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Scarlet Class 2020-2021

How to contact us:

choughton@nethertonmoss.co.uk (Mon-Weds) 

dhird@nethertonmoss.co.uk (Thurs/Fri)

Alternatively, message us on Class Dojo or telephone the school office
on 0151 525 5026 to speak to us. 

 

 

Welcome to our home-learning platform!

 

Here we will post daily online resources to help Y6 work through their timetabled activities for the day. These will also be shared on 'Class Dojo'.

 

FRIDAY 5TH FEBRUARY: HOME-LEARNING SUPPORT

Today is your last day of home learning. We can’t wait to see you all back in school!

 

Reminders for next week: 

- Please bring both home-learning packs in with you.
- We will be having packed lunches in class.
- If you would like to join in with Tennis on Monday lunchtime, make sure you bring in suitable footwear to take part.

 

Maths

Mrs Houghton’s group has pages 20 and 21 to complete today. Use the attached teacher notes to help you.

 

Some of these can be quite tricky as there is a mix of fractions, decimals and percentages. Try your best and we will revisit this next week!

 

If you’ve finished, you can try the Oak Academy Lesson, ‘Comparing Fractions’ https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/comparing-fractions-6rr68e  You’ll need some paper and a pencil.

 

Mrs Roxburgh’s group
Today you will continue with Division work in your CGP books.

Reminder: When multiplying by 10, move the digits one place to the left. When dividing by 10, move the digits one place to the right. For 100,  move them twice.

 

Spellings
As we come to the end of home learning, today would be a great opportunity for you to reflect on your spelling list. Perhaps identify those you feel you need more practice with or find a convenient time to be tested at home.

 

Literacy
Today you have some handwriting practice, locate the sheet in your packs labelled ‘Week 2’. Take care today practising a neat, joined style.


Afternoon:

Science Lesson 2 – How do fossils provide evidence for evolution?

I can give examples of fossil evidence that can be used to support the theory of evolution.

 

In this lesson, we are going to learn how fossils are formed and how they provide evidence for the theory of evolution. We will learn what the fossil record is and why there are parts missing from the record. In this lesson, you will need your booklet and a pencil use a coloured pencil to mark when Miss Simkin goes through the answers. If you have not collected your latest home learning pack, then you can work in your orange book. Please do watch the video if you can because it leads onto Lesson 3 which we will complete together in school next week (Hooray!!)

 

Oak Academy Lesson with Miss Simkin – Watch this first.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-do-fossils-provide-evidence-for-evolution-6gt3ce

 

Clues from the Past – Education City Learn Screen watch this after the lesson before the sea creature question.

https://go.educationcity.com/content/index/35232/8/3/6/null/null/false/false/null/0

 

At the end eight weeks of lockdown we wanted to say well done to everyone who has been engaging in the home learning we have provided, it really will have made a difference. We are so looking forward to seeing you in school on Monday. Don’t forget to bring back your home learning packs and all of the contents, we will need the books and activities in school next week. We also need to get them ready just in case we have a bubble closure in the coming months!!! (fingers crossed we won’t)

 

I hope the children take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to the teachers you have had at home, it is not an easy job!

 

Keep following the rules and stay safe, have a good weekend and we will see you on Monday!!

 

Mrs H, Mr H, Miss H and the one and only Mrs R!

What A Wonderful World - Makaton Sign Language

Louis Armstrong's 'What A Wonderful World' performed in Makaton sign language. Please have a look at which verse is for year 6 and have a go a learning the signs.

Makaton Sign Language Singing Activity

 

I see trees so green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you.
And I think to myself what a wonderful world. Year 5
I see skies so blue and clouds so white.
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night. 
And I think to myself what a wonderful world. 
Year 4
The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people going by. Year 3
I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do.
They're really saying I love you.
I hear babies crying, I watch them grow.
They'll learn much more than I'll ever know. Year 6
And I think to myself what a wonderful world. 
Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world
Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world. Year 3

THURSDAY 4TH MARCH - World Book Day Activity 
from Miss Hegerty 

 

Today is World Book Day - To celebrate we are reading Wisp - A Story Of Hope 

 

Watch video of the story being read –  Wisp by Zara Fraillon & Grahame Baker-Smith 
https://youtu.be/x0lsnMkaO3k

 

Did you like the story ?  

What do you think the message of the story is ?  

 

At the end of the story we see Idris looking into what looks like a magic ball, he can see his ‘someday’ – Draw out a magic ball and draw inside what you see for Idris’ future and write a short paragraph under explaining what you have drawn.  

 

 Hopes and dreams-  

Our 'hoped for' summer performance is going to be focused around hopes and dreams, what is something you are feeling hopeful for ?

THURSDAY 4th FEBRUARY: HOME-LEARNING SUPPORT

Maths
Today’s focus is mental maths.

1) Spend 20 minutes on TT Rockstars. Mr Hird has set some challenges for you to complete.
2) Find today’s mental maths sheet, labelled Week 2. You also have a colour by multiplication in your packs to complete.

Spellings
Choose an activity from the Spelling Menu.

Literacy
Today is World Book Day!

Miss Hegerty, who is joining us this term, will be posting an activity for you to our class page.

In your CGP books today, Mrs Houghton’s group have some pages focusing on use of dialogue. I’ve attached a poster reminding you of the rules when using speech marks.

Mrs Roxburgh’s group have some pages to complete that explore tricky spellings of words. Take your time and look up your spellings if you’re unsure!

Afternoon:

This afternoon, you are to continue your Suffragettes research from yesterday.

You also have 30 minutes reading - have a look at the fun reading tasks I’ve posted to our class page.

Have a great day of learning and remember, Mr Hird will be online today to answer any questions.

WEDNESDAY 3RD MARCH HOME-LEARNING SUPPORT

Good Morning Y6, you’re half way through the week and just a few days left of home learning! Keep up the hard work!

10AM ZOOM TODAY! See Class Dojo for the invitation. 

Maths
Warm up: Work through today’s warm-up calculations.

Answers will be posted at lunchtime.

Main:
Mrs Houghton’s Group


Page 18- The focus of this page is on adding and subtracting fractions . Before adding or subtracting fractions, you need to make both the denominators the same.

Example of how to do this:

Let’s add ¼ and 6/10.

The denominators (bottom numbers) are different, let’s make them the same, we can multiply both of them to make 20.

To make ¼ into twentieths, multiply the top and bottom by 5 . This give us 5/20.

To make 6/10 into twentieths, multiply both the top and bottom by 2. This gives us 12/20

Then we can add them together. 5/20 + 12/20 = 17/20.

Page 19-
Before attempting page 19,

1) Read the attached teacher notes on multiplying fractions
2) Watch the first video on the following link, sharing how to divide fractions by integers https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhw8wty

Mrs Roxburgh’s Group
Today you have some practice on both multiplying and dividing. Remember, when dividing mentally, use your tables to help you! Eg. 16 ÷ 4. Think, how many fours are in 16

Spellings
Choose an activity from the Spelling Menu.

Literacy
Mrs Houghton’s Group:
‘Mayhem at the Museum’ in your CGP books explores dialogue through the use of direct speech and reported speech (indirect speech). To help you confidently know the difference between the two, look at the following before attempting today’s pages 21-23:

- Watch the video and try the activities on https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zm63c7h

- Read through the file attached to our class page

Mrs Roxburgh’s Group:

Today’s work focuses on homophones. These are words that sound the same but have different meaning. For example, tail and tale; hair and hare.

Explore homophones on https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqhpk2p/articles/zc84cwx
then work through pages 14 and 15 in your workbook.

Afternoon:

Next term, we will be studying The Suffragettes. Your task over the next couple of afternoons is to use the following resources to research as much as you can about them. Use the boxes on your research sheet (inside your packs) to write down some facts. You might like to give each box a heading to add structure to your work.

Resources:

- Chapter titled ‘Emmeline Pankhurst: Votes for Women’ you will find within your packs.

- Websites:

https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/the-suffragettes

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/general-history/suffragettes-facts/

Have a lovely day of learning, remember I’m here to answer any questions should you need to ask me anything!

Mrs Houghton

 

We love these art collages uploaded yesterday!

Who's excited to come back to school on Monday?! We've got some new equipment on our playground to enjoy...

TUESDAY 2ND MARCH HOME-LEARNING SUPPORT

Hi Everyone,

 

Here’s today’s home-learning support…

Maths
Warm up:
Spend 10 minutes on TT Rockstars.

 

Main:
Mrs Houghton’s Group

You will visit Fractions today.

To help you:

  • Read the teacher notes attached to our class page.
  • When comparing fractions with different denominators (bottom numbers), you need to make them the same by multiplying.

Eg.

Which is smaller, 4/9 or 7/18?

Here we would change 4/9 into eighteenths by multiplying the bottom number (denominator) by 2. We would also need to multiply the top number (numerator) by 2.

So 4 /9 = 8/18

Now they’re both in eighteenths we can easily compare and say 7/18 is smaller than 8/18.

 

Mrs Roxburgh’s Group
Today your CGP book focus is on multiplication, you can use both mental and written methods depending on the question.

 

Spellings

Choose an activity from your Spelling Menu.

 

Literacy

 

Mrs Houghton’s Group:

Today you are to complete the section ‘A letter of complaint’. This focuses on the use of formal language (language that is serious and impersonal).

For some help, or to access some extension activities, visit:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zykw96f

Mrs Roxburgh’s Group:

Pages 12 and 13 look at using suffixes. Suffixes are groups of letters that you add to the end of a word to change its meaning. For example, begin + ing = beginning.

Before you start your work, watch the video and have a go at the activities on https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z8mxrwx/articles/zwgbcwx

 

Afternoon:

This afternoon you have a fun PE challenge inside your packs to take part in.

