06 Jul Home Learning: Year 6 w/c 29 June
Good morning Year 6! I want you to spend some time this week reflecting…
So much has happened to all of us in such a short space of time. Whilst we need to remember and learn from the past we also need to look towards the future and what the future might have in store for us all. Believing that things can get better is called being hopeful. We all hope for something. Sometimes being hopeful can be described as looking at ‘the bright side’ of something and seeing a challenge as a valuable learning opportunity. Something good can still come out of a difficult situation.
Here are some ways of how you could be hopeful:
- Write down your hopes and dreams for the future. These can be small (short term) or big (long term) hopes!
- Who can help you reach your dreams? Reflecting on and writing them down can make you feel happy and excited!
- What do you hope to be when you grow up? (job wise) What do you think you need to do to get there? Ask an adult.
- Genuine generosity is linked to hope. Should we give to someone else without expecting anything in return? • Discuss with an adult.
- If you are met with a challenge, say to yourself ‘I can do this!’ This is called personal motivation
For reading this week, I would like you to read “The Book of Hopes” by Katherine Ruddell for free online: https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/9-12/book-hopes/
Then, choose a book of your choice to read through using the independent reading question bank: https://harringtonhill.hackney.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Questions-for-independent-reading.pdf
Complete one activity from the list below each day:
1- Patterns and Rhyme!
Did you know that when poems rhyme, they follow a pattern! The words at the end of each line might rhyme. A code is given to the rhyme: A,A,B,B. This means the first 2 lines rhyme (A,A) and then the next 2 lines rhyme (B,B)
E.g.: It sounds like this, (A)
When a snake goes HISS! (A)
It sounds like that, (B)
When a rat goes SPLAT! (B)
This poems first line, (A)
Not the next one you read, (B)
Is really rather fine, (A)
And it is the only rhyme you need! (B)
Now you have a go! Thinks of as many rhyming words as you can (use your phonics to help!) and then make a patterned poem. Decide if it is going to have an A,A,B,B or A,B,A,B. Spike Milligan wrote nonsense poems with made up words like: On the Ning, Nang, Nong, Where the cows go Bong! So you could always make up some new words!
Weaving cloth using colourful patterns has always been important in Mayan culture for families, commemorations and for artistic purposes. Woven tapestries and brocades decorated homes as curtains, drapes and rugs. Mayan communities had their own textile design. Find out about other textile designer like Annie Elbers (you can choose your own) and write either a biography or information poster based on them.
3- Roman mosaics
The Romans used thousands of tiny coloured stones (tesserae) to make mosaics which depicted daily life and used pattern. Make your own mosaic!
- Take a piece of A4 card or paper. Divide it up into 1cm squares or use squared paper to help.
- Sketch out your design – try to include a repeated pattern. Choose limited colours.
- Cut up 1cm squares of coloured paper or use magazines etc. And stick these onto the paper – this may take some time! If you don’t have glue, colour the squares instead. This is similar to pixelated images on a computer.
Now, imagine you are an architect who has discovered the tile/parts of the tile. Write a report on where it was found and when it dates back to. What do you think the tiles were a part of? What do the pattern/ images represent?
Patterns of behaviour are called habits, things we do regularly that are hard to give up or stop. Can a habit be good or bad? If someone has a habit that you don’t like, does that mean it is a bad habit?
At your own pace, work your way through these spelling activities throughout the week. How many of the Year 6 words can you now spell? Year 5 and 6 Statutory Spelling Activities
You can also have a go at this fun spelling game below.
Spelling train: Start with your name or your favourite word. Write down another word starting with the last letter of your word. For example, the word Mum ends with M. This means your next word would have to begin with M. Continue until you run out of words! How many words in your train? I started with ANT Ant, Tea, Add, den, Net, Toe
You could make it harder by having to write a longer word each time e.g. a 3,4,5,6,7,8,9 etc. letter word!
On two days of your choice, complete these arithmetic papers. You could also complete half a paper across 4 days.
For maths, log into this web page: Maths Online. Work at your own pace from page 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
– African Fabrics
Ghanaian Kente cloths are made of interwoven cloth strips of silk and cotton. They all have a great deal of meaning and is a way of communicating. The colours of the cloth each hold symbolism:
gold = status/serenity, yellow = fertility, green = renewal, blue = pure spirit/harmony, red = passion, black = union with ancestors/spiritual awareness.
Along with the colours, they use designs that also carry meaning:
Along with the colours, they use a design pattern called Adinkra symbols. These symbols all have different, important meanings and often say something about the values of the person wearing them. Can you create your own cloth? You can weave with paper, fabric or wool. Or you can design using the Adinkra symbols onto paper. Can you tell a story using them? You could also design your own Adrinka symbols too.
1- Animal skin patterns
Some animals have specific patterns to help them to survive in their environment. Design a pattern for the following animals which would enable them to survive in its habitats by combating potential dangers and blending into their environment. – An animal that lives in the coral reef under the sea – An animal that lives in a swamp with brown murky water and reeds –An insect that lives on a colourful flower bed.
2- Skittles experiment
You will need:
-Bowl -Skittles -Warm water
Get a bowl and some skittles and place them in the centre of the bowl. Place them wherever you would like – round the outside of in the centre. Make a pattern with the colours. Before you pour warm water over the skittles, draw your bowl and the pattern that you think the skittles will make. Now pour your water over the skittles. Were you correct?
Look at the links below and choose one (or more) to recreate.
- Mandalas: These are circular designs with repeating shapes and they often hold spiritual significance e.g. in the Buddhist and Hindu religions. Drawing these can be very therapeutic! Ask an adult to help you with using the compass. https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=mandalas+for+kids&&view=detail&mid=C498 85A9EE4EC6720D14C49885A9EE4EC6720D14&&FORM=VDRVRV
- Mehndi patterns from henna are used in Muslim and Hindu religions to signify the love between a couple. The darker the ink the stronger the love. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/religious-studies-ks2-my-life-my-religionhinduism-nikki-hemal-marriage-hindu-wedding-ceremony/zmqrkmn
- Rangoli patterns are used by Hindus to welcome people into a home during Divali and can be made from different coloured materials like chalk and rice. https://nrich.maths.org/5369 https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/religious-studies-ks2-my-life-my-religionhinduism-diwali-festival-of-light/z668qp3