Year 6 Home Learning Week Commencing 1st June

Welcome back year 6, we hope you had a lovely half term in the sunshine

As we prepare to welcome some children back on the 1st of June and others on the 4th June, we will be using this blog to support children when they are not in school and for those children who will continue home-schooling.

We will be using lessons from this platform within the classroom and the days you are not in school, you will be using these lessons at home. We will make this clear on each subject which lessons to access at home and which we will deliver in school 

By ensuring that all resources are available online, it will be possible for those children who continue to access work from home to have the same content covered as those returning children.

Internet Safety (This activity is to completed at home)

Here is some further activities to keep you all safe on the online (Answers are at the bottom of the blog post)

Activity 1: Watch Play Like Share, Episode 2

  • Watch Episode 2: Who’s Magnus? with your child at www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/watch/ .
  • Use the following questions to chat about the cartoon:
    1. What did you think? What did you like about this episode?
    2. What does Sam do with Megan’s baby photo?
    3. How does Megan feel and what does she do in response?
    4. What upsets Ellie and who does she turn to?
    5. Is Magnus the best person to support Ellie? Who else could help? [Ellie has only just met Magnus online and doesn’t know him ‘in real life’, so he is not a good source of support for her. It would be better to talk to a close friend, family member or another adult she trusts.]

Activity 2: What is OK to share?

  • Ask your child what they remember about Episode 2 of Play Like Share.
  • Explain it is important to think about how someone else might feel if you share a photo or video of them. Sometimes people share photos or videos that might be unkind, or upset or embarrass other people. Ask your child:

6. When does this happen in PLS? [Sam shares a baby photo of Megan]

  • With your child, read each scenario below and ask them to answer with thumbs up, down and sideways!

  • Discuss their answers, using the answer sheet located at the bottom of the blog post.

Reading 

You can continue to use the Scholastic Virtual Reading Library online allowing you to access lots of different books on their website.

The Scholastic Reading Pro website (https://educator-slz03.scholasticlearningzone.com/slz-portal/#/login3/GBR2VCR)

(look at the previous blog posts to set up your log ins)

English

Your child will be expected to complete a five day week in English. Children that are continuing to home-school will access the resources in the same way they have been.

Children returning to school on the 1st of June will complete lesson 1 to 3 whilst they are in school and lessons 4 and 5 at home.

Children returning to school on the 4th of June will complete lessons 1 and 2 whilst they are in school and lessons 3, 4 and 5 at home. 

All returning children do not need to start the English work until they have had their lessons in school. 

This week we will be look at the writing genre of Diary Writing as we did during the Anne Frank unit of work at the beginning of the year.

These include some comprehension tasks, exploration of the features and an opportunity to write your own.

Monday – Diary Writing Reading Comprehension focussing on language  – https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/english/diary-entry-lesson-1-reading-focus-year-6-wk5-1

Tuesday – Diary Writing Reading Comprehension focussing on language – https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/english/diary-entry-lesson-2-reading-focus-year-6-wk5-2

Wednesday – Identifying the features of diary writing – https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/english/diary-entry-lesson-3-identifying-features-year-6-wk5-3

Thursday – Using Informal Language –  https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/english/diary-entry-lesson-4-informal-language-year-6-wk5-4

Friday – Writing a diary entry –  https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/english/diary-entry-lesson-5-writing-a-diary-entry-year-6-wk5-5

Maths

Your child will be expected to complete a five day week in Maths. Children that are continuing to home-school will access the resources in the same way they have been.

Children returning to school on the 1st of June will complete lesson 1 to 3 whilst they are in school and lessons 4 and 5 at home.

Children returning to school on the 4th of June will complete lessons 1 and 2 whilst they are in school and lessons 3, 4 and 5 at home. 

All returning children do not need to start the Maths work until they have had their lessons in school. 

This week you will continue to look at coordinates and applying this learning to 3D shapes.

Monday – Coordinates and shapes: To recognise 3-D shapes – https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/coordinates-and-shapes-to-recognise-3-d-shapes-year-6-wk5-1

Tuesday – Coordinates and shapes: To recognise nets of 3-D shapes – https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/coordinates-and-shapes-to-recognise-nets-of-3-d-shapes-year-6-wk5-2

Wednesday –  Coordinates and shapes: To solve problems involving 3-D shapes – https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/coordinates-and-shapes-to-solve-problems-involving-3-d-shapes-year-6-wk5-3

Thursday – Coordinates and shapes: To illustrate and name parts of a circle – https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/coordinates-and-shapes-to-illustrate-and-name-parts-of-a-circle-year-6-wk5-4

Friday – Coordinates and shapes: To solve practical problems involving circles – https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/coordinates-and-shapes-to-solve-practical-problems-involving-circles-year-6-wk5-5

Science – Evolution (Completed in school by Mr Whitfield and Mrs Willetts)

In this lesson we will look at Darwin’s observations from his trip on the HMS Beagle. We will then put all his observations together to see how Darwin came up with his theory. His theory is called evolution. We will apply this new knowledge to two other examples of evolution, mice and giraffes.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/foundation/what-is-the-theory-of-evolution-year-6-wk1-3

History – Who was King Henry VIII? (Completed in school by Mrs Wild)

Learn about the life of Henry VIII and how he changed England forever.

This lesson includes:

  • three videos focusing on how and why Henry VIII changed England

  • two activities to test your knowledge

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4b8jhv

Activity 3: Comprehension below

Geography – Natural Resources (Completed in school by Mr Whitfield and Mrs Willetts)

Learn about natural resources including agricultural and geological resources.

This lesson includes:

  • one animation about natural resources

  • one child-led short film about the life of a farming family in China

  • two activities to build the knowledge

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6p8jhv
Activity 2: Please draw the following chart into you book and complete the Table below

Internet Safety – Answers 

  1. Shares the photo and makes it public
  2. She feels angry/upset. She uses Sam’s account to write a mean comment about Ellie and Alfie.
  3. She thinks that Sam is posting mean comments about her. Megan is unkind to her and she loses the guitar-off. She turns to Magnus, who she has met online.
  4. Ellie has only just met Magnus online and doesn’t know him ‘in real life’, so he is not a good source of support for her. It would be better to talk to a close friend, family member or another adult she trusts.
  5. Sam shares a baby photo of Megan

Use this worksheet to help your discussion.

History Answers

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