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Friday 17th July

 

 

Our last day in Y6...... how has that happened? It's gone far too quickly, as it always does.

 

No 'work' for today, but if you would like to fill your time with some fun things, here are a couple of ideas:

 

Lovely Miss Newport found this a couple of days ago, and the group of children in school his week had a bit of a play, and an explore. I think there is far more to see than we managed to find in the classroom, so this might keep you busy for a while!  https://attenboroughsreef.com/

 

Have a great day, and hope to see you for the Zoom at 11am xxxx

 

 

Thursday 16th July

 

Good morning lovelies. Two days to go…

 

Early morning maths today:

 

 

 

Maths today please carry on with the work at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ or https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons for a lesson on the Mean Average. The worksheets have been parentmailed home as always.

 

For English today please go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons for a lesson on writing a myth. (It also gives you a handy reminder about semi-colons)

 

 

 

 

Anyone for Dance? There is a great lesson on body percussion and creating a dance based on the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland at  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons

 

   

 

 

Today’s Countdown Challenge:

 

 

Have a lovely day xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 15th July

 

Well, today is St Swithin's day. It takes place on 15 July each year, and according to traditional folklore, whatever the weather is like on St Swithin's Day - whether rain or sunshine - it will continue for the next 40 days and 40 nights.

Check out the information at https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/48991574#:~:text=Well%2C%20today%20is%20St%20Swithin's,40%20days%20and%2040%20nights. to find out more!

 

Early Morning maths today:

 

 

 

 

For Maths today please go https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ or https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons for a lesson on pie charts. The worksheets have been parentmailed home as always.

 

For English today please go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons for a lesson about exploring legends

   

 

 

For a fab Science lesson on forces and gravity in sport, in particular cricket (I know this will appeal to at least one of you!) go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons

 

   

 

 

Today’s Countdown challenge:

 

 

Let's hope we don't get rained on today!

xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 14th July

Good morning cherubs

 

Early Morning Maths today

 

 

 

Maths today please carry on with the work at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ or https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons for a lesson on circles. The worksheets have been parentmailed home as always.

 

For English today please go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons for a lesson on analysing myths – hopefully you will recognise some of these from our work on Ancient Greeks last year.         

  

 

 

For a great PE lesson all about movement, and how and why our body moves the way it does, go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons

 

   

 

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Have a lovely day – let’s hope the weather cheers up!

xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 13th July

 

Good morning lovelies. Our last week together! That’s crazy!

 

Early Morning Maths today:

 

 

For Maths today, go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ or https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons for a lesson nets of 3D shapes. The worksheets have been parentmailed home as always.

 

Spellings are on Purplemash as always

 

For English today please go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons for a lesson on analysing texts.

 

 

 

 

 

If you fancy a Science lesson today, there’s a great one all about electricity at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons

 

 

 

If you would like some practical Science, here are some ideas.

 

 

 

 

This would have been our Show Week – I’m so very disappointed that it isn’t. But in honour of the occasion, here is a clip of the very wonderful Michael Rosen and his take on a Year 6 play (and no, before you ask, we wouldn’t have been doing Jack and the Beanstalk! And no, we hadn’t made up our minds what we would do!)

Jack and the Beanstalk | Right Class Six | POEM | Kids' Poems and Stories With Michael Rosen

Today’s Countdown challenge:

 

 

Have a lovely Monday everyone – I’m very excited to be seeing some of you in school!

xxx

 

Friday 10th July

 

 

Good morning Splendid Sixes

 

I completely overlooked yesterday that it was the 77th anniversary of the Whitehall bombing in town in 1943, when a German aircraft dropped bombs on the town. The cinema (where Martells is now) was particularly badly hit, and 108 people lost their lives.

Here is a link to an article commemorating the 70th anniversary in 2013, for those you who are interested in history. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-23243270

 

Early Morning Maths today: https://www.transum.org/Software/SW/Starter_of_the_day/starter_May14.ASP

 

For Maths today, it is the weekly challenge, which you can find at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons or https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

 

For English today, I’d like you to try the lesson at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons, the Daily Bookclub: Be Amazing! An Inspiring Guide to Being Your Own Champion by Sir Chris Hoy.

He is a multiple Olympic champion, multiple World Champion, and is one of the most inspiring sports personalities ever. He talks about how he felt at your age, and how he would never have believed he could be the fastest in the world.

 

    

 

Also at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons is a brilliant lesson about rhythm and body percussion, based on the music of Florence Price. Give it a go!

 

  

 

Are you feeling creative? Try this:

 

Here are the instructions:

Today’s Countdown challenge:

 

 

Have a very lovely weekend, all of you. Can't wait to see some of you on Monday xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 9th July

 

 

Good morning, oh wonderful-ones!

 

Early Morning Maths for you today:

https://www.transum.org/Software/SW/Starter_of_the_day/starter_May24.ASP

 

Maths today: please carry on with whichever plan you have decided to follow this week.

 

If you are interested, there is an extra lesson on https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons about probability which looks good.

 

For English today please go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lesson for a great lesson on Shakespeare reimagined – taking the story structure of a Shakespeare play, and giving it a different style or a twist.

 

   

 

Also at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lesson is a fab Music lesson about why singing makes us feel good, and what happens to our body when we sing. I really believe one of the reasons we are such a happy school is because of the amount of singing we do!

 

 

 

If you would like a Geography lesson today, then go to https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-6 for a lesson on feeding the people of the world.

 

 

 

Today’s Countdown challenge:

 

 

Have a happy day – let’s hope the weather improves!

Lots of love xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 8th July

 

 

What a Woefully Wet Wednesday!

 

Early Morning Maths today:

https://www.transum.org/Software/SW/Starter_of_the_day/starter_September28.ASP

 

For Maths today, carry on with whichever plan you have decided to follow this week.

 

For English today, please go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons for a lesson on another Shakespeare play, this time it’s ‘Twelfth Night’

 

 

 

Also at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons is a great Drama lesson on devising a plot or setting using a stimulus. This is a really useful skill, and you will develop this at secondary school.

 

 

If you fancy a Science lesson today, there’s a great one at https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-6 about chemical reactions, again, something you will develop more at secondary school.

 

Today’s Countdown challenge

 

 

Have a lovely day, in spite of the rain xxx

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 7th July

 

Morning Gorgeous Creatures!

How did you find the Early Morning Maths yesterday? It was quite tricky, I thought.

Here is one for today: https://www.transum.org/Software/SW/Starter_of_the_day/starter_August24.ASP

 

For Maths today, please carry on with which ever plan you have decided to do this week.

 

For English today, please go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons for a great lesson on Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ – one of his best known plays. His works are fabulous, and I hope as you get older, you will learn to love an appreciate them. So many of the things we say today, little phrases and sayings – idioms, they are called – come from his writing. Enjoy this lesson.

 

 

Also at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons is a fab lesson on Street Art.

Lots of you will have heard of Banksy - here is one of his paintings

 

 

Bizarrely, and completely coincidentally, I watched a documentary about Keith Haring, another of the artists who features in this lesson, at the weekend! How weird is that?! Here is some of his work, and a piece based on his work:

 

   

This is always a subject that people have very divided opinions on – some people see it as graffiti, and that buildings and public spaces shouldn’t be spoiled and defaced. Other people see it as artistic expression. I think it depends a lot on the town. It’s not something we see much, if at all, in East Grinstead (although if you are going to Sackville, and use the underpass to cross the main road, you’ll see some great Street Art in there), and it would look very out of place here, especially on our historic High Street.

But in a city like Brighton, which is very ‘arty’, there are some amazing examples, which truly are art, and which actually become part of the ‘landscape’. What do you think? Here are some pictures of Brighton:

  

     

 

   

 

So ...... the word challenge:

Mr Lankstead emailed me the list……… I added a few (in red) and I think I've counted 266 words! Feel free to recount and tell me I'm wrong! Or to add extras and tell me there are more!! Well done Mr. Lankstead's bubble for being so brilliant, and for persevering with this last week. Here is this list:

Today’s Countdown challenge:

 

 

Have a happy Tuesday everyone xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 6th July

Good morning lovelies! How was your weekend? I really can’t believe we only have two weeks left before the end of term! That’s crazy!

Early Morning Maths: This should get your brain going today!

https://www.transum.org/Software/SW/Starter_of_the_day/starter_July13.ASP

 

For Maths this week, you have two choices:

You could do the lesson that appear on https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/resources/year-6/ and https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons on angles in triangles and polygons. I’ve emailed all the worksheets to your parents as always.

 

But, I’m aware that we have covered this quite recently, so if you would like an alternative, I’ve sent a different plan for the week, and the worksheets to go with that. You can find the plan with the link to the videos you will need here. (It is also at https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/resources/year-6/)

Spellings are on Purple Mash as always.

 

For English today, I’d like you to go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons for a lesson on understanding texts, skim reading (a really useful skill, picking out the most important or relevant bits) and inference (picking up clues to work out what is happening)

 

 

Also at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons is a Music lesson on structure, texture, melody and pitch, that you might enjoy.

 

 

If you would like a Geography lesson, you could try https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-6 about the problems of an ageing population – there is a follow-up lesson on Thursday about how we feed the people of the world. A Big Question…

 

 

If you would like some practical Science today, here are a couple of great ideas! Send me some pictures if you can:

 

 

 

 

 

 

How did you get on with the word challenge I set you last week?

ENVIRONMENTAL

I  will confess now, that by the time I’d got started on it, Mr. Lankstead’s group had found 200 words. So I’ve decided to leave it to them! But…. I’m really sorry, I forgot to download their list before I left school on Friday, so I’ll get them to send it to me and share it with you as soon as I have it. They were most insistent I make sure you all know it was their work! So well done to them.

 

Here is a challenge for you this week:

 

 

Today’s Countdown challenge:

 

 

 

Have a lovely day, everyone. Missing you all xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 3rd July

 

 

Good morning cherubs. The end of another week – well done for all your hard work.

Early Morning Maths today is a final go at the Daily 10 – how have you found it?

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

 

Maths today is, as always, on https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ and https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons

Today it is the challenges

 

For English today, please go to   https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-6 for the final lesson on poetry – today you be writing your own spell poem based on the Witches from Macbeth! Please send them to me – I’d love to read them!

Alternatively (or as well), there is a Reading lesson, the Bitesize Daily Book Club, which is on ‘The Extraordinary Life of Katherine Johnson’ by Devika Jina . Mwaksy Mudenda, the Blue Peter presenter, will read extracts from the biography of this incredible woman. Go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons

 

Also at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons there is a DT lesson about scales of production. This looks fun, and it involves maths and food! What’s not to like?!!

 

Today’s Countdown challenge:

 

 

Did you know…?

 

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone. Lots of love xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 2nd July

 

 

Good morning!

Early morning maths today: carry on with the Daily 10 at https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

And have you tried the ratio games I suggested on Monday?

 

https://mathsnacks.com/ratio-rumble.html

 

https://www.arcademics.com/games/ratio-blaster

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/guardians-mathematica

 

Maths today is, as always, on https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ and https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons

And today it is solving problems using ratio.

 

For English today, please go to https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-6 for the 4th lesson on poetry – today you begin planning your own spell poem based on the Witches from Macbeth!

 

 

Here are the answers to Tuesday’s Classification Quiz:

 

 

 

How are you getting on with the Word of the week?

Mr Lankstead’s bubble group tell me they have over 200 words!!!

 

 

 

Today’s Countdown challenge:

 

 

Have a lovely day xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 1st July

 

 

Good morning lovelies And another month begins!

 

Early morning maths today: Try again with the daily 10 from yesterday: will you have a go at a different area of maths, or will you try to improve your score/time on yesterday’s?

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

 

Maths today is calculating scale factors using ratio, on https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ and https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons

 

For English today, try the third lesson on poetry at https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-6

Remember to click on Wednesday!

 

Also at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons is a great Science lesson on Evolution.

