Year 6 – 6W – archived 2020
Welcome to Year 6!
Welcome to our Year 6 page. Here you will find important information about our Class routines, curriculum and general information. We will also keep you updated about the amazing activities we have been getting up to at school. Please scroll down to keep up to date with our class blog.
The government have released a list of home learning websites arranged by subject for parents and children to access at home. For Year 6, access the resources linked to Key Stage 2.
Weekly EGPS sessions
Monday: ‘was’ or ‘were’?
Watch this clip about was/were. Past Simple Tense be – was / were: Fun & Interactive English Grammar ESL Video – YouTube
- The test wasn’t difficult. It was easy. Singular
- Dinosaurs _________ very big. _________
- Sally ________ not at school yesterday. _________
- David and I ___________ playing football yesterday afternoon. _________
- The girls _________ talking so much last Wednesday. _________
- When I ______ younger, I played with teddies. _________
- We ______ on holiday last week. _________
- ______ the movie good? _________
- Sarah _____ sad because she lost her bag. _________
- Yesterday it ______ so hot! _________
- The movie ________ not very funny.. _________
- _____ your teacher sick yesterday? _________
- I _______ having fun at the park last Sunday. _________
- Why ________ your brother sad yesterday? _________
- He __________ eating candy in class 5 minutes ago. _________
- The house _______ very dirty, so we cleaned it last week. _________
- Children ________ very happy to meet Santa. _________
- ________ your friends happy when you gave them a gift? _________
Watch this clip to recap commands. How to write command sentences – BBC Bitesize
Decide whether each sentence is a statement or a command.
|After you’ve finished your dinner, practise your spellings.|
|Before you watch television, finish your homework.|
|The pencils should be put away in the drawer.|
|Tidy your room before going to the park.|
|When you have finished, you will need to put your book away.|
|I would like you to stop swinging on that chair.|
|You must finish the last paragraph before break.|
|Write the date, then underline it with a ruler.|
|Your coat and PE kit should be hanging from your peg.|
|It is very hot in here, open the windows.|
|Save your work, then shut down the computer.|
|It’s cold outside, I want you all to put coats on.|
Rewrite these sentences so that they are commands. You may need to change some of the punctuation or word order.
- Can you please clear everything from the tables?
- Tomorrow is Wednesday so please bring your homework in.
- Would you like to start your work on a clean page?
- Could you stop shouting out?
- At the weekend, you should tidy your room.
Wednesday: Identifying Adverbs
Watch this clip to recap adverbs. Parts of Speech for Kids: What is an Adverb? – Bing video
Often, it is assumed that adverbs end in -ly. Find the adverbs in the sentences below – they won’t always end in the -ly suffix.
Find the verb – then look for the word that describes it.
- I gently stroked the petrified rabbit.
- Don’t worry Jennifer, I will arrive soon!
- Jim carefully balanced the egg on the spoon during Sports Day.
- When the school bell rang, all of the children stood still.
- Worriedly, the nervous boy entered the headteacher’s room.
- Joe worked hard on his homework last night.
- I never wear white trainers when it’s raining.
- I often win board games when I play with my family.
- I like Galaxy chocolate and Jack likes it too.
- I enjoy walks regardless of the weather.
Thursday: Relative Pronouns
Look at this video to recap relative clauses.KS2 Year 5 and 6 Relative Clause help || Home Learning – Bing video
Underline the relative PRONOUNS in the sentences below.
1. The car that my grandfather gave me for my birthday is bright green.
2. Where did you get the shoes that you wore with your red dress?
3. Cheetahs, which are the fastest land animals, are found mostly in Africa.
4. I want to find a job that challenges me.
5. Robert Frost, who was a poet, wrote that famous poem “The Road Not Taken.”
6. The doctor, who saved the little girl’s life, is standing by the door.
7. The kite, which is my favorite toy, was in the car.
8. Jake, whose backpack is orange, got to class just before the bell rang.
9. My cousins, from whom I learned a lot, are returning to France next week.
10. We always like people who speak truth.
11. She has gone to Zurich, which is her birthplace.
Monday – Read the text and complete the grammar activity.
Match the synonyms to each verb.
Tuesday: Answer these VIPERS questions.
Lesson 1 maths:
Lesson 2 maths:
Lesson 3 maths:
Represent these word problems using Bidmas and then solve them.
