Dalton School Junior Infant And Nursery

From little acorns, mighty oaks will grow

Mayfield Avenue, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD5 9HN
Contact: Mrs H Valentine (Office Manager)

01484 538729

office.dalton@kirkleeseducation.uk

Year 6 Home Learning

 

Welcome to our Year 6 Home Learning page.  We would much rather be teaching you guys face to face but for now, it seems, this is our only option! :(

BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE YEAR 6 PAGE FOR PHOTOS OF HOME LEARNING :)

https://www.daltonschool.co.uk/pupils/year-6

From Monday the 23rd March, we will upload DAILY instructions, which will outline what work your child needs to complete. You will find the daily instructions on this page!

Each child has been sent home with a pack of work, consisting of two folders, which include the Maths and English work that we would have been completing in school, before the Easter holidays. To make it easier to follow the instructions, we have put dates on ALL Maths work to enable your child to complete the correct work, on the correct day- these instructions will correspond to the daily instructions we post.  Because some of the learning might be new to them, we will ensure that we also upload  PowerPoints/useful links/videos and websites to help your children along the way.  Please ensure that you check this page DAILY for any updates and please ensure your child does work DAILY so that they don't fall behind on their return to normal school life. Please remember to have regular breaks and stay as fresh and as active as possible. :)

 

In addition to the packs of work your child already has, we will also plan in opportunities for your child to access the following websites, all of which, your children have passwords for: 

Read Theory:  https://readtheory.org/auth/login

Nessy: https://www.nessy.com/uk/   **If your child has access to Nessy- instructions have been put in their packs. 

Reading Eggs: https://readingeggs.co.uk/signup1/

Dyslexia Gold (6Smitten only)http://dyslexiagold.co.uk/Account/Login  **The 6S pupils who use this, have their passwords 

TT Rockstars: https://ttrockstars.com/

SPaG.com: https://www.spag.com/

6Markez- our passwords are in the front cover of our reading records and SPaG.com passwords are on the inside of work folder 1.

6Smitten- our passwords are on the inside of folder 1.

 

Reading Books: Each child has been given extra reading books.  We have made a note of the titles- PLEASE DO NOT LOSE THEM!

 

Please feel free to contact us by email if you have any questions or concerns about your child's learning or even if you want to just give us an update on how they're doing- we'd love to hear how they're getting on, as they mean the world to us.

Our e-mail addresses are as follows:

Miss Markez's e-mail:

ami.markez@kirkleeseducation.uk 

Mr Smitten's e-mail:

ben.smitten@kirkleeseducation.uk 

 

Stay safe and please remember where we are, should you need us. 

Love,

Miss Markez and Mr Smitten xxx

 

You can now also contact Mrs Mannifield on her email:

anne.mannifield@kirkleeseducation.uk

 

If you want to show Mrs Mannifield some work, that is great. Please make sure to also send it to either Miss Markez or Mr Smitten so we can put it on the website!

Monday 23rd March 2020: Year 6 Home Learning

Maths: Capacity (approx 1 Hour and 15 mins)

  •  Recently, we have been learning about measures and how to convert between units of measures.  Today, you will be learning about 'Capacity'.  See the PowerPoint before you have a go at the task in folder 1.  There are also helpful hints on your sheets about how to convert different measures. 
  • Once you have looked through the PowerPoint, look in folder 1 for the sheet with today's date on it and complete the activities in the exercise book you have been given.
  • Some of you will be looking carefully at the scales on filled jugs and will have to write the value of the measurement in each jug. Again- the sheets are dated in folder 1.

English: Reading Activity (approx 1 hour and 30 mins)

  • If your child has a purple Rising Stars Reading 'SATs Practise Papers' book,  they need to complete the text, ' Things that go bump in the night' and the questions that follow.
  • Some children won't have this book, in which case, they need to complete 'The forgotten Teddy' text. 
  • Children should attempt to read all texts independently :)

 

Afternoon Learning: (approx 2 hours)

  • 20-30 minutes of reading time.
  • Online learning activity: see the list of websites above (30 minutes) 
  • Research the following person and find out ten facts about them and WHY they are important for history.  You can present this any way you like :).

