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Year 6 Remote Learning

 

Year 6 Remote Learning

 

Each day work will be posted here, for those that need it. If you need any help or support, please remember that you can contact your teachers through our class emails. 

Monday 4th April

English

 

In our lesson today, we will be looking at balanced arguments and writing these. Use the sheet attached for information about a balanced argument and write an argument of your own. You may like to use https://wordwall.net/resource/4943575/useful-words-for-organising-a-balanced-argument to give some conjunctions and words / phrases that work really well for cohesion in an argument. 

1st April 

English

 

We have been looking at writing using the subjunctive mood. Look carefully at this presentation and then the example sentences to decide which ones are written using the subjunctive. When you have done that, imagine that you could be the Prime Minister, what would you do? Write a short speech using the subjunctive mood to explain your ideas. You could begin your speech with the words, "If I were the Prime Minister, ..."

30th March

Maths

We have just started looking at ratio at school this week.  Start by watching all of these videos below and have a go at the questions in the videos. These videos are from a few years ago so please ignore any mention of doing work and sending work in on Flipgrid. 

 

If you have missed all of the ratio work (so you were not at school on Tuesday or Wednesday) watch ALL the videos. If you were at school on these days, just watch the last two videos. 

 

Once you've watched these videos have a go at some of the questions on the worksheet below. Make sure you are comfortable with both the table and bar model methods. 

Ratio Video 1 - What is ratio?

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If you were not at school on Tuesday or Wednesday, watch this video.

Ratio video 2 - The ratio symbol

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If you were not at school on Tuesday or Wednesday, watch this video.

Ratio video 3 - Ratio and Fractions

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If you were not at school on Tuesday or Wednesday, watch this video.

Ratio video 4 - Table / arrow method

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Ratio video 5 - Bar Model method

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Work for the week beginning

Monday 21st March

 

English

 

Writing

 

This week we will be finishing off our writing about our food and the way in which this has an impact on our planet and climate change. Write a formal speech to persuade someone to change their habits about the way in which they shop for their food to encourage a sustainable lifestyle.

 

Grammar

 

We will be revising our knowledge of word classes. Complete the sheet (linked below) and then check your answers carefully to practice your skills.

 

Spelling

 

We are in the last week of the Word Mania challenge. The competition round finishes on Friday, so practise your spelling skills and see how many points you can score.

 

Reading

 

A reading task will be posted later in the week. 

 

 

 

 

 

Maths

 

This week we will be working on calculating area and perimeter.

 

On Monday we will revise calculating perimeter and on Tuesday we will revise calculating the area of compound shapes. Start by watching the video linked below and then have a look over the lesson slides attached below. Finally, see if you can have a go at some of the activities for each day. If you need any help, please get in touch through the ravens email. 

Area and perimeter

During Wednesday's Maths lesson we continued to practise calculating the area of compound shapes using the worksheets we had. Lots of us needed to focus on calculating the missing sides and selecting the correct values that we needed on the compound shapes. 

 

During Thursday's lesson we will begin to look at calculating the area of triangles. This is likely to continue to Friday as well. Below are the lesson slides and worksheets. I have also attached a video that may help. Please get in touch if you need any support. 

Area of a triangle - Part 1

Area of a triangle - Part 2

Area of a triangle - Part 3

NEW - Ravens class reading

 

Please read the following two chapters of Alex Rider so that you are in the same place as our class. 

 

 

Previous Work...

Maths

Have a go at this Countdown task and be prepared to share your different methods when we return to school. How many solutions can you find in 5 minutes? Could you challenge someone at home? Who can find the most methods?

 

Then there is a problem solving Valentine's maths mystery for you to try and solve. The booklet below explains what you need to do. You DO NOT need to print it out. You will just need to be able to see it on the screen and will need some paper to do your working out on. This booklet is really good revision for you. Bring your solutions with you when we return to school. I will hand out house points to all those people who successfully work out who the culprit it.  

Topic

 

Prepare for your topic work on our zoos argument by completing the following tasks. 

 

First, read the argument about text messaging and answer the questions about the text. (The questions and answers are on the bottom of the sheet). Check your answers carefully to make sure that you have identified all of the features of the argument. 

 

Next, look at the presentation about balanced arguments and carefully read the argument about whether or not homework should be banned. In the presentation, there are other suggestions for topics for a balanced argument. Choose one of these and write an argument to show both sides. Remember to sum up the ideas and add your own opinion in the final paragraph. 

 

 

Work for Thursday 17th February

Maths

Today at school we will be focussing on revising our arithmetic methods and will be completing an arithmetic paper. Below are some arithmetic questions for you to do at home. Make sure you read all of the instructions at the top of the sheet carefully. 

Science - Peregrines

All of your Science learning for this week is available on Flipgrid, including videos to watch, websites to view and documents to read. Flipgrid login information is shown below.

 

Please note that Flipgrid has changed slightly since we last used it. It now requires a pupil email address. All Southmead pupils now have email addresses assigned to them. Your email address will normally be your surname, followed by your initial, followed by our domain (@southmead.devon.sch.uk). For example, Bob Jones would be jonesb@southmead.devon.sch.uk

 

If you have any queries, or do not know your pupil email address, please ask an adult to email your class email address! laugh

 

Flipgrid instructions:

https://www.southmead.devon.sch.uk/flip-grid/

 

Flipgrid site:

https://info.flipgrid.com/

 

Flipgrid link/Yr6 Science group join code:

728c8b55

Art - Ravens

Today we will be continuing with our Henri Rousseau inspired work. We will be continuing to work as a class to create a class painting where each pupil is given a section of a painting to recreate. When we have finished, we will put all the pieces together to make our version of Henri Rousseau's famous work. 

 

As it will be difficult to give you your sections of the painting and get the same art resources to you at home, we would like you to do a slightly different task this afternoon. Look through the slides (or complete your own research on the internet) and pick one of Henri Rousseau's jungle paintings and try to recreate it yourself at home. 

 

Remember to remind yourself of the key features that make him style that we looked at last week.

