Home Learning

For those of you learning at home this week, keep checking this page for your home-learning tasks.

We hope that you are all doing well and staying safe! Over the next few weeks we will be setting you 5 short tasks each day. Try to complete as many as you can. Share your learning or ask for help on Class Dojo (or e-mail stanneshomelearning@sthelens.org.uk). You can also go onto Reading Plus, TT Rock Stars and Spelling Shed as much as you like! All worksheets you need are at the bottom of this page. If you don't have a printer, just write your answers on paper.

For any queries about passwords or home learning activities, contact the email address below and somebody will respond during school hours 9-3.15 Monday-Friday:

stanneshomelearning@sthelens.org.uk 

Click on this image below to find links to all of our home-learning platforms and other useful websites.

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Monday 18th May

Task 1 - Arithmetic (Monday)

Task 2 - Maths - Multiply and Divide by 10, 100 and 1000

Worksheets and answers can be downloaded at the bottom of this page. For a video to guide you through the lesson, follow the link to the White Rose Website.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

Task 3 - English - The Dreadful Menace

This week we are going to be looking at a poem that was used in adverts for the 2014 winter olympics. First, watch the clip "The Dreadful Menace" at the bottom of this page and look at the words of the poem.

 

Answer these questions:

1) Who or what is being spoken about?

2) Who is standing on the ridge? Why?

3)  Why was this used as the advertising for the Winter Olympics?

4) What patterns do you notice in the poem?

5) What is your favourite line? Why do you like it? Why is it powerful?

This poem uses lots of figurative language. I would like you to find out  what is meant by the following things: metaphor, simile, personification, hyperbole, symbolism, alliteration, onomatopoeia and find one example of each in the poem. Write in your books, underline on the text or fill in the worksheet at the bottom of the page.

Task 4 - 1 lesson on Reading Plus/ 10 minutes on TT Rockstars

Task 5

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. Today I would like you to come up with your top 5 tips for looking after your mental health during lockdown. Share them as a poster, a video clip or an animation. With parental permission, I would like to put all your ideas together into a podcast to post onto our class page later in the week.

 

Tuesday 19th May

Task 1 - Arithmetic (Tuesday)

Task 2 - Maths - Multiply Decimals by Integers

Worksheets and answers can be downloaded at the bottom of this page. For a video to guide you through the lesson, follow the link to the White Rose Website.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

Task 3 - English - The Dreadful Menace

Following on from your learning yesterday, we are going to do some more work on figurative language. 

Watch the clip "The Dreadful Menace" (at the bottom of this page) again.

1) Personification.
Personification is when we give human traits to non-living things. Look at the Lesson 2 English sheet where there is a list of things to personify. Choose 5 items from the list to write a personification sentence for. Here are a few examples:

Clinging to the side of the mountain, the trees whispered menacingly to each other as the wind rushed through them.

The moon observed the scene below with amusement, wondering who would win .

2) Metaphors.

A metaphor is when we say something is something else to compare it (we don't use as or like).

Look again at the Lesson 2 English sheet where there is a list of things from the clip. Write a sentence with a metaphor for the remaining 5 items from the list. Here are a few examples:

The icicles were sharp spears waiting to attack.

The darkening sky was a blanket smothering the ground below.

Task 4 - 1 lesson on Reading Plus/ 10 minutes on TT Rockstars

Task 5 - Science - Classification

What is classification? Watch the bbc bitesize science clip to find out more. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zn22pv4/articles/z3nbcwx

Today, I want you to carry out your own science experiment. Think about 10-15 people you know well (family, friends, neighbours) and their characteristics. Gather your data and record in the tally chart in the classification handout at the bottom of the page. Use your data to create a bar graph of your findings.

Extension: Do some more research and explain why you think classification is important to scientists and why they collect and analyse data?

 

 

Wednesday 20th May

Task 1 - Arithmetic (Wednesday)

Task 2 - Maths - Divide decimals by integers

Worksheets and answers can be downloaded at the bottom of this page. For a video to guide you through the lesson, follow the link to the White Rose Website.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

Task 3 - English - The Dreadful Menace

Following on from your learning yesterday, you are going to have a go at using figurative language to create your own poem. 

