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REMOTE LEARNING WEEK BEGINNING 18th JANUARY 2021

Hi you lovely lot!

So it's now week 3 of remote-learning. Well done for all that you have done so far! We know it's not the same learning at home as it is in school but all we ask is that you try your best. That is all you can do and is all that we would ever expect of you!

 As from today, you DO NOT need to use Purple Mash! Instead, we have our very new and exciting platform - Class Dojo. Your parent(s) should have received an email with instructions on how to register you on this website. If they haven't yet done this, nag them to do so! Then, you will be able to upload work that you are proud of so we can see it and you can send us messages if you need help with your learning. We have NEVER used it before so please be patient if something isn't working. Just like you, we are learning too!

 On the 'Class Story' page on Class Dojo, you will find a link to Zoom (Ooooh! Exciting!) If you click on this link and put in the correct meeting details, you will be able to see a member of Year 6 staff on your screen at 9:30am every day! (Only for about 10 minutes though!) Then, if you log in to Zoom again at 2:30pm each day, you will see another member of staff who is going to be reading you a story for about 10 minutes. Which members of staff will you see today? You will have to log-in to find out!

 We have noticed that although all of you are now logging in to TT Rock Stars, some of you are not on there for long! Remember, we would ideally like you to be accessing this EVERY DAY FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES. Miss Smy's Maths Group, should also be accessing Numbots EVERY DAY too! Some of you have not yet logged into this at all. Other people are on level 165 already!!!!

 Make sure you keep up your exercise regime. It is good for the body and good for the soul! Perhaps go for a walk, run around the garden (if you have one) to complete your Daily Mile or practise those throwing, catching and kicking skills. How about a bit of yoga? If you go to youtube, you will find lots of yoga videos for children which will help you to relax and unwind. Don't forget, Joe Wicks is live every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning too! Take breaks between each task to give your brain a rest.

 If you will be coming into school on any days as part of the Keyworker Group, please follow the timetable in order as we will be completing the work in school too. 

We are all still missing you!

Stay safe and hope to see you soon.

The Year 6 Team X

 

P.S We expect the same high standard of effort with your remote learning as we would in school. This means you need to produce every piece to the best possible standard that you can, including your best handwriting and presentation. 

 

These websites may be needed: 

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/earls-co6

espresso

 www.bbc.co.uk 

 www.ttrockstars.com

   

Monday 18th January 

GUIDED READING

 

 

Read the text 'Rooftoppers' using your fluency skills. Remember to take notice of the punctuation, read at a steady pace and think about how particular characters would speak. You will remember this text as it was our Autumn term class novel. 

 

You DO NOT have to print the text off - you can read it on the screen. The link will take you to a website. YOU NEED TO READ UP TO CHAPTER 1 WHERE IT SAYS, 'but it showed potential'.

 

 ROOFTOPPERS TEXT

 

Find these words in the text, read them within their sentence, have a guess at what they might mean, then find the meaning of scholar, aristocratic, duet, musical score and acquaintance in a dictionary or ask an adult, if you can. Make a note of any other unknown vocabulary; find out its meaning.

Remember to record your work with the date, title (title of the book) and numbered answers.

Write the meanings of these words in your Home Book.

 

Then answer these questions in your Home Book:

 

  1. Who was in the cello case?
  2. Where was the cello case?
  3. Who found the cello case?
  4. How did they know the baby was 1 year old?
  5. Who came to see the baby?

 

Click here to mark your learning: ROOFTOPPERS ANSWERS 

ENGLISH

 

 

 

 

We are so pleased to hear just how many of you enjoyed your English lessons with a real teacher last week - you'll be pleased to hear that these continue this week! You will need to log on to Jane Considine again this week to continue your narrative writing on ‘The Secret of Black Rock’. 

Remember that if you prefer to work at a faster pace or do your English at a different time of day, you can access the lesson later in the day on youtube rather than do it live. We all learn differently so make it work for you! 

 

You will need to log on to her channel on youtube every day and follow her instructions. The lessons will continue to be live streamed every day, beginning at 9:45am and finishing at 10:45am. Go to youtube, type in Jane Considine live lessons The Secret of Black Rock’ and it should work.

