Year 6 Planning Archive

Weekly tasks for the children – WC 6th July

Weekly Writing Tasks Weekly Maths Tasks
Watch and listen to Part 9 and Part 10 of Treasure Island.
Choose at least 2 of the following activities. Remember, just like in school, planning, re-reading and editing are vital (don’t forget the non-negotiables).
It might help you to complete the reading activities first.
 
1. Rewrite part 9 from the point of view of one of the pirates.
 
2. Write a newspaper report describing the triumphant return of the Hispaniola. Don’t forget to include direct and reported speech and use the correct punctuation.
 
3. Create a comic strip of the entire Treasure Island story. Split your page into 8 or 12 sections and include the key points of the story. Don’t forget to draw pictures and speech bubbles.
This week’s Maths focus will be on Algebra. This is a new concept for you all. Remember to do the online lessons before attempting the tasks.  Have a go and try your best.
 
The activities we’d like you to try are outlined below.
a)       Log into My Maths. Complete the lesson Introduction to algebra.
b)      Log into My Maths. Complete the lesson Function machine.
c)       Log into My Maths. Complete the lesson Algebraic thinking.
Remember to watch the online lesson videos before completing the activities.
Please continue your times table practice. 10 minutes, 3 times per week – using Times Tables Rockstars.
Weekly Spelling Tasks Weekly Reading Tasks
Year 5 and 6 Spelling Rule 56: Year 5 & 6 spellings – eq to f
Year 5 and 6 Spelling Rule 57: Year 5 & 6 spellings – g to le
 
Click on the link Spelling Frame and it will take you to the correct page. You can play games to help you practise your weekly spellings. When you’re confident, please complete the test. Good luck!
 
Word List Code: 44634 and 44650
1. Watch Part 9: An empty pit and Ben Gunn’s surprise and answer the following questions.
a) Why do the pirates have no trouble getting up this morning?
b) Why do the pirates find a skeleton on the hillside and how do they recognise the clothes its wears?
c) Why would the pirates be scared of the spirit of Captain Flint?
d) How does Long John Silver persuade the pirates to continue?
e) Why does Long John Silver hand a pistol to Jim?
f) How do Squire and the Captain come to have treasure?
g) Why is Long John Silver not marooned on the island?
 
2. Watch Part 10: Silver escapes and the heroes return  and write a book review of Treasure Island. Try to include some of the following information.
Did you enjoy the story? Why?
– Who was your favourite character? Why?
– Did the story end the way you thought it would?
– What was your favourite part of the story?
– Who would you recommend this story to?
 
3. Login to First News iHuband read the article World News (level 2). After you have read it, complete the comprehension questions. Do not forget PEE – Point, Evidence and Explanation – when answering the 2 and 3 star questions.
 
4. Login to First News iHuband complete the Turtle Boost Crossword (level 2).
 
Read a book of your choice. We’d love to hear your recommendations. Try to read at least 3 times a week, ideally every day. For those of you who have an Amazon Prime account, there are lots of free eBooks available to download. Alternatively, create an account on Oxford Owl and enjoy a wide range of free eBooks
Other Learning Activities for this week:
GPS:  Click on the link to watch the video on Synonyms and antonyms and complete the activity.
Topic:
For the remainder of the term, the topic activities will be centred around a challenge: Designing a Theme Park.
You have bought a plot of land and have recently been granted planning permission to build a theme park as the local council feel the attraction would bring income and jobs within the local area. You have been granted a substantial business loan of £5 million for building and start-up costs.
 
Task 3: Create a brochure to advertise your theme park. For ideas click Brochure Ideas here.
 
Computing:
Go to Purple Mash and complete the coding task that has been set for you as 2Dos: Catching Game

Weekly tasks for the children – WC 29th June

Weekly Writing Tasks Weekly Maths Tasks
Watch and listen to Part 7 and Part 8 of Treasure Island.
Choose at least 2 of the following activities. Remember, just like in school, planning, re-reading and editing are vital (don’t forget the non-negotiables).
It might help you to complete the reading activities first.
 
1. Plot Jim’s positive actions and show how he climbs the ladder to success. Start with him leaving the stockade at night and finish with him killing the pirate, Hands (see example below).
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2. Create thought bubbles for Silver, Jim and the pirates. What are they thinking? How does each one differ?
 
3. Retell part 8 in the first person from Silver’s perspective. What happens? How does it make him feel? Whose side is he really on?
This week’s Maths focus will be on Ratio. This is a new concept for you all. Remember to do the online lessons before attempting the tasks.  Have a go and try your best.
 
