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Welcome to Class 6

Home learning

            This is where you will be able to find your learning activities for each day. Our timetable will be as close to our one at school as possible (so you will be doing the same subjects on the same days you would at school). Most of the instructions will be on this page but sometimes there might be documents to look at as well. These will be uploaded here for you too. You will do the work in the exercise books that you have taken home - remember to maintain the standards you would in your books in school. 

             Each day there will be a new set of lessons for you - these will be at the top of the list but we will also leave the previous days on in case you need to go back for anything. The new work will go up by 8pm the night before but you don't need to look at it until the morning. 

             If you have any questions or you want to speak to me about anything to do with your learning then please do email me. I will check my emails every day (although the time might not be the same each day). 

We Hope You Had A Very Happy Break!

We are now doing some joint Upper Key Stage 2 Work (UKS2)!        :-) 

You can use the link below to jump to a separate page with the week's work growing each day (where the detail is on screen). Or you can jump to 'Today's Learning' instead (where you can download the relevant files).


We are looking forward to seeing your lovely work!

Good Morning Class 6

Friday 22nd May

Making a million friends is not a miracle…the miracle is to make such a friend who can stand with you when millions are against you. Unknown

 

This is your final day to complete one activity from the grid of mental wellbeing activities. Which have you enjoyed the most? Which have had most of an impression on you?

 

 

Today’s work:

Daily Mile (we usually spend 10 minutes on this at school)

Every Monday-Friday Joe Wicks – The Body Coach – is putting a 30 minute PE lesson on his Youtube channel. It’s fancy dress Friday! As it is a PE day, I would like you to do the whole routine today.

 https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

 

Spag (we usually spend about 15/20mins on this at school)

CGP Punctuation

Mixed practice p34-35

(Don’t forget you have the answer book so you can mark this yourself when you are done).

 

Maths (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

Chapter 13 Lesson 4: Describing Translations p178

L.I. I can translate shapes across a coordinate grid.

If you would like to, have a go at the In Focus game. You will need someone to play against and will need to make some shapes to move.

How did you move your shapes?

When a figure moves 2 steps to the left, what happens to each point in the figure?

We call this movement of a shape, where the shape does not change at all, translation.

When completing a translation, each point of the shape moves according to the instruction.

Read through the Let’s Learn as an example, having a go at answering the question in the speech bubble on p179

 

Then work through the guided practice and WBp137-138

The biggest mistake people make with translation is moving the whole shape by the instruction. As long as you remember to move each point by the instruction then you should be ok.

 

PSHE (we usually spend 30mins on this at school)

L.I. To reflect on my period of home learning

As we come to the end of term 5, we have now had a whole term of learning at home. Reflect on this time you have spent learning at home.

What have you found challenging?

What have you enjoyed?

What have you discovered about yourself?

What have you discovered about how you prefer to learn?

How can you make this new knowledge useful when you return to school?

Please write your response to these questions as a reflection. You could write each question and an answer for each or you might like to write it as one long piece. I would like to see this piece of work so please email it to me when you have finished it (and given it a quick check over!)

 

 

English (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

L.I. I can edit and re-draft my writing.

Over the past 8 weeks you have worked hard on your English, completing the same tasks you would have been doing at school but without the amount of guidance you would normally receive.

 

It is important that we recognise the hard work you have been doing.

 

As such, I would like you to write up your favourite piece of home learning writing. This could be the piece you enjoyed writing the most or the one you are proudest of.

 

Have a quick check of the writing before you start re-drafting it, making any changes you want to, then write up a neat version.

 

Success criteria for your writing

  • I am able to select writing that I have enjoyed or are proud of and can explain my choice.
  • I use my checking and editing skills to re-draft.
  • I take care when re-writing to ensure my work is neat and accurate.

It would be lovely to make a gallery of these on the website so please do email them to me when you have finished. Pictures will be best to go on the website (rather than word documents).

 

 

Guided Reading (we usually spend 15/20mins on this at school)

Hopefully you have been finding reading a good way to spend your time whilst at home. Please send me a book recommendation to add to our list from your reading over this term.

 

Art (We usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

L.I. To build up my Hockney inspired picture using my decision making skills.

Today you will work to build up our final piece of artwork.

How will you need to work to achieve a piece of art you are truly happy with?

Create a process to work through (remember that you will not want to glue images down until you have tried a few different ways of organising them onto the page).

 

Remember to use your sketch for reference when trying out how to arrange your images. When you are happy with the organisation (whether you are overlapping or using a grid format) and you can see your final image clearly, glue your pieces down to create your joiner.

 

I know some of you have completed your joiners – what could you do to take this learning about David Hockney further? Perhaps you could explore your own photography technique, or you could have a go at his latest style of painting, using his iPad?

 

Celebration Act of Worship (We usually spend 30mins on this at school)

Celebrate Learning

 

It has been very strange not being at school.

There are many things that all of us have missed and many things that we have done that we would not normally have time to do. What have you enjoyed learning about in your time at home?

Have you cooked? Read more? Learned how to use the vacuum cleaner?!

 

 

Learning can be done at any time in your life – there is always something new to learn!

Why not say a prayer to God for all the new things that you have learnt and think about what other adventures in learning you could try.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remember:

Proverbs 4:13

Always remember what you have learned. Your education is your life – guard it well.

 

Good Morning Class 6

Thursday 21st May

You’re free to make your own choices, but you will never be free of the consequences of your choices. Srishti

 

Thank you for the amazing video I received yesterday. It really lifted my spirits and it looks like you had good fun filming it. Your personalities really shone through.

 

Have you had a go at one of the wellbeing activities from your grid?

 

 

 

Today’s work:

Daily Mile (we usually spend 10 minutes on this at school)

 

Every Monday-Friday Joe Wicks – The Body Coach – is putting a 30 minute PE lesson on his Youtube channel. See if you can do at least some of this each day (on PE days I will ask you to do the whole routine).

 https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

 

 

Spag (we usually spend about 15/20mins on this at school)

CGP Spelling

Hyphenating prefixes p16

 

(Don’t forget you have the answer book so you can mark this yourself when you are done).

 

Maths (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

L.I. I can draw polygons on a coordinate grid.

Have a look at the In Focus task on p172 of the textbook.

Who is correct?

Have a think about the shapes they are talking about.

What does a trapezium/kite/square look like?

What do you know about the properties of each shape?

See if you can decide where it would be possible to place B to create each shape.

Are there more possibilities for some of the shapes?

Work through the Let’s Learn.

Then complete the Guided Practice and WBp135-136

You will need to draw out the grids for each question today.

 

It would be good to also find 10 minutes for Times Tables Rockstars at some point today.

 

Act of Worship (we usually spend 20/25mins on this at school)

Choose peace

 There are many texts in the Bible that talk about peace. Why not look some of them up:

John 14:27

1 Peter 5:7

John 14:27

 

Which of these verses did you like best?

God promises to leave his peace with people so that they will not be worried.

When you are worried you could ask God to help you to deal with those problems.

I wonder if you are worried about anything at the moment?

Could you talk to God about it? Perhaps write your worries down on a piece of paper. You could give the paper to a trusted adult and ask them to help you or you could say a prayer over the paper to ask God to help you to deal with those worries.

Remember God has said he will be there to hear your concerns.

 

Guided Reading (we usually spend 15/20mins on this at school)

Find a poem that you enjoy. Write an explanation as to why you chose this poem. You might like to have a go at performing it to someone in your family. 

 

One of my favourite poems is "Warning" by Jenny Joseph. Have a look for it online if you get a chance. What is it about this one that you think might appeal to me?

 

English (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

L.I. I make changes to make my meaning clearer and more assertive.

When you have finished your piece of writing about Wonder today I would like you to check and edit your piece thoroughly.

 

You are old hands at using our checking check list so work through this thoroughly, making changes to your writing by crossing out with a neat line.

 

Be self-critical so that you really do make changes that are necessary.

 

Success Criteria for today

  • I have read my work through to check it makes sense.
  • I read it according to the punctuation.
  • I check spellings using a dictionary.
  • I use a thesaurus to improve my word choices.

 

Art (we would usually spend 1h30 on this at school)

L.I. To use cameras and iPads to take photos for my artwork.

What do we need to think about when we are taking our photos/sketching our different images?

You will want to take more photos/sketch more parts than you will use so that you can then select the best images.

 

Work to take the photos you might want to use for your picture. If you are going to draw, start working on each part of your drawing on different pieces of paper.

 

Aim to end up with 9-16 images you will use to put together to create your joiner.

Good Morning Class 6

Wednesday 20th May

 

Believe in life! W.E.B Du Bois

 

Please check in with me if you haven’t done so yet. I would like it if we can start trying to have everyone send me 1 piece of work or something you are doing in your free time, each week. I will be emailing you today for your Book of Hope contributions if I have not received these.

 

Have you had a go at one of the wellbeing activities from your grid?

 

Today’s work:

Daily Mile (we usually spend 10 minutes on this at school)

If you haven’t yet had a go at your personal best challenge this week, why not have a go today?

 

Spag (we usually spend about 15/20mins on this at school)

CGP Grammar

Relative clauses p26

(Remember you have the answer book so can mark this work for yourself)

 

Maths (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

Chapter 13 Lesson 3: Describing position p168

L.I. I can use my knowledge of coordinates to describe the position of points on a grid

Have a look at the In Focus task.

Is it possible to describe the position of each point?

What other information do we need?

Draw a coordinate grid over the points.

Can you now describe the position of each point?

We can now use coordinates to explain where each point is.

 

I predict that across the class we will have different answers for each point.

Why might this be?

This will depend on where you have drawn your grid – see the Let’s Learn for a couple of examples of this.

Work through the Let’s Learn, completing the coordinates.

 

Then work through the guided practice

Challenge: Write as many different possible positions for Point M (Q2) as you can.

Then complete the workbook pages p132-134

You will only need to draw out the grid where you are needing to annotate and work on it.

 

Act of Worship (we usually spend 20/25mins on this at school)

Choose peace

 

Has your house been a place of peace over the last few months?

Has it been difficult for you to adjust to living in the lockdown?

Have you tried to bring peace to difficult or angry situations or is there someone else in your house who brings the peace?

 

Jesus said: “Blessed are the peacemakers”

Why do you think God and Jesus want people to be peacemakers – those who are calm, who can bring an end to situations of tension or unrest?

Can you think of things that you could do around the house to help stop situations getting out of hand?

Perhaps you could write a list of things that you could turn to in difficult situations to help you to calm down.

 

Remember this verse as you write your list:

James 1:19

Take heart; be quick to listen, but slow to speak, and slow to become angry.

 

 

Guided Reading (we usually spend 15/20mins on this at school)

Please do some independent reading today. If you have read a good book recently then why not write a review for me to add to the class page?

 

English (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

L.I. I can use referring forwards and backwards and conjunctions to build cohesion in my writing.

As you write your final piece of writing about Wonder, I would like you to focus on cohesion within your writing. Remember this is the flow that makes the paragraphs feel like they are all part of one piece of writing. You will have 2 days to work on this piece of writing.

 

One way we can build cohesion is by referring forwards and backwards in the text (this assumes the reader will read the whole text).

What phrases are good for guiding the reader around the text?

 

We can also use conjunctions (and connectives). Remember we learnt about 3 types:

adding – to join to similar ideas together

contrasting – to change from one opinion to another

explaining – to link a point with an explanation.

What examples can you remember of each?

Where do you have some lists to refer to?

Write your planned piece about Wonder (either your personal reflection or persuasive argument).

Remember to focus on building cohesion as you write.

 

Success Criteria for your writing

  • I refer to my planning when writing.
  • I use connectives to join each paragraph and to link ideas within paragraphs.
  • I use at least one phrase referring to something I have already said.

 

Have a read through your writing.

What have you included from your plan?

What extra detail have you added beyond your plan?

 

Art (We usually spend 1h30 on this at school)

To sketch out my idea for my own Hockney inspired collage

How does Hockney use photography to build up pictures?

What can you say about the photos he takes?

How does he put them together to make the single image?

You are going to be producing your own picture, ideally taking photos of close up parts and then putting these together in collage to make the picture.

Because we are learning at home, you may need to do this in a different way. If we were at school, we would take photos using the iPad and then print a page of smaller photos to put together (only 1 page of photos to use each). You might not have access to a printer at home, in which case you could either use your computer/ipad to combine the images or you could draw your joiner in the style of Hockney’s photography work.

 

What will you need to consider when designing your picture?

Hockney chooses quite simple images – they are effective and the detail is added through the layering of the photos.

 

Choose an image that they can photograph or sketch at home(it could be landscape or a portrait). In your sketch books  draw the picture as a whole.

 

Over your picture, draw lines to show how you might want to divide the photos up – you may choose to use a grid format or have layering.

Challenge: Add notes to your sketch explaining where you might want to change the aspect or have more of a zoom/close up etc.

Good Morning Class 6

Tuesday 19th May

The purpose of life is a life of purpose. Robert Byrne

 

Please check in with me if you haven’t done so yet. I would like it if we can start trying to have everyone send me 1 piece of work or something you are doing in your free time, each week. If I haven’t received your contribution for our Book of Hopes then please send that to me.

 

Have you had a go at one of the wellbeing activities from your grid?

 

Today’s work:

Daily Mile (we usually spend 10 minutes on this at school)

Every Monday-Friday Joe Wicks – The Body Coach – is putting a 30 minute PE lesson on his Youtube channel. See if you can do at least some of this each day (on PE days I will ask you to do the whole routine).

 https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

 

Spag (we usually spend about 15/20mins on this at school)

CGP Punctuation

Hyphens p32

 

Maths (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

Chapter 13 Lesson 2: Describing position p165

L.I. I can describe positions on a grid.

Look at the In Focus task.

With the given information, how can they can describe the position of the birds?

My friend says she can describe the pink bird as being 8 m away from the birdwatcher.

Is this correct?

What about the direction?

How can we describe that?

Is there a way to describe both the position and direction at the same time?

Work through the rest of the Let’s Learn which puts the birdwatcher and birds onto a coordinate grid so that you can use coordinates to describe the position of the birds.

Remember that for coordinates, we always give the x coordinate (horizontal one) first, then the y (vertical)

 

Work through the guided practice and the workbook p131

You do not need to draw out the coordinate grid unless you are annotating it as part of your working.

(Don’t forget you have the answer book so you can mark this yourself when you are done).

It would be good to also find 10 minutes for Times Tables Rockstars at some point today.

 

 

Act of Worship (We usually spend 20/25mins on this at school)

Share love

 

1 John 3:18

Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.


Thus verse says that Christians should love through actions, not just words and speech.

How do you think that can be done?

Think about the things that you have been doing over the last few weeks in your home and within your community to show and share love.

Think for a moment about what else you could do to show those around you that you love them?

Say this prayer to yourself and take a moment to think about the ways that you can be more loving.

 

Thank you God, for all those who share love with me. Help me, God, to share love through my actions to those living with or near me. Thank you for all the people in this country who have shared love in practical ways through their time, service or generosity.

Amen

 

 

Guided Reading (we usually spend 15/20mins on this at school)

Victims of the Pharaoh’s Curse

 

Read the newspaper report below. Write down all the examples of sensational words and phrases which have been included to add excitement to the story:

 

Yesterday, in the opulent grandeur of the Continental-Savoy Hotel in Cairo, it has to be acknowledged that the hand of fate caught up with George Edward Stanhope Carnarvon. The gentleman who brought the Mummy’s Curse into the world from the mist-ridden past has become, what I might term, its inevitable victim.

 

The 20th Century’s sophistication might lead one to dismiss as superstitious the mysterious plans, potions and passions of an ancient people, but the finger of the pharaoh, King Tutankhamun, has, in less than six months, found the destroyer of his everlasting resting place.

 

Of course, the Earl is not the first. Upon opening the tomb, Eqyptians who gazed open-mouthed at its sculpted guardians with golden, snake head-dresses, were in no way surprised to hear of the death of Carter’s canary by a similar serpent.

 

Breaking News!!!

At the exact second, his lordship passed away, his faithful dog, Susie, gave out a pathetic howl and died on the spot.

 

Those who doubt the tomb’s inscription: “Death shall come on swift wings to him that toucheth the tomb of the Pharaoh” will hope to sleep quietly in their beds.

 

English (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

L.I. I can plan an argument, thinking of evidence to support my points.

We have now finished reading Wonder.

Why do you think I might have chosen it as one of our books for this year?

Despite the fact that it doesn’t link with our topics, I think Wonder is a really important book for us to read as it has lots of good advice and difficult things to think about.

What has Wonder made you stop to think about?

 

Wonder is a unique book in that it has a central character who has disability. This book shines a light on how disabled people are treated and the challenges they face when all they want to do it be treated as normal.

 

How might reading Wonder change your thoughts or feelings towards disabled people?

How might it affect the way you behave in the future?

 

You have a choice of 2 pieces of writing to do. This is going to be your work over the next 3 days (planning, writing and then editing). I would be really interested to read these when you have finished too. 

 

1) Write a personal reflection on what difference reading Wonder has made to you. Think about how you might have thought/behaved towards a disabled person before reading Wonder (you might want to think about when we went to Cheshire Homes). Be honest with yourself too.

Also consider how reading Wonder has challenged your preconceptions (giving evidence of what and how)

Finally, explain how reading Wonder has changed the way you might behave and think in the future.

 

2) Write an argument explaining why Wonder is an important book to read. This is not a balanced argument – you are trying to persuade people to read the book. Think about the central themes in Wonder and what they teach people. Also consider views that might be challenged by reading Wonder.

 

Today you are going to plan. Your planning format it up to you but focus on ensuring you have evidence to support each of your points.

 

Success Criteria for your writing today:

I plan an introduction which summarises what Wonder is about.

 

I have a number of points for my writing – each of these will form a paragraph

 

I refer to the book for evidence of things that have challenged/educated me and can explain what difference they have made.

 

I have a conclusion which sums up why Wonder is a book worth reading.

 

Have a go at convincing someone in your family to read Wonder (using the ideas from your plan).

 

They might be able to give you some feedback on what has been most persuasive – use this to inform your planning.

 

Art (we would usually spend 1 and a half hours on this at school)

L.I. To know who David Hockney is and to understand his technique of “joiners”

L.I. To know who David Hockney is and to understand his technique of “joiners”

We are going to be looking at the artwork of British artist David Hockney (1937-).

Look at the biography on http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/artists/david-hockney 

 

Look at Hockney’s paintings on  http://www.hockney.com/home

Select “works” and have a look at some of Hockney’s work. 

What do you notice about Hockney’s painting style?

What does he tend to paint?

