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Welcome to Golden Eagles 2020 - 2021: Year 6

The same as yesterday for some reason-think of something else to draw!

Good Morning Eagles,

It is the final day of Home Learning.  Today, you could organise everything for Monday and finish anything that you need to or, if you want a normal Home Learning Day, then complete some of the work in the pdfs below. 

 

I look forward to seeing you on Monday.  Like before, you walk across the playground and down to our classroom.  After, you have left things on your peg, bring your pack, pencil case, home learning work, reading book and Home Contact book into the classroom and leave it on your table.  Then, wash your hands in the classroom before you sit down.  So really, this is just the same as before Christmas!

 

Have a good weekend,

Miss Baker smiley

Afternoon Activities - choose one or some of these to complete over this week.

Morning Eagles,

Today, you have Daily Spelling, Maths and Literacy as usual (complete spelling attempt 4) but because it is World Book Day, all your other activities are linked to this.  Therefore, there are just two pdfs for you to look at to find your work.  If you would prefer to continue with any other work you have started, then you are welcome to do this instead and if you would rather do more of the Pobble Non-Screen World Book Day Activities, then that is also okay.

 

Have a good day,

Miss Baker smiley

Daily Spelling, Maths and Literacy - Wednesday 3rd March

Complete attempt 3 on the sheet or write them in your book and then check you are correct.

Remember to spend 5-10 minutes practising your words in Spelling Shed.  Weblink: Spelling Shed  Don't forget to read for 15-20 minutes every day. 

Maths - Wednesday 3rd March

Complete the work below in your Power Maths Practice Book 6B.  

  • pages 117 and 118 - all children
  • page  119 - some children

Extension Work:

  • Power Maths Practice Book Pages 114 and 116
  • BARVEMBER

Literacy - Wednesday 3rd March - continue with your Flying Squirrel work

Morning Eagles,

Hopefully, this is the last week of Home Learning. smiley  It was great to have a sunny weekend - I hope this continues.

 

This week, there are zoom sessions at your normal times on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  There will be work put on the class webpage everyday for you to complete.  Thursday is World Book Day so your work that day is linked to this.  There will be work for Friday too but you may want to use this day to finish work you have started and to sort out everything so you are ready to bring all your work, pencil cases, whiteboards back to school on Monday 8th March. 

 

I'm looking forward to catching up with you on zoom today,

Miss Baker cool

Literacy - Monday 1st March

Choose one activity to complete:

  • Literacy pdf - continue with some literacy worked linked to the troll picture from last week
  • Topical Monday - read the newspaper articles and choose one of their writing activities to complete

Daily Spelling, Maths and Literacy - Friday 26th February

Complete attempt 5 on the sheet or write them in your book and then check you are correct.

Remember to spend 5-10 minutes practising your words in Spelling Shed.  Weblink: Spelling Shed  Don't forget to read for 15-20 minutes every day. 

Literacy - Friday 26th February

Complete one of the reading comprehensions below.  The Beanstalk Giant is the easier one.

Maths - Friday 26th February

Complete the work below in your Power Maths Practice Book 6B.  Use this link to a video that could help you: Calculate with Metric Measures Weblink

  • pages 106 and 107 - all children
  • page  108 - some children

Extension Work:

  • Calculate with Metric Measures

Daily Spelling, Maths and Literacy - Thursday 25th February

Complete attempt 4 on the sheet or write them in your book and then check you are correct.

Remember to spend 5-10 minutes practising your words in Spelling Shed.  Weblink: Spelling Shed  Don't forget to read for 15-20 minutes every day. 

Literacy - Thursday 25th February

Maths - Thursday 25th February

Complete the work below in your Power Maths Practice Book 6B.  

  • pages 103 and 104 - all children
  • page  105 - some children

Extension Work:

  • Convert Metric Measures
  • Barvember 15 pdfs: Questions 1 and 2 - easy; Questions 3 and 4 - harder; and the Challenge sheet is hard - start with the with bars pdf if you want some help

Afternoon Activities - choose one or some of these to complete over this week.

Daily Spelling, Maths and Literacy - Wednesday 24th February

Complete attempt 2 on the sheet or write them in your book and then check you are correct.

Remember to spend 5-10 minutes practising your words in Spelling Shed.  Weblink: Spelling Shed  Don't forget to read for 15-20 minutes every day. 

Maths - Wednesday 24th February

After zoom, complete the work below in your Power Maths Practice Book 6B.  We are skipping forward a bit as I think this will be better for you to do at home.

  • pages 100 and 101 - all children
  • page  102 - some children

Extension Work:

  • Metric Measures
  • Barvember 15 pdfs: Questions 1 and 2 - easy; Questions 3 and 4 - harder; and the Challenge sheet is hard - start with the with bars pdf if you want some help 

Literacy - Wednesday 24th February

Morning Eagles,

I hope you had a good day yesterday.  Today, there is zoom this morning as usual but there is no zoom at 1:30 - apologies.

See you later,

Miss Baker wink 

Daily Spelling, Maths and Literacy - Tuesday 23rd February

Complete attempt 2 on the sheet or write them in your book and then check you are correct.

Remember to spend 5-10 minutes practising your words in Spelling Shed.  Weblink: Spelling Shed

Don't forget to read for 15-20 minutes every day. 

Maths - Tuesday 23rd February

After zoom, complete the work below in your Power Maths Practice Book 6B.  

  • pages 30 and 31 - all children
  • page  32 - some children

Extension Work:

  • Practice Book pages 33 and 34
  • Barvember 14 pdfs: Questions 1 and 2 - easy; Questions 3 and 4 - harder; and the Challenge sheet is hard - start with the with bars pdf if you want some help 

Literacy - Tuesday 23rd February

You have a choice today:

  • Read The Colour Monster (part 1 and part 2) and then do a follow up task on nouns using the notes or booklet you made yesterday
  • Read the newspaper pages in Topical Tuesday and then choose one of the tasks on page 2 to complete

Good Morning Eagles,

 

I hope you all had a good half term. Nothing has changed so the days still work in the same way: daily spelling, maths and literacy; daily reading; literacy; maths; and a choice of other 'afternoon activity' which you can do as an extra lessons if you wish: History, Science, Computing, Outdoor Activities, Art, Draw with Rob and PE with Joe.  Please do not try to do all these activities - do what you like, when and if you can; it's more important that you are happy.

 

Your zoom sessions are at the same times and I look forward to hearing about your half terms.

 

Have a good morning,

Miss Baker smiley

Daily Spelling, Maths and Literacy - Monday 22nd February

Complete attempt 1 on the sheet or write them in your book and then check you are correct.

Remember to spend 5-10 minutes practising your words in Spelling Shed.  Weblink: Spelling Shed

Don't forget to read for 15-20 minutes every day.  

Maths - Monday 22nd February

After zoom, complete the work below in your Power Maths Practice Book 6B.  

  • pages 27 and 28 - all children
  • page  29 - some children

Extension Work:

  • Dividing Decimals 
  • Barvember 13 pdfs: Questions 1 and 2 - easy; Questions 3 and 4 - harder; and the Challenge sheet is hard - start with the with bars pdf if you want some help 

Literacy - Monday 22nd February

Complete today's work in the pdf below or continue to finish your biography from last term if you need to.

Morning Eagles,

We have made it to the final Friday of the term - well done.  You have worked hard and deserve a break.  Have a great half term - be proud of your efforts this term.  

 

If you have any questions about the work or information on the webpage today, then please drop into zoom anytime between 9:30 and 10:00.  Otherwise, have a good day and enjoy your half term! 

 

Well done to Thomas C - top for our class on Spelling Shed this week.

Take care,

Miss Baker

 

PS.  Today is Chinese New Year.  Find out more: watch these video clips.

Chinese New Year - BBC Teach

BBC Newsround Chinese New Year - scroll down the page to find out your Chinese Zodiac Animal.

Daily Spelling, Maths and Literacy - Friday 12th February

Complete attempt 5 on the sheet or write them in your book and then check you are correct.

Your Daily Maths and Literacy today is a mystery to solve - good luck. Today it is maths based  and everyone is solving the same mystery.

Maths and Literacy - Friday 12th February

Your Literacy today is to finish your biography.  If you can, add it to your Class Dojo Portfolio.  Well done to those of you who have already done this - I have seen some excellent work.

Your Maths today is to continue multiplying decimals in your Power Maths Practice Book 6B. Please complete: 

  • pages 24 and 25 - all children
  • page  26 - some children

There is no extension work or Barvember today - start your half term early.  You deserve it, you have been working hard.

Afternoon Activities

Good Morning Eagles,

It is the penultimate day of the half term and we have made it!  Well done to you all - you have persisted with Zoom despite the internet difficulties and completed sessions well.  Well done to your parents too for their help and support - make sure you thank them.  This last week has seemed very long but we are nearly there. 

 

We tried the balloon ice baubles in school yesterday which was fun.  Really, we managed to get water everywhere - up the walls and all over us - but a few made it into the tree in the year 6 area.  We had fun and laughed a lot!  Today , we'll need to see if we have any baubles.  It made me even more impressed with those of you that had managed to do this (and I send apologies to your parents for the mess!)

 

Zoom is at the normal times today - see you then.

Have a good morning,

Miss Baker  wink

Daily Spelling, Maths and Literacy - Thursday 11th February

Complete attempt 4 on the sheet or write them in your book and then check you are correct.

Remember to spend 5-10 minutes practising your words in Spelling Shed.  Don't forget, I do look to see who has been playing and practising their spellings.  Weblink: Spelling Shed

Don't forget to read for 15-20 minutes every day.  

Your Daily Maths and Literacy today is mystery to solve - good luck. (You will need the easier or more challenging statutory word list to help you.)Today it is grammar based so tomorrow will be maths.

Literacy - Thursday 11th February

Maths - Thursday 11th February

After zoom, complete the work below in your Power Maths Practice Book 6B.  

  • pages 21 and 22 - all children
  • page  23 - some children

Extension Work:

  • Multiplying Decimals by integers
  • Barvember 12 pdfs: Questions 1 and 2 - easy; Questions 3 and 4 - harder; and the Challenge sheet is hard - start with the with bars pdf if you want some help (Answers at 1:45 on Zoom)

I'll let you work this one out for yourselves!

Morning Eagles,

Thank you for the semaphore messages.  I will share my messages to you during your zoom session today for you to decode so have the code out/up ready - good luck! (Sorry - I could not manage to put them onto Class Dojo or this page!)

 

Well done to those of you who have finished your research and are now writing your biography - remember to organise the information and use sub-headings to help the reader know what each paragraph or section is about.

 

See you later this morning on zoom,

Miss Baker 

Daily Spelling, Maths and Literacy - Wednesday 10th February

Complete attempt 3 on the sheet or write them in your book and then check you are correct.

Remember to spend 5-10 minutes practising your words in Spelling Shed.  Don't forget, I do look to see who has been playing and practising their spellings.  Weblink: Spelling Shed

Don't forget to read for 15-20 minutes every day.  

Maths - Wednesday 10th February

After zoom, complete the work below in your Power Maths Practice Book 6B.  

  • pages 18 and 19 - all children
  • page  20 - some children

Extension Work:

  • Fractions to Decimals 2
  • Barvember 11 pdfs: Questions 1 and 2 - easy; Questions 3 and 4 - harder; and the Challenge sheet is hard - start with the with bars pdf if you want some help (Answers at 1:45 on Zoom)

Literacy - Wednesday 10th February

Maths - Tuesday 9th February

After zoom, complete the work below in your Power Maths Practice Book 6B.  

  • pages 15 and 16 - all children
  • page  17 - some children

Extension Work:

  • Maths Extension Sheet
  • Barvember 10 pdfs: Questions 1 and 2 - easy; Questions 3 and 4 - harder; and the Challenge sheet is hard - start with the with bars pdf if you want some help (Answers at 1:45 on Zoom)

If you need any extra help, use this link so that you can watch the White Rose Maths video clip called Fractions as Decimals 1.  It links to the pdf below with the same name. 

Good Morning Eagles,

It's the last Monday of this half term! smiley

 

Zoom is at your normal times today - I look forward to seeing you then.  Be ready to tell me the name and most famous thing the person you researched for your biography writing has done.  This week, there is one pdf which has different activities for the last session (possibly your afternoon) each day.

 

Have a good morning,

Miss Baker

Maths - Monday 8th February

After zoom, complete the work below in your Power Maths Practice Book 6B.  

  • pages 12 and 13 - all children
  • page  14 - some children

Extension Work:

  • Maths Extension Sheet
  • Barvember 9 pdfs: Questions 1 and 2 - easy; Questions 3 and 4 - harder; and the Challenge sheet is hard - start with the with bars pdf if you want some help (Answers at 1:45 on Zoom)

If you need any extra help, use this link so that you can watch the White Rose Maths video clip called Decimals as Fractions.  It links to the pdf below with the same name. 

If you do not have your 6B Practice Book yet, then complete the pdf below instead.

Morning Eagles,

We have made it to another Friday - well done, you are working well on zoom and I'm pleased with all of you. 

 

Today, if you have any questions about the work or information on the webpage today, then please drop into zoom anytime between 9:30 and 10:30.  Otherwise, have a good day and enjoy the weekend - there's the possibility of snow again! smiley

 

Well done to Will - top for our class on Spelling Shed this week.

Take care,

Miss Baker

 

PS.   Today there is a Virtual Zoo Day at Chester Zoo from 10:00. The webpage link is below and includes clips from previous days which you can watch.

Daily Reading, Spelling, Maths and Literacy - Friday 5th February

Complete attempt 5 on the sheet or write them in your book and then check you are correct.

At some point today, ask someone to give you a spelling test.

Don't forget to read for 10-20 minutes.

Literacy - Friday 5th February

Use literacy time today to catch up if you need to.  Make sure you have completed the research part of yesterday's lesson - scroll down the page and look at yesterday's literacy work.

 

If you are up to date with your work, then complete a bookshelf or book pile to show all of your reading this year (since January 1st 2021): include books, comics, graphic novels etc.  You could use the pdf to record this, draw it yourself or maybe arrange your books into a pile (stack) and take a photograph! Add this to your Class Dojo portfolio. 

 

Then, for one of these, complete a book review.  Again, you could use one of the pdf templates or you could use the headings and write it into your red book or complete it as a diary entry in Class Dojo.

Maths - Friday 5th February

Today, you are working on Numbers with 3 decimal places.  Use the teaching slides pdf and then complete the work.  Or, if you prefer, use the White Rose Maths video clip with this link: Three Decimal Places and then complete the White Rose Maths Three Decimal Places pdf.  Complete the Maths Extension Sheet if you have more time.

Morning Eagles,

I hope you are having a good week.  Yesterday, in school, we enjoyed ourselves drawing and painting or collaging massive versions of 'Draw with Rob' aliens, giraffes, hippos, snowmen, skeletons, pandas, dogs etc.  They are not finished but already look really good - I'll try and show you.  Most of them are about half my height in size.  Maybe, you have some large paper at home and could try it - it made us smile.

 

I hope I have remembered to put everything on the class page today.  Sorry, I forgot the daily maths and literacy until later (once you'd reminded me) yesterday; don't worry if you did not have time to do it - it was my mistake.

 

See you later on zoom,

Miss Baker cool

Daily Spelling, Maths and Literacy - Thursday 4th February

Complete attempt 4 on the sheet or write them in your book and then check you are correct.

Remember to spend 5-10 minutes practising your words in Spelling Shed.

Weblink:https://play.edshed.com/en-gb/login

Don't forget to read for 15-20 minutes every day.

Literacy - Thursday 4th February

Continuing from yesterday, there is a bit more work linked to biographies.  Work your way through the Literacy - Thursday 4th February pdf and you will identify some features of a biography, start your research and make sure you understand the past perfect tense.

 

You must check with an adult that the person you are searching is safe and use a child safe search engine for your research (Swiggle weblink- safe search engine). If you do come across something you do not like: minimise the page, turn off the screen or close the laptop and get an adult.

Maths - Thursday 4th February

After zoom, complete the work below in your Power Maths Practice Book 6B.  

  • pages 9 and 10 - all children
  • page  11 - some children

Extension Work:

  • Maths Extension Sheet
  • Barvember 8 pdfs: Questions 1 and 2 - easy; Questions 3 and 4 - harder; and the Challenge sheet is hard - start with the with bars pdf if you want some help (Answers at 1:45 on Zoom)

If you need any extra help, use this link so that you can watch the White Rose Maths video clip called Divide by 10, 100 and 1000.  It links to the pdf below with the same name. 

If you do not have your 6B Practice Book yet, then complete the pdf below instead.

Good Morning Eagles,

How have you been getting on with the daily drawing? 

 

Zoom is at the usual times today.  If you have time before this, look at the literacy today so you have some answers to 3 and 4.

 

Take care,

Miss Baker wink

Literacy - Wednesday 3rd February

Over the next few lessons, you will be reading biographies on different people and finding out about their features. As well as completing some research so that you will be able to write a biography about a person of your choice next week.

Today, you have 4 short things to do today.

1.  Start by looking at the First, Second and Third Person Teaching slides.

2.  Then, complete the activity linked to this: Activity - First, Second and Third Person.  Choose the star level that is right for you.

3.  Read the Pablo Picasso and/or Martin Luther King Biography and answer this question: is it written in the first, second or third person and how do you know?

4.  Decide on a person you would like to research so that next week you will be able to write a biography about them. 

 

Points 3 and 4 today, you need to be able to tell me during zoom or send me a message with your answer using Class Dojo.

Maths - Wednesday 3rd February

After zoom, complete the work below in your Power Maths Practice Book 6B.  

  • pages 6 and 7 - all children
  • page  8 - some children

Extension Work:

  • Maths Extension Sheet
  • Barvember 7 pdfs: Questions 1 and 2 - easy; Questions 3 and 4 - harder; and the Challenge sheet is hard - start with the with bars pdf if you want some help (Answers at 1:45 on Zoom)

If you need any extra help, use this link so that you can watch the White Rose Maths video clip called Multiply by 10, 100 and 1000.  It links to the pdf below with the same name. 

If you do not have your 6B Practice Book yet, then complete the pdf below instead.

Morning Eagles

I have some work on Class Dojo - thank you to you (and your parents if they helped).  It is great to finally be able to see your writing not just to hear you read it to me.

 

Zoom is at the normal times today.  I'm sorry but I can't do anything about the glitching - if it gets to bad then all you can do is follow the work yourself using the webpage and keep trying to rejoin and hope it is better.

 

See you later,

Miss Baker

 

PS.  Remember tomorrow we will begin using Practice book 6B.

Daily Spelling, Maths and Literacy - Tuesday 2nd February

Complete attempt 2 on the sheet or write them in your book and then check you are correct.

Remember to spend 5-10 minutes practising your words in Spelling Shed.

Weblink:https://play.edshed.com/en-gb/login

Don't forget to read for 15-20 minutes every day.

Literacy - Tuesday 2nd February

For those of you that are a day behind so you only started your writing yesterday, you need to scroll down and complete yesterday's literacy - editing and improving your work.  You may manage to catch up and complete today's literacy as well if you work hard.

 

Today's Literacy

Firstly, well done for keeping up to date, keeping yourself motivated, working independently and for reading and following the work set on the webpage. smiley  Today, you have a reading comprehension based on Anne Frank - choose the level that is right for you (1, 2 or 3***).  Your next unit of literacy is based on biographies so as you are completing this be thinking of a person that you would like to research and then write about.  You do not need to decide today so you have time to consider this and change your mind.

Maths - Tuesday 2nd February

After zoom, complete the work below in your Power Maths Practice Book.  

  • pages 150 and 151 - all children
  • page  152 - some children

Extension Work:

  • Maths Extension Sheet
  • Barvember 6 pdfs: Questions 1 and 2 - easy; Questions 3 and 4 - harder; and the Challenge sheet is hard - start with the with bars pdf if you want some help

Morning Eagles,

It is finally February - January seemed like it was going to last forever!  As I'm typing this, it is snowing but sadly, I don't think it is going to last.

 

Today, your zoom sessions are at their normal times - I look forward to seeing you then.  Can you be ready to show me or tell me about the literacy you did on Friday and where you have got up to.

 

Thank you to those of you that have put your writing or story maps from Thursday or Friday's literacy onto Class Dojo - it is good to be able to see your work.  Tuesday, in zoom, I will try to show you how to do it so can you make sure your parents have emailed permission to the office and have given you your log in.  Hopefully, you will be able to upload your piece of writing based on Hetty's Unicorn.

 

Enjoy your morning,

Miss Baker frown

 

PS.  You will need your Power Maths Practice Book 6B on Wednesday so make sure it has been collected by then or that you have let me know if you are having trouble doing this.

I've found something new for you to do everyday as a warm up if you fancy it. It's called Rob Gander's Great Big Page -a-day Exercise Book. The idea is to do one of these activities a day and then display it in your window as part of The Great Big Art Exhibition 2021.

Easy-Draw the first thing that comes to mind.

Medium-Draw the third thing that comes to mind.

Hard- Defy expectation, draw the illogical, obscure or unimaginable.

It would be great to see what you come up with through the class dojo page. I think some of your grown ups might like to try it too! I think I'll try it too - ask me to show you my drawing when we do zoom.

Daily Spelling, Maths and Literacy - Monday 1st February

Complete attempt 1 on the sheet or write them in your book and then check you are correct.

Remember to spend 5-10 minutes practising your words in Spelling Shed.

Weblink:https://play.edshed.com/en-gb/login

Don't forget to read for 15-20 minutes every day.

Maths - Monday 1st January

After zoom, complete the work below in your Power Maths Practice Book.  

  • pages 147 and 148 - all children
  • page  149 - some children

Extension Work:

  • Maths Extension Sheet
  • Barvember 5 pdfs: Questions 1 and 2 - easy; Questions 3 and 4 - harder; and the Challenge sheet is hard - start with the with bars pdf if you want some help

Last (possibly afternoon) session each day this week - these continue from last week so you may need to do that work first (scroll down the class page to find it).

History

This week Mr Barber is going to teach you about how the Romans conquered Britain. You will need paper and a pencil.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-did-the-romans-conquer-britain-6gwk6d

Art

  • Pablo Picasso: make sure you look at the teaching slides before you begin the task.  Try to post your finished work into your portfolio on Class Dojo.
  • Mindful colouring
  • Make a wind sock
  • Origami dog
  • Desk Tidy
  • Draw with Rob

Scratch

This week you have two options:

  1. Make it Spin – you will find this in the tutorials section in Scratch.
  2. Line up – use the pdf below- In this project you will make a Scratch game in which you need to find a sprite that is hidden among a huge crowd of other characters (a bit like Where’s Wally)

Cooking- This week's recipe is for tomato soup. Perfect for this chilly weather.

Morning Eagles,

Sorry about yesterday, the zoom and the school's internet suddenly stopped working at 10:00 just as I was about to let some of you into our session!  I sure you coped well and still managed to work out what you needed to do using the class webpage.  If not, then do yesterday's maths today and you should still be able to do today's literacy as I have put up one of the story maps that the children in school completed which will mean you can keep up.  I will be on zoom from 9:30-10:30 if you have any questions.  Also, we will play a game or two during this time - some fun at the end of a good week of learning -well done.  

 

See you soon,

Miss Baker cool

 

PS We'll do PE in school today so you might like to do Joe Wicks PE at 9:00!  The link is further down this page.

Maths - Friday 29th January

Follow the weblink to the White Rose Maths Learning video clip: Fractions of an Amount and complete the Fractions of an Amount pdf.

Questions 1-4 - all children

Questions 5 - 7 -most children

Extension: complete the maths extension pdf which has questions linked to any work from this unit on fractions.

Daily Reading, Spelling, Maths and Literacy - Friday 29th January

Complete attempt 5 on the sheet or write them in your book and then check you are correct.

At some point today, ask someone to give you a spelling test.

Don't forget to read for 10-20 minutes.

Last (possibly afternoon) session each day this week - these continue from last week so you may need to do that work first (scroll down the class page to find it).

History

This week Mr Barber is going to be teaching you about what Britain was like before the Romans. You will need a pencil and some paper.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-was-britain-like-before-the-romans-crvkgt

Art

  • Following on from the Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein work from the last two weeks, the weblink below takes you to the Tate Kids page and some more activities for you to try based on pop art.

https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/explore/what-is/pop-art

 

  • Watch this video of Lichtenstein’s sculpture that you saw in the presentation on his work last week.

I have watched it quite a few times as I can’t believe how clever it is! Your challenge for this week is to see if you can recreate this sculpture or make a 3d sculpture which you then decorate in Pop Art style with clear lines and bold colours.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eifgrsBP1VI

 

Use the link below for two more ‘Draw with Rob’ pictures to complete.

 

Computing

This week's Scratch activity are...

 

  

Ping you have done before but I know it was enjoyed by many – also, with your advanced skills now you should be able to make a much better game!

Scratch weblink: https://scratch.mit.edu/

Once you have logged in go to Create, then tutorials and find the one above.  If you need a reminder about registering or logging in, then look at the information given the first week Scratch was put on the class page. 

Cooking

For anyone who likes cooking and whose grown ups are happy for them to do it, here is a recipe for some tasty looking cookies. You can let me know how tasty they were during our zoom sessions.

Sorry but the internet is not working, I’ll try again at 1:30 like normal otherwise I’ll see you on zoom tomorrow between 9:30 and 10:30 for a game of Pictionary and ....  and to answer any question about today or tomorrow.  Work is below and you should be able to complete some of it without zoom.  Miss Baker 🙂🙁crying

Morning Eagles,

 

I hope you are having a good week.  The snowmen we built on Monday have finally disappeared; they looked good for a couple of days.  There's a possibility of more snow this weekend so cross you fingers!  

 

Today, zoom is at your normal times.  I know it is quite 'glitchy' at the moment and lots of you have to keep rejoining - I don't think there is anything we can do but keep going and smiling!  Your sentences yesterday impressed me so I look forward to hearing more today.  It is Mrs James reading at 1:30 today; I will still be about at 1:45 for any questions and to give you the answers to Barvember.

 

See you later,

Miss Baker smiley

 

Maths - Thursday 28th January

After zoom, complete the work below in your Power Maths Practice Book.  

  • pages 144 and 145 - all children
  • page 146 - some children

Extension Work, either:

Watch the White Rose Four Rules with Fractions video clip and then complete the pdf called Four Rules with Fractions.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/week-12-number-fractions/

Or, for more of a challenge and to improve all your maths skills:

Complete the Barvember 4 sheets: Questions 1 and 2 - easy; Questions 3 and 4 - harder; and the Challenge sheet is hard (but in my opinion easier than yesterday!)  Start with the with bars pdf if you want some help.

Good Morning Eagles,

Today, works like always with your zoom session beginning at your normal time.  I'm pleased with the work I am seeing and hearing about so well done - keep going.  Please don't worry if you miss work, just do what you can. 

Have a good morning,

Miss Baker cool 

Maths - Wednesday 27th January

After zoom, complete the work below in your Power Maths Practice Book.  

  • pages 141 and 142 - all children
  • page 143 - some children

Extension Work, or anyone who would like some maths fun, have a go at the Barvember questions.  Try them without the bars first; only look at the 'with bars' pdf if you get stuck.  Questions 1 and 2 - easy!  Questions 3 and 4 - harder!  Challenge question - good luck!  I will go through the answers with anyone who has tried it at 1:45 on zoom.

 

If you miss zoom or need a reminder, then watch the Dividing Fractions by integers 2 clip using the link below.  It does mention a sheet with questions but watch it and then have another go at the pages above in your Practice Book.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/week-12-number-fractions/

Hi Eagles,

Well to done everyone who shared their commentary for the anaconda clip yesterday - I was impressed.  

 

Today, your zoom sessions are at your normal times.  If you try the Barvember Maths questions, then join me on zoom at 1:45 for the answers.  Questions 1 and 2 you should find easy (too easy) and then questions 3 and 4 should be tricky or make you think and then if you get to the challenge question - good luck!

 

With the work I put up, you are welcome to go back and do tasks you missed, just leave off something from that day.  Try to make sure that you do maths, literacy and something else everyday.  If you run short of time, then do half of the daily maths and literacy and if you get stuck, then switch to something else and ask me on zoom.

 

See you later,

Miss Baker surprise

Daily Spelling, Maths and Literacy - Tuesday 26th January

Complete attempt 2 on the sheet or write them in your book and then check you are correct.

Remember to spend 5 -10 minutes practising your words in Spelling Shed.

Weblink:https://play.edshed.com/en-gb/login

Literacy - Tuesday 26th January

Maths - Tuesday 26th January

I got the day correct today - sorry about yesterday - I hope I did not confuse you.

After zoom, complete the work below in your Power Maths Practice Book.  

  • pages 138 and 139 - all children
  • page 140 - some children

Extension Work, or anyone who would like some maths fun, have a go at the Barvember questions.  Try them without the bars first; only look at the 'with bars' pdf if you get stuck.  If you manage these easily, then try the challenge question (maybe, get your family to help or challenge them to solve it).  I will go through the answers with anyone who has tried it at 1:45 on zoom.

