# Year 6 Weekly English and Maths – 15/06/2020

## English

In English, we will spend two days reading and comprehending the text; one day on the grammar focus and two days planning, writing and editing a text.

### Text – Biography:

This week, we will be looking at biographies; these are recounts written about another person’s life. We have included a few examples for you to read. The main focus will be on the life of Tom Daley, who is an Olympic athlete. This year should have been the Olympics, so his story is particularly interesting as he has trained to compete (probably for the last time) and is now unable to.

Tom Daley

Monday 15th – Features of a Biography

### Comprehension

The following reading comprehension has three levels from the easiest to the most difficult. Choose a level that is appropriate to you, but remember to challenge yourself.

### Grammar Focus

Adding extra information to sentences using parenthesis and relative clauses. This allows us to add more detail and show our knowledge of brackets, dashes and commas. Look at the introduction and see where I have used parenthesis and relative clauses in this post.

Relative Clauses

Parenthesis

Use Brackets Dashes and Commas to Show Parenthesis Activity Sheet

Choose somebody that you are interested in to write a biography about. They could be somebody from history, or somebody who is alive today and you are writing about their life so far and what they are famous for. Carry out some research and think about the most important information that you will want to include. Think about your subheadings to help you to decide what information you will need to discover.

### Resources to help:

Biography Word Mat

Features of a Biography Checklist

Word Mat Language

Usain Bolt Fact File

J.K. Rowling Fact File

Children should spend 20 minutes at least three times per week using Reading Plus.

## Maths

In maths, we will spend the week focusing on decimals.

### Topic – Decimals

We will look at the place value of decimal numbers; multiply decimal numbers; understand what happens when we times and divide by 10, 100 and 1000; and also begin to explore the link between decimals and fractions.

### Resources to help:

Monday – Three Decimal Places

Tuesday – multiply and divide by 10 100 1000

Decimals-and-Fractions

Multiply decimals