The activities we’d like you to try are outlined below.
a)      Log into My Maths. Complete the lesson Ratio dividing 1
b)      Log into My Maths. Complete the lesson Ratio. dividing 2 Remember to watch the online lesson videos before completing the activities.
c)      Log into SATs Companion and complete Test Set F: Arithmetic.
Please continue your times table practice. 10 minutes, 3 times per week – using Times Tables Rockstars.
Weekly Spelling Tasks Weekly Reading Tasks
 Year 5 and 6 Spelling Rule 55: Year 5 & 6 spellings – conv to en.
 
Click on the link Spelling Frame and it will take you to the correct page. You can play games to help you practise your weekly spellings. When you’re confident, please complete the test. Good luck!
 
Word List Code: 42471
1. Watch Part 7: A fight and the Hispaniola captured. and answer the following questions.
Why does Jim leave the stockade?
How does Jim manage to get to the Hispaniola?
Why does Jim cut the anchor rope?
How does O’Brien get killed?
How does Jim realise that Hands is not as badly injured as he thought?
Why does Jim’s first pistol not fire?
How does it happen that Hands misses Jim with his knife?
Why does Jim climb the mast?
 
2. Watch Part 8: The pirates parely and the ‘Black Spot’. of the Treasure Island story. Write a prediction of what you think is going to happen next. Remember to use evidence to support your answer.
e.g. I think… because in the episode / so far in the story…
 
3. Login to First News iHuband complete Word Definition – Level 2: Building News.
 
3. Login to First News iHuband read the article Animal News (level 2). After you have read it, complete the comprehension questions. Do not forget PEE – Point, Evidence and Explanation – when answering the 2 and 3 star questions.
 
Read a book of your choice. We’d love to hear your recommendations. Try to read at least 3 times a week, ideally every day. For those of you who have an Amazon Prime account, there are lots of free eBooks available to download. Alternatively, create an account on Oxford Owl and enjoy a wide range of free eBooks.
Other Learning Activities for this week:
GPS:   on the link to watch the video on Why is punctuation important in news?
Write a short explanation about why punctuation is important in any type of writing.
Topic:
For the remainder of the term, the topic activities will be centered around a challenge: Designing a Theme Park.
You have bought a plot of land and have recently been granted planning permission to build a theme park as the local council feel the attraction would bring income and jobs within the local area. You have been granted a substantial business loan of £5 million for building and start-up costs.
Task 1: Creating a plan of your park.
Will your park just be for thrill-seeking adults? Will it be a place suitable for a family of all ages? Or are you just going to create an attraction for children? What will you call your park?
You will plan your park on squared paper using the using the instructions provided. Squared paper and instructions here.
Your park needs three distinct areas (so customers can walk between them and avoid becoming bored).
There must legally be certain amenities within the theme park
Every square not filled must be paved (at a cost of £500 for every 50m2).
Don’t spend more than £4 million on building your park!!
 
Task 2: Create a budget
After you have planned your park, record how much you have spent on the various rides etc. Remember you have £5 million pounds but you will need £1 million for staffing and running costs. Record on Budget recording sheet here.
 
Computing:
Go to Purple Mash and complete the coding tasks that have been set for you as 2Dos: Dancer, Feed the Duck.

Weekly tasks for the children – WC 22nd June

Weekly Writing Tasks Weekly Maths Tasks
Watch and listen to Part 5 and Part 6 of Treasure Island.
Choose at least 2 of the following activities. Remember, just like in school, planning, re-reading and editing are vital (don’t forget the non-negotiables).
It might help you to complete the reading activities first.
 
1. Imagine Ben Gunn has been able to keep a diary. Write entries covering the events when he was marooned. Plan your entries carefully so that you have something new and interesting to add for each day.
 
2. Imagine and write about the unseen moment when Jim escapes from the pirates.  How does he manage to get away without being seen?
 
3. Captain Smollett tells Long John Silver that if he gives himself up he can be sure of a fair trial in front of a court of law. Imagine Silver is a fugitive pirate on the run and create a ‘Wanted’ poster for him. Add details of the crime for which he is ‘Wanted’.
 
4. Imagine that truce discussions (an agreement between the enemies to stop fighting or arguing for a certain time) are reported for a TV news show.
 
This week’s Maths focus will be on Ratio. This is a new concept for you all. Remember to do the online lessons before attempting the tasks.  Have a go and try your best.
 
The activities we’d like you to try are outlined below.
a)       Log into My Maths. Complete the lesson Ratio introduction.
b)      Log into My Maths. Complete the lesson Ratio modelling. Remember to watch the online lesson videos before completing the activities.
c)       Log into SATs Companion and complete Test Set E: Arithmetic.
Please continue your times table practice. 10 minutes, 3 times per week – using Times Tables Rockstars.
 