How does he use colour?

How has his style changed since the 1950s?

 

As well as being a painter, Hockney is famous for the art he produces using photography. Look at the photography on the website and explain Hockney’s “joiners” – pictures that are created by collaging photos all of the same object.

http://www.hockney.com/works/photos 

 

Choose one of the pictures of Hockney’s photography work which is of interest to you and sketch it in their sketch books.

 

Challenge: When you have finished your sketch, now sketch just one photo from the collage.

How does Hockney build up the picture as a whole?

What does he focus on for each individual picture?

Good Morning Class 6

Monday 18th May

 

If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it. Jonathan Winters

 

I hope you have all enjoyed the weekend. We are well into our routine now but in case you need a reminder, please:

  • email me to check in and let me know how you are doing.
  • Send me some photos of your work and leisure activities during the week (so that I can give you feedback, add it to the website and include it in the newsletter).
  • If I haven’t yet received your contribution for the Book of Reflections (which was your English work last week) please can you email it to me.

 

This week is Mental Health Awareness week. You already know from our work earlier in the year how important it is to look after our mental health. At the moment, this can be especially tricky. See if you can do one activity each day from the grid in the document below to think about, and look after, your mental well-being.

Today’s work:

Daily Mile (we usually spend 10 minutes on this at school)

Every Monday-Friday Joe Wicks – The Body Coach – is putting a 30 minute PE lesson on his Youtube channel. See if you can do at least some of this each day (on PE days I will ask you to do the whole routine).

 https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

 

Spag (we usually spend about 15/20mins on this at school)

CGP Spelling

Prefixes p15

– tele, mis, anti, photo, circum

 

Maths (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

Chapter 13 Lesson 1: Showing negative numbers p162

L.I. I can use negative numbers for real life contexts

Have a look at the thermometers in the In Focus task.

How would you work out the difference in temperatures?

Draw a number line from -6 to 2°C.

What is the difference between the temperatures?

Remember that in real life, you might see number lines that are horizontal (go across) or vertical (go down).

Where might you see number lines of each type?

Work through the guided practice – you might find it useful to draw out the number lines so that you can then annotate and work on these.

Then complete the workbook pages p129-30

 

Act of Worship (This is usually about 20/25minutes)

Share love

 

1 Corinthians 13: 4-6

Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous, it does not brag, and it is not proud. Love is not rude, is not selfish, and does not become angry easily. Love does not remember wrongs done against it. Love takes no pleasure in evil but rejoices over the truth. Love patiently accepts all things. It always trusts, always hopes, and always continues strong.

 

How would you describe love?

The Bible text above is a very famous description of love and is often used at weddings. Why do you think it is often used at weddings?

Do you agree with it?

There are different ways of showing love. It could be love for family or friends, love for your pets, it does not have to be romantic.

How could you show love in a practical way? Can you be patient or kind or forgiving? Could you try not to be rude or selfish?

 

Think about something that you could do today that shows love – perhaps helping a brother or sister or you parents, perhaps getting in touch with grandparents to say I love you, perhaps playing with a pet and showing them you care.

Say a prayer to God to help you give and share love with others.

Guided Reading (we usually spend 15/20mins on this at school)

Finish reading Wonder (do this before you do English today)

 

English(we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

L.I. I can give my opinions on Wonder

Now you have finished reading Wonder, I want you to spend the lesson reflecting on the story.

What did you think of the ending?

Is it realistic?

How else might the story have ended?

Complete a likes, dislikes, puzzles and patterns grid for Wonder.

 

Likes: What did you like about the story? What did you like about the way it was written?

 

Dislikes (as above)

 

Puzzles: What questions are left unanswered for you?

 

Patterns: What does it remind you of?

 

Science (We usually spend 45/60mins on this at school)

L.I. To be able to identify how plants are adapted to their environment.

How do plants ensure they get enough sunlight and water?

If possible, go for a socially-distanced walk (this could be part of your daily exercise or around your garden) and make notes about any adaptations you notice in the plants around the school which enable them to get a good amount of light and water.

What types of leaves will help get lots of sunlight?

How can a plant collect lots of water?

What about when a plant is in a very dry environment?

You may want to research plants in different habitats on the internet too.

 

Your activity

Here is your scenario to imagine:

A massive meteorite has hit Earth. This has created a large cloud of dark gas that has blocked out a lot of the sunlight, as well as causing less rain to fall. You must design a plant that would be suited to this new environment and would therefore survive long enough to make more plants similar to it.

 

Draw a diagram of your plant and write an explanation explaining how your plant is adapted to the new environment.

 

Music (We usually spend 30mins on this at school)

L.I. To be able to give my preference for music genre and explain why I like this best.

Think back over the different music genres we have looked at this term.

How would you describe each genre?

What are the key characteristics of each genre?

Who are the most well-known artists for this genre?

I would now like them to decide which the best music genre of all time.

Challenge: Include some other genres of music that you have researched on your own.

Write an argument (drawing on their understanding of arguments from English).

Here is a structure with some ideas for each paragraph:

 

Introduction – give some background on your chosen music genres.

Paragraph 1 – Say why your genre is the best

Paragraph 2 – Say why other genres are not as good (challenge with counter arguments

Conclusion -What advice would you give to someone wanting to explore this genre? What songs or artists should they listen to?

Good Morning Class 6

Friday 15th  May

 

Find things that shine and move toward them. Mia Farrow

 

Today’s work:

Daily Mile (we usually spend 10 minutes on this at school)

Every Monday-Friday Joe Wicks – The Body Coach – is putting a 30 minute PE lesson on his Youtube channel. It’s fancy dress Friday! As it is a PE day, I would like you to do the whole routine today.

 https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

 

Spag (we usually spend about 15/20mins on this at school)

CGP Grammar

Clauses p24-25

(Don’t forget you have the answer book so you can mark this yourself when you are done).

 

Maths (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

Chapter 12 Lesson 13

L.I. To consolidate my understanding of geometry from this term.

Have a look at the Maths Journal activity on p159 of TB6b

Beneath each diagram a statement has been written that is true for that diagram (but not necessarily for the other circles).

Spend some time writing as many statements as you can about the three circles (just like the examples given).

 

Then work through the Workbook Chapter 12 review p125-128

Challenge: Return to the textbook and have a go at the Maths Journal activity on p158

 

It would be good to also find 10 minutes for Times Tables Rockstars at some point today.

 

PSHE (we usually spend 30mins on this at school)

L.I. To do something to lift the spirits of my family

It can be difficult at the moment to stay positive when we can’t make as many plans and have things to look forward to.

I would like you to do something to lift the spirits of your family. You might want to plan and run an event at home or make something for them.

Think about your family and what you know would put a smile on their faces. This isn’t the same for everyone.

It would be great to get some feedback from your family afterwards,

How did your actions make them feel?

What was it about what you did that made them feel this way?

It would be great to have examples of your work to upload to the website so that we can thank keyworkers through this medium. You might like to also display your thanks elsewhere too.

 

Guided Reading (we usually spend 15/20mins on this at school)

Continue learning “Leisure” by W H Davies by heart.

Could you perform it to a family member? Maybe a grandparent via Zoom etc?

 

English (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

Use today’s lesson to finish your contribution for our Chevening Book of Hopes and Reflections.

Look at the information for yesterday’s work if you can’t quite remember what to do (or want to start with a reminder).    

         

PE (We usually spend 45 mins on this at school)

Complete the whole Joe Wicks PE lesson that has been uploaded for today (link under the Daily Mile section for today).

Friday is “fancy dress Friday”! Can you dress up for your PE?

Please send me photos of you exercising in your costumes (this will make a great addition to the yearbook!)

 

Act of Worship (We usually spend 30mins on this at school)

Celebrate Creativity

 

Exodus 35:35

He’s gifted them with the know-how needed for carving, designing, weaving, and embroidering in blue, purple, and scarlet fabrics, and in fine linen. They can make anything and design anything.”

 

God created people to be creative.

How many of you have been creative at home during the lockdown?

Have you baked?

Made Lego models?

Painted pictures or cards?

Written stories or songs or poems?

How could you celebrate your creativity today?

Why not try creating a prayer to thank God for creativity without any words? – You could paint, draw, make music or create a natural sculpture.

Good Morning Class 6

Thursday 14th May

You were born an original, don’t become a copy.

 

Today’s work:

Daily Mile (we usually spend 10 minutes on this at school)

 

Every Monday-Friday Joe Wicks – The Body Coach – is putting a 30 minute PE lesson on his Youtube channel. See if you can do at least some of this each day (on PE days I will ask you to do the whole routine).

 https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

 

 

Spag (we usually spend about 15/20mins on this at school)

CGP Punctuation

Single dashes and bullet points p31

 

(Don’t forget you have the answer book so you can mark this yourself when you are done).

 

Maths (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

L.I. I can recognise and draw nets of 3D shapes

Today I would like you to apply your understanding of 3D shapes and nets to make something. What you make is up to you. You could produce a piece of art or something useful, with a purpose in mind. You will need to draw the nets and then build your thing. You might like to think about the design and use of colour too but remember that during the lesson time, the Maths needs to take priority.

I look forward to seeing what you create!

 

It would be good to also find 10 minutes for Times Tables Rockstars at some point today.

 

Act of Worship (we usually spend 20/25mins on this at school)

Search for beauty

Where does the Bible say that beauty comes from?

God sees beauty from the inside, in the way that you act, speak and treat each other.

Who do you know who is beautiful on the inside?

Why do you think that they are beautiful?

Could you create some word art for them with all their special qualities around their name?

You could give them the finished art work and that might help them to feel happy.

 

We are all beautiful, we just have to shine out our beauty for everyone to see.

 

 

 

Guided Reading (we usually spend 15/20mins on this at school)

Over the next 2 days of guided reading, I would like you to learn this well known poem by W.H. Davies. This poem was the daily poem in by book “A Poem for Every Night of the Year” one day last week and feels very apt for the moment. As we have more time at home, going out for daily walks perhaps, and the birds seem to be singing louder, how often are you pausing to appreciate the world in which you live?

 

Spend the next 2 days learning this poem and then see if you can recite it to someone in your family.

 

Leisure – W H Davies

 

What is this life if, full of care,

We have no time to stand and stare?

 

No time to stand beneath the boughs

And stare as long as sheep or cows?

 

No time to see, when woods we pass,

Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.

 

No time to see, in broad daylight,

Streams full of stars, like skies at night.

 

No time to turn at Beauty’s glance.

And watch her feet, how they can dance.

 

No time to wait till her mouth can

Enrich that smile her eyes began.

 

A poor life this if, full of care,

We have no time to stand and stare.

 

English (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

I would like you to spend the next 2 English sessions working on your contribution for our Chevening Book of Hopes and Reflections.

 

Have another watch of the Youtube video for details about what you might like to include.

https://youtu.be/ScMjFN1xT-w​  

 

This is going to be a published book so I am expecting a high level of work from you. If you are writing, use your best vocabulary, widest range of punctuation and check that it is accurate before sending it to me.

 

If you are working on an illustration, this should be similar to the quality of work you would produce in an art lesson, after a period of learning about an artist and exploring different ideas.

 

You might like to plan before you start (I did a brief plan before writing mine, then went back to it a few times, asking my sister to read and edit it too).

 

Finally, so share your contributions with friends and family members – you might inspire them to produce something too.

I am going to expect everyone in the class to email me this piece of work. If that is going to prove a problem for you then please let me know.

 

Computing (we would usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

L.I. To use internet tools for research and word processing tools to present my findings.

The next stop on our race across the world is the Ancient city of Huangyao. Use the tools you have been learning about to locate Huangyao.

 

You are going to be producing a tourist information guide to Huangyao.

How do we do this when we haven’t been to the place ourselves?

What information sources might we use?

Look at the Lonely Planet website page for Huangyao. https://www.lonelyplanet.com/china/huangyao  

This page will give you information and also show you the type of information that might be useful for a traveller.

 

Use the webpage to gather information about Huangyao before writing this out in your own words using Word. Include pictures, using text wrapping to make it sit alongside your text.

Remember to try and use royalty-free images.

What are these?

Why is this important?

 

French (we would usually spend 30mins on this at school)

You have a new Duolingo assignment set. You will have until next Thursday to complete this.

Good Morning Class 6

Wednesday 13th May

 

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller

 

Today’s work:

Daily Mile (we usually spend 10 minutes on this at school)

If you haven’t yet had a go at your personal best challenge this week, why not have a go today?

 

Spag (we usually spend about 15/20mins on this at school)

CGP Spelling

Prefixes p14

– aero, micro, duper, sub, inter

(Remember you have the answer book so can mark this work for yourself)

 

Maths (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

Chapter 12 Lesson 12 p155

L.I. I can recognise and draw nets of 3D shapes

For the In Focus task, can you draw a net to make a square-based pyramid?

Is there more than 1 possible net?

 

Then work through the guided practice and the workbook p123

Challenge: Can you make nets of other 3D shapes?

 

It would be good to also find 10 minutes for Times Tables Rockstars at some point today.

 

Act of Worship (we usually spend 20/25mins on this at school)

Search for beauty

 

Genesis 1:31

‘God saw all that he had made and it was good’

 

Do you see beauty in the world around you?

Have you noticed the birds singing more loudly around you?

Seen more animals in the garden?

Where can you see beauty around you at home?

Share what you think is beautiful with someone else and ask them for what they can see. Take joy in your surroundings and be thankful that you have time at the moment to enjoy all the beautiful things that are in the natural world.

You may like to thank God for creation and all the beautiful things that we can see or hear.

 

Guided Reading (we usually spend 15/20mins on this at school)

Read up to p287 in Wonder.

 

English (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

L.I. I can use the appropriate structure for a news report.

Recap on our work from yesterday.

What are we writing?

What features do we need to include?

 

Today you are going to be redrafting their news report into the appropriate style for the school newspaper (using columns, a headline etc). Reporters rarely get this opportunity due to the speed with which their reports need to be ready.

 

  1. Finish writing your news reports from yesterday and then check and edit this in a different colour.

 

  1. Write your news report up on a new page using the correct structure for a newspaper (headline, columns etc)

 

Success Criteria for today:

I can check and edit my writing thoroughly.

 

I pay attention to changes I have made and include these when redrafting my report.

 

How do you think the tone of a school newspaper might differ to that of a national newspaper?

Why would they be different?

 

Topic (We usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

L.I. To consider how coastal towns have changed over time.

For many years the British seaside was a prime holiday location. Then in the 1960s, this began to change.

What do you think caused this change?

Where did people start going on holiday instead?

The arrival of commercial air travel meant that people swapped their holidays in British resorts for those in Europe (Spain etc) where the weather was more reliable. The appeal of going to a foreign country and sampling a new culture was an element too.

Read http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20150609-britains-seaside-ruins  

What impact might the Coronavirus pandemic have on British holiday resorts – now?

In the next few months?

In the long run?

 

Why is it important to encourage people to continue to visit British coastal towns?

What impact do the visitors have?

Tourism has always been very important for these towns, without people holidaying there, the town has less income and therefore people don’t have as much money to live. Property prices are lower as the area is less desirable and looked after.

 

Think about how you might persuade people to visit a British seaside town. You might like to find out about a specific town and what it has to offer holiday-seekers. This could be a town you have visited yourself.

Mild: Look  at Margate which has undergone huge redevelopment.

 

Produce a flyer to go in a holiday brochure promoting the coastal resort as a holiday destination

 

PE (We usually spend 45mins on this at school – this should take you 30)

Today I would like you to have a go at Flossie’s HIIT workout.

 

Flossie’s exercise routine

Complete each exercise for 30 seconds then follow each with a 30 second break.

 

1.       Hold arms in a T pose and make circular arm movements.

2.       Hold your leg in an L position and make circular leg movements. (15 seconds on each leg)

3.       Squat jumps

4.       Run for 4, hold a balance for 4.

5.       Hold your leg behind against your bottom, then stretch it out behind you.

6.       Burpees

7.       Sit ups with knees held up in the air.

8.       Knee touches while running.

9.       Arms in the air, jumping

10.     Run around, changing the pace at which you run.

-         2 minute break-

     Repeat one more time

Good Morning Class 6

Tuesday 12th May

The world does not know how much it owes to the common kindnesses which so abound everywhere.                                                 J.R. Miller “The Beauty of Kindness”

 

Please check in with me if you haven’t done so yet. I would like it if we can start trying to have everyone send me 1 piece of work or something you are doing in your free time, each week.

 

Today’s work:

Daily Mile (we usually spend 10 minutes on this at school)

Every Monday-Friday Joe Wicks – The Body Coach – is putting a 30 minute PE lesson on his Youtube channel. See if you can do at least some of this each day (on PE days I will ask you to do the whole routine).

 https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

 

Spag (we usually spend about 15/20mins on this at school)

CGP Grammar

Phrases p22-23

 

(Don’t forget you have the answer book so you can mark this yourself when you are done).

 

Maths (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

Chapter 12 Lesson 11 p152

L.I. I can recognise and draw nets of 3D shapes

Read through the Let’s Learn. If you can, find some boxes at home (boxes ready to be recycled are good), as many different shapes as possible.

Carefully unfold the box and look at the net.

What 2D shapes make up the net?

How many faces does the 3D shape have?

Can you fold it back into the original 3D shape?

 

Work through the guided practice. For Q2 you could make pattern blocks or just draw different nets into your book.

Workbook p121-122 . For Q1 you can just write the name of the shape and then draw the corresponding net.

 

It would be good to also find 10 minutes for Times Tables Rockstars at some point today.

 

Act of Worship (We usually spend 20/25mins on this at school)

Create laughter

Ecclesiastes 3:4

There is a time for everything … ‘ a time to weep and a time to laugh,’

 

This Bible text is from a well-known passage that talks about how in life there is a time for everything: for hate, for love, for mourning, for wars and for peace.

 

People feel differently for different reasons – someone might be sad because they know someone who is ill, they might be happy because someone they know is feeling better. You might be feeling sad because you are not at school with your friends – you might also be feeling happy about this!

 

How do you feel today?

Can you cheer someone up? Do you have family who are lonely who you could call?

Do you have friends who you could get in touch with or do you have family who are tired and feeling low who you could cheer up with a kind thought or action?

Try today to bring a smile to someone’s face. It does not have to be a joke but it might be a hug, doing something thoughtful, helping out somewhere.

 

Guided Reading (we usually spend 15/20mins on this at school)

Read from p258-275 “The Fairgrounds” to “Aftermath”

 

This is the part of the story you will be using for English so pay close attention to what happens.

 

English (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

L.I. I can use the appropriate structure for a news report.

