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Summer Craft Activities

 

This year, we have been working with Deda for dance and art activities. Over the summer, Deda will be posting recorded and live videos of craft activities that you can do with items from around your house. The links for these are below. We would love to see some pictures of these if you make them!

 

First puppet tutorial https://bit.ly/38DvDZi 

Octavia the Octopus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=474Rvha_GyU

Betty the Butterfly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eREN39GL8rs

Picnic for the Year 6 Leavers

School Closure Activities:

 

As school is closed to the majority of pupils, we will post activities under this heading.  In each case, activities will be posted on a Monday and will consist of a range of subject matter.  Where appropriate, feedback and or answers will be provided on the following Monday.

 

Children should be encouraged to complete all tasks and parents are advised to support them in this process.  With this in mind, parents will find a 'crib sheet' identifying what should be expected and looked for in the children's work.

Welcome to Year 5/6! Our classes are The Vaquitas (Mrs Whitney), The Pangolins (Mrs Morris) and The Polar Bears (Miss Hilton).
P.E. will be on Monday and Wednesday. Please ensure that your child has appropriate kit for both indoor and outdoor activities, as well as a hair bobble for long hair and earring tape for newly-pierced ears. Children should bring appropriate pumps or trainers suitable for both indoor and outdoor P.E.

Staying Safe Online

While schools are closed, it is likely that your child will be spending more time online. Below, you can find a guide on discussing online safety with your child. It also includes some activities that you can do at home with your child. 

Year 6 Yearbook

We are currently compiling a yearbook, for all our Year 6 students, as a memento of their time at Ashgate. We would like to invite all children to complete a page.

Year 6 children, who are currently attending school, will complete their page in school. Other children can print the enclosed page out and complete at home or pick up a paper copy from the school office. They can then be either posted to school or handed into reception for the attention of Mrs Fennemore.

Instructions and a blank copy of the page to be completed are enclosed.

Please return the pages by Friday 3rd July.

Thank-you,

The Year 6 Team

 

Year 6 Transition work for Secondary School Placement.
Home Activities for Spring 2 and Summer 1

Your child can win a £10 National Book Token for each of their classmates – and surprise them all when schools reopen!

Encourage your children to create a fabulous National Book Token design while they're learning from home, and they could return to school with National Book Tokens for all! Whether it's the school crest doodled in ink, a pencil drawing of the entire class, or something completely different, the National Book Token company will choose one child's design to put on a National Book Tokens gift card every week for seven weeks.

When schools open up again, the young designer and their classmates will each receive a £10 National Book Token – emblazoned with the winning artwork – to inspire them to choose their next favourite book from their local bookshop.

The competition is open from Wednesday 6th May and the closing date for entries is Sunday 28th June 2020Go to https://www.nationalbooktokens.com/create-a-national-book-token-for-your-class to find out the details and print the template to be used.

Week beginning 20th July

English

Dear Year 5 & 6

You have worked hard over the last couple of months and we are very proud of all that you have achieved during this difficult time.  For the last 4 days you can choose which of the following ‘Wizardry’ activities to do. We are looking forward to welcoming the Year 5's back into school in September as our new Year 6’s. Over the summer holidays make sure you practise your spellings and times tables, but most of all create some very happy memories with your family!

Year 6 Maths

Y5 Maths

This week's maths work will be a review of the topics covered throughout the school year, along with some maths activities. These could be completed at any time over the Summer break to keep your brain active and help you to remember key mathematical skills for September.

Science

Week Beginning 13th July

English

 

This week you are going to be continuing with the theme of wizards! You will be looking at the 5 W’s in newspaper reports for the opening sentences, writing a potion poem and doing some amazing science potions!  

Year 6 Maths
Y5 Maths
Science
Week beginning 6th July

English

This week you are going to be continuing to look at persuasive phrases, you will be designing your own school and then writing an advert for it!

Year 6 Maths
Y5 Maths
Science
Week beginning 29th June
English
Year 6 Maths
Y5 Maths
Science
Week beginning 22nd June

English

This week you are continuing with the theme of wishing stories, and will end the week writing your own.

Year 6 Maths
Y5 Maths
Science
Week beginning 15th June

English

Over the next couple of weeks you are going to enjoy and explore wishing stories, leading to you writing your own next week. We are going to start with some poetry this week.

