Category Archives: P6F-Blog

Learning Together at Home 28.5.20

Hello P6F !!

Joe Wicks has a great workout everyday at 9am which is saved on his YouTube page to do whenever you like  . . .

 

Modern Languages Have a look at the Modern Languages grid below. Try to have a go at 3 of the activities on the grid.

Modern Languages 2 Second Level

Music – Check out these fantastic Music activities. Enjoy . . . Second Level Music Activities During School Closures

Literacy

Health and Wellbeing – 

Today I would like you to think about some FEELING words that describe your experience of lockdown. How have you felt at various points during the last few months? A lot of people have  found they have experienced highs and lows. A few examples of FEELING words could be . . . sad, excited, content, anxious, frustrated . . .

Create a wordsearch using the words you have listed. You can either use the template here wordsearch template OR simply use the squares in your Numeracy jotter.

You can either keep these to yourself or share these with a family member.

Grammar – TASK TO LAST 2 DAYS

Root Words, Prefixes and Suffixes

Read/Study pages 4 – 11 and complete the tasks within those pages. Remember the answers are at the end of the booklet. Once you have completed these pages can you explain to somebody at home what a root word is (and give an example).

KS2_English_SATs_Study_Book

Numeracy

Number – Sumdog Challenge

I have set a challenge on Sumdog that will be live for 1 week. After the one week is over I will have a look at how you have all done on Sumdog. Good Luck!

http://www.sumdog.com

Shape

Use your knowledge of AREA to solve the real life area problem challenge cards.

Real world Area problems

There are 20 in total.

Remember that to find the area of a square/rectangle you multiply the length by the width.

Technical Drawing

Design an invention that would make lock down easier. E.g. plastic sheet with arms to help grandparents hug grandchildren. It could be something for your garden or something to help you stay in touch with people easier . . .

https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-couple-create-hugging-suit-to-see-grandchildren-during-covid-19-lockdown-11991004

What would you design to help you adapt to lockdown life?

Draw a picture of your design. Label your diagram with important features and remember to include information such as materials.

Upload your photo to Microsoft Teams chat page so that everyone can see your design.

I will save all the resources in Teams so if any file does not open have a look for it on Microsoft Teams.

As always any questions . . . just ask!

Miss Fotheringham

 

 

Learning Together at Home 27.5.20

Hello P6F !!

Joe Wicks has a great workout everyday at 9am which is saved on his YouTube page to do whenever you like  . . .

 

Modern Languages Have a look at the Modern Languages grid below. Try to have a go at 3 of the activities on the grid.

Modern Languages 2 Second Level

Music – Check out these fantastic Music activities. Enjoy . . . Second Level Music Activities During School Closures

Literacy

Reading – 

Select the level of text you would like to attempt ( * , ** , ***  ) and use the LI and SC below to help achieve the task. Marie Curie differentiated reading comprehension

LI – we are learning to read for information.

Success Criteria –

  • read the text more than once
  • annotate/note down any key words you think are important
  • answer questions in FULL sentences

Grammar – TASK TO LAST 2 DAYS

Root Words, Prefixes and Suffixes

Read/Study pages 4 – 11 and complete the tasks within those pages. Remember the answers are at the end of the booklet. Once you have completed these pages can you explain to somebody at home what a root word is (and give an example).

KS2_English_SATs_Study_Book

Numeracy

Number – Sumdog Challenge

I have set a challenge on Sumdog that will be live for 1 week. After the one week is over I will have a look at how you have all done on Sumdog. Good Luck!

http://www.sumdog.com

Shape

Use your knowledge of AREA to solve the real life area problem challenge cards.

Real world Area problems

There are 20 in total. Complete any 10 today and another 10 tomorrow.

Remember that to find the area of a square/rectangle you multiply the length by the width.

I will save all the resources in Teams so if any file does not open have a look for it on Microsoft Teams.

As always any questions . . . just ask!

Miss Fotheringham

 

 

Mrs Henry’s Maths Group

Hello P6F

Mrs Henry has a new group on Microsoft Teams where she will be setting work for those who were in her group prior to lockdown. Have a look for her challenge tasks!

Miss Fotheringham

Learning Together at Home 26.5.20

Hello P6F !!

Joe Wicks has a great workout everyday at 9am which is saved on his YouTube page to do whenever you like  . . .

 

Tomorrow at 11 am I will start a Teams call for any P6F children who would like to ask any questions about this week’s learning. I know some people are unsure about Prime Numbers for example . . . Although you will be able to see me on the call it is important that you have your camera set to off as these are the guidelines set out by the council. Please have your microphones on however.