 
Weekly Spelling Tasks Weekly Reading Tasks
Year 5 and 6 Spelling Rule 54: Year 5 & 6 spellings – aw to cont.
 
Click on the link Spelling Frame and it will take you to the correct page. You can play games to help you practise your weekly spellings. When you’re confident, please complete the test. Good luck!
 
Word List Code: 40079
1. Watch Part 5: Escape to the island and Ben Gunn and answer the following questions.
Why is Squire Trelawney not rowing the boat?
Why does Squire Trelawney say he is not rowing the boat?
How did Jim get to the island?
Why is Ben Gunn so wild-looking?
How did Ben Gunn come to be marooned on the island?
Ben tells Jim that there has been a ‘bright side’ to his being marooned. What do you think this is?
Why does Jim not find out what the ‘bright side’ is?
Why is Jim pleased to see the Union Flag flying on the island?
 
2. Watch Part 6: The stockade and the pirates attack of the Treasure Island story. Write a summary of what has happened by recapping the main events in your own words in no more than 5 or 6 sentences. Remember to write them up in a paragraph (don’t forget to write it in chronological order).
 
3. Login to First News iHuband read the article ‘US protests spread worldwide’. After you have read it, complete the comprehension questions. Do not forget PEE – Point, Evidence and Explanation – when answering the 2 and 3 star questions.
 
Read a book of your choice. We’d love to hear your recommendations. Try to read at least 3 times a week, ideally every day. For those of you who have an Amazon Prime account, there are lots of free eBooks available to download. Alternatively, create an account on Oxford Owl and enjoy a wide range of free eBooks.
Other Learning Activities for this week:
GPS: Click on the link Commas, Brackets and Dashes, watch the video, and then complete Activities 1 and 2.  This is a recap of parentheses.
Topic:
Find out more information about pirates: e.g. what a pirate was, different types of pirates, what they wore, what they ate, what life was like on board a pirate ship.
Log in to Espresso and search ‘pirates’ to find lots of fact files. 
Click on the link to watch Horrible Histories Putrid Pirates to find out more about pirates.
WARNING: SOME OF THE IMAGES ARE A BIT GROSS!
Use this information to create your own set of Pirate Top Trumps. You might choose to use the pirates from Treasure Island or famous pirates – it’s up to you. Don’t forget to draw a picture of your pirate in the top box.
Your categories might include Age, Fear Factor, Strength/ Power, Bravery, Intelligence, Cunning, Sword Fighting Skills, Buccaneer Spirit, Reputation, etc. The choice is yours. Enjoy being creative.
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You could draw a template like the one above.
Computing:
Go to Purple Mash and complete the coding tasks that have been set for you as 2Dos: Driving Game, Football Game.

Weekly tasks for the children – WC 15th June

Weekly Writing Tasks Weekly Maths Tasks
Click on the link and watch and listen to animated part 3 and part 4. It might help you to complete the reading activities first. 
Choose at least 2 of the following activities. Remember, just like at school, planning, re-reading and editing are vital (don’t forget the non-negotiables).
 
1. Begin to compile a list of Long John Silver’s ‘Good’ and ‘Bad’ points. Something a bit like the image below:
 
You can continue to add to it as get further into the story. 
 
2. Write diary entries for Jim Hawkins, Captain Smollet and Squire Trelawney. Use them to describe their contrasting feelings about Long John Silver and the crew. 
 
3. Write an alternative ending to the part 4 in which Jim is discovered in the barrel. Does he escape, and how? 
 
4. Create thought bubbles for each of the characters in the Captain’s cabin. What is each one of them thinking? 
 
This week’s Maths focus will be on translation and reflection of shapes in a coordinate grid. This is new to some of you and revision for others. 
 
The activities we’d like you to try are outlined below.
a)     Log into My Maths. Complete the lesson on Translation. Remember to watch the online lesson videos before completing the activities.  
b)    Log into My Maths. Complete the lesson Reflection. Remember to watch the online lesson videos before completing the activities.  
c)     Log into SATs Companion and complete the task on translation and reflection.
d)    Log into SATs Companion and complete the Test Set D Arithmetic Test. 
 
Please continue your times table practice. 10 minutes, 3 times per week – using Times Tables Rockstars. 
 
Weekly Spelling Tasks Weekly Reading Tasks
Year 5 and 6 Spelling Rule 53: Year 5 & 6 spellings – a to av.
 
Click on the link Spelling Frame and it will take you to the correct page. You can play games to help you practise your weekly spellings. When you’re confident, please complete the test. Good luck!
 
