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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.

Home Learning during school closure

Hello Year 6! I hope that you are well.

Thank you for taking the time to look at your class page. Below you will find plenty of activities to keep you busy and to keep you learning. 

These activities will be regularly updated if the school continues to remain closed to the majority of pupils.

If you have completed any home learning tasks, please email them to me as I would love to see what you have been doing and I can share them on here.

flickcarter@gladwin.brighton-hove.sch.uk 

Week 9: 18th May

Maths

Download the worksheet (and print out if possible) before watching the lesson video.

(These are lessons from Summer Term - Week 4, we are a week behind on their schedule. Please email if you require worksheets for other weeks)

Videos                                      Questions                                 Answers

Lesson 1 (V)                       Lesson 1 (Q)                          Lesson 1 (A)

Lesson 2 (V)                          Lesson 2 (Q)                           Lesson 2 (A)

Lesson 3 (V)                         Lesson 3 (Q)                           Lesson 3 (A)

Lesson 4 (V)                         Lesson 4 (Q)                       Lesson 4 (A)

Lesson 5 (V)                           Lesson 5 (Q)                  Lesson 5 (A)

  

English

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Session 1: 

Listen to Chapter 5 by clicking here.

Can you punctuate this passage from Chapter 5?

Americajin? Americajin? American? Eikokujin? British? Yes, I said relieved to have understood something at last. English, I'm English. It seemed a struggle for him to get the words out. No good. Fire no good. You understand? No fire. He seemed less angry now. But my mother, my father, they might see it, see the smoke. It was plain he didn't understand me. So I pointed to sea, by way of explanation. Out there. They're out there. They'll see fire. They'll come and fetch me.

Session 2: 

Remind yourself about similes, metaphors and personification.

Complete these sentences so the first is a simile, second a metaphor and the third personification.

Kensuke waited on the rocks .........

The midday sun ........

The water .....

Now listen to Chapter 6. Listen very carefully to the part about the jellyfish attack, collect a list of words and phrases from this part that will be helpful for the activity.

The main part of today's activity is to write a short poem called a Tanka. Click on 'Session 2' for an explanation of Tanka poetry and the activity.

 

Session 3: 

Today you are really going to think about the two characters, Michael and Kensuke.

Think of six adjectives that would describe Michael. Take one word at a time and write a sentence about Michael giving evidence from the text that explains your opinion e.g. I think Michael is .....because ........

Now do the same for Kensuke.

Listen to Chapter 7. Has your opinion of Kensuke changed?

Session 4:

In Chapter 8 we learn a lot about Kensuke's life. Listen to this chapter very carefully, stopping and pausing whenever is necessary so you can create a timeline of Kensuke's life. When you have the information present it as a beautifully illustrated time line.

Write a diary entry from Kensuke's perspective of when the second group of men came to the island.

Week 8: 11th May

Maths

Download the worksheet (and print out if possible) before watching the lesson video.

(These are lessons from Summer Term - Week 3)

Videos                                      Questions                                 Answers

Lesson 1 (V)                       Lesson 1 (Q)                          Lesson 1 (A)

Lesson 2 (V)                          Lesson 2 (Q)                           Lesson 2 (A)

Lesson 3 (V)                         Lesson 3 (Q)                           Lesson 3 (A)

Lesson 4 (V)                         Lesson 4 (Q)                         Lesson 4 (A)

Lesson 5 (V)                           Lesson 5 (Q)                  Lesson 5 (A)

 

English

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Session 1:

Click on 'Session 1' to listen to Chapter 2 of Kensuke's Kingdom. Write a ship's log of Michael's trip so far. Write it as though you are talking it - out of your head, down your arm, through your fingertips and written on to the paper.

 

Session 2:  

Listen to Chapter 3 by clicking on 'Session 2', you will be taken to a youtube version where you can see the book as well.

Why is Michael upset about losing his football?

What do you think will happen next? Why?

