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Year 6 Peregrines and Ravens

           

Year 6

Ravens and Peregrines

 

Welcome to the Year 6 page!

Year 6 Remote Learning Timetable

 

The Zoom information is the same for ALL Zoom lessons.

Meeting ID: 370 496 7849   Passcode: year6

Link: https://zoom.us/j/3704967849?pwd=ZjV5Nk1BdGZsdDBOUlBlME5SQWdtUT09

 

Remote Learning Activities for Friday 22nd January

 

Today everyone needs to attend the Maths Zoom lesson at 9am

Meeting ID: 370 496 7849 Passcode: year6

 

After your Maths lesson, you have a Catch Up Zoom that everyone needs to attend.

(Ravens at 11am and Peregrines at 11:30am).

 

Then you need to complete your English, Art and PE activities. 

 

Remember to get in contact (either via our class emails or on Flipgrid) if you need any help. 

 

Maths

 

Today you need to attend the Zoom Maths lesson at 9am. You will need something to write with and something to write on. 

 

Today we will continue to calculate with fractions. We will be looking at questions that involved several operations. Therefore we will need to remember our BODMAS work from before Christmas. 

 

After the lesson, you have an activity to complete that will take 25 minutes / 30 minutes. The task will be explained in the Zoom lesson but essentially you need to have a go at some of the questions from the sheet. The sheet is split up into bronze, silver and gold questions as usual. You need to show your full methods for each question and take care with your presentation. You may find that you need to remind yourself of some of the methods. The link to the fraction videos from yesterday is below.  Once you have finished, send your work to me at: ravens@southmead.devon.sch.uk 

 

If you have any questions or need any help, then get in contact either through Flipgrid or via email. 

English

 

In our Zoom lessons we have been thinking about different ways of expanding noun phrases and adding details to description. Today have a look through your reading book and see how many examples of some of the techniques we have discussed you can find. Look at the slides for more details of the task.

 

Read chapter 2 of Kensuke’s Kingdom.

Art

We would like you to have a go at this art project inspired by the work of the artist Beatriz Milhazes. Miss K found this project online and then realised that the video was made by a local school in North Devon! What a coincidence! 

 

The video below explains the project and what you will need. The video is shown through Youtube so make sure your internet is not blocking it. The great thing about this project is that you do not have to use exactly the same resources. You can use whatever you have available to you at home. Ideally spend about an hour on it, but feel free to spend longer on it if you want to. 

 

Once you have completed your artwork, post a video or photo of it to Flipgrid. We look forward to seeing how different all of your work will be. Try to take the time to view each other's work and Flipgrid videos. 

Art Project

PE

 

Today we would like you to complete one of the PE with Joe lessons (it does not have to be today's). Below is a link to his Youtube channel, where you can pick a lesson to join in with. Each session is about 20 to 25 minutes

 

Click here for the link

 

 

 

Remote Learning Activities for Thursday 21st January

(Hopefully Miss K got the day right today!)

 

Today everyone needs to attend the English Zoom lesson at 9am

Meeting ID: 370 496 7849 Passcode: year6

 

After your English lesson, you have a Topic Zoom Lesson that everyone needs to attend.

(Ravens at 11am and Peregrines at 11:30am).

 

Then you need to complete your Maths, Science and French activities. 

 

Remember to get in contact (either via our class emails or on Flipgrid) if you need any help. 

 

English

 

Today we will be completing some more work on expanded noun phrases in our Zoom lesson. Please make sure that you have something to write with and some paper. A pencil and a ruler would also be useful. The activities will be explained in the lesson. 

 Here is the work on the Power of Three sentences, from our Zoom lesson this morning. Remember to present this carefully and email your work to me. If you have any questions either email these or use the English section on flip grid. 

 

Maths

 

Activity 1: Have a look at the Caterpillar puzzle and try to solve it. Post your answers to Flipgrid. Let's see how many people can calculate the correct answer! (This should take 5 to 10 minutes)

 

Miss K's hint: Look at the puzzle VERY closely. 

 

(I will post the answer on Flipgrid later in the day and I'll post it on the website tomorrow). 

