COVID-19 Home Learning Links
Year 6 it is important for you to keep your mind and body active and busy during this time. Below I have included loads of websites you can use to keep you learning, active and bring out your creative side. The first thing I do at the start of a new school year is to organise my time table, I would suggest you do the same! Below is a suggested time table but you might want to adjust some parts so it works for you. Remember, learning isn't just for school and it isn't something that happens just within the walls of a school, so make sure you continue to learn.
Use this time to discover a new passion- maybe you are budding artist or song writer, or have a passion for languages, maybe whipping up a delicious feast in the kitchen was what you was always meant to do... whatever it is embrace it and enjoy it! Share pictures and writing with me on through your Google account if you can, challenge me on Times Table Rock Star or send me pictures on Google Drive of your creations!
Suggested home time table:
Suggested schedule for home learning:
8:00- 9:00- wake up and have breakfast
9:00- get dressed and washed
9:30- read a book
10:00- English activities
11:00- Maths activities
11:30 - break
12:00- Learning Challenge activities
12:30- 1:30- lunch
1:30- creative time/ active time (drawing, colouring, painting, sports, making, cooking, building)
Parents- this website has a huge list of free resources, websites and activities you can access during this time.
A recommended list from the DFE for home learning links. (Many of the links can be found below in the subject specific lists).
Century are offering free homeschooling courses on their website.
NEW THIS WEEK!!
The Guardian are holding a writing competition for all key stage 2 children. To enter, you need to submit a piece of writing less than 600 words long which can be either a match report of a sports event that has taken place or a profile piece of an athlete of your choice. Prizes include being published in the newspaper and a £100 sports voucher. The deadline is 6pm on Friday 3rd July 2020.
VE Day Resources and tasks in the history section below.
Check out the Avengers training videos on the keep active section below.
The National Literacy Trust have created a free online book written by lots of famous authors such as Michael Morpurgo, Onjali Q Rauf, Jacqueline Wilson and many more.
Free maths lessons for every day of the week.
Find new art tasks below in the creative section.
New Learning Links
Bitesize has 150 new lessons every week to keep you on track with your learning.
You'll find daily lessons for homeschooling in Maths and English for every year group, as well as regular lessons in Science, History, Geography and more. The homeschooling lessons have been created with teachers and other educational experts. They feature a mix of videos, animations, practice activities, quizzes and games.
Oak National Academy is due to launch on Monday 20 April. This brand-new enterprise has been created by 40 teachers from some of the leading schools across England, backed by government grant funding. It will provide 180 video lessons each week, across a broad range of subjects from maths to art to languages, for every year group from Reception through to Year 10.
PEN are offering free home learning and parental engagement resources.
New science, engineering and computing lessons every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Maths activities to try at home.
Well-being advice for all those supporting children and young people. https://www.annafreud.org/what-we-do/anna-freud-learning-network/coronavirus/
Advice on dealing with school closures and talking to children about COVID-19. https://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-blogs
A downloadable guide for children about coronavirus https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/publication/childrens-guide-to-coronavirus/
An educational resource for all adults on children and young people’s mental health. https://www.minded.org.uk/
All year six children have been provided with an Achieve 100 revision guide to support with their learning.
Children can use the following websites to revisit and revise prior learning.
Times Table Rockstars https://ttrockstars.com/
Sats Bootcamp https://www.satsbootcamp.co.uk/
Maths Frame https://mathsframe.co.uk/
BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z826n39
Daily maths videos will be available http://www.iseemaths.com/home-lessons/
Find lots of problem solving and reasoning opportunities on https://nrich.maths.org/primary
Lots of home learning activities are available on https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/
Downloadable resource packs with teacher guidance. A week’s worth of resources is provided for each year group. https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/blog/learning-home-packs/
Downloadable guidance and resource packs for parents and pupils. https://www.mathematicsmastery.org/free-resources
Youtube videos for maths revision - find corresponding worksheets to complete on Twinkl
Negative numbers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAoLCXpao6s
Roman numerals https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByVrkHakTm0
Mixed numbers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-55KA6kaXFY
Equivalent fractions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmVfZ9o-2gg
Multiplying fractions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmfXyR7Z6Lk
Dividing fractions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lkq3DgvmJo
Adding and subtracting fractions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5juto2ze8Lg
Converting fractions to decimals and percentages https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CT6IqIb7urs
Finding fractions of amounts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2QvVicQcMo
Finding a percent of a number https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rR95Cbcjzus
All year six children have been provided with Achieve 100 revision guides to support their learning. Children can use the websites below to revise grammar, spelling and punctuation.
Sats Bootcamp https://www.satsbootcamp.co.uk/
Creative writing ideas:
Write in character as someone from a book you have read.
Rewrite a well-known fairy tale with a twist (think evil Cinderella, a kind Big Bad Wolf, Little Red Riding Hood and her Gangster Granny!)