You then have timetabled a 30 minute reading and reflection session.

 

Enjoy your day of learning!

 

 

MONDAY 1st MARCH: HOME-LEARNING SUPPORT

Good morning Y6,

It’s your last week of home learning and we can’t wait to have you all back in the classroom on the 8th! If any parents/carers missed the letter sent out on Friday with regards to the re-opening of school, please find it attached to our class page above.

Maths
Warm up: Have a go at these daily calculations:

Answers will be posted at lunchtime.

Main
Mrs Houghton’s Group:
Today you have timetabled pages 13, 14 and 15.

Page 13- This requires you to use your skill of estimating to check answers to a calculation. You'll need to round your numbers up or down so you can quickly calculate them mentally.

As an example, let’s pretend you have been given the calculation 4,594 + 2050 =

We can estimate the answer to this in our heads by rounding the calculation to 5000 + 2000. This means we know that the answer should be around 7000.

If you then used a written method and came out with an answer of say 42,409, your estimate should trigger that this is far too high an answer and prompt you to go back and check your working out.

Page 14-
Reminders:
Factors: pairs of numbers that multiply together to make a given number. Eg. factors of 40 = 1 and 40, 2 and 20, 4 and 10, 5 and 8.

Common factors: don’t over think this, it’s simply factors they have in common!

Multiples of 7: numbers in the 7x table!

Prime Numbers: Numbers that can only be divided by 1 and themselves.

Mrs Roxburgh’s Group:

Today, you’ve mixed practice questions using Subtraction. When answering the problems, take your time to carefully read them as they all require two steps.

Spellings
Try the spelling scramble I’ve posted on our class page today.

Literacy
Mrs Houghton’s group have some activities surrounding ‘Should Schools Ban Unhealthy Food?’

Mrs Roxburgh’s group have some work on prefixes. A prefix is a letter or group of letters that can be added to the beginning of a word to make a new word. Eg. ‘auto’ can be added to the root word ‘graph’ to make the word ‘autograph’

Afternoon:
This afternoon is a fun, Art activity.

Your task is to create a collage portrait. This can be of yourself, someone else, a character, a pet or a collection of things that represent you. 
In your pack, you will find a bundle of different paper to rip up and use for your collage. You can also use any other recyclable materials you have eg. old magazines, tinfoil, plastic straws .



Once you have finished, if you would like to you can upload your portrait to take part in the ‘Our Creative Face’ Guinness World Record attempt. Their aim is to create the World’s largest online portrait gallery, with the record attempt being over 50,000 portraits!

To be eligible for entry, you must have the whole piece of paper collaged.

To upload your entry, visit:

https://www.thecreationstation.co.uk/organisation/our-creative-face-world-record-attempt

Ask an adult at home to help you to do this.

Enjoy being creative and have some fun; I can’t wait to see your portraits!

Mrs Houghton

FRIDAY 26TH FEBRUARY: HOME-LEARNING SUPPORT

 

Zoom Catch-up

If you are able, then join us at 10am for our Zoom Catch-up, it will be good to see everyone ahead of our return to school on the 8th March. Have a pen and paper handy just in case you need it. The invitation to the meeting has been sent out via the Class Dojo Message system

 

Remember that all the Expectations we have in school apply in our online classroom:

 

Attend well - Think positively - Work Hard - Be Friendly - Stay Safe - Show respect

 Take responsibility - Be a role model

 

Maths


Warm up: Visit Hit the Button and spend 10 minutes practising your recall of division facts and square numbers. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Main:
Mrs Houghton’s Group

Today in your workbook you have some pages to complete on  Multiplication, Division and Order of Operations.

In class, we’ve practised using the acronym BODMAS to help us remember the correct order to go in when working out calculations with mixed methods. Eg. 6 + 3 x 5 – 9 =    I’ve attached a poster to our class page to help remind you what this stands for.

 

Mrs Roxburgh’s Group
On pages 8 and 9, you have some mixed practice using addition and subtraction.

 

Spellings

Today, try testing yourself on the spellings you’ve been practising this week. Use your ‘look, say,cover,write,check’ method before choosing a convenient time for someone at home to test you.  

 

Literacy
Today, you have some Handwriting practice timetabled, locate the sheet in your packs labelled ‘Week 1’

 

Afternoon:

 

Science

Lesson 1 – What is the Theory of Evolution?

I can explain the process of evolution.

 

In today’s lesson learn what evolution is as we look at Darwin’s observations from his trip on HMS Beagle. We will then put all his observations together to see how Darwin came up with his theory. His theory is called evolution. We will apply this new knowledge to two other examples of evolution, mice and giraffes. All activities can be completed in the booklet in your pack.

 

Lesson Learning Links

 

Oak Academy Lesson with Miss Simkin – Watch me first and complete this booklet

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-the-theory-of-evolution-6ru32d

 

BBC Games and Videos

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvhhvcw/articles/z9qs4qt

 

Information about Charles Darwin

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks2-the-work-of-charles-darwin-and-alfred-wallace/zrbxgwx

 

Have a good weekend everyone and well done for all your hard work this week!

Answers to Thursday's Maths Problems

THURSDAY 25TH FEBRUARY: HOME-LEARNING SUPPORT

 

Maths
Today’s focus is mental maths.

  1. Spend 20 minutes on TT Rockstars. Mr Hird has set some challenges for you to complete.
  2. Complete your fourth speed tables grid for today. Remember to time yourself and make a note of your score.  
  3. Find today’s mental maths sheet in your pack, labelled Week 1.


Once you have finished, try this challenge:

Answers will be posted at lunchtime. 

 

Spellings

Today, why not try a Spelling Doodle or perhaps some triangle spellings?

 

Literacy
Mrs Houghton’s Group

Today’s section is called ‘How Rainbows are Formed’.

 

You are asked to use pronouns (he, she, they, us etc) to replace nouns. This avoids repeatedly using the same noun in a paragraph.

 

The section also looks at the role of adverbials to provide extra information.

 

Mrs Roxburgh’s Group


Today’s workbook pages focus on looking at main and subordinate clauses.

Before starting, watch the video and try the activity on the following link:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zgds6g8


Afternoon:

This afternoon you have some Education City work set in your homework folder.

 

You also have 30 minutes reading and reflection. For a change today, why not listen to David Walliams’ audio clip?

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

Mr Hird will be online today to help answer any questions. 

24/2/21 Answers to today's Maths challenge...

WEDNESDAY 24TH FEBRUARY: HOME-LEARNING SUPPORT

 

Maths


Warm-up: Complete your third speed tables grid for today. Remember to time yourself and make a note of your score.  

 

Main:
Mrs Houghton’s Group:

Today’s pages focus is on applying your knowledge of written addition and subtraction methods. Keep in mind that sometimes when using your written methods you’re required to carry and borrow.

 

Once you have finished, you can try this challenge:

Answers posted at lunchtime. 

 

Mrs Roxburgh’s Group:
Today’s pages focus on addition. Remember, use your place value headings to help you. You might find it useful to write these at the top of some of the numbers.

 

Spellings

Today, I’ve posted a spelling activity here you might like to try. Alternatively. choose an activity from the Spelling Menu.

 

Literacy
Mrs Houghton’s Group


Your timetable read ‘pages 8 and 9’- apologies, this should just read ‘page 8’!

On page 8, you are to practise proof-reading the letter. Circle any mistakes you find and write the correction above it. I will post the answers at lunchtime!

 

Once you’ve made your alterations, copy up the letter in it’s final draft in your orange workbook. Be sure to practise your best handwriting!
 

Mrs Roxburgh’s Group
Today’s focus is on adverbials. Adverbials are groups of words that act like adverbs. They can tell you how, why, when, where or how often something happens.

 

On question 2, you’re asked to re-write the sentences so that the adverbial comes at the start- don’t let this wording confuse them, it’s simply asking you to use fronted adverbials. For example:

 

‘I go to the swimming pool after school’ can be re-written as, ‘After school, I go to the swimming pool.’


Afternoon:
This afternoon, update your positive thinking diary. My positive thought for today… Spring is coming and nicer weather is on its way!

 

Locate your ‘Week 1 Grammar Sheet’ to complete.

 

Continue with your reading and reflection.

 

Keep in touch should you have any questions!

 

Mrs Houghton

TUESDAY 23RD FEBRUARY: HOME-LEARNING SUPPORT

 

Good Morning!

 

Day 2 and we’ve lots planned for today…

 

Maths
Warm-up:
Complete your second speed tables grid for today. Remember to time yourself and make a note of your score.  

 

Main:

Mrs Houghton’s Group: Today you have two pages to complete in your Maths workbook. The first is on Rounding. Follow this Bitesize link and watch the video to help remind you of the rules before attempting page 6  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zh8dmp3/articles/zpx2qty

 

Page 7 is then mixed practice, visiting the areas of Maths you worked on yesterday.

 

Have a go and upload your work to your portfolio for some feedback.

 

Mrs Roxburgh’s Group:

Today you have some work on ordering numbers. Take your time and don’t rush, carefully reading the value of each digit. Some numbers look very similar with digits in a different order, so they need to be compared slowly! For example, 1235 and 1325.

 

Spellings

Today, working from those words you identified yesterday as ones you’re struggling to spell, choose ten of them and use them in an activity from the spelling Menu. I’ve re-posted this on our class page.

 

Literacy
Mrs Houghton’s Group

Your focus today is ‘editing writing’. This means, carefully reading it to check it’s suitable for the audience and purpose, as well as how well it flows and whether it makes sense. Sometimes, it’s necessary for you to make changes and add improvements.

The questions in your workbook today require you to do just that- read, check, edit and improve! At times, perhaps you could include a better sentence opener or add in greater detail.

