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11/5/20 to 18/5/20 (not) SATs Week

Friday 15.05.20

Mrs T's comprehension tips

Here's your work! 

 

Cool Tip!

Now so many of us are videoconferencing, the BBC have released images of their sets for you to use as backgrounds. 

Click this link to see them. 

Empty sets

 

Lesson 1: English

Topic - Narrative hooks 

This morning, you are going to write very few words - but they need to be EXCELLENT words. 

One of the teachers I follow on twitter has asked the children she teaches (in Years 7, 8 & 9) to think of some great first lines for novels. 

See the attached slides to see what they came up with. 

Task:

I have shared 3 documents with you all.

If you go into your drive (the green, blue & yellow triangle) then you will see them under 'shared with me'.

You should also have an email link to them. 

You all have editing rights to these documents. 

All you need to do is go into one (or more) of them and add your own first line. 

Put your name underneath it (I have done an example). 

Do NOT interfere with anyone else’s work!

We should end up with a LOT of great first lines.

I am then going to pick my favourites and next week, we are going to use these as hooks for story-writing. 

PS. The documents might lag as so many of you will be in them at the same time. 

Don’t worry about this. Google will catch up with us eventually!!

If you cannot access google docs, then either email me a great first line, or write one down and send me a photo of it. Thank you! 

 

Lesson 2: Maths

Warm up:

You all have at least one task set on My Maths. Please do all tasks set. If you are stuck, move on. 

 

Main task:

As earlier in the week, we are working from White Rose. 

Follow this link, click on Summer Term Week 4 (11 May), watch the video for Lesson 4 (fractions of an amount) and then do the activity attached below (in your book or on paper).

The answers are on a separate document - please  mark yourself and check you understand any errors:

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

 

Afternoon:

Art & DT

Art:

We are going to do an online sketching lesson. 

We realise that you probably do not have proper sketching pencils at home. 

Just use what you have.

Click on the link below. A video will come up. 

The teacher is called Mrs Cara and she is REALLY good at Art! 

She starts off by showing examples of pieces of Art from the previous lesson (we didn’t do this one as you have done a similar task before).

She then goes on to talk about artistic techniques before showing you how to create your own piece. 

How can we use visual texture to add interest to our artwork? | Primary | Foundation

We would love to see your sketches! Please email us a picture. 

DT:

If you want to have a go at a DT challenge, have a look at the attached document to make a prosthetic (robotic) hand!

Let us know how you get on!!

It's Thursday 14th May! 

 

A Poem for our Wonderful Year 6 Children 

 

This was the week that SATs would have started,

The classrooms set up and the tables parted,

The rules on the board, the display walls all covered,

Your workbooks away, out of sight in the cupboard.

 

You all worked so hard, and made us so proud,

You’ve practised your SPaG and times tables out loud,

You’ve learnt algebra to the nth degree,

But now those long-awaited papers will no longer be.

 

Some may be sad that they can’t take the tests,

“Hip hip hooray!” we’ve no doubt said the rest,

Whilst the tests are on hold and you stay home this term,

Remember that tests can’t measure everything you learn.

 

Bowdon Year 6, let us shout it out loud,

You’ve made your teachers so very, VERY proud!

Continue to try hard in all that you do, 

And we can’t WAIT to see you again very soon.

 

Mrs T's Summarising Feedback

And now here's your work!!

 

Lesson 1: RE

Today we are going to learn about something dreadful which happened in a place very special to Sikhs. 

Please read through the slides (attached below) and click on the link for more information. There are notes underneath some of the slides. Read them too. 

Then do the quiz, attached below. 

This should take you about an hour. Please read all of the information carefully, as I will expect you to know it when we return to school. 

 

Lesson 2: Computing

This computing will take 2 lessons to do so this work is for this week and next week.

We are carrying on with creating quizzes this week, using Purple Mash.

The knowledge organiser is attached below, which shows you a summary of what you’re learning.

Quiz 2 - create a science (light topic) or Ancient Greek quiz. (Link it to your mini project).

