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Hi everyone!

Hope you've all had a lovely half term holiday and managed to enjoy the sunshine. I'm looking forward to being back at school from the 1st of June and can't wait to see the children who are coming in. If you're not able to come into school, don't worry - I will still be uploading home learning activities for you to complete and you can still email me all your fantastic work to year6@quarrymountprimary.org.uk
Here's this week's home learning activities. This week's topic is Geography. Please click on the documents below. 
Home learning activities w/b 1.6.20
Hi everyone! 

Hope you're all safe and well! 

Hope you enjoyed last week's home learning activities and the PSHE theme. Here's this week's home learning activities with a Music theme. I look forward to seeing all of your fantastic work! Please email pictures of your work to year6@quarrymountprimary.org.uk 

I will be sending out more certificates this week! 
 

 

Monday 17th May 2020

Activity 1

Reading – Read a book from Oxford Reading Buddy and complete the quiz after reading. If you do not have your login details, please email me and I’ll send you it.

Activity 2

 

Writing – Write a persuasive letter.

 

Before Christmas, you wrote a persuasive letter to Mrs Pettman, persuading her to let year 6 go on a trip. Have a go at writing another persuasive letter. This time, write a persuasive letter to me, Miss Webster. Your letter could be persuading me to let year 6 have a class pet, let you come into school in non-uniform, to play sport every day, to watch your favourite film or to have a party. It’s up to you! Your letter must have:

  • A greeting to the recipient
  • An opening sentence that hooks the reader and explains why you are writing
  • Organised into paragraphs, each paragraph having it’s own point
  • Each point has arguments to support it
  • A conclusion that summarises the main points of the letter and reiterates the opinion.

Activity 3

Maths – Complete the Year 6 Maths activity mat 3 saved in a document below. Answers are included at the back – only look at these to check your completed work.

 

Activity 4

Music – See document below for activity 1.



 

 

Wednesday 20th May 2020

Activity 1

Reading – Read independently for 20 minutes. Write a summary of the text.

 

Activity 2

Writing – Write a persuasive letter.

 

Before school closed, we were reading the book ‘Holes’. Write a letter as if you are the character Stanley. Write a letter to persuade the warden that you should go home. Include all the skills from Monday’s letter. You could tell the warden that you’re innocent, that you’ve learnt your lesson and have become a better person, that you don’t belong at Camp Green Lake and any other persuasive points you can think of.

 

Activity 3

Maths – Complete the arithmetic calculations

 

  1. 407 x 1 =
  2. _____ = 48 x 36
  3. 486 ÷ 3 =
  4. 100 x 638 =
  5. 5 – 1.15 =
  6. 1320 ÷ 12 =

 

Activity 4

Music – See document below for activity 2.


 

Friday 22nd May 2020

Activity 1

Reading – Go to https://www.pobble365.com/the-invisible-man

Read the story starter and then answer the questions under ‘Question Time’ in your book.

Activity 2

Writing – Have a go at writing your own persuasive letter. You can choose to write it to whoever you like. It might be to your friend or relative. It could be from a character of a story e.g. the wolf writing to Little Red Riding Hood to persuade her to come back to the forest. It could be a letter to the Prime Minister or the Queen! It’s up to you! Remember to use all the skills.

 

Activity 3

Maths


Activity 4

Music – See document below for activity 3.

 

 

Maths Activity Mat 3
Holes Chapter 25
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After listening to chapter 25, answer the questions below. 
 

1. Why did Sam row across the lake?

2. Who is Mary Lou?

3. Why does Sam suggest you should eat raw onions?

4. Why don’t people believe that Sam knows how old Mary Lou is?

5. What was Sam’s cure for baldness?

6. Why did Doc Hawton’s head smell like raw onions?

7. Why was Katherine sad when Sam finished fixing the roof?

Well done to these Year 6 childen for completing week 7 home learning activities. 

Maria:

Fanastic music photos! 
 
 

Samir:
  
Holes Chapter 24
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After listening to chapter 24, look at the words below. Use a dictionary to find the definition of each word. 

1. jagged
2. ladled 
3. gurgling
4. grotesque 
5. parched

 
Holes Chapter 23
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After listening to chapter 23, complete teh table about key characters from Holes.
 

Character

What we know

Words to describe them

Stanley

 

 

 

X-Ray

 

 

 

Zero

 

 

 

Mr. Sir

 

 

 

Warden

 

 

 

Magnet

 

 

 

Kate Barlow

 

 

 

Another week of fantastic home learning! 