 

 

Alternatively, if you fancy a Science lesson that is a bit more chemistry-based, https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-6 has a lesson on separating mixtures by sieving, filtration and evaporation.

 

Steve Backshall will be back at 9.30 today with his Live Q&A

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm-URP49TgSgyIU1rgh2m7A

 

Do you fancy a creative challenge today? Have a go at this milk carton face: You will need: a large, clean milk carton; some masking tape; sharp scissors – you may need to get an adult to help you, and remember, don’t cut through the base (or your fingers!);  some paints.

 

 

Today’s Countdown challenge:

 

 

Have a lovely day everyone xxx

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 30th June

 

 

Good morning super sixes! How are we all today? It’s Ollie’s birthday today – 16, which I find rather hard to believe! It won’t be quite the big celebration we might have hoped for, but perhaps the weather will cheer up a little bit for him? We do have plenty of cake, even if the sun doesn’t come out!

 

Early morning maths today: Try again with the daily 10 from yesterday: will you have a go at a different area of maths, or will you try to improve your score/time on yesterday’s?

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

 

Maths today is calculating ratio, on https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ and https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons

I would really recommend always watching the video lesson: I think they are really good, and explain the concepts in small steps, with the bonus that you can rewind if you need to! And you don’t have me faffing about messing up the board!

 

 

For English today, try the second lesson on poetry at https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-6

Remember to click on Tuesday!

 

You might like to try the lesson on https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons which is about giving presentations. This is such a useful skill, one that lots of grown-ups, including all your teachers when they introduce a lesson, do every day in their working lives. How many of your parents use this skill? If they do, chat to them about the way they approach it.

 

 

Also at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons is a great Geography lesson on the Galapagos Islands, which I’m sure you will remember from your Science lessons on Darwin.

 

 

And here is another of those Science quizzes for you, this time on classification. You could research any answers you don’t know.

Here are the answers the group in school, Mrs Cappello and I found to last week’s word challenge:

Today’s Countdown challenge:

 

 

Have a lovely day everyone xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 29th June

 

 

 

Good morning poppets! I hope you all had a lovely weekend.

 

I can’t believe this time last week I was beyond excited to be seeing some of you for a few days… it went so quickly. Can’t wait to see some more of you in a couple of weeks… Missing you ALL!

 

Early Morning Maths:

 

 

This week, I’d like you to try some quick fire mental maths.

 Go to https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

You can choose your level

 

 

Choose the area of maths you want to practise (choose the same one each day, and try to improve your score, or beat your time, or choose a different area each day)

 

Choose the type of questions you would like to answer

 

 

Choose how long you would like to answer each question – if you don’t want to limit your time, or want to move on when you’re ready. Choose ‘manual’.

 

Maths this week is, as always, on https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ and https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons

  • Monday: The ratio symbol
  • Tuesday: Calculating ratio
  • Wednesday: scale factors
  • Thursday: ratio and proportion problems
  • Friday: challenge

I’m aware that this is revision, but it’s really useful maths in terms of exercising your brain, and you will use this concept probably for the rest of your lives, in different ways: I use ratio every single day, when I’m teaching you, working out the numbers of worksheets, amounts of stationery (with an e). I’ve parentmailed all the sheets and answers as always.

We puzzled for ages over the challenge on Friday in school – especially the pizza and coke problem. We got there in the end, but it was a bit of a .... well … challenge!

 

Try these games for a bit of ratio-related fun this week

https://mathsnacks.com/ratio-rumble.html

 

 

https://www.arcademics.com/games/ratio-blaster

 

 

And this one has lots of different maths games, including ratio

https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/guardians-mathematica

 

 

For English this week I’d like you to do the lessons on https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-6

Today’s is the first of a week-long poetry focus. Make sure you start with Monday’s lesson!

 

Would you like some practical science this week? Here are a couple of ideas for you to try:

 

 

 

 

How did you get on with the word challenge I set you last week? We managed over 190 words in the classroom! Pretty proud of ourselves! Answers tomorrow!

 

This week’s challenge:

 

 

Today’s Countdown challenge:

 

 

Have a lovely day everyone xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 26th June

Another scorching day yesterday… too hot for most of us, I think!

Early morning maths today:

 

 

 

 

Maths today is the challenge at either

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/  

or   

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons

 

 

 

For English today, for a really fun writing activity, go to https://authorfy.com/10minutechallenges/ and scroll down just a little way to National Writing Day 2, where Laura Dockrill challenges you to write from the point of view of an inanimate object.

 

 

 

We tried this in school yesterday, and the results were absolutely brilliant! Some of the objects the children chose were: a pen; a piece of paper; the clock on the classroom wall; the classroom door; a water bottle; a balloon; the bin; a teddy bear… and lots of others.

 

And even with so many weeks away, the writing was SUPERB! Funny… thought-provoking… a little bit sad; absolutely full of character, totally original and just as wonderful as ever. Please send me your lovely work -  I miss seeing it so much.

 

I decided that my inanimate object would be the star, or perhaps the angel, that spends one month a year on top of the Christmas Tree! I thought that it may be rather arrogant and boastful, and full of self-importance, because it ‘looks down on’, literally, all the other decorations. I thought that it would spend eleven months a year in a box, in the loft, in the dark, probably with all the other ‘inferior’ baubles, telling them how special it was. And then once a year, that box would be opened, the light would flood in, and it would finally have its month of glory! And then just as quickly, time would be up, and it would have to go back in its box. And wait for another eleven months to be admired.

What will you choose?

Perhaps a pound coin that has fallen down the back of the sofa, with all the fluff and crumbs? How does it feel? Does anyone know it’s there? Does anyone miss it?

Perhaps you will choose the tap, as someone did today, that is constantly left running, and which is very, very frustrated?

Or maybe the last cookie in the jar, sad and lonely but terrified of being eaten?

 

 

For a French lesson today, please go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons for a lesson on  days, months and time.

 

If you would like an art lesson, you could try https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-6 for a lovely lesson on Matisse. I went to an exhibition of his work a few years ago at the Tate Modern. Absolutely stunning. The artworks are enormous.

 

Today’s Countdown challenge:

 

 

 

Have a wonderful weekend lovelies. Missing you all xxx

 

 

 

Thursday 25th June

 

Morning poppets!

If you haven’t melted over the last couple of days, here’s today’s home learning:

Early morning maths

 

 

 

 

Today’s maths is the volumes of cubes and cuboids, and you can find this at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/   or    https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons

 

For English today, please go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons for a fab lesson on Romeo and Juliet

 

 

For some interesting DT, please go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons for a lesson about iterative design – this is the process of designing a product, testing, modifying, and retesting.

 

 

If Geography is more your thing, go to https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-6 for the second lesson about population change.

 

Today’s Countdown challenge:

 

 

How are you getting on with this challenge?

 

In the classroom this week, we have found 186 words! (we are allowing proper nouns - provided they have capital letters when you write them down!)

 

Have a lovely day xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 24th June

 

 

Good morning, super sixes!

Goodness, it’s warm, isn’t it?! I hope you are managing to keep cool, and sleep ok at night – it’s really hard when it’s so hot, isn’t it. Even with all the windows open, it’s often still boiling, especially if your bedroom is upstairs (that’s because warm air rises).

 

Early morning maths today:

 

 

 

For maths today go to     https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/   or    https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons  for this week’s lessons. Today is area of parallelograms.

 

For English today, please go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons  for the National Writing Day Challenge.

 

For Science today, also go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons for a fab lesson on the features of sound.

 

 

Did you tune in to the geography lesson yesterday? I thought it was fascinating.

Where in the world would you travel, if you could go anywhere? It’s a pretty big place?!!

 

First, I would go to Brisbane, in Australia, to visit a wonderful friend of mine who I used to teach with at Sackville. Miss Siaens…… some of your parents will remember her! One of your parents even shared a flat with her for a while! We were in classrooms next door to each other, and had so much fun! (It’s meant to be fun for the teachers too!!!) We taught in the huts down next to the red-gra, LO 1, 2 and 3 – I think they are Business Studies rooms now. Mrs. Inman was in the third room – I’m certain lots of your parents will remember her! We had no running water so we couldn’t refill our kettle (coffee is VERY important to teachers!), no computers to start with (and when we did eventually get one each, there was no internet), and just huge whiteboards on our walls, with overhead projectors (ask your parents!) We had a TV/video (not DVD) combo on a trolley that we could wheel between our classrooms (the screen was about the size of our computer monitor in Class 6, and everybody had to squint to see it!) It was so very, very different to our classroom now. But such very happy days! It’s all about the people!

 

Then I would visit all the capitals of the countries in Europe, along with the places whose history has shaped ours. Italy would have to be top of the list, for the huge influence the Romans had on our country, landscape, language and culture. And then some of the Scandinavian countries too, because of the huge impact of the Vikings, Visigoths and Vandals.

I'd love travel to Eisenach, Weimar and Leipzig in Germany, as between 1685 and 1750, these were the places where JS Bach lived. Then I would go to Salzburg and Vienna, where Mozart was born and died. A musical, and mathematical, genius, his dates were 1756-1791 (My lovely dad is a violinist – a very good one! His favourite violin, of several that he owns and plays regularly, was made in the early 1750s. It is a beautiful instrument, and it’s hard to believe it was being played around the time when Bach and Mozart were alive.)

I definitely want to go to Amsterdam and see Anne Frank’s house. I know one of you had plans to visit there this spring - such a terrible shame that couldn’t happen. We would have loved to hear first-hand of your visit.

I’ve never been to Auschwitz, or any of the places associated with so much loss and sadness, but I do feel a responsibility to do so, if I can. I’d like to take my boys, as I think they are old enough, and sensitive enough, at 16 and 21, to really appreciate it. We are all citizens of the world, and we have a responsibility to understand, make sense of, and learn from the past, so that those mistakes will hopefully never be repeated.

 

Today’s Countdown challenge:

 

 

We are enjoying doing these in the classroom this week - I can't believe how quickly some of you can solve these!

 

It's going to be scorchingly hot today I think - enjoy the sunshine 

xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 23rd June

 

 

Good morning you wonderful people!

It was AMAZING to be with some of you yesterday...... I’ve missed you so much.

Mr. M was timing me when I started talking to you. Evidently, it took a full 20 seconds before I cried yesterday morning!!!  Second group… there’s a challenge for you! Beat that!

 

Early morning maths today:

 

 

 

For maths today go to     https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/   or    https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons  for this week’s  lessons. Today is area of triangles.

 

For English today I’d like you to go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons for a lesson on analysing and performing scripts.

 

There is a fab Geography lesson at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons all about Florida... How many of you have been there on holiday? (I most definitely haven’t, and probably never will now……I have absolutely zero interest in the theme parks, but one of my very closest childhood friends lived there for many years. He and his family have recently moved to Atlanta, in Georgia… I’d love to visit if I can.)

 

Would you like an art challenge? Here is one inspired by Andy Goldsworthy. Send me some photos of your creations.

 

 

Today's Countdown challenge:

 

 

Enjoy the sunshine, lovelies xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 22nd June

 

 

Good morning lovelies!

 

I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I managed to spend some time with my lovely dad for Father’s Day – socially distanced in his garden! He has a beautiful garden, and it's my happy place!

 

 

 

Early Morning maths:

Friday’s solution – it was the 4 times table that worked. Are there any other possible solutions?

 

Today’s questions:

 

 

 

For maths today go to     https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/   or    https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons  for this week’s  lessons. Today is area and perimeter of rectilinear shapes. I've emailed the sheets to your parents.

 

Spellings are on PM as usual.

 

For English today, I’d like you to go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons for a lesson on ellipsis and comics – seems a bit of an odd combination to me, but we’ll see what it’s like!

 

If you would like geography lesson, go to https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-6 for a lesson all about population. The follow-up part of this is on Thursday.

 

 

How did you get on with my word challenge last week? I found it really tricky. It’s hard when there is no ‘e’, isn’t it? I found 88 words – I’m sure there are more, and I’m also sure that lots of you will have beaten me this week! Well done!

