Home Learning Tasks - Week 8 (starting Monday 8th June)
The home learning tasks for this week are below. Some of the tasks require you to leave the school website to access the resource. Where this occurs, we have provided an alternative activity which appears on this page. If you are able to complete either task, choose the one you prefer. You are of course allowed to do both.
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Thank you to all those children who have already posted on the school blog. If possible, please share/post at least one example of your work to the school blog (one of your key grown-ups was sent your password), each week. We would love to see your hard work and creativity. You could post: home learning tasks, any activities that you have chosen to complete yourself (e.g. art projects, baking, creative writing, lessons from BBC Bitesize etc), together tasks, 30 day challenges or any other assignments set on the school blog.
For those children who are not aware BBC bitesize are producing daily lessons. To access these lessons click on the following link
Home Learning Tasks
Please log in to Spelling Shed and complete the set word lists. Your spelling list can be accessed on Spelling Shed through your home page. Click on ‘Challenge Words’.
If you do not have access to Spelling Shed complete a Look, Cover, Write, Check activity. The words for this week are set out below.
Reading for pleasure: Choose a book. Read the book. Share the story. Post a review on the school blog.
We have attached a few different PDF versions of a classic stories, so if you are running out of books to read, you could always read one of these.
Have a look at some questions you can ask for any book that you read.
Audible have opened up their stories for children, free of charge for the length of the closure. Visit their site on the link below.
3. Writing – Weekly Focus (speech)
Your task is to write a graduation speech. Graduation speeches are an opportunity for pupils to reflect on their past, look to their future, inspire their peers and thank those who contributed towards their success.
The features of a speech are:
Audience and Purpose
The audience for this speech will be your parents, family members, teachers and fellow students. The purpose of the speech is to inform and to entertain.
Schedule for the week
Identify the features of a speech
The link below contains a graduation speech. Read the speech carefully. Then identify the following features: emotive words, hyperbole, forceful phrases, sentences that make people think, repetition, rhetorical questions, personal pronouns and rule of three.
Plan your speech.
Think about what you want to talk about. A graduation speech is also a motivational speech. It allows listeners to feel proud of themselves. Give thanks and congratulate. You wouldn’t be standing there without the people who helped to make it all possible. Be sure to recognise everyone who played a part in your journey.
How are you going to structure your speech? In the speech above it began with an introduction, it then contained paragraphs designed to inspire their classmates, the next section was used to thank the people who contributed to their education and the speech ended with a closing statement.
What will your message be?
What information will you include?
Are you going to share any memories? E.g. your first memory of being at Anson.
Who will you thank?
What are you going to say about your peers?
Do you have any advice for the current Year 5 pupils?
How are you going to inspire your fellow pupils?
How will you make your speech memorable?
Write the first half of your speech.
How are you going to greet the audience?
Have you included an introduction?
How are you going to hook the audience in?
As you write, remember to include the features of a speech.
Finish writing your speech.
Which features have you used?
Have you included a closing statement which includes an inspirational message?
Have your ended your speech on a positive note?
Remember to refer to your plan to support you.
Edit and improve speech.
If you do not have a dictionary, you can use an online version e.g https://www.collinsdictionary.com/
Finally, we would really appreciate it, if you would post your speech to the school blog. We would really enjoy reading your work.
White Rose Maths - Weekly focus: Algebra
In Year 6, we have been following a scheme of work produced by White Rose Maths. They have now created a series of lesson which children can complete at home as part of their home learning.
Just follow these five easy steps…
There are four lessons each week
There is a video with a teacher giving you instructions and then an activity to download. You can download all the activities for this week below.
This week, Year 6 will be asked to complete the series of lessons:
Summer Term – Week 7 (w/c 8th June)
Lesson 1 - Find a rule
Lesson 2 - Forming expressions
Lesson 3 - Substitution
Lesson 4 - Solve simple one-step equations
Lesson 5 - Friday maths challenge (BBC Bitesize)
Attached below are the worksheets which accompany each lesson. We have also included the answers so that pupils can self assess their work.
Alternatively, solve this challenge...
All the Digits
This represents the multiplication of a -figure number by .
The whole calculation uses each of the digits once and once only.
The -figure number contains three consecutive numbers, which are not in order. The third digit is the sum of two of the consecutive numbers.
The first, third and fifth figures of the five-digit product are three consecutive numbers, again not in order. The second and fourth digits are also consecutive numbers.
Can you replace the stars in the calculation with figures?
Use counters or scraps of paper with the digits written on them.
Make a list of consecutive numbers remembering that has already been accounted for.
What could the ones digit of the product be if the multiplication is by ?
Which consecutive numbers could be in the four-digit number?
Which other digit could appear in the four-digit number?
Answers to last week's maths challenge
BlendSpace contains many different tasks. This is your opportunity to choose one of the tasks that that you would like to work on.
Alternatively, you might want to solve this 'factor-multiple chain' challenge.
Here is an example of a factor-multiple chain of four numbers:
Can you see how it works? Perhaps you could make some statements about some of the numbers in the chain using the words "factor" and "multiple".
In these chains, each blue number can range from up to and must be a whole number.
You may like to experiment with this spreadsheet which allows you to enter numbers in each box. Perhaps you can make some more chains for yourself.
What are the smallest blue numbers that will make a complete chain?
What are the largest blue numbers that will make a complete chain?
What numbers cannot appear in any chain?
What is the biggest difference possible between two adjacent blue numbers?
What is the largest and the smallest possible range of a complete chain? (The range is the difference between the largest and smallest values.)
For the smallest chain, what number might it be a good idea to start with on the left?
What could you try first to make the largest chain? You could choose to start with a particular number on the right this time.
How will you know which numbers you have already tried?
Answers to last week's BlendSpace challenge
What Went Wrong?
Place Value - Answers
6. SATs Companion
Log into SATs Companion using your student login details and work through a rotation of Reading, Spelling, Grammar and Maths throughout the week.
Alternatively, try this comprehension challenge.
Read the poem below
Home Sweet Home
by Obediah Stoneheart
Now dead and buried.
Once a home;
Now a graveyard.
Once lit warm with fire;
Now charred, scarred.
Once sturdy and tall;
Now crippled and crushed.
Once filled with laughter;
Now wracked with tears.
Once home sweet home;
Now home no more.
Now answers the following questions.
Bradley Chalkers sat at his desk in the back of the room - last seat, last row.
7. TT Rockstars
Login to TT Rockstars and see if you can improve your time. Don't forget to take part in the battle for your class.
Alternatively, choose a times tables that you want to improve and write a poem including as many multiplication facts as you can.
Children need regular breaks and exercise. If you have a safe outdoor space please ensure you get some fresh air and exercise. If you do not have an outdoor space try P.E with Joe.