Rayan:

  


Yusra:



Samir:






Ali:



Maria:


 
Hi everyone! 

Hope you're all safe and well! Really missing each and every one of you.

Hope you enjoyed last week's home learning activities and the science theme. Here's this week's home learning activities with a PSHE theme. I look forward to seeing all of your fabulous work! Please email pictures of your work to year6@quarrymountprimary.org.uk 

I will be sending out more certificates this week! 
 

 

Monday 11th May 2020

Activity 1

Reading – Read a book from Oxford Reading Buddy and complete the quiz after reading. If you do not have your login details, please email me and I’ll send you it.

Activity 2

Writing – Write a character description.

  • Decsribe the character’s appearance
  • Describe the character’s actions, thoughts & feelings
  • Describe the character’s personality
  • Describe how the character speaks
  • Describe how the character moves

Activity 3

Maths – Complete the Year 6 Maths activity mat 2 saved in a document below. Answers are included at the back – only look at these to check your completed work.

 

Activity 4

PSHE –

Look at the Powerpoint ‘Introduction to First Aid and Getting Help’

Look at slide 9 and 10 If you were the first Aider in these situations what hazards (dangers) would you need to be aware of? Discuss with someone in your family.

Use the worksheets provided to circle the hazards and explain to someone in your home why it could be a danger to you as the first aider.

 

Maths Activity Mat 2
Introduction to first aid and getting help
Staying Safe Activity Sheet

 

Wednesday 13th May 2020

Activity 1

Reading – Read independently for 20 minutes. What is your point of view on the main character? Do you like/dislike them? What do you admire/dislike about them? What are your thought on the character’s actions in the story? Would you like to be their friend?

Activity 2

Writing – Read your character description from Monday. Make some edits to improve your writing. You could include different synonyms for the character (Mr. Twit, the man, brute etc) and include fronted adverbials on manner (Suddenly, Frantically, Without warning, As fast as he could, etc.)

 

Activity 3

Maths – Complete the arithmetic calculations

 

  1. 827 ÷ 1 =
  2. ____ = 462 – 284
  3. 144 ÷ 9 =
  4. 27 x 36 =
  5. 384.48 + 85.47 =
  6. 1.08 x 10 =

 

Activity 4

PSHE –

Role play an emergency telephone call with someone in your family. One person be the caller the other person be the emergency service operator. Remember you will need to say which emergency service you require fire police ambulance? your name, where you are, what has happened, how many people are hurt.

You could video this and send it to your teacher.

Fill in the ‘Help at home’ sheet and keep it safe in your home.

Help at Home Activity Sheet

 

Friday 15th May 2020

Activity 1

Reading – Go to https://www.pobble365.com/the-mad-hatter

Answer the questions under ‘Question Time’ in your book.

Activity 2

Writing – Now write some dialogue to develop your character of Mr. Twit further. Dialogue can be really useful when describing characters. The way that somebody talks and the words they use can tell you a lot about their character. Write some dialogue between Mr. Twit and Mrs. Twit. Think carefully about the way each character speaks and use the dialogue to describe their personalities. Remember to include the correct speech punctuation.

Activity 3

Maths

Problem Solving: What is the difference between people who liked cats the most and dogs the most?

Animal

Frequency

Dog

37 483

Rabbit

8727

Cat

28 092

Hamster

24 984

 

Reasoning:

                457        924            406

Which is the odd one out? Explain your reasoning.

Activity 4

PSHE –

Watch the you tube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwfBGkBXkFA St. Johns

 

Ambulance video ‘How to make a sling.’

Now have a go at putting a sling on someone in your family! You probably won’t have a triangular piece of material but you could fold a scarf or piece of square material in half to make a triangle and use this.

Send your teacher a photo of your work!

 

 

 

Holes Chapter 22
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After listening to chapter 22, answer the questions below.
 

1. Why might Zero have dug Stanley’s hole?

2. Find and copy one sentence that tells us Zero was glad Stanley reconsidered their deal.

3. Why did Zero look upward towards Stanley?

4. Why did Stanley think teaching Zero to read would take such a long time?

5. Why did Zero think Stanley was staring at him? 

6. Use evidence from the text to find something tells us Zero is good at maths.

7. What three reasons does Stanley think of for why Zero should dig some of his hole?

8. Why would Stanley want Zero to consider digging part of X-ray’s hole?

Holes Chapter 21
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After listening to chapter 21, have a go at answering the questions below. 
 
