Y6 Learning This Week

Week commencing 29/3/21

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.   Science
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 
You are going to continue a recount of Ernest Shackleton’s epic journey to the Antarctic! In this first lesson you will gather information about his journey in preparation to complete your recount plan tomorrow. Make sure that you read the beginning of the recount and pick out any useful techniques.  Use the slide to help you and then watch the video – make sure you jot down any information that you feel is helpful!
Lesson 2

This is your chance to decide what happened to Shackleton! Remember that this is a factual story so we do not want unicorns appearing in Antarctica, for example! You must make sure that the tone of the beginning of the recount is continued, formality is maintained and the information is true to the story!

Lesson 3
Write – up time! Ensure that you have your plan to hand and you are ready with a sharpened pencil! Ensure that you have used the main techniques and have included good vocabulary and structure to the work! Read it through at regular intervals to check for cohesion. Good luck!

2.    Maths

Lesson 1 
For this lesson, we are going to revise how to measure angles. If you have a protractor at home, that’s great; if you don’t just watch the video to remind yourself how to use one. You don’t need one to be able to do the worksheet.


Lesson 2 
There are 2 videos to help you with this lesson. Last year we looked at finding angles on a straight line and angles around a point. Remember, angles on a straight line add up to 180° and angles around a point add up to 360°


Lesson 3
Our final lesson this week is about angles in a triangle. Do you remember what they add up to? Angles in a triangle add up to 180° just like a straight line. The video will work through how we can use this fact to help us find missing angles. 



3.    Spellings

Here are your words for this week:
Set 1: information, adoration, sensation, preparation, admiration
Set 2: sadly, completely, usually, finally, comically, happily, angrily, gently,
simply, humbly, nobly, basically, frantically, dramatically
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 rea the trickier words to spell and not the ones you already know how to spell.

4.   Topic

Should resources in Antarctica be exploited? This is basically asking if we should dig below the ice and use the oil, gas and coal (amongst other resources) to further human life. You need to use the slides and watch the videos to form an opinion and them construct a balanced argument. Remember that a balanced argument should give both sides of the argument – for and against.  We would suggest that you have a notepad to write down any ideas you have while you are watching the video! Good luck. 

5. Science

There are some revision questions on the website looking at exercise and the circulatory system. How much can you remember from the work we have done?

6.    Continuous Provision

Science: living things

Compare and order numbers up to a million

Go to Differentiated Questions or Questions Generator to create some questions for yourself. 
Can you name all the animals?