Year 6 revision links

Here are the links for the websites that I gave out before the Easter holidays. You can all have a refresher of the maths and grammar that we have been doing in class before next week, so that we are all ready to hit the ground running.

Maths:

https://corbettmaths.com/

Choose 5 a day primary and complete the activities in January or February that we have not done in class. There are answers too, so you can check how you are doing. If you have forgotten any of the things that come up don’t forget there are videos to remind and help you.

Grammar:

https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/grammar-practice

This website is great for revision of word classes and tense which is what we have been working really hard at in class. Read through the examples and then scroll to the bottom for games and activities where you have to fill in missing words etc.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/game/en29punc-game-sentence-shooter

This game requires you to put the correct punctuation into each sentence. You should play the easy version and then move onto hard.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/punctuation

More sentence and punctuation games for you to play

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/spelling_grammar/

Grammar revision games for you to have a go at. Try the punctuation and sentences ones as punctuation doesn’t feature in the website above.

Spelling:

http://spellingframe.co.uk/

This website helps you to learn how to spell all of the Key Stage 2 spelling patterns. There are activities and tests to complete. If you scroll down to the bottom you can also work on the word lists for Year 5 and 6. These are the words you must be able to spell by the end of this year. We will be doing lots of work on this after the holidays, so you can get a head start. Please also work on the silent letters, prefixes and suffixes and endings e.g. cious, tious, cian etc

 

Remember to post a comment to let me know how you get on and if there is anything that you need more help with.

Enjoy the rest of your holiday.

 

 

 

 

Year 6 Book Club

Hello Year 6

Don’t forget that if you are part of Year 6 book club you need to read to chapter 20 before our next meet.

I hope you are enjoying your books. I am up to chapter 14 and am feeling very worried for the family as the book progresses. Welcome To Nowehere is a real page turner and quite an emotional read. Can’t wait to catch up with you all about your reading and thoughts about events and characters so far.

Homework 23.3.18

Last week we were learning about lines of latitude and climate zones. Yesterday afternoon we were researching different biomes (tundra, rainforest, desert) and we made posters with information.

For homework this week I would like you research a biome of your choice and create a poster with the following information:

What is it?

Where is it?

What is the climate like?

What animals and plants live there?

Interesting facts…

You can add pictures and make a poster or a leaflet. You can draw and write or use the computer. If you made one in class already, you could choose another one to find out about. The national geographic website has lots of information and videos.

Once your poster is done you could take a picture of it and add it to the reply box so we can all see it. Bring them into school too and we can put them on display.

Box Hill

 

Year 5 and 6 had such a wonderful time at Box Hill on Wednesday. We spent the morning learning essential geography skills needed when on an expedition. We enjoyed finding out about what kit to take, how to use a compass and how to read a map, including grid references, map symbols and contour lines. After lunch we used these skills to follow a trail and find our way around Box Hill. It was hard work, but a very enjoyable and active day out in the fresh air. We even had sunshine.

What did you enjoy about Box Hill Year 6?

What was the thing you will remember? Which things did you learn and how might you us these  skills in the future?

 

If you were Prime Minister…

Following on from international day and this week’s homework, I have a question for you. If you were Prime Minister, and your goal was to celebrate diversity in the UK, what special activities and celebrations would you provide for your people? It may be a carnival or a concert maybe. How would you ensure that this diversity is inclusive so that people/groups of people are not left out? How would everyone learn about different cultures and backgrounds? 

I look forward to hearing your thoughts. 

Ragged School!

We had such a wonderful time at the Ragged School on Friday. We travelled from Wimbledon to Mile End dressed as Victorian children and enjoyed a role play day at the museum. During the morning we learnt about some of the jobs children had to do at home in 1888. We investigated different artifacts and what they were used for and learnt lots about how the Victorians washed their clothes and kept warm in bed. We also went to school and had lessons with Mrs Perkins, a very strict Victorian teacher. We wrote with chalk on a blackboard and learnt a bit about the behaviour expected in a Victorian Schoolroom. We had a fantastic day and enjoyed stepping back in time to experience life as real Victorian children. 

Grammar and Punctuation Homework 10.11.17

Follow this link to the BBC Bitesize English page

https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zhrrd2p

Scroll down to the bottom of the page and find the punctuation section. Watch the videos and complete the tasks for the following activities:

How to use commas in sentences

How to use brackets

How to use hyphens and dashes

Once you have done, share what you have learnt with the class. Create a sentence showing how to use commas, bracket and dashes in sentences. Here is my example:

The Ragged School, which is where we went for our school trip, has a Victorian school room and kitchen. 

Our first activity (and the most enjoyable) was learning all about the sorts of jobs children were required to do around the home during the Victorian era. 

Jim Jarvis – exhausted, weak and alone – sat with his arms hugged around his knees in the darkness of the alleyway. 

Remember to comment on the sentences that other children post too.

 

Grammar Games

For homework this week I would like you to have a go at these online grammar games. There are a few links that will help you to revise and consolidate your understanding of some of the things we have been doing in class.

Nouns and adjectives: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?e=spelling-grammar01

Different types of nouns: http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/3262

Different types of adjectives: http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/3263

Antonyms splat: http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/2011-12/english/reading-games/antonym-splat/index.html

Which games did you enjoy? What did you learn from playing? Which games made you think?

Remember to add a comment so that I know you have completed each game. I am sure you are going to be grammar whizzes by the time you have finished all of these.

 

 

 

The Workhouse

Here is a picture of a Workhouse in Exeter in 1744. I have added it to the blog because it links with our guided reading text for this week and with our class book ‘Streetchild’. In the book Jim has arrived at the Workhouse and is quickly learning that it is not a nice place to be. 

Imagine Workhouses were still around today in 2017 and you ended up being taken there to live and to work to earn your keep.

What would you miss about your life?

What would be the worst thing about living in the Workhouse? 

If you could take one thing into the Workhouse what would it be?