Have a look at the science quiz from week 3 to refresh your memory, then go into 'home'  - 'computing' - '2Quiz'. Open a new file in 2Quiz and click on the ‘+’ button at the bottom left to add a question. 

The question type selector will open. 

Clicking on the pictures gives you a summary of what the question type is. Each question type has a corresponding help video. Work at your own pace exploring the help videos by clicking on the button in the top right (Looks like film with a green arrow in it) and selecting the question type. 

The question types used in the example science quiz are:

 • Question 1 (life stages) – Sequencing 

• Question 2 (herbivores and carnivores) – Grouping/Venn diagram layout 

• Question 3 – Text question 

• Question 4 (graph) – Multiple choice 

• Question 5 (flower parts) – Labelling 6.

Once you have done this, try to develop 10 questions of your own, either focussing on Ancient Greeks or on light in science.

Remember to save your work. 

Once you have done this, you should decide upon the Quiz mode. There are four modes, each with corresponding videos. (Use the Settings button - like a cog-wheel- to choose between them.)The chosen mode determines whether the quiz is presented like a conventional test, like a learning aid or even like a game show. You can try playing your own quiz in each of the modes to decide which one to use. 

Add a title screen with instructions.

Once you have completed your quiz please email Mrs Storey and she will upload them to the Y6 Quizzes display board found under the sharing button (a green globe). The quizzes from last time are here if you want to have a go at each other’s.

 

Afternoon:

Science

Mrs Moss’s lesson about eyes! (see below - use your eyes ๐Ÿ˜‚)

 

Wednesday 13.5.20

An Important Note! 

PLEASE ensure that you are checking your gmail account daily.

I send you a newsletter every morning which is full of really interesting information! 

Gmail is also an excellent way for you to communicate about your learning with Mrs Thompson & Mrs Storey. 

 

Lesson 1: Maths

Warm up:

Do the Wooden Horse Maths questions from the sheet below, on paper or in your book. 

The answers are at the end. Please self mark. 

 

Main task:

We are still on White Rose. Follow this link, click on Summer Term Week 4 (11 May), watch the video for Lesson 3 (divide fractions by integers) and then do the activity attached below (in your book or on paper).

The answers are on a separate document - please  mark yourself and check you understand any errors:

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

 

Lesson 2: Reading

This morning we are working on summarising. 

Over the past 3 weeks, you have completed reading comprehensions on 3 Greek myths - Pandora’s Box, The Trojan Horse and Daedalus & Icarus

Today you are going to summarise the story of just ONE of them. You might need to look at resources from the previous weeks to refresh your memory - it is all still on the website. 

Summarising involves picking out the key facts and including no extraneous details (look that word up if you don’t know what it means). You generally use nouns and verbs and cut down on the adjectives, determiners and prepositions (unless necessary to convey key information).

I also want you to state the MORAL of the story you chose. 

 

Here’s an example of summarising (you will hopefully be able to guess the story).

  • 3 pigs living in crowded house

  • Leave home

  • One builds house of straw, one of sticks, one of bricks

  • Wolf comes to first house

  • Blows it down

  • Pig sad

  • Wolf comes to second house

  • Blows it down

  • Pig sad

  • Wolf cannot blow brick house down

  • Wolf ends up falling down chimney into fire

Moral: hard work pays off - building the brick house took longer but was worth it 

You can type your work (share it with Mrs Thompson - Mrs Storey is in school this week), or hand write it. Thank you!


Afternoon:

History: Ancient Greece 

This week and next week you are going to do a mini-project. 

You need to focus on ONE aspect of Ancient Greece that interests you, and create a document, powerpoint, video, news report, stop motion - or whatever you like! - about it. 

Topics could include:

  • The Olympic Games

  • The theatre

  • Maths

  • Democracy

  • The Greek language

  • Greek philosophy

  • Arts, sculpture and crafts

  • Famous Greeks

  • Greek Gods

  • Greek mythology

Be as creative as you like and use your interests - if you are a keen artist, just look at Greek art.

