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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

We are looking forward to an exciting half term. We will be looking closely at the curriculum to ensure you feel confident in Maths. In English, we will study the text Clockwork whilst also looking at working on our spellings and handwriting. 

In History, we will look at the Tudors and in DT we will look into designing and making a pizza. There are lots of other skills to be learned this half term and we will be right beside you to guide you on the way. 

 

Miss Kelsey, Miss McArdle, Mr Shaw, Mrs Whitehurst and Mrs Leadbeater 

Class 13 -Science

This week we have been exploring how different amounts of voltage affect the brightness of a bulb!

Class 13 - History

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday Bubble Work

Friday & Monday Bubble Work

Wednesday and Thursday Bubble Work

Monday and Tuesday Bubble Closure Work

DT Monday Bubble work

Kindness Bingo

This week, Class 13 have made their own Kindness Bingo charts for Autumn 2. 

Scarecrow Day

Wow walk of Fame challenge

I am really pleased to say that Class 13 have won this month's Walking Superstar trophy! They should all feel very proud of themselves and keep up the walking! - Miss McArdle 

D&T: Pizza Making

Class 13- History

 Class 13  have been exploring the Tudor period in History. We have learnt about Henry VIII, Queen Elizabeth regarding the poor laws and explorer Christopher Columbus. This week we learnt about Sir Francis Drake, the first Englishman to sail around the world and the man hired to defeat the Spanish Armada!

Class 14: Wow Work

Class 13 - Reading Journalling

This week we are celebrating our Reading Journaling!

Bikeability

Class 13- Music

This week in music we have been drawing the shape of the music in  'O Fortuna'. We each created our own simple score considering dynamics and articulation. 

Class 13 - Geography

In Geography this week we have been exploring environmentalism and different environments on our planet!

Information about Open Days for secondary schools

Congratulations to the following children who have been selected by the school to be House Captains: 

 

Bears = Ryan and Samya

Sharks = Tyler M and Brooke

Tigers = Tyler G and Paige 

Eagles = Owen and Darcie-Mai 

Class 13 - D&T

This week, class 13 began gathering information for their D&T task. The task is to research, design and make a pizza for 10-12 year old children. As a class we voted on which would be the most popular toppings and what type of crust to use!

One School, One Book

Tin Forest Display - Class 13

Welcome Back Year 6 Class of 2021

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to school. We know you may be very nervous about your return and may be wondering how things have changed, but please don't worry. We are here to support you all the way. We will have a fantastic year and we will make many wonderful memories. 

 

If you have any questions, concerns or worries, please speak to us. 

We can't wait to see you!

Miss Kelsey, Mr Shaw, Miss McArdle, Mrs Whitehurst and Mrs Leadbeater 

Home Learning Friday 18th September 2020

Home Learning Friday 11th September

Home Learning Friday 4th September

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Please find below all tasks for the week beginning 13.7.20.

Scroll down to find the home learning for each day of the week.

Clickable links and tasks can be found below each day's slide.

Don't forget to email examples of your super work and activities!

Monday 13th July 2020

Tuesday 14th July 2020

Wednesday 15th July 2020

Thursday 16th July 2020

Friday 17th July 2020

Well done for all your hard work!

You have been a wonderful year group and we will miss you.

Have a lovely Summer.

All the best for Septembersmiley

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Please find below all tasks for the week beginning 6.7.20.

Scroll down to find the home learning for each day of the week.

Clickable links and tasks can be found below each day's slide.

Don't forget to email examples of your super work and activities!

Super work from wb 6.7.20

Monday 6th July 2020

Transition task - All About Me

Tuesday 7th July 2020

Transition task - English

Wednesday 8th July 2020

English - If

Transition task - Science

Thursday 9th July 2020

Transition task - Maths

Friday 10th July 2020

Have a lovely weekendsmiley

 

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Please find below all tasks for the week beginning 29.6.20.

Scroll down to find the home learning for each day of the week.

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Super work from wb 29.6.20

Monday 29th June 2020

English

Tuesday 30th June 2020

English

Maths

Wednesday 1st July 2020

Maths

Thursday 2nd July 2020

              Please send in your photo of your younger self if you haven't already!                  

Friday 3rd July 2020

Have a lovely weekendsmiley

 

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Please find below all tasks for the week beginning 22.6.20.

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Don't forget to email examples of your super work and activities!

Super work from wb 22.6.20

Monday 22nd June 2020

Maths

Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Maths

Wednesday 24th June 2020

English

Maths

Thursday 25th June 2020

English

Maths

Friday 26th June 2020

 

Have a lovely weekendsmiley

 

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Please find below all tasks for the week beginning 15.6.20.