  1. What does ‘desolate wasteland’ tell us about where the camp is?
  2. What helped Stanley stay safe near the rattlesnake?
  3. Copy the sentence that tells us Stanley wishes the day had never happened.
  4. Why did Zero dig Stanley’s hole for him?
Take a look at Year 6's home learning activities from this week:

Yusra:
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Rayan:


Yasmen:


Saleh:


Samir:


Ali:
Hello everybody! 

Hope that you're all safe and well! 
Did you all enjoy the home learning activities last week and the PE theme? Thank you for all of you that have sent work and pictures to me through our class email! We are really proud of all of you!

Here's this week's learning activities. Please send your fabulous work to year6@quarrymountprimary.org.uk 
I will be sending out certificates for the best home learning activities that you send me!
This week's theme is Science with lots of fun and exciting experiments for you to try at home.  

 

Monday 4th May 2020

Activity 1

Reading – Read a book from Oxford Reading Buddy and complete the quiz after reading. If you do not have your login details, please email me and I’ll send you it.

Activity 2

Writing – Before Christmas you wrote some instructions on how to make tzatziki. Can you write some instructions on how to make your favourite meal? Or you could write some instructions on how to play your favourite game. Don’t forget to include: A title, an opening sentence/paragraph, a clear list of equipment, subheadings, imperative (bossy) verbs and bullet points or numbers for each step. You could even draw a labelled picture to go with your instructions.

Activity 3

Maths – Complete the Year 6 Maths activity mat saved in a document below. Answers are included at the back – only look at these to check your completed work.

 

Activity 4 Science - DO NOT OPEN THE BOTTLE! Fun experiment (Learn about pressure and forces) Take an empty plastic bottle (any size and type will do) If you are a child, ask an adult to punch a hole in the side of the bottle with a pair of scissors or skewer. Cover the hole in the bottle with your finger and fill the bottle with plain tap water. Colour the water if you wish. Screw the cap back on and remove your finger from the hole. The water will not leak out. Pick the bottle up and squeeze it even just a little bit. Step back, because the water will pour out! You can also make the bottle “pour” by loosening and tightening the cap but remember to do it over the sink/bath or outside! The science bit-When the cap is on the bottle, the air pressure in the bottle is equal to the pressure outside the bottle. When the pressure is the same, there’s nothing to force the water to leave the bottle. When you loosen or remove the cap, the water squirts out because the weight of the water has a greater pressure than the pressure outside of the bottle. Even when the cap is on tightly, picking up the bottle will squeeze it just enough to FORCE the water to squirt out.





 
Year 6 Maths Activity Mat

 

Wednesday 6th May 2020

Activity 1

Reading – Listen to one of Miss Webster’s videos reading a chapter of Holes and complete the corresponding comprehension questions in your book.

Activity 2

Writing – Can you create a text map of your instructions you wrote on Monday? You could make actions to go with them. I’d love to see your text maps or a video of you acting it out.

 

Activity 3

Maths – Complete the arithmetic calculations

  1. 1024 – 100 =
  2. 68 X 7 =
  3. 2.6 + 0.5 =
  4. 15 X 5 =
  5. _____ = 4792 + 836

 

Activity 4 Science - 

MAKE CORNFLOUR SLIME ( learn about liquids and solids) You will need: a large bowl, 200ml water, 200-300g cornflour, food colouring, aprons and table cover Method:
1.Put the cornflour into a bowl.
2. Pour in the water mixing slowly
3. Add a few drops of food colouring (if you have it)
4. Put your hands in and experiment with it- squeeze, punch, slap it Is the cornflour a liquid or solid? How is it different to water? What happens as you add the water ? How does the slime feel to touch ? Is it a solid or liquid?
Perhaps you could write up your results and your findings and send it to me. The science bit- Cornflour is made up of lots of tiny (<0.01mm) starch particles, these are very attracted to water so the water gets in amongst them very quickly. The water acts as a lubricant, so when you move it slowly the particles have time to move past each other and they can flow like a liquid. However if you apply a rapid force it causes the particles to move slightly causing the particles that are almost touching to jam together and the water that was between them moves sideways slightly into the gaps. Now instead of having lots of lubricated individual particles you have a solid structure of lumps touching each other which can't flow.

 

Friday 8th May 2020

Activity 1

Reading – Go to https://www.pobble365.com/thank-you/

Answer the questions under ‘Question Time’ in your book.

