Newtown Community Primary School
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Oak Class (Year 6)

Welcome to Oak Class!

Hello and a very big warm welcome to year six, Oak class. Our teacher is Miss Fisher and our teaching assistants are Mrs Phillips and Mrs King.

 

Year six is a very challenging year academically but also socially; with SATs and secondary school getting increasingly closer the children will feel the pressure. However, my aim is to make the year fun and memorable and ensure the children leave Newtown as well prepared for their next journey as possible. The children will have many fun opportunities this year with a residential trip to Braeside, other topic related excursions as well as organising and leading events within the school. Yes it will be hard work, but it most definitely will be rewarding and my only rules are that everyone tries their best and are kind at all times. We are a team in Oak class, and I cannot wait to embark on this journey with the children.

 

Key things to remember:

  • PE kit needs to be in school every day
  • Children are expected to read daily and record this in the back of their learning destination book. Parents please listen to them as often as possible.
  • Before reading in the evening, children must practise their weekly spellings (these are tested on a Friday)
  • Maths homework will be set weekly and is linked to what the children are learning about in class. Sometimes this will be a worksheet, other times it will be an electronic game on Abacus like last year.
  • The learning destination book can be used for any additional home learning that your child wishes to do.

 

Miss Fisher

To contact Miss Fisher about home learning please email: oak@newtown.wilts.sch.uk

Home Learning - Monday 25th January 2021

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Monday 25th January 2021

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Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

P.E

To stay active and physically healthy.

Click on the Body Coach link below and you will find Joe Wick’s YouTube page.

Here Joe will upload a new workout on Mondays. Wednesdays and Fridays. On a Tuesday and Thursday, choose an old workout to complete.

Even if you only manage to complete ten minutes, that will wake you up and make you feel energised and ready to learn.

Reading

Investigating Pompeii and Vesuvius

Read the text at least three times.

Check any definitions that you are unsure of.

Answer each question about the text.

 

Check what type of question you are answering.

Read the question at least twice.

Writing

The eruption of Mount Vesuvius: Senses and description

Read the example newspaper report in your booklet. Imagine that you were there at the time.

Have a go at the sense activity.

Use research online to help you if you get stuck.

Spelling

Definition practise

Look at your new spellings

Rainbow write over each word with a coloured pen or pencil.

Choose 5 to look up definitions for.

Use the dictionary link below to help you with this.

Where have I heard the word before?

Can I say it in a sentence?

 

Maths

The first quadrant

 

Watch the video link below.

Can you remember what a quadrant is?

Have a go at the questions on your worksheet.

Remember we always read the x coordinate before the y.

Y to the sky goes vertical

X goes horizontal

Basic maths facts

Key skills  

See uploaded maths sheet.

Complete first 5 questions.

Make a note of any questions you need extra help with.

Topic work

Oak academy

Science: adaptation

 

Desert animals

Watch the topic link below about adaptation.

Make bullet point notes as you watch with the key learning that you find out.

Research a desert animal of your choice and complete the key facts sheet in your work pack.

There are lots of link ideas at the bottom of your worksheet to help with the research.

 

Remember to write clearly and neatly. Please email me a copy of your learning or post it on the blog.

Home Learning - Friday 22nd January 2021

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Friday 22nd January 2021

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Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

P.E

To stay active and physically healthy.

Click on the Body Coach link below and you will find Joe Wick’s YouTube page.

Here Joe will upload a new workout on Mondays. Wednesdays and Fridays. On a Tuesday and Thursday, choose an old workout to complete.

Even if you only manage to complete ten minutes, that will wake you up and make you feel energised and ready to learn.

Reading

‘Old enough to vote but too young to care’ text

 

Continued from yesterday.  

Read over the text again.

 Find the definitions for each of the given words.  

What style of question is this?

Is it a vocab related question?

Is it retrieval? (dog and bone)

Is it inference? (Sherlock Holmes)

Writing

‘Said the stars’  

Using the image in your pack have a go at writing imaginative answers to the questions given about a picture.

 

Extension: write the first paragraph as if this picture were taken from a  story.

 

 

Spelling

-cious and -tious endings.

Practise spelling the following:

Precious, vicious, ambitious, cautious, malicious.

 

Test yourself on the spellings for each word.  

Which ones have tious and which have cious?

  

Maths

Finding fractions of amounts.  

Mastery lesson

Watch the video in the link below

 

Choose a section from the uploaded worksheet. They questions get harder the higher the number.

 

Extension: see upload for mastery questions

Basic maths facts

Key skills

See uploaded maths sheet.