Reading - Ravens

Today we will start writing our short biographies for Herod Sayle. Using what you remember, can you write about Herod Sayle's life. Make sure you embellish it and really tell the story - we don't want a list of facts. Try and get your reader to feel some emotion as they read his life story. I suggest you start it today and write the section explaining his early life (before things changed). 

 

 

Work for Wednesday 16th February

 

Maths

Today we are going to work on using algebra and substituting into it. Start by watching the video below and then have a go at one of the sheets. If you need any help, please get in touch. 

Substitution

 

 

Work for Tuesday 15th February

Maths

Today we will be beginning with an arithmetic starter. Have a go at these six questions at home too (slide 1). Then we will be continuing to practise writing algebraic expressions. Have a look through the lesson slides that are attached below. There are a lot of questions here - do NOT try and solve them all. Have a go at some of the questions and then have a go at the matching activity (you need to match the maths with the algebraic expression). You do not need access to a printer to do this activity, just write out the pairs by hand. If you need any help, please get in touch. 

English

Today there are some SPAG tasks to complete using determiners and prepositions. Check that you know the meaning of each of these. Use BBC bitesize if you are unsure. Write a definition and give some examples of each, then complete the questions attached. Contact me at peregrines@southmead.devon.sch.uk if you need any help with this.

ICT

 See if you can remember how to log on to Scratch. Remember the login is southmead and then your number. The password is southmead6. Please only log in to your account - no one else's.

 

If you can get into your game from home, spend some time finishing your backgrounds. Remember you will need 5 different backgrounds in total (3 levels, win message and sorry you lost message). 

 

Also make sure you have found all of your characters that you wish to use in your game online. Save them and then email them to ravens@southmead.devon.sch.uk. Remember to think about your main characters, evil characters, doors / portals, things your character has to collect and any background objects you may need. 

 

I have uploaded the help sheet from last week below to support you. 

 

 

Work for Monday 14th February

Maths

 

Today we will be looking at how to write what is happening in function machines in algebra. Start by watching the video linked below, then have a go at one of the worksheets. If you need any help, get in touch. 

Forming expressions

English

 

Today we are continuing to think about recycling and will be collecting noun phrases to describe images of recycled waste. Look carefully at the different pictures in the presentation and then choose five contrasting pictures. Write a detailed description of each one. Think about adverbials, adjectives, the power of three, similes. Try to add a prepositional phrase or relative clause and use interesting determiners.  How clear can you make your description for your reader? When you have finished, please email this to me at peregrines@southmead.devon.sch.uk.

Science - Ravens

All of your Science learning for this week is available on Flipgrid, including videos to watch, websites to view and documents to read. Flipgrid login information is shown below.

 

Please note that Flipgrid has changed slightly since we last used it. It now requires a pupil email address. All Southmead pupils now have email addresses assigned to them. Your email address will normally be your surname, followed by your initial, followed by our domain (@southmead.devon.sch.uk). For example, Bob Jones would be jonesb@southmead.devon.sch.uk

 

If you have any queries, or do not know your pupil email address, please ask an adult to email your class email address! laugh

 

Flipgrid instructions:

https://www.southmead.devon.sch.uk/flip-grid/

 

Flipgrid site:

https://info.flipgrid.com/

 

Flipgrid link/Yr6 Science group join code:

728c8b55

Art - Peregrines

Today we will be continuing with our Henri Rousseau inspired work. We will be continuing to work as a class to create a class painting where each pupil is given a section of a painting to recreate. When we have finished, we will put all the pieces together to make our version of Henri Rousseau's famous work. 

 

As it will be difficult to give you your sections of the painting and get the same art resources to you at home, we would like you to do a slightly different task this afternoon. Look through the slides (or complete your own research on the internet) and pick one of Henri Rousseau's jungle paintings and try to recreate it yourself at home. 

 

Remember to remind yourself of the key features that make him style that we looked at last week.

 

 

 

Work for Friday 11th February

English

 

While looking at our core text, “Are Humans Damaging the Atmosphere?” we have been thinking about a range of environmental issues. One of the issues we have discussed is recycling. The text is organised with lots of rhetorical questions which are then answered for the reader. Look carefully at the PowerPoint attached about recycling and then write some questions that could be asked on a page about recycling. Carry out your own research to find answers for the questions that you have posed. Write your answers as a series of notes. The more details you are able to include the better.

Maths

Today we will start with our times table test as normal. If you are learning from home, log on to Times Table Rockstars and play on the Studio setting or Sound check setting for at least 10 minutes. Can you improve you speed and rock status?

 

Then we will be continuing with our learning from yesterday as we did not get as far as we had originally planned. If you didn't get a chance to watch both videos from yesterday, then make sure you do. Then have a go at some more questions from the activity sheets.

 

If you need any help, please let me know. 

PSHE

This week it has been Children's Mental Health Week. Earlier in the week we had a Year 6 assembly on the topic. If you were not here for the assembly, start by reviewing the slideshow below.

 

Today we will be doing a short activity to support our work on Children's Mental Health Week. We will be thinking about the song, 'This Is Me,' from The Greatest Showman and how it shows being our true selves is the bravest thing we can do. 

 

We will then be reflecting and sharing on the following:

1.) One thing you are good at or enjoy

2.) One thing you find really difficult

 

See if you can discuss these things with someone at home. We will be sharing and looking at the things we have in common. It is normal for children and adults to find things difficult. Lots of people have to FIND THEIR BRAVE everyday, to help them do things that they are scared of, don't like or find hard. What strategies do you use or could you use when things are challenging? 

 

 

Work for Thursday 10th February

 

 

Maths

Today we are moving on to our new topic algebra. The main thing we will be discussing today is that algebra is not actually scary like people sometimes think. You have actually been doing algebra since you were in Year 1! Algebra is just when we use pictures or symbols instead of numbers. For example: 7 + ? = 10 is algebra! 

 

We will be starting with the two 'starter' activities attached below. Try and have a go at at least one of these activities. Task 1 is easier than Task 2. 

 

Then you need to watch both of the videos below. We are looking at function machines today. 

 

Finally have a go at one of the activity sheets linked below. 

 

If you need any help, please get in touch. 

Find a rule - one step

Find a rule - two step

English

Today we are thinking about some of the ways in which we use plastic and how it causes harm to our environment. Look carefully at the attached document and answer the questions. Match the vocabulary and complete the challenges. 

