Welcome to Year 6!

Please contact us using our class emails if you have any questions or work you would like to share!

Class email: Year6@stmarysce.rochdale.sch.uk

***RE-OPENING UPDATE - THURSDAY 21ST MAY 2020***
 
Dear Parents/Carers
 
 
I write with an update on the plans put in place to reopen school to Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 with effect from 1st June. As you are aware, all of our plans have been in consultation with the local authority and department for education and we said we would update you with any changes or information.
 
Yesterday, we were contacted by the local authority (as our employers) reassuring us of their duty, in relation to the health and safety of all staff, pupils and community. As such, today we are submitting all risk assessments and plans again to a specialist Covid-19 panel.
 
From the 25th May multi-disciplinary panels within the local authority will be meeting to scrutinise and agree to our plans. Although they will endeavour to respond to us as quickly as possible it may be that their response will not have been received before 1st June and as such this proposed date for reopening cannot be guaranteed without their authority.
 
As always, the safety of our community is of paramount importance to the local authority and ourselves, and as such until further notice, school will only remain open for the families of key workers and vulnerable children. Please be reassured that as soon as we have confirmation from the authority that our plans meet all safety requirements, school will update you with any new plans or intended start date.
 
We understand that this may cause further disruption, however as you can appreciate from watching the news updates we are living in an ever changing world and children’s and staff safety has to be at the heart of any decision made.
 
Thanks for your understanding
 
Mrs K Whitfield
 
Headteacher

Back-to-School Information - 18th May 2020

Dear parent/carers

 

I realise that sending children back to school after such a long-time home schooling and isolation must seem very unreal and a little worrying. School has always been a safe place and we will continue to do everything, under any circumstance, for it to remain so. As you can imagine after the announcement on Sunday, we have been working hard on plans to safety welcome your children back in and return to a ‘new’ normal’ and I want to share these with you.

We will be:

  • Parents will NOT be fined if you decide NOT to send your child to school
  • Splitting each class group into two so the maximum amount of children in any class will be 15, although results from the questionnaire sent out indicate that not all children will be returning so there is a good possibility of numbers running at about 10 in each class. Obviously, this will need to change if we look in the future to trying to get more children back in, I will update you in the future about this.
  • The children that have been allocated places throughout the lockdown will still be coming in but unless they are in Reception, year 1 or year 6 they will be allocated a separated space in an additional classroom.
  • The school day will need to change to ensure staggered times for parents to drop off.
  • Both school yard gates will be opened so that when you drop your child you can use the Reception gate to enter and exit through the KS2 gate- parents will not able to wait in the playground in order to ensure social distancing.
  • Collection of children will happen in the same way, with children waiting in their groups so that you can walk through the yard, collect your child and leave through the other. Staff will be there to help with social distancing lines on the playground floor
  • If your child is year 6 then you will be able to drop your child at the KS2 entrance gate for them to come directly into school- again staff will be there to show you.
  • The school day times will look slightly different in order again to stagger pick up to maintain social distancing in the yard and enable the cleaning staff to deep clean every day at the end of the day.
  • Reception -8.30-2pm      Yr 1 - 8.45 -2                Yr 6 - 9-3pm
  • Key worker and vulnerable places – 7.30-3.00 pm please us the yard entrance not the front entrance as usual – I realise that staggering may cause problems if there are children in different key stages however schools are having to make difficult decisions in order to keep everyone safe.
  • No breakfast or after school club so please make sure all children come to school having had a breakfast.
  • Reception and Year 1 are all entitled to a free school dinner however anyone wishing to send their child with a packed lunch needs to come in a carrier bag so that it can be thrown away when they have finished.
  • All children need to bring their own water bottle, which will be kept at their desk. It needs to go home every night for refilling.
  • Dinner times will be staggered with all children eating their lunch in their own allocated classroom and tables wiped down immediately after. We are planning on continuing to offer a limited choice of hot food for children that are Reception, year 1 or have FSM or pay for a school dinner.
  • A member of staff will be allocated per class to continuously wipe down work surfaces in classrooms
  • Additional cleaning staff will be employed to ensure all toilets, door handles and any work surfaces outside classrooms are wiped down continuously.
  • Breaks and dinner time play will be staggered with a ‘bubble ‘approach adopted so that the children always remain within their class groups to limit contact with staff and other children.
  • All children will be given an individual pencil case with the resources they will need which will remain on their desk
  • All soft toys will be removed-including cushions – as they cannot be easily wiped down and it is impractical to be washing cushions continuously
  • The 2-meter rule will be reinforced with child friendly dot spaces in corridors etc and constant reminders from staff first thing in the morning and after dinner.
  • Any child that needs intimate care –parents will be phoned to collect and change and return to school
  • If first aid needs administering, then school staff have got limited PPE in order to keep themselves and the children safe.
  • If possible if uniforms could be changed and washed every day this may help. However, I understand this may be difficult. Shoe shops are not open at the moment please do not worry it is perfectly acceptable to send them in trainers as small feet may have grown over the last few weeks!
  • If you are not sending our child back to school we will continue to use the DoJo interactive learning that we have been using during lock down – however the teachers will be unable to respond in the same manner as they will be teaching in school and I am sure will agree – this would be an unrealistic workload for our already exhausted teachers.
  • We are currently expecting to remain open throughout the half term holiday for critical care children that have been offered a place and would welcome those that have not taken up their place, when contacted, to come back into school. We do however have limited spaces and need to adhere to the social distancing rule. If possible employers need to try to be supportive of  employees who are unable or do not wish to send their children back to school at the moment as schools will be struggling to accommodate  all children following the safety guidance on social distancing.

