Year 6 activities to complete at home:

 

The Year 6 teaching team are so ‘happy’ that you are back completing your school work in the summer term and they can’t wait to see all the work that you produce.  Watch this video to see how ‘happy’ they are:

 

Learning by Questions (LbQ)

www.lbq.org

There will be a new code on 1.6.20.

Friday’s results:
Thank you to these pupils who completed at least one of the tasks, even when there was a huge problem with the code, again: Bradley, Chloe H, Christopher, Maggie, Mason,  Max, Miyuki and Shea.
The boys won the LbQ challenge again 5 – 3.  The boys win the LbQ challenge 5 – 0.  A resounding victory!  Well done!!
Maths: Line graphs – 5 pupils (Top scorer Max)
Reading: A Midsummer Night’s Dream part 2 – 7 pupils (Top scorers Max & Shea)
Grammar: Revision of verbs – 8 pupils (Top scorer Max)                 A clean sweep by Max – well done!

Wednesday’s results:
Thank you to these pupils who completed at least one of the tasks, even when there was a huge problem with the code: Bradley,  Max, Mia,  Miyuki, Murphy and Shea. 
The boys won the LbQ Challenge again 4 – 2!  The boys now lead 4 – 0.  Well done!
Grammar: Parenthesis – 5 pupils (Top scorers Bradley, Max, Mia & Shea)
Maths: Maths Paper – 5 pupils (Top scorer Miyuki)
Reading: A Midsummer Night’s Dream – 4 pupils (Top scorer Max)

Monday’s results:
Thank you to all these pupils who completed at least one of the tasks:
Amelia, Bradley, Elliot, David, Georgia, Imre, Joshua, Layla, Lewis, Logan Doy, Mason, Max, Mia, Michael, Miyuki, Murphy, Sophie, Tia and Shea.  This is 19 pupils.
The boys won the LbQ Challenge again 12 – 7! What are you going to do girls?
The boys now lead 3 – 0.  Well done!

Spelling: Prefixes – 12 pupils (Top scorer Joshua)
Maths: Practice Paper – 15 pupils (Top scorer Imre)  Well done to all!
Grammar: Adverbials – 15 pupils (Top scorers Max, Michael & Sophie)

 

Purple Mash

www.purplemash.com

Username: First name and the initial of your surname (e.g. Daley Bear – daleyb)

**New Passwords: Passwords were changed on 30.4.20 due to an ongoing problem.
The password is now your birthdate.  (e.g. Daley Bear was born on 21st February 2013, so his password is 210213.)

There are new activities in your 2Do list (clipboard icon):  we are looking for good examples to add to the website and share on Twitter. (Don’t forget to save your work!)

There are blogs in the Sharing section (Earth icon).  Go to Shared blogs and select one of the blogs.  Read what has been put and leave your own comment!

Check your Alerts (Bell icon) for emails.  Reply to the teachers and to your friends.

Also in the Sharing section (Earth icon) have a look at some pupils’ completed work on the Display board – there are some great examples.

Examples of Purple Mash work

 

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons

There are 3 new lessons every weekday aimed at your year group, including daily lessons in English and Maths and a third lesson on Science, History, Geography, Music or something else.  The lessons have been created by teachers and educational experts and include videos, animations, practice activities, quizzes and games.

Check out today’s lessons by clicking here.

 

Twinkl Resources

Twinkl is a website containing thousands of teaching and learning resources. The website is offering a FREE membership for ALL PARENTS. Please click on the link to sign up and make use of this fabulous resource:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/sign-up

 

Classroom Secrets Resources

Free resource packs for each year group to help your children learn from home.

https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/

 

Spellings and Grammar

Please use the following links for extra support with teaching spellings and grammar at home:

Year 5 and 6 Spelling List

Below is a chart of spelling ideas that can be completed at home:

Writing

Talk for Writing:  Free Talk for Writing Home-school units. The units are age-related and all include a model text which is also available as a streamed audio recording.

Talk for Writing- Y6-Unit

Fancy a challenge? Try this:

Talk for Writing- Greater Depth

 

Radioblogging.net broadcast a live show every morning at 9.30am.  It is fun and interactive with a new educational task every day.  Just listen and blog –  they might read your writing out on their live show.

