Home Learning w/c 15.06.20

 
6S / 6G Home Learning Page w/c 15.06.20
 
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:
 
I will try and upload all the work for a week in one go. If I need to upload anything additional,  I will 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.  
 
It would be brilliant to see any work you complete at home. You can take a picture or ask an adult to scan it (if available). They can then send it the school office via email on: office@blakehill.bradford.sch.uk
 
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)
 

 
Other useful websites
 
 
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
 
 
Maths 
 
Here are the links to this week's maths videos and activities from the White Rose Maths Hub. This is 'Week 8 w/c 15th June' on the White Rose Maths website.
 
English: Reading activity
 
On Sunday 5th July, our amazing National Health Service (NHS) is celebrating its 72nd birthday! The activity below talks more about how NHS started. There are then some questions for you to answer.
 
English: Spelling, punctuation and grammar 

In this activity, your job is to add in the correct punctuation so that the text makes sense.
 
I have also uploaded a set of spellings for this week that you can then practice. Why not ask someone to test you in a week's time?
 
History: The Mayans: Lesson 5
 
In this lesson, we will be exploring how the Mayan writing system worked. There are some cards that you can decode, either by yourself or with someone in your home. We will learn what a 'codex' is; how they used hieroglyphs; and what 'syllabograms' are. Your tasks are saved below.
History: The Mayans: Lesson 6
 
In our final lesson learning about the amazing Mayan people, focusing on my favourite subject: food! By the end of this lesson you will be able to describe a range of foods that were eaten by the ancient Maya people and explain why certain foods were particularly significant. Your task is then to research two important Mayan food: corn and chocolate. Which was the most important? You can present your work as a poster if you wish. I've also uploaded some Mayan food anagrams as well as some traditional Mayan recipes! 
 
Science: Animals, including humans: Lesson 5

In this lesson, we are going to be carrying out an exercise investigation. Your question is: Does exercise always lead to an increased heart rate? I have included my own example of an investigation I have completed so you can see what is expected. I have uploaded some additional templates you can use along with a couple of extra activities! 
Science: Animals, including humans: Lesson 6
 
In this final lesson, I have uploaded an activity that you can have a go at. The first is a crossword related to the topic. You can then have a go at creating your own. Your second task is then to think about everything you have learnt in this unit and create a PowerPoint which you can then email into school. This can cover the circulatory system, exercise, healthy diets and so on, or just one key area. You also have a choice as to who your audience will be, is it perhaps a child in Year 2 or a parent? You decide!
Art
 
This lesson explores drawing plants in colour. We will learn more about Henri Rousseau, a famous French painter who drew different plants. We will then look at some of Rousseau's famous paintings. Finally, you will have the opportunity to complete your own drawing in Rousseau's style. 
Transition
 
As we think about transition to secondary school, I have uploaded an activity that you can complete.