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Please visit this page every day for your school work. On this page you will find:

 
  • Reading work for each group (Miss Sanders’ group and everyone else)
  • English work for everyone
  • Maths work set by your maths teacher
  • Other Curriculum work

 

Also, please remember that there are Doodle objectives that link to what we have done in class and the work we are setting now so remember to get on Doodle and get your daily stars!

Wednesday 14th October 2020

The final day at home, Year 6!

Hello for the last time on here for, we hope, a long while! We must say how immensely proud we are of all of you for striving to do your best with your home learning. Happily, we will be able to see you all in person tomorrow to congratulate you and welcome you back to school. We hope you are looking forward to it – we certainly are!

 

So let’s do this for one last time. A very similar day again to round off your home learning: Guided Reading, Grammar and Maths. The afternoon is yours to do something fun like draw a picture, create a pattern, cook something, get outside and kick a ball or throw a Frisbee, or simply get some rest so you are ready to go tomorrow.

 

Also, and this is getting serious now, don’t forget to listen to and practise our Harvest song in preparation for THIS week. We will be having a full class sing-a-long on Thursday and we want to impress Miss Sanders. The link is below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWFREFdgamI

 

Just a few reminders below:

  • You do not need to print any of the sheets from the website unless you want to. You can work on paper or in a book, or you can download the document and type in your answers straight onto the document or underneath the question.
  • Photographs or documents containing any of your hard work can be emailed to this address advice@mapledeneschool.com. This is also the address for any questions you might have.
  • For each piece of work, the answers are provided so that you can mark your own work or for people at home to check and help you.

 

Guided reading today is more retrieval work using the skills and question styles from Monday’s PowerPoint. Make sure you find the information in the text and follow the instructions in the questions. Just one short text for Mr B & Mr C’s groups and one longer one for Miss Sanders. You can find them below:

In Grammar, we are down to the final two word classes. We are saving conjunctions for when we are back together so we can use them to make some awesome sentences about how to survive being at Camp Green Lake. So this leaves us with only…Determiners. These are sometimes called articles and they are among the simplest words in the English language. Please read the PowerPoint (or pdf) before doing the two worksheets.

Finally this morning is Maths. For Miss Sanders group, you have some rounding to practise. Today it is to the nearest 100. You also have some new objectives to complete on Doodle so remember to get online and get those daily stars. First up watch the videos below to help you remember how to round numbers and then try the questions. Answers are included below.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_A8kluwQt0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVXVsueBs5c

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdjyi1M7TOY

 

The rounding song in the last one is particularly cool. “If it’s 5 or more, let it soar, let it soar…if it’s 4 or less, let it rest, let it rest…”

For Mr C & Mr B’s groups you have your Daily Arithmetic questions first. Then we are blending a bit of general knowledge with our maths today. We would like you to do some estimating using your knowledge of measure and to work out the best measuring tool to measure certain things. For example, you wouldn’t measure the distance from Sheldon to Birmingham City Centre using centimetres, or the capacity of a lake using millilitres. Think carefully about each one and give your recommendation or estimation.

And that’s that!

Well done for getting this far and for working so hard at home. Please make sure you also thank the people at home for supporting you with your learning and giving up their time when we couldn’t. We all appreciate it and we look forward to seeing you all tomorrow!

Tuesday 13th October 2020

The penultimate day at home, Year 6!

Good morning everybody! Two more days of fantastic home learning to go before we can return to school. Keep working hard and trying your best, even if you aren’t sure or don’t quite understand. Anything you have found difficult over the last week or so will be covered again at school to make sure we fill in any gaps or answer any questions you might have.

 

So let’s crack on with today. We have a familiar day ahead of us: Guided Reading, Grammar, Maths and a Science carry over from yesterday.

Also, don’t forget to give another listen to our Harvest song in preparation for THIS week. The link is below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWFREFdgamI

 

The usual reminders below:

  • You do not need to print any of the sheets from the website unless you want to. You can work on paper or in a book, or you can download the document and type in your answers straight onto the document or underneath the question.
  • Photographs or documents containing any of your hard work can be emailed to this address advice@mapledeneschool.com. This is also the address for any questions you might have.
  • For each piece of work, the answers are provided so that you can mark your own work or for people at home to check and help you.

