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Sycamore Class 

Please note that all learning will now take place at school as from 1st June 2020. Thank you Sycamore Class for all your effort with your home learning. I look forward to seeing you next week! 

Returning to School 01.06.2020

Below is some further information for you to have a look at before your return to school tomorrow. Entering the school in the morning must be done via the front gate only and you will need to use the social distancing cones to follow the path to your designated classroom.  This information has been sent via text.

Please remember to...

  • Bring a packed lunch (unless FSM) and a water bottle. You WILL NOT be able to use the water fountains therefore a drinking bottle must be in your bag. 
  • Wear a sun hat or put one in your bag to keep you cool during outdoor sessions 
  • Wear suitable footwear to play sport - ideally trainers. NO sandals or flip flops. 
  • Apply suntan lotion before school. You can bring extra in your bag if you wish to do so. 

Please DO NOT bring in any pencil cases or pens. All learning equipment will be provided. 

Lastly, I am super excited to see you all and looking forward to tomorrow! :-) Miss Jefferies

Please do not hesitate to email me on the class email address below with any questions you may have in relation to Y6 returning to school. I would be happy to discuss any concerns or queries. Miss Jefferies 

To be able to support your learning further, if you have any questions, queries or have access to be able to upload and send work to be displayed onto the learning page, please send via sycamorehomelearning@gmail.com

New Term New Learning! Please find your daily tasks and resources below. Keep sending in your work via email :-)

Please let me know if any of the links do not work on your computers. Where possible I can email you the activity sheets / videos / PPT or alternatively revise the links to check that no errors have occurred whilst uploading. Thanks, Miss Jefferies 

Top Tip! If you are finding some of the questions tricky when completing your assigned Mathletics tasks, use the information icon i located in the right hand corner to access videos and slides that will support your learning. These can be really useful and help to get your percentage scores up :-) 

Friday 22.05.20

Maths: Have a go at this arithmetic paper. Check your answers and self-mark your paper. 

English: Read through the different PPTs to revise how we use different homophones in our writing. PPT 1 PPT 2 Activity 1 Activity 2 Activity 3

Reading: Look at the different book covers for Holes. Which one would you choose and why? Create your own book cover for Hole. You could use one of the options already used or design your own. I'd love to see them! :-) 

Thursday 21.05.20

Maths: Log into your Mathletics accounts and check out any new activities that have been assigned. Remember to use the information icon to support your learning. 

English: BBC Bitesize relative clause lesson - revise how to identify and use a relative clause in your writing. Activity 

Reading: Complete the comprehension activity using the extract provided from Holes. Check your answers and edit to make improvements where required. 

Wednesday 20.05.20

Maths: Let's practise telling the time! Use the PPTs to revise telling the time using both 12-hour analogue and 24-hour digital clocks. Work through the activities sheets. 1, 2, 34
English: Now that you have revised some of the key features for writing a non-chronological report, go back to your notes and research from last week and begin to write your own report. Think about headings and topic sentences, as well as, a range of generalisers. Work on your report for the next few days and edit and improve to continue to develop your writing. You could even add some pictures and diagrams :-) 

Art: Can you get creative to tell a story? Check out this BBC Bitesize lesson that might give you some ideas to try out different artistic techniques using a range of materials. 

Check out the BBC Newsround webpage There are lots of activities that you could try and videos to watch. 

Tuesday 19.05.20

Maths: Have a go at this investigation activity. Can you now challenge yourself and make up your own? 

English: Using topic sentences in your writing is really useful for the reader to understand quickly what they will be reading about. Use the videos 1 & 2 and activities 1 & 2 to work on your own topic sentences. 

