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Year 6 Home Learning

Hello everyone,

Welcome to Year 6's Home Learning page, whereby we shall be posting new learning content each week, so keep your eyes peeled. You will also find the answers attached for the Maths and English work that is set!

If you have work which you would like to share with your class teacher, this can be emailed directly to; 

  • MissHallpike        6A@vaughan.harrow.sch.uk
  • Miss Troup           6B@vaughan.harrow.sch.uk
  • Miss Demetriou  6C@vaughan.harrow.sch.uk

 

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Support and Advice for children

If you have a worry or need some support and a trusted adult cannot help, you can contact the following organisations for help.

  • Childline (0800 1111, www.childline.org.uk) – This is a confidential service for children and young people. No problem is too big or too small and they’re there to listen and support you with anything you’d like to talk about. Or you can have a 1-2-1 counsellor chat online.
  • Harrow Children Services - 020 8901 2690
  • Harrow Children Services – Emergency out of hours 020 8424 0999
  • Police – in case of an emergency - 999
  • Kooth – Kooth is a web based confidential support service available to young people. Kooth provides a safe and secure means of accessing mental health and wellbeing support. 
  • Kooth offers young people the opportunity to have a text-based conversation with a qualified counsellor.
  • Counsellors are available from 12noon to 10pm on weekdays and 6pm to 10 pm at weekends, every day of the year on a drop-in basis.  You can access regular booked online counselling sessions as needed.
  • Outside counselling hours’ young people can message the team and get support by the next day.
  • When you register with Kooth, you will have support available now and in the future. Support can be gained not only through counselling but articles, forums and discussion boards.  All content is age appropriate, clinically approved and fully moderated.

To find out more visit www.Kooth.com where you can register and find out more about the service.

You can also view a short video about the service at:

https://vimeo.com/318731977/a9f32c87de           

Week 8 - week beginning Mon 15th June

Well done Year 6 on another fantastic week of learning!

We have really enjoyed looking through all the hard work you have been sending us during the week as well as the work you have completed on Purple Mash.  We especially enjoyed reading your research about Charles Darwin.  It was great to see so many key facts included in your writing!  Please keep sending in the photos of your work as they really make us smile.

Keep up the hard work and remember to do your daily exercise in order to keep active.

Have a good weekend!

Miss Hallpike, Miss Troup and Miss Demetriou

Monday

English - Monday's task

MathsMonday's task

Science - Year 6  – Accessing Purplemash

Log onto PurpleMash using your username and password.

Go to your ‘ToDo’s’.   Select the ‘ToDo’ tagged FD to access your Science lesson.  Click on the task and the app will launch. 

Overview of lesson week 3 (15/6/20)

Continuing our work on Evolution, this week we are researching Charles Darwin.  Write a profile about his life.  Use the information on purplemash to help you and the following website:

https://kids.britannica.com/kids/article/Charles-Darwin/353038

Tuesday

EnglishTuesday's task and Tuesday's resource

MathsTuesday's task

Geography - Year 6 

This week please visit the Literacy Key website.

https://www.key-resources.co.uk/

Once you are on the website, you will see a box in the bottom left hand corner, which says ‘Home Web’ and a box that says ‘KS2’.

Click on the box that says ‘KS2’ and this will take you to the login page where you need to login with your username and password.

Username: ha14el

Password: writing

Scroll down to the Geography section and select the box that says ‘The Netherlands’.

Complete the task that says, ‘2 Writing Activity’.  Use this template for ideas when creating your own tourist information brochure.  You do not need to print this page to complete the activity.

  1. Read Virtual Book and look at the map.  Think about: Where the Netherlands is located and which countries and seas it borders.  How the land was reclaimed.  Features and characteristics of towns and countryside.
  2. Draw your own map using the example on the writing activity sheet and roughly mark the shape and position of the Netherlands on the map, draw and colour in the flag and write in the name of the capital city.
  3. Draw your own boxes and add pictures and a sentence or two to each box to make a brochure telling tourists what to look out for in the Netherlands.

Enjoy learning interesting facts about The Netherlands and its resources!

