Year 6 Home Learning Activities

Week Beginning 13th July



Dear families,

Sadly, it is time to say goodbye to our wonderful year sixes. We have thoroughly enjoyed our time together and wish you all well at secondary school.

The ‘End of Year Class Get Together’ we have organised for both classes will be in ideal way to say a proper goodbye to everyone so we do hope you will be able to join us all. For more information please read the letters below.

Leanne's Class, Friday 17th July, 9.30-10.30am

Sarah's Class Friday 17th July, 11am-midday

For our final week of learning, we will continue with the daily maths and English lessons followed by some important transition activities in the afternoons and a virtual sports day!

Please use the mailbox emails below to contact us about your home learning or any other queries, comments/worries you may have.

Leanne: mailbox41367@lgflmail.org

Sarah (for Tyler’s class): mailbox41366@lgflmail.org

Take care and keep in touch

Leanne, Sarah and Pat
If you would like some more structure to your day then please follow the Year 6 Timetable.
This week we are continuing with BBC Bitesize. To ensure that the content of the lessons is appropriate for our children, we are working a week behind, so the date of the lesson you are looking at will be for the previous week – don’t worry about this!

This week we will be looking at:

Monday: Learn how to understand texts and unfamiliar words.

This lesson includes: three videos and three activities.

Tuesday: Learn how to analyse Shakespeare's The Tempest.

This lesson includes: three videos and three activities.

Wednesday: Learn how to analyse Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.

This lesson includes: two videos and three activities.

Thursday: Learn how to reimagine common stories, including Shakespeare's plays.

This lesson includes: two videos and two activities.

Friday: Using the book Be Amazing! An inspiring Guide to Being Your Own Champion you will learn how to summarise information and explain why Sir Chris Hoy is inspirational. Follow the link over here.

This lesson includes: two videos of Sir Chris Hoy reading extracts from the book and three activities.

The web pages explain things very well but don’t forget you can email us or ask an adult if you get stuck!

Hint: finding the year 6 work a bit tricky? Take a quick look at the work in other year groups to help remind you.
This week we are continuing to use BBC Bitesize. To ensure that the content of the lessons is appropriate for our children, we are working a week behind, so the date of the lesson you are looking at will be for the previous week – don’t worry about this!

Click on the links for each day. It will direct you to interactive videos and activities for you to do! Some of the lessons this week have worksheets available. Don’t worry if you can’t print these out, just complete the online activity and use paper or your exercise book to write the answers to questions on the worksheet.

Monday: Learn how to solve problems about angles made between straight lines.

This lesson includes: two videos and two worksheets with answers.

Tuesday: Learn how to calculate angles in triangles. This lesson includes: two videos and two worksheets.

Wednesday: Investigate the angles in a quadrilateral using logic.

This lesson includes: two videos and two worksheets with answers.

Thursday:

Learn how to use a formula to find out the internal angles within a polygon
. This lesson includes: one video, one interactive activity and one worksheet with answers.

Friday: This week’s problems are all designed to be easily solved using a bar model.

Bar modelling is something that lots of children are learning across schools in the UK at the moment. They help children visualise a mathematical problem and understand its structure.

Here is a handy guide to explain how they work. However, it’s not necessary to use a bar model to solve the problems if you have never seen them.

The web pages explain things very well but don’t forget you can email us or ask an adult if you get stuck!

Hint: finding the year 6 work a bit tricky? Take a quick look at the work in other year groups to help remind you.

Mathletics for some extra activities. You have all been assigned some Mathletics work.


Click the link over here and following the demonstrations to take part in the Michael Faraday Virtual Sports Day!
We have a special First News end of term quiz for you this week! The newspaper for young people has put together some great activities all about current affairs events during the past school year.

We hope you've been paying attention! 😉

You can take the quiz over here.

The answers are available below. No cheating!

Scroll down over here to find the answer sheet.

How did you get on?
If you would like to read the final edition of First News for this school year then the latest edition is available over here.

Once again, three activities are available:

Activity 1

Activity 2

Activity 3

You can find the latest News Debate challenge over here.

End of Term Transition Activities

What is Transition?

Transition describes the process of changing from one thing to another. Moving from primary school to secondary school is a big transition for all Year 6 pupils across the UK.You made have heard of your older siblings or friends visit their secondary school in previous years or teachers from secondary schools may have visited them at Michael Faraday.

Due to school closures, transition to secondary school may look a little different this year. It is normal to be worried about missing out on the things you’ve seen happen in other year groups.

We are asking you to complete a transition booklet with your parents/carers that covers some of the things you might be worried about to help you plan for your transition. The booklet includes:

  • feelings


  • differences between primary and secondary school


  • travelling to school


  • managing change


  • friendship


  • You can either print the transition booklet from over here or collect a copy from school.

    In addition there are further transition resources on Espresso in the KS2 PSHE section Moving On.

    Week Beginning 6th July



    Dear families,

    We continue to invite all families to take part in the second week of the Faraday Fortnight of Fun!

    During this second week, we would like children to continue to complete more challenges. As a reminder, these learning challenges are creative projects, which encourage children to use skills from different areas of the curriculum.

    They will be in addition to the English and Maths home learning activities provided on the school website. We recommend that children complete English and Maths lessons in the morning and work on the learning challenges in the afternoon.

    We hope that children complete five of the Faraday Fortnight of Fun Challenges but children can complete more challenges if they like! Some of you have completed more than five already.

    Well done!

    Children can choose from any of the following Faraday Fortnight of Fun challenges:

  • Maths


  • English


  • Science


  • P.E


  • D&T


  • Art x2


  • History x2


  • Geography


  • Music


  • Spanish (KS2 children)


  • R.E.


  • Phonics (EYFS and KS1 children)


  • Cooking


  • P.S.H.E


  • We are looking for winners for each of the Faraday Fortnight of Fun challenges! Families can enter by sending photos of their child/children’s work to:

    Leanne: mailbox41367@lgflmail.org

    Sarah (for Tyler’s class): mailbox41366@lgflmail.org

    IMPORTANT! The email should clearly state your child’s name AND which Faraday Fortnight of Fun challenge they are entering e.g. History 2 challenge.