Scroll down to find the home learning for each day of the week.

Clickable links and tasks can be found below each day's slide.

Don't forget to email examples of your super work and activities!

Monday 15th June 2020

'Skellig' chapters 7-9

Tuesday 16th June 2020

'Skellig' chapters 10-12

Wednesday 17th June 2020

'Skellig' chapter 13

Thursday 18th June 2020

Friday 19th June 2020

Have a lovely weekendsmiley

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Please find below all tasks for the week beginning 8.6.20.

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Don't forget to email examples of your super work and activities!

Monday 8th June 2020

'Skellig' book covers

Tuesday 9th June 2020

'Expected' Writing Objectives

Wednesday 10th June 2020

'Skellig' Chapters 1-2

Maths

Thursday 11th June 2020

'Skellig' Chapters 3-6

Maths

Friday 12th June 2020

Have a lovely weekend smiley

 

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Welcome to a new half-term!

Please find below all tasks for the week beginning 1.6.20.

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Clickable links and tasks can be found below each day's slide.

Don't forget to email examples of your super work and activities!

Super work from wb 1.6.20

Monday 1st June 2020

The Forest

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Maths task

Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Maths task

Wednesday 3rd June 2020

English expectations

Maths task

Art information

Thursday 4th June 2020

Science task

Maths task

Friday 5th June 2020

Have a lovely weekend! smiley

 

 

 

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Monday 11th May 2020 is a very different Monday to the one we were expecting. You may have been feeling a little nervous or had butterflies in your stomach. You would have been coming into school for toast and juice but instead you're at home safe with your loved ones. For some of you, you feel happiness and relief, whereas some of you may feel a little frustrated and still in disbelief. These SATs were going to be a chance to show how hard you have worked all year and how hard you've worked during your time at Mesty Croft. 

Nevertheless, we don't need test results to define you. We know how great you are and the SATs don't measure all your fantastic qualities. They can't tell us who is fabulous at art or sport, who excels in history or geography, who is a great friend and peer. They can't tell us this but we know this. We know how you will go onto your new school in September and make us proud so just keep being you!

You have all come on so far. You are wonderful human beings who all have bright futures ahead of you. We may not be together but we promise you that all the staff at Mesty Croft are so proud of you and always will be. Please never forget that. 

 

Have a wonderful SATs free day and stay safe smiley

Year 6 work 22.5.20

Super work from 21.05.20 - more to follow

Year 6 work 21.5.20

Earthquake proof buildings

Maths questions 21.5.20

Great work from 20.5.20: More to come!

Year 6 work 20.5.20

Clickable link for English

Watch this music video (David Guetta Featuring Sia Titanium):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRfuAukYTKg

Success checklist for English

Art task 20.5.20

Maths tasks 20.5.20

Year 6 work 19.5.20

Comprehension text

D.T images

Clickable links for 19.5.20

English

Read the extract and answer the questions. Remember to PEEL your answers.

(Go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zfx6t39 )

 

Music:

Last week, we had a request to include something by Billie Eilish. As music this half term is about creating your own ‘Garage Band’, we were wondering if you could firstly identify the instruments used in a band. Therefore, we want you to listen to this piece and tell us what instruments you can hear:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWmYWDsUV5U

Why has she selected these instruments? Are all her

 songs like this?

What does this tell you about the artist?

Emily's Obstacle Course - completed by Lincoln

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Harry's Obstacle Course

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Great work from 18.5.20: More to come!

Year 6 work: 18.5.20

Images for maths 18.5.20

English work 18.5.20

English: NoisneherpmoC (Comprehension, but backwards!)

Following the brilliant work we received last week, we have decided to try another backwards comprehension. The characters are the same as last week, but this time, they are playing a new game! We have given you the questions and the answers. You need to read these very carefully and try to write the story that goes with them.

1.What were the names of the main characters?

Dave, Emma and Steve

2.How old do you think the children are?

             5      or    6 years old 

Probably nursery or reception

2b. How do you know?

I know this because at the very end of the story it says “The Chief Astronaut shouted “Line up children, and hold hands while we go back to class” and only very little children hold hands when they are lining up. I think the Chief Astronaut is Mrs Smith, the teacher.

3.What did Dave have on his head?

An imaginary helmet.

4a.What was Dave pretending to be?

An Astronaut

4b.How do you know?

Because in the text it says Emma shouted “5,4,3,2,1 Blast off.”

5a.What was Dave’s spaceship?

The seesaw

5b.How do you know?