 

Guided reading today is more retrieval work using the skills and question styles from yesterday’s PowerPoint. Make sureyou find the information in the txt and follow the instructions in the questions. Two short texts for Mr B & Mr C’s groups and one longer one for Miss Sanders. You can find them below:

In Grammar, we are into the final three word classes – can you guess what this one might be? Today’s focus is on PREPOSITIONS. There’s a clue inside the name for what these words do: position. Please read the PowerPoint (or pdf) and do the quiz before doing the two worksheets

Finally this morning is Maths. For Miss Sanders group, you have some rounding to practise. You also have some new objectives to complete on Doodle so remember to get online and get those daily stars. First up watch the videos below to help you remember how to round numbers and then try the questions. Answers are included in the document.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMdck80SHnw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHn-xpR9tyY

For Mr C & Mr B’s groups you have your Daily Arithmetic questions first. Then you are going to be using your excellent knowledge of converting measures from yesterday with metres, centimetres and millimetres and attempting some difficult conversion problems. These questions are quite tough, but try your best  - you have the tools you need from all your good work at home recently! Don’t give up!

Following on from yesterday’s science research – did you manage to find out what makes a living thing ‘living’. I said there were 7 things that all living things do and they are called life processes. I’ve got in touch with an old friend called Mrs Gren who will be able to explain a bit more.

So how many did you get yesterday? I’d be very impressed if you got all seven. So today’s science work is to use your research from yesterday, the video below and the information in the PowerPoint to make your own poster or mnemonic to help you remember the 7 life processes. We will be looking at these when we get back to school. Be as creative and colourful as you like and remember to put down a small explanation as to what each life process means.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kctnt8WWMGA

Monday 12th October 2020

Welcome to a new week, Year 6!

Hello everyone! We hope you had a super weekend and got a lot of rest ahead of a big week this week. To begin with, we have three more days of home learning before we get to return to school on Thursday! We are very much looking forward to seeing you all again and being back at school. We hope you are too.

So let’s get on with this week. Today we have Guided Reading, Grammar, Maths and a bit of Science.

Last but not least please can you remember to listen to and practise our Harvest song in preparation for THIS week.

The link is below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWFREFdgamI

 

Just a few reminders below:

  • You do not need to print any of the sheets from the website unless you want to. You can work on paper or in a book, or you can download the document and type in your answers straight onto the document or underneath the question.
  • Photographs or documents containing any of your hard work can be emailed to this address advice@mapledeneschool.com. This is also the address for any questions you might have.
  • For each piece of work, the answers are provided so that you can mark your own work or for people at home to check and help you.

 

Firstly today, we have Guided Reading and a continuation of our focus on finding and retrieving the important information the questions ask you to. In the PowerPoint (or the pdf if you cannot open PowerPoints) you will see a range of the types of questions you are likely to see when being asked to retrieve. These are very similar to SATs questions and we have talked about them in class a lot. Please read the PowerPoint and attempt the questions at the end.

  • For Miss Sanders group, write the answers to the questions down.
  • For Mr B and Mr C’s groups, use the PowerPoint questions as practice then have a go at the comprehension questions in ‘Raider’s Peril’.

In Grammar, we are continuing our work on word classes – there are only a few left! Today our focus will be on pronouns. You can see the word ‘noun’ is in there, but do you know what they are? I know, and Mr Barber, he knows. Miss Sanders? She also knows. They both know. Any ideas yet? Take the quiz to refresh your memory then have a go at the Pronouns questions. Don’t forget to check your answers afterwards.

Finally this morning is Maths. For Miss Sanders group, there is a video to watch first and then three sheets to have a go at. You don’t have to do them all, but it would be amazing if you did! You can can pick which level to start work at depending on how confident you feel after watching the video. Answers are included in the document.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z9vgkqt

 

For Mr C & Mr B’s groups you have your Daily Arithmetic questions first. Then we are going to be looking at continuing our conversions of measurements. Today we are looking at length and distance measuring including kilometres and metres (which you did last week) and moving to metres, centimetres and millimetres. These are the measurements you normally find on a ruler at school. You will need to remember your multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 skills for this week.