 

Art

Today we will be continuing with our Henri Rousseau inspired work. We will be working as a class to create a class painting where each pupil will be given a section of a painting to recreate. When we have finished, we will put all the pieces together to make our version of Henri Rousseau's famous work. 

 

As it will be difficult to give you your sections of the painting and get the same art resources to you at home, we would like you to do a slightly different task this afternoon. Look through the slides (or complete your own research on the internet) and pick one of Henri Rousseau's jungle paintings and try to recreate it yourself at home. 

 

Remember to remind yourself of the key features that make him style that we looked at earlier in the week. 

 

Reading - Ravens

Read the next TWO chapters of Alex Rider and add to your notes on Herod Sayle. By the end of this reading, you should have LOTS of detailed notes and be ready to write a biography. 

Reading Peregrines

 

Today we will be reading the following chapters from Varjak Paw. As you read think about how the character of Varjak is changing and what he is learning both about himself and others. 

 

 

Work for Wednesday 9th February

Maths

Today we are doing another statistics lesson. Start by watching the lesson video below. Pay particular attention to slowing down, annotating the graph and looking at the data story each time. Do not rush into answering the questions - slow down and notice things first.

 

Then have a go at one of the activities: bronze, silver or gold.

 

Finally use the answer sheet to check your working - make sure that you annotated EVERY graph.

Line Graphs Lesson

English 

Today there are some slides to complete on grammar. Read the questions carefully and write the answers then look at the following slide to mark your own work. 

 

Art - Ravens

This week we will be looking at the artist Henri Rousseau. Start by looking through the lesson slides and learn who he is, look at his famous work and try to understand his style of art. Then have a go at drawing/painting some flowers and plants in his style. 

 

Reading - Ravens

Read the next chapter of Alex Rider and make notes on Herod Sayle (like we started last week). Remember to make notes on the following areas:

 

His early life

The period of change in his life

What he is like now

What do you think will happen in the future?

 

The slides we used when we were in class doing this activity (or if you were learning from home) are linked below too.

 

Peregrines - Science 

All of your Science learning for this week is available on Flipgrid, including videos to watch, websites to view and documents to read. Flipgrid login information is shown below.

 

Please note that Flipgrid has changed slightly since we last used it. It now requires a pupil email address. All Southmead pupils now have email addresses assigned to them. Your email address will normally be your surname, followed by your initial, followed by our domain (@southmead.devon.sch.uk). For example, Bob Jones would be jonesb@southmead.devon.sch.uk

 

If you have any queries, or do not know your pupil email address, please ask an adult to email your class email address! laugh

 

Flipgrid instructions:

https://www.southmead.devon.sch.uk/flip-grid/

 

Flipgrid site:

https://info.flipgrid.com/

 

Flipgrid link/Yr6 Science group join code:

728c8b55

 

 

 

Work for Tuesday 8th February

Maths

 

Today we will look at calculating the whole with percentages. This is very similar to when we calculated the whole with fractions. I have a video for you to watch below (again it is a previous video but it should help - just ignore the first minute at the beginning where I ramble on!). 

 

Then have a go at one of the activities: bronze, silver or gold.

 

Finally there is an answer/method sheet for you to see how you have got on. If you need any help, please let me know. 

Percentages Of The Whole

English

 

Today we are working on verbs and identifying different tenses. We will be looking at the core text of

"Are Humans Damaging the Atmosphere?"

and carefully reading two chapters about aerosols and farming.

Read the chapters and identify all of the verbs, then draw a verb chart and list the verbs that you find in this. Look for the past, present, future, progressive and perfect and see if you can spot the passive voice as well. 

ICT

If you were in school last week to start your game, see if you can remember how to log on to Scratch and try to complete your backgrounds. You need one for each level and another two to say if you won/lost the game. Remember the login is southmead and then your number and the password is southmead6. I have uploaded the help sheet from last week below. 

 

If you were not in school last week, make sure you have found all of your characters that you wish to use in your game online. Save them and then email them to ravens@southmead.devon.sch.uk. Remember to think about your main characters, evil characters, doors / portals, things your character has to collect and any background objects you may need. 

 

 

 

Work for Monday 7th February

 

English

 

Today in English we are going to be learning about the active and passive voice. Watch the video clip and use the bitesize link below to explain this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnL689Mpzew

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/zsx2b82

Then work through the powerpoint attached. Write the sentences to answer all of the questions as you go through this.  Finally, complete the check sheet linked below.

We will be using both the active and passive voice in our next writing task, so it is important that you understand how to use this. Please email me if you are not sure and I will help.

Maths

 

Today we will be thinking about percentages in sales. Start by watching the lesson video below. Again this is a video I made previously but it works perfectly with what we are doing today. Have a go at the Countdown task at the start of the video and practise all of the calculations alongside the video. Once you have watched the video, the activity sheets (bronze, silver and gold) are linked below. Make sure you challenge yourself with the sheet you choose to complete - just like you would in class. Once you have finished your work (spend no more than 30 minutes on it) the answer sheet is there for you to mark your work. If you need any help, please let us know. 

Percentages - Harry Potter Sale Lesson

Reading Peregrines

 

Make sure that you keep up to date with the reading for our class by reading the following sections of Varjak Paw. (The pages will be uploaded on Monday morning)

Art - Peregrines

 

This week we will be looking at the artist Henri Rousseau. Start by looking through the lesson slides and learn who he is, look at his famous work and try to understand his style of art. Then have a go at drawing/painting some flowers and plants in his style. 

 

Ravens - Science 

All of your Science learning for this week is available on Flipgrid, including videos to watch, websites to view and documents to read. Flipgrid login information is shown below.

 

Please note that Flipgrid has changed slightly since we last used it. It now requires a pupil email address. All Southmead pupils now have email addresses assigned to them. Your email address will normally be your surname, followed by your initial, followed by our domain (@southmead.devon.sch.uk). For example, Bob Jones would be jonesb@southmead.devon.sch.uk

 

If you have any queries, or do not know your pupil email address, please ask an adult to email your class email address! laugh

 

Flipgrid instructions:

https://www.southmead.devon.sch.uk/flip-grid/

 

Flipgrid site:

https://info.flipgrid.com/

 

Flipgrid link/Yr6 Science group join code:

728c8b55

 

 

 

 

Work for Friday 4th February

Maths

Today we will start with our times table test. If you are learning from home, log on to Times Table Rockstars and play on the Studio setting for at least 10 minutes. See if you can improve you time and Rock status.

