Good Morning Year 6 and Welcome to the Summer Term!
We truly hope you have enjoyed your Easter break from your studies with your families. Hopefully, you all got to relax, play games and watch movies so that you are now all raring to go for your new term in Year 6. This is always a busy term and even though the SATs have been cancelled, we still need to get ready to making you the best learners you can be before heading off to secondary school.
Our new project title for this half term is ‘What a Shock!’ We will be looking at electrical circuits in science, in art we’ll look at the world in a whole new way and our literacy tasks will help us to imagine the future with the help of a few robots and technological advances which may be around the corner in the history of our modern world.
We hope this is a great start to your week of learning!
We are so excited to see you all in our Zoom room on Wednesday – parents have been emailed all the information.
Mrs Silvester, Miss Pettitt and Mrs Chapman
Don’t forget you can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear from you if you have a question, need a password, need some help, want to show us your work or even just say hello! Please get your grown up’s permission before you email us. We look forward to hearing from you. We may not reply the same day!
Presentation – Please remember to do your very best work. Handwriting and presentation are as important at home as they are in school. You can complete your work in a book or if you need lined or squared paper you can get it here.
Note for parents: Hopefully your children will enjoy working through these activities and can do independently. We completely understand it may be difficult to complete all these tasks due to other family commitments or you are working from home, so please do not worry; complete what you can with your child.
Ongoing Daily Activities
As well as the learning tasks we upload each day, there are a few ‘extras’ that you could have a go at, if you get time.
TTRockstars – Play 5 garage games + 5 studio games. Mrs Silv will be online at 11am today in the Year 6 Arena area! Her TT Rockstar name is Harmony Powers.
Reading – Read for at least 20 minutes every day.
Weekly spellings – Practise these everyday in your spelling booklets – your new weekly sheet will be uploaded each Monday. Week 1 Main Spelling List Week 1 Less Tricky Spelling List
Jae Malone, the author of ‘Silver Linings’ unfortunately could not visit us last month because of the Covid situation. However, she is incredibly keen to make sure we keep our imaginations fired and let our love of writing stories grow. Therefore, she has sent some fun ideas on how to create short stories. With these writing prompts you may be able to come up with a brand new story idea that no one else has ever thought of. You don’t have to write stories down, you may picture them in your mind or be a storyteller to members of your family.
As well as these fun story creating ideas, she has set us an exciting challenge. If you would like to win a signed set of Jae Malone’s trilogy, then why not enter her creative writing competition?
All you have to do is send your completed Indiana story from last term. If you have already sent us uploaded photos of your completed story or sent it as a Word document, then all you have to do is ask us to submit it to Jae’s competition. If you didn’t send us your completed story, you have until 4th May to complete your story and send it to us. Remember to use the email@example.com address for your entries.
Daily physical activity which you enjoy. Challenge yourself! Remember Joe Wicks is still there to keep us moving.
Let’s kick off the week with our Success in 7 week 1 task!
Once you have completed Monday’s column, please check through your answers and mark your work. If you got something wrong, please look through the answer sheet steps to see if you can see where you went wrong. If you don’t understand, please get in touch. We can explain it to you again. Monday answers Success in Seven
Today’s lesson for White Rose will be from Summer Term Week 1 Day 1. It’s all about Vertically Opposite Angles. Please make sure you are on the correct lesson. Watch the video and pause it to answer questions 1 to 4 before you continue to the end.
As always, please check your answers with the answer page and tick your correct your work. Remember mistakes are brilliant as they help us learn.
We won’t be setting new English work today except for making a start on your new spelling list. The main spelling list takes adjectives and their corresponding abstract nouns. For example, hesitant describes someone and hesitance is what they show or have inside them when they are feeling hesitant. Make sure you download your new list and practise the first column when you understand what each pair of words mean.
In the ongoing activities section, you will find some ideas from Jae Malone (the author who was due to visit us last month). She has very kindly given us some ideas on story creating games and has also set a competition! The lucky winner of this writing competition will receive a set of signed books by Jae Malone from her trilogy of ‘Silver Linings’. More details are given above in the Ongoing Daily Activities section.
Art – the work of Eric Joyner
This half-term, we will be learning about the American artist, Eric Joyner. His paintings are original ideas which portray two things he really loves:you will discover what these are as you explore today’s lesson. First, begin with today’s PowerPoint – it’s a slow reveal. So do take time between each slide to think what the whole painting might portray (show). By the end of the slide show, you should have found out what his two favourite objects are to paint.
Before you practise drawing some line drawings today, watch a short video where you can meet the artist.