Home Learning

**NOTICE**

From the week commencing Monday 15th June, home learning activities for each subsequent week will have their own dedicated page which can be accessed via the side menu. This should make it easier to find the activities I have uploaded for that week. 
 
Thank you. 
 

 
6S Home Learning Page
 
Captain Tom: "We will get through this and come out of it stronger, more united and ready to face any challenge together."
 
Below is a list of activities for you to complete. However, you do not need to complete every single activity. Also, you do not need to complete an activity in a set time frame. Do what works for you. If you have missed an activity, that is fine. Just start where you feel most comfortable! Do what makes you happy!
 
In addition to the work I set, the Y6 BBC Bitesize Learning Page has loads of brilliant resources you can use. Here is the link (below). Just click on the lessons you like the look of, they are all useful! 
 
Your Maths work can be found by accessing the White Rose Maths Hub. A PDF document explaining how this works is saved below. Here is the link:
 
Every time I upload new work, I start with the title '**Update' followed by the date so you can keep track of what has been uploaded when. Work is organised chronologically, with the latest work at the top and the oldest work at the bottom of the page. 
 
If you cannot download and print an activity, I would suggest writing out / drawing out your responses onto paper. Where there is a paired activity, I would suggest trying to do this with someone at home. Where this is not possible, you can complete this independently or move on to the next part of the lesson. 
 
In addition, if you would prefer a pack of the work from the website, please ask an adult to contact the school office and I can arrange for this to be printed off. On some occasions, this may take a few days to organise as not all members of staff are in school everyday.  This will be the previous week's work.
 
On some activities there are stars. 1 star is work that is more straightforward to complete whereas 3 stars is the more challenging work. You decide which one you want to do!
 
Also, sometimes the website can run very slowly as teachers upload work and more pupils log on from home. If this happens, please bear with us or perhaps try again later. 
 
Please remember to pace yourselves throughout the day / week and give yourself time to rest and relax. Some people have created a timetable, completing things like Maths and English in the morning and then doing Topic work or using things like RM Easimaths (see below) in the afternoon. In between, they are doing some form of daily exercise, alongside things that they enjoy such as reading a book; watching their favourite YouTube channel; or playing their favourite video game.
 
Here is a link to some boredom-busting activities that you can do from the comfort of your sofa:
 
This is just one suggestion but it might help as it is similar to the timetable we had on the board at school. It will help you know what you are doing and for how long. Also, just like when I revise or learn something new, use the 'little and often, bitesize' approach. This means doing a bit, then having a mini-break, then coming back and doing a bit more. Do what works for you and your family!
 
You have all made fantastic progress this year. Doing a bit of learning, as often as you can, keeps what you have learnt 'on the boil' ready for when you move up to secondary school!
 
Thank you and stay safe. 
 

 
Home Learning Apps / Online resources you may want to use
 
Maths: RM Easimaths: Click 'Log in' in the top right hand corner. In the @ box, put Blakehill. 
https://www.rmeasimaths.com/
 
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar: SPaG.com: Click 'Log in' in the top right hand corner. 
https://www.spag.com/
 
Pupils should have received their log in details for these resources. 
 
Languages: Language Angels. Click 'Pupil Games Area (in the top right hand corner). 
Username: blakehill
Password: blakehill2020
https://www.languageangels.com/schools/index.php
 
If you are missing your Spanish lessons, Language Angels have also created a series of home learning lessons with lots of fun activities to complete. 

Click on the link below for more information: 
 
Past SAT Papers
 
You can download past SAT papers for Maths, Reading and SPaG from: https://www.sats-papers.co.uk/ks2-sats-papers/ This includes mark schemes!
 
If this link does not work, try this one instead: 
https://www.satspapers.org.uk/Page.aspx?TId=5
(Year 6 Standard Papers for Reading, Mathematics and SPaG)
 

 
The following websites are also really useful:
 
 
PE with Joe Wicks: https://youtu.be/6v-a_dpwhro
 
Maths with Carol Vorderman: www.themathsfactor.com
 
 
  
History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days): https://tv.historyhit.com/signup/package
 
Science with Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince & Guests: https://cosmicshambles.com/stayathome/upcoming-schedule
 
 
**Update: 12.06.20
 
Hello. Here are your next set of activities. 
 