Radioblogging.net 

 

KS2 | Rolls Crescent Primary School

 

Frank Cottrell Boyce, children’s author, is providing a creative writing lesson every day at 10.00am.  All you need is a piece of paper and a pencil.  It can be accessed through Instagram at @frankcottrell_b

Pobble 365 displays a new, amazing picture every day.  If you click on the down arrow on the picture there are ideas for writing tasks: Story Starter, Sentence challenge, Question Time, Sick Sentences and Perfect Picture (a drawing activity).
http://www.pobble365.com

 

Below is a chart of writing ideas to complete at home. Click on the image to enlarge the chart:

Make outdoor learning part of your regular routine. Below is a chart jam packed with ideas for taking literacy outside. Click on the image to enlarge the chart:

LitFilm Fest  Will be uploading writing support videos every week day at 10.00am.  Topics include: Write a speech with Boris Johnson, Design an alien, Home Science Experiments. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDBwXRaWOGPaKd9Hogt5C-w

Here are some examples writing activities and games your child could complete at home:

https://writers.scholastic.co.uk/free-resources

https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/

 

Reading

Your child has been given their Bug Club username and password.This is a resource containing age appropriate books for your child to read at home. The books will be updated regularly by the class teacher (school code- ga6a).

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login.php?c=0

Storytime 4 Hometime James Mayhew, a children’s author and illustrator, is reading a story as he illustrates the story, drawing upside down! A lovely, soothing end to the day at 3pm.  Click here to visit his YouTube channel.

Audible (by Amazon) are instantly streaming  an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help children to continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. Click here to read your favourite stories.

Stay at Home Storytime: Oliver Jeffers, author and illustrator, is reading one of his books every weekday on Instagram and talking about some of the things that went into making it. https://www.oliverjeffers.com/books#/abookaday/

National Literacy Trust  Split up by age group, you will find ideas and guidance for simple activities that will engage children at home. You’ll be able to access free reading and writing resources, audiobooks, videos, competitions and reading challenges   Visit their website below:
https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/

Authorfy For a daily dose of creativity and fun, check out the ’10 Minute Challenges’, which are set by bestselling authors and illustrators – a new challenge is added every single day! For more author videos and free resources, check out the ‘classroom’ page.
https://authorfy.com/10minutechallenges/

Steve Antony, award-winning writer and illustrator of many picture books, is delivering a masterclass every Monday – Wednesday in creating your very own universe of stories and characters. https://www.youtube.com/c/SteveAntonyVideo

Nosy Crow Stories: lots of activities, resources, free Nosy Crow books and other content which they hope will help keep families happy
https://nosycrow.com/free-resources

Nosy Crow Stories Aloud: They are also sharing a free picture every day, that you can read as they read it aloud.  https://nosycrow.com/nosy-crow-storytime/

Toppsta create a daily schedule of bookish ideas, which can be found here.

Elevenses with The World of David Walliams: Every day at 11.00am you can listen to one of David Walliams’ World’s Worst Children stories.  Enjoy 20 minutes of pure fun!
https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

Booktrust:  Lots of lovely interactive books to read online or watch with signing. There are classic children’s stories that we think you and your family will love, including Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy by Lynley Dodd to Owl Babies by Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson, along with newer favourites such as Chris Haughton’s Oh No, George! and Everybunny Dance! by Ellie Sandall
https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/
The Home Time page links to lots of activities where you can play games, win prizes, test your knowledge in book-themed quizzes, or even learn how to draw some of your favourite characters
https://www.booktrust.org.uk/hometime

Storyline Online streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Why not listen to a story being read?
https://www.storylineonline.net/

Books for Topics: Need help to find suitable books to buy for your child? Follow the link below:
https://www.booksfortopics.com/homebooks

Oxford Owl: an eBook library, containing over 100 free eBooks. The eBooks have been developed for children aged 3 – 11
https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/blog/learning-at-home-learning-to-read/

Tops Tips from Education Endowment Foundation: Shared reading is a great way to develop children’s language and communication and to boost their reading skills. Regular reading routines can offer lots of opportunities for learning during school closures.

Top tips to support reading at home

Reading opportunities are everywhere. Follow the TRUST ideas to talk about anything your child enjoys reading.

READ with TRUST

Learning opportunities are everywhere. You can make anything a learning experience for your child, just follow the TRUST ideas.

TALK with TRUST

Below is a chart of reading ideas to complete at home:

 

 

Maths

White Rose Maths
As you will be probably aware we are using the scheme ‘White Rose’ to support our teaching of Maths in school. The website is organising online training videos and activities for you to use at home. This is going to be an EXTREMELY valuable resource to use at home with your child. Please visit the following link to access the materials to support your child’s home learning.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

At 10.00am every week day there will a new video for each year group.

