Overview: Ash is in year six. He loves costumes, lights and smoke machines, and standing centre stage with all eyes on him. However, on the opening night of the school play, it all becomes a little too much and his courage fails him. Feeling alone and under pressure, Ash reaches out to his friends and family. This beautifully written story explores the themes of anxiety, stress, friendships and changes. There are weekly activities included, perfect for doing at home. Resources can be printed or viewed on screen.
1.Spellings: Twinkle Spelling Scheme Term 3b on HMS website(See https://www.twinkl.co.uk/ for further resources). There are also short weekly spelling quizzes.
If possible, read the Under the Lights e-book available on our website, however, if you are not able then you can still complete the weekly reading comprehensions contained in the unit. Pupils should also read their Accelerated Reader (library) book each day and record their reading in their Reading Record. You can quiz your book on the Accelerated Reader link on the HMS website.
3. Grammar and Punctuation: Complete the weekly grammar, punctuation and spelling activities in this unit. Most of the sheets are differentiated for different abilities- you can choose the level you are most comfortable with.
4. Writing: Summer term in Year 6 is usually focussed on developing creative writing skills. Therefore, each week contains several opportunities to develop these skills in a variety of text types. You can choose which you do each week- or have a go at all of them.
□ Read the e-book Under the Lights (not essential)
□ Complete weekly reading comprehensions
□ Complete the weekly grammar, punctuation and spelling activities
□ Practise your joined handwriting skills- using the booklet
□ Have a go at a weekly creative writing activity
Good luck Year 6!
This unit entitled VIPs (Very Important Persons) will focus on relationships. You will identify who your VIPs are within your families and friendship groups and how important kindness and respect are within these relationships. The work addresses conflicts and resolutions in relationships. You will also look at the secrets and dares as well as healthy and unhealthy relationships.
I have included the PowerPoints and worksheets for each lesson. If an activity asks you to work in a group or pairs, either do it by yourself or speak to somebody at home about it.
Lesson 1 – Family and Friends – PowerPoint and Respecting our VIP worksheet
Lesson 2 – Think before you act – PowerPoint, Unkind scenario cards and Calming technique poster
Lesson 3 – It’s Ok to disagree – PowerPoint
Lesson 4 – You decide – PowerPoint, Influence scenario cards, feeling pressured sheet
Lesson 5 – Secrets – PowerPoint, secret scenario cards and telling secrets activity sheet
Lesson 6 – False friends – PowerPoint, risky relations activity sheet and ending relationship sheet
Enjoy and take care
This last half term we would have been using Kodu to create and program a computer games.
The tasks are on the link below; you can complete the work on the sheets or use separate paper.
Computing is scheduled on the suggested timetable once every two weeks so one task can be completed each lesson.
A new pack of activities to support learning French. These can be used alone, or alongside the website/ app Duolingo as previously recommended. The online lessons from the Oak National Academy can also give some listening and pronunciation practice as they are guided and include a video lesson. I have checked and it is fine for our year 6 to access the Year 7 lessons.
Year 6 R.E – Christianity & Hinduism
Christianity (Previous lessons)
This week, I would like you to look at ‘The Feeding of the 5000’. Begin by reading through the PowerPoint slides which tell the story. Then think about the question asked at the end (maybe discuss this with somebody at home if possible). You are then going to pick out the six most important parts of the story and turn them into a storyboard (using the template provided). You can also add illustrations. When you have completed this, have a go at writing a paragraph for the extension task, thinking about a time you have found it easy and a time you have found it difficult to share and why.
This week, you are going to be looking at Jesus’ miracles. Begin by reading through the PowerPoint which tells you about some of the miracles Jesus is thought to have performed. Once you have done this, pick which miracle you would like to write about. You are then going to write a newspaper article for the miracle you have chosen (I have attached a template to help you). Don’t forget to use the typical conventions of a newspaper – if you are unsure have a look at this website/video: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z2yycdm/articles/z2gk9qt
Lessons for final term
Week 3 & 4
This week you will be looking at the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. You need to start by having a really good look at the opening image as the questions are based on this. Then you need to answer the questions which follow (there is quite a lot of questions to answer so I have set this task over two weeks). Remember to answer the questions in full, clear sentences wherever possible. You might need to use a Dictionary to help you define some of the words. The first set of questions all relate to your understanding of the image. They are then followed by vocab and SPAG tasks which link to the story but will also further your English based skills. The answers are included so you can mark them with a green pen when you are finished.
Pupils have previously studied Hinduism and as part of their home learning should have completed a Hinduism research project. In this lesson, they will be looking at the Hindu creation story. Use the PowerPoint provided to go through the story, stopping regularly for discussion. Pupils should then stick the story cards in order on paper (A3 would probably be best if possible) and write what is happening underneath. There is a word mat to further assist pupils who may need it.
Lesson 6 is all about Hindu worship (Puja). Begin by going through the PowerPoint provided to learn some key information about Puja. Pupils should then complete the differentiated reading comprehension activity on Puja (the answers are provided so they could mark them in green pen when they are finished). To finish the lesson, pupils can label and colour a Puja tray (using the sheet attached).