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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 1- Week 5

 

Tasks – Share a story with your family every day and complete the Core reading and writing tasks below.

 

W/C 18/05/20

Core Activity

Additional Activity

Monday

Reading session

 

Read chapters 6, 7 and 8 from the book.   If you are finding the text difficult to read/understand you can have it read to you by following the link below.  Stop at the end of chapter 8.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDT3DJKXezw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pm6_MKwqis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvghTQLnuSU

 

Once you have read the above chapters, answer the following questions about chapter 8:

  1. How do you think Willie feels starting school?
  2. Why can’t Willie be in the same class as his friends?
  3. How does Willie feel about being in Mrs Black’s class? Pick out two things that describe how he feels (Refer to page 120).
  4. When Willie tells Tom he is with ‘the babies’ how does try to help him?
  5. When Willie is practising writing his name he starts to sweat and feel frightened.  Why do you think that is?
  6. What does Willie compare writing his name to?
  7. What advice would you give Willie to help him?

 

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

Read chapter 9 from the book.  If you are finding the text difficult to read/understand you can have it read to you by following the link below.  Stop at the end of chapter 9.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOlPmFIWOqQ

 

Create a story map for the story so far considering the key events and the different emotions that Will has experienced.  Divide your paper into boxes and draw a picture to represent each chapter or key event.  Once you have finished, use your story map to retell the story to a member of your family. 

 

Share your completed story map by sending to the year 6 email address or on class dojo.

 

 

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

Following the story mapping session, what other events might be important to Will; what might help us to understand what is in his head?

 

Look at the sheet ‘Character Inference.’  Re-read key sections of the text in which William’s emotions and perspective are revealed: pages 13, 18, 31, 41, 66. What impression do we get of Will’s character?  Following this, repeat the same activity, but this time focusing on the perspective and feelings of Mister Tom. Find your own sections of the text that we have read so far that you believe revel this to the reader and complete the second column on the ‘Character Inference’ sheet.

 

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/

Friday

Re-read chapter 9 from the book.  If you are finding the text difficult to read/understand you can have it read to you by following the link below.  Stop at the end of chapter 9.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOlPmFIWOqQ

 

Today and tomorrow you will be writing in role as Mister Tom, and retelling the story so far by reflecting on his initial experiences as the host of the evacuee William.  Before writing in role, look over all the different work completed this week and last week.  Consider how his version of the story would start. Begin by describing the scene on Tom’s doorstep when the billeting officer was stood there with William.  Look back at your story-map to help you to sequence events, which will allow you to focus on the language and content of your story.

 

Write your retelling of the story from Mister Tom’s perspective over the next two days.

 

Remember to:

*Write in first person as Mister Tom.

* Use a range of devices to aid cohesion (adverbials, synonyms, pronouns and conjunctions).

*Organise your writing into paragraphs.

*Describe settings.

*Include correctly punctuated dialogue to advance the action.

*Include the thoughts and feelings of the character.

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.

 

English

Summer 2 - Week 1

Text: Goodnight Mister Tom

Tasks – Share a story with your family every day and complete the Core reading and writing tasks below.

 

W/C 01/06/20

Core Activity

Additional Activity

Monday

Read chapter 10 from the book.   If you are finding the text difficult to read/understand you can have it read to you by following the link below.  Stop at the end of chapter 10.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3XwBFaZ1Ns

 

A central character in the book, who has a profound impact on Will’s emotional journey is Zach. Re-visit the part of the book where Will sees Zach for the first time (page 46).

 

Discuss Will’s initial opinion of Zach.

 

Move on to exploring the sections of the book in which Will and Zach’s friendship flourishes.

 

Complete the table to compare the Zach and Will’s characters.

 

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

Reading Session

 

Read chapters 11, 12 and 13 from the book.   If you are finding the text difficult to read/understand you can have it read to you by following the link below.  Stop at the end of chapter 13.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvvnqvrkZAI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RXSZM3754U

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=im9xgbviOac

 

Now answer the following questions:

  1. Why did Mister Tom have a scowl on his face when he was sat at the organ?
     
  2. Why was Willie singing up to the ceiling?

 

  1. What is meant by the term poker-faced?

 

  1. Why did Alec look embarrassed?

 

  1. Why was it a contrast to follow the hymn ‘Glory to the new born King’ with ‘Silent Night’?

 

  1. Why were Willie’s eyes filling up with emotion?

 

  1. What does Tom mean when he accuses the choir of being a ‘a good cure for insomnia’?

 

 

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/Thursday

Read aloud chapter 14 to someone else at home, at the end of the chapter it is revealed that Will has been summoned home by his mother.  If you are finding the text difficult to read/understand you can have it read to you by following the link below.  Stop at the end of chapter 14.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nW4b5PYmBW0

 

Return to the outlines you completed of Willie and Tom’s personalities and feelings from week 4. Consider how much Willie has changed since his evacuation.

