Year 6 Homework

11 June 2020: Home learning

Posted on Wednesday 10 June 2020 by Mr Wain

Hello everybody!

I’m really proud of all the hard work you have been doing at home. Please remember to keep sending in your work or if you haven’t already, that would be great!

jenwilson@spherefederation.org

Maths – LO: algebra

Join me as we continue our quest to defend Mathematica! Click here to start our adventure.
When you’re done, click here to resume your own adventure – can you get to shield level four in the Ancient City of Algebra?
Send me an email with your character’s progress!

Reading – LO: inference

Your task today is to create a feelings graph for Hrungnir throughout the story ‘Hrungnir against the Gods’. This is the story that we read as part of yesterday’s reading task.

Click here to start!

Writing – LO: writing a story
 
Join me, by clicking here, for today’s writing lesson where we go through some R2s for story writing and have a look at a section I’ve written for mine.
Once you’ve finished the video, start writing your own (any order is fine)!
Send in your story to your teacher once it’s finished for some feedback!

 

10 June 2020: Home learning

Posted on Tuesday 09 June 2020 by Mr Wain

It’s the middle of the week already! How time flies…

Today’s learning consists of reading, maths and writing.

Maths – LO: algebra

We’re continuing our recap of algebra this week. Click here to start today’s video.
Once you’re done, click here for your task.
Remember to start with the letter D, work out the next letter and then work from top to bottom each time to piece together the puzzle. This is quite tricky so don’t worry if you need a break in between completing it but it is very satisfying when you beat the challenge!
Writing – LO: planning a story
 
Today’s writing lesson uses BBC Bitesize as we learn about the planning process for a story.
You need to read the article, watch the videos and complete activity one. Make sure to check out David Walliams reading a short story for inspiration!
Once you’ve finished, click here to download a plan for a story about travelling to a new world, click here to download a plan for a 500 word dilemma (a problem) story or click here to download a more general plan where you can decide every aspect.
 
You can decide which one you’re going to write!
Tomorrow, we will begin to actually write our story so just focus on the planning today – using the website and writing your plan should take around 40 minutes.

Reading – LO: retrieval

Your task today is to read the following extract from ‘Illustrated Norse Myths’ and complete the task that follows. This can be found at the bottom of the document.

Start the task here.

Please send in your work to jenwilson@spherefederation.org

Good luck!

09 June 2020: Home learning

Posted on Monday 08 June 2020 by Mr Wain

Good morning, everybody!

We hope you are all keeping well and have had a positive start to the week!

Today’s tasks are reading, maths and music.

Y5 Maths – LO: order and compare decimals

Your task is to watch this video and answer the questions as we go along!

Y6 Maths – LO: substitution
Continuing our recap of algebra, here is today’s video (hyperlink: http://somup.com/cY1jQLQQWg). Get your pencil and paper out – be ready to pause the video!

Y5&6 Reading – LO: crossword

Today we’d like you to read this article and complete the accompanying crossword. Page 1 of the puzzle has the keywords underlined in the text. So, use this page if you’re stuck but we’d like you to have a go at the crossword on page 2, first!

Here is a copy of the latest FirstNews.

Good luck! Remember to send an email if you have any questions.

Y5&6 Music – LO: found sounds
 
Today, we’d like you to make music! You need to read this BBC Bitesize lesson (hyperlink: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdh8jhv) and complete activities one and two. Activity three is an optional challenge or you could decide to recreate your favourite song instead!
We would LOVE to hear your fantastic pieces of music so send in a video!

08 June 2020: Home learning

Posted on Sunday 07 June 2020 by Mr Wain

Happy Monday, everyone!

We hope you’ve had an enjoyable weekend and are looking forward to a new week of learning.

Today we have maths, reading and french.

Y5 Maths – LO: rounding decimals

Your task is to watch this video and answer the accompanying questions.

Y6 Maths – Friday’s answers
 
Y6 Maths – LO: finding a rule
 
Last week, we recapped percentages! This week, we will recap algebra. I’m always here if you need me – just send me a quick email.
Today, I’d like you to use this BBC Bitesize lesson https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zm6296f and complete both activities one and two.