Here are my answers:

 

And here is this week’s word (this actually comes from the Yr 3&4 spellings but it has a great combination of letters, and some of you aren’t brilliant at spelling it!!!)

 

 

Would you like a practical Science challenge? Here are a couple for you – the first is definitely one for outside on a sunny day!

 

DO NOT... I REPEAT DO NOT.... DO THIS IN THE HOUSE!!!
DO YOU UNDERSTAND?

 

 

Here is today’s Countdown challenge:

 

 

Have a lovely Monday cherubs xxxx

 

 

Friday 19th June

 

 

Hello my darlings! How are we all at the end of another week?

 

Early Morning Maths for today: (there’s a printable pdf if you want it! Solution on Monday!)

 

Maths today is at Maths today is athttps://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ and also https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons. Today is a challenge! Enjoy!

 

For English today I'd like you to go to https://authorfy.com/10minutechallenges/ and scroll down to Catherine Doyle. She has a lovely challenge for you, based on her fabulous book, 'The Storm Keeper's Island'. She would like you to imagine a memory candle that you would make. Watch her introduction, and you'll understand what I mean!

 

 

This would be my candle - in the style of an old fashioned sewing machine. I would choose this as my memory, because my lovely Nanna had one of these. Hers was in a cabinet, with a big pedal that she would move with her foot. It looked almost identical to this one!

 

I remember sitting by her when I was very small, and watching her sew! I can still hear the spools of thread turning and the needle whirring up and down! She used to make the most exquisite dresses for me, my younger sister, and our three cousins - five granddaughters! She made us identical dresses, and tiny ones for each of our dolls, exactly the same as ours! Hours of sewing! 

I still have the sewing machine - when my grandparents' house was sold, each of the five of us chose something special..... I chose the machine! It's actually away being restored right now! I can't wait to see it!

So that would be my memory candle....what would you choose?

 

If you are feeling arty today, go to https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-6/ for a lesson on Juan Miro and automatic drawing. It's the lovely Mrs Cara again.

 

Apparently, its the Summer Solstice tomorrow - the longest day, when we can expect 16 hours and 38 minutes of daylight. Do you think someone should have a word with the weather? I'm not sure it knows!

 

Have a fab weekend lovelies xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 18th June

 

 

Good morning angels! Another very rainy day yesterday, which leads me to one of my favourite words ever – spotted, by a friend of mine, at Sheffield Park Gardens yesterday.

 

 

 

Next time it rains really hard, and then suddenly stops, go outside and smell the ‘petrichor’. It’s a centuries-old word, but just beautiful. And the smell is unique!

 

 

How did you find yesterday’s Early Morning Maths? Tricky, wasn’t it! Here is the solution:

 

 

Today, you will need a pack of playing cards. Each card is worth its number value, and Aces = 1, Jacks =11, Queens = 12 and Kings = 13

Shuffle the cards, and turn over 4, like in the picture. Can you make 24? You can only use each card once, but you can use all four operations (+ - x ÷), and you can use the cards in any order.

 

 

 

Try four new cards…

Have lots of goes, and then change your target number to something of your choice - your own Countdown challenge!

 

Maths today is athttps://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ and also https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons. Today is converting between miles and kilometres, and also was one of the very last things we did at school. Persevere with it, and do your very best.

 

At 11am today there is a live assembly by the Duchess of Cambridge talking about well-being. I am definitely going to tune in to this.

You can find it at https://classroom.thenational.academy/assemblies/

 

 

 

English today, at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons is on narrative poetry and free verse. It includes Roger McGough, who is an incredible poet, and the legend, the wonderful Michael Rosen, who, you possibly aren't aware, has been fighting COVID 19 for weeks, and is finally out of intensive care, and is beginning to recover.

 

 

Also at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons is a DT lesson on Anthropometrics (try saying THAT quickly!!!!) and ergonomics. My cousin ( who is much, much younger... and much, much cleverer than me) is a lecturer in Ergonomics at Aston University in the Midlands, so I find this very interesting.

 

Have the most lovely Thursday. Missing you all so very, very much xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 17th June

 

 

Good morning splendid sixes! Well, yesterday’s weather was a bit interesting wasn’t it?! When I’m at my desk, working, which I am most of most days, I’m in my music room, which is a rather grand name for what used to be my garage. And it has a flat roof! When that huge storm hit us just before 3 o’clock yesterday, I honestly thought the roof was about to fall in, it was sooooo loud!

I hope none of you were out and about in it!

 

 

Early Morning Maths: how did you find yesterday’s challenge? I think it was quite tricky! Here is one possible solution.

 

 

 

If you found a different one, or more than one, well done!

Here is today’s challenge:

 

 

 

For tomorrow’s challenge, you will need a pack of playing cards.

 

Maths today is on https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ and also https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons. Today is metric measures. Again, this is revision, but this was one of the very last things we did at school, and we didn’t have a chance to spend very long on it.  Persevere with it, and do your very best.

 

English today is on limericks (a five line poem that rhymes) and clerihews (A four line nonsense verse)

Have fun with this….here is an example of a limerick that I found!

 

 

I know several of you will appreciate this one!!!

 

 

The very fabulous Steve Backshall is doing a live Q&A at 9.30am today on pond-dipping. I'm really struggling to add the link via youtube, but hopefully this will work 

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm-URP49TgSgyIU1rgh2m7A

 

There is a great Science lesson today on https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons on the circulatory system

 

Yesterday, Sir David Attenborough did a lesson on Bitesize about maps. I managed to completely miss that this was happening, but I’ve found the link for you if you’re interested. He is such a wonderful, wise man.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p08gdffy/bitesize-911-year-olds-week-7-2-maps

 

I’ve also come across this – all sorts of famous people doing lessons just for you! You lucky children!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/m000jy8k/celebrity-supply-teacher

 

And here are some fun quizzes on Bitesize for you to try out. I’ve had a go at all the history ones – I know at least one of you who is a history fanatic!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/quizzes

 

I'm so sorry... my links aren't working properly ...

 

Today's Countdown challenge - all odd numbers!

 

 

 

Happy Wednesday, cherubs. Missing you all so very much xxx

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 16th June

 

 

Good morning cherubs! How are we all today?

 

Have you ever wondered where the name ‘Tuesday’ came from? Well, wonder no more!

The Babylonians named the days after the five planetary bodies that they knew about (Tuesday to Saturday) and after the Sun and Moon (Sunday and Monday). This custom was later adopted by the Romans. Emperor Constantine established the seven-day week in the Roman calendar in 321 and chose Sunday and Monday as the first two days of the week. So Tuesday is really the third day of the week, even though we all like to think of it as the second.

The other weekday names in English are derived from Anglo-Saxon names for gods in Norse mythology. Tuesday comes from Tiu, or Tiw, the Anglo-Saxon name for Tyr, the Norse god of war. Tyr was one of the sons of Odin, or Woden, the supreme deity after whom Wednesday is named. Similarly, Thursday originates from Thor, the god of thunder. Friday is named after Frigga, the wife of Odin, representing love and beauty. Saturday comes from Saturn, the ancient Roman god of fun and feasting.

The Romans named their third day of the week after their god of war, Mars. That is why ‘romance’ languages like Spanish, French and Italian all have similar names for Tuesday: martesmardi, and martedi. When the Anglo-Saxons took up the seven-day week, they named their third day of the week after their god of war as well.

So there you have it!

 

 

How did you get on with the Early Morning Maths algebra game yesterday?

Here is a challenge for you for today. Answers tomorrow

 

Here is a printable copy if you would like it!

How did you get on with the word challenge I set you last week, to find as many words as possible from the word PARLIAMENT

Mr Lankstead messaged me to say that the group he had been working with in school last week had found 139 words, so I had another go, and I think I’ve found 140 (competitive? me? never!). Here they are:

This week’s word is

 

 

Be careful with the spelling of this one – lots of people write, and say, pronOUnciation, because it comes from the verb ‘to pronounce’.

 WRONG! WRONG! WRONG!

This is a good time to learn it!

 

Maths today is on https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ and also https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons. Today is finding the possible values of a pair.

 

For English today, please go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons for a lesson on onomatopoeia and alliteration in poetry. You are fabulous at both these techniques (literary devices, we call them) so you should come up with some great ideas! Send me your work, I’d love to see it!

 

If you are feeling like a creative challenge, here is another fab idea:

Today's Countdown challenge:

 

 

Have a very lovely Tuesday, everyone. Missing you all xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 15th June

 

 

Good morning gorgeous people! How was your weekend? The sun came out!!! Woo hoo!!!

Well done for keeping going with your home-learning. It’s been such a long time, and you have done so brilliantly. Remember, again, to say a huge THANK YOU to your grown-ups for supporting you and helping you for so many weeks – perhaps you could do something lovely for them!

 

I’m hoping to persuade Ollie to step away from his X box for a little bit and wash my car this week! How likely is that, do you think? Will has gone back to Brighton to finish his last few weeks at University – it’s very strange without him, as he’s been home since lockdown began, finishing all his assignments. I proofread (purple polished!!!) his 10,000 word dissertation last week – just like you, he really doesn’t like apostrophes! He looked at me exactly the way you do when I corrected his grammar! It’s been lovely having him here - I even miss him getting up to make bacon sandwiches in the middle of the night!  

 

So, learning for this week:

 

 

For Early Morning Maths today, I’d like you to go to https://www.mathplayground.com/algebra_puzzle.html

You’ll find some of those fab algebra puzzles we did at school, and you can choose your level, and work at your own pace. Look for the column or row that starts you off: there will always be 3 identical pictures in a row, with a value for the 3 added together. If you divide that value by 3, you will have the value for one. That will help you work out the values for the others. Use the levers (move them up and down) to choose the value for each picture.

Here is an example:

 

Can you see the row that has 3 cars, and equals 60?

 

That means each car is ………. How many? Absolutely! Each car is 20!   Fabulous!

 

In algebra, we would write    3c = 60         c = 20

 

Now, can you see the row that has one car and two ladybirds? That whole row equals 22… so if the car is 20, the two ladybirds equal   ……… YEEEEEESSSSSS!   2!

 

So if 2 ladybirds = 2, one ladybird = ………. 1 !!! Fantastic!

 

Now look at the column with two cars and one pear, that equals 57.

Well, if we know each car is twenty, then two cars must equal 40. So the pear must equal 17

 

Move the levers up and down until you have the right value for each picture.

 

 

There will always be one column or row that starts you off… BUT… the 3x4 grids are pretty tricky, and don’t always have an easier way in, so I would suggest you practise with the 3x3 grids first, and only move on when you feel confident. There is always a way in, but yuo will need to really puzzle your way through!

Have fun!

 

Maths today is on https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ and also https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons. Two days finishing Algebra revision, and then on to units of measurement. I’ve emailed your grown-ups all the worksheets and answers.

 

Spellings are on PM as always. Well done last week. Some tricky words for everyone, and you did so well.

 

For English today, please go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons for a fab lesson on poetry… this was on my very, very long list of things to do after SATs. Have fun with this one.

 

Who’s up for a really fab, fun Science challenge? Try this...  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yety_SrrO2Y

 

Please, please, take some photos or film … I’d love to see what you did!

 

Today’s Countdown challenge! 6 small numbers! :

 

 

Miss you all so much xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 12th June

 

Good morning Super Sixes! It’s Friday again… how did that happen?!

 

First, to the really important stuff…. The answers to the sweetie and chocolate challenge! How did you get on?

 

 

Early Morning Maths (today’s answers on Monday)

 

 

 

 

 

Today’s maths is a football-related challenge on https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons and https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

 

If you would like a different type of challenge, go to https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-6/ for as lesson on calculating the area of triangles and parallellograms – don’t be afraid of this one, it’s really straightforward, you just need to learn the rules, and then it’s really logical.

 

 

 

Well done for all the super duper spellings this week… if you can remember these for September, you’ll be sooooo well prepared!

 

 

For English today, I’d like you to go to https://authorfy.com/10minutechallenges/ and scroll quite a long way down to Sophie Green. She has a challenge for you, to create a believable ghost character by asking yourself 5 questions.

