W/C 15th June 2020
Dear Year 6,
We are very excited, as your teachers, to hear that many of you will be returning to school next Tuesday! We have missed everyone and can't wait to see you.
For those of you unable to attend, we will be calling you this week to have a chat and a catch up. We want to check that you are continuing your home learning and also to let you know what is happening regarding the Leavers' Book and the Leavers' Song - we don't want anyone to miss out
All of your secondary schools will have been in touch with you by now and we hope you are getting excited about the next stage of your education. If you have any questions regarding the transition to secondary school, or anything else, please email us on the usual email addresses below. We are in regular communication with all the Heads of Year 7 from all of the secondary schools, so we will be able to help you or give you the name of someone at your secondary school who can.
Mrs Day & Miss Goss
Maths - Introduction to Algebra
So we have a new topic this week, although it's not really new because you have been doing algebra without even realising it already this year!
Day 1 - Find a rule
Day 2 - Forming expressions
Day 3 - Substitution
Day 4 - Solve simple one-step equations
Day 5 - Friday Family Maths Challenges - Calculating time in football
Each day has a series of questions which lead you through the learning. Show your work in your pink home learning journals or in your yellow maths jotter books. There are answers, with explanations, for each day's work so you can mark your work when you have completed it.
Here is a link to the website where you can access the videos prior to each lesson:
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ (summer term week 7)
For the Friday's family maths challenges this week, follow the BBC link below:
There is a video and then four activities. Have fun!
Maths - Introduction to algebra
Maths - Answers
English - Monstrous Devices Prologue
Please continue with your English Mastery resources for Week 7. This week is still based on the text, 'Monstrous Devices.' You will re-write this chapter so that it is written in the past tense and in a different season - summer. In addition to this, you will also complete the usual reading, grammar and spelling activities.
Whole Class Guided Reading - Cogheart
We hope that some of you have managed to purchase 'Cogheart' to follow alongside what we are reading and discussing in class. In school, both the adults and the children are really enjoying it. I wonder, who spotted the parallels between last week's English text, 'Monstrous Devices' and Cogheart? Both have mechanicals or robots and have some element of mystery and the supernatural about them!
This week we would like you to complete some comprehension on Chapters 2 and 3 (see Session 2 below). Please complete the word analysis, fact retrieval and inference questions in your home learning books. You can self-mark these as the answers are also below. Don't cheat!
Guided Reading Resources
Spelling and Bug Club
There are no new tasks set for Spellzone this week. Please continue to complete your own spelling course pathway. If you have run out of books to read on Bug Club, please email your class teachers and we can add more books on.
Religion - Sacrament of Confirmation
Last week you learnt about the sacrament of Confirmation. Using you knowledge from last week and the information provided, imagine you are about to be Confirmed and create an invitation to the event. Explain what will happen and use appropriate images and references to the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Please post your invitations on the school blog for us to see.
Science - Mary Anning
Mary Anning is known as 'the greatest fossil hunter ever'! Watch the video below and then create a fact file about her life and her discoveries. Try drawing some of the fossils she found too.
Art - Photography Project
The weekly photography project is back as we know how much you're missing it! We have loved seeing your photography skills develop during Lockdown and it is also a useful skill for secondary school; some of you may choose to study photography as a subject for GSCE.