 

Mrs Roxburgh’s Group

Today you have two pages to complete that explore ‘noun phrases’. Remember, when creating your own, you need to check:

1) Your sentence contains a noun (name of person, place or thing) 2) Your second contains some words that describe that noun.

 

Afternoon:

This afternoon’s activity is to create a poster raising awareness of Global Warming. Or, if you prefer you could write an information booklet or create a digital presentation.

 

Somewhere on your poster, briefly describe how our climate is changing. You’ll also need to emphasise the impact of Global Warming.

 

Here are some resources you can use to create your poster:

  1. Watch Climate Change video https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/45880639
  2. Read Climate Challenge poster in your packs
  3. Read ‘All about Global Warming’ presentation attached to our class page
  4. Visit the following websites to gather facts/material to include on your poster:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/find_out/guides/world/global_warming/newsid_1575000/1575441.stm

              https://www.ducksters.com/science/environment/global_warming.php

 

Did you manage to look at the High School Transition post I shared on our Class Page from Litherland High School? If not, take a look!

 

Enjoy your day of learning,

 

Mrs Houghton

 

 

 

MONDAY 22ND FEBRUARY: HOME-LEARNING SUPPORT

Welcome back!

We hope you all had a relaxing break and are ready for home-learning…part two! Today we’ll start on our new packs with new workbooks.

Over the next two weeks, try uploading your work to your portfolio for some feedback. I’ve attached a guide to our class page as to how to do this.

Let’s see what we have planned for today…

Maths

Warm-up: In your packs, you’ll find a series of speed tables, just like those we use in class. This week you’ll be asked to complete one each morning. Time yourself today on the first grid and see if you can better your score by the end of the week.

Main:

Mrs Houghton’s Group:
Today you have mixed practice within Section One ‘Number & Place Value’.

Depending on your level of confidence, I’ve shared with you four BBC Bitesize links. Each link has different supporting resources that will help you with each page of your CGP book:

To help with Page 2- https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6q4vwx

To help with Page 3- https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/znwj6sg

To help with Page 4- https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpdwxnb/articles/zcbvhcw

To help with Page 5- https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zsjqtfr/articles/zsbd7p3

Mrs Roxburgh’s Group:
Today you have pages 2 and 3 to complete in your Maths workbook.

Some things to remember:

Take your time with Page 2, Question 2 – this will require you to move into negative numbers. Remember, drawing a number line can help!

When answering Page 3, Question 3- here is an example of what a number partitioned will look like:

5693 = 5000 + 600 + 90 + 3

Spellings
By now, we should all be familiar with our spelling lists. Today, I’d like you to work through your list and divide it into two- those words you are now confident at spelling and those you feel you still need to practise. Test yourself if you’re unsure!

Literacy

Mrs Houghton’s Group:
Today’s pages focus on purpose (reason) for writing and identifying your audience (who it’s aimed at). Have a go, and upload your work for some feedback!

Mrs Roxburgh’s Group:
Today’s work focuses on word types. To help you, I’ve attached some handy posters to our class page to remind you of the different word types.

Afternoon:
To kick start our week, we’re going to start on our ‘Positive Thoughts Diary’ which you can continue to update throughout the week. Take a look at the Positive Thinking Slides I’ve posted on our class page.

This afternoon you should also start this term’s reading journal. It might be that you are still continuing a book from last term, or you might like to try reading a new book. Read for 30 minutes and then summarise what you’ve read today.

Finally, take some time to look at the High School Transition information I’ve posted towards the top of our Class Page from Litherland High School.

Enjoy your day! Remember, I’ll be online for any questions you have throughout the day.

Mrs Houghton

FRIDAY 12TH FEBRUARY: HOME-LEARNING SUPPORT

Maths
Warm up:  Play ‘Place Value Millionaire’ and ‘Compare Decimals’ on the following link:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/ordering-and-sequencing

 

Main activities: Today’s focus is on 2D Shapes. Read the attached teacher notes before attempting your CGP work.

Spellings

For your final spelling practice, why not test yourself on all of those words you’ve been practising during your home learning?! Ask someone at home to test you and then perhaps highlight those you get wrong to use as your focus words for next term.

Literacy

Mrs Houghton’s Group:
Today’s final page in your CGP book is learning some difficult words. The attached teacher notes will help you identify in particular what makes them so tricky!

 

Mrs Roxburgh’s Group:
Mrs Roxburgh’s group has a Reading session timetabled. Read another section of your book and reflect in your journal. Also take some time to share what you’ve read so far with an adult. It would be great if you practised reading 2-3 pages out loud to them.

 

This afternoon…
Today’s Science is slightly different in format as it is the end of our work on Light and so it is time to see what you can remember. In your pack you will find the ‘Light Revision Activity Mat’ for you to complete. Try looking back at all the different Science notes from the last four weeks to help to remind yourself of what you have learned!

The following links to some games and activities will also help.

Education City Games:

https://go.educationcity.com/content/index/22525/8/3/1

 

https://go.educationcity.com/content/index/14056/8/3/13

 

https://go.educationcity.com/content/index/42676/8/3/4

 

BBC Active Learning:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zb27kty

 

Some of which you may have played before, but repetition is a really important part of helping to remember the things we have learned!

 

End of the day:

Chapter 4 of Bill’s New Frock along with some of your favourite poems can be found at:

https://www.nethertonmoss.co.uk/storytime/

 

Well done for all your hard work so far this year, we are so looking forward to seeing you all as soon as we can! Don’t forget to say a big thankyou to those who have been helping and supporting you at home, it is not an easy job!

 

Home-Learning Packs for next half-term are ready and waiting for you at the School Office and can be collected anytime.

 

Have a great holiday everyone, stay home and stay safe!

 

Mrs Houghton, Mrs Roxburgh and Mr H

THURSDAY 11TH FEBRUARY: HOME-LEARNING SUPPORT

 

Good Morning Year 6,

 

Maths
This morning it’s Mental Maths.

  1. Log in to TT Rockstars and spend 20 minutes practising your times tables.
  2. Complete ‘Mental Maths Sheet Week 5’ from your pack.
     

Spellings

Today why not try writing your spellings into pyramids? We’ve done this before in school- take a look at number 6 on the ‘Spelling Menu’ attached to our class page to remind yourselves.

 

Literacy

Mrs Houghton’s Group:
Today’s CGP work begins by looking at synonyms (words with similar meaning) and antonyms (words with opposite meaning). It then moves on to ‘Word Families’. Read the attached teacher notes before attempting your work in your CGP Book.

 

Mrs Roxburgh’s Group:
Today, start with choosing one of the Spelling activities from above. Then complete your comprehension activity ‘Sir Gawain and the Green Knight’.

 

This afternoon…
Timetabled is some Education City work which you’ll find in your ‘Homework’ folder when you log on.

Then continue with daily reading and update your journal.

 

Today Mr Hird will be online to answer any questions- message or email him at dhird@nethertonmoss.co.uk

 

10/2/21 Answers to today's warm-up challenge...

WEDNESDAY 10TH FEBRUARY: HOME-LEARNING SUPPORT

Hi Everyone!


Maths

Warm-up:
For today’s warm up, try this WhiteRose Maths challenge:

Answers will be posted at lunchtime.
 

Main activities:

 

Today’s focus is Angles. Inside your packs you have a protractor, which you will need today.

To help you, look at the following resources first before attempting the pages in your CGP book:
 

  • Attached document ‘Types of Angle’
  • Attached document ‘How to use a protractor’
  • Attached teacher notes
     

Spellings

Today, why not test yourself so far? You can then choose those you get incorrect or those you’ve found most difficult as your focus for Thursday's and Friday’s practice sessions.

 

Literacy
 

Mrs Houghton’s Group:
Today’s work is on Prefixes and Suffixes. Read the attached teacher notes before attempting the work in your CGP book.  

 

Mrs Roxburgh’s Group:
Today, you have some sentence work timetabled. Using your spellings, write 15 sentences using the following checklist:

  • Include some descriptive sentences, using adjectives to describe nouns.
  • Try using two contractions (eg don’t, can’t, wouldn’t, couldn’t).
  • Write two sentences as questions, correctly punctuated.

 

This afternoon…

Find and complete the grammar work in your pack, labelled Week 5. This should be followed by your daily reading and reflection.

 

Enjoy your day of learning!

Mrs Houghton

TUESDAY 9TH FEBRUARY: HOME-LEARNING SUPPORT

 

Good Morning Year 6!

 

Today on CBBC is a programme on Climate Change at 10.55am. This would be great to watch as it links to an activity we will be doing after half-term. 

 
Maths

 

Warm-up:
Try this multiples and factors game:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/multiples-and-factors

Or, Rocket Rounding:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/rocket-rounding

 

Main activities:

We’ve practised finding both the perimeter and area of a shape. Today’s work moves onto finding the volume of a shape.

 

Before completing the timetabled pages in your CGP book, look at the following to help you:

 

Spellings

Choose an activity from the ‘Spelling Menu’ attached to our class page (keep scrolling down to last week to find it!).

 

Literacy

 

Mrs Houghton’s Group:

Today’s work explores ‘Plurals’. Read the attached teacher notes before attempting your work in your CGP Book.

 

Mrs Roxburgh’s Group:

Spend 20 minutes practising your chosen spellings for this week. You can choose one or more of the activities from the ‘Spelling Menu’ attached to our class page (keep scrolling down to last week to find it!).

 

Then locate and complete the comprehension activity in your CGP books on the Nepal Earthquake.

 

This afternoon…

 

Timetabled for this afternoon is some Education City work which you’ll find in your ‘Homework’ folder when you log on.

 

As today is ‘Safer Internet Day’, spend some time browsing these ‘Top Tips’:

 

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/safer-internet-day-2021/safer-internet-day-2021-top-tips/safer-internet-day-0

 

     https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/stay-safe/

 

Enjoy your day of learning!

