Year 6

 


 

Week Commencing 30th March 2020

Tuesday 31st March

Good morning Year 6! I hope you all had a good day yesterday and started to think about which scientist you are going to spend some time researching over the week. I am also going to attach a photo of times of the day this week that you can observe the International Space Station in the eye - this might be something nice to do with your family before bed time. 

Here are your maths answers from yesterday: D,D,D,D,D,C,B,D,A,B

Story starter!

Having been locked inside the tower for three days the miller’s daughter was beginning to despair. The King had told her, in no uncertain terms, that this was a life or death situation; she would either spin the straw into gold, or she would face an unthinkably gruesome fate.

Just as she was about to give up all hope, with her calloused hands uselessly pleading with the spinning wheel for an unlikely miracle, something unexpected happened…

Over by the open window, where rays of sunlight poured into the cramped enclosure, there appeared a small and peculiar being...

Can you continue the story?

English:

Please complete: Set A: Puzzle and Set B: Test 1 in Reading Book 1 (p.20-24) and Set A: Puzzle and Set B: Test 1 in Reading Book 2 (p.20-24). If you have previously completed these, then please read your own reading book for 20 minutes.

Grammar: From your grammar book, please complete Set B: Test 2 (p.25-28)

Maths:

Please complete Set B: Test 1 in Arithmetic Test Book 1 (p.20-22) and Set B: Test 1 in Arithmetic Test Book 2 (p.20-22). Remember to check all of your answers after you have completed both and look at any mistakes made to see if you can work out where you went wrong. 

Here are another 2 activities for you to complete.

Maths activity 2

1)How many friends was Rob with at the start of his expedition?

2)What footwear was he wearing?

3)What was causing his feet to be unable to move?

4)If you step onto quicksand, your whole body will sink into it. True or false?

5)You are able to pull yourself out of quicksand. True or false?

6)How many of them were stuck in the quicksand?

7)What does the B stand for in PLB?

8)What did they hear at 8 o’clock in the evening?

9)What tool did Tesar use to try and dig himself free? Why don’t you think this worked?

10)Was Tesar OK as soon as he was pulled out from the quicksand? Why not?

 

Monday 30th March

Good morning Year 6! I hope you all had a lovely weekend and found something relaxing to do. I watched lots of good films and baked a cake.

Here are your activities for the day. During the afternoons this week, I would like to you to research a famous scientist eg. Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, Alexander Flemming. What did they discover? Can you carry out any experiments that are linked to their discoveries? Think about how you can present your research in a creative way. 

Maths answers from Friday: B,C,C,D,A,B,C,C,B,D

Story starter!

She had been tracking the deer. Her parents had taught her how.

One hour before, finding the hoof prints in the soft earth, she had followed the trail of broken twigs and occasional nibbled leaf until she had located it. Creeping slowly and quietly, not making even the slightest sound, she remained undetected.

She had stumbled across the mysterious circles in a clearing in the forest, and watched as the deer approached them. With a slight twitch of its ears, the deer stepped indifferently through the first circle, and vanished. Completely vanished.

The girl let out a gasp, and walked towards the circles to investigate…

Can you continue the story? Does the girl step through the circle?

English:

Please complete: Set A: Test 6 in Reading Book 1 (p.17-19) and Set A: Test 6 in Reading Book 2 (p.17-19). If you have previously completed these, then please read your own reading book for 20 minutes or read the next few pages of Where the World Turns Wild.

Grammar: From your grammar book, please complete Set B: Test 1 (p.21-24)

Maths:

Please complete: Set A, Arithmetic Test Book 1 and Set A puzzle (p.16-19) and Set A, Arithmetic Test Book 2 (p.16-19). Complete both of your scoresheets and see how you got on. If you need to go over any of the questions, have a look at the subjects of questions that you got incorrect and have a practice at some other questions. Don’t forget to try the puzzles at the bottom of page 19.

Here are another 2 activities for you to complete.

Maths Activity 2

 


 

Week Commencing 23rd March 2020

Friday 27th March

Good morning Year 6! It’s Friday! I hope you have all had a good week and are ready to completely relax over the weekend. One thing that I would like you to make sure that you do over the weekend is make sure your bedroom is lovely and tidy. You sleep so much better when you are sleeping in a tidy room! Here are your activities for the day.

 Maths answers: C,C,D,C,C,D,B,B,B,A

Perfect picture!

Can you draw what the boy can see through the hole in the fence?

Or…

Story starter!

I was puzzled. Things just kept disappearing from our garden. At first it was just small things, like my toy car , then larger things began to go missing. Dad’s lawnmower vanished. Mum’s favourite plant pot with her favourite plants in. Gone! Just gone!