Wednesday

EnglishWednesday's task

MathsWednesday's task

Art - Lesson 3: Looking Closely, Close Up

Resources:

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Ruler (optional)

To Begin

To warm up, gather a few small objects no larger than a 10p piece, such as a coin, sharpener or pasta.  Place each object on your paper and draw it the same size. Look closely at the shape, detail and add shade by noticing which parts of the object appear lighter and darker.

If you would like some ideas or support, here is a video of others completing this activity.

https://www.accessart.org.uk/drawingsmall/

Main Activity

Today you are going to look at different areas of the same object to create a series of drawings, (your object can be any size for this activity).

First, divide your page into six sections. To do this you can fold your paper or use a ruler to draw a grid.

Then find an object that has interesting shapes, detail and patterns or reflects. For example, tap, door handle or toy.

Next, ‘zoom in’ and draw a small area of this object onto a section of your grid. Add as much detail as you can and shade the dark areas.

Now zoom in on a different area of your object to draw this in another section of your grid. If you are able to move around the object, or move the object itself, this would give you a different view.

Repeat this until you have filled your paper.

Here is an example of someone that drew different parts areas of a key.

Thursday

EnglishThursday's task

MathsThursday's task

Design & Technology - Year 6

Log onto PurpleMash using your username and password.

Go to your ‘ToDo’s’.

Launch Alan Turing.

Write a fact profile about Alan Turing.  Find out what he was famous for and how he helped shape the world.

There is a document with information to help you write this fact profile if you need.

Friday

EnglishFriday's task

MathsFriday's task

Other Curriculum Areas - Computing - Year 6

Click here for today's Computing activity.

Week 9 - week beginning Mon 22nd June

Hello Year 6!

Happy Friday!

We have really enjoyed looking through all the hard work you have been sending us during the week as well as the work you have completed on Purple Mash.  We especially enjoyed reading your writing about Alan Turing!  It was great to see all of the information you have researched!  Please keep sending in the photos of your work as they really make us smile.

Keep up the hard work and remember to do your daily exercise in order to keep active.

Have a good weekend!

Miss Hallpike, Miss Troup and Miss Demetriou

Monday

English - Monday's task

MathsMonday's task

Science - Year 6  – Accessing Purplemash

Log onto PurpleMash using your username and password.

Go to your ‘ToDo’s’.   Select the ‘ToDo’ tagged FD to access your Science lesson.  Click on the task and the app will launch. 

Overview of lesson week 9 (22/6/20)

This week we are sending postcards from the Galapagos Islands.  Imagine you are Charles Darwin and you have just the docked HMS Beagle on the islands.  Write about your experience.

https://kids.britannica.com/kids/article/Charles-Darwin/353038

Tuesday

EnglishTuesday's task and Tuesday's resource

MathsTuesday's task

RE - Year 6 – Task 3: Who do we look to for inspiration and why?

Introduction/ Questions to consider

Today you will be looking into why the Dalai Lama is such an inspiration to many people.

The Dalai Lama is the leader of the main branch of the religion known as Tibetan Buddhism.  Tibetan Buddhists believe that the Dalai Lama is the god of compassion who comes to Earth to help people.  The current Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is the 14th Dalai Lama.  He was born in 1935 to a peasant family.

The Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, and in the tradition of Bodhisattva he has spent his life committed to benefiting humanity.  In 1989, the Dalai Lama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his nonviolent efforts for the liberation of Tibet and his concern for global environmental problems.

Look through the accompanying Dalai Lama powerpoint.

Task:

If you were to interview the Dalai Lama, what ten questions would you ask him?

Wednesday

EnglishWednesday's task

MathsWednesday's task

Art - Year 6 - Lesson 4:  Tate Leaflet

Resources

  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Colouring pencils, pens or crayons

This year, the London art gallery Tate Modern celebrates its 20 year anniversary.  Over the following lessons we will look at some of the modern artists that are in the collection and use their work as inspiration for our own.

