Year 6 – Monday 23rd March

Year 6  – English     

I know that SATs aren’t going to happen (don’t be too sad about that!) but we’re going to keep on getting ready for them as if they were happening. We want you to be as ready for Hope or LMS as you can be so let’s give it everything we’ve got.

Turn to page 2 in the Purple Book (Key Stage 2 English – SATS Revision Book). We going to look at all the different types of questions that can be asked in Reading tests and we’re starting today with questions about the meaning of words.

Read and understand page 2 very carefully. Read all of it, don’t miss any boxes out.

Then turn to page 1 in the white book (Key Stage 2 English – SATS Question Book) and practise what you have learnt. Read the extract and then answer the Word Meaning questions. Keep it neat and write the date at the top of the page.

Now we’ll do a quick bit of SPAG and we’ll start by revising the Word Classes. Today it’s nouns. Read p20 in the purple book very carefully and then answer the questions on p22.

The answers to this book are in the back, so please be honest and don’t cheat. If you want to cut out the answers and keep them somewhere else, that is fine. Please mark both pieces of work (with a green pen, pencil or felt tip). I will collect the scores in when we have moved into the Google Classroom.

Year 6 – Maths

Turn to Unit 11- Lesson 7 in your Power Maths Textbook.

We’re carrying on with learning about the area of a triangle. Think about what we have learnt already (look back to remember). Remember to try and work out the Discover section first and then carefully read the Share section which shows you have to solve the problem.

Remember that Sparks the cat is usually helpful!

The work through the Think Together section – maybe use your jotter if you want to, but you don’t have to write everything down as long as you understand what you’re doing. Keep listening to Sparks the cat!

When you’ve worked through the 4 questions, complete the lesson (starting on p135) in your Practise Book. Complete the challenge and reflection as well. Please add today’s date and underline it as usual.

We’ll mark the lesson tomorrow, so please find a green pen, pencil or felt tip before tomorrow’s lesson.

Darwin’s Delights

During our topic we have learnt about how natural selection means that, over time, species have evolved to suit their changing environments. Sadly, sometimes environments change so quickly that the species do not have the time to adapt.

Use websites to identify and list animal species that are at risk of extinction. Choose three animals from the list, including one each from the UK, a European region and North or South America. Find out what factors are endangering these species, such as human activity, habitat or climate change. Create a poster to inform others about the factors that are endangering the three species. Write captions that explain the importance of the species to the world as a whole.

Note: The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) website has a species directory that lists the conservation status of each animal. Even before humans were a factor, endangerment and extinction was caused by natural factors, including overspecialisation, competition, sudden climatic change and catastrophic events like volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.