# Year 6 Home Learning

## Week Beginning 18 January 2020

Posted on Friday 15 January 2021 by Mr Lindsay

Monday 18 January 2021

Other mini lessons that you could complete at any point during the day:

Tuesday 19 January 2021

Other mini lessons that you could complete at any point during the day:

Wednesday 20 January 2021

Other mini lessons that you could complete at any point during the day:

Thursday 21 January 2021

Other mini lessons that you could complete at any point during the day:

Friday 22 January 2021

Other mini lessons that you could complete at any point during the day:

## Week Beginning 11 January 2021

Posted on Sunday 10 January 2021 by Mr Lindsay

Monday 11 January 2021

Reading fluency and vocabulary: lesson and text

Writing skills: lesson

Writing texts: lesson

Spellings: lesson

Maths: Multiply by 10, 100, 1000 video, worksheet, answers

RE: lesson

Other mini lessons that you could complete at any point during the day:

Times Tables Rock Stars (email teacher if you have forgotten your login)

Tuesday 12 January 2021

Reading fluency and vocabulary: lesson and text

Writing skills: lesson

Writing texts: lesson, planning pdf and word

Spellings: lesson

Maths: Divide by 10, 100, 1000 video, worksheet, answers

Science/ topic: lesson

Other mini lessons that you could complete at any point during the day:

Times Tables Rock Stars (email teacher if you have forgotten your login)

Music appreciation: Gustav Holst’s ‘Mars’ from ‘The Planets’.

Wednesday 13 January 2021

Reading skills: lesson, first map (if you can’t quite see it on the video) and Steve Backshall video

Reading fluency and vocabulary: lesson and text

Writing skills: lesson

Writing texts: lesson and texts for comparison

Spellings: lesson

Maths: Multiply decimals by integers video, worksheet, answers

Science/ topic: lesson

Other mini lessons that you could complete at any point during the day:

Times Tables Rock Stars (email teacher if you have forgotten your login)

PE: Joe Wicks is back with his school workout three times a week.

Thursday 14 January 2021

Reading skills: lesson and planets video with sound

Reading fluency and vocabulary: lesson and text

Writing skills: lesson

Writing texts: lesson

Spellings: lesson

Maths: Divide decimals by integers video, worksheet, answers

Science/ topic: lesson

Other mini lessons that you could complete at any point during the day:

Times Tables Rock Stars (email teacher if you have forgotten your login)

Music appreciation: Which is better? Mars or Mercury? There’s only one way to find out…

Friday 15 January 2021

Reading skills: lesson, text and quiz

Reading fluency and vocabulary: lesson and text

Writing skills: lesson

Writing texts: lesson

Spellings: lesson

Science/ topic: lesson and text

Other mini lessons that you could complete at any point during the day:

Times Tables Rock Stars (email teacher if you have forgotten your login)

## 08 January 2021

Posted on Thursday 07 January 2021 by Mr Owen

Today, we’re starting a new way of supporting home learning. Below you’ll find seven lessons with videos to follow created by teachers in your school and in other schools in the federation. It should give you a taster of how we’re planning on delivering your lessons from now onwards.

Don’t forget you can send some of your work to your teacher if you’d like to -we’d be particularly interested in any tasks that you found tricky, or ones that you feel particularly proud of. Email addresses can be found in Mr Roundtree’s recent communications.

Today’s lessons:

• Reading skills: lesson and RIC
• Reading fluency and vocabulary: lesson and text
• Writing skills: lesson
• Writing texts: lesson and text
• Spellings: Introduction video. Now, practise words that’ve you’ve been given to learn in previous weeks, using any of the spelling strategies we usually list.
• Science / topic: lesson

Other mini sessions that you could complete at any point during the day:

## Week beginning 04 January 2021

Posted on Monday 04 January 2021 by Mr Lindsay

Happy New Year. We hope you’ve had a fantastic holiday and are looking forward to continuing our learning journey this year. Sorry that you can’t be in school this week but we’ve got plenty of activities to keep you busy.

Here’s a video from Mr Lindsay and Mr Freeman to let you know of some changes to the home learning. Mrs Hogarth’s class can take a look at the class news to see a video for her class.