Q1. Emma buys these three jars of jam.
What is the total cost of the three jars?
Q2. Some children do a sponsored walk.
Jason is sponsored for £3.45 for each lap.
He does 23 laps.
Jason must subtract £5.50 from his total to pay for an envelope and stamp to post his sponsorship money.
How much money does he raise?
Q3. Roger picked 85 plums from his aunt’s plum tree.
He gave 25 plums to his aunt, and shared the rest between himself and his sister.
How many plums did Roger keep?
Q4. Paul had 50 stickers. He kept 10 stickers for himself and then shared them out between his 4 friends. How many stickers did each of his friends have?
True or False?
Lesson 4 maths:
Lesson 5 maths:
Add brackets to make the calculation correct.
4 + 5 x 3 = 27
100 ÷ 5 + 5 = 10
80 + 10 ÷ 3² = 10
10 – 1 + 5 = 4
4 + 10 x 2 – 1 = 27
Reading: Monday – Read the text and then complete the activity
Tuesday – Answer the Vipers Questions
|Text: Remembrance Day (Non-Fiction)|
|V||Find three words meaning the same as “strong”. What is the meaning of the word conflict in P1? What do you think is meant by “paying the ultimate price”. What is their ultimate price?|
|I||Do you think families struggled after World War One? Explain using evidence from the text. How do you think John McCrae felt, looking at the field of poppies?|
|P||Why do you think its important to remember past conflicts? Do you think that this will occur for a long time in the future? Why?|
|E||Explain what inspired the author to write the poem Flanders Field. Explain how the author makes this text easy to understand.|
|R||When does Remembrance Day take place? Who wrote the poem Flanders Field? Why is Remembrance Day sometimes called ‘Armistice Day’? What happens to the money raised by the Royal British Legion?|
|S||Summarise the main purpose of the Royal British Legion.|
Wednesday: Answer the VIPERS questions
Thursday: Read the text and have a go at the practise skill.
Friday: Using yesterday’s text, answer the questions.
History Lesson One:
Watch the video on this link to learn about the events that lead to the outbreak of WWI then colour in the map, using the information, to show the two alliances.
Watch this short video about what life was like in the trenches and then answer the questions below.
- What kind of issues did the soldiers have to put up with in the trenches?
- What caused the condition of Trench Foot?
- Where were trenches used from?
- What was a trench used for?
- What was the land in between the trenches called?
- What did the soldiers eat?
- Before gas masks were invented, how did the soldiers protect themselves from poison gas
- Write a short diary entry as if you were a soldier living and fighting in a trench.
Y6W – Wednesday
Good morning again – just one more day of home learning still to go.
Sorry about one of the links yesterday, I know there was an issue with it but I know some of you managed to work out how to use it in the end.
Today again, there are five lessons to be completed covering spelling, maths, writing, reading and science.
Once more, feel free to email me with any questions or queries at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be back in school tomorrow and PE will continue as normal (I think we need it after 14 days indoors!) so please come to school in your PE kits as you would normally.
As we missed the MacMillan Coffee Morning due to our self-isolation, I will be bringing in cakes this Friday so we haven’t missed out. If you wish to purchase a cake for a donation to MacMillan, as per the letter received before the last 14 days, you will be able to do so on Friday afternoon.
Thank you all for your hard work over this unusual time.
Session One: Spelling
On Monday’s session, we began to look at some spellings from the Y5/6 spelling list and there will be a test on these on Friday! Today’s activities will focus on those words and test your knowledge of them in a number of ways that I hope will help you learn them.
Task One: Unravel the letters to produce the correct spellings to match the definitions.
EACHVIE – to successfully reach an objective
AARUMET – someone who is not a professional
ABRAGIN – something that is bought for a cheap price
CITENAN – a synonym for ‘old’
CATHATED – when something is joined to something else it is?
SIURBE – a dark patch on the skin caused by an injury
Task Two: Choose the correct spelling to fill the gap in the sentence.
- I can ___________ you in this hotel. (ACOMMODATE ACCOMADATE ACCOMMODATE)
- I really ________ your kind gesture. (APRESHIATE APRECIATE APPRECIATE)
- I think I am _______ this weekend. (AVAILABLE AVAILIBLE AVIALABLE)
- _______ to Jack, school is closed. (ACORDING ACCORDING ACORRDING)
Task Three: Fill in the missing gaps in the word.
