Monthly Archives: April 2020

Reading and Math’s Website

Reading and Math’s Website

Reading Eggs is a Reading, English and Math’s website for children aged 3-13 and is offering a free 30 day trial. It offers EYFS, KS1 and KS2 Home Learning Support – Reading Eggs teaches children age 3-13 comprehension, vocabulary and has a library with over 2500 books to read. Mathseeds teaches children aged 3-9 the core maths and problem solving skills needed to be successful at school with fun, highly interactive and rewarding lessons.
https://mathseeds.co.uk/home-learning/

History VE Day

History VE Day

Good morning Year 6. It’s been lovely to catch up with some of you this week and to find out what you’ve been up to. I’m so proud of you all and I would like to thank your mums / dads / carers for keeping you busy.

On Friday 8th May it is the 75th anniversary of VE (Victory in Europe) day which marks the end of WW2. Normally there would be street parties and lots of other events taking place around the country to celebrate this special day, but due to the current situation unfortunately this won’t be happening this year. Mrs Machin has found some wonderful resources for you which are on this link and I know most of you were very interested in this topic when we did it earlier in the year.

https://www.mrtdoeshistory.com/75th-anniversary-ve-day

Have a look at the activities which are interesting and fun and have a go at some before next Friday. If you are able to, please post a comment on here or email some of your work. Keep going!

Home Learning – 30.04.20

Home Learning – 30.04.20

Good Morning Year 6, we hope you are very well. Below is todays Maths and English work. Topic work for the week was posted on Monday. Remember you can send pictures of any completed work to s.patterson@heywithzion.oldham.sch.uk or j.light@heywithzion.oldham.sch.uk for feedback.

  • Spend some time reading and remember to let us know what you are reading. Mrs P is currently reading The Rainmaker by John Grisham.
  • Spend 15 minutes on Times Tables Rockstars or Hit the Button to continue to improve your knowledge and fluency of times tables. These are really important. There is also the following website for times tables: http://www.timestables.me.uk/
  • Maths: Todays work continues with problem solving from White Rose Maths. Look at the vocabulary to help work out the calculation to do, there might be more than one calculation. Then reread the question and ask yourself “Have I answered the question?” You may have another step to do! It can be accessed via the following link W/C 27th April 2020: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

English:  For todays English work we would like you to choose one of the openers below(based on doors) and free write for about 20-30 minutes. We would like you to use the range of sentence structures and punctuation you have been taught in year 6.

Narrative sentence starters:

  • Josh opened his wardrobe door …
  • The dilapidated door creaked noisily as Kevin pushed it open …
  • Hannah ran into her bedroom and slammed the door …
  • Rubbing her eyes in disbelief, Beth stared at the small door in the bottom of the tree …
  • Janet opened the door and there on the doorstep stood a …
  • Knowing the door was magic, Ben wondered what lay behind it today …
  • Two doors, which one should I choose? …
  • A whole new world awaited the alien as it pushed open the spaceship door …
  • David lifted the heavy knocker on the castle door …

Don’t forget there is also work available on BBC via the following link including some RE work on the month of Ramadan:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1

Pyjamarama Friday 1st May

Pyjamarama Friday 1st May

To celebrate the bedtime story and reading together, this year’s Pyjamarama will be a day when families across the country can join in a festival of story-filled fun at home.

There’ll be loads of activities and events for children to take part in – the only requirement is that they’re done in pyjamas!

Pyjamarama festival line-up

Some activities:

Home Learning – 29.04.20

Home Learning – 29.04.20

Good Morning Year 6, we hope you are very well. Below is todays Maths and English work. Topic work for the week was posted on Monday. Remember to send completed work to s.patterson@heywithzion.oldham.sch.uk or j.light@heywithzion.oldham.sch.uk for marking/feedback.

  • Spend some time reading and remember to let us know what you are reading.
  • Spend 15 minutes on Times Tables Rockstars or Hit the Button to continue to improve your knowledge and fluency of times tables. These are really important.
  • Maths: Todays work is problem solving from White Rose Maths. Look at the vocabulary to help work out the calculation to do, there might be more than one calculation. Then reread the question and ask yourself “Have I answered the question?” You may have another step to do! It can be accessed via the following link W/C 27th April 2020: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

English:  Todays English is Grammar & Sentence Work taken from Talk for Writing:

Activity 1: Power of three: Using the power of three actions in a sentence to advance action helps to inject a sense of pace into your writing. It can balance description, action and dialogue. e.g.

• The keeper hung his lantern on a nail, took the key from a dirty string around his neck, and fitted it into the keyhole.

• With both hands he turned the key, then tugged out the red chain in a shower of rust and pushed the door.

• He stepped well back, handed the stranger the lantern, and jerked his head.

★ Can you come up with three of your own sentences using this skill?

Activity 2: Adverbs: In the sentences below, the adverb ‘slowly’ is used to describe how the man enters the room. Adverbs can be moved around the sentence, e.g.

a. The man went in, slowly.

b. Slowly, the man went in.

c. The man went slowly in.

d. The man slowly went in.

By changing the position of the adverb, we can alter the meaning or add emphasis to a sentence. In this instance, by placing the slowly at the end, we infer that the character has a heightened awareness of the situation they are in and therefore deliberately enters with caution.

★ Move the position of the adverb in the following sentences. Consider how it alters the meaning and where the emphasis is best placed.

1. Cautiously, Samantha crept towards the door that stood before her.

2. Sadly, the boy stared out of the window.

3. Happily, Paul shared his bag of sweets with his friends.

Home Learning – 28.04.20

Home Learning – 28.04.20

Good Morning Year 6, we  hope you are all keeping safe and well. Below is todays Maths and English work. Topic work for the week is in a separate post. Remember to send completed work to s.patterson@heywithzion.oldham.sch.uk or j.light@heywithzion.oldham.sch.uk for feedback.

  • Spend some time reading and remember to let us know what you are reading.
  • Spend 15 minutes on Times Tables Rockstars or Hit the Button to continue to improve your knowledge and fluency of times tables. These are really important.
  • Maths: Today’s work is on angles in special quadrilaterals, from White Rose Maths – Summer Term – Week 2 (w/c 27th April). It can be accessed via the following link: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

English: Look at the following link for the Talk for Writing booklet Y6 and complete activity 4 on Idioms: https://www.talk4writing.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Y6-Unit.pdf