 

Then we will be revising interpreting graphs as a one off lesson. When we look at graphs it is really important to slow down and not rush. It is essential to look at a graph, understand it and annotate it, before answering any questions. 

 

Have a look at the video below. Again, this was a video I made before but is perfect for what you need today. Then have a go at either the bronze, silver or gold sheet (you may even do more than one). If the sheet takes you less than 10 minutes, you have not done it properly. I would expect it to take 20 minutes. Make sure you slow down and annotate each graph before you even look at the questions.

 

Once you have finished your worksheet, use the answer sheet to check your work.

 

Don't forget to check the normal Year 6 webpage for your normal homework. Normally your homework is uploaded on a Friday afternoon. 

 

If you need any help, please get in touch. 

GRAPHS

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English 

Today’s task is mainly a reading task. Choose either the bronze, silver or gold sheets and then read these carefully (challenge yourself to the appropriate level). Use a dictionary to look up the meaning of any vocabulary that you do not know and write the definitions of these words. When you have read all of the information carefully, summarise the key information and include this in an information poster that encourages people to take action to combat climate change. Include a call to action and some suggestions.  Think about the grammar you are using in your poster. Write some cause and effect sentences using the conjunctions and adverbials on the sheet from yesterday’s lessons and use modal verbs to show possibility, certainty or obligation. Think about your presentation and make your poster bright and eye catching. When you have finished, take a photograph of this and email it to me at peregrines@southmead.devon.sch.uk. I can’t wait to see your work.

 

 

 

 

Work for Thursday 3rd February

Today we are expecting all children learning from home to send their work in by email. Thank you to those of you who are sending your work in to us on a regular basis. It really helps us set you the right work and know how to best support you. If for some reason you are unable to email your work in, please get in touch with school to make us aware and let us know what we can do to help. 

 

English

 

Today we will be continuing to work on conjunctions and using these to write sentences.

First complete the spag task by completing the sentences with an appropriate conjunction. There are some suggested answers, however you could make different choices. Think about the conjunction that works best for the meaning of the sentence.

Your main task for today is to use interesting conjunctions to write sentences for a debate. Use the conjunctions sheet to write sentences for a climate change debate. If you were able to visit a climate change conference and could address the world leaders there, what would you say?

Make sure your arguments are clear and address the points of view of different groups of people.

 

When you have finished your debate send this to me at peregrines@southmead.devon.sch.uk.

Maths

Today we will be continuing with calculating percentages of amounts. Below is a video lesson that was made last year, but should this support you with your next step. Watch the video and make sure that you engage with it - having a go at the questions as you would in class. 

 

Then have a go at one of the worksheets: bronze, silver or gold. Make sure that you show every step of your working. 

 

Finally take a photo of your work and email it to: ravens@southmead.devon.sch.uk

Percentages of Amounts - Part 1

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Percentages of Amounts - Part 2

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Reading - Peregrines

 

Today we will be reading the next section of Varjak Paw. Read the chapters below and think carefully about what Varjak is learning on his adventures. If you have not already read the previous chapters, make sure that you catch up with these. They are still available on this page. 

 

 

 

Reading - Ravens

Make sure that you completed yesterday's reading task (making notes on the character Herod Sayle and reading the chapter 'Double O Nothing').

 

Today you need to read the next chapter: Toys aren't us

Geography - Ravens

This afternoon we will be continuing with the Geography work. 

 

First recap the slides from earlier in the week to do with Starcross and their problems with flooding.

 

Then you need to complete a piece of writing explaining what people should do before, during and after a flood. Your aim is to provide information and support to people at risk of flooding.

 

As well as coming up with our own ideas about what people should do in a flood we will also be  reading and making notes from a government information booklet (attached below). We suggest you do the same at home.

 

When writing up your work, think about how you are going to present it to make it easy for people to read. Could you use titles and subheadings? Could you use pictures to make the information accessible to all? 

 

Also see if you can use some conjunctions that we looked at in English in your topic work. 

 

Work for Wednesday 2nd February

 

Maths

 

Task 1: We are starting this session by reviewing your homework from last week. I have uploaded the answers for you so that you can mark your own work at home. 

 

Task 2: Start by revisiting the work we did yesterday, by sorting the fractions, decimals and percentage cards by which ones are true and which are false. You may need to do a few jottings to help you decide. If you do not have access to a printer, just write out which are true and which are false. 

 

Task 3: Watch the video below on calculating percentages of amounts. 

 

Task 4: Complete one of the worksheets practising calculating percentages of amounts. Make sure you are pushing yourself when you consider which sheet to complete. 

 

Task 5: Take a photo of your work (from tasks 1 and 3) and send them to Miss K (ravens@southmead.devon.sch.uk)

Percentage of an amount

 

Reading - Ravens

Task 1: You need to make some notes on Herod Sayle. We learned quite a bit about him from Mr. Blunt in the last chapter. Look at the slides attached to see why we are doing this and how to set out your notes. Then use the last chapter we read (attached below) to make detailed notes. 

 

Task 2: Read the next chapter 'Double O Nothing' 

English 

 

Today we will be thinking in more detail about some of the issues affecting climate change. Begin by reading the information in the presentation “Penguins and Polar Bears”

Then carefully look at the following link 

https://www.wwf.org.uk/sites/default/files/2019-12/WWF_KS2_Lesson2_Presentation_0.pdf

Climate Change, what’s the problem? Read the presentation carefully.

 

Think about the different groups of people mentioned in the presentation and their opinions about climate change. Then look carefully at the questions listed on the presentation. Choose at least one of the questions and think about how this could be answered by each of the groups of people. As you write their answers to these questions, make sure that you use sentences with more than one clause to add detail. Think about a variety of clauses and use interesting conjunctions to join your ideas. Punctuate your sentences carefully.