I know it was a seesaw because in the text it explains that “The seesaw began to rock. In his mind, Dave felt the rocket ship shuddering and heard the rumble of the engines as they unleashed their mighty power.”

6.Where did Dave land?

On planet Zorac

7.What did he see there that was strange?

The scary Ste-vo-beast

 8.In the text, the writer uses the phrase “The stev-o-beast was a loathsome creature.” What does loathsome mean?

Loathsome means horrible or disgusting

9. What was Emma pretending to be?

The mission controller back on Earth because Dave heard Emma’s voice coming out of his imaginary radio saying “Come in, Astro Dave-Over!”

10. What was the signal which told Dave it was time to end his mission?

 A bell was ringing far off in the distance.

Remember: use these questions and answers to create the story that goes with the text.

 

 

Year 6 work 15.5.20

Clickable links for 15.5.20

Identifying what you encounter on your safari

Can you identify any of the bird song that you heard or saw? You can listen to lots of common bird songs on this website:

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/bird-songs/what-bird-is-that/

 

If you see any insects, you can use this site to identify them

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2017/11/common-uk-insect-identification/

 

Flowers are trickier to identify but there are lots common ones listed on this website:

https://www.gardenersworld.com/plants/garden-identifier-to-british-wildflowers/

Great work from 14.5.20

Year 6 work 14.5.20

Earthquake text

Maddie's masterful melon maths explanation!

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Great work from 13.5.20

Year 6 work 13.5.20

Clickable links for 13.5.20 work

English: The Campfire

Experience the sounds of a forest and a campfire by following the links below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJMk0b8kjWk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKsR8D44L1M

 

Computing

For the main task, click here: https://studio.code.org/s/express-2019    (section 4 –conditionals)

To learn more about conditionals, listen to this amazing song! https://www.flocabulary.com/unit/coding-conditionals/

Year 6 amazing work 12.5.20- more to come!

Year 6 work 12.5.20

Images for 12.5.20

Fantastic work from 11.5.20 Much more to come!

Year 6 Work 11.5.20

Images for art task 11.5.20

Clickable links for tasks 11.5.20

 

PE – Cosmic Kids Yoga

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5uIZ2KOZZeQDQo_Gsi_qbQ

Join Jamie on YouTube for a chance to learn yoga and mindfulness within an adventure story or guided relaxation

Happy V.E day!

Year 6 work- 7.5.20

We'll meet again-lyrics

We'll meet again backing track

Georgia's Funky Music

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Super work from 06.05.20

Year 6 work 6.5.20

Links for today's work- 6.5.20

English:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zj2grj6

 

Music: digital sounds!

https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/

Fantastic work from 5.5.20- more to come!

Year 6 work 5.5.20

Images from 5.5.20

Text of tasks for 5.5.20

 

Geography

Watch the video on the webpage about earthquakes:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z849q6f/articles/zj89t39

 

Then read the article and complete the quiz (let us know the results!)

Using the information you’ve gathered, create a fact page about earthquakes for Y3-Y4 children. Think about the layout and language used and how you can interact with a younger audience. If you’d prefer to do a PowerPoint or Keynote, that’s fine too. Just remember to consider your audience. 

 

Science:  Shadows.

 

We would like you to plan an experiment about how you could measure how the length of a shadow changes as you move a torch closer to the object making the shadow.. Think back to the work we have done on light and shadows and conducting investigations. Can you use the proforma (or set out your own) to plan an experiment to show what happens to the length of a shadow the further the light source is to the object. Going Further: Could you carry out the experiment and collect results? A light on a phone could act as a torch and a lego man, a doll or anything could be your object. A Ruler or a tape measure will help measure the distance between the torch and the object. Send us a photo of your set-up and the results!

 

P.E The workouts have even broken Joe Wicks- his wife is now doing them for him! Can you survive the full 30 mins? https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Great work from 4.5.20- Space day! May the Fourth be with you!

Year 6 daily work 3.5.20

A song to listen to that will get you in the mood for today's space themed work! It's awesome!

Text of task for 3.5.20 With clickable links

The Year is 2040.

After years of intensive astronaut training, your moment has come.

You have been chosen as one of the crew members for the first ever mission to the Red Planet: Mars. It is going to take over 2 years for you to reach the surface of Mars, complete your mission and return.

 

You are strapped in the rocket and the countdown at mission control has begun.

10, 9, 8…

 You aren’t going to see your family for years and where you are going is incredibly dangerous- you could be killed.

But you are visiting somewhere nobody has ever been before!

 

Task 1:

Describe the thoughts running through your mind during the countdown (you could do it like a diary entry. Then describe the launch- The roar of the motors and the rumbling of the engines. The fear, the excitement!