Good Morning Eagles,

It snowed: I hope there's still some left when you are reading this, this morning.  During zoom today, I look forward to hearing about your snow sculptures, snow balls, sledging, walks and all the other things you managed to do.  Zoom is at the normal times of 10:00 and 10:45 and 1:30.  We are nearly at the end of Land of Roar; we should finish it today or tomorrow.  Also, be ready to share your Anaconda commentary if you would like to.  The ones I have heard already have been great. wink

 

Looking at where we are in maths, we will be starting Practice Book 6B next week so ask your parents if they could come and collect them from school sometime this week.  The books are on a trolley outside, by the office.  I will also put out some more whiteboard pens and red books - help yourself if you need any of these.  If you cannot do this, then please get in touch and I'll get the book to you.

 

Have a good morning,

Miss Baker smiley

 

PS. Thanks to those of you who played Pictionary Friday.  For a first attempt, I think we did well!

Daily Spelling, Maths and Literacy - Monday 25th January

Complete attempt 1 on the sheet or write them in your book and then check you are correct.

Remember to spend 5 -10 minutes practising your words in Spelling Shed.

Weblink:https://play.edshed.com/en-gb/login

Literacy - Monday 25th January

Complete the reading and then the spelling pdf.  (Make sure you select the correct list - if you are not sure, ask me on zoom.) 

Maths - Monday 25th January

After zoom, complete the work below in your Power Maths Practice Book.  

  • pages 135 and 136 - all children
  • page 137 - some children

Extension Work, or anyone who would like some maths fun, have a go at the first day of Barvember questions.  Try them without the bars first; only look at the 'with bars' pdf if you get stuck.  If you manage these easily, then try the challenge question (maybe, get your family to help or challenge them to solve it).  I will go through the answers with anyone who has tried it at 2:00 on zoom.

Welcome to another Friday and the end of the week. 

 

You will find your work for today below on the class page.  In literacy, you are continuing from wherever you got up to yesterday.  I'm hoping to see or hear a great commentary for the clip in zoom on Monday.  In maths, use the video clip (watch the second half) and you will discover a way to multiply a fraction by a fraction using your times tables - drawing it out is still useful though.  After this, you will be able to complete the next pages in your Practice Book.  Then, finish any work you have started earlier in the week and, if you have time, do an activity from another subject - maybe try the Joe Wicks PE.  

 

Don't forget you can join me on zoom (9:30-10:30) if you have any questions or to show me any work and I thought (recommended by some of the children in class) we could try a game of Pictionary!  Make sure you know how to annotate and raise you hand in zoom as you'll need this.

 

See you later,

Miss Baker

 

Weblink: Pictionary Word Generator

Daily Maths, Literacy and Spelling - Friday 22nd January

Complete attempt 5 on your daily spelling sheet or list your words for the fifth time this week in your red book.  Remember to ask someone to give you a spelling test at some point today.

Literacy - Friday 22nd January

Continue from the page you got up to yesterday.  Probably, you are writing a commentary to go with the video clip.  I look forward to reading or hearing your writing and seeing how well it narrates the video clip.

Maths - Friday 22nd January

After watching the second part (the rest of the video you started yesterday) of the White Rose Maths video clip Multiplying Fractions by Fractions, complete the work below in your Power Maths Practice Book.  

  • pages 132 and 133 - all children
  • page 134 - some children

Extension Work - complete the pdf called Extension Maths

Good Morning Eagles,

What a wet, windy day we had yesterday! 

 

See you later today on zoom. If possible, have some colouring pencils with you (not felt tips) - you'll need them for your maths today.  Your literacy on the class page today is for today and tomorrow: it involves some short sentence tasks and then completing a piece of writing.  Take the time needed to edit and improve the writing.  Hopefully, Mrs James is reading the next part of her book today in the 1:30 zoom time.

 

Have a good day,

Miss Baker smiley

Daily Spelling

Complete attempt 4 on the sheet you started Monday or write them in your book and then check you are correct.

Remember to spend 5 -10 minutes practising your words in Spelling Shed.

Weblink:https://play.edshed.com/en-gb/login

Literacy - Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd February

Start by looking at the reminder slides to refresh your memory about using semi-colons and colons.  (I know it includes dashes too which you might also find useful for the writing task.)  Next, work your way through the pages in the Literacy Activities pdf.  I've suggested what to do on each day but it is up to you.  I look forward to reading or hearing your writing and seeing how well it narrates the video clip.  

Maths - Thursday 21st January

After zoom, or after watching the first part (up to where it says now answer questions 1-3) of the White Rose Maths video clip Multiplying Fractions by Fractions, complete the work below in your Power Maths Practice Book.  

  • pages 129 and 130 - all children - PLEASE DO COMPLETE THE DIAGRAMS
  • page 131 - some children

Extension Work - Watch the complete White Rose Multiplying Fractions by Fractions video clip and then complete the pdf called Multiplying Fractions by Fractions.

Good Morning Eagles,

It's another wet and windy day!  

Today, we are moving onto the next unit in maths and in literacy you can learn two things at once - facts about a cassowary as well as how to use a semi-colon - hopefully!  Zoom will happen as normal; I look forward to seeing you then.

 

I suggest you start, as always, with attempt 3 in your spellings and then your daily maths and literacy.  If you have any more time, look at the literacy teaching slides so you have some understanding of how to write sentences that include a semi-colon.  Wait until after zoom, if you can, to do the linked activity.  In class, the children have used the templates to reproduce some effective Lichtenstein pop art: we used a ruler to help us keep out dots/circle neat and straight.  The artwork was more effective when we did this.  Maybe you could try this later today.

 

Enjoy the start of your morning,

Miss Baker cool

Daily Spelling

Complete attempt 3 on the sheet you started Monday or write them in your book and then check you are correct.

Remember to spend 5 -10 minutes practising your words in Spelling Shed.

Weblink:https://play.edshed.com/en-gb/login

Maths - Wednesday 20th January

After zoom, complete the work below in your Power Maths Practice Book.  We are now all back completing the same work - I know some of you have missed out a few pages - do not worry about this.  If you want to have a go at them, then please do.  We have moved onto Unit 5 which is still fractions!surprise

  • pages 126 and 127 - all children
  • page 128 - some children

If you are stuck, or want some extra work, then watch the White Rose Maths video (Weblink: Multiplying Fractions by Integers) and complete Multiplying Fractions by Integers pdf.  

1. First page - all children.

2. Second page - some children.

3. Extension maths questions pdf - anyone who has completed the work in their Practice Book or the pdfs easily and mostly correctly and want more challenge. 

Literacy - Wednesday 20th January

Start by reading and completing the mini tasks in the Teaching Slide pdf on semi-colons.  Then, complete one of the activity sheets.  If you choose to do the Cassowary activity, you will need to watch a short video clip first.  You will learn what a cassowary is and more facts about it as you write sentences using semi-colons.

Cassowary video clip weblink

Last (possibly afternoon) session each day this week - these continue from last week so you may need to do that work first (scroll down the class page to find it).

Choose one activity to complete each day this week.  Over the week, I am expecting you to have completed at least 4 activities from those listed.

Music - Rocking Romans

History - Romans

Computing - Scratch

Science - Light

Art - Draw with Rob

RE - Buddhism

Art - Lichtenstein (Pop Art)

Mindful Colouring

Origami Frog Hopper

PE - PE with Joe - live at 9am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday

History - Romans

This week, Mr Barber is going to teach you about Julius Caesar and explain why he is such an important historical figure. You will need your exercise books and a pencil for this lesson.

Use the link below.

Computing - Scratch

This week's Scratch activity is...

Weblink below for Scratch:

https://scratch.mit.edu/

Once you have logged in go to Create, then tutorials and find the one above.  If you need a reminder about registering or logging in , then look at last week's Scratch post. 

Science - Light Lesson 2

Click on the link below to find out about reflection.

Link:https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-reflection-and-how-can-we-use-it-6mt3gd

Art - Draw with Rob - Steam Train or/and Octopus

Complete either or both of the drawings below, just click on the link.

Draw a Steam Train:

Link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cd6ztILveYk&feature=emb_logo

Draw an Octopus:

Link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkLlDBjFipk&feature=emb_logo

Have a go at posting your drawings on your class dojo page.

RE - Buddhism

Lesson 1. Who was Siddhartha Gautama?

Click on the link to start learning about Siddhartha Gautama. He is the first individual to have achieved enlightenment through the practice of meditation. He became known as Buddha, which means ‘the enlightened one’. You will just need a piece of paper and a pen/pencil.

Link: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/who-was-siddhartha-gautama-cgw68t?activity=video&step=1 

PE

Keep up with Joe in his PE sessions on Monday , Wednesday and Friday. If you're feeling energetic, you could do last week's sessions as well!

 

Apparently, you would like another Draw with Rob to do!

Try drawing the Super Hero Bear using the link below.

Good morning Eagles,

I hope you are having a good morning.  I look forward to seeing you in your zoom sessions later today.  Until I see you, I would make a start on your spellings, daily maths and literacy and then do some reading.  Which subject did you do after your maths and literacy yesterday?  Let me know during zoom.

 

Have a good start to your morning,

Miss Baker  wink

Literacy - Tuesday 19th January

This week’s literacy is about using semi colons in your writing.  To help with this, today, you are revising compound sentences and the use of co-ordinating conjunctions (FANBOYS).  

 

Start by working your way through the Teaching slides and then complete the pdf called Compound Sentences.  You should not need to print any of these (unless you want to) - you can just complete the work straight into your red book.

Maths - Tuesday 19th January

Like yesterday, the zoom groups are doing different work so read carefully which pages in your Power Maths Practice Book you need to do.

10:00 zoom - complete Practice Book pages 117 and 118 

Extension: complete Practice Book pages 119 and 120 

10:45 zoom - complete Practice Book pages 120, 121 and 121

Extension: complete Practice Book pages 123, 124 and 125 

Good Morning Eagles,

I hope you had a good weekend.  Today, is similar to last Monday.  One group has zoom at 10:00 and the other group has zoom at 10:45.  Before this, I would complete the daily maths and literacy and then your literacy work which is based on your spellings.  If you have more time, then do some independent reading.  After zoom, do your power maths and then one other activity of your choice.  In school today, we will finish our Andy Warhol art and then do some Scratch.

 

See you all later on zoom,

Miss Baker frown

Literacy - Monday 18th January

Complete the pdfs linked to your spellings and make sure you understand the meanings of each word. 

Extension: Write 5 separate sentences that each include a word from your spellings.  Below are extra challenges for three of your sentences:

  • include a colon to separate two main clauses
  • use a fronted adverbial
  • include a subordinate clause

Complete this is your red book.  Check your punctuation carefully.

Complete attempt 1 or write your spellings into your book and then check you are correct.

Remember to spend 5 -10 minutes practising your words in Spelling Shed.

Weblink:https://play.edshed.com/en-gb/login

Maths - Monday 18th January

Read this carefully because I have managed to do different work with different zoom groups so make sure you do the correct work for your zoom time.

10:00 zoom - complete Practice Book pages 114 and 115 

Extension: page 116 

10:45 zoom - complete Practice Book pages 117, 118 and 119

Extension: Complete the pdf called Maths Extension

Happy Friday Eagles,

Today, is the final day of this week's home learning.  Remember, it works differently to the other days in the week: there is one zoom session from 9:30-10:30 where you can pop in to ask a question about today (if you need to) and show me any of your work.  I'd like to see/hear your writing based on the picture 'Imminent', your rock monsters and your Andy Warhol pop art - the children in school have done this brilliantly so they can show you theirs.  Don't forget Mr Bamford's assembly at 2:00.

 

For your work today, you will find your daily maths, literacy and spelling alongside a reading task and maths sheet to complete.  For your final activity, I suggest finishing off any work you are part way through rather than beginning anything new.  Don't forget to spend some time reading and to give yourself a spelling test!

 

Spelling Shed: Well done to Thomas C (playing most days) and Joel (Royal bee), Roisin, Ezra and Will (Worker bees) and Florence (Drone)!  We are third overall in the school.

 

Well done to you all for your attitude and work.  I've heard some really good writing; seen some lovely art and Rock Monsters; seen and heard great thinking, linking of knowledge and working out in maths; and seen lots of perseverance and smiles. smileyyescheeky

 

Have a peaceful weekend,

Miss Baker wink

Daily Spelling

Complete attempt 4 for your list on the sheet you started yesterday or write them in your book and then check you are correct.

Remember to spend 5 -10 minutes practising your words in Spelling Shed.

Weblink:https://play.edshed.com/en-gb/login

Literacy - Friday 15th January

Complete one of the reading comprehensions below.  The skeleton is easier than Early Medicine so choose the level that seems right for you.  Alternatively, use literacy time today to finish or edit and improve your writing from yesterday. 

Maths - Friday 15th January

Today, I thought you (and I) could have a day off fractions so I have put up some revision work.

Choose to complete one of the topics below:

  • translation
  • reflection

Then, visit the White Rose Home Learning page using the link below and watch their video and complete the relevant pdf for the topic you have chosen.  (If you choose the easier reflection pdf, there is no video to watch.)

A guide to which questions to complete would be:

1. Questions 1 to 4 - all children.

2. Question 5 onwards - some children.

Last (possibly afternoon) session each day

Choose one activity to complete each day this week.  Over the week, I am expecting you to have completed at least 4 activities from those listed.

Music - Rocking Romans

Science - Light

Art - Andy Warhol

History - Romans

Computing - Scratch

Art - Draw with Rob

PE - PE with Joe - live at 9am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Music - Rocking Romans

Click on the link below to learn the first of our Roman songs plus some information about Roman life. Click on the Music PDF below to have your own copy of the lyrics. 

Listen and join in.

Science - Light

What is light and where does it come from?

You will need a piece of paper and a pencil for this lesson. If you would like to take part in the practical investigation you will need: a light source (e.g. lamp, torch or phone light), a piece of paper, a piece of cardboard and a piece of something transparent (e.g. clear plastic). If you do not have these items you can still complete the lesson by just watching the teacher’s demonstration.

Weblink:https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-light-and-where-does-it-come-from-6rv3je?step=1&activity=video

History

Watch the lesson clip at https://teachers.thenational.academy/lessons/how-did-the-roman-empire-become-so-powerful-74u62t. Mr Barber will teach you about how the Romans became so powerful during this 30 minute video. You will need your exercise book and a pencil because Mr Barber will ask you questions during the clip and you will need to pause the video and write the answers. You can then complete the task below to check how much you have learnt.

There are also a number of clips and tasks about Roman Britain on the BBC Bitesize website at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zccgsk7 . These clips are much shorter.

Computing - Scratch

Every week, there will be a scratch activity for you to complete.

Weblink below:

https://scratch.mit.edu/

Hopefully, you can still remember your details from the last lockdown.  If not, then reset your password or register again. You will need to check with an adult and give their email address when you register.  They will then receive an email to confirm your user account.

