Kingfisher Home Learning

17.9.20 

Home learning 

For your home learning this week, you will use your new CGP books! Please complete pages 13 and 14 of your maths books and page 7 of the SP&G books. In addition, please continue to practise your times tables and spellings on TTRS and Spelling Frame. 

Home learning is always due on Wednesday. Have fun! 

Ms Trew 

 

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10.09.20

Home Learning

For your first home learning task in Year 6, I would like you to research Treacher-Collins syndrome, which is the condition suffered by the main narrator of Wonder.

You need to collect at least five facts: how the condition affects people; how common it is; symptoms etc…

Please present the work neatly and clearly!

I would also like you to have a play with our new Times Table Rock Stars (TTRS) and Spelling Frame online games.

 

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth

https://spellingframe.co.uk/

Ms Trew

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Week 7 Home Learning

Friday 10th July

Dear Parents,

Here is the (final) link for next week’s work.

Many thanks,

Charlotte Trew

 

Week 4 Home Learning

Dear Parents,

please click on the link for Week 4 work. The English unit will take approximately 2 weeks to complete so there is no need to rush through it.

Many thanks,

Charlotte Trew

 

 

Week 3 Home Learning

Dear Parents,

Please click on the link below to access the work.

Many thanks,

Charlotte Trew

 

 

 

Week 2 Home learning

Dear Parents,

Please click on the link below to access the work. As always, do not feel that you have to print out every activity sheet that is given. The children will benefit from seeing templates suggested but will likely prefer to present their work in the way they choose!

Many thanks,

Charlotte Trew

 

 

 

Week 1 Home learning

June 1st 2020

Dear Kingfisher class parents,

Please follow the link below to access the home learning for this week. If you have any trouble, please email me at ctrew@yetminster.dorset.sch.uk.

Hopefully this will be a nicer way to view the documents and you should see the work organised into folders. I have included a ‘transition’ activitiy, and will do this each week as a way of preparing the children for secondary school work. I have also included a PSHE activity which is based around the film ‘Inside out’. If you haven’t watched the film yet, it is a great film for recognising, and coping with, emotions.

Thank you for the photo and ’20 years time’ emails – these have been so lovely to receive and this is the final call for those that have not yet sent them out.

Many thanks for all your continued support and enthusiasm.

Charlotte Trew

 

 

Work for week beginning Monday 18th May 2020 

Please keep sending me your work and I hope you have been enjoying seeing it on the Kingfisher class page!

Please see the email recently sent containing work for this week.

 

 


Work for week beginning Monday 11th May 2020

Dear Kingfisher class and parents,

The maths focus this week is measurement (converting units) and the lesson outlines are below. I would like you to use your maths study guides to help you with the work when you need it (go to measure – units). I have also attached a measurement knowledge organiser which should be very helpful as well as the videos below. If you are feeling really keen you might like to have a go at pages 78 -81 in your target maths books but remember this is optional!

Have fun and keep safe. I am putting work that I have been sent on our class page – not the home learning one -so you can all see what everyone has been up to. I miss my lovely class!

Ms Trew

Lesson 1 – Metric measure

This is a helpful video:

Math Antics – Intro to the Metric System

Learn More at mathantics.com Visit http://www.mathantics.com for more Free math videos and additional subscription based content!

www.youtube.com
Lesson 2 – Convert metric measures 

This is a helpful video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=229&v=NcspE6KarQA&feature=emb_title 

Lesson 3 – Calculate with metric measurement 

Lesson 4 – Miles and kilometres

Lesson 5 – Imperial measures 

 

Week beginning Monday 4th May 2020

I hope you are all getting on ok with the activities at home. Please send me pieces of work you are proud of (I love to see them) and It would be great to start uploading these on the kingfisher page so that you can all view them!

Maths this week:

Please go to the White rose link you have been using and begin Summer Term – Week 2. The first lesson is ‘Lesson 1 – Angles in special quadrilaterals’.

Don’t forget to use your study guides if you are really stuck!