- A _ G _ E _ S _ V _ (behaving in a forceful way)
- A _ C _ M _ A _ Y (to go somewhere with someone)
- A _ P _ R _ N _ (when something is clearly seen or understood)
- A _ E _ A _ E (when something is “in the middle”)
Session Two: Maths
L.O. To compare and classify shapes.
Over the last two days, you have been looking at some online teaching videos to do with properties of shapes and properties of triangles. Use the knowledge you have gained to have a go at the activities below.
Circle the pentagons in the box below
Circle the hexagons in the box below
Circle the quadrilaterals in the box below
Session Three: Writing
The opening of a non-chronological report should be a summary of what the text is about, covering 5Ws.
WHO were in the trenches?
WHAT were trenches?
WHERE were the trenches?
WHY were the trenches used?
WHEN were the trenches used?
Remember, the opening shouldn’t be too detailed, as this will come in the paragraphs.
Have a look at these two pieces of information that talk about the trenches during WWI. Make notes if you wish!
Using the information you have gained from the website and video, produce a short, opening paragraph for a non-chronological report about the trenches.
Try to include examples of parenthesis and conjunctions, which you have looked at over the previous two days.
I have included my own example below about “World War One” that answers the 5 Ws.
World War One (often called The Great War) was a deadly conflict that took place between 1914 and 1918. For many different reasons, but sparked by the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, countries across the globe were at war with each other and fighting across Europe. After 4 long years and millions of deaths, the war ended with a victory for the Allies (which included Great Britain) against the Central Powers, although at some points – it looked as if the war could go either way.
Session Four: Reading
You have spent two days looking at the text ‘Letters from the Trenches’.
As you know, we normally spend Wednesday’s lesson focused on 6 VIPERS questions – so please answer the questions and challenge below!
Write three questions of your own, relating to the text.
Session Five: Science
We are starting our new topic of electricity. Watch the video lesson below, then try the activities.
Y6W – Tuesday
I hope you all managed your way through yesterday’s work successfully.
Today again, there are five lessons to be completed covering grammar, maths, writing, reading and history.
I am still contactable at email@example.com.
Looking forward to having you all back on Thursday.
Session One: Grammar
Within our writing coming up, we will be looking to use a range of conjunctions. A conjunction is a word that can connect two sentences together.
e.g. She likes playing football although she isn’t very good at it.
Remember that the conjunction could also go at the beginning.
e.g. Although she likes playing football, she isn’t very good at it.
Task One: Circle the conjunction in each sentence.
Use some of the highlighted conjunctions to write five of your own sentences.
Session Two: Maths
L.O. To compare and classify triangles.
Please watch and take part in the lesson below which is all to do with different triangles.
As you go through each step, there is a quick quiz at the beginning, before the teaching, and them some activities to complete afterwards.
There are no worksheets on the blog for this one, just write down your answers on a piece of paper and make it clear which activity you are completing
Session Three: Parenthesis
Watch this video which will recap the use of parenthesis for you.
Activity: Focusing on the use of brackets and dashes, which are more, common within non-fiction texts, work your way through these tasks.
Now write some sentences of your own that use some examples of dashes or brackets to add extra information to your sentences.
Session Four: Reading
Yesterday you read the text about letters from home and thought about the meanings of some words. Today, try and answer the VIPERS questions from the grid below.
|Text: Letters from the Trenches (Non-Fiction)|
|V||What do you think the word ceasefire means? What does it mean that Stanley longs for his mother’s home cooking? What is meant by the word makeshift? Find and copy two synonyms from Maggie’s letter.|
|I||How do you think the authors of the letters feel? Why? How do you think Eleanor feels about not receiving letters often from Peter? What do you think causes trench foot? In Stanley’s letter, why do you think the trench might need repairing? Which word would you use to describe Maggie’s character? Why?|
|P||Do you think James’ mother and father would be happy to read his letter? Why? If you could meet an author of one of the letters, which one would it be and what would you ask? What do you think about letters from the frontline being censored?|
|E||Explain the effect of using an exclamation mark in the sentence, “He was not fired at by anybody!”. Are the letters formal or informal? How do you know?|
|R||Why is Stanley tired? Why doesn’t P want to write to Eleanor that often? What is the job of Maggie?|
|S||What is the main topic of each of the letters? Summarise what the trenches were like, using evidence from the text.|
Session Five: Art
We are starting our new art topic of textiles.
