Week Commencing 15th June
This week Mrs Allan’s video is all about staying safe and healthy. Remember how it is really important to keep your hands clean. There is a PDF attached to remind you how to do it “Best Practice Hand Rub” and a PDF about Coughs and Sneezes “Respiratory Hygiene Poster”.
This week some of you will be back in school for some of the time while some of you will still be learning from home. It is important that even if you are in school, you do the tasks set as the teachers in school will be following the daily maths and English plans.
TT ROCKSTARS – I can see that while some of you are still doing your 3 minutes, 3 times a week, nearly half of you haven’t been on at all since half term – please don’t let this slide – you can use it as a means of connecting by playing games against each other in the Arena area. Don’t forget to give yourself a check every couple of weeks by playing 10 games in the studio to check your average time.
If you aren’t already a member join your local library and you can read lots of ebooks. See the link below:
To help children and families during lockdown, J.K. Rowling is publishing her original story, The Ickabog, online for free! Set in an imaginary land, The Ickabog is a stand-alone fairy tale. It is aimed at ages 7-11 but if you would like a light read, you may want to take a look!
A new instalment of the story will be revealed daily at 3pm, Monday to Friday, throughout the course of seven weeks.
You can read the story online at www.theickabog.com/read-the-story/To help children and families during lockdown, J.K. Rowling is publishing her original story, The Ickabog, online for free! Set in an imaginary land, The Ickabog is a stand-alone fairy tale.
A new instalment of the story will be revealed daily at 3pm, Monday to Friday, throughout the course of seven weeks. You can read the story online at: www.theickabog.com/read-the-story/
If you are feeling creative there is an illustration competition too.
Writing- as for last week, there is a 2Do on Purple Mash. Write a book review and then put it in the shared Blog on Shared work to let other people see what you might recommend. You have until 22nd June if you would like to do this.
There is a new Spelling 2Do with different words you should know by now – ending in ible and able! See if you can speed up your time to do them in. Due 22nd June.
Physical Activity – Don’t forget that if you are in school you will be doing some physical activity. It’s up to you what activity you do at home, but it is important to keep a routine going. Rather than setting PE for you each week, try to join in with the Joe Wicks live school workout sessions. Google PE with Joe.
Alternatively, try this challenge card – it’s aimed at Y6 children – try to do it every day over the school week – what improvements can you see as you do it?
English and Maths
To give your child a set of fully planned and accessible tasks to do at home, we are recommending Hamilton Trust’s website. They have a daily lesson for both English and Maths for Year 6. There are five lessons for each subject and there are different levels of challenge in them – just click on the link below –
https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/ Then scroll down to the “From our blog” feature and you will find the “Learning at Home Packs ” picture – click on that to find the plans for your child.
You will need to click on Maths Learning Pack Week 10 and English Learning Pack Week 10 to download the materials for this week.
Don’t forget that you have your CGP revision and workbooks for maths and English – if you are finding any of the Hamilton Tasks a bit difficult, go back and have a look at that section in these.
Maths – Week 10 Hamilton plans:
This week, the first two days are about using factors of numbers to help you do some multiplication and division questions mentally. So for example, to do 15 x 6 you could do 15 x 3 x 2 or to do 232 ÷ you could do 232 ÷ 2 ÷ 2 ÷ 2
I’ve set you a “2do” in Purple Mash – it’s mental calculations – some are really easy, but try to use factors where you can so that you are doing the answers in your head, not on paper!
There’s a really nice investigation for you on digital roots too if you fancy a challenge!
On Wednesday you can get creative using translation/rotation/reflection to generate tile patterns.
On Thursday and Friday you can explore ratio using the Fibonacci sequence – if you follow the maths, you will be able to draw a perfect spiral. The Powerpoint I’ve added will give you some good background as well as some extra challenges for exploring this special number sequence. You might find a calculator useful for some of this work.
Don’t forget you have squared paper in your maths book so you can draw grids to work on in those.
If you fancy a game which challenges you factors and multiples knowledge try this: https://nrich.maths.org/factorsandmultiples there is an interactive version if you scroll down. How long a chain can you make?
English – Week 10 Hamilton Plans
This week is linked to Lockdown and the people who help us at this time. There is some grammar work on apostrophes, extended noun phrases and it finishes with a very relevant poem by Michael Rosen. If you are interested in finding out more about him (he was the Children’s Laureate a few years ago) check out his website:
Day 1: for 1 Peak do questions 1 and 3 – come up with 6 ideas. 2 Peaks do questions 1,2,3. 3 Peaks do 1,2,3 and come up with 8 ideas for question 3. 3 Peak do all, plus Fun-time Extra.
Day 2: for 1 Peak and 2 Peak do questions 1 and 2. For 3 Peak do questions 1,2,3.
Day 3: is not that difficult so I would like you to do all 3 questions whatever Peak you are on.
Day 4: for 1 Peak do questions 1 and 2. 2 Peaks do questions 1,2,3. 3 Peaks do questions 1,2,3 and Fun-time Extra.
Day 5: for 1 Peak do question 1,2 and 3 choosing one profession. 2 Peaks question 1,2,3 and two professions. 3 Peaks 1,2,3 and all four professions.
Happy learning! 😊