02 June 2020: Home learning
Happy Tuesday, everyone!
Today’s tasks are maths, reading and science!
Y6 Maths – yesterday’s answers
Y6 Maths – LO: percentages of amounts
First, watch this video.
Then, complete these questions:
- 45% of 900
- 23% of 4,000
- 78% of 2,500
- 32% of 1,600
- 28% of 8,000
- 41% of 2,100
- 15% of 2,750
- 56% of 3,430
- Explain to someone why you used one method over another for two of your questions.
- 10% of my number is 8. What was my original number?
- 20% of my number is 14. What was my original number?
- 60% of my number is 15. What was my original number?
Hint – use the inverse or the table method!
Y5 Maths – LO: decimals as fractions
Your task is to watch this video and answer the questions in your home learning book as we go along!
Remember to send me an email if you’ve any questions!
Y5&6 Reading – LO: RIC
Similar to our previous class novel: Survivors, today’s RIC comes from a book called ‘Rescue’.
Read this extract and answer the following questions.
R: How many soldiers were involved in this particular jump?
I: ‘…this caused the two parachutes to open too soon, while they were still inside the aircraft. Both started billowing like sails on a yacht.’
What does the word billowing mean?
C: ‘…almost as remarkable, John and Bill had gone back to work that same afternoon as if nothing had happened.’
Why do you think the author uses the word remarkable to describe the fact that John and Bill went back to work the same afternoon?
Find and define 5 words or phrases you are unfamiliar with in the text.
Remember, email your teacher if you have any questions!
Y5&6 Science – LO: magnets
For today’s task, you don’t actually need a magnet so don’t worry if you haven’t got one. If you like, you can come back to activity two when you’ve got one and complete the experiment.
Today, we’d like you to complete this lesson from BBC Bitesize. You need to watch the video, recap your knowledge of magnets, and complete activity one and activity three. Be careful not to scroll down too far on activity three until you’re ready to mark your own answers.
If you’ve got magnets at home, complete the investigation in activity two. You can use either sheet – make sure to draw and label your scientific diagrams on the second one!
Complete this crossword!
01 June 2020: Home learning
Happy Monday, everyone!
We hope you’ve had a brilliant half term and managed to enjoy the sun. We look forward to seeing some of you over the coming weeks. If we’re not seeing you face to face, remember we’re still here for you should you need to email us about anything – big or small.
Today’s tasks are maths, reading and computing.
Y6 Maths – LO: solving problems
Today’s task is to use the four operations to solve multi step problems.
- read the question carefully
- understand what it’s asking/underline key information
- choose which operation to do first
- solve the problem
- check it makes sense
Write your own story problems and email them to me for me to attempt!
Y5 Maths – LO: decimals up to 2 d.p.
This is some new learning for us in Y5.
Your task is to watch the videos and answer the questions as we go along in your home learning book.
The video is split into two parts because I was talking for too long – my bad!
Video 1: Recording #10.mp4
Video 2: Recording #11.mp4
Please email me with your questions if you would like any help – big or small!
Y5&6 Reading – LO: raise queries about texts
Your task today is to spend 20 minutes reading FirstNews (or longer if you’d like) and create some questions based on what you’ve read.
Your questions must help to improve your understanding of something within the newspaper!
Your questions could include:
– asking for the meaning of a word
– asking where a place is
– how to pronounce a word
– what an article is about
– they could even be about the appearance of the newspaper (why are some articles presented the way they are?)…
Or anything that you would like to better your understanding of within the newspaper!
We would like you to come up with five different questions and find out their answers.
Find five pieces of vocabulary that you are unfamiliar with inside the copy of FirstNews. Define each word and as an extra challenge, use it in a sentence or silly sentence!
We would love you to email us with your questions! Alternatively, you could ask someone in your home to answer them or safely use the internet to improve your understanding!
Y5&6 Computing – LO: What makes a good computer game?
Your task today is to use this BBC Bitesize article to find out what makes a good computer game and have a go at making your own.
Read the article, watch the two videos and complete the two activities at the bottom.
Email us with a picture of your game!
Half-term Home Learning
Because this week is half-term, we’re taking a break from the usual daily home learning tasks (just like we did at Easter). Instead, we’ve prepared a menu of home learning activities that you might want to dip into this week – these are optional only, but you might want to encourage your child to have a go at being a quiz master, doing some up-cycling, presenting a cookery masterclass or any of the other activities.
Whatever you decide to do, we hope you have a happy and healthy half-term.
22 May 2020: Home learning
Drum roll please…
I am delighted to announce episode three of Y6’s Hall of Home Learning Fame is NOW LIVE! Click here to see if you’ve made it this week and to see how I’ve been perfecting some skills during lockdown (and creating only one small fire hazard).
Y6 Virtual Residential Day Three
Click here for today’s explanation of the tasks.
