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Home Learning 6th April

Home Learning 6th April

Dear Parents and Year Six Children,

We hope that you are all keeping safe and well, and are enjoying your home learning. Below are some additonal activities for you to work on. Remember to work on your home learning packs first, these are additional activities. 

 

Literacy

  • Continue to write your daily diaries – remember that this could become part of history one day! Remember to use your very best cursive script, remember all of the basic skills that we have embedded and remember to practise new skills too! As a year 6 writer you should be including the appropriate grammatical features and punctuation for a diary entry. Use you learning packs or the internet to help with this is you are unsure. 
  • Twinkl is a fantastic resource to use and has lots of free downloadable and printable sheets. It covers everything from reading comprehensions to spelling activities. Just type the following link into your search engine https://www.twinkl.co.uk/blog/how-to-get-a-free-trial-of-twinkl-go 
  • Read and enjoy a range of poetry. Can you learn it by heart and perform it showing an understanding through intonation, tone and volume so that the meaning is clear to an audience. 
  • Why not write a letter? You could write a get well soon letter to the Prime Minister, a letter of thanks to an NHS worker or a postcard to a member of your family who you haven’t seen for a while. 
  • Try writing a newspaper report! This is a great way to practise writing creatively.
  • Please continue to complete any additional reading in addition to revising the Y5/6 word list that you received at our first parents evening. It is also available online – https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk.Write a book review based on the stories you are reading. I will attach a template that you can print or copy to help you with this.

 

Maths 

  • Continue to practise your number facts. You can practise your times tables on Times Tables Rockstars and you have prompt sheets 4, 5 and 6 which state the essential mathmatical facts that you need to know in year 6. 
  • Try out Carol Vordeman’s Maths Factor. It’s free to access and see how many of the challenges you can try https://www.themathsfactor.com
  • Remember to keep practising telling the time. Practise telling digital time, analogue time, 12 hour and 24 hour time to the nearest minute.
  • White Rose Maths have free worksheets and this is the scheme we follow at school. Have a look at the shape, space and measure units and use your maths prompt sheets/revision book to help if necessary.

 

RE

 

  • As it is Holy Week, read and enjoy the stories of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Role-play the events and consider their significance. Why not try writing diary entries from the perspective of different key figures to demonstrate the differences in their thoughts and feelings!
  • Why not watch and reflect on the Stations of the cross – https://www.youtube.com
  • I will also attach the bookflet for our whole school stations of the cross. Read and reflect on what the stations may mean if you look into your heart today.
  • Why not take part in a Lent liturgy with your family. I have attached a resource to help with this.
  • Maundy Thursday – You could role-play the story of the Last Supper. Then choose a disciple and write a diary entry considering their thoughts, feelings and any motives for their actions.

  • Also, at the Last Supper, Jesus washed the disciples’ feet as a demonstration of how he served others and to model what Christian service would look like. Why not wash the feet of one of your family or ask your family if their is any other form of ‘service’ that you could do to help at home.

  • Explore Leonardo DiVinci’s depiction of the Last Supper. There is a significant amount of symbolism in the depiction that you may appreciate. Research the following questions: What are the symbols used? Who are the people depicted in the picture? What are they doing? Write down anything else you notice.

  • Good  Friday – Have a short period of meditation at 3pm to reflect on Jesus’ death. Why not write a prayer to thanks to Jesus for his sacrifice. Why not create your own depiction of the following Stations: Jesus is nailed to the cross and Jesus dies on the cross. Can you describe what is happening and why Jesus sacrificed his life? Can you make any links to scripture sources?

    Easter Sunday – celebrate the Good News of the Risen Christ in any way you want. Don’t forget to create your Easter Card. Remember to link it to scripture. 

    Parents – Father Jim is also streaming mass on facebook. If you do have an account, add ‘James Clarke’ on facebook. You can then can celebrate Easter Sunday mass as a family from home.

  • Writing your own prayers at home. Why not give thanks to God for all of the keyworkers who are keeping our country moving at the moment. You may have something else you would like to pray for – God welcomes all prayers with an open heart.

 

PSHE

  • Write letters of happiness to your friends and family – remind them of all the wonderful things that we have to be grateful for!
  • Design ‘positvity posters’ and put them in your window. People who walk passed will love reading them and I’m sure it will put a smile on their faces.
  • Create a positivtiy calendar. Research quotes, thoughts or actions that promote positivty and focus on one per day!

 

Science 

  • Our science topic is light – continue to use BBC bitesize and other websites to aid learning within this topic. Twinkl also have some fantastic power points for you to download and read. Remember to summarise your learning each day.
  • Draw and diagram to show to younger children to help them to understand how we see objects. 
  • Create a fact file all about light.

 

PE

  • 9.00am every morning, live on you tube, the Body Coach Joe Wicks is carrying out his PE lessons live across the nation. This is such a great way to start your day!
  • 11.30am every morning, live on youtube, Oti Mabuse is carrying out different themed dance routines for all children to enjoy and learn. What a great way to keep active!
  • Why not finish your day with a yoga session from go noodle? This is a free resources and is great for relaxation after a busy day of learning!

 

Geography

  • Continue to research the earths natural disasters. Remember to complete a fact-file on everything that you find out.
  • Keep looking at world maps and try to memorise more countries every time you look at it. 
  • Write an explanation text about the different natural disasters that you have been learning about. Include images and fact boxes to enhance the most interesting facts.

 

History

  • Have a go at writing down key knowledge that we learnt last half term about Ancient Greece. 
  • Research the ancient Olympics and create a guide for younger children to learn more about this amazing event.
  • Use the internet to create a fact file about ancient Greece based on an area of your choice. 

 

Art and Design

  • Observe and sketch one of the stations of the cross.
  • Design and create an Easter garden.
  • Create an Easter card using any resources you have. 
  • Design a poster to thank the key workers for all their hard work and display it in your window.
  • Sketch an ancient Greek olympic stadium and then a more recent one of today. List the similarities and differences. 

 

Music 

  • Whatever your chosen instrument is, continue to practise regularly. 
  • If you do not play an instrument, listen to a range of music, both live and recorded, and enjoy and appreciate it. 
  • Compose your own music – remember it should have a range of purposes.
  • Research a famous composer.
  • Think about the type of music you enjoy. Research its history.

 

Spanish 

  • Why not dowload duolingo to refine old Spanish skills and also practise new skills. Tell it you are learning Spanish at school and choose your learning goal. Remember to ask permission from a parent and remember all of our esafety rules.

 

Computing 

  • Continue to practise using scratch –https://scratch.mit.edu/
  • Type up your diaries so that you can keep practising your keyboard skills.
  • Research any of the above areas in more detail.
  • Use a computing programme such as word to create your Fact Files.

 

I hope you enjoy all of the activities above – have lots of fun completing them. If you want to do other activities such as baking or gardening, take photographs! We would love to see them too. Listen carefully to what your adults say – remember their permission, especially online, is vital! Keep safe and we will see your happy, smiling faces soon. We miss you!

Miss Speakman, Mrs Driver and Mrs Matley xx

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