 

Activity 2: Yesterday we completed some work revising our fraction calculations. It is clear that we could all do with some more practise on this. Thank you to all those people who told me what they found hard in their Flipgrid videos yesterday. Today, you will be doing some more work on this. I have made lots of little videos. Each video goes through examples of different types of calculation. You need to watch some videos - especially videos of the calculations you do not feel as confident with. You DO NOT need to watch ALL of the videos - unless you want to! For example, if you find multiplying fractions and subtracting mixed numbers difficult - watch those two videos. Follow the link below to the Year 6 Maths Video page

 

Activity 3: When you feel more confident, have a go at the practise sheet. You need to have a go at ALL of the questions from either bronze, silver or gold. There are nine fluency questions and one problem solving question. You need to show full methods for every question. Once you have completed your work (which should take about 30-40 minutes), you need to use the answer sheet to mark it. Then post a video sharing your work to Flipgrid (or email if you cannot do this for some reason). 

 

Note from Miss K: Thank you to all of those people who have been regularly sending their work to me either via email or Flipgrid. I have been so impressed by the quality of your Maths work and by your impressive speaking skills in the videos. We are currently making a list to see who we have received work from. If you have not sent any work in so far or posted anything on Flipgrid yet please make sure you do so today. If you have a problems with this, please get in contact with me. 

Topic

 

Spend about an hour today finishing your topic work that we started on Tuesday. Remember that you are writing up our work on different climates. The slides from Tuesday (with examples) is linked below. If you have any questions about either the topic or the task, bring them with you to our Topic Zoom lesson and we will do our best to answer them. We look forward to seeing you all at the Zoom lesson (Ravens at 11am and Peregrines at 11:30am)

 

Once you have completed your topic work, take a photo of it and send it to:

peregrines@southmead.devon.sch.uk

Science

Take some time to finish your Science work today.

Log on to Flipgrid to find out more about your task. 

French

To help you continue learning French at home, we have set up a new Duolingo Classroom! Duolingo is a FREE web-based language-learning platform that some of you may already be familiar with. Duolingo classroom allows teachers to review your progress, just like Times Tables Rock Stars. If you are already using Duolingo, login using the class code below: it should allow you to continue your learning from wherever you already are! 

 

You can access Duolingo online or via the free mobile app, so you can use it on any device that you have available. Each lesson comes with lots of help: just hover your pointer over different parts of a sentence for an explanation, or press the speaker icon to replay a pronunciation.

 

Each lesson takes only a few minutes, so it’s really easy to fit into your day. Today we would like you to log on and spend 10 to 15 minutes on it. You can always do more, if you want to: the great thing about Duolingo is that you can work at your own speed.

 

You don’t need a personal login ID, but you will need an email account to log in with. If you don’t have a personal address yet, ask your parent/carer if they can create one for you, or ask if you can use theirs, to get started. We have linked a pdf below which contains joining instructions for computer, smartphone, or tablet. 

 

Year 6 classroom code: sjqfpa

https://www.duolingo.com/o/sjqfpa

 

 

 

 

Remote Learning Activities for Wednesday 20th January

 

Today everyone needs to attend the Maths Zoom lesson at 9am

Meeting ID: 370 496 7849 Passcode: year6

 

After your Maths lesson, you need to complete your English, Science and PE activities. 

 

Remember to get in contact (either via our class emails or on Flipgrid) if you need any help. 

 

Maths

 

Today you need to attend the Zoom Maths lesson at 9am. You will need something to write with and something to write on. 

 

Today we will be reviewing all of the methods we have looked at in Year 6 for calculating with fractions. This involves: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. 

 

After the lesson, you have an activity to complete that will take 25 minutes. The task will be explained in the Zoom lesson but there are instructions written at the top of the sheet as well. You will be solving problems and need to show full methods.

 

After the 25 minutes stop solving the problems, use the answer sheet to mark your work and see how many points you got. Then post a video on Flipgrid and share your work. It would be great if you would share how many points you got and which questions you solved. Please try to show the camera your working out so that I can have a look at it. 

English

 

Look at the document attached and practise identifying and writing noun phrases. 

When you have finished this work, read the first chapter of Kensuke’s Kingdom. This is one of the many books by Michael Morpurgo. We read about him on Monday. We will be looking at parts of this story over the next few weeks. 

 

Science

 

 

Check out Flipgrid for details about your Science task! 

