Year 6

 

Hi year 6, 

We can't believe it is now your last week in primary school. Over the week, we've got lots of fun activities for you which will allow you to reminisce about your time at George Washington Primary School. We are looking forward to seeing you all today on teams for our live lessons. Make sure you check the times carefully as we will be doing separate live sessions for each class.

Please contact year6@gwps.org.uk if you have any questions. 

Thank you and take care,

Miss Walker, Mr Perry and Mrs Wilson 

Friday 16th July

 

6JP Live Teams meeting will be at 1:45pm-2:15pm.

 

We are not asking for any work to be e-mailed today, but would like you to have it ready for our live teams meeting.

Basic Skills

Art

It's Friday and that means it is time for Achiever of the Week.  For this week, every single one of you is the achiever.  You have all done so well this year that we think you all deserve a special certificate.  Unfortunately we aren't in school so we would like you to design your own.  Don't forget to say what you think you have done especially well this year.  We will have a look at your certificates during our live lesson.  Have a look below to see what our certificates look like - but I am sure you can do better!

English

Just a quick task for today.  Have a think about your time in school and make a list of the five best memories you have.  Think about what happened and how it made you feel.  You could also say what made the memory one of your best.  We will talk about your memories in our live lesson.

PE

 One last workout to get you moving.

Thursday 15th July

6CW Live Teams meeting will be at 1:00pm-1:30pm.

6JP Live Teams meeting will be at 1:45pm-2:15pm.

Requested work: English work to be emailed to year6@gwps.org.uk

Basic Skills

Maths

Complete the logic puzzle in the image below. There is an example of a table to record your results. 

End of Year Summary

Art

Watch the video below to learn how to create optical illusion drawings. 

PE

Complete the workout below. 

Wednesday 14th July

6CW Live Teams meeting will be at 1:00pm-1:30pm.

6JP Live Teams meeting will be at 1:45pm-2:15pm.

Requested work: English work to be emailed to year6@gwps.org.uk

Basic Skills

Maths

Complete the logic puzzles in the images below. For each puzzle, there is an example of a table to record your results. 

English

Today you are going to finish your booklet about your time at George Washington Primary School. 

Year 7 Transition

 Use the website link below to find the transition activities from Oxclose. On their website, you will find introductory videos from the Head Teacher and Head of Foundation School. They have included sample lessons for each subject and have included activities for you to complete.

 

https://www.oxclose.net/app/os#!welcome/year-6-transition 

PE

Complete the workout below. 

Tuesday 13th July

6CW Live Teams meeting will be at 1:00pm-1:30pm.

6JP Live Teams meeting will be at 1:45pm-2:15pm.

Requested work: Artwork to be emailed to year6@gwps.org.uk

Basic Skills

Art

You are going to be creating your own pieces of artwork in the style of Charlie Mackesy- the author of ‘The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse’. Within his artwork, he includes inspirational quotes which are shown through conversations between the characters. 

 

Watch the video below to listen to the book. While you are listening and looking at the illustrations, choose your three favourite quotes. 

 

Once you have watched the video, you can create your own artwork in this style. We would like you to either create your own quotes, research quotes, or use ones in the book. Below the video, we have included some examples from the book. We would love to see your artwork and share it with staff and children in school.

English

Today you are going to continue with your memories booklet based on your time at George Washington Primary School. The next section is going to be based on your favourite memories. 

Maths

When completing sudoku puzzles, there are not many rules that you have to follow. Look at the example below. The numbers 1 to 4 (it's a 4 by 4 grid) must be filled in each row, column and box. Each number can and must be filled in only once. Your job is to work out the missing numbers in the puzzle. Start in the column or row that has the most information. 

 

Complete the sudoku puzzles in the documents below.

 

PE

Monday 12th July

6CW Live Teams meeting will be at 1:00pm-1:30pm.

6JP Live Teams meeting will be at 1:45pm-2:15pm.

Requested work: Art work to be emailed to year6@gwps.org.uk

 

Basic Skills

Maths

In a magic square, the sum of each row, column and diagonal is the same. Complete the magic square puzzles in the documents below. 

Green Magic Squares

Yellow Magic Squares

Pink Magic Squares

English

Today you are going to start creating a memories booklet based on your time at George Washington Primary School. Use the templates below to create your own booklet.

Art

You are going to create a poster based around your memories of George Washington Primary School. Your design must include the word 'memories' in it. Look at the examples below for some ideas. Make sure your poster is as colourful as possible. 

 

Here are some ideas for your poster:

  • School trips
  • Gibside residential
  • Favourite subjects
  • PE lessons
  • Clubs
  • School competitions

Friday 9th July

Live Teams meeting will be at 1:00-1:30pm.

Requested work: English work to be emailed to year6@gwps.org.uk

 

To celebrate England reaching the final of Euro 2020, the children may want to join the teams call wearing

red and white.