Want to watch some rocket launches- click here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsJpUCWfyPE&safe=active

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnrtqO-n2P4&safe=active

Task 2:

Packing for your trip.

You have to choose 6 items to take with you on your trip to Mars. Food, water and Oxygen is supplied by the ship but nothing else. What 6 items would you take and why?

 

Science: You have reached Mars; it’s time to report what you’ve discovered 

Create a fact-file about Mars, you could include:

Temperature,
Conditions on the ground- is it rocky or soft?
Interesting facts about Mars
Whether water has been discovered.
What the atmosphere is made of.

Going further: try to write your work in the style of a Scientific report.

Has your mission to Mars made any new discoveries?

 

Computing: Coding crazy!

As part of your mission, you are responsible for programing and controlling a variety of rovers and robots! So, you need to know how to code! This week, we are looking at iteration, also known as loops!

A loop is a repeating section of a programme. Sometimes, we want the programme to do the same thing a number of times (think about Christmas lights that flash in a pattern.) rather than writing the same set of instructions over and over and over again, programmers use “loops”

Would you like to know more about loops?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zwkj2hv

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zg46tfr/revision/1

Your tasks

Follow the link below and complete the lessons in the section 3 activity! (loops in coding.)

Can you send us a screenshot of it? Or, hit share in the top left-hand corner and copy the link- then email it to us!

https://studio.code.org/s/express-2019    (section 3 – loops!)

 

 

Olivia's Free Choice Friday Masterpiece

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Using the video from earlier in the week as inspiration, Olivia has learned to play the music from 'The Piano' on her piano. Well done Olivia!

Year 6 daily work 1.5.20

Year 6 Daily Work 30.4.20

Maths images for 30.4.20

Text for daily tasks 30.4.20- with "clickable" links

Maths – Equivalent Fractions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmofdQVckNo

Watch this ‘cheesy’ but good fun video on equivalent fractions then have a go at the questions above. 

Going further: Journal everything that you can about equivalent fractions. How they link together and link to decimals or percentages. Try to include images in your journaling!

 

Art – Collage

Using any old magazines or newspapers, bits of coloured paper or even cut-up empty cardboard packaging from the kitchen, can you create a collage of a person or animal living in your house? Remember to draw the outline first. Think about our work on unity and harmony and how you can select different colours to emphasise certain points.

 

P.E

Complete a Joe Wicks workout or a Just Dance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLxPLLr1oPk

If you can get a sibling or a “fairly fit” parent to help, Final countdown is my favourite but be careful rolling on the floor!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfY4yI1fMkY

Year 6 Daily Work 29.4.20

D.T Powerpoint on simple machines

The Arrival picture

Text of tasks for 29.4.20 -with "clickable" links:

English- The Arrival

Look at this image from our Reading Spine book ‘The Arrival’. Imagine you are the man in the story and you’re walking into this city.

Using the techniques we worked on for the Nowhere Emporium, can you describe this scene. Think about zooming in and out of the picture, think about your senses and remember to show not tell.

 

D.T Levers and Pulleys

 D&T – Pulleys, Levers and Ramps

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zrp6n39

Remind yourselves of how levers work by watching the video and looking at the PowerPoint slides on the slideshow below. Can you find any examples around your house or create your own pulley, lever and ramp? Take photos and send them in!

 

Music and Art– Classical Music

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1w11J8l4r6Gn8xl1ZlPchVd/the-nutcracker-waltz-of-the-flowers-and-russian-dance-by-tchaikovsky

Listen to and watch the video of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. What are your thoughts and feelings whilst watching and listening to the video. Do you prefer this classical piece of music to the others we listened to (Allegro and Night on Bare Mountain)?

Your task:

What does this piece of music make you imagine? What type of location or what type of emotion?

Can you draw, journal or create a piece of art inspired by this music?

Year 6 daily work 28.4.20

T-shirt instructions (larger)

English – The Piano

https://www.literacyshed.com/piano.html

Watch the video of ‘The Piano’.

Thinking back to our work on letter writing in WW1, can you write a letter from the man to a loved one about the events that have happened in his life? Think about the format, the language you use and the use of repetition. Can you create a sense of foreboding too (making the audience sense that something bad is about to happen). Remember we can use any independent writing to help with assessment so make sure your spellings, vocabulary choices and punctuation are up to Y6 standard.

 

Geography/D.T

Thinking back to our work on climate change, can you create a reusable bag using recycled materials. This bag will help to stop single plastic use. The instructions above give you an idea, but you may have other materials that you wish to use to create your bag- be creative!