    Children can work individually on their challenges or with their siblings. Class teachers will select winners for each of the learning challenges. Winning entries will receive a certificate and a prize!

    Children should use the Faraday Fortnight of Fun Challenge Tracker to record their progress in these projects. This can be downloaded or collected from the school office.

    We look forward to seeing your creative ideas and hope you all enjoy the second week of the Faraday Fortnight of Fun!

    Please use the mailbox emails above to contact us about your home learning or any other queries, comments/worries you may have.

    Take care and keep in touch

    Leanne, Sarah and Pat
    If you would like some more structure to your day then please follow the Year 6 Timetable.
    This week we are continuing with BBC Bitesize. To ensure that the content of the lessons is appropriate for our children, we are working a week behind, so the date of the lesson you are looking at will be for the previous week – don’t worry about this!

    This week we will be looking at:

    Monday: Learn how to write clear instructions using parenthesis.

    This lesson includes: three videos and three activities.

    Tuesday: To learn how to plan and give a presentation using graphs and charts.

    This lesson includes: one video about planning and presenting, one video about graphs, charts and maps, three short clips to help you write a 'Pocket Money Pitch' and four activities.

    Wednesday: To understand different registers used in adverts and brochures.

    This lesson includes: three videos and three activities.

    Thursday: To create a leaflet and use semi colons to organise information.

    This lesson includes: one video about how to create a good leaflet, one video about using semi-colons and four activities.

    Friday: Using the book The Extraordinary Life of Katherine Johnson you will learn how to summarise information and write a magazine article.

    This lesson includes: two videos of Blue Peter presenter Mwaksy Mudenda reading extracts from the book and three activities.

    The web pages explain things very well but don’t forget you can email us or ask an adult if you get stuck!

    Hint: finding the Year 6 work a bit tricky? Take a quick look at the work in other year groups to help remind you.
    This week we are continuing to use BBC Bitesize. To ensure that the content of the lessons is appropriate for our children, we are working a week behind, so the date of the lesson you are looking at will be for the previous week – don’t worry about this!

    Click on the links for each day. It will direct you to interactive videos and activities for you to do! Some of the lessons this week have worksheets available. Don’t worry if you can’t print these out, just complete the online activity and use paper or your exercise book to write the answers to questions on the worksheet.

    Monday: Learn and understand what ratios are.

    This lesson includes: a learning summary, one video, one worksheet with answers and two online activities.

    Tuesday: In this lesson you will learn how to understand, represent and write ratio.

    This lesson includes: two videos and two worksheets with answers.

    Wednesday: Learn how to use scale factors to enlarge shapes using your multiplication and division knowledge.

    This lesson includes: a learning summary, one online activity and one worksheet with answers.

    Thursday: Learn how to solve problems about ratio using diagrams and efficient number methods.

    This lesson includes: two videos and two worksheets.

    Friday: Friday is challenge day on Bitesize Daily! White Rose maths have created a series of challenges to test your problem-solving skills. Each one gets a bit more difficult, so see how many you and your family can do together!

    The web pages explain things very well but don’t forget you can email us or ask an adult if you get stuck!

    Hint: finding the Year 6 work a bit tricky? Take a quick look at the work in other year groups to help remind you.

    Please also check Mathletics for some extra activities. You have all been assigned some Mathletics work.
    It's important that we all understand what is happening around the world right. First News is a fantastic newspaper that has stories written especially for young people.

    You can read the latest edition over here.

    Once you have read the latest issue, why not try some of the activities below? If you find it a little tricky then move on to the next activity 😉

    Activity 1

    Activity 2

    Activity 3

    Now challenge yourself in the First News quiz!

    Quiz 1

    Quiz 2

    Quiz 3

    Finally we have the First News debate. You can find the activities over here.

    Week Beginning 29th June



    Dear families,

    As the end of the summer term approaches, we wanted to give the children some exciting learning opportunities that encourage their creativity and curiosity. Therefore, over the next two weeks, we invite all families to take part in our Faraday Fortnight of Fun!

    Throughout the Faraday Fortnight of Fun we would like children to complete a variety of challenges. These learning challenges are creative projects, which encourage children to use skills from different areas of the curriculum.

    They will be in addition to the English and Maths home learning activities provided on the school website. We recommend that children complete English and Maths lessons in the morning and work on the learning challenges in the afternoon.

    We suggest that children complete five of the Faraday Fortnight of Fun Challenges over the next two weeks (Monday 29th June – Friday 10th July). But children can complete more challenges if they like!

    Children can choose from any of the following Faraday Fortnight of Fun challenges:

  • Maths


  • English


  • Science


  • P.E


  • D&T


  • Art


  • History


  • Geography


  • Music


  • Spanish (KS2 children)


  • R.E.


  • Phonics (EYFS and KS1 children)


  • Cooking


  • P.S.H.E


  • We are looking for winners for each of the Faraday Fortnight of Fun challenges! Families can enter by sending photos or videos of their child/children’s work to:

    Leanne: mailbox41367@lgflmail.org

    Sarah (for Tyler’s class): mailbox41366@lgflmail.org

    The email should clearly state which Faraday Fortnight of Fun challenge they are entering e.g. History challenge Children can work individually on their challenges or with their siblings. Class teachers will select winners for each of the learning challenges. Winning entries will receive a certificate and a prize!

    Children should use the Faraday Fortnight of Fun Challenge Tracker to record their progress in these projects. This can be downloaded or collected from the school office.

    We look forward to seeing your creative ideas and hope you all enjoy the Faraday Fortnight of Fun!

    Please use the mailbox emails above to contact us about your home learning or any other queries, comments/worries you may have.

    Take care and keep in touch

    Leanne, Sarah and Pat
    You can find the new timetable for the week ahead over here.
    This week we are continuing with BBC Bitesize. To ensure that the content of the lessons is appropriate for our children, we are working a week behind, so the date of the lesson you are looking at will be for the previous week – don’t worry about this!

    This week we will be looking at:

    Monday: Learn how to write comics and use ellipsis.

    This lesson includes: two videos and three activities.

    Tuesday: Learn how to analyse and perform play scripts.

    This lesson includes: four videos and three activities.