History: We can now move onto the next lesson linked to our history topic of Crime & Punishment. Read through the PPT and information sheets 1, 2 & 3 to support you completing the main activity

Reading: Create your own thought bubbles on what each character was feeling and thinking at different points in the story. Use your inference skills to really consider the language use and how this relates to what the author is trying to convey. Activity

Monday 18.05.20

Maths: Multiplying Fractions - use the BBC Bitesize lesson to learn how to multiply fractions and mixed numbers by integers. Activity 1 questions / answers Activity 2 questions / answers 

English: Let's work on our generalisers. Use the PPT to think about the different generalisers that we can use in our non-chronological report writing. At the end of the PPT use the pictures and spinner to create your own sentences. We have done this before so you should be really good at it :-) 

Science: Read through the presentation and watch the videos 1 & 2 to learn about how the body transports and uses all the food and water we consume. Complete the activity and have a go at making your own 3D organs

Friday 15.05.20

Maths: Complete your Mathletics tasks and practise your number bonds and times tables using Top Marks 

English: Now that you have had some time to think about a topic for your own non-chronological report begin to research facts about it. Remember this could be fact or fiction. Examples of non-chronological report that we have done together include Pandora, the Amazon Rainforest and Ancient Egypt. You could choose a particular animal to write a report on or a sport - or use your imagination and make up a mythical creature or place . The options are endless! :-) Planning Template

Reading: Read through chapter 16 and write a letter as Stanley to his mum explaining what it is like being at Camp Green. Activity 

Thursday 14.05.20

Maths: Learning and revision on perimeter. Use the resources to learn and revise how to find the perimeter of a shape. PPT 

Activity QuestionsAnswers

English: Revise the main features of writing a non-chronological report. VideoPPT Begin to think about a topic that you would like to write a non-chronological report on.

RE: Learn all about how and why Muslims celebrate the month of Ramadan. Learning / Activity 1Activity 2

Music: Explore the music of Beethoven through duration and tempo. Watch the BBC Bitesize lesson and use the resources to familiarise with elements of reading music. The web page has much more to explore so click the links and join in! :-) 

Wednesday 13.05.20

Maths: Adding and Subtracting fractions. Use the BBC Bitesize lessons to revise how to find the common denominator and mixed number fractions when adding and subtracting Lesson 1 Lesson 2 Activity 1 Activity 2

English: Use the link to watch the short videos on the Mexican holiday called The Day Of The Dead. Research some further information about why people celebrate this event and what it represents for them. Use the videos (scroll down) to inspire writing a narrative, poem or diary entry imagining that you're part of the festivities. 

Reading: Work through the activity based on the novel Holes

Tuesday 12.05.20

Maths: Missing angles questions / answers Learning support Summer Term 1 week Lesson 4 whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6

Science: Lesson 3 in our topic of Animals including humans is all about heart rate. We have already carried out a similar investigation when learning about different scientific enquiries, however this lesson gives you the opportunity to try the experiment again and see which activity increases your heart rate the most. Presentation / Activity sheet / Video. Challenge yourself to write a detailed paragraph explaining why your heart rate increases during different types of exercise. Next Step

History: This term we will be studying Crime Through Time. Read the presentation and complete the activity sheet. What else do you know about crime and punishment from previous history lessons? Think back to your lesson on Tudors, Romans, Saxons... 

Art: The Pied Piper Appeal in Gloucestershire have asked for our help. Read the information on their web page and have a go at entering their colouring in competition. You never know you might win! 

Monday 11.05.20

Maths: Let's now look at opposite angles questionsanswers Learning support Summer Term Week 1 Lesson 1 whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6
English: Following on from last week, use your planning to write a set of instructions. Remember you must include certain features. Here is another example of a detailed set of instructions and checklist for you to use. The video link and PPT will also support you with remembering how to use imperative verbs and writing in a  chronological order. 

Computing: Check out the BBC Bitesize lesson on algorithms and debugging. Work through some of the activities and link into the online Scratch and Kodu to try out the different programs they have set up. 

Music: You now have access to lessons and learning on Charanga.  Use the welcome letter that has been emailed to you to sign in and find your way around the site. Two Yumu packages (Plastic and Blackbird by the Beatles) have been assigned for you to explore :-) 

Victory In Europe Day! Enjoy some of the activities that I have added to the class page. 

Friday 08.05.20

VE Day PPT - Learn all about why it is a day of celebration. Make your own spitfire with this template. Colour in and enjoy some art work. Can you find all the words in this VE Day wordsearch

Thursday 07.05.20

Maths: Log into your Mathletics account to complete newly assigned activities. Aim to work through these over the next 2 / 3 weeks and check out the Top Tip I posted to help you with your learning. 