AW MATHS

 

This week we are progressing the knowledge we gained from last week and continuing with AREA. Here are your tasks:

 

Korma/ Balti - Area of a triangle

 

Answers.pdf

 

 

Vindaloo - Area including decimals pdf

SY MATHS

 

Spend 15 minutes on TT Rock Stars AND 15 minutes on Numbots. (Remember, we can check how long you have been on for and when you last logged in!) We have noticed that some of you haven’t yet logged on to TT Rockstars and/or Numbots. Let’s try really hard to get into this habit this week. Well done to those of you who are doing amazingly well every single day – we can see your names and are very impressed!

 

We are going to continue learning about fractions this week, using the same website as last week – The Oak Academy. Remember, please be patient – sometimes the videos may take a little while to load!

 

Don’t forget, those of you who were working with Mrs Underhill lots towards the end of the Autumn term should be looking at the Vindaloo tasks or Balti tasks. Those of you who were working with me lots towards the end of the Autumn term should be looking at the Korma or Balti tasks.

The lessons follow a sequence as the videos follow on from each other. This means these videos follow on from the videos you watched last week. Therefore, if you followed Korma last week, it will be best for you to continue following Korma again. If you followed Balti last week, follow Balti again and if you followed Vindaloo, follow Vindaloo again.

 

Just try your best! Remember, ‘KEEP CALM AND LOVE MATHS!’ Don’t forget you are learning; making mistakes is ok!!!!

 

KORMA: Click below to continue your fractions learning. Today’s task is about recognising and reasoning about unit fractions in different ways. There is no worksheet to complete; follow the instructions in the video. Remember you can pause it and rewind it as often as you need to.

Recognise and reason about unit fractions video

 

BALTI: Click here to learn about ordering fractions: Ordering Fractions video

 

Click here for the worksheet for the independent task:  BALTI WORKSHEET

 

You may want to print this sheet off today. Don’t worry if you can’t! Just write down the fractions in the order you would put them or point to the screen and tell an adult where you would put them. 

 

VINDALOO: Click here to learn about comparing fractions greater than one:

Comparing fractions greater than one video

 

Click here for the worksheet for the independent task:  VINDALOO WORKSHEET

 

Remember, you are learning; making mistakes is ok!!! Have a go at as many questions as you can. Don’t worry if you don’t do all of them – just try a few

PE

 

We appreciate how difficult it is to complete P.E. lessons at home. You had all worked so hard completing the daily mile at school. Try and keep this up!

Please click on the button below to access the Challenge sheet. These can be completed with little space.

 

 PE CHALLENGE 

ART

 

This afternoon you are going to research some background information that will help you with your artwork when we get back to school. This unit has a SCULPTURE focus.

Record the answers to these in your Home Book:

 

What is sculpture?

Find out the names of 3 famous sculptors and what kind of things they sculpt.

Choose 1 of these sculptors to research further:

What does he/she design?

Where/when were they born?

Where did they study?

What are they famous for?

Once you have answered these, please find out any further information you can about your chosen sculptor and record your information in your Home Book. You will need this information for future lessons so record it carefully and clearly. Maybe you could record the information as a mind map like your History work.

 

Tuesday 19th January 
GUIDED READING

Re-read the text you looked at yesterday. Read it aloud to practise your fluency. This could be to an adult, your dog, cat, hamster, rabbit, teddy bear or a friend over facetime.

 

  ROOFTOPPERS TEXT

 

Remember, these longer answer questions are trickier than the Quick Start questions, especially when working from a screen so just complete the questions you can answer. You should not be spending more than 40 minutes on this task. Date, title (the book title) and number your work when recording.

Answer the following questions in your Home Book:

 

  1. ...he determined, as he held her in his large hands - at arm’s length, as he would a leaky flowerpot - that he would keep her.  

Do you think the description of the scholar holding the baby is effective? Why?

  1. I do, I’m afraid, understand books far more readily than I understand people. Books are so easy to get along with.

What impression do you get of Charles if this is how he feels?

  1. He spoke English to people and French to cats, and Latin to the birds. He had once nearly killed himself trying to read and ride a horse at the same time.

What perception does the author want us to receive of Charles at this point?

  1. A man can’t do this kind of thing alone.

Miss Eliot does not believe Charles can look after Sophie because he is a man.  What would you tell Miss Eliot to convince her that she is wrong? Think about what you have already learned about Charles.

 

Check your answers here:   ROOFTOPPERS ANSWERS

ENGLISH

Log in to Jane Considine on youtube for English lesson 7. Remember the unit is called ‘The Secret of Black Rock.’

