Year 6

Home Learning for Year 6

Welcome to the home learning page for Year 6.

Now that your child is isolating for 14 days, please find guidance below surrounding the provision St Thomas’ has put into place to support you with home learning.

We are using a range of highly accredited web resources as a means to provide students with high quality, on-line video lessons and curriculum resources.

The image below provides some 'top tips' for creating a study area at home that will help you focus:

https://thekings.staffs.sch.uk/page/a0ce6aacc57949b898e219c32f6914c9/pic/cd74f82e6852419a807c53c0c5815721/full_width/check/

 

If your child is unable to attend school, please follow the links below to access learning for Year 6

English

Block A - What are my dreams?

We are using the text 'Can You See Me?' by Libby Scott and Rebecca Westcott to inspire our writing during this block of learning.

Can You See Me?: Amazon.co.uk: Scott, Libby, Westcott, Rebecca: Books

During this block, you will produce a biography about an inspirational person who achieved their dream despite setbacks and struggles. The subject of your biography is written on your homework research worksheet. You may want to include paragraphs about:

  • Early life
  • Dreams / Aspirations
  • Setbacks/Struggles
  • Achievements
  • Legacy

Follow the lesson links below to learn more about how to do it:

https://teachers.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-features-of-a-biography-c4w3jt?from_query=biography

https://teachers.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-a-biography-part-1-cmwkgr?from_query=biography

https://teachers.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-a-biography-part-2-6cw3cd?from_query=biography

Reading

In reading, we will focus on using retrieval to answer questions. 

Retrieval is an important skill to be developed by a child in school. Children have to pick out and find information from a text in order to answer questions about it. 

Retrieval is an important skill for children to learn. 

Learn more about retrieval by following the lesson links below:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-retrieve-information-from-a-non-fiction-text-part-1-6cw32d

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-retrieve-information-from-a-non-fiction-text-part-2-64rkct

Please continue to read for pleasure at home. Reading ten minutes a day can make all the difference. You may want to follow a recipe, explore a website together or curl up with a novel. There are great online audio books available too.

Maths

In Maths, we will be learning about Place Value.

Place Value is the value of each digit in a number. 

For example, the 7 in 270 represents 7 tens, or 70; however, the 7 in 7,005 represents 7 thousands, or 7,000. 

It is important that children understand that whilst a digit can be the same, its value depends on its position in the number.

In Year 6 pupils should: 

  • read, write, order and compare numbers up to 10 000 000 and determine the value of each digit  
  • round any whole number to a required degree of accuracy
  • use negative numbers in context, and calculate intervals across zero
  • solve number and practical problems that involve all of the above.

Follow the lesson links below to learn more about Place Value.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/week-1/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/week-2/

You could also continue to be a times table whizz by playing on Times Table Rockstars.

https://ttrockstars.com/

 

Wider CurriulumWere the Vikings always Vicious and Victorious?

Our first curriculum block has a history focus. We will be studying the Vikings. Follow the lesson links below to learn more about Vikings.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/the-viking-invasion-74r3ae/activities/1

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/ztyr9j6/articles/zjcxwty

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/ztyr9j6/articles/ztqbr82

Why not create a model of a longboat, a map highlighting Viking homelands and settlements, a diary entry of Alfred the Great or a lapbook about Viking life.

R.E. - Big Question

In R.E., we will be learning about creation and the fall. The focus is: Creation and science: Conflicting or complementary?

‘Genesis explores why the universe and life exists. Science explores how the universe works the way it does.’ What do you believe about the creation of the world? How does science fit into the story of creation?

Science is really important for lots of reasons e.g. technology, medicine, construction and so on but are there questions that science cannot answer? For example:

How should we live?

Does my mum love me?

What is my purpose in life?

What is more important, truth or freedom?

Who is better, Little Mix or Ed Sheeran?

What is right and wrong?

Why should I help someone who is in need?

Is there life after death?

 

Think carefully about the creation story in Genesis 1. Do you believe the world was created this way? How does science fit into what you believe?

 

Can you produce a short piece of writing that explains what you believe about the creation of the world and why. 

 

 

During your time working from home:

Students are expected to:

  • Complete all set work to the best of their ability.
  • Ask questions to further their understanding.

Parents are expected to:

  • Encourage and support their children's work as much as possible - including: finding an appropriate place for their son/daughter to work, checking that set work is completed and emailed to the class email.
  • Contact the pupil’s class teacher or the school office within school hours if there are any concerns.
  • Create opportunities to test your child’s learning and understanding of the day by engaging in regular discussions/ Q&A activities.

 

Please email any completed work to year6@st-thomas-kidsgrove.staffs.sch.uk

If you have any urgent questions about home learning provision, please contact the office via phone or email.

 

 

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