I know this seems a lot and possibly a bit overwhelming, but I am sure that you would rather we did too much than not enough. If there are any suggestions or concerns, please get in contact and we will certainly look at them and try to build them into our ‘New norm’.

Kind regards

Karen Whitfield

Headteacher.             


Letter from Rochdale Borough Council about Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 returning to school.

Dear Parents and Carers,

Please find your child's activities below. These activities are also posted to ClassDojo by your child's teacher. For more information on ClassDojo, please visit our information page linked here. Thank you.

Half-term.

Half-term.

Week 6, Day 1:

This is half-term for Year 6 children. If you would like activities at this time, have a look at our subject pages under the Home Learning tab. Thank you!

  • Maths.

 

 

  • Writing.

 

  • Reading.

 

 

  • Fun Challenge.

 

 

Week 6, Day 2:

This is half-term for Year 6 children. If you would like activities at this time, have a look at our subject pages under the Home Learning tab. Thank you!

  • Maths.

 

 

  • Writing.

 

 

  • Reading.

 

 

  • Fun Challenge.

 

 

Week 6, Day 3:

This is half-term for Year 6 children. If you would like activities at this time, have a look at our subject pages under the Home Learning tab. Thank you!

  • Maths.

 

 

  • Writing.

 

 

  • Reading.

 

 

  • Fun Challenge.

 

Week 6, Day 4:

This is half-term for Year 6 children. If you would like activities at this time, have a look at our subject pages under the Home Learning tab. Thank you!

  • Maths.

 

 

  • Writing.

 

 

  • Reading.

 

 

  • Fun Challenge.

 

 

Week 6, Day 5:

This is half-term for Year 6 children. If you would like activities at this time, have a look at our subject pages under the Home Learning tab. Thank you!

  • Maths.

 

 

  • Writing.

 

 

  • Reading.

 

 

 

  • Fun Challenge.

 

 

Past Activities.

Week 5 Activities (WB 18.05.2020)

18.05.2020

  • Maths.

Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ and watch the video from Week 5 Day 1 – Simplifying fractions

Please be aware, the documents for this week are under the tab “Summer Term – Week 3 (w/c 4th May)” as we are working through in order but two weeks behind.

When you've finished the lesson, have a go at completing this worksheet linked here. After you've finished it you can self-assess using the answer sheet on the White Rose Maths website.

You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose!

 

  • Writing.

This week we are going to writing a diary. We will be following a very similar structure to how we would work on a piece of writing if we were in school. Today we are going to look at an example (WAGOLL) and look for and label the features. Read the Oliver Twist diary linked here. and see what features you can find. Look for structural features of a diary and also grammatical features and any Alan Peat sentences. Either label the text or make a list.

Take a picture and send it in.

Please note that I am in school today.

 

  • Reading.

For your reading task today, have a go at the fiction questions on the sheet linked here.

Please note that I am in school today.

  • Fun Challenge.

 

Each week we are going to be looking at a different artistic movement. This week we are looking at Surrealism in which artists used their imagination and dreams to inspire their art. Many also used a technique called automatic drawing where they allowed their hand to randomly draw to unlock ideas from their subconscious mind. They painted with detail and precision and their work contained surprising and unexpected objects and images.

Research one of these famous artists from the 1920s Surrealism era of painting (Think about when they lived, what they were like, their famous works of art, where are their paintings now, why were they famous etc.) Have a look at the sheet linked here.

  • Leonora Carrington
  • Max Ernst
  • Salvador Dali

Please contact me if you need any help! Take a photo of what you have found and send it to me!

 

Please note that I am in school today.

19.05.2020

  • Maths.

 Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ and watch the video from Week 5 Day 2 – Order and compare fractions

Please be aware, the documents for this week are under the tab “Summer Term – Week 3 (w/c 4th May)” as we are working through in order but two weeks behind.

When you've finished the lesson, have a go at completing this worksheet linked here. After you've finished it you can self-assess using the answer sheet on the White Rose Maths website.

You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose!

 

  • Writing.

