Year 6

Morpurgo

Class Teacher: Miss G Packer

Shakespeare

Class Teacher: Miss A Chadwick

Rowling

Class Teacher: Miss L Barber

Latest Year 6 updates

Year 6 Home learning WB 1st March 2021

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: 

morpurgo@silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk 

rowling@silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk 

shakespeare@silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk 

 

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!

This Thursday is World Book Day- so the days events will be together at the end of the blog, so do not worry, Thursday is not missing, it is just all together at the bottom! :)

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 

Also, don't forget the special World Book Day assembly at 9:30am on Thursday - you can find the link at the school assemblies’ page above. 

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     

Monday: Reading timetables - At the start of this lesson will be a recap quiz on something you haven’t learnt about yet on Oak Academy. Feel free to skip it!

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reading-timetables-6wwkgt

Tuesday: Calculating time intervals on timetables

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/calculating-time-intervals-on-timetables-c4w64c

Wednesday: Timetables questions

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/timetables-questions-60rkar

Thursday: World Book Day Maths today – scroll down to find World Book Day information

Friday: Consolidation and review

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/consolidation-and-review-6cvkjd

                                                                                                                                                     

 

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 
reading record. 

 

11.00: English 

 

Still combining English with our History learning, this week you are going to learn about the weapons used in World War 1 and how certain animals became very useful on the Front Line...

 

Monday: Today we would like you to explore the advancements of warfare that occurred during WWI. So many technologies were only just being invented at the time that the War broke out, by the time the war ended, so many more advancements had been created. Take a look at the website below, take some notes on each weapon. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqhyb9q/articles/zs666sg

Then choose 5 of your choice to write what they are and how they helped during the war, and answer these 4 questions:

1. Which piece of technology do you think was the cleverest design and why?

2. Which piece of technology do you think the Soldiers would have appreciated the most and why?

3. Are there any technologies above that we still use today, and have changed/developed a lot?

4. Are there any technologies above that we still use today, and have stayed very similar?


Tuesday & Wednesday: Animals used in the war

 

This week we are going to be looking at how animals were used during the war.

 

Tuesday: Today you are going to complete the reading comprehension on ‘The unsung heroes of WWI’. Read it carefully and use the text and your inference and deduction skills to answer the questions. Once you have completed it, use the answer sheet to help you mark. If you make any mistakes go back through and edit. This will be extremely helpful for your work tomorrow. If you do this extremely quickly you could start tomorrow’s work as there is lots of information out there!

AnimalsofWW1readingcomprehensionnoanswers.pdf

Wednesday: Today we would like you to research how animals were used in the war. Lots of different animals were used for a range of jobs, some you may be extremely surprised about! You may even learn about some famous ones!

Here are two good links to help you:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqhyb9q/articles/zndqf4j

Weird and Wonderful Creatures - WW1 Uncut: Dan Snow

Create a mind map of the different animals and how they were used, include as much detail as you can and illustrate it too if you would like!

 
Friday: How were animals used in the war?

Using the information you collected yesterday we would like you to you write a report on how animals were used in the war. Think about what you learnt in your panda report to help you structure this.

 

You need to include:

 

Introduction- explain that animals were used in the war for a range of different jobs.

 

Subheadings- you need a different paragraph for each animal. Explain how they were used and any interesting stories or famous animals that you find. Include a picture for each one.

 

Conclusion- link to modern day life with how animals are now used differently/similarly.

 

You have 2 days to write this so take your time and include as much detail as possible and ensure that there are illustrations/diagrams.

 

*Remember to write in past tense, use subheadings and paragraphs to structure, include a range of conjunctions and punctuation for parenthesis.*

 

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 (Tuesday).

 

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 (What is reflection and how can we use it?)

 

In this lesson you will be learning about reflection, the two types of reflection and reflective and non-reflective materials and their uses.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-reflection-and-how-can-we-use-it-6mt3gd

 

Tuesday: Music

 

During the war, music was a key part of life. Songs were composed during the war to raise the morale of soldiers. These songs covered a variety of themes.

Today we would like you to listen to 5 famous songs (they are all available on you tube) some are extremely catchy! We would like you to think about what the songs could be about. We would then like you to think about what you like and dislike about the song (try and think about the lyrics). Write them down and then send them to your teacher.

