## Year 6

Welcome to the Year 6 page. Below you can find out about what we have been learning in class as well as links to home learning activities.

**Spring Term**

Welcome back to a new term and a new topic. The children have returned full of enthusiasm and already we have made a great start to our 'Reach for the Stars' topic. Please click on the pictures below for the topic web and the Home Learning grid.

Topic Web Home Learning Grid

In our guided reading sessions we have been exploring the lyrics to space oddity and comparing this to the version recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station in 2013. Click below to hear Chris Hadfield talk about how he recorded this song in space.

We have begun to learn about the planets in our solar system; the order in which they orbit the sun, the relative sizes of them and a few basic facts in order to make a short video which will link to our computing work.

Maths has been a great success this first week back where we have been looking at area and perimeter as well as starting to use TTRockstars to help with our times tables. All children should have come home with a username and password, if they have lost them then just let me know.

In English, we have been writing some persuasive adverts for a wonderful new Robotic cleaner. The children's levels of persuasion are very good - they have included many persuasive devices such as snappy slogans, rhetorical questions, personal appeal and many more. Watch this space for some examples of our writing.

During the Autumn term, our topic is "We'll Meet Again", which is all about about World War Two.

We will discover how the war started and construct a timeline of key events. We will learn about British leaders, Chamberlin and Churchill, the Battle of Britain and the Normandy Landings as well as learning about life on the home front including rationing and what it was like to be an evacuee.

Please click on the image below for a copy of the topic web.

**Home Learning - Maths**** **

__Friday 8th March__

1.Complete the mini arithmetic test. This should take 15 minutes.

2.Complete reasoning questions below. This should take about 20 minutes.

__W/C 2nd March__

1.Complete the mini arithmetic test. This is only a short one, so perhaps give yourself about 15-20 minutes to complete it.

2.Complete the percentages sheet below:

__February Half Term Home Learning__

** **1. Complete Arithmetic paper. 30 mins. For those who accidentally left it on the table at the end of the day then here is a digital version:

2. Read pages 2-3 (Ordering Numbers) and 8-9 (Decimals) of your maths study guide. Complete the activities and make up your own examples. 20 mins per section.

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__Friday 7th December__

__Order of Operations__

__Click on the link below to view the order of operations task. Complete one of the pages of the worksheet. There are 3 levels of difficulty for you to choose from. If you find one too easy or too hard, then try a different sheet!__

__Friday 30th November__

__Common Factors and Common Multiples__

__Click on the link below to view home learning task!__

*Common Factors and Common Multiples Task. pdf*

__Friday 19th October - Half Term Home Learning!__

__1. __Solve the following problems using the short division method. Remember to write out the multiples of the divisor to help you, e.g. for 453 ÷ 7, I would write out the multiples of 7 (0, 7, 14, 21, 28, 35, 42, 49, 56, 63, 70, 77, 84).

4536 ÷ 4 = ? | 5567 ÷ 6 = | 6436 ÷ 7 = | 8334 ÷ 8 = |

3456 ÷ 12 = | 6549 ÷ 13 = | 2210 ÷ 15 = | 5522 ÷ 16 = |

3434 ÷ 11 = | 3434 ÷ 12 = | 3434 ÷ 13 = | 3434 ÷ 14 = |

2. *How Did You Do It?*

Look at the following calculations. Take some time to think about the way in which you would solve each calculation. Write down the method that you used to work out each one. Be careful to write each step of your workings!