 Today we are going to plan a diary. Think about a day or event which was special or interesting to you, or imagine a day you think you would never want to forget. You could write about: your current experience of what is happening during our experience of Covid-19; a holiday; a special day; something based on one of our topics (WW2, Victorians, Egyptians etc); something you have imagined (the day you won the World Cup!); anything else you could write a diary about. Use the structure of the planning sheet linked here to plan your piece. This should just be in notes/bullet points today.

You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose!

Please note that I am in school today.

  • Reading.

 For your reading task today, have a go at the non-fiction questions on the sheet linked here.

Please note that I am in school on Tuesday and Wednesday so replies and approvals may be slower.

 

  • Fun Challenge.

 Salvador Dali is one of the most famous surrealist artists of all time. He is perhaps most well-known for his landscapes which feature out of place or bizarre items such as melted clocks. Can you create a surreal landscape based on Dali’s style? Have a look at the sheet linked here.

Please contact me if you need any help!

Please note that I am in school today.

 

20.05.2020

  • Maths.

 Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ and watch the video from Week 5 Day 1 – Adding and subtracting fractions

Please be aware, the documents for this week are under the tab “Summer Term – Week 3 (w/c 4th May)” as we are working through in order but two weeks behind.

When you've finished the lesson, have a go at completing this worksheet linked here. After you've finished it you can self-assess using the answer sheet on the White Rose Maths website.

You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose!

 

  • Writing.

 Today we are going to start to write our diary. Using your plan from yesterday, and ideas from the example on Monday, we are going to write the first two paragraphs. Today I am asking you to write your opening paragraph (including the 5Ws) and the paragraph for your first event. Remember to think about including feelings and emotions, your punctuation, handwriting and checking that your writing makes sense.

You can do it on paper and take a picture, or type it and send it in. You choose!

 

  • Reading.

 For your reading task today, have a go at the poetry questions on the sheet linked here.

Please note that I am in school on Tuesday and Wednesday so replies and approvals may be slower.

 

  • Fun Challenge.

 

Although Surrealism started in the 1920s, it is still a very popular style and many contemporary artists use the idea of imagination and dreams in their work today. Julien Tabet creates surreal animal images (take a look at https://www.demilked.com/photoshop-animals-surreal-salvador-dali-julien-tabet/) which incorporate lots of imaginative ideas. Create your own surreal animal based on this style.

Take a photo of your finished piece and send it to me! Have a look at the sheet linked here.

Please note that I am in school on Tuesday and Wednesday so replies and approvals may be slower.

21.05.2020

  • Maths.

 Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ and watch the video from Week 5 Day 4 – Mixed adding and subtracting

Please be aware, the documents for this week are under the tab “Summer Term – Week 3 (w/c 4th May)” as we are working through in order but two weeks behind.

When you've finished the lesson, have a go at completing this worksheet linked here. After you've finished it you can self-assess using the answer sheet on the White Rose Maths website.

You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose!

 

  • Writing.

 Today we are going to start to write our diary. Using your plan from yesterday, and ideas from the example on Monday, we are going to write the final two paragraphs. Today I am asking you to write the paragraph for your second event and your conclusion. Remember to think about including feelings and emotions, your punctuation, handwriting and checking that your writing makes sense.

You can do it on paper and take a picture, or type it and send it in. You choose!

 

  • Reading.

For your reading task today, follow this link and choose a book to read from your level (if you are not sure what level you are at then send me a message!)

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page?view=image&query=&type=book&age_group=&level=&level_select=&book_type=&series=#

Please click on "levels", select "Oxford Levels" and then choose your child's reading level from the drop-down menu.

If you are unable to access the books, please try making a free account. Please contact me if you need help.

If you have any books at home, please feel free to read those!

Send me a picture of what you are reading.

  • Fun Challenge.

 

Today we are going to make our very own sunset! Fill a glass 2/3 of the way with water and add half a tea spoon of milk and stir. In a dark room, shine a torch down into the glass (from the top) while looking through the side of the glass. Can you see a blue colour? Now shine the torch through the side while looking from the opposite side. What colours do you see? Finally, shine the torch up from the bottom of the glass and look down at the top. What can you see now? Have a look at this sheet for more information.

 

Take a photo of your experiment or what you found out and send it to me.

 

22.05.2020

  • Maths.

 Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ and watch the video from Week 5 Day 5 – Challenges

Please be aware, the documents for this week are under the tab “Summer Term – Week 1 (w/c 27th April)” as we are working through in order but two weeks behind.

When you've finished the lesson, have a go at completing this worksheet. After you've finished it you can self-assess using the answer sheet on the White Rose Maths website.

The first 6 challenges are on the attached document but there are several more on the sheet on the website if you would like to have a go!

You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose!

 

  • Writing.

 Today we are going to be doing a Grammar Hammer Worksheet linked here. These are the same worksheets we use in class and but we are all going to do a Stage 6. Please complete it and send me a photo.

Keep a note of your score so you can try to beat it next week!

