We have received lots of work from you over the past week, showing us your homework and other activities that you have been doing. We want to say thank you and please keep sending in your work to email@example.com
1. Here are some of your responses for question 1. Well done to all of you for using evidence from the blurb and cover to support your answers.
I predict that in the story Alex gets forcibly rescued by an agency that works for a crime group and what Alex on their team but he plans to escape them on one of their vehicles and tells the police. Tahmeed
I think there is a vicious group and Alex has to face them before moving on to the actual mission. That group is trying to convince Alex to join them. Parmita
It says ‘Action, adrenaline, adventure’. This implies that it is an adventure story. Rizwan
2. Forcibly recruited means that you do not have a choice and have been told to do a job/mission.
3. Alex’s life is in danger because he knows something the shouldn’t and could be killed for what he knows.
4. Working for MI6 as a super-spy.
There are 8 girls in total.
1 girl has red hair.
5 girls play sports at the weekend.
3 girls speak 2 languages.
Well done to all the children who have engaged with our learning today! Well done to Charlie, Rayan and Mahdi in particular who have been working hard for the majority of the day it seems; we look forward to hearing from more of you as the week goes along! Here are some of the children’s work if you need some inspiration:
Even Mr Hodges enjoyed solving the maths problem…
Well done to those children who have been accessing Mathletics and Bug Club already. Some of you have already earned your bronze certificates for this week!
We look forward to reading more of your letters and maths solutions during the rest of the week!
- Reading task
Look at the front cover and blurb of Anthony Horowitz’s book. Answer the questions below. The answers will be posted next Monday.
1) Look at the front cover: make a prediction about the story by using the title and the images on the front of the book.
2) Read the blurb. What does ‘forcibly recruited’ mean?
3) What ‘mortal danger’ do you think Alex Ride could be in?
4) According to the text, what is Alex Rider’s first mission?
2. Writing task
- Write a letter from the small boy thanking the Rocketeer for his help.
- Design an enemy for the Rocketeer to defeat. Label the different defence mechanisms that it has. Explain why it is the Rocketeer’s enemy.
3. Maths Task
There are 24 children in James’ and Robbie’s class.
There are twice as many boys as girls.
One sixth of the children have red hair.
One quarter of these are girls.
Five eighths play sport at the weekend.
One third of these are girls.
One quarter of the children speak at least two languages. Half of these are girls.
Write or draw what you know about the girls in James’ and Robbie’s class. Use bar models to help you show your answer. Send us your answers and we will post next week!
4. Science Task
All you need:
- Plastic comb
- Running tap water
- Clean hair or a cotton cloth
Brush the comb through your hair 10 times or rub against a cotton cloth 10 times.
Place the comb next to the running tap.
Watch what happens to the water.
- What happens to the water?
- Why do you think this has happened?
- Will the temperature change the reaction?
- What happens if you change the size of the comb?
You can record your findings as a labelled diagram/photo or a written paragraph. Don’t forget to share!
Experiment shared from https://sciencebob.com/bend-water-with-static-electricity/
5. P4C Task
Can you ever exercise too much?
You can record your responses and share with adult permission, write your response in the comments or however you choose.
Don’t forget to exercise DAILY!
You can exercise with Joe Wicks, who will be producing daily workout videos during this period.
Welcome to the Year 6 blog space. The Year 6 team will be updating this space with learning activities for your child to complete while they are learning at home. As part of the home learning programme, we expect children to complete:
- Mathletics & Bug Club daily
- Blog activities posted weekly on a Tuesday
- Year 6 activity pack
- Any additional activities
1. Mathletics & Bug Club
Mr Hodges and Ms Dankwa will be checking that Mathletics and Bug Club activities are being completed daily. We will be assigning tasks daily and checking the leader boards. People who are completing tasks daily will be nominated for achievement awards on Friday.
2. Blog activities posted weekly
Every Tuesday, we will be posting new activities for you to complete. These will include Reading, Writing, Maths, Science and P4C activities. Each of these should be completed over the course of the week.
3. Year 6 activity pack
Before school closed, each child was given a pack with a range of tasks to be completed. Children can select tasks from this pack that they can complete daily.
4. Any additional activities
At Thomas Buxton, we always encourage our students to go the extra mile. We would like to see the creative ways that you are passing the time to our email address below.
We expect all children to be learning on a daily basis. The Year 6 teachers have designed these activities in order for children to meet these expectations.Mr Hodges and Ms Dankwa will be checking all platforms on a daily basis. Any children who are not completing tasks, we will be contacted by Ms Chau to discuss reasons. It is important that your child maintains an education during these uncertain times and we will do what we can to support you.
Every week, 2 children from the year group will be selected to receive an achievement award.This award will go to those who have performed exceptionally well over the week.Share the work that your children have produced with us by email. This can be stories, drawings, craft projects, cooking tasks, science experiments, maths activities etc. to the email below. You may see your work in this space…
You can still communicate with us via email on your child’s behalf;
If your child is having difficulty logging into their Bug Club or Mathletics, please email so we can help.
We look forwards to hearing from you all.
Year 6 Team