 

Ask the children to consider how Will must be feeling at this point; knowing what could face him on his return to London.

 

Write another entry for Willie’s journal exploring his feelings on the eve of his return. children could then write a diary entry exploring his feelings on the eve of his return.  You will write your journal over the next two days- so it gives you time to add plenty of detail and to edit/improve after.

 

Set your journal out as follows (the headings are to give you ideas, you will need to write in complete sentences to form paragraphs):

 

(Date)

 

Paragraph 1- Willie’s thoughts about being summoned back to London by his mum- why does he think she wants him to go back?

 

Paragraph 2- Willie’s feelings about returning home to his mother and being back in London.

 

Paragraph 3- How Willie feels about leaving Mister Tom and his friends, particularly Zach behind.

 

William

 

In your journal include the following things:

*First person

*Past tense

*Feelings of the character.

*Create cohesion within and between paragraphs by using a range of conjunctions and adverbials of time and place e.g. When into bed or Sitting at the dinner table.

*Expanded noun phrases.

*Vary sentence types (see SATs boot camp for revision on different types of clauses).

 

Read through what you have written to edit and improve.  Check your writing for spelling and punctuation errors.  Look at the success criteria above.  Have you included everything into your writing?  Choose two sentences to improve.

 

If you can word process or take a photo of your handwritten journal please send them to the year group email address or post on Class Dojo for your teacher to read.

 

 

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.

 

Friday

Read chapter 15.  If you are finding the text difficult to read/understand you can have it read to you by following the link below.  Stop at the end of chapter 15.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOIQk0gB6HI

 

Look again at this part of the chapter:

On the way to the station Willie and Tom do not speak: they had both felt too numb.  Willie held Sammy tightly and stared through blurred eyes down at the leather.  Tom kept his eyes on the road.

 

Make notes about what each character is thinking at this point and why.  For Willie look back at your journal from yesterday to help.

 

Willie is thinking ...

 

Tom is thinking ...

 

When Willie and Tom say goodbye they are both emotional.  Pick out some words and phrases to describe how they act (page 218).

 

 

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.

 

Maths

Summer 1 - Week 5

 

Complete the core activity outlined on the timetable and an additional activity.

 

W/C 18.5.20

Core Activity

Additional Activity

Monday

 

Multiply fractions by integers

 

Click on the link below and select Week 4 – Lesson 1.

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

 

Watch the video and complete the activity.

 

Think about the following:

An integer is a whole number.

When multiplying a fraction by a whole number, we are finding that fraction of the whole number.

https://www.satsbootcamp.co.uk/

 

Revise – Day 7 – Tests & Quizzes – Multiply fraction by number 1, Multiply fraction by number 2

Tuesday

 

Multiply fractions by fractions

 

Click on the link below and select Week 4 – Lesson 2.

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

 

Watch the video and complete the activity.

 

Think about the following

When multiplying a fraction by a fraction, you are finding that fraction of whatever you are multiplying by. 

When you multiply something by a fraction, will you be making your number bigger or smaller? Why?

https://www.satsbootcamp.co.uk/

 

Revise – Day 7 – Learn – How to multiply fractions.

Wednesday

 

Divide fractions by integers

 

Click on the link below and select Week 4 – Lesson 3

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

 

Watch the video and complete the activity.

 

Think about the following

An integer is a whole number.

When you divide a fraction by an integer, you are splitting the whole up into more pieces, so you need to multiply the denominator by the whole number.

https://www.satsbootcamp.co.uk/

 

Revise – Day 7 – Games -  Escape from fraction manor

Thursday

 

Fraction of an amount

 

Click on the link below and select

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

 

Watch the video and complete the activity.

 

Think about the following

To find a fraction of an amount, you first need to divide the amount (the whole) by how many equal parts it is split into (the denominator) to find the value of each part.

Then, if you want to know the value of more than one part, you need to multiply this value by the number of parts of the whole that you want (the numerator).

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/

zhdwxnb/articles/zyrj7ty

 

 

Watch the video and answer the football fractions questions.

Friday

 

Friday maths challenge

 

Click on the link below and select Week 4 – Friday Challenge

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

 

 

https://www.satsbootcamp.co.uk/

 

Revise – Day 7 – Practice Questions – Test yourself

Maths

Summer 2 - Week 1

 

Complete the core activity outlined on the timetable and an additional activity.

 

W/C 01.06.20

Core Activity

Additional Activity

Monday

 

Multiply by 10, 100 and 1000

 

Click on the link below and select Week 5 - Lesson 1

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

 

Watch the video and complete the activity.

 

Think about the following:

When multiplying by 10, 100 or 1000, the digits in your place value grid move to the left.