Maths

In school this week, we’re learning about area. Although these are year 5 objectives, this is a review week for children in year 6 as they may have missed this learning last year. They should use these resources:

You don’t have to print the worksheets. Your child can write or draw their answers on paper. Your child’s learning will be most effective if you sit with them to pause the clip and check / praise / support your child as the clip moves on.

Don’t forget to practise times tables on Times Table Rock Stars, too. Even rock legends need to keep their fingers and brains sharp. Email your class teacher if you need your child’s login and password details.

(Suggested time: 30 minutes of Maths and 15 minutes of Rock Stars daily)

This is the fluency text on the book Sky Song that we’ll read in class this week. In school, we generally follow this sequence:

• Day 1: Read the text aloud with your child listening. Read it clearly and slowly, pointing to each word as you read. Have a chat about any unfamiliar words.
• Day 2: Read aloud each sentence (a full short sentence or part of a longer sentence), and have your child read it back to you. Do this ‘echo reading’ for the whole text.
• Day 3: Read the text and talk about the effect of the punctuation on how you read it – pauses for full stops and expression for exclamations (!) or questions (?). Your child reads the text aloud.
• Day 4: Read together with expression (just like you practised on Day 3).

(Suggested time: 15 minutes daily)

• Day 1: Read the fluency text and answer the RIC questions.
• Day 2: Re-read the prologue to Sky Song. Take photos of yourself acting out different parts of the story, or if you can’t, then draw picture to summarise it.
• Day 3: Re-read the prologue to Sky Song. Summarise the story in 10 sentences.
• Day 4: Book Club. Once a week, we have a relaxing lesson where we sit and read quietly, often with an adult. At home, we’d like you to read your favourite book or text, too. If possible, discuss the book with an adult, talking about some or all of the sections of this grid.

(Suggested time: 30 minutes daily)

Writing

Follow these lessons on journalistic writing from Oak National Academy. There’s a whole series of lessons, but start at Lesson 1 and work through, doing one (or maybe even two) each day. (If you’re self-isolating in your second week, stick with the series of lessons you’ve already started and aim to complete the full series.)

(Suggested time: 30-40 minutes for each)

Spelling

This week’s spellings are on our spelling page. Complete one task each day:

• Day 1: Generate more words linked to the spelling pattern or ‘rule’. (You could look out for the words in the book you’re reading at home, or any other text, like a website linked to our learning.)
• Day 2: Practise the spellings using two of the ideas in our Super Spelling Strategies Guide. (Set yourself and others at home a challenge of using some of the words when you’re speaking, too!)
• Day 3: Write separate sentences, each containing one of the spellings. (Don’t forget to show off really neat handwriting and make sure you sentence starts with a capital letter and ends with a full stop, exclamation mark (!) or question mark (?).
• Day 4: Repeat Task 2 or 3.
• Day 5: Get an adult at home to test you on your spellings. Practise any you spell incorrectly – you could write them out carefully until you’re sure.

(Suggested time: 15-20 minutes daily)

Topic

Our topic this half-term is about climate change. This geography unit from Oak Academy is called Water, Weather and Climate.

Follow these. There are six lessons in total, but start at the first lesson and work through, doing two or three in the week.

(Suggested time: 30-40 minutes)

Science

Our focus this half-term is Space.

These six lessons from Oak National Academy link closely to what we’ve been doing in class. Start at Lesson 1 and work through, doing two or three in the week.

If Science really motivates your child, you could also use look at these lessons all about practical Science.

(Suggested time: 30-45 minutes)

PE

Don’t forget to do some daily exercise!

Do two or three of these Five Minute Moves from Joe Wicks each day – spread them across the day as if they were playtimes, maybe!

Try working through this series of 25 lessons from the Association for Physical Education – do two or three in the week.

(Suggested time: 5 minutes daily, plus 30 minutes for the longer PE lessons)

Extra stuff…

As an extra (or as an alternative, if this helps to motivate your child)…

Geography isn’t a topic-driver this half-term, but you could brush up on your locational knowledge – something that was missed when schools closed earlier this year. You could explore some online maps and try to memorise some new countries, capitals, rivers and mountain ranges. These three lessons about Europe are worth checking out.

What about some Living and Learning? While you’re away from school, you could check out these lessons on money!

## Week beginning 14 December 2020

Posted on Sunday 13 December 2020 by Mrs Hogarth

Hi everyone

We hope you’re all well and managing to stay happy, healthy and safe. We are really missing you at school and we hope to see you soon. You’re still a hugely important part of our school community.