a) 19 x 24 = b) 198 + 997 =

c) Half of 57.6 = d) 3841 - 665.3 =

e) 5.2 ÷ 4 = f) 101 x 16 x 4 =

__Friday 12th October__

** **1. Use written multiplication method to solve these calculations:

1543 x 23 | 2656 x 34 | 4421 x 33 |

5446 x 56 | 6212 x 62 | 4302 x 45 |

12334 x 34 | 22431 x 42 | 29877 x 47 |

2. Now use powers of 10 to solve these calculations:

4453 x 50 | 3253 x 400 |

22433 x 30 | 44523 x 300 |

**Friday 28th September**

1. Order the following numbers from smallest to largest:

a) 3,506,771 ; 3,510,702 ; 3,051,221 ; 3,351,000 ; 3,500,977

b) 6,202,001 ; 6,022,011 ; 6,210,212 ; 6,203,002 ; 6,215,422

c) 8,677,065 ; 8,678,212 ; 8,705,011 ; 8,099,944 ; 8,755,099

Now create a number that is smaller that the smallest in each sequence.

2. Represent each number in 2, 4, 5, and 10 equal parts.

*e.g. 2,000,000 = 1,000,000 + 1,000,000*

*2,000,000 = 500,000 + 500,000 + 500,000 + 500,000*

*2,000,000 = 400,000 + 400,000 + 400,000 + 400,000 + 400,000*

*2,000,000 = 200,000 + 200,000 + 200,000 + 200,000 + 200,000 +*

*200,000 + 200,000 + 200,000 + 200,000 + 200,000*

a) 5,000,000

b) 8,000,000

c) 10,000,000

d) 4,600,000

**Friday 21st September**

- Represent each of the following numbers in 3 different ways, as we learnt about in class.

a) 243,651 | b) 788,203 | c) 901,044 |

d) 2,421,610 | e) 3,102,453 | f) 8,081,225 |

2. Write the value of the underlined digit.

a) 204,453 | b) 255,201 | c) 1,501,133 |

d) 4,505,221 | e) 5,122,511 | f) 5,005,005 |

**Home Learning - English**** **

**Friday 8th March**

1.Complete the tenses task below. You have to identify which tense each sentence is written in. Then you need to find examples of different tenses in your current personal reading book.

**W/C 2nd March**

** **1.Complete the SPAG challenge below. You will need to read the extract from the story, then colour code the text. Instructions are on the sheet!

SPAG task - Alice in Wonderland

**February Half Term Home Learning**

- Read pages 30-31 (Sentence Punctuation) and 48-49 (Plurals). Complete the activities and make up your own examples.. 20 mins per section.
- Click on the link below for a reading comprehension. It is from a story called 'The Cave'. There are a set of questions for page 1 of the story and a set of questions for page 2.
- The Cave - Comprehension

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**Friday 7th December**

**Discussion Texts**** **

Click on the link below and read the article about animals in zoos. As you can see, it lots of important points have been made but it still doesn't read very well and seems a little clunky! Your task is to rewrite it in order to improve how it sounds. Think about:

- signpost words
- generalisers
- formal tone / third person
- added information/ specific detail
- embedded clauses to describe the nouns

**Friday 30th November**

Click on the link below to view the home learning task. Choose and complete 1 out of the three pages. There are three levels of difficulty.

*Determiners, Conjunctions and Prepositions. pdf*

**Friday 19th October - Half Term Home Learning!**

*Click on the links below. Complete a page from each worksheet. There are 3 levels of difficulty on each file.*

* Expanded Noun Phrases Home Learning 1.pdf*

*Expanded Noun Phrases Home Learning 2.pdf*

**Friday 12th October**

Learn the following spellings. Think about some of the strategies that we have used in class to help you learn them.

**Friday 28th September**

Learn the following spellings. Use different techniques to help you remember tricky words, such as word pyramids, drawing the shape of the word, writing it without the vowels etc.

Challenge Level 1: 10 words

Challenge Level 2: 15 words

Challenge Level 3: 20 words

1. build | 2. busy | 3. calendar | 4. caught | 5. centre |

6. century | 7. certain | 8. circle | 9. complete | 10. consider |

11. available | 12. average | 13. awkward | 14. bargain | 15. bruise |

16. category | 17. cemetery | 18. committee | 19. communicate | 20. community |