 

 

 

Sophie is the author of the ‘Potkin and Stubbs’ series of books – more that I haven’t read, more for my ever-growing shopping list! They look really fun!

 

 

Would you like an Art challenge this afternoon? Go to https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-6/ for a really fun ‘Circle Challenge’. I’ve started to have a go at this, and here is my first drawing (spot the circle!)

 

Mrs. Cara, the online teacher, has made some really fantastic transformations. Have lots of fun with this one! Send me you artwork!

 

 

Here are some pieces of work from well-known artists who use circles as their inspiration.

Robert Delaunay 1885-1941

 

 

Wassily Kandinsky 1866 - 1944

 

 

Beatriz Milhazes (I love the one on the left!)

 

 

Bridget Riley

 

Here are the answers to the Evolution quiz I gave you yesterday- there will be another one next week!

 

 

Today’s Countdown challenge:

 

 

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone. Lots of love, missing you all xxx

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 11th June

 

 

Good morning lovelies! Let’s hope today is sunnier than yesterday!

Early morning maths for today:

 

 

 

 

Maths today on https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons and https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ is on one step equations. You should find this reasonably straightforward, as this is revision.

If you would like some extra maths revision, go to https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-6/ for a lesson on converting units of length.

 

For some extra games, go to https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/arithmagic-game-tg2-m-88 - you can choose you own character with their secret skill, and play at your own level to defeat the nasty creatures!

 

 

 

 

For English today, I would like you to go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons for a lesson on writing a newspaper report.

 

Here is a Science quiz for you, on Evolution. How much can you remember? You could research any questions you don’t know.

Answers tomorrow!

 

Today's Countdown challenge:

 

Have a lovely day xxx

 

Wednesday 10th June

Good morning lovelies. A little bit of a grey and miserable day today. Let’s see if we can brighten it up a bit!

 

Early Morning Maths

 

 

 

 

Maths today on https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons and https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ is on substitution – finding the value of a picture or a letter. Remember those grids of pictures we did at school?

 

If you would like extra maths revision, go to https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-6/ for a lesson on converting units of measurement.

 

 

English today is on https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons, and is on using commas.

 

Lovely Steve Backshall has another Q&A this morning

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm-URP49TgSgyIU1rgh2m7A

 

How about a Science lesson? Head to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons for a lesson on reversible and irreversible changes.

 

 

Would you like an art/DT challenge? How about this cheeky monkey to make you smile?

 

 

 

 

Today’s Countdown challenge:

 

 

The same target as yesterday, but different numbers to make it with! Can you find the trickshot, that uses all the smaller numbers?

 

Have a wonderful Wednesday

Lots of love xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 9th May

 

Helloooooooo!

Welcome to another Tuesday! Well done for all the fantastic work you submitted yesterday.

 

Early Morning Maths:

 

 

 

 

 

Maths today on https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons and https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ is on forming algebraic expressions. Don’t be scared by the title: this is revision, and you were superb at this when we did it at school. Take your time and think methodically.

 

If you would like an extra maths lesson, go to https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-6/ for a lesson on length, mass and volume.

 

For English today, please go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons for a lesson speech punctuation – this is so important, and tricky to get right. Again, this is revision, as you SHOULD be able to do this! I hope there are no surprises!

 

If you fancy a Geography lesson today, head to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons for a lesson about The Alps.

 

Would you like a practical Science activity this week?

 

 

 

Here is something for you and your parents! Can you work out the names of these popular sweets and chocolates from the clues? (PS the pictures are not the answers.... a little bit of nostalgia for your grown-ups!) Answers on Friday!

 

Today's Countdown challenge: 

 

 

Have a very happy Tuesday, everyone. Missing you xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 8th June

 

Good morning cherubs!

How was your weekend? I hope you manged to dodge the showers and enjoy some fresh air. Hopefully the weather will be better this week.

 

Early morning maths:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maths this week is back to Amazing Algebra! You were superb at this when we visited it just before lockdown. I’ve parentmailed all the worksheets and answers, but for the lessons you can either go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ or https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons

It’s the same lesson, so just choose whichever you prefer.

 

If you would like some Maths revision on number sequences, go to 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-6/

 

Spellings are on PM as always. Well done for your excellent work on those last week.

 

English today is at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons and is on those pesky apostrophes that are so tricky. Please try to remind yourself of these if you can.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons also has a History lesson on Anglo Saxon Art and cultures which looks really interesting.

 

Reading for this week is another Disney comprehension, based on one of my favourite ever films. Here is a link to the video, plus the questions and a copy of the lyrics.

Turn up the volume and sing along! (Five of you have brothers and sisters who did this as their show, so you could really annoy all those year 10s and make them join in!)

 

How did you get on with the challenge I set you last week, to find as many words as possible using the letters from the word APPRECIATE?

Here are my answers. I got 73.

Email me if you found any that I didn’t!

 

This week’s challenge (also from the Y5&6 spelling list):

 I have 129 words – answers next week! Can you beat me?

 

Today’s Countdown challenge:

 

 

 

Tomorrow: a sweetie challenge for you and your parents!

Missing you xxx

 

Friday 5th June

 

Hello lovelies!

 

The end of another week!

 

Early Morning Maths today:

 

 

 

Today's answers will appear on Monday!

 

Maths today is a challenge, which appears on https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons and on https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/. The questions get progressively harder!

 

If you would like some fraction problem-solving, go to https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule and click on Year6 and Friday

 

For English today, head to https://authorfy.com/10minutechallenges/ where Thomas Taylor, the author of Malamander, and his new book, Gargantis, has a fab challenge for you!

 

 

 

If you are interested in art and design, go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons for a really fantastic lesson on product design, 3D drawing, and perspective using vanishing points

 

Alternatively, https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule has a lovely lesson on exploring emotions in music. Click on Year6 and Friday.   Connecting music to colours is a really interesting idea.

 

 

 

Today's Countdown challenge: 

 

 

 

Have a wonderful weekend everyone. Miss you xxxx

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 4th June

 

Good morning you gorgeous people. How are you today? What a shame the weather is a bit miserable. Let’s hope it brightens up again soon.

 

Here are yesterday’s Early Morning Maths answers, and today’s questions:

 

 

 

 

Well done if you’ve had a go at the FDP on PM. Some of them were a bit tricky.

 

Maths today on https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/  and at  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1 is on finding percentages of amounts.

 

If you would like some extra maths revision, go to go to https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule for a lesson on multiplying and dividing with improper fractions. Remember to click on Year6 and Thursday.

 

For English today, go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1 for a lesson on using parenthesis (brackets) – dashes -  and, let’s not forget them, commas.

 

For a French lesson today, go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons for a lesson on school and hobbies.

 

I think I missed a great Science lesson yesterday at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons on life cycles in humans and animals. You can find it dated 3rd June, if you scroll down a little.

 

Given that the weather is a bit grotty, I thought we could do with some uplifting music!

You're welcome!

Celebration | Playing For Change | Song Around The World

 

I thought you might like some craft-y ideas! I love some of these, and am definitely going to try one or two. Please make sure you ask your grown ups before you try any of these....

16 DIY ROOM DECOR IDEAS THAT LOOK TRULY MAGICAL

 

 

Today's Countdown challenge:

 

 

 

Did you find yesterday's trickshot?

 

75 x 8 = 600

600 ÷ 50 = 12

12 - 1 = 11

25 - 7 = 18

18 x 11 = 198

 

Very hard! Well done if you did!

 

How are you getting on finding all the words in

 

 

Have you beaten me yet?

 

Have a lovely day xxx

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 3rd June

 

 

Hello lovelies! It’s the middle of the week already!

Early Morning Maths for today, plus yesterday’s answers:

 

 

 

 

 

Today’s maths is Ordering Fractions, Decimals and Percentages (FDP) at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/  and at  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1

 

 

I’ve also set you a couple of 2Dos linked to this that should pop up today.

 

If you would like an extra revision lesson on dividing fractions by integers (you are brilliant at this, so it should be straightforward!) go to https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule. Remember to click on Year6 and Wednesday.

 

 

For English today, go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1 for a lesson on story settings and fronted adverbials (DON’T FORGET YOUR COMMAS!)

 

 

If you would like another Geography lesson, https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule has an interesting question for you: ‘What impact are humans likely to have on life in the future?’ Remember to click on Year6 and Wednesday.

 

 

I’m hoping Steve Backshall will be doing his live Q&A again today at 9.30. Here is the link to his YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm-URP49TgSgyIU1rgh2m7A

 

I came across this nice idea for a not-very-sunny-day, like today. There are so many things I’m looking forward to doing when life becomes normal again. What about you?

 

 

 

 

Today’s Countdown Challenge:

 

 

Did you solve yesterday’s Trickshot? Here is one solution:

9 – 7 = 2

4 x 2 = 8

8 + 1 + 9

9 x 100 = 900

900 + 50 = 950

 

Can you find today’s Trickshot?

 

Have a Wonderful Wednesday

xxx

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 2nd June

 

Good morning poppets! Well done for yesterday’s work.

 

Early Morning Maths today: yesterday’s answers and today’s questions…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remember, you can find this week's Maths  videos at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/  and at  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1

 

If you would like an extra Maths revision lesson on multiplying fractions, go to https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule. Remember to click on Year6 and Tuesday.

 

For English today please go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1 for a lesson on character creation and complex sentences

 

If you would like a Geography lesson today, https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1 has a great lesson on fossil fuels and renewable energy – so important if we are going to preserve our planet.

 

How are your lunches looking? Do you want to be different with your dinner? Tremendous with your tea?  I have a food challenge for you! Pictures please!

 

 

 

 

 

Countdown challenge today:

 

 

 

Looks very straightforward doesn't it! there are at least 3 ways of solving this, and one of them uses every number! (The Trickshot!) Can you find them all?

 

 

Have a very lovely Tuesday everyone xxx

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 1st June

 

 

Good morning cherubs, and welcome to June!

 

I hope you all had a wonderful, relaxing and fun half term. Wasn’t the weather amazing? We’ve been treated to some glorious sunshine, haven’t we?!

 

Please, please, please, if you have any photos of the things you got up to last week, email them to me. I miss you so much, and am desperate to see what you’ve been doing…

 

Home learning for this week starts here!

 

Early morning maths for today (answers tomorrow!):

 

 

Maths this week is carrying on with Fractions, Decimals and Percentages (FDP). I’ve parentmailed the worksheets and answer sheets to your grown-ups, and you can find the videos at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/  and at  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1

 

It’s the same lesson, and the BBC site has some extra resources I think.

 

If you would like some Fractions revision, there is a lesson on multiplying fractions at https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule. Remember to click on Year6 and Monday

 

 

Spellings are on PM as usual

 

English today, please go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1 for a great lesson on synonyms (words that have the same meaning) and antonyms (words that have the opposite meaning).

 

If you fancy a History lesson today, you have a couple of choices: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1 has a lesson ‘Who were the Anglo Saxons?’ and https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule has a great lesson on ‘How did the Second World War end?’ Remember to click on Year6 and Monday

 

Would you like some practical Science? Have a go at this one, and send me some photos!

 

 

A Countdown challenge for today:

 

 

A word challenge for you : how many smaller words can you make using the letters of the word below (from the y5&6 spelling list). I have 67!

 

 

 

Have a lovely Monday! Missing you. Lots of love xxx

 

Half Term Week!

 

Hello cherubs, and a very happy Half-Term to you and your families.

I'm not setting any formal learning this week, as you have all worked so hard, and really deserve a break. But I've found some fun ideas to keep you busy if you would like them.

 

First things first: Friday's Early Morning Maths answers!

 

 

How did you get on with these? 

 

If you would like some practical Science activities, here is a booklet of ideas:

 

Do you fancy an art challenge with a difference? No artistic skills required!, just creativity and a camera!

 

Click on the pdf below for more ideas!