Ensure you have read from “The Fairgrounds” to “Home”

 

Spending 10 minutes only, create a timeline of the events leading up to and during August’s run in with the older children. Focus on facts about what happened.

 

You  are going to write a newspaper article about the events at the Fairgrounds for the school newspaper.

How can we get emotion into our news report?

Why is it important to include emotion and to illicit an emotional response from our reader?

Quotes from people involved add a human interest element to their news reports and make the reader feel more invested in the story.

 

What are the features of a news report?

Which can you remember without checking on our writer’s toolkit?

 

Write your news report about the events from this part of the story.

You can have today and tomorrow to write your report.

Challenge: As a reporter, decide where your sympathies lie in this story and write your report with bias, spinning the way you report the events to support your viewpoint.

 

Features of a news report

  • Headline – catchy to grab the reader’s interest
  • Byline – saying who the reporter is.
  • Introduction – summarising the story in a short paragraph.
  • Who, what, where, when, why, how
  • Quotations to give a personal opinion (using inverted commas)
  • Factual evidence
  • Conclusion which explains what might happen with the story next or how it has been resolved.

 

RE (we would usually spend 1 and a half hours on this at school)

How does the Eightfold Path help Buddhists in their lives and can we learn anything for our lives from this?

Think back to your work from last week.

What is the Eightfold Path?

What do each of the eight steps mean?

How might these be seen in action in the world?

 

Look back at your dharma wheel which you drew last week.

Which of the eight steps do you think would be hardest to do?

 

Today I am going to ask you to choose 1 step from the eightfold path to think about in detail.

I would like you to choose the step that you think would best help you to reach the goals you have in your life.

 

In your book, write down:

-         which path you chose

-         why you chose this one

-         what would be challenging about it

-         how you might change

-         how it might affect your life

-         how it might affect the lives of others.

 

You might like to discuss this with other people in the class – I bet you haven’t all chosen the same step on the path! If you would like to email me your thoughts I could add them to the website as an easier way to share with more people in the class.

Good Morning Class 6

Monday 11th May

If plan “A” doesn’t work, just remember: the alphabet has 25 more letters. Unknown

 

I hope you have all enjoyed the long weekend. We are well into our routine now but in case you need a reminder, please:

  • email me to check in and let me know how you are doing.
  • Send me some photos of your work and leisure activities during the week (so that I can give you feedback, add it to the website and include it in the newsletter).

 

Today’s work:

Daily Mile (we usually spend 10 minutes on this at school)

Every Monday-Friday Joe Wicks – The Body Coach – is putting a 30 minute PE lesson on his Youtube channel. See if you can do at least some of this each day (on PE days I will ask you to do the whole routine).

 https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

 

Spag (we usually spend about 15/20mins on this at school)

CGP Punctuation - p30

Dashes for extra information

 

(Don’t forget you have the answer book so you can mark this yourself when you are done).

 

Maths (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

Chapter 12 Lesson 10 p149

L.I. I solve shape problems using scale factors.

Is it possible for triangles to have the same size angles but different sized lengths?

Explain how you know (you might use a diagram for this)

Have a watch of the video below which explains the Let’s Learn.

https://youtu.be/0I_v8-rPk_8

Work through the Let’s Learn and then the guided practice.

Workbook p119-120

 

Challenge: Can you find some real-life examples where ratio and scale factors are used?

 

It would be good to also find 10 minutes for Times Tables Rockstars at some point today.

 

Act of Worship (This is usually about 20/25minutes)

Spend some time today thinking about our school values.

Which ones have you put into practise during lockdown?

How have they helped you? How have they helped others?

You may be finding some of the values more difficult to apply at the moment. Which ones are they?

Why might that be?

 

 

English(we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

L.I. I can write in role, using my reading of Wonder as a guide.

Think about the character of Miranda.

What do you think of her as a person?

What do you think about the way she treats others? (August, Ellie, Via).

Why do you think Miranda lied about being August’s sister?

Why would she want to do this?

How would the lie make her and those around her feel?

You are going to write a diary entry as Miranda.

In your diary entry you should explore:

-       What she has done

-       How she feels about telling the lie

-       Her reasons for lying.

-       How she feels about August and Via

-       What she perceives the outcomes to be of having told the lie.

 

Challenge: Think about how Miranda sounds from the book.

Can you match the language use in your writing to make your diary sound like it has been written by Miranda?

 

Check your writing against the list of parts to include.

Have you included all of the relevant information?

Have you added anything else?

 

 

Guided Reading (we usually spend 15/20mins on this at school)

Please do your reading after English today.

Read up to the end of p258.

 

Music (This is a longer music lesson that is intended to last the afternoon – approx. 1h30)

L.I. To use my understanding of Hip Hop to write and perform my own rap.

Read through the information about Hip Hop music.

Be aware that Hip Hop culture can sometimes be unsuitable – listening to hip hop music needs to be done with care as the lyrics can be explicit and can also have more adult themes.

Listen to It’s Like That by Run DMC – this was a number one in the UK for 6 weeks in 1998. (One of my favourites that I actually bought on single cd – my childhood equivalent of downloading a single track.  The video really encapsulates the historical element of Hip hop beginning with people having parties on the streets in New York.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLGWQfK-6DY

 

For fun: Why not have a dance battle with your family like the one in the video?

 

Listen to the first 1:15 of Rapper’s Delight by the Sugarhill Gang.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLHQYZRPR80

Can you have a go at learning the rap?

 

This song introduces the 3 members of the Sugarhill Gang with each of them performing a rap about themselves.

I would like you to write a rap introducing yourself – you could use the same beat from Rapper’s Delight to perform you rap against.

 

Then write a response to Hip hop music to add to your ongoing piece of work.

Good Morning Class 6

Thursday 7th May

Follow your dreams. It may be a long journey, but the path is right in front of you.

 

Please email any items for the newsletter to me by 12pm. The more contributions the better - otherwise it ends up just being about my week!

 

Today’s work:

Daily Mile (we usually spend 10 minutes on this at school)

 

Every Monday-Friday Joe Wicks – The Body Coach – is putting a 30 minute PE lesson on his Youtube channel. See if you can do at least some of this each day (on PE days I will ask you to do the whole routine).

 https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

 

 

Spag (we usually spend about 15/20mins on this at school)

CGP Spelling p13

Prefixes – auto- , trans-, bi-, tri- and semi-

(Don’t forget you have the answer book so you can mark this yourself when you are done).

 

Maths (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

Chapter 12 Lesson 9 p146

L.I. To be able to draw triangles using given dimensions

Have a go at the In Focus task – can you draw the triangle with only the information provided?

Go through the Let’s Learn to help you or to check if you were right.

Work through the guided practice and the workbook.

 

It would be good to also find 10 minutes for Times Tables Rockstars at some point today.

 

Act of Worship (we usually spend 20/25mins on this at school)

Celebrating VE day

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

You might like to watch the first 1:30 of this video clip showing Winston Churchill’s address to the public following victory in Europe

 

To celebrate the end of the war, communities came together and had parties in the street. They made bunting to decorate the street.  Could you create some prayer bunting? It could be about:

• Giving thanks for all those who served.

• Comfort for those who remember hard and difficult times during WW2.

• For those who lost loved ones.

• Giving thanks for the victory and peace that came with the end of the war. 

• Praying for continued peace in our world

Do you think communities will celebrate like this at the end of lockdown?

 

 

Guided Reading (we usually spend 15/20mins on this at school)

Read the rest of August’s chapter and all of Miranda’s (up to p248)

 

English (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

L.I. The style of my writing suits its purpose.

Finish writing your eulogy for Daisy. If you need to, look back at yesterday’s work to remind you of what to do.

 

Computing (we would usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

L.I. To consider what other information a traveller might need and how to go about finding this using the internet

The next place to reach on their travels is Tashkent.

Find Tashkent using Google.

What else might a traveller need to know before going to a place?

Think about what your travellers might need to know before arriving in Tashkent.

Then use search engines to find out this information before writing up a guide to Tashkent.

 

You could think about including:

Mild: Climate, places to stay, things to see

Spicy: All of mild as well as some key phrases and currency information.

Hot: Some suggested accommodation for a variety of different budgets.

 

French (we would usually spend 30mins on this at school)

You have a new Duolingo assignment set. You will have until next Thursday to complete this.  

This year the May Day Bank Holiday was moved to today in order to mark VE day.

 

Perhaps you can find out a little about VE Day and then commemorate it in some way.

You might like to watch this video as a starting point: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-ve-day/z7xtmfr

Class 4 have been finding out about VE day as part of their learning on WW2. Have a look at their special VE day section on their class page (see the link below called "Remembering VE Day").

 

Please send through some pictures of what you and your family choose to do to mark this important occasion; you might be taking part in a socially-distanced street party or learning "We'll meet again" to sing on your doorstep. Whatever you choose to do, we'd like to hear about it. 

 

Here are some other links to ideas if you aren’t sure what to do:

https://ve-vjday75.gov.uk/

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/inspire-me/ve-day/

 

Mrs McLean has also prepared an additional Act of Worship to mark VE Day:

“On this day, we commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day. We give thanks for all who played their part in achieving victory in the Second World War. We remember with sorrow all those who were killed and whose lives were changed forever.“

 

Taken from the 70th VE remembrance service.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8of3uhG1tCI&feature=youtu.be- 

 

This was a well-known song of the time, as you listen, think about the things that you wrote on your bunting for yesterday's Act of Worship.

 

Good Morning Class 6

Wednesday 6th May

 

Cherish that which is within you. Chuang Tzu

 

Please check in with me today if you have not done so already this week. I am really enjoying having more of your work sent to me. If you haven't done that yet this week, remember to do this today and tomorrow. As it is a bank holiday on Friday, I will also need items for the newsletter by tomorrow lunchtime. 

 

Today’s work:

Daily Mile (we usually spend 10 minutes on this at school)

If you haven’t yet had a go at your personal best challenge this week, why not have a go today?

 

Spag (we usually spend about 15/20mins on this at school)

CGP Grammar

Paragraphs p21

(Remember you have the answer book so can mark this work for yourself)

 

Maths (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

Chapter 12 Lesson 8 p142

L.I. To be able to draw quadrilaterals using given dimensions

Work through the Let’s Learn. Make sure you read the speech bubbles too.

If you don’t have a protractor at home then you won’t be able to measure the angles -if you have a protractor then please do this bit too.

Work through the Workbook pages too.

It would be good to also find 10 minutes for Times Tables Rockstars at some point today.

 

Act of Worship (we usually spend 20/25mins on this at school)

 

Nehemiah 8:10 (NIV) “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and share and send some to those who have nothing prepared.”

 

Do you think this Bible passage is an example of people being kind?

Do you think it is important to choose kindness?

How would our world look if everyone chose kindness?

What could you do today to choose kindness?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear God, please show me if one of my family members (or friends) need me to be extra kind to them today. Thank you. Amen.

 

Guided Reading (we usually spend 15/20mins on this at school)

Watch this video where I share some more extracts from The Book of Hopes.

https://youtu.be/HlvtuHWh3Qg

How do these make you feel?

Which ones do you like most? Why?

 

We are going to be creating our own Book of Hopes (more information will come about this next week). Start having a think about your contribution.

Would you write or draw?

What would you write? Fiction? Poetry? Non-fiction?

You might like to start drafting out some ideas although at this point you don’t have to.

 

English (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

L.I. The style of my writing suits its purpose.

Read “Goodbye” and “Daisy’s Toys” p220-225

Today you are going to write a eulogy for Daisy.

Why do you think August hadn’t realised that Daisy was sick?

What might this make us think about him?

How does the end of the chapter signal a change in August?

 

A eulogy is a speech that someone gives at a funeral about the person who has died.

They can reflect on the person’s life, share important stories about them and explain how the speaker feels about the person who has died.

What might the Pullman’s say about Daisy in their eulogy?

What sort of tone will be appropriate?

How will we achieve this?

Eulogies are quite sombre by nature of being read at a funeral however they are heartfelt and may include some light-hearted anecdotes so can be quite informal.

 

Write a eulogy about Daisy from the point of view of one of the Pullman’s (their choice).

 

It might be a good idea to plan (briefly) before you start writing today.

 

In your eulogy you should include:

-         The story of how Daisy came to be in their family (because they would all mention   this).

-         What they loved about Daisy.

-         How Daisy helped August.

-         What life will be like without her.

 

You will have today and tomorrow to write your eulogy.

 

What do you think Daisy would say about each of the Pullman’s

What would her take on each of the family be?

What advice might she give them?

 

Topic (We usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

L.I. To understand what causes coastal erosion

What is erosion?

If you can, use sand or rice to make a small mound in a tray or similar.

What happens if you gently pour water around the edge of the mound?

You should see that some of the sand or rice is carried away by the water but not too much.

What happens if you drop water on the mound from a bit of a height, with some force?

You should see much more damage done to the mound.

 

This is what is happening when water hits the cliffs (particularly during times of high wind and storm). Water hitting the cliff can wear it down – especially when there is soft rock. When lower parts of the cliff become undermined, this weakens the cliff overall and can lead to rockslides.

Watch https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z7fr87h which explains this a little more.

 

Create a comic strip explaining how cliffs are eroded by the sea.

 

Challenge: How is climate change impacting on coastal erosion?

Think about changes to the sea level and weather.

Can you include warnings on this within your comic strip?

 

PE (We usually spend 45mins on this at school – this should take you 30)

Today I would like you to have a go at Evie’s HIIT workout.

 

Evie’s exercise routine

Complete each exercise for 30 seconds then follow each with a 30 second break.

 

1.        Squat stretch jumps, break

2.        Burpees, break

3.        Sit ups, break

4.        Press ups, break

5.        Shoulder taps, break

6.        Plank, break

7.        Jumping jacks, break

8.        High knee jogging, break

9.        Heel flicks, break

10.      Squats

-         2 minute break-

     Repeat one more time

Good Morning Class 6

Tuesday 5th May

Winners never quit and quitters never win. Vincent Lombardi.

 

Please check in with me if you haven’t done so yet. I would like it if we can start trying to have everyone send me 1 piece of work or something you are doing in your free time, each week.

 

Today’s work:

Daily Mile (we usually spend 10 minutes on this at school)

Every Monday-Friday Joe Wicks – The Body Coach – is putting a 30 minute PE lesson on his Youtube channel. See if you can do at least some of this each day (on PE days I will ask you to do the whole routine).

 https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

 

Spag (we usually spend about 15/20mins on this at school)

CGP Grammar book

Brackets for extra information p28

(Don’t forget you have the answer book so you can mark this yourself when you are done).

 

Maths (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

Chapter 12 Lesson 7 p138

L.I. I can solve problems involving angles in a circle.

Look at the In Focus task.

How many of the angles could you find?

Challenge: Is it possible to find the size of some of the angles in more than one way?

Read through the Let’s Learn then have a go at the Guided practice and the Workbook.

(Remember when reading the names of angles, you follow the lines in the order of the letters – the middle letter is the point of the angle).

 

It would be good to also find 10 minutes for Times Tables Rockstars at some point today.

 

Act of Worship (We usually spend 20/25mins on this at school)

Finding kindness

There is a story in the Old Testament about a lady called Ruth. When she arrived in Bethlehem with her mother in law, Naomi, they didn’t have any money or food to eat. Boaz took pity on Ruth and allowed her to gather up the corn that was left after the field had been harvested. He also gave her food and drink during the day. This changed Ruth’s life and enabled her to feed herself and her mother in law.  Boaz didn’t need to do this, but he was a kind man and knew he could help and make a difference in the lives of those who didn’t have any food. He knew it was right to be kind and help others.

Are you always kind? Do you always think of others before yourself?

Sometimes we choose not to be kind because it might be too embarrassing.

Whenever you are finding it hard to be kind you may have to dig deep within yourself and ask God to help you. Why not say the prayer to help:

Dear God, I want to be kind. Help me to be kind even when I don’t feel like it or when I don’t think the other person deserves it. Amen

 

Guided Reading (we usually spend 15/20mins on this at school)

https://youtu.be/qZ3u1FN2GWI   

Today I want to share a book with you called “The Book of Hopes”.  This  has been curated by Katherine Rundell (the author of Rooftoppers) and is available free online. The book has been dedicated to careworkers in the NHS.

Why do you think this book has been made?

Why has it been released for free?

This is a good example of the power of books – by publishing it free anyone can access it and share the messages within.

 

Over the next 2 days I am going to read them some extracts from The Book of Hopes that are particular favourites of mine. You can read the book here: https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/9-12/book-hopes/  

 

English (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

L.I. I can use ideas from the story and inferences I have made and develop these in my writing.

Read “Via’s secret” and “My Cave” p216-219

 

Think about Via, Mum and August and how they would be feeling after dinner.

How would each character be feeling?

Why would they be feeling like that?

Might they have any mixed feelings?

 

What would Via say to August about this?

How would she explain the way she is feeling?

Do you think Via would be completely honest?

Are there some things she might feel but not tell August?

 

You are going to explore Via’s feelings about what has just happened by writing one of the following (your choice):

-         a letter to August from Via, explaining why she didn’t tell him about the play and how she feels about her school knowing about him.

-         Via’s diary following on from dinner exploring how she feels towards Mum and August and about the situation.

Challenge – write the diary option, explaining what Via might feel able to say to August and what she feels she still has to keep to herself.

Success Criteria for your writing

  • I can explain how Via is feeling and the reasons for this.
  • I think about the purpose of my writing and adapt my style accordingly.
  • My writing is accurate

How will the diaries and letters written be different?

 

RE (we would usually spend 1 and a half hours on this at school)

How does the Eightfold Path help Buddhists in their lives and can we learn anything for our lives from this?

 

Have a look at this picture.

What do you think it might be?

What do you think it might mean?

The symbol is a reminder of the Buddha’s first sermon in a deer park. He turned the ‘Dharma’ wheel or started teaching (dharma) so that Buddhists would know how to live and find enlightenment for themselves. The eight-spoked wheel is a ‘dharmachakra’ and symbolises Buddha’s authority and his compassion in helping others on the way. Each spoke represents one of the teachings known as the Eightfold Path. They are techniques for overcoming the Suffering Buddha taught about in the Four Noble Truths.

 

These are the 8 parts of the path (beginning with right view and working round to right mindfulness)

What do you think each part of the path means for how Buddhists should behave and live their lives?

