Tuesday 31st March
Good morning Year 6, it's a brand new fantastic day! If we were at school today would be assembly, so since our value of the term is determination, I want you to tell me something you persevered with this week that made you proud of yourself. I’ll give you an example: since I’ve got a bit more time on my hands, I’ve got my sketchbook out and been trying to improve my drawing skills! I’ve been finding it quite tricky as I haven’t practiced in a very(!) long time but I am proud of myself for not giving up. Give me your answer in today’s register here. I will put up some of your answers (anonymously) here tomorrow.
I’m glad you’ve been enjoying the dancing, so here’s one of my favourite songs to get your groove on this morning… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qt109zupmi0
‘The Italian Campaign’ from your photocopied pack
Questions in PDF below
Complete the MyMaths lesson: https://app.mymaths.co.uk/93-lesson/multiplying-fractions
Questions in PDF below
Monday 30th March
Good morning Year 6! I hope you all had lovely weekends and are learning how to be a bit more creative with filling your time. It was such a treat to see some of the work you completed last week and I look forward to seeing even more of it this week.
Remember to stay active with Joe Wicks this morning, and if you feel like a little bit more dancing…
Don’t forget to sign the register by clicking here and check the post below to find out about your weekly activities (don’t miss the Easter bonnet competition!). Now let’s dive in to your daily tasks.
‘Women on the Home Front’ from your photocopied pack
Questions in PDF below
Complete the MyMaths lesson: https://app.mymaths.co.uk/92-lesson/multiply-divide-fractions-intro
Your activity is the online homework which you can complete any time between today and Wednesday.
30th March – 5th April Weekly Tasks
This week I want you to get into the wartime spirit of ‘make do and mend’ in which Brits were encouraged to use what they already had rather than going out to buy new things whenever they felt like it (does that sound relevant to today??)
Here are a few examples of things you could do to understand this attitude:
Write about what you did and what you learned.
Easter Bonnet Competition
As it is the final week before Easter, this week we are asking you all to create your Easter bonnets for the competition! This year you obviously can’t go out to the shops so we want to see you be creative with what you already have at home. If you don’t have the resources you would like, you can alternatively submit a drawn and labelled design of the bonnet you would have created.
Please send photos of your completed bonnet or design to firstname.lastname@example.org
Winners will be chosen at the end of the week and results announced on the website!
Friday 27th March
It’s Friday! Click here to sign today’s register. Friday means we need to celebrate the week that has passed and thank the people we live with for the things they’ve done for us, big or small. So in Crampton tradition, we’re starting our Friday with…
… with a twist! Today you’re going to be awarding the certificates to people in your family who have helped you this week. Have they taught you something new? Have they helped you solve a problem that was tricky? Have they helped to cheer you or someone else up? Have they done something especially kind?
Below is a PDF with examples of what your certificates could look like. Remember to make your message thoughtful. Don’t forget to give the winners a round of applause!
No new Reading or Maths this morning, as it’s Friday. Use this time to finish anything from the week you didn’t get to, like your inspirational speech or your Science poster. You could even do some publishing in neat! Today would also be a good time to give yourself a spelling and arithmetic test or complete your MyMaths homework if it’s unfinished.
‘I am inspired by…’ project
If everything is finished, now would be a good time to have a think about your independent ‘I am inspired by…’ project. I will always give you time on Fridays to work on this, but of course feel free to work on it throughout the week whenever you have time!
Your project could take the form of:
Your project can be based around something we have learned this year or something else entirely. The only rule is that it has to be something you are inspired by! For example, I might do my project on the different worlds authors create in their stories. I might do some writing explaining Narnia, Hogwarts and Wonderland. Then I might draw some maps of each place, and paintings of creatures you can find there. I might even put together a miniature model of one of the buildings. I might choose to present all of this as a poster. Alternatively, I might decide to learn about evolution and study the journeys of Charles Darwin, put together a book highlighting his discoveries and then on a tablet record a TV programme with me as the presenter!
Only you can decide how long you want to spend on this. If you get really absorbed by it, I am happy for you to do fewer of the weekly learning journey activities so that you have time for it. When we return to school, we will spend a morning sharing what we have done and showing off our work.
Try to think outside the box and do something no one else will think of, then you can become the expert and teach your friends when you return.
Thursday 26th March
Good morning Year 6. Thank you for even more lovely messages in the register yesterday (and some great jokes)! Here's today's.
Two things I want to respond to:
I hope you’re all enjoying your daily PE lesson, you could also have a go at some dancing if you need a little bit more movement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TBmPNYjMsU (this is the one you did with the school nurse!)
Allied Bombing in Europe
See PDF below
Simplifying, ordering and comparing fractions
Work through the lesson PDF, answering each problem before checking your work on the next slide. Remember, everything you are doing now is maths you have already learned, so think carefully about our previous lessons on fractions.
Activity: questions in PDF below. If it is taking you a long time, try to answer questions 1-8 of the first question and a-d of the second question.
Answers attached in a separate PDF for you to mark your work when you have finished.
Wednesday 25th March
Good morning Year 6! I hope you are all well and managing to have some fun. Reading your messages on the register yesterday absolutely made my day, so please keep them coming in! I am so proud of how well you are managing this big change and how thoughtful you are being whilst doing it. I am thinking of you all.
Say hello on today's register https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdi6dASG7GSJQUQ8_I4Iz1ln3HQT-J7vS8-wGQxNHKkuR8S4Q/viewform
First, remember your daily PE lesson with Joe Wicks!