Ms Trew

Week beginning Monday  27th April 2020

Maths this week:

Please go to the White rose link you have been using and begin Summer Term – Week 1. The first lesson is ‘Vertically opposite angles’.

Good luck Kingfisher class!

Ms Trew

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

 

 

Summer term 

April 20th 2020

Kingfisher class Home learning

 

Dear Kingfisher class,

 

I hope you are all well and have been enjoying the sunshine over the last few weeks. I am really missing you all but I am glad you are all safe at home.

I have been thinking long and hard about a topic for you to delve into whilst learning at home. Something that would be interesting but relevant and the idea sprang to mind whilst loudly clapping for our amazing NHS and keyworkers on a Thursday evening: Heroes and heroines! There are a lot of wonderful people in the world, our country and our own community and this would be an excellent time for us to really think about them within our own learning.

Below is a menu of tasks that should provide at least 4 weeks of learning for you – some activities will take you a few days. There is no set order but I want you to really put all your effort into them and discover as much as you can. The tasks are cross curricular and include lots of English activities.  I have also included a lovely Pie Corbett activity booklet with 10 tasks. The booklet is based around the theme of doors. Doors open a world of possibility and you will work towards writing your own engaging portal story.

To view the Pie Corbett activity books please click on the links below.

https://www.talk4writing.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Y6-Unit.pdf

https://www.talk4writing.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Y678-Units.pdf

The second link is geared towards confident Y6s, Y7 and 8 pupils and I think many of you will find this just about right however I will let you choose! As an extra task, you could research artists who have included doors in their work and create your own.

Maths

I would like you to visit the White Rose website (link below).

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

The website provides a short teaching video which explains the mathematical skills and concepts very nicely and it should look very familiar as we follow this scheme at school. Next, there is an activity to complete and the answers for you to check afterwards.

Please complete the last lesson in the ratio section (scale factors) under Week 1.

Then please move onto Week 2. The first lesson is ‘Calculating scale factors’.

As we have only just started, we will move onto Summer – week 1 next week. I will update the activities each week.

If you would like to continue using your target maths books and English books for extra practise, then please do. Please also refer to your study guides.

Have fun with the activities and perhaps send me your proudest piece as I would love to see them! Remember to try your best!

Ms Trew

 

Heroes and Heroines – your takeaway menu of tasks!

Specials

–          Suggested famous heroes to choose from:

–          Martin Luther King

–          Florence Nightingale or Mary Seacole

–          Neil Armstrong

–          Malala Yousafzai

–          Mother Teresa

–          ●●●

–          Starters –

–          Quality street

 

Decide on your top 3 heroes (from the specials) and list/describe the attributes and qualities those people have – what character traits helped them achieve what they did?  Make a word cloud on your computer or a poster to display these qualities. Are there certain characteristics all heroes have? Do some adjectives appear frequently or are they all totally different?

1.99

 

Destination delicious

Choose a hero. Find out where they live/lived. Write an information page about that country focusing on the climate, human and physical features and geography of the area.

1.99

 

SPAGhetti

Write five questions that could go on a spelling, punctuation and grammar test – use your hero in each sentence if you can!

1.99

–          ●●●


Main Courses

Picture the scene.

Pick a key moment from a famous hero’s life and write that scene as a piece of creative writing. Imagine who else was there and what people might have said to each other. Or perhaps you might want to write down the hero’s thoughts and feelings.

8.99

A Hero’s Poem

Write a poem about a hero and include what they did (or do) and their major achievements. You might like to include the struggles that they overcame or the way they changed lives.

4.99

 

‘Delicious discovery’

Research the famous heroes in the ‘specials’ section. Find out what they did and when. Choose your favourite hero and write a mini biography about them.