Angles in a triangle - questions / answers. To help you understand how to find the angle in a triangle check out the video: Lesson 2 Summer Term week 1 on the White Rose Maths web page.  

English: Now that you have revised some of the features of instructions texts, begin to think about a topic that you could use for writing your own set of instructions. Here is a Year 6 model text for you to read. and some of my ideas that you could use. Make a plan ready for some independent writing next week :-) 

Reading: Read chapter 8 of Holes and use the information to answer the questions

Wednesday 06.05.20

Maths: Multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. Watch the BBC Bitesize clip and read through the PPT. Complete the activity. Can you challenge yourself to answer all the questions? :-)

English: Use the BBC Bitesize video and PPT to learn how to use bullet points in your writing. Try these questions and then check your answers

PE: Team GB have set up some activities that you can try at home. Choose one and have a go! 

Tuesday 05.04.20

Maths: Using your fraction, decimal and percentage knowledge, have a go at these questions / answers

English: Log on to the BBC Bitesize lesson To understand Verbs and Modal Verbs. Watch the videos and work through the activities. 

Reading: BBC Bitesize have a reading lesson based on extracts from The London Eye by Siobhan Dowd. Have a go at the activities and reconnect with the characters. 

 Science: The next lesson in our unit about Animals (including humans), focuses on the heart. This video clip and presentation will teach you all about how it works in our bodies. Try this activity afterwards :-) 

Monday 04.05.20

Maths: Log on to Mathletics and check that you have completed your task list. If you have finished all the set tasks, why not try practising your times tables on Multi Verse or Top Marks

English: What are imperative verbs? Use the PPT for your learning and complete the activities. Wordsearch Activity 1

Reading: Find out all about Gandhi and why he was such an inspirational person. Read the text and answer the questions / answers. Is there anyone else you can think of who is inspirational? You could create a PPT or fact file on this person. 

Friday 01.05.20

Maths: Compare and order fractions using the video to support your learning. Activity 1

English: You have been working on different elements of narrative writing this week and are ready to write a story that includes detailed description of the setting, speech to demonstrate dialogue between characters and a range of punctuation. Use Frozen Kingdom for inspiration and ideas. You could work on this over the next week or two so that you can edit and improve your writing as it develops.

Tip! Remember your interesting sentence starters and paragraphs

GeographyWhat is physical geography? Can you locate any physical features on a world map? Choose a physical features of the earth and design a fact file or power point that tells the reader all about it. You could choose volcanoes / oceans / mountain ranges / world biomes etc. 

Project part 5 - You are now ready to advertise your theme park. Check out the PPT and activities and choose one to complete for the next stage of your project. Advertising / Marketing Budget / Magazine review  

Thursday 30.04.20

Maths: Here is a video to recap your learning on equivalent fractions. Write down the steps that you will need to remember whilst watching the video. Activity 1 Do It & Stretch It questions

English: Use the PPT to remind yourself how to punctuate speech correctly. The PPT discusses direct and indirect speech. Complete the activities. Activity 1 Activity 2

RSE: Although transition to Secondary School is still months ahead, it is always useful to consider questions that you might have before you start your new school :-) Watch the video and make a list of your own questions if you have any. Send them to me and I will try my best to answer them! 

Reading: Following on from yesterday's reading activity, read chapters 4-7 and answer the inference questions relating to the character's thoughts and feelings. 

Wednesday 29.04.20

Maths: Following on from yesterday's lesson - check out the BBC Bitesize lesson on short and long multiplication. 

English: Practise your knowledge of parenthesis BBC Bitesize commas, brackets and dashes.

Art: Try and see if you can make any of these origami animals. Butterfly Frog Lion. My attempt was fairly successful but I'm sure you could do much better! 

Reading: We are going back to Holes. Hopefully you have now had time to read the final chapters and know what happens to Stanley and his friend Zero. Read this extract from chapter one and answer the questions. 

Tuesday 28.04.20

Maths: Long Multiplication - practise your multiplication facts using this wheel.  Now try these questions activity 1 activity 2 If you need some support with your method check out this video

English: Use the BBC Bitesize daily lesson to revise your knowledge of pronouns. Work through the activity sheet. Answers.

