 in Reading Book 1 (p.34-36) and Set B: Test 5 in Reading Book 2 (p.34-36). If you have previously completed these, then please read your own reading book for 20 minutes or read some other stories from The Week Junior from the link below. There will be questions based on stories from this tomorrow. 

    Grammar: From your grammar book, please complete Set C, Test 1 (p.40-43) 

    Maths:

    Please complete Set B: Test 5 in Arithmetic Test Book 1 (p.32-34) and Set B: Test 5 in Arithmetic Test Book 2 (p.32-34). Remember to check all of your answers after you have completed both and look at any mistakes made to see if you can work out where you went wrong. 

    Then please watch this lesson on fractions and join in where possible. After, please complete the questions linked to fractions underneath. 

     

    Fractions lesson 2

    Monday 20th April

    Good morning Year 6! I hope that you all had a lovely Easter holiday and have managed to get some rest and do some nice things with your family. I have been enjoying my daily walks in the sunshine and have read lots of great books. I also did some baking this weekend so have shared a picture with you so that you can all see it. I will be ringing all of you at home on Friday to have a quick chat and see how you are, I'll also be able to answer any questions that you might have. Please remember that if you want to share anything with me then you can email info@scsj.rbkc.sch.uk and it will be forwarded onto me.

    During the afternoons this week I would like you to think about designing a newspaper. What types of articles would you like to include? What do different newspapers include? Eg.pictures, wordsearches, crosswords, Question and answer with a celebrity, what is the name of your newspaper? From now on every week there will be a week to The Week Junior which is the newspaper that we have in our classroom so maybe you can look at that to get some good ideas. There will also be reading questions based on stories from this newspaper one day this week.

    Question time!

    What had happened when Brian fed the biscuits to his dogs?

    How quickly did they grow to this size do you think?

    Did Brian give the biscuits to anything/anyone else?

    Have the creatures stopped growing?

    How will Brian keep them as pets?

    What are the benefits/problems with having such enormous pets?

    Is there a way for Brian to restore his animals to their original size?

    Story starter!

    Brian had often bought things from the market that had turned out to be the most outrageous, disappointing fakes.

    He had presumed that the magic biscuits would have been exactly the same. How wrong he had been...

    Sentence challenge!

    Can you write use a colon to start a list? Remember to use commas to separate the items in your list!

    E.g. To feed his dogs every morning Brian needed: two enormous tractor tyres, a mountain of dog food, a gallon of water and a safe distance between himself and his overgrown chums.

    Here are your activities for today:

    English:

    Please complete: Set B: Test 4 in Reading Book 1 (p.31-33) and Set B: Test 4 in Reading Book 2 (p.31-33). If you have previously completed these, then please read your own reading book for 20 minutes or read The Week Junior from the link below. There will be questions based on stories from this later in the week. 

    Grammar: From your grammar book, please complete Set B, Test 4 (p.33-36) If there is an adult to help you, then please ask them to test you on Set A of spellings. 

    Maths:

    Please complete Set B: Test 4 in Arithmetic Test Book 1 (p.29-31) and Set B: Test 4 in Arithmetic Test Book 3 (p.29-31). Remember to check all of your answers after you have completed both and look at any mistakes made to see if you can work out where you went wrong. 

    Then please watch this lesson on fractions and join in where possible. After, please complete the questions linked to fractions underneath. 

     

    Please watch the Maths lesson and join in with the lesson.

    Please read the news from this week. There will be questions on some of these stories later in the week.

     


     

    Week Commencing 30th March 2020

    Friday 3rd April

    Good morning Year 6! It’s almost the Easter holidays! This will be the last day that I upload work until after the Easter holidays. If you are thinking of things to do over the Easter holiday here are some ideas: make an Easter card, do some Easter baking, an Easter egg hunt around your home, decorate an egg.

    Try and have some rest over the holiday; you all worked so hard since the Christmas holiday so your mind and body are probably in need of some rest.