My parents kept saying that there were thieves on our street. I believed them. Of course I believed them! Why wouldn’t I believe them, they’re my parents?! Sneakily, I got into the habit of looking out of my bedroom window with my camera, in the hope that I would catch a snapshot of the crooks in action.

One afternoon, after I had got in from school and done my homework, I stood at my bedroom window. I was ready. I had my camera in hand. I then watched in amazement and shock as the giant oak tree, that had stood in our garden since before I was born, was dramatically wrenched from the ground by an unseen force. Its great branches and straggling roots and shaking, green leaves began to be pulled towards a hole, the size of a pound coin, in our garden fence. I watched as the tree began to be squeezed, again by this unseen force, through the hole in the fence. A minute later I was standing with my camera at the ready, peering through the hole in the fence, desperate to find out what had happened to all the things from our garden. Then…I felt it…My eye began to feel as if it was being squeezed. My head felt as if it was being pulled towards the fence. My whole body seemed to be moving. Suddenly…Pop!

Can you continue the story? What was on the other side?

English:

Please complete: Set A: Test 5 in Reading Book 1 (p.14-16) and Set A: Test 5 in Reading Book 2 (p.14-16). If you have previously completed these, then please read your own reading book for 20 minutes or read the next few pages of Where the World Turns Wild.

Grammar: From your grammar book, please complete Set A, Spelling test and Set A puzzle, then total all of your scores up (p.18-20)

Maths:

Please complete: Set A, Test 5 Book 1 (p.13-15) and Set A, Test 5 Book 2 (p.13-15)

Here are another 2 activities for you to complete.

Here are another 6 pages of Where the World Turns Wild. After you have read them, you might want to write a summary of some of the key events that you have read this week. Or could you create a mini quiz on the story for one of your friends to answer. 

Thursday 26th March

Good morning Year 6! We’ve almost finished our first week of home learning, I hope everyone is OK and you have a good week. Here are your activities for the day.

Answers from yesterday's maths: B,A,B,C,B,B,C,D,C,C

Reading answers from yesterday’s Survivors questions:

  • 1) Surgeon
  • 2) 2
  • 3 )False
  • 4) Shone a bright light in her eyes
  • 5) A combination of temperature and a lack of oxygen
  • 6 )White faced and motionless
  • 7) When the body temperature drops dangerously low
  • 8) It had prevented her from drowning.
  • 9) She probably felt extremely upset and frustrated that she wasn’t able to become a surgeon because this had been her dream. However I think she would also feel extremely relieved that she is alive and still able to work in the medical profession as a radiologist. To be a surgeon you have to be able to use your hands and fingers to perform the operations. Because her nerves had been damaged this would have been impossible for her.

Story starter!

She gritted her teeth and began the climb.

With her vulnerable young perched precariously on her back as she ascended the branch, the extra weight caused her paws to tremble, and her sensitive whiskers to twitch at the strain.

Now that their nest had gone, and storm clouds gathering overhead, she was desperate to find a new location to begin building again. It was their only chance…

Can you continue the story of the possums as they strive to find a new home? Alternatively, you could do further research on possums and produce a non-chronological report about them?

English:

Please complete: Set A: Test 4 in Reading Book 1 (p.11-13) and Set A: Test 4 in Reading Book 2 (p.11-13). If you have previously completed these, then please read your own reading book for 20 minutes or re-read the Survivor story from yesterday ready for the questions today.

Grammar: From your grammar book, please complete Set A, Test 4 (p.14-17)

Maths:

Please complete: Set A, Test 4 Book 1 (p.10-12) and Set A, Test 4 Book 2 (p.10-12)

Here are another 2 activities for you to complete.

Maths activity 1

Wednesday 25th March

Good morning Year 6! I hope your week is going well so far. Here are your activities for the day.

Answers from yesterday’s Maths – A,B,B,D,D,C,A,C,C,B

Sentence challenge!

Which ending would make this word an adverb?

smart

smarter smartie smartest smartly smartier

Can you use adverbs in your writing today?

Perhaps you could use adverbs to show the possibility of something happening e.g. perhaps, surely, possibly, maybe.

Eg. Perhaps she would find other people soon.

English: 

Please complete: Set A: Test 3 in Reading Book 1 (p.8-10) and Set A: Test 3 in Reading Book 2 (p.8-10). If you have previously completed these, then please read your own reading book for 20 minutes or re-read the Survivor story from yesterday ready for the questions today.

