Our School  »  School Closure Home Learning  »  Year 6

Hello Year 6!

If you have any other questions about the work set during school closure please contact, year6@stjosephscatholicprimary.org 
Over the half term holiday, respones to emails may take longer than the usual 24 hours. 

Hopefully you've seen our videos from all the staff and the children of the St. Joseph's community. Head back to the main Home Learning page or click here to see them.

We hope you have a lovely half term break, 

Mr Shuttleworth & Mrs Fearnside 

Half Term 

Monday 25th May - Friday 5th June

Enjoy the half term break Year 6. Remember to rest, enjoy some of the sunshine and spend time with your family. We have planned lots of fun activities for you to complete. Remember to get an adult to send any photos of what what've been up to! year6@stjosephscatholicprimary.org

Good Work!

Thank you to Shivank, Sara, Anshu, Nahor & Tyler for sending us some photos of the work they have been doing at home! It is great to see how hard you have been working!! If you would like to see your own work here, get an adult to email us a photograph to the Year 6 email address.

Monday 18th May - Friday 22nd May
The Feast of the Ascension

A reminder that Thursday 21st May is the celebration of the Feast of the Ascension, the commemoration of the bodily ascension of Jesus into Heaven. Whilst you cannot attend mass at this time, you can watch the Leeds Cathedral masses live on Youtube.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-xVdN6rMCG0sSgxk8Rulow

Thought for Ascension Thursday
Maths

Please find attached five activities (one per day) for you to do, teacher notes to help parents are provided.

Science & PE

Science this week looks at the effects of exercise and rest on the pulse rate. You will need to choose four different exercises you have been doing recently in your PE session for the investigation.

History

This week's History looks at the Anglo-Saxon settlement on the island of Lindisfarne and the Viking raids that took place there.

RE

This week's RE looks at two more of Jesus' parables - The Lost Sheep and The Lost Coin. These parables teach us of our own importance to God, and how everyone is invited to be part of God's Kingdom.

PSHE

A revision of a PSHE topic we looked at in detail in Autumn. Obviously, drugs, alcohol and smoking can have an enormous impact on human bodies. Design a poster that will clearly explain the effects of either alcohol or smoking on the body. Think what you now know about The Respiratory System. Make sure your ideas are clear.

Monday 11th May - Friday 15th May
English

Please find attached five activities (one per day) for you to do, teacher notes to help parents are provided.

Maths

Please find attached five activities (one per day) for you to do, teacher notes to help parents are provided.

Science

This week's Science looks at the function of the blood vessels and the purpose of the alveoli!

History

In this week's History lesson, you'll look at life in Anglo-Saxon villages and see if you can spot Anglo-Saxon place names.

Geography

Go on Google Earth and complete the task cards. Have fun finding your house, our school and famous landmarks from around the world.

PE

Create your own indoor routine!
  • Pick any six of these exercises. If you're not sure how to do one of these exercises, just use Youtube to show you.
  • Do one exercise ten times then change exercise.
  • Once you get to the end you should be pretty tired.
  • Take a minute to drink some water, then do it again.
  • Try to do a full round of exercises, five times.
1. Mountain Climbers - Get into a push-up position and then alternate bringing your knee to your elbow.  The idea is to move fast and work up a sweat!

2. Bear Crawls - Palms and feet flat on the floor, arch your back so that you look like a mother bear. Try walk across the room and back. 

3. Star Jumps - Stand tall and then explosively jump into the air, expanding your legs and your arms so that you look like a large “X” in the air. 

4. Push Ups - Straightforward and to the point. Just be sure your hands are in line with your chest, your back is flat and your bum isn’t arched in the air. 

5. Sit Ups - Feel free to tuck your toes under the sofa or coffee table if you need a bit of support, or, ask your parents to hold your feet and vice versa. 

6. Burpees - Start with a jump up, then drop to a plank, add a push-up, and then jump back up. It should be one fluid motion and try to not pause between repetitions. Make it a bit easier by opting out of the push up if you need to.

7. Squats - To do this one, stand with your feet shoulder’s width apart, and do deep knee bends. Make sure keep your knees behind your toes and your arms out straight.

8. Leg Raises - Lay on your side or on your back and with lift your legs without bending at the knee. Try to hold at the top. This works your lower abdominals, but be careful to not let your lower back arch.