 

  1. Right Viewpoint - Realising the Four Noble Truths
  2. Right Values - Commitment to mental and ethical growth 
  3. Right Speech - One speaks in a non-hurtful, not exaggerated, truthful way
  4. Right Actions - Wholesome action, avoiding action that would do harm
  5. Right Livelihood - One's job does not harm in any way oneself or others; directly or indirectly
  6. Right Effort - One makes an effort to improve)
  7. Right Concentration - State where one reaches enlightenment and the ego has disappeared
  8.  
  9. Right Mindfulness - Mental ability to see things for what they are with clear consciousness 

Note that the last 2 are sometimes put the other way round.

 

Today I would like you to draw a Dharma wheel. On it, write down the names of each point on the Eightfold Path.

I would then like you to write, in your own words, what each of these points means for Buddhists. This website might help you https://clearvision.education/students/#12-14_Noble-Eightfold-Path

 

 

Good Morning Class 6

Monday 4th May

A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. Father Faber

 

Happy Star Wars Day!!! (May the 4th…May the Force…)

I hope you have all had a good weekend. Today would normally be a bank holiday but this year it is not. Do you know why? Please remember to check in with me and send me an example of your work by Thursday lunchtime. 

 

Today’s work:

Daily Mile (we usually spend 10 minutes on this at school)

Every Monday-Friday Joe Wicks – The Body Coach – is putting a 30 minute PE lesson on his Youtube channel. See if you can do at least some of this each day (on PE days I will ask you to do the whole routine).

 https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

 

Spag (we usually spend about 15/20mins on this at school)

CGP Spelling book

Prefixes – im-, in-, il- and ir-

p12

(Don’t forget you have the answer book so you can mark this yourself when you are done).

 

Maths (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

Chapter 12 – Lesson 6 p134

L.I. I can name parts of circles and explain the relationship between diameter and radius.

Look at the In Focus task.

What different parts of a circle are labelled?

Can you explain what each of these terms mean:

radius?

diameter?

centre?

What do you notice about the relationships between the different parts?

E.g. you will notice that the diameter goes through the centre of the circle.

Can you write an algebraic expression for the relationship between the radius and diameter?

The diameter is 2 x the radius so we would write this as d = 2r

 

If possible, use a piece of string (or wool) to estimate the circumference (distance all the way around a circle) of the circles in Let’s Learn 2. Complete the table for each circle.

Challenge: What do you notice about how the radius and circumference are related?

 

Work through the guided practice and the workbook pages.

 

It would be good to also find 10 minutes for Times Tables Rockstars at some point today.

 

Act of Worship (This is usually about 20/25minutes)

Seeking joy

Romans 15:13 May God, the source of hope, fill you with all joy and peace.

Do you ever feel like jumping for joy?

Many people in the Bible jumped and leapt for joy after they had met and been healed by Jesus.

Can you think of a time that you were so happy that you wanted to jump around?

What made it such a joyful time?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Some people make a jar of things for which they are thankful. Things that they would like to do once lockdown is over.

What would you put in a jar?

You might have already started a jar following our PSHE from the week before last. Can you think of anything else to add to it?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guided Reading (we usually spend 15/20mins on this at school)

Read to the end of p215 in Wonder

 

English(we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

L.I. I select words to emphasise the idea I want to get across.

Re-read “Hearing Brightly” p214/15

How does August feel now that he can hear?

Go back through the chapter and pick out the different ways that August describes what it is like to hear properly (you could make a list of these).

Which of these would we normally associate with sound?

Think about these descriptions that August uses:

 “hearing brightly”

“the ocean just wasn’t living in my head anymore”

“I could hear sounds like shiny lights in my brain”

What do these mean?

What does it tell us as a reader?

 

Imagine that you have regained a sense for the first time (being able to see, move, smell). Create a spider diagram with each regained sense as a leg of your spider.

Around each of your ideas, write down some phrases you might use to describe what regaining that sense is like.

Challenge: Can you think of some metaphorical phrases like August uses?

 

Write a poem about what it might be like to regain a lost sense. Draw on the ideas in your mind map. You might like to use a thesaurus (including an online thesaurus if you don’t have one) to extend your word choices.

 

Challenge: Include some metaphorical ideas like we have discussed.

 

Success Criteria

  • I can select words or phrases which have been used to describe.
  • I can explain their impact on the reader.
  • I can describe senses in unexpected ways.
  • I choose words which will help the reader to understand what I am imagining.
  •  

Science (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

L.I. To understand that animals are adapted in different ways to survive in different environments

There are 7 processes that all living things (plants and animals) need to do in order to survive.

What do think these might be?

 

They are:

  • Moving (you may not think that plants move, some like Venus flytraps make sudden movements but other plants will turn or open their leaves towards the sun)
  • Reproduction (this means creating offspring)
  • Sensing (Humans rely on 5 senses – touch, taste, hearing, sight and feel)
  • Nutrition (this is taking in food)
  • Excretion (this is getting read of unwanted substances – including sweating and pooing!)
  • Respiration (breathing)
  • Growing

We can remember this by thinking about MRS NERG (a living thing whose name is made up of the first letter of each of the processes).

 

Think about a fish.

How is a fish designed to be able to do all of these things in water?

Moving – it has fins to allow it to swim.

Reproduction – lays lots of eggs as the threat to the survival of the eggs is greater.

Sensing – deep sea fish develop lights/phosphorescence which improves their ability to see in the dark, deep water.

 

Nutrition – fish eat sea plants and other fish.

Excretion – fish can poo too

Respiration – fish have gills which allow them to breathe underwater.

Growing – fish continue to grow.

 

How is this different to the life processes of a parrot?

How is it the same?

Find out about an animal that lives in the desert, arctic, rainforest, ocean or grassland. Draw a picture of an animal for each environment and explain how it is adapted to be able to do all of the 7 life processes in their habitat.

 

Mild: Choose 1 animal from  one of the habitats

Spicy: Choose 2 animals from contrasting environments.

Hot: Draw and write about an animal from each of the environments.

 

Music (We usually spend 45mins on this at school)

L.I. To give my own opinion on Disco music, explaining what I like and dislike about it.

Read through the information about Disco music.

 

Do some research of famous disco songs (taking note of the age of the songs – they should be from the 1970s and possibly early 80s), listen to some examples and create a top 5 playlist of the songs you like best.

 

Write your response to disco music, adding to your work on different music genres.

Good Morning Class 6

Friday 1st May

Do all the good you can,

By all the means you can,

In all the ways you can,

In all the places you can,

At all the times you can,

To all the people you can,

As long as you ever can.

John Wesley

 

Today’s work:

Daily Mile (we usually spend 10 minutes on this at school)

Every Monday-Friday Joe Wicks – The Body Coach – is putting a 30 minute PE lesson on his Youtube channel. It’s fancy dress Friday! As it is a PE day, I would like you to do the whole routine today.

 https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

 

Spag (we usually spend about 15/20mins on this at school)

CGP Grammar

Sentences p20

Don’t forget you have the answer book so you can mark this yourself when you are done).

 

Maths (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

Chapter 12 Lesson 5 p131

L.I. I can solve problems involving angles in triangles and quadrilaterals

Cut out a regular hexagon and pentagon (this means all the sides and angles are the same length) – you might find it easiest to trace the ones in the book.

Mark the angles as shown in the In Focus task then have a go at finding out their size.

Hint:

Can you make other shapes from the pentagon and hexagon?

Can you use shapes whose sum of angles you have already learnt?

Work through the Let’s Learn then complete the guided practice (note – you are not finding the size of each individual angle but the combined angles for the shape).

Work through Wbp109-110 – Don’t be put off by the diagrams, they look more complicated than they actually are.

 

It would be good to also find 10 minutes for Times Tables Rockstars at some point today.

 

PSHE (we usually spend 30mins on this at school)

L.I. To consider the people who are helping us at the moment

We have all heard the term “keyworkers”.

What makes someone a keyworker?

What types of jobs do keyworkers do?

You might have seen or heard about something that people have been doing to thank key workers for the jobs they are doing. These might be their normal jobs but they are not able to stay safe at home and many of them are having to work longer hours to cover for colleagues who are unwell.

 

For your PSHE this week I would like you to think of a way to thank the keyworkers who are working up and down the country. You might have already made some rainbows to display so perhaps think more creatively – some celebrities have written songs, books, designed t-shirts. There are lots of ideas! You might also like to think of a particular group of keyworkers to focus on.

 

It would be great to have examples of your work to upload to the website so that we can thank keyworkers through this medium. You might like to also display your thanks elsewhere too.

 

Guided Reading (we usually spend 15/20mins on this at school)

Read your own choice of book – if you are stuck for a recommendation then why not have a look on the class page of the website?

 

English (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

L.I. I can check and edit my writing

Read through your argument so far.

Then read through your plan.

What do you have left to write to complete your argument?

Use the first part of your time to complete your argument. You might like to use the debate on the website for some more ideas. 

 

Then I would like you to check and edit your argument, working through the checking check list.

 

If you would like, you could then type up your argument for me to upload to the website (you could also rewrite it with the changes and take a photo).

 

Success Criteria for today:

  • I have read my writing aloud to check it makes sense.
  • I read it aloud again according to the punctuation.
  • I have used a range of conjunctions, using a thesaurus to vary my choices further.
  • I have developed my points with examples, then saying how these examples support my point.

                   

PE (We usually spend 45 mins on this at school)

Complete the whole Joe Wicks PE lesson that has been uploaded for today (link under the Daily Mile section for today).

 

Celebration Act of Worship (We usually spend 30mins on this at school)

Seeking Joy

Nehemiah 8:10  (NIV) ‘For the joy of the Lord is your strength.

What do you think joy means?

Christians find their strength and joy in God. Knowing that they can trust and rely on God brings joy and happiness.

What or who brings you joy?

What could you do to show joy today?

 

Today, or over the weekend see if you can do:

  1. Something that brings you joy
  2. Something to show joy
  3. Something to bring joy to others.

Good Morning Class 6

Thursday 30th April

To each, his own is beautiful. Latin Proverb

 

Today’s work:

Daily Mile (we usually spend 10 minutes on this at school)

Every Monday-Friday Joe Wicks – The Body Coach – is putting a 30 minute PE lesson on his Youtube channel. See if you can do at least some of this each day (on PE days I will ask you to do the whole routine).

 https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

 

Spag (we usually spend about 15/20mins on this at school)

CGP Punctuation

Mixed Practice p26

(Don’t forget you have the answer book so you can mark this yourself when you are done).

 

Maths (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

Chapter 12 Lesson 4 p129

L.I. I can find missing angles in quadrilaterals

Compare and classify geometric shapes based on their properties and sizes and find unknown angles in any triangles, quadrilaterals, and regular polygons.

Can you prove that the girl’s statement is correct?

Try measuring or cutting out a range of quadrilaterals.

Then work through the guided practice and WBp107-108

 

It would be good to also find 10 minutes for Times Tables Rockstars at some point today. We are well in the lead with the battle against Class 5!

 

Act of Worship (we usually spend 20/25mins on this at school)

Being thankful

How many of you have been going outside on a Thursday evening to clap for the NHS and other keyworkers? Many of you will have family members or friends who are involved in caring for people who are unwell or keeping essential services going in these tough times.

As a country, we are very grateful for the care that these people have shown.

Take a moment of reflection to think about all the things that you would thank these people for and then say the following prayer about our NHS workers:

Dear God, we thank you for all the doctors and nurses who have given their time and energy to take care of all those who are unwell. We ask that you protect each of them and their families and fill them with your strength. Amen.

 

Guided Reading (we usually spend 15/20mins on this at school)

Start reading Section 6 – August p205 up to the end of p215

 

English (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

L.I. I can write an argument using evidence from the text as well as real life examples to support my point.

Today you will be completing your arguments which you started yesterday. Here is an example paragraph using a real life example to support Justin’s viewpoint.

 

If you consider the current crisis facing the world – the Coronavirus pandemic. It would be easy to say that the universe is not taking care of all of its birds because anyone can catch the virus (and in fact the vulnerable are most at risk). However, if we pause for a moment, think about how society has adapted to take greater care of people.

   As a whole nation, we have all limited our daily lives to protect the most vulnerable. We have stopped doing all of those things we enjoy. Furthermore, people are going out of their way to help others: neighbours are shopping for those who are shielding, manufacturers are changing the products they make to provide more PPE (Personal protective equipment) for medical staff and colleagues and friends are checking in with one another to give a boost where it is needed. The pandemic may be having awful consequences, but the universe has allowed compassion to thrive to provide some comfort during this.

 

Begin writing your arguments which you planned yesterday.

Check and edit your writing when you have finished.

 

Success Criteria for your writing today:

  • I have an introduction explaining the issue being discussed.
  • I give evidence from August’s experience to support my views.
  • I can also give evidence from real life examples to support my views.
  • I have a conclusion which explains what I think and what I would like the reader to do as a result

 

Have you had a look at the class debate yet?

If you would like to come back with some further points then please do and I will upload these as well.

 

Computing (we would usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

L.I. To understand how to refine my search using search engines to make my results more reliable

For the next leg of your journey you need to travel from Delphi to Baku.

Use Google Maps/Earth to find out where Baku is.

Once you have done that, look at the map and suggest a route you would take (before using the directions tool – just looking at the map).

What methods of transport would you use?

Now use the directions function to map out a route.

Is this the same as your route?

I was thinking of using a ferry/boat to cross from Greece to Turkey – on the map this appears the most direct option.

Use the search functions to map out a journey from Greece to Turkey using the ferry.

The map out the bus route and determine which is going to be better – ferry to Turkey or bus that goes around the coast.

 

Add an explanation into your travel guide as to how to choose a route – shortest on a map not always being the easiest route to take!

French (we would usually spend 30mins on this at school)

You have a new Duolingo assignment set. You will have until next Thursday to complete this.  

Good Morning Class 6

Wednesday 29th April

 

Don’t wait until you know who you are to get started. Austin Kleon

 

If you haven’t yet checked in this week please do so today. Keep sending work and what you have been up to at home for the website and newsletter. It would be great if everyone could send me one thing each week.  

Today’s work:

Daily Mile (we usually spend 10 minutes on this at school)

If you haven’t yet had a go at your personal best challenge for Mrs Roll, why not have a go today?

 

Spag (we usually spend about 15/20mins on this at school)

CGP Spelling

Prefixes – un and de – p11

(Don’t forget you have the answer book so you can mark this yourself when you are done).

 

Maths (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

Today’s lesson is a bit of a tricky one. Have a go but if you aren’t too sure just try answering the questions using the methods you have learnt so far.

Chapter 12 Lesson 3 p126

L.I. I can find missing angles in triangles.

Cut out some triangles on paper.

How can you show that the angles of the triangle add up to 180˚?

If you have a protractor then you can measure them, you could also use cutting and rearranging to prove it.

When you have had a go, work through the Let’s Learn.

Work through the guided practice and then WB p105-106

 

It would be good to also find 10 minutes for Times Tables Rockstars at some point today.

 

Act of Worship (we usually spend 20/25mins on this at school)

Being hopeful

What do you think of when you hear the word hope?

Look the meaning up in a dictionary. The Bible reminds Christians that God is their strength and refuge, the foundation that they need when things are going wrong.

What are you hopeful about?

 I wonder how you can be the hope?

Could you could be the strong foundations for someone else by being hopeful about a situation?

Could you give some encouraging words or remain positive even in difficult times?

Pray today for those who need hope, ask God to give them strength and joy and hope for the future.

 

Guided Reading (we usually spend 15/20mins on this at school)

Read “The Universe” p204

I would read this a couple of times to give yourself a chance to think about what Justin is saying here.

Do you agree? (We are going to think about this idea in English today)

 

English (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

L.I. I can identify main events from the story and elaborate on these in my writing.

Ensure that you have read the whole of Justin’s chapter.

Think about the ending of the chapter.

“It (the universe) takes care of its most fragile creations in ways we can’t see. Like with parents who adore you blindly. And a big sister who feels guilty for being human over you. And a little gravelly-voiced kid whose friends have left him over you. And even a pink-haired girl who carries your picture in her wallet. Maybe it is a lottery, but the universe makes it all even out in the end. The universe takes care of all its birds”.

Do you agree?

Can you think of any real life examples to support the idea that actually the universe does take care of everyone (all its birds)? (Do email me if you aren’t sure about this and I can share some ideas).

Can you think of any evidence to the contrary – that not everyone is taken care of?

Plan an argument saying whether they agree or disagree with Justin’s statement: The universe takes care of its most fragile creations”.

 

You can choose your planning format however personally, I would use a spider diagram.

 

You will have 3 lessons to complete this piece of writing: 1 to plan, 1 to write and 1 to finish and then edit.

 

Success Criteria

  • I can think about my own views on a topic.
  • I can give evidence to support my view.
  • I can provide counter arguments to respond to the opposite viewpoint.
  • I can plan all of these elements into my own argument.

 

I wonder if we can spark a class debate on this? Send me your thoughts on Justin’s statement and I will upload some for you to start thinking about.

 

Topic (We usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

L.I. To be able to explain how headlands and bays are formed.

Our coastline is made up of areas of hard rock, separated by areas of softer rocks.

Challenge: Find out examples of hard rocks and soft rocks

 

When waves come into the shore they erode the rock. This means they wear it away.

Soft rock is eroded faster than hard rock which is why bays form. The soft rock in the bay is worn away and the hard rock remains to form headlands.

Headlands are still eroded by the sea just at a much slower rate.

 

Draw a diagram and explain how bays are formed.

Do some research to identify bays (and headlands) in the UK.

Mild: Do a list of names and locations.

Spicy: Draw a map of the UK and label the bays

Challenge: Research the difference between wide bays and circular bays.

 

PE (We usually spend 45mins on this at school – this should take you 30)

Today we will try out Nikos’ HIIT routine:

Each exercise is done for 30 seconds with a 30 second break after.

1. Run on spot with high knees for 30sec

2. Jumping jacks.

3. Static legs and bend to the side with a stretched arm.

4. Static legs and twist to the side(bring hands to hips or chest)

5. Squats (hands to hips or in front of you)

6 .Lift your left leg straight in front of you and try to touch your toes with right hand then alternate sides (try not to hunch)

7. Mountain climber

8. Push ups (you can bend your knees to make it a little easier)

9. Sit ups

10. Stand tall and on your toes and then stretch your arms upwards.

 

Have a 2 minute break and then repeat each exercise with the break in.

Challenge: For your second go through, can you do 35 seconds of exercise and 25 seconds of rest?

Good Morning Class 6

Tuesday 28th April

There are many great deeds done in the small struggles of life. Victor Hugo

 

If you have any examples of work from yesterday that you would like to go on the website them please email these to me (equally if you do any today that you want me to upload, send them over). If I haven’t had a check-in email from you this week yet please remember to do so!