 

For example,

“We must spend money on renewable technologies to replace the burning of fossil fuels, as without new technology there is no chance of changing our habits.” – Head of Renewable Energy Company

 

While we continue to drive everywhere in our cars, we are contributing further to the problem of climate change. As a Green School Ambassador, I insist that the people in our school do something about this and think about alternative methods of travelling to school.” – Green School Ambassador.

 

I would love to see your ideas when you have finished so please email these to me at peregrines@southmead.devon.sch.uk

Geography - Ravens

Ravens class will be continuing with the Geography work we have been working on over the last few weeks where we have been considering the affects of climate change. This week we are going to be looking closely at flooding. 

 

Below the slides for today's lesson are linked. Work through the slides and complete the tasks. Make sure you look at all the photos and maps carefully - rather than just skim through. 

Science  - Peregrines

All of your Science learning for this week is available on Flipgrid, including videos to watch, websites to view and documents to read. Flipgrid login information is shown below.

 

Please note that Flipgrid has changed slightly since we last used it. It now requires a pupil email address. All Southmead pupils now have email addresses assigned to them. Your email address will normally be your surname, followed by your initial, followed by our domain (@southmead.devon.sch.uk). For example, Bob Jones would be jonesb@southmead.devon.sch.uk

 

If you have any queries, or do not know your pupil email address, please ask an adult to email your class email address! laugh

 

Flipgrid instructions:

https://www.southmead.devon.sch.uk/flip-grid/

 

Flipgrid site:

https://info.flipgrid.com/

 

Flipgrid link/Yr6 Science group join code:

728c8b55

 

 

 

 

Work for Tuesday 1st February

Maths

The instructions are all explained fully in a document below. You have several activities to do today - based on the videos you watched yesterday.

 

Activity 1 - Complete the equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages worksheet. Spend approximately 20 to 25 minutes on this and then use the answer sheet to check your work.

 

Activity 2 - Complete either the bronze, silver of gold equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages table. Again use the answer sheet to check your work. This should take about 10 minutes. 

 

Activity 3 - Then you need to make a set of playing cards for the numbers in your table. You can make this on paper, card or even the back of a cereal box. This is my way of trying to give you the same experience of what we are doing at school. 

 

Activity 4 - Once you have made your cards (which should not take too long) you then need to play at least one game with them. You could play a memory game, old maid or even happy families. The instructions are all explained in the sheet below. 

 

I would really like to know how you get on today. Please send me some photos of your work and your games. If you need any help, please let me know. 

English 

Today we will be looking at our new text. This is the front cover.

 

 

Look carefully at the image and then spend 10 minutes making a mind map of everything that you already know about this issue.

Next, look at the contents page.  Is there anything in the content that surprises you?

Then read chapter 1.

Make a note of any tricky vocabulary, look up any words that you don’t understand.

Look carefully at the diagram about the atmosphere. See if you can explain this diagram in one minute to someone else in your family.

 

Spelling: We are revising work on homophones. Complete the sentences on the powerpoint by writing these with the correct homophone. Work on this throughout the week by practising a different homophone each day.

Computing

This week we are going to start making our maze games on Scratch. It would be helpful if you could take some time today to find lots of images of things you would like in your game. For example, if your main character was Peppa pig, going on to Google (or another search engine), searching for several images and saving them all. Make sure you right click on the image and press 'save image as' (not save link as). I suggest you find at least 3 different images for each character or object that you need. This is so that next week when you start to use them in the game you have some choice as they might not all work for what we need them to do. 

 

Try and find at least three images for each of the following...

 

- Your main/good character that will move through your maze 

- Your evil characters that your main character has to get past

- Your doors (thing you are aiming for) at the end of each level

- Any object you want to make your maze more realistic

- Anything your character has to collect

 

Tip: When you are searching, adding the word 'cipart' can help you find more cartoon style images - which is exactly what we are looking for today.

 

Once you have gathered lots of images and saved them with clear names, put them all in a folder and try and email them to me (or bring them in on a USB stick when you return to school). 

 

If you have any questions or need any help, let me know. Miss K 

 

Example of searching for images, right clicking and pressing save image as. 

Work for Monday 31st January 

 

Maths

 

Starters:

Start by having a go at the Countdown problem. See how many different solutions you can find in 5 minutes. How creative can you be? If you can, take a photo of your methods and send them to me (ravens@southmead.devon.sch.uk).

 

Then have a go at one of the Chinese New Year themed worded problems (attached below). You will find that a comparison bar model WILL help! Again, once you have had a go, take a photo of your working and email it to me. If you are not sure what to do, just do your best.

 

Main Maths lesson:

Today we are going to introduce our new topic ... percentages. It is important for me to see how much you can all remember from Year 5 so the lesson today is likely to be whiteboard based. In order for you to keep up at home, I would like you to watch all of the videos below. You do NOT need to do any worksheets but I would like you to do the problems along with the video. If you do not understand anything in the videos, please let me know so that I can try and help.

Miss K 

Video 1 - Understand percentages

Video 2 - Fractions to percentages

Video 3 - Equivalent FDP

English

Today we are going to be working in our English lesson on the elicitation task for our new unit of writing. If you are working from home, I would like you to complete this task and then email it to me at peregrines@southmead.devon.sch.uk. We will be discussing some of the issues that were addressed during Youth Speaks auditions about opportunities in sport, thinking about opportunities for male / female athletes, able-bodied and paralympic athletes, the availability of facilities for training, costs of training and other barriers to learning / taking part in sport.  Following the discussion and sharing of ideas the task will then be to write a report about opportunities in sport. Think about how you would present the information and the style of language to use for a formal report. I look forward to reading your reports. 

Ravens - Science 

All of your Science learning for this week is available on Flipgrid, including videos to watch, websites to view and documents to read. Flipgrid login information is shown below.

