Photos of Home Learning for week beginning 30th March
Keep sending in your photos so we can share what you are all getting up to.
Home Learning 2 - Week Beginning 30th March
Well done Creative Caimans on a fantastic start to your home learning! We've really enjoyed seeing all the pictures of you working hard and having fun. See below for this week's activities.
This week, we are going to firstly complete our unit on ratio and then begin a new one on angles. An extra well done to those children who are still remembering to also log on to Mathletics and are completing the activities that I have assigned to you.
Please click on the "Yr 5/6 English Home Learning Wk 2" document below to find out the details of this week's English Learning. Here is where you will also find out what spellings you need to learn and the new Bug Club book you've been assigned to read this week.
This week would have been our "Forces" Science Week in school. Click on the document below to see some suggested science activities on forces for you to try out. Also, check out our new 'Science' page on the school website, where there are more ideas to keep you busy.
Illustration to Creation:
Here is this image to get your creative juices flowing for this week:
Possible Ideas (feel free to come up with your own)
Design a rollercoaster based on a theme
Build a rollercoaster using recycled materials/paper/lego
Share what magnificent machine you would like to build and why
Explore all the machines and large objects in your house. Can you think of another use for them?
Experience all the rides (without leaving even your house) at Virtual Disney World
Sit in the bath tub and imagine being on a ride!
Try out some of the websites below for activities to keep fit and active. Joe Wicks will be hosting PE sessions at 9am each morning through his YouTube channel (follow the link below). Or, if it is at all possible and safe, go out into your garden and get active!
You have been assigned a book to read on Bug Club. This week it is What ARE you doing?’What ARE you doing?’'What ARE you doing?'. Remember to click on the "Bugs" to answer the comprehension questions.
Y6 Home Learning Photos Week 1
Send photographs of your Home Learning to the Y5/6 email address for a 'shout out.' We love seeing what you are getting up to!
Home Learning - Week Beginning 23rd March
Hello Creative Caimans (and parents)! I hope that you have had a safe and restful weekend, in preparation for the new type of learning that we are going to have to get used to over the next few weeks. Each week, I will post a range of suggested activities on our class page to support your learning at home. Parents, I hope that you have had chance to look at our suggested timetable for home learning (see above) and have found it useful. Please remember that this is just a suggestion and isn't compulsory: it is flexible and could be edited to fit around your own schedule.
Below, I have posted a range of Maths, English, PE and Creative activities for you to have a go at this week. All I can ask is that you try your best and continue to be the responsible and determined learners that I know you are. If you have any questions, or would like to send me photos of how you are getting on, please use the email address that was sent out to parents last week. As you have all year, work hard and enjoy your learning, but most importantly, please stay safe. I look forward to receiving your work/photos by email and I really hope that I see you all very soon.
With the cancellation of SATs, we have a little more time to cover the Maths curriculum in further detail. This week, therefore, we are going to revisit the topic of ratio, looking at the correct mathematical language, the relationship between ratio and fractions, how to use the ratio symbol, calculating ratio and how to use scale factors.
To support you with this, the White Rose Hub (the scheme we follow everyday in school) has created some excellent resources. There are 5 lessons for you to complete this week, each with a useful video teaching you the skill and a worksheet for you to complete. If you have a printer then feel free to print the worksheets and glue them into your home learning book, if not you can simply write the answers to the questions into your home learning book - it's entirely up to you! To access the short teaching videos for each lesson, as well as the answers to each of the lessons questions, use the link below:
In English, we are beginning a new unit which will require you to research, plan and write a persuasive leaflet encouraging people to visit the Grand Canyon. Attached is a document outlining the activities you should complete (including spelling and reading activities). Please also see further attachments of a WAGOLL and supporting documents. Remember, to use the internet safely when researching for your leaflet: a useful, child-friendly search engine you could use is called 'Kiddle'.
For this week, use your creative skills to make a learning log on the Grand Canyon. Have a look at the range of suggestions for what you can do. Models, drawings, information texts, quizzes...the choice is yours!
