Year 6 Preview Learning Archive

12th October 2020

 

This week in English, we will be continuing our unit on biographies,

discovering the features of biographical texts

and researching unusual influential figures.

 

 

Our spellings for the week are compound adjectives with hyphens:

  • man-eating,
  • little-used,
  • rock-bottom,
  • wide-eyed,
  • pig-headed,
  • tight-fisted,
  • cold-hearted,
  • stone-faced,
  • green-eyed
  • short-tempered.

In grammar, we will be looking at linking ideas and cohesion. The term ‘cohesive devices’ refers to the conjunctions, connectives and pronouns used to link the parts of a piece of writing. Using the same verb tense throughout a text also offers ‘cohesion’. You may find it helpful to login to SPAG.com and attempt ‘Linking ideas and cohesion A and B.’ Alternatively, there is a helpful explanation on the following website: https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-are-cohesion-and-cohesive-devices-in-writing or in the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pt1q2RZ_n9Q

The comprehension text for this week will be: ‘The Problem with Plastic.’ Please support your child to complete the Word meaning, summary and language questions on pages 20-21 of their non-fiction comprehension workbook. We will then discuss the answers in class on Wednesday.

In maths, we will be returning to the concept of division. We will be using a written method of division to divide by two-digit numbers. We will also be consolidating the order of operations (BODMAS).

There is a helpful explanation on BBC bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z69k7ty/articles/z24ctv4

You can support your child’s learning by exploring relevant questions on pages 13, 14, 15 and 15 in their Maths Workbook. (They do not have to complete all of these, just select examples they wish to try.)

Many thanks for your continued support, Mrs Field.

 


Year 6 Preview Learning: 5th October 2020

This week in English, we will be beginning our unit on biographies, discovering the features of biographical texts and researching influential local figures.  

  • Our spellings for the week are hyphenated prefix words:
  • co-operate,
  • co-ordinate,
  • co-own,
  • co-author,
  • re-enter,
  • re-educate,
  • re-examine,
  • re-evaluate,
  • re-energise,
  • re-elect.

In grammar, we will be revising apostrophes for possession (with plurals) and contraction. You may find it helpful to login to SPAG.com and attempt ‘Apostrophes and plurals A and B’ or watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNFPnVz7JB4

The comprehension text for this week will be: ‘The Problem with Plastic.’ Please support your child to complete the inference questions Pages on pages 18-19 of their non-fiction comprehension workbook. We will then discuss the answers in class on Wednesday.

 

In maths, we will be revising multiplication.  We will be reminding ourselves of the terms: square numbers, cube numbers, factors, multiples and primes. We will also be consolidating formal long multiplication up to 4 digits by 2 digits. You can support your child’s learning by exploring relevant questions on pages 9, 10, 11 and 12 in their Maths Workbook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

You could also see BBC bitesize for a reminder, if needed: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4chnrd#:~:text=To%20do%20long%20multiplication%20you,together%20to%20get%20the%20answer.

 

Many thanks for your continued support, Mrs Field.

 


Year 6 Preview Learning: 28th September 2020

This week in English, we will be continuing our work on narratives with flashbacks by writing in response

to scenes from ‘Toy Story 2’ and ‘Up.’

We will also be publishing our favourite narrative so far into our Star Write books.

 

Our spellings for the week are changing –ent adjectives into –ence, -ency nouns: innocent, innocence, decent, decency, excellent, excellence, confident, confidence, existent, existence.

In grammar, we will be revising direct speech punctuation.

You may find it helpful to login to SPAG.com and attempt ‘Direct speech punctuation A and B.’

(Google is also always very useful for grammar definitions and reminders, as is: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/english/primary-grammar/grammar-year-6-age-10-11/.)

 

The comprehension text for this week will be: ‘The Problem with Plastic.’ Please support your child to complete the fact retrieval questions on pages 16-17 of their non-fiction comprehension workbook. We will then discuss the answers in class on Wednesday.

In maths, we will be revising column method for subtraction. Ask your child about ‘knocking on the door’ and ‘borrowing.’ They may need help with borrowing across zeros. Try the column method with numbers up to 7 digits and with decimal numbers.

You can support your child’s learning by exploring the relevant questions on pages 7 and 8 in their Maths Workbook.