    Wednesday: Today you'll practice your creative writing skills by taking part in the National Writing Day 24/7 writing challenge. You will need: paper, a pen or pencil and something to time yourself with.

    Thursday: Learn about Shakespeare's play - Romeo and Juliet.

    This lesson includes: three videos and three activities.

    Friday: Using the play Macbeth you will learn how to summarise and explain what Shakespeare says.

    This lesson includes: two videos of TV presenter Ore Oduba reading extracts from the book three activities.

    The web pages explain things very well but don’t forget you can email us or ask an adult if you get stuck!

    Hint: finding the year 6 work a bit tricky? Take a quick look at the work in other year groups to help remind you.
    This week we are continuing to use BBC Bitesize. To ensure that the content of the lessons is appropriate for our children, we are working a week behind, so the date of the lesson you are looking at will be for the previous week – don’t worry about this!

    Click on the links for each day. It will direct you to interactive videos and activities for you to do!

    Some of the lessons this week have worksheets available. Don’t worry if you can’t print these out, just complete the online activity and use paper or your exercise book to write the answers to questions on the worksheet.

    Monday: Learn how to calculate the area and perimeter of rectilinear shapes.

    This lesson includes: one video, a learning summary and two worksheets with answers.

    Tuesday: Learn how to calculate the area of triangles.

    This lesson includes: a learning summary, a video and three interactive activities.

    Wednesday: Learn how to calculate the area of a parallelogram.

    This lesson includes: a learning summary and two worksheets with answers.

    Thursday: Learn how to calculate, estimate and compare the volume of cubes and cuboids.

    This lesson includes: two slideshows and three worksheets with answers.

    Friday: Friday is challenge day on Bitesize Daily!

    White Rose maths have created a series of challenges to test your problem-solving skills. Each one gets a bit more difficult, so see how many you and your family can do together!

    The web pages explain things very well but don’t forget you can email us or ask an adult if you get stuck!

    Hint: finding the year 6 work a bit tricky? Take a quick look at the work in other year groups to help remind you.

    Please also check Mathletics for some extra activities. You have all been assigned some Mathletics work.
    We have the latest edition of First News for you to read over here.

    There are three activities below based on the news in the past week. Don't worry if you find them a little challenging!

    Activity 1

    Activity 2

    Activity 3

    Fancy your chances with the First News quiz? Try your best below!

    Quiz 1

    Quiz 2

    Quiz 3

    Finally there is the weekly First News challenge over here.

    Week Beginning 21st June



    Hello Year 6

    We hope you are keeping safe and well and enjoyed the home learning set for you last week. It has been great to see what you have been achieving at home so please keep sending us your photos to put on the gallery. We are feeling very proud of how hard you are all working.

    Again, it was great to see some of you back in class and we are continuing to offer the home learning provision for the rest of this term for those of you who will be remaining at home.

    Burnet News Club will continue to learn about The Arts and Exploring What Art is and its Role in a Crisis. The fourth session will be posted on the Hub on Monday (22.6.20) for members of the BNC to use. You just need to log in, go to the home page and you will find each session under "announcements".

    Please do continue to enter the weekly competition and comment/post your own thoughts about the issue. Non-members are able to read all the posts on the website too!

    Please use the mailbox emails below to contact us about your home learning or any other queries, comments/worries you may have.

    Most importantly, you can attach photos of your wonderful work or documents you have typed up! We would love to see them!!

    Leanne: mailbox41367@lgflmail.org

    Sarah (for Tyler’s class): mailbox41366@lgflmail.org

    Take care and keep in touch

    Leanne, Sarah and Pat
    You can find the new timetable for the week ahead over here.
    This week we are continuing with BBC Bitesize. To ensure that the content of the lessons is appropriate for our children, we are working a week behind, so the date of the lesson you are looking at will be for the previous week – don’t worry about this!

    This week we will be looking at:

    Monday: Learn how to analyse and perform a poem. This lesson includes: three videos and three activities.

    Tuesday: Learn how to use assonance, onomatopoeia and alliteration in poetry. This lesson includes: two videos and three activities.

    Wednesday: Learn how to write limericks and clerihews. This lesson includes: two videos and three activities.

    Thursday: Learn how to write narrative poetry. This lesson includes: three videos and three activities.

    Friday: Using the book The Parent Agency you will learn how to summarise a character and share your opinion. This lesson includes: two videos of the author of the book, David Baddiel, reading extracts from The Parent Agency and three activities.

    The web pages explain things very well but don’t forget you can email us or ask an adult if you get stuck!

    Hint: finding the year 6 work a bit tricky? Take a quick look at the work in other year groups to help remind you.
    Pat reading some poetry which she hopes will make you laugh!

    This week we are continuing to use BBC Bitesize. To ensure that the content of the lessons is appropriate for our children, we are working a week behind, so the date of the lesson you are looking at will be for the previous week – don’t worry about this!

    Click on the links for each day. It will direct you to interactive videos and activities for you to do! Some of the lessons this week have worksheets available. Don’t worry if you can’t print these out, just complete the online activity and use paper or your exercise book to write the answers to questions on the worksheet.

    Monday: Learn how to use algebra to find missing numbers. This lesson includes: two videos and two activities.

    Tuesday: In this lesson, you will learn how to use algebra to write and solve equations that contain two missing numbers. This lesson includes: two videos and two worksheets.

    Wednesday: Learn how to convert metric measures. This lesson includes: a learning summary, a video, a worksheet with answers and two interactive activities.

    Thursday: Learn how to convert between miles and kilometres. This lesson includes: a learning summary, an interactive activity and two worksheets.

    Friday: Friday is challenge day on Bitesize Daily! White Rose maths have created a series of challenges to test your problem-solving skills. Each one gets a bit more difficult, so see how many you and your family can do together!

    The web pages explain things very well but don’t forget you can email us or ask an adult if you get stuck!

    Hint: finding the year 6 work a bit tricky? Take a quick look at the work in other year groups to help remind you.

    Please also check Mathletics for some extra activities. You have all been assigned some Mathletics work.
    This week you will continue to be using the First News newspaper to choose and complete a comprehension activity. You can also complete a challenging crossword or quiz.