Science: Animals, including humans Lesson 4: Healthy Lifestyles
In this lesson, we are going to exploring healthy lifestyles and why staying healthy is so important. There is a sheet (see below) where you can take down notes from the PowerPoint or, alternatively, this can be completed on paper or in an exercise book. There is then a research sheet you can use to found out more information. Your task is then to create a healthy lifestyle poster, focusing on a person's diet and exercise. It would be great to see these when they are finished. Remember: any work can be emailed to the school office and I can upload it on our Home Learning Pictures page. I have also uploaded a template for a health diary so you can keep track of what you are doing at home! 
 
History: The Mayans: Lesson 4: Exploration and Discovery
In this lesson, we are going to be learning about primary and secondary sources of evidence to help us understand more about the Mayans. This is a really useful lesson as it explains how historians gather knowledge about our past - something that some of you may do one day! Your task is then to study a range of different Mayan photos and think about what they tell us.
 
English: Up levelling sentences
This lessons explores how we up level sentences (make them more interesting to our reader). We have learnt lots of ways of doing this since September so this lesson should 'bring back to the boil' the skills and knowledge you already have. 
 
**Update: 10.06.20
 
Hello Year 6. Here are your next set of activities. It would be brilliant to see what you have been up to and what you have completed so don't forget to send in any pictures or videos, I can then upload them on to our home learning page. Pictures and videos can be emailed directly to the office at: office@blakehill.bradford.sch.uk
 
Transition
As we think about transition to secondary school, I have uploaded a booklet that you can start to complete. This booklet contains various activities that will get you thinking about moving up to Year 7. 
 
History: Mayan masks 
I have uploaded a PowerPoint that explains the features and purposes of Mayan masks. There is then a Mayan mask activity that you can complete where you can design and create your very own Mayan mask! 
 
I have also uploaded a Mayan e-book for your reference. 
 
Science: Animals, including humans: Lesson 3: Transporting water and nutrients
In this lesson, we are going to be exploring how water and nutrients are moved around our body. The PowerPoint presentation goes into quite a lot of detail but don't worry if you don't understand all of it. Try to focus on why we need nutrients and the journey our food / drink goes on in our bodies. Your activity is then to record what each part of the body does in this respect. 
 
 
 
**Update: 08.06.20
 
Hello Y6. I hope you have had an enjoyable weekend. Here are your tasks for the next couple of days. 
 
Maths: Code breakers 
In addition to your daily White Rose Maths activities (new worksheets saved below), here is a code breaker activity that you can try. These are similar to ones we have completed in class where you have to solve different mathematical puzzles to find the ultimate answer! Good luck! 
 
History: Mayans: Lesson 3
In this lesson we are going to be learning about the Mayan number system. 
 
English: The Summer Solstice
Next week on Saturday 20th June, is the summer solstice. The summer solstice, also known as midsummer, is the longest day of the year. The Earth's North Pole is tilted closest to the sun. Hopefully it is a sunny day! 
 

**Update: 05.06.2020 

Hello! Here are your activities for today.  

English: Summer Activity Booklet
In addition to the daily BBC Bitesize English lessons, I have also uploaded an activity booklet that you can complete (along with the answers). This booklet will help you recap the spelling, punctuation and grammar skills you have learnt this year, along with reading, in preparation for Year 7. 

History: Maya Lesson 2
In this lesson, we are going to be exploring the religious beliefs of the Mayan people. We will understand how they worshipped and learn the names of their main gods. The PowerPoint and activity sheets are below.

Enjoy!

 

**Update: 03.06.20
 
Hello 6S! I hope you and your families are well. 
 
The weather has turned a bit grey today but hopefully the sun will be about again soon! Here are a couple of activities that you can complete. 
 
History: Maya Lesson 1
In this lesson, we are going to discover facts about the Maya civilisation and explain who the Maya people were and when and where in the world they lived. 
 
Something to think about...
As you know, the government have started to relax some lockdown measures.  Given the fact that we have had to spend a lot of time at home, what have you learnt about yourself? Think about how you could present this!
 