  • Watch the video
  • Try the questions
  • Tweet your solution or ask questions

Click here to see ‘White Rose Problem of the Day’. (KS1 – page 1 of problems, KS2 – page 2 of problems).

Times Tables Rock Stars & Numbots
All children should have been given their username and password for the following links. Please use their login details to access these maths tools at home. If you do not know your child’s username and password then don’t worry, the websites are offering free access – just sign up!

https://ttrockstars.com/home
https://numbots.com/

I See Maths – Every weekday at 9am, two new lessons will be posted on here via YouTube: one aimed at children in Y3 & 4 and another for Y5 & 6. Each video will help children to build the skills needed for the main task. Then children will complete the main task – a challenge or short series of questions – working individually or with adult support. Answers will be provided!

The Maths Factor – The course contains over 1,000 maths sessions, organised into topics. Carol Vorderman teaches each topic through a fun and lively video, which is coupled with practice sessions to build your child’s knowledge and confidence in maths.
https://www.themathsfactor.com/

Creative Maths

Click the links below to find a selection of creative Maths activities:

Year 6 Creative At Home Resources from First4Maths

KS2 Mixed-age activities

Garden Maths

Lego Maths

Maths on Toast

 

Below are links to other maths resources and activities for your child to complete at home:

https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/ 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/problem-solving

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/maths/maths-skills-ages-9-11/

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/blog/teaching-maths-at-home/

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/maths/numicon-guide-for-parents/

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/maths/primary-mymaths-guide-for-parents/

https://www.coolmathgames.com/

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2numeracy.html

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/category/22/most-popular

Times Table Practise
All children have been given their usernames and passwords for Purple Mash. Please follow the link below to complete times table practise and assessments. Your class teacher will keep track of the progress your child is making.
https://www.purplemash.com/sch/merseypark

Other times table activities:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

https://www.timestables.co.uk/games/

 

Science

15 AWESOME SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS FOR OLDER KIDS (AGE 6+):

https://lemonlimeadventures.com/awesome-science-experiments-for-older-kids/

Indoor Science activities from ‘British Science Association’:

https://www.britishscienceassociation.org/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=98479b73-453a-4390-b367-c8613e37c578

Outdoor Science activities from ‘British Science Association’:

https://www.britishscienceassociation.org/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=fd30d8de-fc23-45d8-93f1-d2eead8f13bf

Wildlife Watch UK – If you care about nature and love wildlife, Wildlife Watch is the club for you!
https://www.wildlifewatch.org.uk/

Edinburgh Zoo webcam – Watch the pandas, penguins, tigers or koalas and the zookeepers who look after them.  Imagine you are a zookeeper and research what you would need to do to look after each animal.
https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/panda-cam/

Here are some links to science activities and games your child could complete at home:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z2pfb9q

https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/

 

History

Below are links to history resources for your children to use at home:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/horrible-histories

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=13&AgeGroup=2

 

Geography

Below are links to Geography resources for your children to use at home:

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/category/kids-club/

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/Geography.htm

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2geography.html

https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/geography/

 

Online Safety and Computing

Be Internet Legends
This website provides online activities for the whole family to help children be safe and confident explorers of the online world.  Interland is an interactive game that consists of completing online challenges in four zones (https://beinternetlegends.withgoogle.com/en_uk):

  • Kind Kingdom – Respect each other
  • Tower of Treasure – Secure your secrets
  • Reality River – Check it’s for real
  • Mindful Mountain – Think before you share

Click here for Online Safety activities for the whole family at home.

 

Below are some more Online Safety resources:

Think U Know activity pack for children aged 8-10

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/young-people/resources-3-11s

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

Computing

Please download Bee-Bot in the app store. This is a free game that allows children to practise moving Bee-Bot around a maze.

Learn to code with the following link:

https://www.j2e.com/j2code/

The British Computing Society have created these enjoyable activities, designed by teaching professionals for families to do at home with their children. There are Learning together activities,  Mini missions and  Interactive learning games.

https://www.barefootcomputing.org/homelearning

 

Art and Design

Mo Willems (author and illustrator) has announced that he will be teaching drawing every weekday on YouTube to kids who are now at home. Mo will be having sessions called ‘Lunch Doodles’ where he will occupy the little ones by doodling together with them. Click the following link to visit his YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL14hRqd0PELGbKihHuTqx_pbvCLqGbOkF

We have found some brilliant drawing activities online, and have therefore put together the following gallery. We hope you have fun! I think the teachers will enjoy having a go at some of these too.

