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Timetable for home learning: Every family is different and should do what works best for them during this home-learning period. Children respond well when they know what is expected of them.. consider creating a timetable for 'school hours' which you create together, let your child decorate it and put it on display at home. If you want an idea, here is a suggested timetable but I understand this won't suit all families. Just an idea as a starting point...

Timetable for home learning: Every family is different and should do what works best for them during this home-learning period. Children respond well when they know what is expected of them.. consider creating a timetable for 'school hours' which you create together, let your child decorate it and put it on display at home. If you want an idea, here is a suggested timetable but I understand this won't suit all families. Just an idea as a starting point... 1

Printable/adaptable version of the timetable...

Daily expectations for Year 6 pupils...

  • Watch newsround. https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround

  • Read daily. When you finish your book, take an accelerated reader quiz. https://ukhosted114.renlearn.co.uk/2236842/

  • Complete some form of physical movement each day - check out 'The Body Coach' Youtube channel or the 'Jump Start Jonny' Website for ideas (links on the home learning page - Click 'parents' then 'home learning').

  •  Practice times tables. https://ttrockstars.com/ or play a times tables game or see how quickly you can write them out or complete a times tables grid (linked below).

  • Practice spellings (spelling bee lists linked below and curriculum spelling document linked below).

  • If you finish the set work each day (which will be listed below under specific dates and will cover a range of curriculum subjects across the weeks) and want to do more, complete a project of your choice on sharepoint or do it on paper and send me a picture via email, use sumdog, mathletics, code.org and TTrockstars as much as you like!

Times tables. You could print these grids and time how long it takes you to complete one. Try and beat your time each day!

Home-learning Friday 27/3/20

What a beautiful sunny week we are having. Have you kept active? I've been doing the Joe Wicks morning workout to start my day with a burst of energy! If you haven't emailed me yet this week, please send me a quick email today just to let me know if you are ok. (Google 'Office 365 login'. Your username = 13 then your last name then the first 3 letters of your first name followed by @motcombeprimary.co.uk... you should know your password as you set it yourself in class).

Today's 'shout outs'

* Fearne - For creating a powerpoint on Sharepoint where she is going to upload recipes for us to try cooking whilst we are at home - what a thoughtful idea!

*Charlotte D - For letting me know that she has been doing 'Jump Start Jonny' videos at home to keep active.

*Alexis - For improving your arithmetic scores throughout the week and ending on 12/12! Amazing and thanks for updating me about your progress!

 

Today's home-learning

1) Repeat yesterday's spelling/handwriting task (links under yesterday's tasks if you scroll down). One day of a word list is not enough for it to remain in your brain! Can you make your hand-writing neater than yesterday? If your hand-writing is looking beautiful, why don't you 'pyramid' the spelling words instead, like we do in class sometimes.

 

2) I have assigned co-ordinates tasks on mathletics for you to do today. Yesterday's grid tasks worksheet answers are attached below.

 

3) Read Chapters 37 and 38 of Holes (they are very short chapters).

 

4) Finish any tasks from this week that you either didn't get round to doing or reflect back on the tasks you've completed and perfect and finish off.

 

If you want some extra tasks, check out my latest Youtube videos on how to use sweets to practice fractions skills and try out the activities...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QM2vTII1y5c

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mi38LE4RPX0

Or try out these spelling games as explained by Mrs McCall...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6aa6NAzHL8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjJ4FHTtDyA

 

Have a fantastic weekend. Look back here on Monday for more home-learning.

Answers to Thursday's maths worksheet (ignore the blank page on page 1 - it won't delete for some reason!)

Home-learning for Thursday 26/3/20

Good Morning Owls! (Imagine me in my pink high-vis jacket welcoming you all at the school gate like normal!)...

I'd like to start giving 'shout outs' to people in the class over the next few weeks.

Today's 'shout outs' go to...

*Bertie - For your amazing presentation on sharepoint about how wonderful our class is!

*Imogen - For emailing me to let me know that you watched my multiplication videos on youtube and they helped you to complete your morning arithmetic.

*Noa - You got 100% in an accelerated reader quiz.

There are so many of you working really hard and doing wonderful things so I will start to publicly show how proud I am through shout outs!

 

Today's tasks...

1) Do the physical activity task pictured below.

 

2) Just like when we are at school, i'm going to keep the normal routine of Monday to Wednesday = morning arithmetic (yesterday's answers pictured below)... Thursday and Friday = practice spelling words we have learnt in previous year groups through handwriting practice to make sure we remember all of our previous spellings AND keep our wonderful handwriting looking neat and joined up. Please look at the documents below and choose according to the difficulty of the words whether you need to recap a year 4 list of words or recap a Year 5/6 list of words. If you can't print them, practice writing them in your blue book as neatly as you can.

