Navigation

Cookham Rise Primary School

Home Learning before Easter

Take a Brain break - a healthy mind is just as important as a healthy body!

Good Morning! Here is your home learning for Friday 3rd April.

It has been lovely to speak to most of you again this week and see some of your work on Seesaw. I have been really impressed with how quickly you (and your families) have adapted to this new way of working. We are already thinking about how we can improve things going forward after Easter. In the meantime, from all the Year 6 team, we wish you all a safe and enjoyable Easter break. 

 

  • Do at least 30 minutes of exercise today.
  • Read your book for 30 minutes.
  • Times Tables Rock Stars for 15 minutes or Abacus online activity

Maths

  1. Do the Five a Day and Problems of the Day
  2. Go to the website https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/  Play the video for week 2 lesson 2 –ratio & proportion problems. Complete the questions on the activity sheet. Ask an adult to download the answers and check your work. Try and make any corrections where you can, maybe after watching the video again.

Answers from yesterday:

Five A Day: 

1. 18 2. 262.5g 3. 11/20 4. 100 5.23,970

Problems of the Day:

  1. Total cost = £5.20 = (4 x 3.80) = £20.40
  2. 1/16
  3. 1/5 of 30 litres = 6 litres. You need 2/5 to fill the tank so 6 x 2 = 12 l

 

English

  1. Log onto Purple Mash and go to the 2Dos section. I have set a book for you to read called Baby Boom. Read the second chapter, answer the quiz questions and then write the Day 2 diary entry for Jet.

Topic: Frozen Worlds game. Continue with this activity. Hopefully you will be close to finishing. Try it out by playing with someone in the family and make any final adjustments necessary before you decorate in a ‘polar’ theme. Could you design special counters for the players that fit with the polar theme?

 I would love to see some of your finished games on Seesaw if you are happy to share them.

If you are experiencing any problems with logins for Abacus, Seesaw, Purple Mash or Times Tables Rock Stars, please contact the office in the first instance office@cookhamrise.org

Picture 1
Picture 2

Good Morning!

Here is your home learning for Thursday 2nd April. I will be making more calls this morning between 10 and 11am.

If you are experiencing any problems with logins for Abacus, Seesaw, Purple Mash or Times Tables Rock Stars, please contact the office in the first instance office@cookhamrise.org

  • Do at least 30 minutes of exercise today.
  • Read your book for 30 minutes.
  • Times Tables Rock Stars for 15 minutes or Abacus online activity

Maths

  1. Do the Five a Day and Problems of the Day
  2. Go to the website https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/  Play the video for week 2 lesson 1 –calculating scale factors. Complete the questions on the activity sheet. Ask an adult to download the answers and check your work. Try and make any corrections where you can, maybe after watching the video again.

Answers from yesterday:

Five A Day: 

1. 7  2. 29.33 3. 19/20 4. 1,000 5.150/5 = 30

Problems of the Day:

  1. a) 4 x 25 b) 10 x 5 c) 20 x 5 d) 1 x 100 e) 0 x 25
  2. 4983 or 4389

 

English

  1. Log onto Purple Mash and go to the 2Dos section. I have set a book for you to read called Baby Boom. Read the first chapter, answer the 5 quiz questions and then write the Day 1 diary entry for Jet.

Topic: Frozen Worlds game. Continue with this activity. Think carefully about the number of spaces back or forwards a player will move for each of your events. If you are stuck thinking up events talk to your friends in the class and share ideas!

Examples of events might be:

Good event - You find a square of chocolate in your pocket – move forward one space.

Bad event – An Arctic fox steals your packed lunch – move back two spaces.

 

Picture 1
Picture 2

Good morning, here is your home learning for Wednesday 1st April. It is lovely to see some of your work on Seesaw. I will be making some more calls this morning between 10 and 11am.

 

If you are having problems accessing sites such as Seesaw, Abacus, TTRS or Purple Mash, please could you email the office in the first instance: office@cookhamrise.org. Thank you.

 

  • Do at least 30 minutes of exercise today.
  • Read your book for 30 minutes.
  • Times tables rock stars for 15 minutes

 

Maths

  1. Do the Five a Day and Problems of the Day
  2. Go to the website https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/  Play the video for week 1 lesson 5 –using scale factors. Complete the questions on the activity sheet. Ask an adult to download the answers and check your work. Try and make any corrections where you can, maybe after watching the video again.

