Hello Year 6!

How are you all? It really is getting harder and harder to not see all of your smiling, happy faces in school. It is so quiet without you! We are really pleased with how many of you have been having a go at the quizzes on Kahoot! This week you have some more PIN’s – one is more of a general knowledge quiz! Have a look further down the page for the PIN codes.

We have received lots of emails from you showing us your fabulous efforts at home, it is so nice to see that you are trying to have a balance between written work and practical activities. Thank you if you have shared some work with us, please continue to send any pictures or work to our class email year6@eastbierleyprimary.com.

It is really important that you continue to partake in physical exercise – you can now go outside for an unlimited amount so take advantage of that and get some boot camp style activities going on – we received a video of someone in our class completing a circuit in their garden last week.  It would be great to see some more of you joining in on the challenge!

Remember to keep safe and look after the people around you, we miss you very much and look forward to a possible return.

Miss Tipple, Mrs Moxon, Mrs Baines and Mrs Webb


Any learning that you do at home, please take a picture and email it to us at year6@eastbierleyprimary.com or tweet us @eastbierleyPS

Weekly Maths Tasks

Get your child to watch this video to understand the difference between reflection, translation and rotation.
Place several household objects on the ground indoors or in the garden spaced apart. Blindfold your child using a scarf and using the positional language, such as turn left, right, forwards,, clockwise etc, give them instructions to lead them to the items. You could say something like: “Turn 90 degrees left, move forwards 3 spaces.” Can your child follow the given instructions to find the object? Then swap  over and make a new course, can your child give the instructions necessary to get you to the items?
Using this online resource, ask your child to make a pattern and then reflect it. Or try this activity that allows reflecting, translating and rotating practice.
You have ten garage, ten studio and ten arena challenges per week on TTRS.

You also have MyMaths to complete for this week – it is based on finding the area of triangles and parallelograms.

Play catch. Each time the ball is caught, count up in a particular multiple (this could be any number between 2 and 100). If the ball is dropped, start again. It can be made harder by spacing out or by giving a higher target number – sort of like the bean bag game we play at school.

Weekly Reading Tasks

Ask your child to read the sports pages of a newspaper and consider the language used. They could add interesting language to a sports’ word bank.
Here is a reading comprehension activity about circus performers. Ask your child to read the text in under 3 minutes and complete the questions.
Ask your child to listen to and read along with Arundel Swimming Pool. Ask your child to summarise each verse using one word only.
Encourage your child to listen to a free age-appropriate audiobook here, choose a book from Oxford Owl or continue with their chapter book.
Read chapter 29 from our class novel ‘Where the World Turns Wild’. Make a list of all the words that you do not know the meaning of.  Use a dictionary or ask an adult to define them for you.

Read chapter 30 – 35 over the course of the week. Write a  50 word summary of what happens in these chapters or draw a cartoon strip for each chapter – the choice is yours!

Weekly Spelling Tasks

Can your child list sport related noun phrases and verbs that correspond with each letter of the alphabet? Eg.  The amazing acrobats, Some brilliant ball skills – these are noun phrases as they contain a determiner, an adjective and a noun. This will support their writing tasks.
Can your child complete this word search which focuses on words ending in -cial or -tial? Can they find the meanings of these words too?
Go on spelling frame and practise the lists 53 and 54.
Can your child unscramble these sporting words: queenmipt, poicmlys, tannidmob, cagminssty & pochmashpini.
Pick 5 Common Exception words from the Year 5/6 spelling list. Challenge your child to spell them as you throw a ball to each other. Everytime the ball is thrown the next letter must be said.

Weekly Writing Tasks

Task your child with writing two newspaper articles on a sport of their choice, one reporting on an event and the other reporting ‘behind the scenes’. They could watch the game on Youtube or on demand TV if there is a particular game they would like to write about. Pay attention to the different language that will be used in each. Can your child include direct speech from ‘interviews’? They could present this on Word or Google Docs if they have access to a PC.
Ask your child to choose a sports person they admire. Encourage them to create a biography which tells the story of their life in chronological order.
Ask your child to choose a sport which is popular in another country and write an information report, giving key details about the sport and its history.
Your child could create a persuasive leaflet for a new school sports club.

They should use persuasive language including modal verbs (e.g. will, should) and adverbs of possibility (certainly, probably).


STEM  Learning Opportunities

Heart Beaters

Can you tickle yourself? How many litres of blood do you have in your body? How many times does your heart beat in a day? Test your family with a body trivia quiz.  Create your own cards or download some from here: https://bit.ly/2RFJVRN

The complete resource can be downloaded here: https://bit.ly/3a9VtTU

Kahoot Pins:

Geography Landmarks - 03521542

EU flags - 09733763

Maths Arithmetic – 06600248

KS2 SPaG - 03931055

Additional Learning Resources

BBC Bitesize - Lots of videos and learning opportunities for all subjects.

Classroom Secrets Learning Packs - Reading, writing and maths activities for different ages.

Twinkl - Click on the link and sign up using your email address and creating a password. Use the offer code UKTWINKLHELPS.

White Rose Maths online maths lessons. Watch a lesson video and complete the worksheet (can be downloaded and completed digitally).

Times Table Rockstars and Numbots. Your child can access both of these programmes with their school logins. On Times Table Rockstars, children should aim to play Soundcheck for 20 minutes daily.

IXL online. Click here for Year 6. There are interactive games to play and guides for parents.

Mastery Mathematics Learning Packs. Take a look at the mastery mathematics home learning packs with a range of different activities and lessons

Y6 Talk for Writing Home-school Booklets are an excellent resource to support your child’s speaking and listening, reading and writing skills

Learning Project - to be completed through the week

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about sports and games. Learning may focus on the history of sport, sporting-heroes, physical challenges and performance.

Sport Genius- Ask your child to research about sporting history and see how many different facts they can find out about sports from the past. Ask them to create their own sporting trivia quiz which they can test out on members of the household. Or place different sporting events from the last 100 years onto a timeline.

Sporting Heroes- Get your child to select their favourite sporting star. Then they can draw a portrait of them in the style of the famous pop artist Roy Lichtenstein using felt tip pens or paint. Share their creation at #TheLearningProjects.

Name that Sport - Get your child to create an orienteering map of your home/garden. At each location they will need to create a question relating to a sport e.g. Which sport has the most rules? The answers can then be recorded on an orienteering sheet. How about giving them a challenge? Can they create an answer that begins with the letter of the next location? Get your child to test it out on a family member.

Beat It!- Begin by getting your child to measure their resting heart rate by counting how many beats in a minute. Then get them to carry out an exercise e.g. running, skipping, star jumps etc. for 3 minutes. Once they have completed this they are to carry out a recovery activity e.g. walking or sitting and see how long it takes for their heart rate to go back to normal. Ask them to repeat this with different recovery exercises to see which is the most effective at getting their heart rate back to normal the quickest. Can they create a way of showing their results?

Anyone Can Be a Champion!- This activity is all about exploring the diversity of sport. Ask your child to research the history of the Paralympics . Discuss why we have the Paralympics. Get your child to create a poster which presents the importance of the Paralympics and the range of different sports there are.