In the afternoon it would normally be Science. We were in the middle of writing up our experiment so we shall save that for back in school. Instead, in preparation for moving from our current topic of plants onto next term, when we look at habitats and animals, we would like you to research something for us…

 

What makes us alive? What do we do that means we are alive? There are 7 things that living things, animals and plants, all do. Can you work out what they are? I’ll be posting the answers and a piece of science work based on this tomorrow. The videos below are a starting point that may help you.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zb9rkqt

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zvbvr82

Friday 9th October 2020

Well done Year 6!

Well done all of you who are working as hard as if we were in school and sending in your work. Even if you aren’t able to send it in, just doing it and checking your work against the answers will be a great help with your learning when we return to school, which hopefully is now less than a week away! Yay!

Just a few reminders below:

  • You do not need to print any of the sheets from the website unless you want to. You can work on paper or in a book, or you can download the document and type in your answers straight onto the document or underneath the question.
  • Photographs or documents containing any of your hard work can be emailed to this address advice@mapledeneschool.com. This is also the address for any questions you might have.
  • For each piece of work, the answers are provided so that you can mark your own work or for people at home to check and help you.

 

Today we are doing Maths first and after an excellent week on multiplying and dividing, and converting measures for Mr B and Mr C’s groups, we are back to some Arithmetic. However we don’t just have 12 questions today… we don’t have 20 questions…we have a monster 28 questions worth 30 marks today! We are supremely confident that, if you take your time, you will all be able to succeed at this.

 

Mr Collett would like his group to time themselves to see how long you take too. Please don’t rush it though and make sureyou still spend time checking at the end, but record your time.

 

Miss Sanders’ group can continue with the Maths Mystery from yesterday and then can move on to revising multiplying. Make sure you spend at least 15 minutes practising your times tables too.

For English today we would like to put all of our grammar learning for the week together and deliver a fantastic piece of writing. Yesterday you read some chapters from ‘Holes’ and today I have found a very tiny clip of it online. Watch the clip AFTER you have had a read through the document below. Use them both as inspiration for your writing today. It can be as long as you want but we would like you to be as creative as possible with your language and sentence choices.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbHaniSYlis

After English and maths it would normally be Forest School and Art, so today we thought you could practise some sketching, and what better picture but that of a lizard! Maybe you could add the yellow spots! Send your sketches in after you have watched the tutorials below. Make sure you pause it after each step or it will move too quickly…the video, not the lizard.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7ihqQ7F_O4

 

And this was for a Leopard Gecko - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPNJwPBntjw

 

Last but not least please can you remember to listen to and practise our Harvest song in preparation for next week. The link is below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWFREFdgamI

 

We hope you have enjoyed all the learning this week. We are all very proud of your efforts and you should be too. We hope you have a super weekend and feel ready for some more excellent work on Monday. Over and out.

 

The Year 6 team.

Song words:

Thursday 8th October 2020

Happy Thursday Year 6!

More congratulations for all of you who are showing real determination to succeed in your learning. We have been so impressed to see some of your completed work but also to hear how well you have been doing at home when we have called. Make sure you keep it up for the next two days and then we will give you a couple of days off!

Just a few reminders below:

  • You do not need to print any of the sheets from the website unless you want to. You can work on paper or in a book, or you can download the document and type in your answers straight onto the document or underneath the question.
  • Photographs or documents containing any of your hard work can be emailed to this address advice@mapledeneschool.com. This is also the address for any questions you might have.
  • For each piece of work, the answers are provided so that you can mark your own work or for people at home to check and help you.
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Guided Reading is up first again. Today, instead of answering questions on a text, we would like you to read two chapters from ‘Holes’. In the document below we have copied the first and fourth chapter from the story. In preparation for a piece of writing we are doing tomorrow, we would like you to familiarise yourself with the setting of Camp Green Lake. Look at the words the author uses and read what Stanley looks at and thinks about when he arrives at Camp Green Lake for the first time. To help you for tomorrow you may want to highlight or list all the adjectives and adverbs that you can find.

