Year 6

Below we have added a range of activities to keep you busy while the school closure moves into the summer term. We have tried to tie these into what we would have been learning if we were still in school. It would be great to see some examples of what you're been up to on school social media! 
 
Hopefully you are still working through the books and booklets you were given before we closed. Remember to work through these steadily. We have set a range of work on Mathematics to keep your work varied, so make sure to alternate. Don't forget to continue to use Times-table Rockstars and Topmarks maths games.
 
As well as the resources below, the government have collected a list of useful resources and websites available to support home learning. Have a look through by clicking the image below.
 
We miss you all, stay safe!
 
Year 6 Team
 English 
 
To link with our Crime and Punishment topic, below are some tasks based on three stories about crime and punishment through the ages. The first is all about Anne Askew from Tudor times. 
 
You will find a background sheet with some information about the time the story is set, a story, some reading questions and a writing task for each one. 
 
We feel very proud that all of the stories were written by our very own, talented Miss Bellwood who would love to see any work you complete. You can send work via email to your class teacher or to our school social media pages. 
 
Miss Bellwood has recorded a 'read along' ebook that you can download by clicking the link below.
 
 
The Christie Edmunds story is now up. Have a read about crime and punishment in the Victorian Era and have a go at the reading and writing activities.
 
English
 
Remember to continue to work through the CGP English books, there are some links below that could support your home learning. 

Please encourage children to continue to enjoy their reading books and to keep completing the activities in back of their school reading records. 

 

Read Theory

You will need to set an account up for your children, however, this site has a wide range of fiction and non fiction texts with bitesize questions. The site will detect your child's particular reading level and assign texts and questions accordingly with instant feedback for both you and the child.

 

BBC Bitesize

To support the ongoing school closures the BBC are launching BBC Bitesize daily. This will include daily online lessons for all ages including a new dedicated TV channel full of learning content, podcasts on BBC Sounds and loads of educational videos on iPlayer.

 

Authorfy 

Authorfy includes a host of interactive video masterclasses from published authors then fun downloadable activities linked to the books.

 

Literacy Shed

Literacy shed offers great activities link to videos and texts. They have offered a selection of free resources to help with school closures.

 

Pobble365

Pobble offers an opportunity to complete tasks based on pictures. All of the tasks are linked to reading skills, like inference, prediction and summarising.

 

Grammar quizzes

Each of the links below is a grammar or reading quiz that could be used as a little extra revision.

Determiners

Adverbs and Adverbials

Parenthesis 

Reading Comprehension

Reading Comprehension 2

 

Extra Resources

Below are a number of activity booklets that can be printed to work through, they also have adult guidance.

Maths
 
Continue to work through the maths books and booklets and the tasks set on Mathletics as well as using Timetables Rockstars. However, to ensure you are varying tasks and challenging yourself, below you will find a selection of new resources and websites that you can use to further expand your learning.
 
 
 
At school we follow the white rose scheme of Maths and they have produced weekly live lessons as well as activities and tasks to support learning at home. 
 
Summer Term:
Week 4 (W/C 11th May) Fractions
Week 5 (W/C 18th May) Multiplication & Division 
Week 6 (W/C 1st June) Percentages
 
 
Another useful website to support learning at home is Third Space Learning. They follow our white rose scheme and have a range of home learning materials to keep your skills sharp. We have added a selection of these resources below.
 
 
My Mini Maths is an excellent website with a whole host of resources from daily questions, arithmetic and reasoning questions as well as video tutorials for certain concepts and even a Year 6 to Year 7 transition section.
Extra maths resources
 
Finally, below is a number of activity booklets that can also be used to consolidate or practise further subjects.
Science
 

In Science over Summer Term we would be looking at Evolution and Inheritance. We have saved a series of lessons that you can work through. These include a PowerPoint presentation containing some information to read and then an activity to complete. 

Lesson 1 – Inheritance 

Lesson 2 – Adaptation 

Lesson 3 – Theory of Evolution 

Lesson 4 – Evidence for Evolution 

Lesson 5 – Evidence for Evolution Humans 

Lesson 6 – Adaptation, Evolution and Human Intervention 

 

There are also some fun practical experiments that you can have a go at further down the page.