Here’s a video message from Mrs Hogarth.

Here’s your home learning for this week…

Maths

This is a review week with a look back at some of the areas we covered this term. These five lessons will roughly match the teaching and learning happening in class.

You don’t have to print the worksheets. Your child can write or draw their answers on paper. Your child’s learning will be most effective if you sit with them to pause the clip and check / praise / support your child as the clip moves on.

Don’t forget to practise times tables on Times Table Rock Stars, too. Even rock legends need to keep their fingers and brains sharp. Email your class teacher if you need your child’s login and password details.

(Suggested time: 30 minutes of Maths and 15 minutes of Rock Stars daily)

This is the fluency text on another extract from A Christmas Carol. In school, we generally follow this sequence:

• Day 1: Read the text aloud with your child listening. Read it clearly and slowly, pointing to each word as you read. Have a chat about any unfamiliar words.
• Day 2: Read aloud each sentence (a full short sentence or part of a longer sentence), and have your child read it back to you. Do this ‘echo reading’ for the whole text.
• Day 3: Read the text and talk about the effect of the punctuation on how you read it – pauses for full stops and expression for exclamations (!) or questions (?). Your child reads the text aloud.
• Day 4: Read together with expression (just like you practised on Day 3).

(Suggested time: 15 minutes daily)

• Day 1: Read the fluency text from the previous week. Watch the video clip too. Can you think of some questions you could ask Scrooge? What answers would he give?
• Day 2: Read this extract again. List the main events of the extract. How is Scrooge feeling at each point in the story? What emotions would he be feeling?
• Day 3:  Re-read A Christmas Carol. Can you draw a summary of the extract? Maybe as a cartoon strip?
• Day 4: Re-read A Christmas Carol. Summarise the story in 20 words, 10 words, 5 words and finally words.
• Day 5: Book Club. Once a week, we have a relaxing lesson where we sit and read quietly, often with an adult. At home, we’d like you to read your favourite book or text, too. If possible, discuss the book with an adult, talking about some or all of the sections of this grid.

(Suggested time: 30 minutes daily)

Writing

Follow these lessons on narrative writing from Oak National Academy. There’s a whole series of lessons, but start at Lesson 1 and work through, doing one (or maybe even two) each day. (If you’re self-isolating in your second week, stick with the series of lessons you’ve already started and aim to complete the full series.)

(Suggested time: 30-40 minutes for each)

Spelling

This week’s spellings are on our spelling page. Complete one task each day:

• Day 1: Generate more words linked to the spelling pattern or ‘rule’. (You could look out for the words in the book you’re reading at home, or any other text, like a website linked to our learning.)
• Day 2: Practise the spellings using two of the ideas in our Super Spelling Strategies Guide. (Set yourself and others at home a challenge of using some of the words when you’re speaking, too!)
• Day 3: Write separate sentences, each containing one of the spellings. (Don’t forget to show off really neat handwriting and make sure you sentence starts with a capital letter and ends with a full stop, exclamation mark (!) or question mark (?).
• Day 4: Repeat Task 2 or 3.
• Day 5: Get an adult at home to test you on your spellings. Practise any you spell incorrectly – you could write them out carefully until you’re sure.

(Suggested time: 15-20 minutes daily)

Topic

Our topic this half-term is about history – all about prehistoric Britain compared to Ancient Egypt, an advanced ancient civilisation.

Follow these lessons on pre-historic Britain from Oak National Academy. There are ten lessons in total, but start at the first lesson and work through, doing two or three in the week.

(Suggested time: 30-40 minutes)

Science

Our focus this half-term is forces.

These six lessons from Oak National Academy link closely to what we’ve been doing in class. Start at Lesson 1 and work through, doing two or three in the week.

If Science really motivates your child, you could also use look at these lessons all about practical Science.

(Suggested time: 30-45 minutes)

PE

Don’t forget to do some daily exercise!

Do two or three of these Five Minute Moves from Joe Wicks each day – spread them across the day as if they were playtimes, maybe!

Try working through this series of 25 lessons from the Association for Physical Education – do two or three in the week.