Today’s work:

Daily Mile (we usually spend 10 minutes on this at school)

Every Monday-Friday Joe Wicks – The Body Coach – is putting a 30 minute PE lesson on his Youtube channel. See if you can do at least some of this each day (on PE days I will ask you to do the whole routine).

 https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

 

Guided Reading (we usually spend 15/20mins on this at school)

I have swapped SPAG and guided reading over today so that you can try out the youtube video clip before Maths. 

We are going to start using Youtube videos to support our learning. These might be short clips explaining an approach in Maths or an example of shared writing. I might use it to demonstrate how I would like you to lay out your work. I won’t upload videos every day; it will be when they are going to be useful and add to our learning.

I have created a video to test out how it might work. This contains a short poetry activity for you to have a go at. Watch the video, having a go at pausing and rewinding it as you need to. Any questions or difficulties then please let me know.

This is the link to the video: https://youtu.be/diPVIHbmFqk​ 

 

Maths (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

Chapter 12 – Lesson 2  p122

L.I. I can solve problems involving angles.

Look at the In Focus task and read through Q1-3 of the Let’s learn. Go back to the In Focus task and see if you can use the same approach to find out the size of the angles in the angles on a straight line.

I have uploaded a video of me working through the In Focus which you might like to watch, especially if you are unsure:

https://youtu.be/XyOUAwZqyGA

Then read Q4 to see if you were correct.

Work through the guided practice and then Wb p103-104

 

It would be good to also find 10 minutes for Times Tables Rockstars at some point today.

 

Act of Worship (We usually spend 20/25mins on this at school)

Building friendships

Think about your friends, maybe you have picture of them you could look at, if not, think about an image of them in your head. Maybe they are friends at school or at Brownies or cubs, swimming or football.

As you think about each of them in turn, thank God for them.

Think about something that you really like about each of them and think about what they might say about you as their friend.

How could you build stronger friendships with them in these difficult times?

Could you get in touch by letter? Phone call?

Why not get in touch with one of them to tell them what you have been doing and let them know that they are valued?

 

Spag (we usually spend about 15/20mins on this at school)

CGP Grammar book

Mixed Practice p16

(Don’t forget you have the answer book so you can mark this yourself when you are done).

 

English (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

L.I I am able to read at length, understanding what I am reading.

For your English today I would like you to read on – you will not need to do a written piece of work today but the reading is important to get us up to the right part in the story for our next writing activity.

 

Read Justin’s section of the book, up to p203, the end of “bird”

What do you notice about the way that Justin’s section is written?

How did you find reading this?

Justin’s writing does not fit the rules (I would be very unhappy if you wrote without capital letters like Justin!).

In his section, Justin talks about his tics.

What is a tic?

Why do you think the author has chosen to give Justin tics?

What is the significance of his tics stopping whilst he is with Via’s family?

Read up to p203, the end of “Bird”

 

RE (we would usually spend 1 and a half hours on this at school)

How do the Four Noble Truths help Buddhists to understand human life and how can they help our understanding of the world around us?

What can you remember about Buddha and his struggle to find enlightenment from last week?

Soon after his Enlightenment, Buddha had a vision of the human race as a bed of lotus flowers. Some lotuses were trapped in the mud, others just emerging from it, and some on the point of blooming. He saw that all people had the ability to ‘awaken’ or be ‘enlightened’ but some needed help. Buddha decided to spend his life helping others grow towards Enlightenment.  A lotus flower grows up from mud and rises to the surface spreading out in sunlight. The flower opens to reveal its beauty. The thicker and deeper the mud, the more beautiful the lotus. The lotus, as a Buddhist symbol, shows how even from a murky start, humans can achieve enlightenment.

Does this remind you of any stories in the Bible?

In what way?

Write a paragraph explaining the similarities you have noticed.

 

Buddha found five companions who sat and listened as he preached his first sermon and later, convinced by Buddha’s teaching, these five formed the first SANGHA or Buddhist community. 

When we get sick we go to a doctor. A good doctor first finds out what is wrong with us, then what has caused it. The doctor then decides if there is a cure and finally prescribes a remedy.  Buddha, like a doctor, had worked out what was wrong with humans. He explained his ideas as Four Noble Truths. They were the first part of Buddha’s sermon to his companions.  

 

The 4 Noble Truths were:

What is wrong with all of us? - The truth is that all living things suffer (dukkha).

What is the cause of our illness? - The truth is that the cause of suffering is greed and selfishness.

What is the cure?  The truth is that there will be an end to suffering when selfish desires are removed.

What do we have to do to get well? - The truth is that there is a pathway leading to the end of suffering.

 

What are your thoughts on the 4 Noble Truths?

Would you agree with them?

Are there any you disagree with?

 

I would like you to write down each of the Noble Truths. For each one, think of some examples in the world that Buddhists might use to prove that this is a truth.

I would then like you to also write your own response to each truth.

Do you agree with them? Why? Why not?

Good Morning Class 6

Monday 27th April

Wherever you are it is your own friends who make your world. William James

 

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend. Please remember to check in with me via email as soon as you are able this week. I would love to see some of your work over the course of the week and will add this to the website as I receive it.

 

Today’s work:

Daily Mile (we usually spend 10 minutes on this at school)

Every Monday-Friday Joe Wicks – The Body Coach – is putting a 30 minute PE lesson on his Youtube channel. See if you can do at least some of this each day (on PE days I will ask you to do the whole routine).

 https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

 

Spag (we usually spend about 15/20mins on this at school)

CGP Punctuation book

Commas p22-25

(Don’t forget you have the answer book so you can mark this yourself when you are done).

 

Maths (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

Chapter 12 Lesson 1 p120

L.I. To recognise vertically opposite angles and find missing angles.

Look at the In Focus task (and cover up the rest of the page).

Without moving on to the Let’s Learn, see if you can find a way to prove that the angles are equal. You might like to think about cutting out shapes or measuring.

Is there anything you already know that might be helpful here?

If you have 2 lines that crossed and you knew the size of one angle, could you work out the rest? How do you know?

Is there a generalisation we can make about vertically opposite angles?

Read through the Let’s Learn and then have a go at the guided practice. Make sure you read the little speech bubbles – they are useful hints to help you.

WB p101-102

 

It would be good to also find 10 minutes for Times Tables Rockstars at some point today. We do have our ongoing battle with Class 5!

 

Act of Worship (This is usually about 20/25minutes)

                                                            Building friendships

Proverbs 18:24 Friends come and friends go, but a true friend sticks by you like family.

What sort of friend are you?

Do you stick by your friends?

Are you a true friend?

The Bible encourages people to stick by their friends as though they are family – is that the kind of thing that you do?

Philippians 2:4 (Good News Translation) ‘And look out for one another's interests, not just for your own’.

How could you be the kind of friend who looks out for others?

Take a moment to pause and think about what you could do.  Pray for the qualities and strength to do this in difficult times.

 

Guided Reading (we usually spend 15/20mins on this at school)

Read to p176 – the end of “Why I didn’t sit with August on the first day of school”

 

This is a bit of a longer part to read but you will need to have read this for your English today.

 

English(we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

L.I. To be able to give reasons for the way that characters choose to behave

Think about the different characters in the section you have just read and how they are reacting to Jack punching Julian.

Who do we hear about?

What have they chosen to do?

Why do you think they are behaving in that way?

Think for a moment about Charlotte. Her reaction is an interesting one:

She chooses to go to Julian’s party but then tells Jack about why everyone is ignoring him.

After she has told him, she makes sure that no-one is looking before she leaves the classroom and she asks Jack not to tell anyone that she has told him.

Why do you think Charlotte goes to the party?

Why does she tell Jack about what Julian and his mum is doing/saying?

Why does she not want Jack to tell anyone that she has told him?

Why doesn’t she want to be seen with him?

 

What do you think about Charlotte’s actions?

What would you do in her shoes?

 

Think about each character from this part of the story. Write answers to our three questions for each character. You could write this out as a table if you prefer.

Who do we hear about?

What have they chosen to do?

Why do you think they are behaving in that way?

Mild: Focus on Julian’s mum, Jack’s friends (Amos) and August

Spicy: Choose 5 characters to think about.

 

Success Criteria

  • I can recall events from the story.
  • I know that character’s actions aren’t always black and white and they may have a range of feelings about events.
  • I can give my personal view on what the characters are doing.

What would you do if you were Jack? (You don’t need to write anything for this, just think about your answer).

 

Science (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

L.I. To understand that living things produce offspring which vary.

Have a read of the learning intention for today.

What does “offspring” mean?

What about “siblings”?

These are 2 key words for you to learn and use today.

 

Offspring – these are the children that an animal or human gives birth to. You are your parent’s offspring.

Siblings – these are your brothers and sisters.

 

Mrs Day’s cat has just given birth to kittens (They are 17 days old). The kittens are Holly’s (her cat) offspring. The kittens are each other’s siblings.

Look at this picture of the kittens.

How are they the same?

How are they different?

 

Think about your own families.

Who is the offspring of who?

Who are siblings?

 

I would like you to create a family tree. You might like to do this with pictures, you could do this with just words.  You can go as far back in your family tree as you wish.

I have included an example of the royal family, to give you an idea of what your family tree might look like.

When you have created your family tree, think about what characteristics each person has which may be passed down to the next generation. Add this to your family tree.

For example, you will notice that Princess Charlotte shares her mother, Catherine’s hair colour. The offspring often look similar to their parents.

 

Music (We usually spend 45mins on this at school)

L.I. To be able to recognise common characteristics of Rock and Roll Music by listening to it. Read through the fact sheet about Rock and Roll.

Listen to the songs mentioned in the poster (as well as some other songs by Elvis Presley if you would like to).

Remember to ask your parent’s permission before using streaming services to listen to the music.

What do you notice about the songs?

What is the same about them?

What characteristics might help you recognise other Rock and Roll songs?

Challenge: Listen to some music by The Baseballs (a German Rock and Roll covers band). How have they changed modern pop songs to give them a rock and roll feel?

Add your own response to Rock and Roll music to your work from last week, just like you did for Jazz.

Good Morning Class 6

Friday 24th  April

Today I have grown taller from walking with the trees . Karle Wilson Baker

 

If you have something to add to the newsletter today then please can you email it to me by 12pm.

 

 

Today’s work:

Daily Mile (we usually spend 10 minutes on this at school)

Every Monday-Friday Joe Wicks – The Body Coach – is putting a 30 minute PE lesson on his Youtube channel. It’s fancy dress Friday! As it is a PE day, I would like you to do the whole routine today.

 https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

 

Spag (we usually spend about 15/20mins on this at school)

CGP Spelling

The “f” sound p10

(Don’t forget you have the answer book so you can mark this yourself when you are done).

 

Maths (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

L.I. To revise my current understanding of GeometryWork through the Let’s Learn and the guided practice.

Next week you are going to be moving on the Geometry (shape).

Without looking in the textbook, make a poster of everything you can remember about the following:

•        Angles

•        Triangles

•        Quadrilaterals

•        Circles

•        Nets of 3D shapes

 

The best revision posters include:

-         Diagrams

-         Explanations

-         Key vocabulary

-         Good decoration so that you actually want to look at them!

It would be good to also find 10 minutes for Times Tables Rockstars at some point today.

 

PSHE (we usually spend 30mins on this at school)

L.I. To look towards the future with positivity

Whilst being at home there have been lots of “normal” things that I would normally take for granted that I haven’t been able to do. So that I remember to appreciate these and enjoy them when the time comes that I can, I have created a Normality Jar. (Upload picture).

In my jar are things I would like to do once things get more back to normal. They are everyday things like:

-         Go to Costa

-         Have a picnic at the park

-         Take Oscar to play in the park.

 

For your PSHE this week I would like you to create a normality jar. It could be a personal one or one you make as a family and all contribute to. Each time you think of something you miss doing or would like to do when you can, add it to the jar.

 

English (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

Please do this before Guided Reading today.

L.I. I can explain how language changes according to the audience.

Read “Letters, Emails, Facebook and Texts” p160-167

 

This chapter is a collection of communications between different characters in the book. I would like you to explore the communications, looking at how the language and tone changes according to who is speaking to who and which method of communication they are using.

 

Copy out this table and then complete it for the communications in this chapter,

 

Who is communicating with who

What method of communication are they using?

How is the text written? (Formality, vocabulary use, subject matter, punctuation etc).

 

Success Criteria for today:

  • I can re-read the text with different questions in mind.
  • I can identify differences between different parts of the chapter.
  • I can give reasons for this differences.
  • I can explain how the change in audience and purpose affects the way the text is written.

 

How does your language and writing style change according to your purpose and audience?

Write the table out again and this time complete it for different types of communication you might make.

                  

Guided Reading (we usually spend 15/20mins on this at school)

Please do this after English today.

Read your own choice of book today. Have you got book recommendations you could pass on to other people in the class? Send them to me and I will compile a list to add to the website. Make sure you give me a brief description of the book and why it is worth reading.

 

PE (We usually spend 45 mins on this at school)

Complete the whole Joe Wicks PE lesson that has been uploaded for today (link under the Daily Mile section for today).

 

Celebration Act of Worship (We usually spend 30mins on this at school)

Celebrating family

1 Thessalonians 1:2 “We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers.”

Families come in all shapes and sizes. Who is in your family?

Close your eyes and think of each of your family members in turn. As you think about them, thank God for them.

The word celebrate means to ‘acknowledge something (a significant or happy day or event) with a social gathering or enjoyable activity.’

How could you celebrate your family today? You cannot have a gathering or social event, but perhaps you could write a letter or draw a picture for someone in your family who does not live with you?

Why not also spend some time celebrating the successes of our class this week by having a read of our class newsletter?

Good Morning Class 6

Thursday 23rd  April

You don’t live in a world all alone, Your brothers are here too. Albert Schweitzer

 

Today’s work:

Daily Mile (we usually spend 10 minutes on this at school)

Every Monday-Friday Joe Wicks – The Body Coach – is putting a 30 minute PE lesson on his Youtube channel. See if you can do at least some of this each day (on PE days I will ask you to do the whole routine).

 https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

 

Spag (we usually spend about 15/20mins on this at school)

CGP Grammar

Adjectives and Adverbs p12-15

(Don’t forget you have the answer book so you can mark this yourself when you are done).

 

Maths (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

L.I. To review my understanding of volume.

Today you are going to work through the review for the Volume chapter. Remember to look back over your work and/or the pages in the textbook when you are unsure or can’t remember how to find the answer.

 

The review can be found on p99-100 of the WB.

Challenge: Mind workout in the Tb p117 then WB p98

The complete the Maths Journal Activity on p118 of TB6b

 

It would be good to also find 10 minutes for Times Tables Rockstars at some point today.

 

Act of Worship (we usually spend 20/25mins on this at school)

Offering forgiveness

What is happening in this picture?

  

The picture is called Forgiven

How does it make you feel? Do you think there are any conditions to this forgiveness?

Matthew 18:21 (MSG) “Master, how many times do I forgive a brother or sister who hurts me? Seven?” 22 Jesus replied, “Seven! Hardly. Try seventy times seven.

Why do you think Jesus told the disciples to forgive others 70 x 7?

How important is forgiveness?

 

 

Guided Reading (we usually spend 15/20mins on this at school)

Read to the end of Season’s Greetings p159

 

English (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

L.I. I can predict how a character might react based on reactions of others and that character’s interactions in the story so far. Think back to your work in guided reading.

How do you think Jack’s mum might feel when she hears the story of Halloween and how Jack has behaved?

What different emotions might she feel?

Remember that she is Jack’s mum. This means:

-         She is partly responsible for his values and his upbringing

-         To a degree, she will feel that how Jack behaves reflects on her

-         She has already been to the school because Jack has punched Julian and been    suspended

-         She has seen how Mr Tushman has dealt with the situation

-         Jack is confiding in her in a way he might confide in someone else

-         She can see how upset Jack is.

Mum is going to have conflicting emotions and she might need some time to think these through before she is able to help Jack with how he is feeling.

 

You have a choice of activity today:

Mild: Create a mind map of all the emotions Mum might be feeling after speaking to Jack. For each emotion, give information as to why she is feeling like that, drawing on evidence from the story.

 

Spicy: Write a letter (as Mum) to Jack, explaining your view on his actions and what you think he needs to do now to help sort the situation out.

 

Hot: Write Mum’s diary for that evening reflecting on the events of the day, how she is feeling towards Jack and how she feels based on the fact he is her son and she is responsible for him.

 

Success Criteria for your writing today:

  • I can consider the different emotions a character might be feeling.
  • I can put myself in their shoes and make inferences and predictions.
  • I adapt my writing to suit the task I have chosen.
  • I can explain my views fully – saying why a character feels a certain way, with reference to the text.

 

What do you think Jack should do next?

 

Computing (we would usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

L.I. To be able to use a print screen function to add information to my travel guide.

As we plan our route across the world we are going to be writing up our route and other information into a travel guide for others to follow.

Can you remember how to get your route on Google Maps?

 

Once you have searched for a place on Google Maps you are given a “directions” option. If you click this it then allows you to put in a start and end destination before mapping your route on a map. You can also look at your route as a list of text instructions.

On your keyboard you will have a button called “Print Screen” (mine says “prt sc” as an abbreviation. If you press this, it copies your screen which then allows you to paste it as an image into a word document (just like I have here)

I would now like you to type up the information you collected last lesson about the journey from Sevenoaks to Delphi.

 

Think about your layout, what order you want to include the information as well as how you will guide your reader through the use of subheadings, underlining and bold type.

 

French (we would usually spend 30mins on this at school)

You have a new Duolingo assignment set. You will have until next Thursday to complete this.  

Good Morning Class 6

Wednesday 22nd April

 

Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you will reach your destiny. Carl Schurz

 

Today’s work:

Daily Mile (we usually spend 10 minutes on this at school)

Every Monday-Friday Joe Wicks – The Body Coach – is putting a 30 minute PE lesson on his Youtube channel. See if you can do at least some of this each day (on PE days I will ask you to do the whole routine).

 https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

 

Spag (we usually spend about 15/20mins on this at school)

CGP Punctuation

Mixed Practice p20-21

(Don’t forget you have the answer book so you can mark this yourself when you are done).

 

Maths (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

Today’s lesson is a bit of a tricky one. Have a go but if you aren’t too sure just try answering the questions using the methods you have learnt so far.

Chapter 11 Volume – Lesson 5 p114

L.I. To solve problems involving the volume of cubes and cuboids.

Have a look at the In Focus – if you are feeling confident, then have a go at answering it without reading the information below or the Let’s Learn.

If you are unsure:

What would the volume of the cuboid be?

What would the volume of the cube be if the sides are 4cm long?