Year 6 Maths
Y5 Maths
Science
Week beginning 8th June

English

This week you are going to be continuing the work on the imaginary creature called the Rhiswanozebtah. You are going to be creating your own imaginary creature and then writing your  own ‘Research paper’ (non-chronological report). I've also included the answers below to last weeks comprehension.

Year 6 Maths
Y5 Maths
Science
Week beginning 1st June

English

This week you are going to be studying a research paper by an explorer who has discovered a rather strange creature! 

Year 6 Maths
Y5 Maths
Science

Week beginning 18th May 2020

English

This week you are going to plan and complete your portal story around the continuing theme of DOORS. A portal is a story which transports the characters into a magical world via a gate/wardrobe/magical tree or anything else the author might imagine (Biff and Chip Magic Key books are a typical portal story).

Year 6 Maths
Y5 Maths
Science
Week beginning 11th May 2020

English

Over the next 2 weeks, you are going to produce a portal story around the continuing theme of DOORS. A portal is a story which transports the characters into a magical world via a gate/wardrobe/magical tree or anything else the author might imagine.

This week you are going to be looking at sentence structures, vocabulary and punctuation use, and characterisation.

 

Maths
Yr 6 Maths
Y5 Maths
Science

VE Day (Victory in Europe Day) Activities for at home

(Friday 8th May)

 

Today would have been the May Bank Holiday date, so no work is going to be set for today. The date of the May Bank Holiday was changed from the usual Monday so people could commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe day), the end of the Second World War in Europe. We have therefore put together a list of activities and templates you and your family could use to celebrate VE day at home whilst in Lockdown.

Week beginning 4th May 2020

English

Doors - Poetry

Have you ever looked at a door and wondered what might be on the other side? Where may it lead? What may be hiding within? At first glance, a door is just a piece of wood, glass or metal that is opened and closed so that people can get in and out of a room, a vehicle or a space. But in the hands of a writer, a door represents a world of possibility, a world where things are not only hidden but often closed off and restricted. Together, through poetry, text games and narrative, we shall explore the potential that a door offers to you, the writer.

This week we are going to focus on poetry!

Maths
Year 5 Maths
Science
Week beginning 27th April 2020

English competition

Do you want to show off your short writing skills? If so, have a go at entering this competition! Closing date is on Wednesday. ONLY 50 WORDS on the theme of HOME. smiley 

Don't forget to email it to the organisers afterwards - all the details are on the attached sheet below. 

English

Finding Tale

This week you are going to be continuing the ‘finding’story called ‘The Game’.  You will be creating some sentences and phrases you can use in the story, then planning your story into a boxed-up plan and then finally writing and publishing your story. You will be brilliant authors by the end!!

Maths
Multiplication practice
Maths Year 5

Decimal numbers

A decimal is a way of writing a number that is not whole.

Decimal numbers are 'in between' numbers. For example, 10.4 is in between the numbers 10 and 11. It is more than 10, but less than 11.

Take care when reading the values of decimal numbers.

4.2 means 4 and 2 tenths.

4.20 means 4 and 2 tenths and 0 one-hundredths. The last zero does not need to be there.

4.02 means 4 and 0 tenths and 2 one-hundredths.

 

Control + click on the link below, or type it into your search bar, for video clips from BBC Bitesize about decimal numbers.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zsjqtfr/articles/zsbd7p3 

Science
Week beginning 20th April 2020

English

Finding Tale

Your next piece of English work is going to be to write a ‘finding’story called ‘The Game’. This week you are going to be getting to know the story and creating some sentences for your own version of the story.

Monday

Today you are going to find out about where the idea for the story comes from and read through the story, underlining  any words you find difficult to understand.

Tuesday

Today you are going to be looking at 3 words in the text and completing some activities around these. 

Wednesday

Today you are going to be writing about your likes, dislikes, what puzzled you and what surprised you about the story.

Thursday

Complete the comprehension questions about the story 'The Game'. I will post the answers next week.

Friday

Today you are going to be creating sentences which you will be using in your story. 

Maths
Year 6 Maths
Year 5 Maths
Year 5 additional activities
Science
Easter Holiday challenges and fun!

Week beginning 30th March 2020

 

English

Discussion texts

This week you are going to be analysing and then writing a discussion text.  A discussion text considers both sides of an argument, weighing up evidence or ideas and trying to come to some sort of reasoned conclusion. 