Modern Languages Have a look at the Modern Languages grid below. Try to have a go at 3 of the activities on the grid.

Modern Languages 2 Second Level

Music – Check out these fantastic Music activities. Enjoy . . . Second Level Music Activities During School Closures

Literacy

Spelling – 

Today I would like you to use your spelling list and write a sentence for each word OR write a dictionary definition. Remember to use fantastically detailed sentences. It is important you do not get in to bad habits so keep those sentences detailed. As a challenge can you also write a thesaurus word alongside each of your spelling words?

Spelling words 25.5.20

Writing- 

Following on from yesterday’s Ramadan and Eid learning I would like you to write a letter to someone pretending that you follow the Islamic faith. What would you tell them about Ramadan and Eid?

LI – we are learning to write a letter.

Success Criteria

  • use your knowledge of Ramadan and Eid
  • set out your letter correctly
  • proof read your letter for small errors (punctuation, spelling . . . )

Numeracy

Number – Prime, Square and Cube numbers, Multiplying and Dividing

Read/study from page 24 in this booklet attached and then complete pages 32/33. This task will last for 2 days.

Remember if there is something you do not understand then please ask. I could always hold a short call on Teams to chat things through.

KS2_Maths_SATs_Study_Book

Shape

Using your skills from yesterday I would like you to calculate the area of the compound shapes in this worksheet. Activity Sheet Compound Area

Use the PowerPoint here to help you . . . Compound Area Powerpoint

Success Criteria –

  • use your multiplying skills to solve calculations
  • divide up the shapes to make it more manageable to solve
  • show ALL working out.

I will save all the resources in Teams so if any file does not open have a look for it on Microsoft Teams.

As always any questions . . . just ask!

Miss Fotheringham

 

 

Learning Together at Home 25.5.20

HAPPY MONDAY P6F !!

Joe Wicks has a great workout everyday at 9am which is saved on his YouTube page to do whenever you like  . . .

 

Modern Languages Have a look at the Modern Languages grid below. Try to have a go at 3 of the activities on the grid.

Modern Languages 2 Second Level

Music – Check out these fantastic Music activities. Enjoy . . . Second Level Music Activities During School Closures

Literacy

Spelling – 

This week’s spelling rule is similar to last week’s however what do you notice that is different about the words? Choose a list and write it out in your Literacy jotter using LOOK SAY WRITE CHECK. Then I would like you to choose an ‘arty’ task in order to help you practise writing your list of words. An ‘arty’ task could include Hidden Words or Rainbow Writing.

Spelling words 25.5.20

Reading- Eid and Ramadan

Over the weekend people all over the world celebrated the end of Ramadan. Eid began on the 24th and is one of the most important dates in the Islamic calendar. Look at the PowerPoint below on Ramadan and Eid. Feel free to also do your own research too. Once you have gathered information on Ramadan and Eid I would like you to create an FAQ sheet (Frequently Asked Questions) with possible questions that people might have about this celebration. Make sure you write down answers that are detailed and informative. I have also put a link below with an example of an FAQ.

Ramadan and Eid

https://familychristmasonline.com/other_holidays/easter/easter_faq.htm

Numeracy

Number – Prime, Square and Cube numbers, Multiplying and Dividing

Read/study from page 24 in this booklet attached and then complete pages 32/33. This task will last for 2 days.

Remember if there is something you do not understand then please ask. I could always hold a short call on Teams to chat things through.

KS2_Maths_SATs_Study_Book

Shape

LI – we are learning to find the area of unusual shapes.

Success Criteria –

  • find the area of each individual rectangle first
  • add the area of the rectangles together to find the TOTAL area
  • use your multiplying skills and number knowledge to complete calculations

Complete this worksheet and practise your AREA skills.

Finding the Area

I will save all the resources in Teams so if any file does not open have a look for it on Microsoft Teams.

As always any questions . . . just ask!

Miss Fotheringham

 

 

Learning Together at Home 22.5.20

HELLO P6F !!

Joe Wicks has a great workout everyday at 9am which is saved on his YouTube page to do whenever you like  . . .

 

Modern Languages Have a look at the NEW Modern Languages grid below. Try to have a go at 3 of the activities on the grid.

Modern Languages 2 Second Level

Literacy

Spelling – 

Ask someone at home to test you on your spelling words. If they could test you by putting the words in a sentence that would be even better. Any words you got wrong last week could be included in the test also. As always let me know what your score is. Thank you very much to all those who do that.