Go to the webpage using the link above, then along the top, you will see:

  • Sign in (if you can remember your details or need to reset(then click needs help))
  • Join Scratch if you need to register

Once you have logged in, go to Create …

and then tutorials ….

and try (you may need to scroll down the page):

  • Getting Started and then Animate a Name if you are new to Scratch or want a reminder
  • Code a Cartoon

 

Art - Draw with Rob

Complete drawing 69: Rock Monster using the link below:

https://youtu.be/nZYFnxpAvkQ

PE - PE with Joe

Use this link to access an old, PE with Joe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sX05HHni9Wk

Or use this link to access the Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9am sessions.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

Morning Eagles,

We are over half way through the week now!  wink

 

You have all been doing really well during zoom and with the work I have seen - well done and keep it up.  I'm impressed because the fraction maths at the moment can be tricky and you are coping well with it.  As always, if you get stuck, please say and I'll do my best to help either at the time or later in the day.  Please don't worry.

 

In school, yesterday, we made a good start with the Andy Warhol inspired art - we'll try and show you over zoom today - we might inspire you to try it.  

 

See you later,

Miss Baker cool

Literacy - Thursday 14th January

Show me how well you have understood your literacy this week in today's piece of writing.  Look at the pdf below to see your instructions.  I look forward to hearing some of them in zoom today or tomorrow.

Maths - Thursday 14th January

After zoom, complete the work below in your Power Maths Practice Book.

  • pages 114 and 115 - all children
  • page 116 - some children

If you are stuck, or want some extra work, then watch the White Rose Maths video using the link below and complete Subtract Fractions pdf.  

1. First page - all children.

2. Second page - some children.

3. Extension maths questions pdf - anyone who has completed the work in their Practice Book or the pdfs easily and mostly correctly and want more challenge.  Today, there is a teaching video for these questions if you wish to use it - weblink: Mixed addition and subtraction 

Good Morning Eagles,

I hope you are having a good week.  

 

So far on zoom, I've seen lots of 'Draw with Rob' rock monsters which have been great.  I'm impressed with your drawing.  In class, I've seen some scratch cartoons and I've heard about some of you doing the Joe Wick's PE so well done - I like that you are choosing to do different things.  Don't forget to try something else today if you have time.

 

Zoom is the same again (group 1 - 9:10 and group 3 - 10:45 and everyone for story and any questions, problems or help at 1:30).  Today, Mrs James is going to join us at 1:30.  

 

When working today, I would start with the daily spelling, maths and literacy, then do the literacy followed by the maths.  As an extra activity today, why not try the history and improve your knowledge of the Roman era.  Don't forget to fit in some reading too!

 

See you later,

Miss Baker laugh

Literacy - Wednesday 13th January

Below is a pdf for today's work.  It follows on from yesterday so I have re-posted the teaching slides about main clauses and colons, then you can remind yourself if you need to.

Maths - Wednesday 13th January

After zoom, complete the work below in your Power Maths Practice Book.

  • pages 111 and 112 - all children
  • page 113 - some children

If you are stuck, or want some extra work, then watch the White Rose Maths video using the link below and complete Adding Fractions pdf.

1. First page - all children.

2. Second page - some children.

3. Extension maths questions pdf - anyone who has completed the work in their Practice Book or the pdfs easily and mostly correctly and want more challenge.

Morning Eagles,

I was pleased to see you all yesterday.  Today, will work like yesterday with zoom at 9:10 or 10:45, depending on your group and then again at 1:30 for everyone.  We are getting towards the end of our book - Land of Roar.  What book would you suggest next?

 

Today, like when we are in class, start with spelling attempt 2 and then daily maths and literacy.  Then, some reading for 10-20 minutes if you have time or maybe save this for later.  Next, complete your literacy, followed by maths and finish with a final activity/subject that you choose from the list - or maybe you still need to finish the one you started yesterday.  I am looking forward to seeing or hearing about what you chose to do yesterday.  In class we did some Scratch, Light and Art (Draw with Rob).

 

Have a good day,

Miss Baker wink

Maths - Tuesday 12th January

After zoom, complete the work below in your Power Maths Practice Book.

  • pages 108 and 109 - all children
  • page 110 - some children

If you are stuck, or want some extra work, then watch the White Rose Maths video using the link below and complete Adding and Subtracting Fractions 2 pdf.

1. First page - all children.

2. Second page - some children.

3. Extension maths questions pdf - those children who have completely the work so far easily and mostly correctly and want more challenge.

Good Morning Eagles,

I hope you have had an enjoyable weekend.

 

Today, there are normal group zoom sessions and yours will either begin at 9:10 (9:15, I may have said but if you can be there at 9:10 that would be better for me) or 10:45 and then the whole class story and question session at 1:30.

 

If you have any work time before zoom, then complete the daily maths and literacy work.  Then, the literacy work or the White Rose maths work.  Today, when you look at the last (afternoon) session work, you will see that you have lots of choice: Music, PE, Computing, Art, History or Science.  If you would prefer me to make the choice for you, then do the computing work today!  The idea is that you can choose what you do over the week with the aim that you have completed 4 subjects by the end of Friday.  I think you might prefer this, and it will give you the chance to take more time with  the work so you complete it to a high standard that you are proud of.  Don't forget, you can ask me any questions during zoom!

 

See you later,

Miss Baker cool

Literacy - Monday 11th January

Complete the pdfs linked to your spellings and make sure you understand the meanings of each word. 

Extension: Write 5 separate sentences that each include a word from your spellings.  Below are extra challenges for your sentences.

Sentence 1: use a fronted adverbial

Sentence 2: use a verb opener

Sentence 3: include parenthesis

Sentence 4: compound sentence

Sentence 5: include a subordinate clause

Complete this is your red book.  Check your punctuation carefully.

Maths - Monday 11th January

After zoom, complete the work below in your Power Maths Practice Book.

  • pages 105 and 106 - all children
  • page 107 - some children

If you are stuck, or want some extra work, then watch the White Rose Maths video using the link below and complete Adding and Subtracting Fractions 1 pdf.

1. First page - all children.

2. Second page - some children.

3. Extension maths questions pdf - those children who have completely the work so far  easily and mostly correctly and want more challenge.

Friday 8th January

Morning Eagles, 

Well done yesterday, thank you for your patience as I try to remember how everything works in zoom!  Today, there are just zooms in the morning and then Mr Bamford's assembly in the afternoon.  (Next Friday, I will just be doing one zoom session in the morning for any questions about the day's work.)

 

Like yesterday, suggest you begin with the daily maths and literacy and then spend 20 minutes reading.  Then, do the literacy followed by the maths. Before finishing with a 'Draw with Rob': number 68 The Odd Dog Out.  It looks a little tricky but have a go!  I have also put a link to 'PE with Joe' - one from last time we had lockdown - as usually we would do PE on a Friday so if you like you could do this as well or instead of the 'Draw with Rob'.

 

Don't forget you can just write the answers in your red book (with workings out for maths) rather than printing off the pages. It's better for the planet too!

 

See you later and then have a good weekend, 

Miss Baker frown

 

PS. Well done for collecting your packs (you will need your Power Math Practice book on Monday).  Please thank your parents for me.

Literacy - Friday 8th January

Maths - Friday 8th January

After zoom, re-watch or finish watching the video to remind you how to convert mixed numbers to improper fractions.  Then complete the work that is the right level for you:

1. Mixed numbers to improper fractions pdf  Q1 - 3 - all children.

2. Mixed numbers to improper fractions pdf  Q4 - 6 - some children.

3. Extension maths questions pdf - those children who have completely 1 and 2 above easily and mostly correctly and want more challenge.

Art and PE

Finally for today, choose to do some PE or art.  You could even choose to try them both.  

Art - Watch the 'Draw with Rob' clip to help you draw 'The Odd Dog Out.'

PE - Redo this PE with Joe lesson from the first lockdown.  He is starting lessons again next week so this will give you a reminder or taste of the PE you'll be completing over the next few week.

Just click on the link to the clips below.

Welcome to 2021 and home learning.

I hope you all had a good Christmas and I look forward to hearing about it on zoom today. 

 

In our zoom sessions, I will introduce the main maths and literacy work.  Therefore, if you choose to start your learning before I see you, then begin with the daily maths and literacy(choose the correct level for you), play Spelling Shed and spend time doing some independent reading (you will notice I put a book for you to read in your packs if you have collected them from school).  Remember, we will count up all the reading you write in your Home Link book so you might get to the final colour (violet) by the time you return to school.  Don't forget to get an adult to sign it!  If you have any time left over (which I doubt) then begin the art activity. 

 

Take care and have a good day - remember if you get stuck, then we will work it out next time I speak to you on zoom so don't worry. 

 

Keep smiling smiley,

Miss Baker

Literacy - Thursday 7th January

Maths - Thursday 7th January

After zoom, re-watch the video (scroll down the page to the correct clip) to remind you how to convert improper fractions to mixed numbers.  Then complete the work that is the right level for you:

1. Improper fractions to mixed numbers pdf  Q1 - 4 - all children.

2. Improper fractions to mixed numbers pdf  Q5 - 7 - some children.

3. Extension Improper fractions to mixed numbers pdf - those children who have completely 1 and 2 above easily and mostly correctly and want more challenge.

Art - Thursday 7th January

Start by looking at the presentation pdf and then choose either activity task to complete - I suggest you do the easy task where the tiger is drawn for you!

Good Morning Eagles

It's the final day! smiley

 

Today, finish any work you have started during home learning - make sure you have done your best.  Then, organise everything for tomorrow.  Find your Christmas jumper and PE kit so they are ready for you to wear.  Get things ready: water bottle, reading book and home link book, coat, change of shoes or football boots for the field and your work from these two weeks.

 

Then, have a rest day or do some of the activities below.  There is a quiz - one group did well with the first three rounds yesterday - bring your answers into school and we'll mark it.  Also, you will find literacy and numeracy mysteries for you to solve.  (Or you could annoy your parents/carers by solving and then telling the Christmas jokes! (I know the maths calculations are quite simple.)

 

If you want to do something different, then make up your own round of quiz questions with answers that we could use next week. 

 

Have a good day and I look forward to seeing you tomorrow.  It will be good to go outside and to see you in person not just on screen!

 

Take care,

Miss Baker  wink

Good Morning Eagles,

Day 8 has arrived! yes

This is the final day of Zoom so wear a Christmas hat if you can!

 

I hope you know how the day works but just in case, here is a reminder: start with spellings - do attempt 3; daily maths, it is multiplication so like before try to complete all the questions in either section A, B or C - one side is short multiplication and the other side is long multiplication, please do both; literacy - day 8 - you have a choice between writing a poem or a non-chronological report (I suggested some topics but I don't mind if you choose something different); and finally an art or Christmas activity. 

 

I would suggest you do both afternoon activities as they are both fun, so I think it's too hard to choose.  Maybe do these instead of literacy today - it would have been Christmas dinner day so you deserve a treat!

 

Enjoy your day,

Miss Baker  winkcheekysmiley

 

PS. Don't forget to read for 20 minutes and to get an adult to sign your link book.

Art or Christmas - you choose!  

Art - as it is home learning, we must do a DRAW WITH ROB so today use this link:

http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

Then, scroll down the page and try:

  • Draw 56 Christmas Robin
  • Draw 63 Snowman
  • Special Edition (3 Christmas drawings: cracker, pudding or snowman)

 

Christmas - a quiz - bring your answers into school; there may be prizes.  You are welcome to get your family to help.

 

Don't forget, you could do any of the activities I have already put on the website.

Maths - Wednesday 8th December

If you are joining me for zoom, then you will need Zoom Activity Sheet and we will look at it together or you will complete all or some questions after the session.  After that, if you want a reminder, then look at the video clip called TRANSLATIONS with this link:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/week-13-geometry-position-direction/

If you unable to attend zoom, then start with this video and sheet instead of the work below.

1.  Look at the Teaching Slides1 and 2 - Translation.  

2.  Complete Translation Activity 1.    

3.  After Zoom, finish the Zoom Activity Sheet or complete the questions I ask you to, and then if you have more time, complete the Extra Activity Translation Sheet.

Literacy - Wednesday 8th December

Complete Day 8 of SLN Y6 Home Learning English Dark 

Day 8 – you can continue with this tomorrow
If you did not finish your Moth Fact File, then miss today's work and continue with that.

Option 1

Write a descriptive poem about a moth flying round a candle flame. Use lots of alliteration. For example:
Moth flaps, flutters and flickers in the darkness
Moth loves the licking flames of light
Moth is magnetised and mesmerised…
Write your poem out in your best handwriting and add an illustration ready to share with other people when you return to school.

Option 2
Write a non-chronological report on the topic of darkness, light, moths or any of the work you have been doing over your time at home (You could make a Powerpoint presentation).
Include the features you would see in a non-chronological report, look at the checklist and Shark example to help you. Don’t forget, most non-fiction information books you have at home will give you a good example.


Plan carefully how you organise and present your paragraphs, diagrams, pictures and headings on your page.


If you are stuck, look at or use:

  • The simple non-chronological report writing template may help those of you who like having small sections to write in.
  • The Ks2 writing guide gives you details of the grammar or features you could include in paragraphs and then possible layouts.
  • There is also a brief pdf on writing a non-chronological report which may help.

Morning Eagles,

It's Day 7!

I would just like to say, well done to you all for the way you are participating in zoom - thank you.

smiley smiley smiley

 

Today works in the same way: spellings - do attempt 2; daily maths, it is multiplying or dividing by powers of ten (10, 100 and 1000) so make sure you move digits - no short division or multiplication; literacy - day 7 - which is making a fact file so use the spider example to give you an idea of what you could do; and finally a history or Christmas activity.  Don't forget to read for 20 minutes and to get an adult to sign your link book.

 

As last week, if you want to go back to any day and do those activities instead or to improve your work, then please do that.  If you get stuck, don't worry, just ask me when you see me.

 

Enjoy your day,

Miss Baker cool

Maths - Tuesday 8th December

If you are joining me for zoom, then you will need Zoom Activity Sheet and we will look at it together then.  After that, if you want a reminder, then look at the video clip called Four Quadrants with this link: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/week-13-geometry-position-direction/

If you unable to attend zoom, then start with this video and sheet instead of the work below.

1.  Look at the Teaching Slides - Four Quadrants.  

2.  Complete the Four Quadrant Activity.  If you want something simpler then do the First Quadrant Co-ordinate Activity work (and look at yesterdays teaching slides to remind you).  

3.  If you want to practise plotting co-ordinates, then try the shark or advent co-ordinate activities.

Literacy - Tuesday 8th December

Complete Day 7 of SLN Y6 Home Learning English Dark 

Day 7 – Tuesday
Use the moth information sheet, books or the internet to  research moths.
Write a fact file or 6 facts about moths - have a look at the Spider Fact sheet, it is a great example of what you could do.


Can you find out about their lifecycle? Habitats? Diet?

Maybe choose one species of moth to write about. 
Which is your favourite moth and why?