 

Mrs Houghton

Today's answers to the warm-up calculations...

MONDAY 8TH FEBRUARY: HOME-LEARNING SUPPORT

Good Morning Year 6!

 

It’s Week 5 and we have just one more week of home-learning before your half-term break. This week, try to upload a piece of your work each day to your portfolio to receive some feedback.

 

More information will follow shortly on your home-learning packs for after the half-term break. 


Maths

Warm Up: Have a go at these calculations:

Answers will be posted at lunchtime.

 

Main activities:

Today, your focus is on finding the area of a shape.

 

Before completing the timetabled pages in your CGP book, look at the following to help you:

Spellings

Choose an activity from the ‘Spelling Menu’ attached to our class page (keep scrolling down to last week to find it).

 

Literacy

Mrs Houghton’s Group:

Today’s work continues with ‘confusing words’, in particular mistaking ‘did and done’ and ‘saw and seen’. Carefully read the teacher notes to help you with this before having a go at the work in your CGP book.

 

You’ll also see some work on spelling rules, take your time and use a dictionary if necessary.

 

Mrs Roxburgh’s Group:

Spend 20 minutes practising your spellings for this week (choose 10 new spellings from the list in your packs). You can choose one or more of the activities from the ‘Spelling Menu’ attached to our class page (keep scrolling down to last week to find it).

 

Then locate and complete the ‘Oliver Twist’ comprehension activity in your CGP books.

 

This afternoon…

Spend 30 minutes reading your book and updating your reading journals. How has the plot developed? Have there been any surprises? What do you predict will happen next?


Afterwards, you have a Geography activity in your packs to complete. It will require you to use your knowledge of the 8 points of the compass.

 

Have a lovely day,

 

Mrs Houghton

 

Children’s Mental Health Week Resources:

FRIDAY 5TH FEBRUARY: HOME-LEARNING SUPPORT


Good Morning Y6! Mrs Roxburgh & Miss Glenville here today and Mr Hird is around somewhere looking busy!

Following our mental wellbeing theme this week, today we’re promoting an ‘Express Yourself Mufti’. Join in and perhaps choose something to wear in your favourite colour? How about wearing your favourite socks and choosing a hairstyle you like? We’d love to see some pictures!


Maths

Warm-up: Visit 'Hit The Button' and spend 10 minutes practising your division facts and square numbers: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Main activities:
Today in your CGP books, your focus is ‘Perimeter’. Read/watch the following before having a go at the questions in your workbooks:

- Attached teacher notes

- Watch the videos about finding the perimeter of shapes on BBC Bitesize

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvmxsbk/articles/zsr4k7h and take part in the quiz.

Spellings

You could play ‘Against the Clock’, practising the Y5/6 Word List.

https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/games-10609.htm

Or, re-visit yesterday’s Spelling Menu, posted on our class page, and choose one of the activities.

Literacy

Mrs Houghton’s Group

Today’s work in your CGP book looks at ‘confusing words’. You’ll be asked to choose between some words that sound the same but are spelt differently, for example, practise and practice. There are other common mistakes to watch out for, such as mistaking ‘where’, ‘were’ and ‘wear’ as well as mistaking when to use ‘to’, ‘two’ or ‘too’.

Before you begin the pages in your workbook, visit the teacher notes and make sure you refer back to them to check your work.

Mrs Roxburgh’s Group
Today, start with choosing one of the Spelling activities from above. Then complete your comprehension activity ‘Sky Island’.

 

Here is your Science Lesson for Friday 5th February

How do we see light?

You will need the sheets out of your home learning pack for this afternoon and should read them carefully.

Ideally you should follow this lesson from the Oak Academy video that is available at:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/where-do-different-colours-come-from-6dhp4t

or Google – ‘Oak Academy KS2 ‘Where do different colours come from?’ and choose Lesson 5

Any writing you are asked to do during the lesson should be done neatly in the orange exercise book in your pack. You should put today’s date and the title 'Where do different colours come from?' neatly at the top of the page. You will be asked to copy a set of sentences in the right order, do this neatly and mark it with your coloured pencil.

The sheets in your pack contain information that will help you to understand the learning and can be completed by everyone, even if you are not able to access the online video lesson. You may need to help of an adult to support you with some of the reading.

Once you have read the sheet (and watched the video lesson with Miss Simkin along with anything she ask you to do) you should read the writing about Sir Isaac Newton and answer the questions carefully in your orange exercise book.

Well done for all you hard work this week. It is great to see so many people putting photographs/pictures of their work into their Dojo Portfolios so that we can mark it! It really is worth the effort and means there will be much less catching up to do when we get back to school!

Well done to the person who submitted 7 pieces of work yesterday, what an achievement!

 

THURSDAY 4TH FEBRUARY: HOME-LEARNING SUPPORT

 

Hi Everyone,

 

For today’s focus on our mental wellbeing, we’ll begin by reflecting on yesterday’s assembly. The children who took part designed their own hats to express themselves. Their hats were filled with different expressions of themselves, for example, Fatima had a rainbow on her hat because she likes them.

 

Instead of making a hat, today, why not draw a poster that reflects you? Consider what you like /don’t like and perhaps what your hopes are for the future. Do you have any specific goals you’d like to achieve? You can draw, write and use colour to communicate your ideas, thoughts and feelings. 

 

Advance notice: Tomorrow we are trying to reflect our weekly theme, ‘Express Yourself’ through a Mufti Day. Of course, every day is a Mufti day at home, but why not join in and choose something to wear in your favourite colour?! Maybe choose your favourite socks and a hair style you like!


Maths
This morning it’s Mental Maths.

1. Log in to TT Rockstars and spend 20 minutes practising your times tables

2. Locate ‘Mental Maths Sheet Week 4’ and work your way through sections A-E in any order.

 

Spellings

To give you some new ideas as to ways you might like to practise your Spellings, I’ve posted a ‘Spelling Menu’ for you on our class page. I’d love to see some of your examples, so upload your finished work to your portfolio!

 

Literacy
Today, both groups have a reading comprehension timetabled. Carefully read the text and answer the questions in your CGP Book. Remember, don’t just read it and set the text to one side; as you answer the questions you will need to keep revisiting the text. When you are asked to ‘explain why’, using examples from the text will help support your answer.

 

This afternoon…


Education City work is set for everyone, you will find it in your Homework folder.

 

Continue to read your book and fill in your journal.

 

Well done everyone, keep up the hard work!

 

Remember, any questions message or email Mr Hird at dhird@nethertonmoss.co.uk  

 

3/2/21 Warm-up challenge...

WEDNESDAY 3RD FEBRUARY: HOME-LEARNING SUPPORT
 

Good Morning Year 6,

 

For today’s focus on our mental wellbeing, on our class page I’ve posted a virtual assembly for you to watch.This is hosted by Blue Peter’s Lindsey Russell and CBBC Presenter and Place2Be Champion Rhys Stephenson. It is a great way to help you explore creative ways in which you can share your thoughts and feelings. 

 

The assembly features pupils from Featherstone Primary School and includes special guests:


- Sharna Jackson, award winning author
- Nikki Lilly, Youtuber and campaigner
- Mathew Lewis, actor
- Plus a special message from Doctor Who star, Jodie Whittaker.


Maths
Warm up:
For today’s warm up, I’ve posted a WhiteRose Maths challenge on our class page for you to have a go at. Make sure you carefully read the questions, especially number 1, which I expect you’ll have to revisit a few times as you work through the problem. Answers will be posted at lunchtime.

 

Main activities:
Today you will make conversions between different units of measure. The teacher notes attached to our class page will help you with this. In your CGP workbooks, there are also some boxes with useful conversions at the top of the page.

 

Spellings
Have you tested yourself recently on the spellings you’ve been practising so far?

 

Today, try ‘Look, Say, Cover, Check’ and then ask someone at home to test you. Any you get wrong you could practise writing out in your orange workbook or put into a Spelling Doodle.

 

Literacy

Mrs Houghton’s Group

Today you have a reading comprehension activity, ‘Henry’s Unexpected Journey’. Remember, ‘find and copy’ means exactly that! Carefully scan the text and check that the phrase you have chosen answers the question. For those questions that require you to ‘explain your answer’, you will need to elaborate and give a reason for your ideas.

 

Mrs Roxburgh’s Group

Today you have some sentence work timetabled. Using your spellings, write 15 sentences, using the following checklist:

 

  • Include some descriptive sentences, using adjectives to describe nouns.
  • Try using a couple of fronted adverbials- a handy word mat to help you can be found on our class page if you scroll down to last week’s learning support.
  • Include the following conjunctions into some of your sentences: so, because, however (as an alternative to ‘but’)
     

This afternoon…

Find your Handwriting Practice sheet for Week 4 in your packs. Take your time carefully practising your joins and keep it neat!

Whilst today’s timetable suggests 30 minutes of reading and reflection, as it’s Mental Health Awareness week, I think it’d be worthwhile for you to watch the virtual assembly posted onto our class page instead.

 

If you haven’t already started this week’s personal best challenge, it is:

 

Place two markers 2m apart. How many times can you move side to side and touch the cone in 30 seconds?

 

(‘Markers’ can be anything, such as socks!)

 

Enjoy today’s learning,

Mrs Houghton

2/2/21 Answers to today's warm-up calculations...

TUESDAY 2ND FEBRUARY: HOME-LEARNING SUPPORT
 

Hi Everyone,

 

For today’s focus on our mental wellbeing, attached to our class page you’ll find a game you might like to play with others at home: ‘Alphabet Expression of Feelings‘. You can edit the amount of each exercise to best suit you. This is a game you could include in your afternoon activities or even as an active way to start the day!