 

PE

Today we would like you to complete one of the PE with Joe lessons (it does not have to be today's). Below is a link to his Youtube channel, where you can pick a lesson to join in with. Each session is about 20 to 25 minutes

 

Click here for the link

 

 

 

 

 

Remote Learning Activities for Tuesday 19th January

 

Today everyone needs to attend the English Zoom lesson at 9am

Meeting ID: 370 496 7849 Passcode: year6

 

After your English lesson, everyone at home needs to attend your Topic Zoom Lesson (Ravens at 11am and Peregrines at 11:30am). When you are not in zoom lessons, you should be completing your Maths, Topic and French activities. 

 

Remember to get in contact (either via our class emails or on Flipgrid) if you need any help. 

 

English

 

Today we will be working on noun phrases. Make sure that you have some paper and something to write with for our English Zoom lesson where we will be revising noun phrases and looking at how to use these in our writing. After the Zoom lesson there will be a writing activity to complete. You will need to look at these slides after the lesson.

 

 

Maths

 

Today we are continuing to look at calculating the whole when working with fractions of amounts. Watch the video below closely, pausing to have a go at the questions when asked. Make sure you have a pen or pencil and some paper to write on. This video goes over lots of the mistakes people were making yesterday, so watch carefully. 

 

Once you have watched the video, have a go at the activity sheet. These are the same sheets as yesterday - so don't do the same questions! Everyone should be moving on with their learning today, so try to challenge yourself. There is a silver, gold and extension sheet today (no one should be going back to bronze). The extension sheet has extra hard questions for those people who really want to push themselves today. 

 

For each question, you need to show all your working out and a bar model (just like we practise in the video). Spend about 30 minutes on this activity. Once you have done this, use my answer sheet and modelled answers to mark your work closely. Try to write reflective comments on your work and spot your mistakes rather than just tick and cross. 

 

After you have marked your work, post it to Flipgrid (on the Maths Topic) so that I can see how you are doing. If you are unable to use Flipgrid for some reason, send your marked work by email. 

Calculating the Whole

 

Topic

 

Today we will be learning about why places have different climates in our Zoom lesson. Make sure you are ready for our Zoom lesson (Ravens at 11am and Peregrines at 11:30am) and have a pen and some paper ready to take notes. It is really important that you attend your Zoom lesson today otherwise you will not know what you have got to do. 

 

The slides and activity instructions (with previous Year 6 examples) are linked below. Please do not look at these until after the lesson. We expect you to spend about 30 minutes on the task today. 

 

 

French

To help you continue learning French at home, we have set up a new Duolingo Classroom! Duolingo is a FREE web-based language-learning platform that some of you may already be familiar with. Duolingo classroom allows teachers to review your progress, just like Times Tables Rock Stars. If you are already using Duolingo, login using the class code below: it should allow you to continue your learning from wherever you already are! 

 

You can access Duolingo online or via the free mobile app, so you can use it on any device that you have available. Each lesson comes with lots of help: just hover your pointer over different parts of a sentence for an explanation, or press the speaker icon to replay a pronunciation.

 

Each lesson takes only a few minutes, so it’s really easy to fit into your day. Today we would like you to log on and spend 10 to 15 minutes on it. You can always do more, if you want to: the great thing about Duolingo is that you can work at your own speed.

 

You don’t need a personal login ID, but you will need an email account to log in with. If you don’t have a personal address yet, ask your parent/carer if they can create one for you, or ask if you can use theirs, to get started. We have linked a pdf below which contains joining instructions for computer, smartphone, or tablet. 

 

Year 6 classroom code: sjqfpa

https://www.duolingo.com/o/sjqfpa

 

 

 

Remote Learning Activities for Monday 18th January

 

Today everyone needs to attend the Maths Zoom lesson at 9am

Meeting ID: 370 496 7849 Passcode: year6

 

After your Maths lesson, you have a Catch Up Zoom Session to attend (Ravens at 11am and Peregrines at 11:30am). When you are not in zoom lessons, you should be completing your English, Reading and PE activities. 

 

Remember to get in contact (either via our class emails or on Flipgrid) if you need any help. 

Maths

Today you need to attend the Zoom Maths lesson at 9am. You will need something to write with and something to write on. 

 

Today we will be continuing to look at fractions of amounts and will specifically look at finding the whole number. 

 

Once we have completed the lesson, you need to have a go at some of the questions that are linked below. There are bronze, silver and gold questions. Try to really challenge yourself. I suggest you spend 25 to 30 minutes on this - just like we would in class. 

