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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

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 4 - week beginning Mon 11th May

Hello Year 6,

Happy Friday!

We hope you are all well, safe and have enjoyed another week of home learning – we have enjoyed looking at all the fantastic work you have emailed us.  We thought your History work was brilliant.  You came up with some really creative methods of communication and thought carefully about why you would need to use a variety of methods in the modern day.

Please keep emailing us your work next week as we really look forward to seeing what you have been up to.

Now it is time to relax and enjoy a lovely weekend with your families. 

Take care and have fun!

Miss Hallpike, Miss Troup and Miss Demetriou

Monday

English - Monday's task and Monday's resource

Maths  - Monday's task

Science - Y6 Science Covering – Evolution and inheritance

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.  For some of the activities, choose the pictures from a selection on the right (+ and – give you other options) drag the photos into place or click on the + sign in the box, import photo and select choose.  Hover over the words or phrases on the left hand side to give ideas to write about the photos.  Some tasks require you to write about a famous person.  If you prefer you can conduct your own research and complete the activity on paper.  Take a photograph as evidence of your work and email it into school.  There is a quiz to complete online in week 5.

Tuesday

English - Tuesday's task

Maths - Tuesday's task

History/Geography/RE - Y6 History

Topic: ‘How has communication changed over time?’

Communication

In the last task you were asked to research different methods or communication in the past. The following was the list for you to consider and research:

  • Morse code
  • Hieroglyphics
  • Rosetta Stone
  • Cipher
  • Carrier pigeon

Your task this week is to choose one of these older methods of communicating as a way to communicate yourself personally. Include and explain the following:

  • Your chosen method
  • In what situation might you need to use it?
  • Why you have chosen this method- it is useful to explain the strengths of your chosen method here. You could compare it to other methods.
  • Successful instances where your method has been used e.g.The carrier Pigeon was an excellent way to communicate because they always flew high and fast and easily avoided gunfire and shrapnel and their homing device almost never failed.

Resources you can use:

https://kids.kiddle.co/Morse_code

https://study.com/academy/lesson/morse-code-lesson-for-kids-history-alphabet-facts.html

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/egypt/rosetta.htm

http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/writing/rosetta.html

https://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/world-war-one/the-western-front-in-world-war-one/animals-in-world-war-one/pigeons-and-world-war

Wednesday

English - Wednesday's task

Maths  - Wednesday's task

Art - Yr6 Formal Elements: Architecture

Lesson 4: Monument

Link to open Lesson 4 (when you open this it will say Lesson 5, this is because we omitted a lesson from this website)

https://www.kapowprimary.com/subjects/art-design/upper-key-stage-2/year-5/formal-elements-architecture/lesson-5-monument/

Resources you will need

  • Drawing pencil and colouring pencils, pens or crayons
  • Paper

Introduction

What is a monument? Why are monuments made? (To remember people or events from the past). Can you think of any, for example Nelsons Column in Trafalgar Square, London.

Main Activity

You are going to design a monument. Watch the video in the lesson link above to find out about monuments and how you will design yours.

So, to recap chose one of the following to design:

  • A monument to yourself – What would you like to be remembered for? How would this structure tell people in the future about who you were? Represent aspects of your personality, like favourite things; eg: a pizza-shaped monument, images based on football, places, dancing or music and family.

OR

  • A monument to a famous person or event in history – What do you know about this person or event? Why should it/they be commemorated? What could future generations learn from them/it?

TIPS TO GET STARTED: Note down a few key things about who or what you have chosen. Think of images, symbols and shapes that could represent these key things and include them in your design. Also, think about the shape and size of your monument, will it be tall, wide, round, simple or have many parts.

To end

Open the link below to The imperial War Museum website. It’s all about The Cenotaph memorial that was constructed after World War One and includes information about the architect and his design.

https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/what-is-the-cenotaph

NOTE: If the weblink does not work, search Kapow Primary (kapowprimary.com) and follow the route; Subjects- Art & Design- School Closures: click for free KS2 topic- Lesson 5: Monument view lesson

Thursday

English - Thursday's task

Maths - Thursday's task

Design & Technology

Useful information; Over the next few weeks you will be looking at different savoury dishes from around the world. Today we will start with Mexico! Common dishes that are often made in Mexico are: salsa, guacamole and quesadillas. Look at the resource sheets and visually compare the ingredients in each dish.

Task 1: Write your own design criteria for creating a savoury dish (you will need to use these over the next few weeks).

A design criteria does not have to be long, it needs to outline the key things that you think will make your dish fit for purpose. An example of a good design criteria is:

  • Have a balance of ingredients taken from the Eatwell plate.
  • Include a varied selection of ingredients from each category.
  • Be interesting and tasty.
  • Be visually appealing.

Task 2: Write a list of 3-5 steps you should take before cooking to ensure you are working hygienically. E.g. Tie back long hair.