9. Lunges - Step forward and bend your front knee to a 90-degree angle. The goal is to have your back knee touch the ground without letting your front knee extend past your toes. 

10. Planks - Elbows on the floor and balanced on your tiptoes, go eye-to-eye with your parents and see who can last the longest. 30 seconds is considered the gold standard. 

11. Jumping Jacks - You all know how to do this!

12. Butterfly Kicks - Lay flat on your back, and extend your legs straight out. Imagine a swimmer, and begin to flutter kick your legs without bending at the knee. Start with your feet high off of the floor, as the move gets more difficult the closer the action is to the floor.

Computing

Go to the 'hour of code' and practise your coding skills through a number of fun games.
https://hourofcode.com/uk/learn
Monday 4th May - Friday 8th May
English

Please find attached five activities (one per day) for you to do, teacher notes to help parents are provided.

Maths

Please find attached 5 lessons for this week's focus on area and volume.

VE Day & May Day

It is a special week this week! On 8th May it is 75 years since the end of World War 2 in Europe - known as VE Day! The 1st May was also May Day, which is normally a Bank Holiday and was originally an ancient festival to celebrate Spring!

Music

This week for Music, think about these three songs. All three were popular wartime songs and designed to cheer people up!

1. Have a go at learning the words to one or more of them.
2. Can you think why they were popular? 
3. Can you identify any of the instruments being used? 
4. Reserach Vera Lynn (a famous singer during the war) to see why she was so popular and what impact she had!

Roll Out The Barrell - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMAQln0eLJY
White Cliffs of Dover - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89487uG13Ro
Run Rabbit, Run! Run! Run! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uWL1O9r_mI
We'll Meet Again - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJKMji2688M
History

This week's History includes information about how Anglo-Saxons lived and some Anglo-Saxon games for you to play at home! Could you make up your own games too? Send a picture of yourself with it and we'll show it on the Year 6 page!

Monday 27th April - Friday 1st May
English

Day 1 – Learn subjunctive, practise in sentences and extended writing. Day 2 – Revisit subjunctive, practise identifying and using in extended writing. Day 3 – Read a poem, learn by heart and write additional verses. Day 4 – Read a poem, learn about performance and prepare a performance. Day 5 – Read two poems, answer questions and write a recommendation.

Maths 
Please click the link below to redirect you to the White Rose Maths webpage  - please complete SUMMER TERM - WEEK 1. On here, there are four lessons and a special Friday Maths Challenge. Each lesson comprises of a video teaching the skill, an acitivity sheet and an answer sheet.  

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
  • Day One - Vertically Opposite Angles
  • Day Two -  Angles in a triangle 
  • Day Three - Angles in a triangle - special cases
  • Day Four - Angles in a triangle - missing angles
  • Day Five - Friday Maths Challenge

It is also vitally important that whilst at home you are continuing to practice times tables, increasing the speed at which you can recall times table facts.
Times Table Rockstars is the perfect way to do this and is an acitivity that should be completed each day
History

Two sessions this week for your Anglo-Saxon and Vikings topic. Firstly, looking at where Angles, Saxon and Jutes came from across Europe , then a focus in how Anglo-Saxons ruled England with a specific focus on King Alfred the Great!

Science

Continuing our topic on Animals including Human, this week we look at the circulatory system and how the heart works.

P.E
Watch the short video of an at home circuit session and give it a go! Extend yourself by adding your own moves. Still not tired? Repeat the circuit three times!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9Yd9eV3RqQ
RE

This week's RE lesson focuses on some of the parables Jesus told us. You will know many parables but can you explain the important message behind them? Read through the PowerPoint and have a go at writing your own parable with everyday objects...but remember it must have a moral or spiritual meaning!

Singing
Charlotte, from the Leeds Diocesan Singing Programme, takes us through some brilliant warm-ups, an Easter alleluia, the fantastic gospel medley, and a joyful song from Eswatini - Sizohamba naye! Join in and learn about your voice from an expert teacher.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VnGYKHVPyI
Monday 20th April - Friday 24th April
English

This week's English work is based on Alfred Noyes' classic, narrative poem - THE HIGHWAYMAN. The story of an unnamed 18th Century highwayman who is in love with Bess, the landlord's daughter. But all does not end happily ever after...

Maths 
Please click the link below to redirect you to the White Rose Maths webpage  - please complete WEEK 2. On here, there are five lessons. Each lesson comprises of a video teaching the skill, an acitivity sheet and an answer sheet.  