Watch the clip "The Dreadful Menace" (at the bottom of this page) again and ready through your metaphors and personification from yesterday.

1) Similes.
Similes are similar to metaphors as they both compare things. Similes use "as" or "like" to compare. Watch this clip to make sure you understand the difference (either click on the link below or scroll down to the bottom of the page).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoSBVNUO2LU

Check your sentences from yesterday are similes not metaphors. Now, write 3 simile sentences about the Dreadful Menace. Some examples below...

The wind was like a wolf howling at the moon.

The moon was like an eye, watching all going on below.

The icicles were as deadly as daggers.

2) Write your own poem.

Watch the film clip one lase time, use your sentences from the past couple of days to help you to write a poem. It should have 3 verses, each verse 4 lines long. It doesn't have to rhyme, but you can make it rhyme if you want a challenge. Here's an example written by another Y6 pupil...

Task 4 - 1 lesson on Reading Plus and 10 minutes on TT Rockstars

Task 5 - Science - Classification

How do scientists classify living things? What do we mean by characteristics? Watch the clip by following the link below. Make some notes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITrRMiQB8g4

Today, I want you to be a scientist and create your own classification key by looking at the characteristics of objects you have around you. Choose 6-8 objects (more if you want a challenge) - sweets, leaves, toys, anything. Think about what questions you could ask to differentiate between them. Then get someone at home to test it out to see if your questions correctly classify your chosen objects.Look at the examples below.

Here's a more complicated example:

Extension: Find out 5 facts about Carl Linnaeus. What has he got to do with classification?

 

 

Thursday 21st May

Task 1 - Arithmetic (Thursday)

Task 2 - Maths - Decimals as Fractions

Worksheets and answers can be downloaded at the bottom of this page. For a video to guide you through the lesson, follow the link to the White Rose Website.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

Task 3 - English - The Dreadful Menace

Today we are going to look at exaggerations and hyperbole. Exaggerations
are believable twists of the truth - the over-the-top, ridiculous statements
are hyperbole. They are both often used in literacy- particularly hyperbole and in
persuading people- the creamiest chocolate in the entire world, the shampoo with helps
your hair shimmer like the sun etc.

1) Can you come up with 3 slight exaggerations
and 3 examples of hyperbole about the lovely sunshine we had yesterday.

e.g. It was so hot, it was like living in a tropical climate. (exaggeration)

It was so hot it was like being in the centre of an exploding volcano. (hyperbole)

2) Today I would like you to write an extreme weather warning. Choose your weather and come up with some exaggerations and hyperboles. Then put them together into 4-5 sentences to create an extreme weather warning. 

Task 4 - 1 lesson on Reading Plus and 10 minutes on TT Rockstars

Task 5 - Science - Classification

Today, I would like you to produce a poster about animal classification. The five most well known classes of vertebrates (animals with backbones) are mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians. Research and find out what characteristics  they have. Also find out about crustaceans - why do these not belong to the vertebrates categories.

When you have produced your poster, use the information you have found to classify the animals on the worksheet. Give reasons for your choices.

 

Friday 22nd May

Task 1 - Arithmetic (Friday)

Task 2 - Maths - Friday Family Challenge

Worksheets and answers can be downloaded at the bottom of this page. Q 1-6 are suitable for Y6, but they the others if you want a challenge!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z489d6f

Task 3 - English - Dragon Comprehension

Sheets at the bottom of the page

 Task 4 - Try our kahoot to see how much you've learned this week (Game Pin: 01459487)

(plus lessons on Reading Plus if you've not been on this week)

Task 5 - Kindness Friday

To finish off Mental Health Awareness Week I would like you to do something kind for somebody else - write a letter, make a phonecall, bake a cake - anything that will make somebody smile.

Then spend some time being kind to yourself - read a book, listen to music, do some sport, go for a walk, dance - whatever makes you happy!

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