 

I would like to see EVERYONE'S work today so please send it to ravens@southmead.devon.sch.uk once you have completed it. It is really important for me to know how you are finding this work. This will help me adapt our lessons this week. 

 

If you need any help, please just ask by either using Flipgrid or by emailing. 

 

English

You have been working hard on your Incredible Edibles. If you haven’t already done so have a look at Flip grid and see what other people have made. It may make you feel VERY hungry!  You could also add your own video or a picture of your Incredible Edible too. 

 

Today’s task is to return to your recipe and if you haven’t already done so to make a good copy of this. Remember your instructions need to be clear so that this could be followed by someone else.

Make sure you give any advice that you can to your cook (use parenthesis to do so).

 

When you have finished your recipe, check this carefully. Make sure your punctuation is accurate and your handwriting and presentation is the best that it can be.  Proof read it carefully for spelling and check any words that you are not sure of.

 

Please email it to me so that I can make your wonderful creations too.  I will collect all the recipes together and then make our own class Incredible Edibles book, which you will all be able to read, so make sure that your work is top quality. 

 

This task should take no more than 60 minutes. (If you complete it in less than 30minutes, ask yourself whether this is the best work that you can do). 

 

Reading

 

Read the following text about Michael Morpurgo, one of my favourite authors. Then answer the questions about the text. 

Choose the level of challenge and then mark your work carefully. This task should take about 30 minutes

PE

Today we would like you to complete one of the PE with Joe lessons (it does not have to be today's). Below is a link to his Youtube channel, where you can pick a lesson to join in with. Each session is about 20 to 25 minutes

 

Click here for the link

 

 

 

 

 

Remote Learning Activities for Friday 15th January

 

Today everyone needs to attend the English Zoom lesson at 9am

Meeting ID: 370 496 7849 Passcode: year6

 

After your English lesson, you have a Catch Up Zoom Session to attend (Ravens at 11am and Peregrines at 11:30am). When you are not in zoom lessons, you should be completing your Maths and DT work. 

 

Remember to get in contact (either via our class emails or on Flipgrid) if you need any help. 

 

English

 

 

We will be continuing our work on Incredible Edibles.

Please have the vocabulary that you collected when looking at different recipes earlier in the week, as this will be useful for the lesson (at 9am on Zoom).

 

After our English Zoom lesson we will be thinking about writing our own recipes.

 

Maths

Today we will continue to look at fractions of amounts. Watch the video below (pausing the video and completing the questions as usual). Then complete the worded problems on either the bronze, silver or gold sheet (all linked below). Once you have completed your work, email it to Miss K

 

Make sure you have submitted all of your Maths work for the week. Some work should be on Flipgrid, some should be emailed and one piece should have been completed on MyMaths. Remember to get in touch if you need any help. 

Fractions Of Amounts - Friday

 

DT

 

In English we have been working on writing instructions, looking at the style of Incredible Edibles.

 Your DT task will be to create an Incredible Edible of your own. 

There will be more details about this in our English lesson today. 

 

 

 

 

 

Remote Learning Activities for Thursday 14th January

 

Today everyone needs to attend the Maths Zoom lesson at 9am

Meeting ID: 370 496 7849 Passcode: year6

 

After your Maths lesson, you have a topic zoom lesson to attend (Ravens at 11am and Peregrines at 11:30am). When you are not in zoom lessons, you should be finishing your Science work from yesterday (if you need to). 

 

Remember to get in contact (either via our class emails or on Flipgrid) if you need any help. 

 

Maths

 

Today we are starting our new fractions topic (fractions of amounts) in our zoom lesson today (9am).

You will need a pen or pencil and something to write on.  

 

 

Once you have taken part in the lesson, you need to have a go at a set of questions linked below.

The questions are organised into sections - just like we do in class.

There are 'Do it' questions (bronze or silver). These questions are fluency based.

Then there are 'Use it' questions, where you are starting to reason or where you

need to use these skills in different ways.

Finally there is 'Own it', these are challenging problems to solve.

It is up to you which questions you solve.

The questions you solve do not have to be from the same section (just like when we do this at school).

You may have a go at a couple of 'Do it' questions to improve your confidence and then move on to some problem solving.

It is up to you!