History or Christmas - you choose!  

History - start with the teaching slides and then make your own timeline if you have time - you could use one of the sheets or do it in your own way. 

Christmas - make a Christmas paper chain.  You can use one of the sheets or any paper - add extra colour and decoration if you can.

Don't forget, you could do any of the activities I have already put on the website.

 

Morning Eagles,

Day 6 (only 4 days to go)!

I hope you had a good weekend.  Today, there will be zoom like last week at the same times - I look forward to seeing you then.  Don't forget, it is a good opportunity for you to see each other  and wave.  It was great to see so many of you at celebration assembly on Friday - well done.  I am planning to do zoom on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week.  Apologies but I can not make Thursday's zoom but I will still put activities on the web page for you to complete.

 

Today works in a similar way to last week: new spellings - look at the teaching slides and do attempt 1; daily maths, I have changed this so read the first page carefully and make sure you understand what to do (ask me on zoom if you don't); literacy day 6 which has 2 parts; and finally a history or Christmas activity.  Don't forget to read for 20 minutes and to get an adult to sign your link book.

 

As last week, if you want to go back to any day and do those activities instead or to improve your work, then please do that.  

 

Have a good day and see you later,

Miss Baker laugh

 

 

Literacy - Monday 7th December

Complete Day 6 of SLN Y6 Home Learning English Dark 

Day 6 Part 1 - Monday

Read The Taper and the notes about the poem. Use a dictionary to find the meaning of these words and write them in your book:

   taper   hermit   ponderous   dwindling   luminous   entices   entrance

You can hear Tony Mitton reading this poem on his website (scroll down the page, nearly to the bottom, in the Read with Tony Section):  www.tonymitton.co.uk

Perform the poem as if you are the poet/hermit in the poem – maybe sitting cross-legged on the floor – if you have adult supervision you may like to perform it in candlelight.

Day 6 Part 2 - Monday

Have you ever seen a moth? Go outside with an adult and stand near a light – have any moths been attracted to it?  Can you identify the moths you see?

www.tonymitton.co.u

Maths - Monday 7th December

If you are joining me for zoom, then you will need Zoom Activity Sheet and we will look at it together then.  After that, if you want a reminder, then look at the video clip called The First Quadrant with this link: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/week-13-geometry-position-direction/

If you unable to attend zoom, then start with this video and sheet instead of the work below.

1.  Look at the Map Coordinates Teaching Slides to remind you about coordinates.  

2.  Complete Activity 1 and Extension The First Quadrant.  If you want something simpler then do Simple Pirate Map Coordinates.  

3.  If you want a challenge, then try the Extension Challenge sheet. 

History or Christmas - you choose!  

History - start with the teaching slides and then choose one of the activities to complete. 

Christmas - make a Christmas Gnome Family. 

Don't forget - you could do any of the earlier activities I have put on the website last week.

Will (and Alicia) and Florence all did some of the cooking from last week.

         

If you have any simple Christmas recipes you think would be fun to try, let me know.

 

Happy Friday Eagles!

Day 5!  I look forward to seeing you on zoom later.  It would be good if you can show me your poems and then we will do your spelling test and go through your maths (so wait to do that until after you have seen me if you can).

 

Remember to do your daily maths and spelling attempt 5.  Then, finish your poem or do the reading comprehension before completing the maths.  After that, use your time to finish anything or look at the science or make a Christmas decoration.  It will be good to let you decorate the classroom with all your Christmas decorations next Friday!

 

Have a good day and weekend (self-isolating) and I will see you again on Monday.

Take care,

Miss Baker frown

 

PS. Don't forget Mr Bamford's assembly this afternoon - your parents/carers should have the zoom link.

Maths - Friday 4th December

1.  Look at the Cafe Coordinates Teaching Slides powerpoint or pdf to remind you about coordinates.  The powerpoint is better as you can do the activities.

2.  Complete either Cafe Coordinates Activity 1 or Activity 2.  If you are feeling confident, then do Activity 2.

3.  If you have more time, then look at the Extension Teaching Slides Olympic Coordinates and do the Olympic Coordinate Activity Sheet.  

Literacy - Friday 4th December

Complete Day 5 of SLN Y6 Home Learning English Dark and The Taper

You are continuing with the poem you started yesterday.  Read it aloud - how does it sound?  Do you need to change any words to improve the rhythm of your poem?  Do you need to improve any lines, words or phrases?  Ask someone else's opinion if you can.  When you are happy with it, then copy it up in your best handwriting (or type it) and add illustrations.

 

If you finished this yesterday, or would like to do something different, then complete one of the Christmas Reading Comprehensions.

Science or Christmas - you choose!  

Science - start with the teaching slides and then choose one of the activities to complete. 

Christmas - make a Christmas Robin or Reindeer Head. 

Or, you could also try making the Puff pastry/Nutella Christmas Tree that Ezra made (use this link  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyEku4beVTI ) or make a Christmas jar - both of which look great.  

Don't forget - you could do any of the earlier activities I have put on the website this week, like this advent calendar by Florence. 

Morning Eagles,

I'm sorry I am busy this morning but I know Mrs James and Mrs Nagel will enjoy doing zoom with you.  It is the same codes as usual and at the same times.

 

Today, as usual, you have spelling attempt 4 and daily maths.  Then, there is literacy, maths and a choice between some science or Christmas.  As I said to one group on zoom, if you want to improve or continue with any work from a previous day, then please do.  I would rather you did your work well and spent enough time on it to do a good job like I would expect, than tried to do everything in a rushed way.

 

Have a good day,

Miss Baker cheeky

Literacy - Thursday 3rd December

Complete Day 3 of SLN Y6 Home Learning English Dark and The Taper

Day 4 and you can continue with this tomorrow so you have an illustrated best copy.
Writing a poem: Darkness is often thought of as something negative.
Collect ideas for a poem called: In Praise of Darkness
In your poem Dark can be addressed and praised as a person.

Here is an example by Annie Fisher
In Praise of Darkness
Praise to you Dark, you show us the stars,
you show us the glorious colours of fireworks,
you coax the badger and the fox out to play in the moonlight...

 

I have also found some other poems on the theme of darkness that you could use as a starting point so look at the pdf called More Darkness Poems to help you. 

 

You could always do an acrostic poem with the word DARKNESS or you could use your senses and begin lines with: Darkness looks like...; Darkness sounds like..; Darkness feels like.. etc.

Maths - Thursday 3rd December

1.  Look at the Shape Angles Teaching Slides pdf -  you can skip through some of these if you know it (I could not delete them - sorry).

2.  Complete Shape Angles work - only do one of these 1A is the easiest and 1C is the hardest.

3.  I f you have more time or want more challenge, then look at the Extension angles in triangles and Quadrilaterals teaching slides and do either or both the corresponding sheets:

  • Extension Missing Angles in Triangles
  • Extension Missing Angles in Quadrilaterals

Science or Christmas - you choose!  

Science - start with the teaching slides and then choose one of the activities to complete. 

Christmas - make one or more pieces of Christmas bunting that we can use to decorate our classroom when you return to school.  I will even give a prize for the best decorated piece of Christmas bunting! smiley

Don't forget - you could do any of the earlier activities I have put on the website this week if you would like to.

 

Good Morning,

It's day 3!

 

I was pleased so many of you could join me, Mrs James and Mrs Nagel on zoom yesterday.  Well done and thank you for your help.  I look forward to seeing you again today.  (It is nice to just see and talk to you a bit like normal!)

 

I think I have sorted Spelling Shed for those of you who are supposed to be learning words ending in ably - let me know today if it is still incorrect.

 

Today, works like yesterday.  Please do the daily maths and spelling attempt 3.  Then, there is maths (triangles) and the next day's work in literacy which is on antonyms and synonyms.  Finally, there is a choice between some more history or Christmas Spirals.

 

Have a good day, take care,

Miss Baker wink

 

Maths - Wednesday 2nd December

1.  Look at the triangle Teaching Slides pdf.

2.  Complete Name the triangle.

3.  Choose one of the following to complete:

  • Triangles 1 - do this if you are unsure and want to build your confidence.  Or/and you could do Triangles 2 worksheet 2A.
  • Triangles 2 - do this is you are feeling okay but want a bit more time on this (I'd do worksheet 2B or 2C). 
  • If you are confident go through the extension triangle teaching slides and then do that work.

 

Literacy - Wednesday 2nd December

Complete Day 3 of SLN Y6 Home Learning English Dark and The Taper

I have added a pdf or powerpoint reminder about synonyms and antonyms so start with this.  (Use the powerpoint if you can, otherwise you are always given the answers!)  There are also two additional activities.  Word Match is a simpler activity to do instead of or before Day 3's activity if you are unsure.  The application activity allows you to use it in sentences so do this as an extension after completing Day 3's activity below.

Day 3
Synonyms and antonyms:
Find some synonyms (similar words) for:
shadowy mischievous secretive soothing lulls
velvety silence dark faithful enemy

Find some antonyms (opposites) for each of these same 10 words.
You may like to extend the list with other words from the poem.

History or Christmas - you choose!  

History - start with the teaching slides and then choose either of the activities to complete. (You could draw your own village instead of using the pictures and write your own labels - that is how we would have done it in school!)

Christmas - you could cook (or plan that for another day when you have the ingredients) or make a spiral.  If you don't like these spirals, then design and make your own Christmas spiral.

Good Morning,

Day 2!  I hope you are all well and making the best use of your time at home.  If you are joining me for zoom this morning, then please make sure you have some paper and pens or pencils.  We can talk about yesterday's work and then we'll look at today - I will go through today's quadrilateral work(maths) in more detail for you so you may want to do this after you have seen me on zoom.

 

Like yesterday, complete the second day of the Daily Maths pdf and attempt 2 of your spellings.  Then, plan your time so that you do day 2 of the literacy work, your maths and then either the Christmas activity or History work.

 

Have a good day and I hope to see you later,

Miss Baker cool

 

Maths - Tuesday 1st December

1.  Look at the Quadrilateral teaching slide pdf.

2.  Then, depending on how you feel complete one of the options below:

Easy: Quadrilateral and Wanted Quadrilateral pdfs

Harder: Missing Angles and Lengths and Calculating Lengths and Angles in Shapes (you will possibly have to miss out one question as you need a protractor

Extension: Quadrilaterals nrich

 

Literacy - Tuesday 1st December

Complete Day 2 of SLN Y6 Home Learning English Dark and The Taper:

Day 2
Write a character description as if Dark were a person. What would they
be like? What would Dark’s voice sound like? How would Dark move?
Where would Dark live? What does Dark eat?
Include:
Physical appearance and clothing - Height? Posture? Cloak? Coat? Veil?
etc. NB We are not thinking about skin colour - Dark in this poem is
nothing to do with race. It is an absence of light.

 

An alternative way to do this:

Draw this person and then label it so you include similar details to those listed above.

History or Christmas Activity - Tuesday 2nd December

Choose to make a 3D box snowman - see pdf

or

Open the Anglo-Saxon pdf and use the BBC webpages you looked at yesterday or the fact sheets (pages  5, 6 and 7) to answers the questions.  I suggest you do the yellow(1A) or green(1B) question sheet.

 

Morning Eagles,

As I am sure you now know, we are all now having to work from home and isolate.  This means I will post work on the webpage each day for you.  I am also planning to set up a time each day that we could do some work together using zoom (if you are able to) so expect your parents/carers to get an email on Monday with details about this. 

 

Your literacy work is based on a poem and you have got the whole block of work for your time at home so each day I will tell you which part to complete.  It is based on darkness.

 

In maths, I am moving away from the fraction unit that we were doing in class and picking up on some gaps that were highlighted by the test you did recently.  This means we will begin by looking at 2D shapes, in particular, quadrilaterals.

 

Like we do in class, there will be daily maths and spellings for you to complete every day - I will give you the answers to the daily maths when I speak to you on zoom.  Then, there will be one literacy task, one maths task and one other subject task (or dare I say something linked to Christmas) for you to complete each day.  I will also expect you to read for at least 20 minutes every day.  Please continue to get the adult at home to sign your link book when you have done this, if I can I will ask you by zoom - hopefully we will still be the second class to all reach the orange bucket.

 

As last time, please do what you can - any little bit helps.  Do not worry if you get stuck, we can sort it out when we are back in school. Please bring in all the work you do when we return to school.

 

Take care,

Miss Baker smiley

Daily Maths and Spelling

Complete the day's attempt on your spelling sheet.  At some point during the week, complete the other pages in the spelling pdf for your words.

Please complete one page of the daily maths pdf each day (either the red or green rows).  Do the green rows if you usually do the blue or red tick questions in class.

Maths - Monday 30th November

1.  Look at the help sheet about the properties of all the different types of quadrilaterals.

Quadrilateral - 2D shape with four straight sides

2.  Then, work through the teaching slides.

3.  Choose one of these to complete:

  • Colouring Quadrilaterals (there are two levels - only do one)
  • Sort and Name Quadrilaterals - cut out the shapes, sort them by their name or write the name of each quadrilateral inside each shape

4.  Extension:

  • Describe the Properties of Quadrilateral

Useful information for Year 6 Maths

Literacy - Monday 30th November

Open Y6 Dark and SLN Y6 Home Learning English Dark and The Taper.

Complete Day 1:

1.  Read Dark and perform it for someone at home (maybe with curtains closed
and a torchlight on your face). 
Let your performance show how the poem starts playfully like a game of
hide and seek but gets more thoughtful and quieter at the end.
2.  The poem says at the end that Dark could be an enemy or a friend. Make
two lists:
Dark is an enemy because … Dark is a friend because….
Try to think of at least 5 reasons for each.  (Make sure your responses are of a year 6 standard.)
 

Don't forget to listen to Tony Mitton reading some of his poems on his webpage: http://www.tonymitton.co.uk/

Go to the Read with Tony section.  Can they help you improve your poetry reading?

Monday 30th November - History or Christmas

History - look at the BBC webpages and interactive games linked below to find out more about Anglo-Saxon life and why they came to Britain.

Who were the Anglo-Saxons?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zxsbcdm/articles/zq2m6sg

When did the Anglo-Saxons come to Britain?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zxsbcdm/articles/z23br82

 

Christmas - make your own advent calendar (be careful and check with an adult with any cutting) or complete an advent colouring.

Useful Websites for year 6:

Your fantastic Remembrance Pebbles

Home Learning Term 2!

While the children are learning in school, we are obliged to provide home learning for the children to supplement their learning in school and, most importantly, to start a conversation at home about what your children are learning about. In order to do this, and practise key skills, we ask that, every week, you are reading with or alongside your child as much as possible, practising spellings to secure understanding of patterns and to help them implement them in everyday life and practising core Maths skills, whether that be times tables, number bonds or simply asking your child to ‘teach’ you what they’ve been learning about this week. Don't forget you can still use your password from last year to work on your times tables by playing TT Rockstars!