    Here are your activities for today:

    Answers from yesterday’s maths: B,A,D,C,D,D,C,D,B,B,B

    Answers from Survivors questions:

    • I would describe Tesar as a brave and confident man. I think this because in the text it says, “Tesar volunteered to go down and check it out.” This suggests that he doesn’t mind taking risks and was brave enough to do this even though it could have led to danger.

    2) phenomenon           rare occurrence 

    vegetation                plant life

    portable                    easy to move

    ingenuity                   quality of being clever

    permanent                forever

     

    3) If they just tried to dig the sand away from his legs, the sand would have just kept falling back down and trapping them.

    4) Tesar was numb from the waist down so he was unable to feel anything. In the end he could sense that his shoe was coming loose and this then suggested that the rescue was beginning to work.

    Story starter!

    These two superheroes had had a lifetime of saving lives. Day after day, they had battled the streets fighting crime and protecting innocent people from the clutches of evil

    Now, their lives were slightly less busy, as they left saving the world to younger superheroes. However, they still had the energy for one last mission. The phone began to ring...

    Or

    Question time!

    What time of day is it in the picture?

    Why is only one tiger drinking from the pool?

    Do the tigers know each other?

    Why are they ‘on the prowl’ together?

    What does the word ‘prowl’ mean? What does it suggest the tigers are doing?

    Where will they go once they have finished drinking?

    Where in the world would you find tigers? What is their natural habitat?

    How do you feel about the fact that some tigers live in captivity?

    Or

    Perfect picture!

    Imagine you can read a tiger’s thoughts. Can you draw what might be in each of the tigers’ heads? What are they thinking about?

    Thursday 2nd April

    Good morning Year 6! I hope you are all having a good week so far. I am hoping that your scientist projects are going well and would love to see some of them at the end of the week. If you want to take a photo of any of your learning or send me anything that you have done on the computer then send it to info@scsj.rbkc.sch.uk and the office will forward it onto me. 

    Here are your activities for the day. Remember if you are looking for other activities to do, then the school website has lots and lots of links of other learning activities that you could be spending your time on as well.

    Maths answers from yesterday: A,B,C,D,C,D,B,D,B,D

    Story starter!

    Most visitors are a little shocked (to put it mildly) when they arrive at Animal Town. Despite the fact that the name of the town gives a slight indication to passers-by that the inhabitants of the town are ‘not normal’, it’s as if people don’t believe things until the see them with their own eyes!

    Once you get used to being in Animal Town – or so they say – seeing an orangutan behind a desk in a sheriff’s office and upholding the law to an impeccably high standard becomes relatively ‘normal’…

    Imagine you are a visitor in Animal Town. Try to describe your experience.

    Alternatively, you could be one of the residents…

    Question time!

    Which animal would be suited to working in the health clinic?

    Can you give suggestions as to the occupations of the other animals in the picture?

    If you could have any job, what would it be and why?

    If you could be any animal, what would it be and why?

    What problems might they encounter in Animal Town that humans don’t encounter in human towns?

    Are there any similar problems that both animals and humans experience?

    Would animals be better off without humans? Would humans be better off without animals?


    English:

    Please complete: Set B: Test 3 in Reading Book 1 (p.28-30) and Set B: Test 3 in Reading Book 2 (p.28-30). If you have previously completed these, then please read your own reading book for 20 minutes or re-read the Survivor story from the beginning of the week for new questions today.

    Grammar: From your grammar book, please complete Set B, Test 3 (p.29-32)

    Maths:

    Please complete Set B: Test 3 in Arithmetic Test Book 1 (p.26-28) and Set B: Test 2 in Arithmetic Test Book 3 (p.26-28). Remember to check all of your answers after you have completed both and look at any mistakes made to see if you can work out where you went wrong. 

    Here are another 2 activities for you to complete.

    Maths activity 2

    Here are your next questions from the Survivor story from this week.

    1) From reading the first paragraph, how would you describe Tesar as a person? Use evidence from the text to support your opinion.

    2) Match the synonyms:

    phenomenon         easy to move

    vegetation                quality of being clever

    portable                    forever

    ingenuity                   plant life

    permanent                rare occurrence 

    3) Why didn't they just did the sand away from where it was trapping Tesar's legs?