Can you share the volume of the cuboid into groups of the cube’s volume?

What calculation is this?

(You can use a calculator to complete this calculation)

Should we round our answer up?

Why not?

Challenge: Look at Let’s Learn Q2.

How have they found their answer?

Why have they reached the answer of 175?

Where have they gone wrong?

 

Work through the guided practice and Wb p96-97

If you are unsure just focus on these questions: Guided practice Q1

                                                                                      WB Q2, 4

 

It would be good to also find 10 minutes for Times Tables Rockstars at some point today.

 

Act of Worship (we usually spend 20/25mins on this at school)

Offering forgiveness

Ephesians 4:32 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

Is it easy to forgive others? Do you find it easy to forgive those who have hurt you?

It can be very hard if someone has hurt your feelings deeply. How does it make you feel to have forgiven someone? How does being forgiven make you feel?

The above verse from the Bible is there to teach Christians. How does this verse make you feel?

The Lord’s Prayer says: Forgive us our sins as we forgive others

What do you need to say sorry for and what do you need to ask forgiveness for? Ask God to help you offer forgiveness to others.

 

 

Guided Reading (we usually spend 15/20mins on this at school)

Read up to the end of “In Science” p152

 

English (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

L.I. I can demonstrate my understanding of how the story through my writing to a character
What has Jack just realised?

How is he feeling about it?

Yesterday I asked you to think about Mr Browne’s December precept “Fortune Favours the Bold”

How do you think this might apply to Jack:

When he made the comments to Julian about August on Halloween?

Now that the knows why August is so upset ?

I would like you to write a response to “Fortune Favours the Bold” exploring how this applies to Jack Will. You should think about this in 2 parts:

1)       The impact of not being bold and standing up to him when Julian was being unkind about August on Halloween.

2)       What bold action Jack could take now to help rectify the situation.

(Rather than needing to write a specific genre, you can just write paragraphs on this topic)

 

Success Criteria for your writing today:

  • I have used PEE to explain the impact of Jack’s actions.
  • I can use contrasting connectives when moving from explaining the problems of not being bold to the advantages of bold action now.
  • I use have a go lines to try out spellings.
  • I read my work out loud after to check it.

 

Topic (We usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

L.I. To understand the key features of a coastal environment

This term you are going to be learning about coasts for your Geography. This was meant to be in preparation for our trip to the Isle of Wight but in fact, you will find yourself drawing on this learning next time you go to the coast – even as an adult, I think back to my secondary school geography on coasts each time I visit the beach.

 

How would you explain what a coast is?

Where would you find a coast?

 

A coast is where the waves and tide change the shape of the land.

 

Today you are going to create a glossary of words which will be important for your learning on coasts. I would like you to write definitions of each word, you  might like to add diagrams to explain the terms as well.

Tomorrow I will upload some definitions for each word so you can see if you were on the right track.

 

Bay

Beach 

Cliff

Cove

Delta

Estuary

Headland

Tides

 

PE (We usually spend 45mins on this at school – this should take you 30)

Today we will try out Arthur’s HIIT routine:

Each exercise is done for 30 seconds with a 30 second break after.

1: star jumps

2: running on the spot (try to go as fast as you can with your knees up)

3: Push ups (if you find these hard then do them on your knees)

4: Sit ups

5: Burpees (for an extra challenge try jumping both feet together)

6: Ice Skating

7: Shuffles (move to the left and then the right across the room, feet wide apart)

8: Stomach crunches

9: Freestyle (move around however you like – dancing, boxing etc.)

10: Mountain climbers

 

Have a 2 minute break

 

Now repeat the 10 exercises

Good Morning Class 6

Tuesday 21st April

We love the things we love for what they are. Robert Frost

 

If you have any examples of work from yesterday that you would like to go on the website them please email these to me. If I haven’t had a check-in email from you this week yet please remember to do so!

 

Today’s work:

Daily Mile (we usually spend 10 minutes on this at school)

Every Monday-Friday Joe Wicks – The Body Coach – is putting a 30 minute PE lesson on his Youtube channel. See if you can do at least some of this each day (on PE days I will ask you to do the whole routine).

 https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

 

Spag (we usually spend about 15/20mins on this at school)

CGP Spelling book

Words with “ough” p9

(Don’t forget you have the answer book so you can mark this yourself when you are done).

 

Maths (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

Chapter 11 – Lesson 4 p111

L.I. To estimate, calculate and compare the volume of cubes and cuboids.

Look at the In Focus task on p111.

If the smallest box has sides of 6mm, how would you calculate the area?

(6 x 6 x 6)

If the largest box has sides of 12mm, then the volume must be double the volume of the smallest cube.

Is this true?

How do you know?

See if you can calculate the volume of the smallest and largest boxes to see if the largest box is double the smallest.

When you have finished (or if you are unsure) read through the Let’s Learn.

Complete the Guided Practice on p113 (For Q3 you will need to go back to the In Focus to look at the measurements).

WB6b p95

 

It would be good to also find 10 minutes for Times Tables Rockstars at some point today.

 

Act of Worship (We usually spend 20/25mins on this at school)

2 Corinthians 9: 11 You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion.

Across the country people have been showing generosity of spirit to others around them – getting their shopping, drawing pictures and cards to cheer them etc.

Have you seen people being generous where you live?

Has the generosity you have seen been with money or with other things such as time?

Could you be generous with your time or thoughts – spending time with younger siblings? Drawing pictures or cards for elderly or isolated people in your road (make sure you talk to your parent or carer before doing this).

The Bible encourages Christians to be generous and that God will help them and provide all they need to do this.  Could you ask God to help you be generous?

 

Guided Reading (we usually spend 15/20mins on this at school)

This will take you longer than your English today but we need to read on quite far in Wonder.

Ensure you have read up to the end of p148 “Fortune Favours the Bold”

 

English (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

L.I. I can write accurate, well-punctuated paragraphs.

In December, Mr Browne asks the children to write about a time in their lives when they have been very brave and how, because of it, something good happened.

What brave things have you done in your life?

Why do you consider them brave things to have done?

How did it feel before you did it?

How did it feel after you had been brave?

What was the outcome of your bravery?

 

I would like you to complete Mr Browne’s assignment. I am looking for you to pay particular attention to writing neatly and accurately.

 

Here is my writing as an example.

“As a child, I used to hate asking questions. It was fine to ask my friends or family in an informal conversation, but as soon as it got to asking a stranger or a teacher something, I would feel scared. I was worried that they would shout at me for asking the question, get angry and tell me that I should know the answer already. Looking back now, I can see how silly this was but at the time, these were the thoughts that would circulate my mind, making me feel anxious.

   Of course there were times when I would have to ask a question; for example in a shop if I wanted to know how much something was. I remember countless whispered conversations with my sister which consisted of:

“You ask…”,

“No, you ask.”

“It’s your turn,”

“I’m not doing it.”

   Even as a newly-qualified teacher I used to dread going into school and having to ask the other teachers (who had been at the school longer and had been teachers much longer than I) questions. I would spend ages rehearsing the conversation in my head, weighing up the different outcomes of what might happen when I asked my question. Not sound so brave yet am I?

   So what changed? Well, practice really. Small acts of bravery, on a regular basis. I found that having my questions prepared helped me to articulate them. I would take a deep breath and just go and ask my question. One thing that really helped me to be brave, and one tip I have since been able to pass on others, is to think about how I would react if someone asked me a question. I wouldn’t shout at them, get angry or expect them to already know the answer so why would I expect people to respond in that way if I asked them a question?.     

  Eventually, I had done this so many times and nothing bad had happened – in fact, I had received the answers I was looking for. Those small, repeated acts of bravery helped me to rationalise and see that asking a question is a completely normal thing to do. The good thing that has happened to me as a result of pushing myself to ask questions when I didn’t want to, was that now I don’t feel nervous about asking questions at all!

 

Success Criteria for today

  • I use paragraphs to organise my ideas.
  • I use accurate, varied punctuation.
  • I practice spellings I am unsure of using my have a go lines.
  • I can explain my ideas clearly.
  • I read my work aloud to check that it makes sense.

 

Why not share your writing with someone in your household?

Perhaps they can share with you a time when they were brave.

 

RE (we would usually spend 1 and a half hours on this at school)

How did the Buddha seek to find enlightenment and why is this idea so important for Buddhists?

This term we are going to be learning about Buddhism.

Create a mind map of anything you already know about Buddhism.

 

Buddhists follow the teachings of Buddha. They do not believe that Buddha is a God, but that he was enlightened.

What does enlightened mean?

Can you find a definition in a dictionary? Use an online dictionary if you need to.

 

Look at these 4 images of Buddha.

Why do you think he is shown sitting or lying down?

Do the images give clues as to how Buddha found enlightenment?

Sketch out the pictures in your Sketch book and write down/annotate them with what clues they might give you as to how Buddha reached enlightenment.

 

This video provides a good introduction to Buddhism:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zh4mrj6/articles/zdbvjhv 

 

Watch this video which tells the story of how the Buddha reached Enlightenment

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zqwfgk7 

 

Challenge:

Watch this video: https://www.truetube.co.uk/film/enlightenment-buddha

How do the ideas in this video compare to the temptation of Jesus in the desert?

 

Ask the children to then write a story of Buddha’s path to enlightenment. They can write it from Buddha’s point of view if they would like.

 

Finish by thinking about your path in life.

What type of path might you want to follow?

A rich and royal life? One of a powerful politician? A teacher of the truth? A family focused path?

Write down what type of path you might want to follow and why.

 

Good Morning Class 6

Monday 20th April

Do a deed of simple kindness; though its end you may not see, it may reach, like widening ripples, down a long eternity. Joseph Norris

 

You will notice there are a few changes to our class page this morning. This will hopefully make it easier to navigate and allow us to share our work with each other more easily. As of this week, our class newsletter will be going on to the class page as well so please can I ask that you check with your parents for permission for me to use any pictures you send on the website. Unless you specifically tell me you don’t want me to add it, I will assume that all pictures can be added to our page.

 

Answers to yesterday’s Maths

You will find these on the new subpage (the link is just above here – follow the purple crayon!)

 

Today’s work:

Daily Mile (we usually spend 10 minutes on this at school)

Every Monday-Friday Joe Wicks – The Body Coach – is putting a 30 minute PE lesson on his Youtube channel. See if you can do at least some of this each day (on PE days I will ask you to do the whole routine).

 https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

 

Spag (we usually spend about 15/20mins on this at school)

CGP Grammar book

Verbs p9-11

(Don’t forget you have the answer book so you can mark this yourself when you are done).

 

Maths (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

Chapter 11 – Lesson 3 p108

L.I. To be able to estimate the volume of cubes and cuboids.

If you are able to have a go at the In Focus then please do so.

Could you estimate the volume of 3 different rooms in your house using your metre cube?

If you are unable to make a cube then draw a diagram to show how you would go about estimating the volume of your room (use the Let’s Learn as a hint).

For Q1 of the Guided Practice, it might be useful to refer to measuring equipment to get an idea of length – a tape measure would work too.

Then complete Q2 of the Guided practice

WB6b p93-94

 

Challenge: Cuboid in a box

We have a really good box to store things in. 

It's a cuboid that's 12cm long, 8cm wide and 10cm high. 

 

We so often get asked for the biggest something or other, so for a change, here's a challenge with a difference:

 

What is the SMALLEST CUBOID that you can put in the box so that you cannot fit another that's the same into it?

 

You could use little cubes that are 1 cm wide, long and high that clip together or make a cuboid that must be a whole number of cm wide, long and high.

 

It would be good to also find 10 minutes for Times Tables Rockstars at some point today.

 

Act of Worship (This is usually about 20/25minutes)

 

Psalm 107:1  Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.

 

What are you thankful for today?

Many people in the world are feeling very sad and worried about the Coronavirus. I wonder how you are feeling about it? It is ok to feel sad and worried. Talk to someone you trust about how you are feeling. It is good to share your feelings with others. Something you can do when you are feeling sad or worried is to remember all the things you have in your life that you are thankful for. It can help you to feel less upset or anxious.

How many things you are thankful for?

How many can you name in 1 minute? Your family, your house, your friends, the food you have eaten, the bed you slept it, your toys …..

Christians use this verse from Psalms to remind them to thank God for all he has given to them. It also reminds them that God’s love will never end or go away.

How does knowing this make you feel?

Can you think of a prayer to say to God about the things for which you are thankful?

 

Today I would like you to do your English before your guided reading (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

L.I. I can suggest how a character might respond to a situation based on my knowledge of them from my reading.

Read “The Egyptian Tomb” p127-128

Do you think Summer did the right thing when Jack asked why August was annoyed with him?

Did she say too little?

Did she not say enough?

What would you have done in that situation?

 

Today I am going to ask you to write an internal monologue. Internal means “inside” and a monologue is one (mono) person speaking (-logue).

An internal monologue is the conversation you have with yourself in your mind.

I would like you to write Jack’s internal monologue following his discussion with Summer at the end of The Egyptian Tomb chapter.

What might he be thinking?

What questions might be running through his mind?

How might he be feeling?

How can you show these feelings through his thoughts?

 

Success Criteria for today:

  • I can refer to points from the discussion in my internal monologue.
  • I use rhetorical questions to show what Jack is unsure about.
  • I can use show not tell to explain how Jack is feeling.

 

 

Today I would like you to do Guided Reading after you have done your English (we usually spend 15/20mins on this at school)

Start reading Jack’s section of the story.

 

Music (We usually spend 45mins on this at school)

L.I. To be able to explain the key features of Jazz music

Over the next few weeks you are going to be finding out about different types of music. These are called genres, just in the same way that we have different genres of the books we read.

 

Write a list of as many different genres of music as you can think of.

What do you know about each genre of music?

Can you think of any musicians known for each type of music?

Add these details to your list (you could write it as a table if you would like)

 

Today you are going to find out about Jazz music.

Have a look at the poster which I have attached below.

 

With permission from your adult, use Youtube (or another streaming service you might have access to like Amazon Music or Spotify) to listen to some music by the musicians named in the poster.

Challenge:

Can you listen to some of the different styles of jazz mentioned in the poster?

How are these different?

 

Today you are going to start a piece of work which you will add to each week.

 

Having listened to examples of Jazz music (and researched the different types of Jazz) you will need to give a personal response to it.

You could do this in a number of ways:

Mild: Write what you thought of Jazz, giving examples of what you like and what you don’t like.

Spicy: Be creative in how you choose to present your opinion. Could you fill the word Jazz with examples of what you know about the genre as well as what you think of it?

 

Science (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

L.I. To understand how fossils can tell us about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago.

This term in Science we are going to be learning about Evolution and Inheritance. As part of this you will be finding out about Charles Darwin. Darwin was a hugely important scientist who lived from 1809-1882 and whose theories are still recognised today.

 

Darwin used to live just 20 minutes away from Chevening in Downe (you can find out more about his home here https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/home-of-charles-darwin-down-house/ )

When Darwin lived there he would often go for walks, thinking about hard questions.

 

Go for a walk around your garden or whilst on your daily exercise today, think about living things and how they have changed since the beginning of time.

How do we know about creatures that lived millions of years ago?

 

Fossils are a great primary source of evidence when studying animals that lived millions of years ago.

What is a fossil?

 

Work through this website to find out about fossils. (you don’t need to record anything from today’s learning).

https://en.e-learningforkids.org/science/lesson/exploring-fossils-and-fossil-records/

 

Think about animals that exist today which may have evolved from these creatures.

How have the animals changed?

Why have they changed?

Good Morning Class 6

Friday 17th April

Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best. Henry Van Dyke.

 

If you didn’t check in with me yesterday then please send me an email to do so today.

  • Any additions for the newsletter are welcome – I will need these by lunchtime at the latest to finish this ready to send today.
  • I have now uploaded the first of the Easter homework with your ideas of what you can do to keep busy. I will update this as I receive more homework from people who have not yet sent it through.

 

The answers for yesterday’s Maths:

Guided practice:

1a) 3 x 4 x 1 = 12cm³

  b) 3 x 2 x 4 = 24cm³

2a) 4 x 2 x 1 = 8cm³

  b) 4 x 2 x 3 = 24cm³

  c) 3 x 3 x 3 = 27cm³

  d) 3 x 3 x 1 = 9cm³

 

Workbook pages:

1a) 4 x 2 x 3 = 24cm³

  b) 3 x 5 x 3 = 45cm³

  c) 8 x 2 x 4 = 64cm³

  d) 3 x 9 x 4 = 108cm³

2a) 2 x 2 x 2 = 8cm³

 b) 4 x 4 x 4 = 64cm³

 c) 3 x 3 x 3 = 27cm³

 d) 5 x 5 x 5 = 125cm³    

     

Today’s work:

Daily Mile (we usually spend 10 minutes on this at school)

Every Monday-Friday Joe Wicks – The Body Coach – is putting a 30 minute PE lesson on his Youtube channel. As it is a PE day, I would like you to do the whole routine today.

 https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

It’s Fancy Dress Friday! Will you dress up for your exercise today? Let me know what you choose to dress up as!

 

Spag (we usually spend about 15/20mins on this at school)

CGP Spelling book

The “ay” sounds p9 (Don’t forget you have the answer book so you can mark this yourself when you are done).

 

Maths (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

Volume: Chapter 11 Lesson 2  p105

L.I. I can calculate the volume of cuboids using a formula.

Have a go at the In Focus task on p105.

Write down what you think then see if you can apply your learning from yesterday to find out if you are correct.

Reading through the Let’s Learn Q1 and 2 will talk you through the In Focus task.

Make sure you then read Q3 as well – this is the key formula you are going to need to learn.

 

Work through the guided practice on p107 and then Wb pages 91-92

Challenge: Can you write your own problem similar to the final question in the guided practice and then wb? Feel free to send me any problems you write and we could send these around to try out each others.

 

It would be good to also find 10 minutes for Times Tables Rockstars at some point today.

 

PSHE (we usually spend 30mins on this at school)

L.I. To consider ways to keep myself mentally healthy. 

Whilst we are on lockdown it is very important that we look after ourselves physically but also mentally.

 

Create a mind map of all of the things that might make us feel down, upset, worried or angry during this period of having to stay at home.

 

Think about ideas of things you could do to combat each of these issues such as:

 boredom – playing a game or reading a book

 feeling worried – talk to my Mum or Dad.

 Be specific in the ideas they put down – you are more likely to do them if the idea is there (e.g. don’t just write: bored – do something, say what you will do) You could even go so far as to name the game you would play.

