SUMMER TERM -WEEK 3-
Year 6 - Working At Home
From 4th May 2020
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Please select your favourite design and send your choice to the Year 6 class email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The winner will be announced on Monday afternoon.
Thursday 7th May
Caleb is thinking of a square number that is less than 200. It is one less than an even number. How many possible numbers could Caleb be thinking of?
ANSWER: 7. Well done Tilly!
Send your answers to email@example.com and check in tomorrow to see who was correct and for the next challenge!
Week 5 Resources
|Map Activity Sheet.pdf||Download|
|Recount (newspaper report) help sheet.pdf||Download|
|VE Day Fact files.pdf||Download|
|KS2 VE Day Information.pdf||Download|
Year 6 At Home - Summer 1
Alongside the English that is set on the weekly grid, there are lots of online activities that children can access too.
Education city https://www.educationcity.com/
Purple Mash https://www.purplemash.com/sch/stbarts-ol12
Spelling Shed https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb
World books https://worldbook.kitaboo.com
Primary Homework Help http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/literacy/
BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zv48q6f
Education Quizzes https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/english/
The learning within this theme focuses on holidays and leisure. Children will be involved in making comparisons and analysing trends between the different periods, focusing primarily on the period from the Victorian era to the present day.
Choice of activities:
1. What is a holiday?
- Why do people go on holiday?
- Where do they go?
- What kinds of activities do they do on holiday?
Present your ideas and responses in a brainstorm format. Make it as big, bright and bold as you like - you may even want to make an interactive brainstorm using a website such as https://popplet.com/
2. Journeys people made, prior to the Victorian era, which might be thought of as early holidays.
- Medieval Pilgrimage
- The Grand Tour 1660 - 1820
- Early Spas
Research each of the different journeys that people in the past used to make. Can you find out, who made this journey? Why they went? What they did?
You may present your findings in one of the following ways: a handwritten leaflet or one made using Microsoft Publisher, a poster (handmade or on a word document) or you may write three short diary entries, which detail your experience on each journey.
3. British seaside resorts
Access the Blackpool advertisement from 1889 using the follow link:
https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/education/past-pleasures.pdf (pages 16 & 17)
Think about why the Victorians advertised in this form? What does the information on the poster tell us about what appealed to Victorians when choosing their seaside destination?
Now look at http://www.blackpoolvisitorguide.com/
Think about how has the advertising of holidays changed? Why might this have happened? Complete a comparison grid identifying the key features of each form of advertising and why these may have been included. An example is shown below to get you started:
|1889 poster||Blackpool visitor guide|
|Key features of advertisement||Details about weather and climate||Gives addresses of popular attractions|
4. Explore a timeline of British holiday habits at http://projectbritain.com/holidays.htm Can you make your own time line using these events and adding your own ideas and knowledge? Here are a few presentation ideas:
Or you could make an interactive one using http://www.readwritethink.org/parent-afterschool-resources/games-tools/timeline-a-30246.html
5. Select a popular seaside destination of your choice, some suggestions are Scarborough, Margate, Brighton, Blackpool, Bournemouth etc.
Your task is to create a 'tourism information now and then' project. You can decide to present your information however you like - last half term, popular tools were Microsoft word and PowerPoint.
Within your project you could include information about entertainment, accommodation, piers, beach activities, attractions etc but you must remember to include a comparison of how your destination used to be and the things available compared to now in the present day.
6. There are also lots of interactive resources and tasks that you can access on Purple Mash by visiting the homepage - selecting topics - and finding the topic 'holidays'.
Science - Electricity
1. Who is Thomas Edison? Research, watch some videos on YouTube and write a short biography about his life and work. There is even a template on Purple Mash if you wish to do it online. Go to home - science - scientists. Make sure to save your work so that I can view it.
2. Play this atmospheric puzzle platform game where you must wire up electrical circuits to get through.
3. If you have an electricity meter or monitor look at this and find out what the numbers and readings mean (this could be especially interesting if you have a smart meter).
4. Discuss what it would be like without electricity. Why not have an electricity-free evening or day and explore alternative ways to light a room, cook food or entertain yourselves?
5. Explore the different electrical components information sheet (saved under weekly resources) and then see if you can match the definitions to the diagrams.
6. Have a look at these images below. Who do you agree with and why? (You can also find these saved under weekly resources).
Topic work - Summer 1
|OC WWII diary entry.pdf||Download|
|TG - Newspaper report.jpg||Download|
|TG Word art.jpg||Download|
|TA - VE Day medal.jpeg||Download|
|ED - diary entry for VE day.docx||Download|
|OC - WW2 map.jpg||Download|
|OC - Word art.png||Download|
|OT - VE Day poem.jpg||Download|
|SL -Holiday timeline.odp||Download|
|SL - World War 2 countries.docx||Download|
Alongside the Maths that is set on the weekly grid, there are lots of online activities that children can access too.