Maths
Warm up:
Try today’s calculations:

Answers will be posted at lunchtime.


Main activities:

Read the attached teacher notes below and work through your Maths CGP page on ‘Time’.

 

Then, watch and participate in one of the following Oak Academy lessons using the following link:

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/time-a1c3

 

All you will need to take part is your pencil and orange workbook.

 

For those who aren’t confident with Time:

Lesson 8 Calculating and Comparing intervals of time

For those confident and ready for a challenge:

Lesson 9 Applying Knowledge of Time to Solve Problems

 

Spellings
Choose 5 spellings and practise them in your orange exercise book (repeatedly write the word). Then, put the spellings into context, into five sentences of your own.

 

Literacy

Mrs Houghton’s Group

Today’s focus is on using Standard English. Standard English may also be referred to as 'correct' English. It follows grammatical rules like subject-verb agreement and the correct use of verb tenses or pronouns, for example:

Non-standard English: They ain’t got nothing.
Standard English:They haven’t got anything

 

Carefully read the attached teacher notes before attempting pages 36 and 37.

 

Mrs Roxburgh’s Group

Timetabled for today is your comprehension activity ‘Labels on children’s food’.

 

Once you’ve finished, there’s an additional video lesson that would be useful for you to have a go at. All you’ll need is your pencil and orange workbook. If you don’t manage both, don’t worry. This might be a lesson you would like to revisit during the week if you have time.

 

Oak Academy: Lesson 2- To explore compound sentences
https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/t1-sentence-level-objectives-2d3b

 

This afternoon…

Allocate some time to play a game of ‘Alphabet Expression of Feelings’ with someone at home either today or sometime this week. 

 

Education City work is set under ‘Homework’. This includes some activities linked to today’s Maths and Literacy sessions. Why not try a game of Education City’s ‘Play Live’ with some of your class mates after?

 

Keep up the hard work and enjoy your day,

 

Remember, any questions just send me a message or email me choughton@nethertonmoss.co.uk

 

MONDAY 1ST FEBRUARY: HOME-LEARNING SUPPORT
 

Good morning Y6, I hope you have all had a relaxing weekend and are ready to start your timetable for Week 4! 

 

This week is Children's Mental Health Week and the theme is 'Express Yourself'. Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts or ideas creatively and doing activities that make you feel good. 

 

Throughout the week we'll be posting some extra resources on our class page to help boost our mental wellbeing.  

 

Today's resource is Wellbeing Bingo!


Maths
Warm up:
Today, spend 10 minutes on your tables practise on Hit The Button.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button 


Main activities:

Mrs Houghton’s Group
This week we’re moving on and looking at Shapes. In particular, today’s work in your CGP book looks at enlarging shapes using scale factors.

 

Look at the following resources before having a go at your work:

 

Mrs Roxburgh’s Group

Choose another two pages from your CGP book to have a go at and send them over to me for some feedback. 

 

Spellings
Try today’s Spelling Scramble attached to our class page below.

 

Literacy

Mrs Houghton’s Group
Today’s focus in your CGP books is to use descriptive and varied language. Read the teacher notes attached below before attempting pages 31 and 32.

 

Mrs Roxburgh’s Group
Mrs Roxburgh’s group has a Reading session timetabled. Read another section of your book and reflect in your journal. Also take some time to share what you’ve read so far with an adult. It would be great if you practised reading 2-3 pages out loud to them.

 

This afternoon…

This afternoon you have some Art work in your packs. 

 

First, you have some shading techniques to practise (sheet 1).
 

Then you can apply these shading skills when sketching an object (see sheet 2). This can be anything in your house from a plastic bottle to a trainer, or perhaps you could try sketching a scene from a window?  

 

I’ve attached below some examples of everyday objects that have been carefully sketched and shaded.

 

Remember, take your time and press lightly with your pencil so that you can easily rub out if necessary.

 

Any questions just send me a message or email choughton@nethertonmoss.co.uk

FRIDAY 29TH JANUARY: HOME-LEARNING SUPPORT

Greetings everyone, we are at the end of another week. Well done for all your hard work and thanks to those who are supporting you at home. It is great to see the work being put into your Portfolios each day and Mrs Houghton and I are able to mark some of it as we go along. Its the Educate Awards tonight on YouTube so keep your fingers crossed as we are up for two awards this year!

Any questions during the day do ask, we are happy to answer!

Mr Hird & Mrs Roxburgh

Maths
Mrs Houghton’s Group
Today’s Maths is some problem solving using your knowledge of percentages.


I’ve re-attached the teacher notes on percentages to our class story below.

If you are feeling confident with this today and have completed your CGP in good time, you might like to try Lesson 3 on Oak Academy ‘Solve Problems involving the percentage of amounts’. Follow the link below to access the lesson:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/percentages-and-statistics-fd0a


Mrs Roxburgh’s Group

Choose a couple of pages to try in your CGP book, Section 3. Alternatively, you might like to follow an Oak Academy lesson today.

The following Oak Academy Lesson 13 ‘Using ten times greater for known calculations’ would also be a useful one for you to have a go at: https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/multiplication-and-division-70b8

Spellings

Why not try this online ‘Look, Cover, Write, Check’ game? Follow the link to access it: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

Literacy

Mrs Houghton’s Group

Today’s page in your CGP book asks you to write some story openers. Read the questions carefully as they give you a snippet of information that will help you, for example ‘Dad goes out and leaves Bruce in charge of his baby sister’.

Attached to our class page are teacher notes with some story opener suggestions.

I’d love to see some of your ideas so please upload your work to your Portfolio.

Mrs Roxburgh’s Group
Begin with your spelling practice timetabled for today. Above, I have attached a link to a new game you might like to have a go at!

After this, you have ‘Chicken School’ to have a go at in your CGP books.

Science
This afternoon's lesson is a good one. make sure you have the right sheet ready from the pack. Any writing you are asked to do during the lesson should be done neatly in the orange exercise book in your pack. You should put today’s date and the title 'How do we see light?' neatly at the top of the page.

During the lesson you will be asked to copy a set of sentences in the right order, do this neatly and mark it with your coloured pencil.

The lesson with Miss Simkin can be found at the link below:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-do-we-see-light-cnk3ac

The notes on your lesson sheet are really useful, look at the pictures and diagrams carefully. Try reading before the video lesson and again at the end and see how much more you understand.

Chapter 2 of Bill's New Frock and some more poems is available at:

https://www.nethertonmoss.co.uk/storytime/


Enjoy your day of learning!


Mr Hird

 

THURSDAY 28TH JANUARY: HOME-LEARNING SUPPORT

Good Morning Y6,

 

Anyone keeping up with Joe Wicks?! Why not tune in this morning and have an active start to the day! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

Maths
This morning it’s Mental Maths.

1. Log in to TT Rockstars and spend 20 minutes practising your times tables

2. Locate ‘Mental Maths Sheet Week 3’ and work your way through sections A-E in any order.

 

Some reminders to help you:

  • Use your existing knowledge of your times tables to help you mentally work out bigger calculations. For example, knowing that 7 x 9 = 63 should help you with 70 x 90 = 6300.
  •  ‘The sum of’ simply means ‘add’
  • When choosing your order of operations, brackets always come first.
     

Spellings
Today, try ‘Look, Say, Cover, Copy, Check’. You could also try putting your spellings into sentences in your orange book.

 

Literacy
Mrs Houghton’s Group:

Today’s CGP work is 'Planning for writing'. Read the attached teacher notes before having a go in your books.

 

Mrs Roxburgh’s Group:
Mrs Roxburgh’s group has a Reading session timetabled. Read another section of your book and reflect in your journal. Also take some time to share what you’ve read so far with an adult. It would be great if you practised reading 2-3 pages out loud to them.

 

This afternoon…

Education City work is set for everyone, you will find it in your Homework folder.

Continue to read your book and fill in your journal.

 

How are you getting on with your personal best challenges?

Remember, keeping track of your score each day will help you to see your progress!

 

If you have any questions today, please message them to Mr Hird or email him on dhird@nethertonmoss.co.uk, enjoy your day of learning!

 

Mrs Houghton

Lots of great examples being uploaded, well done everyone! If you haven't tried it yet, take a photograph and upload it to your portfolio on Class Dojo. Or, email it over to choughton@nethertonmoss.co.uk

We can then provide you with some feedback. 

You're half way through this week's learning Year 6 :)
Keep up the fantastic effort!

 

WEDNESDAY 27TH JANUARY: HOME-LEARNING SUPPORT

Maths
Warm up: Practise using square numbers on 'Hit the Button' as a ten minute warm up. 

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button  

 

Today you’ll continue to work on percentages, specifically converting fractions into percentages.

 

 

Spellings
Today, create a new Spelling Doodle.

 

Literacy

 

Mrs Houghton’s Group

Today, you’ll edit the next part to the story into paragraphs. Again, re-visit yesterday’s teacher notes again to help if you need to. I’ve re-attached these to our class page below.

 

Once you’ve finished, carefully proof read your writing to check it makes sense.

 

Mrs Roxburgh’s Group

Your task today is to build your own sentences, using your focus spellings for this week.

 

Today I’d like you to try and include:

  • The connective ‘however’ instead of ‘but’
  • One sentence with ‘because’
  • Two sentences that include speech, using speech marks to surround the spoken words.
     

This afternoon…
This afternoon you have a research task about Women’s roles during WW1. Locate the research sheet within your packs.

 

The following websites will help you:

 

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/general-history/edith-cavell/

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-41915396

 

https://www.bustle.com/articles/48404-10-heroic-women-who-helped-win-wwi-because-the-great-war-wasnt-only-fought-by-men

 

Mrs Houghton

26/1/21 Answers to today's calculations...