    You can read the latest copy of the newspaper over here.

    We have three activities for you to attempt. These are based on different learning levels. Don't worry if you find them a little too tough!

    Activity 1

    Activity 2

    Activity 3

    There are three quizzes. Choose a level that you feel comfortable with.

    Quiz level 1

    Quiz level 2

    Quiz level 3

    Finally we have the First News Debate.

    Go to the audible website and start listening to another one of the free 42 books in the ‘Tween’ section.

    Try this link for video story time read by some more famous faces.

    Read another one of Katherine Rundell’s collection ‘Book of Hopes’ dedicated to all of the heroic NHS workers.
    You will need to login to Espresso.

    On Monday, learn more about silent letters. Watch the video.

    Complete the activity over here.

    And now answer the questions.

    On Thursday, Try this spelling quiz on Purple Mash.

    If you don’t know the username and password, then please email us. You can choose if you want to see the word flash up on the screen first and for how long before you try to spell it. Good luck!

    You should also login to Spellodrome to complete activities set for you AND practise your spellings by playing the spelling games.
    Animals of Africa

    Unusual and exciting animals live in Africa because of Africa’s different landscapes. There are deserts, tropical rain forests, grasslands, rivers, lakes and mountains in the vast continent of beautiful Africa!

    Please can you find out some of the countries of Africa which are home to these wonderful animals and write a fact file about your research on one or more of the animals using Purple Mash. Some pictures too would be great. You can use clip art/animals!

    If you wish to draw your animal then attach it to an email. We would love to see them. Thank you! Please email us if you have any problems logging in to Purple Mash or saving your work.

    Leanne: mailbox41367@lgflmail.org

    Sarah (for Tyler’s class): mailbox41366@lgflmail.org

    Zebras and giraffes

    Camels

    Flamingos and ostriches

    Elephants

    Lions

    Hippos

    Hyenas

    Monkeys

    Cheetahs

    Penguins

    What do these animals eat? Are they vegetarians, vegans or meat eaters?
    What are micro-organisms?

    Microorganisms are tiny. They are so small they can only be seen with a microscope. Yeast is a helpful microorganism which makes bread rise. Bacteria is a microorganism which breaks down plants into nutrients and viruses can cause diseases.

    Read the Learner Guide and watch some of the Video Clips to find out more, especially the clip about Edward Jenner.

    Who was Edward Jenner?

    Why is he a famous scientist?


    Read more about him over here and answer the following questions.
    Art Shading

    You will need paper and a pencil for this lesson.

    In this lesson we are going to be: Creating an Abstract Artwork Using Line, Shape and Tone.

    What does abstract artwork mean?

    Abstract means we are not trying to create an artwork that looks like a person, place or object. We are not trying to create something real.

    We would love to see your artwork so why not take a photo of it and email it to us. We may display it in the Year 6 home learning gallery!
    Using Espresso.

    This collection of six modules covers Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism. Each module contains videos, activities, fact files and some printable resources.

    Which faith would you like to learn more about?

    Choose one this week. You could present what you have learnt using a PowerPoint presentation or by creating a poster.
    Transition from KS2 to KS3

    Watch the following videos on Espresso to explore more about moving on from Primary to Secondary School:

    A Typical Day

    Help and Support

    Think about what you want to achieve at secondary school. This is similar to what you did when you wrote your year 6 goals. Complete the activity over here.
    Make sure you do exercise daily. It’s good for your body and your brain! You can join in with Joe Wicks on YouTube every day live at 9am but this is also available anytime.

    Week Beginning 15th June



    Hi Year 6

    We hope you are well and enjoying the home learning set for you last week. We miss you all!

    It was great to see some of you back in class last week. We are continuing to offer the home learning provision for the rest of this term for those of you who will be remaining at home.

    Burnet News Club will continue to learn about The Arts and Exploring What Art is and its Role in a Crisis. The third session will be posted on the Hub on Monday (15.6.20) for members of the BNC to use. You just need to log in, go to the home page and you will find each session under "announcements".

    Please do continue to enter the weekly competition, ask the expert a question, answer the thinking questions by commenting or posting and have a go at any quizzes. Non-members are able to read all the posts on the website too!

    Please use the mailbox emails below to contact us about your home learning or any other queries, comments/worries you may have.

    Most importantly, you can attach photos of your wonderful work or documents you have typed up! We would love to see them!!

    Leanne: mailbox41367@lgflmail.org

    Sarah (for Tyler’s class): mailbox41366@lgflmail.org

    Take care and keep in touch

    Leanne, Sarah and Pat
    You can find the new timetable for the week ahead over here.
    This week we are continuing with BBC Bitesize. To ensure that the content of the lessons is appropriate for our children, we are working a week behind, so the date of the lesson you are looking at will be for the previous week – don’t worry about this!

    This week we will be looking at:

    Monday: Learn how to use apostrophes.

    This lesson includes: two videos and three activities.

    Tuesday: Learn how to use direct and indirect speech.

    This lesson includes: two videos and three activities.

    Wednesday: Learn how to use commas correctly.

    This lesson includes: two videos and three activities.

    Thursday: Learn how to write a newspaper report.

    This lesson includes: two videos and three activities.

    Friday: Using the novel The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, you will learn how to find information from a text and summarise a character. You can find the activities over here.

    The story is set in early 19th-century England. A large number of wolves have migrated from Europe and Russia and are terrorising the people in rural England.

    The first extract introduces the main house which is called Willoughby Chase. The second extract introduces some of the main characters including Sir Willoughby, his young daughter Bonnie and her new governess Miss Slighcarp, who is working with a network of criminals, forgers and snitches to carry out a terrible plan.

    Watch musician and TV presenter YolanDa Brown read an extract from The Wolves of Willoughby Chase.

    Think about the following:

    What impression do you get of Willoughby Chase?

    Why do you think wolves are mentioned?

    What do you notice about the techniques used for description in this extract?


    This lesson includes: two videos of musician and TV presenter YolanDa Brown reading extracts from the book and three activities.

    The web pages explain things very well but don’t forget you can email us or ask an adult if you get stuck!

