Y6 Learning This Week

Week commencing 21/6/21

If you are isolating at home this week, here are some activities you can have a go at.  These will cover the same objectives as those children who are still at school.
1.    English 
2.    Maths 
3.    Spellings
4.    Topic 
5.    History
6.    Continuous Provision

Remember that reading at least three times a week is still part of your work to do at home. You also have your CGP books to work through. The spelling and measures book are for you to use when you have some spare moments. You can choose the pages you do from those two books.

1.    English

Lesson 1-Reading
Today’s lesson is a reading comprehension that ties in with our English learning for this week: poetry. It is also a funny poem about a twisted nursery rhyme (Humpty Dumpty) so is similar to your twisted fairy tales. Complete the “Fastest Finger First” activity on the lesson input before answering the questions about the text.  Some questions are poetry-based to help you brush up on your skills before tomorrow’s writing lesson.

Lesson 2
Choose a picture and complete a description of the setting. You may like to go straight into the writing or you may find it easier to use the spine poem set-up that we have used in the past. Either way, make sure you are using complex vocabulary and also, don’t forget to think about the five senses! 

Lesson 3
In this lesson you will look at a piece of war poetry titled “In My Box” it is written by a soldier who decided, before he went to war, to take a box full of things that would remind him of home and bring him peace and comfort in the darkest hour. You will need to read the poem and begin to plan your own. Remember the basics of poetry – stanzas, lines and vocabulary. You will also notice that the soldier decided to take some non-material items with him.

Lesson 4 
Look back at your plan from yesterday and start to write. Feel free to read the model text again and use that as a guide in terms of length and content.


2.    Maths

Lesson 1 and 2
For these lessons you are going to practising some arithmetic skills. It is important to keep these going as you approach secondary school.

Lesson 3- The Hanging Basket Investigation
This investigation involves you solving clues to solve a crime. You will need to use your maths skills and take notes as you go through.

Lesson 4- Premier League football
There are lots of things to do in this piece of work. It involves money so you need to calculate carefully. You can use a calculator if it is easier.

Lesson 5- Calculating with fractions
Solve these calculations.  How many can you do?

3.    Spellings

Here are your words for this week:
category, cemetery, committee, communicate, community, competition, conscience, conscious, controversy, convenience

Lesson 1: Write each word twice with your right hand and then twice with your left hand.
Lesson 2: Practise the words you have made using any method you like (Look, Cover, Write, Check, colouring the words, making the words out of Lego, word patterns). 
Lesson 3: Write each of the words 3 times, using a different colour for the vowels (a, e, I, o, u) and the consonants. 
Lesson 4: Ask someone to test on any of the words from this unit.
Lesson 5: Practise 15 words from the Year 5 and 6 word list in your diary. Make sure you choose ones that are the trickier words to spell and not the ones you already know how to spell.

4.   Science

Take your time to read through the slides which detail the main components of electrical circuits. When you are sure you have familiarised yourself with them try to complete the missing word sheet! 

5. History

Today’s History lesson is learning about propaganda posters from World War 2. After looking at a range of posters and exploring how and why they were used, you will have the chance to design your own. You will need to think of a catchy, war-related slogan, before completing a design and colouring it in. Be ready to share these when you return to class!

6.    Continuous Provision

Reflective symmetry

Go to Differentiated Questions or Questions Generator to create some questions for yourself. 
Can you name all the capital cities of Europe?

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