REActivity Sheet

Geography: Check out this lesson on The World. Where in the world would you like to visit? Write a short paragraph explaining your chosen destination giving your reasons why. 

Monday 27.04.20

Maths: Time to practise your problem solving skills. Use the video in lesson three on the White Rose Maths web page to support your learning. Try these questions and use the answers to check for any mistakes.  You can also have a go at the BBC Bitesize maths challenges.  

English: Read through the PPT and focus on the slides that discuss how to use a semi colon in your writing. Work through the questions and scroll down on the PDF to check your answers. Challenge: using the setting from Frozen Kingdon, write a short diary entry as if you were visiting the land. Try to include a semi colon as well as parenthesis. 

Science: For the summer term we will be studying Animals including humans. Read through the presentation to learn about the circulatory system. For the paired activity you could change this to an independent activity and write out definitions for each word or create an informative poster. Activity.

Geography: In your reading studies last week you read a text called 7 Wonders of the World. Choose one of these wonders and locate it on a world map. Write a fact file about it and include reasons why you would want to visit this wonder. What do you find interesting about it? 

Friday 24.04.20

Maths: Following on from yesterday's long division learning, try these questions / answers

English: Metaphors and Similes - use the PPT to read and learn how to use metaphors and similes in your writing. Complete the activity sheet (answers on the final page). You can also use the BBC Bitesize resource - What are metaphors and similes? (The link isn't working but easy to find in using Google). 

Science: Read through the presentation and have a go at the activity. Check out What is the Theory of Evolution lesson from National Academy to consolidate your learning. You might even be able to have a go at making your own fossil! 

Tip! When you reach the webpage click on online classroom>year 6>foundation>What is the Theory of Evolution

Reading: Practise your comprehension skills with this fact retrieving lesson

Tip! When you reach the page click on online classroom>year 6>english>reading comprehension>fact retrieval 

Project Part 3 - Estimating running costs PPT & Running costs activity sheet.

Thursday 23.04.20

Maths: Long division can be a little tricky when you can't remember the method to use. Recap your learning by watching video 1 & video 2 and read through the PPT. Try these questions and check your answers at the end. 

English: Using ideas from the text The Frozen Kingdom, use them to write your own short paragraph describing the setting. Try to use a range of sentence openers. Here is a PPT to help you with different openers that will make your writing more interesting. 

RSEThe Importance of Teamwork Watch the videos and read the text on the page to learn about the benefits of teamwork. Think about the strengths you bring to a team. This could be at school, at home or in a club that you attend. Write down all the reasons why you are an amazing person. Activity. If you find this challenging ask your family to help you. Often we don't realise how amazing we are! 

Wednesday 22.04.20

Maths: Watch the video to remind yourself how to divide numbers with decimal remainders. Work through the Do It & Stretch It activities and use the answers to check your calculations. Extra Challenge - activity and answers

English: Watch the video to refresh how we use parenthesis in a sentence. Choose an activity sheet that you feel challenges you. Next, have a go at writing your own sentences linked to Frozen Kingdom. Activity

Reading: Read through the 7 Wonders of the World text and use this to answer the comprehension questions. You will find the answers to the questions at the end of the document.  

RE: Read through the text Stations of the Cross. Consider who you feel was responsible for Jesus' death and complete the activity responsibility pies.  Christians view different situations in different ways. Read through the four perspectives and consider each one. Choose one of the perspectives on the sheet Why Did Jesus Die and complete one of the activities from A, B, C or D. 

Tuesday 21.04.20

Maths: Watch the following video to recap learning on multiples, factors and prime numbers. Use the following link on BBC Bitesize and the activity sheet to test your knowledge. 

Check out the BBC Bitesize daily lesson on Negative Numbers to recap learning from 20.04.20. 

English: Re-read the model text Frozen Kingdom. Using the cloudburst that I have created, re-write the sentences focusing on description. I have highlighted words in green that you could up level using a thesaurus.  Use your descriptive sentences to draw a picture of your Frozen Kingdom.  You could use images from the internet as well as your imagination to inspire your writing. 

Daily lessons (23.04.20) from BBC Bitesize could also be useful for this task! 