 

In addition to this, we are providing you with some opportunities to explore our Term 2 topic- Anglo-Saxons and Vikings- and other areas of learning through a series of open-ended tasks. These are not compulsory and do not have to be brought into school to share- you could take a photo and send it to the school e-mail address- but as always would be welcomed and celebrated by friends and staff throughout the term. It would be nice if we could put some photographs of your home learning up on our web pages to show children across the school as well! More details can be found on the website for many tasks on the task list.

Some tasks to try at home include:

Anglo-Saxons and Vikings

- Try making some Anglo-Saxon cakes.

- Have a go at building some of your own ‘wattle and daub’ walling by weaving some sticks together and sticking mud and leaves to it to firm it up.

- Try writing a ‘day in the life’ account of an Anglo-Saxon or a Viking, perhaps as a diary or a letter to another person.

- Draw or print out a picture of yourself and a Viking child. Write about the similarities and differences between you both. Include information about their day, school, family, toys, pets, work.

- Draw or paint a picture of a Viking God.

The Iron Man

- Create your own ‘Iron Man’ using recyclable materials from home.

- The Iron Man eats metal. What different types of metal do you know about? Create a meal for the Iron Man using different metals.

- Imagine if the Iron Man came to school! What would he do? How would you look after him. Write a diary entry telling us about your crazy day.

Black History Month

- Find out about a significant figure in black history, in the UK or overseas, and share your findings with your class.

Living Things and their Habitats

- Have a look around your surroundings; what animals and plants can you see and what are their habitats

- Discuss, draw or write about the different habitats around your local area.

 

Keep a look out on the class pages for excellent home learning and extra details!

Making History - Shelter (wattle & daub)

Medieval houses were built using an intricate method of covering woven branches with a mixture of mud, hay and manure.

Anglo-Saxon oat cake recipe

Learning Journal covers September 2020

Welcome back Eagles,

You have had a great seven days back at school - well done.  I have been impressed with your attitude, work and behaviour.

 

Below is a brief summary of key information your parents need to know - they will be receiving an email later this week containing this information.

Miss Baker

 

Mrs Janet James teaches Eagles on a Thursday.  Mrs Lane and Mrs Nagel are the teaching assistants who work with Eagles.

 

Home-link contact books: The children need to bring these into school everyday and they should be used to record reading at home. Every signature from an adult to show their child has read at home goes towards our Jack and Jill reading scheme.

Please use these books for other messages such as different home time arrangements. 

PE: Fridays 

Children should wear PE kit to school on this day. The lesson will be outside, so as the weather changes, warmer clothes will be needed.

Spellings: Set on a Monday and tested on a Friday

Children will not be bringing spelling sheets home but will be given time during their morning activities to practise. At home, please continue to use the Spelling Shed website to practise. If this is not possible please let me know and I can make other arrangements.  Their spelling list and test scores will be written in their home-link contact book.

Forest School: Thursday afternoon

Thank you for all the returned permission slips.  Children need to wear Forest school clothes to school on their day and bring wellies to change in to.

 

 

ICT: Scratch - Animate A Character

Hi Eagles,

It's Friday again: this week seems to have gone quickly.  I hope you're having a good week.  Thank you for all your work, photos and emails - well done.

 

Top Spellers this week: Aidan, Genevieve, Freddie W, Max and Ottilie

Barn Owls have overtaken us again and are 70,000 points ahead - I don't know what's happened!  We're now second.  Keep going, I'm sure we can get the top spot back.  (I do think your avatars are great - they all make me smile!)

Top TT Rockstars: Morgan, Genevieve, Aidan, Freddie W and Harry

 

Have a good day and stay safe,

Miss Baker

 

PS.  Apologies for missing out the answer to question 4 on page 7 of Power Maths Practice Book C.  The answer was no, the angles are all the same size (38 degrees).  I'm sure you worked that out yourself!

Literacy Activity - Onomatopoeia Poem

 

I thought we could take a break from our Rhi-swano-zeb-tah information writing today and look at another type of poetry. If you still have parts of the previous Literacy activities to complete then please feel free to continue with them.

Bookopoly Reading Activities

 

Below is this week's board move and reading activity list. If you haven't been playing along, you can just join in from here. Either choose an activity to complete based on your current reading book or roll a die to choose a random activity. If you want to print out your own version of the board game, I've put the PDF below too. 

This week's art activity is to do a Draw with Rob. I'm going to have a go at drawing a sloth, but choose another if you'd rather and don't forget to show me how you get on.

Wednesday 10th June

Morning Eagles,

I thought you deserved a picture of Percy!  (He's looking well but misses you all.)

Have a good day,

Miss Baker

Literacy Activity - The Rhi-swano-zeb-tah 

 

Please find below the Literacy activities for the next couple of days. There is a PDF just of the information text that may be helpful to have open when answering the comprehension questions - this should save you going backwards and forwards on the larger PDF. 

If you haven't started this activity, it would be best to start at the beginning. I've posted some links and a Youtube video on Monday to help with the first couple of days activities so it would be worth having a look at those.

Geography - Rivers Lesson 6: Holding Back The Flood

 

For this activity, read through the lesson presentation and view the videos alongside it. If you can, talk through some of the points.

For the activity, read through the PDF with the 3 case studies of the dams and try to decide what the positives and negatives are for each one. Record your ideas on the 'Debating Dams' PDF.

If you would like to take this further, you could try:

  • Building your own dam. Use a water tray or storage box as your “river” and find other materials such as:  gravel or sand, cardboard, cups, straws or fabric along with other objects such as pegs, paper clips, wire and string to hold your dam together. 
  • Researching the locations of some of the world’s major dams. Create a display/poster/PowerPoint that identifies locations as well as key facts about each of the dams.
  • Find out about other sources of renewable energy other than Hydroelectric power. Find out about the other ways power can be generated. Which ways are most effective? Which ways are most reliable?

TVA - hydroelectric power animation

Explosive Breach of Condit Dam

Monday 8th June

Hi Eagles,

It's the beginning of another week; I hope you are all well.  As always, there is some work for you to do.  Please do what you can; if you get stuck, then don't worry, just come back to it at another time, email me or do something else.  I know many of you have transition work or activities to do for your secondary school so do this instead of the work I post.  Again, if you have any questions, then please email.

 

Take care and have a good day,

Miss Baker.

Literacy Activity - The Rhi-swano-zeb-tah

 

Below you will find a PDF that covers all of your Literacy activities for the next two weeks. I have dated each of the activities to help you to plan how much you complete each day but it is only a suggestion. If you would like to do more or less, that is up to you and your adults.

There is a mix of reading, writing and grammar activities and the sequence ends with you writing your own information report on a creature of your creation.

I will post the PDF again each time I update our class page and then on Friday I will put a poetry activity up so that you can either choose to complete that or continue with this project.

Where the Wild Things Are

Science - Materials Lesson 3: Dissolving Investigation

 

Below you will find the activity presentation all about dissolving. The activities should be completed with an adult. If you do not have all of the different materials, do not worry. You could perhaps substitute them for another material. 

Please only do as much or as little as you would like. It is always a good idea to think about the results of an investigation but this could be done through talking about it. If you would like, you could record the whole investigation as we would do in class using the activity booklet to help you to organise your planning, results and conclusion.

I have also included a fun activity from YouTube that you may like to do that involves dissolving.

DIY Rock Candy

ICT: Scratch lesson 6: Pong Game

Friday 5th June

Hi Eagles,

Well done, you've had a good week doing lots of different things.  

 

Well done to those of you who have managed to read your way around the world.  I can't believe how much Splish, Splash and Splosh have grown.  I'm impressed with those of you that have been building desks, renovating furniture, baking and learning a new skill/sport - fishing. 

 

Eagles are back at the top in Spelling Shed smiley smiley smiley.

Top Spellers for this week's words: Max, Genevieve, Ottilie, Freddie W and Harry.

Rock Star Times Tables: Aidan, Genevieve, Morgan, Amelia S and Harry.

 

Have a good weekend,

Miss Baker

 

 

 

 

 

 

A great half term and week of learning Eagles - well done.

Weekly Maths Challenge by White Rose Maths and BBC Bitesize Don't forget to complete the weekly maths Challenge.  Each challenge question gets a bit more difficult, so see how many you and your family can do together!

Reading Activity

Art. Here are some great activities to try , using leaves.

Wednesday 3rd June

Hi Eagles,

I hope you're having a good week.  It has been good having a few more children back at school - I'm enjoying teaching lots of different ages (I'd forgotten how fun it was teaching younger children) but don't worry, I still like year 6!

 

Don't forget to practise your spellings using Spelling Shed so that we get back to the top of the leader board!  I know I haven't put up any Draw-with-Rob work lately but I'm always happy for you to do this as your art learning in any week.  Well done to everyone who took part in the successful record attempt - make sure you have downloaded your certificate (ttps://www.artworldrecords.com/).  

 

As always, do what you can and don't forget to email me any questions, work or anything interesting! 

Stay safe,

Miss Baker

Reading Activity - Bookopoly

Above, you can see the Bookopoly board. We have landed on a Chance Card today. Choose any of the activities from the Chance cards and complete it based on the book that you are currently reading or have read recently.

Grammar Activities - Identify Word Classes

 

Word Classes are the different groups of words that we use each time we speak or write. They include verbs, nouns, adjectives, adverbs and more. The activity below asks you to find different types of word class. If you are unsure about their meaning then use the helper mat and the links provided to revise your understanding.

There are 3 levels so please choose the one that you are most comfortable with.

Below, you can find some clips of a phenomenon known as a tidal bore. 

This is when a strong tide pushes up the river against the current and creates a wave. Tidal bores are rare – they don’t occur on every river (there are 8 in the UK and only around 60 in the world).

Surfers ride the biggest Severn Bore in 20 years

Surfers and sea kayakers playing in the Severn Bore along the River Severn over the weekend. The high tides created what is the extremely rare Severn Bore ph...

Monday 1st June

 

Good Morning Eagles,

I hope you had a good break doing fun things with your family and made the most of the good weather.  It's the beginning of the last half term of the year, make the most of it!  I know this also means that it is your final term at Kilmersdon School and you will be starting to think a bit more about your secondary school.  I will begin to put up some work linked to changing schools (transition work) but in the meantime if you have any questions or worries then email them to me (via the office) and I will do my best to answer them.  

 

As ever, the activities I have posted are suggestions. If you are finding something too tricky then leave it - please do not worry. Even for two days, there are a lot of activities. Choose what you want to do and what you feel able to do and do not worry about the other activities. You can always come back to them at a later date - they are not going anywhere!

 

You are welcome to contact me via the school office email if you need any help, if you want to show me your home learning or tell me what you have been up to over the last week.

 

Take care,

Miss Baker

 

Reminder 

Don't forget that some of you have the Talk for Writing Unit: The Door to finish from before half term.  If you do, then please continue with that and ignore the writing and grammar work I post on the class page this week.

Reading - Answer the 1, 2 or 3 star questions (by now you should know which level suits you).

Writing Activities

 

Try one, some or all of the activities relating to the picture above.

Reading Bookopoly

Science - Materials Lesson 2

 

For your science activity this week, I would like you to investigate materials that are good insulators. The task involves designing your own lunchbox. The investigation may well be possible for you to complete at home as lots of the items could be in your house. Have a look at what you need with an adult to see whether it is possible. 

The Activity and Recording sheets are differentiated so choose the ones that you are most comfortable completing.

ICT: Scratch Lesson 6 - Make It Fly

Hi Eagles,

It's the end of another week of learning - well done for all the effort you've put into your work.  Thank you for all the great pictures of your work - you have been doing lots of great things.  I particularly like the variety of activities you are doing, the way you are supporting your siblings and how hard you are working to keep up with the work I am posting.  You've earned your half-term; I hope you have got some fun things planned smiley.  

 

Unfortunately, we are now second (not by much) behind Barn Owls in Spelling Shed but I'm sure we'll be back to the top by the end of the week after half term!

Top spellers for this week: Aidan, Reuben, Ottilie, Harry and Morgan

Top spellers overall: Reuben, Harry and Josh

Top Times Tables Rock Stars: Reuben, Josh, Harry, Edie and Amelia S (This is based on average time played per day this week, I think!) 

Top Times Table Rock Stars: Josh, Aidan and Amelia S (Lifetime Earnings)

 

Well done to those of you that managed to email me your Rob Biddulph blue whale drawings in time for me to put them up on the class page - I look forward to seeing more of these.

 

Have a great half term, take care,

Miss Baker

 

 

 

Literacy Home Learning (Reading, Writing and Grammar)

How are you finding the Talk for Writing Unit:The Door?

 

Possibly, you may have kept up with my suggestion and be about to start Activity 8.  If you do this well, you may not get any further today.  Then after half term you can plan and write your story.  Or you may prefer to keep going and do this too.

 

My suggestion was:

Friday (and possibly the following Monday):

Activity 8, Activity 9 and Activity 10 (Make activity 10 a finished piece of writing so go back to it - ask someone to read it to you and then, check, edit and improve it - or send it to me and I'll give you my comments - what you've done well and a couple of next steps.)

 

Remember, if the unit is not finished by the end of the week, it does not matter, you can continue with it after half term.

Art - Create your own Ancient Greece themed Pottery

Look at the Ancient Greece Pottery pdf and then use some of the supporting templates, plans and photos to help if you wish.  If you do not have access to a flower pot, then you could make a 2D version using cardboard or paper - the photos below show some examples. 

Science Activity

 

This doesn't relate to our new topic but it is quite fun! I found that it was less effective when the food colouring was watered down but still worked.

DIY Shaving Cream Rain Cloud

Wednesday 20th May

 

Hi Eagles,

I hope you are having a good week.  There are just a few more days until half term (not that I'm counting)!  Exciting news - Mrs Hillier has got a puppy called Buddy.  Look at her class page for a picture.  He's very cute and well behaved.  Thank you for the work, photos and messages I've already received this week,

Miss Baker

 

PS. Don't forget Rob Biddulph's record attempt on Thursday: World's Largest Art Lesson.  Please do send me a photo of your blue whale picture if you take part.

Literacy (Reading, Writing and Grammar)

Please continue with the Talk for Writing Unit: The Door.

 

If you are following my suggested plan, then on Wednesday and Thursday you should be planning to complete: Activity 4, Activity 5, Activity 6 and Activity 7.

 

Remember, work at your own pace. I would rather have your best work than something you have rushed to finish.  This means, you should not worry if you do not get to the end of this unit this week.  You can always finish it after half term.

History - Ancient Greece

Look at the information in the numbered pdfs and then choose one or two of the activities to do.

Geography - Rivers Lesson 4: Erosion and Deposition

 

This week, we will be exploring how rivers can change through erosion and deposition.

