Y6 Learning This Week

Week commencing 18/1/20

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 
3.    Spellings
4.    Science 
5.    Topic
6.    Continuous Provision

1.    English

Lesson 1: Today’s lesson is a grammar lesson looking at another type of punctuation: an ellipsis (it looks like this ). We can use these to build suspense, show hesitation or the end of a thought or to show that words have been removed from a quote. Once you have done this lesson, keep hold of your work as it may be useful in any writing we are doing this week. Here are 2 websites to help you with your worksheet that is on the website:



Lesson 2: Today we are going to gathering some different ways of structuring our sentences to make out writing more interesting. We are going to gather examples that will help in our Galapagos Island writing that in in Lesson 4. The lesson looks at ellipses (linking with lesson 1), speech marks, semi-colons, relative clauses and sentence starters. It would be good to see evidence of these when you do your writing.

Lesson 3: In this lesson you are going to plan your piece of writing describing your arrival at the islands of Galapagos. Think about your writing about your fantasy island; this time you need to make sure that your description fits with a real place. On the website there are some pictures and links to videos to help you.

Lesson 4: Having done a clear plan in Lesson 3, you are going to produce a wonderful piece of writing. Use your language bank and plan to produce 3 paragraphs (at least) describing your arrival at the Galapagos Islands as if you were Charles Darwin.

Success Criteria:
Basic punctuation
Expanded noun phrases

Feelings (show not tell)

Lesson 5: Today’s reading lesson is a reading skills session. You will have a short passage to read and then some questions to answer. Remember to try and answer as fully as you can.

2.    Maths

Lesson 1 – Multiply decimals by integers

In this lesson you will be multiplying decimals by integers. Remember to line up your decimal points. Watch the video below and have a go at the worksheet.
Video link: https://vimeo.com/490690764
Worksheet: https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Y6-Spring-Block-1-WO4-Multiply-decimals-by-integers-2019.pdf

Lesson 2 – Divide decimals by integers

Having multiplied decimals by integers we will now do the inverse operation: divide decimals by integers. Again remember to line up your decimal points. Watch the video below and have a go at the worksheet. Hopefully you will see that the work is the opposite of yesterdays.
Video: https://vimeo.com/490691239

Lesson 3 – Division to solve problems

Use this lesson and your division skills to practice your problem solving. Watch the video below and have a go at the worksheet.

Lesson 4 – Decimals as fractions

In this lesson you will learn to write decimals as fractions. Watch the video below and have a go at the worksheet.

Lesson 5 – Fractions to decimals

In this lesson you will be doing the inverse of yesterday’s lesson. You will be writing fractions as decimals. Watch the video below and have a go at the worksheet. Hopefully you will see that the work is the opposite of yesterdays
Video 1https://vimeo.com/491237616

Video 2: https://vimeo.com/491970120

Worksheet 1https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Y6-Spring-Block-1-WO8-Fractions-to-decimals-1-2019.pdf

Worksheet 2: https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Y6-Spring-Block-1-WO9-Fractions-to-decimals-2-2019.pdf

3.    Spellings

 Words this week: receive, achieve, perceive, caffeine, believe, ceiling, chief, transceiver

Lesson 1: Practise your spellings using any method you like (Look, Cover, Write, Check, colouring the words, making the words out of Lego, word patterns). Can you make nay tioher words using these words? E.g. receive -------> receiving 
Lesson 2: Write each of the words that you made in an interesting sentence. Try to include a subordinate clause, a relative clause and some direct speech.
Lesson 3: Ask someone to test on any of the words from this unit.
Lesson 4: Practise 15 words from the Year 5 and 6 word list in your diary. Make sure you choose ones that rea the trickier words to spell and not the ones you already know how to spell.

4.    Science 

Why have some animals changed over time? This lesson will investigate this and give you a chance to use your science skills to explain why different animals have adapted to their habitats. Make sure you look at the instructions for the task carefully as there are certain things that you must include. This video might help


5. Topic

Topic – Geography

Today you are going to find out more about the Galapagos Islands. Use the websites below and the pictures and the information on the website to create a double page spread about the islands. Include information about where they are, what the animal life is like, what plants grow there and what the weather is like.




6.    Continuous Provision



Telling the time




Go to Differentiated Questions or Questions Generator to create some questions for yourself. 

Can you name all the planets?