Word List Code: 37212
1. Click on the link and watch and listen to animated part 3: Long John Silver and the Hispaniola and answer the following questions. 
a) Why is Jim concerned when he first sees Long John Silver?
b) What makes Jim lose his initial worries about Long John Silver? 
c) What is Long John Silver’s job on the ship?
d) What is Jim’s impression of the crew and why? Use evidence to support your answer (PEE). 
e) What does Squire Trelawney think about the crew and why? Use evidence to support your answer (PEE).
f) Whose opinion would you trust about the crew – Captain Smollett or Squire Trelawney? Why? Use evidence to support your answer (PEE). 
 
2. Watch part 4 of the Treasure Island story, The voyage and the apple barrel. Write a prediction of what you think is going to happen next. Remember to use evidence to support your answer. I think… because in the episode / so far in the story…
 
3. Login to First News iHub and read the article Transport News. After you’ve read it, complete the comprehension questions. Don’t forget PEE – Point, Evidence, Explanation – when answering the 2 and 3 star questions.
 
Read a book of your choice. We’d love to hear your recommendations. Try to read at least 3 times a week, ideally every day. For those of you who have an Amazon Prime account, there are lots of free eBooks available to download. Alternatively, create an account on Oxford Owl and enjoy a wide range of free eBooks.
Other Learning Activities for this week:
 GPS: Log in to Espresso. Watch the video on Using a colon to introduce a list and complete the various quizzes and activities. 
Write a list of the things you’d pack if you were going on the Hispaniola with Long John Silver and crew using a colon to introduce it. Remember that the clause before the colon must be a main clause (make sense on its own). 
Topic: 
Design your own treasure map like the one Jim Hawkins found in Treasure Island. Don’t forget to add features such as trees, mountains, rivers, any buildings, the location of the treasure etc and label them. 
Design your own pirate treasure map. Remember to include trees, hills or mountains, rivers, camps etc. Don’t forget the compass. Here are some examples below that might help. 
      
Extra challenge: Can you write instructions on how to find the treasure. e.g. Walk east six paces then turn left near the tall palm trees. 
Art: Watch the YouTube clip showing how to draw graffiti letters and use it to design a graffiti tag of your name. Before you start, practise different styles of letters and experiment with combining styles and writing a few different tags for yourself. Try to think about how you could show your personality, interests and style through the font, colour, shapes and details you use. Here are some examples below to help. 
    

 

Weekly tasks for the children – WC 8th June

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Weekly Writing Tasks  Weekly Maths Tasks 
This half term we are going to be reading Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson and some of our writing tasks will be linked to it. Click on the link and watch and listen to animated part 1 and part 2. It might help you to complete the reading activities first. 
Choose at least 2 of the following activities. Remember, just like at school, planning, re-reading and editing are vital (don’t forget the non-negotiables).
 
1. Imagine you are a policeman investigating the death of Billy Bones. Choose one character that was in The Admiral Benbow that night. What questions would you ask and how might they reply? 
e.g. Interview of Jim Hawkins
Q: Why is a 12-year-old boy running a pub on his own?  
A: My dad died recently so it’s just me and my mum now. She’d been working all day and was exhausted so I offered to take over so she could have a rest. 
 
Remember your witness might not always tell you the truth. 
 
2. Write a ‘back-story’ for Black Dog or the Blind Beggar. Things you might consider: How have they come to be looking for Billy Bones? What sort of relationship did they have with him? How did Black Dog lose his fingers? Has the Blind Beggar always been blind?


3. Watch the BBC Teach clip on Verbs, adverbs and fronted adverbials in sports journalism and write a report on a sporting event you’ve attended or been part of using verbs, adverbs and fronted adverbials correctly.  
This week’s Maths focus will be on coordinates. This is new to some of you and revision for others. 
 
The activities we’d like you to try are outlined below.
a)     Log into My Maths. Complete the lesson Coordinates 2 – Negative. Remember to watch the online lesson videos before completing the activities.  
b)    Log into SATs Companion and complete the task on plotting and finding coordinates in a 4 quadrant grid. 
c)     Log into SATs Companion and complete the Test Set C Arithmetic Test. 
 
Please continue your times table practice. 10 minutes, 3 times per week – using Times Tables Rockstars. 
 
Weekly Spelling Tasks  Weekly Reading Tasks 
Year 5 and 6 Spelling Rule 52: Homophones and other words that are often confused.
 
Click on the link Spelling Frame and it will take you to the correct page. You can play games to help you practise your weekly spellings. When you’re confident, please complete the test. Good luck!
 
Word List Code: 35505
This half term we are going to be reading Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson and lots of our reading tasks will be linked to it. 
 