 

This term I would like you to create a happiness diary. In your diary you should:

• write down 3 positive from each day (you could write about your day in more detail if you would like)

(I have been doing this each night as I go to bed – even on the worst days I can find 3 positive things)

• record any particular highlights that occur (that doesn’t have to be every day)

• write down normal things you would like to do when lockdown ends (this doesn’t have to be every day)

 

Challenge: Write a diary each day reflecting on how you have been feeling that day and what has helped you to stay upbeat, positive and happy.

 

You might like to use a different notebook for this if they have one, to keep this separate from your work.

 

Guided Reading (we usually spend 15/20mins on this at school)

Read “Warning, this kid is rated R” p127

What do you learn about Summer from this chapter?

Why do we not find out about Summer’s family background until the end of her section?

 

English (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

L.I. I can write a contrasting description using “show not tell”

Think back to yesterday and what you were writing.

What were the main things to remember when writing a description of how a character is feeling?

 

Using a broad vocabulary is also a good idea when describing – synonyms, whilst having the same meaning – can sometimes be slightly more specific in some contexts.

Take “sad” for example. I know what sad means but I might say I am sad about dropping my ice-cream or sad about my pet dying. Really, I am feeling 2 very different levels of emotion.

What words could I use instead of sad in each instance?

 

Today you are going to write another character description, this time for a character who feels happy, excited or in love.

How will your description be different today?

How will their actions be different?

How might their body language be different?

 

Include the same sort of ideas as yesterday (what they might do, say etc) establishing a contrast to yesterday via the details you include.

 

Challenge: be specific with your word choices – if you have a thesaurus at home (or access to an online one) you can use this to help you.

 

Success Criteria for your writing

  • I know in my head how my character is feeling.
  • I can use my own experience of feeling this way to consider how they might behave.
  • I use adverbs to explain how actions are being carried out.
  • I include dialogue, thinking about what my character might say but also how they would say it.
  • I maintain my viewpoint throughout.
  • I have shown a contrast to my writing from yesterday.
  • I have selected vocabulary for the detail it provides.
  • I am accurate in my spelling and punctuation use.

 

PE (We usually spend 45 mins on this at school)

Complete the whole Joe Wicks PE lesson that has been uploaded for today (link under the Daily Mile section for today).

 

Then I would like you to create your own HIIT workout of 10 exercises, each 30 seconds long with a 30 second break in between each. You can have one longer break of 2 minutes half way through and you can repeat exercises between the first and second half if you would like to.

 

Write down your routine and then try it out – see if you can get your family involved in having a go.

 

I would also like you to email your routine to me so that we can share these and try out each other’s.

Good Morning Class 6

Thursday 16th April

You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can be grateful because thorn bushes have roses. – Ziggy (Tom Wilson)

 

I hope you have all had a peaceful Easter and have managed to have some fun too. Please can I ask you all to email me and check in today (ideally) or tomorrow. With your email could you also attach your Easter homework (keep busy activity - if I haven't had this from you already) and tell me something about your Easter break. I would still like to create a class newsletter this week so any pictures of what you have been up to would be greatly appreciated.       

 

Today’s work:

Daily Mile (we usually spend 10 minutes on this at school)

Have you been keeping up with your exercise? I have and you know Class 6, if I can do the exercise, then you definitely can!

 

Every Monday-Friday Joe Wicks – The Body Coach – is putting a 30 minute PE lesson on his Youtube channel. See if you can do at least some of this each day (on PE days I will ask you to do the whole routine).

 https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

 

Spag (we usually spend about 15/20mins on this at school)

CGP Punctuation

Inverted Commas p16-19

(Don’t forget you have the answer book so you can mark this yourself when you are done).

 

Maths (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

Volume: Chapter 11 Lesson 1 p102

L.I. I can explain what volume is

You might find it useful to use cubes for this lesson. You might have to be creative with what you can use as cubes (perhaps build some from lego?) as you are learning at home -you might even need to make some small nets (if so, make each face of your cube 1cm x 1cm)

If you are able to create cubes then ask them to work through the In Focus task on p102 – if not, you can move ahead to reading through the Let’s Learn.

As you work through the Let’s Learn, what do you notice about the dimensions and the volume?

If you multiply the length, width and height together – this will give you the area.

Use this approach for the guided practice p104

e.g. Q1a) 3 x 4 x 1 = 12cm

                 Volume = 12cm³

Work through the rest of the guided practice and then the wb pages p89-90

 

It would be good to also find 10 minutes for Times Tables Rockstars at some point today.

 

Guided Reading (we usually spend 15/20mins on this at school)

Read “November” p124

Make a list of all the ways that R J Palacio shows that August is out of sorts (through his behaviour).

What impact does this have on you as the reader?

How is it different to if she had just told you how he felt “August was upset, I could tell”?

 

English (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

L.I. I can use my understanding of “show not tell” from R J Palacio’s writing in my own.

Think back to your work in guided reading.

 

We call this technique “Show not tell”. It is a more effective way of showing emotions because it allows the reader to infer how the character is feeling. When we have to work a little bit harder we are more engaged. Show not tell also allows the reader to create a clearer image in their mind as they have the details needed to build the scene and “see” what is happening.

 

Write a description of someone who is feeling sad or angry using show not tell.

Think about:

- what they might do

- how they might move

- what they might say

- how they might interact with others.

You can choose whether you write from a 1st or 3rd person viewpoint.

 

Success Criteria for your writing today:

- I know in my head how my character is feeling.

- I can use my own experience of feeling this way to consider how they might behave.

- I use adverbs to explain how actions are being carried out.

- I include dialogue, thinking about what my character might say but also how they would say it.

- I maintain my viewpoint throughout.

 

Computing (we would usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

L.I. To be able to use google maps to locate a place and create a route.

Watch the trailer for Race Across the World https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p071h5lx

 

In the(first series of the) programme, the contestants had to travel from London to Singapore, without using any flights, for the cost of a flight to Singapore. They weren’t allowed use any technology to help them with the trip.

 

Over the course of this term, you are going to use technology to plan the route you would take between each checkpoint. You will be writing a guide to your journey, talking about the route and identifying places of interest on the journey.

What internet tools might be useful?

What tools might we use to present our findings? (This will vary according to what tools you have available at home).

Create an action plan of what you might do each week as you are given the next check point to plan a route to.

 

List the technology you might use and explain what you will use it for.

i.e. Use Google Maps to identify the location.

       Google search for transport links/places of interest

       Google image search

       Word or Powerpoint to record journey.

 

Starting at Chevening school, the first checkpoint you must reach is Delphi.

Use Google Maps to locate Delphi.

From there, use the directions tool to map out the different routes you might like to take.

 

Mild: Choose 3 locations on the route to find out about as a “cultural stop” along the route. Using Google and your knowledge of search engines, you should find out about your chosen places and what there is to do there.

Spicy: Use Google to work out a bus route from Sevenoaks to Delphi. Take note of the duration of each part of travel.

Hot: Compare bus and train travel from Sevenoaks to Delphi.

Which one is most straightforward?

What about how long they take?

Which one would you recommend?

 

Just make notes today ready for writing up next lesson.

 

French (we would usually spend 30mins on this at school)

You have a new Duolingo assignment set. You will have until next Thursday to complete this.  

Good Morning Class 6

Easter Holidays!

 

Over the Easter Holidays you will not have learning set each day but I do have one task I would like you to do (similar to holiday homework you would have got if you were at school). I have also uploaded the precepts and remaining Lent challenges to keep you going (I have put these at the bottom of this post at there are quite a few of them). I won’t check my emails so much over the holidays but feel free to send me a message if you want to and I will reply when I can.  

 

The answers for yesterday’s Maths:

Mind Workout

  1. Figure 2 – number of dots on edges and vertices (n): 4

                     Area in units²: 2

2. So Area = n÷2

 

Workbook pages:

1a) A: 228cm²

      P: 62cm

  b) A: 121cm²

      P: 44cm

  c) A: 120cm²

      P: 58cm

  d) A: 54cm²

      P: 36cm

2a) 3.5 x 6.8 = 23.8

      3.5 x 1.8 =  6.3

      23.8 -6.3 = 17.5

      17.5cm²

2b) 2.5 x 9 = 22.5

      22.5cm²

2c) 10 x 4 = 40

      40cm²

2d) 7.9 x 8 = 63.2

      63.2cm²

 

Easter work:

Over Easter you will not have work set each day. What I would like you to do is plan an activity that could keep you busy over a number of days at home (think similar to the Lego Challenge or Taskmaster challenges). Think about an activity that can be done without too much specialist equipment being needed (so as many people can do it as possible) and something that is fun and encourages creativity.

 

If you are stuck for ideas, just have a look online – so many people are doing things each day, for example:

Lydia Monks – an illustrator -  is teaching people how to draw different animals

Alex Horne – a comedian – is setting family friendly taskmaster challenges every day (or two

Frank Cottrell Boyce – the author of Cosmic – is reading a chapter of Broccoli Boy after the end of normal school hours every day.

R J Palacio – author of Wonder – is reading a chapter of Wonder every day.

 

I would like you to create a poster or document explaining your activity and email it to me. I will then collate all of your ideas together and post it on the website so you all have lots of ideas to keep you busy!

 

In addition

You also have Music work set from Mrs Robinson – please look in the Music section of the resources page on the website for more information.

 

If you have not yet sent me a book review to add to our list for the website then please write this and email it to me. This is not a 3 word review, this is more in depth, similar to my review of Fire Boy in this week’s newsletter.

 

Today’s 40 Acts Lent Challenge and precepts:

Wednesday 1st April: Be brave by trying something you find hard.

What is beautiful is good, and who is good will soon be beautiful. Sappho

 

Thursday 2nd April: Let people go ahead of you all day.

‘Tis always morning somewhere in the world. Richard Henry Hengist Horne

 

Friday 3rd April: Pick up 10 pieces of litter today.

Knowledge, in truth, is the great sun in the firmament. Life and power are scattered with all its beams. Daniel Webster.

 

Saturday 4th April: Help out with a mucky job today – wash the dog/car or empty the bins!

Nothing can make our life, or the lives of other people, more beautiful than perpetual kindness. Leo Tolstoy.

 

Sunday 5th April: Sunday is a day of rest!

Live life out loud.

 

Monday 6th April: Invite somebody to join in with an activity at home.

Be that change you want to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi

 

Tuesday 7th April: Tidy up your bedroom – then do someone else’s too (with their permission)!

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. Soren Kierkegaard.

 

Wednesday 8th April: Give someone in your family a lovely surprise.

Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads. Henry David Thoreau

 

Thursday 9th April: Talk to your family about their favourite thing when they were at school.

Be noble! And the nobleness that lies in other men, sleeping but never dead, will rise in majesty to meet thine own. James Russell Lowell.

 

Friday 10th April – Good Friday: It’s Good Friday today – say sorry first, even if you think if wasn’t your fault.

He was a bold man that first ate an oyster. Jonathan Swift.

 

Saturday 11th April – Make posters about your school (or family) values to display.

It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.

 

Sunday 12th April

The world is good-natured to people who are good-natured. William Makepeace Thackeray

 

Monday 13th April

The universe is what you illustrate it to be.

 

Tuesday 14th April

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. Jimmy Johnson

 

Wednesday 15th April

I am only one,

But I am still one.

I cannot do everything,

But I still can do something.;

And because I cannot do everything,

I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.

Edwards Everett Hale

 

Good Morning Class 6

Tuesday 31st   March

Life is like a rollercoaster…with all its ups and downs.

Today’s 40 Acts Lent Challenge: What are you really good at? Find a way to use your talent to help someone today.

 

The answers for yesterday’s Maths:

Guided practice:

1a) 60cm²

 b) 96cm²

 c) 96cm²

2) 14 x 12 = 168cm²

 

Workbook pages:

1a) Area = 5 x7 = 35cm²

  b) Area = 4 x 9 = 36cm²

  c) Area = 11 x 5 = 55cm²

  d) Area = 8.2 x 3 = 24.6cm²

 

Today’s work:

Daily Mile (we usually spend 10 minutes on this at school)

Every Monday-Friday Joe Wicks – The Body Coach – is putting a 30 minute PE lesson on his Youtube channel. See if you can do at least some of this each day (on PE days I will ask you to do the whole routine).

 https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

 

Spag (we usually spend about 15/20mins on this at school)

CGP Spelling book

Double consonant p6-7

(Don’t forget you have the answer book so you can mark this yourself when you are done).

 

Maths (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

Your final lesson on Area and Perimeter!

L.I. I can create formulae for the area of shapes.

Work on the Mind Workout on p99 of the Textbook. Use the corners of the squares of your book as dots to draw your shapes.

Need help? Copy out the table provided and fill this in with your own information.

 

You have 2 options for your work today:

Mild: Mind workout Wb6b p79

Spicy: Wb6b Review 10 p80-82

 

It would be good to also find 10 minutes for Times Tables Rockstars at some point today.

 

Guided Reading (we usually spend 15/20mins on this at school)

Read your own choice of book.

 

I would also like you to email me and tell me:

What book you are currently reading (title and author)

What rating you would give it out of 5

3 words to describe it.

 

My example:

I am reading Fire Boy by J M Joseph

4.5/5

Superhero, funny, mystery

 

English (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

This is a 2 day piece of work.

L.I. I can write a narrative, developing character in the same way as R.J. Palacio

The start of my Halloween story:

The party had been kind of boring – everyone was with their girlfriends and she still hadn’t arrived.

“Don’t worry mate, she’ll be here and it’s not like she’s going to say no to hanging out with you” Henry said, sensing my growing nerves.

I nodded, not trusting my voice to not give me away. We got on to talking about Forza – the latest game I was playing on my X-box and I didn’t even notice when she came down the stairs with Savanna. It wasn’t until Henry nudged me then headed over to Savanna that I realised that Summer had arrived.

Who have I written as?

How do you know?

How is my character feeling?

How do you know?

Finish writing your story of Savanna’s Halloween party.

 

RE (we would usually spend 1h30 on this at school)

L.I. To consider ways to worship during self-isolation

Because of the Coronavirus lockdown, Christians are unable to attend church in the UK currently.

Look at https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches and find out how Christians are being encouraged to continue worshiping from home.

What do you think of this?

Are there any practices you might want to adopt?

Is there anything else you or family members are doing as well/instead?

It is incredibly unlikely that Churches will not be able to hold services over the Easter Weekend.

 

As such, I would like you to plan a series of activities that Christians could do on Good Friday and Easter Sunday, at home. Think about your learning on each of these days and the events in the Bible.

How could your activities reflect the feelings associated with the events of each day?

Challenge: Could you think of different activities for adults, children your age and younger children?

Perhaps you could think of different activities for people with different levels of faith?

 

Why not share some of your ideas with friends and family? Perhaps your family might like to do some of these things or you could share them with friends. It might be that you have some similar ideas and so could arrange to do them at the same time, on the same day, in your own houses.

Good Morning Class 6 - Ready for week 2?

Monday 30th  March

Life is about using the whole box of crayons. Ru Paul

Today’s 40 Acts Lent Challenge: Try to avoid using any plastic that you throw in the bin.

 

The answers forFriday’s Maths:

Guided practice:

1) 5 x 3÷2 =7.5cm²

2) 4 x 6 ÷ 2 = 12cm²

3) 8 x 2 ÷ 2 = 8cm²

 

Workbook pages:

  1. 2.5 x 7.3 = 18.25

2.5 x 1.3 = 3.25

18.25 – 3.25 = 15

Area = 15cm²

     

      b) 3.5 x 8.9 = 31.15

3.5 x 1.9 = 6.65

31.15 – 6.65 = 24.50

Area = 24.5cm²

     

  c) 2 x 7 = 14cm²

 

Today’s work:

Daily Mile (we usually spend 10 minutes on this at school)

Every Monday-Friday Joe Wicks – The Body Coach – is putting a 30 minute PE lesson on his Youtube channel. See if you can do at least some of this each day (on PE days I will ask you to do the whole routine).

 https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

 

Spag (we usually spend about 15/20mins on this at school)

CGP Grammar book

Determiners p8

(Don’t forget you have the answer book so you can mark this yourself when you are done).

 

Maths (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

Area and Perimeter Lesson 6 p94

L.I. I can find the area of parallelograms using formulae.

You will need to draw out a parallelogram and cut it out so that you can then cut out the triangles as the In Focus task asks you to.

If you know the formula for area of a triangle, and that a parallelogram is made up to 2 equal triangles, what might the formula for area of a parallelogram be?

Read through the Let’s Learn and then complete the Guided Practice and the workbook p77-78

If you finish: Draw your own triangles and use the methods from the book to show how you might find the area.

It would be good to also find 10 minutes for Times Tables Rockstars at some point today.

 

Guided Reading (we usually spend 15/20mins on this at school)

Read the Halloween Party (beginning at p121)

Why does Savanna invite Summer to her party?

Why does Summer decide to leave?

Use any remaining time to carry on reading Summer’s part of the story.

 

English (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

L.I. I can write a narrative, developing character in the same way as R.J. Palacio

Recap the events of Savanna’s Halloween party.

How does Summer feel while she is at the party?

What might make her feel awkward?

How has the author shown us that Summer is feeling awkward?

 

Map out the events of the party.

Think about what happens and what each of these three characters would think about what happened: Julian, Savanna, Summer.

 

You are going to write a short story of the Halloween party from the point of view of either Savanna, Julian or Summer.

 

Think about how you might establish your character’s voice through what they say and how they are feeling (try to use show not tell for this).

 

Challenge: What information would your character know and what would they not know (e.g. why other characters are feeling the way that they are). How can you show what is known and unknown?

 

Success critera

I think about the things my character might say and use this tone in my writing.

 

I can show what my character is feeling through their actions and they way they do things.

 

I can include the key points of the story.

 

I have all my next steps in my writing.

 

 

Music (We usually spend 45mins on this at school)

To create our own family hakas

Why are Hakas traditionally performed?

Why are they performed now?

Watch www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eGCsEQ15L4 which shows the New Zealand team and the Tonga rugby team both performing hakas at the same time.

What are both teams trying to do?

What is the same about their hakas?

What is different?

Now that you have learnt the haka that is performed by Maori people, I would like you to create your own family haka.

Remember the key components of the Haka:

- chanting

- a steady beat

- actions to accompany your words

Create your own haka for your family - to keep away people who aren’t following the rules to stay at home!

Challenge: Can you teach your haka to someone else in your household?

 

French (we usually spend 30mins on this at school)

I know we wouldn’t normally do French on a Monday but please can I ask you to have a go at logging in to Duolingo and trying out some of the lessons. Your log in details have been emailed to your KLZ addresses.

https://schools.duolingo.com/

Good Morning Class 6

Friday 27th  March

As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Today’s 40 Acts Lent Challenge: Say thank you to someone in your family.  