 

Please can you also bring into school a plastic bottle (about 500ml) for us to use in our art work.  This bottle will be transformed into something exciting – so will not be able to be returned to you. Thank you! Here’s a clue!

 

 

 

 

Many thanks for your continued support, Mrs Field.


Year 6 Preview Learning: 21st September 2020

This week in English, we will be completing our narrative with a time slip or a flashback. We will then be editing our work against our toolkit.

We will also be introducing a new visual text, ‘The Piano’ by Aidan Gibbons.

Our spellings for the week turn –ant adjectives into –ancy/-ance nouns: observant, observance, expectant, expectancy, hesitant, hesitancy, tolerant, tolerance, relevant, relevance.
In grammar, we will be revising relative clauses. A relative clause can be used to give additional information about a noun. T

hey are introduced by a relative pronoun like ‘that’, ‘which’, ‘who’, ‘whose’, ‘where’ and ‘when’. For example: I won’t stand by the man who smells of slime. In this example, the relative clause is ‘who smells of slime’. It provides more information about the man. The relative pronoun, ‘who’, is used to connect these clauses in the sentence. You may find it helpful to login to SPAG.com and attempt ‘relative clauses,’ or look at BBC bitesize.
(https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/zsrt4qt)
(Google is also always very useful for grammar definitions and reminders, as is: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/english/primary-grammar/grammar-year-6-age-10-11/.)

The comprehension text for this week will once again be: ‘The Angel of the North.’ Please support your child to complete the word meaning questions, summary questions and prediction question on pages 10-11 of their non-fiction workbook. We will then discuss the answers in class on Wednesday.

In maths, we will be revising addition, using mental methods and consolidating the column method. You can support your child’s learning by exploring relevant questions on pages 5 and 6 in their Maths Workbook.

Many thanks for your continued support,
Mrs Field.


Year 6 Preview Learning: 14th September 2020

This week in English, we will be continuing our narrative with a time slip or a flashback. We will be editing for cohesion, clarity and extended punctuation.

Our spellings for the week are homophones: (words which sound the same or similar but are spelt differently): advice, advise, device, devise, licence, license, practice, practise, prophecy and prophesy. It will be useful to place these into a relevant sentence.

In grammar, we will be revising main and subordinate clauses. It may be helpful to login to SPAG.com and attempt ‘Subordinate clauses and conjunctions A.’ (Google is always very useful for grammar definitions and reminders, as is: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/english/primary-grammar/grammar-year-6-age-10-11/.)

The comprehension text for the week will be continuing: ‘The Angel of the North.’ Please support your child to complete the inference questions on pages 8-9 of their non-fiction workbook, we will then discuss the possible answers in class.

In maths, we will be continuing to round any whole number to a required degree of accuracy e.g. to the nearest 10, 100, 1000.

We will also explore the use of negative numbers in context, and calculate intervals across zero. You can support your child’s learning by exploring pages 1 and 2 in their Maths Workbook.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Mrs Field.

 


Year 6 Preview Learning: 7th September 2020

This week in English, we will be introducing a narrative with a time slip or a flashback. We will be creating a text map and discovering the key features and patterns of language in a ‘time slip’ text.

Our spellings for the week are ambitious synonyms: (adjectives with a similar meaning) aggressive, hostile, awkward, obstinate, desperate, frantic, disastrous, calamitous, marvellous and spectacular.

In grammar, we will be revising grammar vocabulary from previous years, classifying: nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, prepositions, determiners and articles. It may be helpful to login to SPAG.com and attempt Terminology Year 5 A and B. (Google is always very useful for definitions and reminders, as is: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/english/primary-grammar/grammar-year-6-age-10-11/.)

The comprehension text for the week will be: ‘The Angel of the North.’ Please support your child to complete fact retrieval questions on pages 6-7 of their non-fiction workbook, we will then discuss the possible answers in class.

In maths, we will be learning to: read, write, order and compare numbers up to 10 000 000 and determine the value of each digit.

We will also be beginning to round any whole number to a required degree of accuracy e.g. to the nearest 10, 100, 1000. You can support your child’s learning by looking at pages 1, 3 and 5 in their Maths Workbook.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Mrs Field.