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
  • Day One - Calculating Scale Factors
  • Day Two - Ratio and Proportion Problems
  • Day Three - Measure with a protractor
  • Day Four - Introduce angles
  • Day Five - Calculate angles

It is also vitally important that whilst at home you are continuing to practice times tables, increasing the speed at which you can recall times table facts.
Times Table Rockstars is the perfect way to do this and is an acitivity that should be completed each day.
British Heritage

EXTEND YOUR GENERAL KNOWLEDGE Did you know that this week that as part of our British Heritage/History there are two special people to remember? Surprisingly, they share the same day! April 23rd is St George’s Day and the anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birthday and death (he was born and died on the same day!!). Look through the powerpoint ‘All About St George’ and read in full ‘The story of George and the Dragon’ retold by Roger Hurn. Complete the word search on St. George. Research: Can you name the patron saints of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Poland, Lithuania, India, Brazil, Kenya, Tanzania? Read through the powerpoint on William Shakespeare How many of Shakespeare’s plays can you name? (I think you can name at least one!!)

History

This week's History lesson looks at the Vikings, including where they came from and how they fit into British History.

Art

This week's art looks at the traditional Scottish patterns of tartan. There is a short powerpoint with some background information and some sheets to help you design your own pattern. Remember if you can't print the pages then it doesn't matter, just draw your own on a piece of paper!

Science

We begin our 'Animals including Humans' science topic this half term. The first lesson is all about naming and understanding the roles of the main parts of the CIRCULATORY SYSTEM.

P.E

Remember to keep going with your fitness routines and keep joining in with Joe Wicks if you need some extra ideas!

Something a bit different to try this week is...YOGA, 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X655B4ISakg
 
EASTER HOLIDAYS 

Friday 10th April - Monday 20th April

 

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a very Happy Easter. For the Easter holidays, I have suggested some activities that can either be completed independently by the children or as a family.

Monday 6th April - Thursday 9th April 
Maths 
Please click the link below to redirect you to the White Rose Maths webpage. On here, there are five lessons. Each lesson comprises of a video teaching the skill, an acitivity sheet and an answer sheet.  

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
  • Day One - Using ratio language 
  • Day Two - Ratio and fractions
  • Day Three - Introducing the ratio symbol
  • Day Four - Calculating ratio
  • Day Five - Using scale factors

It is also vitally important that whilst at home you are continuing to practice times tables, increasing the speed at which you can recall times table facts.
Times Table Rockstars is the perfect way to do this and is an acitivity that should be completed each day.
English

Below are daily English lessons for you to complete at home. There is a mixture of reading comprehension, grammar and writing tasks. This week's work is also based on Harry Potter.

RE

This week's RE focuses on 'The Kingdom of God' and the values by which we live.

Geography

This week's Geography lesson focuses on the deforestation of Brazil and impacts this has on the environment and animals living in that habitat. Mrs Hilton has also provided lots of other activities for you to complete!

Music 

The Diocesan Choral Singing programme, which the children have accessed Miss Haigh whislt in KS2, has put together some short Youtube clips the children could join in from home.

Enjoy! 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtNm5LriOA7nlXvnKuX_-PA/videos
PE

Create your own indoor routine!
  • Pick any six of these exercises. If you're not sure how to do one of these exercises, just use Youtube to show you.
  • Do one exercise ten times then change exercise.
  • Once you get to the end you should be pretty tired.
  • Take a minute to drink some water, then do it again.
  • Try to do a full round of exercises, five times.
1. Mountain Climbers - Get into a push-up position and then alternate bringing your knee to your elbow.  The idea is to move fast and work up a sweat!

2. Bear Crawls - Palms and feet flat on the floor, arch your back so that you look like a mother bear. Try walk across the room and back. 

3. Star Jumps - Stand tall and then explosively jump into the air, expanding your legs and your arms so that you look like a large “X” in the air. 

4. Push Ups - Straightforward and to the point. Just be sure your hands are in line with your chest, your back is flat and your bum isn’t arched in the air. 

5. Sit Ups - Feel free to tuck your toes under the sofa or coffee table if you need a bit of support, or, ask your parents to hold your feet and vice versa. 

6. Burpees - Start with a jump up, then drop to a plank, add a push-up, and then jump back up. It should be one fluid motion and try to not pause between repetitions. Make it a bit easier by opting out of the push up if you need to.