26/1/21 Daily Calculations

 

TUESDAY 26th JANUARY: HOME-LEARNING SUPPORT

 

Good Morning Y6!

 

Maths

Warm Up: Daily Calculations will have been attached to our class page. The answers will be shared at lunchtime.

 

Main activities:

Today’s focus is on Percentages.

 

For everyone, watch the video ‘Understand Percentages’ https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/spring-week-3-number-percentages/

 

You can then read the attached teacher notes.

 

Afterwards, try having a go at your CGP page on Percentages, timetabled for today.

 

If you’re struggling, the video ‘Fractions to Percentages’ is something else you might like to refer to.  Again, you can access this on the above link.

 

10am today- The 'Celebrity Supply Teacher' today is Katie Piper, discussing ‘Well Being’. Tune in to CBBC to watch it.

 

Spellings

Why not try this spelling game using the Y5/6 Word List? Click on ‘Against the Clock’.

https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/games-10609.htm

 

Literacy

 

Mrs Houghton’s Group

Today’s focus is on writing accurately in paragraphs. See the attached teacher notes before attempting page 26.

 

For Mrs Roxburgh’s Group
Begin with your spelling practice timetabled for today. Above, I have attached a link to a game you might like to have a go at! You could also try a spelling doodle or practise repetition of ten new words in your Orange books.


After this, you have ‘Echo Effects’ in your CGP to have a go at. Please upload your finished work to your Portfolio for me to have a look at today.

 

Afternoon

You might like to begin the afternoon watching Newsround as we do in school.

 

Continue to read your book and fill in your journal.

 

Education City work is set for everyone, you will find it in your Homework folder.

 

Keep up the hard work! J

 

Mrs Houghton

 

25/1/21
Ready for this afternoon's writing: 

 

Here are some examples of film reviews to help you...

 

Example 1: Film Review- Paddington

 

Example 2: Opening to Film Review- Paddington

 

Example 3: Film Review- Moana

It's Week 3 of home learning already...keep trying your best and keep smiling!



Don't worry about any pieces of work you struggle with, you can always move on from a question and come back to it. Remember, we're here to help, email or send us a message on Class Dojo if you need any support.

 

 

 

 

MONDAY 25TH JANUARY: HOME-LEARNING SUPPORT

 

Hi everyone,

I hope you all had a relaxing weekend and are refreshed ready to start this week’s learning!

 

Maths

Mrs Houghton’s Maths group:

In in your CGP Book today, you will continue to work on Fractions. Specifically, your focus is on Mixed Numbers and multiplying fractions.

 

Before you begin Page 21 Questions 13 and 14, use the following resources:

- Teacher notes attached below
-  Follow this link and watch the two videos https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4ypscw

 

Before you begin questions 15 onwards, use the following resources:

Mrs Roxburgh’s Maths Group:

Today you will be starting Section 3 of your CGP book which is a little trickier than Sections 1 and 2, but don’t panic, just try your best!! To start the week, choose two pages you feel most confident to have a go at and send over your work via Portfolio for us to have a look at.
 

Spellings

Today, you could choose five new words from your list and practise using ‘Look, Say, Cover, Copy, Check’. Should you wish to use it, scroll down our class page to find the blank copy of the spelling format we use in school. Alternatively, you can practise this activity in your Orange workbooks.

 

Literacy

Take a look at your timetabled pages from your CGP book today. For some of you, this is ‘Mr Gum and the Biscuit Billionaire’. For others of you, your pages will focus on conjunctions.

 

For extra support with conjunctions, read the attached teacher notes and follow these links:

 

What are Co-ordinating Conjunctions? https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/z9wvqhv  

What are Subordinating Conjunctions?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/zqk37p3

 

Afternoon

This afternoon, you have a fun writing task! It’s time to write a film review.

 

You could choose your favourite film, or maybe a Christmas film you watched recently? If you’re struggling to think of one, then choose a new one to watch before reviewing it. As you watch, you could make notes on the plot to help you later on.  I will post a few examples on our class page this afternoon to help you get started.

 

Remember:

-Be concise about the plot, you don’t need to include every detail
- Offer an opinion about why you would or wouldn’t recommend the film.
- Proof read your writing to check for sense and correct use of punctuation
- Carefully consider different types of sentences. I’ve attached some writing mats to our class page below to help you.

 

I can’t wait to read your writing! Upload them via your Portfolio or messages.  

 

Enjoy today’s learning,

 

Mrs Houghton

 

 

FRIDAY 22ND JANUARY: HOME-LEARNING SUPPORT UPDATE

Good morning everyone! It’s Mr Hird at the controls today so please message me if you have any questions about today’s lessons. Don’t forget to try and access your Class Dojo Portfolio and put any pictures of your work in there. I have been trying to move work from the Dojo Message Board to the Portfolios where it is easier for Mrs Houghton and I to see it and comment upon it, so you might find some of your work in there already.

Maths
In today’s Maths we will move onto Fractions. Access the following resources below before starting your CGP work for today looking at them carefully will make the work easier to understand and remember. Whilst those of you in Mrs Roxburgh’s Maths group are working on the ‘Calculations’ section of your CGP books, please take some time to look at these resources too as they will help with your timetabled work next week.

- Attached teacher notes in the PDF below
- Watch the White Rose Lesson ‘Equivalent Fractions’ via the following link

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/week-8-number-fractions/

TOP TIP: Think back to the work we did in school when comparing /ordering fractions. If the denominators (bottom numbers) are different, try to make them the same before comparing them.

Spellings
Try today’s Word Scramble attached below.

Literacy
Mrs Roxburgh’s group has a Reading session timetabled. Read another section of your book and reflect in your journal. Also take some time to share what you’ve read so far with an adult. It would be great if you practised reading 2-3 pages out loud to them.

Today’s Literacy for Mrs Houghton’s group is on pages 22 and 23 of your CGP book, which explores ‘Clauses and Phrases’. The following will help you:
- Read the attached teacher notes in the PDF below
- Explore the following link:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zsv6qfr

Friday Afternoon

Science
To finish off the week, we have the next lesson in our Science topic: Investigating Light. This time we will be looking at the question: ‘What is refraction and how we can use it?’ Be careful not to confuse 'refraction' with 'reflection' from last week because the words look and sound quite similar but as you will learn in the lesson, the meaning is quite different.

The sheet you need from the pack has today’s date and title at the top! If you want to carry out the investigation at home, you will need a glass of water and a small piece of paper. (Don't spill the water!)

It is vital that you watch the lesson from Miss Simkin from the Oak Academy if you can, as she will teach you all of the new learning that you need. You can find that lesson here:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-refraction-and-how-can-we-use-it-cmv34e

Well done Y6, keep working hard so many of you are doing really well keeping up with the work…it’s almost the weekend!

Any questions, please message or email Mr Hird who will be online today to help. dhird@nethertonmoss.co.uk

THURSDAY 21ST JANUARY: HOME-LEARNING SUPPORT

Maths


This morning it’s Mental Maths.

1. Log in to TT Rockstars and spend 20 minutes practising your times tables

2. Locate ‘Mental Maths Sheet Week 2’ and work your way through sections A-E in any order.


Some reminders to help you:

  • 1000ml = 1 litre
  • 1000g = 1kg
  • 10mm= 1cm
  • 100cm= 1m
  • To find ¼ of something, divide by 4. You can also your knowledge that ¼ is half of ½ .
  • When multiplying money, eg. 99p, you can write it as a decimal 0.99 and then multiply in the usual way.
     

Spellings
Today, create a new spelling doodle.

 

Literacy

Mrs Roxburgh’s group: Your task is to build 15 sentences containing the following:

  • Each sentence to contain one word from your spelling list (spelt correctly!!)
  • Capital letters and full stops for all sentences.
  • Varied punctuation: exclamation marks, question marks, commas for lists, brackets.


Mrs Houghton’s group: Your focus is pages 18 and 19 in your CGP book.

 

To help you:

  • Look at the teacher notes attached below.
  • Log in to Education City and search ‘Comma Chameleon’ (be careful with your spelling!!) This will take you to a learn screen where you will be reminded of the different punctuation marks, including those you’ll be using today- colons, semi-colons, bullet points and dashes.
  • You can also access learner guides on the different punctuation marks on the following link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb

 

This afternoon…
Education City work has been set in your Homework folders. Please make sure you have a go at these first before moving on to exploring different games yourself! Your scores will be sent through to us, but remember, nobody else can see them!

Finally, add to your reading journal this afternoon. As you can see from the picture I posted on our Class Story, the wall display is a little bare and ready for all of your fantastic reviews!

Well done Y6, you’re almost at the end of Week 2, keep up the excellent effort!

 

Any questions, please message or email Mr Hird who will be online today to help. dhird@nethertonmoss.co.uk
 

Mrs Houghton

Today's answers to your warm-up calculations...

We have our first two reading journal extracts up on display! There's lots of space for more of your reviews... 

 

WEDNESDAY 20TH JANUARY: HOME-LEARNING SUPPORT

Maths
Today’s warm up calculations are posted below. Answers will be posted at lunchtime.

 

Today’s focus for our main activity is Square and Cube numbers.

 

 

I’ve also attached below a Maths extension for you today. You’ll find three sheets which increase in difficulty. Make your choice between ‘Developing, Expected, Greater Depth’ depending on your level of confidence. Remember, challenging yourself a little is good! You can always take a step back if necessary. At the end of the document you’ll find the answers to check your work, but no peeking until you’ve finished!

 

Spellings

Have you tested yourself on the spellings you’ve been learning so far? Why not try practising them today for 10 minutes before asking someone at home to test you?

 

Literacy
Today some of you have a final page visiting Commas, Brackets and Dashes. You can refer back to yesterday’s teacher notes for this.

 

You then have a page to complete on speech marks, sometimes referred to as 'Inverted Commas'.