 

Please note that Flipgrid has changed slightly since we last used it. It now requires a pupil email address. All Southmead pupils now have email addresses assigned to them. Your email address will normally be your surname, followed by your initial, followed by our domain (@southmead.devon.sch.uk). For example, Bob Jones would be jonesb@southmead.devon.sch.uk

 

If you have any queries, or do not know your pupil email address, please ask an adult to email your class email address! laugh

 

Flipgrid instructions:

https://www.southmead.devon.sch.uk/flip-grid/

 

Flipgrid site:

https://info.flipgrid.com/

 

Flipgrid link/Yr6 Science group join code:

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Peregrines - Geography

Peregrines class will be continuing with the Geography work we have been working on over the last few weeks where we have been considering the affects of climate change. This week we are going to be looking closely at flooding. 

 

Below the slides for today's lesson are linked. Work through the slides and complete the tasks. Make sure you look at all the photos and maps carefully - rather than just skim through. 

 

 

 

Work for Friday 28th January 

Morning Year 6! Today we have changed our timetable slightly at school. We will be spending the morning listening to each other's speeches, then we'll do one short English or Maths lesson and in the afternoon both classes have PE and either music or finishing tasks. Mrs Spear and I have created some work that you will be able to complete at home today. Below is a short English task (reading comprehension) and Maths activity (arithmetic based) for you to complete. This afternoon we are doing PE. Why don't you complete some PE at home too? Could you do some fitness activities in the garden? Or find a Joe Wicks video to have a go at? Just like we are doing some finishing tasks, why don't you take the time to make sure you have completed all the work that is on here for the time that you have been off school?

 

Remember if you want to be considered for our Youth Speaks team, you will need to video yourself doing your speech and send it to Mrs Spear by lunch time today. 

 

Don't forget to check the normal Year 6 page for your homework tasks too. This homework is normally added to the webpage on a Friday afternoon. If you need any help, please remember that you can email us.

 

English

Have a go at one of these comprehensions on biomes (Bronze, Silver or Gold). Try and push yourself when you select which one you are going to complete. Make sure you take your time and try to get all of the marks. Once you have finished, use the answer sheet to see how you got on. 

 

Maths

You challenge today is to complete this arithmetic crossword. If you have access to a printer, print out the crossword template to fill in. If not, you may need to quickly draw the template on a piece of paper (unless you have the technology to type/write on a PDF). 

 

Make sure you look at each question and carefully decide which method you are going to use. You may be able to do some questions mentally, whilst others will definitely need full written methods. 

 

When filling out the crossword, decimal points and a / can fill a square on their own - this will make sense when you start writing your answers in the boxes.

 

 

Work for Thursday 27th January 

Message for children learning at home:

If you do not think you will be at school tomorrow (Friday) but would like to be considered for our Youth Speaks team, see if someone can video you doing your speech from home and send it in to us. These videos will need to be with us by lunch time on Friday if you want to be considered for the team. 

Maths

Start by watching the lesson video linked below and here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E_kbh1yaCw

This video was made last year but still covers everything we are working on during this lesson.

Have a go at the countdown starter and all the practise questions in the video.

 

Then have a go at one of the activities linked below (bronze, silver or gold). Remember to show all of your working out and complete a similar amount (and level) of work as you would do in school.

 

There is an answer sheet so that you can mark your work and see how you got on. If you need any help, please get in touch. 

Fractions To Decimals Using Division

Thursday 27th Jan - Maths lesson

English

 

 

We will be continuing to work on verbs and tense and using modal verbs today. First of look at the “What might have been” sheet and answer the questions using as many modal verbs as you can. Make sure that when you use the modal verb this is always followed by have,

Could have

Should have

Would have

May have etc.

Choose your favourite three and write a paragraph to explain each one. Make sure that you use modal verbs in your paragraph.

Then complete the questions on nouns and verbs. Check your answers carefully. 

Peregrines - Geography

Peregrines class will be continuing with the Geography work that we started on Monday. We will continue to discuss the slides and will then draw the line graph (showing a line for the amount of heat waves and a line for the amount of bushfires on the same graph). Make sure you finish looking through the slides and then complete your line graph. 

Ravens - Science 

All of your Science learning for this week is available on Flipgrid, including videos to watch, websites to view and documents to read. Flipgrid login information is shown below.

 

Please note that Flipgrid has changed slightly since we last used it. It now requires a pupil email address. All Southmead pupils now have email addresses assigned to them. Your email address will normally be your surname, followed by your initial, followed by our domain (@southmead.devon.sch.uk). For example, Bob Jones would be jonesb@southmead.devon.sch.uk

 

If you have any queries, or do not know your pupil email address, please ask an adult to email your class email address! laugh

 

Flipgrid instructions:

https://www.southmead.devon.sch.uk/flip-grid/

 

Flipgrid site:

https://info.flipgrid.com/

 

Flipgrid link/Yr6 Science group join code:

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Ravens - Reading

Today we will be reading chapter 4 of Alex Rider. Make sure you have read up to the end of chapter 4 as well. Chapters 3 and 4 are linked below for you. 

 Reading for Peregrines

Today we will be reading the following chapters from Varjak Paw. 

 

 

 

 

Work for Wednesday 26th January 

English

 

Today we are continuing to work on verbs, looking at modal verbs. These are auxiliary verbs which are used to suggest possibility or certainty.

Begin by reading the Power point to explain modal verbs and how we use these.

Then complete the writing challenge, Air Hotel 3000. The details of this are attached on the following document. 

Maths

 

Today we will be working on turning fractions into decimals by using the denominator. Start by watching this White Rose video below. Then have a go at the activity (bronze, silver or gold). I have then attached the answer sheet, so that you can check your work from home. Remember if you need help, let me know. 

Fractions to decimals

Peregrines - Science 

(Peregrines will be doing Science this afternoon)

 

All of your Science learning for this week is available on Flipgrid, including videos to watch, websites to view and documents to read. Flipgrid login information is shown below.

 

Please note that Flipgrid has changed slightly since we last used it. It now requires a pupil email address. All Southmead pupils now have email addresses assigned to them. Your email address will normally be your surname, followed by your initial, followed by our domain (@southmead.devon.sch.uk). For example, Bob Jones would be jonesb@southmead.devon.sch.uk

 

If you have any queries, or do not know your pupil email address, please ask an adult to email your class email address! laugh

 

Flipgrid instructions:

https://www.southmead.devon.sch.uk/flip-grid/

 

Flipgrid site:

https://info.flipgrid.com/

 

Flipgrid link/Yr6 Science group join code:

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Ravens - Geography

Ravens class will be finishing the Geography work that we started on Monday. We will be drawing the line graph (showing a line for the amount of heat waves and a line for the amount of bushfires on the same graph). 