I suggest you spend about 25 to 30 minutes on this. 

 

Once you have completed your work, please take a clear photo (so that Miss K can see it) and send it to: ravens@southmead.devon.sch.uk

 

If you need help with any of the questions, please get in touch either through email or by using the Maths help Flipgrid.

Well done to those of you who have reached out already. 

 

 

English

Today for your English work, I would like you to watch a few short video clips and answer some questions based on instruction writing.

The first clip is by Stefan Gates, the author of Incredible Edibles. He explains how to make a recipe while preparing his giant Rice Crispy head. Think carefully about how he adapts his recipe to help his reader.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/how-to-write-clear-instructions/zrvtscw

 

 

Next complete the bitesize activity

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgqxwnb/articles/zfrcmfr

 

 

Then watch

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zn7kmfr/articles/zx83ycw

This shows a group of caterers discussing ideas for a cake recipe and how they could make improvements to the recipe. There are several short clips. The one you need to watch is called

 “How to write clear instructions.” 

 

Think about what these different clips tell you about writing instructions, so that you can use these tips when you write your own.

 

 

Topic

 

Remember you have a Topic Zoom lesson to attend this morning 

(Ravens at 11am and Peregrines at 11:30am)

 

 

Find the meaning of these words and write a definition.

Latitude

Longitude

Equator

Hemisphere

Add them to your topic glossary. Remember this is an illustrated glossary, so draw a picture to represent the word as well.

 

Read the information and watch the clip below to give you some clues. You will need this information for your topic lesson on Zoom next week.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvsfr82/articles/zd4rmfr

 

Science

 

 

If you haven't done so already, complete your Science work on

Flipgrid about classification and relatedness!

 

https://my.flipgrid.com/

 

 

 

 

 

Remote Learning Activities for Wednesday 13th January

 

Today everyone needs to attend the English Zoom lesson at 9am

Meeting ID: 370 496 7849 Passcode: year6

 

After your English lesson, you will need to complete your Maths and Science work. 

 

Remember to get in contact (either via our class emails or on Flipgrid) if you need any help. 

English

In your English Zoom lesson today, we will be finding out a little more about the book

Incredible Edibles.

 

Have a piece of paper and something to write with and be prepared for some fascinating and shocking information about the food we eat!

 

After the lesson there will be a task, which will be put up onto the website when we have finished the Zoom meeting.

Maths

Today we are continuing to look at dividing fractions. Watch the video below and have a go at the questions  (just like we do in class). Then you have an escape room activity to complete. The task is explained in the video so listen carefully.

 

There are three levels with the escape room and you need to try and complete them all. You must show all of your working using both the 'quick' and the 'fat snakes' method. For level 1 and 3 you only need something to write on and you need to be able to see a screen. However, level 2 will either need to be printed or you will need to make the triangle puzzle for yourself out of paper (it should not take long as it does not need to be perfect). 

 

Once you have completed the escape room and have your codes, please send your solutions (codes) and a photo of your working out / methods to Miss K. You can send it via email or on Flipgrid. 

 

If you are stuck and need help, please get in touch. 

Divide Fractions - Wednesday

Science

This week we are starting a new topic, all about classification and relatedness! This is the process of grouping species and it helps scientists to understand lots more about animals, plants, fungi and other species.

 

Head over to the Flipgrid Science topic to find out more! And while you're on Flipgrid, don't forget to say 'Hi' to each other and to your teachers, on the 'Hello' topic.

 

https://my.flipgrid.com/

 

You will need:

 

  • the Yr6 Join code: smyear6
  • your pupil ID: sent out on Parentpay*

 

*Your pupil ID will normally be the first three letters of your first name, and the first three letters of your surname; so Joe Bloggs pupil ID would be joeblo)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remote Learning Activities for Tuesday 12th January

 

Today everyone needs to attend the Maths Zoom lesson at 9am

You also need to attend the Topic zoom lesson for your class

(Ravens is at 11am and Peregrines is at 11:30am).

 

Meeting ID: 370 496 7849 Passcode: year6

 

When you are not zooming this morning and during the afternoon,

you need to complete your English and Topic work. 

 

Remember to log on to your Flipgrid account regularly. Remember you can leave fun messages for each other and leave videos for the different topics. 

