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Home Learning Year 6

Activities week beginning 29th June 2020

 

Welcome to our home learning for the week commencing 29th June! Below is a grid of daily English and maths activities for you to work through.   Make sure you share what you’ve been getting up to with us. Remember that our email is Y6@st-marysfields.leicester.sch.uk. We look forward to hearing from you soon! Please do bear in mind that Year 6 Teachers are now back in class full time so there may be a delay in responding to emails.

 

English

 

Online Learning: This week the Oak Academy is looking at Character descriptions.  

Offline Learning – Underwater City

Monday

Lesson 1: Reading Focus

Reading Focus – Complete the reading comprehension activity on the new walking shark. 

Tuesday

Lesson 2: Reading Focus

Design your underwater sea city. Firstly, draw the sea bed across the bottom of your page. Next, invent three species of plants (they might have teeth, or grow slices of pizza or walk about on the bottom of the ocean). Draw them on and label them, if you like. Now you need three types of creatures; what do they eat? Make sure there’s a food source for them (smaller animals, a swim-through KFC, candy floss sea trees…) Where do the inhabitants live? Is there a transport system? Do they get around on trains, submarines or buses? How do humans visit?

Do they have a leader? Where does the leader live?

What is your underwater world called?

Wednesday

Lesson 3: Identifying Features

Write an underwater adventure story that takes place in your city. What problem might be encountered? How will this problem be solved?

Thursday

Lesson 4: Using Colons and Semi Colons

Write a brochure– this is a leaflet with information about your city for people planning holidays. Where is it? Why should we visit? Where can we stay? What/who could we see? How do we get there? Are there any special offers?

Friday

Lesson 5: Writing a  Character Description

Write a postcard from a visitor to your imaginary world – what did they do? What did they eat? Who did they meet? Where did they stay?

 

Maths

 

Mr King, Mr Wilson, Miss Heath & Mrs Nott’s groups

Mr Newcombe’s group

 

Remember to click on the hyperlink in blue to take you to the video to watch for the lesson.

Monday

Lesson 1: Solve two-step equations

Lesson 1: Add two or More Fractions

Tuesday

Lesson 2: Find pairs of values

Lesson 2:  Subtract 2 fractions

Wednesday

Lesson 3: Convert Measures

Lesson 3:  Fractions of a quantity

Thursday

Lesson 4: Miles and kilometres

Lesson 4:  Calculate quantities

Friday

Lesson 5: Friday’s family challenge

 

Have a go at questions 1-6. If you want a real challenge, you could also try the later questions.

 

Home Learning Project

Project subject

Details

This week’s theme is Shakespeare! You can create any project you want based around this theme. We’ve given you some ideas, so that you can pick out the ones you are most interested in and then create your own project. You can spend as long as you like on this – we suggest about 3-4 hours over the week.

English

In addition to the English given above, you should try and find out more about some of the stories Shakespeare wrote. There are a great many different versions of these stories, so you do not need to read Shakespeare’s original versions!

For instance: The Lion King is loosely based upon Hamlet; both The Smeds and the Smoos by Julia Donaldson and Gnomio & Juliet share their plot with Romeo & Juliet and the 1950s musical Kiss Me Kate is based on The Taming of the Shrew.

If you do want to understand the plays in their original form, there is a free audiobook by E Nesbit you can download and listen to here: https://librivox.org/beautiful-stories-from-shakespeare-by-edith-nesbit/

P.E.

Make sure you do some exercise every day, even if this is just going out for a walk. If you cannot go out, use some of the websites and videos below to help get you moving!

PE with Joe Wicks - every weekday at 9am                     BBC Supermovers

Go Noodle            Just Dance           Les Mills Online Exercise            Cosmic Yoga

 

Science

Macbeth

One of the prophesies given to Macbeth by the Witches in the play is that he will rule Scotland “until Great Birnam Wood to high Dunsinane Hill shall come against him." This prophesy is fulfilled when an enemy army cut branches from the wood to disguise their approach to Macbeth’s castle.

However, the notion of moving trees does have a basis in science. Some species of plants can actually move great distances in their search for survival. Research one of the species below and draw a diagram explaining how it moves.

  • Tumbleweed
  • Sensitive Mimosa
  • Walking Palm
  • Dodder Vine
  • Venus Fly Trap

History

Henry V

Shakespeare drew his inspiration for many of his plays from real historical figures. From Richard III all the way back to Julius Caesar, Shakespeare used real events as a setting for his stories.

One of the more famous of Shakespeare’s Histories, Henry V deals with the English invasion of France during the Hundred Years War, and specifically with the Battle of Agincourt (1415). Research the details of the battle, and see if you can explain why the English were so successful.

Geography

The Tempest

Despite often using real locations for his plays, Shakespeare did sometimes create fantasy worlds for his characters to inhabit. One such fantasy location is the island home of Prospero and Caliban in The Tempest. The characters from Italy spend much of the play exploring this island and discovering its secrets.

Your job this week is to create your own fictional location for a story. This could be an island, a town or city, a mountain, a forest or any other location you can think of. You need to draw a map of this place and label the geographical features that can be found there.

PSHE

Romeo & Juliet

One of the most well-known of Shakespeare’s plays, Romeo & Juliet deals with the story of two young people falling in love when their families that hate each other. However, in Shakespeare’s time all of the actors on the stage would have been men; the female characters would likely have been played by teenaged male actors.

  • Why do you think this was the case?
  • How does this knowledge change the way we could think about the story?
  • What do you think the reaction would be if a play or movie were cast like this today?

Art / D.T.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

In this play, Shakespeare introduced us to the King and Queen of the Fairies.

This magical setting and characters create a lot of the play’s mystique and are part of the reason it is so popular with audiences even today.

Your task is to recreate the forest of the fairies. You could do this through paint, collage, or model making. You could design trees using vivid colours, insert characters from the play or even add a touch of magic.

Remember to send us a picture of your finished piece of art!

Get involved!

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Some members of 6OH explain how everybody can get involved in our leavers' celebrations!

The Shelia Cunnold Award

The Cup Challenge

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We are challenging all year 6s to learn the cup game that goes along with the cup song! Keep practising this as in a few weeks' time we will be asking you to record yourself doing the challenge!

Week 10 documents

Pig Heart Boy

 

Miss Heath continues our class story. Please check back soon for the next instalment!

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