9.99

Millionaire cheesecake

Research Major Tom Moore,  a 99-year-old veteran who has raised over £16 million for the NHS by walking 100 lengths of his garden. Write your own newspaper report about either this event or an equally heart-warming story that has occurred during recent times.

https://www.itv.com/news/2020-04-16/captain-tom-moore-99-passes-12m-in-nhs-fundraising-bid/

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–          Desserts –

Rosette Roulade

Find out how people’s acts of heroism have been acknowledged by others. Make a rosette for a real life hero. This could be made with ribbon, fabric or cardboard! It needs to be special and a way of showing your appreciation. Keep hold of this as you can present your rosette to your hero when life return to normal.

0.99

 

Sacrifice sundae

Find some remarkable stories about real life heroes who are making a sacrifice to help others. Can you think about the people in your own lives who are making sacrifices during this period? Could you write to somebody who you think deserves a big thank you? It may be someone in your own home or community. Perhaps you could find out the email addresses of special people who you want to thank and write to them. (Please get your parent’s permission to do this)

2.99

Pen and Ink

Draw a scene from your chosen hero’s life or a portrait of your hero. You can do this in any medium you like.

4.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kingfisher class Week 2

Home learning

 

Dear Kingfisher class and parents,

I hope you and your families are keeping well. Below are suggested tasks for the week. As before, If the amount of work is taking too long or causing a problem, please reassure your child that they can work through the activities at their own pace. And in contrast, if they are flying though work and wanting more to do, than they are free to move on to other pages or additional links / tasks (at the bottom of the page) when needed. Remember to use the maths guide and blue SPaG study book for areas you find the most difficult.

I have taken photos of the answers from last week’s tasks for those that would like them! These should arrive with the email form of this letter sent from Mrs Sparks. Mrs Sparks will also be sending out ‘The alchemists letter’ which is an extra English task that the children may want to have a go at!

Most importantly, have fun with your families and look after each other.

Ms Trew

Maths

Target maths pages:

18, 19

20

21

22

23

English

Reading targeted question book: Read ‘The Girl of Ink and Stars’ on page 34 and answer both sets of questions: one set on one day and one on another.

English SATS question book:

Adjectives and adverbs pg 30 and 31 (SPaG)

Prepositions and pronouns page 32 and 33 (SPaG)

** I have realised that a few of you have a slightly different book. If this is the case, and you cannot see the pages above then please choose an activity in your book to complete that best matches the tasks above.

I would also like you to write a diary entry each week. The diary entry should include your feelings and thoughts at this time as well as details of events that are happening around you and in the world.  You will be able to look back on these entries in years to come.

You may want to use the links below (Images shed) to find writing prompts that will inspire amazingly interesting stories!

https://www.literacyshed.com/the-images-shed.html

https://www.literacyshed.com/story-starters.html

Mrs Sparks will also be sending out ‘The alchemists letter’ which is an extra English task that the children may want to have a go at!

 

School Closure – Week 1

Dear Kingfisher class and parents,

I hope you and your families are keeping well. I am very much looking forward to seeing you all when we return to school however I know many of you will need lots of activities to keep yourself busy with over the next few weeks. My only expectation is that you try your hardest with these activities; if any tasks are much too difficult to solve at home then make a note of it and move on.

Firstly, in your folders you should have the following books (and a blank exercise book to complete work in):

I would like you to aim to do the following tasks where possible. I have set 5 English and 5 maths tasks per week. Try to do one English task and one maths task per day (like we do in school) The maths guide and blue SPaG study book are really helpful for areas you find the most difficult.

In addition to this, please find a topic based project for you to work on over the next few weeks in preparation for your learning with Mrs H when we return.

You may want to use the link below (Images shed)  to find writing prompts that will inspire amazingly interesting stories!

https://www.literacyshed.com/the-images-shed.html

Parents, If I have overestimated the amount of work they will be able to complete then please reassure your child that they can work through the activities at their own pace. And in contrast, if they are flying though work and wanting more to do, than they are free to move on to other pages when needed.

Many thanks,

Ms Trew and Mrs Heatherington


Week 1

Maths

Target maths pages:

9,10

11,12,13

14,15

16

17

Remember to use your study guide to help you with any activities you need a bit of help with.