AW MATHS

Spend 15 minutes on TT Rock Stars. (Remember, we are checking your progress on this!)

 

We are moving on further with AREA by looking at Parallelograms.

First go to AREA OF PARALLELOGRAMS

And complete the practical task (ignore that it reads KS3).

 

Korma/Balti – Area of Parallelograms   KORMA/BALTI TASK

 

Vindaloo- Area of Parallelograms   VINDALOO TASK 

 

Now check your answers here: ANSWER SHEET

SY MATHS

Spend 15 minutes on TT Rock Stars AND 15 minutes on Numbots. (Remember, we can check how long you have been on for and when you last logged in!) 

 

Choose your task! Either Korma, Balti or Vindaloo. Don’t forget, you are learning; making mistakes is ok!!!!

 

KORMA: Click here to learn about understanding that equal parts can look different (area). Again, there is no worksheet; follow the instructions on the video.

EQUAL PARTS CAN LOOK DIFFERENT - AREA

 

BALTI: Click below to learn about converting between numbers as fractions and as decimals. We have learned about fractions and decimals in the Autumn Term so today may be more of a revision for you.

CONVERTING FRACTIONS/DECIMALS

 

Click here for the worksheet for the independent task: BALTI WORKSHEET  

 

VINDALOO: Click here to learn about decimal and fraction equivalence

 DECIMAL/FRACTION EQUIVALENCE VIDEO 

We have covered some of this in class, so it may be revision for you.

 

Click here for the worksheet for the independent task: VINDALOO WORKSHEET  

 

Have a go at as many questions as you can. Don’t worry if you don’t do all of them – just try a few.

HISTORY

The history work for this week will continue to look at the Maya civilization.

The Maya civilization began as early as 2000 BC and continued to have a strong presence in Mesoamerica for over 3000 years until the Spanish arrived in 1519 AD. The Maya were organized into powerful city-states. Over the course of Maya history, different city-states came into power such as El Mirador, Tikal, Uxmal, Caracol, and Chichen Itza.

 

Use the sheets provided and your own research to complete your choice of task below.

Use this timeline powerpoint to assist you with the task:

 

  TIMELINE PPT

 

 TIMELINE CARDS FOR SORTING

 

Korma - Make a timeline with pictures & dates given.

Balti - Create timeline with Maya cards given above. Does anything surprise you when you compare the two timelines?

Vindaloo - To use information given to create own timeline, comparing key events/eras in Maya history with key events/eras in British history. Use the blank timeline boxes below: 

 

  BLANK TIMELINE

 

Wednesday 20th January 
GUIDED READING

Today we are going to be looking at an extract from another Katherine Rundell novel called ‘The Good Thieves’. Read the text using your fluency skills. Remember to take notice of the punctuation, read at a steady pace and think about how particular characters would speak.  

 

You DO NOT have to print the text off – you can read it on the screen. The link will take you to a website. YOU NEED TO READ THE WHOLE OF CHAPTER 1.

THE GOOD THIEVES TEXT

Find the words: crested, protruded, façade, rapscallion and gaunt in the text. Read them within the sentence they are in, guess their meaning, then find out their meaning by either asking an adult or finding the word in a dictionary. If you don’t have a dictionary book, you can always google the word and it will tell you the meaning. Alexa might even be able to help! Make a note of any other unknown vocabulary and find out its meaning.

Write the meanings of these words in your Home Book.

 

Next, answer these questions in your Home Book:

 

  1. Where was Vita?
  2. What was the city she saw at a distance?
  3. What did she throw at the seagull?
  4. Where were Vita and her mother going?
  5. In what state did they find Grandpa?

Click here to mark your learning:  THE GOOD THIEVES ANSWERS 

ENGLISH

Log in to Jane Considine on youtube for your English lesson 8. Remember the unit is called ‘The Secret of Black Rock.’

AW MATHS

Spend 15 minutes on TT Rock Stars. (Remember, we can check how long you have been on for and when you last logged in!) 

Today we will be continuing where we left off from last week with our fractions work. By now you can find equivalent fractions, change mixed number to improper fractions and order fractions along a line. Today you will learn how to compare and order (denominators).

