Year 6

 

Hello year 6, 

We hope you had a lovely weekend and enjoyed some time outside. This week, Mr Perry will be delivering the live lessons. Alongside the live lesson, there will be a recorded teaching video for one other lesson as well as independent tasks.

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

Thank you and take care,

Miss Walker, Mr Perry and Mrs Wilson 

Friday 22nd January

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

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

English

Today you are going to write an informal letter.  Watch the video below, which explains what to do today.

Friday 22nd January

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

Requested work: Maths quiz to be completed on teams in the assignment folder. 

Basic Skills

English

Watch the video below as Miss Walker will go through your task for today's lesson.

 

Today you are going to finish writing your autobiography. For today's lesson, you need to choose a second event from your timeline. You will write about this event in your autobiography. 

 

We have included the success criteria for your autobiography; make sure you include each aspect of the success criteria. This also includes the features of autobiographies. 

PE

Today you are going to be completing a circuit workout. Watch Mrs Heatlie's video as she will demonstrate each of the exercises. Remember to create four of your own exercises for the workout as well.  

Maths

The live lesson will be at 1pm with Miss Walker and Mrs Wilson. 

 

Today you are going to be converting between metric and imperial units. After the live lesson, please complete the colour group maths quizzes which are on teams in the assignment folder. Once you have completed the quiz, answer the reasoning challenges below in your book.

Reasoning Challenges

Thursday 21st January

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

Requested work: English work to be sent to year6@gwps.org.uk for Miss Walker and Mr Perry to look at and give feedback.

Basic Skills

Maths

Today you are going to be converting between miles and kilometres. Watch the videos below as Miss Walker will go through your task for today's lesson.

 

Art

We are going to be continuing our work about LS Lowry. In today's lesson, you are going to be drawing people in the style of Lowry.

 

To get started, have a look at the figures in the image below.

 

To draw figures in the style of L.S. Lowry, we want you to start by observing people either in real life, in pictures or on TV.  Work out what gives the figure its character (the angle of the body, the position of the arms, how it moves etc).  Draw the figure using as few lines as possible.  Do not include any details, just try and show what the character is like.  

 

Have a look at the painting below to see what the figures look like when there are loads of them together.

English

The live lesson will be at 1pm with Miss Walker and Mrs Wilson. 

 

In yesterday's lesson, you created a timeline of the main events that have happened in your life. You will be using this timeline to choose the events you will write about in your autobiography. You will be writing your autobiography over two days. 

 

 

Today you are going to start writing the autobiography about your life. Look at your timeline and decide which event you would like to write about first in your autobiography. Remember we will be writing in chronological order over the two days. Therefore, you need to have in mind which event you will write about tomorrow. 

 

For example, if we use the timeline below, I might choose to write about my family getting a puppy and my brother being born. When I write the first extract for my autobiography, I need to make sure that the event I write about is my brother's birth. This is because that event happened before my family got a puppy. Remember that autobiographies are written in chronological order. In tomorrow's lesson, I would then be able to write about the second event where my family got a puppy. 

 

We have included the success criteria for your autobiography; make sure you include each aspect of the success criteria. This also includes the features of autobiographies. 

Wednesday 20th January

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

Requested work: Maths work to be sent to year6@gwps.org.uk for Miss Walker and Mr Perry to look at and give feedback.

Basic Skills

English

This week, you are going to be writing an autobiography about yourself. Watch the video below as Miss Walker will go through your task for today's lesson. 

Your task today is to create a timeline of your life. 

Think about the questions below before you start drawing your timeline.

  • When were you born?
  • Were any of your siblings born after you?
  • When did you start primary school?
  • Did you have any important birthdays?
  • Have any other important events happened in your life (e.g. attending a wedding, going on a special holiday). 

 

When you are drawing your timeline, make sure you include a date for each event, a sentence explaining the event, and an image. 

RE

Last week, we looked at the Judeo-Christian creation story, and you created a story map to retell it. This week, we are comparing that creation story to the Islam creation story. 

 

Your task is to read the Islam creation story and identify the similarities and differences between the two creation stories. Once you have identified the similarities and differences, you must write a paragraph comparing the two stories. 

Maths

The live lesson will be at 1pm with Miss Walker and Mrs Wilson. 

 

Volume is measured in millilitres (ml) or litres (l). 

  • 1000 ml = 1 litre

The image below shows you the calculations you need to use when converting between units of volume. 

4.9 litres = 4900 ml         (4.9 x 1000)

5376 ml - 5.376 litres      (5376 ÷ 1000)

Tuesday 19th January

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

Requested work: English work to be sent to year6@gwps.org.uk for Miss Walker and Mr Perry to look at and give feedback.

Basic Skills

Maths

Today you are going to be converting between units of mass. Watch the videos below as Miss Walker will go through your task for today's lesson. 

 

Mass is measured in grams (g) or kilograms (kg). 

  • 1000g = 1kg

 

The image below shows you the calculations you need to use when converting between units of mass. 