Additional Science Resources
 
Below are some other great additional resources and experiments that you can try at home.
 
General Curriculum Resources
 
 

Twinkl

There are a wide range of resources here that cover all areas of the National Curriculum. There is also a specific School Closure Pack for Year 6 that can be downloaded and printed as well as an entire Home Learning hub. Twinkl have announced that parents can sign up for free membership at present. 

 

The School Run

The school run is an excellent website to support grammar terminologies and it breaks down the primary curriculum for parents in manageable ways. 

Humanities
 
In Humanities over Summer Term we would begin our Crime and Punishment topic. During this we would explore how different crimes were punished throughout history. We would first focus on Tudor times, move on to Victorian times and then onto modern day and think about our justice system and how advances in technology have helped. 
 

Lesson 1 – Tudor Crimes

Lesson 2 – Tudor Punishments

Lesson 3 – Victorian Prisons 

-        You will need to watch the following links to help with lesson 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IAGJGwoLss

-        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erYwMz5rdW0

-        https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-social-studies-ks2-ks3-gcse-victorian-photography-james-dunn-barr/zbj3kmn

Lesson 4 – Victorian Crimes and Punishments 

Lesson 5 – Modern Day Justice System 

 

The following websites will also help to give you some context and extra facts:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zsgkwmn/resources/1

http://www.horrible-histories.co.uk/

PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education)

PSHE education gives pupils the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe and to thrive in society. 

Please work through the practical activities attached in relation to health and wellbeing, relationships and the wider world. There are 10 to choose from so you could perhaps do one/two a week.

Also, below are links to KS2 home learning resources on the benefits of sleep and the importance or oral health and hygiene. These packs contain a PowerPoint and accompanying resources that can be used to support PSHE learning at home. 
 
You can also find a number of other activities linked to healthy sleep and teeth on our Wellbeing section of the site.
Art

To link to our Crime and Punishment topic we would like you to explore Street Art and consider – Is it Art or is it Vandalism?

Lesson 1: What is Street art? Use the PowerPoint to help you understand what street art is. Now research some famous street artists and their work.

Lesson 2: Banksy. Use the Powerpoint to research the work of Banksy. Create a pencil drawing of his famous art: Balloon Girl (There is always hope). You can use different shading techniques that we have used in school before to add detail to your sketch.

Lesson 3: Keith Haring. Research his work (Powerpoint provided will help). Recreate one of his images using the ideas provided. This time add lots of colour to make your picture stand out.

Lesson 4: Graffiti. Using the warmup exercises, images and video links to help you use graffiti lettering to write your name. Remember to consider the techniques used to do this. 

Lesson 5: You as an artist. Now imagine you have been asked to add art to the side of the school building. What techniques would you use? Is there anything from your research that you would include e.g famous art, pop art? Now draw and colour what you would display on the wall.

Lesson 6: Is it Art or is it Vandalism? Now you have completed your research and drawings, what are your views on this question? Use the knowledge you have gained over the last few weeks to help you explain your thinking and reasoning. 

Computing
 
This term in computing we would have looked at technology's ability to disrupt traditional thinking and act as a way to solve some of societies most complex problems. We would have been using our schools set of Microbit computers, however, you can still program and test your code using the virtual Microbit built into the software on this site.
 

The Challenge

Learn about the Global Goals, understand some of the problems facing our oceans and natural world and have a go at developing ideas and solutions using technology. Global Goals are 17 Goals to make the world more fair, just and equal by the year 2030.

Challenge 1 - think of what action you could take for Global Goal 15 Life on Land, to try and stop the biodiversity loss on land.

Challenge 2 - take an action for Goal 14 Life Under Water, ensure that future generations understand the importance of protection our seas.

 

Inspiration

 

If you need inspiration you can have a look at some examples of previous projects to get your problem solving hat on.

https://microbit.org/do-your-bit/inspiration/