Basic Skills

English

In today's lesson, you are going to finish writing your Replay story. Watch the video clip below to remind yourself of the events that take place.

In today's lesson, you need to write the following parts of your story. 

 

  • Lana wakes up the next morning and tries to wake up Theo. Suddenly she realises he isn't there.
  • As she searches the bunker, she notices that the casette player (which had the recordings on) has disappeared.
  • Lana realises Theo has made his way towards Riverdale.
  • She quickly gathers her gas mask and heads out in search of her brother.
  • Theo is walking along the main road towards the town and realises it is now abandoned.
  • As he walks around the town, he notices the buildings are now derelict and dilapidated.
  • While exploring the abandoned town, Theo turns on the casette player.

 

  • As Theo walks through the derelict streets, he hears the sound of water running. However, there is no water there.
  • Without warning, he hears a car horn beeping and moves out of the way. Once again, there is no actual noise. He is actually hearing the sounds on the casette player.
  • As he turns the corner, he enters the school playground; this is deserted and the rides are rusty.
  • Suddenly, he hears children laughing and playing and begins to hallucinate. He nows sees the children in front of him.
  • Because he thinks the children are real, Theo removes his gas mask and breathes in the toxic air.

 

Here is the success criteria for you to use when writing your story. 

Geography

As part of our work linked to Sports Week, you are going to be learning about Argentina, a country in South America. 

 

Before answering the questions below, read the information sheet and carry out your own research. 

 

  1. What continent is Argentina on?
  2. What language do they speak in Argentina?
  3. Which countries does Argentina share land borders with?
  4. What is the capital of Argentina?
  5. What currency is used?
  6. Name three famous landmarks in Argentina.
  7. What are the most popular sports?
  8. What is the name of the famous dance that was originated in Argentina?
  9. Name the two most famous footballers from Argentina?
  10. Why is the Argentina football team famous?

Maths

The live lesson will take place at 1:00pm with Miss Walker and Mrs Wilson. 

 

Today you are going to be using your understanding of percentages to solve questions about pie charts. 

Reading Comprehension

Your questions are included in the document with the information text. 

Green Comprehension

Yellow Comprehension

Pink Comprehension

Thursday 8th July

Live Teams meeting will be at 1:00-1:30pm.

Requested work: Maths work to be emailed to year6@gwps.org.uk

Basic Skills

Maths

 You are going to be finding percentages of amounts in today's lesson. Look at the image below to remind you how to calculate the different percentages. 

Here are your calculations for today. Write out the question in your book and show your working out underneath. Once you have finished, there are some reasoning challenges below for you to complete. 

English

In today's lesson, you are going to start writing your retell of the video Replay. You will be finishing your story in tomorrow's lesson. Watch the video clip below to remind yourself of the events that take place.

Read the example below to see how you could start the opening of your story. 

 

Time was against her. She knew she had to be quick. There was nothing else she could do. Sprinting across the deserted land, Lana darted towards the door in front of her as dust rose around her. As she reached the door, she realised the handle was too stiff. Was she going to make it back in time? Without hesitation, she pulled as hard as she could and to her delight the wheel turned. It was open! She was just in time: her oxygen alarm had begun to sound. Once the door was closed, Lana carefully removed her oxygen mask; she was thankful to breathe in clean air again.

 

 

In today's lesson, you need to write the following parts of your story. 

 

  • Lana is running across the desert when her oxygen levels start to decrease.
  • She reaches the bunker just in time and turns on the safety lever to disperse the toxic air.
  • The red light turns green to signal that the air is clean; she can now remove her gas mask.
  • She goes into the bunker and sees her younger brother- Theo.
  • Lana shares the supplies she has gathered from the town with Theo (flashlight and recording).
  • They listen to the sounds from the past, including children playing in a park.
  • As it is late, both the children go to bed.

 

Here is the success criteria for you to use when writing your story. 

Geography

As part of Sports Week, we are going to be learning about countries associated with the Olympics. We will be focusing on countries in South America. 

 

South America is the fourth largest continent in size and the fifth largest in population. It is located primarily in the southern hemisphere. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. The geography of South America is dominated by the Andes Mountain Range and the Amazon River (second longest river in the world). 

 

Watch the video clip to recap the countries that form the continent of South America.

You are going to create a mini fact file about the location of South America and the countries that form this continent. Your fact file should include the following information.

 

  • The location of South America in the world
  • Which hemisphere is it part of?
  • How its location relates to the equator and the importance of this
  • The different regions of South America and the countries that are included in these regions (north, east, south and west)
  • Use of geographical language

- Continent
- Hemisphere
- Equator
- North/North-east/East/South-east/South/South-west/West/North-west

Previous Home Learning Tasks

Achievers of the Week

6CW - William Hall                                                      6JP - Deacon Richards

Friday 5th March

Live Teams meeting will be at 1:00-1:30pm.