Answers from yesterday:

Five A Day: 

1. 25  2. 26.91 3. 3/20   4. 5,400 5.35/25 = 140/100 = 140%

Problems of the Day:

  1. 10p 24.5 X 4 = 98mm 5p 18 x 5 = 90mm, so b = 98-90 = 8mm
  2. 30% of 200 not sold on Monday = 60 cakes. On Tuesday 60 not sold out of 400 cakes = 60/400 = 15/100 = 15%

 

English

  1. Spellings – Finish the unit work in your Spelling book on p35 – Choose the right word.
  2. Read the text and complete the questions on pages 4 & 5 of your CGP book – Summarising. Ask an adult to mark your work.

​​​​​​​

Topic Design a Frozen Worlds game. This activity will continue for the next three days. Read the instruction sheet carefully (below). Today, I suggest you spend time thinking about the lists of good and bad events. Think about the challenges we looked at on Polar Day and/or ask members of your family to help you.

 

Science/general knowledge - Mrs Bennett’s bird identification challenge

Answers (from left to right):

Top row – Barnacle goose, Canada goose, Black headed gull and Coot.

2nd row – Cormorant, Egyptian goose, Crested grebe and Heron.

3rd row – Lesser spotted woodpecker, Mallard duck, Mandarin duck and Magpie.

4th row – Mute swan, Moorhen and Starling.

Bottom row – Greylag goose, Common gull and Kingfisher.

Apologies that some of the photos were a bit blurry – I am still trying out things to see what work and what doesn’t!

Picture 1
Picture 2

Good morning, here is your home learning for Tuesday 31st March. I will be making some more calls this morning between 10 and 11am and hope to chat to some of you. 

 

  • Do at least 30 minutes of exercise today.
  • Read your book for 30 minutes.
  • Times tables rock stars for 15 minutes
  • Well done to the 12 children who completed an online Abacus maths yesterday. Can the rest of you try and complete one today please.

 

  • Maths:
    1. Do the Five a Day and Problems of the Day
    2. Go to the website https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/  Play the video for week 1 lesson 4 –calculating ratio. Download the activities sheet (pdf file) of eight questions and try and complete them. Ask an adult to download the answers and check your work. Try and make any corrections where you can, maybe after watching the video again.

Answers from Friday:

Five A Day: 

1. 90% = 4500 less 450 = 4050  2. 11.24 x 5 = 56.2 3. 1 1/6   4. 24  5.Three hundredths (0.003), three hundreds (300), three tens (30), three thousandths (0.003) three thousands (3000) 

Problems of the Day:

  1. 330 x 6 x 12 = 330 x 72 = 23760ml = 23.76l
  2. Girls - 12 x 15 = £180 so £110 left to share between 10 boys = £11

3.    (2+5+9+12) = 28. This sequence of 4 numbers keeps repeating and will appear 200÷4= 50 times in the first 200 number so 28 x 50 = 1400

 

 

  • English:
    1. Spellings – look at the spellings for Unit 7 again. Test yourself (or get someone to test you if) on the other half of the words on the list. Make corrections as necessary. Ask a parent to read the dictation sentences to you (p34). Mark your work in green pen and make necessary corrections.
    2. Read through your polar animal information report. Edit it to ensure that there is no spelling, punctuation or grammar mistakes. Are you proud of it? Is it the best you can do? Would any sections benefit from diagrams or pictures to make information clearer to the reader? Please add these as necessary – make sure you add relevant caption(s). When you are happy with your work, please post it to me on Seesaw.
    3. Please complete Set B Grammar and Punctuation 2 (p24) in your 10 minutes Grammar test book. Ask an adult or older sibling to mark your work. Make corrections as necessary. Use https://www.grammar-monster.com/ to help you.

 

  • Science/general knowledge - Mrs Bennett’s bird identification challenge

When I go for a walk along the river and through the woods near where I live, I regularly see all or many of these birds.

  • Can you identify them?

I have shown the adult males as these are often more colourful and therefore easier to identify.

  • Could you design a key to sort them (like we did with liquorice allsorts)?

Hint: think about their visible features such as colour and shape of the beak and feet, main colours of plumage (feathers),  eye colour and other unique features such as feather tufts.

I will post the answers tomorrow.

Picture 1
Picture 1
Picture 2

Good morning everyone.

I hope you had a good weekend and are all fit and well. Here is your home learning for Monday 30th March.

 

  • Do at least 30 minutes of exercise today.
  • Read your book for 30 minutes.
  • Go on Times tables Rock Stars for 15 minutes
  • Do one activity on Abacus online

 

  • Maths:
    1. Do the Five a Day and Problems of the Day
    2. Go to the website https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/  Play the video for week 1 lesson 3 –introducing the ratio symbol. Download the activities sheet (pdf file) of eight questions and try and complete them. Ask an adult to download the answers and check your work. Try and make any corrections where you can, maybe after watching the video again.