Complete next 5 questions.

Make a note of any questions you need extra help with.

Topic work

Science:

 

Endangered species

 

Look at the link below and find out about endangered animals across the world. Continue from yesterday by choosing other animals to research.

 

Have a go at the wordsearch too.  

You can use other websites to find out information if you wish.

Home Learning - Thursday 21st January 2021

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Thursday 21st   January

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Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

P.E

To stay active and physically healthy.

Click on the Body Coach link below and you will find Joe Wick’s YouTube page.

Here Joe will upload a new workout on Mondays. Wednesdays and Fridays. On a Tuesday and Thursday, choose an old workout to complete.

Even if you only manage to complete ten minutes, that will wake you up and make you feel energised and ready to learn.

Reading

‘Old enough to vote but too young to care’ text

First 10 questions  

Read over the text at least 3 times

Try your best to answer as many questions as you possibly can.

 

Pick out any words that you are unsure of the meaning and use the online dictionary to find definition.

What style of question is this?

Is it a vocab related question?

Is it retrieval? (dog and bone)

Is it inference? (Sherlock Holmes)

Writing

‘Let’s play football’

Using the image in your pack have a go at writing imaginative answers to the questions given about a picture.

 

Extension: write the first paragraph as if this picture were taken from a  story.

 

 

Spelling

-cious and -tious endings.

Practise spelling the following:

Precious, vicious, ambitious, cautious, malicious.

 

Write a sentence for each word.  

Can you include a subordinate clause?

  

Maths

Finding fractions of amounts.  

Watch the video in the link below

 

Answer as many questions on your worksheet as you can. Mark at the end (answers at back of maths sheets in your pack.)

 

What should I find first?

What operation do I need to use to find ¼ of an amount?

What knowledge must I use?

Basic maths facts

Key skills

See uploaded maths sheet.

Complete next 5 questions.

Make a note of any questions you need extra help with.

Topic work

Science:

 

Endangered species

 

Look at the link below and find out about endangered animals across the world. Focus on where the animal is from, why it is endangered and what can be done to protect the species.

 

Have a go at first four animals on the worksheet.

You can use other websites to find out information if you wish.

Home Learning - Wednesday 20th January 2021

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Wednesday 20th  January

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Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

P.E

To stay active and physically healthy.

Click on the Body Coach link below and you will find Joe Wick’s YouTube page.

Here Joe will upload a new workout on Mondays. Wednesdays and Fridays. On a Tuesday and Thursday, choose an old workout to complete.

Even if you only manage to complete ten minutes, that will wake you up and make you feel energised and ready to learn.

Reading

The lost cities of ancient Maya

Challenge sections

Read over the text again.

Try your best to answer as many questions as you possibly can.

What style of question is this?

Is it a vocab related question?

Is it retrieval? (dog and bone)

Is it inference? (Sherlock Holmes)

Writing

‘Pegged’

Using the image in your pack have a go at writing imaginative answers to the questions given about a picture.

 

Extension: write the first paragraph as if this picture were taken from a  story.

 

 

Spelling

-cious and -tious endings.

Practise spelling the following:

Precious, vicious, ambitious, cautious, malicious.

 

Find more words that end with cious and tious.  

Can you remember the definitions?  

Maths

Dividing fractions  

Watch the video in the link below

 

Answer as many questions on your worksheet as you can. Mark at the end (answers at back of maths sheets in your pack.)

 

How is dividing fractions different from multiplying them?

Basic maths facts

Key skills

See uploaded maths sheet.

Complete next 5 questions.

Make a note of any questions you need extra help with.

Topic work

Science: living things

Classification

 

Grouping plants

Remind yourself of the Carl Linneaus system and the groups. Look at the addition upload to support you with grouping plants.

 

Watch the Linneaus video link below and answer questions in your pack.

 

The answers are at the back of your booklet to check when you are finished.

Home Learning - Tuesday 19th January 2021

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Tuesday 19th January

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Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

P.E

To stay active and physically healthy.

Click on the Body Coach link below and you will find Joe Wick’s YouTube page.

Here Joe will upload a new workout on Mondays. Wednesdays and Fridays. On a Tuesday and Thursday, choose an old workout to complete.

Even if you only manage to complete ten minutes, that will wake you up and make you feel energised and ready to learn.

Reading

The lost cities of ancient Maya

Sections c and d

Read over the text at least 3 times.

Identify unfamiliar words and use the online dictionary to search for definitions.

Try your best to answer as many questions as you possibly can in section c and d.

What style of question is this?

Is it a vocab related question?