7.3 kg = 7300 g    (7.3 x 1000)

5039 g = 5.039 kg (5039 ÷ 1000)

History

Last week, we looked at where the Vikings travelled from and why they came to Britain. The Vikings travelled from their homelands in Norway, Sweden and Denmark (known as Scandinavia). Below are some of the reasons why they travelled to Britain.

Your task is to create an advert (poster) to persuade a Viking crew to travel to Britain. Remember to use persuasive language in your advert to encourage the sailors to travel to Britain. Use the information above in your advert as this will help to persuade the Viking crew.

English

The live lesson will be at 1pm with Miss Walker and Mrs Wilson. 

 

Throughout the week, we will be looking at the main events that have happened in your life and how we can include them in an autobiography. 

 

Today you are going to be writing a diary entry about your first day at school. The image below shows the features of diary entries. I have included the success criteria for your diary entry; make sure you include each aspect of the criteria. 

Monday 18th January

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

Requested work: Maths work to be sent to year6@gwps.org.uk for Miss Walker and Mr Perry to look at and give feedback.

Basic Skills

English

This week, we will be looking at autobiographies. Watch the video below as Miss Walker will go through your task for today's lesson. 

Your task is to convert the given biography extracts into autobiographies. Remember to write in the first person, past tense and include emotions. 

 

  1. Usain Saint Leo Bolt was born on 21st of August 1986 in Sherwood Content, a small town in Trelawny, Jamaica. He is a World and Olympic champion sprinter and many people believe he is the fastest person ever, which has earned him the nickname 'Lightning Bolt.'

 

  1. In the 1998 FIFA World Cup he played all of England's qualifying matches and scored in several important victories. He received a red card for violent conduct in England's match against Argentina. After losing the game, England were eliminated from the competition. David Beckham was made a scapegoat and became the target of criticism and abuse in the media.

 

  1. Roald Dahl was born on 13th September 1916. His father died when Roald was only three in 1919 and Roald was brought up by his mother- Sofie- in a village called Llandaff, near Cardiff. He had one older sister and two younger sisters. In 1922, Roald began at his first school- Elm Tree House. In 1923, he moved to Llandaff Cathedral School. When Roald was nine, in 1925, he was sent to a boarding school called St Peter’s in Weston-Super-Mare, England. He was frightened at first and was very homesick. In 1929, at the age of thirteen, he moved to another boarding school called Repton in Derbyshire. He liked this even less than his previous school, as the teachers were very strict and the older boys bullied the younger boys.

 

  1. At 75, Mary was ready to retire. However, when a phone call asked her to be a judge on The Great British Bake Off, it seemed her career was just beginning. Mary became a much-loved member of the show and something of a style icon. In 2012, she was awarded a CBE for her services to culinary arts, and has received numerous other accolades, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Guild of Food Writers and an honorary degree from Bath Spa University (home to her former catering college).

 

  1. In 1994, J.K. Rowling moved to Edinburgh (Scotland) with her daughter. While she was living in Edinburgh, she finished writing her first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone; the book that was going to make her known around the world. Even though she had never written a book before, Bloomsbury published her first book in 1996.

 

  1. Jacqueline Wilson wrote her first children’s novel in the late 1970s called Nobody’s Perfect. In 1991, The Story of Tracey Beaker was published, which was a huge success. It was shortlisted for two top awards- the Smarties Prize and Carnegie Medal. Since then, Jacqueline has written around forty children’s books which have been published around the world. Some of her most popular books include The Lottie Project, The Suitcase Kid and Double Act.

Science

Last week, we classified animals by sorting and grouping them based on their similarities and differences. Did everyone sort and group the animals in the same way? Scientists need to use a standard recognised method for classifying living things. Think about why this would be important. 

 

Carl Linnaeus was a Swedish scientist who believed it was very important to have a standard system of classification. At the time he was alive, in the 1700s, there was no agreed standard method. Linnaeus collected and examined over 40,000 specimens of plants, animals and shells. In 1735, he published his first edition of ‘Systema Naturae’, which described his system for classifying living things. Over the next several years, Linnaeus continued to publish new editions of ‘Systema Naturae’ that included more species of living things. His tenth edition was published in 1758 and is considered to be the most important edition.

Task One: In your book, write a paragraph that explains what the Linnaean system is. 

 

Task Two: Use the following website to classify the given animals, using the Linnaean system. https://animaldiversity.org When you load the website, type the name of the animal in the search bar and find the classification. 

Use these headings to write your classification for each animal.

  • Domain
  • Kingdom
  • Phylum
  • Class
  • Order
  • Family
  • Genus
  • Species

Maths

The live lesson will be at 1pm with Miss Walker and Mrs Wilson. 

 

Today you are going to be converting between units of length. Length is measured in millimetres (mm), centimetres (cm), metres (m) or kilometres (km).

  • 1 cm = 10 mm
  • 1 m = 100 cm
  • 1 km = 1000 m
  • 1 cm is about the width of a staple
  • 1 m is about the width of a single bed

The image below shows you the calculations you need to use when converting between units of length. 

5.9 cm = 59 mm    (5.9 x 10)

769 cm - 7.69 m (769 ÷ 100)