Illustration to Creation:
Additionally, every week we will be posting an illustration to create ideas for you to use at home. It's not just about writing and reading but how an image can inspire art, creativity, design, science, knowledge etc. More examples can be found using the hashtag #Illustration2Creation
Here is this image for this week:
Possible Ideas (feel free to come up with your own)
- Make a turtle from plasticine/clay
- Design a shelter on a desert island
- Paint an ocean scene including multi-coloured fish
- Find out 5 facts about each of the world's 5 oceans
- If you were shipwrecked, what would you do on your first day?
- Write a message to put in a bottle - what are you going to say about the world today?
You have been assigned a book to read on Bug Club. This week it is 'The Catapult Kid: The Greatest Show on Earth'. Remember to click on the "Bugs" to answer the comprehension questions.
Also, take the time to enjoy a book of your choice or spend time researching more fascinating facts about The Grand Canyon.
Welcome to Creative Caimans!
We are the Creative Caimans, the Year 6 class.
Our staff team: Mr Phillips - Class Teacher, Mrs Crossland - Teaching Assistant
Miss Webber - PPA Cover (Monday and Wednesday afternoons).
PE is on a Tuesday afternoon. Pupils should come to school dressed in their PE kit.
Homework is set on a Friday to be completed by the following Wednesday. In KS2 this is usually set on Mathletics and Spelling Shed. Please find the links to these websites in the 'Useful Links' section.
Spring 2: Grand Canyon Artwork (oil pastels)
This term we have been using a variety of techniques, including blending, to create oil pastel pictures of the Grand Canyon. Have a look at some of our fabulous artwork below:
Spring 2: The Formation of The Grand Canyon
This week in Year 6, we have been learning about how the Grand Canyon was formed through a series of erosion. The children worked in groups of 3 to create stop-frame animations showing how the process occurred. Please allow us to share our learning by watching the videos below.
Spring 2: Physical Activity: Active Maths and Quick Skip
At Greenside, we like to incorporate elements of physical activity into our teaching as it is proven that active, healthy brains increase pupil engagement in lessons and support good learning. This morning, the Creative Caimans enjoyed working on their KIRF (Key Instant Recall Facts) target of doubling and halving all numbers including decimals in an 'Active Maths' session where we went on a maths hunt around the school hall. In the afternoon, we enjoyed a rare spell of sunshine during a 'Quick Skip' session, a new school initiative to further increase the amount of physical activity during lesson time.
Spring 1: Sam's Safari Workshop
Today, the Creative Caimans were treated to a fascinating workshop led by Sam from Sam's Safari. We met and learnt about animals from all over North and South America, including Terrance the tree frog, Tony the tiger salamander, Flash and Kerry the king snakes, Woody the wood turtle, George the tortoise, Freeman the guinea pig, Pinto the chinchilla and Olaf the polecat ferret.
Spring 1: Safer Internet Day
Tuesday 11th February was Safer Internet Day and we participated in a number of different activities: we discussed how we should respond in a range of different scenarios; talked about the positives and negatives of sharing photos/videos online and wrote raps about the theme, 'Free to be Me'.
Spring 1: Young Author Competition
Congratulations to Hazel from the Creative Caimans, who was chosen by visiting author Caroline Draper, as the winner of the Greenside Young Author Competition. As a prize, Hazel had a scene from her novel, 'A Writer's Story', professionally illustrated and framed - it looks amazing! Well done to every child that took part.
Spring 1: Chinese New Year ICE Day
For our I.C.E. day this half-term, we spent the day learning about many different aspects of Chinese New Year and life in China. During the morning, we wrote a story about 'The Great Race' between the Chinese Zodiac characters, creating a class picture book with a target audience of Key Stage 1. We also used our ICT skills to research and create fact files on important Chinese landmarks such as the Great Wall of China and the Forbidden City. During the afternoon, we cooked Chinese noodles and learnt some Mandarin, before we shared all of our learning with Year 2.
Autumn 2: Vikings Inspire Workshop
As part of our 'Who were the Vikings?' topic, we spent the morning at our Forest School site learning how to read and write using Viking runes and made Viking clay faces, using ideas from sketches that we had created in class. Thank you to all of the parents and carers who came along, we really enjoyed showcasing our learning to you!