Harriet Tubman:

Tuesday 24th March 2020: Year 6 home learning

 

NOTE: Mr Smitten is in school today so he may not be able to respond to your emails immediately. I may be able to answer some emails during breaks and after school time. Miss Markez is still available as normal.

Maths: Capacity (approx. 1hr 15mins)

  • Today you will be continuing with the maths work based on capacity.
  • Some of you will be continuing with the same sheets you were working on Monday - they will have the dates 23.3.2020 and 24.3.2020 (Monday and Tuesday) on them.
  • Other people will starting new capacity questions today - they will have the dates 24.3.2020 and 25.3.2020 (Tuesday and Wednesday) on them.
  • If you have a sheet that has word problems (24.3.2020 & 25.3.2020), use the examples on the PowerPoint below to help you (some of the examples are taken from the questions).
  • Do not hesitate to email us if you are struggling - we will reply as quickly as we can.

English: Reading Activity (approx. 1hr 30mins)

  • Some of you will have a reading comprehension dated 24.3.2020 - you should complete this during your English time today.
  • Other people will be continuing working from the purple ‘Rising Stars’ reading comprehension book - you need to complete the next reading comprehension after the ‘Things that go bump in the night’ text, which you completed yesterday.

 

Afternoon learning (approx. 2hrs)

  • 20-30mins reading time
  • 30mins online learning activity - try to choose a different one to the website you used yesterday
  • Physical activity (approx. 30mins): Joe Wicks workout. The link below is for the Joe Wicks Monday workout. However, there will be a new video released for Tuesday 24th. If you want to do the Tuesday video instead (or as well), that is fine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz0go1pTda8

  • Spelling (approx. 30mins): homophones ‘ce’ and ‘se’
    • Look at the word list - the words on this list that end in ‘ce’ are nouns and the words on this list that end in ‘se’ are verbs
    • Use the examples to help you write your own sentences that contain the ‘ce’ and ‘se’ versions of the homophones
    • Please do not worry if you cannot think of a sentence for all of the ‘ce’ and ‘se’ homophones, just have a go and see how many you can do.

 

Word list: 

Examples of words in sentences:

 

The advice is to stay indoors.                    Police advise all residents to stay indoors.

Please turn off that device.                      Can you devise a plan to escape?

Spelling practice is extremely important.        I practise my handwriting every day.

It costs £60 for a TV licence.                   James bond...licensed to kill.

 

Wednesday 25th March 2020 Year 6 Home Learning

NOTE: Both of us are available, by e-mail, ALL DAY, should you need us :)

Maths: Capacity (1 hour and 30 mins)

  • Today is the final day of your capacity learning. Yesterday, some of you started the capacity word problems. You are to continue with those today and try to complete them. Again, if you struggle, check out the PowerPoint above that you used yesterday and look at the examples to help you.
  • Some of you have a stapled booklet with today’s date on it. They contain capacity problems. You need to try to complete this today.
  • Do not hesitate to email us if you are struggling - we will reply as quickly as we can.

 

Extension (OPTIONAL- 20-30 mins)

  • If you finish your maths work early, there is a calculation blast below available for you to complete. The answers follow on from the questions but make sure you don’t cheat….what would be the point in that?

Now take a break and chill out!  :)

English: Reading Activity (approx. 1 hour and 15 mins)

  • Some of you will have a reading comprehension dated 25.3.2020 - you should complete this during your English time today.
  • Other people will be continuing working from the purple ‘Rising Stars’ reading comprehension book –you need to complete the next reading comprehension in your books, which should be: ‘Lighthouse History’.

 

Take another break :)

Afternoon learning (approx. 2 hours)

  • 20-30mins reading time
  • 30mins online learning activity - try to choose a different one to the website you used yesterday
  • Go through the PowerPoint above, which goes through spellings that end in ‘ible’ and ‘able’. Also, read through the notes below- they might help you remember which words end in which suffix!

Notes:

  • ‘-able’ is more common than ‘-ible’.
  • The ‘-able’ ending is usually used (but not always) if a complete root word can be heard before it. In some cases the ending of the root word may change, for example, rely/reliable.
  • The ‘-ible’ root is common if a complete root word cannot be heard before it (but not without exception, for example sensible).
  • The ‘-able’ ending is used if there is a related word ending in ‘-ation’, for example, applicable/application.

