Year 6 W/c 29th June
Week Beginning Monday 22^{nd} June 2020
Ongoing: Practise words for this half term/big spell words and read at least 4 times a week.
Monday 22^{nd} June 2020
Geography – The Amazing Americas
Now we have learned a lot about the Maya people, we are going to move on to geography and take a closer look at “The Amazing Americas” – the two continent of North and South America, on which the Maya lived.
 Open the “Amazing Americas Lesson 1” powerpoint. THIS POWERPOINT IS DESIGNED TO BE WATCHED IN SLIDE SHOW MODE. THE INTERACTIVE ELEMENTS WILL NOT WORK IF YOU DO NOT PLACE IT IN SLIDESHOW MODE, BY CLICKING THE SLIDESHOW SYMBOL AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SCREEN.
 When you get to slide 2, access “World Map Poster” PDF, “Map of South America” PDF and “Map of North America” PDF. You can also use an atlas if you have one in your household/pod at school.
 Follow the instructions on slide 2 and talk with your adult.
 Work through the powerpoint in slideshow mode until you get to slide 8. You can just talk through the slides with your adult – you do not need to write anything unless you wish to.
 Access the “Map of the Americas Activity Sheet” PDF and select your level of challenge. 1 star = paddling, 2 stars = snorkelling and 3 stars = diving. You can print the sheet you wish to complete, or you can use paper if you do not want to print. Once you have completed the sheet, that is the end of today’s session.
Links for Monday:
“Amazing Americas Lesson 1” powerpoint
“Map of the Americas Activity Sheet” PDF
Maths:
 Open the ‘Multiplying Decimal numbers by Whole numbers’ powerpoint or pdf.
 Read Slide 2 to remind you of the method needed for multiplying decimal numbers by whole numbers. Once you have understood, apply the same method to answer the questions underneath.
 Check your answers on Slide 3.
 On Slide 4, explain to an adult your understanding of how you can use other multiplication facts to help you solve ones involving decimals.
 Check your explanations on Slide 5.
 Lastly, on Slide 6, generate a range of decimal and whole numbers that have a product of 2.4 (e.g 8 x 3 = 24, so 0.8 x 3 = 2.4)
 Check how many pairs you found on Slide 7.
 Lastly, log into Education City using your username and password.
 In the ‘Multiply Decimals' task, open the activity or pdf ‘Nature Calls’
 Follow the instructions to solve the decimal multiplications in the allotted time.
 Open the answer page to check your working.
Links for Monday:
‘Multiplying Decimal numbers by Whole numbers’ powerpoint
‘Multiplying Decimal numbers by Whole numbers’ pdf
Tuesday 23^{rd} June 2020
Geography –
 Open the “Amazing Americas Lesson 1” powerpoint again.
 Work from slide 9 to the end of the powerpoint.
 If you cannot access the quiz for naming the states of the USA via the link in the powerpoint, then please use the website link below.
Links for Tuesday:
“Amazing Americas Lesson 1” powerpoint.
https://www.sporcle.com/games/g/states
Maths:
 Open the ‘Multiplying Fractions’ powerpoint or pdf.
 The slides will take you through some methods and questions linked for multiplying pairs of fractions e.g ⅓ x ¾ = 3/12= ¼.
 If you would like a recap of the methods we have used in class, then looks at the examples and watch the videos on Maths Is Fun https://www.mathsisfun.com/fractions_multiplication.html
 Back in the powerpoint, on Slide 4, use the method of multiplying the numerators then the denominators to solve ⅖ x 1/4 . Can you answer be simplified? Check an answer on Slide 5.
 On Slides 6, 8 and 10, apply your method with reasoning skills to solve these increasingly harder problems, up until you feel comfortable.
 Check your answers on Slides 7, 9, and 11.

Finish today’s objective by choosing a challenge level from the challenge sheets: One Star (Paddling and Snorkelling) and Three Star (Diving). Use the taught method to solve these multiplying fractions problems. Simplify your answers if you can. Then check your answers.
Links for Tuesday:
‘Multiplying Fractions’ powerpoint
‘Multiply Fractions Activity Sheets and Answers’
Wednesday 24^{th} June 2020
Science:
For today’s lesson you will need the investigation that you set up last Wednesday and the recording sheet that you started.