Computing: How do search engines work? Read through the material from BBC Bitesize and create an information poster on what you have found out. 

PE: With the weather so warm for Spring it is an ideal time to be outdoors. If you have a trampoline, skipping rope or some outdoor space to set up circuit stations set yourself a challenge for the week. A walk during the day or a bike ride is equally as fun. After more than 10 years (I am ashamed to say) I have finally got back on my bike and have enjoyed getting out and about with my family :-) 

Monday 20.04.20

 Maths: Use the power point Negative Numbers to refresh your learning on negative numbers. Work though the following activities Do It & Stretch It Answers

EnglishRead the text Frozen Kingdom.  Look up the following words: tentatively, inhospitable, avalanche, claustrophobic, diligent, meticulously, absent, peripheral, bountiful, privileged, instantaneously, infinite, muted and write out their dictionary definitions. Read back through the text and these words should now have more meaning. Choose 3 words from the list to write in your own sentence describing the Frozen Kingdom. 

Science: Use the presentation resources to learn about how the genetics we inherit from our parents determines how we look. Presentation 1 Presentation 2 Complete the activities linked to your learning. Activity Next Step Mini Task Challenge 

Art: Here are some thank you posters dedicated to key workers. You might like to choose one to colour in and display in your window. Thank You Posters

Monday 23.03.2020

Mathswww.topmarks.co.uk 

Challenge yourself to hit the question mixed number activity. Miss Jefferies' score - 30/30 

English: Following on from the biography work in class, research a famous author and find out 3 facts about them. 

Reading: Write a prediction for Holes. What do you think will happen to Stanley and Zero next? Will they find someone to keep them safe? Will the warden locate them? 

Tuesday 24.03.2020

Maths: log on to your Mathletics account and complete all activities set. If you need support with adding and subtracting decimals khanacademy.org have plenty of online tutorials that will help you! 

Practise ordering numbers Ordering Numbers (Home Learning)

English: Look at the front cover of 'How to Live Forever'. How to live forever (Home Learning) Explore all the different ways this story might start and end. Write your own narrative and work on it over a few days to edit and improve parts. Think about your success criteria and vocabulary choices. If you can, send them to the above email address as it would be great to read them :-) 

Science: Read the information on peppered moths Peppered Moths Design your own moth that can camouflage into its surroundings Activity Create a fact file on Charles Darwin Charles Darwin Information Sheet What new fact did you learn? 

Wednesday 25.03.2020

 Reading: Read the following text Diary of Anne Frank and answer the comprehension questions. The answers Diary of Anne Frank are available for you to go through once you have completed the task. 

I have uploaded the next two chapters of Holes for you to read. Holes - Holes - Chapter 38 Holes - Chapter 39 Holes - Chapter 39 (1) Holes - Chapter 40 Holes - Chapter 40 (1)  Holes - Chapter 40 (2) 

English: Start your own diary. This could include pictures and interviews with other family members about their thoughts and feelings as well as your own. 

Easter Egg Challenge - Design your own Easter egg in the style of Gaudi. Make a recipe for your egg. What extra treats would you put in yours? Easter Egg 1 Easter Egg 2 Easter Egg 3

Maths: Practise your multiplication Multiplication-Practice-Questions-Year-6 Answers included at the end of the document.

Thursday 26.03.2020

Maths: Work through the following activities and then check your answers.

Using Ratio  Using Ratio Answers      Ratio-and-fractions  Ratio-and-fractions- Answers   Calculating-ratio   Calculating-ratio-2019 Answers  

If you need support, access learning videos at whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/Year-6 

PE: Check out Joe Wick's daily fitness activities - even I've been doing them! :-) youtube.com/watch?v=Rz0go1pTda8 

Design your own circuits activity and ask the family to join in. If you have a skipping rope, practise your skipping skills and speed. 

English: Visit the www.literacyshed.com 

Choose one of the videos and turn it into a storyboard with pictures and short sentences. 