Why does Morpurgo use more short sentences in this chapter?

Session 3:

Look at the picture above, from the end of Chapter 3. List all the possible emotions (and synonyms) that Michael might be experiencing. Now, using a thesaurus, pair each emotion with and adjective which could be used to convey that emotion e.g. scared - menacing; panicked - alarming.

You are going to use the theme of 'fear' to write an 'Overboard' poem that conveys the emotions felt by Michael. Click on 'Session 3' for a sheet that  explains the sorts of things to write about.

Session 4:

Watch as a teacher reads Chapter 4 - Gibbons and Ghosts. Before you listen to the chapter, look at the key vocabulary that he has listed; make sure you know what is meant by each term.

At about 09:00 - 11:00 minutes there is a description of the island. Listen to this part again and draw the island that Michael finds himself on. Don't forget to annotate your map with descriptions from the text.

Session 5: 

In Chapter 4, Michael describes seeing an orang-utan for the first time on the island. Read this part of the text, think about how the authors use of language has helped to create a clear picture of the scene.

A shadow under the trees moved and came lumbering out into the sunlight towards us. A monkey, a giant monkey. Not a gibbon at all. It moved slowly on all fours, and was brown, ginger-brown. An orang-utan, I was sure of it. He sat down just a few feet from me and considered me. I dared not move. When he’d seen enough, he scratched his neck casually, turned and made his way on all fours slowly back into the forest.

Now try to recreate this scene but from the perspective of the orang-utan. What were you doing when you saw them? Where did they appear from? What were they doing and were they moving? How could you describe what they looked like (remember, you are an orang-utan and have never seen people or dogs before, you have no idea what these creatures are)? What did you do? 

Week 7: 4th May

Maths

Download the worksheet (and print out if possible) before watching the lesson video.

(These are lessons from Summer Term - Week 2)

Week 7: 4th May

Maths

Download the worksheet (and print out if possible) before watching the lesson video.

(These are lessons from Summer Term - Week 2)

Videos                                      Questions                                 Answers

Lesson 1 (V)                       Lesson 1 (Q)                           Lesson 1 (A)

Lesson 2 (V)                          Lesson 2 (Q)                           Lesson 2 (A)

Lesson 3 (V)                         Lesson 3 (Q)                           Lesson 3 (A)

Lesson 4 (V)                         Lesson 4 (Q)                         Lesson 4 (A)

Lesson 5 (V)                           Lesson 5 (Q)                  Lesson 5 (A)

 

English

Image result for kensuke's kingdom

Session 1:

Imagine you are on a sinking ship. You have one minute to grab as many items as you can to take with you on a lifeboat. If you could take ten items with you to help you survive, what would they be and why?

Can you rank the following ten items in order of importance in helping you survive. Justify your order.

mirror          bar of chocolate          bottle of water          map          rope

fishing net          emergency blanket          mobile phone          flare gun          whistle    

Session 2:

Think of as many words and phrase as you can to describe the picture.

Think of some questions to ask about the picture.

Session 3:

"Storm-clouds gathered all around him like a pack of wolves surrounding their prey. The tormenting threat of thunder echoed through the night air, as streaks of silvery lightning illuminated the darkness. The storm was far away, for now, but it still filled his heart with fear.

He had made it this far, but how would he survive the night? Would he ever see his family again?"

Can you continue the story of the man adrift in the ocean. How did he find he find himself in this situation? How will he stay alive?

Session 4: 

Can you write a sentence containing a relative clause, starting with a noun? 

E.G. The ocean, which was usually his greatest friend, was now his worst enemy.

Fish, which he usually hated eating, were now the only thing keeping him alive.

Look through your story; have you included relative clauses? If not now is your chance to improve your some of your sentences by including some.

Session 5: 

No activity today as it is a bank holiday

 

Science

How do fossils provide evidence for evolution? Click on the fossil below to go through to another video lesson with Miss Simkin.