 

3) Maths - Grid references worksheet linked below. If you can't print, as always just do the work in your blue book.

 

4) English/topic - Over the last few weeks in school, we have learnt about the impact of Racism on society in North America in the 1900s. Re-watch these video clips that we have discussed extensively in class...

Rosa Parks = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iQVMWGE3_s

Martin Luther King Junior = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyurjhRNOmw

 

Then in your blue book, answer these questions neatly and thoroughly...

A) Describe Martin Luther King Junior’s approach to improving civil rights for people in North America. 

B) How did racism negatively impact the lives of black people in North America during the 1900s? 

C) How were Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr linked? 

D) Describe how the Civil Rights act of 1964 may have changed people’s lives in North America. 

E) Imagine when you start secondary school that you discover a new friend has some racist or intolerant opinions... Draw some speech bubbles in your book to show what you might say to them (in a calm, polite way) to educate them about the topic.

Some fun physical activity for today...

Some fun physical activity for today... 1

Spelling recap and handwriting - choose your level of difficulty...

Maths worksheet on grid skills...

Arithmetic answers to questions from Wednesday 25/3/20

Home learning for Wednesday 25/3/20

Good morning! I'm enjoying hearing all about what you are getting up to! Here's today's tasks...

1) Morning arithmetic - linked below and answers to yesterday's arithmetic pictured below. Want to refresh your memory on some multiplication strategies? Check out the videos here... 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiZYvUCg8m61kONtD7raC5Q/videos

2) Maths: See grid translations worksheet below.

3) Reading: Read Chapter 36 of Holes.

4) Writing: Continue with Holes letter writing type up... if you're done, why not give it another proof read and check there's no improvements you can make before I check them later in the week. Watch Mrs McCall's video on parenthesis on the link above and check you have used those skills in your text!

5) Topic: Create a poster that could go on display in a travel agent's shop window to convince people to go on holiday to North America (once it is safe to travel again obviously!) Use all of the information we have learnt about North America so far. To gather more nature facts, you could watch 'Seven Worlds, One Planet' - North America episode by David Attenborough which is currently on iplayer...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000byxk/seven-worlds-one-planet-series-1-6-north-america

Maths - translating (moving) objects and shapes on and across quadrants.

Answers to arithmetic questions from Tuesday 24/3/20

Home learning for Tuesday 24/3/20

It was great to hear from lots of you yesterday. Keep in touch! Some of you may have experienced technical difficulties which might have been because there was a national issue with broadband due to so many more people working at home this week - hopefully this will be sorted soon. Today's tasks...

 

1) Morning arithmetic (Link below and yesterday's answers are pictured below).

 

2) Holes VIPERS questions...

Read up to the end of Chapter 35 (or re-read it if you did it in school with me already on Friday). In your blue home-learning book, copy these questions and write neat answers (they are all about Chapter 35)...

Vocabulary - Which adjectives does the author use in this chapter to describe the sploosh?

Inference - Why might Zero be reluctant to return to Camp Green Lake?

Prediction - Do you think Zero and Stanley will go back or not? why?

Explain - Explain how the mountain that they spot in this chapter is linked to events previously mentioned in the book.

Retrieve - Find and copy the two sentences that show us that Zero is suffering physically.

Summarise - Summarise how Stanley ended up finding Zero.

 

3) Remember you have until Friday to type up your Stanley letter on Sharepoint (if Sharepoint isn't working for you, type it up and email it to me instead. It's great to see so many saved on there already!)

 

4) If Sharepoint is working for you and you would like to type up some of your Holes co-ordinates instructions from yesterday for other people to test out, go for it. If you open someone else's file to try out their instructions (use the worksheet from yesterday to move your finger around the grid whilst following the instructions), write them a polite message under their instructions about whether they work or not and don't forget to say who the message is from! If Sharepoint isn't working for you or if you only have so much time on a computer, find, print or create some squared paper and draw your own Holes themed grid with four quadrants and the two axis clearly labelled, similar to my one, then add features of your choice in any place on the grid.

 

5) Extra things you can do if you have any time - reading, quizzing, sumdog, mathletics, times tables games online and offline, spelling bee list practice.

Answers for yesterday’s arithmetic...

Home learning for Monday 23/3/20

 

1) Morning arithmetic (worksheet linked below)

2) Maths - grid references and instructions across 4 quadrants (worksheet linked below)

3) English for this week: Finish the honest letter from Stanley to his mother, edit it thoroughly and type up an improved version onto Sharepoint by the end of Friday.

4) Religious education: This term we have been learning about Islam. Watch these two clips to refresh your memory (https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/religious-studies-ks1-the-five-pillars-of-islam/zv84jhv   and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pvmUoYNbmU ) If you want further knowledge, watch any of these clips https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpdtsbk/resources/1 then in your blue home-learning book, answer these questions...

A) What do you think is the best way for a Muslim to show their commitment to their God and why?

B) What challenges do Muslims face when showing commitment to their faith?

C) What do you show commitment to in your life and how?

You should write a detailed paragraph for each question listed above in neat handwriting. Show thoughtful answers and correct spelling and punctuation throughout.

 

Morning arithmetic

Maths tasks - Grid references (WALT stands for 'We are learning to')

20/3/20

Year 6 children home learning today...

We have reached the end of Chapter 35 in Holes today. Please read up to there and discuss the content with a sibling or grown up.

In RE, we are writing prayers... these can be about anything related to the global situation currently. Pray for your family, pray for our community and pray for those who are unwell. We will be delivering our prayers to the church. Please write a prayer of your own to show you are thinking of others at this time.

Your office 365 emails and sharepoint have been unlocked for home access. If you haven't finished your USA powerpoint, please login and continue to improve it.

I will put daily work on here from Monday onwards.

I hope you are all doing ok.

Miss K

March 2020

Dear Year 6 Parents,

This week I will be sending home a pack of assessment information which was due to be discussed with you at parents evening. This will give you a comprehensive picture of your child's current attainment in core subjects.

I am incredibly proud of your children's maturity and work ethic during these challenging times. As much as I wish they were all in school with me every day to learn as a team, I fully understand the need for many of you to self-isolate and prioritise the health of vulnerable family members. If your child is isolating and you are temporarily home-schooling, I hope the information below will be of use to you. If the school is open, my priority is to teach the pupils on-site. However, I may pop a few tasks on this page every now and again if time allows so please do keep checking. If school closes, there will be daily activities on this page for your child to complete in their blue home-learning book which was sent home last week. Please also go to the home-learning section of the website for further advice on how to educate your child at home (click on parents then home learning).

Please look after each other, be kind and stay safe.

Best wishes,

Miss Kendrick

Morning arithmetic (Wednesday 18th March - for those home-learning) Please also practice your spelling bee words and do the letter writing task listed below. It would be useful to do some area tasks on mathletics.

Useful links...

Writing activities we will be doing in lessons to complete at home if you are isolating...

  • An honest letter from the perspective of Stanley Yelnats to his mother explaining why he lied in his last letter home and thoroughly describing the realities of life at Camp Green Lake. At least a page long. Include paragraphs, colons after a main clause and before a list, semi-colons between related main clauses, complex sentences with subordinate clauses, neat handwriting and check all spellings in a dictionary.
  • A non-chronological report about Texas. Include an engaging introductory paragraph which speaks directly to the reader followed by sub-headings and detailed paragraphs. Vary your sentence starters and use a thesaurus to up-level your vocabulary choices.

What will we be learning about? If you are home-learning, the document below clarifies the vocabulary, skills and knowledge we were due to cover this term...

Spring 2020

Holes and North America

 

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We had a great time during World Book Day. We did maths inspired by our class book, lots of reading and we completed a book recommendation activity. We wrapped up books from the library and typed an intriguing paragraph from the book on the front. We will deliver these books to Year 5 so they can choose a mystery book to read based on the paragraph we selected on the front! Books at bedtime after school was also really good fun!

Creating clay fossils (inspired by the fossil a character finds in Holes)... we aimed to show coiling and carving techniques.

Creating clay fossils (inspired by the fossil a character finds in Holes)... we aimed to show coiling and carving techniques. 1
Creating clay fossils (inspired by the fossil a character finds in Holes)... we aimed to show coiling and carving techniques. 2
Creating clay fossils (inspired by the fossil a character finds in Holes)... we aimed to show coiling and carving techniques. 3
Creating clay fossils (inspired by the fossil a character finds in Holes)... we aimed to show coiling and carving techniques. 4
Creating clay fossils (inspired by the fossil a character finds in Holes)... we aimed to show coiling and carving techniques. 5
Creating clay fossils (inspired by the fossil a character finds in Holes)... we aimed to show coiling and carving techniques. 6

We had a visit from real life scientists from the company called MERC. They taught us about water filtration and how important this is for our planet...

We performed confidently at Mere Dance Festival...

Our routine part 1...

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We’ve been holding formal class debates and writing discussion texts. Should zoos be closed down or remain open? Should children who break the law go to prison?

We’ve been holding formal class debates and writing discussion texts. Should zoos be closed down or remain open? Should children who break the law go to prison? 1
We’ve been holding formal class debates and writing discussion texts. Should zoos be closed down or remain open? Should children who break the law go to prison? 2
We’ve been holding formal class debates and writing discussion texts. Should zoos be closed down or remain open? Should children who break the law go to prison? 3

Year 6 Autumn Term

World War Two

What are we learning about this term?

Meet the teacher session...

We worked as a team to plan a fantastic class assembly for our parents and the rest of the school... We did an evacuee catwalk, showed our artwork, read our writing out loud, performed a World War 2 rock song and even quizzed the audience!

We worked as a team to plan a fantastic class assembly for our parents and the rest of the school... We did an evacuee catwalk, showed our artwork, read our writing out loud, performed a World War 2 rock song and even quizzed the audience! 1
We worked as a team to plan a fantastic class assembly for our parents and the rest of the school... We did an evacuee catwalk, showed our artwork, read our writing out loud, performed a World War 2 rock song and even quizzed the audience! 2
We worked as a team to plan a fantastic class assembly for our parents and the rest of the school... We did an evacuee catwalk, showed our artwork, read our writing out loud, performed a World War 2 rock song and even quizzed the audience! 3
We worked as a team to plan a fantastic class assembly for our parents and the rest of the school... We did an evacuee catwalk, showed our artwork, read our writing out loud, performed a World War 2 rock song and even quizzed the audience! 4
We worked as a team to plan a fantastic class assembly for our parents and the rest of the school... We did an evacuee catwalk, showed our artwork, read our writing out loud, performed a World War 2 rock song and even quizzed the audience! 5

Evacuee catwalk to show our clothing choices to match the time period...

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Our World War 2 rock song...

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We tested our family members' historical knowledge...

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To learn about the circulatory system, we pretended our classroom was a giant body. We wore hats to tell us which role to play. There are many parts involved in the circulatory system: the heart, the brain, the lungs and our blood (both oxygenated and de-oxygenated blood cells).

To learn about the circulatory system, we pretended our classroom was a giant body. We wore hats to tell us which role to play. There are many parts involved in the circulatory system: the heart, the brain, the lungs and our blood (both oxygenated and de-oxygenated blood cells). 1
To learn about the circulatory system, we pretended our classroom was a giant body. We wore hats to tell us which role to play. There are many parts involved in the circulatory system: the heart, the brain, the lungs and our blood (both oxygenated and de-oxygenated blood cells). 2

Here we are acting out the parts of the circulatory system...

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Part 2...

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Carving the Union Jack into lino pieces ready to create World War 2 theme printing in art...

Carving the Union Jack into lino pieces ready to create World War 2 theme printing in art... 1
Carving the Union Jack into lino pieces ready to create World War 2 theme printing in art... 2
Carving the Union Jack into lino pieces ready to create World War 2 theme printing in art... 3

Practical maths - finding the area of triangles...

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We planned and delivered a Remembrance assembly to the whole school. We taught them why we wear poppies, read some war poetry and sang a song children used to sing during World War 2. We also made sure everyone understood why the silence held at 11am is so important.

We planned and delivered a Remembrance assembly to the whole school. We taught them why we wear poppies, read some war poetry and sang a song children used to sing during World War 2. We also made sure everyone understood why the silence held at 11am is so important. 1
We planned and delivered a Remembrance assembly to the whole school. We taught them why we wear poppies, read some war poetry and sang a song children used to sing during World War 2. We also made sure everyone understood why the silence held at 11am is so important. 2
We planned and delivered a Remembrance assembly to the whole school. We taught them why we wear poppies, read some war poetry and sang a song children used to sing during World War 2. We also made sure everyone understood why the silence held at 11am is so important. 3
We planned and delivered a Remembrance assembly to the whole school. We taught them why we wear poppies, read some war poetry and sang a song children used to sing during World War 2. We also made sure everyone understood why the silence held at 11am is so important. 4
We planned and delivered a Remembrance assembly to the whole school. We taught them why we wear poppies, read some war poetry and sang a song children used to sing during World War 2. We also made sure everyone understood why the silence held at 11am is so important. 5
We planned and delivered a Remembrance assembly to the whole school. We taught them why we wear poppies, read some war poetry and sang a song children used to sing during World War 2. We also made sure everyone understood why the silence held at 11am is so important. 6
We planned and delivered a Remembrance assembly to the whole school. We taught them why we wear poppies, read some war poetry and sang a song children used to sing during World War 2. We also made sure everyone understood why the silence held at 11am is so important. 7

It's Friendship week! We used shaving foam to understand how, just like words out of our mouth, once it's out, it can never go back in! We also thought about the invisible hurt left behind when we are unkind. Finally, we designed the perfect friend. We are going to cover our classroom door with examples of good friendship skills this week...