 

Once you have gone through the PowerPoint, either practise writing the spellings from the PowerPoint out into your spelling logs- writing them in silly sentences! Or there is even a crossword above that you could have a go at. It’s quite challenging but if you’re up for it, check it out. It has answers too, in case you get really stuck. 

 If you fancy e-mailing any of your completed work through- we'll add it to the Year 6 part of our website, showing everything you're achieving from home!

 

Thursday 26th March 2020 Year 6 Home Learning

Maths: Lines of symmetry (1 hour and 15 mins)

  • You have been learning about symmetry since KS1. In year 6, not only do you need to be able to draw lines of symmetry on unfamiliar shapes, but you also need to be able to complete shapes by reflecting them across a mirror line.
  • Below is a PowerPoint which will go through basic symmetry, which you will have come across before.
  • For those of you who have the sheets that ask you to mark on the lines of symmetry, have a go at completing these activities. It’s a two day lesson- your sheets should be labelled with the following dates: 26.3.20 and 27.3.20. 
  • For those of you who were given the ‘Best’ and ‘BYM’ booklets (it will say this on top of the booklets), look at the example below for how reflective symmetry works and how you would reflect shapes across a mirror line.

Once you have looked through these examples, look in your pack for the sheets/stapled booklets dated 26.3.20 and 27.3.20- it is a two day lesson so you can continue with this work as part of tomorrow’s maths lesson. 

Now take a break and chill out! :)

 

English: (approx. 1 hour and 30 mins)

 

Two day Writing Project!

-Some of you have a labelled comprehension with today’s date- have a go at this first or is you fancy a break from reading comprehensions, join in the two day writing project!

Look at the writing task below and the supporting planning sheet:

Remember the following about newspaper reports:

You need to include:

  • A main headline, sub heading and tag line (with each of these, you release a little bit more information about the story)
  • An introductory paragraph which outlines the story (who,what,when,where and why)
  • You may include some direct speech e.g. Sarah's mother stated, 'I am so proud of my darling child for being the first person to climb the Empire State Building- blind-folded'.  This type of speech includes speech marks! 
  • You may include reported speech from other eye-witnesses of the world record e.g. Sarah's mum stated that she was extremely proud of her child for breaking this record.  This type of speech DOES NOT include speech marks!

 

If you think this task will be too much of a challenge for you because you struggle with your writing, you can do the task below:

 

Alternative Writing Activity:

-Imagine that you’re older, write about a world record that you would LOVE to try and break.  If you’re struggling for ideas- look at some of the Guinness World Record challenges!

Include website :

-Explain what the challenge is.

-Why you would like to break it.

-Explain what you would do to try and prepare for the challenge.

You can present this work any way you want- it can be written in your exercise books or if you have access to a computer, it can be typed!

Take another break :)

 

Afternoon learning (approx. 2 hours)

  • 20-30 mins reading time
  • 30 mins online learning activity - try to choose a different one to the website you used yesterday
  • Physical activity:

Follow the link below:

https://imoves.com/the-imovement

Spend some time doing some physical activity this afternoon.  There are lots of other activities you can be getting on with on this site.  They have mindfulness activities too, which are good for keeping your mind calm and rested! Try to get the adults at home on board, too!

 

Friday 27th March 2020 Year 6 Home Learning

 

Maths: Lines of symmetry (approx 1 hour and 15 mins)

  • You are continuing with the work you started yesterday, about symmetry. You should have all the resources labelled. 
  • If you do finish your work early- go on TTRockstars until the end of your session. 

 

 

English: (approx. 1 hour and 30 mins)

  • Continue with the writing project that you started yesterday.  If you finish it, edit and improve your work!  You could also try including some of the spellings that you practised earlier this week!        

 

Afternoon learning (approx. 2 hours)

  • Recently, we have been learning about evolution and how animals and plants have adapted to the environment in which they live.  Your task this afternoon is to create your own new type of animal or plant.  You need to draw it, paying careful attention to the different physical features that it has.  You need to consider the following:   
  • What is the name of the animal?
  • What unique physical features does it have that NO other animal has?   
  • What is its diet? (what does it eat?)
  • Where does it live and how has it been adapted to live in that environment?
  • What features does it have to protect it from predators/ or enable it to attack prey?
  • Anything else you'd like to include!