Activity 2

Writing – Go back and edit your instructions. Check your spellings using a dictionary (or google), find better synonyms for words using a thesaurus (you can also do this on google), add extra information or detail e.g. adjectives, conjunctions, adverbs of time etc. You could copy this out again in your neatest handwriting – or type it up on the computer.

Activity 3

Maths

Problem Solving: Write the three missing digits to make this addition correct.

Reasoning:

15 × 6.1 = 91.5

Prove it!

Activity 4

VE Day activity: Create a medal for a British soldier who served in the Second World War.

Your medal can be any shape or size but must include:

  • The years of the war (1939 – 45)
  • The colours of the allies
  • A symbol to signify the war and the soldier’s sacrifice and victory

 

 

Activity 5 Science - 

MAKE YOUR OWN SUNDIAL

You will need; a pencil, some plasticine/playdough or blue tack and some pebbles

What to do:

Find a sunny place to set up your sundial - somewhere that will get sunlight to it all day, and start early in the day if possible.

  1. Place a big glob of plasticine on the ground and stick a pencil in it so it stands firmly and vertically.
  2. Every hour on the hour (maybe set an alarm to help), go back to your sundial and place a stone where the tip of the pencil's shadow touches the ground. You can write the number of the hour on your stone or marker if you wish.
  3. That's it - you've made a sundial! Now on following days you can simply look at the pencil's shadow and tell the time by which stone it's pointing at or between!

Send your photos for us to see!

The science bit-Every day the Sun rises in the East and sets in the West due to the spin of our planet, the Earth. Because Earth always spins at the same speed it makes it appear that the Sun travels across the sky at the same speed, and is always at its highest point in the sky at midday. This regular motion means that the shadows created by the Sun always point in the same direction at the same time every day* so we can use this to tell the time! *Due to the Earth having a little bit of angular tilt they do vary a little with the seasons. Did you know that the Earth's tilt also causes the seasons in the first place?

http://smallscience.club/experiments/pencil-sundial/

Year 6 Home Learning Certificates 

Saleh earned a certificate for his fantastic joined up handwriting when he wrote a setting description about a haunted house. Well done Saleh! 
Holes Chapter 20
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After listening to chapter 20, answer the questions below. 
 
  1. Which word could be used to replace ‘condemned’?
    a) guilty     b) frightened        c) sentenced
  2. In this chapter, it tells us that the holes are getting closer to the Warden’s cabin, and even going right up her wall. What does this tell us about her search for the treasure?
  3. What reason does Mr. Sir give the warden for why he doesn’t believe Stanley stole the sack of sunflower seeds?
  4. What caused Stanley to jump back?
  5. Why do you think the Warden punished Mr. Sir rather than Stanley?
Holes Chapter 19
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After listening to chapter 19, complete these questions in full sentences.
  1. Why was Stanley frightened when he first woke up?
  2. Copy a phrase that tells us Squid was panicking.
  3. Where do you think Magnet got his nickname from?
  4. Give two reasons Stanley didn’t want any sunflower seeds. (2 marks)
  5. Why was the idea of putting dirt back into his hole unthinkable?
  6. Why did Stanley lie to Mr Sir about stealing the seeds?
Holes Chapters 17 & 18
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After listening to chapters 17 & 18, have a go at answering these questions. 
 

Answer all questions in FULL sentence.

  1. Why do you think the Warden is becoming impatient?
  2. What does the word ‘gash’ mean?
  3. Why is it a good job that Mr. Sir always carries around a bag of sunflower seeds?
  4. What does the word ‘callused’ mean?
  5. Why do you think Stanley lied to his mum in his letter?
  6. Copy a phrase that tells you Stanley was surprised that Zero couldn’t read.
  7. What have we learnt about what has happened to Stanley in these two chapters?
  8. How might his relationship with Zero change?
Hi everyone! 
Here's this week's home learning activities.
Also, there are some PE activities in a document below. 
Please don't forget to email pictures of your work to Year6@quarrymountprimary.org.uk
 

 

Monday 27th April 2020
We are artists!

Activity 1

Reading – Read independently for 20 minutes. Choose a descriptive paragraph and draw a picture to match it.

Activity 2

Writing – Write a setting description for this painting, ‘Starry Night’ by Vincent Van Gogh.

Activity 3

Maths – Have a go at some geometric art:

 

 

Wednesday 29th April 2020
We are explorers in space!

Activity 1

Reading – Read ‘Tim Peake’ and answer the comprehension questions. Only look at the answers after you have completed all the questions. No cheating!
*See document below for the comprehension.  