(Suggested time: 5 minutes daily, plus 30 minutes for the longer PE lessons)

Extra stuff…

As an extra (or as an alternative, if this helps to motivate your child)…

Geography isn’t a topic-driver this half-term, but you could brush up on your locational knowledge – something that was missed when schools closed earlier this year. You could explore some online maps and try to memorise some new countries, capitals, rivers and mountain ranges. These three lessons about Europe are worth checking out.

What about some Living and Learning? While you’re away from school, you could check out these lessons on money!

## Week beginning 07 December 2020

Posted on Sunday 06 December 2020 by Mrs Hogarth

Hi everyone

We hope you’re all well and managing to stay happy, healthy and safe. We are really missing you at school and we hope to see you soon. You’re still a hugely important part of our school community.

Before starting your home learning tasks, you might want to watch this video from Mrs Hogarth.

Here’s your home learning for this week…

Maths

These five lessons will roughly match the teaching and learning happening in class.

You don’t have to print the worksheets. Your child can write or draw their answers on paper. Your child’s learning will be most effective if you sit with them to pause the clip and check / praise / support your child as the clip moves on.

Don’t forget to practise times tables on Times Table Rock Stars, too. Even rock legends need to keep their fingers and brains sharp. Email your class teacher if you need your child’s login and password details.

(Suggested time: 30 minutes of Maths and 15 minutes of Rock Stars daily)

This is the fluency text on A Christmas Carol that we’ll read in class this week. In school, we generally follow this sequence:

• Day 1: Read the text aloud with your child listening. Read it clearly and slowly, pointing to each word as you read. Have a chat about any unfamiliar words.
• Day 2: Read aloud each sentence (a full short sentence or part of a longer sentence), and have your child read it back to you. Do this ‘echo reading’ for the whole text.
• Day 3: Read the text and talk about the effect of the punctuation on how you read it – pauses for full stops and expression for exclamations (!) or questions (?). Your child reads the text aloud.
• Day 4: Read together with expression (just like you practised on Day 3).

(Suggested time: 15 minutes daily)

• Day 1: Read the fluency text and answer the RIC questions.
• Day 2: Read the extract again. Use the descriptions from the text to draw what you are picturing in your head after reading it. Think about the characters and setting.
• Day 3: Re-read The Christmas Carol extract. Make a list of any adventurous vocabulary that impresses you. Is there any vocabulary that you’re unsure of? Can you find out the definitions?
• Day 4: Re-read the extract. Summarise the text in 10 sentences.
• Day 5: Book Club. Once a week, we have a relaxing lesson where we sit and read quietly, often with an adult. At home, we’d like you to read your favourite book or text, too. If possible, discuss the book with an adult, talking about some or all of the sections of this grid.

(Suggested time: 30 minutes daily)

Writing

Follow these lessons on narrative writing from Oak National Academy. There’s a whole series of lessons, but start at Lesson 1 and work through, doing one (or maybe even two) each day. (If you’re self-isolating in your second week, stick with the series of lessons you’ve already started and aim to complete the full series.)

(Suggested time: 30-40 minutes for each)

Spelling

This week’s spellings are on our spelling page. Complete one task each day:

• Day 1: Generate more words linked to the spelling pattern or ‘rule’. (You could look out for the words in the book you’re reading at home, or any other text, like a website linked to our learning.)
• Day 2: Practise the spellings using two of the ideas in our Super Spelling Strategies Guide. (Set yourself and others at home a challenge of using some of the words when you’re speaking, too!)
• Day 3: Write separate sentences, each containing one of the spellings. (Don’t forget to show off really neat handwriting and make sure you sentence starts with a capital letter and ends with a full stop, exclamation mark (!) or question mark (?).
• Day 4: Repeat Task 2 or 3.
• Day 5: Get an adult at home to test you on your spellings. Practise any you spell incorrectly – you could write them out carefully until you’re sure.

(Suggested time: 15-20 minutes daily)

Topic

Our topic this half-term is about history – all about prehistoric Britain compared to Ancient Egypt, an advanced ancient civilisation.

Follow these lessons on pre-historic Britain from Oak National Academy. There are ten lessons in total, but start at the first lesson and work through, doing two or three in the week.

We are also doing a Topic RIC this week based on the Rosetta Stone. You will need this text and the RIC questions.

(Suggested time: 30-40 minutes)

Science

Our focus this half-term is forces.