 

I would like to create a class newsletter each week so if you would like to make a contribution, telling us about something you have been doing at home this week, please email it to me today. Pictures of your work are good too, please just get permission from your parents before sending any pictures as I will then be circulating the newsletter to the whole class (via parent email addresses).

 

The answers for yesterday’s Maths:

Guided practice:

1) The blue triangle is marked incorrectly. The base length should be perpendicular (at a 90° angle) to the height length.

2a) 240cm²

2) 1020cm²

3) 5 x 3.2 = 16

    16 ÷ 2 = 8 cm²

 

Workbook pages:

1a) 8 x 9 = 72cm²

  b) 4 x 8 = 32cm²

  c) 24 x 15 = 360

      360÷2 = 180cm²

2a) 5 x 6 = 30

       30 ÷ 2 = 15cm²

2b) 7 x 8 = 56

      56 ÷ 2 = 28cm²

2c) 8 x 3 = 24

     24 ÷ 2 = 12cm²

     

Today’s work:

Daily Mile (we usually spend 10 minutes on this at school)

Every Monday-Friday Joe Wicks – The Body Coach – is putting a 30 minute PE lesson on his Youtube channel. As it is a PE day, I would like you to do the whole routine today.

 https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

 

Spag (we usually spend about 15/20mins on this at school)

CGP Grammar book

Singular and plural nouns p3

(Don’t forget you have the answer book so you can mark this yourself when you are done).

 

Maths (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

Area and Perimeter: Lesson 5 p90 Tb6b

L.I. I can calculate the area of triangles using formula

Work through the Let’s Learn and the guided practice.

Need help? If you are finding the Let’s Learn a bit confusing then you might find it easier just to move to the workbook pages and see if you can use the examples from p90 to answer p91. You could then go back and do the guided practice questions once you are feeling more confident.

 

It would be good to also find 10 minutes for Times Tables Rockstars at some point today.

PSHE (we usually spend 30mins on this at school)

L.I. To understand that news is targeted to appeal to a specific audience.

When I use social media, I have adverts and links to articles that may interest me pop up.

How do they know what might appeal to me?

Google and other companies will collect information about what I look at online and will use this to send me information they think will be of interest.

What are the benefits of this?

What could be the drawbacks?

What might the impact be if I only ever see news articles about the topics which I am particularly interested in?

 

Companies can use this to influence our thinking as well. For example, if they know we are interested in reading about football, they could also include information about a political party and their views on football. If we keep being provided with the information about the political party alongside the information we wanted, this could start to influence our thinking and change our opinion.

Why do organisations do this?

How do you feel about this?

 

Think about how we can make our internet use safer.

How can we reduce the number of personalised ads we receive?

How can we ensure we are confident that the information we view is correct?

Need help? Think about the options often included within our settings that let us restrict the information (ads) that companies are allowed to send us as well as the information that our computers and accounts send to them.

 

Write a guide to personalised ads and how internet companies use information about you.

 

Guided Reading (we usually spend 15/20mins on this at school)

Read your own choice of book today. Have you got book recommendations you could pass on to other people in the class? Send them to me and I will compile a list to add to the website. Make sure you give me a brief description of the book and why it is worth reading.

 

English (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

This is a 2 day piece of work.

L.I. I can use writing in role to build cohesion across my writing.

Finish writing your letter to Summer. When you have finished, check and edit your writing using your checking check list.

 

Write a letter as Summer, to the rest of her year group (Grade 5). In the letter you should address:

-         What Summer thinks about The Plague

-         What she has found out about August since hanging out with him

-         What she would like to see the rest of her year doing as a result of her letter.

 

Success Criteria for your writing

I can include my next steps in my writing.

 

I have used words and phrases that Summer would use.

 

I have demonstrated my understanding of the character and their feelings.

 

I have used the correct structure for a letter.

 

PE (We usually spend 45 mins on this at school)

Complete the whole Joe Wicks PE lesson that has been uploaded for today (link under the Daily Mile section for today).

Good Morning Class 6

Thursday 26th  March

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. Dalai Lama

Today’s 40 Acts Lent Challenge: Have you promised to do something and then forgotten? Try and remember – and put your words into action today!

The answers for yesterday’s Maths:

Guided practice:

1) 60cm²

2) 240cm²

3) 210cm²

4) 300cm²

Can we find the perimeter of each triangle?

1) 40cm

2) 90cm

3) 70cm

4) 80cm

 

Workbook pages:

1a) Area = 12 x 18 = 216cm² (12 being half of 24)

  b) Area = 12 x 7 = 84cm²

  c) Area = 20 x 12 = 240cm²

  d) Area = 28 x 7.5 = 210cm²

     

Today’s work:

Daily Mile (we usually spend 10 minutes on this at school)

Every Monday-Friday Joe Wicks – The Body Coach – is putting a 30 minute PE lesson on his Youtube channel. See if you can do at least some of this each day (on PE days I will ask you to do the whole routine).

 https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

 

Spag (we usually spend about 15/20mins on this at school)

CGP Spelling book

Plurals p4-5

(Don’t forget you have the answer book so you can mark this yourself when you are done).

 

Maths (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

Area and Perimeter: Lesson 4 p87 Tb6b

L.I. I can calculate the area of triangles using formula

Work through the Let’s Learn.

During the In Focus remember A= is area not the length of side a, it means Area=

Hot: Can you prove that A=1/2bh in more than one way?

 

Work through the Guided practice then the Workbook pages:

WB6b p72-73

 

It would be good to also find 10 minutes for Times Tables Rockstars at some point today.

 

Guided Reading (we usually spend 15/20mins on this at school)

Read “Weird Kids” and “The Plague” which start Summer’s section of the story.

 

English (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

This is a 2 day piece of work.

L.I. I can use writing in role to build cohesion across my writing.

Think about how Summer would feel about August

a)       After the first day of school

b)       One term in.

Need help? You might want to make notes on this to inform your writing.

How have her reasons for being friends with him changed as she has got to know him better?

What would Summer want to say to people who are playing “The Plague”?

Yes, she would want to tell them to stop but what would she want to tell them about August?

 

Write a letter as Summer, to the rest of her year group. In the letter you should address:

-         What Summer thinks about The Plague

-         What she has found out about August since hanging out with him

-         What she would like to see the rest of her year doing as a result of her letter.

 

Success Criteria for your writing

I can include my next steps in my writing.

I have used words and phrases that Summer would use.

I have demonstrated my understanding of the character and their feelings.

I have used the correct structure for a letter.

 

Computing (we would usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

L.I. To consider safe ways to communicate when self-isolating or social distancing.

Think about the different ways you might communicate with your friends whilst home learning. Write down:

- how each one works

- pros of this

- cons of this

- any e-safety considerations.

Present this information in an appealing way – you might like to use your sketch book for this one.

Challenge: Are there any non-tech based ways of communicating?

Who might benefit most from communication with others?

 

It would be a really good idea to share this piece of work with your parents so you can discuss how to stay in touch with friends safely.

 

French (we would usually spend 30mins on this at school)

L.I. To know the French names for different countries in the world.

Draw a quick/rough world map in your sketch book (this is not the main learning you are doing!)

Label as many countries as you can in French.

Some you will already know from your lessons with Mrs Suddes, some you will need to research using the internet.

 

It would be good to share some of your learning from home. Please speak to your parents about whether you could email through a picture of some of the work you have been doing to share with the rest of the class. 

Good Morning Class 6

Wednesday 25th  March

You can do anything you want. All you have to do is believe.

Today’s 40 Acts Lent Challenge: Draw a large heart and write/draw in it all the ways you can show love.

 

The answers for yesterday’s Maths:

Guided practice:

1) 108cm²

2) 72cm²

Is it possible to find the perimeter of each parallelogram:

  1. 44cm             2) 38cm

 

Formulae for area of a parallelogram: Area = length x breadth.

                                                      A = lxb

Workbook pages:

1a) Area = 35cm²

     

  b) Area = 108cm²

     

  c) Area = 93.6cm²

 

Today’s work:

Daily Mile (we usually spend 10 minutes on this at school)

Every Monday-Friday Joe Wicks – The Body Coach – is putting a 30 minute PE lesson on his Youtube channel. See if you can do at least some of this each day (on PE days I will ask you to do the whole routine).

 https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

 

Spag (we usually spend about 15/20mins on this at school)

CGP Punctuation book

Apostophes p12-15

(Don’t forget you have the answer book so you can mark this yourself when you are done).

 

Maths (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

Area and Perimeter: Lesson 3 p84 Tb6b

L.I. I can calculate the area of triangles.

Draw out the triangle from the In Focus on a piece of paper so that you can cut it up to make it into a rectangle.

Guided practice:

Mild: You might find it useful to continue to draw out the triangles and cut them into rectangles. Alternatively, draw around them to add the rest of the rectangle.

Hot: Can you explain how the dotted lines have been added in each Q in the guided practice? What purpose are they serving?

Then complete the WB pages.

If you finish: Draw your own triangles and use the methods from the book to show how you might find the area.

It would be good to also find 10 minutes for Times Tables Rockstars at some point today (I'm happy for you to send me challenges or set up battles if you would like).

 

Guided Reading (we usually spend 15/20mins on this at school)

Spend guided reading time reading your own choice of book.

 

English (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

L.I. I can give my opinions of the events from the story and justify these with reasons.

Think back over Via’s part of the story.

How does it make you feel about Via? What about August?

What bit of Via’s story interested you most?

Why?

What did you learn about Via?

Write a letter to Via about her part of the story. In your letter tell her how you feel about her, about her views on August and include any questions you have about her part of the story.

Hot: If you were intending Via to read this, how might it influence the way you write your thoughts?

 

Success Criteria for your letter writing:

  • I use the features of letter writing (see your checking checklist)
  • I can make reference to events in the story.
  • I can give my opinion on these events
  • Hot: I think about how to phrase my writing so as not to offend my reader.

 

PE (We usually spend 45mins on this at school)

Complete the whole of Joe Wicks’ PE lesson for today.

 

DT (We usually spend 45mins on this at school)

L.I. To design my Centre of Aboriginal Culture.

http://gallery.records.nsw.gov.au/index.php/galleries/sydney-opera-house/sydney-opera-house-drawings

Have a read of the information in the above webpage. Jorn Utzon had to submit sketched designs of his building to enter the competition to design a new National Opera House for Australia.

Look at the sketches on the website and notice where notes have been added and how many sketches there are showing all different aspects of the building.

 

I am going to be asking you to design a new “Centre of Aboriginal Culture”.

What will you need to consider when sketching out your building?

Success Criteria for your building design:

  • My design considers practicalities such as how people get into the building and how they are able to access different parts of the building.
  • My design celebrates Aboriginal culture (think about drawing on your learning from Term 3 – Dot Painting but also the history of Colonisation and how you might mark that).

Sketch out their design for the building. You will need to produce 3 sketches of the building – face on, side on and bird’s eye view. If you would like to, colour your sketches using colouring pencils.

Challenge: Produce a floor plan for the interior of the building.

 

If you want to, you could build a model of your building just like Jorn Utzon did when entering his design.

Good Morning Class 6

Tuesday 24th  March

The man who moves a mountain must start by moving small stones. Chinese proverb

Today’s 40 Acts Lent Challenge: Say a nice thing about someone to somebody else.

 

The answers for yesterday’s Maths:

Guided practice:

1a) 20cm²

1b) 21cm²

2) 6 x 5 = 30

    0.5 x 5 = 2.5

    6.5 x 5 = 32.5cm²

3a) 2.5cm

3b) 21cm

4) 20cm

5) 24cm (sides are 7cm and 5cm – 2 of each length)

 

 

 

Workbook pages:

1a) Area = 40cm²

      Perimeter = 26cm

  b) Area = 96cm²

      Perimeter = 44cm 

  c) Area = 22.5cm²

      Perimeter = 23cm

  d) Area = 22cm²

      Perimeter = 20 and 2/3 cm

2) 72÷9 = 8cm

     8+8+9+9 = 34cm

3) 63-18 = 45cm

    45÷2 = 22.5cm

    22.5 x 9 = 202.5cm²

4) 12+12+7+7= 38cm

 

Today’s work:

Daily Mile (we usually spend 10 minutes on this at school)

Every Monday-Friday Joe Wicks – The Body Coach – is putting a 30 minute PE lesson on his Youtube channel. See if you can do at least some of this each day (on PE days I will ask you to do the whole routine).

 https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

 

Spag (we usually spend about 15/20mins on this at school)

Please write your answers into your exercise books, just like we would at school. I will need the SPAG books to use next year!

CGP Spelling book

Root words p2-3

(Don’t forget you have the answer book so you can mark this yourself when you are done).

 

Maths (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

Area and Perimeter: Lesson 2 p80 Tb6b

L.I. I can calculate the area of a parallelograms.

Work through the Let’s Learn.

You might like to have a go at cutting out the parallelogram and piecing it together just like the boy has in the Let’s Learn (you can use a page from the back of your Maths book for this).

Challenge: Can you write a formulae for finding the area of a parallelogram?

 

Complete guided practice and workbook (you can find which pages at the bottom of the Guided practice).

Challenge: Can you draw different parallelograms that all have the same area and different perimeters?

 

It would be good to also find 10 minutes for Times Tables Rockstars at some point today.

 

Guided Reading (we usually spend 15/20mins on this at school)

Finish reading “Part 2 – Via” up to p117 of Wonder

 

English (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

This is a 2 day piece of work – you need to finish it off today.

L.I. I can make inferences about Via based on what she says and does.

Finish writing your letter to Via about the difficulties she is facing at the moment and advice on what she might do about it.

Mild: Focus on her difficulties with Miranda and what she might do about these.

Spicy: Include a range of the difficulties Miranda is facing and what she might do about these.

Hot: Also in your letter make suggestions as to why Via might find each thing hard and how she might be feeling about it (and why).

If you finish – check and edit your writing by working through each step of your Checking Checklist (in your Writing Reminders book)

Success Criteria for your writing

- I can structure my letter correctly with an address, greeting and an introductory paragraph.

- I can provide context on the problem Miranda is facing, explain why this is a problem for her and make suggestions as to what she might do about it.

- I maintain my viewpoint, writing in the 2nd person.

 

RE (we would usually spend 1 and a half hours on this at school)

How might belief in the resurrection help people to face problems in the world today?

What do you think the central messages within the resurrection might be?

How might a Christian explain the purpose of the resurrection?

Draw a table in your book with 3 columns.

In the first column, make a list of problems that we might face in our lives – personal problems rather than those on a global scale.

How might belief in the resurrection help when faced with these problems? Record your ideas in the second column.

Is there anything that might challenge your faith at that point? Record your ideas in the third column.

Jesus rising again and offering eternal life may help people to not put too much focus on physical belongings, provide comfort when ill or grieving, or may make people feel less lonely.

 

Write a poem showing how faith in the resurrection might support someone in their personal life.

Need help? In your poem, focus on 3 stanzas, 1 showing how the resurrection might help you focus less on personal belongings, 1 showing how it might provide comfort when ill or grieving and 1 showing how it might help people feel less lonely.

 

This term we have been thinking about the following key question

What difference does the resurrection make to Christians?

Write the question out into your book and then underneath write your own personal answer to this. In your response you should aim to answer the question with reference to the Bible, our work from this term and your own personal views.

Need help? Bible passages that might be worth having a read of: Luke 24: 1-49, John 3:16, 11:25-26, 14: 2-3

Good Morning Class 6

Monday 23rd March

What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness? – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Today’s 40 Acts Lent Challenge: Help your parent tidy up after lunch.

 

Daily Mile (we usually spend 10 minutes on this at school)

Do the Cha Cha Slide - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZv62ShoStY

 

Spag (we usually spend about 15/20mins on this at school)

CGP Grammar book

Nouns p2

(Don’t forget you have the answer book so you can mark this yourself when you are done).

 

Maths (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

Area and Perimeter: Lesson 1 p76 Tb6b

Work through the Let’s Learn and then the guided practice. Move on to the workbook questions as well if you finish.

Need help?  Draw out the shapes in your Maths book so that you have the lines in their books to help you.

 

It would be good to also find 10 minutes for Times Tables Rockstars at some point today.

 

Guided Reading (we usually spend 15/20mins on this at school)

Over the next 2 days I would like you to finish reading “Part 2 – Via” up to p117 of Wonder

 

English (we usually spend 1 hour on this at school)

This is a 2 day piece of work.

L.I. I can make inferences about Via based on what she says and does.

Think about what life is currently like for Via.

What is happening to her?

What is happening around her?

How might she be feeling about the changes taking place?

Mind map the difficulties that Via is facing at the moment.

Need help? Think about her relationships with August and Miranda and how these are changing.

What advice might you give to Via?

What support might she need?

Your task: Write a letter to Via about the difficulties she is facing at the moment and advice on what she might do about it.

Mild: Focus on her difficulties with Miranda and what she might do about these.

Spicy: Include a range of the difficulties Miranda is facing and what she might do about these.

Hot: Also in your letter make suggestions as to why Via might find each thing hard and how she might be feeling about it (and why).

Success Criteria for your writing

- I can structure my letter correctly with an address, greeting and an introductory paragraph.

- I can provide context on the problem Via is facing, explain why this is a problem for her and make suggestions as to what she might do about it.

- I maintain my viewpoint, writing in the 2nd person.

 

DT (we would usually spend 1 and a half hours on this at school)

L.I. To explore how we can make our structures strong.

Remember that Jorn Utzon became the architect for the Sydney Opera House because he won a competition to design the building?  I am going to be asking you to prepare entries for an architecture competition of our own.  Before we start designing our building we will need to do some training as architects.

As you are now at home, it might be tricky for some of you to make a model of your building design. It would be great if you could but if not, this lesson might also come in handy for completing your architecture homework you were given at the start of this term.

What materials might we use to make a replica model of a building?

How can we strengthen these materials (particularly paper and card)?

Using paper only, I would like you to create a structure to hold a tin can of food (ask your parent before you go raiding the kitchen cupboards!)

Need help? Think about using tubes of paper or adding diagonals into squares and rectangles for further support.

Try out different ideas and problem solve – this is the time to experiment and see what works best for building a sturdy model.

 

I would like you to write a reflection of what you have done and found out. In your reflection you should include:

- What I did.

- What went well.

- What could be improved.

- What this has taught be about strengthening models.

The Year 6 Team

Class Teacher: Mrs Edwards

 

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Bates and Mrs Wright

 

Reading

If you are in need of a good book recommendation, have a look at our reading lists using the link below.

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