Answers from Friday:

Five A Day:  1. 750g or 0.75kg  2. 62.732  3. 60/7 = 8 4/7   4. 1000  5. 508.05

Problems of the Day:

1. You were told that Dora spent 1/3 of her money and that was £72. So Dora has 2/3 left = 2 x £72 = £144. If Jack has the same amount of money left as Dora, he has £144 which is ¾ of his money. So he has spent ¼ = 144÷3 = £48.

2. The total area of the grid is 16cm2. If you subtract the parts around the grid that are not part of the shaded triangles using the formula ½ (b x h), then the area is 16 – (0.5 x 4) – (1 x 3) – (1 x 3) = 8cm2.

3. Write out the multiples of 6 which are less than 50 – 6, 12,18,24,30,36,42,48. Write out the multiples of 4 less than 50 (I started at 12 can you see why I didn’t bother with 4 and 8?) 12.16.20,24,28,32,36,40,44,48. Any number which appears in both lists is a common multiple i.e. 12,24,36 and 48.

 

  • English:
    1. Spellings – look at the spellings for Unit 7 again. Test yourself (or get someone to test you if you can) on half the words. Make corrections as necessary.
    2. Using the research notes you made last week, draft the information report for your polar animal. A model text is below to remind you of layout features and language (Tongo lizard). Note also that this report has used both colons and semi-colons. Can you do the same? Make sure you read through what you have written carefully and edit so that it is the best written work you are capable of. I suggest you do this as you write each section.

 

  • Topic – Who should own Antarctica?

About 70 years ago, countries started establishing scientific research bases in Antarctica. These countries soon realised that nobody actually ‘owned’ Antarctica because there were no indigenous people1 living on the continent. The countries realised that they would have to agree together what the rules should be. Below are nine reasons you could argue as to who owns the continent. Can you sort them into a diamond nine (like we did on Polar Day with the challenges & dangers) so that the most important is at the top and the least important at the bottom. Take a photo of your diamond and then write a sentence explaining why you have made your top choice. E.g. “I have chosen ________ because …………………………………………… “ Try to explain your choice as fully as you can. If you could post your work on Seesaw, we could look at the overall class results and see what you have decided is the most important reason.

 

1Sometimes known also as First people, these are the people who are the earliest known inhabitants of an area. In contrast to groups of people who might have moved into the area more recently, either peacefully or by invasion.

Design and Technology for week beginning March 30th

I am hoping that you now have a detailed plan for your tent structure! Now on to the making…

I am expecting you to…

  • Have formulated a clear plan, including a step by step list of what needs to be done and lists of resources to be used (I know resources might be trickier with working from home! Be inventive and draw on your resources).
  • Use appropriate tools to accurately measure, mark out, cut, shape and join construction materials to make frameworks.
  • Use finishing and decorative techniques suitable for the product you are designing and making.
  • Use accuracy and regularly evaluate your work and completed product. Draw on the design specification and think about the intended purpose and user (For reception class to play with).

I am expecting to see a photograph of your finished product at the end of the week. This can either be sent to the office who will forward to me or uploaded to seesaw. I will assume that you are happy for this photograph to be shared on seesaw unless you let me know otherwise.

DT project/Spellings Unit 7/Model information report:Tongo lizard

Picture 1
Picture 2

Diamond Nine Antarctica

Diamond Nine Antarctica 1

Good morning everyone. Here is your home learning for Friday 27th March.

It was lovely to speak to some of you yesterday and see your work on Seesaw. I will be making some more calls today between 10 and 11am. 

 

 

  • Do at least 30 minutes of exercise today.
  • Fill in your food and exercise diary if you haven’t already finished the week. Do you think your diet is healthy? What could you eat more of? What could you eat less of? Did you do at least 30mins of exercise every day?

 

  • Maths:
    1. Go on Times Table Rock Stars for at least 15 minutes
    2. Do the Five a Day and Problems of the Day
    3. Go to the website https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/  Play the video for lesson 2 – ratios and fractions. Download the activities sheet (pdf file) of nine questions and try and complete them. Ask an adult to download the answers and check your work. Try and make any corrections where you can, maybe after watching the video again.

Answers from yesterday:

Five A Day:  1. £225g or 0.225kg  2. 31.92  3. 6/35  4. 9475  5. 11

Problems of the Day: 1. 9cm (Total area = 65cm2 + (4 x 4) = 81cm2 and 9 x 9 = 81).