 

 

 

Maths

 

Today we are starting our new fractions topic (dividing fractions) in our zoom lesson today (9am).

You will need a pen or pencil and something to write on.  

 

 

Once you have taken part in the lesson, you need to have a go at a set of questions linked below. Either have a go at all the bronze, all the silver or all the gold questions (there are only 8). Make sure you show your working for ALL the questions.

 

Once you have finished use the answer sheet to mark your work. Then take a video or photo of your marked work and post it to Flipgrid (on the dividing fractions topic). I would love to hear you talk about your work aswell. How did you find it? Was there a particular question that was tricky? What do you need more help on? 

 

Remember if you need help you can email or post on the Maths help topic on Flipgrid. 

 

English

 

Today for your work in English, practise your grammar and punctuation skills. 

Use the following website and complete the challenge.

 

The link will be put up after our Zoom topic lesson this morning. 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrdyvk7

 

 

 

Topic

In our topic lesson on Zoom we will be finding out about biomes and the 5 most important biomes on Planet Earth. After our Zoom lesson there will be an activity to complete, which you will need to record onto Flipgrid when you have finished. 

 

The instructions for the activity after the Zoom lesson are here. 

 

 

 

Remote Learning Activities for Monday 11th January

 

Today everyone needs to attend the English Zoom lesson at 9am

You also need to attend the catch up zoom for your class

(Ravens is at 11am and Peregrines is at 11:30am).

 

Meeting ID: 370 496 7849 Passcode: year6

 

When you are not zooming this morning and during the afternoon,

you need to complete your maths and reading work. 

 

Also we would like everyone to log on to Flipgrid today (you should have been sent the new details) and add a video to the 'Hello, I am...' grid. If you don't feel comfortable being on video remember you do not need to video yourself. You could take a photo and add captions. This is our chance to help you with Flipgrid and check that everyone knows how to log on. If you have any trouble with this, let us know. 

English

 

In our English Zoom lesson today (at 9am) we will be evaluating recipes.

If you have a recipe book it would be useful to have this with you.

 

You will need a pen and something to write on.

I look forward to seeing you on Zoom. 

 

See the tasks linked below. These will need to be completed after our lesson today. 

Maths

 

Today we are continuing to work on multiplying fractions. 

 

To start with you need to watch the video below. This is your Maths lesson for today. It is quite long and you need to engage with it. You will need a pen or pencil and something to write on. Pause the video when you are asked to and have a go at the questions - just like you would in class. 

 

Then your activity is set on My Maths. Go to the My Maths and sign in as normal. 

You will find two activities loaded onto your account.

The activity called, 'Multiplying fractions by fractions' is for EVERYONE to have a go at. 

The activity called, 'Multiplying fractions' is for those feeling confident and are up for trying to multiply mixed numbers. 

Remember to submit your work by pressing 'mark it'. 

 

If you are unsure of your login details or need any help, please email Miss K (ravens@southmead.devon.sch.uk) or post a video on Flipgrid (there is a Topic called Maths help). 

Multiplying fractions lesson

Year 6 Maths lesson for Monday 11th January

Reading

 

Read these information sheets about foods and recipes and then answer the questions. You do not need to print the sheets; write your answers on a piece of paper.  Challenge yourself and choose the bronze, silver or gold text. As you read think about the similarity between these texts and other recipes and instructions that you have read. When you have finished look at the answer sheet and mark your own work. 

 

 

 

 

 

Remote Learning Activities for Friday 8th January

 

Hello Year 6

Today you have some Maths, English and Topic to complete. All of the instructions and resources are below. If you have any questions or need any help, please get in contact with us using the class email accounts. 

 

 

Maths

First please remember to email your work from yesterday ravens@southmead.devon.sch.uk . Thank you to those people who have sent their work already. 

 

Today your first task is to login to Times Table Rockstars (you should all have your logins but reminder emails are in the process of being sent out). Try to play some Times Table games for at least 10 minutes. Normally on our Friday we start with our Times Table Tests so this is a good alternative for this week. I will be logging on to check that you have all been able to get on and access the games. If you are having any trouble, please let me know. 