    Hint: finding the year 6 work a bit tricky? Take a quick look at the work in other year groups to help remind you.
    This week we are continuing to use BBC Bitesize. To ensure that the content of the lessons is appropriate for our children, we are working a week behind, so the date of the lesson you are looking at will be for the previous week – don’t worry about this!

    Click on the links for each day. It will direct you to interactive videos and activities for you to do! Some of the lessons this week have worksheets available. Don’t worry if you can’t print these out, just complete the online activity and use paper or your exercise book to write the answers to questions on the worksheet.

    Monday: In this lesson you will be finding a rule with one and two steps.

    This lesson includes: two learning summary slideshows and two worksheets.

    Tuesday: Learn how to form expressions and understand algebra.

    This lesson includes: two learning summary slideshows two worksheets.

    Wednesday: Learn how to solve formulae and substitute numbers.

    This lesson includes: a learning summary, interactive activities and one worksheet.

    Thursday: Learn how to form and solve one-step equations.

    This lesson includes: a learning summary, one video, one worksheet and an interactive activity.

    Friday: Learn to solve problems involving time, including converting between units of time. Become a young referee and unscramble real Premier League football matches, as you calculate the time of key match events and think about carrying over from 60 rather than 100. This lesson includes: one video and four activities.

    Find the activities over here.

    The web pages explain things very well but don’t forget you can email us or ask an adult if you get stuck!

    Hint: finding the year 6 work a bit tricky? Take a quick look at the work in other year groups to help remind you.

    Please also check Mathletics for some extra activities. You have all been assigned some Mathletics work.
    This week you will be using the First News newspaper to choose and complete a comprehension activity. You can also complete a challenging crossword.

    You can find the latest edition over here.

    There are three activities for you to try. Don't worry if you find any of them a little hard. They are set at different levels.

    Activity 1

    Activity 2

    Activity 3

    If you feel like tackling the news debate then you can find the worksheet over here.

    Finally we have three First News quizzes for you to try.

    Quiz 1

    Quiz 2

    Quiz 3

    Do you have a favourite author? Which author do you admire? How many of their books have you read?

    Choose an author and complete some research on them. Most authors have their own websites, for example:

    Louis Sachar

    Malorie Blackman

    Jacqueline Wilson

    Michael Morpurgo

    JK Rowling

    You can present your fantastic work using Purple Mash.

    You will need to log in. If you don’t know the username and password, then please email us. Don’t forget to save it in Class year 6 using your name and the word - author.

    Go to the audible website and start listening to another one of the free 42 books in the ‘Tween’ section.

    Try Puffin Schools for video story time read by some more famous faces.

    Read another one of Katherine Rundell’s collection ‘Book of Hopes’ dedicated to all of the heroic NHS workers.
    Ethiopia

    Today we’re going to find out more about this country in East Africa. Did you know that Ethiopia was the only African country not to be colonised? Do you know what that means?

    Please find out more about this unique country and write a fact file about it. Include Ethiopia’s flag in your fact file. Write your answers on Purple Mash. You will need to login. Don’t forget to save it in Class year 6 using your name and the words – Ethiopia fact file. If you don’t know the username and password, then please email us.

    Thank you from Pat!

  • Why do you think the part of Africa where Ethiopia is located is called ‘The Horn of Africa’?


  • About how many people live in Ethiopia?


  • Which country is to the north of Ethiopia?


  • Which country is to the south of Ethiopia?


  • Which country is to the west of Ethiopia?


  • Ethiopia is known as the ‘cradle of humanity’. Do you know why?


  • The main crops grown in Ethiopia are maize, sugarcane and something many adults love to drink. Do you know what?


  • What is the official language of Ethiopia?


  • What is the landscape like in Ethiopia?


  • Answers to last week’s quiz!

    1)54

    2)Algeria

    3)Lagos

    4) Seychelles

    5) River Nile 6852 kms long

    6)Sahara

    7)2000

    8)Elephant, Giraffe, Cheetah

    9)All of them!

    10) All of them!

    How did you do?
    What are reversible and irreversible changes?

    You can find the activities over here.

    This lesson includes: three videos and three activities.

    Within all chemical reactions, a change may occur. There are two types of changes:

    Reversible changes - where a change is made physically and can be undone or reversed. For example: freezing water to make ice.

    Irreversible changes - where the change is made chemically and can't be reversed into its original states. For example: baking a cake.

    Now login to Espresso.

    Watch the videos, try the activities and read the fact files on ‘Investigating Change.’ Find out more about experiments in the classroom, the virtual lab, real-life science and the science of pots.

    With permission from an adult, you could try some of these experiments at home? Maybe you could take a photo of your investigation and send it to us!

    Leanne: mailbox41367@lgflmail.org

    Sarah (for Tyler’s class): mailbox41366@lgflmail.org
    You will need paper and a pencil for this lesson.

    You can find the worksheet over here.

    In this lesson we are going to make sure we all understand the basics of line, shape and tone. We will practise ‘weight of line’ this means how dark it is or how hard we are pressing.

    We are going to focus on using basic shapes for our work. These basic shapes will be the basis for most if not all drawings we do. We will also add a variety of tones using shading techniques.

    We would love to see your artwork so why not take a photo of it and email it to us. We may display it in the year 6 home learning gallery!

    Leanne: mailbox41367@lgflmail.org

    Sarah (for Tyler’s class): mailbox41366@lgflmail.org

    Plus:

    The RSPB invites you to enter an art competition!

    WildArt 2020

    Create a piece of art inspired by nature – let your imagination run WILD!
    Online Safety

    Watch the video from last week.

    Activity 1

    Alfie has taken some important steps to make sure that he is safe when he is making videos and posting them online. Write down four steps Alfie has taken.

    Read about Alfie over here.

    Activity 2

    Answer the following questions:

    1 Who wrote a mean comment about Alfie?

    2 Who ‘liked’ the comment?

    3 Why wasn’t this a kind thing to do?

    4 What positive words or phrases could Ellie, Alfie and Sam use to describe each other?

    Use the positive descriptions worksheet over here.

    Now you can play the game Band Runner.

    The instructions are over here.
    We will continue to use Espresso this week for our Spanish work so you will need to log in.