 

 

Ravens - Reading

We will be reading Alex Rider Chapter 3. Please do the same at home so that you are in the same place with the story.

 

Work for Tuesday 25th January 

English

Continue to work on your skills of grammar by completing the following exercises. 

Maths

 

Today we are continuing to look at decimals - specifically the place value within decimals and beginning to covert decimals into fractions.  Have a go at one of the activity sheets linked below: bronze, silver or gold. 

Computing

Today we are designing our Scratch maze games and I would like you to do the same if you are at home. Your design needs to show each of the three levels and what they will look like (these should get harder as you go up the levels) and your plan should explain the following...

 

-  What is your theme? (For example is there an underwater theme? Superheroes? A particular sport?)

- What characters will there be? (Remember cartoons / clipart images will work a lot better than real photos)

- What obstacles will there be? Will there be some 'evil' characters or barriers that your main character has to get past?

- Will you have a timer?

- Will you have a lives system? 

- Will you have a points system? If so, how will this work?

- Will you have something that your main character has to collect?

- Will you have any questions or answers that need to be entered during the game?

- What is your player aiming for on each level? Will there be a door or something else? 

- Will you have a 'Well Done you have won the game' message?

- Will you have a 'Sorry you have lost the game' message?

- Will you have any objects that you will put in the background to make your maze game seem more real? For example, if you were doing an underwater theme you may have some seaweed. 

 

I suggest you draw a picture of each of the level and annotate them. Make sure you have answered all of the questions above. You will need to have a completed plan in order to begin coding next week. 

 

Reading for Peregrines

Varjak Paw

Read Chapter 9. Is the new cat a threat to Varjak? Use Point, Evidence, Explain to write a paragraph to explain your opinion.

Read Chapter 10.

Read Chapter 11. Look at the writer’s use of language. What is meant by these expressions?

“She is in a bad mood right now, but her bark’s worse than her bite.”

“Her eyes were wide and round like saucers.”

“He felt the invisible barrier between them drop.”

Reading for Ravens

You have two activities to complete that are focussed on the skill of sequencing - putting key events from the story in order. 

 

Task 1: There are some photos from the beginning of the Alex Rider film on the sheet. You need to start by looking at each photo clearly and see if you can work out which part of the story it comes from. Then you need to put the photos in order. Finally you need to write a sentence or two for each photog to summarise what is happening.

 

Task 2: This is another sequencing activity. You have been given several sections of the text and you need to number them. 

 

 

 

 

Work for Monday 24th January

 

English

 

Learning objective: to understand and use the present and progressive tense.

 

Today’s lesson is a grammar lesson using tense. If you are learning from home, watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T19g3E0ALqE to understand the different forms of the present and progressive tense, before completing the sheet.

Maths

 

During today's lesson we are moving on to decimals and will be looking at place value. You need to watch the three short videos linked below. Make sure that you follow along with each video - doing the questions and having a go as asked. The learning should be revision from Year 5 but it is important to make sure that you have a solid understanding of this place value before we move on. If there is anything you are unsure of, please let me know. 

 

Video 1 - Decimals up to 2 d.p

Video 2 - Understand thousandths

Video 3 - Three decimal places

 

 

Geography

 

 

This work will be completed during two full afternoons this week. All of the instructions are on the slides (linked below on the pdf). Take your time to read through all of the information. The main activity is to create a line graph for the data. Make sure your line graph is the same quality that we would expect to see in class. You should use a pencil and a ruler, label your equally spaced axis and plot your points carefully. If you have any difficulty, please get in touch via our school emails. 

 

 

Work for Friday 21st January

Below is the work for Friday.

Don't forget to check the normal Year 6 page for your homework tasks too. This homework is normally added to the webpage on a Friday afternoon. If you need any help, please remember that you can email us.

 

Maths

Today we will be doing our normal times table test and will spend some time playing each other's times table games (that we made for homework). Log on to Times Table Rockstars and play on the studio setting. Can you improve your times table speed? If you have your times table game at home, have a go at playing that too. 

 

Then we will be completing the activity sheets from yesterday's learning (linked again below). You may want to re-watch part of the video from yesterday to remind yourself how to calculate the whole. Then pick an activity sheet to complete. See if you can really challenge yourself. Why not try the gold sheet today?

 

English

Today we are completing a SPAG lesson during English. Click on the link below and follow all the instructions carefully on each slide.

Work for Thursday 20th January

Maths

Today we will be spending the first part of the lesson completing some fractions of amounts worded problems. Spend about 15 - 20 minutes having a go at some of these yourself. They are linked below and are split into bronze, silver and gold.

 

Then we are going to look at how to calculate the whole when working with fractions of amounts. Watch the following video (again this was made previously but will help): https://youtu.be/toyWmc-2FcE 

 

Finally, we will hopefully start the worksheet / activity for calculating the whole but this will probably be finished tomorrow. Maybe have a go at one or two questions on your own and then finish the activity tomorrow. Again this is linked below and is split into bronze, silver and gold.

 

If you need any help, please remember you can email me at: ravens@southmead.devon.sch.uk

English

 

Today you need to complete one of the reading comprehension activities linked below. The activities are linked below and are split into bronze, silver and gold.

 

Geography

 

Today we are completing our Geography lesson this afternoon. Follow the slides that are linked below - this is your lesson. Make sure you spend time reading all of the information and look closely at the maps and images. 

 

Task 1:

You have a sorting activity to complete with some information cards. They are linked below. If you have access to a printer, print them and cut them out. If not, you may need to quickly copy them down. 

 

Task 2:

Once you have looked through all the information and have completed task 1, you need to answer the question: Why does Elhaji spend his time working as a barrow boy in Banjul and his not at home with his family or at school?

Ideally we are looking for about two paragraphs explaining what you have learnt. There are some slides at the end that show you how to write an explanation text (if you need reminding). 

Reading - Ravens Class

Read chapter 2 of Stormbreaker - linked below.