 

Then today's Maths lesson is looking at multiplying fractions together. Start by watching the White Rose video below. This video is really useful and it has really clear diagrams and explanations. There is then a worksheet for you to complete. Everyone needs to complete questions 1 to 3. Then after that you can choose which questions you then have a go at. Finally the answers are linked below so that you can mark your work. If you have any questions or need some help, please let me know. Miss K

 

 

Multiply fractions by fractions

English

 

Warm-up Challenge

 

 

For this game you will need another person to play with. Each player needs a piece of paper and you need to sit back to back. 

Player 1 has to draw a simple picture on their piece of paper. Whilst sitting back to back, Player 1 has to give Player 2 instructions so that they can copy the drawing. When you have finished, check to see how well the pictures match. Before you begin the game you will need to decide whether player 2 is allowed to ask questions or if player 1 is the only person allowed to talk. Perhaps try it both ways and see what happens. 

 

 

 

Reading Task

Over the next few weeks we are going to be working on a book called Incredible Edibles. 

 

 

Read the attached pages from the book and then think about how the different parts are written. 

Some of the example pages are instructions; some are arranged in a slightly different way and contain different pieces of information. 

Write some sentences about your reading using these sentence starters: 

 

  • When I read the recipe, I felt …
  • It makes me want to … because …
  • Words that I did/didn’t like were …
  • I didn’t understand why …
  • I think that the author … because …
  • It reminded me of … because …

 

Make a list of your likes and dislikes about the book. 

Topic work

 

Planet Earth

 

As we work through our topic on Planet Earth we will be using interesting vocabulary. 

Use a dictionary to find the meaning of these words: 

 

Biome

Climate

Habitat

Environment

Tropical

Arctic

Desert 

Forest

Rainforest

Temperature

 

Create an illustrated glossary for your topic booklet by defining these words and adding a picture to show the meaning. Look at the example attached if you are unsure. You will be able to add to this glossary as we complete our topic work. Make sure that this is beautifully presented. Have this ready to show us, along with your finished front cover design for your topic work on your zoom call on Monday

Remote Learning Activities for Thursday 7th January

 

Hello Year 6

Today you have some Maths, English and an Origami activity to complete. All of the instructions and resources are below. If you have any questions or need any help, please get in contact with us using the class email accounts. 

 

 

Maths

Today we are looking at multiplying fractions by integers (whole numbers). Like yesterday there are two videos. The first video is for everyone to watch. It is really important that you watch this and follow along with it as this is your main teaching activity. The second video is for those of you feeling confident and want to have a go at the gold challenge. Then there are three activity sheets: bronze, silver and gold. Think about which sheet you normally do in class and give that a go if you can today. Once you have completed your work, try and take a photo of it and email it to me (ravens@southmead.devon.sch.uk).  

Multiply Fractions by Integers (Part 1 - for everyone) .mp4

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Multiply Fractions by Integers (Part 2 - Gold) .mp4

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English 

 

Writing Task

 

Next week we will be looking at writing instructions and recipes. Before we begin this work, think about what you already know about instruction writing. Choose your favourite playground game and write the instructions for this game. Make your instructions clear so that someone else could follow them.  When you have written these, please email them to me at peregrines@southmead.devon.sch.uk

I look forward to learning how to play your favourite games.

 

 

Reading Task

Have a look around your house and see where you can find sets of instructions. How many different examples can you find? Make a list of these. Read two different sets of instructions for different purposes, for example a recipe and the instructions to play a board game. Think about how the instructions are made clear and easy to read or how they could be improved. 

 

 

Origami - Following Instructions 

 

When we read and follow instructions these need to be really clear. Origami is the art of paper folding and can be very tricky without clear instructions. Have a look at these origami instructions and see which you think are easiest to follow. Try out the instructions to see if you can make either the tiger bookmark or the jumping frog. You do not need to use origami paper, ordinary paper will do. Decorate your creations carefully and if you can, take a photograph of these. As you are working think about the instructions carefully. How easy were they to follow? Could they have been improved in any way? 

 

These were just a few examples of origami instructions that I found online. If you are able to do so, have a look and see if you can find any others that you could follow. Can anyone make the famous origami crane? I can’t do it, but I am sure it is possible. 

 

If you are able to create any other origami figures, make a short video of yourself to show your amazing creations on Flipgrid. This year we have a new Year 6 Flipgrid set up. Your new passwords for this should be being sent out very soon! Can you instruct someone else to make the same shape? You could also share any websites where you have found easy to follow paper folding instructions. 