    Module 2 Vamos a Continuar!

    This module features a video from Madrid and introduces cultural elements, vocabulary related to families, pets, colours and food/drink. Watch the videos and try the activities.

    Use the talking dictionary to help with your pronunciation.
    Make sure you do exercise daily. It’s good for your body and your brain!

    You can join in with Joe Wicks on YouTube every day live at 9am but this is also available anytime.
    You will need to login to Espresso.

    On Tuesday, learn more about homophones. Watch the video over here.

    Complete the activity over here.

    And now answer the questions over here.

    On Thursday, Try this spelling quiz on Purple Mash. If you don’t know the username and password, then please email us. You can choose if you want to see the word flash up on the screen first and for how long before you try to spell it.

    Good luck!

    You should also login to Spellodrome to complete activities set for you AND practise your spellings by playing the spelling games.
    We are happy to share some more learning ideas from our friends at the Blue Elephant Theatre. We look forward to working with the wonderful team once again in the future!

    The first learning video is about how aliens might view the world if they land during lockdown. It is aimed at children aged 7-10 years old.



    The second video is about speaking to your future self. It is suitable for pupils aged 8-11 years old.



    Thank you to everyone at the Blue Elephant for making these great resources available for the Michael Faraday pupils to enjoy 😊

    Week Beginning 8th June



    Hi Year 6

    We hope you had a lovely weekend and enjoyed the home learning set for you last week.

    It was lovely reading your African Country fact files. Some of you know a lot about this continent already. Did you find your wonderful shading artwork displayed in the Year 6 home learning gallery on the website?

    I hope you were all able to watch Pat read ‘A Song of Gladness’ by Michael Morpurgo. An uplifting story from Katherine Rundell’s ‘Book of Hopes.’



    Last week, Burnet News Club members began a new issue for this half term: The Arts and Exploring What Art is and its Role in a Crisis. The second session will be posted on the Hub on Monday for members of the BNC to use.

    You just need to log in, go to the home page and you will find each session under "announcements".

    Don’t forget to enter the weekly competition, ask the expert, answer the thinking questions by commenting or posting and have a go the quiz. Non-members are able to read all the posts on the website too!

    Please use the mailbox emails below to contact us about your home learning or any other queries, comments or worries you may have.

    Most importantly, you can attach photos of your marvellous work or documents you have typed up! We would love to see them!

    Leanne: mailbox41367@lgflmail.org

    Sarah (for Tyler’s class): mailbox41366@lgflmail.org

    Take care and keep in touch

    Leanne, Sarah and Pat
    You can find the new timetable for the week ahead over here.
    Welcome back to some of you who are returning to school on Monday 8th June.

    When you come back to school, it will be a little different to how you remember. This booklet will help you understand the changes.

    Welcome back 😀
    This week we are continuing with BBC Bitesize. To ensure that the content of the lessons is appropriate for our children, we are working a week behind, so the date of the lesson you are looking at will be for the previous week – don’t worry about this!

    This week we will be looking at:

    Monday: Learn how to use synonyms and antonyms in story writing.

    This lesson includes: two videos and three activities.

    Tuesday: When writing a story, learn how to create characters and complex sentences.

    This lesson includes two videos and three activities.

    Wednesday: In fiction writing, learn how to use settings and fronted adverbials.

    This lesson includes: two videos and three activities.

    Thursday: Learn how to write a story using parenthesis.

    This lesson includes: two videos and three activities.

    Friday: Planning and writing a story!

    This lesson includes: three videos and three activities. After watching the three videos and completing the first activity, either write a time travelling adventure or a 500 word short story about a dilemma/problem.

    The web pages explain things very well but don’t forget you can email us or ask an adult if you get stuck!

    Hint: finding the year 6 work a bit tricky? Take a quick look at the work in other year groups to help remind you.
    This week we are continuing to use BBC Bitesize. To ensure that the content of the lessons is appropriate for our children, we are working a week behind, so the date of the lesson you are looking at will be for the previous week – don’t worry about this!

    Click on the links for each day. It will direct you to interactive videos and activities for you to do! Some of the lessons this week have worksheets available. Don’t worry if you can’t print these out, just complete the online activity and use paper or your exercise book to write the answers to questions on the worksheet.

    Monday: In this lesson you will learn how to turn a fraction into a percentage.

    This lesson includes: two videos, one interactive activity and one worksheet.

    Tuesday: Learn about equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages and how to form expressions and understand algebraic conventions.

    This lesson includes: two learning summary slideshows and two worksheets with answers.

    Wednesday: Learn how to order and compare fractions, decimals and percentages by converting them.

    This lesson includes: two videos, one interactive activity and two worksheets.

    Thursday: Learn how to find percentages of amounts with an efficient method.

    This lesson includes: three videos, one quiz and one worksheet.

    Friday: Friday is challenge day on Bitesize Daily!

    We've partnered with White Rose Maths to create a series of challenges to test your problem-solving skills. Each one gets a bit more difficult, so see how many you and your family can do together!

    The web pages explain things very well but don’t forget you can email us or ask an adult if you get stuck!

    Hint: finding the year 6 work a bit tricky? Take a quick look at the work in other year groups to help remind you.

    Please also check Mathletics for some extra activities. You have all been assigned some Mathletics work.
    This week you will be using the First News newspaper to complete comprehensions, as well as using your revision guides. The link to this week’s newspaper is on the website.

    You can read the latest edition over here.

    First News has also put together some activities themed around the news, some puzzles and a news debate. These are for different levels. Choose one that you feel comfortable with 😉

    Activity 1

    Activity 2

    Activity 3

    Puzzle 1

    Puzzle 2

    Puzzle 3

    News Debate

    You should also be reading your reading book regularly for 30 minutes per day. We are really interested in the books you have been reading recently so we are asking you to write a book review. Complete your book review on a recent book you have read, heard or seen on video and present it using Purple Mash.

    You will need to log in. Don’t forget to save it in Class year 6 using your name and the words - book review.

    Go to the audible website and start listening to another one of the free 42 books in the ‘Tween’ section.

    Try this website for video story time read by some famous faces.

