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Please login to your MyMaths account to see which lessons have been set each day for the next two weeks until the end of term. Below there are maths study guides to help you understand different concepts. I can also recommend the You Tube videos called Maths Antics as these are great at explaining maths ideas you may be finding tricky.
Rounding and accuracy 23.3.2020
Long Multiplication 24.3.2020
Modelling Ratio 25.3.2020
Map Scales 26.3.2020
Introduction to Algebra 27.3.2020
Area of a Parallelogram 30.3.2020
Area of a triangle 31.3.2020
Volume of Cuboids 1.4.2020
Parts of a Circle 2.4.2020
Angle Sums 3.4.2020
In addition to working through the class book, short texts and questions will be added here weekly for reading comprehension practice. Furthermore, there will be grammar and writing tasks to complete on Purple Mash.
Writing with inspiration
Every week I will put up a new link to a document which comes from a website called Pobble 365. There will be an interesting picture which will help provide inspiration for writing every week. There is a story starter, questions, sentence challenges and other activities to complete.
This term and moving forward into next, Year 6 have been reading Street Child by Berlie Doherty. Over the next coming weeks, could you encourage your child to complete the reading of the text-preferably reading a chapter a day if possible-and answer the comprehension questions which can be found in the document attached.
Once the children have completed reading Street Child, we will set an activity to be completed from the Read and Respond textbook (which is attached as a PDF). For example, complete activity 1 'Not just nouns' on page 19.
Our next Science unit is all about Evolution and Inheritance. Please check back here each week as a new lesson will be released with activities for you to learn at home.
Outstanding Science - Evolution and Inheritance
Building on what they learned about fossils in the topic on rocks in year 3, pupils should find out more about how living things on earth have changed over time. They should be introduced to the idea that characteristics are passed from parents to their offspring, for instance by considering different breeds of dogs, and what happens when, for example, labradors are crossed with poodles. They should also appreciate that variation in offspring over time can make animals more or less able to survive in particular environments, for example, by exploring how giraffes� necks got longer, or the development of insulating fur on the arctic fox. Pupils might find out about the work of palaeontologists such as Mary Anning and about how Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace developed their ideas on evolution.
Outlined below is an overview of the spellings for the next few weeks that the children should be learning. It would be great if someone at home, either yourself or an older sibling, could test your child on the spellings for the allocated week. These spellings are also available on Spelling Shed to practise.
I will be setting some work too so check your 2todo list or please feel free to just explore the Computing section of Purple Mash. I have also set up a Computing Learning Display Board so it would be great to share some of your work with everyone too.
If you wish to explore the world of Computing further you could try the links below. They are both websites recommended for Computing and free to use but always check with an adult that they are happy too before you log on.
Hour of Code: https://hourofcode.com/uk/learn
Code away and have fun!
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