Watch the video and read up on the different type of stitches.
Lesson 1: Label the different types of stitches in the pictures.
Lesson 2: Label the different type of stitches in the picture below.
Y6W – Monday
Happy Monday! Unfortunately, we have to start this week at home as we start our new topic of World War One. Below are the activities that relate to what we would have completed in school throughout the day.
The work is expected to be handed in to be marked when we return to school on Thursday. There will be another set of work uploaded tomorrow and Wednesday.
There are five lessons to be completed today covering spelling, maths, writing, reading and history.
If you are unable to print any of these sheets, you can: write your work on paper, save on a memory stick to bring into school or email the work to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents, please feel free to use the above email address if you have any questions about the work as I will be able to access my emails throughout the day.
Hope you are all keeping well.
Session One: Spelling
We are moving on to learning the spellings from the Y5/6 spelling list and here are the focus spellings for week one.
Spend 30 minutes practising by using the LOOK, SAY, COVER, WRITE, CHECK method we do in class.
Use the internet to check the meanings of any words that are unfamiliar to you.
Session Two: Maths
L.O. To compare and classify geometric shapes based on their properties
Complete this lesson on the link below.
Session Three: Non-Chronological Reports
Watch this video that talks about the features of non-chronological reports.
Activity One: Annotate the text below by finding the features.
Session Four: Reading
Read through the text, as we would do on a Monday, making a list of – or highlighting – any words that you are unsure of the meanings of. These are letters from people fighting in the trenches during WWI. Pay close attention because this will help us in our writing next week. Then, complete the activity below.
Using the purple words within the text, can you place the correct words into the crossword with their correct meanings.
Session Five: History
We are starting our topic of World War One. Below are some of the main events of the war.
Watch this video that talks you through some of the main events of the war.
Can you put these events on to timeline – remember, they must go in chronological order.
Could you also add some extra information to each heading, based on facts you’ve learned in the video?
Then, try and answer the four questions at the bottom – the answers are in the video.
1.) 334 + 332 =
2.) 1345 + 5595 =
3.) 23990 + 865 =
4.) 885903 + 457435 =
5.) 7796534 + 6643822 =
6.) 97897.59 + 8895 =
7.) 8875.09 + 6645.8 =
8.) 0.987 + 8988.2 =
1.) 104 + 121 + 253 =
2.) 8761 + 120 + 711 =
3.) 33498 + 21233 + 98594 =
4.) 24.09 + 4.098 + 1234.8 =
5.) 0.998 + 55322 + 87.339 =
6.) 90934.7 + 9995.12 + 0.901 =
1.) 7895 – 4251 =
2.) 98763 – 448 =
3.) 763902 – 4833 =
4.) 901720 – 43432 =
5.) 800028 – 7634 =
6.) 8847.908 – 48.8 =
7.) 90874.4 – 3342.88 =
8.) 0.6 – 0.029 =
9.) 0.9 – 0.003 =
Use and practise these spellings from the Y5/6 Statutory Spelling List
1) Look, cover, write, check
2) Write definitions of the words
3) Use the words in sentences.
Use a range of the shading skills we have practised in class to recreate the shapes below. Consider where the light is coming from, so which areas should be darker and shaded and which sides should have reflections.
Find words from the text to match the definitions to fill the crossword.
Answer the questions below.
In Geography, we have been studying the continent of South America and have now labelled some of the countries on a map.
Can you find a map online and list all of the capitals of South America?
Year 6 Blog – Week Commencing 21st September 2020
Please take the time to practise and learn each of these spellings. Activities could include look, cover, write, check and writing the spellings in sentences.
For each of these sentences, identify the adverbial phrase.
Then, rewrite each sentence – moving the adverbial to the start of the sentence. Don’t forget to use a comma after the adverbial phrase!
Write a definition for each of the words below, then use the internet to find as many animals as possible that fall into each category.
Mammals, amphibians, birds, reptiles, invertebrates, fish
Watch the above video, demonstrating perspective. Can you use some of the skills taught in this video to create your own perspective drawing of a street? Can you add trees/lampposts/people?