    Read one of Katherine Rundell’s collection ‘Book of Hopes’ dedicated to all of the heroic NHS workers.
    You will need to login to Espresso to complete the following grammar activities.

    On Tuesday, learn more about linking paragraphs. Watch the video, have a go at the quizzes and complete the activity over here.

    On Thursday, complete the activities and quizzes after watching the video on word families.

    You should also log in to Spellodrome to complete activities AND practise your spellings using the spelling games.
    Africa Quiz!

    Please do some research and choose the right answer from this multiple-choice Africa quiz! Write your answers on Purple Mash. You will need to login over her.

    Don’t forget to save it in Class year 6 using your name and the words - Africa quiz

    Answers next week! THANK YOU from Pat.

    1. How many countries are there in the continent of Africa?

    54 61 49

    2. Which is the largest (land size) country in Africa?

    Democratic Republic of Congo Libya Algeria

    3. Which is the largest city in Africa?

    Cairo Johannesburg Lagos

    4. Which is the smallest country in Africa?

    Seychelles Lesotho Swaziland

    5. Which is the longest river in Africa? How long is it?

    Nile Zambezi Niger

    6. Driest place in Africa?

    Kalahari Desert Sahara Desert Great Rift Valley

    7. About how many languages are spoken on the African continent? Can you name 5 of them?

    1500 2500 2000

    8. Which is:

    a) the largest land animal in Africa

    b) the tallest animal in Africa

    c) the fastest animal in Africa.

    9. Which minerals are found under the ground in Africa?

    Gold Diamonds Platinum

    10. Which of these ecosystems are in Africa?

    Savanna Rain forests Deserts

    11. Which of these crops grows in Africa?

    Tea Coffee Wheat

    12. As well as Ghana (West Africa) and Morocco (North Africa) which countries in East or Southern Africa would you like to learn more about? Please tell me why you made these choices.

    Thank you!

    Pat
    Lifecycles in Human and Animals

    All animals, including humans, are born, they get older and bigger and some will go on to have children. In the end, all animals die. We call this a life cycle.

    The Human Life Cycle

    There are six main stages in the human life cycle:

    1. Foetus

    At this time, a baby is growing inside its mother's womb.

    2. Baby

    A baby is born after spending nine months inside the womb.

    3. Childhood

    At this stage, you learn to walk and talk.

    4. Adolescence

    Children become teenagers.

    5. Adulthood

    Your body is fully developed.

    6. Old age

    The last stage in the life cycle of a human.

    1. Go to BBC bitesize to watch two videos and complete all the activities on lifecycles.

    2. Now login to Espresso before you can watch this clip about lifecycles.

    3. Then complete some of these activities and quizzes on lifecycles to test your knowledge.
    You will need paper and a pencil for this lesson.

    In this lesson we will look at an Optical Illusion artwork before creating our own. You will learn to shade in to show that an object is three-dimensional. Follow the link for Optical Illusion and Shading.

    At home, join the Hold Still photograph project run by National Portrait Gallery.

    Closing date for all entries is Thursday 18th June. Winning photographs will have their entry displayed in the gallery itself! You can find out more about the entry procedure and selection process over here.
    Online Safety

    Watch this video .

    Activity 1 Answer the following questions:

    A. What different things do Sam, Ellie and Alfie do online?

    B. What problem did Alfie face at the beginning of the film?

    C. How did the gamer make Alfie feel?

    D. What did Alfie do when he realised something wasn’t quite right?

    E. What happened when Selfie’s video was made public?

    Activity 2

    Create a poster for Sam, Ellie and Afie’s new band Selfie. Come up with a design that shows off each character’s talents and personality.

    Activity 3

    When you have finished your poster, you can play the game Band Runner.
    We will continue to use Espresso this week for our Spanish work so you will need to log in.

    Module 1 Vamos

    This module helps introduce vocabulary and phrases about the weather, festivals and greetings.

    Use the talking dictionary to help with your pronunciation

    Talking Spanish Dictionary
    Make sure you do exercise daily. It’s good for your body and your brain!

    You can join in with Joe Wicks on YouTube every day live at 9am but this is also available anytime.

    Week Beginning 1st June

    Hi Year 6

    We hope you have enjoyed your half term holiday and are well rested after the break.

    It was lovely reading your Lewis Carroll work on Purple Mash last week and it was surprising to learn from a few of you that he was home-schooled until the age of 10, studied maths at University and then went on to be a world-famous author.

    Your frottage artwork was fantastic! After you had completed a treasure hunt at home to find textured objects, they resulted in some impressive pieces. Did you find your work displayed in the Year 6 Home Learning Gallery on the website?

    I hope you were all able to watch the second part of ‘Sofia Sofa’. I’m sure that you would never become attached to your sofa as you are so energetic and fit!

    Our Burnet News Club members have been busy this half-term learning about Extreme Weather and the Global Conversation. There have been some thoughtful comments and stars earned through competition entries, questions posed to experts and quizzes.

    Keep up the great news literacy work! We look forward to the next issue linked to The Arts and Exploring What Art is and its Role in a Crisis. Each week's session will be posted on the Hub every Monday for members of the BNC to use. You just need to log in, go to the home page, and you will find the post under 'announcements'.

    Please use the mailbox emails below to contact us about your home learning or any other queries, comments or worries you may have.

    Leanne: mailbox41367@lgflmail.org

    Sarah (for Tyler’s class): mailbox41366@lgflmail.org

    Take care and keep in touch

    Leanne and Sarah
    You can find the timetable for this week over here.
    This week we are continuing with BBC Bitesize. To ensure that the content of the lessons is appropriate for our children, we are working a week behind, so the date of the lesson you are looking at will be for the previous week – don’t worry about this!

    This week we will be looking at:

    Monday: Learn how to use hyperbole, similes and metaphors.

    This lesson includes: three videos and three activities.

    Tuesday: Learn how to use semi-colons.

    This lesson includes: three videos and three activities.

    Wednesday: Learn how to prepare and draft a letter.

    This lesson includes: three videos and three activities.

    Thursday: Write a thank you letter.

    In this lesson there are: one audio clip, one video and three activities.