Watch this video if you want to know more about plastic pollution:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HBtl4sHTqU&safe=active‚Äč

 

Computing

This week, we are exploring sequencing (ensuring that the steps in our algorithm occur in the correct order.)

What is sequencing?

Algorithms consist of instructions that are carried out (performed) one after another. Each step is an instruction to be performed. Sequencing is the order in which the steps are carried out. Find out more at this website:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zsf8d2p/revision/1

 

Your task:

Follow the link below and complete the lessons in section 2-sequencing

Can you send us a screenshot of it? Or, hit share in the top left-hand corner and copy the link- then email it to us!

https://studio.code.org/s/express-2019    (section 2 sequencing…)

 

 

Year 6 Fantastic Work 27.4.20- More to come!

Olivia's Get Fit Workout

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Dylan's warm up video

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Imogen's awesome football workout! Goooooaaaaaaaaaaaallllllllllllllllll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Year 6 daily work 27/4/20

Maths tasks 27.4.20

Text of challenges for 27.4.20

 

21st century Nursery Rhymes

Inspired by Amelia Fellows!

I was attempting to sing my baby daughter to sleep the other day (badly!)  As I was singing a lullaby, I found myself updating the words for the 21st Century.

 

Here is what I came up with:

 

Hush little baby, don’t you cry;

Daddy’s gonna buy you a Raspberry Pi.

He’s gonna teach you how to code;

So you can fix computers when you’re old.

Then daddy’s gonna teach you how to type,

And how to call Nanny using Skype.

He’ll let you play with the doorbell-RING ™

And show you why Google’s better than BING!

 

Yes, I’m a geek! J

Over to you! Can you update a Nursery rhyme to the 21st century?

Maybe “Mary had an iPhone X”

Or “Incy wincy spider climbed up the 5G Mast”

 

See what you can come up with J

If you need inspiration, there are lots of Nursery Rhymes here

https://www.emmasdiary.co.uk/baby/lets-play/nursery-rhymes

 

Maths- complete the challenges above

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zsnycdm/video

Remember BIDMAS tells you what order to do operations in a question.

It stands for Brackets Indices (squared or cubed) Division, Multiplication, Addition and Subtraction. Need a recap? Watch the video and read the pages at the link above.

 

 

 

Millie's Free Choice Friday: Dog training- guest starring Lottie!

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Year 6 Daily Work 24.4.20

Year 6 Daily Work 23.4.20

English

https://www.literacyshed.com/buster.html

Remember when we did the Nowhere Emporium? We created a piece of descriptive narrative. We included description of what could been seen and speech and thoughts of the characters.

We now want you to do the same for Buster the Boxer! You can use yesterday’s comic strip to help you- uplevel the description and try to include conversation between characters and show what the characters are thinking. Your 6 scenes from yesterday could become 6 short paragraphs today or you can add more… What do the foxes say to each other?

 

Going further: try to include lots of similes – you could describe the snow, the weather and the emotions on the characters’ faces?

 

Greater depth: When writing conversation and the thoughts of characters, ou might want to think about giving the animals personalities to make your work really stand out. For example, the fox could be brave and his wife annoyed, the badger could be a scientist. Maybe you could even have a gangster squirrel! Buster could be a bit dim. See what you can come up with!

Geography/Science

 

Design your own adapted creature!

Before Easter, we re-visited biomes? Well, today we want to go further!

Recap

A biome is a large region of Earth that has a certain climate and certain types of living things. Major biomes include tundra, forests, grasslands, and deserts.

The plants and animals of each biome have traits that help them to survive in their particular biome. Recap biomes here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z849q6f/articles/zvsp92p

Your task:

We want you to choose one of the biomes:

Tundra

Deciduous forest

Rainforest

Desert

Savannah

We want you to design your own imaginary animal which is adapted to that biome. Make sure you label the adaptions and why you chose them.

Think about what that animal would need to survive in the habitat.

Is it a predator or prey animal? Think about how this would make it different?

What camouflage would it need to blend into its biome?

Does it need to stay warm/cool in its environment? What adaptions does it have for this?

How does it move around in its biome?

What does the animal consume (eat?) What adaptions does it have to find food in the biome?

There is a great video on animal adaptions here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zbp6n39

Amazing Reading Journaling - Please keep it coming in and we'll add the best pieces here!

Fantastic work from 22.4.20! More to come...

Year 6 daily work 22.4.20

22.4.20 Maths

Buster the Boxer - ideas for 6 scenes

Buster example (with the first "scene" filled in) You should draw your work though - you are all better at art than me!

Comic template (you can draw yours!)