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This page has been set up to support home learning for Year 6 pupils whilst the school is closed due to Coronavirus.  Each week, a Home Learning Overview will be uploaded by 8am Monday morning for parents/carers to access, along with additional resources and web-based links for pupils to explore.  Should you have any questions or wish to request a login and password reminder for online resources, please contact the Year 6 teachers via email using this email address: year6@southwood.bardaglea.org.uk. One of our Year 6 team will check the inbox on a daily basis and get back to you as soon as possible.  Please note that we are setting Home Learning activities to support routine and education, however we do not expect parents to teach new concepts and we understand that many of you are trying to work from home too.  At the very least, pupils should be encouraged to read every day and practise arithmetic skills.  We urge families to follow Government guidance and to stay safe.

English 

Summer 2 - Week 7

 

For the rest of the summer term we are going to be focusing on the text ‘A story like the wind’ by Gill Lewis.  Please collect a copy of the book from the school office if you have not done so already.  It is important that you follow the planning and only read the pages that are given for each day as they match the activities for you to complete.  All resources for the lessons can be accessed on the school website https://www.southwoodprimary.co.uk/year-6/ by scrolling to the bottom of the page.  They can also be collected from the school office on a Monday or Tuesday between 11am-1pm.

 

W/B 13/07/20

Core Activity

Additional Activity

Monday

This week you are going to be planning and writing the story of the stallion race from the Dark Lord’s point of view.

 

Re-read pages 46-53.  This is written by the author in the 3rd person.

 

Planning:

Imagine if the Dark Lord was writing his version of the stallion race. How might his story be different if he was writing to justify his behaviour?

 

Use the planning sheet to support you with your ideas.

 

 

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Read a free library e-book.  You will need to ask a parent to create an account by registering on the website.

 

Lexia- Selected children only- children who have an account have already received their log in details.

 

Tuesday

Use your planning sheet to write the first two paragraphs of the stallion race from the Dark Lord’s point of view.

 

Paragraph 1: The arrival of the Dark Lord

-Include his thoughts of the other horses and their riders.

-A description of his horse.

 

Paragraph 2: The Dark Lord’s thoughts about what would happen if another horse won the race.

 

In your writing:

  • Write in the first person, from the perspective of the Dark Lord.
  • Include dialogue, punctuated correctly.
  • Use a range of punctuation e.g.  : : - ( )
  • Vary sentence openers (adverbials, time conjunctions).
  • Use expanded noun phrases.
  • Use a range of sentence types (relative clauses, subordinate clauses)

 

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/

Listen to David Walliams read from one of his stories at 11am or catch up from audio stories from last week.

 

Lexia- Selected children only- children who have an account have already received their log in details

 

Wednesday

Use your planning sheet to write the next two paragraphs of the stallion race from the Dark Lord’s point of view.

 

Paragraph 3: The beginning of the race

-The Dark Lord and his stallion being out in front.

 

Paragraph 4: The Dark Lord and white stallion being shoulder to shoulder as they approached the finish line.

 

In your writing:

  • Write in the first person, from the perspective of the Dark Lord.
  • Include dialogue, punctuated correctly.
  • Use a range of punctuation e.g.  : : - ( )
  • Vary sentence openers (adverbials, time conjunctions).
  • Use expanded noun phrases.
  • Use a range of sentence types (relative clauses, subordinate clauses)

 

Complete an activity from the Reading Activity Log based on your core text.

 

Lexia- Selected children only- children who have an account have already received their log in details.

 

Thursday

Use your planning sheet to write the final two paragraphs of the stallion race from the Dark Lord’s point of view.

 

Paragraph 5: The black stallion falling with the Dark Lord, meaning the white stallion wins.

 

Paragraph 6: The Dark Lord’s reaction to losing the race.

-What does he want as compensation?

 

In your writing:

  • Write in the first person, from the perspective of the Dark Lord.
  • Include dialogue, punctuated correctly.
  • Use a range of punctuation e.g.  : : - ( )
  • Vary sentence openers (adverbials, time conjunctions).
  • Use expanded noun phrases.
  • Use a range of sentence types (relative clauses, subordinate clauses)

 

Complete a section of your Reading Rising Stars Revision guide.

 

Lexia- Selected children only- children who have an account have already received their log in details.