Is it retrieval? (dog and bone)

Is it inference? (Sherlock Holmes)

Writing

‘Above the sky’

Using the image in your pack have a go at writing imaginative answers to the questions given about a picture.

 

Extension: write the first paragraph as if this picture were taken from a  story.

 

 

Spelling

-cious and -tious endings.

Practise spelling the following:

Precious, vicious, ambitious, cautious, malicious.

 

Bitesize each of these words into memorable chunks.

Check the meanings for each of the words – use the online dictionary to help.

Maths

Multiplying fractions by fractions

Watch the video in the link below:

 

Answer as many questions on your worksheet as you can. Mark at the end (answers at back of maths sheets in your pack but I will also go through these in the video.)

 

How is multiplying fractions different from adding them?

 

Remember to pause the video as often as you need to.

Basic maths facts

Key skills

See uploaded maths sheet.

Complete next 5 questions.

Make a note of any questions you need extra help with.

Topic work

Science: living things

Classification

 

Microorganisms

Re watch the PowerPoint about microorganisms from yesterday.

 

Read through the microorganisms information using the topic link below and try to answer the questions on your activity sheet.

 

The answers are at the back of your booklet to check when you are finished.

Home Learning - Monday 18th January 2021

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Monday 18th January

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Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

P.E

To stay active and physically healthy.

Click on the Body Coach link below and you will find Joe Wick’s YouTube page.

Here Joe will upload a new workout on Mondays. Wednesdays and Fridays. On a Tuesday and Thursday, choose an old workout to complete.

Even if you only manage to complete ten minutes, that will wake you up and make you feel energised and ready to learn.

Reading

The lost cities of ancient Maya

Sections a and b

Read over the text at least 3 times.

Identify unfamiliar words and use the online dictionary to search for definitions.

Try your best to answer as many questions as you possibly can in section a and b.

What style of question is this?

Is it a vocab related question?

Is it retrieval? (dog and bone)

Is it inference? (Sherlock Holmes)

Writing

‘Just Visiting’

Using the image in your pack have a  go at writing imaginative answers to the questions given about a picture.

 

Don’t forget to use full sentences and read over them to make sure they make sense.

 

 

Spelling

-cious and -tious endings.

Click on the link below and have a go at choosing the correct ending for each root word.

Practise spelling the following:

Precious, vicious, ambitious, cautious, malicious.

Check the meanings for each of the words – use the online dictionary to help.

Maths

Multiplying fractions

Watch the video in the link below

 

Answer as many questions on your worksheet as you can. Mark at the end (answers at back of maths sheets in your pack.)

 

How is multiplying fractions different from adding them?

Basic maths facts

Key skills

See uploaded maths sheet.

Complete first 5 questions.

Make a note of any questions you need extra help with.

Topic work

Science: living things

Classification

Have a look at the uploaded Power Point presentation about Carl Linnaeus and his way of grouping living things and sorting them.

 

Look at the activity. How could you sort these living things?

Look at adaptations such as fur, claws, wings, movement etc.

 

Open the second PowerPoint and learn a little about microorganisms.

Have a go at the questions. 

The answers are at the back of your booklet to check when you are finished.

Home Learning - Friday 15th January 2021

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Friday 15th  January

 

 

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

P.E

To stay active and physically healthy.

Click on the Body Coach link below and you will find Joe Wick’s YouTube page.

Here Joe will upload a new workout on Mondays. Wednesdays and Fridays. On a Tuesday and Thursday, choose an old workout to complete.

Even if you only manage to complete ten minutes, that will wake you up and make you feel energised and ready to learn.

Reading

Challenge sections

The Stone Enquirer  

What can you remember about this text?

Read the text again.

 

Look at section c and d and answer as many questions as you can referring back to the text. If you get stuck, leave the question and move on.

Think back to different styles of writing that you have done. What were the features?

 

 

Writing

‘What’s the issue’ task

Look at the task description in in your learning pack. Is there something that you are passionate about? Do you want to support the homeless in the local area? Do you think we should support our elderly residents more?

 

Choose an issue that you would like to write about and create a piece of writing that persuades others to understand your point of view.

Use rhetorical questions to make the reader feel involved directly.

 

 

Spelling

-ant and -ent endings

Open spelling link below and choose the correct ending for each root word given.

 

Maths

Fractions assessment questions

How many can you answer?

Use the strategies covered this week to help you. You can always flick back to the fractions work from previous day’s learning.

Check the operation

Check the denominators

Can it be simplified?

Is it improper?

 

Basic maths facts

Key skills

See uploaded maths sheet.