However, your task today is to design a leaflet to celebrate Tate Modern turning 20, encourage people to visit and provide them with information about the gallery.  Read the accompanying sheet here to learn about the gallery.

To end

Visit the Tate Kids website and take a quiz, watch a video or read about an artist.

https://www.tate.org.uk/kids

Thursday

EnglishThursday's task

MathsThursday's task

Design & Technology - Year 6 

Log onto PurpleMash using your username and password.

Go to your ‘ToDo’s’.

Launch App Design.

Design your own app.  Think about the purpose of your app and your audience. 

Persuade people to download an app that you've designed.

Friday

English - Friday's task

MathsFriday's task

Other Curriculum Areas - Year 6 Music (History of music)

Lesson 3:  Soul music.

Research a famous Soul musician and listen to one of their songs (For e.g., Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder).

Think about and write down these things:

  • Title
  • Performer
  • Year
  • Instruments
  • Tempo (how fast or slow is the music, does this change at any time?)
  • Dynamics (are there quiet and loud parts, does this change at any time?)
  • Does this music sound happy or sad? Can you explain why?
  • Do you like this piece? Explain why or why not.

Challenge:  When listening to this piece ...

  • The colours I imagine
  • It makes me think about
  • Any key lyrics that stick in my head.

Week 10 - week beginning Mon 29th June

Hello Year 6!

Happy Friday!

We have really enjoyed looking through all the hard work you have been sending us during the week as well as the work you have completed on PurpleMash.  We especially enjoyed reading your writing about Charles Darwin!  It was so nice to see the effort that has been put into this piece of work!  Please keep sending in the photos of your work as they really make us smile.

Keep up the hard work and remember to stay hydrated in the hot weather!

Have a good weekend!

Miss Hallpike, Miss Troup and Miss Demetriou

Monday

English - Monday's task and Monday's resource

MathsMonday's task

Science - Year 6  – Accessing Purplemash

Log onto PurpleMash using your username and password.

Go to your ‘ToDo’s’.   Select the ‘ToDo’ tagged FD to access your Science lesson.  Click on the task and the app will launch. 

Overview of lesson week 10 (29/6/20)

Complete a leaflet about the life of Albert Einstein.  Who was he?  Why is he important?  When did he live?  Use the pictures and information to help you.  You can complete it online or on paper.

https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/albert-einstein

Tuesday

EnglishTuesday's task

MathsTuesday's task

History - Year 6 - Topic:  ‘How did WW2 impact our local area? ‘

Who were the main figures in World War II?

As you know, World War II was a horrific war which involved most nations at arms with another.  Adolf Hitler, Arthur Neville Chamberlain and Winston Churchill’s names are often mentioned when discussing the events of World War II.

This week you will be learning more about Adolf Hitler.  Who was he, where did he come from and what were some of his beliefs?

Read the information sheet about Hitler and, if you’re able to, do some additional research about him. 

Write a biography on the life of Hitler; don’t forget to organise your work into interesting paragraphs.  Use this sheet to write notes. 

Wednesday

EnglishWednesday's task and Wednesday's resource

MathsWednesday's task

Art - Lesson 5:  Op Art, Bridget Riley

Please supervise children when using the internet

Resources:

  • Paper
  • Pencil (and/or black pen)
  • Ruler or something that will help you draw a straight line

To Begin

The first artist we will look at that is exhibited at Tate Modern is Bridget Riley.

She was part of an art movement called Op Art, short for 'optical art'.  The word optical is used to describe things that relate to how we see. Artists use shapes, colours and patterns in special ways to create images that look as if they are moving or blurring.  Op Art started in the 1960s and the painting above is by Bridget Riley who is one of the most famous op artists.

You can read more about Op Art here:

https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/explore/what-is/op-art

Main Activity

You are going to create your own Op Art piece.  Watch the link and follow the step-by-instructions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EPLYkZdq2I

To End

Find out more about Bridget Riley.

https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/explore/who-is/who-bridget-riley

Thursday

EnglishThursday's task

MathsThursday's task

Design & Technology - Year 6

Log onto PurpleMash using your username and password.

Go to your ‘ToDo’s’.