Challenge: For those of you who enjoy singing, you may want to try and learn one of the songs. You could record yourself singing and send it to us, it would cheer us up no end!

1.      It's a Long Way to Tipperary

2.      Keep the Home Fires Burning

3.      Pack up your troubles

4.      Au Reviour but not Good-Bye, Soldier Boy

5.      Land of Hope and Glory.

Challenge: For those of you who enjoy singing, you may want to try and learn one of the songs. You could record yourself singing and send it to us, it would cheer us up no end!

 

Wednesday: PE- Just Dance

 

This week you are going to complete lots of Just Dance (I know that the children in class are loving doing one of these each day). There are hundreds of different songs on You Tube, all you have to do is dance along!

 

Choose songs that you want to dance to and have a go! They are only 5 minutes long, so try and do at least 5/6! They become quite addictive!  

 

Why not have a go at the dances that the teachers would choose:

Mrs Packer- Can't touch this by Mc Hammer

Miss Barber- Dancing Queen by Abba

Miss Chad-  Spice up your life by Spice Girls

 

Let us know what songs you complete and have fun! 😊

 

Friday: Science/DT

 

Today’s DT lesson is going to link to your science lesson this week. Your job today is to design and make a periscope, similar to the ones used in the trenches to watch out for the enemy in No Man's Land. These are still used today in submarines, you may even have a toy one at home!

 

Watch this video to explain how periscopes work: https://www.youtube.com/watch/Xp7Qe1R_S6g

 

Then, time to have some fun! Follow the instructions on the picture attached to make your own using mirrors you can find in your house (your mum/sisters make up mirrors would be perfect) and a cereal box!

 

You could then write a short explanation of how they work and send pictures of this to your teacher!

 

 

Thursday- World Book Day!

Today everyone in the school is going to be reading the book ‘Here we are’ by Oliver Jeffers.

Have a listen to the book: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPPQdDwTUvE

 

Reading: Have a look at the picture from the opening page of the book of the Earth.

Think about these questions:

What do you see?

How does the scene make you feel? Write down some emotions and the reasons why.

Does it remind you of anything you have seen or experience before?

What might it feel like to be on the boat in the scene?

What questions do you have about the picture/book?

You then either need to stick a small version of the picture into the middle of the page and then annotate around it, or just write the questions as subheadings and write your answers underneath.

 

PSHEE/English: In this book, you can see that Jeffers has a strong bond with his son and at the end of the story he reminds him that even when he is not here there will always be others who will look after him.

We would like you to think about who those special people in your life are. Why are they special? What do they do that makes you feel happy and safe? What are your favourite memories with them?

You are then going to write a short letter to a special person in your life, explain that you are writing to them because they are extremely special to you and why. You may want to include special moments, memories or things you do together.

You may choose to write a letter to someone who is not with us anymore, sometimes it is nice to write down the feelings and memories that you share with people, whether they are with us or not.

We then thought it would be nice for you to send these letters to your loved ones, receiving happy post is lovely! So take a stroll to the post box and send it!

 

Maths:  Emotions chart

Last week you looked at graphs and collecting and using data. Today you are going to create your own bar chart based around emotions and the story. 

You need to think of 10 emotions that people may be feeling right now e.g. lonely, angry, bored, content, happy, loved.

You are then going to ask as many people as you can to choose the top 3 emotions that they are feeling. You may want to do a tally chart for the emotions. You may want to text your friends, ask your parents, siblings, phone your grandparents, try and gather as much information as you can!

You then need to draw your graph (there is an example picture to refresh your memory), remember to have the x and y axis, the emotions along the bottom (the x axis) and the number of people along the y axis. You then need to draw the bars showing the amount of people that chose that emotion and then colour it in. Don’t forget to label your axis and give your graph a title!  If you would like to create this on the computer that is fine by us, excel is a great way to create quick and easy graphs!

We would then like you to write about what you notice from the bar chart e.g. which emotions are people feeling most/least at the moment, why do you think it could be.

 

 Science/history: The dodo explains that it isn’t supposed to be in the book. Why is this?

Can you find out about other animals that have become extinct? Write a list of the animals that you find and draw a picture of them if you can! Where did they live and why did they become extinct?