P4C- Philosophy for Children

There will lots of resources available each week (for every year group) to get kids thinking and talking with their parents. The resources will change every Friday. There will be many games, questions, stories and riddles. Solutions to riddles will follow the next week. Please click the link below to access these free P4C resources:

https://www.thephilosophyman.com/brainsqueezers

Games for Listening and Speaking

The Good Twin – an enquiry about competitiveness

P4C Egg Box Treasure Hunt

P4C The King has Donkey Ears
Read this retelling of a Greek myth about King Midas. Can you come up with a philosophical question to discuss with an adult at home?  Perhaps something to do with keeping secrets.

 

Music

We thought as we can’t do our Easter service in school you might like to look at these free resources and practice a new Easter song:

https://www.popuk.org/store/heisalive

The Royal Albert Hall have some great activity ideas:

  • A DIY puppet theatre – use the PDF on screen or print out to make it 3D and create your own puppets to put on a show. Puppet theatre and Puppets
  • Meet the Orchestra – be shown video clips and talked round a number of the instruments in the Royal Albert Hall’s orchestra. New clips added regularly. Click here to find out more! Can you make an instrument of your own?
  • They are also streaming live events so watch on Twitter for further information.

Beat Goes On- Body percussion online sessions. Delivered by Ollie Tunmer former STOMP cast member and teacher. Click the link to visit his YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-iOnF1dIM8eagPO05SMnRQ

Below are more links to music resources for your children to use at home:

https://www.fun2think.com/free-online-music-making-for-kids/

https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Experiments

 

Religious Education

Below are links to R.E. resources for your children to use at home:

https://www.teachingideas.co.uk/subjects/re

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z7hs34j

Design an airport multi-faith and belief room project:

https://simplycollectiveworship.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/RE-Project-Learning-Resource-Multi-Faith-And-Belief-Room.pdf

 

Spanish

Below are links to Spanish resources for your children to use at home:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zxsvr82

Below is some Year 6 Spanish work set by Senor Pena:

Fruits (likes and dislikes)

Greetings

How are you

Numbers 1-50

Numbers 10-1000

Routines

 

Below are links to Spanish songs the Year 6 children really enjoy singing in their Spanish lessons:

https://rockalingua.com/videos/whats-your-name

https://rockalingua.com/videos/feelings

https://rockalingua.com/videos/how-are-you-feelings

https://rockalingua.com/videos/daily-routines

https://rockalingua.com/videos/what-time-it

 

Fancy doing something a little different?

What could be more empowering than learning a new life-saving skill during lockdown? You might think you need training to be in a classroom or even access to special equipment to learn first aid. Great news! Everything you need is within ‘First Aid Champions’.

Click the following link to find out more:

https://firstaidchampions.redcross.org.uk/primary/

Why don’t you have a go at entering ‘The Secret Garden Competition’? Follow the link below for more details:

schoolgardening.rhs.org.uk/Competitions/The-Secret-Garden

or click here to open the competition entry form.

Or visit ‘The Great Indoors’ website, which includes a bank of inspired indoor activity ideas to keep your children learning new skills and having fun all in ‘The Great Indoors’.

Please click here for more information.

 

Each week the following website will upload 5 new species, one for each working day, each with a downloadable image and a fact about that day’s species so you can learn about the wonderful creatures we share this planet with. Each species features a reference illustration and a downloadable colouring image which can either be printed out or edited on your computer or tablet.

https://www.benrotheryillustrator.co.uk/collections/free-colouring-images

Home School Safari is an online, free to access, learning resource hub from Learning & Discovery at Knowsley Safari. Click here for free access.

Maybe try a bit of cooking at home with your parents? Click the following link for some scrumptious recipes:

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/kids-cooking

 

To support those looking for ways to educate and entertain children aged 5-11 and keep them active, Premier League Primary Stars are making school curriculum-linked resources available for home learning, with no registration.

Click the link below to find out more:

https://plprimarystars.com/home-learning

 

Have a little look at the following photographs for some exciting Forest School ideas:

Kindness Activities:

We feel kindness is more important than ever at the moment, so your job is to carry out daily acts of kindness and record these on your calendar. It would be lovely to see some pictures of your calendars. Just simply email them to schooloffice@merseypark.wirral.sch.uk and these can then be forwarded to your class teacher. You may even see your kindness calendar on the school website or our Twitter page!

Below are some resources and ideas to help you:

Kindness calendar

Daily kind acts

Acts of kindness 2

 

Make a garden competition: