Y6 Learning This Week

Week commencing 2/11/20

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 – Number
3.    Spellings
4.    Science
5.    Continuous Provision

1.    English

1.    English

Lesson 1: Today’s lesson is the start of our new writing topic: balanced arguments. The first lesson for you to complete is to write a balanced argument for your cold task answering the question: “Should Willy Wonka’s factory be closed down?”. Follow the link to the video (in the PDF at the bottom of the page) and watch it- what do you think about the factory? Is it safe? Are there rules on hygiene in place? Are the Oompa Loompas happy? Consider 3 points “for” and 3 points “against” before writing your argument.

Lesson 2: Toolkit
This lesson involves creating a toolkit for features of a balanced argument. Read the modelled text and annotate it with features that are specific to writing a balanced argument. You can then produce a poster of your findings as this will help you with the warm task next week.

Lesson 3: Grammar skills

Today’s lesson is a grammar focus on subordinate conjunctions. Follow the slides to see examples of conjunctions and then clauses. Complete the sheet with some test questions and then write some sentences of your own. Use the writing from your cold task to start your sentences off and then enhance them with subordinate conjunctions and clauses.

Lesson 4: Grammar
Complete the questions on the grammar sheet (below).

Lesson 5: Reading Skills
Using the sheets, answer the three retrieval questions on the first page and then progress onto the inference question. Highlight the text to make sure that you have evidence to answer the question before you attempt a good written answer. Remember, point, evidence and explain!
After you have attempted the first piece of text, try the second one on your own. 

2.    Maths – Number

Lesson 1:  Equivalent fractions
In this lesson, we are recapping finding equivalent fractions. Remember that equivalent fractions are the same size (think of it as the same amount of cake). Use this video to help you or use the lesson pdf on the website. Then do the worksheet.

Lesson 2: Simplifying fractions
Can you remember how to simplify fractions? Remember you need to find common factors (we did those before half term!). Then divide the numerator and the denominator by that common factor. Watch the video to help then do the worksheet.

Lesson 3: Improper fractions to mixed numbers
An improper fraction is one that has a numerator bigger then the denominator like  15/6. To change it to a mixed number, think of how many wholes can I make out of the fractions I have. So in our example, I can make 2 whole ones (because there are 6/6 in one whole one) with 3 sixths lest over. This will look like this 1 3/6 . This is a mixed number because it is a mix of whole numbers and fractions. 
Here is a video to help https://vimeo.com/467394996 

Lesson 4: Mixed numbers to improper fractions.
I hope that you have successfully completed lesson 3. This will help with today. If I had a mixed number like 1 2/5 , I need to think about how many fifths would be in the whole number (remember 5/(5 ) make a whole one)  and the add that to the fifths I have already. So 1 2/5=  7/5 .
Watch this video to help: https://vimeo.com/468942374 

Lesson 5: Top 5
Have a go at the Top 5 lesson. Try to do a little bit each day rather than all at once. These questions will help with your fluency. 
This website can help you to remember your Roman Numerals: https://www.mathsisfun.com/roman-numerals.html 

3.    Spellings

Here are your spellings for the week:

copy, mystery, reply, carry, mercy, heavy, apply, beauty, rely, busy 

Lesson 1: Use the root words above and these suffixes to make new words –ly, -er, -ed, -ous, -ness, -ing, -ful. Can you use all of the suffixes with all of the root words? 
Lesson 2: Write each of the words that you made in Lesson 1 in an interesting sentence. Try to include a subordinate clause, a relative clause and some direct speech. 
Lesson 3: Practise your spellings using any method you like (Look, Cover, Write, Check, colouring the words, making the words out of Lego, word patterns)  
Lesson 4: Write down some synonyms (words that mean the same) and antonyms (words that mean the opposite) for the words you made in Lesson 1. 
Lesson 5: Ask someone to test on any of the words from this unit.

4.    Science 

Lesson 1: 
This week we are going to round up our work on animal classification. On the website are some questions all about classifying animals. So how many you can do. You can bring them back in when you come back for your teacher to mark. 

Think about the features of different groups of vertebrates. Which ones are cold-blooded? Which ones lay eggs? Which ones have fur? Try to answer using the correct spellings.

5.    Continuous Provision
Use your diary to help you with these quizzes
Countries in Europe https://www.sporcle.com/games/g/europe
Capitals of Europe https://www.sporcle.com/games/g/europecapitals
Roman Numerals snap- a great memory game! https://claritymaths.uk/games/memory/roman-numerals.html