What can we do to protect animals on our planet? 

 

 

Learning Apps 

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: appsupport@silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk 

 

 

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: 

morpurgo@silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk 

rowling@silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk 

shakespeare@silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk 

 

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         

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/interpreting-line-graphs-cmr3ec

Tuesday: Reading and interpreting line graphs     

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reading-and-interpreting-line-graphs-cgtkad

Wednesday: reading scales on line graphs                                                 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reading-scales-on-a-line-graph-6wuk0t

Thursday: Tables and line graphs

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/tables-and-line-graphs-6xgk0t

Friday :Constructing a line graph

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/constructing-a-line-graph-6gv38r

                                                                                                                                                            

 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 
reading record. 

 

11.00: English/history

 

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.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-caused-the-first-world-war-to-break-out-74wk0d

 

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:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks1-ks2-how-to-write-a-non-chronological-report/zvbtscw

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!

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-light-and-where-does-it-come-from-6rv3je

Tuesday: RE- What do Sikhs believe about God?

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-do-sikhs-believe-about-god-6grpcc

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.

 dreamsandgoals.pdf

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! 😊  

 

Learning Apps 

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: appsupport@silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk 

 

 

Year 6 Home learning WB 8th February 2021

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:

morpurgo@silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk

rowling@silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk

shakespeare@silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk

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 here, but you'll need the password your parent has been sent via email: https://www.silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk/school-life/school-assemblies

An introduction to this week's learning from Miss Chadwick


Daily learning guide


Learning times are only a guide, you might choose to approach each task at a different time

·         If you completed Group 1 lessons last week, carry on now with Group 2.

·         If you completed Group 2 last week, move on to Group 3 lessons.

Group 2

Monday: Calculating angles on a line or around a point

In this lesson you will learn how to calculate angles on a straight line, vertically opposite angles and angles around a point.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/calculating-angles-on-a-line-or-around-a-point-69h66t

 

Tuesday: Calculating angles within a shape 1

In this lesson we will learn about different types of triangle and how to calculate angles within a triangle.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/calculating-angles-within-a-shape-1-65h3ar

 

Wednesday: Calculating angles within a shape (Part 2)

In this lesson we will learn about different types of quadrilaterals and how to calculate angles within composite shapes.

 https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/calculating-angles-within-a-shape-part-2-60u3jr

 

Thursday: Calculating angles within a shape 3

In this lesson we will learn about parallel lines, their angles and how we can use this information within composite shapes

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/calculating-angles-within-a-shape-3-c5h3jr

 

Group 3

Monday: Find the value of missing angles

 https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/find-the-value-of-missing-angles-6cr3je

 

Tuesday: Compare and classify triangles

In today’s lesson we will compare and classify triangles, looking at how to recognise the different types of triangles and the sum of the angles in a triangle.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/compare-and-classify-triangles-6mu6at

 

Wednesday: Compare and classify quadrilaterals

In today’s lesson, we will classify different types of quadrilateral and learn about the sum of their internal angles.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/compare-and-classify-quadrilaterals-71h38c

 

Thursday: Find unknown angles in triangles

In today’s lesson, we will represent the angles in a triangle pictorially and algebraically before learning how to calculate missing angles.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/find-unknown-angles-in-triangles-6tgkcd

 

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
reading record.

 

11.00:    English

Monday: Write the main body of the newspaper reporthttps://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-a-recount-c4t3et

Tuesday: plan the end of your newspaper report https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-plan-the-final-paragraphs-of-a-newspaper-report-65k62r

Wednesday: write an eye witness statement to include in your report https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-eye-witness-statements-74u34d

Thursday: Write the ending to your newspaper report https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-the-final-paragraph-of-newspaper-report-6wv3cd

Extra challenge for the afternoons/half term: You have spent 2 weeks learning about the features of and how to write a well-structured newspaper report. In this lesson you will be set another incident involving Spider-Man and your job is to write a newspaper report about the incident. Send in your reports to your teachers for extra dojos! Jhttps://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-a-newspaper-report-6gvked

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.

