YEAR 6 weeks 14&15

The year 6 team continue to send you our thoughts and best wishes and we hope you and your families are keeping well. The reason there is no ‘week 8’ learning is due to half term. This might be a week where you want to spend focusing on your own interests or of course, we have provided you with lots of other websites to use which you can find on the Roxeth website. 

WEEK 14 English

This week we will be writing and re-drafting a story on the theme of a search, continuing our lessons based on the book Skellig.

Monday: Now that you have finished reading the whole of Skellig, answer the following questions in full paragraphs:

What do you think the main theme of the story is?

Why do you think Michael found Skellig?  What did Skellig help Michael find?

Tuesday: Thinking about what Michael needed, what he was searching for in his life at the time when he found Skellig: write at least a paragraph about something that you want in your life?  It could be something in the short term, or it could be a longer term ‘need’ or ‘want’, such as things you may perhaps want in adulthood.  You could think about things that can make you healthy or happy.  Try to also give reasons for why you think it is important.

Wednesday: Today, using the Story Planning sheet, you will plan out a story based on a search for something – you should use the writing that you did yesterday about your ‘need’ or ‘want’.  In your story, you (first person writing) or another character of your choice (third person writing) should be searching for the thing you identified yesterday.  Your character must find a creature that will enable them to find what they are searching for – if the character is magical or not, is up to you. Use the Word mats to help your vocabulary choice.

Thursday: Using yesterday’s Story planning sheet, write the introduction to your story – remember you will need to introduce the main character(s) and the main setting for the story in your opening.  You could also introduce the problem to the reader – what the main character is searching for.  Remember how David Almond creates suspense in the opening of Skellig – have you done the same? 

Friday: Still using your completed Story planning sheet, continue your story.  Try to include the following throughout your writing:

  • Variety of sentences – adverb starter sentence / one word sentence / short sentences / simile opener sentence

  • Adverbial and noun phrases

  • Relative clauses

  • Figurative language (similes, metaphors, pathetic fallacy, personification)

  • Rhetorical questions

  • Dialogue

WEEK 15 English

Monday: Still using your completed Story planning sheet, continue your story and aim to finish today.  Remember to try to include the following throughout your writing:

  • Variety of sentences – adverb starter sentence / one word sentence / short sentences / simile opener sentence

  • Adverbial and noun phrases

  • Relative clauses

  • Figurative language (similes, metaphors, pathetic fallacy, personification)

  • Rhetorical questions

  • Dialogue

  • Active and passive voice

  • Higher order punctuation … ,  ;  :  -  ( )

 

Tuesday: Re-read your completed story.  Using these Editing Stations that we’ve used before in class, edit and up-level your story, concentrating on one of the four Editing Stations at a time.

Wednesday: Continue to edit your story using the four Editing Stations if you didn’t manage to complete all four stations yesterday.  When you have finished, carefully re-write your story to create a final, published piece.  Your Secondary School may ask for this piece of writing at some point.

Thursday: Throughout Skellig, Michael and Mina both have very different views about schooling.  Using this worksheet – The Great School Debate - list as many points as you can about how each character feels about education.  Use evidence from the text to support your answer.  The text can be found again here: http://indbooks.in/mirror1/?page_id=43115

Friday: Complete this Grammar worksheet based on the word choice in Skellig.

WEEK 14 Topic 

Monday:  This week, you will be using your creative skills to work on a project to design your own island.  Today, you will need to look through slides 1-7 of the presentation.  Then you will need to use a world map and the ‘Anywhere Island Design Sheet’ to choose a position for your island, add a name for your island and add some landmarks.  While choosing the position of your island, think about the sea/ocean your island lays in, whether it is in the northern or southern hemisphere and what countries/continents your island is close to.

Tuesday:  Use slides 8-12 of the presentation to guide you through today’s lesson.  Today, you will be using your senses to imagine what your first steps would be like on your island.  Use today’s ‘Use Your Senses’ worksheet and a thesaurus to help you collect rich and ambitious vocabulary to describe your first time on the island.  Remember, this is your island so be as imaginative as possible!

Wednesday:  As every country in the world has their own cultures and traditions, today you will be creating your own national identity for your island.  Use slides 13-25 of the presentation to guide you through today’s lesson and use the ‘National Identity’ sheet to create your own flag and anthem lyrics for your island.

Thursday:  Every country and territory needs rules and laws and likewise, you will need to create rules and laws for your island today.  Use slides 26-32 of the presentation to guide you through the lesson then make a list of the 10 main laws that you would like to be used for the people of your island.

Friday:  A new animal species has just been discovered on your island!  Today, you will be thinking back to what we learnt about animal classification earlier in Year 6 and you will need to use the ‘New Species’ sheet to help you draw your species and list the characteristics such as habitat, diet, predators, classification etc.  Use slides 33-43 of the PowerPoint to help guide you through today’s lesson.

WEEK 15 Topic 

Monday:  Following on from last week’s activities to create your own island, today you will be developing a tourism industry for your island.  Use slides 44-48 of the presentation from last week to help guide you through today’s lesson as well as using the internet to research tourist brochures and what they look like.  Once you have an idea of what you want your brochure to look like, use the ‘Persuasive Brochures Checklist’ and ‘Holiday Brochure Template’ to help create your own tourist brochure for your island.

Tuesday:  Now that you have created your own island and all of the aspects that go with it, today you will be reflecting on what type of leader you would like to be and what role your island would play in the world.  Write 2-3 paragraphs explaining what type of leader you would be and whether you would be similar to any world leaders past and present.  You will also need to write about the type of island you would like it to be.  Is it always getting involved in wars?  Does it have a lot of natural resources?  Does it welcome tourists?  What type of jobs does it have?  Does it welcome refugees and people in need? 

Wednesday:  Coastlines around the world are always changing because of coastal erosion caused by the waves and tides.  Research ‘Coastal Erosion’ on the internet to see how erosion is changing coastlines.  Watch the videos from the links below to give you extra information on coastal erosion.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z7fr87h

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z9xsb9q

Use the ‘Reflecting on Coastal Change’ sheet to help you note down what you have learnt about changing coastlines.

Thursday:  Throughout history, countries borders are constantly changing for many different reasons.  Read through the presentation called ‘Changing Boundaries’ which shows how countries borders may have changed through time because of the British Empire.  Use the ‘Changing European Borders’ sheet to research the changes that have happened to the borders of Europe throughout WW1.

Friday:  Look at P3-4 of the flags quiz and name the country and continent for each of the flags.  Once completed, mark your own work using the answers on P5-6.

WEEK 14 Maths

  • Please logon to Times Table Rockstars daily and see if you can beat your previous score/speed (please let us know if you do not have your password).

  • Keep working through your CGP Maths books in order of pages that are not yet completed.

  • Note: Remember, instead of getting the worksheets and answers from the White Rose website like you may have done in previous weeks, please find them on the Roxeth website next to the name of each lesson.

  • Each day, please click on the following link https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ and go to Summer Term Week 7 (w/c 8th June). Watch the short video that explains that day’s maths lesson.  Then ‘Get the Activity’ and work through the worksheet (2 pages), writing down your answers as you go.  When you’re finished, don’t forget to Self-Assess your work by clicking on the ‘Get the Answers’ tab. If you’re not sure about any of the questions, re-watch the video to try to understand the learning better.

WEEK 15 Maths

  • Please logon to Times Table Rockstars daily and see if you can beat your previous score/speed (please let us know if you do not have your password).

  • Keep working through your CGP Maths books in order of pages that are not yet completed.

  • Note: Remember, instead of getting the worksheets and answers from the White Rose website like you may have done in previous weeks, please find them on the Roxeth website next to the name of each lesson.

  • Each day, please click on the following link https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ and go to Summer Term Week 8 (w/c 15th June). Watch the short video that explains that day’s maths lesson.  Then ‘Get the Activity’ and work through the worksheet (2 pages), writing down your answers as you go.  When you’re finished, don’t forget to Self-Assess your work by clicking on the ‘Get the Answers’ tab. If you’re not sure about any of the questions, re-watch the video to try to understand the learning better.

 

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