Here is your first bonus mid-week writing task with help from one of my favourite authors Katherine Rundell, who has written The Wolf Wilder, Rooftoppers, The Explorer and more. This lesson will help you complete next week’s writing task, and also, I hope, help you with something else too! You’ll have to read the PDF attached below to find out more…
Read “The Death of an Army” in the photocopied pack
Questions in PDF
No new lesson today, we are going to continue to practice and develop our confidence with negative numbers. Complete the worksheet, then challenge yourself with at least two of the questions in the problem cards.
Remember to keep practicing all your basic number skills like times tables, number facts (including squares and primes) and number bonds within 100 every day
Tuesday 24th March
Good morning Year 6. Sorry about the mix up with the pages for reading yesterday. Thank you to those of you who got in touch to let me know. I hope your first day of home learning went well and you also managed to do something active yesterday!
Here is the register for today for us to see who is checking in and for you to say hello to your teacher. Follow this link:
Here is a daily PE lesson: https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/videos
I’m sure some of you did yesterday’s – two million people across the country took part! Join in at 9am to follow Joe along live or catch up at any time on his youtube channel.
I hope you got a start on some of the ‘afternoon lesson’ activities yesterday. Here are today’s tasks.
Read “The Battle of Stalingrad” in the photocopied pack
Questions in PDF below
Online lesson: https://app.mymaths.co.uk/1667-lesson/negative-numbers-2
This links to your weekly arithmetic practice of negative numbers. Think of when and where we use negative numbers. Where do you see them in everyday life? Which sorts of jobs do you think have to deal with negative numbers regularly?
When you have worked your way through the lesson, complete one of the activity sheets below
Silver: some challenge
Gold: more of a challenge
Please also complete the negative numbers MyMaths homework activity by next Monday
Monday 23rd March
Good morning Year 6! It’s Monday, here are your home learning tasks for today. Make sure you have read the post immediately below this one to find out your weekly tasks for other subjects.
Reading: The War in North Africa (A3 photocopied pack)
See PDF below
Activity: After working through the lesson, solve these problems by identifying the equation before working out the answer
1) Mrs Orange decides to share her savings between her six grandchildren. She has £350 in her savings tin and £1450 in her savings account. How much will each of her grandchildren get?
2) Green lollipops come in packs of 5, yellow lollipops come in packs of 6 and blue lollipops come in packs of 4. A school buys 32 packs of blue lollipops and 18 packs of green lollipops. How many lollipops will they buy altogether?
3) The baker’s oven can bake 28 loaves of bread at a time. In a day, it can go through 30 full bakes. How many loaves of bread would be baked after 1 week?
4) Ms Purple sells cars for a living. In one day, she sells 2 blue cars (at £4500 each), 7 yellow cars (at £6000 each) and 12 black cars (at £8000 each). How much money does she take in car sales in that one day?
5) Coaches carry 58 people. A school decides to take its 300 pupils and 38 staff on a visit to the beach. A single coach costs £128. How much will the total cost of the coaches come to?
23-27th March Weekly Activities
Learn this week's spellings and write them in sentences
Go through the conjunctions powerpoint (saved as a pdf) then complete the conjunctions worksheet attached below
You wrote inspirational speeches then created a pop art masterpiece this week. In role as the character you chose, write an inspirational speech about the subject they campaign(ed) for. If they already made an inspirational speech, you will have to think outside the box and write one for a different event!
Research old British currency from WWII and write war-themed word problems using these units
Make a model of an air raid shelter – either Anderson or Morrison. Be creative – what can you use around the house? Paper? Cushions? If it’s big enough for you to get inside, spend a bit of time in there and imagine there is an air raid. How would you feel? What would you be able to hear? Write about it in your exercise book
Use your current knowledge and research online to answer these questions in your exercise book, then create a poster or leaflet about the circulatory system. Think about including a diagram of the lungs or heart.
How does oxygen enter the body?
How do the heart and lungs work together?
How do waste gases get released from the lungs?
How do the pulmonary arteries and veins work?
How do the alveoli transfer gases into the blood?
How does the hear circulate blood through the body?
How do valves in blood vessels work?
We learned about pop art on Friday, focusing on Andy Warhol. Take what we have learned further and research one of these artists, creating a piece of artwork inspired by them (e.g. a sculpture inspired by Claes Oldenburg, a collage inspired by Richard Hamilton). Do this research with an adult, as some of their images might not be appropriate for you.
Hello, welcome to our Year 6 Home Learning page!
I will update this page every week day with your learning for that day. Each Monday, there will also be ideas for Learning Journey, Science and Art learning/projects. These could form the basis for your main project of the time away, or you might be inspired by something completely different!
Please use the form below to ask me any questions, I will be checking emails regularly during the week.
Below are the documents I sent home in your Home Learning pack, in case you need a replacement. Here are some suggestions on how to use them:
Practice one list of spellings each week, just as you do with your homework. Use the look, write, cover, check method. Ask a family member to test you at the end of each week! Also use this time to go back over the spelling lists in your homework folders. You should be able to spell nearly every word on the year 3/4 list and the year 5/6 list!
Focus on the area suggested for arithmetic each week. Complete the problems from the sheet (in your exercise book or on paper) then think of and complete more questions of the same type until you are really comfortable with that skill. Again, ask a family member to test you on the skill at the end of the week. If you found it tricky, continue to practice that skill in coming weeks.
World War II Knowledge Organiser
This contains a timeline including most of the key events we have studied, and some vocabulary we have discussed. You could use this to create flash cards to quiz yourself or members of your family - each fact is numbered to help with this! You could also use this as inspiration for a WWII project - perhaps one of the facts or words catches your interest?