Please make sure to contact me if you need any help with any of the terms.

 

  • Reading.

 Write a book review of the book you read yesterday. Use the format of the sheet I have uploaded here or feel free to present you review in any way that you choose.

Take a photo or attach the document and send it to me.

 

 

  • Fun Challenge.

 Follow the instructions on the investigation sheet linked here.

Take a photo of your experiment or what you found out and send it to me. 

 

Week 4 Activities (WB 11.05.2020)

11.05.2020

  • Maths.

Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ and watch the video from Week 4 Day 1 – Angles in special quadrilaterals

Please be aware, the documents for this week are under the tab “Summer Term – Week 2 (w/c 27th April)” as we are working through in order but two weeks behind.

When you've finished the lesson, have a go at completing this worksheet linked here. After you've finished it you can self-assess using the answer sheet on the White Rose Maths website.

You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose!

 

  • Writing.

Visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6py382 to find more information about analysing setting descriptions. This webpage has lots of useful information and videos to help you to re-fresh your knowledge. When you are feeling confident, answer the questions from the sheet linked here. (There are also further challenges on the page if you would like to do more!)

 

You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose!

 

  • Reading.

For your reading task today, have a go at the fiction questions on the sheet linked here.

  • Fun Challenge.

 Each week we are going to be looking at a different artistic movement. This week we are looking at Cubism which was a revolutionary style in the 1910s and that represented objects, landscapes and people as geometric shapes. Artists painted these shapes at different angles, creating images that appeared disjointed and abstract. This enabled artists to show different viewpoints at the viewpoints at the same time.

Research one of these famous artists from the 1910s Cubism era of painting (Think about when they lived, what they were like, their famous works of art, where are their paintings now, why were they famous etc.) Have a look at the sheet linked here.

  • Pablo Picasso
  • Fernand Leger
  • Robert Delauney

Please contact me if you need any help! Take a photo of what you have found and send it to me! 

 

12.05.2020

  • Maths.

Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ and watch the video from Week 4 Day 2 – Angles in regular polygons

Please be aware, the documents for this week are under the tab “Summer Term – Week 2 (w/c 27th April)” as we are working through in order but two weeks behind.

When you've finished the lesson, have a go at completing this worksheet linked here. After you've finished it you can self-assess using the answer sheet on the White Rose Maths website.

You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose!

 

  • Writing.

Visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbd7mfr to find more information about personification. This webpage has lots of useful information and videos to help you to re-fresh your knowledge. When you are feeling confident, answer the questions from the sheet linked here. (There are also further challenges on the page if you would like to do more!)

 

You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose!

 

Please note that I am in school on Tuesday and Wednesday so replies and approvals may be slower

  • Reading.

For your reading task today, have a go at the non-fiction questions on the sheet linked here.

Please note that I am in school on Tuesday and Wednesday so replies and approvals may be slower

 

  • Fun Challenge.

Pablo Picasso is one of the most famous cubist artists of all time. He is perhaps most well-known for his portraits in which the features are all mixed up. Can you recreate one of his iconic pieces by creating a self-portrait his style? Draw and colour a self-portrait in the style of Picasso. Have a look at the sheet linked here.

Please contact me if you need any help!

Please note that I am in school on Tuesday and Wednesday so replies and approvals may be slower.

 

13.05.2020

  • Maths.

Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ and watch the video from Week 4 Day 3 – Problem solving

Please be aware, the documents for this week are under the tab “Summer Term – Week 2 (w/c 27th April)” as we are working through in order but two weeks behind.

When you've finished the lesson, have a go at completing this worksheet linked here. After you've finished it you can self-assess using the answer sheet on the White Rose Maths website.

You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose! Please note that I am in school on Tuesday and Wednesday so replies and approvals may be slower.

  • Writing.

Visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6g98xs to find more information about relative clauses. This webpage has lots of useful information and videos to help you to re-fresh your knowledge. When you are feeling confident, answer the questions from the sheet linked here. (There are also further challenges on the page if you would like to do more!)

You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose!

Please note that I am in school on Tuesday and Wednesday so replies and approvals may be slower

  • Reading.

For your reading task today, have a go at the poetry questions on the sheet linked here.

 Please note that I am in school on Tuesday and Wednesday so replies and approvals may be slower

 

  • Fun Challenge.

 Pablo Picasso is one of the most famous cubist artists of all time. He is perhaps most well-known for his portraits in which the features are all mixed up. Today your challenge is to create a collage of images to produce a portrait in the style of Picasso. Find pictures of faces (from photos, magazines, newspapers, comics etc.) to build your own face collage. Take a look at the sheet here.

Take a photo of your finished piece and send it to me!

Please note that I am in school on Tuesday and Wednesday so replies and approvals may be slower.

 

 

14.05.2020

  • Maths.

Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ and watch the video from Week 4 Day 4 – Problem solving

Please be aware, the documents for this week are under the tab “Summer Term – Week 2 (w/c 27th April)” as we are working through in order but two weeks behind.