When dividing by 10, 100 or 1000, the digits in your place value grid move to the right.

https://www.satsbootcamp.co.uk/

 

Revise – Day 3 – Learn – Multiply and divide by 0, 1 10 and 100.

Tuesday

 

Multiply decimals by integers

 

Click on the link below and select Week 5 – Lesson 2

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

 

Watch the video and complete the activity.

 

Think about the following:

An integer is a whole number.

You can multiply a decimal by an integer using the column method.

When multiplying a decimal by an integer, every digit in the decimal number needs to be multiplied by the integer. 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/

z27xsbk/revision/5

 

Practise multiplying decimals by integers.

Wednesday

 

Divide decimals by integers

 

Click on the link below and select Week 5 – Lesson 3

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

 

Watch the video and complete the activity.

 

Think about the following:

You can divide a decimal by an integer using the bus stop method.

When using bus stop method to divide a decimal by an integer, you must make sure to keep the decimal in the same place in your answer.

You can also divide a decimal by an integer using the partitioning method. You can partition your decimal into two or more numbers that are easily divisible by your divisor.

Partitioning means to split up a number into two or more numbers which add together to make the original number.

https://www.satsbootcamp.co.uk/

 

Revise – Day 8 – Tests & Quizzes – Divide decimals: quiz

Thursday

 

Decimals as fractions

 

Click on the link below and select Week 5 – Lesson 4

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

 

Watch the video and complete the activity.

 

Think about the following:

There are 10 tenths in 1 whole. This can be represented as 110 or 0.1.

In order to convert a fraction to a decimal, it is easier if you first find an equivalent with a denominator of 10 or 100.

https://www.satsbootcamp.co.uk/

 

Revise – Day 10 – Games – Matching game

Friday

 

Friday maths challenge

 

Click on the link below and select Friday Maths Challenge

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

 

 

https://www.satsbootcamp.co.uk/

 

Revise – Day 8 – Practice questions – Test yourself

Grammar and Spelling

Summer 1 - Week 5

 

Complete the core activity outlined on the timetable and an additional activity.

Grammar support websites:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhrrd2p

https://www.theschoolrun.com/primary-grammar-glossary-for-parents

 

W/C 18.5.20

Core Activity

Additional Activity

Monday

Spelling Test

www.satsbootcamp.co.uk

Click Practice SATs Tests tab- click Spelling Test tab- Complete test 5

 

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 4

 

Complete a section of your Grammar Rising Stars Revision Guide.


 

 

Wednesday

Standard English: Learn
 

www.satsbootcamp.co.uk
Click Revise tab- Day 18: Standard English
Work through the learn section.

 

www.satsbootcamp.co.uk

 

Click Revise tab- Day 18: Standard English - Games.

 

Thursday

 

Standard English: Tests and Quizzes
 

www.satsbootcamp.co.uk

Click Revise tab- Day 18: Standard English
– Work through the tests and quizzes section.

 

www.satsbootcamp.co.uk

 

Click Revise tab- Day 18: Standard English - Games.

 

Friday

 

Standard English: Test Yourself

 

www.satsbootcamp.co.uk

Click Revise tab- Day 18: Standard English
-Complete the test yourself.

 

www.satsbootcamp.co.uk

 

Click Revise tab- Day 18: Standard English - Games.

 

Spelling and Grammar

Summer 2 - Week 1

 

Complete the core activity outlined on the timetable and an additional activity.

Grammar support websites:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhrrd2p

https://www.theschoolrun.com/primary-grammar-glossary-for-parents

 

W/C 01.06.20

Core Activity

Additional Activity

Monday

www.satsbootcamp.co.uk

 

Spelling Test

 

Click Practice SATs Tests tab- click Spelling Test tab- Complete test 6

 

Complete a section of your Grammar Rising Stars Revision Guide.

Tuesday

 

www.satsbootcamp.co.uk

 

SPaG Short Test

 

Click Practice SATs Tests tab- click SPaG Short Answers tab- Complete test 5

 

Complete a section of your Grammar Rising Stars Revision Guide.

Wednesday

www.satsbootcamp.co.uk

 

Click Revise tab- Day 13: Conjunctions – Work through the learn section.

 

www.satsbootcamp.co.uk

 

Click Revise tab- Day 13: Conjunctions - Games.

 

Thursday

 

www.satsbootcamp.co.uk

 

Click Revise tab- Day 13: Conjunctions – Work through the tests and quizzes section.

 

www.satsbootcamp.co.uk

 

Click Revise tab- Day 13: Conjunctions - Games.

 

Friday

 

www.satsbootcamp.co.uk

 

Click Revise tab- Day 13: Conjunctions - Complete the test yourself.

 

www.satsbootcamp.co.uk

 

Click Revise tab- Day 13: Conjunctions - Games.