Writing – Lock down Museum

We are living through a key event in World History. Let’s create a virtual Lock down museum! Choose 3 items that would represent your time during lock down. Take a photo of them and send them to me (either via Teams chat or e-mail). Be sure to write about why you have chosen that item and what it meant to you during lock down. Here are my three items I would add to a lock down museum –

  • my laptop which has allowed me to still ‘see’ people and talk to friends and family.
  • a bike that my brother has loaned me. Always good to have a new challenge and to keep fit and healthy.
  • flowers that have helped brighten my home seeing as I am spending so much more time here.

Imagine someone is looking round this museum in 50 years time. They would be fascinated to know what you chose and WHY. I look forward to seeing and reading about your items.

Numeracy

Challenges – https://www.transum.org/software/SW/Starter_of_the_day/starter_May23.asp

https://www.transum.org/software/SW/Starter_of_the_day/starter_May18.asp

Number –

Have a go at this Maths mystery challenge . . .  don’t worry if you cannot print the booklet. You can still have a go at the Maths tasks using your Numeracy jotter.

The Mystery of the Melting Ice Creams Maths Game

I will save all the resources in Teams so if any file does not open have a look for it on Microsoft Teams.

As always any questions . . . just ask!

Miss Fotheringham

 

 

Learning Together at Home 21.5.20

HELLO P6F !!

Joe Wicks has a great workout everyday at 9am which is saved on his YouTube page to do whenever you like  . . .

 

Modern Languages Have a look at the NEW Modern Languages grid below. Try to have a go at 3 of the activities on the grid.

Modern Languages 2 Second Level

Literacy

Spelling – 

Using the Spelling Menu below practise your words for this week. Choose a minimum of 2 more tasks. Remember you may also want to include any words you got wrong in last week’s spelling test.

Spelling Menu

Spelling words 18.5.20

Writing – this task will last for 2 days

Research Inventors/Scientists

Today I would like you to use the links below (and any other resources you have) to research 4 well known scientists/inventors. What important information do you think you will need to know about each of them? Take notes on each and then decide how you would like to present this information. (fact file, PowerPoint, poster, booklet . . . )

https://www.thoughtco.com/most-influential-scientists-in-20th-century-1779904

https://www.ducksters.com/biography/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/profiles/4B0HSKxsDX44VBf4jcl3Th9/scientists

LI – we are learning to use our research skills

Success Criteria

  • to read the information and put it in your own words (this can be tricky but make sure you DO NOT copy word for word)
  • make notes
  • present the information in a clear format.

Reading – Proof Reading

Have a look at today’s proof reading task and see if you can up-level and correct the many mistakes on the sheet.

Proof Reading

Proof reading answers

Numeracy

Challenge – https://www.transum.org/software/SW/Starter_of_the_day/starter_May22.asp

Number – 

Following on from yesterday’s Multi step word problems, I would now like you to create 5 of your own. You must know the answer to each of them and should have the working out to prove the answer to anyone else. Post one of your word problems on TEAMS and ask someone to solve it for you. Try and solve one from someone else also. I will be looking out for them!

Thank you to those of you who have already posted multi step word problems – they are fantastic. I would like to see more of these posted on Teams please.

Shape – Perimeter

Following on from yesterday I would like you to create a PROVE IT sheet explaining how you calculate the perimeter of a shape.

Remember a Prove It sheet has an EXPLANATION, EXAMPLE and a QUIZ. You could use an example from yesterday’s sheet if you wish.

I will save all the resources in Teams so if any file does not open have a look for it on Microsoft Teams.

As always any questions . . . just ask!

Miss Fotheringham

 

 

Learning Together at Home 20.5.20

HELLO P6F !!

Joe Wicks has a great workout everyday at 9am which is saved on his YouTube page to do whenever you like  . . .

 

Modern Languages Have a look at the NEW Modern Languages grid below. Try to have a go at 3 of the activities on the grid.

Modern Languages 2 Second Level

Literacy

Spelling – 

Use your chosen spelling list from yesterday and write out silly sentences using your words. You can have more than one word per sentence if you like. Maybe it could be a silly paragraph using all your words. Be as imaginative as you can!

Spelling words 18.5.20

Writing – this task will last for 2 days

Research Inventors/Scientists

Today I would like you to use the links below (and any other resources you have) to research 4 well known scientists/inventors. What important information do you think you will need to know about each of them? Take notes on each and then decide how you would like to present this information. (fact file, PowerPoint, poster, booklet . . . )

https://www.thoughtco.com/most-influential-scientists-in-20th-century-1779904

https://www.ducksters.com/biography/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/profiles/4B0HSKxsDX44VBf4jcl3Th9/scientists

LI – we are learning to use our research skills

Success Criteria

  • to read the information and put it in your own words (this can be tricky but make sure you DO NOT copy word for word)
  • make notes
  • present the information in a clear format.