 

Friday

Read through your story of the stallion race told from the perspective of the Dark Lord.

 

Check that you have done the following:

  • Written in the first person, from the perspective of the Dark Lord.
  • Included dialogue, punctuated correctly.
  • Used a range of punctuation e.g.  : : - ( )
  • Varied sentence openers (adverbials, time conjunctions).
  • Used expanded noun phrases.
  • Used a range of sentence types (relative clauses, subordinate clauses)

 

Improve any sentences using the above criteria.

Check your spelling using a dictionary or online dictionary.

Check your writing is punctuated correctly (full stops, capital letters, commas, apostrophes, inverted commas etc).

 

Send your final draft of the story to your class teacher on Class Dojo or by email to the email address at the top of the page.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Read a free library e-book.  You will need to ask a parent to create an account by registering on the website.

 

Lexia- Selected children only- children who have an account have already received their log in details.

 

Maths

Summer 2 - Week 7

 

W/C 13.07.20

Core Activity

Additional Activity

Monday

Add and Subtract integers

 

Click on the link below:
https://vimeo.com/434743751

 

Watch the video and complete the activity.

 

Think about:
Place value – are all your digits in the correct place

Can you use counters/cubes to help you?

Exchange when a column reaches more than 10

 

Need help:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6jhpg8

https://www.satsbootcamp.co.uk – Day 1 and 2 - Learn

 

 

Choose whether the statement is true always, sometimes or never.

Adding two digit numbers will give a 4 digit number

 

Prove your choice.

 

https://www.satsbootcamp.co.uk

(Day 1 and 2 – Games – Test and Quizzes)

 

 

 

Tuesday

Multiply up to a 4-digit number by a 2-digit number

Click on the link below:
https://vimeo.com/434744388

Watch the video and complete the activity.

 

Think about:
Use what you know to make a prediction

Include a place holder when multiplying by a multiple of 10

 

 

Need help:

Try using a grid first to help you

 

https://www.satsbootcamp.co.uk – Day 3 – Learn

 

True or False:

The greatest answer you can get when multiplying a 4 digit number by a 2 digit number is 999,999

 

Prove your choice.

 

 

https://ttrockstars.com

 

 

https://www.satsbootcamp.co.uk

(Day 3 - Games – Test and Quizzes)

 

 

Wednesday

Short Division

Click on the link below:
https://vimeo.com/434744723

Watch the video and complete the activity.

 

 

Need help:

Use a place value grid and counters
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z36tyrd/articles/zgxdfcw

https://www.satsbootcamp.co.uk – Day 4 – Learn

 

True or False:

Both questions will have the same answer?

 

Prove your choice

 

https://ttrockstars.com

 

https://www.satsbootcamp.co.uk

(Day 4 - Games – Test and Quizzes)

Thursday

Mental Calculations

Click on the link below:
https://vimeo.com/434746112

Watch the video and complete the activity.

 

Think about:

Use different strategies (which one suits you best/works best for the calculation)
- partition

-rounding and adjusting

-counting on

-constant difference

-double and half

-factors
 

 

Need help:

Pick the strategy that works for you

Use what you already know to help you
 

True or False:

To estimate 17 x 9.2 we can round 9.2 to 10?

 

Prove your choice.

 

 

https://www.satsbootcamp.co.uk

(Practise SATs Test – Arithmetic Test 10)

Friday

Friday maths challenge 

 

Click on the link below and select
Summer Week 11 - Friday Maths Challenge

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

 

 

https://www.satsbootcamp.co.uk

(Practise SATs Test – Arithmetic Test 11)

Grammar and Spelling

Summer 2 - Week 7

 

W/C 13.07.20

Core Activity

Additional Activities

Monday

Spelling Test

www.satsbootcamp.co.uk 

Click Practice SATs Tests tab- click Spelling Test tab- Complete test 12

 

Complete a section of your Grammar Rising Stars Revision Guide.

 

Practise any spellings you got wrong this week.

Tuesday 

SPaG Short Test

 

www.satsbootcamp.co.uk 
Click Practice SATs Tests tab- click SPaG Short Answers tab- Complete test 11

 

Complete a section of your Grammar Rising Stars Revision Guide.