If you have been enjoying the Space to Learn broadcasts, there is another one, live, on Tuesday afternoon at 2pm. You can always catch up with it later!

Space to Learn: 'Making a Home in Space' - Astronaut Bill McArthur

 

 

Have you been tuning in to Steve Backshall? He has another live Q&A on Wednesday morning at 9.30am on YouTube (I'm having trouble posting the link!)

 

 

 

Perhaps you could cook a lovely meal for your family, or bake something delicious?

 

Or you could design, make and play your own board game - you are so creative and have such fantastic ideas, I'm sure these would be wonderful.

 

Maybe you have 'green fingers' and would like to help in the garden - there's lots to do at this time of year, and I'm sure your parents would welcome some help. If you are interested in growing things, and observing them, there's a lovely activity at https://authorfy.com/10minutechallenges/

Scroll down to Nicola Davies who has a lovely 10-day challenge for you 

 

 

Don't forget to keep reading and enjoying wonderful books!

 

Please, please, please send me lots of lovely photos of all the things you've been doing - I miss you so much, and look forward to hearing from you

 

Enjoy the sunshine! Lots of love and air hugs from us all xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 22nd May

 

Woo hoo it’s Friday! And it’s half-term next week!

 

I won’t be setting any lessons next week, but I’ll put some fun activities on here on Monday for you to have a go at if you would like to!

 

Yesterday’s Early Morning Maths answers, and today’s questions (answers on Monday…don’t lose your work!)

 

 

 

 

 

For Maths today, the same challenge is on the White Rose and Bitesize websites. Some of the later questions last week were REALLY tricky!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1

 

If you would like and extra lesson, go to https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule for a lesson on problems with circles. Remember to click on Year6 and Friday

 

For English today I’d like you to go to https://authorfy.com/10minutechallenges/ and scroll down to A.F. Harrold.

He has a really funny challenge for you, and he’s hilarious to listen to! Today's challenge comes from this great book:

 

 

Here is the fab poem he has chosen for you! I love it! And I laughed so much watching this! Have fun with this one!!!

Today's Lego challenge

 

Today's Countdown challenge

 

Have a wonderful half term everyone, enjoy the sunshine, and look out for some fun activities on Monday 

 

Missing you all

Lots and lots of love from us all

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 21st May

 

 

Good morning, gorgeous people! How’s Thursday so far for you all? It looks like another scorching one today!

 

Early Morning Maths! How are you all getting on with these? Here are yesterday’s answers, and today’s questions.

 

 

 

 

And what about Farmer Brown and Farmer Green? Did you solve the puzzle?

 

 

If you would like an extra maths lesson today, you can find one at https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule. It is lustrating and naming parts of a circle. Remember to click on Year6 and Thursday

 

For English today, go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1 for the final part of ‘writing a thank you letter’.

 

If you are into all things computer gaming, there’s a great lesson at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1

The WW2 code-cracking activity looks fantastic! Have fun with that!

One of your lovely classmates has set up her own YouTube baking channel. Those muffins look absolutely delicious! Enjoy! You could even try following her recipe! I’m going to try over half term when I have a little more time! I’ll post some pictures! I don't imagine they'll be as good as hers!

How to make raspberry muffins-Carys

Hope you enjoy my first video! Please like and subscribe:)) comment below what video you want me to do next💗

It’s been a strange couple of months, hasn’t it? I’m sure you’ve all had times when you’ve felt great and very positive? But also, if you’re like me, times when you’ve found it really hard, missing your friends, family, and normal life. Here is a little something to cheer you up! Turn up the volume and sing along!

Don't Worry Be Happy | Playing For Change | Song Around The World

Today’s Lego challenge

 

Today’s Countdown challenge

 

Have a lovely day. Missing you all xxx

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 20th May

 

 

Good morning darlings!

 

Thank you so much for the fantastic pictures you’ve been sending me of all the things you’ve been doing. It’s so lovely to see how you have been spending your time! Keep them coming – they brighten my day!

 

I think something might have gone a bit wrong with yesterday’s space show… I couldn’t watch at 2pm, and tried again later, and didn’t get very far. The link to that particular video seems to have disappeared.  

Sorry lovelies

 

Early Morning Maths: yesterday’s answers and todays problems!

 

 

 

 

 

Here is another Maths problem for you (answer tomorrow!)

 

 

 

Today’s White Rose Maths lesson is dividing decimals by integers (remember the same Maths is at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1 every day)

If you would like extra maths today, https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule has a lesson on solving problems with 3D shapes. Remember to click on Year6 and Wednesday.

 

 

For English today I’d like you to go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1 and complete the lesson on letter-writing, putting into practice all those wonderful writing techniques.

 

If you would like a Science lesson (or two!) you have a lovely choice today:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1 has a lesson on magnets for you

alternatively,  https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule has a lesson on the impact of humans on plants and animals. Remember to click on Year6 and Wednesday.

 

The wonderful Steve Backshall returns for a live Q&A at 9.30 this morning all about change: how baby animals change into adults; metamorphosis; changes in seasons; how our world has changed so much in the last few months. He also has live cameras on swallows nesting, foxes, badgers and the swans. Can’t wait!

Live Q&A, Weds 20th May, 0930 UK time here on YouTube!

I'll be live every Wednesday, 0930 UK time! #SteveBackshallWildlifeChat Post your questions here and on: Facebook: @SteveBackshallOfficial Instagram: @backsh...

 

Today’s Lego challenge

 

Today’s Countdown challenge

 

 

It’s going to be another scorching day, I think!

Enjoy the sunshine xxx

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 19th May

 

Hey poppets! It’s Tremendous Tuesday!

 

Well done for yesterday’s hard work. I think some of you found the ‘multiplying decimals’ activity quite tricky on PM. As I said yesterday, and I think it said on the instructions, wait until you’ve done Wednesday’s lesson to try this one. It might help!

 

Here are yesterday’s Early Morning Maths answers, and today’s questions:

 

 

 

 

The optional extra Maths lesson at https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule is on nets of 3D shapes – I always really enjoy that! It’s like a puzzle! Click on Year6 and Tuesday

 

For English today I’d like you to go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1 for a lesson on semi-colons. This is the second in a sequence of 4 lessons.

 

If you would like a Geography lesson today, there is a really interesting lesson on the world’s resources on https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6p8jhv

 

If you have been enjoying the Space adventures so far, there is another live session at 2pm called ‘Searching for the secrets of Space’.  If you miss it live, you can always catch up another time.

Space to Learn: 'Searching for the Secrets of Space - Astronaut Greg Johnson

Today’s Lego challenge

 

Today’s Countdown challenge

 

 

Fascinating fact:

 

Have a lovely day and enjoy the sunshine

xxx

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 18th May

 

 

 

Good morning lovelies, and welcome to another week! The last one before half term! Wow! I can’t believe that.

 

Did you manage to see any of the Live from Chester Zoo? I loved the pigs, especially the one with the mad hair! A real ‘punk rocker pig!’

I saw the cheetahs too, and found it really interesting , especially when the keeper was telling us about how hard it is for them to hunt because their speed means they overheat so easily – I hadn’t ever really considered that. I just assumed that their speed must make them really effective.

And the Mountain Chicken Frog? Oh my word! HUGE!!!!!

 

 

So are you ready for another wonderful week of lovely learning?

Here are Friday’s Early Morning Maths answers, and today’s questions: how close can you get to that magic 10 minutes? Today’s answers will be here tomorrow

 

 

 

You all did so well on the maths you submitted on PM last week – well done!

I’ve set you all an ongoing Timestables challenge on PM to last as long as you want – hope it works ok. If there’s a problem with it, email me and let me know. 

 

Your Maths this week is on https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/, and the same lessons appear on https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1 every day. I’ve emailed the worksheets and answers to your parents.

there is also a 2Do on PM but you might want to wait until after Wednesday's lesson to do that one.

 

If you would like some extra maths any day this week, there are some great lessons on shape on https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule. Remember to click on Year6 and then the correct day of the week.

 

Spellings are on PM as usual – well done for all your fantastic work on those again.

 

For English today, please go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1 for the first of a sequence of 4 lessons on letter writing: today’s focus is hyperbole ( which is pronounced hi- per-bow-lee, and means using exaggerated statements for effect eg: I'm so hungry I could eat a horse)  metaphor ( eg: the moon was a ghostly galleon) and simile (eg: as playful as a kitten). You will be brilliant at this because you have such amazing imaginations.

 

 

 

If you would like a History lesson ( or two), there is a really interesting lesson on the rise of Anti-Semitism in Germany in the 1930s, in the run-up to WW2. You can find it here: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule. Remember to click on Year6 and Monday. We did talk about this in our topic lessons, and especially when we were learning about Anne Frank, all those months ago.

If you’d like to go back even further in time, to the 1500s, there’s a great lesson on Henry VIII which is on https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1.

 

I love both these eras of History, especially as our lovely town is so linked to, and bears the evidence of, both the Tudors and WW2.

 

Calling all Scientists! Here’s a challenge for you!

 

 

Today’s Lego Challenge:

 

 

Today’s Countdown challenge:

 

 

Have a wonderful week, everyone, and enjoy the sunshine!

 

Love from us all xxx

 

 

 

Friday 15th May

 

 

Good morning you wonderful people!  Another Friday! How did that come round so quickly?

So…. drumroll…. your SATs results! (How nice is that? Not having to wait until July!) I really hope you enjoyed it, and you’ll have lots of questions to ask the teachers about their ‘fascinating facts’!

Early Morning Maths – yesterday’s answers, and today’s questions (answers on Monday – don’t lose your work!)

 

 

 

 

Today’s Maths is a set of challenge questions that can be found at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1 and at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/  (don’t scroll down too far on the Bitesize page, or you’ll see the answers, which would be daft!)

 

How have you found the Maths on Fractions this week? Hopefully all that amazing work you did at school all those weeks ago has given you the confidence to tackle it again successfully.  Well done for the work you’ve been doing on the PM fractions activities. Some of these are tricky!

Next week we will be revisiting decimals.

 

If you would like some extra Maths today, you can go to https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule for a another lesson on co-ordinate problems. Click on Year6 and Friday

 

Did you enjoy ‘bookwandering’ yesterday? I hope you found the activity with Anna James fun.  

For English today, I would like you to go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1 for a really great lesson on ‘Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief’, a little reminder of our Ancient Greeks topic in year 5.

 

 

If you are feeling creative today, you could visit https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule for a Music lesson on pulse and rhythm in music. Click on Year6 and Friday

Or, there is a great Art lesson on painting, collage and printmaking at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1

There is another Virtual Zoo Live day at Chester Zoo today, starting at 10 am. I’m definitely going to tune in for the Mountain Chicken Frogs (I can’t begin to imagine what they look like!) at 10.00am, and the Visayan Warty Pigs at 3pm! I can think of at least one member of our class who would love those! You know who you are!

If you click on the link below the picture, it will take you to the website... scroll down for the YouTube link (for some reason I can't make it link on herefrown)

Today’s Lego challenge

 

 

Today’s Countdown Challenge

 

 

Have a Fabulous Friday and a Wonderful Weekend!

Lots of love xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 14th May

 

 

Good morning poppets! Welcome to the last day of SATs! See, it really wasn't that bad was it?!

So, did you tune into Steve Backshall? And did you guess correctly which creature it was? I was miles off! (No spoilers……you’ll have to watch it to find out!) Lots of really fascinating questions and answers. Did you hear what he said about animals adapting more rapidly than might be expected because of changes and problems on the planet? So interesting.

If you missed it, or would like to see some of Steve’s other fantastic films, click here

Steve answers your questions on Endangered animals, and also shows some super special footage by talented young film maker Toby Nowlan (tobynowlan.com) of th...

It’s Throwback Thursday! Early Morning Maths, September-style! I’ll post the answers tomorrow!

 

 

If you would like some extra Maths today, there is a lesson on solving problems with co-ordinates on  https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule  - go to Year6 and Thursday.

 

 

For English today, I’d like you to go to https://authorfy.com/10minutechallenges/ and scroll down to Anna James.