    4) What made it more difficult for Tesar to know if the rescue was working? How did he eventually know that it was working slightly?

    Wednesday 1st April

    Good morning Year 6! It’s April fool’s day. Did you play any tricks on your family? Did any of you look to see if you could see the International Space Station? I couldn’t see it last night but I’m going to look again tonight to see if I can see it.

    Here are your activities for the day:

    Maths answers from yesterday: D,A,A,A,D,D,B,D,B,C 

    Answers for Survivors questions:

    • 1)3
    • 2)Boots
    • 3)Quicksand
    • 4)False
    • 5)False
    • 6)2
    • 7)Beacon
    • 8)Rotor blades of the helicopter
    • 9)Shovel
    • 10)No, he didn’t have any feeling in his legs. This took another 3 days to return.

    Here are a range of activities you can choose from for the picture today:

    Story starter!

    It was late into the evening when the magic happened.

    The forest was the perfect place for a story to unfold. A sense of mystery filled the secluded wood, as a swirling, grey fog mischievously crept its way between the trees.

    After days of waiting, her transformation was complete. The Queen Bee held one of her many children in her outstretched hand; the moment she’d been waiting for had finally arrived…

    Can you continue the story of the Queen Bee?

    Or

    Question time!

    Who is the Queen Bee and what are her intentions?

    What is the significance of the cage?

    Who are the other bees in the picture?

    Will they transform as well?

    Will the Queen Bee stay in the forest?

    What will happen when the bees come across people?

    Are these ordinary bees?

    Or

    Perfect picture!

    Now that the Queen Bee has transformed, she will have to find/make a new home. Can you draw what you imagine it to look like? Will the other bees live with her?


    English:

    Please complete: Set B: Test 2 in Reading Book 1 (p.25-27) and Set B: Test 2 in Reading Book 2 (p.25-27). If you have previously completed these, then please read your own reading book for 20 minutes or re-read the Survivor story from yesterday ready for the questions today.

    Grammar: From your grammar book, please complete Set B, Test 2 (p.25-28)

    Maths:

    Please complete Set B: Test 2 in Arithmetic Test Book 1 (p.23-25) and Set B: Test 2 in Arithmetic Test Book 2 (p.23-25). Remember to check all of your answers after you have completed both and look at any mistakes made to see if you can work out where you went wrong. 

    Here are another 2 activities for you to complete.

    Maths activity 2

    Tuesday 31st March

    Good morning Year 6! I hope you all had a good day yesterday and started to think about which scientist you are going to spend some time researching over the week. I am also going to attach a photo of times of the day this week that you can observe the International Space Station in the eye - this might be something nice to do with your family before bed time. 

    Here are your maths answers from yesterday: D,D,D,D,D,C,B,D,A,B

    Story starter!

    Having been locked inside the tower for three days the miller’s daughter was beginning to despair. The King had told her, in no uncertain terms, that this was a life or death situation; she would either spin the straw into gold, or she would face an unthinkably gruesome fate.

    Just as she was about to give up all hope, with her calloused hands uselessly pleading with the spinning wheel for an unlikely miracle, something unexpected happened…

    Over by the open window, where rays of sunlight poured into the cramped enclosure, there appeared a small and peculiar being...

    Can you continue the story?

    English:

    Please complete: Set A: Puzzle and Set B: Test 1 in Reading Book 1 (p.20-24) and Set A: Puzzle and Set B: Test 1 in Reading Book 2 (p.20-24). If you have previously completed these, then please read your own reading book for 20 minutes.

    Grammar: From your grammar book, please complete Set B: Test 2 (p.25-28)

    Maths:

    Please complete Set B: Test 1 in Arithmetic Test Book 1 (p.20-22) and Set B: Test 1 in Arithmetic Test Book 2 (p.20-22). Remember to check all of your answers after you have completed both and look at any mistakes made to see if you can work out where you went wrong. 

    Here are another 2 activities for you to complete.

    Maths activity 2

    1)How many friends was Rob with at the start of his expedition?

    2)What footwear was he wearing?

    3)What was causing his feet to be unable to move?

    4)If you step onto quicksand, your whole body will sink into it. True or false?