7. Squats - To do this one, stand with your feet shoulder’s width apart, and do deep knee bends. Make sure keep your knees behind your toes and your arms out straight.

8. Leg Raises - Lay on your side or on your back and with lift your legs without bending at the knee. Try to hold at the top. This works your lower abdominals, but be careful to not let your lower back arch.

9. Lunges - Step forward and bend your front knee to a 90-degree angle. The goal is to have your back knee touch the ground without letting your front knee extend past your toes. 

10. Planks - Elbows on the floor and balanced on your tiptoes, go eye-to-eye with your parents and see who can last the longest. 30 seconds is considered the gold standard. 

11. Jumping Jacks - You all know how to do this!

12. Butterfly Kicks - Lay flat on your back, and extend your legs straight out. Imagine a swimmer, and begin to flutter kick your legs without bending at the knee. Start with your feet high off of the floor, as the move gets more difficult the closer the action is to the floor.

Monday 30th March - Friday 3rd April 
 
Maths

Below are daily Maths lessons for you to complete at home. Each day has a focus and this week we are concentrating on addition and subtraction (including decimals). There are starters to get your brain going; practice tasks and reasoning problems for you to tackle each day. If you are finding any of the Maths too tricky, remember to try your best and move on. You can always come back to a question later or ask an adult to help you!

English

Below are daily English lessons for you to complete at home. There is a mixture of reading comprehension, grammar and writing tasks. This week's work is based on Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, which I also learnt about whilst I was in primary school! That is how old the book is!!

RE

This week's RE focuses on the action of Catholics throughout lent. Page 1 asks you to consider the thoughts and actions of key figures in the Easter story and how they differ from one another. On page 2 explain why Catholics do certain things during Lent and add your own ideas in the empty boxes. The final page asks you the more open question: how does the story of Jesus washing the disciples feet still teach Catholics today?

Geography

This week's Geography lesson from Mrs Hilton is all about urbanisation in Brazil. You will be looking at the pull and push factors of rural Caatinga and the busy capital city of Brasilia.

Science

Classifying Organisms - We have looked at lots of animals this half term in our Science topic. This week, research one of the habitats listed and research as many animals which live in that area. You should be able to classify those animals based on their characteristics. For example, an animals with fur is a mammal.

PE – 30 MINUTES OF DAILY ACTIVITY

You all love PE at school, but realistically you can’t play hockey or bench ball at home!

Despite this, it is still important, especially when we need all need to stay at home, that we remain as physically active as possible.

Each morning at 9am, Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) is live streaming a workout for all the children at home! You need a good bit of room to do the exercises, so please be careful you don’t run into anything!

You could also try and encourage your parents to join in with you. I know how difficult it is because I did it yesterday and my legs are still hurting!!

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/videos

 

Dance

If you’re fancying something a little different, Oti Mabuse from BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing is uploading regular ‘Kid’s Dance Classes’ to her Youtube channel. So far there are dances inspired by Rock’n’Roll and the films Shrek and Trolls!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC58aowNEXHHnflR_5YTtP4g

 

Music

Myleene Klass will be uploading music lessons to her Youtube channel throughout the weeks, teaching the basics of rhythm; how to read music and the difference between major and minor. Don’t worry – you don’t need a piano at home to join in!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ

 

Art

Cartoons! These tutorials by Steve Harpster will teach you how to draw a variety of cartoons. You could then use these cartoons to develop a comic strip or base a story on them. I know how artistic many of you are and I’m sure your range of felt tip pens will come in very handy!

https://www.youtube.com/user/tgif38/videos

 

Monday 23rd March - Friday 27th March 
Tuesday 24th March 
To the children and parents of Year 6, 

First of all, I hope that you and all your families are safe and well at this challenging time.
I will be uploading work to this area of the website on a weekly basis. Some parts of the work may take you longer than others, so do not feel like you have to sit and complete it all at once! In fact, breaking it up into smaller chunks is a good way of learning. I know you may finds some tasks challenging, so just do the best you can - no one can ask for more! 
You may find it easier to print the work, but you absolutely do not need to. You can complete it on paper, as we usually would in class. Last week, you were given a pack of comprehension and maths work, as well as a list of more creative tasks. I hope you have managed to complete some of the tasks. I have uploaded the task sheet along with this message, just in case you have lost it!

Stay safe, and I look forward to seeing you all again soon, 

Mr Shuttleworth