Complete next 5 questions.

Make a note of any questions you need extra help with.

Topic work

Plastics and the environment

Use the internet and the Power point from yesterday to research the benefits and problems with plastics. Use the planning sheet to write bullet points.

 

What other additional information could you give? Could you give a fact using statistics that may shock the reader?

Remember to use facts and figures in your plan.

Home Learning - Thursday 14th January 2021

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Day:

Thursday 14th  January

 

 

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

P.E

To stay active and physically healthy.

Click on the Body Coach link below and you will find Joe Wick’s YouTube page.

Here Joe will upload a new workout on Mondays. Wednesdays and Fridays. On a Tuesday and Thursday, choose an old workout to complete.

Even if you only manage to complete ten minutes, that will wake you up and make you feel energised and ready to learn.

Reading

Section a and b

The Stone Enquirer  

Read the text at least 2 times.

 

Make sure you look at the date on the article!

 

Check definitions of any unfamiliar words such as innovation, nomads, sustained.

 

Look at section a and b and answer as many questions as you can referring back to the text.

What type of question is this?

 

Gabble gabble – vocab

Dog and bone – retrieval

Sherlock Holmes – Inference

Writing

Favourite hobby

Look at the description of the task in your pack.

What is your favourite hobby and why?

If you do not have a hobby, think about one that you might like to take up.

How could you persuade someone else to take up this hobby?

Write a paragraph explaining what your favourite hobby is and how you would persuade others to do it also.

Use subordinate clauses in your sentences.

 

If you were to take up karate, I can guarantee that you will feel…

Spelling

Letter string ‘ough’

Open the link below and read the passage in activity. Identify the correct words by clicking on them. Check by clicking the button below.

Read the words carefully and check the pronunciation of the ‘ough’ sound in words.

Maths

Mixed addition and subtraction of fractions

Watch video link below.

 

Answer as many questions as you can and mark at the end.

Check for errors. Can you identify where you went wrong?

Basic maths facts

Key skills

See uploaded maths sheet.

Complete next 5 questions.

Make a note of any questions you need extra help with.

Topic work

It’s My Business news article

Look at the Power point presentation that has been uploaded. Should plastic be banned? What are your thoughts on this? How would this affect you? Look around you – how many things can you see that are made of plastic? What impact will this have on the future?

Write an article to show your thoughts on banning plastics.

Check your spelling, punctuation and sentences carefully.

Home Learning - Wednesday 13th January 2021

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Day:

Wednesday 13th  January

 

 

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

P.E

To stay active and physically healthy.

Click on the Body Coach link below and you will find Joe Wick’s YouTube page.

Here Joe will upload a new workout on Mondays. Wednesdays and Fridays. On a Tuesday and Thursday, choose an old workout to complete.

Even if you only manage to complete ten minutes, that will wake you up and make you feel energised and ready to learn.

Reading

Challenge section from

Great Fire poetry

Read the poems at least 3 times.

 

Look at the questions in the challenge section. Answer as many questions as you can.

 

What do all four poems have in common?

Metaphor: A metaphor is a figure of speech that describes something by saying it is something else. It's not actually true but it gives the reader a clearer idea of what it is like.

Writing

Creature feature

Look at the description of the task in your pack.

Some South African animals that you may wish to choose:

  1. Warthog.
  2. Gazelle.
  3. African Civets.
  4. Rhinoceros.
  5. Ant Lion.
  6. Lion.
  7. Leopard.
  8. Elephant Shrew.
  9. Elephant.
  10. Buffalo.

Write an information text about your chosen animal that you have researched.

Use subheadings

Use diagrams and labels

Use descriptive noun phrases

Spelling

Homophone activity

Open the activity and click on start. Insert the correct homophone to complete each sentence.

 

Maths

Add and subtract fractions

Watch the video link below.

 

Remember to check the denominators. Can you remember the 3 steps we talked about in class?

 

  1. If the denominators are the same then simply add or subtract the denominators. (check the answer as it may be improper.)
  2. Does one denominator go into the other? You only need to convert one fraction.
  3. Find the lowest common multiple and convert both fractions.

Basic maths facts

Key skills

See uploaded maths sheet.

Complete next 5 questions.

Make a note of any questions you need extra help with.

Topic work

Create a recycle poster

Watch the recycling video below.

Do you recycle at home already?

Do you know which bins are for which rubbish?

What can and can’t go in the recycle bins?

 

Design a poster to encourage your family members to recycle more. Think about plastics such as yoghurt pots and lids from tubes or pots.