If you love sport, just research the Olympics. 

We loved reading your WW2 projects so we know you will do well with this. 

You don't need to share anything with us today but next week it needs to be completed and BRILLIANT!  

Tuesday 12.5.20

 

Thought for the Day

Click on the link below and have a read - this is interesting and topical. 

Coronavirus mythbusters: Sorting the facts from the fakes


Lesson 1: Writing

Tuesday is my favourite day because this is when you do my favourite thing - WRITING! 

Today it’s a short written task and some vocab work (see attachment below). 

 

Task 1:

The writing task involves writing a report after you witnessed an accident involving a car and a fox. 

A template is included and you should use that to build your ideas. 

You should also include information such as how far you were from the incident, whether the driver was driving safely, and what happened immediately after the accident. 

You can either type or hand-write your report. 

If you are typing it, please share it with Mrs Thompson (Mrs Storey is in school this week). 

 

Task 2:

Underneath the writing task is a spelling test. 

We are not using it as a spelling test but as revision of our Ancient Greece topic. 

Here are the words to fill the gaps. Your job is to decide where they go! 

Underneath your accident report, please type or write the words in the order they should appear in the passage.

 

follow

colourful

raising

biggest

audience

original

symbol

fighting

accuracy

extremely

highly

stopped

encourage

judged

throughout

festival

wrestling

bodies

transformed

approximately

 

Lesson 2: Maths

Warm up:

Do the Area & Perimeter questions from the sheet below, on paper or in your book. 

The answers are at the end. Please self mark. 

 

Main task:

We are continuing to work from White Rose this week.

As yesterday, watch the video and then click on the links below for the work.

Today you need to watch the video for Lesson 2 (multiplying fractions by fractions) and then do the activity attached (in your book or on paper).

The answers are on a separate document - please  mark yourself and check you understand any errors:

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

 

Afternoon:

Geography:

Y7 Transition work - have a go at the attached task. 

There are 4 pages of mixed Geography questions. If you don’t know the answers it’s fine to look them up, but this is the knowledge your Year 7 teachers will expect you to have (this is a Year 7 resource that we stole….sssshhhhh!).

The 6 figure grid reference question is a bit tricky - here’s a link to help you. It might be easier to think of the grid reference as being 47.6 and 33.4, which becomes 476334.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/z6j6fg8/revision/4

You don’t have to share this work with us - just do it on paper and pop it in your folder. 

Monday 11.5.20

 

Lesson 1: SPaG

You all have tasks set on Purple Mash. If you do not know your logon, please contact Mrs Thompson or Mrs Storey. 

There are 3 spelling tasks, all of which are revising of words you should be able to spell. 

We are expecting very high scores!

There are 3 grammar tasks:

  • Countryside contrasts

  • Anna and the trampoline

  • The zoo tiger

All of this work should take about an hour. 

If the system glitches, leave it and try again - we know this can happen. 

 

If you finish early, go to:

https://www.bristol.ac.uk/arts/exercises/grammar/grammar_tutorial/page_41.htm

Do the exercises on Using the Apostrophe 1 and Using the Apostrophe 2

 

Lesson 2: Maths

Warm up:

Do the Angles questions from the sheet below, on paper or in your book. 

The answers are at the end. Please self mark. 

 

Main task:

We are working from White Rose this week, but there is a slight change - instead of the tasks being on the White Rose website, you will find them as attachments below. 

Follow this link, click on Summer Term Week 4 (11 May), watch the video for Lesson 1 (multiplying fractions by integers) and then do the activity attached below (in your book or on paper). 

The answers are on a separate document - please  mark yourself and check you understand any errors:

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

 

Afternoon:

Drama - Mrs Sales’ next lesson is attached below. 

Please take a photo of your sketch and share it with Mrs Thompson or Mrs Storey, or pop it into your home learning folder. 

 

Games - we would like you to do a HIIT workout from Youtube.

If you have Youtube on your TV, this is the best place to watch it, but just do your best with whatever device you have.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc1Ag9m7XQo

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