Year 6 Home learning WB 22nd February 2021
Welcome back! We hope you are all well and have had a good rest. Remember to email your class teachers with photos, scans, documents of any home learning that you complete. We have been awarding lots of smileys and posting some of your work on Instagram. Don’t forget that we are also awarding smileys for the work that you do on Doodle Maths and Spelling Shed.
The class email addresses are:
You can use this email to send work to your teacher, ask for advice or just tell them about the wonderful learning you are doing at home!
Please remember that all the teachers are also teaching class bubbles in school, so they may not be able to respond immediately - but they will get back to you!
Don’t forget the Year group assembly at 1pm on Tuesday, you can find the link at this page, but you'll need the password your parent has been sent via email: https://www.silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk/school-life/school-assemblies
Here is Miss Chadwick with an introduction to this week’s home learning
Daily learning guide
Learning times are only a guide, you might choose to approach each task at a different time
9.00: Maths- over the first two weeks of this term, the maths focus will be line graph and timetables.
Monday: Interpreting line graphs
Tuesday: Reading and interpreting line graphs
Wednesday: reading scales on line graphs
Thursday: Tables and line graphs
Friday :Constructing a line graph
9.45: Take time to complete some work on Doodle Maths/ Doodle Tables.
10.15: Take a break. Grab a drink and a snack ready for your English lesson.
10.45: Read for 15 – 20 minutes. Remember to record your thoughts in your
This term our topic is focused on World War I. WWI lasted from 1914 to 1918. It was known at first as the Great War and the War to End All Wars. It was the largest war that the world had ever seen up until this point. For the next 2 weeks we are going to combine English and History, focusing on the key events and what life was like during this period before we move onto our chosen text of ‘War Game’ (when hopefully we are back in school).
Monday: What caused the first world war?
Today you are going to start this topic by learning about what caused the break out of the First World War. Although this lesson is suitable for year 6s, it does cover assassination. If this is a sensitive topic for your child then please make sure they are adequately supervised.
Tuesday: Life in the trenches
Today you are going to collect as much information as you can about life in the trenches. Here is a link which may help you to collect information, but please also feel free to do your own research too! https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqhyb9q/articles/z8sssbk
Wednesday: Plan a report on the trenches
You have written many non-fiction reports throughout your time in year 6 (pandas, Greek Gods) but here is a video to refresh your memory on what you might need to include:
Spend today planning what facts you want in each paragraph, perhaps plan your layout, fact boxes and even your pictures!
Thursday & Friday: Write a report about life in the trenches. We would love it to include detailed paragraphs under sub-headings, diagrams and pictures and even fact boxes.
12.00: Time to log on and complete some work on Spelling Shed
12.15: Lunch time.
13:00 Meet us on Teams for our assembly – the link with times for each year group is on the website https://www.silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk/school-life/school-assemblies
You should have received a password for accessing the assemblies but if you haven’t, please email the class teacher for this.
13.20: In the afternoon we focus on our Foundation subjects, here are some suggested activities in line with what we will be doing in school each day.
Monday: Science (Light)
This term we will be starting a new topic on Light. Today is the first lesson where you will be looking at what light is and where it comes from.
This lesson involves a practical activity so take a minute to grab a light source (e.g. lamp, torch or phone light), a piece of paper, a piece of cardboard and a piece of something transparent (e.g. clear plastic). Enjoy!
Tuesday: RE- What do Sikhs believe about God?
Wednesday: PSHE – we would like you to think about the dreams and wishes you have for the future. It can what you want for next week, next year or in twenty years! Then we would like you to get creative with this and create a collage or picture using anything you want: paper, pens, pictures from magazines, fabric, flowers etc. We have included some examples as ideas but the choice is up to you.
Thursday: PE- Yoga
This week, alongside the Virtual Sussex Games (see link below) you are going to stretch it out with some Yoga with Adrienne. Yoga is a fantastic way to build strength, flexibility and confidence and helps calm and refresh the body and mind. Get your parents involved too as this is suitable for ALL ages! Enjoy! 😊 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dF7O6-QabIo
Friday: DT/art trench making
Linking to your learning this week on trenches, we thought it would be fun for you to create your own 3D model of a trench in as creative a way as you would like! You need to think about what you have learnt about how they look, their shape and contents, try and be as historically accurate as you can!
You could use lego, make a model out of a shoe box, make a trench cake or simply draw/paint one if you don’t have any of these resources.
We look forward to seeing your creations, don’t forget to send pictures to your teachers! Have fun!
HASTINGS TO PARIS CHALLENGE- don’t forget to keep completing your activity tracker for the HRSGP challenge Hastings to Paris challenge! Who will be first to walk, run or cycle a total of 160 miles, the direct distance from Hastings to Paris, site of the 2024 Olympics? Complete your table and send it in to your teachers at the end of each week, or save it up until the end of term and send it all across! How many year 6s can we get to travel the distance to Paris?
Virtual Sussex Games is back! Complete these weekly challenges to gain points for Silverdale and get us on the leaderboard! Have a go, practice and improve and submit your scores on the website! https://www.activesussex.org/virtual/ Have fun! 😊
In addition to the lessons and activities prepared by your teachers, all children have unlimited access to a number of learning apps. In Year 6 these apps are:
DoodleMaths & DoodleTables
Edshed (Spelling Shed)
You should have logins for all three of these sites, and you will be used to using them at school. Try to use them daily to help improve your maths and spelling skills. They are all free to use and work on pretty much any online device - including many mobile phones.
If you have any problems logging on, please either contact your class teacher via the class email address or contact Silverdale tech support at: firstname.lastname@example.org