 

First click on the link to watch the learning video: COMPARE AND ORDER FRACTIONS VIDEO

Now click here to access the worksheet: COMPARE AND ORDER FRACTIONS WORKSHEET

 

Instead of setting Balti, Korma and Vindaloo tasks, I would like you to complete as much of the worksheet as you can – don’t panic if you cannot complete it all! Please make sure you set your work out as you would at school with the date and the title. Number each question you complete so your answers are easy to find.

 

When you have completed as much of the worksheet as you can, click on the answers and self-mark to see how well you have done:  COMPARE AND ORDER FRACTIONS ANSWERS

 

SY MATHS

Spend 15 minutes on TT Rock Stars AND 15 minutes on Numbots. (Remember, we can check how long you have been on for and when you last logged in!) 

 

Choose your task! Either Korma, Balti or Vindaloo. Don’t forget, you are learning; making mistakes is ok!!!!

 

KORMA: Click here to learn about how equal parts can look different (volume and area). Yep, you’ve guessed it! There is no worksheet; just follow the video again!

 

VOLUME AND AREA VIDEO

 

BALTI: Click here to revise your understanding of thousandths:

THOUSANDTHS LESSON

Click here for the worksheet for the independent task: BALTI WORKSHEET 

 

VINDALOO: Click here to learn about decimal equivalents of fractions:

 DECIMAL EQUIVALENTS OF FRACTIONS LESSON

 

Click here for the worksheet for the independent task: VINDALOO WORKSHEET

Questions 2 and 3 are trickier but have a go! Remember, you are learning; making mistakes is ok!!!

COMPUTING

In school this term, Mrs Forster would have been teaching you all about Internet safety which is an important topic to keep revisiting. Therefore, we would like you to follow the two videos below from The Oak Academy. Mrs Forster says they are excellent; they contain lots of important information that you need to know.

 

Click here to learn about searching the web: SEARCHING THE WEB

(This video is only 11 minutes long).

 

Click here to access the worksheet: SEARCHING THE WEB WORKSHEET

 

You DO NOT need to download and print it! You can use it to follow and record your answers in your Home Book.

 

Click here to learn about selecting search results: SELECTING SEARCH RESULTS

(This video is only 13 minutes long).

 

 

Thursday 21st January
GUIDED READING

Re-read the text you looked at yesterday. Read it aloud to practise your fluency. This could be to an adult, your dog, cat, hamster, rabbit, teddy bear or facetime friend/family.

 

THE GOOD THIEVES TEXT

 

Then, answer the following questions in your Home Book:

 

  1. Why do you think Grandpa calls Vita ‘Rapscallion’? Can you find clues from the text to agree with him?
  2. Read the opening of Chapter 1 up to ‘But it is not always sensible to be sensible’. What is the impact of this opening on the reader?
  3. Vita’s stomach clenched as she saw tears rise up in her grandfather’s eyes. 

 What emotions would Vita be experiencing?

 

  1. What do the first Chapters of ‘Rooftoppers’ and ‘The Good Thieves’ both have in common?

 

Now click here to check your answers: THE GOOD THIEVES ANSWERS  

ENGLISH

Log in to Jane Considine on youtube for English lesson 9. Remember the unit is called ‘The Secret of Black Rock.’

AW MATHS

Spend 15 minutes on TT Rock Stars. (Remember, we can check how long you have been on for and when you last logged in!)

 

Today we will be continuing with yesterday’s fractions work. Today you will learn how to compare and order (numerators).

 

First, click on the link to take you to your video learning: COMPARE AND ORDER FRACTIONS VIDEO

 

Next, click on the link to access the worksheet and complete as much of it as you can. Sometimes it helps to go back and watch a particular bit of the video if you have not understood it first time:  COMPARE AND ORDER FRACTIONS WORKSHEET

 

Finally, click on the link to access the answer sheet:  COMPARE AND ORDER ANSWERS

 

Self-mark your answers and evaluate how well you have done. Would you give yourself a Red, Yellow or Green evaluation?

SY MATHS

Spend 15 minutes on TT Rock Stars AND 15 minutes on Numbots. (Remember, we can check how long you have been on for and when you last logged in!) 

 

Choose your task! Either Korma, Balti or Vindaloo. Don’t forget, you are learning; making mistakes is ok!!!!