Monday 18th May

Hi Eagles,

Finally, it's the week before half term - yippee!  That means you need to make the most of your home learning this week - so impress me. 

 

You are all doing a great job so give yourself a well done and some 'Golden Time' and say thank you (from me as well as from you) to the adults and siblings that have been helping you.

 

Remember, only do what you can in the time you have available; there are lots of other important things to do.  If you don't finish, continue another day and miss something out.  The length of time I think something takes and reality can be completely different.  Also, if something really inspires or interests you, then I don't mind if you do more of that instead of something I've put up.  You are all able to take responsibility for your learning now - which is a good skill to have for secondary school.

 

Have a good day,

Miss Baker

Spelling Home Learning

Keep using the games in Spelling Shed to help you practise your new list of words.  If you wish to do more, complete the pdf for your wordlist below.  Remember, we will remind you to ask someone to give you a spelling test on these words on Friday!

Literacy Home Learning (Reading, Writing and Grammar)

This week, I have decided to do literacy home learning differently so I have posted below a talk for writing unit called 'The Door' which combines all areas of literacy (more like we would do in school).  How you complete the unit is up to you - you could do lots over a couple of days or break it up so you do a little bit each day.

 

My suggestion would be:

Monday and Tuesday:

Activity 1, Activity 2, the Writing Challenge (Make the Writing Challenge a finished piece of work so edit and improve it - up-level your vocabulary and use of simile, metaphors and adjectives and powerful verbs.) and Activity 3

Wednesday and Thursday:

Activity 4, Activity 5, Activity 6 and Activity 7

Friday (and possibly the following Monday):

Activity 8, Activity 9 and Activity 10 (Make activity 10 a finished piece of writing so go back to it - ask someone to read it to you and then, check, edit and improve it - or send it to me and I'll give you my comments - what you've done well and a couple of next steps.)

 

If the unit is not finished by the end of the week, it does not matter, you can continue with it after half term.  Let me know how you are getting on.

 

Reading Activity

 

If you have been playing Bookopoly along at home with us, we have rolled a '1' today and have landed on Character Crescent. Either roll to find your activity or choose from the list.

Science - Materials

 

Because a lot of our Electricity topic is practical, we have decided to move onto a new Science topic - Materials.

Below there is a lesson presentation along with differentiated tasks to complete as best you can with what you have at home.

ICT - Scratch Lesson 5: Making A Story

Art: I know lots of you might be interested in his World Record Attempt.

Children's author and illustrator Rob Biddulph is attempting to break the world record for the largest online art lesson,supported by HarperCollins and global talent investor Entrepreneur First.

The challenge will see Biddulph teach participants to draw a blue whale, via his YouTube channel. To successfully break the world record, 10,000 unique users will need to join the lesson for half an hour.

The challenge was inspired by Biddulph's lockdown drawing video series #DrawWithRob, which has attracted over three million households.

 

Watch the clip below which explains his plan and the need to register.

Do you want to be a RECORD BREAKER?

Friday 15th May

Morning Eagles,

Thank you for all you work and messages this week - you all deserve a certificate.  smiley

 

Eagles are first in the Kilmersdon Class Spelling League - WELL DONE! smiley smiley smiley

Spelling Stars: Harry, Aidan, Reuben, Bruno and Freddie W based on this week's words.  Overall the top three spellers are: Reuben, Josh and Harry.  

Times Table Rock Stars: Aidan, Max, Harry and Genevieve.

 

Have a peaceful weekend, 

Miss Baker

 

PS. Don't forget your spelling test!

Splish, Splash and Splosh update: they like being outside; have moved into the garage(with a heat lamp) and cheep when spoken to.

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Weekly Maths Challenge: click on the link above for the Friday Maths Challenge by White Rose Maths and BBC Daily Learning.

Writing Activity - Clerihew Poem

 

Please find below a PDF showing you some examples of a type of poem called a clerihew. There are examples of clerihew poems based on superheroes. Try to write your own superhero clerihew poem or poems or, if you don't want to write about superheroes, why not try sports people or singers that you like.

Reading Comprehension

 

Please find below a link to download the reading comprehension. Unfortunately, it was too large a file for our website to host. After you have clicked on the link, the file should appear in your 'download' folder.

NB: There appears to be a slight technical hitch with this - if it doesn't work (or just instead) read and tick off the next part/s of your Round the World Reading Challenge - Miss Baker

Reading Activity - Bookopoly Move 3

 

If you are playing along at home, we rolled a 3 today that landed us on Review Row. Either choose your preferred activity from list or generate a random task by rolling your own die.

ART: Have a go at some weaving on a paper plate

ART: Design your own club badge #FootballSchoolFriday

Wednesday 13th May

Good Morning Eagles, 

I hope you are having a good week.  I've put up the next set of home learning for you to do over the next couple of days.  Enjoy your day and take care,

Miss Baker

Writing Activity

 

Look at the picture above and think about the following questions. If you can, talk about your possible answers with someone else.

  • Who do you think this is?
  • Why is he carrying all of those jars? What’s inside them? Why are they attached to his clothing? Couldn’t he just carry them in a bag?
  • Why is he wearing this clothing?
  • Is he going to open the blue jar? Why?
  • Why is his other fist clenched?
  • What does his body language tell you about his thoughts and feelings?
  • Choose 3 words to describe this character and justify your choices

 

Now draw your own version of this person. Around the outside of your drawing, write answers to the questions above along with any other information you think might be important to build up an understanding of the character. 

Grammar Activity

 

Please find below some revision activities for using modal verbs. There is an information PDF and also a Questions PDF with answers provided on the page after the questions.

Reading Home Learning - Comprehension - Answer the 1, 2 or 3 star questions (by now you should know which level suits you).

Perseus and Medusa | Ancient Greek Mythology Stories

Reading Activity

 

If you're playing along at home, we have just rolled a '5', which landed us on Prediction Park. Either choose the activity from the list that you would most like to do or roll your own die to generate your activity.

Geography - Rivers Lesson 3: The Life Of A River

 

Below you will find the next lesson for your Topic learning on Rivers. There is an Information PDF as well as an Activity PDF.

The activity is based on the labelling of the different features of a river (3 levels of difficulty).

I have also included some pictures of the different features in a gallery below the documents.

If you would like to take your learning further or in a different direction, you could try one of the following:

  • Create a 3D model of a river that includes the different features you have been learning about. You could use natural materials or anything else such as clay, fabric, tin foil or even papier mache.
  • Look at videos or photographs of two differing rivers (for example, The Amazon and the River Camel). Compare the features that each one has, identifying ones they both have, ones that only one has and ones that neither river has. You could then use a Venn diagram to organise what you have found out.

Monday 11th May

Welcome to another week of home learning. smiley

 

It would have been SATs this week so maybe you can persuade your parents that you need a drink, croissant or pain au chocolate, 5/10 minutes of exercise and square of dark chocolate before you begin any work - every day - followed by a celebration on Friday!

 

Don't forget to just do what you can happily; if you need any support or just want me to see what you've been doing or to say hello, email me using the office address.  Take care,

Miss Baker

Reading Activity - Bookopoly

 

This week, I have found a new reading activity. Bookopoly is a board game where you move a counter around a board and land on different reading activities (which are similar to your reading journal activities) that you can complete based on the book you are currently reading.

You can play however you like but I would recommend playing the game over a number of days and complete at least 10 minutes worth of reading before you do so; then, you can also tick off another step on your reading challenge journey around the world.  You can play this independently or with brothers, sisters or other family members by printing out the board, questions and Chance cards.

 

Alternatively, you can play along with the Class Page game. Below you will see pictures of the Bookopoly board with a virtual counter. Today, I started our game on 'Go' and we rolled a '2' and have landed on 'Setting Square'. You can either roll a die of your own to choose the activity from the list or just choose whichever you would like to complete.

Writing Activities: Out of Control

 

Below are Monday and Tuesday's writing activities. Either choose one, some or all of the activities and have a go at completing them. 

Science: Electricity - Volts

 

Today, you will be finding out about volts and amps. Unfortunately, this would have been a bit more 'hands-on' if we had been in school, however, there are still things that you can look at and explore in your own home.

 

Below is the lesson presentation and a BBC Bitesize video clip about volts and amps. As well as this, I have included a table where you can look at different electrical items around your home to find out the required voltage. Please make sure you take great care whilst doing this and make sure your adult is happy for you to examine these appliances before you begin.

 

Finally, there is a link to a website where you can create your own circuits with different components and see how it is important that your circuit is complete. You can also explore what happens when you add more cells. It's not the same as building your own circuits but it is quite good fun.

ICT: Scratch Lesson 4 - Making Music

Scratch Lesson 4: Making Music

'Draw with Rob' Self-Portraits - Who is it?

The Ducklings first bath!

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Making a Circuit

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OO7

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Home Learning - Friday 8th May

As today is a Bank Holiday, all your work is either related to VE Day or "fun" activities that you could try.  Don't worry if you don't do any of these as today is not a school day - enjoy yourself with your family!

Art Challenge - Draw With Rob

 

Your 'Draw-With-Rob' this week can be entered into a competition - why not have a go?

#DrawWithRob *SPECIAL EDITION* Racing Car

Wednesday 10th May

 

Morning Eagles, 

I hope you enjoy today's learning.  There seems to be a lot so choose the bits you do.  It is always better to do one thing well - to a detailed, high standard - rather than lots quickly (quality over quantity).  

 

I have put together a slide show of the 'Draw with Rob' self-portraits I have received so far - it would be great to be able to add more.  If you enjoyed this - you could draw others in the class or the teachers and send those to me!

 

Take care,

Miss Baker

Grammar - ISPACE Openers Activity

Reading and Writing - GREECE FACT FILE

Use the information in the pdfs below (the powerpoint is the same as the pdf with the same title but allows you to have a go at the questions before it gives you the answer) or complete your own research to find out about Greece today.  If you have been to Greece then use this knowledge. 

 

Task: Design and make your own information page(s), powerpoint etc about Greece or complete one or two of the activities below.  This is also your writing for the day so make sure the information is clear and some of it is written in sentences and/or paragraphs.  It is a good opportunity to use sub-headings, lists and bullet points in your writing.

History - VE Day Morse Code

Learn about Morse Code and then try deciphering or writing messages in one of the activities below. 

 

As a challenge you could use a torch or a buzzer to send a message for someone else in your family to decode.  Maybe, you could video your message and email it to me so others could try and work it out?  (Keep it simple and please send the answer!)

Optional VE Day Activities

If you have time, try a VE day activity - do the one(s) that interest you.

Monday 4th May

Hi Eagles,

It's the beginning of another week.  I hope you were able to try the lava lamp activity on Friday.  I did it with the key worker children in school and really enjoyed it. (Don't make the mistake I made: shaking it - you had to wait until it settled again to put in the alka seltzer - a long time when you're watching!) 

 

I have received some great Rob Biddulph self-portraits and look forward to seeing more; I will post them later this week.  This week, it is VE Day on Friday so I have linked some activities to this.  As always, do what you can and please no worrying.  Be pleased with the effort you are putting in - I am.

 

Take care,

Miss Baker

Maths Challenge Answers

Friday 1st May BBC and White Rose Maths Week 2 Maths Challenge

Challenge 1 - see below

Challenge 2 - 47p

Challenge 3 - 11 cards

Challenge 4 - 2 jugs and 6 buckets, 6 jugs and 3 buckets, or 10 jugs

Challenge 5 - 120 degrees

Challenge 6 - Circle = 32, Triangle = 38 and Pentagon = 25

Challenge 7 - 5, 10, 5 (multiple other answers though)

VE day. Have a go at making these for VE day. You could make these instead of one of the other activities if you like.

Science: Electricity Lesson 2 - Circuits

 

Below you will find some learning challenges related to circuits. Firstly, look through the Lesson Presentation and see what you remember from your previous learning.

At the end of the presentation you will find the Challenge questions  - can you remember what each of the electrical components are called and can you draw the related symbols? Although there are only 7 pictures, there are 9 answer spaces - this could be rather confusing! For two of the components, there are two possible symbols.

The answers are on the final page of the lesson presentation.

After that, you could try the Drawing and Interpreting Circuits Activity Sheet. There are different levels so choose according to how confident you feel. To help, you can either use the information in the lesson presentation or I have included a Scientific Circuit Symbols Mat that has diagrams and labels for each of the components.

Finally, I have put a link to two BBC Bitesize circuits pages which have a couple of videos and some interactive challenges.

Writing Activities: Kid Normal Inspired Super Hero Story

 

On Friday, I posted  a writing activity based on Greg James and Chris Smith's Kid Normal series of books (see post below). As this was quite a big piece of writing, you can have some extra time to complete it. If you have already chosen and completed one of the suggested activities then try a different one. If you have finished your story, why not try to complete some checking, correcting and editing?  I would really like to see any of your pictures or writing so, if you can, send them over to me via the school office email (sch.204@educ.somerset.gov.uk).

Reading Home Learning

As Friday 8th May is the 75th anniversary of VE Day, today's reading is on that topic.  Find out why it is an important date in British History.  This week, I will include at least one VE Day activity every time I put up work.

 

Choose one of the reading comprehensions below and then complete either the 1, 2 or 3 star reading and questions. (By now, I'm sure you know which star is right for you - 1 is the easiest and 3 is the most challenging.)

 

ICT - Scratch: Tutorial 3 - Make A Chase Game

Friday 1st May

Hi Eagles,

Thank you for the work, photos and messages I've received. smiley

 

I've made a slide with a selection of your work.  As usual, you've been doing lots of interesting things which is good to see.  The ducklings are named Splish, Splash and Splosh and belong to one member of our class, but who?!  I'm pleased to see that some of you have got to New York (3000 miles) and well done to those of you who have made it all the way to Rio de Janeiro (4500 miles) - Josh and Jack.  I will start a slide show Monday and keep adding to it throughout next week (hopefully, as long as you send them to me using the office email) with a gallery of your 'Draw with Rob' self-portraits - see today's art.  (Thank you to the person who has already sent me a brilliant one.)

 

Eagles remain second in Spelling Shed (still behind Kites)!  Top spellers this week: Josh, Wes,  Ottilie, Aidan, Freddie W and Freddie P.  I'm pleased to see some new names on the list of spellers this week - well done to you and keep practising.  Josh is top for the whole school - amazing. Our Rockstar Times Table Leaders are Aidan(Rock Legend), Max, Genevieve and Amelia S.

 

Another good week, Eagles.  Well done to you all, take care and thank you for the effort shown by you and your families.

Miss Baker

Weekly Maths Challenge - use the pdf above for the White Rose Maths and BBC Weekly Maths Challenge. The answers will be posted on Monday.

