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Resources for Home Learning

Year 6 – Summer 1 – Week 5

English Topic:
Reading

Maths Topic:
Problem Solving
Shape Up

Non-core Topic:
Science

Tasks:
Physical Activity
PSHE
RE
Computing


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Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Monday

English:

Let’s recap on the books that we have looked at this year.

  • Letters from the lighthouse
  • Who let the gods out
  • Macbeth
  • The explorer

Write the key events for each book using bullet points.

You are going to write a blurb for each book throughout the week for the current year 5’s to give them an insight on what to expect.

Your blurb needs to engage the reader so the reader wants to read the book and will be interested to know what will happen in the story.

Design your own front cover for the book.

Letters from the Lighthouse.

Topic:

Find out about:

  • Friction
  • Air resistance
  • Water resistance
  • How can we reduce the effects of air and water resistance?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zsxxsbk/articles/zxqrdxs

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zsxxsbk/articles/zxw6gdm

Use the above clips as well as any other online sources and CGP text books to make notes on Friction, Air resistance and Water resistance.

Draw an image of a simple aeroplane

Explain how an aeroplane glides through the air.

Label the different forces acting upon the aeroplane.

Explain how the shark swims through the ocean effortlessly withstanding the effects of water resistance.

What features of the shark’s body reduce the effect of water resistance?

Maths:

You’ve been in the kitchen for the past 4 weeks can you now use the skills you have learn to complete the recipe ratio worksheet, and if you are missing the kitchen part try one of the recipes!

Monday Maths – Recipe Ratios

Task:

Using emails – Starbank website top right corner.

https://www.starbankschool.co.uk/

Log in using your school details. Be aware, all emails sent can be monitored so be careful how to speak to people and the language used.

Send an email to your class teacher (If your teacher is called John Smith, their email would be j.smith@starbank.bham.sch.uk) explaining what you have done so far in your week off. How are you feeling about school closures?  Do you miss your friends? Etc…

In your email, include a picture (meme) from the internet and format the text – size, colour etc…

Catch up with some of your class friends via email, let them know you miss them!

Tuesday

English:

Who let the Gods out?

Using your notes from yesterday, write a blurb for this book. Remember to introduce the key characters.

Design your own front cover for this book.

Remember your front cover needs to stand out so the reader will be interested in the book and would want to read it. Consider how you will write the title for the book?

Topic:

Practical Forces Mini Experiment. Have a look at the resources/ equipment that you have at home and have a go at conducting one of the following experiments:

  1. Playdough Experiment. You will need 3 beakers (or plastic cups) of water and playdough. Create 3 different shapes out of the playdough for e.g. a ball, triangle and a square. Put each shape into a container and predict which ones will float or sink. Why?
  2. Aluminium foil Experiment

You need 3 beakers of water (or plastic cups) aluminium foil and a handful of stones. Put a few stones in a ball of foil and fold some stones inside a flat piece of foil and finally create a small boat out of foil and include the rest of the stones. Make your predictions. Which ones sink or float? Why?

Maths:

Indoor Maths: Shape Up You will need to look at the nets which are called ‘Week 5 Tuesday-Nets’ and have a go at making 3D shapes from those nets. You will need scissors and glue. One you have made those 3D shapes fill in/create a table with how many edges, faces and vertices each shape has.

Tuesday Maths Tables

Tuesday Maths Nets

Task:

In a web browser visit Google Earth.

https://www.google.co.uk/intl/en_uk/earth/

Can you find where you are now? Can you find the countries of your family’s heritage?  How do they look different space? How do they look similar?

Explore the application and find a location that you would really like to visit.

Why do you want to visit this location?  What is it like there? How is it different from the U.K?

Can you find any reviews on the world wide web for this country? What do previous tourists think?

Email your teacher https://outlook.office.com/mail,  the location you have chosen and explain why.  Include a picture from the internet in your email and explore modifying the text further.

Wednesday

English:

Macbeth

Using your notes from Monday, write a blurb for this book. Remember to introduce the key characters.

Design your own front cover for this book.

Remember your front cover needs to stand out so the reader will be interested in the book and would want to read it. Consider how you will write the title for the book?

Topic:

Experiment Write up – Results and Conclusion

Using observations from the experiments you conducted yesterday devise a results table to display which shapes sank and which floated.

Now write up a scientific conclusion. Remember to link your conclusion to scientific explanations and explain which forces were acting upon the various shapes.

Key words to use in your conclusion:

Streamlined 

Water resistance

Surface area

Use this PEEL structure to help you write up a great Scientific conclusion.

Challenge :

Can you write an ‘ER’ statement to show the relationship between shape and water resistance

For e.g. the wider the shape the greater the water resistance acting upon it.

Maths:

Problem Solving

http://www.iseemaths.com/lessons56/

Go to the link and complete the daily task.

Task:

Two-day project – Wednesday & Thursday.

Create a PowerPoint presentation about your chosen location.  Every Starbank pupil is eligible for free software from Microsoft through your school email account.  Follow this link to access: https://www.office.com/launch/powerpoint?auth=2

Once created, attach your PowerPoint file and email to your teacher. The attach function is represented by the paper clip icon.

Alternatively, you can use the share button.

Thursday

English:

The Explorer

Using your notes from yesterday, write a blurb for this book. Remember to introduce the key characters.

Design your own front cover for this book.

Remember your front cover needs to stand out so the reader will be interested in the book and would want to read it. Consider how you will write the title for the book?

Topic:

Investigating Paper Helicopters. You will need access to Twinkl. Parents you can create a free account during this period of school closure. Please follow the link:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer

Once your account is created. Please search for Paper helicopter investigation and download the folder.

Watch the PowerPoint presentation.

Aim: You will use the Helicopter template provided to create paper helicopters and see how long you can keep them in the air for

Follow the steps on the PowerPoint and record your results on the Recording sheet provided.

Think about the science involved. What forces are acting upon the helicopter?

How can you ensure fair testing?

How reliable are your results?

Maths:

Timestable Rockstar and Numbots

Play both TTR and Numbots

(https://ttrockstars.com/)

Get has high up the leader board as you can.

Task:

See Wednesday.

Friday

English:

Reading.

Choose a book from the following link to listen.

https://stories.audible.com/discovery

Topic:

FLOATING PING PONG BALLS – ADULT SUPERVISION IS NECESSARY FOR THIS EXPERIMENT

Aim: Make 2 ping pong balls float in the air flow of a hair dryer at the same time, without hitting each other.

Materials: 2 ping pong balls

A hair dryer (on cool setting)

Method:

  1. Switch on your hair dryer making sure it is on the cool setting.
  2. Hold it with the nozzle pointing upwards.
  3. Place on of the ping pong balls into the stream of air.
  4. Try and place another ball into the same stream of air- on top of the first ball.

Challenge :

Can you explain how it works?

How is the ball kept inside the stream of air?

Which forces are acting upon the ball?

Maths:

MathsWatch

Login to your maths watch account, complete the work that has been set by your class teacher

https://vle.mathswatch.co.uk/vle/

Task:

Your teacher will share a folder containing all the presentations that your class friends have created to your email address. Open your friends’ presentations and see where they want to.

Use Google Earth https://www.google.co.uk/intl/en_uk/earth/ and identify the different locations that everyone in our class wants to visit.

Do any of their ideas inspire your travel wishes?

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