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Home Learning Summer Term 1

World Book Week 1st March - 5th March

 

Dear Parents/ Carers,

 

To celebrate World Book Day, Scholastic are providing free events for children from Monday 1st March – Friday 5th March 2021. As a school, we have access to these events as we hold our annual Book Fair with them.

 

Mr Harding, Mr Lane and Mr Mardell have picked the following authors and events for you: 

 

  • Tuesday 2nd March 10am - Thiago de Moraes (an amazing illustrator of history and historical fiction)
  • Wednesday 3rd March 2pm - Annaliese Avery (a new and local author based in Suffolk) Her first novel is out this year and has a fantasy/ steampunk setting.
  • Friday 5th March 11am - Vashti Hardy (the author of Brightstorm and many other works of fiction)

 

To attend these events, you will need to sign up to the suggested sessions beforehand using the following link https://shop.scholastic.co.uk/scholastic-live-world-book-day.You will then need to enter this password clubsandfairs. 

You are welcome to sign up to more if you wish.

 

Before signing up to the events, we would like to make you aware that these sessions will be accessed by many schools and children across the country, who are also likely to be logging in from home. Please be aware that we cannot guarantee that comments made in the ‘chat box function’ will be monitored. We therefore suggest that if you do decide to sign up, that an adult is present in the room. It is also possible to close the ‘chat box’ entirely so that it is not visible on-screen.

 

Year 6 Home Learning

 

Whilst Year 6 are learning at home, all Home Learning can be accessed via the daily timetable sheets below. Each sheet contains a description of the activities along with links to the files needed for the lesson. There is also a link at the top of each sheet that opens a folder with all the files needed.

 

There is one file for all of Year 6, so some lessons may not be on the day your child would have it when in school

 

If you have any problems accessing the timetables or downloading the linked files, please email your teacher:

mlane@hethersettprimary.co.uk

pmardell@hethersettprimary.co.uk

mharding@hethersettprimary.co.uk

Our -IF inspired poetry

To start our unit on Mental Health and Healthy Living the children studied the poem -IF by Rudyard Kipling. We explored its themes and how the poem was written by Kipling for his son to epitomize what it meant to be a man in the late Victorian era. The children thought about what it meant to be a good person in 2021 and wrote poems based upon their ideas and interests. Many thought provoking lines to read and ponder. Well done everyone. 

 

Our Beowulf inspired Monstrous Myths

For the last two weeks we have been learning about Beowulf and the work of J R R Tolkien in translating the tale. We have used our reading and learning of the myth to write our own monstrous stories. We hope you enjoy them. 

Our Mount Everest Travel Writing

Over the last few weeks we have been writing travel articles on climbing Mount Everest. Many of you wished to share your writing with the rest of the year group. We hope you enjoy reading the articles below as much as we did. 

 

And if you would like even more learning

Maths

You may find Khan Academy interesting. This is an American program so will present maths (or math) in new ways for you. If you creates a free account, you can track your learning using the Mastery Points awarded for completing the quizzes in each unit. A UK Year 6 is a Grade 5 on their site: 5th grade | Math | Khan Academy 

 

Year 6 and P7 Maths - Home Learning - BBC Bitesize also has a series of lessons you can use to revise from. You may wish to go to the Year 5 area too.

 

English

Pobble365 has daily reading questions and writing activities based upon a picture prompt. We love to use these in school. If you read them off the screen or download all of the daily activities as a PDF (look for the PDF button). Pobble have also produce a list of 25 non-screen based writing activites. You can download the file below and pick one or more to have a go at. 

 

Every-Day Edits has a lots of spot-the-error activities, where you need to read and correct a piece of text. Perfect for SPaG practice. The incorrect text and answers are both on one page; can you find all 10 errors?

Typing Skills

Being able to type with confidence and at speed is a great life-skill and will be really helpful at High School. The BBC have a great program Dance Mat Typing that will take you from zero to hero with your typing. 

 

Science and Geography

For extra interest, Crash Course Kids has fantastic playlists of their Science and Engineering videos: Crash Course Kids - YouTube After watching the video you could write a summary or make a poster to explain what you learnt. You could even have a go at making your own lesson and teacher a member of your family about the subject!

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