Activity 2

Writing – Imagine that you have travelled into space, just like Tim Peake. Write a diary extract telling your family about where you have been and what you have seen.

Activity 3

Maths – Play Four planets: 

 

 

Friday 1st May 2020
We are inventors!

Activity 1

Reading – Go to https://www.pobble365.com/a-new-way-to-travel

Answer the questions under ‘Question Time’.

Activity 2

Writing – Research a famous inventor and write a fact file about them.

You could research: The Wright Brothers, Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell or one of your own choice.

 

Activity 3

Maths Invent your own board game and make a dice.

Here's some examples:

PE Activities
Holes Chapter 16
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After reading chapter 16, have a go at answering these questions. 
 
  1. Do you think X-ray considers Stanley to be his friend? Give evidence from the text to support your answer.
  2. Why was Stanley looking for a hidden camera in the shower?
  3. Find and copy a phrase that shows Zig Zag had been annoyed by the boys’ talking.
  4. How is the Warden describing X-ray when she says, “We need your sharp eyes.”? 
  5. How do you think Stanley felt about the letter he received? Explain your answer. (3 marks)
  6. Why did Zero stare blankly at Stanley at the end of this chapter? 

Extension:
Write, in detail, a prediction for the next chapter of the story.

Holes Chapter 15
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After listening to chapter 15, answer these questions in full sentences. 
  1. Why might the Warden have picked up a pitchfork?
  2. What clues in the text do we get that the Warden is interested about something they may have found? (3 marks)
  3. Find and copy a phrase that tells us the Warden is happy with the work the boys are doing.
  4. What does the Warden mean when she says, “I’ve waited this long, I can wait another day.”?
  5. How did they boys think the Warden knew what the boys did every day?
  6. What is the ‘gold tube’ the boys are talking about?
  7. What did Stanley realise about why the boys are digging holes? (3 marks)

 
Holes Chapter 14

After listening to chapter 14, draw a picture of what you think the warden might look like. Use evidence from the text to help you.

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Take a look at Year 6's fabulous homework activities!

Rayan


Maria

Yasmen

Samir

Osama

Saleh

Sakina

Well done to Samir for completing the Holes activity! 
Hi everyone! 

Hope you've all had a lovely Easter holiday and been able to enjoy the beautiful sun either in your gardens or going for a little walk! 

If you have completed any of the Easter challenge activities, I'd love to see them. Just email a picture to year6@quarrymountprimary.org.uk 

Here are the activities for this week. 
 

 

Monday 20th April 2020

Activity 1

Reading – Read independently for 20 minutes. After reading, write five questions to interview one of the characters in the story. Try to make the questions open ended e.g. How do you feel about…? What do you think would happen if…? How do you know…?

Activity 2

Writing – Search for an image of a setting for a story ( a spooky house, a fantasy world, a secret garden etc). Then write a plan to describe the setting. Your plan should include ideas on: what you can see, what you can hear, what you can smell.

Activity 3

Maths – Play ‘factor lines’ on https://nrich.maths.org/1138
 Here's an example of one factor line:

6 is a multiple of 2, 7 is a factor of 21, 8 is a multiple of 1 and 9 is a multiple of 3.  
 

Activity 4

History – Choose your favourite history topic that you have done so far in school. Here is a list of what you will have covered in class:

Stephen Lawrence
Ancient Greeks Greek
Roman mythology and its impact on modern literature

Choose the topic you know most about and create a poster that includes all of the information you already know.

 

 

 

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Activity 1

Reading – read independently for 20 mins. Write answers to your questions you prepared on Monday. You must answer the questions as if you are the character in the story.

Activity 2

Writing – Add more detail to your setting description plan. Think of some figurative language that you could add to describe your setting. This could include:

A simile (as fast as a cheetah)

Personification (the grass tickled my feet)

Alliteration (pretty purple pansies)

Onomatopoeia (Crash! Splash! Boom!)

Activity 3

Maths – Practice your times tables in your exercise book or online (hit the button/daily 10).

Log on to Timestable Rockstars – can you beat your high score?

Activity 4

History - Now it’s time to do your research. There might be some things that you may have forgotten, or things that you might want to find out more about. This is where you will do your research. Here are some useful websites to help you with your research: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/forkids/ https://www.historyforkids.net/ https://www.history.org.uk/primary/resource/3620/primary-topic-websites https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/category/discover/history/ Remember to write down any information you find out! You don’t want to forget all of the brilliant research you are doing. Try and find at least 3 new facts about the topic you have chosen that you didn’t learn in class.

