Darwin’s Delight – Y6
The expectations are that KS2 complete 5 hours of learning daily and KS1 complete 3 hours daily
Weekly Maths Tasks
Weekly Reading Tasks (1 per day)
Essential - Complete these everyday
- Complete daily Arithmetic problems, located under ‘Remote Learning’ on the school website.
- Complete the Maths resources located under ‘Remote Learning’ on the school website.
- Play on Hit the Button - Focus on times tables, division facts and squared numbers.
- Practice writing out your times tables on a piece of paper – rehearse them afterwards.
- Working on Times Table Rockstars. If your child works on Numbots in school they can access this with the same login – this log on is located inside the front cover of your Remote Learning book.
- Log onto Education City and complete tasks set by your teacher – you will also find this log on inside the front cover of your Remote Learning book.
- Read a chapter from your home reading book or a book that you have borrowed from the library.
- Following this, summarise the events from the chapter. You could bullet point what happened, create a comic strip or present the information in your own creative way.
- Whilst you are doing this, note down any unfamiliar words from the chapter that you have read. Explore the meanings of these words by using a dictionary, reading around the sentence or using print conventions.
- Read something around the house that isn’t a book- you can then complete your reading diary following this.
- Write a book review about the book/books you have read.
- Write a new and exciting blurb for your book.
- Once you have read your book, take a quiz on Accelerated Reader!
Weekly Spelling Tasks (1 per day)
Weekly Writing Tasks (1 per day)
- Practise the Year 5/ 6 Common Exception Words – See list stuck inside of your Remote Learning book.
- Choose 5 Common Exception words. Write a synonym, antonym, the meaning and an example of how to use the word in a sentence.
- Proofread your writing from the day. You can use a dictionary to check the spelling of any words that you found challenging. This will also you to check that the meaning of the word is suitable for the sentence.
- Choose 5 of the Year 5/6 words. Create an acronym for each of these words
because – big elephants can always understand small elephants
- Imagine you are Charles Darwin landing on one of the Galapagos Islands. Write a diary entry that describes what you can see, hear, smell, touch and taste. Remember to write about the fantastic creatures that roam around you.
- Write a 2nd diary entry from the point of view of Charles Darwin. Remember to make sure that you write in Standard English with no slang or abbreviations.
- Use a dictionary to find the meaning of the terms: adaptation, natural selection, variation, evolution, extinction, fossil and species.
- Research Global Warming
What causes global warming?
What can we do to help global warming?
What animals are being harmed as a result of global warming?
- Write a letter to Boris Johnson explaining your thoughts and feelings about global warming. Explain what you would like to be done about the current situation and how this would help certain animals.
- Research ‘endangered animals’
Create a poster about what people can do to help support endangered animals.
Create a Power Point with all of your findings.
- Create a poster about ‘Climate Change’
What can people do to help climate change?
- Paint or draw your own ‘Pentecost’ scene
Write a blurb to go under your piece of artwork
- Create your own 3D Galapagos animal using a materials around your home. Remember to take a photo and write about your animals and all of its wonderful qualities.
- Create a non-chronological report about Pentecost; answer the questions:
What is Pentecost?
Why is it important for Christians to celebrate Pentecost?
Describe what happened in the Bible during Pentecost
What signs and symbols are used during Pentecost?
- Complete Joe Wicks daily @ 9am!
- Create your own circuit/workout