 

If you aren’t totally sure what adjectives and adverbs are, you’re in luck for today’s grammar focuses on those two word classes, but first please just read the two chapters, and don’t try to blame anything on your ‘no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather’.

After break, it is the grammar mentioned above. Today we are looking at two sets of describing words: adjectives and adverbs. Adjectives describe a noun, while adverbs and adverbials describe verbs and adjectives. Look at your ‘Word Classes’ sheet from yesterday to remind you what each one is. There is an adjective quiz to do before some Adjective questions.

 

After checking your answers, there is also an adverbs and adverbials PowerPoint to look through before answering the set of test questions. No reading questions today so a bit more to do on the grammar instead. There is an adverb matching game at the end which is optional, but I founfd it interesting how many different ways I could start the same sentence and still have it make sense. See if you can do the same.

After grammar, it’s Maths! First up for Mr B's & Mr C's groups are your Daily Arithmetic 12 questions, which you have been doing brilliantly with so far, and then it’s on to more conversion work. Today it’s looking at some more complicated word problems but they will be using your skills at conversion that we have practised this week. They are challenging but please have a go. We can’t fault you as long as you try your best. The answers are included in the sheet.

 

For Miss Sanders' group, you have some very exciting maths to be doing too. This mystery needs solving and you are the place value experts to do it! This project this summarises all the work we have done on place value so far this year. Also, as it is a major project that requires you to show real determination, there won't be as much maths to do tomorrow...but we will still post some on here for those of you who are thirsty for more!

Finally, it’s Year 6 PE on Thursdays. While we might not be able to do any cricket skills indoors, nor venture too far out apart from any garden you might have, we can still get our heart beating a bit quicker with some fitness and strength exercises. Today it’s a 7 minute workout designed to help build core strength. Mr C was out of breath when he tried it but it made him feel really good. He’s very keen for you all to have a go. When we get back to school he will be asking!

 

Wednesday 7th October 2020

Good morning Year 6!

A massive well done to all of you who are accessing the website and doing the work we are setting. It has been a pleasure to see all your hard work being sent in and also see how many of you are getting on Doodle and smashing those Extras too. Keep it up Year 6!

Just a few reminders below:

  • You do not need to print any of the sheets from the website unless you want to. You can work on paper or in a book, or you can download the document and type in your answers straight onto the document or underneath the question.
  • Photographs or documents containing any of your hard work can be emailed to this address advice@mapledeneschool.com. This is also the address for any questions you might have.
  • For each piece of work, the answers are provided so that you can mark your own work or for people at home to check and help you.

 

Guided Reading is up first again. Please read the text carefully. If you’ve got a pet, maybe they would like to hear it today. Otherwise do the usual: Read it to yourself, read it aloud, read it in the mirror and, if it is not disturbing people working, read it to someone at home. Then, and only then, complete the questions on the next page. Today is our final American based text and this time it is about the brave souls who travelled across the Atlantic to make themselves a home in the New World: the Pilgrims.

After break, it is English. Today we are looking at verbs. Look at your ‘Word Classes’ sheet from yesterday and work out what kinds of words verbs are. Then have a quick go through the quiz to make sure you remember right. I’ve also included a reminder about the verb ‘to be’, which is very often used but not often thought of as a verb.

 

Once you have checked it out, please have a go at the Verbs test questions. Be careful! I am trying to catch you out.

After English, it’s Maths! First up: Miss Sanders' group. Please have a go at the sheets below. If you manage to complete the work, there is also a times tables practice test for you to try. It is very important that you learn your tables so you are really quick and accurate. Spend at least 15 minutes per day practising. You can also use Doodle for this!

For Mr Barber's and Mr Collett's groups, we would like you to start with Daily Arithmetic: 12 questions and then it’s on to more conversion work.