These six lessons from Oak National Academy link closely to what we’ve been doing in class. Start at Lesson 1 and work through, doing two or three in the week.

If Science really motivates your child, you could also use look at these lessons all about practical Science.

(Suggested time: 30-45 minutes)

PE

Don’t forget to do some daily exercise!

Do two or three of these Five Minute Moves from Joe Wicks each day – spread them across the day as if they were playtimes, maybe!

Try working through this series of 25 lessons from the Association for Physical Education – do two or three in the week.

(Suggested time: 5 minutes daily, plus 30 minutes for the longer PE lessons)

Extra stuff…

As an extra (or as an alternative, if this helps to motivate your child)…

Geography isn’t a topic-driver this half-term, but you could brush up on your locational knowledge – something that was missed when schools closed earlier this year. You could explore some online maps and try to memorise some new countries, capitals, rivers and mountain ranges. These three lessons about Europe are worth checking out.

What about some Living and Learning? While you’re away from school, you could check out these lessons on money!

## 30 November 2020

Posted on Sunday 29 November 2020 by Mr Lindsay

Before starting your home learning tasks, you might want to watch this video by Mr Lindsay.

Maths

These five lessons will roughly match the teaching and learning happening in class. This is a review week with a look back at some of the areas which have already been covered this term.

These five lessons will roughly match the teaching and learning happening in class.

Lesson five: arithmetic

You don’t have to print the worksheet. Your child can write or draw their answers on paper. Your child’s learning will be most effective if you sit with them to pause the clip and check / praise / support your child as the clip moves on.

Practise times tables on Times Table Rockstars, too. We’re concentrating on the 4 times table. Email the class teacher if you need your child’s login and password details.

(Suggested time: 30 minutes of Maths and 15 minutes of Rockstars daily)

Spelling

Look on the homework page to find this week’s spellings. Your child should complete one task each day.

• Day 1: Generate more words linked to the spelling pattern or ‘rule’. (You could look out for the words in the book you’re reading at home, or any other text.)
• Day 2: Practise the spellings using two of the ideas in our Super Spelling Strategies guide. (Set yourself and others at home a challenge of using some of the words when you’re speaking, too!)
• Day 3: Write separate sentences, each containing one of the spellings. Don’t forget to show off really neat handwriting and make sure you sentence starts with a capital letter and ends with a full stop, exclamation mark (!) or question mark (?).
• Day 4: Repeat Task 2 or 3.
• Day 5: Get an adult at home to test you on your spellings. Practise any you spell incorrectly – you could write them out carefully until you’re sure.

(Suggested time: 15-20 minutes daily)

This week’s fluency text is a news report about recently discovered tombs in Egypt.

In school, we generally follow this sequence:

• Day 1: Read the text aloud with your child listening. Read it clearly and slowly, pointing to each word as you read. Have a chat about any unfamiliar words.
• Day 2: Read aloud each sentence (a full short sentence or part of a longer sentence), and have your child read it back to you. Do this ‘echo reading’ for the whole text.
• Day 3: Read the text and talk about the effect of the punctuation on how you read it – pauses for full stops and expression for exclamations (!) or questions (?). Your child reads the text aloud.
• Day 4: Read together with expression (just like you practised on Day 3).

(Suggested time: 15 minutes daily)

Day 1: RIC – Is it too early for a Christmas RIC? Watch this advert and answers these questions. You might want to watch it a few times.

RIC stands for:

• Retrieve: finding information in a text
• Interpret: using clues in the text to unlock information
• Choice: thinking about the author’s choice of words, techniques or organisation that make the text interesting and enjoyable to read

Day 2: Agree with your child three words from any text they’ve read which they’re less familiar with. Your child should find out what they mean (eg by checking an online dictionary or simply discuss with you) and how to use them in sentences (both when speaking and when writing). Challenge your child to write a sentence with each word in, or to drop the words into conversations at home.

Day 4: Read your fluency or RIC text again. Next, do one of the following:

• Your child could list at least ten facts they’ve read in the text. (If it’s a fiction text (a story), then the facts would be based on the story, like ‘Harry Potter picked up his broomstick’, rather than actual facts from the real world.)
• Your child could create their own ‘RIC’ questions.

Day 5: Book Club. Once a week, we have a relaxing lesson where we sit and read quietly, often with an adult. At home, we’d like you to read your favourite book or text, too.