    Friday: Using the book A Pocketful of Stars you will learn how to investigate a text, compare extracts and to write from a character's perspective. Find the activities over here.

    This lesson includes: two videos of professional wrestling star Becky Lynch reading extracts from the book and three activities.

    The web pages explain things very well but don’t forget you can email us if you get stuck!

    Hint: finding the year 6 work a bit tricky? Take a quick look at the work in other year groups to help remind you.
    This week we are continuing to use BBC Bitesize. To ensure that the content of the lessons is appropriate for our children, we are working a week behind, so the date of the lesson you are looking at will be for the previous week – don’t worry about this!

    Click on the links for each day. It will direct you to interactive videos and activities for you to do! Some of the lessons this week have worksheets available. Don’t worry if you can’t print these out, just complete the online activity and use paper or your exercise book to write the answers to questions on the worksheet.

    Monday: In this lesson you will learn how to multiply and divide decimals by 10, 100 and 1000.

    This lesson includes: one video, one interactive activity and two worksheets.

    Tuesday: Learn how to multiply a decimal number by a whole number (intergers).

    This lesson includes: two videos and two worksheets.

    Wednesday: Learn how to divide decimal numbers by whole numbers (intergers).

    This lesson includes: two videos and two worksheets.

    Thursday: In this lesson you will learn how to convert a decimal into a fraction and simplify.

    This lesson includes: two videos and two worksheets.

    Friday: Friday is challenge day on Bitesize Daily! We've partnered with White Rose Maths to create a series of challenges to test your problem-solving skills. Each one gets a bit more difficult, so see how many you and your family can do together! You can find the work over here.

    The web pages explain things very well but don’t forget you can email us if you get stuck!

    Hint: finding the year 6 work a bit tricky? Take a quick look at the work in other year groups to help remind you.

    Please also check Mathletics for some extra activities. You have all been assigned some Mathletics work.
    This week you will be using the First News newspaper to complete comprehensions, as well as using your revision guides. The link to this week’s newspaper can be found over here.

    There are three activities themed around current affairs that you can work through:

    Activity 1

    Activity 2

    Activity 3

    If you are feeling super confident then you could try the news debate challenge over here.

    Finally there are a couple of crossword puzzles themed around the news!

    Crossword 1

    Crossword 2

    You should also be reading your reading book and recording your thoughts in your planner.

    Login to the audible website and start listening to another one of the 42 books in the ‘tween’ section Audible books. There are some classic books available as well as ones you may not have heard of.
    Go to Espresso and login.

    On Tuesday, learn more about when to use formal and informal vocabulary. Watch the video, have a go at the quizzes and complete the activity.

    On Thursday, complete the activities and quizzes after watching the video on expanded noun phrases.

    You should also log in to Spellodrome to practise your spellings.
    Hello everyone! Hope you had a good week. This half-term we’ll be focussing on geography. Remember we talked about studying the continent of Africa after learning about China and The Middle East earlier in the year.

    Africa is an AMAZING continent! Here are some activities. Look here.

    1. Find the capital cities of these AFRICAN countries:

    Countries beginning with A,B,C and Z

    a. Algeria

    b. Angola

    c. Benin

    d. Botswana

    e. Burundi

    f. Cameroon

    g. Central African Republic

    h. Democratic Republic of Congo

    i. Chad

    j. Congo

    k. Cote D’Ivoire

    l. Zambia

    m. Zimbabwe

    2. Now choose ONE country in Africa to research and write eight facts about it OR here are some facts about Ghana. Read the information and answer the questions OR Do both if you can!

    You can present the facts you have learnt on your African Country using Purple Mash. Make sure you save your work in the Year 6 class folder.

    GHANA

    * Cote d’Ivoire in the west; Burkina Faso in the north; Togo in the east and the Gulf of Guinea in the south are the borders of Ghana

    * Ghana used to be called ‘The Gold Coast’. Why do you think it was called this?

    * The Akan people of Ghana first told the stories of Ananse which have now spread around the world. What sort of character is Ananse?

    * Many of the slaves who were taken across the Atlantic Ocean to America left from Ghana. Which part of America were the slaves taken? Why?

    * Ghana became independent of the United Kingdom on 6 March 1957. How many years ago was this?

    * Ghana's population of approximately 30 million includes a variety of ethnic, linguistic and religious groups. According to the 2010 census, 71.2% of the population was Christian, 17.6% was Muslim, and 5.2% practised traditional faiths.

    * Its diverse geography and ecology ranges from coastal savannahs to tropical rain forests. What is a ‘savannah'?
    What is evolution?

    1. Go to BBC bitesize to watch a video and complete an online activity.

    Evolution is the way that living things change over time. The first person who explained how evolution happens was Charles Darwin with his scientific theory of natural selection.

    Charles Darwin observed that although individuals in a species shared similarities, they were not exact copies of each other; there were small differences or variations between them.

    He also noticed that everything in the natural world was in competition.

    2. Now login to Espresso. First watch this clip about adaptation and evolution.

    3. Then complete some of these activities and quizzes about evolution and adaptation.
    How can we use visual texture to add interest to our artwork?

    In this lesson, we are going to look at how Vincent van Gogh used visual texture in his sketchbook, then explore pencils and mark-making to enhance our own work.

    Follow the activities over here.
    What makes a good computer game?

    Learn more about computer programming and what makes a good computer game. We are sure you have lots of ideas! You will then create your own character and learn about code-cracking in World War Two.

    This lesson includes: two videos and two activities.
    Go to Espresso and login.

    Using the Resource Box is a good way to recap your Spanish knowledge. Here you can revise celebrations, greetings, dates and numbers, and see some familiar Espresso videos in Spanish!

    The activities consist of a video vault, sound studio and activity arcade. Beyond the box allows you to go further in Spanish including learning how to communicate with family/friends and making food.
    Class teacher Pat has very kindly recorded a short story for the Year 6 pupils.

    You can listen to her reading the Michael Morpurgo story all about hope below.

    Welcome back to some of you who are returning to school on Monday 8th June.

    When you come back to school, it will be a little different to how you remember. This booklet will help you understand the changes.

    Welcome back 😀

    You can view the archived Year 6 home learning from the first half of the summer term over here.