Friday 27.03.2020 

Reading: Finish reading Holes Holes_by_Louis_Sachar1 Complete a book review Book Review

Maths: Read through the power point to refresh your learning on BODMAS. Order of Operations

Complete the activities  Order of Operations - questions  

Order of Operations - Answers

Computing: Complete all activities on Interland including Reality River

Geography: Create a map of your local area. Include key geographical features, six-figure grid referencing and a key.

Monday 30.03.2020

English: Work through the activity sheet Metaphors to familiarise yourself with metaphors. 

Tuesday is a book written by David Wiesner. Watch it in motion using the link literacyshed.com/the-picture-book-shed.html 

Use this story as inspiration for your writing. You could retell the story in your own words as a narrative, write a newspaper article reporting the sighting of the flying frogs, create a non-chronological report all about frogs or another animal that you find interesting, or even write your own poem that describes the flight of the frogs on their nightly adventure. It would be lovely to read some during the week. 

Maths: Think back to the strategies we have been learning in our problem solving sessions and in particular the working backwards strategy. Here are some problems to try. Working Backwards Level 1  Working Backwards Level 2 Working Backwards Level 3 

Choose a level that you feel challenges you. Working Backwards Answers 1 Working Backwards Answers 2

Science:  Read through the presentation of Charles Darwin's discovery of finches whilst on his voyage to the Galapogos Islands. Presentation If possible, complete the practical activity using different objects around the home. Activity You could look for small stones or gravel in the garden instead of millions, or pieces of rice. Adapt the activity where possible if you can. Here is further activity for you to complete Next Step 

Tuesday 31.03.2020

Project Part 1: Try and create your own theme park. Read through the power point and activity sheets to start your project. Theme Park Presentation  This can be an ongoing task for you to complete over the next few weeks :-) Building a Budget Activity Sheet First Draft Map Activity Sheet 

Maths: Work through the arithmetic paper and check your answers on completion. Y6 Arithmetic Rounding Numbers Rounding 

English: Practise your knowledge of word classes Word Class Presentation Word Class Revision Word Class Answers

Wednesday 01.04.2020

Maths: Work though the angles activity sheet Angles and check your answers on completion Angles - answers

RE: Read through the Last Supper presentation The Last Supper. Complete the ordering activity Order the story activity and then draw a comic strip using the sentences to inform your pictures. Comic Strip It would be great to see some of them! 

English: Writing informal and formal letters can be quite tricky at times. Read through the information and then write your own informal and formal emails. How to write an email presentation Try to choose a topic you feel passionate about. An formal email could be to a local MP or world organisation, the informal email could be to a family member or friend. Email template

Thursday 02.04.2020

English: Take a look at the live webcams at Edinburgh Zoo. edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcam If you click on the webcam tab you can watch penguins, koalas, pandas and even a tiger! Design a persuasive poster / leaflet inviting people to view these fantastic animals and visit Edinburgh Zoo. 

Maths: Create your own board game using the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). Remember you can use fractions, decimals and even algebra when using these operations. If you have younger siblings, make an easier for version for them to join in as well! 

Reading: Challenge yourself to read a book in the month of April. If you do not have a book at home you can listen to one for free at stories.audible.com Feel free to send me recommendations of your book and complete a book review telling me all about it. Book Review. 

Art: Have a go at drawing 3D images. Use these video clips to guide you and see what you are able to achieve! youtube.com/watch?v=KnZQYXPJnXU

youtube.com/watch?v=LcWLe_f-wQk youtube.com/watch?v=OAq2X-0FbGM

Friday 03.04.2020

Maths and English

Work through the pages in your SATs revision books and check your answers. Here are the answers for all the questions. Answers English 1 Answers English 2 Answers Maths 1 Answers Maths 2 Answers Maths 3 

Project Part 2 

You can begin work on the next part of your Theme Park - designing a poster that attracts people to visit. Theme Park Presentation Brochure Template If you prefer you can design your poster on the computer.

Explore Harry Potter 

For those of you that are Harry Potter fans I came across this new website that J K Rowling has introduced. wizardingworld.com/collections/harry-potter-at-home You may want to check it out! Ask parents permission

Thank you Sycamore for your fantastic work. Keep it Up! 

Little Book of Experiment

These easy to do experiments are fun and fascinating. 

You could always take some photos and write up what you did. I'd be happy to see if they worked!