 

Today it’s looking at the prefix ‘Kilo’. Any ideas what it could mean? Have another look in your cupboard. Instead of looking for liquids, have a look for heavy items like bags of sugar or flour, even washing powder (just be careful with this). Do you notice what they are measured in?

After your amazing work yesterday on converting between litres and millilitres, you will be pleased to know this conversion is very similar, just between two different measurements – kilograms and grams, and kilometres and metres. Have a look in the document to get started.

And finally, something for the afternoon.

 

Normally you would be doing Music with Miss Sanders, so she has managed to find you guys a song to learn and sing. While we are going to miss parts of the Harvest festival, we can still learn a song for it. And while we are at home it gives us a great chance to practice. Please have a listen to the song on YouTube and see if you can learn some of the words. There's a chance that we will be able to perform it or video it when we return to school next week, so give it all you've got!

 

This is the teaching video of the song we want to do! 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Vv65Xqin0E

 

Please do your best to learn it. No sign language just the words.

 

Complete song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWFREFdgamI

 

Complete backing track:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21t-hOAWrJk

Tuesday 6th October 2020

Good morning Year 6!

Well done to all of you for a great start to your working from home. Here are a few things that you need to remember for your work today:

  • You do not need to print any of the sheets from the website unless you want to. You can work on paper or in a book, or you can download the questions and type in your answers straight onto the document or underneath the question.
  • Photographs or documents containing any of your hard work can be emailed to this address advice@mapledeneschool.com. This is also the address for any questions you might have.
  • For each piece of work, the answers are provided so that you can mark your own work or for people at home to check and help you.

 

We will start the day as we normally do: Guided Reading. Please read the text carefully. Read it to yourself, read it aloud, read it in the mirror and, if it is not disturbing people working, read it to someone at home. Then, and only then, complete the questions on the next page. After yesterday’s text on the Gold rush, this one is about another group of Americans who forged their own destiny when America was a young country.

After break, it is English. Today we are looking at nouns. Look at your ‘Word Classes’ sheet from yesterday and work out what kinds of words are nouns. Then have a look at the document below to get a further understanding.  Once you have checked it out, please have a go at the Nouns test questions.

 

Finally, if you have a printer or would like to write them out into the correct categories, please have a go at the 'Identifying Different Types of Noun Colouring' pdf. The answers are provided on the second sheet.

After English, it’s Maths! Miss Sanders' group: your work is clearly labelled below and is continuing your place value work. It is important to note that you only need to do the first page but then if you want to do more and are feeling confident then you can. Aim high and try to earn a MERIT!

 

For help with your place value learning, you can watch these videos:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21l3Jg5_MCg

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5Qf0qSSJFI

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ex2ihP_XdU0

For Mr Barber's and Mr Collett's group: We are going to be looking at a new topic of Measure and Measurement. We would like you to use your great knowledge from yesterday of multiplying and dividing numbers by 10,100 and 1000 to convert between different measures. Today we are going to start with capacity, which is the amount of liquid a solid shape can contain. If you have a look in your kitchen cupboards, you will find lots of containers of liquids have a capacity written on the side.

Your first task is to look through the items in your cupboards to see if you can see the different units of measure. How many can you find? What sort of numbers are on them? You might find a big bottle of squash has a 1 on the side, and a small can of coke has 330. Once you have had a look, open the document below and try to solve some of the conversion calculations. Mr C's group should aim to have a go at the Challenge cards too (the answers are provided). Remember to also do your Daily 12 Arithmetic questions. The answers for that a re below as well.

Last but not least we would like you to continue our geography work by identifying the features of a river. Have a look at the powerpoint slides and try to remember all the reading we have done around rivers and the journey it takes from source to sea.

Monday 5th October 2020

Good morning Year 6!

While it is a great shame we will not get to see your smiling faces this morning, it does not mean we will not get to see your hard work and determination. The Year 6 teachers have been working hard to try to keep your learning going while you are at home and to make your day as much like one at school as possible.

 

Please give each bit of work a try. Some of the sections will include a video to watch or a PowerPoint to view that will help you understand. We will be available on the advice email (advice@mapledeneschool.com) if you need anything, but if you listen well and try your best we are confident you will be able to succeed.

