Year 6 Home Learning

 Welcome to Year 6’s Home Learning Challenges!

Hi there Year 6, Mrs Woffenden here!  Well it’s the start of a new half term and we have some great ideas for you to try over the coming weeks. We have a new email address for you to send your learning to so that I can top up those dojo’s to recognise all the hard work that you are doing at home!

home.learning@fairway.stockport.sch.uk

Whether you are in school or learning at home – just remember that we are only a message, call or email away and as Mrs Niblock says – you are all awesome!

Mrs W x

Wednesday 15th July

Challenge 1: Design and build a solar oven

This is a simple design that essentially turn a pizza box and tin foil into a simple cooker! If the sun comes out again – give this a go!

Challenge 2: Design a mini habitat for a creature that you have seen on your daily walk. What is the creature? What kind of ‘house’ does it live in in the wild? What materials are you going to use to create your own version?

 

Challenge 3: Build a den – it’s hot work looking at the world around you, especially in the hot Summer sun (if it finally appears again!)! Can you find a shady (or just dry) place on your daily walk and build a den there? You can use anything that you find and you may even take extra resources with you if you think you may need them – like string etc. However, in all the years you’ve been in Forest School, you have more skills that you may think! Good Luck – and 10 dojos for the most imaginative design!

 

Challenge 4: Project Breathe

Sergei Polunin is a world famous ballet dancer. He was the youngest dancer ever, age 20, to become the principal of the Royal Ballet. This month he has started a new dance project about sounds. He and his team are going to put together a choreography based on the sounds of us. This week I want you to take small clips of the sounds of your areas and send them to me so that we, as a class, can send him some music that reflects how we are feeling at this strange time in our lives. Which sounds and feelings will you include? This is the opportunity to be part of something huge which will be around for many years to come.

Take a look at the project outline here:

Project Breathe

Wednesday 8th July

Challenge 1: Secret Spaces

Whilst on our daily walks over the last few weeks, we have been determined to follow new paths and new routes through the fields and tracks near our house. Whilst on one of these expeditions we found some amazing secret spaces – take a look at the pictures below and see if whilst on your family trips out – you find some of your own secret spaces and send me the pictures so we can share our adventures!

Challenge 2: Design an eco-house.

Discuss new green technologies and what you could include – show photos of solar panels, wind turbines etc. Complete a design sheet.

  • ………………………………………………………….Building materials
  • ………………………………………………………….Insulation – sheep’s wool, etc.
  • ………………………………………………………….Windows & doors
  • ………………………………………………………….Heating – alternative energy, wind, solar, etc.
  • ………………………………………………………….Plumbing – water, toilets, reed beds, etc.
  • ………………………………………………………….Land use – garden, etc.

 

Challenge 3: David Attenborough Junior?

Over the last few weeks we have been looking carefully at the world around us but what have you learned about the area in which you live that didn’t know before?

Use a spotters Guide or a free app like ’Picture This’ to take photos of the flowers and trees that you find on your daily walk. Do any have strange names or healing properties? We have found one called ‘Death comes quickly’ that we will be staying away from! Have you found a wide variety of wildlife? My favourite ‘spot’ was the Llamas of High Lane!

How will you record your findings? Make a powerpoint? Create a poster? Make a vlog?

 

Wednesday 1st July

Welcome to Wet Wednesday Year 6! Fingers crossed it will dry up so that you can try some of these challenges outdoors!

Challenge 1: Year 6 A-Z

Think about all the crazy, wonderful and sometimes just plain weird things that have happened in your time at Fairway. Can you think of an idea for each of the letters of the alphabet to describe your time? Can you think of ideas for just your name? Try to think of some of your best memories and maybe even inspire others!

Year 6 A to Z

 

Challenge 2: The New Avengers

Design a superhero that reflects your amazing talents and gifts. What would your costume look like? What would your vehicle look like? What would your speciality be? Can you design a comic strip to show you in action?

Challenge 3: Great family science draw!

This one is for everyone to get involved!

Firstly, decide on your science theme – what will you choose? Space, Plants, Animals….?

Next, decide on a time limit for your challenge – this is totally up to you!

Finally, get drawing! You need to draw as many different things that you know about the topic – you could even add in words or phrases to help people to understand what you are sketching.

To make this even more interesting – you could do this activity whilst you’re out an about – you could use chalk on your footpath or pavement, you could write on the paths in Woodbank Park to educate others whilst they are out on their walk?

Finally, look at each other’s sketches – what do they all have in common? What common themes are there? Most importantly – have fun!

 

 

Transition Booklet

If you are heading to Stockport School in September, please find your transition booklet below:

Stockport School Transition Booklet

Stockport School Transition Booklet

 

A message to parents from the Local Authority

Staying Safe Online

 

Reading Bingo

Please email me if you have shown superb ambition and read all of our class Reading Bingo books. The list is in the back of your reading record but is attached below in case you’ve not got it at home.

Reading Bingo

 

Here are some extra resources. Please email me if you would like something in particular.

BBC Bitesize daily lessons

David Walliams
Creative writing challenges

National Curriculum Spellings Year 5 and 6

Literacy Shed

Times Table Rockstars
PE with Joe

My Maths

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