 

When accurately using speech marks, there are a lot of rules to remember. Carefully read the teacher notes to remind yourself before having a go at the CGP page. You might also find this video helpful: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zvftsbk. If you didn’t watch yesterday’s CBBC Bitesize programme at 9.40am, try watching it on catch up. There is a small part of it that looks at the use of speech marks.

 

 

Others of you have a comprehension activity called ‘Caring for Dogs and Puppies’. Remember, ’advantage’ means why is it good? Also, question 6 asks you to explain your answer- use the connective ‘because’ to help you. 

 

This afternoon…

 

This afternoon is Handwriting Practice. Find the sheet labelled in your pack for Week 2. This should be followed by your daily reading and reflection. Keep scrolling down our page and you’ll see our display is starting to be filled with our first two reading journals! Please send in any you’ve done at home, we’d love to see them.

 

Enjoy today’s learning and remember to get in touch if you need to!

 

Mrs Houghton

20/1/21 Warm-up Calculations

19/1/21 Answers to today's daily calculations...

TUESDAY 19TH JANUARY: HOME-LEARNING SUPPORT

Maths
Today’s warm-up calculations are posted on our page below. Answers will be posted at lunchtime.

Today’s CGP focus is Factors and Prime Numbers. The following will help you:

-Attached teacher notes.
- Log in to Education City and search for the Learn Screen called ‘Baking the most of it’. This will help with your Factors work.
- For extra practice with Prime Numbers, follow the link below and watch the Whiterose Lesson ‘Primes to 100’.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/week-7-number-addition-subtraction-multiplication-division/

Spellings
Have a go at the Word Scramble activity attached below, using the spelling lists in your packs to help you.

Literacy

For some of you, today’s Literacy starts with the apostrophe use for it’s. Remember, if it doesn’t stand for ‘it is’ then an apostrophe is not needed!

You can then move onto 'Commas, Brackets and Dashes' in your CGP book. We’ve done this previously this term, use your teacher notes to remind yourself.

Others of you have a comprehension activity. Everyone can then complete the following extension: Build ten of your own sentences in your orange books, using commas, brackets or dashes to add in an embedded clause.


This afternoon…

Education City work has been set in your Homework folders. Please make sure you have a go at these first before moving on to exploring different games yourself! Your scores will be sent through to me, but remember, nobody else can see them!

Finally, add to your reading journal this afternoon. In school, we have a display ready where I would like to showcase your reading reflections. So, please upload a picture of your journals to your Portfolio on Dojos, or email me it.

Keep up the hard work!

Mrs Houghton

19/1/21 Maths- Warm-up Calculations

We love this family effort from the Turners, starting the day with PE with Joe Wicks!
18/1/21

Remember. PE with Joe Wicks starts at 9am for those who are interested!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xs_g2B-D7zg

Also, a reminder for this week's personal best challenge: How many times can you pass a ball/toy/sock round your waist in 30 seconds?

Make a note each day and see if you can improve your score by Friday!

MONDAY 18TH JANUARY: HOME-LEARNING SUPPORT

 

Hi Everyone,

 

I hope you all had a lovely weekend and you are ready for Week 2 of home learning!

 

Mr Hird and I were delighted with all of your fantastic efforts last week, with lots of great pieces of work being sent in.

 

Here are your notes for today…

 

Maths

 

WARM UP

This week, as warm ups to your Maths sessions, I am going to post daily calculation practice.

 

Today I am going to focus on multiplication and, to help you, I have posted a model video below, reminding you of our written method. After you’ve watched the video, have a go at the multiplication questions (again keep scrolling and you'll find them on today's update). Everyone should attempt the first two and, if you’re feeling confident, try the third question which moves onto multiplying a 4-digit number by a 3-digit number. I’d like you to send your calculation work over to me to have a look at. You can do this by simply photographing your completed calculations and attaching them onto your Portfolio, alternatively you can message or email them to me.

 

WHITEROSE VIDEO

 

Before attempting your CGP work, watch the Whiterose lesson ‘Common Multiples’, which you can access on the following link: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/week-7-number-addition-subtraction-multiplication-division/

 

CGP WORK

When moving on to your CGP book work, use the teacher notes attached below to help you.

 

LITERACY

Today’s focus is on Apostrophes.

 

The following resources will help you, prior to working through the CGP pages:

  • Teacher notes attached
  • BBC Bitesize video and activity on Apostrophes for Contractions https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/zcyv4qt 
  • BBC Bitesize video and activity on Possessive Apostrophes: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/zx9ydxs

 

TOP TIPS TO REMEMBER:

Apostrophes for contractions- Remember to carefully position the apostrophe where the missing letter/s is/are. For example, with couldn’t for 'could not', the apostrophe replaces the ‘o’ in ‘not’.

 

Apostrophes to show possession (belonging)- When it’s a plural noun (more than one), the apostrophe goes at the end. Eg. The boy’s coat = one boy     The boys’ coats = more than one boy.

 

This afternoon

Today, you have some PSHE work timetabled in and will need to find the sheet in your pack titled ‘Making negative thoughts into positive thoughts’. Developing a positive mind set can be really beneficial to our health and well-being. I’d love to see some of your ideas from today’s work.

 

You also have your daily reading and journal to continue. You should be reading for at least 20 minutes.

 

Finally- I’ve posted the CBBC Schedule for this week below. You might like to choose some to schedule in to your timetable for this week. 

 

Any questions, please feel free to contact me throughout the day.

 

Mrs Houghton 

Written Multiplication Model 18/1/21

Still image for this video

18/1/21

After you’ve watched the above video, have a go at the multiplication questions I’ve set below. Everyone should attempt the first two and, if you’re feeling confident, try the third question which moves onto multiplying a 4-digit number by a 3-digit number. I’d like you to send your calculation work over to me to have a look at. You can do this by simply photographing your completed calculations and attaching them onto your Portfolio on Class Dojo, alternatively you can message or email them to me.

FRIDAY 15TH JANUARY: HOME-LEARNING SUPPORT UPDATE

Good Morning Scarlet Class!

Why not have a go today at registering for you Class Dojo Portfolio and adding pictures of any of your work so that Mr Hird can comment. Remember the order of the activities are just a suggestion and so you can complete the activities in an order and at a time that suits you.

Maths

This morning you will be completing some sections of your CGP Books but before you do that you should have a go at Sections One to Five of the Starter Activity above in your orange exercise books:

You might like to spend 20 minutes or so on this, do what you can and don’t stress over what you can’t do!

If you are in Mrs Houghton’s Maths Group, then the following video link will take you to a video lesson that will really help you to understand one of today’s activities:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/order-of-operations-ctk3et?step=2&activity=video

Following on from this Mrs Houghton’s Maths Group should complete page 11 and 12 in their CGP Maths Book. The page from the study book on the Class Story will also help you.

If you are in Mrs Roxburgh’s Maths Group, then you might like to look at the following activities and games before choosing from your Section 1 of your CGP Maths Book:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zw267yc

Spellings
Today, you could choose five from your list and practise using ‘Look, Say, Cover, Copy, Check’. We attached to yesterday’s Class Story a blank format you might like to use if you have a printer. However, please don’t worry if you don’t have one- this is something you can do in your orange exercise book.

Literacy
One of today’s activities looks at Formal and Informal Language. This video and activities for BBC Bitesize will help you know how to communicate well.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkkj2sg

The Study Book notes on the Class Story will also help.

This afternoon…

It is Science this afternoon and we will be carrying on with our study of Light and we will be using the lessons I have shown you in class. The sheet you need is in your Home Learning Pack and you need the one called:

What is reflection and how can we use it?

A big clue is the sheet has today’s date on it! Friday 15th January for those of you who have lost track!

Ideally you should follow this lesson from the Oak Academy video that is available at:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-reflection-and-how-can-we-use-it-6mt3gd

or Google – ‘Oak Academy KS2 What is reflection?’ and choose Lesson 2

Any writing you are asked to do during the lesson should be done neatly in the orange exercise book in your pack. You should put today’s date and the title

What is reflection and how can we use it?

neatly at the top of the page.

The rest of the sheet in your pack contains information that will help you to understand the learning and can be completed by everyone even if you are not able to access the online video lesson.

You may need to help of an adult to support you with some of the reading. Once you have read the booklet (and watched the video lesson with Miss Simkin if you can) you should answer the questions on the sheet carefully in your orange exercise book.

Story Time
If you want a story to finish off the afternoon, you can find Mr Hird reading Chapter 1 of Bill’s New Frock by Anne Fine on the schools YouTube Channel at:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKfI-f2O3NGvBAYIcm3ehag/playlists

Again, please send any questions you have via messages on the Class Dojo account or email Mr Hird at dhird@nethertonmoss.co.uk

THURSDAY 14TH JANUARY: HOME-LEARNING SUPPORT

Morning everyone!

Maths

This morning the focus is on Mental Maths. To begin with, log in to TT Rockstars. Mr Hird has set everyone individual times tables questions. Have as many goes at 'Garage' as you can and at least one go on 'Sound Check'. If you find Mr Hird has given you the 14x table, then remember it's just the 7x table doubled!

You might like to spend 15-20 minutes on this. This does not include shopping time; if you do too much shopping...Mr Hird will be closing the shop!

Following on from this, find ‘Mental Maths Sheet Week 1’ in your pack. Remember, you can work through the sections in whichever order you like.

Spellings

Today, you could choose ten from your list and practise using ‘Look, Say, Cover, Copy, Check’. I have attached below a blank format you might like to use if you have a printer. However, please don’t worry if you don’t have one- this is something you can do in your orange exercise book.

Literacy
Today’s focus is ‘Prepositions’.