 

KORMA: Click below to learn about comparing unit fractions using a fraction wall. Follow the video and pause or rewind it if you need to. Don’t worry if you do not have any squared paper. Ask an adult to help you cut some equal strips of paper instead. You will then probably need a ruler to help you make sure your fraction parts are equal in size. Or if this is too tricky, just use: 

 COMPARE UNIT FRACTIONS

 

BALTI: Click here to learn how to compare fractions and decimals with each other:

COMPARING FRACTIONS AND DECIMALS

 

Click here for the worksheet for the independent task: BALTI WORKSHEET

 

VINDALOO: Click here to learn about adding fractions:

 ADDING FRACTIONS LESSON

 

Click here for the worksheet for the independent task: VINDALOO WORKSHEET 

Just try Question 1, 2 and 3.

SCIENCE

Today, we are going to continue to learn about how our understanding and use of electricity has developed so technically we are learning Science and History at the same time! (How clever are we?!) Some of this lesson may go over some of the things you learnt in the first week of remote learning.

 

This is an online lesson through the Oak Academy. Click on the link below to access the lesson. You will have a video to watch and some tasks to complete. The teacher will tell you when you need to pause the video.

UNDERSTANDING AND USING ELECTRICITY

 

Here are copies of the worksheets. However, you DO NOT need to print them off! We have included them so that you can use them to help you:  

SCIENCE WORKSHEETS

 

We would love to see your finished fact file! You can complete your fact file by hand or on the computer – may be use Word or Publisher?

 

 

Friday 22nd January
GUIDED READING

Today, we would like you to complete some sustained reading. This means we would like you to read your own reading book to yourself for 30 minutes.

 

If you would prefer, you can take part in Joe Wicks' PE session this morning and complete your reading this afternoon.

ENGLISH

Log in to Jane Considine on youtube for your final English lesson of this unit. Remember the unit is called ‘The Secret of Black Rock.’ We won’t be seeing Jane Considine next week but we hope to see her again soon!

AW MATHS

Spend 15 minutes on TT Rock Stars. (Remember, we can check how long you have been on for and when you last logged in!) 

 

Today we would like you to complete any pages in your CGP book that involve comparing and ordering fractions. When complete, please use the answers at the back of the book to check your success. If you have made errors, remember that you can use the correct answer to try and work out where you went wrong and the method you should have used to solve the question. 

 

We would also like you to play a game to keep your understanding of multiples and factors fresh. Spend 5 mins playing on multiples and then 5 mins playing on factors. Click on the button: MULTIPLES/FACTORS GAME 

SY MATHS

IT’S FLUENCY FRIDAY!

 

Spend 15 minutes on TT Rock Stars AND 15 minutes on Numbots. (Remember, we can check how long you have been on for and when you last logged in!) 

 

We are going to use the same website we used last Friday to play some games.

Today, we would like you to spend 15 minutes practising your doubling skills and 15 minutes practising your halving skills. If you want to spend longer than 15 minutes on each area, that is up to you!

 

Click the link below which will take you to the website. Then, click ‘doubles.’ From here, you can choose which game or games you would like to play for your 15 minutes. Remember to challenge yourself!

DOUBLES GAME

 

When you have finished your time on ‘doubles’, click on ‘halves.’ Again, from here you can choose which game or games you would like to play for your 15 minutes. Remember to challenge yourself!

FRENCH

Here is the clothing sheet you used last week:

 FRENCH CLOTHES

We are going to start by practising the pronunciation of each word. Using Google Translate, type each French word into it and click the speaker button. You will hear how it should be pronounced. See if you can copy. Repeat this as many times as you need to.

 

Now, play this Clothing Connect Four game with a sibling or an adult. You can either print the sheet off or play the game on the screen.

 CLOTHING CONNECT FOUR

Remember to think carefully about your pronunciation! (The answers are at the bottom if you or your adult need help to remember the French words).

MUSIC

For your music lesson, we would like you to click on the link below. It will take you to a website where you will then need to click on LESSON 1 – UNDERSTANDING PULSE AND RHYTHM.

Each week we will move onto the next lesson so although Week 1 lesson is all about the pulse beat, which you are already familiar with, you need to complete this lesson to be prepared for Lesson 2 next week. Enjoy!

LESSON 1 PULSE AND METRE

 

 

 

  

Latest Notices

 

We are very excited to announce the launch of our mobile app! The app works alongside our new website to help keep you all updated on important news, events, photos and information about the school. You can find moreon the 'Mobile App' page of the website.