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- theory of Evolution (Charles Darwin)

Here is the link for the final lesson on evolution:
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-impact-are-humans-likely-to-have-on-life-in-the-future-cnj64t

For those of you who have already completed this, we would like you to complete a poster on everything that you have learnt in this unit, make it as detailed and informative as possible! 😊

Tuesday: RE- The holy scriptures of Sikhism

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-the-holy-scriptures-of-sikhism-6nhpce

Wednesday: Topic (today and tomorrow ) Eco realism art.

Building on everything that we have learnt this term about climate change, the environment and saving the planet, we would like you to use things in your house to create a large piece of art work (art attack style), sorry parents! So for example you may want to make a tree out of green/brown clothing, food, household items, you may decide to make a pair of lungs that look like the trees (linking to deforestation). You can add as much detail as you would like. You may want to write a message in it or simply create the picture. Then write an explanation of your piece of art and what it shows and then take a picture of your art and send it to your teacher. We can’t wait to see these!

Thursday: PE- fitness session

Today you are going to choose a 20 minute exercise session from this link, they have lots of different themes e.g. Harry Potter, Star Wars, Avengers, Frozen. Choose one and complete it. If you enjoy it and want to complete 2 then go ahead, the more physical activity the better! You may also want to do a shorter one in the mornings to get your brain active!

https://www.youtube.com/user/Glennhigginsfitness

When you have completed one, I want you to think what you liked about it, the movements that were used and how you could improve it. Then have a go at adding some of your own movements e.g. Harry Potter you may do a movement involving flying or fighting a basilisk. You could then write these down or even film yourself completing them and send them to your teacher.  Enjoy! 

HASTINGS TO PARIS CHALLENGE- don’t forget to keep completing your activity tracker for the HRSGP challenge Hastings to Paris challenge over half term, this is a perfect time for you to get in lots of activity and rack up those miles!

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! 😊

 

Learning Apps

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: appsupport@silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk

 

Year 6 Home learning WB 1st February 2021 

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: 

morpurgo@silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk 

rowling@silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk 

shakespeare@silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk 

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!  

An introduction to this week's learning by Miss Chadwick

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 next two weeks our maths focus will be angles. The videos will cover different types of angles, angles in shapes and calculating missing angles. Some of the work will be from learning that you missed in year 5 and then it will move on to year 6 objectives. We will cover measuring and drawing angles later in the year when we can work together. 

Please read this first. You have a choice here: 

  • If you are not very confident with angles and would like to become more confident, start with the first group of lessons and then you will get the opportunity to do Group 2 lessons next week.  

  • If you are already confident with angles, you can start on Group 2 lessons this week then next week there will be more challenges in Group 3 lessons. 

Group 1

Monday: Understanding angles.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/understanding-angles-6nhk8t

 

Tuesday: Recognising right angles.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/recognise-right-angles-6hj3jr

 

Wednesday: Recognising acute and obtuse angles and shapes.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/recognise-acute-and-obtuse-angles-cgr34d

 

Thursday: Angles within a shape.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/angles-within-a-shape-chjpar

 

Friday:   Compare and order acute, obtuse and reflex angles

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/compare-and-order-acute-obtuse-and-reflex-angles-6dhk6d

 

Group 2

Monday: Calculating angles on a line or around a point

In this lesson you will learn how to calculate angles on a straight line, vertically opposite angles and angles around a point.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/calculating-angles-on-a-line-or-around-a-point-69h66t

 

Tuesday: Calculating angles within a shape (Part 1)

In this lesson we will learn about different types of triangle and how to calculate angles within a triangle.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/calculating-angles-within-a-shape-1-65h3ar

 

Wednesday: Calculating angles within a shape (Part 2)

In this lesson we will learn about different types of quadrilaterals and how to calculate angles within composite shapes.

 https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/calculating-angles-within-a-shape-part-2-60u3jr

 

Thursday: Calculating angles within a shape 3. In this lesson we will learn about parallel lines, their angles and how we can use this information within composite shapes

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/calculating-angles-within-a-shape-3-c5h3jr

 

Friday: In this lesson we will revise all the topics from this unit and focus how to apply all these skills fluently and efficiently.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/revision-and-angle-fluency-facts-6nhk6d

 

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
reading record.