Ask your adults at home to explain the recycling in Wiltshire and the types of bins we have at home.

 

What is the black bin used for and where does this waste end up?

Blue lidded bin?

Black box?

 

Home Learning - Tuesday 12th January 2021

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Tuesday 12th January

 

 

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

P.E

To stay active and physically healthy.

Click on the Body Coach link below and you will find Joe Wick’s YouTube page.

Here Joe will upload a new workout on Mondays. Wednesdays and Fridays. On a Tuesday and Thursday, choose an old workout to complete.

Even if you only manage to complete ten minutes, that will wake you up and make you feel energised and ready to learn.

Reading

Section d from Great Fire poetry (we will do the challenge section tomorrow)

 

Read the poems at least 3 times.

 

Look at the questions in section d and the challenge sections. Answer as many questions as you can.

 

What do all four poems have in common?

Metaphor: A metaphor is a figure of speech that describes something by saying it is something else. It's not actually true but it gives the reader a clearer idea of what it is like.

Writing

A day on my island

Writing task 2

Design your own floating island.

Use the question prompts to help you draw and write a description.

 

 

What size and shape will it be?

What vegetation is on the surface?

What will provide you with shelter?

What are the roots of your island like?

What is the weather like?

Spelling

Verbs or nouns?

Sorting activity

Read the words on the left-hand side. Is it a verb or a noun?

Drag and drop each word into the correct column.

 

Verbs: an action/ something you can do

Noun: a word (other than a pronoun) used to identify any of a class of people, places, or things (common noun), or to name a particular one of these (proper noun).

Maths

Compare and order fractions

Recap from last week: can you get them all correct today?

 

Check for errors and change your answers.

Watch the video below to help you.

Is the numerator half of the denominator?

Is the numerator more than half of the denominator? What does that tell you?

 

Basic maths facts

Key skills

See uploaded maths sheet.

Complete next 5 questions.

Make a note of any questions you need extra help with.

Topic work

Recycling activity

Open the recycling Power point in the links below and answer the questions. Do any of these answers surprise you? What do you do at home to recycle? Do you think you could do more?

 

Have a go at the sorting activity in your pack. What is each material made from? Could it be reused or would it just end up in the waste skip?

 

 

Home Learning - Monday 11th January 2021

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Monday 11th January

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Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

P.E

To stay active and physically healthy.

Click on the Body Coach link below and you will find Joe Wick’s YouTube page.

Here Joe will upload a new workout on Mondays. Wednesdays and Fridays. On a Tuesday and Thursday, choose an old workout to complete.

Even if you only manage to complete ten minutes, that will wake you up and make you feel energised and ready to learn.

Reading

Section a, b, c

Great Fire poetry

Read the poem at least 3 times.

Highlight any words that you do not understand the meaning of (check using online dictionary)

Answer the questions the best you can in section a, b, c and d.

 

What do all four poems have in common?

Personification: when something non-human is made to sound human like.

Writing

Picture play writing activity

Using the image in your pack imagine you are on a floating island.

 

Using the questions provided, write a descriptive paragraph to describe what it is like on this island and what you can see.

Don’t forget to use full sentences and subordination.

 

Use your senses to help you imagine what you would see, hear, touch and smell.

Spelling

Homophones

Watch video in the link about homophones.

 

Click on link two and complete the sentences with the correct spelling of the word.

Homophones – sound the same but look different.

Maths

Simplify fractions

Watch the video in the link below

 

Answer as many questions on your worksheet as you can. Mark at the end (answers at back of maths sheets in your pack.)

 

Are the numerator and denominator both even?

Can they be halved?

Do both the numerator and denominator have a common factor?

Basic maths facts

Key skills

See uploaded maths sheet.

Complete first 5 questions.

Make a note of any questions you need extra help with.

Topic work

Five ways I can help the Earth

Use the link below to read about how humans affect the planet.

Think about the negative impacts that humans can have on the world by:

  • Littering
  • Polluting when using vehicles
  • Cutting down trees and forests to make room for housing estates

Create a poster to show 5 ways in which humans can make a difference to their environment.

Use a picture and a short bullet point underneath.

 

Write the bullet point as an instruction such as:

 

Always pick up your litter.

 

Plant your own fruits and vegetables if you have a garden.

 

Home Learning - Friday 8th January 2021

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Friday 8th January 2021

Happy new year Oak class.

I hope you are all well.

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Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

Swimming the English channel

Read the text at least three times.

Pick out any unfamiliar words

Use the online dictionary link below to search for meaning.

Try to answer the questions about the text.

