Year 6 – Tuesday 24th March

English

We’ll start with a bit of reading like yesterday. Today we’ll look at a different type of question, which involving retrieving information from a text.

Read page 3 of the purple book very carefully and then read the text and complete the questions on pages 2 and 3 of the SATS question book.

For SPAG, we’re carrying on with word types and today it’s verbs. Read page 21 in the purple book and then complete the questions on p23 of the SATS question book.

I’d also like you to do me a bit of writing, so please send me a letter telling me how you’re feeling about this new way of working. What’s the same and what’s different? What makes it more difficult or easier? Let me know what your new office is like? What can I do to help you?

Maths

Let’s mark yesterday’s work first! Get yourself a different coloured pen or pencil and use the following answers to mark your work.

If you got any bits wrong, work through those questions again and try and work out why you made the mistakes. Correct your mistakes.

Today we’re using what we’ve learnt about area to solve some problems. Turn to lesson 8 of unit 11 and read the Discover section (I think Holly looks good in wellies.) Try and solve it before carefully reading the share section.it takes a lot of thinking about so listen to Ash for advice!

Work through the Think Together, it’s all remembering that you can easily work out the area of any triangle, rectangle or parallelogram.

When you’ve got through it turn to p138 and complete the day’s lesson in the practise book.

Darwin’s Delights

We’ve learnt about natural selection and how natural changes to the environment force species to adapt. But today we’re thinking about artificial selection (known as selective breeding). Humans have created new breeds of dogs, sheep and cows as well as plants of every colour that you could dream of and wheat that is resistant to pests and produces more grain than it used to.

Look at and read this presentation and answer the questions in it.

Click here to download the presentation

Look at these images of mixed-breed dogs to see which features they have inherited from their ‘parent’ dogs. Investigate puggles, schnoodles, chuskys, labradoodles, cockerpoos and dorgis! Can you draw their family trees?

Images of mixed-breed dogs

Imagine that you were creating a new species of dog. What features would you mix and what would it create? Draw it and label its characteristics.