You can present the work any way you wish and of course, if you want to send us anything, we'd love to see it!

 

Have a wonderful weekend and stay tuned for instructions

about next week's work. :)

xx

 

Monday 30th March 2020: Year 6 Home learning

 

Maths: Co-ordinates (approx. 1 hour and 30 mins)


• You have learnt about how to read co-ordinates before, in other year groups. You will have read co-ordinates in one quadrant like the image below:

However, in Year 6, you are expected to learn how to read co-ordinates in not just one quadrant, like the example above, but in four quadrants.
Have a look at the examples below:

For more practice, have a look at another example below:

 

• Just like last week, you will have the resources needed for the next two days, dated in your work packs. The resources should have 30.3.20 and 31.3.20 written on them.

 

Take a break and chill out for a while. :)

 

English: (approx. 1 hour and 15mins)
• Some of you have a comprehension in your pack, with today’s date written on it. If you have this, you should complete this reading comp today.
• For those of you who have the purple Rising Stars Practice Papers book, you need to complete the next comprehension in your book, which is:
‘The Hollow Land’.

 

Afternoon Learning: (approx. 2 hours)
• 20-30 mins silent reading
• Online learning, such as Reading Eggs, TTRockstars, Nessy, Read Theory etc.
• Choose one of the grammar booklets you were sent home with, and complete ten questions from it!
• Active learning: Check out imoves and do a workout!
https://imoves.com/the-imovement

 

Tuesday 31st March 2020: Year 6 Home Learning

 

Maths: Co-ordinates (approx. 1 hour and 30 mins)


• Today, you are continuing with the work you started yesterday. If you need any help, please contact us. :)
• If you finish, have a go at one of the calculation blasts below; decide which one is most appropriate for you to complete.

English: Reading activity (1 hour and 15 mins)


• Some of you have a comprehension in your pack, with today’s date written on it. If you have this, you should complete this reading comp today. 
• For those of you who have the purple Rising Stars Practice Papers book, you need to complete the next comprehension in your book, which is: ‘The Lady of Shalott’.

 

Afternoon Learning (approx. 2 hours)

  • 20  mins reading.
  • Online learning, such as Reading Eggs, TTRockstars, Nessy, Read Theory etc. 

 Research task:

 

 

• Your task is to research why Orangutans are becoming endangered. You will need this research for tomorrow’s English lesson. We have included some useful links below to help you get started! Remember- we’re not looking for random facts about orangutans- we’re specifically looking at why they are becoming endangered.

https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/orangutan 

https://factsofindonesia.com/why-orangutans-are-endangered-in-indonesia

 

Record your findings in your exercise books.  Remember, don't copy from the internet- use the websites to make useful notes that your understand!  :)  

 

 

Wednesday 1st April 2020: Year 6 Home Learning

 

Maths: Translation (approx. 1 hour and 30 mins)

  • Today, you have a new bit of learning to do- it's a topic called 'Translation', which is a fancy word for 'following instructions and moving something from one position to another'.
  • Check out the two PowerPoints below and try to get your head around this new topic.  If you struggle, as always, please feel free to e-mail us.  No question is a silly one. :)

 

  • This is a one day lesson so do the best you can to get through this work.  As always, you will find the resources for this lesson in your folders.  Hopefully, the dates match today's date, which is the 1.4.20.  If not, look for any resources that mention translation!  

 

English: Writing Activity (approx. 1 hour and 15 mins)

 

 Your task is to use the Orangutan research that you did yesterday afternoon.  If you haven't done this, you'll need to go back to yesterday afternoon's research activity to find out what to do. However, if you have your research, your task is to:

Imagine that you and your classmates have been set the challenge of raising money for an Orangutan preservation charity, through a sponsored event. Read the orangutan fact sheet below, as well as all the fabulous research you did yesterday and use your information to write a persuasive speech for your classmates-convince them that your school needs to organise an event! The speech should explain why this cause is so important. Write your speech in your exercise books/on paper/using ICT etc.  You could even film yourself making the speech, which would be awesome and could be then added to the website!  