Check what type of question it is asking you to use.

Gabble Gabble – vocab

Dog and bone – retrieval

Sherlock Holmes – inference

Writing

Write in best my own new year’s resolutions

Read over your draft from yesterday. Check your handwriting, spelling and punctuation.

 

Write up in best.

You can hand write this or type it. Whatever you prefer.

 

Use my sentence starters in the example to help you when writing.

Spelling

See uploaded words from Wednesday

(10 words)

 

Write a sentence for each of the spelling words.

 

Can you include a subordinate clause?

 

Where have you heard this word before?

Can you use this word in a sentence?

Maths

Multiplication

Open the maths sheet below in the link. You will see there are 3 columns with the gold star being the hardest.

 

Begin on the bronze star column and check that you have use short multiplication correctly.

When confident, have a go at some long multiplication from the silver column. If you are very brave, try the gold star column but remember you will be multiplying by 1s, 10s and 100s.

Do not forget your place holder zeros!

125 X 16

 

 

Basic maths facts

Times tables

click on ‘all tables’ option

play game thinking carefully about each question and the times table required.

 

Write down a couple of questions that you are still not secure with and practise.

 

Topic work

Chimpanzees

Using what you have learnt from the clip, create a ‘Chimp Survival Guide’ for young chimps entering into the wild for the first time.

You could include the following information:

  • What they’ll need to avoid
  • What skills they’ll need to survive
  • What their new home will look like
  • What they’ll be able to do for fun
  • How they’ll feel when they reach their new forest home

 

What skills are the chimps taught in the clip?

How will they fend for themselves when they are released?

 

 

     

 

     

 

     

 

     

 

     

 

     

 

     

 

Home Learning - Thursday 7th January 2021

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Thursday 7th January 2021

Happy new year Oak class.

I hope you are all well.

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Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

Bumblebee text

 

Infer and retrieve information from a text.

Read the text at least three times.

Pick out any unfamiliar words

Use the online dictionary link below to search for meaning.

Try to answer the questions about the text.

Check what type of question it is asking you to use.

Gabble Gabble – vocab

Dog and bone – retrieval

Sherlock Holmes – inference

Writing

Plan my own new year’s resolutions

What do you want to achieve by the end of year six?

Think about three things that you would like to get better at. This could be something at school or a hobby that you enjoy out of school. It could even be things around the home like tidying your bedroom!

 

Write a paragraph explaining what your new year’s resolutions are and why. See the uploaded example to help you. This is only a draft today.

 

You can hand write this or type it. Whatever you prefer.

 

Use my sentence starters in the example to help you when writing.

Spelling

See uploaded words from yesterday

(10 words)

 

These are linked to new year’s resolutions.

Practise writing these and looking at spelling patterns.

Write definitions for each of the words.

Where have you heard this word before?

Can you use this word in a sentence?

Maths

Mixed mental maths

Open the document below and have a go at two coloured columns.

You can choose where you feel most comfortable.

Green, purple and pink are the most challenging.

Identify which questions you are stuck on and what you need more help with.

What operation is it asking me to use?

What should I start with?

Is it BODMAS, long division, rounding?

How can I check my answer?

Basic maths facts

Reflections: shape and space

Click on the link below and open the game. Watch the example carefully.

To reflect a shape, count how many dots a corner (vertices) is away from the mirror line. Repeat for other corners.

 

Topic work

Adaptions in animals

Watch the video and make a note of the 10 special animals.

What is their special feature?

Choose one of these fascinating animals to research further.

Draw an image of your favourite and label adaptations.

 

You can click on the other activities if you wish to learn more about adaptation.

Use straight arrows to label your picture.

Think about fur, claws, internal organs, teeth and use of senses.

Home Learning - Wednesday 6th January 2021

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Oak Class

Day:

Wednesday 6th January 2021

Happy new year Oak class.

I hope you are all well.

Espresso

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Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

Animal management text in links below.

Read the text at least three times.

Pick out any unfamiliar words

Use the online dictionary link below to search for meaning.

Try to answer the questions about the text.

Check what type of question it is asking you to use.

Gabble Gabble – vocab

Dog and bone – retrieval

Sherlock Holmes – inference

Writing

Write a news article

See uploaded example of what your newspaper article may look like.

If you do not have a printer then you can draw a similar one on a piece of paper.

  • Think about what you did over the Christmas holiday. What will you write about?

You could write about:

  • Your Christmas Day
  • Games that you played
  • Walks that you went on

 

Spelling

See uploaded words

(10 words)

 

These are linked to new year’s resolutions.