 

11.00:    English

 

This week we are focusing on journalistic writing, building up to writing a newspaper report. In class we are going to be focusing around Climate change, but you are going to be writing a report on an incident in which SPIDER-MAN was involved! This is a 2 week unit, so this week you will be focusing on the features, gathering evidence and then beginning your planning. You will NOT be writing your full report this week, we are saving that for when you have gathered all of your information and have thoroughly planned it. Enjoy! J  

Monday: Features of a news report and introducing the Spiderman related incident: Lesson 1 

Tuesday:  Collect evidence and make notes. Lesson 2

Wednesday: Grammar lesson based around words associated with chaos and confusion (perfect for use in your newspaper reports). Lesson 3

Thursday: Write the introduction to your newspaper (the 5W’s). Lesson 4

Friday: plan the main body to the newspaper report: Lesson 5

 

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.

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- theory of Evolution (Charles Darwin)

Here is the link for the fifth lesson on evolution: Evolution

If you did this lesson last week, then have a go at the next lesson: Next lesson

Tuesday: RE- 5 K’s of Sikhism: Sikhism

 

Wednesday:

Topic: We would like you to design a home or town of the future.

Think about everything that you have learned about climate change this term. How could we adapt to it in the future and also improve the situation? We would like you to design a house or town of the future - it should be designed to be sustainable and adapted to cope with the effects of climate change. You could draw and annotate this or, if you prefer, you could make a 3D model. Have a look at the PDF for ideas.

Thursday: PE- Muay Thai with Kelly

Today we are going to jazz PE up slightly and have a go at a new sport that some of you will have never tried before- Muay Thai boxing! Some of you we know do martial arts outside of school which is fantastic and you can apply those skills for your PE lesson today. 

You are going to watch and participate with Kelly Haynes (a British Champion of Muay Thai boxing) in some fun, challenging sessions. This will help you improve your fitness and also give you the basics of martial arts through our Mini Muay Thai sessions.

https://primarypeplanning.com/home-pe-mini-muay-thai/

If you love it, you can sneak ahead and do the other challenges/activities too! Let your teacher know what you enjoyed about it and how it made you feel! Try and get your parents involved too!

ICE REMINDER- YOU MAY WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT YOUR POLAR ICE CAPS ARE IN THE FREEZER READY FOR TOMORROW!!

Friday: Climate change and the melting polar ice caps investigation

You are going to have the opportunity to have a bit of practical fun! For this experiment you are going to need:

Large Icebergs (get two bowls and fill them with water and freeze them earlier in the week), a container e.g. a deep tray or a washing up bowl, water, stones, polar animals (or any form of figure or animal that you have at home e.g. lego characters), ruler, timer.

 

Place the tray/container on a surface. Fill it with a tiny bit of water (you could add blue food colouring if you have any) and add some fish. You then need to add stones onto one side and place some polar animals on it. Then place the ice caps into the water with the polar animals (or any figures you have) on top and wait!

 You can then design this investigation how you wish, but in class we are going to measure the height of the water to start with and then every 20 minutes afterwards until the ice has completely melted.

 

Think about these questions:

 -Is there more or less space for the animals as the ice has melted?

-What has happened to the land as the water level has risen?

-What has happened to the water level over time?

-Which animals will this have the biggest impact on?

-What effect will this have on the animals both in the water and on land?

-What effects will it have on humans and the land?

 

Have a go at writing up your investigation, including pictures and diagrams and answer the questions below. You could then challenge yourself by writing a persuasive piece to show your findings from this research. This highlights the effects the climate change is having and that if this happens both humans and animals will be effected.

Have fun and we look forward to seeing your ice creations!

 Have a look at this website if you want to see more visual examples: https://www.science-sparks.com/melting-polar-ice-caps/

 

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! 😊

Learning Apps

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: appsupport@silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk

 

 

Unfortunately we haven't been able to carry out our normal transition days for you to meet your new teacher.  We are hard at work today planning for our Recovery Curriculum, and the work that you will be completing when you return to Silverdale in September.  But in the mean time take a moment to watch a short video filmed by our class teachers welcoming you to your new class. 

Morpurgo:

Rowling:

Shakespeare:

Take care and have a great summer - see you in September

The Year 6 Team