Extension: Research other countries around the world and find their famous savoury dishes.

Year 6 - Global Food Guacamole Recipe

Year 6 - Quesadillas Recipe

Year 6 - Salsa Recipe

Friday

English - Friday's task

Maths  - Friday's task

Other Curriculum Areas - French

Revision – French Towns.  Revise your knowledge of shops in the town and directions.  Using the sheet provided, write instructions to the shop.  Revise your knowledge of compass points, read the descriptions of the French towns and locate them on the map.

Challenge - Research a French town and write a short paragraph to describe what can be found there.   

Year 6 Home Learning Worksheets

Week 5 - week beginning Mon 18th May

Hello Year 6,

Happy Friday and happy half term!

We hope you had another great week of home learning.

Your work continues to make us smile and we are so impressed with the learning and all the hard work that is taking place.  Lots of great pieces of English and Maths were sent in this week, we particularly enjoyed your ‘About me’ profiles.  We also really enjoyed looking at your classification of different ingredients for quesadillas and spring rolls, even if it did make us a little hungry!  What has been your favourite task this week?

Make sure you’re staying safe, staying active and looking after yourselves and your families.  Enjoy the week off from home learning and relax!

We’re looking forward to seeing your work after the break.

Miss Hallpike, Miss Troup and Miss Demetriou

Monday

English - Monday's task

Maths - Monday's task

Science - Y6 – Science Covering – Evolution and inheritance

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.  For some of the activities, choose the pictures from a selection on the right (+ and – give you other options) drag the photos into place or click on the + sign in the box, import photo and select choose.  Hover over the words or phrases on the left hand side to give ideas to write about the photos.  Some tasks require you to write about a famous person.  If you prefer you can conduct your own research and complete the activity on paper.  Take a photograph as evidence of your work and email it into school.  There is a quiz to complete online in week 5.

Tuesday

English - Tuesday's task and Tuesday's resource

Maths - Tuesday's task

History/Geography/RE - Year 6 – Geography

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’.

There are a number of activities that will load on the screen but please only complete the task that says, ‘1 Comprehension Activity’. The remaining tasks will be set for you to complete in the coming weeks.

There are two parts in this task: The ‘Virtual Book’ and the ‘Comprehension’ activity. You will need to read the book and then answer the comprehension questions. You can choose whether to complete the comprehension on screen or to print and complete it on paper.

To complete the activity select a colour square to decide your level of challenge:

Red square: Group 1

Blue square: Group 2

Green square: Group 3 (most challenging)

Remember to choose the same colour for both sections.

Enjoy learning interesting facts about The Netherlands and its resources!

Wednesday

English - Wednesday's task

Maths - Wednesday's task

Art - Year 6 - Formal Elements: Architecture - Lesson 5 - Interior: Inspired by Bed

Please supervise children when using the web links

Resources you will need

  • Paper
  • Art materials-choose what you want to use after you have watched todays lesson, maybe colour pens, pencils, pastels, paints, collage materials or a mixture

Introduction

We have thought about different buildings and structures outside so today you will use the inside of your home as inspiration instead, like many artists do.

Main Activity

First click on the link above to watch the lesson.

Now it is your turn to create a piece of artwork of your bedroom, bed or parts of your room. Think about where you might sit to sketch or maybe you will take a photo that you can look at to draw from. Decide what materials you will use; will you use materials you feel confident with or will you try something new? If you took a photo, you might want to use the creative tools on your device to create some digital artwork.

However you choose to complete your art today, please make sure you work in an area that will not get messy or damaged and if you are using a device, ensure you have permission to use it.

To end

Complete this quiz to find out which artist would design your bedroom.

https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/games-quizzes/quiz-which-artist-should-design-your-bedroom

Well done, you have learnt about a variety of different aspects of architecture over these past five weeks, share your creations with us!

Finally, watch the BBC Clip ‘Proud to be and Architect’ to hear more about the profession.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/pshe-ks1-ks2-proud-to-be-an-architect/zbf76v4

NOTE: If the weblink does not work, search The Primary Art Class, Home Art 2 Inspired by Bed on You Tube

Thursday

English - Thursday's task and Thursday's resource

Maths - Thursday's task

Design & Technology - Year 6

Useful information: Today our focus is Chinese savoury dishes. A common dish that is made in China is spring rolls, have a look at the attached sheet and compare the ingredients with those that are used in Mexican dishes.

Task: Write or draw the ingredients from the list under each plate, in to the correct category e.g. I would draw a spring onion in the fruit and vegetables section of the Mexican dish. Then compare these two plates to your design criteria from last week. Which plate is a better fit?

Extension: write a set of instructions to explain how to wash your hands before cooking.

Friday

English - Friday's task​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Maths - Friday's task​​​​​​​

Other Curriculum Areas - Y6 - Coding: Drive the car around the track

Log onto PurpleMash using your username and password.