When you've finished the lesson, have a go at completing this worksheet linked here. After you've finished it you can self-assess using the answer sheet on the White Rose Maths website.

You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose!

  • Writing.

Visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znq4kmn to find more information about writing reports. This webpage has lots of useful information and videos to help you to re-fresh your knowledge. When you are feeling confident, answer the questions from the sheet linked here. (There are also further challenges on the page if you would like to do more!)

You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose!

  • Reading.

For your reading task today, follow this link and choose a book to read from your level (if you are not sure what level you are at then send me a message!)

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page?view=image&query=&type=book&age_group=&level=&level_select=&book_type=&series=#

Please click on "levels", select "Oxford Levels" and then choose your child's reading level from the drop-down menu.

If you are unable to access the books, please try making a free account. Please contact me if you need help.

If you have any books at home, please feel free to read those!

Send me a picture of what you are reading.

  • Fun Challenge.

Today we are going to make a reversing machine! Fill a clear glass with water. On a piece of paper, draw a column of arrows (all pointing in the same direction). Ask someone to hold the paper behind the glass and look through the glass. Have a look at what happens to your arrows! Have a look at the sheet linked here.

 Take a photo of your experiment or what you found out and send it to me.

 

15.05.2020

  • Maths.

Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ and watch the video from Week 4 Day 5 – Challenges

Please be aware, the documents for this week are under the tab “Summer Term – Week 1 (w/c 27th April)” as we are working through in order but two weeks behind.

When you've finished the lesson, have a go at completing this worksheet linked here. After you've finished it you can self-assess using the answer sheet on the White Rose Maths website.

The first 6 challenges are on the attached document but there are several more on the sheet on the website if you would like to have a go!

You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose!

  • Writing.

Today we are going to be doing a Grammar Hammer Worksheet linked here. These are the same worksheets we use in class and but we are all going to do a Stage 6. Please complete it and send me a photo.

Keep a note of your score so you can try to beat it next week!

Please make sure to contact me if you need any help with any of the terms.

  • Reading.

Write a book review of the book you read yesterday. Use the format of the sheet I have uploaded here or feel free to present you review in any way that you choose.

Take a photo or attach the document and send it to me.

  • Fun Challenge.

A rainbow is a spectrum of light – when it passes through a prism it splits into 7 different colours (dispersion). If light enters a prism, it slows down and changes direction (refraction). Today you are going to investigate this process.

Place the mirror in a bowl of shallow water at an acute angle (30°). Hold the mirror in place using something like blutack. Shine a torch onto the mirror. A rainbow should be created on the ceiling. Have a look at the sheet linked here.

Take a photo of your experiment or what you found out and send it to me.

Week 3 Activities (WB 4.05.2020)

4.05.2020

  • Maths.

Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ and watch the video from Week 3 Day 1 – Vertically opposite angles

Please be aware, the documents for this week are under the tab “Summer Term – Week 1 (w/c 20th April)” as we are working through in order but two weeks behind.

When you've finished the lesson, have a go at completing this worksheet linked here. After you've finished it you can self-assess using the answer sheet on the White Rose Maths website.

You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose!

  • Writing.

 Visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhy72sg to find more information about punctuation and paragraphs. This web page has lots of useful information and videos to help you to re-fresh your knowledge. When you are feeling confident, answer the questions from the sheet linked here. (There are also further challenges on the page if you would like to do more!)

You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose!

  • Reading.

For your reading task today, have a go at the fiction questions on the sheet linked here.

  • Fun Challenge.

Each week we are going to be looking at a different artistic movement. This week we are looking at Expressionism which was a popular style in the 1900s and was an expression of feelings and emotions through paintings. It was not meant to be realistic and used thick paint, strong outlines, loose brush strokes and bold colours to create simple yet striking pieces.

Research one of these famous artists from the 1900s Expressionism era of painting (Think about when they lived, what they were like, their famous works of art, where are their paintings now, why were they famous etc.)

  • Franz Marc
  • Wassily Kandinsky
  • Edvard Munch

Please contact me if you need any help! Take a photo of what you have found and send it to me!

Check out the fact sheet linked here.

5.05.2020

  • Maths.

Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ and watch the video from Week 3 Day 2 – Angles in a triangle

Please be aware, the documents for this week are under the tab “Summer Term – Week 1 (w/c 20th April)” as we are working through in order but two weeks behind.

When you've finished the lesson, have a go at completing this worksheet linked here. After you've finished it you can self-assess using the answer sheet on the White Rose Maths website.

You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose!

Please note that I am in school on Tuesday and Wednesday so replies and approvals may be slower.

  • Writing.

 Visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrdyvk7 to find more information about brackets, dashes and commas. This webpage has lots of useful information and videos to help you to re-fresh your knowledge. When you are feeling confident, answer the questions from the sheet linked here. (There are also further challenges on the page if you would like to do more!)