    5)You are able to pull yourself out of quicksand. True or false?

    6)How many of them were stuck in the quicksand?

    7)What does the B stand for in PLB?

    8)What did they hear at 8 o’clock in the evening?

    9)What tool did Tesar use to try and dig himself free? Why don’t you think this worked?

    10)Was Tesar OK as soon as he was pulled out from the quicksand? Why not?

     

    Monday 30th March

    Good morning Year 6! I hope you all had a lovely weekend and found something relaxing to do. I watched lots of good films and baked a cake.

    Here are your activities for the day. During the afternoons this week, I would like to you to research a famous scientist eg. Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, Alexander Flemming. What did they discover? Can you carry out any experiments that are linked to their discoveries? Think about how you can present your research in a creative way. 

    Maths answers from Friday: B,C,C,D,A,B,C,C,B,D

    Story starter!

    She had been tracking the deer. Her parents had taught her how.

    One hour before, finding the hoof prints in the soft earth, she had followed the trail of broken twigs and occasional nibbled leaf until she had located it. Creeping slowly and quietly, not making even the slightest sound, she remained undetected.

    She had stumbled across the mysterious circles in a clearing in the forest, and watched as the deer approached them. With a slight twitch of its ears, the deer stepped indifferently through the first circle, and vanished. Completely vanished.

    The girl let out a gasp, and walked towards the circles to investigate…

    Can you continue the story? Does the girl step through the circle?

    English:

    Please complete: Set A: Test 6 in Reading Book 1 (p.17-19) and Set A: Test 6 in Reading Book 2 (p.17-19). If you have previously completed these, then please read your own reading book for 20 minutes or read the next few pages of Where the World Turns Wild.

    Grammar: From your grammar book, please complete Set B: Test 1 (p.21-24)

    Maths:

    Please complete: Set A, Arithmetic Test Book 1 and Set A puzzle (p.16-19) and Set A, Arithmetic Test Book 2 (p.16-19). Complete both of your scoresheets and see how you got on. If you need to go over any of the questions, have a look at the subjects of questions that you got incorrect and have a practice at some other questions. Don’t forget to try the puzzles at the bottom of page 19.

    Here are another 2 activities for you to complete.

    Maths Activity 2

     


     

    Week Commencing 23rd March 2020

    Friday 27th March

    Good morning Year 6! It’s Friday! I hope you have all had a good week and are ready to completely relax over the weekend. One thing that I would like you to make sure that you do over the weekend is make sure your bedroom is lovely and tidy. You sleep so much better when you are sleeping in a tidy room! Here are your activities for the day.

     Maths answers: C,C,D,C,C,D,B,B,B,A

    Perfect picture!

    Can you draw what the boy can see through the hole in the fence?

    Or…

    Story starter!

    I was puzzled. Things just kept disappearing from our garden. At first it was just small things, like my toy car , then larger things began to go missing. Dad’s lawnmower vanished. Mum’s favourite plant pot with her favourite plants in. Gone! Just gone!

    My parents kept saying that there were thieves on our street. I believed them. Of course I believed them! Why wouldn’t I believe them, they’re my parents?! Sneakily, I got into the habit of looking out of my bedroom window with my camera, in the hope that I would catch a snapshot of the crooks in action.

    One afternoon, after I had got in from school and done my homework, I stood at my bedroom window. I was ready. I had my camera in hand. I then watched in amazement and shock as the giant oak tree, that had stood in our garden since before I was born, was dramatically wrenched from the ground by an unseen force. Its great branches and straggling roots and shaking, green leaves began to be pulled towards a hole, the size of a pound coin, in our garden fence. I watched as the tree began to be squeezed, again by this unseen force, through the hole in the fence. A minute later I was standing with my camera at the ready, peering through the hole in the fence, desperate to find out what had happened to all the things from our garden. Then…I felt it…My eye began to feel as if it was being squeezed. My head felt as if it was being pulled towards the fence. My whole body seemed to be moving. Suddenly…Pop!

    Can you continue the story? What was on the other side?

