When we return from our half term holiday, we will be looking at measures, in particular capacity and mass(weight).
In year 6, children should be able to:
- Convert grams and kilograms and express mass/ weights in both.
- Estimate the approximates mass values of every day objects.
- Read scales, increasing and decreasing accordingly.
- Convert millilitres into litres and gallons and vice versa.
- Estimate the capacity of every day objects.
- Read scales from measuring equipment such as jugs.
In addition, the children need to be able to state common fractions, decimal equivalents and percentages of mass and capacity e.g. 1/2, 1/4, 1/10 , 40%, 75% and remember the correct unit of measure. They must be able to sort and order weights and liquids in order of size.
The children have been given revision sheets to take home for the holiday and will need to bring these in on the first day back. These links may help:
Next week, we will be looking at prefixes and suffixes in our grammar lessons. The children have been given homework sheets that they will need to bring to the session. They do not need to post on the blog. A prefix is a group of letters that are added before a word to change its meaning or emphasise the word e.g. possible and impossible. A suffix is a group of letters that are added to the end of a word that can change its meaning or make it into a different word type e.g. careful and carefully.
These websites may help:
As part of the new grammar expectations set by the DFE, children need to be able to talk about progressive and perfect tenses. The children have been given sheets to show them how to do this and a set of questions that need to be completed for Thursday 4th of February.
These sites may help:
What is verb tense?
This week, we are looking at the topics of ‘Interdependence and Adaptation’. This covers how animals are suited to the environments and climates that they live in. It also looks at how plants and animals depend upon one another for food sources – these are known as food chains and food webs. The children have already been given revision sheets to help them with this work but these sites may also help:
Adaptation and habitats
We realise that the children are working incredibly hard at the moment and we appreciate all the support that you are giving them. Head start homework is a different kind of homework that we will now be setting in maths. Over the coming weeks, we will be doing a lot of revision in preparation for our SATs. The object of this homework is to give the children a grounding in the area that we will be revising the following week. There will not be a test or anything needed for handing in (Though there will be rewards for children who do want to hand work in). Next week, we will be revising time. The children will need to able to:
- Read an analogue clock using minutes past, minutes to, quarter past, half past and quarter to.
- Read digital clocks and understand AM and PM.
- Convert digital times to and from 24 hour clock.
- Work out time durations using a number line. (Dave starts work at 9.00am and works for 6 1/2 hours, at what time does he finish?)
- Know days of the week, months of the year (and how many days they have) and longer time terms such as decade, fortnight.
- Read and interpret timetables.
These websites will help:
This week, we are focussing on the science of sound. The children will be looking at vibrations and how they change with high and low sounds, pitch and volume. These links may be useful to help them revise:
Sound revision BBC
Sound revision clips
In class, we have been looking at idiomatic phrases (common idioms) and what they mean. We often use these metaphorical phrases to add emphasis to conversations and writing. The children were given 10 in class and had to explain what they think that they met. For homework, we would like the children to:
- Choose 6 different idioms and write them down.
- Write an example for each that uses them in context to show that understanding
- Write the meaning of the idiom.
An example of this might be:
The best thing since sliced bread – This means that something is really good.
Tony loved his iPhone because he could check all of his emails and could shop on eBay. He thought that it was the best thing since sliced bread.
The children can write this either on the blog or hand it in on paper.
We have been looking at the two uses of apostrophes in English. These can be used as contractions, where they replace a letter or group of letters within a word or as a possessive. A possessive links an object to a subject and there are different rules for singular and plural. We would like the children to create a sheet, either as a post or on paper, explaining apostrophes for possession in detail. We do not want the children to look at contractions as we have done this in class.
We would like the children to give examples of when the apostrophe is used correctly but also give examples where it is not and then explain why.
Apostrophes for possession
More apostrophes for possession
This week the children will be revising light, shadows and mirrors. They have already been given a revision sheet but these sites will help too:
Light revision website
light revision interactive
This week, the children have been learning about active and passive sentences. In order to be able to do this, the children need to be able to identify the subject, verb and object within a sentence. These websites will be helpful:
Subject, verb and object
Parts of a sentence
Making passive sentences
We would like the children to write an explanation of subject, verb and object in a sentence and show how these can help to understand passive sentences. They must write three examples of active sentences and make them passive e.g.
Will ate the delicious cake. = Active sentence
Will is the subject, ate is the verb and the delicious cake is the object
The delicious cake was eaten by Will. = passive sentence
The children may post their response on the blog or submit a written version.