 

 

Wednesday

Reading Skills: Reading Exercise
 

www.satsbootcamp.co.uk 
Click Revise tab- Day 19: Reading Skills

-  Complete at least one reading exercise

 

www.satsbootcamp.co.uk 

 

Click Revise tab- Day 25: Let’s have some fun- Games

 

Thursday

 

Reading Skills: Tests and Quizzes
 

www.satsbootcamp.co.uk 
Click Revise tab- Day 19: Reading Skills

-  Complete at least one reading exercise

 

www.satsbootcamp.co.uk 

 

Click Revise tab- Day 25: Let’s have some fun – Tests and Quizzes

 

Friday

 

Reading Skills:  Tests and Quizzes

 

www.satsbootcamp.co.uk 
Click Revise tab- Day 19: Reading Skills

-  Complete at least one reading exercise

 

www.satsbootcamp.co.uk 

 

Click Revise tab- Pick a topic you want to practise

 

PSHE Week

Summer 2 - Week 7

Southwood’s Book of Hopes: Our Lockdown Stories

 

For our PSHE Week, we would like the children to share their Lockdown experiences, real or otherwise so that they could become a part of our book of hopes. The aim of the Southwood Book of Hopes is to encourage our children to not only be creative with their writing but to also share their thoughts, feelings and experiences during the Lockdown. They can either make up stories or write their own experiences. The book of hopes will include all the amazing work created by the children as an inspiration for children in the future to feel inspired by their stories.

 

13.7.20

Core Activity

Monday

 

Spend some time studying the Book of Hopes by the National Literacy Trust (follow the link below). Browse through the contents pages and read some of the pieces that stand out to you.

 

Think about:

Which of the pieces stand out to you?

What do you like about them? 

 

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/9-12/book-hopes/

 

Tuesday

As stated above, as a school, we are going to create our own book of hopes, made up of pupil pieces of writing or art. Today you are going to begin to think about the piece that you are going to create. From the list below, pick three words that you think reflect a part (big or small) of your experience of The Lockdown.

 

Kindness

Nature

Animals

Family

Adventure

Fun

 

Now that you have chosen your three words, create three spider diagrams with one of the words in the centre of each. Around the word, note down experiences you have had during lockdown that relate to that word.

 

Wednesday

Today you are going to plan your piece.  Look back to the spider diagrams that you created yesterday. Out of the three words you selected, select one of the words which will form the overall theme of your piece.

 

Consider whether you would like your piece to be based on fiction or fact.

 

Next, you need to decide what form your piece will take. Decide whether or not you would like to create a short story, a poem, a story through art, a reflective non-fiction piece, or a drawing.

 

If you want to write a short story, think back and look back to some of the short stories that stood out to you when reading The Book of Hope on Monday, https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/9-12/book-hopes/ , to gain some inspiration.

 

If you want to write a poem – take a look at Say Something Nice on page 36 in The Book of Hopes -  https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/9-12/book-hopes/

or Hope: Learning the Language of Birds on page 76, https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/9-12/book-hopes/  to gain inspiration.  

 

If you want to write a reflective non-fiction piece, take a look at the True Stories section of The Book of Hopes (from page 141-147), https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/9-12/book-hopes/ to gain some inspiration.

 

If you want to create a drawing, take a look at the pictures that accompany each section of The Book of Hopes, https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/9-12/book-hopes/

to gain some inspiration.

 

After gaining some inspiration from the above pieces, use your notes from yesterday on your selected theme to create a plan for your piece. 

 

If you are creating a piece of writing, note down the key ideas and points you want to get across.

Think about:

How will it begin? Will you write it in the first or third person? Whose point of view will it be from? Will it be a true story or a work of fiction?

 

If you are creating a drawing, think about what will appear in your picture.

Think about:

Will it be a literal representation of something? Will it be an abstract picture? Whose perspective will the picture be taken from?

 

Try to be as detailed as you can when noting down your ideas as this will help you tomorrow!

 

Thursday/ Friday

 It’s time to create your piece!

 

Using your notes from yesterday, and inspiration from The Book of Hopes if needed, create your piece.

 

Remember that there is no right or wrong way to reflect on your experience of The Lockdown, so have fun whilst you create!

 

Parents/carers at home, please can you send in your children’s work to their class teachers either on Class Dojo or through to year6@southwood.bardaglea.org.uk so that they can be included in our book of hopes.

 

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