 

 

 

 

Remote Learning Activities for Wednesday 6th January

 

Hello Year 6

Today you have some Maths, English and Topic work to complete. All of the instructions and resources are below. If you have any questions or need any help, please get in contact with us using the class email accounts. 

 

 

Maths

Today you need to start by watching the videos below. You will need to have something to write with as you watch them. These videos are part of your Maths lesson for today. Pause the videos and have a go at the questions when you are asked to. You will then need to have a go at an activity. These are linked below and all explained in the videos. The answers will be posted here tomorrow for you to check your work. If you manage to create any of your own problems please send them to Miss K  (ravens@southmead.devon.sch.uk

Maths Investigation part 1.mp4

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Maths Investigation part 2.mp4

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English

 

Today for English we are going to practise our punctuation skills.

Begin with the quiz to revise your skills https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/zhcxtv4

Then complete the punctuation challenges and mark your own answers. Choose your own level of challenge. 

Then complete the proof reading challenge. The answers for this will be put up at the end of the day on Wednesday. 

Here are the answers for the Proof Reading Challenge. Mark your work carefully and check that you spotted all of the errors.

Topic

 

 

Our topic this term is Planet Earth. We are going to be learning about the planet on which we live and that we share with many other species. Your first task is to design a cover for a topic booklet. See the instructions and an example linked below. 

 

 

 

 

Remote Learning Activities for Tuesday 5th January

 

Hello Year 6

Below are a couple of activities for you to have a go at today. More work will be uploaded for tomorrow and more will be put in place for Monday. For now can you have a go at the following...

 

 

Maths

Have a go at these Countdown problems. There is a bronze, silver and gold challenge. Try and challenge yourself - most of you are able to solve the gold in class. How many different solutions can you find? There is no set time limit. Try and complete it just like we do in class. 

 

 

English

Our new topic this term in Planet Earth. To get us started there is a reading comprehension for you all to do. You do not need to print it out but you need to be able to read it. Answer the questions on paper or in your homework book (wherever you can). Again there is a bronze, silver and gold challenge. Once you have complete the questions, use the answer sheet to mark your work. 

If you have any questions, please email us using the class email addresses. 

 

 

 

 

 

This week, our stars of the week are

 

Molly from the Peregrines class and Lacey from the Ravens class.

Congratulations to you both and well done for your hard work.

 

Home Learning

(Set on Friday 11th November - due in Wednesday 16th December)

 

English Homework

 

Your English homework will be put onto the website every Friday. Use your English homework book to complete this work in and hand this in by Wednesday. You will not need to print any of the homework out, but if you need a paper copy let me know. Sometimes, instead of putting your homework into your book, you may be able to do this electronically. On these occasions please email your homework to peregrines@southmead.devon.sch.uk.

 

For homework this week choose one of the Christmas reading tasks. Read the text carefully and answer the questions in your homework book. Make sure that you write your answers using complete sentences. The silver challenge is Peeking Behind the curtains and the gold challenge is The Arctic Fox. 

Spelling Homework

This week there is no additional spelling homework, but we will be finishing our work on the shun phoneme next week, so continue to practise these words and look for additional examples in your reading. 

 

 

As well as this homework, remember to read every day and record your reading in your reading record.

 

Over half term make sure that you write some detailed comments in your reading record book. 

Record your opinion about the book, anything interesting that you learn, anything that you notice or some questions you may have about the text. 

 

If you can’t find a good book to read and that you enjoy, please ask and we will see what we can recommend. There are so many amazing books to read.

 

Maths Homework

 

This week your homework task is to practise reading and plotting coordinates. Plot each of the coordinates and follow the instructions carefully. You should then see that you have created a Christmas themed picture. Colour in your beautiful art work. Remember to read the x coordinate first (along the corridor and up the stairs). You should have already stuck your instruction sheet in your homework book and you should have a copy of the coordinates axis to draw on. The homework is also linked below. If you need any help, please come and ask. 

 

 

 

 

Times Tables: Don't forget to practise for your weekly times table test. It is up to you how you practise your times tables - you just need to be prepared for your Friday test. You could play games on Times Table Rockstars, you could play your own times table games / quizzes or get someone to test you. 

 

 

Remember if you have any questions or need any help, to email us at:

 

ravens@southmead.devon.sch.uk and peregrines@southmead.devon.sch.uk

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