 

 

 

Her books ‘Pages and Co’ look absolutely fantastic. Have you come across these before? I might have to invest in these for our classroom!

 

 

The review of the first one, Tilly and the Bookwanderers says:

 

A magical adventure to delight the imagination. A curl-up-on-the-sofa snuggle of a debut from a uniquely talented author.

Eleven year-old Tilly has lived above her grandparents’ bookshop ever since her mother disappeared shortly after she was born. Like the rest of her family, Tilly loves nothing more than to escape into the pages of her favourite stories.

One day Tilly realises that classic children’s characters are appearing in the shop through the magic of ‘book wandering’ – crossing over from the page into real life.

With the help of Anne of Green Gables and Alice in Wonderland. Tilly is determined to solve the mystery of what happened to her mother all those years ago, so she bravely steps into the unknown, unsure of what adventure lies ahead and what dangers she may face….

 

The second one, ‘Tilly and the Lost Fairytales’ sounds equally good:

 

Tilly Pages is a bookwanderer; she can travel inside books, and even talk to the characters she meets there. But Tilly’s powers are put to the test when fairytales start leaking book magic and causing havoc . . . On a wintery visit to Paris, Tilly and her best friend Oskar bravely bookwander into the land of fairytales to find that characters are getting lost, stories are all mixed-up, and mysterious plot holes are opening without warning. Can Tilly work out who, or what, is behind the chaos so everyone gets their happily-ever-after?

 

I love how the first ends with an ellipsis, and the second with a rhetorical question! Clever techniques to make the reader want to know more!

 

This is an extract from the second book. I think the way the words are laid out on the page is brilliant. It really helps to emphasise the atmosphere and the setting.

 

Have fun with this!

 

 

 

If you would like another history lesson, there is a follow-up here to Monday’s lesson on WW1 and WW2. Go to https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule. Click on Year6 and Thursday.

 

If you would like a fantastic lesson on Extreme Designs, go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1

This looks incredible - a supersonic car that will travel at 1000 miles per hour? Impossible, surely?

 

 

Are you feeling creative? If you have some spare cardboard, some masking tape (will work better than sellotape I think, as you can paint over it) and some paint, you could have a go at this!

 

 

Today’s Lego challenge

 

Today’s Countdown challenge (these can always be solved, by the way!)

 

 

It's a beautiful day, so far! Enjoy the lovely weather, and get ready for the answers to the Lockdown Sats Test tomorrrow!

xxx

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 13th May

On my goodness, did you watch the space link yesterday? Fascinating. If you missed it, go to yesterday’s learning, click on it, and it will play for you. The way they did ‘water art’ by adding food colouring to a droplet of water…

And I had no idea that food could taste so differently in space because of where the water in your body travels to. So much amazing information – almost too much to take in.

If I meet you in space, please don’t burp! I don’t need to know what you had for dinner last night!

I must, however, strongly disagree with one thing he said…..the best job EVER is being a teacher at St. Mary’s. He has clearly never met you lovelies!

 

If you would like some extra maths today, there is a lesson on reflecting  shapes on https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule go to Year 6 and Wednesday.

 

For English today I’d like you to go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1 and do the lesson on writing a debate.

 

If you would like a science lesson today, you have two choices:  go to https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule go to Year 6 and Wednesday for a really fascinating lesson on which organisms lived during each era of time

0r ……. there is a great lesson about adaptation on  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1

Live Q&A, Weds 13th May, 0930 UK time here on YouTube!

If you’re a fan of Deadly 60, Steve Backshall is live at 9.30am today with a piece of footage of one of the rarest creatures on the planet…… intriguingly, he doesn’t say what it is!! I’m trying to guess!

Today’s Lego challenge

 

Today’s Countdown challenge

 

Have a very lovely day, everyone xxx

Tuesday 12th March

Good morning cherubs! Well, today would be the Reading Test, which none of us like! How are you getting on with the book emojis and covers? Much nicer, hopefully!

 

For Early Morning Maths I have put some 2dos on PM – a couple of activities for today and tomorrow

 

If you would like some extra maths today, there is a lesson on translating shapes on https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule go to Year 6 and Tuesday.

 

For English today I’d like you to go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1 and do the lesson on powerful speech writing. Do you remember way back in Yr 5 when you and our last Year 6 looked at the Invictus Games, and Prince Harry’s speeches?

Prince Harry's speech at the opening ceremony of The Invictus Games Toronto 2017

If you would like a reminder, watch this, and see how many of the speech-writing techniques you can spot (look out especially for repetition and the Power of 3!)

Space to Learn: 'To Burp or Not to Burp in Space' - Astronaut Dave Williams

This looks great fun! I'm definitely going to watch this! Just in case I'm ever in space! Live at 2pm, but you can catch up any time!

If you are interested in all things Eco, there is a great lesson about sustainability and plastics on https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1

 

Today’s Lego challenge

 

Today’s Countdown challenge

 

Finally, here are some photos of some lovely creations by one of your fabulous classmates, GC!

 

 

APOLOGY: in the SPaG paper, it should be ‘An _________ of tigers’ and ‘A _________ of foxes’ and not the other way around. I’m so sorry.

 

 

Have a great day xxx

Monday 11th March

Welcome to SATs Week 2020! How very odd, not to be serving you all breakfast, calming your nerves, and then looking forward to fun-filled afternoons.

 

I have put together an ‘alternative’ SATs paper, with some fun and silly activities, which I would love you to have a go at. All of the teachers had really fun evening on Whatsapp sharing stories and photos for Papers 4 and 5 – see if you can work out who is who! You have all week to complete the paper, and I’ll send you the answers on Friday.

 

For quick maths today, please play the Yes/No Maths game You could be very inventive/sneaky and use some tricky numbers/shapes: decimals, fractions, 2D and 3D shapes. Be inventive, and challenge your family members.

 

 

For maths this week, please go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/  where you will find this week’s learning.

  • Monday: multiplying fractions by integers
  • Tuesday: multiplying fractions by fractions
  • Wednesday: dividing fractions by integers
  • Thursday: fractions of an amount
  • Friday: maths challenge

The activity sheets and answers no longer appear on the website, but I’ve attached today’s here.

Spellings are on PM as usual

 

For English today I would like you to go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1 for a lesson on Writing a Report

 

If you would like a history lesson today, you have two choices: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1 has a lesson on Tutankhamun

Or https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule has a lesson on WW1 and 2.

 

Today’s Lego challenge

 

Today’s Countdown  challenge

 

Would you like a practical Science activity? Have a go at this one… (outside or over the sink.....NOT in the living room!!!)

 

 

 

Fun fact for Monday

 

Have a lovely week

xxx

 

 

Thursday 7th May

 

Good morning and welcome to another gloriously sunny day!

 

Well done for all your learning so far this week. Hopefully you are now on the last of your 10 Minute Maths tests – the puzzle from Set C

 

How is the Maths going? Hopefully all the fantastic hard work you did when we covered fractions earlier in the year has really paid off, and you are feeling confident with this week’s work.

If you’d like some more revision of last week’s work, go to https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule and click on Year 6 Thursday for a lesson on finding unknown angles in triangles.

 

Tomorrow is a Bank Holiday, but if you’d like some Maths, on White Rose Home Learning https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ there is a maths and cooking combo! If you would like to do that, and want to see the ingredient list and cooking instructions in advance (remember it may be tricky for your grown-ups to go shopping, so don’t worry if you’re not able to join in) I’ve attached it here!

Also for tomorrow, if you would like a revision lesson on last week’s work on angles in quadrilaterals, go to https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule and click on Year 6 Friday

For English today I’d like you to go to https://authorfy.com/10minutechallenges/ and scroll down to Guy Bass. He has a 10 minute writing challenge for you based on his book series ‘Skeleton Keys’. Have fun with this one!

 

 

 

For you History lovers, there’s a great lesson on https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule discussing whether World War II was inevitable or not. Click on Year 6 Thursday.

 

There is a great French lesson at https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule on having a conversation in a café. Click on Year 7, scroll down to Week 2 and click on Thursday.

 

There is an AMAZING Art lesson on https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule Year 6 Friday all about optical illusions and shading. It looks great… and very relaxing!

 

 

Today’s Lego challenge

 

Today’s Countdown challenge

 

 

Have a very happy Thursday everyone, and enjoy a lovely long weekend…… we hope you all enjoy celebrating VE Day with your lovely families. Don’t forget to look out for the Spitfire!

 

Lots of love xxx

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 6th May

 

 

Good morning lovelies. Happy Wednesday!

Well done for all the great learning you did yesterday – some of those fractions activities on PM are really quite tricky! Remember, you may need to convert them so that they have the same denominator so that you can compare and order them. You are really good at fractions, so if it doesn’t quite go right the first time, and you want another go, let me know when you hand it in, and I’ll reset it.

And I’m sorry if PM has the occasional ‘glitch’ – it does that sometimes, and I have no way of knowing when I set an activity. I hope it’s not too frustrating for you.

 

Learning today:

Carry on with the 10 minute test Maths book – almost finished! And the maths I parentmailed on Monday. This is at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/As I said to your parents, don’t worry if you can’t print out the sheets, just do the activities on paper. Every day, the same Maths is on https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1 and there are some extra activities there.

 

If you would like some revision of comparing and classifying quadrilaterals (which was our learning last week), then go to https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule, go to Year 6, and Wednesday.

 

For English, there is a lesson on Relative Clauses on https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1

 

If you would like some Science today, there are two great lessons for you to choose from:

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule has a lesson on classification and the animal kingdom. Go to Year 6 and Wednesday

or…. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1 has a lesson on plant reproduction.

 

Today’s Lego challenge

 

 

Today's Countdown challenge

 

Here is a maze for you! Can you get safely from the entrance in the bottom left corner to the castle?

 

 

And finally…… look how one teacher in The Netherlands spent lockdown! Knitting her class! (They obviously have much smaller classes than us!) I love how they are all joining hands! I wish I were able to knit each of you!

 

 

Lots of love, and have a fabulous day xxx

 

Tuesday 5th May

 

Good morning cherubs. How are you today? It looks as if we are in for a lovely, sunny week. Thank you for the great work you’ve handed in already this week. I’ve read the first few chapters of ‘The Vanishing Trick’ and it’s great!  Very cleverly written! I can’t wait to read the rest!

 

For today’s English, I’d like you to go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1 and have a go at the lesson on using personification in setting descriptions. There are a couple of videos, (the first one revises noun phrases – I certainly wasn’t expecting a dancing unicorn!) and the second gives examples of personification. You are really good at this writing technique – lots of you wrote some amazing examples in the poems and description you did for the online books on Purplemash, in your short burst writes and your Portal Stories. A couple of examples from my new book: ‘Cool night air washed over his flushed cheeks’ ; ‘His mind raced with the events of the evening’

 

 

If you would like some extra Maths revision of the last couple of weeks’ work, there is a lesson on comparing and classifying triangles on https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule Go to Year 6, and then make sure you’re on Week 3 Tuesday.

 

 

If you would like some French, go to https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule and go to Year 7 and then Week 2 Tuesday. (Yes Week 2… we are a week behind!) and there is a lesson on ordering food in a café

 

If you enjoyed the journey into Space last week, there is another interview with a different astronaut, Mike Foal, at 2pm today, but you can watch on catch up afterwards if you want to. I will definitely be tuning in

 

 

 

 

 

Space to Learn: 'The Thrill of Doing Things for the First Time' - Astronaut Mike Foale

Are you feeling artistic? Have a go at drawing a Celtic Knot with this tutorial!

How to Draw a Celtic Knot: Step by Step

It's not as easy as it looks..... I've had several attempts, but it's quite satisfying when you finally master it! Perseverance!

 

Today's Lego challenge

 

Today's Countdown challenge

 

Have a lovely day everyone, stay safe and enjoy the sunshine xxxx

 

Monday May 4th

 

 

Good morning lovelies

Welcome to another week! How are you all? I’m sure you all know that Friday is a Bank Holiday this week, and a very special one. Normally it would be today, as it is the first Monday in May. But this Friday marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day, in 1945, so we will have a special day to commemorate that.