1. Click on the link and watch and listen to animated part 1: Jim Hawkins and The Admiral Benbowand answer the following questions. 
a) Why is such a young boy apparently running an inn?
b) What does Billy Bones mean when he asks whether there is ‘much company’ at the inn?
c) Why is Billy Bones pleased that there is not ‘much company’ at the inn? 
d) After the visit of Black Dog, why does Billy have ‘the look of a man who has much to fear’?
e) What do you think Billy Bones means by ‘the Black Spot’?
f) What are ‘pieces of eight’? 
 
2. Watch part 2 of the Treasure Island story, The Squire and the Treasure Map,and write a summary of the first two chapters. It should be a paragraph in length. 
Top tip: Pick out the 5 or 6 main / most important things that happen and only write about them. 
 
3. Login to First News iHub and read the article – “To play someone I idolise is amazing!” (level 2). After you’ve read it, complete the comprehension questions. Don’t forget PEE – Point, Evidence, Explanation – when answering the 2 and 3 star questions.

Read a book of your choice. We’d love to hear your recommendations. Try to read at least 3 times a week, ideally every day. For those of you who have an Amazon Prime account, there are lots of free eBooks available to download. Alternatively, create an account on Oxford Owl and enjoy a wide range of free eBooks.
Other Learning Activities for this week: 
GPS: Watch the BBC Teach Clip on Verbs, adverbs and fronted adverbials in sports journalism.
Extra challenge: Can you write your own sports report using verbs, adverbs and fronted adverbials correctly? See writing planning for more info. 
PSHE: Watch the clip from the film Inside Out. Think about the different emotions you feel. What makes you happy, sad, anxious, frightened, excited, nervous, annoyed etc? Use these ideas to create a picture of all the emotions inside your head. You can draw or write to them or do a combination of both. Here are some examples below of the sort of thing we’re looking for. We’d like you to really take your time over this; it should take you a couple of days at least. 
      

Weekly tasks for the children – WC 1st June

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Weekly Writing Tasks  Weekly Maths Tasks 
Click on the link for The Forbidden Tower. Read the text and explore the image. Complete the ‘Story Starter’. 

There are 4 additional activities to choose from; please complete at least 2. Just like at school, planning, re-reading and editing are vital (don’t forget the non-negotiables).

Story Starter: Continue the story, telling the reader where the crow was going and what Lucy would find inside. Try and incorporate subordinating conjunctions into your sentences (see the GPS section if you need to revise these beforehand).

1. Question Time: answer the questions on the slide.

2.  Sentence Challenge: these sentences are ‘sick’ and need help to get better.

3. Grammar/ punctuation Challenge: put the subordinating conjunctions into complex sentences.
 
4. Picture It: imagine what one of the rooms inside the tower looks like.  Draw or write down what you have imagined.

Remember to email us your finished work.

This week’s Maths focus will be revision of long multiplication and long division.
 
The activities we’d like you to try are outlined below.

a)     Log into My Maths. Complete the lessons: Long Multiplication, Long and Short Division. Remember to watch the online lesson videos before completing the activities.  You might prefer to do your working out on a piece of paper rather than use the boxes on the screen.  Don’t forget to input your answer after you’ve worked it out.

b)    Log in to Purple Mash and complete the maths tasks: Long Multiplication, Long Division. You will find them in the ‘2Dos’ area.
 
Please continue your times table practice. 10 minutes, 3 times per week – using Times Tables Rockstars.
Weekly Spelling Tasks  Weekly Reading Tasks 
Year 5 and 6 Spelling Rule 51: Homophones and other words that are often confused.
 
Click on the link Spelling Frame and it will take you to the correct page. You can play games to help you practise your weekly spellings. When you’re confident, please complete the test. Good luck!
 
Word List Code: 34377
Login to First News iHub and read the article – “I’m in Mum’s bad books!” (level 2). After you’ve read it, complete the comprehension questions. 

Don’t forget PEE – Point, Evidence, Explanation – when answering the 2 and 3 star questions.

Complete word definition activity: F1 Joins Fight (level 2).
Complete crossword: Art News (level 2).

Read a book of your choice. We’d love to hear your recommendations. 

Try to read at least 3 times a week, ideally every day. 

For those of you who have an Amazon Prime account, there are lots of free eBooks available to download. Alternatively, create an account on Oxford Owl and enjoy a wide range of free eBooks.
Other Learning Activities for this week: 

GPS: This week’s activity will be revision of subordinating conjunctions and how to use them correctly in your writing, something that we have previously looked. Watch the two videos and then complete Activities 1 and 2Use this to help you with this week’s writing task on The Forbidden Tower.

Art: Watch the video about drawing a self-portrait. You will need a mirror, pencil, paper and coloured pencils (optional). You might even want to take a photograph of yourself and use that as a point of reference rather than using a mirror. Have a go at drawing your own portrait. Don’t forget to use light, feathery pencil strokes and not solid lines. We can’t wait to see your designs. You might need to open this link in Google Chrome.