    English:

    Please complete: Set A: Test 5 in Reading Book 1 (p.14-16) and Set A: Test 5 in Reading Book 2 (p.14-16). If you have previously completed these, then please read your own reading book for 20 minutes or read the next few pages of Where the World Turns Wild.

    Grammar: From your grammar book, please complete Set A, Spelling test and Set A puzzle, then total all of your scores up (p.18-20)

    Maths:

    Please complete: Set A, Test 5 Book 1 (p.13-15) and Set A, Test 5 Book 2 (p.13-15)

    Here are another 2 activities for you to complete.

    Here are another 6 pages of Where the World Turns Wild. After you have read them, you might want to write a summary of some of the key events that you have read this week. Or could you create a mini quiz on the story for one of your friends to answer. 

    Thursday 26th March

    Good morning Year 6! We’ve almost finished our first week of home learning, I hope everyone is OK and you have a good week. Here are your activities for the day.

    Answers from yesterday's maths: B,A,B,C,B,B,C,D,C,C

    Reading answers from yesterday’s Survivors questions:

    • 1) Surgeon
    • 2) 2
    • 3 )False
    • 4) Shone a bright light in her eyes
    • 5) A combination of temperature and a lack of oxygen
    • 6 )White faced and motionless
    • 7) When the body temperature drops dangerously low
    • 8) It had prevented her from drowning.
    • 9) She probably felt extremely upset and frustrated that she wasn’t able to become a surgeon because this had been her dream. However I think she would also feel extremely relieved that she is alive and still able to work in the medical profession as a radiologist. To be a surgeon you have to be able to use your hands and fingers to perform the operations. Because her nerves had been damaged this would have been impossible for her.

    Story starter!

    She gritted her teeth and began the climb.

    With her vulnerable young perched precariously on her back as she ascended the branch, the extra weight caused her paws to tremble, and her sensitive whiskers to twitch at the strain.

    Now that their nest had gone, and storm clouds gathering overhead, she was desperate to find a new location to begin building again. It was their only chance…

    Can you continue the story of the possums as they strive to find a new home? Alternatively, you could do further research on possums and produce a non-chronological report about them?

    English:

    Please complete: Set A: Test 4 in Reading Book 1 (p.11-13) and Set A: Test 4 in Reading Book 2 (p.11-13). If you have previously completed these, then please read your own reading book for 20 minutes or re-read the Survivor story from yesterday ready for the questions today.

    Grammar: From your grammar book, please complete Set A, Test 4 (p.14-17)

    Maths:

    Please complete: Set A, Test 4 Book 1 (p.10-12) and Set A, Test 4 Book 2 (p.10-12)

    Here are another 2 activities for you to complete.

    Maths activity 1

    Wednesday 25th March

    Good morning Year 6! I hope your week is going well so far. Here are your activities for the day.

    Answers from yesterday’s Maths – A,B,B,D,D,C,A,C,C,B

    Sentence challenge!

    Which ending would make this word an adverb?

    smart

    smarter smartie smartest smartly smartier

    Can you use adverbs in your writing today?

    Perhaps you could use adverbs to show the possibility of something happening e.g. perhaps, surely, possibly, maybe.

    Eg. Perhaps she would find other people soon.

    English: 

    Please complete: Set A: Test 3 in Reading Book 1 (p.8-10) and Set A: Test 3 in Reading Book 2 (p.8-10). If you have previously completed these, then please read your own reading book for 20 minutes or re-read the Survivor story from yesterday ready for the questions today.

    Grammar: From your grammar book, please complete Set A, Test 3 (p.10-13)

    Maths:

    Please complete: Set A, Test 3 Book 1 (p.7-9) and Set A, Test 3 Book 2 (p.7-9)

    Here are another 2 activities for you to complete.

    Maths activity 1

    Survivor story

    Here are some questions based on the story that you read yesterday. Answers will be given tomorrow.

     The Woman Who Froze to Death – Yet Lived.

    1)      What job was Anna training to become when the accident happened?

    2)      How many friends was she with?

    3)      She struggled because the water she fell in was deep. True or false?

    4)      What did the rescuers do to check if Bagenholm was responding?

    5)      What did they think that she had died from?