Practise writing these and looking at spelling patterns.

Use the online dictionary to check definitions.

Where have you heard this word before?

Can you use this word in a sentence?

Maths

Compare and order fractions

See maths link below

This is a recap lesson to see what you can remember from last term.

Have a go at questions on uploaded sheet.

Remember what ever you do to the numerator, you must do the same to the denominator.

Please open the answers and edit your errors.

 

Basic maths facts

Improper to mixed numbers

See link below

Look at the improper number.

How many times does the denominator go into the numerator?

How do you know?

What is left over?

Read the example at the beginning.

 

Topic work

Learn about the flying squirrel

Click on the link below

Watch the video link on the page about the flying squirrel.

What is special about the flying squirrel?

How does it fly?

How is it different from other squirrels?

 

Create a fact file about the flying squirrel. This could be done on the computer if you prefer. You could also copy and paste photographs from the internet to support your writing.

Watch the video at least twice and make notes of the key features of the squirrel.

 

Pause the video as many times as you need to.

In class this week

Oak class have spent time this week learning about Stephen Lawrence and the tragedy that occurred in 1993. They found out about the life of Stephen -  how he was a keen sportsman and a very bright, young man who had his whole future ahead of him. The children created a ‘layers of friendship candle’ that was inspired by Stephen’s close friend when he was growing up. We then spent time reflecting on what we could learn from this sad event and how racism is never okay. Thank you to Sara and Seb who created this beautiful Rangoli inspired pattern out of synthetic flower petals.

 

Remembrance Day

Home Learning - 4th November 2020

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OAK Class

Wednesday 4th  November 

Cannot wait to see you all soon. Please have a go at these activities.

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

To pick out description from an extract

Look at the first extract (uploaded as attachment) about Pavel.  

Read through picking out the key description.

Draw the character described and have a go at answering the questions.

The reading link for chapter 6 is below. If you wish to get a head start, please listen to what comes next in the story.

 

Writing

Write up letter in best.

Ensure you read over your letter from yesterday and you have improved it and checked it carefully.

Read over each sentence once you have written it.

 

Spelling

 

Use words in a sentence  

See uploaded attachment

Here you will see the spellings that are covered in year 5 and 6.

  • Re-read the following ten words. Practise the bitesize chunks from yesterday.

Accommodate, accompany, according, achieve, aggressive, amateur, ancient, apparent, appreciate, attached.

  • Choose five words to place in a sentence. Remember to use the correct punctuation and include relative clauses where you can.
  1. Read the words
  2. Say the words in chunks (bitesize them)
  3. Where have you heard this word before?
  4. Can you use this word in a sentence?
  5. Write out the sentence.

 

Identify the noun and add a relative clause to describe it.

EG:

The hotel, which was situated in the city centre, could accommodate many guests each night.

Maths

Multiples

Look at the link below which will remind you of the multiples learning you did in year 5.

Remember that the multiple of the answer of two numbers multiplied together.

Have a go at the questions on the uploaded sheet.

Multiples of four as highlighted below:

1 x 4 = 4

2 x 4 = 8

3 x 4 = 12

4 x 4 = 16

5 x 4 = 20

Basic maths facts

Division

Open the PDF and see Wednesday’s slide. Green is the easier column. Start on green and answer as many questions as you can. Move onto the next column if you can.

Remember to draw your place value chart to help you with X by 10, 100, 1000

 

Topic

Evacuees

Open topic link. Read through the information about evacuees.

Write down 3 questions that you would like to ask an evacuee. Remember that Mr Marshall said his mum was an evacuee and would love to hear our questions!

You choose:

You can either write a letter to your parents as if you were an evacuee in the countryside or draw an image of what an evacuee suitcase would look like and what it would contain.

A great film to watch to learn more about evacuees is Goodnight Mister Tom.

This is a PG and you will need to check with your parents. There are some sad parts in this film.

Home Learning - 3rd November 2020

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OAK Class

Tuesday 3rd  November 

Don’t forget to have a look at your key skills maths questions that you took home. Please also read you school reading book for at least 30 minutes.

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

To pick out description from an extract

Look at the second extract (uploaded as attachment) about Father.

Read through picking out the key description.

Draw the character described and have a go at answering the questions.

The reading link for chapter 6 is below. If you wish to get a head start, please listen to what comes next in the story.

 

Writing

Edit and improve letter

Look at your draft from yesterday.

Have you included the correct punctuation? Have you included a relative clause?

Write an improved version with better description.

EG:

I am here in a place called Out With and I miss you very much.