 

Geography

Our new topic is Beaches and Boats. Your activity this week is to make a collage of as many different types of beaches and coastlines from around the world. What is meant by a coast? Can you try and explain. Find examples of different coasts in Britain and explain how they are different.

Week 6: 27th April

Maths

Download the worksheet (and print out if possible) before watching the lesson video.

(These are lessons from Summer Term - Week 1)

Videos                                      Questions                                 Answers

Lesson 1 (V)                       Lesson 1 (Q)                           Lesson 1 (A)

Lesson 2 (V)                          Lesson 2 (Q)                           Lesson 2 (A)

Lesson 3 (V)                         Lesson 3 (Q)                           Lesson 3 (A)

Lesson 4 (V)                         Lesson 4 (Q)                         Lesson 4 (A)

Lesson 5 (V)                           Lesson 5 (Q)                  Lesson 5 (A)

 

English

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We are going to be looking at the book Kensuke's Kingdom. It is about a boy called Michael who gets shipwrecked on an island with but the clothes he is wearing and his dog Stella to keep him company. 

Session 1:

In the book, Michael's father decides that the family will sail around the world together. Do you think that it would be a good idea to sail around the world with your family? Think of 5 reasons for doing it and 5 reasons against. Using the following sentence starts, plan and write a balanced argument about sailing round the world with your family.

I am not sure that sailing round the world with my family would be a good thing because .....

On the other hand...

However...

One good thing about it would be...

Nevertheless...

Another point of view is...

In conclusion...

Session 2:

Now you have thought about sailing around the world, it's time to read the first chapter of the book. Click where it says 'session 2' to find the first chapter

Session 3:

Now that you have read Chapter one, answer these questions about it (click on Session 3 above)

Session 4: 

'A creeping misery came over the house. Sometimes I'd come home and they just wouldn't be speaking.'

After Michael's parents lose their jobs in the brickworks, Michael's homelife changes dramatically. He notices the arguments and the atmosphere between his parents, so he tries to stay out of the way as much as possible.

Imagine you are Michael, write a diary entry about what is happening at home in this part of the story and how you feel about it.

Session 5: 

Summarise Chapter One is 150 words.

 

Science 

So last week you were given some words to find the definitions of; don't worry if you didn't get round to it as I know many of you were really focused on your Darwin research and wolf sketches. This week there is a lesson here for you to work through about Darwin's theory of evolution. There is a video to watch and some work to do within it. Pause the video and go back to listen to the teacher whenever you need. Don't worry, the teacher isn't me ....that would be too scary for you all! Click on the finch to go to the lesson.

*** Don't worry about the first quiz in this lesson; it will probably say your answers are not correct, even if they are! Sorry *** 

 

DT

In English we will be thinking about Michael Morpurgo's book, ,Kensuke's Kingdom. It is about a boy who gets caught in a storm and then is washed up on a desert island. This week I would like you to try and build a vessel that will float on water, BUT you must only use natural objects that you can find. Even what you use to join things together with must be natural and either found in your garden or whilst you are out for your daily exercise. How large will you make it? How much weight can it hold before it sinks? How exactly are you going to join different parts together? And most importantly, what will you name your vessel? This will be your only chance to escape the island.

 

Week 5: 20th April

Week 5: 20th April

Maths

Download the worksheet (and print out if possible) before watching the lesson video.

(These are lessons from WEEK 2)

Videos                                      Questions                                 Answers

Lesson 1 (V)                       Lesson 1 (Q)                             Lesson 1 (A)

Lesson 2 (V)                          Lesson 2 (Q)                           Lesson 2 (A)

Lesson 3 (V)                         Lesson 3 (Q)                           Lesson 3 (A)

Lesson 4 (V)                         Lesson 4 (Q)                         Lesson 4 (A)

Lesson 5 (V)                           Lesson 5 (Q)                     Lesson 5 (A)

 

English

To link with our science, this week I would like you to find out about the life and work of Charles Darwin. Once you have done your research, you are to write a biography about him. Remember the key features of biographical writing:

  • Written in formal language
  • Use of compound and complex sentences, containing connectives
  • Written in the past tense and usually written in chronological order (in time order)
  • Text split up into paragraphs (usually each paragraph will detail the events of each part of the person's life, for example: one paragraph to explain their childhood, one to explain their early adulthood etc.)
  • Dates included so that the reader knows what happened and when
  • Phrases such as: 'It is believed', 'It was thought', 'Many people claimed', 'There was a rumour that' etc. to show that history is based on stories that have been passed on over many years and some things cannot be stated as facts
  • Pictures and captions 

After you have written your biography, create an interesting way to present it. This could be as a poster,  a 3D model with different sections under flaps  or perhaps a book of some description. However you decide to present it, ensure that it is clear and attractive to your reader. Can't wait to see what you create.

 

Science 

In Science we are going to be looking at a unit of work about 'Evolution and Inheritance'. This week, I would like you to try and explain the scientific definition of these terms.

Variation              Parent                      Fossils                         Identical                        Evolution  

Offspring             Adaptation              Non-Identical              Environment                 Inheritance 

 

Art

This week I would like you to think about drawing animals.  Watch this video from Mark Crilley, How to Draw a Wolf. 

Remember to pause the video as you try to draw along with him. Just have a go and try your hardest. It doesn't matter if you can't do it straight away, you can always pause and return to it later. Even I shall be having a go, so I can't wait to see your results, and I promise I will put my attempt up later in the week for you to admire .....or perhaps laugh at! If the wolf is too difficult to start with, he has done plenty of other tutorials that you could attempt.

 

P.E.

Keep up with Joe Wicks each morning and don't forget your daily walk, run or cycle. If you want a change from Joe Wicks then try some of the activities here.

 

Week 3 & 4: Easter Holidays 6th (March - 19th March)

Year 6 you have been amazing the last couple of weeks and I have really enjoyed speaking to some of you through email and seeing what you have been up to. It is now meant to be the Easter holidays and it is important that you have a break, however I do appreciate that life is a little different at the moment. I am not posting any new activities on this page, but there are plenty of things that I am sure you may not have looked at yet. If you have, then don't forget to head over to the 'Daily Challenge' page (just click on the brain), lots of different types of challenges on there. There is also Mrs. Harrison's story challenge and her new Easter challenge. Whatever you do, be good, be kind and stay safe.

Week 2: 30th March

Ratio Maths 

Each lesson has a short video and a worksheet to accompany.

Download the worksheet (and print out if possible) before watching the lesson video.

(These are lessons from WEEK 1)

Videos                                      Questions                                 Answers

Lesson 1 (V)                       Lesson 1 (Q)                             Lesson 1 (A)

Lesson 2 (V)                         Lesson 2 (Q)                           Lesson 2 (A)

Lesson 3 (V)                         Lesson 3 (Q)                           Lesson 3 (A)

Lesson 4 (V)                          Lesson 4 (Q)                          Lesson 4 (A)

Lesson 5 (V)                           Lesson 5 (Q)                       Lesson 5 (A

English

Watch the Titanium Video below, then do the following activities. Please click on the word Lesson to access any relevant worksheets.

Lesson 1: Fill in the boxes to suggest what the boy is feeling and what he might be thinking at various points in the video. What do you happened to lead up to the start of the video?

Lesson 2: Read the short narrative; it shows how the boy was feeling during the  first minute of the video. Your task today is to write a short narrative about the same part of the video but from the point of view of the teacher.

Lesson 3: What do you think the teacher said to the police officer? Write the conversation that they would have had as the teacher tries to explain what had happened. Remember to punctuate your speech carefully. Make sure that the words you use reflect how she is feeling. Do you think the police officer believes her? 