    6)      What signs were given that Bagenholm had died?

    7)      What is hypothermia?

    8)      Why was the air pocket a significant thing in this story?

    9)      Some of the damage to the nerves in her hands and feet turned out to be irreversible, and sadly this meant she had to abandon her dream of becoming a surgeon. – How do you think Bagenholm felt about this? Why do you think she had to abandon her dream?

    Good morning Year 6, I hope you all had a nice weekend and are keeping healthy and well.

    Each morning this page will be updated with activities for you to do whilst you are not at school. Please remember that these activities do not have to be completed in any particular order and please don't worry if you don't complete all of the activities. 

    Here is an example of a timetable for the day

    • 9AM -9:30AM - The Body Coach P.E lesson on Youtube. Just search for The Body Coach on Youtube and you will find this lesson every morning at 9am
    • 9:30-10:00 - Reading (Where the World Turns Wild)
    • 10:00-10:15 - Break (Fresh air and exercise and if you can't go outside try GoNoodle)
    • 10:15 - 11:15 - English activities (reading and grammar)
    • 11:15 - 12:00 - Maths activities
    • 12:00-12:30 - Free choice (read your own reading book, find a Suduko online, complete a crossword)
    • 12:30-1:30 - Lunch
    • 1:30 - 2:45 - Afternoon activites (Have a look at some of the links on the SCSJ website and find something that interests you. Another one I recommend is https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/ - What animals can you see? Can you find an animal to then create a fact file about.
    • 2:45 - 3:00 - Have a quick break and try a GoNoodle
    • 3:00 - 3:30 - Have a look on newsround at todays news. Reflect on your day and what you enjoyed/what you would like to do tomorrow. Write a prayer and read it out aloud followed by the school prayer. 

    Enjoy your evening with your family. Talk about what they did today, offer to help with making dinner, find out if there are any jobs that you can help out with. 

    Join Audible https://stories.audible.com/start-listen and listen to a story before going to be bed (this could be a nice thing to do with any brothers and sisters that you have at home with you)

    Have a wonderful day and try to remember that the first few days might seem a little bit strange. Enjoy your day Year 6.

    First thing this morning - describe the picture below. Think about adjectives, adverbs, ISPACE, conjunctions and different punctuation that you could use.

    How can you describe the picture?

    English:

    Please complete: Set A: Test 1 in Reading Book 1(p.2-4) and Set A: Test 1 in Reading Book 2 (p.2-4). If you have previously completed these, then please read your own reading book for 20 minutes.

    Grammar: From your grammar book, please complete Set A, Test 1 (p.2-5)

    The answers are in the back of the books so once you have completed all of them for the day, check your answers to see how you did. 

    Maths:

    Please complete: Set A, Test 1 Book 1 (p.1-3) and Set A, Test 1 Book 2 (p.1-3) - again once you have finished all of you work for the day, check your answers to see how you did. 

    Activity 2

    Tuesday 24th March

    Good morning Year 6! I hope you enjoyed your first day of home schooling yesterday. Depending how your day went yesterday, you might want to change the order of when you do things. Remember during the afternoon you can have a look on the different websites on the main schools website and find something that you enjoy doing. Did you find an animal from Edinburgh Zoo yesterday to look at? Can you have a look at the animal today? Are they doing anything differently? Can you do some more research on this animal?

    Here are the answers for the maths activity 1 from yesterday - A,C,D,A,A,B,B,D,A,A
    Remember 9am to search for The Body Coach on Youtube for your P.E lesson! 

    Have a lovely day :)

    How can you describe a picture? Think about ISPACE, your writing target, different punctuation. You might want to write the start of a story with the picture.

    English:

    Please complete: Set A: Test 2 in Reading Book 1 (p.5-7) and Set A: Test 2 in Reading Book 2 (p.5-7). If you have previously completed these, then please read your own reading book for 20 minutes.

    Grammar: From your grammar book, please complete Set A, Test 2 (p.6-10)

    Maths:

    Please complete: Set A, Test 2 Book 1 (p.4-6) and Set A, Test 2 Book 2 (p.4-6)

    Maths activity 2