Numeracy

Number – 

Following on from yesterday’s Multi step word problems, I would now like you to create 5 of your own. You must know the answer to each of them and should have the working out to prove the answer to anyone else. Post one of your word problems on TEAMS and ask someone to solve it for you. Try and solve one from someone else also. I will be looking out for them!

Shape – Perimeter

Challenge yourself with these perimeter worksheets (* , ** , ***). Have a look at the poster attached below also to remind yourself of HOW you calculate the perimeter of a shape.

Differentiated perimeter

Perimeter

I will save all the resources in Teams so if any file does not open have a look for it on Microsoft Teams.

As always any questions . . . just ask!

Miss Fotheringham

 

 

Learning Together at Home 19.5.20

HELLO P6F !!

Joe Wicks has a great workout everyday at 9am which is saved on his YouTube page to do whenever you like  . . .

 

Modern Languages Have a look at the NEW Modern Languages grid below. Try to have a go at 3 of the activities on the grid.

Modern Languages 2 Second Level

Literacy

Spelling – 

Choose a list of words from the document below and write them out in your Literacy jotters using LOOK, SAY, WRITE, CHECK. Then choose 3 tasks from the Spelling Menu (also attached below) to complete using your chosen list.

Any words that you did not get correct on last week’s spelling test should also be looked at this week. See if you can find a way of remembering how to spell the words.

Spelling Menu

Spelling words 18.5.20

Reading –

This reading task will be linked to our topic on Inventions/Inventors. Read all about Alan Turing and answer the questions IN FULL. There should be no one word answers. If anyone was to read any one of your answers they should know exactly what you are talking about and should not be confused in any way.

LI – we are learning to read for information.

Success Criteria –

  • read text more than once
  • highlight/underline/annotate text
  • answer questions in full using some vocabulary from the question to answer.

Alan Turing comprehension

Numeracy

Number – 

Have a go at these multi step word problems. Choose either Level (1) or Level (2). Show ALL your working out. When you are finished please check your answers at the bottom of the page and be sure to do any corrections.

LI – we are learning to solve multi-step word problems.

Success Criteria

  • use RUCSAC if you find it helps RUCSAC explanation
  • read question more than once and underline any key words that tell you what operation to use
  • show ALL working out

Multi step word problems

Geometry – Angles and Triangles

Use the two web links below to remind yourselves about the different types of angles and also the different types of triangles.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zx9qh39/revision/1

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvmxsbk/articles/zggsfrd

Now complete these worksheets based on Angles and Triangles.

Angles 1

Triangles and Angles

Triangles

I will save all the resources in Teams so if any file does not open have a look for it on Microsoft Teams.

As always any questions . . . just ask!

Miss Fotheringham

 

 

Learning Together at Home 15.5.20

HELLO P6F !!!

HEALTH WEEK
Have a look at the grid attached below and see if you can tackle some of these activities during Health Week – have fun!
Joe Wicks has a great workout everyday at 9am which is saved on his YouTube page to do whenever you like  . . .

 

Modern Languages try to complete 3 tasks from this grid over the next week.

Modern Languages 1 Second Level

We are all used to the occasional non-uniform day at school. Well today many Edinburgh schools are taking part in a uniform day. This is to help us feel part of the fabulous Buckstone community. Hopefully many of you will take part!

Literacy

Spelling – 

Ask someone at home to test you on your spelling words. Maybe they could test you on the words by putting each word in to a different sentence? Let me know what your score is.

Writing – Desert Island Lockdown!

Imagine if you were on a desert island on lockdown . . . what would you bring from home and WHY? You are only allowed to take 5 things with you.

Write about the things you would choose and remember it is VERY important that you can justify your choices. No right or wrong answers here!

I would LOVE to read some of these.

Art

David Hockney is an artist who specialises in landscapes. His work is very distinctive with clear lines and bright colours. Have a look at some of his work using this link . . . https://www.google.com/search?sxsrf=ALeKk01rp04A9TOD1vTwAzbEBp6sGNn2Rw:1588751101959&source=univ&tbm=isch&q=david+hockney+landscapes&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiygMaI357pAhWPTxUIHd1GCI0QsAR6BAgEEAE

THEN have a look at the instructional video on how to paint like him. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ-O56UrljA

Can you create a piece of art just like him? You might choose to take inspiration from a walk or from one of his paintings that you have seen that you like!

Use whatever art resources you have at your disposal. It does not have to be paint.

I will save all the resources in Teams so if any file does not open have a look for it on Microsoft Teams.

As always any questions . . . just ask!

Miss Fotheringham