Science: Click on the link to learn about the positive and negative effects of medicines and drugs on our bodies. Watch the video and then complete the two activities beneath it. Next, write a list of any drugs people might use that are not medicines.  Now, answer the following questions.

How do these substances affect people?
Who uses these substances?
Why?

Weekly tasks for the children – WC 18th May

Weekly Writing Tasks Weekly Maths Tasks
This week we have 2 writing activities for you to choose from, or, of course, you are more than welcome to do both if you would like to!
Activity A
Click on the link  Writing a debate argument. This will take you to  BBC Bitesize. We would like you to watch the videos: About Debates and The Key Features of an Argument. After you have watched the videos complete Activity 1.
When you have done that we would like you to write an argument based around the question: Should Mobile Phones be allowed in schools?
 Choose either to agree with this or not to agree and then write your argument. 
Activity B
Click on the link Writing a Report . This will take you to  BBC Bitesize. We would like you to watch the two videos on how to write a report. After watching the videos complete the 3 activities. 
Don’t forget to email us your finished work. 
This week’s Maths focus will be fractions and percentages, something that we have covered last term in school. 
The activities we’d like you to try are outlined below.
a)     Log into My Maths. Complete the lessons: Multiplying Fractions, Modelling Percentages and Finding Percentages of amounts 2. Remember to watch the videos before completing the activities. 
b)    Click Multiplying FractionsWatch the video and then complete the tasks. If you cannot print out the accompanying sheets then you could do the questions on a sheet of paper.
b) Log in to Purple Mash and complete the maths task: Fraction Calculations-Missing Parts
You will find them in the ‘2Dos’ area.
 
Please continue your times table practice. 10 minutes, 3 times per week – using Times Tables Rockstars. 
Weekly Spelling Tasks Weekly Reading Tasks

Year 5 and 6 Spelling Rule 50: Homophones and other words that are often confused (3).
 
Click on the link Spelling Frame and it will take you to the correct page. You can play games to help you practise your weekly spellings. When you’re confident, please complete the test. Good luck!
 
Word List Code: 31906
1. Login to First News iHub and complete the following activities:
 a) Comprehension activity: VE Day 2020 (level 2). Don’t forget PEE – Point, Evidence, Explanation, when answering the 2 and 3 star questions
b) Crossword: Coral Breakthrough(level 2).
c) Debate: Should Humans set up on Mars?
(level 2)
 
2. Try to read a book of your choice at least 3 times a week, ideally every day. For those of you who have an Amazon Prime account, there are lots of free ebooks available to download. Alternatively, create an account on Oxford Owl and enjoy a wide range of free ebooks. 
Other Learning Activities for this week:
GPS: This week’s activities will be revision of  Modal Verbs and Commas, Brackets, DashesFor each, watch the videos and then complete the activities.
Art:  Click on the link to follow the demonstration of Roll a Picasso. This short video shows you how to create a Picasso style face by rolling a dice and choosing different face shapes and features. All you will need is a piece of paper, a dice, pencil and something with which to colour your masterpiece!
Below is a sheet with the different facial features and corresponding dice numbers. We hope you have fun. You can create as many different faces as you wish and/or play with a member of your family.

Weekly tasks for the children – WC 11th May

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Weekly Writing Tasks  Weekly Maths Tasks 

Click on the link for Under the bridge. Read the text and explore the image. There are 4 different activities to choose from; please complete at least 2. Remember to use the questions / prompts to help you produce a great piece of writing. Just like at school, planning, re-reading and editing are vital.

1. Write a description of either of the character

2. Create thought bubbles of the two characters.

3. Write a note about the 2 characters that you can pass on to someone else.

4. Describe what the characters might see on the other side of the river.

Don’t forget to email us your finished work.
1. Log in to SATs Companion and complete the assigned Arithmetic Paper.

2. This week’s Maths focus will be converting between metric units of measure. There’s an explanation video, practise activities and finally some more challenging problem solving questions.

The activities we’d like you to try are outlined below.
a) Click on the link What are metric measurements? Watch the video and complete the short activity.

b) Log in to Purple Mash and complete the two maths tasks: Convert units of measure 2 and Convert measures to solve problems.
You will find them in the ‘2Dos’ area.
 
Please continue your times table practice. 10 minutes, 3 times per week – using Times Tables Rockstars.
Weekly Spelling Tasks  Weekly Reading Tasks 

Year 5 and 6 Spelling Rule 49: Homophones and other words that are often confused (2).
 