Use a picture to inspire your writing http://www.pobble365.com/
Use a video to inspire your writing https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html
Access to masterclasses on texts from a range of authors, including videos from the authors and activities linked to novels. https://authorfy.com/
A site with recommended booklists, categorised by age range and topic, including fiction and non-fiction. Family activities are included in the ‘Home Time’ section. https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/bookfinder/
Downloadable resource packs which cover a range of subjects, including reading and writing. https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/
Downloadable resource books providing 8 weeks of activities. https://www.englishmastery.org/
Each week, a selection of daily activities is produced on different subjects, including comprehension and grammar. https://2simple.com/purple-mash/
Youtube videos for spelling, punctuation and grammar - you can find corresponding worksheets to complete on Twinkl
Subordination and coordination https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhdbORXrylI
Adverbial phrases and fronted adverbials https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSNyaGA-ek0
Statements, questions, commands and exclamations https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJZbvheMssQ
Full stops, exclamation marks and question marks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1kXPnYfmfQ
Speech marks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSu9n6VdE-s
Quotation marks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuP4WXHtqMo
All children have a home reading book in addition to this they have access to Bug Club where they have been set age appropriate books.
Free access to children's stories via:
Readtheory offers free reading comprehension practice that are personalised to your reading level
There are many websites available with free reading resources for children:
On the website below, you will find some children's classics to read or listen to for free.
https://stories.audible.com/pdp/B017V54W6O?ref=adbl_ent_anon_sc_pdp_pc_0 Free audio book of Harry Potter
https://www.wizardingworld.com/collections/harry-potter-at-home Lots of activities linked to Harry Potter
https://www.poetrybyheart.org.uk/ a wide selection of poetry covering different topics
https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/ One free audio book reading is available to listen to every day.
https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/ Available from Monday 20 April. Films of well-loved stories read by Nick Cannon, a trained actor, teacher and trainer.
https://childrens.poetryarchive.org/ an archive of spoken poetry recordings. Children can listen to poems read out loud.
In science, we are covering electricity.
Some suggested activities for home learning:
Draw a circuit using the electrical symbols.
Research a famous scientist linked to electricity such as Michael Faraday, Benjamin Franklin or Thomas Edison.
Research the history of electricity and create a timeline for key events.
Use the websites below to help support your learning.
Mystery Science has lots of free science lessons available online. It is an American website but the American equivalent of year 6 is 5th grade so these would be appropriate
Crash Course Kids has lots of interesting and engaging science videos
This website has lots of science videos, for year 6 level topics click "grade 5"
In history, we are covering World War Two. Use the websites below to support your learning.
Some suggested home learning activities:
Research a key event from WW2 and write a newspaper report on that event.
Create a timeline of key events.
Research recipes using rations and make one at home.
Look at examples of propaganda posters and create your own.
Check out the Go Noodle YouTube page to find lots of short active dances for you to complete.
It is extremely important to keep yourself active at home.
Check out the 'Alphabet Fitness Bingo' below
There are lots of PE activities for you to try out at home on these websites:
You will be able to access https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer using the code UKTWINKLHELPS to access for lots of ideas for art and design technology.
Try sketching different objects in your house (fruit in a bowl, bottles and vases of different shapes)
Sketch different birds, plants or flowers.
Research art from a different culture - African, Egyptian, North American etc.
Research a famous artist and create work inspired by them Andy Warhol, Van Gogh, Picasso etc.
Create a collage out of different materials.
Learn to sew!
Create a papier mache bowl.
Help the adults in your house to make a healthy, balanced meal
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn - BBC Bitesize have resources for a range of different subjects
https://ed.ted.com/lessons?student_level=1&direction=desc&sort=featured-position - Lots of educational videos to explore!
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/teacher-category/primary-resources/ - National geographic have resources covering many different topics
https://www.duolingo.com/ - Learn a new language or build on the Spanish you have learnt at school
https://thekidshouldseethis.com/ - Lots of interesting videos
In English this half term, year six used the novel Skellig to create descriptive setting and character descriptions as well as building tension in their writing. We have also used our geographical knowledge to research and write some non-chronological reports about different biomes. We used the book, 'Incredible Ecosystems of Planet Earth' by Rachel Ignotofsky to inspire our writing and art work.
In reading, year six have explored a range of texts this half term. Our class novel was Skellig by David Almond which supported our writing in English lessons. We have also explored a range of non-fiction books to support our learning across the
curriculum including Charles Dawin's 'On The Origin of Species' by Sabina Radeva and Moth by Isabel Thomas.
This half term we have been investigating decimals, we have been learning about decimal place value up to 3 decimal places as well as using the four operations with decimal numbers.
In science, we have covered evolution and inheritance. Year 6 started their topic with a trip to Manchester Museum. We have learnt about inheritance, adaption and natural selection. We have learnt about the famous English naturalist Charles Darwin and his discoveries on the Galápagos Islands. We have found out about evolution in plants, animals and humans and how humans can impact evolution.
In art, year six have inspiration from a variety of animals to create collages thinking about different patterns, tones and shapes. Year 6 focused on the skin and fur of different animals to create a collage using a variety of materials to show patterns and shapes.
Take a look at our class reads from this half term. Follow the links to find out more about each book!
In 6M, we have been reading Boy 87 by Ele Fountain and The Boy at the back of the class by Onjali Q Rauf.
In 6D, we have been reading Holes by Louis Sachar.
In guided reading, we have been looking at a range of texts including non fiction, poetry and classical fiction. In class, we have been using VIPERS questioning to help develop our understanding each text type.
In maths this half term, year six have been working on reading and writing numbers up to ten million and using the four operations on whole numbers. Take a look below at some of the problems we have solved and methods we have been using.
In design technology, year six have been developing their sewing skills. The children designed and made a geometric design using a variety of stitches. We have looked at why and when we would use different stitches including running stitch, overstitch, blanket stitch and back stitch. Take a look at the tutorials below to see each type of stitch to practice at home!