Launch Mobile.

Do you need a mobile phone yet?  For what purpose would you use it?

Friday

EnglishFriday's task

MathsFriday's task

Other Curriculum Areas - Year 6 - French:  Household Chores

Use the worksheet to learn the names of some household chores in French (choose the ones you do at home and try to learn these).  You could cut up the pictures and the words and play a matching game to try and remember them.

Next, read the descriptions in French of what each person does to help around the house.  Answer the true or false questions and the rest of the questions to show you have understood.

Challenge:  Look at the worksheet containing the frequency words, try to translate sentences from French to English and from English to French.  Create a storyboard of all the household chores you complete in a day, label them in French.  Why not try adding the time you completed each task too if you can remember this.

Week 11 - week beginning Mon 6th July

Hello Year 6!

Happy Friday!

We have really enjoyed looking through all the hard work you have been sending us during the week as well as the work you have completed on Purple Mash.  We especially enjoyed reading your writing about the Galapagos Islands!  It was great to see the facts that you have been learning!  Please keep sending in the photos of your work as they really make us smile.

Well done for all your fantastic achievements this week!

Have a good weekend!

Miss Hallpike, Miss Troup and Miss Demetriou  

Monday

English -  Monday's task and Monday's resource

MathsMonday's task

Science - Year 6  – Accessing Purplemash

Log onto PurpleMash using your username and password.

Go to your ‘ToDo’s’.   Select the ‘ToDo’ tagged FD to access your Science lesson.  Click on the task and the app will launch. 

Overview of lesson week 11 (6/7/20)

Create your own exercise poster.  Use the pictures and words to help you.  Choose a slogan, use captions, use appropriate vocabulary.  You can create your poster on purplemash or on paper or card.  Stick up in your home to encourage your family to keep active!

https://www.shutterstock.com/search/keeping+active

Tuesday

EnglishTuesday's task

MathsTuesday's task

Geography - Year 6

  • Login into PurpleMash using your username and password.
  • When you are on the home page click on Topics.
  • Next click on Geography.
  • Then click on Fair Trade.
  • Then click on Fair Trade Poster 1.
  • Click Launch App.
  • Create a poster encouraging people to buy fair trade products.

Geography - 

Wednesday

EnglishWednesday's task and Wednesday's resource

MathsWednesday's task

Art - Year 6 - Lesson 6:  Patrick Caulfield - A Harrow Artist

Resources:

  • Paper
  • Pencil and/or black pen
  • Colouring tools

This painting is by Patrick Caulfield, our second artist on display at Tate Modern (here it is enlarged).  He studied at Harrow Art College, now part of Westminster University, and then at the Chelsea School of Art in the early 1960s.  He met other artists there who were also interested in painting ordinary things.  They were part of an art movement called Pop Art which celebrated ordinary life, such as television, pop music, advertisements.  His work uses flat simple colour and thick black outlines but, in this artwork, he has included a very detailed landscape picture.  Today you will recreate your own artwork in this style. 

Activity

  1. First, draw part of the room you are in and include a rectangle on the wall where you will later draw your landscape picture.  Only use outlines to draw what you can see in front of you.
  2. Next, draw a landscape scene inside your rectangle/picture frame.  You could use a photo of a place you have visited, find a picture online or in a book or even draw the view from your window.  Copy it with as much detail as your can.
  3. Finally, colour the rest of the room using only one colour.

Caulfield’s outlines are bold and stand out.  If you have a black pen you might like to go over your pencil outlines with a pen to achieve this look.

To End

If you like this style, draw some everyday objects in this way.

Thursday

EnglishThursday's task 

MathsThursday's task

Design & Technology - Year 6 

Log onto PurpleMash using your username and password.

Go to your ‘ToDo’s’.

Launch 2Design and Make.

Design your own colourful and realistic vehicle, building or mask.

Then, if possible, print the net and construct your design.

Friday

English - Friday's task

MathsFriday's task

Other Curriculum Areas - Computing

Click here for this week's Computing lesson.

Week 12 - week beginning Mon 13th July

Hello Year 6!