Education city https://www.educationcity.com/
Purple Mash https://www.purplemash.com/sch/stbarts-ol12
Times Table Rockstars https://ttrockstars.com/
Maths Shed https://www.mathshed.com/en-gb
Natwest Money Sense https://natwest.mymoneysense.com/students/students-8-12/
Daily 10 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10
My mini maths https://myminimaths.co.uk/
Maths Playground https://www.mathplayground.com/
Maths Zone https://mathszone.co.uk/
Primary Homework Help http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/maths/
Music - Updated for Summer 1
The children can access online music lessons using Charanga:
See yellow log in sheet for details
NEW RESOURCES - April 2020
BBC Bitesize are now providing daily Maths, English, Science and various foundation subject lessons each day! These are targeted at individual year groups and follow the curriculum that we teach in school. Check them out at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons
The Oak National Academy
The Oak National Academy has set up an online learning classroom at https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom
By selecting 'subject', you will be able to filter lessons for specific year groups including a range of Maths, English and foundation subjects lessons.
Key Life Skills
By the time you leave primary school can you do the following things?
- Cook and follow simple recipes
- Care for and look after animals/pets
- Tell the time
- Play a musical instrument
- Tie your shoelaces
- Use everyday appliances e.g. washing machine, hoover, dish washer
- Know some simple words/phrases in another language
- Know some sign language - https://www.british-sign.co.uk/
- Know what to do in an emergency inside or outside your home
- Know your full address and emergency contact details
- Be understanding and considerate of different cultures in our society
- Know how to carry out some simple first aid
- Be able to swim a length of the swimming pool and have a good understanding of water safety
- Cross the road safely
- Develop your sewing skills - can you fix a broken button/zip or tear?
- Know how to write a correctly addressed letter and envelope and how to use a stamp
- Change a light bulb
- Read a map and perhaps use a compass. Could you navigate a simple journey or walk?
- Learn about the use of bank accounts and managing money
- Be responsible for your own personal hygiene
- Be environmentally friendly e.g. recycling, saving energy etc
- Carry out simple household chores
- Ride a bike
- Change and make your own bed
During this difficult time, several online educational services are offering free subscriptions for parents who find themselves with children learning from home.
Adventure Academy https://www.adventureacademy.com/
Classroom secrets https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/
Khan Academy https://www.khanacademy.org/signup?isparent=1
Kids discover online https://www.kidsdiscover.com/kids-discover-online/
Minecraft education edition https://education.minecraft.net/
Mystery science https://mysteryscience.com/
Prodigy Maths https://www.prodigygame.com/pages/parents/
White Rose Maths https://whiterosemaths.com/
Master the curriculum https://masterthecurriculum.co.uk/
Mrs Mactivity https://www.mrsmactivity.co.uk/
The British Sign Language course is currently free for under 18s https://www.british-sign.co.uk/
- Find a picture/piece of art/photograph of the sea, seaside, boats, lighthouse etc and recreate your own version in collage using things from around your house e.g. old newspapers, magazines, sweet wrappers etc. Check with an adult first that you are able to use the resources.
- Arrange a still life scene created from seaside objects such as deckchairs, buckets and spades, fishing nets, life belts, shells etc. Make observational drawings/paintings. Perhaps you could use different tools such as pencil, pen, chalk, pastel, biro, charcoal.
- Pointillism - the technique of using tiny dots which become blended in the viewer's eye. Using a pencil create a rough outline of your chosen sea creature. Use felt tips or paint and cotton buds to create your art work. Here are some examples:
You can find more examples by doing an internet search for 'sea creatures pointillism art'.
Feel free to complete any of your own creative projects that you see on the internet or that you can think of relating to the seaside using the materials that you have at home.
Science - Electricity Continued
7. There are lots of different projects on Purple Mash. Visit the homepage - select science - and then choose the electricity topic.
Access and work your way through the electricity topic on BBC Bitesize.
9. http://www.switchedonkids.org.uk/ is a fun, educational resource where children can explore different aspects of electricity.
10. Use websites such as https://www.alliantenergykids.com/StayingSafeAroundEnergy/ElectricSafety and https://www.bchydro.com/safety-outages/electrical-safety/safety-at-home/safety-for-kids.html to find out all about electrical safety. Can you make your own electrical safety poster, aimed at KS1 children, detailing how to stay safe.
11. Work through the 'Electricity Questions' saved under weekly resources - you will find the answers at the end of the document so that you can self-assess and see how you've done.
12. Find out how we can save energy/electricity and why it's important for our environment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycdke8MTSCI&safe=active presents some interesting ideas as well as the energy saving poster saved under weekly resources. Could you compose your own top tips poster/leaflet/presentation for saving energy?
Also see https://www.jamesdysonfoundation.co.uk/resources/challenge-cards.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIuLe27Pbu6AIVwuvtCh1vDQTwEAAYASAAEgL_jfD_BwE for some additional, fun experiments that you can try at home!