w/c Monday 8th June
Here is this week’s Year 6 schedule for BBC Bitesize:
Check out the lessons for this week (week 7 – 8th June) on Oak National Academy.
This week’s English lessons will help you to develop your understanding of how to write an effective character description. You will comprehend different texts and consider their features (including the vocabulary and punctuation used) before composing your own character description. In maths this week, the focus is on decimals and measure. This will involve using different units of length, mass and volume, converting between units of length, problem solving and calculating the area if parallelograms and triangles. In science, you can learn how to represent the particles in solids, liquids and gasses. In history, you can explore how successful the policy of peacetime coexistence was and find out why the USSR and communism collapsed in Eastern Europe. You can learn how to describe the weather in Spanish this week. Finally, learn how to create an optical illusion: an impossible triangle!
Remember that the websites we have signposted you to previously will be continuing to add more learning opportunities. Choose the websites that work best for you!
White Rose Maths
Click on the logo below to be taken to this week’s maths lessons. We are pleased to let you know that we have subscribed to White Rose Maths and the worksheets you’ll need for your learning are attached at the bottom of this page. We’ve attached the answers too so that you can see how well you have done each day by marking your work.
Did you know that today, Monday 8 June, is World Oceans Day?
Watch the video below to find out more!
On World Oceans Day, people all around our blue planet celebrate and honour our ocean, which connects us all. World Ocean Day for Schools have bought together the wonder of the ocean to our homes. They’ve got an interactive line up for you to enjoy throughout the day with live ocean films, science lesson, music performances and more. Have a look at their website to find out more:
Learn more about why we should take care of the ocean by exploring the fact files attached at the bottom of this page. Discover 20 cool facts about water and find out how the ocean provides benefits to our planet and all the creatures that live here.
Did you know that there are many species of dolphins that can be seen in the waters around the UK? Would you like to learn more about these sociable animals? Read the All About Dolphins attached at the bottom of this page to discover some fascinating facts.
Carry out your own research on one (or several) aquatic species. What fascinating facts can you find out about your chosen animal? Where does it live? How has it adapted to life in the water? You could create a poster, annotated drawing or information booklet all about your chosen animal. You could even create some fact cards.
Springwatch is back! Springwatch 2020 has begun and aims to bring you inspiring stories from the natural world. You can catch-up on any episodes you’ve missed and explore the galleries of amazing, up-close images of wildlife as well as view live wildlife cameras. The new series started on 26 May and will run until 12 June. If you are interested in wildlife, you can join presenters Chris Packham, Gillian Burke and Lolo Williams at 8pm Tuesdays through to Fridays on BBC Two. The programme will broadcast from locations across the UK.
Look out of your window. What wildlife can you see? When you are enjoying exercise outside, take a moment to stop and listen and observe. What birds can you see? Do you know how to identify different birds? Click on the link below to help you:
Become a bird-watcher and make a tally of the different birds you see. There’s a sheet attached at the bottom of the page to help you.
The Ickabog Illustration Competition
It’s competition time again! J.K. Rowling (author of the Harry Potter novels) is publishing an original story, ‘The Ickabog’, online over seven weeks, but she needs your help to illustrate the story. She is inviting children to create the illustrations for her. How exciting! A new instalment of the story and illustration themes will be revealed daily so stay tuned. 34 winning illustrations will be used in a printed version of the story when it is printed in full, which is intended for November 2020. The competition is now open and entries will close at 6pm on Friday 17 July.
If you are a winner, your illustration will be features in ‘The Ickabog’ and you will receive a copy of the book signed by J.K. Rowling herself. You will also receive £500 worth of Hachette children’s books for a school or library of your choice. What a great prize!
Before you start sketching, make sure that you read the illustration instructions carefully. If you do not follow these instructions, your entry will be disqualified.
Remember to ask your adults at home if you are allowed to take part – they will need to submit an entry on your behalf. You can find out more about how to enter by clicking on the link below:
We know how much you enjoyed learning about Shakespeare in school so thought you might like to develop your knowledge further! Explore the fact sheets to learn more about the world that Shakespeare lived in. Find out about the audiences, playhouses, the Globe, London at the time and Shakespeare himself. Did you know that the name ‘box office’ (the place where you buy your theatre tickets today) originated during Shakespeare’s time? This is because then people when to the theatre then, as they entered the building, they had to place their money in a box, which is why the place where audiences pay became known as the box office. Find other interesting facts by reading the different fact sheets!
You can even experience what it would be like to visit Shakespeare’s Globe as the theatre has a virtual tour to enable you to see inside the famous building. The theatre is world-renowned and is located on the bank of the River Thames in London. Click on the image below to be taken to the virtual tour.
Be creative with how you present your findings. You could record them on a scroll by rolling paper or perhaps make your paper look old by staining it with tea.
Please find attached a new Home Learning Pack (Week 3) for this week. Remember to be the teacher and mark your work from last week to see how successful you have been – the answers are attached below.