 

Art

Summer 1 - Week 5

 

W/C 18.5.20

Core Activity

Additional Activity

Monday

This week we are going to find out all about Pop Art, and make some of our own. Write down what you remember about Pop Art, including the names of any artists. Then Watch this video, and write some bullet points about Pop Art to show what you have learned and help you remember.

 https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/explore/what-is/pop-art

 

Tuesday

We are going to focus on one particular Pop Artist, Andy Warhol. Warhol used screen printing to bring art to a mass audience. Watch this video about a screen printer. https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/explore/kids-view/meet-printmaker

Now research Andy Warhol, and make a list of some of the common things and famous people that he made prints of.

 

Wednesday

Go to the Tate website page here:

https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/make/paint-draw/make-pop-art-warhol

Scroll down to “Make a selfie artwork”. If you can, take a selfie and print it out 6 times in Black and white. If you don’t have a printer, draw a self portrait then trace it, but don’t shade it too much. Next, use colouring pens, paint or pencils to colour each portrait in bright colours like Andy Warhols screen prints.

 

Thursday

 

Finish colouring your Andy Warhol self-portraits. Remember Julian Opie? Look at this website to see some of his paintings from 1999. Can you draw and paint/colour a self-portrait in the style of Julian Opie?

 https://www.julianopie.com/?year=1999

Share your work on the Tate website here:

https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/gallery

Get an adult to share it on the Southwood Facebook page.

Friday

 

Take the quiz - Which Pop Artist are You? https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/games-quizzes/quiz-which-pop-artist-are-you

Now use Google to investigate your artist, and write down what you’ve learned, or make a powerpoint presentation on that artist.

Try some more activities here:

https://www.tate.org.uk/kids

Design and Technology

Summer 2 - Week 1

Bridges

 

W/C 01.06.20

Core Activity

Additional Activity

Monday

Making a Model Bridge

Watch the video of the man making a model Bridge

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTUxxv1RJIY

 

Make a story board to show the different stages of how the bridge was made. You should divide a piece of paper into 6, 8 or 10 squares. In order, draw the main steps in the process of making the bridge. You might want to add an explanation and labels to your drawing.

 

Upload your story boards to the class Dojo.

 

Famous Bridges

Look at the ‘Famous Bridges’ worksheet.

Pick your favourite and do some research about it.
 

Think about when it was built and any special features or exciting history facts.

 

Send us your research on class dojo.

Tuesday

Beam Bridges

Research Beam Bridges on the internet. Draw some examples and post them on Dojo. Can you make this bridge with materials at home? If you can, take a photo and upload to Dojo.

 

Truss Bridges

Research Truss Bridges on the internet. Draw some examples and post them on Dojo. Can you make this bridge with materials at home? If you can, take a photo and upload to Dojo.

Paper Bridge
Create a paper bridge that can hold the biggest weight.

 

Create your bridge and add pennies (or any other items). Send us a picture of your bridge plus the weight it can hold.

 

We will compare this with everyone in your class to see who built the strongest paper bridge.

 

Can you identify what type of bridge you have built?

Wednesday

Arch Bridges

Research Arch Bridges on the internet. Draw some examples and post them on Dojo. Can you make this bridge with materials at home? If you can, take a photo and upload to Dojo.

 

Cantilever Bridges

Research Cantilever Bridges on the internet. Draw some examples and post them on Dojo. Can you make this bridge with materials at home? If you can, take a photo and upload to Dojo.

World’s Most Beautiful Bridges
Do some research and find an exciting bridge that has some interesting architecture.

 

Sketch the bridge as best you can, trying to include as much detail as possible.  

 

Send us your picture on class dojo.
 

Thursday

 

Suspension Bridges

Research Suspension Bridges on the internet. Draw some examples and post them on Dojo. Can you make this bridge with materials at home? If you can, take a photo and upload to Dojo.

 

Cable Stayed Bridges

Research Cable Stayed on the internet. Draw some examples and post them on Dojo. Can you make this bridge with materials at home? If you can, take a photo and upload to Dojo.

What type of bridge?
Imagine you were to make a bridge from Portsmouth to the Isle of Wight

 

What type of bridge would you create and why?
 

Use all the information and vocabulary you have learned this week to support your argument.

 

You can even sketch the bridge on a map.

 

Friday

 

Design and Make

Using what you have learnt about bridges, design your model bridge that can be made with household materials.

 

Share your designs and models on your class Dojo.

Test it

Test your bridge and then evaluate by answering the following questions:

  • How much weight can it hold and for how long?
     
  • What was successful about your bridge and the building process?
     
  • Did you have any problems whilst building? What were they and how did you resolve them?
     
  • What might you change if you were to make it again in the future?

 

Reading Resources

Design and Technology Resources

Please also take a look at our webpage Music @ Southwood for further activities
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