 

 

 

Friday 24th April 2020

Activity 1

Reading – read independently for 20 mins. After reading, write your own ‘I wonder’ questions.

Activity 2

Writing – Using your plan, write a setting description. Remember to use your neatest joined up handwriting.

 

Activity 3

Maths Make a poster to explain how you would find the common factors for 48 and 75. Include factor pairs and common factors.

Activity 4

History - Now it’s time to present your research. It can be done in any way you choose. Here are some ideas: Powerpoint presentation Poster Non-chronologial Report Create a timeline Create a board game that includes the information Write a poem Create a scrap book You can also access this website for many other interesting ways to present your information! https://minds-in-bloom.com/72-creative-ways-for-students-to-show/

You can be as creative as you like and remember to have fun with it!

 



Just a quick message about Holes.
The next video will be uploaded on Tuesday 28th April as I will be teaching in school until then.
Here are some pictures of Year 6's homework activities. 

Ali: 
   



Yusra:
 


Osama:


 
Holes Chapter 13

1. What was X-Ray right about? 2. Why didn’t Stanley’s hands hurt anymore? 3. Copy a sentence that tells us Stanley was really interested to find something out 4. How might Stanley feel about moving up one place in the line? Explain your answer.

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Holes Chapter 12

After listening to chapter 12, have a go at answering these questions. 1. What does the sentence ‘He managed to nod.’ tell us about Stanley? 2. What were the boys laughing about? 3. What does the word ‘accomplish’ mean? 4. What does Zero normally look like?

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QM Easter Challenge

Here's the Year 6 Easter challenge, full of lots of activities for you to do at home over the Easter holidays. Please keep sending in your wonderful pictures to Year6@quarrymountprimary.org.uk

Well done Samir for answering the Holes comprehension questions! 
After listening to chapters 10 & 11 of Holes, draw and label a picture of X-Ray. From the text, find evidence that the boys could be intimidated by him. 

 

Holes Chapters 10 & 11
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Holes

Chapters 8 & 9

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After listening to Miss Webster read chapters 8 & 9 of Holes (it will be uploaded soon...it takes a while), have a go at answering these questions in your homework books. I’d love to see your work! Email your pictures to Year6@quarrymountprimary.org.uk

I will post the answers to these questions tomorrow morning so that you can check to see how many you get right!

  1. What colour are the lizards’ eyes?
  2. What colour do most people think their eyes are?
  3. Why shouldn’t they be called yellow-spotted lizards?
  4. Why was Stanley’s body sore?
  5. ‘The water ran out under the walls and evaporated quickly in the sun.’ What does ‘evaporated’ mean?
  6. Why is the second hole the hardest?
  7. Where does everyone want to dig a hole to?
  8. Why do you think the boys have wrecked the room?
  9. Why does Stanley lie to his mother in the letter?
  10. Why do you think Zero is asking about Clyde Livingston’s shoes?
Take a look at some of the fantastic homework from our Year 6 children...

Saleh: 
 


Alex:


Ali:


Samir:
 
A big well done to Yasmen for sending in her homework activities. What lovely pictures you've drawn for science!

 
Well done to Ali in year 6 for completing some of his homework activities! 
 
 
Maria has been sending lots of her homework activities in! I love the photos of her completing the Just Dance PE and the Nifty50 maths activity! Keep up the wonderful work you're doing Maria! 
 

 
Fantastic reading and writing homework from Samir in Year 6. 
Holes

Chapter 7. After watching, summarise the essential points of the chapter – describe what happened in the chapter. Extension: Predict what you think will happen next.

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Homework Activities

Fantastic homework activities by Maria, Osama, Saleh and Yusra! Keep sending them in :)

Holes

Chapter 6 Use a dictionary to find the meaning of words: Scarcity Automatically Suds Innocent Guilt Prospect Thereafter Destiny Despicable Souvenir Vacancies Extension: Write a sentence using each word.

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Year 6 ideas for home learning

Week 2

 

Monday

Activity 1

Reading – Before reading your book, make a prediction about what the story could be about by looking at the front cover. Then read independently for 20 minutes.

Activity 2

Writing – Now write the next section of your explanation. It could be about how to find fresh water or food in your chosen habitat. Remember to include time conjunctions (Before, first, then, finally).