Happy Friday!

We have really enjoyed looking through all the hard work you have been sending us during the week as well as the work you have completed on Purple Mash.  We especially enjoyed seeing your fantastic exercise posters! It was great to see the effort that you have put in!  Please keep sending in the photos of your work as they really make us smile.

Well done!

Have a good weekend!

Miss Hallpike, Miss Troup and Miss Demetriou 

Monday

English - Monday's task

MathsMonday's task

Science - Year 6  – Accessing Purplemash

Log onto PurpleMash using your username and password.

Go to your ‘ToDo’s’.   Select the ‘ToDo’ tagged FD to access your Science lesson.  Click on the task and the app will launch. 

Overview of lesson week 12 (13/7/20)

Create a healthy eating plan.  Think of ways to improve your diet and those of your family.  Could you create some meals  they might like to try?  Use the website below to help you:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrffr82/articles/zppvv4j

Tuesday

English - Tuesday's task

MathsTuesday's task

RE - Year 6 - Task 4 - RE Unit:  Who do we look to for inspiration and why?

Introduction:

In the last RE session, you looked at the qualities of an inspirational person.

This week we would like you to think of someone who inspires you.

Is it someone famous or a member of your family?  Or maybe a teacher or a friend you have.  What is it that you admire about them?

Remember, inspiration doesn’t have to come to us via celebrities.  You can look at yourself for inspiration rather than trying to be exactly like someone else.

Task:

Create a poster with people who inspire you.

Give reasons why & examples of what they have done.

Wednesday

EnglishWednesday's task

MathsWednesday's task

Art - Year 4 - Lesson 7:  Surrealism

Please supervise your children when using the internet

Resources:

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Colouring tools
  • Your Imagination!

To Begin

In Tate Modern you can view some artists that were part of a group known as the Surrealists.  You can find out about Surrealism here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YE_Zas-A5A

This painting is called ‘The False Mirror’ by Magritte and we will use it to inspire our work today.

Activity

First, draw an eye but leave the iris blank.  You could look at your own eye in a mirror, look at someone else’s or look at a picture in a book or online.

Now, fill the iris with drawings.  Magritte has only drawn clouds but you can make yours much more imaginative, interesting and surreal.  Maybe draw some of your favourite things, patterns, animals, people or ask some members of your family (or teacher) to say the first word that enters their head and draw what they said.  You might repeat some of the images or rotate them.  If you are a bit stuck, use the ‘surrealist generator’ here to help you.  Finally, if you want, colour your artwork.

To End

The other style of surrealism was called automatism - drawing without thinking.  Have go.  Close your eyes and relax for a minute then open your eyes and draw whatever enters your mind or wherever you feel like moving your pencil for about two minutes.

Or, if you are at home, play The Exquisite Corpse game - I’m sure you’ll know this game but never knew the surrealist artists played it.  Here’s Emily from The Primary Art Class explaining how to play it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUt9auuM7B0&list=PLKmoVoqeac41ufCyNUTpVQ35cNXaJrg8B&index=3

Thursday

EnglishThursday's task

MathsThursday's task

Design & Technology - Year 6

Log onto PurpleMash using your username and password.

Go to your ‘ToDo’s’.

Launch Fair Trade Poster 2.

Create a poster to put around the school encouraging people to buy fair trade products.  Why is fair trade important?  What are the benefits of fair trade products?

Friday

EnglishFriday's task and Friday's resource

MathsFriday's task

Other Curriculum Areas - Year 6 - Music Lesson:  History of Music

Rock n Roll

Research a famous Soul musician and listen to one of their songs (for example, Elvis Presley and Bill Haley).

Think about and record.

  • Title
  • Performer
  • Year

Instruments:

Tempo (how fast or slow is the music, does this change at any time?)

Dynamics (are there quiet and loud parts, does this change at any time?)

Does this music sound happy or sad? Can you explain why?

Do you like this piece? Explain why or why not.

Challenge:

When listening to this piece

  • the colours I imagine
  • it makes me think about
  • any key lyrics that stick in my head.