Click here for a summary.
Y5&6 Geography – LO: natural resources
Today’s task is to complete this lesson from BBC Bitesize. You need to complete activities one and two.
Y5 Maths Thursday answers
21 May 2020: Home learning
Happy Thursday, everyone.
Can you believe it’s the 21st of May already?
Your tasks today are reading, writing and maths (/Y6 residential!).
Y6 Virtual Residential Day Two
Click here to see an explanation of today’s tasks.
Click here to see a summary
Y5 Maths answers
Following on from yesterday, I’d like you to watch the following video:
Today’s writing task is to help you write a recount. You’ll be recapped on what a recount actually is and the R2s you’ll need.
Click here to complete today’s task from BBC Bitesize. You need to complete activities one and two.
Complete activity three.
20 May 2020: Home learning
Morning, team! Your tasks today are maths, art and science!
First, though, a quick word from Miss Wilson…
Happy Wednesday! As you know, we should have been going on our Y6 residential today until Friday. I’m absolutely gutted we can’t go. It would have been a fab celebration after a tough week and you guys deserve the best celebrations for how hard you work. For the rest of this week, I’ve decided to scrap maths for a Virtual Residential where you could win the title of Camp Champion or Camp Hero. Off we go!
Y6 Residential – Day One
Click here for a video explaining today’s activities.
Click here for a summary of the Virtual Residential Day One Tasks.
- – Use two colours from opposite sides of the colour wheel (a warm colour and a cool colour such as red and blue/orange and green/yellow and purple) as this will create more of a contrast. These are called complementary colours!
- – Think about where your light is coming from and where your shadow is going to be
- – What colour do you think the shadow will be? Will it be the warm colour or the cool colour?
- – What colour do you think the lighter parts will be? Warmer or cooler colour?
- – Fill the page as best you can
- – Don’t forget to look at the detail on the object as well its outline
- – Maybe sketch it out in pencil first before going into colour
- – Think about form. The object is more than likely going to be three-dimensional
– Johann Sebastian Bach
– Amy Beach
Y5&6 Science – LO: adaptation
Today’s task is to complete this lesson from BBC Bitesize. Your task today is to complete activities one and two.
Have a go at the experiment below, like we’ve done in class.
19 May 2020: Home learning
Happy Tuesday, folks!
Today’s tasks are maths, reading and geography.
Y6 Maths – yesterday’s answers.
(Note that Q15-19 should read Q7-11.)
Y6 Maths – LO: multiplication
Today, we return to defend Mathematica using our multiplication skills. Here’s what the critics have been saying:
“The best maths game (where you have to defend Mathematica) on the internet” – Boris Johnson
“Probably shouldn’t have been made” – Xbox founder (probably jealous)
“Miss Wilson is on fire. She makes fewer than five mistakes – a rare must see” – Mrs Weekes
Make sure you have a pencil and paper / home learning book ready! Click here to access today’s video.
Email me a picture of your character, too!
Y5 Maths – Click here for yesterday’s answers.
Y5 Maths – LO: add fractions
Continuing our work from yesterday, we are focusing solely on adding fractions.
Watch the video here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/
‘Week 5 – Lesson 2 – add fractions’
Then answer the accompanying questions by clicking here.
Y5&6 Reading – click here for yesterday’s answers.
Y5&6 Reading – LO: RIC
Today’s task is a RIC like yesterday, however you will be given the answers and have to work out the questions!
Click here to start!
Y5&6 Geography – LO: regions of the UK
As you may remember, the Lake District was one of our regions (along with the Peak District and Scottish Highlands and Islands) that we learnt about in our Geography topic.
Today’s lesson is to watch the videos, read the text and complete the quiz at the bottom on this BBC Bitesize website.
18 May 2020: Home learning
Good morning everybody and happy Monday!
Before we start, I’d just like to apologise if the formatting is sometimes a little unclear – the website doesn’t recognise the enter button sometimes for unknown reasons! So sorry about this and if it’s really an issue, let me know.
Hope everyone is keeping happy and healthy! You can remember the acronym CALMER to help you!
- Compassion – be kind to yourself and be mindful of mental health
- Activity – keeping moving and exercising can have huge benefits
- Limit social media where you can
- Manage any worries – don’t bottle it up! Talk to someone.
- Engage with family and friends on the phone, by text or video call
- Routine – establishing a routine can help you feel a sense of control in these uncertain times
Y5 Maths – LO: adding and subtracting fractions
15 May 2020: Home learning
Happy Friday, everyone!
Y5 Maths – LO: improper fractions to mixed numbers
Today’s learning is about fractions and can be found by clicking here.
On the page, scroll down to ‘Lesson 3 – Converting improper fractions to mixed numbers and vice versa’
14 May 2020: Home learning
Y5 Maths answers
Y5&Y6 Reading answers