Writing Activity – Write A Superhero Story

 

For your writing activity today, watch the video from the authors of Kid Normal, Greg James and Chris Smith, who explain how you can write your own superhero story. Alternatively, you could watch the video and do one or some of the following:

  • Design, draw and label a superhero and write a paragraph to explain their super power.
  • Design, draw and label a villain and write about their super power and plan for world domination.
  • Design, draw and label your villain’s lair (setting) and write a paragraph describing it.
  • Write a superhero story based on Chris and Greg's advice.

 

Because this could be quite a big piece of writing, this will be your writing activity for Monday and Tuesday as well.

Greg James and Chris Smith - Making a superhero story

Reading - King Midas - Read the pdf or listen to the audio version of this Greek Myth.

Art - 'Draw with Rob' Self-Portrait

Use the weblink below to create your self-portrait.  Maybe you could add your friends around you drawing them in the same 'Draw with Rob' style.

The KS2 staff (Miss Baker, Mr Phillips, Mrs Nolan and Mrs Hillier) have drawn themselves. Can you guess who is who?

Make Your Own Lava Lamp

 

This activity doesn't relate to any of our topics but Mr Phillips had a go at it this week with his son and daughter and found it quite fun. The alka-seltzer mentioned in the video can be replaced with any sort of effervescent tablets - we used the dissolvable Vitamin C tablets.

How To Make a DIY Lava Lamp With Alka-Seltzer

Episode 2: Animals | Puffin Podcast

Wednesday 29th April

Morning Eagles,

I thought you'd appreciate this picture of Percy who was quite happy Monday lazing in the sun.  The weather was not so good on Tuesday so he hid in the poly tunnel!  Luckily, it is still warm enough to be outside if you don't mind a bit of rain, but I hope the sun returns soon.  Have a go at today's home learning and look after yourself.

Take care,

Miss Baker

The Book of Hopes

 

Please find below a link to 'The Book of Hopes'. This is a completely free book for all children and families and includes short stories, poems, essays and pictures. It has contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon, Jacqueline Wilson – and Katherine herself.

The collection, published by Bloomsbury, is dedicated to the doctors, nurses, carers, porters, cleaners and everyone currently working in hospitals.

Writing Task - Alphabet Poem

Geography - Rivers Lesson 2: Rivers of the World

 

Please find below lesson 2 of our Rivers topic. Again, if you do not have an atlas at home then there are plenty of online atlases or other resources such as Google Earth that you can use to find the answers.

As well as the lesson activities, if you want to complete any more research on rivers then you could:

  • Make river fact cards or Top Trump style cards. Try this website: https://primaryfacts.com/rivers-facts-information-and-resources/ or find alternative sources of information.
  • Write a number of clues for someone else to try to guess which river you are thinking of. This doesn't have to be someone in your house - you could try it out with a relative or friend over the phone or using some form of video call.
  • Carry out a more detailed study on your chosen world river. This could be a PowerPoint or poster that includes lots of interesting facts.
  • Try playing the River Top Trumps game that I have attached below.

Reading Home Learning

In the pdf below (Ancient Greece Geography) everyone should be able to do the first two question pages.  For page one you will need access to a dictionary or the internet to find definitions so you may not be able to do this.  The final question page is an extension. 

Maths Challenge Answers

Friday 24th April BBC and White Rose Maths Week 1 Maths Challenge

Challenge 1 - star = 10, heart = 17, triangle = 0

Challenge 2 - A pencil costs 8p

Challenge 3 - Amir’s number is 538, Donna’s number is 853

Challenge 4 - Perimeter = 64 cm

Challenge 5 - The length is 480 cm

Challenge 6 - The height of the last tower is 23.9 cm

Challenge 7 - The fraction shaded is ⅝

Monday 27th April

Hi Eagles,

I hope you've had a good weekend and have made the most of the good weather.  Enjoy this week's home learning - you should notice that we have moved onto a new topic in Science: Electricity.  Remember, lots of the things I put on the page may take longer than one session to finish; if we were in school, we would take a few lessons to complete them.  Please only do what you can and do not worry if you get stuck.  Make sure you juggle completing home learning and doing lots of other things as happily and peacefully as you can.

Look after yourself and your family and have a good day,

Miss Baker

Literacy task: The Great Race

Please find below Monday's Literacy activities. Choose one, some or all of the activities to complete.

Science and Reading

Today's science is a reading comprehension on electricity. If you would like to test your existing knowledge of electricity then download the PowerPoint (it is available as a PDF but unfortunately the answers are highlighted on there - sorry!). If you would like to complete some more home learning on our new topic then you could complete a mini biography on one of the scientists listed below who all made discoveries about electricity using the biography sheet as a template or create your own.

  • Thomas Edison
  • Nikola Testa
  • Allesandro Volta
  • Michael Farraday

ICT: Scratch - Imagine A World

Scratch: Imagine A World Activity Cards

Friday 24th April

Good Morning Eagles, I hope you have been enjoying the sunshine.  It has been really good to hear from so many of you; it sounds like you all had a good Easter holiday.  Lots of you have been working really hard this week and I have put a selection of your work into the slideshow.  Scratch seemed really popular, along with the poetry, tree writing, maths and river work.  Our star spellers this week are Amelia W, Ottilie, Bruno, Freddie W, Wes and Genevieve (Eagles are second, behind Kites). 

 

Well done to you all for your learning this week; I have put a certificate at the end of the slide show for you all smiley

 

I'll finish with some great news: Genevieve and Josh made it through to the second round in the 500 words story competition - I know you'd all like to congratulate them. (That means they are one of the top 5000 entries.)

 

Have a good weekend,

Miss Baker

 

PS.  As it is Friday, don't forget to ask someone to give you a spelling test!

Below is a link to some extra maths challenges from BBC Bitesize's daily lessons. Answers are posted on a Monday so when they are released I will publish them. 

Reading Comprehension 3 Levels - Rivers of the World

Spanish - Numbers

 

Please find below a link to a BBC Bitesize Spanish clip showing a Spanish game similar to Granny's footsteps. You might like to use it to revise your Spanish numbers to 10.

Puffin Books Podcast

 

Below is a link to the Puffin Books podcast episode "Under The Sea". It contains lots of facts about sea creatures and can be quite funny at times (and very silly too). 

Episode 1: Under the Sea | Puffin Podcast

Humza and the gang dive under the sea to ask questions such as: How many hearts does an octopus have? Can dolphins really speak to each other?

Wednesday 23rd April

Morning Eagles, I hope you are starting to get back into home learning.  It has been good to see lots of you doing things that help the community (sending cards, letters or helping to make face masks).  I'm pleased lots of you have enjoyed making shadow puppets and coding using Scratch.  Well done to those of you that have now read ten books this academic year completing the 'Jack and Jill Reading Challenge' - I'm only on book six!  Our topics this term are Ancient Greece and Rivers so I will begin to put up work linked to these. Enjoy today's learning and remember to send me pictures if you can.smiley

Literacy Home Learning

Today you are going to be looking at two different poems and then having a go at writing your own verses for the poems along with some other fun activities.  Click on the link below.

Reading Home Learning

Today, as our topic would now be Ancient Greece, I thought you might enjoy reading and listening to a Greek Myth and then following this with a DT activity rather than comprehension questions! 

 

First read the story, then listen to the BBC audio clip if you have time.  Consider the similarities and differences.  Which do you prefer?  Then, look at the DT pdf and have a go at making .....

Geography  - Rivers Lesson 1

 

Below you will find a PDF with information about the water cycle and rivers. As well as this, there is a worksheet to find out about some UK rivers including their source, major towns that they run through and where the mouth of each river is. It asks for you to use an atlas although this may be tricky if you do not have an atlas at home. Google Earth is a fantastic app and quite possibly better than a lot of atlases for this task. 

I have also included a link to a clip from BBC Bitesize about the River Thames.

Reading Home Learning Challenge

I've included the documents that you will need for the reading challenge. The passport shows where you will travel to every time that you read and earn your reading miles. Everytime you reach a new destination, you can reward yourself with a certificate and send someone a postcard from where you've got to. You can draw your own picture on the postcard and either send it to someone in your house, or post it to someone who doesn't live with you  but please check with your grown ups first. If you aren't able to print the resources out, then you could make your own. It would be great to see how you are all getting on.

Monday 20th April

Welcome back after Easter - I hope you had a good break.  It was strange not being able to see family and friends like you usually would at Easter; I hope you found other ways to keep in touch and still managed to have at least one Easter Egg (I did!).  Enjoy this week's learning - do as much or as little as you can. 

Keep smiling,

Miss Baker

Literacy Task - The Magic Tree

 

Below is a PDF with the a number of activities linked to the picture entitled 'The Magic Tree'. Please complete either one, some or all of the related tasks.

Science: Light - Shadow Puppets

 

For your final activity for our topic on 'Light', I would like you to create your own shadow puppet theatre. You can be as creative as you like. You could create your own shadow puppets (alternatively, use any toys you have), make props, write a short script and even a stage or theatre from a cardboard box. You could even involve your family as either puppeteers or audience members. The most important thing you will need is a source of light and some sort of screen to project the shadows onto. You could use a sheet for this or even plain paper should work. It would be great to see what you come up with!

ICT Home Learning - Scratch Coding

 

I thought it would be good to complete some coding as most of us are online at the moment. To do this, you will need to register and this requires an email address so you must make sure you complete this step with an adult who is happy to provide their email.

 

Each week, I will choose one of the tutorials from the 'Ideas' section and post some instructions to go along with it (these are available on the Scratch website itself when you click on the tutorial itself). Feel free to explore Scratch at your own pace.

Scratch Tutorial - Animate A Name

Friday 3rd April

Hi Eagles,

You have made me proud with all the messages and work that I have seen or heard about. Make sure you thank your parents for their help and support.  This is my last set of work for this term so make the most of it!  (It may be worth reminding your parents that we would have spent an afternoon doing some kind of Easter egg hunt, with chocolate or paper eggs, as an end of term treat - how hard have you been working? Or, maybe, you could set up a hunt for your parents or your siblings instead - if you do then send me a photo.)  Stay safe and I look forward to hearing from you after the Easter.

Miss Baker

Some of this week's home learning - well done everyone, I'm impressed with all the different things you are doing. Can you guess which one is my Gregosaurus? (And Percy says Hello.)

Spellings

Today is test day! Find someone to test you and, if you like, send your scores into me via the school office.

Well done to Max, Freddie P, Freddie W, Genevieve, Bruno, Harry, Aidan, Lauren, Jack and Wes for helping Eagles to be second out of all the classes on Spelling Shed.

Writing Task - Riddle Poem

Below is a YouTube video (found by Mrs Nagel - thanks!) that is all about the Victorian workhouses which follows on from Wednesday's topic work. 

The Victorian Workhouse

DT - try making a mouse using an egg box

TASK: Please design and make a poster to 'advertise' Easter

 

Think about impact, colours used, interesting ways of presenting the information as well as making it informative.

 

Good Luck! I look forward to seeing them! Mrs Wood

How to Draw 3D Letters Using One Point Perspective

This drawing tutorial will teach you How to Draw 3D Letters in One Point Perspective

Wednesday 1st April

Morning Eagles,

It's good to hear how you are getting on so keep sending me emails and photos of your work; I'm pleased you're all keeping busy.  It's good to see lots of you learning life skills: cooking, sewing and gardening.  Make sure you only do what you can from the activities I post on our webpage.  I look forward to posting more of your work on Friday.

Stay safe,

Miss Baker

Mrs Dando has created a lovely Easter card design for you to have a go at. The yellow chick is made up of yellow circles, folded in half and stuck together to create a 3D belly! We would love to see any pictures of ones that you create.

Writing Task - 1st April: Treasure

 

For your writing task, please watch the short film below then look at the writing activity on the PDF document.

CGI 3D Animated Short Film "TREASURE" - Inspiring Animation by Chelsea Bartlett & Ringling College

Writing Task 1st April - Treasure

Reading Sheets - choose the topic that interests you, read the sheet and talk about it. Then look at the questions and possible activities. I only expect you to read and talk about the questions for one of the sheets.

Reading questions and possible activities (if you have time)

Find the section for the reading sheet you have chosen.

Red Panda

  • Where in the world do red pandas live?
  • What do they eat?
  • How do they climb?
  • How do red pandas compare to the giant panda?

If you have more time, you could research a different mammal species. How is the animal adapted to its environment? Draw a labelled diagram/picture/poster to show these adaptations. How does the animal find food? How does it hide from or defend itself against predators? Does it have a tail and, if so, how is it used?

Human Heart

  • How many times a day does your heart beat?
  • Which cells in your body live longest?
  • How much saliva do you produce in a lifetime?

If you have more time, you could draw and colour a diagram of the heart inside the human body.  Label the different parts of the heart, and include labelled images of veins and arteries to show where the blood is flowing from and to.

Optical Illusions:

  • How is it possible that colours can disappear before our eyes?
  • How can straight lines appear to bend?
  • Which brain games do they find most fascinating?
  • Are there any that they feel work better than others? Why?

Try them with other members of your family.  Do you share the same opinions?

Monday 30th March

 

Hello Eagles and welcome to Monday's activities!  I hope you've all had a peaceful, restful weekend.  Please remember the 'few points' I posted on Friday: do what you can, pick and choose from the work offered and your own ideas, and make it enjoyable; use as little paper as possible; keep sending me your work or questions; and listen to your adult - do whatever work they ask you to do with a smile.

Spelling - keep using Spelling Shed. You'll find that a new list of words has been assigned to you when you log in so play the games with these words too. If you wish to do more, look at the relevant pdf below.

Writing Tasks - A Dangerous Pet: Try one or more of the activities if you like!

Reading Comprehension - Dr Barnado's Information: 3 levels

Science - Spectacular Spectrum

 

Below you will find some activities relating to light and more specifically the spectrum of colours that light is made up of. This follows on from last week's work on refraction. As you probably don't have a prism at home I have posted some Youtube videos to help you to understand what is happening along with an explanation of how a rainbow is formed.

I have also included instructions for creating your own fabric rainbow, which feels very appropriate as lots of people have been putting rainbows up in their windows to show their support for the wonderful job the NHS are doing right now.

Art

Rob Biddulph, an author-illustrator, is posting draw - a- long videos every Tuesday and Thursday.  Using the weblink below, scroll down the page and choose a clip to watch and draw.  I look forward to seeing your drawings.

 

http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob 

 

Welcome to Golden Eagles, Year 6 at Kilmersdon CEVA Primary School.  Eagles is taught by Miss Baker.  Everyone in Eagles is looking forward to the challenges and rewards the final year at Primary School brings.  As a class, we support each other, work hard and produce work we are proud of while enjoying our learning.

 

Over the year we work hard to prepare for the new challenges of secondary school. As well as covering all of the core subjects' curriculum, this year we will be learning about a range of topics, including The Kingdom of Benin (West Africa 900 - 1200AD), Mayan Civilisation, Victorians and Volcanoes and Earthquakes.

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