Do you remember our VE day celebration in December, with our Tea Dance and your wonderful waltzing with each other and your parents? And how proudly you shared all your beautiful work, your Flossie diaries and your Anderson Shelters? That seems a long time ago, I think. Do you remember too, reading about how Her Majesty the Queen and her younger sister, Princess Margaret, who were 19 and 14 at the time, left Buckingham Palace to go and celebrate on the streets of London?

Have you heard that our very special hospital, the Queen Victoria, which was so important during World War II, has been chosen to receive a flypast of a Spitfire on Friday afternoon? This will be in recognition of Sir Archibald McIndoe and his team of surgeons and of their pioneering work to rebuild the faces and lives of so many terribly injured airmen. Hopefully we will all be able to see this historic moment from our gardens.

 

Our learning for this week:

I have parentmailed Early Morning Maths and Maths for this week

If you would like some revision of the last couple of weeks’ work, there is a lesson on finding the values of missing angles on https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule Go to Year 6, and then make sure you’re on Week 3 Monday

 

Spellings are on Purplemash – well done again with this last week. There were some tricky words.

 

Reading this week is something a little different, which I hope will be fun: Disney reading comprehension. I have parentmailed a pdf with a link to a Youtube clip, some questions, and the answers. I’ve also sent a copy of the lyrics, as the link on the pdf isn’t great! They are here for you too! Enjoy singing along!

 

 

 

 

Bare Necessities

Bare Necessities from the Jungle Book.

Writing, I will update this every day here. Today, I would like you to go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1 and have a go at the lesson on analysing setting descriptions. Think carefully about all the fantastic short burst writes you did while we were preparing for the portal story, and remember all the amazing techniques you used in that.

 

If you would like a History lesson on what life was like in Nazi Germany, go to https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule Go to Year 6, and then make sure you’re on Week 3 Monday

 

If you are like me, and looking for new books to read, here are some ideas for you…

 

 

Look what arrived at my house! This should keep me busy for a while! Can't wait to read it.... the blurb is intriguing I think, and it's got one of those lovely, textured covers with gold bits. It looks like one of those old fashioned, lockable diaries! I'll let you know how I get on with it!

 

 

Today’s Lego challenge

 

Today’s Countdown challenge

 

 

If you would like a practical science activity, here’s a fun one for you, and perfect for thinking about our wonderful NHS workers:

 

And finally, in honour of today’s date…

 

 

2 Minute Man: How to Talk like Yoda

You may never THINK like Yoda but in just 2 Minutes you can TALK like him!

Have fun with this!

 

 

Take care everyone…..just think, this would have been our last week before SATs!!!

With our love to you all, missing you very much xxx

 

 

News just in......

 

 

I can't believe I chose her for our lesson today! Am DEFINITELY going to order this!

Friday 1st May

 

Good morning poppets!

Another special day today! Mrs. A’s birthday! If you want to send her a birthday message, you can email it to me on Purplemash and I’ll make sure she gets them all!

 

Did you see the footage of Captain Tom yesterday? What a very lovely gentleman! And now, of course, he’s Colonel Tom – an amazing promotion from the Queen to mark his special day and wonderful achievement.

 

Talking of achievement, here’s a little something to remind you of our very special Friday mornings! I miss singing this with you all:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5_rFACiyHE

 

 

So, for our last lessons of the week:

 

Maths today is the challenge on White Rose home Learning, which also appears at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1

If you would like extra maths, you can go to https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-6#schedule where you will find a fractions problem solving lesson. Click on the blue Year 6 tab, and the green Friday tab.

 

 

English: Quite different today! I’d like you to go to https://authorfy.com/10minutechallenges/ There are some amazing authors on there, some of whom we will be visiting over the next few weeks, but for today, I’d like you to scroll down to Jenni Spangler. She’s written a book that sounds absolutely awesome, ‘The Vanishing Trick’ (I think I might order it!)

 

 

Jenni has a short video, and a 10 minute writing challenge for you! She will introduce it, and then give you 10 minutes to write – don’t pause the video, as she’s counting down the 10 minutes! And then she will show you what she came up with. If you would like a copy of the photographs that she suggests, I’ve emailed them to you on Purplemash, and they are here too... can you guess which person she chose? And who her character turned out to be? Have lots of fun letting your imaginations do what they do best! Enjoy coming up with some amazing ideas…. Email me some if you can!

 

 

 

If you would like an Art lesson, then go to https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule Click on the blue Year 6 tab, and the green Friday tab, where you will find a really fantastic lesson on using visual texture to add interest to our artwork. The sound does go a bit funny in a few places, but bear with it. I absolutely love her tip on breathing in when you want to draw more faintly! It really works!!! Why have I never thought of that?! And using your baby finger or a cotton bud for smudging!

Miss Cara (the online teacher) mentioned an artist called Vince Low, who creates portraits entirely by scribbling……. here are some of his incredible pieces. Who can you recognise?

 

 

 

 

 

If you feel the Music calling you today, go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1 for a lesson on duration, tempo and Beethoven!

 

 

For those animal lovers amongst you, Chester Zoo, who are still caring for 35,000 animals behind closed doors, are hosting a virtual day today, where you can see all the animals up close. There is more information here https://www.chesterzoo.org/virtual-zoo-2/

And you can watch here

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

I think I’m going to tune in for the chimpanzee feeding time at 11am, and although I will probably be watching through my fingers, the Reticulated Python having its lunch at 2pm.

 

 

 

 

 

Today’s Lego Challenge

Today’s Countdown Challenge

 

Finally: Take a tip from our Lego friend here…. WASH YOUR HANDS!

 

 

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

Missing you. Lots of love from us all xxx

 

Thursday 30th April

Well.

What a day!

It’s only the 100th….. ONE HUNDREDTH……birthday of Captain Tom Moore! How many of us will live to be 100, I wonder? His achievements in the last few weeks are remarkable, given his age, and his efforts have raised an absolutely enormous amount of money… close to £30million. But, before today, he has lived a remarkable life. He endured difficult times during WW2 in India, Myanmar (it was known as Burma at the time) and Sumatra. He was born in Keighley, Yorkshire, the son of a family of builders, in 1920…… just two years after the end of WW1. And now, 100 years later, in the strangest of times, we all know his name, he has a train named after him, will have a birthday flypast of military planes, and has received 125,000 birthday cards.

Did you know … after the war, he used to race motorbikes in competitions?! He always wore the number 23! I wonder if there was a reason for that?

A message from Captain Tom that I found on Twitter yesterday: It is quite extraordinary that I am turning 100. It is even more extraordinary that I am doing so with this many well-wishers and I am in awe at the response my walking has had... To everyone who has donated, sent birthday cards and messages, sincerely thank you. Please stay home, stay safe. Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day”.

Therefore, lets be awesome today!

 

If you would like some extra maths today, you can go to https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-6#schedule where you will find a revision lesson on subtracting fractions. Click on the blue Year 6 tab, and the green Thursday tab. You are brilliant at this, so it should be very straightforward for you!

Alternatively, if you fancy some revision on BIDMAS, there’s a great lesson today at  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1

 

English: also at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1 there’s a lessson for you on hyphens and dashes…… how many times do those get called by the wrong name?!!!  Once a day at least, in our classroom!

 

History: For those of you who love WW2 history, there is a great lesson here on Hitler’s rise to power https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule Click on the blue Year 6 tab, and the green Thursday tab

 

French: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-6#schedule, but instead of the blue Year 6 tab, click on the pink Year 7 one (Yes, Year 7! Why? Because they don’t seem to be doing French on the Year 6 one at the moment, and I’m not sure if they will…) Scroll down a bit, to Week 1 (Yes, Week One! Why? Because I didn’t spot this last week!), go to the Wednesday lessons, and you’ll find a French lesson on Introducing Yourself

 

If you like maths puzzles, have you ever tried Sudoku? You can find them online such as here, https://sudoku.com/easy/ or there are lots of printable ones. You have to use the numbers 1-9 once only in each row, in each column, and in each of the squares

Her's a picture of a completed one: 

https://sudoku.com/how-to-play/sudoku-rules-for-complete-beginners/ explains in a bit more detail

 

Today’s Lego Challenge

Today’s Countdown Challenge

Missing you all xxx

Wednesday 29th April

 

Good morning lovelies!

Did you tune in to the space broadcast on Youtube yesterday? I thought it was fantastic, and so interesting. I learnt absolutely loads of things I didn’t know before. And the thing that stood out for me? Well I’ve always thought of astronauts as superhumans - I think the biggest message that came from Nicole Stott was that with hard work, a love of learning, real ambition, and perseverance, ANYONE can be ANYTHING! Reach for the stars! Quite literally in her case! I love her attitude that improving life for the human race is so important – “Remember we live on a planet. You are all the  crewmates here on Spaceship Earth. Don’t be passengers, be crew”

 And that video at the end? Incredible… and really moving.

Did you see the spacesuit made with art from children?! Amazing! Imagine if you were one of those children whose art had gone to space?!

If you missed it, you can go to https://www.youtube.com/user/IntSpaceSchool/videos where you can find lots of amazing videos, including yesterday’s.

 

If you would like some extra maths today, you can go to https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-6#schedule where you will find a revision lesson on adding fractions. Click on the blue Year 6 tab, and the green Wednesday tab. You are brilliant at this, so it should be very straightforward for you!

Alternatively, if you fancy some revision on identifying common factors, multiples and prime numbers, go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1

 

English: please go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1 for today’s lesson on bullet points

 

Science: there is a great lesson about fossils and evolution here, that will recap the work you did with Mrs Collier. https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-6#schedule Click on the blue Year 6 tab, and the green Wednesday tab

Alternatively, if you would like to learn some chemistry, there’s a lesson on mixing, dissolving and separation on https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1

 

Today’s Lego challenge

Today’s Countdown challenge

 

Fun fact

 

 

Have a lovely day xxx

 

Tuesday 28th April

 

Good morning cherubs! How are you all today? I hope you have seen the message to you all, on parentmail, from all the adults at school who miss you so very much. 

 

Well done for the learning you did yesterday. we are all so proud of you! smiley heart

 

How did you find the maths yesterday? Please carry on with the White Rose learning I parentmailed home. Today, it’s angles in regular polygons…. Do you remember how we split larger shapes (octagon…decagon… for example) into triangles, and then calculated the angles? On the Early Morning Maths Mats?

 

 

However, if you would like some extra, you can go to https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-6#schedule where you will find a revision lesson on decimal and fraction equivalence. Click on the blue Year 6 tab, and the green Tuesday tab. Alternatively, if you fancy some revision on short and long multiplication, go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1 for today’s maths.

 

For English today, please go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1 for the lesson on commas, brackets and dashes for parenthesis, and commas for clarity. You’ll see, if you read below the second video, one of our class members could come to rather an unfortunate end without proper use of commas!

 

And as a special treat, there’s a clip of the very wonderful Michael Rosen doing his ‘Chocolate Cake’ poem! Enjoy!

 

In the same place, https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons/1 you’ll find a nice Geography lesson on maps and atlases.

 

At https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-6#schedule you’ll find Joe’s PE lesson every day for the rest of the week.

 

Are you interested in space? This looks fascinating and is on youtube at 2pm

 

 

Do you feel creative? Here's a really fun Art activity! I love the faces with the scissors!

 

 

One of your lovely classmates has been doing some archaeology... in his back garden! He says I can share the photos he sent me! Check out how deep that hole is!!!

 

 

Today's Lego challenge

 

Today's Countdown challenge

 

Keep smiling. Miss you all xxx

 

Monday 27th April 

 

Good morning everyone, and welcome to another week! Well done for all your fantastic learning last week, and thank you for all the lovely emails - it’s so lovely to hear from you. I can hear all your voices when I read them!

 

Thank you so much for the wonderful portal stories I’ve received so far. Wow! You have such amazing imaginations! I’ll make sure I email every one of you to tell you how fab you are!