Click on the link Spelling Frame and it will take you to the correct page. You can play games to help you practise your weekly spellings. When you’re confident, please complete the test. Good luck!
 
Word List Code: 29505
1. This week we’re going to be exploring fiction. Click on the link to Lightning. Read the text and answer the questions fully using evidence from the text. Don’t forget PEE – Point, Evidence, Explanation.
2. Login to First News iHub and complete the following activities:
a) Word definition activity: Earth’s other moon (level 2).
b) Crossword: World News (level 2).
 
3. Try to read a book of your choice at least 3 times a week, ideally every day. For those of you who have an Amazon Prime account, there are lots of free ebooks available to download. Alternatively, create an account on Oxford Owl and enjoy a wide range of free ebooks.
 
Other Learning Activities for this week: 
GPS: This week’s activity will be revision of the difference between plural and apostrophe ‘s’. Log in to Espresso. Watch the video and complete the quizzes and activities. Then complete the Apostrophes activity in the 2Dos on Purple Mash.

Art:  Click on the link to follow the online lesson on Optical Illusions and using shading to show form focusing on the work of Bridget Riley and complete your own Optical Art. You will need a black or a dark coloured felt tip pen, white paper and some colouring pencils. Remember to work at your own pace; it should take you a few hours to complete. This doesn’t have to be done in one go.

Science: This week’s science links to our Lightning reading comprehension. Click on the link and answer at least 2 of the ‘Be a detective’ questions at the bottom of the page.

Weekly tasks for the children – WC 4th May

Weekly Writing Tasks Weekly Maths Tasks
1.     The end of this week (8th May) marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day – a day commemorating the official end of the Second World War.  We would love you to click on the link below, watch the video and then create a fact file all about it.  You could even include pictures and some ‘Did you know’ facts.  We can’t wait to read them!  
VE Day
2. We would also like you to have a go at writing a thank you letter.  The link Thank You will take you to a picture of a thank you note. When you scroll down there will be some activities for you to do.
Story Starter:  Write a letter to someone who is important to you, thanking them for all the ways they have made a positive difference to your life.
Sentence Challenge:  Write a short paragraph.
Sick Sentences:  Can you improve the sentences?
Question Time: Answer the questions linked to the picture.
Perfect Picture: Draw an image showing what the person in the picture has said thank you for.
We would like you to choose 2 activities from this list to complete. If you would like to do more then – FAB!
This week’s Maths focus will be using analogue and digital time to help answer questions based around converting time and timetables.
 
The activities we’d like you try are outlined below.
1. Click on the link What is Analogue and Digital Time? Watch the video on time and the complete the three short activities.
2. Log in to Purple Mash and complete the three maths tasks: 12hr and 24hr Conversions, Timetables, and Interpreting Timetables.
You will find them in the ‘2Dos’ area.
 
Please continue your times table practice. 10 minutes, 3 times per week – using Times Tables Rockstars. 
Weekly Spelling Tasks Weekly Reading Tasks
Year 5 and 6 Spelling Rule 48: Homophones and other words that are often confused.
 
Click on the link Spelling Frame and it will take you to the correct page. You can play games to help you practise your weekly spellings. When you’re confident, please complete the test. Good luck!
 
Word List Code: 28272
Login to First News iHub and read the article – Animal News (level 2). After you’ve read it, complete the comprehension questions. 
Complete word definition activity: Moore Money (level 2).
Complete crossword: Good News for Rhinos (level 2).
 
Read a book of your choice. We’d love to hear your recommendations. 
Other Learning Activities for this week:
GPS: This week’s activity will be revision of paragraphs and how to use them correctly, something that we have already looked at previously. Watch the 2nd video down on paragraphs and then complete Activities 1 and 2
Art: Watch the video about completing a Texture Treasure Hunt based around the German artist – Max Ernst – and his technique ‘Frottage’. Then complete the activity.  You will need a sharp pencil and a piece of paper (preferably A4).  Coloured pencils and a black marker are optional.  We can’t wait to see your designs.
Science: This week we are continuing with our topic on light. The activities we’d like you try are outlined below.
Click on Light and Dark and watch the three videos: What is light? What is reflection? How does the eye detect light?
Next, please complete the 2 tasks on Purple Mash: Reflection and Surfaces, Light and Mirrors. You can find them in the ‘2Dos’ area.  

Weekly tasks for the children – WC 27th April

Click here for a printable copy of the planning.

Weekly Writing Tasks  Weekly Maths Tasks 
This week we would like you to have a go at some descriptive writing.

The link here: The Climb will take you to a picture of a mountain climber. When you scroll down there will be some activities for you to do.