**Update: 01.06.20
 
Hi guys! Here are some tasks that you can complete over the next few days. 
 
Maths: Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
Here are the links to this week's maths from the White Rose.
 
History: The Maya Civilisation
In this unit we will learn who the ancient Maya people were and where and when they lived. We will use maps and atlases to locate Maya cities and identify countries in Mesoamerica. In addition to this, we will learn about the religious beliefs and rituals of the ancient Maya people and find out more about some of the many gods they worshipped. We will also learn about the Maya number system and have the opportunity to read and write Maya numbers and solve number problems.
 
We will learn about the Maya writing system too and practise writing words using logograms and syllabograms in the hieroglyphic style of the ancient Maya people. We will learn about the work of the explorers John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwood and have the opportunity to analyse historical pictures of the cities they discovered. We will also learn about the types of food eaten by the ancient Maya people and we will find out about the significance of corn and chocolate, arguing which was most important in a class debate.
 
This first activity explores the creation story of the Maya civilisation. 
 
Art: Flowers and plants
Here is the first lesson in a unit exploring flowers and plants. Work your way through the PowerPoint then explore the pictures. Alternatively, why not draw a flower or plant from your garden or window box?
 
 
 
**Update: 21.05.20
 
Hello everyone! Here are some activities to keep you busy for the rest of this week. Next week would have been our half-term holiday so I want you all to make sure you have some time away from the computer, instead doing something that makes you happy! Stay safe. 
 
RE: The End of Ramadan
Depending on the sighting of the moon, Muslims around the world will be celebrating the end of Ramadan over the coming days. This is known as Eid-Al-Fitr. Below is a PowerPoint and reading exercise explaining more about this important religious festival, along with a recipe for Eid biscuits! 
 
History: The Vikings: The Last King
This is the last lesson in our Viking unit. It explores the last Viking King and how Viking life shaped Britain for years to come! 
 
DT: Activites you can complete at home
Mrs. Javed, our DT Subject Leader, has created a list of DT activities that you can create at home. These are split into year groups; however, you can choose any to complete. 
 
 
**Update: 19.05.20
 
Maths
 
Hello! Here are the links and worksheets for this week's maths work (this is Week 5 on the White Rose Home Learning website).
 
I have also uploaded the answers to go with the worksheets. 
 
Good luck!
 
**Update: 18.05.20
 
History: The Vikings - Laws and Justice
 
In this lesson, we are going to be exploring Viking laws and justice and how some of the laws still in place today can trace themselves back to Viking times - thankfully the punishments are different! Your tasks are below. 
 
Science: Lesson 2: The Circulatory System - What does it do?
 
In this lesson, we are going to be exploring what exactly the circulatory system does. Below is a sheet explaining the functions of the circulatory system. Your task is then to create a game all about the circulatory system. I have uploaded a template you can use for a board game, or a 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' style PowerPoint. 
 
A letter from Mrs. Keighley
 
Mrs. Keighley has written all the pupils at Blakehill a very special letter (see below). She would like you to send her a picture of something that you have done over the last few weeks whilst school has been closed. You can either draw a picture and then scan it or take a picture of it; or ask someone in your household to take a picture of you doing something. Once you have your picture, you can then send it to the office via email (office@blakehill.bradford.sch.uk). 
 
 
**Update: 13.05.20
 
Science: The Circulatory system: Extra bits
 
Below, I have uploaded two tasks to keep you busy. The first is a reading comprehension focusing on the circulatory system that was introduced in our first science lesson. The second is a model that you can create of the circulatory system. You will need to print out the sheet if possible and read the instructions carefully - good luck!
 
History: A Viking Longboat 
 
Continuing on the theme above, I have also uploaded a model that you can create of a Viking longboat. Again, you will need to print out the sheet if possible and read the instructions carefully - good luck!
 
 
**Update: 11.05.20
 
Maths: Fractions
Below are the video links and worksheets, along with the answers. 
 
Website: Summer Term Week 4 (w/c 11th May): 
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
 
Science: Animals, including humans: Lesson 1: The Circulatory System
 
Today, we are going to start exploring our new science unit looking at the human body. This first lesson will focus on the circulatory system. Your tasks include recapping the different systems that exist in the body; the different parts of the circulatory system; and comparing the circulatory system in humans to other animals. I have also included a word search for you to do. 
 