 

Learning for this week:

 

I’ve parentmailed information for Maths for this week. If you would like some extra, you can go to https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-6#schedule where you will find some revision lessons on decimals and fractions. Click on the blue Year 6 tab, and the green Monday tab

 

Spellings are on Purplemash – really, really well done with those so far! Your scores are super!

 

For Reading for this week, I’ve set you a couple of activities on PM. Firstly, an interview with a book character. Make it as informative as you can. You have read lots of books that I haven’t actually read, so I would really like to feel that I know as much about that character as possible from your interview. Secondly, a graphic novel-type representation of a book you love! Have lots of fun with that one! You can draw pictures, import pictures from the internet, or choose from the clipart. I can’t wait to see what you produce! Don’t rush either of these… they should take you all week, and I’m looking forward to some great quality work! And please, please remember punctuation and spelling!!!

 

For English this week, we are going to have a SPAG focus. Today is all about punctuation and paragraphs. Please go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-lessons/1 for today’s lesson. Check in here tomorrow for more….

 

If you are interested in the History of WW1 and 2, https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule has a great lesson on the Treaty of Versailles, that took place in December 1919, and heavily punished Germany for its role in WW1. We did talk about it when we were exploring how WW2 came about. Click on the blue Year 6 tab, and the green Monday tab.

 

For those of you who would like a practical science activity:

Today’s Lego challenge:

Today’s countdown challenge:

 

Missing you all so much xxx

Friday 24th April 

 

I’m going to be in school today, with Miss Newport (yay!!!). It’s always very strange being there without you all. And oddly quiet!!! On the plus side, it’s also very tidy!!! But it’s just not the same without you all…

 

It does mean tho, that I won’t be able to see any work that you hand in today until the weekend. But I promise I’ll look at it as soon as I possibly can. Keep going – you’re working so hard. We are all really proud of you.

 

Maths for today:

I spent all day yesterday checking the White Rose Home learning  for the challenge that is supposed to be there for today, but it hasn't appeared on there. However, if you go to 

bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-lessons/1

I think it is on there - apparently they have teamed up on this. Have a go and see what it's like. 

 

Extras for today, if you would like them…

Art: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom

Go to the green schedule tab, the blue Year 6 tab and find the lessons for Friday. The one you want is ‘Texture Treasure Hunt’

Here is my effort… I had lots of fun finding different textures around my house and garden! Some have worked better than others, and there are a couple of sections where I found it tricky to control my pencil properly (I should have listened better when she was explaining how to hold it. Also, I couldn't find my ruler -I'm clearly turning into you! - so my lines aren't very straight frown) It looks better 'in the flesh' rather than a photo - honest!

 

Today's Lego challenge

Today's Countdown challenge

 

 

For anyone who is thinking of having a go at the DIY lava lamp, here is one of your lovely classmates making hers (I do have permission from her Dad to post this!) Enjoy!!!

LM lava lamp.mp4

Still image for this video

Have a lovely Friday and fantastic weekend everyone

Missing you xxx

In honour of Shakespeare's birthday....

how many of these have you heard being said nowadays?

Thursday 23rd April

 

Good morning lovelies! A very special day today......St. George's Day (who can remember the reason why he became our Patron Saint? And who can remember the legend of St. George and the Dragon?) and Shakespeare's birthday (1564) and deathday (1616)! 

 

Some extras for you for today if you would like them:

 

English: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-lessons/1 ‘using adjectives for more descriptive writing’

 

Music: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-lessons/1 ‘singing with feeling’

There are some lovely opportunities to sing and join in with a children’s choir

 

History: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom

Go to the green schedule tab, the blue Year 6 tab and find the lessons for Thursday. The one you want is ‘Why were so many lives lost on the Western Front?’

This won’t appeal to all of you, but for those of you who are fascinated by WW1, interested in learning about weapons and trench warfare, this is really fascinating. It’s not particularly light viewing, but it does cover some of the things we would have learned on our trip to the museum in Albert in France. From about 24 minutes into the video, there is lots of footage from the places we would have visited during the afternoon on our trip out onto the battlefields. Our first stop after the museum would have been the huge mine crater – it’s very hard to really appreciate the scale of it unless you are there, but the film does give you some idea of its size. The huge Mémorial at Thiépval would have been our second stop, passing though the countryside, seeing many smaller cemeteries on our way, and where we would have said some prayers and laid a wreath on behalf of the school. There are some views of the trenches that are exactly where we would have been on our final stop – we would have been able to walk through them.

You don’t need to do the quiz at the beginning if you don’t want to (it’s based on the lesson that appeared on this site on Monday – you could watch that first if you wanted to – that explains how WW1 came about) and you don’t need to do the written exercises or the quiz at the end if you don’t want to – I’ll leave that up to you. I just thought some of you might find it interesting.

Here are some photos of the trenches that I took last year:

 

 

Today's Lego challenge:

 

Today's Countdown challenge:

 

Have a lovely day everyone

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 22nd April

Good morning cherubs! Thank you again for all the fantastic work yesterday. You're doing brilliantly. Make sure you say thank you to all your parents for their time and support.

 

Some extras for today if you would like to do them:

 

Maths: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom

Go to the green schedule tab, the blue Year 6 tab and find the lessons for Wednesday. The one you want is ‘Finding equivalent fractions’. This will be revision, if you decide to have a go at it – we’ve covered this already, so it will just be practice.

 

Science: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom

Go to the green schedule tab, the blue Year 6 tab and find the lessons for Wednesday. The one you want is ‘What is the theory of Evolution’. Again, this will be revision, if you decide to have a watch, but you might enjoy it!

Or…..

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-lessons/1

…..alternatively, you might be more interested in Space and the solar system, in which case there’s a lesson here for you if you would like to do this instead…..or even as well!

 

Today's Lego challenge.....

 

Today's Countdown challenge.....

 

Have a lovely day and enjoy the sunshine

Missing you xxx

Tuesday 21st April

Good morning everyone! Well done, everyone, for the fantastic work you all submitted yesterday, and it was so lovely to be in touch with some of you by email on Purplemash. I've absolutely loved reading the portal stories I've received so far, and can't wait to read the rest. Please could I have them by Friday, so that we can start something new next week.

 

Extra Learning for Today: please go to

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-lessons/1

 

English: 'To understand verbs and modal verbs'

Maths: 'Rounding decimals to the nearest whole number' (this will be revision for you)

Geography: 'Introduction to settlements'

 

Today's Countdown challenge....

 

 

Today's Lego challenge.......

 

 

And don't forget to read....read...read!

 

 

See you all tomorrow xxx

Summer Term 2020!

 

We hope you have really enjoyed the (mostly!) sunny Easter break. We are really looking forward to learning alongside you for the next few weeks - we are missing everyone so much, and can't wait to be all together again.

 

More detailed, lesson-by-lesson, instructions for this week have been parentmailed home:

  • Early morning maths from your 10 minute test books/on Purplemash
  • Maths on White Rose 
  • Reading on Purplemash
  • Spellings on Purplemash
  • Finishing your portal stories
  • New English topic, RE and Art to follow later in the week
  • Keep doing some sort of physical exercise every day - the lovely Joe Wicks is fun if you haven't already tried him, or maybe some challenges in your garden, or a nice walk or bike ride while the weather is nice. 

 

Look out for daily Lego challenges on here and on the class blog. Here is today's:

 

Look out too for a daily Countdown challenge: can you make the bigger number using the smaller numbers underneath? You can use each of the smaller numbers once, but you don't have to use them all. You can use all four operations, but you need to remember BIDMAS. No decimals or fractions! How many different ways can you make the number? Can you do it faster than your parents?!  Here is today's challenge (they will get harder!):

 

 

Do you fancy some practical Science? Here is an activity you might enjoy, but make sure you ask an adult first:

BBC Bitesize have today launched a series of daily lessons to cover the curriculum for the forseeable future. They can be found at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-lessons/1

Please do log on and have a look

Stay safe everyone, and look out for updates here and on parentmail.

Lots of love

The Year 6 team x

 

 

 

Lego Challenges so far

Easter Activities

Well done to all the children (and parents!) for the lovely work that has been submitted during the last couple of weeks. We are so impressed with how hard you are all working.

We hope you all have a lovely couple of weeks enjoying times as a family. Below are some activities to keep you busy if you would like them.

Take care and stay safe

The Year 6 Team x

w/b 30th March

 

Hello everyone!

 

It's your second week of home schooling - I hope you're all enjoying it and managing to spend some time doing fun activities with your families as well. Well done with all your hard work during the first week - Ms Mallaband and I have been very impressed with you all!

 

I have attached a science booklet for you that we were going to complete on a trip to finish off our 'All Living Things' science topic. Hopefully you can do some of these activities in your back garden or on a walk, if you are managing to get out with your family. It includes a little bit of artwork in the form of botanical drawings too.

 

Have a good week - keep smiling!

 

Mrs Collier

It has been wonderful to see so many children submitting their work, and to keep in touch with them through the class blog on Purple Mash. Please see parentmail for details on how to access this, and for this week's learning.

The ratio topic will continue next week, and Early morning maths will continue to be a 10 minute test each day, to be found in their books. English will be a continuation of their portal stories, and the reading activities set for them as 2dos on Purple Mash - a new book next week. New spellings on Monday too.

I have set up a Lego challenge on the class blog, just for fun, and we will continue to add more ideas as time progresses. Look out for some science experiments and an art challenge or two.

We hope everyone is keeping safe and well.

Missing you all very much

 

Staying active during isolation!

Dear parents

Home learning for the week beginning 23.3.20 has been sent home by parentmail this week.

Year 6 team

Keeping active

Please see link below with a "super movers" session to help keep your children active when they are at home. I will add more videos as they are released!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/super-movers-day/zbmnnrd 

World Book Day 

 

For World Book Day, classes 5 and 6 teamed up to explore alternative fairy tales. We began by learning about the history of fairy tales. Did you know that some of their origins can be traced back to over 2000 years ago?!

 

We explored well-known fairy tales and looked at how they had changed from the original tale. After that, we looked at the traditional tale, 'Cindarella' and its alternative version, 'Ninjarella'. We had so much fun learning how to alter traditional fairy tales to make them more modern, topical or exciting. We spent time creating our own versions and acting them out to each other. After lunch, we spent some time designing our own graphic novels. It was such a fun day and we learnt a lot about fairy tales. 

Science

We have enjoyed this half term's topic on Evolution and Inheritance!

 

Here are a few photos of the fossils we made using plasticine and plaster of paris.

Pause Day - Hope

 

We thoroughly enjoyed visiting the Career's Fair during this term's Pause Day! We asked lots of fantastic questions to find out about what the different jobs entailed and how people achieved their roles. In class. we had discussions about the stereotypes surrounding certain jobs and how it was ok to break the stereotypes!

 

Thank you so much to our volunteers who supported us with this.

STEM Day!

 

What a fabulous time we had programming Ozobots with our visitors from Thales! Using different colour pens, we were able to make our mini robots do a variety of different tricks. We also found out all about the different types of engineering and had some good questions to ask our visitors.

Rationing

We have been using our maths skills to measure out the weekly rations for an adult during WW2. We have recapped capacity, weighing and reading scales. We then compared the rations to our diets today.

Newhaven Fort

We had a wonderful time at Newhaven Fort! The children were very brave in the 'Blitz Experience' where they were able to experience how it might have felt to be in an underground shelter during The Blitz. We enjoyed handling real WW2 artefacts and solving clues to work out who they might have belonged to! It was beautiful weather so we were able to walk around the top of the fort and see the guns that could fire 7 miles away!

Meet the Teacher

Thank you to those of you who attended the 'Meet the Teacher' session this morning. Please find below the PowerPoint used in the meeting.

Welcome Back!

 

Year 6 have had a brilliant week in their new class starting their new topic - World War  II. Please find below an outline of the maths topics that we cover throughout the year.

 

We look forward to seeing some of you at the 'Meet the Teacher' session on Thursday 19th September at 9am.

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