Hello year 6, I hope you have all had a relaxing Easter Holidays. It would be lovely to hear what you have been up too and how you are finding the home learning! So, please sent me a message (Monday-Friday, between 9am and 3pm) telling me all about your week or showing me any learning that you have done.
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Week 1 - Commencing Monday 23rd March 2020
Weird times Year 6! I am sorry that we cannot be together for our learning. Please carefully read the outline for this week and make sure that you complete all set tasks. I suggest that you set yourself a daily timetable outlining what tasks you are going to complete and when you are going to complete them (or use the own that I have given you - also available to download above) Then, find yourself a quite space to carry out your learning.
Spellings: Sensational seven
You will need to complete a weekly spelling test on the above words. Please do this in your English book. I suggest that you spend Monday - Sunday learning the words. On the following Monday, get a family member to give you a spelling test. If this doesn't work for you, please feel free to set your own spelling test timetable.
As we have been writing balanced arguments in English, I would like you to write your own balanced argument. In your English books you will find: a planning sheet telling you what to write about and how to plan your balanced argument. You will also find key vocabulary and key features of balanced arguments. I would like to suggest the following timetable:
Monday - plan and write the introduction;
Tuesday - plan and write paragraph 2 (main point for/against);
Wednesday - plan and write paragraph 3 (main point for/against);
Thursday - plan and write the conclusion;
Friday - using the year 6 writing checklist (stuck in the front of your English book), edit and improve your work.
This means: re-reading your work to check that everything makes sense; adding in extra sentences and adjectives to give you writing more detail; making sure you have a variety of punctuation (,, -- () ? ; : "); making sure that you have used a variety of sentence structures (simple, compound - FANBOYS and complex - WABUB!!!!!- subordinating conjunctions!); finally, make sure that your argument is balanced - it should not favour one side over the other - regardless of your personal opinion.
Please finish reading chapter 4 of Street child. You will find the download for chapter 4 at the bottom of this page.
Task 1: Please complete the worksheets on Expanded noun phrases (they are stuck in your English book).
Watch this video first - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gARKMLIMOhE
It explains what noun phrases are. However, the video only talks about expanded noun phrases that have extra information after (as well as before) the noun. For a noun to be expanded it can just have a determiner and adjective before the noun:
Task 2: Complete the following in the English (green) book.
Complete in on the first free page. Challenge: Can I use expanded noun phrases?
Link - https://futaruw.exampro.net/
NOTE: I have already released the marking scheme - please only look at it AFTER you have completed the work. For question number I, you are expected to write your own noun phrase - for this question you will have to get your parents to mark it or self-mark the question.
Task 1: to be able to complete this weeks worksheet (which will be your last task), you will need to refresh your memory on roman numerals.
Watch the following links - you will need to unmute the video:
Task 2 and 3:
Complete the questions - you can do this online (not in your mathematics books):
Note: it says write as a decimal number - just write it as a whole number.
Task 4: To be able to complete the worksheet, you will also need to know how to round numbers
Click on the link to watch the video - this will help refresh your memory:
If necessary, watch all of the videos available. They are situated down the left side of the web page. See below pic. (Task 5:) Then complete the rounding activity at the bottom of the list (Here is the link: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-arith-prop/pre-algebra-rounding-whole-numbers/e/rounding_whole_numbers)
Task 6: Complete the worksheet on Rounding Numbers. It is the first sheet in your mathematics book (blue). You can write you answers on the sheet. If you need to do any working out, you can do it on the next available page or on a piece of scrap paper.
The worksheet explained: On the work sheet, numbers are written using both digits and roman numerals e.g. one of the numbers in the first box is: 2,513,DCLXXIV - you will need to convert DCLXXIC into digits in order to complete the question. DCLXXIV = (D = 500, C = 100, L = 50, X = 10, V = 5, I = 1). So, DCLXXIV = 666. So, 2,513,DCLXXIV = 2,513,666. Once you have converted all of the numbers/roman numerals into digits, you can answer the question. I will post the answers next week so you can mark your work.
Task 7: Complete the following - https://iixyvos.exampro.net/
Please write you answers on the next free page in you mathematics book.
Challenge: can I use Roman numerals and round numbers?
Mark you work using the marking scheme - obviously, do not look at the marking scheme until you have finished the questions.
If you get a question incorrect, use the marking scheme to try and figure out where you went wrong.
Note: some of these questions (about 5ish) are quite challenging have a go but don't be disheartened if you cannot complete them.
Help yourself to at least one of the projects from your Project Bingo.
Additionally, research Victorian inventions (I know you have already done this but it may be worth refreshing your memory). Then, create your own invention for modern day society.
Draw and label it in your project book and answer the following questions:
Why is it needed?
Who will use it?
What it will do?
How will it contribute to society?
How easy is it to use?
How much does it cost to buy?