Go to your ‘ToDo’s’.

There a several challenges within 'Drive the car around the track'. Using the command buttons displayed on the screen, you need to create instructions (an algorithm) to complete the challenges.  These challenges look at creating a program that is dependent on different variables being used accurately and also introduces the concept of coding speed and timers.  The final challenge also encourages children to create their own game using the skills they have developed in the previous challenges.  There are video instructions to help you when you enter each task. 

Week 6 - week beginning Mon 1st June

 

Well done Year 6 on another brilliant week of learning!

We have a lovely time 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 some of the lovely artwork you have been producing.  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

Maths - Monday's task

Science - 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.  For some of the activities, choose the pictures from a selection on the right (+ and – give you other options) drag the photos into place or click on the + sign in the box, import photo and select choose.  Hover over the words or phrases on the left hand side to give ideas to write about the photos.  Some task may require you to write about a famous person.  If you prefer you can conduct your own research and complete the activity on paper.  Take a photograph as evidence of your work and email it into school.

Overview of lesson week 1 (1/6/20)

In this first lesson on the topic of electricity we would like you to think about what you remember from year 4 about making circuits.  Use the website links to help you remember.  You might want to draw it onto paper and photograph it for your teacher.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zq99q6f

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnnpLaKsqGU​​​​​​​

Tuesday

English - Tuesday's task

Maths - Tuesday's task

History/Geography/RE ​​​​​​​RE Unit-  Who do we look to for inspiration and why?

Introduction/ Questions to consider:

Today you will be looking into why Buddha is such an inspiration to many people?

Research Buddha https://www.diamondway-buddhism.org/buddhism/buddha/

Buddha did not claim to be God or a prophet, he was an ordinary man.

What does someone who lived over 2500 years ago is still able to teach & inspire us?

The Lords Prayer Explained PowerPoint

Task:

Why is it that although the Buddha was not a God people look at his image to inspire them?

Write a paragraph to explain.

Wednesday

English - Wednesday's task

MathsWednesday's task

Art - Lesson 1: Looking Closely

Over the next few weeks, you will complete some activities that will help you to look closely at the things you are drawing.

Resources you will need

  • Pencil or black pen-no colours
  • paper
  • an object to draw (maybe a plant, flower, trainer or shoe, pencil sharpener, mug, anything!)

Warm Up

Once you have your chosen object, take a little time to look at it-notice the shapes you can see and the different textures.

Draw your object only by looking at it and not the paper and pencil. Keep your eyes on the object the whole time. As your eyes move around the object try to move your pencil in the same directions.

Main Activity

You are going to make another picture of this object that will help you improve your hand eye coordination, so this time you must look back and forth between the object and your paper.

You are going to complete a continuous line drawing. This means when you draw, your pen or pencil will stay touching the paper until you have finished your drawing. Try to represent the textures of your object, think about the marks you might use for this but remember, don’t take your pencil off the page-It’s trickier than it sounds!

Watch the Access Art video that explains the technique. This includes 5 minutes of music for you to time yourself as you draw.

https://www.accessart.org.uk/continuous-line-drawing-exercise/

To end

If you want to practice your hand eye coordination why not try using a continuous line to draw the room you are sat in now or someone in your home.

[NOTE: If the weblink does not work, go to www.accessart.org and in the search bar type ‘continuous line drawing exercise’. Click ion the first activity where you will see the video for today]

Thursday

English - Thursday's task & Thursday's resource

Maths - Thursday's task

Design & Technology - Year 6

Useful information; today our focus is German savoury dishes. A common dish that is made in Germany is soft pretzels, have a look at the attached sheet and compare the ingredients with those that are used in Mexican and Chinese dishes. 

Task; write or draw the ingredients from the list under the plate in to the correct category. Then research or find a recipe in your house from any part of the world. Write the ingredients list under the second plate on the sheet and draw or write those ingredients in to the plate above.  (Sheet in folder labelled- Year 6- week 5- task)

Extension: Why do we evaluate our designs? What can we identify by doing this?

Y6 D&T Task Sheet

Y6 Soft Pretzel Receipe

Friday

English - Friday's task

Maths - Friday's resource

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

Big bands and Swing music.

Research a famous Big bands and Swing musician and listen to one of their songs (For e.g. Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman).

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:

Week 7 - week beginning Mon 8th June

Content coming soon.

Monday

English

Maths

Science - 

Tuesday

English

Maths

History/Geography/RE - 

Wednesday

English

Maths

Art -

Thursday

English

Maths

Design & Technology - 

Friday

English

Maths

Other Curriculum Areas -

Week 8 - week beginning Mon 15th June

Content coming soon.

Monday

English

Maths

Science - 

Tuesday

English

Maths

History/Geography/RE - 

Wednesday

English

Maths

Art -

Thursday

English

Maths

Design & Technology - 

Friday

English

Maths

Other Curriculum Areas -