w/c Monday 20th April
Continue to join Joe Wicks at 9am for his daily PE lesson on his YouTube channel. It’s a fun way to start the day. Don’t forget to encourage your family to join you!
Continue to use your SATs Revision Guides at home to revise different areas of maths (arithmetic and reasoning) and improve your reading and grammar skills. Remember mark your work by using the answers in the back of your books.
The Saints Foundation
Take part in a quick 5 minute ‘Fast Blast’ high intensity workout with Saints players. There are different videos to choose from and they are easy to follow. You could use this as a fun and active break during your day. There are also English resources to help you refresh your skills and they’re all Saints themed!
From Monday 20 April, Bitesize is expanding. You will be able to access daily Maths and English lessons as well as other core subjects on the website and also on special programmes that are being broadcast of BBC iPlayer and BBC Red Button. There will be new videos, practice tests, games and articles, so make sure you check it out!
Don’t forget to continue to visit White Rose Maths to develop your mathematical knowledge. Watch the lesson, complete the activities and then check your answers.
Get active, have fun and apply your maths skills at the same time! Look at the Maths on the Move Home Challenge Sheet at the bottom of this page!
English and Maths Home Learning Packs
The Hamilton Trust have created free weekly Home Learning packs for each year group for both English and Maths and more will be added each week! From Week 3, the Maths Packs include teaching PowerPoints that explain the concepts, practice activities and support if you are finding any tasks tricky. There are also challenging problem-solving activities to make you really think and apply what you know. The English Packs have revision prompts to remind you of learning and answers are provided so you can check your success. There are notes for your parents too.
Explore the Kids’ Zone on LoveReading4Kids. There are videos from authors talking about the books they’ve written and even giving you story writing tips. Try writing your own story using the advice or ideas from the authors. There are also activities to download, quizzes, competitions to enter and lots more reading-related activities. Have fun discovering this site!
Road Dahl’s website has lots to entertain you! You can listen to and watch your favourite stories being told (and even learn sign language at the same time). Learn from the famous illustrator Quentin Blake himself as he teaches you how to draw some of the most well-loved Roald Dahl characters. It’s fascinating to hear and see how he develops his illustrations. Did you know that he’s illustrated all of Roald Dahl’s books (except one)?
Other famous children’s book illustrators have shared their creations and top tips and CLPE (the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education) have collated these for us to watch. Learn from them and have fun creating your own characters! You could illustrate your own story!
Enjoy listening to a wide range of books for free! You can stream books instantly on desktops, laptops, phones or tablets. You don’t need to sign up, just take a look at the stories, read the synopsis and make a selection to start listening straight away.
Year 6 Story Challenge
As you know, you are going to be creating your own story book! What type of story will it be? Read and research different story genres and explain your findings. What type of plot will your story have? Crime, love, mystery, sci-fi… there’s so many options! Decide upon your story genre.
Create a plan for your story. You could do this as a story map or S-Plan. You could storyboard each chapter, create a story mountain or even come up with your own way of planning!
How does ‘light’ work?
What can you find out about light? How does it travel? How do we see? What are light sources? How are shadows formed? There are some websites below that will help with your research and there’s also a fact sheet attached at the bottom of the page. Record your findings in your Home Learning book.
There’s lots of great videos to help you too:
Discover The Great Indoors
Scouts have put together a range of engaging activities for you to try at home. There are lots to choose from such as making mini-rafts, leaf animals or finding out about fair trade through the activity Fairly Baked Bananas! There’s more than 200 activities ideas to inspire you.
The Eden Project
Are you green fingered? Do you enjoy getting crafty? The Eden Project is an educational charity with a visitor centre in Cornwall which houses the largest rainforest in captivity. They’ve put together many ideas for you to try at home. You can learn more about The Eden Project by investigating the website.
Be a Teacher
Here’s the answers to the previous maths problem. Be the teacher and see how you got on by marking your work!
Chicken and Sheep
A farmer looks across a field of chicken and sheep. He counts 26 heads and 74 legs. How many chicken and sheep does he have?
It’s a very strange time at the moment and you may be feeling worried about what is going on. Please talk about how you are feeling to people at home. It’s far better to talk than to ‘bottle things up’. Please find at the bottom of the page a guide to coronavirus for children. There’s lots of useful information in this guide and it might answer some of the questions you may have about the virus. We are very much looking forward to seeing you all when we are back at school and are thinking of you.