(Suggested time: 30 minutes daily)

Writing

Activity 1: Read this fantasy quest text called Blodden’s Adventure. Choose key words or phrases that you like. Can you find any figurative language? Summarise each paragraph and draw a map of showing Blodden’s journey.

Activity 2: Create your own fantasy character who is similar to Blodden. What do they look like? Why have they been chosen for the quest? How do they feel about leaving their home?

Topic

This week’s topic learning is history.

Re read the fluency text for this week. In class, we are having a debate about opening tombs. Is it ok to open up tombs. Write a list of three for and against statements. Now, write a paragraph showing your own opinion on the subject.

(Estimated time: 30-45 minutes)

Science

Here’s a science quiz based on the last term of lessons. Enjoy.

## 23 November 2020

Posted on Sunday 22 November 2020 by Mr Lindsay

Before starting your home learning, watch this short video from Mr Lindsay.

If you have any trouble accessing the resources, don’t hesitate to get in touch with your class teacher.

marklindsay@spherefederation.org

benfreeman@spherefederation.org

sarahhogarth@spherefederation.org

Maths

These five lessons will roughly match the teaching and learning happening in class.

Lesson five: arithmetic

You don’t have to print the worksheet. Your child can write or draw their answers on paper. Your child’s learning will be most effective if you sit with them to pause the clip and check / praise / support your child as the clip moves on.

Practise times tables on Times Table Rockstars, too. We’re concentrating on the 4 times table. Email the class teacher if you need your child’s login and password details.

(Suggested time: 30 minutes of Maths and 15 minutes of Rockstars daily)

Spelling

Look on the homework page to find this week’s spellings. Your child should complete one task each day.

• Day 1: Generate more words linked to the spelling pattern or ‘rule’. (You could look out for the words in the book you’re reading at home, or any other text.)
• Day 2: Practise the spellings using two of the ideas in our Super Spelling Strategies guide. (Set yourself and others at home a challenge of using some of the words when you’re speaking, too!)
• Day 3: Write separate sentences, each containing one of the spellings. Don’t forget to show off really neat handwriting and make sure you sentence starts with a capital letter and ends with a full stop, exclamation mark (!) or question mark (?).
• Day 4: Repeat Task 2 or 3.
• Day 5: Get an adult at home to test you on your spellings. Practise any you spell incorrectly – you could write them out carefully until you’re sure.

(Suggested time: 15-20 minutes daily)

This week’s fluency text is all about Egyptian Gods.

In school, we generally follow this sequence:

• Day 1: Read the text aloud with your child listening. Read it clearly and slowly, pointing to each word as you read. Have a chat about any unfamiliar words.
• Day 2: Read aloud each sentence (a full short sentence or part of a longer sentence), and have your child read it back to you. Do this ‘echo reading’ for the whole text.
• Day 3: Read the text and talk about the effect of the punctuation on how you read it – pauses for full stops and expression for exclamations (!) or questions (?). Your child reads the text aloud.
• Day 4: Read together with expression (just like you practised on Day 3).

(Suggested time: 15 minutes daily)

Day 2: Agree with your child three words from any text they’ve read which they’re less familiar with. Your child should find out what they mean (eg by checking an online dictionary or simply discuss with you) and how to use them in sentences (both when speaking and when writing). Challenge your child to write a sentence with each word in, or to drop the words into conversations at home.

Day 4:Read this extract from JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit. Next, do one of the following:

• Your child could list at least ten facts they’ve read in the text. (If it’s a fiction text (a story), then the facts would be based on the story, like ‘Harry Potter picked up his broomstick’, rather than actual facts from the real world.)
• Your child could create their own ‘RIC’ questions.

Day 5: Book Club. Once a week, we have a relaxing lesson where we sit and read quietly, often with an adult. At home, we’d like you to read your favourite book or text, too.

(Suggested time: 30 minutes daily)

Writing

Activity 1: Watch this clip about Whitby. Pause the video at different points and write key words or phrases about what you can hear, see and feel.

Activity 2: Using the Whitby clip and your sentences write a spooky story about the setting. You might want to look back at last week’s home learning to get an idea of the style of writing that is required.

Topic

This week’s topic learning is history.