History: The Vikings
 
In this lesson, we are going to be learning all about Viking life. Your activity, is then to create a quiz based on what you have learnt. We can then use this when we are back in class. Saved below is the PowerPoint lesson presentation; the quiz template; Viking life pictures and Viking life activity cards. 
 
I have also uploaded an additional game that you can play with anyone who is available at home. It is based on a Viking Longhouse. 
 
**Update: 07.05.20
 
English: Writing Unit
 
Hello Y6! Below are the final two lessons in our English unit.
 
1) Your first task is to recap using relative clauses. You can then use these, along with the description skills you have recapped, in your second task. Here is the link:
 
2) Your second task today is to produce a piece of writing based on the video we have watched. Task a) is a simple re-telling of the story, either as one or the characters or in the third person. You could also write it as a diary entry. Task b) involves the 3 Is. More information can be found on the PowerPoint. If you want to, you could do both tasks! 
 
**Update: 05.05.20
 
History: VE Day
 
This Friday, 8th May 2020, is the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) day. VE day marks the end of the Second World War when the Allies accepted Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender on Tuesday 8th May 1945.
 
Our History Subject Leader, Ms. Johnston, has added a page to the school website: 'Curriculum' > 'History' > 'VE Day' where you will find some suggestions of things that you can do at home and why VE day is so important. The link to this page is below. The activities most appropriate to us are under 'KS2'
 
On Friday, there will be a 2 minute silence at 11am, with a toast to the heroes of World War 2 at 3pm with a beverage of your choice!
 
**Update: 04.05.20
 
Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
 
Hello 6S! 
 
I've decided not to upload any work today as I know a lot of you are still working through the activities below and / or are using the BBC Bitesize activities which is brilliant.
 
I know these times are strange but hopefully, some day soon, we'll all be back in the class room together.
 
Now, more than ever, it is important to focus on your mental health and emotional wellbeing, alongside your physical health. Here (below) is a link to a page on our school website which provides details of organisations you or your parents can contact. There are also activities at the bottom of the page you can do at home. Remember: talking about things can really help. Try and not have too much screen time and make sure you get a good night's sleep. Keep chatting with your friends on social media, on the phone or via your favourite game, and look out for yourself, your family and your friends. 
 
**Update: 30.04.20
 
History: The Vikings
 
Here is our third lesson on the Vikings, exploring who King Ethelred II was  
and why Danegeld was introduced.
 
English: Writing Unit
 
In our English unit, we are going to be creating a piece of writing using description. This lesson, from BBC Bitesize, will recap how to use adjectives correctly. Here is the link to the lesson (which includes your activities):
 
 
History: Colonel Tom Moore
 
Captain Tom Moore, now Colonel Tom Moore, was a hero in the war and is continuing to make a difference today. It is his 100th birthday today and he has a number 1 hit in the charts. He has currently raised over £29m for the NHS charity appeal. This shows how one person can make a huge difference. Try one of the suggested activities below, such as writing him letter or creating a fact file.
 
**Update: 29.04.20
 
History: The Vikings
 
Today's task is to find out more about how the Vikings fought in battles. Below is a link to a BBC Bitesize lesson that tells you more about it. Your task is to then design a Viking shield. You can conduct your own research using the internet or any books you might already have on the topic. You can also be as creative as you want. There are some examples below. Good luck!
 
 
 
**Update: 27.04.20
 
English: Writing Unit
 
 I hope you enjoyed the first English lesson. Today, we are going to be looking in more detail at the film using the 3 C's (colour, camera and character) and the 3 S's (story, setting and sound). 
 
First, watch this video. It explains the different type of camera shots directors use: https://videopress.com/v/w8N9M34N 
 
Here is the link to the video. Refer to the PowerPoint so you know where to watch up to: https://vimeo.com/127529843
 
The PowerPoint / PDF outlines several tasks for you to complete so that you develop a good understanding of the media. These include:
- decision wheel
- C and S questions 
- character comprehension: role on the wall and venn diagram 
- making your own robot explorer 
- describing a setting 
- comprehension questions 
 
History: The Vikings 
 
Here is the second of our Viking lessons - enjoy!

