Year 6

Welcome to our Year 6 Home learning Page!

Good morning Year 6! I hope you had a restful weekend and are ready for the week of home learning ahead. Well done to those of you who continuously share your home learning with me: a special well done to Firdous and Maggie who have done so every day! Another very special well done to Filip who created his own Youtube pet food advert on Friday - I was super impressed!
Begin your day with a Joe Wicks workout: Joe Wicks
If you'd rather have a more relaxing start to the day, have a go at one of these yoga videos: Cosmic Kids


This weeks literacy learning will be based on the link above. Scarlett is a short animation which tells the story of a young girl's struggle with amputation following her battle with a rare form of bone cancer 'Ewing Sarcoma.'  In the animation we see how her illness affects her emotionally as well as physically before she discovers, with the help of her mother, that she will still be able to do all of the things that she has wanted to do. 


Write a diary entry from the perspective of Scarlett on the day she finds out her leg must be amputated. Include show not tell and her thoughts. You should have at least two paragraphs of show not tell. Think about her cheeks, eyes, lips, heart, legs and lungs if you are stuck on ideas!  


Write a diary entry from the perspective of Scarlett as she begins to practice ballet again – you can write 2/3 diary entries describing her progress or focus on one diary entry explaining how she feels having succeeded. Include show not tell. Remember to write in first person!  


Write a letter from Scarlett to someone who may need her advice. Talk about resilience and determination. What are some helpful tips she could provide? Remember to write formally and include an address for your letter. 


'Hope is being able to see that there is light 

Despite all of the darkness'     - Desmond Tutu 

This is a quote shown at the end of the clip. Choose your favourite inspirational quote and write down what you think it means and why it is important to you. If you cannot think of your own quote, use the one above. 


Look through the dialogue PowerPoint to learn about how to write detailed dialogues. Then, think about what Scarlett says to the boy sitting outside of the school at the end and create a passage of dialogue. 

For three chosen days, work your way through one text from the test paper. Spend some time reading through, underlining words you need to clarify and summarising each paragraph using one sentence. When you are confident you understand the text, move onto the questions on that section. 
The answer booklet will be uploaded on Friday so you can check your answers.
On two days of your choice, read a book independently and answer the independent reading questions. 
For maths, log into this web page: Maths Online. Work your way through pages 30 - 38. Aim to complete 1.5/2 pages each day. 

Student Login details: 

Username: harrington-hill-student 

Password: xwwq69fn 


Remember to complete your times table rockstars daily here: Times Tables Rockstars



Task 1 

Marble Galaxy 

We all love looking up at the sky at night to see the stars. Create your own night sky from the art of marbling. Use a baking tray or dish that a piece of paper can lie flat in. Add cold water to the tray. Drop in paint drops or nail polish drops (dark colours like blue, green, purple and black work well). Gently swirl the drops with a stick/skewer/toothpick. Place the paper down on top of the paint mix. Carefully peel up the paper and leave to dry. If you have any white paint, you could try to add flicks of paint to the image. A dry paint brush or old toothbrush works well. These are the stars in your sky. You could add the paper inside a shoe box as a back-drop to building a space themed diarama. (a mini scene in a box) 


Task 2 

Follow this art tutorial on youtube on how to draw a galaxy with pencil colours. 


The Space Race!  

For many years, the USA and USSR (Now Russia and 14 other countries) were in a race to conquer space. In 1957, Russia sent Sputnik, the first artificial satellite, into space. This was the start of the space race. President Kennedy of the USA promised to send an American to the Moon. This happened in 1969 when Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins landed on the moon. Here are some more firsts in space: Katherine Johnson: Female African American Mathematician Whom worked out calculations for the first spaceflight in 1961, but she was not allowed to put her name in any research. She had to use the name of a male colleague! 

 Helen Sharman: 18th May 1991 The first Briton in space. She applied to a radio advert saying: 'Astronauts wanted no experience necessary'. She went to space for 8 days. She is often referred to as the first British woman in space, but she was the first British person! 


 Dr Mae Jemison: First African-American women in space in 1992. Could you write an advert to be an astronaut or a NASA mathematician? Think of the qualities that all these people had to have. 

You could put them I into a timeline too!  




How big is the sun and the moon?  

The sun is a star at the centre of our universe and although the Sun is nearly 150 million km away from us and huge, you can measure its size from your living room, by making a pinhole camera: an astronomical device! You will need: a cereal or shoebox, some aluminium foil, sticky tape, a sheet of white paper, a ruler and a pin or needle. Cut a 2x2cm square out of the centre of one of the short sides of the box. Place the aluminium foil over the cut-out and tape it down. Use a pin or needle to pierce the foil. Line the inside of the opposite end of the box with the white paper. Measure the length of the box, from the hole to the sheet of paper. Point the foil-covered front end towards the Sun, being careful to never look directly at it!

An image of the Sun will appear on the piece of paper and you can measure it with a ruler. No calculate the Sun’s diameter: Diameter of Sun = size of image ÷ length of box x 149,600,000km You can use the same method for the Moon, but replace the number at the end with 384,000km. 



Our Solar system  

We live on planet Earth which orbits a star that we call the sun. There are 7 other planets which also travel around the sun. The 4 planets, including Earth, closest to the sun are rocky and the 4 furthest away are made mostly of gases.  

Make a fruit solar system: You need: 1 watermelon, 1 large grapefruit, 1 large apple 1 orange (slightly smaller than apple) 2 cherry tomatoes, 1 blueberry, 1 peppercorn  

Look at the hints below to match the items to a planet!  

Mercury is the smallest planet in the Solar System and the closest planet to the Sun. 

 Jupiter is the biggest planet in the Solar System.  

Saturn is the second biggest planet in the Solar System.  

There are two pairs of similar-sized planets out of these four: Uranus, Earth, Venus and Neptune.  

Can you work out which pairs belong together and match them to the right items? One item should remain for Mars. 



Complete your next two lessons: Bouncing back and Frienships and fallouts!