It's Friendship week! We used shaving foam to understand how, just like words out of our mouth, once it's out, it can never go back in! We also thought about the invisible hurt left behind when we are unkind. Finally, we designed the perfect friend. We are going to cover our classroom door with examples of good friendship skills this week... 1
It's Friendship week! We used shaving foam to understand how, just like words out of our mouth, once it's out, it can never go back in! We also thought about the invisible hurt left behind when we are unkind. Finally, we designed the perfect friend. We are going to cover our classroom door with examples of good friendship skills this week... 2
It's Friendship week! We used shaving foam to understand how, just like words out of our mouth, once it's out, it can never go back in! We also thought about the invisible hurt left behind when we are unkind. Finally, we designed the perfect friend. We are going to cover our classroom door with examples of good friendship skills this week... 3

E-Safety... We had an e-safety afternoon today. We had a debate about what is and isn't appropriate to write/send/post/share using technology. We realised that we have a digital footprint and everything we post will be around forever and could be shared by others...

E-Safety... We had an e-safety afternoon today. We had a debate about what is and isn't appropriate to write/send/post/share using technology. We realised that we have a digital footprint and everything we post will be around forever and could be shared by others... 1
E-Safety... We had an e-safety afternoon today. We had a debate about what is and isn't appropriate to write/send/post/share using technology. We realised that we have a digital footprint and everything we post will be around forever and could be shared by others... 2

Evacuee experience day at Nothe Fort in Weymouth...

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Charlotte brought a real gas mask in to show us. It was made in 1938. Did you know that gas bombs weren’t used in Great Britain during World War 2 but everyone was encouraged to carry a gas mask just in case?

Charlotte brought a real gas mask in to show us. It was made in 1938. Did you know that gas bombs weren’t used in Great Britain during World War 2 but everyone was encouraged to carry a gas mask just in case? 1

Archeologist Julian, came to visit us to update us on the progress of the historical dig in Shaftesbury that we were involved with earlier this year. He showed us the head of a statue that had been discovered!

Archeologist Julian, came to visit us to update us on the progress of the historical dig in Shaftesbury that we were involved with earlier this year. He showed us the head of a statue that had been discovered! 1
Archeologist Julian, came to visit us to update us on the progress of the historical dig in Shaftesbury that we were involved with earlier this year. He showed us the head of a statue that had been discovered! 2

Make Do and Mend projects. We are turning old items into new items but first we had to learn stitching techniques. We have being perfecting back stitch before we alter our clothing items...

Make Do and Mend projects. We are turning old items into new items but first we had to learn stitching techniques. We have being perfecting back stitch before we alter our clothing items... 1
Make Do and Mend projects. We are turning old items into new items but first we had to learn stitching techniques. We have being perfecting back stitch before we alter our clothing items... 2
Make Do and Mend projects. We are turning old items into new items but first we had to learn stitching techniques. We have being perfecting back stitch before we alter our clothing items... 3

Practical mathematics... what is the average standing jump distance of a year 6 child? What is the mean number of skips a year 6 child can do in a minute?

Practical mathematics... what is the average standing jump distance of a year 6 child? What is the mean number of skips a year 6 child can do in a minute? 1
Practical mathematics... what is the average standing jump distance of a year 6 child? What is the mean number of skips a year 6 child can do in a minute? 2
Practical mathematics... what is the average standing jump distance of a year 6 child? What is the mean number of skips a year 6 child can do in a minute? 3
Practical mathematics... what is the average standing jump distance of a year 6 child? What is the mean number of skips a year 6 child can do in a minute? 4
Practical mathematics... what is the average standing jump distance of a year 6 child? What is the mean number of skips a year 6 child can do in a minute? 5
Practical mathematics... what is the average standing jump distance of a year 6 child? What is the mean number of skips a year 6 child can do in a minute? 6

Getting to know our Ducklings buddies...

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