Hi Year 6!

I hope you have all had a good week at home for your first week of home learning! We have missed you in school, it's been very quiet but we are so glad that you are safe at home.
We have been looking on our online platforms to see which of you have been using MyMaths, TTRS and SpellingShed - please make sure you keep up the hard work and for those of you who haven't accessed it yet, try to get on at some point over the next couple of days. One of your tasks was to make some bread, either sweet or savoury, we would love to see some pictures of what you have made! You could tweet us @eastbierleyPS with some photos of your final products. If we get at least ten replies, one of us will make some of our own bread and tweet about it too!
If you haven't had chance to do some PE each day, have a look at Joe Wicks workout that he does at 9am every morning! He will have you working as hard as Miss Tipple did in bootcamp!
Keep yourselves safe and look after the people around you.
We look forward to hearing from you all.
Miss Tipple, Mrs Moxon, Mrs Baines and Mrs Webb
Click here for a printable copy of this week's learning pack

Weekly Maths Tasks

You have 10 festival sessions a day to complete on Times Table Rockstars. You also have the normal weekly sessions of 10 studio, 10 garage and 10 arena to complete.  If your child works on Numbots in school they can access this with the same login.

In your packs, you have daily calculation questions. Do one set of questions each day.

Complete Corbett Maths questions.

You have taken home some practice SAT tests for maths. You have 6 papers- two arithmetic and four reasoning papers. Try to complete two papers a week. If you don’t know how to answer the questions ask an adult at home or try looking on bbc bitesize for some help.

You have lots of MyMaths set. It is all recaps based on things you have already learnt in school. Some of it covers things you learnt last year in year 5. Try to complete two a week.


Weekly Reading Tasks

Ask your child to read a chapter from a book you have at home.  It could be our class novel ‘Where the World turns Wild’ or another book they are currently reading.

Following this, ask your child to summarise the events from the chapter. They could bullet point what happened, create a comic strip or present the information in their own creative way.

Take part in 20 minutes of DEAR time every day.

Encourage your child to note down any unfamiliar words from the chapter they have read. Explore the meanings of these words by using a dictionary, reading around the sentence or using print conventions.

Challenge your child to read something around the house that isn’t a book. They can then complete their reading diary following this.

You will need to sign up for free and then log on to Oxford Owl and read a book that matches your age range. There are lots of E-books to choose from.

Weekly Spelling Tasks

Encourage your child to practise the Year 5/ 6 Common Exception Words (see list)

Then ask your child to choose 5 Common Exception words. They can then write a synonym, antonym, the meaning and an example of how to use the word in a sentence.

Practise spellings on Spelling Frame.

You have four weeks of spelling practice to complete in your packs.

Get your child to proofread their writing from the day. They can use a dictionary to check the spelling of any words that they found challenging. This will also enable them to check that the meaning of the word is suitable for the sentence.

Please go on Spelling Shed and play as many games as you can.

Weekly Writing Tasks

You have writing tasks to do in your packs. Choose one to do this week.

Your child can think about a member of their family who is a hero/heroine to them. They can then create an information report about their chosen hero/heroine. Why not encourage them to interview that person and include some direct quotes from the interview?

What makes your family different to other families? What makes them the same? Ask your child to write a poem about their family, they may even want to perform it too.

Write a short story, no longer than 500 words on a picture of your choice. Use www.pobble365.com  if you need some pictures.

Learning Project - to be completed through the week

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to gain a better understanding of their own family. Learning may focus on the different makeup of families, what traditions your family has, stories linked to your family etc.

Music from the Past - Research music from the decade your parents, grandparents or other older family members were born. What were the most popular bands or singers during this time? Perform a song from this decade and create your very own dance routine. Send us a video, we’d love to see what you come up with!

Portraits and Photography-  Take portrait photographs of your family members considering light and textures. Following this, use the photographs to draw portraits in pen considering light and tone.

Classification- Design a classification key based on the simple physical features of your family. Test out the keys on each member of their family. Only use ‘yes’ or ‘no’ questions.

Nature vs Nurture- Speak to your parents about your appearance, your personality and your dreams for the future. How much of this do you believe is determined by your genes? How much of this is determined by your family/upbringing? Ask them to decide which traits are due to nature and which traits are due to nurture e.g. hobbies and interests or sense of humour. Try this out on other family members.

Mapping Skills - Identify the countries or cities within the UK where your family members originate from or live. Children can then plot these on a map and then create a bar chart to show the number of family members who live/lived in each city/country.


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