You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose!

Please note that I am in school on Tuesday and Wednesday so replies and approvals may be slower.

  • Reading.

For your reading task today, have a go at the non-fiction questions on the sheet linked here.

Please note that I am in school on Tuesday and Wednesday so replies and approvals may be slower

  • Fun Challenge.

“The Scream” is one of the most famous expressionist pieces of all time. Can you recreate this iconic piece of work in an interesting way? You can use paint, use chalk, use fabric, draw it, pose for it, use materials from outside, use dolls…anything you can think of! Be as creative as you can! Check out the sheet linked here.

Please contact me if you need any help!

Please note that I am in school on Tuesday and Wednesday so replies and approvals may be slower 

6.05.2020

  • Maths.

Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ and watch the video from Week 3 Day 3 – Angles in a triangle – special cases

Please be aware, the documents for this week are under the tab “Summer Term – Week 1 (w/c 20th April)” as we are working through in order but two weeks behind.

When you've finished the lesson, have a go at completing this worksheet linked here. After you've finished it you can self-assess using the answer sheet on the White Rose Maths website.

You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose!

Please note that I am in school on Tuesday and Wednesday so replies and approvals may be slower.

  • Writing.

Visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdmc47h to find more information about bullet points. This webpage has lots of useful information and videos to help you to re-fresh your knowledge. When you are feeling confident, answer the questions from the sheet linked here. (There are also further challenges on the page if you would like to do more!)

You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose!

Please note that I am in school on Tuesday and Wednesday so replies and approvals may be slower.

  • Reading.

For your reading task today, have a go at the poetry questions on the sheet linked here.

Please note that I am in school on Tuesday and Wednesday so replies and approvals may be slower

  • Fun Challenge. 

Expressionism was all about bold lines, bold colours and expressing emotions. Create your own piece of art based on impressionist pieces? Have a look online for inspiration to help create your piece. Google “expressionist art” to see lots of examples.

Take a photo of your finished piece and send it to me!

Please note that I am in school on Tuesday and Wednesday so replies and approvals may be slower.

7.05.2020

  • Maths.

Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ and watch the video from Week 3 Day 4 – Angles in triangles (missing angles)

Please be aware, the documents for this week are under the tab “Summer Term – Week 1 (w/c 20th April)” as we are working through in order but two weeks behind.

When you've finished the lesson, have a go at completing this worksheet linked here. After you've finished it you can self-assess using the answer sheet on the White Rose Maths website.

You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose! 

  • Writing.

Visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmnwjhv to find more information about hyphens and dashes. This webpage has lots of useful information and videos to help you to re-fresh your knowledge. When you are feeling confident, answer the questions from the sheet linked here. (There are also further challenges on the page if you would like to do more!)

You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose!

  • Reading.

For your reading task today, follow this link and choose a book to read from your level (if you are not sure what level you are at then send me a message!)

link to oxford owl

  • Fun Challenge.

Wrap a clear bottle in foil (leaving the bottom of the bottle bare) and fill the bottle with water. Turn off the lights in the room. As you pour the water out, shine a torch through from the bottom of the bottle (keep the torch very close to the bottom of the bottle) and see what happens! Check out the sheet linked here. 

Take a photo of your experiment or what you found out and send it to me.

Week 2 (WB 27.04.2020)

27.04.2020

  • Maths.

 Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ and watch the video from Week 2 Day 1 – Calculating scale factors.

 When you've finished the lesson, have a go at completing this worksheet linked here. After you've finished it you can self-assess using the answer sheet on the White Rose Maths website.

 You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose!

  • Writing.

 Visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbv492p to learn more about adjectives, nouns and pronouns. This webpage has lots of useful information and videos to help you to re-fresh your knowledge. When you are feeling confident, answer the questions from the sheet linked here. (There are also further challenges on the page if you would like to do more!)

 You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose!

  • Reading.

 For your reading task today, have a go at the fiction questions on the sheet linked here.

  • Fun Challenge.

 Each week we are going to be looking at a different artistic movement. This week we are looking at Realism which was a popular style in the 1850s and showed very realistic paintings of everyday people and everyday life. They were so realistic they almost looked like photographs!

Research one of these famous artists from the 1850s Realism era of painting (Think about when they lived, what they were like, their famous works of art, where are their paintings now, why were they famous etc.)

  • Gustave Courbet
  • Edouard Manet
  • Jean-Francois Millet

 Please contact me if you need any help! Take a photo of what you have found and send it to me! 

28.04.2020

  • Maths.

Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ and watch the video from Week 2, Lesson 2 - Ratio and proportion problems

When you've finished the lesson, have a go at completing this worksheet linked here. After you've finished it you can self-assess using the answer sheet on the White Rose Maths website.

You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose!

Please note that I am in school on Tuesday and Wednesday so replies and approvals may be slower.

