Good morning Y6!
I hope you’re well and staying happy and healthy. If you need any help or want to ask any questions, please don’t hesitate to send an email to [email protected]!
First, watch this little video from me!
Here’s this week’s learning.
In school, this week, we’re focusing on arithmetic and reasoning.
Children should use these resources:
- Place value end of topic assessment worksheet, answers
- Solving problems with logic worksheet, answers
- Four operations part one worksheet, answers
- Four operations part two worksheet, answers
- Y5 recap – reasoning worksheet, answers
You don’t have to print the worksheets. Your child can write or draw their answers on paper. Your child’s learning will be most effective if you sit with them to pause the clip and check / praise / support your child as the clip moves on.
Practise times tables on Times Table Rockstars, too. We’re concentrating on a mix of times tables, so your child should focus on the times table they find most difficult. Email me if you need your child’s login and password details.
(Suggested time: 30 minutes of Maths and 15 minutes of Rockstars daily)
Look on the homework page to find this week’s spellings. Your child should complete one task each day.
- Day 1: Generate more words linked to the spelling pattern or ‘rule’. (You could look out for the words in the book you’re reading at home, or any other text, like a website linked to our learning about paper aeroplanes and origami.)
- Day 2: Practise the spellings using two of the ideas in our Super Spelling Strategies Guide . (Set yourself and others at home a challenge of using some of the words when you’re speaking, too!)
- Day 3: Write separate sentences, each containing one of the spellings. (Don’t forget to show off really neat handwriting and make sure you sentence starts with a capital letter and ends with a full stop, exclamation mark (!) or question mark (?).
- Day 4: Repeat Task 2 or 3.
- Day 5: Get an adult at home to test you on your spellings. Practise any you spell incorrectly – you could write them out carefully until you’re sure.
(Suggested time: 15-20 minutes daily)
Here’s the fluency text that we’ll read in class to to build up fluency skills this week.
In school, we generally follow this sequence:
- Day 1: Read the text aloud with your child listening. Read it clearly and slowly, pointing to each word as you read. Have a chat about any unfamiliar words.
- Day 2: Read aloud each sentence (a full short sentence or part of a longer sentence), and have your child read it back to you. Do this ‘echo reading’ for the whole text.
- Day 3: Read the text and talk about the effect of the punctuation on how you read it – pauses for full stops and expression for exclamations (!) or questions (?). Your child reads the text aloud.
- Day 4: Read together with expression (just like you practised on Day 3).
- Day 5: Your child reads independently and fluently.
(Suggested time: 15 minutes daily)
We’re reading ‘The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse’ in class – you can find it on YouTube here.
Day 1: We’ll be using this RIC lesson in class. RIC stands for:
- Retrieve: finding information in a text
- Interpret: using clues in the text to unlock information
- Choice: thinking about the author’s choice of words, techniques or organisation that make the text interesting and enjoyable to read
Day 2: Agree with your child three words from any text they’ve read which they’re less familiar with. Your child should find out what they mean (eg by checking an online dictionary or simply discuss with you) and how to use them in sentences (both when speaking and when writing). Challenge your child to write a sentence with each word in, or to drop the words into conversations at home.
Day 3: Read this from First News, a newspaper for children, and complete the activity on pages 3 and 4. The answers are on p5.
Day 4: Read your fluency or RIC text again. Next, do one of the following:
- Your child could list at least ten facts they’ve read in the text. (If it’s a fiction text (a story), then the facts would be based on the story, like ‘Harry Potter picked up his broomstick’, rather than actual facts from the real world.)
- Your child could create questions and answers for what they’ve read. (For example, it could be a TV or radio interview based on what they’ve read.)
- Your child could create their own ‘RIC’ questions.
- Your child could draw and label a character or setting that they’ve read about.
Day 5: Book Club. Once a week, we have a relaxing lesson where we sit and read quietly, often with an adult. At home, we’d like you to read your favourite book or text, too. If possible, discuss the book with an adult, talking about some or all of the sections of this grid.
(Suggested time: 30 minutes daily)
Activity 2: Your child should practise skills they’ve learnt recently by using the following sequence:
- define a main clause, subordinate clause and phrases
- list different examples of main clauses, subordinate clauses and phrases
Complete this activity:
Practise starting sentences in different ways:
- a noun (eg Foxes…)
- an adjective (eg Brown…)
- a verb (eg Hunting …)
- an adverb (eg When it’s giving birth …)
- a preposition (eg Overhead …)
- a conjunction (eg Because …)
Children should focus on powerful vocabulary, complex sentences and rereading to check if their grammar, punctuation and spelling is correct. They should edit it if not!
- write a short piece of writing about an animal of your choice, using a variety of different ways to start a sentence
(Suggested time: 30 minutes daily)
This week’s topic learning is about music. We’ve been learning how to play the keyboard in school so take a look at this website and read / watch the videos about different aspects of music eg pulse and rhythm or melody and pitch. Then, test yourself using this quiz!
Alternatively, in class, we’ve been making the bridges that we designed last week. If you are able to, you can use the materials around your home and make your bridge that you planned in class or at home last week. If you need me to email you a picture of your plan, please send me an email.
(Suggested time: 50-60 minutes)
We’re continuing to learn about animals and how to classify them.
Have a go at this Oak National Academy lesson on animal kingdoms.
Watch this clip from BBC.
(Suggested time: 30-45 minutes)