English

Reading targeted question book: Read ‘Air Raids’ and answer questions on pages 30 -33

English SATS question book:

Practice test 1 (pages 2,3,4)

Pg 5 and 6 (SPaG)

‘Graffiti knitting’ on pages 8 and 9

Write a story based on the image below.

Here is an example:

Kingfisher Home / Topic project for Miss Hetherington 

Japan is a fascinating country with a fascinating culture!  See what you can find out about any of the following:

1)  Its geography:  its location in the world, its size, its landscape, its population.

 

2)  Its history: its rulers, its wars with other countries, the way that it has been governed and led over the centuries.

 

3)  Its culture: its art, music, language, films, food, costumes.

 

4)  Its people:  their traditions, beliefs, religions, interests.

 

4)  Its work: its industries, its businesses, its creativity, its schools.

 

How should you present your findings?  Well, you could create a Powerpoint, a poster, a booklet or leaflet – whatever form works best for you so that you can show what you have learnt.  Remember not to just copy information; try to make it your own and present it in interesting and appealing ways, using a combination of writing and pictures, and maybe even sound and video if you know how to do that!  Be as creative as you can!  Have fun!

Many thanks,

Ms Trew and Mrs Heatherington

 

 

 

Friday 6th March 2020

This week, I would like you to complete pages 58 and 59 (group 1) and pages 48 and 49 (group 2) of your maths books.

I would also like you to create a ‘pronouns poster’ and we will display them in class!

Have a lovely weekend.

Ms Trew

 

Friday 28th February 2020

Camp Green Lake is a dangerous place to be, from what we have seen of Stanley’s experiences. We have read all about the deadly yellow-spotted lizards that lurk there! Stanley was unaware of Camp Green Lake’s risks and pitfalls before arriving there-it would have been good for him, and other new campers, to know what they need to be aware of before beginning their imprisonment there.

Can you write an instruction leaflet that warns new campers about the dangers of Camp Green Lake, warning them of the dangers there?

A good idea would be to use different headings/subtitles in your leaflet to discuss the different dangers at Camp Green Lake: e.g.  ‘People to be aware of’, ‘Dangerous animals at camp’

You could also include pictures in your leaflet to show new campers what Camp Green Lake is really like!  Remember, you need to instruct the new campers on the issues they should be aware of and things they should avoid doing at camp so they don’t get into trouble there.

Please present this as you would like – you can use the computer if you would prefer!

I would also like you to complete pages 48 and 49 (group 1) and pages 46 and 47 (group 2) of your maths books.

Ms Trew

Remember WORLD BOOK DAY is Thursday 5th March – don’t forget to dress up and bring your favourite book!

 

 

 

 

Friday 7th February 2020

Kingfisher home learning

 

This week I would like you to complete the test-style questions on page 46 and 47 of your Grammar, punctuation and spelling books. I would also like you to complete page 44-45 (group1) and 38-39 (group 2) of your maths books.

 

Ms Trew

Friday 31st January 2020


Home learning is always due the following Tuesday!

Wow – I was SO impressed with your Graffiti work last week!

This week I would like you to research the job roles of a police officer, judge, scene of crime

investigator or other crime/law related role and write a statement applying for the job. Explain how your qualities will match the skills needed.

 

I would also like you to complete pages 38 and 39 (group1) and 31-32  (group 2) of your maths books.

Have fun!

Ms Trew

 

 

Friday 17th January 2020

 

Home learning – always due the following Tuesday!

Please complete pages 11 and 12  of your maths books (group 1) and the worksheet given to you (group 2).

This week, I would like you to research different types of crimes and their punishments through the ages and create a mind map. Add a description and picture of the punishment by each one. Make sure you label which time period each crime/punishment is from. I look forward to seeing these!

Ms Trew

Home learning Friday 15th November 2019

This week I would like to complete pages 29 and 14 of your maths books (group 1) and pages 12 and 13 (group 2).