  • Writing.

Visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4y492p to learn more about verbs and modal verbs. This webpage has lots of useful information and videos to help you to re-fresh your knowledge. When you are feeling confident, answer the questions from the sheet linked here. (There are also further challenges on the page if you would like to do more!)

 You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose!

  • Reading.

 For your reading task today, have a go at the non-fiction questions on the sheet linked here.

  • Fun Challenge.

Realism was all about real life, real people, and daily life. Take some photographs of the people in your house (including you!) and the way you are spending your days.

 

Please contact me if you need any help!

29.04.2020

  • Maths.

Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ and watch the video from Week 2, Lesson 3 - Measure with a protractor

If you do not have a protractor at home don’t panic! You only need one for question three. If you do not have a protractor try and estimate the size of the angles using what you know about acute, obtuse, right and reflex angles.

When you've finished the lesson, have a go at completing this worksheet linked here. After you've finished it you can self-assess using the answer sheet on the White Rose Maths website.

You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose!

  • Writing.

Visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbngrj6 to learn more about passive and active voice. This webpage has lots of useful information and videos to help you to re-fresh your knowledge. When you are feeling confident, answer the questions from the sheet linked here. (There are also further challenges on the page if you would like to do more!)

 You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose!

  • Reading.

For your reading task today, have a go at the poetry questions on the sheet linked here.

  • Fun Challenge. 

Choose one of your photos from yesterday and sketch it. Try to make your sketch as close to the photo as possible. Try to make it look as life like as you can. If you like, have a look at some Realism works of art on the internet to help you see what the style is like.

 

Take a photo of your finished piece and send it to me!

30.04.2020

  • Maths.

Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ and watch the video from Week 2, Lesson 4 - Introduce angles

When you've finished the lesson, have a go at completing this worksheet linked here. After you've finished it you can self-assess using the answer sheet on the White Rose Maths website.

You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose!

  • Writing.

Visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6wthbk to learn more about adjectives for descriptive writing (including antonyms and synonyms). This webpage has lots of useful information and videos to help you to re-fresh your knowledge. When you are feeling confident, answer the questions from the sheet linked here. (There are also further challenges on the page if you would like to do more!)

You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose!

  • Reading.

For your reading task today, follow this link and choose a book to read from your level (if you are not sure what level you are at then send me a message!)

link to oxford owl

  • Fun Challenge.

In order for our bodies to function properly and do what they need to do, it is very important that we get the nutrients we need from food and drink.

Design a whole day of food for a child to stay healthy at home.

Think about what nutrition is needed each day and tasty ways that a child could get their nutrition through the day. Draw (and label!) or write down a food diary for each meal (and snacks) that a child could eat.

 

Take a photo and send it to me.

1.05.2020

  • Maths.

Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ and watch the video from Week 2, Lesson 5 - Calculate angles

 When you've finished the lesson, have a go at completing this worksheet linked here. After you've finished it you can self-assess using the answer sheet on the White Rose Maths website. If you do not have a protractor do not worry! You only need it for one question.

 You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose!

  • Writing.

 Today we are going to be doing a Grammar Hammer Worksheet linked here. These are the same worksheets we use in class and but we are all going to do a Stage 6. Please complete it and send me a photo.

Keep a note of your score so you can try to beat it next week!

Please make sure to contact me if you need any help with any of the terms.

  • Reading.

Write a book review of the book you read yesterday. Use the format of the sheet that I have uploaded here or feel free to present you review in any way that you choose.

Take a photo or attach the document and send it to me.

  • Fun Challenge.

Staying healthy includes staying fit, which can be hard at home. Design some fun activities that children could do at home. Think about how to make it fun and use things that children might have in their house or garden.

 

Write it down, take photos or send me a video of you doing your own activities!

Week 1 (WB 20.04.2020)

20.04.2020

  • Maths.

Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ and watch the video from Week 1 Day 1 – Using ratio language.

 When you've finished the lesson, have a go at completing this worksheet. After you've finished it you can self-assess using the answer sheet on the White Rose Maths website.

You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose!

  • Writing.

 Over the course of this week, we are going to be writing a descriptive text based on the Battle of the Bulge. Watch this video if you would like to find out more about the battle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZmPM9s1mTs

Each day we will be writing one section. Keep an eye on your punctuation, grammar and handwriting throughout the week please!

Look at the pictures of the battle linked here and watch the video above. Your task today is to imagine that you are a soldier taking part in the Battle of Bulge and write a paragraph about what you would hear. Challenge: what Alan Peat sentences can you use?

You can write your paragraph on a piece of paper and take a picture, or you can type it up and send a screenshot.

  • Reading.

 For your reading task today, have a go at the fiction questions on the sheet linked here.

  • Fun Challenge.

 Today’s focus is art. Look at the colour wheel. It shows primary, secondary and tertiary colours. 

