Week Commencing 22nd June
This week your work will include a really important task for English – this is an opportunity for your work to be immortalized in an end of year book that everyone in the class will get. The key thing here is to be really aware of the deadline and push yourself to meet it.
We hope you are watching the welcome videos each week – this week they have important extra information about the tasks we are setting.
Please also have a look at the class blog – people are posting and it would be really nice if we could get a bit more activity on there so that you can stay in touch in another way.
We understand that some of your high schools are also setting you work and you may wish to priortise this for your home learning. That is completely acceptable if you are finding it hard to juggle what you are being set. If you are coming into school on a Thursday and Friday however, you will need to have looked at the maths and English for the first three days of that week so that you can do the tasks for the days you are in school.
TT ROCKSTARS – Looking at your statistics, I can see that about half of you have accessed TT Rockstars since half term – please don’t let this slip. The tables that cause you the most difficulties are mostly the 7s and 8s so let’s have a real push on those!
As mentioned last week, If you aren’t already a member join your local library and you can read lots of eBooks. See the link below:
The annual Summer Reading Challenge is also taking place online this year, see below. Even if you don’t want to take part the website is worth checking out. They have a section called “Find a Read” and you may like “Book Sorter to get some ideas of what to read. There are also links to eBooks and other websites to help you find books even when the Library is closed!
As we are looking at writing an autobiographical piece about ourselves, you may like to look at Espresso KS2 English – Life Stories to look at some video biographies of famous people. With all the news about Black Lives Matter, we recommend the videos about Nelson Mandela. https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/modules/e2_life_stories/index.html?source=subject-English-KS2-English-Resource%20types
Writing – I would rather you concentrated on getting your autobiographical piece done this week!
There is a new Spelling 2Do revising some words you have learnt. Due 29th June. There is also a sheet attached as a PDF where you can practise the words you have been learning so far this term!
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.
This week for a change why not have a look at: https://www.youtube.com/user/Glennhigginsfitness -There are lots of 5 – 10 minute workouts based round book characters and superheroes – from Elsa and Harry Potter through to Jedi knights – pick one that interests you!
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. This week you only need to follow these plans for Maths – English looks a bit different this week so make sure you read the information for the English really carefully as it is time-critical.
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.
NUMBER 1 PRIORITY this week – English – see the attached sheets.
You will need to click on Maths Learning Pack Week 11 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 11 Hamilton plans:
This week, the emphasis is on long and short multiplication and division with some nice work on scale factors and predicting patterns.
Monday – don’t forget to estimate what your answers will be – this will help you hugely!
Tuesday – I’ve set you a 2do on Purplemash to do with scale factors to go alongside today’s lesson.
Wednesday – you can use your maths to create amazing patterns – today you are going to be investigating the patterns created by using your tables. The lesson uses a 24 point circle but if you want to make a really gorgeous pattern I have given you materials do to one using a 60 point circle as well. I’d love to see some examples of what you have done – don’t forget you can email us a copy of what you’ve done – firstname.lastname@example.org .
Thursday – today asks you to investigate some special numbers – there are lots of level of challenge so pick ones that suit you to begin with and then stretch yourself a bit too! If you need reminding about digital roots there is a sheet for you to have a look at.
Friday – today you will be exploring Pythagorus’ Theorum – don’t worry, it sounds complicated but it isn’t really. If you are not sure about square numbers, just remind yourself by watching this video first: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63qQOYbZS0g You might find it useful to have a calculator today and you WILL need a ruler!
Don’t forget you have squared paper in your maths book so you can draw grids to work on in those.
If you want to see the simple patterns the 1 – 12x tables make have a go at this: https://nrich.maths.org/86 I’ve included a 12 point circle sheet for you to work on.
Happy learning! 😊