Lesson 4: You are going to be writing a 'Police Incident Report' outlining what has happened at the school. It must: be factual; use a formal tone and vocabulary; 3rd person recount; chronological with time conjunctions; contain quotes from a witness. Look at the example. Can you highlight and identify these features? Try and re-write just the first paragraph.

Lesson 5: Today you will need the help of somebody else in your home, as you are going to pretend to be the police officer and teacher. The police officer needs to get a witness statement from the teacher. Decide who is going to be whom. When interviewing there are a few points that you must remember: 1) Police officers can not ask 'leading questions'  2) Think carefully about your questions and how you phrase them, you do not want to upset the person you are interviewing and you need to get as much information out of them as possible  3) Maintain a formal tone in your interview process  4) You need to make sure the 5Ws are answered (who, what, when, where, why). After the teacher has been interviewed look at the example witness statement then have a go at trying to write your own.

Week 1: 23rd March 

Ten for Ten booklets.

Below you will find Maths, Reading and SPAG booklets. Within each booklet there are a number of tasks for you to complete daily. I have also provided the answers, so that you can mark your own learning and go through it with an adult at home. If there are any parts that you are unsure about, then do not hesitate to contact me.

Maths Ten for Ten Booklets

There are three different levels of booklets with answers. 

 Booklet 1                                   Answer Booklet 1

Booklet 2                                    Answer Booklet 2

Booklet 3                               Answer Booklet 3

 

Reading Ten for Ten                                     Answers

SPAG ten for Ten                                           Answers

Spelling

Please continue to practise learning the spellings from the following lists. Challenge yourself to learn how to spell ten new words a week.

Years 3 & 4                     Years 5 & 6

Reading

Make sure that you continue to read a good quality text everyday. If you finish your book and do not have another book at home, then look on www.lovereading4kids.co.uk. On here you will not find complete books, but you will be able to read a chapter of book to help you decide which book you would like to read next. Please note, your adults may need to register to access this, but it is completely free.

Once a week, choose one of these follow up reading activities. They can be used for any book.

     

 

TTRockstars. 

Don't forget to regularly play the games on TT Rockstars to help you learn all of the multiplication tables. If you have forgotten your login details, please ask.

Topic

As well as a daily dose of English and Maths activities, you should also look at the Topic Home learning Grids below and complete an activity or two from those each week.

 

P.E.

Keeping yourself fit and healthy is also incredibly important, so make sure that you keep up the daily Active 10. If you can't manage to get out side to exercise daily, do not worry as the Body Coach, Joe Wickes is posting daily live workouts called "PE with Joe" on his YouTube channel, 'The Body Coach TV.' These sessions are on every morning, Monday-Friday at 9am and last for about half an hour.

Summer Term

Our new topic is Beaches & Boats. Please click on the pictures below for the topic web and the Home Learning grid.

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Home Learning Grid

Spring Term

Welcome back and happy new year.

Our new topic is Ancient Greece. Please click on the pictures below for the topic web and the Home Learning grid.

       

Topic Web                                                                Home Learning Grid                    

AutumnTerm

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 'Into the Unknown' topic. We shall be learning all about Shackleton's incredible expedition to cross Antarctica in 1914.

Please click on the pictures below for the topic web and the Home Learning grid.

     

         Topic Web                                                                   Home Learning Grid

Don't forget to keep playing games on TTRockstars to help with times tables. Please ask for a reminder if you have forgotten your log in details.

Home Learning - Maths                             Image result for maths

February Half Term

Please look at these sections in your SATs Revision Book. Some books are slightly different so there are two page numbers.

Section Three - Fractions, Decimals & Percentages (p 34 or p 36)

Also please continue to practise your Times Tables, all of them up to 12 x 12

Home Learning - English                            Image result for english

February Half Term

Please look at these sections in your SATs Revision Book. Some books are slightly different so there are two page numbers.

Sentences (p 29 or p 30)

Clauses & Phrases (p 30 or 31)

Conjunctions (p32 or p 34)

Active & Passive (p 33 or p 35)