Your challenge is to create a multi-media colour wheel using things you can find around your house. You could use: pens, pencils, paint, chalk, old bits of magazines/ clothes/ fabric, bits of food, things from the garden, makeup, nail-varnish  and anything else you can think of – be creative!

Take a photo and send it me.

21.04.2020

  • Maths.

 Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ and watch the video from Week 1 Day 2 – ratios and fractions.

When you've finished the lesson, have a go at completing this worksheet linked here. After you've finished it you can self-assess using the answer sheet on the White Rose Maths website.

 You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose!

  • Writing.

 Your task today is to imagine that you are a soldier taking part in the Battle of Bulge and write a paragraph about what you would see. Challenge: what similes or metaphors could you include?

You can write your paragraph on a piece of paper and take a picture, or you can type it up and send a screenshot.

  • Reading.

 For your reading task today, have a go at the non-fiction questions on the sheet linked here.

  • Fun Challenge.

 If you can’t go to an art gallery, the art gallery can come to you!

As part of our “Gallery Rebels” topic, we will be looking at significant art movements, artists and galleries.

Click on the link to take a virtual tour of The National Gallery in London https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/visiting/virtual-tours. Use the arrows to explore different rooms in the gallery - zoom in on the paintings to see more by clicking on them.

Think about what you can see, the layout of the building, the different styles of art, the colours and everything else you can think of. Make a note of anything which you think is important.

Please contact me if you need any help!

22.04.2020

  • Maths.

 Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ and watch the video from Week 1 Day 3 – introducing the ratio symbol

When you've finished the lesson, have a go at completing this worksheet linked here. After you've finished it you can self-assess using the answer sheet on the White Rose Maths website.

You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose!

 

  • Writing.

 Your task today is to imagine that you are a soldier taking part in the Battle of Bulge and write a paragraph about what you would feel (touch). Challenge: can you include parenthesis (extra information using brackets, commas or dashes)?

You can write your paragraph on a piece of paper and take a picture, or you can type it up and send a screenshot.

 

  • Reading.

 For your reading task today, have a go at the poetry questions on the sheet linked here.

  • Fun Challenge. 

 If you can’t go to an art gallery, the art gallery can come to you!

Click on the link to watch a virtual tour of The Tate Modern. https://www.tate.org.uk/art/360-video/grimshaw Use the hand to explore the rooms in the gallery and listen to the discussion about the art.

Think about how this gallery is similar and different to The National Gallery that you explored yesterday. Make a note of anything you think of.

Please contact me if you need any help!

23.04.2020

  • Maths.

 Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ and watch the video from Week 1 Day 4 – Calculating ratio.

 When you've finished the lesson, have a go at completing this worksheet linked here. After you've finished it you can self-assess using the answer sheet on the White Rose Maths website.

You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose!

  • Writing.

 Your task today is to imagine that you are a soldier taking part in the Battle of Bulge and write a paragraph about what you would feel (emotionally). Challenge: can you include show not tell for your emotions? (How the emotion affects your body such as trembling to show fear.)

 You can write your paragraph on a piece of paper and take a picture, or you can type it up and send a screenshot.

  • Reading.

 For your reading task today, follow this link and choose a book to read from your level (if you are not sure what level you are at then send me a message!)

link to oxford owl

  • Fun Challenge.

 

Choose either Tate Modern or The National Gallery and create a piece of art (drawing, sculpture, painting, sketch etc.) which you think would fit into the exhibits of your chosen gallery.

 To see more of the art at Tate Modern visit https://www.slideshare.net/dapassi/tate-modern-16143018 and look at the slides.

To see more of the art at The National Gallery visit https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings and explore the collection.

 

Be as creative as you can! Remember to send me a photo of what you have created – I am excited to see what you come up with!

24.04.2020

  • Maths.

 Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ and watch the video from Week 1 Day 5 – Using scale factors

When you've finished the lesson, have a go at completing this worksheet linked here. After you've finished it you can self-assess using the answer sheet on the White Rose Maths website.

You can do it on paper and take a picture, or screenshot it and edit it before you send it in. You choose!

  • Writing.

 Today we are going to be doing a Grammar Hammer Worksheet linked here. These are the same worksheets we use in class and but we are all going to do a Stage 6. Please complete it and send me a photo.

 Keep a note of your score so you can try to beat it next week!

 Please make sure to contact me if you need any help with any of the terms.

  • Reading.

 Write a book review of the book you read yesterday. Use the format of the sheet that I have uploaded here or feel free to present you review in any way that you choose.

Take a photo or attach the document and send it to me.

  • Fun Challenge.

 This week for science, we are continuing our topic of The Human Body and The Circulatory System by thinking about how exercise affects our pulse rate. You are going to design your own investigation to see how exercise affects pulse rate. Think about how you will record you findings – either use my template or create your own.

Take a picture of your investigation, your results or just let me know what you have discovered!