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Week of 6th July

Dear Parents / Carers,

 

Thank you for continuing with supporting your child at home with their learning. As you are aware, Home Learning is changing as more children return to school. Teachers have done a brilliant job of providing daily home learning tailored to what the children would have been covering in school; unfortunately this level of personalisation is unsustainable following the phased introduction of additional children back to school. We deliberated about how best to adapt the home learning and have decided to try using and adapting resources created by Robin Hood Multi Academy Trust in conjunction with some tailored lessons to the Topics your child would have covered during this term.

 

We understand that the Home Learning needs to work for you and your child, and therefore we have put some alternative suggestions below, should you rather explore those. We are now displaying the home learning for the week rather than each day, as feedback suggested parents would prefer this so they could rearrange the week’s tasks to fit them and their child. Please, only do what you can of the suggestions below – do what works best for you and your child.

 

With thanks to Robin Hood Multi Academy Trust for their Learning Projects on which most of the weekly Reading, Spelling, Writing and Maths tasks are based.

Year 6 transition

Please find below a lovely booklet that Mrs Filisetti has recommended for you to complete at home. It has lots of great activities to complete with your family to help you with the transition to secondary school. 

Reading Tasks

Spelling Tasks

Monday

Using the BBC website, complete activity 1 about 'The Extraordinary Life of Katherine Johnson.' 

Tuesday

Using the BBC website, complete activity 2 about 'The Extraordinary Life of Katherine Johnson.' 

Wednesday

Using the BBC website, complete activity 3 about 'The Extraordinary Life of Katherine Johnson.' 

Thursday

Read the '60 seconds read' about rationing below and answer the questions.

Friday

Read the '60 seconds read' about the role of women in WWII and answer the questions. 

Monday

Make a list of as many adverbials that you can think of. Which ones would be suitable for a story? What genre would your story be? Scary, mystery, romance etc.

 

Wednesday

Play 'Word Frog' by matching synonyms, antonyms and homophones.

 

Friday

Play this 'Coconut vowels' game to see how quickly you can identify missing vowels to create the correct words.

 

 

Writing Tasks

Maths Tasks

Monday

Write a persuasive letter to Mrs Coxell about the importance of recycling at school. Research the impact of recycling using books or the internet to find facts and statistics to support your argument. 

Tuesday

Write a biography about David Attenborough. Remember to include information about his life, how he has helped the environment and the positive impact he has had on global changes. 

Wednesday

Using the BBC Bitesize website follow the links below for your year group.

Year 5- Shakespeare and Twelfth Night.

Year 6- Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

Thursday

Using the BBC Bitesize website follow the links below for your year group.

Year 5- Macbeth.

Year 6- Macbeth.

Friday

Seaworld should close.  Seaworld is a theme and marine park based in Orlando, America. It is home to giant turtles, orcas and bottlenose dolphins as well as many others. Do you agree/ disagree with the statement: seaworld should close? Think about reasons why it should remain open and reasons why it should close. Write a balanced argument giving strong and justified reasons for both sides. 

E.g. Seaworld should close because it is not fair for those animals to be kept in small areas and to not be in their natural environment. 

Seaworld should not close because some of the animals are endangered and are at risk of being hunted and killed if they were in the wild. 

Monday

Daily arithmetic for different areas of maths. Work on levels 4, 5 and 6 activities and try to choose something that you find tricky to work on. 

Tuesday

Drawing 2D shapes. First make a sketch of the shapes described below and then use the given measurements to draw the shape as accurately as possible using a ruler and protractor. 

Shape 1- Square with side lengths of 4cm.

Shape 2- Parallelogram with opposite sides of 3cm and 6cm and with opposite angles of 40º and 140º.

Shape 3- Rectangle with opposite sides of 5cm and 2cm.

Shape 4- Regular pentagon with sides of 60mm and angles of 108º.

Wednesday

Using the BBC Bitesize website follow the links below for your year group.

Year 5- Regular and irregular polygons.

Year 6- Perimeter and area of rectilinear shapes.

Thursday

Using the BBC Bitesize website follow the links below for your year group.

Year 5- Challenges for Year 5.

Year 6- Calculate the area of triangles. 

Friday

Get your child to show you everything they know about shape on a piece of paper. This could be pictures, diagrams, explanations etc. Are there some shapes that you can't remember? Could you do some research to brush up on shapes that you struggle to remember the properties of?

Wider Curriculum Tasks  

30 Days Wild task

Art/ DT- During our World War II topic we considered how people had to 'Make do and Mend.' I would like you to have a go at upcycling an object that you don't really use anymore. This could be an old item of clothing, accessory or household item. Upcycle it to make a new item that you could use. Evaluate your project and consider any areas you could improve if you were to make it again. 

Endangered Species- The tiger, Amur leopard, orangutan, sea turtle and the Sumatran elephant are some of the most endangered animals on the planet. Choose an animal from one region and describe how it has evolved to suit its habitat. Think about how your animal may need to adapt due to the current environment and human threats it faces. Create an information leaflet about the threat the animal faces and what humans can do to minimise these threats.

Water safety- Spot the dangers in the different scenarios below: at the beach, at the river and at the harbour. Make sure you read the attached document that is a leaflet about water safety. It is also summarised in the poster below. Read the key points document below. What are the key messages about water safety that you need to remember? 

 

As we only did one activity a week for 30 Days Wild in June, we will continue with our 30 Days Wild activity this week and next.

 

This week’s activity is:

To make a Seed Bomb – look at the attached activity sheet below.

 

If you want to do more, go to this Twitter account for ideas of other activities.

 

WATER SAFETY

Now that the weather is getting warmer it is important to remember how to keep safe around water. There will be less lifeguards at the beaches this summer so please read all of the information provided here about keeping yourself safe near water. 

 

 

 

 

 

Alternative options:

 

 

  • Classroom Secrets are producing English and Maths themed Home Learning Packs, attached as a document below should you wish to use it.
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