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Week 3 - 4.5.20


Following feedback from parents, I have organised this week's learning over four days leading up to the bank holiday. Please complete as much as you can ready to continue this learning when we are (hopefully) back at school soon. 



Spelling- This week we are investigating words that end in -ance/-ancy/-ence and -ency. I would like you to start by hunting for words that have these endings by looking in your reading book, dictionaries or online. How many can you find? Do you notice any patterns and rules that help you to know which ending to use? 


Grammar- Write some of the words you have found in your spelling hunt into sentences. Label the ance/ence words to show whether they are nouns (naming words) or adjectives (describing words). 


Reading- You should be continuing to read daily as this will really help you as a learner when you move to high school.... books can also take you on amazing adventures that you will still remember when you are an adult. Write a book review for an adventure story that you have been reading and then share it with a family member or friend to see if they are interested in reading the same book.


Writing- If you haven't already, finish your plan for an adventure story from last week. Talk through your plan with someone at home to make sure that you are clear about how the story will work. You could try acting out the story too using members of your family to play the parts of the main characters. 



Spelling- Read the information on this webpage to help you to begin to understand the rules for using ance/ancy/ence and ency endings. 


Grammar- Research the different types of nouns that we find in the English language. Write a definition and example for each type of noun. 


Reading- Reread Chapters 1 and 2 of Kensuke's Kingdom to help you get ideas for the opening to your adventure story. How does the opening paragraph help to 'hook' the reader into this novel? How can you do the same? 


Writing- Write the opening to your story using Chapters 1 and 2 from Kensuke's Kingdom to help you. Your opening should introduce the main character and their family.... remember to help the reader to get to know them by including what their life is like before it changes. It should then lead into a problem or event that leads to the main character beginning an exciting journey or voyage. Like Kensuke Kingdom, your adventure story needs to be written in the first person as if you are the main character. 



Spelling- Create a table that shows why the ance and ence endings are used for certain words. Put some of the words you found on DAY 1 into your table (see example table below).


Grammar- Read the information on the PowerPoint below to help you revise abstract nouns.


Reading- Read Chapter 3- 'Gibbons and Ghosts'. This is where the action takes place and a disaster for Michael means that his true adventure begins. Answer the reading comprehension questions about this chapter using the worksheet below. 


Writing- Keep writing the opening to your adventure story. Ask a family member to help you edit the story for spelling and grammar errors. If appropriate, try to include a few of the words from our spelling work this week. 



Spelling- Test your knowledge of this weeks words by completing the worksheet below. 


Grammar- Now use the worksheet to help you create places on an imaginary island with place names that use abstract nouns- this work might help you get some ideas for an island that could feature in your adventure story as it progresses. 


Reading- In Gibbons and Ghosts Morpurgo uses a technique called pathetic fallacy. This is a literary device in which human emotions are attributed to aspects of nature, such as the weather. For instance, the weather can be used to reflect a person's mood, with dark clouds or rain present in a scene involving sorrow. See if you can identify how Michael's changing mood is reflected by the weather and his surroundings. 

Writing- It is now time to introduce some action and drama to your adventure story. What will the dramatic event be in your story? How will you, as the main character, quickly change your emotions and between hope and despair. Can you use pathetic fallacy in your own writing? Make sure you also use other descriptive devices (similes, metaphors, personification, five senses, amazing adjectives) to help the reader picture the setting. 





Abstract Nouns PowerPoint

Abstract Nouns Worksheet

Chapter 3 Reading Comprehension Questions


This week our mathematics is revision of fractions.

Please visit 'White Rose' Home Learning year 6 summer term week 3.

DAY 1 - simplify fractions (see 2 docs simplifying fractions 2 & simplifying fractions 3)

DAY 2 - compare and order fractions (see docs order 3 fractions)

DAY 3 - Add & Subtract fractions (adding unlike fractions 2 / subtract fractions 2)

DAY 4 - mixed addition and subtraction (adding mixed nos / subtraction mixed nos 2)


Please watch the videos and then access the attached documents. Please also see the answer sheets.

Extension tasks: Light Blue/Dark Blue & forgot the numbers 



At the end of the lesson children should be able to:
•    Identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system
•    Describe the function of the heart, the blood vessels and the blood.


Find out how the circulatory system  Watch: and

•    Draw a diagram of the circulatory system (see the circulatory system doc for some help) label the parts.
•    Answer the following questions: 
1.    What does the heart do?
2.    What do the blood vessels do?
3.    What does the blood do?

The heart is a central part of the circulatory system. The heart is a muscle which beats continually, even when you are asleep, the heart pumps the blood around the body and it is the red blood cells that carry and deliver the oxygen and nutrients.
Note for parents: The following video shows the heart beating it is fairly graphic and you may wish to view it before deciding to show it to the children.  

  • Make you own heart – print off the document the heart, instructions are included however you may need some glue or sellotape.


At the end of this lesson the children should be able to: Locate the highest peaks in each of the 4 countries of the United Kingdom

•    Plot the highest peaks of the UK on the map (see docs) – Ben Nevis highest peak in the Cairngorms/ Scafell Pike in the southern fells/Snowdon/ Slieve Donard highest peak in the Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland.

•    Plot some of the main mountain ranges of the world – use the world map (see docs)

Use this website to help you.


Extension Task: crossword.

Extension Task: other mountain ranges in the UK

Extension Task Find out which are the 5 highest mountains in the world, how high are they? Put them in order highest to smallest. 


En Ville - in the town


Please see Mrs O'dells recipe of the week in the file called Mrs O'dell's challenges

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