Activity 3

Maths – Play the card game ‘nifty 50’.

https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/blog-posts/nancy-jang/2017/3-Quick-Math-Games-With-Playing-Cards/

Activity 4

Science – Classifying living things. Choose an animal from one of the animal groups and create a poster explaining the characteristics of that animal.

Activity 5

PE -

Find a ‘Just Dance’ clip on YouTube and copy it. Ensure you choose a song that is age appropriate.

 

 

 

Wednesday

Activity 1

Reading – read independently for 20 mins. Stop half way through your book and write a prediction about how you think the story will end.

Activity 2

Writing – Now write the next section of your explanation. It could be about dangerous animals that live in your chosen habitat. How have those animals adapted to their habitat? How would you survive an attack? Remember to include casual conjunctions and brackets for parenthesis.

Activity 3

Maths – Practice your times tables in your exercise book or online (hit the button/daily 10).

Log on to Timestable Rockstars – can you beat your high score?

Activity 4

Topic – Art: Research artists that are famous for painting flowers (Van Gogh, Monet). Could you copy one of their paintings of flowers?

Activity 5

PE -

Complete a workout with Joe Wicks.

 

 

 

Friday

Activity 1

Reading – read independently for 20 mins.

Write a summary of the story in less than 30 words.

Activity 2

Writing – Write a conclusion to your explanation.

 

Activity 3

Maths Watch this YouTube video on finding percentages of amounts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QKc5bZPLv0

Now practice finding percentages of amounts in your maths book.

Activity 4

Topic – Geography: Draw your own habitat map using 4 and 6 figured grid references, symbols and key.

 

Activity 5

PSHE – Design a poster about what it takes to be a good team.

 

Rainbow Trail

Why not have a go at creating a rainbow and sticking it in your window for other children to see? I'd love to see your rainbow trail pictures! Hope my rainbow keeps people smiling :) Miss Webster

Homework Activities

It has put a huge smile on my face to see all the amazing work you've been doing at home. Please keep sending it in to year6@quarrymountprimary.org.uk

Holes

Chapters 4 & 5 Enjoy! :) Here are some questions you could answer after watching this video: 1. What does the word ‘assigned’ mean? 2. How can the boys remember Mr Pendanski’s name? 3. Describe Mr Pendanski’s appearance. 4. Why was Mr Sir always in such a bad mood? 6. What is Zig Zag’s real name? 7. Why did X-Ray tap the rim of his glasses? 8. What does the word ‘sanitary’ mean?

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Homework Activities

Another massive well done to Yusra for completing her homework activities. Keep it up :)

Holes

Hi everyone! Here's chapters 1 - 3 read by Miss Webster :)

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Homework Activities

A big shout out to Alex for completing some of her homework activities! They're fantastic! Keep up the amazing work Alex!

Advice for reading at home

Your child will have been sent their home reading book home. This book is colour coded according to their reading level. If you would like to access more books you can do so online.

In your pack from school you will find a login for 'OXFORD READING BUDDY' - https://www.oxfordreadingbuddy.com/uk

When you log in, the books you can access are colour coded according to children's reading levels. Please check the colour of your child's home reading book, this will correspond with a number on the Oxford Reading Buddy website. If you are unsure of your child's reading level, please email me – Year6@quarrymountprimary.org.uk

 

Lime

Oxford level

11

Brown

Oxford level

12

Grey

Oxford level

13/14

Dark Blue

Oxford level

15/16

Dark Red

Oxford level

17 – 20

 


In light of the current situation, some sites are also offering free access to books online if you create an account. Have a look here:

https://worldbook.kitaboo.com/reader/worldbook/#!/

I hope this helps you to continue enjoying reading whilst children are not able to access the resources in school. Thank you for your support!

Year 6 ideas for home learning WEEK 1

If you would like to send me any work to look at, please email it to year6@quarrymountprimary.org.uk Also, please email me if you have any questions about activities set. Thank you, Miss Webster

Shadows

In Science, we have been investigating how shadows are the same shape as the object that casts it.

Explanation text

Our text for Spring 2 is 'How to Survive Camp Green lake' which links to our current class reader 'Holes'

Fire Island - text map
Light!

In Science, we have been learning about light. We have been investigating whether the angle of incidence is equal to the angle of reflection.

Clay pots

For Art we have been designing and making our own Greek pots.

Tzatziki

As we are learning about Greece, we used a recipe to make our own delicious Tzatziki. Many children had not tried this before and really enjoyed it! Maybe you could make some at home?

Electrifying!