2. Star = 100-67 = 33, Diamond = 33 – 18 = 15 so Triangle = 67-15 = 52. Check that 33+15+52 = 100

 

  • English:
    1. Read your reading book for at least 30 minutes.
    2. Spellings – you should have a sheet of spellings for Unit 7 in your homework folder. If not, you can find them below. Learn the spellings, check the definitions if necessary and then write a sentence for each.

 

  • DT - Please remember that this week you should have completed your design plan for your tent structure. A reminder of what you need to do is in the pdf file below.

 

  • Science – watch this short clip about water. In fact, you might need to watch it a couple of times to take it all in - I did! Who knew water was so interesting! Imagine if you could interview a water droplet – what would you ask it?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/ideas/videos/why-water-is-one-of-the-weirdest-things-in-the-uni/p06y2c9k?playlist=universal-wonders

Picture 1
Picture 2

Good morning everyone. Here is your home learning for Thursday 26th March.

I will also be making telephone calls today between 10am and 11am and hope to speak to some of you.

 

  • Do at least 30 minutes of exercise today.
  • Fill in your food and exercise diary. You should have nearly completed it. If you have, reflect on your diet and exercise over the last week. Would you say you have been leading a healthy lifestyle? What could you do to improve next week?

 

  • Maths:
    1. Go on Times Table Rock Stars for at least 15 minutes
    2. If you haven’t already done so, get an adult to mark the pages you did in your CGP book yesterday – give them a green and yellow highlighter so they can be ‘teacher’. Make corrections where you can.
    3. Do the Five a Day and Problems of the Day. Check your answers from yesterday.
    4. Go to the website https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/  Play the video for lesson 1 – using ratio language – something we have covered recently in class. Download the activities sheet (pdf file) of nine questions and try and complete them. Ask an adult to download the answers and check your work. Try and make any corrections where you can, maybe after watching the video again.

Answers from yesterday:

Five A Day:  1. £60  2. 5.92  3. ¾  4. 2800  5. 15/4 or 3 ¾

Problems of the Day: 1. 120 (3/8 = 72 so 1/8 72 ÷ 3 = 24. Then you can find 5/8 which is 24 x 5)

2. 350ml (1 litre = 1000ml so 1750ml shared between the 5 glasses)

 

  • English:
    1. I would like you to do some research so that you can write a non-chronological report about a polar animal. You may choose any animal that lives in the either the Arctic or the Antarctic. You might find in useful to watch one of the fabulous BBC wildlife documentaries such as Ice Worlds or From Pole to Pole which are available on BBC iplayer and take some notes. Use a spider gram to help you organise your notes under the headings: appearance and adaptations, habitat, diet, threats (is it endangered, if so why?) and any other interesting facts.  Just make notes today please!
    2. Read your reading book for at least 30 minutes. Tell a grown up or older sibling about the bit you have just read. If it is a fiction book you are reading, can you predict what will happen next?
    3. OPTIONAL Go to www.grammar-monster.com and complete the daily question. Try and complete 5 more questions. If you get something wrong, follow the link to learn more and try and understand what you did wrong. Some of the grammar may be above the primary curriculum so don’t panic if you get some questions wrong!

 

  • Geography – choose two more countries that are part of the continent of Europe to create a short fact file for. You can do this digitally or by hand. Upload one of the country fact files to Seesaw if you would like to.  Don’t forget to use capital letters for all proper nouns!
Picture 1
Picture 2

Good morning everyone, here is your home learning for Wednesday 25th March

 

  • Do at least 30 minutes of exercise today. It was great to see that so many of you were up and active with The Body Coach yesterday morning. 12 out of 30 children. What is that as a fraction in its simplest form?

 

  • Fill in your food and exercise diary. Are you eating healthily? Perhaps as we can’t get to the shops so much you are not eating so many sweets?!

 

  • Maths:
    1. Complete the Five a day arithmetic questions
    2. Solve the Problems of the Day (15)
    3. Go on Times Table Rock Stars for at least 15 minutes
    4. If you haven’t already done so, mark the pages you did in your CGP book yesterday and make corrections where you can.
    5. Now try and do pages 5 & 6 (Roman numerals & decimals)

Answers from yesterday:

Five A Day:  1. 0.38, 2. 7891 3. 0.8001 4. 160 5.6010

Problems of the Day: 1 25/100 and ¼ 2. 1.4m 3. He can fill 57 bags (Estimate = 60)

Weather: Range 14˚C (13˚ to -1˚) and day length 12 hours 29 minutes (05:56 – 18:25)

Note: Temperatures and times may vary depending on your exact location. Can you explain why this would be?