Take a look at the BBC Bitesize website and read about why farming was important to the ancient Egyptians and which gods they believed in.   (Suggested time: 30-45 minutes)

Science

This week we are learning about water resistance.

Look at this PowerPoint and carry out the experiment. If you can’t access the PowerPoint, then look at this BBC website and carry out the same water resistance experiment in the video.

## 16 November 2020

Posted on Sunday 15 November 2020 by Mr Lindsay

We’ve had such fun learning about ancient civilisations. It’s incredible how many facts the children have learned. My favourite mind blowing fact is that to cut the granite stone for the pyramids, workers would bash one rock against another at the rate of 5mm progress per hour. Here’s a short message from Mr Lindsay to explain the learning tasks for the week ahead.

Maths

These five lessons will roughly match the teaching and learning happening in class.

Lesson five: arithmetic

You don’t have to print the worksheet. Your child can write or draw their answers on paper. Your child’s learning will be most effective if you sit with them to pause the clip and check / praise / support your child as the clip moves on.

Practise times tables on Times Table Rockstars, too. We’re concentrating on the 4 times table. Email the class teacher if you need your child’s login and password details.

(Suggested time: 30 minutes of Maths and 15 minutes of Rockstars daily)

Spelling

Look on the homework page to find this week’s spellings. Your child should complete one task each day.

• Day 1: Generate more words linked to the spelling pattern or ‘rule’. (You could look out for the words in the book you’re reading at home, or any other text.)
• Day 2: Practise the spellings using two of the ideas in our Super Spelling Strategies guide. (Set yourself and others at home a challenge of using some of the words when you’re speaking, too!)
• Day 3: Write separate sentences, each containing one of the spellings. Don’t forget to show off really neat handwriting and make sure you sentence starts with a capital letter and ends with a full stop, exclamation mark (!) or question mark (?).
• Day 4: Repeat Task 2 or 3.
• Day 5: Get an adult at home to test you on your spellings. Practise any you spell incorrectly – you could write them out carefully until you’re sure.

(Suggested time: 15-20 minutes daily)

This week’s fluency text is an extract from Dracula.

In school, we generally follow this sequence:

• Day 1: Read the text aloud with your child listening. Read it clearly and slowly, pointing to each word as you read. Have a chat about any unfamiliar words.
• Day 2: Read aloud each sentence (a full short sentence or part of a longer sentence), and have your child read it back to you. Do this ‘echo reading’ for the whole text.
• Day 3: Read the text and talk about the effect of the punctuation on how you read it – pauses for full stops and expression for exclamations (!) or questions (?). Your child reads the text aloud.
• Day 4: Read together with expression (just like you practised on Day 3).

(Suggested time: 15 minutes daily)

Day 1: RIC – Here’s a text about space which ends in a very famous quote.

RIC stands for:

• Retrieve: finding information in a text
• Interpret: using clues in the text to unlock information
• Choice: thinking about the author’s choice of words, techniques or organisation that make the text interesting and enjoyable to read

Day 2: Agree with your child three words from any text they’ve read which they’re less familiar with. Your child should find out what they mean (eg by checking an online dictionary or simply discuss with you) and how to use them in sentences (both when speaking and when writing). Challenge your child to write a sentence with each word in, or to drop the words into conversations at home.

Day 3: Children in 5/6 have been very animated with their thoughts about the US presidential election. Read this article from First News, a newspaper for children, and complete the activity.

Day 4: Read your fluency or RIC text again. Next, do one of the following:

• Your child could list at least ten facts they’ve read in the text. (If it’s a fiction text (a story), then the facts would be based on the story, like ‘Harry Potter picked up his broomstick’, rather than actual facts from the real world.)
• Your child could create their own ‘RIC’ questions.

Day 5: Book Club. Once a week, we have a relaxing lesson where we sit and read quietly, often with an adult. At home, we’d like you to read your favourite book or text, too.

(Suggested time: 30 minutes daily)

Writing

Task 1: We are starting to look at setting descriptions so that we can write our own next week. Watch this video about figurative language. Here is some extra information to read on BBC Bitesize.

Task 2:  Read these setting descriptions (Wild Boy, Dracula, Sherlock Holmes) and create a list of similes, personification and any phrases or vocabulary that you would like to use in your writing.

Topic

This week’s topic learning is history.

Look at the hieroglyphics alphabet. Write a coded message using the symbols. Find out more using this BBC website.