1. Story Starter: Read the beginning of the story. Your task is to complete it.
2. Sentence Challenge:  Write a short description.
3. Sick Sentences:  Can you improve the sentences?
4. Question Time: Answer the questions linked to the picture.
5. Perfect Picture: Draw a picture of something you would like to achieve in the future and include a paragraph explaining what it is and why.

We would like you to choose 2 activities from this list to complete. If you would like to do more then – GREAT 
This week’s Maths focus will be finding the Mode, Mean and Median of a set of numbers.
The activities we’d like you try are outlined below.

1. Login to My Maths My Maths then complete:
a). Mode and Mean: Please watch the video first as this will guide you through how to find the Mode and Mean. Then complete the activity.
b) Complete Arithmetic Assessment 1. My Maths

2. The link Mean, Mode, Median will take you to BBC BITESIZE where you can complete the activity on finding the Mean, Mode and Median. Please watch the videos before doing the activities.
Mean, Mode, Median

3.Please continue your times table practice. 3 times per week – 10 minutes using Times Tables Rockstars. Click here
Weekly Spelling Tasks  Weekly Reading Tasks 
Year 5 and 6 Spelling Rule 47: Words with silent letters.
 
Click on the link below and it will take you to the correct page. You can play games to help you practise your weekly spellings. When you’re confident, please complete the test. Good luck!
 
Word List Code: 26360
Spelling Frame
Would you like to eat insects? Would this be a good idea or not?

1.Login to First news ihub First News ihub and read the article – We’d eat insects!  (level 2) After you’ve read it, complete the comprehension questions.

2. Complete word definition activity: Earth’s other Moon. (level 2)

3. Complete crossword: Ancient Creatures Uncovered. (level 2)

4. First News ihub
 Read a book you love. We’d love to hear your recommendations – email your teacher your thoughts and opinions.
Other Learning Activities for this week: 
GPS: Active and Passive Verbs This week’s activity will be a revision of active and passive verbs and how to use them, something that we have already looked at previously. Click the link to watch the 2 videos and complete the 2 online activities. If you cannot download the worksheet for the 3rd activity, you could write the sentences on paper and complete the task that way. Active and Passive Verbs

Art: Watch the video about Picasso. Picasso Video Afterwards see if you can create a Picasso style portrait using different face parts cut out from magazines. Try sticking the features in in different places than normal.
Picasso Video

Science: This term’s topic looks at light .Please complete the 2 tasks on purple mash: Sources of light, How light Travels. You can find them in the ‘to do’ section. Login by clicking the link. Purple Mash

Weekly tasks for the children – WC 20th April

Weekly Writing Tasks Weekly Maths Tasks
1. Premier League Writing Stars Poetry Challenge
Visit: www.plprimarystars.com
Create your own account using the class code below then login and complete the assigned task.

Class 13 class code: 7DXWKH
Class 14 class code: SW40YY

Using the resources provided, write a poem about ambition.

Email your finished poems to us. You can also send them to plprimarystars@premierleague.com or share on Twitter @PLCommunities with the hashtag #PLPrimaryStars. 

3 times per week – 10 minutes of Times Tables practise.

1. My Maths – 2 tasks

a) Reading Pie Charts – please follow the lesson provided then complete the online homework. 

b) Complete Arithmetic Assessment

2. Premier League Maths Stars 
Visit: www.plprimarystars.com
Create your own account using the class code below then login and complete the assigned task.
Class 13 class code: 7DXWKH
Class 14 class code: SW40YY

Watch the film, ‘Stick with Maths’ then using the resources in Stick with Maths (Children aged 9-11) complete the various problem-solving activities.
Weekly Spelling Tasks Weekly Reading Tasks
1. Year 5 and 6 Spelling Rule 43 – adding suffixes beginning with vowel letters to words ending 
in –fer

Click on the link below and it will take you to the correct page. You can play games to help you practise your weekly spellings.

When you’re confident, please complete the test. Good luck!
https://www.spellingframe.co.uk/guest/word-list/23937
1. First News iHub – complete the assigned tasks

a) Reading/vocabulary activity – F1 joins the fight

b) Crossword – The Last of the Raptors
 
2. Read a book you love. We’d love to hear your recommendations.  
Other Learning Activities for this week:
GPS – Expressing possibility using modal verbs and adverbs

Log in to Espresso. Select Key Stage 2 / English / SATs routes / Grammar, punctuation and spelling / Modal verbs and adverbs
Watch the video and complete the related activities (numbered 1 to 5 at the top of the screen).

Complete GPS task on SATs companion on modal verbs.

Art – researching an artist from the 20th or 21st century

Please complete your modern art project by the end of this week and send it to us. You can take a photograph and email it to us or if you’ve produced something electronically, please send that. We can’t wait to see your work.