 

  • English:
    1. Upload the opening paragraph of your newspaper report about Polar Day to Seesaw. If you haven't already got a headline add one. 
    2. RWI spellings – Unit 7. Complete the activities on page 33 of your workbook (Dots and dashes, Word Changers and Thesaurus challenge).
    3. Complete the exercise on pages 2 & 3 of your CGP English book (Retrieving Information). Complete the self-assessment at the bottom of the page.
    4. OPTIONAL Go to www.grammar-monster.com and complete the daily question. Try and complete 5 more questions. If you get something wrong, follow the link to learn more and try and understand what you did wrong. Some of the grammar may be above the primary curriculum so don’t panic if you get some questions wrong!
    5. Read your reading book for at least 30 minutes. Tell a grown up or older sibling about the bit you have just read. If it is a fiction book you are reading, can you predict what will happen next?

 

  • Geography – choose two countries that are part of the continent of Europe (there are 44 to choose from). Create a short fact file for each. Suggestions to include: capital city, native language(s), what other countries share borders with it and/or seas or oceans, what are the physical geographic features e.g. rivers, lakes, mountain ranges, deserts, forests, volcanoes etc. draw the flag, find out what the main religion is and what the population is rounded to the nearest million people. You can do this digitally or by hand. Upload one of the country fact files to Seesaw if you would like to.  Don’t forget to use capital letters for all proper nouns!
Picture 1
Picture 2

Good morning everyone! Here are your home learning tasks for Tuesday 24th March

Do at least 30 minutes of exercise today.

Ideas include:

  • Couch to 5k run
  • Bouncing on your trampoline (if you have one)
  • Go for a cycle ride (it’s an ideal time to be out on the roads as there are less cars but check with an adult first and remember your helmet)
  • Choose a Nike Training Club Workout – pick any you want that you don’t need equipment for or do one we have done together in school such as runner stability, runner flexibility, lunge capacity, floor to core, opening time and the perfect 10.
  • Join The Body Coach for his daily PE session at 9am. If you’ve missed doing it live you can still catch up https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv
  • Anything else that gets you out of breath and sweaty for 30 minutes

 

Diary:

You should have been keeping a food and exercise diary as part of last week’s homework so please carry on filling that in. If you haven’t started yet, then start today! Write down everything you eat and all the exercise you do.

 

Maths:

  1. complete the 5 a day arithmetic questions
  2. solve the Problems of the Day (14) see below
  3. go onto Times Table Rock Stars for at least 15 minutes
  4. complete CGP Maths book or CGP Maths Stretch book pages 2, 3 & 4 (ordering numbers and negative numbers).
  5. OPTIONAL If you want to play a game with negative numbers go to NRICH and download the resources to play the Balloon Game https://nrich.maths.org/9941

 

English:

  1. Write the opening paragraph for a newspaper article about our Polar Day. Remember to answer the questions Who? What? Where? When? and Why? Can you think of a snappy headline for your article? If you want more of a reminder about newspaper reports check out BBC Bitesize at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z2yycdm/articles/z2gk9qt
  2. RWI spellings – Unit 7. This unit is about more ways of spelling the sh sound – si or ssi. Complete the activities on page 32 of your workbook (questions 1-4).
  3. Complete the exercise on page 1 of your CGP English book (Word Meaning) and answer the questions. Complete the self-assessment at the bottom of the page.
  4. OPTIONAL Go to www.grammar-monster.com and complete the daily question. Try and complete 5 more questions. If you get something wrong, follow the link to learn more and try and understand what you did wrong. Some of the grammar may be above the primary curriculum so don’t panic if you get some questions wrong!
  5. Read your reading book for at least 30 minutes. Tell a grown up or older sibling about the bit you have just read.

 

OTHER:

Watch the weather forecast (on TV or on the web www.bbc.co.uk/weather ). Calculate the range in temperatures for the day. Using a number line, calculate the daylight hours by working out the difference between sunrise and sunset.

Picture 1
Picture 2

Monday 23rd March

 

Good morning year 6. I hope you are all well and have had a lovely weekend. This is where we will be posting daily activities for you starting tomorrow, 24th March from 9.30am. Other suggestions for activities can be found by following the links below, or in the grid. We’d love to see some of your work which you can post on Seesaw. 

 

It it would be a good idea today to plan out a timetable for school days. When will you do your work and when will you do your daily exercise? Think about others in the family who might be working so that you all get some quiet time to work and access for devices you might need. 

 

 

 

Computing

 

You can access Kodu, Sketchup and Scratch free from devices at home. Check with an adult before you download anything! 

 

Hour of code activities are still live click here

 

Spanish 

if you would like to carry on learning some Spanish click here

You have recently been learning about Family (topic 9) so you could do some revision using these resources.

 

 


Top