Year 6 Week 2 30/3/20

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Friday 3rd April – Day 10

MATHS

Task 1: Look back at yesterday’s learning and reflect on how you did using the mark scheme that has been uploaded to Showbie. If you made any mistakes, can you work out where your error might have been?

Task 2: This week’s investigation focuses on prime numbers.

Remember a prime number is a whole number, that is greater than 1, which only has two factors – 1 and the number itself. in other words, it can only be divided by 1 and itself. For example, 3 is a prime number because it only has 2 factors- 1 and 3. On the other hand, 9 is not a prime number because it has more than 2 factors- 1,3 and 9.

Top Tip: Once you have read the information on the sheet, why don’t you start off by listing as many prime numbers as you know?

Also, make sure to look at the example triangles on the sheet as they will be super helpful!

Aim: To investigate the relationships between prime numbers and even numbers.

ENGLISH

Task 1: Look back at yesterday’s GPS learning and reflect on how you did using the mark scheme that has been uploaded to showbie.

Task 2: You have been assigned a fiction text called Sabryna and the River Spirit. There are 13 questions to answer. Remember to think back to your reading strategies for unknown words and looking for answers in the text.

Here are some helpful strategies:

  • Thinking about whether the information is in the beginning, middle or end of the text, before skimming and scanning
  • Reading around the word
  • Replacing the word with another word
  • Looking for context clues such as helping words or examples given
  • Thinking about your own experience

CREATIVE CURRICULUM

Science/DT focus: To end the week, we’re asking that you create a sculpture using shiny things that can be found around your house. Some of you may have participated in the ‘Fourth Plinth’ competition in the school so you will know that before you create a sculpture, you should think about what you want it to represent, what resources you will use and how you are going to design it.

For those of you that do not have all the resources you want or need, you can draw your design on paper. Just make sure to label what each part is made out of. Be sure to add a comment to Showbie, describing what you used and what you have created!

Thursday 2nd April – Day 9

MATHS

Task 1: Look back at yesterday’s learning and reflect on how you did using the mark scheme that has been uploaded to Showbie. If you made any mistakes, can you work out where your error might have been?

Task 2: You have been assigned some problems that focus on fractions and decimals; angles; multiplication; and measurement. Make sure you read the questions carefully. As always, use paper for any working out or jottings and then complete the sheet on showbie using the annotating tools.

Aim: To use problem solving strategies to solve problems.

Examples of problem solving strategies:

  • Make an organised table
  • Look for a pattern
  • Draw a picture or diagram
  • Reason logically
  • Trial and improvement (make a guess and test it with examples).

First read the problem and ask yourself

  • What do I think? What do I need to find out?
  • What do I know? What do I notice?
  • What maths have I got to help me (in my toolkit)?

ENGLISH

Task 1: Look back at yesterday’s Reading learning and reflect on how you did using the mark scheme that has been uploaded to showbie. If you got an answer wrong, can you reflect on why this might have happened? For example, could you have used a different reading strategy? Was there a clue in the text you might have missed?

Task 2: You have six short GPS tasks to complete. Use the annotating tool to type your answers directly onto the sheet

CREATIVE CURRICULUM

PE focus: Keeping our bodies moving and exercise is important. We need you to draw on your knowledge of creating and participating in circuits during PE classes to create your own workout routine at home. There are many exercises that you can do that do not require having a piece of equipment so make sure to use the resource to help generate some ideas.

Don’t forget to include a warm up to get your muscles ready and increase your blood circulation around and a cool down to allow your breathing and heart rate to return to normal.

Wednesday 1st April – Day 8

READING

Task 1:You have been assigned a poem called Leisure. There are 9 questions to answer. Use the annotating tool to type your answers directly onto the sheet.

Remember to think back to your reading strategies for unknown words and looking for answers in the text. In poetry, also think about how figurative language (e.g. personification, similes and metaphors) may be used.

Here are some helpful strategies:

  • Reading around the word
  • Replacing the word with another word
  • Looking for context clues such as helping words or examples given
  • Thinking about your own experience

MATHS

Arithmetic
Task 1: Look back at yesterday’s learning and reflect on how you did using the mark scheme that has been uploaded to showbie. If you made any mistakes, can you work out where your error might have been?