 To remind yourself of your investigation briefly read over the method and prediction that you wrote down on your recording sheet last time.
 Now WITHOUT OPENING THE BAGS/TUBS carefully have a look at both the dry and wet slices of bread. What has happened? What changes do you notice? What differences are there between the 2 slices?
 Either on the ‘Investigation Recording Sheet 2’ (see word document below) or on paper from home:
Record your observations in the results table (day 7) or draw out your own results table. Include a labelled diagram of each slice of bread and notes about your observationsbe as detailed as you can.
Write a conclusion to explain what you have discovered from your investigation. Remember that a successful conclusion includes as many of these things as possible:
*Reveals your results/what you have found out.
*Explains your results/what you have found out: why did what you observed happen? Try to think scientifically.
*Use scientific vocabulary (for example, fungi, conditions, compare, difference, environment).
*Mention whether your prediction was correct or not.
*Suggest further avenues of investigation: where would you take the investigation next? What else would you like to try and discover?
You may find it useful to discuss your conclusion with someone else before you write ita good discussion can often get your ideas flowing!
Links for Wednesday:
Investigation Recording Sheet 2 (word document)
Art/Mindfulness:
 For a midweek chill out (because we all deserve it ☺) choose one of the bookmarks to print off and complete by either colouring it in or painting it. If you are unable to print you could try creating your own book mark with a colourful design/pattern.
Links for Wednesday:
Thursday 25^{th} June 2020
Geography:
 Open “Amazing Americas Lesson 2” powerpoint.
 Place the powerpoint in slideshow mode.
 Work through slides 1 – 3 with an adult (you will need a piece of blank paper to complete the work on slide 3).
 Slide 4 and 5 are very important and give a lot of vital information. Go through these two slides slowly and carefully, making sure you discuss anything you do not understand. Go through the slides more than once if you need to and make notes if it helps.
 When you get to slide 6, you will need to access the “Americas Word Search” PDF.
 Complete the word search (answers are provided) and write a definition for each of the words you found.
 Post the definitions on class dojo for dojo points!
Links for Thursday:
“Amazing Americas Lesson 2” powerpoint
Maths:
 Today we will be revisiting the concept of dividing fractions by whole numbers e.g. ⅔ divided by 6.
 To recap the methods we have taught you, read the examples and models on Maths is Fun https://www.mathsisfun.com/fractions_division.html This includes the ‘Keep me, change me, turn me over’ method we have explored.
 Open the ‘Dividing Fractions by Whole Numbers’ powerpoint or pdf.
 Everyone work through Slides 4 and 6 using the methods from Maths is Fun, then check your answers on Slides 5 and 7.
 Slides 8, 10 and 12 will challenge your ability to reason around these issues as well as simplifying fractions. Have a go if you’d like to stretch yourself.
 Select a challenge level, either 2 Star (Snorkelling) or 3 Star (Diving), from the ‘Diving Fractions Activity Sheets’.
 Use the methods from earlier to solve the problems and check your answers.
Links for Thursday:
‘Dividing Fractions by Whole Numbers’ powerpoint

Dividing Fractions Activity Sheet (Paddling and Snorkeling)
Geography:
 Open the “Amazing Americas Lesson 2” powerpoint again.
 MAKE SURE THE POWERPOINT IS IN SLIDESHOW MODE.
 Begin at slide 7 and digest the information (it is very cool when it shows you how small the UK is compared to the Americas).
 At the end of slide 7, you will need to access “Geographical Locations and Characteristics” PDF.
 Select your level of challenge and print the sheet if you wish. If not, use paper.
 Complete the sheet.
 Discuss the questions on slide 8 with an adult.
 Use the methods from earlier to solve the problems and check your answers.
Links for Friday:
“Amazing Americas Lesson 2” powerpoint
“Geographical Locations and Characteristics” PDF
Maths:
 Open the ‘Fractions as a Division’ powerpoint or pdf.
 You will be using busstop division to find decimal equivalents for fractions e.g. 1/2 = two divided one = 0.5 (see Slide 2).
 Work through the Slides to explore the relationship between fractions and decimals using busstop division. Check your answers on the following slides.
Links for Friday: