Week Commencing 1st June 2020
Hello Year 6!
Below is an overview of what we will be learning about this week.
Week-6 plan-(A Word file)
Value of the Week:
Our value of the week, this week, is aspiration.
What are your aspirations this week? How are you going to make sure they happen?
Word of the Week:
Theory – a theory provides reasoning for why something may occur or explain patterns in behaviour.
His theory is based on careful research.
We had such a good response to the first chapter of Kensuke’s Kingdom that we have uploaded Chapter 2 onto our Class Dojo page and below, for you to read. We know it isn’t quite the same as enjoying a book being read aloud together at the end of each day, but I know that many of you are enjoying the story. There are then some questions below to answer about the chapter.
For this week’s writing task, we would like you to write a diary entry from the perspective of the invisible man. Think about where you would go, what you would do, who you would prank and how you would do it, what you might overhear, what you might witness or who you would scare. The possibilities are endless. Remember what you know about grammar, punctuation and spelling. Just like we always say, it isn’t about the quantity but the quality.
This week we would like you to continue to focus on homophones. Homophones are words that sound the same but have a different spelling and different meaning. Can you find the meanings of the following homophones and learn how to spell them?
Draft and draught; eligible and illegible; farther and father; guessed and guest; aloud and allowed; precede
This week, we’d like you to improve your drawing skills. We’ve provided you with a step by step guide on how to draw a bird in flight. Our main tip would be to make sure you
draw faintly then any line you wish to rub out can be rubbed out really easily without spoiling your picture. We can’t wait to see your finished birds on your portfolio page. Happy drawing.
- How to draw a bird -(A Word file)
Time to Move:
How many jumps can you do in one minute, each day? Find out if your performance improves over one week by marking it on the sheet on our class story. There is also a marking grid. You could make a line graph to mark your improvement. We would love to see them.
- PE -(A Word file)
Once again this week we are encouraging you to be real scientists and to make careful observations about shadows.
How does a shadow change over time?
See the attached sheet on our Class Story for more information, along with the sundial activity for a bit of an extra hands-on challenge. Have fun!
It’s been a while since we’ve practised anything to do with shape so we thought that this week, we would recap on 3D shapes. Watch the powerpoint that’s on our Class Story page to help you recall how many faces, edges and vertices some 3D shapes have.
Then complete the table, also on class story and record how many of these each of the given shapes have. Why don’t you challenge yourself to test Euler’s rule. It’s on the last slide of the powerpoint. We’ve tested it with a cube. A cube has: 6 faces + 8 vertices – 12 edges = 2
So, it works with a cube. Test this with any other 3D shape to see if the rule works.
We would also love you to continue spending some time on Numbots and TTRS. We are all still getting to grips with it but the more time we spend exploring, the more we can enjoy the resources and the more we can learn. So look out for battle challenges!
This week, for our geography work, we are going to learn a little bit about climate zones – what they are and how they have an effect on our world. Climate zones aren’t as difficult as you may think. Read the powerpoint to learn about climate zones, then answer the questions on the document called ‘Which Climate Zone?’.
Watch the video from the link below to find out even more.