Grammar: From your grammar book, please complete Set A, Test 3 (p.10-13)

Maths:

Please complete: Set A, Test 3 Book 1 (p.7-9) and Set A, Test 3 Book 2 (p.7-9)

Here are another 2 activities for you to complete.

Maths activity 1

Survivor story

Here are some questions based on the story that you read yesterday. Answers will be given tomorrow.

 The Woman Who Froze to Death – Yet Lived.

1)      What job was Anna training to become when the accident happened?

2)      How many friends was she with?

3)      She struggled because the water she fell in was deep. True or false?

4)      What did the rescuers do to check if Bagenholm was responding?

5)      What did they think that she had died from?

6)      What signs were given that Bagenholm had died?

7)      What is hypothermia?

8)      Why was the air pocket a significant thing in this story?

9)      Some of the damage to the nerves in her hands and feet turned out to be irreversible, and sadly this meant she had to abandon her dream of becoming a surgeon. – How do you think Bagenholm felt about this? Why do you think she had to abandon her dream?

Good morning Year 6, I hope you all had a nice weekend and are keeping healthy and well.

Each morning this page will be updated with activities for you to do whilst you are not at school. Please remember that these activities do not have to be completed in any particular order and please don't worry if you don't complete all of the activities. 

Here is an example of a timetable for the day

  • 9AM -9:30AM - The Body Coach P.E lesson on Youtube. Just search for The Body Coach on Youtube and you will find this lesson every morning at 9am
  • 9:30-10:00 - Reading (Where the World Turns Wild)
  • 10:00-10:15 - Break (Fresh air and exercise and if you can't go outside try GoNoodle)
  • 10:15 - 11:15 - English activities (reading and grammar)
  • 11:15 - 12:00 - Maths activities
  • 12:00-12:30 - Free choice (read your own reading book, find a Suduko online, complete a crossword)
  • 12:30-1:30 - Lunch
  • 1:30 - 2:45 - Afternoon activites (Have a look at some of the links on the SCSJ website and find something that interests you. Another one I recommend is https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/ - What animals can you see? Can you find an animal to then create a fact file about.
  • 2:45 - 3:00 - Have a quick break and try a GoNoodle
  • 3:00 - 3:30 - Have a look on newsround at todays news. Reflect on your day and what you enjoyed/what you would like to do tomorrow. Write a prayer and read it out aloud followed by the school prayer. 

Enjoy your evening with your family. Talk about what they did today, offer to help with making dinner, find out if there are any jobs that you can help out with. 

Join Audible https://stories.audible.com/start-listen and listen to a story before going to be bed (this could be a nice thing to do with any brothers and sisters that you have at home with you)

Have a wonderful day and try to remember that the first few days might seem a little bit strange. Enjoy your day Year 6.

First thing this morning - describe the picture below. Think about adjectives, adverbs, ISPACE, conjunctions and different punctuation that you could use.

How can you describe the picture?

English:

Please complete: Set A: Test 1 in Reading Book 1(p.2-4) and Set A: Test 1 in Reading Book 2 (p.2-4). If you have previously completed these, then please read your own reading book for 20 minutes.

Grammar: From your grammar book, please complete Set A, Test 1 (p.2-5)

The answers are in the back of the books so once you have completed all of them for the day, check your answers to see how you did. 

Maths:

Please complete: Set A, Test 1 Book 1 (p.1-3) and Set A, Test 1 Book 2 (p.1-3) - again once you have finished all of you work for the day, check your answers to see how you did. 

Activity 2

Tuesday 24th March

Good morning Year 6! I hope you enjoyed your first day of home schooling yesterday. Depending how your day went yesterday, you might want to change the order of when you do things. Remember during the afternoon you can have a look on the different websites on the main schools website and find something that you enjoy doing. Did you find an animal from Edinburgh Zoo yesterday to look at? Can you have a look at the animal today? Are they doing anything differently? Can you do some more research on this animal?

Here are the answers for the maths activity 1 from yesterday - A,C,D,A,A,B,B,D,A,A
Remember 9am to search for The Body Coach on Youtube for your P.E lesson! 

Have a lovely day :)

How can you describe a picture? Think about ISPACE, your writing target, different punctuation. You might want to write the start of a story with the picture.

English:

Please complete: Set A: Test 2 in Reading Book 1 (p.5-7) and Set A: Test 2 in Reading Book 2 (p.5-7). If you have previously completed these, then please read your own reading book for 20 minutes.

Grammar: From your grammar book, please complete Set A, Test 2 (p.6-10)

Maths:

Please complete: Set A, Test 2 Book 1 (p.4-6) and Set A, Test 2 Book 2 (p.4-6)

Maths activity 2