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 Year 6 Online Learning

Welcome back everyone! We hope you have had a lovely half term break and feel refreshed ready for the new half term. 

Below you can find both a timetabled overview of the week’s learning and a further daily breakdown of the activities with resources linked where possible. In some cases, such as English and maths, we are unable to publish some of the resources publicly on our online learning webpage so will put those resources on Google Classroom. We shall be populating Google Classroom each morning with the day’s learning tasks to avoid an overload of information and to make it easier to locate the activities. Please make sure you remember to ‘hand in’ your tasks each day and to look back at the previous day’s learning so you can see any feedback we might have left you.

If you have any questions about the online learning that has been set such as accessing paper copies, support with the content and understanding or anything else, please do not hesitate to contact your class teacher through our email addresses posted below.

c.watson@emsworth.hants.sch.uk

s.talley@emsworth.hants.sch.uk

Weekly Overview

 

Monday 8th February  

Guided Reading

Read the story of Aron Ralston. (We have uploaded the chapter to Google Classroom where you can either read it yourself or listen to Mrs Talley read it for you.)

BE WARNED: it does contain some gruesome details.

Create a story board/story map of the key events from the story.

English

Look at the title of The Storm as it is shown in the original text (you can find this on Google Classroom). Do you think the text will be factual or fictional? Why do you think this? What does the font suggest about the intended audience and purpose of the text? Listen to the audio version of The storm and ask consider the following questions as they listen:

  • Where is this story set?
  • On a scale of 1-10, how angry and destructive do you think this storm is? Why?

Now read the text version of the story carefully before answering the questions we have set on Google Classroom.

Extension: Do you have any other questions about the text? List them.

Maths

Starter: Early Bird Maths

Main: Watch the video from the link on Google Classroom for today’s input and follow the instructions to complete the learning. This week’s learning is all to do with the topic Measurement: Area, Perimeter and Volume with a focus today on shapes with the same area.

SPAG

Homophones – The words for your spellings this week are all common homophones. On Friday, there will be a video for your test of us reading the words in sentences. The spelling of the word isn’t tricky this week but you will need to focus on understanding the meaning of each word in context so that you give the correct answer in the test.

Today’s spelling activity is to take the words from this week’s spelling list and write them in a sentence that clearly shows the word’s meaning.

French

Today we will be revisiting the phrase Où  est....? Watch the video input on Google Classroom then complete the gap fill task we have set on there for you.

Tuesday 23rd February

Guided Reading

Re-read the story of Aron Ralston. Search for words/phrases that the author has used to create tension for the reader. List them then select up to 10 that you might use in your own writing. Explain why you have chosen each of the words you selected.

E.g. I chose the word ‘intense’ because it shows that the pain he was in was extremely painful and unrelenting which would have been terrifying to deal with at any time, let alone while trapped and alone.

English

Look at this set of words from the text: crept, howled, banshee, screamed, shrieked, screeched, grumblings, tapped, pounded, clattered, clanged, moors. Look up any you do not know the meanings of then sort them into a zone of relevance diagram. Then use a thesaurus to look up synonyms for words in the outer layer of the diagram before adding these too.

Which words would be in your top 3 for impact on the reader? Why?

Maths

Starter: Early Bird Maths – Have a look at your marks from yesterday’s starter, for any questions that you got wrong, watch the video to help you answer them today.

Main: Watch the video for today’s input and follow the instructions to complete the learning. Today’s lesson continues from yesterday’s about shapes with the same area.

SPAG

This week we shall be focusing on the use of figurative language. All of the information, instructions and activity for today is included in the word document.

Science

This half term, we shall be moving on to look at ‘Animals Including Humans’ as our topic. Open the activity and read it through. There are parts with information on and parts with questions on. You will need to complete the activities and questions. The information you need is provided but you may need to draw on your previous knowledge and conduct a little research if needed.

Wednesday 24th February

 Guided Reading

What are your impressions of Aron Ralston? What would you have done in his position? What would you like to know about his experience? Write down 5 questions that you would ask him if you interviewed him.

Extension task: Have a go at answering the questions you wrote down, answering as if you are Aron Ralston.

English

Today we will be revisiting suffixes.  A suffix is a group of letters that is added to the end of a word in order to create a new word.) Look at paragraph three of The Storm. Find a word that uses a suffix that means ‘full of’.

Why might the writer have described Jess as being ‘faithful’? Find a word that uses a suffix that means ‘without’.

Why might the author have described the animals as being ‘restless’? Now complete the table by adding +less and +ful to each stem.

Check if you have spelt each new word correctly using a spell check or online dictionary.

Maths

Starter: Early Bird Maths – Have a look at your marks from yesterday’s starter, for any questions that you got wrong, watch the video on Google Classroom to help you answer them today.

Main: Watch the video for today’s input and follow the instructions to complete the learning. Today’s learning will now move on to look at area and perimeter.

SPAG

The Grammar Bit! (All instructions are on the activity)

Computing

Follow the web-link, this will take you to a website with activities all about coding.

Choose one of the activities available and complete the coding for it. Take screenshots/pictures/videos of your coding and post them on Google Classroom for us to see!

Thursday 25th February

Guided Reading

Re-read the extract from the text. How does the author build tension for the reader? Highlight words and phrases the author has used to create tension then explain why they have used each one. (We have uploaded the extract to Google Classroom so you can edit it on there if you wish.)

English

Today we will be revisiting personification. This is a type of figurative language whereby the writer gives an inanimate object the characteristics of a person: emotions, movement, speech. Can you find examples of personification in The Storm? Next, look at the storm monster pictures and select one that you would like to write about. For your chosen picture, list possible emotions, movements and speech that would relate to that image. The more language you generate the better. Write a couple of sentences, using the examples you generated, to describe your chosen image using personification.

Maths

Starter: Early Bird Maths – Have a look at your marks from yesterday’s starter, for any questions that you got wrong, watch the video to help you answer them today.

Main: Watch the video for today’s input and follow the instructions to complete the learning. Today’s learning continues from yesterday, focusing on area and perimeter.

SPAG

Complete today's activity continuing with the learning about figurative language.

Geography

Today we will begin a two week mini-project about spring. Work your way through the PowerPoint on Google Classroom and complete the task set.

Friday 26th February 

Guided Reading

Use a thesaurus to find synonyms for the words you highlighted yesterday. Use these to create a word bank of words that build tension. If you do not have a thesaurus at home, there are many online ones available such as this one:

https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english-thesaurus

English

Re-read The Storm then answer the inference questions on Google Classroom.

Maths

Starter: Early Bird Maths – Have a look at your marks from yesterday’s starter, for any questions that you got wrong, watch the video to help you answer them today.

Main: Watch the video for today’s input and follow the instructions to complete the learning. Today we will be looking at area of a triangle.

Spellings

Today is test day for homophones. Follow the link on Google Classroom to the spelling video. Listen to the sentence and write the correct homophone to fill in the gap. You can only get the mark if you spell the word right and it is the correct homophone.

Art

Work through the PowerPoint with the art lesson about the London Eye.