Don’t forget to...

• introduce what you are talking about and why
• make a point, give evidence then explain the evidence
• make another point, give evidence, then explain this evidence
• give your personal opinion and make a last appeal to your classmates

 

To help you, there is a writing prompt below or if you don't need it, just crack on and unleash your powers of persuasion! 

  • If you think this is too much for you because you struggle with writing, don't panic or 'get down'.  You have the option of completing one of your reading comprehensions that are in your pack. :)

 


Afternoon Learning: (approx. 2 hours)
• 20-30 mins silent reading
• Online learning, such as Reading Eggs, TTRockstars, Nessy, Read Theory etc.
• Choose one of the grammar booklets you were sent home with, and complete ten questions from it!
• Active learning: Check out imoves and do a workout!
https://imoves.com/the-imovement

 

 

Thursday 2nd April 2020: Year 6 Home Learning

 

Maths: Data - Tables and Pictograms (approx. 1 hour and 30 mins)

 

  • Today's learning is about using information from tables and data from pictograms to answer questions.  
  • Remember, when answering questions about pictograms, the question will always give you a key to show you how much is represented by the symbol they use in the graphs.    
  • Look at the example below:  
  • As usual, your booklets should have today's date on them, which is the: 2.4.20.  Your booklet will have other questions about tables, too, but they are pretty self explanatory. :)  If you have any problems, please get in touch. :)

 

English: Writing Activity (approx. 1 hour and 15 mins)

  • Today, for English, you need to continue and complete the persuasive speech you wrote yesterday.  Remember to be creative, if you want to film yourself making the speech or take some pictures, do it and then we can add it to the website! :)
  • If you opted out of this task yesterday, pick up where you left off.  It might be that you continue with a reading comp or do some online learning. :)

 

Afternoon Learning: (approx. 2 hours)

  • 20-30 mins silent reading
  • Do something that makes you happy! Relax and enjoy: get some fresh air, dance, sing, do a work out, bake, read with your siblings, watch a film, learn some jokes, draw, paint, anything!  Be kids and enjoy yourselves! :)

  

Friday 3rd April 2020: Year 6 Home Learning

Maths: Data-Bar Charts (approx. 1 hour and 15 mins)

  • Consult the PowerPoint below- today's activities are  all about bar charts- you'll have learnt about them over the years.  The best advice we can give you is to MARK UP the diagrams and charts in order to pull out and identify the  most important information. 
  • Again, your work should be dated in your packs- ready to go!

English Reading Activity: (1 hour and 30 minutes) 

• Some of you have a comprehension in your pack, with today’s date written on it. If you have this, you should complete this reading comp today. 
• For those of you who have the purple Rising Stars Practice Papers book, you need to complete the next comprehension in your book, which is: ‘Crystals' 

  • If you finish this task early, complete another 10 questions from one of your grammar booklets. 

 

Afternoon Learning: (approx. 2 hours)

  • 20-30 mins reading time
  • 30 mins online learning activity - try to choose a different one to the website you used yesterday
  • Practise spelling the words below and putting them in silly sentences:

Happy Easter!

 

We finally got to the end of what has been the most bizarre term...EVER! 

You have all done brilliantly well, particularly in terms of your learning.  It's been amazing to see how well you have coped independently and we have loved receiving your work.  We have also loved seeing the other things you have  been getting up to, like art, baking, sewing etc. Your parents and the people at home who have supported you, are absolute heroes- remember to give them a squish and to say 'thank you'.  :)

For the next two weeks, we want you to chill out, enjoy time with your family and just 'switch off' a little from school work.  Mr Richardson and Mrs Walsh have  instructed teachers NOT to post any work online during the Easter holidays. 

We will send out a 'ping' when we have uploaded work for after Easter, and at this time, we will welcome any e-mails, questions or updates. 

We'll be back in touch in two weeks- have a great Easter, guys!

Love

Miss Markez and Mr Smitten

 P.S. If you are desperate to do school work, you're more than welcome to access any online learning or even just read. :)