In Science, we have been learning about Electricity. We use the energy sticks to investigate which items in our classroom are good conductors. We have also created our own electric circuits and investigated whether the amount of volts used changes the brightness of a bulb or the sound of the buzzer.

D&T - Ancient Greek Sandal

For D&T, we had to apply a variety of skills to design and make our own Greek sandals. We used cork, foam, cotton, ribbon and sewing skills.

Persuasive letter - text map

Our current unit involves writing persuasive letters. Our model text is written to Mrs Pettman to ask if we can go on a trip to a museum so we can learn about the Ancient Greeks. Can you retell the text using the pictures?

World of Work Week

For World of Work Week we had a visit from a singing workshop, an architect and a doctor. We had a fantastic week and learned a lot of new things about these different career choices.

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Total Warrior 2019
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Total Warrior 2019

Year 6 took part in the Total Warrior Junior challenge. We had an AMAZING time and got extremely muddy!

Herd Farm

Year 6 visited Herd Farm so we could learn about the Stone Age through to the Iron Age. We learned how they used different plants and trees to help them survive, we built Stone Age dens, learned how Stone Age tools were made, dressed up, took part in a hunt and had a tour of the replica round houses. We had a fabulous day!

Compost

This half term we have been writing explanation texts about compost. We visited Meanwood Valley Farm where they farmers showed us how compost is made and how they use it to grow their crops. We had a fantastic time and loved finding the insects which help aid with decomposition!

Wriggly Roadshow

Year 6 had a very special visit from the Wriggly Roadshow. We were lucky enough to learn all about Skinks, snakes, tenrecs and many other animals. We were very brave and even stroked and held the animals. We had a fantastic afternoon and can't wait to learn more about these wriggly creatures!

Tennis Skills
Spring 1 Homework meny
Year 6's Curriculum Letter
A persuasive letter

We have been learning how to write persuasive letters in our lessons. Many of us chose to write letters to Mrs Pettman asking if we could have a class pet. To help us think of some fantastic ideas we had a very special visit from Molly.

Active learning

In Year 6 we know it is important to stay active and healthy. We try to use lots of practical games and activities in our lessons. Here are some photos of us playing 'hoop hop' to practise identifying main and subordinate clauses and to improve our quick recall of our multiplication and division facts.

Science

In our Science lessons we have been learning about 'Electricity'. We learned how to draw circuits using symbols to represent each object, how to create a working circuit and investigated how the voltage in a circuit may effect the brightness of a bulb or the volume of a buzzer. Some of us even investigated how the length of wire may change the brightness of a bulb. Our favourite lesson was when we used the 'energy sticks' to learn how electricity travelled and to find which items in the classroom were good conductors.

Gymnastics

During Gymnastics lessons we have explored balances, travelling and shape. First we used the mats to practise making different shapes with our bodies, holding a balance and transitioning between shapes. We know it is important to point our toes, stretch our fingers, keep our heads up and hold the balance for 3 seconds. We then got the tables out to practise travelling along benches, holding a balance on a piece of aparatus and jumping off whilst landing safely. Our favourite part of Gymnastics was exploring the aparatus and wall bars to find new balances.

Greek Pots

We have been designing and creating our own Greek pots. To do this we researched what authentic Greek pots looked like, learned some new clay techniques and then painted a Greek pattern onto our pot with black paint. We really enjoyed this activity!

Instructions

We have been learning about the Ancient Greeks. For our writing we learned the skills needed to write a set of instructions. To help us with this we made the famous Greek dip 'Tzatziki' and a 'Greek salad'.

Year 6 home work for the coming term:
Please complete the following pages in your revision book:

Over the Christmas holidays:
Reading: Pages 36-37
Maths: Pages 45-51


Week beginning:
14.1.19
Reading: Pages 38-39
Maths: Page 62

21.1.19
Reading: Pages 32-33
Maths: Page 23

28.1.19
Reading: Pages 34-35
Maths: Page 26

4.2.19
Reading: Pages 42-44
Maths: Page 25

11.2.19
Reading:Pages 45-46
Maths: Page  24


 
Science Presentations

In Science this half term, we have been conducting a research project about a scientist or inventor. As October is black history month, we chose to research the first African American female to go to space, Mae Jemison. We really enjoyed learning about Mae Jemison and on her birthday, we presented our posters to the class. We had to practise our speaking skills and make sure we engaged the audience.

Steel pans

Every Wednesday afternoon, Year 6 have been learning how to play the steel pans. We are really enjoying our music lessons and feel like we are improving!