 

Sometimes the file with the questions will have the answers in too. Make sure you have had a go first before looking at the answers. Remember – you are only cheating yourself out of learning if you don’t at least try first. If the answers are not there then I will be posting them on this page at 3 o’clock each day so you can check your work.

 

We will start the day as we normally do: Guided Reading. Please read the text carefully. Read it to yourself, read it aloud, read it in the mirror and, if it is not disturbing people working, read it to someone at home. Then, and only then, complete the questions on the next page.

After break, it is English. Today I would like you to investigate the 8 word classes that we use in the English language. If you aren’t sure what they are, please watch the two videos to remind yourself. Mr B gives a very good explanation, and the second video is extremely catchy; Mr C has nearly memorised all the words already! When you have watched them, I would like you to create a poster that explains what each one is and give examples of each one. You could use pictures and colours and present it how you like , just as long as you have them all. Below the videos, are a couple of examples of good ones.

The Word Classes you need for KS2 SATs

This video has a quick explanation of the 8 word classes you will need to help you pass your KS2 SATs. They will also help anyone in KS2 that is first learni...

Word Class Song

These are pdfs of the above pictures for printing purposes

After English, it’s Maths! Each day, your maths teacher will have set work for you to do. Miss Sanders’ group have work that you have been covering in class and you can find that just below.

For children in Mr Barber's and Mr Collett's groups, we would like you to start with Daily Arithmetic: 12 questions each day to keep your skills up. After that, you will be continuing your work on multiplying and dividing numbers by 10, 100 and 1000. Please do the sheets with your Maths teacher's name on. 

 

Friday 2nd October 2020

Hello Year 6!

We hope you are all safe and well at home. You've all been working very hard this term already and we hope you can continue to do such an excellent job at home too. 

 

To keep our learning going, we will be adding work on this site so please check back often for more to do. In the meantime remember to get yourself on DOODLE! We will be adding objectives based on work we have done and topics you have learned about before too. We are already thinking of how we can reward our top doodlers!

 

For those of you in Mr Barber's Maths group please have a go at this set of arithmetic questions. The questions cover each of the topics you have been learning in class and a few + - x ÷ questions. Therre is also a negative number line and a place value grid to help with some of the questions. After that, look at the work Mr Collett's group are starting on and try to do the questions on the 3rd page. The answers are on the last page but don't look at them until the end!

For Miss Sanders' group please have a look at the sheets below. There are lots of opportunities for you to practise the skills we have learnt so far this year. You do not have to complete all the pages on each activity as long as you have tried your best and spent some time looking at each task. Remember, we have covered all of this work in the last few weeks it may just be set out a little differently. So, persevere and challenge yourself! If you get stuck then go onto the next topic - you can always come back to it.

 

Also, please don't forget to practice your times tables and number bonds. There are some sheets below. I will also be putting some activities on Doodle if you prefer to learn this way.

For Mr Collett's Maths group, if you remember we were starting to look at multiplying and dividing numbers by 10, 100 and 1000. This will include decimals, and remember how the numbers moved along the place value grid. To remind yourself, please look at the grid on the first page, then have a go at the questions on the third page. The answers are at the end, but try the questions first. After that you can attempt the word problems in the second document and then choose one of the sheets from the third document whcih has tables to fill in. There are three levels of difficulty so choose based on how confident you feel. Try your best, everyone!

Welcome to Year 6

 

A big welcome back to all the children who have joined us in school in September - it is great to see everyone back and also to be getting on with some excellent work already.

 

We have been unable to arrange a 'Meet & Greet' session for obvious reasons, but all the information you need to know will be posted here and you are welcome to try to catch a member of the Year 6 team either at the beginning or end of the school day or to phone the office.

 

The file below contains much of the information about routines, PE and homework requirements, but please get in touch or ask your child to enquire about anything you need clarification on. There are also links to lots of helpful websites to aid your studies in Maths and English. Please take some time to visit them.

 

And make sure you check out this page to keep up to date with the goings on in Year 6!

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