Improved version:

You wouldn’t believe where I am! It’s cold, desolate and filthy, it smells like a rabbit hutch. Boy, do I miss you. I long to come home and play football in the street again like old times.

Spelling

 

Bitesize words  

See uploaded attachment

Here you will see the spellings that are covered in year 5 and 6.

  • Can you read them all? Check by ticking them as you read them or if you do not have paper copy, write down the ones you cannot read yet.
  • bitesize the 10 words:

Accommodate, accompany, according, achieve, aggressive, amateur, ancient, apparent, appreciate, attached.

  1. Read the words
  2. Say the words in chunks (bitesize them)
  3. Where have you heard this word before?
  4. Can you use this word in a sentence?
  5. Write out the words

Maths

Common factors

Can you remember what a factor is?

Look at the number 12.

How many factors does it have?

Always begin with:

1 x 12

2 x 6

3 x 4

I know that I have all the factors because the next number would be 4 and 4 goes into 12 3 times. We already have that fact above and that tells us we have found them all. 12 has 6 factors.

Repeat this process for 16 and 24.

Have a go at the activity sheet.

Remember to find common factors, you need to see which one is a factor of both the numbers (multiples).

Basic maths facts

Multiplication

Open the PDF and see Tuesday’s slide. Green is the easier column. Start on green and answer as many questions as you can. Move onto the next column if you can.

Use short division for single digits and long multiplication for double digits. Remember to write key facts first when solving long division.

 

Topic

Air raid shelters in WW2

Open the PDF powerpoint about shelters during WW2. What was the difference between an Anderson and Morrison shelter?

Draw a picture of each and explain the differences. You can do this on your own paper or if you can print off the sheet then use the one provided.

Home Learning - 2nd November 2020

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OAK Class

Monday 2nd November 

Cannot wait to see you all soon. Please have a go at these activities.

Subject

You are learning:

You can find out how to do this here:

Here are some important things to remember:

Reading

To pick out description from an extract

Look at the first extract (uploaded as attachment) about Lieutenant Kotler.

Read through picking out the key description.

Draw the character described and have a go at answering the questions.

The reading link for chapter 6 is below. If you wish to get a head start, please listen to what comes next in the story.

 

Writing

Plan a letter to Bruno’s friend.

Linked to our work in class. Draft a letter to Bruno’s friend (Daniel, Martin or Karl)

What types of things would Bruno tell them?

What is Bruno missing?

 

 

 

Remember that Bruno has moved from the city to the countryside and is living in a desolate place with nothing to do.

 

Include an address of the new house in ‘Out-With.’ (this can be made up but remember we know that they are in Poland).

 

Use language that Bruno would use with his friends. It does not have to be formal.

Spelling

 

To read y5/6 words

See uploaded attachment

Here you will see the spellings that are covered in year 5 and 6.

  • Can you read them all?
  • Focus on the 10 words:

Accommodate, accompany, according, achieve, aggressive, amateur, ancient, apparent, appreciate, attached.

  • Write out the words and think about how they could be used in a sentence.
  1. Read the words
  2. Say the words in chunks (bitesize them)
  3. Where have you heard this word before?
  4. Can you use this word in a sentence?
  5. Write out the words

Maths

Prime numbers  

Watch the video link below

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Remember that there are 25 prime numbers between 1-100

Can you remember what they are?

Choose a minimum of four questions to try on the activity sheet for today. Challenge yourself!

Prime numbers only have 2 factors (1 and itself)

Basic maths facts

Multiplication

Open the PDF and see Monday’s slide. Green is the easier column. Start on green and answer as many questions as you can. Move onto the next column if you can.

Remember to draw your place value chart to help you with X by 10, 100, 1000

 

Topic

WW2 – The Blitz

Watch the below video about the Blitz in London during WW2.

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Write down notes as you are watching.

How long did it last for?

What consequences did it have?

Watch the second video about Plymouth.

 

Open the sources of evidence activity and have a go at the questions. Look carefully at the photographs and radio extracts. Does it suggest Britain was winning the war or that things were going badly?

Try to give reasons for your choices.

Shelter Building

Oak class had a great day developing their resilience, communication and team work skills through shelter building this term. They looked at a variety of styles of shelter before the lesson and discussed the pros and cons of their features. As you will notice in the pictures, it was very challenging creating the tripods and ensuring that they were strong and sturdy enough to hold the tarpaulin. Great team work Oak class!

Portraits

Oak class have been looking at identity this term to coincide with our learning about Black History and Jesse Owens. You will see that they have worked really hard to develop their shading skills. Can you guess who is who?