Y5&6 Reading – LO: RIC

Your task is to read this extract from ‘Illustrated Norse Myths’ and answer the accompanying RIC.

Challenge:
Find out the definitions of any words/phrases that are unfamiliar and write them in your home learning book.

Y5&6 French – LO: schools and hobbies
 
Today, we’d like you to learn how to talk about your school and hobbies in French! Use this BBC Bitesize lesson https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z93n7yc and then have a go at activity two. If you’ve got all the materials, also have a go at activity one and make your very own Eiffel Tower!
As always, send in your photos or maybe even an email in French!

05 June 2020: Home learning

Posted on Thursday 04 June 2020 by Miss Wilson

Happy Friday, everyone.

We hope your week has been happy and healthy and you have some nice plans for the weekend. Thank you for continuing sending emails of your fantastic learning – it really brightens our day.

Y6 Maths – LO: solving problems using percentages

Today’s maths lesson is about solving two step problems that contain percentages. This means that you’ll have to do two calculations in order to solve each question. Do whatever you need to help you: draw pictures, write things down, use your mental strategies.

Click here to start today’s video. Get your pencil and paper out – be ready to pause the video when I say to!

R2s

  • read the question carefully
  • underline key information
  • choose which operation to use eg + – x /
  • answer the question
  • check it makes sense

to start the video – you’ll need to pause it as we go through.

Y5 Maths – LO: thousandths as decimals
 
You know what to do! Click here for the video and answer the questions as we go along!

Y5&6 Reading – LO: Love of Reading

Your task today is simple: read! We would like you to spend at least 30 minutes reading something you love, something new, FirstNews, a magazine etc…
Find somewhere comfy and settle in with something really enjoyable to read!
You could also trace something from whatever you’re reading – Y5, I know you always love to do this! You could even make a poster advertising what you’ve read. Maybe you could even put on some relaxing music in the background! Take a photo of an unusual reading place – most bizarre wins!
We would love to hear about what you’ve read and where you like to enjoy reading so please, drop us an email!

Y5&6 Design & Technology – LO: extreme designs

Today’s BBC Bitesize lesson is all about extreme designs and how they are tested, using elements of science and maths.

You need to read the article, watch the videos and complete either activity one or two – you decide!

If you haven’t got the materials at home (although, they can be made from weird and wonderful materials you might have lying around – be creative), you could always draw and label a design that you could make in future. It could be something talked about in the lesson or any other problem solving gadget you can think of!

Challenge

Have a read of this article all about more amazing DIY science experiments and have a go!

Please send in your amazing learning – we absolutely love it.

04 June 2020: Home learning

Posted on Wednesday 03 June 2020 by Miss Wilson

Y6 Maths – yesterday’s answers

  1.  3/4 = 75%
  2.  2/6 = 33.33%
  3.  1/9 = 11.11%
  4.  12/20 = 60%
  5.  3/25 = 12%
  6.  9/12 = 75%
  7.  4/7 = 57.14%

Y6 Maths – LO: compare and order FDP

Click here for today’s video. Have your pencil and home learning book out and get ready to pause the video – we’re working together as we go!

Y5 Maths answers Monday and Tuesday:
Amir = 46.2
Rosie = 46.02
Eva = 2.64
Tuesday Challenge answers:
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1)  The fraction 2/5 is the same as the decimal 0.40
2) The fraction 4/25 is the same as the decimal 0.16
3) 4/5 = 0.80
4) 3/4 = 0.75
5) 3/20 = 0.15
6) 13/50 = 0.26
7) 8/25 = 0.32
8) 1/5 = 0.20
 
Y5 Maths – LO: understand thousandths
 
Your task is to watch this video, and answer the accompanying questions as we go along!
Remember, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.
Y5&6 Reading – LO: fact and opinion
 
Your task is to read this extract from a book called heroes. The book is all about incredible true stories from courageous animals!
Once you’ve read the extract, you’ll find some statements. Your task is to sort them into fact or opinion in your home learning book.
Remember, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

Y5&6 Geography – LO: eight compass points

Today’s task dives into the world of Harry Potter!

Click here for the video explanation. Then, if you need to, click here for the map and here for the timetable.