Task 2: You have been assigned work on negative numbers and Roman numerals. You can use paper for any jottings, but be sure to use the annotating tool to type your answers directly onto the sheet.

Aims:

  • To be able to solve calculations involving negative numbers.
  • To be able to recognise and express numbers as roman numerals.

CREATIVE CURRICULUM

Art focus: Following on from our learning about gothic architecture, you have been asked to create a stained-glass window inspired by ones seen within gothic architecture onto paper.

To start with, give yourself one minute to see if you can remember the key features found in Gothic architecture. You can then check your answers in the task PDF for today. How many did you get right?

Think about your choice of colours (you can label your design if you do not have colouring pencils/pens), patterns and what shapes you will use to create your art piece. Leave a comment in showbie, describing what your creation looks like! Or, if you are able to, you could upload a photo of it.

Tuesday 31st March – Day 7

ENGLISH

Reading: Look back at yesterday’s learning and reflect on how you did using the mark scheme below. If you got an answer wrong, can you reflect on why this might have happened? For example, could you have used a different reading strategy? Was there a clue in the text you might have missed?

Writing: In your resources for today, you have been sent an image and two writing tasks. Please complete both tasks by writing directly into Showbie or writing in your exercise book (leave a note on here if you choose to do it in the book).

Task 1 – You have been given the start of a story and a main question setting the expectations of the writing task. In this story, you need to tell us how the main character – Laurence – will make it out of his situation alive. To help you focus your thoughts, under the ‘Question time!’ heading you will find questions that guide and direct your creative writing.

Task 2 – You have also been given some boring sentences that need something to make them more interesting. Today’s writing asks you to begin them with fronted adverbials (e.g. In the early hours of the morning…Hastily…Nearby).

Success Criteria: In a piece of writing like this we would expect to use the following:

  • A range of sentence structures
  • Descriptive language e.g. expanded noun phrases, similes, personification
  • Using devices to show cohesion in and across your paragraphs e.g. reference chains, adverbials of time, conjunctions

MATHS

Task 1: Look back at yesterday’s learning and reflect on how you did, using the mark scheme below. If you made any mistakes, can you work out where your error might have been?

Task 2: You have been assigned some problems that focus on place value, fractions and percentages. Make sure you read the questions carefully. You can use paper for any working out or jottings before using the annotating tools on showbie to complete your learning.

Aim: To use problem solving strategies to read and solve mathematical problems.

CREATIVE CURRICULUM

History focus: Following on from our learning about the witch trials, we would like you to create two pictures in order to create a spot the difference activity. One picture needs to show what a trial might look like in medieval time and another needs to show what a modern-day trial might look like. Think carefully about who might be there and where it might be set. Use the pictures below as an example. Create your drawings on paper and then send a comment on showbie explaining what is happening and who is in each picture.

Monday 30th March – Day 6

MATHS

Task 1: Look back at yesterday’s learning and reflect on how you did using the mark scheme that has been uploaded to showbie. If you made any mistakes, can you work out where your error might have been?

Task 2: You have been assigned work on whole numbers and place value. You will need to think about each digits value when partitioning, comparing, ordering or adding numbers. Use the annotating tools in showbie to the learning directly onto the sheet.

Aim: To use your understanding of place value to compare, order, partition and write out numbers.

READING

Task 1: Look back at Fridays’s learning and reflect on how you did using the mark scheme that has been uploaded to showbie. If you got an answer wrong, can you reflect on why this might have happened? For example, could you have used a different reading strategy? Was there a clue in the text you might have missed?

Task 2: You have been assigned a non-fiction text called Running. Some of you may recognise part of this text, as we have read extracts from it previously in reading sessions. There are 14 questions to answer and you should use the annotating tool to type your answers directly onto the sheet. Remember to think back to your reading strategies for unknown words and looking for answers in the text.

Here are some helpful strategies:

  • Reading around the word
  • Replacing the word with another word
  • Looking for context clues such as helping words or examples given
  • Thinking about your own experience

CREATIVE CURRICULUM

Science/Drama focus: Write a song or poem about light. Below are some keywords that you may find helpful:

light source, emit, reflect, opaque, translucent, transparent, shiny, absorb, dark, shadow

You can write your first draft on paper if you’d like, but be sure to type it into showbie once you’re done, so I can enjoy it too! If it’s a song, you could even send a voice recording of it!

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