Monday

Read through the discussion text on ‘Should children be allowed to eat chocolate for breakfast?’ Make sure that you understand all of the vocabulary. 

 

Then create a ‘for’ and ‘against’ list for whether chocolate should be eaten for breakfast. I have attached a format to show you how to lay this out in your books (2 columns, each argument bullet-pointed).

Tuesday

On your copy of the discussion text ‘Should children be allowed to eat chocolate for breakfast?’, annotate (draw arrows and label) around the edge of it the different kinds of sentence structures and punctuation you can see. Then colour (by underlining) the vocabulary used in the text according to the vocabulary sheet I am attaching.

I have given your parents more information about this on their sheet if you are unsure about this. 

Wednesday

Today I would like you to start thinking about the discussion text you are going to write on

‘Should children be expected to do schoolwork during the Covid-19 school closure?’

Task 1: Role play (with someone else) being 2 people on a bus who have different  views on the subject, or you could be part of a TV discussion. One of you thinks children should be expected to do schoolwork (for) and the other thinks you shouldn’t (against) and you are discussing this.opinions on this. What arguments did you think of?

Task 2: Create a simple grid in your books showing arguments ‘for’ and ‘against’ whether schoolwork should be expected. You can use the same kind of format as you used on Monday for the chocolate discussion (2 columns, each argument bullet-pointed). You will need to think of about 5 arguments for each side.

Thursday

Today you are going to plan your discussion text today on

‘Should children be expected to do schoolwork during the Covid-19 school closure?’

You can use the 'boxed-up' planning grid or copy it out into your books. A discussion text is usually only 4 paragraphs:

  1. An introduction which states the topic being discussed and why this matters
  2. Key arguments for
  3. Key arguments against
  4. Conclusion – stating what the writer thinks is right and giving reasons for this.

Make sure you use the range of sentence structures and vocabulary looked at on Tuesday. 

Friday

Today you are writing your discussion text on

‘Should children be expected to do schoolwork during the Covid-19 school closure?’

It is important to expand the information on each point/argument and to also use a range of connectives etc. Also check you have included a range of punctuation and sentence structures and a good range of vocabulary for a discussion text. Use the 'Chocolate for breakfast?' text to help you structure your discussion.

I have included a checklist so you can check your work afterwards.

Maths
Year 6 Maths w/c 30.03.20
Science
Week beginning 23rd March 2020

English

Non-Chronological report about the Mayans.

Children have already researched the Mayans and then planned their non-chronological report on the Mayans into a 'boxed-up plan grid'. If your child has been absent, they will need to first research the Mayans and then complete the planning grid which I will attach.
 

Monday

Write the introduction to your non-chronological report and complete 2 subheading sections (paragraphs) about the Mayans. Look back at your planning sheet to help you with this. 

Tuesday

Please complete your non-chronological report. You will need to complete subheading sections 3 and 4. A paragraph should be 4-6 sentences long, but you can do more if you wish. Remember to look at the 'Writer's Toolkit' and the key vocabulary sheets to ensure you are using the correct vocabulary for a non-chronological report. 

 Wednesday 

Read back through your report on the Mayans. Check it makes sense to an adult and then use the 'Writer's Toolkit' to highlight your work in colours. For instance, the Generalisers = red, the Additional Connectives = Green etc.

Once you have done this, think about where you can improve your work.

Have you used all of the correct punctuation?

Have you used a range of punctuation, including parenthesis?

Are your sentence structures varied?

Have you used a relative clause?

Have you used the vocabulary listed?

Is there enough detail in every paragraph?

 

Thursday

Present your non-chronological report in a creative way. 

I have attached a sheet to show you some ideas other children have done when presenting their work. It is a good idea to use a double-page spread.

Friday

Read through the news article with the heading 'Scientists discover ancient Mayan city hidden under Guatemalan jungle'. Make sure you check any words you don't understand.

Answer the questions, referring to the text.

I will post the answers next week!

  

Maths
Year 6 Maths
Additional activities - An arithmetic and reasoning paper are included. They have been completed but contain errors. The children can check the answers and correct where necessary. The answers are included too so children can self-mark. To understand the methods that we use, you can access at the BBC Bitesize KS2 Maths website and this will support you. Thank-you.
Science

Year 6 only

Children should have now received information from the local authority about applications for secondary schools. If you haven't received this, please contact the local authority and ensure applications are completed by 31st October. Applications must be completed even if applying for your catchment school.

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