Requested work: complete the fractions quiz which can be found on Teams.

Basic Skills

English

Watch the video lesson to find out about creating a storyboard for your sequel to ‘The Rocketeer’ as if it were being turned into a film.  Write a film review of your sequel.  Have a look below the video to find out what to include in your film review. 

Reading 

Listen to Miss Roxburgh read the next three chapters of The Danger Gang. 

SPaG

Visit the BBC Home Learning website to find out about using commas for clarity. 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrdyvk7

Maths

The live lesson will take place at 1:00pm with Mr Perry and Mrs Wilson. 

Today you are going to be looking at solving problems involving fractions.  After the lesson, there is a quiz to complete on Teams.

PE

Join in with Mrs Heatlie's PE video.

Thursday 4th March

Live Teams meeting will be at 1:00-1:30pm.

Requested work: Little Red Riding Hood story to be emailed to year6@gwps.org.uk

 

World Book Day

Today is World Book Day, so all of our activities are to do with books or reading. 

 

Have a look on our World Book Day page to see if you can unmask the masked reader.

Basic Skills

World Book Day

 Listen to Miss Roxburgh read the next chapter of The Danger Gang.   Once you have listened to the story, we would like you to write a review of the chapter.  You could talk about the chapters you have heard before as well.  Have a look below the video to see what to include in your review. 

World Book Day   

In our live lesson, we are going to be writing an alternative version of Little Red Riding Hood.  We would like you to design a book cover for your version of the story.  You could draw a book outline like the one below for your cover.  We have also put an image of a different version of the story for you to look at.

World Book Day

The live lesson will take place at 1:00pm with Mr Perry and Mrs Wilson. 

Today you are going to be writing an alternative version of Little Red Riding Hood.  Have a look at the video below to remind yourself of the story.  Look below the video to see what we would like you to include in your story.

 

When you write your own version, have a think about what you could change.  You could have different characters or a different setting or even a different ending.

Read, Read, Read

Read something!  Reread an old favourite or pick up a book that you have never read before.  Read a comic or a magazine.  Read to yourself, an adult or a brother or sister.  Perhaps you could write a review to recommend it to someone else.

Wednesday 3rd March

Live Teams meeting will be at 1:00-1:30pm.

Requested work: Maths work to be emailed to year6@gwps.org.uk

Basic Skills

English

In the video lesson, Mr Perry will go through your work for today which involves planning a sequel to 'The Rocketeer'.  Have a look below the video to find a copy of the example plan.

RE

Read the information below to find out about Good Friday.  While you are reading the information, decide what the important events are and use them to create a timeline to show what happened.

Maths

The live lesson will take place at 1:00pm with Mr Perry and Mrs Wilson. 

Today you are going to be adding and subtracting mixed numbers.

Times Table Test

 How well do you know your times tables?

 

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check

 

Press on ‘Play Game’ to start.

Choose which times table you want to test by pressing ‘Adjust Difficulty’. 

To challenge yourself, use all of the times tables.

How many questions can you answer correctly?

Tuesday 2nd March

Live Teams meeting will be at 1:00-1:30pm.

Requested work: English work to be emailed to year6@gwps.org.uk

Basic Skills

Maths

Watch the video below to have another look at adding and subtracting fractions.  After you have watched the video, there are some questions to answer and some reasoning challenges.

History

Have a look at the information below about life in Viking Britain.  We would like you to compare food, clothes, homes and jobs in Viking Britain with life now.  You could draw some Venn diagrams like the ones below to help you record your ideas.

English

The live lesson will take place at 1:00pm with Mr Perry and Mrs Wilson. 

Today you are going to be looking at writing a film review.  It might be a good idea to watch 'The Rocketeer' again before the lesson.

 

Before the lesson, watch the short film below.

 

Reading

Visit the BBC home learning website to learn about selecting key pieces of information from a text and evaluating the text while giving a personal opinion.

 

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

 

Monday 1st March

Live Teams meeting will be at 1:00-1:30pm.

Requested work: Maths work to be emailed to year6@gwps.org.uk

Basic Skills

English

Watch the short film 'The Rocketeer' before you watch the video lesson below.  In the video lesson, Mr Perry will go through your work for today which involves writing the story of 'The Rocketeer'.  Have a look below the video to find the plan that we looked at in the lesson and some images from the film to help you.  There is also a list of what we would like you to include in your story.

 

Science

Use the correct electrical circuit symbols to draw the circuits described below.  Will the circuits work?  If they won't, can you say why?

Maths

The live lesson will take place at 1:00pm with Mr Perry and Mrs Wilson. 

Today you are going to be adding and subtracting fractions. 

 

PE Challenge

The PE challenge for today is all about balancing.

Achievers of the Week

6CW - Matthew Brock                                                        6JP - Willow Ashton