Challenge
Think of a place you know well (like school or home) and create a rough map on a grid (don’t worry about it being perfect). Then, create a timetable for the day and plan your movements using the language of the 8 compass points.

03 June 2020: Home learning

Posted on Tuesday 02 June 2020 by Miss Wilson

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

It’s been fantastic to see some of your lovely faces in school where we’re keeping happy and healthy. We’d love to hear from everyone so, if you’ve not been in school, drop us an email to catch us up with what you’ve been doing!

Y6 Maths – yesterday’s answers

  1.  45% of 900 = 405
  2.  23% of 4,000 = 920
  3.  78% of 2,500 = 1,950
  4.  32% of 1,600 = 512
  5.  28% of 8,000 = 2,240
  6.  41% of 2,100 = 861
  7.  15% of 2,750 = 412.5
  8.  56% of 3,430 = 1,920.8

Challenge

  1.  10% of my number is 8. What was my original number? 80
  2.  20% of my number is 14. What was my original number? 70
  3.  60% of my number is 15. What was my original number? 25

Y6 Maths – LO: converting fractions to percentages

Today’s task is something that we’ve covered in class but only briefly. It’s all about converting fraction to percentages which sounds tricky but uses a method we’re really familiar with.

Click here for today’s video and then convert the following fractions to percentages.

  1.  3/4
  2.  2/6
  3.  1/9
  4.  12/20
  5.  3/25
  6.  9/12
  7.  4/7

Challenge

Have a go at this game from Classroom Secrets!

 

Y5 Maths – LO: decimals as fractions

 
We’re carrying on working with decimals again today. I hope you are all managing OK and if you have any questions please send me an email.
Your task today is to watch this video and answer the questions as we go along.
The answers for the final set of questions are here– apologies, the video suddenly ended!
Good luck!

 

Y5&6 History – LO: Who were the Anglo-Saxons?

Today’s learning is all about the Anglo-Saxons. Last term, we learnt about the Vikings – the group of people who invaded Britain and had a longstanding conflict (one of our History words) with the Anglo-Saxons in order to take control of the land.

Click here for today’s BBC Bitesize lesson. You need to read the article and watch the videos.

Today’s task requires you to respond in a way of your choice. You could:

  •  complete activity one – make a model of an Anglo-Saxon village
  •  some other artwork such as drawing or painting
  •  write a diary entry to show a day in the life of an Anglo-Saxon
  •  write a script to show an exchange between a family
  •  create a piece of drama
  •  write a song/poem or rap
  •  create a PowerPoint/KeyNote to present what you’ve learnt
  •  write a debate to show why Anglo-Saxon times were better than today (or the other way around)
  •  explain how life was different for men and women, boys and girls
  •  write a job application for an Anglo-Saxon job

As always, we’d love for you to send in a picture of your learning!

Y5&6 Reading – LO: reading comprehensions
 
Today’s task involves reading three different texts about Vikings and answering the accompanying questions.
Each text should take 60 seconds to read and then you should spend 5/10 minutes on the accompanying questions – around 25/30 minutes in total.
Click here to start!
Remember, give it your best shot and don’t worry if you need a little help – just send an email!

 

02 June 2020: Home learning

Posted on Monday 01 June 2020 by Miss Wilson

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:

  1.  45% of 900
  2.  23% of 4,000
  3.  78% of 2,500
  4.  32% of 1,600
  5.  28% of 8,000
  6.  41% of 2,100
  7.  15% of 2,750
  8.  56% of 3,430
  9.  Explain to someone why you used one method over another for two of your questions.

Challenge

  1.  10% of my number is 8. What was my original number?
  2.  20% of my number is 14. What was my original number?
  3.  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!

Good luck!

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?

Challenge:

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!

Challenge
Complete this crossword!

01 June 2020: Home learning

Posted on Sunday 31 May 2020 by Miss Wilson

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.

R2s:

  •  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

Click here for an easier version or click here to challenge yourself with the harder version.

Challenge
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.

Challenge
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.

Challenge
Email us with a picture of your game!

 

Half-term Home Learning

Posted on Sunday 24 May 2020 by Mr Catherall

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.