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Welcome to Class Van Gogh: Year 6 2021-22

email: year6@crockenhill.kent.sch.uk

 

 Teachers: Miss Welsford 

Mrs Hudson - Tuesday (pm) 

 

Teaching Support: Mrs Barnes - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (am)

Mr Everest - Wednesday (am) - Reading Comprehension group  

 

Happy New Year!  Thank you for all our lovely cards and presents, and we hope you all had a lovely Christmas.

Homework

To prepare the children for the SATS tests in May, this term there will be no challenge homework sheet, instead children will bring home weekly Maths and English to complete each Friday.  Both pieces of work should be completed and returned to school by the following Tuesday.  Children who do not complete homework will be asked to complete it at school during their break times on Wednesdays.  There will also be optional Mymaths and Education City activities each week if the children would like to complete these as well.

Home Learning Work

 

Hello Parents and Children, 

 

This section is for those that are at home but are feeling well enough to work.

 

On this page you will find lessons for Maths, English and Foundation Subjects for this week.

 

Please use your homework book to record your work. For most subjects you will have a video or powerpoint to watch/read and then activities to follow - an adult will go through your work with you when you are back in the classroom.

 

At the bottom of the page, there is also our Maths work from the whole of Autumn term 2 (and the last few weeks of English) for anyone that missed it.

 

Miss Welsford

Maths

Follow the links to watch the videos that match with the work sheets below.

English

For English this week, we are continuing our new book 'Rose Blanche'.  Please read the instructions for each lesson and look at the documents linked to that lesson.

Lesson 1

Reread the first three pages of the book.

Make a mind map thinking about the following: what noises would you hear, what would the people be saying, how would the soldiers be interacting with the crowds, what would you be feeling?

You are going to write a diary from Rose's point of view about the start of the war.  The first paragraph should be thinking about the first page of the book and the second paragraph should be thinking about the next two pages of the book.  Remember, at this time, most people supported the war, so Rose would be happy/excited about the war happening.  Use your mind map to help you describe what Rose is feeling.

Lesson 2

Although the majority of the people in the story supported the war at the beginning, today we will be looking at opinions from people who don't support war.  Read the poem 'What are we fighting for?' (below).  Make a table, writing reasons for the war on one side and against the war on the other side.

Think about how you could use the ideas in the poem to start a debate about whether the war should have happened or not.  Remember to give the opposite opinion for each idea.

For example:  We are fighting the war "to keep our children safe."  But if the war is still going on in a few years time, your children will be grown up and fighting in the war, so they won't be kept safe.

Another example:  We are fighting the war "to keep away fear and dread."  But if there is a war happening, we are going to be living each day in fear as we don't know what is going to happen to us or our families, either at home or off fighting.

EGPS Test

Please have a go at the three tests below.  Please complete these independently - adult support should only be given to read the questions if needed.  This test should be timed, giving 45minutes to complete all three tests (approx. 15minutes per test).  If you are unsure of an answer, move on to the next question, and if you have time, come back to any unanswered questions at the end.  If you have time left at the end of the test, do not leave any questions unanswered - having a guess is better than leaving it out completely!

Reading Comprehension

Watch the videos and complete the activities for the reading topic 'The Giant's Necklace'.

Music

Learn the words to the Christmas carols in the Powerpoint at the bottom of this page (underneath all the home learning work).

RE

Read through the Powerpoint.  Write a list of reasons why you think Christians and Muslims should sell their art and holy buildings to give the money to charity and a list of reasons why you think Christians and Muslims shouldn't sell their art and holy buildings.  Then, using your ideas and the ideas from the powerpoint, write a persuasive argument, answering the question: 'What matters more to Christians and Muslims: art and architecture or generosity and charity?'  Paragraph 1 should give reasons why people might think Christians and Muslims should sell their art and buildings (even if you don't agree!).  Paragraph 2 should give reasons why some people might think Christians and Muslims shouldn't sell their art and buildings (even if you don't agree!).  Paragraph 3 should be you giving your opinion, deciding if you think Christians and Muslims should or shouldn't sell their art and holy buildings to give the money to charity.

Art

Design your own 3D snowflake.  You can use the video below to help you or come up with your own idea.

If you have been off in previous weeks and missed the learning for Maths (from 8th November onwards) or English (from 22nd November onwards), please find the videos, worksheets and activities below.

Maths (from wb 6th December)

Follow the links to watch the videos that match with the work sheets below.

Maths (from wb 29th November)

 

Follow the links to watch the videos that match with the work sheets below.

Maths (from wb 22nd November)

 

Follow the link to watch the videos that match with the work sheets below.

Maths (from wb 15th November)

 

Follow the links to watch the videos that match with the work sheets below.

EDIT: UNFORTUNATELY THESE VIDEOS ARE NOT CURRENTLY WORKING - I AM WORKING TO GET THE ISSUE RESOLVED.

Maths (from wb 8th November)

 

Follow the links to watch the videos that match with the work sheets below.

English (from wb 29th November)

For English this week, we are starting our new book 'Rose Blanche'.  So not to spoil the book, we will be looking at a few pages at a time.  Due to this, each English lesson will be uploaded daily, rather than for the whole week at once.  Please read the instructions for each lesson and look at the documents linked to that lesson.

Lesson 1

Look at the front cover.  What do you notice?  Write down your initial ideas about the book.

Have a closer look at the window.  Try and answer the questions below:

- What do you notice about the child at the window?

- What else is happening in the window picture?

- Are all the people on the same side of the window?  Why do you think the picture was drawn like this?

- When do you think the book might be set?  Why do you think this?

- What does the title make you think of?

Lesson 2

*IT IS REALLY IMPORTANT FOR THIS LESSON THAT YOU LOOK AT THE PICTURES WITHOUT THE TEXT FIRST BEFORE YOU READ THE TEXT*

 

Look at the first document with the pictures of the first 3 pages without the text.  Make notes about what you know about the story by looking at the pictures.  Explain how you know.  Also add any questions you have about the pictures or things you would like to find out about.

 

Once you have done the first activity, look at the document of the first 3 pages with the text.  Read the story.  Add in to your notes anything new you have found out from the words that you didn't know just from the pictures.

For page 1, also answer the following question:

- Why do you think people might be happy at the start of the war but become sad afterwards? ("When wars begin people often cheer.  The sadness comes later.")

For pages 2 and 3, also answer the following question:

- How do you think the children are feeling while this is happening? ("The soldiers in the lorries sang songs.  They smiled and winked at the children as if they were old friends.  The children always waved back.")

For each picture, also write down a speech bubble of what different people in the pictures might be saying (eg. Rose, Rose's mum, the soldiers, the mayor etc.).

English (wb 22nd November 2021)

For English this week we will be writing a play script.  Please read the instruction document, and use the other documents and photos below to help you.

Welcome to the Year Group Meeting

Weblinks

White Rose Maths Overview

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