(Suggested time: 30-45 minutes)

Science

We are continuing to look at air resistance in class. Last week, we found out that the greater the surface area, the greater the air resistance. This week, we would like to find out if different materials used for a parachute will affect the air resistance. You might want to look at this video for more information.

## 09 November 2020

Posted on Monday 09 November 2020 by Mr Lindsay

We’re sorry that you can’t be in school at the moment but hope you are staying safe. Here’s a brief message from Mr Lindsay to explain the home learning tasks.

Maths

These five lessons will roughly match the teaching and learning happening in class.

Lesson five: arithmetic

You don’t have to print the worksheet. Your child can write or draw their answers on paper. Your child’s learning will be most effective if you sit with them to pause the clip and check / praise / support your child as the clip moves on.

Practise times tables on Times Table Rockstars, too. We’re concentrating on the 4 times table. Email the class teacher if you need your child’s login and password details.

(Suggested time: 30 minutes of Maths and 15 minutes of Rockstars daily)

Spelling

Look on the homework page to find this week’s spellings. Your child should complete one task each day.

• Day 1: Generate more words linked to the spelling pattern or ‘rule’. (You could look out for the words in the book you’re reading at home, or any other text.)
• Day 2: Practise the spellings using two of the ideas in our Super Spelling Strategies guide. (Set yourself and others at home a challenge of using some of the words when you’re speaking, too!)
• Day 3: Write separate sentences, each containing one of the spellings. Don’t forget to show off really neat handwriting and make sure you sentence starts with a capital letter and ends with a full stop, exclamation mark (!) or question mark (?).
• Day 4: Repeat Task 2 or 3.
• Day 5: Get an adult at home to test you on your spellings. Practise any you spell incorrectly – you could write them out carefully until you’re sure.

(Suggested time: 15-20 minutes daily)

This week’s fluency text is a promotional text about selling a ship.

In school, we generally follow this sequence:

• Day 1: Read the text aloud with your child listening. Read it clearly and slowly, pointing to each word as you read. Have a chat about any unfamiliar words.
• Day 2: Read aloud each sentence (a full short sentence or part of a longer sentence), and have your child read it back to you. Do this ‘echo reading’ for the whole text.
• Day 3: Read the text and talk about the effect of the punctuation on how you read it – pauses for full stops and expression for exclamations (!) or questions (?). Your child reads the text aloud.
• Day 4: Read together with expression (just like you practised on Day 3).

(Suggested time: 15 minutes daily)

Day 1: RIC – Ramses II

RIC stands for:

• Retrieve: finding information in a text
• Interpret: using clues in the text to unlock information
• Choice: thinking about the author’s choice of words, techniques or organisation that make the text interesting and enjoyable to read

Day 2: Agree with your child three words from any text they’ve read which they’re less familiar with. Your child should find out what they mean (eg by checking an online dictionary or simply discuss with you) and how to use them in sentences (both when speaking and when writing). Challenge your child to write a sentence with each word in, or to drop the words into conversations at home.

Day 4: Read your fluency or RIC text again. Next, do one of the following:

• Your child could list at least ten facts they’ve read in the text. (If it’s a fiction text (a story), then the facts would be based on the story, like ‘Harry Potter picked up his broomstick’, rather than actual facts from the real world.)
• Your child could create their own ‘RIC’ questions.

Day 5: Book Club. Once a week, we have a relaxing lesson where we sit and read quietly, often with an adult. At home, we’d like you to read your favourite book or text, too.

(Suggested time: 30 minutes daily)

Writing

Activity 1: Read this promotional text about a pirate ship. Identify all the parenthesis and expanded noun phrases.

Activity 2: Write your own promotional text in which you try to sell a pyramid. Where will it be built? What rooms will you have inside? What will be special about the burial chamber?

Topic

This week’s topic learning is history.

Watch this video from BBC Bitesize to find out what remains of Ancient Egypt. In addition, look at this website to find our more about a famous pharaoh.

(Suggested time: 30-45 minutes)

Science

We are learning about air resistance.

Explore this BBC website to find out more.

We’d like you to experiment with air resistance. Using three different sizes of paper make three different sized parachutes. Which one will hit the floor first? Why?

Recap last week’s learning about gravity by watching this video.

(Suggested time: 30-45 minutes)