 

 

 

 

 

Work for Wednesday 19th January

 

Make sure you complete the work for Wednesday and ensure you have completed all of the work for other days you have been away from school. For example, make sure you have done your Science below. 

 

Maths

Today we are continuing to work on fractions of amounts. I have uploaded a video that I made last year during lockdown which generally covers what we will be doing in class. Watch the video and have a go at some of the questions (link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_d972Qy33M). Ignore the fact that it says Friday! The content of the video is what is important. Once you have practised with the video, have a go at one of the activity sheets. 

 

 

English

Today we will be completing our writing based on The Princess' Blankets. We will be focussing on the end of the story, where the hero is introduced and where order is restored. When you have finished your story, please email it to me at peregrines@southmead.devon.sch.uk   I look forward to reading them. 

 

Reading - Ravens Class - Alex Rider

Make sure you have read chapter 1 from earlier in the week. Have a go at all of these comprehension questions linked below. Make sure that you answer in full sentences. 

Reading for Peregrines. 

 

Read the following parts of Varjak Paw and answer the questions. 

In Chapter 7: Who is the old cat and why is he encouraging Varjak to strike him? Is this real for Varjak?

In Chapter 8: What were Varjak's first feelings about being in the city? How did he compare his day with what he would normally be doing? What are the monsters? 

 

 

 

 

 

Work for Tuesday 18th January

Maths

 

Today we are spending the first part of the lesson doing some more calculating fractions with the four operations from yesterday. Make sure you have completed yesterday's lesson. Then spend 15 minutes (or so) having a go at a couple more questions from one of the activity sheets from yesterday.

 

Then we are going to revise calculating fractions of amounts. You will have done this last year but don't worry if you have forgotten! I have a short video here for you to watch: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBf4KUEWkco 

Make sure you pay particular attention to the bar models - these are really important.

 

Then have a go at completing one of the fraction mazes on the sheet linked below. Make sure you show a bar model and complete working for EVERY question.

 

It would be really nice to see how you are getting on. If you can, email your work to the ravens account (ravens@southmead.devon.sch.uk).

Science

In Science we have started a new topic on Classification. Classification is the way in which Scientists sort and group plants and animals.

 

All of your Science learning for this week is available on Flipgrid, including videos to watch, websites to view and documents to read. Flipgrid login information is shown below.

 

Please note that Flipgrid has changed slightly since we last used it. It now requires a pupil email address. All Southmead pupils now have email addresses assigned to them. Your email address will normally be your surname, followed by your initial, followed by our domain (@southmead.devon.sch.uk). For example, Bob Jones would be jonesb@southmead.devon.sch.uk

 

If you have any queries, or do not know your pupil email address, please ask an adult to email your class email address! laugh

 

Flipgrid instructions:

https://www.southmead.devon.sch.uk/flip-grid/

 

Flipgrid site:

https://info.flipgrid.com/

 

Flipgrid link/Yr6 Science group join code:

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Our Science topic this week:

Sci Wk3 Classification - sweet!

(Or you can do the tasks from Wk2, if you missed them, last week )

 

Instructions: 

  1. Watch my lesson input (videos).
  2. Explore the website links
  3. Look at the instructions for the task
  4. Have a go at the task 
  5. Remember to bring in your completed task, next week.

 

English

Today we will be continuing to write our stories based on The Princess' Blankets. Think about the stranger in your story and make sure that he / she is clearly a villain. Make sure that you include detailed noun phrases to describe the characters and remember all of the rules for punctuating dialogue. Write up to the section where the hero is about to be introduced. 

 

Computing

Today we are going to discuss our new computing topic - making computer games. We will be spending the Spring term designing and building our own maze games on Scratch. 

 

Today we need to think about what makes a good maze game and what makes a bad maze game. Go on to the Scratch website (https://scratch.mit.edu) and search for maze games in the search bar. You will then see lots of games that other users have made. Most of these games have been made by other children and teenagers. Make sure that you only play games that look appropriate. If you wouldn't play the game in class, please do not play it at home as part of this lesson. Scratch do remove games on a regular basis if they are not appropriate, but part of our computing lessons, as you all know, is teaching you how to be sensible and safe technology users.

 

We would like you to spend 30 to 40 minutes playing some of these games - yes that's right, you need to play some games! But after you play each game, make some notes on the good things and the bad things you notice. Make sure you think about the following questions...

 

- How difficult should the game be?

- How do you know how to play the game? Are there instructions? Are they clear?

- Is there a theme to the game?

- What controls do you need to use?

- Is the game fun? Why or why not?

- Are there levels? A points system? Something to get past? A timer?

 

Be mindful about what will be realistic to complete in the time we have. Lots of the games you may play at home probably have teams of people making them for several years. For example, we will be keeping our game to 2D (not a 3D game) but we still want it to be fun to play.

 

Once you have made your notes on the different games, either email them to Miss K (ravens@southmead.devon.sch.uk) or bring them into school when you return. 

 

 

Peregrine's Reading Task

 

Read chapters 6,7 and 8 of Varjak Paw and answer the questions on 7 and 8. Remember to make use of the text to support and explain your answer. 

 

 

 

Work for Monday 17th January

 

Ravens Class Reading - Alex Rider

 

Make sure you have read chapter 1 (linked below). Then make notes on each of the main characters: Alex, Jack and Ian. What do we know about each of the characters so far? What do they look like? Do they have any hobbies? What is their personality like? Record your work as a spider diagram. 

 

Maths

Today we are practising all of our fraction calculation methods that we have been working on since before Christmas. So far we have learnt how to: add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions. Today we are going to have a go at questions where there are more than one maths symbol. This means we need to use the BODMAS rules. 

 

Start by having a look at the video where a couple of questions are modelled for you: (https://youtu.be/X9U6DlQfvlo). 

 

Then have a go at one of the activities yourself: bronze, silver or gold

 

There is a help sheet linked below - so that you can remind yourself of the methods we have been working on. 

 

English

 

We have been looking at The Princess' Blankets and are writing the beginning of the story today, introducing the characters, the problem and the villain. Look at the copy of the story, if you need reminding about this. 

 

Use the planning boxes to plan and start writing your own at home. 

 

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