Was King Alfred the Great really great? Let's find out.
 
Art challenge from Ms. Dickinson 

Check out Ms. Dickinson's art challenge by clicking on the link or going to the 'Art' page (click on 'The Curriculum' tab >  scroll down to 'Art' and click > click on 'Art Challenge Summer Term 2020'
 
 
**Update: 23.04.20
 
RE: Ramadan
 
Ramadan is an important time of the year for many Muslims. With Ramadan about to start, I thought now would be a good time to learn more about this fantastic religious tradition.
 
Here is a BBC Teach video and BBc Bitesize lesson to get you guys started: 
 
 
There are a range of activities below for you to complete afterwards. 
 
English: Writing Unit
 
Below is the start of a new English unit that follows the same procedure we use in class, starting with prediction and going all the way through to publishing a piece of written work. Here is the first task. 
 
History: The Vikings
 
Below you will find the first in a series of History lessons looking at the Vikings, exploring who they were; where they came from; and what they left behind. 
 
**Update: 21.04.20
 
Hello Y6! I hope you guys are well and keeping safe. 
 
RE: St. George's Day
 
Tomorrow (Wednesday 23rd April), it is St. George's Day. St. George is the Patron Saint of England. Use the links below to learn the story of this famous Saint. There are then a range of activities for you to complete. You may even want to make your own PowerPoint about St. George. 
 
History: The Queen's Birthday
 
Today (Tuesday 21st April), it is the Queen's birthday. Why not try one of the activities below?
 
 
**Update: 16.04.2020
 
Easter
 
Hello Y6! I hope you and your family are keeping well and staying safe. 
 
It is the Easter holidays so I hope you guys are having some down time and relaxing. However, if you are looking for something to do, I have attached an Easter challenge (along with the answers for you to check afterwards!) 
 
**Update: 31.03.20
 
Maths
 
Me again! I've just found this which some of you might find useful (the answers are saved below so you can check what you have done afterwards).
 
 
**Update: 25.03.20
 
Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing 
 
Hello! Just a quick message today to check that you guys are OK!
 
It is important during this time to look after your physical and mental health so please try and do some exercise if you can and make sure you have some down time whether that is reading a book, watching TV or YouTube, doing some art or playing your favourite video game.
 
The link below gives some advice if you are feeling anxious or worried: 
 
 
Stay safe and see you soon! 
 
**Update: 24.03.20
 
Reading
 
Hello Year 6! Below is a link that will take you to Testbase, a website that teachers use to get SAT-style questions. The questions in this link are all around reading, developing your reading skills ready for secondary school. 
 
When you click on the link, there are three tabs at the top, 'Question', 'Mark Scheme' and 'Resource'. Click the 'Resource' tab first to read the text (you may need to use the arrow keys on your keyboard to scroll down) and then the 'Question' tab to show you the questions. You will need to write down your answers on paper. At the end, you can then click the 'Mark Scheme' tab to reveal the correct answer. 
 
 
This is a new resource so there may be some teething problems.
Thank you for your patience. 
 
**Update: 23.03.20
 
Maths
 
Hi guys, hope you and your families are safe and well.
 
I have just found this Maths puzzle (see below) based on St. George, the patron saint of England. He is the next saint we will be looking at as it is St. George's day on Thursday, 23rd April 2020. 
 
The answers are at the back so you can check if you have solved the puzzle correctly - only at the end though! 
 
**Update: 18.03.20
 
History: The Vikings
 
This half term our new history topic is ‘the Vikings’. We will be learning lots of exciting facts about how the Vikings, including: where they came from; how they lived; and what they left behind! 

We would like you to research the Vikings, either focusing on one part of Viking life, such as their famous Longboats, or more broadly. 

You work can be presented in any way you like. Here are some examples:

  •         Drawings
  •         Posters
  •         Fact files
  •         Leaflets
  •         Diagrams
  •         Models

You can have help from people at home but it must be you that produces the work and you can not just copy from the internet. I'm looking forward to see what you come up with!


 

 
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