The following resources will help you:
- Teacher notes attached below
- Video explaining prepositions with follow on activity and quiz: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/zw38srd
- Education City Learn Screen
https://go.educationcity.com/content/index/42382/5/1/6

Having used the resources and completed the page in your CGP book, use your orange workbook to write your own sentences using prepositions. Try to make them complex sentences, with perhaps different uses of punctuation. Why not try using one of the ‘drop in sentences’ that we’ve been using in class?

For example: The scary monster, who had bulging green eyes and orange prickles all over his back, hid stealthily behind the rock.

We’d love to see any sentences you come up with!

This afternoon…

This afternoon it’s back to Education City where you’ll find a new folder of activities for today in ‘Homework’.
You should find a learn screen recapping some of the content we learnt yesterday and some interactive games.
As well as these, there is also an activity sheet with answer sheet, which you could either print or do the answers in your orange exercise book.

*Please note for the game ‘Knight Typer', you’ll need your sound on!*

You also have some reading to do. Continue where you left off with your book and add to your journal. If you scroll down our Class Story, you’ll find an example from Kasey I posted earlier this week.

Again, please send any questions you have via messages or email Mr Hird at dhird@nethertonmoss.co.uk

 

Another great spelling doodle from Jorja!

Jess has been working really hard on her Maths...

Wow! We love Ethan's organised learning space!

 

Well done to Freya with her great sit-ups during Celebrity Supply Teacher on CBBC! Today was with Marcus Rashford and the session can be found on the iPlayer for anyone who missed it!

 

 

Answers to today's calculations...

We've had such lovely work sent in this week, well done Y6, keep up the hard work!

 

13/1/21

Why not try this as a warm up for Maths this morning? Answers will be posted at lunchtime!

WEDNESDAY 13TH JANUARY: HOME-LEARNING SUPPORT 

 

Morning everyone! Don't forget to tune in to CBBC at 10.05am for Celebrity Supply Teacher, today it's PE with Marcus Rashford.

 

Maths

Today in your CGP books, you will answer questions on Multiplication and Division.

 

In the teacher notes attached below, I have given you reminders of how to quickly multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000 by moving the digits.

 

Some of you aren’t as confident using written division. If that’s the case, watch the WhiteRose lessons ‘Divide four digits by 1 digit’ and ‘Divide with remainders’ on the following link https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/week-5/ , before attempting page 10. Remember, try your best and complete as many as you can. Anything you really struggle with we can revisit in school, so please don’t worry!  

 

Literacy

 

In Literacy, the pages allocated within your CGP book look at the ‘Past Perfect Form’, reading today’s teacher notes first will help you with this.

 

You also have a page on adverbs. The following link will also give you some extra help and more practice.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/zgsgxfr

 

Some of you have ‘Pioneer Children’ to have a go at. Remember when it says ‘give a reason’ or ‘explain your answer’, use evidence in the text to help you. I’m expecting to see you use ‘because…’

 

After your CGP work, something fun to do is a game of charades using verbs and adverbs! The aim is to act out something you’re doing (verb) and how it’s being done (adverb) For example, crawl slowly.

 

This afternoon…

This afternoon is a Geography session. In your packs you’ll find some work on Dams. A dam is any barrier built to hold back water. Water held behind the dam is usually held in a reservoir. There is some reading for you to do first, before completing the sheet explaining the impact of damming rivers. You’ll need to keep revisiting the reading material to help you.

 

I’ll be online 9-3pm so please send any questions you have via messages.

 

Mrs Houghton

What have you written in your reading journal today?

 

Kasey-Lee has read one of David Walliams' 'The World's Worst Teachers' collection. Here's her fantastic summary and review of 'Dr Dread'.

 

Please email any you have to choughton@nethertonmoss.co.uk and we will share them!

 

 

 

 

Answers to this morning's calculations...

TUESDAY 12TH JANUARY: HOME-LEARNING SUPPORT 

 

Morning everyone!

 

It was so lovely to be sent examples of some of your work yesterday; keep sending them and keep up the hard work!

 

Maths

The next section you are beginning today focuses on calculation methods which we visit daily, so hopefully you will be able to approach this with confidence. As a warm up, here is one of each method for you to have a go at home, I will post the answers at lunchtime for you to check your answers!  

In your CGP book you will look at Addition to begin with. Sections 1 and 2 you should be able to do mentally but be careful not to rush and make silly mistakes! Today in teacher notes (attached below), I’ve just added a little reminder about adding decimals, this isn’t as scary as it looks!!

 

Spellings

Have you tried a Spelling Doodle yet?! Draw your shape, choose 8-10 spellings and practise, practise, practise! Here is an example, just remember to choose spellings from your Y5/6 list.

 

Literacy

In Literacy, the focus is Verbs. Read the teacher notes attached below to help you! CBBC also have an English focus on their programmes this morning, so why not tune in and watch?

 

This afternoon…

When you’ve logged onto Education City, you’ll find a folder for today, with a number of activities for you to have a go at. This includes an activity on Determiners, which you visited yesterday.

You also have some reading to do. Continue where you left off with your book and add to your journal. Today, summarise what you’ve read so far. How has the plot developed?

 

I’ll be online to answer any questions via my email choughton@nethertonmoss.co.uk or through Dojo messages.

 

Mrs Houghton

 

MONDAY 11TH JANUARY: HOME-LEARNING SUPPORT 

 

Hi everyone,

 

Maths
In your CGP book today, you will look at a few different topics.

 

First up is Roman Numerals- the attached teacher notes will help remind you of these.

 

Next, is Decimals. Top tip to remember: when dealing with numbers to two decimal places (2 digits after the decimal point), sometimes thinking of it as money can help you. This is especially helpful when ordering decimals. Again, read the attached notes to support you.

 

Finally, page 6 explores Rounding. This is a topic lots of us find tricky. It’s really important that you read the question to decide exactly what you are being asked to round to. The attached notes give examples that will help you. 

 

If you are struggling with Rounding, watch the two WhiteRose videos on the link below and then try having a go at the questions in your CGP book. Remember, just try you best and take your time!!

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/week-2/

 

Literacy

Today in your CGP book, some of you will work through questions on Determiners and Adjectives. Again, teacher notes attached below.

Others will be reading and answering questions on 'The Three Nanny Goats Gruff'; remember to take your time with the questions and frequently re-visit the text!

 

This afternoon…

This afternoon you have a ‘2021’ booklet to decorate, make and write inside of. Here is my finished booklet...

 

Carefully read the instructions about where to cut and fold!! I’d love to see some photographs of your finished booklets, especially the things that you hope to achieve this year!

 

Finally, here is the CBBC TV Schedule that has been released for this week. Some of you might like to timetable in watching some of these programmes.

 

Well done Y6, keep up the hard work!

 

Mrs Houghton

 

FRIDAY 8TH JANUARY: HOME-LEARNING SUPPORT  

Good morning everyone!

 

Maths
In your CGP book today, you will re-visit Place Value and Negative Numbers.

 

Top tips to remember:

  • When we visited Place Value last, lots of you were confident but some of you made mistakes when writing numbers as words due to rushing it! Remember to read the number aloud in your head as you write it down.
     
  • With negative numbers, again take care and carefully read the question. Remember, the numbers get less as they move further behind zero, however the digits get bigger! For example, -7 is bigger than -20. This can cause confusion and trick us at times!

Have a read of the teacher notes attached below before attempting each page.

 

Literacy

In your CGP book today, some of you will explore nouns and pronouns.  Others of you will do some spelling and reading.  Everyone will benefit from reading teacher notes attached below. Have a read of them before attempting each page.

 

Here is another link for you , directing you to some BBC bitesize activities and a quiz on Pronouns:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/z37xrwx

 

This afternoon…

Use your login for Education City and go to the ‘Homework’ tab on the left hand side. You will find a folder for today, with a number of activities for you to have a go at. It includes both learn screens and games. Once you’ve finished, why not try Play Live?! You may find some of your class mates on at the same time as you this afternoon!

 

You also have some reading to do. Choose your book and start your journal using your orange book. Perhaps read Chapter One today and reflect on what your initial thoughts are of the book/what you predict might happen next. Remember, sometimes it takes a few chapters to really start enjoying a book so make sure you persevere and keep reading!

 

Well done Year 6, remember to try your best and not to worry if there is something you need to move on from and come back to.

 

Mrs Houghton

Orienteering in the Great Outdoors

In order to maximise the time they spend outdoors the children have started to learn the skills of orienteering. Map reading, teamwork, position and direction along with resilience and stamina are all skills that will be developed during this topic. Fortunately most of the children have remembered their left from their right during lockdown although Mr Hird has been busy locating all the Control Markers on the school’s orienteering course which has become somewhat overgrown in the last 6 months!

Scarlet Class School Councillors Elected

One of the first tasks of any new school year is to elect new representative to the School Council. While the COVID 19 pandemic will see the role of School Council change and adapt, it is likely to be busy for everyone involved. Vote for by all the children in Year 6, the Scarlet Class representatives are set to be role models for the rest of the school. Congratulations both of you!

Year 6 have been inspired by the street artist ThankyouX

It has been a very busy start to the year in Scarlet Class, the teachers have been really impressed with the way in which the children have settle back into the routines of school so quickly. The children have been learning about the street artist ThankyouX and have been creating cube style street art that tells the story of their own interests. 

Home Learning Practice Page - How it will work in the event of a Lockdown!

2/9/20

School will open for Year 6 at 8.45am tomorrow, please make your way to the junior playground gates where you'll see your teachers. Home time collection will be at 2.50pm. 

 

Please remember to bring a packed lunch for week one (this can be in a lunch bag/box if you wish) and your PE kit ready for the week beginning the 7th September. We kindly ask that you don't bring any other belongings with you. 

 

See you all in the morning! :)

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