I would also like you to design a brand new invention and complete the following worksheet to help you do this. The sheet will help us in our class work next week so make sure you have this by Tuesday. Creativity is a must! Do not create an invention that already exists.

One of the best ways to collect ideas for developing an innovation or invention is to brainstorm. Use the questions below to generate some ideas for a new invention

1.       Think of simple products, machines, or devices in your life. Make a list of everyday inventions that make life more convenient or better than it was in the past. (Example: screw-top bottles, remote controls, portable battery for phone, etc.)

 

2.       • ________________________________________

3.       • ________________________________________

4.       • ________________________________________

5.        • ________________________________________

6.       • ________________________________________

7.       • ________________________________________

8.        • ________________________________________

9.       • ________________________________________

2. Think about your life at home, work, school, etc. What are some problems you would like to solve?

• At home: ______________________________________________________________________________

• At work: _______________________________________________________________________________

• At school: ______________________________________________________________________________

• At (              ): _____________________________________________________________________________

3.

Now, brainstorm a list of possible new inventions. List all of your ideas and make notes about what they do. Use the other side of this page to pick your favourite idea and design it! Use annotations and diagrams to help bring your idea to life. Remember to be creative!

 

• ________________________________________

• ________________________________________

• ________________________________________

• ________________________________________

 

Home Learning Friday 8th November

(Always due the following Tuesday)

Our topic this half term is… Invention and Innovation!

I would like you to choose an invention that you think is amazing or an invention that has changed the world. I would like you to research that invention and create an information page to include:

• Who invented it

• When and where it was invented

• Why it was innovative

• What the benefits of the invention have been

• Whether there have been/ will be any negative effects of the innovation

• How the invention has changed/ will change people’s lives and the world

 

Please include images (whether from the internet or hand drawn) and make sure your work is presented beautifully.

 

I would also like you to complete maths pages 32 and 35 (group 1) and pages 25 and 28 (group 2).

 

 

Friday 18th October 2019

 

Home learning – always due the following Tuesday!

Please complete page 33 and 34 (26 and 27 group 2) of your maths books.

I would also like you to create an arty information page about Katsushika Hokusai, who painted ‘The Great Wave off Kanagawa’ which we have looked at in Class. Please make these studies as beautiful as you can – be creative as I would you to put them into your sketchbooks!

Make the page bold and colourful and include your personal opinion about the artwork you look at.

Remember to bring in an old shirt or baggy top next week for our Arts and Music week next week!

 

 

 

 

Friday 4th October 2019

 

Home learning – always due the following Tuesday!

Please complete page 22 (or 18 and 19 group 2) of your maths books.

I would also like you to create a crossword using key terms about the weather. You could use definition or facts as the clues. Use the template or make up your own – it is tricky so try your best!

 

 

I can’t wait to see them!

 

Ms Trew

Friday 27th September 2019

 

Home learning – always due the following Tuesday!

Please complete pages 24 and 25 (or 21 and 22 group 2) of your maths books.

Next week we will be looking at different types of extreme weather; for your home learning this week, I would like you to become an expert on ONE type of extreme weather! You must be able to explain what they are (include a definition), the damage that could be caused and where (or when) they are most likely to happen.

 

You will then share what you know with the class. Make sure you make lots of notes so that you are able to refer to them next week.

 

You can choose from the following:

Hurricane

Cyclone

Typhoon

Flood

Tornado

Hail

Blizzard

Lightning

 

Make sure you challenge yourself! Choose a weather type that you know LEAST about!

 

I can’t wait to hear all about them!

 

Ms Trew

 

September 2019

Home learning information

Dear parents,

I have sent home a letter today explaining how home learning will be organised. This week I have asked the children to complete pages 6 and 7 of their lovely new maths books and return on Tuesday.

Many thanks,

Ms Trew

Home learning Friday 21st June

Home Learning 7th June 2019

Please see the home learning below. This is due on Thursday 13th June. Have fun!