Year 6 Homework w/c 29.06.20

This week, we are celebrating the World of Work!

On Wednesday 8th July, we will be hosting a webinar linked to this week’s activity below. Please take time this week to complete the activities and join us next week.

  • We are hosting Y6 leavers assembly on 16.07.20. Click for more details
  • Keep sending your work to year6@thomasbuxtonps.co.uk. We love seeing your work and posted weekly in Our Work.

World of work

Pre-assembly task

This is an activity that you can do with your parents as well! Read the instructions below and use the templates for support.

English task

Task 1 – Grammar

Complete the tasks on BBC Bitesize to practice using ellipsis and creating comics.

Task 2- Comprehension

This week’s comprehension is linked to the world of work! Answer the questions for the first 3 job roles.

Architect

  1. What does an architect do?
  2. Name 2 qualities that they need
  3. Name 3 qualifications that they need
  4. What is the MOST that an architect could earn?
  5. Who might they work for?
  6. Which school subjects are helpful for an architect?
  7. Do you think being an architect would be hard? Why? 
  8. Can you think of some examples around you where an architect would have needed to be involved in the project?

Environmental Scientist

  1. What does an environmental scientist do?
  2. Name 2 qualities that they need
  3. Name 3 qualifications that they need
  4. What is the pay range for an environmental scientist?
  5. What is the average salary?
  6. Give 2 examples of where they might work
  7. Which school subjects are helpful for an architect?
  8. Which parts of being an environmental scientist would you find interesting? Why? 
  9. If you were an environmental scientist, which organisms or environment would you want to study?

Fashion Designer

  1. What does a fashion designer do?
  2. Name 2 qualities that they need
  3. Name 2 qualifications that they need
  4. What is the pay range for a fashion designer?
  5. What is the average salary?
  6. Give 2 examples of where they might work
  7. Which school subjects are helpful for an architect?
  8. Do you think you would enjoy being a fashion designer?  Which parts of the job would be toughest? Why?

Challenge: Can you create your own set of questions for one of the other job roles?

Task 3 – Writing

Write an application letter to a company you want to work for, proving to them that you have the skills you need to do the job?

Use these questions to prompt your responses when writing your application

Maths task

Task 1 – How do I budget?

Click on the links below to complete this activity.

Task 2 – £5 Dinner Challenge

We can save money by spending less in our everyday lives. Food is one area of our lives where we can consider reducing our spending. Your task is to design a meal that costs just £5!

When designing their meal, consider:
a. What your family likes to eat?
b. What dietary requirements do your family members have?
c. What equipment will the family need for cooking?

Draw your plate and label the cost of each element onto your plate.

What do they need to think about when planning a meal? Feeling full, healthy eating? You could use the Healthy Eating Plate image as a tool. https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/the-eatwell-guide/

Task 3- £20 Family time Challenge

This is a great challenge that you can complete as a family, designing a family-time activity that costs no more than £20.

You could share the examples below to inspire them:

  • A home cinema night; rent a film, and buy popcorn and treats, then put cushions on the floor and close the curtains to make your own cinema.
  • Pizza restaurant; make your own dough bases and take orders for toppings, then cook the pizzas and serve them like they would at a restaurant. You could even design your own menus!

We look forward to seeing your family time plans and photos of your family activity.

Science task

Aim: To make conclusions

  1. Watch the video and follow the instructions to complete the experiment.
  2. Why do you think the coin disappears? Use your scientific knowledge to answer. Hint: Think about what you need in order to see.
  3. Will the same thing happen if the coin is placed inside the cup? Or if more coins are added? Create and test your own predictions.

Don’t forget to send pictures of your work and explanations to the Year 6 email.

Click here for help with the scientific knowledge explanation.

Spelling task

Words with the /eI/ sound spelt ei, eigh, or ey

  1. Vein
  2. Weigh
  3. Eight
  4. Neighbour
  5. Neighbourhood
  6. neighbourly
  7. They
  8. Obey
  9. Reign
  10. Prey

Have a go at creating spelling pyramids for each word! Or try some other shapes and colours. (boat, star, smiley face etc). We look forward to seeing what you create! Still waiting to see some!

3 thoughts on “Year 6 Homework w/c 29.06.20

  1. Parmita

    English task:
    Architect
    1. An architect plans, designs and advise on the construction.
    2. The 2 qualities they need are practical and creative.
    3. The 3 qualifications are a degree recognised by the architect registration board, a year of practical training and a final qualification exam.
    4. The most that an architect could earn is £90,000.
    5. An architect can work for local councils, large companies, building developers or even freelance.
    6. Computing, English, Maths and physics can be helpful for an architect.
    7. I think being an architect could be a bit hard because they have a deadline, they might not be able to finish their project.
    8. Some examples around where an architect could be involved are new building and building improvements.

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  2. Parmita

    English task: environmental scientists
    1. An environmental scientist studies the environment, how plants, animals and other organisms are affected by it.
    2. The 2 qualities they need are analytical and creative thinkers.
    3. The 3 qualifications they need are degree in environmental science, environmental engineering, environmental bioscience.
    4. The pay ranges for an environmental scientist are between £19,000 and £39,000.
    5. The average salary is £26,000.
    6. They might work at environment agency or the department for environment.
    7. Biology, chemistry, geography, maths, physics are helpful for an environmental scientist.
    8. The part that I found interesting was studying how plants affect other organisms because it’s important to know which plants are harmful or not safe to go near.
    9. How animals and other organisms are affected by it.

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  3. Parmita

    English task: fashion designers
    1. Fashion designers sketch and design clothes.
    2. Fashion designers must be creative and patient.
    3. They need a relevant higher education qualification and a foundation degree.
    4. The pay ranges are between £19,000 and £45,000.
    5. The average salary is £26,000.
    6. They might work at large companies and high street shops.
    7. Art, design, maths can be helpful for fashion designers.
    8. I think I would enjoy being a fashion designer because art, maths and design are my favourite things to do. The toughest part is to go through all of those courses because they are so many of them.

    Reply

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